Kerala Woman, Lover Get Over 20 Years in Prison for Poisoning Husband in Australia

first_imgAn IT professional hailing from Kerala and her boyfriend were sentenced to over 20 years in prison by the Australian Supreme Court on June 21 for the 2015 murder of her husband.Sofia Sam, 34, and Arun Kamalasanan, 37, were found guilty of fatally poisoning Sam Abraham with cyanide-laced orange juice at his house at Epping, Melbourne. The court heard that Kamalasanan had planned the murder for three years, and poured the juice down Abraham’s throat after sedating Sam, Abraham and her son.Supreme Court judge Paul Coghlan sentenced Sofia Sam to 22 years’ imprisonment while Kamalasanan, who was the main accused, got a 27-year prison term. Coghlan called him the “architect and driving force” of the crime, and said he was satisfied that Sam played a part in the murder, the Australian reported. “I’m satisfied your husband could not have been murdered without your knowledge and acquiescence,” he was quoted as saying by the publication.Abraham, 33, was found foaming at the mouth, and the cause of his death was initially thought to be a heart attack. An autopsy conducted later showed the cause of death to be cyanide poisoning. The police did not reveal the findings of the autopsy to Sam, and started keeping a watch on her and Kamalasanan when their proximity came to light.“This is a very serious example of the crime of murder,” Coghlan said, the Age reported. “Sam Abraham was a young man asleep in bed at home with his family when he was killed by the use of poison.”Sam and Kamalasanan were found guilty in February this year. Both of them were born in Kerala, and met at the Mahatma Gandhi University as students. While Sam moved to Australia with her six-year-old son in 2012, Abraham, an accountant, joined his family a few months later, according to the Age. Kamalasanan left his parents, wife and son behind in India and moved to Melbourne in 2013.Sam and Kamalasanan will be jailed for at least 18 years and 23 years, respectively, before they are eligible for parole, according to the ruling.Kamalasanan is likely to be deported from Australia when his prison term comes to an end. Sam is an Australian citizen but her immigration status will be determined at a later date, News.com.au reported.The victim’s father Abraham Samuel, a native of Karavaloor in Kollam, said he had petitioned External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj last month, seeking to bring his grandson to India, according to the Indian Express. Related ItemsAustraliaKeralaMelbournelast_img read more

‘Illegitimate’ BJP government is avoiding Maharashtra floor test: Congress

first_imgThe Congress on Sunday alleged that the BJP was “running away” from proving its majority on the floor of the Maharashtra Assembly, and demanded an immediate floor test. Addressing presspersons on the Supreme Court lawns soon after the special hearing on the joint plea for an immediate floor test by the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)-Shiv Sena combine, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the government formed by the BJP with the help of rebel NCP leader Ajit Pawar was “illegitimate” and should not continue even for a day.“First of all, we are grateful to the Supreme Court that they heard our petition on a Sunday…Our demand is that the Fadnavis government [government led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis] is illegitimate and doesn’t have any right to remain in power. That’s why without any delay, we want the floor test to be taken tomorrow [Monday] itself to avoid any horse-trading,” Mr. Chavan said. He added that he “hoped the top court would rule in favour of the people of Maharashtra”.‘Only solution’Mr. Surjewala said an immediate floor test was the “only solution to resolve present crisis”. “Our demand is simple: let’s have a floor test and whoever has the majority will be established. BJP and Shri Ajit Pawar are shying away and running away from proving majority on the floor of the house, while the alliance of the three parties has full majority,” he said.“The moment a floor test is ordered, our majority will be established and it will be proved that the BJP in a surreptitious midnight operation, misusing the office of Governor, constituted an illegitimate government which will fall in a floor test,” Mr. Surjewala added.Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had administered the oath of office to Mr. Fadnavis and the NCP’s Ajit Pawar as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively, early on Saturday morning. The move effectively stalled efforts by the Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena combine to put together a government as the BJP had managed to split the NCP and wean away its senior leader.last_img read more

