Blackberry Athena could be called KEY2, images leaked

first_imgWhile the world is busy deciding whether to embrace the notch or not, Blackberry, which got a new lease of life under TCL Communication, is still focusing on its niche audience. After selling nearly 8,50,000 units of Blackberry KEYone last, the company is reportedly gearing up for another launch this year and the word on the street is that it will be retaining its QWERTY keypad in this years launch as well.Codenamed Athena, Blackberrys rumoured new phoneKEY2was spotted at the Chinese listing website TENAA earlier this week and now fresh images of the phones have leaked online. The leaked images give a pretty good look at the Blackberrys upcoming smartphone and so far it looks similar to its predecessor Blackberry KEYone. While there are no major differences between KEYone and KEY2, based on what we know so far, the keys do appear to be a bit flatter in the company’s purported new smartphone. Apart from this, there appears to be a new key next to the symbol key in the bottom, which is supposed to give you access to the app grids.What appears to be a diversion from Blackberry’s convention is the presence of a dual-camera system on the rear side of the phone. Blackberry phones are not exactly known for their high-quality camera setup and KEYone has been no exception to this rule. However, things are expected to change in KEY2. How well will KEY2 fare in the photography department remains a thing to be seen.As far as the specifications are concerned, Blackberry Athena is likely to sport an aspect ratio of 3:2, which would be similar to its predecessor. Based on the TENAA citing, the phone will feature a 3.5mm slot along with a USB Type-C port.advertisementALSO READ: BlackBerry KEYone review: Work more, do moreRumours also suggest that the phone could be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor and run on Android Oreo. It could feature 6GB RAM with a storage space of 64GB. On the camera front, KEY2 is likely to come with a dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 8MP sensors and an 8MP selfie camera.last_img read more

Kilbane says Fabregas is a ‘total arse’

first_imgPremier League Kilbane says Fabregas is a ‘total arse’ on the pitch Goal 06:19 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cesc Fabregas Chelsea Crystal Palace Getty Premier League Arsenal Chelsea The former Premier League and Ireland midfielder told a story about the current Chelsea star being far from gentlemanly during a game in 2011 Kevin Kilbane has said Cesc Fabregas is a “total arse” on the pitch, recounting a specific incident from a 2011 match to bolster his claim.Kilbane, nearing the end of his career, was on loan at Huddersfield – currently a Premier League side but at the time residing in League One. Speaking on the “Off The Ball” show on Thursday, Kilbane recounted a 2011 FA Cup fourth-round encounter between his side and Arsenal, where Fabregas was a star midfielder at the time.  Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Fabregas was “an absolute arse on the pitch” as @kdkilbane77 remembered tonight #OTB #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/iEQvHlCamh— Off The Ball (@offtheball) November 2, 2017″Cesc Fabregas was a total arse,” Kilbane said when asked about any players he found to be particularly objectionable during his playing career. “He was an absolute arse on the pitch, Fabregas. So disrespectful. Just mouth.”The one thing that stuck in my mind – I was playing at Huddersfield, you know, I was on loan at little Huddersfield, and we went to the Emirates.”We were drawing 1-1, and Fabregas comes onto the pitch, and he was going up against Joey Gudjonsson. Do you remember Joey Gudjonsson? “He goes up to Joey Gudjohnsen and he says, ‘You’re sh*t, your team-mates are sh*t’ and to be fair to Fabregas he scored a penalty and I was like, ‘Cesc, this is Huddersfield mate, what are you doing?’ “Like Jesus Christ, come on, give me a break. “Time and a place. Do it to Paul Scholes or Roy Keane, not Joey Gudjonsson.”last_img read more

Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving needs left knee surgery and will miss playoffs

first_imgKyrie Irving, the Boston Celtics’ All-Star point guard, will need surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs. Basketball Stephen Curry out three weeks with MCL sprain but could return for playoffs The team said Thursday his recovery time will be three to four months.In the upcoming surgery, two screws will be removed. They were implanted after his patellar fracture during the 2015 NBA finals. The five-time All-Star recently developed an infection at the site of the screws, and now they must be taken out.The team had said the knee was structurally sound and the kneecap healed, but the wire had been putting pressure on the knee. Irving was acquired by the Celtics from the Cleveland Cavaliers in an offseason trade for Isaiah Thomas. The 26-year-old has helped Boston to the No2 seed in the Eastern Conference, averaging 24.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 60 games played. Since you’re here… NBA Share on Twitter Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Guardian Boston Boston Celtics Read more US sports Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Reuse this contentlast_img read more

