Halifax after Dorian Did the city dodge a bullet

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, the last time a Category 2 storm blew through Nova Scotia, eight people died. In the wake of Hurricane Dorian this weekend, east coasters were counting their blessings and cleaning up the mess. But none of that was guaranteed on Saturday afternoon, when evacuation warnings were issued and residents were wondering if they should flee.And that Saturday, a local radio host was sitting down in his chair for what he thought would be a few hours on the air. It was a lot longer than that …GUEST: Sheldon MacLeod, News 95.7, HalifaxYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

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Pakistani Army Chief in talks with Fonseka

Both officials exchanged mementos to mark the occasion. Visiting Pakistani Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif paid a courtesy call on Field Martial Sarath Fonseka, this morning (06th June) at the Ministry of Defence premises.Matters of mutual interests and bilateral relevance were discussed during the meeting between the Field Marshal and the Pakistani Chief of Army Staff.

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International community must unite to support negotiated end to Syria crisis –

At least 20,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began some 21 months ago. Earlier this week, the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, stated that a political solution to end the crisis is necessary and still possible.“If we genuinely unite behind the Joint Special Representative for Syria and behind one process, based on the rejection of violence in favour of dialogue and a peaceful democratic transition, it is still possible to avert the worst-case scenario and enable a reconciled and stable Syria to emerge from this tragedy,” Mr. Ban told the fourth meeting of the Group of Friends of Syria. In his message to the meeting, which was held in Marrakech, Morocco, and attended by the Deputy Joint Special Representative, Nasser Al-Kidwa, Mr. Ban warned that a military solution to the crisis will not end the violence, which has escalated in recent weeks. “Left to themselves, the current dynamics risk the disintegration of Syrian state institutions and full-fledged civil war, with widespread killings along ethnic and confessional lines,” he warned. “Syria could be plunged into a destructive spiral from which recovery will be hard and long, with dangerous consequences for the entire region. “Building a free and democratic Syria will require negotiations and genuine political dialogue. The formation of a new coalition of the opposition is an important step in the right direction and can help create the conditions for a comprehensive and inclusive political process,” he added. Mr. Ban noted the broad representation of Syrian leaders at today’s meeting, and stressed that a durable solution to the crisis must be led and owned by Syrians working together in a spirit of inclusive dialogue and mutual understanding so all Syrians – Sunnis, Alawites, Christians, Druze, Shiites, Kurds, Assyrians and Armenians alike – can enjoy their full human rights. “The international community has an obligation to help you build a democratic future,” he said. “The United Nations stands ready to facilitate. But we can only succeed if all sides engage positively, with the support of the international community, in particular the Security Council.”The Secretary-General also drew attention to the fact that the situation in the country has deteriorated “dramatically” and has become more militarized, with continued large-scale human rights violations. He added that, with the onset of winter, potentially four million men, women and children inside Syria will need humanitarian assistance before the New Year. While commending the generous assistance and provided by host governments to the Syrians who have taken refuge in neighbouring countries, Mr. Ban said the international community needs to do more to help these countries address the growing impact of the refugee crisis. He also urged the international community to exert immediate and sustained pressure on all parties to respect international humanitarian and human rights law. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than half a million Syrian refugees have now been registered or are awaiting registration in four neighbouring countries – Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey – and North Africa.The agency said the numbers are currently climbing by more than 3,000 per day, and the total number of refugees could increase to 700,000 by the end of the year. Inside Syria, UNHCR reported that about 250,000 internally displaced people in Homs urgently need winter supplies and access to basic health services. The agency delivered urgent winter aid including quilts, sleeping mats, blankets, mattresses and sanitary supplies to thousands of displaced people over the last two weeks.Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) notes that food insecurity is on the rise in Syria and that the distribution of its monthly food rations has been affected by lack of funds. In November, WFP dispatched food rations for more than 1.3 million people in all governorates, and it hopes to reach 1.5 million people in December.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says that nationwide electricity cuts and fuel shortages have affected people’s access to cooking, heating and telecommunications. The delivery of humanitarian aid has also been affected as fuel shortages have caused delays to aid convoys. read more

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Heston Blumenthals mother lived in fear of drunken sister who smashed her

