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first_imgAt least seven persons were killed in landslides at three places in the hill district of Tamenglong in Manipur in the wee hours on Wednesday, police said. The incidents took place between 2.30 am to 3.00 am at Tamenglong town, they said. Rescue operations are on with the help of the district administration and state police, a police officer said, adding poor accessibility of the area was causing hindrance to the operations. Unofficial reports said the victims were mostly children.last_img

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn The Minnesota Lynx are no strangers to celebration. Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and a proud core have danced in the confetti and bathed in bubbly four times now.Boring? Hardly. If anything, the champagne tastes sweeter than ever.Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 on Wednesday night. Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Basketball Share on Facebook Grand Final solo tries, racing run-in drama and inexplicable celebrations WNBAcenter_img Topics Read more “I think every time you do this, it gets a little more special because it gets a little harder,” Whalen said. “And more meaningful because you know it’s not easy. It’s not something we try to take for granted ever.”Moore had 18 points and 10 rebounds and hit a huge runner with 26 seconds to play, Whalen had 17 points and eight assists and Seimone Augustus added 14 points, six assists and six boards to help the Lynx move into a tie with the Houston Comets for most titles in league history. The Lynx staved off elimination twice in this series, winning Games 4 and 5, and avenged a last-second loss to the Sparks in Minnesota last season that prevented them from making history a year sooner.Candace Parker had 19 points, 15 rebounds and five assists for the Sparks, who were looking to become the first repeat champions in 15 years. Chelsea Gray had 15 points and eight assists, but Nneka Ogwumike fouled out with 5:29 to play and finished with 11 points. Los Angeles turned it over 17 times.With a team that had the makings of a new dynasty bearing down on it, the Lynx responded to reassert their own. They have been in the finals in six of the last seven years and now find themselves in the company of Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes and the Comets that dominated the league’s early days.“They wanted to take their place next to the Houston Comets,” coach Cheryl Reeve said. “So they did it.”The game the Lynx rule now is bigger, faster and deeper and the proud core of Moore, Rebekkah Brunson, Augustus and Whalen have had to earn everything they’ve accomplished. They led by 12 in the third quarter, but Los Angeles pushed right back, trimming the deficit to four at the start of the fourth.Reeve has always regretted not getting Fowles more involved late in Game 5 a year ago, and they made sure to force-feed their MVP this time around to close the door. After Parker’s 3 cut Minnesota’s lead to 68-64, Fowles corralled a loose ball and finger-rolled it in just ahead of the shot clock buzzer for a 70-64 lead.The Lynx looked to have things in control when Augustus’s jumper gave them a 79-67 lead that lasted until Jantel Lavender’s layup with 90 seconds to go. But Riquna Williams hit two free throws and Sims had two steals for layups, one of which she converted for a three-point play to pull Los Angeles to 79-76 with 35 seconds to go.“We’re not a team and I’m not a person to make excuses,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “We just didn’t do what we needed to do to keep her off the glass.”But Moore responded with a tough pull-up in the lane and Fowles, who was also named MVP of the series, hit a couple of foul shots to ice it.A rivalry this tight just had to come down to a Game 5, and Minnesota forced it with an 80-69 victory Sunday in Los Angeles. The Sparks and Lynx went five games last year before Los Angeles won on a last-second put-back from Ogwumike. The previous 12 meetings between these two teams, starting with Game 1 of last year’s finals, had a cumulative score of 908-908.It was the kind of tense, back-and-forth play between two star-filled rosters that the league has sorely needed. Household names like Moore, Parker, Ogwumike and Whalen went at each other to the bitter end in two straight series.“It’s brought attention to a lot of things,” Parker said. “The new playoff format has been good for our league. … It’s been good for the fans. It seems like the WNBA wanted five games, and they got it.”A capacity crowd packed Williams Arena, turning one of the oldest basketball arenas in the country into a rollicking women’s hoops mecca, reminiscent of Whalen’s days here as a star for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. The old “Barn” is filled with obstructed views — seats behind support posts and under awnings that make seeing the court difficult.They were all filled on Wednesday night, and even if they had to crane their necks for the right view, they saw a game as long on turnovers as it was tension. The Lynx turned it over 18 times, but were able to overcome that with 22 points off of the Sparks’ mistakes.Brunson had 13 points and eight rebounds and won her fifth championship, a league record.