By tolerating Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s moderates are complicit in their party’s shame

By tolerating Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s moderates are complicit in their party’s shame

By tolerating Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s moderates are complicit in their party’s shame

ANOTHER day, another figure in the Labour Party facing allegations of anti-Semitism. Today it is Ken Livingstone, who went on the BBC to comment on Jeremy Corbyn’s belated and reluctant decision yesterday to suspend Naz Shah, an MP who had suggested that Israel’s population be relocated to America. The former mayor of London, who is close to his party’s hard-left leader and was leading its review into foreign policy, claimed that this was not anti-Semitic and that Ms Shah is a victim of the “well-organised Israel lobby”. He then unburdened himself of the observation that Hitler was “supporting Zionism” before he “went mad and ended up killing six million Jews.”


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China’s May industrial output misses forecasts, retail sales a bright spot

China’s May industrial output misses forecasts, retail sales a bright spot

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s May industrial output lagged expectations with the property sector still weak, adding pressure on Beijing for policy support to shore up growth, but retail sales beat forecasts thanks to a holiday boost.

The industrial data released on Monday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) came in below expectations for a 6.0% increase in a Reuters poll of analysts.

However, retail sales, a gauge of consumption, in May rose 3.7% on year, accelerating from a 2.3% increase in April and marked the quickest growth since February. Analysts had expected retail sales to grow 3.0% due to the five-day public holiday earlier in the month.

Fixed asset investment expanded 4.0% in the first five months of 2024 from the same period a year earlier, versus expectations for a 4.2% rise. It grew 4.2% in the January to April period.

China’s property market downturn, high local government debt and deflation remain heavy drags on economic activity. The latest figures point to an uneven growth that reinforces calls for more fiscal and monetary policy support.

With narrowing interest margins and a weakening currency remaining key constraints limiting Beijing’s scope to ease monetary policy, China’s central bank left a key policy rate unchanged as expected on Monday.

The world’s second-largest economy grew faster than expected at 5.3% in the first quarter, but analysts say the government’s around 5% annual growth target is ambitious.

China’s exports grew faster than expected in May helped by improved global demand, but imports growth slowed significantly.

Tepid demand at home has also kept a lid on consumer prices as confidence remains low in the face of a protracted property sector crisis. New bank lending rebounded far less than expected in May and some key money gauges hit record lows.

Property investment fell 10.1% year-on-year in January-May, deepening from a decline of 9.8% in January-April.

China’s property sector has been hit by a regulatory crackdown and the government has slashed down payment requirements and cancelled the floor rate for mortgage interest rate.

The central bank last month announced a relending programme for affordable housing to accelerate sales of unsold housing stock.

The job market overall was steady. The nationwide survey-based jobless rate hit 5.0% in May, the same as that in April.

The government has vowed to create more jobs linked to major projects, roll out measures to promote domestic demand targeted at youths and has pledged greater fiscal stimulus to shore up growth.

(Reporting by Albee Zhang, Ellen Zhang and Kevin Yao; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)


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Netizens react as Pakistan survive Ireland scare to claim thrilling win in T20 World Cup 2024

Netizens react as Pakistan survive Ireland scare to claim thrilling win in T20 World Cup 2024

Netizens react as Pakistan survive Ireland scare to claim thrilling win in T20 World Cup 2024

In a nail-biting encounter at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, Pakistan emerged victorious over Ireland by 3 wickets in Match 36 held at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground. The match, characterized by exceptional bowling performances from both sides, saw Pakistan chase down Ireland’s modest total of 106/9 in 18.5 overs.

Ireland’s struggles with the bat

Winning the toss, Pakistan elected to bowl first, a decision that quickly paid dividends. Ireland’s innings never gained momentum, with top-order batsmen failing to contribute significantly. Andy Balbirnie (0), Paul Stirling (1), Lorcan Tucker (2), and Harry Tector (0) fell cheaply, leaving Ireland reeling at 8/4. Gareth Delany‘s quickfire 31 off 19 balls, including one four and three sixes, provided some resistance. Lower-order contributions from Josh Little (22 off 18) and Mark Adair (15 off 19) helped Ireland reach a total of 106/9 in their allotted 20 overs.

Pakistan’s bowlers shine

Pakistan’s bowling attack was led by Shaheen Afridi, who claimed three crucial wickets for 22 runs in his four overs, earning him the Player of the Match award. Imad Wasim was equally effective, taking three wickets for just 8 runs in his four overs. Mohammad Amir chipped in with two wickets for 11 runs, while Haris Rauf managed one wicket for 17 runs. The disciplined bowling performance kept the Irish batsmen in check throughout their innings.