first_img 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. She faced two charges of assault by beating in connection with the alleged incidents, which were claimed to have taken place on October 7 in East Street, Thame, and on September 9 at Aston Park in Watlington, Oxon. Chef Heston BlumenthalCredit:Andrew Crowley The case was adjourned until 11 January. Bail conditions mean Blumenthal cannot contact her mother or call at her house unless accompanied by a police officer with the purpose to collect her own belongings from the property. The prosecution lawyer said the victim had just driven her daughter home and parked outside her house on East Street in Thame when the younger woman “grabbed Mrs Blumenthal’s head before slamming it into the car frame three or four times.”She added that the witness had heard the defendant screaming “you f—— bitch, I’m going to kill you” before going out onto the street and calling the police, at which point the altercation stopped and the younger woman left the scene.Defence lawyer Angela Porter said: “Mrs Blumenthal has reflected on all that has been going on and is aware that her mother has attended court to give evidence.She said that on the night of the first offence, the defendant had been drinking but had been certain in her own mind that she had not done what her mother said she had done.However, after learning that her mother was going to give evidence against her, Mrs Blumenthal had decided to change her plea to guilty, explaining that “if her mother said so that’s what she must have done.”Ms Porter added: “Her mother rented a flat for her which she moved into in September.”Her mother is no longer paying the rent for her and Mrs Blumenthal is having difficulties paying for it herself.” Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s mother lived in fear of being attacked by his drunken sister who smashed her head into a car, a court heard.The pensioner had to have a lock put on her bedroom door in fear daughter Alexis Blumenthal would kill her with a knife.The chef’s sister yesterday admitted two charges of assaulting her own mother, Celia.The 48-year-old, who arrived at court wearing dark sunglasses despite the dismal weather, told magistrates she wanted to change her earlier “not guilty” pleas to admit the two offences, the first of which took place in her 76-year-old mother’s home and the second on the street in front of her own home.The defendant was said to have been drunk when she went upstairs to her mother’s bedroom, punched her in the face a number of times and then tried to push her down the stairs.In the second attack, the pair had been arguing outside the older woman’s car when the defendant grabbed her head and slammed it into the side of the vehicle.Blumenthal, of ​Thame, Oxon., was arrested in October when she failed to appear in court and released on bail provided she attended on Monday afternoon. Prosecution lawyer Katie Jeanes said: “The first of the offences took place in September this year. The defendant and Celia Blumenthal, who is her mother, had been to the Shepherds Crook public house.”Mrs Blumenthal’s daughter had been drinking before they returned to her mother’s address at about 5pm or 6pm in the evening.”She said it had been a few hours later when Celia had gone to bed and her daughter took her medication upstairs, that the first altercation took place.The prosecutor explained: “The defendant grabbed hold of Mrs Blumenthal’s hair and punched her several times and the last punch caught her on the left cheek causing bruising and pain.”The defendant pushed her in the back with open hands. Mrs Blumenthal had to hold onto the stair banister to prevent herself from going down the stairs.”In total Mrs Blumenthal thinks the defendant must have hit her six or seven times and she described her daughter as ‘being in a frenzy’.”On October 7 this year the police were contacted by a member of the public, referred to as Mrs Lambert, after she saw an incident in the town centre of Thame, involving the defendant and Mrs Blumenthal again.” Chef Heston Blumenthal In a victim impact statement which was read out in court, Mrs Blumenthal senior said her daughter had gone to live at her address after returning from South Africa, where she had lived for a considerable part of her life.She said that after a few months, maids had begun to find bottles of alcohol hidden around the house and that she had hidden them fearing for her daughter’s wellbeing. This, she said, was when the “verbal and violent abuse” began.”It was as if she had the strength of 10 men,” elderly Celia said.”There would be times when I would wake up to her standing beside my bed. I do believe that the rages were so bad that if she had access to a knife she would have used it against me.”By August her behaviour had become too much and I did not want to live in fear anymore. I kept thinking: ‘Is she standing outside my house? Has she let herself in and is she going to attack me again?”last_img read more

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Heart surgery a success for Strauss as BOD remains a doubt

first_imgLEINSTER HAVE BEEN boosted by the news that Richardt Strauss’ heart surgery last week was a success, and the hooker is expected to make a full return to rugby in the future.The Ireland international was ruled out for the season when it was announced that he had been made aware of a heart condition following medical examinations. There had been some doubt as to whether Strauss would return for the province, but the outlook is now positive.Speaking at UCD this afternoon, team manager Guy Easterby confirmed that the hooker’s surgery had gone smoothly.The good news is that Richardt Strauss had his operation a few days ago, a week ago today. That was a success and he has a recovery time now. They [the doctors] are confident that everything went well and that he will be back playing sometime in the future. They are generally not sure [about a return date].“It is months rather than weeks because of some of the recovery he has to go through. We are told he will have no issue at all playing again, that is fantastic. You can never say 100% but it is 99.9%. We won’t be rushing him, put it that way. You have to trust medical opinion on this.“If the doctors feel he is good to go, Straussy is. He is going to be keen to get back on that pitch because he is going to spend a lot of time in that gym otherwise, a lot of running around, not really Straussy’s favourite thing, so hopefully he will be back sooner rather than later.”Leinster team manager Guy Easterby welcomed the good news on Strauss. ©INPHO/Donall Farmer.Leinster have no fresh injury concerns arising from the victory over Castres in the Heineken Cup on Saturday, but doubt remains over whether or not Brian O’Driscoll will return from a calf injury for this weekend’s Pro12 clash against Connacht.“Brian is on a day-to-day at the moment. He is definitely making improvements as you would expect, but it generally is just a day-to-day evaluation of where he is at.”Easterby says tight head prop Mike Ross is being assessed on a similar basis, but like O’Driscoll has returned to light training and hopes to be involved on-field later in the week. Lote Tuqiri also continues to recover from a hamstring strain, but is still uncertain.Shane Jennings has made a full recovery from his hand injury and comes back into the frame for selection against Connacht. Meanwhile, centre Andrew Goodman’s rehab has been stepped up and he is expected back in the “next few weeks”, having been injured since the summer.O’Driscoll’s ongoing struggle with that calf problem will cause worry for Joe Schmidt and Ireland fans who are hoping to see the legendary centre involved in the upcoming November internationals. However, Easterby says he is optimistic that O’Driscoll will be available.“Obviously he has a calf injury and you have to be careful with those. You certainly don’t want to re-do the injury. So you wouldn’t want to be pushing him back too early. Brian knows his body better than anyone.“He is a veteran athlete in terms of his age but he has got a fantastic feel for his own body. He is excellent at managing himself and he certainly won’t be putting himself under any risk, but I don’t think there  will be any issue at all from what I am gathering for the Autumn games.”Another win, and O’Connor promises further improvement from LeinsterScrum re-cap: Your weekend rugby reviewlast_img read more

