Meerut police busted an alleged case of interfaith kidnapping when it recovered the girl, a minor, from Chandigarh on Thursday. The policemen were shocked when they discovered that the kidnapper was a man named Abhishek, who not only belonged to the same village as the girl but was also of the same caste.The girl’s brother had lodged an FIR under Section 363 of the IPC against three Muslim men who lived in the neighbourhood.Police sources say that he was instigated by a local leader who claimed to represent Hindu Yuva Vahini.On July 18, Mini (13, named changed), a resident of Rasoolpur Aurangabad village that falls under Bhawanagar police station, was coming from tuition when she was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified men. Her brother Ajay Kumar lodged an FIR.On July 22, a group of villagers protested in front of the SSP office in Meerut alleging that it was an interfaith case and demanded action against Nafis, Aas Mohammed and Shakeel, who lived in the neighbourhood.Booked under POCSO“On Thursday, the police recovered the girl from Chandigarh and booked culprit Abhishek under relevant sections of the POCSO Act,” Avinash Pandey, SP (Rural), Meerut, told The Hindu. On Friday, the police charged the girl’s brother and others under Sections 153A, 298, 120B of the IPC for promoting enmity.
ATK’s attack has been on fire led by A-League duo of David Williams and Roy Krishna.The pace and clinical nature of their attack, which is supported by the likes of Javier Hernandez and Michael Soosairaj, has the ability to hurt any team. ATK’s defence has also held up very well, conceding only twice so far..@soosairajmichal is up against his former side @JamshedpurFC tonight when the two meet at the Yuba Bharati Stadium in Kolkata ️#KOLJAM #HeroISL #LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/nxlPgLYMGq— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 9, 2019 Antonio Iriondo’s Jamshedpur FC loves to get on the ball, with the likes of Piti and Aitor Monroy controlling the game from midfield. Jamshedpur also have an in-form striker in Sergio Castel. Apart from their foreigners, their Indian attacking players like Farukh Choudhary and Aniket Jadhav have also been impressive.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi’s family has denied Spanish media reports that arose following the leak of the ‘Panama papers’ that said he was involved in a tax evasion scheme.Governments across the world began investigating possible financial wrongdoing by the rich and powerful on Monday after a leak of four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm that specialised in setting up offshore companies.The so-called ‘Panama papers’ revealed the financial arrangements of global political and public figures.While holding money in offshore companies is not illegal, Messi, 28, was on Sunday accused by Spanish newspaper El Confidencial of creating a company with the aim of evading tax.Reuters could not independently confirm this.His family issued a statement on Monday denying allegations it said were published by various media organisations that Messi had created a corporate structure aimed at “setting up a tax fraud network”.It added: “The Messi family wish to make it clear Lionel Messi has not carried out any of the acts of which he is accused in the stories and that the allegations of him having designed a tax evasion project are false and injurious, as are those relating to the creation of a money laundering network.”The Panamanian company referred to in said reports is a completely inactive company, which has never had any capital or active current accounts, and which dates from the old corporate structure set up by the Messi family’s previous financial advisors, with the tax implications for Lionel Messi having been settled at the time.advertisement”In light of the above the Messi family has instructed their current legal team … to look into the prospect of bringing legal action against the media organisations who published the story.”Reuters could not immediately reach Messi’s lawyers.BARCA BACKINGHis club have given Messi’s family their backing.”Barcelona wishes to express the club trusts the arguments the Messi family has made public and that from the moment the documents linking Leo Messi with ‘the Panama papers’ were made public, Barcelona have shown their support and solidarity to the player and all his family,” the European champions said in a statement.”The club has put all its judicial, fiscal and administrative means at the disposition of the family should they need to clarify their position and repute in this case,” the statement added.A tax fraud case against Messi is to be heard in a Barcelona court between May 31 and June 3 after the World Player of the Year and his father Jorge were accused by the tax office in 2013 of defrauding the Spanish state of 4.2 million euros ($4.5 million) from 2007-09.Revenue was hidden using shell companies in Uruguay, Belize, Switzerland and the United Kingdom to avoid paying tax, according to the prosecutor’s office.Reuters was unable to determine if or how this case relates to the details provided in the ‘Panama papers’.Last October a Spanish court ordered that Messi and his father stand trial. The state attorney has proposed jail terms of up to 22 months if they are found guilty.Messi and his father, who has denied the accusations, paid five million euros to the tax authorities as a “corrective” measure after being formally charged in June 2013.Messi is preparing to play for Barca in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at home to Atletico Madrid.
