More Women in India Opting for Solo Travel: Report

first_imgMore women travelers in India are looking at making a solo journey, and are making travel plans for themselves, shows a recent report.At least 22 per cent more women in India are opting for international trips, according to travel website Cleartrip. In an infographic titled Women and Wanderlust, the travel company said that 75 per cent travel bookings made by women were for solo travel.Most visited vacation spots by solo Indian women travelers in 2017 were Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, London, Kathmandu, Colombo, Denpasar, Sharjah, and New York, according to the company.A marked increase has been observed in solo travel among women, the data suggests. Better purchasing power and independent lives have propelled women to be more active decision-makers when making travel plans.The data from the travel agency also suggests that there is a growing popularity of cellphone as a preferred medium to search and make travel bookings online. As many as 40-45 per cent women were using mobiles to make bookings while 30-35 per cent used the desktop.“With more women becoming financially independent and income levels rising, the concept of solo travel is increasingly gaining traction. International travel has become affordable and accessible for Indians, prompting a large number of women to travel abroad on their own,” Balu Ramachandran, head of air and distribution, Cleartrip, said, according to ANI.“Also, the overall connectivity has drastically improved and internet penetration is higher than ever. The proliferation of smart devices and greater social media exposure is allowing more women to discover new destinations and travel experiences, and set off on their own,” Ramachandran added.Travel-related searches online by women have grown two-fold. Most of the travel-related searches from women came from tier-1 cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai. However, at least 40 per cent travel searches by women came from tier-2 cities like Ahmedabad, Indore, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Jaipur and Patna.Most visited domestic destinations by solo female travelers in 2017 were Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, and Pune followed by leisure destinations such as Goa, Kochi, Jaipur, Guwahati, Vizag, and Thiruvananthapuram.South Korea and Iceland are gaining prominence among solo female travelers because of the safety of the cities and the fun factor, according to Sharat Dhall, COO of another travel company, Yatra.com. There has been a rise not only in solo women travelers but also in women-only groups, he added, India Today reported. Related ItemsTourismwomenlast_img read more

SPORTS RESULTS FIVE

first_img5Th Race: The Arizona Pie Cup. Dist about 1100 Mts. 5Th Race: The Arizona Pie Cup. Dist about 1100 Mts. Suzanna (Mr. Joydeep Datta.Gupta Mr Prithvijit Das, Mrs Jeet Banerjee & Mr. Surajit Banerjee) 55 C.Alford First. Anastasio 59 Shezad Khan Second. King Kong 60.5 Hindu Singh Third. Flanker 57 Afzal Khan Fourth. All Ran. Won by:3 4-1/2 and 3/4 – 5. Time: 1 Min 08.741 Sec. Win :Rs 30. Tote: Rs. 13/- for win, Rs. 12/- ,and Rs. 19/- for places. Quinella: Rs 55/-. Shp:. Rs 37/-. Tanala: Rs 151 on 404. Favourite:Anastasio . Winner Trained by:Bharath Singh. — More PTI COR PS BSlast_img

