More Punjab ministers hit out at Sidhu over his jibe on Amarinder Singh

first_imgChandigarh, Dec 2 (PTI) More Punjab ministers Sunday condemned Navjot Singh Sidhu over his jibe at Amarinder Singh demanding he apologise to the chief minister and “learn how to respect elders”, even as the former cricketer’s wife said his statement was being twisted and taken out of context. On Saturday, three ministers — Rural Development and Panchayat minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Revenue and Rehabilitation minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi — had called for Sidhu’s resignation from the state cabinet.On Sunday, state’s Women and Child Development and Transport Minister Aruna Chaudhary said Sidhu’s remark was “unforunate” and “uncalled for”. “What Navjot Singh Sidhu said about Capt Amarinder Singh is unfortunate. Such things should not have been said by him,” she said. Amarinder Singh was in the Army and served as a captain during the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. Chaudhary said, “Capt Amarinder Singh is our undisputed leader. He is captain of the party in the state. He was chief ministerial candidate in the last assembly elections and under him the party returned to power with an overwhelming majority. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi is captain of entire Congress, no one is disputing this fact. But what Sidhu has said about captain sahib is unfortunate.”Two days back, Sidhu had mocked Amarinder Singh in Hyderabad when reporters asked him about going to Pakistan, to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kartarpur corridor, despite his disapproval.”Rahul Gandhi is my captain. It is he who sent me to Pakistan. Rahul Gandhi is the captain of the captain (Amarinder Singh) also,” Sidhu had then said.advertisement Minister of Forests Sadhu Singh Dharamsot Sunday demanded Sidhu apologise to the chief minister. He also reminded him he was not running a comedy show. Sidhu had been a part of a popular TV comedy show aired in India.”It seems Sidhu sahib has forgotten that he is a minister. He should know he is not running a comedy show here. He must learn how to respect the elders and seek an apology from the chief minister,” Dharamsot said.Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa continued his attack on Sunday saying Sidhu’s tone and the body language towards the chief minister was not appropriate and demanded he apologise.Bajwa, along with Revenue and Rehabilitation minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, had Saturday said if Sidhu didn’t consider Amarinder Singh his captain he should quit the chief minister’s team.On Sunday, Bajwa said, “Sidhu sahib has said that Capt Amarinder Singh is not his captain, he said that he is Army’s captain. The tone and body language used by Sidhu towards the chief minister is not appropriate. It shows disrespect towards the CM. If Sidhu doubts Capt Amarinder’s leadership, his ability, then it becomes his moral duty to resign.””The speed at which he is going may cause an accident,” he said of Sidhu. “I want to request Sidhu that he apologise to the chief minister and matter will end.”     Sources said the issue might come up during the state cabinet meeting on Monday.The row over the trip escalated in the state even as Sidhu backtracked on his claim that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was involved in his decision to attend the ceremony. “Get your facts right before you distort them, Rahul Gandhi Ji never asked me to go to Pakistan. The whole world knows I went to Pakistan on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s personal invite,” Sidhu had tweeted on Saturday.      Sidhu’s wife and former BJP MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Sunday said his heart is clean and his remarks was being twisted and taken out of context. “Navjot Sidhu’s heart is clean. He has not committed any mistake that he should resign. He has already said Capt sahib (Amarinder) is a father-figure to him. If outside Punjab, he said Rahul is the captain, what is wrong on that? He has not called (Narendra) Modi his captain. He is only calling Rahul his captain. And Capt Sahib’s (Amarinder’s) captain too is Rahul, isn’t it?,” asked Kaur. “Since Navjot and I joined the Congress, we always showed full respect towards Capt Sahib (Amarinder),” she said.      Meanwhile, the BJP too took potshots at Sidhu, dubbing him a “man of U-turns”.”When Sidhu was in the BJP, he hailed the contribution of Atal Behari Vajpayee, L K Advani, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley. He used to ridicule (former PM) Manmohan Singh by terming him ‘Mouni Baba’. He is a man of U-turns. It seems his lust for power would end with accepting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan as his Captain,” BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh said. “He should be sacked immediately.”advertisementUnion Minister and senior BJP leader from Punjab Vijay Sampla said Sidhu has “lost mental balance” and wants to remain in news with such remarks.The Kartarpur corridor will connect the shrine in Pakistan to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Gurdaspur and give visa-free access to Indian pilgrims.Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan had riled Amarinder Singh, who said he tried to dissuade Sidhu, following a grenade attack in Amritsar that left three people dead. PTI SUN VSD TIRTIRlast_img read more

