Coast Guard Rescues Man From Overturned Kayak At Port Of Valdez

first_imgThe crew arrived on scene and were able to bring them man onboard their response vessel. He was transported to a nearby pier where local emergency medical service personnel were waiting. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-valdez-rescue.mp3VmJennifer-on-valdez-rescue.mp300:00RPd Station Valdez watchstanders received the call at 2 p.m., on Sunday, from a good samaritan regarding the man sitting on top of an overturned kayak approximately 50-yards from station Valdez. The man was transported to Valdez Medical Center where he was treated for symptoms of hypothermia, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.center_img Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Gunderson, a member of the station Valdez: “Situation such as this one remind us why boating safety is critical, especially in Alaskan water, no matter the size of the vessel involved.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Coast Guard crew out of Valdez rescued a 50-year old man over the weekend when his kayak overturned near Valdez on Sunday.last_img read more

Black Panther roars with two Grammy Award wins

first_imgThe film’s chart-topping soundtrack, Black Panther: The Album, was nominated for album of the year, and the single All the Stars, by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, was nominated for record of the year, song of the year and best song written for visual media.The soundtrack was produced by Lamar and includes performances by Lamar, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz and more.Composer Ludwig Göransson was chatting with Variety when he received the news that he’d won the best score soundtrack for visual media award. 9:15 Tags 32 Photos “(Director) Ryan Coogler, what can I say?” Göransson said. “He’s been one of the most incredible artists I’ve ever worked with, and being a part of this phenomena, one of the most important, unique films of all time is so special.”Göransson didn’t get to accept that award onstage, as it wasn’t presented during the televised ceremony, but he did get to make a speech during the show. He helped accept the song of the year award for Childish Gambino’s This Is America, which he co-produced. Gambino did not attend. Post a comment 0 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Congrats Best Rap Performance winner (TIE) – “King’s Dead” @kendricklamar, @jayrock, @1future & @jamesblake AND “Bubblin” @AndersonPaak #GRAMMYs— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 10, 2019center_img How Marvel made ‘Black Panther’ look so amazing Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Black Panther Marvel Here’s how to watch the Grammys at 5 p.m. PT Sunday. TV and Movies You’ll hear the sounds of Wakanda forever. Black Panther won two Grammy Awards Sunday night, one for best rap performance and one for best score soundtrack for visual media.The best rap performance award was actually a tie. The Black Panther song King’s Dead, by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake, shared the award with Bubblin, by Anderson Paak. King’s Dead was also up for best rap song, but that award went to Drake’s God’s Plan. Watch #BlackPanther composer @ludwiggoransson find out he won a Grammy https://t.co/tj5TaL5qXz #Grammys pic.twitter.com/mEbpzejfDn— Variety (@Variety) February 10, 2019 Black Panther is up for six Oscars at the Academy Awards on Feb. 24, including best picture and best original music score. And maybe it’s a good sign that it didn’t claim a certain award Sunday night. According to Billboard, no film whose soundtrack has won album of the year has gone on to win best picture.First published Feb. 11 at 3:05 p.m. PTUpdate, 9 p.m.: Adds best rap performance win.last_img read more

PCB chief Ehsan Mani criticises Star Sports for its ads on IndiaPakistan

first_imgPCB chief has expressed his disapproval of the Star Sports ad campaignTwitterThe latest to join the chorus of criticism of advertisements produced by Star Sports to promote their coverage of India vs Pakistan match in the ICC 2019 World Cup on June 16 is the chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani. In a statement that takes potshot at the official broadcasters, Mani criticised the sports network for its parochial vision in crafting advertisements and asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to intervene in the matter.”I think this is for the ICC to take note. Star is the host broadcaster. They are not an Indian broadcaster, they are the broadcaster of the ICC. They should be fair to all teams. That (the teasers) is not part of cricket,” the PCB head remarked.This is not the first time that Star Sports has generated controversy with its promotional campaign. During the last World Cup, while the ‘mauka mauka’ ads were a big hit in India, some people had suggested that they were somewhat offensive to the Pakistanis. A screengrab from the World Cup adYouTube/Star SportsBefore the India-Bangladesh series after the World Cup, the channel again ran an ad campaign that became controversial. The ‘bachche ab bachche nahin rahe’ ads , talking about the Bangladesh team recieved an angry response from the fans of the latter team.Now, in 2019, another controversy has arisen and with political relations between the two countries not in the best of shape, the ads may further sour an already tumultuous relationship. As has been mentioned previously, Star Sports doesn’t have a great recored when it comes to making ads. They are usually over-the-top in their dramatization and hark more on the sentimental aspect rather than the inherent beauty of the sports.But Star isn’t the only company that is, according to some people, crossing the line. Already, Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player and wife of Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik has expressed her disapproval of the kind of advertisements being aired on both sides of the border to promote the TV coverage of the match. Let’s see if ICC does something about it.last_img read more

