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  • A Quick Look at OSU’s Alamo Bowl Foe, Colorado

    first_imgAfter losing the Bedlam de-facto Big 12 title game, the Cowboys are headed to San Antonio on December 29 the face Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl.This is the second-straight year that Oklahoma State has finished second in the Big 12. Last year sent them to the Sugar Bowl with Oklahoma’s College Football Playoff berth.The Cowboys are 1-2 in Alamo Bowls, the most recent trip was their 36-10 win over Arizona in 2010. Colorado has been to the Alamo Bowl once, losing in overtime to Wisconsin back in 2002.So let’s look at the Cowboys’ former Big 8/Big 12 opponent, Colorado.At 10-3 the Buffaloes won the Pac-12 South division before being dispatched by Washington 41-10 in the Pac-12 title game. Their three losses are to current top-10 teams Southern Cal, Michigan and Washington.What can’t be underestimated is the job fourth-year head coach Mike MacIntyre has done in turning the football program in Boulder around.After three consecutive losing seasons, MacIntyre’s Buffs followed a 4-9 year with a the program’s first 10-win year since 2001. In fact, the Buffs hadn’t turned out a winning season since 2005, six years before they left the Big 12 for the Pac-12.This accomplishment earned MacIntyre Pac-12 Coach of the Year as well as Walter Camp National Coach of the Year awards. The Buffaloes bring to San Antonio the nation’s 18th-ranked scoring defense giving up just 20.5 points per game and the 43rd-ranked scoring offense at 32.8 point per game.Their offense is led by senior quarterback Sefo Liufau and junior running back Phillip Lindsay (1,189 yards at 5.2 yards per carry and 16 touchdowns).Their defense is the star here and they are led by senior linebacker Jimmie Gilbert who has 57 total tackles, 9.5 sacks, 12.5 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, six qb hurries and three pass breakups.Colorado boasts a 21st-ranked 0.96 net points per drive. They rank 7th in opponent points per drive scored (1.36) and 4th in opponent’s points per drive the start within an opposing offense’s own 20-yard line, so field position could be huge in this game.The Cowboys and Buffaloes haven’t met since 2009 you know, the Weeden-game, when they were both still in the Big 12. The Buff’s hold a 26-19-1 edge in the all-time series.The Valero Alamo Bowl will air on ESPN on December 29. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

  • Photos: Week 3 of Spring Practice

    first_img[PFB] While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Justice Hill was back at it on Wednesday in Stillwater, and here are some of the best photos from Week 3 by our photographer Jackson Lavarnway.last_img read more

  • Henry wants ‘dream’ Arsenal job

    first_imgArsenal It’d be a dream – Arsenal legend Henry wants Gunners manager’s job Ryan Benson 04:44 26/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) henry-cropped Getty Images Arsenal League Cup Arsène Wenger Arsenal v Manchester City Manchester City Arsene Wenger may face fresh calls to leave the Emirates after their Carabao Cup final defeat, with one of his former pupils eager to get the job Thierry Henry wants to be considered for the Arsenal manager’s position once Arsene Wenger departs, calling it his “dream” job.Arsenal lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the EFL Cup final on Sunday, producing a poor display that is sure to increase the scrutiny on Wenger, especially with his team 10 points adrift of a top-four place in the Premier League and in danger of missing out on the Champions League for a second successive season.The Frenchman has faced frequent calls to end his near 22-year association with the north London club in recent times but has clung on to the manager’s role despite the team being on a downward trajectory.Sunday’s defeat – courtesy of goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva – means the Europa League is now their last chance of silverware this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Henry, who emerged as a world star under Wenger during his playing days at Arsenal, has been touted as a potential replacement when the 68-year-old does depart and admitted he would jump at the chance.”It would be a dream for me,” Henry told Sky Sports. “Interested [in the job]? Yes. Who wouldn’t be?”But I can’t talk about it because of the respect that I have for the man in charge still, and my job that I’m doing with Belgium right now.”last_img read more