Chasing a modest target

In pursuit of a modest target, Pakistan’s innings also faced early jitters. Mohammad Rizwan (17 off 16) and Saim Ayub (17 off 17) provided a steady start, but the middle order struggled to build on it. Babar Azam‘s 32 off 34 balls anchored the innings, while contributions from Shaheen (13 off 5) and Abbas Afridi (17 off 21) proved crucial in the latter stages. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Pakistan managed to reach the target, scoring 111/7 in 18.5 overs.

Ireland’s valiant effort with the ball

Ireland’s bowlers put up a commendable fight defending their low total. Barry McCarthy was the standout performer, taking three wickets for 15 runs in his four overs. Curtis Campher contributed with two wickets for 24 runs, while Mark Adair and Ben White each claimed a wicket. Despite their efforts, the bowlers could not prevent Pakistan from inching past the finish line.

Also WATCH: Shaheen Afridi cleans up Andrew Balbirnie with a beauty in PAK vs IRE game | T20 World Cup 2024

Here is how fans reacted:

https://twitter.com/FarziCricketer/status/1802407926126285268

Also WATCH: PAK vs IRE – Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan crash into each other while attempting to catch Mark Adair’s hit | T20 World Cup




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Sweet, there’s going to be another season of Delicious in Dungeon

Sweet, there’s going to be another season of Delicious in Dungeon

Delicious in Dungeon just wrapped up its first season on Netflix, and we now have confirmation that there will be another. The studio behind the show shared on this week that a season two is coming, and it’s already in production. The anime, based on the manga by Ryoko Kui, follows a group of broke adventurers who end up eating monsters along their quest to save their friend from the belly of a dragon. It’s one of the most unexpectedly delightful things I’ve watched recently and, despite the questionable ingredients that often go into the meals, has some truly top-tier examples of mouthwatering anime foods.

Delicious in Dungeon is produced by the Japaneses animation studio, Trigger, Inc. The first season got a 24-episode run with weekly releases, but it’s all available and ready for binge-watching now if you haven’t gotten around to it yet. The final episode dropped on Thursday. Just don’t go into it hungry.


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Love is all around us – Tilly the Good Life

Love is all around us – Tilly the Good Life

By Tilly Smith Dix

We all know about curiosity killing the cat but honestly, I’m beginning to think too much honesty could be to blame for murdering relationships.

Finding the balance between honesty, kindness and respect could be tricky, and the older one gets, the more one looks behind the veil, trying to understand the reason for people’s behaviour, so we could proceed wisely.

Someone recently told me of a friend criticising them every time they met up for lunch. The so-called friend claims to ‘just being honest’ when she delivers the unsolicited jabs to our friend. Usually, my friend tells me, she has shrugged it off and never retaliated with what she really thought of her ‘honest’ friend’s style, or manners.

However, we all have bad days from time to time, when we put our best foot forward, apply our prettiest lipstick (if we are women as this is not customary for chaps, ha), wear our special outfit to elevate the mood, and fix our best smile to face the world. One of the ‘honest’ remarks about my friend’s appearance did hit a soft spot at some point and she could feel her confidence slipping after yet another careless remark.

This is just one of the examples of folks claiming to be honest. Interestingly, the moment anyone dishes out the same honesty to them, it might not be what they wish to hear, which could lead to a war of thorny roses!

One of the many wonderful words I’ve acquired reaching this wiser age, is: NO! (Uttered with a bumper-sized exclamation mark.) When someone continuously says hurtful things or betrays our trust, we need to know when to say, “no, stop!” By putting our cards on the table before our hurt escalates into angry resentment, we are being kind to ourselves and the friendship. Should that friend choose to become belligerent about our asking them to curb their thoughtlessness, we need to take a break from them, or walk away. Time out will tell as a repressive friendship is simply taboo. Life really is too short for this s.h.i.t.

On this Valentine’s Day, and February being the month in which love is celebrated in most corners of our planet, I believe it essential to care enough about ourselves to know our worth in any situation, be it in a romantic relationship, friendship, family matters, or in the workplace. By setting boundaries, we show respect and love for ourselves.

What, no Valentine? Mourning a loved one, recovering from a breakup, or just feeling lonely? I see the 14th as a day to not only celebrate a partner and our love for them but also our love for our besties.

