first_imgFormer MP and father of Jannayak Janta Party chief Dushyant Chautala, Ajay Chautala, has been granted furlough from Tihar jail, authorities said on Saturday. Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel confirmed that the elder Chautala is being released on furlough for a period of two weeks.The decision came a day after Mr. Dushyant Chautala extented support to BJP to form government in Haryana. Ajay Chautala was convicted in 2013 by a Delhi court for his involvement in a recruitment scam in which 3000 teachers were illegally recruited. He has been lodged in Tihar jail along with his father and former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala.last_img

first_imgJwala Gutta is least concerned with the fact that she has dropped out of the top-10 in the mixed doubles rankings.She would rather give credit to herself for winning the women’s doubles gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and said that 2010 was the most memorable year of her career.”I know my ranking in mixed doubles has dropped but that is because I choose not to play tournaments after the Commonwealth Games. I was really tired and wanted a break. I am not worried about my rankings as what matters is performance.”If I perform well, I can certainly rise in rankings again. My performance is more important for me than rankings.” Jwala was in the Capital for the announcement of dates for the 75th Raghvendra Singh Memorial Senior National Badminton Championship to be held in Rohtak from January 3 to 10.The Commonwealth Games has helped not just shuttlers but the sports itself to gain popularity among the masses.Jwala said that the Games were a turning point in her career which helped her getting recognition and sponsors.”2010 was the best year of my career as I won the doubles gold at the Games which gave me a lot of recognition. I am approached by more sponsors and it has changed my life,” said Jwala.She has not made any New Year resolution but says she will be more focused in 2011.”Next year is an Olympic qualification year. I am focusing more on the Malaysian and Korean Super Series events as they are really important. I have taken sufficient break now so I am ready to play my best out there,” she said.advertisementJwala also said that her mixed doubles partner Valiyaveetil Diju is working hard on his fitness as they need to be really fit for next year’s tournaments.”Diju is working really hard on his fitness. I am also trying to get fully fit before I participate in the Super Series events. I am not thinking of changing my partner as I am a very loyal person and I would not just play a tournament if my partner is injured rather than changing him or her. Diju and I can play for another four years without any problems,” Jwala said.This is the first time that the Haryana Badminton Association is organising a senior level badminton tournament. The qualifying rounds will be played on the first two days with inter- zonal competition on January 5 and 6. The main rounds will be held from January 7 to 10.”I am happy to be a part of this tournament and hope to start the New Year with a good performance in the national championship. I am pleased with the kind of incentives for the players in the event and it is good that young players will get a chance to test their skills.There are many upcoming players and it is good that they will get good exposure here,” she said.Haryana Badminton Association president Devender Singh said that they will make the event a great success and will provide the best facilities to the players. ” This is the first time we are organising the national championship at the senior level. I can assure you that we will make it the best event and will provide the best facilities to the players. I have also sent a request to Saina Nehwal but we have no confirmation from her side. On January 10, we will felicitate Saina, Jwala, Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand to recognise their achievements in badminton,” Devender said.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai, May 5 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today gave in-principle approval for setting up a Water Transport Corporation to develop jetties on the coastline which are not in good shape and decided that other jetties can be used for promoting tourism.The move came amid criticism by Congress and NCP that formation of such body is not needed as the government already has other means at its disposal.”There are more than 400 jetties on the state coastline. The CM has decided that those in good shape can be used to transport people, for cruise shipping, water sports and Ro-Ro services. Such jetties can also be given to the industrialists for their purposes,” an official at the Chief Ministers Office said.”Fadnavis has also given an in-principle approval for the formation of a Water Transport Corporation, which will develop jetties that are not in a good shape,” he said.During his meeting with officials of the Maharashtra Maritime board, the Chief Minister has decided that a clean and renewable energy programme will be started in coastal regions and at ports where tidal, solar and wind energy will be used for different purposes, the official said.Meanwhile, Congress leader Al-Nasser Zakaria alleged, “BJP is playing a dirty game here. There is a Port department and a Maritime Board as well. Are they not capable enough to develop jetties and improve tourism? All this is done to appoint their men and mop up funds.””BJP is developing an SPV (special purpose vehicle) for every other purpose. They should rather focus on solving development issues which can be done even without an SPV,” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said.advertisement”There is already a Maritime Board of which an IAS officer is the chairman. He can be given the power to do so. Opening a new window only shows that it is being done to serve their own interest,” Malik added. PTI MM NSK NSD SRElast_img read more

first_imgThe Ministry of Finance, during the hearing, told the The Ministry of Finance, during the hearing, told the court that they have agreed to creation of 4,227 posts for the proposal of separation of crime investigation and law order functions.”The matter for creation of posts would be processed as and when the report of the high-level committee is finalized and provided to the Department of Expenditure, the Ministry of Finance.”Since the committee report is yet to be received, this department has no specific timeline of the proposals and plan of action with regard to improving policing in Delhi,” the Ministry said.To which the court said that the government must take some appropriate steps as the public is taking law in their hand.”We can only express anguish, you (government) are the executive, you will have to implement the directions given by the court,” the bench added.The court was also told that the number of lines of police helpline no. 100 has been increased from 60 to 100, women helpline no. 1091 has been increased from four to ten and 370 and additional PCR vans sanctioned, which takes the fleet to 1000.”All civic agencies have initiated action to install CCTV cameras in their jurisdiction,” the affidavit filed by the MHA said, adding that “we are taking every step to ensure safety of women, like we have also installed CCTV cameras in many DTC buses, bus queue shelters and schools.”To this the court asked the agencies concerned here to advertise the facilities and help they have made available to the citizens. PTI PPS ABA HMP PALadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMohamed Salah left people confused during Liverpool’s first Champions League 2018-19 match at Anfield when it felt like he did not celebrate the team’s winning goal.Liverpool beat Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 3-2 in a scintillating contest that was open till the very last moment.It was Roberto Firmino who scored the winning goal in the