Holders Apollon will face AEK in the Cyprus Cup final after the two-legged semi-finals wrapped up on Wednesday evening.AEK, who beat Apoel 2-0 in the first leg in Larnaca last week, overcame the champions again 2-1 in Nicosia to seal a 4-1 aggregate victory.Apollon, who have lifted the trophy for the past two seasons, already had one foot in the final after beating Pafos FC 4-0 in the first leg.The Limassol side were at it again on Wednesday, winning the second leg 4-1, going through to the showpiece 8-1 on aggregate.
Reminded by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that, in accordance with the ruling and consequential orders of the CCJ, the President and his Cabinet should have resigned, the National Assembly dissolved, and a date for General and Regional Elections announced, Caretaker President David Granger replied, “Your requests are being handled by the Attorney General in light of the constitution and the relevant rulings of the Caribbean Court of Justice.”This is simply another example of Granger resorting to what George Orwell, in his classic satire of the workings of a totalitarian society — the technique that was later dubbed “doublespeak” — described thusly: “Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words”; and one scholar elaborated: “What is really important in the world of doublespeak is the ability to lie, whether knowingly or unconsciously, and to get away with it; and the ability to use lies and choose and shape facts selectively, blocking out those that don’t fit an agenda or program.”The first thing to note in the doublespeak of Caretaker President Granger is that the Opposition Leader was not making a “request” of him; he was pointing out the need for his to follow the ruling of the highest court of the land on the consequences of a successful no-confidence motion, as adumbrated in Art 106 of the Constitution. It is worth quoting the Court in full, lest Granger be given the benefit of the doubt: that there was some ambiguity in the ruling that needed his Attorney General to “examine”.The Court itself felt compelled to specifically point out: “The judiciary interprets the Constitution. But, as we intimated in our earlier judgment, these particular provisions require no gloss on the part of the Court in order to render them intelligible and workable.” The word “gloss” in the legal sense means a note or commentary on a passage that is intended to explain or illustrate its meaning.” Even a cursory perusal of Art 106 (6) makes this clear: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence”. We note that the resignations are not made optional, but mandatory, since it is preceded by the imperative “shall” rather than “may”.The Court emphasised, “Their meaning is clear, and it is the responsibility of constitutional actors in Guyana to honour them.” But to belabour the directives of Art 106 (6) and (7), the Court took pains to explain:“Upon the passage of a vote of no confidence, the Article requires the resignation of the Cabinet, including the President”. The Article goes on to state, among other things, that “notwithstanding such resignation, the Government shall remain in office and that an election shall be held “within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine…”“The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has the responsibility to conduct that election, and GECOM, too, must abide by the provisions of the Constitution.”Caretaker President Granger is deploying doublespeak to cover his blatant disregard for the Constitution, as interpreted by the highest Court, which was simply gilding the lily. Rather than taking the right and moral path and prepare to face the electorate for their judgement on his administration, the caretaker President took refuge in the CCJ’s patent efforts not to embarrass him by assuming he would do so.There are some who have claimed there is an apparent contradiction between the resignation of the President and Cabinet (Art 106 (6)) and the Government continuing until elections in three months (Art 106 (7)), but the CCJ addressed this succinctly: “By convention, the government is expected to behave during this interim period as a caretaker, and so restrain the exercise of its legal authority.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 2:00 p.m. La Habra High School’s Steve Ochoa, the Highlanders’ leading rusher a year ago who has switched to linebacker this season, will be lost indefinitely after suffering a broken leg in Friday’s 42-38 loss to Troy. Ochoa, who has been a key in La Habra’s offense for two years and was a starter at running back early in the season, was moved to defense with the emergence of junior running back Jason Davis. “Steven has been starting at linebacker and has been really coming on,” Highlanders coach Frank Mazzotta said. “Somebody rolled up on his leg. It’s too bad. He has been a standout.”
