Microsoft Surface Gains Early Lead Among Windows 8 Devices, Ad Data Indicates

first_imgRelated Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Microsoft#Surface#Windows 8#Windows Phone Although the data might be a little uncertain, figures released by AdDuplex indicate that Microsoft’s Surface is winning the early race to be the most popular Windows 8/ Windows RT device. At least as calculated by which platforms are acccessing ads on the company’s network.An AdDuplex blog post shows the Surface clearly leading in the tablet and the notebook space, while the Nokia Lumia phones (specifically the older, Windows Phone 7-based Lumia 710) are showing an early lead within Windows Phone. That said, the data also shows Windows Phone 8 capturing 4% of the available Windows Phone views in just a week.However, HP’s PC chief, Todd Bradley, recently told CiteWorld that the Surface is receiving too much hype. “I’d hardly call Surface competition,” Bradley sniffed. “One, very limited distribution. It tends to be slow and a little kludgey as you use it… It’s expensive. Holistically, the press has made a bigger deal out of Surface than what the world has chosen to believe.”“We’re not entering the consumer tablet fray any time soon,” Bradley added, noting that HP does plan to offer a consumer tablet, but not before next year, and most likely a convertible, at that. For now, HP is focused on the enterprise, although it showed off the HP Envy X2 last month. On The Surface, Surface Is WinningBut if the AdDuplex data is to be believed, Bradley’s comments might be seen as spin control. That’s because HP’s own products are just behind the Surface in terms of market share, although a significant gap exists between the two. AdDuplex shows the Surface capturing 11% of all ad impressions, with the HP Pavilion g6 and dv6 notebooks grabbing 2% and 1% of the rest. Far exceeding all of these, however, is the “other” category, with 81% of the totals.  markhachman The enormous “other” category most likely comprises the numerous legacy devices that have been upgraded to Windows 8 as well as generic new PCs  shipped with Windows 8. “Surface is already the most popular single device running Windows 8/RT with 11& of the overall “market”,” AdDuplex said. “That said, we had hits from almost 3,000 different devices running Windows 8 (or Windows RT) in a single day.”With Windows 8 and Surface sales still measured in weeks, not months, it’s difficult to ascribe any real adjectives to describe the success of the Surface launch. AdDuplex didn’t break out the total numbers of impressions; “they are specific to AdDuplex and releasing them would only result in unnecessary speculation,” said Alan Mendelevich, who runs AdDuplex. He also cautioned that ad impressions don’t necessarily correspond to device sales. And, since the company’s network caters exclusively to Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps, it’s difficult to know how Windows 8 products are faring as a whole.That’s a lot of disclaimers, but within the ad sales on Windows 8 this initial data point makes it appears that the Surface is the early winner.Steve Ballmer’s comments to a French-language magazine, in which he reportedly described the Surface tablets as selling “modestly,” was later spun by Microsoft as “in relation to the company’s approach in ramping up supply and distribution of Surface with Windows RT, which has only been available via our online store and Microsoft retail stores in the U.S and Canada,” according to CNET. Instead, Microsoft said, people should think about the Surface launch as what Ballmer has characterized as “fantastic.” More Microsoft Hardware ComingOn stage at the Churchill Club on Monday night, Ballmer used the term “spectacular” to characterize the launch of Windows 8, and talked about how the Surface represented the best of both worlds of tablets and notebook PCs. As for competing against its manufacturing partners, Ballmer acknowledged that Microsoft was “carefully” managing its relationships.“Do I anticipate that partners of ours will build the lion’s share of all Windows devices over the next five years? The answer is, absolutely,” Ballmer said, as quoted by Reuters. “With that said, it is absolutely clear that there is an innovation opportunity on the scene between hardware and software and that is a scene that must not go unexploited at all by Microsoft.” (A full replay of Ballmer’s conversation with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman at the Churchill Club is available on fora.tv for $9.95.)Some took that to mean that Microsoft is indeed building a Surface-like version of the Windows Phone. Other interpretations could be that additional Surface revisions could be on the way – whether or not that merely includes the Intel Core-based “Pro” version of the Surface due next year or other hardware is still unknown. What seems to be happening with the Surface is this: Consumers, perhaps unsure of which Windows 8 tablet to buy, have chosen the product, Surface, from the manufacturer that designed the operating system. Is this a case of consumers buying the manufacturer-approved hardware, such as the Google-blessed “Nexus” line of phones or tablets? Microsoft’s huge advertising push? Or some other reason? A Good Start for Windows Phone 8?Apart from Windows 8 and Windows RT, observers are also trying to puzzle out how well Windows Phone 8 is doing. But the AdDuplex data could be skewed because the existing installed base of Windows Phone 7-based hardware should be expected to dominate overall Windows Phone ad impressions. (Again, we have no real sales data for Windows Phone 8 devices at this point.) Four Nokia phones running older versions of Windows Phone – the Lumia 710, 800, 610, and 900 – dominate the impressions, capturing two-thirds of all Windows Phone-based AdDuplex impressions. AdDuplex also reported that it’s difficult to tell what Windows Phone 8 phones have been detected, because of reporting problems with the various Nokia models. But overall, Windows Phone 8 captured 4% of the total Windows Phone impressions in a week, an auspicious start. (Want to know what ReadWrite thought of Windows Phone 8? Here’s a hint: We liked it.) So what does this all mean? If the Surface really does succeed, it will be interesting to see what responses comes from Windows hardware makers. Will they try to outdo Microsoft’s hardware, or back off and try to find a path that doesn’t go head on against the company that supplies the operating they use? On the other hand, if you total up all of the products under a given manufactuer, HP is number one (with 24%), followed by Microsoft (17%). The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Malaysian Travel Association Wants Govt. to Waive Visa on Arrival Fees for Indians

