US okays 22 bn arms sale to Taiwan

first_imgWashington DC: The US State Department has approved the potential sale to Taiwan of USD 2.2 billion in arms, including Abrams tanks and Stinger missiles, the Pentagon said on Monday. The announcement is likely to anger Beijing, which views Taiwan as part of its territory and has previously expressed “serious concerns” about the possible sale. It coincides with other strains in US-China ties, particularly over trade. Congress has been notified about the potential deal, which would include 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, about 250 Stinger missiles, related equipment and support, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingUS lawmakers have 30 days to object to the sale but are unlikely to do so. The proposed tank sale “will contribute to the modernization of the recipient’s main battle tank fleet, enhancing its ability to meet current and future regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense,” DSCA said. And the missiles would “support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security and defensive capability of the recipient, an important force for political stability, military balance, and economic progress in the region,” it Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiangsaid. Neither would alter the “basic military balance in the region,” according to DSCA. Beijing registered its opposition to the possible sale earlier this month. “We have repeatedly emphasized to the US to fully understand the extremely sensitive and damaging nature of their decision to sell arms to Taiwan, and abide by the One China principle,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said. Taiwan has been ruled separately since the end of a civil war in 1949, but China maintains it is a part of its territory to be retaken, by force if necessary. China has significantly stepped up diplomatic and military pressure on Taipei since Beijing-sceptic president Tsai Ing-wen was elected in 2016. It has staged military exercises near the island, and steadily reduced the already small number of nations that recognize Taiwan. The United States switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, but Taipei has remained an important ally. In recent years, Washington has been wary of completing big ticket arms deals with Taiwan, fearful of stoking China’s anger. But President Donald Trump — whose administration is locked in a trade war with Beijing that has seen the two sides impose tariffs on hundreds of billions in two-way commerce — has sought to strengthen ties with Taipei and appeared more willing to sell major weapon systems. Taiwan acknowledged the US support for its defense systems in a statement released by its Foreign Ministry.last_img read more

Grains higher Livestock lower

first_imgCHICAGO — Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery was gained 13.40 cents at $5.1640 a bushel; Dec. corn was rose 2.60 cents at $3.74 a bushel; Dec. oats rose 9 cent at $2.92 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans advanced 13.60 cents at 9.1660 a bushel.Beef and pork were lower on the Chicago Mercantile cattle fell .62 cent at $1.1740 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle was off 1 cent at $1.4345 a pound; Dec. lean hogs lost .38 cent at .5452 a pound.The Associated Presslast_img

Yapa accused of telling lies polls on schedule

State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena has been accused of attempting to mislead the public by claiming that the Local Government Elections will be postponed.The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said it believes that citizens of Sri Lanka must unite to oppose moves by certain sections of the government to postpone the Local Government Election due to political reasons. However Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has reliably learnt that Abeywardena’s statement is not true and that the delimitation commission, led by Asoka Peiris can hand over its report by January 2016. CaFFE Executive Director, Keerthi Tennakoon said that CaFFE is also aware that the current delimitation commission is doing a commendable job and has addressed a number of issues that had worried a number of stakeholders in the past. Speaking at an event organized by CaFFE earlier this week Chairman of the delimitation commission, Asoka Peiris said that they can hand over the report by January 15, 2016 and that the election can be held before April 07, 2016.“This was a statement that received wide media coverage and we are shocked and surprised to note that Abeywardena has contradicted this. In addition during a meeting with the Elections Commission we have learnt that the Local Government Election can be held within the first week of week of April. We believe that there is an attempt to postpone the election due to political considerations and we are opposed to any such moves. People have faced a number of issues at the grassroots due to the non-functioning Local Government bodies,” Tennakoon said. Tennakoon said that CaFFE opposes any moves by the administration to postpone the Local Government election due to political reasons and urged President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to have faith in the delimitation commission and prevent such attempts to postpone the election. (Colombo Gazette) State Minister of finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena has told media that the Local Government election might have to be postponed indefinitely as the delimitation process can’t be completed on time. read more

International Monetary Fund downgrades global growth forecast despite cheaper oil

