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15 Jan 2014

Gazeti maarufu la Daily Mail la hapa Uingereza limetabiri matokeo ya mechi zilizosalia katika Ligi Kuu ya England, na hatimaye bingwa wa ligi hiyo maarufu duniani.

Round 30
Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 2
Everton 1 Cardiff 0
Hull City 2 Man City 2
Man Utd 1 Liverpool 1
Spurs 1 Arsenal 2
Round 31
Cardiff 2 Liverpool 2
Chelsea 1 Arsenal 1
Everton 1 Swansea 1
Man City 5 Fulham 0
Spurs 2 Southampton 2
West Ham 2 Man Utd 1
Round 32
Arsenal 2 Man City 1
Crystal Palace 0 Chelsea 1
Fulham 1 Everton 1
Liverpool 2 Spurs 0
Man Utd 2 Aston Villa 0
Round 33
Chelsea 3 Stoke 1
Everton 1 Arsenal 1
Man City 2 Southampton 0
Newcastle 1 Man Utd 2
Spurs 1 Sunderland 1
West Ham 2 Liverpool 2 
So close: Olivier Giroud is denied during Arsenal and Chelsea's stalemate in December
So close: Olivier Giroud is denied during Arsenal and Chelsea's stalemate in December
Crisis: Manchester United were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle United in November, can they exact their revenge on Tyneside?
Crisis: Manchester United were beaten 1-0 by Newcastle United in November, can they exact their revenge on Tyneside?
Round 34
Arsenal 3 West Ham 1
Liverpool 3 Man City 2
Man Utd 1 Hull City 0
Sunderland 0 Everton 1
Swansea 0 Chelsea 0
West Brom 1 Spurs 2
Round 35
Chelsea 2 Sunderland 0
Everton 2 Man Utd 1
Hull 1 Arsenal 1
Man City 3 West Brom 0
Norwich 1 Liverpool 4
Spurs 1 Fulham 0

Round 36
Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0
Crystal Palace 1 Man City 3
Liverpool 2 Chelsea 1
Man Utd 3 Norwich 0
Southampton 1 Everton 1
Stoke 1 Spurs 1 
Round 37
Arsenal 3 West Brom 0
Chelsea 4 Norwich 0
Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 1
Everton 1 Man City 0
Man Utd 1 Sunderland 0
West Ham 1 Spurs 2 
Two good: Mesut Ozil was among the goals as Arsenal enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Hull City in December
Two good: Mesut Ozil was among the goals as Arsenal enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Hull City in December


Standings going into the final day
Manchester City 84 points
Chelsea 82
Liverpool 79
Arsenal 78
Tottenham 67
Everton 65
Manchester United 65
Round 38
Cardiff 1 Chelsea 3
Liverpool 3 Newcastle 0
Hull 2 Everton 2
Man City 3 West Ham 1
Norwich 1 Arsenal 2
Southampton 1 Man Utd 2
Spurs 2 Aston Villa 0

