Glamorgan’s batting woes continue

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Durham 75 for 0 (Lees 53*) trail Glamorgan154 by 79 runs
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After they were dismissed for 88 and 85 in their previous championship game at Hove, Glamorgan’s batting woes continued at Sophia Gardens on the opening day of their game against Durham. They were dismissed for 154 from 49 .1 overs with tail ender Rory Smith top scoring with 36.

Durham had no problems when they batted, with Alex Lees, who has left Yorkshire and signed a three year contract with his adopted county, leading the way to a chanceless half century. The visitors were 75 for 0 at the close, and trailing by 79 with all their wickets intact.

Glamorgan were undone by the visitors’ pace attack, with Chris Rushworth and new signing Matt Salisbury sharing six wickets, as the batsmen struggled in overcast conditions.

Nineteen overs were lost at the start of the day due to a persistent drizzle, and after Paul Collingwood had no hesitation in bowling first after an uncontested toss, Glamorgan were soon losing wickets against an accurate visitors pace attack.

Jack Murphy was the first to go when, after scoring the opening 17 runs of the innings he was well caught low down at third slip off Rushworth, and after Connor Brown and Nick Selman- who had laboured for 26 balls and 46 minutes over his two runs- were out, Glamorgan were 26 for 3 at lunch.

Salisbury, who was initially on a loan deal with Durham before signing a contract until 2020, has also played for Essex and Hampshire, and was the pick of the seamers, ending with 3 for 34 from 13 accurate overs.

Kiran Carlson and David Lloyd resisted for 16 overs as they shared a partnership of 51 for the fourth wicket, before Carlson, shouldering arms to Salisbury, was bowled off stump. After Chris Cooke went for a duck, also deceived by Salisbury, much depended on Lloyd , but when Collingwood appeared with his cutters, the former England all rounder induced Lloyd to give him a return catch.

Smith played an useful knock towards the end, but after Rushworth had dismissed him , Durham’s latest overseas signing, the Indian spinner Axar Patel, ended the innings by taking the final two wickets in nineteen balls.

Durham had 28 overs left to bat, and although conditions might have eased, Cameron Steel and Alex Lees set off purposefully, and were seldom in any trouble against the Glamorgan pace attack. Lees was the dominant partner, driving elegantly through the offside and racing ahead of his partner.

Lees reached his half century from 53 balls out of 59, which included a large proportion of boundaries -eleven-, but shortly afterwards the light deteriorated and play was called off for the day with eight overs remaining.

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Rain abates in flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps

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Aug
19

KOCHI, India (Reuters) – A deluge in flood-stricken Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among over 200,000 people crammed into relief camps.

Incessant rains since Aug. 8 have caused the state’s worst floods in a century, and at least 186 people have perished, many of them killed by landslides. The beaches and backwaters of Kerala are top destinations for domestic and international tourists, but far fewer visit during the monsoon season.

The India Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall only at one or two places of Kerala on Sunday and withdrew a red alert in several districts. Flood waters too began to recede from several places.

Using boats and helicopters, India’s military has led rescue efforts to reach people in communities cut off for days by the floods, with many trapped on roof tops and the upper floors of their homes, and in desperate need of food and potable water.

Rescue teams were focused on the town of Chengannur on the banks of the Pamba River, where some 5,000 people are feared to be trapped, officials said.

More than 200,000 families have taken refuge at relief camps set up across the state, an official at the Kerala State Disaster Management office said.

Map of Kerala flooding: here

Kerala’s chief minister had earlier said over 200,000 people had taken shelter in camps since the monsoon rains began three months ago.

Anil Vasudevan, who handles disaster management at the Kerala health department, said authorities had isolated three people with chickenpox in one of the relief camps in Aluva town, nearly 250 km (155 miles) from state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

He said the department was preparing to deal with a possible outbreak of water-borne and air-borne diseases in the camps, where an estimated two million people have taken shelter since the monsoon rains began three months ago.

Kerala, which usually receives high rainfall, has seen over 250 percent more rain than normal between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, causing the state authorities to release water from 35 dangerously full dams, sending a surge into its main river.

As the rain abated on Sunday morning, one resident in Cheranelloor, a suburb of Kochi situated on the banks of the Periyar river, visited his home to see when he and his family could return.

“The entire house is covered with mud. It will take days to clean to make it liveable. All our household articles, including the TV and fridge have been destroyed,” 60-year-old T P Johnny told Reuters.

Kochi’s airport is closed due to waterlogging, and Jet Airways has arranged additional flights from Thiruvananthapuram for passengers holding confirmed tickets from Kochi.