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Thieves stole this massive gold coin worth one million dollars

first_imgThieves stole this massive gold coin worth one million dollars The commemorative coin is 3cm thick and features a portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. Monday 27 Mar 2017, 3:46 PM Short URL Source: Polizei Berlin/Twitter 26,506 Views http://jrnl.ie/3309408 Mar 27th 2017, 3:46 PM By AFPcenter_img Source: DPA/PA ImagesTHIEVES HAVE STOLEN a gold coin with a face value of $1 million and weighing 100 kilos from Berlin’s Bode Museum.According to German media, the stolen coin is the ‘Big Maple Leaf’, a commemorative piece issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007.The coin, 53cm across and 3cm thick, features the portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.Bode Museum gave the face value of the coin at $1 million (€920,000), though the market price of 100 kilos of gold is around $4 million.German police said on Twitter that the robbers likely used a ladder found at a nearby rail track to break into the museum at around 3:30am this morning.Suburban rail traffic was interrupted as investigators combed the area for clues. Heute Morgen, gegen 3:30 Uhr wurde bei einem Einbruch in das #Bodemuseum in #Mitte eine einzigartige Goldmünze gestohlen. 1/3^tsm— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) March 27, 2017 The Bode Museum, located on the German capital’s UNESCO-listed Museum Island, houses one of the world’s biggest coin collections.The holding includes 102,000 coins from ancient Greece and about 50,000 Roman coins.© – AFP 2017Read: Cadbury may shrink the size of its products in Britain due to Brexit >Read: The DUP didn’t show up, Sinn Féin say they didn’t walk out. What happens now? > 36 Comments Share8 Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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17YearOld Pro Overwatch Player Scores 150000 Deal

first_imgStay on target Back in the day, parents used to tell their children that they’d never get anywhere in life playing video games. My, how times have changed. Thanks to the rapid growth of Esports, professional tournament players are making serious bank. One such person is Jay “sinatraa” Won, who just signed a $150,000-per-year contract with NRG Esports, according to ESPN. This is impressive enough on its own, but the fact Won is only 17 makes this all the more shocking.The salary, which is $100,000 above the league minimum, came after a bidding war between NRG Esports and Cloud9. Since sinatraa is a minor, his mother had to sign off on his behalf. This move will see Won reunited with his former coach and Selfless Gaming co-owner Brad Rajani, who is currently the head coach and manager of the NRG Esports Overwatch team.Congrats to my boy @sinatraaOW on the big contract. One of the easiest players to work with and at such a young age. You’re a beast dude!— Russell Campbell (@FaZeFCTFCTN) September 3, 2017On top of the annual $150,000, Won will have revenue-sharing options and is entitled to 50 percent of team bonuses. Being a member of the Overwatch league also entitles Won to benefits like health insurance and a retirement savings plan. The first season will have a bonus pool of $3.5 million, and each of the year’s champions will get $1 million. Needless to say that our pal sinatraa will be one rich kid.I’m an avid gamer, but I’ll fully admit to not truly understanding the appeal of Esports. Granted, I don’t see the appeal of traditional sports either, so it might just be me. With that said, it does bring a warm feeling into my heart to see folks taking what they love and making a career out of it. I fully expect to see (and to report on) many stories like this in the future.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Overwatch’ Coming to Nintendo Switch… In Case FormLego Adds Two More ‘Overwatch’ Sets: Wrecking Ball and Junke… last_img read more

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Red Devils lodge bid for Benficas Anderson Talisca

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho is keen on wrapping up another summer signing as the club have declared a concrete interest for their long-term target Benifica midfielder Anderson Talisca in the form of a formal bid of £35m.There are also two unnamed Chinese Super League clubs who have made the same bid to have Talisca and they’re even willing to triple or double the offer if that’s what it takes to have him, according to O Jogo via Dailystar.Talisca who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Besiktas of Turkey, scored 37 goals in 80 appearances. Benfica seems to want to offload the 24-year-old permanently this summer.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…His agent has reportedly been Lisbon for the last few days seeking to finalise a decision over his client’s future. Besiktas have until June 31 to submit a bit to sign Talisca on a permanent basis this summer for around €21m before the clause expires.United have already signed Diogo Dalot from Porto this summer, while an offer for Fred, the Brazil midfielder, has been accepted by Shakhtar Donetsk ahead of him completing a switch to Old Trafford.last_img read more

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Man sent to hospital after crash north of Dollars Corner

first_imgA man in his 20s was sent to the hospital Thursday morning with minor injuries after the truck he was driving was T-boned by a commercial truck north of Dollars Corner, officials said.The crash was reported at the intersection of Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast 239th Street just after 8:30 a.m.The passenger truck had flipped on its side and had a minor gas leak, said Clark County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Dean Lange. Crews contained the leak on scene and sent the truck’s driver to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with minor injuries, he said.The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and AMR also responded.last_img read more

