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  1. If there's one thing that South Indian films have given, it is this impeccable star Vijay Devarakonda, who has not only impressed us with his acting chops but his brazen sense of style too. Right from wearing an expensive pair of chappals to making a statement in bizarre pants, it's obvious that his wardrobe is equal parts experimental and outlandish. © Viral Bhayani His pants are another unconventional style addition from his directory. The fabric sure is unusual and the fact that they are cropped at the hem dovetails in a dapper manner. Add to that, his accessories, the grey beanie and the silver ring finish off this look, quite well. View the full article
  2. If you havenât had a small man crush on R Madhavan after watching Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, there is something seriously wrong with you. Just go through the R Madhavanâs Instagram profile and youâll see that his entire feed is nothing but an awe-inducing thirst trap. © Instagram/actormaddy Be it something traditional, like kurta & pyjama, or a fine suit, the man knows how to dress up with panache, and set some seriously dope style goals. However, it turns out, that when it comes to street style and normcore, Madhavan operates on a whole new level. © Viral Bhayani He was recently spotted celebrating the birthday of a major filmmaker, in one of the zaniest and most casually chilled-out outfits, we have seen. © Viral Bhayani As simple as the ensemble may seem at first, there is actually a lot going on with it, which makes it one heck of an outfit. © Viral Bhayani First, letâs get to his shirt. The pocket is sewn on sideways, which in spite of giving a utilitarian and technical vibe to it, renders it redundant. Then there are the buffed up black cuffs of the sweat sleeve, which actually is a part of the shirt itself. The Off-White plaid shirt is actually quite kitschy, especially from the back. © Viral Bhayani The trousers, too, continue with the streetwear meets technical and utilitarian clothing, thanks to the manner in which the ridges have been implemented. They look a lot like leather trousers that bikers often wear. Considering how big a petrolhead Madhavan actually is, it wouldnât be a stretch to assume that the pants are one his biking trousers. © Viral Bhayani And finally, there are the boots that heâs wearing, and boy, are they something to look at. They have a very slimming silhouette, and yet, look enormous, thanks to the dual use of black leather. The rivets and the studs further add to the appeal of the boots. © Viral Bhayani All in all, a really dapper way to step out for a casual evening. Hats off Maddy, truly, this is a style we should all aspire to. View the full article
  3. Ah, the National Cricket Academy (NCA), the place which was supposed to be a gold mine of world-class cricketers who'd help India dominate international cricket for decades to come. Located in Bengaluru's Chinnaswamy Stadium, the NCA was the brainchild of the former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Raj Singh Dungarpur and was established in the year 2000. The BCCI signed massive contracts with other cricketing boards such as Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board to bring some of the best coaches and staff members onboard with the hopes of realising Dungarpur's dreams. But ever since its inception, the NCA has been looked at as nothing more than a rehabilitation centre for national players. With time, the Academy's image plummeted even further as cases of corruption began to surface. The latest hit that the institution's reputation took was when these so called “best doctors” in the business failed to diagnose Indian bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar's sports hernia and cleared him to play. Bhuvneshwar Kumar's injury puts a question mark over specialists team at NCA Bhuvneshwar Kumar was recently diagnosed with a hernia in Mumbai after he complained of discomfort post the two T20Is against West Indies. The fast-medium bowler has been rule... https://t.co/9Aguf9KHf2 pic.twitter.com/uFhZh1Xkk2 — HAFEEZ PARDESI (@VOICE_2U) December 14, 2019 Kumar, who was clearly not healthy enough to return to the field, suffered a relapsed hernia during India's T20I match against the West Indies at Wankhede, Mumbai on December 11, 2019 and now is unsure of his return to the game anytime soon. Injured cricketers like Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah have said "no" to seek medical attention at the NCA and preferred spending lakhs more to get treatment in London. Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya had refused to go to NCA: Sources https://t.co/rWs0wzsmCp — TOI Sports News (@TOISportsNews) December 14, 2019 Even though the Indian cricket board decided to improve the academy's name by appointing former Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid as its Head but even 'The Wall' couldn't bring about any radical changes. Well, that was until Sourav Ganguly became the new BCCI President. After Ganguly traveled to Bengaluru to have a discussion with Dravid in October, the power-duo has finally decided to team up once again and revive the NCA and make it the treasure chest it was always supposed to be. Sourav Ganguly - BCCI President Rahul Dravid - Head of the Cricket at NCA, Bengaluru Indian Cricket is in Safe hands now. pic.twitter.com/xUpoXuRVkF — Satyam Singh (@MyFreakyTweets) October 15, 2019 "The BCCI will consult a London-based clinic, Fortius, for setting up its medical panel," a top BCCI official told PTI. They have also decided to hire a social media expert to bring forward constant update on the on-goings inside the facility. Data analyst, another role that has become more and more important with the evolution of the sport, will also be appointed to keep a check on the cricketers' progress. They have also decided to hire a fast bowling coach who will be entrusted with the inception of a fast bowling program. A nutrition expert will also be brought onboard for forming personalised diet plans for the athletes under training. Ganguly and Dravid have expressed their hopes of revamping the NCA within the next 18 months. While things like introducing a medical panel and the inclusion of technology and opening a new Instagram account for the NCA don't sound like revolutionising ideas right now, they will continue to work in favour of the improvement of its reputation and bring about greater transparency in what goes on behind the closed walls of Chinnaswamy Stadium. View the full article
  4. QUETTA: Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday warned the government of serious consequences if it deviates from his demands. Fazl was addressing a press conference where he lashed out at the government. "Our...
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  6. ISLAMABAD: From blockade of main arteries of Islamabad and inter-city highway to the suspension of business activity and closure of schools and transport, the ongoing sit-in by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl had caused a serious disruption to the life...
