first_imgAfter slashing VAT on petroleum products, the Gujarat government on Wednesday announced more populist measures to attract investments in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector by unveiling a new textiles and apparel policy which offers generous subsidies and incentives.Moreover, ahead of the Assembly polls slated to be held later this year, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced setting up of as many as 16 industrial estates and parks by the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) in various locations.Wage subsidyUnder the new textiles and apparel policy, the government will provide incentive for garment unit owners for generating employment by providing subsidy in wages. The women workers will get ₹ 4,000 subsidy, while male workers will get ₹ 3,500 as subsidy while other incentives include subsidy in interest, exemption of stamp duty and partial relief in electricity duty.Gujarat is one of the largest cotton producing States in the country and has a robust base in textile manufacturing. The State has 25 lakh spindles installed. “We want to make Gujarat, once again a Manchester of the East and become number 1 in textiles,” the Chief Minister told media persons.No industrial baseOn new industrial estates and parks, Mr. Rupani said that the new locations selected for setting up new estates were from the areas which had no industrial base. He added that by setting up new estates, the government aimed to create one lakh job opportunities for youth.“These GIDCs will unlock the growth in remote areas and SMEs. These GIDCs, spread across 2400 hectares in 16 villages, will have the potential to accommodate about 15,000 factories. The total estimated employment generation is approximately one lakh,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgPakistan’s ODI and Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi has asked his countrymen to stay calm in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, insisting that his team would regain its lost respect in world cricket.”My message to the people of Pakistan is to calm down and wait to see how the investigations turn out. I still believe the players are not guilty – but we will have to wait and see the outcome,” Afridi was quoted as saying in Daily Mail.”It has been difficult for the players to maintain their focus but there were signs of improvement in Durham,” he said after Pakistan lost their first ODI against England by 24 runs.Afridi said he is confident that his team would be able to regain the lost respect in world cricket.”We all want to go home with respect. We want to play some good cricket and get some victories. Yesterday (Friday) the performance was much better, not 100 percent but I was quite happy with the efforts from the boys. That’s what I’m expecting in the next game as well,” said Afridi.”We are good cricketers and want to maintain our respect and that is gained by playing good cricket. After a victory the respect will come again. I’m still very confident that my team can win against any team in the world,” he added.The all-rounder said it was difficult to play in the wake of spot-fixing allegations which led to the suspension of Test skipper Salman Butt and pacer Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.advertisement”We all know we are playing in a very tough situation but we are trying to forget everything that is going on. It’s not easy, but everyone is looking to us and we need to keep our image,” he said.Afridi also said there are many fresh faces in the one-day squad, which would help prevent physical fatigue.”Asif and Aamir bowled a lot of overs in the Tests but aren’t with us and we have some fresh bowlers. Mohammad Irfan, Abdul Razzaq and Umar Gul are feeling good and full of energy,” he said.The Scotland Yard and ICC Anti-Corruption Unit are investigating the three players in the cash-for-no-ball saga.Pacer Wahab Riaz is also under investigation and would be questioned by the police. The fast bowler missed the first ODI but Afridi insisted his omission was purely tactical.”At the moment he is feeling fine. Let’s see what happens when the police investigate him. I really don’t know what is going on. I just heard the police want him. But he’s feeling okay,” Afridi said.last_img read more

