There Are a Millennium Pieces in This New UCS Millennium Falcon Lego

20 Sep 2019

first_imgStay on target Han once famously told Luke “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” Well, the new Lego Millennium Falcon does look like much. More much than any Lego set that has ever come before it. So much much.Over the years, Lego has released a number of different takes on the Millennium Falcon. The one they just unveiled is by far the most jaw-dropping take on the iconic spacecraft. It’s part of their Ultimate Collector’s Series, and it takes more than 7,500 Lego pieces to build. 7,541 to be exact.This is actually Lego’s second UCS Falcon. The original landed on store shelves with a thunderous thud (because of its weight, not because it was a terrible seller or anything like that) back in 2007 with a comparatively conservative 5,195 pieces. The difference 2,300-plus pieces make is all in the details.The 2017 version includes elements for both the Episode VII and VIII Falcon and two different minifig crews. There’s a classic Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO and Chewbacca as well as a more mature version of Han, Rey, Finn, and BB-8. Lego is even throwing in a pair of adorable little Porgs that will make their debut when The Last Jedi hits theaters. There’s also one of those nasty Mynocks, though the Lego version is way less disturbing than the ones in Episode V.Building this thing is going to be a real labor of love. I was lucky enough to be gifted the lesser Millennium Falcon (75105) this year for my birthday, and it was a slow-and-steady five day build with my son. Assembling the UCS version will be an absolute marathon by comparison, though anyone who’s put this kind of time (or even half as much) into building a Lego set knows just how satisfying it’ll be when you finish off the last step in the instructions, and it’s ready for display.Get ready to cash in some of your Bitcoin profits, though, because the new UCS Falcon will set you back about $800. That’s right in line with Lego’s usual per-piece prices, of course. It’s just that there’s so dang many pieces in this one.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more

first_imgStay on target Han once famously told Luke “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.” Well, the new Lego Millennium Falcon does look like much. More much than any Lego set that has ever come before it. So much much.Over the years, Lego has released a number of different takes on the Millennium Falcon. The one they just unveiled is by far the most jaw-dropping take on the iconic spacecraft. It’s part of their Ultimate Collector’s Series, and it takes more than 7,500 Lego pieces to build. 7,541 to be exact.This is actually Lego’s second UCS Falcon. The original landed on store shelves with a thunderous thud (because of its weight, not because it was a terrible seller or anything like that) back in 2007 with a comparatively conservative 5,195 pieces. The difference 2,300-plus pieces make is all in the details.The 2017 version includes elements for both the Episode VII and VIII Falcon and two different minifig crews. There’s a classic Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3PO and Chewbacca as well as a more mature version of Han, Rey, Finn, and BB-8. Lego is even throwing in a pair of adorable little Porgs that will make their debut when The Last Jedi hits theaters. There’s also one of those nasty Mynocks, though the Lego version is way less disturbing than the ones in Episode V.Building this thing is going to be a real labor of love. I was lucky enough to be gifted the lesser Millennium Falcon (75105) this year for my birthday, and it was a slow-and-steady five day build with my son. Assembling the UCS version will be an absolute marathon by comparison, though anyone who’s put this kind of time (or even half as much) into building a Lego set knows just how satisfying it’ll be when you finish off the last step in the instructions, and it’s ready for display.Get ready to cash in some of your Bitcoin profits, though, because the new UCS Falcon will set you back about $800. That’s right in line with Lego’s usual per-piece prices, of course. It’s just that there’s so dang many pieces in this one.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more

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Dead Rising 4 Coming to a PlayStation 4 Near You on December

20 Sep 2019

first_img Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay Stay on target When it originally launched late last year, Dead Rising 4 was released as a console exclusive for the Xbox One. That exclusivity deal is set to expire this December, which means Capcom’s zombie-slaying title (that’s not Resident Evil) will soon be available to PlayStation 4 owners. The newly christened Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package features the same core game everyone remembers but bundled with a host of new features and add-ons.Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package is set to have all of the post-launch difficulty settings and upcoming updates. It will have a new mode called “Capcom Heroes,” where protagonist Frank West can don various costumes inspired by Capcom characters. Each costume comes with its own special moves specific to each character. Expect all of the costumes and weapons from the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, Frank Rising, and Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf to be available at launch. Bonus content such as the Street Fighter Outfit Pack, My Bloody Valentine Pack, Candy Cane Crossbow, Slicecycle, Sir-Ice-A-Lot, Ugly Winter Sweater, and X-Fists will be available as well.Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package will only set PS4 owners back $50. Even though they had to wait a year, getting the full game with all of its content for less than it cost back in 2016 isn’t a bad deal. Those who did buy Dead Rising 4 when it originally came out on Xbox One, Steam, and Windows 10 will get the “Capcom Heroes” mode as a free update. This means that, come December, Dead Rising fans across all platforms (save the Switch) will be on equal footing. Everyone wins!Capcom promises additional updates on Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package in the months leading to its release. Will we get news about how the game will be enhanced for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X? Stay tuned to find out.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_img Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay Stay on target When it originally launched late last year, Dead Rising 4 was released as a console exclusive for the Xbox One. That exclusivity deal is set to expire this December, which means Capcom’s zombie-slaying title (that’s not Resident Evil) will soon be available to PlayStation 4 owners. The newly christened Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package features the same core game everyone remembers but bundled with a host of new features and add-ons.Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package is set to have all of the post-launch difficulty settings and upcoming updates. It will have a new mode called “Capcom Heroes,” where protagonist Frank West can don various costumes inspired by Capcom characters. Each costume comes with its own special moves specific to each character. Expect all of the costumes and weapons from the Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack, Frank Rising, and Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf to be available at launch. Bonus content such as the Street Fighter Outfit Pack, My Bloody Valentine Pack, Candy Cane Crossbow, Slicecycle, Sir-Ice-A-Lot, Ugly Winter Sweater, and X-Fists will be available as well.Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package will only set PS4 owners back $50. Even though they had to wait a year, getting the full game with all of its content for less than it cost back in 2016 isn’t a bad deal. Those who did buy Dead Rising 4 when it originally came out on Xbox One, Steam, and Windows 10 will get the “Capcom Heroes” mode as a free update. This means that, come December, Dead Rising fans across all platforms (save the Switch) will be on equal footing. Everyone wins!Capcom promises additional updates on Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package in the months leading to its release. Will we get news about how the game will be enhanced for the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X? Stay tuned to find out.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Nintendo Labo Toys Wed Like to Build

