New Zealand’s hopes of saving the series against South Africa suffered a massive blow on Thursday when paceman Tim Southee was ruled out of the third and final Test against South Africa by a hamstring injury.The 28-year-old pace spearhead suffered a grade one tear of his left hamstring during the second Test defeat in Wellington, New Zealand Cricket said.”He felt discomfort following the second Test in Wellington and as a precautionary measure was sent for a scan,” read a statement.”While only a minor tear, he will not be fit for the upcoming match beginning Saturday.”Kane Williamson’s side are still sweating on the fitness of left arm seamer Trent Boult, who missed the eight-wicket loss at the Basin Reserve with pain in his hip/groin area.Wicketkeeper BJ Watling told reporters on Wednesday that Boult was still not 100 percent and would be monitored by medical staff ahead of the match at Seddon Park in Hamilton, which starts on Saturday.Southee will not be replaced in the squad with Neil Wagner and Matt Henry the remaining two pace options. All-rounders Jimmy Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme can also bowl brisk medium pace.The hosts could still go into the match with two spinners.DE KOCK DOUBTFUL FOR PROTEASSouth Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is a doubt for this week’s third and final Test against New Zealand after he suffered a finger injury during the eight-wicket victory over the hosts last week.De Kock, whose belligerent knock of 91 in a 160-run partnership with Temba Bavuma swung the second Test at the Basin Reserve, was sent to hospital for scans on the injury to his right index finger.advertisementThe scans did not show a fracture, team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee told reporters in Hamilton, but the injury could rule him out of the IPL Twenty20 tournament to ensure he is fit for the one-day Champions Trophy and tour of England that follows.”There is every likelihood he will miss the IPL because he will need at least four to six weeks recovery,” Moosajee said.”The risk is that if he doesn’t have that four to six weeks rest, and he further aggravates it, it could jeopardise his participation in the Champions Trophy.”With that in mind and with the England tour after that, it’s important we give him the allocated time to recover for the injury.”The 24-year-old missed training on Wednesday and Thursday and Moosajee said a decision on whether he played in the third Test would not be made until Friday.Uncapped Heinrich Klaasen could take the gloves for the match at Seddon Park, which starts on Saturday.South Africa lead 1-0 after their victory in Wellington and the rain forecast for the first four days of the Hamilton Test could hamper New Zealand’s hopes of saving the series.
Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Sergio Ramos and other players helped prevent Jose Mourinho from becoming the club’s new manager.Madrid named Zinedine Zidane their new boss on Monday, just 10 months after the Frenchman walked away from his managerial role with the Blancos.Zidane became Madrid’s third manager of a highly disappointing campaign, following Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari, who were both sacked. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Solari’s position became untenable following last week’s shocking Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax, ending Madrid’s run of three straight European titles. Calderon believes that current president Florentino Perez was hoping to appoint a different former Blancos boss, but Ramos and other Madrid leaders intervened and helped push Perez to re-hire Zidane instead of Mourinho. “It is great news for Real Madrid,” Calderon told Love Sport Radio of Zidane’s return. “The opinion of the dressing room leaders has prevailed over that of the president, after the quarrel between Sergio Ramos and the president.”Ramos and other Madrid stars famously feuded with Mourinho during the Portuguese’s time managing Madrid between 2010 and 2013. “This president thought Mourinho was the right one and he was his first option because he is one of those presidents that thinks a firm hand is important in the dressing room,” Calderon continued. “But the players, and Sergio Ramos, told him and they did it publicly as well, that you have to take into account which managers have won the Champions League with Real Madrid: [Vicente] Del Bosque, [Carlo] Ancelotti and Zidane. It’s nothing to do with the style of play of Mourinho.“[Zidane’s] first idea was to come in June but finally he’s accepted to come now for the rest of the season and for three more years. Finally we can get on the path of victory again.”Calderon is also hoping that Zidane’s presence will help convince Chelsea star Eden Hazard to trade Stamford Bridge for the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer. “Hazard has said many times that he likes Real Madrid and that he would be pleased to have an offer from there,” Calderon said. “He’s also talked about his admiration for Zidane so maybe he can be one of the main signings but it depends on the player and on Chelsea. The price will not be low.”
