A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death after he intervened in a fight that broke out on the dance floor of a marriage function in Sunlight Colony on November 19. The accused have been arrested, the police said on Wednesday. The police said that a PCR call was received at 11 p.m. on Monday. The victim was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his serious injuries on Tuesday morning at AIIMS.Mohit, a resident of Hari Nagar in Ashram, had come to attend a marriage function in Sunlight Colony. An argument broke out between two men — Himanshu and Arthur — after their hands brushed against each other while dancing. The argument turned ugly after which Mohit intervened. However, Himanshu and his friend Gaurav got into an altercation with Mohit, following which Himanshu stabbed Mohit in the chest. They fled after stabbing him.
An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel was killed and 34 others were injured Monday when a bus carrying them skidded off the road and fell into a gorge along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, police said. Five of the injured ITBP personnel are in a critical condition, a police officer said. The vehicle was part of a Jammu-bound convoy and the accident occurred near Khuni Nallah in Ramban district around 8.45 am, a police officer said. An ITBP personnel was killed while 34 others, including a civilian driver and conductor, were rescued and rushed to the district hospital in Ramban, the officer said. Trees prevented the bus from falling further down in the gorge, the officer said. Around 35 people were travelling in the bus.
Three persons were killed and as many injured after the boiler of a plant exploded in Bihar’s East Champaran district on Saturday, police said. The incident took place when the boiler of the plant of an NGO at Bangra Nagar panchayat area exploded while workers were preparing mid-day meal to be supplied to schools, Sugauli Police Station SHO Rohit Kumar said.Sugauli Circle Officer Gyan Prakash said the NGO was engaged in supplying mid-day meal in government schools, after preparing the food at its centralised plant. The injured have been admitted to the local primary health centre, Mr. Prakash said, adding one of them was later referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Charlotte Flair at the age of 33, is already a 10-time WWE world champion. She is a second-generation professional wrestler, who made her WWE main roster debut five years ago. Known by the nickname ‘The Queen’, Flair has proved her in-ring acumen over the years. The wrestling royalty walked out of the shadow of her father Ric Flair and went on the justify her sobriquet.CNN-News18 had a chance to catch up with Charlotte during her 3-day visit to India. Here’s an excerpt from the interview where she talks about the rise of women’s wrestling, ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch and her relationship with WWE Superstar Andrade among other things. Question: This is your second time here in India. How does it feel to come back?Answer: Well, I’m honored to be here but what’s crazy is that it feels like yesterday, although it has been 3 years and how much I’ve changed, the industry has changed, how much the women’s division has achieved but also the warm welcome that I received. I definitely feel like my presence is more known here. I got the feel how excited everyone was.Question: You joined the main roster some 5 years back and that was around the same time #GiveDivasAChance movement started. Since then a lot has happened for female wrestlers. Personally, for you, you headlined WrestleMania, Hell In A Cell and then there was Evolution. That must feel brilliant?Answer: Yes, the last time I was here (India), I was the Divas Champion. I wrestled Summer Rae. It feels great but you know sometimes I don’t think I take the time to really reflect on, what has happened. Like, I made it to the WrestleMania, that happened, but it still hasn’t sunk in. People ask me to take the time to appreciate what’s happening. I’m sure 10 years down the road, I’ll be like, ‘Oh! I did that.’ But to have the opportunity to talk about WWE’s brand and come to India and reflect on the history that I’ve made with the women in the division and what women’s wrestling means to me and to the WWE Universe as a whole, there’s nothing that I love doing more. Actually, being here and interacting with fans feels awesome.Question: As WWE superstar wherever you go, you are worshipped as superheroes, especially by the kids. How does that feel?Answer: I feel like a superhero when I’m in the ring. But while casually walking from the gym to my room, I’m not like, ‘Yes, I feel like a superhero.’ You forget that sometimes how much you mean to people but like meeting the contest winners and certain individuals here, all of them telling me ‘I’m such a huge fan.’ You never want to take that for granted.Question: In these 5 years you have gone on to become the most successful female wrestler with 10 championship titles, now if someone were to ask the best moment so far, what would that be?Answer: It’s so hard to pick one fight because every talent brings out something different. Like when I faced Becky in Evolution it was different from when I was up against Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series. It was again different when I faced Sasha Banks at Hell in A Cell. Every fight is so different for me, I think that’s what keeps me always in the picture because I’m able to adjust depending on the storyline. But I think the most pressure I’ve had in any fight was wrestling Asuka at WrestleMania 34 because she didn’t have anything to prove and I felt like this was my one opportunity to show what I’m made of and I’d had many history-making moments before that, but that was a defining moment in my career.Question: There are rumours that you are going to team up with Becky Lynch against the Kabuki Warriors at the TLC. What do you have to say about that?Answer: How do you feel about that? You don’t think Becky and I make better enemies? You know, it’s one of those things when it comes to Becky, we will come together to face a common enemy. The enemy, for instance, the Kabuki Warriors. If we have to get along for those 20 minutes, I think we can make that happen.Question: We have seen storylines where you and Becky have been friends and then turned into fierce rivals. What is your relationship with her in real life?Answer: I just couldn’t be more proud of her. She deserves everything and more and to see her rise to the top the way she has and be the face of the company, I’m so proud of her.Question: India is known for its spicy food and peppy music, have you had the chance to try either of those?Answer: Yes, yesterday I had a real lunch and I just kept thinking I can’t eat all these carbs. I have to be on Raw on Monday, but the food is delicious, it really is and believe it or not, I love the spices. I love spicy food, my boyfriend (Andrade), who I’m not shy to talk about, is Mexican and he is so intrigued and loves the fact that I love spicy food.Question: Now let’s talk a bit about you and Andrade. What do you guys talk about when you get home? Do you guys still talk shop?Answer: What do we talk about? Oh, what do we not talk about! You know, what’s so special is having someone with you that understands what you do. His grandfather was a wrestler, his dad was a wrestler, his uncles are wrestlers. Being in the industry, liking the same things, understanding the pressure, understanding the travel. But the one thing that he has been able to do I felt like when we met, I was kind of going through a rougher time in my career I just ended the rivalry with Becky and I felt like I had lost that confidence in the ring and that’s one thing that he has been able to do is bring out a different level of confidence inside the ring. We both try to teach each other things, I mean he knows everything there is to know about wrestling but little nuances or camera work or you know, just being a star. I mean he is a star in his own right, but we just come from such different backgrounds but at the same time it’s very much similar. So, we’re able to help each other that way.Question: Survivor Series is the next big Pay-per-view event for WWE and this is the first time that NXT will be a part of it. Since you yourself came through the ranks of NXT, how big is this for that roster?Answer: Oh, it’s huge! It’s an opportunity for the male and female talents to make a name for themselves. Yes, all of them have made, I mean the current roster who is actively on NXT, but this is another opportunity for them to stand out and make a name for themselves. Becky LynchCharlotte FlairIndiaric flair First Published: November 16, 2019, 1:15 PM IST
Advertisement AdvertisementNBA legend Michael Jordan and U.S. athletes rallied to LeBron James’ defense on Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump questioned the star player’s intelligence in a tweet.“I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community,” Jordan, now an owner of the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Hornets, told NBC News through a spokesperson.The retired Chicago Bulls star was dragged into the argument after being name-dropped by Mr. Trump on Twitter, apparently referencing the popular debate over whether Jordan or James is the greatest basketball player of all time.The president hit out after James told CNN anchor Don Lemon in a televised interview last week that the president had “kinda used sport to divide us”.Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan’s official statement, via spokesperson, in wake of Donald Trump tweet referencing him and LeBron James: “I support LJ. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 4, 2018Even the president’s wife was supportive of James’ work with children.“It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialog about issues facing children today,” Melania Trump said in a statement issued by her spokeswoman.Also Read-NBA: President Trump insults LeBron James’s intelligence
New Delhi, May 9 (PTI) Sharmila Nicollet put her name in the golfs history books by becoming the first professional golfer, male or female, to be ?voted? into a professional golf tournament. The 26-year-old six-foot tall golfer got an entry into the USD 1.5 million Shoprite Classic in New Jersey after garnered 39 per cent of the 27,652 votes polled globally on the social media platform Twitter. The ShopRite Classic will be held June 2-5 on the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway Township. While Sharmila will be given a sponsors spot into the event, India?s Aditi Ashok already has a limited status on LPGA and she is likely to make the start list, too. Aditi, two-time winner on Ladies European Tour in her Rookie season in 2016, has already played three LPGA events this season. If Aditi also figures in the start list, it would mark the first time ever two Indians will feature in an LPGA event. Sharmila, who has also played as a full member on the LET in the past, now has limited status on the same tour. She is one of the six Indians, lead by Aditi Ashok, who have playing rights in Europe. Sharmila received 39 percent of the votes cast in the weeklong poll and she finished nine