PKL 2019: Tamil Thalaivas end winless streak by beating Pink Panthers

first_img COMMENT Devika Pawar First Published: 8th October, 2019 13:35 IST Ajith Kumar completes more than 100 touch points overall and in PKL 2019. Ajith Kumar scores his fifth Super 10 for PKL 2019. Ran Singh completed 100 raid points overall. Written By Last Updated: 8th October, 2019 13:35 IST PKL 2019: Tamil Thalaivas End Winless Streak By Beating Pink Panthers Tamil Thalaivas ended their fourteen-match winless streak by defeating Jaipur Pink Panthers 35-33 on Monday, October 7. Here are the match highlights. Jaipur Pink Panthers tried to close the gap in the second half. However, Ajith Kumar continued to raid successfully. After Rahul Chaudhari and Ajith Kumar’s successful raids, Tamil Thalaivas had a 32-28 lead with two minutes left for the game to end. With seconds left to go, Guman Singh delivered a super raid for Jaipur Pink Panthers, reducing the score difference to two points. The game was down to a one-point lead by Tamil Thalaivas, but a self-out by Nilesh Salunke in Jaipur’s last raid gave the win to Tamil Thalaivas, ending their fourteen-match winless streak.Also read | PKL 2019: Resilient Jaipur Pink Panthers Beat Bengaluru Bulls Tamil Thalaivas beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 35-33 on Monday, October 7 in PKL 2019’s 127th match. The match was held at Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida. It was their first win after defeating Gujarat Fortunegiants on August 10. Both Tamil Thalaivas and Jaipur Pink Panthers did not qualify for the PKL 2019 playoffs. LIVE TV PKL 2019: Tamil Thalaivas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers milestones FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Also read | PKL 2019: Gujarat End Pro Kabaddi Campaign With A Big Win Over TitansPKL 2019: Tamil Thalaivas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers match reportThe first half was equally matched with back-to-back raids from both Jaipur Pink Panthers and Tamil Thalaivas. Jaipur took a momentary lead, but Himanshu’s two-point raid and a Super Tackle from Sagar helped Thalaivas dissolve the score difference. Ajith Kumar impressed the audience with his raiding. Tamil Thalaivas gained 19-14 lead over Pink Panthers as the first half came to an end. Also read | PKL 2019: Tamil Thalaivas Vs U Mumba Match Result, Highlights WATCH US LIVE Also read | PKL 2019: Pardeep Narwal Scores 302 Raid Points, Overtakes Sehrawat last_img read more

Fauci says anti-quarantine protest could prolong the lockdown

first_imgDr. Anthony Fauci, the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is warning the public that anti-quarantine protest could backfire and actually prolong the pandemic.He spoke to Good Morning America on Monday stating that he understands the shutdown has affected many other aspects of people’s lives, but opening the country too early could cause bigger problems:“I think the message is that, clearly, this is something that is hurting from the standpoint of economics, from the standpoint of things that have nothing to do with the virus,” Fauci said. “But unless we get the virus under control, the real recovery, economically, is not gonna happen.”“If you jump the gun and go into a situation where you have a big spike, you’re gonna set yourself back,” Fauci continued. “So as painful as it is to go by the careful guidelines of gradually phasing into a reopening, it’s going to backfire. That’s the problem.”At least 20 states including Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia  have seen protest in the last few days demanding that the government reopen some parts of the economy.Many of those protesters were seen without protective gear and standing in close quarters.Despite Fauci’s concern President Donald Trump urged state representatives who are have seen protest to “liberate” their residents stating that the restrictions are “too tough.”last_img read more


