RCMP officer says he was skeptical about shotsfired call in Lisa Dudley

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – An RCMP officer laughed with a police dispatcher about a call reporting six gunshot sounds in a quiet neighbourhood in rural British Columbia in 2008, not realizing that a woman lay dying inside her home, a coroner’s inquest has heard.Cpl. Michael White, then a constable with seven years of experience, and another officer responded to the call and drove around the neighbourhood in Mission. But the inquest heard they did not get out of their vehicles to investigate or contact the neighbour who made the call.Lisa Dudley, 37, and her boyfriend Guthrie McKay had been shot in an attack over a marijuana grow-op in their home. McKay died immediately but Dudley was paralyzed and lay in the home for four days until a neighbour checked in and called for help.She died in the ambulance on the way to hospital.A coroner’s inquest heard a recording Monday of the conversation White had with the police dispatcher.“Six gunshots in a row and a crash,” he said before laughing.“Yeah, exactly. Don’t you love this?” the dispatcher replied.Monique Pongracic-Speier, a lawyer for Dudley’s family, asked White whether he thought a shots-fired call was funny.“No, it’s not funny,” he told the inquest. “I was skeptical.”White told the five-member jury he had reservations about the call because it was an unusually high number of gunshots and it had only been reported by one neighbour. It could have been firecrackers or another unknown noise, he said.Because the dispatcher told him the caller had heard a “crash,” White assumed there had been a car accident, which could have been caused by shots being fired at a vehicle, he testified.When he couldn’t see any evidence of a car crash or shell casings on the road, he parked his car, filed his report and closed the case, less than half an hour after receiving the initial call.The RCMP later gave the officer a written reprimand and docked him a day’s pay as punishment.About a year after Dudley’s death, the RCMP in B.C. updated its policies to require officers to always contact complainants in shots-fired calls, White testified.If the officer had contacted the neighbour who called police, he would have learned that the man was not the only person who heard gunshots, Pongracic-Speier said.Erwin Adam told the inquest that he was standing outside with another neighbour and his son when they all heard what they believed were gunshots.Adam choked back tears as he recalled how upset he felt when Dudley was found dying in her home.The inquest heard a recording of Adam’s conversation with a police dispatcher in which he said he’d heard six gunshots and “someone yelling out.” He also told the dispatcher about a “crashing sound” his neighbour had heard.He initially called a non-emergency number because he wasn’t sure if an animal or a human had been hurt, but he was transferred to a different police dispatcher. He believed someone was in pain and Mounties should investigate, he testified.Neither call-taker seemed “terribly interested” in his report, Adam said.He gave the dispatcher his phone number and address, as well as his neighbour’s address, where he made the call to police. Both he and his neighbour assumed that an officer had contacted the other, so neither followed up with RCMP, he said.“I feel badly about that,” he said, breaking down in tears.The neighbour who found Dudley four days later, Stuart Young, testified that he knocked on her front door and didn’t get a response. He went to the back of the house, where he saw through a shattered glass door that Dudley was in a chair in the corner of the room, he said.Mark Surakka, Dudley’s stepfather, said outside the inquest that he found White’s attitude during his testimony to be “indifferent,” and not rooted in reality.“It bordered on cavalier. The seriousness of what happened and transpired … it didn’t sound real,” he said.Surakka has heard the call between the officer and the dispatcher before. Every time he listens to it, it makes him cringe, he said.“It’s just uncomfortable to listen to. It’s part of the evidence now and hopefully the jury recognizes the value of that tape.”Surakka said he doesn’t expect to get justice from the inquest, but he is hoping to find answers.The goal of an inquest is not to lay blame, but to determine the events that led to a person’s death and potentially make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.last_img read more

