Eid Mubarak from CCUSA

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 983 total views,  65 views today BOCA RATON/FL – USA: Cricket Council USA will like to send  Eid Mubarak wishes to all cricketers, administrators, and fans across the world. Chairman and CEO of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi says: “To our well-wishers and friends we want you to make this festival a memorable one. “Festivals usher in new hope and happiness. They make people feel joyous and rid people of the burdens of routine life. Therefore, it calls for celebrations. We have all been through a lot given the dreaded COVID 19 Pandemic and is…

At least 57 dead as Pakistan plane crashes in residential area in Karachi

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 564 total views,  16 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ At least 57 people were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines plane with 99 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here on Friday, officials said, nearly a week after the COVID-19-induced air travel restrictions were lifted by the government. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, minutes before its landing, they said. The PIA Airbus A320 carrying 91…

PIA plane with 99 people on board crashes in Karachi, 66 dead

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 590 total views,  16 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ At least 66 people were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines plane with 99 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport here on Friday, officials said, nearly a week after the Covid-19-induced air travel restrictions were lifted by the government. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed at the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony in Malir, minutes before its landing, they said. The PIA Airbus A320 carrying 91…

Rejected Avengers Endgame sequence reveals Robert Downey Jr sendoff you’ve never seen. Until now

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 576 total views,  14 views today More than a year after its release, the design firm Exception Perception has revealed unused versions of the end credits sequence for Avengers: Endgame. Marvel fans would recall that the sequence paid special tribute to the six original stars of the franchise, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner. The sequence in the film showed a brief montage of the actors’ journeys in the series, and juxtaposed their names with their signatures, while Alan Silvestri’s music played in the background. On its website,…

Cyclone Amphan: Bangladesh shifts over two million people; armed forces put on alert

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 835 total views,  16 views today The cyclone is expected to make landfall at 6pm on Wednesday, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman was quoted as saying by the report.(AFP) COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Bangladesh has shifted over two million people to storm shelters and deployed the military to deal with the powerful cyclone ‘Amphan’ which is set to make a landfall on the costal districts, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday. Authorities have already raised the alert level to ‘great danger’ for some districts in the country as…

India’s Kohli says father refused to bribe way into team

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 2,216 total views,  98 views today “Virat Kohli lost his father at the age of 18. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – India captain Virat Kohli has told how his late father refused to pay a bribe to get him into a Delhi state junior team when he was a teenager. The world’s top ranked one-day batsman did not identify who had demanded the bribe but said he was rejected by the team, a rebuff that left him “broken”. “In my home state…sometimes things happen that are not fair,” the Times of…

Saliva on ball, neutral umpires set to be axed due to virus

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 2,235 total views,  98 views today “Former Australia bowler Ryan Harris shines the ball. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – Cricketers are set to be banned from using saliva to shine the ball due to the coronavirus pandemic, following recommendations by the International Cricket Council. The ICC’s influential cricket committee met via conference call on Monday and made the recommendations after a briefing from the governing body’s medical advisory committee. It was unanimously agreed that the “elevated risk of transmission” caused by polishing the ball using spit meant the traditional method must be…

Scarface actor Geno Silva dies at 72

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 757 total views,  14 views today COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ Actor Geno Silva, best known for his role in the 1983 crime drama Scarface, has died. He was 72. Silva passed away on May 9 at his home here of complications from frontotemporal degeneration, a form of dementia. His family shared the news of his demise, reports hollywoodreporter.com. During his four-decade career, Silva also featured in Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit (1981), Robert Towne’s Tequila Sunrise (1988), Steven Spielberg’s Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (both released in 1997), David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive…

China’s coronavirus vaccine will be global public good, Xi Says

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 994 total views,  7 views today Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 28, 2020. (REUTERS) COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ China will make its coronavirus vaccine a global public good once one is available, President Xi Jinping told the World Health Organization’s governing body. Xi’s comments come amid growing concern that countries will put national interests first in the quest for a protective shot, seen as the key to getting…

Finally China gives in, agrees for probe into Covid-19 origin, WHO response

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 941 total views,  6 views today A woman wearing a protective mask is seen past a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping on a street as the country is hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Shanghai, China.(via REUTERS) COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ China on Monday gave in to mounting international pressure for a probe into the origin of Covid-19 and a review of the World Health Organisation’s response to the pandemic. President Xi Jinping told the World Health Assembly that China had acted with ‘openness, transparency and responsibility’ when the disease,…