first_imgPSG will face a stern test against Barcelona without Ibrahimovic in tonight’s clashZlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the match against Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain must find a way to cope without him.Ibrahimovic, the French league’s top scorer over the past two seasons, has been ruled out of Tuesday’s Champions League match with a left heel injury. He missed the last two PSG games because of the injury and coach Laurent Blanc said intensive treatment up until Monday morning failed to resolve the problem.”We tried this morning. But in reality I’d already started preparing for the match without him,” Blanc said. “It won’t be easy and we know it. We had some difficult games without him last season. The opponents are much more attentive when he’s around.”PSG has made a sluggish start to the season, drawing six of nine games so far.Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani is expected to lead the attack in his favored center forward’s role against a Barcelona team that has yet to concede a goal.Cavani is still short of the form which saw him score 78 goals in 104 games for Napoli before joining PSG for 64 million euros ($81.3 million) last season. The Uruguay striker has been craving a chance to play in his center forward role, however, and now has a chance to show what he can do on the big stage.But when Ibrahimovic has been missing, PSG has won only 40 percent of its matches.”It’s a very important game for us and we need him,” PSG left back Maxwell said. “We’re still lacking in intensity and tomorrow is a good chance for us to show that we’re still to be reckoned with.”advertisementBlanc said other players need to step up a level now that Ibrahimovic is not around to bail them out with his spectacular goals.”If we don’t play well as a team tomorrow it’s going to be hard,” Blanc said. “We can compensate for his absence through our teamwork.”Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is not concerned either way.”It doesn’t change anything for us that Zlatan isn’t playing,” Enrique said. “It’s obviously a big loss for PSG but our way of playing won’t change.”Ibrahimovic turns 33 next month and has been picking up injuries more often.He tore a thigh muscle last April and missed the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals against Chelsea, which PSG lost 2-0 to go out on away goals after winning the home leg 3-1.”We’ll see how the injury goes from day to day,” Blanc said. “The medical staff are doing all they can and we’ll be delighted if we get him back for the Monaco game (on Sunday).”Blanc puts PSG’s slow start to the season down to a lack of intensity, which his players will certainly need to show more of in order to stop a Barcelona attack led by Lionel Messi and Neymar.”Tomorrow we’ll be playing our masters, or almost, given that they’ve been playing with this same philosophy of play for 30 years,” Blanc said. “It’s an extraordinary match to take part in. If we’re determined and aggressive then we’ll do well.”But he thinks Barcelona’s defense has frailties, despite not conceding a goal.”I’ve seen all of their games and their opponents had chances in every one,” Blanc said. “But Barcelona hurt you when they’re on top, they take advantage. That’s what we’re missing and we have to get that back.”last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named La Liga’s player of the month for January, the first time he has won the award since its introduction in 2013.The five-times Ballon d’Or winner scored six goals in the league in January, including his first hat-trick of the season against Granada.Argentine Messi’s team mate Neymar won the award in November, the first Barca player to claim it.Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has won it twice.last_img

first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Monday said a bilateral series with Pakistan is possible if the government gives the go-ahead.”We are not averse to a bilateral series with Pakistan. But everything depends on whether the government gives the clearance,” Chaudhary told a news channel.”The series will not be possible without approval from the government,” he added.The two arch-rivals last participated in a bilateral series in December 2012 when Pakistan visited India for a limited overs series that included three One Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.India and Pakistan are set to take on each other on June 4 in the ICC Champions Trophy.last_img read more

