Greece celebrates 1821 National Day with style

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Celebrations marking Greek National Day of Independence were held throughout Greece on Wednesday, with the main military parade in central Athens and local school parades in all parts of the country.Official proceedings in Athens started with Archbishop Ieronymos leading a commemorative church service at the church of Agios Dionisios in Kolonaki in the presence of Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and other senior political leaders and officials.Tens of thousands of school students  took part in commemorative parades throughout Greece. In Athens, the Parade took place in front of the Monument for the Unknown Solider in Syntagma while in Thessaloniki it took place on Alexander the Great Avenue. The Greek President , Karolos Papoulias, in a statement issued after the parade, said that “today we are celebrating the greatest day of the modern Greek nation, when, as a people, with hope, passion and a vision as their sole weapon, they rose up for their liberty.”The message of the 1821 uprising, Papoulias stressed, was that when the Greeks are all united by an ideal and a purpose, they succeed in their goal, adding that this message was exceptionally timely today in the face of the global financial crisis.“We will overcome this crisis as well, with determination, and with the thought that we have overcome other crises as well and they did not bring us to our knees,” the president said.“It is certain that this economic crisis will not bring us to our knees, despite the fact that many strata of the Greek society are going through hard times,” Papoulias said while expressing optimism that the future will be better.Greek Prime Minister, Costas Karamanlis, said in his statement that Wednesday’s anniversary was a day of national remembrance but also of contemplation.He said that now the country was facing the impact of an international financial crisis of unprecedented depth and extent, and could only follow the road of those who were being honoured today, those who did their duty and turned over a free and proud homeland to the future generations.“The duty of our generation is to turn over to our children a stronger Greece, a more just and human society. All together, with unity and solidarity, we can succeed in this,” Karamanlis added.George Papandreou, assured the nation that “we deserve, and can do, better”, noting that “we serve the timeless values and principles such as freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and social solidarity”.The PASOK leader claimed that it was certain that “we can create a well-governed state” that “protects the citizens and his rights”.last_img read more

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Money to Burn Poll Should You Buy a William Shatner Halloween Mask

first_img Halloween (the horror movie not the holiday) is a classic. As arguably the first example of the now gigantic slasher movie horror subgenre, it’s legitimately important to cinema. Without slasher movies, how could filmmakers with a nonexistent budget still deliver frights to horny teenagers taking their dates to movie theaters?There’s no character more important to a slasher movie than the slasher himself, and Halloween stars the iconic silent psychopath Michael Myers. As soon as this mute monster started butchering his own Illinois family with a knife in 1978, movies would never be the same. Plus, he was fantastic in Austin Powers.The key component of Michael “The Shape” Myers’ look is his haunting mask. The series is called Halloween after all. But while the face may just look like a generic pale person’s face with the eyes cut out and some brown hair tossed on, the truth is much more bold. Apparently Myers loves Star Trek as much as he hates his sister because his mask is actually a Captain Kirk/William Shatner mask that’s just been put through the ringer because of all the killing.Every Halloween (the holiday not the movie) store worth its salt will sell your a Michael Myers mask. But if you really want your costume to be authentic should you go the extra mile and buy a William Shatner mask if you have Money to Burn? Let us know! Should You Buy a William Shatner Halloween Mask?Yes (Money!)No (Burn!)VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comShould You Buy a William Shatner Halloween Mask?Money to Burn is Geek.com’s ongoing series of polls. We put up a geeky auction or sales listing, talk about it, and leave it up to you whether or not the physical item is worth buying (Money) or is just cheap trash (Burn). And of course you should leave a comment explaining your rationale. Then be sure to keep coming back to Geek.com to vote in the latest poll. Dispose of that income, you dorks! Money to Burn: Should You Buy Mac Tonight Merch?Money to Burn Poll: Should You Buy a Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller? Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Go Titan Shifting With This Attack on Titan Gift Guide

