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Varun impressed by Virat Kohli’s ‘Bossy’ pose

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25

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Unc0ver Releases Jailbreak Tool Version 3.1 Yet Falls Short Of Unlocking iOS 12.2

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May
25

There is a new jailbreak solution in town, shared to the public by unc0ver member @Pwn20wnd, and the community has reasons to celebrate. The latest tool jumps from version 3.0.1 to 3.1 and promises improved dependability but make no make mistake, it will not work on iPhones and iPads powered by iOS 12.2 and up.

Hacker @Pwn20wnd made it quite clear when he announced in advance that the new jailbreak has been designed for iOS devices running on versions 11.0 up to 12.1.2. There was no mention of support for iOS 12.2 and in the same way, the dev remains silent on the likelihood of actually unlocking the latest mobile OS version by Apple.

For the most part, unc0ver 3.1 is a leapfrog from the last build in terms of overall function.

“This update significantly improves the stability and the performance of the entire system, fixes issues in the jailbreak app makes it more user-friendly, stable and performant and adds support for switching from other iOS 12 jailbreaks without losing data,” @Pwn20wnd was reported as saying.

If the last version, which was praised for its remarkable performance, was anything to go by then the claim by unc0ver that version 3.1 is the best jailbreaking solution available for now should be easy to believe. Those thinking of experiencing for themselves what the jailbreak is all about can do so by heading to this GitHub Repository.

And as assurance for those test driving, @Pwn20wnd said that the tests conducted by his team indicated that unc0ver jailbreak 3.1 works like a charm for iPhones and iPads, and that applies from iOS 11.0 going to version 12.1.2.

However, jailbreak fans can’t help but wonder if unc0ver still plans to bump up the current masterpiece and perhaps make it work for iOS devices now running 12.2.

To date, there is no definitive answer to these questions although the door remains open for a possible jailbreak on higher iOS versions. For one, unc0ver has already indicated that the work is ongoing to pry open Apple’s mobile OS and look for the exploits that will pave the way for a jailbreak.

Digging deep inside the iOS for vulnerabilities is no easy task but not impossible as well. This was proved recently by security researcher Dany Lisiansky, whom Apple had credited for pinpointing three security holes in iOS 12.2. The vulnerabilities have been patched though with the release of iOS 12.3 but the work by Lisiansky pointed out clearly that iOS will always have weak spots.

In most cases, these weaknesses offer the key for jailbreak makers to pursue their work and put together a working jailbreak solution. That is why iOS 12.2 is not totally safe and there might be a jailbreak version coming out soon.

Michael Burgess signs two-year contract with Warwickshire

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May
25

Warwickshire have confirmed the signing of Michael Burgess from Sussex. The 24-year-old wicketkeeper has signed a two-year contract and will move to his new county on loan from June 1.

As revealed by ESPNcricinfo earlier this week, new Warwickshire director of sport, Paul Farbrace, had identified Burgess as a potential recruit amid concern about the strength of the Edgbaston playing staff.

Burgess averaged 30.61 in the Championship in 2018, and played every game as Sussex reached the semi-finals of the Vitality Blast. He might be viewed as the long-term replacement for Tim Ambrose, who also joined Warwickshire from Sussex in 2006.

“In addition to being an excellent, young gloveman, Michael is a hard-hitting batsman who has experienced domestic cricket on the biggest stage, having played for Sussex in last year’s Vitality Blast Finals Day,” Farbrace said.

“He boasts a very impressive strike rate in the T20 game and his ability to clear the ropes could be game-changing. He is a great addition to bolster our middle order going into this year’s Vitality Blast.

“Whilst we still have one of the best wicketkeepers in the country in Tim Ambrose, we believe that Michael can make an immediate impact in the white-ball game and, aged only 24, we have every confidence that he can enjoy a long and very successful career as a Bear.”

Burgess had enjoyed a couple of good seasons on the south coast, having impressed on trial after being released by Leicestershire.

“It’s a huge opportunity for me to become a Bear and to come to Edgbaston to play at one of the world’s great grounds,” Burgess said.

“There’s so much history behind this club, but it’s also tasted a lot of success in the last few years by winning every major trophy. The Warwickshire cricket management team were very clear with me about their ambitions to build a squad that can compete for more silverware and I’m very excited to have committed until at least the end of 2021.

“I would like to thank everyone at Sussex, including, the players, coaches and members for their great support over the last couple of years and I wish them all the very best for the future.”

Exclusive: Arun Jaitley unlikely to remain finance minister in Modi’s new term

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May
25

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to continue in his current role due to poor health as Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his second term, according to four sources with knowledge of the matter.

The sources said that Jaitley, 66, is unlikely to take up any offer to continue in the top job steering Asia’s third-largest economy as his health has deteriorated over the past few months.

Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party swept the Indian general election with a historic mandate of about 300 out of 542 parliamentary seats that were contested, results announced by the Election Commission of India on May 23 showed.

“He is definitely not taking the post of the finance minister simply because he is very unwell,” one of the sources, who did not want to be named, told Reuters.

“If at all, he might take up a less stressful role.”

Jaitley did not return messages. His mobile phone didn’t ring.

His officer on special duty, Paras Sankhla, did not respond to calls, mail and messages. Jaitley’s personal secretary S.D. Ranakoti and assistant secretary Padam Singh Jamwal did not immediately respond to an email.

Jaitley, who is one of the top three leaders in the BJP and the government, after Modi and party President Amit Shah, was not seen at the celebrations at BJP headquarters on Thursday night. Both Modi and Shah gave victory speeches at the event.

He has not been seen in public for at least two weeks but has been publishing blogs and messages on social media.

CHIEF TROUBLESHOOTER

In his latest message on social media, Jaitley congratulated Prime Minister Modi and all the workers of the BJP and its allies on the victory.

“Aspirational India does not accept royalties, dynasties and caste-based parties,” he said in an apparent swipe at the opposition Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi, the fourth scion of the Gandhi family.

Jaitley, a lawyer-turned politician, is one of the most important leaders in the current cabinet. He often acts as chief troubleshooter.

In the past five years, Jaitley has steered through parliament major economic legislation such as a nationwide goods and services tax – which had languished for nearly two decades – and has defended controversial policies for the government.

Modi had given him the responsibility of three ministries when he first took office in 2014, finance, defence and information and broadcasting ministries.

A diabetic, Jaitley’s health issues became worse after he had a kidney transplant in May last year. He also had to skip the interim budget in February when he was in hospital in the United States getting cancer treatment.

Shah, Modi’s right hand man, could be a candidate to take up the finance ministry, according to a senior minister in the current government, who did not want to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue.

India’s economy is showing major signs of a slowdown after three consecutive years of 7% plus growth rates and the next finance minister is expected to seek to provide some economic stimulus without blowing the lid off the nation’s fiscal deficit.

Piyush Goyal, 54, current railways and coal minister, also could be considered given that he stepped into the role twice in the Modi government between 2014 and 2019 when Jaitley was out sick.

Reporting by Aftab Ahmed; Edited by Martin Howell

Varun impressed by Virat Kohli’s ‘Bossy’ pose

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May
24

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Apple Patches iOS 12.2 Exploits But Unc0ver Still Optimistic Of Imminent Jailbreak Release

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May
24

It was no surprise that with the recent iOS 12.3 rollout, the windows for possible hacking of version 12.2 have been closed down. Still, independent dev groups continue on their works to possibly cook up an unlocking tool to liberate iPhones and iPads powered by Apple’s mobile operating system. The chance remains for iOS jailbreak release.

However, it seems unlikely now that version 12.2 can be jailbroken anytime soon. That’s because the statement issued by security researcher Dany Lisiansky, via Twitter, in which he shared that with iOS 12.3 now out known vulnerabilities have been resolved. Lisiansky identified a total of three exploits that were made history.

“Apple just released iOS 12.3, which includes patches for three vulnerabilities. I discovered: CVE-2019-8593, CVE-2019-8568, CVE-2019-8637,” the hacker’s tweet was reported by Redmond Pie as saying.

He clarified though the path to discovering additional exploits is totally blocked. The bug labeled as CVE-2019-8637, for instance, is notable since it can potentially allow the execution of arbitrary code. To be sure, such an opening encourages further research on the part of intrepid hackers that perhaps could lead to the ideal scenario of working jailbreak.

Case in point is that of the hacking group unc0ver. The team has been the source of uplifting teases that point to the likelihood of a jailbreak release. Just recently, group member @Pwn20wnd hinted of a jailbreak tool in the making as he advised that anyone interested has to save their blobs because iOS 12.3 went live.

Blobs, of course, will permit rolling back or stepping up to iOS versions that are open for jailbreaking.

Then the same personality followed through on the tweet when he hinted a few days after that jailbreak updates are being finalized and they are “almost done and will soon be released to public.”

“We have been working on major updates for both unc0ver and Cydia’s backend, to make them incredibly stable, bug-free and fast like never before,” the dev was reported as saying.

The updates, however, proved a little disappointing as it turned out that unc0ver’s works will fall short of cracking open iOS 12.2, at least for the moment. As @Pwn20wnd has indicated in his latest tweet, the package of updates will work for now “on iOS 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.2.1, 11.3.1, 12.0, 12.1, 12.1.1 and 12.1.2.”