The Manual Guide to Vetiver

first_imgIf you pay any attention to fragrances at all, we’re sure that you’ve heard the word vetiver. If you’ve ever wondered what vetiver is, it’s a tall grass that has a multitude of uses. It can help stabilize soil, act as animal feed, and protect crops against animals and pests. It also has an alluring scent that is refreshing, woodsy and earthy all at once, which is why so many fragrance companies use it. Vetiver also has the power to stimulate a developing economy; in Haiti it provides work for over 30,000 small-scale farmers. Now how’s that for an added benefit in purchasing a fragrance? If you happen to be feeling overwhelmed by the array of scents that use vetiver, we’ve listed a few of our favorites:Tom Ford Grey VetiverOrange flower, grapefruit, and aromatic sage add freshness, while orris, nutmeg, and pimiento put in woodsiness and spice. This fragrance is clean, fresh and masculine.$90 for 1.7 oz at sephora.comDiptyque VetyverioFresh and light, Diptique Vetyverio is ideal if you don’t want anything too heavy.$90 for 50 ml at diptiqueparis.com Oliver & Co. VetiverusWe get compliments every time we wear Oliver & Co.’s Vetiverus, which has a uniquely intoxicating flair that people find irresistible.$145 for 50 ml at luckyscent.comUlrich Lang New York AperturePink, black and white peppers infused with cedar wood, musk and tobacco make for a spicy, yet woodsy fragrance.$200 for 3.4 oz at ulrichlangnewyork.comLe Labo Vetiver 46If you want something labeled just for you, head to Le Labo in New York for a vetiver fragrance that leaves a mark.$160 for 1.7 oz at lelabofragrances.comByredo Bal d’AfriqueBergamot and lemon, and violet, jasmine and cedar wood make Bal d’Afrique a joyous symphony that is both citrusy and floral.$145 for 50 ml at byredo.comFrederic Malle Vetiver ExtraordinaireIf you want something truly extraordinary, Frederic Malle’s Vetiver Extraordinaire will do the trick.$190 for 50 ml at fredericmalle.com The Best Gin Mixers to Have in Your Pantry at All Times 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer How to Make a Whiskey Sour When It’s Time to Move, Here’s How to Sell Your House Editors’ Recommendations How to Make a Mojitolast_img read more

BTIG To Host 15th Commissions For Charity Day

first_imgBTIG, LLC announced today that it will host its 15th BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in the U.S.BTIG then continues BTIG Commission for Charity Day in its Asia-Pacific and European affiliate offices on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The two-day event is part of a global initiative supported by the firm’s institutional trading clients, a growing roster of celebrities and employees across four continents. As a result of the event each year, the firm donates to hundreds of charities, many of them supporting children.Philanthropic clients actively participate by nominating well-deserving non-profit organizations to support through the annual event. All-star athletes, models, actors, actresses, journalists and other cultural icons also act as celebrity guest traders alongside BTIG’s institutional traders, building excitement for the event and appearing as ambassadors for their charities of choice.“We are honored and humbled by all that we’ve accomplished together,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “As we prepare for the 2017 event, we look forward to learning more about the causes that are important to our clients and celebrity partners, and are proud that our donations can support their goals in the year ahead.”Since pioneering its first Commissions for Charity Day in 2003, BTIG has donated more than US$40 million to hundreds of charitable organizations, including over US$5 million from this event in 2016. “This year marks the 15th BTIG Commissions for Charity Day. Each year, we are all energized by the enthusiasm of our clients, celebrity partners and colleagues as they volunteer their time and come together to make a difference in the lives of so many others,” said Scott Kovalik, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of BTIG.BTIG plans to announce their celebrity participants in the coming months. Past celebrity guest traders have included: Alan Hahn, Alex Rodriguez, Allan Houston, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Blake Griffin, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Bridget Moynahan, Brooke Shields, Bruce Beck, Carlos Beltran, Carmelo Anthony, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Chrissy Teigen, Curtis Martin, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Damaris Lewis, David Diehl, David Muir, David Wright, Doug Ellin, Eli Manning, Geraldo Rivera, Hannah Davis, Hannah Storm, Jeremy Roenick, Joe Girardi, Joe Namath, John McEnroe, Justin Tuck, Kelly Ripa, Kelly Rutherford, Kristin Davis, Lawrence Taylor, Marcus Allen, Mariano Rivera, Mark Cuban, Mark Messier, Mark Teixeira, Matt Dillon, Michael Bloomberg, Michael J. Fox, Michael Kay, Michael Strahan, Molly Sims, Nick Mangold, Padma Lakshmi, Petra Nemcova, Reggie Jackson, Rick DiPietro, Rick Porcello, Ronnie Lott, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Schirripa, Steve Weatherford, Tom Coughlin, Tommy Hilfiger, Tony Gonzalez, Victor Cruz and Woody Johnson.last_img read more