Data suggests violence rising in Winnipeg remand jail union says meth a

first_imgWINNIPEG — Newly obtained statistics point to increasing violence at the Winnipeg Remand Centre and the union that represents correctional workers says methamphetamine use is a major factor. “Our members actually believe that some of the incidents are definitely fuelled by drugs such as meth,” said Michelle Gawronsky, president of the Manitoba Government and General Employees’ Union.“They know that meth is an issue, that it lingers in the inmate.”Records obtained by The Canadian Press under the province’s freedom-of-information law show remand centre guards called for backup 47 times between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30 this year. That’s already higher than any full-year numbers reported in the previous five years for which statistics were provided and more than double the number in 2014.There were another 20 cases in the first nine months of this year in which a corrections officer issued a more serious call of being in immediate danger. That figure is on track, by the end of 2018, to be the highest in recent years.One worker at the remand centre, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to publicly discuss matters inside the jail, said inmates on meth are unpredictable and can become violent suddenly.“You’re dealing with zombies, for lack of a better word,” the worker told The Canadian Press.“An alcoholic is usually slow. They’re sluggish. But an inmate who’s on meth … in my opinion they have increased strength.”The 300-bed remand centre is normally the first stop for people after they are arrested until they are granted bail or transferred to another jail. Because the effects of meth can last much longer than those of other drugs, inmates can be under its influence long after they enter the facility, the worker said.The worker said one inmate at the remand centre was on meth and appeared to settle down, but then erupted in violence when cell doors were opened.“He came out of his cell and proceeded directly into another cell … and with a (homemade) weapon, started attacking both of the guys who were sleeping.”Gawronsky said the union has raised the issue with Justice Minister Cliff Cullen and is hoping to have jail staff receive more training.The Justice Department would not comment on security issues inside the remand centre. Cullen, who was out of the province much of last week meeting with other provincial justice ministers, issued a brief written statement.“Correctional centres can be volatile environments and Manitoba Justice is committed to working with staff and the (union) to manage offenders with a variety of needs, including addictions to methamphetamine and other substances,” he said in the statement.The John Howard Society of Canada, a prisoners rights group, said rising meth problems in jails should come as no surprise, given that police forces in Winnipeg and other cities have noticed an increase in the drug’s use.John Hutton, the group’s executive director in Manitoba, said the problem needs to be addressed before people end up behind bars.“The facilities weren’t built with detoxification units and it’s a challenge,” Hutton said.“I don’t think anyone would disagree we need more resources in the community for people to get treatment for meth addiction before they end up in custody.”Steve Lambert, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Get The Celebrity Look And Help Charity

first_imgEuropean fashion sensation Olcay Gulsen is raising money for Doctors Without Borders by teaming with Closets For Causes to auction off some of her signature looks.Now, fans have the opportunity to bid on amazing red carpet pieces like the ones worn by their favorite celebrities. Items for sale include: stunning six-inch gold-glitter pumps worn by Nicki Minaj at the Elton John Oscar Party, an open-back, leather dress like the one Beyoncé wore for the 2013 Super Bowl Press Conference, and red carpet pieces seen on Carmen Electra, Sophia Bush, and Erin Heatherton.“When you need a doctor you should be able to go to one anywhere in the world.The beautiful organization Doctors Without Borders inspires me deeply. I am happy to participate in this Closets For Causes sale” says Olcay.Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) delivers emergency medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disasters, or exclusion from health care the world over. In 1999, the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace prize.“Doctors Without Borders is very grateful for Olcay Gulsen and Closets For Causes’ efforts to raise funds for our medical humanitarian work” says Charlie Kunzer, Marketing Associate at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. “This type of independent funding is essential to Doctors Without Borders’ ability to continue to respond to unanticipated and neglected emergencies through life-saving medical humanitarian aid programs in more than 70 countries around the world.”These pieces will be available on eBay Monday, July 22nd at 10am PST. Find out more here.last_img read more

Ministry of Health PHO need to do more to ensure safety of

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a report that looks at the safety of the Province’s drinking water.According to Auditor General Carol Bellringer, the report, titled ‘The Protection of Drinking Water: An Independent Audit’, concludes that the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Health Officer are not sufficiently protecting drinking water for all British Columbians.“We undertook this audit because of the considerable importance of safe drinking water and because the risks to drinking water are increasing. We found that overall, the Ministry of Health and the PHO’s accountability to ensure drinking water was protected is concerning.” Bellringer says while the Ministry has taken some action to mitigate risks to drinking water, more needs to be done as they have not developed a strategy to address which water systems are at risk.Bellringer also says B.C. has not had a known outbreak of a waterborne illness since 2004, but if a single event that contaminates drinking water were to happen, it could cause serious health impacts for numerous people.The full report is available on the Auditor General’s website.last_img read more

