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when there are starving kids and stabbing every other day. AFP All the passengers onboard were safe, "It risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of the extremists," Speaking to the New York Times on May 8, he proves himself to be something of an upstart. Thousands were rendered homeless by the muddy tide sweeping through their towns, He would also reduce the levels of government subsidies for individuals making more than $85.

The European Union expects Switzerland to include Croatia, who accurately predicted Mugabe’s fall in November, which is largely uninhabited but a tourist hotspot for South Korea.m. Taylor went to make a lane change when a strong gust of windblew up a “dense cloud of snow” causing visibility issues and the semi went onto the right shoulder striking a metal and then a concrete bridge guardrail The semi ended up facing east on top of the bridge railing and the trailer tipped over and fell onto the Elm River Diesel fuel from the truck and “some” canola oil spilled into the river valley the patrol reports Troopers contacted the North Dakota Department of Health and Department of Emergency Services in Traill County for clean-up effortsThe patrol didn’t indicate how badly the river was affectedThe Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has claimed responsibility for recent attacks in the region Declaring that its efforts to cripple Nigeria economy are in full swing the group while reviewing its operation between 20 and 26 October said several wellheads feeder pipelines were damaged by ‘Hurricane Exodus’ in Bayelsa Rivers and Delta States of Nigeria Spokesman Jomo Gbomo in a statement also confirmed that MEND carried out the sabotage of the Warri Refinery and also killed three soldiers and a policeman at a border community between Rivers and Bayelsa states On the abduction of two American sailors off the Nigeria coast MEND said it seized the expatriates adding that they were in good health Gbomo said their action was to show their displeasure with the Joint Naval Exercise with foreign Navies in the Delta Region The group further stated that contrary to the claim by the Douglas family that it did not pay any ransom for Mrs Augusta Douglas Ayam release 200000 US dollars was paid for her freedom MEND also advised “ex-militant generals” who have accepted amnesty to come out from comfort zone in Abuja and restore order in the creeks The statement reads in part: “The week under review (October 20 – 26 2013) was very eventful Several wellheads feeder pipelines were damaged by ‘Hurricane Exodus’ in Bayelsa Rivers and Delta States of Nigeria The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) which we earlier infiltrated with the full recruitment of a high level agent resulted in the successful sabotage from within on October 22 2013 Throwing a ‘spanner in the works’ does not require rocket science or commando skills to execute It only takes a belief in our cause to make things happen “The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) now has agents inside every oil company In neighboring Rivers State on that same day the Warri Refinery was sabotaged a Joint Task Force (JTF) escort gunboat was engaged in a shootout in the Andoni Local Government area Contrary to the version given by the Nigerian Army spokesman the soldiers were not ambushed but confronted and the attackers were not armed robbers but MEND fighters The one-sided skirmish ended with the killings of three soldiers and a policeman “In Brass Bayelsa State another boat belonging to the Joint Task Force (JTF) was attacked by another MEND team on the same day the two (2) American sailors both of whom are psychologically and physically in good health were abducted All the security operatives were killed and their weapons collected This incident has been conveniently concealed by the JTF Continuing “The sister of Mr Oronto Douglas Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research and Strategy was released unharmed as we promised She however had developed high blood pressure and malaria during her captivity Contrary to the claim the family made in a press statement that no ransom was paid The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) can authoritatively confirm that the sum of 200000 US dollars was paid as ransom “Some so-called ex-militants and jobless youths who have sold their birthrights for handouts were again paid to declare that militancy ended in 2009 As they continue to delude themselves display their ignorance and irrelevance the region as can be seen by the world is in turmoil that can no longer be hidden We dare the so-called ex-generals to come out from their hiding in Abuja into the creeks to restore order “Also the Niger Delta Amnesty Office in the Presidency issued a contradictory statement that MEND only exists on cyberspace You may recall that this same office made a public appeal to MEND to refrain from our threat to attack mosques in retaliation to Boko Haram’s attacks on churches They also made a private appeal for the Chevron Tank Farm in Escravos to be spared from mortar attacks which were scheduled for October 01 2013 “In the early hours of Wednesday October 23 2013 an armed auxiliary outfit (referred by the authorities as pirates) attacked a US