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IPL takes digital and information route to curb wagering, match-fixing

Home News Entertainment (Image credit: www.IPLT20.com) The Indian Premier League (IPL), the world's most popular T20 league, kicks off at United Arab Emirates from September 19. And the league which has had its problems with illegal betting and match-fixing is this time taking the technology route, data and digital methods to be precise, to keep…

Facebook takes down Trump post saying kids are immune to coronavirus

Facebook removed a video post from President Trump Wednesday in which he claimed in an interview with Fox News that children are "almost immune" to COVID-19.Why it matters: It’s the first time that Facebook has removed content from Trump's account for violating policies on coronavirus-related misinformation.The latest: Twitter took down the same Trump video post…

Primate takes phone, then selfies…

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian student whose cellphone was stolen while he was sleeping has tracked down the culprit: a monkey who took photo and video selfies with the device before abandoning it.Zackrydz Rodzi, 20, said Wednesday that his phone was missing from his bedroom when he woke up Saturday. He found the…

“Unpregnant” takes a serious subject and makes it the reason for a journey

While watching "Unpregnant" I could shake off the nagging thought of the massive unfairness it illustrates. That's the point of it, of course; the movie wouldn't exist at all, if not for the constraints patriarchal dominances place upon women. Honestly, though, it's amazing that in 2020, young female characters are required to contend with a serious,…

Facebook removes pages for conservative group Patriot Prayer after one member died in a Portland run-in

Facebook took down multiple pages for right-wing group Patriot Prayer and the group's founder, Joey Gibson.  One of the members of Patriot Prayer was shot and killed during a protest in Portland, Oregon, last Saturday. A company spokesperson told Reuters that the social media platform removed the pages to prevent the spread of "violent social…

Take Five: ECB takes the hot seat

LONDON (Reuters) - 1/ EURO-WATCHING FILE PHOTO: A man cycles towards the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph OrlowskiThere’s plenty for the ECB to chew over at its meeting on Thursday. The euro hit $1.20 for the first time since 2018 - not a big deal if that reflects…

It takes more than plexiglass to secure against aerosolized SARS-CoV-2

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 3, 2020 - Especially in settings where personal protective equipment, or PPE, is in short supply, intubation -- inserting a breathing tube down a patient's throat -- poses a major risk of SARS-CoV-2 exposure for doctors and nurses as viral particles are released into the air. Researchers from UPMC and the U.S. Army…

Hamilton takes Formula One’s ‘party mode’ ban as a compliment

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton said he saw a clampdown on engine modes as a compliment to his dominant Mercedes team and suspected the move could backfire on rivals seeking to slow him down. Speaking at the Italian Grand Prix on Thursday, the six- times world champion said the so-called ‘party…

NFL takes over Washington Football Group examination

Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The NFL is now handling the investigation into claims of sexual harassment within the Washington Football Team workplace. The team had hired attorney Beth Wilkinson to investigate the claims after a story broke in the Washington Post in July, which featured 15 former female employees who said multiple members of the…

He’s back! Alaphilippe takes emotional win at Tour de France

View photosFrance's Julian Alaphilippe wears a face mask as he arrives for the 107th Tour de France cycling race team presentation, in Nice, southern France, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 ahead of upcoming Saturday's start of the race. The Tour de France sets off shrouded in uncertainty and riding in the face of the coronavirus pandemic…

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Film & 40s: Mickeys and Whiskies: The Other Me

You need Premium to view this Subscribe to Giant Bomb Premium to get access to this and more premium shows, live streams, and podcasts. Get Premium Learn More Jan, Abby, and Ben are back for another round of nostalgia. This time we get down into the science and morals of cloning, dancing in the cafeteria,…

Latasha Harlins’ Death Sustained the 1991 LA Riots. A New Documentary Commemorates Her Life.

Any 1990s news viewer is familiar with the footage of Rodney King being kicked and beaten with batons by four members of the LAPD—it’s been seared into the American consciousness. But that attack wasn’t the only filmed assault that sparked L.A.’s 1992 riots. Just thirteen days after Rodney was beaten, a fifteen-year-old Black girl named…

The Kumiho From Lovecraft County Is Actually Much Scarier in Ancient Mythology

If you haven’t heard—obscure, terrifying monsters from international folktales are in vogue right now. Who could forget 2020’s breakout TV star, The Outsider’s hungry-as-hell creeper, El Cuco? We have A24’s The Green Knight coming up, too, which will most definitely ruin all our Spamalot-esque, rowdy ideas of Arthurian legend. In Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s…

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9 Best Low-Carb Cocktails You Can Consume on the Keto Diet

Appetite for Energy/Tasteaholics Thinking of going on a low-carb diet? Good news: while you need to be more conscious of what you choose to imbibe, there's no need to ditch alcohol altogether. (Cue the sighs of relief.) Yes, some drinks are higher in sugar (and therefore higher in carbs) than others. So while you can’t…

Everything We Know So Far About Season 2 of Euphoria

Season 2 of HBO's Euphoria was supposed to debut in 2020, but COVID put a wrench into things; the series is now expected to begin filming in 2021.Zendaya, who just won an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, will return along with everyone else you expect to return (yes, of course Fez will…

HBO’s Watchmen Is Officially Dead (For Now)

HBO's Watchmen showrunner, Damon Lindelof, says he will likely not be returning for a second season.Lindelof told HBO they can move forward without him should they desire to.It’s likely the series will end indefinitely after just 1 season.With Watchmen nominated for more Emmy nominations than any other series this year (26!), fans are likely wondering…