Brendan Rodgers saw his Celtic side draw 1-1 with Suduva in Lithuania and rued the poor defending that cost the team a goal.Olivier Ntcham had put the visitors ahead in the third minute but Celtic were pegged back minutes later when Odivijus Verbickas headed home unchallenged from a free-kick.Rodgers has seen his defence criticised this season and had himself pointed out goals conceded that could have been prevented in recent matches. Again, he lamented the ease with which the opposition was able to hurt his team.“We gave away a soft goal,” he said. “That is a real, real concern now. “We are not giving away many chances but we don’t defend the set-piece well enough. “It’s an away European goal, we go back next week to finish the job, but as I’ve said before I look to the performance level and we weren’t quite where we would want to be. “We seem to lack concentration. That is a problem for us. And a pride, really, in terms of defending. That is pretty clear. In games like this one, especially away from home, we have got to really demonstrate that hunger not to concede. And it was too easy for them. “It was a terrific ball in, don’t get me wrong, but we have to defend it much better than that. It gave them some oxygen in the game when our start and early goal shouldn’t have. Having put themselves in a strong position so early on, Rodgers was unhappy that Celtic didn’t build on the advantage and couldn’t convert possession into goals.“I thought we made really hard work of it, to be honest,” he said. “We made a good start, Mikey Johnston showed a great bit of skill and I thought he did well for his first start in a European game. That was the perfect start. “But after that we came off plan a wee bit. We were running too much, blocking each other’s spaces and not really playing with the tempo and intensity which we want”.The manager said that there were various ways that the defensive lapses could be eradicated.“There are numerous answers to this,” he said. “Whilst you work with what is here, you have to try and improve it, make it better. “For me, it’s a level of concentration, a pride in your defending and an aggression in your defending. These are really important factors. “I felt for the supporters tonight. They have come all the way out there, maybe 200 of them, on trains, buses, the whole thing. “It’s a disappointing performance from them. Okay, they have seen a goal but we have to be much better.”
The Salem Fall election lost two candidates — a Democrat and an Independent and neither will be replaced on the ballot.Washington County Democratic Chairman Doug Leatherbury called a caucus to appoint a candidate to run in the fall election on Monday, July 12 in place of Johnny R. Sullivan, who won the spring primary to be the Democrat Candidate for Salem City Council At Large.Leatherbury called all four Democratic precinct representatives to meet: Judy Chastain, Salem 1 Precinct ; Mary Mead, Salem 2 Precinct; Nancy Walton, Salem 3 Precinct and Troy Merry, Salem 4 Precinct.There were no candidates selected and therefore Justin Green will not be opposed in the fall election.In other election news, Tommy Brown III, an independent candidate for Salem Council Member District 3, dropped out on July 8 due to health reasons.“I was fully intending to serve the people in a way that they had not had in the past,” said Brown. “I also ask my supporters to remain loyal to the voice they have and to put their support behind Republican candidate Steve Crane.”Brown had been endorsed by the Indiana Veterans Party of America.One addition to the ballot was the filing of Sally Hattabaugh as a Republican challenger to Democrat Kevin Stewart.MAYOR City of Salem(R) Ron Haendiges 105 Lacey Court Salem IN 47167(D) Troy Merry 708 Anson St. Salem IN 47167CLERK-TREAS. City of Salem(R) Sally Hattabaugh 314 W. Wendy Lane #102 Salem IN 47167(D) Kevin W. Stewart 510 N. Main St. Salem IN 47167Council Member At Large City of Salem(R) Justin T. Green* 106 Macon Ave. Salem IN 47167(D) Johnny R. Sullivan Withdrew candidacy 6/22/2015 – pending party caucus on for replacement. Caucus to be held on 7/13/2015 @ 12:30 pm. No candidate filings for party caucus.Council Member Dist. #1 City of Salem(R) Dan R. Libka* 601 Old State Rd. 60 East, Salem IN 47167(D) John Smedley 110 Macon Ave. Salem IN 47167Council Member Dist. #2 City of Salem(R) No candidate filed.(D) Warren N. (Truck) Jones* 604 S. Main St. Salem IN 47167Council Member Dist. #3 City of Salem(R) Steven A. Crane 1 Cavanaugh Ct. Salem IN 47167(D) Lesle Gilbert Leis 912 N. Main St. Salem IN 47167(I) Tommy Brown III Withdrew candidacy on 7/8/2015Council Member Dist. #4 City of Salem(R) James (Jim) Snelling 106 Virginia Ave. Salem IN 47167(D) Wally Terkhorn* 100 Ball Court, Salem
