The Punjab police said on Saturday that it had arrested seven terrorists in Ludhiana associated with the terror outfit Babbar Khalsa International, who were allegedly planning to “disturb peace” in the sensitive border State.“The Ludhiana police, in a joint operation with the counter-intelligence wing, arrested seven members of Babbar Khalsa,” R.N. Dhoke, Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana, told presspersons.“We recovered pistols and cartridges from them. All of [the arrested] were working on the directions of the England-based Surinder Singh Babbar, who is an active member of the terror outfit,” Mr. Dhoke said.“Surinder was allegedly providing finance and weapons to the accused, who were conspiring to disturb peace and harmony in Punjab,” he said, adding that people writing against Khalistan movement were on the hit list of the arrested.Those arrested were identified as Onkar Singh, Jagran Singh, Amritpal Singh, Kuldip Singh, Jasbir Singh, Amanpreet Singh and Manpreet Singh. Three of them belonged to Amritsar, Mr. Dhoke said. They planned to hold a meeting when they were arrested.Babbar was selecting targets through social media, the police said.(With PTI inputs)
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Toreto, a Hong Kong based company has launched new TBE-804 Blare Bluetooth earphone at Rs 2499 and it is available across all leading e-commerce platforms. The earphone are flexible, water resistant and best-suited for sports enthusiasts.Toreto claims that the TBE-804 Blare Bluetooth earphones can play music for 8 hours straight and offer a talk time of up to 10 hours. The earphones come with noise reduction capacity and isolating features.Its Bluetooth version supports every Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, speakers, PCs and other devices. The earphone is backed by 160 mAh battery life and as per the company claims, the earphone can run for a day with only 2 and half hours of charging. The earphone is capable of working even at a range of 33 feet or 10 meters. The TBE-804 Blare Bluetooth earphone comes with smart-features like call answering button, skip music tracks and using in-line microphone carved on its flexi band.The comfortable silicon ear tips and the sleek design with rubber finish fits well around the neck and gives right enabling zero hassle in handling the earphones. “Its flexibility and water resistant features will rejuvenate the fun activities you wished for. Come monsoon, you will rekindle your music experience with Toreto- TBE-804 Blare Bluetooth Earphone,” says the company
On Sunday, Anirudh Ravichander, who is collaborating with Ajith Kumar after Vedalam, took to Twitter to release the second track, Thalai Viduthalai. The song, which begins with Ajith’s voice-over, became a rage on the internet, and reportedly garnered 5 million views in few hours.#THALAiViduthalai – https://t.co/NyrVrY7lWhOur humble dedication to 25 years of true grit and determination ???????@directorsiva- Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) July 9, 2017Thalai Viduthalai is penned by Siruthai Siva and Anirudh Ravichander and Harish Swaminathan have sung the song, which is high on philosophy. Going by the lyrics, Thalai Viduthalai is purposely written to earn whistles from the audience. The lyrical video of the song will be released today at 6 PM.Sai sai ???????????????#ThalaiViduthalai lyric video from 6pm today sai sai ?????????- siva+director (@directorsiva) July 10, 2017Anirudh had released the first song Survivia on June 19, which became an instant addiction.Made on a budget of Rs 100 crore, Vivegam will see Ajith Kumar as a stylish Interpol officer, who is in charge of crime that subsequently leads him to different parts of the world. For Vivegam, Ajith underwent mind-blowing physical transformation and will be seen sporting a six-pack abs. Some reports suggest that the theatrical and satellite rights of the film have been bagged for a massive price. In fact, Sony Music had bought the rights for a whopping Rs 2 crore.Vivegam is Ajith Kumar’s third film with Siruthai Siva. The film also stars Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan in important roles. The makers recently wrapped up the shooting and Ajith has already started the dubbing work.advertisementProduced by Satya Jyothi Films, Vivegam is slated to release in August.ALSO READ: Baahubali completes 2 years | Why Rajamouli’s film became what it did CONFIRMED: R Madhavan-Vijay Sethupathi’s Vikram Vedha to release on July 21ALSO READ: Baahubali completes 2 years | Why Rajamouli’s epic became what it didALSO WATCH | Baahubali: Everything you want to know about India’s most expensive film