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Kylie Bunbury stars in Fox’s “Pitch.” (Richard Shotwell) Show:Pitch (Global, Fox)The young actress, last seen in Under the Dome, moves into the spotlight with this series about the first woman to pitch for a major-league baseball team. She spent months before filming trying to perfect her pitching form.She was her toughest critic during that time. Tori AndersonShow: No Tomorrow (CW)On any other channel, this show would not last long enough to give the audience time to fully appreciate the energy and passion Anderson brings to this tale of an impending apocalypse. The upside of being on the CW is the show will get a longer time to prove itself. Because the show looks at the potential end of life on Earth, Anderson has been looking at life a little differently.“I’m a pretty go with the flow person, but this show has definitely made me relook at the way I live my life, and think about things that I have been putting off and the reasons why I’ve been putting them off. I’ve created my own sort of bucket list that I have a few things that I really want to accomplish and I will make plans to do them,” Anderson says..Kylie Bunbury This year, the list is not confined to the networks. Actors on cable or streaming services were also considered.Here’s this year’s “10 to watch” list. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Every fall, there are actors with such interesting roles in the new TV shows that they have the potential to find stardom. Most have little experience and those who have longer resumés have landed parts bigger than any in their careers.Past predictions on this list have been on target, such as the 2007 selection of Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory.At the top of the list last year were Melissa Benoist, star of Supergirl, and Rachel Bloom, star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Advertisement Facebook Twitter
MONTREAL – Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he shares the cautious optimism of Canada’s transportation industry that a deal will be reached to modernize NAFTA.The minister said the sustained efforts by the federal and provincial governments to reinforce the importance of the trade deal to American politicians are bearing fruit.He points to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and House Speaker Paul Ryan, who have talked about the importance of continuing negotiations despite a threat from U.S. President Donald Trump to pull out of the continental trade pact.“I think those are playing a role in overall mood and the overall negotiations between the three countries,” he told reporters Wednesday after meeting behind closed doors with representatives of the transportation sector.For them, the impact on volumes of merchandise and people that cross the border is key, he said.Garneau’s first meeting with the sector to discuss NAFTA comes days before difficult negotiations are set to resume next week in Montreal.He said their comments reinforced his thinking about how the industry feels about negotiations and how it could potentially impact them.“Some of their businesses depend heavily on the amount of merchandise that they’re going to bring across the border so obviously they want to see a successful negotiation,” Garneau said. “But I would say that the mood was cautiously optimistic as we go into the sixth round.”The meeting followed a warning from the Bank of Canada about growing uncertainties about the 24-year-old continental trade agreement.The central bank raised its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday to 1.25 per cent and said uncertainty regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement — and the potential negatives for Canada — were casting a widening shadow over its outlook.Transportation analysts have said that the potential dismantling of NAFTA poses the biggest risk to Canada’s railways, which would miss out on the benefits of healthy economies and higher demand for oil transportation.Kevin Chiang of CIBC World Markets said what keeps him up at night is NAFTA renegotiations.Chiang wrote in a report that the earnings implications of the U.S. government’s move to disband the agreement are unknown, but an almost immediate 10 per cent drop in values in the aftermath of the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom could be a guide post for Canada’s industrial and transportation sectors.Fadi Chamoun of BMO Capital Markets wrote that a repeal of NAFTA could create significant uncertainty and potentially weigh on the valuations of Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP).Last week, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada would be bringing some “creative” new proposals to the sixth round of talks next week in Montreal, in response to the “more unconventional” American demands.During a visit to Washington on Wednesday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said Canada speaks with one voice when it comes to the negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
A frantic search for a missing two-year-old girl continues after her 27-year-old father was found murdered in his home in southwestern Alberta.Police say Terry Blanchette was killed very early Monday morning, although family didn’t report his death until almost noon.Blanchette’s two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette hasn’t been seen since. She was supposed to have been dropped off at her mother’s home in Edmonton on Sunday. The parents had shared custody.An Amber Alert has been expanded into British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Montana.Police are looking for a newer model white van with a large rear antenna and a flag flying from it that left Blanchette’s home in Crowsnest Pass at a high rate of speed.
