Miss me yet? Alisson won Liverpool 13 extra points last season

first_imgThe flipside to Alisson Becker being such a perfect fit for Liverpool is the imperfection left in his absence. The best goalkeepers can generally be relied upon to provide consistent service without needing rest or rotation and the injury suffered by Liverpool’s No. 1 on Friday night throws up a significant problem for Jurgen Klopp.The manager was putting no timeframe on how long his goalkeeper would be missing but the fact of the matter is that it’s going to be weeks rather than days. Adrian, signed as a back-up after his West Ham contract expired, is a vastly inferior goalkeeper in all aspects to Alisson but will have to come in and deputise nonetheless.Liverpool’s run to the Champions League title and second place in the Premier League was predicated on a mean defence first and foremost, with only seven conceded in the top flight by the halfway mark last season. They ended up letting in only 22 in all – the best in the league – and have Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Co. to thank for their sixth European title and record-breaking Premier League points total as much as their much-vaunted front three. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? That was thanks in no small part to Alisson’s heroics between the posts. That’s not to say the Copa America winner was flying around his goal every two minutes keeping shots out. Rather, it was that Alisson was there to be depended upon as required.Liverpool did not give up a lot of shots overall, truth be told, but Alisson saved a better percentage of chances compared to his goalkeeping peers at other clubs. If they give up chances at a similar clip during his absence then it would be only reasonable to deduce that – with a goalkeeper of a lower standard in his place – they are going to concede more goals.It’s Jurgen Klopp’s worst nightmare; Alisson is perhaps the only true irreplaceable in the Liverpool line-up. They had to do without Van Dijk in the home leg against Bayern in the Champions League last 16 for example and still eased their way to a clean sheet. Mohamed Salah played no part in the second leg of the semi-finals against Barcelona. Other players can come in for those high-profile stars and do a job for the team.Alisson is probably the only one whose exact attributes match the requirements demanded by his position. And that’s what could well derail a Liverpool title bid over the next few weeks.They won six games in a row to start last season, conceding only twice, and on occasion last term were a world class save or two from Alisson away from conceding goals that might well have cost them points or progress. A late save from Arek Milk in the final Champions League group stage game against Napoli – which preserved their status in the competition – comes to mind in that context.Adrian Liverpool NorwichWithout him there are no guarantees. Across 38 league games last season, Alisson made 76 saves in all from the 307 shots that Liverpool allowed. Fifty of those saves were made from efforts inside the box. Plenty of credit goes to Liverpool’s backline for restricting the number of shots in the first place but the ones that did get through were more often than not repelled by Alisson.His save percentage was 77, the best in the Premier League, whereas David de Gea – widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the division – was much further down on 69 per cent.Ederson – Manchester City’s goalkeeper and Alisson’s national team rival – conceded more goals (23) from fewer shots faced (238). That speaks of Alisson’s ability to make big saves when they matter.Based on the quality and number of chances that Liverpool gave up last season, they conceded seven fewer goals than their expected goals (xG) projections. That’s according to data from Understat. In turn, that helped account for a 13.5 point over-performance in the league, which put them far closer to Manchester City than might have otherwise been expected. Thanks, in no small part, to Alisson’s ability to prevent goals one-on-one.Furthermore, no regular starting goalkeeper played more successful passes than Alisson’s 864 throughout the course of the Premier League season. Liverpool – along with Manchester City and Chelsea – use the goalkeeper like an outfield player more often than any of the other Premier League teams. They do this because it’s fundamental to their play and – therefore – need dependable goalkeepers to pull it off like Ederson and Kepa Arrizabalaga.The last time Adrian was a regular in the division – when he shared duties with Joe Hart at West Ham – he had only 42.5 per cent passing accuracy and his save percentage was low down at 70 per cent. Those numbers are okay and no better, but probably nowhere near good enough to sustain Liverpool’s brilliance at the back. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Take That Dominos: Breville’s New Smart Pizza Oven Cooks Pizza in Two Minutes

