Liberia Set for Tunisia Decider on Sunday

first_imgLone Star coach James Salinsah Debbah has named a 27-man squad for the Group A Day 6 crucial fixture away to Tunisia on Sunday, 4 September 2016 in Monastir.Liberia share top spot with Tunisia on 10 points each, with the West Africans having the edge on the back of a lone goal win in the reverse meeting between the two sides last September in Monrovia.The Monastir clash is one of the top-liners on the final day of the qualifiers as victory for either side will hand them the group’s automatic ticket to Gabon. The Lone Star almost blew the chances of qualification after giving up a two-goal lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Togo in the penultimate fixture last June at home which saw ‘Les Eperviers’ move to eight points and remain in contention.As part of preparations for the decisive trip to Tunisia, the Lone Stars played a friendly with Morocco’s Team ‘A’ on 31 August 2016 in Casablanca to gauge their readiness before traveling to Monastir.Debbah, a journey man during his playing days, has called up the likes of William Jebor of Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco), Sam Johnson of Djurgarden (Sweden), Anthony Laffor of South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns amongst others in his quest for a positive result to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the third time in their history after 1996 and 2002.Meanwhile, Togo will face Djibouti in the other Group A at the same time in Lome.Full SquadGoalkeepers: Tommy Sango (LISCR), Garley James (Invincible Eleven)Defenders: Solomon Grimes(Nea Salamina, Cyprus), Trokon Zeon (LISCR), Gizzi Dorbor (Hapoel Afula, Israel), Teah Dennis(Al Ahli, Jordan), Dirkir Glay (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Omega Roberts (FK Donji Srem Pećinci, Serbia), Trokon Zeon, Gizzie Dorbor (Hapoel Afula, Israel), Dominic Tarpeh Doe (Unattached), Hilton Varney (BYC), Joel Johnson (Charlotte Independence, USA)Midfielders: Anthony Snorti Laffor (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Theo Weeks Lewis (Gabala, Azerbaijan), Murphy Oscar Dorley (FK Trakai, Lithuania), Saah Nyumah, Van Dave Harmon (BYC), Dioh Williams ( Gefle, Sweden)Forwards: William Jebor (Wydad Athletic Club, Morocco), Francis Grandpa Doe (NS Matrix, Malaysia), Sam Johnson (Djurgarden, Sweden), Sekou Konneh (Foruna Sittard, Netherlands), Mark Paye (BYC), Emile Daney, Dauda Bortu (Baerum SK, Norway) and Edward Junior Wilson (Perlis, Mayasia)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Netflix Stranger Things mobile game will reveal the Upside Down around you

first_imgFinland-based game studio Next Games is developing the new Stranger Things mobile game.  Netflix Streaming service Netflix is working on a new Stranger Things mobile game for Android and iOS, expected to launch in 2020. The location-based game, which is a hybrid of role-playing and puzzles, is supposed to let players explore the Upside Down parallel universe hidden around our own daily lives.  “No matter where you are at in the world, you can fight and battle against the Upside Down, even in your own backyard,” Chris Lee, director of interactive games at Netflix, said Wednesday at a panel at the E3 gaming conference. The location-based mechanics also involve a Google Maps integration. The game is a partnership with Next Games, a Finland-based company best known for making the Walking Dead games. The developer said it will reimagine the Stranger Things universe in the style of a 1980s Saturday morning cartoon.  “Our core focus will be to deliver on Stranger Things’ rich and intense themes like friendship and supernatural adventure, and translate these into snack-sized entertainment on your mobile device,” Teemu Huuhtanen, the CEO of Next Games, said in a statement.  Also at E3 on Wednesday, Netflix confirmed that Stranger Things will be coming to Fortnite in some capacity in the coming weeks.  Netflix and video games have cross-pollinated before. On its own service, Netflix introduced an interactive video format in 2017 that gives viewers “choose your own adventure” A-or-B story options, such as its programs Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and survival reality show You vs. Wild.  And the company has partnered with dedicated gaming companies too: Telltale Games brought an interactive Minecraft:  Story Mode series to to Netflix in November, and indie game developer BonusXP released one Stranger Things game in 2017, with another planned for this year, hooked on the third season of Netflix’s retro sci-fi hit premiering July 4.  At E3, a Netflix-related panel revealed two characters you can play as in the Stranger Things 3 game: Eleven and Max. Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven on the show, wasn’t pleased that her character was unavailable to play in the first Stranger Things game until you unlock her character at the end, according to Dave Pottinger, CEO of BonusXP, the game’s developer.  The adventure game leans hard into a retro style. Players can choose to play as one of 12 characters from the show, and you can team up with a friend to explore the town of Hawkins, solve puzzles or battle the Mind Flayer, the mysterious paranormal villain of the show’s second season. It’ll be available globally on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, Android and iOS.  The E3 conference earlier unveiled a Nintendo Switch game based on Dark Crystal, a franchise Netflix is releasing as a prequel series this summer.  See All How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 See It • See it $299 Nintendo Switch See It $299 0 Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw reading • Netflix Stranger Things mobile game will reveal the Upside Down around you Best Buy Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action $299 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know E3 2019center_img CNET may get a commission from retail offers. E3 2019 See It Netflix Nintendo Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Walmart Share your voice Video Games Digital Media TV and Movies Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) $289 Post a comment Tags News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Amazonlast_img read more