Report: Lazio 4 AC Milan 1

first_imgLazio 4 AC Milan 1: Hat-trick hero Immobile takes centre stage Guy Atkinson Last updated 2 years ago 23:58 10/9/2017 Ciro Immobile - cropped Getty Images A superb treble from Ciro Immobile helped Lazio cruise to a stunning win over big-spending AC Milan. Ciro Immobile hit a hat-trick as a rampant Lazio thumped AC Milan 4-1 in Serie A at the Stadio Olimpico. The Italy international delivered a masterclass in finishing to help inflict a first defeat of the season on the Rossoneri. He broke the deadlock from the penalty spot before expertly controlling a volley past Gianluigi Donnarumma to make it 2-0 before the break.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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 Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing His treble was completed just three minutes into the second half, with Luis Alberto adding a fourth shortly after. Riccardo Montolivo pulled one back for the visitors, but Lazio – who lost Marco Parolo to a stoppage-time red card – never looked like relinquishing their grip on the three points. The win means Simone Inzaghi’s men remain unbeaten this season, but the result raises questions over a Milan side who invested more than €200million ahead of the campaign. 38′ GOOOOOOOL!!!! GOOOOOOOL!!!! GOOOOOOOOL!!!!! LA SBLOCCAB @ciroimmobile!!!!!! #LazioMilan 1-0 pic.twitter.com/f4RnQfN7zA— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) September 10, 2017Kick-off was postponed by one hour after torrential rain in Rome, but there was little sign of any waterlogging on the pitch as both sides zipped the ball around with purpose in the early stages. The visitors had two sights of goal in the opening 10 minutes, but Fabio Borini’s crisp volley was blocked and Thomas Strakosha got down well to keep out Franck Kessie’s low shot from the edge of the box. On-loan Sunderland forward Borini was in the thick of the action again in the 13th minute as his whipped shot from distance was again safely gathered by Strakosha. Lazio’s first opportunity came shortly after, but Dusan Basta was somehow unable to turn the ball in from barely a yard out after a teasing corner had caused havoc in the Milan area. The breakthrough came seven minutes before the break after Kessie was penalised for a clumsy challenge on Alberto in the area. Immobile stepped up and thrashed the penalty past a helpless Donnarumma. Immobile doubled his tally just five minutes later, meeting Senad Lulic’s deep cross with a fine first-time volley into the bottom corner.The half-time break did little to halt the striker’s flow as he soon found himself on the end of a well-worked move involving Marco Parolo and Senad Lulic, before duly stabbing the ball past Donnarumma. The home side were rampant and just a minute later they made it 4-0. Immobile turned provider as his throughball was met by a rampaging Alberto to slot the ball home. Milan were shellshocked, but gave themselves the faintest of lifelines just before the hour. Hakan Calhanoglu’s long-range effort crashed into Montolivo, but the Italy international found himself in enough space to spin and place the ball past Strakosha.Parolo picked up a second yellow at the death to blot Lazio’s copybook, but the result underlined their potential to challenge at the top end of the table this term. Key Opta facts:- Lazio scored four goals against AC Milan in Serie A for the first time since October 1999 (4-4 at Olimpico).- Lazio are unbeaten in the first three Serie A games for the first time since 2012-13.- AC Milan have won only one over the last eight away Serie A matches (D4 L3).- Only Verona-Napoli (16) and Fiorentina-Verona (15) have seen more shots on target than this match (13) so far in this Serie A.- Ciro Immobile has had a hand in five of the six Lazio’s goals in this Serie A (four goals, one assist). read morelast_img read more

Another Former Star College Football QB Has Joined The AAF

first_imgA general view of Sanford stadium during a Georgia Bulldogs game.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 19: A general view of Sanford Stadium during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Kentucky Wildcats on November 19, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The Alliance of American Football just gained another former college football star. Longtime Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is reportedly headed to the AAF. He’s the latest former star quarterback to join the new league.Murray joins former Penn State star Christian Hackenberg and Wisconsin standout Scott Tolzien. The former Georgia star spent four years in the NFL with various teams – most recently with the Los Angeles Rams in 2017.Murray, 28, is currently the SEC career touchdown leader after he passed the Manning brothers and former Bulldogs star Matt Stafford.Now, he joins the Alliance of American Football.Former UGA QB Aaron Murray has signed a player contract with The Atlanta Legends pic.twitter.com/JNe3vnyebx— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) November 20, 2018The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Murray out of Georgia in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He played for the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Rams before leaving the NFL to pursue a career in broadcasting.After spending time with CBS Sports, Murray is leaving the booth for the field yet again.He’ll play for the Atlanta Legends. The AAF season kicks off on February after the Super Bowl.last_img read more

