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United VC ends first round with win over PLDT

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—United Volleyball Club ended the first round on a high note by turning back PLDT Home Fibr in four sets, 25-18, 17-25, 25-22, 25-17, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy PBA D-League: St. Clare stuns Che’Lu, 82-77 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end United capped off its first round campaign with a 4-3 record, good enough for fourth spot while the Power Hitters, with a 3-3 win-loss mark,  still have one more game to play.Yasmeen Bedart-Ghani led United’s three-pronged attack, finishing with 20 points while Tai Manu-Olevao and Kalei Mau had 19 and 16 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUnited head coach Joshua Ylaya said the win was of utmost importance for them since they managed to get into a favorable seeding heading into the second round.“We don’t want to be in the second round and be pressured to win a number of games to get to the top four,” said Ylaya.center_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We don’t want to find ourselves after the second round and we’re at no. 5 with just a game, a point, or even a set, from the no. 4.”“What I love about these girls is there’s not a lot of technical adjustments we have to do in the part of the coaching staff.”Grace Lazaro and Kendra Dahlke had 17 points apiece to lead PLDT Home Fibr. / gsgADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

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Early Lines Have OSU as Two-Touchdown Underdog to Sooners

first_imgJuly 4th is over which means family vacation “let’s see who can put out the earliest, craziest college football lines” season is here! South Point Casino obliged, and Oklahoma State is heavily involved with the lines they posted this week.Kyle B. looked at Bovada’s conference odds earlier today — those are a little less wild than (and thus not as fun as) these individual game odds. Here are all the games involving the Pokes that South Point has listed.Oklahoma State (-12) over Texas — Stillwater, October 1Oklahoma State (-10.5) over West Virginia — Stillwater, October 29Oklahoma State (-4) over Kansas State — Manhattan, November 5TCU (-4.5) over Oklahoma State — Ft. Worth, November 19Oklahoma (-13.5) over Oklahoma State — Norman, December 3That Texas line, my goodness. I get that Texas is not great, but two touchdowns over a team that has pretty much everything but a decent QB? I’m not touching that. The rest of it seems reasonable. OSU being favored in Manhattan is absolutely terrifying.The TCU line is fair since it’s in Ft. Worth. The OU line seems three points too high [remembers last year’s game] … I mean three points too low.The most intriguing thing about any set of lines is which direction they move the closer you get to the actual event. My guess is the Texas line is in the single digits by the time the season starts and the OU one goes above two TDs.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Juventus close gap on Napoli with win

first_imgNapoli 0 Juventus 1: Higuain hands boost to title defence against former club Nicholas McGee 05:47 12/2/17 Higuain-Cropped Getty Images Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain did not let hand surgery stop him from firing the Serie A defending champions to a 1-0 win over Napoli. Gonzalo Higuain overcame a fractured hand to help Juventus pull within a point of leaders Napoli in the Serie A title race, scoring the decisive goal in a tight 1-0 win over his former club.Higuain had been a doubt for Friday’s contest against the team he left for Juve in a €90million move in July last year after undergoing surgery on his left hand.But the Argentina striker was named in the starting XI and needed just 12 minutes to make what proved to be the key contribution as Juve boosted their momentum in the hunt for a seventh successive Scudetto, while Napoli’s hopes of a first league title since the 1989-90 season hit an early setback. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Napoli have lit up both Serie A and the Champions League this season with their entertaining and free-scoring style of play under Maurizio Sarri.Yet they were frustrated following Higuain’s opener, with Gianluigi Buffon untested in the Juve goal in the second half. The Turin club are now second – a point ahead of Inter, who can go top with a win over Chievo on Sunday, having played a game more – and remain three clear of Roma, who beat SPAL 3-1 in the day’s earlier game.Both teams must quickly turn their attention to Champions League football in midweek, with Napoli taking on Feyenoord and Juventus visiting Olympiacos as they each bid to seal a place in the last 16.5 – Gonzalo #Higuain has scored 5 goals in his last 5 games against Napoli (all competitions). Sniper. #NapoliJuventus— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) December 1, 2017Higuain forced Pepe Reina into action in the fourth minute as he was denied at the near post after being played in by Douglas Costa.The same two players were involved when Reina was beaten eight minutes later.Costa started a quick counter-attack and Paulo Dybala’s superb pass found Higuain, who slotted the ball inside Reina’s left-hand post.@G_Higuain is the difference at half-time.#NapoliJuve #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/S0DXBGlKM8— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) December 1, 2017Napoli responded well, though, and Marek Hamsik forced Buffon to parry behind with a long-range strike.But Costa continued to cause Napoli problems on the break, another marauding run leading to a cutback that Higuain saw deflected for a corner, from which Medhi Benatia lashed wide.Lorenzo Insigne curled towards the roof of the net only to be thwarted by Buffon, who then kept out his header from the resulting corner.Dybala threatened to double Juve’s lead before the break, but could not produce the finish to match his surge into the Napoli half.Jose Callejon flashed a shot wide as Napoli continued to be frustrated despite dictating the play, and the San Paolo grew further exasperated when the hosts were denied a penalty when Dries Mertens went down as he battled for the ball with Giorgio Chiellini.Napoli were grateful to Reina for keeping them within touching distance in the 68th minute, the Spaniard turning over Blaise Matuidi’s strike into the ground after the France midfielder latched on to Miralem Pjanic’s perfectly weighted cross-field ball.Insigne drove wide of the far post on the half-volley in what was Napoli’s last legitimate chance, Juve successfully sitting deep to secure a result that will, despite Napoli’s position at the summit, reaffirm their status as title favourites. read morelast_img read more

