SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Not even a sensational beaver-trick by former Jamaica and West Indies left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie could prevent Gemini Arabians from pulling off a 12-run victory over Sagittarius Strikers in the Masters Champions League here yesterday.The 31-year-old, who played the last of his 12 Twenty20 Internationals two years ago, grabbed four consecutive wickets off the first four balls of the final over to help restrict a rampant Arabians to 224 for seven off their 20 overs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.Opting to bat first, Arabians were propelled by Indian opener Virender Sehwag who belted 134 off 63 balls, with ten fours and 11 sixes.He put on 86 for the first wicket with South African Jacques Rudolph who hit 27 and a further 135 for the second wicket with Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara who scored 51 from 33 deliveries.Recently retired West Indies left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul was unbeaten on one from two deliveries at the end.SUPERB OVERSSantokie, who had taken one wicket in an earlier spell, finished with five for 30 in a superb four-over spell to be the leading bowler for Strikers.He bowled Sangakkara with the first ball of the over and then proceeded to remove Brad Hodge, Justin Kemp and Naved-ul-Hasan all without scoring, while conceding just one run from the final over of the innings.In reply, Imran Farhat stroked 52 from 32 deliveries, Yasir Hameed, 41 from 22 balls with a four and four sixes and Yasir Arafat a 16-ball 32 with four sixes, but Strikers still slumped to 177 for nine in the 18th over.However, Santokie arrived to smash an unbeaten 23 from nine balls with three sixes in a 35-run, last wicket stand with Shane Bond who got 12 not out, as Strikers came up short in the end.
The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and other local law enforcement agencies are working closely with overseas counterparts to crack down on the local drug trafficking network as investigations into the arrest of Guyanese businessman Shervington Lovell continues.Lovell was arrested along with two others on Thursday morning on drug trafficking charges at the Normal Manley International Airport in Jamaica after arriving on a Fly Jamaica flight from Guyana.According to information reaching Guyana Times the men appeared in a Kingston court on Thursday and Lovell has filed proceedings to fight the extradition case, filed by the United States law enforcement.This was confirmed by a source close to CANU.Lovell is the co-owner of Tower Hotel on Main Street, Georgetown.Meanwhile, the source added that efforts are continuing to crackdown on the drug trafficking network in Guyana.Police Commissioner Leslie James recently told reporters that the Police Force is assiduously working with sister-law enforcement agencies to get those “big drug traffickers”.“We are fully aware of our mandate and as long as we get leads to track down drug traffickers, that is it, they will have to answer questions. We are not afraid of those large drug traffickers,” the Commissioner lamented.Guyana Times understands that the hotelier is expected to face several charged of drug trafficking along with money laundering.A vessel, property of Lovell, was also intercepted which is suspected to be used by the businessman to ship the illicit drugs from Jamaica to St Maarten.
Belgium and Spain registered contrasting wins in their respective Pool A matches at the Hockey World League Final in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.Belgium continued their excellent form in this tournament, thrashing Netherlands 3-0 while Spain rode on a couple of late goals to beat Argentina 2-1.The result sees Belgium consolidate the top spot in the pool with nine points, having won all three of their matches.Spain meanwhile, held onto the second spot with six points from three matches. Argentina and Netherlands are at the bottom with a single point each.Belgium did not face too much of a challenge from the Dutch, who have been extremely lacklustre in this tournament.Loick Luypaert (19th, 30th minutes) converted a couple of penalty corners in the second quarter to put Belgium in the driver’s seat.Tom Boon (32nd) scored off another penalty corner early in the third quarter to boost Belgium’s tally.Earlier in the day, Matias Paredes gave Argentina the lead with a field goal in the 21st minute.The Spaniards however, staged a dramatic comeback in the final quarter with Pau Quemada (50th) and Josep Romeu (59th) helping them earn all three points.
