Jamaica records near 30 per cent decline in murders from Jan…

first_imgJamaica has recorded a 29.7 percent reduction in murders during the first five weeks of this year, according to figures released by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).It said that there were 109 murders between January 1 and February 2 as compared with 155 for the same period last year.JCF also reported that a decline in other categories of major crimes during the same period this year, with the number of shootings totaling 112, a 17 per cent reduction when compared with last year.Decline in rapesThe police said that rapes declined significantly from 57 last year to 27 this year, while the number of aggravated assaults were reduced from 32 last year to 20 this year.RobberiesThe figures show that there was a 15.3 per cent reduction in robberies during the first five weeks of this year, while the number of break-ins and larceny declined by 29.6 per cent and 5.3 per cent, respectively.The overall reduction in murders is reflected in the statistics for all police divisions across the island, excepting Portland and Manchester. In Portland, two persons have been killed so far this year, compared with one during the same period last year.For Manchester, five persons have been murdered so far this year as compared with three last year.In 2018, more than 1, 200 people were killed in Jamaica.last_img read more

Prem bosses to watch action replays in dugout – but it’s far from VAR

first_img4 Fatih Terim, left, showed the fourth official a replay on his phone in a friendly between England and Turkey at the Etihad Stadium two years agoCredit: Bradley Ormesher – The TimesThis comes after a bizarre moment in a friendly between England and Turkey in 2016.After a Harry Kane goal was allowed to stand despite the Tottenham striker appearing to be offside, Turkey boss Fatih Terim approached the fourth official and showed him a replay on his phone.The International Football Association Board (Ifab), who govern the sport’s laws, said: “As it is impossible to prevent communication to/from the technical area and it is reasonable to have an exchange of information relating to coach/tactics or player welfare (but not match officials’ decisions), the focus will move to the behaviour resulting from the use of such equipment.”The FA confirmed it will allow bosses to use ‘small, mobile, handheld equipment’, including mobile phones, smart watches, tablets and laptops.4 Teams will be able to review replays but not challenge officials’ decisionsCredit: Getty Images – GettyLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startART ATTACKInside Arsenal’s celebrations as Arteta is showered with champagne as he dancesLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVEStones update, Sancho latest, Havertz to Chelsea newsExclusiveKEEP IT IN THE FAMILYMan Utd line up shock swoop for Kasper Schmeichel to replace De GeaExclusiveMAICA DECISIONLeeds captain Phillips approached by JAMAICA as Southgate monitors star4 Allardyce has long been a fan of the earpieceCredit: ReutersIn a separate move, managers will soon be able to use headsets to listen to analysts in the stands, akin to communication seen in the NFL.Bosses such Sam Allardyce have used headgear in the past to talk to coaches watching up above.Other US sports have used similar replay technology, with baseball clubs able to look at feeds in their dugouts as part of their decision review system.However, there do not appear to be any plans in place to allow Premier League managers to challenge decisions, at least until VAR is introduced to the competition.We take a look at every new football kit to debut at the Premier League this coming season PREMIER LEAGUE managers will be able to watch TV replays during games in the dugout under new rules in a move that could prove revolutionary for in-game tactics changes.Mobile phones and tablets can now be used to look at events and formation shapes, while controversial incidents can be looked at but not reviewed.4 Replays are set to revolutionise how managers adapt their tactics in-gameCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe league ruled it was impossible to prevent communication to and from the technical area and the stands about such incidents, and have implemented the change, as revealed by the Times.Previously managers could only review footage at half-time and then inform their players, but now they can replay during the match, allowing them to make tactical changes and substitutions accordingly.It has not been confirmed whether a live feed will be allowed in dugouts, while managers are not allowed to show replays to players while the game is going on.Any manager who confronts officials about controversial decisions or shows the footage to them will be punished under the new yellow and red card system, and they could have their equipment confiscated.Sign up for Dream Team 2018/19 nowDream Team is back and better than ever ahead of the new Premier League seasonCompletely free to play£400k jackpot up for grabs across the seasonREGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM 2018/19 HERElast_img read more

