Latest: Southampton 0 Chelsea 0 – injury blow for Blues early on

first_imgPedro limped off after tweaking a leg muscle in the opening stages of Chelsea’s game at St. Mary’s.The Spaniard struggled from the off and eventually crumpled to a heap after six minutes, before being replaced by Oscar.Both defences looked nervous initially, despite Southampton extending their run without conceding to more than nine-and-a-half hours.After Chelsea had looked uncomfortable in dealing with a couple of Southampton corners, the ball was recycled and with Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois out of goal, Shane Long headed over from close range.Southampton were also anxious on occasion as Chelsea tried to play cute short passes around the edge of the box, and they also hacked clear a loose ball from the goalmouth after a corner.Chelsea selected the same side that started the FA Cup rout of Manchester City for the trip to Southampton.Southampton made two changes from the side which won at Swansea, Cedric returning at right wing-back while former QPR striker Charlie Austin started at the expense of Graziano Pelle.Southampton: Forster; Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Cedric, Clasie, Romeu, Davis, Targett; Long, Austin.Subs: Stekelenburg, Yoshida, Martina, Ward-Prowse, Mane, Tadic, Pelle.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro (Oscar 7), Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Traore, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Reshaping reportage on Africa

first_imgJournalists in newsrooms and editorial offices all over Africa, and abroad, will benefit from the proposed syllabus. (Image: Wikimedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Jaco du ToitUnesco Southern Africa +264 61 291 7221 • Prof Fackson BandaSchool of Journalism and Media Studies+27 46 603 7156 or +27 78 208 7529RELATED ARTICLES • Boosting African journalism • Press freedom on Sanef agenda • Unesco, AU to boost journalism • SA celebrates media freedomJanine ErasmusSouth Africa’s Rhodes University, in the Eastern Cape province, and Unesco are in the process of developing a syllabus for better reporting on Africa.The two organisations have a common goal of ensuring top-quality journalism education and training on the continent, which will result in equally high-calibre reportage. A crucial step towards achieving this is to provide media learning institutions with the capacity to deliver good journalists.The university’s SAB-Unesco Chair of Media and Democracy, Prof Fackson Banda, is at the helm and is working closely with Unesco’s regional office, based in Windhoek, Namibia.Zambian-born Banda specialises in new media, media policy and sustainability, and political communication. He is a frequently published, award-winning author and lecturer who obtained his PhD from the University of South Africa, as well as an MA degree from the University of Leicester in the UK, and a BA degree in Mass Communication from the University of Zambia.Online discussionUnesco and Rhodes’ School of Journalism and Media Studies have opened up an online discussion that, they hope, will attract the necessary expert opinion to enhance the proposed syllabus.The syllabus will be based on Unesco’s model curricula for journalism education, which is a generic model that any country can adapt and use for its own specific needs.This model took four Unesco journalism experts two years to develop, with extensive input from experienced journalism teachers in developing nations, and is aimed at both undergraduates and post-graduates. It was finally presented at the World Journalism Education Congress in Singapore in 2007.To date, 16 groups have joined the online discussion, including the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Namibia University’s Department of Media Studies, and journalism departments from the Tshwane University of Technology, Stellenbosch University, and the Walter Sisulu University.Consultation and input at all stages of development from experts and relevant bodies, such as African Journalism Schools and the World Journalism Education Congress, will ensure a practical, easily accessible syllabus.African journalism experts and practitioners are encouraged to have their say during the development stages, thus applying their experiences to the development of a convincing style of African journalism, which also presents the continent to the world as an attractive and interesting subject.Interested parties may register on the African Journalism Schools website.Unesco, through its ongoing collaboration with Rhodes to promote excellence in African journalism, will seek insights from its already-established centres of excellence and potential centres of excellence. These were identified during a continent-wide investigation in 2009.Expert participationThe success of the project rests on two facets – research and development, and presentation and distribution.A small team of pan-African experts will undertake the former, drawing up a framework for the syllabus, as well as researching specific subjects, and later gathering more expert input.The latter aspect is to take place during panel discussions at the second World Journalism Education Congress, which sits from 5-7 July 2010 in Grahamstown, where Rhodes University is based.Distinguished experts already confirmed for the panel include communications specialist Prof Alfred Opubor from Benin; Prof Ralph Akinfeleye from the Department of Mass Communications at Lagos University, Nigeria; and Prof Kwame Karikari, executive director of the Ghana-based Media Foundation for West Africa.Accurate reportingReporters, especially those from overseas, at times struggle with compiling accurate, wholly representative news and features from the continent. Even African journalists are not immune to misrepresentation, but often they are just conforming to the models already established by foreign media.Not only should any reporting reflect Africa’s immense cultural diversity, it should also be relevant and sophisticated enough to appeal to a global audience. Basic journalism practices and media theory must entrench this thinking to avoid formulaic reporting.“Such a project promises to open up new possibilities for negotiating how foreign – especially Western – journalists could possibly see the continent afresh,” stated the project’s introductory document.“The same applies, albeit with some differences, to African journalists. But the process of leading up to such a reconfiguration of journalistic attitudes and behaviours must be driven by Africans themselves as a way of subverting the imperial, unidirectional gaze under which Africa has been seen and reported in the West, and possibly elsewhere in the world.”By positively influencing the way Africa is portrayed in the media, said the document, Africans will regain the intellectual ground they have lost over many years.last_img read more