first_img The Ooni 3 Portable Pizza Oven Produces Perfect Pies on the Go How to Cook Steak in the Oven To create the Pizzaiolo, Breville’s innovation team (led by Design and Innovation Director Richard Hoare) spent four years in the research and development phase, making sure that every part of the countertop oven was perfect. They did this by consulting with the best pizza chefs in the world and by utilizing the Element IQ System – the patented heating system that Breville uses in its oven range.According to the brand, the Element IQ System System works by utilizing “smart algorithms to steer power to where and when it is needed, to create and maintain the ideal baking environment. When applied to a variety of pizza styles, home cooks can now obtain signature ‘leopard spotting and char’ on the crusts while at the same time achieving evenly cooked toppings – all without having to rotate the pie.”The second question, perhaps, is one that we thought of almost immediately: if it heats up to 750 degrees F on your countertop, wouldn’t that, you know, light your counter on fire? Answer: no, no it will not. Why? Well, we don’t have the exact answer, but we’re going to assume that after four years of development, the folks at Breville weeded out any models that turned one’s countertop into a Fourth of July bonfire.Aside from the sheer ability to prepare a pizza in less time than it takes to scroll through your Facebook and Instagram notifications when you wake up every morning, the Pizzaiolo comes with a variety of features, including:Seven Pre-Sets – 350° F, Frozen, Pan, New York, Thin & Crispy, Wood Fired, 750° F – plus a Darkness knob to control the degree of leopard spotting on the crustSeamless Loading and Unloading – An auto-eject door that automatically pulls out the pizza stone for safer handlingA Removable Cordierite Pizza Stone – For no-fuss clean upSuperior Insulation – Including double glass pane doors to keep the heat insideA Manual “Hack” Mode – For those adventurous chefs who want to go beyond the presets, the oven provides three independent, localized heating controls that can be used in concert: One for the deck temperature (which controls the bottom crust) and two separate rings – inner and outer – for heating the toppings and the edge of the crust, respectivelyBreads and Vegetables – The Smart Oven Pizzaiolo is not only for making pizza: its record-breaking heating technology also lends itself to charring vegetables and cooking a wide range of flat breadsThe Smart Oven Pizzaiolo will launch in Williams-Sonoma stores and Breville’s website in the US in October 2018 and in Canada, UK, Europe, NZ and Australia in 2019. How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know Editors’ Recommendations How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish Remember the days when you had to wait a half hour for a pizza to arrive (or cook)? Wait, those days are still right now. Remember right now when you have to wait a half hour for a delicious pizza? Well, if pizza is life to you, then kitchen appliance innovator Breville has got a hell of a gadget to add to your kitchen: the new Smart Oven Pizzaiolo, which can heat up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit and cook a pizza – on your countertop – in two freaking minutes. That’s right. An entire Neapolitan-style pizza cooked in two minutes. It takes longer to listen to a Taylor Swift song.More Delicious Pieces about PizzaPizza Tips from a Master PizzaioloPizza in a Bag is a ThingWe Tried Frozen Cauliflower Pizza CrustCelebrate National Pizza Day with this Mushroom Pie Are Fermented Pizzas a Trend to Watch? We Asked a Pro to Find Out last_img read more

Jamaica Customs Reminds Customers to Desist from Abusing Customs Officials

first_imgThe Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) is reminding passengers, importers and anyone who does business with the Agency to desist from behaving in a disorderly manner, verbally abusing or physically harming, or obstructing a Customs Official in carrying out official duties, as they may be liable for prosecution.This reminder comes against the background of a recent incident, which took place at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston, involving the assault of a Customs Official by two females, following the assessment of Customs duty. The assessment was calculated after one of the females, exceeded her US$500.00 duty-free allowance, an entitlement given to all passengers eighteen years and older. In this regard, her other items would be subject to Customs duty.The two females were subsequently charged for ‘Obstructing a Customs Officer’, ‘Assaulting a Constable’, ‘Disorderly Behaviour’, and ‘Using Indecent Language’ and appeared before the Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Court. The Defendants pleaded guilty to three (3) offences and were each fined, $100,000.00 or three (3) months imprisonment for Obstructing a Constable, and $10,000.00 or thirty (30) days imprisonment for Disorderly Behaviour.The JCA takes this opportunity to encourage persons to use peaceful means to resolve differences and reminds our customers that, should a disagreement arise as to the assessment of any Customs duty or charges, a request may be made for a re-assessment by a Supervisor. If they are dissatisfied with the re-assessment of the Supervisor, the JCA encourages the use of the Appeals Process through our Valuation and Verification Unit located at our head office – Myers’ Wharf, Newport East, Kingston.We thank all our customers for their business and look forward to their cooperation.last_img read more

