Bayern Munich tempts Robert Lewandowski with offer until 2021

first_imgGerman football club Bayern Munich offered its Polish striker Robert Lewandowski to extend his contract until 2021 to become the club’s highest-paid player, according to German magazine Sport Bild.Lewandowski’s potential salary will exceed that of Thomas Muller, estimated at around 14 million euros ($15.6 million) per year,reports Efe on Wednesday.The Polish player’s current contract expires in 2019, but amid interest demonstrated by other European giants to sign the goal machine, it seems that Bayern wants to cut them off as soon as possible. (Bayern Munich stage fightback, Borussia Dortmund hit six)The player’s agents hinted at the possibility of his move to Real Madrid last season and he looked open to the idea.However, the arrival of Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti at the Allianz Arena, apparently changed Lewandowski’s mind.The German magazine related that Ancelotti called up the Polish striker during the summer vacation, and confirmed to Lewandowski that he will remain his first choice when it comes to leading the attacking lines.last_img read more

Fan Violence Costs Panathinaikos

first_imgATHENS — Panathinaikos has been docked three points and fined for the fan violence that forced the referee to abort a Greek league match against Olympiacos.Panathinaikos forfeited the game and was fined 190,000 euros ($200,000). The club will also have to play its next four home matches behind closed doors.The decision follows the violence of Nov. 22, when home fans clashed with police before the game and threw flares at Olympiacos players as they walked out onto the field, injuring two people.Panathinaikos is now fifth in the Greek league standings with 19 points from 12 games. Olympiacos leads with 36 points.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Pocophone F1 with Snapdragon 845 confirmed by company, India variants also leaked

first_imgXiaomi’s sub-brand Poco has started teasing its first phone Pocophone F1. The company, however, hasn’t yet confirmed the name and launch timeline of the phone, but what it did confirm is that the Pocophone F1 is going to be fast performance phone. Previous rumours suggested that the Pocophone F1 is going to be the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone in the market. Until now, Snapdragon 845 powering the Pocophone F1 was just a rumour, but Poco has finally confirmed to have partnered with Qualcomm for its first phone. The Pocophone F1 is rumoured to launch in Europe and India alongside some other markets.Pocophone global page on Facebook and Twitter have gone live already and that’s where the company announced its partnership with Qualcomm for powering the first Pocophone. “We are very proud to partner with Qualcomm, the world leader in smartphone performance. Get ready for a whole new level of real world speed. #GoPOCO,” the company posts.The post although doesn’t officially reveal the presence of Snapdragon 845 in the Pocophone F1, but considering the company is emphasising on the fast performance of the phone it is safe to say that SD 845 is incoming. “Not just peak performance speed, but actual, real world speed” #GoPOCO,” the company notes in a post.We are very proud to partner with @Qualcomm , the world leader in smartphone performance. Get ready for a whole new level of real world speed. #GoPOCO pic.twitter.com/chut7QpI6pPOCOPHONE Global (@GlobalPocophone) August 11, 2018Meanwhile, in another report coming from MySmartPrice, the India variants and the colours of the Pocophone to enter the country have been leaked. According to the report, the Pocophpne F1 will come to India in three storage and RAM variants – the base model with 6GB RAM+64GB storage, the next one with 6GB RAM+128GB storage, and lastly, there will be an 8GB RAM+256GB storage model. As far as the colours of the phone are concerned, the 64GB/128GB storage variant will be available in — Blue, Gradient, Grey, and Red colours. While the 256GB storage model of the Pocophone F1 will be available in four colours — Blue, Gradient, Grey, and Kevlar.advertisementThe Pocophone F1 is going to an affordable smartphone with top-notch features, the company claims. The launch time of the phone is yet to be revealed by the company but ahead of the official announcement, an unboxing video of the Pocophone has been leaked on YouTube revealing the complete design and key specs that the phone is expected to sport.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Pocophone F1 unboxing video leakedThe video reveals that the Pocophone F1 will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 845 processor coupled with 6GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It also reveals that the Pocophone F1 will come with the Liquid cooling system, a thermal technology that will help the phone from heating, especially during heavy gaming sessions.The smartphone — according to the video – is expected to sport AI-powered dual cameras paired with dual pixel autofocus. The rear camera details are yet to be revealed. On the front, the Pocophone F1 is said to come with a 20-megapixel camera coupled with IR face unlock feature. The video further shows the smartphone with a massive 4000mAh battery paired with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge.last_img read more