CBI files 5 cases against HAL official, others

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation has registered five cases against a senior manager of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and others for allegedly causing a loss of more than ₹13 crore to the public sector undertaking.The agency has alleged that Bhaben Maitra, Senior Manager (Finance) at HAL’s office in Odisha, siphoned off the funds in conspiracy with other employees by using forged documents between 2013 and 2017.The first case pertains to alleged misappropriation of ₹13.11 lakh by the accused official in 2013, in league with two contractual workers and two private contractors. Another case involves ₹1.86 crore, in which the same modus operandi was used by accused persons, while in the third case they allegedly siphoned off ₹1.71 crore.In October last year, the agency had registered a case against Mr. Maitra for alleged embezzlement of ₹5 crore using forged bills, work orders and invoices.last_img read more

Davis thinks his foul woes ‘cost’ Taipei the game vs Gilas

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Towards the end, my last foul was a guard driving to the basket with nobody guarding him,” Davis said after finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds.It was a sorry defeat for Chinese Taipei, which shot 9-of-24 from downtown.“Gilas is very strong with their guard play, so we knew this was gonna happen. That’s just something we gotta work at,” said Davis.Chinese Taipei are now 0-2 after getting blown out by reigning Fiba Asia champion Australia to begin its campaign but Davis said that his team shouldn’t be discouraged and instead, look at its current situation as a reason to get better.“Gilas played their heart out. But I’m very proud of us because we never did give up. We really kept it close, we gave up some late 3-point shots in the end, but overall, we gotta let this be learning lesson for us, and hopefully, we’ll prepare to get them back when they come to Taipei,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Gilas Pilipinas’ Kiefer Ravena drives and draws Chinese Taipei’s Quincy Davis’ fifth foul. Davis fouled out with still 1:59 remaining in the game. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERChinese Taipei center Quincy Davis III said that one of the keys to Gilas Pilipinas win over the Taiwanese was the performance of its guards.“The Gilas guard play, the way they attack the basket was very tough for us,” Davis said.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Antetokounmpo downplays spat with assistant coach Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Taipei gets another crack at the Philippines sometime in June next year. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Davis was instrumental in the visitors jumping to an early 17-3 lead that silenced the crowd inside Smart Araneta Coliseum, He poured in 10 points in the opening frame alone.But Davis got into early foul trouble and he wasn’t as dominating since with Gilas center June Mar Fajardo and guard Jayson Castro playing aggressive throughout the game.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 shutout“I got in foul trouble early, just major mistakes that really hurt us. I think my defensive fouls really cost me and the team,” said Davis, who sat on the bench for the majority of the third period after picking up his fourth foul when he tried to spin around Fajardo.Davis was then whistled for his fifth and final foul while trying to stop a driving Kiefer Ravena with still 1:59 left. View commentslast_img read more

Ind vs NZ 1st Test preview: Will Dhoni use Sehwag to fill middle order gap created by exit of Dravid, Laxman?

first_imgTill a few months ago, India’s middle order looked rock solid in the longest format of cricket. However, with the departure of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, Indian selectors and the team management have been short of ideas as far as their replacements are concerned.However, the solution might already be there in Indias playing XI. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni might look to Delhi batsman Virender Sehwag to anchor a solid role in the middle order rather than using him in his usual role as an opener as India take on New Zealand in the twp-Test series beginning in Hyderabad on Thursday.Sehwag can bring solidity to the middle order if he curbs his natural playing instincts. In fact, Sehwag had himself expressed his desire to bat in the Indian middle order earlier this year.No doubt, Sehwags solid starts have been central to shaping many a wins for Dhoni’s Devils in the longer version. However, the exit of highly dependable Dravid and crisis manager Laxman has left a big hole in India’s batting order.And the onus is on the team management to either plug the gap in the middle with youngsters like Cheteshwar Pujara and Suresh Raina or offer Sehwag his much sought after slot at 5 or 6.Dhoni, in his media address ahead of the opening Test against New Zealand, had said that India would miss the two top batsmen, but he also insisted that the youngsters needed to step up to fill the gap.The presence of Mumbai’s Ajinkya Rahane could provide India an opportunity to experiment with the Gautam Gambhir-Rahane combine at the top against the inexperienced Kiwis.advertisementSehwag’s record as an opener stands testament to his prowess with the new ball. However, for a batsman who started off with a debut Test century batting at number six on a hostile Bloemfontein track in South Africa in 2001, one cannot deny Sehwag’s utility as a middle order batsman.While it has been a catch-22 situation for Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher, if the explosive Sehwag can prove his mettle lower down the order against the Kiwis it would certainly lend some much needed strength to India’s batting mix.Moreover, the move could provide India some much-needed dependability and experience in the middle before the more dangerous Englishmen and Aussies come calling.Teams (from):India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Subramaniam Badrinath and Piyush Chawla.New Zealand: Ross Taylor (Capt), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Daniel Flynn, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Tarun Nethula, Jeetan Patel, Tim Southee, Kruger van Wyk, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.Match Starts at 9.30 AM IST.last_img read more