There are many stories about the history of Valentine’s Day. Years ago, when I was a special features editor, I spent many hours in the library researching the history of this celebratory day of love. Yes, back then there was no internet, just like there was no Wi-Fi when the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary recorded the honouring of the Feast of Saint Valentine on February 14. That day became associated with romantic love by the 14th century, when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the lovebirds of early spring!

I enjoyed spending time in that old Victorian library back in the early 1990s (can’t remember what I did in the14th century, although an ex may have some thoughts involving black pointy hats, cats and broomsticks, ha)!

During my research, some of the stories depicted how young men would leave tokens of their love at the doors of young women they fancied, with some also serenading the objects of their affection. Other stories presented Valentine’s as the day to celebrate friendships between young women, when they’d send a special card to their besties to thank them for their loyalty, friendship, and love.

So, what do I suggest we do even when we have a partner? Send a message to our dearest sisters from other misters, assuring them of our appreciation and love, and if we are lucky enough to have a true friend of the opposite sex, to show them the same love too.

As for being alone on Valentine’s? Wear something pretty, wear your most alluring perfume, stock up on snacks and a preferred tipple, and settle for a celebratory evening watching a good show on the box. Okay, I know some of my male readers are not partial to wearing perfume, so, I suggest you shave and shampoo, wear something nice, tap into your most romantic self and show the women in your life some love, which should include best girlfriends, mothers, and sisters. I think sweet gestures and thoughtful tokens far outweigh lavish gifts… but I know of no woman who would turn down a ruby and diamond ring…

Oh, and don’t forget to hug yourself for being fabulous! It’s so much better being alone in a happy space than sharing it with a hostile partner. Cheers to peace and love, it really is all around us, we must simply see it. Oh, and don’t forget to hug the cat or dog either. Their love is unconditional. Cliche? Who cares, watch Love Actually, When Harry Met Sally, or Valentine’s Day (avoid Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre though, it’s a real downer, well, so was Capone, who was believed to have ordered that bloodbath) …

Glorious food

Waves on the Beach Frankston: the seafood linguini, laden with succulent white fish, salmon, prawns, scallops, and mussels, washed down with Varichon et Clerc NV Blanc de Blanc Cufee from Savoie, France, again, did not disappoint. Add one of my favourite beach views of a magnificent sunset, and all is well with the world.

Pictured above:seafood linguini at Waves on the Beach, with a view of Frankston Beach before sunset.

Vinnies in Mt Eliza: I’ve tried several dishes on the authentic Italian menu and the linguini carbonara did not disappoint. Rich and laden with bacon, the delicious mix of pecorino, black pepper, and plenty cured pork, accompanied by my choice of sundowner, an Aperol spritz, ticked all the comfort-food boxes.

Capt. Jack’s at Somerville Cove: the generous serving of grilled tiger prawn linguini was served with capers on a sweet potato and herb puree. A creative, flavoursome dish. I’ll be back – again!

Pictured above: from top left clockwise, prawn linguini and the interior of Captn. Jack’s in Somerville Cove; linguini carbonara at Vinnies in Mt Eliza; braised lamb shank and mash at the Royal Hotel Mornington.

Royal Hotel Mornington: the braised lamb shank, prepared with tomato sugo, peas, mash, and gremolata, was scrumptious and ideal on a cool summer evening. Naturally, one could not resist a quick drive to the nearby Mornington Pier for a perfect, hues of blue sunset.

Pictured above: the rustic old Mornington Pier, left, and an early morning walk on Frankston Beach.

Sofa binges

Netflix: Hotel Mumbai, released in 2018, based on true events of the terror attack and the heroic staff at the Hotel Taj on 26 November 2008. Starring Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi, and (the now disgraced) Armie Hammer. Gripping.

Still on Netflix, the documentary The Greatest Night in Pop, narrated by Lionel Richie, is about that epic one night only about the rehearsal and recording of iconic pop stars singing We are the World in 1985. The song was written by Lionel Richie and the now late Michael Jackson, produced by Quincy Jones as part of the USA for Africa initiative to save starving children. A glorious trip down memory lane for me, and with so many musical egos in one room, Lionel Richie’s note at the entrance was priceless: Check your ego at the door!

Also on Netflix, Griselda, a limited 2024 series about the true story of Griselda Blanco, Colombian drug boss, who was the only ‘man’ apparently feared by Pablo Escobar! Sofia Vergara is unrecognisable and frighteningly believable in the title role. Drug dealing is a dangerous business!