20 Sep 2019

first_img ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Ring Fit Adventure’ Is a Nintendo Switch Exercise RPG With Labo, Nintendo made us all jealous of today’s kids. The Nintendo Switch was already nifty enough with its ability to swap between console and handheld play. But the recently revealed Labo line of accessories and games allows the tablet and detachable controllers to become a whole range of smart cardboard toys and robots. In case you missed it, here’s what all the nerdy DIY maker STEM children will be getting their hands on this 4/20 starting at $69.The initial Labo sets include “Toy-Con” pianos, RC cars, fishing rods, houses, motorcycle handles, and an entire mech suit cobbled together from failed Wii U demo “Project Giant Robot.” But beyond these confirmed kits the trailer shows off potential Labo birds, driving pedals, arcade joysticks, and little men who collapse when they vibrate too hard. Very relatable.Since it’s literally cardboard, Nintendo could let kids make whatever they want with Labo. And the toys seem so appealing that we suspect Labo will be a big hit that continues past these first two sets. That sparked our own crazy imaginations as to what other Labo toys may be on the horizon. So these are our humble suggestions for Nintendo Labo toys we personally would like to build.A Creepy Puppet and/or Real BoySome kids play with toys with their friends. Others use toys to make up for their lack of friends. A creepy Nintendo Labo puppet could fill both needs. Put the Switch screen in its chest like a Teletubby. Maybe it uses the IR camera to scan a rough approximation of your emotions and react accordingly. And if you wish hard enough, that cardboard smart dummy might just become a real boy.WarioWare GamesThe WarioWare series is a brilliant deconstruction of minigame collections and game design itself. It’s long past time for Nintendo to bring it back and Labo might just be the perfect avenue. The overarching WarioWare plot has that greedy greasy jerk demanding players make their own games for Wario to profit off of. But with Labo, Wario can now force you to build entire new physical video game accessories and systems, all in fifteen seconds of course.Steel Battalion MechThe Steel Battalion series is infamous for its absurd control schemes. The first two games forced players to control mechs using gargantuan controllers with no less than 40 buttons and sticks. There was a windshield wiper button! Steel Battalion on Kinect went in the opposite direction and ditched the controller for a full-body motion control giant robot experience. Nintendo Labo could bridge the two, allowing you to build your own dumb complicated mech you then get to become.A Weapon to Surpass Metal GearThere are a lot of iconic elements in the Metal Gear Solid series. Solid Snake. The twist in part two. The delivery of the phrase “Metal Gear?!?” But when thinking of this classic stealth series, who doesn’t remember hiding inside a plain old cardboard box to evade foes? Metal Gear was combining cardboard and gaming long before Labo, but Labo might be the cardboard video game to finally surpass Metal Gear.Fallout TechThe post-apocalyptic world of Bethesda’s Fallout series is littered with bootleg scrap technology plucked out of the future of the 1950s. And sometimes that tech falls into the real-world like the collector’s edition wrist-mounted Pip-Boy. Paying in bottle caps and playing with cardboard are already a perfect match. Plus, Bethesda is already all in on Switch with Skyrim, Doom, and Wolfenstein ports. Complete the set with Fallout Labo.Failed Nintendo AccessoriesJust as the Nintendo Switch draws inspiration from past Nintendo systems, Nintendo Labo draws inspiration from past Nintendo accessories. Why make specific plastic guns and steering wheels and tennis rackets for Switch, like the Wii, when they could just be cardboard? In that spirit, we’d like to see past failed weird Nintendo accessories get a cardboard resurrection with Labo. Cardboard Power Glove, cardboard Virtual Boy, cardboard R.O.B., cardboard Wii U.Bitcoin MinerBitcoin! Everyone is getting in on this hot new cryptocurrency trend before it ruins all of our marriages and global economies. And it’s already affecting video games. PC enthusiasts are finding it tough to buy high-end graphics cards because Bitcoin miners keep scooping them up. So Nintendo Labo should just lean into this. Let kids build their own cardboard Bitcoin mining machine and take home (a portion of) the profits. Nothing sketchy about that.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Ring Fit Adventure’ Is a Nintendo Switch Exercise RPG With Labo, Nintendo made us all jealous of today’s kids. The Nintendo Switch was already nifty enough with its ability to swap between console and handheld play. But the recently revealed Labo line of accessories and games allows the tablet and detachable controllers to become a whole range of smart cardboard toys and robots. In case you missed it, here’s what all the nerdy DIY maker STEM children will be getting their hands on this 4/20 starting at $69.The initial Labo sets include “Toy-Con” pianos, RC cars, fishing rods, houses, motorcycle handles, and an entire mech suit cobbled together from failed Wii U demo “Project Giant Robot.” But beyond these confirmed kits the trailer shows off potential Labo birds, driving pedals, arcade joysticks, and little men who collapse when they vibrate too hard. Very relatable.Since it’s literally cardboard, Nintendo could let kids make whatever they want with Labo. And the toys seem so appealing that we suspect Labo will be a big hit that continues past these first two sets. That sparked our own crazy imaginations as to what other Labo toys may be on the horizon. So these are our humble suggestions for Nintendo Labo toys we personally would like to build.A Creepy Puppet and/or Real BoySome kids play with toys with their friends. Others use toys to make up for their lack of friends. A creepy Nintendo Labo puppet could fill both needs. Put the Switch screen in its chest like a Teletubby. Maybe it uses the IR camera to scan a rough approximation of your emotions and react accordingly. And if you wish hard enough, that cardboard smart dummy might just become a real boy.WarioWare GamesThe WarioWare series is a brilliant deconstruction of minigame collections and game design itself. It’s long past time for Nintendo to bring it back and Labo might just be the perfect avenue. The overarching WarioWare plot has that greedy greasy jerk demanding players make their own games for Wario to profit off of. But with Labo, Wario can now force you to build entire new physical video game accessories and systems, all in fifteen seconds of course.Steel Battalion MechThe Steel Battalion series is infamous for its absurd control schemes. The first two games forced players to control mechs using gargantuan controllers with no less than 40 buttons and sticks. There was a windshield wiper button! Steel Battalion on Kinect went in the opposite direction and ditched the controller for a full-body motion control giant robot experience. Nintendo Labo could bridge the two, allowing you to build your own dumb complicated mech you then get to become.A Weapon to Surpass Metal GearThere are a lot of iconic elements in the Metal Gear Solid series. Solid Snake. The twist in part two. The delivery of the phrase “Metal Gear?!?” But when thinking of this classic stealth series, who doesn’t remember hiding inside a plain old cardboard box to evade foes? Metal Gear was combining cardboard and gaming long before Labo, but Labo might be the cardboard video game to finally surpass Metal Gear.Fallout TechThe post-apocalyptic world of Bethesda’s Fallout series is littered with bootleg scrap technology plucked out of the future of the 1950s. And sometimes that tech falls into the real-world like the collector’s edition wrist-mounted Pip-Boy. Paying in bottle caps and playing with cardboard are already a perfect match. Plus, Bethesda is already all in on Switch with Skyrim, Doom, and Wolfenstein ports. Complete the set with Fallout Labo.Failed Nintendo AccessoriesJust as the Nintendo Switch draws inspiration from past Nintendo systems, Nintendo Labo draws inspiration from past Nintendo accessories. Why make specific plastic guns and steering wheels and tennis rackets for Switch, like the Wii, when they could just be cardboard? In that spirit, we’d like to see past failed weird Nintendo accessories get a cardboard resurrection with Labo. Cardboard Power Glove, cardboard Virtual Boy, cardboard R.O.B., cardboard Wii U.Bitcoin MinerBitcoin! Everyone is getting in on this hot new cryptocurrency trend before it ruins all of our marriages and global economies. And it’s already affecting video games. PC enthusiasts are finding it tough to buy high-end graphics cards because Bitcoin miners keep scooping them up. So Nintendo Labo should just lean into this. Let kids build their own cardboard Bitcoin mining machine and take home (a portion of) the profits. Nothing sketchy about that.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Nightflyers and the History of SciFi Horror

20 Sep 2019

first_img In the early days of science fiction, the genre was a pretty optimistic one. Sure, the bold adventurers might run into opposition from alien life out there in the void, but at the end of the day sci-fi was about man’s triumph over the unknown. The increasing scope of human knowledge and ingenuity would give us the tools we needed to surmount any interplanetary challenge.That didn’t last, obviously. Seminal sci-fi works like The War of the Worlds freaked us out, as Orson Welles’ radio drama whipped the populace into a panic. As soon as man actually touched the endless void, we realized it was more than a little scary. The rise of the horror genre coincided with the maturation of sci-fi, and the two have been inextricably linked for decades.Early science fiction stoked the human fear of the unknown with stories of grotesque aliens from beyond coming to our planet to conquer or kill us all. It also tapped fears of technology running out of the control of its inventors, creating monsters of various sorts from Frankenstein on forward.What makes horror such a satisfying subgenre of science fiction is the way it combines so many basic human fears into a single package. Claustrophobic? Try being in a spaceship that you literally cannot leave. Afraid of wide open spaces? Space is the original wide open space. Alien creatures can combine the visceral horror of snakes, spiders, and other beasts that trigger instinctual reactions in our primitive brains. It’s a very potent canvas to paint all sorts of stuff on.Nightflyers, now airing on SyFy, taps the pedigree of Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin to deliver a fresh take on some of the genre’s most time-tested tropes. The ten episode show — based on a 1980 novella that had also been made into a 1987 feature film — hits some of the sweet spots right out the gate. A small crew on a lone ship venturing into the unknown? Check. Unseen threats and mysterious life forms? You got it, buddy.If this all sounds familiar, it should — it’s note for note the same threats we saw in what might be the touchstone movie for sci-fi horror, Ridley Scott’s brilliant 1979 Alien. Based on a script by Dan O’Bannon, Alien played out like a haunted house in deep space. The crew of the Nostromo is returning to Earth in suspended animation when their onboard computer hears a distress signal and, by company policy, wakes them to investigate it. It turns out to be a parasitic life form that lays eggs in one of them. The eggs hatch in a classic gross-out and rapidly grow into a sleek, black predatory creature that stalks from the shadows and leaves just one crew member alive.Monsters hiding inside unsuspecting people is a major trope of horror, and three years later John Carpenter would touch on that theme in his The Thing. Again, it taps into very specific themes — isolation, paranoia and the fear of the unknown, as a shape-shifting creature is extricated from the Antarctic ice and proceeds to terrorize the skeleton crew of a research station.Even before those two films, though, one of the most critically acclaimed sci-fi movies of all time folded in scary elements into its surreal, wide-ranging plot. The majority of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 deals with the evolution of human consciousness, aided by a mysterious monolith, but the sequence set aboard the Discovery One craft on its way to Jupiter is pure psychological horror. Astronauts Dave Bowman and Frank Poole have to deal with to the ship’s onboard HAL 9000 computer, which develops a kind of paradoxical sentience and tries to murder them. This theme — Man’s creations run amok — is core to a whole strain of science fiction of which Nightflyers comfortably belongs.Here’s the pitch for the show, if you haven’t tuned in yet. Earth is on its last legs (true), and the last best hope to save us all lies in the knowledge of an alien race called the Volcryn. Unfortunately, they don’t seem interested in communicating with us, so a colony ship called the Nightflyer is dispatched to meet them with a telepath onboard to facilitate non-verbal diplomacy. Needless to say, because this is horror (and a George R. R. Martin joint), things go horribly wrong pretty quick, with the crew suffering bizarre hallucinations and Thale, the psychic, held responsible. Cue paranoia, tension, and terror.In the original novella (spoilers follow here, so be warned), the malevolent force besieging the ship is captain Royd Eris’ deceased mother, herself a powerful psychic who cloned herself a son to use as a puppet plaything. Even in death, she maintains her incredible abilities, which she has imprinted on the ship’s AI, allowing her to become a literal ghost in the machine. That twist came pretty early in the TV version, at the end of the third episode, and since then the show has just amped the source material up even further.Doing horror for television is a different beast than in the relatively compact running time of a movie, and Nightflyers — which was adapted into a feature film in 1987 – knows that. The rhythm of tension and release at the core of effective scaring needs a lot of variety to pull off for eight hours, so in addition to the big scares — open space, mental manipulation, rogue AI – the show throws in an agoraphobic commanding officer, a genetically engineered crew member and more. But horror is also at its best when it’s lean, and that’s where the show strays.There’s just too much going on here — with the big twist coming less than a third of the way through, Nightflyers has to keep pushing the envelope to varying levels of effectiveness. By the eighth episode we’ve had a pregnancy, a plague, a murderous little girl, a ship of space cannibals and more, and returns are diminishing. Showrunners have said they see it being a multi-season series, which is even harder to do in horror – eventually you need to resolve that tension or else the mystery will lose potency.Nightflyers was aired on an accelerated schedule, with SyFy premiering a new episode every night for ten days and then putting them immediately up online. If you didn’t tune in, our verdict is in the middle – the show has some great aesthetics and clever character concepts, but when we compare it directly to the titans of the genre it doesn’t stack up. That said, what does? Nightflyers does boast some truly solid performances, impressive and sometimes truly shocking gore and interesting meditations on the nature of perception and reality. Unfortunately, this one doesn’t look like it’ll be a Game of Thrones-level hit, but dude has plenty of money anyways.More on Geek.com:Netflix Reveals Most Binged Shows and Movies of 2018New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Teaser Will Chill You to the Bone8 Nostalgic Board Games Based on Sci-Fi Flicks Stay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more

