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Hathurusingha to enlist aid of former SL players, sports psychologist

The employment of a sports psychologist and tapping into the wealth of knowledge in Sri Lanka’s network of former players are among new coach Chandika Hathurusingha‘s first moves towards rehabilitating Sri Lanka Cricket. “I will get Kumar Sangakkara‘s expertise and invite him to come and help us. If I don’t look for his help, then I will be wasting this ...

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Samsung Gear Sport review: Smartwatch and activity tracker with enterprise-focused functionality Review

While I absolutely loved last year’s Gear S3 Frontier, one of the major complaints I heard on a regular basis was that it was too big. We now have the Samsung Gear Sport that brings Tizen 3.0 with a smaller form factor more acceptable to the masses. In addition to the updated hardware, Samsung brings enterprise-friendly capability with a native ...

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TV celebs resolve to make 2018 better

Mumbai: Be it about getting fitter or travelling more, television personalities like Delnaaz Irani, Tejasswi Prakash and Vatsal Sheth have resolved to make their New Year better. Here are their plans: * Delnaaz Irani: I don’t believe in resolutions because I’ve been promising myself that I will lose weight and I’ve been the same for years. So now I have ...

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The Best Bank Robbery Movie, According To A Real Bank Robber

A little over two decades after its release, Heat still stands as a well-regarded heist thriller with audiences and critics alike. The cat and mouse game between De Niro’s professional thief and Al Pacino’s dogged police officer who’s hot on nabbing him has some scenes of unbelievable action, and firecracker dialogue. The film was so influential that it was one ...

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Cook admits he has been ’embarrassed’ by Ashes scores

Alastair Cook admitted to being ’embarrassed’ by his Ashes showing before a record-breaking double-century which kept England in control of the fourth Test at the MCG. Cook (244 not out) had not managed more than 37 in his previous 10 innings but resumed on day three with his 32nd Test hundred already in the book. But it was to get ...

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These robots sweat while doing pushups

A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo developed humanoid robots that are closely based on human anatomy. Other humanoids are made from rigid parts that limit their movement, but these new robots, called Kengoro and Kenshiro, have musculoskeletal systems with joints and tendon-like parts that bend and flex in a more realistic way. They also have a sensory ...

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CSA, SACA headed for possible showdown over player contracts

Cricket South Africa (CSA) and its players are set for a showdown in the coming months as discussions over their MOU, which expires at the end of April, begin. The agreement is renegotiated every four years and has included a revenue-sharing model for the last 12 years, but CSA wants to relook at player contracts and could alter them radically. ...

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​South Korea to auction 5G spectrum in June 2018

South Korea will begin 5G spectrum auctions for local mobile carriers in June next year, the government has announced. The Ministry of Science and ICT said 3.5GHz and 28GHz spectrum will be auctioned, one year earlier than previously announced. It expects 5G to be commercialized in March of 2019, and deployed nationwide by 2022. Local telcos SK Telecom, KT, and ...

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