Wes Morgan just made history as the first Jamaican international to win the English Premier League football title as captain of winning team Leicester City. However, he isn’t the only person of Jamaican heritage to have played for the new English top-flight champions. A year before Morgan was born in 1984, Robert ‘Bob’ Hazell played for Leicester City while they were still in the English first division. Hazell was born in Kingston in 1959 and later migrated to the United Kingdom. He joined Leicester City in 1983 and played for the team for three years from 1983 to 1986. He helped the East Midlands club to a 15th-place finish in the 1984-85, season before being loaned out to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a short spell. During his period with Leicester, he made 41 appearances and scored two goals. Hazell never played for Jamaica, but he did represent the England Under-21 squad, playing one game in 1978. Frank Sinclair, who helped Jamaica qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, also played for Leicester City. Sinclair played for dethroned English champions Chelsea from 1990-1998, playing for a season with West Bromwich Albion from 1991-1992 on loan and then moved to Leicester City from 1998 until 2004, making 164 appearances for the club and scoring three goals in his time there. Most recently, Jermaine Beckford, who joined the Reggae Boyz set-up in early 2013, played for Leicester between 2011 and 2013. Beckford made 43 appearances for the Foxes, scoring nine goals in total.
SAN FRANCISCO — The longest-tenured coach in San Francisco Giants history is returning to the staff in 2020.A source told the Bay Area News Group the Giants will retain veteran coach Ron Wotus under first-year manager Gabe Kapler.It’s unclear whether Wotus will return as the Giants’ third base coach or if he’ll go back to a role he held previously as the bench coach, but the decision to bring Wotus back is expected to be popular with fans.Wotus has worked in the Giants organization since …
17 February 2005The government, the SA National Blood Service (SANBS) and an expert committee have agreed on a new risk-rating model for blood donations, following the blood service’s admission in December that was using race and sexual orientation to profile blood donors.Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang gave the SANBS until the end of January to revise their risk model to identify the profile of a safe donor without taking race into account.The SANBS said profiling “was just one of the many factors” used to assess risk to recipients, and that donors were placed in categories to determine their risk profile.Health Department spokesperson Sibani Mngadi said the most significant threat to the safety of blood was posed by the window period during which currently available laboratory tests could not detect the presence of viruses such as HIV and hepatitis.The new risk model aims to minimise the risk currently posed by the window period, using the donor’s status as a primary risk indicator. This meas that first-time donors will donate blood for the screening of transmissible diseases.“After a donor has donated more than three times, it is accepted that the risk due to the window period has been significantly reduced, and his or her red cells can be used for treatment”, Mngadi explained.This group of donors is regarded as “low risk”, while those who have donated more than seven units of blood in the previous 24 months are regarded as “very low risk” donors whose blood can be used for all types of treatment.Mngadi said that although those who met the necessary health criteria were accepted as donors, all donated blood would be screened for transmissible diseases before being processed for transfusion services.“Blood from the three risk groups will continue to be stringently tested every time the individual donates, and donors are encouraged to avoid risky behaviour”, he said.Nucleic Acid Technology (NAT) screening technology will also be introduced to reduce the current window period in the transfusion service.Mngadi said the implementation of the new risk model and NAT would begin immediately, but that, due to infrastructural and technological obstacles, the new risk model would effectively be in place within the next six months.A campaign to explain the new model to hospitals, clinics, doctors and the country’s current blood donor base is being planned.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two technologies developed through Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and soybean checkoff collaborations have won 2016 R&D 100 Awards. Both technologies, Soy-PK Resin and Bio-YIELD bioreactor, leverage the natural properties of soybeans to increase the sustainability and improve health in modern industries. Winners were announced late last week at the R&D 100 Awards Conference in Washington, D.C.