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  • London Olympics: Olga Rypakova wins gold in women’s triple jump

    first_imgOlga Rypakova of Kazakhstan took Olympic gold in the women’s triple jump on Sunday. Rypakova, the world silver medalist, took the title with a third-round jump of 14.98 metres, a season’s best.”I did not expect to win, but deep in my heart I had a secret hope of winning. And today I won,” she said.”I thought that to have a chance of winning I have to jump more than 15 metres and I did my best to jump more than 15 metres.”Daegu bronze medalist Caterine Ibarguen snatched a dramatic silver by a single centimetre with a last-round jump of 14.80.”I’m very happy and even more happy for the people at home. I’m just very proud,” Ibarguen said.World champion Olha Saladuha of Ukraine thought she had silver in the bag with 14.79 but was bumped down to bronze at the death.Defending champion Tatyana Lebedeva, 36, ended her quest for a sixth Olympic medal when she failed to make the cut, unable to improve on a first-round jump of 14.11.Lebedeva, who won silvers in Sydney and Beijing as well as a bronze in Athens, led a Russian podium sweep in the regular long jump in 2004.It was her last competitive appearance.”I have decided to retire,” Lebedeva said.”Every Olympic Games, I have more and more experience and wisdom, but my health is down and down.”last_img read more

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  • CJ Perez relishes first duel vs Ray Parks in matchup of top two picks

    first_imgPDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war While Perez was having himself a conference to remember in the Philippine Cup, where he averaged 16.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals, Parks was still with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League.The delay also fanned the hype surrounding their first matchup, but Perez didn’t focus on that and instead praised Parks for what he was able to accomplish outside of the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s a great experience playing against Ray Parks but still it’s the whole team we focused on,” said Perez in Filipino after losing to the Elite 110-95 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“There’s always the challenge, the competition, and it’s an honor playing against Ray Parks.” View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Grateful Justin Brownlee pays homage to late agent Sheryl Reyes CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Draft orders don’t matter for Columbian rookie CJ Perez, but playing against Blackwater freshman Bobby Ray Parks Jr. does.Perez was the top overall pick of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft while Parks was chosen right after him at No. 2, yet the two only got to play their first game against each other on Sunday in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Parks has been a star since his collegiate days with National University, taking two UAAP MVP plums before transitioning to the NBA D-League to play with the Texas Legends from 2015 to 2016.It was with Alab, however, that Parks blossomed into a superstar becoming a three-time ABL Local MVP and leading the team to the 2018 title.Perez finished with 17 points and seven rebounds while Parks had 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals to help the streaking Elite beat the Dyip, 118-110.“The draft orders are just numbers,” said Perez, who was an NCAA MVP in 2017 with Lyceum. “Ray Parks has experienced a lot, he was an ABL MVP so I have a high respect for him. Still, it’s a competition and I will compete with him.”ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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  • Ducati Scrambler 1100 launched in India for Rs 10.91 lakh

    first_imgDucati India has launched the latest Scrambler 1100 in the Indian motorcycle market. The flagship Scrambler model from Ducati made its India debut on August 27 with the announcement being made on the motorcycle major’s social media channels. Ducati dealerships have already started taking in bookings for the upcoming motorcycle for an amount of Rs 1-2 lakh, depending on the dealership. The price of the Scrambler 1100 is Rs 10.91 lakh, ex-showroom for the base model.The Ducati Scrambler 1100 is powered by a 1,079c, L-twin engine which churns out 86bhp and 88Nm of torque. The standard Scrambler is powered by an 803cc engine which churns out 74bhp and 67Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.The major styling part of the Scrambler 1100 is similar to the 800cc siblings but with a few noticeable changes which include underseat twin exhaust mufflers and a new headlight. In terms of safety equipment, Ducati has provided the Scrambler 1100 with standard ABS, cornering ABS, and a 4-level traction control system. The motorcycle also gets ride-by-wire throttle and features three riding modes – Active, Journey, and City mode. The instrument cluster is different and features a second pod which reads out additional info which comes with new electronics.Ducati sells the Scrambler 1100 already in international markets in three variants – standard, Sport, and Special. Ducati may bring the three models but start the sales off with the base variant in India. The Scrambler 1100 will go head-on with rivals like the Triumph Street Triple Rs, or the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster.advertisementlast_img read more