Anticipation about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is rising almost every passing day. A report leaked last week revealed that Samsung may delay the launch of the Note 8 to September, which was earlier tipped to launch on August 26. Now a newly leaked image of the purported Note 8, which is going to succeed last year’s Note 7 shows that the device with sport dual cameras at the rear. The renders further highlight that the upcoming Note 8 may come with a 6.3-inch display.Rumours and leaks about the Note 8 has been surfacing online for quite some time now. One of which confirms that the upcoming device will be much bigger in size when compared to the Note 7, which was launched last year, but failed to gain much success due to battery issues and explode incidents reported by the users worldwide. Now a newly leaked image posted on Weibo, a Chinese micro-blogging site show the Note 8 from both front and back side. As per the leaked image, Note 8 will come with a 6.3-inch display screen. On the other hand, a previously leaked rumour suggested that the device will come packed with a screen much bigger than 6.2-inch and offer an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. This means that Note 8 is going to be the first ever device by Samsung to come with 4K resolution.Photo Credit: WeiboApart from the display, the leaked render on Weibo further confirm dual rear cameras for the Note 8. Similar to the previous rumours, it reveals that Note 8 will come packed with dual cameras at the rear and will sit at the top centre on the device. That being said, Note 8 can possibly be the first dual camera phone by the South Korean company. Meanwhile, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities has revealed that Note 8 will sport a 12-megapixel wide-angle CIS (CMOS image sensors) which will be coupled with dual photodiode and enable users to capture better low-light shots. While the secondary camera will sport a 13-megapixel telephoto CIS with dual 6P technology and 3X zoom.advertisementAlso Read: Galaxy Note 8 could be the most expensive phone by Samsung: ReportAnother report leaked a few days ago suggests that upcoming Note 8 will supposedly be the most expensive device by Samsung until date, much more expensive than its predecessor Note 7. Going by the report, Note 8 is expected to be priced around $900, which is roughly around Rs 58,045. While on the specification front, the device is expected to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. Furthermore, Note 8 is rumoured to come in two variants, one with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835, while the other variant is expected to come with Exynos 9810 processor. While another report suggests that the Note 8 will be backed by a 3200mAh battery set-up. However, these specs should be taken with a pinch of salt for now.
