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Half-time: Chelsea 3 Villa 0

first_imgChelsea are on course for a resounding victory at Stamford Bridge.Fernando Torres’ third-minute opener and David Luiz’s free-kick put them firmly in command before Branislav Ivanovic headed in from close range.Torres found the top corner with a cracking 15-yard header from Cesar Azpilicueta’s right-wing cross – his seventh goal in six games.Chelsea then thought they should have been awarded a penalty when Nathan Baker grappled with Torres as the striker attempted to meet a cross from Ashley Cole.It mattered little, as by the 35th minute the Blues were 3-0 up.The free-kick from Luiz was a beauty which gave keeper Brad Guzan no chance, and Ivanovic netted from the rebound after Gary Cahill’s effort had been parried.Luiz is playing in midfield alongside Frank Lampard, who is making his 500th Premier League start.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Moses, Mata, Hazard, Torres.Subs: Turnbull, Ramires, Oscar, Ferreira, Marin, Piazon, Ake.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers draft: Top 3 topics John Lynch covered Monday

first_imgSANTA CLARA — General manager John Lynch obviously is keeping the 49ers’ options open for the No. 2 overall pick, which, basically, are to draft a defensive lineman or trade out for a sweet deal if quarterback Kyler Murray doesn’t go No. 1 to Arizona.Here are the top takeaways from Lynch’s pre-draft media session Monday inside the John McVay Draft Room upstairs at 49ers headquarters:1. Hyping Murray. The 49ers will adjust one way or another on whether the Cardinals follow through at just …last_img read more

Gogo takes her friends on holidays

first_imgMembers of Gogo on Tour at the Kruger National Park. (Image: Khensani Matjokane)What started out as heartbreak and loss ended up bringing a dream to life that has gone on to benefit gogos – grandmothers – by helping them to do things they were not able to achieve in their younger years.Thoko Matjokane, the chairperson and founder of the non-profit organisation Gogo on Tour, lost her brother and sister before their planned vacation. But she had a dream in which her late brother advised her to carry on their plans.Matjokane took the trip to Durban and when she came back she devised a programme for senior citizens to actively experience the country for which they had sacrificed so much. She rallied six of her friends and they used their pensions to start the initiative.Gogo on Tour, established in 2012, has grown in leaps and bounds in its three years of existence. Already it has over 60 000 active members. There are no registration fees to join or travel costs to enjoy the trips.ENJOYING THEIR GOLDEN YEARSKhensani Matjokane, Matjokane’s daughter and the managing director of Gogo on Tour, explains: “I believe we need to take care of the elderly and let them experience simple things that are fulfilling that they never got to experience because of all their sacrifices for their families.“With the rise of HIV/Aids in our communities, children are orphaned and gogos must step in and assume the role of parent once again. They become the breadwinners on the grants they receive, and therefore their golden years become a myth or wishful thinking.”Khensani still does not know how they get to make things happen, but they are never without. “I’m glad I have a strong support system to make this initiative work,” she says. “My friends know I will call them and ask if they could just give me R2 000 so I can get a bus for a trip and they oblige.”The initiative requires funding to succeed, she adds. The money is used for travel insurance, transport, accommodation, on-tour health care, food and entertainment. They are also used for the daily running of the organisation’s office and website.Khensani’s face brightens when she speaks of how the fulfilment of seeing an old woman smiling from ear to ear while sitting in a Jacuzzi, and a pensioner’s amazement after her first massage. “Those reactions are the ones that will always make me feel good about doing this. Having them discover something nice in their golden years is so fulfilling to the soul.”The “one foot in the grave” mentality needs to be eradicated from the minds of senior citizens, she adds, and giving them an enjoyable holiday goes a long way in doing this.In 2013, the Department of Tourism signed a memorandum of understanding with Gogo on Tour. This along with an endorsement letter issued to the group includes a work plan that details the relationship between the two parties.What she loves about Gogo on Tour is that it is all inclusive, Khensani says. “I received a call from a lady in Kyalami asking if she could join the group and I was gobsmacked because I [wondered] why she would want to join this initiative. Then I realised that it was about being around your peers. And because she has had the opportunity to travel she could add to educating the other gogos about its pleasures.”AVID COMMUNITY MEMBERThe elder Matjokane has long been a community leader in her hometown of Soshanguve, in Gauteng. She is a former executive member of the South African National Civic Organisation; and she has sat on the board of trustees for the corporate social investment division of South African Breweries, facilitating the first Kick Start programme that helped young black business owners in the small, medium and micro enterprises sector find funding and mentoring.In addition, when the price of bread began rising, Matjokane founded a community bakery that sold fresh bread at a reasonable cost and provided bread for impoverished families. In 1995, she was elected to sit on the first black city council of Pretoria, known as the Northern Metropolitan Sub-structure, where she served her community until she retired in 2000.last_img read more