WATERLOO, Ont. — The Manulife Financial insurance company says it will launch the first medical marijuana program in Canada this fall in conjunction with Shoppers Drug Mart.Manulife says the program will be available as an option for participating group and individual health insurance plans.Under the partnership, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists will help Manulife customers navigate the different strains of medical marijuana and the different ways to take it.Manulife customers will then be able to choose treatment that is covered under their Manulife plan and receive ongoing case management.The insurance company — which was already offering medical cannabis coverage to clients on a selective basis — says more details of the program with Shoppers will become available once the program takes effect.“Manulife’s medical marijuana program will ensure people have appropriate advice, make informed decisions and receive the support they need to choose the appropriate strain for their condition,” said Donna Carbell, Manulife’s senior vice-president of group benefits.Manulife is the latest Canadian insurance company to continue an industry shift into the medical marijuana sector.Sun Life Financial Inc., for example, said in February that it was adding medical marijuana coverage as an option for its group benefits plans. Great-West Life Assurance Co. has said it plans to expand its medical marijuana coverage options in its group plans this year.There were more than 235,000 registered medical marijuana patients across Canada as of the end of September 2017 — the most recent date for which data is available.
OTTAWA — Two senior Liberal cabinet ministers are off to Beijing next month to co-chair a high-level business conference and to push Canada’s trade interests with China.International Trade Minister Jim Carr says he and Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be in the Chinese capital for two days starting on Nov. 11 to advance Canada’s trading interests.Carr is also reiterating that nothing in the recently negotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement prevents Canada from doing just that.Carr was asked during testimony before the Senate trade committee about a controversial clause in the new USMCA.It allows any of the countries to withdraw from the deal on six-months’ notice if one of the partners starts free trade negotiations with a non-market economy — widely assumed to be China — to which they object.Carr says Canada and China aren’t embarking on formal free trade talks so, for now, it has nothing to tell its North American partners.“We will look to deepening and broadening our trading relationships with China, sector by sector. If at some stage of the game we enter into a conversation about a full free-trade agreement, we will inform our North American partners as we are obliged to do,” said Carr.“But it does not constrain us in continuing to deepen our ties with China, or any other nation in the world.”Carr says the clause is “reciprocal” and applies to the U.S. and Mexico as well. If Canada does enter into free-trade talks with China, it will duly inform the North American partners, he added.“And if our partners don’t like it, they have the capacity to bolt from the agreement, just as they do now.”Carr noted the current North American Free Trade Agreement as well as the newly negotiated USMCA have a broad termination clause that allows any party to leave the agreement, for any reason, by giving six months’ notice.The Chinese embassy in Ottawa has blasted inclusion of the new clause, saying it targets China’s potential trading partners and unfairly brands it as a non-market economy.Trade experts and analysts support the careful approach Carr is advocating because it gives Canada room to talk to China, without overtly angering the U.S.The U.S. is embroiled in a trade war with China that has seen the imposition of hundreds of billions dollars of tariffs by the Trump administration on Chinese goods and retaliation by Beijing.
In his latest report to the General Assembly and the Security Council on the question of Palestine, Mr. Annan said that while he was extremely disappointed with the events of the past 12 months, he saw some recent encouraging signs on both sides of the conflict.“In this regard, I have welcomed the continued commitment of [Palestinian] President Abbas to a platform of peace, and I have noted with satisfaction [Israeli] Prime Minister Olmert’s stated readiness to engage a Palestinian partner,” he observed in the report, which covers the period from September 2005 to last month.“I am also pleased that opinion polls have continued to emphasize the desire of both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples for a negotiated two-State solution, even if confidence in the peace process is declining.”The peace process is supposed to follow the Road Map, which was set out by the diplomatic Quartet – comprising the United Nations, the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United States – and which originally called for Israelis and Palestinians to live side by side in two States by the end of 2005.Reiterating his pledge that the UN will help the two sides settle their dispute, Mr. Annan said violence rose across the region over the last year, and he deplored the way civilians had fallen victim all too often.He cited suicide bombings by Palestinians and their indiscriminate rocket and mortar fire at Israel, as well as Israeli aerial strikes, extrajudicial killings of alleged militants, tank shelling and extensive ground operations. There was also a surge in acts of intra-Palestinian violence, mainly in the Gaza Strip.Mr. Annan noted that the Palestinian Government that assumed office after elections in January did not commit to principles set out by the Quartet, including the recognition of Israel’s right to exist and a commitment to the principles of non-violence.He observed that Israel has failed to implement its obligations under the road map to freeze its settlement activities in the West Bank and dismantle outposts built since March 2001.He also said Israel had accelerated construction of the barrier in the West Bank, and imposed other checkpoints and obstacles that made it difficult for Palestinians and UN staff to move around.“Quartet Special Envoy James Wolfensohn [who stepped down in April] has emphasized that without the re-establishment of free movement inside the West Bank, a viable Palestinian economy is not possible,” the report stated.Mr. Annan added that Israel’s decision to withhold customs and value-added tax payments it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, combined with some donor governments’ withdrawal of aid because the Palestinian Government did not commit to Quartet principles, has “resulted in an acute fiscal crisis for the Palestinian Authority.”The Secretary-General said he was particularly concerned about several incidents over the past year in which UN staff members were endangered. Some staff were fired on at checkpoints while UN offices and facilities have been targeted by demonstrators or, in one case, bombed by Palestinian militants.
