US working hard with India to help grow its economy Pompeo

first_imgWashington: The US is “working hard” with the Indian government to provide the country with opportunities to grow its economy as part of the Trump administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. Trade tensions between India and the US have been rising with President Donald Trump complaining that tariffs imposed by New Delhi on American products were “no longer acceptable”. In June, the US terminated India’s designation as beneficiary developing country under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US India imposed retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products including almonds and apples from June 5, after the Trump administration revoked its preferential trade privileges. The GSP is the largest and oldest US trade preference programme and is designed to promote economic development by allowing duty-free entry for thousands of products from designated beneficiary countries. Pompeo’s remarks came weeks after a team led by Assistant US Trade Representative (AUSTR) for South and Central Asia, Christopher Wilson, held talks with senior Indian officials in New Delhi this month on a wide range of bilateral trade issues, in particular on tax and tariffs. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls “Our Indo-Pacific strategy is well on its way to bearing fruit for not only them but for the United States, and we have watched these coalitions build out. We’re working hard with the Indian government to provide them with opportunities to grow their economy as well,” Pompeo told reporters accompanying him on a tour to the Indo-Pacific region. The US is also seeking greater market access for its dairy products and cut in customs duties in information and communications technology products. The American companies have also raised concerns over price cap on certain medical devices by India. Stating that the US has taken a unilateral position in rolling back export incentives from India, the Indian government has asserted that it would not allow trade negotiations to overtake issues of national interest. Meanwhile, India’s Ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that trade between the two countries has grown to USD 142 billion in 2018, and is expected to reach USD 238 billion by 2025. The next stage of growth will be driven by the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in both the countries, he said in Colorado. Specifically, the growth of SMEs in the digital marketplace present an ideal opportunity for increased India-US cooperation, he added.last_img read more

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Some may perceive racism Experts complain about Alberta judges comments

first_imgCALGARY — Dozens of medical and legal experts have filed a complaint with the Canadian Judicial Council against an Alberta judge, alleging he made comments that could be perceived as racist about a medical examiner from Nigeria.Queen’s Bench Justice Terry Clackson made the comments in the Lethbridge trial of David and Collet Stephan. Last week, Clackson found the parents not guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life in the death of their 19-month-old son Ezekiel in 2012.The couple testified they thought their son had croup and used herbal remedies to treat him. They called for an ambulance when he stopped breathing, but he later died in hospital.A letter dated Thursday signed by 42 doctors and lawyers from across the country asks the judicial council to investigate Clackson’s comments about Dr. Bamidele Adeagbo.“In reading Justice Clackson’s reasons, he makes a number of ad hominem attacks on Dr. Adeagbo which lack a judicial mien, and in which some may perceive racism,” the letter says.“In particular, Justice Clackson harshly mocked Dr. Adeagbo’s manner of speech and accented English, and thereby inappropriately implicated his national or ethnic origin as a person of African roots.”In his written decision in the trial, Clackson took issue with Adeagbo’s inability to communicate with the court.“His ability to articulate his thoughts in an understandable fashion was severely compromised by: his garbled enunciation; his failure to use appropriate endings for plurals and past tenses; his failure to use the appropriate definite and indefinite articles; his repeated emphasis of the wrong syllables; dropping his Hs; mispronouncing his vowels; and the speed of his responses,” Clackson wrote.The judge, without explanation, also called out Adeagbo for “body language and physical antics … not the behaviours usually associated with a rational, impartial professional imparting opinion evidence.”Adeagbo testified during the trial that Ezekiel died of bacterial meningitis. But Clackson sided with a forensic pathologist called by the defence, Dr. Anny Sauveageau, who said the boy’s death was caused by a lack of oxygen.The letter points out that Sauveageau is Quebecois.“It is difficult to avoid the inference that Justice Clackson in his written reasons treated a witness with a French Canadian accent more favourable than a witness with an African accent,” the letter says. “Every person appearing before a court of law deserves to be treated with respect.”Darryl Ruether, executive legal counsel for Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench, said the court is aware of the complaint against Clackson, who will continue to sit on the bench while it is investigated. He provided no further comment.University of Calgary bioethicist Juliet Guichon was one of the experts who helped write the letter. She said Clackson’s words were shocking.“I’ve never seen a judgment like this, because a medical professional whose duty it is to do the job he’s testifying about, ordinarily is given the benefit of the doubt with respect to demeanour and style of communication,” she told The Canadian Press.Guichon said she hopes that Clackson can provide an explanation.“It’s not for me to say what his intent was, but these paragraphs are inconsistent with a judicial demeanour that treats all that come before him equally.”An Alberta Justice department spokesman said he can’t comment on the complaint. “That said, we of course believe that all Albertans deserve to be treated with dignity,” said Dan Laville.He added that no decision has been made on whether the Crown will appeal Clackson’s verdict.The trial was the second for the Stephans. A jury convicted the couple in 2016 but the Supreme Court of Canada ordered a new trial.Adeagbo also testified during the first trial.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2019.Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter Bill Graveland, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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first_imgBoJack (Will Arnett) inadvertently becomes a voice for woke men in Season 5 of BoJack Horseman, writes Johanna Schneller. (NETFLIX) It’s been quite the week for the question of forgiveness.There was Jian Ghomeshi’s tone-deaf feint toward atonement in the New York Review of Books, followed by Isaac Chotiner’s delicate vivisection of the Review’s editor, Ian Buruma, on Slate. Asked why he published Ghomeshi — and made the essay part of a package issue called “The Fall of Men” — Buruma stubbornly stuck to his older-white-male line. Because women have had, like, 11 full months of attention, so I guess it’s time to hand everything back over to the dudes?Then, on NBC’s Today show, Sean Penn called the #MeToo movement “a receptacle of the salacious,” calling for more nuance — for the men accused, not for the women. (Perhaps Sean should bone up on the meaning of the word “nuance.”) Julie Chen left her job as co-host of CBS’s The Talk, in the wake of her husband Les Moonves’s ouster as head of the network due to repeated alleged sexual misconduct. And Brett Kavanaugh, nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, didn’t ask for forgiveness after being accused of sexual assault; he denied it ever happened. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more


Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,161.30, down 101.58 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 15 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $8.95 on 18.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up $1.57, or 9.25 per cent, to $18.55 on 16.6 million sharesBombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 11 cents, or 2.55 per cent, to $4.20 on 14.6 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $9.19, or 15.4 per cent, to $68.83 on 13.8 million shares.Cronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON). Health care. Up $1.84, or 14.4 per cent, to $14.65 on 7.7 million shares.The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. Health care. Up $1.44, or 25.4 per cent, to $7.10 on 7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR). Retail. Up six cents to $74.91 on 710,000 shares traded. The parent company of Tim Hortons seized the restaurants of the head of an unsanctioned franchisee group after he allegedly leaked sensitive corporate news to the media. David Hughes, president of the Great White North Franchisee Association, received a phone call Sunday afternoon, roughly four minutes before the company locked him out of his four Lethbridge, Alta., coffee shops, he said.Laurentian Bank. (TSX:LB). Financials. Down 2.89 or 6.2 per cent to $43.63 on 1.77 million shares traded. Laurentian Bank of Canada’s net income was virtually flat in the third quarter compared with last year at $54.9 million, as the company recorded acquisition-related costs and other expense increases that offset five per cent higher revenue. Adjusted earnings fell to $59.4 million or $1.34 per share for the three months ended July 31, down from $59.9 million or $1.63 per share in last year’s third quarter. Revenues rose $12.7 million to $260.7 million.last_img read more

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UN legal chief arrives in Lebanon to help end impasse over Hariri