“I can’t fully express how honored we feel as an organization to win R&D 100 Awards for our research and development efforts,” said Nathan Eckel, OSC Research Committee chair and soybean farmer from Wood County. “Research and development for soy-based products has been a priority for our organization for decades and we are proud to see our technologies recognized both nationally and internationally.”Since the early 1990s, OSC has engaged in public and private collaborations that encourage rapid commercialization of new commercial and industrial uses of soybeans. For over 50 years, the R&D 100 Awards — dubbed the “Oscars of Invention” — is the place where the research and development community come together each year to recognize the top technology innovations around the world.This year’s awards mark the sixth and seventh R&D 100 Awards that OSC has received since 2007. Soy-PK ResinSoy-PK offers a safe alternative to epoxy resins containing bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA represents a health hazard, especially in food contact applications — BPA-based polycarbonate plastic bottles have been banned for infant feeding usage and California relisted BPA as a hazardous chemical in May 2015.The Soy-PK Resin offers a practical and readily implementable drop-in replacement for BPA-containing epoxy coatings in metal beer, beverage, and food can coatings. The Soy-PK Resin offers a viable option to displace a significant amount of fossil-based BPA-containing epoxy resins with a renewable-source raw material, greatly improving industry’s environmental footprint. Other team members include Battelle and Redwood Innovations.For more information about the Soy-PK resin, OSC’s role in its development, and/or licensing, please contact Mr. Barry McGraw, Director, Ohio Soybean Council (email@example.com; 614-310-1804). Bio-YIELD bioreactor3Bar Biologics Bio-YIELD bioreactor is a patent-pending device that enables farmers to grow their own beneficial microbes, enabling increased crop yield with reduced chemical inputs. This approach addresses one of the most significant sustainability challenges of our time: to increase agricultural production while reducing use of resources and impact on climate.The Bio-YIELD bioreactor uses a disposable inoculant system that delivers fresher, more viable microbes versus competitor processes. The system opens the commercialization potential of numerous beneficial, naturally occurring microbes that have been proven in research over the past two decades but never before available commercially in a viable state.For more information about Bio-YIELD please contact Mr. Bruce Caldwell, Founder and CEO, 3Bar Biologics (firstname.lastname@example.org; 614-271-9388).
Focal reducers are a cost effective way to eliminate most cropping on Blackmagic Cinema Cameras.Blackmagic Design cameras offer a lot of really awesome features that give filmmakers a huge bang for their buck…but one of those features comes at a cost, the infamous crop factor. A Gizmodo review of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera states:The camera’s Super-16mm sensor—smaller than micro four-thirds—means you have to re-assess your lens selection to account for the crop-factor. Not only will few lenses get you a super-wide angle shot, but depth of field will not be nearly as shallow as a full-frame camera like the Canon 5D series, or even APS-C sensor cameras like the Canon 7D or Sony FS100. To get around this crop factor companies like Orion and Meade have created adapters that reduce cropping. These focal reducers come in a variety of prices but the real question is, do they work?In the following video presented by Ruben Kremer we take a look at a .72x focal reducer on a Blackmagic Pocket Camera and see if it’s worth the money.Pretty impressive huh? As with most lens adapters there is an added risk of creating some chromatic aberrations but it seems like the focal reducer that Ruben used worked pretty well. You can check out this focus reducer from Roxen on eBay.Thanks for sharing Ruben!Do you use focal adapters? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
By BEN HARRISQueensland will have a chance to defend their women’s open crown from 2012 as they won the second State of Origin match against New South Wales on Saturday morning at Sunshine Coast Stadium.However, the 8-3 win has come at a cost with key player Kim Sue See injuring herself after she had scored Queensland’s fifth touchdown.Sue See was escorted off the field by medical staff and did not return to the field.Although it seemed to not have mattered that she was missing as Queensland hammered the southern neighbours by five touchdowns.It was Queensland’s biggest winning margin in the women’s open division, beating a 26-year record that was set in their 5-1 victory on the Gold Coast.Queensland got out to a 2-0 lead with touchdowns to Catherine Sargent and Jemma Mi Mi.New South Wales fought back with back-to-back touchdowns in two minutes to level the scores at half-time.The visitors hit the lead for the first time when Louise Winchester scored her third touchdown of the series.However that was the last joy for New South Wales as Queensland’s Peta Rogerson, Brooke Walker and Sue See stepped up.Walker was the first to score then Sarah Spacie put Queensland back in front at 4-3.Sue See scored then was taken off before the job was finished off by Spacie, Hayley Maddick and Kate McCarthy as they scored touchdowns.The third game will be played at 4.15pm today.QUEENSLAND 8 (Sarah Spacie 2, Brooke Walker, Catherine Sargent, Hayley Maddick, Kim Sue See, Jemma Mi Mi, Kate McCarthy touchdowns) def NEW SOUTH WALES 3 (Samantha Rodgers, Kristin Boss, Louise Winchester touchdowns). HT: 2-2; Division tied 1-1.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksSOO Women’s open 2