Surgeon Highlights Need for Bikers to Wear Lower-Limb Protective Gear

first_img Orthopaedic surgeon at the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr. Cary Fletcher, is highlighting the need for motorbike riders and pillion passengers to wear lower-limb protective gear. The surgeon’s emphasis is in light of a study conducted at the hospital between March 2016 and June 2018, which showed that the majority of injuries from motorbike crashes occurred in the lower extremity, which includes the hip, knee and ankle joints, and the bones of the thigh, leg, and foot. Orthopaedic surgeon at the St. Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, Dr. Cary Fletcher, is highlighting the need for motorbike riders and pillion passengers to wear lower-limb protective gear.Some common protective equipment, worn by competitive and recreational bikers, include specially made pants with built-in kneecap protectors, boots to safeguard the legs, knee braces and guards, armoured shorts and pants, among others.The surgeon’s emphasis is in light of a study conducted at the hospital between March 2016 and June 2018, which showed that the majority of injuries from motorbike crashes occurred in the lower limbs.Dr. Fletcher, who was addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (February 12), explained that the study looked at injury patterns and their prevalence among the target group.“We analysed the specific orthopaedic injuries. We looked at the bones that were involved, then we categorised in terms of body area – lower limb injuries, upper limb injuries, pelvic and spine,” he explained.He said that of the injuries, 55 per cent occurred in the lower limbs, 30 per cent in the upper limbs, with pelvic and spinal injuries at five per cent each.Dr. Fletcher noted that the majority of people requiring surgery had at least a lower limb injury.“When you consider that 94 per cent of the people requiring surgery had a lower limb injury, it is important that we not only look at improving helmet use but also on emphasising the need for protective gear, especially for the lower limbs. These are the people requiring surgery and they are also the people requiring hospitalisation over a prolonged period of time,” he pointed out.Dr. Fletcher told JIS News that the study was the only one in the Western Hemisphere that looked solely at motorbike accidents.It included patients from the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA), which covers the parishes of St. Ann, St. Mary and Portland, as well as persons from Trelawny, Clarendon and St. James, who were referred from other facilities. There were 155 patients – 153 male and 2 females, ages 14 to 64.The study, which was conducted by Dr. Fletcher and Dr. Derrick McDowell of the hospital’s Orthopaedic Department, was awarded the Most Impactful Oral Presentation at the ninth annual National Health Research Conference, which took place on November 22 and 23, 2018. Some common protective equipment, worn by competitive and recreational bikers, include specially made pants with built-in kneecap protectors, boots to safeguard the legs, knee braces and guards, armoured shorts and pants, among others. Story Highlightslast_img read more

ITF Claims Wage Theft on BlueScopeChartered Ship

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The International Transport Workers’ Federation said that its inspections in Australia’s Western Port and Port Kembla exposed a wage theft aboard a BlueScope-chartered foreign-flagged ship.Namely, ITF explained that an inspection of the Panama-registered vessel KEN EI in January, led to $38,384 in coastal wages being paid to the 20 Filipino seafarers crewing the ship.“Upon arriving in Western Port, the crew on the KEN EI immediately asked our inspector about claims for payment for two coastal voyages and requested that the ITF contact the shipowner as they had no correspondence or indication that they would be paid by either the shipowner or charterers BlueScope and Rio Tinto,” Dean Summers, ITF national coordinator, said.“Wage theft is one of the biggest problems in the global shipping industry. In December last year alone, ITF inspectors conducted 761 inspections and recovered almost $2 million in wages stolen from the world’s seafarers,” Summers added.In mid-January, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) informed that BHP and BlueScope Steel decided to remove the last two Australian-manned iron ore carriers from the country’s coastal and international trade.The decision, which would end 100 years of Australian shipping, would make nearly 80 Australian seafarers redundant, MUA earlier said.last_img read more

