Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out for at least three months because of an injury to his left little finger.Shakib, who missed Bangladesh’s virtual semi-final against Pakistan and the final versus India, will miss out on action because of a delay in surgery.Shakib, 31, will have to wait three weeks more to undergo surgery on the finger because of an infection caused by the accumulation of pus, which has reportedly spread to his left wrist.”The moment I arrived in the hospital, the doctors told me that I have to get the pus out as soon as possible. Any delay would put me in great danger as the infection spread till my wrist,” Shakib was quoted as saying by Prothom Alo.”If I had waited another few days, my wrist would have become disabled. I feel better after they took out the pus, but the problem is until the infection isn’t gone, there isn’t going to be a surgery on my injured finger. It will take another two-three weeks to fix. After surgery I will need eight weeks, which means I am out for three months.”Shakib picked up the injury in January 2018 during the final of the tri-nation series involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. He was also a doubt for Asia Cup 2018 but played on before deciding to opt out in the later stages of the tournament.”I have been in this state for the last 14-15 days. The doctor immediately understood what had happened, but our physio couldn’t find out,” Shakib explained.advertisement”The BCB president [Nazmul Hassan] asked if I could play the Asia Cup or I could go for the surgery. He told me to take the decision. When I asked the physio about what damage it may have, he told me it won’t be that dangerous. Then I decided that since the Asia Cup is important for us, I will play four-five matches with the pain.”Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe in October-November and the West Indies in November-December, and Shakib is likely to be out for the two series.
Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Peter Fricker is Communications Director for the Vancouver Humane Society.He says the film gives a frank portrayal of the treatment of dogs in the commercial sled dog industry aimed at tourists for entertainment.“It’s been very effective. Basically, they’re saying these dogs are different, they can take it. But as people will see in the film, a lot of them can’t take it and they don’t finish the race and they have numerous problems and face exhaustion and injury and sickness as a result of the race.”Fricker says the film depicts the dogs expiring during races, and tethered to posts in freezing temperatures for the remainder of their days when they’re not working.Festival organizers say they’re confident that many of the concerns expressed by those in the commercial dog sled industry may be relieved somewhat after the film’s screening.COURTESY OF NEWS1130 Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment WHISTLER (NEWS 1130) – The Whistler Film Festival has resisted calls by the sled dog industry to withdraw a screening of a documentary which purports to depict mistreatment of the animals involved.The Vancouver Humane Society is lauding the film as well-researched and revealing.The organization had urged that the documentary ‘Sled Dogs’ be given its world-premiere Saturday at the Festival, despite a backlash on social media from those within the industry. Login/Register With:
APTN National NewsMONCTON,NB.-The federal government is willing to explore scrapping the Indian Act and the department of Aboriginal Affairs if that is the will of First Nations chiefs, according to Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue.Assembly of First National national Chief Shawn Atleo made the call to scrap the Indian Act and the Aboriginal Affairs department on the first day of the organization’s gathering.The AFN released a document Tuesday broadly outlining a plan to replace the department and the Indian Act with a new agreement between First Nations and the Crown that would create a new way to deliver services to First Nations citizens.Penashue, who was asked by the prime minister to attend the Assembly of First Nations’ annual gathering, said the federal government was currently focused on improving and amending the Indian Act to better the dire situation facing many First Nations communities.The former Innu leader and lone Conservative MP from Newfoundland and Labrador, however, said the government would explore Atleo’s ambitious goals.“(Atleo) is the national chief and he has the assembly of chiefs working under him and if that is the direction he is looking to go then obviously it has to be explored,” said Penashue. “From a governmental point of view, the most important thing is that we work toward supporting and improving what is in the Indian Act, and amendments to the Indian Act, so we can make the process work more effectively for First Nations right across the country.”Penashue said he was involved in plans to hold a historic gathering between First Nations leaders and the prime minister.Atleo has indicated he believes the meeting will be pivotal moment in the relationship between First Nations and Canada and he expects the meeting to be a major step toward his stated mission to radically alter the structural and political relationship between Ottawa and First Nations.Penashue said he expects Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan will be open to Atleo’s proposals.“That the national chief is proposing a different route and a new initiative, that is something that has be looked at and I am sure the prime minister and the Aboriginal Affairs minister will look at it in that context,” said Penashue. “The assembly will decide what their national strategy is, their national chief says he is interested in abolishing the Indian Act, that is the assembly’s position (and) the government will take it and see how we can best deal with the Constitutional responsibilities.”Penashue spoke briefly to the chiefs on Wednesday, delivering a prepared message on behalf of Duncan, who was unable to attend.Atleo, playing a single beat on a drum, sang Penashue a prayer song.“I find it remarkable that in minister Penashue we have a former grand chief and deputy grand chief who is now a minister of the Crown and we welcome him and invite and welcome him back to the assembly that also belongs to him as an Innu man,” said Atleo.