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Closing arguments in murder trial for man accused of killing Tina Fontaine

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first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG – Lawyers are expected to make their final pitches Tuesday in the case of a man accused of killing an Indigenous teenage girl and wrapping her body in a duvet cover before dumping her in Winnipeg’s Red River.Jurors are to hear final arguments at the trial of Raymond Cormier, 56, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the August 2014 slaying of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. Her death reignited calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.The jury has already heard that Tina was raised by her great-aunt on the Sagkeeng First Nation, 120 kilometres north of Winnipeg, but went to the city to visit her mother. It was there that the girl became an exploited youth.Court was told there were no witnesses to Tina’s death and no DNA linking her to the accused. Experts testified they don’t know how she died.Crown prosecutors said the teen was killed and dumped in the river by Cormier, who had sex with her and found out she was a minor.The Crown presented audio recordings from a six-month undercover investigation in 2015 during which police bugged Cormier’s apartment.Audio recordings captured him, often mumbling and stuttering, telling multiple people he was attracted to Tina and had sex with her.In one recording, Cormier was heard telling a woman that he would make a bet that Tina was killed because “I found out she was 15 years old.”In another, Cormier was heard arguing with a woman and saying that there was a little girl in a “grave someplace screaming at the top of her lungs for me to finish the job. And guess what? I finished the job.”In conversations with an undercover officer who moved onto the same floor where Cormier lived, the accused said there were “three rules to crime: deny, deny deny.”The defence, which closed its case without presenting any evidence, told court the recordings could have been misheard and the transcripts could have errors.It’s expected jurors will begin deliberating on Wednesday after instructions from Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal.last_img read more

The creation of a “War Room” Key to Success in the…

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first_imgWashington DC — Morocco needs a new powerful framework to overcome recent public relations setbacks in its never ending cold war with Algeria over the “Western Sahara.”The time is ripe for Rabat to engage the underlying political and diplomatic preconceptions that led to a patchy Sahara policy. The key to a viable strategy in the Southern provinces rests with the creation of a “war room” that would incorporate different intelligence agencies and all Ministries, including Interior and foreign affairs, involved in implementing policies in the Sahara.  Recent events point to the need for a national strategy to merge domestic, international and economic assessments of the situation in the Sahara into one single vision. Time and time again, domestic and social episodes turned into international incidents. A high level interposition among the competing security and political entities will streamline the “Sahara policy” creating comprehensive international strategies and positive local dynamics.  One of the most favorable outcomes of the creation of a “war room” will be the removal of the long-running impediments to a complementary multifaceted strategy in the Southern provinces. Improving the lives of the average Sahrawi is as important as reinforcing the political and diplomatic efforts on the international scene. In creating a sustained income stream for the population based on a strong self-sustained local economy, Morocco will earn international recognition. Events such as Javier Bardem’s showing of an anti-Moroccan movie in Paris, violence during United Nations envoy visits to the Sahara or the upcoming Pro-Algeria activist Haider stay in Washington underscore the need to tighten and streamline Morocco’s response to the Algerian provocations.A decision by a local Interior Minister official in the Sahara could carry several implications on the international scene. As such, close and coordinated efforts between all parties involved in the decision making process in the Provinces is critical to a successful implementation of the “Local Autonomy Plan for the Sahara.” As Rabat casts local autonomy, and not independence, as the only viable resolution to the conflict, Moroccan politicians and officials must elucidate and expound the details of the Moroccan Proposal. Some Parliamentarians and political figures’ lack of knowledge about the aspects of this crucial dossier is shameful. Dumping millions of dollars into lobbying efforts spins attitudes at the international level but doesn’t influence attitudes at the local Saharan level, if only because it gives the impression that Morocco is consolidating its positions. The fact remains, however, pro-Algeria elements are still active in Laayoune while Moroccan diplomats struggle  to expose Polisario’s human rights abuses in the Tindouf Camps.Morocco needs to appeal to a rising Sahrawi youth that doesn’t remember the Sahara war and holds very different expectations from government and politicians than their fathers and grandfathers did. To succeed in winning the hearts and minds of all the Sahrawis, Moroccan authorities should rethink some aspects of their Sahara strategy. Unified and sustained security, economic and foreign policies could be the avenue to a successful implementation of the Local Autonomy Plan for the Sahara.  Concluding that the diplomatic-lobbying efforts to influence international attitudes are more important than local domestic policies is an oversimplification; in fact, small, targeted assistance programs for young Sahrawi may have more impact on the image of Morocco’s management style in the Sahara. Adopting the two strategies thru the creation of a “war room” would be a plus.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

