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first_imgMONTREAL – A preliminary hearing for a Montreal man charged with murdering his wife in a suspected compassion killing has been put off until October.Michel Cadotte, 56, was charged in February with second-degree murder, one day after his wife, Jocelyne Lizotte, 60, was discovered in cardiac arrest at a long-term care facility.Quebec court Judge David-Emmanuel Simon has placed a publication ban on the contents of the hearing.The purpose of the inquiry is to determine whether there is enough evidence to send Cadotte to trial.He was granted bail under several conditions earlier this month.The case resumes Oct. 23.last_img read more


In a tribute to University President Lee Bollinger, Mr. Annan called Colombia a “sister institution” to the UN. “There is so much we have in common – from the multicultural, interdisciplinary nature of our work to the many nationalities represented in our institutions,” the Secretary-General said.Mr. Annan also called attention to the productive “cross-fertilization” which occurs between the two institutions, pointing out that two deans of the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs have gone on to serve as senior advisers to the UN Secretary-General. “And I am delighted that Jeffrey Sachs, my Special Adviser on the Millennium Development Goals, is now the Director of the Columbia Earth Institute,” he added.Mr. Bollinger, who has long championed freedom of expression, is a “natural and powerful ally of the United Nations in its mission to promote human rights and respect for the rule of law everywhere,” said the Secretary-General. “I look forward to building even more on the partnership between the Columbia family and the UN family.” read more


by Anne Flaherty, The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2014 10:55 am MDT High-speed Internet on its way to more schools, FCC plan hikes service fees to pay for it WASHINGTON – The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans’ phone bills by about $2 a year.Educators hailed the 60 per cent jump in spending to $3.9 billion as critical to making sure much of the nation’s population doesn’t get left behind, particularly as other countries invest heavily in broadband connections. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said he estimates that two-thirds of American schools still don’t have access to high-speed connections, which can affect a child’s ability to do homework, research college scholarships and acquire basic job skills.“We are talking about a moral issue,” said Wheeler. “The greatest responsibility — the greatest moral responsibility — that any generation has is the preparation of the next generation,” and “16 cents a month is a small price to pay for that great responsibility that we all have.”The FCC’s E-Rate program provides discounted telecommunications and Internet access to qualifying schools and libraries. The program is paid for through a larger “universal service fund.” Service providers are required to contribute to that fund, but the cost is often passed on to consumers as a required monthly fee.E-Rate spending had been capped at $2.4 billion a year, but the FCC says demand is much higher. In 2013, the regulatory agency said it received $4.9 billion in E-Rate requests from local communities. The latest vote increases spending by $1.5 billion for a total of $3.9 billion a year.The FCC’s two Republican commissioners voted against the plan because they said businesses, which often pay for employee phones, would bear the brunt of the added cost. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said he believes the program is plagued by waste that could be fixed with fiscal reform.“The commission shies away from making any hard choices and instead just pours more money into a broken system,” Pai said.The Obama administration endorsed the plan when Wheeler discussed the details last month. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Thursday’s vote “a huge step forward” in the administration’s program to expand digital learning resources in schools.Education advocates have long called for the FCC to authorize more E-Rate spending so that local governments could plan ahead for costly installations or upgrades. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, said the vote was the “best holiday gift possible” for educators.“Access to the Internet is as important to learning today as traditional textbooks were fifty years ago,” said Wise. “With increased funding for high-speed Internet connections, U.S. teachers and students will spend more classroom time teaching and learning rather than waiting for webpages and videos to load.”___Follow Anne Flaherty on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AnneKFlaherty. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