Nest Full of Cardinals for ESPN3 Primetime Clash

first_imgIn the men’s game, Lamar enters the game 11-11 overall and 5-5 in conference while UIW is 12-6 overall and 4-4 in conference. UIW returns to San Antonio after playing its two previous games on the road, where the Cardinals defeated Nicholls before falling to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Lamar has dropped three of its last four and is coming off a road loss at Sam Houston State. UIW is 6-1 on the year at the McDermott Center while Lamar is 2-10 on the road. UIW will lean heavily on its senior guard Denzel Livingston, who was recently named to the Lou Henson Watch List, an award presented annually to the mid-major player of the year. Livingston averages 21.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. In conference play, he averages 22.4 points, which tops the Southland. Freshman Jontrell Walker also provides an offensive spark for the Cardinals as he is second on the team with 17.3 points per game. As a team, the Cardinals are second in the league with 84.5 points per game thanks to their 51.1 field goal percentage. Lamar is averaging 11.7 more points than its Southland opponents in large part thanks to its tough defense, which forces 11.4 steals per game. Junior guard JaMeisha Edwards leads her team with 18.1 points per game while graduate student forward Dominique Edwards is not far behind with 12.3 points per game. UIW ranks third among Southland teams with 9.2 steals per conference game. Junior forward Yvonne Maosa is the team’s leadings scorer with 10.2 points per game while grabbing 5.9 boards per game in Southland action. Freshman guard Jazmine Holman leads the league with 3.8 steals and ranks third in league play with 4.8 assists per game. The Lamar-UIW meetings are part of a four-game Southland schedule on ESPN3 Saturday. Earlier, the New Orleans and Central Arkansas basketball teams will meet in Conway, starting with the women at noon, followed by the men at 2:30 p.m. In the women’s contest, UIW enters the game 5-15 overall and 2-7 in conference play while Lamar is 12-10 overall and 9-2 in league action. UIW is looking to snap a five-game losing streak, last winning on Jan. 17 in a 82-70 decision against Southeastern Louisiana. Lamar enters Saturday at the top of the Southland standings, winning seven of its last eight. This will be the first match up UIW and Lamar this season. ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually.  It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  Lamar is led by senior guard Anthony Holliday, who paces the Cardinals with 21.1 points and 3.9 assists per game in league play. On the boards, the Cardinals rely on senior forward Tyran de Lattibeaudiere, who pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game while blocking 1.6 shots per game on the defensive end. Lamar is led by first-year coach Tic Price, who has helped the Cardinals to 11 overall and five league wins so far this season, which is more than what the Cardinals accumulated the previous two seasons combined. David Saltzman will handle play-by-play duties. He will be joined courtside by color analyst and former Baylor men’s basketball coach Jim Haller. Chris Mycoskie is set to host the MidSouth Bank Halftime Report for both games. FRISCO, Texas – Saturday’s Lamar vs. UIW basketball games will be featured live on ESPN3 from the McDermott Convocation Center in San Antonio, Texas. This is the third of eight Southland Conference regular-season doubleheaders on the network. The women’s game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. CST, followed by the men’s matchup at 7:30 p.m. The network is currently available to 95 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.last_img read more

