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Sidharth’s weighty issue, first muscle up for Karan’s next and then lose it all for Vikramaditya’s movie

first_imgWith less than a month to go, Sidharth Malhotra has been bulking up for the shoot of his new role as a boxer in director Karan Malhotras remake of the American sports drama Warriors.In the remake, he will reprise the role of Tom Hardy. Although it is a remake, Karan Malhotra has added his own twists and turns in the movie, and has given it a Bollywood touch, much like his remake of Agneepath, which was his directorial debut.He will muscle up for Karan Malhotra’s next and then lose it all for Vikramaditya Motwane’s Bhavesh Joshi.Sidharth Malhotra reportedly has been taking rigorous training in various forms of mixed martial arts. He says, ‘Karan has told me that I need to look physically aggressive and put on weight. It’s going to be a strenuous regime.’But sadly for Sidharth, after the film shoot is over, he is required to shed all the muscle for his next film Ek Villain, where he plays the title character Bhavesh Joshi, who is a normal middle-class Mumbaikar on the exterior, but a superhero in disguise, except that his powers are not really superpowers but skills.’I’m a superhero buff, I’m biased towards Spiderman,’ he responds, admitting he is a fan of superheroes. He says, ‘a lot depends on how well Ek Villain does, if the film works, it will give me the confidence to take more risks,’ when asked if he is planning to shift away from the rom-com genre.advertisementlast_img read more

Sergio Ramos agrees to extend Real Madrid contract until 2020

first_imgReal Madrid’s Spain defender Sergio Ramos has agreed to extend his contract with the La Liga club until 2020, ending speculation he could join English Premier League side Manchester United.Ramos, 29, will sign his new deal together with Real president Florentino Perez at the Bernabeu stadium later on Monday, the club said on their website.Local media reported the team captain, a dressing-room heavyweight and a huge fan favourite, would earn 10 million euros ($11.1 million) a season after tax, making him one of the best-paid members of Real’s expensively assembled squad.Also read: Chelsea coach Mourinho defends Terry substitution Ramos was strongly linked with a move to United following the end of last season, with reports in Spain and England suggesting he might be included in a swap deal for the English side’s unsettled Spain goalkeeper David De Gea.As well as tying Ramos into a new contract, Real are also reportedly poised to sign Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan for a fee of around 30 million euros ($33.31 million).Inter coach Roberto Mancini appeared to confirm Kovacic was leaving after Sunday’s 0-0 friendly draw at home to AEK Athens, in which the 21-year-old did not feature.”None of us are pleased, from the president, to me to the directors and his team mates,” Mancini told reporters when asked about the player.Kovacic is seen as ideal backup in the centre of Real’s midfield for his Croatia team mate Luka Modric and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos and would compete for a place in the side with the likes of Isco, Asier Illarramendi and Casemiro.advertisementlast_img read more

Densitron: 2.8-inch mono display with exceptional brightness and ultra-wide viewing angle

first_img Continue Reading Previous ADI: plug-and-play antenna chip simplifies phased array radar applicationsNext Rutronik: advanced touch features for new RX130 MCU family Densitron has launched a new 2.8-inch monochrome display which rivals competitive products currently on the market through its optical performance, quality and cost.The HC5437 series display, with 128 x 64 dots resolution, has an exceptionally wide viewing angle providing outstanding readability and close to full view. It features different modes for day and night where the background colour is inverted to make it easier to read, while maintaining the same ultra-wide viewing angles. With blue and white backlight options, the consistent brightness of the display has exceeded customer expectations when matched against other leading displays of this kind.Ideal for any industrial application, test and measurement instruments, portable measuring devices and for use in medical equipment, the new display will easily drop into existing workflows.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

ICC takes stand on Sexual Harassment: Players to be educated on off-field behaviour

