Four people were killed in separate road accidents in Dhamrai, Savar, Narail’s Kalia upazila and Munshiganj on Saturday.Police identified the deceased as Md Ali Arshaf, a retired army officer from Barishal, Md Mosharraf Hossain, son of Munayem Gazi of Patuakhali, Ekramul Sheikh, son of Rizzak Sheikh of Narail and Md Mostofa of Bhola.Ashulia police sub-inspector Jaminur Rahman said Arshaf was killed after being run over by a speeding bus on Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Nabinagar in the morning.In a separate accident, Mosharraf was killed and four others were injured after the microbus they were travelling in overturned at Dhamrai, said sub-inspector Promoj of Dhamrai police station.Meanwhile, Anwar Hossain, in-charge of Kalia police station, said peddled-van driver Ekramul was killed and two others were injured after a brick-laden vehicle ran them over at Chowrasta area around 11:00am.The injured – Minhaj Gazi and Razina Khanam – were admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital in critical condition, the OC added.Mostofa was killed when a brick crushing machine fell into ditch at Pauldia area, said dub-inspector Niranjan Ray of Sirajdikhan police station.
US president Donald Trump attends the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on 21 June 2019. Photo: AFPAn advice columnist for Elle fashion magazine said Friday that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the dressing room of a New York department store more than two decades ago, an accusation swiftly denied by the US president.According to E. Jean Carroll, the rape occurred in either 1995 or 1996, when Trump was a prominent real estate developer and she was a well-known magazine writer and host of a television show.The account, revealed in an excerpt of Carroll’s latest book and published Friday by New York magazine, makes her at least the 16th woman to have accused Trump of sexual misconduct before he became president.Trump reacted with a statement saying he’d never met Carroll, and that the incident “never happened.”Carroll, 75, says she ran into Trump at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan while they were both shopping.She says that in an initially friendly encounter, Trump asked her for advice on buying a piece of lingerie for an unnamed woman. Then jokingly, they each suggested that the other should try it on.”The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips,” Carroll wrote.Pinning her against the wall, Carroll says, Trump proceeded to pull down her tights, unzip his pants and penetrate her — all while himself fully dressed — until she finally managed to push him out and run from the dressing room.Carroll never went to the police because, she said, she was afraid of repercussions.Carroll wrote that she did not come forward sooner because she was afraid of “receiving death threats, being driven from my home, being dismissed, being dragged through the mud.””Joining the 15 women who’ve come forward with credible stories about how the man grabbed, badgered, belittled, mauled, molested and assaulted them, only to see the man turn it around, deny, threaten, and attack them, never sounded like much fun,” she wrote.Trump shot back that Carroll was an attention seeker.”I’ve never met this person in my life. She is trying to sell a new book –that should indicate her motivation,” he said in a statement. “It should be sold in the fiction section.”He also said that New York magazine is a “dying publication” and had tried to “prop itself up by peddling fake news.”The magazine quoted a senior White House official saying that the accusation “was created simply to make the president look bad,” while Trump asked if Carroll had links to his opponents in the Democratic party.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global November 6, 2014 3 min read Sure, morning yoga sound like a fabulous idea. That is, until you think about having to get to the studio across town for your 7 a.m. class. Add to that that stress of showering and battling rush hour traffic to get to the office by 9 a.m., and the whole idea sounds anything but relaxing and peaceful.Now one company has figured out a way to bring the yoga studio to you — sort of. It’s developed a yoga mat that works as your instructor. Called Smart Mat, the high-tech yoga accessory gives you step-by-step instructions on what to do during your morning yoga, just as if you were with a real instructor. Even better, it knows what you’re doing and offers real-time suggestions on how to improve your posture and perfect different moves.Related: Bat-Like Technology Is Giving the ‘White Cane’ a Much-Deserved UpgradeThe SmartMat makes the magic happen through a series of built-in sensors. First, it makes sure your hands and feet are in the right position on the mat. Next, it focuses on your on your balance. The mat has a baseline reading for each pose and combines it with what it’s learned about you and your body over time to determine the optimal balance for you in each position.The mat has a mode with built-in workout options (that are read aloud from your phone or tablet) for home yoga, and can also be used in a class setting so you can monitor your balance and position in situations where an instructor might not be able to give you the one-on-one attention that you need to improve.Related: This Mighty Exoskeleton Can Give You Superhuman Strength (Sort Of)When it ships next year, the accompanying iOS and Android app for the mat will come with a number of different poses and classes built in. After its initial release, SmartMat plans to allow yoga instructors, or “yogrammers,” to create their own sequences for the app as well. Those instructors will be able to record classes, complete with audio and visual cues and corrections, for an experience similar to attending that instructor’s class.SmartMat is on IndieGoGo trying raise money for production. The project has already smashed through its initial goal of $110,000 and has raised a little more than a quarter of a million dollars so far, with around a month of fundraising left to go.If you want your own SmartMat you can pre-order one now on IndieGoGo for $297, a $150 discount off its planned retail price of $447.Related: It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. No, It’s a Flying Car (Finally)! Register Now »