Police probe petrol bomb attack and car fires in Shantallow

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleLough Foyle body confirmed as that of missing Derry manNext articleWeekend drugs seizure in Letterkenny News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – April 1, 2012 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Pinterest Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Newsx Adverts Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Three men have been treated for smoke inhalation after a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in Derry.The device hit the door of the house at Fern Park in Shantallow.The attack happened at a quarter past eleven last night.Meanwhile, four cars have been set alight in a series of what the PSNI believe to be related incidents in the .Bloomfield Park area of Shantallow.At 11.25 last night, police received a report that a car had been badly damaged in the area.Two more vehicles were reported damaged at 1.45 this morning, than at around 4’oclock this morning, another car parked at Bloomfield Park was set alight. Pinterest Police probe petrol bomb attack and car fires in Shantallow Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre last_img read more

Lothian clears the air in Edinburgh with upgrade

first_imgDriven by a quest to meet low emissions targets, Lothian Buses is accelerating its fleet upgrade with secondhand buses fully refurbished and retrofitted to Euro 6 standard.MD Richard Hall told routeone: “We want to make Edinburgh the greenest city. These buses will replace Euro 3 models so that by 2020 the whole fleet will be Euro 5, Euro 6 or electric.”Lothian’s ongoing investment has seen the regular intake of new buses in its 794-strong fleet, with strong Volvo content. Consequently, the purchase from Ensignbus of 50 former London Euro 5 Wright Gemini 2-bodied Volvo B9TLs helps further standardise on the Swedish manufacturer.The seven-year-old Euro 5 buses became available after Metroline lost the contract for London’s route 18.The interiors are being brought up to Lothian’s new bus standard by the comprehensive refurb, while the addition of an exhaust after-treatment package will upgrade them to Euro 6; the supplier of the retrofit system is yet to be determined.After completion by Thornton’s, the first two of the ‘as new’ buses, have arrived at Lothian’s Central Garage. The remaining 48 will be refurbished by Wrightbus.last_img read more

A New Look at Perception (Thank You, El Greco)

first_imgThe Huffington Post: El Greco was one of the greatest artists of the Spanish Renaissance, and also one of its most idiosyncratic. His contemporaries were puzzled by his fantastic use of color, and even more so by his oddly distorted vision. Many of his figures — Saint John the Baptist and The Repentant Magdalen and even his own self-portrait — are unnaturally elongated, as if they are being stretched from toe to head.They found the same perceptual distortion as in the original (and replicated) experiment, as described in a forthcoming paper in the journal Psychological Science. This means that the effect cannot be perceptual. If the walls looked darker, the patches should also have looked darker — but they did not. Something else must account for the perceptual distortion. The room did not literally darken for those unfortunate volunteers who were fretting about their moral slipups.Read the whole story: The Huffington PostWray Herbert is an author and award-winning journalist who writes two popular blogs for APS, We’re Only Human and Full Frontal Psychology. More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

‘The Showstopper’ Peterson-Griffith turns tables on Sinclair to win Strongest Man competition….

first_imgCarlos ‘The Showstopper’ Peterson-Griffith deadlifted a car for 20 reps, part of his show stopping performance at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Sunday night which earned him the top honours in the Guyana’s Strongest Man competition. Petterson-Griffith upstaged his Space Gym teammate and last year’s winner, Julio ‘The Beast’ Sinclair to become the second local to take home the prestigious title in the third staging of the event.‘The Showstopper’ turned out to be mightier than ‘The Beast’ and third place finisher Wilson Balansi of Suriname during the competition which included a 250-pound Bag Throw over a 4ft high bar, walking with 600+ pounds on their backs and dead lifting a Nissan Sylphy.During the course of the event which was held under floodlights in the parking lot of the venue, the line-up of nine behemoths went back and forth swapping incredible feats of strength, but Peterson-Griffith and Sinclair were so equally strong that the deciding factor turned out to be the amount of reps the former deadlifted. Twice the amount of Sinclair. During his attempt, Sinclair seemed a bit stuck in neutral but eventually gained his footing to complete 10 reps. When it was Peterson-Griffith’s turn, it seemed like the his batteries were fully charged. Running on an adrenaline high and encouraged by the large and vocal crowd, the ‘Showstopper’ seemed unstoppable and he dead lifted rep after rep, having to stop as his time cap expired. Anis Ade-Thomas who also competed with the team that finished second in the CrossFit competition minutes earlier, showed he is a true strong man, finishing just off the podium in the nine-man line-up.Peterson-Griffith who had a large entourage cheering him on on the sidelines, now has a year’s worth of bragging rights, $150,000 and the title of ‘Guyana’s Strongest Man’. During last year’s inaugural staging, Suriname’s Dononvan Dongo earned the winner’s spoils.last_img read more

