ICC World Cup Before MS Dhoni’s Army insignia row, ICC had rejected Chris Gayle’s use of ‘Universe Boss’ on his bat

first_img New Delhi: MS Dhoni was at the centre of a major controversy in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when he was spotted wearing an Army insignia on his keeping gloves during the Indian cricket team’s clash against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The ICC stated that Dhoni would not be allowed to sport the gloves which had the symbol and this resulted in furore from the Indian public and from politicians. However, before Dhoni, a report has emerged that the International Cricket Council had rejected permission to West Indies dasher Chris Gayle to use ‘Universe Boss’ logo on his bat.In both cases, the ICC cited equipment regulation violation. Gayle, a self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’, had requested the ICC to allow him to use it for his bat branding but he was informed that he can’t use any clothing or sporting equipment for personal messages. An unnamed official told PTI on conditions of anonymity that there was no exception made for either Dhoni or Gayle. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “ICC couldn’t have made an exception for Dhoni as no personal messages are allowed on equipment. Gayle wanted it but when he was refused permission, he accepted it and moved on. It is not about military symbolism. It is about a simple rule that no personal messages are allowed. If ICC did not make an exception for Gayle, then how come they would make it for Dhoni. Tomorrow, Moeen Ali will again request for wearing a ‘Free Palestine’ wristband which is a direct political message. We did not allow it then and we won’t allow it now. You won’t be even allowed to have a word like ‘love’ embossed on the equipment,” the source said.The ICC statement on clothing and regulations state, “The regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international game.”The regulations on Insignia is very important in this context. The ICC clearly states, “Any insignia worn by any player shouldn’t have any religious, military, or commercial significance.” highlights MS Dhoni has not been censured or fined by the ICC for the Army insignia.Chris Gayle was also denied permission by the ICC to use Universe Boss logo.India defeated South Africa in the opening game of the 2019 World Cup.last_img read more

Two West Elk students die in automobile accident Tuesday evening

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The South-Central Border League community lost two of its student athletes to an automobile accident yesterday evening.Damon Wilson, a sophomore, and Reid Russell, a junior, died in an automobile crash in Elk County late Tuesday night. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Wilson was driving a car south on K-99 just north of Howard at around 10 p.m.KHP says he was passing another car when his rear passenger tire ruptured. He lost control and wound up in the east ditch, rolling several times.Wilson was killed at the crash scene, while Russell, a 17-year-old, died later. An 18-year-old was flown to a Wichita hospital for treatment.KHP says the two passengers were wearing their seat belts, Wilson was not.The following statement was issued on the West Elk School Facebook page: This is probably the hardest thing I have ever had to say out loud, let alone put into writing. Our West Elk family has been devastated by the loss of two of our students. Damon Wilson and Reid Russell have died as the result of a car accident they had last evening. No words can express the sorrow that we are feeling right now as we struggle to understand. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wilson and Russell families.There will be crisis counselors available beginning at 9AM this morning at the Methodist church in Howard. Students and all members of the West Elk community are welcome to come together as we grieve the loss of these two young men taken from us too soon.Brandon Wolfe was also in the accident and remains in the hospital at this time. He is expected to make a full recovery.Further information will be shared as it comes available to us. Please pray for all of these families as they go through this tragedy.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

PBSO: Two Women Shot Dead in Lantana Domestic Dispute

first_imgPALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A gunman is on the run after a deadly double shooting near Lantana on Wednesday morning, authorities say.According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a domestic dispute in 7900 block of Overlook Road around 9 a.m. and found two women dead from apparent gunshot wounds.Neighbors say they heard at least gunshots and the identity of the victims has not been released yet.The shooter was gone when deputies arrived.last_img

