Calgary quadruple homicide Owner of burnedout car believed to be main target

first_imgCALGARY – A man and two sisters found dead in a burned-out car may not have been the intended targets in what Calgary police are describing as a brutal and ruthless quadruple homicide.Investigators are exploring the possibility that Cody Pfeiffer, 25, Glynnis Fox, 36, and Tiffany Ear, 39, were “simply at the wrong place and at the wrong time with the wrong people,” acting Insp. Paul Wozney said Thursday.Lorenzo Ear, the younger brother of the two women, said his sisters leave behind 16 children between them.“The younger ones, they don’t know yet,” he said. “That’s going to be something that we as family are going to have to find out how to explain to them, that their mothers are no longer around.”The bodies of Pfeiffer, Fox and Ear were found Monday after firefighters extinguished a burning 2011 Chevrolet Cruze at a construction site in a new subdivision on Calgary’s northwestern edge.Wozney, with the major crimes unit, said it’s believed the Cruze’s owner, Hanock Afowerk, 26, was the target.Police confirmed that Afowerk was found dead in a rural area west of Calgary on Wednesday and that it was a homicide. They had earlier appealed to the public for help finding him and expressed concern for his safety.It’s possible Fox and Ear — from the Stoney Nakoda Nation west of Calgary — were caught up in a targeted attack against Afowerk, police said.All four victims suffered significant traumatic injuries, but Wozney declined to elaborate.“I will say that it … certainly has been surprising to some very seasoned investigators.”Police believe multiple people may have been involved and that it’s possible there are several different crime scenes.“We know that there’s people in the community that have information regarding this event. We know that people know what happened. If they’re scared, if they are in any way hesitant to contact us, they can do so anonymously through Crime Stoppers or through our tip line,” said Wozney.It appears the sisters got to know Pfeiffer and Afowerk recently, he added.Lorenzo Ear said his sisters were generous, caring and kind mothers who loved their children. Tiffany had nine, and had recently become a grandmother.“I believe she really enjoyed that role. Even though it made her seem a little bit older, she was still happy.”Glynnis had seven children and was about to become a grandmother when she died.Both women were working on upgrading their education, their brother said, adding Tiffany loved books and Glynnis had a passion for learning about First Nations culture.They wanted to one day find jobs as teachers or in other professions that would allow them to help people, he said.An aunt who did not want her name published said in an email that Tiffany had been through a lot and struggled to make ends meet at times.“She kept her head up, always positive and recently completed a treatment program in December of 2016 and changed her life around,” said the aunt.The sisters were among 11 siblings, Lorenzo said, adding he wants to speak out about them to help the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.The family has been gathering at Tiffany’s home to get it ready for the wake, finding comfort in sprucing up the lawn and putting a fresh coat of paint on the inside.“What we’re doing is being a family unit, being together, being closer, laughing with each other, helping each other.”last_img read more

Labrador hunger strikers take fight to Ottawa

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThree hunger strikers fighting to protect their water travelled from Labrador to Ottawa over the weekend.They want to force the provincial Crown corporation behind the massive Muskrat Falls hydro project to clear top soil and vegetation from the flood zone.A study shows the remaining vegetation will create methylmercury and poison the fish and land their people need to live.last_img

Nepal UN rights office deplores appointment of man suspected of serious crime

5 May 2011The United Nations human rights office in Nepal today voiced concern over the appointment to the Cabinet in the South Asian country of an individual alleged to be a suspect in a case of kidnapping and murder. Agni Sapkota, the new Minister of Information and Communications, was named as a suspect in a police report in 2008 in connection with the alleged abduction and killing of Arjun Lama in 2005, according to a statement issued by the UN Human Rights Office in Nepal.The police report followed an order from the Supreme Court demanding that a full investigation be carried out in accordance with Nepalese law. The court’s order is yet to be carried out three years since it was issued, according to the Office.Furthermore, no action has been taken on a recommendation by the National Human Rights Commission issued to the Government in June 2008 requesting that the case be investigated and the alleged perpetrators prosecuted.The UN Human Rights Office reiterated that the State has the responsibility to ensure that the name of a person is fully cleared in a thorough probe before any appointment to a high public office.It said the decision to appoint Mr. Sapkota as a Cabinet minister contradicted Nepal’s commitments, as expressed during the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council, towards accountability for serious human rights violations and abuses committed during the Nepalese conflict, and reinforced the culture of impunity.“My Office has consistently maintained that all allegations of human rights and humanitarian law violations by all parties are promptly and thoroughly investigated,” said Jyoti Sanghera, the head of the UN Human Rights Office in Nepal.“Lack of accountability in cases of alleged human rights violations not only sends a message that there are no consequences for the perpetrators of such violations, but further adds to the suffering of the victims and their families who have been awaiting justice for many years.” read more

