Man in danger on Carfax Tower

first_imgPolice were called to Carfax Tower on Thursday after fears about a man on the tower, Thames Valley Police have confirmed.Police and ambulances were called at 4.29PM.The street was cordoned off for around half an hour, but nobody was harmed in the incident. The individual involved left the tower around 5pm.Eyewitnesses have alleged to Cherwell that a man was threatening to jump from the tower, but was dissuaded while at the scene.The development comes two weeks after somebody died falling from the same tower. On May 13, police were called after a man fell from Carfax. He was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital, but later died from his injuries.The tower stayed closed for the day as a mark of respect.Before this month, the last person to die falling from the tower was 61-year-old Patricia Stoute, who died in June 2009.Carfax is a major Oxford landmark, with around 40,000 tourists climbing the tower yearly.last_img read more

Serena fends off stubborn Zidansek to reach Aussie Open third round

first_imgThe 38-year-old Williams was never in serious trouble against the 70th-ranked Slovenian Zidansek, winning 6-2, 6-3 at Rod Laver Arena.But the eighth seed was restrained in her celebrations and said: “It was a good match for me, she was a really good fighter, she did not just let me win.”The 22-year-old Zidansek put up resistance in the second set with Williams twice failing to break when 40-0 up on the Slovenian’s serve.Williams then struggled through her own service game at 3-2 down, with a brief stoppage while the roof closed because of more rain in Melbourne.Williams finally broke Zidansek’s stubborn resolve in the seventh game, getting the break of serve on the way to victory in one hour 18 minutes.The American great described herself as “frustrated” by her failure to bury her opponent in those two service games.“I made so many errors in a row and had to battle through my own internal problems,” said Williams.“I knew I had to play better and couldn’t keep making unforced errors like that, otherwise it was going to be a long evening for me.” Serena Williams admitted she was frustrated and not at her best as she fought off a stubborn Tamara Zidansek to reach the Australian Open third round on Wednesday.Advertisement The American great, one short of Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles, faces China’s 27th seed Wang Qiang next in Melbourne. Read Also: Aussie Open: Coco crunch for Osaka as Djokovic bowls over wildcardWilliams, who has won the Australian Open seven times, thrashed Wang 6-1, 6-0 when they met at the US Open quarter-finals last year.She dropped just three games in her opening win over Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova on Monday in Melbourne.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Reasons You Have Trouble Getting Things Done7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Best Cars Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Loading… last_img read more