Tesla 1Q Earnings Snapshot

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) _ Tesla Inc. (TSLA) on Wednesday reported a loss of $702.1 million in its first quarter.On a per-share basis, the Palo Alto, California-based company said it had a loss of $4.10. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense, came to $2.90 per share.The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.21 per share.The electric car maker posted revenue of $4.54 billion in the period, also missing Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.78 billion.Tesla shares have fallen 22 per cent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $258.66, a decrease of nearly 9 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on TSLA at https://www.zacks.com/ap/TSLAThe Associated Press read more

World must aid Somalia at historic juncture on its road to stability

“Now is the time for the international community to demonstrate its commitment and step forward and support the process robustly and immediately on all fronts,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Augustine Mahiga told the Security Council by video link, voicing pleasure at being able to address it “at this historical juncture” from Mogadishu, the capital, for the first time. “The Somali people simply cannot wait any longer.” He cited the “breathtaking speed” of last week’s withdrawal of Al-Shabaab Islamic insurgents from 95 per cent of Mogadishu under pressure from the 6,200-strong UN-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and July’s ratification by the transitional parliament of an accord reducing its controversial three-year extension of its mandate that was scheduled to end this month to just one year. He called for greater funding and logistical assistance, including aviation and mine disposal equipment, for AMISOM, which the African Union has proposed increasing to 20,000-strong, to ensure Transitional Federal Government (TFG) control of Mogadishu and expand it to the south to the borders of Kenya and Ethiopia and to the town of Kismayo, areas still controlled by Al-Shabaab and other militant groups. “The TFG and AMISOM both have limited resources to exploit the opportunity presented by the withdrawal of Al-Shabaab,” Mr. Mahiga said of a country that has been riven by fighting for the past 20 years, in which it has not had a functioning central government. “The security situation remains precarious and the insurgents are likely to resort to terrorist attacks and guerrilla tactics targeting the TFG and AMISOM forces and unfortunately, even IDPs and other civilians.” At a later video news conference from Mogadishu, AMISOM Force Commander Major General Nathan Mugisha said 12,000 to 15,000 troops were probably needed to secure Mogadishu efficiently. “But we don’t have them, we don’t have enough armoured cars, we don’t have other capacities like air capacity and maritime capacity,” he said. “We are appealing to the international community to look into this so that we efficiently control Mogadishu.” Somalia and its neighbours are now confronting a massive humanitarian crisis with hundreds of thousands internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees driven from their homes by the fighting and one of the worst droughts and famines in recent memory. Without immediate action by the TFG to put in place basic administrative structures in areas under its control, “a real danger exists that the warlords and their militia groups will move forward to fill the vacuum created by Al-Shabaab’s departure,” Mr. Mahiga warned, calling on the international community to speed up the reinforcement of the Somali police force. The UN had originally estimated that it would take a year to stabilize Mogadishu and in light of the rapidness of recent developments it is now actively planning to expand its presence beyond the ‘light footprint’ it had envisaged. “It is thus mission-critical that we secure the logistical support, including a fast-tracked construction of permanent facilities to pave the way for the deployment of additional staff,” Mr. Mahiga said, stressing the “vital immediate requirement” of an additional guard force under AMISOM to protect and facilitate UN movement in Mogadishu. He said significant gaps still remained in the UN’s support package for AMISOM, underscoring the need for “adequate, predictable and sustainable” funding. “I appeal to the Council to consider expanding the support package for AMISDOM to cover some of the critical categories of self-sustainment and to look at the issue of funding of contingent-owned equipment,” he added. Turning to the humanitarian crisis, Mr. Mahiga stressed that 3.7 million people, nearly half the Somali population, were now directly at risk of famine and that tens of thousands had already perished, with 13 children out of every 10,000 under the age of five dying every day from malnutrition and famine-related diseases. Of the $1 billion the UN sought in its Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) at the beginning of the year, less than 50 per cent has so far been received. Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg told the Council the crisis had not yet crested since further deterioration is considered likely given the very high levels of both severe acute malnutrition and under-five mortality together with an expected continued increase in cereal prices, and a below-average rainy season harvest. “Every day counts. We believe that tens of thousands have already died. Hundreds of thousands face imminent starvation and death,” she warned, calling for a scaling up of resources. “We can act to prevent further loss of life and ensure the survival of those who are on the brink of death. “A massive multi-sectoral response to save lives in the immediate term and to rebuild livelihoods in the medium short term is critical. We will continue to appeal to donors to provide resources needed to respond to the crisis. We expect assistance needs to continue for the rest of this year, if not longer. 10 August 2011Peace and SecurityRecent political and military improvements in war-torn Somalia offer an “extraordinary moment” of opportunity for progress and great challenges, including from warlords and terrorists, the top United Nations envoy in the country said today, urging the world community to provide more financial and logistical support. read more

