ATM card fraud 2 Romanians convicted another accused on the run

first_imgKolkata: Two Romanian nationals have been awarded six months of simple imprisonment and a fine worth Rs 40,000. Another accused is still on the run and a look-out notice has been issued.According to the police, on April 10, Chief Manager of Punjab National Bank, Brabourne Road branch, lodged a complaint at Hare Street police station that a skimming device was fixed at their branch’s ATM kiosk to copy the card details of those who visited the facility. Officials of the Kolkata Police’s Bank Fraud section went to the ATM counter and found a skimming device fixed on the card slot. Also, a pinhole camera was found fixed above the keypad to capture the secret PIN of the customers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBoth the devices were seized and the CCTV footage of the ATM counter was scrutinised. A person was found attaching the skimming device to the card slot. From the CCTV footage of the Kolkata Traffic Police, investigators saw two foreign nationals roaming outside the ATM counter. Police personnel in plainclothes were deputed to keep strict vigil in and around the ATM counter as it was known that the culprits would be back to retrieve the skimming device and the camera. The same evening, one of the two foreigners was spotted and was arrested. During the interrogation, he said he was called Laurentiu Caius from Romania and confessed that he along with his accomplice, Adrian Lupu (also from Romania), came there and fixed the skimming device and camera to clone ATM card details. It was later found that there were more people connected with this racket and raids were conducted in New Delhi as well. Two more Romanians, identified as Robert George and Marianu Alin, were apprehended. Several skimming devices, camera modules, laptop and blank plastic cards were seized from them. Later, a look-out notice was issued in the name of Lupu but till date he is untraceable. Charge-sheet was filed at the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in Bankshall Court against all the accused persons. On Friday, charges were framed against the three accused.last_img read more

Raptors win first NBA title in franchise history beat the Warriors in

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — The Toronto Raptors won their first-ever National Basketball Association championship on Thursday night.Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam scored 26 points apiece to lead Toronto past the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.It’s the first time in NBA history that a team based outside of the United States has won the league’s title.Toronto had not appeared in an NBA Finals before this season. The Raptors entered the NBA in 1995.The title also ends a 26-year drought since a Canadian team has won one of the big four North American professional sports championships. The last team to do it was the Toronto Blue Jays, who won the 1993 World Series.Since then, Canadian teams have been shut out of championships in the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and the NBA. There is no National Football League franchise in Canada.Thursday’s victory was the culmination of a series of moves by Raptors president Masai Ujiri to create a championship-calibre team designed to win it all this season.Ujiri’s first — and biggest — trade was to send beloved superstar DeMar DeRozan, young forward Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first round draft pick to the San Antonio Spurs for superstar Kawhi Leonard and defensively minded sharpshooter Danny Green.Acquiring Leonard came with a timeline, as the 2014 NBA Finals MVP is scheduled to become a free agent this summer. Leonard reportedly made it clear to Spurs management that he intended to sign with one of the two teams in his hometown of Los Angeles as soon as he became a free agent.Ujiri made additional moves ahead of February’s trade deadline, most notably getting centre Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for centre Jonas Valanciunas, forward C.J. Miles, guard Delon Wright and a 2024 second-round draft pick.Gasol’s impact on the Raptors was felt throughout the rest of the season and into the playoffs as he stiffened Toronto’s defence and added another threat from three-point range. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Lowincome countries to benefit from advocacy by UNappointed eminent persons

