Iker Casillas’ 1000th match of career ends on dismal note as Porto suffer defeat at Belenenses

Iker Casillas’ 1000th match of career ends on dismal note as Porto suffer defeat at Belenenses

Lisbon: Iconic Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas played the 1000th match of his career on Monday as Portuguese title contenders Porto suffered a damaging 2-0 defeat at Belenenses. File image of Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. AFP Casillas was making his 108th appearance for Porto, having previously turned out 725 times with boyhood club Real Madrid while earning 167 caps for Spain. He captained his country to their first World Cup title in 2010 as well as consecutive European Championships, in 2008 and 2012. The 36-year-old broke through into the Real first…

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Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires

Samsung’s probe into its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has found that the overheating and burning of the phones was caused by faults with their batteries. The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last year after an earlier botched recall and re-release. The recall is thought to have cost $5.3bn (£4.3bn) and was hugely damaging for the South Korean firm’s reputation. On Monday, Samsung said that neither software nor hardware were at fault, only the batteries. Internal and independent investigations “concluded that batteries were found to be the cause…

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Note ban seen hurting education institutes charging capitation fee

Note ban seen hurting education institutes charging capitation fee

The centre’s decision to withdraw high-value bank notes to curb unaccounted cash will hurt education institutions that charge capitation fees for admissions. Accepting capitation fees will become difficult because of the demonetization drive, industry insiders and experts said. Capitation fee is widely accepted in two segments of the education system—nursery admissions and professional higher education. “For the first time, it is going to get impacted in a big way,” said Madhavi Lokhande, dean, Welingkar Institute of Management. “This move is expected to make education affordable to meritorious students akin to…

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