New Delhi: With his team placed comfortably at the second spot in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting believes that keeping the faith in his players has helped the team in finding the form at this crucial juncture of the competition. The 44-year-old Australian said: “There have been questions asked about where we should have dropped certain players in some matches, but I believe that when you have talented players in your squad, you just keep backing them. You know that we have players who can turn it around quite quickly as it takes just one innings or match to get going in a tournament like this.” Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh He added: “In the first phase of the tournament, players like Rishabh (Pant) might have had certain thoughts around his mind about the World Cup selection, but to be honest, that 78* in the first match against Mumbai was what got us the win. “I’m glad he found the form again against RR, and what you want from players like him in such a tournament is that they win you three or four matches each throughout the season, and he has certainly won two games for us so far, and if he remains in form, he can get a couple of more wins.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Delhi Capitals sit second on the points table with a tally of 14 points from their 11 matches, which include seven wins and four losses. But Ponting believes that his team is in good form and is peaking at the right time. He said: “We have won the last four out of our five matches, and with three more matches to go, I feel we are going in the right direction. I am happy that the team is peaking at the right time, with better communication amongst the group.” Asked which victory he enjoyed the most, Ponting said that the away win against Hyderabad by 39 runs was the sweetest in terms of turning it around from a losing situation. “I really liked the Hyderabad win because we didn’t do much right in that match but still found a way to win. It was more the way we fought back, probably after their batting powerplay, they batted second and they were 60-0, and the game was starting to slip away but there were some really good signs in that game from our side. “The moments when we have been under pressure the most, that is when we have started to fight, and fight under pressure, and one thing that I’ve tried to say to the boys is that we do not lose the match until the last ball is bowled. “We saw that in our last match against Rajasthan as well. We fought our way back into the match and then registered the win. But out of the seven matches that we have won, I think the Hyderabad win has been the most satisfying,” he added. After the conclusion of a couple of days’ rest, the Delhi Capitals’ squad will re-group on Friday at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to prepare for their upcoming match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday.
New Delhi – Morocco and India need to work together to fight terrorism and promote their economic relations, Secretary (East) in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Anil Wadhwa, said.“It is important for India and Morocco to work together to evolve stronger cooperation in the field of counter terrorism and intelligence in order to develop an efficient mechanism in real time exchange of information and also to staunch the flow of terror finance,” Wadhwa said at a roundtable on ‘India and Morocco: Imperatives of Cooperation’, organized Saturday by the Society for Policy Studies in collaboration with Morocco’s embassy in New Delhi.Underlining that “Morocco and India need to fight terror through not just bilateral but also regional and international cooperation,” he called for the establishment of a multidimensional partnership between Morocco and India to contribute to strengthening security and stability in the Maghreb region and Sahel, and through “emphasizing the values of plurality, diversity, religious tolerance and moderation – values both India and Morocco subscribe to.” The Indian official, who visited the Kingdom last December, hailed, in this regard, Morocco’s efforts in the promotion of tolerance and moderation values, as well as its strong commitment to the training of imams from different countries of the region.Mr. Wadhwa also said Morocco and India can move forward to take advantage of the potential of cooperation between the two friendly countries, recalling in this respect that the volume of trade increased from 361 million dollars in 2000 to over 2 billion dollars in 2011 before declining to 1.4 billion in 2013, due to the impact of the global economic crisis.He also called upon Moroccan businessmen to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the rapid economic growth in India, a country open to foreign investment.
Addressing a meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Ms. Migiro called the Monitoring and Tracking Mechanism for the Strategic Framework for Peacebuilding in Burundi “a practical and powerful tool to ensure dialogue and enhanced coordination between key stakeholders.“And it will help to ensure accountability of the actors engaged in supporting Burundi in its efforts to stay on the path to secure peace and sustainable development,” she told the gathering at UN Headquarters in New York. Burundi is one of two countries – along with Sierra Leone – on the agenda of the Commission, set up a year ago to help countries emerging from conflict avoid the slide back into war. The Mechanism, the first of its kind, paves the way for a “principled and active partnership” between countries under consideration by the Commission, the entire UN system and the larger international community, she said. Noting that Burundi still faces a number of challenges in its efforts to consolidate peace, including good governance, security sector reform and socio-economic recovery, Ms. Migiro said the adoption of the Mechanism is a critical step for the country and its people, as well as for the work of the Commission.“I believe that the framework and monitoring mechanism you have jointly agreed with the Government and other stakeholders in Burundi will strengthen the long-term international support and engagement Burundi needs.” 5 December 2007Applauding Burundi on its commitment to peace after more than a decade of armed conflict, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today welcomed the adoption of a new tool that will strengthen the partnership between the United Nations, the West African country and its international partners.