  7. The majority of the people that I see in the gym have the same old idea about warm-up before beginning their workout. Five-to-seven minutes on a treadmill or spin bike and they will jump straight on to the bench press or squat rack and begin weight training. A lot of people don't even spend 5 minutes warming up their body but just perform a warm-up set before beginning the actual set. This is a clear invitation to injuries. If you also have been following a similar approach for warming up your body before exercise, read on to know one of the best ways to warm-up before training. Why Is Warming-Up Necessary? A warm-up before exercise prepares your body for the workout. It elevates the body temperature and increases heart rate and respiration. © Getty Images This, in turn, increases the flow of oxygenated blood to your working muscles. Secondly, a proper warm-up prepares you mentally as well for the upcoming workout. It will activate your neuro-muscular system to prepare your body for the upcoming movements. While some of you may think that warm-up is only for novices and beginners, even the most experienced and professional athletes also perform a good warm-up before their exercise. Step 1 – Getting Warmed Up Warming up your body can be done through various ways which include any form of cardiovascular exercise. The purpose of doing some form of cardiovascular exercise, in the beginning, is to elevate the heart rate and body temperature. You don't have to restrict yourself to the treadmill or stationary bikes but you can also choose to do skipping, jumping jacks or any other cardiovascular movement that you enjoy doing. © Getty Images Whatever option you choose amongst them, make sure that you gradually increase the effort. Don't just straight away increase the intensity. When you feel that your respiration rate has increased and the body temperature has risen slowly, you can stop doing this step for the warm-up. Step 2 – Foam Roll Though you could foam roll your entire body before beginning the workout, I suggest you at least foam roll the particular muscle group that you will be training that day. © Getty Images What a form roller does is that it mobilizes the fluid component of the tissue and activates as well as balances the muscle spindle. This, in turn, provides information to your body about the changes in the length and tension of the muscle that you are working on. If there is any specific muscle group that is stiff, make sure to foam roll it appropriately till the time it relaxes and there is a decrease in tenderness. Step 3 – Perform Dynamic Stretching © Getty Images Dynamic stretching is like informing your muscles that they are going to be used up extensively in the next few minutes. Dynamic stretching, in very simple words, means taking your muscles and joints through a full range of motion in multiple planes. I recommend including dynamic stretches for upper as well lower body so that your body is thoroughly prepared for the warm-up set. After performing the dynamic stretching for a couple of minutes, begin with the warm-up set for the exercise that you will be doing for the day. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  8. In this article, I'm not going to tell you about the basic stuff which everyone carries to the gym like perfume, towel, shaker, etc. © Dsptch Gym It's not about carrying a supplement shop and carrying things like: 1) BCAAs 2) fat burner pills 3) glutamine The below 5 essentials will help you in getting the best out of your training and will help you face your most challenging exercises with confidence. These 5 gym essentials can take your training to the next level if used properly. 1) Flat Shoes: Flat shoes are one of the best shoes for weight lifting. They have a solid grip over the gym mats and provide safety when lifting a heavy load. Flat sole shoes like converse, vans, etc. A huge benefit is the ability to activate more muscle and recruit more fibres. These shoes enable you to push through the floor much easier, which will allow you to produce more force during a lift. When you work out, especially during leg exercises you have to be driving through the heels. It is very hard to drive force through the heel in running shoes. The sole does not support that. Lifting shoes can help you to feel sturdier during heavy squats, deadlifts and any other free compound lift. 2) Knee Sleeves Or Wraps Knee sleeves or wraps protect your knees and give you the confidence to lift heavy loads on squats, leg press, etc. It also provides joint warmth. Don't wrap your knees with knee wraps too tightly it might block your blood flow. Keep the tightness from 7-8/10. For knee sleeves, go for neoprene material 7mm-10mm. 3) Weight Training Belt: A belt can be a useful piece for supportive strength equipment in your training, but it shouldn't be relied on. © Getty Images It's always a better idea to build a solid foundation of muscle and strong lifting mechanics before reaching for & possibly overusing a belt. Weight lifting belt keeps your lower back safe. It supports the torso during big lifts like squats, deadlifts, bench press, overhead press, etc. It also provides you with confidence when loading weights on the bar. 4) Lifting Straps: Wrist straps can be beneficial when performing any pulling movements or holding any heavy load. It prevents you from grip failure. Grip failure is one of the main reason where you shift back from lifting a heavy load. You can use lifting straps on any back movements, deadlifts and shrugs. How to put the straps? Setting on your wrist straps and attaching them to the bar can be critical. Wrapping technique will change based on the length of the strap and where the loop is stitched. Everyone has their favourite method, but here's mine: I find it comfortable to wrap one hand exactly where I want it, then wrap the other hand closer to the already-wrapped hand (so I can use it for help with the wrapping method), then push the second hand into position. 5) Training Logbook: A training log book can be helpful to note down how much work you put every session. You can track your sets, reps, load, etc. Training without a plan not knowing how much weight to lift, the number of reps you should be doing and what you're trying to improve is like taking a road trip without a map. Your main goal is to improve on what you did in your last training session, that's called progression. Any workout without progression means you're not developing, which means you didn't have a productive workout. Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  9. Just when I thought Facebook was done screwing up its user's privacy, a new report just popped up saying that Facebook's employees had access to hundreds of millions of user passwords. Good job, Facebook! Yesterday, when an independent security journalist named Brian Krebs reported about this mistake, Facebook issued a press release to confirm the same and said it discovered the mishap during a “routine security review in January.” Here's the best part - The press release was titled “Keeping Passwords Secure”. LOL! © Reuters Krebs' report noted that anywhere between 200 to 600 million people are affected due to this mistake, which shouldn't have happened in the first place. In fact, it looks like some passwords were found in archives dating back to 2012. The social media site estimates that hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users. Looks like the issue has been fixed and it will notify everyone affected. © Pexels According to Facebook, there's no evidence that plain text passwords were exposed outside of the company, neither were they abused internally. So, it says even the affected users don't necessarily need to change their passwords, but I'd still change it if I were you. I am sure you know that this isn't the first security breach that Facebook and its users are dealing with. All we've been hearing about is Facebook and it's privacy issues. It all started with the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and it's just been a string of bad security issues. People even started dumping Facebook, which I once wondered was the right thing to do. But now, I have some serious trust issues and I wonder if it's time to dump the platform for real.