China boxing star Zou primed for biggest battle yet

first_img“We want to tell everyone in China that Chinese people have a Zou Shiming who brought back the belt from Las Vegas and kept it here, so that everyone will say, ‘If Zou Shiming can, so can other Chinese’.”Weight of historyWith the end of his boxing career in sight — he declined to say when he would retire — the affable Zou is turning his hand to promotion and mentoring the next generation.He turned professional with US promoters Top Rank, whose founder and chief executive Bob Arum had his eye on the lucrative China market, and was under the tutelage of respected American trainer Freddie Roach.But Zou is promoting himself for the July 28 fight, while insisting he will work with Top Rank again.ADVERTISEMENT He chose China for his first title defence in order to promote the sport in the country, partnering with Chinese companies such as Alisports which is part of e-commerce giant Alibaba.“It was significant that I won the belt in Las Vegas, the boxing temple. I want to bring this glory and passion, as well as the boxing culture, to China,” he said.“It would be significant to defend it in China. I don’t just want to bring the belt from the highest temple, I also want to guard it in China and keep it in China.”The weight of history is against Zou.Communist China’s founder Mao Zedong banned the sport as too violent, and it only returned to the public consciousness in 1979 when Muhammad Ali visited China at the invitation of then-leader Deng Xiaoping.Zou won bronze at the Athens Olympics in 2004, then gold at the Beijing Games four years later, before successfully defending his title at the London games in 2012 to put boxing back on the map in China.Add three amateur world titles and it’s easy to see why, if anyone can make boxing big in China, Zou can.He may train boxers after he retires.“I know this business back to front: not just the training, but also their minds, their injuries, their illness and their promotion,” he said.“I know how to deal with pressure.” Cristiano Ronaldo expecting fourth child with girlfriend Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hard goodbyeSo why are there no other Chinese boxers even close to matching Zou?Unlike other countries, where boxers usually turn professional after a good Olympics, China’s Soviet-style sports authorities are reluctant to relinquish control of their amateurs.And a good amateur does not necessarily become a successful professional because the styles are so different, according to Zou.Zou knows he does not have many fights left.“I don’t want to say goodbye. But the hardest part for an athlete to face is injuries and age,” he said.“Maybe tomorrow I will say I can’t fight anymore.“But as long as I can, I will not say goodbye to boxing because I’d hate to part with it.” Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES View comments Chinese boxer Zou Shiming trains in a gym in Shanghai on July 12, 2017.He is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and reigning world champion, but Chinese boxing star Zou Shiming is eyeing an even greater prize: making the sport big in his homeland. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUTHe is a two-time Olympic gold medallist and reigning world champion, but Chinese boxing star Zou Shiming is eyeing an even greater prize: making the sport big in his homeland.The 36-year-old defends his World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight title for the first time next week when he faces Japan’s Sho Kimura in Shanghai, and is targeting a fourth-round knockout.ADVERTISEMENT After a brilliant amateur career Zou turned professional in 2013 — at the relatively late age of 31 — and last November won the world title in Las Vegas to improve to a pro record of 9-1 with two KOs.Now he wants to harness his fame to put boxing on a par at home with more popular sports.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“In the West they already have a long history of boxing and everyone of all ages watch, but in China this is still something we have to work hard on,” he told AFP in an interview at his sweltering gym in Shanghai.“The attention it gets here is not like some of our more conventional sports such as badminton and table tennis that lots of kids practise and play. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresslast_img read more

ENT-BACHCHAN-SONG 2 LAST

first_img“The song (in Mr Natwarlal) was for kids. I had sang it at”The song (in Mr Natwarlal) was for kids. I had sang it at the Mehboob Studio. Now a lot of things have changed. Now those kinds of studios are not there where 200 musicians would sit and compose the song,” Bachchan said.”I have heard that many times singers come, sing the song and go away. They dont even know for which film they have sung the song, which director … nothing is known. So these small changes have taken place, rest everything is same,” he added.”Te3n” narrates the story of a cop (Vidya Balan), a priest (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and a vengeful man (Amitabh Bachchan) who investigate a kidnapping that is similar to an 8-year-old unsolved case.”Its been a delight to work in this film. My character in the film is of one Anglo Bengali whose name is John Biswas. He is old, weak, he is defeated and thats what Ribhu (wanted me to portray as a character,” Bachchan said.”So whether it was my clothing, the way I move, the way I walk and spoke they were all suppose to depict a very weak defeated person,” he added.The upcoming thriller is set to be released on June 10. PTI KKP NSK KISlast_img read more