DENVER — Trey Lyles scored a season-high 22 points, Mason Plumlee had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 112-87 on Friday night.Nikola Jokic finished with 11 assists and 10 rebounds but fell four points shy of a triple-double. It was the third time this season Jokic missed out on a triple-double because he failed to score 10 or more points.Jokic assisted on Denver’s first four baskets of the game and nearly had a double-double at halftime. He only took seven shots and missed all three of his 3-point attempts.The Nuggets didn’t need him to win their second in a row at home. Lyles and Plumlee provided enough offence off the bench. Lyles finished four points shy of his career best.Terence Ross led Orlando with 18 points and hit his first seven shots. His first miss came with 7:48 left and Denver comfortably ahead.The Nuggets led by 11 early in the fourth quarter before pulling away for an easy win. Plumlee scored four straight points, Lyles hit a layup and a three-point play and Jamal Murray, who had 16 points, drained a 3-pointer from the top during a 17-2 run that gave Denver a 27-point lead.TIP-INSMagic: Nikola Vucevic had 16 points. … Former Denver centre Timofey Mozgov (sore right knee) has not played this season and coach Steve Clifford said he is “a ways away” from returning. … Orlando has lost 14 of its last 16 games in Denver dating to 2003.Nuggets: Denver is in the midst of its third back-to-back this season. The Nuggets are now 3-0 on the front end and 2-0 on the second night. … Denver attempted 11 free throws in the first half after shooting just six at Minnesota on Wednesday night. … 2018 draft pick Thomas Welsh scored his first NBA points. He finished with five in mop-up time.UP NEXTMagic: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.Nuggets: Visits Oklahoma City on Saturday.Michael Kelly, The Associated Press
Then-junior Mikael Torpegaard defeated Minnesota’s Matic Spec, 6-4, 6-4 in a match on April 14. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 3 Ohio State men’s tennis team finished its regular season with a perfect 15-0 record at home with a 7-0 victory over Northwestern.Ohio State senior Mikael Torpegaard and freshman John McNally clinched the doubles point for the Buckeyes with a 6-4 win. Then, Torpegaard picked up a singles win against Northwestern sophomore Dominik Stary (6-1, 7-5), gaining another point. “We’ve had a wonderful season so far,” Torpegaard said. “We are far from done. It’s a huge advantage playing in front of your home crowd and we’ve had unbelievable crowds throughout the whole season. It’s nice knowing you have that much support.”After clinching the final point for Ohio State’s win against Illinois Saturday, junior Martin Joyce picked up some momentum where he gained two points for the Buckeyes. He beat Chris Ephron in a singles match (7-5, 6-1) and teamed up with sophomore J.J. Wolf in a doubles match for a 6-2 victory.“Today, the biggest thing was the serve,” Joyce said. “It’s what kept me around. It was a little bit of a slow start. I just had to stay in it and chip away and a couple times it got through. That was all I needed.” Ohio State seniors Mikael Torpegaard, Matt Mendes and Riley Reist were honored after the matches.“It’s been so much fun, playing on this team, and playing for this program” Torpegaard said. “I’m very thankful for being here. At the same time, it’s exciting for what’s happening next, trying out the pro life and seeing how that works out after I’m done here. “The Buckeyes will travel for their last weekend of regular-season play. Ohio State will take on Indiana University on Friday and Purdue next Sunday.