Video: Dez Bryant Says Cowboys Aren’t Hazing Ezekiel Elliott, They “Need His Mind Right”

first_imgDez Bryant seen on TMZ sports.Despite 2016 being running back Ezekiel Elliott’s first season in the NFL, don’t expect the Cowboys rookie to be picking up any massive dinner checks this offseason. With the playoffs in mind, they want the former Ohio State star’s head to be clear of distractions. On Tuesday, TMZ Sports posted this great video to YouTube of Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant saying that the Cowboys don’t playfully haze rookies anymore and that Elliott will escape the tradition altogether because they “need his mind right.”With so many weapons on the field it’s easy to see why. The addition of Elliott behind one of the best offensive lines in the country provides endless possibilities in Dallas. Bringing balance to the potent offense could really open things up for Tony Romo.last_img

Film Industry Contributes $1.2 Billion to Local Economy

first_img Miss Robinson pointed out that this was the first time the figure had exceeded $1 billion, noting that the expenditure is the value of the budget that international productions spend in Jamaica. Film Commissioner at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Renée Robinson, says the local film industry performed remarkably for the 2017/18 financial year, contributing a record $1.2 billion in film production expenditure to the local economy. Story Highlights Film production expenditure, which relates to the value of the production budget that comes into the island to offset the services rendered, shows that for the 2017/18 fiscal period, some $1.2 billion was allocated, up from $745 million in the previous year, representing a 65 per cent increase. Film Commissioner at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Renée Robinson, says the local film industry performed remarkably for the 2017/18 financial year, contributing a record $1.2 billion in film production expenditure to the local economy.Film production expenditure, which relates to the value of the production budget that comes into the island to offset the services rendered, shows that for the 2017/18 fiscal period, some $1.2 billion was allocated, up from $745 million in the previous year, representing a 65 per cent increase.Miss Robinson pointed out that this was the first time the figure had exceeded $1 billion, noting that the expenditure is the value of the budget that international productions spend in Jamaica.“So, this would be to hire cast, crew, drivers, rental of equipment, anything that is part of the production process that is being spent in Jamaica,” she added.Some 124 international film productions took place over the period and generated 2,781 jobs.Miss Robinson explained that the Commission is able to differentiate and segment the types of productions that are shot on the island by tracking through the film registration process.“Documentary productions led the genres, with 35 documentaries filmed in Jamaica over the period, up from 17 in the previous year, and TV productions followed with 24, up from 15 in 2016/17,” the Film Commissioner said.Three feature films were shot on the island: ‘Yardie’, directed by Idris Elba; ‘Like Father’ and ‘The Intent 2’.For the first time, a webisode production was filmed in Jamaica.“We also had some high-profile productions filmed in Jamaica over the period, including ‘Caribbean’s Next Top Model’, and we were fortunate enough to shoot the entire season. We also shot an episode of ‘The Amazing Race Israel’ and an episode of ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’,” the Film Commissioner informed.Other prominent productions included the ‘Pretty Bird’ music video for Beyoncé and Jay-Z; ‘Perfect Places’ music video by Lorde, and ‘Candice Patton’ by America’s Next Top Model celebrity guest judge, Kelly Cutrone.“So, there has been quite a bit of activity in the local film industry as we tracked the various international productions that come into the island and the local personnel and services that they utilise for their projects. We are committed to improving our tracking and monitoring strategies,” Ms. Robinson said.The Commission is mandated to promote the Jamaican film industry through facilitation of activities that increase investment, export and employment in the sector.last_img read more