The Donegal Road Safety Art competition adjudication team have been hard at work over the last few days judging the huge number of entries to the competition from children all over Donegal.“We had over 1,000 entries to the Donegal’s Primary Schools Art Competition, which is the largest entry received since the competition was first held and we are delighted that there were so many excellent entries,” says Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council.He added “the judges were greatly impressed by the quality of the drawings and by the high standard of the entries that were received, but especially by the understanding and appreciation that our primary school children have in the whole area of road safety”. “The children who entered the competition should be extremely proud of themselves and the quality of the entries received is truly outstanding. It was a very difficult process to choose a winner as the standard was so high from all the entries and it has been compelling to see how uniquely each entry interpreted the theme of Road Safety.”The Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Finn Harps Football Club have announced the winners of the Primary School Road Safety Art Competition and the category winners are:Caoimhe Leppard, Magerabeg NS, Manorcunningham. Sinead McMullin, Scoil an Linbh Íosa, Killymard, Donegal Town.Chloe Kerr, St. Eunan’s NS, Raphoe.Erin Morrow, Killaghtee NS, Dunkineely.Cian O’Hagan, Scoil an Linbh Íosa, Carrigans.Eimear McTeague, Gaelscoil Adhamhnain, Leitir Ceanainn.The overall winner will be unveiled at half time during the Finn Harps v Cork City match in Finn Park on Friday 24th February 2017. This is Finn Harps first game in the 2017 Premier Division season and a full house is expected for this much anticipated game with the runners-up in last season’s Premier Division.The winning piece will feature as an advertising hoarding promoting Road Safety in Finn Park for the 2017 season. Brian O’Donnell thanked all the schools for participating in the competition saying “I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all the schools for again getting behind this Road Safety initiative. The wonderful array of drawings received not only shows the creative ability that children in our schools have, it also underlines how our committed local teachers create an environment where children can express their talents”.Paddy Harte, Finn Harps Schools Programme Chairman stated, “Finn Harps Schools are delighted with the response to the Road Safety Art Competition, ran in conjunction with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group. This competition is very popular with the Primary School children and we are delighted that Finn Harps can assist in the promotion of Road Safety in Donegal.“We are inviting all the winners to the first home game of the season against Cork City on Friday 24th February, where the category winners will receive their prizes and the overall winning entry will be unveiled on the night. We would like to thank Grace Ann Mc Garvey for all her work with the Finn Harps Schools programme. As in other years the winning overall entry will be on display at Finn Park for the coming season as an advertising display.”More than 1,000 entries to school Road Safety Art Competition was last modified: February 14th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
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We don’t need to wait for the technologies of tomorrow to save energy today, says the National Research Council: If everyone switched to devices, either existing or imminent, that are more efficient, Americans could collectively reduce energy use by up to one-fifth in 2020 and one-quarter in 2030.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Fishermen around the world, a largely poor and often itinerant population, are especially poorly equipped to deal with global warming, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization announced in a new report. Small island nations and the coastal regions of Africa and Asia will be especially hard hit.Other efforts to save fishing just got a lot more confusing. Scientists now suggest that over a quarter of all fish traditionally identified as white marlin—an overfished and endangered species—are actually “the enigmatic roundscale spearfish,” which complicates efforts to estimate and rehabilitate marlin populations.The United States should update its national vaccine plan, the Institute of Medicine suggests, and devote more money to, among other things, developing one-shot vaccines to cover all strains of influenza and developing a national strategy to reassure wary citizens about the safety of vaccines.(Photo Credit: Shoplet Office Supplies/WikiCommons)
As a filmmaker with more than 30 years of professional experience, I have witnessed the ability of film to get to the heart of a message, faster, and more powerfully than any other medium. That is why I am passionate about helping nonprofits use film to their best advantage.Here are my top four tips for getting the most out of your film projects to help reach your fundraising and branding goals. 1. StrategizeThe best starting point is a well-articulated purpose and strategy. Remember, if you can’t say it, you can’t do it.For the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program, Havey Productions produced a series of vignettes profiling scholarship recipients. The strategy was “to provide an engaging, revelatory, and inspirational look at Daniels Scholar graduates so as to inform and inspire high school students, employers, and communities on the opportunities offered by the scholarship program and the qualities exemplified by Daniels Scholars.”A strategy is important because it’ll guide you as you decide who you want to collaborate with creatively, which content to include in your nonprofit film, the spokespeople to use on-camera, the budget for your project, and many other critical decisions.As with any other marketing exercise, developing the right strategy for your video project will come down to three main questions:What is your message?Who is your desired audience?How can you most effectively reach them?It is during the strategy stage that you answer these questions. Need more help getting started? Check out these five tips for nonprofit video.2. The difference between film and video is artWith the advent of digital video, the line between “film” and “video” has been blurred—but the distinction is important:Making a film used to refer to a production using motion picture film, as opposed to those shot on video tape.The look, lighting, and production techniques were considerably different, with film being the choice for artistic production values over the “live event/nightly news” look of video.Knowing the difference between the two is key to selecting a production partner that is right for your nonprofit video project. I recommend that you pay close attention to the production values of their prior work.