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New Delhi Former wicket-keeper-batsman of the Indian cricket team, Saba Karim, was on Sunday appointed as the head of talent search for the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Capitals (DC). Karim, 53, played 34 ODIs and one Test match for India and represented Bihar and Bengal in domestic cricket. He has been a member of the National Selection Committee of BCCI. He was also the General Manager (Cricket Operations) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Karim said, I am very excited to start my role as a talent scout for Delhi Capitals. The Capitals are an exciting team, and I look forward to working with it. “

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Mining Cryptocurrency Such as Chia Will Void Your SSD Warranty, Manufacturer Galax Warns

Mining Cryptocurrency Such as Chia Will Void Your SSD Warranty, Manufacturer Galax Warns

SSD maker Galax is warning users that mining cryptocurrencies that require excessive volume and speed on storage devices will void warranty of its SSDs. The company posted a notice on its Chinese website to warn users about losing their SSDs’ warranty amid a large number of people looking to mine Chia, a new cryptocurrency created by BitTorrent protocol developer Bram Cohen. Unlike commonly known cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum that require powerful processing, Chia demands more storage over processing for its mining.

Without specifically naming Chia, Galax said in the notice that the users of its SSDs would void their warranty if they use them for mining cryptocurrencies resulting in much higher data write volume than the regular usage patterns. The Hong Kong-based company becomes one of the first SSD manufacturers to comment on the emerging impact of cryptocurrencies requiring SSD storage for mining.

Chia is one such cryptocurrency, and while it is yet to start trading, it has attracted people looking to mine cryptocurrencies. A large number of Chia’s potential miners are coming from the Asia Pacific region — most of them from China — who have already stock high-capacity SSDs to mine Chia.

According to a report by DigiTimes, as cited by TechSpot, orders for Adata’s high-capacity SSDs grew to up to 500 percent in April compared to the previous month. China’s memory peripheral manufacturer Jiahe Jinwei also reported that its 1TB and 2TB NVMe SSDs were sold out in the market.

Chia is based on the proof of time and storage mining mechanism that exists as an alternative to the traditional proofs of work, that is used by Bitcoin and Ethereum. It, thus, requires a large amount of storage and faster writing speeds over high-end performance that other cryptocurrency miners often get from premium graphic cards.

Although proofs of time and storage is believed to be a fairer and greener alternative to the existing mechanism in the world of blockchain, the growing interest towards Chia is likely to adversely affect the SSD market as its potential miners have started stocking high-performing SSDs. The increase demand for SSDs — specifically the ones that have terabytes of storage capacity — is likely to put burden on their supplies and eventually push their prices.

That said, growing storage demand for mining Chia may also encourage SSD makers to build mining-specific SSDs over time.

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Turn to fresh vine juice in summer instead of cold drinks, know the tremendous benefits

Turn to fresh vine juice in summer instead of cold drinks, know the tremendous benefits

The summer season demands to quench the thirst and the pleasurable, pleasing, seductive, fragrant and delicious beverages give a fresh breath of life to the scorching heat. Bell juice is one such fresh drink and one of the oldest drinks in India. It also has Ayurvedic importance. Indian vine is a magical detox drink that keeps us cool, fills with new energy, cleanses and nourishes the body with all the nutrients. These juices are usually used on the occasion of Mahashivaratri after finishing the fast. It is easy to digest and has a cool summer heat.

Benefits of Bell Juice
The fruit is nothing short of blissful as it works against health problems associated with sun and summer weather. & nbsp;

It is high in fiber, vitamins and all other nutrients which are essential for human body. & Nbsp;

Bell fruit is rich in thiamine and riboflavin. Both of these are effective in reducing the effect of chemical elements from the chemical body.

Its daily intake of juice keeps the intestine healthy and reduces all kidney problems. & Nbsp;

The use of vine juice with jaggery effectively fights against fatigue and loss of energy. & Nbsp;


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Break the vine using the cylinder and take out the anus using a spoon.

