IAF helicopter deployed to rescue 35 stranded in Thane

first_imgMumbai: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Sunday deployed a helicopter to rescue around 35 people who were stranded at a village in Thane district of Maharashtra following heavy rains, an official said. The people were stuck at their water-logged homes in Ju-Nandkhuri village near Khadavli in Kalyan taluka since 10 am, Thane’s resident deputy collector Shivaji Patil said. “One Mi 17 helicopter has been launched by IAF from Santacruz (in Mumbai) on request of the state government towards rescue of 35 residents of the village,” a defence official said. All efforts were being made to bring the stranded people to a safer place, Patil said. With the Bhatsa river in spate, several villages in and around Kalyan taluka were inundated, he said, adding that Ju-Nandkhuri village was the worst hit. Mumbai and its neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts have been witnessing incessant rains since the last two days.last_img read more

UN panel to examine effect of drugs crime and violence on communities

The International Narcotics Control Board (ICNB), the body monitoring worldwide drug abuse and trafficking is also set to review a number of other related issues and developments as well as the results of its most recent missions and technical visits to Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Slovakia. The experts are expected to discuss progress made and examine the problems facing the governments of those countries in implementing international drug control treaties. The Board will also consider several studies undertaken in the past year including one that looks at how penalties for drug trafficking differ in various countries, and another which focuses on the topic of harm reduction policies, its definition and interpretation with regard to existing international drug control conventions. Also on the agenda is a discussion on the results of an expert group meeting on how to harmonize defined daily doses (DDD) for narcotics used in medical treatment as currently, standards differ between international organizations and entities. While the Board members are already planning the content of their 2003 report, they will also review final preparations for the 2002 report, expected to be released to the press in Vienna on 25 February. That Annual Report, apart from giving an overview of the worldwide drug situation, examines in more detail the economic dynamics of drug abuse and trafficking.The INCB is an independent body established by the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs to monitor Governments’ compliance with the international drug control treaties. Its 13 members are elected by the UN Economic and Social Council to serve in their individual capacities for a term of five years. read more

UN atomic agency seeks to tackle shortage in new generation of nuclear

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management in Saclay, France, is meeting against a backdrop of recent trends that include falling student enrolment, the risk of losing nuclear knowledge accumulated in the past, and the need to build capacity and share knowledge. The nuclear workforce is ageing with more and more workers approaching retirement age without a corresponding influx of appropriately qualified younger personnel to replace them, the Agency noted. Fewer young people are studying nuclear science, nuclear engineering and related fields at the university level, and a growing number of universities are giving up their nuclear education programmes altogether. In recognition of these and related trends, a number of IAEA advisory committees, as well as the IAEA Board of Governors and General Conference, have called for measures to better identify the nature and scope of the problem, to understand what countries are doing to address it, and to determine what co-operative international actions might be appropriate. In 2002 the IAEA decided to systematically address the preservation and promotion of knowledge in the field of nuclear science and technology. “Whether or not nuclear power witnesses an expansion in the coming decades, it is essential that we preserve nuclear scientific and technical competence for the safe operation of existing facilities and applications,” IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei told the agency’s 47th General Conference last year. read more

Trudeau premiers aim to rebrand Canada shed image as environmental pariah

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country’s premiers launched a rebranding campaign Monday aimed at transforming Canada’s image on the world stage from environmental pariah to climate change champion.The first ministers ended their first formal meeting in nearly seven years professing a united front as they prepare for next week’s opening of a United Nations climate summit in Paris.“We’ll demonstrate that we are serious about climate change,” Trudeau said following a four-hour working dinner with provincial and territorial leaders.“This means making decisions based on science, it means reducing carbon emissions, including through carbon pricing towards a climate resilient economy. It means collaborating with our provincial and territorial partners, supporting climate change efforts in developing countries and investing in sustainable economic prosperity.”As expected, the meeting did not produce a new national target for reducing emissions or policies for achieving it. The gathering was aimed more at demonstrating a new tone in the run-up to the Paris summit.The premiers also sought — and received — Trudeau’s reassurances that the influx of 25,000 refugees from Syria would be handled with Canadians’ security top of mind.Within 90 days of the summit, Trudeau has promised to hold another first ministers conference to hammer out a national climate strategy.He’ll undoubtedly find it harder to maintain a united front as he gets into the nitty gritty of setting a national emission reduction target and mediating conflicting provincial demands over how to disperse the billions he’s promised in funding to help reduce their carbon footprint.Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who was noticeably less enthusiastic than his fellow first ministers about tackling climate change, signalled that he’ll fight to ensure the eventual plan doesn’t unduly hurt the energy industry on which his province’s economy depends.“As we are meeting, there are literally tens of thousands of Canadians who have been laid off of their jobs in (the oil and gas) sector,” Wall said.“So, as we prepare for Paris and to present a constructive and national front to the world, we need to be mindful of that fact, we need to work hard to ensure that we’re doing no further harm to an industry that’s facing great difficulty.”He added: “I don’t think those things are necessarily mutually exclusive.”Earlier Monday as they arrived for the meeting, premiers expressed optimism that the advent of new leadership in Ottawa and Alberta will allow Canada to shed its international reputation as an environmental laggard.They applauded Alberta Premier Rachel Notley for unveiling Sunday a climate strategy that includes a hard cap on greenhouse gas emissions from the oilsands, which have become a symbol of Canada’s alleged environmental neglect. Notley’s plan also includes imposition of a carbon tax and phasing out coal-fired power plants.British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said the international focus on the oilsands has obscured measures provinces have been taking to combat climate change, including B.C.’s carbon tax which she labelled the best in the world.“We have had a black eye for a long time on environmental issues and we have not deserved it,” she said.“But now we’re getting a chance to show the world really what we’ve been doing all these years and I think they’ll be a little bit surprised.”Under former prime minister Stephen Harper, Clark said Canada tended to “talk about economic growth more than the environment on the international stage.” She predicted Trudeau will do a good job in Paris of emphasizing the country’s environmental stewardship.Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Paris presents an opportunity to “rebrand” Canada.“Our country needs a serious effort in rebranding on this theme of climate change and energy,” he said.“Not only are we an important producer of oil … but we’re also the third largest producer of hydroelectricity in the world.”With Alberta’s new plan added to measures already taken to curb carbon emissions in B.C., Ontario and Quebec, Couillard added that almost 80 per cent of Canadians are now living in jurisdictions that have imposed a price on carbon.“Nobody knows that in the world,” he said. “It has to be known, it has to be said, it has to be repeated.”While Trudeau has not yet offered a national emission reduction target, his government has said it hopes to set a more ambitious target than that proposed last spring by the Harper government: a 30 per cent reduction below 2005 levels by 2030.In the meantime, Alberta’s new plan gives the Canadian delegation something concrete to trumpet at the Paris summit. At the opening of Monday’s meeting, Trudeau quickly ceded the stage to Notley, giving her a national podium from which to tout what he called Alberta’s “historic” climate plan.“I’m hopeful that these policies will help us send an important message to the world next week in Paris — Canada is back,” Alberta’s NDP premier said.“We are going to work together boldly, imaginatively and wisely to build a national economy that has room in it for a national energy industry that helps drive prosperity (and) for an effective approach to climate change that Canadians can finally put before the world proudly.” by Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 23, 2015 12:56 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 24, 2015 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trudeau, premiers aim to rebrand Canada, shed image as environmental pariah Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard the First Ministers meeting at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. 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US factory orders drop in May military spending plunges

