LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.Fox’s “Deadpool 2” brought in $125 million this weekend, giving it the second-highest opening ever for an R-rated movie and ending the three-week reign of Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” at the top of the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.“Deadpool 2,” with Ryan Reynolds returning as the title character and co-writing this time, fell somewhat short of the $130 million the studio predicted and the $132.4 million that its predecessor earned two years ago.Analysts and the studio said the difference can be attributed to the first film opening on a holiday weekend, and could easily be made up with Memorial Day coming, despite the looming competition from “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”“I think with a holiday on our second weekend we’ll catch ‘Deadpool’ if not exceed it,” said Chris Aronson, distribution chief for 20th Century Fox.The film grossed $176.3 million internationally and opened better overseas than the first, especially finding audiences in Latin America.The Avengers are hardly hurting. Disney and Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” brought in an estimated $29 million in North America for a four-week take of $595 million domestically and $1.2 billion overseas. It’s now the fifth highest grossing film of all time worldwide.In a whole different corner of the cinematic universe, “Book Club” was third with a $12.5 million weekend that exceeded expectations.It was a successful piece of counter-programming for Paramount, which used the modestly budgeted comedy starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton and Candice Bergen to find older audiences and women while “Deadpool 2” dwelled overwhelmingly on young men.“There are definitely audiences out there for whom superhero movies are not their cup of tea,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore.“Deadpool 2” follows the proudly foul formula of the first, mixing the usual superhero set pieces with gore, gross-out jokes, 80s power ballads and frequent fourth-wall violations.The box office of the second film suggests that formula can become a long-term franchise, and builds its possibilities with the addition of antihero teammates from Marvel Comics for the title character, including Josh Brolin’s Cable and Zazie Beetz’s Domino.“The source material is so vast and rich that I don’t think there’s any question that it just opens the door for more,” Aronson said.Along with the earnings and acclaim for last year’s R-rated “Logan,” Fox has made itself the early leader in the burgeoning subgenre.“The R-rating may be restrictive in terms of the audience make-up, but it’s certainly not restrictive in the creative freedom it offers, so when movies like these hit, they can hit big,” Dergarabedian said. “There is a place for the R rating. In the superhero genre it offers endless and really cool possibilities.”“Deadpool 2” next faces off with “Solo,” but the two films along with the still-earning “Avengers” ought to make for a major Memorial Day for the industry.“This marketplace is big enough for all these films,” Dergarabedian said.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1. “Deadpool 2,” $125 million ($176.3 million international).2.”Avengers: Infinity War,” $28.6 million ($84.4 million international).3. “Book Club,” $12.5 million.4. “Life of the Party,” $7.7 million ($1.3 million international).5. “Breaking In,” $6.4 million ($300,000 international).6. “Show Dogs,” $6 million.7. “Overboard,” $4.7 million ($4.1 million international).8. “A Quiet Place,” $4 million ($18.8 million international).9. “Rampage,” $1.5 million ($4.4 million international).10. “I Feel Pretty,” $1.2 million ($1.7 million international).___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:1. “Deadpool 2,” $176.3 million.2.”Avengers: Infinity War,” $84.4 million.3. “How Long Will I Love U,” $36.3 million.4. “A Quiet Place,” $18.8 million.5. “Rampage,” $4.4 million.6. “Peter Rabbit,” $4.1 million.7. “Overboard,” $4.1 million.8. “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare,” $3.4 million.9. “Burning,” $2.3 million.10. “Sherlock Gnomes,” $2 million.___Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.___This story has been corrected to show that “Deadpool 2” earned $176.3 million internationally, not worldwide.___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton .
Rabat – Three Moroccans gathered in Johannesburg last week to begin the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a one-year leadership training program sponsored by the Obama Foundation to “inspire Africa’s future leaders.”This year, three Moroccans were part of the carefully selected group of 200 young leaders from 44 African nations: 27-year-old Zineb Lahbabi, 31-year-old Hayat Essakati, and 34-year-old Ayman Cherkaoui are all young entrepreneurs or activists fighting for “a better Morocco.”“My goal is to raise civic awareness. I am convinced that social justice and economic development have a lot to do with how our civic behaviors,” said Lahbabi. On July 13, President Obama took to his Facebook account, writing: “This week, I’m traveling to Africa for the first time since I left office…. In South Africa, the Obama Foundation will convene 200 extraordinary young leaders from across the continent and I’ll deliver a speech to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.”‘A Master’s degree in just five days’“The program’s diversity is its primary richness,” Lahbabi, an activist and young leader, told Francophone outlet Telquel. Lahbabi extolled the program’s spirit, describing it as a platform that brings together bright youths who, despite their multiple backgrounds, are like-minded in their ambition to be drivers of change in their countries and communities.“The program focused on soft skills like leadership and storytelling, but it also entailed some more technical aspects like lobbying and public policies. I feel like I’ve just completed a Master’s degree in just five days.”Ayman Cherkaoui compared the program to spending a nice time in a “fabulous” holiday reserve in Greece. “I feel rejuvenated,” the 34-year-old said, speaking of the program’s training sessions as an energizing trip to re-engage with what inspired him in the first place.Inspiring line-up and speechesCherkaoui was especially grateful for the unique opportunity to meet some of the most recognizable names in African politics, including Sudanese- British businessman Mo Ibrahim, Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan, Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote (Africa’s richest man), and former president of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.In his Mandela lecture in Johannesburg on July 18, President Obama spoke about the inescapable necessity to commit to democracy, putting a special highlight on the rise of “strong men politics”—politicians who brazenly lie and undermine democratic institutions, he said. Later speaking to the Obama Leaders, as the YALI participants are called, President Obama urged them to be strategic in their thirst for change and to never give up on their aspiration to make an impact in their countries and in Africa as a whole. “Be bold, but be realistic,” he said.“It was a very powerful moment. He [Obama] gave us practical pieces of advice on the challenges that we will encounter. He gave us examples from his own political career and encouraged us to persevere in the pursuit of our missions,” said Lahbabi.
Last week, after a story aired on CHCH News, Hamilton city councillor Sam Merulla attacked our reporter Diana Weeks on social media and in response, CHCH News is filing a complaint with the integrity commissioner.Meanwhile, Merulla says he stands by his statements.In response to a post by Diana Weeks Merulla tweeted “thanks to your incompetence and incomplete reporting, my daughter, wife, and assistant were threatened. You are a poor excuse for a reporter. Next time provide my comments rather than cut and paste “expletive”.The story aired last week and discussed the heated debate during the council meeting Wednesday about the violence at Pride and yellow vest protests.Joey Coleman, an independent journalist at City Hall shared that online comment and condemned Merulla’s response. Merulla fired back saying “I haven’t targeted you because you’re so irrelevant!” Joey then said “you shouldn’t be targeting anyone”Merulla added, “for the record, if you target or anyone targets my family and employee, I will be targeting you.”Councillor Merulla wasn’t available to speak on camera today but he did respond to some of our questions through an email saying it was after the CHCH story that he began receiving threats referencing the report. He told us that police are now providing security outside his house in response.When it comes to the attack online, Mike Katrycz, the vice president of news at CHCH, is in the process of filing a formal complaint with the city’s integrity commissioner.“He chose to publicly berate and bully one of our reporters which is completely unacceptable to us and also to the code of conduct that city councillors are supposed to abide by and apparently even Twitter.”Some people online have shared this photo saying Twitter banned one of Merulla’s accounts due to “abusive behavior.”The councillor told us that he voluntarily deactivated his accounts due to chronic harassment.While some on social media responded to Merulla saying “you and your family should not be threatened.” Others jumped to the defense of Diana calling this “a disgusting attack by a sitting councillor”. And that any concerns should have been taken up with CHCH.“We’re here to do a job. Our reporter was doing a job. If Sam Merulla had a problem with it he could have easily contacted me or anybody else at the station and we could have dealt with it then.” said Katrycz.When asked why Merulla turned to social media he said “the damage she did was public and not private. Hence, I acted accordingly to ensure the safety of my family.”
