Three held guilty in Nayana Pujari rape and murder case

first_imgA Pune trial court on Monday found guilty the three accused in the gangrape and murder of software professional Nayana Pujari, seven years after the crime.The court will hear arguments on the quantum of the sentence on Tuesday, after which the judgment will be pronounced.Special Judge L.L. Yenkar, the fourth to hear the case since the protracted trial commenced in 2011, pronounced the accused Mahesh Thakur, Yogesh Raut and Vishwas Kadam guilty under Sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder), 120B(criminal conspiracy) 361 (kidnapping) along with other Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).Ms. Pujari, an engineer with Synechron Technologies, was abducted near Kharadi bypass on October 7, 2009, while awaiting her transport back home. Raut, the cab driver who worked for the firm, along with Thakur, Kadam and a fourth person, Rajendra Chaudhari, who worked as a security guard with the firm, kidnapped the victim and raped her in the car.They later withdrew ₹61,000 using her ATM card and bludgeoned her to death in a remote spot. Her body was recovered two days later from the Zarewadi forests in Khed Taluk, 50 km from the city.The murder sent shockwaves across the city, casting a dark shadow over Pune’s reputation as a city safe for women. The victim’s husband, Abhijit Pujari, who was present in the courtroom, later said he hoped the accused would be hanged for the crime.Of the four accused, Chaudhuri turned approver. Meanwhile, Raut managed to flee police custody in 2011 and was re-arrested in Shirdi in May 2013 as the investigation sped up in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gangrape.In his final arguments last week, Special Public Prosecutor Harshad Nimbalkar claimed to have established a complete chain of events that led to the crime and hoped that the court would award the three accused the highest punishment.Repeat offendersDuring the investigation, it was found that the accused had murdered a vegetable vendor in a similr manner after abducting and raping her. The vendor’s body was thrown in the Indrayani river along the Pune-Nashik Highway.last_img read more

Klisura not keen on resetting PSL record, focused on winning

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus With the 25-year-old Klisura leading the way, Cocolife has now won three in a row after starting the conference with back-to-back losses. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ateneo needs to learn from its mistakes, says captain Madayag Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City CONTRIBUTED PHOTOIn her maiden conference last year, Sara Klisura set the Philippine Superliga record for most points in a game.The Serbian star, however, doesn’t plan on breaking any record in her second tour of duty in the PSL.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “No. I mean, my intention is only to play well and to help the team as much as I can and win as much as we can, so that is my motivation and my intention here,” said Klisura after leading Cocolife over her former team Foton, 25-19, 25-22, 25-18, on Saturday.The 6-foot-2 outside hitter, who scored a record-breaking 41 points on Nov. 26, 2017, also thinks it would be near impossible for her to eclipse her mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“If I break the record again that would be a miracle, but that’s not my goal this year,” she said smiling.Klisura, though, could be just downplaying her scoring capabilities. In the Asset Managers’ latest victory, she managed to hit 28 points with ease in just three sets. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Solskjaer retains magic touch at Man United with another win