According to its World Economic Outlook (WEO) update , the IMF now expects growth of 3.5 per cent this year, compared with the previous estimate of 3.8 per cent which it made in October. The growth forecast for 2016 has also been cut, to 3.7 per cent. It also showed increased growth prospects for the United States.In addition, the Outlook, released on the eve of the annual Davos World Economic Forum, found increasing divergence between the United States, on the one hand, and the euro area and Japan, on the other. For 2015, the U.S. economic growth has been revised up to 3.6 per cent, largely due to more robust private domestic demand. But the euro area has been revised down 1.1 per cent, due mostly to weaker investment prospects and despite the support from lower oil prices, further monetary policy easing, a more neutral fiscal policy stance, and the recent euro depreciation. “In the medium run, the future [in Europe] doesn’t look as bright. Investment is weak and so, for most countries, we’re revising down, not much, but down. Now, this being said, I think we may be a bit pessimistic about the effects of the price of oil so in the jargon of economists there’s an upside risk, in which, in fact, the price of oil will help more and things will turn out better, but we can’t count on it,” said Olivier Blanchard, IMF’s chief economist. In Japan, where the economy fell into technical recession in the third quarter of 2014, growth has been revised down as well. However, policy responses, together with the oil price boost and yen depreciation, are expected to strengthen growth this year and the next. In emerging markets and developing economies, growth is projected to remain broadly stable at 4.3 per cent in 2015 and to increase to 4.7 percent in 2016 – a weaker pace than forecast last October. In China, where investment growth has slowed, the forecast has been marked down to below 7 per cent. “The policy makers in China have decided to reduce some of the dangers that they were facing on housing, on shadow banking, are taking the right measures. They are also trying to reorient growth from investment to consumption so all this is desirable but it’s leading to a lower growth rate,” Mr. Blanchard explained. “Now, this is having an effect on the rest of the world through trade so Asian countries around China will have other things equal, lower growth, because they will be exporting less. We think the effect is relatively small. If you wanted a number, one percent less growth in China leads to about .3 per cent less growth in Asia,” he added. The sharpest decline of all is for Russia, whose economic outlook is much weaker, with growth forecast at – 3.0 per cent for 2015, as a result of the economic impact of sharply lower oil prices and increased geopolitical tensions. read more

Corrie McKeague was buried in landfill as police conclude he was in

“As stated earlier, all this information has been held within this enquiry and previously reviewed. There is no new evidence that has come to light as a result of this meeting.”As the SIO for the investigation into Corrie’s disappearance, I am now completely satisfied that the data provided by Biffa can be relied upon, as can the 116kg recorded weight of the Greggs Bin collected on 24.9.16.”This investigation has found no other reasonable explanation for that unusually high bin weight, thus when this data is considered alongside the other evidence held within this enquiry it confirms and consolidates my view that the preferred outcome and finding of this investigation is that during the early hours of 24th Sept 2016 Corrie came to be in the bin that was collected by the Biffa lorry and was transported away from the Horseshoe area to Red Lodge transfer station.”Suffolk and Norfolk police spent 137 days looking for Corrie at the Milton tip and trawled through more than 7,000 tonnes of rubbish. In March this year they announced they announced his disappearance had been moved to the major investigation cold case team. Missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague was buried in landfill, police have ruled after concluding his body would have been in an “unusually heavy” bin.Officers confirmed his remains would have been in the landfill site in Cambridgeshire, as his family said they would now be holding a private memorial.Suffolk Police attended a meeting with Biffa Head Office, who confirmed the weight of the bin, which was picked up from outside Greggs in the Horseshoe area of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on September 24 2016 when Corrie went missing.  They believed he climbed into the waste bin and fell asleep and the data showed the bin weighed 116kg – much higher than bin collection weights from the same place normally.In a statement the force said: “We reviewed the data for 24th September in particular and I remain confident that the bin did weigh 116kg as previously stated.”We then went onto identify the weights of the Greggs bin which was collected each Saturday during the period of Jan 16 and Feb 17.”Our findings were that the weights of these bins were consistently low (mostly between 20-30KG) and it was extremely unusual for the Greggs bin collection on a Saturday to be anywhere near 100KG let alone over this figure. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “In the whole of this yearly period we identified only one other occasion where the weight exceeded 100kg, other than a date where a system error had occurred which recorded a weight in excess of 1000KG which is known to be impossible. His father Martin McKeague said on Facebook: “The police have confirmed the Biffa bin weight that suggests my son ended up in the Suffolk waste disposal system.”They also confirmed that there is no new evidence whatsoever. Whatever anyone has read in the newspapers to suggest otherwise is a lie.”My son is gone and the McKeague family in Scotland will be holding a private memorial for him in the near future. Thank you all again for standing up and standing by us.” read more

