Toronto law firm files proposed classaction lawsuit against Fly Jamaica

first_imgTORONTO — Lawyers have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of passengers who say they were harmed when a Fly Jamaica aircraft skidded off runway at Guyana’s main international airport last month.According to a statement from the Toronto-based Rochon Genova LLP, the proposed class-action was filed on Friday and seeks compensation for passengers and their families who have been harmed in the Nov. 9 crash.The airline reported that two elderly passengers had been taken to hospital as a precaution, but said no one was seriously injured after the Toronto-bound flight experienced an emergency less than 20 minutes after taking off.The plane skidded off the runway upon landing, damaging its right wing and engine.Global Affairs said at the time that none of the 82 Canadians on board were hurt, but confirmed that a Canadian citizen that was on board the plane died more than a week later.The law firm says four passengers on the flight who are residents of the Greater Toronto Area will be proposed representative plaintiffs in the class-action.  The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Tense situation between public and police in Kilinochchi

A tense situation was reported in Kilinochchi this evening following a heated exchange between the public and the police.The situation arose after tight security was deployed near a garment factory which was operating during a hartal in the North. Large crowds blocked the streets and set fire to tyres along the road and at times threw stones towards the police.The situation arose when a hartal was in place in the North in protest over the killing of two youth in Jaffna last week. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UNs top humanitarian official warns of looming catastrophe in Darfur

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland told a Council meeting that “we could see hundreds of thousands of deaths” in the strife-torn Sudanese region if aid operations – already at grave risk because of attacks against individual workers, dramatically reduced access to those in need, and massive funding shortfalls – collapse. “In Darfur all of our nightmares have become realities,” he said, telling reporters later the situation is worse than at any time since early 2004. The humanitarian lifeline for three million people is in jeopardy and “we are at a point where even hope may escape us.” Mr. Egeland’s closed-door briefing to the Council comes amid a dramatic worsening of conditions since early May, when the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) was signed by the Sudanese Government and some of the rebel groups it has been fighting since 2003 in the vast and impoverished Darfur region alongside its border with Chad. The Under-Secretary-General said clashes with those rebel groups that did not sign that the DPA have “resulted in hundreds of deaths, despicable gender-based violence, systematic looting and an estimated 50,000 displaced in the last eight weeks.” At just one camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Darfur, he said, there are reports that more than 200 women and girls have been sexually assaulted in the past five weeks, while 200 others have been beaten by assailants who lie in wait a few miles outside the camp. Many farmers in North and West Darfur states are also reporting that they are being beaten or harassed – and in some cases killed – to prevent them from cultivating the land. Mr. Egeland, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said the number of attacks against humanitarian workers has jumped so much in recent months that many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are contemplating withdrawing their operations. This violence and insecurity have restricted the reach of UN agencies and NGOs to much of the region: Mr. Egeland said the UN currently has no access to the northern sections of West and North Darfur states, as well as large areas in the Jebel Marra area. Despite the deteriorating situation, the UN is facing a shortfall of nearly $300 million for its humanitarian operations this year in Darfur, or what Mr. Egeland described as “the final piece of this bleak scenario.” He called for urgent international action from the Council or any UN Member States with influence to the parties to the conflict, arguing “there can be no military solution in Darfur, and the Government must be convinced that its planned military campaign is a prescription for disaster.” Mr. Egeland also expressed concern about the impact of the current African Union (AU) mission in Darfur, saying some rebel groups consider the AU to be their enemy and biased in favour of the Government and its associated supporters. Council members agreed on Thursday to proceed with today’s meeting, despite a request from the Sudanese Government for a postponement “to enable better preparations.” Council members have before them a draft resolution circulated by the United Kingdom that outlines the size and scope of a possible UN peacekeeping operation. But Khartoum has said on several occasions that it is opposed to the UN replacing the AU in Darfur. Scores of thousands of people have been killed in the past three years and 2 million others have been forced to flee their homes amid fighting between the Sudanese armed forces, allied militias and rebel groups. read more

