Harris confirms JCA presidency bid

first_imgJamaica Cricket Association (JCA) secretary, Fritz Harris, has confirmed that he intends to run for the office of president of the organisation.A two-year, two-term secretary of the association, Harris is set to square-off with incumbent president, Billy Heaven.Harris was one of Heaven’s campaign directors when he was elected to office two years ago.”Yes, it’s true. I will be running for the position of president,” noted Harris.Harris was also the secretary of previous president, Lyndel Wright, who served one term.Heaven, head of the government-run Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund, was criticised last year for not supporting the candidacy of the Jamaican, Dave Cameron, for the post of president of the West Indies Cricket Board.The JCA membership, at their annual general meeting, thereafter, subsequently rescinded the stance that was taken by Heaven and the board of directors.Heaven, among his list of accomplishments, has overseen the implementation of artificial lights at Sabina Park.The next JCA annual general meeting and election of officers is scheduled to be held by June this year.last_img read more

WATCH: Former Newcastle, Chelsea and West Ham star floored by referee

first_imgAlways thought Demba Ba was good at putting himself around on the football pitch? This video could make you think again! The former Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham striker, 30, is currently plying his trade in China with Shanghai Shenhua. The Senegalese international was playing for his club when he collided with the match official in the centre circle – see above!last_img

QPR v Preston: Hoilett in as Warnock makes changes, PNE duo out

first_imgJunior Hoilett has been given a starting place for QPR’s game against Preston – one of a number changes made by interim boss Neil Warnock.Former Rangers manager Warnock, back in charge following this week’s sacking of Chris Ramsey, has also restored Sandro and Leroy Fer to the side and moved Karl Henry to right-back in place of the suspended James Perch.Preston, meanwhile, are without the suspended John Welsh, while Greg Cunningham has picked up a knock.QPR: Green, Henry, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Faurlin, Sandro, Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Austin.Subs: Smithies, Chery, Emmanuel-Thomas, Luongo, Angella, Tozser, Polter.Preston: Pickford, Vermijl, Woods, Wright, Huntington, Reach, Browne, Johnson, Gallagher, Garner, Doyle.Subs: Kirkland, Davies, Brownhill, Kilkenny, May, Keane, Hugill.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Three infants die in Raipur hospital

first_imgThree infants died in a government-run hospital in Raipur on Sunday, allegedly due to disruption in oxygen supply.The government however denied that a drop in the pressure of the oxygen being supplied had anything to do with the deaths, which were reported between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. “It is true that the children died but not because of oxygen issue,” said R. Prassanna, the director of Chhattisgarh’s Health department. He conceded that pressure of the oxygen being supplied in the B.R. Ambedkar hospital dropped. But that occurred due to a mistake on a mechanic’s part, he explained. “Yesterday [Sunday], there was a drop in oxygen pressure at the hospital due to the wrongdoing of the mechanic. But oxygen supply did not stop. Immediately when there was a drop in pressure, the Chief Medical Officer and the Superintendent were informed. They immediately intervened and sorted out the issue. The deaths of children are due to [other] illnesses.”In inebriated conditionThe operator in charge of monitoring oxygen supply, however, was suspended immediately “for dereliction of duty”. He was later arrested by the police. Some health officials claimed that the operator — Ravi Chandra — was in an inebriated condition and was sleeping when the oxygen pressure dropped.With this incident coming a week after the deaths of infants at a hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Raman Singh immediately took cognisance of news reports about the deaths and ordered a probe. Meanwhile, the parents of one of the deceased infants claimed that the authorities did not inform them about their child’s death. They said that they came to know of it from news reports.last_img read more

New Principals for TCI Government Schools

first_img Related Items:clement howell school, eliza simons school, enid capron school, turks caicos schools Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe three new principals and one new vice prinicipal for the government school system … and a woman will take over at the helm at CHHS. Mrs Kadean Cunningham named by the DP and Minister of Education for the job of running the country’s largest school … Juliet Arthur Thelwell is the new principal for Grand Turk’s Eliza Simons Primary…. And two on top at Enid Capron Primary in Five Cays… Sophia Garland is named acting principal, while Abigail Delancy is the acting VP. Former ECPS principal Rachel Taylor, according to the Minister’s remarks will return to this post in two years, once done with her study leave. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Private Schools Opened in Turks & Caicoslast_img read more

