They’ve been with each other through sickness, drama and health. They’ve stuck it out through the ups and downs that come with fame, and have remained an example of how best friends should put all else behind their love for each other.Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift have been best friends forever, and have left no stone unturned to make their love for each other felt and heard. Taylor Swift’s birthday yesterday was no different.Selena Gomez took to social media to post a special message for her best friend, and thanked her ‘for being born’.Also read: Here’s why Taylor Swift is also Time’s Person of the Year 2017The caption reads: “I’m glad you were born. You write all the thoughts some aren’t able to articulate. (ME!) Thank you for giving a voice to this world that is authentic and inspiring. I wish some knew how big your heart actually is.. it’s fierce, bold and freaking wild with light. I’m glad you protect that. Love you @taylorswift.”In the video, the two can be seen being their usual, goofy selves. Though the two have not been sported in public together recently, it’s nice to know that their friendship remains intact, and flourishes, even when the cameras go to sleep.advertisement
Virat Kohli was furious on Thursday as the on-field umpire failed to spot and call a no-ball after Lasith Malinga overstepped on the last ball of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chase. The umpiring howler cost RCB dearly as Mumbai Indians pipped the hosts by six runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.Needing six to take the game into Super Over, Lasith Malinga’s final delivery to Shivam Dube was a no-ball that was missed by the on-field umpires as RCB managed 181 for 5 in reply to 187 for 8 by Mumbai Indians.What hurt them more was AB de Villiers, who nearly took his team to victory with an unbeaten 70 off 41 balls would have faced the free-hit. Both umpires C Nandan and ICC Elite Panel’s S Ravi bungled completely leaving Virat Kohli seething in anger.After the end of the match, Kohli was livid, “We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket. The umpires should have had their eyes open. That is a ridiculous call at the last ball. If it is a game of margins, I don’t know what is happening. They should have been more sharp and careful out there.”The winning captain, Rohit Sharma feels that these mistakes are not good for the game. “I just got to know when we crossed the rope. Somebody just told me it was a no-ball. These kind of mistakes are not good for the game of cricket, it’s pretty simple,” he said at the post match presentation.”There’s a TV up there, they have to watch what’s happening. It is as simple as it is. Players can’t do much. The only thing they can do is walk off and shake hands because it was the last ball. It’s disappointing to see that. I hope they rectify their mistakes like we do when we make mistakes,” Rohit added.advertisementSocial media blasted the umpiring error with Michael Vaughan taking to twitter to vent his ire.”In an era of so much technology and with so much at stake NO BALLS should never ever be missed,” Vaughan tweeted.In an era of so much technology and with so much at stake NO BALLS should never ever be missed …. #JustSaying #IPL2019Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 28, 2019Aakash Chopra too was not happy with umpires’s mistake, as he called it a ‘colossal error’.”Malinga’s last ball was a no-ball….BIG one. Umpire missed it. Colossal error. Unbelievable,” Aakash Chopra tweeted.Malinga’s last ball was a no-ball….BIG one. Umpire missed it. Colossal error. Unbelievable. #RCBvMI #IPLAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 28, 2019It would have been better if Shivam Dube was out on the last ball, seems like that is the only way umpires would have checked the https://twitter.com/hashtag/noball?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#noballMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) https://twitter.com/MohammadKaif/status/1111342933918343169?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>March 28, 2019Was a big game, the no-ball could have changed the game. It shouldn’t be so in a game of such extraordinary skill but umpires can get it wrong too.Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) https://twitter.com/bhogleharsha/status/1111342661015760896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>March 28, 2019Absolutely, been an advocate of giving the front foot no-ball to the 3rd umpireDeep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) https://twitter.com/DeepDasgupta7/status/1111341680404250624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw>March 28, 2019Also Read | Virat Kohli fumes after umpire fails to see no-ball: We are playing IPL, not club cricket
More Jamaicans with hearing difficulties are to benefit from free hearing aids and aftercare under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Juliet A. Holness Foundation and the United States-based Starkey Hearing Foundation. More Jamaicans with hearing difficulties are to benefit from free hearing aids and aftercare under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Juliet A. Holness Foundation and the United States-based Starkey Hearing Foundation.The MOU follows a special mission to the island by members of the foundation in June, where more than 400 persons received custom hearing aids.More than 800 people were fitted with hearing aids by the Starkey team in 2017, who continue to receive monthly aftercare free of cost.The agreement, which was signed on Tuesday (September 4) at Jamaica House, will also seek to establish a framework of cooperation and collaboration with stakeholders to expand Starkey Foundation’s hearing health programme in the Caribbean.Speaking with JIS News, Mrs. Holness said the initiative is important in creating a more inclusive society.“This is an initiative that we will be able to carry across Jamaica to ensure that every single child and adult who is unable to hear can do so,” she said.Mrs. Holness commended Starkey for its commitment to improving the lives of persons with hearing disabilities.“It not only provides hearing aids; it has been able to maintain a programme of continuous checks and ensuring that the hearing is supported long-term. They provide maintenance and follow-up throughout life, and that is very special for those who cannot afford it,” she noted.Director of Global Development for the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Owen Olende, said the agreement is an important step in building multiple partnerships as it seeks to widen its operations in the Caribbean region.He hailed the cooperation with the Juliet A. Holness Foundation to “enable us to get the right stakeholders on board” in order to extend the reach of the initiative.To ensure the sustainability of the programme, Mr. Olende said that training will be done at the community level to build capacity.