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) Educating cricketers on appropriate off-field conduct will be part of the ICC’s “improved” guidelines to prevent sexual harassment and bullying of “children and vulnerable adults” under its ambit, the world body stated Saturday. With the #MeToo movement taking the world by storm, sexual harassment came up for discussion at the three-day ICC Board meetings in Singapore, which concluded Saturday. In a carefully-worded statement, where the ICC avoided mentioning women specifically and stuck to a gender-neutral description of vulnerable adults, the governing body said it would come up with a new policy to guard against sexual harassment. “An ICC Event Behaviour and Welfare Policy will also be introduced with immediate effect. This will address, in particular, the standards of off-field behaviour expected of Players, Player Support Personnel and others working at ICC events for or on behalf of the ICC or local organising committee,” the ICC stated. “The Board and committees were united in their commitment to making cricket a safe and secure place for everyone whether they are playing, officiating or working in any capacity,” added ICC CEO Dave Richardson. The policy will include provisions that protect against harassment, indecent exposure, inappropriate behaviour with tournament staff and inappropriate behaviour in event accommodation and venues. “The Board unanimously agreed to improve the current ICC policies and procedures around the protection of children and vulnerable adults as well as more widely in relation to protection against sexual harassment, bullying and inappropriate behaviour and improving standards of off-field behaviour at ICC events,” it stated.advertisement The reference to children has been made keeping in mind the numerous junior events the world over, involving players of both genders. The ICC said it wants the member Boards to implement the policy at their end once it is laid out. “As a result, a new Safeguarding Policy for Children and vulnerable adults will be developed along with guidelines for Member Boards to support them in the protection of all individuals within their jurisdictions.” So far, cricket has managed to largely steer clear of the #MeToo storm, which, in sports, has shaken the core of American gymnastics in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The former team doctor has been jailed for 60 years after being found guilty of sexually abusing several gymnasts, including Olympic champion Simone Biles. In Indian cricket, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri is in the eye of a storm after being accused of sexual misconduct by an anonymous accuser, who claims to be his ex-colleague. An explanation has been sought from him by the Committee of Administrators. PTI KHS PM PDSPDSlast_img read more

Abhishek-Aishwarya’s performance at Ambani sangeet goes viral. Best jokes

first_imgIsha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s sangeet ceremony took place at The Oberoi Udaivilas and Lake Palace in Udaipur on December 8. The event was attended by all the big names from Bollywood, sports, politics and business.Many Bollywood stars including Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar performed at the bash.But there was one performance which got the most attention and that is Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan’s romantic dance to Tere Bina, a song from their film Guru.Take a look:Even though it was a beautiful dance performance and a quite heartwarming one too, we couldn’t help but notice that Abhishek Bachchan did not contribute much to it.While Aishwarya was at her graceful best, Junior Bachchan barely moved. And well, we all know that Twitter never loses a chance to pick up things like these.So, as soon as the video was posted on twitter, it started getting some hilarious reactions, especially directed at Abhishek.Take a look:Don’t Miss the Abhishek SHAKE #IshaAmbaniSangeet #AbhishekBachchan (@rose_k01) December 9, 2018Abhishek Bachchan is me in group projects (@iamsrktheking) December 9, 2018Beyonce’s reaction while watching Abhishek Bachchan’s dance in #IshaAmbaniSangeet : Roshan (@ARCtist_) December 9, 2018The effort Aishwarya made to come up in lifeThe effort Abhishek Bachchan made to come up in life.Compare here (@GabbbarSingh) December 9, 2018 The last one made us ROFL. Which one is your favourite?ALSO SEE | Beyonce sings, twerks and kills it at Isha Ambani pre-wedding bash. See all pics and videosALSO SEE | Deepika and Ranveer burn the dance floor at Isha Ambani wedding celebrations. Inside pics and videosALSO SEE | What happened at Ambani sangeet: Mukesh and family on stage to SRK-Gauri’s danceALSO SEE | Manish Malhotra gets the Ambanis as Sabyasachi designs the starsALSO SEE | Shah Rukh and Gauri burn the dance floor at Ambani sangeet. Priyanka and Nick were there tooALSO WATCH | Ambanis set the stage on fire at daughter Isha’s sangeet in Udaipurlast_img read more

