Shoaib Malik pulls out of T10 League to spend time with Sania Mirza, son Izhaan

first_imgShoaib Malik will not play in the second edition of the T10 League starting November 21 as he wants to spent more time with his wife and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and his newly born son Izhaan Mirza-Malik.Eight teams — Kerala Kings, Punjab Legends, Maratha Arabians, Bengal Tigers, The Karachians, Rajputs, Northern Warriors and Pakhtoons — have been drawn in to two groups to fight it out in the second Season of T10 League. The event takes place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from November 21 to December 2.Shoaib Malik was part of Punjabi Legends in the first edition of the league last year and finished the tournament as the second highest run-scorer with 191 runs from five matches.However, this year, the Punjabi Legends will be missing their batting star as Malik has decided to pull out of the tournament even though Sania Mirza thinks he “should play”.”I announce with mixed feelings that I will be not be part of @PunjabiLegends_ #T10League to spend time with my family. This was a tough decision (sp since my wife thinks I should play) but I want to be with my wife and son more than anything else. Hope you all will understand,” Malik wrote on Twitter.I announce with mixed feelings that I will be not be part of @PunjabiLegends_ #T10League to spend time with my family. This was a tough decision (sp since my wife thinks I should play) but I want to be with my wife and son more than anything else. Hope you all will understandadvertisementShoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) November 12, 2018Malik and Mirza were blessed with their son on October 30 (India time) and the father of the newly born took to social media to give the good news to their fans and well-wishers.”Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled. #BabyMirzaMalik,” Malik had tweeted.Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled #BabyMirzaMalikShoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018On the next day, Malik had again took to Twitter to thank everyone for their wishes and revealed the name of their son.Thank you from the bottom of our heart to everyone for the wishes from Sania and I, and our families.Our son’s name is Izhaan #BabyMirzaMalik https://t.co/F7bPCnGnL6Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) October 30, 2018By the end of that week on November 3, Sania Mirza was back home from the hospital and took to social media herself to thanks all her fans for their wishes.We love you all right back !!!Love ,Sania ,Shoaib and Izhaan @realshoaibmalik #AllhamdulillahSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 3, 2018She also posted a couple of pictures with two beautiful messages sharing her few says experience as a mother of a child and even watching Malik playing along with Izhaan.blessing that can be greater than this.. I finally have gotten sometime after this overwhelming feeling to get online and check the msgs and love we have received.Shoaib and I feel truly blessed and humbled with the wishes and love we have received Thank you to each one of u! pic.twitter.com/PTisH3qKUeSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 3, 2018So it’s been 5 days since we came into this world .. Me as a mother and my little Izhaan as my son we’ve even watched Baba play some cricket together since we’ve arrived it truly is the biggest match ,tournament achievement I’ve ever won or had and there is no feeling or- pic.twitter.com/KRiXVNmcoxSania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 3, 2018Sania married Shoaib in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on April 12, 2010. Sania at the ‘Goa Fest 2018’ earlier this year had said that their child would keep surnames of both of them.”Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza-Malik as a surname and not just Malik. So that’s where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter,” Sania had said.last_img read more

Not just an exhibition

first_imgThe Portret Project aims to create a participatory project in which viewers and participants work with teamtpp to pick pieces of art from our studio install it at the AntiSocial in Hauz Khas Village. The collaborative experience begins at their studio in Vasant Vihar and through a process of cumulative ideating, hopes to make the participants engage with the works of art and the space. In doing so, unexhinition hopes to make the audience the enablers of the art experience rather than merely passive viewers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Right from selecting the artworks, to setting up the installation at AntiSocial, the audience creates the experience. The installation will happen over 6 days starting on March 22. Viewers and participants are invited to join teamtpp at their studio in Vasant Vihar every day and eventually take the selected art to install it on the walls of Social.  The Portret Project and Social Offline will conclude the process by hosting an event on the March 28 to show people a spacetransformed by art and share our stories.last_img read more