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‘Madrid don’t want terrible Aubameyang’ – Bosz

first_imgTransfers Aubameyang is terrible! – Jovial Bosz says Madrid don’t want Dortmund’s star Matthew Scott Last updated 1 year ago 03:51 12/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Aubameyang - cropped Bongarts Transfers Real Madrid Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Primera División The BVB coach has turned to playing down his star striker’s abilities in a bid to keep him at Signal Iduna Park! Peter Bosz joked that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a “terrible player” in an attempt to ward off interest from Real Madrid as Borussia Dortmund prepare for their Champions League clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.Gabon striker Aubameyang has long been linked with the European champions, having spoken in the past of his desire to play for Los Blancos to fulfil a promise made to his Madrid-supporting grandfather.His latest chance to impress up close comes on Wednesday as Dortmund take on Zinedine Zidane’s men knowing it will be their last fixture in the Champions League this season, although they still require a win to guarantee passage to the Europa League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A wretched run of form has seen Dortmund drop from Bundesliga leaders to sixth and put paid to their European hopes, but Bosz remained jovial when quizzed on Aubameyang’s ability to play for Madrid in the future.”He is a terrible player, very bad, not worth it for Real Madrid,” Bosz told a news conference. “It’s a joke. I’m telling you that so he stays with us. He is excellent and has the quality to play for Real Madrid but I hope he stays here.”Dienstag, 19.09 Uhr, im Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. #rmabvb pic.twitter.com/0ZXf8I2U8T— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) December 5, 2017Bosz comes into the game under increasing pressure, with Dortmund’s only win in their last 11 games coming in the DFB-Pokal against third-tier Magdeburg.Opposite number Zidane has also come in for criticism with Madrid fourth in LaLiga, eight points adrift of table-topping Barcelona.Bosz does not believe that Zidane ought to be so concerned, however.”We are in a difficult phase, but must try to play a good match,” he said. “It is not just a game for points, but also for confidence.”If Real is in a crisis, then what are we?”last_img read more

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Danny Kanell Has Released His New Top 8

first_img Danny Kanell, the college football personality perhaps most associated with ACC homerdom, isn’t having it. Despite the fact that he will often bang the drum for the eye test and resumes, he’s keeping Dabo Swinney’s team at the top, even if they haven’t looked the part on the field.He released his top eight teams after Week 5:ClemsonAlabamaOhio StateOklahomaGeorgiaAuburnLSUWisconsinVia Twitter:No need to wait til tomorrow….after 5 weeks of college football #DKtop81. Clemson2. Bama 3. Ohio State4. Oklahoma 5. Georgia 6. Auburn 7. LSU8. Wisconsin— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 29, 2019It is hard to really question the rest. Oklahoma was dominant against Texas Tech, Auburn was the same against Mississippi State and continues to add to perhaps the nation’s best resume. Wisconsin was sloppy against Northwestern but wrapped up another solid win.When asked by media colleague and former college quarterback Dan Orlovsky if he has Clemson at No. 1 by mistake, Kanell said that his policy is for No. 1 to stay at No. 1 until it loses.Nah bro I got principles! #1 stays #1 until someone knocks them off. Period. End of story.— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) September 29, 2019 Keeping Clemson at No. 1 is almost solely based on preseason expectations and prior season results, which is what it is, but it is pretty incongruous with being willing to move the rest of the rankings based on how teams look each week. Danny Kanell, a consistent troll of Miami football, speaks on FS1.FS1Clemson was lucky to escape Chapel Hill with a win today. The No. 1 Tigers got a huge two-point conversion stop against the UNC Tar Heels with just over a minute left, and recovered a tricky onside kick attempt to seal a 21-20 win. That was enough for analyst Danny Kanell this week.North Carolina is better than most thought in year one under Mack Brown. Still, it is a team that the nation’s top program should handle by a few touchdowns, even on the road.The question now: will Clemson be No. 1 in the polls come tomorrow morning? Alabama had a convincing win, even if it wasn’t a thorough domination of Ole Miss. Georgia and LSU were on bye, and Ohio State made the weekend’s biggest statement with a massive 48-7 win at Nebraska.Some think Ohio State could jump up to No. 1. Others may only move Alabama ahead of the Tigers, for now.last_img read more

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Never felt better in my life: Virat Kohli on turning vegetarian

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiOctober 23, 2019UPDATED: October 23, 2019 12:12 IST Virat Kohli during a training session. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli shared how he felt after turning vegetarian last year”I’ve never felt better in my life,” the India captain saidVirat Kohli had also joined the vegan club of athletesIndia captain Virat Kohli, who has redefined the meaning of fitness for Indian athletes, on Wednesday took to social media to highlight the importance of a vegetarian diet. The swashbuckling batsman said he has never felt better in life after turning vegetarian last year.Virat Kohli, meanwhile also appreciated the Netflix Documentary ‘ The Game Changers’ in which retired English professional mixed martial artist travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength.After watching the web Documentary, this is what Kohli had to say:”Saw game changers on Netflix. Being a vegetarian athlete has made me realise what I have believed all these years regarding diet was a myth. What an amazing documentary and yes I’ve never felt better in my life after I turned vegetarian,” Virat Kohli tweeted.Saw game changers on Netflix. Being a vegetarian athlete has made me realise what I have believed all these years regarding diet was a myth. What an amazing documentary and yes I’ve never felt better in my life after I turned vegetarian.Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 23, 2019Virat Kohli, 30, is also among the vegan club of athletes. “Kohli started this diet four months ago and is feeling stronger as his digestive power has increased. He isn’t missing meat, eggs or dairy,” sources had earlier said.Tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams, four-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and legendary sprinter Carl Lewis are among the top athletes who turned vegetarian in the past.India clean swept South Africa 3-0 in the recently condulded Test series as Virat Kohli Kohli surpassed Mohammed Azharuddin to become the India captain to lead the team to most no. of series whitewashes in Tests (minimum 3 matches).advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Never felt better in my life: Virat Kohli on turning vegetarianAfter turning vegetarian last year, India captain Virat Kohli said he has never felt better in life.advertisementlast_img read more