It was the dismissal in disgrace that was the hardest aspect of all to bearClaire Blackman During the packed hearing (which included an entire public row in the gallery allocated to retired officers ranked Colonel or above) the court heard a number of statements testifying to the exemplary character of Alexander Blackman, who had served six tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.Jonathan Goldberg QC, defending, said over the course of his career Blackman estimates he has “personally and lawfully killed 30 of the Queen’s enemies on the battlefield”.Mr Goldberg said his eventual mental breakdown – which led to him shooting the Taliban insurgent who had already been severely wounded by an apache helicopter in 2011 – was due to the pressures placed upon his men fighting in Nad-e-Ali, described as “the most dangerous square mile on earth”. Show more A statement was read out by another Royal Marine Commando, Thomas Quinn, who served under Blackman in Helmand. “If he was to come back to the Royal Marines, I would follow him to hell and back without any questions,” he said. At the end of the hearing, a crowd of a hundred or so supporters and veterans gathered on the court steps waving flags. Three cheers were given for Claire Blackman as she left the building.In a short statement outside, she expressed her disappointment at the delay but added: “We will patiently await their ruling.” “The arrest and the conviction were a huge shock,” she said. “But it was the dismissal in disgrace that was the hardest aspect of the whole episode to bear. I often said if you cut my husband in half you would see Royal Marine all the way through him.” The wife of Marine A has spoken of the pain of her husband’s wrongful conviction for murder robbing her of half of her marriage, as judges ruled that he must spend at least another weekend in jail.Claire Blackman appeared as a surprise character witness at the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday, where supporters had gathered in the hope Alexander Blackman would finally walk free.During the hearing, Blackman, who in 2013 was given a life sentence for the murder of a wounded Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan, was described by his defence barrister as “the last victim of a failed war”. Mr Goldberg also provided the hearing with new evidence from a pathologist Dr Ashley Fegan-Earl. “He concludes it was inevitable the insurgent would have died within minutes anyway,” Goldberg added.Among those in court was Lance Corporal Cassidy Little, a former Royal Marine who served under Blackman in Afghanistan and lost his right leg in an IED blast which killed two other soldiers. Claire Blackman, the wife of Marine A Alexander BlackmanCredit:Geoff Pugh for The Telegraph However despite his murder conviction having been reduced to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility on March 15, the panel of five judges decided to delay an eventual decision on when the 42-year-old will be released until next Tuesday.It also emerged during the hearing that Blackman, from Taunton, in Somerset, could rejoin the Royal Marines in a non frontline role upon his release. Occupying the witness stand dressed all in black and watched by her husband who appeared via video link from Erlestoke Prison, Claire Blackman said they had only spent half of the eight years together since marrying in 2009, due to him fighting abroad and then languishing in jail. “Even in our current circumstances we laugh a lot,” she said.Mrs Blackman, a 45-year-old NHS communications manager, also described the devastation her husband felt on being expelled from the regiment he served with distinction for 15 years, and welcomed the prospect of him returning to the Royal Marines as: “a real positive”. 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.
SWISS VOTERS HAVE narrowly backed curbs on immigration from the European Union with 50.4 per cent in favour in a referendum today, a polling agency has said.Claude Longchamp, head of the gfs.bern polling institute, told public broadcaster SRF that the result remained on a knife-edge, with a margin of error of just 0.7 per cent, but that the Yes vote looked set to win.The referendum was seen as a crunch test of the neutral country’s ties with the 28 members of the EU.The measure would bind the Swiss government to renegotiate within three years a deal with Brussels that since 2007 has given most EU citizens free access to the country’s labour market.The populists said that with 80,000 EU citizens arriving per year — rather than the 8,000 predicted before the rules were liberalised — it was time for the nation of eight million people to rein things in.Their opponents, including the government and lobby groups from across the economy, argued immigrants were needed to drive Swiss business and industry, and that ripping up the free movement deal would mean the demise of a handful of related economic accords with the EU.Immigration and national identity are traditional political themes in a country with a long history of drawing foreign workers and some of Europe’s toughest rules for obtaining citizenship.But over recent years, the proportion of foreigners has risen from around one-fifth of the population to roughly a quarter.The majority of recent immigrants are from neighbouring Germany, Italy and France, as well as Portugal.- © AFP, 2014Read: How Switzerland became the quiet rebel of Europe > Read: Joan Burton has no plans for UK-style crackdown on welfare for jobless immigrants >
Marotha Pasha converted to Islam in the middle of the last century and moved to Tacoma in the 1980s. Now 81, he looks back at those decades as a time his faith was an obscurity in his country.“Twenty years ago, the only thing Americans knew about most Muslims was Malcolm X,” he said the other day in a Tacoma coffee shop.Then came Sept. 11, 2001, and a series of attacks by a handful of men who professed to share the same faith, wars in two Islamic countries and a national climate of terror watch lists and various see-something-say-something alertness campaigns.Pasha was born in New York City and raised partly in South Carolina, where his parents were from, during segregationist times.He is African American. He dresses according to the tenets of his faith, with a skullcap, a knee-length shirt and a beard.
