The Minister said that more tests will be carried out and legal action will be taken against the soft drinks company accused of contaminating the water. Water Supply and Drainage Minister Rauff Hakeem today assured the public in Colombo that the water distributed to their homes was safe.He said that tests conducted so far on the Kelani river water had found that the recent contamination of the water had been caused by furnace oil. Hakeem said that advice has been sought from the Attorney General’s Department to take legal action against the Coca Cola company. He also said that further tests are being carried out on the environmental impact caused by the contamination while the police are also conducting investigations. (Colombo Gazette)
- Ibrahimovic backs up talk with hat-trick masterpiece
When Zlatan Ibrahimovic brashly proclaimed this week that he was without question the best player in Major League Soccer, even as Carlos Vela is in the midst of the best season in league history, it sounded like the kind of talk that even the superstar Swede would have some trouble backing up.Well, leave it to Ibrahimovic to walk the walk after talking the talk. The LA Galaxy star scored a hat-trick, including a pair of stunning strikes, to give the Galaxy a resounding 3-2 LA derby triumph over Vela’s Los Angeles FC on Friday night.It was the kind of display that suddenly made his proclamation that he was a “Ferrari among Fiats” in MLS a hard one to find fault with, even if the Ferrari doesn’t always hit the kind of top gear we saw on Friday. At his best, Ibrahimovic is still capable of destroying a defense, even one as reliable as LAFC’s usually is. LAFC hadn’t given up more than two goals to any opponent this season, boasting the stingiest defense in the league with 17 goals allowed in 20 matches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Then came Zlatan to add another stunning chapter to the relatively young rivalry he had already put his stamp on with an unforgettable double in his MLS debut a year ago. Back then, when Ibrahimovic signaled his MLS arrival with a jaw-dropping goal from 40 yards away, it felt like the kind of performance he wouldn’t be able to top while with the Galaxy.Consider it topped after Friday’s triple, which began with a highlight-reel caliber masterpiece, and ended with a long-range blast that sealed a victory that wasn’t just important because of the bragging rights in Los Angeles, but also because the Galaxy had been in a prolonged funk that had seen them lose seven of their past 11, including a pair of ugly defeats against the San Jose Earthquakes.ARE YOU KIDDING [email protected]_official levels the game in style! #LAvLAFC pic.twitter.com/Q9VUeKZ13f— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 20, 2019 Part of the Galaxy’s struggles could be pinned on missing Jonathan Dos Santos and Uriel Antuna during the Gold Cup, but Ibrahimovic also deserved some of the blame for some lackluster performances.Perhaps the old lion needed something to get him going, and it came in the form of a date with LAFC, the best team in MLS, and an opponent that could bring the best out of Ibrahimovic. He took dead aim at LAFC’s best player in Vela — who is putting together an MVP season — and ran the real risk of providing the kind of bulletin board material that could motivate an LAFC that hasn’t exactly needed much help in tearing up opponents.It’s clear that the talk served its purpose in motivating Ibrahimovic himself to have to live up to the big talk he delivered in the lead-up to Friday’s derby. The question is whether that performance will mean more than a one-game statement for a Galaxy side that has underperformed.🎩 🎩 🎩@Ibra_official’s second MLS career hat trick! pic.twitter.com/FDegsRqlJW— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 20, 2019 Is Ibrahimovic ready to dominate more consistently, which is what Vela has been doing all season with LAFC? He can claim bragging rights for now, but if LAFC continues to run away with the league, and the Galaxy continue to struggle with consistency, the significance of Friday’s masterpiece will fade.That said, Friday’s victory could be the kind of result that inspires the Galaxy and spark a run at an MLS Cup title that had been starting to feel like it is LAFC’s to lose.Friday’s loss doesn’t change LAFC’s status as title favorites, but it should slow down any talk disputing Ibrahimovic’s status as the best player in MLS. Vela is putting together what may wind up being the best season in MLS history, and he will have plenty of time to bolster his own case to the label, but after Friday’s hat-trick, it’s difficult to deny Ibrahimovic’s claim to the crown of Best in MLS.
- Bombardier delays first flight of Learjet 85 due to software issue
MONTREAL – Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) has delayed the first flight of its new Learjet 85 business jet because of an undisclosed systems issue that will require a software update.The company said Wednesday the fix could take “several days or longer” and did not provide a new date for the flight, which was postponed last week due in part to poor weather.Spokeswoman Annie Cossette said Bombardier discovered the issue as part of the routine and ongoing review process that’s part of first flight preparation.She said a technical team is now focused on fixing the problem, but provided no further details.The flight was delayed last Thursday because of conditions, she added, and while “weather was one factor, it was not the only factor.”In addition to the Learjet 85, Bombardier is putting its new CSeries commercial jet through flight testing before receiving certification and entry into service.The Learjet 85 was initially expected to enter service this summer, but that timeline has now changed. A new date is expected to be announced after the first flight. Bombardier delays first flight of Learjet 85 due to software issue AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 26, 2014 10:46 am MDT