first_imgAmid boos, Paul George gets 37 in OKC’s 107-100 win at Lakers Solskjaer sent on Romelu Lukaku as part of a double substitution in the 63rd minute and, 38 seconds later, the striker scored with his first touch to set United on its way to a 2-0 win at St. James’ Park on Wednesday.That’s four straight victories for Solskjaer since replacing Jose Mourinho last month — among previous United managers, only the great Matt Busby achieved that feat in their first four matches — and 14 goals scored.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“It’s totally different with the new manager,” Lukaku said. “We are all learning from him. So far so good.”Even better for United, fourth-place Chelsea could only draw 0-0 at home to Southampton at Stamford Bridge to leave only six points between the teams in the race for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid View comments 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES United moved to within three points of fifth-place Arsenal, too. The team has truly been revived by its former striker.RASHFORD SCORES AGAINOne of Solskjaer’s biggest successes has been getting the best out of young United striker Marcus Rashford, who added the second goal against Newcastle in the 80th minute to make it three in four games under the new coach.Rashford also fired in the free kick that was spilled by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, allowing Lukaku to tap in.“Marcus Rashford has the Cristiano hit — it swerves everywhere,” Solskjaer said, comparing the striker’s dead-ball technique to Cristiano Ronaldo’s, “but I liked his goal today. Calmed himself down, just passed it in. Well done.ADVERTISEMENT Watford and Bournemouth scored six goals between them in a 26-minute span in the first half as the two mid-table teams played out a 3-3 draw. Ryan Fraser had the final say as Bournemouth came from two goals down to rescue a point.In the night’s other entertaining match, West Ham and Brighton shared four goals in 12 second-half minutes in their 2-2 draw. Back from injury, Marko Arnautovic scored both goals for West Ham, which was 2-0 down at one stage.HUDDERSFIELD STRANDEDHuddersfield squandered a lead to lose 2-1 to Burnley and sits eight points adrift of safety after 21 games. Burnley moved out of the relegation zone.Crystal Palace won 2-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to second-half goals by Jordan Ayew and Luka Milivojevic.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Newcastle United during a Premier League soccer match at St James’ Park, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Newcastle, England. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)MANCHESTER, England — With Manchester United still scoreless after an hour at Newcastle, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was facing the first real challenge of his interim tenure at England’s biggest club.His response showed he might just have the same magic touch as a United manager that he had as a player.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “He is only 21, you have to remember that.”Solskjaer came through his toughest test so far at United and the following league game is yet another step up. A trip to Wembley Stadium for a match against third-place Tottenham is next up for United on Jan. 13.IMPOTENT CHELSEAChelsea is running out of fit forwards and it is starting to show.Three days after needing a goal from central midfielder N’Golo Kante to eke out a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, Chelsea lacked a cutting edge in attack as it toiled to a draw against a Southampton side battling to avoid relegation.With striker Olivier Giroud and wingers Pedro Rodriguez and Callum Hudson-Odoi currently on the sidelines, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri saw Willian hobble off injured in the first half at Stamford Bridge.Top scorer Eden Hazard was Chelsea’s biggest threat once again, but he cannot keep bailing the team out.“I think we played well for 80 meters, then in the last 20 meters we were in trouble,” Sarri said. “We had four or five goal opportunities but sometimes if you want to have a lot of opportunities you have to score the first goal.”“On the bench I only had one offensive player in Loftus (Ruben Loftus-Cheek),” Sarri said, “and he is not very well at the moment with back trouble.”GOALS GALORE SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionlast_img read more

Hope for Indian boxing, elections to set up new body on May 8

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) The days of turmoil in Indian boxing seem finally headed for an end with the countrys administrators today deciding to hold fresh elections on May 8 to put together the Boxing Federation of India as the new national body. In a meeting of the stakeholders in Kolkata, it was unanimously decided to hold the elections on May 8, a good six days before the end of the deadline set by the tough-talking International Boxing Association (AIBA). “The elections will be held on May 8 and the process will have the support of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The venue of the elections is still to be finalised. The nominations will now be sent to the International Boxing Association, which will take a call,” a top official present in todays meeting told PTI. The race for the Presidents post is likely to be a three-way showdown between Delhis Rohit Jain, who narrowly lost out on the Secretary Generals position in the now defunct Boxing India, and former Secretaries Rakesh Thakran and Rajesh Bhandari. The Secretary Generals position is set to be contested by Jay Kowli, a member of the ad-hoc committee currently administering the sport, Goas Lenny DGama and Jammu and Kashmirs Dr Nirmolak Singh. While DGama has been a former Chairman of the Ring Officials Commission, Dr Singh has been the official doctor of the Indian boxing teams in the past. “All contentious issues have been sorted with near unanimity now. The clauses related to giving two votes to every member unit has been worked out. Besides the zonal representation has also been agreed on. So, it looks to be smooth from now and a new boxing body will take shape,” the official said. The development would come as massive relief for the countrys boxers, who are facing expulsion from the Olympics if a new federation does not take shape by May 14. Only one Indian boxer — Shiva Thapa (56kg) — has qualified for the Rio Olympics so far with two more qualifying events — one each for men and women — still to go. PTI PM CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