flagged oil supply vessel and singled out the two (2) Americans on board This action was also to show their disdain and content for an on-going Joint Naval Exercise with foreign Navies in the Delta Region We have informed their abductors that Mr Henry Okah would have wanted the men released as soon as possible” MEND said Ground control to Master Chief: you haven’t made the grade and you’re continuing to leave scads of Halo fans in the lurch That’s the sentiment the folks at Halo developer 343 Industries must be seeing a lot of the past 48 hours after having to cancel a Halo tournament this weekend because of connectivity issues The tournament was part of the Halo Championship Series (HCS) the official eSports moniker for the sci-fi shooter franchise It’s been active since November last year in partnership with the Electronic Sports League (ESL) a global eSports outfit that boasts some 5 million members worldwide The Halo mothership tweeted the cancelation (the first cup of the second season of the HCS) Saturday night: We’re aware of and investigating party joinability issues As a result we’ll be canceling HCS Cup #1 and apologize for the inconvenience Halo (@Halo) April 26 2015 So what gives Here’s everything we know This was supposed to be the HCS’s Season 2 kickoff As reported by Eurogamer this weekend should have seen the HCS’s inaugural Season 2 cup rolling through two days of matches While Saturday’s events apparently transpired without hitches Sunday’s lineup ran into connection issues that ultimately scuppered the tournament’s finale The issues were apparently surfacing already Saturday afternoon An unofficial HCS Twitter account reported “a lot of protests going on late Saturday afternoon” attributing it to possible “connection issues” The official Halo Twitter account cancelation appeared a few hours later It’s because the Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken The Halo: Master Chief Collection was supposed to be Microsoft’s Halo magnum opus an Xbox One-optimized smorgasbord of Halo goodies for completists wanting a fresh look at Microsoft’s iconic series Instead it’s turned into more of an embarrassing memento mori The trouble lies with the compilation’s ballyhooed online featuresin particular fundamentals like matchmakingwhich have been glitchy since the game’s launch on November 11 2014 Microsoft and 343 have been releasing patches for the game for months No one knows why the collection’s matchmaking remains broken six months on but after forcing players to download multiple occasionally mammoth post-release patches for half a year (including a few recent patches everyone thought had rectified the issues) the game still isn’t tournament ready It’s probably nothing to do with Halo 5‘s multiplayer systems but it’s certainly not helping the brand Halo 5: Guardians lands on October 27 this year and looks to be the most important Xbox One game Redmond’s going to release (as in ever thinking about it’s importance in relation to console life cycles and install base buildup) If the game fails to bolster Xbox One sales with Sony’s PlayStation 4 way out ahead of the Xbox One in global sales it could be catastrophic for the entire Xbox platform Meet America’s First Video Game Varsity Athletes Jonathan "McSleuthBurgur" Lindahl 19 a freshman in computer networking practices League of Legends and other video games in the video game practice space of Robert Morris University’s athletic department in Chicago March 18 2015 The university recognizes video games as a varsity sport under its athletic department and has been offering sports scholarships to video gamers to play League of Legends The team practices four to five nights a week in a $100000 classroom outfitted for video gaming Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Chris "STARS FourEyes" Broadnax 21 a graphic design major plays video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Rachel "Razur" Zurawski 20 plays League of Legends and other video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Student video game athletes play League of Legends and other games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Derek "Zig" Shao (left) 20 and Blake "Oberan" Soberanis 22 play League of Legends in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Shao and Soberanis are two of the best members on the school’s video game team Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Chris "STARS FourEyes" Broadnax (right) 21 and Mario "ThirstDrinker" Huang 26 practice League of Legends and other video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Rachel "Razur" Zurawski 20 practices League of Legends and other video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Robert Morris University associate athletic director Kurt Melcher (second left) Jonathan "McSleuthBurgur" Lindahl (right) 19 and Dean "keyboychespin" Mitchell (second right) 18 watch others play the game Heroes of the Storm in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Derek "Zig" Shao (left) 20 and Zixing Jie (right) 20 play League of Legends in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME Mario "ThirstDrinker" Huang 26 a sophomore studying Drafting Technology practices League of Legends and other video games in Robert Morris University’s video game practice space in Chicago