10 Easy Steps to Track Lock and Wipe Data From Your Android

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 3 min read November 1, 2013 With the number of mobile device-related robberies on the rise, it’s important to know what you can do if your precious Android-powered smartphone or tablet has been stolen, or if your overworked mind just can’t remember where you left it. The good news is that Google has a solution.This summer, the tech giant released a tool called the Android Device Manager that it updated again this fall. The online tool enables Android device owners to track and lock their misplaced phones and tablets. If the device has for sure been stolen, or is hopelessly lost, the Device Manager also lets users wipe all of their personal data from the phone, essentially forcing it to reset to its original factory settings.That’s a pretty important feature, especially for business owners and other professionals who use their mobile devices for company use. Having sensitive company information land in the wrong hands can be a serious security risk.Related: How to Avoid Getting Hacked (Infographic)If you haven’t already synced your smartphone or tablet up with the Android Device Manager, follow these 10 easy steps. The Android Device Manager is compatible with devices running Android 2.2 and up.1. Go to the Google Settings app on your phone or tablet and click on “Android Device Manager” at the bottom.2. Select the box for “Allow remote lock and factory reset.”3. The “Remotely locate this device” button should already be clicked. If not, click on it.4. Also check the box to “Allow remote lock and factory reset.” A screen will pop up asking for permission to wipe your device. Grant it permission.5. Sign into your Google account online and go to the Android Device Manager.6. On your device, go to go back into Settings, then Security, then Phone Administrators and make sure you have “Android Device Manager” checked.7. In the Android Device Manager online, select the device you want to sync from the list of devices associated with your account.8. From there you should see a map showing the location of your device. You should also see options to “ring,” “lock” and “erase” the device.9. If you choose to lock your device, the Device Manager will ask you to set a new password, essentially locking out the previous password you had saved.10. If you choose erase, a warning window pops up. If you agree, the device will power down and erase the data you have stored on it. Only use this option if your smartphone or tablet has been stolen or lost for good.Related: Should You Be Worried About Apple Having Your Fingerprints?center_img Enroll Now for Free This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

We are not going to withdraw from the future says Microsofts Brad

first_imgThe Pentagon has been trying to get a hold of AI and related technologies from tech giants. Google employees had quit over it, Microsoft employees had asked the company to withdraw from the JEDI project. Last Friday, Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote about Microsoft and the US Military and the company’s visions in this area. Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle are the companies who have bid for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project. JEDI is a department wide cloud computing infrastructure that will give the Pentagon access to weapons systems enhanced with artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Microsoft believes in defending USA “We are not going to withdraw from the future, in the most positive way possible, we are going to work to help shape it.” said Brad Smith, President at Microsoft indicating that Microsoft intends to provide their technology to the Pentagon. Microsoft did not shy away from bidding in the Pentagon’s JEDI project. This in contrast to Google, which opted out of the same program earlier this month citing ethical concerns. Smith expressed Microsoft’s intent towards providing AI and related technologies to the US defense department saying, “we want the people who defend USA to have access to the nation’s best technology, including from Microsoft”. Smith stated that Microsoft’s work in this area is based on three convictions: Microsoft believes in the strong defense of USA and wants the defenders to have access to USA’s best technology, this includes Microsoft They want to use their ‘knowledge and voice’ to address ethical AI issues via the nation’s ‘civic and democratic processes’. They are giving their employees to opt out of work on these projects given that as a global company they consist of employees from different countries. Smith shared that Microsoft has had a long standing history with the US Department of Defense (DOD). Their tech has been used throughout the US military from the front office to field operations. This includes bases, ships, aircraft and training facilities. Amazon shares Microsoft’s visions Amazon too shares these visions with Microsoft in empowering US law and defense institutions with the latest technology. Amazon already provides cloud services to power the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos said: “If big tech companies are going to turn their back on the Department of Defense, this country is going to be in trouble.” Amazon also provides the US law enforcement with their facial recognition technology called Rekognition. This has been a bone of contention for not just civil rights groups but also for some Amazon’s employees. Rekognition will help in identifying and incarcerating undesirable people. But it does not really work with accuracy. In a study by ACLU, Rekognition identified 28 people from the US congress incorrectly. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has now filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request which demands the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to disclose how DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) use Rekognition for law enforcement and immigration checks. Google’s rationale for withdrawing from the JEDI project Last week, in an interview with the Fox Network, Oracle founder Larry Ellison stated that it was shocking how Google viewed this matter. Google withdrew from the JEDI project following strong backlash from many of its employees. In the official statement, they have stated the reason for dropping out of the JEDI contract bidding as an ethical value misalignment and also that they don’t fully have all necessary clearance to work on Government projects.’ However, Google is open to launching a customized search engine in China that complies with China’s rules of censorship including potential to surveil Chinese citizens. Should AI be used in weapons? This question is the at the heart of the contentious topic of the tech industry working with the military. It is a serious topic that has been debated over the years by educated scientists and experienced leaders. Elon Musk, researchers from DeepMind and other companies even pledged to not build lethal AI. Personally, I side with the researchers and believe AI should be used exclusively for the benefit of mankind, to enhance human lives and solve problems that would prosper people’s lives. And not against each other in a race to build weapons or to become a superpower. But then again what would I know? Leading nations are in an AI arms race as we speak, with sophisticated national AI plans and agendas. For more details on Microsoft’s interest in working with the US Military visit the Microsoft website. Read next ‘Employees of Microsoft’ ask Microsoft not to bid on US Military’s Project JEDI in an open letter Google employees quit over company’s continued Artificial Intelligence ties with the Pentagon Oracle’s bid protest against U.S Defence Department’s(Pentagon) $10 billion cloud contractlast_img read more