Europa League: AEK Won at Rijeka, Apollon Drew with Lyon

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares Crowd disorder marred Cologne’s return to European competition after 25 years as the German team’s fans caused havoc in London and forced the Europa League game against Arsenal to be delayed on Thursday.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was surprised that the game was eventually played after a one-hour delay, with his team winning 3-1.The presence of thousands of ticketless Cologne fans, who marched through the streets of the British capital, made it hard for ticketholders to enter the Emirates Stadium.Police said four people were arrested for public order offenses. About 20,000 Cologne fans came to London, after only 3,000 tickets were allocated to them.“At some stage I thought they would not play the game, because I can’t see the police taking any risk,” Wenger said. “We live in a society of 100 percent security and I thought they would never take a gamble to play this game when I saw the images around the stadium. But I must say our supporters as well dealt well with the situation as well and there was no aggravation.”Wenger said Cologne supporters had been “very clever” to enter the stadium undetected.“I don’t know how they managed to infiltrate our fans and get everywhere but they did that very well,” he said. “I don’t know if they went through Arsenal membership, on the internet … they did very well.”Cologne coach Peter Stoger declined to be questioned on the actions of the supporters.“I have no comment about the fans,” he said. “I’m the coach. My job is the team. My job is football not the fans.”Cologne sits winless on the bottom of the Bundesliga, but its fans — walled off by security guards in the stadium were celebrating after only nine minutes when Jhon Cordoba lobbed goalkeeper David Ospina from 40 yards out.It took Arsenal 40 minutes to reply, through substitute Sead Kolasinac. Alexis Sanchez hit the match-winner, and started the move for the last goal, a rebound effort finished by Hector Bellerin as Arsenal won a Group H match that is likely to lead to UEFA charges over the disorder.___MILAN START FASTMilan started quickly in subduing host Austria Vienna 5-1 as forward Andre Silva scored a hat trick.Midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu opened the scoring after seven minutes then set up two for Silva in the 10th and 20th.“We played quickly, particularly in the first 20 minutes, finishing the game off clinically,” Milan coach Vincenzo Montella said. “This was a big win for us.”Alexandar Borkovic’s header reduced the deficit early in the second half, Silva completed his hat trick, and Suso finished the rout just a minute after coming off the bench.After three years away, AC Milan returned to European competition as perhaps the favorite — at least until December when eight teams jump in as a result of placing third in a Champions League group.AEK won at Rijeka 2-1 in the Group D game.___EVERTON STRUGGLESAtalanta struck three times in the first half to beat struggling Everton 3-0 in Group E on a triumphant return to Europe. Lyon drew with Apollon of Cyprus 1-1 in the group’s other game.___BRAGA RALLIESHoffenheim’s confidence after beating Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday was pricked by Braga, which rallied from a goal down to beat the German host 2-1.Sandro Wagner headed in a Pavel Kaderabek cross for Hoffenheim to lead in Group C. Joao Carlos equalized, and another Ricardo Esgaio cross set up the match-winner for Dyego Sousa after the break. In the other game in the group, Ludogorets and Istanbul Basaksehir drew 0-0.___SOCIEDAD SURGEReal Sociedad scored twice within a minute early in the first half on the way to a 4-0 victory over Rosenborg in Group L. Diego Llorente netted the opener nine minutes into the game, and the closer in the second half. It extended Sociedad’s fine start to the season, with the team opening the Spanish league with three wins.___OTHER GROUPSIn another high-scorer, Alassane Plea scored the first two goals to lead Nice over Zulte Waregem 5-1 in Group K.Another Italian club, Lazio, came from a 2-1 down to win 3-2 at Dutch side Vitesse in its Group K opener. Murgia scored the winner 15 minutes from time after Ciro Immobile equalized eight minutes earlier.Marseille beat Turkey’s Konyaspor 1-0 in Group I courtesy of a header by Adil Rami from Dimitri Payet’s corner kick.KAREL JANICEK, Associated Presslast_img read more

Robert Smith Claims He Was The First Ohio State NFL Player To Say “The”

first_imgTwo analysts talk on one of the Big Ten network's shows.BTN.You’ve heard it a lot over the years.A former Ohio State football player introduces himself during an NFL broadcast and concludes his introduction with an emphatic, “The Ohio State University.”Who started that tradition?Apparently, it was former Buckeye running back Robert Smith.“It is true,” Smith said on the Big Ten Network earlier this week. “It was the official name of the university and they made a point in around 1994 to emphasize it.”It was Robert Smith who started saying THE Ohio State University in the NFL introductions!— Buckeye Videos+ (@BuckeyeVideos) September 1, 2016Smith played at Ohio State in the early 1990s before going on to star in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. He played in the NFL from 1993-2000.So, when you hear that first “The Ohio State University” this fall, you’ll know who started it.last_img read more

