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Tim Cook Speaks Up His Mind Over Elon Musk, Tesla, Parler App, And The Capitol Attack

Tim Cook held a long talk with the New York Times “Sway” podcast where he spilled beans over the claim of Elon Musk selling Tesla to apple, blocking controversial Parler social media app, and much more.

Here’re excerpts of that interview….

Tim Cook has been worked in different capacities with Apple Inc. in his 23 years career. He remained CEO of the company for nearly a decade

On Elon Musk and Tesla

Tim Cook said that he thought that Tesla had done an unbelievable job of establishing and keeping the lead for a long time in the EV space. He didn’t give any hint on buying Tesla but said that they investigated many things internally and many of them never saw the light of day.

On removing Parler from the App store

Tim Cook said that that was a straightforward decision because the app weren’t adhering to the guidelines of the App Store. He said that one couldn’t incite violence or allow people to incite violence. He further said that he hoped that the app would come back.

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IPL 2021: KKR’s Shubham Gill Batted For Himself On Social Media

Shubham Gill of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) reacted strongly to a comment posted by a social media user about his selection in IPL 2021. Gill has been batting for KKR for three seasons and has scored more than 200 runs in each season.

What was the comment?

A social media user referred to Gill’s performance as “tuk tuk” which is used by cricket fans to refer to players with slow strike rates. But Shubham Gill felt offended by the comment and couldn’t prevent him from replying to that post.

How did Shubham Gill reply to that comment?

Shubham Gill was quick to take note of that stinging comment and post a fitting reply to that social media user. He commented, “i am right where i want to be Mr. NOBODY.”

What is the overall performance of Shubham Gill?

Shubham Gill has been a good player throughout his cricket career. He has played 51 T20s and has scored 1217 runs including nine half-centuries with a strike rate of 33.80. Also, he was a member of the India U-19 that won the world cup in 2018.

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Why Can’t VK Sasikala Vote In Tamil Nadu Elections?

Former general secretary of AIADMK and a close confidante of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha, VK Sasikala won’t be able to exercise her voting rights in the assembly elections today. Her name is found to be missing from the voters’ list.

Why VK Sasikala’s name was removed from voters’ list?

VK Sasikala was a resident of Ms Jayalalitha’s Poes Garden residence before the residence was converted into a memorial. She was a voter of the Thousand Lights Assembly constituency of Chennai. But her name was found to be missing from the voters’ list just before the voting day. A senior poll officer denied any conspiracy in that. But VK Sasikala said that it was an injustice to her and that she would take legal action after discussing the matter with her counsel N Raja Senthoor Pandian.

What did VK Sasikala’s counsel say in the argument?

Mr Pandian said that he apprised the Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo of the matter. He further said that the official told him that the deadline for making additions or deleting names from the voters’ list had expired. … Read the rest

Controversial Run Out Of Pakistani Batsman Fakhar Zaman By South Africa Wicket Keeper Quinton de Kock

Pakistan lost the 2nd ODI to South Africa in Johannesburg on Sunday when its start batsman Fakhar Zaman was run out controversially. How Fakhar Zaman was out is a breach of fair play rule 41.

Match summary

South Africa batted first and set a target of 342 runs for Pakistan that could make only 324 runs at 9 wickets when Fakhar Zaman was run out in the last over. At that time, Pakistan was only 31 runs short of winning the match.

How was Fakhar Zaman run out?

Fakhar Zaman was batting on 193 and it was the last over of the match. He was at the striker’s end to face the ball. He played the ball towards the off-side and ran for a single but asked the runner to come for a second. He started running towards the striker’s end when the Australian wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock distracted his attention by asking the fielder who took the ball to throw it to the non-striker’s end. Fakhar Zaman looked back in distraction when the fielder threw the ball at the striker’s end. The ball hit … Read the rest

Watch Barcelona VS Valladolid La Liga Match Live From Camp Nou At 3 PM ET

FC Barcelona will host Valladolid at Camp Nou in a La Liga match today. The match starts at 3 p.m. ET and can be enjoyed on beIN Sports. Also, you can watch it for free in a live stream on fuboTV.

Match summary

FC Barcelona stands in the third position with 62 points after Real Madrid won the match with Eibra on Saturday. But Valladolid is on the bottom of the table in 16th place. With only 10 matches remaining, the La Liga season has also come to an end. The Blaugrana are chasing Atletico Madrid that is at the top of the league with 64 points but the chasing window is fast closing for FC Barcelona.

FC Barcelona

The Blaugrana are on a five-game winning streak with the recent 6-1 win against Real Sociedad. Lionel Messi has proved to be the most successful player for them as he has assisted in building attacks in all the matches. Their American wingback Sergino Dest also scored well. Gerard Pique’s return also bodes well for FC Barcelona but is unlikely to play Pique for today’s match but … Read the rest

No Terror Link Found In The US Capitol Attack

US President Joe Biden expressed his grief over the recent US Capitol incident by saying that he and first lady Jill Biden were heartbroken due to the violent attack that killed one police officer and wounded the other.

The president offered his condolences for the slain Officer William Evans of the US Capitol Police. He also offered prayers for the well-being of the officer who’s fighting for his life.

What was the US Capitol attack?

As seen television footage, a blue sedan car crashed at a security barrier on one of the streets leading to Congress. The driver of the car jumped out of the vehicle and rushed towards the officers with a knife but he was shot dead by the officers said Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman.

The accident resulted in the death of an office and left another injured who was taken to a hospital in an air ambulance. The attack came amid heightened security after the January 6 attack by the supporters of then-president Donald Trump.

What was the motive behind the attack?

At first, it was considered a terrorist attack but Washington … Read the rest