World Cup Pele: My ‘friend’ Maradona couldn’t head or shoot with his right foot! Ben Hayward 19:00 9/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty World Cup The Brazil legend insists he and the Argentine icon are close, but says he was a much more complete player than the Albiceleste 1986 World Cup winner EXCLUSIVE Pele says he and Diego Maradona are friends, despite a constant war of words over the years, but believes the two former World Cup winners should not be compared.The Brazilian won three World Cups, the last of those in 1970 in Mexico, while the former Napoli great led Argentina to the trophy in that same country in 1986.In a book published last year about that triumph, Maradona hit out at Pele for criticism he said the Brazilian made ahead of the tournament, while the Argentine also often plays down the achievements of his South American rival. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina “I can’t explain why Maradona is so concerned with that,” Pele told Goal in an exclusive interview. “Because I always say that he was one of the best in the world, and that’s true.”Now, we can’t say that Maradona was a great header. He didn’t score goals with headers. And we cannot say Maradona shot very well with both feet, because he didn’t shoot with his right, only mainly with his left…”So from time to time, when people make comparisons, I make jokes about that. For me he was a great player, just that you can’t compare Maradona with Pele.”Nevertheless, Pele claims it is all in good humour and says he and Maradona are actually close, despite the constant quarrels over the years.”We are friends,” he said. “We are always joking. I always say to him: ‘Maradona, you can be level with Pele when you have scored more than 1,000 goals.’”And he says: ‘I can’t now, but it doesn’t matter!’”*** Pele was speaking at a Snickers event that saw competition winners from over 20 countries come to Barcelona to play with the legend ***
Turkey Everton’s Tosun sent off for Turkey after supporters attack his father Goal Last updated 1 year ago 05:14 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FABRICE COFFRINI Turkey Tunisia v Turkey Tunisia Friendlies Everton Premier League The forward was shown a straight red card after leaving the pitch to confront fans who were reportedly in an altercation with his family Cenk Tosun was sent off under strange circumstances as Turkey drew 2-2 with Tunisia on Friday. The Everton forward had given his side the lead nine minutes into the second half from the penalty spot, only for Anice Badri to pull the home side level just two minutes later. The drama unfolded shortly after Tunisia’s leveller, with Tosun walking leaving the pitch before launching into an animated confrontation with the supporters in the stands behind the team benches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Reports in Turkey claim that supporters had thrown fireworks, with some hitting the striker’s father and other family members who had made the trip to Geneva to take in the match. While Tosun never entered the stands, with his team-mates and Turkish staff stepping in to make sure he was not in a physical altercation, he was still shown his marching orders for making a throat-slitting gesture towards the crowd. Tosun apologised for his reaction after the game, saying that he saw his father being threatened, but insisted that his gesture was ‘unworthy’ of a Turkey captain.”When I turned my head, I saw a quarrel with my father,” Tosun told reporters. “I didn’t know the whole story. I told them that they were wrong, threatened, unworthy of me.”Character is more important than football. It was an unbecoming gesture. I apologise. I guarantee it won’t happen again.”Ferjani Sassi put Tunisia on top on 79 minutes, but a Caglar Soyuncu goal in stoppage time earned Turkey a draw on the night, despite playing a half-hour with 10 men. Tukey have another friendly with World Cup host nation Russia on Tuesday.
India’s Rahul Dravid, a gift that keeps on givingRahul Dravid, quit international cricket with more than 24,000 runs against his name, has since taken charge of India’s under-19 and A teams, overseeing the seamless transition of youngsters into the senior sideadvertisement Reuters New DelhiMarch 5, 2019UPDATED: March 5, 2019 13:59 IST Rahul Dravid after retiring as a player took over as coach of India’s under-19 and A teams (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRahul Dravid retired from international cricket with more than 24,000 runsDravid has since taken iover as coach of India’s under-19 and A teamsDravid has overseen the seamless transition of youngsters into the senior sideSeven years into his retirement and former Test stalwart Rahul Dravid is still making silent and important contribution for India, shaping the next generation of cricketers who will form the core of the team.For a significant part of his 16-year Test career, Dravid was the bulwark in India’s star-studded batting lineup that also included Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S Laxman.A classical batsman who built his game around a near-impregnable defence and an over-my-dead-body attitude, ‘The Wall’ was a purist’s delight even though team mates often eclipsed his best efforts.His 95 in his very first Test innings was overshadowed by fellow debutant Ganguly’s century in the 1996 match at Lord’s. Three years later, Dravid hit 145 in a World Cup match against Sri Lanka but once again Ganguly’s 183 was the talking point.Dravid’s 180 in the 2001 Kolkata Test was crucial to India’s stunning victory against Australia but still ended up being second fiddle to Laxman’s epic 281.Having quit international cricket with more than 24,000 runs against his name, Dravid has since taken charge of India’s under-19 and A teams, overseeing the seamless transition of youngsters into the senior side.Among his wards, Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shah and Hanuma Vihari have taken to Test cricket like duck to water, all-rounder Vijay Shankar is staking World Cup claims, while Shubhman Gill broke into the ODI team in New Zealand.”He’s been a great mentor for us,” Agarwal, who impressed on his maiden tour in Australia, told Reuters.”We can always walk up to him, speak to him about our batting, about our thought process, the way we approach an innings or if there’s any technical difficulty.”advertisementShoehorned into the Indian side midway through the Test series following an opening crisis, Agarwal impressed immediately with two 75-plus knocks in three innings.The 28-year-old said Dravid helped him understand how to manage mental energy in the long format.”We had a few chats about my game and he figured that part out,” Agarwal added.”He said ‘to do well in Test cricket, you need to manage your mental energy because you are up and about for all five days’. That’s something we spoke about.”Also we figured out things we can control in the middle and focus on doing them.”Lokesh Rahul is another beneficiary of Dravid’s deep understanding of the game – accumulated over 164 Tests and 344 ODIs – and batsmanship in particular.Rahul, 26, was in crisis after a slump in form was followed by a brief suspension for inappropriate comments on a television chat show.Sent home midway through the Test series in Australia, Rahul joined the A team under Dravid and found his mojo back in the five matches against England Lions.He has since looked his free-flowing self in the two Twenty20 matches against Australia, scoring 50 and 47, a turnaround he credited to the time he spent with Dravid.”Fortunately, I got to play some India A games and some games where the pressure was a little less, so that I can focus on my skill and my technique,” Rahul said last week.”I spent a lot of time with Rahul Dravid, working on my game and chatting about cricket. He helped me a lot in the games I played for India A.”Also Read | Dravid effect: Like India, Pakistan wants former cricketers for coaching juniorsAlso Read | India one of the favourites, hope they peak at right time, says Rahul DravidFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Rahul DravidFollow Indian cricket teamFollow India Under-19Follow India A
Career Job Expo in Bridgewater, hosted by the Employment Solutions Society, Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Bridgewater Plaza The annual Hire International Skills Job fair in Halifax hosted by the Office of Immigration, Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Westin Nova Scotian Bilingual Career Exploration Day in Dartmouth, hosted by the Canadian Parents for French, Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Dartmouth Sportsplex During the events, Department of Labour and Workforce Development staff will promote career development tools including the Career Options website, www.nscareeroptions.ca . The site is a valuable resource for people looking for information on wages, training paths, job prospects and employers for over 300 occupational groups. People can also access information about career planning, post-secondary education and training options, labour market information and workplace resources for both employees and employers. Other resources include Parents as Career Coaches workshops and the Bright Career Futures portal for youth. Parents as Career Coaches is a series of free workshops directed at parents of high school and junior high school students preparing to make big educational and workforce decisions. The workshops help parents understand the labour market and the role they can play in guiding and supporting their children as they move from high school to post-secondary education or the workforce. Enrolment is happening now, and for more information please visit www.parentsascareercoaches.ca . Bright Career Futures is an interactive web resource for young people that promotes career opportunities that are in high demand across the province. The website highlights careers in aerospace, financial services, information technology, skilled trades and health