‘Heart and soul’: Recalled Willey stars as England beat Ireland

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 1,915 total views “Willey (C) took four wickets early in the first ODI. ©AFP” /> Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – England captain Eoin Morgan hailed the “heart and soul” of David Willey after the left-arm paceman marked his return to the global arena by setting up the world champions’ six-wicket win over Ireland at Southampton on Thursday with his first five-wicket haul in one-day internationals. Left-arm paceman Willey, appearing in his first ODI since being left out of England’s World Cup-winning squad for Jofra Archer, took 5-30 as Ireland were dismissed…

1.4 million seek jobless aid as coronavirus keeps forcing layoffs

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 1,736 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has unleashed on the U.S. economy. The continuing wave of job cuts is occurring against the backdrop of a spike in virus cases that has led many states to halt plans to reopen businesses and has caused millions of consumers to delay any return to traveling, shopping and other normal economic activity. Those trends have forced many businesses to cut jobs or at least delay…

Trump Proposes To Postpone The Scheduled US Presidential Election

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 1,720 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.bolnews.com/ US President Donald Trump has proposed postponing the scheduled presidential election in November. The country’s constitution sets a date for the election, and Democrats are criticizing it after Donald Trump made the proposal. US President Trump is reiterating his claim that the election was rigged by mail without any evidence and is showing the possibility of postponing the election. In a tweet on a social networking site, he said, “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE…

Hajj 2020: In Pictures

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 1,869 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.bolnews.com/ The best, The chosen, The blessed! As the Hajj 2020 began amid restrictions on Wednesday, social media flooded with thousands of pictures of Holy Kaaba and rituals. A downsized Hajj, this year the number of pilgrims have been drastically reduced to 10,000 from last year’s 2.5 million. Some 70% of the pilgrims are foreigners residing in the kingdom, while the rest will be Saudi citizens. Lets take a took a look of Hajj in pictures and how social media is reacting: CHANGING OF KISWA  …

Hajj Sermon 2020: ‘Quran And Sunnah’ The Only Way To Salvation

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 631 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.bolnews.com/ Sheikh Abdullah Al-Manee while delivering a sermon of the Hajj 2020 urged all Muslims to remain united in the bonds of brotherhood. Sheikh Abdullah Al-Manee impressed upon the need for showing compassion towards parents, children, relatives and all living beings. He said The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) described the Muslim Ummah as one body. He said that Muslims should lead their lives according to Islam as it is the only way to lead a successful life. Sheikh Abdullah Al-Manee, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars…

Ashwin reignites ‘Mankad’ run out controversy with sanctions call

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 2,346 total views “Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler (left) exchanges words with Kings XI Punjab’s Ravichandran Ashwin after he was run out “Mankad” style by the spinner last year. ©AFP” /> New Delhi (AFP) – India’s Ravichandran Ashwin has reignited the controversy over “Mankad” dismissals, calling for new sanctions against batsmen who back up too far. Ashwin caused an international debate last year about the spirit of cricket after he dismissed England’s Jos Buttler at the non-striker’s end in an Indian Premier League game. Ashwin said offenders could be deducted runs or the…

Pakistan’s Akmal has three-year cricket ban halved on appeal

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 2,353 total views “Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal (left) with his lawyer in Lahore. ©AFP” /> Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) – Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal’s three-year ban from cricket for failing to report a match-fixing approach was on Wednesday reduced to 18 months on appeal, meaning he can resume playing in August next year. Former Pakistan supreme court judge and independent adjudicator Faqir Mohammad Khokhar announced the appeal result, which had been reserved two weeks ago, after a short hearing in Lahore attended by Akmal and his lawyer. Akmal pleaded guilty in April…

Pakistan pacer Haris cleared for England tour

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 937 total views “Haris Rauf taking a catch during a Pakistan Twenty20 match in Lahore in March 2020. ©AFP” /> Karachi (AFP) – Twenty20 pace sensation Haris Rauf has been cleared to join Pakistan’s cricket squad in England after twice testing negative for coronavirus, officials said Thursday. Rauf was ordered into quarantine on June 22 after testing positive for the virus, and despite never showing any symptoms failed four more tests before finally being cleared. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the 26-year-old will join the squad over the weekend. “As per…

Turkey Passes Law To Regulate Social Media Content

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 900 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.bolnews.com/ Turkey on Wednesday passed a controversial new law regulating social media to comply with any demands by the government to block or remove content. Under the new law by Turkey, social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter have to ensure they have local representatives in Turkey and to comply with court orders over the removal of certain content or face heavy fines. The legislation targets social networks with more than a million unique visits every day and says servers with Turkish users’ data must…

Three things we learned from the England-West Indies series

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 985 total views “England paceman Jofra Archer was forced to self-isolate after a breach of coronavirus protocols. ©AFP” /> Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – International cricket’s first major campaign since the coronavirus lockdown saw England triumph 2-1 in a three-Test series against the West Indies following a 269-run victory at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Below AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from a fascinating contest: – ‘Bubble cricket’ can work – Despite fears life in a bio-secure bubble, with teams holed up in onsite hotels and no spectators allowed…