first_imgAfter a disappointing performance against Brose Bamberg in the 14th EuroLeague round, Olympiacos made a show of strength against Rethymno at home to remain the only undefeated team in the Greek Basket League.The defending champs won 90 – 63 behind 13 points and 4 assists by Matt Lojeski, 11 by Dimitris Agravanis and 10 by Erick Green while all twelve players used by Giannis Sfairopoulos contributed in scoring.In Alessandro Gentile’s debut with the Green jersey, Panathinaikos (11-1) was…. furious vs Rethymno (6-6) in OAKA taking a 116 – 83 victory thanks to Giannis Bourousis (23 points, 5 rebounds), James Feldeine (18 points) and Nick Calathes (15 points, 7 assists).As for the Italian swingman, he scored 2 points and dished 5 assists in the 18 minutes he stayed on court. His first bucket with his new team arrived with one of his trademark jumpers.Earlier, AEK (9-3) suffered its third defeat of the season in the hands of a fantastic Kolossos (7-5) on the road. A result that increased its distance from second Panathinaikos but also gave an opportunity to Aris Thessaloniki (8-4) to climb closer to the third spot in the standings after taking care of business against Lavrio (3-9) at home.Greek Basket League 2016/2017 – Day 12Kolossos Rhodes – AEK 86 – 73 (Trevor Releford 19 p. 6 r.)Koroivos Amaliada – PAOK 80 – 82 (Janis Peiners 14 p.)Apollon Patras – Kymi 75 – 60 (Tyler Kalinoski 19 p. 8 r.)Doxa Lefkada – Trikala 72 – 80 (Oleksandr Lypovyy 25 p.)Aris – Lavrio 98 – 77 (Vassilis Kavvadas 20 p.)Olympiacos – Promitheas Patras (Matt Lojeski 13 p. 4 a.)Panathinaikos – Rethymno 116 – 83 (Giannis Bourousis 23 p. 5 r.)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter today, Jan. 8, expressed sorrow over the death of Alexander Garnet Brown. The former MLA and cabinet minister passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, at the age of 79. “Whether as a politician or a businessman, Garnet Brown was always actively involved in all aspects of life in his community,” said Premier Dexter. “He was instrumental in establishing cable television stations for Dartmouth and Halifax, and worked hard to support local sports and businesses. “My thoughts go out to his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.” Mr. Brown was first elected the MLA for the former riding of Halifax-Eastern Shore in 1969. He was re-elected in 1970 and 1974. During that time, Mr. Brown also served on the Executive Council and was responsible for the Tourism and Highways and Public Works portfolios. Flags will be lowered to half-mast at Province House and in Mr. Brown’s former constituency.last_img read more

first_imgJFL NorthWest kicked off on their annual comedy festival on Thursday (March 1) and runs to March 10.  ICYMI it’s also launching a new outdoor celebration that comes complete with a beer garden.From next Wednesday to Friday (March 7 to 9), the JFL NorthWest Block Party will liven up the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza from 5 to 10 p.m. each night.Patrons heading out to shows will find food trucks, various Just for Laughs stand-up specials and Just for Laughs GAGS on the big outdoor screen, as well as performances by the likes of Coldwater Road’s Patrick Spencer, musician Adrienne, and more. Tim Hortons will be serving up complimentary beverages, while Sleeman Breweries and Hopping Mad Cider sell their suds in the beer garden. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement The JFL NorthWest Block Party will also feature an LED Games Tent with ping pong and foosball. Keep your eye out for the JFL mascot, Victor, too.The fest is getting ready to host more than 100 comedians and performances at 30 venues across the city. This year’s event will also feature the first edition of the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival and the inaugural Vancouver Comedy Awards on March 5. Big comedy names like Bill Burr, Trevor Noah, and Jo Koy will be performing at the nearby Queen Elizabeth Theatre.For additional information – visit the JFL NorthWest site here Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Expect JFL mascot Victor to be out roaming the new JFL NorthWest Block Party. Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

TORONTO — Books that explore the emergence of a new China, the manipulative goals of authoritarian Russia, and the end of post-war democracy are on the short list for the Lionel Gelber Prize.The five titles include Elizabeth C. Economy’s “The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State” from Oxford University Press and Timothy Snyder’s “The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America” from Tim Duggan Books.Also on the list is Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt’s “How Democracies Die,” published by Crown.The jury also liked Rania Abouzeid’s “No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria” from W.W. Norton & Company, and Adam Tooze’s look at the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis, “Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World,” from Viking.Founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber, the $15,000 award honours non-fiction books in English on foreign affairs that seek “to deepen public debate on significant international issues.”It is presented annually by The Lionel Gelber Foundation in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. The winner will be announced Feb. 26.The Canadian Press read more

Several issues were discussed at the inaugural US-Sri Lanka Annual Partnership Dialogue which took place in Washington yesterday (Friday) with the participation of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera.The State Department said that US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon led the US delegation for discussions on democratic governance, development cooperation, people-to-people ties, economic cooperation, security cooperation, international and regional affairs, and other issues of mutual interest. The United States said it looks forward to broadening and deepening its relationship with Sri Lanka on the basis of these candid and constructive conversations. (Colombo Gazette) The Partnership Dialogue is a regularly planned policy consultation designed to advance the common agenda of Sri Lanka and the US and to look for opportunities for cooperation across the full range of bilateral and regional issues. read more