Premier League: Forget quadruple, focus on Cardiff, says Manchester City coach Guardiola

first_img Reuters ManchesterApril 3, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 15:58 IST Pep Guardiola wants Manchester United to focus on the Wednesday Premier League match against Cardiff City. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPep Guardiola wants his players to forget about winning all four titles in the seasonHe says that if legendary teams with iconic players couldn’t do it, why should they?He wants the team to focus on the Wednesday Premier League match against Cardiff CityManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has told his players to put thoughts of a potential quadruple to the back of their minds and focus on Wednesday’s game against Cardiff City in the Premier League.With the League Cup already in the bag, Guardiola’s side are second in the league, two points behind Liverpool but with a game in hand, and have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League and semi-finals of the FA Cup.While his side have every chance of claiming all three remaining titles still up for grabs, Guardiola said they could just as easily come away with nothing.”In one week or three days we can lose all three titles,” he told a news conference on Tuesday. “Why talk about the quadruple when in this country – a legendary country – it has never happened before.”Legendary teams like Liverpool, the period (of Manchester United) with Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, Arsene Wenger with Arsenal – no one did it. So why should we do it?”#mancity #FULMCI City (@ManCityCatala) March 29, 2019Victory over Cardiff would lift City back above Liverpool before they face Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup semis on Saturday. They then face Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of their Champions League tie on Tuesday.”I’m not in the minds of my players and the fans to tell them what to think,” Guardiola added. “If they want to dream and think about winning everything, I’m not a guy to say anything.advertisement”Of course we are there but I said to the players, ‘Forget about it, don’t think too much. In one week or three days we can lose all three titles, that’s the reality.”I know in your heads we can win all the titles, but for now it’s Cardiff.'”Also Read | Zinedine Zidane wants Rafael Varane to stay but is ambiguous about Gareth Bale futureAlso Read | Premier League: Arsenal climb to third spot with 2-0 victory over NewcastleAlso Read | Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent managerAlso Watch | What is wrong with their culture? Sangakkara, Styris discuss RCB’s poor start to IPL 2019For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Pep GuardiolaFollow SoccerFollow Premier LeagueFollow Manchester City Premier League: Forget quadruple, focus on Cardiff, says Manchester City coach GuardiolaManchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants the team to put thoughts of winning all four titles of the season at the back of their heads and focus on the Wednesday Premier League match against Cardiff City.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Why You Should Go Solo on a Group Travel Trip with Modern Adventure

first_img Market in Florence, Italy. Royce Mitchell 1. The Coliseum. 2. Pienza, Italy. Next 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Roman pizza. Sam Slaughter/The Manual In addition to wine and olive oil tastings, lunches at Roman staples, and dinners at resplendent restaurants, the curated expedition featured a visit to a sheep farm to see how cheese is made and what was perhaps the crowning moment of the trip: a multi-course meal prepared by McFadden (and his former sous chef Jacob Brenner, who happened to be in the area while traveling), who gathered all of the ingredients in locals markets then cooked them on the grounds of an abbey that was constructed in 1180.Eleven-freaking-eighty.Beyond anything you can eat or drink, Modern Adventure’s experiences offer immersion in the culture of a place. Whether it was taking part in a guided tour of literally anywhere in Rome (you could close your eyes and point and find yourself face-to-face with millennia of history) or paddling the Arno River and floating underneath the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, guests were offered an intimate and exclusive look at Italy. Taking in the Ponte Vecchio. From underneath it. With sparkling wine in hand. Not too shabby. #moadtravelerA post shared by Sam Slaughter (@slaughterwrites) on Jun 7, 2018 at 1:00pm PDT That sounds great and all, but you’re probably asking why we said at the beginning that you should go solo on a group excursion. Well, you don’t have to — travel is always fun when you have someone whom you know by your side — but you may be surprised by the opportunities that arise when you’re on your own.Why You Should Travel Alone Editors’ Recommendations For the company’s first trip in summer 2018, Modern Adventure tapped award-winning chef Joshua McFadden, the chef/owner of two Portland, Oregon, restaurants — Ava Gene’s and Tusk — and author of the James Beard-winning cookbook, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables. Over the course of seven days and six nights, those on the trip explored not only the rich history of Italy— from the Coliseum in Rome to il Duomo in Florence — but also indulged in the gustatory and oenological delights that the country is known for (they do one or two things right). While that would be enough to carry any normal vacation, Modern Adventure went further than that. Any kind of travel — whether it’s halfway around the world or just to the other side of town — has the opportunity to change you. It’s obvious when you think about a major trip to another country: You go through different government’s customs, eat different things, surround yourself in a different language, and generally reflect a lifestyle different than your own. However, a trip to the other side of town can also be transformative, even if you don’t necessarily experience a different culture.Sam Slaughter/InstagramIt’s in those moments of transformation that you are able to see who you really are. Can you successfully navigate a foreign city’s transit system or will you end up a mess, screaming at Siri to just translate the G-D signs for you? Can you share a glass of wine with a total stranger and revel in the slight alcohol haze that overtakes you or will you buy a bottle of whatever and avoid all eye contact? Whatever path you choose, you’ve learned something about yourself in that moment, no matter how small the thing is.It’s these moments, too, that are becoming more and more important to millennials. It’s been shown time and again that millennials prefer experiences over stuff, which is where a company like Modern Adventure comes in.Modern Adventure is a concierge travel service that works with tastemakers in all facets of culture (food, fitness, et cetera) to prepare and execute customized trips that showcase specific places and offer experiences that you’d be hard-pressed to be able to accomplish on your own 1 of 5center_img The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now Dish prepared by chef Joshua McFadden. Royce Mitchell 463 steps later, the view from the top of Il Duomo is something else. So. Much. History. Everywhere. ?: @sarahjoymmmA post shared by Sam Slaughter (@slaughterwrites) on Jun 9, 2018 at 2:14am PDT On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Pecorino sheeps’ cheese. Sam Slaughter/The Manual Neopolitan pizzas. Sam Slaughter/The Manual Previous Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn You’re going to a foreign country, what could be more adventurous than meeting a bunch of strangers in a place you’ve probably never been before?Those strangers we mentioned above? Sure, it would be great if they all liked the exact same things as you, but it’s just as fun (if not more fun) to be in a place with strangers, learning in hypertime about them as you’re simultaneously learning about the place you’re in.In a time so seemingly dependent on networking, who knows who you are going to meet? With so many different people, the possibilities are almost endless.If you need it, you’ve still got alone time.When you get back, no one can correct any of the stories you tell if you decide to go the rogue route and just make stuff up (though, with a tailored trip like the ones Modern Adventure offers, you wouldn’t have to).Finally (and again), because why not? Seriously. If millennials are all about experiences, forge your next adventure in a way you’ve never done before?The cost of Modern Adventure trips vary and include most of the meals and activities, but not the airfare. Upcoming trips include “True Cambodia” with Deana Saukum in March 2019 and a women-only trip to the Greek islands with fitness pro Lacey Stone in September. For more information about Modern Adventure or to sign up for a vacation, check out the company’s website.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,969.03, down 69.94 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 10 cents, or 1.33 per cent, to $7.32 on 13.7 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down 16 cents, or 2.22 per cent, to $7.06 on 7.2 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up five cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $3.14 on 6.7 million shares. The company’s operation in Northern Ireland was chosen by Airbus as a supplier on a new engine nacelle program. Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services will develop and manufacture a new thrust reverser for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo family of aircraft.NAPEC Inc. (TSX:NPC). Business Services. Up 49 cents, or 34.03 per cent, to $1.93 on 6.3 million shares.Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX:NMX). Miner. Up 18 cents, or 8.96 per cent, to $2.19 on 5.1 million shares.Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO). Miner. Up $1.55, or 12.87 per cent, to $13.59 on 4.6 million shares. A rival of the Saskatoon-based uranium producer announced plans to cut production. Kazakhstan’s state-owned Kazatomprom announced it plans to reduce uranium production by 20 per cent for three years, starting in January.Companies reporting major news:Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE). Oil and gas. Down 22 cents, or 1.41 per cent, to $15.41 on 1.05 million shares. The Calgary-based company announced it is planning to increase its capital spending in 2018 to between $2.9 billion and $3.1 billion. That includes up to $1.1 billion on growth projects and up to $2 billion on sustaining and corporate spending.last_img read more

