Mumbai: Karnataka Congress Minister DK Shivakumar on Wednesday reached the hotel in Mumbai, where rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs are staying, amid slogans of “Go back, Go back – Shivakumar go back”. The slogans were raised by supporters of one of the disgruntled JD(S) MLAs, Narayan Gowda. Speaking to reporters outside the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel where the dissident MLAs are staying, Shivakumar said: “I have booked a room here. My friends are staying here. There has been a small problem, we have to hold negotiations. We can’t go for a divorce immediately. There is no question of threatening, we love and respect each other.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Mumbai Police escorted Shivakumar away from the gates of the hotel. Security was tightened outside the hotel after the rebel MLAs wrote a letter to Mumbai Commissioner of Police on Tuesday seeking protection, stating: “We have heard Chief Minister and DK Shivakumar are going to storm the hotel, we feel threatened.” “We do not want to meet him (Shivakumar), kind request to help us in this matter and do not allow them to enter the hotel premises,” the letter added. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us Among the MLAs who have signed the letter are Shivram Hebbar, Pratap Gowda Patil, BC Patil, ST Somshekar, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Byrati Basavraj, Gopalaiyya, H Vishwanath, Narayan Gowda, and Mahesh Kumutali. The 13-month old Congress-JD(S) government slumped into crisis following the resignation of 11 MLAs from the membership of the state Assembly last week. Advertise With Us The state Assembly has 225 members, including one nominated MLA. The halfway mark in the 225-member Assembly is 113. The Congress-JD(S) coalition is making all efforts to protect its government which seems to have fallen short of a majority. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has also claimed that they will overcome the current crisis. All the ministers from the two parties have resigned paving way for the restructuring of the state Cabinet in a bid to accommodate the dissident MLAs. The Congress party has been constantly accusing the BJP of conspiring to topple Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka. However, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in his reply in Parliament, asserted that his party is committed to parliamentary democracy and has no relation with the developments in Karnataka.
St. Patrick’s Day, the booziest holiday of the year, is just around the corner—wait, don’t crack open that Guinness yet! It’s not until Monday, guys, relax. But while you’re getting your leprechaun costume dry-cleaned, we have a very important question for you. Broadway is full of fun and hilarious characters, and some of them know how to party (Mrs. Wormwood, we’re looking at you). We’ve assembled a few of our favorites we think it might be awesome to get a few drinks with. So we have to know—which one of these Broadway characters do you want to get obliterated with this St. Patrick’s Day? Grab your four leaf clover shot glass and cast your vote below! View Comments
The Grand Bassa County LFA Sub-Association has reorganized its an Under 14 football team, according to its chairman Jeremiah B. Johnson in an interview in Buchanan last Wednesday.Johnson said the U-14 players are being groomed to eventually graduate to play for the Grand Bassa County football team. He said team was selected recently when 12 community teams in Buchanan and its environs took part in a league at which time Sugar Cane Farm Community FC defeated Church Street Community FC in the finals.He advised the U -14 players to obtain academic education in order to exhibit good sportsmanship and be disciplined for the team’s development.He announced that they are expected to receive a delegation from the Kick For Christ of Monrovia this Saturday March 7.He therefore called on members of the team for their cooperation.In another development the Bassa Sports Association (BSA) presented some Ebola preventive materials, including buckets, a carton of Clorox and soap, among others.BSA President Arthur Jimmy said the items were donated by the Liberia National Olympic Committee, LNOC, through the offices of the County Education Officer (CEO).“Despite sporting activities, I am reminding you that the county is not yet Ebola free so you all must continue to adhere to the Ebola preventive measures instituted by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and its international partners,” Mr. Jimmy reiterated.He hoped the Ebola materials would be distributed to teams under the County LFA Sub-Association.Receiving the items, LFA Sub-Association Chairman Johnson thanked the BSA and the donor for the kind gesture, and promised that the Ebola items would be fairly distributed among the teams without discrimination.He added that the LFA Sub-Association would sure that the beneficiary teams adhere to the Ebola preventive measures.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk.Finau joins Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyk’s four wild-card selections. Finau has 11 top-10s this season, including three in majors.His appeal is that he makes a lot of birdies, which is critical in match play. He was paired with Furyk the first two days at the PGA Championship, and struggled in the opening round before he tied a championship record by making 10 birdies in the second round.“He has an unbelievable body of work this year,” Furyk said. “All those top-10 finishes, the play in big championships and the majors, and then his current form, a second, a fourth and an eighth in the playoffs. He checked a lot of boxes and made it impossible not to pick him.”Eight automatic qualifiers were set after the PGA Championship, so the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs was effectively an audition. Finau was runner-up (by four shots) in The Northern Trust, and then he tied for fourth at the Dell Technologies Championship.The Ryder Cup team includes three rookies (Finau, DeChambeau and Justin Thomas) and nine major champions (with 31 total major victories).The matches are Sept. 28-30 outside Paris. Associated Press Written by September 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Native Finau Named To Ryder Cup Tags: Golf/PGA/Ryder Cup/Tony Finau