first_imgDays after Thailand announced waiver of visa on arrival fees for citizens of several countries for two months, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) has now asked the government to waive visa on arrival fees for Indian and Chinese tourists.MATTA President Tan Kok Liang said in a statement, “This is necessary in view of Thailand waiving visa-on-arrival (VOA) fees for two months from 1 December to 31 January for visitors from 21 countries, including China and India, in stimulating its tourism industry following consecutive months of year-on-year decline in Chinese arrivals to Thailand.”“It is given that imposition of visa and its requirements are barriers to foreign visitors, and easing visa restrictions would facilitate tourist arrivals. As such, Malaysia must take the proactive step to waive visa fees, particularly on Chinese and Indian tourists, as they are increasingly responsive and sophisticated,” he said in the statement.He also said that granting visa fee waiver is common sense to stimulate visitor arrivals and to stay competitive with neighboring countries. “Furthermore, Malaysia and Thailand are inter-connected with tourist from China and India crossing over to Malaysia to extend their holiday,” Liang said.Last week, Thailand had announced waiving on-arrival visa fees for Indians and many other nationals for two months. The country’s tourism sector is going through a low phase due to a drop in the number of Chinese tourists.Liang said that with the Chinese economy growing fast, the concern about Chinese nationals entering Malaysia for work no longer makes sense. “Since 2012, Chinese tourists are already the world’s biggest spenders and are known for emptying stores of luxury brands in Europe, and many countries around the world have rolled out the red carpets to welcome them,” he added.“Chinese nationals traveling to Malaysia may apply for Malaysia e-visas and stay up to 30 days. This single-entry e-visa cost $40 but the total amount is doubled after adding another $40 as service fee. If visa fees are waived or Chinese tourists allowed up to 14 days stay without visas, it is certain to attract much more visitors to our shores. If we are not ready to grant Chinese tourists visa-free entry for up to 14 or 30 days stay, we could start with waiving visa fee for three months from December.”Among Asian countries Thailand, the Maldives, Macau, Indonesia, Nepal, and Bhutan, and few others offer Indian tourists visa on arrival.Liang said by waiving off visa fees on arrival for Indian and Chinese tourists, Malaysia stands to benefit from high-spending tourists. Related Itemslast_img read more

Indian Talent

first_imgIndia is the third most popular country for sourcing foreign talent after China and the United States, according to a global survey. The Borderless Workforce Survey of 27 countries by the global recruiting firm Manpower Inc found that Indian skilled labor was in most demand in the United States and the Gulf. The survey also found that more than half of the 2.2 million Indians working abroad had a college degree, the highest for any country in the survey. Related Itemslast_img

Tri-series: Marlon Samuels guides West Indies to four-wicket win over Australia

first_imgMarlon Samuels scored 92 off 87 balls to guide the West Indies to a four-wicket victory over Australia on Monday in the fifth match of the limited-overs tri-series. (Full Scorecard)Samuels struck eight fours and four sixes as the hosts reached 266-6, surpassing the victory target with 4.2 overs to spare.Earlier, Usman Khawaja was run out for 98 after piloting the Australians to 265-7 off 50 overs.CHARLES, FLETCHER SHINEThe West Indies’ victory pursuit was given impetus by an opening stand of 74 inside 10 overs by Johnson Charles (48) and Andre Fletcher (27). (Also read: When Vijay Mallya’s Playboy Mansion left Chris Gayle speechless) The openers benefited from chances to Khawaja before Australia hit back by dismissing both as the score dropped to 85-2.Samuels then anchored the chase in successive half-century stands with Darren Bravo (39) and Denesh Ramdin (29).FALLS SHORT OF 10TH ODI TONThe 35-year-old Samuels had the crowd on its feet with three successive sixes against leg-spinner Adam Zampa as the victory neared.But he was run out by a slick direct hit from wicketkeeper Matthew Wade when in sight of his 10th ODI century.Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile dismissed Ramdin and captain Jason Holder to add to home team nerves before Kieron Pollard (16 not out) sealed the crucial victory.AUSTRALIA ON TOP Australia remains top of the three-team standings on nine points from four matches, with West Indies on eight points from three matches and South Africa on five from three.Australia, playing without injured vice-captain David Warner, lost its first wicket on the fourth ball of the match when Aaron Finch was dismissed.advertisementBut the Caribbean bowlers were soon dulled by lefthander Khawaja, who shared a second-wicket stand of 170 with Steve Smith. The Australian captain compiled 74 off 95 balls before he top-edged a slog at Brathwaite to provide a skied catch.Khawaja, in his ninth ODI, struck four fours and three sixes off 123 deliveries before falling just short of a maiden century in the format, run out by a combination of Jerome Taylor’s swift, accurate return and stand-in wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher’s neat collection.Then Australia lost momentum, with the last 10 overs netting just 73 runs despite George Bailey’s 55 from 56 balls.There were two wickets apiece for medium pacers Pollard (2-32), Holder (2-44) and Brathwaite (2-60).The West Indies and South Africa meet in the sixth match of the tournament at this same venue on Wednesday.last_img read more

Vijender Singh beats Zulpikar Maimaitiali to claim WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title