UN Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel has been dispatched to Beirut by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to offer legal assistance to the Lebanese as they work towards parliamentary ratification of the agreement on setting up the tribunal. Such ratification is necessary for the tribunal to enter into force.Mr. Ban said last week that he hoped Mr. Michel’s trip would help to “clarify all concerns or apprehensions” that might exist about the tribunal. Lebanon’s parliamentary forces have been deadlocked on the issue and there has been no vote so far on tribunal ratification.Speaking to reporters today on his arrival in Beirut, Mr. Michel said he was ready to engage in a substantial dialogue during his visit, in which he is expected to meet President Emile Lahoud, Prime Minister Fuad Siniora and Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri.Mr. Michel – who is also the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs – stressed that the tribunal was requested by Lebanon’s legitimate authorities, not the UN, and its creation was unanimously supported by the first meeting of the country’s ‘national dialogue.’He added that although it will take at least one year for the tribunal to become operational after its legal basis is adopted through ratification, it is now time to adopt that legal basis.The planned tribunal will be of “an international character” to deal with the assassination of Mr. Hariri, who was killed along with 22 others in a massive car bombing in downtown Beirut in February 2005.Once it is formally established, it will be up to the tribunal to determine whether other political killings in Lebanon since October 2004 were connected to Mr. Hariri’s assassination and could therefore be dealt with by the tribunal.In April 2005 the Security Council set up the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) after an earlier UN mission found that Lebanon’s own inquiry into the Hariri assassination was seriously flawed and that Syria was primarily responsible for the political tensions that preceded the attack. Its mandate runs out next year.Serge Brammertz, the current head of the IIIC, told the Council last September that evidence obtained so far suggests that a young, male suicide bomber, probably non-Lebanese, detonated up to 1,800 kilograms of explosives inside a van to assassinate Mr. Hariri. 17 April 2007Pledging to bring an open mind to his work, the United Nations legal chief arrived in the Lebanese capital today to help the Government and the country’s other political leaders to end their political impasse and set up a special tribunal as soon as possible to try the suspected killers of former prime minister Rafik Hariri. read more

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Western First Nations launch 3 billion lawsuit over aboriginal oil

Two western First Nations are launching a lawsuit over what they say is federal mishandling of the energy resources on their reserves.The Onion Lake and Poundmaker Cree bands are asking Federal Court to award $3 billion in damages.They say the federal agency responsible for developing and regulating oil and gas reserves on aboriginal land has failed them badly.In their statement of claim they accuse Indian Oil and Gas Canada of failing to promote and develop the resource.A damning, unreleased report says Alberta is failing aboriginals in the oilsands regionOttawa to take more time weighing Energy East, Trans Mountain pipeline approvalsThe bands in Saskatchewan and Alberta also say the agency failed to protect energy resources under their lands from being drained by wells adjacent to them.Statements of claim contain allegations that have not been proven in court.The two First Nations are hoping other bands in the same position will join in their lawsuit. read more

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Brock launches new research unit for environmental sustainability

From left: Richard Mitchell, Tim Heinmiller, Brad May, Diane Dupont, Steven Renzetti, Tony Ward, Ryan Plummer A group of Social Sciences faculty members at Brock have launched a new research unit with a focus on environmental and sustainability issues.The Brock Environmental Sustainability Research Unit (BESRU), which launched last month, is housed within the Department of Tourism and Environment.“Over the last year, we have been working together, getting to know each other and increasingly recognizing where our interests were coalescing,” said Ryan Plummer, professor of Tourism and Environment and a founding member of BESRU.The group’s primary areas of research include water resources and resilience, environmental governance, climate change and adaptation, and First-Nations social justice and equity.“These are really the three big areas, the three initial themes that sparked our collective interest,” Plummer said. “Formally establishing the research unit was a way for us to now start doing some really interesting collaborative and world-class international research around some of these areas in which we have strength.”BESRU’s founding membership includes:Diane Dupont (Economics)Tim Heinmiller (Political Science)Brad May (Tourism and Environment)Richard Mitchell (Child and Youth Studies)Ryan Plummer (Tourism and Environment)Steven Renzetti (Economics)“Brock is located wholly within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve,” Mitchell said. “With this designation comes the invitation to engage in exactly these kinds of integrative, cross-faculty and transdisciplinary research endeavors.”As the group continues to develop its research agenda, new faculty and students from across the University will join the fold.“In the social sciences, we think about environment in a fairly broad sense and not only in terms of the ‘natural’ environment,” said Thomas Dunk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences. “And there’s a lot of expertise in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock in these diverse areas.“The linkages between what happens to the natural environment and the way that society is organized and the way people behave — all of these things are all wrapped up together. So it is only fitting that a cross-cutting group of members from our Faculty have teamed up to closely examine issues related to the environment and sustainability.” read more