The Jaleo Experience is a Great Value, and Delicious Food

first_imgShare This!I recently tried the Jaleo Experience at Jaleo at Disney Springs and found it to be both delicious and a fantastic value for the amount and quality of food presented.My husband, Jeff, and I arrived at the restaurant overwhelmed and dehydrated after a flight from New York and a slog through the Orlando heat. (Narrator voice: They were cranky.) I immediately ordered an attitude adjustment cocktail: the “Cropping Rope,” created with Crop cucumber vodka, Lillet Blanc, green chartreuse, and lime ($14). Jeff stuck with Diet Coke and then water.Cropping Rope cocktailSlightly refreshed, but still a bit addled from travel, we scanned the dozens of menu items which all looked fantastic, but daunting to weed through, until I saw the “Chefs Tasting Menu.” To me, tasting menu means “someone else decides so you don’t have to,” which is always a good thing when you’re exhausted.We weren’t sure we were in a $110 per person mood (that takes stamina), so we skipped past the Jose’s Way, but asked our server about the $70 per person Jaleo Experience. She described it as, “Twelve of the most popular items on the menu – the ones that guests always rave about – with a balance of light and more substantial dishes.” Sold!Here’s what we got …Serrano ham and Manchego cheese.“Pan de Cristal con Tomate” – crispy bread brushed with fresh tomato.“Gazpacho Estilo Algeciras” – chilled Spanish soup with tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers“Manzanas con Hinojo y Queso Manchego” – Sliced apple and fennel salad with Manchego cheese, walnuts, and sherry dressing“Endivias con Queso de Cabra y Naranjas” – Endives, goat cheese, oranges, and almonds.“Pulpo a la Gallega” – boiled octopus with peewee potatoes, pimenton, and extra virgin olive oil“Espinacas a la Catalana” – Sauteed spinach, pine nuts, raisins, and apples“Croquetas de Pollo” – traditional chicken fritters“Butifarra Casera con Mongetes” – Grilled pork sausage with sauteed white beans and aioli“Gambas al Ajillo” – shrimp sauteed with garlic“Patatas Bravas” – fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and aioliCrusty bread to accompany the shrimp“Pan con Chocolate” – chocolate custard with caramelized bread, olive oil, and brioche ice cream“Flan al Estilo Tradicional de Mama Marisa con Espuma de Crema Catalana” – Flan with Catalan cream and orangesSo, we received 13 dishes instead of the promised twelve, plus the bread. If I’m doing the math right, these dishes would have cost over $160 if ordered on the menu individually, while ordered as the tasting menu it cost $140.But more importantly, the food was outstanding. Overall one of the tastiest meals I’ve had a Disney world in years. And even with the substantial quantity of food, I didn’t leave feeling bloated or sluggish from the meal, as has happened to me with the also incredible, but much heavier multi-course menu at Victoria & Albert’s. Since much of the meal was light, but flavorful veggies and seafood, we were not weighed down at the end.Highlights for me were the tomato bread which had a delightful crunch, concentrated fresh tomato flavor, and just the right amount of salty bite, and the endive salad, which tasted like summer in Spain. The only dish that didn’t sing to me was the octopus, but I don’t love octopus in general, so that’s not surprising.Jeff’s favorites were the lovely shrimp, the ham and cheese, and the octopus. (See, what do I know.)I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by dessert, but both of the end-of-meal sweets were truly spectacular. And the flan – oh that flan – is now in my top five WDW desserts of all time. So simple, but the cream and citrus work together perfectly. It’s like the Beyonce of Creamsicles. Sigh.Our meal, two Jaleo Experiences, a cocktail, and a diet Coke cost $168.27, plus tip. This is gourmet food in a casual atmosphere – well worth the price.Have you dined at Jaleo? What did you think? Would you order this tasting menu? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

India can and must become a developed nation by 2020: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

