Man arrested over Plush attack

first_imgAn 18-year old man from the Edgware area of London has been arrested after the assault of Teddy Hall student Jeanne Marie Ryan in Plush Lounge last week.Her attack received widespread coverage on social media after she posted a #nomakeupselfie showing the cuts and bruises that she had received.According to Ryan’s report, the suspect groped her while she was dancing, before punching her in the face when she resisted. She further reports that he knocked her to the ground, before hitting her a further 6 times when she stood back up.In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, she said, “He seemed really angry that he hadn’t knocked me out straightaway.“I was bleeding profusely and as he walked off, I was yelling at someone to stop him from getting away but he just walked out of the club.“We had chosen to go there because it’s an LGBT club and we just wanted to dance with no hassle. Everyone who goes there thinks of it as a safe space – it’s great for dancing and not being bothered by guys.”Since the attack, Ryan has set up a JustGiving page to raise money for the Oxford Seuxal Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre. At the time of writing, the page had received 2,059 donations and raised almost £15,000.The suspect was arrested at 2am on Saturday. He has now been bailed, and is due to appear at St. Aldate’s police station on 1 April.Plush Lounge commented, “We are delighted to hear that a suspect has been apprehended, and we will continue to do everything we can to assist the authorities in the hope that justice will be swift and sure.”The police statment reads:“An 18-year-old man has been arrested and bailed in connection with a sexual assault at an Oxford nightclub.The man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in connection with the incident at the Plush Lounge in Park End Street, at around 2am on Saturday (22/3).The man, who is from the Edgeware area of London, has been bailed to appear back at St Aldates police station on 1 April.”last_img read more

China-Africa relations to deepen

first_imgA round table session of Chinese andAfrican leaders at the 2006 China-Africaco-operation summit in Beijing. Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks atthe China-Africa co-operation summit.(All images: Xinhua Photo)Janine ErasmusMore opportunities for Chinese investment into Africa are to open up soon, with the announcement that China is to bolster its China-Africa Development Fund by an additional R19.8-billion ($2-billion).The state-run equity fund has already invested in 20 projects, totalling a massive R3.9-billion ($400-million), in Africa since it was established in June 2007. The latest development will give Chinese enterprises added impetus to sink their funds into the continent, particularly in light of the withdrawal of Western investors, many of whom find themselves under financial pressure because of the global recession.Among the major projects that have opened their doors, thanks to the fund, are the 560 000kW Ghana Power Plant, the first-of-its-kind Ethiopian Hansom International Glass factory, a cotton planting and processing facility in Malawi, the Egyptian Suez Trade Park, and the Lekki Trade Zone in Nigeria.Sino-African co-operationThe China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) opened its first South African office in Johannesburg on 16 March 2009. This, according to the fund, is a major step for Sino-African co-operation and a positive sign for economic development in Africa.The fund, which is the first of its kind, was launched after Chinese president Hu Jintao made a pledge in 2006 to deepen Chinese aid to Africa. The president was speaking at the China-Africa Cooperation summit held in Beijing. In his opening speech Hu announced an extensive package of assistance, investment, trade and other key projects.He also said that China planned to double its assistance to Africa by 2009 – this encompasses an amount of R29.8-million ($3-billion) in preferential loans, R19.9-million ($2-billion) in preferential buyer’s credits to Africa, the establishment of the R49.7-billion ($5-billion) China-Africa Development Fund, and the waiving of debts owed to China by a number of poor African countries.South African interestIn 2008 the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China acquired a 20% stake in Standard Bank. The deal, valued at R54-billion ($5.5-billion), is the largest single investment into South Africa, and is also China’s biggest financial investment ever.China has also invested in the mining, construction and motoring sectors, as well as the electronic goods industry in South Africa, its major trading partner on the continent.South Africa, in turn, has several major investments in China. Brewing giant SABMiller owns over 50 breweries around the Asian country, while fuel producer Sasol is involved in two coal-to-liquids projects in Shaanxi and Ningxia Hui provinces with Chinese coal company Shenhua Group.Other South African companies which have ploughed money into China include boatmaker Robertson & Crane; media company MIH, part of the Naspers group; mining companies Anglo American, Anglo Gold Ashanti and Goldfields, among others; financial providers Hollard Insurance, Old Mutual, FirstRand and Standard Bank; and popular restaurant chain Spur, although the latter has found the going extremely tough.Accelerating mutual co-operationChina Development Bank chair Chen Yuan said that the fund would lead to Chinese investment in multiple industries, resulting in a better quality of life for thousands of African people. The China Development Bank has a stake of R9.9-billion ($1-billion) in CADFund, which in fact receives all its capital from the State Council-controlled bank.This initial capital is fast dwindling and most of it, according to CADFund CEO Chi Jianxin, would be disbursed by the end of 2009. He added that the second round of investments, to the value of R19.9-million ($2-billion), would begin in 2010, and would see China more than halfway to its goal of a R49.7-billion ($5-billion) investment.CADFund plans to set up offices in more African countries to accelerate the level of mutual co-operation.The fund’s main areas of interest are agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure, natural resources exploration and industrial parks – all fields which will further the economic development of African countries on a sustainable basis.However, CADFund has received some criticism from developed nations because of its apparent support of countries such as Zimbabwe and Sudan, both of which have appalling human rights records, in a bid to gain more access to oil and other precious African resources.But supporters of the fund’s activities have struck back, saying that the US continues cordial relations with countries like oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, which ranks among the worst human rights abusers on the continent. The US is the largest single foreign investor in Equatorial Guinea and has been accused of turning a blind eye to the suffering of the people in its quest for oil.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] linksChina-Africa Development FundDepartment of Trade and IndustryLekki free trade zoneSuez economic zoneAfrica trade portalChina Business Network – invest in AfricaTradeinvest South Africalast_img read more

