Velez coach quits after being spat at by fan

first_imgVélez Sarsfield Velez coach De Felippe quits after being spat at by supporter Ben Spratt 00:00 11/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) OmarDeFelippe - cropped Twitter @velez Vélez Sarsfield Vélez Sarsfield v Unión Superliga Primera División A fan spat at the Argentine as his side were beaten by Union Santa Fe on Monday, leading to the coach taking the decision to walk away from his post Omar De Felippe has resigned as Velez Sarsfield head coach after being spat at by a supporter in Monday’s 2-0 home defeat to Union Santa Fe.Velez are 18th in the Superliga after consecutive losses, while they also crashed out of the Copa Argentina at Atletico Tucuman in October.And things came to a head following the latest reverse, with a home fan spitting on De Felippe before the coach announced his departure in a post-match news conference. 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 “I’m leaving because of what happened on the pitch,” he said.”A fan spat at me. I can’t stand that. I can’t put up with a stupid person spitting at me.”It’s better to leave now.”On his disappointment at the way his tenure panned out, De Felippe, who took charge in September 2016, added: “It’s a pity because one does so much to arrive at this club and things didn’t go as I thought they would.”But results dictate and I need to leave in order to defuse the situation.”last_img read more

David Beckham buys Salford City stake and makes Class of 92 majority owners

first_imgDavid Beckham has become a shareholder in Salford City, taking a 10% stake and so joining Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes as Class of 92 owners.Beckham’s acquisition of his stake from Peter Lim makes the Class of 92 majority shareholders, the Singapore businessman retaining 40%. Don’t blame Salford City for spending. Blame the archaic promotion system Beckham said: “It’s a proud moment for me to join Peter Lim and the Class of 92 lads as an owner of Salford City. My early years in Manchester were spent in Salford – I grew up there in many ways – so to be able to finally join the lads today is a great feeling. Salford City has achieved so much success in a short space of time, the fans are incredible and I’m really excited to be spending more time in Salford again.”The Class of 92 said: “From the very beginning we wanted David to be involved and be with us on this incredible journey; however circumstances and commitments didn’t allow that. Now the time is right and its another exciting chapter in Salford City’s history. It is important to emphasise that nothing will change in the day-to-day operations but to have us all together was always the vision.”The Class of 92 bought the club in 2014 with Salford in the Northern Premier League Division One North. The club became full-time in 2017 and play in the National League following three promotions. They are one point off top spot, with the division’s winners earning automatic promotion to League Two. David Beckham Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Topics Salford City Share via Emailcenter_img Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Read more Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp news Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Teams get down to the nitty gritty

