ILOILO City – Charged with two counts of rape, a man was caught in Barangay Talibong, Zarraga, Iloilo. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Elijo Sharon Herrera-Bellones of the Regional Trial Court Brach 27. Sufisencia – resident of the village – was arrested on June 30, the police added. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Zarraga municipal police station./PN No bail bond was recommended for the temporary liberty of Randy Sufisencia, 41, police said.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has his own way of doing things and more often than not, they come off perfectly in his favour. Dhoni’s calm persona on the field and ability to soak in pressure without making any fuss, has earned him the title of ‘Captain Cool’.He is seen to be animated or shouting as well. Who can forget the Manish Pandey incident in South Africa, when MS screamed at Pandey for not paying attention to his partner’s call or the odd times when the fielders are off their mark. But, most of the times, his remarks are cheeky and will make people laugh on the field…ask people, who have heard Dhoni’s stump-mike recordings on the internet. However, they are equally effective and get the job done.Cricket is a sport where tensions sore and people sledge to distract their opponents. At times, it goes out of hand and very personal. But, MSD feels that one should never use cuss words regarding mothers and sisters on the cricket field and believes that abusing the family members of the players will not affect the person in question and it goes to waste.”‘Goli maarta hai apne style mein (He shoots in his own style.) He says the problem is if I allow my boys to give maa-behen ki gaali (swear words involving someone’s mother or sister); it’s they and not the one being subjected to it who’ll feel the pinch of what they’ve done for the rest of the day’. He doesn’t believe in overt displays of aggression. He believes that if you want to hurt them, do it in your style, not in their way. If they believe in swearing, you don’t need to do it,” Bharat Sundaresan wrote in his book The Dhoni Touch.advertisementWhen MS Dhoni asked his men not to publicly celebrate ODI win vs AustraliaThat was and has been Dhoni’s way of dealing with sledging on the field since he became captain in 2007.”Incidentally, seven years and two tours later, Dhoni hadn’t changed his opinion on the matter. In the 2014-15 Test series in Australia, which was riddled with incidents of players like Virat Kohli, David Warner and Brad Haddin being at each other’s throats, Dhoni spoke about how he never held his players back from a confrontation, but only asked them never to get personal. It’d been his opinion throughout. Dhoni wasn’t just good at defusing tetchy situations with the opposing team. He could, at times, put his own teammates at ease in a tense scenario,” Sundaresan added in his book that decodes one of the finest minds of Indian cricket.Sundaresan also gives an insight into the tumultuous times of Indian cricket with Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the centre of it in 2013. The spot-fixing saga was happening and CSK’s owners were in the thick of things regarding the issues. Chennai were in the final and playing Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens.MS Dhoni struggling at the moment, India too top-heavy: Sourav GangulyWith all the off-field activity, the CSK players had no idea about what to do and were waiting for a pep-talk from their inspirational captain…but, that never came. Instead, came the most unlikeliest of advices ahead of a high-octane final. MS Dhoni believes that abusing the family members of the players will not affect the person in question (Reuters Photo)”Take the 2013 IPL final. Chennai Super Kings had been in the trenches. The spot-fixing saga was at its peak and throwing up names and scandals on a daily basis. Their team principal, who was later described as a ‘cricket enthusiast’, was out on bail. The team was under the pump. The players had been in a lockdown at the hotel. As the CSK players prepared for the customary huddle near the boundary ropes, Dhoni sensed the tension around him. Vexed faces, local and foreign, all waiting for their captain to speak magic words of inspiration and motivation. Dhoni stuck to his straight-faced approach. He said, ‘Boys, we are second on the IPL Fair Play Award rankings. I want us to do everything we can to finish on top of that list. Good luck.’ And he was off. Later, he told a teammate that it was his way of breaking the tension,” wrote Sundaresan.Dhoni has always stood apart from the rest. His ways, his thought process and his actions have made sense to few and baffled most but when it comes to making an impact, very few in the history of the game has managed to make the same amount of it or outshine the man from Ranchi.advertisementAnd, as he comes to the twilight of his career, it continues to be so.