Jackhammers fumes turn BC familys Panama Canal cruise into construction zone

first_imgVICTORIA – The noise of pounding jackhammers and the smell of fumes are the unwanted memories of a spring-break cruise through the Panama Canal for a woman and her family from the Victoria area.Cecilia Jenkins said a major construction project began moments after the Norwegian Cruise Line vessel left a dock in Miami, and noise, fumes and dust from the work lasted the entire voyage on the Norwegian Sun.“Grinding, jackhammering,” she said Tuesday. “Lots of noise. Lots of dust.”The voyage ended on Saturday in Los Angeles.A Facebook group called Panama Canal Sun was launched four days before the ship docked. By Tuesday, it had 330 members and some of them had posted pictures and video of renovations taking place on the ship. Several others say the cruise line didn’t disclose the renovations beforehand.Jenkins said the cruise line company provided a letter date March 27 apologizing to the passengers.“We understand that some of these enhancements have affected your experience with us, and we apologize for the inconvenience,” says the letter.In a statement on Tuesday, Norwegian Cruise Line said it is making a “significant investment” in its ships, including the Norwegian Sun.“At Norwegian Cruise Line, we continuously aim to offer the best vacation experience for all our guests,” it says.“While we do our utmost to minimize any impact on the guest experience when these enhancements are taking place, we recognize that in this situation our guests have experienced some inconvenience.”Jenkins said repairs on several of the vessel’s decks and running track started almost immediately.“I don’t think you should be doing any of this on a vacation, especially without telling us,” she said, adding she felt most comfortable when she left the vessel to explore stops in Central America and Mexico.Jenkins said her teenage daughter and husband were with her on the cruise, which cost an estimated $10,000. Her father-in-law and his friend also took the voyage.last_img read more

CNQ partners in significant South Africa offshore oil and gas find

first_imgCanadian Natural owns 20 percent of the joint venture, Total holds 45 percent, Qatar Petroleum owns 25 percent and Main Street, a South African consortium, has 10 percent.Canadian Natural says its portion of the cost of the exploration well in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometres off the southern coast of South Africa, is covered by its agreements with the other partners.Total drilled a first well into the block in 2014 but had to plug and suspend it due to mechanical issues on the drilling rig. The exploration block covers an area of 19,000 square kilometres, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 metres. CALGARY, A.B. – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says its partner in a deepwater offshore drilling project in South Africa is reporting a “significant gas condensate” discovery.The Calgary-based company best known for its Alberta oilsands production traded an ownership stake in the offshore exploration block known for its challenging sea conditions to Total S.A. in 2013, in return for the French oil giant taking over as operator and covering initial exploration costs.Kevin McLachlan, Total’s senior vice-president of exploration, says in a news release that the discovery is “a new world-class gas and oil play,” adding the company and its partners plan to acquire 3D seismic scans this year, followed by up to four more exploration wells.last_img read more

World Cup Moroccan Fans Boo Saudi Fans Insult Turki Al Sheikh

Rabat – Moroccan fans in Russia did not hide their anger towards Saudi fans in St. Petersburg, Russia. Saudi Arabia not only voted for United 2026, but also campaigned against Morocco in the vote for the host of the 2026 World Cup.Besides setting the mood, chanting, and dancing to support Morocco for its first game against Iran, Friday, June 15, at 3 p.m. (Moroccan time), Moroccan fans did not forget to remind Saudi Arabians, especially the president of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, Turki Al Sheikh, of their betrayal by booing and insulting them.The fans perfectly represent the mood of millions of Moroccans taken aback by Saudi Arabia’s decision to vote for the trio bid of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, to organize the 2026 World Cup. While Moroccans were hoping all Arab countries would vote for Morocco’s bid, they were surprised to see that seven Arab countries voted for the United 2026 bid. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq all voted against the Moroccan bid.Upon the announcement of the final results of the vote, Moroccans took massively to social media to lash out at Saudi Arabia for “betraying” Morocco and “stabbing it” in the back. Saudi Arabia did not only vote for the United 2026, but it also embarked on a last minute campaign to pressure many Muslim and Asian countries to vote for the North American bid. read more