first_imgBy BEN HARRISSydney Rebels got win number 34 but only just.The three-time defending mixed open champions were pushed to the edge by ACT Pirates on day two of the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League at Coffs Harbour.After racking up consecutive win number 33 by downing North Queensland Tropical Cyclones 9-4, the Rebels had to dig deep to defeat the Pirates 12-11 in round four.Rebels lead Pool A by four points and will meet second-placed Sydney Mets on day three.The Pirates and Cyclones are third and fourth followed by Hunter Western Hornets and Japan.In Pool B, Brisbane City Cobras are five from five and lead the group.South Queensland Sharks were circling the Cobras as the two teams were undefeated, however last year’s runners-up hammered their southern neighbours 12-3 to go it alone on top.Behind the Sharks are Sunshine Coast Pineapples in third and Northern Eagles in fourth. They are followed by Northern Territory, Defence Warriors and Sydney Scorpions.Five Queensland sides dominate the men’s T-League division.South Queensland Sharks (A) lead Pool A and Brisbane City Cobras are in front in Pool B.But closing the gap are Central Queensland Bulls and Sunshine Coast Pineapples – both in Pool A – and South West Queensland Swans in Pool B.Rebels and Scorpions are the only NSW sides putting up a fight to the Queenslanders while the international teams, Japan and Papua New Guinea, continued to impress.It’s tight in Pool A of the women’s T-League division with Hornets, Swans, Cobras, Victoria and Northern Territory all within eight points of each other.It is a little spread out in Pool B with Scorpions and South Australia leading the way.The Sharks remain unbeaten following six matches of the men’s 30s division.They are in front of Pineapples, Hornets and Scorpions.Scorpions have their own problems as ACT and Sydney Mets are on the same points as Scorpions but behind on percentages.Swans finished on top in the women’s 35s and will play the winner of the Hornets-Pirates preliminary final match.Cyclones and Northern Territory play in the other preliminary final with the loser eliminated from the title race.Scorpions and Sharks are equal on points in the men’s 40s but the Sydney side has a game up their sleeve.Defence Warriors are third, and Hornets and Cyclones are in a battle for fourth spot.Scorpions will be hard to beat in the women’s 40s after winning all their round matches.They will meet Hornets or Northern Eagles in a qualifying final tomorrow. Western Tigers take on ACT in the other qualifying final.Men’s 45s seems to be a two-horse race with Scorpions and Hornets undefeated.The men’s 50s is set to go down to the wire with four points separating the top four.Mets, Pineapples, Sharks and Hornets occupy the top four positions in the division.Eagles, Cyclones and Scorpions will be battling each other for the two spots in the men’s 55s.In the senior mixed, Sharks have all but confirmed their spot in the grand final but the Hornets and Cobras are going head-to-head for the last spot.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksNTL results day twolast_img read more

VesselsValue Launches VV Offshore

first_imgzoom UK-based vessel valuation provider VesselsValue has introduced a new division, VV Offshore, with the aim of providing instant valuations and geographical information system (GIS) database of the offshore structures to the industry. The introduction of the offshore division has been prompted by the market need for offshore vessel valuation in particular having in mind the recent market downturn. The company believes its regression-based valuation model would help the offshore sector as well as the banks to know the exact value of a particular offshore vessel, especially in light of the collapse of the oil price.The company has assembled a team of experts to develop “the only instantly available global valuation service available to the offshore industry“. This is supported by mapping system that overlays oil and gas terminal spatial GIS data with automatic identification system (AIS) data. The infrastructure data includes oil and gas fields, platforms, wells, pipelines and terminals.The offshore vessel database was created by a team led by Lead Offshore Data Researcher Emma Svensson, who spent twelve months prior to the launch of VV Offshore researching the offshore fleet.According to Svensson, the difficult part of the job is to find and input each ship individually with its own set of specifications.Precisely, every asset specification is validated by the team, using owner websites and through comparing to other readily available sources. This includes identifying the ship types and the particular individual specifications that are important for each type.The next development stage was to value the offshore vessels on the database, by scoring the features of the vessels. The values are checked against known sales and independent broker valuations, and constantly updated.Image Courtesy: VesselsValueAccording to Miles Cole, Project Manager of VV Offshore, the values being produced by VV Offshore have been tested against those produced by the traditional methods employed by shipbrokers, and are proving to be accurate.The opening of the new division comes at the time when the company celebrates its fifth birthday since the original VesselsValue service for the shipping industry was launched in 2011. With offices in Great Britain and Singapore, VesselsValue also provides valuation of LNG, LPG, small tankers, tankers and bulkers.last_img read more