Dharamsala Test: Matthew Wade, Ravindra Jadeja get into argument post Glenn Maxwell dismissal

first_imgAustralian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade got into an argument with India’s Ravindra Jadeja after Glenn Maxwell’s dismissal in the ongoing fourth Test in Dharamsala, continuing the hostilities between the two sides. (SCORECARD)The incident took place in the 33rd over of Australia’s second innings after Maxwell was adjudged LBW by South African umpire Marais Erasmus.Maxwell predictably took a DRS, which remained umpire’s call even though it looked tight in TV replays. (Also read: STATS: Ravindra Jadeja 10th Indian to achieve all-round double of 1000 runs, 100 wickets in Tests)As Maxwell started walking, an angry Wade tried to approach the melee of Indian players but Ravichandran Ashwin came in between and held back the Aussie keeper.Wade was having an argument with Jadeja, who seemed equally involved before another player pulled him aside.Earlier in the day, Wade was involved in an another incident with Jadeja.During India’s first innings today, Australia were clearly feeling the heat as Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja inched closer to the Aussie first innings total of 300.Wade started chirping to distract Jadeja, who has been clearly India’s best player of the season. He has so far amassed over 500 runs and taken the most wickets behind Ravichandran Ashwin.Wade started needling Jadeja, who kept his calm in the face of some pretty shoddy behaviour from the Australians. When umpire Ian Gould tried to cool things down, Jadeja responded by saying: “If he starts it, I will give it back.”Wade was fuming and as he walked back to his crease, he was seen having another round of discussion with Murali Vijay. The two umpires then called India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Jadeja for a chat to cool things down.advertisementThere has been a lot of acrimony between the two teams throughout the series. Steve Smith’s ‘DRS Brain Fade’ started it all before rival captain Virat Kohli stopped short of calling him a “cheat”.The ICC had to broker peace between the teams.The Ranchi Test match saw another round of controversy after Virat Kohli’s shoulder injury. Glenn Maxwell kicked up a storm by mocking the Indian captain.To make matters worse, a section of the Australian media went on overdrive comparing Kohli to US President Donald Trump – something that didn’t go down well with the Indian team.last_img read more

10 months agoSNAPPED! Arsenal boss Emery apologises to Brighton fan over bottle incident

first_imgSNAPPED! Arsenal boss Emery apologises to Brighton fan over bottle incidentby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has apologised to a fan after kicking a water bottle into the home end for yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.The Spanish boss ended up sending a plastic bottle into the home end as the full-time whistle blew for Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium.Emery held his hand up in apology straight away before walking over to shake the hand of the man he had hit and offer his apologies in person.Emery could be seen talking with fans with a steward next to him, while other Brighton fans applauded him for his gesture.After the game he said: “I kicked the (water) bottle. It wasn’t hard but it touched one supporter.”Unai Emery apologises to Brighton fans after kicking water bottle into crowd – and hitting supporter – during Arsenal’s draw at Amex Stadium pic.twitter.com/CTwm7N7QHC— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) December 26, 2018 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_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 (16,214.75, up 64.83 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up $1.38, or 12.70 per cent, to $12.25 on 56.5 million shares.RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Up four cents, or 10.4 per cent, to 42.5 cents on 27.5 million shares.Neovasc Inc. (TSX:NVCN). Health care. Up a half of a cent, or 14.3 per cent, to four cents on 12.1 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 68 cents, or 3.53 per cent, to $19.96 on 10.2 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Energy. Down eight cents, or 3.19 per cent, to $2.43 on 8.4 million shares.Cronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON). Health care. Up $1.51, or 9.3 per cent, to $17.76 on 7.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). Up 49 cents to $67.24. The telecom and media company has partnered with the University of British Columbia to build a campus hub for 5G innovation. Rogers says it will deploy 5G-ready network equipment on the campus early next year. The wireless technology is up to 100 times faster than the current 4G system and promises better internet on smartphones well as potential new applications.Canopy Rivers. (TSX-V:RIV). Up $5.25 or 150 per cent, to $8.75 on 18.3 million shares. The venture capital arm of marijuana company Canopy Growth went public on the TSX Venture exchange Thursday amid a cannabis stock craze. Its investment portfolio includes licensed producer Agripharm and Solo Growth, a retail cannabis distributor. Canopy Growth’s chief executive and acting chief executive of Canopy Rivers Bruce Linton says the subsidiary allows the Smiths Falls, Ont.-based cannabis company to grow its lead in the industry.Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG). Up $2.61 or 3.7 per cent to $72.94. The autoparts company has signed a deal to sell its fluid pressure and controls business to Hanon Systems, a South Korea-based company, for about $1.23 billion. The business being sold specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of mechanical and electronic pumps, electronic cooling fans and other components.last_img read more