“The Group of Eminent Persons will give visibility to the problems of LDCs [least developed countries],” Cheick Sidi Diarra, the United Nations High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, told the UN News Centre.The group will also examine the effectiveness of the 2001 Brussels Programme of Action, which outlined measures by both industrialized nations and the 49 LDCs themselves to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.The programme had identified specific commitments on good governance, enhancing the role of trade in development, reducing vulnerability to natural disasters, protecting the environment, mobilizing financial resources, and speedy implementation of steps to reduce the debt burden on poor countries.“The Group of Eminent Persons will make the final assessment of the programme of action, see whether it had an impact and identify the challenges,” Mr. Diarra said.The group will also look into the Brussels Programme of Action in relation new global challenges, including climate change and the food and energy crises.They are also expected to look into how LDCs, many of which depend on the export of primary commodities, can benefit from adding value to their exports and diversifying their economies, Mr. Diarra said.The group will also make suggestions on how the low-income countries can be further supported in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight basic social development targets which States have set out to attain by 2015.Their recommendations will be presented to the 4th UN conference on LDCs, which is scheduled to take place in Istanbul, Turkey, between 30 May and 3 June next year.The group is co-chaired by Alpha Oumar Konaré, former president of Mali, and Jacques Delors, former president of the European Commission.Other members are Sir Fazle Hassan Abed, the founder and chairperson of BRAC, the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee; Nancy Birdsall, the founding president of the Center for Global Development; Kemal Dervis, vice president and director of Global Economy and Development at Brookings Institution, and a former head of the UN Development Programme (UNDP); and James Wolfensohn, chairman and CEO of Wolfensohn & Company and former President of the World Bank.Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd.; Louis Michel, a member of European Parliament and formerly the European commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid; Louis A. Kasekende, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda and formerly executive director at the World Bank; and Sir Richard Jolly, Honorary Professor of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, are also members. 27 August 2010Development problems plaguing the world’s poorest countries (LDCs) will occupy the minds of the Group of Eminent Persons appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon earlier this week as they examine obstacles to economic progress and recommend new paradigms for transforming low-income economies. read more

After recent wedding Swiss skier is now Lara GutBehrami

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Swiss skier Lara Gut will race with a new name this week after getting married in the off-season.The Swiss ski federation says the former overall World Cup champion will be Lara Gut-Behrami when downhill training starts Tuesday in Lake Louise.Gut married soccer player Valon Behrami after he returned from playing for Switzerland at the World Cup.Both grew up in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, and Behrami currently plays for Italian club Udinese in Serie A.The Swiss team updated Gut’s career biography page on the International Ski Federation website.The 27-year-old Gut has 24 World Cup wins, an Olympic bronze medal in downhill from the 2014 Sochi Games, and five world championship medals.___More AP sports: and Associated Press read more

Mining company of the future – Development Partner Framework

first_imgThe case for evolving the mining industry has never been stronger. While demand for natural resources continues to grow, mining companies are facing complex challenges in meeting that demand while maintaining their license to operate through strengthening local communities and reducing impact on the environment. The Development Partner Framework is a bold new approach for resource companies to build sustainable, long-term value by repositioning mining companies from isolated actors to regional development partners.The KIN Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future is a cross-sector collaboration between leaders from mining companies, contractors, suppliers, researchers, academics, nonprofits and representatives from indigenous communities. The KIN Catalyst is co-chaired by Mark Cutifani, CEO of Anglo American, Peter Bryant, Partner at Clareo and Senior Fellow at the Kellogg Innovation Network and Ray Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America.In April 2012, founding members of the KIN Catalyst convened in Brazil to discuss the state of the mining industry and identify opportunities for change. The Development Partner Framework was identified as a key initiative to drive value for all stakeholders. Since April 2012, the Development Partner Working Group has convened to analyse mining in its totality and to build a framework that moves the industry towards a more effective model of sustainable development. The goal of the working group was to create a framework that can be used by all mining companies at all stages of the mining lifecycle. The resulting framework is summarized in its video working group has created a more detailed description of the Development Partner Framework. This paper sets up the background on the development of the framework, highlights current challenges and opportunities for the mining industry and makes a case for the business imperative behind a new mindset. Each pillar is detailed and enablers discussed in depth. read more

WORLD FEMALE PLAYER 2014 – Hattrick of Heidi Loke

Heidi LokeHeidi Loke world handball player 2014 ← Previous Story Denmark beat Sweden in Malmo Next Story → Over 106.000 votes for the best handball ladies is proud to announce the results of our Contest for the WORLD FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYER 2014. Norwegian line player and Hungarian Gyor star, Heidi Loke has got the highest number of points based on cumulative votes of 17 members of the international jury of handball journalists and visitors of our website. She won the “dead race” against Romanian star from ZRK Buducnost Podgorica, Christina Neagu.Her quality performance during the Women’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark, where Norway won the gold medal in glossy style, but also Women’s EHF CL trophy which remained in the hands of Hungarian Gyor, were the best recommendation for this prestigious award.A 32 years-old Heidi Loke scored the hat-trick in the winning of award for the WORLD FEMALE PLAYER of She has already won in 2011 and 2013 with only break in 2012, when Hungarian left back Zsuzsana Tomori won the title.In three weeks of voting, all of 32 nominated players have got amazing support by the handball community. Handball lovers smashed last year record (87.000 votes) with 106,322 votes for their favorite players in eight categories.TOP 5 IN 2014FINAL RESULTSVOTING PROCESSHandball-Planet team want to thank all media, teams, TOP players, coaches and handball fans worldwide for making our project so big this year! Looking forward to another fantastic handball year! read more

