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  1. Feeling peckish: A Bazoule crocodile tucks into a dead chicken. Photo: AFP BURKINA FASO: Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one...
  2. Gabriel Jesus is the living example of the phrase 'miracles do happen'. Back in 2014, when Brazil hosted the FIFA World Cup, the then 17-year-old was captured painting the streets of Jardim Peri in Sao Paulo. Cut to 2018 and the 21-year-old spearheaded Brazil's attack in Rostov against Switzerland. © Instagram Gabriel's fortunes changed when he moved from Palmeiras to Manchester City in January last year and dominated the European circuit. Man City brought the striker at a good sum of 27 million euros and Jesus paid back Pep Guardiola with 24 goals in 53 games across various competitions. It was because of these performances that he was fast-tracked into the World Cup squad at just the age of 21. © Instagram Manchester City even did a whole video titled, 'A lot can change in four years' featuring Jesus' hometown and coaches. A lot can change in four years... #mancity pic.twitter.com/sS4NMy9leG — Manchester City (@ManCity) June 3, 2018 In just four years, the very streets which Gabriel painted have been painted again with a mural of the young Brazilian striker. A cluster of houses in his neighborhood have been painted in yellow, green and turquoise iterating his famous 'phone call' celebrations. Jesus' story serves as a reminder to all those youngsters working hard to achieve their dreams that miracles do happen. Even though he has a lot to prove, especially after an underwhelming World Cup debut against Switzerland, Jesus will hope that he can make things turn around and help Brazil lift a sixth World Cup title.
  3. Representational image. Photo: FileEven if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said Tuesday.A sweeping survey of research conducted over...
  4. India has a healthy stockpile of nuclear weapons and despite Pakistan's rapid pace of developing new nuclear warheads, India is fairly confident of its war capabilities. Currently, India owns 130-140 nuclear warheads as compared to Pakistan's 14-150, according to the latest assessment of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. "India and Pakistan are both expanding their nuclear weapon stockpiles as well as developing new land, sea and air-based missile delivery systems. China continues to modernize its nuclear weapon delivery systems and is slowly increasing the size of its nuclear arsenal," said the latest SIPRI report. © Twitter While the twin threat of China and Pakistan cannot be taken lightly, India has built a credible nuclear deterrent which is capable of inflicting heavy damage in a war-like situation. "The number of warheads does not really matter. With a declared no-first use (NFU) nuclear policy, India is keen to ensure survivability and credibility of our assets and NC3 (nuclear command, control, and communication) systems for assured second-strike capabilities…We have achieved this to a large extent," a source told TOI. "For India, nuclear weapons are not war-fighting weapons. But we need credible minimum deterrence, with the certainty of massive retaliation against adversaries," the source further explained. © TOI India recently started the process of inducting the country's first intercontinental ballistic missile (Agni-V) with a range of over 5,000 km almost reaching every nook and corner of China. While there has been a concerted effort from both India and China to grow economically and settle the differences through talks, India's nuclear capabilities do have a key role to play when it comes to foiling China's expansionist plans.
  5. ASUS has been in the smartphone game for quite some time now and has tried its luck with every segment of the market, but hasn't been able to establish itself as a best-selling manufacturer. Until now, all of its offerings were made to complement each other, as one device had an exceptional battery life while the other sported a top-notch camera for the photographers out there. None of their phones were even close to being perfect, as each was made to suit a particular user. ASUS finally gave up on this product line-up and finally decided to launch a phone that is good at everything, a phone that is made for a normal user who doesn't have particular requirements, one that needs everything to be good enough. It can be safely assumed that ASUS has taken a lot of inspiration from Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro and further improvised upon it. Another thing that is completely against ASUS' past strategy is finally embracing Stock Android. Zenfone's have long been known for their ZenUI, which honestly has always managed to be a 'con' for the device. The UI always felt sluggish, too cluttering and came with a host of pre-loaded adware. With the Zenfone Max Pro, ASUS has finally ditched ZenUI in favour of Stock Android. This has already helped them boast that the device will be getting guaranteed software updates till Android Q. So, let's see whether this phone actually worth the price tag of Rs. 10,999 in India! Design & Hardware: © MensXP When you first look at the device it has nothing flashy or unique and comes across as a standard metal unibody design with slightly curved edges and a matte black finish. The sides are made of plastic but this isn't easily visible and the phone feels solid in hand, hence no complaints there. The back sports the vertical dual camera setup and the fingerprint scanner while the volume rockers and power button are located on the left. The positioning of the power button and fingerprint scanner is perfect and even though the phone has a tall screen, your hands don't need to stretch. The tray has cut-outs for two Nano-SIMs as well as a microSD card. On the front is a 6-inch Full HD+ display with a now industry standard aspect ratio of 18:9 and maximum brightness of 450nits. The display is above average with well-saturated colours and sharpness. The colours do not shift much when viewed at different angles and the brightness is enough to let you see everything clearly even under direct sunlight. The display comes with features such as Adaptive Brightness and Night Light which are now pretty standard on all phones. © MensXP The device is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset along with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. This is the same chipset that powers the Redmi Note 5 Pro and is much more powerful than the Snapdragon 625 which is found in a lot of other competing phones like the Redmi Y2. All routine tasks are handled with ease and there is no lag or sluggishness. ASUS' choice of going with Stock Android has paid off, unlike the previous phones, this one feels a lot more stable and capable. Even apps resource intensive apps like Snapchat chug along well while games like PUBG are playable, but don't expect the device to render out the top of the line frame rates. © MensXP One of the main highlights of this phone has been its battery, rated at 5000mAh it is among the largest available today. The phone ships with a 10W charger meaning there is no support for fast charging. ASUS claims the device has a screen-on time of 25 hours and we were able to clock a lot lesser at 14 hours (continuous video playback). Charging happens via the micro USB port located at the bottom and the device takes around 3 hours to charge from 0 to 100 percent. Software: © MensXP The Zenfone Max Pro comes with Android 8.1 Oreo and like mentioned before, ASUS has kept the UI completely untouched. The company stressed the point that this was done after a considerable amount of market research, also this device is specifically made for India. ASUS has also confirmed that the device will be getting assured software updates till Android Q. Keep in mind, ASUS says it has