UN notes not enough progress in Sri Lanka on rights issue

Haq said that Feltman looked to follow up and make sure that the UN can get the Government of Sri Lanka to move forward on issues, including issues of human rights concern. The United Nations (UN) noted that Sri Lanka has not made enough progress on addressing human rights issues and the issue on missing persons was a concern.UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters in New York that during his recent visit to Sri Lanka Jeffrey Feltman, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, had also discussed the matter with the Government. Haq noted that there are concerns on the ground and not enough progress has been made on human rights. (Colombo Gazette) “This was a major rights concern, the issue of missing persons, and we have been pressing on this for about a year and a half, so the establishment of this office is a welcome step forward,” Haq said with reference to the announcement by the Government last week that it had signed the gazette on the Office of Missing Persons (OMP). read more

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into Hamilton

The CP Holiday train rolled into Gage Park in Hamilton Monday night.Visitors saw 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED lights and a modified boxcar that has been turned into a travelling stage, where Canadian country singers Kelly Prescott and Doc Walker performed a free concert.Organizers asked residents to bring a heart-healthy, non-perishable food donation to the event which will go to emergency food banks and hot meal lines in Hamilton.

Brock joins major initiative to engage Indigenous students

As home to hundreds of Indigenous students, Brock University is a keen voice in a province-wide chorus celebrating the success of First Nations, Metis and Inuit learners.Earlier today (Feb. 2) the Council of Ontario Universities launched the ‘Let’s Take Our Future Further’ campaign, which is aimed at encouraging Indigenous students and also recognizing the achievements of graduates who are making a daily difference in their communities.The ambitious COU initiative, launched on behalf of Brock and other Ontario universities, is outlined on the website www.futurefurther.ca.Brock is bringing the campaign home with a week-long Open House at Aboriginal Student Services in Room 212 of Decew Residence, where staff and counsellors will discuss numerous supports provided to help Aboriginal students thrive in a university setting.I encourage Indigenous students to set goals for a sustainable future, for yourselves and for your communities. Everyone needs to focus on the future. It’s time for reshaping the way we live on this earth.Sandra Wong, Brock’s Aboriginal Academic Program Support Coordinator, implored people to drop by and better understand the range of supports, from tutoring and advice on healthy lifestyles, to helping students maintain their cultural identity.“These services help Aboriginal students ease their transition,” says Wong. “It’s important for people to understand this, not just within Brock but across the whole Niagara community.”Wong said Brock has about 385 self-identified Aboriginal students — encompassing First Nations, Metis and Inuit — as well as an unknown number who have not self-identified. “We know we have more students here, but certainly nobody’s forced to self-identify with us.”Shirley Cheechoo, the University’s Chancellor and a member of the Cree nation, said she applauds any effort to eliminate gaps between indigenous peoples and post-secondary education. According to Statistics Canada, seven per cent of Canada’s self-identified Indigenous population over 15 has a university degree or certificate;  for non-Indigenous people the engagement rate is three times higher.“Without education, you will be left behind,” said Cheechoo. “I encourage Indigenous students to set goals for a sustainable future, for yourselves and for your communities. Everyone needs to focus on the future. It’s time for reshaping the way we live on this earth.”Brock President Jack Lightstone said a post-secondary education “is the most assured means of advancing Canada economically, culturally and socially. Not only justice and fairness demands that providing more aboriginal people with a university education be a priority, but our own self-interest as Canadians demands it, too. We shall all benefit.”COU project explores the experience and embraces Aboriginal studentsThe COU’s major campaign includes compelling profiles and videos from 13 role models who are studying at, or have recently graduated from, Ontario universities.One role model, Raigelee Alorut, tells how she overcame the challenges of attending university as both a mature student and as a grandmother, and how she hopes that her Honours Bachelor of Arts will inspire her grandchildren.Another, Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, describes the welcoming home she found at her university’s Aboriginal Student Centre and the personal growth she experienced while studying to become the first female Inuit cardiac surgeon.The campaign will be distributing resource kits to help Aboriginal learners transition into a university setting and culture, and the week of Feb. 8 will launch a video contest on Twitter and Facebook asking Indigenous learners currently at university to tell their story about how university education has taken their future further, or enriched the future of their communities.The COU campaign comes just months after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission put a spotlight on the need to ensure equitable access to post-secondary education for Aboriginal students.In Ontario, nine per cent of Ontario’s self-identified Indigenous population in that age group had a university degree or certificate compared to 23 per cent of Ontario’s non-Indigenous population.The same Statistics Canada survey indicates that Indigenous youth between 15 and 24 represent 18 per cent of the total Aboriginal population in Canada, with a further 28 per cent being children aged 14 and under. This means that a significant number of Indigenous youth will be contributing to Canada’s economic and social prosperity by 2026. read more