stoppage time sending the Anfield and Jurgen Klopp into a frenzy.However, replays of Klopp’s celebration showed Salah at the back throwing his bottle at the bench and most people were left confused as to why he would not celebrate the moment.Is it just me or does Mo Salah look upset that Firmino has just scored the winner. Pretty selfish tbh pic.twitter.com/KOCjgAp53UMatt Richter (@richtermatt3) September 18, 2018Salah, who was Liverpool’s standout player last season across competitions, has struggled to impact matches the way this season.In the six matches he has played so far in the Premier League and the Champions League, Salah has found the back of the net only twice and has two assists to his name.During Tuesday’s game against PSG, Salah looked tentative and vulnerable and he even failed to exude confidence when he had the ball.Read – Roberto Firmino’s winner helps Liverpool edge past PSGIn the 58th minute of the match, Salah scored a disallowed goal, where PSG got a free kick as Sturridge caught goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in an unpleasant area.The referee halted the celebrations of the goal with a whistle for the foul, which many felt was wrong and Salah was left wanting.advertisementIn fact, the second goal that PSG scored through Kylian Mbappe in the 83rd minute came after Salah had lost the ball by trying to make a cross pass.Eventually Salah was substituted by Xherdan Shaqiri in the 86th minute of the match and he was on the bench when Firmino scored the winner.Firmino also made it to the field as a substitute in the 72nd minute since he suffered an eye injury during Liverpool’s Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.Firmino even celebrated his goal covering his injured eye perhaps giving a homage to the eye.Just after the match, people took to Twitter to question Salah’s reaction and people surprisingly asked whether Salah was truly not happy as seen in the video.What’s @MoSalah doing here?!?! https://t.co/MWiLqtGZg8Lil Leme® (@jdavidleme) September 18, 2018Whys @MoSalah not happy pic.twitter.com/g9VDAf4k6DHerbs41 (@Herbs412) September 18, 2018Odd reaction from @MoSalah to #LFC #Firmino #ChampionsLeague winning goal! pic.twitter.com/fcdl2Ik6KrRob Gormley (Rob G) (@radiorobg) September 18, 2018However, some moments later, another clip emerged on the social media where Salah could be seen raising his hands in celebration as soon as the goal was scored, seconds before throwing down his bottle.#Salah “not” celebrating #Firmino’s goal. Haters will say anything to ruin the night. #LFC pic.twitter.com/SV0DD2YlcBThanos Zed (@RVRThanos) September 18, 2018That scene was 10 seconds post bobby’s goal. Here’s a still of mo celebrating. pic.twitter.com/hd7gyRgaHCDipson Bikram Shahi (@DipsonMellows) September 18, 2018He did celebrate be4 that reaction pic.twitter.com/WsPPCFgNuABenarfa (@Benarfa070) September 18, 2018Former Manchester City player Terry Phelan, while speaking as an analyst for the official broadcaster in India, said that clip showed nothing but that Salah “is a spoilt brat. That’s not a team player.”Even as opinions were divided over the two clips regarding Salah’s reaction to Liverpool’s winning goal, the “Egyptian King” surely became one of the biggest talking points of a match that put top-class football on display.last_img read more

first_imgJose Mourinho was in a much better mood after Manchester United earned their first Premier League win in five games with a comfortable 4-1 victory over bottom side Fulham at Old Trafford on Saturday.Mourinho even joked around at the post match press conference when he found no water at the table. With the January transfer window barely a few weeks away, Mourinho suggested the cost-cutting has already begun at Manchester United.On seeing that there was no water at the table, he said, “Are we saving money? No water! Are we saving money for January?!”Jose Mourinho : “Are we saving money,No water? Are we saving money for January?” pic.twitter.com/VhhhMIfnF3Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) December 9, 2018As for the game, with record signing Paul Pogba on the bench once more, United wasted no time in finding their rhythm, as Ashley Young scored his first goal in all competitions for United since 2017 to break the deadlock in the 13th minute.Juan Mata stroked home a second to score his 50th Premier League goal in the 28th minute, before Romelu Lukaku scored his first home goal since March to make it 3-0 before halftime.Coming into the encounter with a negative goal difference, United were in need of a confidence-building performance and a contest against the Premier League’s most porous defence was just what the doctor ordered.Fulham remained under the cosh after the break but managed a consolation through Aboubakar Kamara’s penalty.But Andre-Frank Anguissa was sent off for Fulham before Marcus Rashford scored a fourth late on to complete a miserable afternoon for Claudio Ranieri’s strugglers.advertisementA first three points in the league since early November ensured United climbed to sixth, seven points off the top four, with Chelsea in fifth not in action until later on Saturday.Fulham remain bottom, three points from the safety zone.”The players have shown they can be a better team than they are,” manager Jose Mourinho said. “At times it was beautiful football. The first half was perfect. We were really good. We needed it.”Lukaku’s inclusion was one of four changes to the side that drew against Arsenal in midweek, meaning Mourinho has made 50 changes to his starting line-up already this season.One of those other changes, Young, got the ball rolling, nutmegging his marker to slot home, before an equally fine finish from Mata saw him reach his goalscoring half century.Fulham goalkeeper Sergio Rico was then called into a action once more, keeping out a fierce Rashford strike, before Mata cut the ball back for Lukuku to score his first Old Trafford goal in 997 minutes in all competitions.”The first half was only Manchester United with powerful qualities,” Ranieri said. “Second half was much better. We had the desire to do our best.”After the break, Ander Herrera missed a glorious chance to make it four, before the Spaniard felled Kamara in the box to concede a penalty, which Kamara converted with ease.Anguissa’s red card after earning his second yellow made things yet more difficult for Fulham, before Rashford completed the rout eight minutes from time, squeezing his effort in at the near post.(With inputs from Reuters)Also Read | Sterling subjected to racial abuse at Stamford Bridge? Chelsea to review video footageAlso Read | Watch: Lionel Messi scores two stunning free kicks as Barcelona thrash Espanyollast_img read more

first_imgThe Indian cricketing community was jolted on Wednesday evening when Sachin Tendulkar’s childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar passed away at the age of 86 and on Thursday, the Indian cricket team paid tribute to the legendary coach during the Sydney Test against Australia as they walked out for the national anthems.The Indian cricket team is wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to Achrekar, whose family confirmed on Wednesday that he had passed away due to old age-related ailments.His most famous pupil, Sachin Tendulkar, went on to become arguably the greatest batsman in the history of the game.Tendulkar, in a statement, said his late coach’s contribution to his life and career cannot be captured in words.”Cricket in heaven will be enriched with his presence. Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of Achrekar sir. Like many of his students, I learned my ABCD of cricket under Sir’s guidance,” Tendulkar said.”His contribution to my life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation that I stand on. Last month, I met Sir along with some of his students and spent some time together. We shared a laugh as we remembered the old times.”Achrekar sir taught us the virtues of playing straight and living straight. Thank you for making us a part of your life and enriching us with your coaching manual. Well played Sir and may you coach more wherever you are.”As a mark of respect to the demise of Mr.Ramakant Achrekar, the team is wearing black arm bands today. #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/LUJXXE38qradvertisementBCCI (@BCCI) January 2, 2019Besides Tendulkar, Achrekar had also coached prominent India players, including Vinod Kambli, Ajit Agarkar, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe and Balwinder Singh Sandhu.In 1990, Achrekar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for Outstanding coaches in Sports and Games. He was honoured with one of the country’s highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2010.In the same year, he was honoured the “Lifetime Achievement” award by the Sports Illustrated by Gary Kirsten.Australia are wearing black armbands today in memory of former AUS and NSW batsman Bill Watson who passed away recently aged 87. pic.twitter.com/BxKE5DG2ZMcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 2, 2019On the other hand, the Australian cricket team are also wearing black armbands for the Sydney Test on Thursday in memory of former Australia and New South Wales batsman Bill Watson, who passed away recently aged 87.As for the playing XIs, India made two changes as opener KL Rahul and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav replace Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma, respectively.Meanwhile, Australia also went with couple of changes with Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh being replaced by Peter Handscomb and Marnus Labuschagne.Also Read | India have dominated Australia ever since the start of Border-Gavaskar TrophyAlso Read | KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav back in playing XI for Sydney Test, make history for IndiaAlso Read | Ramakant Achrekar dies: Cricket in heaven will be enriched with sir’s presence, says Tendulkarlast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights The Auditor General was speaking to JIS News, following the 30th anniversary conference launch of the Caribbean Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (CAROSAI) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on April 16. Auditor General, Pamela Monroe Ellis, says there is a need for greater use of international accountancy standards in the public sector, which are essential to providing transparency and accountability to the citizenry. The accrual basis of accounting conforms to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) frameworks because it results in a more accurate representation of the financial results and financial position of a business. Auditor General, Pamela Monroe Ellis, says there is a need for greater use of international accountancy standards in the public sector, which are essential to providing transparency and accountability to the citizenry.Mrs. Monroe Ellis acknowledged that international accounting standards require the adoption of accrual accounting, rather than cash accounting, which is currently being practised in the central government and some public sector entities.The accrual basis of accounting conforms to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) frameworks because it results in a more accurate representation of the financial results and financial position of a business.“This is where we want to move. It (accrual accounting) is fundamental for informed decision-making,” she said.The Auditor General was speaking to JIS News, following the 30th anniversary conference launch of the Caribbean Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (CAROSAI) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on April 16.The CAROSAI conference will be held between August 15 and 17, at the same hotel.The call for change in the accountancy process is being supported by President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC), Anthony Pierre, who believes the time is right for regional dialogue in the management of public funds and reform in public-sector financial management.As part of the conference launch, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between ICAC and CAROSAI, to initiate a partnership between both entities.The MOU is intended to support improved public-sector accountability through collaborative research, the exchange of knowledge and experiences, and the promotion of internationally acceptable standards and best practices in the accountancy profession.Mrs. Monroe Ellis, who also serves as Secretary General for CAROSAI, said the MOU “provides an opportunity for greater synergies in advocacy through a combination of professional expertise as well as influence”, which will lead to improvements to public financial management and governance.Meanwhile, General Manager for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Country Department, Therese Turner-Jones, hailed the work being done by those in the accounting profession, describing it as ‘very important”.The IDB is providing financial and technical support for one of the component activities of the conference, which is the compliance procurement audit programme report-writing workshop.The workshop, which runs from April 16 to 20, seeks to provide guidance in writing impactful audit reports. It seeks to strengthen the capacity of CAROSAI member countries to be more effective in carrying out procurement audits and to deliver on certain agenda.Headquartered in Jamaica, CAROSAI, among other things, aims to increase the exchange of knowledge and experiences between member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and expand training and continuing education possibilities between SAIs.last_img read more

first_imgzoom The UK shipping union RMT confirmed that unionised workers of Scotland’s Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) and Argyll Ferries will be taking separate industrial actions on Friday, July 10.The dispute with Argyll Ferries is similar to the one on CalMac’s ferry operations, with the union demanding no compulsory redundancies and no changes to staffing levels unless previously agreed with unions.RMT is also asking for all changes to workers’ conditions of service to be first discussed with, and agreed upon by unions, as well as a guarantee that all members will remain in the current pension scheme and that no changes will be made to the scheme without agreement being reached with unions.”Argyll Ferries have refused to comply with these very simple and basic requirements and as a result the union has no option but to move to industrial action,” according to RMT.Unionised workers at CalMac decided to continue their industrial action after their dispute with the state-owned ferry operator remained unresolved.”Despite the most strenuous efforts to negotiate a settlement on CalMac we are still not getting the clear assurances that we seek that will defend the safety-critical jobs and working conditions that go hand in hand with delivering safe and efficient lifeline ferry services to the communities that we serve,” RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said.”It is a cold hard fact that privatisation is all about a race to the bottom in order to maximise profits and our members will not sit back while they are caught in the crossfire of the tendering process. Our members on Argyll Ferries now find themselves staring down the barrel of exactly those same kind of attacks on jobs and working conditions and have delivered a massive and rock-solid mandate for action.”last_img read more