North American stocks fall amid USChina tariff threats loonie lower

first_imgNorth American stock markets closed lower as U.S. President Donald Trump stoked more trade fears with a threat to impose tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, which said it would retaliate.The escalating tension on trade sent European and Asian markets lower as well, while growth-linked commodities like copper and crude fell.“There’s definitely some element of pressure here as we go through the trade war fears, as well as the rhetoric for tariffs,” said Sid Mokhtari, executive director of institutional equity research at CIBC.The dip in commodities included the August crude contract closing down 79 cents at US$64.90 per barrel and the July copper contract ending down six cents at US$3.05 a pound.The retreat is a symptom of recent escalations but the fundamental story of global growth and reflation are still true, said Mokhtari.Commodities have also suffered because of the rising U.S. dollar following the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise rates last week, he said.“We’re seeing US dollar strength, which has had net negative effects on cyclical commodities, and you’re seeing that pressure reflected in the stocks.”The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 67.10 points at 16,316.53, led by losses in the base metal sector.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average ended down 287.26 points at 24,700.21. The S&P 500 index closed down 11.16 points at 2,762.59 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 21.44 points at 7,725.59.Smaller, more U.S. focused stocks were doing better than more internationally-focused U.S. stocks, said Mokhtari.The Canadian dollar averaged 75.32 cents US, down 0.39 of a US cent, as it continues to face the twin pressures of rising U.S. rates and trade fears, especially related to NAFTA.“It’s a confluence of trade fears and trade assumptions, as well as the Fed decision that happened last week,” said Mokhtari.He said the Canadian dollar could keep falling to somewhere around 73 cents as pressure persists.‘We still see follow-through weakness for the C-dollar.”The August gold contract closed down US$1.50 at US$1,278.60 an ounce and the July natural gas contract ended down five cents at US$2.90 per mmBTU.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated that the S&P 500 closed down 11.18 points at 2,762.57.last_img read more