Stewart Copeland Sheila E And More Unite to Beat Hunger With Hunger

first_imgWith some of the most accomplished percussionists on earth backing them up, Hunger Relief International (HRI) is launching Beat Hunger, a multi-media awareness and fundraising campaign, on October 18th, to benefit Haitians living in extreme poverty.Using the hypnotic magic of percussive rhythms, Beat Hunger features an influential group of artists including GRAMMY award-winning percussionists, Stewart Copeland of The Police and Dame Evelyn Glennie, GRAMMY award-winning DJ, Mix Master Mike, legendary drummers Sheila E., Kenny Aronoff, and Stephen Perkins, and break-through talents, Kristen Gleeson-Prata of BØRNS, and Rico Nichols, drummer for Kendrick Lamar.Haiti, just a two-hour flight from Miami, remains the poorest country in the Americas with over 6 million out of 10.4 million Haitians living below the national poverty line of $2.41 per day and over 2.5 million living below the national extreme poverty line of $1.23 per day. (Source: World Bank, updated Sep 21, 2018)Founder of HRI, Rachel Zelon, said, “Hunger is on the rise around the world. Beyond the life and death scenarios, hunger prevents kids from developing and thriving to their full capacities. Haiti is our close neighbor – we at HRI are absolutely committed to help those impacted by extreme poverty, a group numbering in the millions. Our Haitian team works with the goal of ending chronic hunger and resolving food insecurity for the long term.” On the campaign, Zelon added, “We are extremely grateful to have assembled a wonderful group of musicians to bring attention to the ongoing difficulties facing Haitians.”Stewart Copeland commented, “This is the proper use of a megaphone … we’re banging up a noise to get society to focus on what can be done to beat hunger on this earth.”Dame Evelyn Glennie stated, “… the fact that the drum is universal and can stir people’s sense of well-being is a great way to capture attention for this cause!”Beat Hunger was created and produced by Matt Williams of Addition Media.last_img read more

Grounded ship leaks 80 tons of oil near Pacific UNESCO site

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Australian officials say an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands.The Australian High Commission in the Solomon Islands said Friday that footage taken this week shows little progress has been made in stopping the Solomon Trader ship from leaking oil since it ran aground Feb. 5.Australian experts estimate more than 80 tons of oil has leaked into the sea and shoreline in the ecologically delicate area and that more than 660 tons of oil remains aboard the Hong Kong-flagged ship, which is continuing to leak.The ship was chartered by the Bintan Mining company in the Solomon Islands to carry bauxite, which is used in aluminum production.The Associated Press read more

President orders probe on police action

The President has said he was not aware of the protest and has ordered an investigation over Police action taken to disperse the protest. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered an investigation over the police action outside the Presidential Secretariat today.The Police had fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a protest by the Bodu Bala Sena.