UN human rights office concerned about killing of journalists in Mexico

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In the past month alone, four journalists have been killed for their reporting on organized crime. The most recent killing occurred last Saturday, when the body of María Elizabeth Macías, editor of a Nuevo Laredo newspaper, was found decapitated with a handwritten message linking her murder to her postings on Internet-based social networks.During a news conference in Geneva, Rupert Colville, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), condemned the killings and said they illustrated the “the exceptionally vulnerable situation of journalists in particular, as well as the deteriorating situation of freedom of expression in the country.”According to the non-governmental organization (NGO) Reporters without Borders, 80 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000, making it one of the most dangerous countries to exercise freedom of expression. The situation for civilians has also worsened as gruesome killings continue to take place in the country. On 13 September a man and a woman were found dead, hanging from an overpass in Nuevo Laredo with a handwritten message saying “this is what will happen to Internet users.”“It is clear that such killings are designed to send a chilling message to silence reports on drug gang violence and to challenge campaigns led by the authorities to promote anonymous reporting of criminal activities,” Mr. Colville said.Other killings that took place this month include 23 men and 12 women, whose tortured bodies were found in two abandoned trucks in Veracruz City, and the finding of five severed heads inside a bag alongside boards with messages in Acapulco.“We understand the challenge the Mexican Government is facing in its fight against rising violence. However, we are also extremely concerned at the prevalent impunity regarding these killings, and the many other similar crimes committed in recent years,” Mr. Colville said.“We are particularly concerned that some of these crimes appear to have been committed with the cooperation or acquiescence of state agents,” he added.OHCHR called for investigations into the killings, reminding Mexican authorities of their obligation to protect citizens from threats to the right to life, security, and freedom of expression. 30 September 2011The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern over the increase in the number of killings of journalists in Mexico this year, and urged the country’s authorities to launch immediate investigations to punish the perpetrators. read more

Seattle Seahawks Cut Antoine Winfield

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Antoine Winfield won’t be playing cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks for the 2013/2014 football season. Winfield  won’t make it onto the field and will be among Seattle’s cuts on Saturday, as the team slims its roster down to 53 players by the 6 p.m. ET deadline.Considered one of the NFL’s better run-stoppers, it has been reported that Seattle might attempt to shop Winfield before releasing him. A team interested in padding their roster with the 36-year-old former pro bowler  might listen, but Winfield is primarily a nickel-type at this stage in his career.The release of Winfield suggests that the Seahawks are committed to Jeremy Lane and Walter Thurmond lll in the cornerback position. read more

Jimmy Osmond suffers stroke on stage in pantomine

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Jimmy Osmond as Captain Hook  Jimmy Osmond as Captain Hook Credit:Simon Hadley Birmingham Hippodrome’s artistic director and chief executive Fiona Allan said: “Everyone here at Birmingham Hippodrome has been deeply saddened to hear of Jimmy’s sudden illness.”Jimmy loved being a part of the Hippodrome’s well-renowned panto, and his portrayal of Captain Hook was both dastardly and heartwarming. He won the adoration not just of our audiences, but also of all our staff – we all send Jimmy and his family very best wishes for a speedy recovery.” Osmondis the youngest member of the sibling musical group the Osmonds. Jimmy Osmond suffered a stroke whilst starring as Captain Hook in a pantomime – but managed to finish the show.The 55-year-old entertainer was rushed to hospital after appearing in Peter Pan at the  Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday.A spokesperson said he had completed the performance and signed autographs for fans before being taken for treatment.Osmond is now taking time out to recover and will not return to the production, the spokesperson said.A statement published on the venue’s website said: “On the evening of Thursday December 27th after pushing through the evening’s performance of Peter Pan at Birmingham Hippodrome, Jimmy Osmond was driven straight to hospital and diagnosed with a stroke. He is grateful for all the well wishes and will be taking time out in the new year.”The part is being covered by Osmond’s understudy Luke Redford and Darren Day will take over from later this week. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Doom was great now its time to get excited about Quake Champions