StoltNielsen Sees Drop in Net Profit

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed shipowner Stolt-Nielsen reported a net profit of USD 22.2 million in the third quarter of 2016, down from USD 37.8 million seen in the second quarter of the year.Revenue for the period slightly decreased to USD 474.1 million, from a revenue of USD 478.9 million reached in the previous quarter.The company said that the net profit for the first nine months stood at USD 90.3 million, compared with a net profit of USD 111.3 million recorded in the same period a year earlier, while revenue for the respective periods was at USD 1.41 billion and USD 1.48 billion.“Stolt-Nielsen’s third-quarter results were mixed. Stolt Tankers’ results were held down by weak summer demand, combined with the impact of Chinese production cutbacks and a weaker clean petroleum products (CPP) market, which pushed swing tonnage into the chemical tanker markets. As expected, the result was a reduction in volume with a corresponding softness in spot freight rates,” Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, said.Stolt Tankers reported a drop in operating profit to USD 31.4 million, compared with USD 45.3 million, reflecting lower deep-sea rates and reduced COA volume, and a loss on bunker hedges of USD 0.5 million, compared with a gain of USD 6.5 million in the prior quarter.Stolthaven Terminals’ operating profit was at USD 14.8 million, up from USD 13.8 million, mainly due to improved operating performance at its wholly-owned terminals. As marginally lower trading results were offset by higher income from joint ventures Stolt Tank Containers’ operating profit was unchanged at USD 10.7 million, according to the company.“It is difficult to forecast what the year ahead may bring. Volume growth has not kept pace with supply-side growth, a situation made more acute by the recent influx of CPP swing tonnage. On the demand side, the weak return volumes from China and the Far East are likely to continue,” Stolt-Nielsen said, adding that they believe the decline in rates and the margin squeeze “will soon bottom out.”last_img read more

Canada allies to discuss whether to start intercepting North Korean vessels

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada and its Korean War allies will sit down in Vancouver next week to mull ways to tighten the screws on North Korea — including whether to intercept North Korean shipping.U.S. State Department officials confirmed that China and Russia were not invited to Tuesday’s meeting, which Canada is co-hosting with the U.S. in response to North Korea’s recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.Instead, only those countries that deployed troops as part of the United Nations during the Korean War between 1950 and 1953 have been invited to participate in the discussions, which China has blasted as “Cold War thinking.”More than 25,000 Canadians served as part of UN Command during the war, of which 516 died. Canada was one of 17 countries to contribute troops to the UN force.The Vancouver meeting is expected to put a heavy emphasis on finding ways to crack down on the many smuggling and money-laundering schemes that Pyongyang has employed to sidestep sanctions and pay for its nuclear program.The Trudeau government has provided little information in the days leading up to the Vancouver summit, despite being a co-host, and appears to be instead consumed with the threat of a trade war with the U.S.But Brian Hook, director of policy for U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said the plan is to come up with concrete ways that Washington and its allies can strengthen the “maximum-pressure campaign” on North Korea.One of the options to be discussed, he said, would be naval interdiction to stop North Korean smuggling.“We will be discussing with our partners and allies the kind of steps that we can take on maritime interdiction and to be disrupting funding and disrupting resources,” Hook said during a briefing in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.“And maritime interdiction helps us to disrupt resources and then the financial side helps us to disrupt the financing of their nuclear and missile program.”Western security officials have accused Russia and China of exporting oil to North Korea in recent months, which would be a violation of UN sanctions.Both countries have denied the charges, but the reports have nonetheless put a spotlight on the importance of maritime trade and smuggling to the North Korean government’s continued survival and weapons development.Any agreement on naval action against North Korean shipping could result in the deployment of Canadian warships and other naval vessels into the area, and is certain to spark anger and threats from Pyongyang.But it could also put Canada, the U.S. and their allies at further odds with China, which has opposed the Vancouver meeting and warned that it will hurt — not help — efforts to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea.“The current situation in the Korean Peninsula is very complicated and sensitive,” Chinese foreign ministry Lu Kang said this week, according to a transcript from the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa.“All parties should work to defuse tensions and promote dialogue, rather than blindly resort to pressure and isolation.”Hook, meanwhile, defended the decision not to invite China and Russia to Vancouver, which State Department under-secretary Steven Goldstein later said was made in conjunction with Canada.Some have questioned what progress can be made without two of North Korea’s most important neighbours, but Hook said the meeting was not intended to replace other efforts involving China and Russia.“This ministerial will enhance and strengthen all of the efforts underway to achieve our policy goals,” he said.“China has the same policy goal in terms of ensuring that North Korea does not become a nuclear-weapons state and acquire the means to deliver a nuclear warhead.”The meeting comes as North and South Korean officials have held their first talks in several years, raising fresh hopes that a diplomatic solution to the crisis can be achieved.But while Canada and the U.S. have welcomed the Korean discussions, Hook said they were unlikely to change the agenda of the Vancouver meeting or result in a short-term softening of sanctions.“We believe that the North Koreans are starting to feel the bite of a global pressure campaign,” he said.— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more