Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been spotted for the first time since plastic surgery rumours.Some photos showed Gisele, 35, disembarking a private jet with her two children Benjamin and Vivian, in New England. Tom Brady’s wife, who was rumoured to have gone under the knife, smiled widely while helping her kids stepping down the stairs.Bundchen with her daughter Vivian Lake Brady. Picture Courtesy: Splash news She wore a red and white loose shirt paired with blue jeans and flip flops. They also brought their family dog along. Gisele was earlier rumoured to have disguised herself in a burqa to get plastic surgery done in Paris.Also read: Gisele Bundchen attempts to douse criticism over burqa controversyThe Brazilian supermodel was spotted in burqa with her sister Rafaela entering a high-end clinic in Paris. Picture Courtesy: Vantagenews.co.uk A longtime Paris chauffeur of the model was seen escorting two women sporting burqa, who allegedly were Gisele and her sister Rafaela, entering a high-end clinic in Paris on July 15.
After a hard fought ODI series India are ready to lock horns with South Africa, this time in a four-match Test series. A “good cricketing strip” is what Mohali pitch curator M.P. Pandove promised for the opening match starting November 5. Pandove said the pitch will assist fast bowlers to begin with before offering substantial help to the spinners. India are likely to go in with three spinners including Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, who is making a comeback after a sensational show in the ongoing Ranji Trophy and leg-spinner Amit Mishra.”We have tried our best to make a good cricketing wicket. It has something for everybody whether the batsmen or the bowlers,” said Pandove.”The wicket will help fast bowlers initially and after the wear and tear the spinners will become handy on the pitch, it’s a good five day wicket.” he added.India have lost the T20 and the ODI series against the visiting Proteas. They will be looking to change the loosing phase under the command of Virat Kohli in the first Test scheduled to played here from November 5-9.Pandove said that the South African team will be arriving in Mohali on November 1.Team India though will reach in Mohali on November 2, a day after attending the wedding reception of spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday in Delhi.The team’s poor show in the limited overs pushed fans to a state where they don’t want to see another defeat. Only some 1000 tickets sold so far, Pandove advocated the cutting down of prices of tickets for the Test matches.advertisementAlso read: Wankhede curator writes to BCCI against Ravi Shastri”Sale of tickets (for Test matches) of late has reduced drastically and it is a real problem,” he observed.He suggested the the prices of tickets should be nominal to attract more spectators.”Efforts should be made to reduce the prices of tickets,” he said.On possibility of rains, he said that the drainage system of the PCA ground is such that if it rains for two consecutive days, the ground can be made proper for playing conditions within two hours.He said that pre-winter showers had already taken place and the weather is unlikely to play a spoilsport. Looking at the recent unpleasant incident by spectators during a ODI in the current series, he said that the crowd will not be permitted to bring anything from outside.He said that BCCI president Shahshank Manohar and secretary Anurag Thakur are expected to come to Mohali while there is no confirmation from members of the Board.”All selectors will be available during the match,” he said.With inputs from PTI. read more
Monaco Jardim claims Monaco deserved draw against Lyon Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 08:58 10/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Monaco Olympique Lyonnais v Monaco Olympique Lyonnais Premier League Ligue 1 While disappointed with Friday’s result against Lyon, the manager was encouraged by the performances of his young players Leonardo Jardim said a draw would have been a fair result for Monaco after the Ligue 1 champions suffered a last-gasp loss to Lyon.Monaco were beaten 3-2 on Friday after Nabil Fekir scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as hosts Lyon triumphed in a pulsating encounter.Fekir struck in the fifth minute of added time with a fine free-kick after Monaco had twice equalised via Adama Traore and Rony Lopes, who cancelled out goals from the former and Mariano Diaz. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. While disappointed with the result, head coach Jardim was encouraged by the performances of his young Monaco players at Parc OL.”It was a very balanced match. We had defensive difficulties in the first half. After half-time, we managed the game better,” Jardim said.”A draw would have been more justified. At the start of the game, our right side had difficulty under pressure from the opponent. We managed to stabilise the situation.”I think our team have shown that they have solutions, that our young players work, like Adama Traore, Rony Lopes, Keita Balde: they delivered a very positive match, as [Soualiho] Meite. This is important for the present and for the future.”Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic claimed responsibility for Lyon’s winning goal after he was unable to keep out Fekir’s set-piece.”For me, a goalkeeper must stop this free kick,” Subasic said. “There is no excuse. Monaco 16/1 for Ligue 1 title”When I’m in charge, I’m responsible, it’s like that.”The result left Monaco second in the table and three points adrift of leaders Paris Saint-Germain, who are scheduled to play Dijon on Saturday. read more
Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande have made a €50 million (£45m/$56.7m) offer for Barcelona forward Malcom, Goal can reveal.Malcom only joined Barca during the summer transfer window as the Camp Nou outfit swooped to sign him from Bordeaux for €41m (£34m/$44m), hijacking his previously announced move to Roma.But he has struggled to make an impact for the Liga leaders, making just nine first-team appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? A lack of appearances has also seen the 21-year-old fall down the pecking order for Brazil with just six months until Copa America 2019 begins in his homeland.And his time in Catalunya could now be cut short with Guangzhou Evergrande – who are managed by Italy World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro – making their interest official.The CSL side are on the lookout for a replacement for attacking midfielder Alan, who looks set to complete a January move to Galatasaray.Cannavaro has approved the signing despite new financial restrictions being placed on CSL teams, with a new $10m salary cap now being placed on individual players’ wages for the 2019 campaign.Should Malcom join Guangzhou Evergrande, he would team up with another man with Barcelona links in the shape of Paulinho.The former Tottenham midfielder is in his second spell with the CSL giants having spent the 2017-18 campaign with Barca as they won La Liga and the Copa del Rey.Guangzhou Evergrande finished second in the 2018 CSL table; five points behind champions Shanghai SIPG, who boast Hulk and Oscar among their number. read more
The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know We’ve raved in the past about the surprising flavor combinations created by Lord Nut, and now they have our attention again. The clever peanut company has come up with a brand new taste sensation: Dill Pickle Ranch. Bet your saliva glands just kicked in at the mention of this flavor.Pop open a can of these at a party and watch them quickly disappear. Of course, you might want to hide them and serve your guests the crudite tray instead. Save the peanuts for your own enjoyment.We are big fans of the other flavors on offer too. The company produces Spicy Bloody Mary, Hot Buffalo, White Cheddar & Jalapeño, Thai Curry and Lemongrass, and Zesty Chili Lime. Each 8 oz. can retails for $4.99. Or pick up a ‘nut case’ of your choice of any six flavors for $29.99.‘Nutrepreneur’ Sanjiv Patel founded the company in 2011 after helping Stacy’s Pita Chips grow in popularity. The peanuts are on the shelves of more than 1,500 stores in 46 states. Plus, you can buy them on the company website here. The Absolute Worst Movies to Watch with a Date Editors’ Recommendations read more
Khloe Kardashian needs your help to save the tigers – and she’s giving you the chance to win a shopping spree at Dash.The star is raising money for the WWF’s mission to save tigers with a new campaign on fundraising platform Prizeo.com.“You guys know how much I love tigers, so in honor of Global Tiger Day I’ve decided to do something really special to raise some much needed funds and awareness for WWF,” she says. “I’m offering all my incredible fans probably the best prize I’ve ever offered – the chance to be flown over to Los Angeles, where you’ll enjoy a shopping spree at DASH boutique, with me as your very own personal shopper!!“With flights, accommodation and a $500 gift certificate to DASH all included – it will truly be an unforgettable experience.“This cause is super close to my heart, so it would mean so much to me if you’d rally behind it. We can’t let this phenomenal creature become extinct!”All you have to do is donate to the cause. As an added bonus, donate $20 and get a thank you video from Khloe, donate $40 and get a “I Helped Save Wild Tigers With Khloe Kardashian Odom” T-Shirt, and donate $75 and get a photo signed by Khloe. To donate, click here. read more