first_img In the early days of science fiction, the genre was a pretty optimistic one. Sure, the bold adventurers might run into opposition from alien life out there in the void, but at the end of the day sci-fi was about man’s triumph over the unknown. The increasing scope of human knowledge and ingenuity would give us the tools we needed to surmount any interplanetary challenge.That didn’t last, obviously. Seminal sci-fi works like The War of the Worlds freaked us out, as Orson Welles’ radio drama whipped the populace into a panic. As soon as man actually touched the endless void, we realized it was more than a little scary. The rise of the horror genre coincided with the maturation of sci-fi, and the two have been inextricably linked for decades.Early science fiction stoked the human fear of the unknown with stories of grotesque aliens from beyond coming to our planet to conquer or kill us all. It also tapped fears of technology running out of the control of its inventors, creating monsters of various sorts from Frankenstein on forward.What makes horror such a satisfying subgenre of science fiction is the way it combines so many basic human fears into a single package. Claustrophobic? Try being in a spaceship that you literally cannot leave. Afraid of wide open spaces? Space is the original wide open space. Alien creatures can combine the visceral horror of snakes, spiders, and other beasts that trigger instinctual reactions in our primitive brains. It’s a very potent canvas to paint all sorts of stuff on.Nightflyers, now airing on SyFy, taps the pedigree of Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin to deliver a fresh take on some of the genre’s most time-tested tropes. The ten episode show — based on a 1980 novella that had also been made into a 1987 feature film — hits some of the sweet spots right out the gate. A small crew on a lone ship venturing into the unknown? Check. Unseen threats and mysterious life forms? You got it, buddy.If this all sounds familiar, it should — it’s note for note the same threats we saw in what might be the touchstone movie for sci-fi horror, Ridley Scott’s brilliant 1979 Alien. Based on a script by Dan O’Bannon, Alien played out like a haunted house in deep space. The crew of the Nostromo is returning to Earth in suspended animation when their onboard computer hears a distress signal and, by company policy, wakes them to investigate it. It turns out to be a parasitic life form that lays eggs in one of them. The eggs hatch in a classic gross-out and rapidly grow into a sleek, black predatory creature that stalks from the shadows and leaves just one crew member alive.Monsters hiding inside unsuspecting people is a major trope of horror, and three years later John Carpenter would touch on that theme in his The Thing. Again, it taps into very specific themes — isolation, paranoia and the fear of the unknown, as a shape-shifting creature is extricated from the Antarctic ice and proceeds to terrorize the skeleton crew of a research station.Even before those two films, though, one of the most critically acclaimed sci-fi movies of all time folded in scary elements into its surreal, wide-ranging plot. The majority of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 deals with the evolution of human consciousness, aided by a mysterious monolith, but the sequence set aboard the Discovery One craft on its way to Jupiter is pure psychological horror. Astronauts Dave Bowman and Frank Poole have to deal with to the ship’s onboard HAL 9000 computer, which develops a kind of paradoxical sentience and tries to murder them. This theme — Man’s creations run amok — is core to a whole strain of science fiction of which Nightflyers comfortably belongs.Here’s the pitch for the show, if you haven’t tuned in yet. Earth is on its last legs (true), and the last best hope to save us all lies in the knowledge of an alien race called the Volcryn. Unfortunately, they don’t seem interested in communicating with us, so a colony ship called the Nightflyer is dispatched to meet them with a telepath onboard to facilitate non-verbal diplomacy. Needless to say, because this is horror (and a George R. R. Martin joint), things go horribly wrong pretty quick, with the crew suffering bizarre hallucinations and Thale, the psychic, held responsible. Cue paranoia, tension, and terror.In the original novella (spoilers follow here, so be warned), the malevolent force besieging the ship is captain Royd Eris’ deceased mother, herself a powerful psychic who cloned herself a son to use as a puppet plaything. Even in death, she maintains her incredible abilities, which she has imprinted on the ship’s AI, allowing her to become a literal ghost in the machine. That twist came pretty early in the TV version, at the end of the third episode, and since then the show has just amped the source material up even further.Doing horror for television is a different beast than in the relatively compact running time of a movie, and Nightflyers — which was adapted into a feature film in 1987 – knows that. The rhythm of tension and release at the core of effective scaring needs a lot of variety to pull off for eight hours, so in addition to the big scares — open space, mental manipulation, rogue AI – the show throws in an agoraphobic commanding officer, a genetically engineered crew member and more. But horror is also at its best when it’s lean, and that’s where the show strays.There’s just too much going on here — with the big twist coming less than a third of the way through, Nightflyers has to keep pushing the envelope to varying levels of effectiveness. By the eighth episode we’ve had a pregnancy, a plague, a murderous little girl, a ship of space cannibals and more, and returns are diminishing. Showrunners have said they see it being a multi-season series, which is even harder to do in horror – eventually you need to resolve that tension or else the mystery will lose potency.Nightflyers was aired on an accelerated schedule, with SyFy premiering a new episode every night for ten days and then putting them immediately up online. If you didn’t tune in, our verdict is in the middle – the show has some great aesthetics and clever character concepts, but when we compare it directly to the titans of the genre it doesn’t stack up. That said, what does? Nightflyers does boast some truly solid performances, impressive and sometimes truly shocking gore and interesting meditations on the nature of perception and reality. Unfortunately, this one doesn’t look like it’ll be a Game of Thrones-level hit, but dude has plenty of money anyways.More on Geek.com:Netflix Reveals Most Binged Shows and Movies of 2018New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Teaser Will Chill You to the Bone8 Nostalgic Board Games Based on Sci-Fi Flicks Stay on target ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… last_img read more

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45BillionYearOld HeartShaped Meteorite Up for Auction

20 Sep 2019

first_img Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a 4.5-billion-year-old, heart-shaped meteorite that landed in Russia in 1947 after crashing through Earth’s atmosphere at more than 30,000 mph, is up for auction at Christie’s.The meteorite was part of a giant chunk of iron that broke off from a larger mass in an asteroid belt some 320 million years ago — more than 70 million years before the first dinosaurs appeared, according to Christie’s Science and Natural History specialist James Hyslop.It encountered Earth on February 12, 1947 and upon slamming into the atmosphere, it began to break apart and sailed over the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in Siberia, creating a fireball so bright it was seen by eyewitnesses from almost 200 miles around, Hyslop said in a blog post on the Christie’s website.(Photo Credit: Christie’s)Traveling at almost nine miles per second, the mass was then broken up in a low-altitude explosion which caused a sonic boom that shattered windows, uprooted trees, and collapsed chimneys. A 20-mile-long smoke trail remained in the sky for several hours after.The fireball was later captured in a painting by Russian artist P.I. Medvedev, and the scene was even reproduced on a postage stamp, issued in 1957 by the Soviet Union to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the event.Soviet Union postage stamps issued in 1957 commemorated the meteorite’s fall to Earth 10 years previously. (Photo Credit: Christie’s)Among the fragments collected from the site in Russia was a heart-shaped specimen. “Typical meteorites from this shower are twisted like shrapnel or smooth and rounded. Examples in this shape just aren’t seen,” said Hyslop.The configuration of this meteorite, known as ‘The Heart of Space’, is the result of a cleavage occurring along the crystalline planes of its iron body at the point where it broke from the original mass, according to Christie’s. The unusually deep furrow between its lobes also suggests the pointed angle of its fiery blast towards Earth.‘The Heart of Space’ is part of the lot Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and other Rare Meteorites. It’s expected to fetch up to $500,000 at the auction, which starts on Feb. 6.More on Geek.com:Rare Penny Could Fetch Up to $1.7 Million in AuctionBoot That Almost Went to the Moon Goes Up for AuctionStar Wars Lightsaber Removed From Auction Over Authenticity Concerns Stay on target Suspected Meteorite Crashes Into Rice Field in IndiaMysterious Meteorite Barrels Through Doghouse Roof in Costa Rica last_img read more