Jamaicans Urged to Share Positive Customer Service Experiences

first_img “The lens that we look through will determine what we see, and if you are looking for negative customer service, you will get plenty of it. If we want to see an increase in service excellence across Jamaica, let us pay attention to and focus our energy on what we want more of,” she said. Story Highlights Chairman of the Jamaica Customer Service Association (JaCSA), Dr. Nsombi Jaja, is encouraging Jamaicans to recognise and celebrate service providers who, despite constraints, continue to deliver excellent customer service.center_img Chairman of the Jamaica Customer Service Association (JaCSA), Dr. Nsombi Jaja, is encouraging Jamaicans to recognise and celebrate service providers who, despite constraints, continue to deliver excellent customer service.“The lens that we look through will determine what we see, and if you are looking for negative customer service, you will get plenty of it. If we want to see an increase in service excellence across Jamaica, let us pay attention to and focus our energy on what we want more of,” she said.Dr. Jaja was speaking at the JaCSA leadership breakfast forum held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 26.She encouraged the leaders to share their positive experiences about good customer service on social media.“Let us share our positive experiences on social media because we share the negative ones… and then it goes viral, and I am saying, why can’t we do the same thing and flood social media with positive experiences. Let us disrupt the narrative on customer service and shift the discussion to the positive experiences,” she urged.In doing so, she said “we will boost morale, and the team members will be motivated to go beyond the call of duty”.“Today, I am asking all of the leaders in this room, when you go back to the organisations, treat your employees just a little bit better, and let them know how you appreciate them,” Dr. Jaja added.The JaCSA will be observing National Customer Service Week from September 30 to October 6 under the theme ‘Be the Magic: The Making of Memorable Customer Experiences’ and will bring focus to the transformation that quality customer service can bring to the nation.The week of activities will begin with a church service at the Webster Memorial Church on Half-Way Tree Road. Other activities include the hosting of a micro and small business service excellence workshop, service excellence school tour, and a corporate mingle.For more information, contact JaCSA at 876-978-8668 or read more

Green Port Hull Striding Forward

first_imgWorld Maritime News Staff, September 04, 2014 zoom Hull City Council’s Planning Committee yesterday gave its consent to the proposed works at Alexandra Dock, Green Port Hull, the UK following the submission of detailed plans by Associated British Ports (ABP) and Siemens plc in June this year.In March Siemens and ABP announced a combined investment of £310m to develop pioneering new wind turbine production and installation facilities in Yorkshire.The project comprises new project construction, assembly and service facilities at Green Port Hull and a new rotor blade manufacturing facility in nearby Paull, in the East Riding.The two sites are expected to create 1,000 new jobs and several hundred roles during construction.In June detailed planning applications were submitted for works at Alexandra Dock to enable development of the nacelle pre-assembly, project construction and logistics and distribution facilities and offices. The approval will enable construction to commence later in the year at Alexandra Dock.  Planning applications for works at the adjacent Paull blade site are targeted to be submitted later in 2014.Finbarr Dowling, Siemens project director for Hull said: “These works represent an important step in the overall programme which will be progressed in coming months and years.” “This is a key project for the region, for the UK wind industry and for the UK in helping to deliver the future low carbon economy.”Councillor Steven Brady from Hull City Council said: “ This will not only make a huge difference to the city’s economy, but also help transform green energy and ensure that Hull is the market leader for the UK’s offshore wind industry.”“We are working closely with Siemens to ensure that the benefits from this landmark investment are maximised in terms of increased business activity and high quality employment.  Coming fully on stream during the City of Culture celebrations, 2017 will be a truly transformational year for Hull.”“Through the £26m Green Port Growth Programme, Hull City and East Riding Councils’ are working alongside partner organisations to deliver funding and training programmes to ensure that local people are equipped with the necessary skills to take advantage of the 1000 new jobs  at Green Port Hull.  We are also providing a programme of business support activity to enable indigenous business to grow and take advantage of the supply chain opportunities within the renewable sector.”last_img read more

Opening of Halifax Regional Municipality Trail Celebrated

first_img —————————————————————A paved, multi-use trail in south end Halifax was officially opened today, May 26. The Halifax Urban Greenway closely follows the Canadian National Railway alignment and will eventually connect to the Halifax waterfront as part of the Trans Canada Trail. Halifax Citadel-Sable Island MLA Leonard Preyra, on behalf of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell, Senator Stephen Greene, on behalf of Bernard Valcourt, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Halifax Municipal Councillor Sue Uteck and Mark Poirier, president of the Halifax Urban Greenway Association, celebrated completion of the first phase of the trail. The one kilometre trail follows Beaufort Avenue between South Street and Marlborough Woods-Roxton Road. It will eventually extend to Franklyn Street, Pinehill Drive and Point Pleasant Park. “We are pleased to work with our federal and municipal partners to support the development of this trail in the urban core of HRM,” said Mr. Preyra. “Through the dedication of this volunteer association, we now have a multi-use trail that will link with the municipality’s network of trails and protect this recreational space for future generations.” “The federal government is delivering on its promise to make communities vibrant and productive places to live, work and raise families,” said Senator Greene. “This trail will add to the attractions Halifax already created not only for its residents but also for our visitors.” “Creating these partnerships and developing these projects are essential when it comes to promoting healthy living and alternative, sustainable modes of transportation,” said Mayor Peter Kelly. “HRM is committed to achieving the goals set out in its active transportation plan and will continue to work to create accessible options that respond to the commuting and active lifestyle needs of our citizens.” The provincial, federal and municipal governments each contributed one-third of the cost through the Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund. The total cost for this phase of the trail is $670,844. “Thanks to support from all three levels of government, a multi-use trail has been created through Halifax’s south end,” said Mr. Poirier. “Families and individuals have been enjoying it on foot, bikes, and skateboards. With continued support from government, the Halifax Urban Greenway will be extended to serve residents along the entire length of the peninsula, and those who are off-peninsula will have a safe alternative to the automobile for accessing the universities, the hospitals and downtown.” The Halifax Urban Greenway Association is a community organization that has been set up to plan and develop the trail for public access. SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Opening of Halifax Regional Municipality Trail Celebratedlast_img read more

