Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi’s war of words continue in heated exchange

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/Times of IslamabadAdvertisement 4i0lNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6neuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec3x( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cnr8bWould you ever consider trying this?😱7tsCan your students do this? 🌚19l1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Back in April 2019, former Pakistani international cricketer Shahid Afridi released his autobiography named ‘Game Changer, which had some controversial comments towards former Team India batsman Gautam Gambhir. Recently, the comments came to light, had it has become the reason of a verbal tussle between the iconic cricketing names of the past decade. Now, Gambhir takes to social media to get back to Afridi’s choicest words.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/Times of IslamabadIn his riveting memoir, Shahid Afridi recalled the memories he had with Gambhir, and legendary Aussie spin bowler Shane Warne on the pitch, and also stated that their reactions to sledging were a thing of entertainment to the all rounder.However, the 40 year old heavily criticised Gambhir for having an ‘attitude problem’ and the followings were written about the former Team India opener:Advertisement “He, who has no personality. He, who is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He, who has no great records, just a lot of attitude. He, who behaves like he’s a cross between Don Bradman and James Bond.”The remarks have recently gone viral, and Gambhir, now a Bharatiya Janata Party MP, took to Twitter to respond to the allegations from his former cricketing opposition.Advertisement “Someone who doesn’t remember his age how will he remember my records! OK @SAfridiOfficial let me remind u one: 2007 T20 WC final, Ind Vs Pak Gambhir 75 off 54 balls Vs Afridi 0 off 1 ball. Most imp: We won the Cup. And yes, I’ve attitude towards liars, traitors & opportunists,” Gambhir tweeted earlier today.Recalling the historical final match of the 2007 World T20 at Johannesburg, Gambhir mentioned his staggering innings in the match, scoring a 54-ball-75 in the first innings, with with eight boundaries and two over boundaries.Afridi, although winning the player of the series award, ducked in the final chase , as India won the match by 5 runs.Gambhir landed another amazing innings at the 2011 World Cup final, scoring 97-off-122 against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. With 58 Tests and 147 ODIs and 37 T20I appearances for the Men in Blue, the 38 year old announced his retirement on 3rd December 2018.Also read-Gautam Gambhir reveals which player would have landed KKR more IPL titles!David Warner and his daughter Indi give Bollywood a run for their money with a ‘Sheila ki Jawani’ number! Advertisementlast_img read more

Ghanian footballer spends 74 days stuck in Mumbai airport due to Covid-19 lockdown

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter/mumbaiairport.comAdvertisement b3gb15NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsfh4rWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eft0t( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8bWould you ever consider trying this?😱dgmmCan your students do this? 🌚an4y5oRoller skating! Powered by Firework Except halting human lives and cancelling all sports activities around the world, the novel Coronavirus pandemic has been the reason of many sportspersons, who have been stranded away from their countries. Soon after the travel ban was imposed, many foreign athletes remained in India, unable to fly back to their home. Such was the case of Randy Juan Muller, a footballer from Ghana, who spent 74 days in the country, but not in any football club or hotel, at the Mumbai airport!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter/mumbaiairport.comRandy Juan Muller had flown to India back in November 2019, to play for ORPC Kechery, a seven-a-side club from Kerala. However, while on the way to catch his Kenya Airways flight from Mumbai, the player found the international travel ban has cancelled all flights, and was left stranded at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport since 21st march, four days before the nationwide lock down was imposed by the government.However, almost four months of his solitary confinement at the airport, Muller was approached by Yuva Sena, the youth wing of the Shiv Sena for assistance. The player is now shifted to a nearby hotel, as he waits for his jet back to Ghana.Advertisement “I came here on a six-month visa. We only get around Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 per match. I hardly played any matches and had spent around Rs 1.5 lakh for visa and tickets,” Muller said, sharing his experience.“After the lock down was announced in India, I planned to return home and even bought a flight ticket for March 30 from Mumbai to Ghana via Kenya. But before I could return, the government cancelled all international flights and I was stuck here,” he added.Advertisement While he was unable to find any hotels and had to remain at the airport with only a few thousand rupees, Muller received assistance from the CISF, housekeeping and security staff. Many passangers who were coming back via rescue flights, also reached out to help him.“He would spend his time at the airport’s fancy artificial gardens and somehow buy food from stalls and pass his time with the airport staff. Muller told me the airport staff was very helpful,” Rahul Kanal, Yuva Sena’s office-bearer said.With the assistance of Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray, Muller was moved to a hotel in Bandra. Kanal recently shared a clip on Twitter where the player, now in the comfort of a room, thanked both Thackeray and Kanal for their helping hand.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Anthony Joshua slams detractors: ‘If you think I’m a racist, go f**k yourself!’The determinants of the outcome of English Premier League teams Advertisementlast_img read more

