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02
Mar
2021

Experience The Legend Of Zelda With This Immersive Orchestral Tour

first_imgFor video game fans, there’s one adventure series that stands above the rest: The Legend of Zelda. The Nintendo series has captured gamers hearts from the earliest consoles, challenging players with unique dungeons and quests. While fans patiently wait for the new series release, there’s a way to experience Zelda like never before.Starting up this fall, The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses – Master Quest World Tour will bring the series’ iconic music to life. It’s a truly immersive musical experience that features an orchestra performing a four-movement symphony that weaves 30 years of Zelda music together, synchronized to gameplay on an 18′ x 32′ projection screen.To get a sense of the magic, check out footage from the sold-out show at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.The concept was developed in partnership with Zelda franchise producer Eiji Aonuma and mythical composer and sound director Koji Kondo. Featuring music from Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, A Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening and more, fans of the Zelda series are going to love this unique experience.The full tour schedule can be found here; don’t miss out!last_img read more

17
Dec
2020

Discover just eliminated all banking fees. Here’s why that’s a big deal

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Discover just announced that it is eliminating all fees on its checking and savings accounts, as well as its CDs and money market accounts. Discover’s customers will no longer pay maintenance fees, overdraft charges, stop-payment fees, and more. Even checks are free.Discover will charge no deposit account fees whatsoeverDiscover is eliminating fees on all of its deposit accounts, including checking, savings, CDs, and money market accounts. This means there will be no maintenance fee associated with any of the accounts, nor will there be any charges for overdrafts, excessive withdrawals, or stop-payment requests.Just for a bit of context, the average checking account in the U.S. comes with a maintenance fee of about $13.50. And while there is usually some way to eliminate the monthly fee — such as by maintaining a certain minimum balance, directly depositing a certain amount of money, or using their debit card for a certain number of purchases — many people simply can’t make it happen month after month.While monthly fees are still very much alive among major banks, it’s become quite common for online-only banks to offer no maintenance fees on their online checking accounts. That said, the elimination of all deposit account fees is a rarity. For starters, the elimination of overdraft fees is welcome news. The average overdraft in the U.S. for branch-based checking accounts is well over $30 (Discover’s fee was previously $30), so this could be a money-saver for many people. continue reading »last_img read more