  • The beauty vs efficiency dilemma at Mexico’s heart

    first_imgWorld Cup The beauty vs efficiency dilemma at the heart of Osorio’s Mexico tactics Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author In Ekaterinburg Last updated 1 year ago 00:06 6/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Javier Hernandez Mexico World Cup 2018 Getty World Cup Mexico Mexico v Sweden Sweden The manager is still trying to find a way to break down compact teams without resorting to play a style he wants to avoid Things went oh so wrong for Mexico in a 3-0 defeat to Sweden on Wednesday. One point would’ve put El Tri atop Group F and into Saint Petersburg to face Switzerland in the last 16.But when Korea scored twice to send Germany packing, Mexico ended up where everyone sort of expected they would be when the tournament started: in Samara needing to beat the Brazilians to get to the quarterfinals on foreign soil for the first time in history.Before heading off to the home of Stalin’s bunker, Goal looks back at five storylines that emerged from Mexico’s lopsided defeat to the Swedes. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Osorio’s beauty v. efficiency dilemmaJuan Carlos Osorio is obsessed with soccer. He studies the game as his job and watches the game as a hobby. He idolizes great managers like Marcelo Bielsa and takes cues from the modern games greatest minds like Pep Guardiola.So when faced with a team like Sweden, one that plays in one way, looking to use its size and physical attributes to beat the opponent, Osorio is puzzled. Mexico knows how to beat teams who come out and play soccer. It’s why El Tri can top Germany 1-0 in the World Cup and can hang with Belgium in a top friendly but loses to Honduras and plays out a scoreless draw with Wales. Even the March friendly against Iceland, which Mexico eventually won 3-0 presented issues.After the match, Osorio was asked if he’d rather play pretty and lose or play ugly and win. He pondered the question for a few moments. “Let me think,” he said. “Today and after qualifying, I would rather lose the way we lost. If we wouldn’t have qualified, then I would probably accept that from my part. I think it was too much, and it’s always the case.”Today, my sin was to be a purist, thinking that with the idea of playing football, we can compete and beat a team that plays the same type of football every week. It showed me and it taught me a lot of lessons. Hopefully, one day I will get it right, that we play good football and we can beat teams that play that way.”You could see on the field even when Mexico was 2-0 down that technically they were the better team. El Tri moved the ball well, though it struggled to break through and get into the box. One-on-one its players were able to find success. Even defenders were using skill moves to scoot past the Sweden players marking them. But what good is it to play the prettiest soccer in all of Russia if you end up losing 3-0?”Believe me, I deeply respect that way of playing. I don’t agree with it because they never play from the back, everything is from the goalkeepers to the attackers, but that’s the way you feel football should be played. That’s very respectable,” Osorio said. “If you continue doing so I think you have a very good chance to get good results. It’s amazing to realize you can play in the same manner every time and compete and beat teams that play in a different way like we did.”While Switzerland undoubtedly would be an easier opponent to get past than Brazil, Mexico at least can take some comfort in the fact that Brazil will come out and play as well. It will be romantic v. romantic, a search for beauty v. beauty. Osorio’s dilemma solves itself for the next game.Edson Alvarez needs a liftEdson Alvarez MexicoAfter a match in which he had committed a defensive mistake and put a goal past his own goalkeeper, 20-year-old Edson Alvarez left the field distraught. He was choking back tears as players like Guillermo Ochoa and Hugo Ayala ran over to comfort the young player. The reality is nothing he did changed Mexico’s fate. He was hardly the sole reason El Tri suffered against Sweden and his work against Germany and Korea helped them pass through to the next stage anyway.”We’ve talked with him. We’re talking to him in the locker room. They’re things that happen in soccer. They’re things that happen,” center back Carlos Salcedo said. “I think we’ve always shown and always said that even when we have a good result and a good game the team can’t think to much of itself and when we have an afternoon that didn’t go like we wanted, the team can’t get too down.”It looks like the messages are getting through to the young America defender. “Experience is the name we give to our mistakes,” he tweeted. “I’m not giving up. This continues.”Experiencia es el nombre que damos a nuestras equivocaciones.💪🏼 #NoMeRindo Esto sigue.🔛🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/ooDOsVTeTH— Edson Alvarez (@EdsonAlvarez19) June 27, 2018Defense is not a position of depth, so even if Osorio opts for a different alignment in the next match, Mexico needs Alvarez to be available both physically and emotionally. The veteran players are doing what they can to make sure Alvarez is back with a smile on his face in training and with a healthy desire to get back on the field and redeem himself with his play rather than shrink back after a bad day.Missing MorenoHector Moreno Mexico World Cup 2018El Tri players downplayed losing Hector Moreno for the match against Brazil, but it has to have alarm bells ringing internally. Moreno was booked after being called for a penalty when he took down Marcus Berg just after the hour mark. It was his second yellow of the group stage, meaning he’ll miss out Monday. The center back is the only left-footed defender on Mexico’s roster and, while Salcedo may have surpassed him as the best defender on the roster, he’s still a crucial player to the squad.As we’ve discussed before, not only does Moreno defend well (a few gaffes against Sweden notwithstanding), he also starts many of Mexico’s attacks with his passes through the lines for the forward or over the top to players on the right wing. Having a player like Moreno who can send an accurate ball to Miguel Layun or Carlos Vela on the right and allow that player to make things happen is a big advantage – one El Tri will be missing against the South Americans.”Hector is a very important player, but at the same time we have 23 players who are here with a big dream and we’ll try to do things as well as possible,” Miguel Layun said. “The manager is in charge of that, the mister will make the choice about who will replace him, if we make changes, if we play the same way, we don’t know. Right now, we’re waiting to see who we’ll play and once we know that the manager will do the analysis and look for the way to win.”Layun could be an option to come back into the defense, playing at right back with Edson Alvarez moving into the middle and Salcedo coming over to left center back. Salcedo definitely seems to be the most likely player to fill the role after Osorio tried him there for a half in friendly matches against Wales and Scotland.The Frankfurt defender should be fine at the position, but the question is about the right side of the defense without his skill and maturity. Ayala may come back into the starting XI at right center back. The Tigres defender held his own against a strong Germany team and may once again be called upon against some of the world’s most talented players.Getting the mentality rightRafa Marquez MexicoIt’s tricky to strike the right tone, to find the balance between the confidence needed to go head to head against Brazil in the round of 16 and the disappointment that has to come after losing a game 3-0.”We had a touch of luck,” Marco Fabian said after the match.”You’re in the World Cup. The mood is still high. The dream is still there. We’re not eliminated, we did advance so you have to be happy about that,” Ochoa said. “Of course, you have to be clear, we’re not happy with today’s result, nobody is, but we’re also happy because we’re in the next round and like I said nobody gave us anything in the first two games. We beat Germany by playing good soccer, and we put the first strike against Germany. It turned out to be one of the toughest groups where anybody could beat anyone else. We’re still here.”Those players, in Fabian’s case speaking to the TV cameras as he came off the field and in Ochoa’s speaking in the mixed zone after the match, were able to find the tone. On the other hand, Rafa Marquez, the team’s spiritual leader, didn’t nail it after having time to think and reflect…”The mediocre people who never have achieved anything in life will say we passed because of a miracle. Those who have gotten something important in life, we say first goal completed and now it’s time to work and continue getting better to reach our next goal and objective,” he wrote on Instagram.That’s not the right attitude, or #4ctitud, to take after the worst loss the national team has suffered since the 4-1 defeat to Germany the last time El Tri was in Russia.VAR not bothering MexicoNestor Pitana Mexico Sweden referee VARThere has been plenty of frustration about technology at this World Cup, with enormous video assistant referee crews reviewing every play as it happens. At times they have been involved in controversial decisions. Mexico saw a few VAR moments go in its favor Wednesday, with the referee in its game declining to award Sweden a first-half penalty after Chicharito’s arm made contact with the ball in the box as he was trying to attack the other way. Korea’s goal standing against Germany was another boost for El Tri.There also were moments like Moreno’s penalty where technology didn’t come into play, and on the balance of things the game in Ekaterinburg was poorly officiated. Even so, there’s relatively little frustration from the Mexico camp about VAR, with many players already familiar with the system thanks to its use in their leagues.”It’s a weird topic. I’ve had it in the league, I had the chance in Portugal to play with VAR. It’s something so new, it’s different,” Layun said. “Suddenly there’s a certain stress in every play on the field. It’s a new rule, we have to accept it, be aware of it and play with that as well.”Salcedo pointed out that it still comes down to a human (or a team of humans) doing their best to analyze the things they’re processing whether it be live action or a video review. For the center back, Mexico’s mistakes Wednesday were far more concerning than anything the referee did.”I don’t like to talk about that much. Ultimately, we’re all humans and we make mistakes at our job. Today we made mistakes, and we can’t get upset by the referee,” he said. “The referee did what he thought was right and we have to respect that.”last_img read more