Impossible choices are being made every single day by the more than 125 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance around the globe. To spark action ahead of the first-ever World Humanitarian summit, the United Nations (UN) has launched a global, interactive digital experience that aims to inspire commitment to meaningful change in the name of humanity.Video: Impossible choicesThe digital challenge at Impossible Choices.org features a three-minute, online journey based on real experiences people in crises often face. At the end of the online experience, users can share results across their respective social platforms and call upon global leadership to attend the Summit, and take bold action.“Arguably one of the most powerful tools at our disposal today is social media – it can give a voice to the voiceless, create instant awareness and drive change in ways never before seen around the world,” said Stephen O’Brien, UN Humanitarian Chief. “With Impossible Choices, we are calling upon the digitally-connected to help create a movement towards showing world leaders that the world is looking to them to make bold decisions and act for the good of humanity.”Celebrity influencers have also joined the call to action with a powerful short film highlighting the current global humanitarian crisis. Global stars, including Daniel Craig, Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson, Cody Simpson, Big Sean, Michael Douglas, Alfre Woodard, Yara Shahidi, Mallika Sherawat, Catarina Furtado and Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, speak passionately to the current refugee crisis and, together with thought-provoking footage of the ongoing plight of displaced people, address the core struggles and impossible choices being faced daily by men, women and children around the globe who are homeless, without healthcare or education and being subjected to constant violence.The announcements will be broadcast on Turkish Airlines flights, a World Humanitarian Summit Sponsor, and across social media throughout the month of May leading up to the Summit.In an effort to ensure the campaign maintains the most authentic possible voice, the UN has also appointed 20 Champions for Humanity, a group of influential individuals – from CEOs to photographers, philanthropists to entertainers – to kick-off the Impossible Choices campaign and gather support from within their networks.Today is just the start. Impossible Choices aims to build momentum towards the World Humanitarian Summit, set to take place in Istanbul from May 23 – 24. The Summit is the result of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s three years of consultations with more than 23,000 people in 150 countries. It will bring together heads of state, business leaders, civil society representatives, and humanitarian workers to create clear, actionable goals for change, grounded in the one value that unites us all: our common humanity.For more information about the World Humanitarian Summit, go to www.worldhumanitariansummit.org. To take Impossible Choices the three-minute challenge, go to www.impossiblechoices.org.
Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 8, 2017 – Providenciales –My people from across the length nd breadth of our beautiful by nature Turks and Caicos, it is indeed an honour for me to address you today, as we join the billions of people across the world in celebrating International Women’s Day. Whilst as you Premier, and as a woman, I support the daily recognition of our women, as wives, as mothers, as sisters, as daughters, and as friends, today is especially marked for the reminiscence of the women who throughout time have endured the struggle and those who led and fought the fight for equality within their nations. Industrially, it has been a long but good fight for the women of many countries and indeed it has been a victorious fight for the women of these Turks and Caicos Islands.Over the years we have witnessed the evolution of the role of the woman from predominance in the home, to predominance in the school, to predominance in the workplace, and in recent years, predominance in politics. In fact, the non-traditional role of the woman has overtaken the role of males in many aspects and the paradigm shift has seen gender inequality tipping towards the male in 2017.Whilst our success as women industrially is significant and should be celebrated, we must also strive to strike and maintain the balance as the career professional woman and the nurturer family woman to ensure that there is no renunciation of our role in the home and the society, and that we continue to play our part as mothers, wives and as participants in civic and social organizations.We must continue to support the family unit realizing that, as feminists, we are ultimately responsible for the teaching and nurturing of our children through love, kindness, helpfulness and as the weavers of the moral and social fabric of our society.In recognition of the role that women play in our lives, we must also recommit to the support, edification and protection of our women. We must make every effort to ensure proper legislations, policies and facilities are in place and functional for the protection of our women. I am therefore calling on Governments the world over to do our utmost to ensure that our women and our girls are protected from domestic abuse and violence, and protected from rape, molestation and other sexual offences.Finally, let us also ensure that we continue to provide the fundamental access to systems and programs that will support female development and success, today an long into the future, so that we, as women, continue to be lifted up, honored, supported and recognized for the profound role that we play the world over and especially in these beautiful by nature Turks and Caicos Islands.Press release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo
ReutersWith a great deal of talk about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future doing the rounds, a very prominent Indian voice, and the most beautiful one arguably, has asked the veteran cricketer to not hang up his boots and continue representing India.In a tweet, the Lata Mangeshkar, the most famous playback singer of the country, wrote: “Namaskar M S Dhoni ji. Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke aap retire hona chahte hain. Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye. Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.” (“These days, I am hearing that you want to retire. Please don’t think like this. The country needs your skills and it is my request also that you don’t allow the thought of retirement to enter your mind.”)The Bharat Ratna awardee is not a frequent tweeter and only expresses her views on social media on rare occasions. The fact that she felt the need to address MSD and express, in such a respectful manner, her desire to see him continue as an Indian player makes this appeal very special, perhaps at par with any complement that Dhoni has got in his career. Let’s see if Mahi responds to her.
