Emotional Sammy knocks WICB

first_imgKOLKATA, India (CMC):Captain Darren Sammy courted controversy here yesterday when he hit out at the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for its lack of support following his side’s capture of the Twenty20 World Cup.Speaking after West Indies stunned England by four wickets to clinch the title at Eden Gardens, Sammy told post-match presenter Nasser Hussain that while the team had been inspired by the professionalism of the management staff and messages of support from Caribbean nation grouping, CARICOM, they had heard nothing from board officials.”I really want to thank the heads of CARICOM. Throughout this tournament, they have been supporting the team. We’ve got e-mails, we’ve got calls,” Sammy said.”Prime Minister (Keith) Mitchell (from Grenada). I know what he is trying to do and I really want to thank him. He sent a very inspiring message for the team this morning … and I’m yet to hear from our own cricket board. That is very disappointing.”CELEBRATEHe continued: “For today, I’m going to celebrate with these 15 men and coaching staff. I don’t know when I’m going to be playing with these guys again because we don’t get selected for one-day cricket.”We don’t know when we’re going to be playing T20. So, this win, I want to thank you, my team, I want to thank you, coaching staff … everybody knows West Indies are champion!”The comments come against the backdrop of the players’ contracts dispute with the WICB before the start of the tournament back in February, which threatened the side’s participation.Sammy acted as the players’ representative during the brief impasse and while he assured the Caribbean then that West Indies would commit to playing the tournament, he also hinted that the issues were far from settled.Yesterday, he once again alluded to the impasse, noting that the “disrespect” shown to the side by the WICB, along with other criticisms from media personalities, had helped to fire up the team.”We started this journey … we all know we had (issues). People were wondering whether we would play this tournament,” he explained.”We had a lot of issues, we felt disrespected by our board, Mark Nicholas (cricket analyst) described our team as a team with no brains (in a pre-tournament preview). All these things before the tournament just brought this team together.”I really want to thank these 15 men. The ability to just put all those adversities aside and to come out and play this type of cricket in front of such passionate fans, it’s just tremendous.”DIFFICULTIESSammy also praised newly installed manager Rawl Lewis, who, he said, went to extraordinary lengths to sort out some administrative difficulties during the pre-tournament camp in Dubai.”I personally also want to thank the coaching staff. Coach Phil (Simmons), he’s been through a lot, and to come here and the way he’s coached the team, he’s just brilliant,” Sammy noted.”All the other coaching staff who have done their part. We had a new manager in this tournament in Rawl Lewis. He had never managed any team before. He came here, we were at a camp in Dubai, but we had no uniforms, no printing.”He left Dubai, went to Kolkata. That’s where we started. The trouble he went to, to get us in this uniform, I’ve got to give credit to the entire team here. It was us in our own little circle. This win we dedicate it to all our fans in the Caribbean.”West Indies became the first side to win two T20 World Cups when they defeated England by four wickets in the final at Eden Gardens here on Sunday.last_img read more

Lakers notes: Bynum welcomes Brown’s return

first_imgAndrew Bynum was waiting with a joke Friday as fellow center Kwame Brown returned to the Lakers after missing 27 games with a severely sprained left ankle. “It was a bit nostalgic to see him in the uniform today,” Bynum said of Brown, who was injured Dec. 31. “But I’m really happy for him. I know he’s excited to be back and I think it’ll help us out a lot.” The injury news wasn’t as good for Luke Walton, who hoped to return Friday from his own sprained ankle. But Walton has been unable to overcome the injury and will be re-examined Monday by ankle specialist David Thordarson at USC. Walton, who underwent an MRI on Friday, will not travel for Sunday’s game at Phoenix and his availability for the Lakers’ upcoming road trip is uncertain. The Lakers will play back-to-back games at Minnesota and Milwaukee beginning Tuesday. “It’s not healing enough and he’s still having pain in certain movements,” team spokesman John Black said. “So we’ll send him over and check that out.” Brown, meanwhile, made his decision to return mostly out of necessity with Bynum staying home sick from three days of practice this week. In addition, Brown feared he would not be able to return in full for the playoffs if he stuck to his original timetable. “They wanted me to be out another three weeks,” Brown said. “There’s no way I can get in shape if I sit out another three weeks. So I just said, `Let’s try to give it a go.”‘ Brown consulted with trainer Gary Vitti, who said his ankle might not be pain-free the rest of the season. He joked that he was moving at more of a “fast trot” than running full speed but added, “I’m pretty quick, so it’s faster than most people.” center_img By returning now, Brown also has a chance to salvage what he hoped would be a breakthrough season before it was derailed. Brown is averaging 8.7 points and 6.6 rebounds but has missed 34 out of 59 games because of injuries. Lakers coach Phil Jackson, meanwhile, will face a decision about going forward with Bynum or Brown as his starting center. Jackson appreciates the defensive presence Brown brings and believes Bynum can be productive off the bench. “If both of them reach where I think is their potential, I’m going to have to consider that,” Jackson said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Jennifer Lawrence whacks Emma Watson on the face