care. The site’s tools encourage young people to connect with the people, programs and resources needed to develop skills and build rewarding careers in Nova Scotia. The province is encouraging Nova Scotians to explore career and education opportunities by taking advantage of career planning and labour market information, as part of Canada Career Week, which runs until Friday, Nov. 6. “This week reminds us of the great career resources that are available for Nova Scotians looking for work or making a career transition,” said Labour and Workforce Development Minister Marilyn More. “In this time of economic change, I encourage all Nova Scotians to take a moment to familiarize themselves with the tools that can help them develop a career plan.” Canada Career Week was created to promote opportunities for career and educational planning, and to help employers connect with job seekers. The Department of Labour and Workforce Development will participate in various activities throughout the week, including:
TORONTO – Even the iconic Eaton Centre mall wasn’t a refuge from the rain as a storm rolled through downtown Toronto on Wednesday afternoon.Numerous people posted videos on Twitter as water poured from the ceiling of the shopping centre.One person tweeted “It’s raining inside Eaton Centre,” and video showed pools of water on the floors and a woman continuing to shop as water poured from the ceiling of a store.Security guards were putting down barriers to keep the water from flowing into other shops.A spokeswoman for mall operator Cadillac Fairview says a water leak, believed to have been caused by the rain, started on the third level of the shopping centre at about 4:30 p.m. and flowed down to the lower levels.Michele Enhaynes says the source of the leak has been found and part of the mall is closed off, affecting some stores.“The shopping mall is operational but there a few retail clients closed for the evening including Ted Baker, Guess, Marciano and Massimo Dutti,” Enhaynes said in an email.The areas affected by the flood were closed “in order to ensure the safety of our tenants, guests and staff,” she said.Much of southern Ontario was under severe thunderstorm watches and warnings on Wednesday afternoon. Electrical utility Hydro One said about 26,000 customers were without power Wednesday night, many due to storm-related outages. That was down from 47,000 earlier in the day.Toronto Hydro reported early Thursday that approximately 3,600 customers were without power, down from 16,500 at the height of the storm.
Advertisement Twitter Spoiler alert: This story contains spoilers for Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black.Actress Samira Wiley has moved on from Orange Is the New Black — she now has a role in must-see series The Handmaid’s Tale, which began Sunday on Bravo — but her OITNB character, Poussey Washington, is the face of a promotional campaign for the new season.Murals went up in eight cities around the world last week with depictions of Poussey, the words “Stand Up” and the hashtag #OITNB. Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Netflix, which airs the prison drama, has described the murals as both a tease for the fifth season, which begins June 9, and a tribute to Poussey, who died at the end of Season 4 when she was accidentally suffocated by a guard.
Advertisement Advertisement Twitter With Paul Thomas Anderson’s surprise appearance in best director came the snub of Martin McDonagh, the writer and director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which earned an impressive seven nominations—including the all-important best picture bellwether of best editing. McDonagh‘s absence doesn’t necessarily doom Billboards—it was Ben Affleck’s famous snub in director that helped propel Argo to best picture—but it‘s possibly a sign that the Academy may like Three Billboards a lot without being bowled over by its craft. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Oscar nominations are out, and with them the usual selection of gasp-inducing moments for the would-be nominees who found themselves shut out. Below, a look at some of the morning‘s biggest snubs and surprises, from the Academy‘s depth of affection for a movie about a cranky costume designer to the best-cinematography nominee who made two different kinds of history.FRANCO, MAKE ROOM FOR WASHINGTONThe lingering question in the best-actor category was whether the allegations of sexual misconduct against James Franco, published days before Oscar voting ended, were widely read enough to deny the Disaster Artist star a best-actor nomination that had been widely expected. Apparently, it was. Even though Roman J. Israel, Esq. had a dismal box-office run and middling reviews, the still-electric star power of Denzel Washington seemed to be enough to push him into this category—even over Tom Hanks, who still has not had an Oscar nomination since Cast Away. With Gary Oldman still the likeliest winner—though he has his own tricky history—Oscar’s potential brush with