percentage points ahead of Golf Channel host Blair O?Neal. Scottish golfer Carly Booth was third with 25 percent, followed by Bolivia?s Susana Benavides with six percent. In the initial stages of the poll, Blair led the numbers, but over the last three-four days, boosted by the golf fraternity of India, Sharmila slowly but steadily surged ahead to win by a very comfortable margin. The four golfers had been chosen from data compiled by MVPindex, which follows social media platforms of sports and entertainment figures. Sharmila thanked her fans on Twitter and later she was overwhelmed by the support she got from fans and supporters. The media savyy golfer, who has nearly 358,000 followers, said in a statement, “I would like to thank the sponsors ShopRite for conceiving the brilliant idea of having fans vote their choice.” “In a small way, the poll has helped boost awareness of the game in India, where it is still a niche sport.” PTI Cor AT ATadvertisement
Seventh seed Marin Cilic swept into the fourth round at Wimbledon with a 6-4 7-6(3) 6-4 win over American Steve Johnson on Friday to end an imperious opening week with a third consecutive straight sets victory.The big-serving Croat took his aces tally to 63 for the tournament as he ended Johnson’s Wimbledon run and underlined his own status as one of the main challengers to the established favourites.Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, is one of only two people, alongside Stan Wawrinka, to have won a grand slam in the last seven years outside of the game’s dominant quartet of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.Having reached the final at Queen’s in the traditional Wimbledon warmup, his grasscourt game is in good shape and he eased past Johnson with minimum fuss.The Croat took the first set when he broke in the 10th game and claimed the second in a tiebreakAfter both players struggled to hold serve at the start of the third, Cilic took control before wrapping up the contest when the American dumped a forehand return into the net.Next up for Cilic is Roberto Bautista Agut, who reached the fourth round with a shock victory over Japanese ninth seed Kei Nishikori.
Opening batsman Mark Stoneman has been selected to make his debut for England in their first day-night Test match against the West Indies, starting at Edgbaston on Thursday.The Surrey left-hander, who will become Alastair Cook’s 15th opening partner for England, was named in the side on Wednesday, the first of the three-Test series, in place of the struggling Keaton Jennings.It is the only change to the side that wrapped up a 3-1 series win over South Africa in the fourth and final Test as England still seek to find a regular partner for former captain Cook before the Ashes series against Australia this winter. (From Indoor ODI to Day-Night Tests: Innovations in cricket)Seamer Chris Woakes and spinner Mason Crane miss out on a place in the starting XI from the original 13-man squad.Captain Joe Root welcomed the inclusion of Stoneman, an experienced 30-year-old with 19 first-class hundreds to his name, telling Sky Sports: “He’s obviously got a huge amount of runs under his belt this season and in previous seasons as well.”He’s got a very well-rounded game and he’s a bit more experienced having played a lot of county cricket.”I’m excited to see him and I’d like to think he’ll get a very good opportunity and some good game time with England. This is a great opportunity for him to go out and prove how good he is.”
The second ODI between India and New Zealand will go ahead as per scheduled, sources have confirmed India Today. BCCI’s neutral curator has inspected the Pune pitch and given the go ahead to the match.India Today’s sting operation on Wednesday caught the Pune curator Pandurang Salgaonkar revealing details about the pitch and agreeing to doctor the wicket as per requirement to our reporters, who were disguised as bookies.This happened just hours before the first ball is to be bowled in the second ODI.Salgaonkar has since been barred from entering the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium and an investigation will take place against him and all those responsible behind this scandal.In what was a savage blow to the ICC and the BCCI’s stiff codes on corruption and on restrictions over outsider access to the field before matches, Salgaoncar not only accompanied India Today’s undercover reporters to the Pune pitch but also allowed them to tap it.Worse, he revealed to the reporters, posing as bookies, the wicket was a belter.”It is very good. I guess it will garner 337 (runs),” Salgaoncar disclosed.”Are you sure?” probed the journalist.”Sure and 337 will be chase-able,” the curator replied a day before the ODI. “There’s no doubt about it.”If he’s to be believed, Pune’s wicket was definitely a big-scoring paradise – a bonanza for hard-hitters on the field and for the bookies gambling on them off it.Salgaoncar, himself a former cricketer, also permitted the investigative reporters to take a test walk on the pitch and stamp it with the feet.advertisement”It’s not allowed. Still, we did it. The BCCI observer is also sitting around,” he confessed. “If someone asks me tomorrow, I’d say no one came. I don’t know.”Now, the curator guaranteed doctoring the pitch to favour one of the teams.”Two players want some bounce on the pitch. If that can be done,” asked the reporter.”It will be given,” he agreed. “I told you this is a 340-run wicket, either way,” Salgaoncar added.”That’s fine. That can be bet on. But we want (a team) to be favoured,” demanded the journalist.”That will be done good. I told you,” the pitch curator promised.