EU Court Drops Sanctions against Iran’s Shipping Firms

first_imgzoom The EU General Court has annulled the EU sanctions against an Iranian bank and 40 shipping companies whose assets were frozen within restriction measures targeting Tehran’s nuclear program.Sanctions against Bank Tejarat have been scrapped as, according to the ruling, the EU failed to prove the bank’s involvement in financing the nuclear program or helping others to avoid sanctions.The commercial bank, previously owned by the state, was privatized in 2009.In addition, the court said that companies linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping lines (IRISL) have not been proven to had been involved in supporting nuclear proliferation either.The 40 shipping companies involved in the case include Hamburg-based Ocean Capital Administration GmbH, Kerman Shipping Co. Ltd, Woking Shipping Investments Ltd, established in Valetta, Malta among others.The EU has been given right to appeal the ruling reached on Thursday, January 22nd.The sanctions will remain in place until the appeal process is over, when a decision should be made whether another type of legal sanctions would be introduced.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Something fundamentally wrong CJI irked over nonlisting of urgent cases

first_imgNew Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday expressed displeasure over the functioning of the Supreme Court registry with regard to non-listing of cases for urgent hearing, saying that “there was something fundamentally wrong” about it.A bench headed by the CJI was irked over the apex court registry and said that everyday there is a long queue of lawyers who want their cases to be listed for urgent hearing on the ground that they have been deleted from the cause-list despite court’s order to the contrary. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Justice Gogoi has been working — ever since he took oath as the 46th CJI on October 3, 2018 — to devise a mechanism where lawyers are not required to mention cases for urgent hearing and get listed automatically before a bench within a stipulated time. “Everyday there is a sea of humanity seeking listing (of the cases),” said the bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose. “There is something fundamentally wrong with it (the Supreme Court registry)… Despite my best efforts, I have been unable to deal with it (listing of cases),” the visibly irked CJI said. The observations came when a lawyer sought urgent listing of his matter and alleged that it was deleted from the list of business despite court’s order allowing the listing. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe bench then referred to the fact that in a high court around 6,000 fresh cases are filed in a week in comparison to around 1,000 cases during the same period in the Supreme Court and still, the apex court registry was unable to manage them effectively. Listing of cases in the Supreme Court takes more time than high courts, the bench said, adding that a high court judge has to deal with more cases in comparison to the apex court judge. “In High Court, 6,000 cases are filed every week and get listed the next day. In Supreme Court, only 1,000 cases are filed and are not listed…We direct that matter should not be deleted from the list and still it gets deleted,” the CJI said. Laughter broke out in the packed courtroom, when another lawyer sought urgent listing of his case, which was filed in 2014, on the ground that his client was 72-year-old man who can “die any moment”. “Your prayer is rejected for obvious reasons. Let him have a long life. That is our wish,” the CJI quipped. The lawyer replied that his client has been suffering from many diseases. “Tell me, who is disease free,” the CJI asked.last_img read more

Top brass from BJP Congress descend upon Gurugram

first_imgGurugram: With few days left for the political campaigning to end in Gurugram, top leaders from BJP and Congress have now begun to come here seeking votes for their candidates.On Wednesday Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar from BJP asked the electorate to vote for the candidate Rao Inderjit Singh who is seeking his fifth term as the member of parliament (MP). On the other hand, the deputy chief minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot sought votes for the Congress candidate Captain Ajay Singh who is the six-time MLA from Rewari and is fighting his first General elections. In the series of campaign, the first was held at Bhondsi area where the Chief Guest was Rajnath Sigh. At the rally, Singh emphasises that how the strong governance by the Modi government had propelled the economy of the country to a situation where it is now the fifth largest economy globally. He also assured votes that one more term to Modi government will ensure that the economy of the country will become the third largest by the year 2030.last_img read more

