Australian prime minister says Bing could replace Google

first_imgCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says Microsoft is confident it can fill the void if Google carries out its threat to remove its search engine from Australia. A Google executive told a Senate hearing last month that it would likely make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government goes ahead with a draft law that would make tech giants pay for news content. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has spoken to Microsoft’s chief executive about its search engine, Bing, filling the space. “I can tell you, Microsoft’s pretty confident” that Australians would not be worse off, Morrison said.last_img read more

Cricket News Tamim Iqbal Back In Bangladesh Squad For Twenty20 Internationals Against India

first_imgNew Delhi: Tamim Iqbal, who had missed the home series involving Zimbabwe and Afghanistan after the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has been included back in the Bangladesh team for the upcoming three-match Twenty20 Internationals against India. The left-hander had requested a break from the Bangladesh Cricket Board after a woeful 2019 World Cup where he managed just one fifty. In the subsequent series against Sri Lanka, where he was also the captain, Bangladesh were whitewashed 3-0 and he requested time-off to work on his fitness.However, there is a major surprise in the inclusion of Arafat Sunny and Al-Amin Hossain. Sunny and Al-Amin featured in the 2016 World T20 and have not played for Bangladesh since. The 33-year-old Sunny, a left-arm orthodox spinner who has taken 12 wickets in 10 T20Is, was suspended during the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 for an illegal bowling action. He had also spent two months in jail after being arrested in 2017 for his involvement in a family dispute.Al-Amin’s inclusion is a result of Rubel Hossain getting injured. The squad sees the inclusion of some youngsters like Afif Hossain, who hit a fifty against Zimbabwe in the Twenty20 tri-series. The selectors also decided to drop Sabbir Rahman, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Rubel and Taijul Islam from the side that played during the tri-nation series at home. Speaking about the squad, chief selector Minhajul Abedin said, “We have recalled Sunny because we need someone experienced for India, which is a tough country. Al-Amin comes into the squad as some of our other fast bowlers are injured.”The side will be captained by Shakib Al Hasan, who himself took a break after the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup for the series against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh have lost all eight Twenty20 Internationals against India, with the last loss coming in 2018 in a heart-breaking final at the Nidahas Trophy in Colombo. In that match, Dinesh Karthik smashed 29 off eight balls which included a last ball six off Soumya Sarkar. Also Read | Bangladesh board announces squad for Sri Lanka series, Shakib Al Hasan restedThe T20I series will begin with the first match on November 3 at Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi. The next two games are at Rajkot and Nagpur on November 7 and 10 respectively.  Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (C), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Naim Sheikh, Mushfiqur Rahhim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Musaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam Biplob, Arafat Sunny, Mohammad Saifuddin, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Barkley says ‘unintelligent’ Blacks ‘brainwashed’ to choose street cred over success

first_imgNBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is not scared and is one of the most outspoken celebrity athletes of modern times, like him or not.So it comes to no surprise whatsoever that the former Philadelphia 76er superstar told Philadelphia radio hosts too many Black people are caught up in a culture that’s more concerned with street cred than intelligence.Speaking on the radio show “Afternoons with Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis,” the current “NBA on TNT” commentator was asked his opinion on Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson, who was the subject of an article detailing allegations he wasn’t “Black enough.”Barkley did not detour around his feelings, but instead plowed through the controversial topic:“We as Black people are never going to be successful, not because of you White people, but because of other Black people. When you are Black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other Black people,” Barkley said.Barkley said African Americans are too concerned with street cred than true success and that’s holding the community back.“For some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not Black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good Black person. It’s a dirty, dark secret in the Black community.“There are a lot of Black people who are unintelligent, who don’t have success. It’s best to knock a successful Black person down because they’re intelligent, they speak well, they do well in school, and they’re successful. It’s just typical BS that goes on when you’re Black, man.”What do you think of Barkley’s scathing comments? Agree or disagree?last_img read more