Mixed international and Lebanese tribunal best to try Hariri case – Annan

“By mandating me to help the Lebanese Government to explore the requirements for a tribunal of an international character, the Security Council reflected a shared assumption that a purely national tribunal would not be able to effectively fulfil the task of trying those accused of the crime,” Mr. Annan said in a report that recounts key issues raised in consultations but reserves recommendations to a further date. “At the same time, it became clear from our consultations with the Lebanese authorities that the creation of an exclusively international tribunal would remove Lebanese responsibility for seeing justice done regarding a crime that primarily and significantly affected Lebanon,” he said of the 14 February bombing, which killed Mr. Hariri and 22 others.Following a request from the Lebanese Government and a Council mandate, discussions with President, Prime Minister and National Assembly speaker were conducted in Beirut by a team lead by UN Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel on 26 and 27 January. Then from 24 to 28 February, two senior judges from Lebanon visited UN Headquarters. Mr. Annan said that the discussions resulted in a common understanding that it would be most appropriate to establish the tribunal through an agreement concluded between Lebanon and the United Nations. If that understanding is acceptable to the Security Council, he suggests the Council adopt a resolution to commence those negotiations.Additional issues to be discussed in those talks include the funding and composition of the tribunal, as well as whether or not all terrorist attacks since 1 October 2004 should fall into the jurisdiction of the tribunal, since the Council has raised the possibility that the UN International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC) set up to probe the Hariri assignation could be expand its scope to other attacks.UNIIIC, created after an earlier UN mission deemed Lebanon’s own investigation seriously flawed and Syria primarily responsible for the political tension preceding Mr. Hariri’s murder, has already reported finding evidence pointing to both Lebanese and Syrian involvement in the bombing. read more

UN calls for urgent access to reach some 400000 civilians trapped in

“There have been continued reports of heavy aerial bombardment and artillery shelling which have resulted in civilian deaths and injuries,” Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, told the regular daily briefing at UN Headquarters in New York. According to reports, Government forces have prevented commercial trucks from entering the town, located in rural Damascus, since late March. Lack of supplies have resulted in price hikes of basic staples and closures of many bakeries due to lack of flour and much higher prices for fuel and gas. “It is critical that the UN and partners be given access to the area before the conditions deteriorate further,” Mr. Dujarric underscored. The last UN humanitarian delivery to any of the besieged areas of eastern Ghouta was nearly six months ago, in October last year, with other areas not having been accessed since last June. “We also remind all parties of their obligation to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure as required by international humanitarian and human rights law,” said the UN spokesperson. Last week, Jan Egeland, UN Senior Adviser on Syria had also underlined the plight of the civilians trapped in the town and called for an urgent ceasefire to enable safe delivery of desperately needed relief and medical supplies. He had also stressed that special arrangements needed to be made for hospitals and that medical facilities must not be targets for attack and urged that a “notification system” be established to ensure the safety of medical premises. “We cannot have a situation where armed actors do not, cannot or will not guarantee that medical facilities will not be attacked,” said Mr. Egeland, adding: “We will urge now again such notification system to be established and I have hope that this year it will for the first time be established and will work.” read more

No 1 Dutch smash Britain to reach womens field hockey final

CHANGZHOU, China — The world champion Netherlands clinched a berth in the Women’s Champions Trophy final after brushing aside Britain 4-0 on Thursday.The Dutch pressure was relentless as they scored in each quarter and achieved a third straight clean sheet.Marijn Veen claimed her fourth goal of the field hockey tournament after three minutes, Margot Zuidhof bagged the first of her pair with a nice turn and finish, Ginella Zerbo rifled in from the top of the circle, and Zuidhof finished off a great move down the right by Laura Nunnink.Australia missed a chance to join them in the final after drawing with host China 0-0.China made more of the running in the first half — notably Zhong Mengling missing an open goal near halftime — and Australia in the second half to finish on top in shots and circle entries.Australia remained second overall and one point ahead of China in the standings. The Hockeyroos can reach the final by beating Japan on Saturday when the round robin concludes. China meets the Netherlands.Japan was humbled 4-0 by Argentina which, after scoring one goal from a bagful of chances in its previous three games, finally executed.Julieta Jankunas scored two, and Eugenia Trinchinetti’s and Agustina Gorzelany’s goals revived the titleholders’ hope of finishing the tournament with a bronze medal. They play Britain on Saturday.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more

