LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Getting ready for an international film festival or coproduction forum? Here’s everything you need to know.1) You: You’re either a Canadian company specializing in the production, distribution, and sales of Canadian films (or coproductions) officially selected at an international festival supported by the program; or a Canadian production company formally invited to take part in an eligible coproduction forum.2) Your project: is a Canadian coproduction or feature length film, intended for theatrical release in Canada, and selected at one of the international film festivals supported by the program. If your film is a short (under 30 minutes) it must be selected for a world or international premiere at one of the recognized festivals. Your project must be available in French, English or in an Indigenous language.3) Your festival: For a complete list of recognized festivals and markets (and for details about each one’s relative status and corresponding assistance that could be available to you), consult the Annex to the guidelines of the International marketing and festival participation program on Telefilm Canada’s website.4) Your invitation: When applying for support to participate in an international festival or a coproduction market, you must submit an official letter from the event for which your project has been selected. Consult the List of required documents of the program for the full scoop.5) Your application: Just apply online at least three weeks before your festival begins!To learn more about this program, including eligible expenses if your project is accepted, consult the program’s guidelines our website. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement From Berlin to Sundance, Cannes, Venice, and so many more, we love seeing Canadian productions making waves around the world. For both your project and the audiovisual industry in general, we know how important it is for Canadian films to have a presence at international film festivals and coproduction forums. By being present at these events, Canadian talent are visible and our productions gain access to important investment sources, additional distribution, marketing initiatives, and much more!Helping you make the most of these exciting opportunities is the aim of Telefilm’s International Marketing and Festival Participation Program, which supports Canadian production companies looking to finance the promotion and international marketing of their productions officially selected at an international festival, and Canadian producers invited to an international coproduction forums.So if your film has been selected for a recognized international festival, or you’ve been invited to participate in an eligible coproduction forum, your feature-length project could qualify for cumulative maximum assistance of up to $40,000 (for eligible expenses), and your short film could qualify for cumulative maximum assistance of $2,500 (for eligible expenses).
NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, threatening to end a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 index.Health care and internet companies fell the most in early trading Thursday.Google’s parent company, Alphabet, lost 0.8 per cent and Johnson & Johnson lost 1.2 per cent after disclosing that it had received federal subpoenas related to litigation over its baby powder.Avis Budget Group jumped 11.9 per cent after reporting earnings that were much better than analysts were expecting.The S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,777.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 61 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 25,884. The Nasdaq fell 20 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7,469.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.68 per cent.The Associated Press
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 1, 2012 3:48 pm MDT Canada loses NAFTA ruling over research spending in Newfoundland offshore OTTAWA – Two U.S. oil companies have won their complaint against the province of Newfoundland and Labrador over spending obligations related to their participation in an offshore oil play.A Canadian trade official confirmed Friday that Canada had lost the case after unofficial reports from a U.S. website broke the news that Exxon Mobil Oil and Murphy Oil won a 2-1 decision by a panel under the North American Free Trade Agreement.“Our government is disappointed by the tribunal’s ruling,” said Me’shel Gulliver Belanger, a spokesperson for the department of international trade in Ottawa.“The ruling is extremely technical and requires careful review. We are currently assessing the final decision to determine the best way forward.”The report said Canada and the U.S. were advised on May 22 that the obligations for research and development spending imposed on the oil firms by the province breached Article 1106 of NAFTA prohibiting governments from applying performance requirements as conditions of investment.The panel is seeking additional information before assessing a penalty, but the parties originally sought over $50 million in compensation.Lawrence Herman, a trade lawyer with Cassels Brock, said the ruling was not an “unqualified victory” for the oil companies since the tribunal apparently rejected a second claim that the firms were denied fair and equal treatment.And he speculated that given the split decision on the panel, the penalty may be less than the demand.“Beyond that, this award illustrates that more and more provincial measures – as opposed to federal ones – are coming under NAFTA (challenges),” he said.
