Oxford’s traditional May Day celebrations went off without serious incident, despite several people ignoring police recommendations and jumping from Magdalen Bridge. 8,500 people packed onto the bridge on Saturday morning to hear Magdalen College Choir welcome in the dawn at 6am. 12,000 are thought to have been in the nearby area at this time. Traditionally, Oxford students celebrate May Day by jumping into the river Cherwell, but this has been discouraged in recent years because of safety fears, after one person was paralyzed. A two-metre high security fence failed to stop over a dozen from taking the plunge. Thames Valley Police acknowledged that “no one was injured” but admitted, “ideally we would have preferred it if no one had jumped.” Matthew Balaam, who had wanted to do the jump for over ten years, said, “it was fantastic, but it did hurt.” One male jumper landed on the concrete but was not seriously injured. However, Oxford City Councillor Mick McAndrews told Cherwell, theat despite being a “nice, Oxford tradition” it did need to be “properly policed”. Currently, a private security company employed by the Council provides the bulk of the security on May Day. “The money spent on stewarding seems to have been a waste,” he explained. Magdalen College Porter, Bob Porter, agreed.ARCHIVE: 1st week TT 2004
Hamburg-based supplier of LNG Nauticor has extended its LNG supply network for ships within the North Sea region by including the Port of Rotterdam. The company has been awarded the contract for a bunker operation in Rotterdam for the first time.The first bunker operation by Nauticor in the port saw the containership Wes Amelie receive the chilled fuel. In 2017, Wes Amelie became the world’s first boxship retrofitted to LNG.In total, the vessel received six truck loads, which is equal to 120 tons of LNG, during the bunker operation that took place on February 20, 2018. As informed, Nauticor is currently in charge of organizing LNG supply for Wes Amelie, which is chartered to Unifeeder A/S and operates as a feeder vessel between Rotterdam and ports in the Baltic Sea region, throughout Germany, and to the Dutch Port of Moerdijk.„We are continuously working on optimizing the LNG supply for ships and feel well-prepared for more bunker operations at this location. Another important milestone for the development of the LNG supply infrastructure in North & Baltic Seas will be our new LNG bunker vessel, which will be put into operation before the end of this year,“ Sonja Neßhöver, Director of the LNG Portfolio of Nauticor, commented.During its first bunker operation in the Port of Rotterdam, Nauticor set a new record for the speed of a bunker operation with an unloading rate of up to 40 tons of LNG per hour. To achieve this, the Nauticor team used its bunkering technique where two LNG trucks are unloaded simultaneously.
Pictured R-L are Emilia Hofer and Abe Trossman.Batesville, In. — Southeastern Indiana Dance, Inc. will hold the Spring Concert Sunday, May 5 at 2 p. m. at the East Central High School Performing Arts Center. The performance is completely free.The theme for this concert is “City Lights.” Lydia Woodward, Director, stated, “All the group dances are to music with the name of a city in the title. Some songs include “Moon Over Miami,” “Honolulu Baby,” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” It’s going to be a great afternoon of fun and dance!”The concert includes ballet, modern, musical theater, jazz, hip hop, and tap dances. Additionally, eight solos and two duets.will be presented. Choreography is by Woodward, Brittany Nicholas, and Toni Miles.Students, from Batesville, Oldenburg, Hamburg, Sunman, Greensburg, Brookville, St. Leon, Milan, Dillsboro, Cedar Grove, Moores Hill, Metamora, West Harrison, Rushville, Osgood, Guilford, and Laurel, IN, range in age from 4 to 18-years-old. They include Charlotte Anderson, Abigail Balash, Madelyn Balash, Abbi Barker, Teagan Barker, Sophie Beck, Aiden Belew, Emerson Belew, Macey Benjamin, Clara Black, Lila Blessing, Allison Bohman, Breanna Bohman, Taylor Bolling, Joy Brewer, Talyan Burkhart, Reece Busch, Riley Callahan, Sophie Cassidy, Madelyn Comparone, Lucy Dole, Rebecca Durham, Sarah Durham, Kaylee Effing, Haley Feiss, Charity Frommeyer, Alexis Gallagher, Nate Geis, Addison Glaub, Eden Goniea, Leah Goodin, Ashley Gowdy, Laine Greathouse, Charlotte Harmeyer, Mary Harmeyer, Kaylee Hochstetler, Mia Hofer, Adriana Hoff, Lily Ison, Annabelle John, Daisy Jordan, Margot Keller, Kate Kinker, Macy Kinker, Stella Lecher, Addisyn Lemmel, Katie Lipps, Addison Luers, Gena Mack, Brielle Maple, Elliana McLain, Francesca Myers, Cate Neuman, Alexis Nobbe, Elaina Nobbe, Abigail Obermeyer, Ava Obermeyer, Lila Obermeyer, Ella Parsons, Annie Patterson, Maggie Peters, Ava Pierson, Jozey Powers, Stella Prickel, Bethany Purvis, Paris Raab, Tess Rennekamp, Madison Rohls, Kaycee Rowland, Kendal Ryan, Lydia Sarringhaus, Solara Scheel, Amelia Spielmann, Eleanor Spielmann, Abe Trossman, Brooklyn Tuttle, London Tuttle, Presley Vanderpool, Lauren Voss, Leigh Walmsley, Sophie Wesseler, Abigail Weigel, and Gabrielle Williams.