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Just for Kicks: Introducing the Bab from Greats

first_img Editors’ Recommendations If you haven’t already caught wind of the up-and-coming Brooklyn-based footwear company Greats, it’s time you took notice. The company has been absolutely killing it lately with it’s Warby Parker-eqsue direct-to-consumer business model and line of high-quality kicks.Fresh off a major infusion of capital a couple months ago, they’ve just released a new sneaker. The Bab –shamelessly named after founder Ryan Babenzian– is a light and low-impact shoe inspired by the silhouette of footwear designed for runners.The upper layer of mesh hyperfused with nubuck gives the shoes a super light, airy, and breathable feel — perfect for warm weather styling. Even the insole (something that’s often overlooked by other shoe manufacturers) is designed with a lightweight honeycomb structure to keep the shoe feather light, but also extremely comfortable to wear.Then there’s the outsole — the foundation of the shoe. Greats designed the Bab’s outsole with a specially-engineered polymer compound that’s not only insanely light, but also extremely flexible, stress-crack resistant, and durable.These guys spare no expense when it comes to the materials their shoes are made with. But despite the fact that they make a point of not cutting corners during the manufacturing process, Greats shoes are still rather affordable — thanks largely to their direct-to-consumer model that cuts out the middleman and circumvents any retail markups. A pair of Babs currently sells for $59, and comes in your choice of white, black, or red.Find out more here. Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce Saint Archer Brewing Company’s New Tropical IPA is Coming Soon and Coming In Big Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made 5 Canadian Lifestyle Brands You Need to Know last_img read more

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ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

first_imgzoom The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing Alliances (VSA) in check, as they are a risky development for the free market for transportation of goods over sea.According to the ESC, the global market will be in the hands of four major players, warning that  this will not be good for the clients of the carriers, the shippers, and the consumers in terms of price and quality of service, if competition authorities do not impose strict conditions on the operation of the alliances.The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), through Commissioner Lidinsky, has also acknowledged the potential competition threat the alliances pose, and is supporting the organization of a global summit on competition with competition authorities from US, China and Europe at least. The European Shippers’ Council said it is welcoming the opportunity to deal with this global concern at the correct level with more involved competition authorities.To prepare the summit, and to be able to promote its position, ESC will meet DG COMP and present its plan for the creation of a monitoring system for alliances. Americans and Asian shippers’ councils will be encouraged to take the same approach towards their national competition authorities.As an example, the European Shippers’ Council wants to see monthly capacity, actual filling rates and monthly average revenue per TEU tracked by competition watchdogs. The ESC says that a strict monitoring of freight rates modification following capacity changes has to be created, as well as an advance notification system to eliminate last minute cancellation of calls, departures or bookings.In the end, the ESC would like to see an observatory of the service quality to be settled to avoid that alliances lead to a decrease in transport quality and as a consequence a hurdle to the global trade and its growth potential.Press Releaselast_img read more

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RR Tests Worlds 1st Remotely Operated Commercial Ship

first_imgzoom Engineering company Rolls-Royce and towage operator Svitzer have demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbor, Denmark.“It was an honour to be present at what I believe was a world first and a genuinely historic moment for the maritime industry. We’ve been saying for a couple of years that a remotely operated commercial vessel would be in operation by the end of the decade,” Mikael Makinen, Rolls-Royce, President – Marine, said.Earlier this year, one of Svitzer’s tugs, the 28-meter-long Svitzer Hermod, safely conducted a number of remotely controlled maneuvers. From the quay side in Copenhagen harbor, the vessel’s captain, stationed at the vessel’s remote base at Svitzer headquarters, berthed the vessel alongside the quay, undocked, turned 360°, and piloted it to the Svitzer HQ, before docking again.The companies have also signed an agreement to continue their cooperation to test remote and autonomous operations for vessels. As informed, the primary systems involved will be autonomous navigation, situational awareness, remote control center and communication.“Disruption through innovation is happening in almost every industry and sector and technology will also be transforming the maritime industry…Svitzer is actively engaging in projects that allow us to explore innovative ways to improve the safety and efficiency of towage operations…We are proud to be partnering with Rolls-Royce in this high-level research and development of systems for remote operation,” Kristian Brauner, Chief Technology Officer, Svitzer, said.Svitzer Hermod was built at the Sanmar yard in Turkey in 2016. It is equipped with a Rolls-Royce Dynamic Positioning System, which is the key link to the remote controlled system.The vessel also features a range of sensors which combine different data inputs using advanced software to give the captain an enhanced understanding of the vessel and its surroundings. The data is transmitted to a remote operating centre (ROC) from where the captain controls the vessel.The ROC was designed to redefine the way in which vessels are controlled. Instead of copying existing wheelhouse design the ROC used input from experienced captains to place the different system components in the optimum place to give the master confidence and control. The aim is to create a future proof standard for the control of vessels remotely, according to Rolls-Royce.“Working on this project with Rolls-Royce and Svitzer and supporting them on the safe demonstration of the Svitzer Hermod is truly a landmark moment for LR and the industry. With autonomous ships likely to enter service soon, we have already set out the ‘how’ of marine autonomous operations in our ShipRight procedure guidance as it is vital these technologies are implemented in a safe way and there is a route for compliance,” Nick Brown, Lloyd’s Register’s Marine & Offshore Director, pointed out.Throughout the demonstration, the vessel had a fully qualified captain and crew on board to ensure safe operation in the event of a system failure, Rolls-Royce explained.last_img read more

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Cassie African serval cat on the loose in southern Ont community

first_imgTINY TOWNSHIP, Ont. – For the second time in less than a year, residents of an Ontario township are being warned about an exotic cat on the loose in their community.Provincial police say an African serval cat has been spotted in Tiny Township, a sprawling but sparsely populated area on the shores of Georgian Bay.In a statement Thursday, police warn anyone who encounters “Cassie” to use caution and not approach her.The African Wildlife Foundation says servals can grow up to 56 centimetres tall at the shoulder and weigh up to 18 kilograms.They can jump up to three metres in the air.Police said Cassie is destined for an animal sanctuary if she’s found.Last June, provincial police issued a similar warning about a serval that was loose in the township, noting that the municipality bans the ownership of felines other than domestic house cats.last_img read more