Apple TV: Masters of the Air is a 2023 limited series and a Spielberg/Hanks production, starring Austin Butler. Great WWII viewing for anyone who loves making a hole in the sky.

Seven, free to air: The 2024 Grammy Awards hosted for the fourth consecutive year by the hilarious, classy, and proudly South African Trevor Noah. Highlights for me? Tracey Chapman accompanied by Luke Combs, and Grammy winner Miley Cyrus performing. I loved Miley’s take on this, her first Grammy, in which she described her chasing awards like the little boy trying to catch butterflies with his net. When he stops and surrenders, a butterfly thanks him by sitting on his nose.

Prime/BritBox: Poirot, the award-winning Agatha Christie series starring David Suchet and Hugh Fraser. Elegant, eloquent, witty, and clever. Got to love Monsieur Poirot’s perfectly waxed moustache, obsessive need for facial symmetry, and constantly reminding everyone around him to engage their “leetle grey cells!” The humour remains cuttingly wry, with phrases such as, “did not know you have gone into politics,” when someone wears a clown suit, had me in stitches. Hastings, who is so easily duped by pretty women, remains an endearing character too. Highly addictive watching and the charming locations in the UK add to the romance and mystery, n’est ce pas, mon amie?

Still on Prime, The Trial of American Traitor Axis Sally, alias Ms Mildred Gillars, who collaborated with the Nazis on her radio broadcasts from Germany for American women back home. Starring Al Pacino and Meadow Williams, Joseph Goebbels’ control of Axis was a frightening reminder of the sadistic, evil monster he was.

Still on Prime, a limited series produced in 2017, The Last Tycoon, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book adaptation, is riveting. Starring Kelsey Grammer, Matt Bomer, Rosemarie De Witt, Lily Collins, and Dominique McElliott, I was transported to those halcyon days of Hollywood. Glamour, mystery, greed, egos, and many rotten apples…

Still on Prime, another limited series released in 2023, Stonehouse is based on the true story of disgraced British MP John Stonehouse, who faked his own death. He ended up being caught by clever police in Melbourne, Australia! Starring Matthew McFadyen, I was mesmerised by the story and his performance.

Easter safari

Autumn in the bush is a magical time, when the hues and landscape change to warmer colours before winter sets in. Hot toddies and much conviviality abound on luxe, unpretentious safaris at Tau Game Lodge.

This is also the time when the visibility of game enthrals visitors even more, as the animals are less inclined to seek shade after the summer heat has subsided in the Madikwe Game Reserve, which is situated in the North-West corner of South Africa, bordering the wilds of Botswana.

For 29 years Tau has hosted visitors from around the world. Guest reports have mostly been along the lines of their having visited many safari lodges, some even more swish, but the welcoming team and comforting hospitality, paired with sublime game viewing and a waterhole visible from every room and hospitality deck, even from the two swimming pools, will beckon them to return to this eco-conscious lodge time and again.

Listening to the sounds of game trumpeting, roaring, tweeting, and barking their nocturnal supremacy, is pure safari bliss. This is Tau, the place of the lion.

The Tau rangers are celebrated for their respect for nature and passion for the local flora and fauna. The lodge now has a ranger who is also a professional photographer to teach wildlife photography to guests using cameras and not only their phones – on request. He would take photographs of guests to further enhance and personalise their magical safari memories by arrangement.

Pictured above, a safari at Tau never disappoints.

Tau is pure, understated 5-star luxury and family-friendly, offering a Cubz Club, baby-sitting services, and special safaris and education for youngsters, affording the adults some quality safari, leisure, and spa time. Memorable weddings have been hosted here over the years too.

The Tau Easter 2024 packages start from R 30.500. – per couple, including:

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a Luxury Standard Chalet
  • 3 meals per day
  • 2 game drives per day
  • Drinks and snacks on safari drives
  • Tau Spa Oasis African Foot Ritual (30 minutes) per adult: Allow your feet to be pampered by our therapists in a soothing footbath to drain away fatigue. Next your feet are cleansed and massaged with an aroma-therapeutic based scrub, followed by a true African warming foot massage.

Park Entrance fees, Rhino Conservation Levy, Tourism Levy, Bar, Mini Bar, Laundry and all extras.

  • Easter egg hunt for kids applicable for families in Deluxe and Family Suites – please contact the lodge for these family rates.