UN antidrug agency launches projects to stem heroin flow from Central Asia

With Central Asia turning into a hotspot for international heroin trafficking following the return of massive opium cultivation in Afghanistan, the United Nations anti-drug agency launched five new major projects totalling more than $17 million this week in a bid to cut off the narcotics flow from the region into Europe.The project agreements, signed by a senior official of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and high-level officials of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, focus on improved law enforcement, better border controls and cooperation between Central Asian enforcement agencies and with Afghan law enforcement bodies.The Director of UNODC’s Division for Operations, Sumru Noyan, met with Prime Minister Nikolai Tanayev of Kyrgyzstan, Deputy Prime Minister Saidamir Zukhurov of Tajikistan, General Prosecutor Rashidjon Kadyrov of Uzbekistan, and leading officials from the respective Ministries for Foreign Affairs, Interior and other agencies.The assistance is in line with a UN Security Council meeting held earlier this week on the drug threat from Afghanistan, which stressed the need both for stronger coordinated action to help Afghanistan halt opium poppy cultivation and for aiding neighbouring countries to curb drug trafficking, organized crime and terrorism.In Tajikistan, three new projects worth more than $10 million will help the Drug Control Agency, created with UN support in 1999, lead and coordinate drug enforcement, and provide equipment and training to customs and border control agencies, including the Russian Federal Border Service, in their control of the 1,200 kilometre-long Afghan-Tajik border.In Kyrgyzstan, UNODC is providing more than $6 million to help support a drug control agency there, and in Uzbekistan a countrywide database will be set up for information sharing and access to cases and legislative data.All three countries are seeing more trafficking of already-processed heroin, higher heroin purity levels, and more vigilant, aggressive, and better organized illicit trafficking operations, in particular since opium production has moved into the northern provinces of Afghanistan, a region with close and direct routes into Central Asia.In addition to being a prime heroin transit area, mainly to Europe and Russia, Central Asian countries are facing dramatic heroin-abuse increases. The number of HIV/AIDS infections from intravenous injection has soared, and there are fears that they may further multiply since heroin is widely and easily available. read more

States are more willing to work together against terrorism but loopholes remain

Member States are now more willing than ever to “band together” to prevent the movement of terrorists and their supporters across borders, but unpoliced frontiers and forged documents still allow such travel, a United Nations team said in a new report released today.The 51-page document is the fifth report by a team of experts set up to monitor and support sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban and associated individuals and entities, and it covers a wide range of measures, including travel bans, an arms embargo and financial restrictions set up following various Security Council resolutions on the issue.“The Team has seen an increasing willingness of States to band together to prevent the movement of terrorists and their supporters across borders, and these efforts have made a difference. But at the same time, there is no doubt that listed persons continue to travel and the problems of unpoliced borders, and widely available stolen, falsified or forged documents remain persistent and difficult to address,” the report states.“The Team continues to believe that the arms embargo should take into account the evolution in terrorists’ tactics in order to address the threat posed by listed individuals and entities. States need a clearer definition of their obligations under the arms embargo in order to better implement this sanction and to make it more effective.”Another widespread frustration among States, the report highlights, is a lack of proper knowledge and understanding of the nature of the threat and the best way to deal with it, citing in particular the “transnational nature of Al-Qaida and the subversive appeal of its message leave many States at a loss.” To counter this, the Team, which undertook various field visits for the report, brought together groups of very senior intelligence and security officials and also contacted many others to try to identify new measures and actions that the Security Council Committee dedicated to this issue could consider.A list of individuals and entities that the Committee agrees are members of or associated with Al-Qaida, Usama Bin Laden and the Taliban is at the centre of the sanctions regime and its efficient distribution is vital to successful implementation, the report stresses. As of the end of July, this list – known as the Consolidated List – had 478 entries: 142 individuals and one entity associated with the Taliban, and 213 individuals and 122 entities associated with Al-Qaida. As well as focusing on the need to make the various sanctions more effective and relevant to the threat, the Team’s report also calls for improving procedures for adding and removing names from the Consolidated List, as well as the need to increase the involvement of as wide a range of UN Member States as possible.“Over the last six months Al-Qaida, Usama Bin Laden and the Taliban have made some gains and suffered some losses. The violence in Afghanistan has increased considerably, and there has been no let up in Iraq, with Al-Qaida’s contribution remaining disproportionate to its size.”“But there have also been deaths and arrests. Ahmad Fadil Nazal Al-Khalayleh (also known as Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi), killed in Iraq in June, and Shamil Basayev, killed in Ingushetia, Russian Federation, in July, both on the Consolidated List, were key leaders… There have been many arrests and disrupted plots, only some of which have been announced publicly. Despite warnings by Al-Qaida of major imminent attacks against Western countries, none has occurred, at least not yet.” read more

