Sebastian Vettel’s Monaco win fires up Ferrari fans

first_imgSebastian Vettel has won plenty of races in his career, some more emotional than others, but the German’s one-two victory in Monaco was of special significance for Ferrari fans starved of success in recent years.The last time the Italian team won in the Mediterranean principality was 16 years ago – in 2001 with Vettel’s compatriot Michael Schumacher leading a one-two.Schumacher, the eventual seven-times world champion, ended a similar 16-year Ferrari drought in Monaco in 1997 with a victory that followed fan favourite Gilles Villeneuve’s 1981 triumph.Villeneuve, Schumacher, Vettel. The roll call is spine-tingling but results are what really matter and a quick comparison of Schumacher’s first six races of 2001 and Vettel’s current performance will really get the heart racing at Maranello.Schumacher – who ended the season with his fourth title – won the opener in Australia that year, as did Vettel this. He then took two more wins and two second places with one retirement.Vettel is doing better, by comparison, with three wins and three second places, and makes a plausible argument when he says Ferrari could have won every race this year had everything gone to plan.What happened in Australia, far from being a one-off, has become a sequence of success that has re-arranged the Formula One landscape with champions Mercedes already presenting themselves as underdogs.The contrast between last season, when the oldest and most successful team in Formula One history failed to win a race and a frustrated Vettel was making headlines with radio rants, is marked.advertisementThe German is now 25 points clear of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, the British three-times world champion who has won twice but struggled to get performance into his car’s Pirelli tyres while the Ferrari has seemed good everywhere.”We are walking on a lovely beach of white sand after having run barefoot over sharp and jagged rocks,” wrote columnist Umberto Zapelloni in Monday’s Gazzetta dello Sport.”These first six races of the season are worth as much as the arrival of an airplane for someone shipwrecked on a deserted island.”The front page headline of the national sports daily was “Potere Rosso” (Red Power).The German’s podium celebrations in Monaco were reminiscent of the glory years of the turn of the century when Schumacher dominated the Italian team and had everyone back at base singing to his tune.Vettel was the conductor as the Ferrari mechanics and engineers sang the Italian anthem. Kimi Raikkonen, rather like Schumacher’s old team mate Rubens Barrichello, looked a lot less happy.”We got a lot of hard times last year and this year everything seems to be upside down – but the team is the same, the people are the same,” Vettel told reporters.”I guess in these small moments you just realise that it’s a special group of people.”I think you can see when the guys are singing the Italian anthem. I think it’s impossible not to get goosebumps and feel very special standing up there representing them.”last_img read more

Google removes 85 dangerous apps from Android Play Store, check this list to ensure they are not in your phone

first_imgGoogle has removed a total of 85 malicious apps from Play Store after security researchers found these apps to be a disguise of an adware family. These apps were available in the form of game, TV, and remote control simulator apps on the Android Play Store.The issue was first reported by the security researchers at Trend Micro. “This adware is capable of displaying full-screen ads, hiding itself, monitoring a device’s screen unlocking functionality, and running in the mobile device’s background,” said the researchers at Trend Micro in the blog.According to the blog post, these apps have been downloaded over nine million times from the Play Store with one of the apps named “Easy Universal TV Remote” has alone been downloaded over 5 million times. It is the most downloaded apps among the list of all 85 adware apps. The app also received multiple comments until the time it was available on the Play Store.Despite coming from different developers and signed by different APK public key certificates, the apps exhibited same source code and shared the same source code.So what harm could these apps actually cause you? Once downloaded and launched, these apps display a full-screen pop-up ad asking you repeatedly to press various buttons to continue. Every new page in the steps would open a new ad page. This would happen again and again until the app finally crashed. Some of the malware apps would disappear after showing that it is buffering . These apps would still run in the background and show up in every half an hour on the device.advertisementThe researchers found another type of fake apps also that exhibited a different type of ad-showing behavior. These apps would track the screen unlocking action and display ads every time user locked the phone’s screen. This is not that Google has removed such click fraud apps from the Play Store. The tech giant in November removed 13 malicious apps from Play Store after they were found to lack legitimate functionality. Later in December, it removed another 22 fake apps for having a backdoor built into them that helped the apps do ad-fraud.Here is the list of some of the malicious apps that you should not have on your phone:– SPORT TV– Prado Parking Simulator 3D– TV WORLD– City Extremepolis 100– American Muscle Car– Idle Drift– Offroad Extreme– Remote Control– Moto Racing– TV Remote– A/C Remote– Bus Driver– Trump Stickers — Love Stickers– TV EN ESPAÑOL– Christmas Stickers– Parking Game– TV EN ESPAÑOL– TV IN SPANISH– Brasil TV– Nigeria TV — WORLD TV — Drift Car Racing Driving — BRASIL TV — Golden — TV IN ENGLISH — Racing in Car 3D Game — Mustang Monster Truck Stunts — TDT España — Brasil TV — Challenge Car Stunts Game — Prado Car — UK TV — POLSKA TV — Universal TV Remote — Bus Simulator Pro — Photo Editor Collage 1– Spanish TV — Kisses — Prado Parking City — SPORT TV — Pirate Story — Extreme Trucks — Canais de TV do Brasil — Prado Car 10 — TV SPANISH — Canada TV Channels 1– Prado Parking — 3D Racing — TV — USA TV 50,000 — GA Player — Real Drone Simulator — PORTUGAL TV — SPORT TV 1– SOUTH AFRICA TV — 3d Monster Truck — ITALIA TV — Vietnam TV — Movies Stickers — Police Chase — South Africa TV — Garage Door Remote — Racing Car 3D — TV — TV Colombia — Racing Car 3D Game — World Tv — FRANCE TV — Hearts — TV of the World — WORLD TV — ESPAÑA TV — TV IN ENGLISH — TV World Channel — Televisão do Brasil — CHILE TVALSO READ | Google removes 13 malware apps from its Play StoreALSO READ | Google deletes 22 Android apps with hidden virus, check this list to see and ensure they are not in your phonelast_img read more

