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A hardened criminal was injured and arrested following an exchange of fire with police in Kodala police station area of Odisha’s Ganjam district on Wednesday.Police sources said Dillip Das (24), of Banapur area in Khurda district, has over 20 criminal cases pending against him in police stations of Ganjam, Nayagarh and Khurda districts as well as Bhubaneswar and Cuttack cities.Das, who sustained a bullet injury in his right leg, was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. A pistol, two rounds of live ammunition, a bike and ₹14,000 cash was seized from his possession, said the inspector in charge of Kodala police station, Susant Kumar Sethi. Acting on a tip-off, at 5 a.m., a special team of Ganjam police tracked him down near Pustapur under Kodala police station limits. Das fired at the police team, and the cops fired at him.
Five migrant labourers from Odisha’s Sundargarh district returned to their village on Saturday after Andhra Pradesh police rescued them from confinement in a brick kiln in Vizianagaram.Odisha had requested Andhra Pradesh government to help rescue five migrant workers who were reportedly kept hostage by a brick kiln operator in Vizianagaram. Concerns were raised over the fate of the workers as another five workers, who had earlier escaped from the brick kiln, narrated the tale of how they were subjected to extreme torture.The Sundargarh district labour office on Saturday recorded statement of workers in presence of executive magistrate. Five workers including three female reached Burta village under Hemgiri block of Sundargarh. They were rescued on Friday evening.“The allegation of finger of a worker being chopped off was found to be untrue. The brick kiln owner had spread rumour of cutting of finger in order to get back the wage paid to these workers. A case has been registered against the Bargarh-based labour contractor who had hired migrant labourers without possessing a valid license,” said Pranab Kumar Patra, Sundargarh district labour officer.Ten villagers from Burta were hired by the labour contractor in September this year. At the time of recruitment, these workers were promised of a payment of Rs. 700 per making of 1000 bricks in Andhra Pradesh. Ten members of three families agreed and went to Vizianagaram. Two of the three families were given Rs. 60,000 as an advance while one family got Rs. 10000.The migrant labourers had left their village on October 25 by train to Vizianagaram. There, they had worked up to December 12 and made 150000 bricks. When workers demanded outstanding wage, the owner forced them to work in the kiln. Even acid was thrown on face of one Jayadev Chandania. Now, he is undergoing treatment.Mr. Patra said the Andhra Pradesh government is expected to initiate criminal proceedings against the brick kiln owner in Vizianagaram.
Mumbai, May 28 (PTI) Former Australia pacer Geoff Lawson has heaped praise on in-form Indias Test captain Virat Kohli, saying the star batsman is “arguably the number one batsman in the world”. “Kohli at the moment, is arguably the number one batsman in the world. He is in the form of his life. I was impressed with him when I saw him on the first tour to Australia (in 2011-12),” Lawson told reporters here today. “He was (among) the few Indian batsmen who took on the challenge of playing on the bouncy Australian wickets,” said the former Australia fast bowler, who is on a short coaching sting at the Payyade Sports Club in suburban Kandivili. Lawson, who took 180 wickets in 46 Tests and 88 in 79 ODIs in a career spanning nine years between 1980 and 1989, was referring to Kohli topping the batting averages with 300 runs in the disastrous 0-4 whitewash under Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 2011-12 season. “You can see in his face, he took it on as a personal challenge to be good on those pitches. While the other batsmen, including (Sachin) Tendulkar, were sort of failing around him, Kohli really relished something different. For him it is not good just playing in India, you need to (be) good all over the world,” Lawson added. Kohli, who has been in tremendous form in the T20 format of the game that includes the ongoing IPL, notched the only century by an Indian in the series – in the Adelaide Test. According to Lawson, since that first visit Down Under Kohli has got better and better. “I wouldnt like to be bowling to him in in the IPL. It is difficult to get him out and if you do so, you have to get out Ab de Villiers and Shane Watson (who both bat in the top order for RCB) as well,” quipped Lawson. Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur, who has been picked for Indias upcoming four-Test series in the West Indies, was felicitated by Lawson in the presence of Mumbai Cricket Associations joint secretary, P V Shetty. PTI NRB SSR ARS BS AHadvertisement