MP to take on UP in National Talent Search Football Meet

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 30 (PTI) Madhya Pradesh struck twice through Rohit Dhami and Shreyansh Shukla in the second half today to edge out Uttarakhand 2-0 securing quarterfinal berth in the National Talent Search and Nurture football meet conducted by the School Sports Promotion Foundation here. Madhya Pradesh will meet Group A winner Uttar Pradesh in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. In another match, DPS Ghaziabad (Bihar) beat Jammu and Kashmir 4-0 to top the league and earn the right to play Rajasthan, placed second in Group B, in the quarterfinals. Priyanshu (9th and 22nd), Saharsh Kumar (69) and Ashsih Kumar (73rd) were the scorers for Bihar. Jammu and Kashmir will take on Jharkhand in the opening quarterfinal. PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more

Netherlands’ Dirk Kuyt quits at the top

first_imgDirk Kuyt announced his retirement from football on Wednesday, bowing out in the best way possible after his hat trick on Sunday won a first Dutch championship in 18 years for Feyenoord.The much anticipated announcement came after Kuyt captained his club to an emotional title victory with a 3-1 win over Heracles Almelo, and he led fevered celebrations in front of some 150,000 people in Rotterdam on Monday.”All my dreams have come true. I made decisions throughout my whole career based on gut feeling, and for me this is the right time to stop,” the striker told the club website (www.feyenoord.nl).”Since returning to Feyenoord I’ve had two fantastic seasons, with the title this season an absolute highlight. I dreamt of becoming champion with Feyenoord.”Kuyt will stay with the club as part of the technical management team under technical director Martin van Geel.”We are incredibly grateful to Dirk for what he has done for Feyenoord these past two years,” said Van Geel.”He has added a huge deal with his attitude, professionalism and passion. In the dressing room, on the pitch and beyond. So we are delighted to be able to retain someone with his experience and attitude at the club.”Kuyt won 104 caps for the Netherlands and played in the 2010 World Cup final. He began his career with Utrecht in 1998 before twice playing for Feyenoord, for Liverpool, with whom he scored in the Champions league final against AC Milan in 2007, and Turkish side Fenerbahce. He returned to Feyenoord in 2015.advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League: Liverpool edge Newcastle 3-2, Cardiff City relegated

first_imgSubstitute Divock Origi’s 86th minute header earned Liverpool a 3-2 win at Newcastle United on Saturday to send them two points above Manchester City and keep their Premier League title bid alive.The race to secure the final two Champions League qualification places looks likely to go to the final weekend after Tottenham Hotspur again slipped up, losing to a last-minute goal at Bournemouth while having two men sent off.Cardiff City’s 3-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace ensured they were relegated along with Huddersfield Town and Fulham, who lost 1-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers, while West Ham United brushed aside Southampton 3-0.Liverpool have 94 points and Manchester City 92 but Pep Guardiola’s City have two games remaining, including Monday’s home match with Leicester City.Liverpool have just their final day home game with Wolves remaining but the result means the race will go down to the wire.Virgil Van Dijk headed Liverpool in front in the 13th minute, but seven minutes later Newcastle drew level through Christian Atsu.Liverpool restored their lead in the 28th minute when Daniel Sturridge, starting in place of the injured Roberto Firmino, back-heeled the ball from the corner to Trent Alexander-Arnold and the full-back’s cross was expertly turned in by Mohamed Salah.Managed by former Liverpool boss Rafe Benitez, 14th placed Newcastle drew level nine minutes after the break when the visitors failed to clear a corner and Salomon Rondon’s brilliant fierce left foot drive beat the helpless Alisson Becker.Then, with their talismanic forward Salah carried off on a stretcher with a head injury and facing a massive blow to their title hopes, Origi rose at the near post to head in a Xherdan Shaqiri free-kick and give Juergen Klopp’s side the victory.advertisementA win for Spurs at the Vitality Stadium would have secured a top-four slot ahead of next week’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Ajax Amsterdam.But, after losing at home to West Ham United last week and then going down to the Dutch side in midweek, Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to fire again and went down 1-0 after Nathan Ake struck in injury time.Son Heung-min was first to be sent off for pushing Jefferson Lerma just before halftime with Juan Foyth shown a straight red card for a studs-up tackle on Jack Simpson two minutes after coming on at the interval.Spurs stay third on 70 points, four points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, who have two games remaining. But Pochettino’s side know victory in their final game against Everton will see them qualify, with Chelsea and Manchester United also capable of securing a top-four slot.”It is very painful to play with two players less than the opponent,” Pochettino said.”We need to move on. We cannot change the decisions. We have ahead two finals against Ajax and Everton. It is in our hands. If it does not happen we will be proud because nobody expected Tottenham to be in the position they are today.”We are fighting (five) teams, it is impossible for all six to get the top four, whatever happens I will feel proud and whatever happens in the (Champions League) semi-final I will be proud.”Spurs also had to contest with a fine Premier League debut from 19-year-old goalkeeper Mark Travers, who was in inspired form for the hosts with a string of fine saves.Cardiff never seriously looked like securing the win they needed to stand any chance of staying up, with Wilfried Zaha, Michy Batshuayi and Andros Townsend scoring the goals for Palace, who won for the fifth time in six away league games.The result confirmed Cardiff’s relegation after one season for the second time in five years. It was also manager Neil Warnock’s third top-flight relegation after also going down with Notts County in 1992 and Sheffield United in 2007.At Molineux, Leander Dendoncker’s 75th-minute volley against Fulham moved Wolves a step closer to possible European football next season.The Midlanders will be guaranteed to finish seventh in their first season after promotion if Leicester fail to beat Manchester City on Monday. Wolves would then need City to beat Watford in the FA Cup final to secure a place in Europe for the first time in 39 years.The one bright spot for Fulham was Harvey Elliott, who became Premier League’s youngest ever player at the age of 16 years and 30 days when he came on after 88 minutes.Marko Arnautovic scored twice for West Ham – his first goals for four months – as the home side completed a routine 3-0 win over Southampton. Ryan Fredericks rounded off the scoring with his first-ever Premier League strike.advertisementAlso Read | Premier League: 9-man Tottenham Hotspur go down 1-0 against BournemouthAlso Watch:last_img read more