by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Jul 5, 2016 8:13 am MDT Last Updated Jul 5, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US factory orders drop in May; military spending plunges WASHINGTON – Orders at U.S. factories dipped in May, dragged down by less demand for steel, aluminum, furniture, electrical appliances and military aircraft.The Commerce Department said Tuesday that factory orders fell 1 per cent in May, after gains in the two prior months. So far this year, orders for manufactured goods have dropped 1.9 per cent to $2.2 trillion compared to the same period in 2015.The decline suggests that U.S. manufacturers have yet to fully recover from the sting of weaker economic growth worldwide. Measures of factory activity increasingly look mixed, with some still showing the pain caused earlier this year by a stronger dollar hurting exports and lower oil prices leading to cutbacks in orders for equipment and pipelines.Demand in a category that serves as a proxy for business investment —non-military goods that exclude the volatile aircraft category_slipped 0.4 per cent in May.Orders for military aircraft, a volatile category, plummeted 35.3 per cent in May. The decline was compounded by drops in demand for military communications and navigation equipment. Demand for primary metals such as iron, steel and aluminum fell 1.8 per cent. Orders for electrical appliance and furniture also tailed off.Offsetting some of those declines was slightly greater demand for motor vehicles and machinery.This hazy outlook for manufacturing may turn even hazier in the coming months, as European nations grapple with the vote two weeks ago by British voters to exit the European Union. The decision to leave has rattled financial markets around and fueled expectations that global economic growth could further deteriorate.Not all manufacturing indicators have been negative.The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index showed activity has been rising for four straight months. The index reached 53.2 in June. Anything above 50 signals growth.But other indicators show that U.S. manufacturing continues to struggle, limiting the ability of the U.S. economy to expand faster. Until last month, the employment component of the ISM’s index had indicated that factories were shedding workers. Since January, manufacturers have let go of 53,000, according to the Labor Department.Similarly, the Federal Reserve’s measure of manufacturing output slipped 0.4 per cent in May, as auto plants’ production fell.Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods also dropped in May. The Commerce Department said last week that demand for durable goods slid 2.2 per cent last month after rising 3.3 per cent in April and 2 per cent in March. read more

Win over Cincinnati a game for the record books

OSU sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa (left) forces a fumble from Cincinnati redshirt-sophomore quarterback Gunner Kiel during a Sept. 27 game at Ohio Stadium. The fumble resulted in an OSU safety.Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorLed by a redshirt-freshman quarterback and a largely inexperienced offensive line, Ohio State put on one of the best offensive performances in school history Saturday, as it rolled to a 50-28 victory against Cincinnati.The Buckeye offense totaled 710 total yards against the Bearcats, just eight yards shy of the school record.In addition to yardage, the Buckeyes broke the school record and tied an FBS record for first downs with 45 and tied a school record for most plays run with 101.OSU coach Urban Meyer said after the game that the offensive diversity — along with improved line play — is what contributed to the record-setting night.“We’re an offensive line-driven team. And they won the game for us. And they controlled that line of scrimmage,” Meyer said. “They protected our (redshirt-freshman) quarterback. J.T. (Barrett) played well. Other than a dropped third down and a fumble, I was very pleased for the night, offensively.”The explosive and balanced attack could have easily broken the school record, had it not been for a fumble by freshman running back Curtis Samuel and a dropped third-down pass by senior wide receiver Devin Smith, both in the second quarter. Despite the drop, though, Smith scored twice on the night.Smith’s fellow senior, tight end Jeff Heuerman, who recorded three catches for 38 yards Saturday after sitting out the Kent State game because of a foot injury, said the Buckeyes could have played even better.“We did a whole lot as an offense tonight. The crazy part is we didn’t play our best,” Heuerman said after the game. “We left points and yards out there, too. We punted once, but we fumbled and kicked two field goals. Overall, it was a pretty impressive performance.”Perhaps the most impressive performer was Barrett, who totaled 409 yards of offense. His performance left him just three yards shy of the all-time school record for most individual yards in a game, a mark held by Art Schlichter, a quarterback who accumulated 412 yards against Florida State in 1981.Barrett completed 26 of his 36 pass attempts for 330 yards Saturday, and six of those completions were to sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson, whom Barrett found wide open for a 24-yard score late in the third quarter.Wilson said Barrett’s hard work in practice is starting to show during games.“He is playing very well. I always knew he had it in him because he is such a great leader,” Wilson said. “He works really hard and now, he is just perfecting his craft.”Barrett said he attributes his big night to the big guys up front.“All the credit goes to the offensive line,” he said following the game. “They got it started for us and that’s what coach Meyer always talks about is relying on them to keep the offense going.”The Buckeyes seemed to do just that as Barrett was sacked only once, and OSU rushed for 380 yards.Of the 380 yards on the ground, 182 belonged to sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott in a new career high. But Elliott also said afterward that the offensive line deserves the credit, despite his big stat line.“It all goes to the line. The line made those big holes. It is not that hard to run when you got those gaping holes,” he said.Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said following the game that it did not dawn on him how impressive Elliot was until after the clock hit zero.“I honestly didn’t realize we had run the ball so well until the end of the game,” Herman said. “The guys up front deserve a lot of that credit too. (Elliot) certainly got his pads north and south and was running through arm tackles, and it was fun to watch him run tonight.”Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said he thought his team played hard, but it couldn’t find a way to stop the Buckeye rushing game.“I’m proud of my team for fighting,” he said. “Effort was good on both sides and we played hard. We just got knocked off the ball on zone plays.”The win over the Bearcats marked Meyer’s first-ever win over Tuberville in three tries. Meyer lost twice to Tuberville when both coached in the Southeastern Conference at Florida and Auburn, respectively.The Buckeyes are set to travel to College Park, Md., to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