first_img Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a 4.5-billion-year-old, heart-shaped meteorite that landed in Russia in 1947 after crashing through Earth’s atmosphere at more than 30,000 mph, is up for auction at Christie’s.The meteorite was part of a giant chunk of iron that broke off from a larger mass in an asteroid belt some 320 million years ago — more than 70 million years before the first dinosaurs appeared, according to Christie’s Science and Natural History specialist James Hyslop.It encountered Earth on February 12, 1947 and upon slamming into the atmosphere, it began to break apart and sailed over the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in Siberia, creating a fireball so bright it was seen by eyewitnesses from almost 200 miles around, Hyslop said in a blog post on the Christie’s website.(Photo Credit: Christie’s)Traveling at almost nine miles per second, the mass was then broken up in a low-altitude explosion which caused a sonic boom that shattered windows, uprooted trees, and collapsed chimneys. A 20-mile-long smoke trail remained in the sky for several hours after.The fireball was later captured in a painting by Russian artist P.I. Medvedev, and the scene was even reproduced on a postage stamp, issued in 1957 by the Soviet Union to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the event.Soviet Union postage stamps issued in 1957 commemorated the meteorite’s fall to Earth 10 years previously. (Photo Credit: Christie’s)Among the fragments collected from the site in Russia was a heart-shaped specimen. “Typical meteorites from this shower are twisted like shrapnel or smooth and rounded. Examples in this shape just aren’t seen,” said Hyslop.The configuration of this meteorite, known as ‘The Heart of Space’, is the result of a cleavage occurring along the crystalline planes of its iron body at the point where it broke from the original mass, according to Christie’s. The unusually deep furrow between its lobes also suggests the pointed angle of its fiery blast towards Earth.‘The Heart of Space’ is part of the lot Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and other Rare Meteorites. It’s expected to fetch up to $500,000 at the auction, which starts on Feb. 6.More on Geek.com:Rare Penny Could Fetch Up to $1.7 Million in AuctionBoot That Almost Went to the Moon Goes Up for AuctionStar Wars Lightsaber Removed From Auction Over Authenticity Concerns Stay on target Suspected Meteorite Crashes Into Rice Field in IndiaMysterious Meteorite Barrels Through Doghouse Roof in Costa Rica last_img read more

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Volvo Highlights Speed Dangers by Limiting Cars MPH

20 Sep 2019

first_img Starting next year, all new Volvo cars will top out at 112 mph.The Swedish automaker hopes this change will send a “strong signal” about the dangers of speeding.“Volvo is a leader in safety: we always have been and we always will be,” CEO Håkan Samuelsson said in a statement. “Because of our research we know where the problem areas are when it comes to ending serious injuries and fatalities in our cars.“And while speed limitation is not a cure-all,” he continued, “it’s worth doing if we can even save one life.”As part of Volvo Vision 2020—a plan to reduce the number of people who die or are seriously injured in road traffic accidents to zero—the company identified “gaps” in its safety protocols.Unsurprisingly, speeding is a “very prominent” one.In addition to limiting cars’ top speeds, the manufacturer is looking into how a combination of smart speed control and geofencing technology can automatically slow down vehicles near schools and hospitals.“We want to start a conversation about whether car makers have the right or maybe even an obligation to install technology in cars that changes their driver’s behavior, to tackle things like speeding, intoxication, or distraction,” Samuelsson said in a statement.“We don’t have a firm answer to this question,” he admitted, “but believe that we should take leadership in the discussion and be a pioneer.”The United States’ highest posted speed limit is 85 mph (and that’s only on one Texas state highway); global speeds, meanwhile, peak at 99 mph on some motorways in the United Arab Emirates.Still, millions of people receive speeding tickets every year. And, according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a quarter of all U.S. traffic fatalities in 2017 were caused by speeding.Germany, with its Autobahns, is the only country without a general speed limit on its highways.“As humans, we all understand the dangers with snakes, spiders, and heights. With speeds, not so much,” Volvo safety expert Jan Ivarsson said. “We need to support better behavior and help people realize and understand that speeding is dangerous.”More on Geek.com:Self-Driving Volvo Trucks Ready to Work the MinesVolvo’s Cars and Semis Can Now Talk to Each OtherVolvo Will Only Build Hybrids and EVs Starting in 2019 Volvo Adds In-Car Cameras to Monitor Drunk, Distracted DriversVolvo Wants You to Skip the Super Bowl and Win a S60 Car With a Smartphone Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img Starting next year, all new Volvo cars will top out at 112 mph.The Swedish automaker hopes this change will send a “strong signal” about the dangers of speeding.“Volvo is a leader in safety: we always have been and we always will be,” CEO Håkan Samuelsson said in a statement. “Because of our research we know where the problem areas are when it comes to ending serious injuries and fatalities in our cars.“And while speed limitation is not a cure-all,” he continued, “it’s worth doing if we can even save one life.”As part of Volvo Vision 2020—a plan to reduce the number of people who die or are seriously injured in road traffic accidents to zero—the company identified “gaps” in its safety protocols.Unsurprisingly, speeding is a “very prominent” one.In addition to limiting cars’ top speeds, the manufacturer is looking into how a combination of smart speed control and geofencing technology can automatically slow down vehicles near schools and hospitals.“We want to start a conversation about whether car makers have the right or maybe even an obligation to install technology in cars that changes their driver’s behavior, to tackle things like speeding, intoxication, or distraction,” Samuelsson said in a statement.“We don’t have a firm answer to this question,” he admitted, “but believe that we should take leadership in the discussion and be a pioneer.”The United States’ highest posted speed limit is 85 mph (and that’s only on one Texas state highway); global speeds, meanwhile, peak at 99 mph on some motorways in the United Arab Emirates.Still, millions of people receive speeding tickets every year. And, according to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a quarter of all U.S. traffic fatalities in 2017 were caused by speeding.Germany, with its Autobahns, is the only country without a general speed limit on its highways.“As humans, we all understand the dangers with snakes, spiders, and heights. With speeds, not so much,” Volvo safety expert Jan Ivarsson said. “We need to support better behavior and help people realize and understand that speeding is dangerous.”More on Geek.com:Self-Driving Volvo Trucks Ready to Work the MinesVolvo’s Cars and Semis Can Now Talk to Each OtherVolvo Will Only Build Hybrids and EVs Starting in 2019 Volvo Adds In-Car Cameras to Monitor Drunk, Distracted DriversVolvo Wants You to Skip the Super Bowl and Win a S60 Car With a Smartphone Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Captain Marvel Brie Larson Surprises NJ Filmgoers

20 Sep 2019

first_img I am proud to have contributed to Captain Marvel‘s super-powered global opening weekend.But while I genuinely enjoyed the predictable-yet-good-hearted film, I may have enjoyed it even more had Captain Marvel herself filled my popcorn tub.Brie Larson hands out snacks at a New Jersey movie theater (via Captain Marvel/Twitter)Brie Larson surprised New Jersey cinemagoers on Saturday when, dressed in a themed tracksuit, she handed out concessions and thanked viewers for supporting her movie.“I just heard I was on the cups of popcorn, and I wanted to see for myself,” Marvel’s first female superhero lead told an excited audience at AMC Clifton Commons 16. “Thank you so much for coming. You guys are so awesome to come, like, opening weekend.” ‘Avengers: Endgame De-Feminized’ Edit Is World’s Worst Fan Film TrendDude Watched ‘Captain Marvel’ 116 Times to Break World Record “Funny story,” one Instagram user wrote in a caption: “I wanted to take my little cousins to see the new Captain Marvel and we ended up seeing Captain Marvel herself … serving guests at our local AMC and she was kind enough to take time to speak with these young ladies and make this night one they won’t forget.“What an amazing experience,” the “cool cousin for life” said. “Even better following International Women’s Day that these girls get to meet a real role model and hero.”Captain Marvel may have found a new career (via Captain Marvel/Twitter)The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot turned super-human warrior. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel, after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.Following recent trolling attacks on Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and other minority-led sci-fi flicks, Rotten Tomatoes pulled the ability to post reviews or leave comments before films and TV shows are released.More on Geek.com:Geeksplainer: Everything You Need to Know About ‘Captain Marvel’Comic Artist Jen Bartel Reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ Adidas Shoe‘Captain Marvel’ Channels the ’90s With Trippy ‘Magic Eye’-Style Posters Stay on target .@CaptainMarvel herself, @BrieLarson, popped into theaters on Saturday night to surprise fans on opening weekend! #CaptainMarvel #HigherFurtherFaster pic.twitter.com/0gq9OcjRXr— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 10, 2019The 29-year-old star initially went unnoticed, reportedly walking the theater’s hallways and lobby like any other Saturday spectator. When your face is plastered on mammoth posters and souvenir tumblers, though, recognition soon sets in.As described by NorthJersey.com, Larson stepped behind the concession counter to hand out snacks and pose for photos. Lucky fans immediately took to social media, sharing snaps with the beaming actress.last_img read more

first_img I am proud to have contributed to Captain Marvel‘s super-powered global opening weekend.But while I genuinely enjoyed the predictable-yet-good-hearted film, I may have enjoyed it even more had Captain Marvel herself filled my popcorn tub.Brie Larson hands out snacks at a New Jersey movie theater (via Captain Marvel/Twitter)Brie Larson surprised New Jersey cinemagoers on Saturday when, dressed in a themed tracksuit, she handed out concessions and thanked viewers for supporting her movie.“I just heard I was on the cups of popcorn, and I wanted to see for myself,” Marvel’s first female superhero lead told an excited audience at AMC Clifton Commons 16. “Thank you so much for coming. You guys are so awesome to come, like, opening weekend.” ‘Avengers: Endgame De-Feminized’ Edit Is World’s Worst Fan Film TrendDude Watched ‘Captain Marvel’ 116 Times to Break World Record “Funny story,” one Instagram user wrote in a caption: “I wanted to take my little cousins to see the new Captain Marvel and we ended up seeing Captain Marvel herself … serving guests at our local AMC and she was kind enough to take time to speak with these young ladies and make this night one they won’t forget.“What an amazing experience,” the “cool cousin for life” said. “Even better following International Women’s Day that these girls get to meet a real role model and hero.”Captain Marvel may have found a new career (via Captain Marvel/Twitter)The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force pilot turned super-human warrior. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel, after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.Following recent trolling attacks on Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and other minority-led sci-fi flicks, Rotten Tomatoes pulled the ability to post reviews or leave comments before films and TV shows are released.More on Geek.com:Geeksplainer: Everything You Need to Know About ‘Captain Marvel’Comic Artist Jen Bartel Reveals ‘Captain Marvel’ Adidas Shoe‘Captain Marvel’ Channels the ’90s With Trippy ‘Magic Eye’-Style Posters Stay on target .@CaptainMarvel herself, @BrieLarson, popped into theaters on Saturday night to surprise fans on opening weekend! #CaptainMarvel #HigherFurtherFaster pic.twitter.com/0gq9OcjRXr— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 10, 2019The 29-year-old star initially went unnoticed, reportedly walking the theater’s hallways and lobby like any other Saturday spectator. When your face is plastered on mammoth posters and souvenir tumblers, though, recognition soon sets in.As described by NorthJersey.com, Larson stepped behind the concession counter to hand out snacks and pose for photos. Lucky fans immediately took to social media, sharing snaps with the beaming actress.last_img read more