Library hires copyright coordinator and legal advisor

Chabriol ColebatchChabriol Colebatch has been appointed to the position of copyright co-ordinator/legal advisor for a one-year period, effective Jan. 23, 2012.Colebatch originally practiced law in Australia, specializing in copyright, trade-mark and privacy law. She has worked as the copyright officer for the C4, a consortium of six Ontario university technology transfer offices. She also served as McMaster University’s lead contact for Access Copyright.She was recently called to the Ontario Bar and worked as in-house legal counsel at Toronto Community Housing Corporation.Colebatch will be based in the Library, and will report jointly to the director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Educational Technologies and the University Librarian. She will play a leadership role in copyright education, and will provide the University with legal advice on matters related to copyright. read more

Iraq Annan welcomes establishment of team to examine election complaints

The team, which will include two representatives from the League of Arab States, is set to assess developments since 15 December, when parliamentary elections were held and its interim report was issued. In welcoming the IMIE move, the Secretary-General also voiced strong support for ongoing efforts by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) to investigate and audit all complaints received before certifying the results of those elections. In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan said the UN has encouraged the IECI to invite additional international observers to support this process. “It is critical that those Iraqi groups who have complained about the conduct of the election are given a hearing,” he said. “This team of assessors, which was not involved in the conduct of the elections, offers an independent evaluation of these complaints.” Noting that the IECI has welcomed the IMIE’s decision, the Secretary-General voiced hope that these efforts will foster a successful completion to the certification process. Meanwhile in Baghdad, Mr. Annan’s envoy Ashraf Jehangir Qazi welcomed IECI’s invitation for additional international observers to assess the recent elections. In statement released by his office today, Mr. Qazi expressed the hope that all political parties would accept the final certified results and work together towards building a prosperous and united Iraq. Final results will be announced after all the serious complaints have been investigated and decided upon, according to the statement. “It is important that the convening of the elected Council of Representatives is not unduly delayed and that an inclusive process of government formation to commences as soon as possible,” the statement concluded. Immediately after the elections, Mr. Qazi, Mr. Annan and the Security Council commended the Iraqi people for their active nationwide participation and congratulated the IECI for the conduct of the poll, pledging the UN’s continued support on the path to peace and democracy in the strife-torn country. read more

On visit to East Jerusalem UN officials call for respect of health

“Actions that undermine the ability of health workers to provide care to those in need are violations of international law. The conduct by the Israeli security forces during several entries into Makassed hospital this past week is unacceptable and must not be repeated,” said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper. Yesterday, Mr. Piper – who is also Deputy UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process – and senior officials from a number of UN agencies visited the hospital, which armed police forcibly entered on 27 and 28 October to reportedly obtain medical files and security camera footage relating to a child who had been treated there and is currently in Israeli custody.A news release issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) added that on 29 October, Israeli security forces fired tear gas canisters and other projectiles inside the hospital premises when medical staff were holding a peaceful protest against the recent events. The search operations disrupted health services and caused panic among patients and medical staff.In addition, medical services are being impeded by checkpoints recently established near Augusta Victoria Hospital, following the escalation in violence in East Jerusalem. “These obstacles have delayed access of patients and staff, as well as medical referrals between Augusta Victoria and Makassed hospitals,” the news release stated.“The right to health is a fundamental human right which Israel must respect and protect at all times,” stated Mr. Piper, who was accompanied by officials from OCHA, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). read more

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Bursaries mean private schools more diverse than grammars

