first_imgMark Waugh calls Brendon McCullum a lucky c**t on live TV. Here’s what happenedBig Bash League 2018-19: Mark Waugh used an expletive on live television on Sunday while referring to Brendon McCullum’s love for horse racing.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 14:31 IST Brendon McCullum, who retired from international cricket, is plying his trade for Brisbane Heat in the ongoing BBL season (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMark Waugh used the expletive while talking about Brendon McCullum’s hobby outside cricket – horse racingBrendon McCullum, who retired from international cricket in 2016, began his own bloodstock company in 2014 Brendon McCullum is plying his trade for Brisbane Heat in the ongoing Big Bash League season Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh called ex-New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum with an expletive on live television on Sunday ahead of Big Bash League (BBL) match in Australia.Appearing on Fox Cricket in the buildup to the tie between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat in Melbourne, Mark Waugh said Brendon McCullum is a lucky “c**nt”. Waugh quickly realised his blooper on live television and tried to correct himself.Referring to McCullum’s love for horse racing, Waugh said: “Actually he’s got a share in a horse with my wife that [she] trains for him. So yeah he loves his horses. Good punter. He’s a lucky c***, he’s a lucky punter, too.”McCullum, who has been showing a keen interest in horse racing, came up with his own bloodstock company – Vermair Racing Ltd in 2014 in a bid to “build a stable of horses that compete and succeed on the world’s biggest racing stage”.McCullum, who retired from international cricket in 2016, has been plying his trade in franchise-based T20 leagues across the globe. McCullum is currently representing the Brisbane Heat in the ongoing season of BBL.McCullum made 13 off 14 balls as the Brisbane Heat lost to Melbourne Stars by five runs in Sunday’s encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Marcus Stoinis’s all-round effort (29-ball 43 and 4/21) sealed the deal for the home side.Brisbane Heat are struggling in the ongoing season, languishing at the seventh spot in the eight-team table with three wins from 10 matches. McCullum has been in decent form, scoring 245 runs in 10 matches.advertisementAlso Read | Hardik Pandya wants to forget what happened, was terrific in 3rd ODI: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Come on yaar: Hardik Pandya furious with Shikhar Dhawan’s fielding effortAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow brendon mccullumFollow Mark WaughFollow McCullum horse racingFollow Big Bash LeagueFollow New Zealand Cricketlast_img read more


The United Nations Security Council held an open debate today on the threat to international security posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), especially if they should pass through black markets and fall into private hands. In the debate that attracted about 50 speakers, Ambassador James Cunningham of the United States said a draft resolution to be adopted in the coming days responded to the growing threat that the proliferation of WMDs and the means to deliver them posed to global security.The 15 April draft of the text, a work in progress, would ask Member States to take precautions, review domestic legislation and adopt new legislation to keep the means of making WMDs away from private sectors, or non-state actors.If non-state actors were able to get such weapons, they could blackmail and threaten entire regions, Mr. Cunningham said. Organizations, such as al-Qaida, which carried out the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, had not hidden their desire to acquire WMDs. If such groups got them, they could bring destruction and suffering on an unimaginable scale.Ambassador Gennady Gatilov of the Russian Federation said his government was one of the initiators of the draft resolution because the problem of the proliferation of WMDs was emerging as one of the primary threats to international peace and security.Terrorists would stop at nothing to acquire the components for WMDs. In a previous resolution, the Council had highlighted the close relationship between international terrorism, organized crime and illegal trafficking in chemical, biological and other materials and had begun coordinating international efforts to strengthen a global response, he said.Mr. Gatilov supported the establishment of a Security Council committee to monitor implementation of the eventual resolution. Ambassador Wan Guangya of China, noting that his proposals were already reflected in the latest draft, said the Council meeting would help improve the text for a security environment in which it was vital to strengthen international cooperation and improve the non-proliferation regime to respond effectively to threats of terrorism.To ensure the success of non-proliferation efforts, the text would have to recognize the legitimate right of countries to use such technologies for peaceful purposes, he said.The world was now in an “era of wholesale terrorism,” when the most dangerous technology was becoming available, said Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière of France. The international community could not remain passive.France supported inserting references to disarmament obligations in the preamble of the text and enhancing the monitoring mechanism, he said.Bringing in such issues as disarmament would risk deadlock and treading on the toes of other international disarmament bodies, said Ambassador Adam Thomson of the United Kingdom. The text promoted the strengthening of multilateral treaties and did not rule out future arrangements to deal with any gaps in the international framework. It was about a cooperative approach to tackling non-state actors, he added. read more