The Latest Carrier All 3 crew members died in plane crash

ANAHUAC, Texas — The Latest on the crash of a Boeing 767 jet freighter into Trinity Bay in Texas (all times local):4 p.m.The owner of a Boeing 767 cargo plane that crashed into Trinity Bay in southeast Texas has confirmed that all three members of the aircraft crew died in the crash.In a statement issued Sunday afternoon , Atlas Air confirmed the deaths and said its “primary focus is working to provide the families of those affected with care and support.”Atlas Air said it was flying flight 3591 for Amazon. The jumbo jet had departed from Miami and was likely moments from landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston when witnesses said it crashed nose first into the bay. The wreck happened about 12:45 p.m. Saturday, about 35 miles (55 kilometres) east of Houston.Aside from the crew members, searchers are focused on finding and recovering the black boxes that investigators hope will provide clues to the cause of the crash.___9:50 a.m.Search and recovery crews have recovered one body from the site where a Boeing 767 cargo plane crashed into a coastal bay near Houston with three people aboard.The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the body was recovered late Saturday night from the waters of Trinity Bay.Atlas Air said it was flying flight 3591 for Amazon. The jumbo jet had departed from Miami and was likely moments from landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston when witnesses said it crashed nose-first into the bay. The crash happened about 12:45 p.m. Saturday, about 35 miles (55 kilometres) east of Houston.Aside from crew members, the searchers are focused on finding and recovering the black boxes investigators hope will provide clues to the cause of the crash.The Associated Press read more

UN rights expert calls for independent probe into mob killings in Cambodia

In a statement released in Geneva, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for human rights in Cambodia, Peter Leuprecht, also urged a thorough probe of the recent grenade attack on villagers peacefully protesting renewed activities in the Pheapimex concession in Pursat province. The 13 November incident involved objections to the work of Pheapimex, a timber company. The envoy, who wrapped up a visit to Cambodia on Sunday, appealed to the authorities to “listen to the people and to be responsive to their concerns.” In a related development, Mr. Leuprecht today released a report on the human rights dimensions of land concessions in Cambodia. In a foreword to the document, he states that companies which have been given land rights display “little or no regard for the welfare of the people, and contribute little to State revenue.” read more

Hometown Baseball to end summer with a bang

Excitement is growing as Brock University prepares to rally the community for its inaugural Hometown Baseball game.All of Niagara is invited to a free baseball game between the Brock Badgers and Ontario Blue Jays on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.Gates open at noon for the event at George Taylor Field, 4 Seymour Ave., in the Merritton community of St. Catharines.“We’re excited. Our players are really looking forward to this,” said head coach Marc LePage. “This is the game to come to for fans looking for great live baseball as the summer season winds down and we gear up for regular season play. We want to showcase our team to the community and thank them for being such a large part of our program’s success over the years. The crowd and the festive atmosphere will give the players that surge of adrenaline.”Throwing out the opening pitch Sunday will be one of Brock’s most high-profile alumni. Toronto Blue Jays Assistant General Manager Andrew Tinnish (BRLS ’99, BSM ’01) will be on the mound for the ceremonial first pitch before the Badgers take on the Ontario Blue Jays. The Hamilton native started with the Blue Jays as a Brock University Sport Management intern in 2001, and moved steadily up the ranks.Bringing Brock sporting events to the St. Catharines community is a big focus of the 2018-19 Badgers athletic season.The Ontario Blue Jays is an amateur baseball team designed to develop youth players to advance into collegiate and professional opportunities. The team has placed more than 400 players in college or university across the United States and Canada. The Blue Jays have seen the most current and former players drafted in the MLB First-Year Players Draft, with 110 players.The first 100 kids through the gates of Sunday’s game will receive a free Badgers baseball hat. The event includes food, face painting and a family zone.“Hometown Baseball is one of the three sporting events being celebrated in St. Catharines this year. We love connecting with the community and enjoy showcasing our talented student-athletes,” said Brian Hutchings, Brock’s Vice-President, Administration. “This is a chance for the community and baseball fans to come out, cheer on our Badgers and have some fun. Brock is a traditional powerhouse in baseball and this promises to be a really good game.” read more