Rabat – A total of 530 Moroccans sought asylum in Spain last year, many claiming persecution for political, ideological, ethnic or sexual orientation circumstances, according to unofficial data from the Spanish Interior Ministry.About 11 percent of the total number of Moroccans who illegally entered Spain last year eventually sought asylum, according to data from the European Frontier Agency.The number of asylum seekers reaching Spain from the Maghreb is low compared to other nationalities, such as 10,000 citizens from Venezuela and 4,300 Syrians.In 2016, Spanish authorities granted 10 Moroccans asylum, while another 206 were granted “subsidized protection,” a status that provides a travel document, work permit, residency and support for several months. According to Frontex’s 2018 report, domestic conditions in Morocco and the kingdom’s place as a main transit route for migrants heading to Spain have created a surge of departures from Morocco’s western coast in the past year. Large capacity boats, often overcrowded, are able to transport significant numbers of migrants, many who pay large sums of money.Moroccans accounted for the most nationals that illegally crossed into Spain using the Western Mediterranean Route. Their numbers are steadily increasing: 468 in 2014; 631 in 2015; 722 in 2016, and 809 in 2017. They were followed by Algerians and Ivorians.The sea border between Spain and Morocco remains significantly affected, with Ceuta as the most reported departure hub, and Moroccan nationals as the main nationality.Smugglers from 55 different nationalities were involved in the facilitation of irregular migration towards Libya, Turkey and Spain and onwards to the EU, said the report.It added that facilitators were active in 41 different countries, most coming from Turkey (37 percent) and Libya (30 percent). Iraq, Morocco, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Algeria and Egypt were also listed as “countries with significant presence of facilitators,” as together they account for 30 percent of the total. read more
Tesla is suffering one of its worst sell-offs of the year after announcing it would begin closing all of its stores in favour of selling its electric cars exclusively online.The goal is to allow Tesla to lower the price of its Model 3, the vehicle that CEO Elon Musk envisions as the company’s first mass-market vehicle.The last time the Tesla shares were hit this hard was on Jan. 18, also following actions by Musk intended to lower the price of the Model 3. On that day, Musk said 7 per cent of Tesla’s workforce would be let go.The base price for the Model 3, Tesla’s cheapest car, is now $44,000. Musk believes the mid-$30,000 range is the sweet spot.Tesla Inc. tumbled 8 per cent Friday.Tom Krisher, The Associated Press read more
CALGARY — The National Energy Board is ordering a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) to take measures to improve worker safety and environmental protection after several infractions were spotted during field inspections of a B.C. pipeline expansion project.The agency says it issued three orders to Spectra Energy Transmission concerning construction of its High Pine natural gas pipeline expansion project near Chetwynd, B.C.The NEB says the new pipeline poses no immediate environmental or public safety concerns.The company is cited for failure to construct bridges over watercourses according to specification, failure to protect environmentally sensitive areas near streams, lakes and wetlands from disturbance, and inadequate sediment and erosion control measures at watercourse crossings.The NEB inspectors ordered the company to complete 27 measures. These included halting unsafe pipe handling activities, assessing the adequacy of project oversight, immediately ceasing travel on bridges and ramps that span two watercourses, and submitting company action plans to address management of construction activities.The expansion project was approved a year ago. The pipeline moves 240 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to the British Columbia Lower Mainland and into the United States. read more
A bus ran into a post along the Anuradhapura-Puttalam road this morning injuring 16 people, the police media unit said.The accident occurred when the driver of the bus with 19 pilgrims heading to Anuradhapura from Wellampitiya had fallen asleep. According to the police the pilgrims had sustained only minor injuries.The driver of the bus was arrested.
Over 150 garment factory employees in Balangoda have been hospitalised after falling ill, the police said.The police said that the garment factory employees fell ill after consuming their meals.
