17 Sep

Steve Clarke is the best manager in Scotland – Bowie

first_imgKilmarnock major shareholder Billy Bowie has called manager Steve Clarke the best in Scotland following the team’s 2-0 win over Livingston.Clarke took over as manager of the Rugby Park side with the club sitting bottom of the league in the Scottish Premiership.But a change in fortune under the guidance of the former West Bromwich Albion has seen Killie finish fifth last season and are currently top of the league at the moment.“Steve Clarke is one of the top managers around. We leave him to get on with it, everything is done professionally and he couldn’t do it any better than he’s doing it now.”“Every day people tell me he’s the best manager in the Scottish league and we’re delighted to have him.”“If Steve comes to us seeking help for more players in January we’ll do our best to support him.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.Bowie wants the club’s supporters who stopped following the team during the turmoil of former chairman Michael Johnston’s time in charge to return and reward the efforts of manager and team.“I think back to when we hired Steve when we were bottom of the league and it’s great,” he said, according to Daily Mail.“Everybody is pulling together now and I’ve been saying to fans: ‘You need to come and support the club. There are no excuses now.”Speaking about being mocked for suggesting Kilmarnock could stage a serious challenge to the likes of Rangers and Celtic, Bowie said:“I think I’ve been proven right.”“People laughed at me, but every supporter will say the same now.”last_img read more

17 Sep

Navy petty officer scheduled to be sentenced for Coronado Bridge crash

first_imgSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Sentencing is scheduled Thursday for a Navy petty officer who was under the influence of alcohol when his pickup truck flew off a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and crashed into a crowd in Chicano Park killing four people.Navy Petty Officer Richard Sepolio has been sentenced to 9 years and 8 months after driving off Coronado bridge, killing 4 people.27-year-old Richard Anthony Sepolio was convicted in February of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury in connection with the October 15th, 2016 crash.The crash killed 50-year-old Annamarie Contreras, 52-year-old Cruz Contreras, 49- year-old Andre Banks, 46-year-old Francine Jiminez and seriously injured seven others.Sepolio was convicted of four counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one count of DUI causing injury.The same jury acquitted him of four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, seven counts of reckless driving and one count of driving over the legal alcohol limit and causing injury.Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright told jurors Sepolio chose “to drive irritated, impaired and impatient.” In addition to having drinks prior to getting behind the wheel, Sepolio was arguing with his girlfriend on the phone just moments before losing control of his truck on the bridge, the prosecutor said.Sepolio testified he was driving on the transition ramp — a route back to Coronado that he had driven more than 90 times before — when he sped up to merge in front of another car and lost control.The defendant said he remembered being on top of a freeway barrier looking down, then waking up in the park and being pulled out of his truck. Sepolio said his memory was mostly “cloudy” about what happened after his truck plunged into the crowd below.On the stand, he denied arguing with his then-girlfriend on the phone just before the crash, but admitted on cross-examination that he’d just left a lunch with a female Navy colleague where “the idea was to go out and have a good time.” Sepolio testified he had a glass of alcoholic cider and a glass of wine at lunch before heading back to Coronado.Whether Sepolio was intoxicated was a point of contention during the trial, particularly with one blood sample not tested for more than a year after the crash, according to his attorney.While the jury did not find Sepolio guilty of the greatest charge he faced — gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated — jurors agreed that Sepolio was under the influence.Bright said she believed Sepolio was grossly negligent due to driving while under the influence and distracted, but supported the jury’s findings, which included its rejection of the charge that Sepolio was intoxicated above the legal blood-alcohol limit. Navy petty officer scheduled to be sentenced for Coronado Bridge crash Posted: May 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:24 PM May 2, 2019last_img read more