Growing number of Ontario municipalities oppose sale of Hydro One by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 28, 2015 9:37 am MDT Last Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Municipal politicians opposed to the Ontario government’s plans to sell Hydro One said Monday that the issue is hurting federal Liberals on the campaign trail, and will come back to haunt the provincial party as well.More than one third of Ontario’s municipalities, 165 so far, have passed resolutions opposing the Liberal’s plans to sell the giant electricity transmission utility, with many complaining they were not consulted.“This is a government that loves to consult, and I think that’s been one of the biggest criticisms over the years, of consulting municipalities to death,” said Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley.“They engage us in consultation on speed limits, clothes lines, on pit bulls, but on the big issue that impacts on our communities economically — and I would make the case eventually socially — they failed to let us have our voice.”Federal Liberal candidates knocking on doors for the Oct. 19 election are hearing about the planned sale, “and not in a good way,” added Bradley.“It is a handicap for the Liberal candidates,” he said. “Northern Ontario has made it very clear they don’t support this, and southwestern Ontario doesn’t support this, but we’re not being listened to.”Voters wonder if Wynne is prepared to act in a unilateral way, would Justin Trudeau act in a similar manner, said Katrina Miller of the Keep Hydro Public coalition.“She’s moving forward on an ill-fated, precedent-setting, sell-off that seems to be a fire sale, with no desire to listen to what anyone else is saying,” said Miller. “If she’s willing to do that, they question whether or not Justin Trudeau may be headed in the same direction.”Whitby Councillor Chris Leahey said federal and provincial Liberals will “absolutely” pay a price at the polls for Wynne’s decision to plow ahead with the sale despite surveys showing over 80 per cent of Ontarians oppose the privatization.The Liberals didn’t tell voters in the 2014 Ontario election that their plans for asset sales meant privatizing Hydro One, despite Wynne’s claim that she has a mandate to sell the utility, added Leahey.“Selling Hydro One was not part of their election plan, so where is the consultation,” he asked. “People are worried their hydro rates will go up.”Bradley said voters would have “to be Sherlock Holmes” to have figured out the Liberals were talking about selling Hydro One when their 2014 campaign platform spoke about “optimizing the value of provincial assets.”Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli insisted the Liberals did campaign on the sale of Hydro One and said details were in last year’s budget, but it was introduced more than a month after the June 2014 election.“We talked about repurposing our assets without being specific,” admitted Chiarelli. “The budget was very specific.”The Liberals hope to raise $9 billion from selling 60 per cent of Hydro One, and promise to use $5 billion to pay down hydro debt and the remaining $4 million to help fund public transit and infrastructure projects across the province.“This is a bad idea and everyone knows it, it seems, except for them,” said Miller.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter
CONCERNS OVER A planned merger of Coillte and Bord na Mona have been raised by IMPACT.The trade union said today that the merger “would leave the state forestry company as a small and relatively weak voice within a much larger company focused heavily on energy production”.It was announced in June of this year that a planned sale of Coillte’s harvesting rights had been called off by the government.The sale had been proposed in a 2011 review of the sale of State assets. According to the report, Coillte had net assets worth €1.2 billion, but the report has since been criticised.In June, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said that the government would instead consider a potential merger of Coillte and Bord na Móna, in order to create a single State body.Although in June IMPACT welcomed the above news, saying that the decision to retain harvesting rights was a “sensible response to the evidence that a sale would actually cost taxpayers’ money”, their stance has changed somewhat.Company prioritiesIn contrast to their statement during the summer, today IMPACT said that it fears that there could be a “rebalancing of company priorities” following a merger.It warned that this “would likely divert wood to energy usage rather than maintaining its most economically-advantageous use”.It continued:This would seriously weaken Coillte’s economic base with consequences for its ability to sustain its social and environmental functions, including access to state forests for recreation and tourism.IMPACT published a paper called Coillte: The way forward, today, in which IMPACT’s Coillte Branch says that, following a merger, “pressure will immediately fall on Coillte to provide wood biomass for Bord na Mona’s electricity generation operation”.Bord na Mona is required by regulation to guarantee that biomass products make up 30 per cent or 300,000 tonnes of its fuel by 2015.But IMPACT said it would be “impossible to meet [this] demand for biomass” without compromising over 100 jobs in two Coillte panel board processing plants in Clonmel and Waterford.It also pointed out that thinnings from Coillte forests support many jobs in the private wood products sector and fulfil an increasing demand for firewood.The union therefore fears that a merged company “would divert substantial amounts of higher-grade timber to energy generation, with significant adverse effects on Coillte’s forestry, environmental and social operations”.IMPACT national secretary Matt Staunton said: “If Coillte activity is rebalanced in this way, the economic return from the public forest will be weakened.”Last year Coillte made an operating profit of €35 million and returned a €2 million dividend to the state.The Coillte annual report for 2012 will be discussed by the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee today.Read: Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests>