  • Instructions: How To Make A Super Bowl Squares Betting Pool

    first_imgSuper Bowl Squares betting pool template.Super Bowl SquaresHaving a Super Bowl party tonight? Make the game watching more fun by creating a Super Bowl squares betting pool. Here’s how you do it. 1. Get a large white poster board (or something else big to write on). 2. Draw a big square. 3. Within the square, create a 10 x 10 grid, making 100 little squares. 4. Label the left side of the grid as one team (Carolina Panthers) and the top of the grid as the other team (Denver Broncos). 5. Write numbers 0-9 on small pieces of paper. Put the pieces of paper in a hat. Draw one number for each square (10 squares) on the left side of the grid. Put the pieces of the paper back in the hat and repeat the drawing for the top side of the grid. 6. The squares are now ready to be filled with peoples’ names. You can fill the squares by random selection, first-come-first-serve, etc. 7. At the end of each quarter, the person whose square has the correct numbers with the corresponding team wins. Example: If the score is Denver 14, Carolina 0 at the end of the first quarter, the person with the Denver 4 – Carolina 0 square wins. The following video also gives instructions on how to make a square if you didn’t get it. last_img read more

  • Film Productions Announced

    first_img Quick facts: the fund applies to eligible costs such as labour, goods or services purchased from a Nova Scotia–based supplier when an application is approved, NSBI issues a commitment letter which can be used for bank financing. When the applicant enters the official incentive agreement, the agreement can also be used for the financing process once a production is approved for a funding commitment, the funds are placed in reserve when the production is complete the applicant submits a final claim to NSBI for processing and disbursement all applications and claims are processed and approved by NSBI Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) announced two newly approved productions through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Nov. 8. Documentary Evil Outdoors, produced by Tell Tale Entertainment Inc., has been approved for a funding commitment of $200,045 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $678,118. Another documentary, Sickboy, produced by Dream Street SB Pictures Inc., has been approved for a funding commitment of $129,140 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $445,311. As funding commitments are approved details will be available on the NSBI website at www.nsbi.ca/filmfunding. center_img To learn more about the application process, eligible costs and guidelines, go to Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund at www.nsbi.ca. -30-last_img read more

  • Sophie Gregoire Trudeau urges girls to have confidence in themselves

    first_imgWASHINGTON – Sophie Gregoire Trudeau kicked off a United Nations-led girls’ conference in Washington with a pep talk, urging young women to believe in themselves and in their ability to shape the world.The prime minister’s wife referred to her own past eating disorder and talked about the ways young girls often lack confidence, in their appearance or in their ability.She opened the Girl Up Leadership Summit urging the hundreds of young women in attendance to fight back against that lack of confidence.She also promoted Canadian international development programs, tailored to helping women.Gregoire Trudeau said it’s a basic economic fact that societies with empowered women are more prosperous.She delivered a string of extemporaneous remarks, wandering around the stage as she spoke off-the-cuff, and got an ovation from the crowd at the beginning and end.last_img read more

  • Teams Named For David Beckham Match For Children

    first_imgAn all-star line-up of footballing legends has today been announced to play at the David Beckham Match for Children in aid of UNICEF at Old Trafford, United Kingdom.

Some of the biggest names in football will come together for the one-off match on Saturday 14 November 2015 to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF’s work for the world’s most vulnerable children.

The Great Britain and Ireland team will be captained by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham and managed by fellow UNICEF Ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson. The team includes a galaxy of footballing stars including Manchester United players Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and Phil Neville.

The Rest of the World XI, led by Zinedine Zidane and managed by Carlo Ancelotti, will also field some of the best players to have graced the game from European Champions to World Cup winners including Cafu, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho.

The latest list of players is as follows, with more still to be announced:

GB and IrelandManager: Sir Alex FergusonCaptain: David BeckhamDavid SeamanDavid JamesSol CampbellJohn TerryPhil NevilleRio FerdinandJamie CarragherAshley ColeNicky ButtPaul ScholesRyan GiggsMichael OwenAndy Cole

Rest of the WorldManager: Carlo AncelottiCaptain: Zinedine ZidaneEdwin van der SaarCafuFabio CannavaroAlessandro NestaLuis FigoRonaldinhoPatrick VieiraMichael BallackMassimo AmbrosiniRobert PiresDwight YorkePatrick Kluivert Ole Gunnar SolskjaerLandon Donovan
Italian legend Pierluigi Collina, who was named FIFA’s ‘Best Referee of the Year’ for six consecutive years during a renowned career, will referee the match. 