Mackay Touch breaks Guinness World Record

first_imgImagine playing a game of Touch Football for 30 hours straight! Well that’s what a committed bunch of players from Mackay Touch Association did over the weekend, and just so happened to break a Guinness World Record in the process.Starting at 7.00am on Saturday morning, the two teams battled it out all day and throughout the night, and until 1.00pm on Sunday to claim the record, which was previously at 27 hours. And it was all for a good cause, the weekend was also a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.Organiser Katie Geiger said that the weekend was a huge success and was very rewarding to be a part of. “We set ourselves this massive challenge way back in February and it’s finally happened! To say I’m proud is such an understatement,’ Geiger said. And Geiger says that while everyone involved enjoyed themselves, that it might be the last time they attempt a game like this! Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Mackay Touch Association on their achievement. Related LinksGuinness World Recordlast_img read more

Women Behind Canadian TV 2017 Edition

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twittercenter_img They say a lot can change in a year. For the television industry on many levels that’s certainly been true, thanks in no small part to the rise of social media, which has given a platform to fans to use their voices to speak out against inequalities they see happening. Gone are the days where television shows can go an entire season without a female director and no one noticing or calling attention to it. It’s clear now that people are watching and listening, especially when it comes to diversity. Despite the fact that we’re still smack dab in the middle of the Peak TV era, unfortunately the problems with gender diversity behind the scenes in television haven’t changed all that much.A little over a year ago, The TV Junkies kicked off the inaugural round of our Women Behind Canadian TV series, in which we spoke with 17 women holding prominent positions behind the scenes of Canadian television’s most popular shows. These women shared their stories of dealing with gender inequality, how diversity plays a role in their day to day jobs and what changes they think need to happen in order to further bridge the gender gap. Looking back now on that series the obvious question is “has it gotten any better?”“I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the centre,” actress Tatiana Maslany famously said upon winning her Emmy last fall for Orphan Black. While Maslany’s win was celebrated by many in the Canadian television industry, things are still pretty disheartening when it comes to recognition for women in writing and directing categories. In fact, women only accounted for 22 per cent of the nominees for writing and directing in comedy and drama series at both the Emmy and Canadian Screen Awards in 2016. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Navy rugby players who backed Yoshitha suspended

A group of Navy Sports Club rugby players who were seen wearing armbands in support of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son Yoshitha Rajapaksa at a game yesterday, have been suspended from the team.The four Navy rugby players wore armbands with the words ‘Yo-o7’ which is Yoshitha Rajapaksa’s number in the team. A member of the Sri Lanka Navy, Yoshitha Rajapaksa is currently in remand prison after being arrested over money laundering charges. (Colombo Gazette)