Freshman defender Tyler Kidwell (12) passes the ball during a match against Wright State Sept. 17 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s soccer team’s struggles with finishing continued when it was defeated by the No.15 Akron Zips 1-0. The Buckeyes were able fire six shots, including two in the last 10 minutes, but were unable to capitalize on any of them.The Zips came out aggressive scoring the only goal of the match in the sixth minute as when senior midfielder Zac Portillos collected a rebounded shot in the box and powered the ball into the back of the net.Despite the loss, Buckeye coach John Bluem was impressed with the way the team played.“We had a very strong game tonight,” he said. “We knew we were coming into a tough environment with some inexperienced players and the only problem was we conceded an early goal.”Both teams came out quickly from halftime. Akron was able to muster up three shots in the first five minutes, but was unable to finish.The Buckeyes’ best chance to score came in the 77th minute when they brought the ball down the left side of the field and crossed it into the box. The ball bounced around multiple times until junior midfielder Yianni Sarris took a shot that was deflected by Akron senior midfielder Robbie Derschang. It was the Buckeyes first shot on goal.With 45 seconds left, Sarris was pushed down just outside of the box and the Buckeyes were given a free kick. Junior midfielder Alec Lowell took the shot but it was deflected out of bounds for an OSU corner kick. Ivanov pushed forward into the Akron box and tried to head the ensuing kick into the back of the net but was unsuccessful as time ran out.Bluem said the team will watch tape from the game and will learn how to be better prepared for its upcoming games.“We will just keep working on things that prevented us from getting shots tonight. We have a couple days off until the big ten opener against Indiana, by that time we’ll be ready defensively and with attacking,” he said.The Buckeyes were outshot by the Zips by a total of 15-6 with redshirt-senior Alex Ivanov recording five saves. Ivanov was making his first start since the team took on Wright State Sept. 17 after receiving a red card in that match for an intentional handball outside of the box.OSU’s next five matches are against 2012 NCAA tournament squads, and Bluem thinks the team will be ready for the challenge.“Hopefully the guys will respond with a really good effort and I believe we will knock of a couple of these teams coming up soon,” he said.The match was the fourth-straight match versus an in-state opponent for the Buckeyes and was the team’s last match before beginning Big Ten play against Indiana Sunday. read more


first_imgA MAJOR REVAMP of the Junior Cert programme will see students rewarded for their work outside of exams.Under new guidelines set out by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), students would receive marks for taking part in short courses.The NCCA will develop eight short courses for use on an optional basis from the 2014/15 school year.These courses are: Chinese language and cultureCivic, Social and Political Education (CSPE)Artistic performanceProgramming and codingSocial, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)Caring for AnimalsPEDigital Media Literacy The draft proposals for the CSPE, SPHE,  PE and Coding courses have been published by the NCCA, with the end of the CSPE written exam one of the major changes.SPHE students will be asked to show how their learning applies to real-life situations, such as devising media campaigns to promote mental health.CSPE students will no longer sit an exam, but will do two action projects, keeping a diary of their work. The projects can be such things as mock tribunals or organising guest speakers.In coding, students will learn to write and test computer code.Students in PE will be expected to demonstrate performance in physical activities. They will have to understand and be competent in three of: atheltics, aquatics, divide court games like badminton and invasion games like football.They will also have to work together in teams.Teacher training in the short courses is expected to begin soon, but ASTI members have already indicated that they will not comply with it, due to industrial action.Read: Voluntary secondary schools at funding disadvantage – ESRIColumn: Reducing school holidays would help students, parents and the economylast_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#25AnnualKiteFlyingcompetition 25th Annual Kite Flying Competition Set for Easter Weekend Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Large ones, small ones, traditional and artistic, a beautiful assortment of kites took to the Turks and Caicos skies on Easter Monday.   Continuing in grand tradition, the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board held the 25th Annual Kite Flying Competition and beach party on the islands of South Caicos and Providenciales in collaboration with private sponsors.Skillfully crafted kites, with bold designs and long tails, soared high above the skies as spectators watched kite makers vie for trophies in various divisions.   Local churches provided food and drinks, whilst Pastor Alexander Minott on South Caicos and the Tourist Board team in Providenciales ensured the event flowed smoothly.“Our annual Kite Flying Competition continues to be a staple on the calendar for locals and tourists alike,” says Tourism Training Manager, Blythe Clare.  “This year we saw tremendous support from our communities and a surge in the number of kite entries in Providenciales. We welcomed first time participants, returning veterans, and sadly saw the retirement of competition veteran King Yelo from Providenciales, who has consistently won multiple categories year-after-year.”The annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, which kick-started the kite flying competition, too saw record number of eager participants with the winners collecting over 14 eggs each.  Face painting and giveaways were also part of the day’s activities.There were a number of private sponsors who contributed to the success of the events across the islands and the Tourist Board wishes to register its gratitude.  They are:  The Sands at Grace Bay, Turk’s Head Beer, Gordon’s Electrical, Executive Tours, Villa del Mar, C.O.R.E. Resources, IGA, Business Solutions, TCHTA, N.W. Hamilton, PTV8, Caicos Express Airways, Caicos Wheels, Discovery Tours, West Bay Club, Point Grace, Miller Simon O’Sullivan, Do It Center, Blue Mountain Water, and Casablanca Casino.The official results for both islands by categories were:SOUTH CAICOS COMPETITION Smallest Kite1st  Place       Judy Been2nd Place       Luc Clerveaux3rd  Place      Vivienne ClareLargest Kite1st  Place       Turton Clare2nd Place       Trofibio Clare3rd Place       Arthur VargasChildren’s Easter Egg HuntMost Eggs (Girl)      Callie HallMost Eggs (Boy)     Edmario BlackmanPROVIDENCIALES COMPETITON Smallest Kite1st   Place      Aaron Rodney2nd  Place      Deon Rodney3rd Place       Jewel DiamondLargest Kite1st   Place      Dylan Brubaker2nd  Place      Linda Grant3rd  Place      Ollie StubbsBest Company Kite1st   Place      West Bay Club2nd  Place      Gungo Shack3rd  Place      TCIPS Comprehensive  High SchoolBest Traditional Kite1st Place        John Ewing2nd Place       Nia Ewing3rd Place       Demari FulfordChildren’s Easter Egg HuntUnder 7 yearsMost Eggs (Girl)      TiannaMost Eggs (Boy)     Tyreek7 – 10 yearsMost Eggs (Girl)      TraceyMost Eggs (Boy)     AntwanThe 25th Annual Kite Flying Competition continues this weekend, Saturday, April 22 on the island of North Caicos.  The Grand Turk competition is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. Residents and visitors in the respective communities are encouraged to come out and participate in good family fun.Patrons on North Caicos and Grand Turk are reminded that kites entering the annual competition must be handmade and registered with the judges prior to taking flight. Kites in all classes must fly for at least 2 minutes. Kites flown in last year’s competitions will be disqualified from entry.  Prizes and trophies will be given for The Smallest Kite, The Largest Kite, Best Company Kite, and Best Traditional Kite.Children and adults are welcome to fly non-competition kites throughout the day and beyond the competition period.For more information regarding the 25th Annual Kite Flying Competition, contact the Tourist Board office in Providenciales at (649) 946-4970 or in Grand Turk at (649) 946 2321.Header photo: (L-R): Dylan Brubaker, Ollie Stubbs, Linda Grant all winners at this year’s Kite Flying Competition along with participant Bruce Walkin#25annualkiteflyingcompetitionlast_img read more


