Rad Wont Change Your Mind About Roguelikes

first_imgStay on target People can’t seem to get enough of roguelikes these days. Titles like Dead Cells and Enter the Gungeon won the attention of both players and critics in recent years. While that’s great, I’m not one of these folks. Dying and losing all of my progress in a video game isn’t my idea of fun. Randomly generated levels and power-ups aren’t my thing either. With that said, I’m always willing to give new roguelikes a shot in hopes I’ll finally see the appeal. One of the latest entries in the genre is Double Fine’s Rad. If you’re a fan of roguelikes, you’re going to love this quirky title. If you’re not a fan, Rad won’t change your mind.Rad takes place in a colorful wasteland which suffered not one, but two apocalyptic disasters. Humanity struggles to survive in a new world overrun with dangerous mutants. As one of the survivors, your mission is to venture out into “The Fallow” and find a power source to help mankind reclaim dominance over the earth. Though Rad has a central narrative, it isn’t the game’s focus. It’s all about going out into the wastes and seeing how long you can survive for.Thanks to the randomly generated environments, no two playthroughs are ever the same. Yes, you’ll see the same assets each time, but never in the same configuration. You start your adventure with a simple baseball bat to beat mutants over the head (or tentacles) with. As you dispatch foes you’ll gain different mutant abilities. Sometimes you’ll grow a tail, other times a boomerang arm. You’ll find VHS tapes and floppy disks to trade in for items and boosts.Controls are tight and responsive. Smashing mutants with a bat feels great, as does rolling away from attacks. Traversing by jumping to different platforms or elevation levels works well for the most part, though your character can feel “weighty” sometimes. I never got to a point where I felt I had to fight against the controls. You have no control over the camera, but the fixed camera does a good job of showing you all of the action. There were points when I couldn’t see enemies, but instances like that were rare. Mechanically speaking, there’s little to complain about.Like most roguelikes, you’ll have to worry about permadeath. If you die during your adventure, you’ll lose all of your progress and have to start over from scratch. Certain boosts and modifiers carry over across playthroughs. Being able to buy better equipment and weapons on subsequent playthroughs makes things a bit easier. But the vast majority of your work is undone upon death. This feature is the biggest point of contention for those (like myself) who aren’t into roguelikes. Playing for hours only to lose everything you’ve earned is a huge bummer. On the flip side, the threat of losing everything ensures you play carefully and strategically.Make no mistake, Rad is a punishing, difficult game. There is no hand-holding. You’re thrown into the world and forced to figure things out on your own. That means dying. A lot. Much of your survival comes down to pure dumb luck. Sometimes you’ll get a beneficial mutation that lets you attack from afar. Other times you’ll get bat wings — which are great for traversal but not-so-great for combat. Some stage layouts make progressing to new areas easy while others make it tricky to find one’s way. Many players will appreciate the luck aspect as it adds an air of unpredictability. I found it more frustrating than fun, especially when you’re prematurely cut down during an otherwise excellent run.The best part of Rad is its 80s-inspired art design. The world oozes (pun intended) bright, vibrant neon colors. This includes not only the environment but the very enemies. You’ll find CRT TVs and arcade cabinets at every turn. Even the soundtrack is appropriately 80s with its synth-pop tunes. You can even take things further by adding a CRT graphical filter in the options menu. The scan lines and blurry screen edges almost make Rad look like a game from the 80s. As a child of the era, I am a huge fan of Rad’s overall presentation. It’s like watching Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Back to the Future, and The Goonies all at once.Rad has great controls, an addictive gameplay loop, and some truly awesome 80s aesthetics. Double Fine doesn’t reinvent the wheel with this title. What it does is deliver a game that contains everything folks love about the genre. Though I appreciate what Rad does, I can’t say it won me over. The random nature of the procedurally generated environments and ever-present permadeath are things I can’t get past. Despite that, it is a very well-constructed roguelike experience. If you’re curious about the genre or are a fan of it, Rad is worth trying out.Get Rad from the Humble StoreMore on Geek.com:‘Erica’ Successfully Brings FMV Games to the Modern Age‘DC Universe Online’ Soars on Nintendo Switch‘Greedfall’ Brings New Life o Western RPGs These Are the Games You Should Play This Month last_img read more