Chorney Calls it Like She Sees It

first_imgBy John BurtonFor those who ever wondered Who the f&*$ is Linda Chorney? the question has been answered by Chorney herself.Chorney, a veteran of the music scene for more than three decades – and a nominee for a 2012 Grammy Award that stirred some controversy at the time – has detailed her life and music career.She’s written about knocking around small clubs around the country, staying true to her artistic vision, working on independently produced albums and offers what she said is the backstory of the fallout she experienced following her Grammy nomination last year.The now 53-year-old singer-songwriter called her book a sort of Moneyball with the current music industry filling in for baseball.“It’s an adventure where you can experience what it was like to be in my shoes as a 51-year-old woman who played in bars for 30 years, trying to make it in this business,” she said.The book concentrates on Chorney’s experiences surrounding her Grammy nomination, her unconventional campaign to garner the nomination and the alleged backlash she experienced.She said she wrote the book “because the truth needs to come out. The real story was never told.”Chorney, who lived in Sea Bright for a number of years with husband Scott Fadynich and still owns a home there, was nominated but did not win in 2012 for Best Americana Album, for her sixth and most recent album, Emotional Jukebox. She was nominated in the category with Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris and others. As an independent artist, Chorney took an unconventional route to win the nomination by lobbying votes from young members of the Recording Academy, which awards the Grammys, using social media, asking them to vote by way of the Grammy website.Her methods were met by a resistance, she charged, by music industry insiders who felt Chorney had “gamed the system” to push her work. The real motivation, she alleged, was that some of “the suits” in the music business felt challenged by her strategy. Her work, she insisted, speaks for itself and that’s what won her the nomination, despite all the backbiting she said she experienced.“The story should have been a feel-good Cinderella story,” she said. “Unfortun­ately, the industry did not like that they were not profiting off of my nomination.”With the help of her husband and the financial support of friend Dr. Jonathan Schneider, Chorney said she was able to put out an album she felt was truly a quality product – with the necessary production finesse for the Grammys to take seriously.Following her nomination, Chorney was contacted by an industry insider, someone she has dubbed “Mr. Grammy­gate,” who called, “telling me the secrets of the AMA (Association of Americana Album),” she said.“I kept thinking this story is crazy and I have to write about it,” she said, documenting this in Who the F&*$ is Linda Chorney? “There’s a lot of dirty stuff that goes on there.”About that title, by the way? “It could be who the fork. It could be who funk or who the fish, or whoever you want,” she said, clearly having a little fun with it. She did warn, however, anyone offended by “f-bombs” might not want to read her book.For those who are struggling to make it in a very tough business, Chorney said, her work can offer some advice to avoid some of the pitfalls she’s experienced and to understand the need to keep playing.“If you’re good, you’re good,” she said, “and believe in yourself, believe in your art.”Chorney, now lives in Tucson, Ariz., where she and her husband moved to be near Chorney’s family as her mother battled – and beat – cancer. She is currently touring New England, promoting her book and work and is working on a new album, tentatively slated for a holiday release.She also is working on another book, that will chronicle her attempts to track down filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Say Anything) to convince him to adopt the book for the movies.last_img read more

Check out Donegal’s first website just for women!

first_imgAn exciting new website for women across Donegal has been launched this morning.www.donegalwoman.ie will be a sister site of your favourite local daily news website, Donegal Daily.The new site will be brought to you by local reporters and will feature local business people and columnists. It will celebrate all that is good about women across Donegal as well as dealing with the issues facing local women on a daily basis.As well as all the news, gossip, reviews, features and events happening in your town and village across Donegal, it will be packed with special offers and free competitions.We will feature picture specials from special events, weddings, Christmas parties and launches from across Donegal.We want to make www.donegalwoman.ie the daily site for women across Donegal to go to each day to catch up on all the local news, fashion tips, events and advice featuring local women. But why take our word for it? Go and check out www.donegalwoman.ie now. You won’t be disappointed!Donegal Woman is going to be the word on every woman’s lips, so join the conversation.Come say hello, and email us any ideas, stories or pictures to [email protected] out Donegal’s first website just for women! was last modified: November 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Significant Decline in Asthma Admissions Since Smoking Ban