Ernst Russ Wants More Say at Marenave

first_imgzoom German asset and investment management company Ernst Russ seems to be on the path of seizing more control of compatriot Marenave Schiffahrts AG.Namely, the asset manager, which holds a minority stake in Marenave, has sought removal of Klaus Meyer as a member of the company’s supervisory board with effect on September 15, 2017, when an annual general meeting is scheduled to take place.Ernst Russ has further asked for the election of Jens Mahnke, a member of the management board and Spokesman of the executive board of Ernst Russ AG, to replace Meyer.The asset manager also wants the company’s supervisory board to be enlarged to four members, and the additional spot to be given to Hans Michael Schmidt-Dencker, a Stuttgart-based attorney, and corporate consultant.What is more, it has also proposed for the cancellation of the authorization to issue bonds with warrants and/or convertible bonds, the exclusion of the subscription right and the creation of conditional capital, approved at the annual meeting in 2015.In addition, Ernst Russ announced that it intends to vote against the ordinary capital reduction proposed by the company.The latest move from Ernst Russ is likely to disrupt Marenave’s restructuring process.To remind, in April this year, German shipping trust Marenave agreed with its financing banks on the trust’s restructuring terms, which required the sale of the entire Marenave fleet.On March 31, the company entered into an agreement on restructuring and release of liability, and a waiver and liquidation agreement with its financing banks.The shipping trust started its negotiations with the financing banks in late 2016 in order to avoid insolvency after it received notice from two banks financing the Marenave-fleet denying support to Marenave’s restructuring plan.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi tries to make the world a sweeter

first_imgAPTN National NewsKitigan Zibi will have its maple sugar production running at full capacity this spring.The reason?They’re going international.APTN’s Maike Eikelmann reports on how Kitigan Zibi is trying to conquer the maple syrup world – one country at a time.last_img

UNs focus in DR Congo remains civilian protection Ban says on eve

30 June 2010As the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) transforms into a stabilization force, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that the world body’s main priority of protecting civilians will continue. Last month, the Security Council passed a resolution authorizing the withdrawal of up to 2,000 UN military personnel – from an existing strength of 19,815 – by today from areas where security has improved enough to allow their removal.The UN mission, currently known as MONUC, will be known starting tomorrow as the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) and will stay in the country only until 30 June next year.Despite its new name, “this is not a new mission,” but rather a reflection of the Council’s recognition of the new phase which the DRC has entered, Mr. Ban told the UN-sponsored Radio Okapi station yesterday in the capital, Kinshasa.Like previous resolutions, the latest one “stresses the need to give priority to civilian protection and use all means to fulfil this mandate of protection,” he noted.This also encompasses, he said, ensuring the safety of humanitarian workers, human rights defenders and UN personnel, facilities, installations and equipment.The Secretary-General pointed to the continued activity of rebels, such as the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and notorious Ugandan group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), which are “still causing much suffering” in the country’s volatile east.Like MONUC, MONUSCO will be authorized to support the Congolese army’s operations against such armed groups, provided that it complies with international humanitarian, human rights and refugee law, among others.Mr. Ban is scheduled to meet with the mission’s senior management and unveil a MONUSCO plaque.“Much as been accomplished since the arrival of MONUC in 1999, including the pacification of much of the territory, the holding of democratic elections [and] the creation of State institutions,” Mr. Ban said.The country, he added, has entered now crossed into a new chapter marked by consolidation and stabilization.The Secretary-General’s visit to the DRC coincides with the country’s commemoration of half a century of independence from Belgium.“This celebration is a historic moment for the Congolese,” Mr. Ban said, voicing the UN’s continued commitment to work with the nation toward its future.The country and the world body, he pointed out, “share a long history.” He acknowledged that the UN’s efforts in the DRC “have not been without difficulty,” but expressed pride that the UN’s tens of thousands of peacekeepers and staff have helped the country through tough times.The UN’s involvement in the DRC began shortly after it gained its independence in 1960, with the world body sending in peacekeeping troops after a Belgian military intervention. At its peak strength, the mission, which drew to a close in 1964, totalled nearly 20,000 officers.“The DRC has an important role to play in Africa and the world, a role that includes both the issue of sustainable economic development as climate change or biodiversity protection,” he emphasized.During talks today with President Joseph Kabila, the Secretary-General said that the UN will respect the country’s wishes and priorities.He also told the DRC leader that the world body will work closely with the country to enhance stabilization, protect civilians, promote human rights, consolidate the rule of law, and fight impunity and sexual violence against women and girls.Mr. Ban also met with Rwandan President Paul Kagame today, thanking him for agreeing to serve as co-chair of the High-Level Advocacy Group on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline.During their conversation, Mr. Ban underscored that Rwanda’s continued collaboration towards stabilizing the region would be essential, welcoming the warming of relations between Rwanda and the DRC.The Secretary-General is also slated to meet with King Albert II of Belgium later today.This trip is Mr. Ban’s third to Africa over the past month. While in the DRC, he will hold talks with Mr. Kabila and other officials, before travelling to Gabon tomorrow. In his other two visits to the continent, he has visited Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, Burundi, Cameroon, Benin and Sierra Leone. read more