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is looking for notice and an opportunity

first_imgENDA KENNY HAS been been playing down criticism of his reluctance to take part in a TV debate on the abolition of the Seanad.The Taoiseach has told RTÉ he won’ t be taking part in next Tuesday’s planned Prime Time debate on the issue, it was confirmed by the national broadcaster today.Asked about the issue yesterday, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin – who will represent the ‘no’ side in the programme – said he hoped Enda Kenny would “change his mind” and “respond positively” to the invitation.But speaking to reporters on a canvass in Blanchardstown today, the Taoiseach said Martin was simply “looking for notice and an opportunity”.Kenny added: “This is the people’s choice. 70 years on, all political parties have failed to deal with the question of the Seanad”.Confirming the Taoiseach’s refusal earlier, RTÉ said that the debate would still go ahead, and that the programme team would make efforts to secure another representative for the ‘yes’ side.A Fianna Fáil spokesperson said the party was “deeply disappointed” by the decision by the Fine Gael leader.“The very least people could have expected was that the Taoiseach would have the courage of his convictions and would seek to discuss and debate what is his personal initiative,” the spokesperson said.Read: Kenny says ‘no’ to TV debate on Seanad abolition >Read: Martin: I’m turning up for Seanad TV debate… but no one knows if the Taoiseach willlast_img read more

911 ceremony includes gift of artwork to Vancouver

first_imgBuy this PhotoWoodland resident Gerald Siegel donated his stained glass art depicting New York Firefighters raising the American flag at Ground Zero to the city of Vancouver. The piece was unveiled Sunday at a Patriot Day ceremony in Vancouver honoring victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. (Stevie Mathieu/The Columbian) This year’s Patriot Day commemoration at Vancouver City Hall, honoring those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, included a special gift to the city’s first responders.Near the conclusion of the ceremony Sunday morning, Fire Chief Joe Molina and Police Chief James McElvain unveiled a stained glass artwork depicting the iconic moment when New York City firefighters raised an American flag at ground zero on Sept. 11, 2001. The glass piece was created by New York native and military veteran Gerald Siegel, who now lives in Woodland.Siegel told the more than 100 people in attendance that working on the stained glass image in the days that followed 9/11 helped him process his anger about the attacks, and to heal.“I became vengeful,” Siegel said. “It was with this glass that I was able to lay down my vengeance, my hate and my disgust.”Fifteen years later, he decided to give the glass piece to the city of Vancouver as a way to honor first responders, Siegel said. Molina said it likely will be displayed in one of the Vancouver Fire Department’s new fire stations.last_img read more

MGM Melco tipped to record highest Macau GGR growth ahead of 2Q19

first_img RelatedPosts According to Vitaly Umansky, Eunice Lee and Kelsey Zhu, MGM China will likely show the highest year-on-year GGR growth, “driven by ramp up at Cotai, albeit slower than initially expected.”Likewise Melco, “especially the Mass (Premium Mass) segment, should have benefited from the addition and ramp up of Morpheus Tower,” Bernstein said. Conversely, Galaxy will likely have suffered from softness in VIP, with Sands China to have faced a tough sequential comparison and SJM Holdings challenging year-on-year comps.Macau’s DICJ revealed earlier this month that GGR for the three months to 30 June 2019 had fallen ever so slightly (0.5%) to MOP$149.50 billion. Bernstein analysts estimate that decline represented a 14% fall in VIP GGR, offset by a 12% increase in mass. EBITDA is estimated to have grown 6% year-on-year.Early predictions are for modest 1% growth over the second half of 2019, albeit with some potential upside from a recovering credit cycle in China that may support VIP recovery, which the analysts say would have a more positive effect on their 2H GGR forecast. Load More Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options MGM China and Melco Resorts are poised to exhibit the highest year-on-year GGR growth in the three months to 30 June 2019, driven by the ongoing ramp of MGM Cotai and Morpheus respectively.The prediction is posed by brokerage Sanford C Bernstein in a note published early Tuesday morning ahead of the first 2Q19 earnings results being released later this week. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Pansy Ho becomes first Macau casino boss to speak out for Hong Kong government on protestslast_img read more

