Carberry hits ton on return after cancer treatment


Carberry hits ton on return after cancer treatment

Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 02 Apr, 2017, 10:23 PM

Michael Carberry received a standing ovation from the Ageas Bowl crowd © Getty

Hampshire opener Michael Carberry marked his return to cricket with a century against Cardiff MCCU at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday (April 2). The left-handed batsman, who has played six Tests for England, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour last July and missed the second half of last season.

Carberry, who returned to cricket after a successful treatment, was given a standing ovation by the crowd after he was dismissed by David O’Sullivan, but not before scoring a 121-ball 100. His innings helped Hampshire post 289 in the first innings, before reducing the opposition to 21 for 2 at Stumps on the opening day.

In an official statement last week, the left-hander had said, “I would like to thank my family, the club, the supporters and my team-mates worldwide for all the kind messages of support and love through another very tough time in my career and life.

“There is still a long way to go to being ‘recovered’ fully, but the outpouring of support from the cricket family has helped massively in getting me back playing and I’m looking forward to another great summer with Hampshire.

“In regards to the media, I would like to thank them for respecting my privacy in dealing with my illness and I would like to ask for this to continue on my return.”

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A la UP, ‘anti-goonda’ cops patrol girls’ schools, colleges in Jagraon

Anti-goonda cops in action at Jagraon in Ludhiana on Thursday. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh) Anti-goonda cops in action at Jagraon in Ludhiana on Thursday. (Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

FOLLOWING IN the footsteps of the anti-Romeo squad of Uttar Pradesh, Ludhiana rural police have formed the anti-goonda staff to keep vigil outside girls’ colleges and schools in Jagraon. This team, constituted by Ludhiana (Rural) SSP, is making youths do sit-ups outside girls’ colleges and schools, making them pull their ears and make a promise to the girls that they would not stand in groups ever again.

Headed by sub-inspector Jaswinder Singh, the team patrols not only outside schools and colleges but also at bus stands, markets and roundabouts in Jagraon and wherever two or more youths are found standing in a group, they are asked to produce documents of their vehicles. Later, if they fail to explain why they were standing there, they are made to do at least 50 sit-ups and touch their ears.

Sub-inspector Jaswinder Singh, who is heading the team, said, “We have our own sixth sense to judge that boys standing at a spot are standing for some reason or just to create problems for the girls. Whenever we find some eve-teasers, they are made to do sit-ups so that they realise their mistake. They are let off with a warning only if the girl asks us to do so. We also give our numbers to the girls to contact us if the boys come again to harass them. Making them do sit-ups and touching ears is to make them feel ashamed.”

Asked why legal action is not taken against eve-teasers or FIR not registered, the SI said, “It all depends on the girls. If they ask us to take the boy to the police station, we do so. Otherwise, they are left with a first warning and sit-ups. They also say sorry to the girls and promise not to stand outside their school/college again.”

On how eve-teasers who are made to do sit-ups are identified, he said, “We check documents of their vehicles and if they are incomplete, it is one indication that they are antisocial elements. Then their purpose of standing there is inquired. If they get confused or fumble while answering, it means they were roaming unnecessarily just to harass the girls.” The SI added, “They are aawaragards. We can identify them at one glance. They have no other work than staring at the girls. We have also started patrolling bus stands and stops where girls board bus.” On Thursday, around 10 youths were made to do sit-ups on Baba Nand Singh Ji Marg of Jagraon by the anti-goonda staff.

Jagraon DSP Rachhpal Singh said, “This special team has been constituted by SSP sir and its motive is to make commuting easier for girls. We will register FIR against eve-teasers if a girl wants to.” Asked about sit-ups being given as punishment, he said, “It is just to make youths realise that what they did was wrong. But, I will get it checked under what circumstances it was done.”

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Standing committee meeting: PCMC administration not in favour, BJP seeks transparency

The election for the post of chairman of the PCMC standing committee is scheduled to be held on Friday. The election for the post of chairman of the PCMC standing committee is scheduled to be held on Friday.

EVEN AS the ruling BJP in Pimpri-Chinchwad is in favour of throwing open the civic standing committee meetings, the civic administration is not in favour of it although it won’t oppose the move. “We feel the proceedings of the standing committee should be confidential but if the ruling BJP intended to throw open the meetings, we have no problem with it,” Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Waghmare said on Thursday. The PCMC administration, however, said it was in favour of allowing cameramen inside the standing committee meeting hall. “We can even allow video recording…,” the civic chief.

Waghmare said some sort of confidentaility is necessary in the standing committee working. “Even during the state cabinet meetings, the media is barred,” the civic chief said. Waghmare, however, said it was up to the ruling party to take the call. “We have no issues if they want to throw open the meetings for the media,” he said. BJP general secretary Sarang Kamtekar said the BJP has been for years demanding that there should be transparency in the functioning of the standing committee meetings and therefore, wants to remove the veil of secrey in the way it functions. “No deal should be allowed to be struck in closed-door meetings. This is what happened during the NCP regime. The committee members had an eye on commissions and thereby approved contracts at their whims and fancies,” he said. The standing committee holds the keys to civic finances and it should be made accountable for every penny it sanctioned, he added.

The BJP is in favour of initially throwing open the standing committee meetings for media and later for the general public. “Since there is less space in the meeting hall, we intend to allow journalists initially. Once the standing committee hall is revamped, we would have more space and then can even allow the general public,” Kamtekar said. Kamtekar said journalists from only a few newspapers would be allowed. “We will allow select journalists from top newspapers…but are not in favour of allowing television channels who are prone to distorting quotes,” he said.