To book this special package, please quote: TAU EASTER 2024

See more at www.taugamelodge.co.za – and get hooked on the live webcam at http://taugamelodge.co.za/main-lodge/live-webcam/

Good reads

Get ready to reign supreme with the Water Queen’s dating advice. To celebrate Valentine’s Day and Leap Year 2024, author Caroline Hurry has made the eBook available for just 99c! Elevate your dating game at any age and enjoy a few hearty laughs along the way! Grab it here: https://mybook.to/53kwsPl

Pictured above, dating tips and giggles, just another of Caroline Hurry’s many great reads.

Cool linen style, just add romance, pearls and lace

How many ways could I wax lyrical about wearing breathable, sustainable linen during the warmer months? A friend recently commented she adored linen too, but it did crease so easily. My response? It remains effortless, nonchalant style.

Picture the handsome, well-dressed men and women, wearing linen in those romantically mysterious Agatha Christie movies… they look cool in an English summer as well as in the heat of those exotic destinations so often featured. Remember Murder Under the Sun, filmed on location in Majorca, Spain… or Death on the Nile, depicting the desert heat of Morocco and Egypt?

My point is linen is a cool, sustainable fabric to wear and by picking a few basic items, such as pants, skirts, dresses, and tops, mixing and matching will take looking and feeling cool to a whole new level.

Of course, how could one ignore the month of romance and dressing for Valentine’s Day? Whilst red is always the colour of passion, it is not a colour that suits or appeals to everyone. So, if we wish to play it safe, I’d say wear black or white, and add a pop of red – shoes, a belt, a red rose, and most importantly, delicious red lipstick! Want to enhance the look further, add a touch of lace, preferably black, and bold pearl accessories.

It’s about feeling fabulous, so, have fun with that existing wardrobe and give some old items a new lease on life. Creating a mood with an outfit does wonders for the build-up to any celebratory event. This is also classic me-time, which is something all women need. We should never forget to celebrate our femininity by looking good and most of all, feeling sensational at any age!

Pictured above, styling with linen, denim, pearls and lace… versatile wardrobe choices. Light knitted sets and toppers are always a good idea when the temperature drops in summer and they roll up easily for suitcase travelling too. Mix and match linen tops and pants, and never underestimate the power of a good scarf or jacket to elevate a look. Lace tights will add intrigue to any little black dress. Skirt and top separates add to the versatile slow-fashion blend, whilst adding a belt to a linen dress, or by wearing a linen shirt-dress over pants we make our own style rules, NO rules! Wearing mostly old items from my closet, most of old and current styles are Australian designed from labels including: Country Road, Witchery, Seed Heritage, and Decjuba. For daily style tips, see my fashion page on IG: Sixty_is_the_new_40

Cheers to living the good life – we owe it to ourselves to choose happy – and to be content as our own Valentine first…


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Happy EidulAdha 2024 50 best wishes messages and quotes to share | Lifestyle


Eid-ul-Adha, which is also known as Bakrid, is celebrated every year by Muslims across the world. On this special day, friends meet and enjoy meals like mutton biryani and kheer. This holy festival is celebrated every year on the 10th of Dhu-al-Hijjah of the Islamic calendar. This day celebrates the devotion of Prophet Ibrahim to Allah, who was about to sacrifice his son Ismail but Allah sent a ram to be sacrificed instead and saved him. 

 


This year, the festival will be celebrated on June 16 and 17, 2024. India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong and the Sultanate of Brunei will mark Eid ul-Adha on June 17. 

 


Here are the best 50 quotes and messages to share with your friends and families.


Happy Eid ul-Adha 2024: 50 best wishes, messages, and quotes to share


Happy Eid ul-Adha 2024: Best Wishes


  • May the blessings of Eid ul-Adha fill your life with joy, peace, and prosperity. Eid Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a joyous Eid ul-Adha filled with love, laughter, and blessings. Eid Mubarak!

  • May this Eid bring you closer to your loved ones and your faith. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • May the spirit of sacrifice and devotion bring you happiness and fulfilment. Eid Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a blessed Eid ul-Adha with your family and friends. Eid Mubarak!

  • May Allah’s blessings be with you today and always. Eid Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a day full of joy and happiness. Eid Mubarak!

  • May your sacrifices be appreciated and your prayers answered by the Almighty. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • May your life be filled with good health and success on this joyous occasion. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a delightful Eid ul-Adha filled with all the good things in life. Eid Mubarak!

  • On this auspicious occasion of Eid ul-Adha, may all your good deeds be accepted and your prayers answered. Eid Mubarak!