India’s national carrier Air India will operate ATR flights from the naval airport in Kochi to Bangalore and Coimbatore, starting Monday.

Late on Saturday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that there was no shortage of food in the state as traders had stocked up ahead of a local festival.

“The only problem is transporting it,” he told reporters. “The central government and public have cooperated well in this effort to fight this disaster.”

He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the state on Saturday, announced an assistance of 5 billion Indian rupees ($71 million) against his request for 20 billion.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates, where many Keralites work, has also offered assistance to the state.

GRAPHIC: Kerala under water here

($1 = 70.09 Indian rupees)

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Additional reporting by Gopakumar Warrier, Arunkumar Koyyur, Sriraj Kalluvila, Munsif Vengattil and Maju Samuel in BENGALURU, Swati Bhat in Mumbai; Writing by Krishna N. Das and Swati Bhat; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

PC thanks everyone for wishes and blessings

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Aug
19

Bollywood’s desi girl Priyanka Chopra found her Mr Right in American singer Nick Jonas. After staying tight-lipped about their romance for over two months, the couple finally officiated their union with a traditional Indian Roka ceremony on Saturday morning. The intimate ceremony took place at the actress’ home, in the presence of close friends and family.

Soon after the ceremony, Priyanka and Nick posed for a loved-up picture and proclaimed their love for each other in their captions. While the bride-to-be wrote, “Taken… With all my heart and soul…”, her fiancé proudly introduced the “Future Mrs. Jonas” to all his fans calling her “My heart. My love.”

As wishes and congratulatory messages poured in from friends, family and fans, Nick’s dad, Paul Kevin Jonas welcomed Priyanka to the family, saying, “Congratulations and welcome to our family!”

Leaving a heartfelt comment on his son’s post, he said, “So happy for you my son. You are beautiful together!”

iOS 11.4 Jailbreak On Cards? Alibaba Researcher Discovers Two Bugs

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19
Download iOS 11.4 Jailbreak Electra Tool
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Currently, the most reliable jailbreak available to iOS 11 users is CoolStar’s Electra tool that supports devices running iOS 11.3.1 through iOS 11.4 beta 3. A lot of people in the jailbreak community are waiting for an iOS 11.4 jailbreak tool, but the scene doesn’t look so promising. Now a respected security researcher has renewed our interest in the iOS 11.4 jailbreak.

Zheng himself unlike to release a public jailbreak tool

Min ‘Spark’ Zheng, a security researcher at Alibaba, outlined two new bugs in iOS 11.4 during his presentation at the DefCon 26 hacking conference in Las Vegas. Spark’s presentation has sparked speculations that we may eventually see an iOS 11.4 jailbreak release, maybe after the iOS 12 rolls out to the public next month.

Min Zheng’s presentation was titled Fasten your seatbelts: We are escaping iOS 11 sandbox. You can find his complete presentation on GitHub. His presentation suggests both the bugs were reported to Apple on June 7th. The iPhone maker patched them in iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 beta. But the bugs are still present in the iOS 11.4.

Will Min Zheng – or someone else – use these vulnerabilities to create and release a full-fledged iOS 11.4 jailbreak tool? Zheng is a security researcher who discovers bugs for research purposes, not for jailbreaking. He himself is unlikely to release an iOS 11.4 jailbreak to the public.

However, another hacker interested in liberating iOS devices for the broader community could put in the hard work to put together a public jailbreak tool. It’s possible, but it’s too early to say who will take up the challenge.

Azad expected to talk about iOS 11.4 jailbreak next month

A developer going by the name Brandon Azad is also expected to talk about a potential iOS 11.4 jailbreak at a security conference in Hong Kong next month. Azad’s presentation at the beVX Conference is titled Crashing to root: How to escape the iOS sandbox using abort ().”

Azad will demonstrate how to exploit the CVE-2018-4280 bug in iOS 11.4, which Apple fixed in the iOS 11.4.1. The bug is attributed to Brandon Azad himself in Apple’s security release.

A potential iOS 11.4 jailbreak is not outside the realm of possibility, but it may be a long wait. Even if a developer releases the 11.4 jailbreak tool in the coming months, very few users would stay on the iOS 11.4 firmware after the public rollout of iOS 12.

Notably, Apple stopped signing iOS 11.4 last month following the release of iOS 11.4.1. If you have upgraded to iOS 11.4.1 or iOS 12 beta, there is no way to go back to iOS 11.4. Potential jailbreak users are most affected when Apple stops signing an older firmware. We are unlikely to see any further iOS 11.x releases as iOS 12 is just around the corner.