Still in the same announcement, it was revealed that while unc0ver was putting together the jailbreak updates for various iOS builds, spanning from versions 11 to 12, the testing phase continues. There was no commitment from the group but with the notion of work still ongoing then hope remains afloat that an iOS 12.2 jailbreak release could break out anytime.

Slater returns to Nine for World Cup commentary

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May
24

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Michael Slater, the former Australia opening batsman and now commentator, will be heard on Channel Nine’s World Cup broadcast after the ICC confirmed he remains a part of the world broadcast feed for the event, due to begin on May 30.

Following a highly publicised incident on Sunday when Slater was escorted from a Qantas domestic flight from Sydney to his hometown of Wagga Wagga, after becoming embroiled in a heated argument with two female fellow travellers, ESPNcricinfo understands he was spoken to by host broadcasters and reminded of the behavioural standards all commentators must uphold.

However, Slater is set to return to Australian television screens with Nine, his former network, as well as Fox Sports, the pay television broadcaster that will air all the tournament’s matches. Nine has the free-to-air rights to screen Australia’s nine round-robin matches, plus the semi-finals and tournament final at Lord’s on July 14.

Last year Slater moved from Nine to Seven, following the latter’s winning of broadcast rights for matches in Australia in a combined deal with Fox Sports worth A$1.18 billion to Cricket Australia. A central figure in Seven’s broadcast, particularly for the Big Bash League, Slater did not continue his role throughout the summer, missing from the back-end of the season and the BBL finals series in early February.

It is believed this decision was made mutually between Slater and Seven for personal reasons, though he is still under contract with the network for another season and may yet return.

Since then, Slater has commentated on the Indian Premier League, and will soon be heard again on Nine and Fox Sports for the World Cup. In a statement to Macquaries Radio, a contrite Slater confirmed the incident on the plane: “I did have an argument with two friends whilst boarding a flight to Wagga and I apologise for the inconvenience this caused other passengers on the flight.”

Nine, which lost its rights as the host broadcaster for Australian cricket for the first time since Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket breakaway more than 40 years ago, will ironically broadcast the returns of the previously banned Steven Smith and David Warner in the wake of the Newlands scandal, after Seven and Fox Sports suffered by their absence over the 2018-19 summer.

The network’s World Cup coverage will be hosted by Rebecca Maddern, alongside former national team captains Mark Taylor, Ian Healy and Lisa Sthalekar.

Seven recently unveiled the former New Zealand captain and Brisbane Heat batsman Brendon McCullum as a new addition to its commentary team for next summer. McCullum will also be heard on the World Cup broadcast.

UK’s May hangs on after Brexit gambit backfires

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May
24

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power on Thursday after her final Brexit gambit backfired, overshadowing a European election that has shown a United Kingdom still riven over its divorce from the EU.

May’s departure will deepen the Brexit crisis as a new leader is likely to want a more decisive split, raising the chances of a confrontation with the European Union and an election that could usher in a socialist government.

In such a fluid situation, Britain faces an array of options including an orderly exit with a deal, a no-deal exit, an election or a second referendum that could ultimately reverse the 2016 decision to leave the EU.

May, who won the top job in the turmoil that followed the EU referendum, has repeatedly failed to get parliament’s approval for her divorce deal, which she pitched as a way to heal Britain’s Brexit divisions.

Her last gambit, offering a possible second referendum and closer trading arrangements with the EU, triggered a revolt by some Brexit-supporting ministers and triggered the resignation of the minister in charge of her parliamentary business.

On Thursday, with Britons voting in a European election in which pre-poll surveys suggested May’s Conservatives would be thrashed by Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, May was digging in.

The chairman of the powerful Conservative 1922 Committee, which can make or break prime ministers, has said May would meet him on Friday to discuss her leadership.

George Osborne, a former Conservative finance minister and now editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper, said on Twitter he had been told that May would then announce she would step down on June 10, after the state visit by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Other newspapers also suggested this was the probable timeline for her departure.

Amid dissent across her party at her latest Brexit proposal, the government delayed the planned publication of legislation to enact her divorce deal from Friday until June 3, in the hope that it could still be put to parliament on June 7.

LISTENING TO CONCERNS

May held separate meetings with her foreign and interior ministers. Amid suggestions that the proposed bill could be rewritten, her spokesman said she would listen to colleagues’ concerns.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that interior minister Sajid Javid had told May he could not vote for the bill because it went further than what senior ministers had agreed to in cabinet.

Earlier, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said May would still be prime minister when Trump arrived for his trip on June 3.

But newspapers said her time was up. The mass-circulation Sun’s front page was headlined “May set to go after Brexit fiasco”, while the Times led with “May prepares to quit after cabinet mutiny”.

