A pensioner of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, on Friday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was charged with assaulting two persons.Cyril Benjamin denied the allegations after the charges were read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.It is alleged that on May 13, 2018, he used threatening language to Jermaine Frank and Constance Payne. He was released on $15,000 bail for each offence.Additionally, the other parties were cross charged and released on $25,000 bail.The matter was adjourned to June 11.
Japan’s Kei Nishikori overcame second seed Andy Murray for a gruelling 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 see-saw victory on Wednesday to reach the US Open semi-finals.Nishikori, who became the first Asian man to reach a grand slam final when he finished runner-up here in 2014, broke the Scotsman in the 11th game of the fifth set with a brilliant reflex volley and served out to complete the triumph.The upset ended a stellar run by Murray that had taken him to seven successive finals, including victories at Wimbledon, the Rio Olympics, Queen’s Club and Rome.”It was too exciting on the court, but I tried to stay calm,” Nishikori said in an on-court interview. “It was really tough to stay calm. There were many ups and downs.”In the end it was great tennis, so very happy.”The four-hour match was a roller-coaster ride of emotions and momentum swings from the start.Murray hit a low point in the fourth set when Nishikori was serving at 1-1. The world number two held double break-point at 15-40 when chair umpire Mariana Alves called a let and a replay during a point Murray was controlling because of a loud, intrusive sound from the public address system.Murray was annoyed because when he had complained of a sound disturbance earlier in the match, the umpire said in such instances the players would play on.The distracted Briton squandered his chances and lost the game. Between the changeover Murray complained to the tournament supervisor and when play resumed he never won a game again until he was down 0-2 in the fifth.advertisementStill, Murray was gracious in defeat. (Serena Williams edges Simona Halep to enter semis) “I’m not too disappointed. It was a good match,” he told reporters. “Disappointed not to have won, but I’ve had a good run. I would’ve loved to go further but that wasn’t to be today.”Murray had been masterful in the opening set, taking Nishikori’s second serves early to put the Japanese sixth seed on the defensive, while benefiting from his 14 unforced errors.Nishikori gathered himself after a light rain forced a closing of the roof at 3-3 in the second set that interrupted play for some 20 minutes and allowed him to meet with his team in the locker room.”That helped me a lot to regroup the tactics,” he said. “It definitely helped for my game today.”Nishikori traded ground strokes more patiently, taking advantage of his chances, and the two players battled fiercely with sharply angled ground strokes, drop shots and net play.The match between two of the best returners in tennis produced a whopping 17 service breaks that kept tensions high at Arthur Ashe Stadium.”I just didn’t hold serve enough,” said Murray, who was broken nine times.Nishikori will meet either double grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka or 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the last four at Flushing Meadows.
There has always been much speculation about Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput foraying into Bollywood, ever since the duo tied the knot. Mira took the first step into acting and made her debut in a TV commercial for an anti-ageing cream.Unlike adoring hubby Shahid, netizens found reasons to troll her and were merciless with their attacks. People questioned why she was endorsing an anti-ageing cream at the age of 23.Many found her acting skills “fake” and others said that she should show her face, “without any lighting” or make-up, before endorsing the cream. Mira Rajput gets trolledMira had shared the video on her Instagram account yesterday. She captioned the video, “Being a mother doesn’t mean you stop being yourself right? Here’s my #Reborn story… what’s yours?”Clad in a black dress and sporting heels, Mira shares her experience of being a mother, who gets so lost in motherhood that she does not find time for herself. Anti-ageing cream makes her glow again.Mira then says that she is pregnant again and she is prepared for it.In 2017, in an interview to a daily, Shahid opened up about Mira’s aspirations for acting. “She has not told me yet. I don’t think it’s something on her mind. At least not that I know of!”advertisementHe also said that both of them had been getting a lot of offers to do a film together. “Mira and I have been offered films together. Now toh, very often actually. Mira’s getting more popular (laughs). But no, obviously she didnt’ take up any of them,” he said.ALSO READ | Mira Rajput takes over Shahid Kapoor’s Instagram. The result is hilariousALSO READ | Mira Rajput is pregnant, Shahid Kapoor confirms with big sister Misha’s photoALSO WATCH | Media troubles my wife Mira, but she can handle it, says Shahid Kapoor