by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 5, 2016 3:56 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 6, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Farmers concerned carbon pricing could raise their input and output costs REGINA – The National Farmers Union says it supports steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but is concerned that Ottawa’s proposed carbon pricing could hurt producers.NFU President Jan Slomp says farmers could end up paying more for inputs, such as fuel or fertilizer, as well as outputs, if companies that buy grain pass along their carbon tax to farmers.“I, myself, am very concerned that livestock is put in the doghouse here,” Slomp said in a phone interview from his home in Courtenay, B.C.According to Agriculture Canada’s website, 10 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions are from crop and livestock production, excluding emissions from the use of fossil fuels or from fertilizer production.Carbon dioxide is released during soil cultivation, methane is associated with cattle and livestock manure, and nitrous oxide comes from using fertilizer and manure.Slomp also said there are concerns about a cap and trade system, in which industries are allotted permits for emissions that they can buy and sell.“The first thing is that we might not get real reductions of greenhouse gas emissions,” he said.“And the second one is that we have a disproportionate heavy load carried by people that don’t have the economic power or clout to be winners in this trading scheme.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that the federal Liberal government will establish a floor price on carbon pollution of $10 a tonne in 2018, rising to $50 a tonne by 2022.Trudeau said the federal government will implement a price in any province or territory that doesn’t have either a carbon price or a cap-and-trade system in place by 2018.Slomp said that at this point the NFU is not favouring one idea or the other. The union is just concerned about achieving real emissions reductions and that the costs “are borne fairly and not offloaded on the weakest link.”“We definitely need to have a protection of small-scale producers that they don’t end up being subjected to all kinds of rules and regulations that don’t leave them any room,” he said.The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities said a lot of farmers are already struggling with production costs.Association president Ray Orb said it’s not fair that they could end up absorbing the costs of a carbon tax too.“We’re worried about that,” said Orb.“We think that farmers have done enough already as far as mitigating greenhouse gas emissions — particularly with zero till farming, they sequestered a lot of carbon into the soil. And if anything, farmers should qualify for some kind of credit and should be recognized for that.”Orb said the association and farmers should be consulted before the plan goes any further.Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett said earlier this week that farmers will require special consideration as the carbon pricing regulations take effect, because of the additional expenses they will incur.
The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health includes new policies and ground-breaking partnerships from 40 countries and over 100 international organizations, philanthropic foundations, UN agencies, civil society and the private sector.“The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, which I am proud to launch today, will help to build resilient and healthy societies,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “We have shown that our partnership can yield concrete results. I, and the entire UN system, remain dedicated to saving and improving the lives of the most vulnerable amongst us.”The commitments, which are expected to grow significantly in the coming years, include $3.3 billion from the United States, $2.6 billion from Canada, $2.5 billion from Sweden, $1.3 billion from Germany, $420 million from Norway, $326 million from the Netherlands, and $300 million from the Republic of Korea. The Strategy builds on 15 years of progress under the Millennium Development Goals and the Every Woman Every Child movement, a partnership launched in 2010 to mobilize and intensify international and national action by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women and children.Earlier this year, Mr. Ban said such preventable deaths could be ended within a generation with political commitment, an increase in financing and strong partnership.He noted that remarkable progress had already been made on preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission, increasing availability of oral rehydration therapy for treating infant diarrhoea, exclusive breastfeeding and in post-natal care for women, as well as increasing professional maternity care, family planning, childhood vaccinations, and prenatal care.Today’s announcement comes on the heels of the adoption by world leaders on Friday of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to wipe out extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.
