6 killed 52 injured in headon collision of two buses in Sri

first_imgColombo: At least six persons, including three women, were killed and 52 others injured on Sunday when two buses collided head-on in Sri Lanka, police said. A Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus travelling towards Colombo from Elpitiya collided with a private bus travelling towards Galle around 5.15 am on Sunday, police Media spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara was quoted as saying by the Colombo Gazette. Three men and three women have been killed in the accident and 52 passengers were injured, he said. The injured have been admitted to the Nagoda General Hospital in Kalutara. Among the injured are 43 men, 8 women and a child, Gunasekara said.last_img

Chinese tourist 54 declared dead after bus crash in eastern Ontario

first_imgPRESCOTT, Ont. – A Chinese tourist, who was among 24 people injured when a bus drove off the highway in eastern Ontario on Monday, has died, provincial police said.The 54-year-old man was pronounced dead in hospital, officers said Tuesday morning. Four other passengers are still in critical, life-threatening condition in hospital.The tour bus carrying 37 people — the driver, a guide and 35 Chinese tourists — was between the communities of Brockville and Prescott when it went off Highway 401 and hit a rock formation by the side of the road.OPP are still investigating what led to the crash, Const. Suzanne Runciman said.“It’s going to take some time to investigate,” Runciman added. “There’s lots of witnesses to talk to and … there’s mechanical things they need to took into so it’s going to take some time before we can tell you the cause.”Officials from the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, about 100 km north of the crash site, have visited injured passengers in hospital and have been in touch with their families, spokesperson Yang Yundong said in a written statement.Chinese diplomats in Canada have “made clear that the travel agency involved should shoulder its responsibility and properly take care of such matters as medical treatment and compensation for the Chinese tourists,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a press conference Tuesday, a transcript of which was posted to the embassy’s website.“The Foreign Ministry and our diplomatic missions in Canada will continue to follow the development of the accident and work with relevant departments to make proper followup arrangements,” Chunying added.A manager at the Massachusetts-based Union Tour Express company said Monday he was aware one of their buses was involved in the collision but could not provide any further information about the incident.Ontario Provincial Police will not release the name of the deceased passenger until his family has been notified, though the man’s loved ones can also request not to have his identity made public, Runciman said.last_img read more

Will the Liberals even win a seat in Alberta this time

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, Alberta’s disdain for Trudeaus runs pretty deep. In part two of our Lay of the Land series, we visit the Tory stronghold and examine the electoral landscape. The province wasn’t a total loss for Trudeau and his Liberals in 2015, but they could easily be completely shut out here this fall.What’s at the root of Alberta’s anger at the federal government? How much of that is their fault? And if Andrew Scheer can’t knock off a few Liberals in the suburbs this time, what does that say about the national vote?GUEST: Jason Markusoff, Alberta correspondent for Maclean’sYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img

Morneau vows oilpatch support through Trans Mountain as protesters chant outside

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Hundreds of protesters chanting “Build that pipe now” jammed a downtown Calgary street for the second time in five days on Tuesday, this time to mark a speech by federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau.Organizer James Robson with the Canada Action Coalition says his group, which picketed a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last Thursday, plans to show up every time a federal cabinet minister does because it’s important Canadians see the “pain” caused by low oil prices blamed on insufficient pipeline access to markets.Inside, during a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Morneau said Ottawa has shown its support of western Canadian energy workers by buying the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion and continuing to try to get its expansion project built after a court overturned its regulatory approval in August. He conceded that the “industry is under threat” and said he is sympathetic to the “extreme anxiety” Albertans are feeling but added policies unveiled in his fiscal update last week will help encourage investment in the country.He dodged questions about whether the federal government will contribute to an Alberta plan to buy railcars to transport oil to market, noting he is willing to listen to short-term solutions but repeating that the Trans Mountain expansion is the best long-term answer.Robson said his organization wants the government to rethink its Bill C-69 to revamp the National Energy Board and Bill C-48 to ban oil tankers on the northern coast of British Columbia, noting both make building pipelines more difficult.last_img read more