“Part of the sustainability plan is engaging in research with local universities to come up with more Jamaica-relevant programmes and be able to scale up the programme throughout the four regions in Jamaica. We will work closely with the Ministry of Health through the Juliet A. Holness Foundation to make sure we achieve that within the next year or so,” he said.“With your support, we will be able to scale up the programme not only in Jamaica, but in the wider Caribbean region. Through the signing of this MOU, you will officially be our ambassador for the region,” he added.The partnership is the first activity under the recently launched Juliet A. Holness Foundation, which seeks to advance Mrs. Holness’ passion for health, education and family values.Starkey Hearing Foundation is a global organisation that provides custom hearing aids to people in need.It has community-based programmes in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central America, the Middle East, South-East Asia and the Caribbean, with the aim of providing services at no cost to the beneficiaries and to promote healthy hearing medical care worldwide. The MOU follows a special mission to the island by members of the foundation in June, where more than 400 persons received custom hearing aids. More than 800 people were fitted with hearing aids by the Starkey team in 2017, who continue to receive monthly aftercare free of cost. Story Highlights
Lucknow: At least eight people were killed in Uttar Pradesh in rain-related incidents, a senior official said on Saturday.All the deaths took place on September 20, Uttar Pradesh Relief Commissioner GS Priyadarshi said. “Eight persons lost their lives in different rain-related incidents in the state, while two sustained injuries,” he said in a statement issued here. Due to snakebite, one person each died in Pilibhit, Lalitpur and Kannauj Similary and two were killed in Etawah, he said. Two persons died due to lightning in Chitrakoot, while one person died due to lightning in Sonbhadra, the statement said. He also informed that rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Betwa and Ghaghra are flowing above the danger mark at various places in the state.
New Delhi: The BCCI’s much-awaited elections have been rescheduled by a day to October 23 in the wake of assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra, Chairman of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) running Indian cricket Vinod Rai told PTI on Tuesday. Both the states will be voting on October 21 in a single-phase elections and to ensure that voter members from the two units are not inconvenienced, the Cricket Board poll, which was to be held on October 22, has been postponed by a day. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”The BCCI elections are on track. It’s just because of the state polls, we have decided to reschedule by a day. So it will now be held on October 23 instead of October 22. Anything else that you read anywhere will be factually incorrect,” Rai said on Tuesday. The CoA also extended the deadline for conducting elections of BCCI’s state units by a week, to October 4. Another CoA member Diana Edulji said while she is “against any delay in conducting the BCCI elections”, she understands that a day’s extension is due to state polls. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”As per the Supreme Court order passed on September 20, the state units may be granted a few days’ grace but BCCI elections should be on time. We may defer it by a day due to assembly elections in Maharashtra on 21st,” the former India women’s captain said. Rai was happy with the outcome of the Supreme Court hearing on the Tuesday during which its petition seeking clarification on the permission granted to the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association to hold elections, was admitted. “Today, the petition came up for hearing. The BCCI counsel was there, TNCA counsel and amicus curiae P S Narsimha was there. I am happy with the outcome,” he said. “The SC took cognisance of the fact that some state units are misinterpreting the order mischievously on ‘disqualification being confined to office-bearers only’,” said Rai. “Many felt that it meant that the 70-year clause (age cap), non-Indian passport holder clause have been done away with, which is not the case,” the former CAG added. The CoA, in its petition to the apex court, has also submitted the status of compliance of 38 state units of BCCI. There are 24 full members, who have registered their respective constitutions as per CoA’s approval. Three members — Railways, Services and Universities — will have an authorised representative as per the BCCI constitution. The CoA has also informed the court that seven full members have had their constitution approved by it but have not yet submitted the document. There are two members, who are in dialogue with CoA and are on their way to compliance. According to the CoA, only two members — Haryana and Tamil Nadu are “not compliant and failed to bring their constitution in line with the approved one.” The BCCI elections will mark an end to the tenure of the Supreme Court-appointed administrators, governing Indian cricket. The CoA has been administering the game since January 2017 and was mandated to implement the administrative reforms suggested by the Justice (Retd) R M Lodha committee.
Beijing: Beijing hit back Wednesday after US President Donald Trump ramped up pressure on China over Hong Kong and its trade commitments. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang criticised “the untrue remarks mentioned by the US side in his speech” after Trump put China on notice at the United Nations over its handling of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong and trade.
Dubai: India go into the three-match home series against South Africa looking to build on their early success in the ICC World Test Championship, while the visitors open their campaign in the competition. Virat Kohli led India to a 2-0 victory in the West Indies, which helped them grab the full 120 points available for a series, the only team to do so in three series played so far. Sri Lanka and New Zealand drew their two-match series 1-1 and are on 60 points each in Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijijuthe points table while England and Australia are on 56 each after their five-match Ashes series ended 2-2. The championship was launched last month to add context to the longest format of the game. Each match of the India-South Africa series, to be played in Visakhapatnam, Pune and Ranchi is worth 40 points since points in the WTC are evenly distributed over the number of matches in a series (two to five), ranging from 60 points for each match of a two-Test series to 24 for each match of a five-Test series. So, India can go up to 240 points by grabbing all the points at stake in the series starting Wednesday. On the other hand, South Africa can join India at the top of the table with 120 points. The top two teams at the end of the league will play the final in the United Kingdom in June 2021 with the winners crowned the World Test champions.