NXT announcer Alex Reyes Alex Del Barrio released by WWE this week

first_img Cesaro Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest Videos Articles NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action May 19, 2016 at 12:40 am Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Wrestling Gawd Facebook Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next 7 months? didn’t really get a fair shot Kurt Angle Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Wayne Martin Videos Articles Alex Reyes, who was hired by WWE last October and was an announcer for the NXT brand, was released by WWE on Wednesday according to a report by PWInsider.com.Reyes, real name Alex Del Barrio, was a lifelong wrestling fan and revealed in an interview on WWE.com that he had been sending demo materials to the company since 2004 while attending Boston University.He spent time working with Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling promotion and in Lone Star Championship Wrestling prior to signing with WWE. Reyes seemed to confirm the reports with a simple thank you tweet today.Reyes joins Rich Brennan and Kyle Edwards as recent announcer cuts by WWE.#ThankYou— Alex Del Barrio (@AlexReyesWWE) May 18, 2016 Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 May 18, 2016 at 9:32 pm 2 COMMENTS Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) perhaps he requested it. Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Comments are closed.last_img read more

Chris Hero likely heading back to WWE according to multiple reports Hero

first_imgFacebook Now Playing Up Next I heard he was the first option for Reigns role in The Shield Alexandru WhatsApp I wonder how that would’ve went. unknown Seth Rollins Steven Herrera JFJ Google+ Why did they let him go in the first place and why do they want him back now. Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It December 12, 2016 at 2:45 pm Yeah, I wonder if they let him keep “Chris Hero” since they have another wrestler with the initials “KO”. Roman Reigns is in Remission Pinterest December 12, 2016 at 2:46 pm Will he keep the weight down this time? Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems December 12, 2016 at 9:44 am unknown Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR December 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm If he used Kassius Ohno, it wouldn’t be the first time WWE had two wrestlers with the same initials on the roster simultaneously. From 2008 – 2010 Tommy Dreamer and Ted DiBiase Jr. were both in WWE. December 12, 2016 at 7:18 am 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next December 12, 2016 at 9:23 am December 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm JFJ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img 12 COMMENTS Videos Articles I heard this guy was friends with cm punk Comments are closed. TheCyberZon Alexandru December 12, 2016 at 7:26 am CenaLife goddessroleplay And his ring name? Chris Hero, who was signed by WWE and worked under the name Kassius Ohno from 2012-2013 as part of FCW and later NXT, is reportedly heading back to the company.According to multiple wrestling media reports on Sunday, Hero is expected to make a return to WWE in 2017. He was cut by WWE in 2013 and remained active on the independent wrestling scene ever since his release from the company.A report by The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online stated that Hero (Chris Spradlin) would likely be undergoing medical testing in preparation for an offer from WWE to return. Hero had not been taking a lot of bookings in 2017 leading to speculation. He was not denying the story about a return to WWE, but not addressing it per PWInsider.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list December 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm Twitter Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Yeah but the “KO” is far more a part of Owens’ gimmick than “TD” ever was for those two. NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action He was,indeed, as seen here. Now Playing Up Next December 12, 2016 at 2:49 pm Steven Herrera WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events JFJ Videos Articles December 12, 2016 at 3:25 pm Anyway i think he’s better than Reigns Kurt Angle December 12, 2016 at 3:44 pm True. I was just pointing out that they have had wrestlers with the same initials on the roster simultaneously. Another example of shared initials is John Morrison and Josh Matthews who were both on the WWE roster from 2002-2011. Matthews started out as wrestler before becoming an announcer. The KO was also a big part of the Kassius Ohno gimmick. One of his finishers was a discus elbow called The KO. Cesarolast_img read more

1213 WWE 205 Live Preview Rich Swann vs TJ Perkins main events

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp It was taped last night because WWE will be taping Tribute to the Troops after Smackdown Live tonight. Facebook Now Playing Up Next WWE 205 Live takes place tonight on WWE Network at 10:00 PM ET (9:00 CT).Due to the tapings for the Tribute to the Troops special airing Wednesday on USA Network that will take place prior to Smackdown Live tonight, 205 Live was taped prior to last night’s RAW TV tapings in Philadelphia, so it will not be a live broadcast this evening.WWE 205 Live PreviewScheduled for tonight is WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann vs. TJ Perkins in a non-title Match, plus Lince Dorado vs. Mustafa Ali and Jack Gallagher vs. Drew Gulak.Wrestleview.com will have a recap of 205 Live later tonight once it goes off the air.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Says Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion returns to Impact at Thursday night’s TV taping Google+center_img WWE 205 Live Results – 10/3/18 (Kalisto vs. TJP and Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher this week) Velvet Sky Moonsaves Videos Articles Comments are closed. December 13, 2016 at 10:07 am 2 COMMENTS Twitter Now Playing Up Next 205 Taped Live? JFJ December 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm WWE comments on Lince Dorado suffering injury, Another 205 Live star possibly injured Is WWE Losing Its Audience?last_img read more