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  • Dan Biggar’s oxygen chamber regime to breathe new life into Wales

    first_img Nathan Hughes’s carries will have England’s backs licking their lips Dan Biggar has clambered out of an oxygen chamber to try to breathe life into Wales’s Six Nations title challenge. The Northampton-bound fly-half has made an earlier than expected return from a shoulder injury to face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.Biggar will be up against Johnny Sexton, his Lions colleague in New Zealand last summer, and is the only member of Wales’s back division who does not have a link with the Scarlets. Five of the other six play for the region, while Liam Williams left for Saracens last summer.“It has been a tough five weeks with plenty of rehab,” the Ospreys No 10 said. “I did 10 days on the bounce in an oxygen chamber, 90 minutes at a time. It was pretty monotonous but I stacked my iPad and got through a series of Suits. Support The Guardian Share via Email Rugby union Since you’re here… Share on WhatsApp Wales rugby union team … 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. Nick Evans Six Nations 2018 Ireland rugby union team Six Nations Share on LinkedIn news “It was frustrating. I am a terrible watcher, because you cannot make a difference. We started well against Scotland and to secure a losing bonus point at Twickenham was not the worst. It is down to the team selected on Saturday to do the job and keep us in the tournament.”Wales are unbeaten in their last two visits to Dublin. “We know it will be difficult,” Biggar said. “They are a fantastic, well-coached side and if you look at our two away games [this season] they are about as difficult as it gets.“Johnny is a vital cog for them. I like him a lot. He has that streak in him: he knows what he wants, dictates play and has a real drive. I picked his brains last summer and it was good to spend time with him and Owen Farrell.”Despite the defeat by England, Wales are more buoyant than they have been in recent years. “The Scarlets boys are in good form and the rest of us have to slot into that,” Biggar added. “A big difference this campaign is that we are a really confident team. It did not work out at Twickenham but the belief we had was evident.” Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Read more Topics Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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  • Crane Hits Oasis of the Seas in Dry Dock

    first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Screenshot/Youtube (pelaut jalan jalan) A large crane collapsed onto Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Oasis of the Seas in a floating dry dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard on April 1.“Shipyard management has informed us of eight injuries, none of them considered life-threatening,” Royal Caribbean Cruises spokesperson said.“We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes. We are assessing damage to the ship.”At the time, the 225,000-tonne Oasis of the Seas was in the shipyard’s Dry Dock No. 2. Available imagery suggests that the incident left the vessel with a starboard list, however, there was no confirmation on whether the list was linked to the vessels or the floating dry dock.It is currently unknown if there would be any impact on scheduled Oasis of the Seas sailings. The ship was undergoing routine maintenance in the Grand Bahama Shipyard and therefore had no guests aboard.Oasis of the Seas, which sails out of Port Canaveral, finished its last passenger cruise on March 30. It was reportedly scheduled to be moved to Miami for the fall/winter season.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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  • Deer Hunting Season Opens in Nova Scotia

    first_imgSafety is the order of the day for hunters as the deer hunting season opens Friday, Oct. 28. About 45,000 deer hunting licences are expected to be issued this year. “While Nova Scotia has an enviable record for hunter safety,” said Natural Resources Minister Richard Hurlburt. “We cannot allow ourselves to become too relaxed about the need for caution. Thousands of hunters will head into the woods this weekend for another deer season. I want each one to finish the season without injury.” Hunters must have the proper training, permits and licenses to hunt in Nova Scotia. All first-time hunters are required to take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course provided by the Nova Scotia Community College and the Nova Scotia Hunter Education Course co-ordinated by the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters. Bowhunters must take the International Bowhunter Education Program sponsored by the Bowhunter Instructors Association of Nova Scotia. Hunter education has been mandatory in Nova Scotia since 1980. The delivery of these courses relies heavily on volunteers across the province. “Our hunter safety record over the past number of years is impressive. Last year, the deer season ended without incident,” said Mr. Hurlburt. “We owe this as much to our volunteer instructors as to the care and caution of our hunting community.” Detailed information on changes for the 2005 hunting season can be found in the Nova Scotia Hunting and Furharvesting License and Summary of Regulations booklet produced by the Department of Natural Resources. Information is also available on the department’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/ . Hunting is not permitted on Sundays. The public is urged to report illegal hunting activities to the local Department of Natural Resources office or call 1-800-565-2224. The regular deer season closes on Saturday, Dec. 3.last_img read more