first_imgIt’s something Oh is all too aware of.Asked by news.com.au during the promotional trail for Killing Eve, before her historic Emmy nomination today, whether she had seen much change or momentum in terms of Asian representation on American TV, she said: “The change is slow, and I mean it in the most profound way in how profoundly frustrating it is and has been.“I’ve been in this industry for a long time and what I’ve seen and experienced is how long it takes to make actual real change — and it’s not the real change our community is needing and seeking.“Where is our Black Panther? I know our community wants that and our community is impatient for it.”Oh stars in the critically acclaimed Killing Eve. Picture: BBC America via APSource:APOh said that Asian-Americans — Oh is actually Canadian but has lived in the US for many years — don’t carry the same “burden in terms of the safety for our bodies” as African-Americans and Americans of Latino descent do, but at the heart of Asian representation, it’s about visibility. Advertisement Sandra Oh has made history with her Emmy nomination for Killing Eve. Picture: BBC America via APSource:AP Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: KILLING Eve and Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh broke a significant boundary in Hollywood today.Sandra became the first female actor of Asian descent to be nominated for an Emmy in a lead acting category. Her performance as Eve Polastri in the BBC America series, airing locally on ABC, has won wide acclaim from critics and audiences.But if you’re thinking that surely it can’t be right that she’s the first, that it didn’t happen until 2018, be assured that she is. And that is in large part due to the scarcity of roles for actors of Asian descent on American TV — especially lead roles. Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn Ottawa, hundreds of Aboriginal families sit on a waiting list for a place to call home.Gignul non-profit housing is the place where many of those families go for affordable housing.But a mother of two teenaged boys is no longer welcome by the social housing corporation.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.last_img

In a letter to the Council released today, Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz of Chile notes that over 120 reports have been submitted by Member States.Of those countries that have failed to document their work to implement the comprehensive sanctions, 15 offered written explanations for why they had not been able to submit reports.”The Committee cannot conclude that non-reporting is necessarily a question of lack of will or a lack of dedication in the fight against Al-Qaida and the Taliban,” the Chairman notes, pointing out that most countries planned to submit their documents soon.”Most of the written explanations from non-reporting States cited a lack of resources, rendering it hard to submit the reports in a timely manner,” he adds.While a proper analysis of the reasons for non-reporting cannot be conducted on the basis of only 15 responses, the Chairman says he will provide information to the Council on the matter later this month.Ambassador Muñoz also underscores the importance of the reports, saying they are “essential in the struggle against the scourge and threat that the individuals and entities concerned pose to the world community.” read more

FILE – This April 9, 2012 file photo shows construction well underway for two new nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. South Carolina’s state-owned public utility has voted to stop construction on two billion-dollar nuclear reactors. The reactors were set to be among the first new nuclear reactors built in the U.S. in decades, but the vote by Santee Cooper’s board on Monday, July 31, 2017 likely ends their future. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins) by Seanna Adcox, The Associated Press Posted Jul 31, 2017 11:17 am MDT Last Updated Jul 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Billions down the drain as new nuclear plants scrapped COLUMBIA, S.C. – Billions of dollars spent on two new nuclear reactors in South Carolina went up in smoke Monday when the owners nixed plans to finish them after years of delays and cost overruns, dealing a severe blow to the industry’s future.The reactors were set to be among the first built in the U.S. in decades. While the decision will save customers billions in additional costs, customers of the two utilities — Santee Cooper and South Carolina Electric & Gas — may get little to nothing refunded of the billions they’ve already paid for the now-abandoned project.“I’m disappointed today not just for Santee Cooper and its customers but for our country and the industry as a whole,” said Santee Cooper CEO Lonnie Carter. “If you really believe we need to reduce carbon, this was the way to do it.”Energy demands are far less than the utility’s pre-Great Recession projections that factored into the initial decision to build.But Monday’s decision may eventually result in the utility putting a coal-fired unit idled earlier this year back in operation. Another option for supplying power needs in the decades to come include building a natural gas unit.“Absolutely, this pushes us back to more carbon, whether it’s natural gas or coal,” Carter said.Santee Cooper’s board said the decision to end construction will save customers an estimated $7 billion. The utility had already spent about $5 billion for its 45 per cent share of the project, and completing it would have cost an additional $8 billion, plus $3.4 billion in interest.“I’m not celebrating,” said Tom Clements of Friends of the Earth, which has questioned the project from the outset. “This is a sad day for South Carolina. So much money has been wasted. Ratepayers are losers any way you take it.”He said the group will work to “get to the bottom line of how this happened, who’s responsible” and what that means for customers.Gov. Henry McMaster called for legislators to hold hearings to get customers’ questions answered.The project has been shrouded in doubt since earlier this year, when primary contractor Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy protection.The utilities have since determined the project likely wouldn’t have been finished until 2024. Under a timeline adopted in 2012, the first reactor was supposed to be operational earlier this year. Westinghouse hasn’t been forthright since, according to Santee Cooper.South Carolina Electric & Gas, which owns 55 per cent, announced its plans shortly after Santee Cooper’s unanimous vote. SCANA, SCE&G’s parent company, will seek approval from regulators Tuesday about their abandonment plans.Under the approved Santee Cooper resolution, all work will end within six months. How quickly within that timeframe workers at the site will lose their jobs is uncertain.About 5,000 people are employed at the site by contractors and subcontractors. SCE&G employs an additional 600 workers for the project, according to the utility.The utilities announced last week that Westinghouse’s parent company, Toshiba Corp., agreed to jointly pay them $2.2 billion regardless of whether the reactors are ever completed.Santee Cooper will use its $1 billion share from Toshiba — to be collected between October and 2022 — to lower customers’ future costs, Carter said. But it’s unclear if that will translate to lower bills. Rates are rising due to environmental projects, and the money could offset either those costs or debt, Carter said.SCE&G will use the money to ensure customers see no increase in their bills for at least the next several years, SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh told investors Monday afternoon.But another unknown is whether Toshiba will actually pay. In May, the Tokyo-based company projected a 1.01 trillion yen ($9.2 billion) loss for the fiscal year that ended in March.The reactors were planned for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station north of Columbia. Construction contracts with Westinghouse were signed in 2008, and the project was so far about one-third completed.Environmental groups have called on state regulators to order SCE&G to abandon the projects. They also want customers to be refunded at least some of the billions they’d paid upfront through rates that have increased yearly since 2009. A hearing on that request is set for October.A 2007 state law allows electric utilities to collect money from customers to finance a project before it generates power. Construction now accounts for 18 per cent of the electric bills of SCE&G’s residential customers.Santee Cooper has increased rates five times to pay for the escalating costs. But the Public Service Commission has no authority over the state-owned utility.Whether the commission can order the utility to refund customers and how much are matters of debate. That could require proof the utility gave regulators faulty information.Last month, Toshiba agreed to pay $3.7 billion toward two nuclear reactors in Georgia that also were being built by Westinghouse. read more