ONCF Announces Ticket Promotion For Train Travel During Ramadan

The Moroccan National Railway Office (ONCF) has announced a special Ramadan promotion on ticket prices, as well as a slightly modified timetable for the holy month.Travelers on the Casablanca – Tangier Al Boraq line (the high-speed train) will get their return ticket for free, provided the return is on the same day as the departure, and after sunset.This is designed to facilitate travel for people wanting to see their family or friends specifically for “ftour,” the meal eaten at sunset to break the Ramadan fast. Read also: ONCF Announces New Increases in Moroccan Rail FaresOn the Casablanca-Rabat-Kenitra “TNR” line, trains will continue to run every 30 minutes between Casablanca Port and Rabat, from Monday to Friday from 6.20am to 6.00pm. A night service will run between 8.25pm and 9.25pm. On this line, trains will stop at Temara train station every 30 minutes during peak hours.Between Marrakech and Fes, the Al Atlas train will run every two hours from 6.00am to 6.00pm.The ONCF press release also stated that between Fes and Casablanca there will also be trains running hourly from 7.30am to 3.30pm.The timetables of the other train lines will be modified to respond to the needs of those who travel during Ramadan. The press release did not provide any details on these expected changes. read more

Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. appeals court panel has sided with the Trump administration, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that mining companies take financial responsibility for future pollution cleanups.The ruling Friday came after the administration was sued by environmental groups for dropping an Obama-era proposal that would have required the companies to prove they have resources to clean up pollution.The mining industry has a legacy of companies abandoning polluted sites and leaving taxpayers to cover cleanup costs.However, the Environmental Protection Agency said in 2017 that stricter regulations and modern mining practices have reduced the risks of pollution going unaddressed.Under former President Barack Obama, the agency determined the opposite, saying that mining pollution remains an ongoing concern.Matthew Brown, The Associated Press read more

UN announces new approach to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse

Prevention Overview Partnership essential to stamp out the scourge – senior UN officialSpeaking at a press conference following the launch of the strategy, the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, underscored that addressing sexual exploitation and abuse is matter of utmost importance for the UN chief. In addition to actions the Organization will take, Mr. Guterres has placed a strong emphasis on partnerships.“[Sexual exploitation and abuse] is not a problem unique to the UN but the UN has been uniquely and very sadly associated with it,” she said, adding: “We need to recognize that this is not an issue that the we can tackle alone and we need a cooperative approach and partnership with our Member States.” Reiterating the victim-centred approach of the strategy, she outlined that the response would be based on a framework of accountability and transparency and that it will include efforts both in terms of prevention and effective response. “So we are going to see a lot of additional measures that will require not only efforts on the part of the UN but also on cooperation with Member States.” One such effort is a ‘Circle of Leadership’ proposed by the UN chief, said Ms. Ribeiro Viotti. Enforcement “Such acts of cruelty should never take place. Certainly no person serving with the United Nations in any capacity should be associated with such vile and vicious crimes,” said Mr. Guterres in a message announcing his report released today on the issue. “Let us declare in one voice: We will not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse. We will not let anyone cover up these crimes with the UN flag,” he added. The Secretary-General’s report, Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach, outlines a victim-centred strategy that is rooted in transparency, accountability and ensuring justice. Noting that exploitation is also deeply rooted in gender inequality and discrimination, Mr. Guterres said that promoting gender equality throughout the UN system, including its missions and peacekeeping forces, would help advance parity and at the same time decrease incidents of abuse. “Let us do so in the name of all who look to the UN for life-saving protection and support – and on behalf of the tens of thousands of UN personnel around the world who deliver that assistance with courage and commitment to the highest ideals,” he stressed.VIDEO: A New Approach – How the United Nations is responding to sexual exploitation and abuseFour-track, victim-centred approach Based on four tracks, the approach documented in the report focuses on the rights and dignity of victims; ending impunity for those guilty of crimes and abuses; drawing on the wisdom and guidance of all those who have been affected, civil society, local communities and others to strengthen and improve UN’s efforts; and to raise awareness and share best practices to end the vicious scourge. The report also emphasizes the need to engage with UN Member States and calls for a high-level meeting on sexual exploitation and abuses in 2017 on the margins of the general debate of the 72nd session of the General Assembly. The report further notes that the UN chief would seek Member States support to establish a system-wide consolidated confidential repository of case information to be placed under the supervision of the Special Coordinator on Improving UN Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. It also includes a detailed list of actions and recommendations, along with the relevant UN entity that would be responsible for consultation with relevant stakeholders, as well as provides data on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across the UN system and by non-UN international forces authorized by a Security Council mandate, covering the period 1 January to 31 December 2016.Peacekeeping initiatives in actionAddressing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Remedial Action read more

