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IPL planning return in empty stadiums

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter/TOIAdvertisement fzhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6si0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8nm6pf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8zskgWould you ever consider trying this?😱zcy8rnCan your students do this? 🌚x0c7dRoller skating! Powered by Firework After three months of suspension amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, world sports has finally seeing their return to action, albeit slowly. Regarding cricket, India has scheduled their tour of Australia coming December. However, global fans of the sport were eager on the outcome of the multiple cancellations that IPL 2020 had to face, and now, BCCI has confirmed that the cash rich cricket tournament is planning to have a behind closed doors return!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter/TOIThe 13th season of Indian Premier League was scheduled to begin on 29th March, but the COVID-19 crisis pushed back the date at first to 15th April, and after the lock down extension in the country, the tournament faced suspension again, without confirming a possible return date.However, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has shed some light on the future of the tournament, stating that a behind closed door tournament is likely a possible option later this year.Advertisement “The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums. The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year,” Ganguly’s letter to the state associations read, as quoted by Times of India.IPL, which observes a huge fan following all over the world, has a lofty number of foreign players and stakeholders, as Ganguly’s letter further stated: “Recently a lot of players, both from India and other countries, participating in IPL have also shown their keenness on being a part of this year IPL.”Advertisement “We are optimistic and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this,” Dada added.On the other hand, ICC has the Men’s T20 World Cup in the current year’s schedule, but is yet to confirm the dates of the tournament. While possibility of a clash with the upcoming IPL’s schedule can not be ruled out, Brijesh Patel, the tournament’s governing council chairman, has stated that hosting the tournament in the September-October window is the current target.“We are ready to go ahead with the IPL. But we can start planning the schedule formally only after the official announcement is made on the T20 World Cup, which I’m expecting will arrive anytime soon. On our part, we’ve already earmarked the September-October window for the tournament to be played.” Patel said in an interview with TOI.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Shikhar Dhawan: “We will win the IPL and bring the trophy home.”A wild swerve: Misled fans accuse Darren Sammy wrongly of being racist towards himself Advertisementlast_img read more

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K40m outstanding for Hubert Murray Stadium

first_imgFunding for the stadium is from a Public Private Partnership of K120 million through the National Government and Curtain Brothers.Sports Minister Justin Tkachenko said the outstanding K40m is the Government’s component of making sure that stadium is complete.The Government is now working with different companies to get them to sponsor the finishing product of the stadium under a tax credit scheme.Tkachenko revealed that the country is going through a tight economic situation and at this point stadiums are not something that is prioritised to be built or funded.He said the Government’s current priority is given to education and health and other development issues.“We need to look at other ways of bringing the private and corporate sector in to help finish off the stadium so they own it and run it as a business,” he said.Tkachenko added that the stadium will be completely different from Sir John Guise Stadium and the National Football Stadium as it is a multi-purpose stadium for football, rugby league and rugby union.The stadium is more corporate orientated to raise money to be self-sufficient and will also host corporate events and have restaurants and a clinic.last_img read more

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Court approves application for Jagdeo to join proceedings