If reports are to be believed, Manchester United are all set to have a new sponsor on their shirt sleeves.According to reports, Tinder will team up with the football giants for a spot on the left sleeve of their shirts.This comes after the Football Association gave the go-ahead to a sponsor on the left sleeve of the team’s jersey replacing the Premier League logo that used to be there on both the sleeves earlier.Reports suggested that the online dating site is set to offer around 12 million pounds a year for a place on United’s sleeves.However, a Tinder spoksperson said that even though they’re in talks with the 13-time Premier League champions, the terms are wrong and not finalised yet.”We are in talks with Manchester United to explore potential partnership opportunities. The associated terms and costs have been inaccurately reported, and nothing has yet been finalized. We are excited to see what we can do together.”Tinder has around 50 million users and almost 1 billion swipes per day are recorded. The site is apparently looking for a more mainstream image and a global following. Hence, the tie up with one of the most followed franchises in the world of sports.Nine clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester City, have signed sleeve deals but none of the deals amount anywhere near the reported 12 million pounds a year that Tinder are said to be offering.Tinder also has an agreement with Serie A side Napoli.This could be effectively United’s fourth signing of the summer after acquiring the services of Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic till now.advertisementThe Red Devils will begin their 2017/18 campaign on August 8 when they take on the UEFA Champions League winners in the Super Cup, which is going to be followed by the first Premier League game on August 13 at Old Trafford against West Ham.
Continue Reading Previous NASA’s InSight probe makes successful landingNext IAR expands support for Arm DesignStart with high performance tools for Arm Cortex-A5 First Sensor extends its platform of piezoresistive differential pressure sensors of the HTD series from 1 mbar with measuring ranges of up to 10 bar. In addition to the very small and flat manifold housing with a footprint of 8 x 13 mm, which is ideal for space-saving manifold mounting, the HTD series now offers an SMD housing with side pressure connections. The new housing features barbed pressure ports for secure tube connection, even for higher pressures.A major application of the HTD sensors is differential pressure measurement across a flow-restrictive element (e.g. orifice or laminar flow element) to determine volumetric flow. The differential pressure sensor measures in a bypass to the main flow channel. Typical examples can be found in medical technology (ventilators, anesthesia machines, CPAP, spirometers, oxygen concentrators), HVAC (volumetric flow controllers, filter monitoring, burner control), instrumentation and industrial controls.The HTD differential pressure sensors feature a SPI interface with 15 bit resolution and an analog output signal. With their 3 or 5 V supply and low power consumption, the HTD miniature pressure sensors are ideal for battery-powered applications in mobile and portable devices. For pick-and-place machines in high-volume production, the HTD sensors can optionally be supplied on tape and reel. The sensors are temperature compensated from 0 to 70 °C and provide a temperature reading in addition to the pressure value. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components
Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open after losing his Round of 16 match against world No.55 John Millman of Australia 6-3, 5-7, 6-7(7), 6-7(3) at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Tuesday.It was a shocking night for the Federer faithful and almost the entire New York crowd who backed Federer to the hilt till the very last moment of the match that lasted for three hours and 34 minutes. Such was the frailty of Federer’s mind on the night that he asked for some quiet from the crowd, something one rarely sees Federer do.The loss against Millman was Federer’s first against a player outside the world’s top 50 at the US Open and for Millman, this was the biggest win of his career. The Australian showed steely resolve to hold off Federer initially and then went completely on top to down Federer.It will no more be a Federer-Djokovic showdown in the quater-final in New York and instead, John Millman will face the 13-time Grand Slam champion.Absolutely stunning upset as @johnhmillman defeats Federer 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6 under the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium!Millman’s first