Declan Rice’s focus ‘fully on West Ham’ despite Manchester United rumours

first_imgShare on Messenger Topics Eni Aluko Share on Twitter England Declan Rice survives put-downs to reveal rich England promise Read more Read more “I know that there’s speculation but I signed a five-year contract with West Ham during the season,” Rice said. “So my focus is fully on playing for West Ham. I’ve got a great connection with the fans; the fans love me and I love them and that’s the way it is at the moment. I’m not thinking about anything else, for sure.”Rice was one of the early arrivals at St George’s Park as England prepare for the chance to claim a first piece of silverware since Le Tournoi in 1997. With players from Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs still performing club duties, the group remains below full strength. Only 17 of the 25 players are on-site. Rice, however, has been part of the camp for more than a week and on Tuesday took part in his first training match, playing Aidy Boothroyd’s under-21 side in a match the seniors won 5-0.Next Thursday the action begins for real when England face the Netherlands in Guimarães. Rice says he can learn a lot from coming up against some of the Ajax tyros who excelled in the Champions League this season. In particular Frenkie de Jong, who is joining Barcelona this summer, is someone whose career Rice would like to emulate. “Yes, definitely, I want that,” Rice said. “He’s a top player and I think you’ve seen that in the Champions League. When you start out in football you always want to play at the top. You want to play in the Champions League. If you were in football and you didn’t want to do that there would be no point playing. De Jong has got his move to Barcelona and it’s fully deserved. It would be great to come up against him in the Nations League.”With a final against Portugal or Switzerland if England beat the Netherlands, the prospect of a trophy is real. But so is the possibility of disappointment for the second year in a row. Rice is adamant that winning the Nations League is vital if England want to continue their recent development.‘I think it’s massive. It’s really important,” he said. “We’ve got ourselves into the semi-final. We’ve got a massive chance now to create history. With the squad Gareth has put together, with the players that we have, for sure we’ve got to be looking at the Nations League and winning it. It would stand us in good stead for the future and the Euros next year and the World Cup after that.” Share on WhatsAppcenter_img news Declan Rice has dismissed rumours of a move away from West Ham as the midfielder prepares for the Nations League finals with England.Rice has been linked with Manchester United since he broke into the first team last season. But the 20-year-old says he is content at West Ham, citing a special relationship with the fans. Nations League Share on LinkedIn Declan Rice’s switch shows why dual nationalities should be respected Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

