According to Ewing, an Alaska man acquired the recording while serving in the armed forces overseas. It was a common practice in the 1950s for the networks to send kinescopes – made by using a movie camera to film a television broadcast directly off the screen – of the World Series to U.S. forces to watch, with the condition that they be destroyed afterward. The Larsen game managed to survive, and from Alaska made its way to an Oregon flea market, where a collector noticed it and notified Ewing. Ewing, of Naperville, Ill., didn’t show it publicly or reproduce it for fear of having it pirated, he said. He said he has approached the major networks as well as YES, the Yankees’ television network, but has not reached a deal to have the game shown on TV. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It will be the first time Larsen and Berra have seen the game since they played in it. “I’m anxious to see it,” Berra said Thursday. “I want to hear the play-by-play, see the commercials. It got a lot of reaction from people, it was amazing. A lot of them said they saw it and want to see it again.” The 80 tickets, priced at $300 each, sold out “in a hurry,” according to David Kaplan, the museum’s director. Nostalgia buffs are coming from as far away as Seattle and Kansas City, he said. A portion of the ticket sales will go to the museum and to the Don Larsen Foundation, which donates to several charities, including the ALS Association. “It’ll be just like playing hooky from school and going home and sitting in your living room and watching the game on television, with the original commercials,” Ewing said. The broadcast found its way into Ewing’s hands via a circuitous path. Then, an Illinois sports film collector revealed last year that in the early 1990s he had acquired a kinescope of the television broadcast that featured all but the first inning of Game 5 between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Yankees. Tonight, Doak Ewing will show the recording in public for the first time, to an audience at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University that will include Larsen, Berra and Bob Wolff, who did the original radio broadcast. NEWARK, N.J. – It is one of sport’s most enduring images: New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaping into Don Larsen’s arms after the final out of the pitcher’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. For decades, it also was considered one of the few images that survived from that day – black-and-white highlight reels of the last inning were common, but footage from the original broadcast of the entire game was assumed to be lost forever.
Washington: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince appeared to accept responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, telling US television a few months later that it “happened under my watch,” but denying any prior knowledge. “It happened under my watch,” Prince Mohammed bin Salman told a reporter in December 2018, according to quotes released ahead of a new PBS documentary to be aired next week. “I get all the responsibility, because it happened under my watch,” the heir to the Gulf kingdom’s throne is quoted as saying, following the October 2 murder. Prince Mohammed, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, has come under huge international pressure after the US-based writer was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi’s body was never found. Asked during a conversation at a car race track outside Riyadh in December 2018 why he did not know about the murder, the prince replied: “We have 20 million people. We have three million government employees.” And pressed on how a team could take one of the royal planes to Istanbul to carry out the killing, he said: “I have officials, ministers to follow things, and they’re responsible, they have the authority to do that.” Riyadh has repeatedly denied that Prince Mohammed was behind the murder of Khashoggi — a royal family insider turned critic — who was killed in what Saudi authorities have described as a rogue operation. And in the PBS comments, Prince Mohammed — better known by his initials MBS — insisted the killing was executed without his knowledge. A report by a UN human rights expert, who conducted an independent probe, said there was “credible evidence” linking the crown prince to the murder and an attempted cover up. The CIA has also reportedly said the killing was likely ordered by Prince Mohammed. But Saudi prosecutors have absolved the prince and said around two dozen people implicated in the murder are in custody, with death penalties sought against five men. (AFP)
As Tripura High Court slapped a ban on animal sacrifices in all temples in the state and the royal scion approaching the SC against this pronouncement, it brings to the forefront matters of ritualistic practices and the sentiments people attach to their traditional ways. Tripura High Court’s verdict came as a result of a public interest litigation whereby it banned sacrifice of animals or birds for religious reasons. In due process, all district magistrates and superintendents of police of the state are directed to ensure implementation of the order. Further, the court also directed the state’s Chief Secretary to immediately install CCTV cameras at two major temples in Tripura—Devi Tripureswari temple and Chaturdas Devata temple (both founded under the Manikya dynasty) where a large number of animals are sacrificed ritualistically. The royal scion of Manikya dynasty, Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman contends the court’s pronouncement saying that court has no basis in saying that animal sacrifice is not an essential part of Hindu faith of the tantrik tradition. Calling this a judicial overreach and saying that “courts cannot play the role of priests” is, in fact, a sensitive matter to be debated in public domains. Debbarman went on to explain that the tradition of animal sacrifices in temples of Tripura, which used to take place under the Manikya monarchs who ruled over the erstwhile kingdom of Tripura, goes beyond the merger agreement with India’ and that ever since Tripura acceded to India, the state administration, taking forward the tradition, had been providing animals for sacrifice at two major temples. The tradition of animal sacrifice goes back at least 500 years, persisted under Tripura’s Communist rule. It was only expected that the ban on this method of worship sparked a debate in the state. In individual capacity, everyone is entitled to their personal opinion whether or not it is at variance with the common practice, but in a communal context, traditions that evolved and persisted over time cannot be justifiably eradicated altogether. Changes and adjustment with time are inevitable as Debbarman expressed that he is personally against opulent slaughter, and that “We should not do large-scale slaughter and restrict ourselves to symbolic one or two slaughters. It is more affordable too for poor tribes and we should not indulge in such a practice in this day and age. But it is an overreach from the High Court when it says you cannot sacrifice at all. Can they do it at the Kamakhya temple?” Matters of religious sensitivity cannot be objectified and any such decision must be aligned with the sentiments and will of the people.