Former Superman Dean Cain set to star in upcoming Supergirl series

Former Superman Dean Cain set to star in upcoming Supergirl series

Washington, Mar 01 : Former Superman Dean Cain will appear in CBS' upcoming Supergirl series, it has been revealed.

Alongside Cain would be Helen Slater, who played Supergirl herself in the 1984 film, Deadline. com reported.

It will also star Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, a Kryptonian who takes the name Linda Danvers on Earth. (ANI)

Calorie counting, weight-stigma prevent teens from eating healthy food

Calorie counting, weight-stigma prevent teens from eating healthy food

Washington, Mar 01 : A new study has revealed that calorie counting and weight-stigma prevent teens from eating healthy food.

Researchers observed whether or not photographs of vegetables on a school lunch tray had an impact on the amount of vegetables eaten. They found that placing photos of carrots and green beans did increase the amounts of vegetables eaten during lunch, but it still was not at levels consistent with government-recommended dietary guidelines.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are now studying other simple methods that schools could utilize to encourage eating vegetables during lunch.

Sangakkara blitz helps Lanka thrash England by nine wickets in WC tie

Sangakkara blitz helps Lanka thrash England by nine wickets in WC tie

Wellington, Mar 01 - Sri Lanka have almost ensured their place in the quarterfinals of the Cricket World Cup 2015 after they defeated England by nine wickets on Sunday at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Opting to bat first, England got off to a sluggish start with their opener Muhammad Ali scoring just 15 runs before returning to the stands as Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews claimed his wicket.

Ali's opening partner Ian Bell fell one run short of his half-century as he fell prey to Suranga Lakmal's express delivery.

Gary Ballance also failed to impress with the bat as he was caught and bold for just six runs by Tillakaratne Dilshan.

William Shatner to miss Leonard Nimoy's funeral

William Shatner to miss Leonard Nimoy's funeral

Washington, Mar. 01 - William Shatner took to Twitter to lament that he won't be able to attend the funeral of Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday after battling lung disease.

The 83-year-old said that he won't be able to make it back in time for Nimoy's memorial in California because he's scheduled to attend a Red Cross Ball in Florida, Us Magazine reported.

The Canadian actor continued that he felt awful about missing the funeral of his dearest friend and beloved Star Trek co-star and wishes he could be in two places at once. (ANI)

Rooney brace inspires Man U to 2-0 win over Sunderland in PL tie

Rooney brace inspires Man U to 2-0 win over Sunderland in PL tie

London, Mar 01 : England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice to help Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 and reclaim the third spot in the Premier League table on Saturday at Old Trafford.

Following a goalless first-half, Rooney put United ahead in the 66th minute after a foul on teammate Radamel Falcao, for which Wes Brown was send off instead of John O'Shea, the BBC reported.

Referee Roger East 's decision to red-card Brown elicited protests from the visitors and subsequently, Rooney added a second goal through a header after Adnan Januzaj's shot deflected into his path.

Amit Shah, LK Advani reach Jammu to attend Mufti's oath ceremony

Amit Shah, LK Advani reach Jammu to attend Mufti's oath ceremony

Jammu, Mar 1 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and senior leader Lal Krishna Advani have reached Jammu to attend the oath taking ceremony of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed here on Sunday.

Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar will also be present on the occasion.

Mufti, who will be heading a PDP-BJP coalition government in the state, will take oath at the General Zorawar Auditorium of Jammu University.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of both the PDP and BJP, besides other dignitaries, would be present at the venue.

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, N. N. Vohra, will administer the oath of office and secrecy.

BJP leader Nirmal Singh is expected to be named as the deputy chief minister of the state.

Swine flu: 36 more succumb to virus, death toll 1,041

Swine flu: 36 more succumb to virus, death toll 1,041

New Delhi, Mar. 1 - The swine flu epidemic has claimed the lives of 36 more people, taking the total death toll in the country to 1,041.

The number of people affected by the virus also stands at 19,000 now.

Rajasthan and Gujarat have been the worst-hit states so far with 234 and 231 deaths, respectively.