One College Football Program Has Added 6 Power 5 Transfers This Off-Season

first_imgHouston Cougars cheerleaders at a game vs. ECU.HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 04: The Houston Cougars cheerleaders perform during the game against the East Carolina Pirates at TDECU Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Houston football may no longer have Tom Herman building it into a legitimate college football power. However, the Cougars can still add talent at a Power Five level.This off-season, Major Applewhite’s staff has had a remarkable level of success bringing in immediately eligible players from Power programs. The latest is Notre Dame cornerback Nick Watkins.The Texas native and former four-star recruit announced his departure from South Bend back in April. On Thursday, he committed to Houston.?… #GoCoogs? pic.twitter.com/tJQlmzV27S— Nick Watkins – N.C.W (@WhippinTheNick_) June 8, 2018Nick Watkins spoke to 247Sports about that decision:“It was more of a business decision in terms of what can happen for me after football,” said Watkins, who has one year of eligibility remaining. “Graduating from Notre Dame, that gives me connections everywhere, but for me going to Houston, I figured that it would be great to have connections in Dallas, Houston and the surrounding areas. They are also winning on the field and I could play alongside a projected Top 10 pick and if things go as expected, that’ll bring a lot of exposure to all of us on that side of the ball. I’m really looking forward to it.”That top 10 pick is defensive tackle Ed Oliver, a former five-star who spurned a number of the nation’s elite programs to play for Herman with his hometown Cougars. He has stuck around for two years after Herman’s departure, but was one of the best defensive tackles in college football from the time he stepped on campus.Watkins is far from the only big addition to the Cougars roster this off-season. In fact, five other players from power Power Five teams have joined up and will play this fall.One of the most highly publicized additions is former Ole Miss safety Deontay Anderson. He looked at a few schools, including former teammate Shea Patterson’s new home at Michigan, but ultimately elected to play for the Cougars, where he will be eligible right away.Former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady is now a Cougar. The former four-star signal caller appeared in 16 games for the Vols, including five starts last season.Miami linebacker Darrion Owens, Utah receiver Raelon Singleton, and Baylor running back Terence Williams have also joined the Houston program. Impressively, Houston is adding players from ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC programs, as well as Notre Dame.last_img read more

Minister Neita Headley Commends “Exceptional Performance” of Juniors at World Youth Championships

first_img The team created history by finishing on top of the medal table with eight medals Jamaica outperformed the more than 140 participating countries Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Sport, the Hon. Natalie Neita Headley has congratulated the young Jamaican team on its “exceptional performance” at the recently concluded 8th IAAF World Youth Championships, held in Ukraine. The team created history by finishing on top of the medal table with eight medals — 6 gold medals and two bronze.Welcoming the athletes who returned to the island on Wednesday, July 17, Minister Neita Headley said our Jamaican athletes continue to make us proud as they demonstrate their talent and prowess on the track and solidify that we are indeed the sprint capital of the world.“This performance is another testament to the amazing ability of our athletes to perform at the highest level. It is also telling the world that our dominance in athletics is the result of a structured programme of hard work and not an overnight phenomenon. It will continue for a long time as we have a continent of young stars waiting to showcase their talent at the senior level,” Minister Neita Headley said.A welcome party headed by Minister Neita Headley was on hand at the Norman Manley International Airport to greet the athletes. “We want to show them how proud we are of their accomplishments so it is only fitting that we have this function in their honour,” said the Minister.The outstanding performances were led by gold medallists Yanique Thompson (100m Hurdles, Girls), Jaheel Hyde (110m Hurdles, Boys), Marvin Williams (400m Hurdles, Boys), Michael O’Hara (200m, Boys), Martin Manley (400m, Boys) and Jamaica Youth (Medley Relay). The bronze medallists were Tiffany James (400m, Girls) and Christoff Bryan (High Jump, Boys). Jamaica outperformed the more than 140 participating countries at the World Youth Championships, including the United States which finished fifth. Kenya, with four gold medals and Ethiopia with three finished second and third respectively.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

VIDEO ONEs 1st Magenta ULCV Splashed at Imabari

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The first magenta containership of the Japanese merged containership business, Ocean Network Express (ONE), has been launched at Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan.The 14,000 TEU ship is named ONE Manato and will now undergo final touches before it gets delivered in December 2018, data from VesselsValue shows.It is the first tailor-made boxship for the company, featuring the magenta livery and ONE logo on its hull, as the current fleet is comprised of a combination of container vessels that have been serving the Japanese trio respectively.ONE, a joint venture between Japanese carriers K Line, MOL and NYK, worth USD 3 billion, launched its container shipping business on April 1.The JV has been described as the world’s sixth-largest container shipping line with 230 vessels in its fleet totaling 1.44 million TEUs.The network includes a total of 85 services, calling at over 200 ports in 100 countries.World Maritime News Staff; Video: Youtube/ONElast_img read more