FiveThirtyEight More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Jan. 24, 2017), we chat about last weekend’s NFL blowouts and begin to think about the Super Bowl. Next, we interview Duke’s Lexie Brown, who recently made 56 straight free throws, the sixth-longest streak in NCAA history and the new ACC record. Finally, the Philadelphia 76ers are suddenly on a hot streak. We investigate how the Sixers’ season has recently taken a winning turn and look at whether it’s too late for Philadelphia to be a playoff contender.Links to what we discussed:In case you missed it, ESPN recapped the Falcons’ 44-21 defeat of the Packers and the Patriots’ 36-17 AFC title win against the Steelers.FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine took a look at Matt Ryan’s incredible season and explained why it’s not a fluke.The Patriots won with less talent than usual, writes Ty Schalter.Duke’s Lexie Brown was named the ACC Player of the Week this Monday.espnW’s Mechelle Voepel reports on the NCAA committee’s early reveal of the top 16 women’s basketball teams.The Ringer’s Ben Detrick explores the Philadelphia 76ers’ surprising hot streak.Significant Digit: $4,045, the amount “The Fish Guy,” an aquatic services company, sought from Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes in a lawsuit. The company moved Spikes’s tropical fish and aquarium to Buffalo from Rhode Island in 2014 after he joined the Bills.
Mixtures of collectors have been widely used for many years in sulphide flotation, and a range of performance benefits have been reported for many different systems, Norm Lotter of Xstrata Process Support (XPS) and Dee Bradshaw from JKMRC explain. “The combinations of collector types used have varied, as have the ratios that have been used. Synergistic effects have been obtained and in some cases the mechanisms of this improved behaviour have been identified. The benefits have been attributed to increased carrying capacity of the froth phase, faster kinetics, and more successful recovery of middling or coarse particles. It is the interaction between the various components of the mixed collector system, rather than the individual main effects, that dominate the performance benefits.”The process benefits include increased paymetal recoveries and grades – as well as increased rates of recovery, whilst using lower dosages of reagents. Various mechanisms have been reported and are discussed in the paper presented at MEI’s Flotation ’09 conference in Cape Town, November 2009. These have been shown to affect different composition/liberation classes and sizes of mineral particles.In recent years, automated quantitative mineralogy and surface analysis technology such as ToF-SIMS have enabled the development of better information, to establish what aspect of the process has been affected.Candidate selection for the mixed collector suite is presently based on experience and knowledge of the mineralogy and flotation conditions. Optimum combinations can be identified experimentally at laboratory scale prior to any plant trial. Such laboratory work should be performed using a factorial design with replicates and quality controls, such as may be delivered from High-Confidence Flotation Testing.Xstrata Alloys’ Eland Platinum mine in South Africa recently completed a successful plant trial to demonstrate the flotation performance gains to be delivered from an optimised mixed collector suite. The mixed collector suite was developed at XPS using samples of Eland’s normal ore.Mixed collector suites are synergistic mixtures of conventional collectors. Mineralogy, the electrochemistry and organic chemistry involved and finally, High-Confidence Flotation Tests showed that a tailored mixture of conventional collectors would increase PGE recoveries by 2% over those produced by their standard single xanthate collector.The plant trial was designed by XPS and performed by the Eland operations staff, in conjunction with reagent supplier Senmin. Senmin manufactured and supplied the trial reagent batches to XPS specification to meet the plant schedule between August and November 2009. The trial demonstrated that, for normal ore, a PGE recovery gain of 2.5% has been sustained, together with a concentrate grade gain of 16% relative. Additionally the chrome grade in final concentrate dropped from 2 to 1.6%. All of these gains were proven to be statistically significant.