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Tuesday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 1.0063Brazil real 0.3998China renminbi 0.1943Euro 1.4771Hong Kong dollar 0.170077India rupee 0.02056Indonesia rupiah 0.0001000Japan yen 0.01190Malaysia ringgit 0.3097Mexico peso 0.07321N.Z. dollar 0.9605Norway krone 0.1553Peruvian new sol 0.4053Russia rouble 0.02230Saudi riyal 0.3538Singapore dollar 0.9548South Africa rand 0.10145South Korean won 0.001162Sweden krona 0.1511Switzerland franc 1.3604Taiwanese dollar 0.04358Thailand baht 0.03900Turkey lira 0.3747U.K. pound 1.6756U.S. dollar 1.3267Vietnam dong 0.000058 read more

Messi and Argentinian Gladiators VIDEO

← Previous Story WCh 2013 Round 2 – Matches in Madrid and Zaragoza Next Story → WCh 2013 Group C: Serbia, Slovenia and Poland with second victories! Argentina handball teamHandball gladiatorsLionel MessiLionel messi and handball Argentinian handball team visit the biggest football star Lionel Messi in Barcelona before the official start of the World Championship 2013. Simonet and friends gave NT t-shirts to the one the biggest sports athlete in the last few years and spent some time with him.Argentina opened tournament with a win over Montenegro 26:24, but day after Brazil was better in South American derby – 24:20. read more

The 9 stages of rage of stepping in dog she

first_imgDUBLIN CITY COUNCIL is planning to install 3,000 new signs around the city, warning and educating people about dog fouling.GOOD! Because it’s a scourge. And we’ve all been there…1. The premonitory glanceSomething on the footpath catches your eye, and as your mouth forms an “OH” of horror, you realise too late what lays before you. Source: Fastblogit2. The “give” in the pathAs your foot hits the ground, there’s that sickening ‘give’ that informs you you have made contact with a turd.3.  The closed-eye head shakeYou know what’s happened. You just don’t want to believe it. If you’re with a companion, you will almost certainly emit a low groan of “I just stood in dog sh**e”. Source: WordPress4. The examinationClutching at your friend/the wall/a lamppost for support, you commence the investigation of the sole of your shoe.It’s in all the ridges. Every last one of them. Source: Bp5. The directed rageYou want to find whoever owns this dog and you want to hide this dog muck in their pelmets and under their floorboards.6. The grass wipeYou know even before you start that it’s going to be futile, but you do it anyway. You have to do something. Source: Joyreactor7. The hobbleYou need to get to a place of refuge, where you can clean up the mess. So you hobble pathetically on your way, with just a heel touching the footpath, teeth gritted.8. The clean upNothing short of a brush and some heavy duty cleaning fluid is going to sort out this situation. And gloves, lest some of it might get on your fingers.9.  The lingering smell rageYou can try to forget the stench, you can imagine that you’re clean, but the smell will linger in your nostrils for hours… maybe days to come. Source: TumblrBut once, just once in a while, everything comes up roses:Kildare residents have had enough of your sh*te>last_img read more