NFLs Larry Fitzgerald Visits Malaysia With Starkey Hearing Foundation

first_imgStarkey Hearing Foundation wrapped up its hearing mission in Penang, Malaysia last month with the help of Larry Fitzgerald, wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, who assisted in fitting more than 2,600 children and adults with hearing aids throughout the course of the mission.This marks Fitzgerald’s 10th mission with the Foundation.Over five days, Starkey Hearing Foundation delivered the gift of hearing to patients with the help of the Foundation’s team of audiologists and staff, fitting each of the recipients with their own custom-made, hearing device.“Starkey Hearing Foundation has promoted hearing care awareness through its support of research, education and the distribution of hearings aids to those in need all over the world, and it’s been our good fortune to have the loyal support of committed, Hearing Angels like Larry Fitzgerald, who helped us change lives in Malaysia by reconnecting people to their families and communities through the gift of hearing.” stated Bill Austin, Founder, Starkey Hearing Foundation.Starkey Hearing Foundation’s Malaysia hearing mission is one of dozens of missions conducted each year by the Foundation both domestically and internationally. Hearing missions are the primary way Starkey Hearing Foundation realizes its goal – So the World May Hear. In turn, the Foundation fit more than 110,000 hearing aids to individuals in need in 2011 alone, and as a member of President Clinton’s Global Initiative, it has pledge to fit 1 million by the end of this decade.According to Starkey Hearing Foundation, hearing loss is pervasive, affecting 34 million Americans – or one in 10. Yet, with the help of a hearing device, hearing loss can often be corrected in a majority cases, giving an individual the opportunity to better connect with their family, the community, and the world around them.last_img read more

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

first_imgBOSTON — The nation’s deadly opioid crisis is bringing new and unwanted attention to the wealthy Sackler family and complicating its philanthropic legacy.The Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, the Connecticut-based maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin, and the family name is on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard.Members of the family have been accused in a lawsuit brought by the state of Massachusetts of deceiving patients and doctors about the risks of OxyContin.In light of the allegations, activists have called on institutions to cut ties with the family.Many of the donations, however, were made by Arthur Sackler, who died nearly a decade before OxyContin even went on the market. His widow says it’s unfair to connect him to the opioid crisis.Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Presslast_img read more

BC housing prices sales surge thanks to strong economy real estate association

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Real Estate Association says a strong economy has pushed up demand and prices for housing in the province compared with last year.The association’s latest report says 7,731 sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service in November, a 20.4 per cent increase from November 2016.The average price was $723,112, up 15.5 per cent from the same period last year.Housing market expected to slow next year, but prices still forecast to riseDevelopers are building more condos in Canada than ever before — and that has economists scratching their headsAssociation chief economist Cameron Muir says demand for houses is being supported by a large number of millennials entering the market and some buyers completing purchases in advance of tighter mortgage rules in the new year.Year to date, residential sales in value was down 6.8 per cent to $69.4 billion, compared with the same period last year.The report also says employment in the province increased by 3.8 per cent over the last 12 months and average hourly wages were up by 5.7 per cent.“Elevated consumer demand is being supported by strong employment growth, rising wages and favourable demographics,” Muir said in a news release. read more