Scroll down for the predicted final top seven
Champions: Our calculations have Manchester City winning the trophy they lifted in 2012
Champions: Our calculations have Manchester City winning the trophy they lifted in 2012
Good Kompany: City skipper Vincent Kompany could be set for another bus-top parade with the Premier League trophy
Good Kompany: City skipper Vincent Kompany could be set for another bus-top parade with the Premier League trophy
Ed boys: We believe that Manchester City and Edin Dzeko will be celebrating a title win come May
Ed boys: We believe that Manchester City and Edin Dzeko will be celebrating a title win come May
Final table (top seven)
1st Man City..........87pts
City's formidable home form proves the difference as they reclaim the title and Manuel Pellegrini celebrates his first season with the championship crown. They see out the season with a perfect home record, Chelsea the only one of their top-seven rivals still to visit the Etihad. Back-to-back away losses at Arsenal and Liverpool trigger fears of a late stutter, but they recover to confirm their title with a final-day victory over West Ham.
2nd Chelsea.........85pts
The Chelsea of old under Jose Mourinho shines through as the season draws to its close and they finish the campaign just two points shy of the champions. February's defeat at the Etihad proves costly, as does a late-season reverse at Liverpool, but they still take the race to the wire. 
3rd Liverpool........82pts
The return of Daniel Sturridge, allied to Luis Suarez's unrelenting brilliance, sees the Reds win the next six, including victory in the Merseyside derby. A string of away draws curtails their title challenge but still they finish just five points adrift of the winners and claim third position ahead of Arsenal.
4th Arsenal...........81pts
With their squad stretched as the season gathers pace and European football returns, the Gunners' title aspirations fade. They do enjoy a home victory over Man City and are beaten just twice - at Liverpool and Stoke - between now and the end of the season, but Arsene Wenger's wait for a fourth title is extended to at least 11 years.
5th Spurs..............70pts
The top four prove too strong for the other challengers and crucial defeats against rivals Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool do for their Champions League ambitions. Still, though, Tim Sherwood's boys do enough to hold off Man Utd and Everton to take fifth position and Europa League qualification - they're sure to be thrilled with that...
6th Man Utd..........68pts
Inconsistency continues to plague United's title defence and the now customary defeat by their city adversaries sparks yet more talk of crisis for David Moyes. They do win the last three to take sixth position ahead of Everton, but will that be enough to earn Moyes another season at Old Trafford?
7th Everton...........66pts
Draws prove the Toffees' undoing as their failure to turn one point into three sees their Champions League hopes slip away. It's still a respectable return for Roberto Martinez in his first season at Goodison Park, although they are pipped to sixth by former boss Moyes.

28 Sept 2008

For centuries, religious believers have endured suffering with impressive fortitude. Now scientists claim to have discovered that faith in God really can relieve pain.New research at Oxford University has found that the Christian martyrs may well have been able to draw on their religion to reduce the agony of, for example, being burnt at the stake.

Calming: The painting stared at by believers in God as they were subjected to electric shocks

Virgin Mary

In a bizarre experiment, academics at The Oxford Centre For Science Of The Mind ‘tortured’ 12 Roman Catholics and 12 atheists with electric shocks as they studied a painting of the Virgin Mary.

They found that the Catholics seemed to be able to block out much of the pain.

And, using the latest brain-scanning techniques, they also discovered that the Catholics were able to activate part of the brain associated with conditioning the experience of pain.

The findings were welcomed by the Anglican Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Tom Wright, who said: ‘The practice of faith should, and in many cases does, alter the person you are.

‘It can affect the patterns of your brain and your emotions. So it comes as no surprise to me that this experiment has reached such conclusions.’

The experiment is one of a series being conducted by the academics, a group of scientists, philosophers and theologians from different departments at the university.

A sparking device was strapped to the back of the participants’ left hands to deliver an electric shock.

The scientists then asked them to contemplate two paintings, Sassoferrato’s 17th Century Virgin Annunciate (Virgin Mary) and Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th Century Lady With An Ermine. 

The researchers hoped that the face of the Virgin Mary would induce a religious state of mind in the believers, while da Vinci’s painting was chosen because it did not look dissimilar and would be calming.

The volunteers were not told the true purpose of the experiment, only that it was designed to judge how people felt pain while contemplating pictures of different things.

They spent half an hour inside an MRI scanner, receiving a series of 20 electric shocks in four separate sessions while looking at either the religious or non-religious picture.

Each time, the volunteer had to rate how much it hurt on a scale of 0 to 100. 

The Catholics said that looking at the painting of the Virgin Mary made them feel ‘safe’, ‘taken care of’ and ‘calmed down and peaceful’.

More significantly, they reported feeling 12 per cent less pain after viewing the religious image than after looking at the Leonardo.

The front right-hand side of their brains lit up on the scanner, indicating that the neural mechanisms of pain modulation had been engaged.

There was no such brain activity among the atheists, whose pain and anxiety levels stayed roughly the same throughout the experiment.

Writing in the scientific journal Pain, the researchers concluded that at least some religious believers can moderate their pain by thinking about it more positively.

Psychologist Miguel Farias, one of the team, admitted that a similar effect may be produced by non-believers if a sufficiently powerful image was used. 

He said: ‘We would need to find a picture of someone they feel very positive towards, such as a mother or father.’

