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Leicester continue title quest without Vardy

first_imgBefore that at 2:05pm, Arsenal can regain third place with a win over Sunderland.Jack Wilshere could return for Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.The midfielder hasn’t featured this season after getting injured in August.Meanwhile, Sunderland head into the game in the relegation zone, one point adrift of 17th-placed Norwich with a game in hand.Crystal Palace and Watford will be hoping to join Manchester United in the FA Cup final.They go head to head in their semi-final at Wembley at 4pm.Palace will be hoping to book their place in their first FA Cup final since 1990 while Watford last made the final six years earlier. But they’ll be without top scorer Jamie Vardy for their trip to Swansea at 4:15pm.Leicester are five points clear at the top with just four matches to playManager Claudio Ranieri is keeping his plans for Vardy’s absence close to his chest.last_img read more

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Second-half latest: Norwich 1 Chelsea 2 – Blues edging towards victory

first_imgKenedy put Chelsea ahead after just 39 seconds at Carrow Road and Diego Costa netted a controversial second on the stroke of half-time.Kenedy burst in from the left, dodged two challenges and fired into the far corner – his first Premier League goal.And Bertrand Traore set up Costa, who was in an offside position before lifting the ball over keeper John Ruddy – the striker’s 10th goal in his last 14 matches.Nathan Redmond pulled a goal back for Norwich midway through the second half when he collected Wes Hoolahan’s fine past and blasted past keeper Thibaut Courtois.The exciting young duo of Kenedy and Traore – who made his first league start for the Blues – were included as part of a shake-up by boss Guus Hiddink, who dropped Baba Rahman and recalled Nemanja Matic and Oscar.After Kenedy, who replaced Baba at left-back, scored the opener, Traore might have made it 2-0 had he managed to control Eden Hazard’s pass.But Traore’s heavy touch simply nudged the ball into the arms of Ruddy, who was also able to tip over Cesc Fabregas’ free-kick.Traore made amends by teeing up Costa and showed plenty of promise before being substituted on the hour mark.Cameron Jerome missed two glorious chances for the Canaries early in the second half.He volleyed wide from eight yards out after being found by Gary O’Neil’s cross, and then contriving to volley against the top of the bar after Russell Martin had headed the ball back into the box.Redmond, on the other hand, finished emphatically to give Norwich hope of rescuing a point.Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy (Baba 69), Fabregas, Matic, Hazard, Oscar (Mikel 60), Traore (Willian 60), Costa.Subs: Begovic, Loftus-Cheek, Pato, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA’s new draft law on sex crimes

first_img20 October 2006South Africa’s draft Sexual Offences Bill introduces a range of new measures to help the country’s police and prosecutors tackle sexual offences against women and children.The stated aim of the proposed law is to give the victims of sexual offences in South Africa – whether or not they themselves are South African – “the maximum and least traumatising protection that the law can provide”.The Bill is currently under consideration by Parliament in Cape Town. If passed into law in its current form, it will, among other things:Redefine all “indecent assaults” – which carry a relatively lenient sentence – as “sexual assaults”. Redefine rape as involving any form of penetration without consent, whether vaginal or anal, and regardless of the gender of the people involved. Make provision for rape victims to receive treatment at selected state institutions within 72 hours to help prevent transmission of HIV/Aids. Prohibit any form of exposure of sexual activities to children. Declare all children and victims of sexual offences as “vulnerable witnesses,” to ensure that they are given the protection they need to help them lay charges and give evidence. Allow for children’s evidence to be led through closed circuit television, freeing them from the trauma of testifying in the courtroom. Abolish the “cautionary rules” relating to children’s evidence on sexual offences.The draft law also includes stringent provisions that criminalise every aspect of child prostitution; provisions that protect all mentally impaired people from sexual exploitation; and provision for the supervision and treatment of sexual offendersIt keeps 16 as the age of consent for girls, and reduces the age of consent for boys from 19 to 16.Advocate Aaron Raletjena of the Department of Justice’s sexual offence and community affairs unit warns, however, that the best law can still be “paralysed” by the actions of peopleAddressing members of the Men for Change initiative of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Pretoria on Thursday, Raletjena recalled that, while he was working as a prosecutor, a woman had refused to testify against her husband for raping her daughter.“The husband had impregnated a 15-year-old stepdaughter, but the woman refused to testify against him because she was afraid he would stop financing their material life,” Raletjena said.“The woman never imagined the pain that her child was enduring. I’m saying the biggest centre of human law is our own consciousness.”The SAPS launched the Men for Change initiative in April to help shift perceptions regarding the role of men in society.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Three goodbyes and one hello for OSU’s AEDE