In the middle of 2010, Google finally cut the ribbon on the Chrome Web Store, making .CRX web apps available to users of Google Chrome around the globe. At first it was a bit of a mess — themes were still hosted on the original gallery site — as were extensions, and the overall design was a bit of a throwback.But that’s all changed today, as Google has taken the wraps off a totally redesigned Chrome Web Store. The landing page has a much cleaner layout than the original version and it also now feels a bit like the Android Market — which was overhauled earlier this year. A panel at the top of the page cycles through featured apps, and Google has enabled infinite scrolling below. Keep flicking your wheel, and Google will continue displaying additional apps for you.Categories and a search box are provided on the left side, along with a link to popular downloads and Google’s curated collections. Detail pages have also been revamped, and there’s now a much greater emphasis on screenshots and videos. Details and user reviews have been moved to separate tabs.There’s also more than a hint of tablet-friendliness (which probably won’t surprise faithful Geek readers): elements are generally larger and spaced to better accommodate finger taps. Tablet sales have now surpassed netbooks, and it’s known that Google is working on two of its own products that would benefit from this change. The first, of course, is a tablet-ready version of Chrome OS. The second is the Chrome browser, now thought to be headed to the Android OS — which is already powering millions of tablets.More at Google Operating System
Ping : Apple propose un réseau social musicalÉtats-Unis – Lors de sa conférence de rentrée, Apple a annoncé la création de Ping, un réseau social musical. Ce dernier doit réunir les utilisateurs d’iTunes.La firme à la pomme continue à voir les choses en grand. Durant sa conférence de rentrée, Steve Jobs n’a pas seulement annoncé la commercialisation de trois nouveaux iPod et de l’Apple TV. Un nouveau service signé Apple fera en effet bientôt son apparition : il s’agit de Ping. Ce réseau social musical permettra aux 160 millions d’utilisateurs d’iTunes de se réunir pour échanger leurs goûts musicaux. Un nouvel outil accessible depuis iTunes 10, l’iPhone et l’iPad. Cette initiative peut donner à Apple plus d’arguments pour renforcer sa domination dans le monde de la musique en ligne. Douze milliards de chansons ont à ce jour été vendues sur iTunes.Le 3 septembre 2010 à 11:48 • Emmanuel Perrin
Une caméra plus petite pour l’iPhone 5 ?Avec l’approche de la keynote du 11 juin au WWDC, les rumeurs concernant l’iPhone 5 s’amplifient et ne semblent pas prêtes de s’arrêter. Après la rumeur de l’épaisseur réduite du célèbre smartphone, c’est au tour de la caméra de mincir. Selon une nouvelle rumeur publiée sur le site Internet MacRumors, la caméra arrière du futur iPhone pourrait bien perdre 0,5 mm, mais sans perdre pour autant en qualité. L’APN devrait donc conserver ses huit millions de pixels mais l’indice d’ouverture passerai de f/2.4 à f/2.2. Si les rumeurs s’avèrent véridiques, l’iPhone 5 serait le premier iPhone avec une caméra aussi fine. Ces nouvelles données pourrait corroborer la rumeur annonçant une perte de 7 mm d’épaisseur pour le nouveau smartphone.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?La caméra frontale, quant à elle, devrait avoir une plus grande résolution que celle de l’iPhone 4S, mais le site ne donne pas plus d’informations. D’autre rumeurs avaient suggérées un changement dans sa position et elle serait située au-dessus du micro.Actuellement, de nombreuses rumeurs circulent sur Internet concernant le nouveau smartphone d’Apple. Plus grand et plus fin, l’iPhone 5 passerait du verre à l’aluminium et embarquerait une carte Sim plus petite. Avec l’accumulation des rumeurs et la présentation imminente d’iOS 6, l’iPhone 5 pourrait bien refaire parler de lui dans les jours qui suivent, notamment avec l’arrivée du salon des développeurs d’Apple, le 11 juin. Le 7 juin 2012 à 13:00 • Maxime Lambert
Marouane Fellaini who recently signed a deal to stay at United, compared England’s Harry Kane and teammate, Belgian Lukaku, saying we should watch out and see who scores the highest.Lukaku and England skipper Harry Kane have impressed so far since the beginning of the World Cup tournament four and five goals respectively in two group games.However Belgian midfielder Fellaini believes there’s so much more to his pal, Lukaku’s game than just being about scoring goals.“Everyone is talking about the goals Romelu and Harry Kane have scored in Russia and they have both made a great start,” he said according to Mirror.Capello 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.“With Kane England have a striker who can score goals at the top level and we have all seen already at this tournament what he can do. Lets see who can score the most!“We have Romelu and he is in great form too scoring goals and getting better. He is like Kane – he wants to score goals every time he goes on the pitch.“But he also helps the team with the way he plays just like at United. He gives everything for the team. He always puts the team first.