Roger Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon Ties Sampras Reclaims 1

WIMBLEDON, England — Once the Centre Court roof was closed, nothing could stop Roger Federer from winning his record-tying seventh Wimbledon title.The 30-year-old Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras’ record at the All England Club, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday.“It has worked out so many times over the years here at Wimbledon that I play my best in the semis and the finals,” Federer said. “I couldn’t be more happy. It feels great being back here as the winner.”Once Murray’s forehand landed wide on match point, Federer collapsed to the grass with tears welling in his eyes. He got up quickly and shook hands with Murray at the net.Up in the players’ box, Federer’s wife and twin daughters cheered and smiled as he took his seat to await yet another Wimbledon trophy presentation.“When the roof closed, he played unbelievable tennis,” Murray said.Federer is now 17-7 in Grand Slam finals, including 7-1 at Wimbledon. Murray dropped to 0-4 in major finals, with three of those losses coming against Federer.“It’s amazing. It equals me with Pete Sampras, who’s my hero,” Federer said. “It just feels amazing.”Besides Sampras, 1880s player William Renshaw also won seven Wimbledon titles, but he did it at a time when the defending champion was given a bye into the following year’s final.Sunday’s match was the first Wimbledon singles final to be played with the roof closed. The roof was first used at the All England Club in 2009.Britain has been waiting 76 years for a homegrown men’s champion at the All England Club, and the expectations on Murray were huge.Thousands of fans watched the match on a huge screen on “Murray Mount,” but left the grounds still waiting for a British winner.Inside the stadium, Prince William’s wife, Kate, sat in the Royal Box along with David Beckham, British Prime Minister David Cameron and a slew of former Wimbledon champions.Many of them left a bit disappointed as well.“Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is,” Murray said. “It’s not the people watching. They make it so much easier to play. The support has been incredible, so thank you.”With his victory, Federer regained the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic, allowing him to equal Sampras’ record of 286 weeks as the top-ranked player.“I never stopped believing. I started playing more, even though I have a family,” Federer said. “It all worked out. I got great momentum, great confidence and it all came together. So it’s a magical moment for me.”Murray is coached by eight-time Grand Slam champion Ivan Lendl, the only other man who lost his first four major finals.At the start of the match, Murray was the one dictating play and winning the tough points. He broke Federer in the first game of the first set, and then broke again late before serving it out. It was the first set Murray has won in his four major finals.The second set was much more even, and both had early break points that they couldn’t convert. Federer, however, finally got it done in the final game of the set, hitting a backhand drop volley that Murray couldn’t get to.Both held easily to start the third set, but then the rain started abruptly, suspending play for 40 minutes. Shortly after they returned, it turned into a one-man show.With Federer leading 3-2, they played a 26-point, 20-minute game in which Federer finally converted his sixth break point — after Murray had slipped on the grass three times. Federer lost only five points on his serve in that set.Source: AP, ESPN read more