top ten victory lands him a spot in the QF against Djokovic…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/4DPEOJpJw7US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2018Federer was on top of the game when he took the court against Millman, breaking the Australian right at the start and then holding all his service games to take the first set 6-3.READ – US Open: Sharapova knocked out, Japan’s Osaka makes first Grand Slam quartersadvertisementEarly on in the second set too, Federer broke Millman but the Arthur Ashe Stadium saw a sudden shift in momentum as Millman broke Federer twice at the end of the set to take it 7-5.Federer was serving for the second set but he not only lost that service game, he lost the next to eventually let Millman claw his way back into the match.Both the third and the fourth sets went into tiebreak. The fourth set also saw Federer breaking Millman once but immediately after he was broken back to let go of the advantage.The fourth set tie-break was a gist of the entire match where Federer made several unforced errors to lose the tiebreak 7-3 and the match.Current mood…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/NFdnrQPt9TUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2018On the whole, Federer made 76 unforced errors to just 28 from Millman. Double faults was another of Federer’s doom on the night as he made 10 double faults compared to just a single from Millman.DJOKOVIC BEATS HEAT AND SOUSA TO REACH QUARTERSNovak Djokovic sweated his way to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 fourth round win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa as the heat returned to the US Open on Monday.Clean sheet for @DjokerNole as he defeats J. Sousa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the QF!He awaits the winner of Federer/Millman…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/UN4KR3NRRgUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2018Djokovic improved his perfect record in US Open fourth round contests to 11-0, leaving it to Federer, who plays Australian John Millman in the late contest on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, to give the fans a mouthwatering match-up.A Federer versus Djokovic clash would provide the perfect contest to propel the US Open into the second week, with the two champions having claimed seven titles at Flushing Meadows between them.”The matches I’ve played against him (Federer) have shaped me into the player that I am today,” said Djokovic, who beat the Swiss at the Cincinnati final in the lead up to the US Open.Also read – US Open: Serena Williams, defending champion Sloane Stephens reach quartersSousa arrived at the season’s final Grand Slam in dreadful form, having lost his previous seven matches, but suddenly found his game on the hardcourts to knock out 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta and number 17 seed Lucas Pouille en route to the last 16.The first Portuguese player to reach the fourth round at a Grand Slam, the 68th-ranked Sousa never threatened to progress any further as his magical US Open run came to an end.The biggest concern for sixth-seeded Djokovic might well have been the conditions as the heat returned to New York after a few days of relief.NISHIKORI OUTCLASSES KOHLSCHREIBERKei Nishikori will hope to make another deep run at his most successful Grand Slam event after he outclassed Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to reach quarter-finals of the US Open on another blazingly hot day on Monday.advertisement6-3, 6-2, 7-5@keinishikori closes the door on Kohlschreiber and advances to the QF!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/Vd3o0bGrzeUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2018The Japanese 21st seed, a finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2014 and a semi-finalist in 2016, fired 29 winners to end the run of Germany’s Kohlschreiber, who had beaten fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the previous round.Nishikori appeared to be racing towards an easy win before Kohlschreiber unexpectedly broke the 28-year-old to level the third set at 5-5.But that only delayed the inevitable as Nishikori kept his focus to seal the win and extend his perfect record against the German to 3-0.”