first_imgStay on target Attack on Titan is one of the hottest anime properties out there, so you’ve no doubt at least seen part of an episode, the characters themselves, or the Titans. You may even have friends who are totally into the show. Whether you’re acquainted with the weird world of Titans and those who seek to kill them and keep the world safe, you can probably use some help picking out a gift for a fan (or maybe even yourself.)Scouting Regiment Wings of Freedom BackpackShow your love for Attack on Titan with this awesome and utilitarian backpack with the Scouting Regiment’s logo emblazoned on the front.Character Rubber Bracelet SetWhich character is your favorite? Rep them with these rubber bracelets, each featuring a specific character.Attack on Titan Giant Tea Strainer and MugWhen you steep yourself a delicious cup of tea, don’t fear! The giant is actually making things better and more delicious behind the wall. Pretty cool!Scouting Regiment WatchWant to show off your love for Attack on Titan in a way that’s decidedly less geeky than most of the other choices on this list? No one ever thinks to check out a watch. You might wanna go with this idea.Colossal Titan Attack T-ShirtThe Colossal Titan is an impressive sight, so wear it everywhere you go and let everyone know which one your favorite is.Survey Corps Eren HoodieWear this hoodie and be awesome, just don’t pose like this dude is. Wearing the hoodie is cool enough.Roleplay SwordNow you can have your own maneuver gear and sword just like the characters in Attack on Titan!Attack on Titan MonopolyEveryone loves Monopoly, and now you can get an Attack on Titan-themed game board! You probably wouldn’t be building hotels in the anime world, but whatever. Get all this fun for $29.77.Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition 1This is the definitive version of the manga, and it’s a lot bigger, to boot!Eren’s Key NecklaceThis special necklace is at the heart of Attack on Titan, and now you can wear it everywhere you go. This killer necklace will up your style and giant killing game!Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Best Anime On HuluThis Might Be Attack On Titan’s Goriest Moment Of The Series So Far last_img read more

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11 Forgotten Vertigo Comics That Would Make Awesome TV Shows