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Private schools are under growing pressure on the country’s most prestigious private schools to step up their efforts to help less well-off pupils.Three quarters of independent schools in England are registered as charities, earning them favourable business rates and VAT exemptions on fees.To qualify as a charity they must demonstrate that they provide “public benefit” to a reasonably wide section of the public, rather than to a narrow group of wealthy individuals. Traditionally this has been done by offering bursaries and fee discounts to children from disadvantaged families. The heads were speaking at the annual Girls’ School Association conference, which represents the heads of the country’s leading independent girls’ schools. Its members include South Hampstead High School in north London, which counts the actress Helena Bonham Carter among its alumnae, and Oxford High School where the pottery tycoon Emma Bridgewater and the actress Dame Maggie Smith studied. Sue Hincks, head of the girls’ division of the £12,000-a-year Bolton School, said: “In a school like ours which offers one in five bursaries, of which the majority are going to children on free school meals, we know we have a very socially diverse population in front of us.“Those children are selected on ability, but they also come to us because we are offering them a place, including a free school meal.”She said that proportion of pupils at her school on bursaries compares “very favourably” with local grammar schools, “where many of the children are there because they are able but they are also in the catchment area”.Ms Hincks added: “And the catchment area has house prices which are such that you would have to have a relatively good income in order to be able to go to the school.” Parents do not want their children to grow up in a bubble and would rather they mix with pupils from a range of ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds because that better reflects modern British society, she said. Ms Huang, who was previously headmistress at Kent College, Pembury, added: “My previous school was in Kent. It was certainly the case at that time that one of the girls’ grammar schools you would have to buy a house within a mile of the school in order to go there and therefore the price of those houses shot up through the roof. It was for some people more affordable to pay my independent school fees than to buy a house.” Private schools are now more socially diverse than grammars, a leading headmistress has claimed.Sally-Anne Huang, head of the £18,000-a-year James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) in south London, said that pupils at fee-paying schools mix with peers from a range of backgrounds since there are so many pupils receiving bursaries.She said that 16 per cent of her girls are on bursaries, and the average bursary makes up 85 per cent of the cost of fees. But far from this putting parents off sending their daughters there, it is in fact sought after, she said. “My experience is that parents will come to JAGS – fee-paying parents who can easily afford our fees – will tell me that they’ve chosen us over other independent day schools in London because of that,” she said.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––“They think it indicates the moral compass of the school and also they prefer for their daughters to be educated in a socially diverse community.” read more

These are the 25 most common PSN trophies

first_imgRecently we went through a list of the rarest PSN trophies, and now it’s time to look at the other end of the spectrum: the most common. The folks at Giant Bomb helped us compile this one with a list of 25 accolades that lots of people get, taken from their database of users with connected PSN accounts.As before, the rarity of these trophies is relative, which means they’re based on the number of unlocks vs. the number of people playing each game.Persona 4 Arena — You know the Midnight Channel? — Tuned In — unlocks: 581Sly 1 — Sucker Punched! — Enter the world of Sly Cooper! — unlocks: 1638Shadows of the Damned — You Go To Hell — Start a new game for the first time. (any difficulty setting) — unlocks: 637Wanted — I am in control —  Complete the 1st Tutorial — unlocks: 172Rayman Origins (VITA) — Betilla’s Back! — Head Nymph Betilla is Free! — unlocks: 597Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack — Amuse Bouche — Eat the final cork in Level 1 — unlocks: 589Shadows of the Damned — You Go To Hell — Start a new game for the first time. (any difficulty setting) — unlocks: 290CATHERINE — The Nightmares Have Just Begun… — Conquer Stage 1. — unlocks: 131.detuned — Crank — Use the right stick to crank up an effect. — unlocks: 392El Shaddai ASCENSION OF THE METATRON — The Journey Begins — Finish Chapter 00. — unlocks: 354GRAVITY RUSH — Lost Kat — Awakened in Auldnoir. — unlocks: 581Shatter — Shardenfreude — Collect 95% of all fragments on any wave. — unlocks: 1735SONIC GENERATIONS — The Opening Act — Race through the first stage. — unlocks: 340TOKYO JUNGLE — Jungle Baby — Complete the tutorial. — unlocks: 1270Batman: Arkham Asylum — Freeflow Combo 5 — Complete a combo of 5 moves (any play mode) — unlocks: 3055NOBY NOBY BOY — BOY Quiz Expert — Answer all questions correctly in the BOY Quiz. — unlocks: 1991PROTOTYPE 2 — It’s an Epidemic — Complete MEET YOUR MAKER. — unlocks: 195Spec Ops: The Line — They Live — What’s lost is found. — unlocks: 195Wheelman — Jump in My Car — Perform a cinematic stunt jump — unlocks: 96Wheelman — Venga Venga! — Complete the Mission – Frantic — unlocks: 96Rayman Origins (PS3) — Betilla’s Back! — Head Nymph Betilla is Free! — unlocks: 955Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 — Nepgear: Engage! — Started up a new game in Gamindustri. — unlocks: 95Dungeon Hunter: Alliance — Executioner — Defeat a monster with a single blow. — unlocks: 93X-Men: Destiny — Splicer — Equip your first X-Gene. — unlocks: 91Hyperdimension Neptunia — Neptune: Engage! — Started your journey in Gamindustri. — unlocks: 267As you’d expect, many of the most common trophies are most simple kind — ones that unlock when a player completes a tutorial or even just starts a new game. From the developer’s perspective, these easy trophies are a good way to encourage new players. But when you see them all lined up together, you have to wonder whether they undermine the value of trophy/achievement systems.Unlike the rare trophy list, where a few titles dominated the top 25, here no game appears more than twice. That fact demonstrates that a significant number of players are trying these games long enough to earn one or two trophies, but quitting before getting any further. The games on the list are widely varied in nature; the big name, multiplatform Batman: Arkham City appears right over the wonderfully bizarre downloadable Noby Noby Boy, and the remake of the classic Sly Cooper series lands way up in the #2 spot.One achievement, Betilla’s Back from Rayman Origins, actually manages to occupy two slots — one each for it’s PS3 and VITA versions. Arkham Asylum’s Freeflow Combo 5 trophy overwhelmingly has the most unlocks with 3,055 — not surprising, since it was a popular game. Oddly, the next highest is Shardenfreude from Shatter (1,735), a downloadable brick-breaker game that’s about as far from Batman as you can get.Thanks again to Giant Bomb for their help!last_img read more