Virat Kohli was batting beautifully at Leeds – as usual, his timing was perfect, he found the gaps with ease and every ball met the middle of his bat. And not for the first time, he was India’s best batsman on the park.Kohli had become the fastest to 3000 ODI runs as captain and stormed past the 700-run mark this year in only his ninth ODI. He had not scored a hundred in the first two matches of the three-match series against England but looked well on course to a ton.Everything was well and in order for India until Adil Rashid struck.India vs England 3rd ODI coverage: HIGHLIGHTSIn the first delivery of the 30th over, Kohli was bamboozled by a sharp leg-spinning delivery from Adil Rashid. The ball pitched on leg-stump and hit the top of Kohli’s off-stump. Virat Kohli went past the 700-run mark in 2018 in only nine ODIs (Getty Images)Kohli was stunned beyond belief. He looked at the pitch to see what demons the 22-yard strip had in it. There was none. He then looked at the bowler and slowly headed back to the dressing-room.Virat Kohli had the same expression then as Mike Gatting when Shane Warne bowled him in 1993. Absolute belter from Adil RashidPaul Newman (@Paul_NewmanDM) July 17, 2018It is not often Kohli is beaten like this. He was of course troubled by spin to some extent in the 2018 IPL but not often has he been so comprehensively beaten in international cricket.advertisementThe Indian captain has been in red-hot ODI form this year. He went past the 700-run mark in 2018 in only nine ODIs. Three other batsmen (Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and Joe Root) have scored more than 700 ODI runs this year but they have played more matches than India’s captain.READ – Kohli storms past AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni to break another ODI recordEngland and Rashid were ecstatic. For much of this summer, England had been haunted by Kuldeep Yadav’s wrist-spin. Now they had Rashid paying India back in their own coin.Rashid, who had dismissed Dinesh Karthik shortly before removing Kohli, also snared Suresh Raina and finished with figures of 3/49 off his 10 overs.
Man Utd plan Jan bid for Leicester attacker James Maddisonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United plan to bid for Leicester City attacker James Maddison in January.The Times says just a month after United paid an £85m world-record fee for a defender to sign Harry Maguire, his former team-mate Maddison heads Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wishlist.Apart from 26-year-old Maguire, Old Trafford boss Solskjaer showed in the last transfer window he prefers to recruit youngsters still developing.Newcomers Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, both 21, are already in United’s starting line-up.And midfielder Maddison has begun this campaign in even better form than during his breakthrough season last term.The 22-year-old has caught the eye of other top Prem clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Next Rajarshi Gupta ManchesterJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 07:38 IST India registered its 5th win and inched closer to a semi-final spot in World Cup 2019. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat West Indies by 125 runs at Old Trafford on ThursdayShami and Bumrah were once again the pick of the bowlers for IndiaVirat Kohli top scored with 72 while MS Dhoni smashed an unbeaten 56Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami led another sterling bowling effort as India crushed West Indies by 125 runs at Old Trafford on Thursday to inch one step closer to the semi-finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.The massive Indian victory was also highlighted by Virat Kohli who top-scored with 72, MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 56 and useful contributions from KL Rahul (48) and Hardik Pandya (46).India now have 11 points while West Indies with 3 points from 7 matches are out of the semi-finals race.Mohammed Shami started the damage with 2 early wickets before Bumrah picked 2 wickets in 2 balls to send West Indies crashing out of the World Cup. Between those two bursts from India’s star pacers, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal did serious damage to ensure India remained the only unbeaten team in the World Cup so far.Chasing 269 on a tricky pitch, West Indies never found any momentum. Mohammed Shami removed Chris Gayle and Shai Hope inside the first 7 overs and the Windies never recovered from that early jolt. Sunil Ambris and Nicholas Pooran looked to put their team on the road to recovery but Hardik Pandya dismissed Ambris to trigger a typical West Indies collapse.Kuldeep Yadav next struck to snare Nicholas Pooran and at 80 for 4 in the 21st over on a pitch offering turn, all West Indies hopes had been dashed. In the 24th over, Yuzvendra Chahal removed Jason Holder and India knew they were on the verge of a huge win.But the dangerous Carlos Brathwaite was still in India’s way. Only a few days back, his barnstorming hundred had almost taken West Indies across the line against New Zealand in a high-scoring thriller. Against the best bowling attack in the world, there would be no Brathwaite magic.advertisementBack for his second spell, Bumrah removed Brathwaite and Fabian Allen off consecutive deliveries before Shami struck again to see off