EU supporters fear Brexit will undermine Britain’s economy – the fifth-largest in the world – as well as London’s position as one of the world’s top two financial capitals. They also say it will weaken the West as it grapples with Trump’s unpredictable presidency and growing assertiveness from Russia and China.

May, who has been obdurate through one of the most tumultuous premierships of recent British history, had promised to leave office if lawmakers approved her Brexit deal, but is now under intense pressure to name a date.

Sterling, which tumbled on the 2016 Brexit vote to its biggest one-day fall since the early 1970s, dropped 0.4% on Thursday to a new 4-1/2 month low of $1.2605. The yield on Britain’s 10-year bond fell to 0.991%, the lowest since March 29, the day Britain had been due to leave the EU.

SHALL WE STAY OR SHALL WE GO?

Nearly three years after Britain voted by 52% to 48% to leave the EU, it remains unclear how, when or even whether it will leave the European club it joined in 1973. The current deadline to leave is Oct. 31.

When May goes, her Conservative Party will elect a leader who is likely to want to renegotiate the deal she agreed with the EU in November, raising the chances of a confrontation with the bloc and a national election.

The bookmakers’ favourite to succeed May is Boris Johnson, the face of the official campaign to leave the EU, who has said he wants a more decisive split. More than a dozen others are seen as potential candidates.

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If there were an election and the Conservatives lost, the winner would be Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist who wants to nationalise swathes of the British economy but has not said what shareholders will get in return. Corbyn also says he wants to take Britain out of the EU.

The Investment bank BNP Paribas said it now saw a 40% probability of Britain leaving the EU without a transition agreement in place.

European election results are expected after 2100 GMT on Sunday.

Additional reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James; Editing by Jon Boyle and Phil Berlowitz

Apple Patches iOS 12.2 Exploits But Unc0ver Still Optimistic Of Imminent Jailbreak Release

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May
23

It was no surprise that with the recent iOS 12.3 rollout, the windows for possible hacking of version 12.2 have been closed down. Still, independent dev groups continue on their works to possibly cook up an unlocking tool to liberate iPhones and iPads powered by Apple’s mobile operating system. The chance remains for iOS jailbreak release.

However, it seems unlikely now that version 12.2 can be jailbroken anytime soon. That’s because the statement issued by security researcher Dany Lisiansky, via Twitter, in which he shared that with iOS 12.3 now out known vulnerabilities have been resolved. Lisiansky identified a total of three exploits that were made history.

“Apple just released iOS 12.3, which includes patches for three vulnerabilities. I discovered: CVE-2019-8593, CVE-2019-8568, CVE-2019-8637,” the hacker’s tweet was reported by Redmond Pie as saying.

He clarified though the path to discovering additional exploits is totally blocked. The bug labeled as CVE-2019-8637, for instance, is notable since it can potentially allow the execution of arbitrary code. To be sure, such an opening encourages further research on the part of intrepid hackers that perhaps could lead to the ideal scenario of working jailbreak.

Case in point is that of the hacking group unc0ver. The team has been the source of uplifting teases that point to the likelihood of a jailbreak release. Just recently, group member @Pwn20wnd hinted of a jailbreak tool in the making as he advised that anyone interested has to save their blobs because iOS 12.3 went live.

Blobs, of course, will permit rolling back or stepping up to iOS versions that are open for jailbreaking.

Then the same personality followed through on the tweet when he hinted a few days after that jailbreak updates are being finalized and they are “almost done and will soon be released to public.”

“We have been working on major updates for both unc0ver and Cydia’s backend, to make them incredibly stable, bug-free and fast like never before,” the dev was reported as saying.

The updates, however, proved a little disappointing as it turned out that unc0ver’s works will fall short of cracking open iOS 12.2, at least for the moment. As @Pwn20wnd has indicated in his latest tweet, the package of updates will work for now “on iOS 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.2.1, 11.3.1, 12.0, 12.1, 12.1.1 and 12.1.2.”

Still in the same announcement, it was revealed that while unc0ver was putting together the jailbreak updates for various iOS builds, spanning from versions 11 to 12, the testing phase continues. There was no commitment from the group but with the notion of work still ongoing then hope remains afloat that an iOS 12.2 jailbreak release could break out anytime.

Ashwin to join Nottinghamshire for second half of county season

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May
23

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India offspinner R Ashwin will join Nottinghamshire for the second half of the county season. Ashwin will replace Australia’s James Pattinson as Nottinghamshire’s overseas player at the end of June and is expected to feature in six of their final seven red-ball matches.

His stint will start at home against Essex on June 30, followed by matches against Somerset and Surrey. He will miss the away fixture against Yorkshire but will return to play against Kent, Warwickshire and Surrey.