Santwinder Singh Waraich says style is a reflection of your own attitude

first_imgSantwinder Singh WaraichPR HandoutFashion is something that comes from within. Santwinder Singh Waraich is a classic example of it, as he claims to be the first Sikh fashion influencer. Based in Chandigarh, he is a fashion mentor as well as an international model.The way Santwinder Singh Waraich carries himself whether be in traditional or the western attire has a great impact on the youth across the globe. He has gained a lot of recognition among the top brands of India. Some of the branded campaigns he has worked include Skechers India, Flying Machine, Daniel Wellington, Superdry, Jack & Jones and several other sports and nutrition brands.Born on November 17, 1992 in Fatehgarh Sahib, Santwinder has achieved a lot at a very young age. His father Gurnam Singh is a farmer and his mother Harwinder Kaur is a homemaker. He has two siblings – an elder sister and a younger brother. Their childhood was spent in a village due to their father’s profession.However, their mother made a choice to move to Chandigarh to give them good education. Santwinder Singh completed his secondary education from Guru Nanak Public School and later attended Punjab Technical University to study Civil Engineering.Who knew that life had some other plans for him? In his 20s, he realised that his passion lies in the fashion industry. He considers his mother to be a big inspiration in his journey of being a fashion influencer. He began his blogging career when he was in college. With having a unique style of his own, many of his classmates took fashion advice from this Sikh fashion expert.On April 14, 2014, Santwinder presented himself as a fashion blogger on Instagram and he received a great response. There has been no looking back for him since then. He has earned a lot of achievements within a short span of time.Santwinder has been featured in world’s largest wedding magazine Asiana International Wedding Magazine and has also been featured on several publications like ScoopWhoop, MensXP and India Today to name a few. He was also ranked among the top 13 desirable men in Chandigarh.Santwinder has 122K followers on Instagram and 170K subscribers on his YouTube channel. Well, that’s what the fashion industry has given this man. Talking about style he believes, “Style is a reflection of your own attitude and personality” and we totally agree with him.last_img read more

BNP demands active diplomatic efforts to end Rohingya crisis

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at a human chain programme the party organises in front of the National Press Club in the capital Friday morning in protest against ongoing repression on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Photo: Sazid HossainBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday demanded the government make active diplomatic efforts to force Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis.”Our demand is very clear that the government gives food and shelter to Rohingyas and ensures their security and treatment. At the same time the government puts active diplomatic efforts to force the Myanmar government to take back the Rohingyas who fled the country”, said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He made the demand while speaking at a human chain program in front of the National Press Club.As part of their countrywide program, BNP arranged the one-hour long human chain programme from 10:00am to 11:00am protesting the repression on Rohingyas in Myanmar.Fakhrul said they don’t want to know whether the Rohingyas are Hindu or Muslim as they are human being.”The Myanmar government has initiated a war against humanity. We have to put a resistance against them. Let us get united and raise our voice against the mass killing of Rohingyas and force Myanmar to take back those fled the country,” he said.Voicing concern over trespassing of Myanmar Air Force helicopter into Bangladesh airspace, he said the Bangladesh government cannot strongly protest at the incident due to its knee-jerk foreign policy.Fakhrul said their party staged the human chain programme to register protests against the persecution on Rohingyas on behalf of the people of Bangladesh.last_img read more