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first_imgDoom had a Quake-esque multiplayer mode that was fun in its own right, but it is nice to have the real deal coming our way. First-person shooters have become somewhat stale in the last few years, so it is refreshing to see Bethesda dropping all of the excess baggage that the genre has picked up over the years and go back to basics. The more FPS games with rocket jumping and circle strafing out there, the better.Expect more news on Quake Champions in the following months. <> During its E3 2016 press conference, Bethesda announced a brand-new entry in the classic Quake franchise. Quake Champions will be a competitive online shooter that hearkens back to the series’ glory days. The first trailer for the game featured familiar characters showing off some of their skills. Yesterday during QuakeCon, we were treated to a brand-new trailer as well as some more information about the game.Quake Champions will very much be an old-school first person shooter. During the QuakeCon keynote presentation, Quake Champions studio director, Tim Willits, said: “No loadouts, no limit to the amount of guns you can carry. Time the weapon pickups, or kill your opponents. That’s how you get weapons in a Quake game.”Though Quake Champions will play like a classic shooter, it is still very much a modern game. One of Bethesda’s goals for the title is to make it an “eSports powerhouse.” There will be leagues, tournaments, and more. The game’s very first public exhibition will be held this Saturday during the QuakeCon Finals Party, with a select group of competitive gamers facing off against one another to give us a taste of what to expect from the game.There will be a closed beta for Quake Champions sometime in 2017. This beta will run at 120hz with unlocked frames. This may sound a ambitious, but considering how Quake Champions is a PC-only title, the game should be able to run as silky smooth as Bethesda wants it to, provided players have a powerful enough system.last_img read more

Patrick Kluivert reveals his son is Barcelonabound

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first_imgFC Barcelona legend Patrick Kluivert, confessed that he would love it if his son Patrick could someday play for the Catalan club as he did.We have already written articles about Patrick Kluivert’s son, Justin, about his impressive talent and how it could someday fit in a club like FC Barcelona.The AS Roma young player who obviously looks up to his dad, recently started his career at Ajax and his progression has been mercurial, to the point where the Italian club saw his potential and they didn’t hesitate to sign him.Justin has already scored his first Champions League goal in AS Roma’s 5-0 victory over Viktoria Plzen a few weeks ago, which is just another step towards his ultimate goal to become a world-class player.The quality is in his blood and his father is already quite proud when he talks about the impression that he is making in European football at such a young age, but Justin’s real intentions weren’t actually public until his father spoke to La Liga Lowdown during an interview and revealed that he talks about someday following his footsteps into the Catalan club.It will obviously be a very difficult road ahead, young Kluivert will obviously have to develop his skills in Serie A to a point where FC Barcelona can gain more interest in signing him for the future.“They are 2 very good players who could fit very well into the team at Barcelona…” 👇But just who is @PatrickKluivert talking about? 🤔 Find out in Part 1️⃣ of his EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW 👥 with us here:https://t.co/0fHixkTbTcWatch, enjoy, subscribe, share! 😀#LLL🧡🇪🇸⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Ud9Pr7IaAf— La Liga Lowdown 🧡🇪🇸⚽️ (@LaLigaLowdown) October 26, 2018When listening to the interview that Patrick Kluivert offered, it is quite evident that his son’s greatest dream is to someday wear the FC Barcelona shirt and get to score goals with the same uniform that made his father a world-class superstar.“Of course [Justin] would love to play for Barcelona one day,” the 42-year-old Cameroon assistant coach told La Liga Lowdown.“He expressed in the press his goal is to play for Barcelona. He’s fitting in quite well at AS Roma. He’s in a young team with experienced and non-experienced players.”Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“I think he needs to begin to play a lot more matches, make a lot of kilometers, and I hope at the end of the day he can sign for Barcelona because that’s also my dream, of course.”“If you see your son following in your footsteps, that’s a great feeling. If he played for Barcelona one day, I think I would be a lot more nervous than he would because he is quite down to earth and he can handle a lot of pressure.”“For a father who can do nothing from the stands but just look at your son on the pitch that you always played would be strange, but also a grateful feeling,” he concluded.Further analyzing Justin Kluivert’s characteristics as a player, we can already tell you that he has a very different set of skills than his father had as a player.Patrick was a more traditional type of forward, the very familiar tall center-forward who always acted as a perfect provider of spaces for his more skilled teammates and was always hunting for that perfect cross to strike the ball from inside the box.Justin’s trades are very different, this is one of those wingers who have mad skills with the ball at their feet and fits a lot more with that long line of Dutch wingers such as Arjen Robben, Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens, or Marc Overmars.This player has the potential to one day fill that empty space that players like Neymar or Lionel Messi will leave open for the new generation, obviously saving any kind of comparison with this assessment.The future seems bright for young Justin and with his father’s guidance, we are confident that he will reach a level that may be good enough for someday wear the FC Barcelona jersey and make his father proud.Justin Kluivert has all the tools to be a successful player in the Serie A. Roma are completing an incredible signing. pic.twitter.com/CMVUIiqFCb— EiF Video (@EiF_Highlights) June 13, 2018How long do you think it will take Justin Kluivert to play for FC Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