first_imgJack Grealish scored in Aston Villa’s 4-2 win against Birmingham on Sunday and described the goal as the best moment of his career.Aston Villa were trailing at home to Birmingham by the 28th minute, but a quick double in the 37th and 39th minute saw the hosts lead 2-1 going into halftime, and Grealish found the net with a header for the second goal.“Ever since I was a little kid at school, these were the games I dreamed of playing in and I am lucky enough to play in it,” Grealish told Sky Sports.Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.“But to score just brings it to another level and it is probably the favorite moment of my career so far.“I do not even think I have scored a header in my life, but Albert [Adomah] put a great ball in at the back stick and I could not miss really. When it went in I was over the moon.”last_img read more


first_img Mobile Comments Share your voice 1:58 Mini Tagscenter_img Now playing: Watch this: The court encouraged people to discover “laolais” or blacklisted debtors around them in an announcement unveiling a new mini program on WeChat called “Deadbeat Map.” Screengrab by Zoey Chong/CNET China is taking its social credit system a step further by naming and shaming “deadbeat” debtors on one of the most popular apps in the country, WeChat.The Higher People’s Court of Hebei launched a new mini program on WeChat last week that lets users see if a debtor listed on the country’s credit blacklist is within 500 meters of their location, state-run media China Daily reported.The so-called Deadbeat Map alerts users when a debtor is near them, and tapping into the program will reveal the debtor’s personal information, including name, national identification number and how they came to be blacklisted. The mini program will make it easier for whistleblowers to report debtors deemed capable of repaying their debts, according the the publication.The mini program is an extension of China’s social credit system, which is expected to give its 1.4 billion citizens a personal score by next year. China Daily quoted a spokesman from the court as saying it was part of measures to “enforce… rulings and create a socially credible environment.”Under the social credit system, citizens are rated based on their behaviours and may fluctuate depending on what they do — such as whether a person is jaywalking (a bad behaviour that could already get the offender publicly shamed) or buying Chinese-made goods. Scores will be determined by state-run technology including facial recognition, artificial intelligence and smart glasses. These scores could affect a citizen’s ability to travel or own a property, or even to enroll their children in schools.China’s practice of publicly naming and shaming laolais (or “deadbeat debtors”) who fail to repay their bank loans isn’t new, having become a national policy in 2017. Last May, debtors also had their faces, names and other personal information broadcasted onto high-visibility platforms such as billboards and televisions during a national holiday when people were travelling more.Some are worried about the social consequences that could come with the launch of the Deadbeat Map. Delia Lin, a senior lecturer in Chinese studies at the University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute, expressed concern that the mini program could “encourage people to take the law into their own hands” if it rolls out nationwide and turn society into a “virtual prison,” according to ABC. 2 China turns to tech to monitor, shame, rate citizenslast_img read more