Houston Housing Officials Draw Ire For Evicting Elderly Residents

first_imgBrandon FormbySheila Anderson criticizes Houston Housing Authority officials on Sept. 21, 2017, after the entity issued eviction notices to elderly residents in a building flooded by Hurricane Harvey’s rains.The elderly residents of 2100 Memorial, a publicly subsidized high rise along Buffalo Bayou, unleashed a torrent of criticism Thursday against public housing officials who issued them eviction notices this week. And since the building’s first floor is still unusable after Hurricane Harvey’s historic rains flooded it, the Houstonians had to pack the second floor of their parking garage to vent their mounting frustrations.Commissioners of the Houston Housing Authority listened and took notes as the residents, some of whom sat with canes in hand or on the seats of their walkers, blasted leaders of the agency charged with protecting and finding housing for some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.“You can’t expect respect from people who have been trampled,” said Sheila Anderson, one of more than 180 residents who received eviction notices Monday.Most of 2100 Memorial’s residents stayed through Harvey’s epic rains, even when they lost power and running water. For weeks after the storm, they remained in units many said were unharmed by the flooding.But the building operator, which is an affiliate of the housing authority, gave tenants notice Monday that damage to the fire control, water and electrical systems rendered the structure unsafe. V.J. Memorial Corp. vice president Tory Gunsolley, who is also the housing authority’s president and CEO, told residents they had until Saturday to move out.Gunsolley said inspectors told him that a transformer on the first floor of the 2100 Memorial parking garage sat under water for so long during the nation’s worst-ever rain event that it could stop working at any time.“It was primarily done for the health and safety of the residents,” he said. “I don’t know when this transformer and this electrical system is going to fail.”Gunsolley told The Texas Tribune that it took weeks for inspectors to determine the property was uninhabitable because the authority, which serves more than 58,000 low-income area residents, has had to check several buildings it owns as well as help affordable housing voucher holders find new places to live.Government entities and housing advocacy groups have scrambled in the weeks after Harvey to determine the extent of the storm’s impact on Houston-area residents who have public housing vouchers or live in buildings, like 2100 Memorial, whose developers received tax incentives in exchange for offering discounted rents to low-income people. On Thursday, Gunsolley sat at a folding table in the parking garage of 2100 Memorial and said no deadline for move-outs will be imposed even though the building still needs to be vacated.“We’re in a dangerous situation,” Gunsolley told residents. “We need people to move as quickly as they can in an orderly fashion.”Residents criticized the housing authority, which administers federal affordable housing programs, for offering no help in paying for moving expenses. The day after the notices were distributed, the housing authority issued a press release that said it had given residents a list of other publicly subsidized housing units they “can explore as an option for relocation.”That list was the subject of many residents’ outrage Thursday. They said many apartments on the list are located in suburbs far from Houston’s urban core or no longer have any vacancies.“It was basically useless,” said Jerry Dohalick, a cancer patient and longtime resident who teared up as he spoke Thursday.Gunsolley said he thought he had found 500 available units.“So, we need to work on that list and with landlords and owners and find a better process,” he told The Texas Tribune on Thursday.That admission and vows to not impose a deadline for move-outs came after swift and fierce criticism from residents — and assurances from Mayor Sylvester Turner this week that elderly Houstonians would not be tossed on the street. The housing authority is an independent entity and not part of City Hall. But city officials stepped in and said they will make sure “residents have the information and resources they need.” Amid pressure, the authority is also now planning to help pay for residents’ moves.Authority officials had Federal Emergency Management Agency workers take residents’ applications for federal assistance. But many 2100 Memorial residents worry that their requests for financial aid so long after the hurricane will mean they will have to wait longer to hear back on if they qualify for help.“We were disrespected from the start,” Anderson said.After the meeting, Gunsolley vowed to work with residents and help them find new places to live.“I would say we had a false start,” he said. Sharelast_img read more

February 24 2017Last Saturdays Grand opening of t

first_imgFebruary 24, 2017Last Saturdays Grand opening of the 2017 Community Art Show featured some of Arcosanti’s terrific musicians. Here are PR volunteer Shannon MacKenzieon on guitar, she with the awesome voice, and foundry crew Dillon Qibon on drums.[photos by Sue Kirsch]Shannon.Melissa Carone and Dillon.Ali Gibbs, Melissa and Dillon.Arcosanti’s own ‘Superstar’ Jonas Fister, here on guitar.Jonas and Dillon.Jonas.Dillon.last_img