723 WWE RAW Preview Stephanie McMahon to make historic announcement tonight

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Google+ WWE RAW is live tonight from Cincinnati, Ohio.Scheduled for tonight’s show is Stephanie McMahon making a “historic announcement.” WWE.com hasn’t officially hinted at what the announcement will involve.Also advertised for the show is Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley with the winner earning a shot at Brock Lesnar and the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Plus, The B-Team defends the RAW Tag Team Championships against Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt.Wrestleview.com will have live RAW coverage tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT). WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 center_img Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon honored with 2019 Worldz Titan Award WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

WWE pretaping episodes of RAW and Smackdown Live for the next two

first_img Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Velvet Sky Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte center_img WWE will be taping television ahead of time due to the Christmas Eve/Christmas and New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day holidays over the next two weeks.RAW will be airing live tonight from Sacramento and the company plans to tape at least two hours of additional footage to air next Monday night for Christmas Eve (December 24). The expectation is that they will be pre-taping a lot of footage as well.Smackdown will air live tomorrow night from Fresno, with tapings for next week’s show falling on Christmas (December 25) taking place afterwards. We have not received official word on how they plan to handle 205 Live and Main Event tapings.Regarding the New Year’s holiday, WWE will be taping RAW on December 28 in Detroit to air on December 31. The company will also be taping Smackdown Live on December 29 in Pittsburgh to air the following week on January 1.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27last_img read more

Off Beat Ted Van Arsdol put human faces on global conflict

first_imgAs a longtime Columbian reporter, Ted Van Arsdol had a knack for writing about people in our community.Van Arsdol died a week ago, leaving behind a wealth of writing. But even in the history of his Army outfit, which included pivotal events of World War II, he could put a human face on global conflict.In a Columbian piece that ran in 2014, following the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Van Arsdol described how Yankee ingenuity could trump German discipline — and how a sergeant invaded Normandy while packing a briefcase.The sergeant’s landing craft didn’t get close enough to shore, so he jumped in. He couldn’t swim. He flailed around, calling for help as papers floated away from his briefcase.A member of Van Arsdol’s unit jumped into the water. Then everybody realized that the “hero” wasn’t trying to save the sergeant: All that paper in the briefcase was a shipment of French francs, and the rescuer was trying to save the money.By April 1945, the 535th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion was processing POWs and had more German prisoners than they could handle — in one truck, at least.last_img read more

Some roads turn icy as precipitation arrives

first_imgForecast icy rain fell began falling in earnest on the already snowbound and frozen roads of Clark County this afternoon, leading to slick conditions and multiple vehicle crashes as the storm began to settle over the area.Freezing rain dumped on parts of Vancouver and Southwest Washington along the Columbia River in the afternoon and early evening. Otherwise most of Southwest Washington and the Vancouver metro area were hit with heavy regular rain. Roads will be treacherous and widespread power outages and tree damage are possible.Roughly three-tenths of an inch of rain had fallen at Pearson Field from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.The weather service had reports of a quarter-inch of ice accumulations in Camas at around 3:30 p.m. and a quarter-inch at Pearson Field as of 5:30 p.m.The storm warning is set to expire at 10 p.m., when temperatures are finally forecast to rise above freezing for the first time in days. As is frequently the case with ice storms, the Columbia River Gorge will get the most ice and it will last there the longest. Areas near the gorge, such as Washougal, will also be hit hard.Meteorologists say the Vancouver metro area could get a quarter to half-inch of ice accumulations through tonight. Areas east of Interstate 205 could get between three-quarters and an inch of accumulated ice.  The central Columbia River Gorge could get two inches of ice or more.last_img read more

Apartment complex ablaze in citys second twoalarm fire in a day

first_imgA fire damaged eight units at an east Vancouver apartment complex Thursday evening, and scorched homes on the other side of some bordering arborvitae.The fire was reported at 6:04 p.m. at Madison Park Apartments, 12901 N.E. 28th St., in Vancouver’s Landover-Sharmel neighborhood, as firefighters were still on scene of a multiple-house fire near Clark College.Vancouver firefighter Raymond Egan said as one engine crew was on its way to the fire, it spotted a tall black column of smoke, so they called for more help.They arrived to find one of the apartment buildings on fire, he said.The fire damaged eight units between two buildings. Two houses on the back side of the building were also exposed to fire, he said.Residents reported that flames appeared to have spread from one building to another through vegetation.After about an hour, the fire was reported under control at about 7 p.m.last_img read more

