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Six policemen, including an inspector and a sub-inspector, were booked on Wednesday on charges of “killing” a Dalit man in their custody in Amroha district here, said a senior police officer.The department has already suspended 11 police officers of Dhanaura police station for their alleged involvement in the custodial death, said Amroha Superintendent of Police Brijesh Kumar Singh.The six policemen, booked on charges of “custodial killing” of 30-year-old Dalit man Balkishan, have been identified as Dhanaura police station in-charge inspector Arvind Mohan Sharma, sub-inspector Manoj Upadhyay, head constable Ravindra Rana and constables Vinit Chaudhary, Jitendra and Vivek. They have also been booked on various charges under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.The victim’s wife Kunti demanded damages for the murder of her husband and a job for herself from the U.P. government.The police registered the FIR after hundreds of residents from the victim’s village held a protest on Wednesday morning at a nearby national highway, disrupting traffic.According to the complaint, Balkishan, a resident of Basi Sherpur, had been picked up by the police on Sunday for questioning in a case of purchase of a stolen motorcycle. His health deteriorated on Tuesday midnight and he was rushed to a hospital where he was declared “brought dead”.
“Bowlers are pretty much second-class citizens in white-ball cricket,” says former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond, who feels odds are stacked heavily against them in the limited-overs format.Writing for the International Cricket Council ahead of the upcoming Champions Trophy in England starting June 1, Bond said limited-overs cricket is “a batsman’s game”.”And it isn’t merely the fast bowlers, who have their task cut out. The change in fielding restrictions in the last 10 overs of a one-day international has eased the pressure on the bowlers a little bit, but only a little bit,” he said.”…but for the most part, the bowlers are pretty much second-class citizens in white-ball cricket,” he added.Bond said it is this imbalance which has led to spinners using negative tactics.”The slow bowlers specifically are resorting to a more negative line of bowling, not because they want to but because they have to,” he said.”In an era gone by, the pattern was to tee-off in the first 15 overs, build through the middle of the innings and then launch a final onslaught. That philosophy has now gone out the window,” he explained.Bond said bowlers cannot do without variety in the current scenario where every alternate game ends up being a run feast.”The yorker is not just one of the most difficult balls to bowl, the margin for error is also extremely small. Therefore, it becomes vital to use that weapon judiciously.”You must have the ability to change the length? bowl the yorker, yes, but also use the bouncer, the slower ball, the length ball,” he opined.advertisement”You dont bowl the full ball to certain batsmen, you dont bang it in to certain others. All of it is very much opposition, ground, conditions and batter-dependent. If you are off even marginally, the yorker is probably the easiest ball to hit for a four or a six. You have to weigh up risk against reward,” he said.Bond said bowlers in modern cricket should mix it up to make it difficult for the batsman to settle down.”As a bowler, you must be prepared to bowl different lengths at the death so that when you do bowl the yorker, it must come as a little bit of a surprise.”I keep telling the bowlers to not be shy of bowling a bouncer, to have a field that creates doubt. At the end of the day, it not so much about the outcome; it is important to see how the bowlers have got their wickets at the death,” he said.”What do you do when a David Warner or a Virat Kohli comes hard at you?” he signed off.