first_imgSPOTLIGHT reporter Declan LawnA SERIES of companies run by a Donegal Orange Order member have been set  up to help keep property and land in Protestant hands in Donegal, Tyrone, Derry and Fermanagh.The revelations were contained in a BBC Spotlight investigation last night.The programme focused on David Mahon, originally from Donegal but now living in Kesh in Co Fermanagh. East Derry nationalist MLA John Dallat said it was no secret that sales of property – particularly farmland – between religions was frowned upon in rural areas.That was not new.What was new however in the BBC Spotlight expose was the incredible number of companies – fed by Protestant investors – which had been established by Mahon.We have now learned one of them – called after the Derry and Raphoe Protestant diocese – works across the Border between both counties to offer finance and interest free loans to Protestant farmers and businesses to prevent the assets going onto the open market and then, possibly, into Catholic ownership. Mahon admitted some investors were members of the Orange Order. The workings of the companies and what they invest in are closely-guarded secrets.For years, the Orange Order has been accused of controlling secretive “land funds” which have been used by individual Orange Lodges to protect Protestant land in their communities.Orange Order Grand Secretary Drew Nelson admitted to the existence of such funds, and defended their use in an interview with Spotlight reporter Declan Lawn.“There are some funds in existence which do that type of work and that is something that strategically we regard as one of the roles of the institution, to help Protestant communities that are in distress, particularly around border areas, or areas where Protestants are in the minority.”When the reporter put it to Mr Nelson that the existence of such funds was in danger of artificially skewing the property market, he offered a rationale which some may find surprising: that proceeds of illegal diesel smuggling were flooding into the coffers of republicans in rural areas, and that this was itself resulting in an unfair playing field when it came to the purchase of land. ORANGE ORDER COMPANIES IN DONEGAL SET UP TO KEEP LAND AND PROPERTY ‘PROTESTANT’ was last modified: February 18th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BBC SpotlightdocumentaryOrange Orderlast_img read more

Raiders, Gruden prompt ESPN to change its ‘MNF’ game plan

first_imgGet Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter.As usual, ESPN will kick off its “Monday Night Football” schedule with a doubleheader. What’s not so usual is that the cable network will have its brand-new “A” team covering the later game.That would be Monday’s clash between the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Rams, set for a 7:15 p.m. (PT) kickoff at the Coliseum. Earlier in the evening, ESPN will carry the Jets-Lions game in Detroit (4:10 p.m.).ESPN clearly …last_img read more

