Pakistan start strong against West Indies in first day-night Test

Pakistan start strong against West Indies in first day-night Test

Pakistan start strong against West Indies in first day-night Test

UBAI: 

Pakistan were 81-0 at tea on the opening day of the first day-night Test against West Indies in Dubai on Thursday.

Openers Azhar Ali (38) and Sami Aslam (37) were unbeaten at the break after Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat in the second ever day-night Test, played with a pink ball instead of the traditional red at Dubai stadium.

 

Turning up for the Tests, a big test!

Pakistan, who are playing their 400th Test, handed Test caps to batsman Babar Azam and left-arm spinning allrounder Mohammad Nawaz.

West Indies, routed 3-0 in both the preceding T20I and ODI series, included three seamers and two spinners in the side.

History in making: Dubai to host Asia’s first day-night Test

The remaining two Tests will be played in Abu Dhabi (October 21-25) and Sharjah (October30-November 3)

Teams:

Pakistan:

Misbahul Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan

West Indies:

Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Marlon Samuels, Jermaine Blackwood, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Leon Johnson

Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)

Tv umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)

Match referee: Jeff Corwe (NZL)

source The Express Tribune news

Messi back in Barcelona training

Messi back in Barcelona training

BARCELONA: 

Global superstar Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Wednesday following three weeks out with a groin injury.

France international defender Samuel Umtiti also returned to training according to a statement on the Catalan giants’ website.

“Both Leo Messi and Samuel Umtiti, despite neither yet being declared fit for selection as they battle to recover from injury, were able to join the rest of the team for the workout,” said the statement accompanied by a photo showing Argentine Messi at training.

The statement also said the likes of Spanish internationals Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets had returned following the international break. Pique was in the photo alongside Messi and Brazil’s Neymar.

‘Football the loser’ as Messi out for three weeks

Messi, 29, tore a muscle in his groin during the 1-1 draw at home to La Liga title rivals Atletico Madrid on September 21. Umtiti, 22, had strained a ligament in his knee the day before in training.

The returnees provided a welcome boost for Barca who saw Spanish full-back Sergi Roberto and back-up goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands return from international duty injured.

Another full-back, Jordi Alba and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic are also out.

Barca host Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday before Manchester City visit the Camp Nou next week for a crucial Champions League tie, with the Premier League outfit’s Catalan coach Pep Guardiola returning to the club he led to two European titles during a glorious four-year spell.

Neymar takes on Messi in trichological warfare

Barca have had an inconsistent start to the season, thrashing the likes of Real Betis (6-2), Celtic (7-0) and Sporting Gijon (5-0) but losing 2-1 at home to Alaves and falling 4-3 at Celta Vigo.

They currently sit fourth in La Liga, although only two points behind leaders Atletico.

They top their Champions League group after winning their opening two games against Celtic and Borussia Monchengladbach (2-1).

source The Express Tribune news

Child finds 'sliced finger tip' in Japanese noodles

Child finds ‘sliced finger tip’ in Japanese noodles

Child finds ‘sliced finger tip’ in Japanese noodles

TOKYO: 

A child who was tucking into noodles at a popular Japanese restaurant found some extra topping in the bowl —  the tip of a sliced finger, a health official said Thursday.

A female customer complained to staff when her child made the gruesome finding at a “ramen” noodle outlet run by Kourakuen Holdings in the central Japanese city of Shizuoka last month.

Off to Japan: Embassy hosts send off

It turned out to be a piece of “nail with thick skin”, according to Masashi Goto, a local official in charge of inspecting food hygiene.

“We were able to understand it was part of a finger,” he told AFP on the phone, adding that the tip was about one centimetre (0.4 inch) wide and 7-8 millimetres long.

The shop’s operator has submitted a letter of apology to the health office and vowed to ensure that a similar incident does not happen again, he said.

When Japan’s PM dressed up as Super Mario

An official at Kourakuen Holdings, which operates a chain of “ramen” noodle restaurants in the country, said the incident occurred when a female kitchen worker accidentally cut her thumb while slicing a chunk of pork.

The company said it had apologised to the customer but added that what had slipped into the bowl was not a fingertip but only a “nail”.

Kourakuen operates more than 520 outlets in Japan.

12

German authorities under fire over bomb plot suspect suicide

German authorities under fire over bomb plot suspect suicide

DRESDEN: 

German authorities were under pressure Thursday to explain how a Syrian suspect detained over a bomb plot could have committed suicide in jail, seriously hampering investigations into the alleged planned attack.