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Doubledowns Demise

first_imgThere’s a parallel here to the Industry Standard, the chronicler of the dot-com era, which itself became synonymous with the excesses of that era and crashed eight years ago—it was out of business a year after producing $140 million in revenue. The Doubledown story is a story of a lot of things. It’s the sad story of a dream unrealized, the loss of jobs for good people. It’s the story of the collapse of a served market, and the demise of a company with some good ideas. It’s the failure to effectively respond early enough in ways that could save the business, not decimate it on the way down, thereby ensuring the fate of the brands. It’s the story of hubris. I read a good column in the Wall Street Journal yesterday about Doubledown Media and its demise. Doubledown, in a very real sense, lived by the sword and ultimately died by it. It celebrated the kind of excess and greed that would have made Gordon Gekko [right] blush. It championed the bullying, any-means-necessary culture of Wall Street traders—the kind of culture that blinds people like ex-Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain to the profound immorality of their actions. (You remember Thain redecorated his office on company money, spending $130,000 on rugs and $35,000 on a toilet, among other things.)In the end, as Journal columnist Thomas Frank points out, the super-successful traders weren’t financial geniuses, they were creators of a bubble that was bound to burst. And so Doubledown, which wrote about how to spend “unthinkable” bonuses, found itself unable to react quickly enough. It found itself reducing its magazines frequencies to quarterly, repurposing content across its magazines, desperately seeking new capital and enduring an inexorable death spiral over the last five months or so.But it still kept up the lavish boxing matches and extravagant parties it became known for. last_img read more

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Fortnite season 9 week 4 challenges and where to dance in holographic