1128 WWE RAW Preview Charlotte Flair vs Sasha Banks for RAW Womens

first_img Snoop Dogg Sasha Banks November 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm WhatsApp Having them lose the titles not only would be shocking but could help Gallows and Anderson gain heat. WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Now Playing Up Next Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 November 28, 2016 at 2:37 pm Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) November 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm whats the point in keep on having the tag titles ont he line when its clear the new day are going to break the record. its boring and predictable Jamie King Videos Articles 4 COMMENTS Videos Articles New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions WWE RAW is live tonight from Charlotte, North Carolina.Scheduled for tonight is Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks for the RAW Women’s Championship and The New Day vs. The Club for the RAW Tag Team Championships.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW tonight beginning at 8PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About ConcussionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:45 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion What’s interesting is Demolition had a massive amount of heat at Wrestlemania 4 when they beat the Harts, then had a massive amount of fan support when they beat Powers of Pain and Fuji at WM 5, then evolved again with Crush at the Survivor Series 1990. They were a lot more dynamic than The New Day who do the SAME THING every week. Google+ Twitter Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Facebook Nick Noel unknown Talk about two matches we never needed to see again in any form Al79 Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury November 28, 2016 at 11:52 am Comments are closed.last_img read more

SELECTMEN RACE Fasulo Responds To LifeLong Residency Question Criticizes The Patch