Here are the stages of getting up on Christmas morning

first_img7.00am: Carnage Source: pennuja7.20am: THE DEN IS ON!Is there anything better than Christmas morning Den? (Even if Ian, Ray, Zig and Zag aren’t with us anymore) DON’T WORRY, YOU’RE not the only one awake and reading this.All across the land kids and adults alike have been up with the birds, excited about the day ahead.Here are the 14 stages of getting up on Christmas morning…3.47am: Wake with a startIs it too early to get up? Has he been yet? It is really Christmas, or did I just dream it was Christmas? Source: Thejournal3.51am: Back to sleepIt’s not too early to get up, I’m getting u…ZZZZZZZZZzzzzz Source: Imgur6.35am: IT’S CHRISTMAS!It’s definitely okay to get up now. It definitely is. Source: Thejournal 6.36am: Aaaand I’m upOut of the bed…. Source: Imgur6.37: DidHeCome?DidHeCome?DidHeCome?Down the stairs…. Source: Imgur6.38am: The calm before the storm Source: www.shutterstock.com6.40am: HE CAME! HE CAME! HE CAME! 7.40am: First Curly WurlyWhat? It’s acceptable at Christmas. Source: Creased Design7.40am: First fistful of PringlesTotally logical follow up to the Curly Wurly. Source: Javier Aroche8.00am: The Snowman is on!Oof. RIGHT in the Christmas. Source: Tumblr8.34: Second Curly Wurly of the morning, and a few RosesPurples ones first, of course. Source: loopingstar9.00: First mention of mass Source: Shutterstock.comAnd so Christmas morning ends, and Christmas Day begins.Happy Christmas everyone, from all at! Source: UproxxRead: The 10 stages of Christmas Eve you went through as a child>last_img read more

Athens airport strike could cause delays to travelers

first_imgThe union representing staff at the Civil Aviation Authority announced a “warning” strike for Monday 30 June and Tuesday 1 July, to press their demand for more state funding.The 48-hour stoppage will not be joined by air-traffic controllers, which means that major flight disruptions are not expected as the tourism season enters its busy period.Authorities, however, did say that travellers should brace themselves for some delays.Source: Kathimerini. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Intempéries elles menaçent Haïti de graves inondations

first_imgIntempéries : elles menaçent Haïti de graves inondationsHaïti – Dimanche soir, la Protection civile haïtienne a placé le pays en alerte orange, craignant sur plusieurs régions de fortes averses qui pourraient engendrer d’importantes inondations.Des milliers de personnes vivant dans des camps de réfugiés depuis le séisme qui a ravagé le pays en janvier dernier se préparaient dimanche soir à évacuer la région de Port-au-Prince. Des pluies torrentielles sont attendues au cours des 48 prochaines heures, menaçant d’entraîner des inondations et des éboulements dans de nombreuses régions.Les spécialistes du Centre national de météorologie d’Haïti redoutaient par ailleurs le passage du cyclone Igor sur l’île, dévastée le 12 janvier par un tremblement de terre qui avait fait près de 250.000 morts et 1,3 million de sans-abri. Classé en catégorie 4 sur une échelle qui en compte 5, l’ouragan se situait à environ 1.800 kilomètres à l’est des petites Antilles dimanche soir. Il ne menaçait alors pas les terres dans l’immédiat, mais il devrait encore se renforcer au cours des jours à venir.Le 13 septembre 2010 à 15:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Requins danciennes victimes dattaques plaident leur cause à New York

first_imgRequins : d’anciennes victimes d’attaques plaident leur cause à New YorkNew York, États-Unis – Lundi 13 septembre s’est tenue à l’ONU une conférence intitulée “Des survivants d’attaques de requins prennent leur défense”. Neuf victimes de squales, dont deux Français, ont parlé de la nécessité d’une protection efficace de ces prédateurs victimes de la surpêche.Sollicités par le Pew Environment Group, une fondation américaine pour la protection des océans, neuf rescapés d’attaques de requins ont accepté de plaider la cause de ces animaux devant l’ONU. Ils sont intervenus lors d’une conférence organisée lundi dernier dans le cadre d’une consultation sur “une pêche durable”. À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)Une façon astucieuse de changer l’image de prédateurs sanguinaires dont pâtissent souvent les squales, qui sont avant tout des animaux essentiels aux écosystèmes marins. 30% des espèces de requins –il en existe près de 500- sont pourtant menacées. 73 millions de requins sont tués chaque année, victimes notamment du finning (remise à l’eau du poisson après lui avoir tranché les ailerons).Une lucidité, une sagesse et une absence de rancune louables, pour ces participants qui ont pourtant connu l’enfer. Vice-champion de France de bodyboard, Vincent Motais a eu la jambe arrachée par un requin bouledogue à l’âge de 15 ans en 2004, sur la plage de Saint-Pierre (La Réunion). Yann Perras, originaire lui de la Sarthe, a été attaqué en pratiquant la planche à voile au Venezuela en 2003. Il porte aujourd’hui une prothèse pour remplacer son pied, emporté par l’animal. Sept autres survivants, Américains, Sud-Africains, Britanniques ou Australiens, ont également participé au débat. Le 16 septembre 2010 à 12:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Miralem Pjanic determined to fight for Juventus future