“It’s hard to compare because times change and the talent gets better,” Moore said. “But I don’t know if you’re going to get a more deep, committed, selfless group than we have here.” Share on Twitter Reuse this content Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Share via Emaillast_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Sebastian Vettel spun off the track on the first lap after an incident with Daniel Ricciardo. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images Topics Sebastian Vettel Thank you for your feedback. Share on WhatsApp Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen holds up the winning trophy as Lewis Hamilton applauds. It was the Finnish driver’s first race win since 2013. Photograph: Larry W. Smith/EPA Kimi Raikkonen Photograph: Charles Coates/Getty Images North America Lewis Hamilton Since you’re here… • Lewis Hamilton has a 70-point lead over Sebastian Vettel and there are a maximum of 75 points available from the final three races, so Hamilton needs just five points to secure the F1 title (Hamilton wins if the pair finish level on points as the British driver has won more races).• Vettel must win all three races to claim the title, so if he fails to win at the next grand prix in Mexico, Hamilton will win the championship – even if he does not finish the race.• If Vettel does win in Mexico, Hamilton can still win if he finishes seventh or higher. The permutations were so varied and the fate of the title so uncertain until the last seconds that even the victor of the United States Grand Prix appeared baffled by it all.“Did you win the championship?” Kimi Räikkönen asked Lewis Hamilton as they waited to step on to the podium. “No,” came the reply. Hamilton was so relaxed as he set a track record during qualifying on Saturday that he gave the Texas-born actor Matthew McConaughey a hug after getting out of the car. As crucial as the times, though, were the tyres.Räikkönen began on ultra-soft tyres, with the rest of the top five on super-softs, giving him better grip that helped him overtake Hamilton at the start as the drivers surged uphill on the straight leading into the first turn.Vettel was having less fun. The German qualified second-fastest but began in fifth position as the result of a three-place grid penalty for failing to slow down sufficiently during a red flag period in Friday practice. Twitter Share on Twitter Vettel set the fastest time on lap 36 but was down in fifth position, over 29 seconds behind Hamilton and needing the Mercedes to pit again after its early stop on lap 11 during a virtual safety car period. Hamilton did exactly that, his rear tyres blistering. It handed the lead back to Räikkönen and left the Briton 12 seconds adrift.Valtteri Bottas let his teammate through, moving Hamilton up to third and setting up an exciting finale as he hunted down Verstappen and Räikkönen, steadily gaining on them but running out of laps, while Vettel sought to get past Bottas.Hamilton reduced the gap with Verstappen to under a second with three laps to go. On lap 54 Hamilton accelerated to go wheel to wheel with Verstappen and for a moment it seemed the title was his – but then he ran wide and the impressive Verstappen reclaimed second place. Seconds later Vettel passed Bottas to move into fourth and it was clear that Hamilton’s coronation would have to wait after a thrilling and at times perplexing afternoon. Share via Email Facebook Was this helpful? Pinterest Mercedes GP Max Verstappen Formula One 2018 … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Lewis Hamilton unhappy with Mercedes tactics at US Grand Prix Hide Mercedes outplayed in thriller to postpone Hamilton’s crowning Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Facebook Share on Pinterest Quick guide What Lewis Hamilton needs to win the F1 title Vettel picked off the cars ahead to haul himself back into contention under blue skies that made a welcome change from days of grey drizzle, while Hamilton began to narrow the gap on the leader as the ultra-softs wore down. Coming up to the midway point in the 56-lap contest, Hamilton clearly had the speed edge and Räikkönen struggled to hold him off before heading into the pits. Twitter Read more Share on Messenger Not yet, anyway. For the second year in a row Hamilton did not seal the drivers’ championship at one of his favourite venues. Needing to outscore Sebastian Vettel by eight points, Hamilton’s Mercedes finished third on Sunday and Vettel recovered from a dire start to end up fourth. While it was a vexing and unexpected outcome for Hamilton, who had won five of the six previous GPs here and was seeking his fifth successive victory this season, he did at least extend his advantage over Vettel by three points to 70, with three events and a maximum of 75 points remaining. There is precious little in Vettel’s recent form to suggest he is capable of winning all three.Still, this was more recession than procession as Hamilton lamented his team’s tyre strategy and gave credit to the speed of his opponents. Even with this weekend representing a mini-renaissance for Ferrari, it would hardly be a surprise if, as happened last year, Hamilton’s fifth title was rubber-stamped in Mexico next Sunday. Playing the role of chief party pooper was Räikkönen: an improbable candidate to win the race even though he started second on the grid behind Hamilton and Ferrari were clearly faster in Texas than they have