Be Advised Of Hazardous Driving Conditions

first_imgThe City of Soldotna released a statement, driving conditions are very hazardous right now. City sanding trucks are out, and we want to encourage everyone to drive very carefully, or stay home if don’t have to be out on the roads. Plan ahead for icy driving/difficult driving conditions if you are heading to Anchorage from the Kenai Peninsula within the next 24 hours. Travel still not advised by the Department of Transportation on the Seward Highway due to the recent landslide danger. Drivers should expect wet and icy roads, icy patches, ice glaze, ice, black ice, slippery road surface, reduce your speed, ice on bridges/overpasses.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The recent rainfall and freezing temperatures have caused very difficult driving conditions in the Kenai Peninsula area.last_img read more

Ft McPherson Sale to Filmmaker to Close Shortly

first_imgThe LRA for the former Fort McPherson is expected to close on the sale of 330 acres, about two-thirds of the 475-acre post located on the southwest edge of Atlanta, to filmmaker Tyler Perry for $30 million by the end of the month, reported the Wall Street Journal.The McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority plans to acquire the installation from the Army for $26 million. The property has been appraised for as much as $75 million.Perry, best known as the creator of the “Madea” film franchise, would purchase the property for $30 million to build up to 16 sound stages for a movie and television production complex. The redevelopment authority will retain more than 144 acres that it intends to remake into a mix of shops, offices, apartments and open space.Some local residents and lawmakers have opposed the deal since the city of Atlanta announced it a year ago. Critics point to the reuse plan crafted by the community — which called for a bioscience campus and a mix of housing and retail — as a superior alternative because it would have more successfully connected the former post to the surrounding neighborhood.Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed defended the sale to Perry, noting that the filmmaker was the first organization to make a serious offer for the property.“We have been working at securing a major tenant for Fort McPherson for seven years, and we have not had an offer from another currently operating business entity,” Reed said. “Tyler Perry Studios is certainly the most successful business to express interest in the base.”The sale will provide some cash for the redevelopment authority and allow it to retain a large parcel for redevelopment. If the LRA opted to purchase the property from the Army and act as its master developer, it would have been forced to assume millions of dollars in debt and upkeep costs for the property, he said.“The reality right now is that this plan for film studios and [related] retail is the best chance to start the redevelopment and to catalyze other redevelopment in the surrounding area,” Brian Hooker, the LRA’s executive director, told the Journal. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

KL Rahul ridicules Hardik Pandya You cannot swing the ball only concede

first_imgPandya and Rahul in England.Gareth Copley/Getty ImagesKL Rahul and Hardik Pandya are very good friends as they can often be seen spending time together when on tour with the Indian team. But since landing in trouble on Koffee With Karan, they have maintained a low profile. Now, an old video of the two has resurfaced where Rahul can be seen ridiculing Pandya’s bowling.This video was shot on the aeroplane when India was travelling to England last August and it was uploaded by BCCI on their website. As India once again prepares to take the flight to England for the ICC World Cup, this video has resurfaced.In the video, Pandya can be seen going around the flight, asking questions to various members of the Indian squad. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was accompanying Pandya as the two were entertaining themselves and also the rest of the travelling contingent. Pandya went around a bit before reaching Dinesh Karthik’s seat where the KKR skipper could be seen relaxing and watching something on his laptop. Hardik Pandya picked up his maiden fifer in Tests against England in Nottingham.PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty ImagesPandya climbed onto Karthik’s seat and asked him what he wants to say. The wicketkeeper-batsman looked confused as he did not how to respond to Pandya as he had asked nothing substantial. Subsequently, Rahul joined the band and spoke about how excited he was as it was his first tour of England.”[I am] Excited about England. My first time and I have prepared for a long to travel to England,” Rahul said while being interrupted by Pandya. The Mumbai Indians all-rounder was then asked about England by Rahul as he had been to the country before. “Good, I mean [the conditions for bowling are] good. The ball swings around,” Pandya quipped.Rahul seemed amused by Pandya’s reply and said, “Kya ball swing karaya hai tumne! Maar kha ke aaya hai udhar.” The approximate English translation of that is, “What swing you extracted I wonder! The only thing you did was concede loads of runs.” Everyone had a good laugh at Pandya’s expensive and Rahul subsequently walked off saying when Pandya talks in English, people must simply walk away. KL RahulRyan Pierse/Getty ImagesThe best moment of the video came when Pandya approached MS Dhoni. The former India captain was watching a movie on his laptop and when Pandya greeted him, Dhoni simply offered him a wafer and waved him away. Pandya seemed embarrassed and said, “Bye Mahi bhai.”Pandya went around talking to various people on the flight including skipper Virat Kohli, spinner Kuldeep Yadav and fast bowling sensation Jasprit Bumrah. The entire Indian contingent will once again board the flight to England and the squad which will take the said flight will be declared on April 15.last_img read more