David commented “It’s incredible that we’re going to be bringing so many of the world’s greatest footballers together under one roof for this match. All the players who will set foot on the Old Trafford turf know just how important this cause is and why UNICEF needs our support to help give children and young people a fair chance in life. Every day children across the world are at risk of violence, poverty and disease – I believe we can change this and take action to make sure children grow up safe from these dangers. This match is a fantastic opportunity to take steps forward and raise awareness and vital funds to help improve the lives of children across the world.”

Money raised through profits from ticket sales and donations made on match day will go to UNICEF’s work providing lifesaving care including protection, health and nutrition for some of the world’s most vulnerable children. To donate to UNICEF’s work, click here.

Earlier this year, David marked his 10th year as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador with the launch of 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund and made a personal commitment to use his voice, influence and connections to raise vital funds, fight inequality and rally for lasting change for the world’s most vulnerable children across every region of the world.Over the past decade David Beckham has helped UNICEF promote and protect the rights of children. He has raised global awareness of the dangers children are facing around the world including malnutrition, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, violence and the devastating effects of natural disasters. He has travelled to see UNICEF’s work, meeting children and their families in Sierra Leone, South Africa, Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia. In September 2015, David joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake to unveil a digital installation that brought the voices of children and young people to the heart of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Match for Children will kick off at 15:00GMT on 14 November 2015. Tickets are now sold out. Hospitality packages are still available to purchase.last_img read more

  • Halifax professor launches seminar on Aboriginal womens issues

    first_imgAPTN National NewsA professor in Halifax is hoping to educate the next generation of Maritime teachers in the history and issues of Aboriginal women.Dr. Rita Deverell will be facilitating a seminar called “Women, Contemporary Issues, and Resistance” at Mount St. Vincent University until March 29th. The course will primarily look at events and issues in Atlantic Canada.APTN National News reporter Taryn Della met with Dr. Deverell, and files this report.last_img

  • Fake review factories fooling Amazon shoppers

    first_imgSan Francisco: Amazon’s online shoppers are being fooled by fake review factories running on multiple Facebook groups. The scam is supported by several large and small companies as well as by entrepreneurs who depend on Facebook to spread positive reviews about their products listed on Amazon to its 2.6 billion users globally. Fake reviewers, backed by Amazon sellers, post details about the products on Facebook Groups to influence consumers, the Guardian reported on Saturday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalSince the reviewers have to really pay for the items, Amazon is fooled into believing that the buyer is genuine but after leaving a glowing review, the product manufacturing company refunds the purchase price and sometimes also pays an extra fee. “Which?”, a brand name used by UK-based Consumers’ Association, said that “nearly all” of the Facebook groups it uncovered last autumn were still active, the report said. Earlier this week “Which?” claimed that Amazon’s system was being undermined by a flood of fake five-star reviews for unfamiliar brands. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”Researchers analysed listings of hundreds of popular tech products and found top-rated items were dominated by brands with names such as Itshiny, Vogek and Aitalk, many with thousands of unverified reviews,” the report added. In October 2018, “Which?” said two large Facebook groups, plus some smaller groups, may between them have up to 87,000 members potentially engaged in writing fake reviews. “We don’t allow people to facilitate or encourage the trade of fake user reviews. The groups brought to our attention have now been removed for violating our policies,” the report quoted Facebook as telling “Which?” “We urge people to continue to use our reporting tools to flag content they think breaks our rules.” On the other hand, Amazon claimed it invests “significant resources” to protect the integrity of reviews on its site, the report said. “We have clear participation guidelines for both reviewers and selling partners, and we suspend, ban and take legal action on those who violate our policies,” the report quoted Amazon as saying.last_img read more

  • Spanish Prime Minister Asks EU to Give Morocco Funding to Handle

    Rabat – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has supported Morocco’s request for resources to tackle undocumented migration and border issues.Sanchez allegedly sent a letter to the European Union Commission, urging it to provide Morocco with emergency assistance to face the challenges of undocumented migration to Europe.A gateway to both Africa and Europe, Morocco has been receiving hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees in recent years. According to British news outlet Euractiv, the EU has “approved” a €55 million grant to assist Morocco. The fund falls within the EU’s Border Management program and will provide resources for border guards in Morocco.EU officials told the outlet that the letter included other demands from several other governments, adding that the commission is “quickly” responding to the requests.The call for cooperation followed the latest crossing of nearly 700 migrants, who violently stormed the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the morning of July 26.On July 27, Spanish news outlet La Sexta quoted journalist Ignacio Cembrero as saying that Morocco’s Ministry of Interior has responded to Spain’s request, asking for €60 million in resources.“Morocco has drafted a long list of resources, including vehicles, helicopters, riot gear and radars, worth 60 million euros to fight irregular migration,” reported to La Sexta.Morocco’s stance is clearKing Mohammed VI has expressed interest in solving migration issues in Africa, urging leaders to increase efforts to address the issue.Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita has said that migration requires concrete measures.After a meeting with Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister Josep Borrell in June, Bourita said that his country would refuse any action from the European Union to outsource migrant reception centers to Morocco, describing such a solution as “easy.”The minister added that such steps cannot solve the issue of migrants but are “counterproductive” measures.Hundreds of migrants have also chosen the North African country as a destination instead of just a transit country.In May, Morocco’s National Committee in Charge of Monitoring Immigrant Regularization announced that the country is taking measures to regularize over 24,000 undocumented migrants. read more

  • Congress mulls cap on what Medicare enrollees pay for drugs

    WASHINGTON — Health care is a top issue for American voters, and Congress may actually be moving toward doing something this year to address the high cost of prescription drugs.High on the list is capping out-of-pocket costs for participants in Medicare’s popular Part D prescription drug program, which has left some beneficiaries with bills rivaling a mortgage payment.The effort to cap out-of-pocket costs in Medicare’s prescription plan is being considered as part of broader legislation to restrain drug prices.The program was enacted more than 15 years ago — before the advent of pills costing $1,000 apiece or more.Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press read more

  • Having a booze not cheap

    The Ministry of Finance announced the excise duty on liquor have been increased with effect from today.Accordingly a litre of arack has been increased from between Rs 25 and Rs 30 while a lite of beer has been increased by Rs 10.