Shimron Hetmyer as India marched towards a comfortable victory.Earlier after winning the toss, Virat Kohli decided India would bat.Rohit Sharma was controversially ruled out by the third umpire Michael Gough who certainly did not rule the popularity charts among Indian fans on social media. But KL Rahul (48) and Virat Kohli (72) kept pressing forward against a disciplined West Indies bowling attack.KL Rahul fell to another poor shot, Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar failed but Kohli was a class apart. He timed the ball better than anyone else and was the real threat as West Indies looked to keep India under 300.MS Dhoni struggled to get going once again and with Hardik Pandya, he could not even rotate the strike well. Pandya did try to up the ante but Dhoni was unable to get going at the other end.The Dhoni-Pandya partnership was slow but the pair made sure India had the services of two big-hitting batsmen for the death overs. Pandya eventually perished for 46 but Dhoni set himself up to hit 2 sixes and 1 four in the final over of Oshane Thomas. He brought up his 72nd fifty in ODIs as India finished with a competitive total.India next take on hosts England on June 30.Also Read | Virat Kohli breaks Tendulkar and Lara record, fastest to 20,000 international runsAlso Read | India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s dismissal sparks off controversyAlso Read | Virat Kohli 1st Indian captain to score four successive fifties in World CupsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Virat KohliFollow MS Dhoni World Cup 2019: India close in on semi-finals with thumping win over West IndiesIndia vs West Indies World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni starred in a 125-run win for India. West Indies, 2-time world champions, are now out of the race for the semi-finals.advertisement
Editors’ Recommendations If you’re thinking your casual footwear could use some work, it’s hard to go wrong with a pair of Air Jordan 1s. A classic design in understated colorways, the AJ1 has shaped sneaker and sports culture since its initial debut in 1985. The Lance Mountain Nike SB x Jordan 1 collaboration throws a new twist on an old idea, while still appealing to fans of the original.When the NBA fined Michael Jordan for playing in his black and red Air Jordan 1s his rookie year, Nike paid the fine and urged him to continue wearing the shoes. Skaters quickly adopted the shoe for its performance features — firm ankle support, Nike air technology, and great padding. They wore them into the ground, putting tremendous strain on them, and decorated them with paint and markers to imbue them with the DIY culture of skateboarding.Nike tapped legendary skate icons Craig Stecyk and Lance Mountain to finally bring the Nike SB and Air Jordan brands officially together. Stecyk’s art and photography catapulted Mountain and other skateboarding pioneers into the spotlight as they continued to revolutionize the sport they helped define.As a nod to the days of beat-up, mismatched Air Jordans, the Lance Mountain Nike SB X Jordan 1 comes with two different shoes. Both embellish the classic black base that originally made the shoes so rebellious when they first appeared on the scene, one featuring hints of red, while a royal-blue sole and Nike’s iconic swoosh accent the other. Both shoes are encased in white or black paint, leaving only the sole to indicate there’s any color underneath. As you wear and skate in the shoes, the paint will begin to rub off, revealing the smattering of colors.Local skate shops and Nike’s official website will offer a limited quantity of the Nike SB X Jordan 1 on June 7, 2014. Still, you’ll want to plan ahead if you hope to get your hands on a pair. The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game 1. Nike SB x Jordan 1 2. Nike SB x Jordan 1 3. Nike SB x Jordan 1 4. Nike SB x Jordan 1 5. Nike SB x Jordan 1 How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall You Won’t Believe the Price Tags on 10 of the Most Expensive Shoes For Men 8 Pairs of Sneakers to Keep Clean and Crispy for Special Occasions Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men
zoom The AML Louis Jolliet struck Pier 22 when docking, causing some damage to the hull above the water line on the front part of the boat, as well as causing minor injuries to some passengers aboard.Following the inspection of the boat last night, it was confirmed that a mechanical problem was the cause of the incident. The source of the problem was identified in the evening following an investigation carried out by two companies specialized in the field.It was a piece of the control of the transmission clutch that unfortunately failed. The defective part was sent to the workshop for analysis.Since the chef engineer used a manual emergency system to bring the ship into reverse before the impact, the ship was travelling only at 3.6 knots, which is equivalent to less than 6 km/h.There were 77 people aboard the AML Louis Jolliet, plus the