Press Talk Desk cleaning treasures

first_imgLou Brancaccio is The Columbian’s editor emeritus. His column of personal opinion appears the first Saturday of every month. Reach him at lounews1@gmail.com. Wait. What?Are you telling me it’s been a year since I stepped down as editor of The Columbian? And the paper is going strong? And virtually no one — except maybe that one guy who liked to regularly call and swear — misses me? Well, I’m also pretty sure all those political types — to whom I wrote love letters in my weekly column — they must miss me too. Right?But I digress. This column really isn’t about my being gone a year. It’s about what I was forced to do when I left. No dramatic pause required here. What I had to do a year ago was clean up the 20 years’ worth of mess I had accumulated in my office. (Sorry about that, boss.)As I was throwing stuff out by the can full I suddenly stopped and began to ponder. (Hint to future retirees: Pondering becomes a full-time job.) Some of this stuff is like (now is the time for a dramatic pause) a time capsule!I began looking more closely at my, ah, artifacts and saved a few items for your viewing pleasure. Let’s begin.The chart from hellBy now, everyone knows the struggle newspapers face. The business model that served the industry for a couple of hundred years is broken. But 15 years ago , then-advertising director Bernie Schultz might have hit on the Holy Grail of solutions.We were at our yearly retreat. Back then, things were going pretty well, but we always were looking for ways to improve. When it was Bernie’s turn, he calmly walked up to the easel with a marker in hand and began to outline his proposal.last_img read more

Care 4 Gambia Continues Nationwide Donation

first_imgBY HATAB NYANG‘Care 4 Gambia’ is a Holland based donor foundation that has been donating to needy Gambians since 2014. The foundation donated medical items to Gunjur Health Facility (GHF) on Thursday 15th November  2018.Maruke Holtland, proprietress and president of the foundation in her speech, said the items donated include medicines, bandages, creams, baby clothes etc., to GHC and some football gears to Gunjur Inclusion Football Academy (GIFA); that this is not their first time of donating to GHF. She said they donate medical items to GHF almost three times every year.Madam Toos Kuipers, the Secretary of the foundation on her part, elaborated that they have been donating to needy Gambians particularly this year. She said they have been paying teachers’ salaries at ‘Fayunku’ Nursery School (FNS) in Gunjur, for three years now, as well as giving out School bags and uniform to every child of the School. She said they carried out some work on the School’s playground including some classrooms.Buba Badjie, a native of Gunjur and country representative for ‘Care 4 Gambia’, said the foundation has helped many needy Gambians; that among some of their activities is giving out bags of rice and medicines to needy families, paying School fees for needy children, and paying teachers’ salaries etc. He said last week, they were in Kunting in the Central River Region (CRR), where they donated medical items worth D65,000 (sixty five thousand dalasi).last_img read more

Wenger The timing was not really my decision

first_imgArsene Wenger has admitted that the timing of him announcing his decision to leave Arsenal at the end of the season was not his choiceThe Frenchman announced last Friday that he will be stepping down from his managerial position at Arsenal, after 22 years.In a pre-match press conference for Arsenal’s first leg against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League, the 68-year-old was reluctant to discuss the decision in much detail but gave a short response.“The timing was not really my decision,” said Wenger, according to Sky Sports.“For the rest, I have spoken about it already.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Regardless of his future plans, Wenger insists that he remains fully focused on Arsenal’s campaign.“At the moment no because I am doing my job, I keep my routine and I am focused on what I have to do.” insisted Wenger.“You will feel sorry for me when I don’t work. But, at the moment I work like ever.“You are never sure you are doing the right thing but life is interesting because you have to deal with different situations.”The outgoing Arsenal manager only has six games in charge of the Premier League side, with Atletico on Thursday coming up first.last_img read more

Hirving Lozano to settle future after World Cup

first_imgJesus Lozano, the father Mexico World Cup star Hirving Lozano says that interest from Barcelona for his son is at an early stage as Lozano will wait until after the World Cup tournament before deciding his future.Lozano who scored 17 goals in 29 league matches for PSV last season, ended the campaign as their top scorer as they won the Eredivisie title.“There have been contacts, but right now there’s nothing concrete,” Jesus Lozano said in an interview with  ESPN when asked about reported interest.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“I think after the World Cup it will be clear if he stays at PSV or leaves for another team”The 22-year-old Lozano has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League side Everton, where he would be reunited with former PSV executive Marcel Brands, who moved to Goodison Park this summer.However, his impressive performances at the World Cup could potentially open up a bidding war for his services.last_img read more