NASA citizen scientist discovers first ancient dead star with peculiar rings

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first_img Comment Share your voice Sci-Tech Today’s NASA Mars weather report: It’s freakin’ cold Trump’s Space Force is coming, but not as originally planned Yes, this is a real view of the ISS transiting the moon 17 Photos Tags Intriguingly, the fate of this planetary system may foreshadow what’s to come for the Earth. Eventually, our sun will expand into a “red giant,” swallowing Mercury and Venus (maybe even Earth) whole like The Blob rolling across small-town America. That event would tidy up the inner solar system like a cosmic Marie Kondo, and then see the star collapse into a white dwarf, its gravity dissipate and the planets at the edge of the system drift away.NASA and collaborating science and educational institutions launched Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 in February 2017 as a citizen scientist project that uses data from WISE to search for the supposed planet hiding at the edge of our solar system. Over 150,000 participants eyeball thousands of images generated by WISE to look for any anomalies that might pop up. The project has already reaped many rewards, with a brown dwarf, a type of “failed star,” discovered only six days after the project began and over a thousand similar objects discovered since. center_img More from space NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Scott Wiessinger A citizen scientist working with NASA has detected an old, cold dying star that may provide a window into the fate of our own solar system billions of years from now.Melina Thévenot, a citizen scientist from Germany, detected an anomaly while searching through data collected by the European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft. At first, she believed it was bad data, but when she looked at the source in the images from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, she decided the data might be valuable and handed it over to the team working on the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen scientist project.The leads on that project decided to follow up on the finding, re-positioning the Keck II telescope in Hawaii to take a deeper look. With their new set of eyes focused on the tiny spot in the sky, Keck II confirmed the blip wasn’t bad data — it was the oldest, coldest white dwarf we’ve ever spotted — and it is circled by a peculiar set of dusty rings. The discovery appears Tuesday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.  “This white dwarf is so old that whatever process is feeding material into its rings must operate on billion-year timescales,” said John Debes, an astronomer and lead author on the study. “This star is really challenging our assumptions of how planetary systems evolve.” Dubbed J0207 (or LSPM J0207+3331 for the purists), the newly discovered dead star is about the size of the Earth and located around 145 light-years from our home planet. The team believes the dead star has two disks of dusty material, the first known white dwarf to host such a weird phenomenon. Generally, dusty disks form around these bodies when asteroids or comets are flung into the gravitational pull of a the star. As they approach, the dead star’s gravity begins to tear them apart, breaking them up into pieces that constantly orbit the body. Weirdly, white dwarfs this old generally don’t maintain their dusty disks — all the material slowly falls into the star. That’s puzzled researchers, but follow-up missions may resolve the conundrum.”What makes this new white dwarf so interesting is that it’s much older than the typical dusty white dwarf,” said Debes. “That is hard to explain with our current models of how asteroids get kicked into inner white dwarf systems, but somehow Nature knows how to do it.”    1 NASA NASA Opportunity rover witnessed the wild side of Marslast_img read more