first_img Share your voice Tags Gaming Name: “Scimitar”Description: “Razor sharp and battle ready.”Rarity: RareName: “Sandstorm”Description: “Timeless Warrior”Rarity: RareMale/Female Skins in this -> pic.twitter.com/FObkzhuiQr— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks & News (@lucas7yoshi) May 22, 2019 0 The holographic Durrr Burger head found in Neo Tilted. Epic Games Fortnite season 9, week 4 challenges went live Thursday, and the theme for the week appears to be traveling and dancing. There are multiple locations to visit to complete the tasks and a few will require a little dance. Fortnite season 9 week 4 challengesThe Fortnite season 9, week 4 challenges. Epic Games Free challengesDeal damage with Sniper Rifles to opponents (0/500)Stage 1 of 3: Dance inside a holographic Tomato head (0/1)Stage 2 of 3: Dance inside a holographic Durrr Burger head (0/3)Stage 3 of 3: Dance on top of a giant Dumpling head (0/3)Legendary weapon eliminations (0/7)Battle Pass challengesDestroy a Loot Carrier in different matches (0/3)Stage 1 of 5: Land at Polar Peak (0/1)Stage 2 of 5: Land at Lazy Lagoon (0/1)Stage 3 of 5: Land at Salty Springs (0/1)Stage 4 of 5: Land at The Block (0/1)Stage 5 of 5: Land at Lonely Lodge (0/1)Eliminate opponents in Haunted Hills or Dusty Divot (0/1)Visit different locations in a single match (0/3)Deal 500 damage with Sniper Rifles to opponents — 5 Battle StarsThe good thing about these sniper challenges is that sniper rifles do a lot of damage. Reaching the 500 mark will require several well-placed shots with the proper rifle. Once you find a sniper rifle and see enemies nearby, start building vertically to get a good angle for a clear shot. Keep repeating until you reach 500 damage. Dance inside a holographic Tomato head, Durrr Burger head and on top of a giant Dumpling head — 5 Battle StarsTwo of the three spots to dance for this challenge are brand new in Fortnite season 9. You can find the holographic Tomato head in Mega Mall. It’s easy to see when you’re there, but on the map, go straight to the second “L” of the location name. Build a ramp and when inside the holographic head, do a little dance and get out because there will likely be a lot of players hanging around that area. Fortnite holographic Tomato headHolographic Tomato head found in Mega Mall.  Epic Games For the Durr Burger head, visit Neo Tilted just below the “TI” on the map. Try to visit this spot right at the start of the match since the Durr Burger is higher up, making it harder to reach. Fortnite holographic Durrr Burger headThe holographic Durrr Burger head found in Neo Tilted. Epic Games The Giant Dumpling head is not in a new area, instead it’s at Lucky Landing. Like the Durr Burger head, stop down here at the beginning of a match to make things easier. Fortnite giant dumpling headThe Giant Dumpling head in Lucky Landing. Epic Games How to get 3 Legendary weapon eliminations — 10 Battle StarsThe trick with Legendary weapon eliminations is to actually find the Legendary weapons. It requires a special amount of luck to get them via a chest. Loot Carriers have a chance to drop them so keep an eye out for those. In the end, the best way to get a Legendary weapon is to survive the match long enough to get a supply drop, which is likely to contain one. Once you have that weapon, let loose on the first enemies you see. Where to destroy 3 Loot Carriers in different matches — 5 Battle StarsLoot Carriers are new additions from the v9.10 update. These floating caches contain weapons once they’re shot down. Where the Loot Carriers will appear is random. Players will need to check their maps to see when the letters of a named location turned gold to indicate that Loot Carriers are there. For this challenge, keep an eye out for when the nearest location goes gold and head over, but make sure you have a weapon to shoot them down. Fortnite loot carriersLoot Carriers contains weapons and can only be found in certain locations. Epic Games How to land in Polar Peak, Lazy Lagoon, Salty Springs, The Block and Lonely Lodge — 5 Battle StarsThis is definitely the easiest of the challenges for the week. Just make a plane to land in these spots in a match and earn those Battle Stars with little resistance. How to eliminate 3 opponents in Haunted Hills or Dusty Divot — 10 Battle StarsOf the two locations, Dusty Divot is more ideal to eliminate opponents. The problem with Haunted Hills is its location, which is the northwest side of the map. Landing there would mean a rush to get a weapon and hopefully take down other opponents, but once the storm circle closes in, there are far fewer players hanging around. Dusty Divot, on the other hand, has plenty of people running through as most players tend to gravitate to the center throughout the match, especially when the storm closes in. Gear up in other locations, find a good vantage point and take out other players trying to run through the area.Visit 5 Named Locations in a single match — 10 Battle StarsIf you last long enough in a match, you will likely visit five named locations. To quickly complete this challenge, start off in Junk Junction then visit Haunted Hills, The Block, Pleasant Park and Loot Lake. An alternative is to start at Frosty Flights, then go to Polar Peak, Shifty Shafts, Salty Springs and end at Dusty Divot.  FortbytesNew in Fortnite season 9 are Fortbytes, which are only available to Battle Pass owners. The collectibles are scattered across the island, but also unlockable by reaching certain tiers and gaining a designated amount of XP. Each Fortbyte will reveal a piece of an image teasing Fortnite season 10, and a new one appears every day.Fortnite Season 9 Fortbyte Challenges1: Awarded for gaining 175,000 XP6: Accessible with Yay! Emote at an ice cream shop in the desert7: Accessible by using the cuddle up emoticon inside a rocky umbrella8: Found within Junk Junction10: Awarded for gaining 60,000 XP13: Found at a location hidden within loading screen number 216: Found in the desert house with too many chairs17: Found inside a Wooden Fish Building22: Accessible by using the Rox Spray in an underpass24: Found within Fatal Field25: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 4026: Accessible with Bunker Jonesy outfit near a snowy bunker31: Found at a meteor crater overlook32: Accessible by wearing Kyo Pet Back Bling at the northernmost point35: Awarded for gaining 225,000 XP36: Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island39: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 241: Accessible by using Tomatohead Emoticon inside the Durrr Burger restaurant44: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 2046: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 10047: Found between a Reboot Van, pirate camp and a crashed battlebus50: Accessible at night time inside mountain top castle ruins55: Found within Haunted Hills57: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 25 times64: Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain66: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 75 times68: Found within a snowy town bookshop69: Found inside a stone pig building71: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 172: Found within Salty Spring74: Found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin’s basement on the desert coast76: Found behind a historical diorama in an insurance building can be seen below77: Found within a trackside taco shop79: Found within an arcade80: Accessible by using the Bunker Basher Pickaxe to smash the rock at the highest point of the volcano rim81: Accessible in daytime near a mountain top cactus wedge82: Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle NW of the Block84: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 6085: Awarded for gaining 30,000 XP87: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 50 times88: Found somewhere within map location J3.90: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 100 times91: Found at a location hidden within loading screen #4, the latest Fortbyte to unlock92: Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lavafall96: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 8099: Awarded for gaining 125,000 XPUtopia ChallengesLike in previous seasons, Fortnite season 9 has a season-long set of tasks called Utopia Challenges, for Battle Pass owners. Tackling these special challenges requires the completion of all the weekly challenges throughout the season. The reward for all the work is the Utopia skin.Fortnite season 9 Utopia ChallengesFortnite season 9 Utopia Challenges Epic Games/Screenshot by CNET When players finish the weekly challenges, they’ll receive a new loading screen that hints at a secret Battle Star. Completing the Fortnite season 9 week 1 challenges unlocks the loading screen below. The clue to where to find the secret Battle Star is on the side of the minigun that gives the coordinates I5, I6, J5 and J6. This is a spot just south of Lonely Lounge, right before the green plains turn into the desert. The hidden Battle Star will appear only if a player who completed all challenges is within close proximity.Fortnite season 9 week 1 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 1 Utopia loading screen Epic Games For Fortnite season 9 week 2, the unlocked loading screen doesn’t have a hint hidden in the image, but instead, it’s in the description of the screen. It says, “Last seen battling at Dino Park outhouse, these two can’t be stopped.” This’ll lead to the location of Fortbyte #13 and not a Battle Star for the week.Fortnite season 9 week 2 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 2 Utopia loading screen Epic Games Once a player’s done with week 3’s challenges, a new loading screen will show a new Doggo skin. The hint for the Battle Star is in the drawing on the small wall that the dogs are sitting on. It leads to a stack of cars in Junk Junction and the secret Battle Star will appear when players come near it.Fortnite season 9 week 3 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 3 Utopia loading screen Epic Games Like in week 2’s Utopia loading screen, week 4’s image provides players a clue of where to get a Fortbyte rather than Battle Star. Players on the search for Forbyte #91 will need to visit Paradise Palms. Off the main street in the area is a storefront where the “D” and “I” are on the map. Look for a bench near the road and Fortbyte #91 should appear.  Fortnite season 9 map week 4 fortbyteWhere to find Fortbyte #91. Epic Games Fortnite is available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Android and iOS devices.In the multiplayer online game, you parachute onto an island and use various weapons to eliminate opponents in a last-person-standing scenario. The massively popular game has attracted players with live events like virtual concerts and special limited-time game modes. Developer Epic Games is also hosting the Fortnite World Cup this summer. Online qualification for the esports competition began in April, and finals will take place in New York in July, with a prize pool of $30 million.Originally published on May 30. Update, May 30: Adds Fortbyte and Utopia challenge list. May 31: Adds Fortbyte #88. June 3: Adds Fortbyte #80, #91, #68, #26 and a description of the fourth Utopia loading screen. June 4: Adds Fortbyte #76. June 5: Adds Fortbyte #69. Post a comment Fortnite Nintendolast_img read more

