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Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka questioned by police in rape case

first_imgSri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka was on Wednesday questioned by the police in rape case that has forced the cricket board to suspend him pending investigation.Gunathilaka was suspended from all forms of international cricket by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board after his friend was accused of raping a Norwegian woman in the cricketer’s hotel room.The police, however, said the evidence do not point to the opening batsman’s personal involvement in the case in which one of his friends has been arrested.Gunathilaka, 27, was not aware of what took place between the Norwegian woman who had complained of rape on Saturday night after which his friend, Sandeep Jude Selliah, 26, was arrested, they said.He had booked two rooms at the hotel on the night of the incident and had violated Sri Lanka Cricket’s code of conduct of players by staying out longer hours, the police said.Gunathilaka was later suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket for his disciplinary breach and therefore will not figure in the 5-match ODI series against South Africa starting Saturday.His friend has been remanded in custody and will make a magisterial court appearance on Thursday, the police said.SLC rules do not allow cricketers to bring in guests into their hotel rooms and also stipulate that during matches players must be back in their rooms by midnight.Gunathilaka was the second highest run-scorer in the two-match Test series against South Africa with 161 runs in four innings at an average of 40.25 including two half-centuries.His suspension for the breaching of code of conduct regulations will now come into affect while his fee for the match will also be withheld pending the outcome of the inquiry.advertisementGunathilaka is no stranger to suspensions as he was suspended for three matches last October as well for misconduct during the home series against India.Another member of Sri Lanka’s Test squad, leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, was on Friday given a suspended one-year ban from international cricket after pleading guilty to misconduct during last month’s tour of the West Indies.(With agency inputs)last_img read more

Add an outdoor wireless security camera to your home for 48 Update

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment 4:11 The Cheapskate Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. How to buy the right security camera for you Review • Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Affordable media consumption for Prime members 0 Amazon Tags CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Amazon Fire HD 8 Security Cameras Mobile Accessories Tablets This full-featured security camera is wireless, weatherproof and rechargeable. But is its app any good? That’s the $48 question. WiYA Lately I’ve been testing a variety of outdoor-friendly security cameras — dedicated ones and video doorbells alike. I haven’t tried this model, which is brand new, but the price demands I share it. For a limited time, and while supplies last, the WiYA rechargeable wireless security camera with free cloud storage is $47.99 when you clip the on-page 10%-off coupon and apply promo code QJTCI4WV at checkout. That’s considerably less than you’d pay for any number of higher-profile cameras — most of which charge extra for cloud storage (see below).Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at AmazonOn paper, this camera ticks all the important security-cam boxes:1080p videoTwo-way audioNight visionPassive infrared (PIR) sensorWeatherproofRechargeable batteryCloud and local storageAlthough you could certainly use this as an indoor camera, its IP66 rating means it should be able to withstand all manner of outdoor weather. The battery is good for three to six months on a charge, according to WiYA, a pretty wide range. How often you need to recharge probably depends on how often you access the live feed and how you’ve set motion-detection sensitivity.One definite highlight here is the free, unlimited rolling cloud storage, which keeps your videos for seven days. If there are paid tiers available as well, they’re not listed on the product page.All that being said, I’ve learned that most of these cameras are only as good as their software. The WiYA relies on an app called VPai Home, which has only a few user ratings (probably because it’s so new) for both its Android and iOS versions. Those ratings: mixed.Meanwhile, the camera itself currently has no Amazon customer reviews, again because it’s very new.Here’s my thinking: A visible outdoor security camera is almost certainly a theft deterrent. For not much more than the price of a “dummy” camera, you can get a real one that offers motion detection and free cloud storage. If the app turns out to be overly problematic, send the thing back.Your thoughts?Read more: The best smart-home security cameras for 2019Bonus deal: This is the $14 selfie stick I’m taking on vacationblitzwolf-bw-bs3-selfie-stickEnlarge ImageThis selfie stick does all the things for only $14. BlitzWolf My summer vacation is coming up, and I’m not going to make the same mistake as last year: Forgetting to pack a selfie stick. Make fun of me all you want, but I learned the hard way that my arms weren’t long enough to fit my family and the Colosseum into the frame.You can buy a cheapie stick for $5 to $10, but I’m going to make the argument for spending just a bit more on something like this — the BlitzWolf BW-BS3 selfie stick for $14.29 with promo code CNETBWBS3. Regular price: $21.99. (Note that if a seller other than BlitzWolf appears, or the code doesn’t work, that means it’s sold out.)See it at AmazonI own one of these. I like it because it doubles as a tripod: The feet fold right out from the base. Plus, there’s a removable, rechargeable Bluetooth remote for triggering the camera shutter.It feels solid, too, not cheap and flimsy like a lot of the, well, cheap and flimsy sticks out there. And it folds up to become about as compact as these things can get. (The phone holder cleverly “hugs” the base of the stick.)Trust me when I say you’ll quickly start to find this thing indispensable for vacations, weddings and other group-photo occasions.Bonus deal No. 2: A used Amazon Fire HD 8 32GB for $40This doesn’t quite rival Amazon’s Prime Day deal, but today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the used Fire HD 8 32GB (2018) tablet for $39.99. Shipping is free for Prime subscribers, $5 for everyone else. That’s about the lowest price I’ve seen on a 32GB model.See it at WootIndeed, the Fire HD 8 with 32GB sells new for $110; the 16GB model runs $80. The aforementioned Prime Day deal had the latter (briefly) for $28.These units are likely to have minor cosmetic blemishes on the casing, though the screens should be pristine, which I consider no big deal. However, if you prefer something that looks more like brand new, Amazon proper has the certified-refurbished Fire HD 8 16GB for $39.99. (It’s available in black or blue, but Woot’s deal is for the black version only.)Either way, you’re getting a 90-day warranty. Me, I say take the extra storage and hang the odd scuff or two. Your thoughts?last_img read more