Scooter Gennett Is Somehow Not The Most Random Player To Hit Four

1936Chuck KleinPhilliesOF5333.252147+328.4 Includes career stats through the end of the season (or, for 2017, through June 6) in which the player hit 4 home runs in a game.Source: FanGraphs YEARPLAYERTEAMPOSPAISOWRC+BATTING RUNS 1948Pat SeereyWhite SoxOF2087.188108+20.4 1976Mike SchmidtPhillies3B2548.248139+113.5 1986Bob HornerBraves1B3966.229128+123.9 1954Joe AdcockBraves1B2426.166106+18.2 Before this week, Ryan “Scooter” Gennett was best known for being the first MLB player nicknamed after a “Muppet Babies” character. But that all changed Tuesday night, when the Cincinnati second baseman became just the 17th player in MLB history (and the 15th of the modern era) to crush four home runs in a game. If you were to draw up a list of players most likely to hit four homers last night, Gennett would have been near the bottom — probably somewhere between Cameron Rupp and Cory Spangenberg.Before his huge game, Gennett’s career was pretty nondescript. The second baseman had 38 career home runs to his name, and his lifetime weighted runs created plus (wRC+ estimates how many runs a player generates per plate appearance compared with the league average) is still just 99, slightly below league average.1wRC+ is scaled so that 100 is average each season. There was little to suggest he was about to become the first player in MLB history to record 5 hits, 4 HR and 10 RBI in a game, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.Remarkably, Scooter is not the first lightweight to slug four homers in a game. Although the four-homer club contains such all-time greats as Willie Mays and Lou Gehrig, it also includes the likes of Mark Whiten and Pat Seerey. So where does Scooter rank among the club’s most unexpected members? Here are some pertinent career stats for each player through the end of the season that contained their big game: 1959Rocky ColavitoIndiansRF2175.262143+111.1 1950Gil HodgesDodgers1B1944.172106+15.7 2017Scooter GennettReds2B1759.15099-1.5 1993Mark WhitenCardinalsRF1756.13996-8.9 2002Mike CameronMarinersCF3497.185105+20.6 2012Josh HamiltonRangersCF3151.246135+132.0 1932Lou GehrigYankees1B5470.297176+568.4 2003Carlos DelgadoBlue Jays1B5467.275140+283.7 2002Shawn GreenDodgersRF4866.236124+154.3 Scooter joins (mostly) elite company CAREER STATS THROUGH SEASON 1961Willie MaysGiantsCF5957.269155+407.9 By practically all measures, Whiten, the former St. Louis Cardinal, had the most unimpressive track record of any player at the time of his four-homer game. But Gennett isn’t too far off — he has the second-fewest batting runs above average, the second-lowest isolated power and second-worst wRC+. By contrast, most of the four-HR club’s members were either superstars squarely in their primes (Gehrig, Mays), up-and-comers who already had great rate stats (Mike Schmidt, Rocky Colavito) or at least solid veterans (Carlos Delgado, Chuck Klein).Gennett is the baseball equivalent of Devin Booker scoring 70 points in an NBA game, or Nick Foles tossing seven touchdown passes in the NFL. Part of why we watch sports is that in any given game there’s the chance that a mediocre middle infielder might explode for one of the best offensive performances ever.And in a 2017 season that’s tracking for the most home runs ever, perhaps more of these types of games are to come. read more