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BirthsSOUTHWEST WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTEREricha H. and Ryan D. Anderson, Vancouver, a boy, Nolan W., May 1, 7 pounds, 1 ounce.Tori L. Hunter and John L. Tolleth, Washougal, a boy, Mason A. Tolleth, April 28, 7 pounds, 7 ounces.Julie A. and Richard W. Niemi, Battle Ground, a girl, Marla Lorraine, May 12, 7 pounds, 12 ounces.Desi A. and Colby A. Sanders, Vancouver, a boy, Crue Aldon, May 12, 6 pounds, 5 ounces.LEGACY SALMON CREEK MEDICAL CENTERAmanda M. Fletcher and Karter D. Jones, Yacolt, a girl, Grace May, April 19, 5 pounds.Marriage dissolutionsDECREES GRANTEDAnglin, Alzada and Dominique.Beaver, Shelly Victoria and Glen Lee. Woman’s name changed to Hubbard.Capps, Kymberlee and Robert. Woman’s name changed to Mann.Cothern, Annalisa and Paul Joe. Woman’s name changed to Becker.Coughlin, Kimberly M. and Daniel T. Woman’s name changed to Chambers.Davis, Kirk Allen and Cynthia Jean.Eastman, Ronda L. and William Penn.Evans, Josephine B. and Burt Weldon. Woman’s name changed to Matheson.Field, Chandra and Troy.France, Judeen Deana and Daniel Edward.Francis, Chris and Donnale. Woman’s name changed to Michael.Greeninger, Raylen and Fussell, Stacy.Hatch, Dennis Glen and Cynthia Ann.Helmers, Kenneth Ray and Tamey Ruth.Hughes, Andrea and Ronald. Woman’s name changed to Atkinson.Isaacson, Evie and Bryan. Woman’s name changed to Williams.Kinney, Christeen and Terry Lee.Kolafa, Giovanina Maria and Gregory Lawrence.Locke, Kari E. and John C.Lukens, Rene Deann and Michael Thomas.Mentzer, Lisa A. and Daryl R.Minnick, Michael Walter and Marianne Diena. Woman’s name changed to Ahlberg.Moritt, Shelley J. and Terry Alan.Neal, Heidi P. and Ause, Neal L.Niemeyer, Mischelle L. and Rick James.Price Jr., Craig A. and Price, Lynndee Jean.Reid, Danny E. and Kathy Edwards.Rodriguez, JoAnn M. Carter and Dorian M. Woman’s name changed to Carter.Shadder, Michael Anthony and Bethany Jo.Shulikova, Irina and Yakov. Woman’s name changed to Polykova.Skeele, Kellie K. and Peter B. Woman’s name changed to Scarlett.Stephens, Andrew Stuart Paul and Ona Christine. Woman’s name changed to Gustafson.Sulieman, Nuha Amjad and Amjad Ali. Woman’s name changed to Handoush.Thompson, Stephanie and Timothy.Valentine, Cara T. and Leigh K.Vejo, Margarita and Fuad.DECLARATION CONCERNING VALIDITY OF MARRIAGECox, Jessica and Wilder, Brett Bradley Donley.PETITIONS FILEDAbbe, Melissa D. and Abbe Jr., Durland E.Danley, Taylor and Jennifer.Davidson, Timothy Sean and Sarah Diane.Horowitz, Michael Aaron and Lindsy N.Michaud, Derek James and Stephanie Lee.York, Christopher R. and Kuribayashi, Nanae.Court sentencingsThe Columbian’s policy is to publish all Clark County Superior Court felony sentencings, as provided by the Clark County Clerk’s Office. DC signifies that the defendant has entered drug court. Addresses are provided by the courts and might have changed by the time of sentencing. Misdemeanor sentencings, provided by District Court, are published for the following crimes: DUI (driving under the influence), DWS/revoked (driving while license is suspended or revoked), theft-3 (third-degree theft), and assault-4 (fourth-degree assault). If the defendant is sentenced for other misdemeanors at the same time, those offenses are also listed. Money figures represent fines.Judges: Roger Bennett, John Hagensen, John Nichols, James Swanger, Ed Poyfair, Barbara Johnson, James Rulli, Vernon Schreiber, Ken Eiesland, Robert Lewis, Richard Melnick, Darvin Zimmerman, Diane Woolard, Scott A. Collier, John Wulle, Jeff Whitteman, Greg Gonzales and Kelli Osler. Court Commissioners: Carin Schienberg, Amy Swingen, Kelli Osler, Alison Greene, Suzan Clark, Dan Stahnke, Clayton Spencer, Sonya Langsdorf and Mary Arden. SUPERIORBachman, Georgeanne Faye, 30, 3801 N.E. Royal View, 181 days, possession of methamphetamine. (Wulle, May 19)Bartoldus, Deborah Jean, also known as Cole, Deborah Jean, 49, 10804 N.E. Highway 99, 60 days, harassment–death threats. (Wulle, May 19)Galligan, Robert Edward, 53, no address, 24 months, two counts possession of heroin. (Woolard, May 14)Hernandez, Kirk Michael, 21, 405 N.E. 63rd St., 90 days, malicious mischief-2. (Wulle, May 19)Kiely, Michael Gerald, 20, 821 N.E. 156th Ave., 90 days, identity theft-2. (Wulle, May 19)Lanphar, Tim James, 39, no address, 26.8 months, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, attempted residential burglary, attempted burglary-2 and two counts theft of a motor vehicle. (Wulle, May 