TEWKSBURY, MA — Maria L. (DaSilva) Nunes, age 85, beloved mother of six, died peacefully in the care of her daughters and hospice at her Tewksbury home on Wednesday evening, April 25. She was the wife of the late Manuel Nunes, and earlier Leonel Ramos.She was born in Terceira, Azores, Portugal, and came to the US in 1975. She settled in Peabody, before retiring to Tewksbury in 1996.She worked as a Quality Control Inspector for Altron printed circuit company in Wilmington for twenty-six years. She leaves her children, Maria L. Pacheco and Antonio L. Ramos who reside in Azores, Natal Borba and her husband Nazario of Dracut, Zelia M. (Cherubino) Ramos and her husband Paulo Lima of Tewksbury, with whom Maria resided, Pedro L. Ramos and his wife Maggie of Peabody, the late Paul Ramos; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her sister Odette Calistro and her husband Candio of Peabody.Visiting hours are Monday, April 30, from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewy and 975 Main Sts. (Rte. 38) TEWKSBURY CENTER, Ph. (800 in MA or 978) 851 2950. Her Funeral Mass will follow on Monday at 11:30 a.m. in St. William’s Church, 1351 Main St. (Rte. 38) Tewksbury. Burial will be in Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 will be appreciated.Maria L. (DaSilva) Nunes(NOTE: The above obituary is from Tewksbury Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Helen C. (Cotter) Domigan Adams, 85In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kilpatrick) Valente, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Deborah A. Clark, 66In “Obituaries”
See All E3 2019: The most anticipated games of gaming’s most anticipated show • With contribution from Jackson Ryan. Gaming Consoles Tablets Phones Google Microsoft Sony Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw More from E3 Microsoft announces Project Scarlett Microsoft is demoing the new streaming service at its E3 booth. James Martin/CNET Along with its next-generation Xbox console, Project Scarlett, at this year’s Xbox press conference at E3, Microsoft tossed out some snippets about its Project xCloud cloud-gaming service. While we didn’t get any pricing, we did find out:It will become available in October 2019Console streaming will be a second aspect of it, letting you sling local Xbox games to another deviceThey had a first public hands-on at the showThe service, which will let you play on devices like phones and tablets by serving them up from more powerful, remote, console-like hardware, has been in testing internally for several months. And because it runs the same game code that’s used by its Xbox One console family, as well as a well-developed distribution platform in Xbox Live, can work with the entire 3,500-game Xbox One library as well as the 1,900 titles in development. This contrasts with Google’s competing Stadia, slated for limited rollout in November and broader launch in early 2020, which requires ports of existing games not developed with it in mind and will therefore have a much smaller, handpicked catalog at launch. The cloud and the ability to play AAA games on any device are the next frontiers for gaming. Share your voice 17 Photos E3 2019 Spencer explained that the Project xCloud features dropping in October are two-fold: You can preview the streaming service that uses Xbox’s data centers “so that you can access Xboxes that we have enabled to play games from there” but also, you can turn your own Xbox One into a server, which will allow you to access it from your phone wherever you go. Spencer noted there would be “no charge for that” and both services are previewing this October. reading • Xbox chief details Project xCloud, free remote play tests beginning in October 0 More Console Streaming details from @XboxP3. #InsideXboxE3https://t.co/2dmZXanWQz pic.twitter.com/hiLy4QVAzO— Xbox ➡️ E3 (@Xbox) June 10, 2019 Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action 6:16 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Xbox chief Phil Spencer went a little more in-depth Monday on an episode of Inside Xbox, revealing how the new streaming service handles data.”Project xCloud is us putting Xboxes in our datacenters and allowing people to access those,” he explained. “We scratched our heads and said ‘wait a minute, we have tens of millions of people who already have an Xbox One at home, what if they could turn their local Xbox into their own version of xCloud, so they can stream out of their home?’.” E3 2019 Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Tags The local streaming from your own Xbox One seems to resemble Sony’s remote play, available with the PlayStation 4, whereas the Project xCloud experience will use the power in the data centers to deliver flawless Xbox games to any device, more like Stadia.It’s no coincidence that these announcements arrive in conjunction with the company commencing its Xbox Game Pass for PC subscription plan, which Microsoft also talked about at length. How to preorder all the new games Watch every E3 video game trailer Nintendo recap: New Zelda sequel, Banjo-Kazooie, Luigi’s Mansion and more E3 2019: Complete coverage on GameSpot E3 2019: Complete coverage on CNET Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know
A local Jubo League activist was hacked to death by rivals at Ramchandrapur in Sariakandi upazila on Monday.Jubo League is the youth front of ruling Awami League.The deceased was Ratan, 33, son of Idris Ali and a local Jubo League activist. He used to pull rickshaw for his living.Witnesses said rivals chopped Ratan at the local Awami League office around 4:30pm following previous enmity, leaving him critically injured.He was taken to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where he died around 7:30pm.Enayetur Rahman, inspector (investigation) of Sariakandi police station, said Ratan might have been killed over previous enmity.