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Symbol of global unease barrel of US crude drops below 40 a

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A barrel of U.S. crude oil fell below $40 per barrel for the first time since the end of the global economic crisis.Friday’s fall, to $39.86, was just the latest indicator of a vast shift in the energy landscape over the past year. U.S. Oil bounced back a bit to close down 87 cents at $40.45, the lowest close since March 3, 2009.The price of oil has fallen for eight consecutive weeks, the longest streak since 1986. Oil is down 34 per cent from its high of $61.43 this year, and 62 per cent from its high of $107.26 last year.A boom in production has outpaced growth in global oil demand. The U.S. is churning out oil at a rate not seen in decades. Meanwhile, even with sharply lower prices, Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations haven’t cut production.Production in the U.S. averaged 9.4 million barrels in the four weeks ending Aug. 14, up nearly 11 per cent from a year ago, according to data released this week by the Energy Department. U.S. oil held in storage has reached levels not seen in at least 80 years. Meanwhile, OPEC production averaged 31.5 million barrels a day in July, a three-year high.Adding to the downward pressure on oil prices is a steady drumbeat of economic data out of China suggesting that the world’s second largest economy is slowing. Data released Friday showed a further contraction in China’s manufacturing sector and it sent ripples through global stock markets.The world’s biggest oil producers are getting hit by falling prices and pessimism about China and other economies that have not recovered from the recession like the U.S. has.Almost all oil companies, from Exxon Mobil to BP PLC, have cut spending on exploration in anticipation of a prolonged period of lower prices. Over the past 12 months, Chevron shares have lost nearly 40 per cent, while Exxon shares are down 26 per cent. Companies that primarily drill for oil onshore in the U.S., such as Continental Resources, have suffered even steeper declines.Energy companies make up roughly 7 per cent of the market value of the Standard & Poor’s 500, but that amount was much higher earlier this year. While the S&P 500 is down 3 per cent this year, the energy sector is down almost 20 per cent.While energy investors feel the pain, U.S. drivers are saving an average of 80 cents on each gallon of gasoline they buy at the pump. Gasoline is averaging $2.63 a gallon, compared with $3.44 a year ago. Analysts say gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon in many areas of the country later this year.Brent crude, which is used to price international oils, fell $1.16 to $45.46 in London. by The Associated Press Posted Aug 21, 2015 3:43 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, stacks and burn-off from the Exxon Mobil refinery are seen at dusk in St. Bernard Parish, La. A barrel of U.S. crude fell below $40 per barrel, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, for the first time since the end of the global economic crisis. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) Symbol of global unease, barrel of US crude drops below $40, a first since economic crises read more

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UN will support Colombias drive to build a future in peace says

A statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson recalled that four years ago, the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP set out to resolve through dialogue one of the world’s oldest armed conflicts. Today, the statement continued, they announced the end of the negotiations “and will deliver to the Colombian people the results of their discussions.”Since 2012, the parties have been in talks hosted in Havana, Cuba. Throughout the discussions, negotiators have reached agreement on key issues such as political participation, land rights, illicit drugs and victims’ rights and transitional justice. Among other developments, the Government and the FARC-EP announced in May an agreement to release and reintegrate child soldiers from the opposition force. The parties also announced the establishment of a gender sub-commission to bolster the voice of women in the peace process. In June, the Secretary-General travelled to Havana, where he witnessed the bilateral signing of a ceasefire and the laying down of arms and noted that the “peace process validates the perseverance of all those around the world who work to end violent conflict not through the destruction of the adversary, but through the patient search for compromise.” In the statement issued today, Mr. Ban warmly congratulated President Juan Manuel Santos, FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez and their negotiating teams in Havana for their hard work and patience in reaching this stage in the process. The UN chief also congratulated the many Colombian organizations and citizens who have contributed to the talks with their proposals and encouragement.The Secretary-General also commended the guarantors, Cuba and Norway, and accompanying countries Chile and Venezuela, for their “unfailing support” to the talks.“Now that the negotiations have concluded, an equally determined and exemplary effort will be required to implement the agreements,” Mr. Ban underscored in the statement, calling upon the international community to lend its full support to Colombia at this new and critical stage of the peace process.The United Nations will strive to continue and intensify the support it has given to peace efforts over the years through its agencies, funds, and programmes, and the UN Mission in Colombia, which is mandated to verify the ceasefire and the laying down of arms, said the statement.“We will stand with Colombia in its drive to build a future in peace,” it concluded. read more

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EYEWITNESS Raising the temperature…