SOURCE: Dailymail

The City was in shock last night after the apparent suicide of a millionaire financier haunted by the pressures of dealing with the credit crunch.

Kirk Stephenson, who was married with an eight-year-old son, died in the path of a 100mph express train at Taplow railway station, Berkshire.

Mr Stephenson is believed to have taken his own life after succumbing to mounting personal pressures as the world’s financial markets went into meltdown.

New Zealand-born Mr Stephenson, who owned a £3.6million, five-storey house in Chelsea and a retreat in the West Country, was chief operating officer of Olivant Advisers.

Last year, the private equity firm tried to buy a 15 per cent stake worth almost £1billion in Northern Rock before the bank was nationalised, bidding against Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson.

In June, the company secured a 2.5 per cent stake in Swiss banking giant UBS. There has been persistent speculation in the financial world that UBS has written off billions after being exposed to the US mortgage market.

Since June, the bank has dropped in value by about 20 per cent, which means the value of Olivant’s stake in UBS has fallen from £950million to £770million.

Before his death at 9am on Thursday, Mr Stephenson appeared to have everything to live for. 

A glittering 20-year City career had made him a hugely wealthy man and he was said to have been happy in his marriage to Karina Robinson, a successful financial writer.

Sources stressed that neither Mr Stephenson nor his company had financial problems that would have led him to take his own life.

But they said the financier had ‘succumbed’ to the stress and responsibilities of his taxing role, adding that Mr Stephenson had overreacted to the continuing financial turmoil

After eating breakfast on Thursday with his wife and their young son Lucas, Mr Stephenson drove to Taplow station, left his car in the car park and crossed a footbridge over the main First Great Western Plymouth to Paddington line.

Out of view of passengers on the platform, he is then said by witnesses to have leapt in front of a high-speed train.

The driver sounded his horn and slammed on the brakes but was unable to stop in time. The train came to a standstill a mile down the track.

Mr Stephenson left no note, but the incident is being treated by police, train operator First Great Western and his own firm as a suicide.

 In due course a coroner will examine the death and record an official verdict.

Mr Stephenson’s colleagues and family were unable to explain why had he had gone to Taplow.

Last night, his devastated widow released a statement saying: ‘Kirk was a life-enhancer – not with a showy, life-and-soul-of-the-party sort of charisma, but as a planner who quietly ensured everyone around him had a marvellous time.

‘A dedicated father and a devoted husband, he valued his family above all else.

'He had a gift for friendship and was a generous and exceptional host, gathering his wide circle in summer villas all over Europe, as well as for parties, dinners and opera.

‘Any occasion with Kirk was a wonderful experience. He spent many a fine – and less than fine – summer evening listening to opera at Garsington, Glyndebourne and The Grange with friends.

'He also loved board games and tennis, passions he shared with his treasured son, Lucas.

‘He arrived in London in 1983 as an SG Warburg trainee. After his stint in the City he went on to work at several large organisations. Latterly, he was a director for Olivant.

‘Always a keen traveller, in 1999 he married his cherished wife Karina. Together they travelled from Bhutan to Burgundy, Buenos Aires to Tripoli.

‘He will be sorely missed by his wife, his son, his mother Bet Stephenson, and his many friends.’

Until two months ago, former merchant banker Karina was a columnist on The Banker magazine.

One of her former colleagues said: ‘It is shocking news. I know Kirk had been under pressure, but I am not aware that his own money was at stake.

'He was very hard-working. He did a 24-hour-a-day job.’

A family friend added: ‘Kirk was always troubled because of his work. He was always so busy, working late and travelling a lot.

'But he didn’t seem any different on Thursday. He ate breakfast with the family, kissed them and said goodbye. No one can believe what happened.’

Mr Stephenson’s previous jobs include chief operating officer of City lawyers Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer, group finance director of Coats Viyella and Amersham International and an investment banker at Warburg and Morgan Stanley.

At Olivant Advisers he was paid £333,000 last year, but is thought to have made millions more from the core Olivant business, based in Guernsey

SOURCE: Dailymail

23 Sept 2008

According to the DAILY MAIL

Black farmer quizzed by police THREE times on suspicion of stealing food from his own field

By Andy Dolan

Last updated at 6:13 PM on 22nd September 2008

Huckled: Farmer David Mwanaka with part of his latest crop

A police force sent four squad cars to question a black farmer in his field after receiving reports that a thief was stealing maize - the third time in less than a week that officers had questioned the man.