U.S. Special 301 Report criticizes Europe’s targeting of U.S. dairy exports

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office recently denounced Europe’s anti-trade agenda against common-name food products and pursuing avenues to preserve U.S. export access rights.The U.S. Special 301 Report, issued last week by USTR, categorically rejects EU policies that seek to intentionally disadvantage U.S. suppliers in global markets by blocking their ability to use common names such as fontina, gorgonzola, asiago and feta cheeses.“The EU pressures trading partners to prevent all producers, other than in certain EU regions, from using certain product names,” said the report. “This is despite the fact that these terms are the common names for products and produced in countries around the world.”Europe’s actions infringe on the rights of U.S. producers and imposes unwarranted market barriers to U.S. goods, according to the USTR.“Europe has disadvantaged the U.S. dairy industry for too long by abusing geographical indications (GI) policies,” said Tom Vilsack, president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. “We face unfair barriers around the world because of Europe. USTR should be commended for recognizing the problem, and we look forward to working with them to rectify it.”Vilsack urged the USTR to prioritize securing binding commitments from America’s current trading partners to prevent future GI restrictions. The market access preservation commitments secured with Mexico as part of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, he said, provide a positive precedent to build upon.Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, also urged the Administration to take into account the lopsided dairy trade imbalance between the United States and Europe in formulating policies to tackle the EU’s predatory attacks on U.S. dairy exports.Europe sent $1.8 billion in dairy goods to the U.S. market in 2018 but only imported $145 million of U.S. products, even though America is a major dairy supplier to the rest of the world.“Trade is supposed to be a two-way street,” Mulhern said. “America’s struggling U.S. dairy producers deserve a lot better than the current one-way trade relationship with the European Union whereby they sell us a billion dollars of cheese each year while erecting walls to our ability to compete head to head with them overseas.”last_img read more

Our Climate Is Changing, And NASA Has The Proof

first_imgLeft: Jan. 21, 1978. Right: Jan. 31, 2004.Drought, North/South Dakota  Left: July 1958. Right: Aug. 14, 2003.Pine Island Glacier Calving, Antarctica  8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.The White House’s newest report on climate change has a clear message: The globe is getting warmer; it’s our fault; and the typhoons, floods, and superstorms we’ve experienced in recent years will only continue to get worse. NASA agrees.The aeronautics and space agency has an interactive feature, Images of Change, that shows the dramatic effects of global change, urbanization, extreme storms, and more over time. In the images, giant glaciers melt in the span of weeks, entire rivers dry up in just a few years, and floods devastate crops all around. All the images show the planet in a state of flux.McCall Glacier Melt, Alaska  Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Left: May 18, 2000. Right: April 4, 2004.Lake Shrinkage, Africa  Tags:#climate#global warming#globe#planet#PopSugarTech. Nasa#science#space Left: May 17, 2013. Right: Oct. 24, 2013.Reservoir Growth, Mali  Left: Oct. 28, 2013. Right: Nov. 13, 2013.Lake Change, New Mexico  A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Left: Aug. 2, 1999. Right: June 8, 2011.Tornado, Maryland  Left: May 21, 2001. Right: May 3, 2002.Correction, 12:30pm PST: An earlier version of this story stated an incorrect date for the “before” picture of Lake change, New Mexico. The correct date is June 2, 1994. Correction, 10:00am PST: An earlier version of this story stated an incorrect date for the “before” picture of Dam impact, Pakistan. The correct date is Aug. 2, 1999. Images courtesy of Getty and NASA Images of ChangeMore stories from PopSugar Tech:Personal-Safety Apps That Could Save Your LifeWork Out Smarter With This High-Tech Fitness-Tracking ShirtCreate Your Story in Minutes With Adobe’s New Video AppMink Can Print Makeup in Any Color You Want (No, Really)What Women Really Think About Skullcandy’s Women’s Collection Left: June 26, 2010. Right: Aug. 13, 2010.Dam Impact, Pakistan nicole nguyen Left: Sept. 24, 2010. Right: Aug. 2, 2011.Petermann Glacier Melt, Greenland  Left: Dec. 8, 1972. Center: Dec. 14, 1987. Right: Dec. 18, 2002.Dam Impact, Paraguay  Left: June 2, 1994. Right: July 8, 2013.Flood, Cambodia  Left: May 25, 1985. Right: June 7, 2010.Flood, Iowa  Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Quick Trick for De-Flickering Your Video Shots

first_imgThis tip from video production pro Philip Bloom is a simple way to de-flicker your footage in any video editing app.Flicker from electrical lighting can kill a shot, especially one shot in slow motion with a high shutter speed. You can try to remove this flicker with filters and plugins in your video editing software – or you could try out this simple layering trick from Philip Bloom.Here’s the jist of Bloom’s video de-flicker trick:Duplicate a video clip that has electrical flicker.Stack this duplicate on a new layer above your original clip.Offset the top layer by one frame.Reduce the opacity (in the tutorial Philiip got good results at 50%).That’s it.It’s almost TOO simple – this trick can work in any video editing application and can drastically improve the look of your indoor slow motion shots.Director of Photography Tom Guilmette gave Philip’s de-flicker technique a test. You can view that sample here:Got your own de-flicker tips?Share in the comments below!last_img read more

Fifth body, a civilian, found near Shopian shootout site

first_imgFifth body of a civilian was found near the shootout site in Shopian on Monday morning, as the authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in Shopian, Pulwama and Srinagar as a precautionary measure. “Another body has been found at a distance from the Sunday evening incident at Pahnoo Shopian,” said a Srinagar-based police spokesman.The police identified the deceased as Gowhar Ahmed Lone of Chitragam in Shopian. Lone, who was pursuing M.P.Ed at Nagpur University in Maharashtra, had four bullets on his body. The police said it has “initiated an investigation” into the incident.A total of five people, including a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant and four civilians, has been killed amid conflicting versions. The Army said a patrol came under fire around 8 p.m. and in the “retaliatory fire one militant and four of his accomplices in a car were killed.”The Army described the deceased as “over ground workers” of militants. However, the locals and the victim families claimed none of the “civilians” had any association with militants and were killed in “a cold blooded murder”.Shopian has remained tense this year as five civilians were killed in two separate firing incidents on January 10 and January 27. In both the incidents, locals accused the security forces of “indiscriminate fire”. The Army faces an FIR in the January 27 incident.Meanwhile, authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar, Pulwama and Shopian. Internet services have been barred in parts of south Kashmir as sporadic protests broke out there.All train services have been suspended. Kashmir University has cancelled all examinations. The exams of prestigious Kashmir Administrative Services were also postponed. Separatists have called for a shutdown against the incident.last_img read more