Man questioned in connection with John Goldfinger Palmer murder investigation

first_imgA man was questioned by detectives on Saturday over the unsolved killing of John “Goldfinger” Palmer, the renowned gangster found dead in his Essex mansion in 2015.The 50-year-old, originally from Tyneside but now living in Southern Spain, went voluntarily into a police station and is now being questioned on suspicion of murdering the Mr Palmer, Essex police said.The number of potential suspects for the killing ran into the tens of thousands, police said, due to the number of victims of Mr Palmer’s crimes.  Police at the home of notorious British criminal John ‘Goldfinger’ PalmerCredit:PA Mr Palmer was convicted of a timeshare fraud in 2001 which had 16,000 potential victims as well as being investigated by the Spanish authorities in connection with another alleged property fraud scheme. Police said this put the number of potential suspects in the tens of thousands last month, when they admitted they were “not even close” to finding his killer.Mr Palmer, who earned his nickname after being implicated in the infamous Brink’s-Mat gold bullion robbery in 1983, was shot six times in the garden of his secluded home near Brentwood.In a spectacular blunder, police initially failed to notice that he had been murdered and put his death down to natural causes, attributing the wounds to recent gall bladder surgery. It was not until six days later that Essex police confirmed Mr Palmer had in fact been murdered, probably by a professional assassin using an 8mm.32 calibre pistol fitted with a silencer.”We believe it was very much a contract style killing. The search is not just for the gunman, but the person who wanted Mr Palmer dead,” Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Jennings told an inquest in December.He added: “We are not even close in terms of finishing this inquiry.”Because of Mr Palmer’s lifestyle and previous involvement in criminality, this has been a wide ranging and extensive investigation. A lot of it is based on his lifestyle. “The Brink’s-Mat robbery in 1983 has been one of the potential lines of inquiry. He was arrested on suspicion of smelting gold, he was never convicted of that.”In 2001 he was convicted of a timeshare fraud which had 16,000 potential victims and losses in excess of £33 million. He was sentenced to eight years in prison, so that is 16,000 potential motives.”Mr Jennings said police were also investigating possible links with the Hatton Garden heist, Britain’s biggest ever burglary, of which at least £10 million in cash, jewellery and other valuables, has never been recovered. He told the inquest: “We know he (Palmer) was associated with some of the individuals convicted of that crime.”The hearing was told that Palmer had been moving around his extensive grounds on a green six-wheel garden buggy – seen clearly on CCTV security cameras at the house – and had been making use of a garden burner in one secluded part of the property when his assassin struck.Police believe the gunman lay in wait behind a six-foot wooden fence and monitored Mr Palmer’s movements through a secret spy hole that had been drilled in the fence and the murder was the work of a professional assassin.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police at the home of notorious British criminal John 'Goldfinger' Palmerlast_img read more

Recyclage des emballages conflit entre élus locaux et industriels

first_imgRecyclage des emballages : conflit entre élus locaux et industrielsFrance – Les élus locaux ont boycotté mardi 14 septembre une réunion d’Eco-Emballages, l’organisme  agréé par l’État pour gérer la contribution financière des entreprises au recyclage. Motif : l’enveloppe proposée par cet organisme ne respecte pas les promesses du Grenelle de l’environnement. La réunion d’agrément d’Eco-Emballages visant à définir sa feuille de route pour 2011-2016 a été boudée mardi par les élus locaux censés y participer. Ces derniers estiment que les 640 millions d’euros proposés par cet organisme qui associe les pouvoirs publics et les entreprises génératrices de déchets d’emballage ne sont pas à la hauteur des coûts de recyclage, qu’ils devraient pourtant assumer à 80%.À lire aussiUn geyser de Yellowstone jaillit et éjecte des déchets jetés par des touristes il y a plus de 80 ansNicolas Garnier, responsable de l’Amorce (Association des collectivités territoriales et des professionnels pour les déchets, l’énergie et les réseaux de chaleur), estime que cette participation insuffisante des entreprises risque de retomber sur les administrés : une hausse des impôts locaux permettrait en effet aux collectivités locales de financer l’amélioration du traitement des déchets (par le biais de la TGAP, taxe générale sur les activités polluantes).Les élus, représentés par l’association Amorce, refusent une telle sur-sollicitation du contribuable qui, selon eux, paierait 1,37 fois le coût du recyclage par le prix d’achat du produit, sur lequel les entreprises répercutent leur contribution au dispositif Eco-Emballages, puis via le financement de la TGAP.L’objectif fixé par le Grenelle de l’environnement était que 75% des déchets d’emballage ménagers soient recyclés d’ici à 2012.   Le 15 septembre 2010 à 12:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Capaldi Co Prepare For The End of So Many Eras on Doctor

