Author: Mathew Smith

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In less than 12 months, India will host the ODI World Cup. Realistically it’s their best opportunity to win a World Cup, not only because they are playing at home but also because this seems to be the format their natural playing style is most suited to. But such has been the structure of World Cup cycles that one-dayers have been kept on the backburners since 2019. The format-specific experience has thus been pretty sparse—only Shikhar Dhawan has played more than 30 (31) of the 39 matches since the 2019 World Cup, Shreyas Iyer (27 matches), Virat Kohli (26) and…

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FP StaffNov 24, 2022 17:58:49 ISTThe world’s first smartphone with the all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC will be the Vivo X90 Pro+. While the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC will power most flagship Android phones that will be launched in 2023, Vivo is beating everyone to the punch and releasing before the new year, when they launch the smartphone in China in early December this year. Looking at the specifications that are available from online sources, we see that the Vivo X90 Pro+ gets a 6.78-inch, 3200×1440, OLED display with support for a refresh rate of 120HZ, The…

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Sportspersons often create fond memories while playing the game and especially if they’re teammates, the experiences go a notch higher. Former Pakistan cricketers Wasim Akram and Imran Khan, were teammates when the Asian nation lifted the World Cup in 1992. While Wasim was an upcoming swing bowler, Imran was the team’s captain and an established all-rounder in world cricket.In an interaction with “The Grade Cricketer”, Akram recalled one fond memory when he went to a night club in London, with skipper Imran. Sharing the funny anecdote, the fast bowler revealed how Imran ordered a pint of milk at the club…

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Actor Hugh Jackman is opening up about the role that changed his career and made him a movie star. When the first X-Men movie released two decades ago, Hugh became a household name for playing the Marvel comics fictional character Wolverine. Yet, the actor now reveals that he is nothing like the mutant superhero that fans seem to associate him with at most times. “I think it’s important for me to be pushed into areas where I don’t know if I can pull it off,” he said. “I’ve never felt safe as an actor.” (Also read: Hugh Jackman to return…

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Joe Jonas is opening about one particular audition that did not land him the role. The 33 year-old, who is gearing up for the release of his next film Devotion, revealed that he had auditioned to play Peter Parker in the 2012 movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, a role which ultimately went to Andrew Garfield. (Also read: Jimmy Kimmel says Andrew Garfield turned into real-life Spider Man to save him: ‘I swear to God this happened…)“I remember years ago I was up for Spider-Man, and I was so, so excited, and it was the year Andrew Garfield got it,” said Joe…

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Mehul Reuben DasNov 24, 2022 13:53:19 ISTOne of the biggest worries that Elon Musk had when he took over Twitter was that advertisers and brands would leave the platform and stop spending on ads. It turns out, Musk’s fears were well-founded. A recent report from The Washington Post suggests that over a third of Twitter’s top 100 ad clients have not advertised on the platform over the last two weeks. Many of Twitter’s top advertisers, including 14 of the top 50 brands, have stopped their ad spends since Musk’s acquisition. Last year, nearly 90 per cent of the company’s $5…

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A sense of wonder, camaderie and fulfillment fill the faces of the NASA scientists as two robotic space rovers Spirit and Opportunity touchdown on Mars. They land on opposite sides of the planet, set to look for the presence of water, which would ultimately determine the possibility of life. According to plan, the time period for this expedition would take no more than 90 days, but Spirit and Opportunity manage to stay much longer, providing important data for years. Spirit was able to do so for 6 years whereas Opportunity held on for as long as 15 years. The human…

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Mehul Reuben DasNov 24, 2022 12:20:19 ISTTwitter has always been a cesspool of vitriolic and hateful speech. However, when Elon Musk took the social media platform and declared himself as the CEO, hate speech and the use of racial slurs went up exponentially. As per a report by The Washington Post, the use of certain derogatory epithets for African-Americans, Jews, and East Asians increased by up to 500 per cent on the platform. The use of racial slurs and racially charged language went up by 500 per cent after Musk took control of Twitter. Musk and his team have been…

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FP StaffNov 24, 2022 10:31:06 ISTBefore Elon Musk had reinstated Donald Trump’s Twitter account, he had put up a poll for his followers, asking should the former US President’s ban from the platform be reversed. Now, Musk has put up a similar poll asking if nearly all accounts and profiles that have been banned on the platform in the past, should be given general amnesty and allowed back on the platform. Musk is asking his followers if the accounts that have been banned on Twitter, should be given general amnesty and allowed back on the platform. This means that figures…

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There has been a lot of talk about the need to bring in more attacking players in the Indian T20I side after their disappointing shows in two T20 World Cups and the Asia Cup. They were knocked out from the Super 12 stage in last year’s T20 World Cup under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Rohit Sharma taking over the reins did little as far as India’s fortunes at multi-nation tournaments are concerned. They failed to reach the Asia Cup final and were knocked out of the semi-final of T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Once again there is a school of…

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