first_imgNo-confidence vote case– Ram, Harmon also approved; Saphier Hussein outChief Justice (acting) Roxane George on Tuesday approved applications for Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and activist Christopher Ram to join legal proceedings opposing attempts to overturn the passage of the no-confidence vote through the Judiciary.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will now be a party to the proceedingsThe hearing began with the Chief Justice approving Jagdeo’s application to join the proceedings. Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, who spoke for the legal team representing Jagdeo, noted the importance of having him involved.In his submissions to the court, Nandlall pointed out that Jagdeo’s role as Opposition Leader means he ought to be joined to proceedings that can have such a national impact. In fact, the Attorney noted that Jagdeo should have been included in the first place.Neither the claimant nor the respondents had any objections and the application was approved. The Opposition Leader, through Nandlall, had made an application in the High Court to become a party to the proceedings.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in his capacity as APNU GS, has also been includedHe had said that the case put forward by claimant Compton Reid is aimed at nullifying the no-confidence motion and preventing the law from taking its course through the provisions outlined in the Constitution.Further, he stated that it pointed to political issues that could have far-reaching implications for national democracy, peace, order and good governance in Guyana. As such, he believes that filing a legal action will help to diminish the possibility of this ever occurring.Also being added to the proceedings was Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in his capacity as General Secretary for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). Harmon was represented by Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde, in association with Attorney Stephen Lewis.Political activist Ram, who had sought to join the proceedings, was also included. In fact, Justice George informed Attorney General Basil Williams that there was no need for him to file a separate affidavit responding to Ram.Ram is seeking to have the High Court validate the no-confidence resolution and have Government comply with constitutional provisions to demit office and call elections no later than March of this year.Attorney-at-Law Christopher RamThrough Attorney Kamal Ramkarran, Ram’s grounds of appeal, also seeking relief under the Constitution, stated that Government was defeated with 33 votes against 32; that Government should resign if defeated on a confidence vote; that 18 days had passed and Government gave no indication to resign nor has fixed a date for national and regional elections.The anti-corruption advocate has also argued that Cabinet’s failure to resign with all convenient speed and to fix an election date could lead to uncertainty and a constitutional crisis if neither of those occur in keeping with the Constitution by March 21.As part of the evidence to support his case, Ram provided a certified copy of the no-confidence resolution as provided by Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs.However, Attorney-at-Law Saphier Hussein’s attempts to join proceedings did not end so well. Asked to justify his application, Hussein reminded the court of his political background and his running as presidential candidate for his National Independent Party (NIP).However, Justice George noted that Hussein had not met the threshold to be an interested party and as such, denied his application. Outside the court, Attorney Neil Boston expressed regret that Hussein’s application was not granted.“My only concern is that Mr Saphier Hussein wasn’t given the opportunity to present legal arguments. In as much as his application did not reach the threshold, he could have made a contribution. He might raise some issue of interest that we might have overlooked.”last_img read more

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Tintin in living color on big screen

first_img“Let’s see what he comes up with,” Rodwell said. Tintin books have sold 220 million copies worldwide and have been translated in 77 languages.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BRUSSELS, Belgium – It was a quarter-century in the making, but then again, nothing is easy for cartoon heroes such as Tintin. Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks, a division of Viacom Inc., has committed to produce at least one movie about the adventures of the intrepid Belgian reporter, said Nick Rodwell, head of Moulinsart NV, Tintin’s commercial studio, on Thursday. “After 25 years, they finally said, `OK, let’s go,”‘ Rodwell said of the protracted talks with Spielberg. In an interview with The Associated Press, Rodwell said the Hollywood company will go into preproduction for a movie, which should appear in theaters in about two years. It wasn’t clear whether the film would be cartoon animation, computer animation or a movie with actors, or which of the 24 cartoon books of Tintin’s adventures would be picked. “If movie No. 1 works, we will continue,” Rodwell said. Talks about a Hollywood movie on Tintin, who saves the lives of countless people and makes sure criminals end up behind bars, have long stalled on financial issues and production questions. The first plan surfaced just before Tintin’s creator, Georges Remi, aka Herge, died in 1983. Even at that time, Remi, one of the world’s foremost cartoon strip authors, delighted in Hollywood’s interest. “If Steven Spielberg wants to make a Tintin film, I cannot imagine anything better,” Rodwell said of Remi’s thoughts, and he fully realized that a movie adaptation might well change the way Tintin looks. last_img
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GOLF NEWS: JAMES MCGUINNESS IN SENSATIONAL FORM AT NAIRN AND PORTNOO

first_imgAll the club fixtures for 2016 are now on the board in the locker room,  Captain Sean Hanrahan is in the process of selecting Captains for the different competitions.The Council of National Golf Unions have announced that the Unified Handicapping system has been revised changes take effect from 1st January 2016, the Congu manual will be available shortly. Among the most significant changed for 2016 are as following, the handicap year will now follow the calendar year 1st January to 31st December, for Four Ball Handicap Allowance in stroke play each partner will receive 90% of their full handicap, and in match play the back marker now concedes strokes to the other three players based on 90% of the difference between the full handicaps rather than 75% (3/4 as at present Exact Handicaps in Ireland lowest exact is now restricted to 1.0 stroke increase in a calendar year, to view all changes go to www.congu.comIts looking like a tight finish in the Winter League as a number of players are within a shot at the topThe course is in excellent condition at the moment thanks to our Green Staff  but the same old problem still arises some members not repairing pitch marks, as we always say it your course look after it if you want excellent greens Repair Pitch MarksJames Mc Guinness was in top form at the weekend with a fantastic score of 41pts for 16 holes Results Wed. 20th Jan. 1st Gary McHugh 37pts,  2nd David Craig (V) 35pts, 3rd Harold Reid 34pts, Sun.24th 1st James McGuinness 41pts, 2nd Patsy Harkin 36pts, 3rd Gerry Lyons 35pts, Best Sun. Ciaran O’Kane 34ptsFixtures Open every Wed. Sun. 31st January Club CompetitionGOLF NEWS: JAMES MCGUINNESS IN SENSATIONAL FORM AT NAIRN AND PORTNOO was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:golfNairn and PortnooSportlast_img read more