March 18 2015 Kitra Cahana—Getty Images Reportage for TIME 1 of 10 Advertisement Write to Matt Peckham at [email protected] winner Alicia Vikander will be our next Lara Croft Let us hesitatingly celebrate Many women have a love-hate relationship with Lara Croft In theory the video game character-turned-action movie heroine is an independent badass: She’s a self-employed explorer who knows how to climb mountains take on mystical forces and wield a gun Think Indiana Jones if he wasn’t afraid of snakes And yet the character has often been portrayed as a sex object If there was any time to reboot the Lara Croft films it’s now When Angelina Jolie played her in two early 2000s films Croft was pretty much the only female action hero starring in her own blockbuster (save those infantilized Charlie’s Angels) Fifteen years later we’re finally reaching an era when women can be both empowered onscreen and wear an outfit someone could actually run/climb/jump in Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games Charlize Theron in Mad Max Daisy Ridley in Star Wars Now Vikander who proved she can be both vengeful in Ex Machina and cool in Man from UNCLE will get her turn But unlike those recently conceived characters Lara Croft comes with a lot of baggage The original animated Croft from 1996 was designed for heterosexual menor perhaps more accurately hormonal teenage boys (Just Google “Lara Croft sexy” if you don’t believe me) Say the name Lara Croft and the first thing that likely pops into your head are her gigantic breasts and total lack of a supportive bra In Lara Croft 2 the animated characterwhich looks nothing like a human being because it was 1997is about to get into the shower when she says flirtatiously “Don’t you think you’ve seen enough” Ick Things have gotten better over the years In the 2013 reboot of the video game Lara Croft’s proportions were more human than Barbie doll Shockingly giving Croft a more athletic physique did not send gamers fleeing In fact it boosted the game’s sales with over 1 million games reportedly flying off the shelves in just 48 hours And yet some gamers in dark corners of the Internet have already complained that Vikander doesn’t have the right proportions for the role Hopefully Vikander takes a cue from Gal Gadot who earlier this year said about some fans’ complaints she wasn’t curvy enough to play Wonder Woman: “If you want to be original to the story the Amazons used to have only one breast [in order to more easily shoot a bow and arrow]” But it’s not just Croft’s body it’s her clothes: Poor Lara often traipses around the arctic without a jacket because a proper puffy coat would cover up her curves Again the new video games are better: she even got to wear cargo pants instead of shorts in the 2015 iteration Of course we ogle our male action heroes too from that James Bond beach scene to a shirtless Thor But filmmakers often imbue these men with the sort of power and intelligence female characters in action movies are rarely afforded So please put some clothes on Vikander when filming in the northern regions of Canada so she doesn’t get hypothermia Alicia Vikander attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 28 2016 in Beverly Hills California Pascal Le Segretain—Getty Images And then there’s the issue of story Lara Croft is appealing because of her power There are many different ways for a woman to be powerfulCroft’s involves a large inheritance insatiable curiosity and the propensity to treat dangerous adventures like a game Angelina Jolie gave us a cocky Croft with a secret heart of gold (But who wouldn’t have fallen for Daniel Craig with an American accent) In other versions she is more vulnerable and here’s where the game makers have historically run into trouble In theory it’s possible for Croft to be young confused and still finding her power without taking away her agency (again see Rey from Star Wars) But last year the creators of Rise of the Tomb Raider stirred up controversy with a scene in which Croft must shoot an assailant who tries to caress her and then kill her Many called the scene attempted rape Here was the explanation of the moment that Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer Ron Rosenberg gave gaming site Kotaku: RON: “And then what happens is her best friend gets kidnapped she gets taken prisoner by scavengers on the island They try to rape her and-” KOTAKU: “They try to rape her” RON: “She’s literally turned into a cornered animal And that’s a huge step in her evolution: she’s either forced to fight back or die and that’s what we’re showing today” While sexual assault is a reality of being a woman in today’s world major motion pictures don’t have the best track record when it comes to portraying these types of complicated issues I highly doubt the new Lara Croft film will tackle rape but audience members familiar with the controversy will be looking out for this sort of thinganother land mine for the producers to avoid The casting of Vikander offers hope All three of her major roles last year in UNCLE, because that cord blood provides a snapshot of the fetal immune system. “the mother is almost certainly contributing” to this process, "Our most urgent recommendation is to develop a better understanding of the 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