CHICAGO — Joe Girardi didn’t want to hear about the other team’s starting pitcher after the New York Yankees got shut down again.He wanted more from his offense.Chris Sale retired 18 of 19 batters over six scoreless innings in his return from an arm injury, and the Chicago White Sox beat New York 3-2 on May 22.“We’ve ran against three pretty good starting pitchers, but I know we’re capable of hitting better than this,” Girardi said.The Yankees managed just one single against Sale in this game after getting shut down while splitting the previous two against the Cubs on the North Side.They rallied late to win 4-2 in 13 innings on May 21 after Jeff Samardzija through seven shutout innings against them and did little against Jason Hammel in a 6-1 loss on May 20.Against Sale, they had an even rougher time.The left-hander set down the first 17 hitters after missing more than a month because of a flexor strain in his pitching arm, and Chicago hung on after New York’s Mark Teixeira singled in two runs against Ronald Belisario in the ninth.The White Sox couldn’t have asked for more of their ace.An All-Star the past two seasons, Sale (4-0) struck out 10 and didn’t even come close to allowing a runner until Zoilo Almonte — a .167 hitter entering the game — lined a single to center with two out in the sixth.Sale then struck out Jacoby Ellsbury and called it a night after throwing 86 pitches.“I don’t think I was ever more excited to give up a hit in my life,” he said. “(Manager Robin Ventura) said the same thing, ‘You picked a bad night to do something like that.’ It was all in fun, we were just joking around.”Sale would have been finished after six, perfect game or not. The White Sox weren’t about to stretch their best pitcher after about a five-week layoff, and he insisted he would not have lobbied to stay in even if it was still going.Zach Putnam retired the side in the seventh, and Daniel Webb worked a perfect eighth before Belisario nearly blew it in the ninth.He gave up a one-out single to pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki and walked Derek Jeter. After the runners moved up on a passed ball, Teixeira drove them in with a single up the middle. Belisario then struck out Alfonso Soriano looking at a 3-2 pitch up and in for his second save in three attempts.“I know the umpire, they have a tough job, it’s not easy being an umpire,” Soriano said. “That ball is up and in. I never said anything to the umpire, but that pitch is a ball.”He said he saw a replay and added: “It’s a bad call, but nothing you can do.”David Phelps (1-1) was a tough-luck loser for New York, allowing two runs over seven innings. He struck out eight and walked one. But one rough inning was the difference.The White Sox scored two with two out in the second on an RBI double by Alejandro De Aza and run-scoring single by Adam Eaton to go up 2-0. Chicago added to the lead in the eighth, when Gordon Beckham led off with a double high off the right-field wall against Alfredo Aceves and scored on Adam Dunn’s two-out single, and that was enough for the win.Sale had the Yankees lunging and looking at pitches on the corner and at the knees, doing everything but make solid contact. He struck out the side in the first and third innings along with the first two batters in the fourth — not bad for a guy who hadn’t pitched since April 17.In that game, Sale tossed one-hit ball over seven innings against Boston. He felt sore the next day after throwing 127 pitches and wound up going on the disabled list on April 22.“He gave them what he could, he gave them six innings and we weren’t able to score until the ninth,” Girardi said. “At that point, it just wasn’t quite enough.”(ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Duke NBA Draft PicksThe NBA has been good to Duke’s men’s basketball program. Or maybe we should say: the Blue Devils have been good to the NBA. Since Mike Krzyzewski took over the program, Duke has produced 54 NBA Draft picks. That’s really, really impressive. With the 2015 NBA Draft taking place last week, and three former Dukies getting selected, the Blue Devils have released a cool “Duke in the NBA” video, celebrating Coach K’s draft picks.
The parish of Kingston has 53 more Justices of the Peace (JPs), who were sworn in on April 30.The ceremony was held at the Leslie Ridout Hall, Kingston Bookshop Limited, in downtown Kingston, and presided over by Custos of Kingston, Hon. Steadman Fuller.In his charge to the new JPs, the Custos urged them to hold fast to the principles of integrity and honesty in carrying out their tasks, adding that their role is not only to sign documents.“We are determined to move the role of Justices of the Peace beyond that of signing documents. I firmly believe that we can assist in the transformation of the justice system that we have. For example, we play our roles as mediators in the communities in which we live and work; volunteer our service in the courts; and assist the critical area of visitation in lockups,” he said.The Custos encouraged them to be standard bearers in their communities, adding that his intention is to have JPs in Kingston making a significant contribution in the areas in which they have been trained.He informed that currently, Justices of the Peace are being trained to serve more effectively in the Lay Magistrate’s Court.