Sandvik rock tool development team to be inducted into the International Mining

first_imgThe Sandvik team of Udo Fischer and co-workers Torbjörn Hartzell and Jan Åkerman will be inducted in the Underground Development category at the gala dinner in the Brown Palace Hotel, Denver on February 16 ( They have developed, over the years, more productive rock tools for both percussive drilling and cutting applications.Fischer was born 1938 in Germany. He moved 1965 to Sweden and started to work in the Sandvik Cemented carbide R&D center in Stockholm. He joined the small Rock Tool group and after a few years he was the leader of that group. The 1960s saw the first generation of rock drilling tools with brazed flat inserts, used in integral tools and cross-bits. The first bits with round buttons, were developed during his first years with Sandvik, where all sharp corners and edges as weak points were eliminated and he took a big part in that development. More wear-resistant cemented carbide grades were possible to use without risk that the decreased toughness resulted in fractured tools.  For tools for percussive drilling in hard rock the brazed tools disappeared and the buttons were pressed into holes with very close tolerances, which give very good support for the button. From the users point of view already the first type of button bits was a big improvement as a 76 mm cross bit with four flat inserts were reground 15 to 20 times during its lifetime but a button bit needed only three to five times during comparable time.By the 1970s demand on the tools was increasing in order to drill deeper, faster and larger holes. The manufacturing methods for cemented carbide were fine-tuned in order to reduce general defect levels and increased yield for Sandvik cemented carbide. Also work to optimise the geometry of buttons and complete tools was carried out. The much better controlled production equipment developed gave new possibilities to further optimise cemented carbide grades for rock drilling tools.However, by the beginning of the 1980s the obvious limits for conventional cemented carbide in rock drilling tools was reached due to the fact that an increase in wear resistance by using less binder phase or more fine grained tungsten carbide always resulted in an unacceptable loss of toughness for the demanding application. Udo and his co-workers Torbjörn Hartzell (born 1946) and Jan Åkerman (born 1952) tested several new concepts with limited success. However, between 1988 and 1995 their four US patents were approved covering the new Dual Property (DP) cemented carbide which still is the most well-known cemented carbide using macro- gradients. In the DP concept the wear resistance and the toughness can be improved independently of each other in the product. Controlled re-distribution of cobalt binder phase several millimeters inside the buttons gives components which contains three distinct microstructural zones. These gradients, together with their differences in thermal expansion, redistribute the internal stresses. It is for example possible to create a very hard and wear-resistant surface layer which is simultaneously pre-loaded with compressive stresses to prevent the initiation and propagation of cracks. Carbide having such a distribution of properties has high wear resistance at the surface combined with a tough underlying region. The new type of tools often has double life-length compared to conventional tools especially in top hammer and DTH applications.last_img read more

Teenager in critical condition after crash between van and car in Cork

first_img By Olivia Kelleher Short URL File photo. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Teenager in critical condition after crash between van and car in Cork Motorists have been asked to avoid the Dunkereen Cross area for the next few hours. 24,270 Views Image: PA Archive/PA Imagescenter_img Apr 23rd 2019, 7:40 PM A TEENAGER IS in a critical condition and three adults have been left seriously hurt after a crash between a car and a van in Co Cork this afternoon.The accident happened shortly after 2pm today on the road from Innishannon to Cross Barry.A teenage boy was a passenger in one of the vehicles and was seriously injured. Three adults were also taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.Motorists have been asked to avoid the Dunkereen Cross area for the next few hours as the road has been closed off.Gardaí remain onsite and crash team investigators are examining the area. The cause of the crash is unknown at this juncture.The injured boy is understood to be 16 old. He was assisted by paramedics at the scene before being transferred to hospital.He is in a critical but stable condition.All of the injured parties are being treated at Cork University Hospital. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact gardai. No Comments Share Tweet Email Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 7:40 PM File photo. Image: PA Archive/PA Imageslast_img read more