Firefighters claim they were subjected to campaign of racist harassment

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Two ethnic minority firefighters have claimed they were told by colleagues to stay in the back of their fire truck because their presence would ‘damage house prices’ in the area.The two were among a group offered five figure settlements by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service after claiming they were subjected to a vicious campaign of racist harassment.The payouts come after the service was described in an official report from 2015 as containing “dangerous and pervasive bullying” at every level.The five firefighters had accused Essex Fire and Rescue of repeatedly ignoring reports of racist abuse and harassment and of failing to discipline the perpetrators.The four men and one woman claimed the brigade condoned an atmosphere at work which led to them suffering “psychiatric injury” from “abuse, bullying and acts of harassment”.Court documents reveal claims that an Asian firefighter, called Ajmal Khan, was told to stay in the back of a fire truck with a black colleague, Winston Rollock, because their presence “would bring the house prices down”.In another example of alleged racist bullying firefighters called Mr Khan “P***” and placed bacon and sausages on his plate, forcing him to clean it, and smeared his toast with bacon, knowing he was a Muslim. Mr Rollock, now 53, claimed that Essex Fire and Rescue Service “chose to ignore these terrible events and the treatment of individuals and instead chose to promote the culprits” and that “even if complaints were made, nothing would be done”.Andreas Timotheou, a firefighter of Greek Cypriot origin, also claimed he was treated differently to non-ethnic minority recruits and verbally abused and bullied.An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson refused to comment on the claims or the settlement offer, saying it was a confidential matter, but said: “Inappropriate behaviour is not, and has never been acceptable. We are committed to developing an inclusive culture, where everyone is supported to do their best, free from harm and inappropriate, unprofessional behaviour.”Additional reporting by Clea Skopeliti Ms Edwards, 51, said she had no intention of leaving her job with the service, but added in her witness statement: “I do not think the culture has changed within the Fire Service, notwithstanding the report of Irene Lucas. The changes that have been made are cosmetic ones. Management always plays racism within the Fire Service down.”Jaffer Ibrahim, a firefighter of Turkish Cypriot origin, claimed that following his recruitment in September 2000 he was told by colleagues they didn’t want “any blacks or women” in the service.He claims that training made more difficult for ethnic minority recruits, his food was tampered with and the roof of his car was cut off using specialist equipment.In his witness statement Mr Ibrahim, 43, who was dismissed in December 2009 for playing football outside his fire station and working a second job as a taxi driver without permission, said: “My time . . . was a truly terrible experience and I felt very angry and downtrodden at the way I was being treated.”In his witness statement Mr Rollock said he was subjected to regular racist abuse and harassment, including being told by white firefighters: “We don’t want your type here” and “We have had nothing but trouble since your lot joined”. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has now agreed settlements with the five firefighters understood to be in the region of £20-25,000 each.The case comes after a 2015 report by senior civil servant Irene Lucas e found there was a culture of “dangerous and pervasive bullying and intimidation” within the service which could place employees and the communities they served “at risk”.Lucas’s report stated that “just about every -ism is present: sexism, racism, ageism” and went on to identify a series of management failures.A review carried out the following year found that while some progress had been made, there was still more work to be done in improving the culture of the service.The latest claims date from the early to mid 2000s, before the Lucas report was completed, but raise questions about the extent to which a culture of racist bullying was tolerated within the brigade.Several of the firefighters said the publication of the Lucas report gave them the confidence to come forward and launch their legal action.One of the group, Karen Edwards, who is mixed race, claimed firefighters referred to one particular shift as “the Benetton Watch” because it was where ethnic minority firefighters tended to be assigned. She also claims a firefighter waved a knife in her face and slashed part of her boot during a campaign of bullying and harassment against her which left her feeling “belittled, worthless, upset and small”. read more

NMA has two new supplier members Martin Engineering and IMT

first_imgTwo new supplier members have joined America’s National Mining Association (NMA). Founded in 1944, Martin Engineering provides material handling solutions. Focused on safety, Martin strives to enhance efficiency, improve profitability, reduce costs, and create a cleaner, safer and more productive work environment. Martin offers products and services for surface and underground mining. Iowa Mold Tooling Co (IMT) is a leading manufacturer of mechanics trucks, telescopic cranes, air systems, lubrication trucks, lubrication skids and articulating cranes for the mining market.  IMT provides reliable, long-lasting equipment and incorporates customer needs into each product that is produced. Headquartered in Garner, Iowa, IMT reaches the worldwide mining community.last_img read more

Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule return to Earth

first_imgMay 22 was a milestone for SpaceX. The company successfully managed to launch the Dragon capsule attached to a Falcon 9 rocket. The days that followed were just as exciting and culminated in Dragon docking with the International Space Station (ISS) on May 25.Since then, the astronauts on board the ISS have been busy unloading the capsule’s 500kg of cargo, which included 162 meals, a range of batteries and power supply cables, and the NanoRacks Module 9, to name but a few of the items. There was nothing of critical importance on board as this is just a Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program test flight paving the way for SpaceX to carry out cargo missions in the future.With the capsule emptied, the crew of the ISS filled it back up again with gear that is no longer required on the station. Now that job is complete there’s just one more objective for the Dragon capsule: successfully make the journey back to Earth.Once again, NASA is streaming the whole thing live, and we’ve included that stream for you to watch above. Coverage has already started, but the decoupling from ISS and then the trip back is going to take several hours. If it’s anything like the docking procedure it is sure to suffer several minor delays, too.So far Dragon’s mission has been a huge success. If you consider this is only Dragon’s second flight, it just adds to how impressively the craft and SpaceX have performed. NASA referred to Dragon as passing all its tests “with flying colors,” which bodes very well for the future.Now lets hope for a problem-free return to Earth.last_img read more

Googles Ingress game is an inviteonly cyber adventure

first_imgAt the beginning of November, a handful of people noticed this viral game pop up called the Niantic Project. It didn’t take long to figure out that Google was behind it, and every day since then the rabbit hole has gotten deeper and deeper. The game includes password protected files, Google+ profiles for Google employees that are part of the project, and way more. Now, it appears that this viral game is part of a larger product that Google has been assembling called Ingress.This project appears to be taking the cues from augmented reality games, puzzle games, geocaching, and team0based online gameplay to make a futuristic game where your phone is the center of everything. Teams of players use live maps to hunt for portals, which show up on the game map to be hacked and captured. Outside of the localized mobile view, there’s a global view on desktops that show the whole team in action across the globe.All you need to play is a Android smartphone (iOS is “coming soon”) and the desire to leave your house. Once you’re out wandering, you’ll be in search of things that only other people playing the same game have a clue even exist. For now, you’ll need need an invite code, which can applied for on the game’s website.Google already has a wealth of documentation on their Ingress support page, where it is made clear that they expect the game to be quite popular. There are already clearly defined rules for harassment, troubleshooting, and a basic training section for playing the game. According to multiple sources the invite codes for Ingress will start going out today, and if the promo video is any indicator Google has invested quite a bit of time and energy into making this a lot of fun.Read more on the Ingress websitelast_img read more

Xbox 720 now officially known as the Xbox One

first_imgIn a massive tent somewhere far away from blurry Sony videos, Microsoft took to the stage today and announced what has been commonly referred to as the Xbox 720 – now officially dubbed Xbox OneMicrosoft is coming in last with their official next gen console reveals, with Nintendo’s lackluster Wii U already on shelves and Sony having shown off everything but a clear photo of the PlayStation 4. The new console has been hinted at off and on for the last year. Now that its official, Microsoft officially pushed the rest of the market into the next generation of console gaming. Their new console promises to be an “All in One System” by delivering all of your entertainment.The console itself looks like a large piano black brick, which is a significant change from the bulging Xbox and the slender Xbox 360. The Xbox One almost resembles a TiVo in its shape, and the HDMI passthrough makes it even harder to tell them apart. With a new 64 bit processor architecture, 8GB of RAM, and a new Windows kernel at the core, Microsoft seems to think they have the best in breed with the One. USB 3 for the new Kinect, a new Blu Ray drive, and a 500GB hdd make up the rest of what is under the hood to start. Without knowing exactly what the processor is, the Xbox One certainly seems like a huge bump on paper.Microsoft started the demonstration by confirming a few features of the console. By simply speaking “Xbox, On” the game system came to life. The Kinect was aware, even when technically off. By speaking “Xbox, Watch TV” the console flipped to live TV, which has been piped through the console. You can flip instantly between live TV, games, and music and it is all controllable through your voice. The console is always updated, and Kinect is always listening for your instructions. The new UI for the Xbox One shows off a lot of what we’ve seen from Microsoft so far in Windows 8. Multitasking with fly in screens allow you to have any app take up a right hand quarter of the screen. This can be used during any part of the Xbox, just like Metro Windows 8. Microsoft has their own guide for navigating the television, and allows voice controls for hunting through channels or shows. If you’re familiar with Microsoft’s voice controls and Metro UI, everything looks and feels very familiar. In every way, this is an all new Xbox. It looks like Microsoft has done all the right things to get people really excited about the console, and the Xbox One will absolutely be a leader in the next generation of goming.last_img read more