The death in custody marks a second official “fiasco” after police commandos earlier botched the arrest of Jaber al-Bakr, sparking a nationwide weekend-long manhunt that only ended when the suspect’s compatriots captured and handed him in to officers.

The suspect was discovered last night hanged in his cell in the eastern city of Leipzig, reported Germany’s Bild daily and national news agency DPA.

“Jaber al-Bakr took his own life in the Leipzig prison hospital,” the government of the eastern, ex-communist state of Saxony said in a statement, without elaborating.

“I am incredibly shocked and in disbelief that this could have happened,” Bakr’s lawyer Alexander Huebner told Bild daily, which reported that the suspect hanged himself with his T-shirt.

Huebner said his client had been on hunger strike since his arrest on Monday, and had already “smashed lamps and manipulated power points.”

Germany bomb plot suspect found dead in cell: authorities

“But he was not under watch day and night, even though the suicide risk was known,” he said.

The death in custody showed a “complete loss of control by authorities” in Saxony, the conservative wing of the Social Democratic Party said in a statement.

Round the clock monitoring?

Green lawmaker Konstantin von Notz told Deutschlandfunk radio that a close look must be taken to identify who was responsible for what he branded a “fiasco”.

Debate has been raging over how militants — particularly those who suspected of plotting or having carried out attacks — should be monitored in custody.

In neighbouring France, Salah Abdeslam, the suspect believed to be the last surviving member of the terror squad that killed 130 people in Paris in November, is held in isolation and continuously monitored by special guards.

Authorities are anxious to prevent any attempts at jail break, but also suicide, as such suspects are believed to be sitting on a gold mine of information on jihadists’ modus operandi.

In Bakr’s case, guards were monitoring the suspect at hourly intervals and not round the clock, said Bild.

Deploring the incident, the Christian Democratic Union party’s legal expert Jan-Marco Luczak said: “The suspect could have given lots of valuable information about the activities or structure of the Islamic State group.

“In such a sensitive situation, the monitoring should have been air-tight,” he said, noting that given that Bakr was already on hunger strike, “a suicide attempt is not so far-fetched.”

Botched arrest bid

The death in custody was also a second embarrassment for authorities after a botched attempt at arresting Bakr.

Germany’s domestic security service had first alerted police last Friday that Bakr may be plotting a bomb attack, and police investigators have since said he was thought to have had links with the Islamic State group.

Early last Saturday, police closed in on his communist-era flat in the eastern city of Chemnitz, but he managed to slip away after they fired a warning shot, sparking a weekend-long nationwide manhunt.

He was finally turned in by three Syrian refugees who had overpowered and tied him up after realising that he was sought by police.

German police say arrested Syrian bomb plot suspect

Police officers monitoring Bakr were reportedly so conspicuous when watching him in his apartment in Chemnitz that the suspect’s neighbour noticed them too, Bild daily reported, adding that a police vehicle was also openly parked in front of the apartment block.

The explanation that officers were unable to outrun Bakr as they were wearing 35 kilos worth of protective gear, was also widely mocked.

Investigators subsequently discovered 1.5 kilos (over three pounds) of TATP, the homemade explosive that was used by IS jihadists in the Paris and Brussels attacks, in Bakr’s flat.

They said the explosives were “almost ready or even ready for use,” and that he was apparently preparing a “bomb, possibly in the form of a suicide vest”.

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen said his service had received information that Bakr “initially wanted to target trains in Germany before finally deciding on one of Berlin’s airports”.

The service reportedly believes the attack may have been only days away.

source The Express Tribune news

Thai King Bhumibol, world’s longest-reigning monarch, dies

Thai King Bhumibol, world’s longest-reigning monarch, dies

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, died in hospital the palace announced on Thursday.

“At 15:52 (0852 GMT) he died at Siriraj Hospital peacefully,” the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement. The palace however did not give a reason for the king’s death.

Ailing Thai king treated for ‘severe infection’

Bhumibol, 88, was the world’s longest serving monarch, beloved by his people and portrayed by the palace as a guiding light through decades of political turmoil, coups and violent unrest. But he had not been seen in public for nearly a year as he battled a series of ailments in a Bangkok hospital.