first_imgSo what if you’re attending Dior’s Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture (Fall/Winter 2014/2015) show; so what if you’re one of America’s sweethearts loved by all who see you on the big screen? There’s simply no reason good enough to stop you from goofing around when you’re young, successful and carefree.From repeatedly tripping on red carpet, making funny faces, to photobombing actors, and to introducing your also-celebrity friend to your pal, Jennifer Lawrence is not ready to pack up her goofy side yet.That celebrity friend she semi-whacked in the face was none than an unsuspecting Emma Watson who was caught off-guard in the middle of posing for pictures.The Hunger Games: Jennifer Lawrence introduces her palm to friend Emma Watson’s face. Picture courtesy: @JenniferUpdates/TwitterRealising it was just another one of her pranks, Emma took it sportingly and joined in on the laughs.A relieved Emma Watson joins in on the laughter. Picture courtesy: @JenniferUpdates/TwitterJennifer looked supremely tanned while attending the event in a Christian Dior blue and white dress. Emma Watson managed to pull of chic in a black top and sheer skirt with underlay.last_img read more

Bangladeshs birth most significant event of Pranabs public life

first_imgPranab Mukherjee. Reuters File PhotoFormer Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has said the birth of an independent Bangladesh remains the “most significant” event in his public life.“To my mind it is Bangladesh, the birth of a nation of 12 or 13 crore people in 1971. That is the most significant event since I joined public life,” Pranab told The Times of India in an interview.He said he still remembers that Indira Gandhi, then prime minister of India, made a short statement in both Houses saying, “I am happy to inform the House that Pakistan army has surrendered to the joint command of the Indian army and the Bangladesh Mukti Bahini and now Dhaka is the free capital of free Bangladesh.”On pronouncement on the two-nation theory, the former Indian president said that will be an over-simplification of the whole issue because the two-nation theory was challenged at the very time of its pronouncement.“It (the partition of Pakistan) once again established that mere religion cannot be the basis of a state. There are many other factors: religion, language, customs, culture and social systems,” he said.Responding to a question on Kashmir issue, he said Indira Gandhi took the wisest decision by declaring the unilateral ceasefire.“If India had not declared unilateral ceasefire, there would have been expansion of the conflict. It would have engulfed both India and Pakistan because America was bent on protecting the unity of western Pakistan after they had lost the hope on eastern Pakistan. Soviet Russia also did not want the war to be extended,” Pranab said.The Times of India published the long interview on Thursday.Pranab Mukherjee remains in the news even after the end of his term and a long innings in public life. His book ‘Coalition Years’ has trained the spotlight on the major events that shaped UPA governments.last_img read more

Run for peace

first_imgOver 1000 students took part, representing IMS group of Institutions and other institutions. The marathon started from Kavinagar Ram Leela Ground and ended at IMS – Lal Quan Campus. The marathon was flagged off by SVS Ranga Rao, district magistrate of Ghaziabad.The management and faculties of the institute also participated along with the students. The winners of the marathon are Prasant Dubey (BTech II Year), Dauji (MCA I Year), Chandransh Singh (PGDM II Year). The management appreciated all the students who participated in the marathon.Chief guest of the occasion Kiran Yadav, SP – Traffic of Ghaziabad congratulated the students and addressed them.  Trustee of IMS society Rakesh Chariaji also addressed the students during the event. He spoke about the need of peace and harmony in the society and students contribution towards it. He also asked the students to be messengers of peace and make the society a better place.last_img read more