“I’m really looking forward to joining up with Nottinghamshire, to playing cricket at an iconic venue like Trent Bridge and hopefully contributing to some County Championship victories,” Ashwin said. “I enjoyed my previous stint in England with Worcestershire. It’s a good, competitive standard of cricket over there and I can’t wait to get started.”

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This will be Ashwin’s second stint in the county circuit. In 2017, he had played four matches for Worcestershire to take 20 wickets at an average of 29.15, and scored 214 runs at an average of 42.80.

“We knew what we wanted to sign and that was a world-class bowler,” Nottinghamshire director of cricket, Mick Newell said. “Whether that was a fast or a slow bowler, we were prepared to look at all options.

“As it happens, we’ve signed a very good spinner, a very experienced spinner and one we hope can contribute with the bat as well. We’ve seen world-class slow bowlers have a huge match-winning effect in county cricket over many years. Ravi certainly has that potential – and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming him to the squad and letting him loose on our opposition.”

Ashwin will be the second Indian to play county cricket this season. Ajinkya Rahane had signed for Hampshire earlier and started his season with a century on Wednesday, against the team Ashwin has signed for.

India starts counting 600 million votes, Modi looks at second term

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May
23

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA (Reuters) – India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party taking an early lead, TV channels and the Election Commission said.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is expected to surpass the 272 seats needed to command a majority in the Lok Sabha, six of seven exit polls showed on Sunday.

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The NDA led in 235 seats, with the opposition United Progressive Alliance ahead in 95, at 9 a.m. local time (0330 GMT), about an hour after the counting of about 600 million votes began, TV channel NDTV said.

Official data from the Election Commission showed the BJP ahead in 101 seats, with the main opposition Congress Party ahead in 40. There are 542 seats available.

Trends are expected to be known by noon and final results are due by Thursday evening.

The NDA’s predicted margin of victory is larger than surveys indicated in the run-up to the vote, when most polls showed it would be the largest alliance but would fall short of an overall majority.

Modi was under pressure when he began campaigning, losing three state elections in December amid rising anger over farm prices and unemployment.

However, campaigning shifted towards India’s relationship with nuclear-armed rival Pakistan after a suicide car bomb killed 40 Indian police in the contested Kashmir region in February, to the benefit of the right-wing BJP, analysts said.

“National security became the discussion,” said Harsh Pant, a political analyst at the Observer Research Foundation think tank in New Delhi. “It allowed the BJP to shirk some issues where it was weak.”

The BJP has also capitalised on the star power of Modi, a frenetic campaigner, as well as superior financial resources.

It outspent Congress by six times on Facebook and Google advertising, data showed, and by as much as 20 times overall, sources told Reuters earlier this month.

“The longer election certainly helps Modi: he loves contact with the people,” Pant said. “The BJP’s electoral machinery is also much more effective on the ground.”

VICTORY PREPARATION

Police guarded voting centres in West Bengal on Thursday, where campaigning had turned violent as the BJP tried to take seats from the Trinamool Congress, a powerful regional party.

“Wherever we go people are talking about a BJP wave in Bengal,” said Tapas Das, a taxi driver in the state capital, Kolkata. “Everyone wants to see a change.”

Several opposition leaders attempting to unseat Modi have urged voters to wait for the final results, calling the exit polls “gossip”.

“Congress is upbeat, optimistic and confident,” party spokesman Jaiveer Shergill said. “We will defeat the BJP’s politics.”

The opposition alliance has also protested to the Election Commission over the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the count, which they alleged could be tampered with, and requested a delay to counting while votes were tallied with a backup paper audit trail.

The commission rejected the opposition’s demands on Wednesday.

Around 500 masked people carrying guns and machetes attacked a polling team and forcibly took away EVMs in Arunachal Pradesh, Reuters reported on Wednesday, although the election was widely considered by international observers to be free and fair.

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The NDA held a meeting on Tuesday, at which Modi was garlanded with flowers by members of the alliance, to discuss its policy agenda for its second term in power. It has promised to double farmers’ income and boost infrastructure spending over the next five years.

Indian stocks posted their biggest gain since September 2013 on Monday and could rally further on Thursday if the trend is confirmed, according to a Reuters poll.

“Markets will heave a big sigh of relief as it favours continuity and familiarity in terms of roll-out of policies,” said Ajay Bodke, CEO at financial services firm Prabhudas Lilladher.

Reporting by Alasdair Pal and Munsif Vengattil in NEW DELHI, Subrata Nagchoudhury and Abhirup Roy in KOLKATA, Indradip Ghosh and Vivek Mishra in BENGALURU; Writing by Alasdair Pal; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani, Nick Macfie and Paul Tait

Avantika’s mother denies separation reports

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May
23

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Apple Patches iOS 12.2 Exploits But Unc0ver Still Optimistic Of Imminent Jailbreak Release

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May
22

It was no surprise that with the recent iOS 12.3 rollout, the windows for possible hacking of version 12.2 have been closed down. Still, independent dev groups continue on their works to possibly cook up an unlocking tool to liberate iPhones and iPads powered by Apple’s mobile operating system. The chance remains for iOS jailbreak release.

