WTC Final: India Should Pick Shardul Thakur Over Mohammad Siraj As Fourth Bowling Option, Feels Former Selector Sarandeep Singh

India should look at Shardul Thakur over Mohammad Siraj as the fourth fast bowling option in the side for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in case of overcast conditions in Southampton, feels former selector Sarandeep Singh. Sarandeep, whose tenure ended with the Australia tour earlier this year, has picked Shardul over Siraj because of his batting … Read more

These Creepy Fake Humans Herald A New Age In AI

Once viewed as less desirable than real data, synthetic data is now seen by some as a panacea. Real data is messy and riddled with bias. New data privacy regulations make it hard to collect. By contrast, synthetic data is pristine and can be used to build more diverse data sets. You can produce perfectly … Read more

‘I Was Assaulted By Kenyan Avocado Farm Guard’

Two women who say they were assaulted by security guards at Kenya’s Kakuzi farm have spoken about what they say happened to them. Their claims come as the agri-business seeks to sue Kenyan human rights groups over what it says are false allegations of abuse. Critics say the Kakuzi lawsuit is aimed at winning back … Read more

Olympic Athletes Face A Huge Number Of Rules For Tokyo 2020 Games: NPR

Australian softball players, the first foreign team to arrive for the Tokyo Olympic Games, wave from their bus after arriving at Narita International Airport on June 1. Eugene Hoshiko/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Eugene Hoshiko/AFP via Getty Images Australian softball players, the first foreign team to arrive for the Tokyo Olympic Games, … Read more

The New Guy? Biden Debuts At Democracy’s Most Exclusive Club

WASHINGTON — Angela, Boris, Emmanuel, Justin, Mario, Yoshihide and a relative newcomer: Joe. They’re the board of global democracy’s most exclusive club, and they’re meeting this week after four years of US disruption and a two-year coronavirus interruption. Already on a first-name basis with relationships that range from just months to years, the leaders of … Read more

Team India Trains With “High Intensity” Ahead Of World Test Championship Final. Watch

WTC Final: Virat Kohli does some shadow batting practice in the training session.© Twitter Team India had their first group training session in Southampton as they gear up for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, scheduled to begin on June 18. Team India recently completed their mandatory hotel quarantine at the Ageas Bowl stadium, and will be … Read more

Can He Save Ukraine From Putin?

ZOLOTE, Ukraine—This could be the most important week for Ukraine since Vladimir Putin ordered his troops into Crimea in 2014. We will finally discover how serious President Joe Biden is about defending the Ukrainians from Russian aggression. Biden called to reassure Ukraine’s president that he would stand up for them before taking off for a … Read more

Medicare Copays For New Alzheimer’s Drug Could Reach $11,500 Annually: NPR

Federal regulators approved the drug Aduhelm for Alzheimer’s patients. Biogen via AP toggle caption Biogen via AP Federal regulators approved the drug Aduhelm for Alzheimer’s patients. Biogen via AP WASHINGTON — A new $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug would raise Medicare premiums broadly, and some patients who are prescribed the medication could face copayments of about $11,500 … Read more

Yuzvendra Chahal To Face Viswanathan Anand In Chess To Raise Funds For COVID-19 Relief

Yuzvendra Chahal and Viswanathan Anand have something in common, which is their love of chess. The Indian grandmaster will play a series of exhibition matches against some famous personalities in India on June 13. It is being done to raise funds for COVID-19 relief work in India. The former world chess champion will be up against the likes … Read more