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 20, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) today announced that Stacy Cox has ascended to the role of CEO of the organization as of September 2017. The transition to CEO formalizes much of the responsibility that Cox has already progressively adopted. Cox represents the membership of TCHTA on matters affecting the tourism and hospitality industry, both locally and internationally, including advocacy issues and marketing initiatives, which help build a sustainable tourism product through awareness, outreach and educational programs. She also serves as the key liaison to the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the current President of its Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE).“I’m honored to receive this promotion,” said Cox. “And I am excited to lead the Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association forward, continuing our efforts to accomplish key objectives on behalf of our members and by extension the destination’s hospitality and tourism industry.”Cox joined the TCHTA as Association Executive in September 2011 and was later promoted to Executive Director. A native of the Bahamas and a citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands, she brings 20+ years of hospitality experience to the TCHTA.“Stacy brings that rare combination savvy, sophistication and a forward-looking view of the industry that we need to succeed,” said Nikheel Advani, President of the TCHTA. “A proven advocate who works well with those across the industry, Stacy is more than ready to take the next step in leadership. This title change is a natural evolution that recognizes Stacy’s successively growing responsibilities here at the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association.”Advani continues, “I speak on behalf of the entire Association when I say that we look forward to Stacy’s continued service to our members, and in protecting the interests of the broader hospitality and tourism industry.”Cox’s storied career as one of the region’s most respected and knowledgeable professionals in hospitality began at the world-famous Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas, where she quickly moved her way up the ranks. Since relocating to the Turks and Caicos in 1997, she has held several General Manager positions at luxury resorts including the Windsong Resort and Royal West Indies Resort.Cox has also served as a Board Member for TCHTA, co-founded the TCI Hospitality Adventure – Lit’l Chef program, and many other tourism related projects.Press Release: TCHTA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Zoo Miami is unveiling a new entrance plaza and flamingo exhibit, Friday.The zoo’s new entrance plaza has a new 3D sculptural sign, colorful and life-sized animal silhouettes and a brand new gift shop.Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and other elected officials were in attendance for the big reveal.Officials said they’re excited to finally show off the update. “I think it’s one of the great first impressions that we present here at this park, this institution,” said Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill. “This zoo is headed in such an incredible direction with such wonderful growth on the horizon, and I think this is a wonderful first impression for that growth.”The $19 million project also upgraded a new exhibit for the flock of flamingos to inhabit.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Battle eventually made it behind a pickup truck to get away from the gunfire, and he was eventually taken to the hospital by an ambulance.Battle has already undergone two surgeries and will remain in the hospital for another week.Despite all the physical and emotional pain he has been through, Battle said he forgives his shooter. “I just want y’all to know that I don’t hate y’all. I forgive you,” he said.Battle is a nursing student and hopes to use this experience to one day relate to other victims he may help.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – As he recovers in a hospital bed, a young man is telling his story after he suffered multiple gunshot wounds at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, Monday.“I go every year to the parade, and I always enjoy myself,” Gerome Battle said. “I just want it all to stop, and everybody can be together and be one.”Battle spoke while wearing a hospital gown, with various tubes in his body. Battle was shot twice, Monday evening, after the parade ended.“I seen the blood on my hand, and I just told somebody to, ‘Help me, help me — anybody.’ I just needed some help,” Battle said.The 20-year-old said a fight erupted shortly after the parade ended, and that’s where things got out of control. “Two groups of people, they just started fighting. It wasn’t a long fight,” Battle said. “They threw like two punches, and next thing you know, they start shooting.”Battle then ran for cover. However, two bullets struck Battle. “What if you would’ve killed me. Then you just would have killed me for nothing,” Battle said. “He would have killed the wrong person. I don’t know you, and you don’t know me.”Battle is heartbroken that the shooting also happened on Martin Luther King Day. “We have movements [like] Black Lives Matter. The people aren’t going to take us seriously if we don’t take us serious ourselves,” Battle said.