added a few customizations of its own like facial recognition, or Face Unlock. We tested out this feature and it is below average. Half of the times, the device isn't able to detect my face even under ample amount of light. Even when it recognizes, the process is too slow. I'd prefer fingerprint authentication over this any day unless further improvements via a software update are sent in. There is some bloatware pre-installed on the phone consisting of Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Go2Pay. Unfortunately, none of them can be removed. ASUS has also ported some ZenUI apps like Voice Recorder, Calculator, and FM Radio. Camera: © MensXP Coming to the camera, on the rear is 13-megapixel primary sensor along with a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensing lens while the front sports an 8-megapixel sensor with a separate flash. The rear camera is capable of shooting 4K videos as well. Shots in daylight are decent when shot in an adequate amount of light, but there is a tendency to over saturate the colours which result in slightly darker shots than expected. The portrait mode is just decent, it works well on people but often tends to blur out details like headgear, ponies or anything out of the ordinary. In regular light, you get pictures that are accurate enough in terms of colors and details, and fairly sharp as well. © MensXP In low-light, pictures tend to lose quality drastically and feel washed out. There is noticeable noise in most of the shots and a noticeable loss in clarity and colour. The night mode holds the shutter for a little longer but you would still struggle to get any decent shots. The front camera is good at capturing selfies under ample amount of light but disappoints when in a slightly less-lit area. The images mostly lack sharpness and colours look washed out. In times when smartphone manufacturers are increasingly concentrating on selfie cameras, this is a huge let-down. © MensXP ASUS has thrown in a number of dedicated shooting modes which include — HDR, portrait, landscape, sports, flowers, candlelight, sunset, beach and even a night mode. While it is good for the end user to have more options, the UI is too confusing and feels unnecessarily cluttered. All these modes, but a manual one is missing. The portrait mode is actually a "depth mode" toggle, which you'll repeatedly tend to keep switched on. While everything has been rosy up till now, the camera is where ASUS decided to cut some corners. In many places, it isn't even the hardware's fault actually, as the camera UI is a complete opposite of Stock Android. Samples: © MensXP © MensXP © MensXP © MensXP Final Verdict: © MensXP The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 is a really good phone for those looking for something that will last long. Not only does it have good battery life, but the extended software support means the device will be kick-ass for those who just need a phone that runs smoothly for day-to-day usage. Given the price, this phone is an even sweeter deal thanks to a powerful processor and decent camera optics. The phone is definitely not recommended if you're looking for a photography-centric smartphone. For the casual users out there, this should definitely be the choice.
  6. Sidharth Malhotra has been staying out of the spotlight lately. And boy, he has a good reason for doing so. While all of us are going gaga over the new couple in town: Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, Sid has been keeping a pretty low profile. Last seen posing alone at Sonam Kapoor's wedding reception, he has since then been caught by our cameras only twice, and both the times he wore a similar piece of covering. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Yes, it is a cap. Sidharth wore the denim fabric cap for the first time at the screening of 'Lust Stories' last week and was snapped yesterday wearing the same cap on the streets of Bandra. Looks like Sidharth is coping with his breakup by sporting a rather cool cap on his head. © Viral Bhayani Snapped last night wearing a white round neck t-shirt with a navy blue border and print, Sid paired it with a pair of ripped jeans, sneakers and the infamous cap. We don't know about you, but we feel like our boy is having a hard time post his break-up and he's using the cap as a tool to help hide his emotions. Also, notice that it's not only Sid's clothing choice but also his subtle beard which is in contrast with his usual prim and proper look that we are used to seeing him in. © Viral Bhayani Bollywood celebrities have often used a cap as an accessory, especially while making rounds at the airport, but looks like Sidharth just made it the official post-breakup accessory that you need while coping with a heart-break! We just hope Sid comes out of this phase and finds a new lady love fast who can heal his cracked heart.
  7. "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere,” said Anakin Skywalker. Dissing this line is about as much importance as I've given to sand before today. But, turns out, sand is a very important commodity on the black market. Also, we're running out of it. Most of you are probably here to learn about sand in the black market. That's why I'm going to start by talking about its shortage in the world instead. © Pexels Did you know that sand is the most mined commodity in the world? I didn't either. I mean, it's everywhere. How could it be of any value? It's like saying, the grass is the most valuable commodity in the world. But, as is the case with something like water (more than 71% of the Earth is covered by water and yet it is a scarce resource), sand too is not as readily available as one may think. © Pexels More than 85% of all mining activities each year are for sand and gravel. That's just astonishing. But, why is sand so important? Here are a few things it's used for: - Construction industries use sand for making asphalt and concrete. - The glass and electronics industry use sand for production and it is also used to help with fracking. - A lot of sand gets dumped into the sea to reclaim the land lost to the rising sea levels. © Pexels Now, on to the shortage. There are so many deserts, so there has got to be enough sand, right? Well, just as is the case with water in the oceans, the sand found in deserts can't be used. This is because it is too smooth. So, with very few natural reserves on offer, sand automatically becomes a sought-after commodity for the above-mentioned purposes. © Pexels Before we get into how sand flows through the black market, let's look at a couple of the reasons why sand is currently a $70 billion + a year industry. - Sand itself might not cost a lot but transporting it is no easy task. Countries like Singapore and Qatar tend to import a lot of sand. - As the urban population of the world increases, the number of construction increases. With increased construction comes an increased demand for sand. © Pexels Now, the topic we've all been waiting for… sand mafias. Who thought there could be a mafia for something like sand? The major conflict here arises because of the weight of sand. There are many conflicts with regard to the extraction of this material and the mafia is up to all sorts of menace, just as expected of any mafia. We're talking murder, bribery, illegal mining activities, they do it all. You'd be surprised to hear that it's a major problem in a country like India, where corruption and weak governance have led to illegal sand mining operations across the country. There's a very interesting documentary on this topic called 'Sand Wars.' You should find it online. It talks about the sand mafia in quite a lot of detail. Check it out the next time you're looking for a documentary to watch. It may just change the way you look at sand the next time you're at the beach. Follow the author on Instagram for more.