Patrick Tuipulotu tackle cited

first_imgPhoto by: SKY SPORT. Caption: French No 8 Marco Tauleigne was rocked back in the tackle. Tuipulotu was cited out of the All Blacks’ 28-23 victory over the French XV in Lyon on Tuesday night (French time) and will face a judicial hearing in Edinburgh on Friday.Any chance Tuipulotu, who has played 15 tests but has slipped down the second-row pecking order this year, had of slipping into the test squad to face Scotland surely disappeared with news of his date with the judiciary.It has resulted in coach Steve Hansen having to use starting No 6 Vaea Fifita as his lock cover this week, with the coach admitting it was not an ideal scenario. “He’s not our first choice, but we’ve got Patrick at the judiciary on Friday,” Hansen said at his Thursday team naming press conference in Edinburgh in explaining his lock cover.”Luke [Romano] has been battered a bit too, and we’ve got Scotty [Barrett] who we want to keep fresh, and we’ve chosen to leave him right out of the group.”Tuipulotu played well in Lyon, with Hansen saying afterwards he had been “very strong”.The Aucklander said after the game, in which he scored a try, that he had looked to bring a physical presence to the All Blacks against a strong French lineup.”You always need to be physical and get the pack going forward,” he said of his mindset. “With a lot of young guys and new people in the team it was on me to lead with some physicality.”World Rugby believe he may have overstepped the mark, announcing that Tuipulotu had been cited for a “dangerous charge” in the Lyon game, understood to be against French XV No 8 Marco Tauleigne.Independent judicial officer Roger Morris of Wales will conduct the hearing.last_img read more

Lakers waive veteran center Andrew Bogut after 24 games

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:30SEA Games: Agatha Wong wins 2nd gold medal in wushu01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Andrew Bogut. APLOS ANGELES — Veteran center Andrew Bogut has been waived by the Los Angeles Lakers after 24 games with the club.The Lakers made the move Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Curry scores 45 points in 3 quarters, Warriors beat Clippers Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Bogut joined the Lakers on Sept. 19 and played only sparingly for the struggling team. The Australian big man averaged 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while starting five games.Before the Lakers’ loss to Charlotte on Friday night, Los Angeles coach Luke Walton praised Bogut’s veteran influence on the young team, including his example on defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Lakers (11-27) are in last place in the Western Conference after nine consecutive losses. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

2 charged in Belle West, WBD dispute

first_imgIn the aftermath of yet another dispute between neighbours, a duo appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate’s Court charged with assault.Shakira Saman, a mother of five, was last week charged with the assault of Indra Manickchand, the Virtual Complainant (VC), who is her neighbour.It is alleged that on June 25, the defendant at Belle West, West Bank Demerara (WBD), unlawfully assaulted Manickchand.When the charge was read, Saman pleaded not guilty and was placed on $25,000 bail. The case will continue on July 25.Meanwhile, in a related matter, Kevin Goberdhan, 21, of Lot 957 Belle West, pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that on the day of the altercation, he made use of threatening behaviour to Manickchand. The Wales Magistrate’s Court also heard that Goberdhan was previously fined for a similar offence, but he promised that he would discontinue such actions.Presiding Magistrate Clive Nurse warned the defendant, informing him that there were consequences of continuing the behaviour in question. As such, he was fined $25,000 for the offence. If he chooses not to pay, he faces eight weeks’ imprisonment for the threatening behaviour offence.last_img read more