Reilly legislation protecting students free speech rights receives House panel hearing

first_img Categories: Reilly News 18Apr Reilly legislation protecting students’ free speech rights receives House panel hearing Lawmaker authors plan holding MI’s public universities accountableState Rep. John Reilly today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of his plan establishing – and some cases, restoring – free speech protections on Michigan’s public college campuses.The legislation is responding to numerous violations of students’ First Amendment rights across several of the state’s public colleges and universities.“The state’s public colleges and universities have the responsibility to uphold the constitutional rights of students and the community on campus grounds,” said Reilly, of Oakland Township. “Right now, students at multiple universities live under speech policies that infringe on their rights to free speech and assembly. Due to some schools’ ongoing unwillingness to ensure their rights, the Legislature must do so.”Reilly pointed to the 1989 federal lawsuit Doe v University of Michigan, where the University of Michigan lost the suit over its policy on discrimination and discriminatory harassment to John Doe, a graduate student concerned that his publishing his research into differences among genders would violate the policy. The court ruled that the university prohibiting language said to be “stigmatizing or victimizing’ of various protected groups was overly broad and “swept within its scope a significant of [speech] which is unquestionably protected speech under the First Amendment. Yet today, the University of Michigan is entangled in another federal lawsuit related to its Bias Response Team, which collects reports of “bias” on campus. Speech First, an organization of students, citizens and alumni advocating for free speech on college campuses is challenging the constitutionality of the university’s panel.House Bill 4435 prohibits public colleges from quarantining free speech to designated “free speech zones.” Reilly noted that in 2018, Kellogg Community College settled for an undisclosed amount after students were arrested, put in handcuffs and jailed for seven hours for distributing copies of the United States Constitution on campus. It was official university policy that infringed on students’ rights to free speech.“All public colleges—which are supposed to be ‘marketplaces of ideas’—have the duty to protect and promote the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech,” Reilly said. “Not to mention that it’s the taxpayers footing the bill for avoidable legal battles. The Legislature not only has the authority but the duty to protect free speech rights of its citizens and shield its taxpayers from unnecessary financial liability arising from lawsuits to resolve unconstitutional campus policies.”Reilly’s second measure, House Bill 4436, requires speech policies of Michigan’s public universities to be consistent with the First Amendment as determined by the courts.“Universities having failed to comply with the courts’ guidance, the duty falls upon the Legislature to establish a framework for speech policies that protect the civil liberties of students and student organizations at public colleges receiving taxpayer money,” Reilly said. “Our state’s universities are supposed to be incubators of diverse viewpoints and role models of public engagement. Anything short of that is shameful.”Typically, Michigan’s taxpayer-funded universities are able to operate autonomously of the Legislature under an operational autonomy agreement. However this agreement has certain limits. A Michigan 1999 Supreme Court ruling in Federated Publications v MSU Bd of Trustees found that the Legislature can exercise its police power over public universities in order to protect the public welfare.Following the hearing, Reilly disputed the testimony of Kellogg Community College, whose officials repeatedly stated that the individuals arrested on campus for distributing literature were not students.Reilly noted the sworn testimony of Alliance Defending Freedom in its case against the college, which noted that one of the individuals was an enrolled student before and after her arrest, was merely taking a semester off, and was treated as a student when they arrested her for violating the Code of Conduct for Students which obviously applies to students. Another party to the incident was an enrolled student taking courses at the time.“For KCC officials to claim that ‘none of the individuals arrested and put in handcuffs were students’ was a transparent attempt to mislead the Oversight Committee,” Reilly stated in a follow-up letter to committee colleagues submitted for the record. “They treated Mrs. Gregoire as a student and admitted Mr. Withers was one.”Both measures remain in the House Oversight Committee for further consideration.PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Reilly testifies before the House Oversight Committee.last_img read more

Stuart Prebble the former chief of UK commercial

first_imgStuart Prebble, the former chief of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, will lead an investigation into the impartiality of UK public broadcaster the BBC.
The report into the BBC was ordered by the BBC Trust, which oversees the corporation’s activities and follows an earlier 2007 probe into the BBC’s reporting against a background of social and technological change. The new report will examine how the recommendations in that report have been implemented.Ex-ITV CEO Prebble said: “I am delighted to have been invited to lead this important study for the BBC. Having spent most of my career outside the BBC I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to examine how well the commitment to breadth of voice – which is unique to the BBC – is being met.”last_img read more

Telekom Austria saw 66 yearonyear growth in it

first_imgTelekom Austria saw 6.6% year-on-year growth in its domestic IPTV base for the quarter, which it said helped arrest its decline in fixed line revenues. Overall fixed line revenues fell by 3.6% as TV revenues were offset by lower voice revenues. The operator had 255,700 TV customers at the end of the quarter in Austria. In Bulgaria, Telekom Austria-owned Mobiltel saw growth from its satellite TV business in the first quarter, with a 25.8% uplift in its overall TV base being driven by the DTH service. The rise in TV subscribers contributed to a 10.4% year-on-year increase in Mobiltel’s fixed access line count. Overall, Mobiltel had 97,300 TV customers at the end of the quarter.In Croatia Vipnet turned in a 7.4% year-on-year rise in TV subscribers alongside a 25.5% uplift in broadband customers. Vipnet had 171,500 TV customers at the end of March.last_img read more