first_imgAtal Bihari VajpayeeVision India: A.B. Vajpayee spells out the wordmap of progressAtal Bihari Vajpayee says that India can and must become a developed nation by 2020 and declares his resolve to secure a meaningful role for India in world affairs.The context of this event has enhanced its importance. Conclave 2004,Atal Bihari VajpayeeVision India: A.B. Vajpayee spells out the wordmap of progressAtal Bihari Vajpayee says that India can and must become a developed nation by 2020 and declares his resolve to secure a meaningful role for India in world affairs.The context of this event has enhanced its importance. Conclave 2004 has coincided with Election 2004. INDIA TODAY is talking about India Tomorrow. And the tomorrow it dreams of is the dream of Building an Indian Century.Now that’s a theme tailor made for those of us in this election battle who have a lot to say about our achievements today and, equally, a lot to say about our vision for tomorrow. We are ready for the debate. Indeed, the debate is already taking place all across the country-in homes and on streets, in teashops and on TV channels. One can say that India has become a conclave today, discussing the claims and counter-claims, arguments and counter-arguments of various contenders in the elections.As the world’s largest democracy, we can be proud that this electoral battle is taking place in a completely peaceful, tension-free atmosphere. I have no doubt that irrespective of who wins or loses in the elections and by whatever margin, our democracy will emerge victorious, stronger and more resilient than before.Every Indian, whether living in India or abroad, has always believed that India is a great nation and has wondered why the world has not acknowledged this obvious truth. Perhaps we have tended to judge ourselves by our potential, whereas others judge us by our performance. However, this gap between our potential and our performance is now getting bridged. India is changing, and changing very rapidly. The imprint of this change is becoming bolder and more attention-catching by the day.The world acknowledges our prowess in IT and in other sectors of the knowledge-based economy. Our growing markets and our rapidly expanding economy compel global recognition. Indian businesses have learnt from globalisation and the technology revolution the imperative of becoming globally competitive.advertisementToday “Made in India” or “Sourced from India” labels are becoming a matter of national pride. It cannot be anybody’s claim that India’s achievements belong only to the recent past.As an Indian, I am as proud as anyone else of India’s achievements under previous governments. I have never looked at them with jaundiced eyes and have never been sparing in giving credit where it was due.However, few would deny that the progress we made in the past did not measure up either to India’s potential or to her manifest needs. As a result, enormous developmental challenges continue to confront our country. The greatest of these challenges is to banish poverty which still grips nearly one-fourth of our population. We have a long way to go and an immense lot to accomplish.But we have decided to traverse this long journey in a short time. We have started to speed up everything that is essential for making India a stronger and more prosperous nation, one capable of meeting any emergency that the future may throw up. Towards this end we have begun to: speed up our GDP growth; speed up the reform of our economy and our institutions; speed up the expansion and modernisation of our infrastructure and speed up the expansion and improvement of our social infrastructure.Raising productivity and profitability in agriculture is central to our strategy of making rural India prosperous and vibrant. The Green Revolution helped India achieve self sufficiency in food production.Now, the country needs a second Green Revolution to create efficiency and capture value at every stage in the food chain linking the farmer to the consumer. We have initiated many efforts in this direction. Enlarging and intensifying them will be a priority for us in the coming years.There is much talk these days about unemployment. I recognise that it is a major concern for the youth. However, I would like to stress two salient aspects of this problem. Firstly, unemployment is not a recent creation. Secondly, the nature of employment generation is changing with the changing nature of the economy. Jobs in government and organised industry have shrunk not only in India but also all over the world. At the same time, new employment and self-employment opportunities have sprung up on a large scale in recent years. These are in housing, road construction and transportation, cottage industries, financial sector, tourism, services and enterprises in the informal sector, and IT.Our strategy for the future will be three-pronged: promote productive employment in all sectors of the economy, especially in agriculture and rural enterprises; enhance employability of the employment-seeking people through suitable training and skill development; and further strengthen social security schemes for those in the unorganised sector. Turning to India’s interaction with the international community in the years to come by mentioning only a few key issues. We are seeing increasingly that as India adjusts to globalisation, the globe is adjusting to a quiet “Indianisation”. Indians and people of Indian origin have earned recognition abroad as political leaders and heads of multinationals, as film directors and sports captains, as editors and authors. The most prestigious universities of the world have Indians in top faculty positions.There are some who do not like to describe all this as “India Shining”. They would at least have to admit that these facts testify to the vigour and vitality of India’s international profile today. Our economic growth and development have enhanced our international standing. Conversely, our network of international cooperation has also provided new opportunities for India’s growth and development. As the world seeks to fashion a new global order from the debris of the Cold War, India will creatively pursue her foreign policy to widen the web of friendly relations with all the countries in the world. Our aim will be to secure for India a meaningful role in world affairs.India does not believe that unipolarity is a state of equilibrium in today’s world. At the same time, we do not advocate a form of multipolarity that creates tension between the poles. We believe a stable equilibrium lies in a cooperative, multipolar world which accommodates the legitimate aspirations and interests of all its component poles and of the international community as a whole. This is the world which India is committed to working for.In Asia, regional