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first_imgA doctor-turned-model-turned-actor and her cook were taken into preventive custody after a scuffle broke out between the two, the police said on Friday. However, hundreds of domestic workers held a protest under the banner of Gharelu Kamgar Union accusing the police of high-handedness and sought the Deputy Commissioner’s intervention.According to Maya Das, who works as a cook at the house of Tina Chatwal, 38, a former Miss Asia Pacific, her employer was angry when she did not find the meal cooked to her liking and began to beat her up. Ms. Chatwal allegedly grabbed her by hair, kicked her in the stomach, and slapped her several times. She was later taken to Paras Hospital.SHO, Sector 53, Arvind Dahiya said both the help and her employer claimed to have been roughed up by each other. “We had a complaint from the help and a counter-complaint from her employer. Both had got their medical examination done and procured the Medico-Legal Certificate. So both were taken into preventive custody and produced before the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Headquarters,” said Mr. Dahiya. The two were later let off. But Maya John of GKU alleged in a letter to Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh that the police were favouring the employer. She pointed out in her letter that the injuries to the help were visible and undeniable and prior to taking the help into custody “the police did not collect the CCTV footage of the accused’s apartment” complex which shows the employer brutally beating up the domestic worker”.last_img read more

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first_imgPBA IMAGESSeeking to improve its standing in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, AMA Online Education signed up veteran big man Jay-R Taganas and hardworking forward Michael Cañete.The two, together with former Centro Escolar University big man Joseph Celso, will all be making their season debuts for the Titans against Marinerong Pilipino on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT AMA is currently among the bottom teams this conference with a 1-3 card. NU takes down La Salle in 5 sets, stays undefeated View comments MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Returning to AMA this conference, the 41-year-old Taganas is hoping to recapture his thunder after emerging as a solid double-double machine in the developmental ranks and setting the league record for most rebounds at 29 back in 2015.He last suited up for Tanduay in the 2017 Foundation Cup and is currently playing for Bulacan Kuyas in the MPBL.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCañete, meanwhile, has been recalled to the team after missing its last two games. He averaged 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds in the Titans’ first two games this conference.Their arrival is just the latest in coach Mark Herrera’s big roster moves after he signed up collegiate studs Robbie Manalang, Arvin Tolentino, and Kyles Lao this past week.last_img read more

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first_imgIndian batsman Virat Kohli and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha will replace Yuvraj Singh and offie Harbhajan Singh in the third Test in Edgbaston. Both players will join the Indian team at the earliest. A BCCI release said on Wednesday while Yuvraj Singh’s injury may take around four weeks to recover, Harbhajan Singh is likely to recover in three weeks’ time. Yuvraj has fractured his left index finger and Harbhajan Singh has a Grade I abdominal muscle strain. Harbhajan, who had sustained injury during his team’s 319-run defeat in Nottingham, had bowled only 13.4 overs at Trent Bridge and his absence during England’s second innings increased the workload of India’s seam attack. He has also been in poor form, taking 1 for 69 in the second Test after conceding 1 for 218 in the first at Lord’s. Yuvraj, who played at Trent Bridge because of the elbow injury to Gautam Gambhir, got hit on his left hand in the final innings by a short ball from Tim Bresnan. India are also waiting to see what sort of fitness and form Virender Sehwag is in. Sehwag missed the first two Tests, because he was recovering from shoulder surgery and is expected to join the team this week and play the tour game in Northamptonshire.  It is not yet clear whether Zaheer Khan, who pulled out during the Lord’s Test with a hamstring injury after bowling only 13.3 overs and missed Trent Bridge, will be fit to play at Edgbaston.last_img read more

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first_imgDefinitionYou have epilepsy. People with epilepsy have seizures. A seizure is a sudden brief change in the electrical activity in your brain. It leads to brief unconsciousness and uncontrollable body movements.Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of yourself if you have epilepsy.Alternate NamesWhat to ask your doctor about epilepsy – adult; Seizures – what to ask your doctor – adultQuestionsShould I call you, or someone else, every time I have a seizure?What safety measures do I need to take at home to prevent injuries when I have a seizure?Is it okay for me to drive? Where can I call to find more information about driving and epilepsy?What should I discuss with my boss at work about my epilepsy?Are there work activities that I should avoid?Will I need to rest during the day?Will I need to take medicines during the work day?Are there any sports activities that I should not do? Do I need to wear a helmet for any type of activities?Do I need to wear a medical alert bracelet?Who else should know about my epilepsy?Is it ever okay for me to be alone?What do I need to know about my seizure medicines?What medicines am I taking? What are the side effects?Can I take antibiotics or other medicines also? How about acetaminophen (Tylenol), vitamins, herbal remedies? Will birth control pills still work if I am taking medicines for my seizures?How should I store the seizure medicines?What happens if I miss one or more doses?Can I ever stop taking a seizure medicine if there are side effects?Can I drink any alcohol with my medications?How often do I need to see the doctor? When do I need blood tests?advertisementWhat are the signs that my epilepsy is becoming worse?What should others with me do when I am having a seizure? After the seizure is over, what should they do? When should they call the doctor? When should we call 911?Review Date:11/6/2012Reviewed By:Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