been in recent weeks.Hamilton arrived in Austin in search of his 10th first-place finish of the season, with six wins in his past seven races.Räikkönen’s recent pedigree is less impressive. He was world champion in 2007, Hamilton’s rookie year, but it had been 113 races since his last win – in Australia in 2013 with Lotus. He is moving to Sauber for 2019, a switch unlikely to enhance his prospects of more podium finishes. At 39 the Finn is the oldest winner of a grand prix since Nigel Mansell, when 41, in Australia in 1994. Read more Show That punishment robbed spectators of a direct Vettel-Hamilton duel and looked to have smoothed the path to victory for the 33-year-old, who knew that a first-place finish with Vettel third or lower would be enough to draw level with Juan Manuel Fangio on five titles. Ending in second with Vettel fifth or worse was another potential route to triumph.Either outcome looked eminently possible as Vettel collided with Daniel Ricciardo and spun on the first lap – his second successive crash with a Red Bull following contact with Max Verstappen two weeks ago at Suzuka, and yet another example of the blunders that have pockmarked the second half of Ferrari’s campaign. As Räikkönen built up a lead of a couple of seconds, Vettel was outside the top 10.Underlining a chaotic opening that provided plenty of overtaking opportunities, Verstappen soared to seventh after five laps despite starting in 18th. Ricciardo retired when a sudden loss of power forced him to pull over, reportedly prompting him to put his fist through a wall in anger. Pinterest news Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_img Next Press Trust of India Ho Chi Minh CitySeptember 14, 2019UPDATED: September 14, 2019 16:47 IST Sourabh Verma in action (File Photo: Getty)HIGHLIGHTSSourabh Verma will now take on China’s Sun Fei Xiang in the summit clashSourabh reeled off another four points to seal his place in the finalEarlier this year, Sourabh had beaten Minoru en route to his title win at the Slovenian InternationalIndia’s Sourabh Verma outwitted Japan’s Minoru Koga in straight games to progress to the men’s singles finals of the USD 75,000 Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 here on Saturday.Second seed Sourabh, who had won the Hyderabad Open last month, overcame world no 112 Minoru 22-20 21-15 in a 51-minute semifinal clash.The reigning national champion, who had won the Dutch Open and Korea Open last year, will now take on China’s Sun Fei Xiang in the summit clash.Sourabh had beaten Minoru en route to his title win at the Slovenian International. earlier this year.”Through to the finals here in Vietnam open super 100 tournament with a victory over japan’s minoru koga 22-20,21-15. Will be playing against chinese tomorrow for the title,” tweeted Sourabh after the win.Sourabh fell behind 0-4 early on in the opening game but the Indian made amends quickly to grab a slender 11-9 advantage at the interval.He reeled off three quick points to make it 14-9 but Minoru slowly clawed back at 18-18 and even held a game point at 20-19 but the Indian pocketed three straight points to earn the bragging rights.In the second game, Minoru once again marched ahead to a 7-2 lead initially and enjoyed a 11-8 cushion at the breather.The Japanese shuttler managed to keep his nose ahead after the break before Sourabh produced a five-point burst at 12-14 to turn the tables on his opponent.Sourabh then reeled off another four points to seal his place in the final.advertisementAlso Read | Lakshya Sen beats Kim Bruun to enter Belgian International Challenge finalAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Sourabh VermaFollow Vietnam Open Sourabh Verma seals final spot at Vietnam OpenIndia shuttler Sourabh Verma overcame world no 112 Minoru 22-20 21-15 in a 51-minute semifinal clash.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Canadian Press MONTREAL — A Montreal man charged with fatally stabbing his unborn baby has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated assault.The guilty plea from Sofiane Ghazi, 39, came on the second day of his jury trial.He had initially been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the stabbing of his ex-wife, who was 36 weeks pregnant.The jury had heard that the mother was rushed to hospital and the child was delivered by emergency C-section following the July 24, 2017 attack.After the birth, the baby had a heartbeat for several minutes before succumbing to the injuries.More coming.last_img read more

Announcing the deal today, the World Food Programme (WFP) said the first shipments will be delivered via Libya in August towards helping an estimated 1.2 million people in Darfur and another 175,000 refugees in neighbouring Chad.The deal comes amid mounting concerns over acute malnutrition levels among Sudanese living in Darfur and Chad, with more than one in four people found to be suffering in some areas.At a press conference in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, WFP Deputy Executive Director John Powell praised the country for helping tackle what senior UN officials have described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”The Libyan corridor provides a vital link to the refugees and internally displaced population which allows us to dramatically increase the amount of food aid we can deliver,” he said.Looking to the