By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (March 29, 2018), Neil, Chris and Kyle talk about the news that Kyrie Irving recently had knee surgery and won’t be back for three to six weeks. How will the surgery affect the Boston Celtics’ playoff seeding? How would losing Kyrie for the first round of the playoffs affect the team?Next, Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs because of his own knee injury. The crew breaks down what that means for the Warriors and what their chances of winning the NBA title are.Plus, a significant digit on an oddly important member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.Here are links to what the podcast discussed this week:Keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor took a look at how Irving’s injury may affect the Celtics.Chris wrote about how the Warriors should adjust their offense without Curry.Significant Digit: .700, the winning percentage of the Cavaliers when Jose Calderon is in the starting line-up. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code read more

Heading into the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament as the top seed, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team could easily grow complacent.The No. 10 Buckeyes have won 10 consecutive matches, including a 3-0 win against tonight’s opponent, No. 13 Ball State. “We ended up beating three rivals to end the season,” said middle hitter Kevin Heine, “so the team is feeling pretty confident.” By winning the regular-season conference title for the fourth consecutive season, OSU earned a first-round bye in the quarterfinals and will host the semifinal match. Many players agreed that this was a big advantage, as they will get to play in front of their home crowd and won’t have to travel.The Buckeyes may also have the most talent in the conference. Redshirt junior Steven Kehoe was named the MIVA Player of the Year. He and three other Buckeyes are also members of the all-conference team, tied for the most from one school. Additionally, coach Pete Hanson was named the MIVA Co-Coach of the Year.While all the signs point to success in the tournament, the team knows it can’t take anything for granted.“We have a pretty healthy respect for our opponents,” Kehoe said. From here on out, any mistakes could result in the end of the season. “We know that every game is a must win,” Heine said. In order to advance to the NCAA championship in May, the Buckeyes basically must win the MIVA tournament. The NCAA championship features the three conference winners and one at-large bid, but should they lose, the Buckeyes likely would not receive the at-large bid. The Buckeyes did not let the extra time off due to the bye go to waste. “We had a really good focus at practice,” Heine said. The team spent last week working on its own skills and going back to the basics, sophomore Shawn Sangrey said.This week, practices shifted focus to preparing specifically for their next opponent Ball State, redshirt junior John Klanac said. The Buckeyes also understand that the entire team needs to play well for it to succeed. “Everyone understood their roles on the team,” Kehoe said. Especially at the end of the long season, the rest of the team is there to pick each other up when someone isn’t playing to their potential, Klanac said. “We don’t let anyone slack off,” Sangrey said. The Buckeyes face Ball State tonight at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

first_imgFrom the same people that brought us the RC Flying Ghost for Halloween is a new RC flying project dedicated to November and Thanksgiving.Using some spare quadrocopter parts zip tied onto a frame of metal coat hangers, Utah Aerials added several pieces of poster board and then decorated their contraption with spray paint, feathers, and pipe cleaners to create the first Remote Control Flying Turkey.AdChoices广告But this is no ordinary flying turkey, oh no. Adding to the holiday shenanigans the crew installed the ability for this RC flying gobbler to drop payloads of pumpkin pies on unsuspecting victims.  As seen in the video, their pie dropping aim needs a little more work, but the proof-of-concept is there, and with some practice they’ll be handing out some sweet justice.Wonder what Utah Aerials will be doing for Christmas this year – a flying RC lighted tree perhaps? Now that would also be awesome.YouTube, via DVICE.last_img read more