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FLAT FIVE MILE ROAD RACE TO KICKSTART THE NEW YEAR

first_imgLocal runners will have the first opportunity to race in 2012 this Sunday (Jan 8th)  when Letterkenny AC stages its New Year “Flat Five Mile” Road Race.Registrations will be taken at the Aura Leisure Centre, with the presentation of prizes also taking place immediately afterward at Aura.Entry fee is eight euro. The race will start close to the entrance to Ballymacool Town park at 11.30am and will finish in the ground of Aura. Registration is from 10am at Aura. © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com FLAT FIVE MILE ROAD RACE TO KICKSTART THE NEW YEAR was last modified: January 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:Letterkenny AC stages it’s New Year “Flat Five Mile” Road Race.last_img read more

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ORGANISERS HOPING FOR SOME SUN TO HELP BIZARRE WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

first_imgPeople from across Donegal are being urged to get along to one of the most bizarre Guinness World Record attempts today.Organisers are hoping that up to 2,000 people will get down to Rossnowlagh Beach to break the largest ever Rock The Boat record.The current record stands at 1,712 rocking the boat. But at 1pm today, organisers are hoping that more than 2,000 will gather to smash the record.The event is being organised in aid of Irish Breast Cancer Research.One of the organisers Louise McGlinchey said they are hoping for a nice day to get as many people along as possible.“We’re hoping as many people as possible can get down to Rossnowlagh beach before 1pm. “It’s going to be great fun and a little bit of sun won’t go amiss. We’re planning to ‘Rock the Boat’ in spectacular fashion,” she said.  ORGANISERS HOPING FOR SOME SUN TO HELP BIZARRE WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT was last modified: August 25th, 2013 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) Tags:breast cancerRock The BoatRossnowlaghWorld record attemptlast_img read more