  8. Picture this: you're a football fan and you get a chance to go and watch the World Cup live with your best buds, but your partner absolutely refuses to let you go. What do you do? Throw a fit, threaten to break up, have a hard time convincing your friends, I am guessing? This dude did neither of those things. After his wife refused to let him fly from Mexico to Russia, his friends found a way to make him travel with them and be a part of this memorable trip. © Facebook © Facebook His cut-out actually got some instant fame at the World Cup. The pictures of Javier (that's his name) and his friends made to a lot of timelines on people's social media. © Facebook The friends even documented this artificial bonding with his cardboard version in a hilarious video.People started taking pictures with him like he was some local celebrity. © Facebook © Facebook Wonder how he feels with all of this second-hand celebrity status that he earned courtesy a cut-out version of himself and his crazy friends. Also, I really want to know how the selfish wife reacted! It's hard to find friends like these; they surely are one of a kind.
  9. Royals are supposed to be fashionable, and we honestly are quite used to it, courtesy Bollywood (well, predominantly the Pataudi lineage). But that's mostly just movies, and the fact that they can afford what they wear. However, when Padmanabh Singh, the 19-year-old prince from Jaipur made his international runway debut in Milan, we had to sit up and take notice, because of a number of reasons. Read on! © Instagram Padmanabh Singh, titular king of the Pink City and son of Princess Divya Kumari and Narendra Singh, made his runway debut on the Dolce & Gabbana ramp at the Men's Spring/Summer '19 in Milan. The fact that he is 19 is not the only thing that's special, he has a number of other achievements under his belt. © Instagram Padmanabh is a seasoned Polo player, and he started playing it at the age of thirteen. He has won a number of awards and trophies for it, including the Indian Open Polo Cup, for which he was the youngest ever winner. He was the captain for the Indian team that played Polo in England for the first time in 60 years, and he also played alongside princes William and Harry. © Instagram Having shot with the most famous fashion photographers, and socializing with the likes of Giorgio Armani at such an early age, Padmabh - also known as Pacho amongst his family and friends, sure knows how to strike a balance between being a royal and being a top-notch fashion model. © Instagram Pacho has studied in the Mayo college during his early days, and is now studying at the prestigious New York University. Notably, he has also made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list this year. © Instagram Keep going, your Highness! You're doing great.
  10. Young boy from the remote province of Balochistan goes viral with stunning football tricks As the football fever sweeps the world, a young Pakistani boy has wowed the internet with his stunning football tricks. A video has gone viral showing the...
  11. If you're a fan of Apple's iPhone SE and have been eagerly waiting for the new version, we may have some bad news for you. According to a new report, the iPhones with a 5.8-inch screen, a 6.5-inch screen, and a 6.1-inch screen may be the only new iPhones to launch this year. The iPhone 9 may just be the cheaper alternative. The report cites Olixar, a case maker, who has had accurate predictions in the past. © YouTube What this means is that, fans of the smaller form factor of the iPhone SE may not be getting a smartphone as predicted before. Oliver has been accurate in the past, as it has used forecasts about the iPhone to move ahead in manufacturing with cases for different and newer iPhone models. However, this doesn't mean that the iPhone SE 2 has been cancelled indefinitely, as there is a high chance the phone's launch has been moved to 2019. The first iPhone SE had an incremental upgrade on the 2013 iPhone 5s and was launched in 2016. The follow-up, if launched in 2019 would be a full three years after its predecessor. © Pexels Apple has shown interest in launching cheaper products for a wider audience, as the company recently announced a cheaper iPad for students. We can expect Apple to take a similar step for the iPhone sometime in 2019 to capture price-sensitive markets like India and China. In 2013, Apple had also introduced a cheaper and more colourful iPhone 5c which was a major success in India. We can only know for sure about Apple's plans this September. Were you interested in buying a new iPhone SE? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section. Source: Forbes
  12. England´s Harry Kane celebrates victory with Jordan Henderson after the match. Photo: Reuter VOLGOGRAD: Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G...