Former Brazils FA president has been jailed

first_imgJose Maria Marin was found guilty of corruption in the FIFA Gate scandal and will spend four years in a United States jailInvestigations and trials for the FIFA Gate scandal continue in the United States.This Wednesday, as reported by SBS, one more former football president has been jailed.Ex-Brazil’s Football Federation Jose Maria Marin was found guilty in a Brooklyn federal court of corruption.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.The former Brazil chairman will spend less than four years in jail, after already serving 13 months.The defense cited the 86-year-old’s advanced age and poor health.Just four years ago Marin was giving Manuel Neuer the FIFA World Cup trophy in Brazil.He is one of many accused of accepting bribes in the FIFA Gate scandal.last_img read more

Donnarumma Sassuolo win can spur Milan on

first_imgAC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma confirms the win over Sassuolo could change the course of their season after a difficult start to the campaign.The Rossoneri had been on a poor run of form coupled with injury problems to key players, but they stepped up their game and dispatched the Emilians 4-1.“The win over Sassuolo gives us a morale boost, after a period which wasn’t great,” Donnarumma admitted, speaking to Football Italia.“We handled the match very well; it wasn’t easy because they’re a good team who play good football but now we can enjoy this win.“There are moments during a game when you have to hang on and just stay in it, where you need to fight together and not concede.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We were good at doing that, and we were clinical up-front too and were able to win the game.“I want to thank the fan because they were wonderful throughout the match, even during the warm-up, and we hope to keep going like this.“The Sassuolo game could be a turning point, we’re just taking it game-by-game, and we’ll keep working as we’ve been doing.“Now there’s the Europa League, then the league again on Sunday and then we’ll have a little rest.”last_img read more

Kempes defends Messi from Maradonas comments

first_imgWorld Cup hero for Argentina, Mario Alberto Kempes, came out in Lionel Messi’s defense after Diego Maradona came after him last weekend.In Argentina’s football history there are many heroes, but the nation only has two men who are World Cup heroes as Diego Maradona and Mario Alberto Kempes.But for many who don’t agree with Diego’s comments from last weekend, Lionel Messi is also a great hero for Argentina and they defend him despite not being able to win a major trophy with his national team.Kempes who won the 1978 World Cup practically by himself, completely disapproves of Diego Maradona’s rough criticism against Lionel Messi from last Friday.The former striker who now works as an ESPN pundit, came out in a program from his network to defend the FC Barcelona player from Maradona’s attacks and called out Diego for being unpatriotic after the heinous things he said about Lío.“Nadie le dijo nada por perder la final del Mundial del ‘90”¡Kempes manda duro mensaje a Maradona y defiende a Messi! #Imperdible 😱 🔥https://t.co/8ZJIULgzRm— Futbol Picante (@futpicante) October 15, 2018“Every single time Diego opens his mouth it’s a huge problem because he has never shown respect for anybody, and everybody always respected him during his time as a player,” said Kempes on ESPN Argentina.“Nobody told him anything for losing the World Cup final back in 1990. Lionel Messi is the best player in the world right now.”“We all have to feel grateful that he plays for Argentina and he was born there. Diego Maradona’s time is long gone, he is not exactly the biggest example as a human being to be spitting poison the was he did.”“Sometimes you need to keep your mouth shut and enjoy what we have. In football sometimes you lose, and sometimes you win.”“But there is a part of the media who just write their stories as a way of applauding everything he says, and that’s wrong in my opinion,” he concluded.Messi or Maradona? Why choose from that golden pair when Argentina have boasted so many stars over the years! pic.twitter.com/t1zmPryldG— Goal (@goal) October 15, 2018The world divided between Maradona and MessiAfter Diego’s harsh comments about Messi on Fox Sports, the whole football world got divided over who is a better player between the two.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.While there are compelling arguments for both, there is no question that Messi is not very liked in Argentine because of the failed attempts to win the World Cup or Copa America trophies between 2014 and 2016.But looking at the whole process between those years, we can easily conclude that Messi has reached even more finals than Maradona did with Argentina.The only difference between the two players is that Diego did win the one he played in 1986, but he lost another one in 1990.Messi on the other hand, did dominate South American football in the international level by getting to play three consecutive finals but losing all of them.Is this your “leader”?pic.twitter.com/hZrhgOIUSS— Rohan (@Rohandinho_) October 13, 2018When we talk about club level there is no contest, Lionel Messi beats Maradona by a landslide but people give Diego more credit for what he did with SSC Napoli during the decade of the 80’s.However, there is no way of knowing how the two players would’ve performed if Diego had played for a bigger club during his prime.We can also mention their style of play similarities, as they have a very unique way of dribbling that is exclusive for players of their physical characteristics but Maradona does have a slight advantage when it comes to creativity and boldness when they faced truly competitive opponents.While Messi does beat Maradona in stats by a lot, Diego always had that extra magic factor that made people love him to the point of creating a church with his name on it.Of that long list of players, I will have to limit it to only the legends of the game and/or Messi’s rivals for the purposes of this thread.I’ll cut straight to the point. The Top 3 in the GOAT of football debate are Messi, Maradona, and Pele. pic.twitter.com/M5cqSJJW3N— Futbol Of Messi (@FutbolOfMessi) September 17, 2018For you, who is a better player between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Saha belives Mourinho can make Manchester United great again