Tiger Woods not ready to return to action at US Open

first_imgTiger Woods ruled himself out of next week’s US Open at Oakmont and the Quicken Loans event he hosts to benefit his foundation, saying on Tuesday he is not yet ready to return to competition.Woods has not played since undergoing microdiscectomy back surgery last September.”While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year’s US Open and the Quicken Loans National,” Woods announced on his website.”I am making progress, but I’m not yet ready for tournament competition.”Woods said he would host and attend the Quicken Loans National at Congressional the week following the US Open held outside of Pittsburgh.”It’s the 10th year of our tournament, and we continue to support the community, the military and the programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation,” he said.Woods counts three US Opens among his total of 14 major championship victories.His triumph in a playoff over Rocco Mediate at the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines marks his last major triumph, and he finished runner-up at the US championship in Oakmont in 2007.Woods, 40, remains proactively entered in the British Open, to be contested at Royal Troon from July 14-17.last_img read more

Valverde: No magic recovery for Messi

first_imgLionel Messi is not going to make a magical recovery and will be out for three weeks, says Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde.Messi fractured his arm in a heavy fall during Saturday’s La Liga win at home to Sevilla and will be out for the weekend’s Clasico clash with Real Madrid.Barcelona’s first game without their captain will be at home to Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday, though, with Valverde giving no clues as to how he will replace Messi. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Ousmane Dembele and Malcom have been touted as potential replacements for Messi but Valverde indicated Barcelona will have to share the responsibility. “We have to find a way to play without him,” Valverde told reporters. “We will certainly miss him, but we hope we miss him while winning.”You guys [the media] aren’t the only ones trying to find out how we will try to replace Leo. The coaches from the other teams are as well and I’m not going to give away what we are going to do.”We can’t have all the weight of Leo Messi on one player, we must do it all together. Messi is one of a kind but I think we have the players to step up and fill the vacuum.”He’s the best player, what do you want me to say? We depend on him, like we depend on others, but he is the best.”The doctors say about three weeks and sometimes people talk about getting back sooner. I’d love to say it will be magic and next week he’ll be back but I don’t think that is the case.”Lionel Messi Barcelona Sevilla La Liga 20102018Messi’s relationship with Jordi Alba has been one of the key factors in Barcelona’s play but the left-back does not intend to amend his style without the Argentina superstar.”Nobody can replace Messi – he is different and better than everyone else,” Alba said. “But we have to work as a team to go without him.”There are a lot of things people don’t see on the field. I feel stronger as a player with Leo on the field. But without him I’ll play the same way.”It will clearly be tougher without him but we have a good group and I expect us to do our best to play without him.”He is in good spirits. Nobody likes missing big matches like this as we just hope he misses as few games as possible and recovers quickly so he can rejoin us.”last_img read more

IPL 2015: Sunrisers Hyderabad crush Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Angels Club The Mets, 14-2

first_imgANAHEIM, Calif. — Bartolo Colon thought all was OK as he took the mound in the first inning.Then the Angels stepped to the plate.Colon gave up consecutive home runs by Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez in the first inning, setting the tone for the Mers 14-2 loss on April 13 in the decisive game of their interleague series.“At that moment, you’re not thinking: ‘Why is this happening?’ It’s just part of the game,” Colon said through a translator. “Everything felt all right. They just felt a little bit better than me.”Colon (1-2) gave up nine runs and 11 hits in five innings, allowing at least one hit to every batter in the Angels’ starting lineup after pitching seven innings of six-hit ball last April 8 during a 4-0 victory in Atlanta.The four homers and nine earned runs against Colon equaled a career worst in both categories. It was the fifth time the 17-year veteran allowed four home runs in a game and the first time since June 7, 2009, with the White Sox against Cleveland.“Even though Bartolo’s had our number, it seems like all the runs we scored off him today were the ones we’ve needed the last two years off of him,” Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson said. “He’s absolutely dominated us, and today was a complete aberration. I’ve never seen him get hit like that before in person.”Hank Conger also went deep against Colon, who won the AL CY Young Award in 2005 with the Angels. Over the previous four seasons, he was 6-1 with a 1.75 ERA in nine starts against the Angels.“He’s had our number, but today wasn’t his day,” Pujols said. “He’s a guy who’s aggressive in the strike zone and we executed our game plan pretty well. If you look at last year, it seemed like every time we faced him he pretty much pitched seven or eight strong innings. So we wanted to get the jump on him early.“Anytime you can hit three home runs in a row, that’s pretty special,” Pujols added.Mets third baseman David Wright and second baseman Daniel Murphy were ejected in the top of the seventh by plate umpire Toby Basner.Wright and Murphy were called out on strikes earlier in the game and both took exception with Basner’s strikeout call with Travis d’Arnaud at-bat. It was the fourth career ejection for Wright and the first for Murphy.During the singing God Bless America in the seventh-inning stretch, Mets Manager Terry Collins stood next to Basner at home plate. The two could be seen chatting.“I’m not going to comment on the umpires. I’m not going to get into any more trouble than I’m already in. I’ve said my peace down on the field and I’m just going to leave it at that,” Wright said.“We have each others’ backs. And when something happens to one of us, it happens to all of us,” Wright said.Wilson got seven of his nine strikeouts on called strikes.“You can’t really get a scouting report on the umpires and try to change too much with that. You have to pitch to the hitters,” Wilson said. “But it wasn’t like the guy had some crazy strike zone. It’s just that they were up there looking for pitches that I wasn’t throwing, which is why they took the strike-three calls.”Wilson (2-1) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings with three walks. The Angels have scored 23 runs in the left-hander’s last two starts, including a 9-1 victory April 7 at Houston.(JOE RESNICK, Associated Press)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Michael Vaughan takes a dig at Australia after men’s and women’s cricket team lose

