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Netflix forays into gaming, starts global rollout 

As Netflix looks for additional ways to gain and keep subscribers, it pushed the streaming giant into a new strategic business.

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Netflix has started rolling out its mobile games as the streaming giant forayed into gaming world with five new offerings. 

Netflix has launched total five games including “Stranger Things: 1984”,”Stranger Things 3: The Game”, “Shooting Hoops”, “Card Blast” and “Teeter Up.” 

The games have been launched on Android phones and subscribers have the option of playing five different games on the app. The games, soon will be available on Apple’s iOS. 

On its official Twitter handle, the company has mentioned that this new feature will soon be available to iOS users as well. 

The company stated, there will be no ads, additional fees or in-app purchases in these games. Your Netflix subscription is your all-access pass.

In addition, the games are available in multiple languages.  

They will automatically default to the preference set in the profile. If you have not set a language preference, then it will default to English.

Moreover, some of the launched newly launched games might require an active internet connection but others will be available to be played offline.

Android tablet users will also be able to see a dedicated games row or can select the games from the categories drop-down menu to download and play. 

Furthermore, multiple users can play games on multiple devices and if the device limit exceeds, Netflix will let the user know. 

Its move into gaming was announced in July, as the company faced a sharp slowdown in new customers after years of rapid expansion, a pandemic-fueled boom in 2020.

To prevent children from mature or unnecessary content, Netflix also allows adults or parents to set a PIN that averts kids from accessing adult profiles which will be the same in the case of games where the security PIN will be needed. 

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Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive to be launch on Dec. 6

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the drive at Jinnah Stadium Sports Complex, Islamabad.

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Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive to be launch on Dec. 6

Islamabad: The government is launching ‘Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive’ in Islamabad on Monday (December 6), in a bid to revive sports culture for producing national heroes.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the drive at Jinnah Stadium Sports Complex, Islamabad.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar said this would be the biggest sports programme in the country’s history that would enable active participation of the youth in healthy physical activities.

He said under its first phase, twelve different games for male and ten for female would be arranged across 25 regions under the talent hunt programme. The age bracket for the both would be 11-25 years.

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Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Match called off due to rain on Day 2 of Dhaka Test

Day three is now scheduled to start at 9:30am local time

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Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Match called off due to rain on Day 2 of Dhaka Test

Dhaka: Day two of the second Test between Pakistan and Bangladesh was eventually called off Sunday following multiple delays and resumptions due to rain in Dhaka.

The play had resumed after lunch, following rain and bad light that saw the morning session in Dhaka cancelled.

However, the play had to be called off for the day due to persistent rain and a wet outfield. Day three is now scheduled to start at 9:30am local time.

Only 57 overs of play were possible on the first day on Saturday, when Pakistan reached 161-2, with skipper Babar Azam unbeaten on 60 alongside Azhar Ali, 36 not out.

Day one of the second Test was halted due to rain and bad light and it was said that the game will be resumed half an hour ahead of the scheduled time. However, the play did not resume after the tea break on Saturday.

Captain Babar Azam struck a fifty to help Pakistan make steady progress against Bangladesh before bad light forced early stumps on Saturday.

The Azam-Ali duo put on 91 runs in their unbroken third-wicket stand after Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam removed both openers in the morning session at a 59-runs score.

Azam led the batting charge hitting seven fours and a six so far, and brought up his 19th Test fifty after rain briefly halted the game.

 

SOURCE: AFP

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Sindihis celebrate culture day with traditional zeal, fervor

Various programmes have been organized at government and no-government level across the province to celebrate the day.

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Sindihis celebrate culture day with traditional zeal, fervor

Karachi: Sindh Culture Day is being observed with traditional zeal and fervor on Sunday (December 5) to promote the centuries old culture of Indus valley civilization. 

Various programmes have been organized at government and no-government level across the province to celebrate the day.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in his message on the occasion of Sindh Culture Day said this day gives us the lesson to respect all traditions and customs without any discrimination.

He said this day is the day against racism, extremism and discrimination.

Meanwhile, a Sindhi Culture rally was organized by PTI leaders in Umerkot today.

Addressing the rally, Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed severely criticized the performance of Sindh government.

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