  10. “Streaming is going to change the future of gaming, and it'll kill the consoles” - I am sure you've heard a lot of phrases like this during the past few months. Honestly, I didn't give into the whole game-streaming hype until last night, when Google unveiled Stadia, its ambitious gaming platform. As much as I like my consoles, I really think Stadia has the potential to pose a serious threat to them. In case you haven't seen it till now, Stadia's website boldly claims that “the future of gaming is not a box.” In all fairness, I think Google's presentation last night at GDC was convincing enough to support this claim. I say that because the idea of streaming a game online makes a lot of sense to me. Instead of throwing in all your money to buy dedicated gaming hardware, you can simply sign up for Stadia and play it on the device of your choice. © YouTube This means you could literally be playing Red Dead Redemption 2 (great game), on your TV, or heck, even a smartphone. So in this case, the TV or the smartphone and a controller is all you need to play such a demanding title. No downloads, no installations, and no “box”, as Google likes to call it. Google's data centre would do all the heavy work, and the internet will take care of the rest for you. All that sounds impressive, but how much will Stadia cost? Well, Google didn't have a lot to say about the pricing, but I am sure the service is not going to be free. In fact, I think it's going to be more expensive than any kind of streaming service that you use currently. I mean, c'mon, we're talking about a service that's going to help you play even the most demanding titles without the expensive hardware. That being said, I still think it'll be less expensive than, say, a gaming console from the likes of Sony and Microsoft. Look, I don't know how the upcoming PS5 or the rumoured Xbox Two is going to cost. But considering the fact the current-gen consoles were around $400 - $500 at launch, I am assuming the next ones will be pricier. And that's just for the console, and there are a lot of expenses like the PSN subscription, Xbox Game pass, and more. © Google So if Google Stadia is priced right, which I think it will, we are looking at a serious competition here. And then there's the whole ecosystem to consider as well. Imagine a situation where you're, say, watching a streamer on YouTube gaming or Twitch. With Stadia, you'd literally be able to tap a button and start playing that exact game without having to do much work. It's exactly the kind of seamless experience that I've always wanted. Also, there's seamless accessibility, Google Assistant integration, co-op gameplay, Stadia's State Play features, etc. Look, I can keep going with all these features and make some educated guesses here. But being able to experience all the games on a smartphone or a tablet from the comfort of my couch is convincing enough for me. Of course, all of this is going to take time, but streaming, particularly, Google's streaming service, has the potential to upend gaming consoles. If not, I can at least say that it has the potential to become one of the preferred ways of playing games for a lot of people.
  11. In a world full of people who don't want to get settled, it becomes hard if you are looking for something stable. You get called prude, old-fashioned, and too patient. All you get from the left and right swipes is a date who wouldn't want to know you the morning after. That is how our generation has become. It is all about getting naked, and nothing about companionship or compatibility. And the ones who want to know you, they usually want to know about your wild fantasies. That's why dating these days feels like a sprint whereas it should be a marathon. If you too feel like you don't belong in this world, you need to change a little. Following are a few things you can do to casually look for something serious: · Don't Push For Commitment Right From The Start You can't get a commitment on the very first day. Understand that building a relationship takes time. It is something which happens with the flow. Don't scare off your date by talking about the commitment the first time you meet. Let him/her know that you're looking for something serious but you understand that it doesn't happen in a day or two. So you're ready to go with the flow. · Ask Questions Get to know your date as much as you can. Ask questions about their goals, their dream, their lifestyle. It will reveal the kind of person they are. Then you can judge better is they seem worth your time. More importantly, their answers will reveal if they're a casual person or they know how to be serious too. For instance, if a person's hobby is drinking and bar hopping, you may expect that they like a certain pace and might not be ready for stability. On the other hand, if you find someone who is discussing his life goals, that would be the person who is serious in life and might be looking for the same. · Hold Back & Be Mysterious Don't open your entire life on the first date. Hint about the crazy things you did but don't reveal it to them. The idea here is to get them hooked to you. If they are, then even if they're looking for something casual, they might think of sticking for a longer period. No matter how hook-up cultured your date is, if you show that you're independent, smart, fun, and there's some mystery, then thought of having something stable with you would cross their mind. And all is well that ends well. These were some of the things you can do to find something stable in this on-the-move world. As they say, if you want to change the world, change yourself first.
  12. Every once in a while, we see the union of some of the most influential people of their respective fields. Power couples like Beyonce and Jay Z, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, Barack and Michelle Obama are obviously atop the list. But what about those couples that are exclusive to sports? 1. Dinesh Karthik & Dipika Pallikal View this post on Instagram Missing my lady @dipikapallikal A post shared by Dinesh Karthik (@dk00019) on Jul 28, 2018 at 7:10am PDT One of the most successful wicketkeepers for the Indian cricket team, Dinesh Karthik is well on his way to getting selected for India's 2019 World Cup roster. Barring the last T20I match against New Zealand, Karthik is one of the more dependable batsmen for India. His wife, Dipika Pallikal is the most successful squash player in the country to play professionally. With her highest world rankings at 10 (2012), Pallikal even won the gold in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. 2. Triple H & Stephanie McMahon View this post on Instagram âªThat moment when going out for groceries turns into an upcoming episode of @CarpoolKaraoke with @StephanieMcMahon. Btw, I sound much better when I lip sync… A post shared by Paul "Triple H" Levesque (@tripleh) on May 31, 2018 at 1:14pm PDT Spearheading the most famous wrestling show in the world, this power couple may be the strongest married duo (and we mean that literally) of all time. While wrestler Triple H is one of the best in-ring performers of the business, the involvement of his wife Stephanie McMahon, in some of the most epic storylines during WWE's 'Attitude Era' was absolutely entertaining and worth watching time and time again. 3. Saina Nehwal & Parupalli Kashyap View this post on Instagram Photo shoot ð¸ð¸... #magazine ðð¸ A post shared by SAINA NEHWAL (@nehwalsaina) on Feb 7, 2019 at 8:01am PST The newest power couple on the block, shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap have found new form ever since they tied the knot last year. Much senior in experience when it comes to competitive badminton, Saina Nehwal can often be seen coaching Kashyap during games. However, she has also publicly announced that her husband has brought in a lot of changes in her game that have led to some great advancements in her performance. 4. Mitchell Starc & Alyssa Healy View this post on Instagram Picture 1. Mitch and I trying to do our best model poses while my feet were still fresh in my heels..... ð- Picture 2. Dreams do come true.....Thanks everybody! A post shared by Alyssa Healy (@a_healy) on Feb 11, 2019 at 11:00pm PST Australian cricketer, Mitchell Starc is probably the scariest pacers Down Under. Winning the 2017 Allan Border Medal in the best Test bowler category for his performance against Sri Lanka in 2016, Starc is also a decent batsman who is only 14th Aussie to take 100+ wickets and score 1000+ runs in Test cricket. His wife and also an Aussie cricketer, Alyssa Healy on the other hand, just capped a brilliant year as she won the prestigious Belinda Clark Award while also being named ODI and T20 player of the year during the Australia's Women's Awards.