Paulinho shrugs off critics ahead of Clasico

first_imgReal Madrid v Barcelona Barcelona’s Paulinho shrugs off critics ahead of El Clasico Jamie Smith 04:22 12/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Paulinho Getty Images Real Madrid v Barcelona Primera División Barcelona Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Real Madrid Having proved the doubters wrong with six La Liga goals so far, the Brazilian midfielder claims opinions about his ability do not concern him Paulinho insists he has never been worried about what the critics say, with the previously under-fire midfielder having helped Barcelona to move 11 points clear of Real Madrid in the Liga table going into Saturday’s Clasico.The Brazil international was the first signing made by Barca following the departure of his compatriot Neymar in a world-record €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain, with many Blaugrana fans underwhelmed at his arrival.Paulinho was then widely mocked after stumbling over tricks in his presentation following the completion of a surprise €40m switch from Guangzhou Evergrande. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But after hitting six league goals to be the most prolific midfielder in La Liga this season, striking a brace in a 4-0 defeat of Deportivo La Coruna last time out, Paulinho has shrugged off stinging criticism ahead of Saturday’s trip to the Santiago Bernabeu.”I’ve heard it said that I’m silencing the critics so many times but it’s not that: I don’t have to prove myself to anyone,” Paulinho told The Guardian.”I don’t play for the critics, I play for my team-mates. For three, four years I haven’t listened to anything. People always talk and always will – ‘He’s good now because he’s at Barca’, ‘He was only good then because he was in China’, blah, blah, blah.”When I was at Bragantino and I went to Corinthians it was the same; it was the same at Tottenham and in China. I’ve had that since the beginning.”@FCBarcelona arrive at #ElClasico unbeaten in #LaLigaSantander! pic.twitter.com/JjZ7n1zEhU— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) December 21, 2017Before moving to China, where he won the AFC Champions League with Guangzhou, Paulinho was perceived to have flopped at Tottenham, having fallen out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino the season after Brazil’s humiliation at the hands of Germany in the 2014 World Cup.”The problem was that this came after the World Cup, with me trying to get back to some normality,” Paulinho said. “I was the last back [for pre-season] and to have gone out of the World Cup that way with Brazil at home…”I’ve never talked much about that game: maybe once or twice, that’s it. There’s no point. You can lose a game by two or three and say: ‘Oh we made this mistake, we made that mistake, we lost.’ But if you lose 7-1, what can you say?”It is something that can’t happen. But it happened. And after that, I had to go back to my club. You have a full season ahead of you when [you hope] you can recover from losing a World Cup semi-final 7-1 at home.”My first game [under Pochettino] is in my position but after that I played in every position apart from my own. If we play in a three, I’m here. If we play in a two, I’m here.”He had a different system, and if you’re not in your position in a football as competitive as England it’s difficult. I was playing on the left wing: the manager put me there and I had to play there, because I wanted to play.”@paulinhop8 and #ElClásico – the midfielder’s in form on the pitch and in our interview! pic.twitter.com/SdU55rskvy— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 20, 2017Despite being pushed to the fringes at Spurs towards the end of his Premier League spell, Paulinho does not hold a grudge against Pochettino.”I had no problem with Pochettino,” Paulinho added. “I told him: ‘This position is not mine but if you want I can play there.’ But in the long term you’re not going to be at your best and over the last six months I wasn’t playing regularly.”I thought the moment had come to leave. Where? I didn’t know. But I wanted to leave. The coach wasn’t trusting in me so there’s no reason to stay.”last_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan striker Higuain dedicates goal to Gattuso