controversy could still be coming . . . but they dodged a major bullet by leaving Franco out of the conversation.THE PHANTOM THREAD SURGEThe moody period piece released late in the year seemed destined to be a critical favorite that flew under the Academy’s radar, having earned two Golden Globe nominations and little else. (Daniel Day-Lewis was even snubbed by SAG!) But the film showed up strong on nomination morning, earning not just the expected nod for Day-Lewis and the hoped-for nod for composer Jonny Greenwood (his first nomination!), but attention for Lesley Manville in supporting actress, the exquisite costume design, and most surprising of all, best director for Paul Thomas Anderson—as well as best picture. None of this means any guaranteed wins; even Day-Lewis is an underdog. But what a pleasant surprise for the film‘s fans as well as for Focus Features, which has another best-picture nominee with Darkest Hour.THREE BILLBOARDS IS TRIUMPHANT, BUT WHERE’S MARTIN MCDONAGH? Login/Register With: Facebook
Kolkata: Male passengers of Sealdah-Barasat section put up a blockade at Barasat station demanding permission to board the ladies special trains. However, Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel were able to clear the track within a short time.On Friday morning, some male passengers boarded the ladies special train and despite the women passengers raised an objection, these passengers didn’t move out the train. RPF and GRP personnel were informed. RPF asked the male passengers to leave the compartments. Soon the GRP personnel also arrived. But, as the RPF and GRP personnel were less in number they could only request the passengers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaLater, a large police force comprising RPF and GRP personnel forced the male passengers to evacuate the compartments. This created an unrest situation. Within minutes, a huge mob of male passengers put up a blockade obstructing the ladies special protesting the action by RPF and GRP personnel. Male passengers claimed they had to face immense trouble as general trains ran packed while many seats in ladies special trains remained vacant. Therefore, male passengers must be allowed to board the ladies special, they said. A source informed that though male passengers demanded permission to board ladies special trains, railway authority clearly stated that the demand will not be granted as such trains were meant for the female passengers for their safety. After sometime, RPF and GRP personnel forced the male passengers to withdraw the blockade.
Rabat – An elderly Moroccan woman attempted to commit suicide by climbing up an electricity pole in the neighborhood of Hassan in Rabat.Staying on the pole for two hours, the woman eventually climbed down after being convinced by a fireman.As soon as news of the incident spread, police and emergency workers rushed to the scene to ensure the woman’s safety. While on the top of the electricity pole, the woman was heard to cry, ”Long live the King…live long Mohammed VI…I want my rights…I want my own property back.”Initial reports have not determined what motivated the woman to climb the pole.
The main opposition UNP today raised suspicions on the break-in and entry into the house of journalist Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema on Saturday.UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that the government had got agitated soon after the incident and was doing all it can to prove that it was robbery. The UNP General Secretary also hailed the actions of the police and the 119 service saying the speedy response to the call made by Mandana’s husband Romesh may have saved the family from disaster. (Colombo Gazette)Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/TTTTTTUNP.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Attanayake said that since investigations were ongoing he did not want to assume anything but yet there were still questions raised on the suspects. He said that the government wanted to show that the incident was nothing serious and had even released a special statement to that effect.
Autopsy results have confirmed that the three year old boy found dead inside a car in Burlington yesterday was killed by the heat.An autopsy performed on Thursday May 24th determined the child died from hyperthermia from being left in the hot vehicle for an extended period of time.Last July, Dr. Anthony Crocco sat inside a parked car to show what happens to your body on a hot day“Just being in that car for the first 30 seconds, was a physically uncomfortable experience for me. I started to sweat, my heart racing a bit, felt really uncomfortable, didn’t want to be there”.Crocco says it’s even more dangerous for a child.“With children they’re in a car seat, it acts as an insulator when they’re in a car. It’s like wearing a blanket in a hot car”.Under the province’s good Samaritan act, you are legally allowed to break a car window if you’re trying to save a life but you should always call 911 first.