  • Goodman remains among worlds best with prestigious business accreditation

    Brock University’s Goodman School of Business has reaffirmed its place among the world’s most acclaimed business programs.The business school has been re-accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the longest serving and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.Fewer than five per cent of business degree-granting institutions around the world achieve an AACSB accreditation, the highest standard of achievement for business schools.The re-accreditation is effective for the next five years and is an indication of Goodman’s commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in business education.In January, Brock hosted a peer-review team comprised of senior leadership from other business schools across North America to assess Goodman’s academic curriculum, staff support and research activities against the international accreditation standards.“This accreditation is not just about meeting the standards, it recognizes that there are always things to continuously improve upon,” said Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes. Goodman has been steadily identifying areas where the business school excels and can improve upon so that they can be addressed to exceed the AACSB expectations.“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Goodman to continue with AACSB accreditation since 2002,” Gaudes said. “We continue to be confident that we not only meet the accreditation but also excel in this space in comparison to other business schools around the world.”Goodman’s AACSB accreditation covers its six degree programs.Throughout the review process, Goodman’s program size, faculty enthusiasm and experiential education opportunities, particularly through Service-Learning, were noted as key areas of strength.“AACSB congratulates the Goodman School of Business on extending its accreditation,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice-President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International.“The intense peer-review process confirms a school’s continued focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development and student learning. Goodman’s dedication to delivering high quality business education will create the next generation of great leaders.” read more

  • Mens soccer looks to rebound against Akron

    OSU sophomore defender Austin Bergstrom (25) chases the ball during a game against Northwestern on Sept. 14 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.Credit: Muyao Shen / Lantern photographerWith its first loss of the season in the rearview mirror, the Ohio State men’s soccer team is set for a quick turnaround against another tough opponent.OSU is scheduled to take on Akron (3-2-1) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The Buckeyes (2-1-3, 1-1-0) fell to then-No. 10 Penn State, 1-0, on the road Sunday for their first loss of the 2014 campaign, and the effort level in that contest did not sit well with several members of the team.“We didn’t play very well,” senior midfielder Max Moller said. “We held back too much, sat back, played too much defense, didn’t step up. It’s a learning lesson. We learned what we have to work on. It really exposed all our weaknesses.”Sophomore forward Christian Soldat echoed those statements of disappointment.“There’s a lot of things you can blame it on, but overall, we really gave them too much credit, them being Penn State and a top-10 team,” Soldat said. “We kind of sat back in the first half and let them build momentum when we should’ve came out flying as the underdogs.”OSU and Akron aren’t strangers to each other’s programs. Wednesday’s matchup marks the 37th meeting between the two schools. Akron has dominated the series with a 27-6-3 all-time record, including a 1-0 victory in Akron, Ohio, last season.“We know how they play, they probably know how we play, and we can come out, have a good scouting report, and work on defensively and offensively how we can take them down,” Soldat said.The Zips were the 2010 national champions, and made it to the sweet 16 in last year’s NCAA Tournament. However, the team dropped its first two regular season games this season and drew another before rattling off three straight victories coming into this week’s game.OSU coach John Bluem said he thinks the Zips have worked through their early season struggles in what is only the second season in charge for coach Jared Embick and are ready to bring their A-game.“The names have changed, the coaching staff has changed, but they are still getting really, really quality recruits,” Bluem said. “They had a difficult start to the season, but they have (13) freshmen, so they have a lot of really young players on their team, and now they’ve won three straight. It seems like they’re finding the way, so I anticipate that they’re going to be a pretty well-oiled machine when they come in here Wednesday night and we’re going to have to be at our very best.”Aside from the on-field matchup, the game holds a special meaning for Bluem and the rest of the team, as it is the annual Connor Senn Memorial Match.Senn, then a freshman on the men’s soccer team, collapsed on the field during a game at Akron on Sept. 26, 2001. He was rushed to the hospital, but died that night from a congenital heart defect.The Connor Senn Memorial Fund was established by Dr. Lance Senn, Senn’s father, to raise money for scholarship fund an educational symposium. Proceeds collected at the game will go to the fund and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute at the Wexner Medical Center.“It’s hard to believe it’s been (13) years since Connor passed,” Bluem said. “The game has seen some changes over the years, but the one thing that’s been consistent is it’s been a wonderful community event.“It always saddens me quite a bit when we have this game,” Bluem continued. “It just brings back the memory of that tragic night.”Bluem said he plans to share a moment with the team before the game to stress the preciousness of the time they get to spend together and motivate his squad to play for a “special reason” in Senn’s memory.After the matchup with the Zips, OSU is set to take on Dayton on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio. read more

  • PPP commits to reverse burdensome taxes – Ali tells stakeholders

    Addressing a packed audience at the historic stakeholders’ forum at the New Thrieving Restaurant, Proividence East Bank Demerara on Saturday evening, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali outlined that over the past three years, the local economy has suffered tremendous difficulties with private consumption falling by $196 billion, while tax collections have increased.PPP/C Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali addressing he gathering on Saturday evening“It therefore means that the increased tax collection was not as a result of growth in consumption but as a direct result of the 200 new tax measures. Our economy is showing some worrying signs. Non-performing loans increased by $28 billion, 58 per cent of this is in the business sector. This means a lot of our businesses are at risk especially the small-medium size businesses. We’ve seen the effects of this at the regional level, where a number of big businesses have closed or downsizing causing loss of jobs,” he posited.Highlighting that domestic credit of commercial banks to the central bank increased by a whopping $259 million whilst domestic credit to the Private Sector grew marginally by 12 per cent, Ali pointed out that this shows a contraction in the Private Sector with less borrowing and this is a direct result of no new businesses opening and very limited expansion in existing businesses.As such, he noted that in the future, it is imperative to critically analyse spending priorities and cut out waste.“Going forward, we cannot afford to manage the economy on tradition indicators and ratios. Instead, we have to manage our economy to ensure sustainable development which balances economic growth with social development and environmental priorities. The development must be felt by every Guyanese. In this regard, we have to focus on issues of inequality, income distribution, vulnerability of at-risk communities and groups so as the tide of the economy rises, all would be placed in a better position,” Ali asserted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt taxation strangles struggling economy – AliAugust 19, 2019In “Business”PPP/C presidential candidate on the move, begins outreach in BerbiceJanuary 23, 2019In “latest news”Berbicians turn out in thousands to support PPP’s Presidential candidateJanuary 26, 2019In “latest news” read more