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan striker Higuain dedicates goal to Gattusoby Carlos Volcano2018-12-30 10:20:22.000000Send to a friendShare the loveAC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain dedicated his goal in victory over SPAL to coach Rino Gattuso.It was a first goal from the Argentine in two months.“It was an important goal and three fundamental points after all we’ve wasted before, but now we can have a rest with our families,” the striker told DAZN.“It’s natural the fans expect more from me. I came to Milan because I was convinced by the project here and I want to continue like this.“Gattuso has always supported me and above all been honest. This goal is for him.” last_img read more

Farmers Urged To Use National Irrigation Commission Systems

first_imgIn light of the prevailing drought affecting most parishes, farmers islandwide are being urged to utilize the National Irrigation Commission’s (NIC) water systems to irrigate their crops, instead of the National Water Commission’s (NWC) resources,  which are dedicated for domestic and personal use.     This call comes from Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Minister, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, who says reports indicate a worsening of the drought since its onset in January. He adds that projections suggest it will continue until the end of April. In this regard, the Minister urged farmers to utilize the NIC’s facilities, several of which have been significantly improved by the agency. The latest of these is New Forest/Duff House irrigation system in south Manchester, which was commissioned into service recently by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller. This facility will serve some 497 farmers. “Farmers, who normally extract water from the NWC main, (which goes) up to Junction (St. Elizabeth) for agricultural purposes, can now connect into this irrigation scheme and allow householders to get the water (provided by the NWC),” he told JIS News following the commissioning ceremony. The Water Minister also urged the farmers to “make the necessary and appropriate arrangements” with the NIC to provide water for their farms.   Mr. Pickersgill said the NWC has been instructed to repair leaks identified in their systems “as quickly possible” to ensure maximum output, while underscoring the need for water conservation. By Rodger Hutchinson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 10 Trunk 10, from Crisp Road intersection south for 4.5 kilometres, and from West Dalhousie Road intersection south for 9.3 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement and paving until Friday, Nov. 25. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from dawn until dusk. Local Area Office: 902- 825-4154 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) Trunk 30 (Cabot Trail) from about a half a kilometre south of Brazile Road, for about 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for upgrading, planing and asphalt concrete patching until Friday, Nov. 25. Pilot vehicles and traffic control on site. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4771 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Angus Bridge Traffic on the MacLeod Angus Bridge in South Harbour over the South Aspy River on the Cabot Trail, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic signals are in place at the bridge. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, from Exit 23A to Mary Jane Riley Road, will be reduced to one lane for reconstruction of ramps until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Mary Jane Riley Road Mary Jane Riley Road over Highway 101 will be reduced to one lane for paving, pipe installation and guardrail work until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-825-4827 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Lower South River Bridge Lower South River Bridge will be reduced to one lane until Oct. 31, to construct a bailey bridge. A detour replaces the Lower South River bridge and approaches until Aug. 31, 2012. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Lane Closures, Canso Causeway Traffic on Highway 104 on the Canso Causeway will be reduced to one lane from sunset to sunrise for guardrail installation and shoulder improvements. Traffic control staff and a pilot vehicle will guide drivers safely through the construction zone. Work is scheduled for completion on Thursday, Dec. 15. Please drive with extra care during the construction period. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 KINGS COUNTY: Grand Pre Bridge Grand Pre Bridge is reduced to one lane for repairs until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 125 Part of Exit 7 on Highway 125 will have a one-lane closure for construction of a new bridge until Aug. 31, 2012. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 CONTINUING WORK GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316, between Middle Country Harbour and Stormont, will have alternating lane closures for ditching, draining pipes, patching and paving until Tuesday, Nov. 15. Traffic control and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-4350 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Eagle Drive Eagle Drive, from Salmon River Road to its end, will be closed for paving and sidewalk repairs until Wednesday, Nov. 30. A detour is in place. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 NEW WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Fields Bridge Improvements are being made to the Fields Bridge on Shulie Road. It will be open during construction. Work takes place until Nov. 15, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-667-6586 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 3 Traffic on sections of Trunk 3 from Boutiliers Point Road to the intersection of Route 333, will be reduced to one lane until Wednesday, Nov. 30, for repaving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. A pilot vehicle will guide drivers safely through the construction area. Delays are possible. Local Area Office: 902-835-3935 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: William’s Point Road William’s Point Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Traffic control is in place. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-863-7378center_img INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, for 6.5 kilometres from Campbell’s Road to south of Chishom Road, and River Deny’s Road, for about two kilometres from Trunk 19, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and asphalt repairs until Saturday, Nov. 26. A pilot vehicle and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hillside Road Sections of Hillside Road will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, Nov. 15, for repaving north from the intersection of Route 327. Drivers should take extra caution in the area. Local Office: 902-769-2192 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Mountain Bridge Mountain Bridge on the Mountain Road, near River Phillip, will be closed for repairs until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-477-7002 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from about 5.5 kilometres east of Lakeshore Drive, west at Campbell’s Brook Bridge, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs, upgrading and paving until Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Leitches Creek Bridge Leitches Creek Bridge on Route 305 (Keltic Drive) will be closed for repairs until Friday, Nov. 18. Detour on Highway 125. Local Area Office: 902-563-2371 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 216 Route 216, from Trunk 4, west for about seven kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Tuesday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from dawn until dusk. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Sections of Trunk 4, west from Lakeshore Drive, will be reduced to one lane until Thursday, Dec. 15. A pilot vehicle will be onsite. Travel with extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND COUNTIES: Folly Mountain Baseline Road, eight kilometres south of the Cumberland/Colchester county line, will be reduced to one lane for paving, graveling and shouldering until Wednesday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 KINGS COUNTY: Gladys Porter Bridge Gladys Porter Bridge in Port Williams is reduced to one lane for bridge rehabilitation until Monday, Nov. 14. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104, Westbound Lanes The westbound lanes of Highway 104 in the Kemptown area are reduced to one lane from Exit 18 to Exit 18A for repaving and widening. Work will take place until Tuesday, Nov. 15 Drivers should travel with extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Howard Bridge Howard Bridge on Fountain Road, 700 metres west from Route 307, will be closed for repairs until Friday, Dec. 9. Signed detour in place. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Hurlburt Falls Bridge Hurlburt Falls Bridge on Lake Vaughan Road will be closed for repairs. It is expected to reopen Friday, Nov. 25. A marked detour is available. 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11 excops among 13 get lifer for killing jail inmate in Pb