The iOS 12 will bring a number of new features and performance improvements. It will offer improved augmented reality, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, better parental controls, and Screen Time. The Screen Time feature will let you see how much time you spend on your iPhone or iPad and within individual apps. Users will also be able to set daily time limits on individual apps. Apple has also promised that iOS 12 would offer 70% faster swipe to the camera and 50% faster keyboard display, even on older iPhones and iPads.

Sanjay Banger praises India’s batsmen for technical changes

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Aug
19

Adjustments to individual techniques coupled with the focus and discipline of the India batsmen were the key to them ending the first day in a good position, according to batting coach Sanjay Banger, who believed it could be a turning point for the batting line-up

Fraught techniques, weak application, inappropriate shot selection and lack of partnerships were identified as reasons for the failure of all the India specialist batsmen, barring Virat Kohli, over the first two Tests. It meant the team think tank were forced to ring in changes, which further exacerbated the issue.

However, asked to bat by England captain Joe Root on a slow and dry pitch, India’s batsmen showed patience, composure and a renewed vigour and the first impact was the 60-run opening partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul.

“The most important thing was the opening partnership was according to our expectation,” Bangar said. “In the previous two Tests we were losing two or three wickets inside the first 15 overs. Because of that the middle order was walking in early in difficult conditions. It was not just the start but also the way they were batting was good.”

The adjustments were subtle and Bangar gave a few examples: Dhawan tinkered with his bat speed, Rahul waited for the ball to come, Ajinkya Rahane used his feet more to play strokes confidently.

“The way Shikhar made the changes to his batting, the way he reduced his bat speed, the way he played the ball later, these adjustments he made in the last six or seven days, he should get credit. KL Rahul, too, was playing on the back foot, he was reacting after the ball’s movement. These changes the batsmen have made make me hopeful for the rest of the series. With five more innings left, if our batsmen can play in the same way, their performance graph will carry on to improve.”

All India’s batsmen played shots more in front of square, both on the front and the back foot. At Edgbaston, the they played a total of 94 balls in front of square. At Lord’s that came down to 68. In this third Test, already that count stands at 80.

Anotther significant difference was the batsmen were committed to scoring unlike the rut they found themselves in the first two Tests. Bangar said the batting group was conscious of the fast outfield at Trent Bridge.

“We all realise that the outfield is very, very fast here in Nottingham. So you get value for your shots. Because the ball is swinging, the way it has been, you always have a lot of players in catching positions. It leaves big gaps in the field, so if you get bat on ball, time it well, there is always value for… I don’t think any side can control run rate here beyond a certain limit because value for shots, it is a fast outfield, anybody timing the ball will get value for shots.”

The backbone of the India innings was the 159-run fourth-wicket partnership between Kohli and Rahane although both batsmen missed out on centuries. Nonetheless, the significant bit was Rahane finding form with his first half-century in 14 Test innings.

“His mindset was very clear,” Banger said. “He was very positive, his feet were moving well. He was getting into good positions…at times there can be a lapse in concentration which can lead to losing your wicket, which had happened in the previous Test. But he seemed to be in good nick and he capitalised, put us in a good position and he would be hurting because a big score was on the cards.”

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Iran says its economy not in ‘dead-end’ from U.S. sanctions

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LONDON (Reuters) – Iran’s vice president said on Saturday the Islamic Republic would resist pressures from U.S. sanctions by relying on its oil and other natural resources.

“It is a critical moment for our economy, but we are not in a dead end … this country has plenty of human and natural resources that can rely on,” Eshagh Jahangiri was quoted as saying by the IRNA news agency.

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Sonali Bendre on the flood-affected people

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iOS 11.4 Jailbreak On Cards? Alibaba Researcher Discovers Two Bugs

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Download iOS 11.4 Jailbreak Electra Tool
Image Source: Apple.com (screenshot)

Currently, the most reliable jailbreak available to iOS 11 users is CoolStar’s Electra tool that supports devices running iOS 11.3.1 through iOS 11.4 beta 3. A lot of people in the jailbreak community are waiting for an iOS 11.4 jailbreak tool, but the scene doesn’t look so promising. Now a respected security researcher has renewed our interest in the iOS 11.4 jailbreak.

Zheng himself unlike to release a public jailbreak tool

Min ‘Spark’ Zheng, a security researcher at Alibaba, outlined two new bugs in iOS 11.4 during his presentation at the DefCon 26 hacking conference in Las Vegas. Spark’s presentation has sparked speculations that we may eventually see an iOS 11.4 jailbreak release, maybe after the iOS 12 rolls out to the public next month.