Using your fingers, crush the rectum and remove the seeds. The seeds are very bitter. So make sure not to miss. & Nbsp;

Mix cold water and gently mash it again. Now, pour it in the sieve and press it against the sieve using a wooden spoon.

Remove the anus as far as possible. Add sugar to it and stir it to dissolve completely.

In a large pot, add ice cube, crushed mint leaves and pour the juice over the top. Shake and serve cold sorbet. & Nbsp;

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Richard Ratcliffe, pictured with daughter Gabriella, hailed the statement from Iran that his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, could be freed as ‘a better sign’

Family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hail reports of £400m deal for her freedom


Richard Ratcliffe, pictured with daughter Gabriella, hailed the statement from Iran that his wife, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, could be freed as ‘a better sign’

The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hailed Iranian reports that a £400 million deal had been secured for her release as a “good sign”, as Britain insisted talks were ongoing.

Iranian state media claimed on Sunday that Tehran had struck a deal in which London would repay a 1970s arms debt to secure her freedom.

“The release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in exchange for the UK’s payment of its £400 million debt to Iran has … been finalised,” an Iranian official said.

Richard Ratcliffe, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband, told The Telegraph that the family had not yet heard anything from London or Tehran, adding: “It’s probably a good sign that it’s being signalled, just as last week’s sentence was a bad sign. But my instinct is it is still a negotiating tactic.”

He added: “It doesn’t feel like things are resolved yet, even if the parameters are clearer and clearer.”

Referring to the debt, a Foreign Office spokesman said: “We continue to explore options to resolve this 40-year-old case and will not comment further as discussions are ongoing.”

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe has already completed a five-year prison sentence in Iran over dubious spying charges. She was sentenced to an additional year in prison last week on charges of plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic, which she strongly denies.

The fresh sentence came after a UK High Court hearing to resolve the £400 million debt payment was postponed without explanation. British sources said on Sunday night that the trial had been delayed at the request of the Iranian Ministry of Defence.

Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, will meet with Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, tomorrow at the G7 in London, where Iran will be on the agenda.

The United States strongly denied separate Iranian claims on Sunday that a deal involving a US-Iran prisoner swap had been agreed.

Iranian treatment of Nazanin ‘amounts to torture’

It came as Mr Raab said Iran’s treatment of the British-Iranian aid worker amounted to “torture”, the strongest rhetoric from the Government on the case so far.

Dominic Raab told the BBC's Andrew Marr that Iran had an to release Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'immediately and without condition'

Dominic Raab told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that Iran had an to release Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘immediately and without condition’

“I think it amounts to torture the way she’s being treated,” Mr Raab told the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme. He added that there was an “obligation on Iran to release her immediately and without condition”.

He also said it was “very difficult to argue” against claims that she was being held by Iran as a hostage.

“It is clear that she is subjected to a cat and mouse game that the Iranians, or certainly part of the Iranian system, engage with and they try to use her for leverage on the UK,” he said.

Mr Raab went on to stress that her imprisonment was “not solely” related to the arms debt. “We’ve said that debt is something we want to have resolved,” he added.

Iran is facing elections in June that will choose a successor to President Hassan Rouhani and is engaged in key talks in Vienna on restoring the Obama-era nuclear deal.

The dispute over the arms debt dates back to the 1970s, when the Shah of Iran paid the UK £400 million for 1,500 Chieftain tanks. The UK then refused to deliver the tanks after the Shah was toppled in the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, said last September that “the Government acknowledges there is a debt to be paid”.

US denies deal to swap prisoners

The United States poured cold water on Iranian claims that Tehran and Washington had agreed to swap four US prisoners for four Iranian prisoners as well as the release of $7 billion in frozen Iranian funds.

Ron Klain, Joe Biden’s chief of staff, told CBS’ Face the Nation that “unfortunately, that report is untrue. There is no agreement to release these four Americans.”

“We’re working very hard to get them released,” Mr Klain said. “We raise this with Iran and our interlocutors all the time, but so far there’s no agreement.”

Jake Sullivan, the US national security adviser, said the US had “not yet reached agreement” with Iran, adding that “there’s still fair distance to travel to close the remaining gaps”.