Morocco Invested Billions of Dollars to Develop its Southern Provinces Official

United Nations- Morocco has invested billions of dollars in the development of its southern provinces (in the co-called Western Sahara), as highlighted in the latest report of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Morocco’s Ambassador to the UN Omar Hilale said Tuesday.“Tiny villages, Dakhla and Laayoune are today large cities with modern infrastructure,” a fact also noted by the same report, Hilale said at a press briefing following the unanimous adoption of Resolution 2218 extending for one year the MINURSO mandate.In the report, Ban Ki-moon noted in particular that the Moroccan Sahara continues to benefit from “substantial public investment,” especially in terms of road and port infrastructure. “When Morocco recovered its southern provinces, there were only two small villages, Laayoune and Dakhla. There was no electricity, no water, no schools, let alone hospitals, and a little population because they are nomads”, the diplomat said in response to a question on the exploitation of natural resources.“Today, the Sahara is made up of large cities, many ports and industries, and Dakhla is a must-see international tourist destination,” he told the international press.Morocco has invested “several billion dollars in the southern provinces over the last 40 years”, he added. read more

Le Crème Marrakech Shooting Linked to Cocaine Robbery

Rabat – Security forces have linked the Marrakech shooting in November 2017 to cocaine dealings between the Dutch mafia and the Le Crème cafe where the shooting occurred.The Le Crème owner, known by the pseudonym “Moss,” allegedly stole 200 kilograms of cocaine, worth billions of dirham, from Dutch mafia members in 2012, Al Massae reported Wednesday.The cafe owner, who owns several other Marrakech cafes and a nightclub in Rotterdam,  was reportedly the target of an extensive family operation tied to an “international drug lord.” Two Dutch nationals—known by Moroccan authorities for previous cases of international drug trafficking, kidnapping, armed robbery, and attempted homicide—carried out the shooting last November but missed their target, killing one medical student and injuring two others.Last week, ten senior officers of the royal gendarmerie across several cities (Larache, Tangiers, Tangier Med, Tetouan, Agadir, Settat, and Marrakech) were arrested for their involvement in an international criminal network linked to the shooting.The robbery suspect and drug trafficker is currently wanted by the Dutch authorities, with a EUR 25,000 reward for any information about his place of residence. read more

Prasanna Ranatunga summoned before FCID

The Western Province Chief Minister is to be questioned over allegations surrounding a land deal. Ranatunga had last week denied allegations of corruption made against him and his wife after his wife was also questioned over the same land deal. Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has been summoned before the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID).Ranatunga’s media secretary Pradeep Anura Kumara said that Ranatunga has been asked to appear before the FCID on Thursday morning. Ranatunga said that the allegations are part of an attempt to scuttle the election campaign of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Prasanna Ranatunga is backing Rajapaksa at the August 17 Parliament election. (Colombo Gazette)