economic cooperation has already changed the contours of our international engagement. The ASEAN-India relationship is gaining strength and maturity. We have recently given economic cooperation within SAARC a new impetus. Through BIMST-EC (Bangladesh-India-Myanmar-Sri Lanka-Thailand Economic Cooperation) we are trying to exploit the synergies of sub-regional cooperation in a way that will also promote the rapid economic development of our northeastern states. We have taken forward our relations with China by strengthening the underpinning of a vibrant economic cooperation.It is this language of cooperation, detente and dialogue that we have consistently used in our neighbourhood policy. The agreement that we reached with Pakistan in January flowed from our consistent stand that it is only bilateral dialogue that can solve our problems; that this dialogue cannot be pursued or sustained if terrorism continues; and that all problems, including Jammu and Kashmir, should be addressed in this dialogue.Throughout the recent difficult years, when we had to fashion responses appropriate to immediate challenges, we have consistently had this clarity of purpose. I have also frequently said that in this changing and fast-moving world, we cannot afford to remain shackled by history. We should be willing to look at innovative ideas for the resolution of our bilateral differences.Of course, it is public opinion in both countries that has to lead the politicians to pragmatic and acceptable solutions. That is why we have been advocating the intensification of trade, economic cooperation, cultural exchanges and sporting links so that public opinion in both the countries can be mobilised in support of the peace dividend.It is also our vision for the entire South Asian region that the economic stakes we develop in each other will eventually wipe away misunderstanding and suspicions and create a South Asian Economic Union which will promote progress and prosperity in a strongly interconnected subcontinent.The two defining security-related preoccupations of the 21st century are terrorism and proliferation. We in India know that international terrorism inspired by religious extremism did not start with 9/11. But it imprinted itself on the consciousness of the international community on that date. It enabled the world to put in better perspective India’s own experiences. We willingly joined the international coalition against terrorism, applauded the provisions of UN Security Council Resolutions 1373 and 1456, and called for a strict and universal application of all these provisions.This is a continuing struggle. We have to resist the temptation of short-term political goals diverting us from the long term objective. India is convinced that ultimately the battle against international terrorism can only be effectively won by the widest possible coalition of democracies acting in concert.It is an objective we will continue to pursue. We hear a lot these days about the indiscriminate proliferation of weapons of mass destruction feeding a black market of non-state actors.advertisementadvertisementWe have always maintained that the existing non-proliferation regimes are all grossly unequal and would not serve the purpose of military denuclearisation. They have restrained the responsible and rewarded the reckless.Let me declare unequivocally that India supports the objective of genuine non-proliferation. We have pursued it from our own perspectives and for our own good. India can contribute meaningfully and even add value to a multilateral cooperative framework for this.In the past few years, India has taken important measures to orient its economy to the demands of globalization. We have done so with deliberation and with sensitivity. Even at the risk of attracting the impatience of some, we have tried to ensure that our economic liberalization does not retard the objective of equitable development. We have warned the world of the dangers of headlong globalization seriously eroding political support for economic reform measures in developing countries.Together with other developing countries, we emphasized this at Cancun. Decisions on agriculture affect the livelihood of billions of farmers in the developing world which could not be sacrificed at the altar of globalization. We will continue to work with the developing and the developed world for win-win solutions to these issues. India is convinced that such solutions exist.While talking about globalization, I should mention the strange controversies that have been generated on what is called business process outsourcing. The very process of liberalization on which we have been lectured for so many years has created competitive skills which are available for utilization by businesses everywhere. Outsourcing is a natural consequence of this process.As economists around the world have been saying, outsourcing makes businesses more competitive, increases their exports and profits, and places more investible surpluses in their hands which can be deployed to create more jobs. The world has spent the past decade trying to make sensible economics prevail over the temptation of short-term political gains. We should not now drive a reverse process. Today, India stands at a unique point in her ascendant movement in history. I believe that there is a law of growth in the life of every nation. Understood and followed properly, it brings about national resurgence and takes the nation to strength, prosperity and greatness.The objective conditions, including the international situation, have never been more conducive for this law of growth to operate with full power in the case of India. Therefore, we must not let cynicism or negativism, despondency or disunity clog our veins and weaken our muscles.India faces a big challenge today. We will always remain a democracy, of course. That is an abiding source of India’s pride and strength. But the challenge is: Can our democracy create a common national purpose around the issue of development and deliver it on a scale that all of us dream of?Can we remove regional and social disparities and bridge the urban-rural divide fast enough? Can we speedily enlarge the basket of opportunities to match the growing aspirations of our predominantly youthful population?In short, can we make India a developed nation in a holistic way by 2020? Within the lifespan of a single generation? Yes, we can. We must. To work toward this goal has been the endeavor of my Government for the past five years. It is our resolve to accelerate this process over the next five years. And this is precisely why we are seeking a renewed mandate from the people of India in the hope and confidence that we will get it.Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the Prime Minister of India.last_img read more

