4 policemen suspended as boy dies in crossfire

first_imgFour policemen including two sub-inspectors were suspended on Thursday after an eight-year-old nursery student Madhav Bhardwaj was shot dead in an encounter with robbers at Mohanpura village, in Mathura on Wednesday. The suspensions came after a probe was conducted into the death of the child with the villagers alleging that the child was hit by police bullet. ₹5 lakh compensationInspector General of Police, Agra range, Raja Shrivastava suspended the sub-inspectors Virendra Singh and Saurabbh Sharma and two policemen Udham Singh and Subhash for their prime facie failure to attend to the boy immediately after he was hit by the bullet while playing in the nearby park. Mr. Shrivastava also announced a magisterial probe into the incident and announced a compensation of ₹5 lakh to the boy’s family. According to Vinay Chauhan, Circle Officer Mathura, a team of policemen had reached Mohanpura village after getting information that Manoj, an accused in a recent loot case, was seen in the village.“Manoj and his group fired at the police. The police retaliated. In the crossfire, a bullet which was fired from the gang’s side, hit Madhav on his head. Though he was rushed to the local hospital, he succumbed to the injuries,” said Mr. Chauhan who also denied police shooting in the episode.An FIR was being registered on the basis of a complaint filed by the villagers, the police said. Shiv Shankar, Madhav’s grandfather told The Hindu: “The tragedy happened in no time. The last time I saw Madhav, he was playing in the park. After that I saw some policemen who started firing. Madhav, who was playing in the park, got hit.”last_img read more

Maradona wants to keep coaching UAE club Al Wasl

first_imgDiego Maradona has said he would like to continue as coach of Dubai’s Al Wasl team despite the club’s announcement of his dismissal.Maradona, expected to meet with the club’s board of directors, said on Wednesday he was confident that they would be “willing” to keep him and they would “reach a good deal,” reports Xinhua quoting local media.”I would like to say that I have always wished to continue in this marvellous land that has received me so well. I am especially grateful to the sheik (Ahmed bin Rashid) for having welcomed me and given me the opportunity to coach a team from the United Arab Emirates,” Maradona said in a statement.Maradona last year signed a 4.1 million-dollar two-season contract with Al Wasl Football Club and the contract ends in 2013.But after the club ended its 12-team league season in eighth place, with no championship wins, the board, headed by Rashid, announced via Twitter it was letting Maradona go.Maradona said he had already talked with club owners about the key issue of buying talent and improving Al Wasl’s performance on the field.”In the past few days, we have been talking and trying to reach a deal on buying players, a necessary requirement for winning championships that make the club’s fans happy and make sheik Ahmed happy, too,” Maradona said.”Regretfully, the club has announced something I don’t agree with, because my wish was and is to continue coaching Al Wasl and if the club can’t buy players due to a lack of budget, there is always the possibility of talking it over with the board and finding solutions,” Maradona added.advertisementlast_img read more

Katie Ledecky wins 4 events at Swim Series meet

first_imgAnton Ipsen won the men’s 1,500 in 15:16.19 for his third title of the week. He earlier won the 400 and 800 freestyles.Other winners of multiple races included Michael Andrew in the men’s 50 backstroke and 50 freestyle, Annie Lazor in the women’s 100 and 200 breaststrokes, Simone Manuel in the women’s 50 and 100 freestyles, Ryan Murphy in the men’s 100 and 200 backstrokes, Josh Prenot in the men’s 400 individual medley and 200 breaststroke and Regan Smith in the women’s 100 and 200 backstrokes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars United States’ Katie Ledecky leaves the hall after winning the gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. APKNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Katie Ledecky won the 1,500-meter freestyle Saturday for her fourth individual title of the week in a TYR Pro Swim Series meet.Ledecky finished in 15 minutes, 45.59 seconds. The five-time Olympic gold medalist won the 200 freestyle, 400 individual medley and 400 freestyle earlier in the four-day event at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mavericks guard JJ Barea has season-ending Achilles tear Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View commentslast_img read more

Asian Games: Neha replaces Pooja in TT

first_imgPaddler Neha Aggarwal (in pic) has been included in the Asian Games squad after Pooja Sahasrabudhe pulled out due to personal reasons. The 10-member table tennis team will be spearheaded by Sharath Kamal. “The team was selected on the basis of the players’ national and international ranking besides taking into account their current form,” Bhawani Mukherjee told MAIL TODAY.Squad: Men: A. Sharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, Anthony Amalraj & Sanil Shetty. Women: Ankita Das, Madhurika Patkar, Poulomi Ghatak, Manika Batra and Neha Aggarwal.last_img read more