first_img Geeksplainer: ‘Swamp Thing’Preacher’s Goin’ to Kill Gran’ma, BRB Stay on target Pour one out for Vertigo. Despite being relaunched just last year, DC has officially announced that in January 2020 the 26-year-old mature comic book imprint will be no more. Last year when Preacher entered its third season, we figured it was only a matter of time before other Vertigo books made it to television like Y: The Last Man, Lucifer, Constantine, and iZombie. But now that the Vertigo name is being retired and absorbed back into DC proper, we want new Vertigo shows now more than ever to keep the spirit of the line alive.There are plenty of Vertigo books out there that could support a TV series no problem. Come with us on a dive through the long boxes as we spotlight eleven series that are just waiting to be offered a development deal.The Crusades2001 series The Crusades, created by writer Steven T. Seagle and artist Kelley Jones, has one of those concepts that’s so easy to pitch it’s ridiculous: an 11th-century knight shows up in modern-day San Francisco to deliver justice to the streets. It’s a compelling take on vigilante justice, with a well-developed supporting cast trying to make sense of the insane events going on around them and some propulsive plotlines. It weaves drama and satire together in an edgy way that would fit in perfectly in today’s age of prestige TV. Image recently reprinted the series in a pair of hardcover volumes, so who knows – maybe they’ll end up on some studio exec’s desk.RevolverThis original graphic novel by Matt Kindt has more than enough story in it to float a TV series of multiple seasons. Newspaperman Sam goes through the worst day of his life when avian flu breaks out, Seattle is destroyed by a dirty bomb, and he accidentally kills his boss’s ex-boyfriend. He goes to sleep and wakes up in a world where none of that happened. This kicks off a mad pendulum where he lives every day twice – once in the nightmare reality and once in relative normalcy. Eventually, he meets another person experiencing the same bizarre effect, and things get even wilder.The ExtremistPrestige TV is really pushing the envelope when it comes to sex and violence, but I wonder if they could ever go as far as 1993 Vertigo miniseries The Extremist, created by Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy with art by Ted McKeever. When Judy Tanner’s husband Jack dies, she discovers that he had a double life wrapped in leather in her city’s filthiest sex clubs – and was also an assassin for a mysterious order of hedonists. She dons his outfit and takes up his perversion where he left off, only to be dropped head-first into a dark world that has her challenging everything she knows.Proposition PlayerWritten by Bill Willingham, this miniseries had a great hook: main character Joey Martin is a card shark brought in to make games more interesting in Vegas casinos. Things get weird when he wins a bet that secures him the souls of 32 other people. When they start dying suddenly, Martin finds himself being bargained with by the forces of Heaven and Hell to claim his winnings. With an angel and a devil at his side, our humble gambler needs to unravel the very spiritual mechanisms that keep our world running to get out of this bad bet intact.100 BulletsThis is one that has been circling the development drain for some time, but the only real cross-media exposure Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s 100 Bullets ever got was a canceled video game. Tom Hardy is attached to a film adaptation, but we really don’t think that the movies are the best format for this tangled tale of crime and revenge. The concept is simple: a mysterious man in your life shows up with a handgun and 100 untraceable bullets. You can do anything you want with them with no repercussions, but you also find out the person who is responsible for the worst thing in your life. Do you kill them? Or do you turn that gun around and delve deep into the conspiracy that created it? No, a TV show would be the way to go.DeadendersPost-apocalyptic stories are all over the airwaves right now, but Ed Brubaker’s Deadenders offered a different spin on the concept. A mysterious event blocks all sunlight from reaching the Earth’s surface, causing society to split into rich enclaves with artificial weather and poor ones constantly shrouded in darkness. Teenage drug dealer Beezer starts experiencing bizarre visions of life before the Cataclysm that could be key to unlocking it, but he has to survive his own worst interests first. This wasn’t a big hit when it was released but holds up very well in hindsight.The UnwrittenVertigo has a long history of riffing on pop culture, but one of their most successful attempts was with 2009’s The Unwritten. Tom Taylor’s missing father Wilson is the author of a series of novels about… a young wizard named Tommy Taylor. When he’s kidnapped by an obsessed fan who turns out to be something far worse, it opens a metafictional hole in the world that has Taylor questioning whether he’s a real person at all. It’s a twisted dive through the power of fiction that could work exceptionally well as a TV series.EnigmaPeter Milligan’s early Vertigo series Enigma starred a masked figure with enormous reality-changing powers as he contended with the world around him. His origin was like a horrific parody of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – his religious mother threw him into a well as a baby, and down in the darkness he evolved the ability to survive. He’s joined by a man named Michael Smith who read the Enigma’s adventures as a child, and the pair pokes holes in the fabric of reality as they discover the truth about themselves.Saucer CountryOne of those Vertigo books that didn’t manage to build enough momentum to continue long enough, Paul Cornell’s Saucer Country was a twisted take on the alien abduction formula. New Mexico Governor Arcadia Alvarado has a close encounter with alien life the night before she announces her candidacy for President. The story follows her on the campaign trail as she balances trying to win the votes of the people with getting to the truth about extraterrestrials. A wild supporting cast of UFO nuts of all stripes and a dynamite premise would make this one a TV hit.DMZThe fall of the American empire is on everybody’s minds right now, and Vertigo was there early with Brian Wood’s 2005 series DMZ. When America is racked by a second Civil War, Manhattan turns into a demilitarized zone between the United States and the “Free States Of America.” Aspiring journalist Matty Roth embeds himself in a New York drastically changed but still trying to survive. If you liked the parts of The Walking Dead‘s first season with vacant, dangerous Atlanta, this will be right up your alley. Syfy announced that they’d optioned the series in 2014, and a pilot was in production, but we haven’t heard anything since so we’re not getting our hopes up.The InvisiblesGrant Morrison’s most bizarrely personal work tells the tale of a group of freedom fighters struggling against the oppressive Archons of the Outer Church, a group of extradimensional gods who have already subjugated humanity. It’s a wild trip through the outer limits of human consciousness – the closest TV equivalent right now would probably be Legion – with an unforgettable cast of characters and some truly mind-warping setpieces. A good showrunner would have to be on hand to rein in his excesses. BBC Scotland did at one time option the series for television, but nothing ever came of it.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Update on WWE Network MSG special this Saturday night

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles The upcoming 10/3 WWE live event in New York City at Madison Square Garden that will air live on the WWE Network is scheduled to feature the entire card according to a new report. The last live event special in Japan at Sumo Hall saw two matches get cut from the live feed. Advertised for the MSG special is Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show and The New Day defending the WWE Tag Team Championships against The Dudley Boyz.The official website for Madison Square Garden is also advertising John Cena vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE United States Championship in a Steel Cage match, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus, Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev.The special is being advertised as a two and a half hour live event starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00 CT) and is slated to end around 10:30 p.m. Eastern (9:30 CT). Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, TheGarden.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:55 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Twitter WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Pinterest Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next John Cenacenter_img Seth Rollins Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Out Erick Rowan Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Bayerns performance satisfies Niko Kovac