“Production values” refer to the technique, method, and artistic approach applied to the creation of a video or film. To harness the full emotive potential of film, find a professional whose work demonstrates artistic production values and emotional impact. It’s not about gimmicks like quick cuts, fast zooms, or contrived transitions. Rather than simple reportage video shot with little direction or set preparation, the cinematic techniques of film production pay great attention to the craft of visual storytelling, lighting, mood, movement, focus, and the essential artistic motivation of controlling the human eye. At best, technicians and artists from both styles can create beautiful images.3. Making the emotional connectionA good filmmaker is a skilled storyteller who can help you unearth an emotional hook that captures the heart of your mission or campaign. An effective film elicits a visceral response and moves people to action by stirring their emotions. The personal decision to support an organization or cause is not about information—it’s about inspiration.Film is also an excellent vehicle to reinforce your nonprofit brand. Involving your production partner in the early stages of the development will ensure a film project that is more on-brand. At Havey Productions, one of our areas of expertise is Legacy Films—films that help distinguish a nonprofit’s vision, mission and identity for both internal (staff, board members, and volunteers) and external (donors and the general public) audiences.Remember and use these basic elements of a good story line:Why should I care?What can be done? (case statement)What difference will it make?As you strategize and collaborate to make the crucial emotional connection with your audience, remember that filmmaking is an art that when done well can inspire powerful action. (You can also try following these 11 rules for video fundraising.)4. Collaborate with your filmmakerWe hear it every year at the Oscars—”Film is a collaborative medium.”The production process has many moving parts that are all important. Begin collaborating with your producer or video technician early and include them in your team’s creative discussions.When you begin filming, it’s helpful to have an internal point-person that can liaise with your filmmaker and represent the interests of the various stakeholders in your nonprofit project. Establish a timeline for the major deliverables in the production process including these basic checkpoints:Treatment: This is the document that describes the general flow and theme of the film.Script: Your film or video on paper (or pixels), including edited interviews, narrative, visual cues, and other notes. This is the time to make sure your key messages and calls to action are present.Filming: Make sure you are doing everything possible to get the right shots. All locations, on-screen “talent,” clothing, backgrounds, and lighting should be carefully coordinated to communicate the desired mood and message.Music: So much of the emotional heart of a film is conveyed in the music and soundtrack. Make sure it works.Approval cut: A rough cut of the film provided for notes and feedback.Final cut: Hopefully, greater than the sum of its parts.The message your film sends to the public in words, music, images, and production values is perceived as a direct reflection of who you are, so take good care to make it a great reflection.Jim Havey, Producer, Director, and Founder of Havey Productions, is an Emmy Award–winning filmmaker specializing in all aspects of film for the non-profit sector. Based in Denver, he has worked with an illustrious list of non-profits in the Western United states including: The Daniels Fund, Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, HopeWest Hospice, University of Wyoming, Colorado School of Mines, Historic Denver, Inc. and many others. For inspiration on your next film project, visit HaveyPro.com or Facebook.com/HaveyProductions. The author readies for a video shoot.Credit: Havey Productions
India pace bowler Mohammed Shami said he is a “law-abiding citizen” and will take all necessary steps to save the future of his family.”I am trying to resolve the entire issue within the family. I am ready for all the legal proceedings and I will do whatever I can to save the future of my kid and family,” Shami told Aaj Tak.Shami said he is hopeful of resolving the issue soon and demanded a thorough probe into the matter.WATCH”I am a law-abiding citizen and will answer all questions and hope everything be fine soon. I also want the proofs submitted are thoroughly probed. Everything was fine till a week ago and I didn’t what happened so suddenly,” he said.Also Read – Mohammed Shami, accused of infidelity, torture by wife, left out of BCCI central contractShami’s wife Hasin Jahan has made some serious allegations on her husband that has resulted in BCCI putting the pace bowler’s contract on hold. Shami’s