first_imgMiralem Pjanic has come to the decision that he will remain at Juventus for the upcoming season in order to prove himself alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonardo BonucciThe Bosnia and Herzegovina international had been expected to leave Turin this summer for a fee in the region of €100m in order for Juventus to recoup the staggering €112m they had spent in signing Ronaldo from Real Madrid last month.And Pjanic was not short of admirers either with clubs from both the Premier League and La Liga having been interested in him.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But Calcio Mercato have reported that no team is willing to match Juventus’ asking price and Pjanic has opted to remain to fight for his place at the Serie A champions.The 28-year-old hopes that further down the line he will also be able to earn a new contract at Juventus that will see him improve his annual salary from €4m to €6m.Pjanic scored five goals and made eight assists in 31 Serie A appearances last season.last_img read more

Agency pushes wood stove upgrades

first_imgMore information about the Southwest Clean Air Agency’s wood stove replacement program is available at 360-574-3058.Most Vancouver residents aren’t thinking about their heating systems yet, much less replacing them for the sake of air quality or efficiency.Paul Mairose expects that to change soon.“It still is a little bit slow,” said Mairose, chief engineer at the Southwest Clean Air Agency. “The activity will pick up when we get a good cold snap.”The agency is one of several in Washington that offer financial assistance to residents replacing old, uncertified wood stoves. But locally, demand has been slow since the latest iteration of the program received state funding last year, Mairose said.Southwest Clean Air’s program is available to anyone living inside the Vancouver urban growth boundary, which includes most of the metro area. A state Department of Ecology grant in 2011 gave the Vancouver-based agency just over $200,000 for its wood stove replacement program. That two-year allocation is now in its second year, Mairose said, and a large portion of that funding is still available.“We have the money. It’s there,” he said. “It’s just a matter of getting the word out.”Southwest Clean Air recently used advertising to create a slight bump in demand, according to Mairose. The arrival of more fall-like weather will likely do the same. The program has existed locally for about a decade, but has seen fluctuating interest partially due to inconsistent funding and availability over the years, Mairose said.last_img read more