  13. Before you attack us after reading the headline, please hear us out. We like beards as much as you do, hell, we perhaps are more partial to them that you give us credit for. After all, what's not to like in a badass face-mane, if we might call it that? It frames your face well and makes you look intimidating (so much win!). But, but, Bollywood clearly thinks otherwise. 2018 has anyway been a pretty weird year in terms of grooming trends, but this one here is perhaps the most outrageous of them all. People are shaving their beards off! The same people we used to look up to, not so long ago, for their kickass beards, are now giving us the exact opposite facial hair aesthetic to look up to. Here, we have compiled a list of 7 actors whose recent makeovers prove that the beard is officially dead. 1. Ranveer Singh Baba's beard game was so on point that every man wanted to have one just like him. Now, however, he got rid of his majestic facial hair, but his cop 'stache is in focus, thanks to his 'Simmba' makeover. (c)Instagram 2. John Abraham John got rid of his famous stubble for 'Parmanu', and made the pornstache look manlier than ever. (c)Twitter 3. Varun Dhawan Even though Varun never had a big, thick beard (except in 'Badlapur'), he always kept a stubble. But he got rid of it and embraced a moustache instead for 'Sui Dhaga'. (c)Viral Bhayani 4. Fawad Khan Fawad Khan is one of those rare people who is blessed with a face, that can pull off any kind of facial hair. However, thanks to 'Khoobsurat' and 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', his female fan following started swooning over that beard. But he too got rid of his beard and is sporting a high fashion, edgy AF moustache now. (c)Twitter 5. Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir was always comfortable with a clean-shaven face, thanks to the Kapoor genes. However, he fell in love with a stubble, and then clearly fell out of love with it recently. He does look good with a clean shave though, doesn't he? (c)Instagram 6. Aamir Khan Aamir Khan's facial hair is just like him - it keeps changing according to the role he is playing at the time. For 'Thugs of Hindostan', he got rid of his beard first and then decided to bring his awesome handlebar moustache into the limelight. (c)Twitter 7. Ajay Devgn Ajay got his best facial hair aesthetic with his role for 'Singham'. He clearly realized that he has never looked better, and decided to just stick with it. (c)Twitter
  14. The entire world celebrated Father's Day yesterday, and so did our beloved Bollywood actors. And among the millions of people who made father's day trend on social media, there was one name or should I say two names who broke the internet – Tiger Shroff and his dad Jackie Shroff. Was it an emotional post? No. Did Tiger share a throwback picture where he's having the time of his life with Jackie? Not really. Tiger shared a blurred picture with a caption, “Hope I look like my hero when I'm 60+. Happy father's day to my first and only hero! #dalchaawaldiet #realbaaghi” Instagram We completely agree with your words Tiger. Not only because we believe that fathers are our heroes; but also because getting a body like that at the age of 61 is truly one of the hardest things in the world. Instagram If you too looked at the picture again because you originally liked it thinking it is Tiger Shroff, trust me you're not alone. Jackie's ripped body, washboard abs and youthful face (although it's blurred) made a lot of people confuse him with his son Tiger. Here's the post. Hope i look like my hero when i'm 60+ â¡ï¸â¤ @apnabhidu happy father's day to my first and only hero! #dalchaawaldiet #realbaaghi A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Jun 17, 2018 at 5:45am PDT Jackie Shroff is one of the few actors about whom we can confidently say that he'll look the same or younger even after 20 years. And we're assuming his secret is the dal chaawal diet he follows (taking a cue from Tiger's hashtag). We're sure that even today Jackie Shroff has the potential to give actors half his age a run for their money and the list includes his son too, just like he swept his competition back in the day with his debut as a lead in 'Hero'.
  15. There are different types of football fans that we have during a World Cup – while most will stay up till late to catch all the matches, some will even travel to where all the action is happening, if they can afford it. And then there are some people, whose passion to watch the match is so strong, that they will do anything to make it happen, even if they don't have the money for it at that point. This one person took the trip of a lifetime to go to Russia, where the FIFA World Cup 2018 is underway. We're talking about 28-year-old Indian Cliffin Francis, hailing from Cherthala, Kerala, who completed his goal of watching the World Cup action in person by cycling all the way to Russia. Yes, he travelled by a cycle till Russia. He started this exciting journey back in February 23 after saving up for a few months. Okay, so he didn't cycle all the way through; he took a flight to Dubai and started cycling from there, covering over 4,000km across UAE, Iran, Azerbaijan and finally reached Russia. Talking to The Times Of India, he said, “I loved football since childhood and Argentina is my favourite team. Watching a World Cup match was my dream, but it is very expensive. I will watch a group match between France and Denmark, spend some days in Russia and return home on my cycle.” Cliffin finally made it to Russia on June 5th after traversing through Iran and Azerbaijan. He said, “I hope to reach Moscow in a week to see the group match.” Further talking about his incredible journey, he said, “I stayed in a tent to save money and the officials and residents gave me a good treat when they realized I am an Indian. I also met Malayalis in Azerbaijan, who treated me like a brother.” His extraordinary experience has also inspired him to write a book – “This journey has turned into a wonderful experience and I will pen a book soon.” He's almost there and he's so close to his one 'goal' – to get his cycle signed by none other than Lionel Messi. Well, we sure hope he meets him and fulfils his dream. I think we can all agree he's worked hard enough for it.
  16. While many come for the racing at the Prix de Diane in Chantilly, north of Paris, plenty of others come simply to see and be seen. Photo: AFPCHANTILLY, FRANCE: Champagne corks pop over the pounding of hooves and the "best hat" prize is as fiercely...