first_imgIndian star Vijender Singh defeated Zulpikar Maimaitiali of China by a unanimous decision in a tough 10-round contest here on Saturday to retain his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and take over his opponent’s WBO Oriental Super Middleweight crown.The Haryana pugilist thus extended his winning streak in the professional arena to nine bouts. It was the first defeat of Zulpikar’s professional career.Known for his ability to knockout opponents, the Uighur boxer from China was undefeated in his previous nine professional bouts. He had won eight of those — several of them by knockouts — while one bout was undecided.Both boxers were slightly tentative in an evenly matched opening round. Zulpikar tried to go on the offensive at the start of the second round but Vijender did well to negate his attacks. The Indian used his superior height to land several punches over the course of the round.The next couple of rounds were evenly matched as well although the Chinese boxer found it hard to counter Vijender’s height advantage.The Indian used his superior power and height to consistently chip away at his opponent and gradually wear him down.Zulpikar tried very hard, but found it tough to deal with Vijender’s defence and counter-punches.In his attempt to force the advantage, Zulpikar hit Vijender below the belt on a few occasions, one of which saw the contest being stopped for several seconds in the ninth round.Zulpikar tried to force the pace in the final round in an attempt to regain lost ground, but Vijender managed to evade his attacks and hold on for the win.advertisementWINNING STARTS FOR AKHIL, JITENDEREarlier in the evening, Indians did well in the undercard bouts as well with 2006 Commonwealth Games champion Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar, Asad Asif, Kuldeep Dhanda, Dharmender Grewal, Pardeep Kharera winning their respective fights.Making his professional debut at the age of 36, Akhil Kumar defeated Ty Gilchrist by a technical knockout (TKO) in the Junior Welterweight category after the Australian was deemed unfit to contest further at the end of the second round.Akhil suffered a nasty cut under his left eye in the early stages of the opening round. But he did not let that affect his performance, fighting with his typical open stance and tried to intimidate his opponent.Akhil came out all guns blazing in the second round with a flurry of punches, forcing the Australian to retire with an injury.Jitender, another debutant in the pro circle, also registered a TKO, thrashing Thanet Likhitkamporn of Thailand with a barrage of power-packed punches in the Lightweight category.The Thai was unable to put up much of a fight which prompted the referee to stop the contest in the second round.Kharera also registered a TKO, overpowering Wanphichit Siriphana of Thailand in a Welterweight category contest.It was scheduled to be a six-round bout, but the 21-year-old Indian rained powerful blows on his opponent right from the opening bell and the Thai was forced to leave the ring with an injury after the second round.NEERAJ GOYAT RETAIN TITLEWorld Boxing Council (WBC) Asia Pacific Welterweight champion Neeraj Goyat held onto his title by defeating Allan Tanada of the Philippines in a tough 12-round contest.Tanada was quite strong technically and held a slight edge in the early rounds. Goyat however, absorbed the early punishment and started to come into his own as the Filipino started to tire a bit.The Indian grew more confident as the fight progressed, deciding to drop his guard and tease his opponent on several occasions.The Indian finished in style, ending the last two rounds with a formidable barrage of punches.Tanada found it tough to deal with Goyat’s impressive hand speed and punching power as the Indian dominated the closing stages of the fight.Earlier, Asif defeated Larry Abbara of the Philippines in the opening fight of the evening before Kuldeep Dhanda defeated fellow Indian Sachin Bhot in the second bout.India’s Dharmender Grewal then beat Isaac Slade of Australia in the Cruiserweight category to cheer up the local crowd.SINGH IS KING! @boxervijenderWBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title ?WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title ?#BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/saVTaKuQzU- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017He came.He saw.He conquered.@boxervijender kept his unbeaten record in Pro-Boxing intact! #BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/MFpMNGYOD4- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017A moment to cherish for all of us! The whole country is proud of @boxervijender. #BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/9SZnyTbQgyadvertisement- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017Surreal atmosphere! The moment when @boxervijender was announced as the champion. Nothing less than goosebumps!#BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/3CayWQ7TL6- IOS Boxing (@IOSBoxing) August 5, 2017T 2507 – ??? ?? !! ???? ?? ??? ?? ?? ???? !! Vijendra beats China opponent to keep his title !! A slug fest but WE won ! Congratulations ! pic.twitter.com/qbd5n6HPdd- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 5, 2017Tough match this,but congrats @boxervijender .Enjoyed Hakka Noodles while watching ur fight & you made Chinese Hakka Bakka#BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/6nlcX92MHM- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2017Congratulations to @boxervijender for the great win. Chinese met a grand defeat in Mumbai and same will happen in Doklam #BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/d7kwncuvgQ- Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) August 5, 2017Congratulations @boxervijender on yet another victory. Looked like the best match of your pro-boxing career. Superbly done#BattleGroundAsia- Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 5, 2017WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champ Vijender Singh ??????????beat WBO Oriental Super Middleweight champ Zulpikar Maimaitiali from China- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017#VijenderSingh 9-0SonnyWhitingDeanGillenSamHyuseinovAlexanderHorvathMatiouzeRoyerAndrzej SoldraKerry HopeFrancis ChekaZ Maimaitiali- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 5, 2017Congratulations my brother @boxervijender!! Sabash shera ??#BattleGroundAsia. Keep rocking- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 5, 2017It was like a #MohammadAli vs #Tyson in styles of fighting..very well fought my brother @boxervijender..retains the title #BattleGroundAsia pic.twitter.com/aXHhrEr9au- Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 5, 2017last_img read more

Pochettino: More to Madrid than Ronaldo

first_imgUEFA Champions League Pochettino: More to Real Madrid than Ronaldo Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 12:31 10/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) CristianoRonaldo-cropped Getty Images UEFA Champions League Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur Real Madrid Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth Tottenham Hotspur The Tottenham manager said Los Blancos need contributions from more than just the Portuguese star to claim silverware Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted there is more to Real Madrid than just Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League showdown with the titleholders.Pochettino face the daunting trip to the Santiago Bernabeu to meet two-time defending champions Madrid, who were led by Ronaldo’s winner against Getafe in La Liga on Saturday.Spurs 14/1 to win PL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Tipped to add to his four Ballon d’Or awards this year, Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer has netted six goals in all competitions this term.”He’s a very important player, but they have lots of very good players,” Pochettino said via the Mirror.”The squad they have is amazing and they have a very good manager. They’re a fantastic club, but you need contributions from the whole squad to win titles.””Cristiano is like [Lionel] Messi, they have a huge impact on their team. He’s one of the best players in the world, it’s clear,” Pochettino added.”It’s difficult to say anything new about these players — like [Diego] Maradona — as they are just special.”They can change games and make their teams better. We’re not just playing Real Madrid, we’re playing the best player in the world.”Tottenham and Madrid are level on six points, having both won their opening two Group H fixtures.last_img read more