Malaysia Cup PREVIEW: Five teams vie for two remaining QF spots in Malaysia Cup matchday six Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 15:15 8/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Khairul Hairuddin/CSN Malaysia Cup Kedah v Kelantan Negeri Sembilan v PKNP Kuala Lumpur v PKNS Terengganu v Sarawak Pahang v Terengganu II UiTM v Melaka United Perak v FELDA United FELDA United PKNS Pahang Perak Terengganu Kelantan Kedah PKNP Negeri Sembilan Kuala Lumpur Sarawak Terengganu II UiTM Melaka United Check out the permutations for the Malaysia Cup group stage round six, with five teams vying for their slots, and four teams battling for top spots. BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter The domestic competitions are set to resume this weekend following a one-month international and SEA Games break, with the final round of the Malaysia Cup group stage.Six teams have already secured their places in the quarter-final stage, which means there are two remaining spots up for grabs this Saturday, between five teams in two groups.Group A Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing In Group A, dark horse PKNP FC have secured their top spot with 10 points. Pahang are on six, while T-Team and Negeri Sembilan are on five.Three teams in the group still have the chance of finishing in second place. Pahang host T-Team at the Darulmakmur Stadium, while Negeri Sembilan face PKNP in Paroi. A win for Pahang will take them to the next stage, but if they are held by the Titans they must hope for a Negeri Sembilan defeat or draw. A defeat to T-Team will allow the visitors to pip them to second.T-Team need nothing less than a win against the home team, while the Deers’ situation is a bit more complicated. A win alone may not be enough for Negeri as Pahang have one point more than they do, while T-Team have the superior goal difference. They must defeat PKNP, while hoping that the match between Pahang and T-Team ends in a draw. If Pahang win it’s game over for them, and if T-Team emerge victorious Negeri must defeat PKNP with a margin that will overturn their current goal difference deficit (T-Team -1, Negeri -4).Group BPerak (13 points) and Felda United (11) have both confirmed their quarter-final spots, and what’s left is to decide who finish at the top. This Saturday they will face off at the Perak Stadium, with the Bos Gaurus needing only a draw to stay at the top, while the Fighters need nothing less than a win to snatch the top spot. Both teams’ current forms are almost similar while their last five encounters have ended in two wins to Perak, one to Felda and two in draws, so an entertaining match can be expected when these two sides meet this Saturday.Felda United vs Perak on July 17. Photo by Perak TBG FacebookIn the other match, Kuala Lumpur will face PKNS FC at the Hang Jebat Stadium, with both sides no longer in contention for qualification.Group CKedah have already secured their quarter-final spot in Group C, and with a goal difference of +10, they are as good as having confirmed a first-place finish. Melaka United are second with nine points and -1 goal difference, Kelantan third with six points and -2, UiTM FC last with three and -7.Kedah host Kelantan at the Darul Aman Stadium, and the Red Warriors have an uphill battle. They need to win against a Kedah side that have rarely lost at home this season, while also hoping that UiTM, who are already unable to advance to the next stage, manage to record a shock win against Melaka. Anything less than that and Kelantan will be out.Kedah vs Kelantan in 2016. Photo by Khairil Ajhar/Asiana.myFor the Mousedeers, a draw or a win is sufficient to take them to the Malaysia Cup knockout stage for the first time since 2007. They may still qualify even if they somehow lose to the university boys, as long as Kelantan lose to Kedah. They also still have a mathematical chance of pipping the leaders to the top spot, if Kedah lose and they manage to beat UiTM with a margin in the double digits (or if they win and Kedah somehow lose to Kelantan with a margin in the double digits).Group DThe situation in Group D is also similar to that of Group B’s, in that the top two teams, who have confirmed their qualification places, are now left vying for the top spot. Read our JDT vs Selangor preview here.Selangor vs JDT in August. Photo by Selangor FAThe remaining match is between Terengganu and Sarawak, in Kuala Terengganu.