The full mission, the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire, (UNOCI), will replace the small UN mission, MUNUCI, currently in place, along with a force from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which will be folded into UNOCI.UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Marie Guéhenno briefed the 15-member Security Council on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire and later told journalists that the build-up of forces would be gradual through April and May, with a significant number deployed by May or June.Assembling enough French-speaking civilian police was turning out to be a problem but language capability was more important for police, who had greater interaction with the public, than it was for the military, he said.The government of the West African country and the then-rebel Forces Nouvelles signed a peace agreement in Linas-Marcoussis, France, in January 2003, ending fierce fighting and setting up a government of national unity. A “Memorandum of Political Signatories of the Linas-Marcoussis and Accra II Agreements,” was recently given to President Laurent Gbagbo for further negotiations over sticking-points.Mr. Annan has reminded the political parties that the UN is preparing to deploy a peacekeeping force, but the Ivorian parties would have to show the political will to reject violence and work towards genuine reconciliation and mutual accommodation. read more
Having weathered a three-game suspension to its star point guard, Samantha Prahalis, the No. 6 Ohio State women’s basketball team (5-0) enters the heart of its non-conference schedule undefeated and expecting the best shot from each opponent. “We have to have an understanding that we are targeted by our opponents,” OSU coach Jim Foster said. “We are a big game on a lot of people’s schedules. Team are going to come out and play us hard every night.” The Buckeyes will face Virginia (4-3) tonight in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Each of Virginia’s three losses this season have come against nationally ranked opponents. Last season, OSU suffered its first loss of the season in the challenge, when it fell to Duke, 83-67. “We have to really play hard and win this challenge because in past years when we’ve had it, I don’t think we’ve came out successful,” OSU center Jantel Lavender said. “It’s a challenge for us.” OSU guard Tayler HIll said she knows teams are looking forward to their opportunity to knock off the Buckeyes. “There really aren’t many bad teams at this time of year. Everyone comes to play and to compete. We have a big target on our back,” Hill said. “I think everyone wants a piece of us.” On Sunday, the Buckeyes will return to the Schottenstein Center to host No. 11 Oklahoma (6-0). OSU forward Sarah Schulze said she prefers playing a tough non-conference schedule. “It’s really exciting to play good teams,” Schulze said. “But it comes down to us being ready for them, and coach Foster always has us ready.” Foster said there are plenty of advantages to playing quality opponents. “We play some solid teams that are going to win a lot of games, and hopefully at the end of the year, it really benefits our Ratings Percentage Index,” Foster said. RPI is used to rank teams based on their wins and losses and the strength of their schedules. It is often taken into consideration when the NCAA Tournament selection committee determines a team’s seeding. Tonight’s game will be the Buckeye’s lone regular season game at St. John’s Arena. Lavender said she’s excited to play in a different atmosphere. “St. Hon’s is fun, it’s compact,” Lavender said. “It seems like there’s more people at the game. It’s cool to play there.” Lavender is seven rebounds short of tying Tracey Hall’s career school record of 1,115. “If you win a lot of games, you got to have good players, and if you have good players, records are going to fall,” Foster said. “Jantel is setting a standard that is going to be tough to beat.” read more
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. A judge has intervened to prevent a man from sharing naked images of himself online, after ruling that he does not understand what he is doing.The 21-year-old, who has learning difficulties, now cannot access the internet and social media unless under strict supervision. The unprecedented case is the first case to assess a person’s capacity to use the internet.The “vulnerable” man, who cannot be identified and who is referred to only as ‘A’, is the subject of a Court of Protection ruling which came after it emerged that he had shared explicit pictures of himself, searched for child pornography and communicated with men implicated in one of the nation’s biggest child sex grooming operations.In his ruling earlier this year, Mr Justice Cobb found that A did not understand whether he was searching for illegal, extreme and sexual content online.He said: “When unsupervised A is known to search compulsively for pornography and he has, worryingly, developed a considerable interest in sites showing paedophiliac and extreme, even illegal, sexual activity; he cannot read nor understand the warnings regarding content and safety.”A’s case marked the first time that the court assessed how to assess whether someone has the capacity to use the internet and social media and know what they are doing.Mr Justice Cobb listed in detail the “relevant information” which needed to be understood by A in order to make such a judgement. This included: that information and images shared on the internet can be shared widely and cannot be stopped, privacy settings can limit some sharing, offensive or rude images may upset people, some people are not who they say they are when communicating online, it may be a crime if extremely rude images, messages or videos are viewed online.The judge concluded that A “lacks capacity to use the internet or social media” because