Ohio State wrestling tops Edinboro advances to quarterfinals against Lehigh

Redshirt-freshman Bo Jordan (left) finishes a pin during a match against Edinboro on Feb. 15 in Edinboro, Pa. OSU won, 30-7.Credit: Patrick Kalista / Lantern reporterEven a move from the Big Ten regular season to the first round of the National Duals couldn’t slow down the Ohio State wrestling team.The Buckeyes (13-3) topped the Edinboro Fighting Scots (13-5), 30-7, on Sunday to move on to the quarterfinals of the National Duals in Iowa next weekend. OSU has now won nine straight matchups.OSU redshirt-senior Logan Stieber, who is ranked No. 1 at 141 pounds, and Edinboro’s redshirt-senior Mitchell Port (ranked second) wrestled to a 6-3 Steiber win. Afterward, Stieber said he feels confident when facing such tough competition.“I felt good. I keep feeling better every weekend, I felt like I was in control the whole time,” Stieber said. “It’s good to wrestle a good opponent like Mitchell, as it will only help me prepare for the big matches to come.”The Buckeyes will look to use the momentum from their winning streak — including senior Ray Gordon’s first win of the season — heading into Saturday’s National Duals finals in Iowa City.“It was a good team performance, especially seeing our heavyweight (Gordon) win a match,” Stieber said. “Now we just have to focus on continuing to improve as well as getting in better shape and keep doing what we’re doing.”Redshirt-junior Johnni DiJulius (133) said the team has what it takes to win in the postseason.“We’re getting in a groove at the right time and that is helping with confidence and momentum,” DiJulius said. Coach Tom Ryan agreed that his team is hitting its stride at the right time and added that OSU could continue to get even better after facing Edinboro.“That was a tough team that brought some big matches, and overall, we looked good,” Ryan said. “We’re looking better as the season progresses.”The three freshmen in the lineup continued their dominance and all gained the team bonus points for their efforts.Redshirt-freshman Nathan Tomasello won via majority decision (four points) to get the meet going at 125 pounds, while fellow redshirt-freshman Bo Jordan earned a pin (six points) that gave the Buckeyes a 20-4 advantage. Freshman Kyle Snyder used 11 takedowns in route to a 25-9 technical fall (five points) at 197 pounds.The last match featured Gordon pulling off a 3-1 decision to capture his first win of the season. The senior has been wrestling in place of injured redshirt-sophomore Nick Tavanello, who has been out with a knee injury. Tavanello is expected to make his way back next week, so Gordon’s first senior victory likely ended his OSU career.The Buckeyes are set to take on Lehigh University in the quarterfinals Saturday at noon. read more

Buckeyes jump to No 2 in BCS rankings

After surviving their closest game of the season, a 42-41 victory against Michigan (7-5, 3-5), the Ohio State Buckeyes moved up one spot to No. 2 in the most recent BCS rankings. The Buckeyes are behind only No. 1 Florida State (12-0, 8-0) in the rankings.If the Buckeyes (12-0, 8-0) can hold onto a top two ranking in the final BCS Standings, released next Sunday, they will earn a spot in the BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl Jan. 6.OSU rose after then-No. 4 Auburn (11-1, 7-1) took down undefeated and then-No. 1 Alabama (11-1, 7-1), 34-28, Saturday.The Buckeyes are .027 points ahead of No. 3 Auburn in the standings.The Tigers are on OSU’s heels with one game remaining for each team next week. The Buckeyes are just 25 and 66 points ahead of Auburn in the USA TODAY and Harris Polls respectively.Auburn pulled off one of the most thrilling victories in college football history after Tigers senior cornerback Chris Davis returned an Alabama missed field goal 100 yards for a touchdown with no time left on the clock.Next Saturday the Buckeyes are scheduled to take on No. 10 Michigan State (11-1, 7-1) in the Big Ten Championship in Lucas Oil Stadium at 8 p.m.The Tigers are set to finish their season earlier in the day against No. 5 Missouri (11-1, 7-1) at 4 p.m. in the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome. read more