Spooner scores first goal with Edmonton to lead Oilers over Golden Knights

EDMONTON — Ryan Spooner scored the winner six minutes into the third period as the Edmonton Oilers earned a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday.Ty Rattie forced a turnover behind the Vegas net and the puck popped in front to Spooner, who scored his first goal in eight games since coming to Edmonton in a trade with the New York Rangers.Connor McDavid also scored for the Oilers (13-11-2), who extended their winning streak to three games. They are now 4-1-1 under new head coach Ken Hitchcock. Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves to improve to 8-2-1 in net.William Karlsson responded for the Golden Knights (14-13-1), who saw a season-high five-game winning streak halted.Vegas was all over Edmonton with an 8-2 edge in shots early, but it was Edmonton that struck first when McDavid turned on the jets for a partial breakaway and undressed Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for his 14th goal of the season just over six minutes into the first.The Golden Knights tied it up 12 minutes into the second period when Karlsson picked up a rebound in front and tucked it past Koskinen for his fourth goal in his last four games.Notes: The Oilers are in Dallas to face the Stars on Monday, while the Golden Knights return home to take on Washington on Tuesday… It was the second of four meetings this season between the two teams, with the Knights taking the first contest 6-3 in Edmonton on Nov. 18… Claimed on waivers by the Oilers from Carolina on Friday, forward Valentin Zykov was not in the lineup for Edmonton for Saturday’s game.Shane Jones, The Canadian Press read more

Commentary Playing time ought to be tough find for Hyde

Ohio State senior running back Carlos Hyde may have a hard time finding his way back into the lineup once he makes his return from a suspension laid down by coach Urban Meyer.Hyde was involved in an incident at a Columbus bar on July 20, but he ultimately was never charged in the case.Many of the Buckeye faithful, myself included, thought three games seemed like a harsh suspension when the tailback  seemingly did not even break the law.Regardless, a three game suspension only meant missing games (against Buffalo, San Diego State and California) that OSU was or is still heavily favored in. I figured Hyde would slide back into the lineup against Florida A&M to give the running game a boost.While I still believe Hyde will find the field in week four, I do not think he will have the role many expected. Frankly, I do not think he should.Even though Hyde is very talented, OSU’s running game has not lacked in his absence. Redshirt-senior running back Jordan Hall stepped in and rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns in a season opening 40-20 win against Buffalo.I knew Hall was talented, but I never expected him to look like the feature back he was against Buffalo.Through two games, Hall now has 34 carries for 234 yards  and three touchdowns. Freshman running back Dontre Wilson has eight carries for 62 yards and looks like he might score every time he touches the ball, while fellow freshman running back Ezekiel Elliot has seven carries for 38 yards and looks just as dangerous as Wilson. Redshirt-junior running back Rod Smith returned against Buffalo and looked good in limited action.With a seemingly endless stable of effective running backs, why should Hyde be allowed to step back into a leading role when none of these players put themselves in a situation to be suspended for three games?Should a player who put himself in a bad situation be allowed to take carries away from those who have been on the field all along?My answer is no.This does not mean I think Hyde should sit the bench, but he certainly should not be the No. 1, or even the No. 2 option when he returns to the field. Hall, who is in his sixth year  with the program, has earned the right to be the starter.  Even if he moves to the H-back position when Hyde returns, the younger players behind him should be given the first crack at carrying a heavier load.Hyde will see the field, but he should have to earn every carry he gets by proving himself on gameday instead of being handed the keys because of what he was able to do last season. read more

Commentary Offensive improvement stunted by Braxton Millers injury

Despite popular belief in Columbus and throughout the state of Ohio, the Ohio State offense isn’t dead. But it may not be alive either. After a Michigan State game in which the Buckeyes mustered a lowly 178 yards and seven points, the OSU offense came to Nebraska with a game plan and actually moved the ball. Coach Luke Fickell and offensive coordinator Jim Bollman abandoned the onslaught of predictable running plays and slow-developing passing plays and did something that, quite frankly, they should have done a long time ago. They played to the personnel’s strengths. It all started with the way Braxton Miller was utilized. Miller’s biggest weakness is his inability to read defenses. Too many times in previous weeks, Miller took the snap under center and was forced to try and navigate a collapsing pocket, read the defense, and find a receiver down the field. This week, OSU had Miller in shotgun and pistol formations where Miller could better see the field before the snap and get a better feel for what the defense was going to do. Miller was able to make quicker, simpler reads and actually complete passes. They also utilized Miller’s speed by rolling the quarterback outside the pocket and giving him the option to run and pass. There were three times in the first half alone when Miller pulled the ball down, and converted a critical third down. Mike Adams’ return from a five-game suspension gave the Buckeyes a huge lift on the offensive line. Adams joined Andrew Norwell on the left side and the line and was able to push the Nebraska defense off the ball. The coaches utilized the newfound strength and ran it off the left side for much of night. But in the third quarter, Miller went down with an apparent right ankle injury. Nebraska scored twice, cut OSU’s lead to seven, and Joe Bauserman entered the game.  The stagnant offense was back. Bauserman was holding onto the ball, throwing it away, and the running game disappeared. The OSU coaches had a plan for an offense with Miller at the helm and Bauserman wasn’t a part of it. Nebraska defense took advantage of the inept offensive play and went on to win a game that has to be a heartbreaker for the Buckeyes. Bauserman has proven the offense can’t be effective if he’s playing quarterback. All Buckeye fans can do at this point is hope Miller heals fast because the future of this offense is entirely dependent on the health of his right ankle. read more