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Shocked Blind Date contestants reunite 25 years later on the Tube

first_img“I literally freaked out when we both realised it was from Blind Date.”He added: “She hasn’t changed in 25 years, she’s effervescent and beautiful. She’s clearly looked after herself.”  The pair enjoyed a date together 25 years ago  blind date  Two contestants from the original Blind Date series had a surprise reunion when they bumped into each other on the Tube on a night out – 25 years after they first met.Howard Griffiths was on his way home on the Central Line after meeting a friend for a drink when three women got on the Tube and sat down opposite him. On their Blind Date Credit:Howard Griffiths‏  One of the women was Brigette, who the TV presenter picked back in October 1992 on the nation’s favourite dating show hosted by Cilla Black.He shared a video of their surprise reunion on Twitter, admitting: “I’m still in shock!” Howard Griffiths‏  🎬🎥You won’t believe this! Just randomly met #Brigette who I picked on @ITV #BlindDate 25 years ago, on the #CentralLine #SmallWorld 🏹❤️🙏🏻x— Howard Griffiths (@HowardGriffiths) August 24, 2017 Blind Date Howard on Blind Date with Cilla Black Credit:Howard Griffiths blind date center_img 🎬🎥Still in shock! Just met #Brigette who I picked on @ITV #BlindDate ,for the 1st time in 25 years on the @TfL #CentralLine #London 👌🏻— Howard Griffiths (@HowardGriffiths) August 24, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The pair on Blind Date back in 1992 Credit:Howard Griffiths “We spoke on the phone a couple of weeks after, but it fizzled out,” he recalls.He adds they spoke again this morning about their unlikely meeting and he found out Brigette is now divorced with three older children. On the date Credit:Howard Griffiths The pair exchanged cards on the Tube, with Howard adding: “We’re definitely going to meet up again. It’s just incredible!”Woman reveals crush on Waterstones Twitter guy – ends up marrying him  “I sat on the Tube and a woman sitting opposite me did a double take, she asked: ‘Don’t I know you?’” he told The Telegraph.The former Blind Date contestant thought the woman may have recognised him from TV, adding: “I joked back, ‘probably from Crime Watch’. The pair flew to Germany on their Blind Date and spent the weekend drinking champagne.last_img read more

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Automated drone specialist Airobotics sets up US launchpad

first_imgIsrael automated drone startup Airobotics has launched its North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where it will run all North America, South America and Central America operations.The Scottsdale office is intended to become the company’s global headquarters as Airobotics continues to scale up, with the world’s largest mining company, BHP, the company’s first customer in the US.Airobotics says it has created the only data-driven, fully automated drone solution enabling a new dimension of data collection and insights.Ran Krauss, CEO and Co-Founder of Airobotics, said Arizona was the obvious choice for its new global headquarters.“When deciding where to launch our first US office, Arizona was the top choice for us as it has a strong mining industry, great weather conditions for drone testing, and potential partners we’re excited to work with. The state and local governments are very supportive of autonomous and aviation technologies and the UAV industry specifically, aligning with our plans to operate UAVs beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in the US.”The opening ceremony attendees were invited to tour the facility and observe a demonstration of Airobotics’ automated drone system. The company plans to grow the Scottsdale team to 80 employees by the end of 2019, focusing on recruiting local technology, operations and sales personnel.Airobotics says its automated solution represents the next generation of drone operations, overtaking standard piloted services. It was the first company worldwide to be granted authorisation to fly fully automated pilotless drones, certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel.The company is headquartered in Israel and has offices in Australia, as well as additional operations in Chile and New Caledonia. It has raised $71 million in funding to date and grown from 80 to 200 employees in its first year.last_img read more

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Sinkhole causes traffic troubles in Pembroke Pines

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Traffic is moving once again after a sinkhole was patched up in Pembroke Pines, Tuesday.The hole opened on University Drive near Taft Street.Police had to block off two lanes of University Drive until the repairs could be made.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Will PM Modis intervention save IndiGo from crashlanding like Jet