Norfolk asked for 5M over 20 years

Norfolk County is under pressure to make a substantial financial commitment to the redevelopment of the former Norfolk Inn in downtown Simcoe.This week, Norfolk council deferred a decision on the request from social housing provider Indwell for $5 million over 20 years.A majority on council felt this would be difficult to sell to the community without something tangible in return.With Tuesday’s vote, council has bought time to examine other ways to partner with Indwell aside from a straight-up money commitment.Some on council suggested an ownership stake would be a good place to start as a means of protecting the taxpayers’ interest.“At the end, we don’t own the building,” Delhi Coun. Mike Columbus said. “I don’t consider that to be reasonable.”One way or another, Norfolk will have to partner with Indwell if it hopes to realize the benefits of renovating this troubled property.Indwell needs major federal funding to complete the $7.5 million project. Under a new formula, the Trudeau government has made social housing grants conditional on municipal participation.Graham Cubitt, Indwell’s director of projects and development, said Indwell will lose project funding worth 40 percent if Norfolk doesn’t sign on. And without federal funding, Cubitt says there is no project.“We’re glad there was a deferral of the decision tonight as opposed to an outright rejection,” he said. “Housing is a local issue. The return on the local housing investment can be huge.”Several years ago, Indwell converted the former Hambleton Hall in Simcoe into a supervised social housing project. Indwell intends to do the same with the sprawling Norfolk Inn on Norfolk Street South.At Tuesday’s meeting, Indwell’s regional manager Leah Logan announced that the 41 tenants Indwell inherited when it bought the Norfolk Inn last year have been re-housed elsewhere, clearing the way for contractors to get to work. The tenants – many of whom struggle with disability, mental health and addiction issues — were living in substandard conditions at the time of the purchase.When the $7.5-million project is complete, Indwell will provide 32 social housing units plus commercial space at street level. The project will create 40 construction jobs and five full-time supervisory positions.Council members want to explore options other than a 20-year, $5- million grant.Port Dover Coun. Amy Martin wants to know if Ottawa’s National Housing Strategy will accept in-kind support. Examples might be tax incentives or the waiver of permit and development fees.“I want to throw my support behind these people,” Martin said. “I value them. But we are not the most financially healthy municipality around.”“Bonussing” occurs when governments provide special incentives to encourage investment and development. This is not permitted in Ontario under provincial law.Nevertheless, Windham Coun. Chris Van Paassen would like to find a way to waive Indwell’s taxes on the Norfolk Inn because “If they don’t fix it, we won’t be collecting taxes off it anyway.”“I don’t just want to throw this away by voting it down,” Van Paassen said, adding new grant programs may materialize over the summer now that Canadians are heading into a federal election.Norfolk staff shared a number of tantalizing arguments for a county commitment.Treasurer James Johnson told council renovating the Norfolk Inn will make it a much more valuable property. As such, it would pay higher property taxes than it does now. The renovation will also improve the mood and atmosphere in this part of town, encouraging additional investments in nearby properties.For her part, Heidy Van Dyk, Haldimand and Norfolk’s director of social services and housing, says every dollar spent on safe, affordable housing produces substantial savings in health-care costs, law enforcement and in mental health and addiction services.Over 20 years, Van Dyk pegged this savings to taxpayers at $14 million.Port Rowan Coun. Tom Masschaele is comfortable with the deferral. He said it wouldn’t “really incentivize anyone to dig any deeper on this” if council passed the request as presented.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Accepting status quo on Western Sahara serious miscalculation warns UN envoy

Christopher Ross, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, told reporters at UN Headquarters that the situation remains “very worrisome” and should remain on the radar of the international community. “While some may believe that the status quo is stable and that it is risky to take chances for peace, I believe that this is a serious miscalculation, particularly now that the region is threatened by extremist, terrorist and criminal elements operating in the Sahel,” he said, following his closed-door briefing to the Security Council.“In these new circumstances, this conflict could, if left to fester, feed growing frustration and spark renewed violence and hostilities that would be tragic for the peoples of the region,” he added. “This conflict must be resolved and I believe that it can be resolved if there is a will to engage in real dialogue and compromise.”The UN has been involved in mediation efforts to find a settlement in Western Sahara since 1976, when fighting broke out between Morocco and the movement known as Frente Polisario, after the Spanish colonial administration of the territory ended. A UN peacekeeping force, known as the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has also been in place since 1991.Mr. Ross shared with the Council the findings and recommendations that emerged from his visit to North Africa from 25 October to 11 November, during which he visited Morocco and the Polisario leadership, as well as neighbouring countries Algeria and Mauritania. He met with political leaders, civil society representatives and senior government authorities at each stop. He also visited Western Sahara for the first time and met with a broad range of Sahrawis there and elsewhere, as well as held consultations in Madrid and Paris.With regard to next steps, Mr. Ross said that he did not believe that convening another round of informal talks immediately would advance the search for a solution. “We have had nine such rounds since August 2009 without results on the core issue of the future status of Western Sahara,” he noted, adding that he intends to focus on additional consultations with key international stakeholders and then to engage in a period of “shuttle diplomacy” with the parties and neighbouring States in the context of one or more visits to the region, including to Western Sahara.“It is my hope that these activities will lay the groundwork for effective resumption of face-to-face meetings between the parties,” he said. “The parties and the neighbouring States, as well as members of the Security Council have welcomed this approach and have stated their readiness to continue to work with me in the coming months. “I must stress that the principal responsibility for making progress rests with the parties themselves,” he added. “That said, the UN will spare no effort to assist them.” read more