first_imgThe former Red Devils striker thinks that the Portuguese manager has the “quality and pedigree” to lead the club forwardManchester United is currently sitting in the 8th position of the English Premier League table.The team has 20 points, 12 behind leader Manchester City.But for former Red Devils striker Louis Saha, the team can still get back on track with Jose Mourinho at the helm.“He is definitely someone who can do that,” Saha told Sky Sports.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“He has got the quality, the pedigree, there is nothing wrong with that. We make mistakes as humans and he has done it. He is a grown man and he will identify where he has to improve.”“He doesn’t have as much margin to do it but the club have identified they need to be stable to be consistent,” he explained.“It is all about results. If you win you get time if you don’t.”“The mentality of [Paul] Pogba has been challenged sometimes by the manager. It is really hard to put your finger on what happened,” he added.“But the guy is an immense player with a lot of quality and people will always talk about him.”last_img read more

Ballack tips Petr Cech for a successful managerial career

first_imgNow that it’s going to be official by the end of the season, Michael Ballack expects Petr Cech to pursue a managerial career after his retirement.The announcement of retirement that Petr Cech made earlier this year was a shock to a lot of people, but former teammate Michael Ballack is already looking ahead of his friend’s career and expects it to take a desired turn into a manager’s role.Although it may still be early to talk about this in detail as we have no idea what Cech would prefer doing after he hangs up his boots, the German Chelsea legend was very adamant on describing the best qualities that the goalkeeper has that can help him become a world-class manager.For starters, Cech has gone through several moments of adversity during his career as a goalkeeper and that has shaped his strength of character and mentality.Petr also speaks several languages, which is something that has proved remarkable for any manager who hopes to coach any major club in European football.The goalkeeper also has a huge legend on his shoulders to rely on when he has to deal with top players in any squad, nobody would dare to doubt his career as a professional and that has proven to work very well with the players of the new generation.It’s almost as if the manager’s seat was calling for Petr Cech once he goes through the proper studies, at least that’s what Michael Ballack thinks.Cech will make a good manager – Ballack – https://t.co/9sgQPeALtm pic.twitter.com/vbhSxIfXKu— Official_footballmeal (@OFootballmeal) January 24, 2019“He’s a very nice guy and comfortable team-mate. He speaks a lot of languages, so Petr had a good connection to a lot of players,” Ballack told Omnisport via Four Four Two.“He was a very important person for the atmosphere in the dressing room. He had a great personality and was a big leader with a natural authority.”“The team accepted him, because of his appearance and his performances. With his retirement, football is losing a big personality. I’m sure that he will be staying in football, because he’s always thinking a lot about this sport. Petr will influence football with his big influence.”“I remember that he had two brutal injuries. One was during a game, when he got hit by a knee on his head,” Ballack said.“The result was a very heavy head injury. Cech is still playing with a head protection and has a plate in his head. It was unbelievable how he dealt with this mentally.”“Just after that he had a brutal injury in training, when he got studs in his face. He didn’t hold back in this situation without any fear.”“He got big cuts in his lower lip. With a surgery, this was covered pretty well. For me as a teammate, it was brutal to see how a goalkeeper is suffering two heavy injuries in a very short period.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He dealt with this so well mentally. It’s impressive what you can achieve with mentality and positivity.”🏆 4 x Premier League🏆 4 x FA Cup🏆 3 x League Cup🏆 1 x Europa League🏆 1 x Champions League@PetrCech, a true Chelsea legend. 👏— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 15, 2019Petr Cech has been a major influence for English football in the modern era, he is considered one of the best goalkeepers in Premier League history and had a long successful career at Chelsea where he won most of his accolades.The traumatic head injury was sustained when he was defending the Blues’ colors, something that has marked his career forever and even improved him as a player in many different ways.Today, Cech is playing his last games as a professional goalkeeper for Arsenal FC, he hopes his retirement can come with a trophy but he may not have to hold his breath for that one.Regardless of how Petr’s career will end, there are still other options to consider and becoming a professional manager could very well be one of them.We will be eager to know what the Czech goalkeeper decides in the end, he may follow Michael Ballack’s advice or he may just decide to go on a completely different path.At this point, only Petr Cech knows what will happen to him after this season.”The squad is good, but not good enough for the top”In an exclusive interview, Michael Ballack gives us his verdict on Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri#CFC play Tottenham tomorrow in the second leg of their #CarabaoCup semi-final⚽️ pic.twitter.com/sOYe381vSi— Omnisport (@OmnisportNews) January 23, 2019What do you expect Petr Cech to do after he hangs up his boots? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