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“I am aware there are news reports circulating about the debt being paid to #FreeNazanin. I have spoken to her family and they have heard nothing confirming any of these rumours,” she wrote on Twitter.

“It was however welcome to hear Dominic Raab refer to her torture this morning on Marr. I hope the Government is doing all it can to get the hostages home.”

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Nokia is developing a 5G smartphone that could come with an 108-megapixel penta rear camera setup, as per a report. Additionally, the purported smartphone in question could be called Nokia X50, and may be launched in the third quarter of 2021. Furthermore, the specifications of the smartphone have also surfaced on the Internet. The phone may be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 SoC and may feature a display with 120Hz refresh rate. The phone may pack a large 6,000mAh battery.

As per a report by NokiaPowerUser, the alleged Nokia X50 could be a successor to Nokia 8.3 5G and the 5G smartphone is reported to be in the works for some time. It is claimed to be powered by the yet-to-launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 SoC.

The other highlight of the purported Nokia X50 smartphone is the penta rear camera setup that is claimed to have a 108-megapixel primary sensor. The report says that the primary sensor will be complemented by ultra-wide, depth, macro, and telephoto cameras. Furthermore, this Nokia smartphone is expected to feature Zeiss optics and OZO Audio tech just like Nokia 8.3 5G.

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Helen, who left Burma and came to India, became such an unbreakable part of Salman Khan's family.

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Helen who married Salman Khan, the father of Salman Khan and the famous writer of the industry, even when he had become the father of 4 children. This relationship was initially strongly opposed by the family of Salim Khan, but how did all this happen? A girl from Burma first became the top dancer of the industry and then how she became an unbreakable part of Salim Khan’s large joint family. Let us tell you about this journey of Helen.

Helen came to India from Burma

When Helen’s father died in the second world war, she came to India from Burma with the family. His financial condition was very bad at that time. At the same time, Helen’s brother also passed away. Like how Helen’s mother found a job, but barely spent the house in that salary. Eventually, Helen also decided to work. His life was identified with a background dancer, so Helen got the same job. Helen used to dance best, seeing which she got a big chance in the film Howrah Bridge. And she enveloped the audience overnight. In this way Helen emerged as a big and excellent dancer.

Met Salim Khan in 1962

Helen, who left Burma and came to India, became such an unbreakable part of Salman Khan's family.

Helen was married to director PN Arora during this time. But this marriage soon broke up. Helen finally met Salim Khan in 1962. Gradually Helen started liking Salim and Salim Khan also gave heart to Helen. Eventually, both of them got married in 1980. At that time, this relationship was opposed not only by Salim Khan’s first wife Sushila Charak but also by her children. Salman Khan, Arbaaz and Sohail were all against this marriage and did not even talk to Helen.

Helen is an unbreakable part of the family today

Helen, who left Burma and came to India, became such an unbreakable part of Salman Khan's family.

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Brett Lee and Pat Cummins the Estonian Cricket Association sent help to India

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Anxious unionists in little mood to celebrate Northern Ireland centenary | Northern Ireland


Covered up and boxed in a storage vault in the town of Enniskillen, two historic oil paintings gathered dust. King William III commissioned the portraits of himself and Queen Mary after he routed Catholic forces in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, a turning point in Irish history that established Protestant ascendance.

Unionists revere King Billy, also known as William of Orange, as a hero who saved their settler ancestors. The portraits used to gaze down from Enniskillen town hall, a reminder of their link to the crown, until the council voted to remove them in 2002.

For some unionists in this corner of County Fermanagh, it felt like a foreshadowing of their own fate. Next week they were supposed to celebrate Northern Ireland’s centenary, the 100th birthday of a state made from six of Ireland’s 32 counties in 1921 with one overriding goal: a permanent Protestant and therefore unionist majority.

But instead of festive, the mood is anxious and focused on loss – loss of power, cohesion, confidence – and with fear of worse to come, of history closing the lid.

“Northern Ireland has been a success story in many ways but people now see their Britishness being eroded. We feel diminished. It’s a lonely position,” said Stuart Brooker, an assistant grand master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland.

