IS IT TRUE Weinzapfel left Mayor Elect Winnecke to unravel the McCurdy debacle?…that manacled to the left arm of Mayor-Elect Winnecke is the ball and chain labeled “FORD CENTER” bonds payments? …that until last night Mayor Elect Winnecke at least had the use of his right arm to handle programs of his own creation?IS IT TRUE that last night at the regular meeting of the Evansville City Council, the Director of the Department of Metropolitan Development, Mr. Tom Barnett took the stage, accompanied by Luke Yeager of the Evansville Commerce Bank to affix yet another ball and chain to the right arm of Mayor Elect Winnecke?…that this time it is by introducing another Front Door Pride project that will consume resources of both the public and private sectors?…that by his own words Mr. Barnett has taught us that there are 8,000 residences in the City of Evansville that are in such a state of disrepair that they will require over $100,000 each to get them into livable condition?…that it is also reported that the total number of abandoned homes in the City of Evansville now exceeds 10,000 and according to Mr. Barnett’s testimony before the City Council, abandoned houses is a growth industry in Evansville?…that there have been SIX CENSUSES taken since the last time that the City of Evansville did not have a declining population?…that the population of the City of Evansville has been steadily shrinking since the late 1950’s?…that in such a place, why on earth would anyone think that building 25 more houses makes sense?IS IT TRUE that there are already 17 Front Door Pride houses that have been built at a cost of approximately $200,000 each?…that nine of those homes are still on the market with many of them having been offered for sale at $135,000 or less for longer than a year?…that an Idea Home (and a very nice one at that) was built at a cost of between $400,000 and $600,000 depending on how one values “free” stuff and was sold to a member of the Evansville Redevelopment Commission for well under $200,000 in the same area?…that there are 40 rental units that are slated to be similar to the Front Door Pride homes that are scheduled to be built?…that given that there is not a vibrant market for homes, that what is really needed is a mass demolition project coupled with the eradication of criminal activity, and a dramatic upgrade of the neighborhood schools, we really wonder what the dickens spending nearly $5 million to build 25 more houses will do for the area?IS IT TRUE that at least this time, the basics of clustering seems to have sunk into a few of the thick skulls that randomly dropped the first 17 houses in and around crack houses and parks full of crime?…that it is a shame that clustering was not done from the start and that the 40 pending rent houses were not slated to be owner occupied?…that even with 7 banks participating to the tune of $3.5 million to make loans on the 25 proposed homes, the risk will be borne by the taxpayers of Evansville?…that the key words “mortgages ready for the secondary market” are the clear signal that the bankers consortium will be cutting their risk and selling the first mortgages that they will be writing into the secondary markets, taking their fees, and whistling all the way back to the bank?…that it will be the second mortgages that will be held by the City of Evansville, which will be at risk if the market does not materialize or hold value?…that given the history of the Front Door Pride program, we must ask the question, “all out there who want to buy a house for $200,000 just like the houses that are not selling for $135,000 please announce yourselves”?IS IT TRUE that Lloyd Winnecke was elected to further his own ideas and to breathe accountability and transparency into the government of the City of Evansville?…that it would have been much more beneficial for soon-to-be Mayor Winnecke to have been able to make his own decisions with respect to his being able to implement his own ideas the day he took office? TODAYS “IS IT TRUE” WAS RETRIEVED FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE CCO ON HOW FORMER MAYOR WEINZAPFEL’S DECISIONS MAY HAVE STIFLED MAYOR-ELECT LLOYD WINNECKE WHEN HE FIRST TOOK OFFICE.The CCO is currently reviewing the usefulness of our “IS IT TRUE” column to determine that it is providing an invaluable public service to not only our readers but the community.Some of the following “IS IT TRUE” comments attempted to lay out the case how several decisions that former Mayor Weinzapfel made may have created problems for Mayor Winnecke when he took office? Attached Below Are A Couple Of “IS IT TRUE” Comments We Posted Around The Time Mayor-Elect Lloyd Winnecke Took Office During His First TermIT IS TRUE that it has been well documented that the Weinzapfel Administration saddled the incoming Winnecke Administration with a trilogy of unfinished business when he left office? …after all the deals with the McCurdy hotel, it is still a mess? …the Front Door Pride program did succeed in beautifying some blighted lots did so by distributing taxpayer dollars to what amounts to lottery winners due to depressed real estate values? …just before Weinzapfel left office, he signed off on a $50 million contract for some space-age “Smart Water Meters” project that was left for Mayor Winnecke’s to handle? …Weinzapfel also left Winnecke vacant land called “Roberts Park” for him to dispose of without any direction? …just like the Ford Center, the “Smart Water Meters” were advanced without a vote of the people? 