However, it seems unlikely now that version 12.2 can be jailbroken anytime soon. That’s because the statement issued by security researcher Dany Lisiansky, via Twitter, in which he shared that with iOS 12.3 now out known vulnerabilities have been resolved. Lisiansky identified a total of three exploits that were made history.

“Apple just released iOS 12.3, which includes patches for three vulnerabilities. I discovered: CVE-2019-8593, CVE-2019-8568, CVE-2019-8637,” the hacker’s tweet was reported by Redmond Pie as saying.

He clarified though the path to discovering additional exploits is totally blocked. The bug labeled as CVE-2019-8637, for instance, is notable since it can potentially allow the execution of arbitrary code. To be sure, such an opening encourages further research on the part of intrepid hackers that perhaps could lead to the ideal scenario of working jailbreak.

Case in point is that of the hacking group unc0ver. The team has been the source of uplifting teases that point to the likelihood of a jailbreak release. Just recently, group member @Pwn20wnd hinted of a jailbreak tool in the making as he advised that anyone interested has to save their blobs because iOS 12.3 went live.

Blobs, of course, will permit rolling back or stepping up to iOS versions that are open for jailbreaking.

Then the same personality followed through on the tweet when he hinted a few days after that jailbreak updates are being finalized and they are “almost done and will soon be released to public.”

“We have been working on major updates for both unc0ver and Cydia’s backend, to make them incredibly stable, bug-free and fast like never before,” the dev was reported as saying.

The updates, however, proved a little disappointing as it turned out that unc0ver’s works will fall short of cracking open iOS 12.2, at least for the moment. As @Pwn20wnd has indicated in his latest tweet, the package of updates will work for now “on iOS 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.2.1, 11.3.1, 12.0, 12.1, 12.1.1 and 12.1.2.”

Still in the same announcement, it was revealed that while unc0ver was putting together the jailbreak updates for various iOS builds, spanning from versions 11 to 12, the testing phase continues. There was no commitment from the group but with the notion of work still ongoing then hope remains afloat that an iOS 12.2 jailbreak release could break out anytime.

Opponents still scared, but ‘it’s not as easy as it was’

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May
22

Chris Gayle believes opponents are still scared of him, but the 39-year-old West Indian opening batsman admits that it’s no longer as easy playing against youngsters as it used to be.

Gayle, who is set to play his fifth – and last – World Cup, has been a part of the tournament each time it has been held since his ODI debut in September 1999.

“Youngsters coming at my head – it’s not as easy as it was like one time before,” Gayle told cricket.com.au on the eve of West Indies’ unofficial warm-up match against Australia. “I was quicker then. But they’ll be wary. They know what the Universe Boss is capable of. I’m sure they will have it in the back of their mind, ‘Hey, this is the most dangerous batsman they’ve ever seen in cricket’.

“Go ask them on camera. They’re going to say, no, they’re not scared. But you ask them off the camera, they going to say, ‘Yeah, he’s the man. He’s the man’. They’re going to say, ‘he’s the man’.

“But I’m enjoying it. I’m always enjoying the battle against fast bowlers, it’s good. Sometimes those things actually give you extra drive as a batter. When you have a battle, I like those challenges.”

“I just have to monitor it as much as possible and just get the mindset right”

Chris Gayle

Gayle hinted at ‘unretirement’ just ten days after he had announced his retirement following his strong form in the home series against England earlier this year. He had blasted 424 runs at an average of 106, including 39 sixes, in four matches and also brought up his second-highest ODI score, on the way to leading West Indies to their highest total in the format.

Prior to that, he had not played an ODI for 30 months after West Indies’ quarter-final exit from the 2015 World Cup, and while it seemed like his ODI career was heading towards an end, he returned to the West Indies squad in September 2017 ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. With qualification sealed, he featured regularly in the format and has been in great form since then, making 930 runs in 19 innings. He is also by far the most experienced player in West Indies’ World Cup squad, and has 10,151 runs from 289 ODIs.

He believes that it’s his passion and that of his fans that has been driving him to deliver.

“It’s the love for the game,” he said at a press interaction. “But sometimes sportsmen don’t know when to walk away. You might think you’re still at your peak but eventually, you have to leave the game at some point. But enjoying is important. I’m enjoying it and having fun. Especially with a great group of guys.