first_imgUNITED NATIONS: The UN and its leadership are in contact with India and Pakistan at “various levels”, with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterating his appeal to all parties involved to exercise maximum restraint amidst tensions over Kashmir, the UN chief’s spokesperson has said. The spokesperson was responding to a question as to why Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is reluctant to take on the issue of India and Pakistan. Also Read – US judge dismissed criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein Advertise With Us “Look, there is no reluctance on the part of the Secretary-General. We are very well aware and following the situation with a lot of concern. Contacts are being had at various levels, and we urge all of the parties involved to exercise maximum restraint,” Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric said at the daily press briefing here on Wednesday. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us When asked again why wouldn’t Guterres engage with the leaders of India and Pakistan, Dujarric said, “I understand. I’ll refer you to my… the last answer I just gave you.” In response to another question, Dujarric confirmed that the UN has received a letter from Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who wrote to the world body on the Kashmir issue. Advertise With Us “It was received. It will be circulated as a document of the Security Council, as requested, and we’re obviously studying very closely the content of the letter.” Dujarric again declined to comment on claims that India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status is in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. “I’m not going to comment any further at this point on the situation,” Dujarric said. Responding to questions on the situation in Kashmir, Monica Grayley, spokeswoman for President of the UN General Assembly (PGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said the PGA is currently travelling and is following the situation “as she can” on her trip. “She is looking forward to be briefed by the Secretary-General” when she returns to New York. On Tuesday, Dujarric had declined to comment on questions at the daily press briefing that India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special status is in violation of Security Council resolutions, reiterating only that the UN chief is following the developments in the region with concern. “I think we’ve expressed our… we said very clearly that we are following the developments in the region with concern. We… the Secretary General’s position at this point is to urge all parties to exercise restraint,” Dujarric had said.last_img read more


first_imgAirbus SAS, the civilian aircraft manufacturing arm of the Airbus Group, said Thursday that orders for the supply of 15 aircraft to the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) will be gradually taken off from its order book. Vijay Mallya’s UB Group company KFA had given an order for 15 aircraft, including five A380, the Mint reported. The daily quoted SAS Joost Van dee Heijden, vice-president, marketing and customer affairs, Asia at Airbus SAS, as saying the company “is continuing to reduce its orders from the order book list.”The remaining 10 aircraft comprised the A350 planes.In January 2014, the Mint had reported Airbus global sales chief John Leahy as saying it withdrew orders for the 15 planes placed by KFA in 2005. KFA was forced to shut operations in October 2012 due to mounting losses and piling debt, which is now estimated at about Rs 9,000 crore. Additionally, the carrier also owes approximately Rs 295 crore to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and to employees and vendors. At its peak, KFA was running a fleet of 66 planes, which was curtailed to less than 30 around September 2012, a month before it was grounded by the Indian civil aviation regulator, the DGCA.KFA’s lenders — most of them public sector lenders led by consortium leader and India’s biggest bank State Bank of India — are pursuing legal options to recover the loan amount even as Mallya left India on March 2. Meanwhile, India’s Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing senior UB Group executives for possible money laundering of a Rs 900 crore loan provided by public sector lender IDBI Bank. Mallya stepped down as chairman of United Spirits, now owned by London-based liquor firm Diageo Plc, last month, as part of a $75 million severance package. A United Spirits subsidiary owns IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore, which is a loss-making entity.Read: Royal Challengers Bangalore owned by United Spirits is a loss-making ventureIn a related development, SBI’s efforts to recover part of the proceeds by auctioning Kingfisher House came to nought as it found no takers for the property situated in Mumbai. The property was valued at Rs 150 crore by SBICAP Trustee Securities, an arm of SBI Capital.last_img read more


