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After Sonam Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan ribs Ranveer Singh for not replying to his text

first_imgRemember when Amitabh Bachchan sulked over Sonam Kapoor not replying to his SMS that he sent on her birthday? This time, Ranveer Singh finds himself in Sonam’s position. Apparently, Big B sent Ranveer a text message on his birthday, but received no response.Amitabh Bachchan wrote on one of Ranveer’s replies to a birthday wish, “hey .. but what about my intention .. sent you sms greetings for your birthday .. did not get a reply .. did you see it .. !??”However, while Sonam missed his message in the ocean of tweets, texts and birthday posts, Ranveer made sure he did not forget to reply to Big B’s text. The Bajirao Mastani actor responded, “Except that i TOTALLY replied! I just cross checked it too! You were in fact one of the first to even wish!”Ranveer then went on to say that it’s gestures like these which make Amitabh Bachchan the greatest of all time, adding, “I’m blessed that you even know I exist!”Ranveer had earlier revealed on India Today Unforgettables that Amitabh Bachchan was one of the reasons he was inspired to become an actor. Reminiscing what got him going in his school days, Ranveer had said, “It was not sports. Kids used to play cricket and football but I used to sit in front of the TV. Even before cable television, I used to watch VHS tapes of Amitabh Bachchan films.”ALSO READ: Amitabh Bachchan unhappy with Sonam Kapoor’s textiquette ALSO WATCH: Ranveer Singh steps into Amitabh Bachchan’s shoeslast_img read more

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Champions League: Bayern Made to Work for 2-0 Win over AEK (Pics)

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Bayern Munich exploited a brief lapse in AEK Athens’ determined defense to score twice in two minutes for a 2-0 win in the Champions League, easing pressure on the Bundesliga champions and coach Niko Kovac.Shaking off a mistake-prone first half, Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski struck in the 61st and 63rd minutes at the Olympic Stadium for Bayern’s second victory in Group E, as AEK suffered its third defeat.“We knew the goals would come. We pressed, tired them out and it worked,” Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said. “After their two goals, their morale suffered and we went on to win. … We’re in a better position but we’re still making mistakes.”Bayern stayed on the attack for most of the night but center-backs Dmytro Chygrynskiy and Vasilis Lambropoulos stopped them from creating chances.While keeping AEK’s back line busy, Arjen Robben had produced little threat until his shot helped break the deadlock. It struck a wall of defenders, and Martinez slotted in the rebound.AEK supporters ignite flares during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Lewandowski silenced the 55,000 home fans two minutes later. Standout Serge Gnabry flicked the ball to Rafinha, who set up the Poland striker for the tap-in.“We had a good first half but we were missing the finish. We insisted in our effort and in the end we prevailed and that’s what’s important,” Robben said. “We took our chances when we could. We needed that win.”Bayern outshot the Greeks 2-1 and held two-third of possession.Bayern’s players have struggled to show their usual domestic dominance this season, and visibly relaxed after the goals. Lewandowski narrowly missed a third in the 67th when goalkeeper Vassilis Barkas scrambled to stop his effort on the goal line.Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski, second left celebrates with Bayern defender Niklas Suele, left, after scoring his side’s second goalduring a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Germany striker Thomas Mueller played for the last 15 minutes but made little impact.“The players stood up very well to such a great side but after those two goals it was hard to fight back,” AEK coach Marios Ouzounidis. “But I’m proud of their performance. They were very professional throughout the game.”AEK won Greece’s championship last season after fighting back from bankruptcy and relegation to amateur football in 2013, and appeared delighted to be back in European competition despite Tuesday’s result.“It would be silly to compare ourselves with such a major team, but we were also a little unlucky to concede when we did. The players were a little tired and were late in falling back — so we had a small gap in our reflexes,” AEK midfielder Kostas Galanopoulos said.“But we did play well and now we’ll see what we can do.”—By DEREK GATOPOULOS , Associated PressBayern midfielder Joshua Kimmich, front, is challenged by AEK’s Andre Simoes during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski, center, is challenged by AEK’s Dmytro Chygrynskiy during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern midfielder Arjen Robben, left, is challenged by AEK’s Dmytro Chygrynskiy during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)AEK goalkeeper Vassilis Barkas makes a save during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)AEK’s Vasileios Lampropoulos, right, vie for the ball Bayern midfielder James David James Rodriguez during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern midfielder Arjen Robben, center, is chased by AEK’s Niklas Hult during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)Bayern forward Serge Gnabry, right, is challenged by AEK’s Andre Simoes during a Group E Champions League soccer match between AEK Athens and Bayern Munich at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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The toprated Tribit XFree Tune wireless overtheear headphones drop to just 3249