Board of Appeals says no to Savvas Ksiros plea to be released

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After a request for release from prison was denied by the Board of Appeals of Piraeus, Savvas Ksiros will remain in jail.The Board found that his case was in accordance of 110A of the criminal code, however in order to be eligible for release, he must first serve 25 years of his sentence.Additionally, the Deputy Prosecutor Odysseas Tzormbatzoglou also requested that Ksiros remain imprisoned, with the justification that his request isn’t valid for those that have multiple convictions on their sentence.It is reminded that the former 17 November terrorist is carrying a five-time sentence for life with an additional 25 years. He was captured in 2002, when the bomb that he was about to plant accidentally exploded in his hands, leaving him severely injured. He has been facing serious health issues ever since. His arrest led to the dismantling of the organisation that had been active in Greece since 1975.During the hearing for Ksiros’ request, the Prosecutor argued that if he were to be released, with his previous actions in mind and the fact that he doesn’t seem to show any remorse for them, considering his previous attempts of apology have proved unconvincing, he could turn out to be a “centre of attraction, leader, or even an ideological recruiter.”last_img read more

Best Star Wars Mobile Games From a Galaxy Far Far Away

first_imgStay on target The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services Many Star Wars games have come and gone in the app store over the years. Though withstanding the tests of time is something Star Wars has always been fairly good at. Even the “not so great games” have somewhat of a following. From companion app games, to full on ports of our all time favorites. Randomly remembering you have a fun Star Wars experience loaded up on your fully charged phone in say; a waiting room or boring Uber ride is very exciting and can instantly create an all new obsession.It’s time to give social media a break for a while and remind yourself that The Last Jedi is only seven months away! Let’s take a look at some the best mobile games you can get on your phone today!Star Wars Battlefront CompanionThis is a companion app for the popular Battlefront title from EA that released last fall available now on Xbox One and Playstation 4. From your mobile device you can track your Battlefront stats, customize your character, but most of all you can earn credits for your Battlefront career by playing the card based battle game called Command Base. It’s up to you to defend your base from imperial onslaughts. It’s a basic card strategy game that becomes increasingly difficult as the player learns more cards. The app can also be used to create a specific loadout that can be used in the full Battlefront game. I’d imagine with Battlefront II on the horizon that this game will get an update fairly soon.iTunes – Google PlayStar Wars Knights of the Old Republic (I & II)When this game hit the app store in 2013; my mind was blown. I was used to simple puzzle games or maybe side scrolling adventures coming to my phone, but never a full on ports of my favorite role playing games with large cities, voice acting, changeable gear & weapons. It was a “the future is now” moment for me. Needless to say, the first KotOR was a delight to replay again on my iPad. I will say that getting around with a touch screen is a tad cumbersome compared to a controller. The interface used in both the original and sequel, however, are executed very well. The font is a tad difficult to read on smaller screens and moving your character around by holding your finger down on the screen blocks a lot of your visuals. Combat is still solid as ever and the main reason to play these games, along with fun twists and turns around every seedy corner. Note: Sadly the second game has not been released for Android devices.KotOR: iTunes – Google Play KotOR: II iTunesStar Wars Card TraderNot so much a game as it is a collecting obsession! Card Trader pulled me in strong when it first released. I loved nothing more than opening packs of cards when I was a kid, but boy did it get pricey. The beauty of card trader is that you don’t have to spend a dime if you prefer not to. You’ll still gain packs daily along with bonus packs on event days. The cards are as detailed as ever and display well