Jeff King takes Iditarod lead mushing toward Ruby

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first_imgFour-time Iditarod champion Jeff King. (Alaska Public Media photo)Denali musher Jeff King, so far, is the lone musher to push through Cripple toward the Ruby.The 4-time Iditarod champion spent four hours in the Cripple checkpoint, before heading down the trail at 3:05 a.m. today.Six mushers remain in Cripple, including reigning champion Dallas Seavey, Noah Burmeister, Robert Sorlie and John Baker.Seavey was first into the checkpoint at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday.Over a dozen mushers are on the trail between Ophir and Cripple, including Brent Sass, Aliy Zirkle, Hugh Neff and Mitch Seavey – all of whom have taken their mandatory 24-hour layovers.last_img read more

Nirmala Sitharaman visits Shashi Tharoor in hospital Congress MP calls it rare

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first_imgTwitter/Shashi TharoorDefense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday after the Congress leader was hospitalised after injuring his head during a temple ceremony.Saying that “civility was a rare virtue in politics”, Tharoor thanked Sithramaran in a tweet for visiting him in the hospital and enquiring about his health. Sitharaman is currently in Kerala campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which will be held in a single phase on April 23. Tharoor’s rival LDF leader C Divakaran had also called him up on Tuesday morning to express concern for his well-being. The latter tweeted thanking him for his concerns. Tharoor will be defending the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat against Divakaran. Twitter/Shashi TharoorTharoor was injured when he was taking part in a Thulabharam ritual at the Gandhari Amman Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. This ritual expects a person to sit on one plate of a balance and banana will be weighed against him on the other plate till it reaches the person’s weight. Tharoor hurt himself when the balance broke and fell on his head. It required six stitches.last_img read more

Catalan leader threatens independence

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first_imgPeople sit on Plaza Catalunya square in Barcelona waiting for polls results after the closing of polling stations on 1 October, 2017.Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont said the region won the right to break away from Spain, with his government claiming on Monday that 90 percent of voters backed independence in a banned referendum marred by clashes.However Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared the Sunday plebiscite had been blocked, saying “today there has not been a self-determination referendum in Catalonia,” a region deeply divided over independence.Further adding to tensions, unions and Catalan associations called a region-wide strike for Tuesday due to “the grave violation of rights and freedoms,” urging people to take to the streets in Catalonia, a major engine for Spanish growth.At least 92 people were confirmed injured out of a total of 844 who needed medical attention, Catalan authorities said, as police cracked down on a vote Spain’s central government branded a “farce”.The interior ministry said 33 police required treatment as a result of the clashes.The violence raised alarm abroad and further heightened tensions between Rajoy’s government and the authorities in Catalonia in the worst political crisis in Spain in decades.Rajoy called the vote a process that “only served to sow division, push citizens to confrontation and the streets to revolt”, but left the door potentially open to negotiations on greater autonomy for the region.The referendum was organised under the threat of reprisals and criminal charges but thousands of Catalans stood in defiance of the central government crying “Votarem” — “We will vote”.Puigdemont, who governs Catalonia, said in an address after polls closed: “With this day of hope and suffering, the citizens of Catalonia have won the right to an independent state in the form of a republic.”He urged the European Union to stop looking “the other way” following the police crackdown.In a press briefing, regional government spokesman Jordi Turull said 2.02 million Catalans voted for independence, or a 42.3 percent turnout.He said that represented “90 percent” of the votes cast, while 7.8 percent said “no” to the question: “Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?”A further two percent cast a blank vote, he added, and 0.5 percent of ballots were void.- Camped inside overnight -From early in the day, helmeted police armed with batons moved in en masse to seal off polling stations and seize ballot boxes, sparking clashes.Videos posted on social media showed police dragging voters from polling stations by their hair, throwing people down stairs and attacking Catalan firefighters who were protecting polling stations.”They took the ballot boxes by force… and they literally yanked them from us as we continued to sing ‘Els Segadors’, the Catalan hymn, and shouting ‘long live democracy’,” said Marc Carrasco, in charge at one Barcelona polling station.The referendum law foresees a declaration of independence soon after a “Yes” vote but it remains unclear if the regional government will actually do so.Even before the vote, judicial officials ordered police to seize ballot papers, detain key organisers and shut down websites promoting the referendum after Madrid and the courts deemed it unconstitutional.Thousands of people had gathered outside polling stations before dawn, joining those who had spent the night camped inside to ensure they would be open on the day.In central Barcelona, riot police charged at demonstrators who were sitting on the ground at a polling station, and fired rubber bullets, witnesses said.- ‘Unjustified violence’ -Riot police also stormed a polling station near Girona, smashing the glass doors of the sports centre where Puigdemont was due to vote and cutting a chain to force their way in.But the regional government said Puigdemont had managed to vote anyway in nearby Cornella del Terri.The crackdown drew a sharp rebuke from Catalan leaders and others including Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party.The trouble caused Barcelona football club to play its La Liga tie against Las Palmas behind closed doors after the Spanish league refused to postpone the match.But in several areas, voting was peaceful.Under a sea of umbrellas outside a school in Barcelona, a crowd gathered, among them elderly people in wheelchairs, families with buggies and parents clutching toddlers by the hand.With no police in sight, they were able to cast their ballots, prompting scenes of jubilation.”I’ve voted! I’ve voted,” one man shouted.”That’s the great hope, to be able to vote freely like this despite the problems we’ve faced, I’m very happy. I can die peacefully,” added Jose Mas Ribas, 79.- Overtaxed, underfunded -Although Catalans are divided over independence, most want to vote on the matter in a legal and binding plebiscite.Although Catalonia already has significant control over education, healthcare and welfare, the region says it pays more in taxes than it receives from Madrid.This has sparked resentment which has been further exacerbated by Spain’s economic woes and helped push the secessionist cause.last_img read more

