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Child destruction

Child destruction is the name of a statutory offence in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Hong Kong. The offence of that name has been replaced in Victoria, Australia. Child destruction is the crime of killing an unborn but viable foetus. People have been convicted of the offence for injuring a pregnant woman in the abdomen, such that her foetus dies; the purpose of the offence is to criminalise the killing of a child during its birth, because this is neither abortion nor homicide for the purposes of the criminal law. It can be used to prosecute late abortions. During the second reading of the Preservation of Infant Life Bill 1928 to 1929, Lord Atkin said: As the noble and learned Lord has explained, the gap is that, whereas the mother of a child who kills it after it has a separate existence is guilty of what was the crime of murder and is now the lesser offence of infanticide, yet, if she kills the child in the actual course of delivery or within such a short time afterwards that it has not had and cannot be proved to have had a separate existence, it is not an offence.

In England and Wales, the offence is created by section 1 of the Infant Life Act 1929: Subject as hereinafter in this subsection provided, any person who, with intent to destroy the life of a child capable of being born alive, by any wilful act causes a child to die before it has an existence independent of its mother, shall be guilty of felony, to wit, of child destruction, shall be liable on conviction thereof on indictment to penal servitude for life: Provided that no person shall be found guilty of an offence under this section unless it is proved that the act which caused the death of the child was not done in good faith for the purpose only of preserving the life of the mother. For the purposes of this Act, evidence that a woman had at any material time been pregnant for a period of twenty-eight weeks or more shall be primâ facie proof that she was at that time pregnant of a child capable of being born alive. See C v S QB 135, 2 WLR 1108, 1 All ER 1230, 2 FLR 505, 17 Fam Law 269, CA In a 1991 case Brooke J said that a child is "born alive" if "after birth, it exists as a live child, to say breathing and living by reason of its breathing through its own lungs alone, without deriving any of its living or power of living by or through any connection with its mother."

As enacted, section 5 of the Abortion Act 1967 described the Infant Life Act 1929 with suffix "". It was held; the defence suggestion that "viable" had a narrower meaning thus described fewer foetuses than "capable of being born alive" was rejected in 1991. By 2000, David Ormerod opines that a definition of "born alive" taken from the 1991 case is not of universal application and that an example of a case where it was not applicable was Re A, where a conjoined twin who never drew breath was considered to have been born alive. Applicability after 28 weeks' gestation has been reduced to 24 weeks. See the Criminal Law Act 1967; this means triable by indictment, which means the case goes via a short purely procedural hearing in the Magistrates Court to confirm identity of the defendant and read the offence, to the Crown Court for trial. The reference to a sentence of penal servitude must be construed as a reference to a sentence of imprisonment: The Criminal Justice Act 1948, section 1. A registered medical practitioner who terminates a pregnancy in accordance with the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967 does not commit this offence.

Child destruction is an indictable-only offence. Child destruction is punishable for any shorter term. Child destruction is an "excluded offence" for the purposes of section 32 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982. Before 1 April 1991, section 5 of the Abortion Act 1967 provided that nothing in that Act affected the provisions of the Infant Life Act 1929; that section was substituted by section 37 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. The charge of child destruction is rare. There were ten cases in the ten years to 1987; when a woman who had a backstreet abortion while 7½ months pregnant was given a suspended sentence of 12 months in 2007, the Crown Prosecution Service was unaware of any similar conviction. In 2000, a man stamped on his girlfriend's abdomen and thereby caused her to go into premature labour. Since he had intended to kill the foetus in the womb, whereas in fact the baby died shortly after birth, he was convicted of manslaughter and attempted child destruction. In South Wales, in February 2011, Carl Whant raped and fatally stabbed 19-year old Nikitta Grender, the fiancée of his cousin, due to give birth to her baby daughter two weeks at her home in Ringland, Newport.

He was convicted of child destruction, arson for setting her home alight after the killing. The stab wound killed her unborn daughter. Whant was sentenced to imprisonment for life with a minimum term of 35 years; the crown advocate of the Crown Prosecution Service in Wales said, "Child destruction is a rarely used charge. In 2012, a woman who self-administered an abortion drug when 39 weeks pregnant was convicted of unlawful abortion under the 1861 Act; the sentencing judge remarked that she might have been charged with child destruction. In 2015, Kevin Wilson and an accomplice, under eighteen and could not be named, were convicted of child destruction and grievous bodily harm afte

Laurel, Batangas

Laurel the Municipality of Laurel, is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 39,444 people. Laurel had been part of its current neighbor town; the town used to be known as Bayuyungan. On May 25, 1961, the town of Talisay was divided into two municipalities, the new town was renamed "Laurel" after Miguel Laurel, known as the first notable Laurel in the Philippines and a longtime patriarch of the place and Jose P. Laurel, a former president. Laurel is located at 14°03′N 120°54′E. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 71.29 square kilometres constituting 2.29% of the 3,119.75-square-kilometre- total area of Batangas. Laurel is politically subdivided into 21 barangays. In the 2015 census, Laurel had a population of 39,444; the population density was 550 inhabitants per square kilometre. Fishing – Laurel's main economical source is fish culture in Taal Lake where most of local residents base their trade.