19)Plakio, Alonzo Lewis, 23, no address, 60 days, burglary-2. (Wulle, May 19)DISTRICTAvery, Brittany Elaine, 21, Chehalis, 1 day, $200, DWS/revoked. (Hagensen, May 17)Finstad, Kimberly Ann, 23, 2817 Neals Lane, 2 days, $200, DWS/revoked. (Osler, May 17)Friand, David Henry, 60, 1117 N.E. 125th Ave., 10 days, $150, theft-3. (Osler, May 12)Johnson, Kevin E., 38, 2308 N.E. 219th St., Ridgefield, 2 days, $100. (Hagensen, May 12)McCray, Kelsey Callista, 23, 8411 Lieser Court, 30 days, $200, theft-3. (Hagensen, May 17)Pattison, Debra Rae, 54, 520 N.E. 112th Ave., 120 days, $400, theft-3. (Osler, May 19)Pelote, Avery Jerome, 20, Portland, 1 day, $100, DWS/revoked. (Hagensen, May 11)Reeves, Jeremy Dean, 25, 2000 N.E. Bridge Creek Ave., 180 days, $500. (Hagensen, May 17)Tetrick, John R., 53, 212 N.E. 121st Ave., 3 days, $100, DSW/revoked. (Osler, May 17)Turner, Diana Kay, 56, 8713 N.E. 130th Ave., 1 day, $100, DWS/revoked. (Osler, May 17)Walker, Harry Curtis, 40, 13101 N.E. 33rd Circle, 13 days, $700, DWS/revoked. (Osler, May 12)
Gracias al cantante @pitbull x prestar avión privado para trasladar pacientes de cáncer de PR a USA para q puedan tomar quimio @DeptSaludPR— Jenniffer González (@Jenniffer2012) September 26, 2017Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, told the New York Daily News that he was glad to help those who needed it most after Hurricane Maria devastated the country.“Thank God we’re blessed to help. Just doing my part,” he said in a statement to the paper. (WSVN) – Miami’s own Pitbull is sending his private plane to Puerto Rico to retrieve cancer patients so they can continue their chemotherapy treatment in the United States.Puerto Rico’s congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzales thanked the rapper in a Twitter post on Tuesday.“Thank you @pitbull for lending your private plane to move cancer patients from PR to USA so that they can get chemo,” she wrote in Spanish. Mr. Worldwide is not the only famous start stepping up to help the hurricane-ravaged island. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban loaned the team’s plane to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico, and rapper Daddy Yankee donated $2 million to hurricane relief efforts for the country.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate’s planned vote this week on a fiscal 2016 military construction-veterans affairs spending bill won’t save Congress any time putting together a year-end omnibus, and largely will allow lawmakers to show their support for the politically popular measure.“This is simply an opportunity for all senators to advocate for their ideas by debating, amending and passing a stand-alone appropriations measure on the Senate floor for the first time since 2011,” said Stephen Worley, a spokesman for the Senate Appropriations Committee.Senate leaders are hoping to approve the bill Tuesday evening, but even assuming it passes as expected, House and Senate appropriators still will need to hash out differences between the two chambers’ versions they aim to complete an omnibus with all 12 spending bills by Dec. 11, when the current continuing resolution expires. The final milcon bill almost certainly will differ from the one the Senate considers this week, reported CQ.Still, passing the measure likely will have some practical benefits. The military construction-veterans affairs title may be used as the legislative vehicle for the FY 2016 omnibus expected to advance next month, although Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has not said what he is planning. When Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced last week that Democrats had reached an agreement with the GOP to take up the bill, he indicated it would serve as the vehicle for an omnibus.Senate passage of the measure also would help McConnell fulfill his pledge to allow for open and orderly consideration of an appropriations bill — just later than he hoped, according to the story.The Senate’s original $77.6 billion measure would provide $8.1 billion for military construction and family housing programs, representing a $1.3 billion boost over FY 2015 funding but almost $355 billion below the administration’s request.
Complete unofficial election results for the Kenai Peninsula with all precincts reporting:Incumbent Mike Chenault (R) wins House District 29 with 76.72% to Rocky Knudsen’s (D) 22.46%.Incumbent Kurt Olson (R) wins House District 30 with 73.71% to Shauna Thornton’s (D) 25.76%.Incumbent Peter Micciche (R) wins Senate District O with 77.4% to Eric Treider’s (Independent) 22.01%.Incumbent Paul Seaton (R), running unopposed, keeps House District 31 with 97.19%.Louise Stutes (R) wins House District 32 with 56.75% to Jerry McCune’s (D) 42.93%.Incumbent Gary Lee Stevens (R) wins Senate District P with 72.67% to Robert “Moose” Henrichs’ (D) 26.92%.