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  • Heavy rains Tomato prices soar to Rs 80kg onion at Rs 50kg

    first_imgChandigarh: Prices of tomato and onion have doubled to Rs 80 and Rs 50 per kg in Haryana and Punjab, respectively this week due to supply shortage caused by heavy rains in the region and several other parts of the country, according to traders. Prices of other key vegetables such as peas, cauliflower and beans have also surged sharply as heavy rains damaged crops in both these states and the neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.Onion is selling at around Rs 50 per kg in the two states and their joint capital Chandigarh. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Just a week ago, onion was selling at Rs 20-25 per kg and prices have now doubled. There is a reduction in supply of onion in the northern region from states like Maharashtra from where bulk supplies come,” traders said on Thursday.Parts of Punjab and Haryana recently witnessed floods and crop fields over hundreds of acres were inundated.Traders said tomato prices doubled from Rs 40 to Rs 80 per kg, peas cost Rs 90 per kg to Rs 120 per kg, cauliflower at around Rs 100 per kg from Rs 60-70 per kg earlier, beans price jumped to 90 per kg from Rs 50 per kg.Bottle gourd was selling at around Rs 50 per kg as against Rs 40 per kg earlier, carrot rates have gone up from Rs 40 per kg to Rs 60 per kg, okra was costing Rs 60 per kg as against Rs 40 per kg earlier, traders said.last_img read more

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  • Team honours Colten Boushie Humboldt Broncos at Aboriginal hockey championships

    first_imgSYDNEY, N.S. – A Saskatchewan team playing in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Nova Scotia this week is holding two special tributes during each game.Players for the team are wearing a “CB” sticker on their helmets in honour of Colten Boushie and his family.Boushie, a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, was fatally shot in August 2016 when he and four others in an SUV drove onto a farm near Biggar, Sask.In March, a jury acquitted 56-year-old Gerald Stanley in Boushie’s death, a verdict that led to protests across the country.Team Saskatchewan is also honouring the Humboldt Broncos hockey team by wrapping themselves in the team’s flag as they say prayers before each game.Ken Thomas, the sport, culture and recreation director for the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations who’s attending the championships, says the bus crash was very hard on the team’s players.“We had a Team Sask. player in 2015 that played … at NAHC [on the bus], so it hit the teams pretty hard here,” he said Wednesday.The Broncos were on their way to a playoff game on April 6 when their bus and a semi collided at an intersection near Tisdale, Sask., killing 16 people and injuring 13 others.The National Aboriginal Hockey Tournament brings together the best 15- and 16-year-old players from across the country.It runs until May 12 at Membertou First Nation near Sydney, Nova Scotia. (CKBI)last_img read more

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  • Sri Lanka condemns terrorist attack on Indian military base

    At least 17 Indian troopers were killed and over 20 others wounded Sunday in a suicide attack on an Indian military base near Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, the Xinhua news agency reported. The Sri Lankan Government today strongly condemned the terrorist attack on an Indian military base in Kashmir in which at least 17 soldiers were killed.The Foreign Ministry said that Sri Lanka, as a country, that has undergone the scourge of terrorism for almost three decades resents all forms and manifestation of terrorism. “In the hour of grief, the government of Sri Lanka offers its condolences to the families of the victims of the attack. The government of Sri Lanka reiterates the urgent need for sustained regional and global cooperation to eliminate the menace of terrorism,” the Foreign Ministry said. Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of 22-year-old militant commander Burhan Wani by Indian security forces in July. More than 80 people have been killed and over 10,000 others injured in violence in the aftermath of the killing.This is also the second major terror attack at a defense base in northern India, the first being in January this year when some six terrorists entered the high security Pathankot air base in Punjab and opened fire, killing seven military personnel. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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  • Security Council hails commitment to peace talks by Chad Central African Republic