broader regional picture, he said, “it also has great potential for providing food more efficiently to cope with other emergencies in Central Africa.”UN humanitarian agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been struggling to deliver food and other emergency aid to civilians in Darfur and Chad because of the area’s remote location, prevailing insecurity and logistical problems accompanying the current rainy season. It can take weeks, for example, for some deliveries to arrive from Port Sudan.The Libyan corridor should allow year-round access to Sudan and Chad, where an estimated 175,000 refugees are living since escaping violence in Darfur.However, a survey by relief agencies shows that more than a quarter of the Sudanese refugees in Chad have acute malnutrition because of a lack of clean drinking water, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).The problem is so severe that local Chadians are also affected, with nearly one in four also suffering from the condition.While there are enough food stocks to meet demand, the refugees have been forced to drink dirty water as clean water supplies are often three hours’ walk away. This has led to prolonged diarrhoea, worsening the malnutrition.In a related development, senior officials from the World Health Organization (WHO), including Director-General Lee Jong-wook, have completed a visit to hospitals and camps in South and West Darfur.WHO said it needs extra funds and supplies immediately to help stave off major outbreaks of cholera, dysentery, malaria and other infectious diseases across the region.In North Darfur, an outbreak of shigellosis, a bacterial infection characterized by painful diarrhoea, has struck at least 40,000 people since mid-May. WHO said there have been at least 11 confirmed deaths. read more

business news|business report|mike eppel|tsx Business Report with Mike Eppel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email June 21: We’re coming off the worst day of the year for Wall Street stocks, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains. by News Staff Posted Jun 21, 2013 6:52 am MDT

Reporting to the Human Rights Council, the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi delivered its findings based on more than 380 interviews, in addition to 500 testimonies collected last year.The dossier compiled by the three-member panel encompasses events surrounding the national referendum last month on constitutional reform which could extend President Pierre Nkurunziza’s term in office well beyond 2020.Noting a presidential declaration made in support of his successor after the referendum, the report reiterates the view of some observers that Mr. Nkurunziza’s comments were “by no means a clear and firm commitment not to run” in future elections himself.It also notes “difficulties” faced by international media outlets in covering events in the country amid the suspension of broadcasters including the BBC and Voice of America, following reports that were deemed “biased” by Burundian authorities.On the alleged rights violations committed in the country, the report highlights “numerous arrests” of people who called for a “no” vote in the referendum, including members of opposition parties who were then allegedly executed or abducted.It states that “unidentified bodies” have continued to be found “in various parts of the country” after their arrest by “individuals in police uniform” or National Intelligence Service (SNR) agents.Victims were also targeted by the Imbonerakure — the youth wing aligned to the ruling CNDD-FDD party — whose influence is said to have risen “in the repressive machinery which has developed since 2015”.Describing how the Imbonerakure “cover the country”, the Commission of Inquiry’s findings detail how their members inform the authorities about “real or perceived opponents in each locality”, all the while “harassing, controlling or intimidating the population”, with the approval of State officials.This collaboration extends to putting pressure on people to collect contributions for elections in 2020, the report states, before detailing how civil servants are required to pay the equivalent of 10 per cent “or more” of their salary to an election fund.This levy extends to households and others above voting age on an “ad hoc basis at the local level”, the report continues, citing eyewitness reports of “roadblocks set up throughout the country” by the Imbonerakure to check whether people had receipts for the tax.Such developments have contributed to the “continuing deterioration” of the Burundian economy that has left the country’s people among the very poorest in the world, according to per capita earnings, the report continues.Referencing the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), it states that 3.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Burundi today.The deteriorating economic situation will be included in the Commission of Inquiry’s final report to the Human Rights Council in September. read more