there are deficits in his ability to understand such concepts.Legal experts told The Telegraph that there is no previously reported case which spells out exactly what this “relevant information” is. As a result, Mr Justice Cobb’s judgement will provide useful precedent for social care and health workers dealing with similar concerns surrounding exploitation.Concerns about A’s internet use first arose in early 2016 when he was living at home. His parents discovered that A, who identifies as a gay man, had used his Facebook account to share intimate photographs and videos of his genitals with unknown men. At that time, his social worker reported that he had a “compulsion to communicate with others online seems to override any concern he may have for his own safety”.A later confided in a support worker that he had been twice raped following contact with a man he met online. He now resides in supported living accommodation, has a number of work placements and is subject to a care plan – provided by his local authority – which restricts his internet usage.However A’s confession to his support worker sparked a joint police and social work investigation which revealed that he had been extensively accessing extreme pornography, some of which was illegal.He had also made contact with a large number of men locally, nationally and internationally, some of whom were known by police to be sexual predators and sex offenders known within their Operation Sanctuary investigation.The complex investigation into modern day slavery, trafficking and sexual exploitation was launched by Northumbria Police. In the past few years more than 100 offenders have been jailed for a total of almost 500 years for abuse carried out against more than 270 victims.Mr Justice Cobb said that the investigating officer was concerned that if A’s behaviour continued as it was, “there was a risk that he would not just be a victim but could become a perpetrator of offences concerning internet imagery due to his lack of understanding around the subject”.He ruled that it was in A’s best interests to utilise an internet safety care plan drafted by his local authority. This entailed timed use of iPads under supervision and a financially capped phone contract which does not include internet access.Since staff know that A is “dextrous and canny” in deleting his call and message history, they also have to check his phone for messages on a daily basis to ensure that he is not engaging in inappropriate communications. Staff will also maintain “a high degree of vigilance” around their own digital devices. read more
24 Comments The latest information from the CSO also shows last year’s reports were a mix of both recent and historic cases of sexual violence.Of the cases reported to Gardaí, 63% of victims reported sexual violence crimes that were said to have taken place within one year prior to the reporting of the crime. The other 37% of cases brought to Gardaí involved offences reported to have happened more than a year prior to reporting the crime, known as historic cases. A quarter of those who reported historic cases of sexual offences – some 683 victims – also said the crime took place more than 10 years previous. Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre which assists victims of rapes and sexual assaults, said the centre also noticed increases in the number of historic cases of sexual offences being disclosed. “There is something at the moment where people are beginning to understand it’s not their fault, that they are victims of the crime and they are entitled to report it,” she told TheJournal.ie. “Every single quarter for the past couple of years the number of offences have gone up. “What’s different about this is the level of detail we’re given from the CSO. I don’t ever recall statistics that broke figures down to this extent – we would only know there were so many offences recorded.“This time they seem to be doing an awful lot more by identifying the sex of the person, the victim of crimes, and also the length of time between reporting the crime,” Blackwell said.She explained there are a number of reasons for delayed disclosures, including child abuse only reported by victims when they reach adulthood, issues in later relationships, or historic family abuse being reported only after a family member has died. The CSO data showed 83% of historic sexual violence reports in 2018 referred to incidents which occurred in childhood. Some 56% of those – or 566 victims – were females under the age of 18 at the time of the offence, and 28% of those – or 283 victims – were males under 18 at the time. Noeline Blackwell with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris Image: RollingNews.ie More than 2,270 women reported a rape or sexual assault to Gardaí last year The majority of those who reported sexual assaults were female. 12,823 Views Wednesday 17 Apr 2019, 3:58 PM Apr 17th 2019, 3:58 PM https://jrnl.ie/4596509 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: RollingNews.ie MORE THAN THREE-QUARTERS of homicide victims in Ireland were men last year, while over 80% of sexual violence crimes reported were committed against women, data from the CSO shows. The latest information from the Central Statistics Office on recorded crime in Ireland for 2018 highlighted a gap between the gender of victims of homicides, as well as a gap in the gender of victims of sexual offences. There were 57 male victims of homicide last year – the equivalent of 77% of the total number recorded – while there were 17 female victims of homicide, or 23% of the total number recorded. Some 32% of the recorded homicide victims were young men or women aged between 18 and 29 years.The figures were compiled using the number of cases recorded by An Garda Síochana in 2018. The data also showed there were 46 victims of murder or manslaughter – 78% of whom were males – and a further 28 victims arising from dangerous driving leading to death – 75% of whom were males. Sexual ViolenceIn contrast to the high number of male victims of homicide, the majority of sexual violence victims were female. There were 2,771 recorded sexual offences – rapes and sexual assaults – last year, with 82% of those victims being female, compared to 18% who were male. Some 32% of those victims were in the age bracket between 18 and 29 years old, while 14% were under 18 years old. Noeline Blackwell with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris By Conor McCrave Share121 Tweet Email2 read more