If you cant buy the Huawei P30 Pro get these phones instead

first_img Mentioned Above Huawei P30 Pro (256GB, black) 8:28 One iPhone XS Max Huawei P30 Pro camera specs vs. Oppo Reno, Pixel 3XL, iPhone XS Max, Galaxy S10 Plus Yes, except ultra-wide reading • If you can’t buy the Huawei P30 Pro, get these phones instead f/3 13 megapixels periscope Ultra-wide angle lens Telephoto lens Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Yes iPhone XS Max vs. Huawei P30 Pro sample photos Yes Three Huawei P30 Pro 4K video frame rate f/1.7 48 megapixels N/A Four Two Wide-angle lens 24fps, 30fps, 60fps Apple N/A See All Comments Number of rear cameras f/3.4 8 megapixels periscope N/A Three f/2.4 12 megapixels $765 Time of flight camera News • Huawei P30 Pro in a gorgeous orange finish leaks 30fps, 60fps N/A 30fps Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier f/2.2 16 megapixels f/1.5-2.4 12 megapixelscenter_img N/A N/A The Huawei P30 Pro’s amazing Leica quad-camera system makes it one of the best and most unique phones released this year. If you pride yourself as a phone camera enthusiast the P30 Pro is worth your consideration. But with the recent news that the White House banned US companies from doing business with Huawei, you might feel a little nervous dropping $900 on a phone even with Google promising to support Google Play and security updates. I know I would. Tags Yes, except ultra-wide Share your voice Review • P30 Pro review: Huawei’s astounding camera shoots past the Galaxy S10 Plus Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Yes, except ultra-wide f/1.8 12 megapixels Optical image stabilization N/A Yes both rear cameras 24fps, 30fps, 60fps For Huawei users’ questions regarding our steps to comply w/ the recent US government actions: We assure you while we are complying with all US gov’t requirements, services like Google Play & security from Google Play Protect will keep functioning on your existing Huawei device.— Android (@Android) May 20, 2019 • Now playing: Watch this: Correction, June 11 at 6:10 p.m.: The US never banned any Huawei phones. Google Pixel 3 XL for photos and low-lightIn terms of taking photos, the best alternative to the Huawei P30 Pro is the Pixel 3 XL. Image quality from both is the absolute best you can currently get in a phone.It doesn’t have a zoom, but the Pixel 3 XL takes some of the best photos on any phone today. Angela Lang/CNET Each phone has a dedicated low-light mode: Night mode on the P30 Pro and Night Sight on the Pixel. Both yield jaw-dropping nighttime photos better than any phone you can buy today.However, the place where the P30 Pro absolutely destroys the Pixel 3 XL, and pretty much any other phone, is its 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom.The Pixel is normally $899 but can be found heavily discounted from time to time.iPhone XS Max shoots the best videoThe iPhone has always been ahead of every other phone when it comes to video. The P30 Pro excels in photos, but video looks less impressive. The video image quality on the P30 Pro appears oversaturated. The iPhone XS Max has a wider dynamic range and is capable of capturing greater detail.huawei-p30-pro-iphone-xs-max-comparison-1The iPhone XS Max shoots the best video on any phone. Angela Lang/CNET The P30 Pro has a Night mode for photos which the iPhone lacks. But the iPhone has a low-light recording setting that automatically reduces the frame rate in darker conditions to gather more light. The results are phenomenal.Read this camera comparison of the iPhone XS Max and Huawei P30 Pro for a deep dive into the photo and video capabilities of each. Oppo Reno has an insane 60x zoomCurrently, the only phone that can compete with the P30 Pro’s 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom is the brand new Oppo Reno, which has a 10x hybrid zoom and a 60x digital zoom. Like the P30 Pro, it’s not sold in the US, but you can find an international version for sale through a third-party retailer on sites like Amazon for $800.oppo-renoThe Oppo Reno has an even more monster zoom than the Huawei P30 Pro and it has this crazy shark fin pop-up selfie camera. Oppo I haven’t had a chance to try the Oppo Reno out, but with 48 megapixels (the P30 Pro has 40 megapixels) the camera specs are impressive.Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for ultra-wide angle delightLike the P30 Pro, the new Galaxy S10 Plus has an ultra-wide angle camera on it. What wows me about it on the Galaxy S10 Plus is how well Samsung matched the main and ultra-wide cameras.huawei-p30-pro-galaxy-s10-plusThe Galaxy S10 Plus makes the perfect ultra-wide angle phone camera replacement. Juan Garzon / CNET In his in-depth camera comparison between the Huawei P30 Pro and Galaxy S10 my colleague Andy Hoyle was impressed with the ultra-wide angle camera on both phones but gave the edge to the Samsung phone.The Galaxy S10 Plus costs $999 but is currently discounted to $899 at T-Mobile.Sony RX100 for better photos, video and zoomOK, so I said four phones, but I had to add this in because it’s better at photos and videos than the P30 Pro in every way. If you are looking for a powerful zoom in a tiny package, it’s worth taking a look at the Sony RX100 series. It’s not a phone, it’s a compact camera that can fit in your jeans Sony RX100 iV has an electronic viewfinder that can retract so the camera can fit in your pocket. Sarah Tew / CNET What makes it shine is a 1-inch sensor and built-in zoom lens. The RX100 series is capable of fantastic-looking video and stunning photos that are leaps and bounds beyond what you can get on any phone. The downside: It doesn’t make calls.The RX100 series has been around since 2012. The newest model is the RX100 VI, which starts at $1,200. Luckily Sony still sells older models for as low as $449 new.  CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 23 Photos Huawei P30 Pro f/2.4 12 megapixels 30fps Oppo Reno AT&T Google Huawei Leica Samsung Sony T-Mobile Apple Donald Trump Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Even before the ban, buying a P30 Pro in the US was a challenge because it’s officially not sold here. You had to get an international GSM version that lacked a US warranty and would only work with some GSM carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T. Currently the price on an international P30 Pro is on the rise. At the time this story published, a 256GB Huawei P30 Pro costs $969 on Amazon.To quell your P30 Pro doubts, I gathered some photographic alternatives for your consideration. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Google Pixel 3 XL Huawei P30 Pro vs. iPhone XS Max camera comparison See it f/2.2 16 megapixels 7 f/1.6 40 megapixels f/1.8 12 megapixels Phones f/2.2 20 megapixelslast_img read more

Joint Collector reviews land acquisition process

first_imgVijayawada: Krishna District Joint Collector Dr Madhavi Latha ordered the concerned officials to complete the process of land acquisition in a swift manner. She held a review meeting with the concerned officials on Tuesday at her camp office. Speaking on this occasion, the Joint Collector said that all the municipalities, zones and villages including Vijayawada Corporation should complete the land acquisition before Ugadi festival. Government land and survey numbers should be prepared, she stated and directed the officials to prepare a detailed list of beneficiaries, land required for housing, etc. She also instructed them to buy the private land according to government regulations and guidelines, when public land is unavailable.last_img read more