first_imgIn a separate matter the 61-year-old was found last month by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) to have acted with “dishonesty” and “without integrity” in relation to the sale of a £2.3 million property in the Home Counties.The tribunal heard that Mr Williams  devised a scheme for a bankrupt client to conceal the purchase price of a large Edwardian house with 17 acres of land .The owner of the property in Hertfordshire owed the Northern Rock  £2.9 million, and the property was valued independently at between £2.1 and £2.3 million.Mr Williams planned to sell the property on behalf of his client to a friend for £3.9 million,  without declaring the sale price to the bank.  But the solicitor was caught after the SRA was alerted by  Wilsons Solicitors, where Mr Williams was working  at the time.His  partnership of the firm was terminated after  a year following a vote by  colleagues, who, following his departure,  found evidence of what they believed to  be mortgage fraud and reported it to the SRA.Following a two-year  investigation,  the SDT  last month took the decision to strike Mr Williams off the roll of practising solicitors.It is understood that Mr Williams intends to appeal.The Northern Rock  episode is not the first time Mr Williams’ integrity has been called into question.An  investigation  was launched by the SRA in 2010, following complaints from farmers and other rural businesses  about Mr Williams,  then a partner with  Bristol law firm Burges Salmon.It was claimed that Mr Williams, who operated with a business partner, had given negligent advice which resulted in them being mis-sold  loans with interest rates as high as 22 per cent, accompanied by high arrangement and redemption fees.With no prospect of paying off the loans many  clients were driven into bankruptcy, with some said to have been so desperate they took their own lives.In one case , dairy farmer Robert Cowling, 49, was found dead in a field on January 21, 2014, after suffering fatal gunshot wounds  at Little Crapnell Farm, near Wells.  Former MP Elfyn Llwyd, who was one of the first to bring Mr Williams’ alleged activities to the attention of the authorities,  said: “It was one of the worst financial scandals I have  come across.“At least 80 farmers were involved, many lost their farms as a result of these loans, and some became so desperate at their livelihood being taken from them that they took their own lives.”Mr Llwyd, a barrister and  former Plaid Cymru MP for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, called for  the Serious Fraud Office to  investigate with a view to assessing whether criminal charges should be brought. He alleged: “He would tell them that no bank would take them on and that they would need a short-term high-interest rate loan which he could provide.“He would tell them that this would soon be switched to a longer-term low-interest rate loan, but that never happened, leaving his customers with cripplingly high monthly repayments. On top of that he would take £40,000 for himself from his clients each month.”Mr Williams was until recently head of the agriculture team at Devon-based Michelmores Solicitors,  which he joined in October 2012.He is the author of a definitive textbook on the law of agricultural holding .  When contacted by The Sunday Telegraph Mr Williams  “vehemently denied” what he called “baseless allegations” about his loans operation.He added: “I do not propose to make any further comment until after the hearing of my appeal .” Mr Williams's home in the Mendip Hills Mr Williams’s home in the Mendip HillsCredit:Jay WIlliams/The Telegraph A solicitor accused of leaving dozens of farmers in penury after allegedly mis-selling them   loans at extortionate  interest rates has separately been struck off for assisting in a mortgage fraud.Peter Rhys Williams was investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) following claims he had an undisclosed conflict of interest and gave negligent ­advice to clients relating to a loan scheme which left dozens of farmers  in financial ruin.  Some became so desperate after going bankrupt  as a result of the loans that they took their own lives.However, the investigation was suspended after a separate probe by the SRA into another complaint against Mr Williams culminated in him being banned for life from practising law.Mr Williams, an expert in agricultural law, has denied all wrongdoing.There have now been  calls for the Serious Fraud Office to  investigate  Mr Williams’ activities.While his clients ­struggled  to repay the loans, Mr Will­iams was highly remunerated  and enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle. He lives in a £700,000  home in the village of Blagdon, in the Mendip Hills, south of Bristol. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Usually the season for hot and heavy video game rumors comes right before everyone makes their official announcements at E3. That leaves the rest of the fall for marketing and actually releasing the dang games. But a juicy leak can strike at any time. And now two of the bigger recent rumors have been basically confirmed.Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville wasn’t “rumored” so much as it was accidentally uploaded onto the internet a few weeks ago. And it turns out that trailer is real. Rather than another installment in the mainline Plants vs Zombies tower defense games, Battle for Neighborville is a new entry in the spin-off Garden Warfare shooter series. After all, what else was EA going to do after buying PopCap if not “reskin its franchises with Battlefield.”Battle for Neighborville once again has you controlling villainous undead or heroic vegetables as the fight it out in the streets. Class-based shooters are just so much more fun when the classes are Electric Slide Zombies and Oak Tree Trunk with support Acorn. There are nearly a dozen maps with six multiplayer modes include a new 4v4 elimination battle arena. The game is available now early for founders before a full launch on October 18. However, despite some other rumors, the game is only listed for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, continuing EA’s dumb decision to ignore the Nintendo Switch.A game that is coming to the Nintendo Switch though is Overwatch. We all suspected as much when this Overwatch-themed Switch case briefly appeared on Amazon. But it seems Diablo 3 was successful enough for Blizzard to also puts its colorful hero shooter on the system (a game Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville would love to be as successful as). Expect the confirmation later tonight during the Nintendo Direct, but sources are reporting the Switch port of Overwatch will launch on October 15.last_img read more

first_img New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Facebook Charlotte Flair was forced to return home early from WWE’s current European tour after suffering an injury to her teeth on Thursday in Oberhausen, Germany.Flair reportedly got her bridge knocked out during a match against Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella, with one video on Twitter noting the issue with her teeth.Charlotte: “I can’t take a picture I lost my teeth” (from instagram: huglikekim) pic.twitter.com/v9PYY9uZoQ— Jansawa (@janjasawa) May 11, 2018Flair posted pictures to her Instagram story noting that her dental repairs went well.Charlotte Flair forced to leave the #WWE European Tour early to have dental work done to repair an injury suffered at #WWEOberhausen pic.twitter.com/aM1L9L64JZ— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) May 12, 2018This news comes just a few days after it was revealed that Flair was scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured breast implant shortly after the European tour.The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online reports that Flair was scheduled to appear at the Needham Investment conference on Tuesday in New York along with WWE’s Michelle Wilson. She was expected to return to the European tour after Tuesday. Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Videos Articles WhatsApp Cesaro Videos Articles Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest Google+ Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next WWE has uploaded a video (above) profiling the women from NXT that were part of the Women’s Royal Rumble match this past Sunday at Chase Field.Another video was also uploaded below featuring Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano and WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne being part of the Men’s Royal Rumble. Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Kurt Angle Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

first_imgRupee gained in early trade on Friday by 19 paise, as it opened at 59.14 per dollar compared to previous day’s closing value at 59.33-a-dollar.European Central Bank’s meeting on 5 June has brought about a positive response in rupee and stocks and it is likely to later announce policy easing measures to tackle the pitfalls of disinflations.Pramit Brahmbhatt of Veracity told moneycontrol to expect the rupee in a range of 59-60 per dollar.”The stimulus from ECB to the banks has spread positive sentiment globally. Taking cues from this, we expect local equities to trade strong resulting in appreciation of rupee,” Brahmbhatt pointed out.But, at 10:00 am, the rupee declined to 59.1950 from 59.14, while USD-HKD and USD-SGD surged by 0.00 percent and +0.005 percent respectively.Hence, among 13 Asia-Pacific Currencies, only two appeared to be surging.The Sensex and Nifty surged at 25,232.48 and 7,522.60 at 10:00 am today and gainers at early trade in BSE were ONGC, DLF, GAIL, BPCL and Reliance. However, Infosys, TCS, Hindalco and HCL Technologies lost out.On 5 June, Thursday, the 30-share BSE index created history by crossing the 25,000-mark for the first time; and the 50-share NSE index closed at 7,474.10. Sensex hit the day’s high of 25,044.06, and settled at a closing high of 25,019.51 points. Meanwhile, Nifty stretched at 7,474.10 breaching previous record closing high of 7,415.85 on Tuesday.The market figure was dominated due to shares of metal, oil and gas, power, PSU’s, FMCG and IT. Sentiments were bullish following ECB’s meeting and foreign inflows and also thrived on optimism of the new government. Metal stocks- Sesa and Sterlite Ltd and Tata Steel lead the market .”We may see Sensex levels at 30,000 before budget,” Motilal Oswal, CMD from Financial Services told The Financial Express.Bullish market sentiments have also influenced Mutual Funds rates and BSE midcap and small cap indices gained 1 and 1.4 percent respectively.last_img read more