According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, unusual weather conditions prevailing across the country have aggravated the situation and with the rainy days expected ahead, there is a possibility of steep rise in the numbers.

Ashwin spins India to nine-wicket win over hapless UAE in WC tie

Ashwin spins India to nine-wicket win over hapless UAE in WC tie

Sydney, Feb 28 : Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin delivered a destructive four-wicket spell limiting the United Arab Emirates to post a meager total of 102 runs that helped pave the way for India's stunning nine-wicket win over the World Cup minnows on Saturday in Perth.

Opting to bat first, the UAE were bundled out in 31.2 overs to post the lowest total of this year's tournament. Openers Amjad Ali (4) and Andri Berenger (4) failed to provide the initial thrust as both were caught behind by Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav deliveries.

Kardashians denies rumors of cashing-in $100M for their TV series

Kardashians denies rumors of cashing-in $100M for their TV series

Washington, Feb 28 : Kardashians have denied the rumors that they are getting 100 million dollars for the next four years of 'Keeping up with Kardashians' and 'Khloe and Kourtney Take the Hamptons'.

Sources close to the reality star family informed that even in the best case scenario the reality stars could earn only 80 million dollars excluding the rating bonuses for 3 seasons and the 4th one with E! will be optional, TMZ. com reported.

The sources added that Scott Disick has his own deal outside the Kardashians and Rob Kardashian will get paid per episode. (ANI)

Corporate tax to be reduced, GST to be implemented, says Jaitley

Corporate tax to be reduced, GST to be implemented, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 28 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that to give a fillip to growth, investment and promotion of domestic manufacturing and 'Make in India', aiming at job creation, a series of measures are included in the budget.

He also said that a Tax 'pass through' is proposed to be allowed to both Category-I and Category-II Alternative Investment funds, so that tax is levied on investors in these funds and not on the funds per se.

"The measure will step-up the ability of these funds to mobilize higher resources and make higher investments in small and medium enterprises, infrastructure and social projects and provide the much required private equity to new ventures and start-ups," Jaitley said.

ICICI Bank CEO says Budget 2015 empowers entire India

ICICI Bank CEO says Budget 2015 empowers entire India

New Delhi, Feb 28 : ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar on Saturday said the Union Budget 2015, which was introduced in the Parliament earlier in the day, will empower the entire country and touches the requirements of everyone.

"This budget empowers entire India, because it actually increases the devolution to the states, it actually talks about the youth of India by taking care of skilling and training requirements. It talks about entrepreneurship, innovation. It touches the requirements of everyone," Kochhar said.

"There is a clear focus on infrastructure. There is a clear acceptance of the fact that the initial push needs to be given by public investment. There is directional clarity about how to push infrastructure through various sectors," she added.

Van Gaal believes lack of 20-goal-a-season striker behind Man U's PL struggles

Van Gaal believes lack of 20-goal-a-season striker behind Man U's PL struggles

London, Feb 28 : Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal believes that the club has not challenged for the Premier League title because they are short of a 20-goal-a-season striker.

United's top Premier League scorer this season is Robin van Persie with 10, while in contrast, Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero have scored 17 each for Chelsea and Manchester City respectively.

Van Gaal said that it is true, adding that Van Persie cannot deny it, Radamel Falcao cannot deny it and Wayne Rooney is not playing there much anymore, the BBC reported.

The Dutchman has come under criticised for playing striker Rooney in a deeper position, while Falcao has had limited opportunities, with Van Gaal questioning the Colombian's fitness.

Budget 2015 high on intent, low on delivery: Manish Tewari

Budget 2015 high on intent, low on delivery: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Feb 28 : Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said the Union Budget 2015 was high on intent and low on delivery, adding that there was nothing in it for the common man.

"The budget fails to address the structural of the Indian economy. It is high on intent, low on delivery. There is nothing in this budget for common man. " Tewari told ANI.

"It tries to confuse, if not abuse by going into detail and the specific examples of that is there is no timeline with regard to the implementation of the Goods and Service Tax," he added.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Budget for the fiscal 2015-16 in the parliament earlier today.