“The long awaited roll out of the new curriculum for Lay Magistrates was finally approved and the specialised training that is required to serve in this area commenced recently, so we are serious about those we have pledged to serve,” the Custos said.Mr. Fuller noted that the group represented one of the largest cohort of new JPs to be sworn in, and that they were drawn from many areas of national life – business, civil service, law, education, social work, religion, media, administrators and medicine.He emphasised that the support and involvement of all citizens are needed for the dedicated Justices of the Peace to effectively fulfil the purpose for which they are being commissioned.Meanwhile, Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, said the JPs are expected to discharge very important duties, “in pursuit of the just society for which we all crave.”“You have increased responsibilities, are expected to exhibit behaviour which members of your communities can emulate and with all this, you have your everyday lives to live. It’s no small task that you have taken unto yourselves and you must recognize this,” she reminded them.Mrs. Gordon Harrison said three critical words are associated with Justices of the Peace – commitment, service and integrity.“Expectation is very high and we don’t want to be disappointed. We at the Office of the Children’s Advocate look forward to working with you,” she added.With the new members in place, there are now 700 Justices of the Peace serving the parish of Kingston.Training was carried out over three to six weeks by Judge, Sonia Bertram Linton, Q.C., in conjunction with the Justice Training Institute.By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter
zoomImage courtesy: Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Japanese shipbuilders Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding and Tsuneishi Shipbuilding have firmed up their cooperation with a business cooperation agreement signed today.The agreement builds upon the talks on tying up their businesses launched earlier this year, which have resulted in agreement on specific details of the cooperation.“The purpose of the partnership agreement is to attain continuous growth of the shipbuilding business through collaboration between the two companies in building up design and development capacity and cost competitiveness, and thereby obtaining more orders, while at the same time maintaining their respective independence in management,” a joint press statement reads.Under the agreement, the Japanese duo plans to team up on research and development, technical collaboration in design and manufacturing aimed at boosting the duo’s orderbooks by shortening design periods and increasing their product lineups as well as by exchanging technical information pertaining to design and manufacturing.The two shipbuilders also plan to cooperate on procurement activities through joint utilization of one another’s distribution channels and suppliers as well as share their manufacturing facilities in Japan and overseas so as to bolster their cost competitiveness in manufacturing.In addition, the cooperation will include personnel exchanges so as to share design, procurement and manufacturing technologies, expertise and know-how.The two companies also agreed to support each other with regard to seasonal fluctuations in workload and sudden unexpected events through the effective deployment of each another’s human and technological resources.
Kolkata: A fire audit has been conducted at 644 multi-storey buildings and places across the city and more buildings will soon be covered to check the incidents of fire, said state Fire minister Sujit Bose.While answering a question, Bose recently said in the Assembly that his department has been undertaking all preventive measures to curb incidents of fire in the state. To ensure that all the buildings adhere to the fire safety norms, particularly the high-rise ones, the Fire department has initiated the audit. Many more buildings have been identified, where fire audit would be undertaken soon, the minister said. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersFire audits have been initiated in marketplaces as well, which are vulnerable to incidents of fire. It has been found during investigation that the buildings which catch fire, lack fire safety mechanisms. It may be recalled that the city has recently witnessed a number of fire incidents in various places. The Fire minister also said that Rs 104.44 crore was spent in the last financial year for modernisation and buying new equipments. Around 11 new ladders have been procured at Rs 11 crore and Rs 35 crore was spent for buying new equipments. Many fire stations have been constructed in different places. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned here that the city’s Mayor Firhad Hakim had earlier requested Bose to complete the fire audit of the markets across the city soon, to crack the whip on those market authorities who are not following the guidelines of the fire brigade. Hakim also proposed certain rules and regulations after discussing with the fire brigade. Fire audit is necessary in marketplaces and multi-storeyed buildings because the firefighters often face problems while dousing the flames due to the hoardings and glow-signboards which remain fixed on the buildings. As a result of this, the firefighters have to pull down the hoardings to spray water. Meanwhile, Kolkata Municipal Corporation officials also held meetings with the Fire department to impose some restrictions on hawkers who put up their stalls in marketplaces.