Waterpark After Dark for youth in Brock research project

Families from one of Brock’s biggest research projects will come together for a special event Friday night at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls.Waterpark After Dark will bring together around 600 youths and family members involved in the Brock Healthy Youth Project (BHYP). Led by a team of researchers from Brock University’s Lifespan Centre, BHYP is a program aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle choices among young people.In partnership with Great Wolf Lodge, the BHYP families will get special access to the waterpark from 9:30 p.m. until midnight Friday, Oct. 20.“Great Wolf Lodge is delighted to host this event and partner with the Brock Healthy Youth Program,” said Keith Simmonds, Vice-President and General Manager of the lodge. “The opportunity to support Brock research efforts is incredibly exciting. We are keen to host more events for this group and witness how this community of families changes over future years.”The BHYP team includes 18 researchers and 24 partner organizations, and recently received $1.4 million in funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research to examine youth health issues over the next five years.The goal of the study is to follow 2,200 Niagara-area youth from Grades 3 to 8 as they progress from childhood through adolescence.“The goal is to provide one of the first truly comprehensive studies of youth lifestyle choices and experiences by looking at how interactions among personalities, activities, physical health, brain development, environmental factors, genetic and hormonal information impact on lifestyle choices, both those involving risk and those that are positive,” said Professor Teena Willoughby, principal investigator with BHYP.Friday’s Waterpark After Dark is a meant as a thank you to the families taking part in the study while offering them a low-cost, physical activity-based family outing. read more

SG Flensburg beat THW Kiel for perfect season intro

4.Goppingen430188:946 After bad start in Pixum Super Cup, the defending German champions SG Flensburg began with four wins in a row DKB Bundeliga season 2018/19. The team of Maik Machulla beat THW Kiel 26:25 in te biggest derby of the German handball.SG Flensburg-Handewitt – THW Kiel  26:25 (15:13)SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Buric (13 saves) – Karlsson, Golla (3), Glandorf (5), Svan (3), Wanne (5/1), Jeppsson (1), Jøndal (3/3), Zachariassen, Gottfridsson (2), Lauge (4), RødTHW Kiel: Wolff (4/1 saves), N. Landin (10 saves) – Dissinger, Pekeler (6), Wiencek (2), Ekberg (6/4), Reinkind (2), Dahmke, Vujin, Nilsson (5), Duvnjak (3), Weinhold (1), M. Landin, BilykSTANDINGS: 8.Hannover-Burgdorf320181:784 ← Previous Story Besiktas Mogaz win 15th trophy in Turkish Super Cup Next Story → 10 PLAYERS ENOUGH: PGE Vive Kielce easily beat Gornik Zabrze 12.Minden310284:882 13.MT Melsungen310282:862 6.Kiel320179:694 10.Erlangen310280:822 SG Flensburg HandewittTHW Kiel 2.Rhein-Neckar330088:676 18.Gummersbach300363:860 11.Leipzig310277:792 15.Fuchse Berlin310272:782 3.SC Magdeburg330087:696 9.Stuttgart320177:804 1.Flensburg-H.4400113:938 14.HSG Wetzlar4103102:1072 5.Bergischer320188:784 16.Ludwigshafen300370:820 17.Bietigheim-Metterzimmern300369:880 7.Lemgo4202100:964 read more