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John Cena to host the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on March 11

19 Sep 2019

first_img WhatsApp Twitter The following was issued on Monday announcing that WWE star John Cena will be hosting the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on March 11 in Los Angeles:Platinum-Selling Artists Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello to Perform at “Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards”Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the show will air live on Saturday, March 11 from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles.Burbank, Calif.,–Feb. 24, 2017–Nickelodeon today announced that chart-topping recording artists Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello are set to perform their platinum-selling number-one single, “Bad Things,” at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards. The reigning rock star of rap and the multi-platinum selling singer songwriter will take the KCA stage for their first time in a dynamic performance of the infectious hit song. Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the show will air live on Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m. (ET/ tape delayed for West Coast), from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles.Celebrating kids’ favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture, Nickelodeon recently announced the nominations for the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards which features an all-star list including: Henry Cavill, Daya, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Megan Fox, Lukas Graham, Kevin Hart, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Jones, Anna Kendrick, Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy, JoJo Siwa, The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake, Twenty One Pilots and more. This year also features nine new categories guaranteed to be unique to this awards season, like “Favorite Frenemies,” “Most Wanted Pet” and “#Squad.”Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards is the only live event where kids can cast their votes across 28 categories with a brand-new voting experience on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick App on iPad, iPhone, Kindle and Android devices.Stay up-to-date on all Kids’ Choice Awards news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook and following @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram using #KCA.While this will be Cena’s first time hosting the global show, he is beloved worldwide by the Nickelodeon family, having previously hosted Australia’s Kids’ Choice Awards in 2008, as well as undergoing a sliming at the first UK Kids’ Choice Awards in 2007.Sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards include Cinnamon Toast Crunch(TM), Crest(R), Hot Wheels(R), Nintendo, Skechers(R), Toyota and Walmart.Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.Media outlets can access photos and video for Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto Nickpress.com. WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Facebook Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20last_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Twitter The following was issued on Monday announcing that WWE star John Cena will be hosting the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards on March 11 in Los Angeles:Platinum-Selling Artists Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello to Perform at “Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards”Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the show will air live on Saturday, March 11 from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles.Burbank, Calif.,–Feb. 24, 2017–Nickelodeon today announced that chart-topping recording artists Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello are set to perform their platinum-selling number-one single, “Bad Things,” at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards. The reigning rock star of rap and the multi-platinum selling singer songwriter will take the KCA stage for their first time in a dynamic performance of the infectious hit song. Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, the show will air live on Saturday, March 11, at 8 p.m. (ET/ tape delayed for West Coast), from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles.Celebrating kids’ favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture, Nickelodeon recently announced the nominations for the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards which features an all-star list including: Henry Cavill, Daya, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Megan Fox, Lukas Graham, Kevin Hart, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Jones, Anna Kendrick, Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy, JoJo Siwa, The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake, Twenty One Pilots and more. This year also features nine new categories guaranteed to be unique to this awards season, like “Favorite Frenemies,” “Most Wanted Pet” and “#Squad.”Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards is the only live event where kids can cast their votes across 28 categories with a brand-new voting experience on Nickelodeon’s digital platforms including Nick.com and the Nick App on iPad, iPhone, Kindle and Android devices.Stay up-to-date on all Kids’ Choice Awards news by liking Nickelodeon on Facebook and following @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram using #KCA.While this will be Cena’s first time hosting the global show, he is beloved worldwide by the Nickelodeon family, having previously hosted Australia’s Kids’ Choice Awards in 2008, as well as undergoing a sliming at the first UK Kids’ Choice Awards in 2007.Sponsors of Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards include Cinnamon Toast Crunch(TM), Crest(R), Hot Wheels(R), Nintendo, Skechers(R), Toyota and Walmart.Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.Media outlets can access photos and video for Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards by logging onto Nickpress.com. WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Facebook Impact Wrestling announces move to AXS TV following Bound for Glory on October 20last_img read more

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Twin Peaks star on Smackdown spoof Rollins in WWE Studios movie

19 Sep 2019

first_img WhatsApp Videos Articles We could debate it all day but a big part is opinion based. That said, are you meaning that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell aren’t as big as Snipes? Both have starred in way more blockbusters than Wesley. In fact, Wesley’s total box office is just shy on 1 billion and Vaughn is almost 2 billion based on movie’s he has starrred in, Colin is 1.5 billion roughly. Ps. Steven Segall is over a billion so he has starred in more than Snipes but of course a lot less notable roles in Steven’s case. But if you remove 5 of Wesley’s roles, his resume gets thin (Blade Trilogy, Passenger 57, White Man Can’t Jump) and 2 of them are almost the start of his career, I’m a bigger fan of Wesley than the rest here and agree completely WWE Films don’t elevate but think Wesley in it is no different than any other actor willing to star in a movie with whatever studio as long as they get paid and at least like the script! Pinterest Elias, Chad Gable advance to the Semifinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament August 3, 2017 at 9:13 am Vince Vaughan has BEEN in many movies but only starred in very few of them. Probably the only 2 anyone remembers are the Wedding Crashers & the Internship where he shared top billing with Owen Wilson. His career has been mostly that of a supporting actor.Colin Farrell? Eh, I guess I was wrong about him. He has been a leading man for the most part but has also been in just as many supporting roles. Doing 2 lousy remakes didn’t do him any favors either.Wesley Snipes however has been a leading man or the main bad guy in most of his movies with relatively few supporting roles. He may not be a top tier action star but being a Hollywood leading man for so many years then having to take on a role in WWE films must be a downer.As for Seagal, :/ his last notable big screen role was Under Seige 2 WAY back in ’95. Compared to the sh*tty films & direct to video crap he’s done since then, WWE films would be a considerable big step up for him. XD Facebook TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next August 4, 2017 at 2:13 am WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Doesn’t he have like a whole bunch of money he needs to pay back? Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions August 5, 2017 at 2:20 am Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Cesaro 7 COMMENTS Colby WWE Star Seth Rollins Looks Ahead To 2019 August 3, 2017 at 8:57 am Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kurt Angle Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating?center_img Twitter Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teams TheCyberZon Comments are closed. He did go to prison for tax evasion and may have to indeed pay those back taxes. But still, having to be in a WWE movie is a new low. Man! Has Wesley Snipes sunk so low that he now has to appear in a WWE Studios movie? X( Colby Now Playing Up Next Google+ Twin Peaks star on Smackdown spoofTwin Peaks star Kyle Maclachlan posted the following on Twitter, commenting on the spoof of the show that aired on Smackdown Live this week involving Breezango.The spoof also got media attention in articles posted on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap. You can check out his tweet below.Haha! @WWE https://t.co/AArHI9ruVF— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) August 2, 2017Rollins in WWE Studios movieSeth Rollins is featured in a small role in the latest trailer released for the next WWE Studios’ movie, “Armed Response”, starring Wesley Snipes and Anne Heche.The movie will be released digitally on Friday. WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Seth Rollins Of all the actors you listed here, Halle Berry was the only one who surprised me at the time for appearing in a WWE film. But Heche & the others were never the lead actors in anything that particularly big. They’ve had supporting roles in big movies but were never the lead star in anything anyone really remembers–except maybe Momoa in that sh*tty Conan the Barbarian remake or Eckhart in that lousy I Frankenstein thing. Or Robert Patrick who was in the X Files as not Fox Mulder.But Wesley Snipes was a major lead action star for a number of years. Now he was never nearly as big as Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Gibson, or Harrison Ford but he did his share of big budget action movies. I guess he’s doing what he has to do to make money & possibly re-establish himself but WWE films has to be considered a step down for him. Other than launching The Rock’s stellar career (which was more because of The Rock himself rather than the WWE films he appeared in), WWE films doesn’t elevate anybody, not even their own wrestlers. Well Anne Hache was a big star and Halle Berry was recently in The Call (WWE) and Ed Harrison was in one not that long ago – not really that bad of acting company, IMO, to be in. TheCyberZon August 3, 2017 at 9:44 am August 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm Jason Blasen TheCyberZon Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img WhatsApp Videos Articles We could debate it all day but a big part is opinion based. That said, are you meaning that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell aren’t as big as Snipes? Both have starred in way more blockbusters than Wesley. In fact, Wesley’s total box office is just shy on 1 billion and Vaughn is almost 2 billion based on movie’s he has starrred in, Colin is 1.5 billion roughly. Ps. Steven Segall is over a billion so he has starred in more than Snipes but of course a lot less notable roles in Steven’s case. But if you remove 5 of Wesley’s roles, his resume gets thin (Blade Trilogy, Passenger 57, White Man Can’t Jump) and 2 of them are almost the start of his career, I’m a bigger fan of Wesley than the rest here and agree completely WWE Films don’t elevate but think Wesley in it is no different than any other actor willing to star in a movie with whatever studio as long as they get paid and at least like the script! Pinterest Elias, Chad Gable advance to the Semifinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament August 3, 2017 at 9:13 am Vince Vaughan has BEEN in many movies but only starred in very few of them. Probably the only 2 anyone remembers are the Wedding Crashers & the Internship where he shared top billing with Owen Wilson. His career has been mostly that of a supporting actor.Colin Farrell? Eh, I guess I was wrong about him. He has been a leading man for the most part but has also been in just as many supporting roles. Doing 2 lousy remakes didn’t do him any favors either.Wesley Snipes however has been a leading man or the main bad guy in most of his movies with relatively few supporting roles. He may not be a top tier action star but being a Hollywood leading man for so many years then having to take on a role in WWE films must be a downer.As for Seagal, :/ his last notable big screen role was Under Seige 2 WAY back in ’95. Compared to the sh*tty films & direct to video crap he’s done since then, WWE films would be a considerable big step up for him. XD Facebook TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next August 4, 2017 at 2:13 am WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Doesn’t he have like a whole bunch of money he needs to pay back? Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions August 5, 2017 at 2:20 am Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Cesaro 7 COMMENTS Colby WWE Star Seth Rollins Looks Ahead To 2019 August 3, 2017 at 8:57 am Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kurt Angle Are Becky Lynch And Seth Rollins Dating?center_img Twitter Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teams TheCyberZon Comments are closed. He did go to prison for tax evasion and may have to indeed pay those back taxes. But still, having to be in a WWE movie is a new low. Man! Has Wesley Snipes sunk so low that he now has to appear in a WWE Studios movie? X( Colby Now Playing Up Next Google+ Twin Peaks star on Smackdown spoofTwin Peaks star Kyle Maclachlan posted the following on Twitter, commenting on the spoof of the show that aired on Smackdown Live this week involving Breezango.The spoof also got media attention in articles posted on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap. You can check out his tweet below.Haha! @WWE https://t.co/AArHI9ruVF— Kyle MacLachlan (@Kyle_MacLachlan) August 2, 2017Rollins in WWE Studios movieSeth Rollins is featured in a small role in the latest trailer released for the next WWE Studios’ movie, “Armed Response”, starring Wesley Snipes and Anne Heche.The movie will be released digitally on Friday. WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Seth Rollins Of all the actors you listed here, Halle Berry was the only one who surprised me at the time for appearing in a WWE film. But Heche & the others were never the lead actors in anything that particularly big. They’ve had supporting roles in big movies but were never the lead star in anything anyone really remembers–except maybe Momoa in that sh*tty Conan the Barbarian remake or Eckhart in that lousy I Frankenstein thing. Or Robert Patrick who was in the X Files as not Fox Mulder.But Wesley Snipes was a major lead action star for a number of years. Now he was never nearly as big as Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Gibson, or Harrison Ford but he did his share of big budget action movies. I guess he’s doing what he has to do to make money & possibly re-establish himself but WWE films has to be considered a step down for him. Other than launching The Rock’s stellar career (which was more because of The Rock himself rather than the WWE films he appeared in), WWE films doesn’t elevate anybody, not even their own wrestlers. Well Anne Hache was a big star and Halle Berry was recently in The Call (WWE) and Ed Harrison was in one not that long ago – not really that bad of acting company, IMO, to be in. TheCyberZon August 3, 2017 at 9:44 am August 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm Jason Blasen TheCyberZon Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Snoop Dogg hosts screening of Fighting With My Family Apollo Crews welcomes