Wildfires damage Californias famed wine country

first_img By: Haven Daley and Janie HarSource: The Associated Press Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Share Tags: California, Travel Alert NAPA, Calif. — Workers in Northern California’s renowned wine country picked through charred debris and plotted what to do with pricey grapes after wildfires swept through lush vineyards, destroying at least two wineries and damaging many others.The wind-driven wildfires came as Napa and Sonoma counties were finishing highly anticipated harvests of wine grapes. Monday normally would have found workers picking and processing the ripe grapes to make chardonnay and other wines.Instead, melted and blackened wine bottles decorated the ruined Signorello Estate winery in Napa Valley. People at Paradise Ridge Winery in Sonoma County posted photos of debris and haze, saying they were “heartbroken to share the news” that the winery had burned.A maintenance worker watched and hoped for the best Monday as flames crept down a hillside by the Gundlach Bundschu Winery.“It’s right behind the main office. It’s working its way down the hillside. What can I say? It’s slowly working its way in,” Tom Willis said.The Napa Valley Vintners, a trade association, said Monday that most wineries were closed because of power outages, evacuation orders and employees who couldn’t get to work. The organization said it did not have firm numbers on wineries burned or how the smoke might affect this year’s harvest or the industry in general. But it said most grapes had already been picked.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthAbout 12 per cent of grapes grown in California are in Sonoma, Napa and surrounding counties, said Anita Oberholster, a co-operative extension specialist in enology at the University of California, Davis. But they are the highest value grapes, leading to the highest value wines, she said.It’s hard to predict correctly, but she said chances are good this year’s crop won’t carry much smoke damage.“Even if wines now were heavily affected by smoke, it doesn’t carry over to the next season, only in the fruit itself,” she said.Gloria Ferrer, Ravenswood and Kenwood were among well-known wineries closed for the day because of the fires, according to social media posts. Chateau Montelena Winery, which helped put California on the global wine map when it won a French wine-tasting competition in 1976, escaped damage.Wineries that escaped damage grappled with the lack of power, which they need to process the grapes.“Some of our growers did pick for us last night. So we had to unload the fruit into our cold barrel room and wait until tomorrow to process it,” said Alisa Jacobson, vice-president of winemaking at Joel Gott Wines.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“I think we’ll be OK, but it’s not an ideal situation. But more importantly, all our employees seem to be doing OK,” she said.She said she was stunned by the speed of the fires, falling asleep around 10 p.m. Sunday only to wake during the night to the smell of smoke. By 3 a.m. people were being evacuated.Lise Asimont, director of grower relations for the Family Coppola wineries, was among the people being urged to leave her Santa Rosa home. She said explosions that made her think of war woke her around 2 a.m. She opened the front door to a sky snowing ash.Authorities told her family to prepare to flee, but Asimont was also worried about her grapes, four truckloads of cabernet sauvignon machine-picked in Lodi on Sunday with no way of getting to Coppola facilities Monday because of a closed highway.She called a wine maker with LangeTwins winery and vineyards, who had a tank available to crush the grapes and was happy to be able to help. In turn, she passed on the favour to another winery.“There’s a lot of people helping each other, which is amazing,” she said. Wildfires damage California’s famed wine country << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more