Microsoftled Fairsearch Europe seeks to decouple Google Apps from Android

first_imgNo matter how many times you look at your calendar while reading this article, it will still not be April Fools Day. An anti-competitive complaint has been filed in the European Union against Google for bundling their Apps suite on Android smartphones. The companies leading the charge in this complaint are a host of rival companies, including names like Microsoft, Nokia, and Oracle.The Android OS, specifically the Android Open Source Project, is available to anyone willing to download and build it. You can “make” Android with a few very basic keystrokes. Granted, you need to optimize that build for the hardware you are running and will have to apply some proprietary software from the companies that make that hardware, but if your goal is to produce something that runs Android that’s all you need to do.Now if you want to make something that runs Android and has access to Google’s apps — like the Play Store, Gmail, and Google Talk — you need to run that by Google. The team there will give you a compatibility suite you need to run to get approval, which is basically a series of tests that hardware need to pass in order to be granted access to Google’s apps. According to a group calling themselves Fairsearch Europe, Google is in violation of antitrust laws and they think the EU needs to do something about it.Fairsearch Europe is a group comprised of several companies that all sound like obvious competitors to Google. The EU complaint PDF that was filed contains names like adMarketplace, KAYAK, Expedia, Oracle, Nokia, and Microsoft. This complaint isn’t the first the group has filed against Google, either. There’s an active investigation in the EU right now into Google’s search practices, particularly those that apply to shopping and travel. The group feels that Google gives themselves an unfair advantage in search results, though so far nothing has come of the investigation.This new complaint is focused on how Google bundles its apps, and whether or not that is considered an unfair practice due to an imagined need to give the suite prominent default placement on an Android phone.That’s “imagined” because anyone who has picked up an HTC or Samsung Android phone within the last two years would know that the initial setup of an Android phone made by those companies puts Google apps far in the background. Both HTC and Samsung offer their own email, chat, and social clients that they encourage users to sign up for in the initial setup process, and most users do. Google’s apps are only given default preferential treatment when the manufacturer and the carrier allow it. On Verizon Wireless, many Android phones now come pre-installed with the Amazon App Store as well as the Google Play Store, making it so you never even need to use Google products if you don’t want to. Ironically, the same can not be said of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.Microsoft’s involvement in this ads a particularly flavor of irony to the mix, given how many times they have been on the receiving end of anti-competitive complaints that the EU has acted on. The Windows XP SP1 Browser Ballot and Windows Media Player bundling complaints against Microsoft have each ended in significant fines for the company, so maybe they figured Google needed a taste of their medicine. The complaint accuses Google of offering Android below cost in order to disrupt the business of their competitors, while Microsoft themselves are in patent arrangements with most of the Android OEMs that net them as much as $5 per phone sold.last_img read more