10 Sep

Volvo study shows that dogs roaming inside the car increases driver stress

first_img More about 2020 Volvo XC60 T5 FWD Momentum 69 Photos 10 Photos Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. More From Roadshow 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Post a comment 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 71 Photos Tags Volvo Here are the 10 best cars for dog lovers, according to Autotrader Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 Nissan Maxima review: The ‘four-door sports car’ that isn’t Enlarge ImageKeep your good boys and girls restrained, folks. Volvo Taking our dogs on a trip is one of the many joys of having a furry friend, and for those outside of walking distance to parks, ice cream parlors or other hot destinations for dog moms and dads, the car is the best option. However, it’s probably best to keep the dog restrained in some fashion and not let loose in the back seat. Volvo and The Harris Poll released a new study that looked at the effects of driving with an unrestrained dog and one that was restrained. While it may sound cruel, it’s actually good for dogs. A key highlight was decreased stress not only for the driver, but also for the dog.The study found that unrestrained dogs had a heart rate seven beats per minute faster than dogs that were restrained in some form. Drivers saw heart rates plunge by up to 34 beats per minute. Naturally, a lower heart rate corresponds with less stress.And while many may say their dogs are totally well behaved in the car, there was no denying the link between unrestrained dogs and distracted driving. While following 15 drivers over 30 hours of driving with their dogs, those who kept their dogs unrestrained were distracted for a total of 3 hours and 39 minutes. Compared that to the 1 hour and 39 minutes drivers with restrained dogs clocked and the evidence is clear.Not to mention, should the worst happen and the driver is involved in a crash, having the dog restrained can keep our pets safer. A whopping 77% of Americans surveyed said people don’t take dog safety seriously when traveling in the car. 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 52 Photos 3 81 Photos Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 12 Photoscenter_img 2:58 Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 10 Photos 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 68 Photos Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Preview • 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Our best gadgets to keep dogs safe in cars Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 18 Photos Share your voice GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff More From Roadshow 26 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 49 Photos Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Car Industry,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 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3 Sep

Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindu men IRFR

first_imgHindu civil law allows men to have multiple wives, but there are officially no options for divorce, IANS says quoting a US government report.The International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 (IRFR), released in Washington on Tuesday, examined the marriage laws governing religious groups in various countries.Referring to IRFR, IANS said polygamy is permitted for Hindu men in Bangladesh.”Buddhists are covered under Hindu law and divorced Hindus and Buddhists may not legally remarry,” the report said.Women are also prohibited from inheriting property under the civil laws for Hindus, the report added.Several organisations, including Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh Mahila Parishad and Banchte Shekha have criticised the government for continuing to uphold these laws, IRFR said.”A survey conducted during the year by Research Initiatives in Bangladesh and MJF showed that 26.7 per cent of Hindu men and 29.2 per cent of Hindu women would like to obtain a divorce but did not do so because of existing laws,” it added.Although Muslims women have fewer divorce rights than men, courts must approve divorces and men have to pay former wives three months of alimony, the report noted.last_img read more

3 Sep

Budget for 201819 unveiled

first_imgBudgetFinance minister AMA Muhith on Thursday placed in parliament the budget for the 2018-19 financial year, with measures and literature to woo political constituencies ahead of the next general elections.Muhith drafted his budget speech, titled “Bangladesh on a Pathway to Prosperity,” with detailed description of the achievements of the Awami League for the past 10 years.“I am presenting this budget at such a time which is simultaneously the best phase of Bangladesh’s economic success and the last budget of the honourable prime minister’s consecutive second term,” he said.The minister earlier disclosed the size of the budget at Tk 4.64 trillion, an expansionary one, despite rising shortfall in implementation of the budget over recent years.The original outlay for the outgoing fiscal year was Tk 4.00 trillion and the finance minister has already revised it downwardly to Tk 3.71 trillion. Experts expressed apprehensions that around 20 per cent of it would remain unimplemented at the end of the year.Muhith’s speech includes a lot of political jargon and initiatives taken by the Awami League government during the past 10 years.The next parliamentary election is likely to be held in December this year.“The greatest success of our government, in my opinion, is bringing the war criminals, who committed heinous crimes against humanity during our liberation war, to justice, and the execution of the punishment given to the main perpetrators…. Six out of seven death sentences were upheld by the Appellate Division and have been executed,” the finance minister pointed out.In the budget, Muhith’s 12th one, he has tried to attain the short-term goal of satisfying the voters when he is faced with challenges of widening disparity.He is also under compulsion to finance with taxpayers’ money the losses made by the state-owned banks due to swelling default loans and a number of scams.last_img read more