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first_imgAfter India suffered their 2nd successive loss in the semi-finals of the World Cup against New Zealand on Wednesday, a number of fans have called for changes in the Indian team setup. On July 11, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer expressed his wish that opening batsman Rohit Sharma should lead India in the white-ball formats.Taking to Twitter, Jaffer first asked whether the time was right to hand over the ODI and T20I captaincy to Rohit Sharma before expressing his desire to see the latter leading the team when India hosts the next World Cup in 2023.”Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?” tweeted Jaffer on Saturday. He further said: “I would like him to lead India in 2023 World Cup.”India, who topped the group stage, suffered a heart-wrenching 18-run defeat in the semifinals against New Zealand, thus bowing out of the ongoing edition of the World Cup.Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?I would like him to lead India in 2023 World CupWasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 12, 2019Following India’s shock exit, many fans have expressed their disappointment and feel Rohit should take over the captaincy from Kohli in the 50-over format.Rohit has led India before as well and is expected to lead the team in their next tour to the West Indies in ODIs and T20 series. India won the Asia Cup and Nidahas Trophy under Rohit’s captaincy in 2018 while Kohli, for all his success leading the team in the Test format, has not been able to win a single multi-nation tournament since taking over the reins of the ODI side in early 2017.advertisementWhat makes Rohit’s case even stronger is the fact that he has lead his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians to 3 IPL titles while Kohli is yet to lift the trophy even once with his long-time franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.Älso Read | This day that year: Sourav Ganguly takes off shirt at Lord’s balcony after India win thrilling NetWest finalAlso See:last_img read more

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first_imgHundreds of students across the province are learning how to sportfish, to help them get outdoors and enjoy the sport with family and friends. The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture’s Inland Fisheries Division has helped teach volunteers from the Hants West Wildlife Association and the South Shore Bassmasters how to deliver the Learn to Fish (L2F) program to reach more classrooms. It was delivered to more than 40 classrooms across the province this year, which means another 1,300 youth will know the ins and outs of beginner sportfishing. “Sportfishing is a great way to get out and enjoy our lakes and rivers in a safe and serene family setting,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. “I’m pleased to see community groups collaborate with us to help teach young people how to appreciate such wonderful resources, making life better for families in every region.” The Learn to Fish Program (L2F) started in 2006 to help get kids between the ages of 8 and 12 to try sportfishing. The volunteers are trained to teach kids about safe fishing practices, how to assemble a rod and reel, and how to identify their catch. The interactive and educational program has a classroom and outdoors component. With the help of the volunteer instructors, the L2F program was delivered to a number of additional communities, such as Yarmouth, Digby, Queens and Hants counties. For more information about sportfishing in Nova Scotia and the L2F program, go to www.gov.ns.ca/fish/sportfishing .last_img read more