GAWU presents bursaries to NGSA students

first_imgThe Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) on Thursday distributed bursary awards to nine of their members’ children who would have performed outstandingly at the recent National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).Recipients of the bursary awards and their parents at the GAWU headquartersAt a simple ceremony at their Kingston, Georgetown headquarters, the students were congratulated for their hard work and bestowed with a prize.General Secretary of the Union, Seepaul Narine explained that these persons were selected from the Demerara branch after various requirements were analysed. These activities will be followed by a similar distribution exercise in Berbice on Saturday.“Every year, we normally do this function where we award students who are the best among our members. Here, we are doing the Demerara bursaries and then on Saturday, we will do a similar presentation for our comrades in Berbice. You have a new beginning that is going to be much more challenging. This is the beginning of a new road of harder work”.GAWU President Komal Chand explained that because of the downsizing of the sugar industry, less students were eligible for bursary awards after the various criteria were taken into consideration.“This is something we had started some years ago. Unfortunately, we have closure of estates. In the case of Demerara, we had Wales estate and Enmore. Then we had the closure of a private company used to process fish products. And then we have two estates in Berbice, Rose Hall and Skeldon that were closed. The fact that our membership is smaller now than before, naturally we’ll have less bursaries when we take and apply the rules,” Chand noted.“We have recognised your performance and we feel that this activity will encourage you to continue on your journey to higher education in your country. Of course, we can’t fail to recognise your parents”, he encouraged the students.last_img read more

Mayor Lantz defends claims of A/C discrimination

first_imgBut, Lantz also says Air Canada’s service is important to residents of Northern B.C., particularly in Fort St. John, which outside of Air Canada, is served by only Swanberg Air and Central Mountain Air, both of which have limited service. Lantz says Premier Gordon Campbell recently stated that the 2010’s would be the decade of the North.He says if that’s going to be the case, the transportation system in the North will need to be overhauled. Regarding the possibility of getting other Airlines, such as Westjet, to come to Fort St. John, Mayor Lantz says that responsibility lies with both residents and officials. [asset|aid=2325|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aaf31ba67a86cc895cd34cd4fdf5c9a-Lantz-AC-4_1_Pub.mp3]For the previous story, or a copy of the Mayor’s letter, click here. Fort St. John’s Mayor has elaborated on his plea to Air Canada regarding a new price structure for flight passes.As reported earlier, Bruce Lantz sent a letter to Air Canada on Monday, regarding a pricing change that he says “severely discriminates” against airline customers in Northeastern B.C.The mayor says the City has now been informed that only in Northeastern B.C., the price for flight passes will double. In addition, the passes will now be restricted to 25 people, rather than 300 as before, and ineligible on flights to Saskatchewan and Manitoba.- Advertisement -While Lantz admits any business has a right to set its own prices, he suggests those prices should not change from region to region. [asset|aid=2322|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aaf31ba67a86cc895cd34cd4fdf5c9a-Lantz-AC-2_1_Pub.mp3]Lantz says since writing the letter, he’s done further research, which shows that Fort St. John residents fly much more frequently than residents of other centres. He says Fort St. John residents average 1.4 flights per person, per year. That compares to 0.6 in Kelowna, 0.5 in Prince George, and 0.1 in Vancouver. [asset|aid=2323|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aaf31ba67a86cc895cd34cd4fdf5c9a-Lantz-AC-1_1_Pub.mp3]Lantz has not heard back from Air Canada, and he doesn’t expect to hear back during the holiday season. But, he confirms he is prepared to take his fight to other levels of government and businesses. [asset|aid=2324|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1aaf31ba67a86cc895cd34cd4fdf5c9a-Lantz-AC-3_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisementlast_img read more