in your virtual collection. You’ll see everything from uncommon, rare, and extremely rare cards. One cool concept is Topps hires fantastic artists to put their own spin on classic characters and environments that you can only see in card trader. The community even had a meet up at this year’s Star Wars Celebration where Topps was on hand handing out codes to unlock packs within the app. Again not much of a full fledged game. But you may find yourself playing around in the app for hours on end with how much fun it is.iTunes – Google PlayStar Wars Galaxy of HeroesIf you find yourself asking, “All these games are well and good.” But what if I just want to play with the main characters from the franchise.” Then Star Wars Heroes is your game of choice. Within Heroes, you will collect characters and ships from across the galaxy. Battling and upgrading them is half the fun! Animations are quick and rewarding with every slash of a lightsaber and fire from a blaster. You earn crystals that can then be taken to the store to buy more characters with every battle complected. The daily challenges are pretty simple and will keep you active for a bit. The action is very fast paced and is great for quick breaks, as opposed to full-fledged games like KotOR that need a bit more of your time. This is another one that you don’t have to spend any money on to play, but if you do it helps speed things up.iTunes – Google PlayStar Wars Force ArenaThe more advanced version of Heroes is Force Arena. It is a tower defense game of sorts. You have an open map that has areas that need defending. Waves of enemies are thrown at you, and it’s your job to use all the cards at your disposal to stop them at all costs. Sending out X-Wings to bomb Stormtroopers is a lot of fun and feels pretty damn rewarding. There a few different ways to win rounds. Even If you don’t destroy the opponent’s shield generator within the time limit, you can still win by having more objective points. By completing every match, you will unlock a pack of 16 disposable cards that will help you on the battlefield. There are lots of throwback characters in this game as well. For instance, I unlocked Rick Baker’s Devaronian who was briefly seen at the cantina in A New Hope within my first pack. Orson Krennic was my legendary character as well. Also included in the game are characters from the Star Wars Marvel comics. As stated before, this is one is highly recommended for tower defense junkies.iTunes – Google PlayStar Wars UprisingUprising is a favorite with a lot of my fellow Star Wars junkies currently. Not only is it a fun experience, but is also canon within the Star Wars universe. New characters, planets, ships; if you want to be a part of the entire Star Wars tale, you should play Uprising. Sadly the game for me feels like a half-assed KotOR that wants you playing just as long. Following the events of Return of the Jedi, an Imperial governor blockades your character’s star system to prevent news of the rebels’ victory from reaching the people. It is up to your custom character to trudge through countless missions to break through the imperials. There, of course, are daily missions that keep you playing, but the game quickly becomes repetitive. One cool aspect is that you can join in battles with your friends to help take on the empire. Good luck finding someone who wants to play, as I tried accessing the game today and found the serves to be down.iTunes – Google PlayStar Wars CommanderHot on the heels of last winters hit film Rogue One, Star Wars Commander is an RTS (real time strategy) for mobile devices that may scratch the wanting itch of Galactic Battlegrounds. You’ll go on distant planets and lead troops to victory in all out galactic war. There is a loot system for daily players that allows you to collect resources and squads. Commander is okay for on the go, but great on a tablet for when you have a bit of time to play. It’s all about building your resources out and using your fire power when the time is right. Unlike Uprising, Commander has been getting updates often and is fairly popular with the mobile fan base. You can play with friends or strangers online to earn more and grow your in-game collection. Download it now to see if you base can withstand some of the best out there.iTunes – Google PlayLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Collision claim against city of Vancouver settled for 175000