Stock market outlook week of Feb 26 Powells testimony Italy election GDP

first_imgA man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 20, 2016.Reuters fileIndian markets ended the week on a strong note on Friday, tracking gains in Asian stocks on easing concerns over higher rates and inflation.Investors bought shares of recent underperformers such as pharma and financials after a tumultous last week.The Sensex ended higher 322 points, or 0.95 percent, at 34,142 and the Nifty gained 108 points, or 1.04 percent, at 10,491. The Indian rupee strengthened against the U.S. dollar on the back of gains in local equity markets.The partially convertible rupee closed at 64.73 on Friday, up 0.50 percent from its previous close of 63.05.So far this year, the rupee weakened 1.3 percent, while foreign investors have bought $895.80 million and $1.68 billion in equity and debt markets, respectively.The stock markets remain close on March 2 on account of Holi.Here’s what to watch in the coming days.Powell’s testimonyMarkets may well get a jolt of additional information on the outlook for U.S. interest rates over the coming week as newly appointed Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell presents his first semi-annual testimony starting on Tuesday to both the houses of the U.S. Congress.His comments could shed some light on the ongoing debate over the pace of rate hikes this year and beyond.Powell will deliver the pre-released semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to CongressIndeed, markets will be keenly watching Powell’s performance from a confidence standpoint given he is a seasoned veteran but not an economist who is following in Yellen’s footsteps, according to a note by Scotia Bank.Italy votesSo far markets have largely ignored the Italian election but things are likely to change next week.Italians go to the polls on March 4 and the result is expected to be officially announced on Monday.The main parties to watch are Forza Italia, headed by Silvio Berlusconi, former prime minister; Democratic Party, headed by Matteo Renzi, also a former prime minister who quit the post in 2016; and 5 Star Movement with Luigi Di Maio as its leader.Opinion polls in the months leading up to the election have pointed to a hung parliament where no one party will gain a majority to govern alone.However, polls have shown that although Berlusconi’s center-right is seen as the strongest coalition, M5S is the most popular single party.Italy is the euro zone’s third largest economy and the vote could have far-reaching consequences for the country’s fragile economy, mirred with bad debts and soaring unemployment.Auto sales dataAuto stocks will be in focus as the auto companies will start announcing monthly sales numbers for February 2018 starting from Thursday.Economic dataManufacturing: Markit Economics will unveil the results of a monthly survey on the performance of India’s manufacturing sector for February on Wednesday.Q3 GDP: The government will announce data on third quarter gross domestic product on Wednesday. GDP growth had recovered to 6.3 percent in the third quarter from 5.7 percent recorded in the first quarter.U.S. home sales, GDP: In U.S., the data on new home sales measuring the number of newly constructed homes with a committed sale during January will be announced on Monday. Fourth quarter GDP data and pending home sales data for January will be unveiled on Wednesday.last_img read more