Departing Kitambi tips AFC to vie for titles

first_img“AFC has a very good squad with tactically intelligent players and there is a huge possibility that they will finish the season well, earn a trophy and get back to CAF football next year. The only thing I have advised them is that they should have some sort of continuity and get a coach who has a similar philosophy to what we have been doing,” Kitambi told Capital Sport.The tactician took charge of the team on interim basis after Robert Matano was fired and he has picked up good results in his tenure, winning four games, drawing one and losing the other. The side is currently third in the standings, six shy of leaders Mathare United.He has admitted the period has given him tough lessons, but also notes it was his opportunity to prove his worth.“I think it came at the right time because even when Stewart asked that I join him, he had some backing in terms of the results that I had posted. It also gave me an opportunity to learn and prove myself which I am glad that I did,” the Tanzanian further added.Kitambi was appointed stand-in-coach after Robert Matano was fired. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe arrived in the country late in the 2016 season alongside Hall with whom he worked with at Azam, but remained after the Briton left early last year.He leaves the club with glowing memories of his tenure and hopes the lessons he has picked will be vital for him in the long term.“Most teams here in Kenya use the Dutch philosophy and it has been a great time for me to learn from them and under something different than what I am used to. Working also with different people and different ideologies has also given me a good platform to pick experience,” he further added.AFC in the meantime have already started the process of getting a new boss with Tanzanian national team coach Salum Mayanga touted to take over.“Within next week we should be announcing the new coach. I can’t divulge many details at this moment but the only thing I can say is that we have shortlisted four guys. We will get the best man for the job,” AFC Leopards Secretary General Oscar Igaida told Capital Sport.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The tactician who will be heading to deputize Hall at Bangladesh Premier League side Saif Sporting Club believes that the squad he leaves behind is good enough to vie for a title this season.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Dennis Kitambi will leave his role as AFC Leopards interim coach on May 8 when his two-month notice expires as he heads out for a new challenge in Bangladesh with his former boss Stewart Hall.The tactician, who will be heading to deputize Hall at Bangladesh Premier League side Saif Sporting Club, believes that the squad he leaves behind is good enough to vie for a title this season.last_img read more

Complex’s landlord faces charges

first_imgMany residents saw their rents go up by hundreds of dollars, climbing from $1,051 to $1,383 for one resident, and from $748 to $1,107 for another. Glendale does not have rent-control protections, but it prohibits retaliatory rent increases. In a July 2 letter sent to the landlords, Bahmin and Nousha Ahmadpour wrote that the drywall in their apartment was left open so long that their young child got sick from the dust. In the letter, which was submitted to the city as part of the complaint, the couple rejected the $200 check the company gave residents to compensate for the renovation, and asked for $7,500 for relocation. Former resident Sharon De Frank, 59, said she found two notices on her door one day in March, one saying that Starpoint was the new owner and one saying that she had 60 days to get out. The company later rescinded the eviction notices when it found they were illegal under the city code. But by then, De Frank had already made arrangements to move out because she was recovering from cancer and did not want to fight the eviction. De Frank said the company eventually gave her $3,538 in relocation costs, after she pressed them for it. She is not a party to the city complaint. “Everyone has a right to buy a building, and everyone has a right to ask people to leave,” she said. “It’s just the way they did it that was so cruel and criminal.” (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Representatives from Starpoint Commercial Properties LLC, the building’s owner, did not return calls and e-mails. A subsidiary also named in the complaint is Valderas Drive Properties LLC. The complaint has 33 counts, six of which are infractions and 27 that are misdemeanors. The company faces fines of up to $1,000 per misdemeanor conviction and up to $250 per infraction. Residents say that during a renovation project earlier this year at the complex at 2121 Valderas Drive in north Glendale, gaping holes were left in their walls to upgrade piping. The work caused dust to spread in the complex and left units without water. Under its five-year-old ordinance, Glendale requires apartment owners to pay relocation costs to residents if renovation work makes their units uninhabitable. The property owner ended up paying relocation costs to some former residents, but not all. The city also accuses the building’s owners of raising rents to retaliate against residents who complained to the city about illegal eviction notices and the renovation work. GLENDALE – Former residents say the Falls at Montrose was a wonderful place to live – until they were forced out of the apartment complex by renovation work and huge rent increases. On Thursday, the city of Glendale joined with 21 former residents of the 100-unit apartment building, filing a complaint against the building’s owner. The city and the tenants say the owner retaliated against earlier complaints with rent increases and a refusal to pay tenant-relocation costs. It’s the first criminal complaint the city has filed against an apartment complex owner since it adopted an ordinance five years ago to protect apartment dwellers, said City Attorney Scott Howard. “It should be a message that, with the right evidence and with the right facts, that this office will stand up and file against property owners,” Howard said. last_img read more