Commerce chief asks why furloughed workers using food banks

NEW YORK — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, one of the richest people in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, is questioning why furloughed federal workers are reluctant to take out loans to get through the government shutdown.Ross was asked on CNBC on Thursday about why some of the 800,000 workers currently not receiving paychecks are going to homeless shelters to get food.Ross, whose financial disclosure forms reveal $700 million in assets, said he “didn’t quite understand” why workers would do that.He advocated that workers borrow from a bank or credit union, saying “there’s no real reason why they shouldn’t be able to get a loan against it.”The comments were the latest in a series of out-of-touch remarks about the shutdown from Trump officials. Trump said workers need to “make adjustments.”Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press read more

Fully supporting Annans efforts on Cyprus Council members urge cooperation

In a statement to the press following closed-door consultations on Cyprus, Council President Jean-David Levitte of France said the members “gave full support to the Secretary-General’s efforts to achieve a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem.” The members also urged all concerned to cooperate with the Secretary-General and his Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, “and to show confidence in their judgment as to the best way to move forward,” Ambassador Levitte said. “They commended the Secretary-General and his Special Adviser for their efforts and the initiatives they have taken since November 1999 to move the process forward, including an invitation to the leaders to resume the search for a comprehensive settlement in New York this month.” “Council members expressed disappointment at the unjustified decision by the Turkish side to decline that invitation,” the President said, adding, “Progress can only be made at the negotiating table.”According to Ambassador Levitte, Council members encouraged the Secretary-General and his Special Adviser to continue their efforts, using the guidelines in Security Council resolution 1250, which was adopted in June 1999. Specifying the provisions of that text, the Council President stressed “that there should be no preconditions; that all issues are on the table; that both sides should make a commitment in good faith to negotiate until a settlement is reached; and that there should be a full consideration of relevant United Nations resolutions and treaties.” read more

Bank of Montreal profits rise to 970 million in third quarter revenue

by News Staff Posted Aug 28, 2012 7:42 am MDT bank of montreal|BMO|business|dividend|finance|income|report Bank of Montreal profits rise to $970 million in third quarter, revenue higher AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Bank of Montreal is increasing its dividend as it reports that net income rose 37 per cent in the third quarter. BMO, the first bank to report its earnings for the period, says its dividend will be boosted by two cents to 72 cents per share. In the quarter, the bank posted net income of $970 million or $1.42 per share. That’s up from $708 million, or $1.09 per share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, earnings were $1.49 per share, beating analyst expectations by 10 cents, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters. Revenue increased to $3.88 billion from $3.32 billion. read more

Chesapeake Energy sells stake in Oklahoma land to Chinas Sinopec for 102

by The Associated Press Posted Feb 25, 2013 11:36 am MDT Chesapeake Energy sells stake in Oklahoma land to China’s Sinopec for $1.02 billion OKLAHOMA CITY – Chesapeake Energy said on Monday that it will sell a 50 per cent stake in oil and natural gas-rich land in Oklahoma to Chinese oil company Sinopec for $1.02 billion as the natural gas producer continues selling off assets to repay debt.Chesapeake is the second-largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. after Exxon Mobil. Hurt by low natural gas prices, it has sold off billions in assets to pay off debt incurred as it rushed to buy land and other assets. It’s also increasingly focused on more lucrative oil and gas liquids.The company posted a $940 million loss last year because of a big charge to write down the value of its natural gas-producing property.The deal with Sinopec “moves us further along in achieving our asset sales goals and secures an excellent partner to share the capital costs required to actively develop this very large, liquids-rich resource play,” said Steven Dixon, Chesapeake’s chief operating officer.The company is aiming for $4 billion to $7 billion in asset sales this year.For Sinopec, the biggest refiner in Asia, investing with Chesapeake gives it a bigger foothold in North America. It and other state-owned companies have been expanding in recent years with acquisitions outside of Asia as they seek access to resources needed to fuel their economies.Canadian and U.S. authorities recently approved the acquisition of Canada’s Nexen Inc. by China’s CNOOC for $15.1 billion. China’s state-owned PetroChina in December announced that it was paying $2.21 billion for a 49.9 per cent stake in acreage in Alberta controlled by Canada’s Encana Corp.The recent successes by Chinese companies in North America are a turnaround from 2005, when U.S. authorities stymied CNOOC’s proposal to buy American oil producer Unocal. Chevron later bought it for $17.3 billion. Canadian authorities have said they would be unlikely to approve more outright purchases, while welcoming joint ventures.The joint venture between Sinopec and Chesapeake involves 850,000 acres in the Mississippi Lime play in northern Oklahoma. It produced about 34,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day during the most recent quarter, Chesapeake said. As of the end of the year there were about 140 million barrels of oil equivalent in proven reserves on the land.Chesapeake said it will get 93 per cent of the money when the deal closes, which is expected in the second quarter. It will be paid the rest of the money after other conditions are met.Future exploration and development cost will be shared between the two companies, with Chesapeake operating the project and conducting all leasing, drilling, completion, operations, and marketing work.Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. fell 89 cents, or 4.3 per cent, to $19.61 in late morning trading. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Oil rises slightly as Fed sticks with lowinterest policy pump price rises