The literary circles of India mourn the demise of Kiran Nagarkar, the recipient of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Sahitya Akademi Award for English Writers among others. Known for being both bawdy and lyrical, Nagarkar’s writings were pronouncedly both political yet irreverent. He is specially credited for contributing singularly to modern English fiction from India which were particularly marked by depth. One of the leading lights of modern Indian literature, acclaimed for eight novels in English and Marathi, Nagarkar, at 77, breathed his last in Mumbai on Thursday. Apart from works for children and his accomplishments as an academic, a journalist, a screenplay writer, and in the advertising industry, The Arsonist, published in 2019, was his latest work of fiction. Indian writing in English has had a brief history so far but one that is marked with significant range and variety. It is said to be in 1793, that Sake Dean Mahomed wrote what is believed to be the first book by an Indian in English: The Travels of Dean Mahomed. Most early Indian writing in English was non-fictional and were primarily biographies and political essays. The late 19th century witnessed a change in this trend as (now) famous Indian authors wrote and published works in their mother tongue. Rabindranath Tagore was one who began translating his works from Bengali to English and this could be said to be a beginning of Indian writing in English by way of articulating subjective expressions sans the confinements of genres. RK Narayanan was another iconic Indian English writer whose stories were essentially about the common people in simple places, his Malgudi Days remains a classic. Authors like Kiran Nagarkar have brought Indian writing in English a long way since then. Bringing ‘Indianness’ to Indian English literature, contemporary authors like Nagarkar were said to be path-breaking. He will be best remembered for not just his vast body of work but also for his enthusiasm for life. And, for adding new dimensions to modern Indian writings in a foreign language that is only more Indian.
OTTAWA – Dennis Oland could soon be back in a New Brunswick courtroom, facing trial for the second-degree murder of his multimillionaire father all over again, but his lawyer says that’s just what they’re hoping for.On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application by the Crown to restore Dennis Oland’s conviction, while his lawyers had filed a cross-appeal seeking an acquittal. Both were denied.“We’re happy with the outcome,” defence lawyer Alan Gold said in an interview. “The Crown was trying to take away our new trial by having the Supreme Court say it shouldn’t have been ordered. We’re happy that the Supreme Court said no to that.”The three-judge panel did not provide reasons for the decision.“Dennis is back in the same position he was in when first charged. He’s presumed innocent and there will be a trial sometime in the future,” Gold said from his Toronto office.Richard Oland, 69, was found face down in a pool of blood in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011. An autopsy showed he had suffered 45 sharp and blunt force blows to his head, neck and hands. A murder weapon was never found.During Dennis Oland’s trial, court heard he had visited his father’s office the night before and was the last known person to see him alive.Dennis Oland, a 49-year-old financial planner and scion of one of the Maritimes’ most prominent families, was convicted of second-degree murder in 2015 and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.However, he was released on bail last October when the New Brunswick Court of Appeal ordered a new trial, citing an error in the trial judge’s instructions to the jury.Dennis Oland had told police he was wearing a navy blazer when he visited his father, but video evidence and numerous witnesses said he was actually wearing a brown jacket that was later found to have tiny traces of blood and DNA that matched his father’s profile.The Crown portrayed Dennis Oland’s original statement about the jacket as an intentional lie, while the defence said it was an honest mistake. The appeal court said the trial judge did not properly instruct the jurors as to the probative value of that statement.Now that the Supreme Court has refused to review the matter, the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench will be asked to set a date for a new trial.Gold said the date could be set at a court hearing on Aug. 8.He said both the defence and Crown will need time to prepare for a trial, which is expected to begin until 2018, at the earliest.“At the first trial, the results were tainted by irreversible errors, so this time we’re going to try to do it right,” Gold said.However, the Crown has the option of dropping the case, which would mean the latest decision would stand and Dennis Oland would not face prosecution.However, Nicole O’Byrne, a law professor at the University of New Brunswick, said she expects the Crown will want to proceed.“They could decide not to, but I expect with the amount of resources and effort they’ve put into this already, I expect they’ll continue with a new trial,” she said.Still, it has been more than six years since the murder, and O’Byrne said the Crown faces a more difficult challenge with each passing day.