Death threats keep Swapon away from constituency

first_imgZahir Uddin SwaponBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) aspirant Zahir Uddin Swapon in Barisal-1 (Gournadi-Agailjhara) constituency is restrained from going to the polling area for electioneering in fear of death threats by a local Awami League leader alleged the BNP leader who also was former MP of the constituency.Zahir Uddin alleged that the secretary general of Gournadi upazila AL, also the municipality mayor , Md Harisur Rahman publicly threatens the to kill him.Concerned about his safety, the BNP leader urged the election commission to take initiatives to stop this terrorising by of Harisur and his gang.“Harisur is issuing death threats in the open. Haris is provoking his party leaders and activists to kill me and my party workers if we try to enter the constituency to campaign,” Zahir Uddin Swapon told Prothom Alo on Thursday.Denying the allegations, Harisur said Swapon received death threats from the opposite faction of BNP due to the party’s internal conflict. However, a video recording of a rally shows Haris saying during a speech, “If Swapon tries to come to the area, our leaders and workers must forcibly chase him away.”Asked about it, municipality mayor Harisur told Prothom Alo, “AL has only one contestant in the constituency. He is Abul Hasnat Abdullah. BNP has several aspirants. Swapon using my name to come to the limelight.”Similar complaints by othersAt the very least 10 local BNP leaders have complained that more than hundred BNP leaders and activists have been injured since the announcement of the election schedule.Five AL leaders in Gournadi upazila filed cases against 406 BNP leaders and activists while another two AL leaders in Agailjhara have filed cases against 87 BNP workers, according to Gournadi and Agailjhara police station. BNP’s central executive committee member Abdus Sobhan complained that AL leaders and activists have been holding processions and rallies and attacking the opposition workers by violating the electoral code of conduct after the announcement of the schedule.“ Nobody can stay in the area. I am receiving constant threats to keep me away from electioneering,” Sobhan added.With similar complaints, BNP’s central committee assistant organising secretary Akon Kuddusur Rahman, said the election commission is playing a mysterious role in this matter.However, Gournadi upazila Chhatra League president Jobayerul Islam denied allegations of attacking BNP leaders and workers. He said, BNP and their alliances carry out violence and anarchy. “They were expelled from the area because of their activities and now they are blaming us,” he added.last_img read more

Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyis home Myanmar govt

first_imgMyanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to deliver a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Reuters file photoA petrol bomb was thrown at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday while she was away from her home, a government spokesman said.“It was a petrol bomb,” spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed to AFP, without giving further details on a possible motive for a small but rare attack targeting the Myanmar democracy heroine.last_img read more

Ouya will have Final Fantasy III as a launch title

first_imgIt doesn’t matter what name is on a new console, if it doesn’t have a good line up of launch games then there’s little reason for gamers to invest. That’s true of Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft hardware, so it’s also true of Ouya.Slated for a launch in March next year, Ouya already has a desirable price point, and it is looking more likely the line-up of launch games will be compelling too. That’s because Square Enix has confirmed Final Fantasy III will be a launch title for the system.Better still, Square Enix is considering other titles for the console, seeing it as an opportunity to port several of its franchises to a machine that already has millions invested in it by gamers eager to pick up the system.From a business perspective it makes sense to cash in on the popularity of the hardware with a well-known gaming series. The fact Square Enix has already committed to supporting the platform means it’s likely other publishers will follow them and port their popular games.Originally released in 1990, Final Fantasy III has since been updated and released on the Nintendo DS, iOS, Android, and later this year PSP. With an Android port already available, there won’t be much work required to get it ready for Ouya. What will be interesting to see though, is if Square Enix makes this an Ouya-specific release and adds something new to the game.The Ouya Kickstarter still has 8 days left to go, but has already received pledges of over $5.8 million. With the original goal being just $950,000, there’s no excuses for the console not to hit its release date and start vying for gamers attention alongside the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii/Wii U under our TVs.via Siliconeralast_img read more