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In 1980 Doug Southgate, Cam Thraen and Carl Zulauf each started academic careers as Assistant Professors in OSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Thirty-five years later, each is retiring from OSU’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE), leaving remarkable individual legacies in teaching, research and public engagement.The co-author of six books, Southgate has influenced many students through his contributions to classroom favorites including the The World Food Economy and Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, while engaging more general audiences with titles such as Globalized Fruit: Transnational Firms, Tropical Entrepreneurs and Governments, and Independent Banana Development. Southgate’s extensive research portfolio occurs at the interface of development economics and environmental economics with a strong focus on Latin America. Southgate was a recipient of a Fullbright Fellowship to Ecuador and has served the University and Department in many important service roles ranging from the Department’s Undergraduate Director to Director of the University’s Center for International Studies. His engaging style and lively banter will be missed by students across the OSU campus.Thraen has provided important insights into the dairy market dynamics and worked to help penetrate the policy implications of proposed and enacted dairy provisions in various farm bills. Thraen’s ability to collaborate and organize efforts with other dairy economists across the country to develop effective and highly demand educational programs in response to risk management and policy needs in the dairy sector has resulted in multiple awards from American Agricultural Economics Association. Work with his Ph.D. advisee John Newton was also influential in guiding dairy policy discussions in Washington, DC. Thraen has also regularly shared his abilities and enthusiasm for number crunching with OSU students during regular offerings of quantitatively demanding courses that prepare students for the next phase of their careers.Zulauf has provided unique insights into U.S. farm policy and the program options available to U.S. farmers, which is not surprising given his role in influencing federal agricultural commodity policy and his role as policy advisor to Senator John Glenn during the 1985 Farm Bill cycle. In 2008, Zulauf developed a conceptual framework that became the basis for the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program, which was crafted into legislation and introduced to the 2008 Farm Bill debate by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois. The ACRE program was eventually secured as policy in the 2008 Farm Bill (Food, Energy and Conservation Act of 2008). OSU students will also miss Zulauf’s unique and demanding Socratic teaching style, which has garnered Zulauf numerous local and national teaching awards throughout his years at Ohio State.With more than 100 years of experience engaging classroom and outreach audiences among them, these three scholars will be missed by their colleagues in the department though, luckily for the department and OSU students, each has indicated willingness to continue to engage with OSU students in the classroom at some point in the future.While it is difficult to bid farewell to these colleagues the department is proud to welcome Ani Katchova to its faculty ranks as an associate professor. Katchova assumes the roles as the Farm Income Enhancement Chair and as the inaugural Director of OSU’s Center for Cooperatives. She received her Ph.D. from AEDE in 2001 and has gathered extensive experience at sister departments at the University of Illinois and the University of Kentucky where she conducted extensive research in agricultural finance, agribusiness management and cooperatives. With multiple visiting scholar appointment as USDA’s Economic Research Service in Washington, DC, including one spell as a AAAS Science and Technology Fellow, Katchova is intimately familiar with the economics of the U.S. farm sector and has received multiple awards for both research and teaching. Katchova has been actively meeting with leaders of agricultural cooperatives and looks forward to developing innovative educational opportunities related to cooperatives and farm income enhancement opportunities for stakeholders in Ohio and beyond.last_img read more