We gave it to them hard and heavy 5 winners and 5

first_imgBlast from the past: Bertie Ahern with Alastair Campbell at the launch of the ex-Labour spin doctor’s book ‘The Irish Diaries’ this week. Pic: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandEVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie casts its eye over events inside and outside Leinster House that have got people talking.As the saying goes: ‘You win some, you lose some.’So here are our winners and losers from the past seven days:The 5 winners of the week are…1. James ReillyCredit to the embattled Health Minister for holding his hands up on the medical cards debacle and the public relations campaign is a positive step. But will it solve the problems being experienced by many people trying to renew or hold on to their cards? That’s the big, uncertain question that won’t be solved by public relations alone.2. Government backbenchersLabour and Fine Gael TDs got some time with the Troika on their final visit to Ireland this week which was a coup of sorts even if these meetings tend to be fairly perfunctory affairs. Here’s what happened:3. Eamon GilmoreWhile some may criticise the extent to which this government and Enda Kenny plays bessie mates with the US and Barack Obama it was good to see the Tánaiste give a robust response to the issue of NSA spying, even if the US won’t tell them whether or not it is spying on Ireland.4. Catherine Murphy We like independent TDs who have some interesting, independent ideas and the Kildare North TD’s proposal to make more out of Halloween for the economic benefit of the nation is a smart idea that’s worth considering.5. Enda KennyThe Taoiseach got to ring the Nasdaq bell and hang out with hip young people at the Dublin Web Summit this week. He even got a cool headset:We doubt if he’ll be allowed bring that into the Dáil unfortunately.… and the 5 losers of the week are…1. The Labour PartyThree resignations in three days from Labour councillors who no longer want to be associated with the party. That’s now 26 who have quit the party as a result of its role in government. Eamon Gilmore may be proud of those who have stayed the course but that’s a decreasing number.2. Phil HoganThe Environment Minister faces an uphill task in selling the idea that people should pay for water when the supply of it has been restricted in the Greater Dublin area this week. He admitted communications could have been better but this isn’t the first time Phil Hogan and communications have been a problem.3. Gordon BrownThe former British Prime Minister forgot that the fact that he represents the good people of Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath means he’s very much still a politician:4. Ben Gilroy Getting in trouble with the courts is not something you want to do if you have intentions of running for the Dáil as Gilroy and his Direct Democracy (DDI) movement have. Friday’s court appearance, added to recent reports of a split in DDI, do not bode well for Gilroy.5. The Obama administrationThe more spying revelations that come out the more damaging it is to Barack Obama and his government. US Secretary of State John Kerry has perhaps gone some of the way to repairing the damage by admitting spying “has reached too far” at times but it will take a lot more than that.Pics: Photocall Ireland and Dublin Web SummitLike politics? Then why not ‘Like’ TheJournal.ie’s Politics page?Read: Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: ‘We gave it to them hard and heavy’WATCH: Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back… as long as they’re on their holidaysRead: Mick Wallace sets the record straight on wearing Torino top in the DáilRead: The 25 councillors who have left the Labour Party over its role in governmentlast_img read more

The 5 at 5 Monday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five things you need to know before you head out the door.1. #BODY: Gardaí investigating the disappearance of Adrian Folan from Athlone have discovered the body of a man at a quarry near the Cliffs of Moher in county Clare.2. #RESHUFFLE: The Finance Minister, Michael Noonan, says he expects a new Cabinet by Wednesday. Here’s the list of who might move where.3. #DENIED: Catherine Nevin has been blocked from appealing her murder conviction to the Supreme Court.4. #JOBS: Ryanair is hiring. It needs 200 new staff as part of its new digital and IT innovation hub.5. #NASTY: Nine food businesses across the country were closed over safety concerns last month, was your local take-away in the list?last_img