  17. After topping Group F, England will look to Russia 2018 cautiously as a young team led by Harry Kane will look to get past the quarterfinals for the first time since 2006. Having crashed at the group stage in 2014 and Euro 2016, England will have to take one stage at a time. History © Reuters World Cup 2014 saw England crash out and finish last in a group containing Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica. 2010 saw Germany hand them a 4-1 thrashing in the Round of 16 stage. At Germany 2006, they lost on penalties to Portugal. England's golden generation, comprising of David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney had failed to deliver after so much promise. Having won the World Cup 52 years earlier at the iconic Wembley stadium under the charismatic Bobby Moore, England have always flattered to deceive on the final stage ever since. A Paul Gascoigne inspired team went through to the semifinals of Italia 90, only to lose to eventual champions Germany on penalties. Four years earlier, a diminutive man known as Maradona bamboozled England in the quarterfinal. Senior players like Gary Cahill, Ashley Young need to take responsibility and lift some burden off captain Harry Kane, who will be leading England for the first time at an international tournament. Current Form © Reuters Having sailed through during the qualifiers, England have been in good form ever since. They have beaten Nigeria (2-1), drew with Italy (1-1) and beaten the Netherlands (1-0) in friendlies. England have a comparatively young squad of 26 years, with Brazil and Argentina are 28 years and 29 years, respectively. Gareth Southgate has used the same formation of 3-3-2-2 over these three games, with wing backs on both sides. Trippier on the right with the ever dependable Young on the left, who has had a renaissance of sorts since moving to the position at Manchester United. The attacking quartet of Sterling, Alli, Kane and Lingard will most likely start for England at the World Cup, having come off impressive seasons. In the game against Nigeria, England conceded a goal after Nigeria changed their formation from a back four to a back three, leaving the men in white hapless. Southgate needs to look after this. Expectations At the World Cup © Reuters Progression from the group stage is a must, and England need to focus on this. A titanic encounter against Belgium will most probably decide the group, but the remaining two fixtures are tricky. Tunisia, quick to adapt to different formations as per the game demands will knock on the door, with French born players Saif Eddine Khaoui and Ellyes Skhiri are combative in midfield. Panama, playing their first FIFA World Cup will be bold and courageous, and with having the oldest average squad of the tournament at 29 years, the CONCACAF can definitely spring a surprise here and there. Beyond the group stage, England should aim to reach the semifinals of this tournament with the youth and experience of this team. Certainly not favorites for this edition, England can pull off a mighty win against Brazil, Argentina or even the eternal rival, Germany. Southgate can look to build the squad for EURO 2020 if England put on a good show. Squad Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley). Defenders: Kyle Walker (Manchester City) John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool). Midfielders: Eric Dier (Tottenham), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace), Fabian Delph (Manchester City). Forwards: Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) Harry Kane (Tottenham), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).
  18. After topping Group A during the CAF qualifiers with 4 wins and 2 draws, Tunisia secured their qualification directly. But in a group containing England and Belgium, the North African nation will find it tough to progress to the next round. Can coach Nabil Maaloul inspire them? History © Reuters Tunisia have qualified for the World Cup on four occasions, all of them being group stage exits. A first appearance in 1978 saw them to a 1-0 win over Mexico, culminating in their only World Cup victory. Having qualified for three consecutive times (1998, 2002, 2006), they failed to register a single win in all three World Cups. 1998 and 2002 saw them register a single point. 2006 was where they finished third, drawing 2-2 with Saudi Arabia before losing 3-1 and 1-0 to Spain and Ukraine respectively. Tunisia have had a troubled past with England, with the 1998 World Cup incident in Marseille leaving 32 people injured. Following the 2-0 England win on a Saturday, there was some isolated trouble. Sunday saw seven hours of violence with around 400 England supporters involved in pitched battles with Tunisian fans, according to the BBC. They met again this time in Volgograd on 18th June, with much having been changed over the past twenty years. Current Form © Reuters With a FIFA ranking of 14, Tunisia are the highest ranking African nation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, ahead of Egypt, Senegal and Morocco. The Wahbi Khazri led team have had favorable results over the past five matches, with two wins and three draws. Two 1-0 wins over Iran and Costa Rica in March saw them draw 2-2 twice against much fancied Portugal and Iran. In the game against Portugal, Tunisia were pegged back twice and succeeded in equalizing against a side which contained Pepe, Andre Silva, Bernado Silva and Ricardo Quarsema. Having 44% possession, Tunisia managed six shots on target to Portugal's twenty. In their final four CAF qualifiers, Maaloul used three different systems according to the game. Needing to win against DR Congo at home, they used a 4-3-3, pushing forward and securing a vital win. In the return fixture, they used a defensive formation of 5-3-2, managing a 2-2 draw. Belgium and England will need to be wary of this. Expectations At the World Cup © Reuters Can Africa's best ranked nation pull off a surprise in Group G like Costa Rica did last time around? The plucky CONCACAF team topped a group containing Uruguay, Italy and England. Having never qualified for the knockout stage of a FIFA tournament, Tunisia will definitely be looking to sneak into the second round with an extraordinary result against Belgium or England. Coach Nabil Maaloul is an African treble winner with ES Tunis in 2011, having guided Tunisia to the World Cup since his appointment in april 2017. Tunisia are strong on the left flank where full back Ali Maaloul combines well with Youssef Msakni or Naim Sliti. Getting out of the tricky will be tricky, but once done, Tunisia can play without fear on the knockout stage. Their adaptability to situations is impressive, having done that in the World Cup qualifiers. Squad Goalkeepers: Aymen al-Mathlouthi (Al Batin/KSA), Mouez Hassen (Chateauroux/FRA), Farouk Ben Mustapha (Al Shabab/KSA). Defenders: Nagguez Hamdi(Zamalek/EGY), Dylan Bronn (Gent/BEL), Rami Bedoui (Etoile du Sahel), Yohan Benalouane(Leicester/ENG), Syam Ben Youssef (Kasimpasa/TUR), Yassine Meriah (CS Sfaxien), Oussama Haddadi (Dijon/FRA), Ali Maaloul (Al Ahly/EGY). Midfielders: Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier/FRA), Mohamed Amine Ben Amore (Al-Ahli/KSA), Ghaylene Chaalali (Esperance), Ferjani Sassi (Al Nassr/KSA), Ahmed Khalil (Club Africain), Saifeddine El Khaoui(Troyes/FRA). Forwards: Fakheredine Ben Youssef (Al Ettifaq/KSA), Anice Badri (Esperance), Bassem Srarfi (Nice/FRA), Wahbi Khazri (Rennes/FRA), Naim Sliti (Dijon/FRA), Saber Khalifa (Club Africain).