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Organizers of the April 21 ‘I Am Legend” concert at the Queen’s Park Savanah in Trinidad and Tobago, headlined by Jamaica’s reggae great, Buju Banton, have allayed concerns raised over online ticket purchases.Online ticket system upgradedOn Wednesday, March 20th, High Frequency Entertainment’s digital and web management service issued emails to all online ticket customers indicating that the online ticketing system had been upgraded in the interest of security for all online customers.The statement informed ticketed customers of the replacement of their previously held tickets, explaining that the initially issued tickets would become invalid.High Frequency Entertainment said it prides itself on transparency in all areas of business and as such, their email ensured ticketed customers that they would receive a confirmation email within 72 hours of the initial email, containing their new downloadable tickets. This has since started and customers have complied without complaint.Print or download tickets on phones Those receiving emails containing re-issued tickets have been advised to either print their tickets to have them scanned for entry on concert night or download their tickets to their mobile phones and provide the barcode for scanning at the entrance.“We wanted to ensure that those who purchased tickets, were taken care of first, before this information was made public. There was really no need to create mass hysteria,” said I Am Legend web manager, Trevyn Roberts. He highlighted the need to secure the online system further, as to ensure ticketing issues reportedly experienced in Jamaica, did not occur in T&T.The concert now one month away, the excitement surrounding Buju Banton’s first appearance in T&T in a decade, has climaxed. “Patrons from around the world are coming to Trinidad and Tobago to experience this event. We are working around the clock to satisfy the needs of all patrons, no matter where they are making their ticket purchases,” said Roberts.For details surrounding the I Am Legend concert, the public is invited to log on to I AM LEGEND CONCERT and follow High Frequency Entertainment on Facebook and Instagram.
There needs to be a game seven of the NBA Finals. Of course we’d love to see our beloved Golden State Warriors pull off a championship threepeat with two more victories over the Toronto Raptors.But there’s another reason: We want to see how nasty Drake’s watch is going to be.The Canadian rapper and Raptors super fan sported a Richard Mille 69 Tourbillon Erotic timepiece as he sat at his usual court-side seat at Monday’s Game 5 at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, according to Page Six.He wasn’t …
Ray Maota The outdoor gym at Petrus MolefePark – which is a partnership betweenGreen Outdoor Gyms and Joburg CityParks – cost R260 000 (US$35 000). The gym has 10 sets of equipmentwhich can accommodate 20 peopleat a time, and an aerobics section.(Images: Ray Maota)MEDIA CONTACTS• Tim HoginsGreen Outdoor Gyms+27 11 438 7500 / +27 82 048 97 98RELATED ARTICLES• Joburg’s Xtreme Parks wins gold• Makeover for Soweto park• Brazil health plan adapted for SA• Rural health gets R9m boostThe war against the bulge is on for residents of Dlamini and surrounding areas in Soweto as they now have an outdoor gym which they don’t have to pay a premium to use.The Petrus Molefe Eco-Park in Dlamini is a 700m2 space that showcases the work of Joburg City Parks, whose extreme makeovers convert disused pieces of land into fully fledged green recreational facilities, usually in a matter of hours.Oscar Oliphant, a senior manager at City Parks, explains: “South Africa has the second most obese people in the world and the problem will only get bigger if ignored.”The extreme park is the sixth to be built by City Parks under the Greening Joburg initiative. The others are in Diepkloof, Protea Glen, Claremont, Wilgeheuwel and Pimville.No expense for your healthThe gym is a partnership between Green Outdoor Gyms and City Parks, and cost R260 000 (US$35 000) to build.Tim Hogins, from Green Outdoor Gyms, says: “The gym has 10 sets of equipment which can accommodate 20 people at a time and the equipment cannot be stolen because it is mounted to the ground in concrete. And it is weather-proof.”The outdoor environment-friendly gym is a first of its kind in South Africa and will give all Sowetans a chance to shape up at their convenience.Khehla Nkosi, who doubles as security and fitness instructor at the gym, says: “In the morning around 6am you can find about 40 people training, midday about 15, and in the afternoon about 30.”Nkosi adds that even the old ladies from the neighbourhood have taken to the gym and turn up for almost 20 minutes a day of supervised training.Simon Moyaba, from Chiawelo, about five minutes’ drive from Dlamini, says: “I used to train at the gym at Grace Bible Church which is further from my house than here and we had to pay to use it. Now I just come here and park my car and train.”He adds that although it does get full, there is a courtesy among users and there have never been quarrels for the machine.The gym also has an aerobics section.Significance of the parkMolefe was believed to be the first Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) soldier