Veterinarians Build Lego Wheelchair for Turtle Missing Both Back Legs

first_img One turtle that lost both its back legs is getting a new lease on life after veterinarians built him a ‘wheelchair’ using a Lego car kit.When Pedro, an adult male box turtle, was adopted by his owners, he was missing one of his back legs. But after recently escaping from his outdoor enclosure, he returned with the other rear leg missing.His owner, Sandra Traylor, brought him to the veterinarians at Louisiana State University (LSU), who came with an ingenious way to help Pedro.“The wound had already healed quite well and he managed to get back on his own with his front legs somehow. Without his back legs, he’s a little less mobile. As a box turtle, he can still ‘box up’ and protect himself that way, but due to his weakened mobility, the owners decided to make him a permanent indoor turtle,” said Kelly Rockwell, DVM, a zoological medicine intern in the LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. “Since they opted to keep him inside, I was talking to Dr. Mark Mitchell, the clinician working that week, and we thought in order to make him more mobile, we could add a prosthetic of some sort. We talked about 3-D printing something, or we could try to make him wheels.”Using a Lego car kit, Rockwell and LSU veterinary student Sarah Mercer came up with the best way to attach the wheels to Pedro.“We had the whole zoo med service and all of the students helping. We had to make the axles long enough to fit his body. We also made it so they could come off to clean Pedro. We had to try a couple of things to fit him. We used epoxy to attach Pedro. The same epoxy that’s used on horseshoes,” Rockwell said.Doctors and students from LSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital built Pedro prosthetic legs using Legos. (Photo Credit: LSU)In addition to epoxy, other equipment was needed as well to give Pedro his prosthetics.“Syringe cases were used to hold the axles together and then we cut some pieces down to size to fit him,” Rockwell said. “I love zoo med. It gives me an opportunity to be very creative with my job. We get a chance to be really creative as doctors to help these animals live a great quality of life.”Pedro’s owners are thrilled with the result — and the fact that Pedro has learned to roll with it.“He’s taken to the wheels with absolutely no problem. He adjusted right away to them. He backs up, he turns, goes back and forth,” Traylor said. “He, overall, is a pretty happy camper after all he went through. It’s like a science class but better because you’re living it.”More on Puppy Born With Upside-Down Paws Recovering After SurgeryVeterinarians Find 19 Baby Pacifiers Inside Dog’s StomachKitten Encased in Spray Foam Rescued by Garbage Collector in Oregon Stay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img read more