  13. If you're completely relying on a particular ecosystem of products, you'd expect them to have easy connectivity options, at least among each other. While Apple has among the best in-sync mechanisms on the software end using iCloud and AirDrop, the company has some serious issues with hardware. Anand Mahindra, CEO of Mahindra Group, bought himself an iPad Pro and realised a normal iPhone lightning connector no longer works with it. To charge the new tablet, a USB-C connection has been provided and you need to carry a separate connector for the device. This fact annoyed the Indian billionaire and he expressed his disappointment on Twitter. © BCCL In a tweet, Mahindra said that he will have to buy a new charger as well as earphone which will add to the list of accessories he needs to carry while travelling. The business tycoon added that this is why most people are sticking to the existing model of their device. When Apple released the lightning connector in 2012, it was supposed to be the de facto option for devices like mobiles and tablets. Don't get us wrong, USB-C is equally advanced and in many cases even better thanks to compatibility with non-Apple devices. But, Apple has been pushing the new port very selectively, coercing users to carry two cables at a given point, one for the iPhone and one for the iPad. Got a new iPad & found that the lightning connector's been https://t.co/UmJpsLysGo need a new charger which doesn't work with my iPhone&new earphones too.More junk when I travel. Great strategy to boost accessory sales, but not surprised more folks are sticking to existing models — anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 18, 2019 If Apple is serious about pushing USB-C in all its devices, it should also upgrade the port on iPhone's. Over the years, Apple has been as frustrating as it is innovative, especially when it comes to changing chargers on its devices. Apple also removed the MagSafe port from the Mac line-up and added a USB-C instead. This led to even more problems for the end user since the laptop completely eliminated USB-A, forcing users to depend on multiple dongles for SD cards, HDMI, and more. © iMore Buying a new cable for an Apple device is also significantly expensive, leaving users with no option but to spend or perish. He also expressed unhappiness over the matter that the accessories like earphone for iPhone is also not compatible with iPad Pro. When Apple removed the headphone jack from iPhones, it provided small lightning to 3.5mm dongle in the box. With the latest iPhones, even the dongle isn't available out of the box. © The Verge The point is, Apple is a premium brand should stop ignoring basic user requirements. While these actions are getting them some more cash in the short term, pissing off buyers is never a good idea in the longer run.
  14. I have been meaning to put this down in words for a while but for some reason, I stopped. I thought it's just a couple of people and not a growing chunk of 'gym enthusiasts' who are getting into their workouts for fun. But that's exactly what's happening and here I am scribbling it up. Yup, that 'fun while working out' thing that people and trainers keep talking about is probably keeping you from getting into the best shape of your life. How? Let me chop it up for you. What 'Having Fun With Your Workouts' Mean And What It Has Really Become If you like exercising and tie your daily activities around your gym time, plan your meals and prioritize your sleep, you are 'actually' having fun. That's when you are actually motivated and treading the right path to see results. You hold on to a routine, see changes and dig deeper with a smile on your face. Entering the gym and cracking small talk with clueless people, doing stupid functional exercises and making stupider videos isn't what having fun with your workouts mean. Sorry, to burst your bubble, it doesn't! © Pixabay What Do You Really Get Into The Gym For? If you are a 9-5 deskie, how much time can you possibly dedicate to your workout sessions? Not over an hour and a half, or even less. In that time do you really want to get into a workout to have fun? If your answer is yes, then you are certainly not chasing results. You are probably in there to just change your monotonous routine. People who chase a good looking body don't have time to break into a chat or hug five different people at the gym. They get in to get the work done. Do You Have 'Some Fun At Work' When You Are Trying To Be The Best? Come on, let's not sugar coat things here. No matter how cool your work place is but every task demands a certain level of seriousness. That's how success is achieved. You want to lose weight, look better, build some muscle, get beach ready, right? Then why do want to waste your time having 'fun' and not be focused in the gym? © Pixabay I'm Not Asking You To Become An 'Asocial Or Anti-Fun' Person. I'm Just Asking You To Set Your Priorities Right With Workouts I can bet that half way into this article, a lot of joggers and aqua zumba regulars will start fretting. Not minding them, I'll still ask you to get serious about your gym time. That one hour, if utilized right, can have an impeccable impact on your social, professional and personal life. If you are giving your all while working out, you are having fun.