Ridiculously complicated Xbox 360 Lego discchanger slightly simplifies your life

first_imgIf you’re a fan of the concept behind Rube Goldberg machines — making something extremely complicated to perform the simplest of tasks — YouTube user zwenkka has the perfect machine for you. Rather than a Rube Goldberg rig, zwenkka built a rather large and complex machine using Lego Mindstorms with the goal of changing his Xbox 360 discs so he didn’t have to suffer the physical toll caused by years of occasionally switching out a disc in the console’s slot.Rather than keep your Xbox 360 games in their respective boxes and neatly organized in a drawer or on a shelf, you can hold up to 32 of them in this disc changer, keeping them perpetually ready for insertion. The machine is completely autonomous, and can not only insert, but swap out or remove discs.The machine is controlled with an app that zwenkka found on the Google Play Store, so at least it doesn’t require custom software along with the custom hardware.The carousel is controlled with three Lego NXT bricks — essentially the brain of a Mindstorms creation — while the claws are able to move thanks to a pneumatics system. The way the rig chooses and stores discs is actually quite simple. Each disc slot is numbered, so once the player chooses which slot, the rig knows which one to spin to, and the claw knows which disc to grab.The average time it takes to change a disc is around 42 seconds. In all, the rig contains the aforementioned 3 NXT bricks, 7 NXT servos, a light sensor, an RC motor, two color sensors, and around 3,000 Lego parts.Considering the build time and average time it takes to change a disc, the extravagance-to-usefulness ratio is highly amusing, in that it’s much quicker — and a lot simpler — to just change a disc yourself.last_img read more

Bishop warns cycle of gangland violence in Louth will only lead to

first_img 11,822 Views Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie By Michelle Hennessy Bishop warns cycle of gangland violence in Louth ‘will only lead to further tragedy’ Gardaí are expecting an escalation in the feud after the murder of Keith Branigan last week. Short URL Sep 1st 2019, 3:36 PM Share3 Tweet Email Such a cycle of violence will only lead to further tragedy and loss of life so I would appeal for those involved to desist and consider the futility of their actions.Bishop Router appealed to anyone with information about the murder or other acts associated with the feud to contact gardaí.“All of us have an obligation as well to pray that there may be peace and harmony in communities throughout this island and for a renewal of respect for human life which has been so weakened in our society in recent years,” he said. center_img Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4791422 MASS-GOERS IN two Louth parishes were warned this weekend that the threat of gangland reprisals is “a real one” after the recent murder of 29-year-old Keith Branigan at a caravan park in Clogherhead.Branigan, a convicted criminal and close associate of one of the main players in the Drogheda gang feud, was shot dead last Tuesday as he worked on decking at the site. Gardaí are now readying themselves for an escalation in the feud.At masses in St Michael’s church in Carlingford last night and in St Finnian’s Church in Dillonstown this morning, Bishop Michael Router said he wanted to condemn the “callous murder” of the 29-year-old man. He also offered his condolences to the man’s wife, Rachel, and to their loved ones. “Such violence and disregard for life is always appalling but for such an act to take place in a holiday camp where people were enjoying the last days of summer, and near to where children were playing, is truly shocking,” he said.“News reports linked this murder to the ongoing feud between rival gangs in Drogheda and therefore the threat of reprisals is, unfortunately, a real one. 11 Comments Sunday 1 Sep 2019, 3:36 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