LETTER CPL star players could provide much needed boost to West

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKieron Pollard named West Indies ODI, T20I captainSeptember 9, 2019In “latest news”Sammy claims to be dropped as captainAugust 6, 2016In “latest news”Sammy’s blessing allowed me to ease into captaincy – BrathwaiteAugust 23, 2016In “latest news” Dear Editor,While fans around the world were thrilled to the high heavens by the Windies victory against England in the second test match of the current tour, I join in the chorus that one tree does not make a forest. Our boys in maroon have flattered to deceive before…many times.And while the words of Captain Holder are what he is expected to say, especially given the penchant of the cricketing administrators to never tolerate independent thought and any language that can be deemed critical.Thus, as long as Holder indulges in board speak a la WICBC he is safe, even though, like Darren Sammy before him, Holder’s selection as captain continually comes under scrutiny. However, at the minimum, Sammy was a better tactician, a far better leader of people and quite fair in his captaincy.Holder on the other hand, keeps making fundamental captaincy mistakes, indulges in field placements that befuddles and uses his bowlers in ways that are enigmatic. Particularly so was his handling of strike spinner, Devendra Bishoo whose deployment, or rather lack thereof, was criticised by all and sundry.It is felt that appropriate use of Bishoo in the first test may have made a difference in the outcome of the game, while use of Bishoo in the third test clearly indicated that he was set up for scapegoat status in a losing cause.Many also argue that Holder chose Chase over Bishoo so as to provide scope for Chase to boost his bowling credentials in order to secure his place in the team as an all-rounder.And a few wondered whether race may have been a factor, especially given that Bishoo was the only Indian in the team.Some fans have made the point that players should not be chosen on the basis of the Captain’s comfort level with them. But the reality seems to be that this current team, referred to by many as a Barbados team with a couple of guest players, is being so categorised. And while Shai Hope has given hope indeed, his brother Kylie continues to fail miserably as does Dowrich, while Chase, once considered a rising star seems to be at sea.With respect to boosting the current team, Darren Bravo must be brought back immediately. And many argue that captaincy should go to Bravo or Brathwaite, while Holder should be allowed to merit his place like everyone else, especially since that position can be filled by a third pacer, most likely Taylor, with Beaton and a few others chafing at the bits. Ramdin should be brought back since he is still the best keeper/batsman around and at 29 still young even by cricketing standards, while a couple of the other youngsters develop, among them Nicholas Pooran.And Gayle also should be given a run, while Powell is provided with the help he needs, as he’s still a good talent. Blackwood also needs some work so that his approach to batting does not remain one-dimensional, as he too is a good talent. As well, Kyle Hope must be dropped and among considered replacements should be Assad Fudadin.Finally the board must decide on the role of Bishoo since playing him without appropriately and fully utilising him is a waste of time. Waiting in the wings are Permaul, Shillingford and one or two others.Finally, some of India’s current test players came through the ranks of the IPL. The West Indies selectors ought to take note of this and some of the CPL’s consistent players ought to, at least, be given a chance.Sincerely,Annan Boodram read more

One in Four calls for more treatment in the community for sex

first_imgA CHARITY DEDICATED to helping those harmed by sexual abuse has said that sex offender treatment is central to child protection.Launching its annual report for 2011, One in Four said providing treatment for those who sexually harm children is essential if the cycle of abuse is to be broken.“Research consistently shows that effective treatment programmes reduce the risk of reoffending yet most sex offenders in Ireland do not have access to treatment,” said executive director Maeve Lewis.“We also know that many sex offenders will continue to abuse throughout their lives until they are caught. While good programmes are available in prison, fewer than five per cent of sex offenders will ever be convicted of their crimes. There is a huge need for treatment in the community.”Last year, One in Four provided treatment to 28 sex offenders, most of whom had abused children in their own families.Throughout 2011, 933 people and 39 families received counselling or assistance through One in Four’s advocacy programmes. While some have been sexually abused within the Catholic church, the majority have been harmed in their own families or communities.“Sadly, the criminal justice systems continue to fail them,” said Lewis. “In the tiny minority of cases that make it to a criminal trial – just 20 One in Four clients last year – victims consistently describe the process as humiliating, abusive and traumatic.“One in four Irish people experience sexual violence. It is simply not acceptable that so many of them are denied a legal remedy simply because an archaic criminal justice system cannot address the complexities of sexual crime.”During the launch, Lewis also called for a Yes vote in the upcoming Children’s Rights Referendum.Column: If clerical abuse was a car crash, we’d still be looking for the victims>last_img read more