  19. A Hal Robson Kanu wonder goal sees Wales progress to the semifinals of Euro 2016 after beating Belgium 3-1. Are the Red Devils football's perennial underachievers? Roberto Martinez's side has all the ingredients to win football's biggest prize. Can they stitch it together this time? History © Reuters Belgium have qualified twelve times for the FIFA World Cup finals, appearing in the very first FIFA World Cup in 1930, finishing eleventh. Their best showing was at the 1986 World Cup, where they finished fourth, losing out to a Maradona brace in the semifinals. After a perfect record during the group stages at the 2014 World Cup, Belgium met the United States in the Round of 16. Even though they progressed via a 2-1 win in extra time, that match is remembered for the heroics of US goalkeeper Tim Howard, who made a record 15 saves. Their run came to an end at the quarterfinal stage, again at the hands of Argentina, courtesy a solitary Gonzalo Higuain strike. Failure to get out of the 1998 group stages saw a Marc Wilmots-inspired Belgium through to the second round in 2002, only to lose to eventual champions Brazil then. Belgium won the FIFA Fair Play award that year. Current Form © Reuters Qualification was relatively easy for the Red Devils, having topped Group H. The group, containing Greece, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Estonia, Cyprus, and Gibraltar saw them unbeaten, ending with 28 points from 10 matches. Having played two friendlies over the past week against Saudi Arabia and Portugal, they presented a half-baked case. After a 4-0 win against Saudi Arabia, they struggled to deal with a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal, scampering to a 0-0 draw. The team included De Bruyne, Lukaku, Hazard and Mertens and struggled to get past the Portuguese center backs, who are on the wrong side of 30. Their latest friendly saw them to a 3-0 win over Egypt, courtesy of an Eden Hazard masterclass. The Chelsea winger set up 1 and scored 1, before being substituted at half-time. Expectations At The World Cup © Reuters Belgium are placed in a tricky group, containing Panama, Tunisia, and England. Having qualified at the expense of the USA, Panama will be confident and daring, having nothing to lose. A clash against England will undoubtedly decide the group standings. Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul, an African treble winner with ES Tunis will definitely have a few tricks up his sleeve. Belgium will have to look at least beyond the quarterfinal stage this time and have the firepower to do so. Proven Premier League stars such as Hazard, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Alderweireld will have to perform if Belgium were to challenge Germany, Brazil, Spain towards the latter stages of the World Cup. Coach Martinez, with the 2013 FA Cup win to his name and a stint at Everton, had been found out of depth and no squad backing during his time in the Premier League. Can the Spaniard redeem himself? Squad Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Laurent Ciman (Los Angeles), Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yinfang), Nacer Chadli (West Bromwich Albion), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Mousa Dembele (Tottenham), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Axel Witsel (Tianjin Quanjian), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain) Forwards: Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia M'gladbach), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dries Mertens (Naples).
  20. The last few months have seen a number of flagship smartphones making their way into the market, but only a few seem to have what it takes to rule the market. Recently, foraying into the flagship zone, Honor launched its flagship Honor 10 in London. Reiterating the concept of Beauty in AI, the phone boasts of consuming the market with its AI technology and unparalleled design. Wondering what have they got that the other phones don't? Well, let's find out. vox-cdn.com The Honor 10 is packed with advanced AI 2.0 technology that is chiefly applied to the phone's dual-lens camera. The phone boasts of a 24 MP + 16 MP dual lens AI camera that was developed and supported by the AI chipset with built-in NPU, which means it recognizes 500 plus scenarios in 22 categories in real time. It can even pinpoint the outlines of various surrounding objects like the sky plants, people or even a waterfall and identify their locations instantly. Now, isn't that something? This feature is supported by the industry's first Semantic Image Segmentation technology, which allows the Honor 10 to identify multiple objects in one single image. It is here where the Honor 10 really stands out from the crowd. When taking a picture, these industry-first Honor 10 features apply scene-specific parameters to each photo in real-time, making every shot you take a professional one with just one click. cnet2.cbsistatic.com For all of you who have been trying to improve your photography skills over the years, the Honor 10 is here to make your life easier. Be it for a portrait or landscape or even just a selfie, by adding their AI technology to their 24MP front camera, they have made it an intelligent selfie companion that supports 3D face recognition and optimizes facials details. It also detects over a hundred facial points to pixel level accuracy. Just because the Honor 10 camera is driven by AI, it doesn't mean that they have not focused on the basics. From studio lighting effects for low-light captures to accurate bokeh effects, they have added it all. Like their other range of smartphones, this one too supports the famous 'groupfie' shot. Now, for those of you wondering what all the fuss is over AI, here's a reminder – it is the future. And if you are still looking for more in your smartphone, the Honor 10 has a lot more to offer. aolcdn.com Priced at Rs 32,999 the flagship phone comes with a 17 co-processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM and 3400mAh battery with fast charging. Adding finesse to an already exquisite model, the Honor 10 has an unparalleled design that looks minimalist yet stylish. The back cover is made of 15 layers of 3D glass and the design reveals a colourful radiance from every angle in natural light and shade. Imagine how classy their Phantom Blue smartphones would look with this stellar design. The Honor 10 is also available in Midnight Black. Still wondering if the Honor 10 is a smart investment? Well, we think the smart move would be to head to Flipkart and add it to your cart right away!