Jury in Daniel McAnaspie murder trial hears how teenager begged for his

first_imgJury in Daniel McAnaspie murder trial hears how teenager begged for his life 30-year-old Richard Dekker has pleaded not guilty to the murder of the 17-year-old. Short URL Mar 1st 2017, 5:52 PM The three of them left Whitestown Avenue, where they had been drinking, and walked into Tolka Valley Park and onto a wooden footpath that crosses the Tolka River.As they walked along, Dekker said Noone had the blade in his hand and used it to stab Daniel in the back.The teenager fell down towards the river and begged: “Please, please lads, I’m dying.” Dekker told gardaí that he also begged Noone to stop, shouting “leave him, he’s fucking dying.”“I was begging him, pleading and begging him,” he told gardaí.But Dekker got scared then because he thought Noone would use the blade on him.He said he had “evil” in his eyes as he continued his attack on Daniel saying: “He has to go.”“I always used to be able to kick the bollocks out of Trevor but that night I wouldn’t even go there,” he said.He told gardaí that Noone had done bad things in the past, including stabbing a dog to death and burying it in his garden.Describing the final attack on Daniel, he said Noone “viciously, viciously, viciously stuck him with the blade” and twisted it “to make sure”.Following the attack he said Noone picked up the teenager’s body and threw it into a bush. Gardaí asked him what happened next and he said: “We just walked off home”.“Just a couple of digs”In his final interview he said he knew Noone was carrying a blade but he thought he was “just going to give him a couple of digs”.Gardaí asked him if he knew how the body got from Tolka Valley Park to where it was found in a drainage ditch on a farm in Rathfeigh, Co Meath, some 30 kilometres away.He said he didn’t know what happened to the body as Noone would not tell him.He said Daniel did not deserve to die the way he did. “He didn’t deserve it one bit. He was only a young fella,” he said.He later brought gardaí to the area in Tolka Valley Park where he said the attack took place.Also giving evidence, Dr David Casey of Forensic Science Ireland told Grehan that he examined a hoodie, jumper, jacket and t-shirt found on Daniel’s body in the ditch.They were badly damaged but he was able to identify “stab cuts” on each garment. The jacket had about 12 stab cuts, he said.Former Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jaber found multiple stab wounds on Daniel’s body which he said could have been caused by the garden shears that the prosecution alleges was used to kill Daniel.The trial continues tomorrow in front of Justice Patrick McCarthy and a jury of seven women and five men.Read: Minute silence in Children’s Court for teenage boy who died while in careRead: Cork councillor says he was called a ‘stupid eejit’ by gardaí after British street signs protest 19,785 Views A TEENAGE BOY begged for his life as he was stabbed to death with a blade from a garden shears, a murder trial heard today.Richard Dekker (30) with an address in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie at Tolka Valley Park, Blanchardstown on 26 February, 2010.At his trial today, Detective Garda Patrick McDonagh told prosecuting counsel Brendan Grehan SC that he interviewed Dekker several times on 24 and 25 May, 2010 at Cabra Garda Station.Daniel’s decomposed body had been found in a drainage ditch eleven days earlier.Dekker and another man, Trevor Noone, were known to have been among the last people to see Daniel. During those interviews Dekker at first denied all knowledge of what happened to the teenager.He told gardaí that he felt sorry for Daniel’s family but added: “I didn’t know Daniel. I don’t know who stabbed him. If I did I would tell you.”He said the kind of people who would kill Daniel McAnaspie were “low lives” who should be buried alive. When gardaí asked if he was being honest, he replied: “Yes.”The interviews continued through the night and at around 6am gardaí showed Dekker a transcript from a statement made by Trevor Noone in Blanchardstown garda station the previous evening.In it, Noone said Richard Dekker had stabbed Daniel McAnaspie.After reading the statement Dekker said: “He is a fucking lying bastard. A scumbag lying bastard.”He told gardaí he would tell them everything that happened and that all the things Trevor Noone had accused him of were things that Noone himself had done.He explained that there was a clash between Noone and Daniel earlier in the evening when Daniel started talking about different people he had fought.One of the people he mentioned was a relative of Noone and when he heard this Noone punched Daniel once in the face.That incident blew over but later on Noone told Dekker that he wanted to bring Daniel over to Tolka Valley Park “to give him a hiding”. He said he knew Noone had the blade of the shears on him but Dekker did not think he was going to use it.Vicious attack By eoin http://jrnl.ie/3265810 center_img No Comments Image: Niall Carson PA Archive/PA Images Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 5:52 PM Image: Niall Carson PA Archive/PA Images Share320 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Melbourne named worlds most liveable city again

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city for the fifth year in a row achieving a near perfect score on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) liveability survey of 140 cities.The survey rated cities out of 140 in the areas of health care, education, stability, culture and environment and infrastructure.While 20 per cent of the cities surveyed by the magazine’s Intelligence Unit experienced declines in liveability over the past year, Australian cities were found to be “a relative picture of stability”.Melbourne again achieved a score of 97.5, just two-and-a-half points shy of perfection.Adelaide was ranked in fifth place again with an overall rating of 96.6.The editor of the survey, Jon Copestake, said while Melbourne remained top for a fifth year, the “hostage siege in Sydney late last year has put Australia on a high terror alert, which could affect future scores” for Australian cities.According to the EIU report, those that score best tend to be mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with a relatively low population density, which makes them able to foster a range of recreational activities without leading to high crime levels or overburdened infrastructure.While seven of the top ten scoring cities were in Australia and Canada, Damascus in Syria was ranked as the least liveable city.Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s capital Harare was the most improved city in the EIU report.Most liveable cities top 5:Melbourne, Australia Vienna, Austria Vancouver, Canada Toronto, Canada Adelaide, AustraliaLeast five liveable:Tripoli, Libya Lagos, Nigeria Port Moresby, PNG Dhaka, Bangladesh Damascus, Syrialast_img read more