Boca Juniors striker Dario Benedetto admitted his relief after scoring his first goal since November 2017 following a long spell on the sidelines with a knee injuryThe Argentina international struck twice in the final 10 minutes to hand Boca a 2-0 win over Brazilian side Palmeiras in the Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg.After rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee before suffering further problems with his Achilles tendinitis and hamstring, Benedetto was naturally thrilled afterwards.“It was hard for me to score again. It wasn’t going right for me. I am happy to return in a moment as important as a semi-final,” said Benedetto on Fox Sports.“I’ve been working after many setbacks – I still have tendinitis, the strain. Those blows can crush you, but then this can also happen.“I liked the second goal a lot because of the touch, but I prefer the first. It was a relief for me to score again after so long, more so in a semi-final.”Boca coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who brought Benedetto on the 77th minute for Ramon Abila from the bench, praised the 28-year-old’s efforts.Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“He’s back from injury. He had a muscle injury in his recovery and started from zero,” said Barros Schelotto.“An injury delayed everything, but he made his mark on the pitch. He deserves all the credit. He’s a star.”Boca will now meet Palmeiras for the second leg in Brazil in two weeks time.🎥 ¡El frentazo de @PipaBenedetto para abrir el marcador en la Bombonera! pic.twitter.com/YTExAnAHsj— Boca Jrs. Oficial 🏆🏆 (@BocaJrsOficial) October 25, 2018
Photo via PixabayFormer White House strategist Steve Bannon.THE LATEST on investigations into Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local):6:20 p.m.President Donald Trump’s longtime spokeswoman Hope Hicks is scheduled to appear Friday for a closed-door interview with the House Intelligence Committee.That’s according to a person familiar with the committee’s investigation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the matter.Hicks is a close aide to the president and a key eyewitness to Trump’s actions over the past several years. She served as his spokeswoman during the 2016 presidential campaign and serves as White House director of strategic communications.Hicks will follow other Trump associates. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with the panel Tuesday. Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and White House aide Rick Dearborn spoke with the committee Wednesday.— Chad Day__5:55 p.m.Steve Bannon’s attorney relayed questions to the White House during Tuesday’s House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with the closed-door session tell The Associated Press.As lawmakers probed Bannon’s time working for President Donald Trump, Bannon’s attorney Bill Burck was asking the White House counsel’s office by phone whether his client could answer the questions. He was told by that office not to discuss his work on the transition or in the White House.It’s unclear whom Burck was communicating with in the White House. Tuesday’s conversations were confirmed by a White House official and a second person familiar with Bannon’s interview. They spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.— Tom LoBianco, Zeke Mille and Jonathan Lemire__The House Intelligence Committee wants former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon to produce documents as part of its ongoing Russia probe, multiple sources said Wednesday.The panel also has the power to compel him to return for additional questioning under the subpoena issued yesterday, those sources said. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private committee deliberations.Bannon and the White House spurred a rare bout of bipartisan anger Tuesday when he refused to answer questions during his marathon interview by the House Intelligence Committee.The committee sources said that they want more information from him — including documents — but would not specify what has been requested or what they want to know more about.—By Tom LoBianco__Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet with special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigators.That’s according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.Bannon is expected to be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before a grand jury. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the person said. It’s unclear when the interview will occur.Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, appeared before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday but refused to answer questions about his time on the Trump presidential transition team and in the White House.Bannon left the White House in August and has had a messy falling out with President Donald Trump—By Jonathan LemirePaul Ryan on Steve Bannon reportedly refusing to answer House Intel Committee questions: “There has always been a tension on executive privilege between the legislative branch and the executive branch … I don’t know the specifics on it. I really don’t.” https://t.co/JiwWojq74o pic.twitter.com/0dXkwZLFv7— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 17, 2018__Steve Bannon just arrived for his Senate testimony pic.twitter.com/DRR1NrOpq0— jordan (@JordanUhl) January 16, 201811:45 a.m.Steve Bannon’s attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist.That’s according to people familiar with the closed-door session who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.During the day-long interview Tuesday, Bannon’s attorney Bill Burck was asking the White House counsel’s office by phone whether his client could answer the questions. He was told by that office not to discuss his work on the transition or in the White House.It’s unclear who Burck communicated with or whether it was top White House lawyer Don McGahn. Burk is also representing McGahn in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.__10:55 a.m.Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has received a grand jury subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into Russian election interference and possible ties to President Donald Trump’s campaign.Word about the subpoena comes from a person familiar with Bannon’s closed-door interview with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.This person wasn’t authorized to publicly discuss Bannon’s interactions with Mueller and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.The New York Times first reported the grand jury subpoena.Bannon refused to answer questions from the House committee about his time on the Trump presidential transition team and in the White House.A top Democrat has said the White House imposed a “gag order” on Bannon.—Associated Press writer Chad Day.___10:35 a.m.President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and senior White House aide, Rick Dearborn, are being interviewed Wednesday behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee looking into Trump campaign contacts with Russia.That’s according to two people familiar with the committee’s work who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak on the record about confidential interviews.Lewandowski led Trump’s campaign for nearly a year before being fired before the general election. He has remained close to Trump and been a prominent defender of the president on television.Dearborn was a campaign aide who later served on the presidential transition before joining Trump in the White House as deputy chief of staff. He is expected to leave the White House later this month.__1 a.m.Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee after refusing to answer a broad array of queries about his time working for President Donald Trump.The development has brought to the forefront questions about White House efforts to control what the former adviser tells Congress about his time in Trump’s inner circle and whether Republicans on Capitol Hill would force the issue.The congressional subpoena came the same day The New York Times reported that Bannon has been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a federal grand jury. Mueller is leading one investigation of potential coordination between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign, as well as possible obstruction of justice. Share
This is less than a fourth of the picket line surrounding the Oklahoma state capitol right now. #oklahomateachers #oklahomateacherwalkout pic.twitter.com/r37zfrP3SI— Kate Grumke (@KGrumke) April 2, 2018By — Victoria PasquantonioVictoria Pasquantonio is education editor at PBS NewsHour. She taught middle and high school social studies and English for 13 years. Share Thousands of Oklahoma teachers striking in Oklahoma City, OK.#oklahomateacherwalkout#OKwalk4kidshttps://t.co/lDxkpuUL9L— Black Lives Matter (@voiceblm) April 2, 2018 Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images.Natalie Armstrong (left) and her two daughters Payton and Payzlyn, along with her mother Katrina Sinor rally along with thousands of teachers at the state capitol on April 2, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Thousands of union and non-union teachers lined up around the Oklahoma state capitol building Monday morning to demand higher raises and more funding for their schools.The walkout forced around 200 school districts to close, according to The Oklahoman’s Ben Felder. That’s close to half of the 512 districts in the state. It’s the first time the state’s teachers have walked out of school in nearly 30 years. By midday Monday, Oklahoma City and Tulsa public schools indicated they would also close facilities on Tuesday, signaling a second day of protests ahead.More and more teachers continue to arrive at the capitol for what promises to be a historic event. #oklaedwalkout #oklahomateacherwalkout #oklahomateachers #okled #OKwalk4kids pic.twitter.com/woUGmH7nDn— LeftVoice (@left_voice) April 2, 2018Here’s what we know:How we got here:The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill last week that included an average pay raise of $6,000 for educators and $50 million dollars more in education funding. A $1,250 increase for support staff and a raise for state employees was also a part of the bill.The measure was a “good first step,” Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) told the PBS NewsHour. But it didn’t go far enough, she said. As teachers walked out on Monday, the union demanded a $10,000 pay increase over three years for every teacher, a $5,000 increase for support staff and a pay raise for state employees, as well as $200 million dollars in additional funding for schools. The bill that passed last week only partially met the teachers’ demands.On Monday, teachers descended on the state Capitol building in an attempt to meet with their legislators. The walkout is the first time many of Oklahoma’s educators are on the front lines fighting for pay raises and money for their schools. The last walkout was in 1990, before one of the key non-union organizers, Alberto Morejon was born.