Union leaders politicians selling false hope on GM Premier Ford

first_imgThe Canadian Press TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford says union leaders and politicians promising to save a General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., from closure are ‘selling false hope.’Ford says the fight ahead for the 2,500 autoworkers affected by the looming plant closure is to find new jobs, and he promised to provide help.The premier accused the leader of the union representing the affected autoworkers, as well as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and opposition politicians of grandstanding.He said all of the powerful people who were making empty promises to the autoworkers had admitted in private that “the GM plant isn’t coming back.”Ford called on Trudeau to scrap his plan to impose a carbon tax on the provinces as a way to help spur job creation in Ontario and across the country.He made the pitch ahead of a first ministers meeting next week where premiers will sit down with Trudeau.last_img read more

RBI allows nonresidents to participate in rupee interest rate derivatives market

first_imgMumbai: The Reserve Bank Wednesday allowed non-residents to participate in the rupee interest rate derivatives segment with a view to deepen the rupee interest rate swap (IRS) market. The non-residents can undertake rupee interest rate derivative transactions on recognised stock exchanges, electronic trading platforms and over the counter markets (OTCs). “These directions shall come into force with immediate effect,” RBI said in a notification. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalA non-resident will be allowed to undertake transactions in the rupee interest rate derivatives markets to hedge an exposure to rupee interest rate risk and other specified purposes, the central bank said. It further said foreign portfolio investors (FPIs), collectively, can transact in interest rate futures (IRF) up to a limit of net long position of Rs 5,000 crore. RBI in its first bi-monthly policy for 2018-19 in April had announced to provide access to non-residents into the IRS with a view to increase participation in the domestic market. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThere is an active market for rupee interest rate swap offshore, and the exercise is aimed at increasing participation of non-residents in the domestic market, it had said in April. It had also observed that while the rupee interest rate swap market was most liquid among the interest rate derivatives market, it lacked depth to enable large banks to manage risks. Also, Indian market has witnessed increasing participation from non-resident players like FPIs in debt, the regulator had said. An interest rate swap is a financial contract between two parties exchanging or swapping a stream of interest payments for a notional principal amount on regular occasions during a specified period.last_img read more

Norsk Hydro says cyber attack cost it 50 million

first_imgOslo: Global aluminium producer Norsk Hydro on Tuesday put the cost of a cyber attack targeting the Norwegian company in March at around $50 million. In the night between March 18 and 19, the company became the target of a “massive” cyber attack involving ransom ware, forcing it to disconnect from various sites and factories and switch to manual operations in others. The attack also forced it to postpone the publication of its quarterly earnings, originally scheduled for Tuesday, to June 5. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”The cyber attack that hit us on March 19 has affected our entire global organisation,” said CEO Svein Richard Brandtzaeg in a statement. Norsk Hydro estimated that the overall financial impact of the cyber attack would be 400-450 million Norwegian krona ($46-$52 million, 41-46 million euros, but also said it had “robust” cyber insurance. The light metals producer said it had not paid any ransom and has filed a complaint with Norwegian police, which has opened an investigation. The company’s shares dropped 1.65 per cent in morning trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange.last_img read more