Hayley Turner suspended three months for breaking BHA betting rules

first_imgHayley Turner described herself as living two lives, one as a broadcaster who could bet when she pleased and one as an occasional jockey who could not, as she sought to explain how she had come to breach racing’s strict rules that bar jockeys from betting. A disciplinary panel said it would not “reject that explanation out of hand” but still felt it necessary to suspend her from riding for three months.While Turner described the outcome as “a bitter pill to swallow”, she may also have felt a modicum of relief. The entry-point punishment for a breach of this rule is an 18-month period of disqualification from the sport, meaning the jockey in question would be banned from all racecourses and racing stables and from discussing the sport with licensed professionals.For someone with a nascent broadcasting career, that would have been a disastrous outcome. Turner’s solicitor, Rory Mac Neice, said such a ban could only be justified “when the sport’s integrity has been threatened” and insisted there was no such threat here, which the panel eventually accepted.However, while Mac Neice argued for a fine, the panel insisted on a short suspension of Turner’s riding career, though she will not otherwise be restricted and can continue with her broadcasting work from the races. The panel said she was guilty of “a lax and complacent attitude to the rules of racing and a lack of awareness of the potential damage to racing posed by a jockey regularly betting while riding in races”.Turner opened a betting account with Paddy Power in December 2015, one month after her well-publicised retirement. But she fell into a trap of her own making by reapplying for a licence the following year in order to ride in invitation events, while continuing to bet. More recently, she has taken rides in France to take advantage of the weight allowance offered to all female jockeys there. Share on WhatsApp Read more Reuse this content The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage news Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Topics Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.center_img British Horseracing Authority Horse racing Hayley Turner Share on Twitter Share via Email In total, she placed 164 bets until August, when Paddy Power notified the British Horseracing Authority they believed she was breaching the rules. She made a net profit of £160.Explaining the circumstances in which she would bet through an app on her phone, Turner said: “You’re just stood around doing eight races from Chelmsford with Bob Cooper [on At The Races]. ‘We’ll have a fiver on this one …’ It’s all Bob’s fault!“When I was actively riding, I would never have a bet. I respected the rules for 15 years when I have been riding. But then when I’ve been doing the media and retired, in my head I’m not a jockey, so therefore it’s OK to have a bet. And they’re small bets, £5 here, £10 there. There’s nothing serious. I’ve never had a bet on my own horse, I’ve never had a bet in a race that I’m riding in, or even near a time that I’m riding. As soon as I knew I was riding, that’d be it, I wouldn’t.“I’m a bit disappointed. Three months is a quarter of a year not earning any money and the BHA have said I’m not a threat to the integrity of the sport. It’s hard to understand, to be honest.”It may have counted against Turner that some of her bets, in July 2016, were placed within hours of being told by the BHA she had been granted a renewed jockeys’ licence, and again over the following two days. The BHA’s Tim Naylor suggested to the panel that she had no excuse for not being aware of her responsibilities to the sport at such a time.However, Naylor said: “There are certainly no integrity issues in relation to Miss Turner’s betting.” He said her bets had all been on horses to win and there was no discernible pattern as to the trainers or jockeys who carried her money.Turner said she hopes to return to the saddle when her ban expires in March and will continue with her media work in the meantime. She will not bet again until she is finally, definitively finished with race-riding.“I feel like I’ve been riding quite well, I’m having plenty of winners and more importantly I’ve been enjoying it again, which I stopped doing before and that’s why I retired in the first place,” she said. “I’m just going to have to watch my weight for three months now, aren’t I? I’m 34 but I’m still learning. It’s tough but I can’t moan too much, really.”Tips for Friday racesDoncaster 11.50 Kilronan Castle 12.25 Don Lami 1.00 Stowaway Magic 1.35 Clondaw Kaempfer 2.10 Alvarado 2.45 Manny Owens 3.20 Big Penny Bangor 12.00 Champagne James 12.35 Knocknamona 1.10 Forest Des Aigles 1.45 Waterlord 2.20 Tawseef 2.55 Virginia Chick 3.30 Ofcourseiwill Cheltenham 12.10 Western Ryder 12.45 Sizing Tennessee 1.20 Okotoks 1.55 Song Saa 2.30 Mysteree (nb) 3.05 Cantlow 3.40 Arthur’s Gift (nap) Chelmsford 5.45 Ertidaad 6.15 Trick Shot Jenny 6.45 Dance Me 7.15 Knight Errant 7.45 Bahamian Heights 8.15 Stylish Dancer 8.45 Pass The Cristal Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Melon looks tasty for Cheltenham return as thaw enables resumption Share on Messengerlast_img read more

What’s the Deal With Shaving Brushes?

first_img The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Editors’ Recommendations Of all the instruments we use to keep ourselves groomed, few are as mysterious as the shaving brush. To the untrained eye, they might look like a makeup brush. Even to those who can clearly clock a shaving brush, they’re all too often passed off as nothing more than an ancient grooming tool that grandpa once used.However, shaving brushes are making a comeback. We spoke with eShave CEO Danielle Malka to get her insight on why shaving brushes matter and the steps you should take to choose and use the right one.Why is using a shaving brush so important to you?It’s simply the best way to prep for shaving. You can use very little cream, the brushing keeps pores open, and raises and softens hair. Plus, it significantly cuts down on razor burn. Proper shaving was somewhat of a lost art, but it’s have a revival of sorts. We’re catching up to countries like Turkey, India and Morocco where going to the barber for a shave has been standard culture for a long time.Badger hair seems to be a consensus choice for brush material. Why is that?Badger hair is the only type of hair that repels water in a brush. It’s a material that works with you to prep your skin and assist in the shave. Interestingly enough, in the French language (Malka is Moroccan and French is her native language) there is no word for “shaving brush” – there is only “blaireau,” which means badger. The point being that the French adopted badger hair as the go-to material in their shaving practices long before brushing returned to the mainstream.What’s better: cream or soap?It’s a very common question. For the modern man, cream is the easiest way to go. If you’ve never used a brush, it’s easier to start with cream, then move on to soap once you have the technique down. It’s also a more efficient way to shave during the week. However, on the weekends when you have more time? Go for soap. Shaving soap is romantic and we’re all entitled to romance. Pamper yourself! Just the practice of whisking the brush on the soap to generate a lather can be a relaxing moment.What is a good brush option or alternative for frequent travelers?It’s hard to replicate a home shave on the road. Traveling is so much of an inconvenience today and everything has to be smaller, so you’re going to compromise on something. We shrunk the handle on our travel brush because we found that the hair length needed to stay the same, but a smaller handle was workable. It offers a similar quality shave in a smaller overall package. The Ultimate Guide on How to Shape a Beard How to Shave With a Straight Razor How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits last_img read more