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Crews Continue Working on Nikolaevsk Fire Now Contained

first_imgThe fire started just before 4 p.m. Monday in the Jim Howard Road area near Nikolaevsk. Anchor Point Assistant Fire Chief Doug Loshbough says the wildfire grew to about five acres before it was contained.“It started in high grass, it appeared, and quickly ran into the woods,” says Loshbough. “And as it was going through the woods, it burned a lot of the brush on the ground and occasionally torched a tree. It was an area where it was mixed high grass and spruce trees, so there was a lot of fire going through the grass and a little bit going through the understory of the forest and occasional trees torching.”Crews, tankers, and support vehicles responded from nearby stations in Nikolaevsk and Anchor Point. They were aided by Kachemak Emergency Services and the Division of Forestry, which brought in an air tanker, helicopter, and spotter plane.“And because there are houses in the area, it was a pretty significant fire,” says Loshbough. “We were worried about containing it before it was able to reach a house.”There have been no reports of structural damage or injuries. But the fire was substantial enough to warrant support from the Mat-Su.Division of Forestry spokesperson Tim Mowry says the Gannett Glacier Type 11 Initial Attack Crew from Palmer came to provide relief and help clear hotspots.“They’ve gone through a thousand gallons of water I think on one pile that was specifically sort of a problem area,” says Mowry. “They’re just starting the gridding process now, which is where they’re going to walk the entire fire, feeling and checking for hotspots, with their bare hands, making sure there are no hotspots left that are going to reignite.”Mowry says the dry, warm conditions on the Kenai this winter and spring have allowed a lot of dead brush to build up, which is easy fuel for a hot and quickly-spreading fire.“That fire spread into some hardwood, spruce and birch that were starting to burn, and when hardwoods are burning, that’s a sign that it’s really dry,” says Mowry.This week has seen overcast skies with light rain on the southern peninsula. Loshbough says the conditions helped keep the fire from getting too big too fast. He says this time, crews got lucky.“People should be aware that tall grass right now, if the sun comes out for a few hours, it can dry out really quickly and it’s pretty easy to get a spark in there and set it going and fire moves pretty quickly through tall grass. Once it’s off and running, it’s hard to slow down,” says Loshbough.The fire is currently under investigation. The Division of Forestry says an unattended burn pile was responsible. A fire prevention officer is on scene and will be contacting the residence to find out more information.They remind all residents to practice fire safety, clear dry brush around houses and on private property, and always take precautions before burning.last_img read more

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Ekta Kapoor drops hint at Anita Hassanandanis pregnancy is Naagin 3 actress

first_imgAnita Hassanandani with husband Rohit ReddyAnita Hassanandani/InstagramSince quite some time now, reports of Anita Hassanandani’s pregnancy has been doing the rounds. The speculations further intensified when in her recent post on Instagram she mentioned about “2 cute babies soon”. She wrote: “To the love of my life…. who’s getting sexier by the day! Wish you a life full of happiness and 6packabs And yes 2 cute cute babies soon…… very soon! I love you to the moon n back!.”And now, her close friend and TV czarina Ekta Kapoor too dropped hints of Anita’s pregnancy. Ekta teased the Naagin 3 actress by posting a picture of the actress near Ekta’s baby’s bed with a caption that read, “NEXT ONE?????????”Not just that, Anita has also posted a collage of herself in a baby bump on Instagram. But before one jumps to a conclusion, the baby bump is a fake one and is probably from the sets of her show Naagin, where Anita’s character gets pregnant.Recently, the gorgeous actress spoke at length about her pregnancy plans after rumours of her opting for surrogacy started doing the rounds.Rubbishing the rumours, Anita clarified that although she and Rohit are keen to have a baby, the rumours are baseless. “There is no truth in these rumours. We have thought about having a baby, and I plan to have a baby the natural and normal way. Hopefully, if things go as planned, we might have a baby next year,” she told Hindustan Times.Contrary to the rumours, motherhood is something that excites the gorgeous lady. “When it happens, motherhood will surely change my life like it changes the lives of mothers all around the world. I am looking forward to it as I am really excited about having a baby. So, whenever it happens to me, I will give my 100 per cent. Motherhood will be an important phase in my life,” she stated. Anita Hassanandanilast_img read more