BEN TV an entertainment and news channel targeted

first_imgBEN TV, an entertainment and news channel targeted at diaspora African and Caribbean audiences, has been found in breach of its licence conditions by UK regulator Ofcom.In its latest ‘Broadcast and On-Demand Bulletin’, Ofcom said that on two occasions BEN TV’s licence-holder, Greener Technology Limited (GTL), failed to respond to an information request about sponsorship campaigns broadcast on Ben TV between October 18 and November 17 last year.Ofcom said the failure by BEN TV to provide this information represented a “significant breach” of its licence as it meant the regulator was unable to fulfil its statutory duty to “assess and regulate broadcast content”.“Ofcom has previously recorded breaches against GTL for breaches of its licence conditions,” said the regulator. “We will check the licensee’s arrangements to retain and provide recordings and information to Ofcom in the near future. We remind GTL that, should similar compliance issues arise, Ofcom will consider taking further regulatory action.”BEN TV broadcasts to Western Europe and parts of Asia and Northern Africa. In the UK it is available on Sky channel 182 and to stream online from BENtelevision.com.last_img read more

A New York City Bar Will Literally Kick Out Anyone Misusing the

first_img A New York City Bar Will Literally Kick Out Anyone Misusing the Word ‘Literally’ Add to Queue The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Next Article Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. January 25, 2018 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List –shares Nina Zipkincenter_img News and Trends Entrepreneur Staff 2 min read Image credit: ekash | Getty Images Is there a word that you would want to banish from your workplace? We all have our pet peeves, especially in an office setting. Someone brings something pungent for lunch, incessantly clicks their pen or insists on turning the thermostat too high or too low. But then there are the smaller annoyances that manifest in the form of often misused words and phrases — but come up all the time.Your “for all intensive purposes” that’s actually “for all intents and purposes.” Your corporate speak such as “let’s circle back” or “best practices.” “Irregardless” in lieu of “regardless” is another example, although the fine folks at Dictionary.com do confirm that “irregardless” is a word, “irregardless” of how much you might hate it.But now, one establishment in New York City has decided to take back control on at least one repeatedly misused word. A bar called the Continental has declared war on the word “literally.” Literally. Sort of.Related: 10 Reasons Why Good Customer Service Is Your Most Important MetricEast Village bar the Continental expounds on their (tongue-in-cheek) ban on the word literally. Their stated goal now is to stop “Kardashianism.” cc: @edenbrower pic.twitter.com/iI0N41qCgt— evgrieve (@evgrieve) January 24, 2018In an interview with New York Magazine, owner Trigger Smith had this to say of the reasoning behind the new signage and the swift dismissal of anyone who says “literally” inside the walls of the beloved neighborhood dive, which is soon to be closed in a few months due to a 2015 bankruptcy filing.“It’s not just millennials. Now you hear newscasters using ‘literally’ every three minutes on the Sunday news shows,” Smith said. “What’s annoying is people aren’t even aware they’re saying it. How could you be so unaware of your words that it’s coming out every couple minutes?”Even though the Contintental is not long for this world, clearly Smith was compelled to draw a line in the sand. Hopefully his mission only makes people drop the word from their vocabulary rather making the bar lose too much business.Is there a word that makes you cringe? Let us know in the comments. Apply Now »last_img read more