Nellore: Indian Red Cross Society, Kavali Sub-branch organised a blindfold walk in the town on Sunday creating awareness of cornea donation. Convener Dr B Ravi Kumar said that there are around 25 lakh blind persons due to cornea related problems, only 41,000 are donating cornea every year. RCS chairman D Ravi Prakash said that they had organised blindfold walk in the town to highlight the difficulties of the blind. He said they are going to conduct various activities for a fortnight in association with District Blindness Control Society, Modern Eye Bank, and other non-government organisations for creating awareness on cornea donation
Stay on target Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on SwitchPlay These Nintendo Switch Games Before ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield&… When I reviewed Gonner on Nintendo Switch a few months ago I called it “Tim Burton’s Super Meat Boy.” And while I stand by that comparison, I may have spoken a little too soon. The End is Nigh is also a super tight and tough 2D platformer with a creepy cute cartoon art style. But it was also co-developed by Edmund McMillen (along with Tyler Glaiel), one of the actual creators of Super Meat Boy. Regardless of whether or not it deserves my dumb analogy, The End is Nigh adds a cool cerebral edge to breakneck brutal platforming.If Super Meat Boy was a cheery snarky cartoon for the real-life Bart Simpsons of the world, The End is Nigh goes fully into the M-rated teenage nihilism end of the Newgrounds spectrum. You play as a tumorous little blob named Ash (voiced by Red Letter Media’s Rich Evans of all hilarious people) scouring his blighted post-apocalyptic world for friends and video game cartridges to entertain himself.The different environments feel distinct, from oceans of acid urine to harsh deserts. But they are united by a magnificently miserable monochrome art style, like all the joy has been sucked away along with the color. It’s great for anyone who wishes Limbo’s haunting silhouettes were more unapologetically vulgar. In a way, it feels like the missing link between Super Meat Boy and McMillen’s other smash scatalogical hit The Binding of Isaac.AdChoices广告That applies to the gameplay as well. Meat Boy would constantly die because he, and the player, loved flinging himself at danger to succeed, and then always trying again when he failed. It was a mark of pride to see all of your previous deaths play out at once before a victory. There’s a slight philosophical shift in The End is Nigh. Here you constantly die because that’s just the nature of your awful world. You should expect it, you shouldn’t be afraid of it, but maybe you should think a little more about how to avoid it.The End is Nigh gives you pitch-perfect precise platforming physics and fluid controls, so it expects you to use them. Angling yourself just the right amount in the air can mean the difference between a safe landing and death by spikes. Unlike Meat Boy, you can’t scale walls forever by jumping. Instead, you have to look out for carefully placed hooks to hold onto. It’s just one way the gameplay is more about methodically observing patterns and solving the jump puzzles rather than winning through sheer skillful acrobatics. Hop on enemy heads to cross a chasm. Wait in the poison cloud for just the right amount of time. Navigate towers as they collapse.The game even features some light exploratory backtracking. Levels are largely single-screen obstacle courses but they all exist in a linear interconnected world. And if you go out through the entrance of one level you appear at the end of the previous level. Working your way backwards like this is the only way to grab some especially tricky collectibles.Unfortunately, there’s no way to individually select levels. You have to go through the entire world. And if you warp back to an earlier world without finishing the one you started, you have to tediously start back at the beginning. Levels are short and fun enough to replay, especially on the go with Nintendo Switch, but this is a very frustrating choice/oversight for a game this challenging.And honestly, as deviously clever and mechanically satisfying as The End is Nigh can be, it just made me want to go back and revisit the raw platforming thrills of Super Meat Boy. It made me wish the Switch version of that game, or its upcoming sequel, was out right now. Think of The End is Nigh as a cool B-side of a game from McMillen.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/51. The End is Nigh is a new brutal 2D platformer for one of the creators of Super Meat Boy.2. Jump through magnificently miserable monochrome worlds.3. Challenges are typically more puzzle-focused, forcing you to pay attention to the environment and patterns.4. Levels are also interconnected, allowing you to backtrack for secrets.5. Still, we prefer the raw platforming thrills of Super Meat Boy compared to this B-side.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
Kolkata: Stressing the importance of increasing the green cover in the city, Member Mayor-in-Council (Parks & Gardens) Debasish Kumar on Wednesday urged all the councillors to plant as many trees as possible in their respective wards.He assured them the civic body is ready to supply as many trees as the councillors’ demand.”You are requested to inform me seven days in advance, regarding the requirement of trees that you want to plant in parks or any other available space for the sake of beautification. Monsoon is the time for tree plantation as the rain assists in growth of the trees. We are ready to supply as many trees as per your requirement,” Kumar said responsding to a proposal from Leader of Left Front Ratna Roy Majumder at the monthly meeting of the KMC on observance of Forest Week in July. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsKumar said Kolkata figures among the list of 100 cities across the globe that is facing anenvironmental threat.”It is high time for us to realize the importance of green cover in the city. The city has been witnessing a constant conflict between environment and urbanisation. We are constantly thinking about overhauling of water supply, drainage system and complaining about a plethora of problems we face in our daily life. I admit, these are all utilitarian services. But, if we remain indifferent to the environment, then we are simply calling our own doom,” he maintained. He added that the KMC has been doing plantation under the instructions of botanists, who have been Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedrecruited in the civic body under the Trinamool Congress board.”We are concentrating on fruit bearing trees to attract birds. There was a time when a scientific method of plantation was overlooked and trees like Krishachura, Radhachura that are not deep rooted were planted.They are getting uprooted whenever there is a storm and there have been cases of deaths too owing to the fall of big trees. We are now planting trees that do not grow very big but have deep roots,” Kumar said.He pointed out that the Army has not given the nod to the civic body to plant trees in the Maidan area and urged councillors to identify spaces in their respective wards for plantation.