Cocaine in gas cylinder 4 years jail each for duo found

Mark Gomes and Mohammed KadirMore than three months after their accomplice pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in Prison, two men were on Tuesday found guilty and jailed for being in possession of 2.25kg of cocaine -which ranks found hidden in a gas cylinder- on March 29, 2018.Mark Gomes, 33, and Mohamed Kadir, 38, were jointly charged for the offence when they appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The court heard that on the day in question, two vehicles parked in the vicinity of Sheriff Street, Georgetown were being observed by ranks attached to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).At about 19:45h, the ranks allegedly noticed Kadir exiting one of the motorcars, fetching a yellow gas cylinder. He reportedly moved into the other vehicle that was reportedly being occupied by Mark Gomes and Ryan Fowler (accomplice).The three suspects were stopped by the investigators who conducted a search, resulting in the illegal substance being discovered.The two accused were given the opportunity to tell their side of the story before the Court and in unsworn statements, Kadir first explained that he was called by Gomes to meet a friend that was encountering mechanical issues on his vehicle.He told the court that when that friend (Ryan Fowler) showed up at a shop on Sheriff Street, Georgetown with Gomes as a passenger, CANU ranks reportedly pounced on them.According to Kadir, he was unaware as to why he was arrested until much later.He claimed that Fowler had told him and Gomes that the drugs found belonged only to him.Gomes’s story corroborated what was said by Kadir.Their attorneys Glenn Hanoman and Mark Waldron in summing up their case stated that the Prosecution’s case is based on the reliability and credibility of one witness and called for a no case submission.However, in her rebuttal CANU’s Prosecutor, Konyo Sandiford said that the case against the defendants was proven beyond a reasonable doubt.The two were sentenced to serve four years in prison, each.Only four days ago, the father of Mark Gomes, Andre Gomes, called “Zipper,” was freed of drug trafficking charges by Magistrate Leron Daly, who ruled that the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had been unable to support their allegations against Gomes with enough evidence to warrant a conviction.Gomes, 57, of Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, had been arraigned on trafficking in narcotics charges after a search carried out at his residence had allegedly unearthed 992 grams of cocaine, a quantity of cash, jewelry, and other valuables. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related1 of 3 accused of trafficking cocaine pleads guilty, gets 4 years, fined $6MApril 3, 2018In “Court”Campbellville man accused of possessing cocaine for trafficking remandedFebruary 1, 2018In “Court”Granny admits to cocaine found in gas cylinder …to spend 4 years behind barsAugust 9, 2017In “Court” read more

Sky rail fury

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As the Andrews government defended its record on the level of public consultation over its $1.6 billion sky rail project for southeast Melbourne this week, details emerged of a heated confrontation between Small Business Minister Philip Dalidakis and Oakleigh councillor Theo Zographos at a community consultation session.The meeting, held in Hughesdale last Saturday, was convened to gather community feedback on the plan to replace nine level crossings on the Cranbourne-Pakenham line by building three sections of elevated ‘sky rail’.During the meeting, Councillor Zographos was prevented from using his mobile phone to record video of the event by Mr Dalidakis in an exchange that Zographos recorded.The footage, later supplied to the Herald Sun, prompted southern Metro Liberal MP David Davis to call for Premier Daniel Andrews to reprimand his minister for “intimidation”.“Phil Dalidakis either wants to be a government minister or a nightclub bouncer, but he can’t be both,” Mr Davis said.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Mr Dalidakis defended his actions, saying that Cr Zographos was the one doing the intimidating by filming people without their consent. “Artist’s impression of Murrumbeena sky rail station. IMAGE COURTESY LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL AUTHORITY.For Theo Zographos, the local Liberal campaigner against sky rail, to film residents talking to me without their knowledge or permission is creepy and inappropriate. I am a public figure, they are not. “I asked him to either get their permission or leave. Nothing more, nothing less.”Mr Zographos rebuffed the minister’s version of events as “laughable”, saying the meeting’s public nature allowed anyone to document proceedings.“It is obvious Mr Dalidakis didn’t want scrutiny of the sham consultation process. There were at least half a dozen other people taking photos yet Mr Dalidakis’ chose to threaten only one,” said Zographos.“When Labor is desperate it is unfortunate that they engage in this utterly inappropriate behaviour. This is not Stalinist Russia.”The sky rail plan will see an 8km rail-track run nine metres above ground between Caulfield and Dandenong, which the government claims will open up 11 MCGs’ worth of space for parks, car parking and sporting facilities.Despite fierce criticism from planning experts and residents, on Tuesday Premier Daniel Andrews defended the government’s record on consultation, saying there had been a “respectful” approach to affected residents.The state opposition says the community has been kept in the dark over a plan they say will lead to increased noise and “ugly” graffiti-strewn viaducts running through established suburbs along the Dandenong corridor.last_img read more