Euro 2016: The final hurrah

first_imgThe upcoming UEFA European Championship 2016 is sure to make or break a few careers with young footballers getting a chance to showcase their skills on the world stage. But for a certain list of players, the tournament might be their final hurrah. (Everything you need to know about Euro 2016 host cities)The ageing players – legends in their own right – will get one final shot at glory when the quadrennial event begins in France on June 10. The list mostly consists of goalkeepers who are on the wrong end of the thirties. (New finalists, familiar title contenders at expanded Euro 2016)Iker Casillas (35), SpainIker Casillas is one of the most decorated footballers in history and the longest serving player for Spain. During his heydays, the goalkeeper was also known as ‘Saint Iker’. He is the sixth most-capped player of all time in international football with 166 appearances and under his captaincy, Spain went on to win their first ever FIFA World Cup in 2010 and twice clinched the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012. In club football – Casillas, 35, played for Real Madrid for a record sixteen seasons to become the second most capped player for the club after Raul. He won five La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles and three UEFA Champions League trophies to name a few with the Spanish giants. Casillas, who currently plays for FC Porto, was a part of the UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 2012. (Euro 2016: Golden chance for young players to shine)advertisementGigi Buffon and Iker Casillas both might be playing in their final European Championship. (Reuters Photo) Gianluigi Buffon (38), ItalyConsidered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon is the most capped player in the history of Italian football with 156 caps. He made his debut for his national side at the age of 19 in 1997 and the rest they say is history. The 38-year-old won the Yashin Award as the best goalkeeper in the 2006 FIFA World Cup which Italy won. He set a World Cup record during the tournament by conceding just two goals in seven matches with five clean sheets. He took over the captaincy from Fabio Cannavaro in 2011 and created yet another record in the Euro 2012 qualifiers by going 644 minutes without conceding a goal. Italy were eventually beaten 4-0 by Spain in the tournament final but Buffon was elected in the Team of the Tournament thanks to his performances.Zlatan Ibrahimovic (34), SwedenZlatan ibrahimovic celebrates a goal for Sweden in his trademark style. (Reuters Photo)Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most well-known football player to come out of his country and is one of the most expensive players in club football. He is the all-time leading goal-scorer for Sweden and has represented top football clubs like Barcelona, Ajax, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan during his illustrious career. He is also the highest-scorer for Paris Saint-Germain, the club he recently parted ways with. Ibrahimovic was in terrific form in the Euro 2016 qualifiers and almost single-handedly guided his country into the main draw. He scored 11 goals in total to finish as the second-highest scorer in the qualifiers after Poland’s Robert Lewandowski. Zlatan was also a part of the UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament in 2012.Gabor Kiraly (40), HungaryHungary’s star goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly will be the oldest player to appear in the Euro 2016 in France. Kiraly, 40, made his international debut in 1998 and has since played in over 100 matches for Hungary. In club football, he spent most of his career playing for Hertha BSC and appeared in 198 games for the German club. In the Premier League, he has played for clubs like Crystal Palace, Fulham, West Ham United and Aston Villa. Kiraly is also known as a trendsetter for goalkeepers and wears grey trackpants instead of shorts in most of the matches that he plays.Robbie Keane (35), Republic of IrelandIreland great Robbie Keane is the all-time leading goal-scorer and the most-capped player for his country with 143 appearances. Keane became the highest international scorer among active players with 67 goals, following the retirement of Germany’s Miroslav Klose in 2014. He is also the all-time top-scorer in European Championship qualification matches. In the English Premier League, Keane played for clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Leeds United, West Ham United and Aston Villa. He scored 126 goals in the league and currently plays for Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy.last_img read more

GALLERY: Best photos from East Asia League: Terrific 12 2019

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Here are some of the best stills from the tournament:Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ LATEST STORIES The week-long East Asia League: Terrific 12 tournament in Macau saw the best ball clubs in the region, including three Philippine teams, test their mettle against each other.Lance Stephenson and his new club Liaoning Flying Leopards took the crown after surviving Seoul in the final.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Novak Djokovic to play in Tokyo after shoulder injury View comments Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architectlast_img read more

IOC sets up human rights advisory committee starting in 2024

first_imgTokyo, Dec 1 (AP) The IOC has set up an advisory committee on human rights chaired by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the former United Nations commissioner for human rights.President Thomas Bach said Saturday at meetings in the Japanese capital that “human rights standards” will be included in Olympic host-city contracts beginning with the 2024 Olympic in Paris.Bach was asked if the committee would look at human rights in China, where the ruling Communist Party has been criticised for the interment of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in western China.Beijing is the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, and spent USD 40 billion to hold the 2008 Olympics.Bach said the IOC would not question China because it “has not the mandate nor the authority to solve the human rights problems” that are clearly “political issues.”A recent report by Human Rights Watch said the interment centers in western China involved “arbitrary detention, torture and mistreatment.””These rampant abuses violate fundamental rights of freedom of expression, religion, and privacy and protections from torture,” Human Rights Watch wrote.Bach suggested the committee would focus on issues like the rights of transgender athletes.”We should concentrate on what we can really achieve and what we can really do,” Bach said.The IOC has been faulted for overlooking human rights abuses in countries that spend billions to host the Olympics.”Promoting humanistic values in sport has been a core feature of the IOC since its beginning,” Bach said in a prepared statement.”Our mission, to put sport at the service of humanity, goes hand in hand with human rights, which is part of our DNA.”(AP) RUPRUPadvertisementlast_img read more

Realme C1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, iPhone XR: Best phones to buy in December