Doom 64 Rumored To Be Headed To PC And PlayStation 4

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first_imgA 22-Year AbsencePEGI has rated DOOM 64 for PS4 and PC. This was in addition to ratings of DOOM (1993) and DOOM II (Classic). There’s no DOOM 3 rating. pic.twitter.com/5CtEBtV61X — Gematsu (@gematsucom) July 26, 2019The image shows that Doom 64 for the PC and PlayStation 4 was supposed to be released on July 26. However, gamers received new releases of Doom, Doom II, and Doom III instead of a port of the 1997 console shooter.It’s possible that PEGI may have simply made a mistake in putting the new rating. Some game journalists pointed out that the description for Doom 64 did not match any of those found in previous advertising or box art. It did resemble a line on the video game’s manual.Doom fanatics have been clamoring for a port of Doom 64 for the PC since it was first released for the Nintendo 64 some 22 years ago.Attempts at releasing an official PC release of the game may have been stifled because of licensing issues, especially since it was published by Midway and not id Software. Players over the years have noticed that Doom 64 had its own set of unique demons and that the game practically played differently from earlier iterations.Doom 64’s Classic AppealIt’s still unclear whether the recent PEGI rating was just a posting gaffe on the part of the website, but the news about a potential Doom 64 port was enough to send people over the internet to get excited. Many gamers still consider the N64 game one of the best versions of the title ever to be released on any console.In December, game tech and hardware reviewer Digital Foundry took a crack at some of the Doom titles published for different platforms over the years to find out which game still holds out in today’s gaming climate.John Linneman, a staff writer for Digital Foundry, called Doom 64 “one of the finest technological achievements” for the Nintendo 64.He pointed to the fluidity of the Doom port on N64, tapping into the console’s signature technology. The N64 was able to provide bilinear texture filtering and even added special effects to the game such as moving skies, higher color depth, fog, and advanced lighting.Linneman also noted that the game featured newer and better-looking maps that were specially created for the N64 port.Overall, Linneman said Doom 64 stands out from other ports of the game as a “full-on hardware-accelerated sequel to Doom II”, and a must-buy for fans of the title.A PC-version of Doom 64 might not have panned out this month as many gamers had hoped, but there’s still plenty of demon-hunting goodness to be played. Bethesda has just released the first three Doom games for different platforms, and there’s also the upcoming Doom Eternal is just on the horizon. TAG Doom, Doom 64, pc games, PEGI DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. All Close “Doom 64” fans spotted a new PEGI rating featuring an upcoming PC and PS4 port of the classic first-person shooter. Rumors of a possible re-release of the N64 game was enough to set the internet on fire.  ( Doom 64 | IMDb ) Fans of the classic first-person-shooter Doom might be in for a big surprise as Doom 64 could finally make its debut on the PC.Eagle-eyed gamers noticed last Friday that a new rating on the Pan European Game Information (PEGI) website listed Doom 64 as an upcoming title for the PC and PlayStation 4. The entry was said to be made in addition to ratings for Doom and Doom II.While PEGI has since taken down the rating, Japanese video game news website Gematsu was able to get a screengrab of it and shared it on Twitter. Ads by Amazon Search Ads by Amazon Bestseller AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatcheslast_img read more