“All this is going to play a key part for me as an individual. These guys spur you on and the fans are always asking you for sixes and those sort of things give you the extra drive. There’s nothing to go and prove.”

Coming off a decent form in the IPL, where he made 490 runs in 13 matches for Kings XI Punjab, Gayle stressed on the importance of game-time and a positive mindset ahead of the big tournament.

“I am still in good nick,” he said. “I had a not-so-bad IPL, coming after the home series against England. The good thing about it is I’ve been playing cricket. It’s important for me to keep playing and get some games under my belt and come here to the UK and start with a few warm-up games to see where you are at.

“It’s a long tournament. For me, personally, I just have to monitor it as much as possible and just get the mindset right.”

Indonesian police arrest at least 20 amid post-election violence

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May
22

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police have arrested at least 20 people accused of provoking riots in Jakarta following official results showing President Joko Widodo had been re-elected, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Television footage on Wednesday showed smoke billowing from behind dozens of protesters who were dancing in the street in the Tanah Abang district of central Jakarta.

A separate crowd in front of the election supervisory body threw rocks at police, a Reuters witness said.

The General Election Commission (KPU) on Tuesday confirmed unofficial counts by private pollsters in the April 17 election, which gave Widodo a 55.5% share of votes against 44.5% for his opponent, former general Prabowo Subianto.

Widodo won more than 85 million votes of a total of 154 million cast in the world’s third-largest democracy, but Prabowo told reporters he believed there had been widespread cheating and about 1,000 supporters gathered in Jakarta a day earlier.

On Monday, an election supervisory agency dismissed claims of systematic cheating, citing a lack of evidence. Independent observers have said the poll was free and fair.

Protests that started peacefully on Tuesday turned violent in the evening, forcing police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd. Cars parked near an apartment housing the police’s mobile brigade were set ablaze, media reported.

“As of now, police have arrested more than 20 people we thought were the provocateurs and who did other crimes,” said police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo.

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Prasetyo said police were checking on reports of casualties, but stressed that security officers on the ground, which include military personnel, were not equipped with live bullets.

News website Tirto reported a man died of bullet wounds in Tanah Abang, quoting a doctor at a hospital near the site.

Indonesian authorities have said 40,000 police and army personnel were on duty across Jakarta in a bid to maintain security.

Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo and Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Editing by Ed Davies and Michael Perry

Winter wedding for Varun and Natasha

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May
22

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Dev Group Unc0ver Confirms iOS 12.2 Jailbreak Releasing Soon: Here’s How To Prepare

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May
21

Ardent jailbreak fans got a whiff fresh air in recent days, all the thanks to the announcement made by the hacking group unc0ver. The team of developers practically confirmed the imminent arrival of an unlocking tool that by design will work on iPhones and iPads running iOS 12.2.

The development is certainly a piece of good news given that members of the jailbreak community are still on iOS jailbreak 12.1.2, provided by unc0ver and fellow hacking actor Chimera, and any promise of stepping up is welcome. So the Twitter tease from unc0ver stalwart @Pwn20wnd naturally generated ripples of excitement.

“Save blobs for iOS 12.2 and do not upgrade if you are interested in a jailbreak,” the dev’s tweet was reported by Redmond Pie as saying.

It was clear that the tweet was in response to Apple’s deployment of iOS 12.3, which @Pwn20wnd said is a no-go zone for would-be jailbreak installers. The message was clear and it says that if one intends to experience how liberating the next jailbreak tool is then it’s hands off on the latest official iOS version from Apple.

On this subject, Forbes is in full agreement and even confirmed that Apple’s latest mobile OS version “breaks jailbroken devices.”

“There has been some progress jailbreaking recent iOS updates, but you’ll need to stay away from this one for now,” the publication further stated.

However, the hint from @Pwn20wnd was vague on the exact release date and can only mean that jailbreak fans need to watch for upcoming updates from any of the unc0ver personnel. It’s a good thing though that the dev has established an important fact – that the group is working on a possible solution and once the final cut is out it will be an upgrade from version 12.1.2.

Another important thing suggested by the @Pwn20wnd tweet is the one crucial move that jailbreak fans must do now. They need to save their SHSH2 blobs in order to ensure they’d be eligible for the iOS 12.2 jailbreak release.

It’s only a matter of time and Apple will stop signing 12.2 and when that happens then a rollback is next to impossible. But with blobs dutifully saved, rolling back from 12.3 or stepping up to 12.2 will never be an issue. Jailbreak fans, therefore, need to pay heed on the @Pwn20wnd advisory.

In any case, jailbreaking iPhones and iPads to run the modified version of iOS 12.2 is now a near possibility and most likely the tool will originate from unc0ver. It might be that some other dev groups are in possession of exploits that will lead them to a fully-working jailbreak solution but it appears at the moment that @Pwn20wnd and his crew are steps ahead of the pack.