“Today is Day 1 of however long it will take to solve the long-term funding crisis in Oklahoma, so our kids can have a bright future,” said 24-year old teacher Morejon, who started a Facebook group “Oklahoma Teacher Walkout – The Time Is Now!” in early March.A history of low pay:Photo courtesy of Melissa WoodsOklahoma teachers headed to the capital of Oklahoma City on Monday to protest low salaries and a lack of funding for schools.Until Republican Gov. Mary Fallin signed the bill into law Thursday, teachers in Oklahoma were the lowest paid in the U.S. and hadn’t seen a raise in a decade. In 2016, the median household income in the state of Oklahoma was $48,038, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to minimum state salary requirements in Oklahoma, a teacher with a doctorate degree and 25 years of experience could earn a salary of $46,000 for the 2017-2018 school year.In a Facebook video on Sunday, Priest discussed teachers who go to food pantries to feed their families and donate plasma to make ends meet and whose students use outdated textbooks that are duct taped together.How is the state responding?Last Thursday, Fallin tweeted that she was “pleased to sign three bills today that are part of an historic revenue package to fund the largest teacher pay raise in state history,” adding that the state “will move to second-highest in the region, up from the lowest, in average teacher pay.” She has not yet publicly commented on this week’s walkout.State Sen. Joseph Silk wrote on Facebook last week that while he supported teachers and public education, he voted against the bill, because it did not include “any type of long term reforms to our States’ skewed tax structure, out of control spending problems, or structural budget issues.”He added that he was “exceptionally frustrated with many of our public educators, who radically and vocally turned against all common sense, principled measures, measures which could have increased funding to their industry and instead threw all their support behind a huge money grab tax increase on the backs of hard working Oklahomans.”“I really wish that the Oklahoma Education Association [and other teachers] … would have gotten behind some more common sense fiscally responsible measures instead of just saying, hey, raise taxes on everybody so we can have basically a higher paycheck,” he told NPR.Joy Hofmeister, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, tweeted that she was joining teachers at the state Capitol on Monday.“I am here to listen. This cannot be a standoff where Oklahomans become divided. There are champions for kids in schools and at the Capitol. With few exceptions, we all want more for our kids. We all want more for our state,” she wrote in a Facebook post.What other sources of revenue could help school funding?Photo courtesy of Alberto MorejonHistory teacher Alberto Morejon protesting for a raise in Stillwater, Oklahoma, ahead of Monday’s walkout.Days after the bill was voted on, state House lawmakers appealed to remove a $5 hotel tax that could have garnered as much as $50 million dollars, citing concerns over a negative impact on tourism in the state, local station KFOR-TV reported.“It’s these kinds of political stunts and years of irresponsible budgeting that got us in this mess to begin with,” Priest said.In addition to reinstating the hotel tax, Priest said, two other revenue streams could be achieved by instituting a “ball and dice” tax on gambling and passing the capital gains tax break. Proposals for each of these revenue sources have yet to pass through both chambers of the Oklahoma legislature.After the bill’s passage last week, Republican Rep. Pat Ownbey suggested to the NewsHour that it would be tough to pass the bill again if the Senate sent it back to the House.“It’s such a delicate thing to get Republicans and Democrats to agree,” Ownbey said. “We haven’t seen this in 30 years. I’m not sure we can get it back again.”What’s next?Several school districts around the state cancelled classes indefinitely beginning on Monday, while others closed school at least through Tuesday as the walkout continues. Some districts had announced additional closures, but reversed their decision when the legislature passed the salary increase last week.Teachers in several states across the country, inspired by a successful strike in February in West Virginia, are also protesting for better salaries and funding for their schools. Kentucky teachers called in sick on Friday after lawmakers made last minute changes to their pensions and Arizona teachers say they will also strike if they do not receive a pay raise.Silk told NPR he did not envision the legislature gathering to address the issue again.“Just from my perspective, you know, we just passed a $447 million tax increase, so that’s a substantial amount of revenue for one year. So I don’t see the lawmakers doing anything anything else this year regarding education funding,” he said.PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.This article originally appeared in PBS NewsHour. Union leaders with @okcAFT have indicated that our teachers plan to continue the walkout tomorrow. Therefore, district leaders have decided to cancel classes for OKCPS again tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.— OKC Public Schools (@OKCPS) April 2, 2018