Doctors had placed the ailing monarch on a ventilator last week, the palace had said Sunday, adding that the king’s health was “not stable”. Further, they said he was battling kidney problems.

Over the last two years the King had also been treated for bacterial infections, breathing difficulties, heart problems and hydrocephalus — a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid often referred to as “water on the brain”.

Ailing Thai king’s health ‘not stable’

Early on Thursday, around 150 people were holding prayers outside the hospital, many dressed in pink in the belief that the colour will bring the king good luck.

His son and apparent heir, the 63-year old Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, is expected to become Thailand’s new king.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

source The Express Tribune news

Pakistani footballer Shahlyla Baloch passes away in Karachi car accident

Pakistani footballer Shahlyla Baloch passes away in Karachi car accident

KARACHI: 

Pakistan striker Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch passed away in a car accident late on Wednesday night in Karachi.Baloch was sitting in the passenger seat when the accident occurred in Karachi’s DHA Phase VIII area, her family confirmed to The Express Tribune. 

“It is true that she passed away,” a family member said.

The family member further added that “she was travelling in the passenger seat, and the car slid.”

source The Express Tribune news

Pakistan: 150 Sunni Muslim clerics demand death for Christian woman Asia Bibi

Pakistan: 150 Sunni Muslim clerics demand death for Christian woman Asia Bibi

The religious decree warned government of Pakistan that if Asia Bibi was sent abroad with any conspiracy then administration will face consequences.

Lahore: As hearing date of appeal of Asia Bibi against death sentence on blasphemy charges in Supreme Court of Pakistan Lahore Bench is approaching the radical Muslim groups have also lined up for showdown to put pressure on Judges of SCP to uphold death sentence for her issued by District and Session Judge Sheikhupura, a lower court carrying jurisdiction of police station in which FIR was lodged under section 295 C PPP.

Today about 150 top Muslim Clerics (Muftis) issued a religious decree and demanded from Government to hang Asia bibi and all other prisoners of blasphemy laws and also demanded speedy trial of pending cases of blasphemy in Pakistani courts.

The religious decree warned the government of Pakistan that if Asia Bibi was sent abroad with any conspiracy then the administration will face consequences.

The Markaz Ahl-e-Sunnat Lahore which has issued signed Fatwa of 150 of Muslim Mullahas have warned Supreme Court of Pakistan to hear appeal of Asia Bibi because Islamic teaching has judgment of hanging or beheading of blasphemers and Asia Bibi deserves death.

They also issued the decree of the killing of those who rescued blasphemy accused and assisted or trying to rescue blasphemers.

Read original post here: Pakistan: 150 Sunni Muslim clerics demand death for Christian woman Asia Bibi

This content-post is archived for backup and to keep archived records of any news Islam Ahmadiyya. The views expressed by the author and source of this news archive do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of iRabwah. iRabwah is not an organ of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, nor in any way associated with any of the community’s official websites.

USA: Ahmadiyya Imam to speak at Calvary Episcopal's 'Common Ground' series

USA: Ahmadiyya Imam to speak at Calvary Episcopal’s ‘Common Ground’ series

USA: Ahmadiyya Imam to speak at Calvary Episcopal’s ‘Common Ground’ series

Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., will host the second in its “Common Ground” lecture series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.

The speaker will be Imam Hamid Nasir Malik, northeast regional missionary for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He serves as the missionary and imam for the local region, encompassing chapters from Buffalo and Rochester to Boston and Connecticut.

According to a press release from church officials, Imam Hamid will speak on the common ground shared by Islam and Christianity, the teachings on peace offered by Islam, and the ways that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community seeks to overcome the challenges of a divided culture.

The press release said the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast-growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is established in more than 200 countries, and the American Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in 1921, the first formal American-Muslim organization and the largest united behind a single worldwide leader, the Khalifa of Islam.

The release further stated that its journal, “The Muslim Sunrise,” is among the earliest and longest-running American-Muslim periodicals. The community’s distinction from other Muslims is that they believe that the long-awaited messiah and reformer predicted to come for the revival of Islam and correction of Muslims has already come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmed of Qadian.

Their purpose is to convey the belief in the one peace-loving God and to revive the faith of Islam in the light of the conduct of Prophet Mohammad, who extended peace and security to all, including Muslims and non-Muslims, the release said.