400000 Rohingyas enter Bangladesh UNICEF

first_imgRohingya Muslim refugees disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river in Teknaf. AFP file photoUNICEF trucks filled with emergency water, sanitation and hygiene supplies for thousands of Rohingya children are headed to Cox’s Bazar, with a steady stream of supplies in the pipeline for the coming days and weeks.The UN body gave the update issuing a press release from Cox’s Bazar on Thursday.UNICEF said up to 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since 25 August, with thousands more arriving every day.Around 60 per cent are children, according to preliminary estimates.The sheer number of refugees has overwhelmed pre-existing refugee camps, with new arrivals seeking shelter anywhere they can find space, according to the UNICEF news release.“There are acute shortages of everything, most critically shelter, food and clean water,” said Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF’s representative in Bangladesh.“Conditions on the ground place children at risk of high risk of water-borne disease. We have a monumental task ahead of us to protect these extremely vulnerable children.”UNICEF supplies include detergent powder, soap, and pitchers and jugs for containing water, along with nappies, sanitary napkins, towels and sandals.It is also supporting the Department of Public Health Engineering with water treatment plants and carriers, and is working with partners on the ground to install and rehabilitate tube wells.These items are part of a first wave of supplies that will massively scale-up UNICEF’s emergency response to the growing number of Rohingya children in Bangladesh, Beigbeder said.UNICEF has appealed for $7.3 million to provide emergency support to Rohingya children over the next four months.last_img read more

Elderly woman stabbed in Salt Lake area

first_imgKolkata: An elderly woman was stabbed by an unknown miscreant who had come to her apartment in Salt Lake area seeking monetary help for his ailing mother on Friday.According to locals, one Jayashree Chakraborty aged about 71 years, was alone in a flat inside Cluster III of Purbachal Housing Complex. Around 11:30 am, Jayashree heard someone knock on the door and she thought that it might be her grandson who has come back from school. Without asking, she opened the door and saw the man at the door, wearing a helmet. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSources informed that the miscreant asked Jayashree for money and before she could react, he started stabbing her. When she screamed, he took some cash from her bag and fled. Jayashree then somehow managed to alert her neighbours. Seeing her bleed, her neighbours immediately called Jayashree’s son Anish and narrated the incident. Jayashree was admitted to a private hospital in Salt Lake with serious stab injuries. Later, Bidhannagar South police station was informed. Sleuths went to the apartment and investigated the incident spot. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere was no CCTV installed in the housing. Due to this, the cops are in the dark about the miscreant. Later police met Jayashree and recorded her statement. Following this, police were able get hold of a CCTV camera footage on the road where a person was seen. As per Jayashree’s description, police identified several similarities with the person seen in the footage. It is suspected that the miscreant did not have any intention of robbery. Thus, he did not take any ornaments which could be robbed easily as Jayashree was not in a condition to resist. To know if the Chakraborty family had any enmity with anyone, sleuths are questioning them. The security guards of the housing complex have also been questioned.last_img read more

Athletes should miss games for the birth of a child

first_imgNick Wright says:The idea of Tony Romo, or any other meaningful player playing in the preseason is ridiculous.It’s time to expand the college football playoff to 8 teams.The Broncos quarterback situation didn’t have to be THIS bad.The NFL should get out of the discipline business and leave it to the teams.The Warriors aren’t the favorites in the NBA this season.Guests: Allyson Felix – 6-time U.S. Olympic Track Gold Medalist on success, overcoming adversity. close calls at the Olympics, the injury that almost kept her out Rio, and running a relay on a track by herself.Joel Klatt – Fox Sports College Football analyst is in studio to argue with Nick over expanding the college football playoff format to 8 teams, why it’s fine the way it is, and why more games would only water it down.Reggie Bullock – Detroit Pistons small forward is in studio to talk about the life in the NBA, dealing with the reality of the business of the NBA, becoming a man, and how he has dealt with the tragic loss involving the murder of his transgender sibling.Brek Shea – Orlando City Midfielder joins the show to talk about Orlando’s upcoming match with New York FC, returning to the USMNT, and his line of custom emojis.last_img read more

Train to Cartago delayed until next year

first_imgNo related posts. The Municipality of Cartago announced Tuesday that a broken pipe under a rail line from the capital to the province of Cartago had been fixed, but train services scheduled to begin in December now will be delayed until 2013.Damage to the pipeline occurred weeks ago to a section of the rail at Ochomogo, west of Cartago. Some 300 meters of rail were removed during the project.“Repair work delayed us at least three weeks,” said Miguel Carabaguíaz, president of the Costa Rican Railroad Institute. The exact date of rail line’s inauguration is still unknown.Last week, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV rejected an appeal filed by citizen Luis Roberto Brenes, who claimed the project to build the rail line began without an environmental impact study by the National Technical Secretariat of the Environment Ministry.The Sala IV ruled that the repair and maintenance of public works such as bridges, roads, runways, railroads and buildings are excluded from the process of environmental sustainability studies.The 23-kilometer route connecting Cartago with the capital follows the same route as a previous road built 132 years ago. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