Yesterday, Square Enix announced the next entry in the Dragon Quest series of games. It is called Dragon Quest X Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku and surprised everyone by being a game that requires an online connection to play.Although not an MMO, DQIX is a game that encourages you to go online, form groups, and explore the world together. It also looks as though that online exploration will come with a monthly charge.Now there’s another surprise we are finding a little hard to believe. Square Enix isn’t just developing this game for the Wii and Wii U as stated yesterday. Another version is also in the works for the Famicom, otherwise known as the NES in the West.This long dead 8-bit platform is sure to have a few followers still, but nowhere near enough to warrant a new release. So what’s the deal here? Is this a joke or is Square Enix seriously considering the NES as a worthy platform for a new game in 2012, some 29 years after its original hardware launch?If this is true, and that has yet to be confirmed officially by Square Enix, it could be a very clever marketing move and additional revenue stream. DQX will have some features that work on the 3DS, but not a full working game. At the same time Nintendo has started releasing NES games through the eShop. Could it be Square Enix plans to release a NES version of DQX in the 3DS eShop?Fans of the series would certainly jump at the chance to play a Dragon Quest title with 8-bit graphics. You can sign me up right now. If it was priced correctly then there’s potential for it to generate some serious revenue.The one question that remains is whether Nintendo would allow such a release. The company is emulating and re-releasing old NES games on the 3DS, but would it allow the emulation of a new one?Read more at Andriasang
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Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M Alex van Heeren in Sydney last week The team behind New Zealand’s renowned Huka Lodge has unveiled their latest venture, a private island retreat which only takes one booking at a time.Dolphin Island, Fiji, owned by Alex van Heeren since 1983 has only now been fitted out as a five star luxury retreat for one couple, or four couples which must be made with only a single booking. “This is a truly private island, you cannot book a room. You have to take the whole island, The island will not offer single rooms,” Mr van Heeren said during a brief visit to Sydney last week.With only four villas, fresh food is caught daily or brought in from neighboring islands, as well as nightly entertainment.Offering a total guest experience, the quality of service has been guaranteed as “Huka level”, according to Mr van Heeren.
You might also be interested in Mexican avocado exports to U.S. surge 25% in Cinco … June 14 , 2018 U.S. avocado market remains strong following price … U.S.: Listeria concerns prompt pre-emptive Henry A … With Colombia now enjoying its first full year of U.S. avocado market access, exporters from one of its neighboring countries could soon receive the same privilege.The U.S. and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced it is proposing to allow imports of fresh avocados from continental Ecuador into the U.S.After a thorough review, APHIS said scientists had determined the fruit can be safely imported under a systems approach to protect against the introduction of pests. In this case, the systems approach includes production site requirements, packinghouse requirements, shipment of commercial shipments only, and inspection of each shipment. Avocados that are ineligible for export under the systems approach may still be imported following approved treatment, such as irradiation.APHIS said it would accept public comments on the proposal until August 14.Although Ecuador is wedged in between avocado industry powerhouse Peru and up-and-comer Colombia, the country’s Hass avocado sector is still relatively young.Related articles: Ecuador next in line for Hass avocado boomWhere is Ecuador’s budding avocado sector exporting its fruit? Apeel Sciences to join Europe’s fight against fo …
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A five-member family whose roof was torn off on Thursday night by strong winds in the village of Stavrokonnou in Paphos have been temporarily moved to a hotel while authorities are working to restore the damage, the district’s administration officer said on Friday.During Thursday’s heavy storms in Paphos, winds tore off the tin roof of a house in Stavrokonnou. In the house, a Turkish Cypriot property, live a couple with their three children.Paphos district administration officer, Mary Lambrou, told the Cyprus News Agency on Friday that the family was immediately moved on Thursday night to a hotel, with the expenses expected to be covered by the district’s social welfare service.According to Lambrou, a crew from the Turkish Cypriot properties department has already replaced the roof and are working to fully restore the damage.The strong winds also damaged another building in the same village which is vacant. No injuries were recorded.Reports also said that four electricity poles were also cut, leaving the village without power. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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