News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. May 5, 2017 — IBA announced that building works have begun on the Proton Therapy Center ParTICLe – Belgium’s first center for proton therapy. ParTICLe, short for Particle Therapy Interuniversity Center Leuven, is a clinical and scientific collaboration between five university hospitals.Currently, Belgian patients eligible for proton therapy have to travel abroad for treatment; usually to Germany, Switzerland or France. It is expected that Belgian patients will now be able to receive proton therapy in their home country by mid-2019.The new center will utilize IBA’s Proteus One compact intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT) system, which is smaller, more affordable, and easier to install and operate.Prof. Karin Haustermans, head of the Department of Radiation Oncology in UZ Leuven, said “Despite the enormous technical advances in radiation for cancer treatment, we still see too many patients who relapse or have permanent side effects. Sometimes when healthy radiation-sensitive tissues are too close to the tumor; it is almost impossible to irradiate them without compromising the quality of life of the patient. Proton therapy provides more protection to healthy tissue, and reduces the risk of secondary cancer caused by the radiation itself.”For more information: www.iba-worldwide.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | May 05, 2017 Work Starts on Belgium’s First Proton Therapy Center Proton Therapy Center ParTICLe in Leuven will feature IBA’s Proteus One system News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Related Content Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more
An undated Flesch family photo. Courtesy of the Flesch family UPDATE: According to Steve Flesch’s sister Nikki Lannert’s Facebook page, Steve died this morning.On April 2, a 31-year-old traveler from the U.S. was robbed and shot in the head in Desamparados, a suburb south of San José. He was taken to the public San Juan de Dios Hospital in the capital’s downtown, where doctors labeled him “XXX muchacho” – the equivalent of John Doe – and placed him in a medically induced coma in an effort to save his brain.For the rest of the day, XXX muchacho lay unconscious and unidentified. Then another day went by. And another. And another.On the fifth day, two worried men showed up at the hospital, and when they looked at XXX muchacho, they recognized him – barely. It was Steve Flesch of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Their old travel buddy. They had recently shared the adventure of a lifetime – a five-day kayaking trip. Now they could hardly look at him.On April 8, the day Steve was found, his parents Don and Sharon got the worst call of their lives. At 2:30 a.m. the day after, they flew to Costa Rica to be with their ailing son. And over the next month – as police worked to arrest five gang members in connection with the shooting – the Flesches stayed at Steve’s side. They watched as he breathed with a ventilator, developed pneumonia and battled bacterial infections. Through it all, doctors had kept Steve unconscious.“It’s been a nightmare,” Sharon Flesch said Monday afternoon. She had just come from a meeting with a hospital lawyer. Before Steve could be airlifted back to the United States, the family would have to pay his medical bills, which amounted to tens of thousands of dollars.On Monday, Sharon and Don said they were aware their son’s health is fragile, possibly too fragile for transport. They were told his odds of recovering were long. But they hoped there was a chance.“We hope he gets rid of the pneumonia, but even if he does, he’ll have some serious issues with his brain,” Sharon said on Monday. She had been crying, but now she paused and seemed to brighten. “Unless he’s one of those miracle cases, which we hope he is,” she said. “If anyone can do it, it’ll be Steve.”On Tuesday morning, his older sister, Nikki Lannert posted on her Facebook page, “Some very sad news this morning, Steve Flesch passed away fighting the battle of his life. He fought to the very end and is in a happier place now. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and kind words during the last month. Please continue to pray for my parents.”Steve grew up in Wisconsin attending a Lutheran church, and he developed passions for gardening, cooking, traveling and golf. He spent his summers working as a caddie, saving up money to purchase his own duplex and travel abroad.