Late penalty dooms Ohio State mens soccer in Big Ten semifinal against

OSU junior defenders Liam Doyle (5) and Kyle Culbertson (3) fight for possession of the ball during a game against Kentucky, Oct. 28. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU and Kentucky tied, 1-1.Credit: Taylor Cameron / Lantern photographerThe penalty kick rolled to his right, but redshirt-senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov leaned left before stopping, realizing his mistake as the shot found the back of the net.The No. 2 seed Ohio State men’s soccer team (9-7-4) fell, 2-1, to No. 6 seed Indiana (12-3-5) in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament Friday in College Park, Md., on the back of the late penalty kick.The shot — awarded because of a handball by junior defender Kyle Culbertson with about four minutes left — was served by sophomore midfielder Tanner Thompson.Thompson — a first-team all-Big Ten selection — scored his sixth goal of the season on the play, including his second game winner.Culbertson’s handball came just minutes after the referees appeared to miss a clear handball in Indiana’s box that would have awarded OSU the penalty kick with a chance to take the lead.OSU played from behind in the score for the majority of the game, despite outshooting Indiana by a margin of 9-5 in the first half.However, OSU found itself trailing at the half, 1-0, due to a goal off a free kick by senior defender Patrick Doody midway through the half.“It was important (to score the goal). Ohio State brought a lot of pressure, we didn’t really have much on goal, so it was good to capitalize,” Doody said in an interview with the Big Ten Network after the game.Despite the shot margin, OSU coach John Bluem said he was not satisfied with his team’s first-half performance.“I don’t feel that we’ve played as good as we’re capable of playing yet,” Bluem said in a halftime interview with Big Ten Network.Earlier in the week, Bluem said he felt freshman forward Marcus McCrary could be a weapon in the game because of his speed and the fact that he missed OSU’s first matchup with Indiana, a 2-1 loss on Oct. 12, with an undisclosed injury.“The first time we played them, we didn’t have Marcus McCrary,” the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year said Tuesday. “That gives us someone they haven’t seen. They’ve seen him on video, but you know how fast Marcus is, he surprises a lot of people with his quickness and his athleticism, so that may be something we can use to our advantage.”McCrary indeed proved to be the weapon OSU was looking for, as he tied the game midway through the second half with his third goal of the season.The freshman was led with a header from senior midfielder Yianni Sarris at midfield, and then it was off to the races.McCrary beat the entire Indiana defense down the field, scoring with a strong right-footed strike that found the back of the net.Overall, OSU outshot Indiana, 20-12, including a 9-5 edge in shots on target. However, Indiana sophomore goalkeeper Colin Webb made eight saves to hold on for his 12th victory of the season.The Hoosiers advanced to the finals of the Big Ten tournament for the second consecutive season, after defeating Michigan State in the 2013 championship match.Despite the loss, it was not necessarily the end of the road for OSU.Bluem said earlier in the week that he believes — regardless of OSU’s results in the Big Ten tournament — his team will receive a bid to the NCAA tournament.For now, the Buckeyes have nothing to do but sit and wait to learn their fate. read more