Watch Yellowstone Tourist Walks Right Up to Old Faithful for Photo

first_imgStay on target File this under tourists’ bad decisions. A visitor to Yellowstone National Park was caught on camera breaking the rules and walking dangerously close to Old Faithful just moments before the geyser was expected to erupt on Saturday morning.In video captured by another tourist, the man can be seen walking off the boardwalk and getting within a few feet of the geyser.Shameful behavior at #Yellowstone this morning. While hundreds of people waited for Old Faithful to go off, some guy shamelessly walked within feet of the geyser to take a picture, then flipped off the boo-ing crowd.Park staff has his photo & followed him until rangers arrived.— Devin Bartolotta (@devinbartolotta) August 17, 2019“A few people around were kinda like ‘What is he doing?’” Devin Bartolotta, who shot video of the man and shared it to Twitter, told NBC Montana. Other visitors who were waiting at the boardwalk and viewing area for Old Faithful’s eruption initially thought the man was a park ranger.“He got probably within 20 to 30 feet of the actual geyser and he stopped, pulled out his cell phone and took a picture,” Bartolotta said. “That’s when everyone realized that he was not a ranger. The whole crowd started booing.”According to Bartolotta, the man flipped off the booing crowd.Park officials warns visitors to always stay on boardwalks and trails in thermal areas. The temperature of the water at the vent of Old Faithful has been measured at 204 degrees Fahrenheit. (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)“He was well within the danger zone of this being a potential life threatening situation because it could gone off at anytime,” she told NBC Montana. “If that had started to gurgle and spit a little bit before he walked up there. So it really could have been a really bad situation if he had been a second or two in the wrong time.”The incident follows similar incidents involving tourists who stray from designated boardwalks at national parks this past year. Just last month, a 9-year-old girl was injured after she was thrown into the air by a charging bison at Yellowstone. Witnesses said a group of about 50 people were within 5 to 10 feet of the bull bison for at least 20 minutes, causing it to charge the group.Earlier this month, Yellowstone park officials said they were investigating video that shows a tourist petting a bison. “Not only did he put himself and others at risk, he violated regulations designed to keep these animals wild,” park superintendent Cam Sholly said in a statement. “We expect better from our visitors.”Have you seen this unbelievable video? A girl gets tossed in the air like a toy by a bison in Yellowstone National Park. Thankfully, she’s ok. Details:— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) July 24, 2019Bartolotta stated on her Twitter post that park staff followed the man until rangers arrived. He will likely be fined and face other penalties.In July, a California man was fined $1,040 and sentenced to four days in jail for walking hundreds of yards across the outflow stream for Grand Prismatic in Yellowstone.Yellowstone National Park reminds visitors to stay on boardwalks and trails in thermal areas. “Hot springs have injured or killed more people in Yellowstone than any other natural feature,” park officials said on its website. “Boardwalks and trails protect you and delicate thermal formations. Water in hot springs can cause severe or fatal burns, and scalding water underlies most of the thin, breakable crust around hot springs.”Old Faithful erupts every 35 to 120 minutes, expelling up to 3,700 gallons (for a short duration of 1.5 minutes) to 8,400 gallons (for a longer duration of 4.5 minutes) of boiling-hot water. According to the National Park Service, during an eruption, the water temperature at the vent has been measured at 204 degrees F. The steam temperature has been measured above 350 degrees.More on’s Steamboat Geyser Sets New Eruption RecordYellowstone Geyser Shoots Out Decades-Old Trash During Rare EruptionHunters Get Busted for Photos of Illegal Yellowstone Mountain Lion Kill U.S. National Parks Welcome E-Bikes on Paths, TrailsWatch: Park Alerts Visitors to ‘Rolling Poop’ at Great Smoky Mountains last_img read more

Apple Worth More Than 1 Trillion Carl Icahn

first_imgActivist shareholder and a major Apple investor Carl Icahn said on Wednesday that Apple should be trading at $216 per share, which propels Apple’s valuation at $1.3 trillion.The current valuation puts the company in excess of $700 billion, the first time a company has reached the mark. Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto show in New York February 11, 2014. Icahn has backed off from his campaign urging Apple to increase its stock buybacks, citing the company’s recent repurchases as well as an influential proxy adviser’s call against his proposal.ReutersAs per Icahn’s calculation, at 20 times earnings, coupled with net cash of $22 per share, the share value stands at $216 a share.”This is why we continue to own approximately 53 million shares worth $6.5 billion, and why we have not sold a single share,” said the investor in a letter to his followers on the micro-blogging site – Twitter.He further noted: “Also, to the extent Apple introduces a TV in FY 2016 or FY 2017, we believe this 20X multiple is conservative,” Reuters reports.Share BuybackIcahn ranks as one of the top 10 investors in the iPhone manufacturer. He has frequently urged Apple to buy back shares, and increase dividend payout.In October, he called on the company to use its cash hoard to buy back shares, which was then trading at $100 a share. Such a move would double the value of Apple shares.Icahn also said that he was looking forward to the capital return programme update to be released in April, hoping that the company would increase its share buyback programme on a large scale.Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday that he plans to move cash from the $178 billion hoard to investors, after paying for research and development and other collaterals.Last April, the company said it plans on returning more than $130 billion to its shareholders by the end of the current year, said Reuters.Apple shares closed at $124.88, up by 2.3 per cent on Wednesday.last_img read more

Medical board formed at NRS Hospital to treat needle case victim

first_imgKolkata: A medical board has been formed at NRS Medical College and Hospital for the treatment of the Krishnanagar girl who had swallowed 10 needles.The doctors have successfully removed all the needles from Aparupa Biswas’s throat on 31 July. The patient’s condition is stated to be serious and she has been kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. The hospital authorities have formed a medical board for her treatment. According to the hospital sources, the patient has developed some psychological problems and has been kept under observation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the hospital authorities, many tests are yet to be conducted on the patient to ascertain her problems. A senior official of the hospital said special attention has been given to her.A student of class VIII from Krishnanagar Akshay Vidyapith had swallowed as many as 10 needles. She complained of pain following which her family members took her to a local doctor, who prescribed some medicine but her condition did not improve. The family members initially thought that she might have caught cold. She was later taken to NRS Medical College and Hospital on 30 July. After conducting an X-ray, the doctors found that needles are stuck on her throat. Doctors gave a fresh lease to the 14-year-old girl by removing the needles from her throat through an operation that lasted for more than three hours.The doctors are not yet sure as to how and why the girl had swallowed 10 needles. It is suspected that she might have been involved in black magic after she lost her elder brother three years ago. She had been under depression since the death of her brother. The medical board is been examining the patient to ascertain the exact cause.last_img read more