Min Zheng’s presentation was titled Fasten your seatbelts: We are escaping iOS 11 sandbox. You can find his complete presentation on GitHub. His presentation suggests both the bugs were reported to Apple on June 7th. The iPhone maker patched them in iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 beta. But the bugs are still present in the iOS 11.4.

Will Min Zheng – or someone else – use these vulnerabilities to create and release a full-fledged iOS 11.4 jailbreak tool? Zheng is a security researcher who discovers bugs for research purposes, not for jailbreaking. He himself is unlikely to release an iOS 11.4 jailbreak to the public.

However, another hacker interested in liberating iOS devices for the broader community could put in the hard work to put together a public jailbreak tool. It’s possible, but it’s too early to say who will take up the challenge.

Azad expected to talk about iOS 11.4 jailbreak next month

A developer going by the name Brandon Azad is also expected to talk about a potential iOS 11.4 jailbreak at a security conference in Hong Kong next month. Azad’s presentation at the beVX Conference is titled Crashing to root: How to escape the iOS sandbox using abort ().”

Azad will demonstrate how to exploit the CVE-2018-4280 bug in iOS 11.4, which Apple fixed in the iOS 11.4.1. The bug is attributed to Brandon Azad himself in Apple’s security release.

A potential iOS 11.4 jailbreak is not outside the realm of possibility, but it may be a long wait. Even if a developer releases the 11.4 jailbreak tool in the coming months, very few users would stay on the iOS 11.4 firmware after the public rollout of iOS 12.

Notably, Apple stopped signing iOS 11.4 last month following the release of iOS 11.4.1. If you have upgraded to iOS 11.4.1 or iOS 12 beta, there is no way to go back to iOS 11.4. Potential jailbreak users are most affected when Apple stops signing an older firmware. We are unlikely to see any further iOS 11.x releases as iOS 12 is just around the corner.

The iOS 12 will bring a number of new features and performance improvements. It will offer improved augmented reality, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, better parental controls, and Screen Time. The Screen Time feature will let you see how much time you spend on your iPhone or iPad and within individual apps. Users will also be able to set daily time limits on individual apps. Apple has also promised that iOS 12 would offer 70% faster swipe to the camera and 50% faster keyboard display, even on older iPhones and iPads.

Joe Root makes his big call but has ‘no doubt’ over Ben Stokes’ readiness

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Aug
18

Deserve, as Clint Eastwood said, has nothing to do with it.

While it’s probably unfortunate to evoke an Eastwood character in connection with Ben Stokes at present – the above quote comes from Unforgiven, where Eastwood played the part of William Munny, but you wouldn’t have to look too far to find a Dirty Harry comparison (“Would you, Punk”) – it fits pretty neatly.

Did Sam Curran deserve to be dropped for Trent Bridge? No. He’s averaging 42 with the bat and 24 with the ball in this Test series. It’s only a couple of weeks since he was Man-of-the-Match at Edgbaston and his left-arm swing has given England some much-needed variation. He is unlucky, for sure.

But the question should not be ‘who deserves it’ but ‘who gives England the stronger team.’ And Stokes is, at this stage of his career, almost certainly the better all-round option. He’s scored six Test hundreds (Curran has yet to make a first-class century) and taken four five-wicket hauls, after all. And he may be the best fielder in the side.

And while he is deemed the better player, his selection makes sense. Once the team management were sure Stokes was fit, mentally and physically, to return to the side, he had to play. Painful though it is to disappoint Curran who deserves so much better. In an era where England are rich in all-round talent – Moeen Ali hasn’t played a Test this summer, remember – something had to give. Stokes has been, as Joe Root put it, “a proven performer for a long period of time” and, in that same Edgbaston Test in which Curran excelled, produced the spell of bowling which secured victory.

Stokes did look drained towards the end of the trial. Not only that, it became apparent in the witness box that he cannot stand still for long periods of time as he suffers from back pain. It is one of the reasons he is a reluctant slip fielder to the seamers. He needs to keep moving.

So, having ascertained he was fit to bat and bowl in the nets on Thursday and Friday, Root sat him down sometime on Thursday and tried to come to a conclusion over his mental preparedness.

“It was just me and him,” Root said. “And I asked him where he was at. He told me he’s desperate to get out there. I felt he was ready to play. I’ve known him since we were both really quite young and I feel very confident he will be able to go out and put in a strong performance. No, I’ve no doubt.”

Might Stokes’ selection send an unhelpful signal to potential players? Might it suggest that, while England talk a good game about culture and responsibility, they’ll turn a blind eye to a certain level of indiscretion when it’s convenient?