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Hapless…July 26, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Affirmative action…October 26, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: A political problem…January 6, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …in politicsYour Eyewitness has often written (…like that, eh??!!) about events serving as “Rorschach Tests” that reveal the mindsets and motivations of political actors in Guyana. But with the fallout from the “Chronicle firings” we don’t need to project anything…the players are openly “telling it like it is”!! It’s like everyone has now been given Superman’s “X-ray vision” – adapted to expose political machinations!!The “official” explanation by the Chronic editor for firing Hinds and Lewis was the paper was being “rebranded”. Let’s take that for what it’s worth and examine the writings of the fellas who replaced the two whose heads were served on a platter, a la Salome and Herod, for clues about the “rebranding”!!They’re two youngsters who seem to’ve been just exposed to the western “classics” in book form and couldn’t have possibly been around long enough to experience how the nuggets of wisdom might’ve fared in our Guyanese reality.It’s clear the two young men still believe history unfolds in a unilinear fashion along paths trod by the Greeks and Romans. Even Black Panther hasn’t woken them up to the fact that there can be other (maybe more relevant) trajectories!! Anyhow, one of the replacements, essayed a piece taken from the Philippics of Cicero against the ambitions of Mark Anthony to take over the Roman Empire. He warned against “The Enemy Within” who’re doubly dangerous because they speak in the “accents” of the incumbents. In other words, they’re traitors to the Republic.This argument was made explicitly against David Hinds by the fella your Eyewitness referred to yesterday, Milton Bruce, who seem to have a real grouse against the activist. His venom is palpable! And this is where your Eyewitness thinks things are getting out of hand. Once the “chosen” start using words like “enemies” and “betrayal” of “us” and “they” will get in to do “us” in, then we are unleashing a mindset that took us over the abyss before.This is the language of extremism that inevitably leads us to ensure “purity” of those who’ll be allowed to enter into the Kingdom of (in our case) the coming oil wealth. Hinds and Lewis have repeatedly assured the powers-that-be they’re committed to the end game, but are just in disagreement with some particulars. This is not “pure” enough for the new gatekeepers, so what about the rest of us??It’s just like when Rodney dared to tell Burnham he was insulting African Guyanese when he assumed they’d railroad a “PPP Indian” from the Corentyne, for treason.And we all know the “sharper steel” had to be brought out, don’t we? It’s like déjà vu all over again!!…in elections riggingHave you, dear readers, been following the accusations of a Data Mining company – Cambridge Analytica (CA) – having access to 50 million Facebook accounts – and using the info to possibly influencing the last US elections on behalf of Trump? Now, while most have been obsessing about the betrayal of the Facebook business model’s confidentiality assurances to its members, your Eyewitness is more concerned about the “influencing” of elections by CA!!He’s always assumed Facebook would be using its data to make money – and that means closing their eyes to a whole lot of slackness. But while you, dear reader, may believe this kind of data exploitation might work in the US where everyone’s plugged into the Matrix, and it doesn’t concern us, think again!! News is out from a secret taping of a CA executive by a British TV Channel, they were involved in the recently (very) troubled elections in Ghana that had to be held over because of violations!And, dear reader, if data manipulation could affect the Kenyan elections, why should we be exempt??…of waterGWI just announced they want to build a new HQ on prime Bel Air land they reclaimed because a fence was obstructing the Lama Canal.As opposed to a building? read more

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Gardaí want to know if you saw this assault on a taxi

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses to an assault on a taxi driver and another man at a rank on Lower Sheriff Street in Dublin last month.The incident occurred at around 10pm on 8 June. Gardaí said a male taxi driver in a black VW Passat was involved in an altercation with two males.These two males were they joined by a large number of youths. Another man jumped in to help the taxi driver and both sustained injuries. They were taken to hospital and later discharged.Gardaí said two taxis at the rank were also “extensively damaged”.They appealed for any witnesses who may have been in the Lower Sheriff Street or Amiens Street area at the time or anyone who can assist with the investigaiton to call Store Street Garda Station on 01- 6668000, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: Taxi drivers to discuss new security options following recent attacks>Read: Clampdown on rogue taxi drivers reportedly resulted in no arrests>last_img read more

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Watch EAs Gamescom press conference right here

first_imgAs one of the big publishers preparing for the next generation of game consoles, EA’s press conference at Gamescom 2013 looks to be full of new information about the games we can’t wait to get our hands on.Whether you’re drooling into the floor for Titanfall, strangely curious about Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, or eager to hear about what’s new in FIFA 14, the chances are good EA has something for you today.EA Games is at Gamescom this week with promises to deliver some new information about their upcoming games, as well as offer new demos for unreleased titles on the show floor. As we get closer to the launch windows for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, information like this is just enough to keep a firm grip on our wallets for the launch games.EA has already teased that FIFA 14 is going to be one of the big topics at the conference, but given the massive Titanfall logo plastered across the front of their booth it’d be difficult to imagine there won’t be some new info on that front, too.EA’s Gamescom press conference starts at 10AM EDT and is expected to last an hour. We’ll be following up the press conference with our thoughts on whatever gets discussed.last_img read more

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NDs election strategy revealed

first_imgPrime Minister Antonis Samaras presented New Democracy’s candidates for the May 25 European Parliament elections and unveiled the conservative party’s main strategy for the upcoming electoral contest, which will be to argue that a vote for SYRIZA will put Greece’s economy recovery at risk.“Do we want to be represented by those who are trying to put the country in a precarious position again, who want to tear up the old bailout memorandums and lead us to new ones? No,” said Samaras. “We want to exit the memorandums step by step.”Samaras claimed that Greece’s recent fiscal and economic achievements, such as producing primary budget and current account surpluses, as well as last week’s return to the bond markets had left SYRIZA without the necessary firepower to win at the ballot box next month.“As we progress toward the European elections, we will talk about the things the prophets of doom cannot talk about,” he said.New Democracy’s list of 42 candidates is a mix of politicians, lawyers, sportsmen, journalists and people from other walks of life in what appears an attempt to give the conservatives the broadest possible appeal going into the May 25 vote. MPs Manolis Kefaloyiannis and Costas Mousouroulis and MEP Rodi Kratsa are on the list but this is balanced with the inclusion of Greece’s Euro 2004-winning soccer team captain Theo Zagorakis, composer Stavros Xarchakos and Mega TV journalist Maria Spyraki. A late surprise was the inclusion of TV presenter and cycling campaigner Giorgos Amyras. A bid to include Kyriakos Velopoulos, a former MP with the ultra-nationalist LAOS, failed.SYRIZA, however, appeared ready to meet New Democracy’s challenge. Nikos Pappas, the head of SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras’s political office, said that the leftists support the idea of the prime minister and opposition leader holding a televised debate. Pappas also dismissed the idea that SYRIZA would suffer from internal conflict, highlighted by the reopening of a debate about the euro at the party’s central committee meeting over the weekend and the failure to name all 42 candidates.“These differences did not stop our party rising from 4 to 27 percent,” Pappas said in reference to the 2012 elections. SYRIZA’s remaining eight candidates are to be announced on Wednesday.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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La Cour des comptes fustige le plan santé mentale mis en place