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first_imgTravellers are advised to check the status of their service with their respective airline this morning as outages, due to a technical problem with the passport control system, is affecting the software used to check passports at international airports around Australia. Sydney and Melbourne International airports have already been experiencing long passenger delays and some airlines have begun the process of manual checks. airportslast_img

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there is a certain sense of routine and drabness. that is. Dozens of Russians were banned from competing at the Rio Olympics for the same tuck the ball away but ended up gloving it onto the thigh pad to short leg. so you better get inspired!” he said The noted lyricist poet had in the year 2013 been conferred with Sahitya Akademi Award in Urdu for his poetry collection “Lava” “Often people ask me that the songs you write what is your source of inspiration for it And I say – deadline I saw a deadline coming It doesn’t remain a choice anymore and you have to get all your faculties together to write” Akhtar who won eight Filmfare best lyrics awards said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Updated: October 7 2016 8:08 pm According to a cricket board insider letters from Yes Bank and Bank of Maharashtra confirmed the “freeze” Top News The Eden Gardens wore a deserted look on Tuesday bereft of any on-field action But off-field action made up for the cricketing vacuum with disbursement of BCCI funds to its state units taking centrestage On Tuesday evening the Lodha Committee issued directives to state associations asking them not to touch the BCCI money that has already been transferred to their bank accounts WATCH VIDEO:Supreme Court Bars BCCI From Releasing Funds To State Associations: What It Means Lodha panel secretary Gopal Sankaranarayanan informed the state units via an email that their parent body the BCCI had taken the decision to disburse “large funds” at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 21 and the Working Committee on September 30 “without framing the disbursement policy which was mandatory” Sankaranarayanan also mentioned that an amount “between Rs 10-20 crore” had already been disbursed confirming that most of those transactions were “hurriedly carried out by RTGS between 29th September and 1st October” The Lodha Committee has already filed a status report before the Supreme Court complaining that theBCCI didn’t adhere to the panel’s directive of restricting its AGM to matters related to 2015-16 That the cricket board has missed the September 30 deadline for implementing the first set of proposed reforms has also been brought to the court’s notice The apex court asked the BCCI to file its reply with the next hearing scheduled on Thursday WATCH VIDEO: BCCI President Anurag Thakur On Conflict Of Interest Issues – Dec 2015 Interview ALSO READ |Miffed BCCI to cancel ongoing India-New Zealandseries “In this light of events as the actions of the BCCI to transfer these funds is (sic) contrary to this Committee’s directions and sub judice you (state associations) are hereby directed not to in any way transfer or disturb those funds that have been transferred as above to your association If anything is done contrary to this express direction it will be brought to the knowledge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court for appropriate orders on contempt” the panel secretary said in his mail WATCH VIDEO: BCCI To Cancel India-New Zealand Series Here’s Why The lead-up to the latest mail from the Lodha Committee had been dramatic with the BCCI hinting at cancellation of the ongoing series against New Zealand because of its “frozen” bank accounts and the panel subsequently issuing a clarification citing misinterpretation on the board’s part The Indian Express reported on Monday quoting a senior BCCI official that the India-New Zealand series could be called off because the banks decided to “freeze its accounts” According to a cricket board insider letters from Yes Bank and Bank of Maharashtra confirmed the “freeze” “We don’t deserve this What about our image It looks like we have gone bankrupt or have siphoned off funds It is the money of the state units It has been with the board for so many months It is their right to get it back What is BCCI It is made up of these 30 associations BCCI on its own doesn’t even own a single stadium Basically it is the state units that own the stadiums and host matches” BCCI president Anurag Thakur told The Indian Express while describing “routine work” a pretty “vague term” He also questioned the Lodha Committee’s authority to interfere in the cricket board’s banking operations “Has the Supreme Court given the Committee the authority; have they been empowered to reach the banks directly Has the court authorised them (Committee) to freeze accounts Have they been authorised to interfere in day-to-day work or their role was to see the implementation (of the Supreme Court order) If they have to do the day-to-day work what do we have to do Where is