    Reading a statement to the press, the current Council President, Ambassador Jean-Marc de La Sablière of France, said the members noted the commitment by both countries to implement fully and without delay all the provisions of the agreement signed in the Gabonese capital, Libreville, under the auspices of President El Hadj Omar Bongo.Council members also recalled their opposition to any attempt to seize power by force in the Central African Republic. They noted their satisfaction with President Patassé’s appeal for a national dialogue in his statement of 25 November and welcomed the recent establishment of the national dialogue coordination committee.The statement also welcomed the tabling of a bill on freedom of the press. Council members encouraged the Central African authorities to create the conditions for a comprehensive and all-inclusive dialogue, and requested Secretary-General Kofi Annan to continue providing support and assistance in this area.According to Ambassador de La Sablière, Council members reiterated their total support for the Representative of the Secretary-General in the Central African Republic, Gen. Lamine Cissé, and for his work as head of the UN Peace-building Support Office in the country (BONUCA). “They also expressed their continued interest in the human rights situation the Central African Republic and also their support for the activities of BONUCA, in this respect,” the Council President added.Council members welcomed the ongoing deployment of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) force under the leadership of Gabon, and with the logistical and financial support of France. They paid tribute to the members of CEMAC for their efforts and called upon all Member States to provide financial or logistical support to the force.Earlier today, in a briefing to the Council, General Cissé presented the Secretary-General’s latest progress report on the situation in Central African Republic. read more

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  • ANDRITZ mining filter press installed successfully at Indian iron ore operation

    first_img“The new mining filter press developed by ANDRITZ exactly meets the specific challenges related to dewatering iron ore. Further improvements have been made in order to ensure reliable operation and maximum performance. After the iron ore has been washed out and impurities have been removed, the ANDRITZ filter press ensures maximum dewatering of the filter cake. The newly developed feed shoe design optimises and improves the machine’s performance for iron ore compared to the standard rectangular design, with measurable improvements for the client.”“With the new mining filter press, we have an additional proven and innovative product for the mining and minerals industry alongside hyperbaric filters, vacuum belt filters, and the regular filter presses for iron ore concentrate dewatering. This has resulted in an optimised, reliable solution that will further boost our reputation as leading separation specialists,” concludes Robert Stantish, Managing Director of ANDRITZ Separation India. International technology group ANDRITZ has recently successfully started up its newly developed mining filter press for the iron ore industry at Jagannath Steel in India, thus it says “once again demonstrating its comprehensive know-how and capabilities in dewatering solutions for the mining and minerals industry.”last_img read more

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  • I feel so safe in Ireland but as an undocumented migrant I