Sandals Foundation Delivering Emergency Relief In Turks Caicos

first_imgVideo Playerhttp://magneticmediatv.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/WhatsApp-Video-2017-09-13-at-11.29.37-AM.mp400:0000:0001:03Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 13, 2017 – Providenciales – Responding to the utter devastation in Turks & Caicos as a result of Hurricane Irma, the Sandals Foundation began delivering emergency relief on Providenciales on Monday September 11. Sandals Foundation and the team from Beaches Turks & Caicos partnered with the Salvation Army and the Red Cross to deliver desperately needed food items to victims of one of the most powerful hurricanes in history.“Our priority is to give those in shelters immediate relief with perishable and non-perishable food items and water,” said Heidi Clarke, Executive Director of the Sandals Foundation, who flew into Turks & Caicos with a senior team to assess the damage this week. “So many people have lost everything; it is hard to imagine how devastated these islands are.”Clarke added that in coming days the Foundation will launch a drive to collect tinned food, diapers and baby formula through their group’s locations in Jamaica for the benefit of Turks & Caicos victims. This is in addition to an international online drive through the Foundation’s website (sandalsfoundation.org) to collect donations for ongoing disaster relief work.“We are doing multiple assessments in Turks to also look at long term projects that will need our assistance,” added Clarke. “We need to get kids back to school to provide some normalcy and stability again in their lives as well as to get these distressed communities back on their feet.”Clarke said the Foundation will be working with the Turks & Caicos Ministry of Education and the principals and staff of both the Clement Howell High School and Enid Capron School to assist in their rebuilding efforts as both schools have suffered extensive damage.Over the years, Sandals Foundation has been involved with multiple disaster first response relief programs and several redevelopment projects throughout the Caribbean including on the islands of Haiti, Bahamas, Dominica and St Lucia. After both earthquake and hurricane destruction in Haiti, Sandals Foundation supported various partners including Population Services with 205,000 Aqua Tabs; Global Orphan with clothing; the Salesian Missions with recovery kits for 400 families; and All Hands Volunteers with the recovery of six schools and health clinics. Other projects include: the restoration of the Cancer Society Centre, Senior Citizen Centre and St. Andrew’s Kirk Elderly Home in the Bahamas; the construction of a new Multipurpose Room at the Petite Savanne Primary School in Dominica; and the provision of school supplies to children in St Lucia. At Least 10 People Killed in Cuba from Hurricane Irma Hurricane Hit Territories Labelled “Too Wealthy” for British Aid Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Sandals Foundation Partners With The Salvation Army & Red Cross to Assist With Hurricane Relief Related Items:Beaches TCI, Hurricane Irma, The Sandals Foundationlast_img read more

Nemanja Matic makes surprise admission about United

first_imgManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has made a surprising admission about the team following their draw against Arsenal on Wednesday.Matic insists the United squad is currently low on confidence as they go through a poor season so far.Jose Mourinho’s United came back from a goal down on two separate occasions to earn a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.“Both teams attacked,” said Matic, according to Mirror Football.“It was a great game for the supporters but I thought we deserved a point.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Everyone knows the confidence is not high, but this is the fight that we have to show. Everyone is ready to play wherever the manager asks.”Meanwhile, United defender Chris Smalling said the players are well aware of their problems.“All of us know we are in a tough path of form and everyone is giving everything to help us through,” he said.“Everyone is digging in. We were on the front foot and pressing them because we know they like to play and I thought we were unlucky not to get the third goal.”last_img read more

Sen John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer after blood clot removal revealed

first_imgMelania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. pic.twitter.com/SO4XYgnyug— President Trump (@POTUS) July 20, 2017 Updated: 2:33 PM Karen & I are praying for @SenJohnMcCain. Cancer picked on the wrong guy. John McCain is a fighter & he’ll win this fight too. God bless!— Vice President Pence (@VP) July 20, 2017 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsARIZONA (KUSI) — Sen. John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer Wednesday after surgery to remove a blood clot last week revealed a tumor.According to John McCain’s website, a blood clot was found behind his left eye during a routine annual physical. On Friday, July 14, McCain underwent surgery at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix and surgeons successfully removed a 5-cm blood clot. Following the surgery, a tissue pathology test revealed a primary brain tumor was associated with the blood clot.In a statement late Wednesday, doctors reveal that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. According to the American Brain Cancer Association, glioblastoma is an extremely aggressive form of cancer that affects tissue in the brain and the spinal cord.The statement said the 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.“Senator McCain received excellent treatment at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix and appreciates the tremendous professionalism and care by its doctors and staff. He is in good spirits and recovering comfortably at home with his family. On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week,” according to a statement from McCain’s office. McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, took to Twitter, saying the news of his illness has affected everyone in their family.”He is the toughest person I know. The cruelest enemy could not break him … so he is meeting this challenge as he has every other. Cancer may afflict him in many ways, but it will not make him surrender. Nothing ever has,” she wrote. Posted: July 19, 2017 , July 19, 2017 My thoughts are with John McCain and his family tonight. A true fighter and American hero.— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) July 20, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Statement regarding my father @SenJohnMcCain: pic.twitter.com/SMte9Hkwkq— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017 I love @SenJohnMcCain. Unbeatable, unbreakable. He’s Teddy Roosevelt’s “man in the arena” even when we’re on opposite sides. God bless. pic.twitter.com/0sBY4QynWp— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) July 20, 2017 McCain’s absence forced Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to delay action on new health care legislation, according to the Associated Press.”John McCain is a hero to our Conference and a hero to our country. He has never shied from a fight and I know that he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life. The entire Senate family’s prayers are with John, Cindy and his family, his staff, and the people of Arizona he represents so well,” McConnell wrote in a statement. McCain took to Twitter, thanking everyone for the support. [email protected]’s patriotism and courage are vital to the nation. With the fearful news tonight, Ann and I pray for his recovery.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 20, 2017 Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer after blood clot removal revealed tumor I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 20, 2017McCain was the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2008. A Navy pilot, he was shot down over Vietnam and held as a prisoner for 5 ½ years.Reaction on social medialast_img read more