our autonomy Where is the autonomy of the BCCI It’s the first and foremost rule of any international organisation to get affiliation whether it is the ICC or IOC” Thakur said saying that “in the interest of cricket and India’s image the BCCI will host matches” The Lodha Committee however has termed the cricket board’s statements “misleading” “It is unfortunate that the directions/contents of the e-mail have been misinterpreted as is evident from the press reports to state that the present India-New Zealand series is at stake “The Supreme Court Committee has not frozen the bank accounts of BCCI Nor has it objected to the banking operations/payments relating to routine administration and conduct of cricket matches/tournaments/activities This has been clarified in express terms to the banks concerned so that cricket and the public are not made to pay for the actions of the BCCI governors “What was objected to was (sic) the decisions said to have been taken at the Emergent Working Committee meeting of BCCI on 3092016 to disburse large funds to the various Member Associations under the guise of increasing the annual infrastructure subsidy and to divide the proceeds of the Champions League compensation We understand that these may run into figures of more than Rs 500 crore Such decisions were neither routine nor emergent” another mail from the Lodha panel to BCCI office-bearers and CEO Rahul Johri mentioned The letter that the BCCI got from Bank of Maharashtra on Monday evening however stated: “We are enclosing the Supreme Court Committee mail with this Under such circumstances we are stopping all transactions on your accounts till further information from the Supreme Court Committee” The Yes Bank letter said: “Attached herewith is the Supreme Court Committee mail In view of the same we are constrained to put debit freeze on all your accounts in our bank We also take this opportunity to request you to avoid banking operations in the said accounts as they are being placed under debit freeze” According to a source the accounts were unfrozen only after the Lodha Committee sent directives to the banks on Tuesday morning BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke spoke about the “difficulties” of working in “glorious uncertainty” “Today freeze tomorrow unfreeze day after deep freeze – a body like the BCCI cannot function in such glorious uncertainty” Shirke told The Indian Express However for the Kiwis it’s “business as usual” as of now and they are preparing for the Indore Test They haven’t received any communication from the BCCI yet According to a cricket board official the final decision regarding the Test would be taken “maybe by tomorrow evening or October 6” “We need clarity on routine operations” he said Sequence of events * On Monday at 1208pm the Lodha Committee sends a mail to the BCCI secretary treasurer and CEO while copying it to banks of the BCCI Directs them “not to take any steps towards financial disbursement” of the “large funds to the various member associations” * The BCCI gets letters/emails from the Bank of Maharashtra and Yes Bank confirming the account freeze * Deep into the evening a senior BCCI official tells The Indian Express they would be “forced” to cancel the ongoing series against New Zealand following the Committee’s direction to banks to “freeze the accounts” * On Tuesday morning the Lodha Committee secretary Gopal Sankaranarayanan tells this paper that the instruction doesn’t freeze the bank accounts and nowhere has the panel directed the BCCI to stop its routine affairs including the series against New Zealand * Lodha Committee subsequently sends directives to the banks to unfreeze the accounts * In a mail to the BCCI the Supreme Court-appointed Committee terms the statements from the cricket board office-bearers “misleading” while clarifying that it has no intention to put the India-New Zealand series at stake * At 550pm on Tuesday the panel sends “directions” to the state associations on funds asking them “not to in any way transfer or disturb those funds” * BCCI president Anurag Thakur questions the Lodha panel’s authority to interfere into the board’s banking operations * BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke describes the whole “freeze and unfreeze” episode as “glorious uncertainty” * New Zealand team management says it’s “business as usual” and they have not received communication from the BCCI * A BCCI official says Indore Test’s fate would be known in a “day or two” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsIt was a tale of two collapses at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium as India won the second Test against Australia by 75 runs to level the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 1-1 Sixteen wickets fell on Tuesday withboth India and Australiaimploding at Bengaluru? We immediately stopped the process and he was saved. As per a notification, “His attitude is always brilliant. except for grabbing an opponent’s throat, it is finally time for the viewers to get a glimpse of his life off the cricket ground.

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