The portraits’ banishment – at the behest of a nationalist-controlled council – reflected a wider erosion of unionism, he said. “Things like that hurt. They hurt.” Though the paintings emerged from mothballs in 2018 and now hang at the county museum, they will not be returning to the town hall.

Stuart Brooker: ‘People now see their Britishness being eroded.’ Photograph: Paul McErlane/The Guardian

The centenary comes at arguably the most fraught moment for unionism in the state’s eventful 100 years. Catholics are on the cusp of outnumbering Protestants for the first time – a demographic shift apparent in Catholic majorities in schools and universities. Opinion polls suggest Sinn Féin could lead the next governments north and south of the border. A referendum on Irish unity seems a matter of when, not if.

Brexit has produced a trade border down the Irish Sea, which in unionist eyes economically decouples the region from the rest of the UK. Unionist parties are in disarray. The Democratic Unionist party (DUP) has just dumped Arlene Foster as its leader and Northern Ireland’s first minister, blaming her for the sea border, but party sources admit there is no masterplan, no new strategy to unpick the Northern Ireland protocol. The Ulster Unionist and Traditional Unionist Voice parties lack heft. In the vacuum hover loyalist youths and shadowy paramilitaries who recently rioted.

Little wonder few have appetite to celebrate the centenary. “I think it’s more something to be recognised,” said Tom Elliott, a former Ulster Unionist leader and MP. “I’m very pleased and proud to be in the UK and feel it’s the best way forward. It would have been better if all of Ireland had stayed in the UK.”

Sinn Féin’s Michelle Gildernew won Elliott’s Fermanagh and South Tyrone seat in 2017 and held it in 2019, in effect ending his political career and consolidating nationalism’s ascendance in the constituency.

Elliott worries about the union with Great Britain – the possibility of Scotland seceding heightens concern – but he thinks that could galvanise unionists to sell the union to voters. “If you have some nerves going into a big game it makes you more diligent.”

Tom Elliott
The former MP Tom Elliott at Enniskillen’s war memorial. Photograph: Paul McErlane/The Guardian

In Enniskillen for a long time, his side kept winning. A totemic unionist bastion, it was the site of a King Billy victory named in the ballad The Sash. Its castle symbolised loyalist preeminence. Before the Troubles, gerrymandering and discrimination helped unionists dominate the council.

That changed after a hunger strike by IRA prisoners. Bobby Sands won a byelection for the vacant Westminster seat before dying in the Maze prison on 5 May 1981, which gives Northern Ireland another fateful anniversary next week. Sands’ election was a seismic breakthrough for Sinn Féin, which soon started winning council seats around Enniskillen and across Northern Ireland.

For Sinn Féin, the “Armalite and the ballot box” strategy was a legitimate response to an unreformable, sectarian state, which eventually forced the British government to negotiate, culminating in the 1998 Good Friday agreement, a power-sharing executive at Stormont and belated equality and respect for Irish nationalism.

Others say the violence was unjustified and left open wounds. Of 116 people killed during the Troubles in Fermanagh, 101 were killed by the Provisional IRA, including 11 murdered in the 1987 Remembrance Day bombing. Of those cases, 95 remain unresolved, said Kenny Donaldson, 40, the director of services of the South East Fermanagh Foundation, a victims’ rights group.

Colourful quilts cover his office walls. They seem cheerful until closer inspection reveals each square commemorates murder victims. “The pain of injustice is still very profound,” said Donaldson, speaking in a personal capacity.

Kenny Donaldson
Kenny Donaldson, a victims’ rights campaigner, in front of a tapestry remembering murder victims. Photograph: Paul McErlane/The Guardian

In 1979 the IRA shot and seriously wounded Foster’s father, a farmer and part-time police officer, near his home outside Enniskillen. Foster was eight years old. “My father came in on all fours crawling, with blood coming from his head,” she recalled decades later.