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil rose Wednesday as U.S. Federal Reserve officials signalled that they’ll keep interest rates at historically low levels and maintain other measures meant to stimulate economic growth.Benchmark oil for April delivery gained 80 cents to finish at US$92.96 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Brent crude, used to price many kinds of oil imported by U.S. refineries, rose $1.27 to end at $108.72 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said at the end of a two-day policy meeting that the U.S. economy has shown improvement in recent months, but the Fed won’t alter its aggressive stimulus policies until it is convinced the gains can be sustained.Bernanke repeated that the Fed plans to keep its key short-term interest rate near zero until the unemployment rate is below 6.5 per cent. It is currently at 7.7 per cent.Earlier the U.S. Energy Department said the country’s crude oil supplies declined last week by 1.3 million barrels, or 0.3 per cent, to 382.7 million barrels, which is 10.5 per cent above year-ago levels. Analysts were expecting supplies to increase.At the gas pump the average price for a gallon in the U.S. rose to $3.70. That’s still down three cents from a month ago and 15 cents below the price at this time last year.In Canada, the price at the pump averaged C$1.289 per litre, according to GasBuddy.com.In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:—Wholesale gasoline rose seven cents to finish at $3.12 a gallon.—Heating oil rose three cents to end at $2.89 a gallon.—Natural gas fell one cent to finish at $3.96 per 1,000 cubic feet.___Pamela Sampson in Bangkok and Pablo Gorondi in Budapest contributed to this report.(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) Oil rises slightly as Fed sticks with low-interest policy; pump price rises AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2013 10:13 am MDT read more

Mens hockey No 12 Ohio State facing pivotal games against Michigan

Ohio State senior forward Nick Schilkey winds a wrister from the left slot against Minnesota on Feb. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorAfter sweeping Michigan State on the road last weekend, the No. 12 Ohio State men’s hockey team (16-8-6, 7-6-1-1) returns to the Schottenstein Center to welcome the visiting Michigan Wolverines for two conference clashes.The Wolverines (9-16-3, 2-10-2-2) come into these matchups with a 1-7-3 record in their past 10 games, and have won just one game in 2017 — a 5-4 win over OSU on Feb. 3. Despite the string of shaky results, Buckeyes coach Steve Rohlik said the rivalry between the two programs is always prevalent on the field, court or ice, making victories harder to come by.“It is our rival to the north, and no matter what sport you’re playing in one of these 36 here on campus against That Team Up North, there’s going to be the rivalry,” Rohlik said. “You can throw out all the records you want, no matter if it’s football and their records or hockey, the rivalry’s there and both teams know it.”This weekend marks the second series between OSU and Michigan this season, with the first back on Feb. 3 and 4, ending in both teams splitting wins. Additionally, games featuring the Buckeyes and the Wolverines have provided a high number of pucks in the back of the net, with both sides tallying a combined 66 goals in their past six matchups.With that in mind, senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey said that although his coach prefers the opposition to not light up the scoreboard, the Scarlet and Gray’s experience in these high-scoring affairs will be a key to six Big Ten points this weekend.“It always seems to be a high-scoring game,” Schilkey said. “Coach always talks about how we’d rather be in those 3-2 games, those low-scoring games, but we’ve obviously been ready for those high-scoring games in the past. We’ve played in those games, and we’re confident we can get the job done.”Six games remain on the regular-season schedule for OSU, including back-to-back series in Columbus before heading to Wisconsin for a final weekend series before the Big Ten tournament. With that, Rohlik said his squad controls its own destiny with important games down the stretch — starting with the first faceoff Friday night.“To me, every game is a playoff game at this point,” Rohlik said. “From a short-term goal of winning a hockey game, to trying to keep a winning streak going, to try to catch your ultimate goal at the end of the year, it all comes down to winning hockey games — and right now, Friday is pretty important.”Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center on Friday night and 5 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Apple bloquerait lusage de Siri sur les iPhone jailbreakés