first_img The Minister said efforts against tobacco advertising and promotion will also be intensified. There has been a 20 per cent reduction in asthmatic admissions to hospitals since the imposition of the no smoking policy. The Minister urged Jamaicans to continue supporting the ban. Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says there has been a 20 per cent reduction in asthmatic admissions to hospitals since the imposition of the no smoking policy in specified public spaces.The ban was imposed on July 15, with the implementation of the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013.The regulations’ are consistent with the Government’s 2013/14 strategic priority focus on human capital development in relation to health care.The Minister, who was speaking at the official launch  of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s (HFJ) annual ‘Run for your Heart’ event on October 29, at Emancipation Park in New Kingston, urged Jamaicans to continue supporting the ban, noting that the country will see the gains in terms having a healthier society.He said all non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are impacted by tobacco smoking.  “Within another couple of years, you will see, as has happened in Northern Ireland and other countries, less heart attack, less strokes; and this is not at any big cost…all I ask of Jamaica is for support, that’s all I’m asking,” he stated.The Minister said efforts against tobacco advertising and promotion will also be intensified in accordance with Article 13 of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.“We believe that the article must be taken very seriously and it is going to be part of our rollout later down the road. Article 15, that deals with the illicit trade of tobacco, will also be (focused on as well) but right now, we are concentrating on dealing with the regulations that control smoking in public places,” he said.Dr. Ferguson reiterated that the move to impose the ban was borne out of his “commitment to the people of Jamaica, to the children of Jamaica, to the workers of Jamaica, to the non smokers and the smokers themselves. It is our view that we too have a right. We are not saying persons can’t smoke, all we are saying is ‘you must not smoke in some specified places.”The Health Minister informed that the country spends billions each year on addressing the ills caused by the effect of tobacco smoke, pointing out that the direct and indirect cost of tobacco use and exposure is estimated to be between US$750 million to US$1.3 billion.Dr. Ferguson said commendations have been forthcoming from several heads of international and local agencies regarding the stance which has been taken.“Those who have been fighting or pushing back (do so) because (of their own personal) interest. There are those who are talking about the revenue. We recognise that we are in a special period, and we recognise that tobacco is part of the commercial landscape but…my position is a pro-health position,” he said.The tobacco regulations outline places where smoking is prohibited, such as all enclosed places, public transportation, workplaces, government buildings, health facilities; sport, athletic and recreational facilities for use by the public; educational institutions; areas specifically for use by children, and places of collective use, such as bus stops.They also require the use of large, graphic health warnings on tobacco products, instead of the text only warnings currently used.The 2010 Global Youth Tobacco Survey, undertaken by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), indicates that just over 40 per cent of young persons, aged 13 to 15 years, have smoked at least once and, alarmingly, over 19 per cent of those who have ever smoked started under the age of 10 years.According to WHO statistics, tobacco kills up to half of its users and causes the death of nearly six million people each year, including more than 600,000 non-smokers exposed to second hand smoke.The statistics also show that across the globe, every six seconds, someone dies from tobacco-related illness; one in 10 adults dies every year because of tobacco; and nearly 80 per cent of the world’s one billion smokers live in low and middle income countries like Jamaica. Story Highlightslast_img read more

The Latest Germany preparing also for nodeal Brexit

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local):10:55 a.m.Germany’s finance minister says Berlin still hopes for a regulated British exit from the European Union but that the country is also prepared for the possibility of a Brexit without a negotiated deal.Olaf Scholz, who is also the vice chancellor, was quoted by the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper Friday as saying that an unregulated Brexit would be bad for everyone, and hit the British the worst.But, he says, “we are preparing ourselves very carefully for both variants, the controlled and the uncontrolled Brexit. Both present us with challenges, but we can and will manage them.”___10:00 a.m.European Union diplomats are meeting to finalize the draft divorce agreement between Britain and the bloc, amid a warning from Spain that it will oppose the deal if it isn’t guaranteed a say over the future of Gibraltar.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted that Britain and Spain “remain far away” on the issue and “if there are no changes, we will veto Brexit.”Spain wants the future of the tiny British territory at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula to be a bilateral issue between Madrid and London.Spain doesn’t have a veto on the withdrawal agreement, which does not have to be approved unanimously. But it could hold up a future free-trade deal between Britain and the EU, which would require approval of all 27 EU nations.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Snowfall warning issued for the Alberta Peace