first_imgRMT Trolex presents an exciting set of data around strata management and ground control technology that demonstrates 40%+ increases in productivity and the near elimination of related injury in longwall operations. At the Ninth International Symposium on Field Measurement in Geomechanics RMT Trolex presents a series of studies and field trials of electronic strata monitoring systems that show massive potential benefits to the coal mining industry.Headline figures from the research show an average of 25% uptime in longwall operations resulting in a 40%+ increase in production rates following the installation of an electronic strata monitoring solution. In addition to this a 49% cost-saving was demonstrated through a more intelligent distribution of support collateral and a 65%+ reduction in injury/health related reports through better hazard warning reduced usage of heavy equipment.RMT Trolex Business Manager John Toplis commented “I’m excited by the results of the studies that have been carried out and what this means both in terms of safety in coal mines, but also in the impact on productivity levels at a time when the coal mining industry in under incredible pressure to reduce costs. We can demonstrate a return on investment within two months of installation and revenues improvements of around $2m per annum in a typical mine.”Trolex recently acquired RMT and the company is now looking to take its world-leading strata management solutions to a global market.last_img read more

first_img By Cliodhna Russell Monday 6 Feb 2017, 3:26 PM 13 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3225557 Image: Shutterstock/soft_light Feb 6th 2017, 3:26 PM Short URL Share23 Tweet Email6 center_img Voluntary contributions allow you to prevent this from happening. I am making it easier to make these voluntary contributions by given people up to five years to decide to do so instead of just one.He added, “The main beneficiaries will be self-employed people who have a bad year or a few bad years and don’t pay PRSI in those years, people who take early retirement who might otherwise have their state pensions reduced, people who go overseas for a few years and do not pay into an equivalent system, people who retire early due to ill-health, and also parents who decide to stay at home.”Read: Leo Varadkar is the first minister to say Trump shouldn’t be invited to Ireland> Image: Shutterstock/soft_light THE PRSI SYSTEM is being reformed to make it easier for people to take a career break without losing their state pension entitlements.The reforms, which will make it easier to make voluntary contributions under the PRSI system, will also benefit self-employed people, those who move abroad temporarily and people who take early retirement.Speaking about the measure, Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar said: “At the moment, if you pay into the PRSI system for long enough, you become entitled to certain benefits without having to pass a means-test.“These include the State Pension Contributory when you reach 66 and the Widows/Survivors Pension for your partner if you die before the age of 66.”However Varadkar explained how you can lose this entitlement or have it reduced if you leave work and stop paying PRSI for a number of years. 24,338 Views It’s now easier to take a career break without losing your state pension entitlements People will now have five years to decide if they want to pay voluntary contributions. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgStay on target 11 Ways the Wu-Tang Clan Shaped Geek CultureSpotify’s Rise to Power Dramatized in TV Mini-Series I’ve already gone into great detail about why DJ Hero is the secret best rhythm game of all time thanks to its glorious soundtrack of original mash-ups. But Harmonix, the studio that started the plastic instrument craze with Rock Band and the original Guitar Hero, has a new game in the works that may reclaim the throne. Revealed at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference, Dropmix is a musical mash-up collectible card game.Harmonix is no stranger to making plastic musical gadgets. But Dropmix, a collaboration with toy titan Hasbro, might be the company’s most intriguing gizmo yet. The main Dropmix device is an electronic board players lay up to five cards on. These aren’t normal cards, though. Like Amiibo or Skylanders or any other remaining toys-to-life figure, Dropmix cards include NFC chips. Each card represent a specific song, and laying different cards on the board mixes the different songs together on the fly.So say you have cards for “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 and “Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed. If you play those cards together, Dropmix will miraculously remix those songs together into something that sounds good through the magic of changing tempo and pitch. The goal is to earn more points than your opponent through successful mixes, but honestly, this sounds more compelling as an approachable tool/toy for music play and experimentation than a “video game.” It’s like The Magic iPod or some kind of Neil Cicierega simulator. You don’t even need a console, just the board, cards, and free mobile app.The base Dropmix board with 60 cards launches this September for $99.99. Additional packs of 16 cards will cost $14.99. Hopefully, they’re not randomized, and you don’t end up with duplicates. Harmonix promises Dropmix will feature songs from across genres, from country to hip-hop to pop to indie. Other confirmed tunes include “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor, “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars, and “Sing” by Ed Sheeran. I just hope that since Hasbro is involved, famous Transformers ballad “The Touch” by Stan Bush makes an appearance.last_img read more

first_imgPundit Paul Merson wonders whether Rangers will be able to provide Jermain Defoe with adequate service to enable him to score goalsThe 36-year-old striker has joined Rangers from Bournemouth on an 18-month loan deal to team-up with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard, who now coaches the team.Together, the duo plan to end Celtic’s seven-season winning run in the Scottish Premiership with Rangers currently tied with the Hoops at the top of the standings.But, while reflecting on Defoe’s loan move, Merson did express some concerns for the Englishman.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“For me, he is a one out of two,” Merson told Sky Sports’ The Debate.“Give him two chances and he’ll score one. He doesn’t work on five or six chances. He is top draw.“But my only worry would be can they [Rangers] provide him? With them little balls down the side… I think he’ll score bundles of goals.”Defoe has previously played for West Ham, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Sunderland in the Premier League and is the seventh highest scorer in the competition with 162 goals in 496 games.last_img read more