It probably can be seen that way, yes. But Stokes has been cleared of serious wrongdoing in a court of law and, as when he was recalled for the New Zealand tour, the England management are keen not to prejudice the conclusions of the Cricket Discipline Commission case that will follow. Stokes may face more censure yet. But he has missed an Ashes tour already and Root, perhaps better briefed and a bit more sophisticated in the ways of the media, was very reluctant to follow Trevor Bayliss’ lead and be drawn into suggesting Stokes should make any sort of public apology.

“There are certain things that should be kept within the group and I will leave it there,” Root said. “It is up to Ben [whether to offer any sort of public apology] and I am sure when it’s the right time he will say what he feels he needs to say.”

There were other options. Jos Buttler, for all his talent, is 22 Tests into a career that has yet to yield a century and is averaging just 8.33 in this series. At some stage that talent has to be turned into something more tangible. But the England management are confident he will come good and, only four Tests into his latest comeback, do not want to abandon the plan just yet. He might well require a display of belief from the management to build the levels of self-confidence required to unleash that ability. Still, he’s probably no more talented than Mark Rampakash and we know how his Test career ended.

Adil Rashid or Ollie Pope might have been considered vulnerable, too. But, for all his inactivity in this series to date, England value the option of Rashid’s spin while none of England’s middle-order batsmen are ideally suited to batting at No. 4. Well, none but Root. And he’s already a place too high. They don’t need five seamers in the side, either, and it says much for Chris Woakes’ comeback at Lord’s that he hardly occurs as an option to be dropped.

England’s real problems are higher up the order. Alastair Cook is averaging 11.33 this series and Keaton Jennings 20.33. And while conditions have been demanding for batsmen and Cook’s career record has long since been assured, the sense remains the team management are in denial as to his decline. The monster double-century he scored on a horrifically slow pitch in Melbourne represents one of only three occasions he has reached 40 in his most recent 23 innings. He has reached 25 only six times in that period and his slip catching has become a real worry. If a county opening batsman can use the narrow of window of opportunity offered by the last few weeks of the season to make a compelling case – and you might well think Rory Burns has already done that – there may yet be more changes at the top of the order before the end of the year.

In the end, though, it made sense for Curran to make way. Every selection is brutal. Every selection brings joy and pain in equal measure. And just as James Hildreth doesn’t deserve to have missed out on international cricket, Graham Onions didn’t deserve the back injury that robbed him of just a little nip and Ezra Moseley didn’t deserve to be born in an era when Caribbean cricket was bursting with wonderful seamers, Curran can absolutely consider himself unfortunate.

But that doesn’t make this decision wrong. And Curran can console himself with the knowledge that he is, aged 20, already established within the set-up. If, as is being rumoured, England opt to rest both Stuart Broad and James Anderson from the Sri Lanka tour, Curran will be one of the beneficiaries. So, too, will Jamie Porter, who is impressing in almost every training session.

“Sam wasn’t delighted,” Root admitted, “but he took it extremely well and very maturely for a young guy who is desperate to play.

“The difficult part is the fact that everyone is performing so well. Sam has done an exceptional job throughout the series. It made it very difficult to leave him out; probably one of the most difficult selections I’ve had to make as captain. He’s been fantastic when he’s played and I still feel he has a big part to play throughout this series to come.

“But Ben played exceptionally well at Edgbaston. He’s in a really good place to go out and play for England.”

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Rains pile misery on flooded Kerala as toll rises to 164

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17

KOCHI/BENGALURU, India (Reuters) – The worst floods in a century in Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with more misery expected as heavy rain pushed water levels higher.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit the state later on Friday and its chief minister said he was hoping the military could step up help for the rescue effort, which is already using dozens of helicopters and hundreds of boats.

“I spoke to the defence minister this morning and asked for more helicopters,” Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told a news conference in the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram, adding that he planned to send 11 more helicopters to the worst-hit places.

“In some areas, airlifting is the only option … thousands are still marooned,” said Vijayan.

The floods began nine days ago and Vijayan said 164 people had been killed – some in landslides – with about 223,000 people forced into 1,568 relief camps.

A Reuters witness on board a relief helicopter in Chengannur town in the south of the state said people stranded on roof tops were seen waving desperately at navy aircraft.

“The town looked like an island dotted with houses and cars submerged in muddy flood waters and downed coconut trees,” said the witness.

Two navy helicopters circled as people on roofs of flooded homes waved clothing to call for help.

The helicopters dropped food and water in metal baskets and airlifted at least four people, including a three-year-old child, from roofs, the witness said.

Elsewhere, a man with a cast on his leg was seen lying on the roof of a church as he awaited rescue.

Anil Vasudevan, the head of the Kerala health disaster response wing, said his department had geared up to handle the needs of victims.