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Quick Tip: Adjust the Color of Water in After Effects

first_imgDownload the FREE Project File and Video Footage.Download Now! Learn how to easily adjust the color tone of water in your footage using Adobe After Effects. Includes free project file!In this After Effects tutorial, we are going to look at some quick and effective ways to adjust the color tone of water in our footage. Whether it’s a river, pond, or ocean, water can sometimes take on various color tones that are not very appealing. This can be a result of many factors, such as time of day, algal growth, or plain old mud.Using the Hue and Saturation effect and some basic masks in After Effects, we will add a teal/blue tone back into the water in our footage. (Note: you can use the color techniques from this tutorial for more than just water. You can also use them to change the hue of a blue sky or fields of green grass, etc.)For more complicated shots including objects in the water, lots of shadows, or camera movement, we can use the native Keylight effect in After Effects to separate the water from the original footage. This allows us to apply the Hue and Saturation effect only on the water, preventing unwanted color alterations to other parts of the image.Alternatively, if creating blue water isn’t your thing, you can create all kinds of trippy color looks by adjusting the Master Hue dial on the Hue and Saturation effect. (Hint: easy way to create a toxic spill.)Ready? Let’s dive into the tutorial. (Make sure you download the free project file to follow along!)last_img read more

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Lacuna, PH swimmers hope to get out of SEA Games slump

first_imgLIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES View comments Also swimming for the Philippines is Fil-Am newcomer James Deiparine, who owns the national record of 28.13 seconds in men’s 50-meter and 1:02.00 in 100-meter breaststroke.Deiparine, whose mom hails from Angeles City, Pampanga, is making his first SEA Games appearance. He first donned the tricolours in the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary last month.The country bagged two silvers and 11 bronze medals in the Singapore edition.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Jasmine Alkhaldi. INQUIRER File photoKUALA LUMPUR — Swimming, the Philippines’ biggest frustration the past Southeast Asian Games, hopes to get out of the doldrums this time when competition starts Monday at KL Sports City.One of the sports with the biggest number of gold medals at stake at 38, the country went home with nothing two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 6 MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program But two-time Olympian Jhessie Lacuna hopes to break that slump when he competes in the men’s 400-meter heats in the morning. He won silver two years ago in this event in Singapore.Lacuna has trained in Italy along with fellow Olympian Jasmine Alkhaldi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlso buckling down to work are Nanjing Youth Olympic Games veteran Roxanne Yu and Fil-American Nicole Oliva who will vie for 100m backstroke heats.Six gold medals are at stake in one of the two centrepiece events of the SEA Games which will have heats in the morning and finals in the evening starting at 7 p.m. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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22 days agoCardoner admits Barcelona players pushed board to bring back Neymar

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardoner admits Barcelona players pushed board to bring back Neymarby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner admits the players pushed the board to bring back Neymar last summer.It’s been confirmed Barca twice had offers for Neymar turned down by PSG.And Cardoner says it was the players who were eager to see the deal happen.He told Catalunya Ràdio: “Neymar, in addition to having a good relationship with the locker room, is a great player. “Hence our desire to have him in our ranks. The players have suggested him to us, but we are the ones who weigh the pros and cons.” last_img

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16 days agoLionel Messi: Why I plan to stay with Barcelona

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lionel Messi: Why I plan to stay with Barcelonaby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLionel Messi has hinted he’s willing to play out his career with Barcelona.Messi, speaking on RAC1, insists he and his family are happy and settled in the city.He explained: “My idea has always been to stay here, it has always been the case and it has not changed. “An extension? I think not, I do not have all the information about it, but for the moment there is nothing according to what my father tells me. Whenever there were negotiations, I always stayed away from the discussions because there were never any problems, everything was always clear. “Today, my idea and that of my family is to finish my career here. Especially because I’m settled in the club and I feel good within the club, after for family reasons, because we are happy in this city, and for my sons also not to change their friendships and break them, I lived it and it had hurt me a lot on a personal level.” last_img read more