first_imgOctober is usually when most major smartphone launches take place after which there is a lull until CES in January. But strangely that has not been the case this year. Even after the new iPhones and Pixels, a lot of companies continued to launch some new smartphones all the way into December. Late November, Huawei announced the Mate 20 Pro in India. Earlier this week, we got the Oppo R17 Pro in the country. And in a few days, HMD will be bringing the Nokia 8.1 to India. It’s safe to say that this has been a really busy year for smartphone launches.With only a few weeks left to go before 2018 comes to a close, it is now safe to say that the following list of phones are some of the best this year. We take a look at phones ranging from affordable to the ultra premium to help you find the right phone for your budget.Best phone(s) under Rs 10,000Realme C1: Rs 6,999Realme has surprised everyone by offering some really impressive phone in the budget segment, which is not an easy feat to achieve in today’s competitive scenario. After laying the groundowrk with the Realme 1 and Realme 2, the company took thing up a notch with the Realme 2 Pro, C1 and U1. The Realme C1 (Review) is the cheapest phone with a notched display. It is in fact very similar to the Realme 2, but at a cheaper price point. The Realme C1 sports a 6.2-inch notched display, Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM. It houses a 4,230mAh battery similar to the Realme 2. The entry-level smartphone comes with a 13MP + 2MP dual camera setup on the back with PDAF and f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP front-facing sensor. It ships with Android 8.1 Oreo with Oppo’s ColorOS 5.1 on topadvertisementRedmi 6: Rs 8,499The Redmi Note 5 was so far one of the best value smartphones under Rs 10,000, but Xiaomi has quietly discontinued the phone this week. But that’s okay because Xiaomi has more than enough budget phones to take its place such as the Redmi 6.The Redmi 6 comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ Full-Screen display with 1440 x 720 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It offers AI-powered dual cameras on the rear panel. The smartphone includes a primary sensor of 12-megapixel and secondary sensor of 5-megapixel with 1.25 micron pixel size for depth shots. On the front, the phone carries a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies paired with AI portrait mode. It is powered by Helio P22 processor paired with up to 3GB RAM and 64GB storage.Best phone(s) under Rs 20,000Realme 2 Pro: Rs 13,990By far the most impressive Realme phone this year, the Realme 2 Pro (Review) is probably the most powerful device you can get under Rs 15,000. With a Snapdragon 660 chipset running the show, you can expect nothing short of a beast while performing day-to-day tasks, browsing heavy apps and playing graphic intensive games like PUBG. But the Realme 2 Pro is not just about raw power as it also offers a premium dewdrop design with a bright and immersive waterdrop display.Powering the Realme 2 Pro is an octa-core Snapdragon 660 AIE chipset with Adreno 512 GPU. This is coupled with up to 8GB of RAM for smooth and swift multitasking experience. The company is also touting a great gaming experience thanks to a powerful mid-range chipset. The phone will be offered with up to 128GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Realme 2 Pro houses a 3,500mAh battery that will deliver a full day of battery life. It also supports dual 4G and dual VoLTE. The phone also offers 16MP sensors for all three cameras on board.Nokia 6.1 Plus: Rs 15,999HMD Global probably launched the most number of phones compared to any other company this year. And most of the Nokia phone launched this year have done exceptionally well by offering a classy and premium design along with good performance. The Nokia 6.1 Plus (Review) is a culmination of that and it is probably one of the most economically priced Nokia phones in the market. The Nokia 5.1 Plus brings a 5.8-inch FHD+ (1080×2280) TFT display with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Powering the device is an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 400GB via microSD card. The Nokia 6.1 Plus bears a dual camera setup which includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with similar aperture. The phone houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C port. Notably, the Android One phone got updated to Android 9 Pie, making it an even sweeter deal for anyone looking for an affordable smartphone with Pie.advertisementMotorola One Power: Rs 15,999Motorola hasn’t had the most memorable year. The company managed to launch only a few phones in the Moto E, Moto G and Moto Z-series. It had to scrap the Moto X-series to cut down cost. Out of the phones that did launch, only a few managed to really break through in the Indian market, and one of them is the Motorola One Power (Review). The reason being we finally got an Android One phone from the company and it now also happens to be the only Motorola phone to run Android 9 Pie.The One Power sports a 6.2-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with support for expandability. One major highlight is that the One Power houses a 5,000mAh battery that will deliver a good two days of battery life on a single charge. As for the camera, the One Power comes with a 16MP + 5MP setup on the back and a 12-megapixel sensor on the front. The One Power recently got updated to Android 9 Pie.Best phone(s) under Rs 30,000Poco F1: Rs 20,999Now that we are nearing the end of 2018, it is safe to say that the Poco F1 is the most disruptive smartphone this year. Priced starting at Rs 20,999, the Poco F1 (Review) is the cheapest with a Snapdragon 845 and is tagged as a flagship killer of the kind OnePlus used to be back in the day. The phone may not offer a premium glass design or a unique look, but it makes up for that by offering a flagship chipset at an affordable price. And if power is the only thing you’re looking for, then the Poco F1 is your best bet. The Poco F1 brings a 6.18-inch FHD+ display with a 18.7:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The dual camera setup on the back includes a 12MP + 5MP setup while the front gets a 20MP selfie sensor. The phone also houses a large 4,000mAh battery to take you through a good day and a half. Pocophone has confirmed that the Poco F1 will get Android 9 Pie as well as Android Q in the future.Asus ZenFone 5Z: Rs 27,999Asus quietly released two extremely impressive phones this year that managed to take on some of the biggest competition head-to-head. If it was the Zenfone Max Pro M1 in the budget segment, it is the Zenfone 5Z in the premium affordable segment. The Zenfone 5Z (Review) managed to take OnePlus to task by offering a Snapdragon 845 chipset along with a premium design language and fst charging at under Rs 30,000.advertisementThe ZenFone 5Z brings a tall 6.2-inch FHD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset and the base variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The ZenFone 5Z houses a 3,300mAh battery with fast charging support, supports stereo speakers and High-Res audio, among other things. The phone runs Android Oreo-based ZenUI and Asus says it has cut down on a lot of bloatware, keeping things cleaner and simpler. The dual camera setup includes a primary 12-megapixel sensor with large 1.4um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, dual-pixel phase detection autofocus, four-axis OIS and EIS. The secondary camera comes with an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor for depth of field shots. Up front, the ZenFone 5Z sports an 8-megapixel sensor and the cameraBest phone(s) under Rs 50,000OnePlus 6T: Rs 37,999The OnePlus 6T (Review) succeeds the OnePlus 6 and is now the only OnePlus phone available in the market. It brings an updated design such as a bigger display with a smaller notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor, while keeping most of the internals the same as its predecessor.The OnePlus 6T sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with up to 8GB of RAM. The glass on the front and back is also upgraded to Gorilla Glass 6. The 6T also loses to features – a physical fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, the OnePlus 6T gets an in-display fingerprint sensor that will unlock the device in 0.34 seconds. The 6T houses a 3,700mAh battery with Dash Charge support and ships with Android 9 Pie. The 6T sports a 16MP + 20MP camera setup on the back with f/1.7 aperture and OIS + EIS support, and 16MP front-facing sensor. OnePlus is touting a new Nightscape feature that uses HDR algorithm to improve low-light photography.Oppo R17 Pro: Rs 45,990Oppo this week announced the R17 Pro in India. This is the first time the company is bringing its premium lineup to the country as it looks to grab a bigger share of the market. The R17 Pro comes with a unique gradient design, waterdrop display, Snapdragon 710 chipset and SuperVOOC flash charging among other things.With the R17 Pro, you get tall 6.4-inch FHD+ Waterdrop display. The phone also gets the latest Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front and back. The 3D curved rear panel is further made appealing as it gets a gradient design, called Radient Mist that is made up of blue and purple hues. Powering the Oppo R17 Pro is an octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset. This is coupled with 8GB of RAM for a smooth multitasking experience. The Oppo R17 Pro also offers an in-display fingerprint sensor and a triple rear camera system. The primary camera offers a 12MP sensor with a Smart Aperture feature that can switch between f/1.5 to f/2.4 depending on the lighting condition.The phone supports up to 50W SuperVOOC fast charging, which promises to charge the device from zero to 40 per cent in just 10 minutes and 100 per cent in just 40 minutes.Best phone(s) that money can buySamsung Galaxy Note 9: Rs 67,900The Galaxy Note 9 (Review) is a return to form for Samsung and is perhaps the best flagship from the company to date. It gets everything right and ticks all the boxes for a flagship which includes a stunning AMOLED Infinity Display, best-in-class cameras, excellent performance and even an all-day battery life. The Galaxy Note 9 brings everything great about the Note 8 and the S9+ and adds something more to it. And the new S Pen with Bluetooth support also gives you more reasons to use the stylus now. The Galaxy Note 9 sports a 6.4-inch screen with QHD+ (2960×1440) Super AMOLED Infinity display. It is powered by an Exynos 9810 chipset with the base variant getting 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Samsung has also fitted a large 4,000mAh battery, which is a major bump from the Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Galaxy S9+. The device runs Android Oreo out-of-the-box with Samsung’s Experience UI on top. You get a 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup with dual OIS and the f/1.5-2.4 variable aperture feature that has won the Galaxy S9 phones a lot of praise. The front camera is also similar at 8-megapixel and F/1.7 aperture.Google Pixel 3: Rs 71,999The Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ (2160×1080) OLED display with a 18:9 aspect ratio, while the Pixel 3 XL offers a taller 6.3-inch FHD+ (2960×1440) display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a very deep notch. They are powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset that’s paired with 4GB of RAM. The Pixel phones are offered in two storage options – one with 64GB of internal storage and another with 128GB of internal storage.As for the cameras, Google has included two 8MP front-facing cameras, one of which offers a wide-angle lens for group selfies. On the back, both the Pixel phones come with a 12.2MP dual pixel sensor with 1.4 micron pixels, autofocus, dual PDAF, OIS + EIS and f/1.8 aperture. The regular Pixel 3 houses a 2,915mAh battery while the XL model gets a bigger 3,430mAh battery.iPhone XR: Rs 76,999The iPhone XR (Review) is not the most premium iPhone this year, but it is Apple’s best iPhone for most people. This is because the iPhone XR brings most of the same features as the top-tier iPhone XS, and some downgraded features as well, at a price that’s more reachable for a lot of people. In our review, we said that the iPhone XR offers is perfect for consumers looking to upgrade from an iPhone 8 or an older iPhone, and it works despite offering an LCD display and single rear camera.In terms of size, the iPhone XR slots between the iPhone XS and XS Max. It gets a 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina HD display (1792×828). It is powered by the A12 Bionic chipset and brings 3GB of RAM. The iPhone XR also supports Face ID and ships with iOS 12. The single 12MP wide-angle camera on the back comes with OIS and f/1.8 aperture. The front sees a 7MP TrueDepth camera similar to the other two iPhones.Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Rs 69,990The Mate 20 Pro is the first Mate-series phone in India and it is all kinds of premium. The flagship offers a 6.39-inch 2K+ (1440×3120) OLED display with 538 ppi pixel density and 86.90 screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by the latest Kirin 980 chipset from Huawei which is based on a 7nm process that delivers a marked improvement in performance and power efficiency over its predecessor. This is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Mate 20 Pro houses a 4,200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge support. The other big highlight is the Leica-branded triple camera matrix setup on the back. The system includes a 40MP wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 20MP Ultra wide-angle lense with f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The cameras also support laser and phase detection auto focus as well as AIS (AI-based stabilisation). On the front, the Mate 20 Pro sports a 24MP 3D depth sensing camera.last_img read more