first_imgApple bloquerait l’usage de Siri sur les iPhone jailbreakésS’il est possible d’utiliser l’assistant vocal d’Apple sur un autre terminal que l’iPhone 4S pourvu qu’il soit jailbreaké, la marque tente de verrouiller tout usage non contrôlé de Siri.Si vous êtes possesseurs d’un iPhone 3GS ou d’un iPhone 4, et que vous avez déverrouillé votre appareil avec une solution de jailbreak, il est probable que vous connaissiez Spire. Cette application non-officielle permet d’utiliser Siri, l’assistant vocal introduit par l’iPhone 4S, de la même manière sur les terminaux plus anciens. Une aubaine pour les utilisateurs mais pas pour Apple, qui base ses ventes d’iPhone 4S sur ce nouveau logiciel exclusif au téléphone le plus récent.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ainsi, la société a mis au point une nouvelle procédure d’identification, nommé SetActivationToken et visant à ajouter de nouvelles mesures de reconnaissances pour séparer les connexions venant d’iPhone 4S des autres téléphones de la marque non concernés. Même si le dispositif pour installer Spire et le faire fonctionner n’est pas des plus aisés, Apple a du juger le nombre de connexions non-autorisées suffisante pour reprendre le jeu du chat et de la souris avec les hackers.Mais la scène jailbreak n’a pas son pareil pour réagir au quart de tour lorsqu’Apple tente de limiter l’accès à son système. Cette fois encore, la parade a déjà été découverte par ces développeurs. Comme l’explique iDownloadBlog, il suffit de supprimer un fichier spécifique en passant par iFile pour que Spire fonctionne à nouveau. La procédure complète est expliquée sur le site, si vous êtes dans la même situation.Le 15 février 2012 à 16:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Retailers Say NoGo to Music Magazines Racy Gaga Cover

first_imgWhoa, under boob! OK, now that that’s out of the way … U.K. music and news title Q Magazine is facing some closed doors across the pond in the U.S. in terms of retail distribution. The “100 Most Shocking Moments in Music” issue, on newsstands this week, features current pop music sensation Lady Gaga on the cover. As we see to the right, there’s some exposed lower breast and, yes, she’s wearing some type of, ahem, attachment.According to the magazine’s Web site, the racy cover has sparked some negative response from retailers in the U.S. It says Borders stores are refusing to carry the issue unless the “offending area is covered up, also expressing some concerns over ‘crotch grabbing.’” In addition, the magazine said New York State law prohibits retailers from carrying magazines “showing anything below the nipple.” While other retailers haven’t said whether or not they’ll carry the issue, Q said some have requested it be sealed in a bag not only because of the cover but due to the “shocking” moments associated with the feature story (read: Murder! Beastiality! Kidnapping! Incest! Necrophilia! Rollerskating coke dealers!).At first glance, this cover does look potentially offensive and honestly pretty ridiculous. But Lady Gaga is arguably the best music artist to have on the cover of a “most shocking” magazine issue. The magazine obviously exploited the 23-year-old’s eccentric personal style and well-reported sexual ambiguity for this cover. Of course, this isn’t the first time recently that a magazine has been deemed too racy or controversial by retailers. Hudson News placed a piece of paper over the window display copies of GQ’s January 2009 issue, which featured actress and former John Mayer flame Jennifer Aniston on the cover wearing only a tie and a smile. Last March, Jo-Ann Fabrics banned an issue of, yes, Quilter’s Home for a feature called “Shocking Quilts,” which included images of “fabric falluses,” “gun-toting Jesuses” and a “newborn peering out from his mother’s lady parts.”Who knew quilters were so naughty?last_img read more

