Tuesday, 25 February 2020

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Smith shrugs off Pooran’s light ball-tampering ban

MELBOURNE: Former Australia captain Steve Smith, who was banned for a year for ball-tampering, says he does not feel hard done by despite a much lighter sanction handed down to West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran for the same offence. Pooran was given a four-game ban during the third one-day international ...

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Shakib Al Hasan handed two-year ban for all formats

DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was banned from all cricket for two years with one year of that suspended on Tuesday, after the all-rounder was found to have breached the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption code. The ICC said Shakib, a prolific run-scorer and the top all-rounder in the ICC’s ...

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US government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON: The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, President Donald Trump said, responding to a recent surge in underage vaping that has alarmed parents, politicians and health authorities nationwide. The surprise White House announcement could remake the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, which has been driven ...

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Ban on Mika Singh lifted; he says won’t sing in Pak again

BOLLYWOOD: Singer Mika Singh has apologised to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) after the association banned him from working in India, following his recent live performance in Pakistan. Interacting with the media on Wednesday in Mumbai, Mika said he had to do it owing to prior commitment, ...

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Atif Aslam reveals he isn’t affected by Bollywood ban

BOLLYWOOD: Pakistani Singer Atif Aslam, who has sung many songs for Bollywood films, has said that he is unaffected by the ban on Pakistani artists in India as he is still very successfully enjoying his live concerts, which is his major source of income. Though Indian fans and film fraternity ...

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San Francisco first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales

SAN FRANCISCO became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes, as concerns grow over a sharp rise in vaping among youths. The city’s legislature unanimously approved an ordinance suspending the sale in shops or online of e-cigarette products that lack approval by ...

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Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world

LIMA/SHANGHAI: China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a U.N. body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model. The move comes after the ...

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Canada to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021

TORONTO: This initiative is modelled on similar legislation passed last year by the European Union and other nations. Canada will also establish “targets” for companies that manufacture or sell plastics to be responsible for their plastic waste. Currently less than 10 percent of plastic used in Canada gets recycled. Mr ...

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Dia Mirza speaks about ban on Pakistani artists

BOLLYWOOD: Actress Dia Mirza points out that the ban on Pakistani stars working in India is detrimental to both parties. Mirza, who in the web series ‘Kaafir’ plays a Pakistani lady, spoke at the launch of the show in Mumbai. “Art always suffers at the hands of fear… but also ...

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Europe’s 5G to cost $62 billion more if Chinese vendors banned

PARIS: A ban on buying telecoms equipment from Chinese firms would add about 55 billion euros (£48.7 billion) to the cost of 5G networks in Europe and delay the technology by about 18 months, according to an industry analysis seen by Reuters. The United States added Huawei Technologies, the world’s ...

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