David Mwanaka, 42, told yesterday how he was reported to the police by people 'who are not used to seeing a black man working in a farmer's field', after he was repeatedly quizzed at the farm where he rents land.

Mr Mwanaka, who is originally from Zimbabwe, was quizzed for half an hour and searched, while officers also checked his van. 

He also had to call the white farmer, from whom he rents his field in Rothley, Leicestershire, before police were finally satisfied that he wasn't stealing food. 

On the third occasion, four patrol cars arrived to quiz the farmer as he was picking maize from his crop. 

The father-of-three was with wife Brenda and another worker when police first approached him on the land on a Saturday morning as he picked maize.

'They asked me what I was doing and I told them I was cropping my maize', he said. 'They said they couldn't believe me so they asked me for my ID and they did some checks on my vehicle.

'Then I had to call the local farmer, from whom I rent the field, to come and help me with the situation. He was able to tell them who I was and explain that I was renting the field from him.

'Then on Monday morning the same thing happened again. Some officers came over again and said, "We've got a report that you are stealing maize". 

'I had to go over the whole thing all over again, proving my ID and convincing them that I was genuine.

Police interest: Mr Mwanaka was visited by police three times in a week after 'ignorant' neighbours thought he was stealing crops

'Then on Wednesday I was in the field when I heard a lady police officer saying, "Hello, hello", so I went over to her and she said she was looking for a thief.

'There were four police cars there, I couldn't believe it. I explained to the officer that I wasn't stealing maize, that I was a farmer but I had to go over the same process again all over again to prove that I was telling them the truth.

'It was a waste of time on my side and for the police. They should have shared the information about this and communicated better.'

Mr Mwanaka, who has a contract to supply white sweetcorn to Sainsbury's stores in the London area, added: 'They (the police) said the people who reported me had said there was a black man stealing food from a farmer's field.' 

He believes he is one of just two black farmers in the country.

The incidents earlier this month are the first time in the five years he has rented the land that he has been bothered by the police. 

He also rents several fields in Enfield, North London,and commutes to his crops from his home in Basildon, Essex. 

Smallholder: The farmer rents his fields near Rothley, Leicestershire, from a white farmer. He also grows crops in north London

He said once someone driving past one of his fields in London shouted to him, 'What are you doing to that farmer's crop - leave our food alone.'  

Mr Mwanaka was a journalist in his home country but moved to Britain legally in 1991, initially to study. He insisted he was not offended by the incidents, which he put down to 'ignorance'.

He added: 'If it was the same person calling the police each time, that would be racist. The police haven't told me who has been making the reports, but I suspect people have just become concerned because they are not used to seeing a black man in this area.'

He farms mainly white maize - the crop he grew in Zimbabwe. But he also grows pumpkins, sweet potatoes and sweetcorn.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said they had 'a duty' to respond to every call made by the public reporting a suspected crime.

He said: 'Police were called to land off Mountsorrel Lane in Rothley at 9.47am on Saturday, September 13 after a report of a suspected theft.

'Two further calls regarding suspicious activity on the land were received at 8.32am on Monday September 15 and 8.30am on Wednesday September 17.

'On all occasions, officers attended the scene and, after initial investigations they were satisfied there were no suspicious circumstances.'
The National Farmers Union said they did not keep any statistics on black farmers.

A spokeswoman said: 'Farming is traditionally a very white male-dominated industry but we have seen more women coming into it over recent years, and there is no reason why that won't happen with people from ethnic minorities.'

The best known black farmer in Britain - thought to be the only other one than David Mwanaka - is Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones,50, who is the Conservative Party candidate for Chippenham, Wiltshire.

He has his own branded lines of food such as sausages marketed under the name The Black Farmer.

The father-of-three was born in the West Indies, brought up in the Midlands after coming to England with his family when he was three years old and now farms in Devon.

The government ministry responsible for farming, Defra, said they did not keep statistics on black farmers either.


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