St Anne’s name new principal

first_imgSt Anne’s College alumna Ms Helen King is to be its next principal, after her lifelong career in the police service.Ms King was selected by the college’s Governing Body, after applications and interviews that included senior members of the college and the JCR President, Pranay Shah.Shah told Cherwell, “Having interviewed the shortlisted candidates, I can truly say I am very glad Helen King is the new Principal of St Anne’s.Having attended, and stayed in touch with, the College she truly understands its ethos and principles, and it is personified in her down to earth and genuine character.I believe she will be a fantastic leader for us and take St Anne’s forward in a great direction over the upcoming years.”Helen King studied PPE at St Anne’s, graduated in 1986 and joined the Police Graduate Entry Scheme, before a hugely successful career in the police service that included a Deputy Chief Constable role and Queen’s Police Medal in 2011.Helen joined the Metropolitan Police Service as Assistant Commissioner for Territorial Policing in June 2014 with oversight of policing in London’s 32 Boroughs, and was responsible for Roads Policing and Criminal Justice.  Since April 2016, she has held the position of Assistant Commissioner for Professionalism which includes responsibility for Training and Professional Standards.She said, “I feel immensely honoured and a little overwhelmed to have been selected by the Governing Body of St Anne’s College to be their Principal and to be the first police officer ever appointed to head an Oxbridge College.“St Anne’s is rightly proud of its history of having been established by a remarkable group of determined people in order to enable women of any financial background, with talent, appetite and determination, to gain a university education at Oxford.“It resolutely continues to seek to identify and nurture students with potential, regardless of privilege.”Robert Chard, Acting Principal, said, “speaking on behalf of the Fellowship, I would like to stress how delighted we are at the outcome of this election. St Anne’s selects its Principals for their values and personal qualities, and Helen King combines genuine human warmth with impressive competence and a commitment to inclusiveness, diversity and opportunity.“We feel she will work well with all segments of the St Anne’s community – students, staff, Fellows, and alumnae – in steering the College through what looks to be a time of many changes ahead, and keeping us in an optimal position to continue our tradition of transforming the lives of people who traditionally would not have had access to an Oxford education.”last_img read more

Balotelli lists ex-Liverpool, Man City teammates in his best XI

first_imgMario Balotelli insists he “only has good memories of the Premier League” as he included two of the division’s all-time great midfielders in his ultimate XI. The Italian forward spent three years at Manchester City after joining from Inter Milan in 2010, and then after heading back to Italy with AC Milan he returned to England for a season with Liverpool in 2014. Brescia striker Mario Balotelli is a reported target for Turkish side Galatasaray His time in the Premier League may have been full of incident and intrigue off the pitch, but he did win the division with City in 2012, a year after he’d also lifted the FA Cup with them at Wembley. When asked to name his ultimate XI during a Puma Football Instagram chat with Thierry Henry, Balotelli picked his former City teammate Yaya Toure in his midfield along with his old Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo. “Pirlo guarantees you 10 goals a year, Yaya can do it all,” he said. “That’s a good team I think, although I left you [Henry] out, I left Cristiano [Ronaldo] out.” Balotelli picked Gerrard in his XI Balotelli plumped for the former Brazil forward Ronaldo in attack with Lionel Messi and Antonio Cassano, with his defence carrying a strong Inter Milan and Italy influence. Balotelli also reflected on his time in England during the conversation with Arsenal great Henry. “I only have good memories of the Premier League,” he said. “The Premier League is the best. The French league is physical too, though.” In elaborating on the controversies in his career, he added: “I always say I was crazy, but I wasn’t even crazy, I was just young. Balotelli’s star-studded team Read Also: Blatter reveals why FIFA must not allow Qatar host 2022 World Cup “I was always respectful, but when you’re 16 or 17 you want to do things that 16 or 17 year olds do – going out to clubs, you know. “But when you are a footballer there is an expectation of you.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On Schedule10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

Sterling ‘could be burning out’

first_imgRaheem Sterling “could be displaying some of the early signs of burnout”, according to a leading academic researching the field. Hodgson has been criticised for his handling of the matter, with some suggesting he had given in to Liverpool following the controversy over Daniel Sturridge’s injury on international duty last month and other observers arguing that he should have kept Sterling’s admission private and given another reason for his absence. York St John University lecturer Dr Hill conducts extensive research into the relationship between chronic stress-induced burnout and the drive for perfection, across sport and other areas of work and study. The former Leeds University academic believes the impact of Sterling’s rapid rise to international acclaim – as well as “external pressures” – could already be taking a toll. “He could be displaying some of the early signs of burnout,” Dr Hill told Press Association Sport. “Burnout is something we consider far more psychologically-driven than anything physiological. “That doesn’t mean they are not correlated, but we really understand it to be a psychological, stress-driven condition. “It is the psychological toll that drives burnout. “External pressures are a very big predictor of burnout, associated with stress, because you don’t have any control over those standards. Dr Andrew Hill believes the Liverpool teenager’s complaints of tiredness on England duty could be linked to stress caused by fast-rising demands at both club and country. England boss Roy Hodgson left Sterling on the bench for Sunday night’s unconvincing Euro 2016 qualifying victory in Estonia after the 19-year-old admitted to fatigue in training. “You can’t control what other people are expecting of you. So that links to the chronic accrual of stress, which speaks directly to burnout. “Everyone gets stressed, but not everyone burns out – it’s the people that can’t cope with that stress who burn out, and over time it accrues and weighs heavy on them.” Sterling has come in for outside criticism following Hodgson’s revelations on his tiredness, with the likes of former England striker Stan Collymore suggesting it is too early in the season for professionals to be asking for rests. Captain Wayne Rooney’s free-kick goal guided England to their third-straight Euro 2016 qualifying victory, with Sterling employed from the bench in the second half. Dr Hill suggests Sterling’s request to be rested could indicate the early shoots of troubles with adjusting to the twin demands of both Premier League and international football. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers made no secret of his frustrations with England when striker Sturridge returned to Anfield with a thigh injury suffered in training. Anfield bosses wanted Sturridge to sit out the session where he picked up the injury. Dr Hill said many top sports stars display perfectionist tendencies, where outside expectation can weigh increasingly heavy. Should Sterling find himself pulled in different directions by Liverpool and England, the stress could then rise, Dr Hill explained. “Perfectionism at its core really is about either expecting lots from yourself or perceiving that other people are expecting a lot from you,” said Dr Hill. “Those two things in combination really is very stressful. “You can lower the standards for yourself, but perfectionists don’t. “The perception of pressure is something you can’t do anything about: you just have to learn to cope with that. “Coaches can create environments that downplay those expectations and help players understand the positive elements. “It seems the management team has been responsive, either with or without collaboration from Liverpool. “But certainly they have included the player in that decision-making, now that’s got to be positive for the long term.” Press Associationlast_img read more