MONTREAL — A court of Quebec judge has ruled that SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is headed to trial on charges of fraud and corruption.The decision is the latest step in criminal proceedings that began last fall after the Montreal-based engineering and construction giant failed to secure a deferred prosecution agreement, a kind of plea deal that would have seen the firm agree to pay a fine rather than face prosecution.Over the past four months, SNC-Lavalin has found itself in the centre of a political controversy following accusations from former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould that top government officials pressured her to overrule federal prosecutors, who had opted not to negotiate a deferred prosecution agreement with the company. SNC-Lavalin’s sale of 407 hits new obstacles — including an $81-million bill and litigation SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce in the spotlight as ‘reputational hits’ keep coming for embattled company “SNC-Lavalin to step back from 15 countries, swear off fixed-price mining bids after $17 million loss” is locked SNC-Lavalin to step back from 15 countries, swear off fixed-price mining bids after $17 million loss SNC-Lavalin and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have argued that a criminal trial could trigger the company’s exit to the United States and the loss of thousands of jobs.The RCMP has accused SNC-Lavalin of paying $47.7 million in bribes to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011. The company, its construction division and a subsidiary also face one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of $129.8 million.The company can choose a trial by jury or by judge alone. Prior to that, it can opt to apply within 30 days to the Superior Court of Quebec to have Wednesday’s lower court decision quashed.
LEBANON, Ore. – Officers in western Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he was just too fragrant.The Albany Democrat-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1ywUlp0) that the driver gave officers in Linn County the slip in a high-speed chase before dawn Sunday, doing better than 100 mph in a red Honda Prelude whose hood flew off.But Lebanon police later saw the car parked and launched a search by foot.That’s when officers caught a “strong scent of cologne” in the darkness and soon found their suspect hiding in shrubbery.Thirty-five-year-old Charles V. Agosto was jailed on charges including probation violation and trying to elude officers. Officers said he told them he regretted using the cologne.There was no immediate indication he had a lawyer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Sep 29, 2014 4:43 pm MDT Officers say speeding driver was too fast, but he smelled good, a little too good
39 Comments By AFP Short URL 34,280 Views If the US were to wage war on North Korea, what shape would it take? The US Secretary of State has already said that diplomacy has failed. Mar 17th 2017, 9:29 PM Friday 17 Mar 2017, 9:29 PM US SECRETARY OF State Rex Tillerson says diplomacy has failed and military action against nuclear-armed North Korea is an “option on the table,” and President Donald Trump insists a long-range nuke from Pyongyang “won’t happen.”While war with North Korea may be unlikely for now, Pentagon planners and private analysts have given deep thought to how US military intervention with the reclusive country would play out.Hint: There are no easy options, and the risks are enormous.Surgical vs. all-in The US ‘shock and awe’ strike launched against Iraqi targets in 2003. Source: JEROME DELAYPreemptive military action against North Korea would mean the United States and its allies won’t wait until a North Korean nuclear ballistic missile is launched, even though dense defence networks could likely shoot one down.So first question would be whether to go all in — a la Iraq — and push for regime change, or whether to limit intervention to surgical strikes on nuclear program targets.Stratfor, a US private intelligence firm that recently published a paper looking at possible Pentagon options, said Washington does not want a long-term intervention in North Korea, meaning “levels of violence would be limited.”A broader military campaign would risk full-scale war, and Pyongyang would inevitably be forewarned, making it more likely it would carry out its own preemptive strikes.Bruce Klingner, who formerly worked for the CIA and now specializes in Korean and Japanese affairs for the Heritage Foundation think tank, warned that any preemptive allied strikes or missile shoot-downs should only occur in the event of an imminent North Korean attack.War hardwareThe United States has an “ironclad” alliance with South Korea and has stationed thousands of troops there since the end of the Korean War, with about 28,000 currently based in the South.The two countries are also currently running joint military drills called the Foal Eagle exercises.A