Exhibition traces migrant workers’ journey

first_imgSouth Africa was built on mining, and its mines were built on migrant workers. Millions of black men across southern Africa were forced by economic circumstance and taxes to travel to the city of gold, leaving their families at home. (Images: WAM) • Fiona Rankin-Smith Curator Ngezinyawo – Migrant Journeys Wits Art Museum +27 11 717 1365 [email protected] • Benin gallery keeps African art in Africa • Exhibition exposes apartheid, celebrates South African photography • Soweto: from struggle to suburbia • Historic Soweto township turns 80 • Africanis – the dog of AfricaMelissa Jane CookAs the country emerges from a volatile five-month long strike in the platinum mining sector, the Wits Art Museum (WAM) opens an extraordinary exhibition focusing on migrant workers in South Africa. Migrant labour is fundamental to the making of modern South Africa and the exhibition tells the stories of these men.Ngezinyawo – Migrant Journeys is rich and diverse, and spans many years of collective heritage. Items on display include contemporary artwork, archival documents, photographs, films, music, artefacts from ethnographic collections, and interviews. It glaringly highlights that 20 years into democracy, there are still numerous, unresolved problems associated with the system of migrant labour.The elaborate art, dress, dance, music and song that migrants crafted to assert and express their humanity feature prominently. Life was and continues to be difficult for migrant workers. Performance and song played a vital role in passing on oral histories, for social commentary and artistic expression. These creative outputs show an ability to survive with dignity despite the daily hardships they faced.Like the migrants, visitors to the exhibition participate in a physical journey through the museum. They walk the road alongside early migrants to the cities, who mainly sought work on the mines. Overcoming hostility, harsh living conditions, violence, dispossession and loss are the recurrent themes at the exhibition – yet there are also themes of resilience and creativity.The glitter of goldSouth African society changed greatly when gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand in 1886. This discovery was central to South Africa’s industrial development and to the politics of segregation. Here, on the goldfields of the Rand, the lives of many people intersected. Within a decade, Johannesburg had developed into the largest city in South Africa, populated by tens of thousands. Prospectors, labourers, fortune hunters, shop keepers and immigrants from all over the world flocked to the city. Residential areas were hastily constructed and in the poorer sections slums developed.As the mines went deeper underground, the demand for cheap labour intensified. The Chamber of Mines asked the government to provide a cheap labour supply. Over time, the state introduced a number of measures to force more black men to work in the mines. These included introducing taxes such as the hut tax and the poll tax – they had to leave their land to work in the city to earn money to pay the taxes.For its part, the Chamber of Mines preferred to use migrant labour because they could be paid very low wages. The industry justified the low wages by claiming that the migrants’ families earned an additional income in the reserves. Because migrants were supposedly only part-time workers, the mine owners did not have to provide them with any kind of social security. Mine owners also preferred migrant labour because the workers could be controlled more easily. The men had to sign employment contracts. If they broke their contracts by deserting, which many did, they were arrested and got a criminal record. The migrants were also housed in closed compounds, or hostels, which were tightly controlled.Conditions on the mines were very bad in the early decades. Workers often laboured 14 hours a day. Deaths from major accidents, pneumonia, tuberculosis, silicosis and malnutrition were extremely high.Tracing the journeyTracing the journey from rural areas to the city, the interactive exhibition includes personal objects such as hut tax receipts and a stamped passbook. There are envelopes decorated by self-taught artist Tito Zungu. Using pencil, ballpoint pens and coloured pens, the envelopes were decorated with images of boats, aeroplanes and transistor radios. Moving between time and space, these envelopes made the journey from work to home, linking the migrants’ different worlds. They spent long periods of time away from their families and letter writing was the only means of communication.Personal objects such as walking sticks, snuff bags and pipes that the workers carried with them were powerful reminders of the homes and families they left behind. These objects can be thought of as symbols of the personal journey that they made.Single-sex compounds with concrete bunk beds and cold, bare walls were constructed to house migrant mine workers. Some of these mining compounds, or hostels, are still in use today, although the city of Johannesburg is renovating them and turning them into family units. Photographs and other remarkable objects on display provide insight into the living conditions and hardships encountered in hostels. But there are also extraordinarily creative everyday objects, music and performances that transcended the daily struggle. There are envelopes decorated by self-taught artist Tito Zungu. Using pencil, ballpoint pens and coloured pens, the envelopes were decorated with images of boats, aeroplanes and transistor radios. Kentridge filmA short film by artist William Kentridge is part of Ngezinyawo – Migrant Journeys. It is a dramatization of the inequality and oppression of life on the mines. Set in the over-exploited, scorched industrial and mining landscape around Johannesburg, it represents the legacy of a time of abuse and injustice.Kentridge develops the analogy between the landscape and the mind. A journey into the mines provides a visual representation of a journey into the conscience of the main character, Soho Eckstein, the white South African property owner who exploits the resources of land and black human labour which are under his domain. Throughout the film the imagery shifts between the geological landscape underground inhabited by innumerable black miners and Soho’s world of white luxury above ground. Soho sits at his desk in his customary pin-stripe suit and punches adding machines and cash registers, creating a flow of gold bars, exhausted miners, blasted landscapes and blocks of uniform housing. Soho sits at his desk in his customary pin-stripe suit and punches adding machines and cash registers, creating a flow of gold bars, exhausted miners, blasted landscapes and blocks of uniform housing.The issues surrounding migrants that are addressed in this exhibition are part of a history that continues to profoundly affect South African society. The difficult lives of migrant workers and their families, xenophobic violence and recent upheavals in the mining sector – culminating in the Marikana massacre and this year’s devastating strike in the platinum sector – are just a few of the headlines that confront contemporary South Africa.A book entitled A Long Way Home: Migrant Worker Worlds 1800 – 2014 has been published to accompany the exhibition and includes essays by leading local and international academics.Guardian of the exhibitionThe exhibition was curated by Fiona Rankin-Smith, veteran WAM curator and the force behind important exhibitions such as Figuring Faith: Images of Belief in Africa (2005) and Halakasha, the football exhibition mounted to coincide with the 2010 World Cup.For Ngezinyawo – Migrant Journeys, she collaborated with Peter Delius, the history professor and widely published author from Wits University. “South Africa is internationally infamous as the site of a systematic and pervasive system of racial discrimination. What is less well known, though, is how uniquely fundamental migrant labour was to the making of modern South Africa,” Delius explains.Ngezinyawo – Migrant Journeys is on display at the Wits Art Museum until 20 July 2014.last_img read more