New Delhi: P K Misra, additional principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is likely to move into former Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s Krishna Menon Marg official bungalow in Lutyens’ Delhi, sources said. In June, Misra was re-appointed as the additional principal secretary to the prime minister with cabinet rank in the Modi 2.0 government. Jaitley was allotted the 2, Krishna Menon Marg bungalow in 2014 when he became the Union finance minister. After BJP retained power, Jaitley opted out of the new government due to health reasons. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder “The 2, Krishna Menon Marg official bungalow of former finance minister Arun Jaitley has been allotted to PM’s Additional Principal Secretary P K Misra,” a source told PTI. Misra, however, has not taken its possession yet. A 1972-batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, Misra was appointed the additional principal secretary to the PM during Modi’s first term. During the second term, he was re-appointed on the same position. In June this year, Union Home Minister Amit Shah was allotted the late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 6A, Krishna Menon Marg residence. Vajpayee had moved to the Krishna Menon Marg bungalow in 2004 after his government was voted out, and stayed there with his family for nearly 14 years.
OTTAWA – The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP says bullying and harassment are serious problems within the national police force and is urging fundamental changes. Some highlights from Monday’s hard-hitting report:— Abuse of authority remains a significant problem within the RCMP and hurts not only individuals, but the integrity of investigations, the efficiency of operations and the effectiveness of the Mounties as a whole.— The force has failed to address the problem of harassment, beyond local, limited programs, with no effort by national headquarters to institutionalize reforms.— Given those failings, strong civilian oversight and government leadership are required to ensure sustained reform.— As it is currently set up, the Office for the Co-ordination of Harassment Complaints has a useful but limited role.— Complaints are often handled badly, with poorly trained decision-makers using the wrong legal tests and looking at irrelevant and prejudicial considerations, which may result in complaints being dismissed as unfounded.— Civilian experts should be recruited at senior levels of human resources and labour relations.— The governance structure within the RCMP should be modernized to bring in civilian governance and/or oversight and to enhance accountability.— The RCMP should adopt a simplified definition of harassment in its policies, following the approach adopted by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and other Canadian jurisdictions, to facilitate the investigation and resolution of valid complaints.— Policies and procedures should be revised to give divisional commanding officers the discretion to screen complaints to determine if a prima facie case of harassment has been made out, applying an appropriately broad and simplified definition of harassment.— The force should hire skilled, competent and dedicated administrative investigators (not uniformed members), who are independent of the chain of command, to conduct harassment investigations.(Source: Report into Workplace Harassment in the RCMP, Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP)
Given the size of the Indian economy and expectations of future growth, infrastructure remains a crucial area of focus for both financial and strategic investors alike. As capital flow gradually picks up in the sector over the last five years and operational assets are bought out, the obvious question is: What next in terms of infrastructure projects? The last few years have seen a significant focus from a plethora of global infrastructure investors in India, especially in the transportation and energy sectors. The primary strategy has been buying out companies or a portfolio of operational brownfield projects. Sellers of such projects have been motivated by the need to reduce their debt and in some cases carve out non-core assets. Buyers of brownfield assets have been motivated by getting access to assets that are operational, thereby giving them a foothold in the Indian market. Also Read – A special kind of bondHowever, as brownfield assets see more capital pursuing them, we see two trends emerging. Firstly, high-quality brownfield assets for sale are fewer now, given the capital inflow over the last few years. Secondly, given the increased competition, from an investor’s perspective, due to the yield compression in brownfield assets, the returns available may not be in proportion to the underlying risk. Therefore, the need for investors to move beyond brownfield assets is one that needs attention. Also Read – Insider threat managementFor India, focused investors such as pension funds and private equity funds, the requirement to look beyond brownfield infrastructure assets were in the works for a while. Mainly, extending further out on the risk curve is required to deploy more capital to work. Beyond brownfield assets, investors must now consider assets that aren’t necessarily purely greenfield but are under-construction and close to completion. The move towards under-construction