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Bahamian Basketball player for first draft pick

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 3rd 2017 – Nassau – Things are looking good for Bahamian Basketball player DeAndre Ayton, as he remains one of the top ranked prospects for the upcoming 2017-2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s basketball season.The National Basketball Association (NBA) recently released mock drafts, and each mock draft projected that Ayton will be chosen with one of the first three draft picks. The projection showed teams like the Phoenix Suns favoring Ayton.CBS Writer, Gary Parrish also wrote, “Ayton could become the first player since Anthony Davis in 2012 to win a national title and then be the no.1 pick in the NBA Draft. He’s a super-talented big who could become an NBA star if he ever learns to play at a high level consistently and avoid complacency.The 19-year-old who has had a successful season playing for Hillcrest Academy in Pheonix Arizona, shooting 46 percent from behind the three-point line, has big plans for his future. He says he wants to spend one year in college, in hopes of leading his Wildcats team to a national championship in that year. We wish him all the best from the 242.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Related Items:#DeAndreAyton, #magneticmedianews, basketball, sports Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI scholar making waves Buddy high on NBA best Rookie list TCI Haye-Smith runs Olympic standard timelast_img read more

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Pinaki Bhattacharya missing says father

first_imgPinaki BhattacharyaPinaki Bhattacharya, writer and managing director of a pharmaceutical company, remained “traceless” from the capital’s Gulshan since 6 August.He went missing after he came out of his office in Gulshan, said Pinaki’s father Shyamal Bhattacharya in a statement sent to media houses.Shyamal Bhattacharya, a Bagura-based teacher and cultural personality, also said in his statement, an official of a law enforcement agency phoned his son on 5 August afternoon and summoned him in his office.Pinaki, also a huuman rights activist, refused to go there and asked the official to come over his office but the official had called him again and insisted him to go to his office on 6 August. And since then, the family members could not contact him, he added.Pinaki’s father also said in the statement that Pinaki might have gone in hiding for his safety.The statement also claimed that some people claiming to be members of law enforcment agencies searched Pinaki’s house and office on 6 August without any specific allegations against him. Pinaki’s father expressed his concern over the safety of his son and sought prime minister sheikh Hasina’s intervention in this regard.last_img read more

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Mexican drug lord El Chapo begins life term in Colorado

first_imgRecaptured drug lord Joaquin `El Chapo` Guzman is escorted by soldiers at the hangar belonging to the office of the attorney general in Mexico City, Mexico on 8 January 2016. Photo: ReutersJoaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo,” entered a Colorado prison known as “the Alcatraz of the Rockies” on Friday to begin a life sentence after being found guilty of a raft of crimes including conspiracy to commit murder.Guzman was sentenced to life in prison, plus 30 years, on Wednesday in a federal court in the New York borough of Brooklyn. A jury convicted him of drug trafficking and engaging in multiple murder conspiracies as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of Mexico’s largest, most violent drug-trafficking organizations.”We can confirm that Joaquin Guzman is in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons at United States Penitentiary (USP) Administrative Maximum (ADX) Florence, located in Florence, Colorado,” the US Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.The high-security “Supermax” prison, 115 miles (185 km) south of Denver with about 375 inmates, has never had an escape since it opened in 1994.Guzman twice escaped maximum-security prisons in Mexico and was re-captured in 2016. He was extradited to the United States in 2017 to face US charges.Guzman, 62, joins a long list of notorious criminals who call the prison home. They include “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski on 11 September conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, Terry Nichols from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.The prison is nicknamed “Alcatraz of the Rockies” after the San Francisco prison whose inmates included the gangster Al Capone and convicted murderer Robert Franklin Stroud, known as the Birdman of Alcatraz.Like other prisoners, Guzman will likely be confined for around 23 hours a day to a solitary cell that has a narrow window about 42 inches (107 cm) high and angled upward so only the sky is visible.His cell is expected to have a television, providing him access to religious services and educational programs.Special restrictions are used to ensure that inmates cannot exert influence or make threats beyond prison walls. Prisoners cannot move around without being escorted. Head counts are done at least six times a day.Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday called it “inhumane” for Guzman to face life imprisonment under harsh conditions.last_img
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Two arms dealing rackets busted

first_imgKolkata: Two arms rackets were busted on Sunday night at Joynagar in South 24-Parganas and Berhampore. According to sources, police recently came to know about an illegal arms factory functioning somewhere in the Joynagar area. Working on the information, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Baruipur Police came to know that one Abdul Bari Mondal has been operating the factory at his residence at Batra village in Joynagar.On Sunday night, SOG members and police personnel from Joynagar police station raided the house and Mondal was caught red-handed. During search, sleuths recovered three finished firearms, several bullets and apparatus for manufacturing the firearms. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseApproximately a month ago, police had nabbed two persons and seized several firearms, along with bullets. It is suspected that Mondal is connected with a big arms dealing racket, which might be operated from Bihar. Seeing this, police have stepped up vigil across the district. Meanwhile, in another incident, SOG of Murshidabad Police recovered 140 rounds of bullet for 9 mm pistols and arrested three persons, including a woman. Sleuths came to know that the bullets were coming from Munger in Bihar and were about to be circulated within the Murshidabad district. It is suspected that a big racket has been operating behind the arms dealing. Sleuths are conducting a probe to trace those who are the prospective buyers of the bullets.last_img read more

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