Dota 2: SirActionSlacks' New Team, Arkosh Gaming, Revealed
We finally know the name of all players who will try to save the NA Dota 2 scene.Ever since COVID-19 became a thing, most of the competitive Dota 2 regions became less active than before. As a result, Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner decided to create a team that will try to save the NA Dota 2 scene.Unlike Europe and CIS, the North American Dota 2 scene doesn’t have that many events. Moreover, the tournaments that take place there usually don’t provide a lot of money compared to those in EU, which can reach up to $500K USD.Consequently, many NA teams have either disbanded or they’ve decided to sw...
Barack Obama Releases His 2020 Playlist
Former President Barack Obama tweeted a star-studded motivational playlist that shared a name with his new memoir A Promised Land. The song selection featured talent that ranged across decades and many genres.On November 16, just a day before his memoir would be released, Obama tweeted an accompanying playlist of songs that he says motivated him during his presidency. The caption read, “Music has always played an important role in my life – and that was especially true during my presidency. In honor of my book hitting shelves tomorrow, I put together this playlist featuring some memorable song...
This is how to change your name and Riot ID in Valorant
Anyone can do it.
Sometimes players want to switch up their in-game names. Luckily, it's quite easy to do so in Valorant, Riot's new tactical first-person shooter.How often can you change your name in Valorant? Players can change their Valorant display name once every 30 days. Valorant players can change their tagline every 30 days as well, according to their Riot ID FAQ blog.Since players can only change their ID once every month or so, make sure it's a name that can be enjoyed for that duration of time.What is a Riot ID?The in-game Valorant name is actually a player's Riot ID. This is a combination of a playe...
The weekly geography quiz
GEOQUIZ: Which state is known as the Green Mountain State?Answer: Vermont. The state’s name comes from two French words, “vert” meaning green and “mont” meaning mountain.———©2020 Chicago Tribune
We never learn
The name of the village is ironic. Provident, according to one dictionary, means making provision for the future, being prudent. Another dictionary defines it as having or showing foresight; providing carefully for the future.Indeed, a Google search reveals that the word is a favorite name of banks. Apparently, even here, we once had a bank named Provident Bank and it developed Provident Village in a flood plain. That doesn’t sound like the bank lived up to its name by showing no foresight at all.I checked with an expert, Mahar Lagmay of the UP Resilience Institute and he confirmed: “Yes, it i...
Heavy rains expected even as ‘Ulysses’ moves away from Luzon
Heavy rains expected even as ‘Ulysses’ moves away from Luzon(Philstar.com) – November 12, 2020 – 3:02pmMANILA, Philippines — Typhoon “Ulysses” (international name: Vamco) is still expected to bring rains over a large part of Luzon, which is already inundated with floods similar to that of Tropical Storm “Ondoy” in 2009.According to PAGASA’s 2 p.m. bulletin on Thursday, Ulysses is forecast to dump rain until tonight over the Cordillera Administrative Region, the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, Zambales, Bataan, Aurora, Cavite, the western portion of Batangas, and Occidental Mindoro inc...
Marshmello's customised truck stolen and crashed in police chase
The electronic music producer, real name Christopher Comstock, had dropped off his Ford Super Duty for servicing, but the keys were left in the truck, which was nabbed by an opportunist on Wednesday (04Nov20).According to TMZ, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies and officers from the California Highway Patrol made attempts to pull over the vehicle due to reckless driving, but the suspect failed to stop, and instead led police on a wild chase around town.The driver then pulled into the parking lot of a Taco Bell fast food restaurant, and slammed into a utility pole while trying to make a turn...
‘A lot of people want a bigger name than Solskjaer at Man Utd’ – Parker sees doubters ‘out in force’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finds himself in a tricky situation at Manchester United as “a lot of people want a bigger name” in the dugout at Old Trafford, says Paul Parker.The Red Devils sounded an SOS call to a former fan favourite back in December 2018.Having taken the decision to part with Jose Mourinho, the Premier League heavyweights turned to a familiar face for inspiration.A member of their Treble-winning squad from 1999 was initially handed the reins on an interim basis, but did enough early on to land himself a three-year contract.Solskjaer’s honeymoon period quickly faded away, with the No...
O conference committee, what crimes are committed in thy name! Sen. Panfilo Lacson has been howling at the pre-bicam errata that the House has been inserting post 3rd reading. Senate President Vicente Sotto III, however, would generously concede them the “presumption of regularity.”It has come to this: constitutional safeguards are really just directory prescriptions. If you believe otherwise, then you’re being romantic.Democracy used to mean more. However overriding the majoritarian principle was, even if it would render nugatory a chamber’s own rules, it didn’t amount to a disregard of const...
Auto review: Mazda's CX-30: Crossover has puzzling name, but it's fun to drive
Mazda’s lineup of hatchbacks and crossover SUVs keeps growing, with the latest entry a subcompact crossover curiously called the CX-30.Yes, you may need a scorecard to keep track of this lineup. The newest is situated between the CX-3 and CX-5. So why not call it the CX-4, you ask? That model name was taken, being used for a model only sold in China.Adding to the confusion, the CX-30 is not related the CX-3, which is smaller and based on the Mazda2. Rather, it shares a platform with the Mazda3 sedan, causing some to question how much different the crossover can be than the Mazda3 hatchback. Sp...
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