first_imgAmritsar: A court here on Monday sentenced 13 people, including 11 former policemen, to life imprisonment in a 2014 kidnapping and murder case of a jail inmate. The court of Additional Sessions Judge Sandeep Singh Bajwa pronounced the quantum of the punishment. The court had convicted all of the accused last week. All 13 people have been sentenced to life imprisonment, Public Prosecutor Rittu Madan told reporters here. They include former inspector Narang Singh, former assistant sub-inspectors Gulshanbir Singh and Sawinder Singh, ex-head constables Jagjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Lakhwinder Singh, ex-constables Makhtool Singh, Angrej Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Amandeep Singh and Randhir Singh of the Punjab Police. The two others are Deep Raj Singh and Jagtar Singh. On May 5, 2014, jail inmate Bikramjit Singh, who was serving life imprisonment in a murder case, was taken to a government hospital for treatment. He was kidnapped from the hospital by a police team led by Narang Singh and taken to Batala, where he was tortured inhumanely and then murdered, as per the complaint filed by the victim’s brother, Dalbir Singh. Following Bikramjit’s abduction, police had initially registered a case against him on May 6, 2014, alleging that he escaped from custody. But later, the policemen and two others were booked for his murder.last_img read more

Toronto man charged after alleged road rage incident man clings to car

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario Provincial Police say a Toronto man is facing charges after an alleged road rage incident involving another man seen clinging to the hood of the vehicle.Police say the incident happened Wednesday morning on a highway in northern Toronto.Video of the footage caught on a dashcam shows a man on the hood of the vehicle while it is travelling at highway speed.OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says on Twitter that a 42-year-old man from Toronto’s Scarborough area has been charged with dangerous driving and assault with a weapon.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously said the man charged is 32.last_img read more