2011 Australian Masters Games

first_imgTouch Football is just one of the 61 sports that will be contested at the Games. It is open to anyone aged 30 years and older with so many divisions on offer, including Men’s (30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+), Women’s (30+, 35+, 40+) and Mixed (30+, 35+). Australian Masters Games Project Manager, Ian Fitzpatrick, said this is one of the largest sporting festivals in the country and Adelaide is gearing up for a great event. “We expect 14,000 participants will take part in the event, with more than 10,000 athletes competing,” Fitzpatrick said. “The Games are open to such a wide portion of the community to participate. You just need to meet the minimum age requirement for the sport, which is only 30 years old for Touch and most other sports.”“Among all the sporting events there will be so much to do and see throughout the Games. An athlete village will be built in central Adelaide that will be home to all the event activities, including the opening and closing ceremonies, registration and much more,” said Mr Fitzpatrick.The Australian Masters Games provides an occasion to make the wider community aware of the benefits of sport. Also, it encourages and engages the 30 plus age group in ongoing activity that is beneficial to their long term health and wellbeing. Nominations close on Sunday, 7 August. For more information and to register for the 2011 13th Australian Masters Games, please visit the event website: www.australianmastersgames.com.aulast_img read more

Beluga rescued from NB river last year spotted alive and well group

first_imgMONTREAL – A young beluga that was rescued from a New Brunswick river and released in Quebec last year has been spotted alive and well off the coast of Nova Scotia, a marine mammal research group said Friday.The Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals said in a statement that the whale was spotted last week near Ingonish, Cape Breton, in the company of another male beluga.“According to the images that have been transmitted to us, the Nepisiguit beluga appears to be in good health. He appears vigorous and is swimming well,” said veterinarian Stephane Lair of the Universite de Montreal.The rescued whale was saved in a complex operation in June 2017 that saw the endangered marine mammal travel by land, sea and air before being returned to the sea near Cacouna, Que.The group tracked the whale by satellite in the hopes of determining whether the release would be successful, but lost track of it 19 days later.Director Robert Michaud said researchers were pleased to see the animal appeared healthy, but were puzzled as to why it travelled so far away from where it was released.He said the group will try to gather more information to find out why the wayward whale didn’t stay in the St. Lawrence Estuary, where it could contribute to the recovery of the animals’ population.In the meantime, Michaud asked the public not to get too close to the adventurous mammal in the hopes it will eventually go back home.“The best chance for these animals to return to their fellow belugas is if we minimize our interactions with them,” he said in the statement.last_img read more

Ontario court dismisses class action lawsuit filed against Beer Store

first_imgTORONTO – A class action lawsuit filed against the Beer Store more than three years ago has been dismissed by the Ontario Superior Court.The Beer Store says the case was without merit and now the court has agreed.The lawsuit had alleged that as a result of an agreement to allocate the market for the supply of beer in Ontario between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the Beer Store, those who bought beer in the province were overcharged.The lawsuit was filed by pub owner David Hughes on behalf of those who bought beer in Ontario between June 1, 2000 and the present.It had claimed $1.4 billion in general damages plus another $5 million in punitive and exemplary damages.Beer Store chairman Charlie Angelakos says the case was filled with factual errors and fundamentally misunderstood the way alcohol products are sold in Ontario.last_img read more

Newmont Mining Wynn and PGE skid while Gannett jumps

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:Newmont Mining Corp., down $3.10 to $31.78The company agreed to buy rival Goldcorp for $10 billion in a deal that will create the world’s largest gold miner.Gannett Co., up $2.07 to $11.82Digital First Media offered to buy the publisher of USA Today for $12 a share, or $1.36 billion.PG&E Corp., down $9.21 to $8.38The utility company said it will file for bankruptcy protection in response to potentially huge liabilities from deadly wildfires.Citigroup Inc., up $2.24 to $58.93The bank said its fourth-quarter profits rose, helped by a lower tax rate and lower expenses.Lululemon Athletica Inc., up $7.57 to $139.73The athletic gear company raised its profit and sales forecasts for the fourth quarter.Tailored Brands Inc., down $2.61 to $12.07The clothing company cut its profit forecasts and said sales at its Jos. A. Bank brand weakened in late December.Wynn Resorts Ltd., down $5.45 to $108.10The casino operator fell as investors worried about weakness in China’s economy.Merck & Co., down $1.53 to $73.37Health care stocks fared worse than the rest of the market.The Associated Presslast_img read more

‘Actors make the worst friends’

first_imgMumbai: Actor Sunny Leone says entertainers make the worst friends because they are never available. “Actors and entertainers make the worst friends because they are never available, neither emotionally nor physically. We are not there for our own birthdays, let alone somebody else’s birthday,” Sunny Leone said. On the appreciation she has received from the industry, she said: “I don’t set very high expectations when it comes to the industry reaching out and appreciating me, so I’m never really disappointed.” Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knotThe mother of three children has been trolled time and again. But she said that she wouldn’t want to be trolled about her children. “I don’t care what people say about me but I wouldn’t want people to say bad things about my kids,” said the actor, who has three children. The actor expressed that if she sees people trolling her children on social media or television, it would irritate her but if she hears it in person, they better watch out as she is a “mumma bear when it comes to her kids”. I Since 2011, Leone has been married to musician Daniel Weber, and in 2017, they adopted a baby girl Nisha and later they became parents to Noah and Asher, who were born via surrogacy.last_img read more