first_imgPrivate equity firm Greybull Capital is considering bidding for Speciality Steel division of Tata Steel’s U.K. business. The company has already signed a deal with Tata Steel U.K. in early April to acquire its Long Products division, with which it hopes to save about 4,800 jobs, Financial Times reports.Tata Steel U.K’s Speciality Steel division, which Greybull is eyeing, produces steel for aircraft, oil drilling and cars at two Rotherham and Stocksbridge, which it sells to the likes of Rolls-Royce and Jaguar Land Rover. Representatives of Greybull had recently visited the Rotherham facility in South Yorkshire, U.K. Sources quoted by the Financial Express said some of the top names of the steel industry from countries like Japan and China have been approached by Tata Steel, which has set a deadline of eight weeks to search for interested buyers to divest its entire asset portfolio.If the company is unable to find a prospective buyer within the deadline, it would then sell the company’s individual assets in different deals.However, Tata Steel U.K.’s move to sell its Speciality Steels division as a standalone entity is a departure from the parent company’s aim of selling its remaining U.K. operations to a single buyer.Meanwhile, Tata Steel U.K. has reportedly hired advisers to hunt for potential buyers for its U.K. assets. It has appointed Standard Chartered bank as its “additional adviser” and consulting firm KPMG to hunt for potential buyers and manage its sale process once it finds a prospective buyer, the Financial Express report said.Tata Steel announced on Monday, April 18, that it had appointed Bimlendra Jha to head its operations in the U.K. Jha is an executive committee member of Tata Steel Europe, and had led the company’s sale of its Scunthrope-based Long Products division to Greybull, the company announced in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more


first_imgShah Rukh Khan with other celebs at the IFFMTwitterFilmmaker Karan Johar, who was one of the guests at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), has said that Shah Rukh Khan fully represents the term super-stardom.The tenth year celebrations of the IFFM began at Melbourne’s Central Business District on August 8. Shah Rukh Khan, Tabu, Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor, Sriram Raghavan, Rima Das, Zoya Akhtar were present on the occasion. IFFM Director Mitu Bhowmick Lange introduced the festival at the opening press conference.Shah Rukh Khan, the guest of honour, was received with great love by the audience. Addressing the event, the superstar recalled the shooting of Chak De India in Melbourne.He said, “Many years ago in 2006-07, I came here when I was a rising superstar giving hit after hit films. And now, I am back here again, still a rising superstar not making as many hit films (chuckles), as much as I would want to do so.” Shah Rukh Khan at the IFFMPR HandoutSRK added, “I thank everyone for the opportunity to speak here. When I was shooting for Chak De in the city, I used to play Trivial (a game) with crew members on set. Because of being an Indian film actor, we often feel localised. It’s thus heartening that because of the Indian diaspora – the second generation of Indians here (people like Mitu) Indian cinema is getting noticed. It’s extremely gratifying and makes every Indian proud. I speak for everyone on the dais today that we are happy to be here.”Karan Johar, a longtime collaborator and dear friend SRK, later addressed the gathering and spoke about the overarching theme of courage. KJo said, “I have to start by thanking Mitu who has been such a strong force right through the festival. It’s not the films but the people behind the festival who make it what it is.”Talking about programme list of the IIFM, Karan Johar said, “The When I see this fantastic panel and we say the theme is courage, I say the panel is reflective of the glorious courage of our films and changing face of Indian cinema. It represents three feature films that have changed the way we look at Indian cinema and how it has travelled across the globe and will continue to do so.” Karan Johar at the IFFMPR HandoutKaran Johar added, “There is Super Deluxe, Andhadhun and Gully Boy. All of these have appealed not only to the diaspora but to international audiences across the globe, making Indian cinema so proud.”Meanwhile, Karan Johar said that the term super-stardom came into existence with Shah Rukh Khan. He said “What to say about Shah Rukh Khan, he fully represents super-stardom. I firmly believe, in the era we belonged to, the term is understood because of him. It’s not just about his large heart but his tremendous presence and aura.KJo concluded, “The fact that he is an outstanding actor is hugest icing on the cake. I look forward to my time here and all the selection of movies is on point and resonant with the theme of courage.”last_img read more