  15. For a man who lurked in the shadows of prominent stars for the better part of his playing career, Aakash Chopra still had a fairly decent run in the domestic circuit. Playing for Delhi, he scored 783 runs in the 2007-08 season to guide his team to the Ranji Trophy title. The same season saw him scoring 310 runs and playing a pivotal role in North Zone's title-winning campaign in the Duleep Trophy. Post-retirement, Chopra began his second innings in cricket and quickly became one of the most highly sought after commentators and analysts of the game. Thanks to his know-how of the game, the 40-year-old has struck a chord with Indian fans, who have been ardent followers of the former Delhi cricketer on social media. © BCCL He is one of those rare individuals, who has the capability of influencing the minds of fans and drawing a reaction, something that many can only dream of. A similar incident came to the fore recently, when Chopra shared a photograph of what looked like a restaurant bill on social media. Paid nearly 7 Lac for a meal ðð¤£ðð Welcome to Indonesia ð®ð©ð pic.twitter.com/LYySPXPN3c — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 15, 2018 While the food items - which mainly included Indian vegetarian dishes - appeared in order, it was the total amount of the bill that left everyone scratching their heads. The former Indian cricketer apparently paid close to 7 lakh for what looked like an ordinary meal in Indonesia. "Paid nearly 7 Lac for a meal. Welcome to Indonesia," he tweeted. Known for his wit and humour, Chopra was trying to poke fun at his fans by claiming that he paid 7 lakh for a meal. But, in reality, he paid 7 lakh Indonesian rupiah, which translates to around Rs 3,300. While some fans came up with witty replies, others trolled the Indian commentator for his post. Translates to approx. 3500 in Indian rupees :) — Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) July 15, 2018 How cheap is this even not a engineer get 7 lakh per annum — Suraj Mishra (@SurajMi51087850) July 15, 2018 Akash bhai sorry to say....but this post not suitable to u bcz u r always been a good analyst... So u have to analyse money exchange before u post....bdw for your commentary 100% ...love — CA. Shailesh Prajapati (@Shailes93594208) July 15, 2018 Not a person to judge but Indonesia me bhi chole bhature??? Kamaal karte ho.. — MMG (@OldThibido) July 16, 2018 Hope the Veg Kebab was worth the price of 135k! 𤪠— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) July 15, 2018 Never understood why Indians go abroad and eat from an Indian restaurant. — Nikhil srikumar (@NikhilSrikumar) July 15, 2018 Bhai utney mein aadmi 2 baar Court marraige karley , woh v Taj mein Party dey kay !! — Debabrata Nayak (@nayak_debabrata) July 15, 2018 Haha curry is 90K while kulcha is 123K :-) — Hiren Patel (@hirenvpatel) July 15, 2018 ððItna Sara rupia hazam karlia !! — Aritra Dey (@Captain_akshay) July 16, 2018
  16. I won't sugarcoat this: if you aren't serious and laser focused in the weights room, no steroids or fancy diets will help you. Take your workouts lightly and the results you are going to get will be, well, depressing. Coming and engaging in small talks or looking at yourself in the mirror, that's not called working out. Here are 5 signs that separate the gym monkeys from serious lifters. Which one are you? Serious Lifters Don't Give A Damn About Fancy Gym Wear Look around at your gym. The most jacked dude would be wearing nothing too fancy. Probably a tank on, averagely priced trainers on his feet and an old tank top on that reeks of hard work. That's about it. On the other hand a gym monkey will walk in all decked up like he's off to shoot for a magazine cover. Come to training, he does exactly the opposite- nothing worthy. Now I am not saying walk around with unwashed stinking gear in the gym but stop looking like you aren't there to sweat, which is exactly why you are there. Once Inside The Weights Room, The Phone Doesn't Exist For A Serious Lifter How to spot a gym monkey? If you see a dude more on his phone than his workout, he's a certified gym monkey. If you workout hard, there's no way in hell you will be interested in checking up on social media. Unless you are logging in your sets and weights or shuffling your playlist, you have no business having your face in your phone. © Upfitness Serious Lifters Always Walk In With A Plan Leading To A Goal It isn't uncommon to see 90% of the dudes walking into a gym without any clue about what to do. Let alone a program, most don't even know which exercises to do. These are the monkeys. Serious lifters always walk in with a set plan of attacking different muscle groups. You wouldn't see these guys hopping from station to station hitting random exercises. They have their goals clear and move towards them every day. Small Talks Are Stupid For Serious Lifters Get in and shake some hands and have some 'eye contact hellos' and a serious lifter gets to work. That's max social serious lifters get inside the gym. Now look at the monkeys- get in and hug 10 different people and tell each one of them how he fought with his girlfriend last night and how sore he is. In short- wasting time! Come on man, you aren't in the gym to make small talks. You can leave that for social media. © YouTube Serious Lifters Care About The Work They Do, Not About How They 'Look' While Working Hard Seen those Arnold pictures where he makes crazy faces while lifting? Yup, that's the 'hard as hell' work being done. Now when you seriously move weights, you wouldn't give a rat's ass about how good your expressions, jaw line or hairstyle looks. If you care about how slick you look in the mirror in front of you, your focus isn't on pushing hard enough. F**k the looks man, let's get to work that rattles our soul!
  17. Yes, you heard it right! Fortnite comes out on Android devices this summer. Fortnite is free to play and has attracted millions of players thanks to its competitive Battle Royale mode. Fortnite first came to iOS in April after its initial release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac in the summer of 2017. This news was announced by Epic Games in a developer blog post stating that the highly-awaited Android version is slated for a release later this summer. © Epic Games One of the primary reasons why Fortnite has yet to come to the Android ecosystem is because the current mobile version of the game is still relatively unstable, and has a tendency to crash. Beyond that statement, Epic Games didn't release any further details about its development for the Android OS. Epic Games has listed out some of the features that the mobile version will have: 1. Voice Chat – users will be able to chat with their teammates as well as mute other players for an uninterrupted experience. 2. Battery Saver Mode – it increases performance by lowering the graphics quality and reduces power consumption so that the game can be played even on devices with midrange hardware. 3. Customizable HUD – Same as the one we see in the iOS version. 4. Reduced Installation Size – the overall update patches will be smaller and be downloaded in the background. © Epic Games The company's statement said, "We're also looking to make it really easy to mute yourself, other players, or open up all communications with a simple tap. There will be a button on the screen that lets you mute yourself, mute everyone in your party, or go back to open-microphone.” Epic Games hasn't announced a firm release date yet, their same blog post promises that “when we have more information to share, you'll hear it from us first.” © Epic Games The game is already reported to be making close to $2 million a day from its increasingly popular iOS mobile version. Fortnite Battle Royale, which is free to download and play, earns revenue through in-game purchases for cosmetics like skins and emotes, none of which grant players competitive advantages. The game has already surpassed the achievements of games like Candy Crush and Pokemon Go and it's obvious that addition of Android compatibility will further help strengthen its userbase as well as statistics. Keep in mind though, only the free multiplayer Battle Royale mode is available for mobile, and that's unlikely to change with the Android update. Read Also: Essential Tips and Tricks to Master Fornite Battle Royale
  18. Lava erupts on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, US. Photo: Reuters PAHOA, HAWAII: A stream of lava threatened to block a key Hawaii highway on Saturday that serves as an escape route for coastal...