first_imgYou just cannot keep an Englishman from having a good laugh at Australia’s expense at any given opportunity in sports, especially in cricket.Former England captain Michael Vaughan demonstrated just that when he took a dig at the Australians after their men’s and women’s cricket teams lost their respective matches on the same day.Australian men’s team suffered a 21-run defeat against South Africa in a one-off T20 match at Carrara on Saturday while the women’s team got crushed by India in their Women’s World T20 Group B encounter just a few hours apart.South Africa beat Australia by 21 runs in rain-curtailed 10-over one-off T20I”Always worth a beer when 2 Australian Cricket teams Lose on the same day,” Vaughan tweeted immediately after the men’s team lost.ICC Women’s World T20: Smriti Mandhana cherishes a special win over AustraliaAlways worth a beer when 2 Australian Cricket teams Lose on the same day …. !!!!Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 17, 2018South Africa beat Australia by 21 runs in a rain-shortened Twenty20 match on Saturday after thunderstorms delayed the start by two hours, forcing it to 10 overs per team.Australia was 87 for seven in its innings after allrounder Glenn Maxwell, who scored 38 runs, earlier helped it restrict South Africa to 108 for six.But Lungi Ngidi, Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo took two wickets each for South Africa to never give Australia a chance of getting within reach of the target.It was the sixth loss in eight T20 internationals for Australia and its fourth in a row.advertisementThe Southern Stars on the other hand, lost their top position in Group B to India after they went down by 48 runs in their last group match at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.India vs Australia, Women’s World T20: MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSImpressive win by @BCCIWomen over the @SouthernStars took the game on from the very beginning, timely jolt for the Australia’s. #AUSvIND #WWT20Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 17, 2018And we make it 4 in 4 today. Onto the semis now! #TeamIndia #WT20Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) November 17, 2018Wonderful and an important win for Indian women. Well done ladies . Through to the semi finals topping Pool B @WorldT20 @BCCIWomen. A good team effort. The batting being backed by good, steady bowing. @mandhana_smriti Spectacular! @ImHarmanpreetAnjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) November 17, 2018Aanand de diya aap logon ne. What a wonderful exhibition from @mandhana_smriti with the bat and an outstanding performance by the bowlers to make it 4 wins out of 4 for our girls. 2 more steps to go, 1 at a time. Go Girls, best wishes @BCCIWomen pic.twitter.com/4DXzTheOg5Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 17, 2018Many congratulations India on a thoroughly dominating performance and beating the Aussies for a 4th consecutive win . Wishing the team all the best for the semis @BCCIWomen #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/1ChqOf5QonVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 17, 2018What a massive win today for @BCCIWomen beating 3 time Champions Australia!Absolutely clinical in every aspect! A delight to watch these girls compete and dominate! Keep Going #WWT20 #INDvAUSTerrific knock @mandhana_smritiIamKedar (@JadhavKedar) November 17, 2018India displayed an all-round effort to register their fourth victory in as many games.Chasing 167/8, Australia never looked in contention as they lost regular wickets to bundle out for 119 in 19.4 overs.Ellyse Perry was the highest scorer for Australia with 39 runs in 28 balls.Ashleigh Gardner (20) andABeth Mooney (19) also got tg the starts but failed to covert it into a big knocks.For India, Anuja Patil took three wickets while Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav and Poonam Yadav took two wickets each.Earlier, opener Smriti Mandhana and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s knock helped India women post 167/8 before suffering a batting collapse.While Smriti smashed 83 runs off just 55 deliveries, Harmanpreet contributed 43 runs to take their side to a good total.(With agency inputs)Also Watch: Virat Kohli’s Team India out to script history in Australialast_img read more