first_img Only six sleeps left until the most anticipated event of the year: the Doctor Who Christmas special.“Twice Upon a Time” (airing Dec. 25 at 9 p.m. EST on BBC America) promises to be an emotional hour for fans of Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi.After four years and countless adventures, the Scotsman in January announced plans to leave the TARDIS after season 10—which concludes with Monday’s festive chapter.“There comes a time when it’s time. And I think it’s time,” Capaldi mused in a behind-the-scenes look at his regeneration episode. “So, that’s OK. I feel good about it.”Written by exiting showrunner Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay, the yuletide epilogue also marks the end for long-time executive producer Moffat, superfan Mark Gatiss, and my favorite Cyberman, Bill Potts.“It’s the end of so many eras, and you couldn’t help but feel that,” Gatiss said of the final installment.The mustachioed actor, writer, and producer plays The Captain, a mysterious World War I soldier, in “Twice Upon a Time.”Despite appearing in two episodes (“The Lazarus Experiment” and “The Wedding of River Song”) and penning nine scripts (including this year’s “Empress of Mars”), this is Gatiss’s first trip in the TARDIS.A very touching casting call came earlier this year from friend and frequent collaborator Moffat.“Steven took me aside and said … ‘I’m writing a part you’d be perfect for in Peter’s last story, and I want you to be there when I go,’” he reminisced. “Which is a Doctorish line in itself and made me well up.”(Me, too, Mark. Me, too.)Mark Gatiss as The Captain, with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi (via BBC)“One of the amazing things about Doctor Who is that it’s sci-fi, but it has that humanity to it,” Mackie said in a statement. “It has human relationships and interactions, with the added excitement of the monsters, the amazing sets, and the wonders of exploring all of time and space. This episode has all of that in a really big accessible adventure for all ages—plus the regeneration.”My attempts to avoid spoilers ahead of the Christmas Day showing mean I have little to share about the upcoming episode. What I (and most fans) do know is that it reunites OG companions Ben Jackson (Jared Garfield) and Polly (Lily Travers) with the First Doctor (David Bradley as William Hartnell).And probably features the reappearance of Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman).“I think the message is that if there’s life, there’s hope—just keep going,” Bradley, who steps into the late Hartnell’s shoes for a second time, said of Monday’s episode, dispensing the best moral of 2017.Seeing double as David Bradley steps back into William Hartnell’s shoes to portray the First Doctor, alongside Capaldi’s Twelfth Time Lord (via BBC)Remember to stock up on tissues—particularly those planning to watch BBC America’s exclusive Doctor Who: Farewell to Peter Capaldi. Scheduled to follow Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Thirteenth Time Lord Lady, the retrospective features archival footage from the actor’s first and last table reads, as well as new interviews with cast and crew.“Doctor Who has taken me on an amazing journey. Now that it’s coming to an end, I wish the Doctor all the very best for the future, and the past, and everything in-between,” Capaldi said. “Time I was off.”Leading up to the festivities, BBC America will air a seven-day, 24-hour Doctor Who “full takeover marathon,” highlighting the Tenth (David Tennant), Eleventh (Matt Smith), and Twelfth Doctors.*Mild spoilers*Bill is back—”but she’s not quite all she seems,” teased Mackie, who called her character’s return “a total honor,” made even more exciting “that it’s for a Christmas special.”She also hinted at a new villain—”a lady who’s made of glass”—and some old foes, “to make Christmas even more exciting.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

Police execute search warrants and get Ganja questioning man in cutlass crooks

first_img Related Items:bulgraries, ganja, police, stolen car Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidencialles, 21 Aug 2015 – From a teenager arrested for alleged drug possession, to some headway in that eight man cutlass gang which robbed a man in Five Cays, to the ‘find’ of a stolen car, the execution of search warrants where suspected marijuana was seized and the arrest of a Middle Caicos resident for causing fear and fighting, the Police hand in another whopper of a crime report. Antonio Luciano, a 19 year old, will spend three months in prison for handling stolen goods, he entered a guilty plea and on both counts got the three months which will run concurrently. Three months suspended sentence, for 41 year old Rashaun Astwood too after also pleading guilty, but of drug possession. Three search warrants executed between 5pm and 8pm yesterday by the Tactical Unit of Police netted marijuana seizures in three different areas including Five Cays and Kew Town. No one was said to be arrested. A 17 year old of Five Cays in trouble for drug possession and handling stolen goods; that teen was arrested. A Bambara man was taken in too, he is 53 and the incident involving fighting and causing fear reportedly happened in North Caicos. Police say they are questioning a 32 year old man in connection to the cutlass wielding bandits who on Tuesday night robbed a 24 year old man of money after forcing him off the road in Five Cays. There is still no trace of that red car, so if you have information, please contact police immediately. The silver Honda Civic stolen in the Blue Hills robbery on Wednesday around 4am, was yesterday found near Club 2005 in the down town area. And overnight there were two burglaries; one in Kew Town where a cell phone was stolen; the other was a bigger hit to the home owner in an undisclosed area of Provo. The lady told police the thieves got away with expensive cell phones, laptop, jewelry including a Movado watch and gold chain. Police always need help in foiling crimes, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers where you do not have to reveal your identity at 1-800-8477. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back openlast_img read more

LA Noire to ship on 3 discs for Xbox 360

first_imgLook at most games released on both Xbox 360 and PS3 simultaneously and you’ll have a hard time telling the difference. They will both look great running on a HD display. However, the cracks are starting to show in Microsoft’s decision to stick with an ageing DVD optical drive instead of selecting a higher capacity solution.This is most clear in Rockstar‘s forthcoming game L.A. Noire. The game is huge in terms of scope, and big in terms of detail. What that adds up to is a lot of data that needs to be shipped, way too much data in fact for the Xbox 360 DVD discs even with Microsoft’s gigabyte of extra space they found earlier this year.So while PS3 gamers will be placing a single L.A. Noire 25GB Blu-ray disc into their consoles, 360 gamers will be carrying home a much heavier case containing not one, not two, but three DVDs.The consequences of this are two-fold. On the one hand L.A. Noire will require two disc changes on the Xbox 360 during a full playthrough. Hopefully Team Bondi has managed to include those changes at points where it won’t seem too frustrating.Thankfully, the case-by-case gameplay should make that decision a simple one.The other consequence is that this game is going to cost Microsoft and Rockstar more to release on the format due to the extra discs required and therefore weight of each game. That may seem minor, but scale it up to millions of copies and that becomes a significant additional cost.There is no solution to this for Microsoft with the Xbox 360. It’s too late to adopt a new drive technology and the next console isn’t going to arrive for another couple of years. So this is something developers and gamers will have to get used to. More games for Microsoft’s console are going to require disc changes in order to keep up with PS3’s texture resolutions and as developers build more expansive games.via Kotakulast_img read more