Expanded Court of Appeal Building Disabled-Friendly

first_img The building, which was officially opened last month, has been equipped with elevators, Braille signage, wheelchair ramps and more disabled-friendly restrooms. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Anya Jones, noted that the “2007 Justice Reform Task Force Report identified a plethora of issues associated with the ageing infrastructure of the courts, which contributes to limited access to court facilities by special groups”. Persons with disabilities can conveniently access the facilities of the expanded Court of Appeal building, located downtown Kingston. Persons with disabilities can conveniently access the facilities of the expanded Court of Appeal building, located downtown Kingston.The building, which was officially opened last month, has been equipped with elevators, Braille signage, wheelchair ramps and more disabled-friendly restrooms.Speaking at the opening ceremony, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Anya Jones, noted that the “2007 Justice Reform Task Force Report identified a plethora of issues associated with the ageing infrastructure of the courts, which contributes to limited access to court facilities by special groups”.She noted that such restricted access is in breach of the Disabilities Act, 2014.The legislation protects and enhances the welfare of persons with disabilities across Jamaica, and prohibits discrimination against such persons.Mrs. Jones noted that the $846 million Government-funded Court of Appeal expansion is an investment in the country’s justice system.She shared that Jamaicans can look forward to more significant developments in the justice system over the next four to five fiscal years.The contract for the Court of Appeal expansion was awarded to Y.P. Seaton & Associates. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Evergreen Orders Ten Boxships

first_imgzoom As previously announced by World Maritime News, Taiwan’s Evergreen Group, the parent company of Evergreen Line, has signed an agreement with compatriot CSBC Corporation to build ten 2,800 TEU, class B-type feeder ships.Evergreen did not reveal the value of the contract, but it is speculated that the price tag for these ten feeders could be around USD 400 million.The first ship is planned to be delivered during the second half of 2017 with the completion of the series due by the first half of 2018. The vessels are planned to be deployed in the intra-Asia trade.The boxships will be 211 meters in length, 32.8 meters wide, and have a design draft of 10 meters. The ships are designed to load 13 rows of containers on deck, which is within the span of existing gantry cranes in the major ports of intra-Asian trade. The hull design of the vessels is wider in comparison to ships of a similar capacity. Such design enables the ships to navigate in shallower ports encountered in the intra-Asia trade and to enhance their cargo carrying capability.The ten ships will be equipped with CSBC’s Sea-Sword Bow (SSB) technology. This energy-saving device enables the ships to maintain optimum performance in various navigational conditions and to reduce fuel consumption by around 10% compared to traditional bow designs, according to Evrergreen.The ships will also be equipped with an electronic-controlled fuel injection engine, which meets the IMO Tier II standards for NOx emission and can reduce the emissions by around 20%. In line with IMO’s requirements of Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), the ships can cruise at a speeds up to 21.8 knots.”After the negotiations of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are concluded, the ASEAN countries, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand are expected to remove trade barriers, enhancing bilateral trades and thereby boosting regional cargo growth. Our decision to invest in these newbuildings is aimed at providing for the growth potential brought about by this free trade development,” Bronson Hsieh, Evergreen Group’s Second Vice Group Chairman, said.last_img read more

TIL Posts Record Earnings in Q4

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed Tanker Investments Ltd. posted record earnings in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company said in its earnings guidance for the three months ended December 31, 2015.According to William Hung, Tanker Investments’ Chief Executive Officer, the earnings were driven by a fully operational fleet and firm spot tanker rates as a result of strong tanker fundamentals.In addition, high crude oil supply from OPEC, low oil prices, positive tanker supply fundamentals, ongoing strategic and commercial stockpiling and high refinery throughout also contributed to the success.For the fourth quarter of 2015, Tanker Investments expects to report net income in the range of USD 0.77 to USD 0.81 per share.In addition, the company’s board of directors has authorized a new share repurchase program to repurchase up to USD 60 million of the company’s common stock.Through the share repurchase program, which is effective immediately and will be valid for an initial period of one year, Tanker Investments said it expects to repurchase shares in the open market at times and at prevailing market prices on the Oslo Stock Exchange considered to be appropriate by the company.“Over the past 15 months, we returned a substantial portion of the cash flow generated to shareholders through the repurchase of approximately USD 60 million of the company’s stock and today the Board announced the implementation of a new USD 60 million share repurchase program, the majority of which will be funded with the net equity proceeds received from the recent sale of our two VLCC tankers,” he added.Tanker Investments’ fleet consists of 18 modern tankers.last_img read more