(I was) really lucky to finish in three sets — it was really hot on the court,” a sweat-soaked Nishikori said in an on-court interview. “I think we both struggled a little bit with the heat.”READ – US Open: Nadal sets up quarterfinal vs Thiem with win over BasilashviliNishikori later told reporters that the brutal conditions made it difficult to keep his head in the match.”It’s not easy with the heat. You know, I couldn’t think too much between the points. It’s not easy to focus (on) every point, you know. You lose some concentration,” he said.Kohlschreiber thought the heat — as well as Nishikori’s slick performance — made the match particularly challenging.”He pushed, especially in my weaknesses, pretty good, you know, returning my second serve very aggressively, very deep,” Kohlschreiber told reporters. “He didn’t make many mistakes. He pushed me around. He was too much in control of the game.”Nishikori next faces either seventh-seeded Croat Marin Cilic, which would be a rematch of the 2014 final, or Belgian 10th seed David Goffin in the last eight.CILIC TOPPLES GOFFIN TO ENTER QUARTER-FINALSMarin Cilic showed no ill effects from his gruelling, late-night victory two nights ago as the Croatian seventh seed beat David Goffin 7-6(6), 6-2, 6-4 on Monday to reach the US Open quarter-finals.7-6, 6-2, 6-4@cilic_marin convincingly defeats Goffin to set up a a rematch of the 2014 final against Kei Nishikori!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/W6kKaO4V2tUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2018Former champion Cilic, who rallied back from a two-set deficit to clinch a four-hour, third round match that ended after 2:00 a.m. local time, made a sluggish start against the 10th-seeded Goffin but had enough gas in the tank to advance.Goffin, who was bidding to become the first Belgian man to reach the US Open quarter-finals, enjoyed a nice start with a break of serve and grabbed a 5-3 edge before moving within two points of taking the first set.But Cilic suddenly rose to the occasion and deployed his ballistic forehand to get back on serve at 5-5 before securing the opener after an error-filled tiebreak by both players.From there, the Australian Open runnerup settled into a groove and pulled away from Goffin, who was limited by a sore shoulder and unable to take advantage of an uneven serving display from Cilic.advertisement”I started a little bit slower and he was playing good in the beginning and when he was serving in the first set at 5-4 it was a crucial break for me to get back in the game,” said Cilic, who made just 46 percent of his first serves.”After the first set it felt like he slowed down his first serve and at the end he told he’s got some problems with his shoulder so it was a little but unfortunate for him and he was not playing the best the last two sets but I kept my rhythm and played well.”Cilic broke Goffin in the fifth game of the third set to pull ahead and then held serve the rest of the way before sealing the deal on his third match point with a crosscourt forehand.The win puts Cilic into the quarter-finals of the year’s final Grand Slam for the fifth time.Next up for Cilic is a 2014 US Open final rematch with Japan’s Kei Nishikori.(With Reuters inputs)
The Toronto Wolfpack owner, David Argyle, has quit as chairman and chief executive of the Championship club over racist comments he made to a Swinton player. Argyle is the subject of an investigation by the Rugby Football League over comments he made to the Swinton forward Jose Kenga in the immediate aftermath of the Lions’ game against the Wolfpack in Toronto in April. Kenga, who was born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, revealed on social media that Argyle said to him: “Do they allow black people in Swinton?” before laughing and handing over a drink token. Argyle, who has bankrolled Toronto since they entered the English game in 2017, made a public apology on Thursday when the news came to light and on Saturday issued a open letter in which he says he has “sacked himself”. He wrote: “I was incredibly careless with my words when speaking to Swinton Lions player Jose Kenga after our game at Lamport Stadium on 28th April 2019. I understand the unwitting racist connotations of what I said and the distress caused to Jose. “Jose was gracious to take a video call with me today, I apologised and we discussed the matter in depth. I also fully support Jose’s decision to go on social media. I called Swinton RFLC, which I respect and admire as a club. “If any other member of our Wolfpack family had made that comment I made, on balance, regardless of context and environment, I would have fired them. Therefore that also applies to me, so I am firing myself as chairman and CEO.” Argyle says the club have begun the search to fill his roles and has promised to meet all his financial obligations “so that our objective to deliver the best club rugby in the world in Toronto, UK & France remain”. He added: “The Wolfpack and our new chairman and CEO will remain firmly behind the core values and beliefs that make up the foundation of this organisation. The world is a better place with more rugby balls in kids’ hands, we aspire to create a global centre for rugby excellence in Toronto, we actively promote opportunities for transatlantic trade and we support local family-run businesses in Ontario. “I leave with a heavy heart as I have disgraced rugby and my family, which I love.” Since you’re here… Topics Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Toronto Wolfpack Support The Guardian Rugby league news Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Reuse this content