Opinion 5 players on offense to watch in 2015 Ohio State Spring

Then-redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn (25) carries the ball during the 2014 OSU Spring Game on April 12, 2014, at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo EditorWhen it comes to the Ohio State offense, the bulk of discussion since the Buckeyes’ national title win in the College Football Playoff has centered around the quarterback competition.But when OSU takes the Ohio Stadium field on Saturday for its annual Spring Game, redshirt-senior Braxton Miller and redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett will both be sidelined while they recover from shoulder and ankle injuries, respectively. Of the signal callers with a chance to start, only redshirt-junior Cardale Jones will be fully available, and OSU fans already got a taste of what he can do during the Buckeyes’ three postseason games last year.Jones will likely play the whole game, but more can be learned from watching the five players on offense listed below than from focusing on the known players like Jones and other returning starters.1. Redshirt-junior running back Bri’onte DunnJunior Ezekiel Elliott, the Buckeyes’ undisputed starting running back, is nursing an injury of his own, and likely won’t be involved on Saturday.Normally that would leave sophomore Curtis Samuel to take the keys in the OSU backfield, but at least two running backs will be featured prominently and Samuel will likely be playing H-back. So with Elliott’s primary backup catching passes from the slot, Dunn will have a chance to prove what he can do after seeing limited playing time early in his collegiate career.Dunn made his mark on special teams last year after redshirting as a sophomore and playing minimally as a true freshman. Now he’s getting first-team reps in practice, and could earn a sizeable chunk of playing time with a big day at the ‘Shoe.2. Redshirt-freshman quarterback Stephen CollierJones will be the focus, but the opposite side will be quarterbacked by Collier.He redshirted last year after being named the Southwest Georgia State Player of the Year in high school, but seems to be the odd man out when it comes to potential playing time. Collier is currently behind Jones, Miller and Barrett, and was a less-heralded recruit than Torrance Gibson and Joe Burrow, who are set to join the Buckeyes this fall.If he proves himself as a legitimate threat on Saturday, Collier still won’t be in this year’s race for playing time. But he could establish himself as a dependable backup down the line, or prove his worth as a potential starter should he decide to transfer.3. Redshirt-senior offensive lineman Chase FarrisThe OSU offensive line returns four starters from 2014, and Farris has already all but locked up the right tackle position for 2015.The former defensive lineman played a bit last year, but is approaching his first full season as a starter in his last year with the Buckeyes. He’ll have something to prove with a few younger players behind him in the pecking order who could challenge him for that spot later in the year.With the other four starters already established, look for Farris to make a statement as a dominant force in Saturday’s exhibition.4. Tie: Redshirt-freshmen wide receivers Terry McLaurin and Parris CampbellOSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith has already said McLaurin and Campbell aren’t quite ready to be contributors on offense, but the Spring Game could be a chance to showcase their talents.Both were four-star recruits coming out of high school, according to ESPN, and have a full year of practice with the Buckeyes under their belt. With Evan Spencer and Devin Smith both gone, OSU needs depth at receiver, and might give this young duo a look if one of them stands out.5. Redshirt-junior running back Warren BallLike Dunn, Ball hasn’t had a ton of impact as a Buckeye. A three-star recruit who came to OSU as a hometown prospect, Ball has totaled just 31 carries for 161 yards in his collegiate career. Now he’s buried behind Elliott, Samuel, Dunn and possibly incoming freshman Mike Weber on the depth chart, and shouldn’t expect an increase in playing time this year.This spring might be his last-ditch chance to make an impact as a Buckeye, or, like Collier, he could use a big day on Saturday to springboard a transfer to a smaller program. read more

COPENHAGEN CALLING Croatia and Sweden clear favorites

BelarusEHF EURO 2014serbia CROATIA – BELARUS 18CROATIAN GIANT LOOKING FOR A ROUTINE WINCroatia beat Belarus last January at TOP 16 stage of the World Championship in Spain. That was easy job for Slavko Goluza and his guys, so despite some small problems with some players as Blazenko Lackovic who will miss EHF EURO 2014, Croats believe that routine victory over Rutenka and his team-mates could be repeated.SWEDEN – MONTENEGRO (20.15)SWEDISH REVENGE TO BRAVE GUYSSweden has bad memory on Montenegro and their passion to the game since qualification matches in June 2012, when Zoran Kastratovic and his guys made unbelievable success and put Swedish team out of the World Championship 2013 in Spain! It is hard to say are Montenegrians ready to repeat that kind of performance, moreover because of lot of injuries which make them weaker than before, On the other side, Sweden without Kim Andersson certainly will have problem with TOP teams, but in front of almost “home fans” in Copenhagen, Montenegro could be good for “warm-up”… ← Previous Story Derby of Day 2 in Aarhus: Serbia VS Poland Next Story → HEROES OF THE DAY 1: Austrian “perfect” handball read more