“Costa Rica was his 42nd country in four years,” said Lannert. “He was a very experienced traveler, which is why I’m surprised that he would wind up in the wrong place.” Steve Flesch, an experienced traveler, visited 42 countries before he was murdered in April in the San José suburb of Desamparados. Courtesy of the Flesch family Facebook Comments Just how Steve wound up in Torremolinos, a slum of Desamparados known for its high crime rate and consequent lack of tourists, is still a mystery. His mother believes he may have been trying to find a dentist, which was his reason for returning by himself to San José a couple of days before his flight home.Whatever he was doing in that neighborhood, his mom would never expect her street-smart, 6-foot-3 son to end up in a bad situation. “But you don’t get away from a gun,” she said.Before the incident, Steve had stayed at Costa Rica Backpackers, a hostel in downtown San José, for three nights. On April 2, he left the hostel in the middle of the day with his laptop and passport, but the rest of his belongings remained in his room, where he had planned to stay another night. Three days later, he had not claimed his things or settled up his $22 room tab. His stuff had to be placed in storage, according to a hostel employee who asked to remain anonymous. It seemed as though the backpacker had simply disappeared.A handful of witnesses knew better. On April 2, at approximately 1:30 p.m. in Torremolinos, Flesch was assaulted by five men, according to a report by the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ). Witnesses reported that when the five men attempted to rob Flesch, he fought them. That’s when they took him to an alley, shot him in the back of the head and made off with all of his belongings, according to OIJ investigator Jorge Chávez. Someone called 911, and an ambulance arrived somewhere between a half-hour and an hour later, Chávez said. He wasn’t sure why it took so long.On April 30, the OIJ arrested five men – two 19-year-old adults and three minors (aged 15, 16 and 17) – in connection with the assault, which has now turned into a homicide charge. Chávez said that the men are part of a well-known gang in the area that is linked to numerous other crimes. The men have been charged, Chavéz said, and will make their initial appearance in court “soon.”The Flesches are relieved that Costa Rican police have made arrests and charges have been filed. They are less impressed with U.S. authorities.If the U.S. Embassy did anything to find or help Steve Flesch, his mother doesn’t know about it. Instead, she thanks two of his travel partners – Kyle and Ray – whom his sister Nikki found on Facebook. After she contacted them, the two men abandoned their travels and hopped a four-hour bus to San José to conduct the search.A trip to the embassy yielded no news, so the two friends started trying hospitals. It was Kyle and Ray who wound up at Flesch’s bedside at San Juan de Dios. When Sharon and Don flew to San José the next morning, it was Kyle and Ray who greeted them at the airport with a sign – not the embassy official the couple had been told to expect. “They were our angels,” said Sharon. “Why the embassy couldn’t have found him, I don’t know.”Once the Flesches found their son, they had decisions to make about his care. They sought advice from the embassy and say they were told that a public hospital like San Juan de Dios would cost them nothing. (U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Evelyn Ardón declined to comment on the case, citing a privacy law.) Based on the advice, the Flesches opted not to transfer their son to a private hospital. Now they wish they had known better.After a month of observing their son in the public hospital, the Flesches decided he would be best cared for back home. Sharon, a nurse, was particularly worried that her son was not being turned on his side frequently enough, and might be developing bedsores. When the Flesches asked about airlifting their son back to the U.S., they were told they’d first have to pay the hospital bill.To help pay the debt, Flesch’s cousin Becca Vance started a crowd-funding campaign Friday with gofundme.com. She set the funding goal to $75,000, hoping to cover the estimated $35,000-$50,000 airlift home with some extra to cover medical expenses upon her uninsured cousin’s return.By mid-afternoon on Monday, the campaign had a little more than $2,000, said Vance in an interview from Wisconsin. “Actually, it just got $20 more since we have been on the phone,” she said.Vance says the biggest reaction has come from backpacking and travel communities that have heard Flesch’s story. “They have met Steve or they just took a trip and they know that this could have been them,” she said. “There are just lots of people who it is striking a chord with, and they are spreading it through their various communities.”Upon hearing about U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Costa Rica, the Flesches started writing letters, hoping maybe the president could also help their son. The only response from the U.S. that the family has gotten is from Pennsylvania, where two congressmen began working with the State Department to secure Steve’s release.Although the family had agonized over the decision, they had hoped that in the next couple of days they would be able to pay the hospital bill and get Steve back to the U.S.“We want to get him back home, where there is consistent, high-quality nursing care,” his mother said. “If he dies on the flight, he dies on the flight. At least we can say we did something for him.”But that chance never came. Steve died at 31.This story was updated at 1:24 p.m. on Tuesday. Related posts:U.S. tourist bleeds to death from gunshot wounds while waiting for ambulance in Costa Rica Murdered Costa Rican conservationist had been chased by AK-47-wielding poachers Lawyer in Crucitas fight goes to court for defamation charges Government won’t commit to closing Crucitas gold mine
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