EA aren’t ‘planning to add more content’ to ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’
EA aren’t ‘planning to add more content’ to ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’The game was released earlier this month, but it turns out that EA probably aren’t going to be bringing out DLC or introducing any microtransactions to the title, which is a big change when compared to some previous Star Wars games that have been released.Creative director Ian Frazier told UploadVR that Publisher EA and developer Motive Studios are “not trying to treat the game as a live service”. So while he did say “never say never”, there currently aren’t any plans to release post-launch content for the game.Frazier stated: “...
Hard work and planning behind successful return of Umrah
MAKKAH: After careful coordination and planning, the first phase of the resumption of Umrah has brought joy to Muslims everywhere, but hard work still lies ahead for authorities ensuring the safety of pilgrims at the Makkah Grand Mosque, officials say.Saudi Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdulfattah bin Sulaiman Mashat said that the decision to restore Umrah had made Muslims in Saudi Arabia and abroad very happy. “The plan (has been) developed in coordination with all relevant authorities, and all authorities concerned with Hajj and Umrah are cooperating and coordinating according to on...
San Francisco exodus as tech giants lean in to remote work in Covid-19 era
San Francisco (AFP) - Real estate agent Kilby Stenkamp sees moving vans on San Francisco streets where she used to see building cranes and tech company hipsters.A work-from-home trend kicked into overdrive by the pandemic is disrupting a city long a mecca for tech talent.“People are leaving San Francisco, and they're taking their jobs with them," Stenkamp said."There used to be cranes in the landscape, now it's U-Haul trucks."Tech workers who flocked to San Francisco to be near Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and other internet firms are moving to parts of the US where life is slower and ...
Just do it!
One thing I have always taken for granted is my strength and ability to execute. I just always assumed that everybody operated at that same level of when the planning is done, action time! It just seems like the natural order of things. It took a couple of conversations with my friends to realize not everyone has execution power. Planning is great but the actual bringing to life of those plans is what makes the dream a reality. I can plan to be the biggest movie producer the world has ever known but if I do not actually act on it, I am a giant in my brain alone, not even my family will feel th...
Modern English planning After the Snow livestream performance
The I Melt With You hitmakers had to scrap plans for a 40th anniversary tour of North America due to the coronavirus crisis, but now they will take over London's Indigo at the O2 venue to serve up a special set for fans.The gig will be filmed in partnership with live music production specialists at LiveHereNow to ensure it delivers state-of-the-art sound, lights and production, with projected images and artwork by British designer Vaughan Oliver tied into the performance.Fans will have to purchase tickets online to access the show, which will be broadcast at 8.30pm ET on 25 September (20), fol...
Sigma Pension boss tasks SMEs on the need for technology, prudent financial planning
Small and Medium Scale Enterprises ( SMEs) have been urged to leverage technology as well imbibe good financial planning to survive the economic downturns of Covid-19 pandemic.Mabel George, vice president, Business Development (West), Sigma Pensions said this at the Connectnigeria Virtual business fair where thousands of SMEs converged to learn, connect and showcase their business.She also urged businesses present to reevaluate their business propositions to adapt to the changing business environment and practices in order to survive the pandemic and its aftermath.George said “You need to reth...
'Home back home': Rapper Akon plans $6bn city in Senegal homeland
Dakar (AFP) - Rapper Akon has set his sights on building a sprawling $6 billion city in his Senegal homeland to welcome Africans of the diaspora to their "home back home".The R&B star, who boasts two multi-platinum albums, told a news conference Monday he had laid the first stone for the city in the Atlantic Ocean village of Mbodiene around 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of the Senegalese capital Dakar.As he was growing up in the US state of New Jersey, where his family moved when he was seven, Akon "ran into a lot of African-Americans that didn’t really understand their culture," the 47-year...
Turkey detains IS suspect planning 'sensational' attack
Police inIstanbulhave detained a suspectedIslamic Stategroup militant who was allegedly planning a "sensational" attack in the city,Turkey's state-run news agency reported on Tuesday.Anadolu Agency said the suspect, identified by the initials H.S., was detained in an operation at a hotel in the low-income Kucukcekmece district. Police seized an automatic rifle, spare magazines and bullets during the raid, the report said.The suspect had scouted Istanbul's main Taksim Square and surrounding areas with the aim of carrying out a "sensational" attack, Anadolu reported. He had illegally crossed int...
US braces for evictions crisis as aid talks stall in Washington
New York (AFP) - Activists and relief groups in the United States are scrambling to head off a monumental wave of evictions nationwide, as the coronavirus crisis leaves tens of millions at risk of homelessness.The jobs catastrophe sparked by the global health emergency and the tepid rebound in the world's largest economy have left Americans struggling to pay rent and vulnerable to eviction.Hopes for relief in the form of a fresh aid package from Washington were dashed as partisan bickering scuppered the latest negotiations.The housing crisis is "already a tsunami," said Bambie Hayes-Brown of G...
Dan Wiederer: Matt Nagy is finding long-term planning difficult at Bears training camp amid uncertainty
CHICAGO — When the news spread Monday that Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson had tested positive for COVID-19 and was heading for quarantine, Matt Nagy took a moment to gather himself. Nagy reached out to his friend and former colleague and was encouraged to learn Pederson was asymptomatic and feeling fine.“We’re all here for one another,” Nagy said.But for the Chicago Bears coach, it was yet another reminder. This 2020 football expedition promises to be tricky throughout and, at times, quite treacherous.Stay alert. Stay flexible.Be ready for anything.“We all have to go into these days l...