A Net-Zero Multifamily Project in Seattle

first_imgIts construction delayed two years by the financial meltdown, zHome, a 10-unit townhouse project in Issaquah, Washington, has finally opened. The near-zero-energy project claims to be the Seattle area’s most energy-efficient and greenest multifamily development, and among the first of its kind on the West Coast.The project is a collaboration between the City of Issaquah and a number of regional partners, including the Built Green residential construction program, King County, Port Blakely Communities, Puget Sound Energy, the Washington State University Extension Energy Program, Seattle builder Matt Howland, and builder-developer Ichijo USA.Steps to zeroThe zHome website describes the project’s construction and expected performance features. Exterior walls are insulated to R-38 and the ceilings to R-60 with expanded polystyrene inside the wall studs and another 3 in. of EPS on the outside. The townhomes are equipped with double-pane fiberglass windows with a U-factor of 0.33, ground-source heat pumps, and heat-recovery ventilators. The development team calculates that, thanks to these features and energy-efficient lighting fixtures and appliances, the townhomes’ average energy use will be reduced by about two-thirds. The remaining one third will be addressed by roof-mounted photovoltaic systems.Tim Walsh, of Ichijo USA, told GBA that the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) scores for the townhomes ranged from zero to minus 12, and Tom Balderston, the project’s performance tester, added that air leakage rates ranged from 2.85 ach50 to 4 ach50, depending on the unit tested.Ten rainwater cisterns, with capacities ranging from 1,000 to 1,800 gallons, will supply water for toilets and laundry, and low-flow fixtures and appliances will help reduce water usage by an estimated 70%. About 78% of the wood used on the project is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and the zHome team also used a lot of recycled, reclaimed, and regional materials.A model for others?The project partners say that a key goal in bringing energy-efficient performance and green construction practices to prominence is to show the process can be cost-effectively replicated in mainstream housing production. To help highlight that possibility, one of the zHome units – the zHome partners call it the Stewardship Center – will be kept off the market for five years and used as a teaching and marketing facility for builders, designers, and students interested in zHome concepts that can be applied to new-home construction and retrofits.The other nine units are for sale, with prices ranging from the low $400,000s to the $600,000s.last_img read more

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 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