    first_imgMIGRANT GROUPS IN Ireland have said that calls for immigration reform in the US to help the undocumented Irish must be matched by a commitment to deliver the same for migrants “living in limbo” in Ireland.Today the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) warned that the” failure by successive governments to honour past commitments has left too many migrants and their families caught in a similar situation” to the undocumented in the US.Similarly, the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) said the government’s silence on the “identical plight of undocumented workers, families and children here in Ireland is deafening”.“We are just like the undocumented Irish across the globe,” said Jayson Montenegro, spokesperson for the Justice for Undocumented campaign. “We too are deeply rooted within our communities, working, paying taxes and trying to make a better life for ourselves and our families. Ireland is our home. Many members however live in the shadows under stress and fear of deportation, not able to go home to see family and loved ones.”‘I consider myself Irish’It is estimated that there are 26,000 to 30,000 undocumented people living in Ireland.Priya from Mauritius has lived in Ireland for over five years and is a member of Justice for the Undocumented. She said: At this stage I consider myself Irish. I have two children who go to school here and they don’t know any other life. They are the invisible and unrecognised Irish. As a woman and a mother I feel so safe in Ireland, but as an undocumented migrant I fear for my future. This weekend is very special to us as a family. I have time off and we plan to attend and enjoy the Dublin parade. We go every year and I love the spectacle and the music. I will of course be wearing green.ICI said it hopes legal reforms expected in a new bill before the end of the year will ensure that people have access to a modern, efficient and transparent immigration system. It said key priorities in this legislation should include the introduction of an independent appeals mechanism, clear guidelines and regulations, the right to family unification once conditions are met and the introduction of procedures for stateless persons.It is also calling for proper protections for victims of human trafficking including the introduction of residence permit where their stay is necessary owing to their personal situation.Over-reliance on discretion“As an independent law centre we see at first hand the confusion, frustration and hurt caused by an immigration system which is cumbersome, lacks transparency and places an over-reliance on discretion,” commented senior solicitor with the council Hilkka Becker.She said protections need to be provided to legally resident migrants and Irish citizens who are financially or otherwise dependent on their non-EU national spouse or partner and need them to remain in the country or join them here.Becker also said that more favourable provisions need to be introduced to allow for the consideration of the situation of single parents, victims of domestic violence, and those left alone as a result of the death of their spouse or partner.Government ministers will spend this weekend lobbying politicians in the US on behalf of the undocumented Irish, as they join St Patrick’s celebrations in the country.Read: Woman ‘forced to drop rape charges’ so she could stay in the country>Read: Joan Burton has no plans for UK-style crackdown on welfare for jobless immigrants>last_img read more

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  • College licenses revoked

    first_imgEducation Minister Anna Diamantopoulou last week called for the 33 operating licenses granted to private colleges under the previous conservative government to be revoked, even as the European Commission threatens to impose huge fines on Greece for failing to grant the same professional rights to graduates of such colleges as their counterparts at state universities.Diamantopoulou revoked the 33 licenses, after the State Legal Council questioned the legality of the process by which the licenses had been granted by her predecessor Aris Spiliotopoulos.Diamantopoulou, who has called for the colleges’ applications for operating licenses to be reviewed, is due for talks with EC officials aimed at averting more than 600,000 euros in fines and at securing the Greek government the right to monitor the quality of teaching.These claims are unlikely to go down well in Brussels, which demands that EU-member states grant equal rights to graduates of foreign colleges, basically branches of foreign universities operating as franchises. The move by the ministry fuelled anger in the private college sector. “The minister should find those who failed to follow legal procedures. We are entirely within the law” the chairman of the Hellenic Colleges’ Association, Constantinos Karkanias, told Kathimerini. He said his association and its members were planning legal action against the ministry. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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  • The Most Shameless Food Product Placement in Video Games