Prothèses PIP des victimes portent plainte contre lEtat

first_imgProthèses PIP : des victimes portent plainte contre l’EtatUne dizaine de femmes porteuses de prothèses PIP ont décidé de porter plainte contre l’Etat pour discrimination. Opérées pour des raisons esthétiques, elles ne seront pas indemnisées pour leur explantation.Mi-décembre, l’Etat a recommandé aux 30.000 porteuses de prothèses PIP de consulter leur chirurgien en vu d’un retrait des implants. Une annonce qui avait créé un véritable vent de panique chez toutes les Françaises porteuses d’implants mammaires. Aujourd’hui, que le vent de panique s’est quelque peu calmé et que les chirurgiens commencent à s’organiser, une dizaine de porteuses a décidé de porter plainte pour discrimination.À lire aussiImplants mammaires : l’Afssaps suspend l’utilisation d’une marque En effet, suite à sa recommandation, l’Etat a indiqué que les femmes bénéficieraient du remboursement de nouvelles prothèses. Mais cette mesure ne concerne que celles qui se sont fait opérer dans le cadre d’une chirurgie reconstructrice. Or, Valérie, l’une des plaignantes a été opérée pour des raisons esthétiques. Elle s’est ainsi insurgée sur Europe 1 : “Je trouve que ce n’est pas normal. Je sais que certaines personnes vont dire qu’après tout, si j’ai fait ça pour des raisons esthétiques, tant pis pour moi. Mais je ne vois pas pourquoi, d’un côté, il y aurait de vraies victimes et de l’autre, des mauvaises victimes”.”Je souffrais d’être extrêmement plate. J’avais un souci d’image. Ça m’a posé énormément de problèmes, des dépressions, des choses comme ça. Quand je l’ai fait, ça allait beaucoup mieux. Aujourd’hui, je vais être obligée de me faire retirer ceux que j’ai pour en remettre d’autres”, a t-elle expliqué justifiant sa démarche et indiquant qu’elle était décidée “à aller le plus loin possible si on ne leur donne pas raison”. Elle a conclu : “Qu’on ait fait ça pour des soucis d’image, un problème psychologique ou suite à une chirurgie, tout le monde a été trompé par ces prothèses. C’est un problème de santé publique. C’est quand même bien l’Etat qui n’a pas fait ce qu’il fallait pour les contrôles”.Le 20 janvier 2012 à 15:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

God of War Collectors Edition is Truly Fit for the Gods

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘God of War’ Documentary ‘Raising Kratos’ Explores 2018’s Top Video GamePS4 Hits Turn Tabletop With ‘God of War,’ ‘Bloodborne&… One of 2018’s biggest games will no doubt be God of War. That being the case, it should come as no surprise that it is getting a rather impressive collector’s edition. As revealed by GameStop, the Stone Mason edition of God of War is sure to please even the most judgemental of gods.The Stone Mason edition comes with a physical copy of God of War in a steel book case, a lithograph, a cloth map, and some small 2 inch carvings. The centerpiece of this edition is a 9-inch statue of Kratos who is accompanied by his son, Atreus. It also comes with some digital content. These include a dynamic PS4 theme, in-game shields, an armor set, and a digital comic/artwork from Dark Horse Comics. The whole thing costs $149.99. A hefty price for sure, but it seems fair given everything it comes with.AdChoices广告We’ve yet to get a definitive release date for God of War. The GameStop listing for the Stone Mason edition says it is coming out on June 30 of this year. However, Sony has not officially confirmed any release date. God of War games tend to release in March. That could be the case with this new one, but it’s also possible it’ll see release during another month. It should be noted that June 30 is a Saturday, which isn’t typically a day for video game releases. Sony’s exclusives tend to launch on Fridays, so if anything, the actual release date could be June 29. Or, as is most likely the case here, June 30 is a placeholder date. It’s hard to say for sure.Release date or no release date, you can pre-order the God of War Stone Mason edition right now from GameStop. I’m sure this will sell out fast so you may want to hurry before it’s too late.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Food Drink Hello drivethru version of Hello Waffle

