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Badree’s plea: WI need help

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):Leg-spinner Samuel Badree believes the problems of West Indies cricket are now too big for authorities in the region to fix.As such, he said here yesterday that cricket’s world governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), or Caribbean governments may need to intervene to halt the decline.”It’s disappointing and deeply painful to be a player and to see the level we have reached,” said Badree, who has signed to play with Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.”There has been a lot of conjecture about the reasons and I don’t want to get into that – just to say that we need help.”Whether it comes from the ICC or whether it comes from the governments of the West Indies, at the end of the day, we need some help to get our cricket back on the right track.”The 34-year-old Badree has played 22 Twenty20 Internationals for West Indies but is yet to play Test or one-day cricket.He has risen to become the number two ranked bowler in the world and, like many West Indies players, has opted to focus on the lucrative T20 leagues around the world in recent years.Badree is joined by fellow West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago player Lendl Simmons for Heat’s campaign in the Big Bash.Tonight, they will take on Melbourne Renegades, featuring Windies teammates Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, and Badree said he was fully aware of his role for the Heat.”As one of the international players, I need to step up to the challenge,” Badree said.”People doubted spinners initially in Twenty20 cricket, but you have seen the success of slow bowlers as the game has gone on. Spinners all over the world have adapted well [to T20 cricket].”last_img read more

Law limitations are said to be hurting Police investigations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 22, 2016 – Laws in the Turks and Caicos need to be swiftly amended if we are going to see more crimes solved.  For the second time in a week, there has been key reference made to the limitations in TCI Law which seems to inhibit Police; the old standards now in place are hurting investigations and helping criminals get away with murder and more.A media statement by the Commissioner of Police, James Smith yesterday listed where there are weaknesses. I quote him now:  “Keeping our borders secure is crucial, biometric information and the ability to easily take DNA samples will enhance our capabilities to solve crime and identify perpetrators, updated criminal evidence legislation, a change to the way we manage our roads, vehicles and driving licenses, along with a number of other legislative improvements that I have already discussed with government, should combine to significantly improve safety and security,” said James Smith, Police Commissioner.A week ago today, the Premier, Rufus Ewing addressed the same issue, and expressed that his government will make the changes in law once informed of what those changes need to be. “The police commissioner also mentioned this morning that we need some amendments to our laws, I said well if we need amendments to our laws to enable things like DNA and  DNA sampling or enlarged scale of DNA sampling then tell us what amendments we need.”But when Magnetic Media checked the media release from the June 30th National Security Council meeting it exposes that not only was there a presentation of laws that need desperate improvement, but that the Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing was there, the Border Control Minister, Donhue Gardiner was there, that the Police Commissioner and his Deputy were there; that the Governor Peter Beckingham and his Deputy Governor was there and the Attorney General also made the roll call.  Everyone who could swiftly affect change in the laws of the land, was present and accounted for and the only question is now whether or not they will move expeditiously in order for the Turks and Caicos to see an end to reports where as much as 75% of crime goes unsolved.  Related Items:last_img read more

May 1st Busy night In Bahamas

first_imgBahamas, Monday May 1st, 2017 : Monday Night, May 1st, a big night in the Bahamas, as several gatherings are promising to be spectacular, from the FNM rallies where Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is promising to appear, to the Save the Bahamas night of prayer, in Rawson Square.Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is carded to take the stage at FNM rallies nightly this week, kicking off appearances in his former constituency North Abaco on Monday night.  The former FNM leader’s appearance is said to be momentous as promised in the ads airing on local airwaves, as he has vowed to expose the PLP and unveil a slew of reasons why you shouldn’t vote for the Progressive Liberal Party.  On Nomination day, the former Prime Minister threw his support behind the candidate going up for the area, Darren Henfield.Save Our Bahamas flyerThe rallies will be held at the same time as pastors and religious leaders gather to pray in Rawson Square in Nassau. Organised by Save the Bahamas, the vigil aims at praying for the nation ahead of the elections. The prayer service is not the first of its kind, as the group held prayer services at the same site last Monday.#MagneticMediaNews#FNMRallies#HubertIngrahamReturns#SaveOurBahamasPrayer Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

JayZ Beyoncé tickets on sale now

first_img Posted: March 19, 2018 Jay-Z & Beyoncé tickets on sale now March 19, 2018 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 SettingsTickets to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s joint tour went on sale Monday morning at 10:00 A.M. The “On the Run Two” stadium tour kicks off in the UK on June 6, 2018.The San Diego show will take place at SDCCU Stadium on Thursday, September 27. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

SpiceJet Launches EMI Scheme for Ticket Booking

first_imgNo-frills airline SpiceJet on Thursday launched a new scheme, which enables its customers to pay ticket fare in equated monthly instalments (EMIs).The EMIs can be spread over a period of 3, 6, 9 or 12 months, according to convenience of customers. The interest rate charged for this facility will range from 12 to 14%.The offer will result in significant savings to the passengers (up to 70% interest cost reduction) on deferred/delayed payment interest costs relative to traditional credit card fees, SpiceJet said in a release.”For a ticket costing Rs 5,000, this scheme can result in savings of over Rs 1,000 in terms of interest charges relative to credit cards for a 12-month deferred payment plan,” SpiceJet said.For now, the ‘Book Now, Pay Later’ scheme will be applicable to customers holding credit cards of Axis Bank, HSBC Bank, Kotak Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank.However, the airline plans to extend the facility to credit cards holders of other banks shortly.”Providing customer convenience and enhancing options through unique travel schemes and offers are central to SpiceJet’s philosophy. We are confident that this scheme will make air travel more economically-viable than ever before for those customers who want to travel now, but pay later,” said SpiceJet’s Chief Marketing Officer Debojo Maharshi.The facility will be available for those, who will book tickets through SpiceJet website.In case of airfare refunds, customers will have to bear the costs of the interest rate already billed for that particular booking, it said.last_img read more

Baltimore Homicides Hit 289

first_imgTwo men were gunned down in different parts of the city on Oct. 24, according to the Baltimore Police Department. The two separate shootings bring Baltimore’s homicide total to 289, an increase of 11 percent from last year’s tally of 259 at this time. The year ended with 318 homicides.The first homicide on Oct. 24, which took place in West Baltimore, in the 1000 block of W. North Ave in Reservoir Hill, occurred around 2:20 p.m when a 25- year-old man was found suffering from gunshot wounds.The man was taken to Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland where he was pronounced dead.Two hours later, in Northwest Baltimore in the 3100 block of Wylie Ave in Park Heights, a 26-year-old man was shot. Medical personnel transported the man to Sinai Hospital, where he later died.BPD homicide detectives were called to both scenes and quickly determined both cases to be homicides. The 289 homicides tragically puts Baltimore on pace to break the city’s record of 344 homicides set in 2015. In comparison, New York City, with a population of about 8.5 million people had recorded 182 homicides by Sept. 3, while Baltimore with about 620,000 people had recorded 238 homicides.The Oct. 24 shootings are still under investigation and there is no information available yet on suspects or motives.Anybody with any information on either shooting is asked to call Baltimore homicide detectives at 410-396-2100 or the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP.last_img read more