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Apple is almost a $1 trillion company, but watch out for Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple is on the verge of becoming the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. Company, but even if it gets there, it could soon be overtaken as Amazon.com surges from behind. Started in the garage of co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976, the iPhone maker’s annual revenue has ballooned to $229 billion, greater than the gross domestic product of countries including Portugal and New Zealand. Apple’s market capitalization on Thursday topped a record $934 billion, following its unveiling last week of a $100 billion…

England to host 100-ball domestic competition from 2020

LONDON: English domestic cricket is set to get yet another format after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced plans for an eight-team, 100-ball competition in the pursuit of younger, family-oriented audiences. Under the proposals, unanimously backed by the ECB board, each side would face 15 six-ball overs, culminating in a final 10 deliveries — 20 balls shorter than traditional Twenty20 matches. The latest format, which follows experiments with 40-, 50- and 60-over competitions, as well as four-day county…

Iranian film “A Man of Integrity” wins ‘Certain Regard’ competition at Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE: A movie by an Iranian who was arrested for his work in Iran won the "Un Certain Regard" competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, bolstering the country's filmmakers' reputation for defying the censors to make high-quality films. "A Man of Integrity", filmed in Iran but unlikely ever to be shown there due to censorship, is a tense drama about a man persecuted by powerful economic and political forces who refuses to bribe his way out of trouble. Writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof, 45, was…

World Pro-Wrestling Competition held in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The third event of World Heavy Weight Pro-Wrestling Competition was held in Islamabad on Sunday. Twenty International Wrestlers including former WWE stars Wade Barrett and Carlito took part in the competition which was highly enthralling for the spectators. #Repost @humaira.arshad.7777 (@get_repost) ・・・ At culture Complex with great Pakistani wrestler Badshah Khan #PWE #prowrestlingentertainment #baadshahpehalwankhan #humairaarshad A post shared by Baadshah Pehalwan Khan (@khan.bp) on May 20, 2017 at…

Japanese men hold competition to celebrate baldness

TSURUTA CITY, Japan: More than 30 bald men gathered at a hot spring facility in Tsuruta City, Japan, on Wednesday to show off their hairless heads and have fun. Members of the city's Bald Men Club took turns competing in a unique game of tug-of-war by sticking a suction cup, which is attached to a single red rope, to each of their heads. Both sides then attempt to pull the cup off of their opponent's head. "My head still hurts," Toshiyuki Ogasawara, 43, said with a smile. "I think I need to ice it!" Masatomo…

Hyundai, Kia aim to grow 2017 sales to 8.25 million vehicles globally

SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors said on Monday they aim to increase their combined sales to 8.25 million vehicles globally in 2017, despite rising competition. The 2017 target is slightly higher than their 2016 goal of 8.13 million vehicles. The South Korean automakers' final sales figures for 2016 are due out later on Monday, with analysts expecting a miss due to weak demand in emerging markets. "The 2017 goal is slightly higher than my projection," said Ko Tae-bong, an auto analyst at Hi Investment…

VIDEO: Bodybuilder slaps judge after losing competition

ATHENS: A bodybuilder lost his cool for losing a competition and slapped the respectable judge in the face. The competition was held in Greece. Giannis Magos thought the title was in the bag at the 2016 IFBB Diamond Cup after he was declared the winner of the 100kg division. Despite his high points tally, the athlete was not declared the overall winner of the competition. However, the athlete was not declared the overall winner and that certainly didn’t sit well with him. Footage has emerged online of the…