Becks reveals his biggest regrets

Becks reveals his biggest regrets

Melbourne, Feb 28 : David Beckham has revealed that his some of his hairstyle choices are the biggest regrets of his life.

The former English footballer appeared on 'The Graham Norton Show' and said that his topknot style wasn't that bad, but his choice of going for the cornbraids was completely a bad decision, News. com. au reported.

The 39-year-old former midfielder added that he was going to South Africa for a match and ended up meeting Nelson Mandela with his cornbraids, so he regrets it.

Depressed people can't 'shake it off' Taylor Swift style

Depressed people can't 'shake it off' Taylor Swift style

Washington, Feb 28 : A new study has recently revealed that people with depression cannot easily shake off social rejection and move on.

The pain of social rejection lasts longer for them, and their brain cells release less of a natural pain and stress-reducing chemical called natural opioids.

On the flip side, when someone they're interested in likes them back, depressed people do feel relatively better, but only momentarily. This might also be explained by differences in their opioid system compared to non- depressed people, according to the new results.

Budget will provide social security, eliminate poverty: Amit Shah

Budget will provide social security, eliminate poverty: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Feb 28 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday praised the budget for fiscal 2015-16, saying it would provide both social security and eliminate poverty.

"This budget will provide social security. I would like to congratulate the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister," he told ANI here.

"I welcome the announcement of strict law enforcement on black money. It will help in identifying black money stashed abroad," he added.

Presenting the NDA Government's first full-fledged budget in the Lok Sabha today, Jaitley said the Union Budget for 2015-16 proposed two new laws and major curbs on black money stashed at home and abroad. (ANI)

Ericsson files lawsuit against Apple over alleged patent violation

Ericsson files lawsuit against Apple over alleged patent violation

Washington, Feb 28 : Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit by Ericsson over alleged violation of 41 patents that essentially apply to iPhone and iPad sales.

According to Tech Crunch, Ericsson, the pioneering wireless technology has filed suit against Apple both with the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The company has claimed in the lawsuit that these include patents related to 2G and LTE tech and also non-standard patents dealing with software and component hardware design, the report said.

Ericsson has requested the barring of sale of Apple devices in the filing.

The move is seen as an attempt by Ericsson to seek damages from Apple. (ANI)

Tim Cook says Apple Watch could replace car keys in future

Tim Cook says Apple Watch could replace car keys in future

Washington, Feb 28 : Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted at the possibility of Apple Watch replacing users' car keys.

According to Tech Crunch, it's a powerful use case to propose because it's immediately apparent that if one already has an Apple Watch for the benefits of notifications and communication it offers, migrating the functions of other dedicated gadgets with similar radio and sensor loadouts to the wearable makes a ton of sense.

He says that a car key fob is not far from being a reality and that very little work would be required in that front. (ANI)

Google scraps ban on sexually explicit content on Blogger

Google scraps ban on sexually explicit content on Blogger

Washington, Feb 28 : Google has changed its decision to ban sexually explicit content on Blogger as it might have a negative impact on users who post such images to express their identities, said a post on the company's product forums by Social Product Support Manager Jessica Pelegio.

According to the Verge, the company earlier banned porn and other sexually explicit images from its blogging platform and had given users a time period of 30 days to comply or get banned from hosting public blogs.

Pelegio wrote that rather than banning the content, the company decided to step up enforcement around the current policy that prohibits commercial porn .

She said that they received feedbacks from users regarding the retroactive enforcement of the policy.

Youtube for android now allows users to trim videos before posting

Youtube for android now allows users to trim videos before posting

Washington, Feb 28 : The Youtube app on Android devices has been updated with a new feature that now allows users to trim videos before uploading it to the web.

According to the Verge, the update is rolling out currently but it might not be live for all users as yet.

The new feature lets users set the beginning and end points of the video with control points on the timelines when they start uploading.

The app requires users to shoot the video in the "portrait" format. (ANI)

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