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first_imgNEW DELHI: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Tuesday alleged that the BJP is against the Delhi government’s decision to make rides for women free. Thereafter, the Deputy Chief Minister travelled in DTC buses to get people’s feedback on the matter. “After we took the decision of making metro and DTC buses free for women, we got lots of positive response but the BJP is against the scheme. I want to ask BJP what is the problem,” said the Deputy CM.Then, the Deputy CM decided to meet the people and get direct feedback from them. “Last time, residents of Delhi chose seven MPs of BJP and this time they did the same but the BJP has not worked for the betterment of people of Delhi,” he said. He travelled in various DTC buses across the city and talked to passengers. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar”I spoke with more than 50 women & many men in DTC buses to understand what they feel about #FreeMetroForWomen? Not even one citizen said that it’s a bad idea. On the contrary, everybody said public transport is more secure for women & it would save them Rs 2,000-3,000 per month,” he tweeted. While talking to the Deputy CM, Garima Singh, a passenger said, “It is a very welcoming step for the women like me who are from lower or lower middle-class families. This will help me to save money and also my daughter can save money.” Another passenger Shivam Raaj said, “I never thought government can bring a step like this. I have two daughters who can now travel free. Every day they go to Noida from Rohini to their college and they take metro. After the revised fair, it is really difficult for us to manage. I expect that the government should implement the plan soon so that our life becomes easier. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceThe Deputy CM started his feedback journey from IP Estate bus stop and moved around central Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday his government plans to make metro and bus travel free for women in the capital. The proposal will be implemented in two or three months, he said. According to an FAQ shared by the Delhi government, the decision is aimed at ensuring the safety of women. “As of now only 33 percent of Metro commuters are women. The fare hike last year hit women the worst, forcing them to shift to more unsafe modes of transport like private buses, ride-sharing, or even walking. This move will help them return to the Metro’s safety. More women in any public spaces automatically make those spaces safer for women. This move will help women reclaim public spaces,” it said.last_img read more

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first_imgMulti-platinum Streamsound recording artist, Kristian Bush, will meet and greet Goodwill donors during an event from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at the Rivergate Goodwill store, 2101 Gallatin Road in Madison.Bush, a Knoxville-born singer/songwriter, is half of the platinum-selling duo Sugarland. He is partnering with Goodwill Industries International for a #GiveItAway campaign based on the hit song, Trailer Hitch, which is the lead single from his debut solo album, SOUTHERN GRAVITY. A recent video for the song was partially filmed at Goodwill’s Brentwood store.At the Rivergate store, Bush will meet and greet Goodwill donors, sign autographs and pose for photos. Goodwill will give away an iPad mini to one lucky donor, and the first 50 people to deliver donations to the store after 3 p.m. will receive an autographed CD of SOUTHERN GRAVITY.Bush’s partnership with Goodwill is intended to raise awareness of Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work. Since the partnership began last year, he has been performing around the country, encouraging music fans to donate clothing, electronics and household goods in their communities.“The song, ‘Trailer Hitch’ says, ‘I may not have that much but I don’t mind spreading it around.’ Almost everyone knows someone who is struggling to make ends meet, and unemployment in our country is still a problem,” Bush said. “The simple act of giving away what you no longer need to Goodwill can help someone find a job. That’s pretty amazing to me.”This is his first public appearance in the Nashville area to support Goodwill’s mission of providing job training and placement opportunities for those struggling to find work through the revenue from the sale of donated goods.last_img read more

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Addressing an informal meeting of the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Sergio Vieira de Mello said that a brutal attack and exceptional threat such as the one on 11 September last year might require an extraordinary and unequivocal response. “But these measures must be taken in transparency, they must be of short duration, and they must respect the fundamental non-derogable rights embodied in our human rights norms,” he said. “They must take place within the framework of the law.” Mr. Vieira de Mello said he was convinced that it was possible to fight the menace at no cost to human rights. “Protecting your citizens and upholding rights are not incompatible: on the contrary, they must go firmly together lest we lose our bearing,” he said, adding that work must also be done to address other pressing sources of insecurity such as armed conflict, discrimination, poverty and ignorance. The High Commissioner also said that his Office would help States to integrate and implement the treaties that they have accepted. “But let me reiterate that it is States that must fully assume their responsibilities to uphold human rights,” he stressed. “We will, therefore, urge them to bring human rights fully to their people and to advance their national protection systems.” As an overarching theme, his Office will focus on justice and the consistent application of the rule of law, Mr. Vieira de Mello said. “This rich concept provides that law should operate as an instrument to protect the dignity and worth of the human person, not as a tool to permit arbitrary rule or cruelty or an abdication of a State’s basic responsibilities towards its citizens,” he said. The one-day informal meeting of the Commission on Human Rights is convened annually to discuss the matters that will be brought up at General Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues. read more

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Fuchse BerlinHC MetalurgHSV HamburgmetalurgMontpellierPick SzegedSzegedwild cardWisla Plock The four clubs that will be given Wild Card and will have chance at participating in the Champions League are HC Metalurg from Macedonia, Wisla Plock from Poland, Pick Szeged from Hungary and the French Montpellier. The tournament will be played 31 August/1 September 2013. The winner goes to the Group Phase and the remaining three teams will participate in the EHF Cup.Under these circumstances, HSV Hamburg and Fuchse Berlin will play home and away matches between them, which will decide who will progress to the Group Stage. ← Previous Story Amazing fans support to their teams: Metalurg, Wisla Plock and Pick Szeged to get Wild Card! Next Story → Wild Card places in EHF Women Champions League given to four teams read more