first_imgLa Cour des comptes fustige le plan santé mentale mis en place par le gouvernementLe plan gouvernemental chargé d’améliorer la prise en charge des soins psychiatriques est un échec, selon la Cour des Comptes.La Cour des comptes a sévèrement critiqué les résultats du plan gouvernemental destiné à améliorer la prise en charge des soins psychiatriques. Ce plan représente une dépense de 1,8 milliard d’euros sur la période 2005-2017.Didier Migaud, premier président de la Cour, a indiqué dans Les Echos : “ce plan a produit des résultats que l’on peut qualifier de médiocres en raison de l’insuffisance des moyens financiers”. Sachant qu’1 million de personnes sont prises en charge tous les ans, cela représente 13 milliards d’euros de dépenses.Il apparaît également que le nombre de lits dans les établissements publics et privés a beaucoup chuté lors des trente dernières années. De 130.000 au début des années 1970, on n’en compte plus que 60.000 environ à l’entame des années 2010. D’après la Cour des Comptes, “les progrès permis notamment par les médicaments rendent possible une prise en charge efficace des patients sans leur faire subir une hospitalisation dont les conditions sont inégalement adaptées à leur état de santé”.Enfin, le bilan établi par l’établissement parisien montre que “le point le plus décevant concerne la prise en charge des enfants et des adolescents, où il faut faire d’énormes efforts”, d’après le professeur Roger Salomon, président du Haut Conseil de la santé publique, qui a contribué à ce rapport. La Cour des comptes critique par ailleurs la situation de la population pénitentiaire qui est “un concentré des difficultés rencontrées en psychiatrie.” Le 24 décembre 2011 à 17:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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11 XLadies You Need on Your Mutant Team