first_img Play These E3 2019 Video Games Right NowThe 10 Biggest Games of E3 2019 Stay on target Considering Iron Man is one of my favorite parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (to the point where I believe he was absolutely right about pretty much everything) I’ve been a bit bummed out about his death in Avengers: Endgame. However, after seeing the bootleg Iron Man in the new Avengers video game, I’m taking a page from Pet Sematary and realizing that sometimes dead is better.Initially teased years ago, at E3 2019 Square Enix finally pulled the curtain back on its AAA Avengers game developed by Crystal Dynamics. We’ll have to wait until folks get to play it on the show floor to learn what the actual gameplay is like, but it sounds like the cinematic action-adventure the Tomb Raider folks are known for mixed with a persistent online co-op multiplayer element reminiscent of games like Destiny or Anthem albeit with free updates. But with gameplay kept so vague, all we could really pay attention to are the visuals, and they are… mixed.Avengers is clearly a game with high amounts of production value. On a technical level, the quality of the graphics is definitely what you’d expect from a game with Marvel money to spend. The action is intense, the set pieces are expansive, and the characters look photo-realistic.But that last part is actually part of the problem. Here in the real world, photo-realistic Black Widow and Captain America aren’t just “sexy spy lady with red hair” and “blonde hunk.” They are very specifically Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans. But in case it wasn’t obvious, this game did not get the likeness rights for its MCU counterparts.Combine that with costumes that aren’t quite the same and the whole trailer has this uncanny vibe. It’s just slightly off, and that’s creepier than looking completely wrong. People roasting the trailer on Twitter compared it to an SNL sketch or community theater or a porn parody. It didn’t help that the game made a big deal out of casting actors who are talented but some of the most overexposed voices in video games. Finally Troy Baker and Nolan North!And this all could’ve been avoided if the game didn’t choose an art style slavishly trying to imitate movie reality. Even the bland #brand name Marvel’s Avengers feels like a missed opportunity. This Avengers game isn’t coming until May 15, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. But next month Nintendo Switch owners can enjoy a comic book co-op crossover with an even larger roster of characters in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. And while that game’s graphics aren’t as technically advanced as Avengers, its colorful stylized aesthetic is arguably more appealing and more accurate to the source material.The tension between boring AAA video game gritty graphic realism and fanciful comic book fantasy visuals has actually been brewing for a while now. While the Batman Arkham games take some cues from the surreal neon nightmare of the Burton movies, by the time we got to Arkham Knight it was a bit jarring seeing over-the-top Batman villains rendered as joylessly as possible even if the hair tech was really good.The same goes for the ultra-realistic humans in Sony’s Spider-Man PS4 game from last year. It just looks like a fake movie. I get that’s been a goal of games for a long time, but we got there. Let’s move on to something even better. It’s no wonder the best looking part of the game was the cel-shaded suit adding some awesome crazy contrast to the shiny but standard video game New York. Video games, like comic books, have the power to show us anything we can imagine. Why limit them to the real world?Based on the track of other games using the service model Avengers appears to be going for, the game may be facing an uphill climb already. You’d think people’s familiarity with the characters would give the game the boost it needs, but inadvertently betraying that familiarity may be the game’s ultimate downfall. At least the Hulk looks okay.For more on E3 2019 watch these trailers.last_img read more


first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite “I was nervous and not confident at all on the first day. The other women helped empower me and slowly helped me feel more confident.”Throughout her journey, she has received a lot of support from numerous communities.“Thank you to the community, my family, friends and everyone who supports me. I didn’t realise people would be this supportive.”Also read:Ladysmith-born lass chosen as semi-finalist in Mrs South Africa pageantRead also:Luisa Momberg representing Ladysmith in the Annual Mrs KZNTo vote for Sandra, you can SMS her name, SANDRA SIBEKO, to 35959. You can also ‘like’ the official Mrs South Africa Facebook page and her picture.Only 25 lucky women will be selected as finalists for Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa.They will be announced at the annual Charity Ball on June 29 at Centre Court, Emperors Palace.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! People talk of internal and external beauty, and Sandra Sibeko exudes both.Sandra is both a Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa pageant semi-finalist and a policewoman who has always loved her job.“I love helping the community and my line of work allows me to do that.”Sandra helps wherever she goes, with a smile that just puts you at ease.She came to Ladysmith in 2010 and was an officer in the Family Violence, Child Protection & Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit. Among other things, the FCS Unit deals with gender-based violence, domestic abuse and child abuse.She found this is where her passion lay.In January 2011, she left to work in Johannesburg for the PAN Parliament in the ‘Protection and security for ministers’. In October of 2011, she moved to Winterton to work at the Community Service Centre (CSC).She still gets calls from people who ask for advice and many still thank her for helping them.Sandra has been married for 10 years and has two beautiful children, Luyanda (11) and Unathi (7).Sandra’s pageant story started in 2014. “I had severe depression and it felt like nothing was working. I had forgotten who I was and with looking after my family and them being my focus, I had forgotten about myself.”She didn’t enter the pageant for herself only, but also for other women. “I wanted to motivate other women… And remind them that before they had a husband and family, they had goals and dreams for themselves. They shouldn’t have to give up any of that; they can still achieve their dreams and goals.”The other contestants in the Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa have helped her feel empowered.last_img read more