A Young Stanley Kubricks Stunning Black and White Photos of 1940s Chicago

first_imgStanley Kubrick falls into the category of one of the most renowned filmmakers ever. His movies were both groundbreaking and controversial. They spawned an army of followers and raised several generations of screenwriters and directors who deem his work as their primary influence. However, in the 1940s, the future director well-known for his perfectionism and radical approach was just a teenager with big dreams and a small camera.A man and a woman walking with a porter on the platform next to a railroad passenger car at a train stationA wrestler strides toward Gorgeous George who stands near a corner of the ring with his hands on his chest where he had received a blow in the previous maneuver in the wrestling match. Photography by S. Kubrick.African American mother and her four children in their tenement apartment, 1949. Photography by S. Kubrick.Butcher holding slab of beef in a meat locker, 1949. Image from Look photographic assignment ‘Chicago City of Contrasts’ by S. Kubrick.Gorgeous George, American professional wrestler, 1949. Image from Look photographic assignment ‘Chicago City of Contrasts’ by S. Kubrick.Kubrick, age 21, 1949Stanley Kubrick started out as a 17-year-old photographer’s apprentice at the New York-based Look Magazine, where he soon got the chance to become a full-fledged contributor. He was known for his “slice-of-life” photos which both reflected the squalor and splendor of huge American cities like New York and Chicago.In 1949, Kubrick was 21 and eager to take on an assignment of creating a photo essay for Look, titled “Chicago – City of Extremes”. The collection of photographs included snapshots of workers, commuters, and butchers, juxtaposed to those of models, professional wrestlers as well as schoolchildren and entire families. The basic concept was to show the citizens of Chicago during their daily work routine, as well as how they spend their nights out.A large portion of his Chicago photo shoot relied on capturing the frenzy which was going on in and around a wrestling match which featured the legendary Gorgeous George, whose extravagant persona influenced the likes of Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) and James Brown.Men working the floor at the Chicago Board of Trade. Photography by S. Kubrick.People arriving at the Chicago Theatre for show starring, in person, Jack Carson, Marion Hutton, and Robert Alda, 1949. Image from Look photographic assignment ‘Chicago City of Contrasts’ by S. Kubrick.Smelter in a steel mill, Chicago, Illinois. Photography by S. Kubrick.Stanley Kubrick was a Look magazine photographer when he caught himself in the mirror of Rosemary Williams, a showgirl, in 1949.Steel worker in mill as molten steel spills from vat, in Chicago, Illinois, 1949. Image from Look photographic assignment ‘Chicago City of Contrasts’ by S. Kubrick.Steel worker standing in mill with smelter in the background, in Chicago, Illinois, 1949. Image from Look photographic assignment ‘Chicago City of Contrasts’ by S. Kubrick.Despite his young age, Kubrick managed to capture the unique atmosphere of the huge hall and the audience which eagerly awaited the trademark dramatic entrance of the wrestler, which included music, spotlights, and a sequined cloak.Apart from the wrestling night, the future filmmaker extensively documented the daily life of an African-American family of four, living on Chicago’s South Side.Even though Illinois had some of the most progressive anti-racism laws in the United States, discrimination was still very present. Most of the African-Americans who came to Chicago during what was called the Great Migration settled in the slums, living in crippling poverty and horrible conditions.Unidentified man standing in front of a ‘Trade’ board on which he records a ‘Market Score’ at the Chicago Board of Trade. Photography by S. Kubrick.Young girl seated at desk in classroom in Chicago, Illinois. Photography by S. Kubrick.Young girl, half-length portrait, standing against wall displaying art work, in classroom in Chicago, Illinois. Photography by S. Kubrick.This very environment, paired with racially restrictive practices, would turn Martin Luther King to activism just a decade later.Read another story from us: Stunning Lifestyle Photos of the Sami People Living at the Top of the WorldKubrick, on the other hand, had no illusions when it came to the poor and their lives. His camera captures the unforgiving face of poverty and the humanity behind it.last_img read more

People Myrtle Beach contest winner announced

first_img[People] Myrtle Beach contest winner announced Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Contests, Myrtle Beach, Peoplecenter_img TORONTO — Jayne Firth of CAA Travel has been announced as the winner of the Myrtle Beach contest that launched in the 2018 Sun Escapes edition of Travel Professional.Firth, based on Guelph, Ont., has won three nights’ beachfront accommodation for two, a $500 Amex gift card, two tickets to Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, SkyWheel, Ripley’s Aquarium and Brookgreen Gardens.For more information on upcoming contests, go to travelweek.ca/contests. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Posted bylast_img read more