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a statement from Selectman candidate Rob Fasulo in response to a recent Wilmington Patch’s article questioning Fasulo’s “life-long residency” status. The Patch reported that Fasulo and his wife purchased a home in Tewksbury in February 2005 and bought their current Wilmington home in December 2012.Rob Fasulo’s StatementIt’s really unfortunate that I have to respond to an allegation from Dave Copeland of Wilmington Patch regarding his article on Thursday.I realize Patch is not a real news organization per se as they would have contacted me for comment before writing the article, not wait for a rebuttal after. Patch has not reached out for comment as they reported.Mr. Copeland, the definition of “resident” is “somebody that dwells permanently or a considerable amount of time somewhere”The facts of the time period are that I did own property in Tewksbury, however, it was never intentional that I would make it a permanent place of residence. Not that it’s anybody’s business, but after my wedding my wife and I had to live in separate houses because we could not find a home in Wilmington. During the time that my wife and I owned the property in Tewksbury, I maintained my legal residency in Wilmington as I continued to pay excise tax on my vehicle here, as well as received my mail here, paid my bills from here, and had my driver’s license and professional certifications maintained here. I continued to vote in Wilmington and a majority of my belongings were here the whole time. Even my dogs license was here. Tewksbury was never intended to be a long-term situation for me and it wasn’t.My quote Mr. Copeland questions is my “40 plus year residency”. While I will argue that my residency has not changed, if you would like to remove the six years of property ownership in another town, that still equates to 37 years in Wilmington. Is this how petty we will become during this election?As far as Mr. Copeland’s claim that I “worked with Tewksbury Selectmen” to start the Tewksbury Farmers Market is a blatant lie. We were simply one of the first vendors to commit to the Tewksbury Farmers Market. The quoted article also claimed I was a Tewksbury resident, I did not say that the author of the article did, yet Copeland quotes me.You’re going to write an article smearing my good name over at most 3 years if we used whatever definition of “resident” that you used when justifying this article? When a soldier goes away to war do they give up his or her residency when they lay their head down in a foreign land? How about when a child who goes away for school? I can document my residency in Wilmington, you cannot document your claim of my residency in Tewksbury. That is the only fact in this story.I know the politics in Wilmington can get dirty, but I did not see this one coming and for the record the Patch did not contact me for comment on this story. My wife contacted me at work and told me that it was out there. The lack of accomplishments by the establishment are not there so false stories will now be resorted to. This story is nothing more than an attempt by Mr. Copeland to influence an election.To end, Mr. Copeland you crossed the line that should not be crossed by bringing my wife, mother and father into this story, I believe you owe them a very public apology.Wilmington Apple Was Waiting For Comment…Wilmington Apple received an email from a reader on Wednesday night, suggesting Fasulo’s “life-long residency” claim be scrutinized. The reader provided the deeds of Fasulo’s current Wilmington property and former Tewksbury property, plus information from the Wilmington voters list.Wilmington Apple was able to confirm the veracity of the documents on Thursday morning.Before Wilmington Apple reached out to the Fasulo campaign for comment, the Wilmington Patch, which appears to have received the same email, published its story on Thursday morning, without comment from the Fasulo campaign. The Wilmington Patch later published a second article with Fasulo’s response.Wilmington Apple reached to out to the Fasulo campaign for comment on Thursday afternoon, and was later directed to the candidate’s statement on his Facebook page, which is published above.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: Bendel, Caira, Fasulo, Maselli & Sullivan Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob Fasulo For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN RACE PREVIEW: Everything You Need To Know Before You VoteIn “Government”last_img read more

Lt Gov Mallott talks salmon in Yukon River communities

first_img(Photo by Katrina Mueller/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)State officials toured several Yukon River communities last week, the third year in a row that the Walker administration has made the trip, hosted by the Tanana Chiefs Conference to talk to village residents about salmon.Listen nowLt. Gov. Byron Mallott said the trips have spanned from upriver at Eagle, to the Yukon’s mouth at Emmonak, to discuss the impacts and causes of weak king salmon runs. Climate change is increasingly a focus, Mallott said.”What is happening in terms of weather patterns? What is happening in terms of water temperature changes? And those became part of the discussion this year,” Mallott said.Mallott said the trip which also included a stop at the Kuskokwim River community of McGrath, revealed similar concerns across regions.“The escapement goals of the Department of Fish and Game and the federal managers, but something is happening when they reach the estuaries and the ocean itself,” Mallott said.Salmon bycatch has been reduced in the Bering Sea, indicating climate change may be the primary cause of poor returns, Mallott said. He pointed to sea-warming that is spreading north.“Temperature changes that have been affecting the Gulf of Alaska and the North Pacific Ocean.. the Bering Sea and into the Arctic, so there is need for research there.”The latest state budget increases funding for the Fish and Game Department,including for salmon research, Mallott said.last_img read more