The election for the post of chairman of the PCMC standing committee is scheduled to be held on Friday. The BJP has nominated three-time corporator Seema Savle from Indrayani Nagar-Balajinagar for the post. In the 16-member standing committee, the BJP has 10 members which means Savle’s election is a certainity. Savle, who herself has been in the forefront of anti-corruption campaign in PCMC and one of the votaries of open-door standing committee meetings, is likely to make an announcement regarding throwing open the standing committee meetings for journalists and the media after her election is announced on Friday morning.

Civic activists said the onus is on Savle as she had aggressively taken up corruption issue during NCP regime. “She had exposed several corruption cases in PCMC. As standing committee chairperson, Savle will have to set an example in shunning anything that is even remotely corrupt and lead from the front,” said activist Deepak Vichare. For past 10 years or so, activists have been demanding that standing committee meetings should be thrown open for the media and the general public to do away with the secrecy that shrouds the working of the committee. However, the NCP that ruled PCMC for a decade refused to do so. Consequently, the committee couldn’t shrug off the tag of the “commission committee.” In fact, its members itself openly accused the committee of blatantly indulging in wrong practices.

Activist-turned-politician Maruti Bhapkar, one of the campaigners, had sent a petition earlier this month to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to keep his word of ensuring transparency in civic functioning.

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Nach Baliye 8: This couple gets a standing ovation in the very first episode

Nach Baliye 8: The first episode of the show impresses the judge squad — Sonakshi Sinha, Terence Lewis and Mohit Suri. Nach Baliye 8: The first episode of the show impresses the judge squad — Sonakshi Sinha, Terence Lewis and Mohit Suri.

Nach Baliye 8 is all set to bring to your drawing rooms the ‘romance vala dance’ from April 2. But before the celebrity couples paint the television screens red with their romantic dance performances, the makers of the show have released the promo videos of the dance show. In the recently released promo, we witness the Nach jodis taking up the rapid fire round and nailing it with their offbeat replies.

The television couples have their own versions of romance. While Shoaib Ibrahim expresses it in superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s style as he sings ‘Humka Ishq Hua hai yaaro’ from 1983 film Coolie, for comedian-actor Siddarth Jadhav romance, is his wife Trupti. Later when all the participants are questioned about who is the better dancer, Sanam Johar’s partner Abigail Pande finds herself the better one as she thinks she has taught Sanam everything he knows. Vivek Dhaiya neither finds himself nor his better half Divyanka Tripathi a good dancer as, he says, the other nine couples are better than him and Divyanka.

Watch the promo here to see who said what in the rapid fire round.

You will look forward to #NachBaliye8 even more after watching this video. @ms_dipika @divyanka_t @sanamjohar @siddharth23oct @vivekdahiya08 — STAR PLUS (@StarPlus) March 28, 2017

The other promo sees Sonakshi Sinha who is all set to judge the dance show in her all glamorous avatar. And, Sonakshi along with her judge squad — Terence Lewis and Mohit Suri — has also given the first standing ovation of the season in the very first episode of the show. Shoaib Ibrahim and Dipika Kakar are the ones who have won the heart of the judges with their first performance only.

Time to make way for the stunning @sonakshisinha as she gets ready to judge our 10 jodis on #NachBaliye8, Starts 2nd April, Sat-Sun at 8pm! — STAR PLUS (@StarPlus) March 28, 2017

Shoaib confirmed the news as he shared a picture of himself with his baliye, Dipika and choreographer, Yash Pandey on his Instagram account and captioned it, “All credit goes to u and ur team bhai. @yashpandya2013 @ajinkyakalokhe @bhargavrajput18 @rupalikantharia @shivanipatel17493. Let the season begin!!!.. Feels so good to be appreciated by your teacher, your guru @terence_here !!.. First standing ovation act of the season!!.. Thank u God!!.. #dancetime#dancelove#letsgo#nachbaliye8#teamworkmakesthedreamwork.”

Talking about the first episode of the show, the Noor actor told Pinkvilla, “We had a gala time on the first episode itself. I have always been excited about the show as my mom used to watch it closely. Getting the opportunity to judge now and watching the love and romance between the jodis is enthralling and interesting. I’m a complete romantic person at heart and I’m looking forward to having a rocking season of Nach. Let the power of Nach Begin!”

Watch other promos of the show here:

Sanaya & @itsmohitsehgal clearly believe, “When in doubt, Dance it out”. Watch them groove to their romance-wala dance moves on #NachBaliye8 — STAR PLUS (@StarPlus) March 28, 2017

#Ahmedabad, it’s a wrap! But the fever of romance-wala dance has just started catching up! #NachBaliye8, Starts 2nd April, Sat-Sun at 8pm! — STAR PLUS (@StarPlus) March 28, 2017

TV couples to participate in the 8th season of Nach Baliye include Sanaya Irani and Mohit Sehgal, Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya, Bharti Singh and Harsh Limbachiyaa, Pritam Singh and Amanjot, Dipika and Shoaib Ibrahim, Abigail Pandey and Sanam Johar, and Utkarsha Nair and Manoj Verma. Bobby Darling and Ramneek are also expected to join the show in its fifth week as wild card entry.

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