Epirocs new hammers to dramatically change profitability in DTH drilling

first_imgEpiroc says its new COP M series of flexible down-the-hole (DTH) hammers is easily adapted for use on different rigs and in different drilling conditions – and set to boost productivity for mining companies.Mining companies seek to minimise the cost of drilling holes by opting for fewer and larger holes to reduce the total number of drill meters, and increase efficiency and profitability, according to Epiroc.“It’s about ensuring maximum utilisation of the rig and keeping it operational with minimum interruption,” said Davood Mohammadi Balan, Percussive Service Manager at Epiroc.However, traditional DTH hammers involve repeated consumable replacements and a large inventory. Shifting to a new hammer for each rig type or drilling condition is costly to mining companies.The new COP M hammers from Epiroc will dramatically change profitability in DTH drilling thanks to their innovative flexibility, according to the company.“These new hammers are a step towards a change in operational flexibility by being easily adapted to different rig types and drilling conditions,” Balan said.Each hammer in the new range can be used on a wide range of DTH drill rigs thanks to a conversion kit located inside the hammer.Fredrik Gransell, Product Line Manager, DTH, Epiroc, said: “By adapting the hammer to a specific rig, the rate of penetration (ROP) is optimised.”Together, the new products, COP M6, COP M7 and COP M8 – where M stands for mining and the number for the tool’s dimension – optimally cover drilling needs in the 6.5-10 in dimension range.Gransell added: “The new COP M series adds the flexibility of selecting the right tool for any given situation. It’s a revolutionary innovation in DTH drilling.”“At a small investment, mining companies can tap into top-quality technology from the leading provider – and boost profitability to a whole new level,” concluded Balan.Still within the COP M Series, but for smaller diameter holes, Epiroc also used the recent Bauma fair in Munich, Germany, to showcase its new COP M4 DTH hammer for soft-rock applications.The DTH hammer offers mining and construction companies the highest durability for both hammer and bit – with maintained ROP, the company said.As the name implies, the hammer’s dimension is 4 in, making it useful for most soft-rock blast holes.Besides offering a high ROP, the COP M4 is operating gently on the bit, reducing fatigue, which adds further to its favourable total cost of ownership (TCO), Epiroc said. E-kitting is a way to further improve TCO without sacrificing productivity, the company said.“We managed to reach the perfect balance between frequency and impact energy, which means the new hammer breaks the rock optimally – without hitting it too hard,” Gransell said.Other benefits include a smoother and more reliable drilling process, without the hammer getting jammed in the rock, as well as low fuel consumption, Epiroc said.It is also easy to adjust the hammer for use in different ground conditions by replacing one or two components inside the hammer.The COP M4 is made of only eight components, meaning it is easy to assemble and disassemble. In addition, it is shorter and lighter than conventional hammers in the market, which makes it easy to handle for drill operators and their service crews, Epiroc said.To offer best value, Epiroc is also planning to launch a new bit, specially designed for soft-rock DTH drilling.“Launching a complete DTH solution that combines COP M4 and our upcoming soft rock bit, we’re expecting to redefine productivity and reliability in DTH soft rock drilling,” Gransell said.last_img read more

Halo Spartan Assault gets DLC update adds Xbox controller support

first_imgMicrosoft has released their first DLC for Halo: Spartan Assault with five new levels, new vehicles, and better support for Windows 8 and older Windows Phone devices.Re-imagining Halo for the mobile landscape was a daunting task, but 343 Studios pulled it off and made Halo: Spartan Assault something great. To take something like Halo and translate it to a touch environment without losing the excitement and action that users expect from a Halo game took a lot of work, but it’s clear with the release of an update so soon after launch that the company has no plans to stop optimizing this experience for new audiences.Operation Hydra is a chapter update to Spartan Assault that adds five new levels focused around a new mission. The screenshots provided by Microsoft show you’ll have access to new vehicles and be expected to continue fighting large scale combat sequences on the small screen.This update is more than just gameplay, support has been added for Windows Phone hardware with only 512MB of RAM, which opens the total list of mobile devices up a bit. If you’re playing Spartan Assault on a desktop or non-touch laptop with Windows 8, Microsoft has something special for you as well: the Xbox 360 controller is now supported by Spartan Assault on Windows 8, so you’ll be able to plug in and play using the same controller you’d use on your television.Halo: Spartan Assault is still one of the more expensive Windows Phones and Windows 8 games out there at $6.99, but the experience is unlike anything else you’ll play on mobile for the price. The update is free, and rolling out to both Windows marketplaces today.last_img read more

Tourists locked inside London Eye pods amid major security alert

first_imgTourists locked inside London Eye pods amid major security alert The attraction says it is in constant contact with its guests. Source: The London Eye/Twitter Short URL Source: The London Eye/Twitter There are a number of other tourist attractions in the area, including the London Dungeon and the National Gallery.Parliament was put on lockdown immediately after the incident, with politicians and staff ordered to remain inside.Television pictures showed a red air ambulance landing on the grass square opposite the parliament building and other emergency vehicles swarming nearby roads.Westminster Bridge and the Westminster Underground station which serves parliament and the surrounding political district, have been closed off.The Department of Foreign Affairs here has said it is aware of an incident and is monitoring developments closely through the Irish Embassy in London.Anyone with serious concerns may contact:The Department of Foreign Affairs Consular Assistance Unit on 01-4082527For those in London, the Consular Unit of the Irish Embassy can be reached on on +44 207 2352171- With reporting from AFP Updates: Man shot by police, up to 10 people injured outside British House of Commons >Read: Theresa May ‘bundled into car’ by police with firearms drawn > Share135 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 38,439 Views Wednesday 22 Mar 2017, 4:42 PM Image: Sky News – screengrab center_img Image: Sky News – screengrab 1/3 We can confirm that the London Eye is temporarily holding our guests on board following the incident on Westminster Bridge— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) March 22, 2017 17 Comments By Daragh Brophy Mar 22nd 2017, 4:42 PM A NUMBER OF tourists have been stuck in pods in the London Eye, amid a major security lockdown in the centre of the city.Police shot a suspected attacker outside the Houses of Parliament after an officer was stabbed in what police said was a “terrorist” incident earlier.The building in the heart of the British capital was immediately sealed off and MPs and staff ordered to remain inside. Prime Minister Theresa May was rushed to safety.The London Eye confirmed that all guest were being held within the attraction, in line with procedure – issuing a statement on Twitter: 2/3 We are following our tried and tested procedures and are in constant contact with all guests inside.— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) March 22, 2017last_img read more