name was not included in the new contact list which has seen players multi-fold raises.Also Read – IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils closely monitoring Mohammed Shami caseShami has been accused of extra-marital affairs and torture by his wife Hasin Jahan. Married to Shami since 2014, Jahan reportedly claimed that the bowler is having several extra-marital affairs simultaneously.FIR AGAINST SHAMIShami has been slapped with non-bailable charges of domestic abuse and attempt to murder by Kolkata Police following an official complaint by his wife.The FIR has been registered against Shami and his four other family members in Kolkata’s Jadavpur police station under several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including section 498A, which amounts to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives.advertisementThe other charges recorded against Shami are under Section 307 – attempt to murder, Section 323 – punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 – rape, Section 506 – criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.”My husband’s elder brother, Hasib Ahmad, raped me when I went to my in-law’s place in Uttar Pradesh last year,” said Jahan.JAHAN REVEALS SENSATIONAL PHONE CALL RECORDINGHours after an FIR against Shami, his wife Jahan revealed sensational recording of an alleged phone call with the cricketer.Hasin played out the recording, of what she claimed was a telephonic conversation with Shami, during a press conference on Friday. India Today has not verified the authenticity of the recording.Hasin was responding to Shami’s comments questioning her mental stability after she had lodged an official police complaint in Kolkata on Thursday.”I have leveled many accusations against Shami. Now he will say anything to defend himself. But I have never changed my version when speaking to you guys (the media).”Shami, on the other hand, has said different things at different times,” Hasin said.To support her claim of Shami’s alleged adultery, Hasin played out a recording. Hasin said it was a telephonic conversation recorded between her and Shami.Here are excerpts of the alleged phone conversation Hasin said she had with her husband Shami:”Shami please don’t lie. When will you tell the truth? You don’t care about me, our daughter, our families, you don’t about anyone. You might care about that Pakistani girl so I urge you to tell the truth in Alishba’s name. Are these chats yours?””No” (male voice)”When you said you didn’t have a Dubai visa and you can’t leave the hotel room then how did you get one?. Why did you lie to me? It’s clear you are lying to me,” asked Hasin”I had a visa,” (male voice).”You texted Alishba giving her the room details in the same hotel in Dubai. Was this also done by Mohammed bhai? When Alishba was waiting at belt no. 7 (at the airport) she knew your landing and take-off time. Was this all being done by Mohammed bhai?,” asked Hasin.”Mohammed bhai had sent me money through Alishba so I had to take the money from her” (male voice)”You have only indulged in dirty chatting with her, Shami. You never mentioned receiving money…””But when I asked you about Alishba last night you said, “where did Alishba come from?””First you did all the drama with Alishba and then you said where did Alishba come from? You had sex with Alishba!””Listen don’t talk about sex” (male voice)’READY TO APOLOGISE IF PROVEN GUILTY’In an interview with India Today, Shami said he could not make sense of these baseless allegations and said he was ready to say sorry if the accusations were proven against him.advertisement”I tried contacting my wife and I am ready to apologise to my fans and everyone else if any evidence is found against me,” he had said.”All these allegations have been made against me without any basis. All these are outside my knowledge so I can’t say about it now. We were living together and even celebrated Holi together and we also shopped together even after the South Africa tour.”I went to Dharamsala to play (Deodhar Trophy) and I heard about all this. Even if I was involved in all this somebody other than my wife would have spoken up. Or some other girl would have complained to my wife about my affair.”You can check my WhatsApp…all those WhatsApp messages she has shown to the media, that is neither my chat nor my phone number. I am ready to apologise if this case goes in favour of my wife,” Shami added.’I’D RATHER DIE THAN CHEAT MY COUNTRY’Speaking to the media, Shami said the entire episode has left him and his family “disturbed”.”The entire episode is disturbing. I don’t know what she is up to. She needs to explain what has changed so much in these few days. She is suddenly levelling all these accusations on me. She is accusing of harassment. She is even accusing me of match-fixing. As far as the allegation of compromising my performance while playing for the country is concerned, I would rather die than do something like this,” Shami said.Shami also said his wife might have lost her mental balance or is trying to sabotage his career.”I think she (Hasin Jahan) has lost her mental stability. She has to prove all the allegations made against me. If I have tortured her then she needs to prove it. I don’t know what she is up to. She needs to explain what has changed so much in these few days. She is suddenly leveling all these accusations on me. She is accusing of harassment. She is even accusing me of match-fixing. I think she has lost her mental balance or it might be her game plan to sabotage my career,” Shami said.