  • May the divine blessings of Allah bring you hope, faith, and joy on Eid ul-Adha and forever. Eid Mubarak!

  • As we celebrate Eid ul-Adha, let’s remember the true spirit of this holy day. Eid Mubarak!

  • Sending warm wishes and prayers your way on this beautiful Eid ul-Adha. Eid Mubarak!

  • May your days be filled with peace, your weeks with joy, and your months with prosperity. Eid Mubarak!

  • On this special day, may you be blessed with good health, wealth, and happiness. Eid Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a heart full of happiness and a home full of love on Eid ul-Adha. Eid Mubarak!

  • May the spirit of Eid bring you closer to Allah and fill your heart with contentment. Eid Mubarak!

  • May the blessings of Allah shine upon you this Eid and always. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a joyous celebration and showering you with blessings. Eid Mubarak!

  • May the joy of Eid surround you and your family. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • May Allah accept your sacrifices and grant you His blessings. Eid Mubarak!

  • May the magic of this Eid bring you happiness and prosperity. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a day filled with joy and a year filled with peace. Eid Mubarak!

  • May this Eid bring peace, prosperity, and happiness to your life. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • May the divine blessings of Allah bring you hope, faith, and joy. Eid Mubarak!

  • May your prayers be accepted and your sacrifices appreciated. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a joyous celebration and a beautiful Eid. Eid Mubarak!

  • May the joy of Eid fill your home with warmth and peace. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • May Allah’s blessings be with you today and always. Eid Mubarak!

  • Sending you warm wishes on this Eid ul-Adha. May Allah bring peace, joy, and happiness to your life. Eid Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a day full of joy and happiness. Eid Mubarak!

  • May your sacrifices be appreciated and your prayers answered by the Almighty. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • May this Eid bring you closer to your loved ones and your faith. Eid ul-Adha Mubarak!

  • Wishing you a delightful Eid ul-Adha filled with all the good things in life. Eid Mubarak!

  • On this auspicious occasion of Eid ul-Adha, may all your good deeds be accepted and your prayers answered. Eid Mubarak!

  • May the divine blessings of Allah bring you hope, faith, and joy on Eid ul-Adha and forever. Eid Mubarak!

  • As we celebrate Eid ul-Adha, let’s remember the true spirit of this holy day. Eid Mubarak!

  • Sending warm wishes and prayers your way on this beautiful Eid ul-Adha. Eid Mubarak!

  • May your days be filled with peace, your weeks with joy, and your months with prosperity. Eid Mubarak!


Happy ul-Adha 2024: Quotes


  • “Eid ul-Adha is not just about the festivities, but it is a time to ponder and reflect on our actions.” – Anonymous

  • “Eid ul-Adha is a reminder of the importance of sacrifice, faith, and devotion.” – Anonymous

  • “May the lessons of Eid ul-Adha enrich your life and bring you closer to your dreams.” – Anonymous

  • “The beauty of Eid ul-Adha lies in the spirit of giving and sharing with those in need.” – Anonymous

  • “Eid ul-Adha teaches us the true meaning of sacrifice and devotion to Allah.” – Anonymous

  • “Eid ul-Adha is a day of joy, a day of sacrifice, and a day to be grateful to Allah for all His blessings.” – Anonymous

  • “May the spirit of Eid ul-Adha inspire you to live a life of gratitude and compassion.” – Anonymous

  • “Eid ul-Adha is a time to reflect on our actions and seek forgiveness from Allah.” – Anonymous

  • “May the teachings of Eid ul-Adha guide you towards a life of peace and happiness.” – Anonymous

  • “Eid ul-Adha is a celebration of sacrifice, faith, and the bonds that unite us all.” – Anonymous

First Published: Jun 17 2024 | 5:35 AM IST


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NED-W vs HKG-W Match Prediction Match 1 Hong Kong Women tour of Netherlands 2024


The Match 1 of the Hong Kong Women tour of Netherlands 2024 will see the clash between Netherlands Women and Hong Kong Women at the Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht on Monday, 17 June 2024. Keep reading to find out the NED-W vs HKG-W Match Prediction Match 1 Hong Kong Women tour of Netherlands 2024.

Match Preview

On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Netherlands Women will face Hong Kong Women in the third match of their series. This match kicks off Hong Kong Women’s tour of the Netherlands and is set to begin at 02:30 PM local time at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd in Utrecht. Both teams are preparing for an intense and thrilling contest, promising an exciting start to the series with a competitive display of cricket skills.