Nokia claims to have sold 70 million phones in the last 2 years

first_imgSince the Nokia’s revival two years ago, HMD Global has managed to reach across all the countries where the brand had a considerable fan following and eventually was successful in catering to their individual requirements carefully. The result is impressive — 70 million units happy customers for Nokia in its lifetime.At the Nokia 8.1 launch event, HMD Global proudly made the details of their successful run public. Britta Gerbracht, who looks after the marketing exercises for Nokia in Germany, has confirmed that the ‘new’ Nokia has achieved that impressive figure of 70 million units over the course of just two years. According to WinFuture.de, the number not only includes their latest Android One smartphones but also their entire feature phone lineup. This figure has pushed the brand into the world’s top 10 smartphone manufacturers list, which is indeed a remarkable achievement for a fairly new brand.However, the new Nokia also achieved what it intended before setting off on this journey — consumer trust. While the brand enjoys attention from its nostalgic fans, HMD Global says that their collaboration with Google has made people trust their products and stick to them longer. Gerbracht said that the Android One program has helped them deliver a satisfactory and consistent smartphone experience for an extended duration of time. With Android One, Nokia is able to deliver the latest in the world of Android to their phones, which means that even the older models get to enjoy the latest features, up-to-date performance and enhanced security features. Added to that the choice of premium yet robust material and Nokia says their customers are willing to hold onto their devices for at least two years, which is higher than the average of 1.5 years.advertisementAs we said, part of the Nokia crowd also includes the nostalgic fans who have retained their faith on the brand. Nokia says that the average age of the consumer who prefers a Nokia is 35 years old. This age group wants to relive the older Nokia experience provided by its successful models of N-series and Lumia series from the yesteryears. Also, around 80 per cent of this group is male. However, Nokia wants to change with their current portfolio and appeal with products that cater to the youngsters under the age of 20. Nokia will do that with the help of e-sports, whose popularity is on the rise amongst youngsters.Whenever it comes to higher sales figures, every manufacturer relies on its affordable offerings and Nokia’s success story isn’t any different. The company has found immense popularity with its ultra-affordable Android One smartphones. Nokia says that their 6.1 has been one of their most successful models for this year across major markets around the globe. The Nokia 7 Plus was also a bestseller for the brand while the Nokia 3.1 came up to be a noticeably successful model for the German market. And in order to keep these customers happy, Nokia has been trying its best to keep them updated with the latest in software enhancements from Google.However, Nokia also wants to have a fairly successful run in the flagship segment. Their last flagship offering – the Nokia 8 Sirocco, couldn’t capture the market’s fancy despite being offered with last year’s Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset, a curved edge display and completely stock build of Android. While Nokia didn’t hint anything towards the highly anticipated penta-camera Nokia 9, they expressed their desire to establish their presence in the flagship territory with something that appeals globally.ALSO READ | OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition to launch with 50W Warp charger, will come with 10GB RAMlast_img read more

Depleted India hope for substantial medals at Asian Athletics Championships 2019

first_imgA severely depleted Indian contingent is unlikely to repeat its unprecedented top-of-the-table finish in the last edition but is still expected to win a substantial number of medals when the Asian Athletics Championships begins here on Sunday.India had finished on top of the table with a record-breaking haul of 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze) in the 2017 Championships held in Bhubaneswar. China had finished second with 20 medals.But this time, the 42-member Indian team is not expected to achieve that kind of success with several athletes, including star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, missing out of the continental flagship event due to various reasons, including injuries.The biggest name in Indian athletics, Neeraj has suffered an elbow sprain during practice in Patiala and he is not defending the title he had won in 2017. National record holders Dharun Ayyasamy (men’s 400m Hurdles), M Sreeshankar (men’s long jump) and Asian Games 800m gold medallist Manjit Singh were also not named in the team due to injuries.Triple jumper Arpinder Singh, training in the USA, did just 16.34m in the Federation Cup (against qualification standard of 16.50m) and later said he’s focusing on the World Championships to be held at the same venue in September-October.Veteran Sudha Singh, who won a gold in the women’s 3000m steeplechase in 2017, was named in the team despite missing the Federation Cup — which served as the qualifying event — as well as the confirmatory trials, but the Sports Ministry has refused to clear her name.Her tickets to Doha were booked and the Athletics Federation of India made a request to clear her name but the Sports Ministry did not budge.advertisement”The Sports Ministry has refused to clear her name despite the AFI making another request,” a well-placed source told PTI on condition of anonymity.G Lakshmanan fails to make the cutAnother athlete who won two gold in 2017, Govindan Lakshman (men’s 5000m and 1000m) was not picked as he could not finish on the podium in the Federation Cup.The number of medals, as well as gold count, is certain to come down from the last edition. This will also be a climb down from the high at the Jakarta Asian Games last year, when the country won 19 medals including seven gold.Hima Das in action in 400m race on SundayThe first day on Sunday will decide eight gold medals and from the Indian perspective, the women’s 400m final will be the most anticipated one. Sprint sensation Hima Das will be running in the preliminary round in the morning while the final will be held in the evening.Bahrain’s Salwa Naser will start as the overwhelming favourite to take the gold in the women’s quarter-mile event. She had beaten Hima comfortably in the Asian Games 400m final. She was second in world lists last year (49.08s).This Asian Championships is crucial as the gold medallist gets the automatic qualification for the World Championships. This competition is also an ideal platform to accumulate ranking points if an athlete fails to achieve the stiff entry standards prescribed by the international federation.Jinson Johnson (1500m), Tejinder Pal Singh Toor (men’s shot put) and women’s 4x400m relay team could be considered as gold medal contenders. National record holder quartermiler Muhammed Anas and his women’s counterpart Hima Das are not expected to win gold but can bag a medal.Anas was not at his best during the Federation Cup last month as he was running a few months after suffering a leg injury in an accident. Hima has not been at her best after she took a break to prepare for her exams before coming back to win the Federation Cup with a 52.88 seconds.No one has crossed 20.0m in the shot put in Asia this season except Tejinder. That makes the Asian Games champion the favourite to take the gold.Dutee, a double silver winner at the Jakarta Asian Games, is also a medal contender in women’s 100m. She will be up against the likes of Wei Yongli of China and Kazakhstan’s Olga Saffronikova, who had won a silver in 2017. Dutee had won a bronze in 2017.Also See:last_img read more