Israel manager has called for a real fight against Scotland

first_imgAccording to Andreas Herzog, both teams need a win to get promoted to the UEFA Nations League B and a chance for a playoff spot for the 2020 EuroIsrael and Scotland are tied on first-place in the UEFA Nations League C Group 1 with six points.But thanks to the tiebreaker rule, Israel only needs a tie with the Scotts to get promoted to League B.On the other hand, only a win gives Scotland a chance for a playoff spot for the 2020 Euro Championship.“First we have to go out and give the Scottish team a real battle,” said Israel manager Andreas Herzog according to Sky Sports.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.“That is what’s key at Hampden Park.”“If we are not aggressive and cannot match the energy then it will be a tough game for us. We all know it is a great chance for us,” he added.“We are in first place in the group and we want to keep that position. We have to be ready for a lot of different circumstances and we have had a good preparation so far.”“From the beginning, we expect Scotland to put a lot of pressure on us and that’s why we need to be confident, calm and smart in possession,” he explained.“If we are able to create chances it will be a different thinking from the Scottish team and then it is an open game.”last_img read more

ACC spares influentials in Farmers Bank scam

first_imgLogo of Anti Corruption Commission. File photoThe Anti-Corruption Commission is avoiding influential people in its investigation of the Farmers Bank scam, like it did in certain previous scams.Though ACC launched its investigation against the bank’s audit committee chairman Mahabubul Haque Chisty, it remains silent about the bank’s former chairman and former home minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir.This is nothing new. Earlier, ACC filed 61 cases regarding the Basic Bank scam but its former chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bachchu was not named in the cases though Bangladesh Bank and the finance ministry in their reports held Bachchu responsible. No names of the bank’s executive committee members were mentioned in the cases either. Only after directives from the court, ACC interrogated Bachchu to an extent.Bangladesh Bank in a report has held Farmers Bank’s former chairman Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir and ex-chairman of its executive committee Mahabubul Haque Chisty largely responsible for the scams. The report also mentioned that they took share from the loans the clients took from the bank and the report mentioned this as unethical.ACC has been investigating the Farmers Bank scam since last year. As part of this investigation, ACC has put an embargo on Mahabubul Haque Chisty, his five family members and 17 others including former top officials of the bank, from of leaving the country. However, the former chairman of the bank Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir was not the embargo list.On Tuesday, ACC deputy director Shamsul Alam sent a letter to the police’s special branch additional inspector general.The letter stated that it was investigating the Farmers Bank scam and it has learnt from reliable sources that the accused are trying to leave the country along with their families. It said that it believes it is necessary to stop them from leaving the country. The name, address, passport number and national identification number of all the accused persons were mentioned in the letter.The accused mentioned in the letter include Mahabubul Haque Chisty, his wife Ruji  Chisty, son Rashedul Haque Chisty, daughter Rimi Chisty, brother Majedul Haque Chisty, daughter-in-law Farhana Ahmed, Farmers Bank former managing director AKM Shamim, deputy managing director Abdul Motaleb Pathowari, senior executive vice president Gazi Salahuddin, executive vice president Mohammad Jahangir Alam Majumder, Senior vice president Ziauddin Ahmed, vice president Md. Lutful Haque and Monirul Haque, first vice president Md. Mofazzol Hossain, assistant vice president Shamsul Alam Bhuiyan, officer Mahbub Ahmed and Zakir Hossain.Despite repeated attempts, ACC spokesperson and secretary Shamsul Arefin could not be reached for comment.When contacted, former Bangladesh Bank deputy governor Khondoker Ibrahim Khaled said that as there is information in the Bangladesh Bank report that Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir might have been involved in the scam.“As such, it is reasonable to take similar measures against everyone who is involved in an incident. Otherwise, there will be questions about the Anti Corruption Commission,” he said. Transparency International Bangladesh executive director Iftekharuzzaman said that as per the reports of Bangladesh Bank, the involvement of the bank’s former chairman cannot be denied and so if he is not included in the investigation, there is a scope of raising questions.He said that people hope that the investigation on Farmers Bank scam is never based on partial informationFormer home minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir’s Farmers Bank got approval on political grounds in 2012. There were many irregularities in the bank from the beginning. There was huge liquidity crisis in the bank. The crisis forced its chairman Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir and Mahabubul Haque Chisty to leave their post from the banks. They even resigned from its director posts. Bangladesh Bank also terminated the bank’s managing director A K M Shamim.last_img read more