TheJournalie Pub Quiz 2017 Round 7

first_img What is the name of this sheep? Leper in the Backfield 1.6 million Apr 15th 2017, 8:30 PM The man on the right is the current Dr Who. What’s his name? Share Tweet Email2 Which of these WON’T you remember Troy McClure from? Here Comes the Coast Guard Answer all the questions to see your result! Which one is Dec? Share your result: TheJournal.ie Pub Quiz 2017: Round 7 This week: TV. “P” is for Psycho New Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding was a lead on which comedy show? 2001 The Black Lion 2003 Peter Capaldi Matt Smith The Wolfpack The IT Crowd The Smartest Pig In Cleveland Share 2000 1.4 million Share your result: Morkman The Late Late Toy Show was Ireland’s top programme last year. How many people watched? The President’s Neck is Missing Share Chris 1.7 million Tweet Moleman When did Glenroe end? The Wolfhound Monkman Left Short URL Tweet Del Boy took his fall at a cocktail bar. Where did he and Rodney normally drink in Only Fools and Horses? The Verdict Was Mail Fraud Top Dog! David Tennant Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Right Share What is the name of the pub in Emmerdale? What are ewe doing?center_img You scored out of ! 1.5 million Pawsitively perfect. Saturday 15 Apr 2017, 8:30 PM The Mighty Boosh Steve This man became an internet sensation after an appearance on University Challenge. What’s his surname? You scored out of ! The Nag’s Head Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddd. Flippin’ good! Shell of a bad effort. PHONES AWAY (UNLESS you’re reading on it), funny team names in.Let’s move on to television.See earlier rounds here. Fargo Share You scored out of ! The Horse and Hound The Fast Show Chris Ecclestone The Wellpack The Queen’s Arms You scored out of ! Share your result: 2002 Share your result: Sean Tweet The Boatjacking of Supership 7 Fintastic! 38,303 Views Tweet The Woolpack Almost purrfect! 25 Comments The Revenge of Abe Lincoln Share Share your result: Turtle-y awful! Tweet You scored out of ! Little Britain Clever Cat! By Paul Hosford Alien Nose Job http://jrnl.ie/3338513 Muckman They Came to Burgle Carnegie Halllast_img read more

Eight arrested over bogus marriages in Patra

first_imgPolice in Patra have arrested eight people and are seeking another four in connection to alleged bogus marriages that were used to help migrants obtain residence permits.One Greek man, four Greek women, two Nigerian men and one Nigerian woman were arrested in the port city.Police are also on the lookout for another Greek man and men from Nigeria, Afghanistan and Senegal.The gang allegedly paid Greek women up to 500 euros to marry illegal immigrants or to claim that they were the fathers of their children.The suspects face charges of forming a criminal gang, fraud and making false declarations.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Boeing workers approve 4year contract extension

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — Applause and cheers rang out after Unionized Boeing Machinists voted overwhelmingly to approve a four-year contract extension — a deal that grants the company labor peace and likely ends a federal complaint that had become a hot topic for Republican presidential candidates.Boeing promised that if workers approved the pact, the company would build the new version of the popular 737 in the Puget Sound region, while the Machinists said they’d drop their allegations that Boeing opened a nonunion assembly plant in South Carolina in retaliation for previous strike.“This contract signifies jobs throughout the Northwest, throughout the region,” said the union’s aerospace coordinator, Mark Blondin. “The message of this contract is … Boeing is acknowledging we have the deepest pool of skilled aerospace workers in the country.”Dozens union members sounded their approval with cheers Wednesday night as Tom Wroblewski, president of Machinists District Lodge 751, announced that 74 percent of voting members chose to approve the deal.The union represents 28,000 workers in Washington, Oregon and Kansas.Machinists went on strike in 2005 and 2008. The latter strike helped delay delivery of Boeing’s first 787, costing the company dearly.“This contract will help secure a better future for our employees, our customers, our communities and our company,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “It reflects an effort on the part of the company and the union to find a better way to work together and achieve common ground.”last_img read more