Over 3 cups of coffee per day may trigger migraine

first_imgCoffee lovers, please take note. Drinking three or more servings of caffeinated beverages a day increases the risk of migraine. In a study, researchers evaluated the role of caffeinated beverages as a potential trigger of migraine. They found that, among patients who experience episodic migraine, one to two servings of caffeinated beverages were not associated with headaches on that day, but 3 or more servings of caffeinated beverages may be associated with higher odds of migraine headache occurrence on that day or the following day. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”While some potential triggers may only increase migraine risk, the role of caffeine is particularly complex, because it may trigger an attack but may also help control symptoms, caffeine’s impact depends both on dose and on frequency,” said researcher from Harvard University. During the study, 98 adults with frequent episodic migraine completed electronic diaries every morning and every evening for at least six weeks. Every day, participants reported the total servings of caffeinated coffee, tea, soda and energy drinks they consumed, as well as filled out twice daily headache reports detailing the onset, duration, intensity, and medications used for migraines since the previous diary entry. Participants also provided detailed information about other common migraine triggers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”One serving of caffeine is typically defined as eight ounces or one cup of caffeinated coffee, six ounces of tea, a 12-ounce can of soda and a 2-ounce can of an energy drink. Those servings contain 25 to 150 milligrams of caffeine, so we cannot quantify the amount of caffeine that is associated with heightened risk of migraine. However, in this self-matched analysis over only six weeks, each participant’s choice and preparation of caffeinated beverages should be fairly consistent,” Mostofsky added.last_img read more

WestJet profit hit by energy downturn and stumbles on new London flights

first_imgTags: WestJet By: Ian Bickis Source: The Canadian Press Wednesday, July 27, 2016 CALGARY — Canada’s second-largest airline saw its profit take a hit in the second quarter as it continued to feel the pinch from the energy downturn and had a rocky start to its new U.K. route.WestJet reported earnings of $36.7 million for the months of April through June, a 40 per cent drop from the $61.6 million it had in net income for the same stretch last year.The Calgary-based airline said there was continued downward pressure on its fares as a result of the severe economic downturn in the energy sector in Alberta and Saskatchewan, contributing to a decline in its operating margin to 6.5 per cent from 10.7 per cent last year.Costs were also up because of early stumbles on its new destination to London’s Gatwick airport as the company dealt with flight delays and cancellations due to issues with the used Boeing 767 aircraft it added to its fleet for the route.CEO Gregg Saretsky said on a conference call Tuesday that the problems were heightened because the aircraft were delivered 55 days late.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamBut he said the “early teething pains” are being worked out and the route has operated at a 100 per cent completion rate so far this month.“It was a blip and the blip is behind us, knock on wood,” said Saretsky.Revenue for the company edged up slightly to $949.3 million from $942.0 million last year, despite continued weakness in Alberta and Saskatchewan, as the company continued to diversify its route offerings away from the two markets.On Monday, WestJet announced its winter schedule that included more flights to tropical destinations, while in June the company added non-stop flights between Kelowna, B.C., and Winnipeg and between Hamilton and Edmonton.Those cities are the same main flight hubs of NewLeaf, the low-cost air travel company that launched its maiden flight on Monday after months of delays.WestJet executive vice-president Bob Cummings said on the call Tuesday that they aren’t threatened by NewLeaf since it’s operating so few aircraft and WestJet has competitive advantages. But he said they’re keeping an eye on it.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTSaretsky said the new entrant was entering a tough market.“Canada is a very sparsely populated country, and this space that NewLeaf is competing in is a boneyard,” said Saretsky.“Just go back and think about JetsGo and Greyhound Air and Roots Air. None of them made it. It’s a difficult space, and we’re going to continue to protect our franchise.”NewLeaf chief operating officer Dean Dacko said in an interview that the company expected a very competitive environment, but is prepared for it.“In our business model, our costs are significantly lower than WestJet’s costs, and that’s why we’re able to offer the low fares that we have,” said Dacko.“Every time that WestJet looks to compete with us and come down to our level, they’re losing money, so it’s going to show up in their results, not ours.” Share WestJet profit hit by energy downturn and stumbles on new London flights << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Vietnam accuses China of attacking its fishermen

first_imgHung said this followed incidents last week where Chinese military vessels used water cannon to try to drive away a Vietnamese fishing boat, injuring two fishermen, while another Vietnamese fishing boat was intercepted and robbed of its catch and equipment while fishing near the Paracels.“I strongly protest these Chinese actions,” Hung said by telephone from Quang Ngai province. “This is our traditional fishing grounds, it’s within Vietnamese sovereignty and our fishermen have been fishing there for generations.”The incidents come as Vietnam’s foreign minister, Pham Binh Minh, who is also the deputy prime minister, began a three-day visit to China on Wednesday to talk about bilateral cooperation, with the situation in the South China Sea expected to be high on the agenda.Vietnam claim sovereignty over the Paracels, which were occupied by China after it drove off the U.S.-backed South Vietnamese navy in 1974, one year before the end of the Vietnam War.The two communist neighbors along with the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan claim all or parts of the South China Sea.China’s massive land reclamation projects in the Spratly islands over the past two years have alarmed its neighbors and the United States. The vital role family plays in society Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019 Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese official on Wednesday accused China of attacking its fishermen in three separate incidents over the past week in the disputed South China Sea.Nguyen Thanh Hung, head of the fisheries union in Binh Chau village in central Quang Ngai province where the fishermen came from, said a Vietnamese trawler with 12 crew was intercepted by a Chinese military vessel while fishing near the Paracel islands on Sunday. He said the Chinese seized their catch and fishing equipment. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the reclamation projects on seven reefs and atolls will be completed within days and will follow up with building infrastructure for military and civilian purposes.The U.S. has said it takes no side on the sovereignty questions, but insists on the right of free navigation and urges all parties to negotiate a settlement.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Homeowners Value Perception Takes a Tumble