crew. This morning the Croisières AML team contacted the passengers injured in the incident, to ascertain their condition, and thankfully they are fine.Croisières AML reiterates that the AML Louis Jolliet is an extremely safe boat that meets the strict standards of Transport Canada. In 2011, four million dollars were invested to equip the ship with a new propulsion system.”We chose a German technology because it is the most reliable on the market. The likelihood that an incident such as yesterday would occur, is virtually nil, so that is why the defective part will be analyzed by the manufacturer and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB),” said Yan Hamel, President and CEO of Croisières AML.The AML Grand Fleuve will replace the AML Louis Jolliet for the duration of the work. The AML Grand Fleuve is the third largest ship of the AML fleet with a capacity of 700 passengers. May 29, 2014
zoom Continuing its commitment to stop the imminent extinction of the endangered vaquita porpoise, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of California for Operation Milagro IV.The campaign will have Sea Shepherd’s M/V Farley Mowat back on active duty for the third consecutive year in the Gulf of California – the only waters on Earth which are home to this mammal. Joining the Farley for the first time on a Milagro campaign will be the M/V John Paul DeJoria.With Milagro IV, Sea Shepherd said it “will once again work with the Mexican government to address the urgent need to protect the elusive vaquita before it is too late.”Both the Farley and the JPD will protect the waters of the vaquita marine reserve, remove nets, patrol for poachers, document issues facing this endangered cetacean and continue to collect data to share with the scientific community. The campaign will run through May 2018.According to Sea Shepherd, the most recent statistics show the population of vaquita has dwindled to an estimated less than 30 individuals. The vaquita is particularly susceptible to population decline, with a slower rate of reproduction than that of other porpoise species. In addition, it has a comparatively short lifespan of approximately 20 years.Yet despite these vulnerabilities, the biggest threat to the vaquita’s survival are illegal gillnets fishermen put out to catch another endangered species: the totoaba bass. Similar in size to the totoaba, the vaquita gets caught in gillnets, suffocates and drowns. Meanwhile, the captured totoaba has its swim bladder removed and transported to China and Hong Kong where it sells for tens of thousands of dollars on the black market to be for unsubstantiated medicinal properties.“We must have a higher regard for ocean life if these species are to survive. Human greed and lack of respect for the oceans is responsible for near-wipeout of the vaquita. If it goes extinct, that’s another broken link in the eco-chain and one step closer to our own extinction. Sea Shepherd will not give up its fight to save the vaquita and the totoaba,” Jean Paul Geoffroy, Campaign Leader, pointed out.“Sea Shepherd is now taking on Milagro IV, our fourth year of the challenging task of preventing the extinction of the endangered vaquita. If not for the confiscation of hundreds of nets and our drone interventions in finding the poachers at night, the vaquita would now be extinct. There are some people who say this is a lost cause and that extinction is inevitable. We disagree. Increased patrols, increased interventions coupled with the courage and the passion of our volunteer crews can prevail,” Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Founder and CEO, commented.
ENVIRONMENT/LABOUR–Nova Scotia Business Challenged to ReduceWaste Businesses that aggressively reduce waste can expect more profit,enhanced corporate reputation and new opportunities. Environmentand Labour Minister Kerry Morash delivered that message today,Oct. 22, at a breakfast meeting marking Waste Reduction Week. He told the audience of business leaders in Halifax that newbusiness models based on low or no waste are the way of thefuture. He said these models have been embraced by majorinternational corporations and are beginning to take root in NovaScotia. Mr. Morash cited the recent venture between Ocean NutritionLimited and Wilson’s Fuels to distribute a furnace fuel that’sbased on fish oil that used to be dumped. He said turning wasteinto opportunity takes “vision and creativity, and a willingnessto look beyond your current business model.” Mr. Morash said government is doing its part. The provincialenergy strategy commits government to incorporate energyefficiency into building renovations and purchases. Corporatefleet purchasing will also be influenced by energy efficiency. “Nova Scotians intrinsically value environmental responsibility,”the minister said. “They demand it of government and they expectit of business and industry.” Waste Reduction Week runs until Sunday, Oct. 26. It is sponsoredby the Clean Nova Scotia Foundation and Nova Scotia Environmentand Labour.