first_img Las Vegas Sands reaches new SG$4 billion loan agreements for Marina Bay Sands expansion Suncity Group Holdings Ltd has obtained a HK$400 million loan from its chairman Alvin Chau to help finance its next 12 months after booking a loss of RMB1.65 billion (HK$1.90 billion) for the six months to 30 June 2018.In its results announcement for the period, announced overnight, Suncity Group stated that its current liabilities now exceeded its current assets by RMB3 billion and its total liabilities exceeded its total assets by RMB1.89 billion. The company’s loss for the period, increased from a loss of RMB628.5 million in 1H17, was attributed to a change in the fair value of derivative financial instruments – related primarily to a previously issued convertible bond in the amount of HK$570,000 to Suncity Group’s majority shareholder Fame Select Limited, which is itself 50% owned by Chau.In order to cover for its growing losses, Suncity Group said overnight that it has since secured a loan of HK$400 million from “a related company which is beneficially owned by Mr Chau”, repayable over 60 months at 3.5% per annum. The group has already drawn down HK$176 million from the loan.Despite its growing debt, Suncity Group said, “Taking into account the financial resources of the group, including the financial support from Mr Chau, its controlling shareholder and facility of HK$400 million granted from a related company subsequent to the reporting period, the directors of the company are of the opinion that the group has sufficient working capital to meet in full its financial obligations as they fall due for at least the next 12 months from the end of the reporting period.”Losses aside, Suncity Group saw its revenue climb 25.8% in the six months to 30 June 2018 to RMB456.0 million on the back of 250% growth in its travel business, Sun Travel Ltd, to RMB250.8 million. Sun City Travel provides travel accommodation procurement and ferry ticketing to Chau’s Sun City Gaming Promotion Company Limited in Macau.The company also booked revenue for the first time from its resort management and consultancy services segment, totalling RMB8.5 million. Suncity Group last year entered into memorandums of understanding in relation to provision of management and consultancy services to two integrated resorts in Vietnam (Van Don Project and Hoi An Project) and a technical service agreement to provide pre-opening and technical services to the casinos and F&B facilities for Van Don Project in 2017. The group also entered into another technical services agreement in February 2018 for Hoi An Project Phase 1 development of Hoi An Project, which is expected to be completed by July 2019. Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September Load Morecenter_img RelatedPosts JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinnerlast_img read more

first_imgEnlarge ImageLuke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. John Wilson/Lucasfilm Luke Skywalker’s virginity has long been a hot topic among Star Wars fans. While the accepted canon hasn’t given us any answers, actor Mark Hamill has his own thoughts on the matter. He believes Luke has experienced the sexy side of life. Hamill responded to a fan’s Twitter question asking if Luke died a virgin. “Make up your own backstory,” Hamill wrote. “It’s undetermined, but in the one I made for him myself, the answer is no.” Share your voice Post a comment Make up your own backstory. It’s undetermined, but in the one I made for him myself, the answer is: no.— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 17, 2019 Hamill appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2017 and faced the same question, but he didn’t really answer it. Hamill suggested the Star Wars films never truly addressed adult sexuality. Hamill’s Twitter response makes sense with what we know about a non-canonical backstory he made up for the character and shared with Entertainment Weekly in late 2017. He created an entire scenario around Luke falling in love with a widow, leaving the Jedi Order and raising a child who dies tragically in a lightsaber accident. mara-jade-handEnlarge ImageMara Jade was married to Luke Skywalker in the Expanded Universe. Lucasfilm The attention paid to Luke’s virginity stems in part from interpretations of what the members of the Jedi are or aren’t allowed to do. Fans still debate whether Jedi are expected to abstain from sex. Hamill hasn’t helped clarify this, telling Wired in 2017 he thinks Jedi are celibate: “Otherwise I’d have a girlfriend by now.” That answer could be taken as a joke, though.We can look to George Lucas for a possible answer to this debate. “Jedi Knights aren’t celibate — the thing that is forbidden is attachments — and possessive relationships,” the Star Wars creator told BBC News in 2002.Star Wars fans chimed in on Hamill’s tweet, with plenty of mentions of Mara Jade, Luke’s wife in the Legends series from the Expanded Universe. Sadly for EU fans, she’s not part of the official Star Wars canon.Ultimately, the first part of Hamill’s Twitter answer may be the most important. Luke Skywalker is what the fans want him to be, so go ahead and make up your own backstory and answer the virginity question for yourself. Mark Hamill Star Wars Tags 0 Star Wars Celebration Chicago mural reveals the entire saga TV and Movies 7 Photoslast_img read more

first_imgRevive a friend in three different matches This is a simple challenge. Just get a friend and stay close to them during a match so you can revive them. Players can also expedite this task with one player damaging themselves with grenades or fall damage while the other revives them. Deal 2,500 damage to opponents with Assault RiflesAs was the case with these damage challenges, find a required weapon and let loose on other players. Luckily, the Assault Rifle can deal damage up close or from a distance.Fortnite monster skullAll that’s left of the Polar Peak monster. Epic Games Where to Dance at the Monster Skeleton There was a last-minute change to this challenge.  The original challenge was “Dance inside a holographic Durrr Burger head.” An Epic developer said on Reddit it was changed to the monster skeleton and the task was updated. The skeleton is from the beast that fought the giant robot during the Final Showdown event Saturday. It’s located to the east of Neo Tilted.Fortnite overtime challengesThe first set of Overtime Challenges are now live.  Epic Games Work together with friends to get eliminationsStart a duos match with a friend for this challenge. Then proceed to double-team whatever suckers are on their own. Deal 2,500 damage to opponents with shotgunsAs in previous weeks, this challenge is straightforward. Equip a shotgun, get up close and deal some big damage.  Visit Loot Lake, Polar Peak and Pressure PlantThese “visit” challenges are easy to complete. Just make sure to either drop in at these locations or stop by during a match. For those paying attention to the Fortnite season 9 story, these three spots played an important part this season. Polar Peak is where the monster first appeared, while Pressure Plant is where the giant robot was built. Then the two fought last Saturday at Loot Lake during The Final Showdown.Previous weekly challengesWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10FortbytesNew in Fortnite season 9 are Fortbytes, which are only available to Battle Pass owners. The collectibles are scattered across the island, but also unlockable by reaching certain tiers and gaining a designated amount of XP. Each Fortbyte will reveal a piece of an image teasing Fortnite season 10 and a new one appears every day.Fortnite Season 9 Fortbyte Challenges01: Awarded for gaining 175,000 XP02: Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #603: Accessible by using the Skull Trooper Emoji at the western most point04: Accessible by skydiving through the rings above Loot Lake with the Plasma Trail Contrails equipped05: Accessible by using the Laid Back Shuffle Emote inside a dance club06: Accessible with Yay! Emote at an ice cream shop in the desert07: Accessible by using the cuddle up emoticon inside a rocky umbrella08: Found within Junk