  21. Bad boy Badshah is Bollywood's reigning rapper, way before since Tareefan hit the radio stations and found itself on everybody's playlist. Fame and success have come along Badshah's way and he doesn't shy away from showing it off. Caught by our spy cams at the airport, Badshah was seen wearing a super-expensive tracksuit jacket, that only a Badshah could afford. Take a look for yourself. © Viral Bhayani Seen wearing a blue tracksuit jacket with red sleeves, Badshah paired it with grey gym shorts and Nike Air Jordan's. A price-by-price breakdown of each item will definitely blow your mind! © Balenciaga First up, is the oversized jacket. Courtesy of Balenciaga (a brand by which many B-town celebs swear too!), the oversized shell track jacket costs a whopping $950 (approx. Rs.63,650 only!). While you are still stuck on that figure, the jacket is lightweight with a two-way zip fastening and made in Italy (talk about videshi clothes). © Viral Bhayani If you are a Badshah follower and have stalked his social media, then you know that he is one of the Bollywood brand ambassadors for Balenciaga. And boy, he doesn't shy away from showing off his branded clothing. Considering B-towns love for the brand it makes us wanna buy something like this as well. (Though all we can afford is a rip-off) © Nike While the jacket may be the most expensive item of the entire look, don't forget to miss out the Air Jordan's. They aren't your regular Jordans but a retro alternate version, that cost another $205 (approx Rs. 13,700) Well the price of both these items is making our mind go numb. Moral of the story? Badshah is not only the Badshah of rap but also the Badshah of expensive tastes!
  22. As of today, the World Health Organisation is declaring gaming addiction as a form of a mental health condition. This was included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Basically, if you are addicted to playing games on your console, smartphone or PC, you could have a disease according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). However, this does not apply to casual gamers who enjoy a game or two of FIFA, as the WHO has set specific guidelines in order for a person to be categorised as someone who has a 'gaming disorder'. According to the ICD, you must experience significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of function' and if you've faced impairment for at least one year. If you want to know the details, here's how the ICD defines it: “Gaming disorder is characterised by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour ('digital gaming' or 'video-gaming'), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by 1. impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2. increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3. continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.” © Comedy Central If one pays close attention to all the characteristics, it is very similar to what one would use for substance users. Of course, it is possible that some gamers who experience this characteristic may, in fact, be addicted, however, the ICD's classification is a bit too broad. In fact, the very foundation of the characteristics is subjective and may differ from person to person. © Minecraft For example, games have different genres just like movies and some fill a different purpose. For example, someone who plays 'Minecraft', a game often used for educational purposes is vastly different from 'Fortnite'. Every game attracts a different kind of gamer who interact with games in a different way. The fact that the ICD does not know which gamer gravitates towards what kind of games and why, shows that this classification is a bit too premature.
  23. Eid Mubarak! Yes, we maybe a little late to bring in the wishes but that's because we were busy eating home-cooked seviyaan. But now that we are back, we bring you updates from B-town and how our celebrities celebrated Eid. With Shabana Azmi's luncheon and Arpita Khan Sharma's dinner bash, here are all the celebrity looks from this weekend's Eid parties. Farhan Akhtar © Viral Bhayani For Shabana Azmi's Eid lunch, Farhan wore a light blue kurta with a white pyjama and brown closed toe sandals. That blue is perfect for a day luncheon. Anil Kapoor © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Anil Kapoor was rather busy on Eid attending two back-to-back parties, but he didn't forget to bring in the swag at the event. For his lunch trip, Anil wore a grey kurta with a small slit on the left (because kuch jhakaas hona chahiye) with a pair of black jeans and black sneakers. For the evening, Anil looked regal in an off-white Achkan-style kurta with a dhoti pyjama. He finished the look with brown slip-ons. Salman Khan © Viral Bhayani Sallu Bhai ditched his trademark kurta-pyjama look and showed up wearing a classic brown Being Human T-shirt with black jeans and shoes. Bobby Deol © Viral Bhayani Following Bhai's footsteps, Bobby showed up in a dot-printed grey shirt with black jeans and black sneakers. Please give notice to the uneven tucked shirt (easy styling technique for you there guys!) Saqib Saleem © Viral Bhayani Saqib showed up wearing an edgy black kurta with white pyjama and brogue black shoes. Double thumbs-up for that asymmetrical neckline! Kartik Aaryan © Viral Bhayani We were kind of hoping Kartik might twin with Bobby yet again, but Kartik showed up wearing a white Manish Malhotra kurta with blue jeans and fancy slippers. Aayush Sharma © Viral Bhayani Popular host Aayush Sharma wore a classic red-black combo with a deep-red kurta and black pathani salwar. He finished the look with black brogue style shoes. Ritesh Deshmukh © Viral Bhayani We saved the best for the last. Ritesh looked classic in a military green kurta with a deep side slit paired with white pyjama and white sneakers. We love how Ritesh pulled off the sneakers with a kurta-pyjama!