first_img After seizing positive numbers for seven months straight, the disparity between an appraised value and homeowners’ expectations of the said value expanded in January, according to Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI).The National HPPI found appraised values to be an average of 0.6 percent lower than the estimated number homeowners are asked to give at the start of the mortgage process.Perception, however, isn’t always reality: The Quicken Loans Home Value Index (HVI)—a measure of home value change that’s based on appraisal data—actually recorded increasing home values. Appraisal values lifted 0.46 percent nationwide from December to January. On an annual basis, those numbers look even better, with home values leaping 7.03 percent from January 2017.While it goes without saying folks probably aren’t dancing a jig over January’s decrease, that month’s National HPPI value is greatly improved compared with the same time lastyear. Back in January 2017, appraiser opinions charted 1.47 percent lower than owner expectations.Bill Banfield, Quicken Loans EVP of Capital Markets, puts it all in perspective. “The appraisal is one of the most important pieces of data in the mortgage process. Often the entire transaction hinges on the appraisal showing a number similar to what the homeowner estimated at the beginning of the process,” he said. “If the appraisal is lower, it could mean the homeowner needs to bring additional cash to close, or the loan may need to be reworked. It’s very promising to see the homeowner estimate and the appraiser opinion so close together.”In terms of home equity, every U.S. region touted annual appraisal growth, with the West continuing to be the best. The one region that lost value was the South, which posted a 0.54 percent downturn from December to January.“Low inventory of homes available for sale and a growing economy has led to steadily rising home values as indicated by the strong annual increase of the HVI index,” Banfield said. “The recent increase in interest rates could test affordability in the short run, but the desire to own a home remains on firm ground and may ultimately help normalize the inventory issues.” in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination Share Appraisers Home Equity Home Value homeowners HPPI Inventory Quicken Loans 2018-02-14 Alison Richcenter_img Homeowners’ Value Perception Takes a Tumble February 14, 2018 562 Views last_img read more

A new airline with aspirations of becoming the nat

first_imgA new airline with aspirations of becoming the national carrier of Scotland is hoping to secure investment following a pitch at The Get Funded Show next month.Nimbus Airlines, which hopes to capitalise on a gap in the market and introduce flights to central Europe, will attend the event which takes place between November 11th and 12th.Speaking to Get Funded Show director Tom Ellum, Nimbus’ founder Struan Johnson said there is “no such thing” as a Scottish airline operating scheduled flights to Europe’s primary destinations.”I also realised that there was space in the market to recreate, to a certain extent, the ethos of British Caledonian; where the passenger was the focus of the business,” he commented.Mr Johnson went on to say that Nimbus will be agile and adept in a struggling economy thanks to its focus on identifying and filling niche routes.He also highlighted the strength of Scotland’s golf, whisky and high-quality tourism markets, all of which he hoped will contribute to the success of the airline – as long as it secures funding.The Get Funded Show, which is taking place at London’s ExCel centre, will feature 25,000 travel professionals.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSkyscanner Lands VC Funding to Build World’s Leading Flight Search EngineSkyscanner has attracted a £2.5 million first round funding package from leading venture capital group Scottish Equity Partners.Skyscanner Myths Debunked: the truth behind Europe’s favourite flight search engineSkyscanner is constantly being talked about in the pressFlyglobespan launches second Egypt routeScottish budget airline Flyglobespan has started selling tickets for its new winter routes.last_img read more