Gold seized from Biman passenger at Dhaka airport

Gold seized from Biman passenger at Dhaka airport

first_imgFiel photo of gold barsCustoms intelligence at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport recovered gold bars and ornaments weighing around 406 grams from a passenger of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Abu Dhabi on Saturday, reports UNB.The passenger is Md Saidur Rahman, hailing from Koshba of Brahmanbaria.Officials at the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) said tipped off, its officials started monitoring movement of Saidur Rahman just after he was landed by the flight of Biman at around 11:00 am.When he was about to cross the green channel of the airport’s customs, the CIID officials challenged him, said CIID director general Moinul Khan. Searching his body, they recovered three gold bars, which were kept hidden inside his underwear in a unique way, and several ornaments from his luggage. Total weight of the three gold bars and gold ornaments is 406 grams worth Tk 2 million Moinul said.last_img read more

30pc Freedom Fighters quota to remain unchanged Minister

30pc Freedom Fighters quota to remain unchanged Minister

first_imgAKM Mozammel HuqMinister of liberation war affairs AKM Mozammel Haque said there will be no intervention in the 30 per cent quotas in government jobs for freedom fighters.The minister said this at a press conference on Tuesday morning held by the liberation war affairs ministry at the information and communications department conference room in the secretariat. The conference gave an update on the recent activities and about the reservation of quotas in government jobs for the freedom fighters.The minister also said that, there is nothing to worry for the freedom fighters, their families and the people who believe in the spirit of the liberation war.Referring to the High Court verdict, Mozammel Haque said, there remains the opportunity to fulfil the vacant positions with merit list candidates if eligible freedom fighters’ candidates are not available. But, it is compulsory to reserve 30 per cent quota for the freedom fighters. There is no option to ignore or evade the order. To do anything other than this would be a violation of the court, he added.The minister expressed hope that the secretary-level committee formed by the government for quota review would take their decision consciously. Also the copy of the court verdict has been forwarded to the committee, he said.A High Court bench on 5 March, in answer to a writ petition seeking cancellation of quota, passed an order in favour of upholding the system in government jobs.On 2 July, the government formed a seven-member secretary-level committee headed by the cabinet secretary in the face of growing protest seeking quota reforms across the country by students and job seekers.The newly formed committee has already held a meeting. In this backdrop, the liberation war affairs minister called the conference on the quota issue.The prime minister in parliament declared an abolition of quotas and the quota review committee has started to work on the matter.Minister Mozammel Haque said, as long as the court order is upheld there is no scope for revising the freedom fighters’ quota. If the government wants it must approach the court.The minister said, ‘The committee can give their opinion after reconsidering the rest of the quotas other than this one for freedom fighters. Then the government can act accordingly.”The minister also spoke about the other activities of the liberation war affairs ministry.last_img read more

Trying To Do Good

first_imgHis story is one of many triumphs — and a tragedy that he continues to dwell on many decades later. Read the whole story: NPR After we hear Kellie’s story, we meet Don Laub, a surgeon who, in his words, wanted to “do a big thing, and help a lot of people.” It’s always better to help someone than not, right? The ideas in the course carried over into Kellie’s life in London. Kellie was spending a lot of time at the British Library, and she often noticed the same young man on the street nearby. She could tell he was homeless. Her interactions with the man started simply, with Kellie giving him whatever spare change she had. But after a couple of months, she wanted to do more. center_img We begin this episode in a virtual classroom. Several years ago Kellie Gillespie took an online course in social psychology, taught by Scott Plous of Wesleyan University. Hundreds of thousands of other people enrolled in the same online course. Kellie and her classmates were exposed to psychological concepts such as the norm of reciprocity: if you’re nice to someone, or you open up to them, they’re likely to do the same with you. They also learned about the power of empathy: when you put yourself in someone else’s shoes, the relationship you have with them profoundly changes.last_img read more