first_imgThe city of Vancouver approved a $175,000 settlement with William Bright as a result of a crash involving Bright and a Vancouver Fire Department battalion chief.In December 2015, Bright’s vehicle was struck by that of a battalion chief, according to a city staff report. The unnamed chief was responding to an emergency call and entered the intersection at Evergreen Boulevard and Broadway. His emergency lights and Opticom system were on, but Bright’s vehicle also entered the intersection during a green light and was struck by the emergency vehicle. Bright’s vehicle rolled over as a result of the impact.Bright fractured two ribs and has had ongoing pain stemming from the collision, according to a city staff report. His medical bills amounted to nearly $90,000.Bright filed a tort claim with the city on Jan. 7, 2016, seeking $400,000. Rather than move forward with a lawsuit and trial, Bright and the city agreed to settle after a mediation session held last month. Both parties acknowledged that the liable party in the incident was unclear, according to a city staff report.The $175,000 settlement extinguishes the city’s liability and avoids a lawsuit. The settlement will be paid out of the city’s risk fund. The Vancouver City Council approved the agreement Monday evening.last_img read more

Retrial set for exNavy commander accused of attempted rape

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Jury selection is scheduled to begin today at the retrial of a former Navy helicopter squadron commander accused of trying to rape a junior officer in her San Diego home.In December, jurors voted 11-1 to convict John Michael Neuhart II of assault with intent to commit rape during a burglary and attempted forcible rape, prompting a judge to declare a mistrial.Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Tag told a jury that Neuhart went with the alleged victim to her Valencia Park home in the early morning hours of Sept. 12, 2016, after a night of drinking downtown, entered her house and “ripped her clothes off and tried to rape her.”The prosecutor said the woman — who had worked under Neuhart’s command in a helicopter squadron in Guam — respected the defendant but told him that night that she wasn’t interested in having sex with him.“This is about a man taking what he wants,” Tag told the jury. “To the defendant, no didn’t mean no. This was a game to him.”When Neuhart broke into the woman’s home and attacked her, she screamed like she was being “murdered,” prompting a neighbor to call 911, the prosecutor said.Neuhart, 41, knew the woman was intoxicated and was not going to leave her home “until he gets what he wants,” the prosecutor said.In a video recorded by the defendant on his cell phone about 3 a.m., the woman is heard saying “no, stop,” or “get off” at least 90 times in a 15-minute period.Defense attorney Kerry Armstrong told the jury that the alleged victim was not telling the truth when she said she wasn’t attracted to Neuhart.The woman gave the defendant mixed signals by kissing and hugging him during a limousine ride to her residence, Armstrong said.Neuhart testified that he set up his cell phone outside the alleged victim’s door so he would have evidence in case she claimed rape.The defendant, a married Iraq War veteran and father of six, was relieved as commander of the helicopter squadron after his arrest. Neuhart, a Navy commander, was commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 based at Anderson Air Force Base on Guam.Neuhart — who is still in the Navy — faces life in prison if convicted of the most serious charge of assault with intent to commit rape during a burglary. KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 9:31 AM Retrial set for ex-Navy commander accused of attempted rape Posted: March 27, 2018center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 27, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

POLICE LOG for August 21 Customers Smoking Marijuana In Burger King DriveThru

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, August 21, 2018:A Larson Road caller reported his front license plate was missing. Caller was advised to come to the station to fill out the paperwork to enter into NCIC. (9:58am)A loose white and black bulldog was seen on Town Beach. Owner was notified and picked up dog. (10:31am)A caller reported two males using Class D in the Burger King drive-thru. Vehicle in question was gone by the time police arrived. (3:44pm)Police received complaint over two ATVs driving up and down Border Avenue. (4:53pm)A Grand Street caller reported a vehicle shut off its lights and backed down the road and is now facing his house. There are a few male parties inside. Police responded. Vehicle occupants were looking for a place to smoke. They were moved along. (10:30pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”last_img read more

If Trump cant block on Twitter AOC shouldnt either say lawsuits

first_imgAOC blocking Twitter users? Not A-OK, say lawsuits.  Alex Wong/Getty Images After a federal court ruled that it’s unconstitutional for President Donald Trump to block users on Twitter, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been hit with two lawsuits by a pair of politicians she’d blocked. New York congressional candidate Joseph Saladino and former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind filed separate suits against Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday. “I have officially filed my lawsuit against AOC for blocking me on twitter. Trump is not allowed to block people, will the standards apply equally?” Saladino tweeted Tuesday. He also posted a video of him filling out the lawsuit paperwork, a link to donate to his campaign and a screenshot showing that he was blocked.  1:04 Mobile Mobile Apps Politics Now playing: Watch this: Tags Comments Share your voicecenter_img I have officially filed my lawsuit against AOC for blocking me on twitter.Trump is not allowed to block people, will the standards apply equally?Stay tuned to find out!— Saladino for Congress (@JoeySalads) July 9, 2019 6 Twitter to start hiding tweets that violate policies,… Twitter Adam Korzeniewsi, the congressional candidate’s general consul, said Ocasio-Cortez blocked Saladino on about May 9. “Mr. Saladino does encourage others to use the court systems as they were intended to settle disputes over the proper exercise of their rights,” Korzeniewsi said in an email. Korzeniewsi said politicians blocking people they disagree with on Twitter is a problem because it limits the ability to view, share and challenge ideas in a public space. “This lawsuit is about equally applying standards to elected officials regardless of status, position or political affiliation,” Korzeniewsi said.Hikind also tweeted about Ocasio-Cortez blocking him. In a Twitter message, Hikind said he was blocked on Monday.”I think anyone who feels that they’re being denied access to a public elected official has the right to seek redress. I’m not saying thousands of lawsuits should be initiated. Quite the contrary. This is a perfect test case to see if the precedent set against President Trump will be applied to those across the political aisle,” he wrote.Ocasio-Cortez’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.On Monday, federal courts ruled unanimously that Trump could no longer block users on Twitter because it’s a public forum. The decision comes a year after Trump was sued by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for blocking users. Originally published July 10, 9:39 a.m. PT.Update, 1:26 p.m.: Adds responses from Saladino’s counsel and Hidkin.last_img read more