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Prithviraj Sukumaran sleepless Did Murali Gopy reveal Lucifer sequel story to director

first_imgMohanlal’s latest release ‘Lucifer’ directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran is now the hottest sensation in Mollywood, and the film released on March 28 has already grossed more than Rs 100 crore at the box-office. As the climax of ‘Lucifer’ ended in an open note, audiences have been requesting Prithviraj to make a sequel to the movie since the day of its release.In an exclusive interview with International Business Times, India, Murali Gopy, the film’s scriptwriter, too had revealed that ‘Lucifer’ is such a movie which has all the potentials to emerge as a franchise.”Lucifer is definitely designed as a franchise, and it is very evident from its structure and progression that it is one. I will abstain myself here from giving you any further leads,” said Murali Gopy.Now, it seems that Murali Gopy has discussed the storyline of Lucifer’s sequel (L2) with Prithviraj Sukumaran. In a recent Facebook post, Prithviraj Sukumaran revealed that he is having a sleepless night due to a stunning storyline narrated by Murali Gopy.”I guess when a thought that your writer puts into your head doesn’t let you sleep at 2:20 am..as a filmmaker..you know what you want to do next! Murali Gopy Why do you do this to me?” wrote Prithviraj Sukumaran on his Facebook page.The Facebook post of Prithviraj Sukumaran along with his sleepy photo has already gone viral on social media platforms, and within five hours, it has racked up more than 25,000 likes. Most of the social media users who have seen the post believe that ‘Lucifer 2′ is on cards, and Murali Gopy has already started working on the project.’Lucifer’ narrated the story of Stephen Nedumpally (Mohanlal), a politician with grey shades based in South Kerala. In all probabilities, ‘Lucifer 2’ will be actually a prequel, and it will showcase the dark mysterious past of Stephen before he entered Kerala politics.In the meantime, ‘Lucifer’ is continuing its dream run at the theatres and has emerged as the second Rs 100 crore movie for Mohanlal after ‘Pulimurugan’. Considering the positive word of mouth and the demand for tickets, ‘Lucifer’ is expected to break the collection records of ‘Pulimurugan’ in the coming days.last_img read more

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UPDATE 60 Percent Chance of Tropical Depression Or Storm Forming in Gulf

first_img Share National Hurricane CenterThis two-day tropical weather outlook displays all currently active tropical cyclones, and disturbances with tropical cyclone formation potential over the next 48 hours.UPDATE: On Wednesday morning, the National Hurricane Center downgraded the chance of a tropical storm developing to 60 percent.On Tuesday afternoon, there was a 70 percent chance of a tropical depression or storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week.The National Hurricane Center expects a system near the Yucatan peninsula to gain strength and become more organized in the next couple of days.“If this tropical system does form and has impacts for us this weekend, early next week, it’s going to cause some problems,” said Francisco Sanchez, spokesperson for the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.Sanchez said bayou and reservoir capacity had been improved through debris removal, though now capacity is slightly reduced because of ground saturation.“We’re going through our checklist already of worst-case scenarios because it’s our job to be paranoid,” he said.However, Dan Reilly, who works for the Houston office of the National Weather Service, cautioned it’s still very early to forecast what will happen.“The track and intensity are still very uncertain, some indication reaching the Texas coast sometime around Friday. But the track and intensity, we don’t really have a defined system yet, really difficult to predict,” Riley said.Reilly added that, even if the system does not turn into a named storm, it will bring heavy rainfall to the Houston area.last_img read more

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Bethesda recommends Xbox 360 users dont install Doom 3 BFG Edition

first_imgAfter complaints from Doom 3 BFG Edition users, Bethesda has recommended Xbox 360 owners don’t install the game on their hard drive because it causes an unusual glitch.Doom 3 BFG doesn’t only come with the revamped Doom 3, it also includes copies of Doom and Doom 2. However, Xbox 360 users are finding if you install Doom 3 BFG to your hard drive, you will not be able to play the original either of the first two games. The workaround is to uninstall Doom 3 first.AdChoices广告Instead of fixing whatever is causing the problem, Bethesda has simply said that installing the game comes with no extra benefits and therefore Xbox 360 users should avoid doing so in order to play the original Doom games.The problem was discovered after Twitter user Wario64 tweeted a picture of the error message, and it seems to only affect Xbox 360 versions of the game.Doom 3 BFG Edition is a remastered version of Doom 3. Not only has it had a graphical re-haul, it also comes with an extra seven-level section called The Lost Mission, which was left out of the original Doom 3 release. If you have the appropriate kit, you can also choose to play the game in 3D across all platforms. Plus, you have an armour mounted flashlight so you don’t have to do all your shooting in the dark–a common complaint about the original.Perhaps the install problem will eventually be fixed, but for now it’s best to play Doom straight from your disc. Doom 3 BFG Edition is out now in North America on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.via NowGamerlast_img read more

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Flawed bailouts political missteps brought Greece to brink