19 Sep 2019

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest WWE has posted a short video (view above) of Rapper Snoop Dogg hosting a private screening of the the new upcoming film “Fighting With My Family” for Paige, Cathy Kelley and many others.  Snoop Dogg is a known WWE fan and is the cousin of current RAW star Sasha Banks. The film which focuses on the life and wrestling career of WWE star Paige was produced by WWE Studios and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.Florence Pugh plays Paige, well known actors Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) plays Paige’s mom, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) plays Paige’s father and Vince Vaughn plays the official recruiter for WWE.The film, which will be released under Metro Goldwyn Mayer is set for a limited release in Theaters on February 14, a full nation-wide release on February 22, and in the United Kingdom on February 27. Apollo Crews welcomes new childWWE posted Twitter Saturday congratulating current RAW star Apollo Crews and his wife Linda on the birth of their second child, Kai Issac.You can check out WWE’s Twitter post below:Congratulations to @WWEApollo and his wife Linda on the birth of their second child, Kai Isaac! https://t.co/191H85Exxp— WWE (@WWE) February 10, 2019center_img WWE Smackdown Live Preview: King of the Ring continues, Daniel Bryan vs. Buddy Murphy Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stars of “Fighting With My Family” learn what it takes to be a WWE Superstarlast_img read more

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest WWE has posted a short video (view above) of Rapper Snoop Dogg hosting a private screening of the the new upcoming film “Fighting With My Family” for Paige, Cathy Kelley and many others.  Snoop Dogg is a known WWE fan and is the cousin of current RAW star Sasha Banks. The film which focuses on the life and wrestling career of WWE star Paige was produced by WWE Studios and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions.Florence Pugh plays Paige, well known actors Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) plays Paige’s mom, Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) plays Paige’s father and Vince Vaughn plays the official recruiter for WWE.The film, which will be released under Metro Goldwyn Mayer is set for a limited release in Theaters on February 14, a full nation-wide release on February 22, and in the United Kingdom on February 27. Apollo Crews welcomes new childWWE posted Twitter Saturday congratulating current RAW star Apollo Crews and his wife Linda on the birth of their second child, Kai Issac.You can check out WWE’s Twitter post below:Congratulations to @WWEApollo and his wife Linda on the birth of their second child, Kai Isaac! https://t.co/191H85Exxp— WWE (@WWE) February 10, 2019center_img WWE Smackdown Live Preview: King of the Ring continues, Daniel Bryan vs. Buddy Murphy Andrade and Elias advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stars of “Fighting With My Family” learn what it takes to be a WWE Superstarlast_img read more

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Truman neighbors at odds over safety issues

19 Sep 2019

first_imgSheriff’s deputies commonly show up at neighborhood association meetings to check in on public safety issues. But at last month’s Truman Neighborhood Association meeting, three deputies were there to keep the peace.On the evening of March 23, roughly 150 people gathered in the American Legion post on N.E. St. James Road for a tug of war over control of the neighborhood association.“It was bizarre,” said Christie BrownSilva, chair of the Neighborhood Associations Council of Clark County, who was there to help oversee what she said was an unusually heated election for the Truman Neighborhood Association’s council. “It was very stressful for some neighbors.”Now, a splinter neighborhood group has emerged seeking to address public safety issues that they say haven’t been adequately addressed.“Our perspective is that the current board does not encourage different views and does not take a proactive approach to issues in the neighborhood,” said Peter Hotrum, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than two years, and ran unsuccessfully for the association’s council.Others in the neighborhood are feeling uneasy.“These people have been pretty threatening and disrespectful just in the way they’ve been speaking with us,” said Debbie Nelson, a resident of the neighborhood. “I don’t trust them.”last_img read more

first_imgSheriff’s deputies commonly show up at neighborhood association meetings to check in on public safety issues. But at last month’s Truman Neighborhood Association meeting, three deputies were there to keep the peace.On the evening of March 23, roughly 150 people gathered in the American Legion post on N.E. St. James Road for a tug of war over control of the neighborhood association.“It was bizarre,” said Christie BrownSilva, chair of the Neighborhood Associations Council of Clark County, who was there to help oversee what she said was an unusually heated election for the Truman Neighborhood Association’s council. “It was very stressful for some neighbors.”Now, a splinter neighborhood group has emerged seeking to address public safety issues that they say haven’t been adequately addressed.“Our perspective is that the current board does not encourage different views and does not take a proactive approach to issues in the neighborhood,” said Peter Hotrum, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than two years, and ran unsuccessfully for the association’s council.Others in the neighborhood are feeling uneasy.“These people have been pretty threatening and disrespectful just in the way they’ve been speaking with us,” said Debbie Nelson, a resident of the neighborhood. “I don’t trust them.”last_img read more

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Dishing on the magic of pho in Clark County