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is Now Backward Compatible on Xbox

first_img ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Trailer Steps Out of the ShadowsNext ‘Call of Duty’ Is Probably ‘Modern Warfare’ The day many Xbox fans asked for has finally arrived. Microsoft announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is now available on the Xbox One via backward compatibility.Being that it is a backward compatible title, anyone who owns a copy of Black Ops 2 for the Xbox 360 can play it for free. These folks can simply insert the disk into the Xbox One and then let the console download and install the game. Those who do not own Black Ops 2 can buy it for 50% off during the Xbox Spring Sale. Xbox Live Gold Members can buy the game for 60% off through April 17. Black Ops 2 is $24.99 standard, so those discounts will definitely save users some money.Your tweets have been answered.@CallofDuty: #BlackOps2 [M] is now on #XboxOne via #BackwardCompatibility.— Xbox (@Xbox) April 11, 2017 For those who may not know, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was one of the biggest entries in the franchise. It arguably distils everything audiences love about the post-Modern Warfare Call of Duty into one perfect package. The series took somewhat of a downturn after Black Ops 2 for many long-time Call of Duty fans. It can be argued this was the last “great” Call of Duty game. It is because of this reason that so many fans have asked for it to be included in a backward compatible title.One interesting thing to note about this announcement is that Black Ops 2 will be playable on Project Scorpio. It is unclear how it (or any other backward compatible title) will benefit from the added horsepower of the Scorpio at this time. However, it is good to know that if you plunk down money for Microsoft’s upcoming mid-gen upgraded console that you’ll be able to play Black Ops 2 and any other backward compatible Xbox 360 games on it. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Hunt on for meat racket kingpin cops raid house of Kaushars inlaws

first_imgKolkata: In a desperate bid to arrest the kingpin of the racket that used to sell dead chicken, police conducted a raid in the house of Kaushar Dhali’s in-laws at Basirhat in North 24-Parganas on Sunday morning.Though the police didn’t find Kaushar there, the investigating officers have intensified the vigil to get hold of him as early as possible.A police officer said that Kaushar has fled along with all members of his family. The house was found locked and it is suspected that he has taken shelter in the house of one of his friends or relatives. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSources said that the police conducted raid in the house of Kaushar’s in-laws as he had been hiding there for the past one or two days. However, he had somehow managed to flee from the house before police raided the place.Police came to know that Kaushar had gone to Basirhat to stay for a few days and he had made the plan to flee, realising that the police would conduct raid there. The police have also found his house at Lake Town locked from the outside. They have intensified vigil in and around Rajarhat and New Town area, so that he cannot flee from the place without getting arrested. Kaushar is originally a resident of Basirhat. He owned a chicken farm at New Town, where the police had raided and found two freezers packed with carcass meat. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe police had come to know about the chicken farm when it raided a restaurant near the airport. They found frozen meat in the restaurant and enquired from whom they used to procure the same. Subsequently, the authorities of the restaurant took the police to the chicken farm.Police had found several dead chickens in the farm. The farm was sealed and some were also arrested in this connection. Kaushar had, however, managed to flee from the place. The police had then initiated a search for Kaushar. Investigating officers are not ruling out the possibility of Kaushar fleeing to some other state. They have questioned some of the people who were known to him, to ascertain the location where Kaushar is hiding. Meanwhile, the administration is taking steps to install CCTV cameras for surveillance in dumping grounds. Already, Rajpur-Sonarpur Municipality authorities have installed two CCTV cameras in a dumping ground. One more CCTV camera will be installed soon. The footages of the cameras will be monitored from the office of the municipality.last_img read more