projects will allow investors access to a larger pool of assets to choose from. Given the still strained balance sheets in the infrastructure sector, opportunities exist that need to be tapped. The move towards assets that aren’t operational or a portfolio of such assets is a natural progression in the market. The vital question is the valuation of such assets. Fundamentally, for distressed projects and under-construction projects, there is a potential for unlocking value by investors accessing such projects. Acquiring projects suffering from either time and cost overruns, or both for that matter, at attractive valuations is the key. The seller of such assets can unlock much-needed capital, and the users of such assets can hope to access the much-needed infrastructure sooner. In effect, investors will have to be more “hands-on” in approaching under-construction projects. The need for a more operationally intensive plan will require financial investors to team up with operator companies. Such partnerships will take a variety of forms ranging from joint ventures to the utilisation of financial vehicles that allow for partnerships between operators and capital providers. For operational industry players such as integrated energy businesses, an opportunity exists wherein they can potentially utilise their operational expertise to get an edge in the infrastructure market. The recent deal in which Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) monetised a pool of arbitration awards is a variant of this strategy, and a deal that displays how investors can unlock value through moving higher on the risk curve. In this particular case, HCC gets access to much-needed liquidity and the investors, the Blackrock-led consortium, get an opportunity to utilise their long-term capital to generate investment returns. Over the past few years, the investor interest in accessing high-quality brownfield assets to deploy capital has been a natural first step taken by both large and small players entering Indian markets. Given the constrained balance sheets of many Indian businesses especially infrastructure companies has meant that carving out and monetisation of assets to reduce debt was a natural progression in the market. However, in a multi-decade time horizon, given India’s vast infrastructure needs, a move higher on the risk curve towards under-construction projects to be able to deploy more significant amounts of capital is only natural. From an investor perspective, accessing non-brownfield projects implies dealing with three primary issues around land acquisition, construction risk, and an effective infrastructure-linked ecosystem. The immediate investment focus must shift towards projects or portfolios of projects where risk linked to the latter two must be undertaken, while land acquisition issues have primarily been resolved. The capacity of investors and the strategies adopted to deal with non-brownfield projects will lead to increased infrastructure investments and will expedite infrastructure creation. Investors and the government will have to keep a keen eye on any policy changes that might be needed as the market evolves with increasing amounts of capital looking towards incomplete and yet attractive infrastructure assets. (The author heads Development Tracks, an infrastructure advisory firm. Views expressed are strictly personal)
Parliament was adjourned this afternoon with no agreement reached on the civil members nominated to the Constitutional Council (CC).Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa announced that Parliament will meet again on June 9 after both the Government and opposition agreed to adjourn today’s sessions. Parliament convened today to decide on the three civil members nominated to the Constitutional Council. However the opposition refused to agree on the three nominees.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe then proposed that today’s special session be adjourned as more time was needed to decide on the civil members nominated to the Constitutional Council. (Colombo Gazette)
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Starbucks turned its shareholders meeting into an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show on Wednesday.The celebrity talk show host appeared on stage to announce a drink called the Oprah Chai that will be sold at Starbucks cafes starting April 29. The drink will also be available at the small chain of Teavana tea shops Starbucks recently bought.The splashy move comes as Starbucks Corp. looks to tap into tea as a new sales driver. Starbucks cafes are still enjoying strong sales growth, but the company is also facing intensifying competition as fast-food chains and others crowd the coffee market.Before welcoming his surprise guest on stage at the annual meeting, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz noted that he wanted to “ignite and transform” the tea category. Schultz has said repeatedly in recent months that he wants to make tea as popular as he helped make coffee with Starbucks.Teavana had about 300 locations when Starbucks acquired it. The stores are located mostly in shopping malls and sell packaged and loose leaf teas, rather than prepared drinks or food. But Starbucks has said it plans to open more free-standing locations. It recently opened a Teavana tea shop in New York City that looks more like a cafe and serves a variety of small dishes.The idea for the collaboration came after Winfrey shared her love of tea with Schultz at a wedding they attended last summer, the two said in an interview after the shareholders meeting. He sent chai tea to her hotel room and asked if she wanted to create her own tea for the chain.