Jofra Archer believes IPL pressure will prepare him for World Cup

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May
21

Jofra Archer believes that his experience of performing under pressure at the IPL will help him to deal with the spotlight of his maiden World Cup, after he was named in England’s final World Cup squad only weeks after making his international debut.

Jofra, 24, has played just three ODIs and a T20I since his first appearance for England in Malahide earlier this month. But he has impressed with his 90mph pace and versatility as both a new-ball and death-overs bowler, and was named in the final 15 this morning ahead of David Willey.

“I got a call from Ed Smith yesterday, maybe at about six o’clock or so,” Archer told Sky Sports News. “I was actually driving at the time and I just felt the phone vibrate and I answered it without looking at it, then that to stop myself and say “good evening”. But it was really, really exciting to be a part of a big summer for English cricket.”

Archer’s rise to international recognition has been dramatic. Late last year, he had still been reconciled to spending a full seven years completing his residency qualification, which would have made him available to England by 2021-22. But when the ECB reduced that period to three years, he suddenly became available in March this year

“I had got it in my head that I’d have to wait seven years,” he said. “Then back in December, they obviously changed it a little bit, but I was prepared to wait however long it would take.”

In between spending the obligatory 210 days a year in the UK to fufil his residency obligations, Archer had been making his name on the T20 circuit with notable spells in numerous domestic competitions, notably with Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash and Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Prior to his England call-up, he had played just 14 50-over matches in his professional career, but insisted he was not worried by this lack of specific experience.

“I think I’m ready,” he added. “I’ve played a lot of cricket outside of 50 overs. And I know to deal with the pressure of crowds. Obviously because I was playing franchise cricket, that was the reason why it wasn’t able to play much List A cricket for Sussex, but you don’t forget how to bowl. And I think you get more opportunities to bowl than in T20s, you get another six extra overs there to take more wickets.”

Furthermore, Archer’s regular encounters with some of the best players in the world on the T20 circuit mean that he is arguably better prepared for dealing with the talent in the World Cup than many more experienced international bowlers.

“I think I probably have a bigger advantage over some of the other guys in our team,” he said. “We play [these guys] twice a [season] in the IPL, so you know their weaknesses, you know their strengths, you know if they can’t run between the wickets … it gets you an extra bit of inside information.

“To be honest, I think international cricket is probably the same intensity as the IPL,” he added. “‘I think the only thing that changes is the amount of overs but, ever since I’ve started, the pressure is really intense. It’s different, but it still isn’t different.”

Despite some outspoken comments in the media from his rivals for World Cup selection – not least David Willey, the man whom he pipped to the final spot – Archer insisted he could not have been made more welcome by his new team-mates.

“Everyone welcomed me with open arms from the moment I got in,” he said. “It’s a really good team to be a part of, with great players, a great captain, great support staff and coaches. It’s probably one of the better teams have played in.”

Asked whether England were ready to live up to their billing as the No.1 ODI team in the world, and pre-tournament favourites, Archer said there would be pressure in a home tournament regardless of the team’s merit. However, he felt that the experience of grinding out results in a long county season would play into the squad’s hands as they embark on a tough six-week campaign.

“This is what the county season prepared us for,” he said. “The county season is about five or six months long, just relentless. I don’t think it should feel any different for any of our guys because we usually play from March to September anyway. For a lot of the teams, this isn’t their summer, they are not usually playing cricket at this time of year. So these are the little things that can work in our favour.”

Asked who he was most looking forward to dismissing during the World Cup, Archer namechecked India’s captain, Virat Kohli. But he also added that the best player that he had bowled to during the IPL was his own England team-mate, Jos Buttler, in the nets with Rajasthan.

“I’d quite like to get Virat out, because I wasn’t able to get him in the IPL because I think a leggie got him in every game he played. I also wanted to bowl at AB [de Villiers] as well, but don’t think he’s playing for South Africa. And probably Chris Gayle again.

“But Buttler, he’s amazing, he’s a 360 cricketer, he can hit you straight down the ground and can paddle you right behind the keeper’s head… I don’t think anywhere’s safe as a bowler.”

“I’ve not really had a chance to speak to him about batting, but I spoke to Ben [Stokes] when we batted in the middle a few times in the IPL. If the opportunity to bat does come in the World Cup, having a familiar face at the other end should help calm the nerves.”

Further afield, there is also the prospect of Archer making his England Test debut with the Ashes looming in August.

“If they do [pick me], I’d be over the moon,” he said. “But for right now I’ve got a World Cup to think about. I don’t expect to waltz in to the Test team either so, if selected, I’ll work my butt off. But, if not, I’ll go back to Sussex and keeping putting in performances.”

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