19 Sep 2019

first_imgRachel Pinsky can be emailed at couveeats@gmail.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats. I have been seduced by this soupy mistress. I could eat pho every single day and still want more.I’m not alone. This Vietnamese noodle soup has caught on in Vancouver, with more than a dozen shops offering the savory-sweet-spicy dish.In researching this article, there were a few things I wanted to find out about the enticing blend of broth, noodles, meat, vegetables and spice.The first question was why are there so many pho restaurants in Vancouver? It isn’t home to a large Vietnamese population (2,060, according to the 2010 U.S. Census).One possible answer is proximity. There is a larger Vietnamese community in Portland (14,332, according to the 2010 U.S. Census), and Vince Siharat of Pho Thanh says many have discovered that Vancouver is a good place to open restaurants.Does the overcast, cool climate drive people to eat large bowls of soup? According to Kevin Vu, co-owner of Pho Green Papaya, the restaurant is busy on overcast days but empty on sunny days.Maybe we should start reporting the weather based on the probability that you will crave pho on that day: Overcast skies, 85 percent chance of pho for lunch.last_img read more

first_imgRachel Pinsky can be emailed at couveeats@gmail.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats. I have been seduced by this soupy mistress. I could eat pho every single day and still want more.I’m not alone. This Vietnamese noodle soup has caught on in Vancouver, with more than a dozen shops offering the savory-sweet-spicy dish.In researching this article, there were a few things I wanted to find out about the enticing blend of broth, noodles, meat, vegetables and spice.The first question was why are there so many pho restaurants in Vancouver? It isn’t home to a large Vietnamese population (2,060, according to the 2010 U.S. Census).One possible answer is proximity. There is a larger Vietnamese community in Portland (14,332, according to the 2010 U.S. Census), and Vince Siharat of Pho Thanh says many have discovered that Vancouver is a good place to open restaurants.Does the overcast, cool climate drive people to eat large bowls of soup? According to Kevin Vu, co-owner of Pho Green Papaya, the restaurant is busy on overcast days but empty on sunny days.Maybe we should start reporting the weather based on the probability that you will crave pho on that day: Overcast skies, 85 percent chance of pho for lunch.last_img read more

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Woodland asks residents to limit water use

19 Sep 2019

first_imgWoodland – Woodland is experiencing a “low flow” situation at the Ranney pump house, and is asking residential water customers to limit water use to just inside household use only, the city announced shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.The notice from the city also asks construction crews to limit water use on “any nonessential use for construction.”Mike Peterson with the city’s water plant said the pump had a mechanical issue, which was fixed before end of the day Thursday. Still, the city is asking residents to be cautious with water usage at the moment.“We’ll still be on shortage for a couple of days,” he said. “It takes a while for the reservoir to fill after it’s been down like that.”Peterson said he wasn’t sure what the issue was just yet. It could have been that Lewis River was too low.“We never quit pumping water,” he said. “We were just backpedaling. We didn’t want to get the reservoir too low. We wanted to stay ahead of the game and keep people informed.”Residents with questions can contact Woodland Public Works at 360-225-7999.last_img read more

first_imgWoodland – Woodland is experiencing a “low flow” situation at the Ranney pump house, and is asking residential water customers to limit water use to just inside household use only, the city announced shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.The notice from the city also asks construction crews to limit water use on “any nonessential use for construction.”Mike Peterson with the city’s water plant said the pump had a mechanical issue, which was fixed before end of the day Thursday. Still, the city is asking residents to be cautious with water usage at the moment.“We’ll still be on shortage for a couple of days,” he said. “It takes a while for the reservoir to fill after it’s been down like that.”Peterson said he wasn’t sure what the issue was just yet. It could have been that Lewis River was too low.“We never quit pumping water,” he said. “We were just backpedaling. We didn’t want to get the reservoir too low. We wanted to stay ahead of the game and keep people informed.”Residents with questions can contact Woodland Public Works at 360-225-7999.last_img read more

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Get down get dirty with Earth Day parties

19 Sep 2019

first_imgGood, clean dirt is everywhere — including many places where it certainly doesn’t belong — but good luck getting your hands on some of it on Earth Day. Saving the world is the hot ticket for April 21, and motivated volunteers have already filled up most vacancies in the local handful of tree-planting and weed-pulling work parties.You might just have to resort to kicking back and having fun on Earth Day at Salmon Creek Regional Park as Clark Public Utilities’ Stream Team celebrates its own quarter-century of getting dirty. Just add water to make that muddy.“This is the 19th year of our Earth Day event, but it’s the 25th anniversary of the Stream Team,” a volunteer-driven effort to promote local waterway health and get salmon thriving again, according to Environmental Services Manager Jeff Wittler. More than 1,000 volunteers — from scouts to senior citizens, from college students to AmeriCorps workers to master gardeners — donate more than 3,500 hours to the cause annually. Try checking the Stream Team website today to see if any spaces are left in April 21’s outing, which starts at 8:30 a.m. Stream Team volunteers will plant native trees that help filter and shade the water, making it more hospitable to fish and wildlife. Meanwhile, Girl Scout Troop 45703 will yank invasive garlic mustard while the Salmon Creek Watershed Council patrols the whole area for litter. But if there’s just no room for any more help, head on down to Salmon Creek anyway. “The Earth Day fest from 10 to 2 is free and open to all,” said Wittler. “In past years, more than 1,000 folks of all ages have come to enjoy the day.” Highlights will be:last_img read more

first_imgGood, clean dirt is everywhere — including many places where it certainly doesn’t belong — but good luck getting your hands on some of it on Earth Day. Saving the world is the hot ticket for April 21, and motivated volunteers have already filled up most vacancies in the local handful of tree-planting and weed-pulling work parties.You might just have to resort to kicking back and having fun on Earth Day at Salmon Creek Regional Park as Clark Public Utilities’ Stream Team celebrates its own quarter-century of getting dirty. Just add water to make that muddy.“This is the 19th year of our Earth Day event, but it’s the 25th anniversary of the Stream Team,” a volunteer-driven effort to promote local waterway health and get salmon thriving again, according to Environmental Services Manager Jeff Wittler. More than 1,000 volunteers — from scouts to senior citizens, from college students to AmeriCorps workers to master gardeners — donate more than 3,500 hours to the cause annually. Try checking the Stream Team website today to see if any spaces are left in April 21’s outing, which starts at 8:30 a.m. Stream Team volunteers will plant native trees that help filter and shade the water, making it more hospitable to fish and wildlife. Meanwhile, Girl Scout Troop 45703 will yank invasive garlic mustard while the Salmon Creek Watershed Council patrols the whole area for litter. But if there’s just no room for any more help, head on down to Salmon Creek anyway. “The Earth Day fest from 10 to 2 is free and open to all,” said Wittler. “In past years, more than 1,000 folks of all ages have come to enjoy the day.” Highlights will be:last_img read more

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President Barrow assures teachers public servants better salaries

19 Sep 2019

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangThe Gambia’s President Adama Barrow told the members of the visiting Gambia Teaching Trust that the institutional reform process will factor in the appalling salary condition of teachers and other public servants.He made the statement at an event held at his office in Fajara on 7th August.The GTT introduced one-million-dalasi initiative as an award to honour the most outstanding Gambian teacher of the year to the President, the initiative he described as noble.“Salaries of public servants, including teachers, were appalling and a review of this situation needed to be factored into ongoing reform discussions.  The institutional reforms, require transparency, accountability and discipline in structures to avoid unnecessary wasteful practices,” the president said.He assured the members of the Trust of his commitment and support for investment in the education sector.Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of GTT Ebrima Sonko said the Trust will hold its Annual Teacher Award ceremony in January 2018, at which time it will reward its first recipient.Sonko said the winner would go on to represent The Gambia at the Global Teachers Award in Dubai in August 2018. The Trust invited President Barrow to be Chief Patron of the Award, an invitation which he happily accepted.Mr Sonko explained that the award will underscore the importance of educators in The Gambia, and would be open to teachers across the country.“The Trust has set up a committee of eleven veteran educationalists to look at the applications of all teachers from across the country, ultimately selecting the best teacher,” he said.The Gambia Teaching Trust is an independent non-profit charitable organisation that seeks to complement the efforts of the government in recognising, supporting and appreciating the efforts of Teachers in The Gambia.last_img read more

first_imgBy Kebba JeffangThe Gambia’s President Adama Barrow told the members of the visiting Gambia Teaching Trust that the institutional reform process will factor in the appalling salary condition of teachers and other public servants.He made the statement at an event held at his office in Fajara on 7th August.The GTT introduced one-million-dalasi initiative as an award to honour the most outstanding Gambian teacher of the year to the President, the initiative he described as noble.“Salaries of public servants, including teachers, were appalling and a review of this situation needed to be factored into ongoing reform discussions.  The institutional reforms, require transparency, accountability and discipline in structures to avoid unnecessary wasteful practices,” the president said.He assured the members of the Trust of his commitment and support for investment in the education sector.Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of GTT Ebrima Sonko said the Trust will hold its Annual Teacher Award ceremony in January 2018, at which time it will reward its first recipient.Sonko said the winner would go on to represent The Gambia at the Global Teachers Award in Dubai in August 2018. The Trust invited President Barrow to be Chief Patron of the Award, an invitation which he happily accepted.Mr Sonko explained that the award will underscore the importance of educators in The Gambia, and would be open to teachers across the country.“The Trust has set up a committee of eleven veteran educationalists to look at the applications of all teachers from across the country, ultimately selecting the best teacher,” he said.The Gambia Teaching Trust is an independent non-profit charitable organisation that seeks to complement the efforts of the government in recognising, supporting and appreciating the efforts of Teachers in The Gambia.last_img read more

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Del Bosque backs Lopetegui to succeed at Real Madrid