“The passion Oprah has for chai tea is not a casual preference,” Schultz said.“I’ve texted him about 100 times since we were at the wedding this summer,” Winfrey said.Starbucks said “a portion” of the proceeds from the sales of the Teavana Oprah Chai will go toward the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation to help youth educational opportunities. The company didn’t specify how much will go to charity.The drink’s price hasn’t yet been determined, but Schultz said it should be comparable to other drinks sold at Starbucks.__Follow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company, talks about Starbucks’ Teavana tea products, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Seattle. Schultz says growth in the tea market is a key part of Starbucks’ strategy for the years ahead. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) by Candice Choi, The Associated Press Posted Mar 19, 2014 2:00 pm MDT Oprah gives Starbucks’ tea push a shot of celebrity with Oprah Chai
Lizet Guzman, 20, left, and Juliet Jans, 19, both of Anaheim, Calif., pose with Star Wars figures at the second day of D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center n Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. Guzman dressed as Disgust and Jans as Joy, both from “Inside Out.” (Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register via AP) ANAHEIM, Calif. – It probably would have been easier to break into the Death Star.For the video game makers working on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” content in the forthcoming installment of the “Disney Infinity” toys-to-life franchise, getting their hands on the top-secret script involved high-security protocols rivaling the Galactic Empire.“We had to go through biometric scanning, and there were codenames for everything,” said John Vignocchi, vice-president of production at Disney Interactive Studios and emperor of the “Infinity” franchise. “It was without a doubt the most complicated thing we’ve ever worked on in the five years I’ve been here.”That’s probably not hyperbole considering the ambitious “Infinity” has featured a wide variety of characters from across Disney’s alliance of intellectual properties. Everyone from Iron Man of Marvel’s “The Avengers” to Elsa of Disney Animation’s “Frozen” has appeared as playable characters that can uncharacteristically play together.Similar to Activision’s “Skylanders” series, “Infinity” requires users to place a physical toy figure on a reader to virtually portray that character on screen, either in franchise-specific “playsets” or in the open-ended “toy box” mode, which allows users to design their own levels with an array of Disney characters, vehicles and props.The brand-busting introduction of “Infinity” in 2013 helped push Disney’s interactive division to become profitable for the first time in six years, though Disney reported in its Aug. 4 earnings call that “Infinity” sales have recently slipped. They are expected to strike back Aug. 30 when a “Star Wars”-centric third installment is unleashed.“Disney Infinity 3.0” will feature a collection of characters from across George Lucas’ sprawling sci-fi universe, such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from the original trilogy, Yoda and Anakin Skywalker from the prequels and “Clone Wars” animated series, as well as all-new recruits from filmmaker J.J. Abrams’ “The Force Awakens.”During a presentation at the fan-filled D23 Expo on Sunday, actors John Boyega and Daisy Ridley unveiled the figures of their “Force Awakens” protagonists, soldier Finn and scavenger Rey. The pair will be featured in a playset that will serve as the only way for fans to interactively experience the plot from the hugely anticipated new film.“It’s been a lot of work,” said Vignocchi earlier this week during a break from the Toy Box Summit, an annual gathering of top “Infinity” players. “It’s an honour but also a huge responsibility because we’re the only game in town with ‘Episode VII’ content on consoles. We have to deliver a video game experience that’s just as great as the film.”When “Infinity” launched in 2013, Disney dubbed it a platform — not just a game — and promised it would be a new way to give consumers interactive content based on films and TV shows, instead of typical stand-alone titles. That’s never been more apparent than in the company’s decision not to release a separate “Force Awakens” game.John Blackburn, general manager at lead “Infinity” developer Avalanche Software, said creating “Episode VII” content for “Infinity” proved challenging since the team secretly working on it had to be kept small and testing the game before “Force Awakens” footage was released meant employing codenames for characters and locations.“We don’t want to show too much because you need to first see the film,” said Blackburn. “The first time you see these characters should not be in our game. That’s just a baseline belief because we’re taking it and putting it through a different lens. The palette we had to choose from was basically of things that people had already seen.”It’s uncharted territory for “Infinity.” Unlike most well-known Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm characters, these “Force Awakens” newbies aren’t arriving with fan clubs or backstories. Heck, Finn and Rey’s last names are still a mystery. (Blackburn, however, knows them. Despite the clandestineness, he read the film script over a year ago.)