Farming – Small rice paddies on the foothills of Taal canyon ridge provide for ricefields to farmers. Real estate – The town's vast land resource provide ideal location for real estate developers such as Megaworld and Fil-Estate which are based in Metro Manila. Among the major real estate subdivisions located in Barangay San Gregorio are Canyon Woods and Twin Lakes. Elected municipal officials: Mayor: RANDY JAMES E. AMO Vice Mayor: FELIMON P. AUSTRIA Councilors: Angelito Rodriguez Rachelle Balba-Ogalinola Regina Landicho Andreo Landicho Junie Ulitin Domingo Tenorio Luciano Gardiola Hon. Romulo Macaraig Placido Amo:, 18 years in service Joven De Grano:, three years in service Natalio Panganiban: and, 11 years in service John Benedict Panganiban:, six years in service

2014 European Men's Handball Championship squads

Every team has to submit a roster of 16 players. On 12 December 2013 an official squad list was published. Head coach: Patrekur Jóhannesson A 14-player squad was announced on 27 December 2013, while a 20-player roster was published on 31 December 2013. An 18-player squad was announced on 8 January 2014. Head coach: Vladimír Haber The squad was announced on 28 December 2013. Head coach: Ulrik Wilbek An 18-player squad was announced on 9 December 2013; the final roster was published on 10 January 2014. Head coach: Ivica Obrvan Head coach: Lajos Mocsai A 22-player squad was announced on 20 December 2013. Head coach: Aron Kristjánsson A 21-player squad was announced on 17 December 2013; the squad was announced on 9 January 2014. Head coach: Robert Hedin An 18-player squad was announced on 11 December 2013. Head coach: Manolo Cadenas The squad was announced on 11 December 2013. Head coach: Claude Onesta A 20-player squad was announced on 11 December 2013; the squad was announced on 8 January 2014. Head coach: Michael Biegler An 18-player squad was announced on 2 January 2014, while the squad was published on 10 January 2014.

Head coach: Oleg Kuleshov The squad was announced on 25 December 2013. Head coach: Vladan Matić A 19-squad was announced on 31 December 2013. Head coach: Yuri Shevtsov The squad was announced on 26 December 2013. Head coach: Slavko Goluža An 18-player squad was announced on 10 January 2014. Head coach: Zoran Kastratović A 22-player squad was announced on 13 December 2013. Head coach: Staffan Olsson / Ola Lindgren The squad was announced on 10 December 2013. In all, World Cup squad members play for clubs in 23 different countries. Nations in italics are not represented by their national teams in the finals. French squad have only two player employed by a non-domestic club. Only Icelandic squad is made up of players employed by overseas clubs. Of the countries not represented by a national team at the World Cup, Handball-Bundesliga provides the most squad members. Clubs with 10 or more players represented. Coaches in bold represent their own country. Official Website

James Savage (antiquary)

James Savage was an English antiquary, who worked as printer, bookseller and newspaper editor. Born at Howden, Yorkshire, on 30 August 1767, he was the son of James Savage, a bell and clock maker; when about sixteen years old he became a contributor to the journals published in the neighbourhood of Howden, in 1790 he began business there with his brother, William Savage, as printer and bookseller. In 1797 William Savage moved to London, in 1803 James Savage followed him, at first employed in the publishing business of Sir Richard Phillips, by the firms of Joseph Mawman and William Sherwood; when the London Institution was founded in 1806 in the Old Jewry, Savage was appointed assistant librarian under Richard Porson, he rescued Porson from the workhouse in St Martin's Lane on 20 September 1808, after a seizure not long before Porson's death. After 1820 Savage spent some time in Taunton, first as manager of an unsuccessful Tory newspaper as a bookseller, as librarian of the Somerset and Taunton Institution.

His next move was to Dorchester, where he edited for fourteen years the Dorset County Chronicle and Somersetshire Gazette. He returned to Taunton, died there on 19 March 1845. In London Savage contributed to the Universal Magazine, he wrote: ‘History of Howden Church’, 1799. ‘History of the Castle and Parish of Wressle in the East Riding of Yorkshire,’ 1805. ‘The Librarian,’ 1808–9. An ‘Account of the Last Illness of Richard Porson’ is in vol. i. pp. 274–81. It was printed separately in an edition of seventy-five copies, is embodied in John Selby Watson's Life of Porson, pp. 318–32. ‘An Account of the London Daily Newspapers,’ 1811. ‘Observations on the Varieties of Architecture,’ 1812. ‘Memorabilia, or Recollections Historical and Antiquarian,’ 1820. ‘A History of the Hundred of Carhampton, Somerset,’ 1830. ‘Dorchester and its Environs,’ 1832, reissued in 1833. He edited Concise History of the Present State of Commerce of Great Britain, translated from the German of Charles Reinhard, 1805, Joshua Toulmin's History of Taunton, 1822.

He projected works on Somerset. His wife was eldest daughter of Thomas Swainston of Hatfield, near Doncaster, she died in 1806, their son, Thomas James Savage, died on 15 May 1819, aged 21. "Savage, James". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Savage, James". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

Besant Ravi

R. Ravikumar, known as Besant Ravi is an Indian actor and stunt choreographer, he has played antagonistic supporting roles in Tamil and several other Indian language films. Besant Ravi, born and brought up in Chennai, was a bike mechanic in his early stages of life, all through his childhood days, he grew up watching film shootings near his house in Besant Nagar, he soon became familiar with the technicians on the sets. Besant Ravi is expert in Mixed martial arts and boxing, he got his first break in cinema in the movie Lucky Man. He got his first break in cinema in the movie Lucky Man, in which he performed a solo stunt he got trained professionally for cinema by stunt master Pandiyan, he started his career as a fighter and moved into acting in several action sequences. He got many offers to enter into the acting arena and got busy with acting. Director S. Shankar's Mudhalvan was noted among his projects