first_img Source: Met Éireann/Twitter Share139 Tweet Email1 By Hayley Halpin There’s a wet and windy weekend ahead as Status Yellow warnings issued Have your umbrella at the ready. 18 Comments Wind warning issuedStatus: YellowLocation: Donegal, Galway, Mayo and KerryValid: Sat. 7am to Sun. 3am— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 12, 2019 Friday 12 Apr 2019, 10:24 PM Short URLcenter_img Image: Sasko Lazarov via IT LOOKS SET to be a cold and wet weekend as wind and rainfall warnings have been issued. A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry.The warning will kick in at 7am tomorrow morning and remain valid until 3am on Sunday. Southeast winds will at times reach mean speeds of between 50 and 65km/h with gusts of between 90 and 100km/h. Winds will be strongest in coastal areas, according to Met Éireann. A Status Yellow rainfall warning has also been issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry. This warning kicks in at 6pm tomorrow and will remain valid until 6pm on Sunday. Met Éireann has said between 25 and 45mm of rainfall is expected, with a potential of higher amounts in mountainous areas.  54,462 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Looking at the forecast in general, it is expected to be mostly dry overnight with a little patchy rain near western and southwestern coasts. Tomorrow is due to be a cool and blustery day. It will be mostly cloudy over the western half of the country, but some hazy sunny spells will occur in some eastern areas. Many areas will be dry, however, rain is due to develop in southwestern areas and along the west coast during the afternoon. Temperatures will range between 8 to 11 degrees. Met Éireann says the rain will continue on Saturday night over Munster, Connacht and western parts of Leinster. It will remain largely dry elsewhere. Sunday is forecast to be a cold day with further rain across Munster and Connacht. It will again remain largely dry elsewhere.The rain is to become lighter and more intermittent as the day moves on. Temperatures will range between 6 and 9 degrees with a brisk southeast wind. It looks like most areas will be dry on Sunday night but rain is set to continue on west and southwest coasts.Rain is likely to hit the country again on Monday in many areas with the heaviest rain in the west and southwest. Apr 12th 2019, 10:24 PM Image: Sasko Lazarov via RollingNews.ielast_img read more

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target The Berlin Tierpark zoo just debuted its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old cutie who might become Germany’s next fur baby starlet.On Friday, the unnamed cub, which was born at the zoo on Dec. 1, was allowed to leave her indoor cage for the first time, Associated Press reported. The cub enjoyed playing with her mom, Tonja, and swimming in a small pond. According to the zoo, the cub is “developing well,” and now, zoo visitors will be able to see her on a daily basis.Kleiner #Eisbär on Tour: Eisbärin Tonja unternahm heute zusammen mit ihrem #Nachwuchs den ersten großen Ausflug auf die Außenanlage. Es wurde neugierig alles erkundet, viel geschwommen und liebevoll gekuschelt! Ab Samstag können Besucher die Beiden im #TierparkBerlin sehen.— Zoo Tierpark Berlin (@zooberlin) March 15, 2019In January, the zoo announced the birth of the adorable cub and captured a video of it opening its eyes for the first time, which went viral on social media. The cub, which was born blind and deaf, wasn’t able to see or hear for about a month.Und ab geht es ins #Wasser. Die gerade einmal 3,5 Monate junge #Eisbärin fühlt sich pudelwohl. #Mama Tonja lässt ihr Kleines dabei natürlich nicht aus den Augen. #TierparkBerlin #Berlin #Eisbären— Zoo Tierpark Berlin (@zooberlin) March 15, 2019Tonja, the cub’s mamma, has enjoyed taking care of her baby, and now, due to the warmer weather, they’ll be spending much more time together.For more updates on Tonja and her cute cub, follow the Berlin Tierpark zoo on Twitter.More on Cute Polar Bear Cub Opens Its Eyes for the First TimeHow Wild Apes React to Camera Traps Left by ScientistsNew, Clone-Like Spiders Found in Colombia Named After ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooperslast_img read more

first_imgVancouver’s only local radio station, KXRW-FM, revealed last week that some local listeners might tune in and hear different voices through the airwaves soon.Portland radio company Bustos Media has applied to broadcast on the same frequency — 99.9 FM — and its feed from across the Columbia River may overpower some of the local transmissions.Radio industry experts say it’s not an uncommon occurrence, but KXRW worries that it could be a setback for the young, volunteer-run station.“It’s pretty nerve-wracking,” said Susan Galaviz, chair of the radio station’s board of directors. The station launched in March to highlight politics, events and music in Southwest Washington.“It took all of our efforts” to get launched, she said. “Our whole goal is to have a platform to educate and inform folks, and we were just starting to have all local Vancouver musicians on who never have their music on the radio. You can imagine what a bummer it would be if we can’t be heard in Vancouver.”last_img read more