Hyundai Glovis Orders Four

first_imgzoom South Korean shipper Hyundai Glovis is continuing with its annual fleet renewal program with the latest order for four new car carriers.The company, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group, will spend approx. $298 million on the vessels to be built at an unnamed yard.According to Glovis’ regulatory filing to the Korea Stock Exchange, delivery deadline for the newbuildings is set for March 2016. World Maritime News Staff, May 12, 2014last_img

Restaurant owner jailed 90 days fined for failing to pay staff as

first_imgTORONTO – The owner of a now defunct Toronto-area restaurant chain has been jailed for 90 days for failing to comply with a government order to pay former employees wages and other money they were owed.In addition, Ontario court justice of the peace Karen Walker fined Yuk Yee (Ellen) Pun and the companies behind the Regal restaurant chain $900,000 for the failure.In one of the largest cases of its kind, Pun and the corporations she controlled breached Ontario employment laws by failing to pay more than 60 employees $676,000 in wages, overtime and other mandatory compensation. In June, 2015, the Ministry of Labour ordered her to pay them more than $457,000.However, Pun and her companies failed to pay the full amount, prompting Walker to convict them in Newmarket, Ont., this week under the Employment Standards Act. All pleaded guilty to the charges.Avvy Go, a lawyer with the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic in Toronto, said the punishment meted out is not common.“It is one of the few cases where the court has imposed a jail sentence on a director of a company for failing to comply with the Employment Standard Act,” Go said in a statement. “This sentence shows the seriousness of the breach committed by Ellen Pun and her companies.”The Ministry of Labour said the claimants were administrative staff, food services providers and cleaning staff. Many spoke little English and required an interpreter and the legal aid clinic to file their claims.Between June 2013 and April 2014, the ministry received 68 complaints from employees of the 12 corporate defendants, none of whom is still in business. Each claim involved unpaid wages ranging from a few hundred dollars to as much as $45,000 earned from May 2013 into February of 2014, the ministry said.Although the total amount the workers were short-changed was more than $676,000, the ministry could not legally order restitution of more than $457,000 plus an administrative fee. However, Pun paid only $104,800, leading to the court case and sentence.“It sends a strong message to other employers that they must respect the rights of their employees under the law,” Go said.The restaurants shut down in 2013, leaving the employees without jobs, weeks or months of back pay, and termination money. In all, 68 individuals filed claims. The initial Labour Ministry order followed a year-long investigation.Among the dozen corporate entities fined in the case were Ellen’s Health Food, Ellen’s Investment Holding and various numbered companies.Coincidentally, the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday refused Pun’s leave to contest her unrelated fraud conviction and 30-month jail sentence. In that case, an Ontario court convicted her after she convinced a doctor to give her $620,000 to buy land but the money vanished and no land was ever purchased.last_img read more