In their recent T20 series against Italy Women, Netherlands Women had a varied experience. Out of four matches, two were abandoned due to various reasons, while they secured victories in the remaining two matches. Their performances showed resilience and skill, especially in their 2-0 series win, demonstrating their ability to capitalize on opportunities and dominate their opponents in T20 cricket.

Hong Kong Women faced a setback in their recent match against Thailand Women, losing by 3 wickets. Their batting and bowling performances didn’t meet expectations, hindering their usual high standards of play. However, they are now fully prepared and determined to make a strong comeback against Netherlands Women in their upcoming match, aiming to showcase their true potential and competitiveness on the field.

Team News

Netherlands Women Team News:

Stay updated on the Netherlands Women’s team with the latest news on performance, player fitness, and lineup changes. Get timely updates on health, availability, and match preparations. Stay informed and ready for the exciting cricket action ahead.

Hong Kong Women Team News:

Stay updated on Hong Kong Women’s team with the latest on performance, player health updates, and lineup changes. Get informed about their fitness, availability, and preparations for upcoming matches. Stay tuned and prepared for the exciting cricket action ahead.

The present form of teams

Netherlands Women:

Netherlands Women’s recent form in their last five matches shows a fluctuating pattern. They secured victories in their two most recent matches, followed by a loss, another win, and a loss prior to that. This mixed form indicates their ability to perform well but also highlights areas where they may need to improve consistency in upcoming fixtures.

Hong Kong Women: 

Hong Kong Women have displayed a varied performance in their last five matches, starting with a loss followed by two wins, another loss, and concluding with a victory. This mixed form reflects their ability to bounce back and secure victories after setbacks. As they prepare for upcoming challenges, Hong Kong Women will aim to maintain momentum and improve their consistency on the field.

Venue Stats

Total Matches28
Matches won batting first7
Matches won bowling first20
Average 1st innings Score97
Average 2nd innings Score86
Highest total recorded167/6 (20 Ov) by NEDW vs ND
Lowest total recorded39/10 (16.2 Ov) by UAEW vs BANW
Highest score chased138/4 (19.4 Ov) by UAEW vs NEDW
Lowest score defended110/8 (20 Ov) by SCOW vs NEDW
Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht

Pitch Report for Today’s Match NED-W vs HKG-W Match 1

Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd in Utrecht features a flat track pitch conducive to pace bowling with its pace and bounce characteristics. The batting conditions tend to favor low-scoring matches, while spin bowling on this pitch is slower, presenting challenges for batsmen. These factors set the stage for a competitive cricketing contest where bowlers, especially pacers, can exploit the pitch’s dynamics to their advantage.

Weather Forecast for Today’s Match NED-W vs HKG-W Match 1

Utrecht experiences a comfortable 21°C temperature under clear skies with no rain in sight, adding an air of intrigue to the atmosphere. The humidity stands at 64%, striking a balance between warmth and cool breezes, promising an enjoyable day in the city ideal for outdoor pursuits and savoring the calm weather conditions.

NED-W vs HKG-W Predicted XIs for Today’s Match

Netherlands Women’s Predicted XI:

Babette de Leede (c & wk), Iris Zwilling, Sterre Kalis, Robine Rijke, Hannah Landheer, Eva Lynch, Caroline de Lange, Frederique Overdijk, Silver Siegers, Annemijn Thompson, Sanya Khurana

Hong Kong Women’s Predicted XI:

Natasha Miles (c), Georgina Bradley, Mariko Hill, Shanzeen Shahzad, Marina Lamplough, Betty Chan, Maryam Bibi, Hiu Ying Cheung (wk), Iqra Sahar, Ka Man Chan, Maira Saleem

Netherlands Women vs Hong Kong Women head-to-head:

Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for the NED-W vs HKG-W prediction. This will help us to understand who will win today’s Hong Kong Women tour of Netherlands 2024 Match 1 prediction or who has a higher chance of winning between Netherlands Women vs Hong Kong Women.

NED-W vs HKG-W head-to-head in T20I

NED-W vs HKG-W Total Matches: 0

Netherlands Women Won: 0

Hong Kong Women Won: 0

No Result: 0

Tied:0

NED-W vs HKG-W Toss Prediction:

The venue often benefits chasing teams due to its evolving pitch conditions. The team winning the toss might opt to bowl first. As the match progresses, the wicket’s favorable characteristics could significantly influence the final result.

