Auckland: Legendary New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe passed away here on Thursday after fighting a long battle with cancer.The 53-year-old was diagnosed in September 2014 with terminal Lymphoma. Crowe is survived by wife Lorraine Downes, daughter Emma and step-children Hilton and Jasmine. His funeral will be held on March 11 at Holy Trinity Cathedral here, stuff.co.nz reported.
The right-handed batsman played 77 Tests and 143 One-Day Internationals (ODI) for New Zealand. He scored 5,444 runs in Tests at an average of 45.36, including 17 centuries and 18 half-centuries with a top-score was 299. Crowe\\\'s ODI runs totalled 4,704 at an average of 38.55 with four centuries and 34 half-centuries and a best score of 107 not out.Crowe also had a spell with English county side Somerset between 1984 and 1988, scoring 19,608 runs. He retired in 1996 with a knee injury and went on to become a television commentator and author.
Black Caps captain Kane Williamson said Crowe always had a positive message for the team.Speaking at Auckland Airport on Thursday before the Black Caps flew to Dubai to prepare for the World Twenty20 in India, Williamson said Crowe\\\'s death was a shock and the team\\\'s thoughts were with the Crowe family.\\\"I did have little bits to do with Martin and he was always really positive and had some really nice messages to share and I certainly appreciated that from a legend of the game,\\\" Williamson said.
Trump Doesn’t Know Much About Foreign Policy World
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that Donald Trump’s recent comments that South Korea and Japan should acquire nuclear weapons show the leading Republican presidential candidate is not well informed on international relations.Trump told The New York Times in an interview published on Sunday that he would consider letting the countries build their own nuclear weapons, rather than having them count on U.S. protection against North Korea and China.
Obama has made no secret of his disdain for the billionaire businessman, and he continued that theme with his repudiation of Trump’s pronouncements.“What do the statements you mentioned tell us?” Obama told reporters at a news conference at the conclusion of a nuclear security summit. “They tell us that the person who made the statements doesn’t know much about foreign policy or nuclear policy or the Korean peninsula, or the world generally.”
Obama said Trump’s candidacy had come up as a topic with world leaders on the sidelines of the summit, and he lamented the state of the Republican race.“Even … those countries that are used to a carnival atmosphere in their own politics want sobriety and clarity when it comes to U.S. elections because they understand the president of the United States needs to know what’s going on around the world,” he said.
Obama took apart Trump’s positions point by point.The U.S. alliance with Japan and South Korea was one of the cornerstones of America’s presence in the Asia Pacific region and had underwritten peace and prosperity there, he said.The relationship had been a boon to U.S. commerce and influence in addition to preventing nuclear escalation and conflict, he added.
“You don’t mess with that. It is an investment that rests on the sacrifices that our men and women made back in World War II when they were fighting throughout the Pacific,” Obama said.“We don’t want somebody in the Oval Office who doesn’t recognize how important that is.”
Three students from Kerala were killed in a road accident
Sharjah: Three students from Kerala were killed in a road accident near Al-Madam in Sharjah on Friday night.The deceased have been identified as Ashmit (19) son of Ashraf, native of Nadapuram in Kozhikode, Shifam (19) son of Mustafa, native of Panoor in Kannur, and Mohamed Sunoon (19), a native of Feroke in Kozhikode.The incident happened when they were returning after visiting a friend\\\'s home in Al Madam. Two of their classmates who were also in the car have sustained injuries in the accident.
Tribunal bars Mallya from accessing $75 mn from Diageo deal
Bengaluru: In a major setback for liquor baron Vijay Mallya, the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) Monday barred him from accessing USD 75 million (Rs 515 crore) exit payment from Diageo till the loan default case with State Bank of India is settled.DRT, allowing SBI plea, restrained Diageo from disbursing the money for now and set March 28 as the next date of hearing.SBI had sought DRT\\\'s intervention in seeking the lenders\\\' first right on the USD 75-million payout from Diageo to Mallya as part of deal last month.Under the deal Mallya was to step down as chairman of India\\\'s top spirits company United Spirits Ltd in a settlement with its new owner, Britain\\\'s Diageo. Mallya was to settle down in London after the deal.
SBI had filed three other applications, including one seeking Mallya\\\'s arrest and impounding of his passport, it approached DRT seeking action against him for defaulting on loans.
DRT in its order restraining Diageo from disbursing USD 75 billion, said the amount has been attached pending disposal of original application.It directed Mallya and the companies concerned to disclose the details of the terminal agreement.The order came hours after Mallya said he was in talks with banks for a one-time settlement of debt that his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes.
In a statement late last night, he had also stated that he had no plans to run away from his creditors.
SBI, which leads the consortium of 17 banks that lent money to the grounded Kingfisher Airlines, had moved DRT against the airline\\\'s chairman Mallya in its bid to recover Rs 7,800 crore. SBI had an exposure of over Rs 1,600 crore to the now defunct airline. Since January 2012, the loan was not serviced.Other lenders include Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Federal Bank, Uco Bank and Dena Bank among others.
Last year, SBI declared Mallya as wilful defaulter while PNB had followed suit last month to declare him, his group holding company United Breweries Holdings and Kingfisher Airlines as wilful defaulters.
Diageo was to pay Mallya USD 40 million immediately and the balance in equal installments over the next five years.The deal also absolved Mallya of all liabilities over alleged financial lapses at the company founded by his family.
Exxon Mobil Reaches Agreement To Restart Crippled Torrance FCC
Exxon Mobil has reached an agreement with California state regulators to restart a gasoline unit at its Torrance refinery in Los Angeles that went out of service in February 2015 following an explosion.The agreement with California’s South Coast Air Quality Management Board will also require Exxon to pay $5 million in penalties for air pollution and violations that may occur during the unit startup.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായങ്ങള് താഴെ എഴുതാവുന്നതാണ്.
ദയവായി അവഹേളനപരവും വ്യക്തിപരമായ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങളും അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങളും ഒഴിവാക്കുക.
വായനക്കാരുടെ അഭിപ്രായ പ്രകടനങ്ങള്ക്കോ അധിക്ഷേപങ്ങള്ക്കോ അശ്ളീല പദപ്രയോഗങ്ങള്ക്കോ 24ന്യൂസ്ലൈവ്.കോം , അമ്മത്തൊട്ടിൽ.കോം ഉത്തരവാദിയായിരിക്കില്ല.