8 days agoLeyton Orient name Carl Fletcher as head coach

first_imgLeyton Orient name Carl Fletcher as head coachby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeyton Orient have named Carl Fletcher as head coach.The 39-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Brisbane Road and arrives from Bournemouth, where his most recent position was loan manager.Fletcher takes over from caretaker boss Ross Embleton, who has filled the vacancy since the death of Justin Edinburgh in June.Orient director of football Martin Ling told the club website: “The board went through the interview process with Carl and he kept coming out on top.”He has leadership skills, which he obviously had as a captain of many teams he was at including his country. Everything that we were looking for, he ticked every box.”Everyone we spoke to said everything we wanted to hear. We spoke to Stephen Purches at Bournemouth, we had people speak to Eddie Howe and Charlie Daniels.”We spoke to a couple players who played under him at Plymouth as well as the people at board level at Bournemouth and they all said the same thing – they believe he’s going to make a top-class football manager.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

A Former Big 10 Football Star Is Dead At 38

first_imgA general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 12: A general view of the field before the game between the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on September 12, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)A former college football star has passed away at the age of 38.Mike Labinjo, a former Michigan State football star who had a lengthy career in the Canadian Football League, has passed away.The former Spartan star’s CFL team, the Calgary Stampeders, announced the tragic news.From the team:It is with great sadness the Stampeders learn of the death of alumnus Mike Labinjo. He was 38.“We are deeply saddened to learn of Mike’s death,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “He was a big man with a big personality to match and he was a key part of our Grey Cup championship team in 2008. The team offers its condolences to Mike’s family and friends.”A defensive lineman, Labinjo was drafted by Calgary in 2003 and joined the Stamps in 2007 after playing a total of 10 games with the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts. In 44 games with the Red and White from 2007 to 2010, the Toronto native recorded 61 defensive tackles including nine tackles for loss, seven special-teams tackles, six sacks, seven knockdowns and two fumble recoveries.An alumnus of Michigan State University, Labinjo was part of the Stamps’ Grey Cup-winning team in 2008 and was a standout in the West final victory over the BC Lions that year, recording three sacks and a forced fumble and making two touchdown-saving stops as part of a critical goal-line stand.Labinjo was a third round pick in the 2003 CFL Draft.STAMPEDERS MOURN DEATH OF MIKE LABINJO – Calgary Stampeders @calstampeders https://t.co/gVq80OLPLx #CFL #Calstampeders— CFL News (@CFL_News) September 22, 2018Our thoughts are with Mike’s friends, family and former teammates. May he rest in peace.last_img read more

Beyond the All-inclusive: Experience the Best of the Dominican Republic

first_img All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana Desert Wing’s Sharp Angles Bring Drama to the Desert For many Americans, the Dominican Republic is synonymous with the endless, nameless resorts of Punta Cana. But the country offers so much more than most tourists will ever experience. Here’s a crash course in some of its best hotels, restaurants, and experiences that you’ve (probably) never heard of.PlayThe tourists have gotten wind of Playa Rincon, but this stunning stretch of beach in Samana is still somehow quiet almost every day of the week. Every local will tell you that it’s the best beach in the entire country and it is indeed routinely ranked among the best beaches in the world.Playa RinconFor something more active, head inland to Pico Duarte. This 10,000-plus foot mountain is the tallest point in the Caribbean. It’s still well under the tourist radar, even for hikers. Informal two- and three-day guided trips are available from the nearby town of La Ciénega, near Jarabacoa. The best guides will even offer mule assistance to carry your essentials. Plan a winter visit when the park service claims less than twenty hikers attempt the summit each month.Eat & DrinkDominican locals know about Las Galeras – a quiet seaside community with one of the most laid back vibes in the country. If you need just one reason to go, it’s to visit El Cabito. This tiny, Spanish-owned eco lodge cum restaurant serves fantastic, authentic Spanish food amid breathtaking views of the Atlantic. They even have a legitimate treehouse available to rent with a stunning vantage point over Rincon Bay.Desert Island, Dominican RepublicSamana may not be known for fine dining, which is perhaps why Cafe del Mar stands out even more. This modern, upscale eatery sits squarely on a small peninsula in Puerto Bahia marina, with panoramic ocean views. By day, the restaurant’s oceanfront infinity pool is an ideal spot to relax with a mojito. After dark, the glass-enclosed dining room offers some of the best seafood dishes in the area. Go with their catch of the day or simply opt for the area favorite — a light fish filet in tomato and coconut sauce.StayMost accommodations in the Dominican Republic center on the typical all-inclusive resort model. However, the country is starting to see slow, steady growth in the number of upscale boutique hotels.In Santo Domingo, the Billini Hotel offers five-star luxury in the city’s most beautiful and historic district — the Colonial Zone. The former 17th-century nunnery retains much of its original architecture and charm, while blending cutting edge, contemporary design elements. While unassuming from the outside, in-room amenities include bedside tablets, all-glass bathrooms, and a slick LCD touchscreen that replaces the staid Do Not Disturb door hanger. It rivals any boutique hotel in Manhattan and may well be the country’s chicest accommodations.Casa La NoubaMuch farther afield in the bustling seaside town of Las Terrenas, Casa La Nouba is a hilltop luxury bed and breakfast unlike any we’ve ever seen. Perched atop the town’s highest point, the property’s four bedrooms overlook an ultra-modern infinity pool. This literal million-dollar-view provides a sweeping panoramic vista of the Atlantic Ocean and the community below. 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