    first_img Finally, KFC Makes A Colonel Sanders Dating GameKFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in Atlanta If we had our way, we’d do nothing but play video games all day every day. But eventually those pesky bodily needs get in the way, and we have to stop to do things like “sleep” and “eat” and “apply bandages.” But don’t get us wrong. Food is great, too. If only there was a way to make the game-to-food transition easier. What if the games themselves let us know about delicious food worth putting the controller down for?Thanks to the crushing, blood-soaked gears of capitalism, there’s a chance that games you pay money for will still blast you with ads for other products, including food. There’s nothing wrong with games about food. Cooking Mama is a wonderful woman and Iron Chef makes perfect sense as a video game. We’re talking about games chock full of egregious branding that just happens to be for food. Here are the most shameless examples of food product placement in video games.Final Fantasy XV: Cup NoodlesThe most recent and arguably hilarious example, Final Fantasy XV is a massive, sprawling JRPG that took a decade to make and still released a little unfinished. Square Enix hasn’t been shy about how much money the game needs to make to earn back its development costs. To help ease the burden, as well as make the game’s “realistic fantasy” vibe more believable, Noctis and the gang use real-world brands throughout their adventures like Coleman camping equipment and Cup Noodles. In fact, the game stops dead in its tracks for the characters to basically read a commercial about how delicious Cup Noodles are. I don’t know about the rest of you, but that’s my fantasy right there.Darkened Skye: The Skittles GameDarkened Skye is an insidious bit of product placement disguised as a game. At first, it just seems like a ho-hum, fantasy, action-adventure game. “Tomb Raider-style adventure with Magic” is what it says on the box. But as you play, you realize that all of your magic, from flying to shielding yourself to shooting fireballs to calling down bolts of lightning, is powered by good old-fashioned Skittles™ candy. Those sneaky marketing hacks!Yo! NoidYo! Noid is the Power Rangers or Super Mario Bros. 2 of shameless food promotion video games. In 1990, Capcom, Now Production, and the self-deprecating pizza chain Domino’s took the unsuspecting NES platformer Kamen no Ninja Hanamaru and swapped out the main character with the infamous pizza thief The Noid. We all know we’re supposed to avoid the Noid, but here we must become him to save New York City from green slime or something.Doritos: Dash of DestructionDoritos, Mountain Dew, and Taco Bell form the holy trinity of gamer grub. Just ask Geoff Keighley. So a Doritos video game was as inevitable as the heat death of the universe. In Dash of Destruction, players control a Doritos delivery truck providing precious nacho cheesy chips to the masses as fast as possible while avoiding a deadly T-Rex. This concept, by Mike Borland, was the winning entry in a Doritos contest to design an Xbox 360 game. If you’re going to make a playable ad, you might as well crowdsource it.Sneak KingThe King from Burger King is the best, creepiest humanoid fast food mascot since Mac Tonight or the sexy new Hamburglar. In 2006 he appeared in a trio of branded Burger King games for the Xbox and Xbox 360. PocketBike Racer and Big Bumpin’ were generic racing and bumper car games, respectively. Sneak King, however, is a game of the year candidate. In this stealth game, players control the King to sneak up on hungry, unsuspecting citizens and give them Whoppers. Imagine a remake of this running on the Fox Engine, the technology behind Metal Gear Solid V.M. C. KidsEven without its magnificent Moon Man, McDonald’s has a good amount of lore worth exploring in a video game. M. C. Kids is a 1992 NES platformer where two cool kids travel to McDonaldland to retrieve Ronald McDonald’s magic bag. Aside from prominent burgers and fries, that’s not too different from your average game. Later that year, the game got a different junk food brand in Europe when it became Spot: The Cool Adventure. You know, Cool Spot, the 7 Up mascot.Major League Eating: The GameThis downloadable WiiWare game isn’t branded with specific food. It’s branded with the idea of eating as much food as possible for money and glory. Players control real-life professional eaters like Takeru Kobayashi, Joey Chestnut, Sonya Thomas, and a bear with fighting game-like controls. It’s the perfect practice for the single-player competitive eating we all do every day. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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  • Lukaku 100 ready for Japan match confirms Martinez

    first_imgBelgium boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed Romelu Lukaku is “100 percent” fit to face Japan in their Round of 16 clash of the World CupThe Manchester United forward picked up an ankle injury after scoring back-to-back braces against both Panama and Tunisia in Belgium’s opening two games of the tournament.In light of this, Martinez chose to rest Lukaku as one of nine changes he made in Belgium’s 1-0 win over England on Thursday to secure top spot in Group G.But now the Spaniard has made it abundantly clear that Lukaku will be featuring against Japan at Rostov as the Red Devils look to set-up a quarter-final tie against either Brazil or Mexico.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“He trained today and has no problems,” said Martinez, according to MEN.“He’ll be available (to face Japan), 100 percent.”Defensive duo Thomas Vermaelen and captain Vincent Kompany have also been declared fully fit for Monday’s match.last_img read more

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  • Biker killed in Wari

    first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloA motorcyclist was killed as his bike crashed into a roadside pillar in the city’s Wari area early Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased was Jubayer, 25, a resident of Hare Street of Wari.Assistant sub-inspector Baby Ram of Wari police station said Jubayer received injuries when his motorcycle crashed into a road side pillar at Wari Post Office Goli around 1:00am.He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at around 2:00am.last_img read more

