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Sikh contestant Rav Bansal in UK bakery show “Great British Bake Off” racially abused

Bansal is one of 10 remaining contestants on Great British Bake Off this year, and has won fans for his good-natured humour

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London, September 3, 2016: A 28-year-old Sikh contestant Rav Bansal on this year’s ‘Great British Bake Off’ disclosed that he suffered racial abuse after appearing in the first two episodes of the hit BBC show.

Rav Bansal said he was asked whether he was a “P—” by a stranger who referred to the “not-so-British Bake Off”, The Telegraph reported late Friday.

“So today I was asked ‘Are you the p*** on the not so British bake off?’ Really, in 2016?,” Bansal tweeted.

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Bansal, who resides in Erith, Kent with his parents and works at City University, was supported by his fellow contestants, who immediately rallied around to condemn the comments, The Telegraph reported.

Fellow contestant Benjamina Ebuehi, one of his fellow amateur bakers, responded to his tweet saying it was “so horrible”.

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However, Bansal is not the first Bake Off contestant to have suffered racist abuse, with last year’s winner British-Muslim Nadiya Hussain previously speaking frankly about the insults and violence she has suffered at the hands of strangers.

Bansal is one of 10 remaining contestants on Great British Bake Off this year, and has won fans for his good-natured humour, The Telegraph added. (IANS)

 

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Tech Giant Apple Inks Deal with UK-based Chipmaker

Imagination recently announced "IMG A-Series GPU" which claims to be the fastest GPU to date

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UK-based chipmaker Imagination Technologies on Thursday announced that Apple has signed a multi-year agreement with the company. Both the companies were earlier in a dispute over GPU designs that Apple licenses from Imagination for its iOS devices.

“Imagination Technologies (‘Imagination’) announces that it has replaced the multi-year, multi-use license agreement with Apple, first announced on February 6, 2014, with a new multi-year license agreement,” the British chip-maker said in a statement.

Apple will have access to a wider range of Imagination’s intellectual property in exchange for license fees, it added. In April 2017, Imagination announced that Apple planned to stop using the firm’s IP in its hardware designs by 2019. It was reliant on licensing revenue from Apple which was nearly $81 million in fiscal 2017, reports AppleInsider.

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Imagination then entered a “dispute resolution process”, accusing Apple of “unauthorised use of Imagination’s confidential information and Imagination’s intellectual property rights.”

During their dispute days, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker was even charged with allegedly poaching Imagination employees.

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Apple said it stopped accepting new IP from Imagination in 2015. The embattled Imagination even found a buyer in China-backed equity firm Canyon Bridge. Apple used Imagination’s PowerVR technology in its A-series system-on-chip designs found in certain iPads, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K. Subsequent A-series designs rely solely on Apple’s in-house technology.

Imagination recently announced “IMG A-Series GPU” which claims to be the fastest GPU to date. (IANS)