  19. There is absolutely nothing wrong in being in a relationship and more so, if it's a successful relationship at any given point in time. Actually, it's quite amazing, if I do say so myself. If you're in your 20s and are managing a serious relationship, it's quite commendable but then, this article is not really for you! The twenties are a time in your life where you either make it or break it, or are still stuck in the paradigm of trying to find yourself and getting to know yourself better. If you haven't figured yourself out, do you really have room to figure another person out? Besides, twenties are a time to completely do away with serious things like relationships and have a ball instead. There is plenty of time in life to find the one you truly want to spend the rest of your life with and maybe your twenties can be kept for finding your true purpose instead, so you can live that purpose thereon. Casual dating in your twenties is also quite an experience and it should definitely be one, because dating does teach you a lot about life and how to just be around another person. So have your flings, work hard or figure out what you need to work hard for and maybe avoid a serious relationship? Because all serious relationships should be well reserved for your thirties and beyond! Here's why getting into a serious relationship in your twenties is probably not the best idea. You're Definitely Not Ready For Commitments Or are you? Do you really think you're ready for a commitment at 25 or post? A commitment is something you have to stick with, for the rest of your life! I mean you're not committed to trimming your nostril hair everyday, so I am not sure if you're ready to commit to another person altogether! Think about it. A commitment takes a lot! You're Probably Not Stable At this point in time you're looking for stability yes, but you're not stable enough to give it to someone else. You're stumbling between work and partying your life away and to find the stability to carry forth a relationship, might be a tad tough for you. You're Inept To Take Care Of Another Person And I really don't mean that in a bad way. While you may be great at taking care of yourself, but at this time you're a little more selfish than you will be sometime in the future and that's absolutely okay, because sometimes being selfish teaches you a lot! You have to be well equipped to take care of your needs first before you can be held accountable for anyone else's needs. It's just as simple as that! So I'd suggest you take all the time in the world to become that person. You're Attracted To Almost Every Woman You See In your twenties, you're a bit more shallow than what you will be in the future. You'll see a lot more responsibility in yourself while picking a life partner later in life, but in your twenties, it's all about looks and who's hot and who is not. If you're dating someone, you'll always wonder if they're good enough for you and whether or not you'll find someone better. You'll always wonder whether you're settling for less or not! Besides, you'll meet a lot of attractive women you'd want to get to know and you should do that perhaps, and not get into something serious right that instant. You're Not Ready For 'Sacrifices' When you get into a serious relationship, you'll have to make a 100 sacrifices for the other person in order to make the relationship work but the thing is, you've just started making small sacrifices of your happiness to achieve your dreams. So balancing out the two can be rather tough. Making a sacrifice takes a lot and if it's for another person, it can really affect what you're looking to achieve in the future. You're Still Understanding What Millennial Dating Is The concept of dating has changed a lot over the years and the current generation is still understanding it. It's certainly not like before, where dating someone was a lot more organic. There wasn't much technology and meeting someone was always by chance. Today, everyone is swiping their dating apps and finding the best possible matches. Dating and switching partners has become a lot more callous and fast paced, and people are still trying to figure that out. So it's best to figure out millennial dating, because that'll give you a better perspective about how much effort is actually required to do a serious relationship and maybe you aren't ready for it yet. You'll Probably Run Away From Then Idea Of Marriage The idea of settling down right now is quite unsettling for you, because you have nothing concrete going on in your life, except if you're managing your dad's business! So if you're in a serious committed relationship, your partner may float about the idea of getting married and that might throw you off your chair, because you're perhaps a commitment phobic and don't want to settle. So, maybe don't get into anything so serious, so you don't hurt the other person. The Last Thing You Can Keep Are Promises Because there is so much going on in life right now, keeping promises can go amiss due to unavoidable circumstances. You'll probably promise to take her mom to the market and absolutely forget because you were busy doing overtime at work. You don't want to be named the 'promise breaker' now do you? You're Still Exploring Your Sexuality Your twenties are when you're the most sexually active and you're exploring your sexuality, however you can. Sleeping around and having threesomes and orgies are a fad (perhaps). You'd probably want to get all of that out of your system before you make a commitment to someone else. Because when you're committed and in a serious relationship, you really can't mess around, can you? So go on, explore every ounce of your sexuality. Now is the time to do so! You Barely Understand What Love Is Unless you've been in love, you won't know what it is and that's one of the things required to be in a serious relationship. Your idea of love comes from the couples you see around you, including your parents and movies and TV shows you watch. You might mistake attraction and infatuation for love time and again, until of course you spend subsequent amount of time with the person and make a relationship out of it. I am not saying one should not get into a serious relationship in their twenties, all I am trying to say is that, a serious relationship can really take away from your focus of doing what you really wish to do in life. It takes a lot to make a good relationship work and what's the point of experiencing failure in a relationship when you're not ready to be in one! So chill out, have fun and make the most of what you have. That's what you're twenties are for! You're thirties, though, are for a complete life-game changer and we'll come to that soon!