18 Sep 2019

first_imgFormer Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has backed his successor Julen Lopetegui to be a success at Real Madrid following his appointment as the new head coachThe European champions stunned the football world on Tuesday evening by announcing that they had appointed Lopetegu as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement for next season on a three-year deal.The 51-year-old will continue with his duties as the head coach of Spain for the World Cup and will officially begin his new role at the Santiago Bernabeu afterwards.And Del Bosque, who himself used to be in charge of Real, is confident that his compatriot will be up to the task of leading the Spanish giants.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I am convinced that Lopetegui will do the same role, it will not affect him,” he told Onda Cero, via Goal.Del Bosque, who led Spain to the European and World championships in his time in charge of the national side, is pleased that Real have chosen a Spaniard as their new manager.He added: “I always lean towards the Spanish coaches. I think Lopetegui is ready to train Real Madrid.”Lopetegui will begin his final games in charge for Spain this week with the side set to face their Iberian neighbours Portugal on Friday in their Group B opener.last_img read more

first_imgFormer Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque has backed his successor Julen Lopetegui to be a success at Real Madrid following his appointment as the new head coachThe European champions stunned the football world on Tuesday evening by announcing that they had appointed Lopetegu as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement for next season on a three-year deal.The 51-year-old will continue with his duties as the head coach of Spain for the World Cup and will officially begin his new role at the Santiago Bernabeu afterwards.And Del Bosque, who himself used to be in charge of Real, is confident that his compatriot will be up to the task of leading the Spanish giants.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I am convinced that Lopetegui will do the same role, it will not affect him,” he told Onda Cero, via Goal.Del Bosque, who led Spain to the European and World championships in his time in charge of the national side, is pleased that Real have chosen a Spaniard as their new manager.He added: “I always lean towards the Spanish coaches. I think Lopetegui is ready to train Real Madrid.”Lopetegui will begin his final games in charge for Spain this week with the side set to face their Iberian neighbours Portugal on Friday in their Group B opener.last_img read more

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Chelsea set £50m asking price for Courtois

18 Sep 2019

first_imgChelsea have reportedly set an asking price in the region of £50m for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois amid interest from Real Madrid, claims the Daily MailThe Belgium international had previously spent three successful loan seasons at Atletico Madrid and has never hidden his desire to return to the Spanish capital in the future due to his young children currently residing there.Courtois is now entering the final 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are now considering whether to sell him now or receive nothing next summer.The 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Real since the beginning of the year with the European champions looking for an upgrade on Keylor Navas.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I have a certain preference, I already have ideas in my head, but I have moved everything until after the World Cup,” Courtois said recently.“My children are the most important thing for me: I now have one and a half years less contact with Chelsea, FaceTime is beautiful, but seeing them grow up is something else, so my children will play an important role in my decision.”Chelsea have since been linked with moves for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland and AS Roma’s Alisson, who has also been linked with a move to Real this summer.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea have reportedly set an asking price in the region of £50m for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois amid interest from Real Madrid, claims the Daily MailThe Belgium international had previously spent three successful loan seasons at Atletico Madrid and has never hidden his desire to return to the Spanish capital in the future due to his young children currently residing there.Courtois is now entering the final 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are now considering whether to sell him now or receive nothing next summer.The 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Real since the beginning of the year with the European champions looking for an upgrade on Keylor Navas.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I have a certain preference, I already have ideas in my head, but I have moved everything until after the World Cup,” Courtois said recently.“My children are the most important thing for me: I now have one and a half years less contact with Chelsea, FaceTime is beautiful, but seeing them grow up is something else, so my children will play an important role in my decision.”Chelsea have since been linked with moves for Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland and AS Roma’s Alisson, who has also been linked with a move to Real this summer.last_img read more

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Harry Maguire looking forward to facing Man Utd

18 Sep 2019

first_imgLeicester City defender Harry Maguire can’t wait to get started against Manchester United in Friday’s season-openerThe 25-year-old had been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer following his impressive displays for England at the World Cup that saw the national side reach the last four of the competition for the first time since 1990.While Maguire was believed to have been keen on moving to United this summer, a move failed to materialise with Leicester boss Claude Puel even mocking the media about it afterwards.But the Maguire has put the setback behind him and is now looking forward to facing the Red Devils for the 2018/19 Premier League opener on Friday night.“Can’t wait for the season tomorrow,” he wrote on social media last night.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Maguire incidentally scored a late equaliser for Leicester the last time the two sides met in December 2017.Can’t wait for the season to start tomorrow. ⚽️?? #lcfc— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 9, 2018last_img read more

first_imgLeicester City defender Harry Maguire can’t wait to get started against Manchester United in Friday’s season-openerThe 25-year-old had been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer following his impressive displays for England at the World Cup that saw the national side reach the last four of the competition for the first time since 1990.While Maguire was believed to have been keen on moving to United this summer, a move failed to materialise with Leicester boss Claude Puel even mocking the media about it afterwards.But the Maguire has put the setback behind him and is now looking forward to facing the Red Devils for the 2018/19 Premier League opener on Friday night.“Can’t wait for the season tomorrow,” he wrote on social media last night.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Maguire incidentally scored a late equaliser for Leicester the last time the two sides met in December 2017.Can’t wait for the season to start tomorrow. ⚽️?? #lcfc— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) August 9, 2018last_img read more

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Andreas Christensen admits Chelsea future is uncertain

18 Sep 2019

first_imgChelsea defender Andreas Christensen concedes that things aren’t looking good for him after slipping down the pecking order at the clubThe Denmark international is yet to make a single appearance in any of Chelsea’s opening eight Premier League games this season under new coach Maurizio Sarri.The Italian has started Christensen in Chelsea’s Europa League and Carabao Cup games, but the 22-year-old admits that his patience could be tested further down the line.“Right now, it’s not a good season for me, but I have to find some way to get back on. How? I do not know, but it’s up to me to figure that out,” Christensen told BT.“But right now it looks hard. We have good results and we play super football, which only makes it harder. It’s hard for me personally, but for the team, it looks great.”Christensen had to wait for a chance in his two-year loan spell with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach and has been touted for another loan move in January.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.He added: “I cannot show so much patience again. I’m 22 years old and I really want to play.“In the last three seasons I’ve played a big role for the teams I have been with, so it’s clear that I cannot see myself staying if my current situation continues in the future.“It’s too early to talk about change for now, and when that might happen, but it’s clear that this is not a good situation for me.”Christensen had a breakthrough campaign under former coach Antonio Conte last season at Chelsea and made 40 appearances in all competitions.The Dane was awarded the Blues’ Young Player of the Year award.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea defender Andreas Christensen concedes that things aren’t looking good for him after slipping down the pecking order at the clubThe Denmark international is yet to make a single appearance in any of Chelsea’s opening eight Premier League games this season under new coach Maurizio Sarri.The Italian has started Christensen in Chelsea’s Europa League and Carabao Cup games, but the 22-year-old admits that his patience could be tested further down the line.“Right now, it’s not a good season for me, but I have to find some way to get back on. How? I do not know, but it’s up to me to figure that out,” Christensen told BT.“But right now it looks hard. We have good results and we play super football, which only makes it harder. It’s hard for me personally, but for the team, it looks great.”Christensen had to wait for a chance in his two-year loan spell with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach and has been touted for another loan move in January.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.He added: “I cannot show so much patience again. I’m 22 years old and I really want to play.“In the last three seasons I’ve played a big role for the teams I have been with, so it’s clear that I cannot see myself staying if my current situation continues in the future.“It’s too early to talk about change for now, and when that might happen, but it’s clear that this is not a good situation for me.”Christensen had a breakthrough campaign under former coach Antonio Conte last season at Chelsea and made 40 appearances in all competitions.The Dane was awarded the Blues’ Young Player of the Year award.last_img read more

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Shaw praises the big impact Solskjaers had at Man United

18 Sep 2019

first_imgManchester United full-back Luke Shaw believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already made huge strides since he replaced Jose MourinhoThe Red Devils named Solskjaer as interim coach for the remainder of this season following Mourinho’s dismissal this month.Under the Norwegian, United have secured convincing wins over Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town over the past week.Now Shaw, who himself had a difficult relationship with Mourinho at times, believes Solskjaer has made an instant impact on the squad.“I think you can see from the outside how much he has changed things in such a short space of time,” Shaw told Sky Sports.“He is just a really positive manager, he knows what the club needs and also what the fans want in the way we are playing.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He’s bringing that attacking, quick play back to Old Trafford. I’m sure the fans are going to appreciate that as much as we [the players] do.”As for how he found out about Solskjaer’s appointment, Shaw said: “The truth? My girlfriend told me.“I woke up in the morning and had a shower and she ran out of the room and told me.“I did not have a clue, I didn’t look at my phone or anything. That’s how I found out… from my girlfriend.”Solskjaer will take charge of his third game on Sunday when United host Bournemouth at Old Trafford.last_img read more

first_imgManchester United full-back Luke Shaw believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already made huge strides since he replaced Jose MourinhoThe Red Devils named Solskjaer as interim coach for the remainder of this season following Mourinho’s dismissal this month.Under the Norwegian, United have secured convincing wins over Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town over the past week.Now Shaw, who himself had a difficult relationship with Mourinho at times, believes Solskjaer has made an instant impact on the squad.“I think you can see from the outside how much he has changed things in such a short space of time,” Shaw told Sky Sports.“He is just a really positive manager, he knows what the club needs and also what the fans want in the way we are playing.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He’s bringing that attacking, quick play back to Old Trafford. I’m sure the fans are going to appreciate that as much as we [the players] do.”As for how he found out about Solskjaer’s appointment, Shaw said: “The truth? My girlfriend told me.“I woke up in the morning and had a shower and she ran out of the room and told me.“I did not have a clue, I didn’t look at my phone or anything. That’s how I found out… from my girlfriend.”Solskjaer will take charge of his third game on Sunday when United host Bournemouth at Old Trafford.last_img read more

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