Last week Sinn Féin held a tribute for Séamus McElwaine, the IRA man allegedly behind the attack, who went on to be killed in an SAS ambush. Nationalists suspect that Foster’s loathing for the IRA and its supporters poisoned her ability to set a conciliatory tone and work effectively with Sinn Féin during her six-year tenure. She famously compared the party to a crocodile.

Some unionists, in contrast, think their leaders were too pliable and lacked the steel of James Craig, Northern Ireland’s first prime minister, who boasted of Stormont being a Protestant parliament for a Protestant state.

They view the prosecution of former British army soldiers for Troubles-era killings as driven by Sinn Féin. When the Sinn Féin leader, Mary Lou McDonald, recently expressed sorrow for the 1979 assassination of Lord Mountbatten, it cut little ice in Enniskillen, which was home to Paul Maxwell, a 15-year-old blown up with Mountbatten and his family.

“When army veterans are being vilified, we see that as an attack on who we were,” said Brooker, who served in the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR). He mistrusts Sinn Féin’s push for an Irish language act. “It’s almost being used as a political weapon. Our Britishness is being chipped away.”

Such sentiments simmered for years – and then came Brexit. While many unionists voted remain, others – especially DUP supporters – seized the chance to assert British identity and exceptionalism.

It backfired when Boris Johnson agreed the Northern Ireland protocol, which put trade checks in the Irish Sea. Rather than a manageable technical issue, many unionists and loyalists view it as a constitutional threat. The most radical think now is a time not for centenary candles but petrol bombs.

Denzil McDaniel
Denzil McDaniel, former editor of the Impartial Reporter in Enniskillen. Photograph: Paul McErlane/The Guardian

Denzil McDaniel, 68, a former editor of the Impartial Reporter, a venerable Enniskillen newspaper, sees a faultline within unionism. Business and civic leaders recognise that change is coming, be it a united Ireland or some other constitutional arrangement within the UK. The question is when and how messy. Unionist politicians refuse to see this, said McDaniel.

“They’re in denial about the breakup of the UK. Scotland may leave, plus there is a government at Westminster that is a basket case and doesn’t give a stuff about Northern Ireland. Unionists still listen to Boris Johnson and he shafts them every time.”

When Johnson visited Enniskillen last month – a tightly controlled foray ostensibly to promote a vaccination centre – Foster greeted him not with a barrage of eggs but smiles and a polite critique of the protocol. The most robust challenge to the prime minister was from a member of the public asking why he no longer appeared on the TV show Have I Got News for You.

With nationalist parties opting to ignore the centenary, the UK government has planned low-key events next week and over the summer – an online concert, tree-planting, academic talks, a commemorative stamp.

Enniskillen will illuminate its castle and an arts centre in purple, the corporate colour of Fermanagh and Omagh district council. This modest plan squeaked through the council on a 19 to 18 vote. “It is the day Northern Ireland was created and no matter what our position, it’s important we reflect on that, whether you come from a persuasion which sees that as devastating to your community or whether it’s something to be celebrated,” Deborah Erskine, a DUP councillor, told her colleagues.

Zara Ferguson
Zara Ferguson, a navy reservist from Enniskillen. Photograph: Paul McErlane/The Guardian

Amid the mood of political crisis across the region it is easy to overlook the positives. Northern Ireland is at peace. Growing numbers of voters reject tribal labels and identify as neither nationalist or unionist. All sides take pride in the success of homegrown artists and sports stars.

In Enniskillen, personal relations between unionists and nationalists tend to be good. Everyone is happy to claim Adrian Dunbar, the Line of Duty actor, as a local son.

Optimism bubbles from Zara Ferguson, 22, born in 1998, the year of the Good Friday agreement. She never got to meet her uncle, Alan Ferguson, a UDR soldier shot in 1978. The killer was not caught, but Ferguson learned from her mother to not hate. “If she can do it, so can I.”

Ferguson, a navy reservist who studies engineering, is proud of Northern Ireland and its position in the UK. “There are so many benefits. We’re so lucky.” She wishes the union a happy birthday and a long life. “I’d say I’m Northern Irish and British. I’m not Irish. I don’t live in Ireland.”