Athens feels the squeeze as Airbnb spreads

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A scheme operated by the Greek government that awards residency visas to non-EU citizens – if they stump up €250,000 (AUD 396,000) as a property investment is transforming the housing market in Athens – and not in a good way for Athenians.Echoing the massive expansion of Airbnb in cities like Barcelona, apartments are increasingly being bought and converted into Airbnb properties, giving locals little or no chance to buy, or rent long-term.In recent years, Athens’ property market – decimated during the crisis – has been on the rise, with house prices increasing by 3.7 per cent in 2018. With the effects of austerity still stalking the streets of the Greek capital, those best placed to invest in property are often foreigners looking to commercialise their investments rather than live in them.A major part of the problem is the impact on the property market of the so called ‘golden visas’ scheme operated by the Greek government which allows non-EU citizens to buy residency permits if they invest in Greek property.Aimed at increasing investment from overseas, critics say the scheme has few checks and balances, and native Greeks are losing out.Lefteris Potamianos, president of the Athens Real Estate Association, told Neos Kosmos that the situation created by golden visa holders turning properties into short-term tourist accommodation is impossible to control.“It affects local people and students in particular, people who are not able to find rental properties, since a large percentage of the apartments have been sold in order to be converted into AirBnb properties.”Potamianos says unscrupulous landlords have even resorted to terminating long-term agreements with tenants in order to clear the way for Airbnb customers.“As of now, there is no governmental directive to regulate this new trend. A committee has been appointed to set the basic layout, in order for the whole situation to be ruled and contained to lawful boundaries…drastic measures are required for the situation to be settled.”Foreign buyers purchase properties specifically to acquire the ‘golden visa’ and then have the added benefit of gaining income through Airbnb.While Greece lags behind in managing its golden visa scheme, Cyprus has taken a lead, with its government ruling that all applicants must have a Schengen visa and undergo thorough background checks before applying.The Cyprus government has vowed to ensure that a proportion of the funds obtained through naturalisation of foreign investors will be used to create affordable homes for Cypriots.Perth-born Nick Geronimos, founder of Athens Backpackers and Studios in Koukaki set up his Athens business after moving to Greece in 2004. He has long warned of the impact of Airbnb on the housing market and licenced tourist accommodation operators.“It is now near impossible to rent in central Athens”, Geronimos told Neos Kosmos.“Most apartments are now advertised as short-term tourist accommodation, and many tenants have been forced from their rentals at the end of their lease, with landlords refusing to renew so they can convert to AirBnB.”“The knock-on affect is that rents have skyrocketed. Long-term tenants can no longer afford to be in central Athens.”While many EU countries including have golden visa schemes, Greece appears to have the easiest financial terms for applicants, with investors being awarded a five-year residency visa if they purchase a property to the value of €250,000 or more.Enterprise Greece – the Greek government’s the investment and trade arm – reportedly awarded 9,756 residence permits to foreign investors in 2018 (up to the end of November). This is up from 6,205 in 2017, and 3,695 in 2016. Chinese, Russian and Turkish have been the most common nationalities awarded visas.More than half of Greece’s properties leased short-term on platforms such as Airbnb are run by management companies, the majority of which are in Athens, according to a recent report detailing Greek property trends in 2018.The market for property management services, (check-in, cleaning, check-out, marketing and promotion) has boomed in recent years, driven by the constantly expanding ‘home-sharing’ trend in Greece.Additional sources: BBC/GTPlast_img read more