Napoli president De Laurentiis mocks Juventus, Inter Milan spendingby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has taken aim at their Serie A rivals.ADL says they can be proud of the way they’ve progressed.“Our objectives are always the same: achieving the maximum, in the League, Coppa Italia and Champions League. We can’t do more than that,” he told Corriere dello Sport.“We’re doing this through intelligent management, which produces a positive balance, because we can’t go in the red.“That’s the reality: we’re not allowed to get into debt. This Napoli have had an international-calibre Coach like Benitez and now one with a universal profile like Ancelotti.“We haven’t missed anything. I’m a football industrialist, like it or not but that’s how it goes.“I have to combine the factors of production with economic ones. With Mazzarri, we got into the Champions League with a wage bill of €35m.“Now we can say it has quadrupled. Juve and Inter got themselves into debt, Milan are on the brink and we’ve always been righteous and competitive.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Claire Rattée, a Kitimat resident, tattoo artist and Conservative candidate bought a skull for her boyfriend. Photo courtesy: FacebookMartha TroianAPTN News The ancient human skull purchased by a federal Conservative candidate in northern B.C for her boyfriend’s birthday came from a popular oddity shop.Claire Rattée, a Kitimat resident and tattoo artist, is running in the next federal election to represent Skeena-Bulkley Valley.Recently APTN News reported Rattée purchased a human skull from the 1700s for her boyfriend, Oliver James Brown.The skull is of European descent, claims Rattée, something she says can be proven from an online receipt.Read More:Federal Conservative candidate gives boyfriend human skull for birthday But the gift itself still has some people perplexed.“It’s a strange gift,” said Rudy Reimer, a professor in the department of archaeology at Simon Fraser University.“[But] I am aware these items are on sale in various parts of the world.”Documentation – an online receipt Celebrating his gift from Rattée, Brown took to Facebook to share news about his birthday present.(Oliver Brown’s Facebook post about his “first real human skull” from Conservative candidate, Claire Rattée. Photo: Facebook)In the post Brown wrote, “My birthday present came today my first real human skull and its from the 1700s!”The Facebook post was from February 2019.In a previous phone interview, Rattée claims the human skull is of European descent, and necessary as a “good reference for art.”Both Rattée and Brown are tattoo artists and own a studio in Kitimat.(Professor Reimer of Simon Fraser University thinks buying a skull seems morbid and strange. Photo courtesy: Rudy Reimer)Professor Reimer believes there is no need to purchase an authentic skull for such purpose.“There are these casts that are not real, and are based on real human anatomy that one could look at,” says Reimer.“In this day and age, having the rationale about needing an authentic skull, I find a little odd.”(Federal Conservative candidate Claire Rattée and supporters on Canada’s Day. Photo: Facebook)Since the article was published, APTN asked Rattée’s campaign manager, Chelsea Bossence, if Rattée could share the documentation about the ancient skull.After several attempts to view the documentation, Bossence provided an online receipt via email from SkullStore; a Toronto-based oddity shop, where Rattée purchased the human remain for her boyfriend.On the receipt it reads, “Human Skull, European C x 1” and was shipped to a Kitimat address.Rattée purchased the skull earlier this year for just under $1K.(Claire Rattée’s receipt of the ancient skull purchased for her boyfriend earlier this year provided by her campaign manager Chelsea Bossence)The documentation – the receipt – shows no other descriptive information about the skull.Ben Lovatt, owner of SkullStore wrote to APTN in an email that a receipt is provided along with any other information on his website.“A provenance document would actually be a serious piece of research,” says history professor Shawn Graham at Carleton University and a trained archaeologist.“It would show who owned or previously where it came from, the whole ownership history and the archeological dimension to it.”APTN asked Bossence if Rattée has such detailed document, and wrote the skull was purchased from a reputable vendor following all appropriate criteria, and considers this matter closed.Both Graham and his colleague, Damien Huffer, a professor who has extensive osteological training has serious concerns about where this skull may have come from.(Carleton University History professor Shawn Graham says a proper provenance document would be a serious piece of research, not a receipt, for a human remain. Photo courtesy: Shawn Graham)“Looking at the skull in the photo, it looks like the skull is flaking a bit which point to it being in alternating, wet, dry conditions, or freezing and thawing [conditions],” says Graham.Graham also notes what looks like tool marks on the skull suggesting the skull may have come from the black market.