Suspended for doping, Prithvi Shaw gets support from Manoj TiwaryIndian Test opener Prithvi Shaw has been suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) till November 15, 2019, for a doping violation.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 31, 2019UPDATED: July 31, 2019 11:50 IST Prithvi Shaw was handed a back-dated eight-month suspension for a doping violation by the BCCI. (@BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPrithvi Shaw was handed a back-dated eight-month suspension for a doping violation by the Board of Control for Cricket in IndiaPrithvi Shaw though said he inadvertently consumed the drug when he had used an over-the-counter-cough syrupManoj Tiwary expressed confidence that Prithvi Shaw would be able to comeback stronger from the doping suspensionIndia batsman Manoj Tiwary has sympathised with young opener Prithvi Shaw after the India cricketer was handed a back-dated eight-month suspension for a doping violation by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.Prithvi Shaw’s urine sample, the BCCI said, was found to contain Terbutaline which a substance that is on the WADA Prohibited List of Substances. The sample was collected during BCCI’s anti-doping testing program at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match on February 22.Prithvi Shaw though said he inadvertently consumed the drug when he had used an over-the-counter-cough syrup. Shaw released a statement later on Tuesday saying he accepted the punishment and hoped this example would deter other athletes from neglecting protocol when it came to taking medicines.Manoj Tiwary expressed confidence that Prithvi Shaw would be able to comeback stronger from the doping suspension.Manoj Tiwary came out in support of the former U-19 World Cup-winning skipper. Tiwary said that such mistakes are bound to happen when it comes to sports-related substances. Tiwary also applauded Shaw for coming out in the open and accepting his mistake.”Gud that u hav come up wit dis. Mistakes does happen and specially wen it’s sports related substances. I’m sure u will come back more focused and stronger. Best wishes always (sic),” Manoj Tiwary said.Gud that u hav come up wit dis. Mistakes does happen and specially wen it’s sports related substances. I’m sure u will come back more focused and stronger. Best wishes alwaysadvertisement MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 30, 2019Shaw last played for India in a test match against West Indies in October last year and has not been picked in the squad for their tour of the Caribbean next month.However, Shaw will be allowed to resume training with his state team after midnight on Sept. 15.Also Read | I accept my fate with all sincerity: Prithvi Shaw responds to BCCI doping suspensionAlso Read | Prithvi Shaw suspended by BCCI until November 15 for doping violationAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Prithvi ShahFollow Manoj Tiwary
Less than a year after it was created, a group looking to raise Tim Hortons franchisees’ concerns over the chain’s management has recruited half of all of Tim Hortons Canadian franchisees into its ranks.The Great White North Franchisee Association president David Hughes said in a letter sent to all franchisees that half of the chain’s franchisees have shown they support the significant issues the group publicizes.The association incorporated in March to raise franchisee concerns, including the use of advertising funds and cost-cutting measures that it says impact quality.Hughes said the GWNFA has decided to defer fee payments over a six-month period to give struggling store owners the chance to join, noting that many do so anonymously.The president encouraged franchisees to join the growing group, and said the association hopes to hold elections for a new board of directors in January 2018.The GWNFA and parent company Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR) have been at odds since its formation, and have initiated legal actions against each other.The GWNFA filed a $500-million lawsuit in June alleging RBI improperly used money from a national advertising fund. The allegations have not been proven in court and RBI has said it vehemently disagrees with and denies the allegations.In September, RBI subsidiary TDL Group Corp. served default notices to the association’s board members, including Hughes. The company accused them of providing confidential information to Tim Hortons former CEO Don Schroeder, who then allegedly gave it to a Canadian newspaper. Schroeder and the GWNFA have denied these claims.The association then filed a lawsuit alleging RBI, its subsidiary and several executives continually subvert their right to associate. None of the claims have been proven in court and Tim Hortons has called the lawsuit unfounded.Hughes told franchisees in the letter that the association’s efforts have helped bring about significant changes.“But we still have many issues still to tackle in order to bring profitability and sustainability to each of you.”
The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide to UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon, Adama Dieng, says Sri Lanka is at an important stage in its post war recovery.He told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, during the ongoing 31st session, that Sri Lanka has a chance to make things right by investing in reconciliation and an impartial accountability process that would restore confidence and reduce the risk of recurrence of the past violence. He told a daily briefing at the UN Headquarters in New York that the UN is trying to encourage an effort to get to the bottom of what happened in the end of the conflict. “Well, you’ll have seen what we’ve been saying about the [Maithripala] Sirisena Government and its efforts to investigate. We’re trying to encourage an effort to get to the bottom of what happened in the end of the conflict with the Tamils. And we want to make sure that there’s an actual good‑faith effort by the Government of Sri Lanka to do that, and we’ll keep pressing on that,” he said.Adama Dieng, meanwhile, told the UN Human Rights Council that the increasing and alarming disregard for international human rights and humanitarian law in many situations of conflict around the world was making atrocity crimes a systematic occurrence rather than an exception. Meanwhile, UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said that the UN wants to make sure that there is an actual good‑faith effort by the Government of Sri Lanka when investigating incidents related to the war. “The international community had betrayed the high expectations generated by the adoption of the Geneva Conventions in 1949. I feel that human life has lost its value,” he said, adding that the international community was struggling to find ways to hold armed non-State actors accountable.He also reviewed situations around the world of extreme violence against civilians, noting that in Afghanistan and Yemen, medical facilities had been targeted, and in the Central African Republic, children had been targeted because of their religion or community affiliation, shot or hacked to death with machetes, and raped, at times even by United Nations peacekeepers. (Colombo Gazette)
Signing a Letter of Intent, on Wednesday, Alison Smale, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, said that the understanding will enable the two bodies to focus not only the accomplishments of the athletes, but also on how the event is managed, in innovative and responsible ways. Tokyo 2020 Chief Executive, Toshiro Muto signed on behalf of the organizers.“This is a great opportunity to leverage our platforms to begin conversations about the contributions of Tokyo 2020 to the implementation of SDGs and the power of the Olympic Games to promote peace and development worldwide,” she highlighted.The UN and organizers of Tokyo 2020 will work together to increase public awareness of the mutually beneficial links between the SDGs, sport and sporting events in Japan and in other countries, as well as focus on tangible efforts for specific Goals.