Imam Hamid Nasir Malik is a graduate of the Ahmadiyya Institute of Islamic Studies and Theology, an Islamic seminary and educational institute solely dedicated to the peaceful cause of Islam in North America. According to the press release, he is an advocate for inter-religious dialogue as a means of promoting peace. The release also stated that the motto by which Imam Hamid and the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community live is: “Love for all; hatred for none.”

Church officials said the goal of Calvary’s Common Ground lecture series is to explore the “common ground” of values shared beyond different religions’ political, social, and religious differences.

“We want to step outside the political sphere to restore our sense of purpose as a community,” said the Rev. Judith Lee, interim rector at Calvary.

The evening will begin with informal conversation with desserts at 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations and discussion at 7 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m.

The final lecture in the series, to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, is “Common Ground: A Refugee’s Experience,” with two speakers sharing the common ground of the local multicultural refugee community.

Read original post here: USA: Ahmadiyya Imam to speak at Calvary Episcopal’s ‘Common Ground’ series

This content-post is archived for backup and to keep archived records of any news Islam Ahmadiyya. The views expressed by the author and source of this news archive do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of iRabwah. iRabwah is not an organ of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, nor in any way associated with any of the community’s official websites.

Canada: Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community inaugurates Baitul Afiyat Mosque in Scarborough

Canada: Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community inaugurates Baitul Afiyat Mosque in Scarborough

Canada: Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community inaugurates Baitul Afiyat Mosque in Scarborough

Lajna Imaillah contributed $1 million to this project

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 11 October 2016, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Baitul Afiyat Mosque (House of Peace and Security) in Scarborough, Ontario Province, Canada.

His Holiness arrived at the new Mosque at 1.30pm where hundreds of members of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim Community greeted him.

Upon arrival, His Holiness unveiled a plaque to commemorate the event before leading a silent prayer in thanks to God Almighty.

Thereafter, His Holiness inaugurated the Mosque by leading the Zuhr and Asr prayers.

Following the prayers, His Holiness met local Ahmadi Muslims and distributed sweets to children.

Whilst speaking to Ahmadi Muslims in the Mosque, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“It is not just enough to build this Mosque and to remain satisfied. Rather, now it is your duty to ensure that this Mosque remains full at all times.”

The Baitul Afiyat Mosque was purchased in 2008 and over the next few years it was re-developed into a Mosque.

A special distinction of this Mosque was that the vast majority of the cost was funded by Lajna Imaillah Canada (Ahmadiyya Ladies Auxiliary Organisation).

In total, Lajna Imaillah contributed one million dollars to this project, whilst the rest of the cost was paid by local Ahmadi Muslims.

— Canada: Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community inaugurates Baitul Afiyat Mosque in Scarborough

This content-post is archived for backup and to keep archived records of any news Islam Ahmadiyya. The views expressed by the author and source of this news archive do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of iRabwah. iRabwah is not an organ of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, nor in any way associated with any of the community’s official websites.

UK: Ahmadi Muslim women baking cakes for Macmillan Cancer fundraiser

UK: Ahmadi Muslim women baking cakes for Macmillan Cancer fundraiser

UK: Ahmadi Muslim women baking cakes for Macmillan Cancer fundraiser

“I am proud that our ladies are more than keen to volunteer their time, effort and money and have come together for a good cause.”

Ladies from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association in Luton raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan at a coffee morning on Sunday.

Over 30 women volunteered to bake and sell cakes at The Mall, raising £597.30 for the charity that supports people who have cancer.

Huma Qadeer, the president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association in Luton, said: “Whenever any person is suffering or faces difficulty, we feel their pain and agony and this is something Islam teaches us.

“It was the Holy Prophet who counselled that we should put our own pain to one side in an effort to alleviate the suffering of all mankind.

“Also, it is important for us to be an integral part of society and contribute and this is why we are here today.

“I am proud that our ladies are more than keen to volunteer their time, effort and money and have come together for a good cause.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community stands for education, integration and interfaith peace.

The coffee morning was part of a nationwide campaign by the association to contribute to the country in different ways. This includes blood drives, charity walks and interfaith meetings.

Read original post here: UK: Ahmadi Muslim women baking cakes for Macmillan Cancer fundraiser

This content-post is archived for backup and to keep archived records of any news Islam Ahmadiyya. The views expressed by the author and source of this news archive do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of iRabwah. iRabwah is not an organ of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, nor in any way associated with any of the community’s official websites.