Control Will Make Remedy a Household Name

first_imgStay on target I got the chance to play many amazing games during this year’s E3. Unfortunately, one of them wasn’t Remedy’s upcoming Control. Announced during PlayStation’s press conference, the supernatural sci-fi action adventure game caught many of us by surprise. Though I wasn’t able to play it, I did get to see a 25-minute behind-closed-doors demo presented by the developers. From everything I’ve seen, this looks like another stellar title from the Remedy team. In fact, I believe this game will make the studio a household name.Remedy makes highly cinematic games, and Control is no different. It is very much in the vein of past projects like Alan Wake and Quantum Break. You play as Jesse Faden, who is the newly-minted director of the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC). The FBC’s exact role is unclear. The only thing we know is that it is concerned with investigating supernatural phenomenon. There’s a lot of funky stuff going on, and Faden is the only one who can unravel the mystery.The agency’s headquarters, “The Oldest House,” is an enormous building located outside of our dimension. It is a strange realm composed of terrain that’s constantly shifting and morphing. The majority of the game takes place within this facility, where something has gone terribly wrong. It is up to Jesse to discover the secrets of The Oldest House and what the FBC is up to. The Oldest House is very much its own character and a central point of the story.According to Remedy, Control is a Metroidvania-style game. This means Jesse cannot access certain sectors of The Oldest House until she returns with the right power-up or weapon. This means some backtracking is in order after obtaining specific items that allow further exploration. On top of that, the game will have a number of side quests to complete. Both of these factors give Control a great deal of replayability even though it is primarily a single player experience. Given the ever-shifting nature of the environment, revisiting old areas will always present players with something new.The game’s main enemies are known as the Hiss. These enigmatic entities have infected The Oldest House and many FBC agents. Jesse can dispatch these foes with her FBC-issued handgun. The weapon has the ability to transform and serves different functions. In addition to a transformable gun, Jesse can also employ a variety of telekinetic abilities. In the demo, she used rocks to shield herself and then used the debris as projectiles. She even can levitate and travel through the air. I’m sure she’ll have even more spectacular powers in the full game. If the powers are as fun to use here as they are in Quantum Break, combat will no doubt be a pure blast.One of the biggest issues players and journalists had with Quantum Break were its live-action cutscenes. These segments were basically short episodes of a TV series. Though they furthered the narrative, they hurt the flow of the game. Control will also have its share of live-action content, but nowhere near the level of Quantum Break. During the demo, we saw brief glimpses of former FBC director Trench appear on walls. This is a more effective way of blending live-action with gameplay, and its wise for Remedy to go back to this Alan Wake-like approach to FMV scenes. Of course, we’ll need to play Control to find out the significance of these segments.Besides its unique gameplay, what I found most intriguing about Control is its art style, which is inspired by the Brutalist art movement. I don’t know anything about the movement, but I do know I like how it comes across in the game. Everything is made out of squares and rectangles. This gives the environment a distinctly manufactured and alien look. The Oldest House’s perfectly straight and perpendicular lines contrast with the corruption caused by the Hiss. The heavy use of stark red lighting also gives the game an otherworldly vibe. It really feels as if you’re exploring another dimension. Of course, this art style isn’t just for looks, as the contorting domain also factors into gameplay. This isn’t just window dressing. I’m excited to explore every inch of this strange realm.Control is easily one of the biggest surprises to come out of E3. I’m a fan of Quantum Break, so I’m definitely excited to see what Remedy has in store for us with this title. Admittedly, I still don’t know very much about the game. But I suppose that’s part of the reason I’m so intrigued. We should see a release sometime next year. Hopefully, the wait will not be too long. This one cannot come out fast enough.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, and Dead Luigi Join Smash Bros. UltimateAn Interview with Jump Force Producer Koji Nakajima last_img read more

Burn Permits Required April 1st Prior To The Upcoming Wildland Fire Season

first_imgLarge scale burn permits require a site inspection and a burn plan in place prior to the permit being issued. Residents are required to obtain a new 2018 general burn permit, read it in its entirety, sign it, and call the phone number on the permit each day before starting a fire. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State Division of Forestry reminds residents of the Kenai Peninsula that a new general burn permit is required for all burn barrels and small debris burns beginning April 1. Burn permits issued prior to the 2018 season are no longer valid. The general burn permits are free and available at the Kenai-Kodiak Division of Forestry Office in Soldotna. For more information or to schedule a site inspection, call the Division of Forestry Kenai-Kodiak Fire Prevention Office at 907-260- 4260 Dan Govoni, State of Alaska Div. of Forestry: “Residents on the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak need to check with their local municipalities to see what type of burn permits are also required by them.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-burn-permits.mp3VmJennifer-on-burn-permits.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