“The person may have lived in the 1700s, but the skull looks like it came on the market recently.”Although he cannot determine conclusively based on a photograph, Graham has reason to doubt the skull has been sitting in a collection somewhere.Skull purchased by Rattée likely an ‘orphan skull’The Toronto oddity shop where Rattée purchased the skull from, SkullStore, sells everything from a child’s shrunken head to a Dayak tribal skull – all of them selling in the thousands of dollars.(Bob Lovatt, owner of the oddity shop SkullStore, says when looking at a human skull it is like looking into a spiritual mirror. Photo courtesy: SkullStore)In an email statement, Lovatt wrote his store has become a respected leader in the oddities collecting community, and would never keep anything illegal.The European skulls from his store are “a simpler instance of orphaned remains coming from archaeological estates and defunct institutions,” wrote Lovatt.Lovatt explains most of his skulls are ones from “retired medical professionals and the damaged/unloved specimens in the basements of the professional’s family or academic institutions.”After looking at a photo of Rattée’s purchase from APTN’s story, Lovatt believes the skull was one of his orphaned, European skulls.Such skulls have minimal information wrote Lovatt.(A Dayak tribal skull for sale at SkullStore, worth $5,750K. Described as “a real, contemporary, human skull carved by the Dayak peoples of Borneo.” Photo courtesy: SkullStore)No one is calling for repatriation for these remains, Lovatt continues, adding these “skulls belong in respectful homes” and “could have been people we’d have known personally.”Lovatt wrote he would never keep or endorse selling Indigenous remains from North America.“Human remains are human remains, and wherever their skull or anything like it come from, there should be some reverence for the dead,” says Reimer.email@example.com
TORONTO – Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Bread battle falloutLoblaw Co. Ltd. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results on Thursday. The grocery giant rocked the food retail industry in December when it admitted to participating in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy. Loblaw and George Weston Ltd. were granted immunity from prosecution by the Competition Bureau, and have been threatened with legal action from rival Sobeys Inc. for implicating it in the scheme.Big Six earnings beginCIBC and Royal Bank of Canada release first-quarter results on Thursday and Friday, respectively. The two banks are among six named in a class-action lawsuit filed in a U.S. court that alleges Canadian banks and three others conspired to increase the profitability of their derivatives trading business by manipulating an interest rate benchmark for about seven years.Train to profitability?CP Rail president and CEO Keith Creel presents at the Citi 2018 Industrials Conference in Miami Beach on Thursday. An RBC Dominion Securities analyst said Thursday that service at rival Canadian National Railway Co. was deteriorating so badly — including below-average train speeds and above-average “dwell time” in terminals — that clients are switching their cargoes to Canadian Pacific Railway CP Rail.Some pirates are better than othersCineplex Inc. discusses fourth-quarter and year-end results on Thursday. The movie exhibitor chain has joined other prominent members of Canada’s entertainment industry to call for a new federal agency to locate and shut down websites that are portals for illegally obtained video and audio content. Dubbed FairPlay Canada, the group argues that Canadian jobs are at risk because consumers can get access to TV shows, movies and music from websites that don’t pay for the content that they stream to consumers.Winner! Gagnant!SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. releases fourth-quarter and year-end results on Thursday. The Montreal-based Engineering consulting and construction firm was the big winner on Feb. 8 when it was awarded rights to help build Montreal’s new light-rail project connecting the city to its suburbs and its international airport. SNC-Lavalin is part of the two consortiums that will both build the infrastructure and furnish the trains.
If you’re travelling in the area, let us know what you see. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – We have received reports that a tanker truck has gone off the road at Mile 55 on the Alaska Highway.It is reported that police are on the scene.We will bring you more updates as soon as information is made available.
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is launching an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they’re using.The company previously rolled out two similar apps. But both were shut down after drawing criticism for infringing on privacy, and one was cited for violating Apple’s App Store terms of agreement.Facebook says the new app, called Study, is different than the previous two. And it is only available on the Google Play Store.Facebook says the new app will collect information about which apps people are using and for how long. It will not track passwords.But some privacy experts are concerned users will still not know exactly what information they are sending.Facebook is not saying how much it will pay participants to share their information.The Associated Press