Junction10: Awarded for gaining 60,000 XP11: Found beneath a circling jungle parrot12: Accessible by using the Nana Nana Spray inside a molten tunnel13: Found at a location hidden within loading screen number 214: Found within an RV park16: Found in the desert house with too many chairs17: Found inside a Wooden Fish Building18: Found somewhere between Mega Mall and Dusty Divot19: Accessible with the Vega outfit inside a spaceship building20: Found at the center of any of the first three storm circles21: Found inside a metal llama building22: Accessible by using the Rox Spray in an underpass23: Found between an RV campsite, a gas station, and a monstrous footprint Location24: Found within Fatal Field25: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 4026: Accessible with Bunker Jonesy outfit near a snowy bunker28: Accessible by solving the pattern match puzzle outside a desert junkyard29: Found underneath the tree in Crackshot’s Cabin30: Somewhere between Haunted Hills and Pleasant Park31: Found at a meteor crater overlook32: Accessible by wearing Kyo Pet Back Bling at the northernmost point33: Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #1034: Found between a fork and knife35: Awarded for gaining 225,000 XP36: Accessible by Sentinel on a frozen island37: Found inside a disaster bunker in Pleasant Park39: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 240: Accessible with the Demi outfit on a sundial in the desert41: Accessible by using Tomatohead Emoticon inside the Durrr Burger restaurant43: Accessible by wearing the Nana Cape Back Bling inside a Banana Stand44: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 2046: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 10047: Found between a Reboot Van, pirate camp and a crashed battlebus48: Accessible by using the Vox Pickaxe to smash the gnome beside a mountain top throne49: Found in Trog’s ice cave50: Accessible at night time inside mountain top castle ruins51: Accessible by using the Cluck Strut to cross the road in front of Peely’s Banana Stand52: Accessible with Bot Spray inside a Robot Factory53: Accessible by helping to raise the disco ball at an abandoned mountain top villain lair55: Found within Haunted Hills57: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos, or solo 25 times58: Accessible by using the Sad Trombone Emote at the north end of Snobby Shores59: Accessible with Durrr! Emoji inside Pizza Pit restaurant60: Accessible with Sign Spinner Emote in front of the happy Oink restaurant61: Accessible by using Sunbird Spray on a frozen waterfall62: Accessible with the Stratus outfit within an abandoned mansion63: Found somewhere between Lucky Landing and Fatal Fields64: Accessible by Rox on top of Stunt Mountain65: Found in a basement budget movie set66: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 75 times67: Accessible by Flying the Retaliator Glider through the rings under the southernmost Sky Platform68: Found within a snowy town bookshop69: Found inside a stone pig building70: Accessible by skydiving through the rings above Lazy Lagoon with the Vibrant Contrails71: Awarded for completing six challenges from Week 172: Found within Salty Spring74: Found in a filing cabinet inside an assassin’s basement on the desert coast75: Found within an airport hanger76: Found behind a historical diorama in an insurance building can be seen below77: Found within a trackside taco shop78: Found within a Ranger tower overlooking a drained lake79: Found within an arcade80: Accessible by using the Bunker Basher Pickaxe to smash the rock at the highest point of the volcano rim81: Accessible in daytime near a mountain top cactus wedge82: Accessible by solving the pressure plate puzzle NW of the Block83: Found in a rock garden near the coast84: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 6085: Awarded for gaining 30,000 XP87: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 50 times88: Found somewhere within map location J3.89: Accessible by flying the Scarlet Strike Glider through the rings east of Snobby Shores.90: Awarded by finishing top 10 in squads, duos or solo 100 times91: Found at a location hidden within loading screen #4, the latest Fortbyte to unlock92: Accessible by using Rock Love Spray near a lava fall95: Found at a Solar Panel Array in the Jungle96: Awarded at Battle Pass tier 8097: Found hidden within Loading Screen #898: Found within a Viking longhouse99: Awarded for gaining 125,000 XP100: Found on the highest floor of the tallest building in Neo TiiltedFor those who don’t want to wait for all 100 Fortbytes to be revealed, one Fortnite data miner discovered what the complete image will look like.  You can now complete three more Overtime Challenges #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/GUOiZPmMgX— Guille-GAG // Fortnite Leaks (@Guille_GAG) July 26, 2019 16 Photos Post a comment 0 Unwrap this gift to get a Legendary item. Epic Games Fortnite turned 2 years old on Thursday and Epic Games is hosting a party for the players in the form of Birthday Challenges. The Birthday Bash will last until July 31 and, luckily, the tasks are simple enough to finish in a few hours. Also running during that time are the Overtime Challenges, which are extra missions to help players level up their Battle Pass before the start of Fortnite season 10. The last set of tasks came on Monday with one requiring players to score a goal at an indoor soccer pitch.   Birthday Challengesfortnite birthday challengesThe Fortnite Birthday Challenges.  Epic Games Four Birthday Challenges went live on July 25. Two of the tasks — Play 10 matches and outlast 500 opponents — are easy enough to complete as long as you perform well in those 10 matches. Completing those two tasks will earn players the Frosted Wrap and Birthday Spray. The other two challenges involve Birthday Cakes found on the island. There are small slices of cake that will give players five health and 5 shield. They’re easy to find and consuming can go quickly, which will give players the Birthday Cupcake emoji. It’s the “Dance in front of 10 different Birthday Cakes” challenge that will take a little work for players to complete. These cakes are not the slices found on the ground, but rather large multi-layered cakes located at certain parts of the island. Below is a map of where to find the cakes to dance in front of. Fortnite birthday cakesA map of the Birthday Cakes found on the island.   Epic Games Overtime ChallengesFortnite season 9 weekly challenges are over, and season 10 doesn’t start until Aug. 1. To fill the gap, developer Epic Games will release a set of tasks called Overtime Challenges. Data miners found the upcoming Overtime Challenges in the Fortnite update v9.40 on Wednesday, July 17. The second set of challenges went live on Friday, July 26. Overtime Challenges are a combination of reaching a certain Battle Pass Tier, completing tasks from previous weeks and other simple things to do that will give players a little boost to make up for those weekly challenges that may have been a little too tough to complete.The final three Overtime Challenges went up Monday and are an easy batch to complete.Fortnite Overtime challengesThe last Overtime Challenges are now available.  