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and MAX Exchange Pair Up

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first_img Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Georgia Jumbo Residential Mortgages Mortgage Trading Platform New York 2015-04-13 Scott_Morgan in Headlines, News, Origination The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York this week announced that it will partner with Atlanta-based mortgage clearing house Mortgage Asset Exchange (MAX Exchange) to launch a pilot program that will allow certain FHLBNY members to sell conforming and jumbo residential whole loan mortgages on an open exchange platform.The deal with MAX Exchange, a multi-seller to multi-buyer exchange and clearing house for residential mortgage loans, introduces a peer-to-peer mortgage trading platform to FHLBNY’s network of 12 regional banks that serve 340 financial institutions in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The pilot program will include a limited number of pre-approved traditional secondary mortgage investors as buyers and a limited number of qualified FHLBNY members as both sellers and buyers.”Our mission,” said FHLBNY president and CEO Jose Gonzalez, “includes helping to improve our members’ capacity to serve their markets.” Gonzalez went on to say that in partnering with MAX, the bank will be able to “provide responsible local lenders with easy secondary mortgage market access and better execution.”Tom Pearce, president and CEO of MAX Exchange, said that the standardization and transparency provided by his company will “level the playing field for buyers and sellers of all sizes in the secondary mortgage market.”The MAX Exchange is an independent market utility that provides an open exchange platform for buying and selling mortgage loans and includes secondary market settlement with objective loan reviews, life-of-loan surveillance, and a fair and efficient dispute resolution process to protect both buyers and sellers, according to a joint statement by MAX and FHLBNY. The aim of the exchange is to reduce transaction costs and provide buyers and sellers with a single pipeline through which they can trade with many qualified counterparties, something FHLBNY is hoping to extend to its preferred customers. Sharecenter_img Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and MAX Exchange Pair Up to Expand Mortgage Services April 13, 2015 653 Views last_img read more