Twitter grieves as Nintendo President Reggie FilsAimé retires

first_img my body is readyto cry : (we’ll miss your reggie, you were a really fun dude— Cake (@theycallhimcake) February 21, 2019 reggie: i’m retiring internet:— zach (@conman577) February 21, 2019 I am crying in my uber after watching thisMy body wasn’t readyReggie provided an absolutely immaculate sign offSee you later from one Nintendo fan to another— D1 (@xD1x) February 21, 2019 My body isn’t reggie to say goodbye 🙁— Jacob @ Frostbite 🌙 (@alpharadtv) February 21, 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $399 reggie’s career trajectory is dope. he is the child of Haitian immigrants & was born in the Bronx and joined Nintendo in 2003. In 2006 he became president and COO of NoA, making him a black immigrant leading one of the most significant Japanese company of all time. inspirational!— ً (@hateshaliek) February 21, 2019 Reggie: “As one last announcement as president of Nintendo, I’d like to announce your next Smash Bros DLC fighter.”-Reggie explodes into light and re-emerges on screen in a full karate master outfit-Reggie: “Where did you think I was going?”REGGIE’S READY TO KICK SOME ASS— Coda (@codaanim) February 21, 2019 Reggie is retiring from Nintendo and giving it to a guy who’s last name is Bowser. What a timeline.Thank you Reggie for all you’ve done. Hope you have more time to play Animal Crossing: New Leaf on your Nintendo 3DS.— FamilyJules (@FamilyJules7x) February 21, 2019 New Theory! April Direct that says goodbye to Reggie and hello to Bowser. This will be tied in with an Animal Crossing reveal because Animal Crossing is all about your best friends moving away and new friends moving in.— ChuyPlaysNintendo (@ChuyPlaysNTDO) February 21, 2019 With Reggie’s formal retirement coming, he now has time for other things. He says he’s going to spend time with his family and his friends, but Nintendo fans have other ideas. Like, say, making sure he’s on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Share your voice The fans weren’t exactly ready. You could say something about their bodies not being prepared for Reggie’s departure, perhaps. the nintendo guy being called bowser can’t happen. he’s gotta change his name. the posts are gonna be too bad. nintendo please you can’t allow this— j a c k s o n (@headfallsoff) February 21, 2019 All the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the next phase of his life and career. Great leader, industry partner and friend.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 21, 2019 2 things: 1. WHOAH! Reggie is retiring!?2. Congratulations to Doug Bowser! A man named Bowser is now the boss of Nintendo of America— Jessica Chobot ✨ (@JessicaChobot) February 21, 2019 But perhaps the juiciest idea of all is saying goodbye to one friend and hello to another as they move in… sounds familiar… Something it feels like we never talked about often was the fact that Reggie Fils-Aime was a rare black man leading a major gaming company. This came up briefly in an interview last year, when Walker was asking companies about how they handle crunch.— PLDH (@PLDHnet) February 21, 2019 Reggie’s ascension to president of one of the world’s leading companies as the son of Haitian immigrants was also celebrated across the Twitterverse.  My love of Nintendo games has always been a big driving force in my eventual career path, and Reggie has been a face at Nintendo since I first watched a bootleg vhs of E3 2004 and dreamed of one day reporting on games professionally.— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) February 21, 2019 Gaming Welcome, President Bowser! ( we’ll miss ya, Reggie )— ⋆★✪ SMASHEGA ✪★⋆ (@ShinSmashega) February 21, 2019 Walmart Reggie will be “handing over the controller” to Doug Bowser, who takes up the role of president of Nintendo of America. The appropriateness of Doug’s last name was not lost on anyone, of course. Put Reggie in Smash you cowards!— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) February 21, 2019 Nintendo fans, Reggie has a message for all of you. Please take a look.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 21, 2019 The big names were out in force, saying thanks for all Reggie has done over the past dozen years or so. Last year at E3, I was playing Smash Bros. at Nintendo’s booth and Reggie just sort of came up and grabbed the other controller. He lost, badly, but chuckled and remarked “This is why I need to occasionally come here and practice. I can only embarrass myself in private here.”— Imran Khan (@imranzomg) February 21, 2019center_img Insider footage or Reggie Fils Aime retiring and Doug Bowser becoming the new President of @NintendoAmerica— NicoBBQ 🍗 (@nicobbq) February 21, 2019 Wow. Reggie has been synonymous with Nintendo for a good portion of my lifetime. He shepherded some of the most innovative and wonderful ways to play ever devised. We’re going to miss him. Few have ever kicked ass, taken names, and played games with such authentic audacity.— Jared Petty (@pettycommajared) February 21, 2019 Tags Mentioned Above Nintendo 3DS Super Mario 3D Land Limited Edition Post a comment Can’t believe I’m writing this: Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring from Nintendo. One of our industry’s finest leaders and a dear friend. He’s always believed in me. Thank you Reggie.— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 21, 2019 He even got some warm words from the competition — Sony’s Shawn Layden, and Microsoft’s Phil Spencer and Mike Ybarra wished him well. Reggie Fils-Aimé has been Nintendo of America’s president since 2006.  Bob Riha Jr/Getty Reginald Fils-Aimé, Nintendo of America president and one of the world’s most recognizable video game figureheads, is retiring in April.Not unexpectedly, that’s got the internet a little emotional. Only minutes after the announcement, a flood of gratitude and well wishes swamped Twitter and media outlets. Fils-Aimé has been Nintendo of America’s go-to guy for over a decade, having him front E3 conferences and huge game announcements, endearing him to not just Nintendo fans, but gaming fans the world over.Reggie’s sign-off was delivered in typical Reggie fashion, with a copious amount of Nintendo-themed puns and references to his storied meme history.”For giving me a Mushroom Kingdom full of incredible memories that I will never forget,” he said. “I’ve been honored to be included as part of your family.”Battling through tears and constant sniffling, I also heard him say, “Just as you understand that Nintendo always tries to put smiles on faces… well, you put thousands of smiles on mine.” But I can’t be sure that’s the actual quote because I was wiping my wet cheeks. This will always be true. We’ll miss you, Reggie.— DOOM (@DOOM) February 21, 2019 0 CNET’s Sean Keane contributed to this report. $399 Awww Reggie has always seemed like such a great guy. I’m happy for him 🙏 Who knew 2019 would be the Year of Bowser— Dodger McDoogs (@dexbonus) February 21, 2019 Reggie: my bodyMe: Reggie: is still readyMe:— ☔️🐛katy, rickenluvr (@_inktho) February 21, 2019 Review • Nintendo 3DS See it See It Thanks Reggie for being one of the most genuine people in the industry for many years.— Gabe (@cwgabriel) February 21, 2019 Nintendo 3DS Put Reggie in Smash Bros— Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) February 21, 2019 And Reggie’s career was perfectly summed up by the responses online: He has put in the work. I think it goes to show what a banner career Reggie had with all these trending topics from different moments. Looks like the latest one is taking its place there too!— Chuggaaconroy (@chuggaaconroy) February 21, 2019 Reggie is retiring to become the next DLC fighter in smash.Next conference hes going to tell us hes going on a vacation because he got an invitation he couldnt turn down. Hes then going to hold up the smash letter. Reggie will be SSS tier but banning him is impossible.— Static (@TGStatic) February 21, 2019 Many of you know I am a huge fan of Nintendo (since a kid!). Over the last 15 years Reggie Fils-Aime has done a great job. I’m sad to see him retire, but also happy for him to spend more time with his family. Thank you for great entertainment.— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) February 21, 2019 Reggie, thanks for all the games and your leadership in our industry. We are a better and brighter place for your wisdom and efforts. With appreciation and best wishes from all your friends @PlayStation— Shawn Layden (@ShawnLayden) February 22, 2019 Nintendolast_img read more

