NEW DELHI: India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is known for his explosive batting but it was his bowling partnership with brother Krunal that took Mumbai Indians to the top of the IPL table at the end of the group stage. Hardik, who will be a key member of India’s World Cup team in England, dismissed Kolkata Knight Riders dangermen Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill in consecutive overs to break up a threatening partnership and earn the man-of-the match award late Sunday. Big brother Krunal gave away just 14 runs from his four overs of slow left-arm bowling as Kolkata were restricted to 133-7 off 20 overs. Mumbai made 134-1 in 16.1 overs for a crushing nine wicket victory that set up a playoff game against defending champions Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday. While Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma made an unbeaten 55 to lead the run-chase, credit went to the team’s bowlers. Delighting in the recognition of his right-arm medium pace, Hardik Pandya predicted the game against old … [Read more...] about Pandya brothers take Mumbai to top of IPL rankings
ALGIERS: An Algerian military judge on Sunday (May 5) remanded the powerful brother of deposed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two former intelligence chiefs in custody on charges including "conspiring" against the state, prosecutors said.The arrests of Said Bouteflika, General Mohamed Mediene and Athmane Tartag on Saturday were the highest-profile legal moves against loyalists of the ex-leader since he resigned last month in the face of mass protests and pressure from the army.Military prosecutors in the southern town of Blida said in a statement the men had been placed under provisionary detention on Sunday on accusations of "undermining the authority of the army" and "conspiring against the authority of the state".Said Bouteflika, 61, was widely seen as the real power behind the presidency after his brother suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013.Mediene, known as Toufik, headed the all-powerful secret service for 25 years and Tartag served as intelligence coordinator.Over a month … [Read more...] about Brother of Algeria’s Bouteflika, ex-spy bosses in custody
SYDNEY: The first of two brothers charged with plotting to bring down a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi with a crude bomb concealed in a meat grinder was found guilty Wednesday. Australian-Lebanese brothers Khaled and Mahmoud Khayat were charged in July 2017 with planning to bring down an Etihad Airways passenger jet in a plot police alleged was under the instructions of Islamic State. The improvised device, using “high military-grade explosive”, was due to be smuggled onto a July 15 service from Sydney, but the attempt was aborted before they reached security. Police claimed that communications with IS began in April 2017, with the group sending the men components and propellants through international cargo from Turkey. Khaled’s sentencing is due July 25, while the jury is still deliberating a verdict for his brother. Both men face life sentences. — AFP … [Read more...] about First of two brothers found guilty in Australia bomb plot
DESPITE being busy with his own career as a professional Muay Thai athlete and coach, Nidal Mahmoud – elder brother to Malaysia’s ONE Super Series talent Mohammed Bin Mahmoud – has devoted extra time to ensure his sibling leaves the ring in Jakarta, Indonesia with nothing but a victory on Friday, 3 May. Nidal, 24, believes sacrificing time off his career path has allowed him a chance to create a stronger bond with the ONE Championship athlete, something that has bloomed over the past four weeks. “We hardly spend much time training together these days, but ever since his last outing in Japan, I told him that I’ll put my career on hold to help him improve his game,” Nidal explained. “I trained so hard with him throughout this camp. We’ve suffered a lot of pain and some small injuries, but I believe we can succeed in our mission. “The atmosphere this time is different [compared to Japan], but we’ll see how it goes. I’ve … [Read more...] about Brother certain ‘Jordan Boy’ will win in Jakarta
By Anthony Morgan Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 “One of us goes in, and we all go through it …” — Drake, “Headlines” Incarceration is seldom a solo affair. It’s true that the individual person subjected to carceral control bears the brunt of the physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial costs of being forced to surrender their freedom to the state. However, this painful price isn’t paid by the incarcerated person alone: their friends, family members and others who care about them suffer their own sizeable share of loss, sadness, fear and frustration precipitated by their loved one’s incarceration. My family, that is my mom, my sister, Toni, and I, know this reality viscerally well. I have a younger brother, Theo (not his real name), who is currently serving a multi-year sentence in one of Ontario’s federal correctional institutions. This latest stint follows more than a decade of … [Read more...] about My brother’s in jail. Why does talking to him require hundreds of dollars a month and 1990s technology?