SA, Russia sign raft of agreements

first_img27 March 2013 South Africa and Russia moved to cement relations on Tuesday when President Jacob Zuma hosted his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on the margins of the fifth BRICS summit in Durban. Nine agreements were signed in the area of education and cooperation in the fields of energy, fisheries, aviation safety, natural resources as well as transport between ministers from both countries in a ceremony that marked the Russian president’s second official visit to South Africa. Russia further pledged to assist South Africans with training on state-of-the art technology to build solar energy plants in South Africa. Zuma singled out the launch of the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre (MROC) between South Africa’s Denel and Russian Helicopters. The centre carries accreditation to perform maintenance on Russian helicopters types MI-8 and MI-17. Zuma said Denel and Russian Helicopters had been in talks since 2009, and described the launch of MROC as exciting. He said the partnership between the aviation companies was made possible by the Joint Inter-Governmental Committee on Trade and Economic Cooperation between Russia and South Africa. “The facility is here for all Russian helicopters systems operators in the continent and will enable the operators to derive the benefits of Denel’s extensive after-sales support presence across our continent,” Zuma said. A further benefit for other African countries was that, through the deal, Denel-licensed technicians were available to provide on-the-job training, assisting with improved turnaround of aircraft and providing readily available spares. Speaking through an interpreter, Putin noted that intra-trade between South Africa and Russia had increased by 66.3 percent in 2012. In 2011, total trade turnover between South Africa and the Russian Federation increased by 6.42% in 2009, from US$484-million to $517-million. Putin said South Africa remained Russia’s “strategic partner”, and the two would continue to cooperate on international forums like the UN Security Council. Meanwhile, South African Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said a memorandum of understanding on the neutral recognition of academic qualifications and degrees between his department and the Russian government open up a range of new opportunities for students from both countries. “What we did not have before is the mutual recognition of qualifications in these two countries. For instance, if a South African student has a BA (Bachelor of Science) degree, what does that mean in Russia and how do we equalise it . we want to establish equalization and allow equal access for our students,” Nzimande said. The fifth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit officially kicked off on Tuesday evening with an opening ceremony and a banquet hosted by Zuma. Source: read more