Case 1: If Netherlands Women bats first

First Innings score prediction: Netherlands Women will score 110-120

Result prediction: Netherlands Women will win the match by 10-20 runs

Case 2: If Hong Kong Women bats first

First Innings score prediction: Hong Kong Women will score 80-90

Result prediction: Netherlands Women will win the match by 4 wickets

NED-W vs HKG-W Today Match Prediction:

As the series kicks off, both teams are eager for a solid start. Netherlands Women, boasting a robust squad and excellent recent form, enter the upcoming game with a distinct advantage.

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Switching Phones? Transfer Your Data to Your New iPhone

Switching Phones? Transfer Your Data to Your New iPhone


Whether you just got a new iPhone 15 or plan to make the switch from Android to iOS, you’ll probably want to transfer all your old phone’s data, including photos and texts, to your new iPhone. It might sound like a daunting process, but in reality, it’s anything but. 

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Depending on what phone you’re coming from, you have multiple options for how to transfer data to your new iPhone — even if you’re starting from scratch. That means you’re giving up your Android to get a taste of iOS. In that case, Apple has you covered there, too. 

Below, we’ll break down the four ways you can transfer your data from your old phone to your new iPhone.  

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1. Restore from iCloud

The easiest and quickest method to set up your new iPhone is to restore from a recent iCloud backup. As you walk through the initial setup process, tap Restore from iCloud Backup, sign in with your Apple ID and then pick the most recent backup of your old iPhone. 

If the backup is more than a day or two old, I suggest you take an extra few minutes to create a new backup. To do so, open the Settings app on your old phone and search iCloud Backup (click the icon), then select Back Up Now

Once that finishes, go back to your new iPhone and select the backup you just created as what you want to use to restore from. 

Your phone will then restore your settings and preferences, and you’ll be able to start using it in about 15 minutes while it finishes downloading your installed apps. 

Once everything is restored, you’ll need to sign back into any accounts you added to your phone, as well as go through your apps and make sure you’re still signed in. 

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You’ve got several options when it comes to setting up your new iPhone.

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2. Apple direct transfer

During the setup process, you’ll be asked if you want to directly transfer apps and information from your old iPhone to your new one. This feature was first rolled out with iOS 12.4, so if it’s been several years since you’ve upgraded phones, it’ll be the first time you’ve seen the option. 

The tool is straightforward. Make sure you have both phones, (preferably plugged in and charging to ensure they don’t run out of battery), a Wi-Fi connection and enough time for the process to finish; it could take over an hour. 

The more information you have on your phone, like photos in your camera roll, the longer it will take. When the transfer starts, the phones will show you a time estimate. Every time I’ve used this tool, that estimate has been accurate within a couple of minutes. It’s worth taking the time if you don’t use Apple’s iCloud service to back up your phone.

3. Use a Mac or PC

The method I use with every new iPhone is to restore from an encrypted backup using a Mac or PC. Not only does this process transfer all of your apps, settings and preferences, but it also means you don’t have to sign into the countless apps you have on your phone. 

Before you can use this method, you’ll need to create an encrypted backup of your current iPhone. I know that may sound intimidating or overly complicated, but it only means you have to check an extra box and enter a password. 

On a Mac, you’ll use Finder to back up your old iPhone. We outlined the steps when Apple killed iTunes. Just make sure to check the Encrypt backup box and enter a password you’ll remember when prompted. Let your Mac go to work, creating a backup file. It will let you know when it’s done. 

On a PC, you’ll need to use iTunes (it’s not completely dead) to create a backup. That process is explained here. Again, you’ll need to make sure the Encrypt backup box is checked and enter a password. 

To restore your new phone, open Finder or iTunes, and connect your phone to your computer. Click Trust when prompted, and then follow the prompts, selecting the backup you just created as what you want to use to restore the phone. You will need to enter the backup’s password before the process begins, so make sure you don’t forget it.  

Once it’s done, your new phone will be an exact copy of your old phone and you won’t have to spend any time signing into apps or random accounts. 

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Apple made an Android app called Move to iOS that makes moving your messages, photos, videos and more from an Android phone to an iPhone easy.

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4. Move to iOS for Android users

Apple doesn’t have many Android apps listed in Google’s Play Store, but Move to iOS is one of them. This free app will connect your Android phone to a new iPhone and allow you to transfer the most important information from one phone to the other. 

Here’s the entire step-by-step process, as well as some caveats, like the fact that it won’t transfer any locally stored music or PDF files. 

No matter the process you used to set up your new phone, you’re in for excitement and fun as you explore what it can do. 

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