first_imgRachel Pinsky can be emailed at couveeats@gmail.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats. Arika White has had her eye on a spot where she could open a drive-thru version of Hello Waffle, a favorite regular at the Camas Farmers Market.That spot is near the corner of Northeast Third Avenue and Northeast Second Avenue in between Camas and Washougal.She picked it “because I have been doing the Camas Farmers Market for three years and they are my most loyal customers, the most enthusiastic about what I am doing.”The drive-thru menu features savory waffles, sweet waffles and waffle sandwiches. Many of the old favorites like pumpkin cheesecake, caramel apple, and caprese (topped with pesto aioli, fresh arugula, tomato, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic drizzle) are still on the seasonally rotated menu; in addition to, vegan and gluten-free options. Vegan/gluten-free waffles are made with Kember’s mix on a dedicated gluten-free waffle maker to avoid contamination.The drive-thru serves drip coffee and espresso drinks featuring Paper Tiger coffee. Arika purchased the same espresso machine as the one used at Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters coffee shop. In addition, Kenny Fletcher (of Paper Tiger) spent a day showing her how to pull shots on the new equipment; so, the espresso drinks are the same high-quality beverages as those served at his coffee shop. Milk, soy milk, hemp milk, and almond milk are offered; as well as, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate, caramel, and lavender flavored syrups.The waffles are made to order with a yeasted overnight batter. They come out of the waffle iron crispy on the outside and airy and chewy on the inside. All the toppings, including the vegan maple syrup, are housemade. I tried the pumpkin cheesecake waffle and the maple, banana, and bacon waffle. The pumpkin cheesecake waffle was topped with pumpkin cheesecake mousse, gingersnap pecan crumble, caramel and whipped cream. The pumpkin cheesecake mousse is pumpkin puree and cream cheese whipped into a cloud. It is so good that it makes all the other seasonal pumpkin spice concoctions seem sad. The addition of gingersnap pecan crumble and rich caramel take this dish to a deliciousness that can (I am warning you) lead to obsession. You may find yourself in bed dreaming of pumpkin cheesecake clouds falling from the sky and melting in your mouth.last_img read more

Athletic Bilbao director confirms interest in Ander Herrera

first_imgSporting director Rafael Alkorta confirmed Athletic Bilbao’s interest in re-signing former stars Ander Herrera and Fernando LlorenteBoth players will be out of contract at the end of the season at Manchester United and Tottenham respectively.Herrera, who’s been at United since 2014, is understood to be in talks over a new deal, while Llorente could leave Spurs in this month’s transfer window.The 33-year-old striker has previously expressed an interest in rejoining Athletic, where he spent eight years at and scored 111 goals in 327 games, after growing tired of playing second fiddle to Harry Kane at Spurs.Now Alkorta has confirmed Athletic’s interest in Herrera and Llorente along with two other stars.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“We are interested in Javi Martinez, Ibai [Gomez], Ander Herrera, Llorente…” Alkorta told Cadena Ser.“It’s obvious that any player that can play for Athletic is of interest to us.“Nothing is easy but we are interested in having all of the ones that can come. We have not made any moves yet. We will start on Tuesday and we will see what can be done.”Athletic secured their third win of La Liga this season by beating Celta Vigo 2-1 on Monday night after goals from Iker Muniain and Iñaki Williams.The Basque club are now 16th in the standings and two points above the drop zone.last_img read more

Ahly manager believes in African Champions League title

first_imgFor Patrice Carteron, the chance to win the continental tournament and then play in the FIFA Club World Cup is unique for his Egyptian teamAl Ahly SC from Egypt will play in the African Champions League final against Tunisian Esperance de Tunis club.And for Ahly manager Patrice Carteron, his side has all the chances to lift the trophy and qualify to the FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.“The final includes two matches and I asked my players to be calm during Friday’s clash as they will have the chance to overturn any negative result in the second leg,” Carteron told Ahram.“I am fully confident of the capacities of my players but the most important thing is to play without pressure.”Report: Chaos of the African Champions League final George Patchias – August 1, 2019 Teams walking off in the game, VAR breaking down and the Court of Arbitration for Sport asked to decide the result.In a report from…“I know that they are very exhausted but I am sure that they are capable of winning the title,” he added.“My target is to win the Champions League title. Now we will play the final and we are all determined to win the title.”“Our attack is the best in the competition,” Carteron commented.“It is true that we squandered many goal-scoring chances against ES Setif in the semis but we realized our target and we reached the final.”last_img read more

School board chair urged to resign post

first_imgIn the build-up to Mount Pleasant School Board’s meeting next week, Superintendent Lisa Slattery and two board members have called for Chairwoman Dolores Nelson to resign her post in the tiny K-6 district.But Nelson said Thursday she would not resign at Tuesday’s board meeting and planned to finish out her term, which ends in December 2013.The feud over Nelson’s status centers around her actions after longtime bus driver Cheryl Randall’s alleged use of a school credit card to purchase $500 in gas for her personal vehicle in October. Randall faces a misdemeanor third-degree theft charge and has since resigned. She confessed to the crime, authorities said.Nelson’s position as chairwoman is expected to be a topic of discussion during Tuesday night’s meeting, members said. The exact wording on the agenda was unclear Thursday.The board does not have the ability to force Nelson’s resignation. However, board member Thomas Schlatter wrote in an email to The Columbian he hoped public outcry would lead Nelson to resign.last_img read more