Police Dog Gets Stuck With Over 200 Porcupine Quills

first_imgStay on target A K-9 police dog in Oregon got into a prickly situation while tracking a wanted man when it encountered a porcupine and got stuck with more than 200 quills.According to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy recognized a 29-year-old man as someone with “several felony warrants.” The man ran from the deputy on foot, and K-9 dog Odin responded to the scene to track and apprehend the suspect.And that’s when a porcupine got involved.“During a very long active track, Odin encountered a porcupine in the path and was struck with over 200 quills. Several of the quills went inside Odin’s mouth and two near his left eye,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.Press Release: Warrant Service, K9 Track and Injury pic.twitter.com/xZbQiYujID— Coos County SO (@Coos_County_SO) April 22, 2019The chase was immediately suspended and Odin was rushed to the veterinarian at Hansen-Meekins Animal Hospital in Coos Bay, where he was sedated and treated for over two hours, officials said.Odin is doing well and recovering at home, according to officials.Odin is now doing well and recovering after getting stuck with more than 200 porcupine quills, according to officials. (Photo Credit: Coos County Sheriff’s Office)“The Sheriff’s Office would like to offer thanks to the staff at Hansen-Meekins for their dedication and professional care, as well as to the public for the outpouring of support for K9 Odin,” the sheriff’s office said.“Odin is doing very well, and is recovering at home,” said Capt. Gabriel Fabrizio. “He will have a follow-up check in one week to ensure there are no issues with his left eye, which was barely missed by some quills, but appears OK at this time.”More on Geek.com:Puppy Rescued From California Canyon Turns Out to Be… Not a Puppy These ‘Seagull Patrol’ Dogs Help Protect Diners’ FoodMusher Drops Out of Iditarod Race After Dogs Decide to Quit on Him Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more

300 Villages Moose Creek

first_imgThis week, we’re heading to Moose Creek, a village of about 600 people in central Alaska. Jeff Jacobson is the chief of staff for the Fairbanks North Star Borough.Download Audiolast_img

National Geographic Photographer Reflects On Three Decades Of Work

first_imgNational Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths will be speaking tonight in Anchorage about her more than three decades of work capturing the lives and cultures of people across the planet. Griffiths has worked in more than 150 countries. She raised her children on the road and says they loved the Middle East where they rode camels, milked goats and were warmly welcomed by people who prioritized family.Griffiths first came to Alaska in the 90s to photograph grizzly bears in the Brooks Range with biologists from Barrow. Ten years ago she returned to shoot in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. She says of all the places she’s worked, Alaska tops her list.Download Audiolast_img

Andhra Pradesh Assembly to continue till the month end

first_imgAmaravati: The Assembly budget session will continue till the end of the month, decided the Business Advisory Committee in its meeting today, chaired by speaker T Sitaram. There will be 14 working days in this session. The budget session will commence with the address by governor ESL Narasimhan on July 11.last_img

12 Israeli tourists held in Cyprus over alleged gangrape of UK

first_imgNicosia: Twelve Israeli tourists were remanded in custody in Cyprus on Thursday over the alleged gangrape of a British teenager at her hotel in the popular resort of Ayia Napa. The suspects appeared before a district court in Paralimni where the judge agreed to a police request to detain them for eight days pending investigations into possible charges of rape and conspiracy to rape. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The Israelis – who entered the court premises with their faces covered — have not been charged. The court hearing was conducted behind closed doors as one of the suspects is a minor aged under 18. Relatives of the suspects also attended. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday after a 19-year-old British tourist alleged that she was raped at a hotel in the party resort where she and the Israelis were staying. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us “The Israeli consul in Nicosia, Yossi Wurmbrand, is following developments and is in contact with the detainees. Their families have been updated,” Israel’s foreign ministry said in a statement. Ayia Napa is a magnet for younger tourists attracted by its party reputation and white sand beaches. Britain is the island’s biggest tourist market with around 1.3 million of its citizens travelling to Cyprus every year while nearby Israel is also becoming a key source of visitors.last_img read more