zoom In an effort to survive the current weak demand in the container shipping industry, South Korea’s shipping major Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has started discussions to join the world’s largest alliance 2M, Danish shipping firm Maersk Line told World Maritime News.“We can confirm that we – 2M – are in discussions with the Korean container shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) on the possibility of HMM joining the 2M vessel sharing agreement (2M VSA) when their membership of the G6 alliance expires in 2017,” Maersk Line’s COO, Søren Toft, said.“We are positively reviewing the proposition. The inclusion of Hyundai Merchant Marine in 2M would for example provide us with extended coverage and a stronger product in the Transpacific trade,” he added.Toft said that the discussions are still in the early days and therefore declined further comments “before there are more substantial developments in the discussions.”The announcement follows HMM’s agreements with containership owners on 20 percent charter rate cuts and with owners of bulk carriers for 25 percent charter rate reductions, which are expected to come in force over the next three and a half years.The final deal is a compromise solution as the company initially sought a 27 percent rate decrease.HMM’s creditor group earlier agreed on the company’s debt restructuring proposal, as the company faces USD 4.48 billion wall of debt.The 2M alliance comprises Maersk Line, the A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S shipping unit, and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).World Maritime News Staff
Water lovers will be getting warnings from beach patrols about Stoney Beach, an unsupervised area near popular Lawrencetown Beach. Beginning Saturday, July 1, a beach patroller from the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service will be present daily at Stoney Beach when the tide goes out to discourage swimming and to educate the public on the dangers of the nearby currents. New signs will soon be in place to warn that the unsupervised beach is notorious for its strong currents and that swimmers should go to the main beach area of Lawrencetown Beach Provincial Park. The patrol at low tide will continue daily into the September hurricane season. “We have met and worked with residents in the Stoney Beach area to make changes that will better protect Nova Scotians,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection. “But the beach remains unsupervised.” Local resident and writer Lesley Choyce, an advocate for improved safety on the unsupervised beach, welcomed the changes. “I’m just thrilled that some attention is being given to a place that’s potentially very dangerous to swimmers,” said Mr. Choyce. “This is certainly a change for the better.”
Improvements to the waterfront, park and reservoir in the village of Port Williams are getting a financial boost from the province as the community celebrates its 250th birthday. The Department of Economic and Rural Development, through its Community Development Fund, announced today, Oct. 9, it would contribute $40,000 towards a feasibility study to revitalize the village’s waterfront. “By investing in sustainable projects like this, the province is making life better for families in every region,” said MLA Jim Morton, on behalf of Economic and Rural Development Minister Percy Paris. “This community-led project has the potential to revitalize vacant buildings to benefit the Port Williams area for years to come.” The village of Port Williams and the Municipality of the County of Kings will each contribute an additional $10,000 toward the project. “This investment will provide us with a roadmap for revitalizing our waterfront,” said Lewis Benedict, chair of the Village Commission. “It is a very exciting project for the village.” The Community Development Fund assists regional areas and rural communities with local planning and entrepreneurship. It helps to develop co-operatives and projects to ensure sustainable communities across Nova Scotia. Last year, projects totalled more than $1.4 million. The community is also unveiling a new water reservoir and officially opening the Port Williams Community Park. Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations contributed $264,000 for the reservoir, while the Department of Health Promotion and Protection provided $25,000 for the park through the Recreation Facility Development grant program.