KMDA engineers inspect Ultadanga flyover traffic movement still locked down

first_imgKolkata: Senior engineers of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) inspected Ultadanga flyover on Wednesday, where cracks have appeared on the pillars which had been installed to repair it after a portion of the bridge collapsed in 2013.State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said experts from Mumbai will come to the city on Thursday and will conduct a thorough investigation. Whether the flyover will be opened to traffic will be decided only after getting reports from them. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersTraffic movement along the flyover has been stopped from Tuesday evening, which will continue for at least three days. There was huge deployment of police to ease traffic movement along VIP Road on Wednesday morning. As the vehicles could not take the flyover that connects VIP Road with Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, there had been massive jam on Tuesday evening after the traffic ban came into force. Commuters going towards the airport side were greatly inconvenienced. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHowever, there was much less jam on Wednesday thanks to efficient traffic management. Traffic sergeants were posted at HUDCO intersection and EM Bypass intersection with Salt Lake to stop overtaking. Though the traffic moved at a slower pace in the morning and evening peak hours, there was no bumper-to-bumper traffic bottleneck, which was anticipated. A stretch on the flyover had collapsed on March 3. The incident took place within a few minutes after a loaded truck was passing by pier 13 and 14 of the flyover. The truck fell into the Kestopur canal and within seconds, the iron girder between piers 13 and 14 fell down. The flyover was constructed by Mackintosh Burn in 2011, under the supervision of KMDA, while the design was made by Consulting Engineering Services. The KMDA engineers said preliminary investigation has revealed that the iron pillars, which had been installed after the collapse of the flyover, have developed cracks failing to bear the load.last_img read more

Injured in Pak firing 10dayold baby dies in Poonch dist

first_imgJammu: A 10-day-old baby, injured in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, died at a hospital on Monday, police said.The infant, his mother Fatima Jan (35) and another civilian Mohammad Arif (40) were injured when mortar shells fired by Pakistan hit their village in Shahpur sector late Sunday. They were rushed to district hospital Poonch, where the minor succumbed to injuries, they added. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Cross-border firing by Pakistani troops continued for the second successive day on Monday in the district, prompting strong and effective retaliation by Indian soldiers, an Army spokesperson said. “At about 1245 hours, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along LoC in Shahpur sector. Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” he said. A police official said Jan and Arif were referred to the Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu, for specialised treatment, though their condition was stated to be “stable”. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KMortars and small arms were used from across the border to target forward posts and villages in Shahpur, Saujiyan and Mendhar sectors between 5 pm and 10 pm on Sunday. Several houses were damaged in the firing, the official said. The Army spokesperson said information on casualties on the Pakistani side in the retaliatory action was not immediately available. On July 22, an Indian soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, while a civilian was injured in another incident of cross-border firing by Pakistan in Poonch sector on July 20.last_img read more

Bodies of ten suspected terrorists six children buried

Meanwhile, the bodies of six children who were also killed in the clash were buried today after following religious observances. (Colombo Gazette) The bodies of ten suspected terrorists and six children were buried today.The bodies of the ten suspected terrorists killed during the clash with the military in Kalmunai last week were buried today without conducting any religious activities. The Police said that the bodies were buried after investigations into the clash had concluded.The Police media unit said that the ten bodies were buried without conducting any religious activities on a request made by Muslim religious leaders. read more

Chinese expolice boss starts gay dating app gets 30 million investment and

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, Ma Baoli, founder of Danlan.org, gestures during an interview at his Blue City office in Beijing, China. Danlan.org, a website for gay people to share experiences, has spawned a dating app specifically for gay Chinese men and the company Blue City last month received $30 million in funding. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) Chinese ex-police boss starts gay dating app, gets $30 million investment and official praise by Louise Watt And Aritz Parra, The Associated Press Posted Dec 1, 2014 5:20 pm MDT BEIJING, China – By day, Ma Baoli was a high-ranking officer in a seaside city police force. By night, he ran a website for gay people to share experiences and on which he spoke under a pseudonym about the pressure he faced as a homosexual.After several years, the police force found out and told him he could not run a private website that was earning money from advertisements while serving as a police officer.Ma chose his website, a move that later proved fruitful. His Danlan.org has spawned a Chinese-language dating app for men called Blued that has garnered 15 million users, 3 million of them outside China, over two years.And last month, his company, Blue City, received $30 million in funding from Silicon Valley venture capital company DCM Ventures. Ma hopes to use the money to expand abroad and possibly prepare for an IPO. He is also considering launching a dating app for lesbians.In a country where the government considers any activism dangerous and where homosexuality has traditionally been taboo, Ma has managed to build his business partly by reaching out to government agencies and showing them he can provide a public service in spreading safe-sex messages.In 2012, he was invited to meet with now-Premier Li Keqiang because of his AIDS prevention work.Wu Zunyou, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases centre, praised the app for its usefulness in conveying information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community.“It’s very hard to receive so many registered users in such a short time,” Wu told The Associated Press last week at an AIDS awareness event held by Blue City and also attended by local government officials. “None of our public awareness websites can receive such attention. This is a very important channel to be able to spread information about AIDS prevention among the LGBT community.”The app allows users to look for people by location or the last time they logged on. It also enables group settings so people can organize activities such as hiking or assembling a basketball team, as well as providing information from health authorities on locations for HIV testing and treatment.Andrea Pastorelli, a policy specialist at the United Nations Development Programme, said the Chinese CDC had recognized the app’s usefulness in reaching people they were unable to.“They are having a real issue reaching out to the most marginalized people and in China that’s where the epidemic is,” he said.“The fact that they have been able to attract this much money shows that there is interest in the so-called pink market,” Pastorelli added. “Private companies are realizing that gay people exist and gay people represent a huge market.”An investment manager at the Beijing office of DCM Ventures who asked not to be named because she was not authorized to speak to the media confirmed that the company had invested $30 million in Blue City, saying its future outlook was promising.“Five per cent of the total population are LGBT people,” she said. “Social attitudes toward gay people will become more and more tolerant in the future.”For Ma, 37, who goes by the online pseudonym Geng Le, the investment signals a shift in attitudes already among Chinese toward homosexuals.Five years ago, his website Danlan.org would be regularly shut down. Today, that doesn’t happen anymore, and it carries discussions on whether to legalize same-sex marriage, for example.“I now feel more and more comfortable saying, ‘Yes, I’m gay and yes, what I do is run a gay-themed website,’” he said.Still, the app does provide privacy for people who are worried about others finding out about their sexual orientation by allowing them to use their smartphone to meet someone, he said.A law against “hooliganism” that had been used to target gays was eliminated in 1997 and homosexuality was declassified as a mental disorder in 2001, but some clinics still promise to “cure” people by offering conversion therapy that includes electric shocks. China does not recognize same-sex partnerships and no laws outlaw discrimination against homosexuals.However, more organizations are being created in China that are specifically devoted to LGBT advocacy issues, and gay bars that once could only be found in bigger cities like Beijing and Shanghai are increasingly opening up in smaller cities.Ma quit his job as deputy director of a division of the Qinhuangdao police force in March 2012. He still misses being a police officer, his dream job since childhood. He says some former colleagues cannot accept what he is doing because they think homosexuality is “abnormal.” Ma says he hopes to change their thinking.Blue City employs about 40 software engineers, designers, salespeople and advocates.“I would like to use the power of the economy to promote the LGBT community,” he said. “In many ways, the economy can trigger changes in policies. So if, for example, I do this thing very well, if my users go from 15 million to many more in the future, if we can go public, I can tell the government: See, we can go public being a ‘gay company’ and we haven’t caused you any trouble.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Queen sends Commonwealth Games baton on its way to Australia in Buckingham