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first_imgA stalled freight train in Montana is causing problems for Amtrak’s Empire Builder, which connects Portland-Vancouver with Chicago.The disabled train is near the Glacier Park Station, according to an Amtrak news release. It has delayed the westbound train that originated in Chicago on Dec. 29, which will make passengers due to arrive in Vancouver today late.The Empire Builder due to originate in Portland this afternoon will now originate in Spokane. Passengers will be bused from Portland and Vancouver to meet the train there. (They will also be bused from Seattle, where the other half of the Empire Builder originates.)Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.last_img read more

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first_imgState Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, and Republican challenger Craig Riley will hold a live chat with Columbian.com readers today at noon. Wylie took her seat in the Washington House in April after Clark County commissioners appointed her to succeed Jim Jacks as a representative from the 49th District. She faces a robust challenge from Riley , who ran in the 49th last year and lost to veteran state Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, by just under 7 percent of votes cast.For more information on these candidates see our recent story: Riley, Wylie worlds apart in 49th raceVisit www.columbian.com/chat/ or our home page below latest news at noon to participate in the event. Login with Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or MySpace will be required to leave questions or comments, but anyone can watch the action. If you encounter technical problems, please contact our Web Editor, Libby Tucker, libby.tucker@columbian.com.Here’s how the chat will work:Readers who login can send questions and comments from the chat window. Web Editor Libby Tucker will moderate the discussion, choosing which questions will go live. She’ll post all of the questions that readers submit unless they aren’t submitted by a real person with a real name, include swear words or are off topic. Both candidates will have the chance to respond to the question before the next is posted. Candidates may also ask questions of each other and respond.last_img read more

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first_imgEyre’s family has hired an attorney and plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit, saying that officers could have handled the situation without using deadly force. Fairbanks Police Chief Jewkes: “During this 11 minute, half mile incident, officers put themselves in harms way, that entire time they were in harms way. And they did that to protect the public and to try to help Cody. They were willing to accept the risk to themselves knowing that at any point in this 11 minutes and half mile that Cody could have turned and shot them.” According to his family, he drank alcohol and went for a walk, carrying a small pistol with him in the negative ten degree weather. His mother was worried for his safety and tried for two hours to coax Eyre back to the family’s home but eventually called law enforcement for assistance. At a news conference Wednesday, Fairbanks Police Chief Erik Jewkes said the three state troopers and two police officers fired at Eyre when “the risk simply became too great.” Samantha Eyre-Harrison, Eyre’s sister, detailed the events of December 24, 2017 earlier this year, saying that her brother was having a bad day after dealing with girlfriend problems and a truck that wouldn’t start. Trooper Elondre Johnson, one of the three State Troopers involved in the shooting: “We’ve given him a lot of space, he’s gestured the gun towards me at least twice and is walking to the intersection at Johansen.”center_img Eyre’s sister said a different approach by police would have kept her brother alive. In the audio released, the crunch of footsteps on hard-packed snow can be heard as officers followed Eyre on and around the high-speed Johansen Expressway which had been shut down. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Fairbanks Police and Alaska State Troopers on Wednesday released audio, body-cam and dash-cam recordings of the 11 minutes preceding the death of 20-year-old Cody Eyre in Fairbanks last year. The recordings show that on Christmas Eve 2017, law enforcement officers told the young Alaska Native man 78 times to put down  his .22 pistol before he pointed the weapon at them and was fatally shot.last_img read more