FRANKFURT — The Latest on the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting (all times local):2:40 p.m.The European Central Bank has lowered its economic growth projections for this year and next year.The bank said Thursday it was lowering the outlook for the eurozone economy this year to 1.9 per cent from 2.0 per cent in its previous forecast in September.The projection for 2019 was lowered to 1.7 per cent from 1.8 per cent.The 19 countries that use the euro have seen growth ease to 0.2 per cent in the third quarter from the previous quarter, down from stronger growth at the end of last year. Worries about trade conflict between the U.S. and China, a possible meltdown of government finances in Italy, and a potential disorderly exit by Britain from the EU have weighed on activity.___12:25 p.m.The European Central Bank is expected to halt the stimulus program that it deployed nearly four years ago to nurture a teetering eurozone economy back to health.Analysts say the bank is likely to confirm Thursday its plan to stop the program’s monthly bond purchases at year end despite worries about growth. The program pumped 2.6 trillion euros ($3 trillion) into the economy of the 19 countries that use the euro.Attention will turn to President Mario Draghi’s news conference for clues about whether the bank might postpone its first interest rate increase.Draghi has credited the stimulus and low rates with creating 9.5 million jobs while Europe’s economy healed from a debt crisis that threatened to break up the euro. But critics in Germany say it bailed out fiscally wobbly governments.The Associated Press
EPCH has received Exhibition Excellence Award in the category of ‘Top Make in India Supporting Show’, for organising IHGF-Delhi Fair. The award ceremony was recently hosted by Exhibition Showcase at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida, informed Rakesh Kumar, Director General- EPCH.Exhibition Showcase organises these awards every year and this year Exhibition Excellence Awards are being given not only to stalwarts of exhibition industry for their performance in 2018 – for contributing and generating employment on large scale and playing catalyst to the Nation’s economic growth – but also honouring those who are new to the field and putting in their efforts to promote ‘Make in India’, ‘Start up India’ and ‘Skill India’. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe idea behind Exhibition Excellence Awards is to promote and glorify the Exhibition and Convention Industry and to recognise the hard work of exhibition fraternity. The awardees are selected by a supremely experienced and eminent jury from different fields. Kumar further elaborated that EPCH has been organising Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair since 1994 twice in a year Spring in February and Autumn in October. The IHGF has been revamped, renamed as IHGF-Delhi Fair with new theme, bigger space, grander in product display and longer in duration in 2014. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardEPCH will be holding its 48th edition during IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2019 with more than 3200 exhibitors with 14 product categories and more than 2000 styles and products on display. IHGF-Delhi Fair is one of its kind show in which all Indian exhibitors takes part to showcase the strength of handicraft sector under one roof. Looking at the largest participation by Indian Handicrafts exhibitors, Limca Book of World Records have recognised IHGF-Delhi Fair as the world largest congregation of handicrafts exhibitors under one roof. The IHGF-Delhi fair has played a vital role in increasing handicrafts exports from the country continuously. The exports which were merely Rs 3159.62 crores in 1994 when the fair was initiated has reached to the tune of Rs 23,029.36 crores in 2017 – 18. However, the exports of handicrafts during 10 months i.e. April-February, 2019 is Rs 24,156.58 crores and it is hoped that the target fixed for 2018-19 will be surpassed. Kumar attributed on receiving the Top Make in India Supporting show award by EPCH for organising IHGF-Delhi Fair that all credit goes to member exporters of the Council who have been taking part in IHGF-Delhi Fair regularly on large scale, creating employment and earning foreign exchange for the Country.
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case on whether a distributor is responsible for a franchisee’s losses during a food recall.The top court has granted an application for leave to appeal by a class-action lawsuit representing Mr. Submarine Inc. franchisees against Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc.The case started after a 2008 recall when Toronto-based Maple Leaf pulled roughly 200 products due to a deadly listeria outbreak caused by contamination at one of its plants.The franchisees say that they were bound by an exclusive supply arrangement to purchase ready-to-eat meats through Maple Leaf from a distributor and dealt with a six- to eight-week product shortages, as well as reputational injury and product losses.The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Maple Leaf in April 2018 that the duty to supply a product fit for human consumption is to the customers and not the franchisees.Peter Kryworuk, a lawyer for the franchisees, said he was pleased by the top court’s decision to hear the appeal and that he expected the case will be heard later this year.The counsel listed for Maple Leaf Foods did not immediately responded to a request for comment. Companies in this story: (TSX:MFI) The Canadian Press
The occupants of the jeep as well as the passengers in the bus were injured and admitted to hospital. Over 25 people were injured following an accident in Ahangama this morning, the police said.The police said that a bus transporting mostly garment factory workers collided with a jeep.