News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? 1:41 The Moto Z4 will be available in “flash gray” from Verizon starting June 13, with a “frost white” color arriving on June 27. And if you live in one of the pockets of Verizon 5G, you can snag the phone for $240 ($10 per month for 24 months) with the 5G mod dropping to $200 for a “limited time,” allowing you to get a 5G-ready Z4 for $440. That’s ridiculous compared to the Galaxy S10 5G.Whether the Z4 can rival the Pixel 3A’s camera or if its cheaper price can top the value of $669 OnePlus 7 Pro’s performance remains to be seen. Stay tuned to CNET for a full in-depth review. Walmart Tags The Moto Z4 with its $349 Moto Mod 5G accessory. Angela Lang/CNET Editor’s Note: Check out CNET’s in-depth review of the Motorola Moto Z4. We spent weeks testing the phone and found things we really enjoyed like the battery and stuff we didn’t like the design and camera performance.The Moto Z4 phone is an anomaly. It costs $499, which puts it in competition with the midrange $479 Google Pixel 3A XL that packs one of the best cameras on any phone you can buy. But the Moto Z4 can also run on Verizon’s sapling-size 5G network via a $349 Moto Mod accessory. That puts it toe-to-toe with the $1,299 Galaxy S10 5G, the most expensive phone Samsung currently sells — what Galaxy Fold?But the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde classification of the Moto Z4 is part of its appeal. At its core is a solid specc’ed midrange phone with a 6.4-inch OLED display, a Snapdragon 675 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It runs a near-stock version of Android 9 Pie with a promise from Motorola to update the phone to Android Q in the future.The Moto Z4 biggest problem is all of the other phones that you can get for around $500. Currently there are four other options that are just as compelling including the Samsung Galaxy S10E, Google Pixel 3A XL, OnePlus 6T and the Moto Z3. Each of these phone offer a different value and to see how they compare check out my story Moto Z4 vs. Galaxy S10 E, Pixel 3A XL, OnePlus 6T: $500 phones compared.See it at AmazonNote that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.The Moto Z4. is capable of taking 48-megapixel photos with its rear camera. Angela Lang/CNET The Moto Z4’s rear camera gets a few upgrades over last year’s Moto Z3. It has what Motorola calls “Quad Pixel technology,” which uses pixel-binning to allow for 48-megapixel photos. This follows a trend of other recent higher-end midrange phones, including the OnePlus 7 Pro. Motorola added Night Vision to help photos you take in low-light situations look better. It takes a burst of eight photos and combines them into one in order to minimize image noise and increase brightness. In initial testing, Night Vision worked well-enough. Images look clean of noise albeit quite contrasty, too. I look forward to spending more time testing it against Night Sight on the Pixel 3A XL and Night Mode on Huawei P30 Pro.The camera improvements continue around to the front of the Moto Z4 with a 25-megapixel front-facing camera that uses the same “Quad Pixel” tech as the rear one. That’s a lot of pixels for a selfie photo.The Moto Z4 has a fingerprint reader built into the screen. Sally Neiman / CNET Overall the Moto Z4 feels more premium than the cheaper plastic Pixel 3A XL. The OLED display offers a good amount of brightness and contrast. When I watched videos on the screen there was a nice balance of color and dynamic range. There’s an optical fingerprint sensor is built into the display, similar to the technology used on OnePlus 6T and 7 Pro. As with the OnePlus phones including the 7 Pro, setup was seamless however I found myself having to scan my finger several times to get it to work. I’m curious if, over time, I nail the positioning on the first try. In a bit of good news, however, the 3.5mm headphone jack has returned along the bottom of the phone after disappearing on last year’s Z3 and Z2 Force.The Moto Z4 lacks wireless charging and IP-rated water resistance (Motorola says the phone can withstand spills and rain). The omission of these features are just a couple of the sacrifices made to help the Z4 make that $499 price point.The Z4 supports Motorola’s existing “mods” for attaching accessories such as a battery pack, camera, gamepad or projector. Currently, if you buy an unlocked Moto Z4 you get the 360-degree Moto Mod free. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $399 $398 Comments Google Pixel 3A See it See It Mentioned Above Google Pixel 3A (just black) 18 Photos 5G 4G LTE Amazon Best Buy Google Huawei Lenovo Motorola Samsung Verizon OnePlus 11 Now playing: Watch this: See It Moto Z4 is a $500 rival to Google’s Pixel 3a Share your voice $399 Review • Pixel 3A review: The cheap phone Google always needed Sprint Phones $399 First look at Motorola’s Z4 midrange phone Best Buy See It
Jason Holder would be leading his team in the tri-seriesIANSWhile England and Pakistan play a 5-match ODI series to warm-up for the ICC 2019 World Cup, three other teams are also engaging in a pre-World Cup ODI tournament to test their strengths. Ireland play host to West Indies and Bangladesh for a crucial tri-series that gives the teams a last opportunity to fine tune themselves before the mega event.This series is extremely important also because both Bangladesh and West Indies need their players to find form. It will also allow them to assess different members of the squad and whether they deserve a place in the final XI.With that in view, let’s note down five reasons why this series needs to be followed closely.Assessing leading West Indies pacersWhile many star players of West Indies may be busy playing IPL, the two bowlers who will be leading their attack are very much part of this triangular contest. Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel have been greatly responsible for the improvement that West Indies have shown in Test cricket – at least, at home.Both are likely to be in the starting XI for Windies in most matches. It would be interesting to see how well they do here. Roach is an accomplished swing bowler who would be a major threat if there is cloud cover. But since England has also become a batting paradise, he may not find conditions too favourable. How he adjusts is a crucial question? Gabriel is a fiery bowler who can rattle the batsman with his pace and bounce. He missed West Indies’ last ODI series due to a ban. Hence, it is vital that he gets going in this series.How well these two bowlers perform should be keenly watched. West Indies’ fate in the World Cup depends upon it.Value of Fabian AllenWest Indies have gone for just one frontline spinner in their initial squad – Ashley Nurse – for the World Cup. But they have another option in the form of Fabian Allen who is an all-rounder and can bowl left-arm spin. However, the value of his spin bowling hasn’t properly been understood. This series gives a great opportunity to Jason Holder for knowing how good a bowler he is. If Allen is able to hold his own, not only he could provide another slow-bowling option but can also overtake Carlos Brathwaite in the all-rounder’s pecking list. Mashrafe Mortaza leads a hopeful Bangladesh teamReutersHope’s formShai Hope has proven to be one of those annoying cricketers who is, quite clearly, brimming with talent but has been underachieving constantly. However, things look rosier for the Barbadian in limited-overs cricket. In late 2018, the right-handed batsman got into a rich vein of form during the ODI series in India and Bangladesh. If West Indies have to win the World Cup, he has to play a crucial role. Therefore, his form would be monitored.Keeper conundrumIn this series, West Indies will have the services of Shane Dowrich and Shai Hope, both keeper-batsmen. But in the World Cup squad, there is no Dowrich, meaning that Shai Hope will keep wickets. So, it would be interesting to see whom Jason Holder entrusts with the task of being behind the stumps in these matches. Dowrich’s presence means that the selectors probably want to give him an opportunity. Or, his presence could be mjeant to relieve Shai frome the onerous responsibility before the main event begins. If Hope’s wicketkeeping is not up to the mark and Dowrich can replicate his Test form into ODIs, there may well open a spot for him. Golden Opportunity for TaskinLeft out of the provisional squad for the World Cup, Taskin Ahmed has been given a lifeline before the World Cup. There are doubts about the fitness of Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain. If either of the two is not completely fit, Taskin may book himself a place with a good showing in this tournament. But there are other players also trying to seize the opportunity. All-rounders Farhad Reza and Nayeem Hasan as well as off-spinner Yasir Ali may also get a chance in Ireland. So, Taskin has to be at his best in order to keep himself as number 1 in waiting list.
File photo of US state department spokesperson Heather NauertThe United States on Wednesday said they want to see the government of Bangladesh to fully meet its human rights obligations while conducting its drive against drugs, reports UNB.”While illegal drugs are a scourge across the world, Bangladesh should ensure its law enforcement respect human rights and that their conduct is consistent with international standards and Bangladesh’s own constitution, which includes a presumption of innocence and the right to due process,” said US state department spokesperson Heather Nauert.In a press statement, Nauert said they are concerned by reports that at least 147 people have been killed and 21,000 arrested since early May by Bangladeshi security forces in a nationwide counter-narcotics campaign.”We urge Bangladesh to conduct thorough and transparent investigations into all credible reports of extrajudicial killings,” the press statement added.
When I first got to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey a few weeks ago, I was mostly curious about how it played. And my questions were basically answered. It is a very much a follow-up to Assassin’s Creed Origins and its expanded RPG take on the open-world formula. You level up, take on various quests from fever-curing to shark-punching, and collect all sorts of loot. This time the more methodical combat has special moves governed by a cooldown and energy meter, like a rushing stab move and blunt Sparta kick. And along with letting you play as a man or a woman, the branching plot lets you choose dialogue and even romance options.All of these elements intrigued and impressed me then and they still do now after playing the opening few hours of what has to be a nearly finished build as the game is out in early October. The Greek islands are a wonderful playground from the free sailing mechanics. I specifically chose a horse who was great at climbing up mountains like a goat. The mercenary system makes you the target of hunters if you piss off the wrong people. So this led to a mercenary leader coming after me in the middle of a different boss fight, doubling the challenge as well as the satisfaction when I won.The game even seems to take a cue from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (something all open-world games should do going forward) with its new recommended Exploration Mode. Instead of telling you precisely where to go on the map for your next missions, the game gives you some directional clues like “on this island” or “south of this landmark” and lets you puzzle out the solution. On your tiny opening island of Kefalonia you’ll likely just stumble into the right location, but just this little extra thought the game asks of you goes a long way toward adding to the sense of adventure.AdChoices广告However, my latest session with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey didn’t leave me with too