first_imgAn Airbus 321neo of IndiGo airline taxiing. A reported intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in the dispute between the airline’s co-founders Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia is aimed at preventing a crash like that of Jet Airways.@FlightGlobal/twitterPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has summoned key documents relating to the dispute between IndiGo co-founders Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal. The government regulators are apparently intervening early in the dispute that has begun affecting the budget airline’s governance fearing a repeat of the Naresh Goyal-founded Jet Airways fiasco, which is considered a blot on the nation’s regulatory efficacy.The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) have sought details of the dispute between the promoters after Gangwal alleged irregularities in related party transactions (RPT) that the airline entered into with Bhatia’s IGE Group companies. Gangwal, who controls about 37 percent stake in the airline, had approached the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Sebi and the civil aviation authorities.The Sebi and MCA have asked the airline management to submit all documents, including a report by auditors Ernst & Young (EY) that examined the issue of RPTs, Economic Times reported. While Sebi has specifically asked for the EY report, the MCA has asked IndiGo to respond point by point to the 10 issues raised by Rakesh Gangwal, the report says. “When a promoter owning 37 percent stake raises an issue, that needs to be looked into,” the report quotes an unidentified MCA official as saying.Apart from the report that EY had submitted to IndiGo chairman M Damodaran in March, Sebi has also sought the shareholders’ agreement. Damodaran commissioned the report, which has remained confidential after he took charge in January. The brief for the EY was to study RPTs between IndiGo and firms affiliated to IGE Group in the past five years. Subsequently, the airline board formed a committee to examine some protocols that the EY report suggested, but the airline could not implement the recommendations due to differences between the two co-promoters. An IndiGo aircraft on the landing approach. The differences between the low-cost airline’s promoters has reached market regulator Sebi.twitterThe Sebi is also expected to examine if there had been any violation of the securities laws, according to the report. In his letter of June 12, Bhatia had alleged that when CEO Ronojoy Dutta sought the board’s guidance in handling investor queries, Gangwal’s advise and subsequent events demonstrated Gangwal’s attempt that “other than only his version, no other version on the issue of RPTs (related-party transactions) should get conveyed”. Sebi is also examining whether the company received shareholder approval for the special rights enjoyed by one of the promoters.In 2015, when IndiGo was planning to go public, Sebi had struck down some special rights of one of the promoters like appointing the chairman as the relevant rules didn’t provide for such a dispensation, the report said citing people close to the situation. Following this, the promoters had to rework the shareholders’ agreement and articles of association and delete the affirmative rights.”As between the promoters, the rights of participation in the management are laid down in the SHA (shareholders’ agreement),” Bhatia said in a letter to the IndiGo board on January 30. These have been incorporated in the AoA (articles of association), approved both by Sebi and the shareholders, and disclosed in the prospectus. The RG (Rakesh Gangwal) Group may recall that they signed the SHA and Gangwal may recall that he signed the prospectus as a director.”Bhatia controls nearly 38 percent stake in the airline against Gangwal’s 37 percent. Bhatia holds special rights, including the prerogative of appointing three out of six directors as well as the chairman of the board. Bhatia also has the right to name the managing director, the CEO and the president, according to the report.An MCA official said the Companies Act will prevail over any corporate agreement. “The legal position is that if there is an agreement or memorandum or articles of association or resolution or special resolution passed by the board, which is contrary to the Act, the Act shall prevail.”Damodaran had cited the EY report to inform the airline’s board on March 4 that while there were no “substantive irregularities” in the RPTs, some “procedural irregularities” had been noticed. He had recommended setting up an internal committee to draft a set of protocols for such transactions. The committee, comprising CEO Dutta and CFO Rohit Philip, among others, submitted its report to the board on April 4. But the board couldn’t deliberate on it due to differences between Bhatia and Gangwal.last_img read more

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Call of Duty vs Battlefield the infographic

first_imgThe infographic lovers at have turned their attention to the current debate raging among gamers: which is better, Call of Duty or Battlefield?The infographic is a vertical timeline, along which Battlefield releases are on the left and CoD games are on the right. For each game there are the systems it released for, the developer, the Metacritic rating, and a bubble whose size represents total sales (check out the full-size version at the end of this post).The Battlefield series came first, with Battlefield 1942 releasing exclusively on PC in 2002. Call of Duty made its original entrance a year later, also just for PC. There wasn’t such a rivalry between these two series’ fans as there is now, but the games themselves competed closely. The original CoD scored a 91 on Metacritic, a ratings aggregator, and Battlefield landed an 89.Moving into the Modern Warfare era, it’s plain to see that one franchise is simply bigger than the other. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare sold a staggering 18 million copies. The next Battlefield release, Bad Company, did a mere 2.5 million (which is still a big hit, mind you).2010 is the last year where the infographic has complete data – after all, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 did release just last week. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was a respectable release, with an 88 on Metacritic and 6.5 million copies sold. Black Ops, on the other hand, lost by one point in the Metacritic contest with an 87, but sold a truly ludicrous 28 million copies.Interestingly, those last two games released collectively on the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and iOS. That’s a very different device mix from two humble PC shooters that will celebrate their 10-year anniversaries before long.via visual.lyBlake’s OpinionOddly, left out the really interesting numbers: the cumulative ones across the whole series!I took the Metacritic scores reported here to find what is, as objectively as possible, the better series. The results were amazing. Across 8 or 9 years and 14 or 15 games, depending on the series, Battlefield won by a hair, with an average Metacritic of 83.3 just edging out CoD‘s 82.3.On the popularity barometer, though, things are very different. You don’t have to add up the numbers to know that Activision’s shooter has blown EA’s out of the water. Just look at those circles on the infographic!Lastly, there’s a vast difference between the developers who worked on the two series. Call of Duty has had 8 different studios work on its various releases, and even the top-tier releases alone have had three (Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and now Sledgehammer). Battlefield? Just one: DICE.last_img read more