Epic Games Where to find an indoor soccer pitchThere’s only one indoor soccer pitch on the island. It’s located at a gymnasium between Snobby Shores and Neo Tilted. Go east of Snobby Shores or west of Neo Tilted to find the gym. Once inside, walk the soccer ball into the goal. Place top 15 in Duos or Squads with a friend in five matches This challenge is a little easier in squads since there are fewer teams in a match in comparison to duos. Deal 2,500 damage with SMGs to opponentsThe next task is like the previous sets with players needing to deal 2,500 damage, but this time with a SMG. SMGs can work best up close or a small distance away, but don’t go too far or else you’ll just waste bullets. Tags Here’s a map showing where to find the five Singularity helmets. Fortnite season 9 Singularity helmet mapWhere to find the Singularity helmets. Epic Games When players finish the weekly challenges, they’ll receive a new loading screen that hints at a secret Battle Star. Completing the Fortnite season 9, week 1 challenges unlocks the loading screen below. The clue to where to find the secret Battle Star is on the side of the minigun that gives the coordinates I5, I6, J5 and J6. This is a spot just south of Lonely Lounge, right before the green plains turn into the desert. The hidden Battle Star will appear only if a player who completed all challenges is within close proximity.Fortnite season 9 week 1 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 1 Utopia loading screen Epic Games For Fortnite season 9, week 2, the unlocked loading screen doesn’t have a hint hidden in the image, but instead, it’s in the description of the screen. It says, “Last seen battling at Dino Park outhouse, these two can’t be stopped.” This will lead to the location of Fortbyte #13 and not a Battle Star for the week.Fortnite season 9 week 2 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 2 Utopia loading screen Epic Games Once a player’s done with week 3’s challenges, a new loading screen will show a new Doggo skin. The hint for the Battle Star is in the drawing on the small wall that the dogs are sitting on. It leads to a stack of cars in Junk Junction and the secret Battle Star will appear when players come near it.Fortnite season 9 week 3 Utopia loading screenFortnite season 9, week 3 Utopia loading screen Epic Games As in week 2’s Utopia loading screen, week 4’s image provides players a clue of where to get a Fortbyte rather than Battle Star. Players on the search for Forbyte #91 will need to visit Paradise Palms. Off the main street in the area is a storefront where the “D” and “I” are on the map. Look for a bench near the road and Fortbyte #91 should appear.  Name: “Scimitar”Description: “Razor sharp and battle ready.”Rarity: RareName: “Sandstorm”Description: “Timeless Warrior”Rarity: RareMale/Female Skins in this -> pic.twitter.com/FObkzhuiQr— Lucas7yoshi // Fortnite Leaks & News (@lucas7yoshi) May 22, 2019 Unlike other skins, the Singularity has multiple variants. Scattered across the map are helmets representing the different styles and each has its own name: Cuddle, Rex, Drift, Durrr and Pizza. A player with the Singularity skin unlocked can pick up a helmet that will unlock the corresponding style.  Now playing: Watch this: Fortnite season 9 map week 4 fortbyteWhere to find Fortbyte #91. Epic Games Week 5’s Utopia loading screen features a new skin. To the right, in white, are the map designations of B2, B3, C2 and C3. Fortnite season 9 week 5 utopia loading screenThe Utopia loading screen for Fortnite season 9 week 5.  Epic Games That will take players to the mountain northwest of Pleasant Park. A hidden Battle star will appear if all the week’s challenges are completedFortnite season 9 week 5 utopiaLocations for the week 5 Utopia hidden Battle Star. Epic Games Week 6’s Utopia loading screen, called Sure Shot, is a clue for Fortbye #02. When players complete all of the challenges for the week, they will unlock the new image with the description: “Only the best snipers can take out a holo-clock tower lamp from the rooftops of Neo Tilted.”Fortnite season 9 week 6 utopia screenThe week 6 Utopia loading screen has a clue to find a Fortbyte. Epic Games Players can find Fortbyte #02 at the holo-clock tower in Neo Tilted without needing to complete all of the week’s challenges.  Mobile Culture Gamingcenter_img To find this hidden Battle Star, head to Pressure Plant and look for a building with a metal staircase on the outside. The Battle Star will be under the staircase, but it will only appear if you completed all the week 7 challenges. The Utopia loading screen for Week 8 is a clue to where Fortbyte #63 is at. Fortnite utopia loading screen week 8The Utopia loading screen for Fortnite season 9 week 8.  Epic Games The Utopia loading screen will unlock when all of the challenges for week 8 are completed, but players can go find the Fortbyte without it. The location is a gas station just north of Lucky Landing. Fortbyte #63 will appear right next to a gas pump. Week 9’s Utopia loading screen is another image containing a clue to a free Battle Star. To find the star location, look at the graffiti right where the light and shadow meet. Fortnite week 9 utopia loading screenCheck out the graffiti in the Fortnite season 9 week 9 loading screen to find the hidden Battle Star. Epic Games The car in the graffiti is found inside Mega Mall. When near the display car, the hidden Battle Star will appear only if you completed all of the week’s challenges.As the case with some of the previous images, the week 10 utopia loading screen reveals the location of a Fortbyte rather than a Battle Star. Actually, it’s in the description of the screen and not the picture itself. Fortnite season 9 week 10 utopia loading screenThis is the final Utopia loading screen for Fortnite season 9 Epic Games The description for the loading screen says “You’re a long way from Lonely Lodge…” Head to Lonely Lodge and look for a shack just to the west of the main lodge. In there will be Fortbyte #33. Fortnite is available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Android and iOS devices.In the multiplayer online game, you parachute onto an island and use various weapons to eliminate opponents in a last-person-standing scenario. The massively popular game has attracted players with live events like virtual concerts and special limited-time game modes. Developer Epic Games is also hosting the Fortnite World Cup on July 26-28. Online qualification for the esports competition began in April, and finals will take place in New York with a prize pool of $30 million.lead to the location of Fortbyte #13 and not a Battle Star for the week.Originally published on July 17.Update, July 23: Adds first set of Overtime Challenges. July 25: Adds Birthday Challenges. July 25: Adds new Overtime Challenges. July 29: Adds last Overtime Challenges.  Fortnite’s Epic spectacular at E3 2019 #NintendoSwitch #Fortnite unlocked the singularity skin earlier! pic.twitter.com/fJhcOzzY1Q— UndeadSniper5587 (@UndeadSniperYT) July 10, 2019 How Fortnite, AR and YouTube influence toys 6/16/19• UNLOCKED: Fortbyte #2 – Found at a location hidden within Loading Screen #6. pic.twitter.com/uZRJvoehId— Scenario (@iScenario) June 16, 2019 would appreciated to be credited if used <3 pic.twitter.com/6ZHrWygfpH— RISE. 👑 (@fortrisen) June 18, 2019 Share your voice Week 7 Loading Screen(via @FunGamesLeaks) pic.twitter.com/LeWoEvwLub— ShiinaBR - Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) June 18, 2019 6:20 For week 7, players who complete all the challenges will receive a new Utopia loading screen with a clue to a hidden Battle Star.  The image shows Bunker Jonesy, one of the skins introduced in season 9, drawing images from previous events in the game including the meteor shower, the volcano erupting and a giant cube, all of which were used to end a season. Off to the right near his foot appears to be the Polar Peak beast that is causing destruction on the island this season. More importantly, Jonesy appears to be covering a drawing that's likely the big event to end Fortnite season 9. Utopia ChallengesAs in previous seasons, Fortnite season 9 has a season-long set of tasks called Utopia Challenges, for Battle Pass owners. Tackling these special challenges requires the completion of all the weekly challenges throughout the season. Fortnite season 9 Utopia ChallengesFortnite season 9 Utopia Challenges Epic Games/Screenshot by CNET What’s different in Fortnite season 9 is that one of the Utopia challenges revolved around Fortbytes. Players who found 90 of the collectibles that are discoverable as of Wednesday, July 10, will unlock the Singularity skin. last_img read more