3 Sep

Indian finance minister in city

first_imgArun JaitleyIndian Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday on a 3-day official visit to take forward the economic relations between the two countries and discuss ways to further strengthen the ties.Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith received the Indian finance minister when he arrived at Bangabandhu Air Base Movement Control Cell in Dhaka at 2:25pm, an official told UNB.He is visiting Bangladesh at the invitation of finance minister AMA Muhith, according to the government official.The two ministers are expected to review the status of economic cooperation and development partnership initiatives taken during the visit of prime minster of India Narendra Modi to Bangladesh in June 2015 and prime minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to India in April 2017.The Indian finance minister will hold bilateral meetings with his counterpart and other interlocutors in Bangladesh.India and Bangladesh have witnessed a deepening of bilateral economic cooperation in recent years, particularly in terms of increasing volumes of trade and investment flows, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.During the visit of prime minister Sheikh Hasina to India in April 2017, an Indian Line of Credit of US$ 4.5 billion was announced for Bangladesh.last_img read more

3 Sep

Alleged gunfights kill 6 in 3 districts

first_img.Six people were killed in alleged gunfights with law enforcement agencies in Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka and Gazipur early Wednesday, reports news agency UNB.In Cox’s Bazar, four people were killed in separate reported gunfights with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members in Teknaf and Pekua upazilas.Among the four deceased two were Rohingya drug peddlers and two sea robbers, the BGB and RAB claimed.In Teknaf, BGB said one of their patrol teams stopped a group of Rohingya men who entered Bangladesh through the Kharangkhali border around 4:30am.“They suddenly opened fire when the BGB team challenged them, triggering a skirmish,” said Shariful Islam Jamaddar, acting commanding officer of BGB-2.“Two men were killed on the spot,” he said, adding that 190,000 yaba pills were recovered from there.Identities of the victims, however, could not be known immediately.In Pekua, two suspected sea robber were killed in a reported gunfight with RAB members in Magnama coastal area around 4:30am.RAB-7 said its team raided the area after being tipped off that a sea robber gang was preparing for robbery.“The sea robber opened fire as soon as the RAB team reached the spot, triggering a gunfight,” said Mehedi Hasan, company commander of RAB-7.Bodies of two sea robbers were recovered after the gun battle. RAB also seized eight firearms and 26 bullets from the spot.The bodies were sent to a local hospital for autopsy.In Dhaka, a man was killed in a reported gunfight with RAB at West Matikata in the capital city early Wednesday.The deceased, identified as 30-year-old Shafiqul, was wanted in a number of cases including that of murder in Narsingdi, RAB said.RAB-11 commanding officer lieutenant commander Kazi Shomsher Uddin said one of their teams raided the attic of a high-rise around Tuesday midnight after being tipped off about Shafiqul’s location.”Shafiqul and his two associates opened fire as soon as the RAB members reached the spot, triggering a gunfight,” he said.Shafiqul, wounded in the gunfight, was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where physicians pronounced him dead, Shomsher said, adding that a RAB member was also injured in the incident.RAB arrested Shafiqul’s associates — Faurk and Pradeep — and recovered two pistols, bullets and a shotgun from the spot.In Gazipur, a suspected mugger was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Ershadnagar Bashpotti in Tongi early Wednesday.The deceased is identified as Kawsar Mia, son of a certain Mintu Mia of the area. Police said Kawsar was accused in several criminal cases.Acting on a tip-off, a police team conducted a drive to arrest Kawsar, said Arifur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Gazipur Metropolitan Police.“He resisted arrest and opened firing on police, leading to a gunfight,” Arifur said.“Kawsar sustained bullet wounds during the skirmish and died while being taken to the DMCH,” he added.His cohorts managed to flee. Police said they recovered two firearms from the spot.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the BGB, RAB and police’s versions of the incidents independently as no version was available immediately either from any witnesses or from any member of the victims’ families.According to the human rights group, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a total of 421 people were killed in alleged gunfights, crossfires or shootouts with the law enforcement agencies in 2018.In January and February of 2019, the number of such killing was 50, the rights body said on its website.last_img read more

2 Sep

Party Politics Texas Edition Ep 48 What Does The Texas Primary Mean

first_img Allison Lee | Houston Public MediaMetropolitan Multi-Services Center on West Gray. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /15:53 Listen On the latest episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus breakdown the Texas primaries, including what does this week’s primary mean and why should you care? Don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics too, by downloading them on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get good podcasts. Tweet us your questions to #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org.Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and Todd Hulslander is the audio engineer.  This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