first_imgSee the full warning below.Issued at 2018-11-15 11:28 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and Demmitt, Alta. (077111)Co. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La Glace, Alta. (077112)Co. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and Wembley, Alta. (077113)Current details:An approaching low-pressure system will cause snow to fall over portions of western and central Alberta today and tonight. Snow will begin near the BC border this morning and spread southeastward through the day.By the time snow ends Friday morning, 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected, although isolated pockets of 20 cm are possible.Snowfall warnings are issued when 10 cm of snow or more is expected to fall within 12 hours or less.Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ABStorm.More details on the alert are available here. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – A snowfall warning has been issued for the Alberta Peace.  Total accumulations could be anywhere from 10 to 20 cm.The snow will start Thursday morning near the B.C. Alberta border and will spread throughout the day.  In the B.C. Peace total snowfall will only be 2 to 4 cm.The warning says by the time snow ends Friday morning, 10 to 15 cm of snow is expected, although isolated pockets of 20 cm are possible.last_img read more

The return of the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Mentorship Program

first_imgNadina Taylor, a trustee of the Charles Taylor Foundation and daughter of the late Charles Taylor, is a strong champion of the program. “We’ve seen what a huge impact the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award can have on a writer’s career and wanted to amplify that effect with this opportunity – to help prepare these talented writers for the complex and competitive world of writing and publishing.”“At RBC Wealth Management, we believe it is important to identify, nurture and support the next generation of Canadian talent and to provide writers in the early stages of their career with mentorship opportunities that will help them succeed in the professional world,” said Vijay Parmar, President of RBC PH&N Investment Counsel.Helen Knott of Fort St. John is one of the five “emergent” writers who have an existing body of work, and a non-fiction manuscript close to completion. The participants will correspond with their mentors prior to travelling to Toronto for the Prize weekend, Feb 28 through March 4th. When the participants meet with their mentors, they will participate in an intensive day of professional development, accompany their mentors through media and events, and participate in the Awards Luncheon on Monday, March 4th.Helen Knott — University of Northern British Columbia Knott is of Dane Zaa, Nehiyaw, and mixed Euro descent from Prophet River First Nations, living in Fort St. John, BC. She has published short stories and poetry in the Malahat Review, Red Rising Magazine, through CBC Arts, the Surviving Canada Anthology, alongside other publications and poetry video productions. In 2017, Helen was a recipient of the REVEAL Indigenous Art Award. In 2016, she was one of sixteen women featured globally by the Nobel Women’s Initiative for her commitment to ending gender-based violence and activism. Her first book, In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Struggle and Resilience, will be released in August 2019. She is currently writing an Indigenous female manifesto entitled, Taking Back the Bones, where a personal narrative is interwoven with humour, academic research and critical reflection.The RBC Taylor Prize was established in 1998 by the trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation and first awarded in 2000, 2018 marks the seventeenth year of awarding the RBC Taylor Prize, which commemorates Charles Taylor’s pursuit of excellence in the field of literary non-fiction. The Prize is awarded to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception. All finalists receive $5,000, and the winner receives a further $25,000. All authors are presented with a custom leather-bound version of their shortlisted book at the award ceremony. All finalists receive promotional support for their nominated titles.The four other participants of the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Mentorship Program are; TORONTO, ONT – The RBC Taylor Prize and the RBC Foundation announced the return of this professional development program, that is aimed to support the next generation of Canadian writers.The program pairs five emerging writers, selected from the nation’s writing programs, with the finalists for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize. The award honours and celebrates the pursuit of excellence in literary non-fiction.The program is curated by Joe Kertes, Dean Emeritus of the Humber College School of Creative Arts & Performance in Toronto. The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation are; Vijay Parmar, David Staines, Edward Taylor, Nadina Taylor, and Noreen Taylor. The Prize Manager is Sheila Kay.center_img Becky Blake — University of Guelph Blake won the CBC Nonfiction Prize in 2017 and the CBC Short Story Prize in 2013. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Guelph, and her work has appeared in journals, magazines, and newspapers across Canada. Her debut novel, Proof I Was Here, is forthcoming from Wolsak & Wynn’s Buckrider Books in May 2019. She currently lives in Toronto where she is working on a memoir-in-essays called Everything I’m About to Say Is a Lie. The title refers to the recommended way to answer a phone that’s been tapped (as Blake’s once was). Her memoir draws on this and other experiences ranging from the criminal to the comical as she examines the singular power of a true story and the license we sometimes take to tell one.Kirk Angus Johnson — University of King’s College / Dalhousie Johnson is of both Metis and African ancestry. After graduating from Acadia University and an early career in theatre, he attended Concordia University in Montreal to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing. In keeping with the military traditions within his family, Johnson enrolled in the Canadian Forces as an Infantry Officer and was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010. Now released from the military, Johnson is returning to a career in writing. He resides in Three Mile Plains, NS, his childhood home, and is in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at University of King’s College in Halifax. Some Kind of Hero is a compelling account of the circumstances leading to Afghan vet Lionel Desmond’s tragic 2017 murder/suicide, and the lessons we need to learn from it.Miles Steyn — University of Victoria Steyn was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and raised in Vancouver. His creative nonfiction has appeared in Existere, The Xanadu Anthology, Unsubscribe Magazine, Gold Literary Magazine, and his essay “Wire to the Sky” was short-listed for EVENT Magazine‘s Creative Nonfiction Contest. In 2018, Steyn’s essay “From Clay” was long-listed for the CBC Nonfiction Prize. Expanding on the earlier essay, Wire to the Sky, Steyn’s first book of nonfiction is a genre-bending memoir, told through letters from a brother to his late sister, about race, nationality, and the loss of family.Joshua Whitehead — University of Calgary Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit storyteller and academic from Peguis First Nation on Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Indigenous literature and cultures at the University of Calgary. In 2016, his poem “mihkokwaniy” won Canada’s History Award for Aboriginal Arts and Stories (for writers aged 19–29), which included a residency at the Banff Centre. His 2018 novel, Jonny Appleseed, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His non-fiction book, Making Love with The Land, is a braid of forms that ruminates on topics such as Indigeneity, queerness, mental health, body dysmorphia, and chronic pain through a variety of literary forms, including horror, speculative fiction, poetry, and confession.last_img read more