first_imgThe German Bundesliga giants defeated Nurnberg 3-0 today, just four days before their last UEFA Champions League group matchTwo goals by Robert Lewandoski and one by Franck Ribery let Bayern Munich win 3-0 against Nurnberg today in the German Bundesliga.And for Bavarian coach Niko Kovac, today’s performance is very satisfying.“We allowed them hardly anything over 90 minutes today. We created a lot of chances,” Kovac told the club’s official website.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It was important to keep a clean sheet, not to squander the lead and hurt our confidence by conceding goals.”“Positive results are always important. We’ve won our last three matches, and I’m satisfied with the way we did,” the Croatian added.“I haven’t seen a season like this before. We were lagging a bit last season but the gap is bigger this term. Dortmund won again today,” youngster Joshua Kimmich added.“So the season is really exciting because we aren’t on an upward trend all the time. We’re in a different situation now, and we’ll see if we have the right character in the team.”last_img read more

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County officials asking for publics help as West Nile Virus season approaches

first_img April 16, 2019 Ed Lenderman, Updated: 12:04 PM Posted: April 16, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – If you’re asking if all our rain has helped or hurt the warmer weather-mosquito issue, the answer is the rain has washed away what would have been a standing water problem in many areas.It also means problem areas where it might not have otherwise collected, have you checked that discarded tire leaning up against the garage? What about even the smallest of pots or saucers in your yard or child’s toys laying about? Even discarded water and soda bottles and cans can be an issue.Today, County officials, including Supervisor Greg Cox, along with Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten were urging property owners to do their part as West Nile Virus season arrives with the warmer weather.Vector Control official Chris Conlan told KUSI that even well-maintained ponds and decorative fountains can be a breeding ground and urged people to get mosquito-eating fish, which the County will be supply for free.Check the County’s website sdfightthebite.com for supply locations and other information on breeding prevention.Also, keep an eye out for issues at neighboring properties, including pools that haven’t been attended to. Be sure to call attention to dead birds that may carry the virus.The occasion also allowed officials to urge caution people traveling out of the Country, where the Zika and Dengue Viruses are a problem. County officials asking for public’s help as West Nile Virus season approacheslast_img read more

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Juneau first stop on gay cruises trip around Alaska

first_imgOn Monday afternoon, nearly 2,000 people arrived in Juneau for their first stop on the 30th anniversary RSVP Vacations cruise. The cruise line caters exclusively to gay and lesbian people.The Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, also known as SEAGLA, hosted an event for cruise patrons at the Imperial Saloon downtown. Nearly 200 patrons mingled, drank and played billiards during the two-hour event.RSVP patrons enjoy the drag performances during Monday night’s event. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KTOO)“It’s just important to remember that we are in the community, that we’re neighbors, but also to welcome people who are traveling, who might be looking for community,” says Lauren Tibbitts-Travis, SEAGLA outreach coordinator.She helped organize the event.“It’s one thing to go somewhere that you’ve never been and see the sights, but if you’re going there [and you] immediately identify with [the place], that makes it a much better experience. That’s what we’re trying to do at these events,” Tibbitts-Travis says.SEAGLA decordated the outside of the Imperial with various gradient flags from the LGBT community, including the pride, bisexual, transgender, leather, bear flags. Photo: Lakeidra Chavis/KTOOThis week’s cruise will take tourists to Glacier Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria, British Columbia. Although the passengers are predominantly male, the cruise caters both to gay and lesbian people.Ticket prices ranged from $900 to almost $3,000. Joe Fallon and his husband David Rodes says the cruise was worth it.“We’d never been to Alaska and we’d always wanted to do an Alaska cruise, but a straight cruise never seemed like that much because we figured we’d be with a lot of old people,” Fallon says.Fallon and Rodes, who are both in their late 50s, decided to take the cruise to celebrate paying off their mortgage.“We met working in the same shopping center when we were like 17 and 18 years old.” Fallon says.They’ve been together for 39 years, says Rodes.Both men says they’re most excited to see Glacier Bay.For 47-year old Sam Wilson, he decided to go on the cruise because it’s something his best friend has always wanted to do.“He actually wanted to go for a very long time, and we finally found time to go. We travel a lot, this is like my fourth cruise. I did a couple in the Caribbean and a Mediterranean one, so this was like on the bucket list — definitely one to come and see,” Wilson says.Wilson and his friend have traveled everywhere from Egypt to Greece. He says the cruise is like a party every night and there’s always a chance to meet new people.Halfway through the event, four local drag performers took the dance floor to entertain the crowd. Performer Vanessa LaVoce-Kellie — who preferred to be identified by her stage name — was one of them.For her the event symbolized a larger effort to create a more inclusive community.“I performed tonight because there’s not very many opportunities to do drag here in Juneau; it’s been getting a lot better. We’ve been having more exposure, but any chance that I get to step out in face and give somebody a show, I’ll take it,” La-Voce-Kellie says.For LaVoce-Kellie, the bigger the drag queen presence in Juneau, the better.“These events give people that safe place, and help us to build the conversation for more acceptance and tolerance. The more you can do for love the better,” LaVoce-Kellie says.The cruise left late Monday night to travel to its next destination, Sitka, before making a stop in Glacier Bay.last_img read more