“There is an awareness challenge because people aren’t as familiar with these characters, but there are other characters from the ‘Star Wars’ universe that are in the film and other playsets,” said Matt Fillbrandt, executive producer of franchise management at Lucasfilm. “There’s connective tissue that I think will pique fans’ interest.”Regardless of the rise of “Star Wars” in “Infinity,” it won’t totally choke the toy-game series.Disney Interactive announced at D23 that caveboy Spot from Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” as well as rabbit police officer Judy Hopps and popsicle-wielding fox Nick Wilde from Disney Animation’s “Zootopia” are also coming to “Infinity,” while the Marvel superheroes will receive a rock-’em-sock-’em four-player multiplayer expansion called “Battlegrounds.”“We have a plan for what’s next, and it’s not predicated on a huge franchise release,” said Blackburn. “Opportunistically, are we going to use those things? Yeah, definitely, but we’re hard at work on the next content. When you look at it as a whole, we’ve launched everything, and now it’s like we’re going into sustainment mode.”___Online:http://infinity.disney.com___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang . by Derrik J. Lang, The Associated Press Posted Aug 16, 2015 5:06 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Disney Infinity’ creators have faith in ‘Force Awakens’ edition of toy-game series
A vehicle crashed into a power pole Thursday morning near the intersection of East McLoughlin Boulevard and F Street, in Vancouver’s Arnada neighborhood.Vancouver Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said that multiple transformers were sheared at the base of the pole, and Clark Public Utilities crews responded to the scene. The crash was reported minutes after 11 a.m.A medical condition apparently caused the crash, Kapp said. The driver and sole occupant was transported to a hospital for evaluation. His name was not released.Seventeen customers were without power Thursday due to the crash, Clark Public Utilities spokeswoman Erica Erland said.
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NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are looking for a man who allegedly shoplifted more than $3,500 worth of gardening and lawn tools from a Home Depot in North Miami.Surveillance video captured the man on two occasions walking around the store, located on Biscayne Boulevard near 121st Street. Investigators said he grabbed different tools and walked out without paying.Police described the suspect as a black male who is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.If you have any information about his whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Extremely fast growth recorded in first quarter at Luxembourg AirportDuring the first quarter of 2016, the passenger growth has far exceeded the expectations of lux-Airport and is probably amongst the highest growth rates ever recorded at the airport. In January, passenger numbers rose 16.5% compared to the same month in 2015, in February this growth rose further to 21.3% and in March the growth rate reached a record of 27.5%.The total number of passengers passing through the airport in the first quarter reached almost 580,000 (+22.2%). In March alone this was almost 230,000 passengers, the first time ever that the 200,000 passenger barrier was passed as early as March.Luxair remains the largest airline, and recorded a significant growth of 10.1% in March. The fastest growth in March however came from Lufthansa with 419% thanks to their 8 daily flights equally split between Munich and Frankfurt (vs 2 daily flights last year to Munich only), followed by Easyjet at 63.9% thanks especially to their new Porto route. Also KLM and British Airways recorded impressive growth at 19.7% and 17.6% respectively.In March too, Hop! and LOT Polish Airlines completed their first full month of operation to Lyon and Warsaw, respectively launched on 22 February and 1st March. At the end of March, Luxair opened a new connection to Prague (4 weekly flights) and Luxair Tours started Almeria in Spain (1 to 2 weekly flights). The next inaugurations will take place in May with Aegean Airlines launching flights to Athens and Luxair Tours to Zadar in Croatia.March was especially busy because of the closing of Metz-Nancy Lorraine Airport. Air Algérie, JetairFly and Hop! added approximately 9,000 passengers to the March total. The runway works at Metz-Nancy Lorraine Airport will be completed on 6 April and these airlines will resume their operations gradually at the French airport. The closing of Brussels Airport since the terrorist attacks on 22 March also added a number of passengers: several passengers with flights booked at Brussels Airport are now rebooked on the same airline departing or arriving at Luxembourg Airport. This leads to a number of airlines increasing the aircraft size and on most airlines this results in fuller flights. Lux AirportSource = Lux Airport
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