Doctors strike across Telangana hits medical services

first_imgHyderabad: While the medical fraternity from Telangana observed a bandh on Thursday following the call by the IMA demanding amendments to the bill to set up National Medical Commission, it was the patients across the state who were left in the lurch. Patients suffered as they could not get any medical help, including diagnostic and lab tests. A Prakash, an AC technician from Kukatpally who had gone to NIMs at Punjagutta, said that he got OP consultation from gastroenterology department, but could not get ultrasound scan done on Thursday. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us He said that the room was empty with no staff. Similarly, no staff was available for 2D echo. C Venkataiah, a farmer from Suryapet, was brought to NIMS for OP consultation by his son and daughter for severe knee and joint pains. Though they met physician and got his prescription, they were made to wait for a few hours to get lab tests done. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us NIMS authorities said that they have cut down on issuing OP registrations considerably for the last few days owing to resident doctors staying away from duties for few hours every day. Government doctors, working in various state hospitals held black badge protests for some time in their respective hospitals, after which they resumed regular duties. Advertise With Us OP footfall has fallen by nearly 40 to 50 per cent and elective surgeries are being postponed at OGH and Gandhi hospitals after junior doctors began boycotting all duties from last one week. The government hospitals in Sangareddy and other districts also faced similar situations and the patients had to go back disappointed without getting medical aid. However, junior doctors mostly from Osmania, Gandhi, Kakatiya medical colleges and resident doctors from NIMS, who held “Telangana Vaidya Mahagarjana” at Dharna Chowk, Indira Park said that this fight of theirs was not for any of their demands but to protect the medical system. The bill passed by the government could have dangerous repercussions as it could even lead to legitimising quackery, they said.last_img read more

Chhatra League leader arrested with yaba

first_imgPolice arrested a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader with contraband yaba pills from Dorgram, in Manikganj’s Saturia upazila on Monday.BCL is the student wing of ruling Awami League.The arrested, Aminul Islam, is convener of Dorgram Union Chhatra League Unit of the village Tebaria village in the upazila.Md Motiar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Saturia police station, said Aminul had been selling and taking drugs for long and a video all this had spread on Facebook.When the matter was brought to the attention of Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun, deputy inspector general of police (Dhaka Range), he directed Rifat Rahman Shamim, superintendent of Manikganj police, to investigate.The police identified three Chhatra League leaders after examining the video and arrested the main accused Aminul with five yaba pills.Saturia upazila Chhatra League general secretary Golam Maula said necessary measures would be taken if any leader gets involved the in drug trade.Aminul would be removed from the party if he was found to be involved in this connection, he added.last_img read more

How Homelessness Affects Houstons Economy

first_img Listen Share 00:00 /03:54 Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaSanford Criner, executive chairman of New Hope Housing, says housing homeless people costs considerably less than doing nothing. center_img Houston has made some big strides in fighting homelessness. The latest count, from January 2018, has 4,143 homeless people living in Houston.That’s down from 8,538 in 2011 — but up slightly from 2016, which can likely be attributed to Hurricane Harvey.Though homeless people can have a deterrent effect for visitors or potential businesses in an area, Sanford Criner, executive chairman of New Hope Housing, said the primary issue is the cost.“If you think that the guy that you see on the street that’s homeless is bearing all the cost of his homelessness, you are badly mistaken,” he said.SEARCH Homeless Services estimates a homeless person living on the street costs $90,000 per year on average, including public services, emergency rooms and jail. In 2013, the city of Houston estimated the total cost of chronic homelessness to be more than $103 million a year.Giving a homeless person permanent housing, on the other hand, costs $55,000 per year, including rent, healthcare and support service, according to SEARCH.“We do it because we think it is simply the right thing to do,” Criner said. “But there’s a very hard-headed business reason to do it. And that is, it’s a whole lot cheaper to put people in our homes than it is to allow them to live on the street.”Click on the audio above to listen to the full interview with Sanford Criner. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more