7 truths to know for tonights Costa Rica – Jamaica qualifying match

first_imgNo related posts. Want to root for Costa Rica’s national team during its march to Brazil? Read this handy guide to learn what you need to know about tonight’s match against Jamaica (or just skip to number 6 for a funny video). The game starts at 6 p.m. local time.1. Costa Rican can qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday nightDespite leading the region, the Ticos need some help tonight if they’re going to clinch their first World Cup berth since 2006. In fact, La Sele’s best hope rides on the squad it just vanquished: the United States.Here are the scenarios:-If Costa Rica wins in Kingston, and the United States ties or defeats Mexico then the Ticos are going to Brazil.-If Costa Rica ties Jamaica, and the United States defeats Mexico and Honduras ties or defeats Panama then the Ticos are going to Brazil.-The Costa Rican squad also can book its ticket to Brazil if La Sele wins in Jamaica and Panama triumphs in Honduras.The United States plays reeling Mexico in Columbus, Ohio at the same time as the Costa Rican match. Panama takes on Honduras in Tegucigalpa an hour later. If Costa Rica fails to qualify today, the Ticos almost definitely will seize a World Cup berth during one of its final two qualifiers in October.2. Costa Rica has never qualified for the World Cup with a victory on the roadThe rule of thumb in Concacaf qualifying is that if win your home games and tie on the road, then you’ll make the World Cup. Not surprisingly, the three times Costa Rica has reached the World Cup (1990, 2002, 2006), the national team sealed up its spot in the tournament while playing in San José.It’s not easy to clinch a World Cup bid away from home, but La Sele certainly has a good shot to do so in Kingston.3. Costa Rica dominates teams from the CaribbeanOne reason Costa Rica crushes teams from the Caribbean is because Caribbean nations are not very good at soccer. Jamaica, being a Caribbean nation, has a history of playing soccer poorly.La Sele actually hasn’t lost to a Caribbean team in a World Cup Qualifying match since 2000, when Costa Rica endured 2-1 loss to Barbados. The team’s only defeat to the Reggae Boyz occurred in 1997. Jamaica qualified that year for the 1998 World Cup, its only appearance in the international tournament.Overall, the Ticos are 7-1-1 all-time against Jamaica in qualifiers. Costa Rica already shut out the Reggae Boyz, 2-0, in the Estadio Nacional last March. A upset at the hands of Jamaica — currently last in the Concacaf region — would be a huge disappointment.4. Jamaicans don’t really care about the World CupThe former British colony prefers more cultivated sports like cricket. Ho-hum. Or Jamaicans would rather watch the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt shoot by his competition. But soccer? Well, it’s hard to get Jamaicans excited about the Reggae Boyz.So far Jamaica has failed to sell out Tuesday’s match, even with tickets going as cheap as $15. Meanwhile Costa Rica will have a substantial presence at Kingston’s Estadio Nacional. Apparently, 1,500 Ticos are flying in to watch the match.5. Costa Rica will be without two of its biggest stars in KingstonDespite the apathy in Jamaica, the Reggae Boyz have talented squad and La Sele will be dealing with some problems of its own. Goalie Keylor Navas made some spectacular saves against the U.S. to help his team pull out the win. But he picked up his second yellow card of the qualifying round during a take down of U.S. player Fabian Johnson. That means Navas earned a one-match suspension. Patrick Pemberton will start in goal for La Sele.Forward Alvaro Saborío did not travel with the team to Jamaica, after he suffered an injury to his right left. The Real Salt Lake pro is one of the top scorers in Major League Soccer, but a torn calf muscle will keep him off the pitch for a couple weeks.Midfielder Christian Bolaños also will miss the match due to yellow card accumulation.6. Costa Rica’s best actor (and maybe best player) will be on the fieldRising star Joel Campbell earned some notoriety this weekend after the US national team highlighted a ludicrous flop. The winger leisurely strolled behind U.S. defender Matt Besler before suddenly falling to the ground and writhing in pain. Besler, who never touched Campbell, received a yellow card and will miss the Mexico match (ironically it’s a game that Costa Rica prefers the United States would win; see #2). See the Oscar-worthy flop here:The speedster showed that his skills extend beyond dramaturgy when he outraced two U.S. players to score the final goal in Friday’s match. Campbell perhaps has the most potential of any player on the Costa Rican squad.For what it’s worth, Costa Rica’s biggest star Bryan Ruiz soon will receive his own lessons in award-winning acting. At the recommendation of teammate Celso Borges, Ruiz has started watching the hit TV show Breaking Bad. Yes, he’s just beginning now. Please no spoilers.7. After missing out twice before, Costa Rica’s coach finally thinks he’s going to the World Cup“This time I will go,” announced coach Jorge Luis Pinto on Monday.  It would take a massive collapse for Costa Rica to not qualify for the World Cup in one of its three remaining games. And you have to feel good for Pinto, who on two occasions has come oh-so-close to coaching a World Cup squad.In 2005, the Colombian was sacked in favor of Alexandre Guimarães (father of Celso Borges) before the 2006 tournament in Germany. In 2007, while coaching the Colombian squad, his team did suffer a massive collapse and missed out on the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Pinto isn’t partying just yet. But by 8 p.m. it might be time to break out the bubbly as Costa Rica celebrates its return to the World Cup.Tuesday’s Fixtures:At KingstonJamaica v Costa Rica 8 p.m.At Columbus, OhioUnited States v Mexico 8 p.m.At TegucigalpaHonduras v Panama 9 p.m.Concacaf Standings (W-L-D; 3 matches remain)Costa Rica 4-1-2 14 pointsUnited States 4-2-1 13 pointsHonduras 3-3-1 10 pointsMexico 1-1-5 8 pointsPanama 1-2-4 7 pointsJamaica 0-4-3 3 points(Top 3 teams advance to World Cup; 4th team plays New Zealand for berth) Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img by Amy Forliti, The Associated Press Posted Jun 9, 2018 2:16 pm PDT Last Updated Jun 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Writer of viral Olive Garden review grateful for Bourdain MINNEAPOLIS – A North Dakota newspaper columnist who received online vitriol in 2012 for her glowing review of an Olive Garden in Grand Forks said Saturday she was grateful that Anthony Bourdain came to her defence as others ridiculed her prose about the town’s hottest new Italian restaurant.Marilyn Hagerty catapulted to internet fame after her Olive Garden review, in which she marveled about the chain restaurant’s chicken Alfredo, crisp greens and “two long, warm breadsticks.” Then, she learned what it’s like to go viral.Bourdain, who died Friday in France in an apparent suicide at age 61, was among those who stood up for her on Twitter. The celebrity chef and TV host asked to meet her for coffee while she was on a media tour in New York, and he ended up publishing a book of her columns, “Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews.”In the foreword, Bourdain wrote: “Anyone who comes away from this work anything less than charmed by Ms. Hagerty — and the places and characters she describes — has a heart of stone. This book kills snark dead.”Hagerty, who’s 92, said she enjoyed meeting Bourdain, whom she described as “handsome.” She said they talked for a couple of hours about her life, North Dakota and a birthday party he held for his daughter, who was 5 at the time.“You just would like to sit and have coffee with him, or booze, or whatever he’s having,” she said. “To me, he was a warm person, and you liked to spend time with him because he was interested. He wanted to talk about me and my home … he just didn’t talk about himself and his interest in food.”She went on to say: “It was just like talking to a friend.”Hagerty said she knew Bourdain’s work was popular but admitted she wasn’t a huge fan.“I never really could understand a lot of the things he did, why he’d want to do them,” she said. “But he wasn’t weird or kooky or anything. He was just a really pleasant person.”Hagerty said she thought Bourdain, who wrote the bestselling book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” and hosted TV shows including “A Cook’s Tour” and “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” wanted to meet with her so he could make sure she wasn’t “some kind of a kook” before he decided to work on her book.“I am sorry that Anthony Bourdain died. I’m especially sorry about the way he died,” Hagerty said. “And, of course, I’m forever grateful for the fact that he chose to enter in and take up my side in the dispute that I had nothing to do with.”___Follow Amy Forliti on Twitter: More of her work at: read more

