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Boost for SA police investigative skills

first_img31 May 2012South Africa will dedicate more resources to improving police officers’ investigative skills so they can secure more convictions, Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu said on Tuesday.Addressing Parliament in Cape Town, Sotyu said efficient investigations would result in tougher sentences for people arrested and convicted for crimes against vulnerable groups such as women and children.In 2011/12, more than 18 000 police officers across the country were trained in the laws relating to victim empowerment, child justice, human rights, domestic violence and sexual offences.“We are happy to say that these topics are also covered in the newly introduced Basic Police Development Learning Programme and some managerial courses,” Sotyu said.“They are also featured as cross-cutting topics in all operational courses dealing with victims, complainants, suspects, colleagues, arrestees and use of force.”The ministry of police has budgeted R1.7-billion for this financial year for all forms of training, with a special focus on training for investigators of sexual offences.This is in keeping with the spirit of the theme for this year announced by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa during his budget vote speech earlier this month, making 2012 the “year of the detective”.Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe also recently announced that he has commissioned a report to look into whether to re-introduce special sexual offences courts.Sixty-two of these courts are already operating on a pilot basis, and have so far proven to be every effective in dealing with sexual offences.The Adopt-a-Cop and Safer Schools programmes are also making strides in fostering resilience and confidence among learners and youth.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Manure plot drag line research results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 growing season was the 2nd year for a corn post-emergent drag hose study at the OARDC Northwest branch at Holtville. The purpose of this plot is to determine how far along in development the corn crop can be before the damage from a drag hose would rule out sidedressing emerged corn with livestock manure. A 15 foot long drag hose filled with water was used for this study.The six-inch diameter drag hose was pulled across each plot twice (going in opposite directions) at corn vegetative growth stages one through five (stage five was not completed in 2015 due to excessive rainfall). The tractor speed was approximately 4 miles per hour. The plot was replicated four times in a randomized block design.The 2014 plot experienced an unusually dry growing season, especially in the weeks following the drag hose treatments. Total precipitation received by this plot from planting until October 1st was 11.62 inches. The 2015 plot experienced an unusually wet growing season, especially in the weeks during the drag hose treatments. Total precipitation received by this plot from planting until October 1st was 22.12 inches. Corn stagePopulation2014Yield bu/ac2014Population 2015Yield bu/ac20152-year averageBu/acNo drag hose30,166145.131,850167.2156.2V129,660154.331,750166.1160.2V230,166157.932,000153.3155.6V328,933153.931,375172.3163.1V429,264149.723,500123.5136.7V515,366109.8——-—————-The results of this two-year research study suggests corn could be sidedressed with liquid livestock manure, using a drag hose, up to growth stage three (three leaf collars) without a statistically significant yield loss. This study will be repeated in next three seasons to establish a five-year data base.Drag hose corn sidedress from 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oze7YTO4mu4Drag hose corn sidedress 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyHmlpP4rB8Thanks to the Ohio Pork Producers, the Ohio Dairy Research Fund, the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, the Ohio Soybean Council, and the Ohio Environmental Educational Fund for supporting this research.last_img read more