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first_imgRep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, speaks on the floor of the Alaska House in 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)A political consultant has died while his work was being scrutinized amid allegations of voter fraud in a close Anchorage state House race, according to the state representative who hired him.Listen nowCharlie Chang worked with Anchorage Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, whose district includes parts of the Muldoon neighborhood and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.Chang, who lives in California, helped LeDoux recruit Hmong voters, and LeDoux’s opponents tied him to what they described as irregular absentee voting patterns.LeDoux, in a brief phone interview Wednesday, said Chang died Tuesday from a “major stroke.”“He was on life support for a couple of days and then he passed away,” LeDoux said. “That’s all I know and it’s sad, and I feel pretty devastated by it.”Chang had worked with LeDoux periodically for a decade, and she said they’d become friends. His death was first reported by Anchorage TV station KTUU.LeDoux caucuses with Democrats in the House’s majority coalition, and the Alaska Republican Party has been trying to unseat her. She trailed her GOP primary opponent, Aaron Weaver, by three votes after the first round of counting election night, last month.A subsequent count of absentee ballots gave LeDoux a 117-vote win. But state elections officials also said they found evidence of voter fraud among the absentee ballots, and they sent their findings to prosecutors for review.Elections officials said they received absentee applications in the names of seven dead people. Those ballots were not mailed out, but officials also identified 26 suspicious ballots that were returned.All 26 of those votes went to LeDoux.The state hasn’t released details about the voters who sent in those suspicious ballots.But LeDoux’s Republican opponents point to more than two dozen people with Hmong last names who registered to vote from two different Muldoon mobile homes. And they note that LeDoux paid Chang more than $10,000 to recruit Hmong voters.LeDoux said she told Chang to be careful, and added that she has no reason to believe he broke any laws.State prosecutors have declined to comment about a possible voter fraud investigation. They did not immediately respond to questions Wednesday about how their work could be affected by Chang’s death.last_img read more