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Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy visits

first_imgWanaparthy: Agriculture Minister Singireddy Niranjan Reddy visited some of the flood-affected villages of Mungaman Dinne, Pechikalapadu, Rangapur and Beechupally along the banks of Krishna river on Monday and supervised the relief and rehabilitation works being provided to the affected.The Minister directed the Revenue, Police and Irrigation officials to constantly monitor the floods in Krishna river and accordingly, take immediate measures to ensure that people from the inundated villages were rescued and at the same time, basic amenities like drinking water, food and temporary tents were provided. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us “With heavy inflows from Jurala project, the low-lying areas of some of the villages in Gadwal, Wanaparthy and Nagarkurnool district have been submerged. We have directed all the mandal Tahsildars to be alert and taken necessary measures so that no untoward incident occurs. Accordingly, the officials are monitoring the situation regularly and shifting the affected to safer areas. Basic facilities like medicines, drinking water and food is also being provided to the affected,” informed Sinigreddy Niranjan Reddy. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Later, the Minister visited Wanaparthy mosque and took part in the Bakrid festival and greeted the Muslims on the occasion. He said this season, there was enough water available and if everything goes as planned, he hoped the Kharif season would get good agriculture yields and the people in the district would get good livelihood within their own villages and earn handful and lead a happy life without the need to migrate to other places for work.last_img read more

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6 killed as buses collide headon

first_imgOne of the buses which has collided with another one on Rangpur-Dinajpur highway on 2 September. Photo: Mainul IslamAt least six people were killed and 50 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses at Seo Bazar in Rangpur city on Sunday, reports UNB.The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.The accident took place when a bus of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) collided head-on with another bus around 12:30pm, leaving four people dead on the spot, said Shariful Islam, officer-in-charge of Detective Branch (North) of Rangpur police.A number of people crowd the spot of the bus crash on Rangpur-Dinajpur highway on 2 September. Photo: Mainul IslamAmong the injured, one was declared dead at Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) while another succumbed to his injures after admission to the hospital, he added.The BRTC bus was heading towards Panchagarh from Bogura while another to Rangpur from Dinajpur, said the DB official.Family members of a victim in Sunday`s bus crash cry outside of Rangpur Medical College Hospital mortuary on 2 September. Photo: Mainul IslamTwenty of the injured were admitted to the RMCH while the remaining ones released after treatment there, he said.Of them, the conditions of some 15 victims were stated to be critical, he added.last_img
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Black Lotus Magic the Gatherings most famous card sells for 27302