2019 WC set to be 10team format Richardson

first_imgICC’s chief executive officer Dave Richardson on Sunday said the game’s governing body is all set to prune the number of teams from 14 to 10 for the next Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in England in 2019.There is a possibility that the ICC World T20 will be made a 16-team event which would encourage some of the lower rung teams to get a taste of competitive cricket. The members of the ICC Executive Board will be meeting here on Monday for a “Strategic Review Meeting” in which the members are likely to agree to a 10-team format rather than existing 14 team structure, which makes it a cumbersome seven-week long tournament with a number of inconsequential matches.  Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for Jadeja“The way we are going, I believe we need to consolidate things to ensure that there is more competition amongst teams at the highest level. If we get a 10-team World Cup, all 10 teams must be capable of winning the tournament,” Richardson told PTI during an exclusive interview. “Like in 1992, we had a nine-team format, where everyone played each other. It was by far the most exciting World Cup where it was difficult to predict the four semi-finalists. So we are hopeful that 10-team format might work,” the former South Africa wicketkeeper sounded positive about the downsizing of teams. Also Read – Endeavour is to facilitate smooth transition: ShastriRichardson said ICC’s main aim would be to have a “more targeted approach where the countries doing well should be rewarded adequately”. “If we have Test cricket, our aim is to make sure that all our 10 Full Members are capable of beating each other. Similarly, the ICC thinks that World T20 must be a tournament featuring something in the range of 16 countries. We want a targetted approach in order to create more competitive teams at the higher level. Teams like Ireland and Afghanistan need to be rewarded,” he said.last_img read more

Teen suicide in Kurseong Police probe possible links to Momo game

first_imgDarjeeling: Debate over whether the class 12 student was coerced by the “Momo” game to commit suicide raged in the Hills.On August 20, an 18-year-old student Manish Sarki went missing in his hometown —Kurseong. Sarki was a Class 12 commerce student. When Manish did not return home until 9 pm, his anxious parents and neighbours launched a search operation for him. Later, he was found hanging inside a pig sty located at St. Mary’s Hill in Kurseong.On the walls of the pig sty, there were symbols and words spray painted such as — ‘Illuminati’ ‘Doped’, ‘Hanged Man’ and the name of a girl. “My son is a victim of the ‘Momo game.’ He was an obedient boy and good in studies. He would stay indoors most of the time and used to spend a lot of time playing games on his cell phone. I have lost my son,” stated Chandramaya Sarki, mother of the deceased. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeArvin Ghatani, a friend of the deceased also feels the same. “Manish used to play a lot of internet games specially on social media sites. The symbols and the images found on the walls of the pig sty also appear on the Momo game app,” stated Ghatani.”We did not recover any suicide note. The cell phone belonging to the deceased will be examined by cyber experts. Following this, it can be ascertained whether the death was prompted by the suicide game,” stated Harikrishna Pai, Additional Superintendent of Police, Kurseong.last_img read more

Bringing out the best from vineyards

first_imgInniskillin Icewine, recognised as one of the world’s great wines, is truly winter’s gift to wine lovers. The city got a taste of the best wine when a gala evening was held on the occasion of the launch and wine tasting of a brand of Icewine at the Canada House in the national Capital. Harvested at the pinnacle of Canada’s crisp winter, the grapes which are naturally frozen on the vine, are picked when the temperature drops to -10 degree celcius. Only a few drops of luscious nectar can be squeezed from each bunch, which is then expertly guided through fermentation to achieve this rich and alluring speciality of wine known as Icewine. During their long hang time on the vine, Icewine grapes develop intense flavours and aromas. The resulting wine is complex, rich and luscious on the palate and is balanced with brilliant acidity that leaves one craving for more.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Emma Hammson, Regional Director of Asia-Constellation Brands, said: “We are very proud to be the owners and ambassadors of one of the Canadian finest Wines Exporters. Our wines have recognition and put Canada on the Map as the home of world’s finest wines”.  The evening saw high profile guests including the Canadian High Commissioner-Nadir Patel; Andres Barbe, Ambassador of Chile; Yogesh Mathur, President of Moser Baer; Amit Lohani, President of FIFI and many more.last_img read more