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first_imgIf you ask old codgers like me, the golden age of PC games was at the end of the 1990s, where home computers got powerful enough to provide next-level experiences. But some believe that the real golden age was the beginning of the 90s, when we saw innovative mechanics from some of the industry’s greatest minds. Hell, other long-time gamers feel that the end of the 80s was the actual best time to play.Whatever your opinion, there’s one thing we can all agree on: there’s a ton of amazing old games out there just waiting to be re-discovered. Or re-invented. While we often scoff at remakes in the movie world, in gaming bringing a title from the past in line with modern expectations can yield fantastic results. Think about the remastered versions of Grim Fandango or the various Source Engine remakes of classic shooters.In this feature, we’re going to take a trip back into the floppy disc vaults and come out with 11 titles from PC gaming history that need to make a comeback. From iconic turn-based strategy games to action, FPS, and the indescribable.I Have No Mouth And I Must ScreamThe adventure game genre got kind of a bad rap towards the end of the 1990s for offering up illogical puzzles, confusing motivations, and general weirdness. But a few games from the genre still captivate today, and none is as fascinating as I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream.Based on a short story by Harlan Ellison, the 1995 game puts you in the shoes of the last five humans on Earth, being tested by a malevolent supercomputer that has tortured them for over a century. It’s a serious head trip that expertly combines horror, sci-fi, and psychology into something unique. You can play the original on GoG, but a slick remake would be awesome.The Gold Box GamesWe’re going to lump all of these into one entry, otherwise we’d be here all day. When TSR saw how well the Ultima series was selling, they jumped into the PC marketplace with both feet, partnering with SSI to create a pile of Dungeons & Dragons games known collectively as the “Gold Box” series.These role-playing titles were way ahead of their time, with advanced tactical options for battles and the ability to transfer characters from one game to another. You can run them in DOSBox fine, but a slick, polished version that combined all of the adventures into one massive campaign would be amazing to play through one more time.Fragile AllegianceEven though we consider “sandbox games” to be a relatively modern invention, PC game designers have been crafting rich open-ended experiences for decades. 1996’s Fragile Allegiance from Gremlin Interactive was a trailblazing strategy title that put gamers in charge of an upstart mining operation that had to milk resources from a mineral-rich asteroid belt while contending with a number of alien races with the same objective.A strong focus on diplomacy made this one stand out from the pack, but the game is virtually unplayable on newer Windows machine. Updating it with better graphics and the ability to play as the aliens would bring this epic to a new audience.Pathways Into DarknessBungie is probably going to be busy with Destiny for some time, but what we really want to see is a modern take on one of their most unique games. 1993’s Pathways Into Darkness was a Mac-exclusive first-person adventure that blended Doom-style running and gunning with robust puzzle solving and exploration.As a Special Forces soldier you are tasked with preventing a slumbering Elder God from awakening. A real-time game clock added a sense of urgency to the mission, and a text parser-based dialogue system makes conversations more interesting. A souped-up version could bring all the coolness to a new generation of gamers.AnachronoxThe last days of Ion Storm were some of the most miserable times PC gaming ever saw, with the “dream team” of former Doom developers brought low by their own hubris. Everybody remembers John Romero’s doomed Daikatana, but what about the other Ion Storm game of 2001, Tom Hall’s ambitious console-style RPG Anachronox.Pushing just about every technical envelope he could, Hall and his team created a unique experience that was critically praised on release. Unfortunately, it was also buggy as hell and didn’t get the commercial success it deserved. A modern remake could bring this charmer up to date and maybe even resolve the cliffhanger ending.Twilight 2000Based on a tabletop role-playing game, 1991’s Twilight 2000 is widely regarded as one of the best strategic RPGs of the era. Set in an alternate universe in which NATO and the Soviets waged nuclear war, the game puts you in command of a squad in post-apocalypse Poland taking care of security missions around the region.Both 3D terrain navigation and isometric turn-based warfare are featured, with a staggering array of weapons and equipment. It’s sort of like a more realistic XCOM, if that appeals to you (it should). The interface is pretty clunky, so a cleaned-up take on the concept would be amazing.QuarantineWe all think of Grand Theft Auto as the progenitor of the automotive violence genre, but 1994’s Quarantine might have something to say about that. The first-person driving game put you in the seat of a taxi driver in a dystopian future where you had to both pick up and drop off passengers as well as blowing up anybody who screwed with you.The game required a seriously beefy computer at the time to run well, so it didn’t perform as well financially as the developers wanted. It’s still both seriously fun and uniquely warped, making it a perfect choice for a HD remake with high-poly environments and lots of gore.Theme HospitalSimulation games are a dime a dozen on the PC, but a few of them rise above the crowd. Bullfrog’s quirky 1997 Theme Hospital was a huge success when it was released, selling millions of copies, but the franchise didn’t go anywhere after the PlayStation port.The basic gameplay will be familiar to anyone who dug Prison Architect or similar games, but the goofy sense of humor that Bullfrog brought to the patients coupled with whip-tight mechanics make this one a legend. Better graphics and more optimized code could make this a serious contender in 2016, and although there was a fan group working on something they’ve never made a final release.Freedom ForceReal-time strategy is a genre that’s going through a bit of a rough patch right now, but a few awesome games could bring it back. Irrational’s 2002 Freedom Force took a more tactical approach to the genre in a way that predated today’s MOBA craze. Players took control of a squad of superheroes with a panoply of awesome powers and let them battle evil in remarkably deep skirmishes.The variety of abilities made the combat more than just “point at that guy and shoot him,” and the robust character creator let you simulate just about any hero from the funnybooks. A polished-up remake that kept the sense of freedom of the original but added some more multiplayer options could be a huge hit.PrivateerSure, Chris Roberts is pretty busy with Star Citizen right now, but no matter what you think of that project, it’s undeniable that his earlier games were pretty incredible. Set in the Wing Commander universe, 1993’s Privateer gave the player a new level of freedom as they traveled the spaceways, letting you engage in trade, rob other ships, or take missions for paying clients.It’s a concept that has been duplicated dozens of times, but the original nailed it with aplomb. The game saw a sequel in 1996 that’s best noted for its live-action FMV sequences (that was cool back then). If a dedicated developer could take everything awesome about Privateer and make it work for a modern audience, we’d be psyched.X-Wing Vs. TIE FighterStar Wars video games have a pretty checkered history, with some very good games and some very bad ones. One of the best was 1997’s X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter, which let pilots duke it out in two of the franchise’s best-loved spacecraft.Designed entirely for multiplayer, the game featured both competitive and co-op action. Unfortunately, the netcode was hampered by the technology of the time, which required all player movements to be sent over a Web service, and it was pretty janky. A modernized update that kept the slick controls and excellent mission design coupled with more modern player-to-player interfacing would be the must-have game of the post-Force Awakens era.last_img read more