EPIC a Kimpton Hotel presents a sophisticated c

first_imgEPIC, a Kimpton Hotel, presents a sophisticated, cultivated version of Miami for the international traveler. Warmth, graceful simplicity and understated elegance are brought forth by award-winning, Beverly Hills-based Cheryl Rowley Design through the adept use of texture and light throughout the space. Meanwhile, contrasting patterns and materials such as stone, glass, patinaed-metals, warm woods and refined textiles in a rich, neutral palette come together to create rhythm, movement and interest.1st Floor Lobby – The Living Room:Walking on an alternating textured limestone runway illuminated by floor lights, guests approach a 16-foot glass entry wall encased in horizontal walnut-colored wood slats. Passing through the entry doors into the lobby, guests immediately feel a sense of grandeur enhanced by the 26-foot-high ceilings. A light and airy feeling emanates from the play of natural light that filters through softly textured drapery panels adorning the full-height glass wall.Just inside the entry, low-slung custom modular seating mixes with whimsical stools and gracefully curved lounge chairs, providing a haven for guests to take in magnificent views of the city and bay. The backdrop for this seating area is a dramatic floor-to-ceiling, back-lit glass wall with vertical wood fins.As guests approach the white onyx registration desk, they pass under an oversized multi-tiered horn chandelier that is suspended over an exquisite contemporary wood table. Custom sculptural glass tear drops are displayed behind the reception desk over a rich tone-on-tone Venetian plaster. Sparkling glass rectangular pendant light fixtures in varying sizes float above the lounge area, creating a subtle rhythm.A shimmering reflective pool beginning at the glass entry wall flows through the indoor and outdoor areas, following the building’s contours and finally cascading into a water feature by the river walk – gently leading guests through the interior of the lobby and reception areas. Slightly textured antique bronze panels wrap the elevator doors and continue on the wall to become a ceiling feature that unites the opposing elevators. The rich textural limestone floor pattern from the lobby smoothly flows into the elevator cabs, where a wood-slatted, back-lit glass wall is flanked by glass paneled side walls, beneath an antique bronze ceiling, surrounded by a soft glow of light. The clean detailing echoes the design story told throughout the hotel.14th Floor (Pre-function/Meeting Rooms/Ballroom) – Creating Spaces that Inspire:On the 14th floor, guests are led to the pre-function areas through a wood portal that encompasses the foyer, over a neutral palette of patterned limestone floor reminiscent of the lobby design.Generous pre-function spaces with organic carpet patterns lead to the business center, meeting rooms, boardroom, and the ballroom with each entry featuring the wood portal treatment introduced in the lobby. Colorful art set on a series of back-lit wood panels brings life to the corridors. Spectacular views of the city, seen through 12-foot-high sheer drapery panels, become the focal point, as guests meander to the ballroom and adjacent meeting rooms.The grand ballroom is embellished with a sea of illuminated glass spheres suspended throughout. Walls are a continuous rhythm of pearlized textured coverings and wood wainscot punctuated by recessed vertical light coves. Wood clad columns frame the urban vistas seen through the 12-foot-high windows.16th Floor (Restaurant/Pool Deck) – An Inviting, Fantastic Urban Delight:When guests step out of the elevator into the pool deck lobby, they are greeted by two nine-foot-tall plant columns that seem to hold up the weathered Teak wood canopy. Following the natural light, guests encounter a tall water feature in textured white polished river-rock stone as well as the pool deck with stunning city and ocean views as the backdrop.Through the corridor, past a stark bamboo stalk installation and a pivoting glass door, is the restaurant, featuring a display kitchen and a stone clad bar. A combination of pale Teak wood and light-colored stones is simple and sophisticated.Fantastic iron spherical chandeliers alternate between wood ceiling beams that wrap around the floor and become columns at opposite walls. Vertical lit coves project from a line of banquettes, elegantly upholstered in sand colored leather. Throughout the space are uninterrupted views of the bay and the brilliant sparkle of natural light through the windows that separate the exterior dining area. Outside, among sporadically placed planters with lush vegetation, are various groupings of dining and lounging vignettes next to a small satellite exterior bar.At the pool deck, surrounding the two glass mosaic infinity pools, contemporary metal daybeds invite guests to lounge in style; ample chaises, ottomans and benches comfortably seat small and large groups. Light blue cushions juxtaposed against bronze brown woven resin seating areas create splashes of color. Ten lofty cabanas wrapped in gauzy fabric provide privacy and comfort for those seeking an escape from the sun. After dark, the lights of the city below and moon above the bay create a truly spectacular gathering place – an oasis amidst the urban skyline.Guestrooms & Suites – Chic, Indulgent and Relaxing:Upon entering their room, guests float over a plush carpet of broken geometric cream lines weaving through a silky brown background. Linen-like neutral wall-coverings hug the hallway walls, while two cream sliding lacquered barn doors lead to the closet and upscale spa bathroom. Goldenrod lacquer accessories are juxtaposed over the cream marble vanity fitted with two Dornbracht sinks with Zuchetti fixtures. A delicate, wheat-colored roman shade drapes over an opening between the room and the tub, while a lacquered barn door segregates the dual-flush Toto™ toilet.The rich neutral guestroom palette is energized by subtle splashes of amber found in the artwork and the accent pillow on the bed. The superior “Kimpton” bed is swathed in the crisp comfort of imported white bedding. The bed is anchored by a stunning headboard fully upholstered in natural woven abaca.Guests can unwind in a smartly upholstered lounge chair with a tall curving back and accompanying ottoman. Antique bronze, glass and linen lamps decorate the space and provide an air of sophistication. An imposing walnut wall unit houses the mini-bar and provides ample work space with conveniently located data ports and power outlets in consideration of business traveler needs. A 37-inch flat screen television hovers over the unit’s wall panels. Through the sliding glass doors, framed by the elegantly textured flax-colored drapery, guests step onto the balcony, providing a private place to dine and lounge while enjoying stunning Miami views.www.epichotel.com/last_img read more