“We’ve deployed adequate doctors and staff and provided all essential medicines in the relief camps, where the evacuees will be housed,” he said.

But a big worry was what happens after the flood waters fall. People going home will be susceptible to water-borne diseases, he said.

“We are making elaborate arrangements to deal with that,” he said.

PLANES, TRAINS DISRUPTED

Kerala is a major destination for both domestic and foreign tourists.

The airport in its main commercial city of Kochi has been flooded it has suspended operations until Aug. 26 with flights being diverted to two other airports in the state. Rail and road traffic has also been disrupted in many places.

“Water levels continue to overflow on track and surpassing danger level of bridges at different places,” Southern Railway said in a statement, adding it had cancelled more than a dozen trains passing through Kerala.

The office of the chief minister said heavy rain was falling in some places on Friday. More showers are expected over the weekend.

Modi said on Twitter that he would travel to Kerala “to take stock of the unfortunate situation”.

Kerala has been hit with 37 percent more rainfall than normal since the beginning of this monsoon, the Meteorological Department said.

Some plantations have also been inundated. The state is a major producer of rubber, tea, coffee and spices such as black pepper and cardamom.

“It’s very scary. I can still see people on their roofs waiting to be rescued,” said George Valy, a rubber dealer in Kottayam town.

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Reporting by Sivaram Venkitasubramanian in Kochi and Gopakumar Warrier in Bengaluru; Additional reporting by Jose Devasia in Kochi and Swati Bhat and Rajendra Jadhav in Mumbai; Writing by Euan Rocha and Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Robert Birsel

DP looks lost in thoughts in her latest pic

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Aug
17

Today marks the 47th birth anniversary of Saif Ali Khan. The pictures of the mini midnight bash have been surfacing the internet. Saif celebrated with his close ones and looked extremely charming in the pictures. On this special day, his brother-in-law and actor Kunal Kemmu shared an uber cool picture of him posing with Saif Ali Khan.

The ‘Golmaal Again’ actor shared the picture wishing the ‘Chef’ actor. He wrote, “Happy Happy Birthday Bhai.. lots of love.. here is to more fun in the sun #happybirthday #saifalikhan”

Well, Kunal’s sweet gesture speaks a lot about their relationship!

Professionally, Kunal and Saif have worked together in ‘Go Goa Gone’. The film was definitely a hit among the audience. Kunal is also a part of the film’s sequel as well.

On the work front, Saif Ali Khan will be next seen in ‘Baazaar’. The film is set in the backdrop of money, power, and business, largely based on the Stock market. The movie also stars Chitrangada Singh, Radhika Apte, and debutante Rohan Mehra. Moreover, there have been reports of him being approached for the sequel to 2007 hit film ‘Life In A Metro’.

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Aug
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Download iOS 11.4 Jailbreak Electra Tool
Image Source: Apple.com (screenshot)

Currently, the most reliable jailbreak available to iOS 11 users is CoolStar’s Electra tool that supports devices running iOS 11.3.1 through iOS 11.4 beta 3. A lot of people in the jailbreak community are waiting for an iOS 11.4 jailbreak tool, but the scene doesn’t look so promising. Now a respected security researcher has renewed our interest in the iOS 11.4 jailbreak.

Zheng himself unlike to release a public jailbreak tool

Min ‘Spark’ Zheng, a security researcher at Alibaba, outlined two new bugs in iOS 11.4 during his presentation at the DefCon 26 hacking conference in Las Vegas. Spark’s presentation has sparked speculations that we may eventually see an iOS 11.4 jailbreak release, maybe after the iOS 12 rolls out to the public next month.

Min Zheng’s presentation was titled Fasten your seatbelts: We are escaping iOS 11 sandbox. You can find his complete presentation on GitHub. His presentation suggests both the bugs were reported to Apple on June 7th. The iPhone maker patched them in iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 beta. But the bugs are still present in the iOS 11.4.

Will Min Zheng – or someone else – use these vulnerabilities to create and release a full-fledged iOS 11.4 jailbreak tool? Zheng is a security researcher who discovers bugs for research purposes, not for jailbreaking. He himself is unlikely to release an iOS 11.4 jailbreak to the public.

However, another hacker interested in liberating iOS devices for the broader community could put in the hard work to put together a public jailbreak tool. It’s possible, but it’s too early to say who will take up the challenge.

Azad expected to talk about iOS 11.4 jailbreak next month

A developer going by the name Brandon Azad is also expected to talk about a potential iOS 11.4 jailbreak at a security conference in Hong Kong next month. Azad’s presentation at the beVX Conference is titled Crashing to root: How to escape the iOS sandbox using abort ().”