FFTN Giving voice to a generation caught in the middle

first_imgThe Greek Australian women’s Food For Thought Network (FFTN) is hosting a panel discussion on the ‘Sandwich Generation’.Many Baby Boomers and Gen Xs are finding themselves, as the term suggests, caught in the middle of caring for their ageing parents, their children, and or, grandchildren, while simultaneously pursuing their career ambitions and maintaining relationships.“The reason we chose this topic is that we feel it is relevant to our audience – professional Greek Australian women in their 30s and 40s upwards – but overlooked,” FFTN Treasurer Amy Castos told Neos Kosmos.She noted that many members of their audience, whether they be Greek or not, find themselves in that very position; caring for ageing parents suffering from chronic illnesses or mental health issues, while trying to balance their time with children, partners and making a living.“We’re going to be talking about the impact on family dynamics, because often it is the woman who is looking after the mother-in-law or the parents-in-law, and not just their own parents. Then you’ve got the other overlay if you’re caring for an ageing parent and then one of your children has a disability and the other one doesn’t, how difficult it can be for the other child as well. There’s impacts in every way,” says Ms Castos.The aim of the event, as with the topic, is multifaceted, hosted to create a dialogue that will inform, create connection and empower attendees.The panel features Pronia’s CEO Tina Douvos-Stathopoulos, along with Jennifer Daddowm, a Community Education Officer from Carer’s Victoria who will share their professional insight on the topic. While a carer will share her own lived experience of being a ‘Sandwich carer’.Each panellist will speak for up to 10 minutes, after which the platform will be opened up to the audience for question time. Attendees will also have the chance to network before and after the event, during which the manager of Pronia’s Family and Community Services will also be present and available for a chat.“These topics can get quite emotional; you just don’t know what’s going to trigger you,” empathises Ms Castos.“This topic is so important and impacts so many people, but it’s not trendy. People are either going through the caring journey or have gone through it, and for those who haven’t, either way we are all going to go through it in the future.”The FFTN’s Sandwich Generation event is taking place on Tuesday 28 August at the Greek Centre (168 Londsale St, Melbourne, VIC) at 6.00 pm. For more information and to book your spot, visit http://www.fftn.org.au/the-sandwich-generation Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

HandsOn Rage 2 Is Doom Meets Fallout

first_img Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form If you’re looking for a huge new post-apocalyptic video game, a Bethesda game co-developed by an internal team whose legacy precedes them, a wasteland where you shoot mutants and twisted humans with scrappy guns while leveling up, it’s time to give up on Fallout 76 and start looking forward to Rage 2. We recently got to go hands-on with the new iD shooter, made alongside Avalanche Studios. And instead of seeming suspiciously good it now just seems actually good.Studio Director Tim Willits, himself a Doom veteran, spent some time telling us why Rage 2 even exists, and it’s not just so Avalanche Studios can get more mileage out of their desert wasteland expertise from that Mad Max game. The first Rage, from 2011, was supposed to be iD’s hot new thing, with its open world and vehicles and buzzworthy “megatextures” delivering impressive visual fidelity to modest hardware. But the result was a technically interesting but blurry and brown segmented mess that definitely didn’t set the world on fire way Doom or Wolfenstein did.So Rage 2 then is a do-over, officially a sequel that takes places some decades after the original but in practice a reboot now that “technology has caught up” with the original vision. Rage 2 feels more comfortable, and as a result its individual pieces maybe aren’t so groundbreaking. But together the experience wound up having more individual personality than I was expecting.Despite the post-apocalyptic similarities, Rage 2’s open world shares more in common with Far Cry than Fallout, (which is funny since the upcoming Far Cry: New Dawn looks nearly identical to Rage 2) . There’s more of a focus on exploring the world to find crazy emergent first-person action, using the experience to improve your character’s abilities and advance your faction’s agendas. I allied with a kick-ass gun-toting lady mayor embroiled in conflict with Not Guy Fieri with a personal motorized fan attached to a wrestling belt draped across his shoulder.The game is full of colorful characters and concepts like this, gyrating half-naked dancers wearing gross old man masks and slitting their own hands to bleed into cups for decadent local rulers to drink out of. The grease monkey dude who runs the derby races won’t shut up about meat. And the world is actually colorful as well, brash neon signs and splashes of pink paint liven up the dead and dirty world. It’s a careful balance that constantly risks tipping over into being obnoxious, and might just be obnoxious to some players after hours and hours of this. But I ultimately enjoyed it the same way I enjoyed Sunset Overdrive.You’re willing to open yourself up to Rage 2’s anarchic and unapologetic punk personality because that’s just the kind of hard-partying mood the gameplay puts you in. By far the most intriguing thing about early Rage 2 footage to me was how it looked like the sublime action-packed gory gunplay of 2016 Game of the Year Doom dropped into an open world instead of tight arenas. After playing for myself, the combat might not be that excellent but it’s damn close.Shotguns and assault rifles and rocket launchers turn enemies into chunks. You can whack people with a big boomerang. Smart design choices like no snipers (and no cover) encourage more aggressive close-range tactics. And killing enemies quick enough builds up a combo meter that makes you even stronger, so patience isn’t a virtue. Rage lore explains how your character is loaded up with nanomachines, son. And those machines also give you superpowers that expand combat even further. I would’ve been toast in a boss fight with a Rancor-like beast or a hillbilly mech suit covered in Christmas lights without my gravity grenades and aerial ground pound.Maybe it’s because the tools are so on point, but at least in this demo I feel like the actual content could’ve done a better job at taking advantage of them. I cleared one gas station outpost, and it was pretty much a standard open-world video game outpost to clear, even though exploding all the gas barrels made for a great light show. You can also find caches of powerful weapons while scavenging in the wasteland. But after enough aimless driving and shooting (as well as flying with a little gyro-copter drone) I decided to fast travel for the rest of the demo.Meanwhile, the main story mission I completed had me getting famous in local bloodsports before getting a (doomed) meeting with Not Guy Fieri (actual name Klegg Klayton). First I had to slaughter waves of mutants for a gameshow, where the cramped arenas made my superior range less useful against their vicious melee attacks. Despite their little thongs, these foes didn’t have the character of Doom’s bestiary. Then I had to win a deadly derby race with vehicle handling maybe just a little too unwieldy for its own good. I know these cars are barely functional but they should still be fun. Both events felt like introduction to side content, and it’s well-made creative side content, but I was looking for something a bit more crafted, which I didn’t get until the final stretch of the mission.Still, I walked into this Rage 2 demo with virtually no expectations and walked away pleasantly surprised, even if “pleasant” is hardly the right word to describe something so deliberately hardcore. Rage 2 launches on May 14 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you have the premium consoles you’ll enjoy a higher frame rate, and it didn’t sound like a potential Nintendo Switch version was completely ruled out. For more on iD check out John Romero’s new Doom levels and this new line of Doom figurines. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Pallota debunk rumours of Roma sale