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  • Balto Mayoral Candidates Offer Dueling Plans for Troubled City

    first_imgSheila Dixon and Nick Mosby (not pictured) say they have a plan to fix Baltimore. (Courtesy photo)Mayoral candidates Sheila Dixon and Nick Mosby announced competing major campaign platforms this week that seek to address essential quality of life issues for Baltimore, a city that was saw riots last April and ended the year with 344 homicides, a near record.On Jan. 4, Dixon released a four point plan to create a safer Baltimore. In an interview with the AFRO, Dixon stressed that she has experience in creating a safer, more livable Baltimore. “We focused on a holistic approach (in contrast to former Mayor O’Malley’s zero tolerance approach to crime). Crime rates started to decrease. Brutality rates were going down. We didn’t tolerate the mentality of officers coming onto the force and ignoring the extensive training they received.” Dixon said.Dixon would require more training for all police officers and work with the anticipated consent decree that will be provided by the US Justice Department as a result of the agency’s current investigation of the Baltimore Police Department. “Whether or not the consent decree comes with funding, we will do what it takes to train our officers to engage 21st Century Community Policing,” Dixon said. “I will enhance the Civilian Review Board and ensure it has the support staff needed to function in an efficient manner.”The Baltimore Police Department’s Civilian Review Board, established by the Maryland General Assembly, is often criticized for being irrelevant and ineffective, in spite of efforts by current Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to revitalize the board.Dixon’s approach focuses on detaining the most violent offenders, requiring community policing and extensive training, while developing alternative approaches to restoring non-violent offenders to productive community life and supporting disconnected youth.   Dixon would use local, state and federal data currently available to target violent offenders.  “We know who the violent offenders are” she said.Dixon advocates a collaborative approach to working with the city’s large population of disconnected youth.  “We need to monitor them and work with both youth and their families.  I am not advocating programs that will cost the city more money. We need to maximize the programs that we have. We would evaluate our own city agencies as well as organizations that partner with the city. We would bring in foundation s to help us”, Dixon said. “I have examples of how I have already done this with Promise Heights.” Promise Heights is a US Department of Education Funded program that partners with community and faith-based non-profits in the Druid Hills/Upton Heights neighborhoods.Nick Mosby laid out his vision for the city. (Courtesy Photo)Mosby Focuses on FutureOn Jan. 5, Nick Mosby presented the press with what he called “A 15 Point Plan for Baltimore’s Future.” Speaking from a sidewalk near the corner of Howard and Franklin Streets, the contrasting images of the city’s blight and emerging signs of urban development were striking. “This is one Baltimore and if we come together now more than ever we can be and show the world what true urban revitalization is,” Mosby said. His plan focuses on five major initiatives including, eliminating gaps in the city’s educational system, investing in safe and healthy neighborhoods, economic development and attracting new businesses, a comprehensive transportation plan and enhancing government accountability and transparency.During the press conference, Mosby praised Police Commissioner Kevin Davis for his leadership during the 2015 unrest. “He has been unafraid to go after the bad actors on the police force. But there is no way we can ever return to a year like 2015”, Mosby said. Mosby has pledged to ensure all officers wear body cameras within the first 100 days of his administration, require community policing, and combat addiction.Mosby’s plan would also create universal pre-kindergarten, lower property taxes for all properties and provide livable housing for low-wealth residents, place stiff financial penalties for owners of vacant buildings, overhaul the Baltimore transportation system and expand the Charm City Circulator.Mosby did not provide details on how his plan would be funded or implemented but indicated that “in the coming weeks we will roll out the economics of the plan.”Both candidates focused on Baltimore’s future in discussing their vision for improving the quality of life for city residents.  Dixon focused on her experience with city government and connection with the city’s youth. “Most people understand I know the city and city government. I know how to run city government and I can take this city forward by and with the support of young people who will work with me and who want to see Baltimore succeed,” she said.Mosby, in contrast, pointed to the future. “This election is not about the past, it’s about the future. This election is about new ideas, new energy and a fresh commitment to providing real opportunity for all Baltimoreans and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.” Mosby said.last_img read more

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