  • Column So we have recognised Tom Cruises Irish roots wheres the harm

    first_imgLAST WEEK, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore presented Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise with a Certificate of Irish Heritage in Dublin. These government-issued certificates are available to all people around the world who can establish Irish ancestry at a cost of €45. Cruise was here for the premiere of his new film, Oblivion. His visit attracted significant media attention and adoring fans greeted him at every chance during the 24 hours he spent in Ireland. Many were also amused, or bemused, by the news that Tom Cruise is of Irish descent.Tom Cruise’s ancestryIndeed, Tom Cruise’s Irish ancestry, which goes all the way back to Strongbow, was confirmed by expert genealogists commissioned by Tourism Ireland as part of The Gathering, the now well-known initiative to attract the far-flung Irish diaspora back “home” in 2013.  I suspect that most Irish people regard The Gathering as a well-intentioned, relatively benign idea – or at the very least say “why not?”The Gathering has the potential simultaneously to help reconnect those who left with those who’ve stayed and to provide a badly needed boost to the local and national economies. A not-insignificant and rather vocal minority, however, are exceedingly cynical about and/or outright oppose The Gathering. Related doubts and critiques were expressed in a variety of different ways last week after people saw Tom Cruise beaming with his new certificate of Irishness.What ignites hostility to seemingly harmless endeavours like issuing a Certificate of Irish Heritage or inviting people of Irish extraction (or who just happen to like Ireland) to come and experience, again or for the first time, the wonders of life here?  In my view, three primary factors are behind the negativity that’s manifestly out there.Money, enmity and cultural snobbishnessFirst is a genuinely held belief that the government is wasting a lot of taxpayer money on The Gathering that could be much better spent on far more pressing needs in the current difficult climate. But the reality is that only about €5 million is being spent, and every cent that is spent to assist those organising a wide range of events around the country must be accounted for. Furthermore, even if The Gathering is quite a limited success, €5 million will easily be recouped. The argument that The Gathering is a frivolous waste of money is doubtless linked to widespread criticism about the current government’s fiscal priorities. It doesn’t withstand scrutiny though.Second is a profound enmity that so many emigrants – both those who remain overseas and those who have returned – have toward the Irish government and political class who they hold responsible, with some justification, for their having to leave the country of their birth in search of a better life. Growing up in Boston, both older Irish emigrants and my contemporaries voiced their hatred for those who “call the shots” in this country time and time again. They never thought the Celtic Tiger was anything other than illusory and aren’t one bit surprised about where Ireland now finds itself.Actor and former cultural ambassador Gabriel Byrne, who called The Gathering a “scam” and a “shakedown” was admittedly influenced by similar comments he’s heard from fellow emigrants in New York. The bitterness they feel is regrettable and understandable. Yet if anything, The Gathering could be a great vehicle for re-engaging with the aggrieved.Third is a smug and snobbish view that a small number of outspoken Irish people have about the diaspora – in particular, the Irish America of which I am a proud product. This view was most prominently articulated in a deeply offensive screed, “Americans, if you want the full Irish, take it,” by Donald Clarke in The Irish Times last year. In the piece, Clarke termed it a “myth” that an American with a “wandering ancestor” has any claim on Irishness; defined the typical Irish American as an “eighth generation O’Hara;” and, unsurprisingly, cited his experience of conversing with a barstool IRA supporter in an Irish pub in Queens.There is a huge global diasporaThere are, of course, Irish Americans whose behaviour is over the top and whose “paddywhackery” is embarrassing. The vast majority of Irish people can laugh off the occasional nonsense and cherish the relationship they have with their American cousins. These Irish Americans love and often act affirmatively on their heartfelt connection to this country. But a small number of people here have no use for Irish America. Initiatives that are likely to lend credence to or to enhance any, in their minds, tenuous sense of Irishness that Irish Americans enjoy are simply too much to contemplate.Notwithstanding the negativity, commendable work in communities across Ireland continues in the year of The Gathering.  It’s not just about giving heritage certificates to movie stars. Literally thousands of community-based events will have taken place in every corner of Ireland before 2013 is over.The people who are so cynical about or actually opposed to these efforts really should ask themselves: Why?  There is a huge global diaspora with an extraordinary affinity for Ireland. And considering this country’s long and tragic history of forced emigration, it’s fairly myopic to posit that only the people who were born and raised here have a claim to Irishness.I believe most Irish people respect and understand the complex identity of the diaspora, and don’t mind that millions of people around the world regard themselves as part of this small island.  They’re right.  Given the good will it generates, the opportunities it creates and the access it allows, Irishness is incredibly powerful.  Most countries would kill for it.Larry Donnelly is a Law Lecturer at NUI Galway and a political columnist with IrishCentral.com. To read other articles by Larry for TheJournal.ie click here. Read: Tom Cruise: From action hero to… famine hero>PICS: Irishness, pints and craic: Tom Cruise’s 24 hours in Dublin (pics, videos)>last_img read more

