Cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad applauds India Today’s Operation CricketGate

first_imgFormer India Test cricketer Kirti Azad praised India Today’s Operation CricketGate which revealed how Pune curator Pandurang Salgaonkar was ready to doctor the pitch according to the bookies’ needs.Two of India Today’s undercover reporters, posing as bookies, caught Salgaonkar on tape. The curator assured the reporters that the pitch would yield 337 runs and the target would be easily chaseable.He also said he could tamper the pitch to suit the needs of a particular team. Soon after the sting operation aired on India Today and Aaj Tak on Wednesday morning, BCCI and MCA swung into action.Azad, who played 7 Test matches and 25 one-day internationals for India between 1980-86, lauded India Today’s efforts and said, “it was shameful to see what he (Salgaonkar) did for greed.”Salgaonkar was suspended by the MCA with immediate effect and an investigation will now take place to determine who else were involved in this scandal. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has promised strict action against all those guilty.The Indian cricket board also appointed curator Ramesh Mhamunkar as the point person for the centre wicket and the ground immediately afterwards.India beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second ODI at Pune to level the three-match series 1-1. It was a low-scoring match as opposed to what Salgaonkar told our reporters on camera that the pitch would produce 337-340 runs.India restricted New Zealand to 230/9 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/45), Jasprit Bumrah (2/38) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2/36) starring with the ball. Shikhar Dhawan (68) and Dinesh Karthik (64*) then struck half-centuries each to guide India home with four overs to spare.advertisementlast_img read more


Proposed bill to expand workers comp for law enforcement

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, Friday will announce a bill that would expand worker’s compensation availability to law enforcement officers who receive certain injuries.Current state law generally leaves law enforcement agencies to classify certain injuries and illnesses as workplace hazards or not. Because of this, law enforcement with an agency that sidesteps such classifications are forced to use their personal leave time and benefits to recover.According to Hueso, this harms law enforcement agencies by putting their officers in danger of losing healthcare or employment when their leave time runs out.Prospective officers may also shy away from agencies that don’t classify certain injuries as eligible for worker’s compensation, opting instead for an employer with more favorable policies for work-related injuries.Hueso’s bill would expand worker’s compensation benefits to all of the state’s law enforcement officers. Representatives from the Peace Officers Research Association of California are expected to join Hueso at the announcement. The group will unveil the bill at 11 a.m. Friday at San Diego City College. Updated: 6:56 PM KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 1, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom March 1, 2019 Proposed bill to expand worker’s comp for law enforcementlast_img read more


HOT OFF THE PRESS Wilmington Recreation Offers 8Day Trip To Grand Canyon

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department presents an 8-day America’s Canyonlands trip from May 14, 2020 to May 21, 2020.The trip costs $2,650 per person (double), $3,625 per person (single), and $2,615 per person (triple).Contact the Recreation Department at 978-658-4270 with any questions and registration information. Additional itinerary information can be found HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Offers “March Gladness” Road Trip To Catskill MountainsIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Organizes Trip To See “Mutts Gone Nuts!” Show In WrenthamIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Recreation’s Fall NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more


WATCH Shame on you Canadian journalist calls Pak minister Qureshi censorious thug

first_imgPakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood QureshiSpencer Platt/Getty ImagesA Canadian journalist confronted Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi calling him a “censorious thug” at a media event in London.The journalist, Ezra Levant, was angry with Qureshi over Pakistan’s media censorship and called him out for his government censoring tweets of users from the United States and Canada. During his angry tirade, Levant also claimed that his Twitter handle was shut down.“Shame on you”: @EzraLevant challenges #Pakistan’s Foreign Minister over Twitter censorship!WATCH the FULL video here: https://t.co/hHqJklTVoS #tcot #news pic.twitter.com/9wUBSiq8dd— The Rebel (@RebelNewsOnline) July 11, 2019 The incident happened during the ‘Defend Media Freedom’ conference in London, where Qureshi was a part of the panel. The event took place on July 10 and 11. The event was boycotted by international media who were protesting lack of free speech for journalists and media personnel in Pakistan.Levant asked Qureshi, “Can you explain, why the Islamic supremacy in Pakistan is silencing my personal and journalistic freedom in Canada?”He went on to tell the panel that they should be embarrassed to invite “the censorious thug” for this event.Qureshi attempted to brush off the matter and tried convincing Levant to not fall prey to the negative portrayal of Pakistan in the media.”I urge you not to be swayed by negative characterisation in international media about Pakistan, which tends to overlook Pakistan’s accomplishments in media and other areas,” said Qureshi.”You have double standards and what you are propping up a certain sections agenda. I have been respectful to you,” he added.Levant then said that Pakistan dislikes ‘free speech’ and went on to ask, “Who the hell are you to censor me in Canada? I know because you don’t like free speech. You censored me, shame on you.”last_img read more