CM 85 jobs for locals if Delhi becomes full state

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that after Delhi becomes a full state, the AAP-led government would come up with 2 lakh government jobs and 85 per cent of those jobs would be specifically for citizens of Delhi. In support of AAP candidates on Tuesday, the Chief Minister addressed nearly three rallies across the constituencies like North-West, Chandi Chowk and New Delhi.”Delhi government has 2 lakh vacancies but we have no power to give employment. You give us all the seven seats and I promise you that within two years Delhi will become a full state thereafter we will give 2 lakh employment and 85 per cent of that will be only for the Delhiites,” said the Chief Minister. From healthcare, housing, electricity, education, the safety of women to stopping sealing, Kejriwal made a host of promises if Delhi becomes a full state, which will be possible, he claimed, if Delhi chooses AAP candidates from all seven Lok Sabha seats. “While Delhi pays Rs. 1.5 lakh crore in income-tax every year, the Centre gives it only Rs 325 crore,” the chief minister said. Delhi government would have made many more schools and hospitals if the Centre had allocated more funds, he added. “Some works can’t be done till Delhi becomes a full state. Women feel unsafe and there is hooliganism everywhere because Delhi Police doesn’t listen to people,” CM Kejriwal said. “The police come under the PM and no one can meet the PM,” said the CM. If Delhi Police reports to Delhi government, he said, the law and order system will be such that girls will be able to go out at 11 pm without any fear. Sealing will also be stopped in 24 hours, CM Kejriwal promised. “For all these years, it is the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) that is responsible for housing in the city… and it has done nothing but to cut plots and hand it over to builders. If you make AAP win, then in 10 years, we will provide houses for every voter family in cheap and easy instalments,” he said. While also assuring 85 per cent reservation in jobs and colleges, the CM said that on gaining full statehood AAP would open many colleges and universities that even those Delhiites who get 60% would manage to get admission in good colleges. CM Kejriwal also alleged that the BJP and Congress people try to obstruct his rallies in Delhi.last_img read more