  • Many have made no payments at all for years PTSB defends controversial

    first_img Image: Shutterstock/Semmick Photo – FILE IMAGE ‘Many have made no payments at all for years’: PTSB defends controversial €3.7 billion mortgage sell off The proposed sell-off has become the subject of a political battle in recent days. Tuesday 20 Feb 2018, 8:42 PM Many have made no payments at all for years.TheJournal.ie asked Permanent TSB’s spokesperson whether the bank could provide a further breakdown on how many customers had not engaged in over seven years. They said that no further information was available this evening.The statement said the sale of non-performing loans to third parties was common in the UK and other European countries.“In the UK there are a number of examples since the current crisis began of the UK Government disposing of homeloans to third party funds.”Legacy of the crisis In a section of its statement titled ‘After Ten Years’ PTSB set out why it believed it should be allowed move ahead with the sell off, describing non-performing loans as “are one of the last significant legacy issues of the financial crisis”.“All stakeholders have worked extremely hard over almost a decade to minimise the number of loans that are not performing and to give customers the space and time to try to resolve their issues themselves.“However, we are now almost ten years on from the start of the crisis. A new generation of home buyers needs to be able to engage with healthy, competitive banks who can finance and purchase homes and, the banks themselves need to ensure that they are strong, profitable and capable of withstanding potential future shocks.“Given all this, and the existence of appropriate consumer protection regulation of the interaction with customers by any acquirer, the Bank believes that now is an appropriate time to implement measures that are considered part of normal banking practice in the UK and other European countries.These include allowing third parties to work out these non-performing loans and allowing banks to use their resources to concentrate on providing new loans to home buyers and businesses who need access to credit. These are not just names on a list, they are families, some of them are in a difficult position. 39,169 Views Image: Shutterstock/Semmick Photo – FILE IMAGE Feb 20th 2018, 3:42 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Many have engaged with the bank, they have agreed to restructure loans, they have agreed to split mortgages, they are fully meeting the terms of their loan, yet they find themselves in a non-performing loan bundle – why is that?He added that the legislation his party is proposing must be a priority.In the Dáil, Micheál Martin raised concerns that any legislation introduced would need to be fast-tracked and allowed through all stages in a speedy manner.“We have time,” Varadkar responded.Varadkar said he understood that mortgage holders did not need further stress, adding that the government would give “open and constructive” consideration to further protections.- With reporting by Daragh Brophy ‘It’s not fair’: Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to ‘unregulated’ vulture funds>‘You’re throwing people to the vulture funds’: Government criticised for taking no action to halt PTSB loan sale> By Christina Finn Share407 Tweet Email 194 Comments Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Leo Varadkar says he knows there is considerable concern about the sale. PTSB hasn’t yet sold any loans yet, there is no buyer yet. The bank has yet to consult the minister, which it is required to do— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) February 20, 2018 Updated at 8.5opm PERMANENT TSB HAS released a statement defending it’s plan to sell off a €3.7 billion book of non-performing loans known as Project Glas.The proposed sell-off of 18,000 properties, including 14,000 private dwelling homes, has become the subject of a political battle in recent days, and was raised several times today in Leaders’ Questions.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the Dáil earlier that Permanent TSB, which is 75% owned by the state, had not yet found a buyer.Fianna Fáil has sought to challenge the government on the issue, and has launched a bid to block the planned PTSB sale.Party leader Micheál Martin told the Taoiseach the bank was “outsourcing its dirty work” and said a message must be sent by the government that it would not countenance such behaviour.“The government very much stands by families,” the Taoiseach said.He said it would be illegal for the government to instruct the bank on the issue of the sale, but said as the State is a majority shareholder, the bank must consult with the finance minister – something Varadkar said the bank is yet to do.The Taoiseach said the government was open to considering whether further protections and regulations are needed.PTSB statement In its statement this evening Permanent TSB said that around €2 billion worth of the loans it planned to sell on were comprised of private dwelling home loans.It said the loans were “typically owned by customers who have not engaged with the bank, whose mortgages are unsustainable or who have been unable to meet the terms of various treatments put in place”.Of this portion of Project Glas, some account holders have not engaged with the Bank for over 7 years and on average the loans are over 3.5 years in arrears. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3861799 Vulture funds Michael McGrath, the Fianna Fáil finance spokesman, had made a “strong case” for further protections for mortgage holders, the Taoiseach said earlier today, adding that he had asked Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to work with McGrath on the issue.Speaking to reporters earlier, McGrath said all mortgage-holders should have the same protections.He said:“Do you think vulture funds really have an interest in working out a loan book over 15 to 20 years?They absolutely do not. They are here for the quick buck and we know what they will do – they will move on them [mortgage-holders] at the first opportunity, particularly as house prices continue to rise.last_img read more

  • Kindle Fire des utilisateurs globalement satisfaits mais

    first_imgKindle Fire : des utilisateurs globalement satisfaits mais…Lancé en novembre dernier sur le marché des tablettes, le Kindle Fire d’Amazon a réussi à séduire les consommateurs. Une étude de satisfaction montre que si le chemin est encore long avant de rattraper l’iPad d’Apple, les utilisateurs du Kindle Fire sont globalement satisfaits de leur achat.Le cabinet d’analyse ChangeWave Research a mené une étude auprès de 254 propriétaires de Kindle Fire pour recueillir leur opinion sur la tablette lancée en novembre dernier par Amazon au petit prix de 199 dollars.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Alors que 6 millions de Kindle Fire auraient déjà été vendus dans le monde, ce sondage montre que la tablette a encore du chemin à faire avant d’atteindre la côte de popularité de l’iPad. 74% des utilisateurs du smartphone d’Apple se disent “très satisfaits” de leur terminal, contre 54% pour le Kindle Fire. Ils sont 38% a être “assez satisfaits” de la tablette d’Amazon.Interrogés sur les principales qualités du Kindle Fire, 59% des 254 sondés évoquent avant tout son prix. Un avantage certain suivi de son écran couleur, cité par 31% des personnes interrogées, puis par sa facilité d’utilisation. Sont en revanche déplorés l’absence de bouton de réglage du volume, d’un appareil photo, ainsi que des connectivités 3G et 4G. Les utilisateurs regrettent également le nombre limité d’applications, la taille de l’écran de la tablette, et la durée vie de sa batterie. Le 8 février 2012 à 09:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • How Actual Gamers Would Behave In Westworld

