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Friday June 11st, 2021 morning edition

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The Punjab government on Thursday decided to block the SIM cards of people refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, an official said.

The step was among several decisions taken by the provincial government to control the spread of Covid-19 and speed up the vaccination process, including opening walk-in vaccination for all adults from June 12.

"Final decision has been taken to block the mobile SIM cards of people not getting vaccinated," Punjab Specialised Healthcare Department spokesman Syed Hammad Raza said.

Vaccinated people will be allowed to go to cinema halls and restaurants and marriage halls will be opened.

People suffering from terminal illnesses like HIV/AIDS and cancer will now be vaccinated on priority, according to the spokesperson.

Residents of Punjab can contact the toll-free 1033 helpline for complaints or queries regarding vaccination.

The provincial government had started vaccination in the first week of March to achieve the target by the end of 2021. »

Hackers breach Electronic Arts, stealing game source code and tools

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(CNN Business) Hackers have broken into the systems of Electronic Arts, one of the world's biggest video game publishers, and stolen source code used in company games, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN Business on Thursday.

"Anytime source code gets leaked it's not good," said Ekram Ahmed, a spokesperson for the cybersecurity firm Check Point.

"Hackers can comb through the code, identify deeper flaws for exploit, and sell that previous code on the dark web to malicious threat actors.". »

'Everyone makes mistakes', says teen who karate-kicked 74-year-old man into River Mersey

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A teenage boy who 'karate-style flying kicked' a 74-year-old man into the River Mersey has apologised for his behaviour and said 'everyone makes mistakes'.

The victim was left struggling in the water before being rescued by two heroic school girls Ellie Hughes and Khloe Woods, both 14.

"So for me, all I want is for that man to just get his life back because it shouldn’t have happened.". »

'Lord of the Rings' Anime Prequel Film Set at New Line Cinema

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“The War of the Rohirrim” will be an animated prequel film set before the events of the main trilogy.

The studio is even recruiting Philippa Boyens, who was on the original trilogy’s screenwriting team, to serve as a consultant on “The War of the Rohirrim.”.

Kenji Kamiyama, known for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,” will direct. »

TIL that in 1948 the Nobel Committee did not award the Nobel Peace Prize on the grounds that “there was no suitable living candidate”, implying that Mahatma Gandhi would have received it if it were not for his assassination earlier that year.

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Gandhi was nominated in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947 and, finally, a few days before he was murdered in January 1948.

With a great deal of success he introduced a method of non-violence in the Indian struggle for basic human rights.

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948, two days before the closing date for that year’s Nobel Peace Prize nominations. »