Listen at WEAA Live Stream http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe focus on the embattled town of Ferguson, Missouri. Two police officers were shot last night, as the city endures significant upheaval including the resignation of it’s police chief and several city officials in the wake of the Department of Justice’s scathing report. Plus, we examine efforts at political mobilization of the city’s 67 percent Black population. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
Stay on target Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!The world is in a… weird spot right now, politically speaking. All over the globe folks with troubling leanings seem to be grabbing significant amounts of power, even with their dumb small hands. After the disasters in America, Britain, and beyond, France’s presidential election could be the next example of the international fascist slide backward. Fortunately, video games are here to help #resist. After you learn how to virtually punch Nazis, learn how to virtually shake down the one percent in Fiscal Kombat, this week’s Game of the Year.After several rounds of voting, the remaining candidates in the French presidential election are Emmanuel Macron of the En Marche! or Forward! Party and Marine Le Pen of the National Front Party. It’s important to stress that French citizens can vote for whoever they want. I’m not going to pretend to know the specifics of French politics. I can’t even read the language in this game. Still, it seems as if Le Pen is the candidate embraced by the same awful forces that brought us the famous orc now in charge of the Greatest Country on Earth TM .AdChoices广告However, before France reached this final voting stage, there were several other eligible candidates running, including Jean-Luc Melenchon. Again, I don’t know French politics. I just had a French roommate once. And saying something like Melenchon is the Bernie Sanders of France sounds reductive and US-centric and possibly inaccurate. But Melenchon did run as part of the Left Front and is very left wing.How left wing? Fiscal Kombat is a 2D pixelated sidescroller where players control Melenchon as he walks down streets grabbing and shaking down billionaires socialist-style to redistribute their wealth. As the rich surround you they stick their hands in your pockets and steal your cash until you die. Are you an honorable enough political champion to rescue the people’s’ capital? Regulate enough foes with your righteous fiscal fury and you can even activate a Super Saiyan-like special attack.Unsurprisingly, Fiscal Kombat is more of a novelty political advertisement than a game. It was developed by Melenchon supporters and tells you to get involved with the campaign. Melenchon even filmed himself playing the game. However, since Melenchon is no longer in the French presidential race there’s not much point to the game now besides as a gaming/political curiosity. But between this and an extremely on brand South Korean politician campaigning via StarCraft maps maybe we’ve just entered a weird new age of gamified elections, or rather, more gamified elections.In any case, voting is the real Game of the Year, so matter where you live go do it!Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year!
Tanah Lot, Bali Bali Hotels Association (BHA) has welcomed the Australian government’s decision to downgrade the travel advisory to Bali that has remained in place since 2002. Travellers to Bali were previously advised to “reconsider the need to travel” while now it advises to “exercise a high degree of caution”, a move BHA has actively been campaigning for many years. Australian ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty told the country’s national news agency, Antara that “this a positive development based on a carefully considered assessment of the level of threat to Australian travellers in Indonesia”. BHA chairman Jean-Charles Le Coz also expressed excitement that the association’s efforts in maintaining safety and security have been recognized internationally. Australia is Bali’s biggest market with a share of more than 26 per cent. Visitor arrivals from Australia saw a 24 per cent year-on-year increase in March 2012. Mr Le Coz attributed the renewed confidence in the island’s security as a boost to the performance on both leisure and MICE business.“Many Australians view Bali as their home away from home. We look forward to welcoming more to our shores this year,” he concluded. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Kuta Beach, Bali