Advertisement Social Media links MONTRÉAL – After 40 years in radio, including more than 20 years at CJAD 800, Tommy Schnurmacher is calling it a career.Schnurmacher announced today that he will host the last edition of TOMMY SCHNURMACHER’S GANG OF FOUR (Monday to Friday 12-1PM) on December 13th, 2017. His career highlights include covering John and Yoko’s world famous “bed-in”, winning a Gold Ribbon Award from the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and interviewing politicians and celebrities including: Stephen Harper, Paul Martin, Clint Eastwood and Ariana Huffington.Schnurmacher told listeners he will travel more and finish a novel, although he promises to continue to share the opinions that have earned him popularity and created debate: “I may be saying goodbye to daily radio deadlines but I have a sneaking suspicion that I will not be able to keep myself from holding court from time to time whether that’s on-air, off-air or on Twitter”. CJAD 800 Program Director Chris Bury called Schnurmacher unique and irreplaceable. “Tommy is incredibly talented”, said Bury. “I haven’t seen his particular mix of wit and humor in anyone else. Not only will we miss hearing him on the radio, we will also miss having him around the office.”CJAD 800 will mark Schnurmacher’s departure with a special broadcast on December 13th. Listeners will have a chance to win tickets to attend the event on THE ANDREW CARTER MORNING SHOW, THE AARON RAND SHOW and on TOMMY SCHNURMACHER’S GANG OF FOUR.As of December 14th, CJAD 800’s midday lineup will include THE NATASHA HALL SHOW (12-2PM) and THE EVAN SOLOMON SHOW (2-4PM). Login/Register With: CJAD 800 on Facebook CJAD 800 on TwitterAbout Bell MediaBell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook
Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Earlier, Lady Gaga was among the stars sporting a white rose on the Grammy Awards red carpet to support the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.Sam Smith, Lisa Loeb, Sting and host James Corden were also spotted wearing the flower to show support for the fight against sexual misconduct. Advertisement Canadian Alessia Cara won the coveted Grammy award for best new artist Sunday in a category of strong contenders that included Khalid and SZA.In her acceptance speech, the Brampton, Ont.-born singer encouraged people to “support real music and real artists.”“Everyone deserves the same shot,” she said on stage. “And that goes for everyone — not just those in the industry.” Alessia Cara, from Brampton, Ont., accepts the Grammy for best new artist onstage Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Twitter
The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Guzzo Cinemas is looking to expand beyond Quebec to other major Canadian cities.The Montreal-based cinema chain says it has been looking for opportunities in areas including Vancouver and Calgary.Guzzo Cinemas president Vince Guzzo says he’s hoping the expansion will allow him to take advantage of opportunities in other cities and find new synergies for his business, which also includes a construction company and Giulietta Pizzeria restaurants.Despite the struggles theatre businesses have faced in recent years with the growth of streaming services, Guzzo says the industry is “booming” and he feels the streaming is only causing consumers to seek more personal ways to take in films.Guzzo Cinemas expansion will put the company in competition with entertainment giant Cineplex Inc., which owns over 150 theatres.To counteract box office volatility and streaming companies, Cineplex has diversified its offerings beyond cinemas with gaming restaurant complexes the Rec Room and Playdium. Companies in this story: (TSX:CGX)
by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press Posted Jul 6, 2017 7:41 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Audi engineer charged with directing VW emissions cheating FILE – In this March 3, 2016 file photo the four ring logo of German car producer Audi is photographed during the annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany. A former high-level executive for Volkswagen’s Audi luxury brand has been charged with conspiracy and accused of directing other employees to program vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. The Justice Department says Giovanni Pamio, an Italian citizen, was charged Thursday, July 6, 2017, in a criminal complaint with conspiracy, wire fraud and violating the Clean Air Act. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File) DETROIT – U.S. authorities have accused a former executive of Volkswagen’s Audi luxury brand of giving orders to program diesel engines to cheat on emissions tests.Giovanni Pamio, 60, an Italian citizen, is accused of being a leader in a conspiracy that was part of an embarrassing scandal that has cost VW more than $20 billion in criminal penalties and lawsuit settlements. He’s the eighth ex-VW employee charged in the case that is being investigated by the FBI and the Environmental Protection Agency’s criminal unit.One of the employees is scheduled for sentencing later this month, another is in custody in the U.S. and five others are German citizens.Volkswagen has admitted that VW, Porsche and Audi vehicles with 2-litre and 3-litre diesel engines were programmed to turn pollution controls on during government treadmill tests and turn them off while on the road. The scheme went on for years before being discovered in tests conducted by West Virginia University.According to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in Detroit, Pamio is charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and violating the Clean Air Act. Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit, said she could not comment on whether he is in custody.The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Cleveland attorney Terry Brennan was representing Pamio. Brennan would not comment when reached Thursday evening.The complaint says Pamio was head of Thermodynamics in Audi’s Diesel Development Department in Neckarsulm, Germany, leading a team of engineers who designed emissions controls from 2006 through November of 2015.He and other unidentified conspirators determined it was impossible to calibrate a 3-litre diesel engine to meet U.S. nitrogen oxide emissions standards within design constraints imposed by other VW departments. So Pamio “directed Audi employees to design and implement software functions to cheat the standard U.S. emissions tests,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.Pamio and others then failed to disclose the software and knowingly misrepresented that the engines complied with U.S. pollution standards, according to the complaint.In 2008, engineers who designed the cheating system sent a presentation to Audi senior management, including Pamio, that detailed it, according to the complaint. That year, several Audi managers concluded the software was “indefensible.” An Audi manager in 2013 sent an email about discussing the system with U.S. regulators, but Pamio, the complaint stated, argued that disclosure would be “too risky!”VW already has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pay a $2.8 billion penalty.____This story has been corrected to show that eight ex-VW employees have now been charged in the case.
by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 27, 2017 8:00 am MDT Last Updated Aug 27, 2017 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:The banks are doing just fine, thanks: Investors got a first look last week at how Canadian banks are faring amid a housing market slowdown and record consumer debt levels. Spoiler: Their profits haven’t taken a hit. RBC and CIBC reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and investors will be watching closely to see whether the trend continues when the rest of the Big Six report this week.Just when you thought NAFTA was cancelled: Despite U.S. President Trump’s off-the-cuff remarks about his belief the entire trade deal will be killed off anyway, negotiators will meet in Mexico City starting Friday until Sept. 5 for the second round of talks. But we’re unlikely to hear much on what’s going on behind closed doors: The three countries have signed a confidentiality agreement to prevent leaks during talks.Economic check-up: Statistics Canada is set to release the latest GDP growth figures from the second quarter of the year. Most economists expect the economy to have pumped out a solid 3.1 per cent growth performance, even though the quarter ended with a relatively flat June report.Bombardier’s Swedish saga: A Russian Bombardier employee will appear in a Stockholm court this week on aggravated bribery charges related to a payment to win a US$340 million contract in Azerbaijan.What bubble?: The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. will release its second-quarter financial report Tuesday, which could provide some hints on the quality of loans in Canada’s insured mortgage market and what the federal agency thinks of a recent cool down in the sector. Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week
“Chile’s investment in resilient infrastructure, early warning systems and urban planning have ensured that casualties have been low on this occasion despite the intensity of the earthquake,” Margareta Wahlström said in a statement.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Chilean authorities declared a disaster area in the Choapa and Coquimbo provinces of Coquimbo region following the earthquake, which took the lives of eight people.“Early warnings have been very effective in saving lives and the country’s mechanism for ensuring compliance with building codes has also paid dividends,” Ms. Wahlström added. “The evacuation of one million people ensured that there was no repetition of the loss of life which happened five years ago when 523 people died.”She further explained that the fact that one million people had to be evacuated to escape the threat of high waves and coastal flooding is evidence that the world is seeing a huge surge in exposure to natural hazards, as more and more people live in coastal areas and river basins exposed to tsunamis and storms. Meanwhile, while OCHA and its partners continue to monitor any possible impact in the Pacific region, “none of significance” is expected at this stage, it noted.Chile is among the many disaster-prone countries that played a key role in formulating the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a global plan for reducing disaster losses that was adopted earlier this year at a UN conference held in the Japanese city.