CTran approves new union contract

first_imgThe C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a four-year employment contract for its represented supervisors and analysts.The agreement gives the newly formed union group wage increases for at least the next two years. Supervisors will receive an average pay increase of 4.7 percent both years. Analysts’ pay will increase by an average of 4.7 percent the first year, and 5.3 percent the second year, according to C-Tran. Pay will be negotiated for years three and four of the contract.Prior to the agreement, the group had not received a pay increase since January 2009.The C-Tran analyst/supervisor group, represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, includes 22 employees — 19 supervisors and three analysts.C-Tran’s represented supervisors are paid a monthly salary of $5,089 to $6,134, or about $61,000 to $73,600 per year. Analysts make $19.67 to $31.17 per hour, or about $41,000 to $65,000 per year.The contract was approved by a 6-3 vote. Clark County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke and Washougal City Council member Connie Jo Freeman voted no.last_img read more

1 of 3 brothers suspected of shooting mechanic in Pembroke Park appears

first_imgWitnesses said the dispute was over the bill of an auto repair.Reid faces a manslaughter charge and is being held on $100,000 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PEMBROKE PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Deputies suspect three brothers to be behind a shooting in Pembroke Pines that left two dead, and one of the siblings appeared in court on Thursday morning.Jemar Devonte Reid, 20, was arrested after he was allegedly involved in a shooting at Dwayne’s Body Shop, located on the 2400 block of Southwest 31st Avenue, Tuesday night that left his brother and a mechanic dead.According to officials, Reid and his siblings Kamar and Davieon Reid got into a confrontation with a mechanic before a shooting ensued.The three brothers were all shot and drove to a nearby Broward Sheriff’s Office Substation to seek medical assistance.Deputies were made aware of the shop where the shooting occurred, and after arriving on scene they located a deceased male, only identified as the mechanic.The three brothers were transported to Memorial Regional Hospital, where Davieon Reid was later pronounced dead.Detectives continue to investigate what led to the shooting. last_img read more

NASA discovers killer asteroid larger than Mt Everest on collision course may

first_img[Representational image]Creative CommonsNASA, the United States space agency has discovered a dangerous asteroid that could wipe out half the life on earth by 2027. Initial analysis carried out by experts at NASA reveal that the killer asteroid is larger than the Mount Everest, and it is currently traveling across space at a speed of more than 52,000 miles per hour.NASA’s asteroid-tracking unit has named this rogue space body 4953 (1990 MU), and they claimed that this menace from deep space has a diameter of about six miles. If calculations are right, this giant space body will fly past Earth on numerous occasions within the next couple of years, and it will make its closest approach on June 6, 2027. On this day, this asteroid will come as close as 2.9 million miles away from the earth, and this distance is very small in astronomical terms.Considering the gigantic size of this asteroid, an impact of any kind could cause devastation on a global scale. Experts believe that certain factors in space could actually increase the chances of the earth being hit by this rogue space body. One such factor that could affect the original trajectory of the asteroid is a gravitational keyhole. It should be noted that the gravitational keyhole is an area in space where rogue space bodies get affected by the gravitational pull of nearby planets. If this asteroid passes through this keyhole, there are possibilities that it could plummet right into the earth causing massive devastation.A few months back, Dr Iain McDonald, a top scientist at the Cardiff University’s school of earth and ocean sciences had suggested that the earth will face catastrophe due to a doomsday asteroid in the future. As per McDonald, devastating asteroid hits are not confined to the past, and it will happen in the future also.In order to combat these threats from deep space, NASA is developing a planetary defense weapon that aims to nudge asteroids from their original trajectory. Experts reveal that NASA is planning to hit asteroids using a large spacecraft, and it will help them to change the collision trajectory of the asteroid.last_img read more