Des robots footballeurs plus performants que les humains en 2050 ?Australie – Les meilleurs footballeurs professionnels pourraient bientôt avoir à relever un nouveau défi, en affrontant des joueurs de football robotisés dotés d’une véritable intelligence artificielle. Selon les recherches de Claude Sammut, chercheur au Centre d’excellence pour les systèmes autonomes de Sydney, ces robots sportifs auraient toutes leurs chances de battre nos meilleurs champions dans une quarantaine d’années. La RoboCup international robot soccer competition se tenait cette année à Singapour. Durant cette compétition de football où ce sont des robots qui s’affrontent sur le terrain, Claude Sammut et de nombreux autres scientifiques ont pu observer, comparer et tester de nouvelles méthodes de programmation d’intelligence artificielle. À lire aussiCombien d’amis peut-on avoir au maximum ?”Le football représente un laboratoire de recherche très utile pour les scientifiques spécialisés dans le développement de l’intelligence artificielle. Le robot doit percevoir son environnement, utiliser ses capteurs pour modéliser ce dernier puis, en fonction des données récoltées, raisonner pour prendre les bonnes décisions et mener à bien les actions appropriées” explique le scientifique. Sur un terrain de football cet environnement change rapidement et de manière imprévisible, forçant le robot à percevoir les choses, raisonner, agir et interagir très rapidement.”Des robots capables de rivaliser avec l’HommeMais l’intelligence artificielle n’est pas testée que sur la pelouse des stades. Des équipes de secours robotisées s’affrontent dans des zones reproduisant des immeubles effondrés, tandis que des aides ménagers mécaniques montrent ce dont ils sont capables dans des intérieurs résidentiels reconstitués. Alors que les technologies robotiques continuent à se développer, les règles et exigences de ces compétitions deviennent de plus en plus pointues pour encourager l’innovation. Le souhait des organisateurs ? Qu’une équipe de robots puisse un jour affronter une équipe humaine. “En 1968, John McCarthy et Donald Michie ont parié avec le champion d’échecs David Levy qu’en moins de 10 ans, un programme informatique pourrait le battre”, conclut M. Sammut. “Cela a pris un peu plus de temps, mais finalement, de tels programmes ont vu le jour. C’est le même esprit qui motive les participants de la RoboCup : d’ici 2050, développer une équipe de robots totalement autonome qui serait capable de battre à plate couture les champions du monde de football.” Le 15 septembre 2010 à 13:30 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
Stay on target No, Solid Snake Isn’t Coming to ‘Tekken’Watch These Fighting Games at EVO 2019 Like most modern fighting games, Dragon Ball FighterZ will have a full story mode. Instead of rehashing the same old Dragon Ball Z story, this is something new. The star of DBF‘s story is apparently Android 21 — who was first introduced in this month’s V-Jump magazine. The story trailer does little to explain the new character or what the hell is happening… but it sure looks nice!Besides the new Android character, the trailer also shows old Dragon Ball favorites, Tienshinhan and Yamcha. Tien rocks his Dragon Ball Super outfit and his signature third eye. He can unleash attacks like Tri-Beam and Dodon Ray. His little buddy Chiaotzu can enter the fight and assist. Yamcha is for players who like to fight up close. He can use his Wolf Fang Fist attack, and of course, the Kamehameha.Bandai Namco created Android 21 with supervision from Dragon Ball creator, Akira Toriyama. According to Kotaku, Bandai Namco told Toriyama the game’s story and the type of character Android 21 was. Toriyama then took these ideas and used them to design the new character. Android 21 is supposedly as intelligent as her creator, Dr. Gero, and is responsible for bringing back Android 16. Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki expressed her wish for Android 21 to one day appear in the Dragon Ball manga.Due to her shapely physique, Dragon Ball fans quickly became enamored with Android 21. Shortly after her announcement, pieces of fan art popped up all over the internet. Seeing the fan reaction, Bandai Namco decided to have fun with fans with the below tweet. The responses to it are priceless.With the introduction of Android 21 in the story of DRAGON BALL FighterZ, the plot certainly THICKENS! #DragonBallFighterZ pic.twitter.com/qRj11Q79Av— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) September 21, 2017Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One early next year. Make sure to check out my latest hands-on impressions of the game. Spoiler alert, I really really like it! Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. read more