Deadpool 2 Motorcycle Death Leaves Stunt Community Asking Tough Questions

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Veterans question the decision by producers to give the green light for the motorcycle scene to SJ Harris, a professional racer, rather than a more experienced film pro: “It absolutely could have been prevented.”Hollywood stunt performers are, by and large, united in their desire for film and television sets to be as safe as possible. They earn their keep by testing the limits in dangerous and often uncontrollable settings.But their insistence on this point also may explain why, in the wake of the tragic accident on the Vancouver set of Deadpool 2, in which a 40-year-old professional motorcycle rider named Joi “SJ” Harris was killed, they have already started to ask whether Harris should have been driving the Ducati motorcycle in the first place for that film’s scene. “She was a highly qualified motorcyclist racer but not an experienced stunt person,” says Conrad Palmisano, a veteran stunt coordinator and second unit director with 47 years in the entertainment industry, including credits on Sleepless in Seattle, 21 Jump Street and scores of other productions. Palmisano expresses concerns about Harris’ racing background and how it would prepare her for this particular stunt. “It is my understanding that she is reported to be a pro racer,” he says. “But she rode 300cc cycles. The one she crashed on was 900cc motorcycle — much bigger, more powerful.”Harris hailed from New York and was widely lauded for becoming one of the country’s first and most successful black, female motorcycle riders. She was featured in a 2015 profile in Black Girls Ride magazine. Her social media feeds were paeans to the world of motorcycle riding, and her role in bringing that culture to a wider, more diverse audience had been recognized.The Deadpool 2 production was her very first job on a movie set. Several stunt people say her skills on the racetrack notwithstanding, the stunt work on Monday called for a professional stunt worker. Harris, they worry, was given the job less due to her professional riding chops and more because as a body double, her skin tone was a closer match with actress Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino in the film.READ MORE Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Eight Maliseet communities celebrate Treaty Day for first time in history

first_imgTrina RoacheAPTN National NewsIt was a historical weekend for the Maliseet in New Brunswick.For the first time since the document was ratified, eight communities celebrated Treaty Day, marking the 290th anniversary of the Treaty of 1725.The Treaty of 1725 is the first of what are now known as the Peace and Friendship Treaties with the Crown in the Maritime Provinces. To some, the treaty does more than just protect fishing and hunting rights.For the chiefs, the focus of the celebration was not only about honouring the past; but also about moving forward as a sovereign, unified nation.troache@aptn.calast_img read more

New Brunswick Green party offers plan to address heavy student debt loads

first_imgFREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s Green party is pledging to help ease the debts of university and college students if the Greens form government.Leader David Coon says New Brunswick graduates carry student debts that are 50 per cent higher than the national average.He says that debt load is preventing graduates from accessing capital to buy homes, start businesses.Coon says his party commits to the long-term goal of universal, free tuition in the province’s post-secondary institutions.He says they would also eliminate interest on provincial student loans, as has been done in neighbouring Nova Scotia.Coon says a Green government would also reinstate the tuition rebate program for recent graduates.last_img read more

Asian stocks mostly higher following Wall Street recovery

first_imgSINGAPORE — Share prices were mostly higher in Asia in narrow trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Wall Street’s recovery from steep losses helped boost sentiment despite discouraging data from the United States.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 0.7 per cent to 21,646.55 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.4 per cent to 26,070.33. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.9 per cent to 5,691.30. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.3 per cent to 2,069.95. The Shanghai Composite shed 0.2 per cent to 2,647.35. Shares fell in Taiwan but rose in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.WALL STREET: Major indexes bounced back from two days of steep losses as retailers, technology and internet companies posted strong gains. The S&P 500 index added 0.3 per cent to 2,649.93 and the Nasdaq composite rose 0.9 per cent to 6,972.25. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was almost flat at 24,464.69. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks jumped 1.3 per cent to 1,488.28. U.S. markets will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday and will be open for a half-day on Friday.U.S. DATA: Sales of existing homes in the U.S. rose in October, breaking a six-month losing streak, the National Association of Realtors announced Wednesday. Sales jumped 1.4 per cent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.22 million in October from 5.15 million a month earlier. Still, the new numbers were still down 5.1 per cent from a year ago. Durable goods orders also fell 4.4 per cent last month from September, the largest amount in 15 months, with commercial and military aircraft leading the decline. This could point at adverse effects of a trade dispute between the U.S. and China, who have imposed additional tariffs on hundreds of billions of each other’s goods.ANALYST’S TAKE: “Basically the same issues — higher U.S. rates, trade, tech correction and fears of its morphing into weaker global growth — are continuing to keep investors on edge,” Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital, said in an interview.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 2 cents to $54.61 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $1.20 to close at $54.63 in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, gave up 36 cents to $63.12. It finished 95 cents higher at $63.48 in London.CURRENCIES: The dollar eased to 113.05 yen from 113.07 yen late Wednesday. The euro strengthened to $1.1403 from $1.1383.Annabelle Liang, The Associated Presslast_img read more

ITS conducting phone maintenance Oct 17

Information Technology Services will be conducting critical telephone system maintenance Oct. 17 from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.During that time there will be no telephone service anywhere at the main St. Catharines campus.This includes all incoming and outgoing lines, student residence, emergency, and elevator telephones.Elevators will not be functional, and access to campus buildings will be limited during that time.