first_imgThe Queen hands the Commonwealth baton to Anna MearesCredit:Rex Features “However, there is an even more powerful message to be seen and experienced as the Baton passes from hand to hand, from seashore to mountaintop, through cities, towns, and villages,” the Queen will say.“It is the message of a peace-building Commonwealth.”The cornerstones on which peace is founded are, quite simply, respect and understanding for one another. Working together, we build peace by defending the dignity of every individual and community.” The Queen at the launch of the Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace ahead of the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey Earlier, with the colourful flags of the Commonwealth’s 52 member states as a backdrop, the Queen, joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, watched as the baton was carried its first few hundred metres by a succession of Olympic stars.The Queen’s baton is on a 388-day relay covering more than 140,000 miles and will visit every Commonwealth nation on its way to the Games, being hosted by the Australian Gold Coast in 2018.Inside the baton is a message from the monarch which will be read at the opening ceremony of the Games in April next year. The Queen holds the 2018 Commonwealth Games baton Flags of the Commonwealth in Parliament Square ahead of the Commonwealth service in Westminster AbbeyCredit:Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock Although the Queen’s message will be strictly non-political, as ever, her words are likely to be hailed by Brexiteers as a moment of hope, unifying the Commonwealth even as the UK works to sever bureaucratic ties with the European Union.Leave campaigners have already emphasised the importance of a renewed relationship with Commonwealth allies this year.In a message printed in the Commonwealth Day order of service, the Queen will say:”By upholding justice and the rule of law, and by striving for societies that are fair and offer opportunities for all, we overcome division and find reconciliation, so that the benefits of progress and prosperity may be multiplied and shared.”As members of the Commonwealth family we can find much to be thankful for in the inheritances we have received from those who came before us.“Through consensus and cooperation great things have been achieved.”We can find further reward and fulfilment by continuing to collaborate with others in a spirit of goodwill to build a peaceful and abundant future for all Commonwealth citizens.”In turbulent global times, the address emphasises the importance of the Commonwealth to the Queen, who sees it as a key unifier of communities around the world. Flags of the Commonwealth in Parliament Square ahead of the Commonwealth Service in Westminster Abbey The Queen’s message will form part of the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey being held on Monday afternoon and attended by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex. The Queen has set the Commonwealth Games baton on its journey around the globe following a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, ahead of a service at Westminster Abbey.Her Majesty will on Monday afternoon call on Commonwealth countries to “overcome division and find reconciliation”, urging further collaboration for a prosperous future.She will advocate “consensus and cooperation”, in her annual message to the public on Commonwealth Day on Monday, calling for the 2.5 billion people who share that connection to come together. The Queen, who was also joined by the Earl of Wessex, handed the baton to its first bearer, Australian cycling legend and Olympic gold medallist Anna Meares, after adding a capsule with her words for the Commonwealth athletes.Double Olympic gold medal cyclist Victoria Pendleton was the second baton bearer collecting it from Meares, her great sporting rival, at the palace gates, before the pair walked together around the nearby Queen Victoria memorial. The message is likely to be scrutinised keenly in Westminster, after many MPs called for a new emphasis on the UK’s relationship with the Commonwealth following the Brexit vote last year. The Queen hands the Commonwealth baton to Anna Meares The Queen at the launch of the Baton Relay at Buckingham Palace ahead of the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster AbbeyCredit:REX/Shutterstock  The Queen holds the 2018 Commonwealth Games batonCredit:FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA In February, 45 Conservative MPs wrote to the Home Secretary to send an “important message” by allowing Commonwealth citizens to have their UK visas fast-tracked.Greg Hands, the trade minister, has disclosed that he would welcome the assistance of negotiators from the Commonwealth in the Brexit process, with many Leave voters believing that there is now an opportunity for enhanced trade deals with the UK’s historic allies.Guests at Monday’s ceremony will include Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Scotland; Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta and chair-in-office of the Commonwealth; and senior politicians and faith leaders from the UK and Commonwealth. 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Weba Chutes provides solution at Carmen de Andacollo in Chile