“The general wisdom is the longer these cases go, the benefit goes to the defence because it’s easier to bring up a reasonable doubt on one key piece of the evidence needed to prove the Crown’s case,” she said.Gold said a decision not to retry Dennis Oland would be at the top of his wish list. But he wouldn’t speculate on what the Crown might decide.A spokesman from the province’s Public Prosecutions Office declined to comment as the matter is still before the courts.Dennis Oland’s first trial lasted more than 60 days. Gold said the retrial could be quite different.“It essentially is a brand new proceeding and may bear little resemblance to the first proceeding,” he said.O’Byrne said pre-trial hearings dealing with admissibility of evidence will be key.“All those things, like the blood-stained jacket, the cellphone data, will all be back in play as to whether they should have been admissible to the trial proper. So we’re right back to the beginning here with respect to all the different pieces of evidence,” she said.— By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton
OTTAWA – An online map laying out billions in infrastructure spending approved by the federal Liberals has yet to provide the full scope of funding towards new and upgraded bridges, roads and transit systems.A briefing note to the top official at Infrastructure Canada late last year outlined the challenges of creating a mapping tool for all federally funded projects aimed at addressing transparency concerns over exactly where billions in promised money was going.Federal infrastructure spending data goes back 16 years, but officials identified multiple potholes that have prevented them from meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s request for an online map to chart all of Ottawa’s infrastructure spending.There was no way to link some funding to specific projects because cities didn’t need to report how they used the $10.4 billion transferred annually to them through a GST rebate, nor did they have to use the rebate solely for infrastructure projects, for example.A similar hurdle existed for cash delivered directly to cities through transfers like the federal gas tax, the briefing note said.A spokeswoman for Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said the government is working with other departments overseeing the funding to add their spending data to the transparency tool.Kate Monfette said the back-end data set which feeds into the map is updated regularly to reflect newly-approved projects and the map will always change to reflect that.“The goal of the project map is for us to share the maximum information available in one place,” she said.“Our goal is to have a visual representation of all (infrastructure plan) investments that Canadians can see in one place and we continue to work toward that.”The federal government’s infrastructure plan totals about $186.7 billion over the next decade, about half of which is funding the Liberals have budgeted since coming to office in late 2015.The Liberals have been repeatedly forced to answer questions about the budgetary details of their infrastructure program. In March, Parliament’s spending watchdog criticized the government for an incomplete accounting of its funding for water and transit systems, among other construction projects.Such criticisms were not entirely new: the parliamentary budget office raised concerns five years ago about how the previous Conservative government budgeted infrastructure money, leading to opposition cries that the Tories were playing a shell game with construction dollars.Last February, Trudeau directed then- infrastructure minister Amarjeet Sohi to “develop a tool to map” projects funded through the Liberals’ spending program, the briefing note said. Getting the map online was also designed to address “concerns raised in the media about transparency and reporting,” reads the memo, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.The first phase of the infrastructure plan is to deliver $14.4 billion through 34 programs detailed in the Liberals’ first budget in 2016. The second phase will see $81.2 billion over the next decade through 24 new programs.What officials ended up doing was attempting to put every project that falls under the Liberal infrastructure plan, including money set aside by the previous Conservative government, on to one single map.More information has been added to the map since its launch earlier this year, but some of the data identified in the briefing note have yet to be included.“The map remains a work in progress as we continue to add data from other departments delivering the (infrastructure plan) as well as that from challenges like the Smart Cities Challenge,” Monfette said.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Farmers Advocate Office is currently seeking participants to fill out an evaluation survey.On behalf of the Peace River Regional District, MNP LLP is conducting an evaluation survey on the Farmers Advocate Office as an independent third party.The Regional District says this evaluation is to determine if the FAO is performing as expected and assess if changes and improvements to services are needed. “This evaluation requires input from all the stakeholders and landowners in the region who have interactions with the oil and gas industry are encouraged to participate in this survey.”The survey takes approximately five to ten minutes to complete, depending on the amount of detail you provide.All responses must be submitted by Wednesday, December 12.The survey can be accessed at the following link: https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/northeast-landowner