Ambedkar Hall to come up in Devaiah Basti

first_imgBorabanda: Construction of Ambedkar Community Hall in weaker sections colony, Devaiah Basti, in Borabanda, started on Tuesday. BJP spokesperson Ravula Sridar paid a visit and reviewed the construction plan. Speaking on the occasion, Sridar said “BJP always strives for the development of the Hyderabad and credit should be given to Bandaru Dattatreya for sanctioning the budget during his tenure as Member of Parliament. He also sanctioned the budget for the construction of compound walls and wedding halls in the area.” Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us He appealed to the voters to remember the services rendered by BJP leaders over the years and promised them that he shall always serve them sincerely as BJP member. First floor construction on the Ambedkar community hall has begun under the supervision of the BJP spokesman. Several BJP leaders, followers and others were present on the occasion.last_img read more

Rain to continue throughout the day

first_imgRain to continue throughout the day. Photo: Prothom AloRain across the country will continue throughout the day on Sunday, according to the meteorological department.Mizanur Rahman, a meteorologist at the Met office said the low depression formed over the Bay of Bengal moved to the coast and was turned into a light depression at 9:00pm on Saturday.It will cause rain throughout the day today, the Met official added.According to the Met office, the maritime ports and the Cox’s Bazar coastal areas are asked to hoist signal number-3.Yesterday it rained moderately across the whole country. About 600 tourists are stranded due to rain at St. Martin’s island while 350 people of St. Martins are stranded at Teknaf as water transport was unavailable. Tourists at Kuakata and Mongla faced the same fate.The highest rainfall was recorded 62mm at Chandpur from since 6 am Saturday till 6 am today while it was recorded 15 mm at Dhaka.The maritime ports along with the bay of Cox’s Bazar have been asked to hoist cautionary signal no. 3.last_img read more

Senate Committee Says Time Is Up For Studies Calls For Action In

first_img Share Davis LandThe Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs hosts the first senate hearing on Harvey.The Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs says time is up for groups studying flood control near the Gulf Coast. The committee held a hearing Monday morning where state senators asked local, state, and federal officials how the were responding to Harvey and how the state may help prevent similar flooding in the future.The committee’s primary focus was on finding and clearing obstacles in getting flood control projects completed. Chair of the committee and state senator Charles Perry said he was tired of hearing about ideas which need to be studied. The senator noted a file folder full of flood control studies completed in years past.“When I hear the word ‘studies’ that often means defer for someone to forget,” Perry said.While some questions on the viability of current prevention measures were left unanswered due to lawsuits against various groups, officials suggested the biggest obstacle to many flood prevention projects was money, which they hope to get from the federal and state governments. Officials say the tax burden on local communities would be too great to fund projects locally.The committee met with representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Harris County Flood Control District along with representatives from Harris, Montgomery, and Chambers counties. Regional river authority representatives also testified before the committee.last_img read more

Dance Theatre of Harlem Forty Years of First

first_imgBaltimore native Keith Saunders, ballet master of Dance Theatre of Harlem will give a talk and demonstration at the opening day exhibition of Dance Theatre of Harlem: Forty Years of First, 1 p.m., April 18, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. General admission is $8. Contact 443-263-1875 or visit www.rflewismuseum.org for more information.last_img

VIDEO Tex Winter RIP explaining his triangle offense in the 1950s that

first_imgTex Winter passed away at the age of 96 yesterday, and he’ll forever be remembered as the innovator of the triangle offense that led to 11 NBA titles during his time as an assistant to Phil Jackson with the Bulls and Lakers.Winter didn’t just come up with the triangle in the 90’s he actually was using it dating back to his time as the Kansas State Head Coach during the 50’s and 60’s. To remember winter, K-State posted a video of Winter diagramming the triangle in a 1950’s newsreel-style instructional video.RIP to a legend that changed the game. Watch Tex run you through how the triangle works, before Michael Jordan or Kobe were a glimmer in their father’s eyes.last_img