National Heritage Day Month Schedule of Events

first_img National Heritage Month ends Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks 7 Caicos Islands Government Press Release, 02 Oct 2014 – National Heritage Day / Month Schedule of Events1.The Salt Festival: Grand: Turk & Salt Cay. October 4th & 5th2.The Seafood Festival: South Caicos. October 11th & 12th* National Heritage Day: October 13th.*3.The Sponge, Cotton & Sisal Festival: Middle & North Caicos. 18th & 19th4. The Maritime Festival: Providenciales. October 25th & 26thZone One: Grand Turk & Salt Cay. October 5th & 6th.The Salt FestivalDay One – Day Time: Grand Turk & Salt Cay will host the ‘Salt Fest’. Salt Caywill host a Cultural Day at the Salt Shed. This cultural day includes a beach picnic,cultural games, performances and Ripsaw music. Two special scheduled boat ferrybetween Grand Turk and Salt Cay has been arranged to allow easy access to theisland during that day.Day One – Afternoon ~ Evening: Grand Turk will host a Traditional Fair startingat 2pm with a Salt Festival performances of song, skits and poems by studentsalong with music from DJ Shakes cumulating with a Band Boys V6 concert. Thisevent is free to the public at the Library Tennis Court. Vendors will be on site toprovide food & drinks.Day Two – Day Time: On Sunday, October 5th, all churches in Grand Turk & SaltCay are invited to observe and dedicate some aspects of their service to the topic ofculture and heritage and its role in religion. At Noon the the longest performinggospel group in the Turks and Caicos Islands, The Gospel Pioneers, will put on amatinee concert in Salt Cay at the Salt Shed. Two special scheduled boat ferry toand from Salt Cay has been arranged to allow easy access to the island during thatday.Day Two – Evening: The evening will see a Gospel Concert by the GospelPioneers at the Library stage along with and a number of Grand Turk Praise &Worship groups. This event is free to the public. Vendors will be on site to providefood & drinks.Zone Two: South Caicos. October 11th & 12th.The Seafood FestDay One – Day Time: On Saturday, October 11th. South Caicos will host the‘Seafood Fest’, which will take place at Regatta Village. The focus will be onTraditional Turks & Caicos Cuisine. The highlight will be a ‘Cook Out Best DishCompetition’. Contestants will compete in five categories, Best Boil Fish, LobsterNational Heritage Day / Month Schedule of EventsDish, Fry Fish, Stew Conch & Conch Fritters. Other activities include a Culture &Heritage Quiz, Maypole Dance performances and Ripsaw music by Full Force.Day One – Evening: Events will include an awards ceremony for the ‘Best Dish’competition along with continued performance by Full Force.Day Two – Daytime: On Sunday, October 12th, all churches in South Caicos areinvited to observe and dedicate some aspects of their service to the topic of cultureand heritage and its role in religion.Day Two – Evening: The evening will see a Gospel Concert by “The GospelPioneers” along side South Caicos best Praise and Worship teams. This event willbe held once again at the Regatta Village and is free to the public. Vendors will beon site to provide food & drinks.Monday October 13th. National Heritage DayPublic HolidayThe First Ever Simultaneous Nation Wide Flag & Float ParadesAll the Islands are to celebrate National Heritage Day (NHD) on Monday October13th. This will include all schools, government departments and government theprivate sector and the people of Turks & Caicos. At 3 pm. there will beSimultaneous Nation Wide “Flag & Float Parade” on all islands utilising anddecorating ANY form of moving vehicle from roller-skates to bikes, scooters, cars,vans trucks or flatbeds.This parade will move from the communities of the Leeward, the Bight, Five Caysand Blue Hill and will converge on the Downtown Ballparks where the PremiersNational Heritage Day Speech will be read. Following a few remarks buy otherGovernments officials the crown they will enjoy a Soccer game hosted by TCIFAand Softball games hosted by the Softball Association. There will be food vendors,music and entertainment.Zone 3: Middle & North Caicos. October 18th & 19th.The Sponge, Cotton & Sisal FestDay One – Day Time: On Saturday, October 18th, Middle & North Caicos willhave a full day events. Daytime activities can include a ‘Heritage Site SelfieContest’ where participants will get a list of 40 cultural & heritage sites and fromSandy Point all the way to Lorimers Creek. It will be a time based event. Theparticipant with the most amount of selfies receive a cash prize.National Heritage Day / Month Schedule of EventsIn both North & Middle Caicos, there will also be a Heritage Trail Walk for Health,Heritage and History. A Beach Picnic is planned for Bambarra Beach.Day One – Evening: At Horse Stable Beach stage there will be “RememberWhen” show with comments and commentaries from the Elders of the communityalong with Ripsaw music and cultural performances.Day Two – Daytime: On Sunday, October 19th, all churches in Middle & Northare invited to observe and dedicate some aspects of their service to the topic ofculture and heritage and its role in religion. Both communities will be treated to aGospel Concert by “The Gospel Pioneers”.Day Two – Afternoon / Evening: Both communities will be treated to a GospelConcert by The Gospel Pioneers. There will be a Afternoon Matinee at the ConchBar Community Centre and and evening concert at Horse Stable Beach Stage. Bothperformances would see the inclusion of Praise and Worship teams from Middleand North. These events is free to the public.Zone 4: Providenciales. October 25th & 26thThe Maritime FestivalDay One – Day Time: On Saturday, October 25th, Providenciales will celebratethe ‘Maritime Heritage Fest’ a full day event of sailing and sloop/boat racing. Thefocus will be on Maritime Heritage and will officially re-launch the MaritimeHeritage Program and the Maritime Heritage Federation. There will be a beachparty with ripsaw music, cultural performances and vendors selling traditionalcuisine. This will roll into onstage performances by a top local bands.Day Two: Daytime: On Sunday, October 26th, all churches in Providenciales areinvited to observe and dedicate some aspects of their service to the topic of cultureand heritage and its role in religion.Day Two – Evening: The evening will see a Gospel Concert featuring the GospelPioneers and a number of other Provo based Gospel Bands and Praise and Worshipgroups. Location to be determinant. This event is free to the public.ENDS National Heritage Month Events featured in all islands Related Items:national heritage month Recommended for you Heritage Month in TCI starts in South Caicoslast_img read more