Nokia ne laisserait pas tomber Symbian

first_imgNokia ne laisserait pas tomber SymbianSelon une photographie floue qui a fait surface récemment sur le web, schématisant l’évolution de Symbian sur des smartphones, des rumeurs trainent sur l’éventuelle sortie d’un téléphone Nokia fonctionnant sous ce système d’exploitation.Avec iOs et Android, Symbian apparaît comme un système largement dépassé et Nokia le sait. La firme s’est elle-même engagée avec Microsoft pour les Windows Phone pour survivre sur le marché des smartphones. Or, la venue de cette photo de mauvaise qualité laisse planer certaines suppositions. On peut y déchiffrer une feuille de route à propos de deux prochaines versions Symbian: Carla et Donna. La première version serait la 8.0 du navigateur, gérant le Dolby Surround et le NFC (communication en champ proche) et incluant de meilleurs Widgets. La seconde version quant à elle serait destinée aux équipement “dual-core”.Fonctionnant sur les mobiles Symbian haut-de-gamme, Carla devrait apparaitre fin 2012/début 2013 à en croire la source. Info, intox? Nous en parlerons dès que des éléments plus fiables feront surface.Le 21 novembre 2011 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Gundogan hopes he doesnt get booed by German fans

first_imgThe Manchester City midfielder hopes he gets called to the matches against France and Peru in SeptemberThe last time Ilkay Gundogan was playing for Germany back at home he got booed by the German supporters.And now, the Manchester City midfielder has the chance to be called up to the national team again, he hopes he doesn’t get the same treatment.“I hope that I will be welcomed with open arms – first and foremost from my team-mates and DFB (German Football Association) officials,” the Manchester City star told German newspaper WAZ as reported by France 24.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“And then I hope that there will be no whistles in the stadium against me.”“If it happens, then I’ll have to face it. It will be a test, but I can promise that I will do my best,” he added.Him and teammate Metsul Ozil have been in the middle of a scandal after taking a photo together with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.last_img read more

Morrissey Talks New Album Future Of Etienne Records

first_imgNews The singer previews his new studio album, ‘Low In High School,’ which is due out Nov. 17 via his Etienne Records imprintBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 14, 2017 – 12:42 pm Fresh off a hero’s welcome in Los Angeles this past weekend, GRAMMY nominated alt-pop songsmith Morrissey is making ready to drop his 11th solo album, Low In High School, this week.”It’s a bit like a dating agency where two people might seem right for each other, and so it is with music and words,” Morrissey told Billboard about his approach to songwriting for his new album. “As long as words behave on the page, then the song works. I don’t ever feel that it’s time to be different or new because I feel that I’ve always had so much to say.”The English singer built his own record label, Etienne, to release and distribute Low In High School, in part to avoid the sort of public meltdown that plagued his previous relationship with Harvest Records, ultimately resulting in his 2014 LP, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, being dropped by the label just three weeks after its release.Speaking on the future plans for his new label, Morrissey explained, “Whatever happens in the world, music is for eternity. It’s a great pleasure and very healthy to produce and create, and I’d love to expand Etienne and sign up music that counts.”Low In High School is slated for release on Friday, Nov. 17.  Morrissey’s 2017 U.S. tour will continue through Dec. 10, and tickets are still available from some shows from his website.UK Music Consumers Gravitate Toward Media You Can TouchRead more Twitter Morrissey Sets The Scene For ‘Low In High School’ morrissey-talks-new-album-future-etienne-records Email Facebook Morrissey Talks New Album, Future Of Etienne Records last_img read more