many additional thoughts compared to my first experience with the game save for one: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey wants to be whatever the hell you want it to be, even if that includes “Not An Assassin’s Creed game.”This commitment to freedom, of being all things to all players at all time, is par for the course in the Ubisoft Empire school of game development. But it’s really the game’s tangential connection to what defines its own franchise at this point that kicks things over the cliff for me. This is a game set half of a millennium before a game subtitled “Origins.” Your character can still wear that hood and assassinate people even though those concepts don’t particularly mean anything yet.There are still modern day sections continuing the story of the last game. And it’s easy to see how this game’s ancient artifact business might connect even more with the Juno/First Civilization/Cyber Adam and Eve stuff. But at this point all “Assassin’s Creed” effectively means is “jumping around and killing in the past.” At least that’s my early impression so far.None of this is bad by the way. By getting out of the way of its own lore, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey tells the beginning of a totally swashbuckling ancient Greek adventure yarn taking cues from classic Greek storytelling structure. The drama is effective but naturally spoiler-filled so I won’t get into specifics. However I was most surprised at how much I enjoyed the comedy like your character pretending to be a god or just generally being a dick. And although this demo didn’t have any romance options, who can forget 69,000 points for bedding a soldier.Most importantly, Assassin’s Creed’s sense of interactive digital historical tourism (arguably its most novel and vital attribute) remains. Sun-drenched ancient Mediterranean lands are beautiful to behold. The team thinks the game’s more realistic aesthetic will help it stand out in a gaming market full of more mythological games set in Greece. And they’re right that just a lavishly produced take on what this world might have really looked it is as compelling as a virtual Minotaur or Medusa (which could still totally show up). God even just the swarthy body hair and blue arm veins are eye-catching.After my demo I talked with Creative Director Jonathan Dumont about how Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is basically a Ship of Theseus, a Greek myth about an object that keeps its name while replacing all of its pieces. The thing he said that most stood out for me is that although there are no Assassins or Templars to be found in this game, it maintains a core theme of “freedom versus chaos.” So if Assassin’s Creed wants to shift to a focus on shared thematic identity instead of calcified specific lore details, and the results are as promising as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, I say it’s the right move. If you let go of the idea of “Assassin’s Creed” being correct you can do whatever you want.For more on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey check out my original preview as well as our interview with Game Director Scott Phillips.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 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A grunge rock band from the city are raring to go and very serious about their brand of music. Millennium Post catches up with the lead vocalist, Parikshit aka Sonic about their band and what lies ahead.Bull engine started out as ‘Plague of Bishop’ in 2006, what brought together the electrifying trio?It was back in 2006, during my engineering days that we started out as a band. Those days, it was all about youth festivals and college shows while we researched through the mechanical books. We were a different set of people then. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’So, who all form up the existing band?Its me, Parikshit aka Sonic at guitar/vocals, Rambo on Drums/Back Vocals and Akshit on Bass Guitar/Back vocals. I am a technical consultant by the day and a vocalist by the evening.You are acclaimed as a grunge/rock band heavily influenced by Nirvana and Metallica? Who is your personal favourite?On a personal front, I wanted to be like Kurt Cobain, the American singer and songwriter. I wanted to get on stage, deliver like him and write lyrics the way he did. That’s how I wanted to portray feelings through music.And what’s in store for your fans in the coming months?Well, we are working towards the release of our first album Theory of Rock. Its going to have a lot of alternative and punk rock for our folks. Hopefully it will be out by the fall of 2013.
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Tight end Rob Housler may need some help in the blocking department, but his offensive prowess has been clear. He caught a touchdown pass against Oakland and led the team in receptions with five in Green Bay.Sam Acho, Anthony Sherman and David Carter all look likely to make the squad as well. Sherman actually has a shot at starting.The other two draftees, Quan Sturdivant and DeMarco Sampson, may be fighting for a roster spot, but they have a shot.Having a strong draft was important to the Cardinals this year and it looks like they may have made it count. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories As the Cardinals try to recover from the season-ending injury to rookie running back Ryan Williams, they can take heart in knowing they still have a solid draft class.According to ESPN’s NFC West blog, the loss of Williams does not affect the success of the Cardinals’ 2011 draft.First-rounder Patrick Peterson is expected to be a starter, if not by Week One, then very early in the season. He’s shown over the past two preseason games why he was touted as one of the best players available in the draft. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments Share
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