MOON PALACE JAMAICA GRANDE TO OPEN JANUARY 15

first_img Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Recommended for you Related Items:dr. mcneill, jamaica, moon palace, ocho rios, peter phillips Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Dec. 1 (JIS): Plans are in place for the January 15, 2015 opening of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, which is being refurbished at a cost of US$150 million.This was disclosed by the General Manager of the resort, Clifton Reader, during a tour of the property on November 28 by Tourism Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill; and Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips.Mr. Reader, a former Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) Hotelier of the Year, said refurbishing of the property (the former Sunset Jamaica Grande) is ahead of schedule and already bookings for January 15 are being taken. “So, we have no choice but to make it. We have 2,000 employees…contractors, labourers working around the clock. I went to Cancun, Mexico, for a month and when I came back, I just could not believe the pace at which the work is being done,” he said. Dr. McNeill, who spoke to JIS News after the tour, commended the Management of Moon Palace for treating the staff well since they took over in September. The Management has sent 120 workers to Mexico for training in the Moon Palace culture.The Minister said apart from the employment aspect, the Moon Palace should be commended for the establishment of a Foundation for the benefit of the workers and the wider public. “I think this shows real corporate partnership and corporate responsibility,” he added.Commenting on the investment of US$150 million in the Moon Palace Resort, the Finance Minister said “this is going to be a totally new hotel experience.” He also noted that when the work is completed, the Resort will employ 1,200 permanent employees. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaicalast_img read more