USS Carl Vinson in Vietnam

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PostHarvey Legal Aid E Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Restoration Grants

first_imgTuesday, November 20, 2018Top afternoon stories:Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public Media Rescue operation in northwest Houston on Aug. 28, 2017.Post-Harvey Legal AidA new $4 million program is funding 20 Houston-based legal fellows to provide aid after Harvey.Fellows will serve two-year terms in the Equal Justice Works Disaster Recovery Legal Corps (DRLC) to assist groups facing additional barriers to disaster recovery.Immigrant communities in Houston are among those benefiting from aid. Some DRLC fellows are working with immigrant and mixed-status families to help with legal matters, like recovering wages after not getting paid for a Harvey-related repair.A Kaiser Family Foundation report found immigrants are more likely to experience job and wage loss after Harvey and less likely to apply for disaster assistance.Matthew Mead/AP FileFood regulators are urging Americans not to eat any romaine lettuce.E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine LettuceHealth officials in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday told people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states in the U.S. and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.The strain identified is different than the one linked to romaine earlier this year , but it appears similar to one linked to leafy greens last year.No deaths have been reported, but 13 of the people who became sick in the U.S. were hospitalized. The last reported illness was on Oct. 31.Experts say washing lettuce won’t ensure that contaminated lettuce is safe.Gerald Herbert/AP FileThe Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010.Restoration Grants From BP’s 2010 Oil SpillFour Gulf states will receive another $280 million in restoration grants from the BP oil spill of 2010. Texas will get $19 million, including $6 million to protect some 575 acres of coastal habitat.The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation said that Louisiana –which suffered the worst damage– is getting about $161 million to restore barrier islands.Alabama and Florida are the other states receiving money.The money is from criminal damages paid by BP PLC and drilling company Transocean Deepwater Inc.The grants announced this week are the sixth round and bring the total so far to $1.3 billion.CDC Task Force On Acute Flaccid MyelitisThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a task force to boost the research on a polio-like condition that is affecting several states, including Texas.The condition is known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) and it affects a person’s nervous system, specifically, the spinal cord, causing weakness in one or more limbs. As of November 6, there were 17 cases in Texas, one of them in Harris County, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.The task force will be formed by experts from a variety of scientific, medical, and public health disciplines. It is scheduled to submit its first report at a public meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors that will held December 6 in Atlanta. Sharelast_img read more