Mario Skyrim and Splatoon Rumored for Nintendo Switch Launch

first_imgStay on target Another day, another Nintendo Switch rumor. The latest rumor is centered around the system’s launch lineup. We’ve heard that Zelda: Breath of the Wild won’t be available on launch day but, if these latest rumors are true, the Switch will still have some heavy hitters for those who purchase the system when it is released.According to Let’s Play Video Games‘ Laura Dale (who has been reporting on Nintendo leaks all year), two of the first party games in the Switch’s lineup include a new Super Mario Bros and a new Splatoon.The Mario game will be more like Mario 64 or Mario Galaxy in that it features an open 3D hub world where players can access different levels. It will have co-op multiplayer where players work together to complete goals. The players will be tethered to each other to keep them from going too far (hopefully it won’t be anything like Knuckles Chaotix). This game is currently in development, and the press will be able to play a demo of it sometime in January 2017.The more expensive SKU of the Switch (we’ll get to that in a bit) will come bundled with a new version of Splatoon. This edition will have a 1 vs. 1 mode where two players on separate Switch systems can duke it out for control of the map. The game will get additional single player content and will receive free content as consistently as the original Wii U version.The most interesting part of this rumor is that one of the launch games will be The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. We actually saw Skyrim footage during the Switch reveal trailer, but Bethesda has since said that there are no plans to bring Skyrim to the Switch. This one seems a bit far-fetched considering how the Switch is rumored to only have 4GB of internal RAM, but the game was able to run on last-gen systems with 516MB of RAM, so it’s not entirely impossible for the game to be able to run on the Switch.One thing that caught my eye about this report is that Splatoon will come bundled with the more expensive SKU of the Switch. This suggests that there will be more than one system available on launch day. It is obviously too early to tell, but I guess that there will be one SKU that is just the base system and another that comes bundled with games and accessories like the Pro controller seen in the reveal trailer.This rumor isn’t as solid as those from places like EuroGamer or Emily Rogers so make sure to take all of this with the proverbial grain of salt. Though it is likely that Mario and Splatoon will be released at launch, don’t hold your breath for Skyrim. Hopefully, more light will be shed when the Switch-focused Nintendo Direct is released on January 12. ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President last_img read more

Marcos Llorente confident of Madrid future

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente has confirmed he would not be leaving the club this January transfer window.Llorente, 23, is now a regular in Solari’s side after impressing in a rare start away to Roma followed by seven successive starts for the club.The Spanish midfielder stepped in for the absent Casemiro and seems to be enjoying his role at Madrid“I’m sure I will stay, I’m really happy and I have no intention of leaving,” Llorente told reporters, as cited by Football Espana.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“It’s true that in life, like football, the situation can change from night to morning and you cannot lower your aims, you have to take advantage of your opportunities.“Man of the Match in the Club World Cup final? I’m happy to receive it, of course, to score the goal and win the final – now it is time to enjoy the moment.“We are trying to win all the titles, this was an important one as we were going for three consecutive titles and we have achieved it.“Now we have three more competitions this season that we will look to win.”last_img read more

Authorities Sexual predator on the run after Florida prison release

first_imgFORT PIERCE, Fla. (WSVN) — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a man they described as a sexual predator, nearly two months after he was released from a Florida state prison.Ernest Reigh is wanted by the U.S. Marshals in Fort Pierce. The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office is also searching for him for failure to register as a sex offender.According to a news release, Reigh disappeared after he was released from state prison on March 1 and failed to register his address with the St. Lucie County Jail.Investigators believe Reigh fled the area. The USA Today Network is reporting he was last seen moving through Tennessee on his way to Pennsylvania.Reigh’s criminal history includes a sexual assault of a middle school student under the age of 12, back in 1995.His current whereabouts are unknown. Officials are urging anyone with information to contact Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Crotty at (305) 710-7395 or Task Force Officer John Brady at (954) 707-2457.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Housewife killed in Chapainawabganj road crash

first_imgRoad Accident logoA housewife was killed in a road accident at Lalapara area of Chapainawabganj sadar upazila on Wednesday morning.The deceased is Fahima Begum, 24, wife of a certain Masud Rana, a resident of Rasiknagar area of Shibganj upazila, reports UNB.Chapainawabganj police station officer-in-charge Saber Reza Ahmed said a Shibganj-bound bus hit an auto-rickshaw, leaving Fahima critically injured around 11:00am.Local rushed the victim to Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital where physicians declared her dead, he said.The driver of the bus managed to flee the scene, the OC added.last_img