To prevent Fairbanks flooding Moose Creek Dam starts regulating the Chena River

first_imgThe Chena River Flood control project was built by the Army Corps of Engineers after the devastating 1967 flood in Fairbanks. The project’s main features, a dam and connected spillway, protect the community during heavy rains and reports the facility has gotten heavy use in recent weeks.Listen nowThe Moose Creek Dam is regulating the Chena River again. Chena Flood Control Project manager Tim Faevel said the dam, which diverts water from the Chena at North Pole to prevent flooding in Fairbanks, was re-activated late Sunday in response to weekend rains.“So we’re diverting water, some of that flood water, into the floodway again and we’ll continue to do that probably for another couple days,” Faevel said.  The dam’s activation follows 8 continuous days of operation which ended July 28th. Faevel said diverted water is again filling the flood control basin, which looked like a lake last week.”You could canoe all over out there and so there was probably anywhere from just a couple feet to some places ten feet deep of water,” Faevel said.Faevel noted that the over 3 mile long dam created lake’s peak level last week was the highest recorded since 1994.“Which is interesting,” Faevel said. “We didn’t expect that. And the fish ladder was activated and we had chums and king salmon going up and using the fish ladder to get up stream and spawn. That was another twist to this whole thing.”Faevel said salmon normally travel through dam side channels to get upstream, and only need the ladder at higher water levels. Another by product of dam operation is build-up of trees and brush behind its gates, which Faevel says a crew was busy removing over the weekend.“There’s probably a couple hundred tractor trailer rigs of flood debris that stacked up on the other side of the river.”Faevel says salvaged trees will be made available to the public for firewood at a later date.last_img read more

Bigg Boss 12 enemies Dipika Kakar and Romil Chaudhary to play lovers

first_imgDipika Kakar and Romil Chaudhary of Bigg Boss 12 fameinstagramEven as Dipika Kakar, who won Bigg Boss 12, is in news to play the lead in Sandip Sikcand’s tentatively titled Paani Puri, reports of another Bigg Boss 12 contestant Romil Chaudhary being approached by the makers to play an important role is also doing the rounds.”The producers are in talks with him. It is highly probable that he will get on board. The makers are keen on him,” a source told Bollywood Life.Romil, who entered the reality show as a commoner, and Dipika never got along during their stint inside the Bigg Boss 12 house. So, when the news of Dipika and Romil coming together broke, it created waves among fans.And now, a SpotboyE report said that Romil is not only on board the show but will romance Dipika on screen. Shocked? Well, looks like fans of both Dipika and Romil will see the enemies turn lovers on screen soon. The show will also star Karan V Grover as one of the leads.Talking about the actress and Romil’s equation on Bigg Boss 12, the two couldn’t see eye to eye on the reality show. Dipika had even expressed her hatred towards the contestant in her winning interview.Coming to Sikcand’s show, before Dipika, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya was approached to play the role. She had in fact agreed to come on board as at that time there were talks of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein going off air. However, Divyanka had to turn it down after her show got extended and Ekta Kapoor offered Divyanka her digital debut Cold Lassi And Chicken Masala.last_img read more

Ways to have ecofriendly holiday

first_imgFrom not asking for bedsheets and toiletries unnecessarily to making good use of door cards, there are many ways one can make a vacation eco-friendly while having fun, say experts. Here are few tips to make a vacation eco-friendly. Don’tsAsk for fresh bedsheets and towels if not really necessary: A lot of water gets wasted in order to wash the bedsheets and towels. Being conscious about what you request for will lead to a more eco-friendlier space and help reducing carbon-footprints that today stand as a cause of destruction of our planet. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAsk for more toiletries: Almost all of us at some point of time have taken that shampoo we liked so much and kept it in our bags. A lot of hotels actually prefer to refill the bottles with shampoos and save the cost of buying another plastic bottle, you can do your bit to save that extra plastic bottle.Leave the power connection turned on: Leaving your room without turning off the lights or taking that key card out of the power socket. Take the responsibility and don’t waste that energy for no use. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDo’sMake use of door cards: We often ignore doors cards and directly call up the housekeeping to get cleaning done. Door cards can be really useful when you don’t want the housekeeping to clean your unsoiled bedsheets or towels by putting the ‘Do not disturb’ card at the knob. Make use of the water from the restaurant or hotel: The essence of not purchasing that bottled water and going for the tap water instead lies in saving your own carbon footprint. Plastic is also absolutely non-perishable and hence it really helps to use that water jug.last_img read more