Close to 100 stocks trading nearing lifetime high on BSE

first_imgEmployees of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) carry a cake outside the building for the celebrations marking the Sensex index rising over 30,000, in Mumbai, April 26, 2017.Reuters fileThe party continues on Indian stock markets, with the benchmark indices consolidating their previous day’s gains and hitting new highs on Thursday in early trade, tracking bullish Asian cues. At around 9.30 am, the BSE Sensex hit 30,306 while the Nifty was up 26.75 points at 9,434, led by metal and realty stocks. The upbeat mood lifted 98 stocks close to their lifetime high in early trade; some of these are GAIL (India), Force Motors, Thyrocare Technologies, Sun TV Network, TVS Motor, Piramal Enterprises, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Ceat, Tata Chemicals, Titan Company, Petronet LNG, Godrej Consumer Products, SpiceJet, HDFC, Britannia Industries, Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Ultratech Cement and CESC.At around 12.35 pm, the indices were trading with higher gains; the Sensex was up 96 points at 30,344 and Nifty at 9,446, a gain of 39 points.The rupee gained marginally at 64.52 to the US dollar on Thursday in early session.Union Bank of India was up 2.66 percent at Rs 181. The state-owned lender plans to raise Rs 6,390 crore this fiscal, including Rs 4,950 crore via issue of shares. For Q4, the bank reported 12.5 percent rise in net profit at Rs 108 crore on a year-on-year basis, helped by write-back of excess provisions of income tax. The net interest income rose 14.5 percent YoY to Rs 2,387 crore. The logo of Union Bank of India is pictured on the wall of its branch in Kolkata, India, April 11, 2017.Reuters filelast_img read more

Netrakona road crash kills two

first_imgTwo people were killed and another was injured in a road accident at Azampur on Kendua-Kishorganj road in Kendua upazila on Monday morning, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Anju Miah, 55, son of late Abdur Razzak of Pather Garbari in Kendua upazila and Aminul, 23, son of Motaleb of Suliarpar village in Madan upazila.The accident took place when a Kishoreganj-bound bus hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw, around 7:30am, leaving two passengers of the auto-rickshaw dead on the spot and its driver injured, said Sirajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kendua police station.Injured Shah Alam was taken to Kendua Upazila Health Complex and later shifted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.Police seized the bus but its driver fled away.last_img

VIDEO Marc Gasol headed in a missed shot after the whistle for

first_imgIt wasn’t the first time Gasol finished a bucket with a header. Here’s one from earlier back in 2015 that’s arguably more impressive. Marc Gasol finished last night’s Game 2 loss against the Spurs with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 goal.The Spaniard showed he still has respectable soccer skills for 7-footer, when he headed a missed Kawhi Leonard jumper into the basket after a whistle for a foul.Gasooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!Take that for data.last_img

Devotees celebrate Maha Shivarathri Poojay in Ladysmith

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! The Sri Prabhu Hanuman Mandir in Rose Terrace, as well as other temples in Ladysmith, celebrated Maha Shivarathri Poojay last night (February 24).The prayer started at 6pm and continued until 6am this morning.Devotees gathered at the temple to be blessed and to observe this auspicious prayer.last_img

Two crew hurt after Porter plane evades possible drone

first_img Share Tags: Porter Airlines << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, November 15, 2016 By: Colin Perkel Source: The Canadian Press TORONTO — Two crew members of a Porter Airlines flight en route from Ottawa to Toronto were slightly hurt Monday when a plane narrowly avoided a mid-flight collision with what may have been a drone, the airline said.The Dash 8 aircraft with 54 passengers was flying at just under 3,000 metres over Lake Ontario at 7:30 a.m. E.T. and was about 55 kilometres from Toronto’s island airport when the incident occurred.“The pilots noticed an object in the distance (and) as they approached the object, they realized it was very close to their flight path,” Porter Airlines said in a statement.“The pilots’ initial assessment was that it looked like a balloon. After debriefing, there is potential that the object was drone.”The pilots took evasive action and, contrary to some initial reports, there was no contact between the aircraft and object.The two flight attendants, who were in the process of securing the cabin for landing and weren’t in their seats, were pitched about the cabin, but continued with their duties.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backNo passengers were hurt and the plane landed normally. The flight attendants were taken to hospital as a precaution and released.A senior investigator with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada told The Canadian Press that it was impossible to say at this point what the unidentified object was.“It happened so quick, they have no idea what it was. It’s just something that they knew they were going to hit unless they took evasive action,” Peter Rowntree said. “It happened that quickly.”Rowntree said the aircraft ducked under the object but could not say exactly how far the plane dived. He did, however, say the encounter was “very close.”Investigators have taken cockpit voice records and the flight-data recorder for analysis and to see how much the aircraft descended during its “very quick evasive action,” he said.“We may never be able to determine what exactly they saw,” Rowntree said.The growing threat of collisions with drones prompted Transport Canada in September to warn those flying them about the potential hazards they presented.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passenger“Before you take to the skies, make sure you understand the rules and follow them,” the agency says on its website. “Not doing so could put lives at risk and cost you up to $25,000 in fines and/or jail time.”While flying drones under 35 kilograms requires no special permit, users must stay away from flying within nine kilometres of an airport or helicopter landing pad and no higher than 90 metres.Porter operates flights out of Toronto’s island airport to and from several Ontario cities, as well as to seven destinations in the U.S. Two crew hurt after Porter plane evades possible dronelast_img read more