Steve Van Zandt To Be Honored By Little Kids Rock

first_imgBefore Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band finish the second U.S. leg of its world tour, many of its members will attend Little Kids Rock’s 10th anniversary Right to Rock Celebration, sponsored by the House of Marley and 1Love.org.On October 16th in New York city Steven Van Zandt will be presented with the “Big Man of The Year Award,” given annually to honor the legacy of the late, great Clarence Clemons. Van Zandt joins past honorees Lady Gaga and The Big Man himself. The event is being co-chaired by actress Maureen Van Zandt and E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg.The gala will resemble an all-star rock and roll festival with Van Zandt performing alongside many of his musical friends, including Elvis Costello, Dion DiMucci, Tom Morello, Darlene Love, Southside Johnny, Kris Allen, Rubén Blades, Gary U.S. Bonds, Michael Des Barres, Michael Johns, Jesse Malin, Jake Clemons, NYC Hit Squad and more surprise guests expected to attend. Little Kids Rock students will join these rock legends on stage to perform along side and celebrate the joy of music.The event, sponsored by The House of Marley and 1Love.org, will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom and will run from 6:30pm until the music stops. Table sponsorships are available for purchase and limited balcony-level tickets for the show (no bar or dinner) will be made available next week. For more information visit www.littlekidsrock.org/rtr12/sponsorship.htm.A key part of the evening will be the live and silent auctions (opening online in the weeks leading up to the event and concluding live at the October 16th event) featuring hard-to-find treasures like a keyboard signed by Lady Gaga, a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (with Jake Clemons making the piece a “first of a kind”), a tour of NFL Films and the set of Inside the NFL with Phil Simms, a custom guitar featuring Bob Marley hand painted by famed tattoo artist Mister Cartoon, an exclusive dinner with Maureen and Steven Van Zandt, a 5-night stay at one of the Hard Rock All-Inclusive Collection Resorts and much more. The funds raised by this once-in-a-lifetime musical extravaganza and unique auction will help Little Kids Rock bring the gift of music education to disadvantaged youth across the United States. The funds from this event and auction will enable Little Kids Rock to bring free lessons and instruments to over 100,000 disadvantaged public school students in 12 states.“Putting instruments in [children’s] hands is empowering,” Van Zandt said after personally delivering guitars to Little Kids Rock students in the Bronx last year. “We’re the only country in the world that thinks that art is a luxury. It’s not a luxury; it’s a necessity of life.”“It is a privilege to honor Steven Van Zandt,” said David Wish, Little Kids Rock’s Founder and Executive Director. “To do so with the company of the E Street Band friends and family is just thrilling.” Wish added, “Steven Van Zandt is a great artist, philanthropist and humanitarian who has provided tremendous support for Little Kids Rock students and for many people around the world. No wonder so many other artists are coming out and paying tribute to him.”Together, The House of Marley and 1Love.org are this year’s presenting sponsors of the Right to Rock Celebration and an ongoing partner with Little Kids Rock. The House of Marley is a collection of premium quality, earth-friendly lifestyle and personal audio gear, created in partnership with the Marley family, and donates a portion of all sales to 1Love.org, the Marley family nonprofit organization that focuses on youth, planet and peace. During the event, 1Love.org will announce a surprise fundraising project with Little Kids Rock that honors the spirit and artistry of the legendary Bob Marley.Tickets are available here.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Montreal to get a new largely digital fashion week

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook A new fashion week is in the works for Montreal, and it will largely take place online.Digital Fashion Week Montreal is set to launch in March 2017, with organizers “re-writing the fashion week business model.”Runway shows will be streamed live to a global audience, but there will also be real-world networking events and other educational initiatives to support Canadian designers. The showcase was founded by Melanie Trevett, a fashion and retail entrepreneur who recently moved to Montreal from the United Kingdom.Her new festival comes three years after Montreal Fashion Week merged with the city’s Fashion + Design Festival in 2013.It also follows the loss of Toronto Fashion Week, which announced earlier this month that it was folding.“Canadian designers will be empowered with a fashion week that truly belongs to them, one that will take their careers into the future and from which the industry can grow internationally,” according to a release issued Wednesday.The event has lined up sponsors including Maybelline New York, Redken 5th Avenue New York, and essie.The Canadian Press Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more