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 24, 2016 – The violence and boldness of this latest attempted theft got everyone talking, praying and meeting… the Premier was debriefed by Police on Sunday morning and expressed his outrage at the situation and promises a press conference this morning.Premier Rufus Ewing said in a statement, “I impressed upon the Commissioner that a zero tolerance approach to crime has to be taken and criminals flushed out and brought to justice. We also discussed the recent jail break in Haiti and the need for the police force and Immigration to be placed on high alert.”And high alert it is says the Minister of Border Control, Hon Donhue Gardiner who also issued a statement yesterday to explain the TCIs reaction to the prison break, where a guard was killed in Haiti.“The Coastal Radar Department has also been put on the highest alert, and officers at our ports of entry and all of our permitting agencies, including the Visa Section in the Immigration Department have been asked to heighten their scrutiny of passengers travelling from Haiti and applications for persons from that area, even if it may mean greater delays. I have spoken to both of our local airlines flying the route to Haiti and parts of the route to other destinations locally and abroad, to assist with our air surveillance of the route during their scheduled flights. I have also had telephone conversations with the Consulate of Haiti in the Turks and Caicos Islands to convey our sympathies on the loss of life and to ascertain all the necessary information that we might need to assist our efforts here,” said the Border Control minister. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp read more
MIAMI SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police officers are searching for a man who was caught on camera wanted for the rape of a woman in a Miami Springs hotel.Officers released surveillance video Monday of a man they said walked into the lobby of the Clarion Inn and Suites at 5301 NW 36 St. and forced his way into a woman’s room.Police said the man threatened her with a box cutter and then sexually assaulted her.The incident took place on Dec. 3.If you have any information on this man’s identity, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. read more
Sean Yoes is a senior contributor for the AFRO and host and executive producer of First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m. on WEAA 88.9. Sean YoesA lot of people freak out when one of those astronomical Powerball totals (a $1.6 billion record jackpot was recently sliced up three ways) hits the news. The quixotic daydream about what they could do with all of that money, (forget the fact most lottery winners file for bankruptcy ultimately). But, inherent in their excitement is the serendipity of it all.It’s an unexpected windfall, free money; you don’t have to work for it or kill anybody, it’s big cheese from heaven, no strings attached. The $700 million recently pledged by Gov. Larry Hogan for the revitalization of some of Baltimore’s most impoverished and beleaguered neighborhoods is no such arrangement.Over the course of four years, $94 million will be set aside for the demolition of 4,000 properties across the city. Another $600 million in subsidies is designated for redevelopment. Demolition in the 1000 block of N. Stricker St. (the same neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived and was arrested on the day that led to his ultimate demise) in SandtownWinchester began the first week in January.“As I walked the streets of this city, people were repeatedly calling out and begging us to help do something about the blight that is all around them,” said Gov. Hogan during a joint press conference with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie RawlingsBlake the same day demolition began. “We have heard your call for action…,” Hogan added. He called Baltimore the “core” of Maryland.How convenient. The mission name for the $700 million makeover is, “Project C.O.R.E,” (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise). Cute.But, why is the Maryland Stadium Authority overseeing an integral component of what Jay Brodie (king emeritus of the Baltimore Development Corporation), characterizes as an unprecedented, “infusion of this magnitude,” into Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods?The Maryland Stadium Authority was originally formed in 1986 by Gov. Harry Hughes to preside over the construction and operation of sports stadiums inthe Baltimore metropolitan area. The MSA’s crown jewels are Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium (originally PSINet Stadium). And the entity has been in charge of the construction of sports complexes all over the state, as well as the Hippodrome Performing Arts Center, expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center and demolition of old Memorial Stadium.So , again, why is the Maryland Stadium Authority (of all the state entities) being handed the ball (so to speak) to be at the center of a massive revitalization of the city’s poorest most troubled neighborhoods when they have zero experience in doing so?The MSA consists of seven members who serve four year terms. Six of those members are appointed by the governor and one is appointed by the mayor of Baltimore. So, the MSA operates almost solely at the governor’s pleasure.Obviously, the concept of a nearly billion dollar infusion of resources in poor communities should be a cause for great hope. But, putting the MSA in charge seems like a paternalistic gesture at best and at worst a continuation of the plantation like relationship between state lawmakers (including the governor) and the city of Baltimore.Further, some could see Gov. Hogan’s insertion of the MSA into the process as a rather transparent effort to inject Baltimore’s robust gentrification engine with rocket fuel.But, on the other hand, the sad truth is we’ve seen billions tossed at Baltimore for decades and we’ve witnessed a feeble and oftentimes corrupt Democratic political infrastructure “mess up” money with great acumen (Think about the original Enterprise Zone for SandtownWinchester).Ask yourself this question; given Baltimore’s record of fiscal ineptitude and misconduct, who would you hand over a billion dollars to for the resurrection of Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods who need it most? read more