New US sanctions target Russias largest bank as well as energy and

WASHINGTON – The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia’s largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defence companies.The sanctions were imposed in co-ordination with the European Union, which unveiled its own package of penalties hours earlier. Officials said the parallel penalties are aimed at punishing Russia for deepening its provocations in Ukraine, including sending forces and weaponry across the border.The penalties were levied despite a fragile cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists. However, officials said the sanctions could be rolled back if the separatists and Russia implement the agreement in good faith.A prime target of the new sanctions is Sberbank of Russia, the country’s largest financial institution. The bank accounts for approximately a quarter of Russian banking assets and a third of its banking capital, according to the Obama administration.Sberbank, along with five other previously sanctioned Russian banks, will now face restrictions if it seeks debt financing of longer than 30 days. The European Union issued similar restrictions Friday, effectively locking the Russian banks out of any long-term debt financing from the West.The U.S. was also prohibiting U.S. entities from exporting goods services or technology to help Russian energy companies with the exploration of production of potentially lucrative oil projects. The sanctioned Russian companies include Gazprom, the world’s largest extractor of natural gas, and Rosneft, an oil company owned by the Russian government.The penalties could impact major U.S. companies that have partnered with key players in Russia’s energy industry.Also targeted by the U.S. sanctions are five Russian defence companies that produce weapons, ammunition and anti-aircraft systems.????????????????????????????????????????-?????????? o??? by Julie Pace, The Associated Press Posted Sep 12, 2014 8:15 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New US sanctions target Russia’s largest bank, as well as energy and defence sectors read more

Fanmade Fallout Monopoly replaces Boardwalk with Megaton

first_imgThere are so many Monopoly variants today that it’s easy to wonder whether or not your opponents have ever played the original, but this is one that we can fully stand behind. Fallout Monopoly is a one-of-a-kind gameboard that you’ll likely never get to play, but will drool over all the same.The incredibly in-depth Fallout world makes it easy come up with ideas for bringing the series into your tabletop gaming life. The dedicated among us probably have a Nuka Cola bottle sitting on the shelf, or maybe a custom PC mod that gives other gamers reason to pause and smile. One loving husband decided that his wife needed to have the ultimate tribute to Fallout, and spent eight months crafting a custom variant of Monopoly surrounding the post-apocalyptic series.There are plenty of basic adaptations that can be made when you want to put together a custom Monopoly game. You can change the money, customize the icons, or — if you’re really creative — put together some cool custom players to run around your new board game. At the end, it’s usually still Monopoly as you know it. Reddit user XsimonbelmontX started with those things, you’ve got your bottlecap currency, your Vault-Tec Chance cards, and a collection of custom figurines. He then went one step further and created a whole new set of rules surrounding the traditional Monopoly game.While normally you’d be plenty busy creating a real estate empire while racing to pass G.O.A.T. and collect your 200 caps every round, Fallout Monopoly also features a series of Perks that you can use to give your character an advantage in the game. You can grab 25 extra caps by passing G.O.A.T. with the Educated perk, or grab two Vault-Tec cards instead of one with the Scrounger perk. On top of this, there’s a special die that is rolled every turn, to determine if you’re going to get an extra Vault-Tec card. Since these cards can be good or bad, the pace of the game looks like it could change pretty quickly each turn.It wouldn’t be Fallout if you were just running around seeing who could own the most Vaults, either. Each Vault has its own positive and negative effect, based very closely on your interactions in the game. Gambling properties can be either good or bad to own, as it allows the player that lands on those spaces the ability to either lose money to you or win money from you. On top of this, you can attack and be attacked by other characters on the board. It’s never made clear what the consequences are if you are killed, but it’s not hard to imagine the obvious setback you’d face in that situation.Unfortunately, this is a one-of-a-kind gameboard. XsimonbelmontX speculates that making another board like this would would cost about $200, but if the goal is to sell them there’s likely some licensing issues to consider. As amazing as it would be for an official version of this boardgame to be released, that seems equally unlikely. It wouldn’t hurt to have the full rules published for someone who wanted to re-create on their own, and possibly even see the game grow even more incredible. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY Fallout Monopoly LidFallout Monopoly LidFallout Monopoly CaseFallout Monopoly Perks 2Properties and CapsVault-Tec CardsFallout Monopoly PlayersFallout Monopoly Board3Fallout Monopoly InGameFallout Monopoly CapsFallout Monopoly Board 2Fallout Monopoly BoardFallout Monopoly BoxWp5yvAYPerkslast_img read more

Trump calls Putin sincere exUS intelligence heads hacks

first_imgHANOI, Vietnam — Days before returning home from a whirlwind trip to Asia, President Donald Trump was back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying he considers President Vladimir Putin’s denials sincere, dismissing former U.S. intelligence officials as “political hacks” and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage relations between the two countries.Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump said Russian President Vladimir Putin had again vehemently insisted — this time on the sidelines of an economic summit in Vietnam — that Moscow had not interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections. Trump declined to say whether he believed Putin, but he made clear he wasn’t interested in dwelling on the issue.“He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did,” Trump said as he traveled to Hanoi, the second-to-last stop of his Asia trip.“Every time he sees me, he said: ‘I didn’t do that.’ And I believe — I really believe — that when he tells me that, he means it,” Trump said. He called the accusation an “artificial barrier” erected by Democrats — once again casting doubt on the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia tried to interfere in the election to help the Republican Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton.Trump is in Hanoi for a brief state visit. He’ll depart for the Philippines later Sunday for a pair of summits that will close out his trip.last_img read more