first_imgJames Pallotta has refuted rumours he could sell Roma to an Arab investor for €800m tagging it as very fake news.According to reports cited on Football Italia, the American owner had been in talks with a potential buyer since the beginning of October and had named his price as €800m.Reports from newspaper reports claimed the investor was linked to Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, with talks stalling after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.However, Pallotta has debunked those claims in the strongest possible terms, telling Centro Suono Sport that the reports are “very fake news”.The owner also assured that he’s still working on the new stadium, though he’s currently in Boston and the matter is the hands of the lawyers.Roma have secured a place in the round of 16 of the Champions League but are currently struggling on the league front with reports suggesting manager Eusebio could be axed.last_img read more

Farmer Feature Iowa Farmer Supports WSF Mission to Reduce Malnutrition

first_imgLarry and Jan Marek live on a family farm in Iowa, established in 1896 and today known as Marek Land and Livestock. The couple operates the farms along with sons Tim and Brad, on land ranging from prairie to transitional, with an acre base of four sections. The enterprise has had steady, sustainable growth, and uses various conservation practices that protect the land for the next generations, including terraces, contours, no-till, grassland for the beef cows and more. Four hundred acres of rye were flown in this past fall for use as a cover crop.“I thank the ASA for their very capable legislative work and thank the World Soy Foundation for their work in providing soy as a source of protein in those areas of difficult food production.” (Photo Credit: Farm News)Larry said his concerns for the future of agriculture include nutrient management, water management, over regulation without scientific research and the misunderstanding regarding GMO crops and their necessity in feeding a growing population. Transition to following generations due to tax laws and the difficulty for younger farmers in establishing a unit capable of providing a living for a farm family is also a concern.“I believe one of the most challenging problems for the future will be getting food to the growing populations in the poorer countries,” Larry said. “I thank the ASA for their very capable legislative work and thank the World Soy Foundation for their work in providing soy as a source of protein in those areas of difficult food production.”In addition to managing his farms, Larry finds time to get involved in various leadership roles within the industry. He is serving his fourth year as a United Soybean Board (USB) director and was recently elected to the Strategic Management committee. Larry is confident USB will continue to invest check-off dollars wisely in serving markets and developing new uses and markets that will provide the highest returns for U.S. soybean producers. He also served as a State Representative in Iowa following his service on the Iowa Promotion Board and the Iowa Soybean Association for a number of years.“I’m excited about the development of High Oleic soybeans knowing that this is one of the factors that will make us more competitive in the oils market,” Larry said. “There are a number of projects coming forward that will add value to our soybeans, as well as what’s yet to be accomplished in genetics.”The WSF thanks Larry for his leadership in our industry and especially for his support of our mission of reducing malnutrition through the power of soy. To join Larry and hundreds of others in supporting the WSF, click here to give the gift of protein today! Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to stay up-to-date on the most recent news.last_img read more