On second day UNIraq talks continue at expert level

“There will be several meetings of experts on issues related to the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC),” UN spokeswoman Marie Okabe told reporters at UN Headquarters, where the talks are being held.She said the UN team was led by UNMOVIC Executive Chairman Hans Blix, while the Iraqi side was represented by Dr. Jafaar Dhia Jafaar, Presidential Adviser, and General Amir H. Al-Saadi, Adviser from the Presidential Office.The talks, set to run through Friday, began yesterday with a one-on-one meeting between Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Iraqi Foreign Minister Naji Sabri, followed by the meeting between the two delegations. read more

London Bridge terrorists took steroids before launching attack court hears

first_imgChief Coroner Mark Lucraft QC said he hoped the inquests would provide grieving families with answers and give “comfort in such difficult circumstances”.Jonathan Hough QC, counsel to the coroner, said the inquests were of great public importance and would be “full, rigorous and fair”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The terrorists who killed eight people in the London Bridge and Borough Market attack were pumped up on steroids, a pre-inquest hearing has been told.Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba had all taken a substance called DHEA shortly before the attack on June 3 last year, the Old Bailey heard.A toxicologist will be called to give evidence at their inquest next year after it was found levels in their systems were above the acceptable physiological range.Eight people were killed when the three men ploughed into pedestrians in a white van on the bridge then stabbed evening revellers in the nearby market with 12-inch ceramic knives.The victims were: Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, Frenchmen Xavier Thomas, 45, and Alexandre Pigeard, 26, as well as Sara Zelenak, 21, Kirsty Boden, 28, Sebastien Belanger, 36, James McMullan, 32, and Ignacio Echeverria, 39.The attackers were shot and killed by police at the scene. He said he would first hear the inquests into the deaths of the victims at the Old Bailey in early 2019 followed by a jury inquest into the deaths of the attackers.Lawyer Victoria Ailes, representing five of the victims’ families, said they were particularly concerned to find out about any CCTV footage or mobile phone film showing the attacks on their loved-ones.Mr Lucraft ordered that any applications for anonymity in the inquests, including from two families of the attackers, be made in advance. London Bridge terrorists Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef ZaghbaCredit:Metropolitan Police/PA center_img Among those to be represented are the security services, police, fire authority and ambulance service as well as the families of both victims and attackers.The inquests would examine what MI5 knew about Butt before the attack, the court heard.The coroner ordered the inquests into the three knifemen be heard separately to their victims during the pre-inquest hearing attended by family members.Video: How the attackers brought terror to London Some 1,800 witness statements have already been taken for the inquests. Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghbalast_img read more

UCB Comic Asks for 1 Million on YouTube and Gets It

first_imgIt sounds like something out of a dream: you ask for $1 million, your phone rings, and a millionaire offers you exactly what you asked for. Well, it seems that dreams really do come true — thanks to YouTube. A few months ago, 27-year-old Craig Rowin, a comic who does improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, posted a video on YouTube asking for any millionaire to come forward and give him $1 million. Besides his work at the UCB theater, he also is a contributor to The Onion and its TV show, Onion SportsDome, and is the head writer and director for the ESPN.com webseries, “The Pretty Good Sports Show.” Rowin’s “Please Give Me One Million Dollars” video starts with Rowin saying that the video is only for millionaires or people who know millionaires.“Please give me $1 million. Now you have millions and millions of dollars. Give me one million. I don’t need it for anything specific, but I think it would be awesome.” After a comical video, shown below, he asks the millionaires to e-mail him at PleaseGiveMeOneMillionDollars@gmail.com.So, what happened after the video went public? Rowin received lots of e-mails, and finally, a man named Benjamin called to make him an offer. Really. It worked. Rowin will receive the check for $1 million live onstage at the UCB theater on February 2. Advance tickets are sold out, but there will be some available the day of the show. You can check out the second video with a clip of Benjamin the Millionaire’s call after the jump.last_img read more