Piatek reveals Champions League dream

first_imgKrzysztof Piatek hopes to make a Champions League bow soon and further revealed he knew his Genoa teammates via video games.Piatek,23, has netted 13 goals in as all competitions for Genoa since his arrival from Cracovia, earning reports of €50m offers from Napoli and Juventus.Despite the goals drying up since Ivan Juric replaced Davide Ballardini on the bench, the Poland international remains relaxed.“It’s just a coincidence,” he told the Football Italia via Corriere della Sera newspaper.“There’s no such thing as a player who scores in every single game. Plus Genoa are a big club, but not among the strongest teams in Italy right now. It’s far easier to score goals at Real Madrid or Juventus.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I never expected to be Capocannoniere of Serie A, but it’s still early days and I can’t rest on my laurels. We need goals, I am hungry for more, and those scored towards the end of the season are often more decisive.”Piatek isn’t the only one who didn’t see his success coming, as he fully admits it was a learning curve.“None of my teammates knew who I was and, to be honest, I was hoping for that clean slate. I thought to myself if they don’t know that I scored 21 goals last season and find the net almost every game, then perhaps the defenders I’ll be facing won’t know it either. So being unknown was an advantage.“I’ll admit, I didn’t know much about my Genoa teammates either. So after signing for the club, I fired up the PlayStation and searched for them on there.”last_img read more

Spotify Lite channels music your way in a 10MB app

first_img1:53 Mighty Vibe Spotify music player is like a next-gen Shuffle Post a comment It’s available on the Google Play Store in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and India.Spotify said it surpassed 100 million subscribers at the end of March. Rival service Apple Music has 60 million.First published at 4:28 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:45 a.m. PT: Adds more details. Share your voice 0 Spotify Lite is available for Android phones in Asia, Canada, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Olly Curtis/Future Publishing via Getty Images Spotify has launched a lightweight version of its music streaming app so you don’t have to worry about hitting data limits as you stream. The 10 MB Spotify Lite app is designed for older devices and operating systems, and it’s coming to 36 countries.People with free and Premium Spotify accounts can download the app on any Android device that runs the main app’s version 4.3 or higher, and you can set your own data limit — you’ll get a notification when you hit it. You can also easily clear your cache if your phone runs low on storage.Read more: Spotify, Apple Music and rivals are secretly fixing your mainstream taste in songs Mobile Musiccenter_img “Spotify Lite was built from the ground up based on user feedback from around the world, allowing millions more to enjoy the world’s best music experience — especially in areas with limited bandwidth and phone storage,” Kalle Persson, Spotify’s senior product manager, said in a release. 27 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Tags Google Play Spotify 5 tips for free-tier Spotify userslast_img read more

All 212 tracks from the Pokémon X and Y official soundtrack available

first_imgWe’re really very sorry to have to break the news, but you can’t play Pokémon X or Y all the time. Sure, you can wake up early before school or work to get some monster breeding in, you can bring your 3DS to the bathroom with you on your tedious quest to catch ’em all, and you can huddle under your blanket by the light of your 3DS screen as you train the most perfect Pokémon fainting machine before bed. However, you can’t actually play the game while you’re doing other things, like when you’re at work or in the shower. Now, with the Pokémon X and Y soundtrack available on iTunes for a measly $10, you can bring the game with you wherever you go.For that $10 entry fee, you’ll reap all 212 tracks from the game as your reward. Alternatively, if Pokémon is ruining your life as the series tends to do, you’ll receive all 212 tracks from the game as your eternal punishment for making little cute monsters fight each other for your amusement.Since this is a soundtrack to a game, don’t expect the majority of the tracks to be sweeping, three-to-five minute masterpieces of music that you can pop on and get lost in at the gym. A large portion of the tracks will just be simple tunes that get looped within the game.Mercifully, the album art is included for download (seen above) and would fit right in sitting in between your Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q albums.This is the first time a Pokémon soundtrack was made available in iTunes, but it won’t be the last. Over the course of 2014, other Pokémon game soundtracks will be released on Apple’s platform, including Black and White and their sequels, Diamond and Pearl, Ruby and Sapphire, and more.Once your phone is brimming with Pokémon tracks, we suggest you concoct a playlist of the battle themes throughout the series and listen to that when lifting weights.last_img read more

First details of new 13episode Star Trek series revealed

first_imgStar Trek is enjoying renewed interest these days as the third rebooted film prepares to hit theaters. CBS has been developing a new Trek TV series to take advantage of the hype, and now showrunner Bryan Fuller (creator of Hannibal and Pushing Daisies) has dropped some of the first real details on what he has planned.The first season of the new Star Trek series will consist of 13 episodes, a tiny drop in the bucket compared to the 762 hour-long episodes that currently make up Star Trek’s TV cannon. Still, Fuller hopes this series can do justice to the franchise with new characters and locations. He’s a long-time fan who’s always wanted to work on Star Trek, he says.The season will have one continuous story arc, which is somewhat unusual for Star Trek. Most of the older series had one-off episodes, though Deep Space 9 and Enterprise moved toward a more episodic vibe. The first six episodes of the new Trek series are being written already, and Fuller has started working on casting. Fuller also claims he’s looking at the show “through a colorblind prism and gender-blind prism.”The new Star Trek series will not air on TV, but will instead be a main tent pole of CBS’s All Access streaming service — CBS gets TV (and streaming TV) rights for Star Trek while Paramount gets movies. Episodes will be released weekly, so you’ll have to maintain an All Access subscription for at least a few months to see it all. At least Netflix has the decency to drop new shows all at once that you can binge. The series is currently scheduled to premiere in early 2017.last_img read more