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first_imgDuring the past week the police came under a barrage of daily criticism from journalists, media pundits and a host of Facebook experts for the way they were conducting the investigation into the double murder in Strovolos. Everyone acquired expertise in murder investigations and lambasted the police for performing their duties inadequately.The real gripe, however, was that the police were not leaking any information to the media about the investigation and gave nothing away about leads or suspects. This heinous crime has been the biggest news story for years, the only thing people have been talking about, but the news media had no information to give the public because the police did not want to jeopardise the investigation. The police spokesman made a bland statement about the ongoing investigations every day, urging the media to respect procedure, and that was it.Starved of information, newspapers, websites and Facebook pundits invented stories about the case, which had no truth in them whatsoever. The things they came up with were shockingly irresponsible, many going as far as suggesting the teenage, adopted son of the unfortunate couple was involved and that the police were wrong to protect the rights of a minor in a case of murder. They even attacked the commissioner for the protection of the rights of the child for supposedly blocking the investigation by insisting the law on minors was respected.The police, to their credit, kept calling for restraint and urging the media to allow the investigation to be completed. This led to media attacks claiming the police had messed up the investigation, having allegedly failed to take statements from the right people. One newspaper accused the officers of focusing the probe on the scene of the crime and the autopsies of the victims instead of taking statements; officers had not visited the school at which the male victim was working, the paper complained, as if it knew more about the case than the investigators.On Thursday the police requested a remand order from Nicosia district court for a suspect arrested on Wednesday evening in Ayia Napa in connection with the case. The man, supposedly, has told police he knows who was involved in the murder and the motives. We will soon know whether the police have cracked the case. What we can safely say is that the police showed impressive professionalism in the handling of the case, in stark contrast with most news media.You May LikeDogsome31 Dogs That Can Fit In The Palm Of Your HandDogsomePics29 Older Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HousePicsMoney News TipsNew WiFi Booster Takes California By StormMoney News Tips Fresh case of Blue Nile virus in northBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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