Opera 43 faster bookmarks export and more

first_imgOpera 43: faster, bookmarks export, and more by Martin Brinkmann on November 07, 2016 in Opera – 31 commentsOpera Software published the first preview version of Opera 43 to the Developer Channel today. The company plans to ship Opera 43 with a whole array of new features that include native Chromecast support, performance improvements, bookmarks exporting, Opera 12 link selection behavior and more.The new Opera 43 Developer release is as usually available for download on the Opera website. Opera users who have installed it already may have been upgraded to the new version automatically if automatic updates are enabled.You can verify the version of the browser by loading opera://about/ in Opera’s address bar. If you see Opera Developer 43.0 on the page that opens you are already on the newest version of the browser.Opera 43Opera Software follows in Google’s footsteps by enabling Profile Guided Optimizations (PGO) on Windows. Google announced this last month and claimed that enabling the feature would improve the browser’s startup, page load and new tab page load time by 16%, 5%, and 14% respectively.Opera Software did not reveal how much faster Opera 43 is because of PGO but it seems likely that it will have about the same improvements as Chrome considering that the two browsers share much of their code base.Announced features that are not implemented yetFirst, some features that Opera wants to introduce in version 43 but has not yet implemented in the first Developer edition.Opera 43 will feature classic Opera 12 link selection. This means basically that you can select links just like you select text in the browser (without having to fear that you click on the link accidentally which can happen if you want to select part of the link text only). If you move the mouse horizontally, link text is selected, and if you move it vertically instead, the link is dragged.This feature does not work properly in the first developer version as you will notice that both mouse movements drag the link.Another requested feature is the exporting of bookmarks. Opera Software plans to introduce it with version 43 of the browser.You find it under Bookmarks > Export Bookmarks once it is enabled. For now, it is not available. Bookmarks can be saved as a .html file on the local system using the feature.Native Chromecast SupportA feature that is already available is native Chromecast support. You do need to enable it though first as it is hidden behind a flag currently.Load opera://flags/?search=media in the browser’s address bar.Locate the Media Router experiment on the page.Use the menu of the flag to enable it.Restart Opera.Address Bar Speculative pre-renderingOpera 43 will pre-render (meaning load in the background) websites that you have loaded using its address bar in the past.If you always type ghacks.net in the address bar to load my site, Opera 43 will recognize that eventually and start loading the site before you have completed typing the address.This speeds up the loading time of sites as they are loaded while you are still busy typing the address.Opera notes that this is also done for searches, but does not provide many details on that unfortunately.It is unclear right now if the feature can be turned off. It could be linked to “predict network actions to improve page load performance” in the Opera Settings, but I have yet to confirm that this is indeed the case.Now You: What’s your take on the features?SummaryArticle NameOpera 43: faster, bookmarks export, and moreDescriptionOpera Software published the first preview version of Opera 43 to the Developer Channel today which ships with native Chromecast support and performance improvements.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Shocker as 3 samoosas cost over R200 at local supermarket

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A trip to De Franca’s Spar for a mother buying her normal groceries ended in a shocking surprise when she got home and was unpacking her groceries.While at the till, she didn’t take note of how much she had paid… It seemed high, but she still thought nothing of it. She lamented the fact that the price of everything was going up.So while she was unpacking her groceries at home, her daughter happened to spot the samoosas. “When she asked me if I had really paid R219 for 3 cheese and corn samoosas, I thought she was joking. She showed me the packet and my heart sank.“I then went through the slip with her and we spotted a total of R219.56 for 3 samoosas in plain sight in the R682.67 total slip.”Spar management apologised for the mistake and refunded her the money when she returned and complained at the store. They attributed the mistake to human error at the deli. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img “People must be warned to check their slips before simply walking out of a store. If my daughter had not spotted the mistake, I would have lost the money. I assumed because they were scanning barcodes at the till, it could not make mistakes. Thanks to my daughter, I now know different,” she told the Ladysmith Gazette.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more