DryShips Court Rejects Preliminary Injunction Motion

first_imgzoom The High Court of the Marshall Islands has denied a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by plaintiff Michael Sammons, a US investor in DryShips, legally embattled shipping company informed on Monday.The preliminary injunction motion had sought to suspend any further issuances of new common shares by the company at a price per share below the price specified.“The court issued its ruling denying the plaintiff’s request after hearing arguments by counsel for the plaintiff, DryShips, and Mr. Economou. The court has ordered that defendants answer, move against or otherwise respond to the complaint by August 18, 2017,” DryShips said.Furthermore, the shipowner and its CEO revealed plans to fight the complaint by the aforementioned deadline set by the court.The ruling follows an application for a temporary restraining order filed early this month in the Republic of the Marshall Islands against the company and its CEO which had been denied as well.The application is part of a lawsuit claiming breaches of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and conflict of interest.In addition, the company has been faced with a class action lawsuit by its shareholders filed in the New York District Court against the company and two of its executive officers. The complaint alleges that the company and two of its executive officers violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by selling of shares to Kalani Investments at deep discounts, and are claiming damages.However, DryShips said that the complaint is without merit, adding that, together with its management, it plans to “vigorously defend” against the allegations.Despite the recent legal action over its shares, DryShips launched 1-for-7 reverse stock split of the company’s issued common shares.last_img read more

Capital Plan 201920

first_img There is also a contingency fund of $48 million. Capital Plan 2019-20 also includes $300 million in investments outlined in the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s five-year Highway Improvement Plan. It maps out government’s approach to repairing and maintaining the province’s 23,000 kilometres of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges. The capital plan is subject to approval in the 2019-20 budget. It is available at https://beta.novascotia.ca/documents/capital-plan-2019-2020 . The five-year Highway Improvement Plan can be found at https://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/hwyconstruction.asp . $156.9 million for health care redevelopment projects $35.2 million for construction, repair and renewal of other hospitals and medical facilities $63.1 million for school design and construction $13.4 million for vehicles and equipment $10.6 million for information technology projects Communities across the province will see investments in hospitals, schools, highways and other critical infrastructure that will serve Nova Scotians for generations to come. Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey released Capital Plan 2019-20 today, March 7, government’s annual infrastructure investment plan to lay out capital spending for the coming year. “Nova Scotians have told us that health care is their first priority, and that is why this capital plan invests in the next generation of health care service delivery,” said Ms. Casey. “From new and renovated operating rooms to improved cancer care centres, and more, these projects will transform how some of the province’s most specialized health services are delivered.” The plan outlines $691.3 million in capital projects including an overall investment of $156.9 million to support the largest health care redevelopment projects in the province’s history. The projects are spread across the province and include significant investments in the QEII New Generation project, the IWK Health Centre and the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment project. Capital Plan 2019-20 includes:last_img read more

Transport environment dept to work together to curb pollution

first_imgNEW DELHI: The environment department is likely to get a new push after the reshuffle of the Delhi Cabinet where transport minister Kailash Gahlot got the environment. According to the sources, the department will now closely work with transport department as the Delhi government has already launched various projects like draft Electric Vehicle policy for Delhi.The officials said that now the department is likely to give priority to combating the vehicular pollution. “The transport department is working on various policies to curb vehicular pollution. The city pollution is mostly vehicular, therefore the electric vehicle policy will help the city. We want to make plans where the transport and environment department will work together because that will strengthen the fight against pollution,” said a senior official. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderTill now, the Delhi government took various steps to protect the environment like plantation drive, making more monitoring machine, anti-smog gun and many more. “Till now most of the plans have been effective but combining transport policies with the environmental policies would be more effective and long lasting,” said an official. Meanwhile, the Delhi government has targeted to have every fourth of the vehicles registered annually –public and private –to be electric by 2024 as it seeks to curb vehicular pollution in one of world’s most polluted cities. This is part of Delhi’s soon-to-be-announced electric vehicle (EV) policy, said an official familiar with the matter. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAn estimated 700,000 to 800,000 vehicles are registered in Delhi every year. Automobiles account for 40 per cent of particulate matter (PM) and close to 80 per cent of the NOx emissions, according to a study by The Energy Research Institute (TERI) last year. With its EV policy, the Delhi government aims to cut vehicular pollution by half over the next five to 10 years. Delhi released its draft EV policy in November 2018. It is set to notify the policy with amendments after the Cabinet approval in a month’s time, said the person cited above. The Delhi government has an outlay of Rs 150 crore for EVs for the current year. Among other things, the policy will adopt the so-called “technology-agnostic” approach for EV charging. It means even those offering battery swapping technology will be eligible for incentive schemes. In a minor reshuffle of portfolio last week, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has been given the additional charge of Environment, Forest and Wildlife, the Delhi government. The portfolio was earlier handled by Imran Hussain, who is also the Food and Supplies Minister. “Consequent upon the allocation of the aforesaid portfolio to Kailash Gahlot, Minister, the portfolio of Environment, Forest and Wild Life earlier allocated to Imran Hussain, Minister, stands withdrawn,” the notification dated July 13 read. Gahlot now heads a total of six portfolios –Administrative Reforms, Information & Technology, Law, Justice & Legislative Affairs, Transport, Revenue, and Environment, Forest and Wild Life.last_img read more