  20. Even before making his debut in Bollywood, Ishaan Khatter is creating quite a buzz in the tinsel town. Since the time the trailer of his movie 'Beyond the Clouds' has hit the Internet, people are already calling him the next big star of Bollywood. Critics are stunned by his performance in Majid Majidi's film and now the actor will soon impress the audience with his movie 'Dhadak' as well, where he will be seen with Janhvi Kapoor. © ZeeStudios Have you seen the trailer yet? If not, then trust us you are missing on Ishaan's intense acting show that will leave you impressed. Well, not many expected such a raving performance from a debutant in his first movie itself. But we got to give the credit to Majidi, who brought out the best in Ishaan. For those of you who didn't know, let us tell you that the talented Ishaan has already got his first Best Actor award at an international award show. And now we have another video from the movie that is winning the internet. Watching Prabhudeva dance to his iconic number Muqabla always gets us excited and now we see Shahid Kapoor's little brother do the same. © Youtube Well, many have tried to match up to the dance maestro's steps and Ishaan too is trying his best. Although no one can recreate what Prabhudeva did, Shahid Kapoor's brother is trying his best and we can see that. © YouTube Check out the young actor's version of Muqabla and tell us what you think about it:
  21. The Apple Watch has been one of the most important wearables that were launched in the recent past, and today, it can accurately detect atrial fibrillation. It is a serious heart condition that is one of the leading causes of a stroke. © BCCL The feature is currently in testing and a new medical study has offered proof that wearables can do more than just tracking your steps. The study was coordinated by University of California, San Francisco and asked users to download an app that can detect atrial fibrillation. With the help of the app, the Apple Watch can detect irregular or rapid beats of the top two chambers of the heart. The study was conducted amongst 9,750 volunteers out of which 347 participants were already diagnosed with the heart condition. The app is known as CardioGram and it was able to read heart rate data of users who had irregular heartbeats and atrial fibrillation with a 97 percent accuracy rate. © BCCL The study said “97% accuracy refers to the c-statistic, or area under the sensitivity-specificity curve. Surprisingly, both the sensitivity and specificity of DeepHeart were even higher than an FDA-cleared Apple Watch ECG attachment -- 98% (vs 93%) sensitivity and 90% (vs 84%) specificity.” UCSF and Cardiogram are now also working to determine whether the Apple Watch can also detect hypertension, early signs of diabetes and sleep apnea. Earlier studies have indicated that these conditions could be spotted in data collected by Apple Watch and other wearable devices. © Youtube What's cool is that Apple Watch is a fun wearable that now has an advantage over other heart rate monitors and some wearables. It can help diagnose serious heart problems which is an added bonus for something that is already dominating the wristwatch market. Hopefully, these features would encourage more users to buy wearables in the near future and help the market grow even further. Source: CultofMac
  22. From Wasim Akram's lethal swing and Waqar Younis' toe-crushing yorkers to the fiery pace of Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistan has a history of unearthing fast bowling talent who have made a mark in international cricket. And, there seems to be no end to Pakistan's ever-increasing supply of pacers. While Mohammad Amir is currently spearheading Pakistan's bowling attack, the national selectors would have surely lost sleep after watching the video of a young boy whose bowling talent has taken social media by storm. I just recieved this video and don't know about this brilliant kid, want to know your thoughts abt this terrific bowling. @wasimakramlive @shoaib100mph @iramizraja @SAfridiOfficial pic.twitter.com/8JPRQNHlfj — Faizan Ramzan (@faizanramzank) February 27, 2018 The youngster, with no bowling jump, reminded everyone of Akram as he bowled to a single stump in his backyard. The video showed his ability to accurately hit the stump on a consistent basis. And, since then, everyone has been talking about this kid's talent. Where is this boy??? We have serious talent flowing through the veins of our nation and no platform for these kids to be discovered. It's time we do something about it #TheFutureOfCricketIsWithOurYouth https://t.co/ybzd5ASeTx — Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) February 28, 2018 In fact, Akram, himself, shared the video through his official handle on Twitter. “Where is this boy??? We have serious talent flowing through the veins of our nation and no platform for these kids to be discovered. It's time we do something about it #TheFutureOfCricketIsWithOurYouth,” he tweeted. Another Wasim Akram maybe? https://t.co/QKpkJ80vtg — Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) February 28, 2018 The tweet also prompted Akram's wife Shaniera to comment: "Another Wasim Akram maybe?”. Akram, a champion left-armer who claimed 414 Test wickets and 502 ODI scalps, is currently appointed as the director of the Multan Sultans franchise in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  23. If you are someone who has recently started lifting weights with an ambition to build a good physique, there is a good chance the following has happened to you. You went to the gym for 6 days a week, did all the bicep curling possible, ran miles and miles on the treadmill followed by a thousand ab crunches like your trainer suggested, and still look the same months down the line. Well, if this describes you, then this piece is right up your alley. The common fallacy that most beginners fall victim to is that they do not give importance to the basics and start following trends. There is a good chance that the person they follow either has much more training experience than a beginner does or they are trying to sell them something. © Youtube I am not writing this piece to take a dump on social media fitness celebs but rather putting a point across. A simple analogy here would be the process of constructing a house. Would it make sense to start designing the windows before you have built a house? Exactly my point here! Build a strong foundation and aesthetics will follow suit. What are the things you need to focus on? 1. Lift heavy 2. Get stronger 3. Rest 4. Do it consistently Doing hundreds of bicep curls and thousands of ab crunches are not going to aid the cause here. So, which exercises work best, you ask? COMPOUND EXERCISES Compound exercises help you become stronger and lift heavier in the long run because: 1. They stimulate more muscle per exercise 2. They engage your core and stabilizers 3. They are more functional 4. They have a carryover effect So, having a workout plan focusing more on compounds will help you lift heavy and get stronger. Compound exercises can be split into three sub-groups namely Leg exercises, Push exercises, and Pull exercises. The leg exercises will help you target the leg muscles, push exercises will help target the upper body muscles and the pull exercises help you target the upper body muscles, required for pulling. As a beginner, you are more sensitive to growth and you can build more muscle compared to someone who has been lifting for over 8-to-10 months. Therefore, it makes more sense to incorporate one compound exercise for legs, push, and pull muscles in every workout. Additional ab work can be done if desired but you can definitely skip the bicep curling as you will be engaging them in your pulling exercises. The Best Picks A few of my favored exercises for these movements are: Legs - Back squats, Deadlifts, and Bulgarian split squat. Push - Bench press, Overhead press, and Incline bench press. Pull - Pull-ups, Barbell rows, and T-Bar rows. Abs (optional) - Reverse crunches, Weighted crunches, and Planks. For a beginner, using these principles, a workout plan would look like this: Day 1 - Squats, Bench Press, Pull-ups, and (optional) Reverse Crunches. Day 2 - Rest Day 3 - Deadlifts, Overhead press, Barbell rows, and (optional) Weighted crunches. Day 4 - Rest Day 5 - Bulgarian split squats, Incline bench press, T-Bar rows, and (optional) Planks. Day 6 -> Rest Day 7 -> Rest Day 8 -> Repeat You can do 3 to 4 sets of these exercises for 8 to 10 reps. The rest period between these sets can be anywhere between 3 to 5+ minutes if needed. Do not follow the 'rest is for losers' mentality and get back to the next set in 30 seconds. © YouTube Two reasons: 1. These are not bicep curls! You are engaging more muscles per exercise. Your body will take time to recover. 2. The entire purpose of intensity will be defeated as shorter rest periods will screw you over by killing intensity. Rest days will ensure you are not building a lot of fatigue and that all your sessions can be done with maximum intensity rather than it feeling like a punishment. This workout will not only help you grow better but your strength gains will go through the roof as you are building a strong foundation as opposed to doing a hundred curls and a thousand crunches. Go ahead, plug in this plan, and start building some serious muscle. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness.