  24. It's been a while since we've reviewed a laptop and we got the unique opportunity to review Dell's latest offering the 2018 XPS 13. I saw the laptop in its full glory at the CES earlier this year and we finally got to test the laptop when it launched in India. The XPS 13 has become our favourite Windows laptop as of now, and it finally looks sexy thanks to the updated design. © YouTube We tested the Core i7 model that had 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 4K display. Specifications that are hard to find on a laptop that sells in India and here's our experience with the best laptop on the planet right now. Design Language and Features © BCCL The design of the XPS 13 has been reimagined subtly with gold and white accents on the exterior while maintaining a carbon fiber look on the inside. It has some sort of woven texture which feels comfortable and gives the laptop a minimalistic look at the same time. The white version of the laptop definitely feels premium and sometimes outmatches my touch bar MacBook pro. The XPS 13 is smaller and lighter than the MacBook Pro 13 and Surface Book 2, which in our opinion, gives it the extra edge. The laptop flirts between being a traditional laptop and an ultrabook. When compared to its competitors, the XPS 13 definitely stands out due to its premium finish. The 2018 XPS 13 has also taken a cue from other laptops by upgrading to a USB-C 3.1 two port and two ThunderBolt 3 ports. One of the ports is primarily used for charging the battery, however, we found that all three ports can be used for the same purpose. The USB-C port can also be used as an external display port, however, you will require an additional dongle to use that feature. Some users may find the newer ports a big disappointment, however, Dell includes a USB-C to USB-A adapter in the box to make sure all your peripherals are still compatible. © Dell Dell has also outfitted the laptop with a Killer Networks Wi-Fi adapter which works with built-in load balancing. This translates to a shooter performance when you are streaming content on the laptop, as it prioritises bandwidth usage according to your usage, The Killer networking app also helps in managing bandwidth for each application running on the laptop, a nifty feature that should be on every laptop today. The keyboard on the XPS 13 is more or less the same as the previous iteration, as it did not require any quality or design upgrades. In our opinion, the keyboard is designed well enough to last a few more models of the XPS 13 and it still remains the best keyboard to type on. Due to the small size of the laptop, it will take some time for you to get used to the smaller keys and the layout, which will only take a few hours to get used to. The keyboard also has backlighting which makes it easier to work in dark spaces, however, the backlit keyboard is not as bright as compared to its competitors. The webcam is placed in the same awkward position as the previous model, which causes the “up-the-nose” field of view. The 720p webcam is good enough for video calls, however, we suggest you trim your nose hair before! The webcam is also compatible with Windows Hello, which essentially means you can unlock your laptop using your face. The 4K Screen © YouTube Since we had the 4K model, the display had a touchscreen which is not a necessary feature for the laptop. Other models have support for the touchscreen feature which is optional, but in our opinion is not something you should invest in. The 4K screen is an InfinityEdge display and has a resolution of 3,200 X 1,800. The 4K screen is a great added feature for users who love to consume media on platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. The upgrade offers sharper pictures and more pixel density than other laptops. In terms of contrast ratio, the display did not perform as well as other laptops that offer 1080p displays and in our opinion also causes the battery to run out faster. Colour representation was also not up to the mark when compared to a 1080p screen, as we found better colour accuracy on the MacBook Pro 13 and a wider colour gamut. Having said that, the display is still great when compared to other Windows laptops and will be a great feature to have if you want to watch movies in 4K resolution. Performance The new XPS 13 is outfitted with an Intel Core i7-8550U CPU that outperforms almost every competitor. The CPU is coupled with a 16GB DDR3 RAM that assists in the faster performance. The XPS 12 outperformed the Asus ZenBook UX330UA and beats the HP Spectre x360 in the multi-core test. Here's the Geekbench score which the XPS 13 scored during the course of our review. © Geekbench Part of the reason why the laptop performs super fast is thanks to the new cooling system. The Gore fabric used is to provide extra exhaust insulation and better thermal management, which results in the CPU performing at optimum speed. The review unit also has a 512GB Toshiba XG5 SSD and has read speeds of up to 1.9 GB per second. Being an SSD, we found the write speed to be slower than expected as it could only write 465 MB per second. Of course, it's still faster than other laptops but we expected to perform better than the HP Spectre 13 and even some Samsung Notebooks. Battery Life Dell has opted to reduce the battery size on the new XPS 13, however, for some reason, it did not fall short in performance. We used the laptop for watching content on Netflix and the laptop survived almost 10 hours on a single charge. We streamed 4K content and watched it at full brightness to test the battery life. The 4K model exceeded expectations even though it has a smaller battery. This is probably due to the new heat management system and cooling system that attributed towards the improved performance. The Final Say The Dell XPS 13 offers an incremental upgrade that is updated for modern tastes and performance. The laptop performs like a traditional laptop and is in the size of an ultrabook. In our books, its a perfect blend for professionals who also want to do more with their laptops. The XPS 13 9370 model costs Rs 1,20,990 and is probably the best laptop you can buy right now.
  25. Janhvi Kapoor is all set to make her big Bollywood debut soon and her fans are pretty excited to watch her shine on the big screen. The trailer of her upcoming movie 'Dhadak' was unveiled a few days ago and even though it got a mixed response, it looked promising for sure. © Dharma Productions While some people couldn't stop praising her raw acting, there were many who were extremely disappointed with this remake of the super-hit Marathi movie 'Sairat'. Though commenting on her performance at this point wouldn't be ideal until the movie hits the theatres. With a month left for the movie to release, Janhvi recently gave us a glimpse of her superb dancing skills and we've got to admit that we are impressed. I miss them together @janhvikapoor @khushi05k A post shared by Janhvi Kapoor / Khushi Kapoor (@janhviandkhushi) on Jun 8, 2018 at 7:37am PDT A video of her grooving on the popular track Jhalla Wallah from 'Ishaqzaade' has been making rounds on social media. As soon as the video was out, it took over the internet within no time. #Dhadak shot â¤â¨ #JanhviKapoor A post shared by Janhvi Kapoor ⨠(@jhanhvikapoor) on Jun 18, 2018 at 12:26am PDT The video is from a sangeet function, where Janhvi can be seen decked up in her best, dancing along with her sister Khushi Kapoor. My DANCE QUEEN ð¥â¤ï¸ can't wait to see Janhvi's solo number in #Dhadak ð @janhvikapoor A post shared by Janhvi Kapoor / Khushi Kapoor (@janhviandkhushi) on Jun 17, 2018 at 12:23am PDT Isn't she just fab? Those expressions totally say that she looks like a promising star in the making. Let us know what you think about Janhvi's gorgeous moves.
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