first_imgStay on target Can Even Jonathan Hickman Save the X-Men?SDCC 2019: Marvel’s ‘Dawn of X’ Comics Unveil Future of X-Men There are two things etched into my Geek life: Batman and X-Men. I grew up absolutely enamored with the X-Men. They were the misfits. The ones who were cast from society and formed a found family that they could finally be themselves in. Lately, I’ve been binging A LOT of X-Men comics. Revisiting some old favorite characters and discovering some new ones.In my binging of these comics and massive research, I’ve come across a lot of characters that haven’t gotten a lot of love or a proper story arc that they truly deserve, especially some of the ladies. Keep in mind, I am not an expert in all things X-Men. I just have a deep love for them and… I’d love to see these lesser known X-ladies get some more love.AURORA – JEANNE-MARIE BEAUBIERvia MarvelI feel like we don’t get enough Aurora. It might be because of her twin brother, Northstar overshadows her a little bit even though Aurora has a fascinating and empowering story. Aurora, real name Jeanne-Marie was first introduced in Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #120. Born in Canada, Jeanne-Marie was separated from her brother Jean-Paul (Northstar) after their parents were killed in a car accident. She was sent to a boarding school where things were very upsetting and sad for the young girl. She contemplated suicide, but when she decided to go through with it, the power of flight saved her. This allowed her to find something immaculate about herself. Aurora developed dissociative personality disorder when she told the school; she was immediately punished for it. Here, she created two personalities, one that was a teacher and the other that was more confident.Aurora’s first recruitment was with Alpha Fight where she reunited with her brother. In this, she suffered a lot from her DID, which messed her up a bit when she was in the group Gamma Flight. She was kidnapped by Headlock who wanted to restore (get another word for this) her personalities. After that, Aurora’s gained the lover, not fighter philosophy. She very much aimed to regain her mental health and help others, which is a superpower all its own. Aurora’s mind and powers have developed into something that she has a handle on. Gifted with super speed, flight, photokinesis and more Aurora deserves just as much love as her brother.OYA – IDIE OKONKWOvia MarvelOya is a fairly new mutant on the scene, especially after M-Day (post-mutant activation). Nevertheless, that doesn’t make her any less an insanely cool and deep character to explore. Introduced in Uncanny X-Men #528, Oya was born in Oyo, Nigeria she was happy there and from a deeply religious background. Things took a turn for the worst when at fourteen years old, she accidentally burned down her village. Her mutant power was activated. In this tragedy, she also accidentally killed her parents, resulting in Storm and Hope to find Idie before anyone was to take her away. She took the codename “Oya” and considers herself a “witch child” or “heretic” because of her abilities. She’s since come to terms with being a mutant, but also thinks of herself to be a sin.Oya has the powers of thermokinesis, which sounds super dope on its own, but even better explained a bit. Thermal manipulation is her thing. She has both pyrokinesis and cryokinesis. If you see her eyes, this is reflected in her character design where her right eye is blue, and her left is red. If that’s not cool enough, Wolverine himself took a shine to Oya and mentored her. Oya is a powerful mutant, but with a little more exploring, she could be even more of a favorite.BLINDFOLD – RUTH ALDINEvia MarvelThere are so many amazing things that go through my mind when thinking of Blindfold. She is probably one of the most underrated, but highly used beacons in X-Men. Blindfold has a ton of abilities when it comes to astral energy, telepathy, telekinesis, reality manipulation and much more. Blindfold, aka Ruth Aldine, was introduced in Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3 #7.Ruth’s background stories happen to be one of my favorites, but super tragic as well (all mutants have sad stories, you’ll see a pattern). Ruth was born with no eyes or eye sockets, because of this her father left, and her mother works a lot to support her and her brother. Speaking of, her brother, Luca, HATED her. He emotionally and physically abused Ruth and was general garbage of a human being. He also did an unspeakable act that I won’t spoil for you readers. You have to see the human trash that is Luca for yourself.Ruth has become, again, somewhat of a beacon. She’s able to walk on other plans and mentally see things in the present. However, some of her best moments are with Legion aka David Haller. If there’s any book that will tell you a lot about Blindfold, her powers and her relationship with David its the series X-Men Legacy: Legion. They’ve traveled planes together, helped heal each other’s broken minds and honestly complete each other. Write more Legion/Blindfold, you cowards.KARIMA SHAPANDARvia MarvelKarima Shapandar slides in and out of the X-Men comics since her conception in X-Men Unlimited. She started her adventures in comics as a police offer in India. She was in love or almost in love, nothing came happened of it, and you’ll hear why. Karima was sent to look for someone with Neal Shaara, who she had a romantic relationship with and looking for his brother, Sanjit. However, all of that took a turn for the worst when Sanjit was killed by Bastion, a Sentinel Master Mold. But then, Bastion was killed by Neal who turned out to be a mutant AND discovered that his brother was a Prime Sentinel, a robot designed to locate and destroy mutants. BUT THEN, Karima turned out to be a Prime Sentinel and Neal being a mutant was a bit of a problem. A love, never to be.After this though, she’s regained most of humanity and somewhat functions to her human body. Karima is almost 90% technology with Prime Sentinel enhancements that have been upgraded, fixed and toyed with. Some of her coolest arcs are when possessed by Malice via computer virus (X-Men Vol. 2, 2007) and then Arkea (X-Men Vol. 4 #1). There are some ladies on this list that have the “they’re super dope, now what do we do?” I think Karima is one that suffers from that and she left the X-Men, but whatever, she’ll come back. They always do.ARKEAvia MarvelSpeaking of Karima, one of my favorite new favorite villains to come out of X-Men comic is Arkea. She’s a literal infection! Arkea is introduced in X-Men #1 – Primer, so relatively new. This was the all-ladies X-Men comic that dreams are made of (….until). It brought together a fantastic cast that, in the beginning, had one villain to look out for. Arkea was born with her twin brother Sublime, a sentient bacterium who can possess people. The first thing he wanted to do was fight her as any sibling would. Arkea made her way through the solar system, trying to find a host before traveling along Shogo, Jubilee’s adopted son. She can possess robotics, so when she gets to the school, Karima’s body was prime pickings for this infection to crawl inside.Arkea is one of the most interesting X-Men villains because, again, literal infection. I have an absolute fascination with mutants who have psychic abilities, can possess other things and can go unseen to do some damage. Think of the destruction Arkea can do with merely owning Karima alone? Imagine if she got into another piece of machinery? Bring back Arkea!FRENZY – JOANNA CARGILLvia MarvelIf you were to play Frenzy in D&D, I’d say she’s probably Chaotic Neutral. Or Chaotic Evil. I know she’s one, but you never know what happens with Frenzy, to be honest. Joanna Cargill made her debut in X-Men comics in 1986, via X-Factor #4. Joanna’s mutant powers manifested as she was brought up in an abusive household. Her father was in the army, taking time out for his son while continually belittling and torturing his daughter. One day, her brother died in battle, he took out his rage and frustration losing his only son on Joanna. This was when her mutant powers went full form, hitting him in the chest and her father died. I swear, these sad moments will not stop rolling for a second.Frenzy has been affiliated with a ton of supervillain groups, plus the X-Men (and she was kind of brainwashed into it, so it shouldn’t count?). In an alternative universe, she was married to Cyclops when Legion warped everything. Her mutant abilities heighten everything into a superhuman level, but one thing that’s changed from her first introduction is her appearance. She goes from Grace Jones with cornrows to dreads to a full side shave with hair on the side. If you want full blown super strength and transformation, Frenzy is your girl.KARMA – XI’AN COY MANHvia MarvelComic history fact: Karma is one of the first openly lesbian characters in a major comic, but more on that in a later article (*wink*). Karma has endured a lot. Most of the X-Men have tragic pasts, and without comparing any of them to anyone else, Karma’s past never dictated her future. She lived through her experiences and made sure to lead a better life.Karma aka Xi’an Coy Manh’s first appearance came to readers in Marvel Team-Up #100. In this issue, we get to see Xi’an’s past with her growing up in Vietnam. The first time Xi’an uses her powers, she’s trying to help her brother. She possessed a soldiers mind, making him step away from her brother, but her brother soon discovered he was also in possession of the same power. He did the opposite of Xi’an, possessing the soldier’s mind and making him kill himself. Xi’an promised not to use the power like her brother, even later when her uncle blackmailed her.Xi’an has gone through so much more, but again, rose above it. She enrolled in school, finally got her name Karma and went on to be one of the founding members of the New Mutants. One interesting story is how she got her cybernetic leg in X-Men: Legacy #235 as she was fighting Cameron Hodge and his Smiling Killer Robots.TEMPUS – EVA BELLvia MarvelTempus seems to suffer the opposite of Karima Shapandar. Where she has the “what do we do now,” Tempus is almost in the “whats left to do when you’ve done everything?” Tempus or Eva Bell makes her first appearance in All-New X-Men Vol. 1, which is relatively recent so get on this now. Her new mutant powers happen after she’s at a party with her friend, brother, and crush in tow. The brother, being overprotective, gets into a brawl with the crush. This leads Eva to activate her powers and temporary stop time to break them up. Cyclops, Emma Frost, and Magneto go to find her, they then take her before the Austrailian military to get her.Tempus obviously can stop time, which should make her a very powerful mutant, at least alpha or omega status. This especially becomes apparent when she accidentally travels through time in Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3. Here, she sees that Magik is Sorcerer Supreme, she’s married with a husband and a baby, and life was pretty okay. However, all good things for mutants must come to an end she’s booted to another future and learns that everything she knew didn’t happen. Tempus is a highly influential and lesser-known character that could definitely use more of a platform to show what else she can do.WARBIRD – AVA’DARA NAGANANDINIvia Marvel ComicsHow have we not had more Ava’Dara Naganandini in our comics?! There’s not a lot to say about her, but if I had to describe her, think of Valkyrie, but more badass? Yes. That’s how I’d like to explain her. Ava’Dara was birthed by an “automated seed sprinkler” (dude, I don’t know either) and an alien birth mother that sadly passed away when she was born. Ava’Dara grew up knowing she wanted to be a Warbird, assembling weapons and working in a factor. When she was older, she was sent to protect Kid Gladiator as he went to school at Jean Grey School for Higher Learning and became his bodyguard.Ava’Dara Naganandini made her first appearance in Wolverine and the X-Men #1, but it’s been a ride for her. It’s a bit cheating to put her on this list cause she’s not an X-Men per say, but being associated with them and being a lesser known character is all you need. Ava’Dara Naganandini would be a cool addition to the team again. Just… keep her 100 yards away from Iceman.LIN LI – NATURE GIRLvia Marvel ComicsHear me out! I know you’re saying, “Why would she put THIS mutant on the list?” Before you turn your back on me, I’ll make it short and sweet cause we don’t know much about this mutant besides whats in her first couple of appearances. Lin Li debuted in Wolverine and the X-Men Vol. 2 #1. Lin is quiet, a bit shy, but she hands out with little Bamfs and doesn’t bother many people. She can talk to plant life, animal manipulation, animal bonding and flight, which is very underestimated by a lot of standards.Lin’s presence in the comics have been great, but not enough JUST yet to make her a full X-Men just yet. Right now, she’s still a student at the Insitute and apart of Generation X with other new mutants Eye-Boy, Bling, Quentin Quire, Hindsight, and Morph, lead by nonother than Jubilee.You can doubt who she is and her powers, but you know who else we questioned when she first made her debut? Squirrel Girl. I think Lin Li, with the right person at the helm, can create zany, yet grounded stories for Lin. They have the potential to be maybe the funny, silent and observing opposite of Squirrel Girl, but if we make her a villain, deviously wonderful like Poison Ivy. I see potential in Nature Girl’s abilities.ILLYANA RASPUTINA – MAGIKvia MarvelI saved the best for last, as always. When I wanted to get back into X-Men comics, Magik was the first mutant that intrigued me. She’s sarcastic, straightforward, and a flippin’ sorceress! She’s the most well-known on this list for sure, especially with her current leads in the franchise and Anya Taylor-Joy bringing her to life in New Mutants next year. However, a lot of people still don’t know much about her because she’s so multi-fascinating and secretive (in her own way).Magik aka Illyana Nikolievna Rasputina appeared in Giant-Size X-Men #1 first as the youngest sister of Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin (or Colossus) and Mikhail Nikolaievitch Rasputin. Being the youngest sister Colossus was very protective of her, as she so she had a bit of a hand in his powers manifesting while saving her from a runaway tractor. After this, Piotr was recruited to join the X-Men, but Illyana’s adventures were just getting started. One of the COOLEST arcs for her has to be her Limbo arc.Long story short, Illyana is kidnapped by Belasco and the alternate universe versions of Storm and Kitty Pryde, named Storm and Cat, go to rescue her. In Limbo, she learned how to use good and evil magic, taught both by Storm and Belasco. The manipulation in Limbo via Belasco is predatory, and this storyline becomes a linchpin for who Illyana turns out to be and her powers. Please read Magik: Storm and Illyana, it’s so worth it.As Magik’s evolved in the X-Men universe, she’s learned her powers throughout exporting in teleporting, Limbo and again, being a flippin’ sorceress! I hope one day she goes super Omega level mutant on everyone. She honestly has the potential to be dangerous for all involved. I swoon over Magik on a regular basis. Currently, she’s back to New Mutant form, starring in New Mutants: Dead Souls, written by Matthew Rosenberg with art by Adam Gorham, as the leader of the team.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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GEEK PICK Hori DPad Controller for Nintendo Switch