first_imgWeba Chute Systems has successfully engineered a new transfer point to replace an underperforming chute at Carmen de Andacollo in the Coquimbo region of Central Chile. The new chute system transfers material from a double deck screen feeding oversize material from both decks to a conveyor. Material throughput is 2,000 t/h with a lump size of minus 85 mm.This is an open pit copper operation; Teck owns a 90% interest in the mine with Empresa Nacional de Mineria holding the balance of shares. Alwin Nienaber, Technical Director at Weba Chute Systems, explains that in the previous installation the manner in which material was being presented onto the conveyor was causing impact damage and excessive spillage. The spillage had to be controlled using extremely hard skirtings under such tension that this had been causing extreme damage to the conveyor resulting in frequent belt replacement. “It is not uncommon for us to see this type of issue which arises from inadequate plant design,” Nienaber says. “When the transfer points do not receive the requisite attention during the design of the plant, numerous problems can occur during operation.”As a transfer point specialist, Weba Chute Systems is a strong advocate of their involvement at the start of a project. “This approach ensures that the transfer points are engineered for the particular plant, with the advantage that material transfer will be optimised and wear and impact issues such as those found at Carmen de Andacollo could be mitigated from the beginning.” Where operational plants experience issues with transfer points, Weba Chute Systems sends in its technical team to conduct a full design assessment. According to Nienaber this is a critical step in the process as it will ensure that the solution provided takes all factors into account. He explains that the previous chute was essentially just a box structure and this was problematic as the material flow was not controlled and it directly impacted onto the conveyor from the screen. To add to this situation the receiving conveyor design was also compromised. “We were able to design a new transfer point solution that would accommodate the shallow flow angle required in this application,” he says. “By custom engineering the chute we were also able to design it in such a way so as to feed the material onto the conveyor in the direction of belt travel. This then eliminated the issues associated with the previous direct impact.”The design of Weba Chute Systems also allows for absolute control of the material and, in this application, has been configured to force a concentrated stream from the screen decks onto the conveyor. Due to the compromised general arrangement between the screen and conveyor, skirts are still required to eliminate spillage.To provide further protection against sliding abrasion, the chute has been lined with high alumina ceramic tiles.The Weba Chute Systems installation at Carmen de Andacollo was commissioned last year. Nienaber says that much of the work has been done through Weba South America which was established in Chile to service this region. Under the leadership of Pedro Javier Vega, Weba South America has been making inroads into the mining and minerals processing sector. “The local team has a good understanding of the industry, its immediate and long terms needs, and will provide consistent support to this customer,” Nienaber says.Don’t forget there is still time to contribute editorial to the February issue article on conveyors – new technologies, new contracts, new applications, etc. Send to john@im-mining.com ASAP.last_img read more

Pick Up A Delicious Panda Cake For A Sweet Time

first_imgThere are far too many places in Japan to get delightful treats. I’m writing about a new treat every week, it seems, and I never actually get to taste them. I’m back again with another set of adorable sweets from Ginza Cozy Corner Bakery near Ueno Park in Japan, where there’s a whole cavalcade of adorable critters that look good enough to eat. And you could if you were anywhere near them.First up, the Cozy Panda-san Cake is a sponge base cake with strawberry cream in the middle as well as raspberry jam and white chocolate. The Cozy Usagi-san Cake is a sponge base with strawberry cream and even more strawberry flavor on the outside, and it’s also pink! Then there’s Cozy Lion-san Cake, with banana white chocolate mousse, as well as strawberry cream and chocolate buttons.The Cozy Kuma-san Cake is sponge cake and strawberry cream with chocolate mousse. The Cozy Wani-san eclair looks like a crocodile! It has custard and cream and Uji Matcha tea flavoring on top. Last but not least, the Swans are made with custard and cream as well as pink sugar, cocoa, and white sugar. What a smorgasbord of delicious treats!If you’re into tasting adorable and sweet cupcakes and cakes, you’ll need to make sure you hurry on down to this bakery if you’re ever in the neighborhood. There’s too much awesome to go around!View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4.last_img read more

The Ultimate Super Smash Bros Character Guide Donkey Kong

first_imgWho Are They?Mario’s original nemesis, this stubborn ape and the 1981 arcade game named after him helped usher in Nintendo as one of gaming’s biggest players. He’s also a gorilla wearing a tie with his own initials on it, which is just magnificent. But while his history with Mario is certainly significant, Donkey Kong really struck out on his own in the acclaimed Donkey Kong Country series on the Super Nintendo.Smash HistoryWith no Bowser or Ganondorf in the original Smash 64, Donkey Kong is the closest thing the first entry has to a villain. He’s also the game’s first attempt at a heavyweight character. Donkey Kong barrels over opponents with beefy physical strikes like wind-up punches, hand slaps, and knocking out fools with his head. But as later entries added more heavy characters, Donkey Kong received the surprisingly agile animal grace that also defines his platforming series as a way to stand out.What Looks New in Ultimate?Aesthetically, DK’s fur looks worse but his eyes bug out more so it’s kind of a wash there. He has a new Final Smash: a flurry of punches from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat which is a game that needs all the attention it can get. From the competitive side, consensus seems to be he’s better overall but his trademark cargo throw, aerial headbutt “ding-dong” combo isn’t as a potent. And since the recent Donkey Kong Country games, while excellent, represented a return to form, it’s not like there’s anything new for this DK to draw from when it comes to movesets.Our Hopes?Donkey Kong is just so outstanding in general. He’s far and away the funniest Nintendo character. And his general hard-hitting playstyle is just entertaining enough to me as a fan of the character overall. But DK’s platformers have this flowing sense of momentum to complement all the weightiness. It would be nice if Donkey Kong’s Smash Bros. feel could replicate this somehow.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases Dec. 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, changes we talk about here are mostly speculation. For more thoughts check out our Smash hands-on as well as cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guide ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… Stay on targetcenter_img Donkey Kong Beats Down!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: Donkey Kong.last_img read more

Brock Lesnar advertised to appear on this Mondays RAW from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

first_img WWE announced today that WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will be appearing on RAW live this Monday from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.This is the final episode of RAW before SummerSlam on Sunday, August 11.Lesnar appeared on last week’s RAW from North Little Rock to viciously attack Seth Rollins, his challenger for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Lesnar left Rollins coughing up blood after delivering an F5 on top of a stretcher after a brutal attack.Wrestleview.com will have a live ongoing RAW recap Monday night beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 CT.Live Post-Show on YouTubeBe sure to join Mike and Victoria Tedesco shortly after the end of RAW for another edition of the Post-RAW show on YouTube. WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Pinterest Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match WhatsApp Kurt Angle Videos Articles WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Google+ Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WrestleMania 36 Will Be In Tampa Cesaro Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Seth Rollins Videos Articles Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more