“Civilians remain exposed to significant sources of insecurity such as inter-communal conflict and criminality, including the activities of armed militias,” the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, told the Council presenting the latest report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Darfur.He added that despite a significant decrease in overall armed conflict, particularly as a result of the Government’s military successes against armed movements, the situation in the region is further exacerbated by a “widespread proliferation of weapons and the inadequacy of rule of law and justice institutions.”Tensions between the various communities recur due to long-standing disputes over access to land and the control of water and other resources, according to information cited from the report. For example, at least 70 people were killed in the past few months in clashes between farmers and herders in seasonal migration underway in the southern part of Darfur.Such violence is raising concerns for the millions of displaced people living in bases and camps under the protection of the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).“Long-term comprehensive solutions remain necessary to create the necessary conditions for the return or resettlement of the 2.6 million people who remain in displacement in the region,” Mr. Ladsous said, “and the resolution of the underlying causes of inter-communal conflict related to access to land, water and other natural resources.”Among other points raised in his briefing, Mr. Ladsous noted that despite efforts by UNAMID and the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) and international initiatives, “little tangible progress” has been made in the peace efforts in Darfur. At issue are delays over agreement on the cessation of hostilities and humanitarian assistance.
Fred and Joe Tonin display a photo of their cousin, Amilcare Ramella, who left a $350,000 donation for Brock students in his will.He travelled the world as a chemical engineer with Mobil Oil. He was responsible for several patents regarding the oil refining process. He gave generously to members of his close-knit family in Welland.Now, Amilcare Ramella has one last achievement – in his last will and testament, he has created two new student scholarships at Brock.Ramella, who died in June 2010 at age 87, has left $350,000 to Brock University to show his commitment to education. The Amilcare Ramella Graduate Scholarship in Canadian-American Studies will benefit the top student earning an MA in Canadian-American Studies. The Remo and Ida Ramella Memorial Scholarship, named after his parents, will benefit the top undergraduate student from the City of Welland.Amilcare RamellaThe scholarships promote two things important to Ramella – Canada-U.S. relations and the education of young Welland residents. It’s a final show of generosity for a man whose sharp intellect and curiosity made him a lifelong learner, said his cousins Joe Tonin of Welland and Fred Tonin of Crystal Beach.“He was exceptionally inquisitive, and a top student in school,” Fred said. “He was quite brilliant, but he was so modest that you’d never know it.”Born on First Street in Welland in 1922, Ramella received BSc and MSc degrees in chemical engineering from Queens University. He also did a year of post-graduate work in Columbia University’s chemical engineering department.He joined Mobil’s research department in New Jersey in 1948, starting a successful 36-year career that resulted in numerous patents and publications. His work took him around the world, from Australia to the Middle East. His contributions included improved performance of the catalytic reforming process, and co-ordinating studies of possible new refineries.Despite his success, Ramella lived simply. He enjoyed giving his relatives whirlwind tours of Woodbury, NJ, where he lived until he retired to Welland in 1987. He had a black and white television and did not see the need in getting cable. In retirement, he enjoyed walking around his hometown, tending to his vegetable garden, and caring for numerous cats, all named Chippy. He also used the library’s Internet service to quench his voracious thirst for knowledge.“He even borrowed Fred’s daughter’s math textbook so he could take it home and read it,” Joe said.Ramella could hold conversations with anyone, from five-year-olds to the elderly. He believed in the importance of his younger relatives being educated, which is why the Brock donation is so fitting, Fred said.“He was just an outstanding citizen. He was someone you could aspire to be like.”Ramella has also made donations to Queens University and Niagara College. His Brock donation for undergraduates will be matched by government funds through the Ontario Trust for Student Support, while the graduate award will be matched through the Ontario Graduate Fellowship Program.Donations such as Ramella’s make a lasting impact on the University, said Marilyn Rose, former Dean of Graduate Studies. The graduate scholarship will support a newly launched joint MA program between Brock and the University at Buffalo that will strengthen understanding of Canada-U.S. relations.“It’s really an amazing scholarship to support this kind of study,” she said. “It’s a perfect fit between what the donor wanted to accomplish and what the program will offer its students.”