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VIDEO Airline passenger fights pilot in main terminal after flight

first_imgOn the heels of the now infamous viral video of United Airlines employees and police dragging a man off a flight, it looks like the passengers are seeking their revenge.After arriving at Kansas City International Airport, a passenger on an American Airlines flight tracked down a pilot from his flight in the terminal and was looking to throw down.Maybe it was a bad landing? Missed connection?Surveillance cameras captured the passenger, 49-year-old Edward Foster, shoving the pilot, who did not retaliate and was able to escape to a waiting vehicle. Advertisement The passenger was arrested for intentional infliction of bodily injury, and is an idiot.Whatever you do, when you’re traveling, don’t be this jerk:last_img read more

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Unexpected triumph means Cameron can govern UK on his own

first_img LONDON (AP) — After years of sharing power, David Cameron pulled off an unexpected election triumph that gave the Conservative prime minister a second term with an outright majority Friday and dealt a stinging defeat to his three main rivals.Standing before the glistening black door of 10 Downing Street, Cameron pledged to govern as the party of “one nation, one United Kingdom.” But he faces a fractured Britain — divided by rich and poor, by separatist gains in Scotland and by doubts over its place in the European Union. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Britain’s Conservative party leader David Cameron speaks during his acceptance speech after being re-elected as a lawmaker for the Witney constituency in Witney, England, Friday, May 8, 2015. The Conservative Party fared much better than expected in Britain’s parliamentary election, with an exit poll and early returns suggesting that Prime Minister David Cameron would remain in his office at 10 Downing Street. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Cameron’s promise to hold a referendum and win concessions from the EU plainly resonated with voters worried that the country was losing its grip on its borders.The result, and Britain’s unease with the EU, will strengthen Cameron’s hand in talks with EU leaders in Brussels, who are mindful of the power that Britain’s banks and financial service industries bring to the bloc. The referendum has been promised by the end of 2017 — but Cameron has only pledged to hold it, not support it.Still, his majority, however surprising, is small. His own party is divided on the issue of Britain leaving the EU. Many senior business leaders are vociferously opposed, as is Scotland. It won’t be simple — and it all needs to be done without trampling the economic recovery.“The pound surged against the euro and the dollar on news of a Conservative victory because the markets value continuity and fiscal austerity,” said Peter Urwin, co-author of “It’s the Economy, Stupid: Economics for Voters.” ”But the increased risk … will be the long-term economic hangover facing the country following this election result.”Labour took a beating in Scotland, mostly from energized Scottish nationalists who pulled off a landslide that gave the Scottish National Party 56 of the 59 seats. Comments   Share   The vote represents “a clear voice for an end to austerity, better public services and more progressive politics at Westminster,” SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC.It also greatly strengthens a party that wants to split from the country all together.“The Scottish lion has roared this morning across the country,” said former SNP leader Alex Salmond, who was elected in the constituency of Gordon.The most symbolic win belonged to Mhairi Black, the 20-year-old university student who defeated Labour Party heavyweight Douglas Alexander to become the youngest British lawmaker since 1667. The win underscored the extent of the Scottish National Party’s triumph — and Scotland’s rejection of Labour, the party that long counted the north as its base.“The people of Scotland are speaking, and it is time for their voice to be heard at Westminster,” Black said.One of the big losers of the day was Farage, who resigned after losing his race. His U.K. Independence Party came in third in the popular vote, but won only one seat — a casualty of an electoral system in which the candidate with the highest number of votes in each area wins, even if he or she does not gain a majority of votes cast. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Patients with chronic pain give advice “For the new government, it is not possible to carry on business as usual,” said Murray Pittock, a professor at the University of Glasgow. “Such a course is not a sustainable or good course to ensure the survival of the UK.”With the Conservatives winning an outright majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, the result looked to be far better for Cameron than even his own party had foreseen. With all the votes counted, the Conservatives had 331 seats to Labour’s 232.But the new ruling class inherits a country divided by negative campaigning and infighting about the future. Fought largely over the economy, the race revolved around the question of whether the Conservative-led government charted the right course through the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis, the worst recession since the 1930s.Cameron argued his party needed time to cement its successes after five years of budget cuts designed to shrink the deficit and bolster growth. His primary opponent, Miliband, focused the debate on inequality, saying the recovery hadn’t trickled down to the poorest in this nation of 64 million.Heaping further pressure on the working poor has been an influx of thousands of migrants from the European Union, particularly from the former eastern bloc countries that joined the 28-nation free-trade zone over the past decade. The influx has changed Britain, straining schools, hospitals and other public services. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The election ushers in a new era in British politics, with veteran lawmakers ousted by a public that made clear it had lost trust in its political leaders. The victors included a 20-year-old Scottish nationalist who beat out a senior Labour Party leader in Scotland.It was also unexpected. Polls had predicted a dead heat — a result that would have meant days of haggling to form a new government. 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where locals helped him to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital Doctors at the hospital said he has undergone a surgery He has been shifted to Jaipur Golden Hospital A police officer told The Indian Express that the victim was in a relationship with the woman for two years “On Wednesday night at around 1130 pm he received a call from the woman’s sister-in-law who said they wanted to talk to him about his marriage to the woman” the officer said “The man went to meet them at their house But soon an argument ensued between the woman and him She pushed him on the bathroom floor undressed him and asked him if he would marry her When the man said his parents would not approve of the marriage she got a knife from the kitchen and stabbed him multiple times including in his private parts She then fled the spot” the officer added The victim in a statement to police said that the woman’s brother and sister-in-law were in the house at the time of the incident and that they did nothing to stop her from 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presented products on a conveyor belt like at a sushi bar There were these tiny objects that were placed on plates Federico Fellini’s movie clips playing on a loop and circus music in the background We collected these products with the help of experts from the fields of fashion industrial design and product design One such object was this bird feeder which comes with an integrated wooden pusher Once you’ve eaten your bread you can brush the crumbs right off the table into the box and place it by the window to serve it up for the birds Do you advocate patronage to promote design these days We don’t believe in patrons Today those who have the money won’t give you something without telling you how to do it At the Triennale Design Museum we often have manufacturers who want their products to be displayed because then they use it as an advertisement We don’t put any such products on display Do you think India’s time for a design museum has come Of course In India when you have a problem and 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young players in the next two inconsequential games if they register a win tomorrow coach Stephen Constantine said there are no inconsequential games when someone represents India "I will always look at playing youth in the Indian national team and any other national team for that matter" he added Kolkata: Despite the last-minute decision to shift the FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final from Guwahati to Kolkata England on Tuesday said their preparations were not hampered one bit The Young Lions will take on three-time champions Brazil in the marquee last-four clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Kriranganin Kolkata on Wednesday The FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final match between England and Brazil will take place in Kolkata Getty The match was originally supposed to take place at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati but incessant rain forced FIFA to shift the game to Kolkata which will also host the final on Saturday "We have not faced any problems due to last-minute travel changes The players are well rested and ready to take the field tomorrow" an England team official told IANS on the sidelines of their practice session here Asked whether the team trained in Guwahati on Monday or not the official said: "Yes the team did train in Guwahati We flew in here around midnight yesterday" In an official media release FIFA said on Monday: "Despite the great efforts by all involved parties including the authorities of Guwahati to preserve the pitch FIFA has taken this decision following consultations with both teams in order to safeguard the players’ health and to ensure the best playing conditions" England and Brazil are both hot favourites to win the crown owing to their red-hot form throughout the tournament This will be the third face-off between the two nations in tournament history While England triumphed 2-1 in South Korea in 2007 Brazil won 1-0 in Chile in 2015 By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: June 6 2014 2:38 am MMOPL officials had said it was 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