Get To Know DaVinci Resolve 14’s Three Auto Save Functions

first_imgAuto SaveLet’s first look at the standard autosave feature. If you’re coming over to Resolve from Premiere Pro, I’m sure autosave is going to be very familiar. It does exactly what it says: it automatically saves your project every few minutes according to your settings. This brings up an on-screen pop-up when the project is saving, and depending on the power of your system, it may cause an interruption because you’ll be unable to continue editing while the project is saving. However, in Resolve 14 the autosave feature will likely be gone before you have time to sigh. This save feature will only overwrite the primary project file.Auto Save to Backup ProjectAutosave to backup project works similarly to the standard autosave setting. However, every time the project autosaves, instead of overwriting the original project file, the program creates a copy of the project. You can specify how many backups (from 1-10). When you reach backup X out of X, Resolve will revert to backup copy #1 and start to overwrite the list. Premiere Pro has a similar feature, but you can also send a backup to the Creative Cloud.If your project does crash, when you load Resolve back up, the most recently saved version should automatically load. However, you can also load a previous backup directly from the autosave panel itself by clicking on a backup save and selecting load.Live SaveLive Save is the newest addition to Resolve. Live Save will continually save every adjustment (with little impact on performance) you make in the edit. There is no pop-up or notification to let you know that this is occurring, but you can trust that Resolve is saving your project. If your computer unexpectedly loses power, or if Resolve unexpectedly shuts down, you can re-open at the very last action.For me, at this point, I feel like Live Save is like performing a trust fall on someone you don’t quite know. As 14 has only just entered into public release, we’ve yet to hear horror stories on how Live Save didn’t work, or how it bugged out the system. While I have good faith in the Blackmagic magicians, I think for next few months I’ll stick with Autosave To Backup project.Looking for more color grading articles, check out the following:How To Make Someone Look Ill Without Makeup in DaVinci ResolveReduce Unwanted Skin Shine In Post-Production with DaVinci ResolveWhy Do Filmmakers Color Grade Moonlight to Be Blue? Losing editing data to a computer crash is every editor’s worst nightmare. Learn how the release of DaVinci Resolve 14 puts this issue to rest.Cover image via Shutterstock.One heartache for video editors is to see a project crash and lose several hours’ worth of work. Thankfully, this doesn’t happen very often because of the built-in autosave in most NLEs. As these programs have advanced, so has the way autosaves work. In Resolve 14, there are now three ways you can edit with a safety net.While this article primarily addresses new users of Resolve, there’s something here for users of all levels — you might be surprised to find that the autosave menu has completely moved.Where to Find AutosaveBy default, Resolve sets autosave to “off.” Therefore, the first thing you need to do is to turn it on. Some editors prefer to keep autosave turned off because it can disrupt their workflow, but with database improvements over the last few years, the autosave pop-up will usually open and close in  under a second, and now Live Save removes the on-screen graphics altogether.In previous versions of Resolve, you would find the autosave setting in Project Settings, which is located at the bottom right of the user interface. However, in Resolve 14, the autosave is now under user settings in the preferences menu (CTRL+,).As a side note, even though I always keep autosave on, as you can see in the screenshot above it’s reverted to off. This is because I’ve only just updated the software from the beta to the public release. I’m sure that this could have landed me in trouble had I not started writing about the autosave feature. Therefore, if you have updated recently, make sure you go back to the autosave settings and switch it to on.The SettingsResolve 14 gives us three autosave settings to choose from:Live Save.Auto Save.Auto Save to Backup Project.last_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka World Cup final: SL win toss

first_imgSri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat. But there was a little confusion and the coin was tossed for the second time. On the first occasion both skippers MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara had on the same side and referee could not hear what they had said because of the din.The second time round Kumar Sangakkara said “tails” and won.Teams:  Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Kapugedera, Thissara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralitharan  India: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w/c), Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth Comments:Dhoni: Big games, you would always want to put runs on board, but we need to field well. It is important to be calm and cool. We have Sreesanth in place of Nehra. It is a good game, a pressure game and it will be good to restrict the opposition to as little as possible. Sangakkara: We would like to bat first, their side is good and they are the favourites, for us it is all about doing what we do the best. We are excited, everyone is happy to be here. We have got a few changes, we are going in with 6 batsmen and 5 bowlers. Kapugedera is in, Perera and Kulasekara are in. MS Dhoni in tournament finals: Played 8, won 4 and lost 4. The Indians have won the 2007 T20 World Cup, the CB series in Australia in 2008, Compaq Cup in 2008 and Asia Cup 2010 under him. They have lost the Kitply Cup that involved Bangladesh and Pakistan, Asia Cup 2008, the tri series in Sri Lanka 2008 and the Bangladesh tri series in 2010.  Pitch report: The red soil will assist some turn as the game goes forward. The wicket is evenly rolled, not much grass on the wicket. Some movement early on for the quick bowlers due to the moisture in the wicket, but it is still a win the toss bat first wicket feels Sourav Ganguly. advertisementWeather report: Max temp: 33 deg. Humidity 69% It will be hot and humid, no rain whatsoever!last_img read more