first_img The most fundamental part of the Nintendo Switch experience is obviously the Switch tablet itself. Undocked it’s the body of a high-end gaming portable. Docked and plugged into a TV it’s the brains of a modest home gaming console. And you can Switch between the two modes at anytime.However, the secret sauce for what makes the console-handheld hybrid concept sing so beautifully are arguably the detachable the Joy-Con controllers. Their versatility is what makes the Switch so versatile. Snap them onto the tablet to complete the portable. Attached them into a controller grip for TV play. Or even turn them each sideways for immediate two-player fun.Unfortunately, that last feature required a bit of a design compromise. In order to get four face buttons on both Joy-Con, the directional pad on the left Joy-Con was replaced with a set of four different buttons. It’s totally playable but not the idea way of tackling 2D classics like the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection or Mega Man X Legacy Collection. Fortunately, a true D-pad Joy-Con is now possible thanks to this new accessory from Hori. The Hori D-Pad Controller is a Nintendo Switch accessory that’s basically a replacement left Joy-Con swapping the four directional buttons for a true cross-shaped D-Pad. It slides onto the side of your Switch like any other Joy-Con and includes the other buttons you need like the screenshot button, analog stick, and shoulder trigger. You can get custom Mario and Zelda color schemes and at $25 it’s half the price of a traditional Nintendo Joy-Con.But you should know you are losing some things in exchange for gaining that D-Pad and some extra cash. This Joy-Con lacks Bluetooth, HD rumble, motion-sensing, and the inner SR/SL triggers. That means you can’t play with it sideways or detached from the Switch at all. This is really just for having a D-Pad while playing the Switch portably. Besides, the Pro Controller already has a D-Pad for playing on the TV.The Hori D-Pad Controller for Nintendo Switch launches in America this September. Hopefully the Japanese battery drainage issues will be fixed by then. And if you’re looking for more ways to make your Switch more convenient, check out our Geek Pick on the Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img read more

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35 WWE Results Saginaw MI Kane vs Bray Wyatt

first_img Wrestleview Post-RAW #49: King of the Ring tournament discussion, RAW review Twitter 3/5 WWE Results: Saginaw, Michigan* Fandango & Damien Sandow def. Stardust & Tyler Breeze.* R-Truth def. Heath Slater.* Rusev def. Sin Cara.* Big Show & Dolph Ziggler def. The Wyatt Family.* Paige, Alicia Fox & Sasha Banks def. Naomi, Tamina & Cameron.* Ryback def. Konnor.* Kane def. Bray Wyatt in a street fight match.Source: Prowrestling.net Pinterest Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring Google+center_img WhatsApp Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV last_img read more