Honoring Industry Achievements and Military Veterans

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first_imgHonoring Industry Achievements and Military Veterans in Daily Dose, Featured, News September 17, 2018 614 Views Ali Haralson, Chief Business Development Officer, Auction.com presented a check to Brig Gen (ret) John I. Pray, Jr., president and CEO of Operation HomefrontThe Five Star Conference’s annual Keys for Life reception on Monday saw Five Star’s Lifetime Achievement award bestowed upon two recipients: the late Robert Klein of Safeguard Properties who was posthumously recognized for his contributions to the industry and Caliber Home Loans’ Marion McDougall.An industry veteran with more than 25 years of financial services experience in the U.S. and internationally, McDougall has worked in mortgage and retail banking with a particular emphasis on mortgage servicing, business development, and post-closing. She currently serves as EVP, Chief Loan Administration Officer for Caliber Home Loans.While accepting the award, McDougall said that the industry had come a long way, battling the cyclical nature of the housing and mortgage business as well as the regulatory changes and pressure. “I challenge us all to continue to think outside of the box, and about our industry from the perspective of our customers not only from a compliance perspective,” she told the audience.McDougall said that it was interesting to see how many of the technological advances that were envisioned 18 years ago had been realized today. “It is even more interesting, however, how many opportunities the technologies present that the mortgage industry has not yet taken advantage of,” she said. “We must continue to act like mortgage bankers and innovate by leveraging the ever-expanding toolkit available to us.”Robert Klein (1953-2018), founded Safeguard Properties in 1990 and built it into the largest national mortgage field services company in the U.S. After stepping down as CEO in 2010, Klein’s ingenuity continued with the creation of Community Blight Solutions, a company focused on eliminating urban blight. Klein was also Founder and Chairman of SecureView and RIK Enterprises.Receiving the award on behalf of Klein’s family and Safeguard Properties, Alan Jaffa, CEO Safeguard Properties and Klein’s son-in-law said that Klein was an integral part of making the industry what it is today. “Robert was always the first to step in and tackle the issues head-on. He brought the industry together to open up the dialogue, which often led to significant change. He pushed the industry to be different and better every day,” Jaffa said. “Along the way, Robert wasn’t worried about the financial impact of these changes. He would take the loss because he was more concerned about doing what was right–for the property and the community.”The Keys for Life event was capped by the annual tradition that gives it its name: the presentation of mortgage-free homes to five United States military veterans and their families, courtesy of JPMorgan Chase, Auction.com, and Operation Homefront. Acknowledging the commitment of the sponsors to this initiative, Ed Delgado, President, and CEO of the Five Star Institute said that JPMorgan Chase would be gifting their 1,000th mortgage-free home to a veteran in November, and that gift was facilitated by Operation Homefront.“This is the eighth year that the Five Star Institute has had the privilege of facilitating the presentation of mortgage-free homes to veterans,” Delgado said. “Every time I have the privilege of speaking with a veteran, I’m struck by the measure of commitment that enables these brave men and women to dedicate their lives to the service of protecting our nation. They deserve our deepest gratitude and respect.”Recognizing Operation Homefront’s initiatives to help veterans and their families transition successfully to their local communities, Ali Haralson, Chief Business Development Officer, Auction.com presented a check of $50,000 to the organization. This is the seventh check of this denomination that Operation Homefront has received from the real estate auction company.“At Operation Homefront, our mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities that they’ve worked so hard to protect,” said Brig Gen (ret) John I. Pray, Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “The good news is we offer a variety of impactful programs that allow us to accomplish our important work.” One such program is the Homes on the Homefront program through which the organization awards mortgage-free homes. “At the Five Star Conference’s Keys For Life reception, we have an opportunity to award homes to a very special and deserving group of our fellow citizens who have done so much for all of us,” Pray said. “This year, five amazing military families will receive homes that will help them transition successfully to their local communities.”This year’s Military Hero Home Recipients included Army Specialist Ricky Dibble, from Grand Blanc, Michigan; Marine Staff Sergeant Oscar Gutierrez, from Darrien, Illinois; Army Specialist Hicham Ouafi, from Middletown, New York; Army Sergeant Edward Poe, from Smithfield, North Carolina; and Army Sergeant Tamarra Stewart, Belcamp, Maryland.The evening ended with a soulful concert by American singer, songwriter, actress and author, LeAnn Rimes, but before that the audience bid with gusto for five guitars signed by the artiste, the proceeds of which will go to Operation Homefront’s initiatives for veterans.center_img Award Five Star Conference Keys for Life mortgage veterans 2018-09-17 Radhika Ojha Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Losing Calais Campbell in free agency was a huge, if not expected offseason development for the Arizona Cardinals. The mammoth 6-foot-8 defensive lineman was a stalwart on the Arizona line for nine seasons and had one of his best years in 2016, racking up eight sacks to go along with an interception, three fumble recoveries and his first professional touchdown.He signed a big-money deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March, one that will pay him $60 million over four years with half of that figure guaranteed. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact USA Today’s Nate Davis ranked all 32 NFL defensive lines and had the Cardinals 30th, largely due to Campbell’s departure.After making one tackle as a rookie, Robert Nkemdiche, a first-round pick in 2016, has the unenviable task of replacing Calais Campbell for an otherwise pedestrian bunch.Nkemdiche and 2015 fourth-round pick Rodney Gunter were both drafted to help offset the expected loss of Campbell in free agency. Nkemdiche only played 89 snaps in his rookie season, while Gunter had 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks while playing in a rotation for defensive coordinator James Bettcher.The Cardinals didn’t draft a defensive lineman this offseason, nor did they sign one in free agency — a sign that they’re confident in their depth at the position. Corey Peters, Ed Stinson, Xavier Williams, Josh Mauro, Frostee Rucker and Olsen Pierre will all see playing time in 2017 as returning players.Davis ranked the Los Angeles Chargers’ line as the best in the league, while only the Washington Redskins and Indianapolis Colts came in lower than the Cardinals. Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (90) breaks free past Denver Broncos offensive tackle Lars Hanson (78) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 6 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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