Sony uses movie studio to press advantage in ultra-high definition TV with first 4K content by Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press Posted Jan 8, 2013 12:24 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sony Corp. is finally pressing its advantage as a conglomerate that owns both high-tech gadgets and the content that plays on them by being the only electronics maker to offer ultra-HD TVs — and a way to get movies to the new super clear screens.Ultra-high definition TVs, which quadruple the number of pixels of current high definition technology, have been the talk of the International CES gadget show so far. But only Sony has offered a content solution to go with them.With the 84-inch (213-centimetre) ultra-HD set it launched in November, Sony threw in a tablet and computer server that has 10 movies preloaded on the device — for $25,000. The movies came from the library of Sony Pictures or its subsidiary Columbia Pictures, like “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Karate Kid.”On Monday, Sony unveiled 55-inch (140-centimetre) and 65-inch (165.-centimetre) ultra-HD sets that will sell this spring for an undisclosed price believed to be below $10,000. The Japanese electronics maker said it would launch a download service this summer in the U.S. so buyers of the smaller sets would have access to movies in the clearer format.For now, it will offer the same 10 movies from its library for download.After unveiling the service, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai told reporters that the ultra-HD movies could be made available to other makers like Samsung or LG later. The company is eyeing co-ordination with other movie studios, but not immediately.“That’s a key differentiator from a Sony perspective that really speaks to the advantage of what we have in terms of both the electronics business and the content business,” he said. “For the time being, that’s something we bring exclusively to our customers.”Sony is betting big on ultra-HD, and is a leading supplier of high-end cameras that shoot in the format, which renders moving images at a resolution of 3,840 pixels wide and 2,160 pixels tall. That is twice the length and width of high definition, resulting in four times as many pixels, or more than 8 million.The company also makes projectors that show movies in so-called 4K, and Hirai said that anyone who has been to the movies lately has probably experienced it firsthand without realizing it.Getting these higher resolution files to home televisions is no small matter. A Blu-ray disc format has not been created yet and broadcasters are years away from offering TV signals at the higher resolution.Sony representatives said that buyers of its 55-inch (140-centimetre) and 65-inch (165-centimetre) TVs may be asked to buy an ultra-HD server separately, although a final decision hadn’t been made. It is also unclear how much downloadable movies will cost.The company said it would offer Blu-ray discs that are mastered in 4K but compressed to fit on a current Blu-ray disc. The TV’s embedded technology presents the compressed movie at close to 4K resolution, but not quite as good as when they are played from the 4K media player.But with all new technologies, there were glitches.Hirai had an embarrassing moment Monday when he introduced the world’s first ultra-HD TV using organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), only to see the screen go blank as the computer running it had an error.“This revolutionary TV combines the world’s largest OLED display with dazzling 4K resolution, including this beautiful … interface screen,” he said, then turned to see a blank screen as chuckles rippled through the crowd.Later, Hirai looked back at the 56-inch (142-centimetre) display only to see the error continue.“Excellent,” he said.A Sony staffer rolled the TV further away and Hirai carried on his presentation. He later appeared to be good-natured with journalists.Hirai said the ultra-HD OLED set is a prototype and didn’t announce price or availability.In the Sony booth after the presentation, other ultra-HD OLED screens played without a problem.
A LOCAL TOURIST board is calling on Irish emigrants to give them a hand in pushing their home county as a tourist destination.Leitrim Tourism has launched a recruitment drive to attract ‘ambassadors’ who would become “advocates” for the attractions of the county. Joe Dolan, chairman of Leitrim Tourism, said that the awareness drive was also to remind Leitrim natives that they were “very welcome” home:There are many Irish people from County Leitrim living in the United Kingdom, some of whom haven’t visited the county in many years and for various reasons were unable to make it home for the Gathering. This initiative lets them know they are very welcome at any time and that there is plenty to do in County Leitrim.Carrick-on-Shannon, the main town in Leitrim, is this year celebrating 400 years as a town – it was granted a charter by King James I in 1613.Leitrim natives are being encouraged to visit enjoyleitrim.com for more information on what’s on in the county and on Twitter and Facebook.IKEA to invest in Leitrim windfarm to power Irish stores>Beara-Breifne Way means you can now walk from Cork to Leitrim>Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism>
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State Senate Finance Committee members are going over proposed agency budgets one by one, looking for funds or programs they can cut. Thursday they questioned Department of Environmental Conservation officials, asking just how bad it would be to turn down federal dollars for water and sewer systems. Download Audio