FFs to get free healthcare from govt hospitals

first_img.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the ministry of liberation war affairs and the health service division under the ministry of health and family welfare on Sunday at the Secretariat, which will allow freedom fighters to receive medical treatment at all government and specialised hospitals at free and/or minimal cost, reports UNB.During the signing ceremony, health minister Mohammad Nasim said that the government has decided to bear the costs for health treatment of all the freedom fighters, many of whom are suffering from old age complicacies.The MoU states that the liberation war affairs ministry will allocate the funds for the initiative and distribute them to upazila and district health complexes and specialised hospitals in Dhaka.The hospital authorities will then use the funds for the treatment of the freedom fighters.Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Haque said that Tk 15 lakh will initially be distributed to the hospitals on Monday, while the funds will be regularly replenished once the hospital authorities apply for reimbursements.Some of the specialised hospitals include Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital, Shaheed Sheikh Abu Naser Specialised Hospital, Khulna and more.As a result of the MoU, the freedom fighters will receive all sorts of healthcare benefits and facilities from the government hospitals, including complimentary treatment, operation and medicines.Committees will be set up in upazila, district, divisional and Dhaka city/specialised hospital levels to oversee the entire process, which will be led by upazila nirbahi officer (UNO), additional district administrator, additional deputy commissioners and a joint secretary from health services division respectively.Similarly, the funds will be given from the liberation war affairs ministry to the health and family planning officer for upazila level, civil surgeons for district level, hospital director for government hospitals and head of specialised hospitals, so that they can be the designated personnel for such matters.last_img read more

GM Quader new chairman of Jatiya Party

first_imgGM Quader. File PhotoJatiya Party (JaPa) on Thursday announced Golam Muhammad (GM) Quader as the chairman of the party.The party made the decision as its founding chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad, also elder brother of GM Quader, died at the Combined Medical Hospital, Dhaka on 14 July.After the announcement made from the party chairman’s office in city’s Banani, GM Quader said, “There’s no conflict in the Jatiya Party. The party is united.”The party said GM Quader was made chairman unanimously.The new chairman of JaPa also thanked Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina for inquiring about the health of Ershad at the hospital.He also thanked the physicians of CMH and the people of various walks of life for their condolences to the bereaved family members.Also former president of Bangladesh, the military ruler Ershad made his younger brother GM Quader party’s acting chairman on 4 May.A number of senior leaders of the party were not so happy with the decision. They, however, did not enter into any conflict over the matter then.Responding to questions about the next leader of the opposition in parliament, GM Quader said, the decision would be taken by the party’s parliamentary committee.last_img read more