Corpus Christi has been subject to a major theft, with £1,300 disappearing from the room of the JCR Treasurer.In an email sent to JCR members on Saturday evening, Treasurer Gege Parthasarathy said, “Last night £1,300 of JCR money was stolen from my room… This is really serious and the exec are in the process of contacting the police as a result of the Dean’s advice in hope that this can be resolved.”The email was signed by Parthasarathy, in addition to current JCR President Erika Pheby, JCR VP Harry Begg, and former President Patricia Stephenson, and called for information on the robbery.On Saturday night the source of the money in Parthasarathy’s room remained unclear. The email stated that the money was “going to be banked this [Saturday] morning.”JCR member Aled Jones commented, “After the glorious ecstasy of last night’s Christmas bop, it was terrible to hear about the theft. Hopefully the swift action that was taken will mean that this can be resolved soon.”A member of Corpus JCR’s executive said that the committee are currently unable to comment.
A year ago, USC coach Michael Cooper declined a chance to have the USC women’s basketball team play in the WNIT after finishing the season 19-12.But this year, after his team was once again left out of the NCAA field with the same record, Cooper decided to accept a bid to the postseason tournament.“I think it’ll serve us right this year,” Cooper said. “Obviously, the [NCAA tournament] is what we wanted to be in, but [the WNIT] will give us a chance to play together more as a team … We’ll use this as a springboard to hopefully get us going for next year.”The Women of Troy, appearing in the WNIT for the first time since 2002, will try to start a run through the tournament on their home court tonight against the Gauchos. Despite the disappointment of being denied the chance to play in the NCAA tournament two years in a row, the players are maintaining a positive mindset.“Coming that close to making the NCAA tournament is a bummer,” said sophomore forward Christina Marinacci. “It’s going to be hard to get over that. But my mindset is … [to try] and win the whole thing, and show the committee that we deserved to play in the NCAA’s.”The Gauchos (19-11), regular season champions of the Big West conference, enter the WNIT after being upset by Pacific University 49-45 in the first round of the Big West tournament.UCSB is led in scoring by junior guard Emilie Johnson with 13.6 points per game. The Gauchos also have senior center Mekia Valentine, a University of Wake Forest transfer who averages a double-double with 11.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.USC is 11-13 all-time against UCSB, with its last matchup coming in November 2008 that resulted in a 62-53 win.If the Women of Troy defeat the Gauchos, they could face a couple familiar conference rivals that could act as roadblocks in the team’s march towards a WNIT championship. Arizona, who holds a 2-1 edge over USC this season, could face off against the Women of Troy as early as the third round.Defending WNIT champion California awaits the Women of Troy following that game in the quarterfinals. The teams split their two matchups this season, each winning on their own home court.Tonight’s game marks the fifth straight game that USC will have played at the Galen Center, where the team went 12-4 during the regular season and Pac-10 tournament.Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal confirmed the cricket team escaped a shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.New Zealand Police confirmed they had responded to shots fired in central Christchurch at around 13:40 local time (00:40 GMT). Alhamdulillah Allah save us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque…we r extremely lucky…never want to see this things happen again….pray for us— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) March 15, 2019In a brief statement posted on Twitter, Bangladesh confirmed the team was safe.”All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, New Zealand are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city,” they said.”The Bangladesh Cricket Board [BCB] is in constant contact with the players and team management.”All members of the Bangladesh Cricket Team in Christchurch, New Zealand are safely back in the hotel following the incident of shooting in the city. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in constant contact with the players and team management.#christchurchMosqueAttack— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 15, 2019 They later said there were “multiple fatalities” after shootings at at least two mosques.Bangladesh is in Christchurch ahead of its third Test against New Zealand, scheduled to start on Saturday, and Tamim tweeted the team had been caught up in the tragedy.Entire team got saved from active shooters!!! Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack— Tamim Iqbal Khan (@TamimOfficial28) March 15, 2019″Entire team got saved from active shooters!!!” Tamim wrote on Twitter.”Frightening experience and please keep us in your prayers #christchurchMosqueAttack.”Batsman Mushfiqur Rahim also tweeted, writing: “Alhamdulillah Allah save [sic] us today while shooting in Christchurch in the mosque…we r [sic] extremely lucky…never want to see this [sic] things happen again….pray for us.”