  24. Neymar suffered a sprained ankle and a fractured metatarsal when he was stretchered off in Sunday´s win over Marseille PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar suffered a sprained ankle and a fractured metatarsal when he was stretchered off in Sunday´s win over Marseille, the Ligue 1 leaders announced on Monday. The Brazilian, who signed for PSG in a world-record move from Barcelona last year, is now a serious injury doubt for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes on March 6. PSG trail in the tie after a 3-1 first-leg defeat in Spain, with their hopes of a maiden Champions League title taking a further body blow with the confirmation of Neymar´s injury, although they didn´t specify how long the 26-year-old would be out of action. "Additional examinations performed today (ultrasound and CT) confirmed an external sprain of the right ankle, but also an associated fissure of the fifth metatarsal," PSG said in a short statement. The chances of Neymar returning to fitness in time to face the reigning European champions now appear extremely slim. He is all but certain to miss Wednesday´s French Cup quarter-final against Marseille and the weekend´s Ligue 1 visit to Troyes, with the Real clash just three days later. Metatarsal injuries usually take weeks, if not months to recover from. Just last year, Neymar´s international team-mate Gabriel Jesus was out of action for two months after breaking a metatarsal with Manchester City, and has struggled with further injuries since. Former England stars David Beckham and Wayne Rooney spent six weeks on the sidelines with metatarsal injuries in the past, with both still arguably being rushed back too soon for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups respectively. Brazil fans will also be keeping a close eye on Neymar´s fitness, especially after he missed their 2014 World Cup thrashing by Germany with injury. PSG, who lead the French top flight by a massive 14 points, also said that Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos had picked up a leg muscle problem. Stretchered off in anguish Neymar was stretchered off in anguish towards the end of PSG´s 3-0 victory over their great rivals in the capital, having innocuously rolled his right ankle and flopped to the ground in pain. With the game already as good as over, the stadium held its breath as he was treated and then carried away, with PSG forced to finish the match with 10 men having made all of their substitutions. Neymar himself posted a picture on Instagram of his right leg with the ankle and foot heavily bandaged, before later appearing to delete the post. "08:10. Finished for today," said the caption. French newspaper Le Parisien had earlier reported that tests on Monday morning had ruled out a "fracture of a serious sprain". But the club later confirmed their fans´ worst fears, with the return game against Real just eight days away. Despite the injury potentially benefiting Madrid, the Spanish side´s coach Zinedine Zidane claimed he hoped Neymar would recover in time to play. "I´m not happy with the Neymar injury and I hope he can be back for the game. I will never want a rival player to be out injured," Zidane said at a press conference in the Spanish capital earlier on Monday. While Neymar was leaving the Parc des Princes on crutches on Sunday, PSG coach Unai Emery insisted he was "optimistic". "We will be optimistic. If I had to say today (whether or not he will face Real) I would rather say yes," said the Spaniard. But now his team´s hopes of keeping their European dream alive are hanging by a thread, despite the continued presence up front of Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. PSG have never reached the Champions League final, and lost at the last-16 stage last season after a humiliating 6-1 second-leg thrashing by a Neymar-inspired Barcelona, having won the first game 4-0.
  25. Mark Rowley ? Britain's top anti-terrorism officer ? speaks to the media outside New Scotland Yard in London, Britain, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Files LONDON: Britain faces a new and significant threat from organized far-right terrorism, the UK?s most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year. ?The right-wing terrorist threat is more significant and more challenging than perhaps public debate gives it credit for,? Mark Rowley ? London?s Assistant Commissioner ? told reporters. Britain has been a prime target for homegrown and foreign militants since the 2001 attacks on the United States. But Rowley said until the last two years, far-right activity was limited to unpleasant protests and hate crimes, with serious incidents limited to the actions of isolated individuals. The MI5 domestic spy agency are now involved in investigating the far-right and he warned that British groups were seeking links with international extremists. ?It?s a significant part of the terrorist threat. Right-wing terrorism wasn?t previously organised here,? Rowley said. ?There are many Western countries that have extreme right-wing challenges and in quite a number of those the groups we are worried about here are making connections with them and networking,? he said, declining to give further details because it was a new, live intelligence phenomenon. Last year, there were five deadly militants attacks in Britain, including one carried out by a man who drove a van into worshippers leaving a London mosque after developing a hatred of Muslims by reading extreme right-wing material online. The previous year, a Nazi-obsessed loner murdered lawmaker Jo Cox in a frenzied street attack a week before the referendum on the European Union. Since then, Britain has banned National Action and two other spin-off groups, the first extremist right-wing organizations to be outlawed since the 1940s. 'Committed to violence' ?For the best part of 18 months in the UK we have a homegrown, white supremacist, neo-Nazi terrorist organisation that is pursuing all the ambitions of any other terrorist organisation committed to violence,? Rowley said. ?That should be a matter of great concern for all of us.? Since the first of the 2017 deadly attacks last March, Rowley said police had foiled 10 extremist conspiracies and four far-right plots, although he said he could not provide details of these as they were subject to ongoing court cases. To show the overall scale of the threat Britain faced, he said there were 600 terrorism investigations currently ongoing involving more than 3,000 suspects. Over the last three years, terrorism arrests had doubled while in the same period some 2,000 people have been referred to the government?s counter-radicalisation Prevent program, with a third of these over far-right concerns, he said. Rowley, who, next month, steps down from the role he took on in 2014, said militant and far-right extremists were a toxic combination, feeding off each other and pursuing the same agenda of division, fear and hatred. He reiterated British concern about extremists? use of the internet and said he expected technology and internet firms would react to a mixture of persuasion and regulation as the banking sector had done. He also said it was important that an agreement struck with the European Union (EU) for when Britain leaves the bloc in 2019 did not damage relations with their European colleagues. ?Whatever the arrangements, we need something that provides at least a good a platform for cooperation as we have today,? he said.
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