.An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN reports.Quoting federal court recordsm the CNN said the rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under investigation.CNN’s portal published an investigation report titeld “The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist”.It said Greene’s saga, which has never been publicised, exposes an embarrassing breach of national security at the FBI—an agency that has made its mission rooting out ISIS sympathisers across the country.It also raises questions about whether Greene received favourable treatment from justice department prosecutors who charged her with a relatively minor offense, then asked a judge to give her a reduced sentence in exchange for her cooperation, the details of which remain shrouded in court-ordered secrecy, according to CNN.It said the man Greene married was no ordinary terrorist.He was reportedly Denis Cuspert, a German rapper turned ISIS pitchman, whose growing influence as an online recruiter for violent jihadists had put him on the radar of counter-terrorism authorities on two continents.In Germany, Cuspert went by the rap name Deso Dogg. In Syria, he was known as Abu Talha al-Almani, according to the report. He reportedly praised Osama bin Laden in a song, threatened former president Barack Obama with a throat-cutting gesture and appeared in propaganda videos, including one in which he was holding a freshly severed human head, CNN said.Within weeks of marrying Cuspert, Greene, 38, seemed to realise she had made a terrible mistake, the report said. She reportedly fled back to the US, where she was immediately arrested and agreed to cooperate with authorities. She pleaded guilty to making false statements involving international terrorism and was sentenced to two years in federal prison. She was said to have been released last summer.
.As many as 25 Jatiya Oikya Front candidates and one independent contestant have announced to boycott the election, citing various irregularities, including vote rigging and capturing of polling stations by ruling party men, according to UNB.They made the announcement halfway through as they alleged that ruling party men captured polling stations, rigged votes and barred voters from casting votes in their constituencies.The Oikya Front candidates who boycotted the election are Mohammad Shahjahan (Noakhali-4), Fahim Chowdhury (Sherpur-2), Mahmudul Haque Rubel (Sherpur-3), Mia Golam Parwar (Khulna-5), Sunil Shuvo Roy (Khulna-1), Abul Kalam Azad (Khulna-6), Rafiqul Islam Bakul (Khulna-3), Azizul Bari Helal (Khulna-4), Mir Ezaz Khan (Khulna-1), Iqbal Hossain (Pabna-5), Gazi Nazrul Islam (Satkhira-4), Moniruzzaman Montu (Nilphamari-2), Azizul Islam (Nilphamari-3), JM Nurur Rahman (Barishal-4), Rumana Rashid Kanak Chapa (Sirajganj-1), Rumana Mahmud (Sirajganj-2), Abdul Manan Talukder (Sirajganj-3), Maulana Rafiqul Islam Khan (Sirajganj-4), Masud Rana (Bagerhat-1), MA Salam (Bagerhat-2), Abdul Wadud (Bagerhat-3), Abdul Alim (Bagerhat-4), AKM Nasir Uddin (Shariatpur-1, Shafiqur Rahman Kiron (Shariatpur-2) and M Samsuzzoha Khan (Naogaon-2), and independent candidate Salma Islam (Dhaka-1).