Errol Spence eyes ‘pound-for-pound’ status in Mikey Garcia showdown

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Spence (24-0, 21 KOs), is in no doubt what a victory over Garcia (39-0, 30 knockouts) will mean for his career.READ: Errol Spence Jr: I’ll fight Manny Pacquiao anywhereFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“This win makes me pound-for-pound number one,” Spence said this week. “Mikey has a great record and a big fan base and I feel like winning this fight turns me into a star.“Everyone wants to take Floyd Mayweather’s place as the face of boxing, and this puts me on the right track to become the face of boxing and the best fighter in the world.” MOST READ “So even if (Garcia) looks good, they’ll say, ‘The smaller guy looked good, he just couldn’t hold up the weight.’”Garcia, who has held world titles in four different weight classes, is adamant that he has not bitten off more than he can chew against the naturally bigger Spence.“I have all the tools and all the skills needed to beat Errol Spence Jr,” Garcia said. When it comes to timing, speed, reflexes and defense, you name it, I’m better,” the 31-year-old added.Garcia’s best chance of victory may be to take the fight into the later rounds, hoping to score consistently by darting in and out of range of Spence’s heavier shots.The Californian revealed he had planned for a long fight, but is confident he can deliver an abrupt finish if needed.“We can go 12 rounds for sure,” Garcia said. “But, if I get a chance to hurt my opponent, I’m definitely going to jump on him and get the knockout.“Saturday night, Errol is going to find out why I picked this fight. All of my opponents say they don’t see anything special when they watch me, until they get into the ring.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The champion’s hyperbole, however, is not cutting ice with boxing’s cognoscenti, many of whom believe the 29-year-old is a heavy favorite to outmuscle Garcia, who is stepping up two weight classes to take on Spence.Retired former super middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Andre Ward believes Saturday’s bout will be a “classic case of a good big man beats the little good man.”“The added weight and sheer size and power of Spence will prove to be too much for a great fighter who just took too much of a risk,” Ward told ESPN.While Spence believes victory on Saturday puts him in the pound-for-pound conversation, he is preparing for negative reviews.“They’ll say he’s too small,” Spence said. “If I beat him up throughout the whole fight, they’ll say, ‘He has amazing heart for a little guy. Errol Spence is supposed to do that, he’s the bigger welterweight.’ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIEScenter_img Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments PH 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 FILE – NOVEMBER 13: (L-R) Errol Spence Jr., lennox Lewis and Mikey Garcia attend FOX Sports and Premier Boxing Champions Press Conference Experience on November 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Leon Bennett/Getty Images/AFPErrol Spence Jr. believes he will deserve to be regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world if he successfully defends his IBF welterweight crown against Mikey Garcia in Texas on Saturday.Spence and Garcia face off at the AT&T Stadium Arlington in a battle of unbeaten fighters which sees the champion aiming to lay claim to being the best fighter in a division full of talent.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

NRL Touch Premiership: Ladder Update

first_imgHere are the NRL Touch Premiership Ladders, as they stand following the first two days of play. The Knights and Broncos, Men’s and Women’s, are yet to play.Interestingly, all four clubs that have played have one team at the top of a ladder.  Make sure you get to the next games, on 30th June 2018:Knights v Eels at McDonalds Jones Stadium Broncos v Cowboys at Suncorp Stadiumlast_img

10 months ago​Boussouma potential excites Brighton boss Hughton

first_img​Boussouma potential excites Brighton boss Hughtonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Chris Hughton is excited at the potential of Yves Bissouma.The Mali midfielder is already impressing for the Premier League side, scoring a long range goal in the FA Cup against Bournemouth.And Hughton believes that when his English improves, he will be fully integrated into the squad.Hughton told The Argus: “He is still learning. He is a wonderful talent, probably one of the most talented players that we’ve had here.”But it’s just about nurturing that one. He is still young, he is still learning the language and he will get better.”I hope so. The game, particularly in the position he plays, is about a lot of aspects and you have got to do enough of those aspects well.”At the moment he is still developing. I think once he gets a good grasp of the language he’ll improve.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoUNCOVERED: Real Madrid signing Brahim Diaz was Messi and Barcelona mad!