ACC seeks harsher punishment for Khaleda

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda ZiaAnti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday filed an appeal seeking tougher punishment for BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case in which she was earlier sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. ACC lawyers submitted the appeal to the office concerned of the High Court in the morning. reports UNB.“We have completed the affidavit of the appeal seeking harsher punishment for Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust Graft case,” said Khurshid Alam Khan, one of lawyers for the ACC.On 19 March, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court stayed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail till 8 May in the graft case.The SC also allowed the state and the ACC to file petitions against HC order that granted bail to Khaleda fixing 8 May for next hearing.It also ordered the ACC and state to submit the concise statement of appeals within two weeks and BNP within four weeks.On 12 March, the High Court granted a four-month interim bail to Khaleda Zia.On 8 February last, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the BNP chief and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the case.Khaleda was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.The court read out a 632-page summarised version of the verdict on that day and it released the full 1174-page copy of the verdict on 19 February.last_img read more

Pakistan to honour bravery in NZ attack

first_imgImran KhanA Pakistani victim of the Christchurch attack who apparently tried to tackle the gunman before being shot dead will be awarded posthumously in his home country for his courage, prime minister Imran Khan said Sunday.Khan spoke as the Pakistani foreign office confirmed that nine of its citizens had been killed in the mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city which claimed the lives of 50 people Friday, including many who had emigrated from around the world.Video of the massacre shows one man gunned down as he approaches the shooter, while others flee.The man is believed to be Naeem Rashid, although his face is blurred in the footage and he has yet to be formally identified.”Pakistan is proud of Mian Naeem Rashid who was martyred trying to tackle the White Supremacist terrorist & his courage will be recognised with a national award,” Khan tweeted on Sunday.Pakistan has several awards to recognise civilian bravery, and Khan did not specify which one would be awarded to Rashid, whose son also died in the massacre.Rashid’s elder brother Khurshid Alam told AFP in the northwestern Pakistani city of Abbottabad that the award “means a lot” to his family.”I feel very proud,” he said, calling the loss of his brother and nephew a “big, big shock”.Naeem, he said, had visited the family last year, staying for two months.”We had a lovely time. He was a man who would be like a kid with children, and like an adult with grown-ups,” Alam said.- Suspect visited Pakistan -‘Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the award would be given on 23 March, Pakistan Day.He confirmed that nine Pakistani citizens had been killed in the attack while one was in critical condition.One “is still not out of danger but he is being treated”, he told reporters in Islamabad without identifying the victim.Qureshi said families of six of the victims have decided to bury them in Christchurch, while the other three want to bring the remains to Pakistan.”Whatever the families will decide, we will respect it and fulfil their wishes,” he said, adding that flags will be flown at half-mast in Pakistan on Monday in honour of the victims.Officials in Pakistan’s picturesque northern areas also confirmed that the main suspect, 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, had visited the region as a tourist in October, staying for more than a week.Syed Israr Hussain, owner of Osho Thang Hotel in Minapin Nagar, told AFP: “(Tarrant) … stayed for two days before leaving for Khunjerab (Pass, on the border with China).”He was a decent and quiet guy.”He said he remembered Tarrant among the many tourists who visit the region “because he was so impressed by the area, and said he had heard so many negative things about Pakistan but he found it the opposite”.Tarrant’s alleged involvement in the massacre left him “surprised and shocked”, he said.Tarrant is also believed to have visited Gilgit and Skardu in the mountainous north.last_img read more