to die in the liberation struggle against apartheid in South Africa. The MK was the military wing of the African National Congress, the ruling party in South Africa today.On a mission to bomb the Bantu Administration offices in Dube, in Soweto, the device exploded prematurely, killing Molefe and severely injuring his MK cell member, Benjamin Ramotse.This incident happened on 16 December 1961, the night the MK was officially established.Ramotse was later smuggled out of the country to conduct ANC activities in exile, but was captured and sent to Robben Island for 15 years. He was released in 1985 and died a year later.The MK carried out 22 bombings of civilian, military, industrial and infrastructural sites during the liberation struggle.Former Rivonia Trial accused and neighbour, Andrew Mlangeni, said at the opening of the park: “Molefe had worked as a truck driver. He was a trade union organiser and served on the executive of the Dube Advisory Board.“He was one of the very few comrades to own a car at that time and always volunteered his Zephyr Zodiac for organisational work.”Most MK soldiers were not trained and had to make their own bombs, which was dangerous. “This was a risky process and these homemade bombs were not always very reliable,” said Mlangeni.Remembering the events of the day, Johanna Ramotse, said: “I was at home when I heard a loud explosion. I never imagined the blast had anything to do with my husband.“When we arrived at the scene near the Bantu Administration offices, I saw a body covered, and on inspection, found that it was Molefe. My husband had already been rushed to hospital.”Molly Mokoena, the acting City of Joburg mayor at the time of the opening, said: “Residents of this community lived in abject poverty, with no amenities such as electricity, piped water or flushing toilets. The fact that we can open this beautiful park, in this now developed area, is due to the sacrifices of people like Molefe and Ramotse.”
29 June 2015The Brics New Development Bank is expected to be up and running by the end of this year, according to the National Treasury.The Cabinet had endorsed the nomination of Leslie Maasdorp as vice-president of the bank, while Tito Mboweni had been appointed as the non-executive director to the board of the bank, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on 26 June.“It is also a pleasure to announce that the Agreement on the New Development Bank and the Treaty for the establishment of a Brics Contingent Reserve Arrangement have been ratified by our Parliament,” he said.The bank was expected to be operational by end of 2015, and the process to establish the African Regional Centre was under way. As soon as the bank opened for business, the centre would also be open to consider projects on the continent.The inaugural meeting of the Board of Governors of the Brics New Development Bank will take place on 7 July in the Russian city of Ufa, when the management will be formerly appointed.Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – represent 40% of the world’s population and a quarter of its economic output. They decided in 2013 to create their own development bank to step up lending for the infrastructure projects needed to close the gap with the industrialised world.The bank will have its headquarters in Shanghai and is expected to have up to $100-billion (R1.2-trillion) in capital.Maasdorp recently left AdvTech, where he was chief executive. He was previously the president of Merrill Lynch for southern Africa. In 2002, he was the first African to be appointed as international adviser to Goldman Sachs International. From 1999 to 2002, he led the privatisation programme for the government when he served as deputy director-general. In 1994, he was appointed as special adviser to Mboweni, who was the minister of labour at the time.Mboweni was the eighth governor of the South African Reserve Bank and the first black South African to hold the post. He previously served as the minister of labour, as professor of economics at Stellenbosch University and as chairperson of AngloGold Ashanti Limited. He is the independent non-executive chairman of Nampak.SAinfo reporter
The multi-million rand Constitution Hill development was one of South Africa’s most ambitious public building projects following the country’s first democratic elections in 1994, and gave rise to some of the new South Africa’s most admired architecture.The Constitutional Court features powerful symbolism and an extensive art collection. (Image: Constitution Hill)Brand South Africa ReporterConstitution Hill, overlooking the city of Johannesburg, is more than just the site of South Africa’s Constitutional Court – the highest court in the country on constitutional matters.The multi-million rand Constitution Hill development was one of South Africa’s most ambitious public building projects following the country’s first democratic elections in 1994, and gave rise to some of the new South Africa’s most admired architecture.A multi-purpose, multi-faceted heritage precinct in the heart of the city, Constitution Hill was built on the 100-acre site of a century-old prison complex where the leaders of every major South African liberation group – Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi among them – were once detained.Nowhere is the story of South Africa’s turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy told as it is at Constitution Hill, witness to a century of South African history.Interactive experiencesThrough guided tours and exhibitions that have been designed as interactive experiences, visitors can learn about the injustices of South Africa’s past while observing the process by which the country’s freedom was won and is now protected.Tours take in the visitor decks of the Constitutional Court, where visitors can experience a real court case, as well as the court’s extraordinary collection of South African artworks, as well as three prison museums: Number Four, the Women’s Gaol and the Old Fort.The Old Fort, built in 1893, is one of Johannesburg’s oldest buildings and was used as a fortress by Paul Kruger during the Anglo Boer War. Nelson Mandela was the only black prisoner to be held in this “whites only” prison.A journey to the section of the Old Fort complex reserved for black men, Number Four, deepens one’s understanding of how the apartheid system made criminals of “non-whites”. Number Four was once home to prisoners such as Mahatma Ghandi, Robert Sobukwe and the students of the 1976 Soweto uprising.The grace of the Victorian-style building housing the Women’s Gaol – where the likes of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Fatima Meer and many other political activists were held – belies the pain and suffering that occurred within its walls.‘The Robben Island of Johannesburg’The complex housing these prisons was the place where more representatives of South Africa’s diverse communities were jailed for fighting for freedom than anywhere else in the country.For decades, thousands of prisoners streamed through the complex’s “delousing” chambers, were made to do the humiliating “Tauza” dance, were beaten and abused in the notorious Number Four prison for black men, were held for months in dirty, overcrowded conditions in the Awaiting Trial Block, were stripped of their underclothes and their dignity in the Women’s Gaol.The complex saw it all: from rebellious British soldiers who fought with the Boers at the turn of the century to striking mineworkers, Defiance Campaigners, Treason Trialists, and youths caught up in the Soweto Uprisings.Both the famous and the infamous were incarcerated here: war rebels, political activists, notorious gangsters and criminals. Activists were usually held as awaiting trial prisoners and then sent off to Robben Island or Pretoria to serve jail terms.Most of those imprisoned at the complex, however, were ordinary people arrested in their droves every day under the apartheid government’s Pass Laws restricting the movement of black people.Brewing beer – an illegal activity if you were black – also landed many women in jail. Still others were arrested for having sex across the colour bar or for homosexual sex.And black men lived in dread of Number Four, with its chilling Ekhulukhuthu (the deep hole) isolation cells.‘Gandhi: prisoner of conscience’Besides the regular temporary exhibitions at Constitution Hill, two permanent exhibitions focus on the lives of two of the great 20th century fighters for the rights of the oppressed, both of whom spent time within the Old Fort.The exhibition “Gandhi: prisoner of conscience” focuses on the years Mahatma Gandhi spent in Johannesburg, from 1902 until 1914, when he left South Africa at the age of 46. It was during this time that Gandhi formulated and refined his Satyagraha or passive resistance philosophy, and was transformed from a shy lawyer into an extraordinary leader of international stature.The exhibition details the experiences that shaped his development by means of photographs, quotes, artefacts and audio material. Gandhi’s transformation is symbolised in the changes in his attire – from a besuited lawyer to rough prison garb to a simple cotton tunic on his departure for India in 1914.Gandhi said of his experiences in South Africa: “Truly speaking, it was after I went to South Africa that I became what I am now. My love for South Africa and my concern for her problems are no less than for India.”Mandela is quoted on the walls of the exhibition as saying: “The spirit of Gandhi may well be a key to human survival in the 21st century.”Nelson Mandela’s prison cellHoused in the cell where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner, the other permanent exhibition documents the time that Mandela spent at Robben Island as well as at the Old Fort.Mandela spent two weeks in the Awaiting Trial Block, now demolished, in December 1956, before being transferred to Pretoria for the remainder of the lengthy Treason Trial.And in August 1962, he spent a few weeks in the Old Fort hospital. He wasn’t ill, but he was kept there because of his status, and possibly because it was believed that he could more easily escape from Number Four, where the other black male prisoners were kept.Here, in his meticulously reconstructed cell, the various pictures and objects on display include a stack of wooden boxes that form but a small sample of the 76 boxes used to hold the 70 000-plus pieces of correspondence between Mandela and the prison authorities over the 27-and-a-half years of his imprisonment.He frequently wrote letters on behalf of his fellow inmates protesting against regulations disallowing books for study or complaining about the quality of the food. One letter of complaint runs to 25 pages. Some of the letters were written in Afrikaans, the mother tongue of the prison bosses.Two videos run constantly as part of the exhibition. The first one, filmed in April 1977, some 13 years into Mandela’s life sentence on Robben Island, records an official visit in which the prison authorities invited the foreign press to visit the island.The second, from December 2003, shows Mandela arriving at the newly built Constitutional Court, built below the Old Fort, and being welcomed by the then chief justice of the court, Arthur Chaskalson.For full visitor information, as well as information about special programmes, exhibitions and venue hire, visit www.constitutionhill.org.za.