Duel of the Cubicles with Hasbros Star Wars The Black Series Lightsaber

first_imgThe lightsaber is an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age. Or at least it’s a rad laser sword with a sick handle and cool noises. But either way, it’s the weapon of a Jedi Knight and possibly the most iconic thing in all of Star Wars. So, of course, there are toys of it.On one level are simple plastic toy lightsabers, which are basically glorified flashlights with telescoping poles made of translucent colored plastic. They’re everywhere, and they’re pretty cheap. You can find basic toy lightsabers for $10 a pop for the basic light-up versions, or $30-60 each for models with sound chips that make lightsaber noises when you swing them. They’re fun. They’re also plastic, and not exactly built to last or look realistic.Force FX is what you get when you want a lightsaber for the collection of your own grown-ass self. It’s Hasbro’s line of collector-level lightsabers, in its Star Wars The Black Series (similar to Hasbro’s Marvel Legends series, where the rad Infinity Gauntlet comes from). These lightsabers are built to look good and last, with metal handles and polycarbonate blades. They’re a huge step above plastic toy lightsabers in quality, and at $150 each they’re a pretty big step up in price, too. And Hasbro sent us Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber from Episode IV to check out.AdChoices广告The first thing you’ll notice about the lightsaber is the gorgeous metal handle. It’s an 11-inch-long aluminum grip in steel/silver and black, with copper and brass highlights. It’s heavy and cool to the touch, and feels like you’d imagine a proper lightsaber would feel like. It’s covered in nicely machined details, with a nubbly upper grip and a series of vertical bars on the lower grip, capped with a wide emitter and solid pommel.This isn’t a screen-accurate lightsaber. Obi-Wan’s lightsaber has a much more thin neck between the grip and the emitter, highlighted by the copper and brass bands near the top. Here it’s still wider than the blade, so it doesn’t look quite as striking as Obi-Wan’s actual lightsaber. It’s still nice and solid, which is important considering it has to hold up a big blade instead of just shoot out energy.The blade is a clear 32-inch polycarbonate rod with a translucent inner coating. The coating gives the lightsaber its blade effect, showing the blade expanding up the length of the rod instead of just flashing on and off. The blade activates by pushing the brass sliding switch on the grip, which also sets off the sound effects. The blue glow is bright and even, much nicer than older collector’s lightsabers (like my 2007-era Master Replicas Force FX Lightsaber Construction Kit, shown dimly clashing with the Obi-Wan saber in the video).Since the blade is polycarbonate, it’s sturdy enough for light dueling. You can knock it relatively solidly against other lightsabers, and it will hold up to the abuse. The lightsaber sounds match the action, with loud humming wooshes when you slash and the crackling clash sound when you knock the lightsaber against something.The lightsaber looks, feels, and sounds great, but it isn’t perfect. Besides the not-screen-accurate design, there is one big complaint and one minor annoyance to keep in mind. First, the blade isn’t removable. You can’t unplug or unscrew the blade and just carry the lightsaber handle around, which is a huge shame considering how nice it looks and feels even if it isn’t a replica of Obi-Wan’s. It would be great cosplay material without the blade, but that won’t happen unless you’re willing to dismantle and likely break your $150 lightsaber. Ages ago either Hasbro or Master Replicas made Force FX lightsabers with removable blades, but they’re extremely rare and incredibly expensive. If you want a high-quality lightsaber handle with a blade you can add and remove, you need to look at custom lightsaber companies like Ultra Sabers.The second complaint is the sliding switch for the blade. It works just fine, but it’s very easy to accidentally activate or deactivate when you simply hold the handle. It just has to slide a quarter of an inch, and it doesn’t offer any resistance or solidly click to prevent switching it with your hand. It was an annoyance when we shot the above video, since our blademaster Victoria kept accidentally switching the blade off mid-slash. Which is great if you’re fighting using the Trakata form, but irritating if you’re filming.The lightsaber comes with a simple clear stand you can use in different ways. It holds the lightsaber tilted up at an angle, or dangling if you mount it on a wall. It isn’t fancy, but it’s functional.Based on Obi-Wan’s lightsaber, Hasbro’s Force FX lightsabers are pretty neat. They’re solid, well-made, and look great. They’re also really expensive, and without the ability to remove the blade and use the handle for Jedi cosplay, they’re a pretty limited type of collectible. If you want a lightsaber you can shoot fun videos with and knock against things; these are really solid choices. If you want to bring them to a con, however, get ready for some awkward bulk and a lack of belt-hanging.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Adopt a family for Easter campaign

first_imgThe Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council (PVCC) announced on Wednesday the launch of its ‘Adopt a family for Easter’ campaign.The campaign – that aims to collect foodstuff for needy families ahead of Easter- is running for the third year in the row.  Last year, 1,200 families were helped by private individuals and organisations, an announcement said.Interested parties are urged to offer necessary items for the Easter table – foodstuff, Easter eggs, candles, and sweets for children. No clothing or toys will be collected during the campaign.The collected items will be delivered to needy families, the group said. It added that checks have been made to verify that the families genuinely need help.To deliver items call the PVCC offices; Nicosia 22 512602, Limassol 25 737761, Larnaca 24 650525, Paphos 26 953725, Famagusta 99 124521, and Kyrenia 97 743185, between 8am and 3pm. The PVCC will collect donations until April 5.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverClever Homeowners With Existing Mortgages In California Are Doing ThisAll Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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