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say UNCOVERED: Real Madrid signing Brahim Diaz was Messi and Barcelona mad!by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid signing Brahim Diaz grew up a Barcelona fan and idolising Leo Messi!Diaz left Manchester City to sign for Real this week.And a video has emerged which shows that Diaz hasn’t been a Los Blancos supporter all his life. Brahim, in an interview he gave at the age of 12, admitted that his favourite team was FC Barcelona and that his footballing idol was Messi.DOCUMENTO #JUGONES Cuándo tenía 12 años, Brahim era del Barça y su ÍDOLO era Messi! SE HARÁ VIRAL! Lo estamos viendo en @laSextaTV. pic.twitter.com/IAyTHQcYDs— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) January 8, 2019 last_img read more

NIS Ceiling and Benefits Increase this Month

first_imgEffective January 7, the National Insurance wage ceiling will increase by $500,000 to $1.5 million. The wage ceiling is the basis on which individual contribution to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is calculated. Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, first made the announcement during his 2012/13 Sectoral Debate presentation in Parliament on July 25 and issued another reminder on Wednesday as he addressed the first group of 172 workers to leave the island for Canada on the Overseas Employment Programme. The Minister stated that workers earning below $1 million per year will not be affected by this increase. He noted, however, that those earning between $1 million and $1.5 will see an increase in the amount they contribute. He also informed that those earning above $1.5 million, will not experience any further deductions beyond that amount. The rate of contributions remains the same at two and a half per cent by the worker matched by a similar amount by the employer. “I want to reiterate it very loudly and clearly that the National Insurance is not a tax…. It is a contribution towards your retirement benefits of all workers in Jamaica and everyone should ensure that their contributions to the Ministry are in good order, whether it be employer, employee, self-employed or otherwise…,” Minister Kellier said. He encouraged the workers in the Overseas Employment Programme “to try and contribute something” to the NIS during those periods when they are in Jamaica so that their contribution record can be sound and up-to-date. The Minister also announced that effective January 10, benefits from the NIS will increase by 16? per cent. “This means that pensioners, who are in receipt of spouse’s allowance, can receive up to a maximum of $5,100 per week,” he said. In July, Mr. Kellier informed the House that Cabinet had approved increases in all categories of pensions, grants and allowances payable under the NIS.last_img read more

TSX sets new record high on strengthening energy stocks loonie loses ground

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first_imgCanada’s largest stock index set a new record Friday buoyed by energy and gold stocks, as Wall Street advanced on strong technology earnings.The S&P/TSX composite moved up 61.88 points to 15,953.51, breaking a previous high of 15,922.37 set on Feb. 21.Shares in oil and gas companies led the charge, with energy “having a really good day,” said Peggy Bowie, senior equity trader at Manulife Asset Management.The energy sector gained on average 2.61 per cent as the price of oil rose, with the December crude contract gaining US$1.26 to US$53.90 per barrel.“It’s definitely, I would have to say, buoyancy on the hope of growth,” Bowie said of the commodity’s upward movement.The promise of growth in the American market coupled with OPEC’s upcoming November meeting where members may decide to extend their production cuts is moving the price of oil, she said.Shares in the gold sector also helped lift the TSX, gaining 0.72 per cent on average, as the December gold contract advanced US$2.20 to US$1,271.80 an ounce.On Wall Street, two indices had record-setting growth. The S&P 500 index advanced 20.67 points to 2,581.07 and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 144.49 points to 6,701.26.Meanwhile, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 33.33 points to 23,434.19.“Today is a fascinating day because of tech,” said Bowie. “Very strong numbers blew everything out of the water.”Two tech giants, Alphabet and Microsoft, beat analyst expectations with their most recent earnings reports, sending their stocks up 5.1 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively. Intel, Apple and Facebook shares all moved up as well.The tech sector boost came on the same day the U.S. Commerce Department said the American economy grew three per cent between July and September. The GDP growth was larger than expected and didn’t dip despite two major hurricanes during that time.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 77.68 cents US, down 0.26 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December natural gas contract shed nearly nine cents to about US$2.96 per mmBTU and the December copper contract dropped about seven cents to roughly US$3.10 a pound.— With files from the Associated PressBy Aleksandra Sagan in Vancouver.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