first_imgHe was reversing a tractor and muckspreader into a corner of the farm to empty a septic tank close to where Harry was watching from a gate next to a Dutch barn.As Green reversed the tractor and trailer Harry jumped down from the gate and crossed behind the trailer, unseen by Green whose coordination and vision was impaired by the alcohol in his bloodstream.Another farm worker, John Gill, watched from the cab of a JCB digger as he saw the muchspreader heading for Harry and shouted a warning which the youngster didn’t hear.To the horror of farm workers and Mrs Whitlam who rushed to the scene, Harry was struck. Swithens Farm in Rothwell, Leeds where 11 year old Harry Whitlam was killedCredit:Ben Lack Photography Ltd Mr Long said: “It can be concluded that the defendant is likely to have had 86mgs of alcohol in his bloodstream, two and half times the legal limit.”To have had that quantity of alcohol in his system at that time he had have had to have consumed 13 pints of beer between 10pm and 2am or its equivalent.”The effect of that would have diminished his attention, judgement and control together with his reaction times and possibly his vision. It would have significantly reduced his ability to manoeuvre the tractor and trailer.”He said Green had two previous convictions for drink driving on public roads, the most recent of which was nine years ago.Michael Collins, for Green said the remorse he felt for Harry’s death had led to suicide attempts, the first 18 days after the accident and the most recent in April of this year.He said: “I express the real sorrow the defendant had about his conduct and the emotional impact it has had and is going to continue to have.”He said that Green had not known he would be driving heavy machinery on the farm on the day he caused Harry’s death.He pleaded guilty to failing to ensure the safety of others, a charge brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.It was the only legal option open as the accident happened on private land.If Harry has died on a public road Green would likely have been charged with causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs,  which would have carried a maximum sentence of 14 years.Sentencing Green,  Judge Guy Kearle, QC, said: “The defendant failed to conduct careful checks prior to and during the reversing procedure, possibly because of his consumption of alcohol.”He was operating potentially dangerous large machinery. To do that safely when sober requires considerable control and attention.”To do so whilst under the influence of a considerable amount of alcohol is a breach of his duty of care and had the potential to cause considerable danger and injury to other people.”He said the risk to others and the fact he had two previous drink drive incidents against him were aggravating factors and he took account of Mrs Whitlam and “the effects this had had and will continue to have on her life and her family’s life.”Harry, who had an older sister Rachel, 25, and brother Ben, 18, will never be forgotten, said his mother.Mrs Whitlam added: “I want to be able to remember Harry for so many other things but while this case has been going on it had all been about that day.” On Tuesday at Leeds Crown Court he was jailed for 16 months and two weeks under health and safety legislation which carried a maximum penalty of two years in jail. He is likely to serve half that time in jail.Had the accident happened on a public road the maximum sentence would have been 14 years and lawyers told Harry’s mother Pamela he would likely have been jailed for six years.Pamela Whitlam, 50, said after the case: “There has to be a change to this ridiculous, out-dated law and we are calling for that in Harry’s name. “The greatest shock of all was when he found out today that this man had two previous convictions for drink driving. He didn’t learn the first time, he didn’t learn the second and on the third occasion Harry was killed. Harry Whitlam died at a farm near I want to be able to remember Harry for so many other things but while this case has been going on it had all been about that dayHarry’s mother Harry Whitlam, 11, who was killed at Swithens Farm, Rothwell, LeedsCredit: SWNS.com Harry Whitlam died at a farm nearCredit:SWNS.com Mr Long said: “The nearside wheel of the tanker collided with him, from behind, knocking him down and running him over, causing him severe injuries from which he died.”There was a quite terrible scene, one in which the defendant and others tried to help Harry. His mother came to the scene and saw her son son unconscious and severely injured. He was taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries the same day.”Detective Sergeant Ben Kemp, a police officer who attended, breathalised Green after he noticed he smelt of drink and that his eyes were glazed.Mr Long said: “The reading was 90mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, more than twice the legal limit. When that was put to Mr Green he replied: ‘It is private land.'”Green told investigators “It is harvest time, I am working long hours” before admitting drinking four pints at his local pub in Wakefield, West Yorks, and two further cans when he arrived back home.A later reading was taken which showed 74mgs of alcohol, however a prosecution expert estimated the amount of drink to be much higher.center_img “The fact that he will be free within eight months is extremely distressing and we will campaign until we see this law changed.”Prosecutor Andrew Long said Harry’s death happened on August 9, 2013 at Swithens Farm, Rothwell, Leeds, where Mrs Whitlam worked in a farm shop.Harry would often go to work with her and was well known at the farm where he would help feed animals and collect eggs from the chickens.Mr Long said that after a heavy drinking session the previous night between 10pm and 2am, Green turned up to work the following day “drunk”. Harry's mother Pamela (left) and Green arrive at court Harry Whitlam, 11, who was killed at Swithens Farm, Rothwell, Leeds Harry’s mother Pamela (left) and Green arrive at courtCredit:SWNS.com A tractor driver with two previous drink-drive convictions who ran over and killed an 11-year-old boy after drinking the equivalent of 13 pints of beer may serve just eight months in jail due to a legal loophole.The mother of tragic Harry Whitlam tearfully called for the law to changed as Gary Green, 52, could not be prosecuted under drink drive laws as the accident happened on a farm.The court heard that Green was aware that drink-drive laws do not apply on a farm. His first response after being told he was over the limit was: “It’s private land.” Swithens Farm in Rothwell, Leeds where 11 year old Harry Whitlam was killed Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more