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UK police free 2 drone suspects in Gatwick travel chaos

first_imgLONDON – British police say they have released a man and a woman who had been arrested in connection with the drone incursions at London’s Gatwick Airport that had disrupted holiday plans for tens of thousands of travellers.Sussex police said Sunday the two had co-operated with police and were no longer considered suspects. They had been arrested late Friday in a town not far from the airport.There have been no reported drone sightings at Britain’s second-busiest airport since Friday evening and flights are operating normally.The drones first appeared on Wednesday night, causing chaos at the airport that handles 43-million passengers a year.last_img

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Adani to develop container terminal port in Myanmar

first_imgNew Delhi: Adani Group Tuesday said it has received approvals to develop a new container terminal in Myanmar as the diversified conglomerate spreads its port operations beyond Indian shores. This will be Adani’s second international port after Australia. It said the investment does not breach Australian, US, UN or other international sanctions against Myanmar. “Adani rejects insinuations that this investment is unethical or will compromise human rights,” the group said in a statement. “As with all its international investments, the Adani Group has been guided by the Securities and Exchange Board of India and other key international guidelines and will inform the concerned authorities when we firm up the agreements.” Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe land where the port is proposed to be built has been leased from the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC). “An Adani Group company, the Adani Yangon International Terminal Co Ltd, has received approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission for an investment in a new container port in the Yangon Region,” the company said in a statement without giving investment it is going to make in developing the terminal to receive containers sailing on ships. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysLocal reports put the investment committed by Adani at $290 million. Adani operates five ports in India including Mundra and Hazira in Gujarat and has three terminals at ports in Murmugao, Vishakhapatnam and Tuna-Tekra. It is building a container terminal at Ennore in Tamil Nadu and Vizinjham port in Kerala. It also has a port in Australia. Adani Yangon International Terminal, a company incorporated in Singapore, received approval from the Myanmar Investment Commission on April 26 to develop, operate and maintain the Ahlone International Port Terminal-2 (AIPT-2) under a 50-year Build, Operate and Transfer agreement with the government, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). AIPT-2 in Ahlone township by the Yangon river will be developed across 50 acres of land owned by Myanmar Economic Corporation, which is currently operating AIPT-1, according to DICA. The company will enjoy income tax incentives for the first three years of operations. Construction of the port, which will be built from scratch, is expected to begin in September. Phase 1 of development will involve enough capacity to handle between 1 lakh and 1.5 lakh twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), or twenty-foot containers, when it is completed within the targeted 12 months. Phase 2, which will take an additional six months to construct, is expected to take the port’s total capacity to a maximum of 8 lakh TEUs. Adani statement said the Myanmar Investment Commission is an entity of the Myanmar government that is governed by senior ministers and public servants including representatives of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Planning and Finance, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. The port terminal will be built under the auspices of the Myanmar Port Authority, the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communication, it said. “The new container port will enable Myanmar to bring further efficiencies to the nation’s international trade by enabling cost-effective, high-volume imports and exports,” it said. “This will benefit Myanmar’s civil society by contributing to the nation’s economic development and create more than 1,100 local jobs.” Adani said its investment does not breach any international sanctions against Myanmar. “It is important to note that many economic sanctions against Myanmar were lifted in recent years (including by the USA and Australia) following political reforms within the country and the election of a civilian government,” it said. The company added that while some nations, including Australia, have arms embargos and travel restrictions on key members of the military in place, this does not preclude investment in the nation or business dealings with corporations such as MEC. The Group’s vision, it said, is to help build critical infrastructure for nations across key markets and help in propelling economic development and social impacts. AIPT-2 will be part of Yangon Port cluster on Strand Road in downtown Yangon, which includes Asia World Port Terminal and Myanmar Industrial Port. Container traffic in Myanmar is projected to grow to 20 lakh TEUs from current 12 lakh TEUs in the next few years and the new port will handle part of the traffic.last_img read more

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