The administration has authorised the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to publish all the documentation related to the just approved US$958 million four-year Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, who made the disclosure in Gordon House on Wednesday, May 1, as he closed the 2013/14 Budget Debate, said that this is in order to prevent the circulation of “misinformation” about the arrangement. The Minister also tabled a Ministry Paper entitled: ‘Request for an Extended Fund Facility: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies; and Technical Memorandum of Understanding.’ “The laying of this paper marks the culmination of an extremely challenging process and I want to take this opportunity to recognize the contribution of the staff in the departments and agencies which underpins the work of the Ministry,” he said. The Finance Minister recognised the contribution of the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter; the Financial Secretary, Devon Rowe; and the Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock, along with the members of his advisory group, the Hon. Shirley Tyndall, and Dennis Morrison “for their role in bringing the IMF negotiations to successful conclusion.” “I would also like to thank the Prime Minister and the members of the Cabinet – who …stood together with me through the toughest decisions – this truly was “team work in action,” he stated. By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporter
Melky Jean’s Carma Foundation will hold its annual Geminis Give Back event on Sunday, June 22.Among the special guests expected at the event are Mona Scott-Young, actor Marc John Jefferies, former NY Knicks John Starks, 103.5 The Beat’s K. Foxx, NY Jets Donald Strickland, musical sensation Wyclef Jean, comedian Von Decarlo of Centric TV’s According to Him + Her and cast, ThisIs50.com’s Young Jack Thriller, comedians Dane Cook and Rip Michaels, Vinnie and KaGee of Naughty by Nature, & Miguel Nunez.Celebrity friends and lovers of everything Carma will come out to enjoy an evening of light hors d’oeuvres by Haiti’s own Chef Lucman Pierre, mingling, and entertainment. The venue is The Griffin, 50 Gansevoort Street, Manhattan, NY 10014.The Carma Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Melky Jean. The mission of Carma is to measurably improve the health of poor and vulnerable women and children in the Caribbean and Inner Cities of the United States.Carma has built its legacy and reputation on solid initiatives and successful projects since its inception in 2007. After the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Carma was one of the first foundations already on the ground and ready to address the needs of the people. Carma’s shoe program has distributed over 70,000 pairs of Crocs shoes and hundreds of donated shoes. From the reconstruction and development of an orphanage/child care center to beauty makeovers, scholarship programs and community outreach programs, the Carma Foundation has remained steadfast in its efforts to restore and give back. Melky Jean’s unyielding commitment and love for her homeland, has inspired an annual tradition; The Geminis Give Back Event, where she dedicates her birthdays to holding fundraisers where in lieu of receiving gifts, donations are made to the Carma Foundation benefiting Haiti. Geminis Give Back is always a highly anticipated event which has garnered the support of various celebrities such as Patti LaBelle, Vivica Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Anderson Cooper, John Legend, Hip Hop Artist Trina, Wyclef Jean, John Starks, 2010’s Miss America Rhima Fakih, Mike Williams from the HBO’s Wire, Al B Sure, VH1’s Basketball Wife Royce Reed, and the Carma Foundation’s own ambassador Hot 97’s Kay Foxx.Find out more here.
Last week, The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation handed out the 41st Annual Gracie Awards to a packed house at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.Gracies Host Marika Dominczyk (L), Lifetime Achievement Honoree Lynda Carter and Scott FoleyCredit/Copyright: Getty Images/Rachel MurrayFirst-time host Marika Domińczyk led the show like a veteran eliciting laughs from the audience and keeping them engaged. The Gracie Awards were presented to honorees which were previously announced on March 21, 2016 (view full list of honorees here) in recognition of their successes in the media industry.The ceremony, led by executive producer Vicangelo Bulluck and featuring a production team with a female director, female assistant director, female stage manager and an all-female camera crew, hosted honorees like Lifetime Achievement Honoree Lynda Carter, Mindy Kaling, Allison Janney, Kathie Lee Gifford and more, while presenters and additional guests in attendance included Octavia Spencer, Scott Foley, Marilu Henner, Melissa Rivers, Maureen “Mo” Langan, Andrea Navedo, Danica McKellar, Lesley-Ann Brandt and more.Highlights from the show include: • Allison Janney, after being presented her award by Octavia Spencer for her work on Mom, gave a warm-hearted speech around her admiration of the Alliance for Women in Media for recognizing her work on a show that celebrates women, stating that “women who find that getting through all of the ups and downs of life, they find it easier to get through it leaning on each other. That’s what we do as women. That’s what we should do. It makes us stronger and more powerful.” • Mindy Kaling took a light-hearted approach on an issue very important: pay inequality. “For years and years, the role of a lead actress on a sitcom was to do two things: look amazing and make one-third of what my co male star makes.” She continued, “I want to be clear. I do always look amazing on the show, and no man on that show makes more money than me.” • 2016 Gracies Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter received nothing short of a standing ovation when she was presented with the top honor of the evening. She touched on trailblazing women she looked up to like Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and legendary stuntwoman Jeannie Epper, and expressed that the idea of her as a role model and “the fact that I may have inspired [young women] makes me happy.” • Kathie Lee Gifford gave an acceptance speech thanking the broad audience who has accepted and supported her. “I am so grateful that I found an audience that let me be me. That let me share my ups and downs. That their heart broke when my heart broke. And they laughed at my stupid jokes and they forgave me when I made mistakes. And I cannot tell you how deeply grateful I am.” She finished by dedicating her award to her late husband Frank Gifford pointing to the sky and announcing, “This is for you, honey. You made me laugh.” • Grammy Award-nominee Andra Day took to the stage for the unforgettable performance of the evening. Day brought the house down and the audience to their feet as she gave a flawless and empowering performance of her single Rise Up from her album “Cheers to the Fall.”