Spanish PM urges Catalans to defeat separatists at polls

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first_imgBARCELONA, Spain – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urged voters in Catalonia on Sunday to defeat the separatists who led the region’s recent drive for independence when they go to the polls in an early election next month.Rajoy, who used previously untapped constitutional authority to call the Dec. 21 regional election, told members of his conservative Popular Party at a Barcelona hotel that “we want a massive turnout to open up a new period of normalcy” in Catalonia.Rajoy’s visit to Barcelona, Catalonia’s main city, was his first to the region since he used the constitutional powers to stifle the secession push led by the regional government.After Catalonia’s Parliament voted Oct. 27 in favour of declaring independence, Rajoy responded by firing top government officials, dissolving the Parliament and ordering the early election.Spain’s Constitution says the nation is “indivisible.”“It’s urgent to return a sense of normality to Catalonia and do so as soon as possible to lower the social and economic tensions,” Rajoy said Sunday. “The threat of the separatists is destructive, sad and agonizing. Secessionism has created insecurity and uncertainty.”Polls show a tight race between Catalan separatists and politicians who want the region to remain a part of Spain. In Brussels on Sunday, those favouring independence for Catalonia rallied near the European Union quarter.Rajoy’s party has won three national elections since 2011, but secured less than 10 per cent of the vote in Catalonia’s 2015 regional election.The Popular Party continues to poll behind several other parties in the region, including the pro-business Citizens and the Socialists, which both oppose secession.The far-left separatist CUP party decided Sunday to participate in the December elections. The CUP is one of three pro-secession parties in the region.Rajoy defended his decision to temporarily take over running Catalonia under a section of the Spain Constitution that allows central authorities to intervene in regions where officials act outside the law.Catalonia’s separatists, and even some moderates, have criticized the measures as heavy-handed.“Exceptional measures can only be taken when there is no other option, and we adopted them to stop the increasing attacks to peaceful coexistence,” Rajoy said.Apart from the government takeover, 10 Catalan separatist leaders have been jailed while their roles in promoting secession are under investigation. Catalonia’s deposed president and four former members of his Cabinet fled to Brussels and plan to fight extradition to Spain.Rajoy linked the continued economic recovery of Spain, and especially Catalonia, to the removal of pro-independence parties from power.Over 2,000 companies have relocated their headquarters from Catalonia due to fears of being cast out of the European Union’s common market in the case of secession. Employment numbers also showed that Catalonia fell behind other parts of Spain in October.“But I say that the recovery of legality and normalcy will help reactivate the economy,” the prime minister said.last_img read more

Lululemon selects former Sears Canada Loblaw executive as CEO

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first_imgVANCOUVER – Lululemon Athletica Inc. has tapped a former Sephora and Sears Canada executive to assume the top job at the athleisure apparel company.Calvin McDonald will take on the role of CEO at the Vancouver-based retailer on August 20, Lululemon said Tuesday.“(He) has an impressive track record leading organizations through periods of significant growth and innovation,” said board chairman Glenn Murphy in a statement.“He is the ideal match for the Lululemon brand and culture,” he said, highlighting McDonald’s consumer mindset and performance drive approach.The company’s last CEO, Laurent Potdevin, suddenly stepped down in February.Potdevin, who assumed the role in 2014, engaged in a years-long relationship with a designer who worked for the company first as an employee and later as a contractor. A source told the Canadian Press the relationship was one of several instances where Potdevin fell short of the retailer’s standards of conduct.The retailer’s board of directors started searching for a new candidate immediately upon Potdevin’s resignation.The months-long search brought them to McDonald, who will also become a board member.McDonald served as president and CEO of Americas for cosmetics boutique Sephora for the past five years, starting in 2013. Before that, he spent two years as president and CEO of now defunct department store chain Sears Canada. He also spent 17 years in various roles with Loblaw Companies Ltd.McDonald will be paid an initial base salary of US$1.25-million and will be eligible to receive, among other things, an annual target performance bonus of 150 per cent of the base salary and equity rewards equal to US$6-million, according to regulatory documents.The Canadian-born McDonald earned his MBA at the University of Toronto.last_img read more