first_imgConsumers may have given Keurig’s last instant beverage machine the Kold shoulder, but the company isn’t ready to give up on it just yet. They’ve got a plan B… and the B stands for beer.Keurig Green Mountain has struck up a deal with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (PDF link). They’ll each be contributing employees to a team that will work on creating “a new system for the adult beverage category.”Unlike other systems that have been developed, the goal isn’t to produce a countertop brewing machine that’s practically a Keurig for beer. They want an actual Keurig for beer. Pop in a pod. Press a button. Enjoy your frosty, freshly-dispensed beer.A regular Keurig can brew more than just coffee, of course, and InBev sells plenty of beverages that aren’t beer. It’s no surprise, then, that they want their device to be able to dispense all kinds of grown-up drinks: cider, liquor, cocktails — you name it.A machine like this might be closer to becoming a reality than you think. Keurig already sells cocktail mixers for the Kold… and instant beer is already a thing that exists.That’s thanks to inventive folks like the crew at Pat’s Backcountry Beverages. They currently offer three different beers that ship in small packets that you prep for consumption by placing them in a special bottle with an activator and adding water.Pat’s system is aimed at those who need to travel light (backpackers, campers, etc.), but it’s easy enough to see the benefits of their system for a massive brewer like InBev. It’s a lot easier and cheaper to package and ship beverages in a concentrated form.As cool as this machine sounds, Keurig might face the same struggle they did with the Kold. They just weren’t able to convince people that the promise of freshly-crafted soft drinks wasn’t a big improvement over being able to crack open one that’s already made.The pricey pods might have had something to do with consumers’ reaction to the Kold, too. If you can find any now, they’re selling for two to three bucks for a soft drink? Seriously?last_img read more

first_imgTitled ‘Words Matter: Writings Against Silence’  (Penguin Random House India), the book has been edited by award-winning poet and scholar K Satchidanandan.It contains essays written by scholars and writers including Romila Thapar, Githa, Salil Tripathi and Ananya Vajpeyi among others. “In their perceptive and insightful essays, the contributors argue that we must nurture critical thinking to fight all kinds of discrimination and insularity,” publishers said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ The book includes excerpts from writings of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare and scholar M M Kalburgi, who were killed by fundamentalists, besides articles and speeches by eminent public figures like Markandey Katju and Nayantara Sahgal among others. In the past, some of them were also part of the Award Wapsi campaign where over 40 artists and writers returned their Sahitya Akademi awards protesting against the killings of Kalburgi, Dabholkar and Pansare. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe book emphasises the need for intellectuals to take the responsibility of safeguarding the democratic nature of the nation and advocates free speech. It also highlights that the status quo (of traditions) must be challenged to enrich the diversity of India. “Myths, texts and systems of faith and thought have been cherished, revisited and also challenged. It lies in our interest as a modern nation to preserve our cultural strength and help democracy flourish,” reads the book.last_img read more

first_imgOthers have just wished that they could have also been in on the action.Can I muscle my way between them both? #AskingForAFriend pic.twitter.com/JrYoFtEJ0U— Grant Rivers (@SnowAndBeach) June 17, 2018Calum’s full name is Calum Campbell. He told GSN he’s kissing his boyfriend, Sam: ‘We’ve been together almost 10 years.‘The old guy is just a regular protester around Edinburgh. I grew up in the city and he’s been going around with boards like that for as long as I can remember. In the past I have tried to engage him in polite discussion but he’s never been interested.‘Sadly there were another six or seven protestors outside the Scottish Parliament where the march started with similar signs. But thankfully they were shown similar acts of love and pride from other march participants.‘As soon as we took the photo the crowd around us cheered really loudly and an older straight couple who were just watching the march made a point of coming over to congratulate us for what we did and to say that not all people his generation had similar views.‘And I really have been surprised by how well the photo has done on Twitter. I knew it would attract some attention given the content of it but I’ve been really surprised at the number of supportive messages and almost zero negative attention from trolls and the like it has attracted.’This year’s Edinburgh Pride celebrated the 40th anniversary of the creation of the rainbow flag with the theme of ‘True Colors.’See also‘30 Days of Gay’ postings win praise for US woman and her family GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) A photo on Twitter from the weekend Pride festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, is going viral. The Edinburgh Pride festival attracted around 5,000 participants to the center of the city on Saturday. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Two men enjoy a kiss in front of the Edinburgh Pride protester (Photo: @calumcam | Twitter) As well as thousands of LGBTI people and allies, there was also a very small number of Christian protesters. One in particular returns year after year, brandishing a sign warning that ‘one man’ and ‘one woman’ are ‘God’s way.’Twitter user @calumcam thought the protester the perfect backdrop to demonstrate the true meaning of Pride: the refusal to be anything other than yourself.Calum grabbed his partner and kissed, making for the perfect Edinburgh Pride photo. The accompanying message reads: ‘Sometimes boys kiss boys and it’s great! #lovealwayswins #EdinburghPride’Sometimes boys kiss boys and it’s great! #lovealwayswins #EdinburghPride pic.twitter.com/WPvpPr8pwT— Calum (@calumcam) June 16, 2018The image has had thousands of likes and hundreds of retweets on Twitter. Some have even shared their own snaps in front of the same gentleman.Love is love! (Photo: Twitter)Others have just expressed support for the men’s public demonstration of love or made quips. British actors take down anti-gay protesters during Manchester Pride paradeViolent protesters disrupt LGBTI festival in South KoreaBig Boy Pride brings plus-size beauty and deeper love to FloridaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/christian-protester-edinburgh-pride-selfies/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — A civil association in Playa del Carmen reported the company IZZI to city council for damages to trees and natural spaces.The report was made by Jaal Kaak Naab civil association in Playa del Carmen who says the company damaged natural areas and trees while installing lines over a two-kilometer area. City inspectors arrived to where IZZI was installing their equipment and, before leaving the sites, did close them.The cable television service company was installing new lines in the residential area of Catalonia when the project was temporarily halted.According to the complaint, “The work passes over green areas and company personnel felled some trees and cut the roots of others, which may cause a great problem to vegetation,” said Liane Aké, president of the organization.The General Directorate of Infrastructure, Urban Development, Environment and Climate Change closed the installation work that was being done in the area of Catalonia 1 subdivision with two closure seals.The complaint comes weeks after more than 500 healthy trees were illegally and mysteriously felled along the highway between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgNo related posts. LYON, France – A total of 200 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine and LSD were seized in four clandestine laboratories during a major operation conducted by Interpol in Latin America and the Caribbean, the police agency based in Lyon, France, said on Tuesday.The operation, dubbed “Icebreaker,” was conducted in conjunction with the World Customs Organization and the International Narcotics Control Board. It took place in late 2012 in 11 countries: Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.During the operation, 25 people were arrested and more than 360 tons of chemicals used to manufacture drugs were found. Police also seized nearly $2 million in cash. It was coordinated by the Interpol regional office in San Salvador, Interpol said in a press release.“The results send a clear message to criminal networks that support this illegal business. … We will identify those responsible, and we will bring them to justice,” said Bernd Rossbach, director of the Interpol unit targeting organized crime. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgWe are saddened to announce the passing of Ramones founding drummer Tommy (Erdelyi) Ramone. #RIPTommyRamone pic.twitter.com/kDBNMpn4Tp— Ramones (@RamonesOfficial) July 12, 2014 Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the influential New York punk quartet the Ramones, has died. He was 62.“We are saddened to announce the passing of Ramones founding drummer, Tommy,” according to a post on the official Twitter page of the band, whose four original members all adopted pseudonyms ending with same surname.Tommy, who once said “we play short songs and short sets for people who don’t have a lot of spare time,” died Friday in a hospice following treatment for bile-duct cancer, according to a report in Variety.Formed in 1974, the Ramones emerged from New York’s underground rock scene to have a major impact on the punk movement worldwide, especially in the U.K., where the band’s tour in 1976 was attended by members of the Sex Pistols and the Clash.“We were the first,” Tommy told the Guardian in an interview in 2005. “People forgot that for a long time. In the 70s and 80s, they didn’t know. A lot of other acts got much more publicity, more record-company support, more radio play.”Tommy Ramone, born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, was originally the band’s manager before becoming the drummer and then producer. He wrote the singles “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” and “Blitzkrieg Bop.”Guitarist Johnny Ramone died of prostate cancer in 2004 at the age of 55. Bassist Dee Dee Ramone was found dead at his Hollywood home in 2002, age 50. Lead singer Joey Ramone died in 2001 of lymphoma, at 49.The Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Related posts:Swedish ‘Sugar Man’ documentary filmmaker dies at 36 Hey NFL, are you out of your #$@% minds? Dylan’s restored basement tapes with The Band set for debut Stevie Wonder revisits landmark album ‘Songs in the Key of Life’center_img © 2014, Bloomberg News Facebook Commentslast_img read more