NKDA installs leg press machine for public use

first_imgKolkata: In a unique move New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has installed an outdoor exercise equipment for the residents as a part of the green and happy city initiative.This is for the first time in Bengal when such equipment has been installed for the public. It may be mentioned that in Bhutan, open air outdoor equipment have been installed for visitors and local people to use as a part of the implementation of the wellness concept. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has also decided to set up outdoor gymnasiums in its parts and squares.The leg press machine has been installed near the Nazrul Tirtha bus stand. People across ages throng the bus stop and some of them have already started working out using the machine. The concept behind installing the equipment is staying fit while waiting for buses.The leg press machine is very useful as it stimulates the quads, glutes and hamstrings to their maximum potential. As many elderly people suffer from knee problems, using the machine can give them relief.All sportsmen, athletes, swimmers and cyclists use similar machines to increase the strength of their leg muscles.If successful, NKDA will install other such equipment for the public. New Town is fast coming up as a green and happy city. Steps have already been taken to increase the green cover. It is the first area where air-conditioned electric buses have been introduced.last_img read more

Automate Mouse and Keyboard Activity with PlayStatic

first_imgAutomate Mouse and Keyboard Activity with PlayStatic by Martin Brinkmann on November 05, 2018 in Software – 9 commentsPlayStatic is a free program for Microsoft’s Windows operating system to automate mouse and keyboard activity.Automation can be useful at times to complete repetitive tasks faster or without user action. Basic examples include a test scenario where the same set of actions is performed over and over again, or a computer game where you need to repeat the same task over and over again (think Idle games or games that involve a lot of farming).PlayStatic needs to be installed before it can be used. The installer holds no surprises and you get the option to run the program directly after setup completes.Automate Mouse and KeyboardPlayStatic supports two main modes: you can use the recording mode in which all mouse and keyboard activity is recorded automatically, or use manually mode to specify actions individually.Automatic mode is without the shadow of a doubt easier to setup. Activate the Recording tab in the interface and click on the “start recording” button to create a new list of tasks. Check the “hide PlayStatic interface” to hide it automatically when you start a recording.The application records mouse and keyboard activity automatically and displays all recorded events in the interface.Each event is listed with its type, e.g. keydown or mousemove, position on the screen, delay value, and other data. Select “stop recording” when you are done.You get options to manipulate the recording; you may remove items from the listing or modify them individually.Recordings can be saved to the local system and loaded at a later point in time.Manual mode picks up any recording that you loaded or created so that you may add manual actions to the list of tasks.One limitation of the supported manual mode is that you can’t create certain tasks, e.g. mousewheel events. The majority of tasks, key presses, mouse clicks or movement, are supported, however.Select the “run tasks” tab when you are ready to run a recording. You can run recordings once or multiple times. While there is no “run until stop” option, tasks can be repeated up to one million times.PlayStatic supports some options such as hotkeys to start and end recordings, or to run a task automatically on program start.Closing Words and VerdictPlayStatic is a well designed program to record mouse and keyboard activity to replay the recorded list of events automatically and near indefinitely. The program can be useful for a number of scenarios, from the already mentioned test and gaming scenarios to stress tests and any other task that requires the same set of mouse and keyboard actions.Now You: Do you use task automation programs?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 5 votes Software Name PlayStaticOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Update Teenager arrested for stealing baby

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A 16-year-old female suspect appeared in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, October 26, for child stealing.This after six-week-old baby girl Seluleko was taken from her mother at a shopping centre in the CBD the previous day (Tuesday, October 25).The mother was shopping in the CBD area when she was approached by a young girl who showed interest in her baby. After spending some time talking, the mother believed the young girl to be trustworthy.The girl convinced the mother to let her play with the baby while she finished her shopping. By the time she got back to them, the girl and the baby were gone.The mother frantically searched around the centre, but could not find them. The distraught mother quickly made her way to Ladysmith police station, where two officers on duty immediately sprung into action. They viewed video footage at the centre, as well as footage from the local Public Safety camera system.The police officers interviewed people at the taxi rank and established that the suspect had boarded a taxi to Ezakheni E-Section. The officers rushed to the area and sourced more information, which led them to a house where they found the 16-year-old suspect and the baby. The baby was unharmed. The mother couldn’t hold back tears of joy at being reunited with her baby after just over three hours, thanks to the tenacity and quick response of the police officers.The suspect has since been released into the custody of her parents.KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Bhekinkosi Langa would like to place on record his appreciation to everyone who assisted them with valuable information that led to the speedy arrest. “We appeal to mothers not to be convinced to hand over their babies to anyone, no matter how friendly or trustworthy they may seem,” he said.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!last_img read more

