Fans of S Sreesanth are all in a state of ecstasy after Supreme Court ordered the BCCI to cancel the life ban of Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in the match-fixing scandal. The Supreme Court also asked the cricket board to reconsider Sreesanth’s punishment within the next three months. It should be also noted that the court rejected Sreesanth’s request that he should not be punished by any means, as he was acquitted in the spot-fixing case.In the wake of these new developments, Bhuvaneswari, Sreesanth’s wife said that the cricketer has finally got justice. In a recent interaction with media, Bhuvaneswari revealed that she is quite happy about the fact that the honourable Supreme Court has revoked the life ban of her husband.”Thank you so much for praying. I am very happy with the Supreme Court decision. The ban has been revoked. Finally, he has got justice. I now really hope that BCCI too will do justice to him. Supreme Court had given three months time to decide the quantum of the punishment. So I hope they do the justice, and you all again pray for us,” said Bhuvaneswari during the talk.Bhuvaneswari also revealed that Sreesanth is regularly practising to make a strong comeback to the cricket field. She added that the cricketer was injured on his forehead around three months back while practising.After Supreme Court revoked the life ban, Sreesanth admitted that he is already aged 36, and he has only four or five years remaining in International cricket. However, Sreesanth admitted that it is pretty difficult to get into the Kerala cricket team due to heavy competition. He added that he will play cricket one day or the other, and made it clear that he has been vigorously practising for the past six months. During the talk, Sreesanth also revealed that he will try to play the Scottish League in the near future.
Ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Kanthalbari routes in the Padma River resumed after a five hours of disruption caused by dense fog on Thursday morning.Salauddin, an assistant general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha, said the ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia were disrupted since 6:00am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog.During the time, four ferries remained stranded in the mid-river, he said.Over five hundred vehicles were waiting at the both ghats for crossing, he added.Ferry services resumed around 10:50am as the fog removed.Also, ferry services on Shimulia-Kanthalbari route in the Padma River resumed after a five-hour disruption caused by dense fog in the morning.The ferry services were disrupted between 5:00am and10:00am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog, said Shah Newaz Khalid, assistant general manager of BIWTC.
Klaus Kleinfeld, Chief Executive Officer of Arconic, takes part in the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit in New York, on 8 February 2017. Photo: ReutersKlaus Kleinfeld, a former chief executive of Siemens and Alcoa, has been appointed an adviser to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman effective from 1 August, according to a report on the Maaal financial news website on Tuesday.Kleinfeld will leave his current position as chief executive of NEOM, a planned mega-city and business zone in the kingdom, but will retain a position on its board, the report said.Kleinfeld “will take over wider responsibilities to enhance the economic, technological and financial development of Saudi Arabia,” the report said.Nadhmi al-Nasr, who was tasked with developing the strategy for the mega-city and has more than 30 years of experience at oil giant Aramco, will take over as chief executive of NEOM, the report said.Prince Mohammed previously announced plans for the 26,500 square km zone, known as NEOM, at an international investment conference in Riyadh. Officials said public and private investment in the area was eventually expected to total $500 billion.The mega-city, with its own judicial system and legislation designed to attract international investors, is to focus on industries such as energy and water, biotechnology, food, advanced manufacturing and tourism, according to officials.It is part of bold moves by the 32-year-old heir apparent to wean the world’s top crude exporter off oil revenues that include plans to float a portion of state oil giant Saudi Aramco.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) is the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.The members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently voted a former North Carolina jurist as its leader for the 114th Congress.Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) was voted to lead the Congressional Black Caucus on Nov. 19. Butterfield, who was first elected to Congress in a special election in July 2004, is known on Capitol Hill to be a strong advocate for supporting broadband expansion in rural and minority areas and for quality health insurance access for all Americans.“I am happy to pass the chairman’s gavel to my friend and colleague, Rep. Butterfield,” outgoing CBC Chair Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said. “He has dedicated his life and career to advancing the priorities of the disenfranchised and overlooked, both in his home state of North Carolina as well as here on the Hill. I congratulate him on his election, and I look forward to supporting him in his new capacity as he continues to move our caucus forward.”Butterfield is the 24th elected chair of the organization and will officially begin his duties on Jan. 6, 2015, when the 114th Congress is sworn in. Butterfield, who has spent most of his public career as a jurist, said that he is humbled by his election.“I’m moved by the unwavering support the CBC has shown me throughout the years,” he said. “Each year they’ve continued to elect me to senior positions within the caucus, solidifying their confidence in me to steer and now lead the conscience of the Congress as chair. I do not take their endorsement lightly.”A native of Wilson, N.C., Butterfield is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and its law school. He served as a Resident Superior Court Judge for the First Judicial Division, presiding over civil and criminal courts in 46 counties.In February 2001, then Gov. Mike Easley (D) appointed Butterfield as an associate justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Butterfield authored opinions on such issues as the application of capital punishment, judicial sentencing procedures and eminent domain.Butterfield lost his election bid to the court in November 2002, and he resumed his judicial career as a Superior Court trial judge.Butterfield will have to work with a strongly partisan Republican House of Representatives and President Obama, who is in the last two years of his term. Nevertheless, he feels there are opportunities for the CBC.“The new Congress provides a fresh start to address the issues that are important to all of us,” Butterfield said. “Members of the CBC come from every region of the country. While we each have our own priorities, we speak with a singular, powerful voice in our fight to deliver on the expectations of Americans—to have a government that works for all of us.”In addition to Butterfield, Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) was elected as first vice chair, Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) as second vice chair, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) as secretary and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) as whip. Butterfield and the elected officers will lead 45 CBC members, the largest number in the organization’s history.Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) was elected as co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), a former CBC Chair, was elected whip and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) got the nod for vice chair and liaison to the CBC. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a former CBC Chair, was re-elected as the House Democratic Caucus Assistant Democratic Leader.