strike on the North would likely come via US stealth bombers, which can penetrate deep into enemy territory without leaving a significant radar trail.While North Korea has good air defences, these would be no match for stealth planes like the B-2 bomber, the F-22 fighter and, eventually, the F-35.America also has ships and submarines in the region, so firing cruise missiles from unexpected locations is also an option.What to strike USAF B-52 bomber, fully laden with it’s complement of bombs en route to the Gulf in 1991. Source: Gerald Penny/PA ImagesB-2 stealth bombers carrying Massive Ordnance Penetrator bombs and other armaments could easily incapacitate North Korea’s known nuclear production sites and weapons storage facilities.Stratfor says an initial wave of bombing could be followed up by a massive barrage of F-22 strikes and cruise missiles that would focus on wiping out North Korea’s weapons delivery vehicles.Pyongyang has about 200 of the so-called Transporter Erector Launchers (TELs) dotted around the country.But destroying Pyongyang’s obvious military targets does little to prevent North Korea delivering a nuclear device through other means — perhaps via a civilian fishing boat — that would be detonated by a suicide operative.The North’s response North Korean soldiers parade through Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. Source: Wong Maye-E/PA ImagesLeader Kim Jong-Un is well aware he has limited — but powerful — options when it comes to retaliation.An all-out attack on South Korea, Japan and US military bases would most likely bring about a massive international response and hasten the end of his regime.But even a limited response would be devastating.North Korea has amassed artillery units along its border with South Korea.The capital, Seoul, is only about 55 km away and some of the canons could rain shells onto the city of 10 million.Even limited shelling and rocket fire would likely lead to mass casualties.But that would end badly for the North, said Stratfor analyst Sim Tack, who co-authored the report.It would put “the United States and its allies into a position where they have no choice but to come in and try and destroy the entire military capability of North Korea,” Tack told AFP.Unknowns Stratfor warns the US and its allies lack perfect intelligence on North Korea, so they would not be certain they had destroyed all nuclear devices and delivery vehicles.“The longer the North Korean program evolves, the more this becomes a reality,” the Stratfor report states.Realistically, absent the use of nuclear weapons or the invasion and occupation of North Korea, the United States and its allies are already at a point where they cannot guarantee the complete removal of the threat of a North Korean nuclear attack.Another big unknown is China.Beijing likes having North Korea as a buffer between itself and US-allied South Korea, but also has shown signs of impatience over North Korea’s continued nuclear testing.© – AFP 2017Read: North Korea says it’s launching missiles as training for real-life strikes on US bases >Read: North Korea is holding at least 11 Malaysians ‘hostage’ > Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/3293940
E.coli : quatre nouveaux cas à LilleDepuis le début de la semaine, quatre nouvelles personnes dont un bébé ont été hospitalisées à Lille. D’après les symptômes qu’elles présentent, la bactérie E.coli serait bien responsable de la contamination qui pourrait à nouveau provenir de la consommation de steaks hachés. La bactérie E.coli a de nouveau frappé. Hier, l’Agence régionale de santé (ARS) a annoncé que quatre nouveaux cas ont été recensés et hospitalisés au CHU de Lille en début de semaine. Il s’agirait de trois enfants, dont deux appartiennent à la même famille, et d’un bébé âgé de 7 mois. À lire aussiGrève des médecins : 70% des cliniques privées seraient touchéesPour l’instant, les médecins n’ont pas déterminé avec certitude l’agent responsable de l’infection. Mais au vu des symptômes des patients, la bactérie E.coli est fortement soupçonnée. Ainsi, l’ARS a indiqué que “des investigations alimentaires et microbiologiques étaient en cours” pour déterminer s’il s’agit bien d’une infection par E.coli, mais qu’il existe de “fortes chances” que ce soit le cas. Entre le 14 juin et le 1er juillet, 9 enfants ont en effet déjà été hospitalisés à Lille pour des diarrhées sanglantes et des insuffisances rénales après avoir consommé des steaks hachés de la marque “Steaks country” commercialisés par l’enseigne Lidl. Ceux-ci étaient porteurs de la bactérie E.coli O157, une souche distincte de celle responsable des décès en Allemagne et en Suède. Selon l’ARS, la famille du bébé hospitalisé a justement consommé des steaks hachés de cette marque, mais deux des autres cas ne semble pas avoir mangé de viande hachée. L’origine de la contamination reste donc encore incertaine. Le 7 juillet 2011 à 12:13 • Maxime Lambert
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