55 quake hits Peruvian capital

first_img(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   5 ways to recognize low testosterone Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sobercenter_img LIMA, Peru (AP) – A moderately strong earthquake has shaken Lima but no damage or injuries have been reported.The U.S. Geological Survey says the 5.5-magnitude quake was centered about 72 miles southeast of Lima and was 46 miles deep. Peru’s National Geophysics Institute measured the quake at 5.8 magnitude and said it hit at about 3:07 local time (20:07 GMT).The quake struck in two jolts, the first of longer duration, and some office workers in Lima filed out of buildings into the street. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milklast_img read more

Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Harlan Mille

first_imgSoutheastern Louisiana defensive back Harlan Miller runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals’ selection of Robert Nkemdiche seemed like a win-win for both the team and the player.Nkemdiche landed on a team where draft prospects with off-field issues have thrived, and the Cardinals history of finding value in these players is noteworthy.Those facts make Nkemdiche seem like a no-brainer for Arizona’s best pick in the draft, but ESPN’s Todd McShay disagrees.I thought about putting Robert Nkemdiche here. I get why they took him in the first round, and as an organization, they’ve been good at handling players with baggage. But one thing that scares me off: Chandler Jones has had issues with synthetic marijuana, and now he’ll be in the same meeting room with Nkemdiche, who has had his own off-field problems.Instead, McShay went with sixth-round selection Harlan Miller.center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo So I went with Miller, on whom we had a fourth-round grade — the Cardinals got him in the sixth. His combine performance scared off a lot of teams (4.65-second 40; 4.43 short shuttle), but some guys are better players than testers. With Tyrann Mathieu coming off injury and some other unanswered questions in the secondary, Miller is capable of making the roster and contributing, which is great for a sixth-rounder.Miller will look to find ways of contributing as a hybrid defensive player, similar to the way Mathieu and Deone Bucannon did in their early years with the team.Scouts Inc.’s Steve Muench listed the pros and cons of Miller as a football player.A small-school prospect who stood out at the Senior Bowl, Miller has the ball skills and instincts to develop into a playmaker. He also shows good balance and body control transitioning in and of breaks on tape, but he didn’t test well at the scouting combine. There are concerns about his ability to make the jump from FCS SE Louisiana to the NFL, even though he played well in Mobile, Alabama. There’s also room for improvement when it comes to Miller’s ability to defend the run.The Cardinals have had recent success in the sixth round. 2013 sixth-rounder Andre Ellington has made a major impact in Arizona’s backfield since being drafted and 2012 sixth-rounder Justin Bethel has made the Pro Bowl as a special teams player. Bethel is also expected to compete for the starting cornerback spot opposite of Patrick Peterson. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Limassol bus strike to continue for third day on Thursday

first_imgLimassol bus drivers and their unions will take their strike to Nicosia on Thursday, the third day of the indefinite strike which started on Tuesday morning.Unions Sek and Peo announced the Emel bus employees will gather outside the transport and labour ministries to protest on Thursday morning.They have called for a meeting with the transport minister at 10.30am and with the labour minister at 11.30am to discuss the reasons which prompted the strike, which are that their March salaries have not been paid and workers have still not received outstanding sums from benefit cuts in place since 2014 due to the financial crisis.Bus strikes have been on and off across the island since late last year over non-payment of wages on time. In each case, the strikes were soon called off after the intervention of the transport ministry which mediated for bridging the differences between striking employees and bus companies.Nicosia and Larnaca bus companies, which had initially planned to strike as well this week, called the work stoppages off following assurances by their respective companies that salaries will be paid by next Tuesday and outstanding contributions to the provident fund will be settled during the next few days.In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry expressed its deep regrets regarding the decision of Emel employees to proceed with the indefinite strike measures, and requested that they return to the table so that possible solutions can be discussed with the aim of restoring transport services to the public.In an announcement later the same day, the confederation of parents’ organisations of public primary and secondary school students called for an end to the use of schoolchildren who rely on the buses to get to school as leverage to serve the interests of the parties involved in the strike.The biggest blow is to students soon to graduate, who will next month be taking the national examinations, the parents said, adding that the parties involved in the strike should “avoid any measures which will affect these exams and by extension the future of our children”.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more