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first_imgMagnificent ruins are what remains of Hampi’s rise and prominence from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. In its prime, Hampi was three times the size of contemporary Paris, and second only to the imperial city of Beijing during the reign of the Ming dynasty at that time.As today Hampi lies silent and deserted in the wake of its own departed magnificence, new cities are rising out of the rural soil. One of these, eponymously called Newtown, is waking into being in another part of India. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA collection of photographs by Rajib De providing the visual binary of a great Indian city of the sleeping past and a future city waking into shape is on display at India International Centre. Titled ‘A tale of two cities: Hampi and Newtown’, the art show will be on view until August 20. In one of the pictures, we can see the past perfections frozen in stone. Within the other, we witness the emergence of the forces of change – with a phalanx of distant buildings gaining upon the virgin soil. Yet this too, in time, will inevitably become the habitat of the past, and this new city, too, will become a part of the abiding and elegiac music of history. And the two sets of images play their parts – as in a diptych – of being and mutability. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe photographer’s use of panoramic images is predicated by this amplitude of vision. His photographs hint at the scenes of ordinary life in a busy city of the past.The contrast – and the nexus – of the two sets of panoramic photographs from Hampi and Newtown make for a thought-provoking connection across the ages. The Hasselblad palette of these exquisite black and white photographs is made up of visual octaves through the many subtle shades that lie between black and white, stillness and movement. The depth of these images capture the cadence of time within which we live, think, and learn to see.last_img read more