first_img Share your voice 9 Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comments The folding Tribit XFree Tune headphones look and sound luxurious, but the price tag is all cheapskate. Sarah Tew/CNET Just last year, CNET audio guru David Carnoy was delighted to discover that the $50 Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones offered “terrific sound for the money.”Right now, today, I’m delighted to tell you that Cheapskate readers can score the Tribit XFree Tune over-the-ear wireless headphones for $32.49. That’s after clicking the on-page 5% off coupon and then applying promo code DLTXFREE at checkout.See at AmazonCarnoy’s XFree Tune review is the best place to start if you want the full scoop on these, as I haven’t had the chance to try them myself.I can tell you that the carrying case is included at this price; it’s not $5 extra as mentioned in the review. And speaking of reviews, the headphones scored a genuinely impressive 4.6-star average rating from over 700 buyers.Other important things to know: Tribit promises a whopping 40 hours of playtime on a charge (though it takes a full 4 hours to recharge), and you can also bypass Bluetooth in favor of a wired connection (cord included), which requires no power at all.I think these would make a great gift for a mom, dad or grad.Read more: The best headphones for 2019 Bonus deal: One of my favorite recent sci-fi books is on sale for $2Not to be confused with the sci-fi TV series of the same name, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a twisty, trippy sci-fi novel that was among my favorite reads of the past few years.The Kindle edition normally sells for $10, but for a limited time, you can grab Dark Matter for just $2. If you’re more into the Barnes & Noble or Google Play e-book ecosystems, it’s on sale in both those stores for the same price.See at AmazonI’ll just add that this isn’t “hard sci-fi,” if that’s what you’re hoping for. Rather, it’s a fast-paced page-turner, with some fresh twists on old tropes. I couldn’t put it down. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Now playing: Watch this: 1:25 The Cheapskate Tribit XFree Tune: A cheap Bluetooth headphone that sounds… Headphones Digital Media Amazonlast_img read more

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NCAA Championship Game At NRG Stadium Villanova Shocks North Carolina At Buzzer

first_imgListen 00:00 /01:46 Share – / 11With less than five seconds left in the game, North Carolina erased the last of what had been a 10-point deficit by hitting a three-pointer that tied the game at 74.Many fans were probably ready for overtime. But Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono quickly dribbled up the court before handing off the ball to forward Kris Jenkins, who made a three as the buzzer sounded.Villanova coach Jay Wright called it one of the greatest college basketball games ever.“That was just great college basketball, two great teams,” he said. “In a national championship game to hit a shot at the buzzer, I mean, I haven’t seen many better than that.”Arcidiacono won the Most Outstanding Player award for his performance during the NCAA tournament.“I wanted to be aggressive,” he said about the last few seconds of the game. “If I could get a shot, I was going to shoot it, but I heard someone screaming in the back of my ear, in the back of my head, and it was Kris. And I just gave it to him and let it go with confidence, he let it go with confidence.”This is the second national title for Villanova after 1985.On the losing side, North Carolina coach Roy Williams got emotional after the game.“The difference in winning and losing in college basketball is so small,” he said. “The difference in your feelings is so large.”74,430 fans attended the game at NRG Stadium, the second-highest attendance for an NCAA championship game in history. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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US Invests Millions To Train Journalists In Pakistan

first_imgLaura IsenseeMarina Marri is an editor at the Express-Tribune. She’s part of the growing workforce of reporters in Pakistan. The number of working journalists here has jumped from 2,000 in 2002 to 18,000 in 2013.There’s a lot of growth in Pakistan’s journalism, particularly on the TV side, along with a lot of energy from journalists.An example is Marina Marri, editor of the Express-Tribune. The journalists there have been resilient and tenacious in the face of violence.And Marri not only manages a newsroom, but also plays soccer.In order to keep fostering new generations of journalists in the country, there’s an effort to start up a Master’s Degree and the U.S. has a strong role in it.We invite you to listen to Laura’s latest dispatch above.She is participating in a fellowship for reporters sponsored by ICFJ— the International Center For Journalists. Think of it as a student exchange for journalists.You can also follow her journey on Twitter and Facebook.And check out Laura’s earlier entries on the special page on our website. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /03:24 Listen Sharelast_img read more