Brad Elders Joins Time Inc as Sports Illustrated Group Publisher

first_img With print revenues in decline, Time Inc. has been aggressively investing in online media through acquisitions, partnerships, hires, and internal reorganizations since the company was spun off from Time Warner in June, 2014, so it comes as no surprise that Brendan Ripp’s replacement has a robust background in digital media sales. Elders spent the last four years at AOL as SVP of sales for the East region and, most recently, as general manger of Partner Studio by AOL, the company’s branded content arm. Prior to that, he spent about a year as SVP of sales for digital media company Function(x), and also brings sales experience from 5min Media, Live Nation, and Yahoo. The new role signifies a homecoming for Elders, who spent four years as an account manager for Sports Illustrated in the mid-1990s. The appointment fills a vacancy left by Brendan Ripp’s shift to president of technology and telecommunications within Time Inc.’s sales and marketing division in February. Effective May 9th, Elders will be responsible for sales and marketing efforts across the group’s portfolio, which also includes Golf, SI Kids, FanSided, and 120 Sports. He’ll report to Rich Battista, president of Time Inc.’s entertainment and sports group. “Brad is one of the most highly respected, innovative, and versatile sales leaders in media, and we are thrilled to have him join us,” wrote Battista in a prepared statement. Sales exec Brad Elders has been named group publisher of Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated group. “SI has such incredible brand equity and sets the standard for quality and compelling sports storytelling,” wrote Elders. “They have done a tremendous job leveraging its success in print to build vibrant products and consumer experiences across all digital platforms, including video, mobile, social, and experiential.”last_img read more

Chevy Corvette Drivers Series celebrates racing achievements with style

first_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Chevrolet Corvette Drivers Series honors its racing drivers 0 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport: It’s the just-right porridge of Corvettes.Corvette ZR1: Go big or go home. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Chevrolet Share your voice More From Roadshow Post a comment Tags 7 Photos Performance Cars Coupes While the world waits with bated breath for the midengine Corvette, Chevrolet still has some special editions up its sleeve for the current Corvette C7 model.Chevrolet on Friday unveiled the Corvette Drivers Series special edition. Available in four distinct styles, these appearance packages build upon the already-excellent Corvette Grand Sport trim, which blends the handling prowess of the Z06 with the 460-horsepower base V8 for something a bit more approachable.Each model carries the name of a specific Corvette Racing driver and a unique style. Below is a quick breakdown of the styles:The Tommy Milner Edition sports blue paint, silver stripes, red hash marks, red brake calipers and black wheels. It has a black interior with red seat belts.The Oliver Gavin Edition rocks gray paint, a red center stripe and hash marks, carbon-fiber mirrors and black wheels with a red stripe and red brake calipers. The interior is also red, as are the seatbelts. Somebody really likes red, eh?The Jan Magnussen Edition starts with a white exterior and adds red stripes, gray hash marks and black wheels with a red stripe and red brake calipers. The interior is once again black with red seatbelts, but red stitching comes along for the ride if the buyer opts for the highest 3LT equipment package.The Antonio García Edition bears yellow paint with a black stripe between the hood vent and the windshield, along with red hash marks, carbon fiber mirrors and — you guessed it — black wheels with a red stripe and red calipers. Inside, there’s a black interior and, if the 3LT package is chosen, yellow stitching.No matter the edition, all cars get a plaque inside specific to whichever driver’s car is chosen. There’s also some unique interior trim, including — on 3LT models only — carbon fiber bits. 1LT and 2LT buyers will have to do without that little extra bit of flash.The Corvette Drivers Series cars go on sale in the spring. 1LT and 2LT versions will add $4,995 to the car’s bottom line, while 3LT models will command an extra $5,995. For context, a base Grand Sport 1LT starts at $65,900, while the 3LT commands $76,740.last_img read more

Sony sells more than 30 million PlayStation 4 during holiday season

first_imgSony Corp on Wednesday said sales of its PlayStation 4 video game console exceeded 30.2 million units as of 22 November, as global price cuts ahead of the year-end holiday season bolstered demand.The PlayStation 4, which went on sale in late 2013, has been Sony’s fastest-selling game console, the Japanese electronics manufacturer said. It hit sales of 20 million consoles in March.The console helped Sony book its highest second-quarter operating profit in eight years.last_img