first_imgEven though you’re not in middle school anymore and may not have even seen a Magic the Gathering card in years, the game is as big as it has ever been. In fact, thanks to a plethora of trading and collectible card games on iOS and Android, Blizzard’s Hearthstone, and Mojang’s Scrolls, the trading card game genre is experiencing one of its most successful runs. Though Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! are stable, Magic is the king of the crop, which is why its most famous card, the Black Lotus, just sold on eBay for $27,302.The card is from Magic’s first set, Alpha, and received what the seller calls the highest ever graded 9.5 from Beckett Grading Services (BGS). The Black Lotus is part of MtG’s Power Nine, a set of nine cards printed during the early history of the game, and are considered to be the most powerful. The most valuable Black Lotus cards ever printed came from both the Alpha and Beta sets, with the Alpha cards being worth more due to its much more limited print, which is estimated to be only 1,100 copies. The Beta version of the card had around 3,300 copies printed.Though the Black Lotus is the most famous card, another Power Nine compatriot is the most controversial (or funny, depending on how seriously you take MtG). Called Time Walk, the card’s original text simply read “Target player loses next turn,” with the intent of giving the person that plays the card two turns in a row — a ridiculously advantageous situation to begin with. However, a playtester pointed out to Richard Garfield, creator of MtG, that the original wording of the card was a bit ambiguous. “Target player loses next turn” could easily mean that on the target player’s next turn, they lose, as in the game. The Black Lotus, on the other hand, gives a player three mana of any color and costs nothing to play, so it provides an enormous boost during the earlier stages of the game.Throughout the week of the card’s auction, it received 38 bids from 14 bidders, raising the starting price of 99 cents up to the final sale price of $27,302. That near thirty grand won’t exactly give the winner an advantage playing the game, though, as the card is banned in almost every one of MtG’s formats.last_img read more

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Breaking barriers with dance

first_imgTihar Central Jail organised a Kuchipudi dance performance by reowned Kuchipudi exponent Meenu Thakur recently. Tihar Jail complex is the largest jail complex in South Asia. Its main objective is to convert its inmates into ordinary members of society by providing them with useful skills, education and respect for the law. The hail authorities have embarked upon culturally empowering the inmates, many of them convicted of heinous crimes. As India’s classical culture has so many moral lessons to offer, Tihar Jail invited Meenu Thakur to perfrom Kuchipudi at Jail No. 6 which houses women inmates. with this performance Thakur became the first  danseuse to perform in the jail. Thakur also encouraged inmates to dance with her and taught them a few steps. The inmates were overjoyed with the effort and the officials warmly thanked Thakur and expressed desire to have more classical performances in the future to break the monotony of daily work. Thakur was felicayed by Anju Mangla, Superintendent, Prisons.last_img read more

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Man who ended up in ER after fellatio says parents super upset

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Alanis, who lives in the Chicago suburbs, recounted enjoying the rough sexual encounter, arranged via Grindr. However, he experienced chest pain afterwards.After continuing to experience pain in his chest, he got his parents to drive him to hospital, at first making up a story about what had happened. However, at hospital, he revealed all in order for doctors to treat him appropriately.They diagnosed him as having a ruptured windpipe (‘Pneumomediastinum’) due to the rough sex he had enjoyed. The doctors said it was incredibly rare to experience such an accident during sex. He remained in hospital for three days, and was off work for two months. He is now recovered. Without treatment, he could have died.‘Dick sent me to the ER’The sexual encounter actually took place 3 January. However, he subsequently posted about it on Twitter last week. A photo of him in ER was captioned, ‘remember when I sucked a hulk sized dick and ended up in the ER afterwards LMFAO never forget.’Excuse the bad angle but remember when I sucked a hulk sized dick and ended up in the ER afterwards LMFAO never forget pic.twitter.com/dvaEITTcVs— Freds Dead (@ELECTRIC_PAPI) July 5, 2018The incident has not put him off sex, and he has even had another hook-up with the same man.‘But now ‘when we decide to hook up or whatever he is a lot less rough’, Alanis told Them.Unsurprisingly, the story quickly went around the globe – helped by a photo of a smiling Alanis in hospital.‘Rollercoaster’ weekIn an interview with the Adam Sank podcast over the weekend, the teenager revealed more about the incident, and the fallout from the popularity of the story.He admitted his week of viral fame had proved to be a ‘rollercoaster’. Alanis says his parents are not too happy about his newfound internet fame, primarily because he says the original article misquoted him.‘It’s really impacted my personal life as far as it comes to family life, because my parents are super upset about it. They are still upset about the article. ‘It’s because when, in the article, they quoted my calling myself a whore. They asked if my family knew I was gay and I said, “Yes, but they don’t know I’m a whore,” is what the article said but that’s not my words.‘What I said was, “Yeah, they know but I didn’t tell them about the situation because I didn’t want them to think that I’m a whore, you know? I don’t want them to think that I was going around whoring around.” They completely twisted my words.’Alanis says he’d had to explain to his mom why he was on Grindr. He explained to her how hard it is to meet up with other men where he lived without using apps.He also says his sister received hateful messages from trolls.‘One of the things that has upset me the most, my sister has been getting so much backlash for this. She has people texting her and messaging her, saying, telling her to tell me to kill myself.’‘Kind of felt uncomfortable but I adjusted to it pretty quickly’Alanis says that doing an interview about his accident had definitely has ‘positives and negatives’. He revealed he’d posted about the incident in January on Snapchat, and friends had thought it funny, but it wasn’t picked up beyond his friends. He’d then come across the posting in his memories archive, and thought it would be funny to post to Twitter, too.He reveals more about the act of fellatio that resulted in the injury, saying his partner’s penis was both long (ten inches) and thick. Asked if it felt uncomfortable while it was happening.‘The first couple of seconds it kind of felt uncomfortable but I adjusted to it pretty quickly. I guess you could say it will always feel uncomfortable but not to the point it bothered me.’He says he only performed oral sex on the man, to conclusion. He didn’t wish to try anal sex.Although telling his story had resulted in some negative consequences, he’d received a lot of ‘support and love’ after his original Twitter posting.‘I’m pleased a lot of people found it comical as that was the point of it.’See alsoGay porn star couple get engaged right after filming gang bang scene together Gay club perfectly responds to bachelorette party who asked if they’d be safe from HIV Fredy Alanis in hospital after suffering his accident (Photo: Twitter) Horror fellatio put a guy in the ER, now he’s broken the internet Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/fredy-alanis-parents-super-upset/ Fredy Alanis, 19, found himself a viral internet star last week. The reason? He ended up with a tear in his throat after performing oral sex on a man with a particularly large penis. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