Gilead under fire for global inaction

first_imgFOSTER CITY – The 25-year fight against AIDS has been good to Gilead Sciences Inc., a Bay Area biotechnology company that makes the world’s hottest-selling HIV treatment. The popularity of the treatment, Truvada, is soaring because it has almost no side effects and requires patients to take only a single pill once a day. With close to two dozen AIDS drugs on the market, the company that once had Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as its chairman is an industry leader. Its stock price has nearly doubled since Truvada was approved on Aug. 2, 2004. But success on Wall Street hasn’t insulated Gilead from complaints that it isn’t doing enough to combat the disease where it hits hardest: in the Third World. “For a company that prides itself on their access program, they have been irresponsible in getting the drug out,” said David Bryden of the Global Aids Alliance, a Washington-based advocacy group that organized a small protest outside Gilead’s annual shareholders meeting in May. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Truvada’s chief asset is that it includes two drugs – known generically as tenofovir and emtricitabine – in a single pill. That’s a dramatic departure from a few years ago, when HIV-positive patients carried small alarm clocks to remind them to take their myriad pills at the right time. The onerous dosing regimen and often nasty side effects dissuaded many patients from taking their medication. “Truvada is revolutionary because simplicity leads to better outcomes,” said Gilead Chief Financial Officer John Milligan, a former Gilead scientist who has been with the company for 16 years. Doctors now prescribe Truvada to 60 percent of all newly diagnosed HIV cases in the United States. The two drugs in Truvada will ring up close to $2 billion in sales this year individually or combined in the blue, teardrop shaped pill. That’s about half the estimated global AIDS market of about $4 billion. “The drug clearly dominates its class,” said Sharon Seiler, an analyst at Punk, Ziegel who sent a note to her clients Tuesday advising them to buy the company’s stock. “The company has a lot of credibility.” The Foster City company is expected to get an even bigger boost when the Food and Drug Administration approves a new, three-drug combination of Truvada and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s popular Sustiva. Because all three drugs are already on the market, FDA approval is widely expected this year. But the 1 million Americans estimated to be infected with HIV are a fraction of the 40 million people worldwide living with the AIDS virus. Nearly 25 million of those are in Africa south of the Sahara. Gilead acknowledges a responsibility to make its drugs available to the developing world and has touted its Gilead Access Program in several press releases since it was unveiled nearly three years ago. In April 2003, Gilead said it would make tenofovir available in all of Africa plus dozens of other developing nations “at no profit.” But medical and AIDS advocacy groups say the access program is little more than an empty promise. In February, the international humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders issued a scathing report that concluded the company has failed to gain regulatory approval in nearly all the impoverished countries it promised to serve. On the same day in New Delhi, activists protested Gilead’s plans to patent tenofovir in India, which has the most AIDS cases of any country. Close to 6 million people are living with the AIDS virus in India. Tenofovir has been available generically in India since last year and activists fear the cheaper drugs will disappear if Gilead is granted a patent. “We certainly believe in intellectual property around the world,” Gilead chief executive John Martin said. “On principal we believe that our product should be patented.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more