Thailand pulls out of 2020 Olympic weightlifting over doping

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments UAAP softball: Adamson goes 7-0 after rout of UST Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Thailand’s doping cases were a fresh embarrassment for weightlifting, which is under pressure from the International Olympic Committee. Weightlifting has only a provisional place on the program for the 2024 Paris Olympics on condition it cracks down on doping.Dozens of weightlifters who competed at the last three Olympics have later tested positive. Russia and China were among nine countries banned from international competition for a year in 2017 after racking up numerous doping cases.Russia and Bulgaria also missed the 2016 Olympics over doping, and countries with major drug problems will have fewer qualifying place for next year’s games in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The decisions follow eight failed drug tests for the Thai team that competed at the last worlds in November, including doping cases against three women who won world titles.Among the eight lifters facing bans are Sopita Tanasan and Sukanya Srisurat, who won Thailand’s two weightlifting gold medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThailand is a traditional power in weightlifting, especially in the lighter classes, and the IWF says the cases have “potential consequences that seriously damage the integrity of the sport.”All of the doping cases involve at least one substance of the banned adiol type, with some lifters testing positive for multiple drugs.center_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sopita Tanasan of Thailand competes in the women’s 53kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 21, 2018. (Photo by MONEY SHARMA / AFP)BUDAPEST, Hungary — Thailand has volunteered to ban itself from Tokyo Olympic Games weightlifting next year because of doping, another blow to a sport whose place on the Olympic program is precarious.The self-imposed ban also means Thailand will still stage the world championships in Pattaya in September but with no home competitors, the International Weightlifting Federation said on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

Barcelona January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Man City to join Griezmann chase Goal Last updated 1 year ago 15:25 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Transfers Barcelona Primera División Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up City to join Griezmann chaseManchester City have promised Pep Guardiola the funding to sign a new striker if the club doesn’t land Alexis Sanchez, reports the Manchester Evening News. With City having chased the Arsenal star but seemingly come up short, the report suggests that Guardiola will turn his attention to Antoine Griezmann.Despite being linked with Barcelona and Manchester United, the Atletico striker has long been admired by the City boss and would become a top prospect for the summer.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Bayern expect Goretzka decision soonLeon GoretzkaBayern Munich expect midfield target Leon Goretzka to decide his Schalke future “in a few days”.Goretzka, 22, has entered the final six months of his Schalke contract and is able to talk to other clubs about a potential free transfer at the end of the season.The likes of Barcelona, Liverpool and Juventus are rumoured to be interested in the Germany international, but Bayern are leading the chase.Read the full report on Goal!Barca won’t sell Rafinha for €20mRafinha PSG Barcelona Champions League R16 02142017Barcelona are not prepared to sell Rafinha for the €20 million being offered by Inter as the buying price, reports Marca. Despite constant links between the Brazilian and the Serie A side, it seems the Spanish outfit want more money to let their player head to Italy.  Barca scouts Levante vs Celta Levante CeltaBarcelona had scouts at the match between Levante and Celta on Sunday, according to Marca.  Though it is unclear who he was there to watch, Barca technical secretary Robert Fernandez was spotted at the match along with his right hand man Urbano Ortega.Messi wants Odriozola at BarcaALVARO ODRIOZOLA REAL SOCIEDAD LALIGALionel Messi wants Alvaro Odriozola at Barcelona, reports Don Balon . According to the report, Messi wants the 22-year-old from Real Sociedad to play on the right side, with the  La Liga giants currently lacking natural right wingers. But Barca will have competition from Real Madrid for his services, with Florentino Perez having already shown an interest in his signature. Inter closing on double dealRamires Jiangsu SuningInter are closing in on deals for former Chelsea midfielder Ramires and Barcelona star Rafinha, says Corriere dello Sport.Ramires is currently in China with Jiangsu Suning, while his fellow Brazil international Rafinha has struggled for fitness and game time at Camp Nou.A double deal could be tied up by the Serie A title hopefuls in the next few days.Coutinho arrival upsets DembeleOusmane Dembele BarcelonaOusmane Dembele is feeling left out at Barcelona after the arrival of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, according to Diario Gol . The Spanish outlet claims that the former Dortmund forward is worried about his place in the team, with both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez wanting Coutinho in the lineup instead of him. The report states that Messi has enough sway with the club to pick who he wants on the pitch, and that his friendship with the Brazilian and Coutinho’s playing style has the 20-year-old worried that he could end up as the odd man out, with Suarez, Messi and the ex-Liverpool man playing as the front three.  Rush fears £200m bid for SalahMohamed Salah LiverpoolLivrepool legend Ian Rush fears that Real Madrid and Barcelona could come after Mohamed Salah with a massive bid of bid £200 million.“On current form I would place Mo Salah ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo . He’s better than them at the moment,” Rush is quoted as saying by the Mirror . “Mo is also the African Player of the Year, which – considering the standard of their players throughout Europe – is a great honour.“There’s already been talk of Real ­Madrid looking at him – and who can blame them? In today’s inflated market, it wouldn’t surprise me if Liverpool one day received a £200m bid for him.“Hopefully, he is happy where he is – after all, he only arrived last summer.“There’s a time and a place to sell a player if the right money comes in, but, for Liverpool, it’s certainly not now.”last_img read more