US officials arrive to prepare Obama visit

first_imgA group of 40 officials from the United States government arrived in Costa Rica on Wednesday to prepare logistics for the visit of President Barack Obama.Obama will visit Costa Rica in early May to participate in the summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA).The president will also have a bilateral meeting with Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla.Communications Minister Francisco Chacón confirmed that the U.S. staff will analyze all aspects of the locations where the president will visit.Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo said that in the coming days Costa Rica’s government will send formal invitations to all Central American presidents, although the president of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, already confirmed his participation last Monday.Obama will visit Costa Rica May 3-4 after a stop in Mexico the previous day. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Teatro Espressivo brings message of peace to National Theater anniversary

first_imgRelated posts:Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica ‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José VIDEO: A closer look at ‘Battlefield’ before its Costa Rican premiere Facebook Comments On many levels, it’s a uniquely Costa Rican story.For starters, it’s taking place under the roof of what is arguably the country’s most iconic building, its National Theater, which this month turns 120. But the theater’s anniversary celebrations also showcase this country’s generations of international residents. Its rich yet accessible artistic traditions. Its historic commitment to peace.And coffee, coffee everywhere, the influence of the “golden bean” permeating the event: from the coffee barons who were instrumental in erecting the theater in the first place, to Steve Aronson, the former Café Britt president who founded Teatro Espressivo and was the architect of the anniversary’s centerpiece, a special presentation of Peter Brook’s “Battlefield.” The acclaimed work will take to the National Theater stage on Oct. 18 and 19, leading up to the official anniversary celebration on Oct. 20.“It’s a reflection on the effects of war: what peace really means and what war really means for people,” Aronson told The Tico Times this week in a phone interview. “That… made me think that this is a really great play to bring for 120 years of the National Theater. [Peace] is part of Costa Rica’s contribution to the world.” Sean O’Callaghan, Ery Nzaramba and Carole Karemera in ‘Battlefield.’ Pascal Victor / ArtComArtThe work is based on the Mahabharata, a massive Indian epic eight times longer than the Iliad and the Odyssey put together. It tells the story of the conflict between the five Pandava brothers and their cousins, the Kauravas. In the work, the defeated king and his victor reflect on the nature of the conflict that has left millions dead.Brook – a legendary British theater and film director, Royal Shakespeare Company veteran, and author – has drawn inspiration from the Mahabharata for decades. In the 1980s, he famously staged a nine-hour version of the epic around the world, and made a film by the same name in 1989.Aronson said he has been aware of Brook’s passion for the work since that time.“I’d heard of it, this crazy idea,” he recalls. “People would rent a theater and stay the whole day and eat – it was an 11-hour experience. I was in Costa Rica then, but it was something that stuck in my mind.”Nearly three decades later, Brook returned to the Mahabharata in a different form: “Battlefield,” a crisp 70 minutes written by Brook and his longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne.“If we have decided to come back to this work now, it is because there was the need to find something relevant for us today,” Brook wrote in 2015 when “Battlefield” premiered. “The Indians say – and it could sound a little vain – that everything is contained in the Mahabharata and if it is not in the Mahabharata, then it does not exist… Our real audience is Obama, Hollande, Putin and all the presidents. The question is, how do they see their opponents in this day and age?” Cast members Carole Karemera, Sean O’Callaghan, Jared McNeill and Ery Nzaramba in “Battlefield.” Caroline MoreauThe play, which will be presented in English with Spanish subtitles, brings together an international cast that has garnered rave reviews around the world during its international tour (The Guardian called it “breathtaking” and “a dazzling piece of theatre”).The shows next week will include a special presentation for high-school students in the International Baccalaureate program. Expanding IB access to Costa Rican schools is another of Aronson’s passions and the second pillar of his Demain Foundation; the others are the Teatro Espressivo Association and Proparques, which supports the country’s National Parks.“The fact that we were able to have this in the National Theater and bring 850 11th and 12th  graders from public and private schools all over the country, in one place, is really great,” he said. “This was a negotiation with Des Bouffes du Nord [the Parisian theater behind ‘Battlefield’] because it’s an extra performance.”The circumstances of this production are full of historical echoes, winks and coincidences that are somehow typical of life in Costa Rica. The National Theater, whose construction was partially funded by the contributions of coffee industry leaders at the time, is hosting a work brought about by a person who has shaped that industry’s modern era in Costa Rica. The first work ever staged at the theater was, like this one, born in France: the new theater welcomed the French Opera Company in 1897. Aronson said that according to “theater legend,” Brook staged his nine-hour Mahabharata in the 1980s shortly after a lengthy visit to Costa Rica, so in a way, the work is coming home.And if Aronson has his way, this show, just like that inaugural performance in 1897, will represent a cultural tradition that is just getting started: this time, a new level of passion for theater in Costa Rica.“What we want to do over the next year or two is bring world-class theater to Costa Rica,” he said of his work with Espressivo. “By world-class theater I mean: ‘Battlefield’ is something that has been successful in New York, San Francisco, London. We want to put Costa Rica on the map of that.” ‘Battlefield’ will be staged at the National Theater in downtown San José in English with Spanish subtitles on Weds. Oct. 18 and Thurs. Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets run from 8,000 to 15,000; purchase tickets or learn more here.Take a look inside the National Theater in this Tico Times video:last_img read more