first_img Top Stories A man passes a kiosk selling Greek flags in central Athens, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Whether Greeks decide in Sunday’s referendum to accept their lenders’ bailout deal or reject it, the government’s hold on power may be shakier than its brash prime minister has calculated, analysts say. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) A “no” may lead to a chaotic departure from the shared euro currency. Even “yes” is no guarantee the creditors will agree to lend.Ahead of the vote, here are seven short explanations of how Greece got into today’s mess:THE CREDIT BINGEThere is no way around it: Greece engaged in a three-decades-long credit binge starting in the early 1980s, spending the money on plush government jobs for supporters of the country’s two major political parties — the center-left PASOK and center-right New Democracy. Taking turns in office, they paid their followers well — driving up private sector wages and making Greece a costly place to do business. They also looked the other way on widespread tax evasion. Independent professionals — including doctors and lawyers — often reported less income than factory workers.___THE EURO ARRIVESDespite its rickety finances, Greece shaped up a little for a few years and qualified to join the single currency in 2001. It was a time of euphoria and confidence in the euro, seen as a rival to the dollar as a global currency. New members were desired to boost the EU’s biggest hope for European integration. Greece was waved in, and promptly went back to its old ways. Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Sponsored Stories 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros ($266 billion) and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse.How did it come to this? Why couldn’t all that money and all that sacrifice turn around a country that makes up less than two percent of the 19-country eurozone economy?On Sunday the country will hold a referendum on whether or not to accept the tough creditor conditions attached to loans needed to avoid default and a banking collapse.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies ___LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLLThe arrival of the euro only fueled the debt binge. German and French banks found they could now buy Greek government bonds in euros, not drachmas that might devalue. Greece borrowed at what in retrospect were ridiculously low interest rates, just a bit more than those charged to rock-solid Germany.They were in the euro, the thinking went, what could go wrong?In October 2009, after the global financial crisis had made investors more wary of risk, Greece revealed its deficit was far higher than advertised, and its finances were out of control. Its borrowing costs shot up. It couldn’t pay.___BAILOUT AUSTERITYWhen the party ended, Greece got a 110 billion euro bailout in 2010 from the other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund. The creditors attached tough conditions to cut spending and deficits, and to tackle the rampant bureaucracy and corruption. Yet the cuts quickly undermined growth, which fell below the optimistic estimates of the creditors who miscalculated how much they would weigh on the economy.There was a contradiction that couldn’t be resolved: cuts in public spending were needed to reduce Greece’s cost base because it couldn’t devalue. Yet the lower public spending pushed down GDP and simply made the debt burden bigger compared to the size of the economy. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Unemployment soared. Misery multiplied.___HANDCUFFED BY THE EUROWith its own currency, Greece could have defaulted on its debts and devalued, quickly erasing its international cost problem, and moved on within a few years. Cutting wages and prices is tougher, and takes longer. In that sense, the euro has prolonged the agony.___TAXPAYERS ON THE HOOKBy 2012, it was clear the first bailout wasn’t doing the trick. A second rescue included sticking Greece’s private creditors with losses on their bonds, along with yet more loans. Yet creditors continued to underestimate how much damage austerity would do to growth. The debt level, measured as a fraction of the economy, continued to increase. Even at the time of the deal, most economists and policy makers expected that further debt reduction or easier terms were inevitable.But the reshuffle of Greece’s debt meant that instead of owing bond investors, Greece’s creditors were now European taxpayers, the IMF and the ECB. With taxpayers on the hook, resistance to further debt relief stiffened in place like Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland.Still, for a while it looked like the second bailout might do the trick. The Greek government under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras narrowed deficits. Some reforms were implemented, while others were passed but didn’t really take effect. The economy bottomed out, after an agonizing fall of around 25 percent, and appeared ready to start growing. Greece did get some easier terms on interest and time to pay. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall ___CLOSE, BUT NO CIGARIn September 2014, Greece had only weeks left before it successfully completed the second bailout and transitioned to milder forms of assistance. Approaching the finish line, Samaras stumbled.He announced that Greece would expel its hated creditor monitors and return to bond markets without outside help or advice. The idea fell flat. Interest yields rose sharply on its remaining debt. Instead of getting the last of the bailout money, in December the floundering Samaras had to call an early election held in January.Voters, who were fed up with years of agony, chose Syriza, a hard-left party that won support with its demands for debt reduction and no more austerity. Creditors balked.Uncertainty quickly tanked the fledgling recovery. The bailout was first extended and then allowed to expire Tuesday as Syriza and creditors talked past one another.The last bailout money, some 7.2 billion euros, had slipped out of Greece’s grasp. And with it, perhaps, its chance of remaining in the eurozone.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistlast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals announced they have re-signed nine players to future contracts for the 2014 season. Center Philip Blake, receiver Dan Buckner, linebacker Kenny Demens, center Tom Draheim, tight end Darren Fells, running back Robert Hughes, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Anthony McCloud and linebacker Kenny Rowe. Each of the nine players was on the team’s practice squad in 2013. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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Cyprus to be showcased at 20 international forums in 2015

first_imgCyprus will be showcased at 20 international business forums in 12 countries over the next 12 months, Commerce, Industry, Tourism and Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said on Friday.Last year 12 Cypriot business forums were held in nine countries, he said, in cooperation with the Cyprus Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KEVE).The minister was speaking at a news conference to announce the move.“The aim is of course the visibility and promotion of Cyprus abroad as a reliable commercial and business centre,” he said.This year kicks off with a business forum in Bahrain at the end of January, in which President Nicos Anastasiades will participate.This will be followed by a forum in Iran in February, the US in March, the UK in April, China in May, Germany in June, Russia in September, France and South Africa in October, Slovakia and the Czech Republic in November and Saudi Arabia in December.Business sectors to be covered include real estate, tourism, education, promoting Cypriot products and medical services.Lakkotrypis said along with the forums, advertisements and articles in business journals and websites would also be done as well as participating in specialised trade exhibitions.“Instructions were given to all commercial attaches abroad to intensify their efforts to promote exports and attract investment,” Lakkotrypis said. “Specifically they have been asked to carry out increased personal contacts with companies, enterprises and other stakeholders in various countries and report back to the ministry every two weeks on the results of their contacts. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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