MEET THE 25YEAROLD CANADIAN JEWELLERY DESIGNER WHO JUST WON CHINAS EQUIVALENT OF

first_img Twitter Emily Gao considers herself an engineer as much as a jewellery designer.The 25-year-old Torontonian behind the accessories line JY Gao harnesses everyday kinetic energy to create jewellery with independent moving parts that swing, dangle, and oscillates when activated by the movement of the wearer. “It’s partly engineering because you envision something to look great, but when you actually test it out on the human body, it might not have the same effect,” Gao says of the trial-and-error process. She often prototypes her designs using inexpensive materials such as hinges from hardwares stores before rendering the finished product using sterling silver. (If the term ‘kinetic jewellery’ sounds unfamiliar that’s because “its something I sort of invented,” she says.)Currently, JY Gao is an under-the-radar accessories label founded in 2016 (a pair of the label’s earrings appeared in a shoot in the October 2018 issue of FASHION), but it may not stay that way for long, since Gao received a massive cash infusion after winning second place in China’s largest design competition, which awards cash prizes in excess of $1 million. (In comparison, the prestigious LVMH Prize gives out one 300,000-euro and one 150,000-euro prize each year.) Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Hit by locusts and drought Mauritania needs immediate food aid – UN

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for immediate food aid for 400,000 people in Mauritania, where locusts and drought have obliterated agricultural production, the cornerstone of families’ survival.“The international community must respond if we are to avoid a humanitarian crisis in Mauritania,” WFP’s country representative Sory Ouane said of the appeal for $30.8 million for a 2005-07 operation covering urgent needs. “This kind of food shortage, in an already burdened country like Mauritania, can only spell further deterioration of rural households’ livelihoods unless we act now.”In the worst invasion in 15 years in the Sahel region bordering the Sahara, locusts infested Mauritania’s entire agricultural production zone. The south, the hardest hit area, is home to about a quarter of the population of nearly 3 million and families living there have virtually no access to non-agricultural income.A WFP vulnerability study shows that 60 per cent of households in the agro-pastoral zone will not have enough to eat in the coming year, and the lean season during 2005 is expected to be harsher than usual.Locusts wiped out not only cereals in Mauritania but also pulses and other vegetables. Crop assessments indicate a food deficit of 187,000 tons. Insufficient rainfall also hampered production. In addition, the locusts and drought have damaged the rangelands vital to cattle which are essential to people’s livelihoods.“Entire harvests, where the people have invested their money, time and toil for so long, are simply gone. We must act now,” Mr. Ouane said. “The right assistance now for the people of Mauritania will go a long way – not only to save lives today but also to help people avoid falling into a cycle of food crises that could last for years to come.”Despite the magnitude of the 2004 locust invasions throughout the Sahel, they did not provoke a region-wide food crisis. But in addition to Mauritania, Niger and Mali have suffered severe damage, with drought compounding the problem. The impact is localized however, and WFP will implement tailored food aid responses to those communities facing acute shortages. read more

A city hall fight for standardization measures as Uber tries for Calgary

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A city hall fight for standardization measures as Uber tries for Calgary by News Staff Posted Feb 9, 2015 7:11 am MDT There is a fight against a taxi outfit now recruiting drivers in Calgary that has already begun illegally operating in Edmonton. Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart tells City she is asking council Monday to lobby for a provincial ride-hailing strategy that would help standardize the practice of app-based systems like Uber, in both major cities.“At the end of the day what this is about is getting a taxi ride off the internet where you don’t know who you’re contacting, you don’t know who the driver is, you don’t know what kind of insurance they have on their vehicle,” Colley-Urquhart said.While Calgary taxi companies may hope Uber doesn’t get a stronghold here, Edmonton plans to file a legal injunction to stop the company from using its freelance drivers. Alberta Transportation has yet to launch any official active review into the regulatory implications. read more

Mens Lacrosse No 6 Ohio State nearly completes comeback but loses 87

Then-sophomore attackman Jack Jasinski heads for the goal in the fourth quarter during the first round of the NCAA tournament against Loyola Maryland on May 14, 2017. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Oller ReporterThe No. 6 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team played another close game this week, but this time it turned into the Buckeyes’ first heartbreaking defeat of the season.They made a valiant fourth-quarter defensive effort, but failed to gain the momentum on the road in an 8-7 overtime loss to No. 19 Marquette Friday. The Buckeyes (4-1) could not down their second ranked opponent of the season. The Golden Eagles (3-0) proved to be too much for Ohio State’s defense, which held Marquette scoreless for nearly 20 minutes in the fourth quarter and into overtime.Ohio State found itself trailing 7-5 in the fourth, but came back from the deficit behind goals from junior attack Jack Jasinski and redshirt sophomore Lukas Buckley to push the game into overtime. The Golden Eagles won the first face-off of the extra period and followed up with a rocket shot from sophomore midfielder Peter Henkhaus, but it was saved by Ohio State senior goalie Matthew Smidt.The Buckeyes’ response was swift. After the ball cleared the Ohio State defensive zone, freshman midfielder Jackson Reid managed to rattle a shot off on Golden Eagle senior goalie Cole Blazer. Blazer, however, countered with a save of his own and allowed junior Eagles attackman John Wagner to score the game winner.Ohio State’s overtime loss snapped its four-game win streak. It will try to bounce back when it challenges Detroit Mercy at 2 p.m. Sunday. read more