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first_imgA report in DW was first published on 9 March that an ‘aggressive and drug-resistant HIV subtype is behind skyrocketing HIV infection’.That story was then picked up by news outlets around the world, including many gay media outlets.But HIV experts in the region have condemned the news reports labelling them ‘sensationalized’ and ‘fake news’.UNAIDS Phillipines country director, Louie R. Ocampo, said the reports were inaccurate.‘The variants of the HIV found in the country have not changed and are similar to the strains of the virus found throughout Asia and in other parts of the world,’ he said.‘In addition, there is no conclusive evidence that the strains of the virus found in the country are more infectious than other virus variants, nor is there evidence that they are resistant to the current treatment regimens available.’But HIV is a problem in the PhilippinesHIV is a massive problem in the Philippines with some advocates labelling it a ‘national emergency‘. New HIV cases have risen 3,147% in the the ten years since 2007, with young men who have sex with men (MSM) the main group of new cases.HIV network, APCOM, said there was a ‘sad trend’ of MSM who ‘account for 90% of new HIV transmissions in the country’.APCOM’s executive director, Midnight Poonkasetwattana, said ‘the news from the Philippines about the virulent strain of HIV is not new’.‘HIV treatment remains effective if those living with the virus get treated early and remain on treatment,’ he told Gay Star News.‘The government of the Philippines must remove policies that make it difficult for MSM to be educated about HIV and to access HIV services.’The government and development agencies ‘must also drastically increase funding for HIV programs for communities at high risk of HIV’. Those communities include, MSM, transgender people, sex workers and people who use drugs.‘These programs include combination prevention, promotion of the benefit of treatment, and making HIV testing linked to treatment confidential, quick and friendly,’ he said.UNAIDS’ Ocampo agreed that education, prevention and getting people onto anti-retroviral treatment would help keep transmission numbers down.‘As with all strains of HIV, prevention measures such as consistent condom use, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP), and universal treatment which achieves viral suppression are effective in reducing transmission,’ he said.‘All the strains found in the Philippines are effectively treated with the country’s approved antiretroviral therapy options.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Asian HIV advocates have warned reports that a new, drug-resistant HIV strain in the Philippines were ‘fake news’. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Another man on PrEP has reportedly acquired HIV: So does it work?Not one case of HIV transmission from HIV positive gay men on effective treatmentLBGTI hate in Indonesia makes it hard to treat and test for HIVRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/reports-new-drug-resistant-hiv-strain-philippines-inaccurate/ This is what HIV looks like when it infects a cell Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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first_imgRelated posts:Alajuela’s first vegetarian restaurant missing key ingredients Kid-friendly “Tales of Kings” plays in Alajuela Health Ministry closes industrial park in Alajuela Alajuela Celebrates 228th Anniversary From the print editionThe Juan Santamaría Museum in Alajuela offers guided tours that put the audience right in the action. It’s theater. It’s history. It’s fun. And best of all, it’s free. The action begins at the door, when historian Rodolfo González and two lookalike models, Andrea and Yesenia, start an argument that forces a security guard to abandon post and tell them to quiet down. González and company then invite the audience to follow them around the museum for a look at the history of Alajuela and Costa Rica, enhanced by a theater performance and sound effects.In the first gallery, they take turns telling about how the building went up around 1880 during the time of strongman Tomás Guardia, and served as quarters for the army, when soldiers ran up and down the stairs (clomp, clomp, clomp), and Guardia built the first railroad to the Pacific (chooo-chooo). From there, they tell of Alajuela’s first commerical effort, mule trains, with lots of hee-hawing plus an explanation of what, exactly, a mule is. Next we come to  colonization, where push came to shove between the government and the church, and the first civil war broke out between cities to determine who would have the capital. Obviously, San José won.Passing through the galleries, we learn about the Campaign of 1856 and William Walker’s invasion. When González gives a speech as Walker in English, he is shouted down. When war breaks out, the audience must duck down behind the display cases to avoid what sounds like stray bullets. With the cholera epidemic, museum staff drape themeslves in black shrouds and sulk to mournful music. In the last of the galleries, the audience learns the history of the campaign through pictures and paintings of the battles and the homefront. Yesenia (or is it Andrea?) points to a painting of a dirty, weary, bloody Santamaría, trying to heft a torch before sinking to the ground. She compares this to the pristine statue of the same soldier in the Juan Santamaría Plaza just two blocks away.The final scene takes place in the back garden, where the audience is shown bits and pieces of Alajuela’s past: the early printing presses, the jail cells, the cannons from the war and the second-floor balcony, all that remains of Guardia’s once-elegant house.At last it is time for the TV quiz show in the auditorium. Signs held up by the museum’s public relations director instruct the audience to applaud, make noise or remain silent. The quiz tests the audience with questions on Alajuelan history. The show lasts slightly more than an hour, and not much Spanish is necessary. The free tour runs every Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. No reservation needed. The museum faces the Central Park in the center of Alajuela. For more info, call 2441-4775 or visit www.museojuansantamaria.com. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgAkansha Pandey | New DelhiAir Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, recently celebrated 13 years of connecting India to Kazakhstan and Eurasia. Speaking at the occasion, Peter Foster, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Astana, said that they aim to expand in the Indian market further with hopefully direct flight connectivity from Mumbai by 2019.“The carrier eyes increasing the operations between Delhi and Astana to at least five times a week from the existing thrice a week. Going forward, starting off non-stop flights from Mumbai is next on our cards logically and we hope for a 2019 launch. The potential is huge in the Indian market and we have only scratched the surface,” he highlighted.Expansion plans of the carrier in Asia are underway with more flights connecting Astana to Bangkok and China and Almaty to Hong Kong. The airline will also be adding 25 new aircraft in next three years.Bulat Sarsenbayev, Ambassador, Republic of Kazakhstan in India shared that 12,000 Indian visitors travelled to Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan in 2016, comprising 5,000 business visitors. This year so far, Astana has already witnessed 8,500 business arrivals from India, he exclaimed adding that Kazakhstan is eyeing 40% increase from the Indian market each year.Kazakhstan’s full-service carrier currently operates daily flight between Almaty and Delhi and thrice weekly between Astana and Delhi.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Aug 11, 2018 1:18 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Laughlin River Regatta organizers aim to keep it clean LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Organizers have stepped up trash collection for the Laughlin River Regatta tubing event, two years after 31,000 people left piles of garbage in and around the river.Marnell Gaming, which owns Colorado Bell and Edgewater in Laughlin, paid $100,000 for rights to the tubing event’s trademarks, social media accounts, website, logos and use of the land from Bullhead City, Arizona, according to city documents.The new organizers employed more than four times as many trash-collecting resources than previous events, including staffers with nets and garbage bags to collect trash during the race and a slew of additional divers who will scour the river after the event for any remaining waste, the Las Vegas Sun reported .In three separate pre-trash collection dives from December to May, Marnell’s company has already collected and disposed of over 3 tons of trash. The regatta, which launched in 2007 with fewer than 500 participants, will be capped at 22,000 this year.City Manager Toby Cotter said Bullhead City could permit the number to increase if the new owners prove they can successfully run the regatta without the mess left behind in 2016.“To cancel this event after 10 years of success because it did get too big, I use the analogy it’s like cancelling the Super Bowl because you can’t clean up the tailgate parties,” Marnell told the Mohave County Board of Supervisors in January.The regatta brought between $16 million and $22 million in direct economic spending over the weekend to Laughlin and Bullhead City in 2016, according to independent analyses conducted by Bullhead City-based economists. Its inception 12 years ago played a major role in salvaging the area’s then-flailing economy, Cotter said.“It has a polarizing effect, that’s for sure,” Cotter said. “The regatta showed the world that there is a beautiful asset here in Bullhead City and Laughlin in the Colorado River.”All attendees also are required to carry trash-collecting sacks with them while floating down the river — one of two mandatory items along with a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.The event runs all day Saturday along a 13-mile (21-kilometre) stretch of the Colorado River.___Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.comlast_img read more