Study scrutinizes hidden marketing relationships on social media

first_img Provided by Princeton University Citation: Study scrutinizes hidden marketing relationships on social media (2018, December 13) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-scrutinizes-hidden-relationships-social-media.html The study focused on affiliate marketing, in which companies pay a commission to social media figures for driving sales. Content creators who produce videos, photos and commentary are rewarded when their followers purchase products after clicking on affiliate marketing links included in their social media posts.Researchers in Princeton’s Department of Computer Science extracted affiliate marketing links from randomly drawn samples of about 500,000 YouTube videos and 2.1 million Pinterest pins. They found 3,472 YouTube videos and 18,237 Pinterest pins with affiliate links from 33 marketing companies—the first publicly available list of this size. The researchers found the links by identifying characteristic patterns in the URLs that marketers use to track readers’ clicks.The researchers then used natural language processing techniques to search for disclosures of affiliate marketing relationships within the videos’ and pins’ descriptions. Disclosures were present in around 10 percent and 7 percent of affiliate marketing content on YouTube and Pinterest, respectively. These disclosures fell into one of three categories:”affiliate link” disclosures, which use wording such as “Disclosure: These are affiliate links”;”explanation” disclosures, e.g., “I am an affiliate with Amazon, which means I get a small commission when you buy through my links”; and”channel support” disclosures, such as “Shop using these links to support the channel.”The first type—”affiliate link” disclosures—were the most common, “and these are exactly the kinds of disclosures the Federal Trade Commission says people shouldn’t be using” because their meaning is not always clear to users, explained computer science graduate student Arunesh Mathur, the study’s lead author. “That was a very surprising finding.”The researchers also conducted a user study of nearly 1,800 participants that revealed the relative effectiveness of different types of disclosures. Only half of the participants correctly interpreted the meaning of “affiliate link” disclosures on Pinterest, while 65 percent understood these disclosures when paired with YouTube videos. When presented with “explanation” disclosures, nearly 95 percent of users on both platforms were able to explain that the content creator would be paid when a product was purchased through an affiliate link. “Channel support” disclosures, which only appeared on YouTube, were correctly interpreted by 85 percent of participants.While the FTC has issued warnings about marketing disclosures to some top social media influencers, the researchers said it has not fully exercised its authority to prosecute violations. The researchers propose that regulators take broader legal action against affiliate marketing companies for failures to disclose, and recommend that social media platforms make it easier for content creators to disclose marketing relationships in a standardized way.Mathur and his colleagues are also developing a web browser extension that would automatically flag some types of paid content. In addition, they are working on computational methods to detect other types of hidden advertising on social media, including sponsored content and product giveaways, which are less straightforward to identify than affiliate marketing. Federal regulators require social media personalities to alert their viewers to promotional payments for products and gadgets shown on their channels, but an analysis by Princeton University researchers shows that such disclosures are rare. Content creators who produce videos, photos and commentary are rewarded when their followers purchase products after clicking on affiliate marketing links included in their social media posts. Credit: Beatrice Trinidad Explore further A new app pays you for product recommendations More information: Arunesh Mathur et al, Endorsements on Social Media, Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (2018). DOI: 10.1145/3274388 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Cricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ match

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 11, 2019UPDATED: July 11, 2019 19:46 IST The victim was taken to a hospital when he was unable to breathe. (Photo: ANI)A man from Kishanganj district in Bihar died of a heart attack while watching the cricket match between India and New Zealand on Wednesday. His family has claimed that the 49-year-old man died of “excitement or shock” while watching the World Cup semi-final match.The victim was taken to a hospital when he was unable to breathe. “He was rushed to hospital by his family when he was unable to breathe. The family says he was watching the match which caused an excitement. Maybe he got a shock,” a doctor of a hospital said.In two separate instances, India’s shock defeat against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup’s semi-final claimed the life of a sports enthusiast in West Bengal, while another tried to commit suicide in Odisha.Unable to bear cricketer MS Dhoni’s run out, Srikant Maity apparently suffered a heart attack and died, police said on Thursday.The 33-year-old owner of a cycle repairing shop at Sekenderpur in West Bengal’s Hooghly district fell unconscious immediately after watching Mahendra Singh Dhoni being run out in the cricket match at Manchester in England, police said.Police said that MS Dhoni’s exit was the turning point of the crucial match, which Srikanta was watching on his mobile phone at his shop. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.Another man, identified as Sambaru Bhoi of Singhbhadi village, attempted suicide in Odisha’s Kalahandi district by consuming poison after watching the match on television along with his friends on Wednesday evening.Sambaru Bhoi was confident that India would win the semi-final match against New Zealand and had even argued with his friends about it, said Odisha police quoting the man’s parents.Also Read | Dutee Chand wins 100m Gold in historic victory for India. Proud of you, says BollywoodAlso Watch | Nobody can win 100 out of 100 matches: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World CupFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Cricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ matchThe victim’s family has claimed that the 49-year-old man died of “excitement or shock” while watching the World Cup semi-final match.advertisementlast_img read more