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Police 36 killed as 40 inmates escape in Iraq prison break

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US manufacturing growth accelerates for 1st time in 6 months

first_img Sponsored Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Comments   Share   Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean And the dollar has risen sharply in value, which makes U.S. goods more expensive overseas and drags down exports. Economists forecast the economy may expand at a 2 percent annual pace in the April-June quarter, after shrinking 0.7 percent in the first three months of the year.A measure of new orders rose to the highest level since December and order backlogs also jumped, the ISM said. A gauge of production fell, though remained above 50. The increase in orders points to greater production in the months ahead.The figures are “better than expected, suggesting that weakness in manufacturing is past its peak,” Jim O’Sullivan, an economist at High Frequency Economics, said in a note to clients. “The second consecutive rise in the … orders component is particularly encouraging.”And a measure of employment jumped to 51.7, after falling below 50 in April. That means manufacturers added jobs last month.Manufacturers benefited from the end of a labor dispute at West Coast ports, which has allowed parts and raw materials to flow more freely.There are also some signs overseas economies are stabilizing. China’s manufacturing sector expanded last month, though very slowly, according to an official manufacturing index. But a separate index, compiled by HSBC, a bank, remained in contraction territory. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing growth accelerated in May for the first time in six months, propelled by more new orders and an increase in hiring.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Monday that its manufacturing index rose to 52.8 last month from 51.5 in April. That’s the highest reading since February. Any reading above 50 signals expansion.The pickup in factory activity suggests the economy may be growing again after shrinking in the first three months of the year. Still, overall growth remains slow, held back by a range of factors. Americans have been reluctant to boost spending, even as hiring has been healthy and lower gas prices have left them with more money to spend. In this May 14, 2015 photo, Kuka robots work on Tesla Model S cars in the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for May on Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Manufacturing in the 19 countries that share the euro currency also picked up, with the Markit’s manufacturing index rising to 52.2 last month from 52.U.S. export orders remained flat last month, the ISM said, after increasing in April. Still, that’s better than the first three months of the year, when they shrank.Overall, 14 industries reported growth last month, led by the clothing; furniture; paper products; and food and beverages. Two reported contraction: textile mills and computers and electronics.Meanwhile, the sharp drop in the price of oil, from $110 a barrel last June to less than $50 in January, has caused drilling companies to sharply cut back on digging and building new wells. That has lowered demand for steel pipe and other equipment.Overall business spending on buildings and equipment fell 2.8 percent in the first quarter, the government said last Tuesday. That is the biggest drop in more than five years.Still, there are signs that businesses, particularly those outside oil and gas, are starting to spend a more on big-ticket items such as machinery and metals. Orders in a category that reflects business investment rose 1 percent in April, the second straight increase after falling sharply in February. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more

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Revenue from tourism rises 99 in November to 65 million euros

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