    first_img Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseTop Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019 Stay on target HBO has a real gift for creating shows that people want to really dive into. The level of creative freedom the network provides lets some of the greatest programs the medium has ever seen flower – The Sopranos, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn. And now it’s looking like Westworld is going to go on the same pile.The updated version of Michael Crichton’s novel turned 70s movie is tapping into a lot of things the population is insecure about – machines taking our jobs, digital escapism, the morality of artificial intelligence. And it’s a gripping, rewarding watch that we can’t wait for every week.Of course, it’s also delivering heavily on the mysteries and conspiracies that we expect from a TV show in the post-Lost world (unsurprising, because J.J. Abrams is partially behind the wheel on this one too). But what we’re most interested in Westworld is the geek perspective – most importantly, the idea of the park as a “game.”Although there aren’t really explicit goals or missions for guests once they enter, Westworld is a structured experience like Red Dead Redemption, not a sandbox like Minecraft. But guests have a great deal of freedom in how they interact with the world. So far aside from the brutal Man in Black, most of the guests we’ve seen have gone along with the pre-designed path. But gamers? We’re not so into that.Here are our pointers for how the show would go if real gamers shelled out the $40,000 a day and bought themselves a week in Westworld.Endless LootingAnybody who’s played a Japanese RPG knows that you search every single box, barrel, and cupboard for useful items. It’s like the digital version of “there’s always money in the banana stand,” and NPCs typically don’t get miffed at you for rifling through their underwear drawer to find a Phoenix Down. Especially in the world of Westworld, where hosts are forbidden by their programming from harming the guests.Assumedly there’s some kind of rule in place to keep you from taking anything out of the park. But we’ve seen plenty of games that encourage hoarding – who doesn’t have a Fallout lair full of coffee cans and scrap metal? It’s easy to see gamers just tearing the environment down for scrap.The Genocide PathIf you’ve played Undertale, you probably have some thoughts about how video games seem to encourage the wholesale slaughter of every living thing that crosses your path and doesn’t give you a quest. While the “simulations” of Westworld don’t cause any harm to other guests (preventing PvP, a smart choice), they are capable of putting a Host out of commission for the length of your stay. Although the body count is usually high, we haven’t seen anyone try to take out literally every NPC.In the show, we’re told that there are “overseers” who keep guests in line (except for the Man in Black, who has an “all access pass.” It’s fair to say that if somebody got too rowdy with their six-shooter and started doing a Magnificent Seven on the town, the DMs would sweep in and deal with them. But as any MMORPG player knows, messing with the system is where the fun really begins.GriefingEven though guests can’t shoot each other with their pistols to great effect, the possibilities for griefing are endless in Westworld. You do sign a liability form before you enter the park, but if it’s anything like the EULA you click through when you install a game, nobody reads those things. The possibility for other kinds of injury are present – the horses don’t appear to be robots, for one thing, and if people can get themselves killed at Disneyland they sure can do it here.This all opens up remarkable possibilities for somebody with the “dark triad” of personality traits – narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy – that bubble to the surface when gamers try to ruin other people’s good time. Griefers could not only purposefully injure other guests, but they could also get in the middle of their role-playing and act out in ridiculous ways, or kill important Host characters. Who would spend $40,000 just to ruin somebody else’s day? You’d be surprised.Strategy GuidesOne of the things that’s most missing from Westworld as a game is one of the gamer’s greatest powers: our ability to solve problems together. Even though the Man in Black seems to have advanced knowledge of the ins and outs of the park, a more likely possibility is that long-time visitors have been documenting everything on message boards and sites like GameFAQs. The idea that after 30 years in operation, the park could hold any mysteries at all is pretty silly, but people are still discovering new Mario 64 speedruns.We would be amazed if there weren’t some site out there that already had the Maze mapped out, a description of how you get there, and what comes afterward. When we find secrets, we don’t keep them to ourselves. We share them with other gamers so they can enjoy the challenge. The Man in Black just needs to work on his Google skills.Forming GuildsThis goes along with the last one. If there’s one thing that we’ve learned in our lifetime of gaming, it’s that we can get along pretty well if there’s a lot at stake. That’s why most MMORPGs let you guild up and form a raiding party to cooperate with each other. Although we’ve seen guests come to Westworld together, true gamers wouldn’t just show up and let things go their own way. They’d organize, assign roles – some people would tank to draw the attention of the Overseers, others would maximize DPS on Hosts – and achieve their objectives.That’s the thing that’s most confusing about the Man in Black’s plotline. If he really wants to get down to the next level of Westworld and find the maze, why doesn’t he bring a bunch of allies in with him? If he’s got the money to spend so much time in the game, he could easily buy a few “alt accounts,” as it were. We see Logan and William come to the park together, but they’re not organized at all.Demanding RefundsIf there’s one thing we know about gamers, it’s that they want their money’s worth. One look at the reviews section of a game on Steam will teach you that. We know that the park has “seasons” where the owners change the narratives and situations that guests can experience. But what if you visited a few years ago, want the same story you had then, and don’t get it? We’re surprised we haven’t seen more crabby complainers inside the park feeling ripped off and agitating for a full refund.What is the policy for getting your money’s worth out of Westworld? It’s highly doubtful that people who can shell out 40 large for a day’s entertainment are going to do so without some sort of guarantee. When the ending to Mass Effect 3 stunk, gamers banded together in the thousands to protest, and that game only cost like fifty bucks. A bad trip in Westworld for the wrong gamer (like, say, one with a big YouTube channel) could get the entire park shut down if they don’t make things right.last_img read more