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Akshay Kumar says coronavirus will have some effect on the Hindi film industry : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

The coronavirus that started in Wuhan city in China in the month of December has claimed over 300 lives and infected over a lakh people. The virus which is spreading in other parts of the world has forced people to cancel events like film festivals and music concerts.While talking to a news agency, actor Akshay Kumar was asked if the growing concern around coronavirus will impact the Hindi film industry he said that there will be some effect but how much that is difficult to say. He further said that Prime Minister Modi has said that people should avoid crowded places and safety measures should be taken.The Good Newwz actor said that everything boils down to maintaining proper hygiene and that people have now come down to the basic way of greeting people that is namaste.Meanwhile, actor...

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2020 Players Championship: Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and 10 storylines for TPC Sawgrass

The lead-up is over, and the big-boy events are here. This week's Players Championship -- even without Tiger Woods -- is the preeminent event of 2020 thus far. We have storylines for days, and this list could have easily been 20 or 30 long.We'll start at the top with the best (and hottest) player in the world as we head into TPC Sawgrass for what should be a hell of a week as the Florida swing continues.1. Rory's repeat: Rory McIlroy is the best golfer on the planet right now, and he also happens to be the reigning champion. Famously, nobody has repeated here, but if it was ever going to happen, it would be this week with the No. 1 player in the world coming off his seventh consecutive top-five finis...

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Militant Hamas criticizes Saudi trials of members, backers

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas on Monday criticized the secretive criminal trials in Saudi Arabia of dozens of members and supporters of the militant Palestinian group.The group, which rules the Gaza Strip, said Saudi authorities detained dozens of “the best of and the most elite of the Palestinian people residing in Saudi Arabia.”A popular account on Twitter focused on the arrests and trials of dissidents reported that the Saudi government is conducting the trials before the Specialized Criminal Court, a secretive tribunal established to try terrorism cases.The arrests intensified in 2019 and there has been no official comment from the Saudi government on either the arrests or the trials.Ties have not been warm between Hamas, an offshoot of the pan-Arab Muslim Brotherhood, and Saud...

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MP govt in crisis? Jyotiraditya Scindia and 17 MLAs ‘untraceable’

BHOPAL: In a curious political development amid reports of infighting in the Madhya Pradesh Congress and allegations of poaching, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and at least 17 MLAs who are believed to be supporting him suddenly became 'incommunicado' on Monday ahead of the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. The development came against the backdrop of the ruling party accusing the BJP of trying to poach its MLAs to topple the Kamal Nath-led government, which enjoys a wafer thin majority in the House, and imminent expansion of the state Cabinet. Chief Minister Kamal Nath who was in Delhi earlier in the day has returned to Bhopal after cutting short his visit, sources said. While calls made to Scindia by PTI remained unanswered, mobile phones of at least six ministers who are s...

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NFL franchise tag tracker: Who’s getting paid for 2020, what’s next

6:00 AM ETNFL NationESPN The deadline for the NFL franchise tag is 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.Four teams -- the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos -- already have decided to use the franchise tag, which binds the player to the team for one season. Franchise tag figures are based upon the top five salaries at each position.Here's a look at why the teams made the decision (players ranked in order of projected tag number):Yannick Ngakoue has told the Jaguars that he is not interested in signing a long-term deal to stay in Jacksonville. Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY SportsFranchise tag salary: $19.3 millionSeasons: FourCareer highlights: Ngakoue is already second in franchise history with 37.5 sacks, and his 14 forced fumbles since he entered the league i...

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What have we learned about the XFL? Six midseason takeaways

The novelty of the XFL has worn off. It's no longer surprising to hear coaches making their playcalls on national television. Fans should be used to watching replay officials make decisions. The kickoff alignment no longer looks funky, the quarterbacks are less mysterious, and it's not so odd to see the over/under splashed on television chyrons.The initial sheen has washed away, making way for a moment of hard truths -- both good and bad -- in the league's effort to finally establish spring football amid the American sports landscape. Quality of play has been uneven, and attendance figures and television ratings have trended downward since a raucous introduction."We still understand and remind ourselves every day that we have to earn our stripes," XFL president and chief operating offic...

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Twitter strikes investment deal with Elliott Management, Silver Lake after attempt to oust CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018.Anushree Fadnavis | ReutersTwitter has reached a deal with investment firms Elliott Management and Silver Lake, the company announced Monday. The deal comes after Elliott's attempt to oust Jack Dorsey as CEO.The deal, which does not change Dorsey's role as CEO, includes a $1 billion investment in Twitter from Silver Lake. As a result, the company will fund a $2 billion share repurchase program, according to the announcement. The investment firms will each be awarded a seat on Twitter's board, according to the announcement. Silver Lake co-CEO and managing partner Egon Durban and Elliott partner Jesse Cohn will join the board as Twitter continues...

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EU, Turkey to review migrant deal as refugees remain in limbo near Greek border | CBC News

The European Union and Turkey agreed to review a four-year-old deal on managing migrants and refugees in an effort to settle a dispute that sent thousands of people to the Turkey-Greece border in hopes of reaching Europe, top EU officials said Monday. Under the 2016 agreement, the EU offered Turkey up to six billion euros ($9 billion Cdn) in aid for the Syrian refugees it hosts, fast-tracked EU membership and other incentives to stop Europe-bound migrants. The number arriving in Greece from Turkey dropped dramatically after the deal took effect.After talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Brussels, European Council President Charles Michel said teams headed by the EU foreign policy chief and Turkey's foreign minister would work "in the next days to clarify the implementat...

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Vivakor Successfully Remediates Contaminated Oil Sludge in Kuwait

LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / March 9, 2020 / Vivakor, Inc. (OTC PINK:VIVK), a clean energy technology and asset acquisition company, is pleased to announce its Clean Energy Remediation Processing Center has commenced the remediation of highly contaminated material in Kuwait.Vivakor is currently remediating heavy sludge soils containing as much as 30% oil by weight. The sludge remediation is part of the overall clean up of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion some 25 years ago, and is an ongoing United Nations sanctioned clean up effort.Vivakor, according to management, is the only technology provider to successfully separate hydrocarbons from heavy oil crude laden soils while not destroying the organic material. "Our proprietary remediation process results in not only reusable hydrocarbon mat...

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Acting legend Max von Sydow dead at 90 | CBC News

Max von Sydow, the self-described "shy boy"-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic The Exorcist, has died. He was 90. His agent Jean Diamond said Monday the actor, who was born in Sweden but became a French citizen in 2002, died SundayFrom his 1949 screen debut in the Swedish film Only a Mother, von Sydow starred in close to 200 film and TV productions, remaining active well into his 80s. He received two Academy Award nominations— for best actor in 1988 for his gripping portrayal of an impoverished farmer in Pelle the Conqueror, and best supporting actor in 2012 for his role as a mute in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.  More recently, he re...

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