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – President Trump is asking files to be prepared for pardoning several US Military members accused of, or convicted of, war crimes.  Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher is believed to be among those being considered for a pardon by the President.His attorney, Tim Parlatore spoke to KUSI’s Logan Byrnes today about that and the upcoming trial which is scheduled to begin next Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day. Updated: 3:36 PM Posted: May 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Eddie Gallagher FacebookTwitter Attorney for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher explains the possibility of a pardon by President Trump May 20, 2019last_img read more

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A family was burned out of their Davie home, Wednesday.The blaze began near Davie Road and Southwest 39th Court.According to officials, heavy flames gutted one of the bedrooms when fire crews arrived, but they were able to get ahead of it.“We were able to get in, knock the fire down pretty quick,” said Davie Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Diferdinando. “The fire was pretty extensive inside, but we were able to move around and get a lot of the fire knocked down pretty quick, before the roof collapsed or anything like that.”Nobody was reportedly home at the time.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are searching for a group of robbers they believe are responsible for targeting women walking out of Publix supermarkets in Plantation and, in one case, even following a 74-year-old shopper back to her gated community, earlier this week.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the first in the string of robberies took place outside the Publix at 1181 S. University Drive, Sunday, at around 6:20 p.m. Investigators said a woman was loading groceries into the trunk of her car when a black Nissan pulled up behind her. A man then got out of the vehicle and pepper-sprayed her before snatching her purse.Officials said, after the victim had her car towed back to her house, it was stolen from her driveway. That car has since been recovered.About an hour after the first theft, a woman leaving the Publix at 8101 W. Sunrise Blvd. was approached by a man and a woman who had gotten out of a dark colored vehicle. Investigators said they pepper-sprayed her, stole her purse and fled in the dark colored vehicle.Tuesday afternoon, a black Nissan approached two women leaving the Outback restaurant, located at 1823 North Pine Island Road, and struck one of them in the thigh. A man then exited the vehicle and hit that victim in the head with closed fists. Two women then got out of the Nissan and attacked the other victim.Detectives said a cellphone was taken during this robbery. The victims sustained minor injuries.Wednesday night, a black Nissan rear-ended the vehicle of a 74-year-old woman who was driving home from the Publix at Northwest 69th Avenue and West Broward Boulevard, as the victim entered El Dorado Estates, where she resides. Surveillance video captured the Nissan following closely behind the victim’s car prior to the impact.The victim’s husband, Al Reidel, described to 7News what the man and woman who, police said, got out of the Nissan, did to his wife after she got out of her car to survey the damage. “He punched her in the face the first time and then punched her again, so her nose is all blown up, you know,” he said. “She fell down, and the guy got in [her] car and sped off.”Investigators said the female subject got back into the Nissan, and both robbers then fled the scene with the victim’s purse. The victim’s car was later recovered.BSO officials said they are also investigating a fifth purse-snatching outside of a Publix at 3102 Griffin Road, in Dania Beach, Tuesday. Investigators said the victim was walking back to her car when a heavy-set woman pepper-sprayed her face and tried to grab her purse. They struggled for some time before the female assailant punched the victim in the face. A male subject then grabbed the purse, and the robbers fled in a car.A spokesperson for Publix released a statement that reads in part, “We are fully cooperating with the Plantation Police Department and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in their ongoing investigation.”Police are looking for a black Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows.If you have any information on any of these robberies, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more