Vitality's ZywOo pulls incredible 1 HP clutch versus Astralis
Never say never.
In Team Vitality's semifinal matchup versus Astralis, Vitality AWPer Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut showed why he's considered one of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's greatest players.DreamHack Fall's upper bracket final was always going to be good, but ZywOo's one-versus-four clutch against the Danes was something else. With the game tied at 4-4 on Dust 2, Astralis' Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander had taken out four of Vitality's players. ZywOo wasn't in a good spot, either. But stuck outside CT spawn and surrounded by Astralis players, ZywOo's trademark sniping style took over.The AWPer quickly traded g...
The tyranny of choices
I used to think there was something wrong with me. My head swims with thousands of ideas almost every moment of the day. The “Ilocana” and the kids laugh at me all the time. A dilemma awaits me when I try to park my car in the shopping mall parking lot. It is effortless for me to choose a spot when there are a few slots left, but when the place is practically empty, I find it hard to decide where to park. Something is going on.Many years ago, I came across business gurus talking about “The Choice Industry.” Authors Jack Trout and Steve Rivkin in their book “Repositioning” talked about it. They...
Nicole Kidman's stage fright
Nicole Kidman had the "worst stage fright imaginable" in the West End.The 'Big Little Lies' star finds it "really satisfying" being on stage but admits she found it "pretty rough" because her nerves got the better of her.She shared: "It was terrifying but ultimately really, really satisfying but I had the worst stage fright imaginable - like hearing my heart pounding. Really debilitating, but not to the point I wouldn’t go on. It was pretty rough I have to say. It was not what I recalled."It was almost like, ‘Ok good after two weeks this will go away’. It never went. So I would stand there lis...
Liverpool manager Klopp fumes after Pickford, Richarlison escape punishment
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits it is difficult to accept that Jordan Pickford escaped punishment for his tackle on Virgil van Dijk.The Dutchman underwent surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament after being injured by Pickford's tackle in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.Thiago was also the victim of a rash Richarlison challenge in the 2-2 draw, and Klopp was surprised both players were not found guilty through retrospective action.He told reporters: "A couple of days ago, something happened which for sure should not have happened in a football game. It's not the first time and it will...
James Lileks: Calling a different kind of lid
I’m about to discuss something about which I know absolutely nothing but nevertheless have opinions. That seems to be all the rage these days.A few days ago, someone passed along a story from NPR about another national shortage. What now? Ice scrapers? Hammond organ replacement pedals? Those rubber things you put on the end of door stoppers that always turn brittle after 10 years and fall off?What are they called, anyway: stopper hats?That would make sense. And we can help make it happen. If we all went to the hardware store and asked where they kept the stopper hats, and the clerk was confuse...
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Defying social distance
I wasn’t there when my grandmother died, 9,000 kilometers away in Mexico. She was already being cremated when I heard about her passing. My grandfather had died two years before, but when he left us all his loved ones were there next to him in an intimate goodbye. That made all the difference - to us certainly, and perhaps to him too, I’d like to think. Distance matters, and not just in a pandemic when we are separated from many of those we love.It’s true that social distancing, physical separation and emotional disconnection are all intertwined in these strange and trying times, but distance ...
The things they say:
"I'm so grateful that I have something that my son thinks is cool. Thank God for Star Wars and Thank God for Thor. Man, I would just be pure embarrassment if not for those." Natalie Portman's movie role make her seem cool to her nine-year-old son, Aleph.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Financial tips for our youth
One of most important life skills you need throughout your life is financial knowledge. Unfortunately, personal finance is not in the school curriculum. This leaves many young adults without any knowledge about how best to manage money or stay out of debt. Here are some few tips to set you well on the path to financial securityHave a planFew good things happen by accident. Your future is not something that just happens; it is something that you can help to create. If you let life just happen to you, you will end up with whatever comes your way. By having a plan, and being focused, you have a b...
The Things They Say:
"We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about. The thought of doing it without him is kinda strange. We’re just grieving at the moment, so it’s trying to find the light in the midst of it.” Letitia Wright on reprising her Black Panther role following the death of co-star Chadwick Boseman.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Cyber chief: Major hacks can cause more damage than nukes
Major hacks can cause even more damage than nuclear weapons, Israel National Cyber Directorate Chief Yigal Unna said on Monday.Unna said, “cyber weapons are something in between” the ancient spear as a weapon and nuclear weapons, when speaking at Tel Aviv University’s 10th annual Cyber Week via videoconference due to the novel coronavirus.On the one hand, cyber weapons are like the spear since they are “relatively easy to develop, it is just a code, like letters, like numbers.”However, on the other hand “the damage they can cause is as great as nuclear weapons, even more.”Unna gave the example...
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