first_imgMany concerned motorists are questioning on social media whether the roads are clear for travelling after the snow.The answer is “Yes”, all roads in the snow-affected areas are open for traffic.Roads in the Drakensberg are ‘traffic friendly’ and also offer great viewing opportunities to see the snow.The N3 is also clear and safe for travelling with regards to the Van Reenen, Mooi River and Midlands areas.Also read: Snow has fallen in areas surrounding LadysmithAlso read: Weather warning: Cold and possibly wet conditions in store for Ladysmith today Also read: Icy weather expected for Ladysmith as cold front approaches, with snow predicted in some areasAlso read: Snow predicted to start falling from today, bringing cold weather to LadysmithWeather conditions are clearing up as the cold front moves away from KZN.However, cold conditions are still expected due to the heavy snow that has fallen.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more


first_imgMarmite lovers in New Zealand are facing the serious threat of a national shortage of their favourite yeast extract spread.Production at the Christchurch factory that makes the Kiwi version of the iconic British toast-topper was suspended after damage sustained in last year’s earthquake. Now supermarkets are reporting that they are running out of Marmite and remaining stocks will be gone within weeks.The country’s government is said to be considering announcing a state of emergency as it faces a doomsday scenario, amid unsubstantiated reports of looting and widespread disorder in the country’s North Island, where the price of Marmite has risen by 400% in the last month. “It’s a sticky situation” said one resident, who preferred not to be named for fears of reprisals from criminal gangs who are stockpiling contraband jars.The factory, the only source of Marmite for New Zealand, is not expected to re-commence production until July, said Pierre van Heerden, general manager for manufacturer Sanitarium. He urged Marmite addicts to spread their spread a little thinner to see them through, also advising the use of toast rather than bread, as the warmth makes it go a little further. UK production of Marmite remains unaffected.10ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedNew Zealand named most popular long-haul destinationNew Zealand named most popular long-haul destinationFlights to Mexico expected to be in demand from BritainFlights to Mexico expected to be in demand from BritainMega tours: plan a globe-spanning trip of the world’s greatest sights with Air New ZealandPlan some truly epic globe-spanning tours of amazing beaches, world-famous wine regions and iconic movie locations with Air New Zealand.last_img read more


first_imgThe Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is offering €70,000 to the families of the seven women and children murdered by a serial killer, the non-profit organisation announced on Thursday.The announcement was made just two days after the government announced it will grant €17,000 to each of the dependent children of the dead women whose bodies were discovered during the past two months.“I have been monitoring the latest developments in this tragic case and I am as shocked as everyone else in Cyprus by the heinous crimes against these five women and their two daughters. They came to Cyprus for a better life, but they ended up losing their lives in a tragic way. I am aware that no money will ease the pain of the relatives of the deceased, but expressing the respect of my fellow Cypriots in the sanctity of the human being, irrespective of race, religion, nationality or any other criteria, I feel the need to help, so that the husbands, parents and children of the victims, will be able to cover some expenses that they may have during this difficult time,” Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou said.A lump-sum of €10,000 will be granted by a bank transfer to the next of kin of each victim, the foundation said.Thus, in the case of the two mothers who were murdered with their young daughters, €20,000 will be granted to their next of kin. The only precondition for this grant is that the next of kin submit a written request for the grant to Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, providing evidence of their relation to the victim.The payments will be made by bank transfer during August 2019.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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