Cowlitz Jail inmate dies at Vancouver hospital

first_imgLONGVIEW (AP) — An inmate who collapsed at the Cowlitz County Jail died Thursday at a Vancouver hospital.The Clark County medical examiner’s office will conduct on autopsy and the Cowlitz County sheriff’s office is investigating what happened to 28-year-old Jenny Lynn Borelis.The Daily News reported she hit her head Sunday when a Kelso police officer used a stun gun to stop her from running away. She was wanted on arrest warrants from the Department of Corrections.Borelis was examined at a Longview hospital before she was booked into jail. She collapsed Wednesday and was taken to another where she died.Borelis had told police she used heroin and meth and was infected with hepatitis C.last_img read more

Power fully restored after sailboat strikes power lines in Keys

first_imgNEAR TAVERNIER, Fla. (WSVN) — Utility crews have successfully restored power after a sailboat struck some power lines in the Keys.The impact of the collision cause a brief outage in the area south of Tavernier, Tuesday.The boat was safely removed from the area.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Adorable pups need loving homes

first_imgAdorable crossbreed puppies are looking for a loving home. If you are interested in adopting these playful sweethearts, then contact Annamarie Koen of the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) as soon as possible. There are also cats and dogs up for adoption. A male Boerboel cross is urgently in need of a good home.Would you like to give an “orphan” some tender loving care?The love and devotion you will receive in return will be 10-fold, so adopt today!The league still urgently needs a stationery cupboard. If you have one and are willing to donate it, please contact the AACL.A heartfelt thank you to Pierre Massyn and Buy ‘n Save for their kind donations of dog food towards the league.If you are interested in making a contribution or you have a query, pay a visit to the kennels (on the N11 just before the Limit Hill robots) or contact Annamarie on 076-151-1784.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Book Fair hits San José

first_imgNo related posts. From the print editionCosta Rica’s XIII International Book Fair kicked off Aug. 24 with a little bit of Caribbean flavor. In step with this year’s Afro-Caribbean theme, the 10-day festival features music and cultural events from the Limón area, and presentations from two distinguished Caribbean authors: Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, and Horace Campbell.In total, the fair includes more than 150 events related to culture, music and, of course, reading. “The main goal of the festival every year is to promote the inclusion of reading and the creation of reading as a habit,” said Ana González, the fair’s producer. “Many activities are geared towards children, as they are the most impressionable, but we also hope to encourage adults to read.”Featuring 46 international book exhibitions, the fair aims to promote Costa Rican culture and give an opportunity for an exchange of ideas from across the globe.One of the many authors and booksellers at the fair, Carlos Arauz began writing books about Costa Rican culture because it fascinated him as a child. “The purpose of my books is to rescue the traditions and customs of Costa Rica,” he said. “My books are for people who just want a little bit of context and information about the country they are in.”The festival is being held at the Antigua Aduana in San José. It ends Sunday. Facebook Commentslast_img read more