Union Blames 2015 Houston Ship Channel Collision On Fuel

first_imgNational Transportation Safety BoardNTSB Board Member Earl Weener joined by (Director of Marine Safety) Tracy Murrell and Eric Stolzenberg (Investigator In Charge), view damage to bow of the M/V Conti PeridotA union has cited fuel issues as a likely cause of a 2015 collision between two vessels leading to a chemical spill in the Houston Ship Channel.The Houston Chronicle reported Sunday that the Houston Pilots Association challenged a federal review that blamed pilot errors.The National Transportation Safety Board, in a report this month about the March 2015 accident, urged Houston officials to emphasize better communication and bridge management. Officials also cited heavy fog when the Conti Peridot struck a chemical tanker, the Carla Maersk.Union officials responded by saying the accident was most likely caused by a switch to ultralow-sulphur fuel oil, leading the Conti Peridot to unexpectedly lose power seconds before the accident.About 88,000 gallons of a flammable chemical spilled. Nobody was injured. Sharelast_img read more

Bill Belichick cant stand reporters Example 1000768

first_imgIt may be early in the preseason, but Bill Belichick is already in mid season passive aggressive press conference form.Today, instead of using non-verbal cues – like disgusted eye rolls or laser beam death stares – to communicate his loathing of the reporters who cover the Patriots as their profession, Belichick was so ticked he used his words.When a reporter asked Belichick if Tom Brady would be named the Pats starting quarterback when he returned from his 4 game Deflategate suspension, a visibly annoyed Belichick mumbled, “Jesus Christ.”Apparently, that’s a yes. Advertisement Can you believe the nerve of reporters asking an NFL head coach questions about his franchise quarterback at a press conference?MMQB writer Albert Breer sent out a tweet to let everyone know he wasn’t the one who set Belichick off.To answer everyone’s question, no, it wasn’t me. pic.twitter.com/KEG6rVtA9R— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 29, 2016last_img read more

New Razer Blade 15 Comes In JawDropping Mercury White

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbes15 Cities With the Worst Drivers in AmericaForbesUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement Razer recently retired the 14-inch Blade in favor of a 15.6-inch model that it says is the world’s smallest in that form factor. While we were fans of the slick new look and longer battery life, that model’s $2,599 price left much to be desired. Razer just offered up a solution with a new base model configuration available today (Oct. 8) starting at a more accessible $1,599.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/razer-blade-15-cheapest-model?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Of course, in order to slash $1,000 from the original pricing, Razer had to make a few sacrifices. Instead of a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU, the base model has a GTX 1060 Max-Q GPU. You’re also confined to a full HD (1920 x 1080) panel with a 60-Hertz refresh rate instead of the 4K (3840 x 2160) display. And while you’ll still get Razer’s beautiful Chroma keyboard, it’ll be broken up into specific zones in lieu of the per-key RGB backlighting. MORE: Which Razer Laptop Is Right for You? Blade vs Stealth vs ProRazer did find a way to give base model shoppers a bit more. The company is offering a dual storage configuration, which will give consumers access to both an m.2 SSD and a 2.5-inch hard drive. Even better, both components can be upgraded along with the 16GB of RAM that can be expanded to 32GB. The base model also gains an expandable Gigabit Ethernet port as well as a new heat pipe cooling system.Razer’s also shaking up its color scheme. Until now the only color we could get outside of obsidian black was the gunmetal gray on the Blade Stealth. But now, the company’s letting gamers get in on the fun with its new, limited-edition Mercury White Razer Blade 15 (available later this year). The laptop will still be made of the sturdy, yet stylish CNC aluminium, but now you can get it in a stylish white finish. I for one can’t wait to see how the new color scheme is going to pair up with the Chroma lighting.I’m looking forward to getting both system in for review and see how they hold up against our tests, particularly when it comes to battery life. Razer Gaming LaptopsBest Gaming LaptopsBest & Worst Gaming Laptop Brandslast_img read more

Water leaks for months and months

first_imgDID 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? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A pipe burst in Marula Drive has turned the street into a flowing river for months on end.The burst pipe is right outside a house, causing homeowners in the area a major problem when it comes to accessing their yard.Many young children can be seen playing in the area surrounding the burst pipe and the constant leaking water poses a danger to these children, as they could easily fall into the hole that has been dug around the leaking pipe.Construction is currently underway in Marula Drive and surrounding roads. The construction crew contacted uThukela on numerous occasions, but the pipe was not attended to.They took matters into their own hands and fixed the pipe themselves, as they need to continue with the construction of the sidewalk in Marula Drive.The leak has been repaired by the construction workers, but how long will it stay fixed, say residents.last_img read more