Northern Hemisphere market report for Week 36 end

first_img Northern Hemisphere market report for Week 36 (ending September 7) You might also be interested in Decofrut/edited by www.freshfruitportal.comFreshfruitportal.com is not responsible for the information provided by State of the Market. The contents only reflect analysis carried out by Decofrut.center_img September 14 , 2018 last_img

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterAir Canada has celebrated the commencement of its first year-round service between Melbourne and Vancouver, with non-stop Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights opening up an exciting new gateway to North America for travellers across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.Air Canada is initially operating three non-stop services from Melbourne a week, with flight AC038 departing at 09:40am each Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. A fourth service will be added in November 2018.From Vancouver passengers can explore British Columbia’s world-renowned attractions or continue on to more than 120 destinations across Canada and the Unites States. Australian flights are specifically timed to optimise connectivity to the airline’s extensive US network, which includes popular cities such as New York, Chicago, Boston and Las Vegas.Passengers on the new Melbourne-Vancouver service will travel in Air Canada’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which offers a choice of three cabins: Air Canada Signature Class (featuring the airline’s next generation Executive Pod), Premium Economy Class and Economy Class.Cutting the ribbon are (L-R) Ryan Both, Melbourne Airport’s Head of Commercial Aviation and Vic Naughton, Air Canada’s General Manager AUS/NZ.Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand, Vic Naughton says the Melbourne service will further establish Vancouver as the most friendly and convenient year-round gateway to North America for Australian business and leisure travellers.“Our new Melbourne service offers not just the only direct link to Canada but also one of the fastest ways for Australians to reach New York and the US east coast,” says Naughton.“A key reason is that upon arrival in Vancouver International Airport, passengers who are transiting to the US can seamlessly pass through the airport’s US immigration and customs clearance facilities without collecting their bags. Once through they then simply board their connecting flight and collect their luggage when they touch down in the US.”Air Canada GM Australia/New Zealand, Vic NaughtonMelbourne is Air Canada’s third year-round port in Australia, with daily non-stop services operating from Sydney and Brisbane to Vancouver International Airport.In Australia the new Melbourne service is timed to connect to and from domestic flights from Adelaide, Hobart and Perth operated by Air Canada’s codeshare partner Virgin Australia.Victoria’s capital is one of 10 new destinations Air Canada is adding to its rapidly-expanding international network this year, which now includes more than 200 airports on six continents.FlightRouteFrequencyLaunchesDepartArrive DestinationAC038Melbourne-Vancouverthree times weeklyJune 3, 201809:40  Tue / Fri / Sun07:35AC037Vancouver-Melbournethree times weeklyJune 1, 201822:45  Wed / Fri / Sun07:55 (+2 days)last_img read more

Designed by Consuelo Castiglioni for her label Mar

first_imgDesigned by Consuelo Castiglioni for her label Marni, this luxe new limited-edition box from Ladurée brings new meaning to the notion of “good taste.”Crafted in shimmering gold paper, and featuring a floral decal with a smattering of chocolate-brown polka dots, the chic box design is signature Marni. And when filled with Ladurée’s mouthwatering confections, it makes for a delightfully decadent hostess or housewarming gift. Available in two sizes, the series will contain either eight or 18 pieces each of sumptuous chocolate-filled macaroons adorned with gold sheets. A customizable version, for those with a serious sweet tooth, allows buyers to select their favorite flavors.Just in time for the holiday season, the limited edition boxes will be available starting December 1st at Ladurée shops, including those in Paris, London, Dublin and Tokyo. There’s no sweeter—or more stylish—way to show someone you care.Visit www.marni.com and www.laduree.frlast_img read more