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Africa’s new voice

first_imgA photographer in Ethiopia. There aremany uplifting stories needing to be told allacross the continent, without focusing onwar, corruption and poverty.(Image: Stock Exchange)Janine ErasmusAfrica will soon get a new dedicated 24-hour independent news channel. In the spirit of CNN, Al Jazeera, the BBC, and South Africa’s own recently-launched eNews channel, A24 will bring news from the African continent delivered from an African perspective. The Nairobi-based initiative is the brainchild of Kenyan Salim Amin, the son of renowned cameraman Mohamed Amin, who died in a plane crash in 1996.Previously, Africa has depended on international news services such as Reuters or Associated Press to tell its stories. Since these media houses tend to rely on hard news for their content, all too often the picture painted of Africa is a bleak one that sends the message to the world that war, corruption, poverty and upheaval are the norm on the continent.While this may hold true for certain regions, it is not the only truth. All across Africa there are exciting stories of hope, upliftment, and innovation that are just waiting to be told, and they too are the realities of living in Africa. A24 will step into that gap, presenting a more balanced view of the continent by offering user-generated content focusing on business and economic growth, culture, sport, healthcare, wildlife, as well as current affairs.South Africa’s independent television broadcaster e.tv launched a round-the-clock news service in June 2008. The eNews channel, available as a pay channel via satellite, provides news from an African perspective, reporting not only on local, regional and international hard news, but also offering live and breaking news, sport and weather, entertainment, financial information and in-depth analysis.Initially, says A24 chair Amin, the channel will operate as an online agency for pan-African video footage and still images, focusing on the “news behind the news”. Amin and his team aim to give African journalists a platform that will expose their stories to international broadcasters while still allowing them to keep their copyright and, with a 60:40 revenue split in favour of the contributor, to earn decent wages from their hard work.Amin hopes that this will have a knock-on effect and put contributors into a better position to continue submitting their stories. “Getting hard news on a daily basis from around the continent is a hugely expensive exercise,” he says, “which is why we decided to go the agency route as opposed to starting a 24-hour news channel first, which was our original plan.”Features with a fresh angleJournalists, broadcasters and NGOs may submit their stories to the editorial team at the A24 offices in Nairobi, Kenya, where material will be sub-edited and checked for accuracy. The finished product will be an A24-branded story of the highest technical and journalistic quality, which will then be marketed to broadcasters worldwide. Interested parties can view and purchase all material online.“We want to start by giving broadcasters around the world an option to pick up features on Africa that highlight other aspects of our continent,” says Amin, “such as business successes and opportunities, sport, art, culture, environment, history and some current affairs as well. This is content that they are not able to get anywhere else as they rely mainly on Reuters or AP, or the main international broadcasters, for their African content.”The A24 test site has performed to Amin’s satisfaction and went live at the beginning of September, on schedule. Channels of distribution will include satellite and cable television, radio and the internet.Top-notch teamA24’s advisory board comprises a group of eminent journalists with many years of shared experience in the international media. Chris Cramer, John Owen, Max Uechtritz and Jeff Koinange have worked for Reuters, CNN and the British, Canadian and Australian Broadcasting Corporations, have won a number of awards, and have travelled the world covering events of historical importance.But A24 has its roots in journalistic history too – Salim Amin’s late father Mohamed was a widely respected photographer and cameraman whose coverage of the 1984 famine in Ethiopia eventually led to the foundation of the Live Aid global charity initiative.Mohamed was also the founder of Camerapix, established in 1963 in a small shop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The company has since grown into a modern, independent media concern employing more than 30 media professionals. Camerapix is not only a repository of over four-million images of Africa, Asia and the Middle East and more than 8 000 hours of valuable footage, it also offers television production, publishing and photography services.Salim Amin began his career in 1992 in Somalia during Operation Restore Hope, the ill-fated peace-keeping mission that was intended to provide relief to starving people but led to the Battle of Mogadishu. Working with his father, he also covered the genocide in Rwanda, the bombings in Mombasa in 2002 and other events both peaceful and violent. After his father’s death he took the helm at Camerapix and later established the Mohamed Amin Foundation, which is now regarded as one of Africa’s premier broadcast training schools.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related storiesAll-day news for SA viewers Useful linksA24The Mohamed Amin FoundationCamerapixWorld Press Freedom Daylast_img read more

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‘Submit report on BRICS food scam in 30 days’

first_imgPanaji: The Goa State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) directed the Goa Chief Secretary on Wednesday to conduct an independent investigation and fix responsibility on the defaulting officers in the alleged ₹51 lakh food scam at the BRICS summit last year.Activist and lawyer Aires Rodrigues, in his complaint to the GSHRC, had submitted that the contract of food supply to police personnel posted at the summit was given to a local caterer, but was sub-let to another contractor who clandestinely prepared the substandard food in an open place in Verna, South Goa. The complaint said that road side labourers were engaged for cooking the food and insects were also found in it.The GSHRC directed the Chief Secretary to submit a detailed report within 30 days. It also noted that the Chief Secretary had not conducted an independent inquiry as directed by the commission on October 18 last year.The GSHRC also said the reply filed by the Chief Secretary was a mere replica of the inquiry report submitted by the Director General of Police to the State Home Department. The commission has directed the government not to make any payment to the food contractors till the probe is completed. The hearing was adjourned to April 18.last_img read more

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Spectators at JLN bid goodbye to Shera

first_imgThe about 60,000 strong crowd inside the grand Jawaharlal Nehru stadium went berserk as they bid goodbye to ‘Shera’, the mascot of the 19th Commonwealth Games that ended on Thursday.Sending the spectators in frenzy, Shera entered the field in an open decorated auto-rickshaw along with singer Shaan.Shaan, 38, a playback singer who apart from his albums and Bollywood music has given his voice to many hit Bengali, Telegu and Tamil film songs, sang to an energetic Shera on behalf of athletes and everyone present at the stadium.A smiling Shera waved his hands as they took a circle in the red coloured auto inside the arena.Shera does not leave until he gives a heartful performance with Shaan amidst the roaring shouts of joy from the spectators.–with PTI inputslast_img read more

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