Azad will demonstrate how to exploit the CVE-2018-4280 bug in iOS 11.4, which Apple fixed in the iOS 11.4.1. The bug is attributed to Brandon Azad himself in Apple’s security release.

A potential iOS 11.4 jailbreak is not outside the realm of possibility, but it may be a long wait. Even if a developer releases the 11.4 jailbreak tool in the coming months, very few users would stay on the iOS 11.4 firmware after the public rollout of iOS 12.

Notably, Apple stopped signing iOS 11.4 last month following the release of iOS 11.4.1. If you have upgraded to iOS 11.4.1 or iOS 12 beta, there is no way to go back to iOS 11.4. Potential jailbreak users are most affected when Apple stops signing an older firmware. We are unlikely to see any further iOS 11.x releases as iOS 12 is just around the corner.

The iOS 12 will bring a number of new features and performance improvements. It will offer improved augmented reality, Memoji, Siri Shortcuts, better parental controls, and Screen Time. The Screen Time feature will let you see how much time you spend on your iPhone or iPad and within individual apps. Users will also be able to set daily time limits on individual apps. Apple has also promised that iOS 12 would offer 70% faster swipe to the camera and 50% faster keyboard display, even on older iPhones and iPads.

Spin lessons, leadership test underline Australia A’s India visit

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17

If there is one thing the Andhra Cricket Association can’t be accused of, it’s lack of enthusiasm. Even as torrential rain ensured the grounds in Vijayawada for the Quadrangular series was unfit, forcing the organisers to call off the opening-day double-header on Friday, they quickly swung into action to have their indoor facility up and running within minutes to facilitate South Africa A’s training.

Australia A, the other overseas side that features in the competition along with two India squads made up of fringe players, arrived on Tuesday, and will be heading directly into the series without a single training session under humid weather, made even more oppressive by the rains. However, the players have spent two weeks at Cricket Australia’s High Performance Center in Brisbane under Graeme Hick, the head coach, and Ryan Harris, the bowling coach, and preparing for turners, you can sense, has been right on top of their to-do charts.

Australia have had a tough few months in the aftermath of the Cape Town ball-tampering fiasco. The ODI whitewash in England was followed by a T20I tri-series finals loss to Pakistan in Harare. In October, they are set to play Pakistan in the UAE. It is against this backdrop that their tour to India assumes much significance.

Over the next three weeks, they will have the inputs from a familiar face in Sridharan Sriram, the former India batsman, who is now a recognised face in the Australia dressing room, having had a number of stints with both the senior and A teams as spin consultant.

Travis Head, among their better performers with three half-centuries in England, has been handed leadership of the one-day squad, while Mitchell Marsh will take over the controls for the two unofficial Tests. Head has spent two IPL seasons in India, a factor he hopes will help him acclimatise faster.

While game time wasn’t easy at Royal Challengers Bangalore, the experience of having played on two-paced surfaces in 2017 coupled with the learnings from watching two modern-day stalwarts – Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – from the outside is what Head hopes to carry forward in his bid to earn a Test call-up, even as his 50-over ambitions aren’t misplaced.

India’s head coach Rahul Dravid has often underlined how the A tours aren’t about results. However, that isn’t how Head or Australia are approaching the tour. “We’re here to win, we always want to have success,” Head stated. “It’s more enjoyable winning games of cricket. The more we can win games and contribute the better. Definitely, on the other side, we have to make sure we are learning and getting better. If we continue to do that, we will win games of cricket. We need to find that balance between the two, hopefully we can.”

Captaincy aside, at a personal level, Head is aware of the need to adapt quickly. Even as David Warner and Steven Smith grapple with form in T20 Leagues, it’s most likely the two will slot back into the top order once their suspension ends. Add Aaron Finch into the mix and Australia’s top order becomes formidable again. Head too has had success as an opener, but if it comes down to a tussle for spots, it’s more than likely he will have to move down the order, a prospect he’s “totally okay with.”

“I’ve played a lot of cricket in different roles. Right now, I’m opening and I enjoy it, but anywhere I can get a position in the team, I will be fighting for it,” he said. Having chats with Hick, who he termed a “great influence in the squad” has helped massively. After all, the influence and experience stems from an 25-year career in which the former England batsman played 526 first-class matches, scoring 136 centuries at an average of 52.23.The Zimbabwe-born batsman also made 41,112 first-class runs and 22,059 runs in 50-over cricket.

The The underlying sense that seems to have been ingrained is: it’s not where you bat, but how you adapt to different roles that matter. “He’s spent a lot of time with the Australian cricket team as well, so he is a great link between what we are trying to do at the top to all the way to state cricket,” Head said. “It’s no different for an A tour, we want to replicate as much as what happens with the national team.