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.,Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Foreign media hail Romeo as tournament best scorer LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension McGregor, who is widely seen as a massive underdog against undefeated former welterweight king Mayweather, predicted an early finish to the fight.“Particularly with the eight-ounce gloves, I don’t believe he makes it out of the second round,” said McGregor, nevertheless expressing the hope that the fight would last longer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I don’t want people saying ‘Oh, it was a lucky punch’ and all that. Part of me is hoping maybe he can last so I can show some skill and dismantle him that way.“But I do not see him absorbing the blows in the first few rounds.” SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The move is widely seen as benefiting both fighters — Mayweather’s fast hands could be quicker with lighter gloves, while McGregor will be able to make his punching power more keenly felt, provided he can land a blow on his American opponent.“I think it affects the contest a lot,” White said when asked if McGregor would be helped by the change.“Yes, Floyd will be faster with eight-ounce gloves but he’s more defensive. Conor hits like a truck, so smaller gloves helps him big time. I think it absolutely does.”McGregor and Mayweather will climb into the ring following an international publicity tour last month marked by expletive-laden tirades and trash-talking.McGregor, who was criticized for addressing Mayweather as “boy” during one event, dismissed suggestions that there was a racially tinged dimension to the duel.“For me, it’s athlete versus athlete,” McGregor said. “I’m disappointed to hear the way it’s being portrayed. All I can do is stay focused on my craft and go out and put a performance for my fans.”McGregor, meanwhile, said he has used disparagement by the boxing community as motivation.“It has certainly been motivating, the disrespect and the disregard for my skill set,” McGregor said.“I look at people so many times and their mind is closed to how things can be done. It’s a set way and there is no other way. Well, if that was the case we would have never reached across the oceans in search of other lands. We would never have gone into space.“You have to have an open mind and you got to realize that there are other ways. Fighting is a complex game. But I’m just looking forward to August 26 and proving what I’m saying and educating the world of what martial arts is.” UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. AP FILE PHOTOLos Angeles, United States —Conor McGregor believes he will knock out Floyd Mayweather inside two rounds but is ready for all scenarios when the two fighters clash in their eagerly anticipated superfight next week.Irish mixed martial arts star McGregor told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday that a controversial switch to lighter gloves could lead to an explosive outcome in the August 26 showdown in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT
TaylorJoin us at 10 am as we give thanks to those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom at Taylor’s annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. The Ceremony includes the Colour Guard March from the District Ice Centre to the Community Hall, followed by the ceremony and guest speakers.Fort St. JohnDate: November 1, 2018Remembrance Day Schedule:Parade – 10:00amFlags March – 10:45amRemembrance Service to start after the Flags MarchBells of Peace at sundown – 5:01 pmLocation: 10103-105th Avenue Remembrance Day CeremonyDate: November 11th, 2018Time: 10:45 am everyone to be seated 11:00 am Colours Parade beginsPlace: Tumbler Ridge Secondary School Immediately following the ceremony, the wreaths will be moved to the cenotaph at City Hall, where another brief ceremony will be held.Chilli lunch after service at Hypertension Escape (Bowling alley)Pouce CoupeRemembrance Day CeremonyDate: November 11, 2018Time: Services start at 10 amPlace: 5009 47 ave ChetwyndRemembrance Day CeremonyDate: November 11Time: 9:50 amPlace: 4421 Veterans Way Legion HallLast Post starts at the cenotaph at 10 am; followed by a service at the legion hall at 10:50 am.Note: If its colder than -20 degrees, the outdoor portion of the ceremonies will be cancelled – especially if also considering a windchill factor. The ceremony being held in Unchagah Hall at Dawson Creek Secondary School at 10:45 a.mThe service will start off with the Marching On of The Colours, the singing of O’Canada, the playing of the Last Post, two minutes of silence, the playing of The Lament, Reveille and the laying of wreaths in remembrance.Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead, MLA Mike Bernier, and MP Bob Zimmer are all expected to be in attendance, laying wreaths on behalf of their constituents. Legion member and public relations for Dawson Creek’s branch, Day Roberts, will lay a wreath on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion. Other community organizations are also welcome to lay wreaths. PEACE REGION, B.C. – Ceremonies are available to participate in all around the Peace Region. Services will be held on Sunday in Fort St. John, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Dawson Creek, Pouce Coupe, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge and Fort Nelson.Here are the details for each community.Dawson Creek Tumbler Ridge Please join us in remembering all our fallen veterans and comrades on this very special day. We will Remember them. Fort. NelsonCommunity Remembrance Day CeremonySunday, November 11, 2018Seating opens at 10:15 amCeremony 10:45 amNorthern Rockies Recreation Centre Community HallJoin us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I (1918-2018)
Chennai: After helping Chennai Super Kings (CSK) return to winning ways by smashing a brilliant 96-run knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), opener Shane Watson admitted that he was due for runs and added that he was grateful to skipper M.S. Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming for the faith they showed in him. Watson, who has not had a good outing so far in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), returned to his own and guided CSK to a convincing six-wicket win against SRH at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Chasing 176, CSK rode on a 53-ball knock from Watson to once again move to the top of the points table and almost seal their position in the playoffs. The veteran Australian batsman hit nine fours and six sixes. Before this innings, Watson’s best score in the ongoing IPL was 44, which came almost a month ago. He was definitely due for a big score and another poor display might have seen him get replaced by Sam Billings. But the CSK team management continued to back Watson and he finally came through. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “I was due for runs, that’s for sure. I can’t thank Stephen Fleming and M.S. Dhoni enough for their belief in me,” Watson said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “Most of the teams I’ve played in, I would have been dropped by now but they showed trust in me,” he added. The 37-year-old, however, missed out on a fifth IPL hundred as Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/18) got his wicket. Watson heaped praises on the SRH pacer and said, “He is an incredibly skilful bowler as he swings it both ways.” Dhoni also praised Watson, saying that the veteran Australian batter. “I think you can give individuals some games and the team gives them the rest. Watson has been a match-winner for us,” said Dhoni. “He has been batting well in the nets. Whatever small innings he played so far, he was middling them well although he did struggle a bit. This is the time when you need to back them. The management’s thinking was to give him as many games as possible,” he added.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would go to the root of the alleged conspiracy and sensational claims made by a lawyer that there is a bigger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in the sexual harassment allegations against him.A three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said if fixers continue to work and manipulate the judiciary as claimed, neither this institution nor any of “us” will survive. The bench, also comprising justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta, asked lawyer Utsav Singh Bains, who has made claims of a greater conspiracy, to file another affidavit by Thursday morning after he claimed that he has some more “incriminating evidence”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe bench said it would take up the matter for hearing on Thursday. “We will inquire and go to the root of alleged claims of fixers at work and manipulating the judiciary. If they continue to work, then none of us will survive. Fixing has no role to play in the system. We will inquire and take it to the logical end,” it said. The bench also clarified that there is no connection between the hearing of Bains’ claims of larger conspiracy and the in-house inquiry ordered into the sexual harassment allegations against the CJI. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayEarlier in the day, the apex court directed chiefs of the CBI, IB and Delhi Police to appear and meet in chambers the three judges who are hearing his claim that there was a larger conspiracy to frame the CJI. The entire episode is “disconcerting” as it concerns the independence of the judiciary in the country, the bench said. It turned down a fervent request of Attorney General K K Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to order a court-monitored SIT probe into the matter. After meeting the directors of the CBI and the IB, and the Delhi Police commissioner, the bench reassembled at 3 pm to hear the matter at length. At the outset Bains, who has filed an affidavit in the top court claiming a bigger conspiracy of alleged fixers to frame the CJI on allegations of sexual harassment, placed before the bench material to substantiate his claims.