31 Aug

Romantic dinners can boost your sex life

first_imgMy friends always insist that I should go to Mumbai and be an actor. I am handsome and smart. I’m 19 years old. How do I become an actor? My parents insist I continue my studies and do my Management.Satya, LucknowSatya, in our country we really have fantasy towards the tinsel town. I’m sure that you have the potential to try your hands in acting. But at the same time, you must understand the level of competition one has to face and overcome to make it to films. I suggest, you finish your graduation and try your luck. Parents usually think well for us. Give yourself a few years, show your determination to them make them understand how serious you are about your dream. In the meantime, hone your abilities as an actor. Enroll in a good gym, learn acting, watch good movies, read about world cinema and prepare to plunge. Good luck! Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’I got married very early. We eloped when I was 16 and he was 20. I am a mother of a 3 year old now. I have recently discovered that my husband is having many extra marital affairs. I’m shattered. How can I stop him?Name not givenIt is not easy to really stop anyone from doing anything. But, you should do everything to try and stop this. Words, emotional blackmail, threats, tears… use every weapon possible to rectify this situation. Confront him directly and warn him about the ugly consequence that one has to face for adultery. The age is sometimes the reason why there is a lack of maturity and may be with time the situation will improve.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWe are married for 12 years. Our sex life has lost its charm. Things have got downright boring. Sex seems to always be the same old story. How to start afresh, is it possible.Mrs and Mr Bhagat, New DelhiBreak out of your rut. Try something new. You don’t have to go crazy or anything. But you can change positions and try the ones you have never done before. You can spice it up with extra foreplay, sex toys, sexy lingerie, dirty talk, or a hot massage. Even something as simple as a romantic dinner or weekend can make the sex life better.  I am a divorcee. I got attracted to my brother-in-law who helped me a lot in my divorce process. He is years younger to me but I love him a lot. But don’t know whether he loves me or not. What should I do in such situation? How do I gauge his true feelings?Name unknown, PuneYou are caught in a cleft stick. You haven’t written the reason for your divorce. In India, we find that most of divorce cases are caused by the pressure of living in a joint family. And if your case is also the same, then I do not think that any close association in that family is advisable. We all need good friends and company and this loneliness is the reason why you have got attracted to your brother-in-law. No doubt he adores you a lot but do not make the mess of your life.He might have helped and supported you only because his brother did wrong to you. So it’s better to live the life as its going and if something would be positive from his side then he himself will propose you! Have a love or life query you cannot find an answer to?  Send your questions to –  roopshashotm@gmail.comlast_img read more

31 Aug

Ferrari crash Forensic team examines car

first_imgKolkata: State forensic experts on Monday collected samples from the mangled portion of the Ferrari California T which has been kept at the Domjur police station since a fatal accident involving the high-end car killed a city-based businessman and injured his companion who was sitting next to him.A five-member team of the state forensic experts headed by Wasim Raza reached Domjur police station on Monday morning and examined the ill-fated car. They searched for the Electronic Data Record (EDR) box from the car which might throw some light on how the accident occurred. According to a senior police officer at the Howrah district police, once the EDR box could be accessed, the investigators will be able to acquire various information related to speed of the vehicle moments before it hit the railing or the airbag did not open properly or any other technical glitches the car might have faced. The EDR will also record the conversation of the duo who were travelling in the car. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to a forensic expert, the chip inside the EDR box will provide all related data as how the accident occurred or if there was any mechanical fault causing the accident. Sources said the state government agencies lack the infrastructure to remove the EDR from the vehicle. It was also learnt that the police might seek assistance from the car manufacturing company on the removal of the EDR box from the vehicle. However, many have raised questions whether the high-end sports car like Ferrari can be run on roads like National Highway 6 which are not prepared following the international guidelines. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedSome also asked if there is any restriction on the high- end cars on such highways in the state.It may be mentioned that Shibaji Roy, a city-based businessman, was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident while his friend Ashna Surana (21) was sitting next to him. Surana had suffered critical injuries in her body and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city. Her condition is still stated to be serious. The car they were travelling in toppled on National Highway 6 at least 6-7 times before hitting the railing of a divider at Pakuria area of Domjur on Sunday morning. According to the police, the victims were returning from Dankuni after having food. Roy used to go to Dankuni along with some of his friends almost every Sunday.last_img read more