“The influence on our batting – he’s had an unbelievable record, he’s played a lot of cricket and we’re trying to tap into that as much as possible. He knows how to get big runs, that’s one thing personally I’m trying to learn: how to develop an innings, get big scores. He’s a fantastic person to talk to and even watch a game with.”

While Head prepares to learn from Hick, Alex Carey has been quietly observing his captain and state senior. Named deputy for both formats, Carey, who was an understudy to Tim Paine in England, has been earmarked as an all-formats keeper. Like his team-mates, Carey too has goals of being a better player of spin, having chatted with Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Matt Renshaw – all on the current tour and with past experiences of India, but is also keen to pick up leadership quirks.

“Heady’s very relaxed, so I think he’ll be really good in this environment,” he said. “He’s obviously captained quite a number of games at first-class and Big Bash level, so he’s really experienced. I’m looking forward to working under Heady.

“Standing behind the stumps, I get to see what’s going on in the middle so it’s just to be that second voice for him. And just keep developing my game, keep developing, keep watching, keep talking to the senior guys we have got, and build the knowledge.”

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Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the gentler face of Hindu nationalism, dies

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power and travelled by bus to Pakistan in a grand diplomatic gesture, died on Thursday, the hospital where he was being treated said in a statement.

He was 93.

A poet-politician, Vajpayee was one of the most popular leaders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

But unlike Modi, who critics say is a polarising figure despite his pledge of inclusive development for India’s 1.3 billion people, Vajpayee was the moderate face of Hindu nationalism, admired even by prominent political foes.

Vajpayee served as prime minister briefly in 1996 then again from 1998 to 2004.

“Former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was loved and respected by millions. My condolences to his family all his admirers. We will miss him,” Rahul Gandhi, president of the opposition Congress party, tweeted.

Vajpayee was one of the few leaders of the BJP to express anguish when hundreds of Muslims were killed rioting in 2002 in Gujarat, which Modi governed.

Vajpayee called the 1992 destruction of a 16th-century mosque on a disputed site by Hindu fanatics India’s darkest hour.

However, he also defended a Hindu campaign for construction of a temple on the disputed site in Ayodhya, which Hindus believe was the birthplace of god-king Rama.

Modi said Vajpayee’s stewardship had put India on a fast track to growth.

“It was Atal Ji’s exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century,” Modi said in a tweet.

Vajpayee suffered a stroke in 2009 and retreated from public view.

Leaders of the BJP were gathering at his home in New Delhi to pay their respects.

As premier, Vajpayee was not afraid to take risks. He gave the go-ahead for underground nuclear tests in 1998 believing nuclear weapons would be deterrent against China and Pakistan.

Pakistan responded to those tests with six of its own, forever altering South Asian security, launching both countries on a race to amass the weapons.

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But a year later, Vajpayee rode on the first bus to begin a new service from Delhi to the Pakistani city of Lahore in a rare trip by an Indian premier to mend ties with the neighbour.

Writing by Sanjeev Miglani and Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Robert Birsel

Misha Kapoor flies kites with her grandpa

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Aug
16

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput’s daughter Misha Kapoor is one of the cutest star kids. The couple often keeps on sharing cute pictures of their munchkin on their social media pages.

Today, Shahid Kapoor shared a beautiful picture with Misha. In the picture, Shahid can be seen adorably looking at his daughter while Misha is all smiles for the camera. The picture has been taken at Shahid Kapoor’s sea-facing apartment. He captioned the picture stating, “Bliss.”

Mira and Shahid are all set to embrace parenthood for the second and the happy couple shared the news a few months ago with a cute post with Misha announcing the arrival of the new member into the family.

On the work front, Shahid Kapoor will be next seen in ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’dun along with Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam. The movie is slated to hit the screens on August 31st, 2018.

This day in Engadget history: The iPhone jailbreak era begins

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16

Back in 2007, however, the walled garden of Apple’s ecosystem was firmly in place; there wasn’t even an App Store to go find third-party apps in. On July 19, 2007 — just a few weeks after the iPhone launch — a hacker called “Nightwatch” compiled and launched the iPhone’s first third-party app, a “Hello World” program. A typical first program on any computing platform, the app didn’t do much but display those words. It did, however, usher in a whole new era of “jailbreaking” iPhones, along with app repositories like Cydia and the like.

So, whenever you bemoan Apple’s fierce gatekeeping around the apps it allows on the iOS App Store, remember it wasn’t that long ago when there weren’t any at all. And pour one out for Nightwatch, the one who started it all.

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