OSU senior H-back Dontre Wilson (2) makes a second half catch despite the efforts of Wisconsin outside linebacker Zack Baun (56) during the second half of the Buckeyes game against the Badgers on Oct. 15. The Buckeyes won 30-23 in overtime. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWith under six minutes left and down 23-20 to Wisconsin, Ohio State redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett was staring down a 2nd-and-11 from OSU’s 32-yard line. When the Buckeyes need a play, it’s usually either Barrett, junior H-back Curtis Samuel or redshirt sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown who gets the ball. This time, it wasn’t any of them.Senior H-back Dontre Wilson was matched up against Wisconsin redshirt freshman linebacker Zack Baun. Barrett stood in the pocket, checking off his receivers before he saw Wilson turn a button hook into a go route down the sideline. Wilson hauled it in for 43 yards, which ultimately set up the game-tying field goal before OSU won 30-23 in overtime.After nearly giving away a muffed punt earlier in the game, Wilson recovered to give OSU a chance to win the game.When the team went into the locker room after the victory, Wilson was called upon to stand up in front of the team in recognition of his play. The message was simple. He told the team he was grateful for what had just occurred, but that game was not the goal for OSU.“It wasn’t about me at that moment. It’s a team effort,” Wilson said on Monday. “Even though I made that play, it’s still a big team effort. It wasn’t about me, it was about the team.”For Wilson, that play was as significant as any in his career in Columbus. It was even more significant given that he still has not recovered from his broken foot suffered against Michigan State during his sophomore year in 2014.Over the offseason, Wilson said he went to the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon to have a pair of cleats custom-made for him. Wilson’s cleats are wider than the team-distributed ones, and limit the pain on his foot. OSU coach Urban Meyer said during Monday’s press conference that Wilson still wasn’t quite 100 percent and often doesn’t practice early in the week. Wilson told the media he’s probably about 95 percent, but it’s certainly something he feels out on the field.“When you break a foot, it’s tough, especially a skilled athlete,” Meyer said. “I just love his unselfish approach right now, and the fact he made a play to help us go win a game. He flipped the ball to the official, went back, and almost made another great one to help us. I like where he’s at, and he’s a team player that’s doing the best he can.”For an athlete such as Wilson, a broken foot is not only a physical obstacle, but a mental barrier. Any athlete at OSU will tell you that it’s easy to get frustrated or get down on yourself, however for Wilson, it was much more than a little adversity.“When I first had my injury, I was going through a lot,” Wilson said. “I was going through some stuff with my mother and I had just had my child two days after my injury. I was going through a lot, man. I was real frustrated.” As he stood in a walking boot and crutches on the sideline watching his teammates win a national championship, Wilson said he took that as a sign from God that better days were ahead.Heading into the remaining half of his final season of college football, Wilson is enjoying his most successful season yet. He already has a career-high five total touchdowns (four receiving, one rushing), has accumulated 16 catches for 232 yards and has run the ball 12 times for 75 yards. He is on track to shatter his career mark of receptions and receiving yards in a season.What has enabled Wilson to be a high-impact player is his maturity through his injury. Barrett said he doesn’t see Wilson get frustrated any more than any other receiver. He just fits right in.“It’s almost like we overlook one or the other between Dontre and Curtis. They’re one and the same,” Barrett said. “They’re both dynamic players that do a lot for our offense that create mismatches with linebacker and get up on the safeties and make guys miss all over the field.”Saturday’s game against Penn State will be another difficult test for the Buckeyes, given an environment that Wilson said is the most impressive he has seen as a player. Lingering foot injury, or no injury, Wilson is doing what he can to make the most of his senior season.“I always tell myself I’m going to take it week by week and day by day,” he said. “(I’m) using all of the resources I can for the final games and final months here.”