Police arrest suspect in double murder case Update 4

first_imgPolice on Wednesday arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the double murder of a teacher and his wife in Nicosia last week.The arrest was announced on Twitter at 7.48pm.Spokesman Andreas Angelides said later that the man was from Nicosia and he was being interviewed.Police did not provide any more details about the man’s identity but it emerged that he is a Greek Cypriot known to authorities in connection with burglary and drugs cases.Police have evidence that puts the suspect near the scene of the crime on Zalongos Street in Strovolos.Earlier, police said they had reinforced the investigating team with more officers and results should be expected soon.Police now have a picture of the case, suspects and motives, deputy chief Kypros Michaelides told reporters.According to Michaelides, there are now 12 to 15 police investigators on the case.He said there was no such thing as a perfect crime and he was optimistic the case would be resolved.The case had been further complicated by the lack of obvious evidence and that the murder weapon has not been found, he said.Reports circulating on Wednesday that an item of clothing with blood on it had been found were not confirmed by Michaelides who said he could not comment.“You realise these are important issues, evidence, for which we can make no reference to,” he said.Last Thursday, English School maths teacher Giorgos Hadjigeorgiou, 60, and his 59-year-old wife, Dina Sergiou, who worked for the central bank, were brutally murdered in their home.Hadjigeorgiou was stabbed between 25 to 30 times and his wife, 10 times. They both had one defensive wound each on their right arms, a post-mortem revealed.The couple’s 15-year-old adopted son, the sole witness to the crime, had claimed two hooded perpetrators had forced entry into the house and told him they would not harm him. The boy managed to flee, running to a neighbouring house.Police said last week they found no sign of forced entry or robbery.The legal service and police decided earlier this week that the 15-year-old would be questioned but at a later time, which has not been specified.Michaelides said the force would be in touch with “specialists from abroad as well as health ministry representatives, pathologists, psychologists, child psychologists and forensic psychologists, with the aim to fully resolve the case”.“We are doing well, the course of interviews is very good and we believe we will soon have good results.”Commenting on the fact that a lot of time has elapsed, Michaelides said the first few hours were crucial “but things are already beginning to be on the right path but we are optimistic this case will be solved.”Speaking on the sidelines of counter-terrorism exercise in Limassol, he called on the public not to criticise the police force, which he said knew what it was doing but was limited with how much they could say publicly.Earlier in the day, deputy police spokesman Stelios Stylianou remained tight-lipped as to whether phone data and bank accounts were being looked into, saying more would be announced if it was deemed necessary.The deputy spokesman also defended the decision to brief Attorney-General Costas Clerides on the progress of the case during a meeting at the legal service earlier this week.Speaking to Cybc he said it made sense to seek their opinion on some cases when it is deemed necessary.Nonetheless, former deputy police chief Sotiris Charalambous said during a live Cybc radio broadcast it was unacceptable that the AG was involved with the procedure.Police should not seek guidance from the AG who is not an investigator, he maintained, blaming police for looking to him for direction.Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou, asked to comment on the case, said the less it was talked about the better it would be.    You May LikeThe-best-life.xyzTop 7 Greatest Natural Wonders On EarthThe-best-life.xyzUndoTriviaBoss.comCan You Match These 50s Characters To Their TV Show? – Trivia BossTriviaBoss.comUndoCLUESITEMS7 Practical Beginner Yoga Poses for Couples – CLUESITEMSCLUESITEMSUndo Clear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoAt least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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percent of the top 500 shares were positive 46 percent were negative and 14 percent were neutral Google+ was only slightly more upbeat with 45 percent positive stories 38 percent negative stories and 17 percent neutral On Facebook negative stories were much more successful making up 47 percent of the top 500 most-shared with 36 percent positive and 17 percent neutral Correct for the relatively uplifting effects of Buzzfeed Upworthy and ViralNova and you have an even darker mood: Only 30 percent of the most-shared stories are positive and 57 percent are negative Does this mean that LinkedIn users are happy-go-lucky souls and Facebook users are incorrigible curmudgeons Not necessarily the study’s authors warn “The emotional landscape of each network may be more a reflection of the publishers who are succeeding best at sharing on a particular platform” they note Still it seems likely that matching the emotional mood of your content to the prevailing mood of shares on each platform may help you get more attention and more page views 2 Surprise and mystery always appeal Wondering just what sorts of stories or posts will appeal most to readers Analyzing the pieces’ headlines only the researchers discovered what many readers already know: Pieces that make you go “huh” as in “I didn’t know that” or “huh” as in “I want to know more” are always the most popular “Headlines that incorporated surprise and built on the reader’s feelings of curiosity dominated the Top 10 regardless of topic or content format” the study’s authors report But if you’re tempted to write clickbait headlines whose stories don’t deliver the goods–don’t Keep in mind that we’re looking for shares here and not just fooling people into clicking a headline and then regretting it You’ll get nowhere unless readers find your content compelling enough to read through and pass on to their friends 3 No surprise–Facebook dominates shares Well of course it does With 13 billion active users there are so many more people on Facebook than any other social platform that it can’t help but have many more shares than the others Still although Facebook has about 62 percent of the total users of the five social media platforms it gets about 82 percent of the shares indicating that users are either more engaged with Facebook likelier to share content there or both On the other hand Twitter appears to be punching above its weight Though the Pew Research Institute recently named it the smallest of the major social networks Twitter saw four times as many shares as similarly sized LinkedIn 4 It’s tough to get huge amounts of attention Even among top publishers getting a lot of attention for content can be tough slogging Ninety-three percent of the publishers in the study averaged fewer than 5000 shares per article and only two BuzzFeed and ViralNova averaged more than 25000 each But those two had impressive share rankings with more than 60000 shares on average per article Why Probably because they put a lot of thought into the science of garnering shares This analysis of Buzzfeed and Upworthy by study author Kelsey Libert provides some clues as to what they’re doing right 5 You can stop feeling guilty If you’re like most people (including me) you’re in a constant state of guilt over the many social media platforms you’re ignoring I for instance have a Pinterest account that I never use even though I’ve written about Pinterest I’ve been feeling bad about this but it turns out there’s no need Even for large publishers it’s tough to get significant traction on more than one platform at once Though the study’s authors set out to name the five best publishers at getting shared on multiple social media platforms at once there weren’t enough to fill up the roster My interpretation: It’s fine to limit your attention to one or two platforms Contact us at editors@timecomLondon: Manchester City will end the season disappointed if they fail to win the Champions League for the first time according to former England captain Alan Shearer Manchester City are top of the Premier League charts Reuters Pep Guardiola’s side bagged the League Cup on Sunday with a 3-0 thumping of Arsenal and will go 16 points clear in the Premier League with 10 games left if they beat them again in Thursday’s re-arranged league clash Barring a monumental collapse City will win at least two trophies this season but Shearer believes European bragging rights are what the club’s Abu Dhabi owners crave most “No matter how many domestic trophies City win this season they would probably be disappointed if they failed to win the Champions League too” pundit Shearer told the BBC’s website “They want to win everything but they want the Champions League most of all It is the trophy that has eluded them in the 10 years since Sheikh Mansour bought the club in 2008 and ultimately winning it is what Guardiola was hired for” City won 4-0 away to Basel in the first leg of their last-16 clash making the Etihad return a formality “They have only got past the last-16 once before when they reached the semi-finals in 2016 but they are as good as in the quarter-finals this time” he said ”Again it has been a case of so far so good – but we will not truly know how good this City side is until they meet a team like Barcelona Bayern Munich or whoever comes through the Real Madrid versus Paris St-Germain tie “Those big hitters will offer the real test” City need a maximum of six more Premier League wins to secure the title and emulate the team of Manuel Pellegrini who won the League Cup and Premier League double for the club in 2014 But Shearer believes Guardiola’s side can go to another level and possibly win the treble ”They would turn an excellent season into an unbelievable one if they were to win the Champions League as well“ Shearer said ”Only two English teams have ever done a Treble combining the European Cup or Champions League the league title and a domestic cup in a single season – Liverpool in 1984 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