April 2, 2015

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Al-Shabab Islamist militants attack on Kenya university –
The death toll in the attack by al-Shabab Islamist militants on a university in north-eastern Kenya has risen to 147, Kenyan government officials say. They added that the operation to secure the the Garissa University College campus was now over, with all four attackers killed.
The evacuation of surviving students is now under way. An overnight curfew is being implemented in parts of the country. [BBC]

Oxford v Cambridge: RNLI rescue Oxford women’s boat crew –
Oxford University’s women’s boat crew have been rescued by an RNLI lifeboat in choppy waters in the Thames during training for the Boat Race.
The eight rowers and cox were discovered by the Chiswick RNLI crew while it was out on exercise. RNLI helmsman Ian Owen said: “We’ve rescued quite a number of rowers, but it is the first time I’ve been involved in helping such a prestigious team.” [BBC]

US sailor rescued after 66 days lost at sea –
The U.S. Coast Guard says a man missing in the Atlantic Ocean for the past two months survived by drinking rain water and eating raw fish. He was found off Cape Hatteras this afternoon. The Coast Guard says a German tanker ship spotted Louis Jordan and his 35-foot sailboat approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras around 1:30 p.m. The 37-year-old Jordan was reported missing by his father on January 29th. Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss from the Coast Guard in Miami tells WITN that Jordan had been surviving off of raw fish and rain water. [WITN]

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Oxford v Cambridge women’s boat race winners:

RACE YEAR WINNER WINNING
DISTANCE
WINNING TIME
69 2014  Oxford 4 lengths 05:50
68 2013  Oxford 1 3/4 lengths 07:21
67 2012  Cambridge 1/4 length 06:38
66 2011  Oxford 1 length 06:24
65 2010  Oxford 4 lengths 05:56
64 2009  Oxford 1 1/4 lengths 06:24
63 2008  Oxford 1/2 length 06:38
62 2007  Cambridge 1/2 length 04:03
61 2006  Oxford 1/2 length 05:54
60 2005  Cambridge 2 1/3 lengths 06:27
59 2004  Oxford 4 lengths 06:06
58 2003  Oxford 3 1/2 lengths 06:35
57 2002  Oxford 2 1/2 lengths 06:02
56 2001  Cambridge 3 feet 07:27
55 2000  Oxford 2 1/4 lengths 06:18
54 1999  Cambridge 1 length 06:01
53 1998  Cambridge 1 1/4 lengths 06:25
52 1997  Cambridge 1 1/4 lengths 06:26
51 1996  Cambridge 4 lengths 06:12
50 1995  Cambridge 1 1/3 lengths 06:02
49 1994  Cambridge 1 length 06:11
48 1993  Cambridge 4 1/2 lengths 06:10
47 1992  Cambridge 1/3 length 06:20
46 1991  Oxford 3 lengths 07:29
45 1990  Cambridge 3 1/4 lengths 07:17
44 1989  Cambridge 1 length 06:20
43 1988  Oxford NTT
42 1987  Cambridge NTT
41 1986  Oxford NTT
40 1985  Oxford NTT
39 1984  Cambridge NTT
38 1983  Cambridge NTT
37 1982  Cambridge NTT
36 1981  Oxford NTT
35 1980  Oxford NTT
34 1979  Cambridge NTT
33 1978  Cambridge NTT
32 1977  Cambridge NTT
31 1976  Oxford NTT
30 1975  Cambridge NTT
29 1974  Cambridge NTT
28 1973  Cambridge NTT
27 1972  Cambridge NTT
26 1971  Cambridge NTT
25 1970  Cambridge NTT
24 1969  Cambridge NTT
23 1968  Cambridge NTT
22 1967  Cambridge NTT
21 1966  Cambridge NTT
20 1965  Cambridge NTT
19 1964  Cambridge NTT
18 1952  Cambridge NTT
17 1951  Oxford NTT
16 1950  Oxford NTT
15 1949  Oxford NTT
14 1948  Cambridge NTT
13 1946  Cambridge NTT
12 1945  Cambridge NTT
11 1944  Cambridge NTT
10 1942  Cambridge NTT
9 1941  Oxford NTT
8 1939  Oxford NTT
7 1937  Oxford NTT
6 1936  Oxford NTT
5 1935  Oxford NTT
4 1934  Oxford NTT
3 1930 *  Cambridge NTT
2 1929 *  Cambridge NTT
1 1927  Oxford 03:36

NOTES:

The Course is Putney to Mortlake except 1829 (Henley); Westminster to Putney 1839-42; Mortlake to Putney 1846, 1856, 1862 and 1863

The first Boat Race was in 1829 but did not become an annual event until 1856. There were also interruptions during the two world wars. This table shows all the races since 1829.

Table from The Boat Races.org

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