Maersk Line EQUATE to Cut CO2 Emission in Shipping

first_imgzoom Danish shipping giant Maersk Line and producer of petrochemicals EQUATE Petrochemical Company have signed a partnership agreement to decrease CO2 emissions in ocean transportation.The agreement, which is the first of its kind in Kuwait, is based on the parties’ sustainability priorities that include the shared vision “to protect and safeguard the environment by decreasing CO2 emissions and confirms an aspiration to reduce EQUATE’s CO2 emissions per container transported with Maersk Line by 15% from 2017 to 2020,” Maersk Line said.During 2013-2016, the business collaboration between the companies resulted in decreasing CO2 emissions by over 35%, achieved through investments in environmentally improved vessels, network optimization, space utilization and other innovative best practices.“As we continuously encourage and support our business associates to have sustainable emission reduction programs, this agreement with Maersk Line is part of our ongoing business partnership,” Tareq Jafar Al-Kandari, EQUATE’s Vice President for Technical Services, said.Maersk Line said that it is driving similar agreements with a series of other selected strategic partners in an effort to enable more sustainable procurement.last_img read more

Carmelo Anthony Suffers Left Ankle Sprain in Win Over

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony suffered a left ankle sprain Thursday night as he led his team to a 116-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving his status as unclear for Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.Anthony suffered the injury in the third quarter after driving to the basket and being fouled by Dwight Howard. The hard foul caused Anthony to hit the floor hard and land awkwardly on his left ankle, and his left leg folded back under his body as he hit the court.Anthony was able to get to his feet after the a few seconds and made his way to the free throw line. He made 1-of-2 free throws and was quickly subbed out at the next dead ball by Steve Novak.“It was a hard foul. I couldn’t catch my fall,” Anthony said after the game. “It was an awkward fall. Right now I’m sore.”He went on to add that his left ankle, knee and hip were extremely sore, but said it was too early to say to know if he would play against the Cavs on Saturday.Knicks coach Mike Woodson said after the game that Anthony would be day to day with a slight ankle sprain. Glen Grunwald, Knicks general manager said that he did not think the injury was severe.“I’ll wake up (on Friday) and see what happens,” Anthony said.Before Anthony left the game with 6:33 in the third quarter, he was having a stellar offensive performance that had fans in Madison Square Garden in an uproar.Anthony managed to make the Lakers defense look like a middle school team as he scored 22 points in the first quarter. He was only two points shy of the franchise record set by Willis Reed and Allan Houston.“I was zoned in. I was locked in. Tonight was one of those games where I had that feeling,” Anthony said.Anthony was so locked in that he finished with 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting in just 23 minutes of play when he left the game.This was the first reunion since the Olympics that Anthony had with Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni. D’Antoni was the Knicks coach last year before being fired and replaced by Woodson. There were reports that Anthony and D’Antoni clashed several times.But Anthony wanted to come into Thursday night not to seek revenge against his former coach, but to protect the Knicks’ perfect record at the Garden. They were 8-0 at home before entering the contest.Thursday’s night win pushed the Knicks home record to 9-0 and 17-5 on the season.If Anthony is unable to go on Saturday, this will be his third game that he has missed this season. He missed two earlier games this month against the Bulls and Heat with a cut to his middle left finger that needed five stitches.The Knicks went 1-1 without Anthony, beating the Heat by 20 points and losing to the Bulls. They hope to have Anthony against the Cavs, a team that beat the Lakers Tuesday night. read more