18
Sep
2020

The Latest: Chiefs OK season tickets holders at 2 practices

first_imgThe team also said that up to 5,000 season ticket holders will be allowed at practice on Aug. 29, when the franchise plans to raise a new Super Bowl championship flag over the west end zone.The Chiefs typically draw thousands of fans daily to training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University, about an hour’s drive north of Kansas City in St. Joseph, Missouri. But the pandemic caused the Chiefs and the few other teams that still leave home for training camp to instead hold all their workouts at team facilities.The Chiefs are fortunate in that their practice facility is just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium. They have been using both locations to allow for more social distancing in walk-throughs and meetings. The practices that are open to fans will be at Arrowhead Stadium, where they will be able to social distance.___North Carolina coach Mack Brown said he remains “confident” that the Tar Heels will play football this season after the school shut down in-person undergraduate classes. August 18, 2020 ___One person who isn’t a player returned a positive result for COVID-19 out of 1,400 tests administered in the controlled environment set up for the U.S. Open and another tennis tournament preceding it at the same site in New York.The U.S. Tennis Association said Tuesday that the person is asymptomatic and must isolate for at least 10 days.Contact tracing has started to see who might have been exposed to that person and should quarantine for two weeks.The Western & Southern Open, moved this year from Cincinnati to New York because of the coronavirus pandemic, begins Saturday. The U.S. Open starts Aug. 31. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chiefs will allow up to 2,000 season ticket holders to attend training camp on Saturday, making them the first NFL team to allow fans since the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered the way teams are preparing for the season. The Southeastern Conference will prohibit “suite hopping” as part of COVID-19 guidelines designed for fan safety and health in preparation for conference-only play this season.Decisions on whether fans can attend games will be made closer to Sept. 26 when the league begins play. Attendance numbers will be left to member schools but must follow state and local guidelines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations should be followed in the absence of those measures.Furniture in premium seating and clubs shall be arranged to promote physical distancing, the guidelines add. Physical distancing and face coverings will also be stressed there as well as in public areas, including concessions, where barriers must be installed. The SEC guidelines also suggest “grab and go” food options, with drinks provided directly to spectators and single-serve condiments offered.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said its 14 schools adopted the fan guidelines as a baseline and added, “They provide conference-wide expectations for protection of guests who are able to attend our games.”___ Brown said Tuesday that the school’s move to online courses after recent coronavirus clusters in student housing and a fraternity could ultimately help “create a better seal around our program and a better bubble.”Brown said team staffers hosted a Zoom call for parents on Monday to address questions. Athletes can choose to remain in current residences, while some football players have previously chosen to opt out of the upcoming season.Brown said many players were already taking online courses and that the team will continue once-weekly testing of players for the coronavirus.He said the team is trying to “make sure our players and our staff understand that we’ve got three months here where we cannot go outside for social reasons or to eat or anything else if we want to have our football season.”___ The Latest: Chiefs OK season tickets holders at 2 practices German soccer club Union Berlin wants to hold a pre-season friendly match with 3,000 spectators and is hoping that “preventative” coronavirus tests for fans will allow it to happen.The Bundesliga club says it has applied to the local Treptow-Köpenick health authorities for permission to hold the game with an altered hygiene plan on Sept. 5.Union says “a preventative test for all spectators is intended to replace the currently valid social distancing rules.”German soccer clubs previously outlined plans to resume games with some socially distanced fans attending in seated areas. Union’s Stadion An der Alten Försterei has mostly standing terraces so it could have far fewer fans attending than its competitors.___center_img The Tennessee Titans won’t have fans at their home opener on Sept. 20 against Jacksonville because of the coronavirus pandemic.Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Titans announced the decision Tuesday. Nashville’s Major League Soccer team also won’t have any fans at home games in September.Burke Nihill, the Titans’ president and CEO, says they wish they could open in front of fans as a franchise coming off its first AFC championship game in 17 years. But he says the Titans support the mayor and the local health department’s decision to keep Nissan Stadium closed to fans at least to start the season.The Titans play only one home game in September. Team officials have been working with public health experts to design a stadium plan in the hopes that fans will be able to attend some of the eight scheduled home games this season. Those precautions include mandatory masks, socially distant seating, contactless faucets and hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium.Nashville’s MLS team has three games scheduled through Sept. 12 at Nissan Stadium. Nashville SC set a record for the largest soccer crowd in Tennessee with its MLS debut on Feb. 29 as fans packed Nissan Stadium. Associated Press Testing began last Thursday.___South Africa has withdrawn from a planned women’s cricket tour of England because of coronavirus-related restrictions.The England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa say “this decision was taken due to the current international travel regulations in place for South African national teams.”South Africa had been scheduled to travel next month and play using the same bubble-style protocol used for men’s tours of England by West Indies, Ireland and Pakistan. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Italian soccer club has not named the players but says they are asymptomatic and have begun self-isolating.Roma says “those who have come into contact with the two individuals have been traced and notified” and adds that “a deep clean and disinfection of the club’s training facilities has also already begun.”The two players, their teammates and the youth team staff will undergo further tests.The team’s training activities have been suspended until at least Aug. 24.___ The announcement leaves the England women’s team without any confirmed matches for the rest of the year after a planned tour by India was called off last month. The England women’s team has not had a game since the T20 World Cup in Australia in February and March.The ECB says it is in “multiple discussions” to host international women’s cricket tours.It’s the third women’s series to be canceled this year for South Africa following a planned series against Australia in South Africa and a tour of the West Indies.___Two players from Roma’s youth team have tested positive for the coronavirus.last_img read more

18
Sep
2020

NZ take control of second England Test with early wickets

first_imgWELLINGTON, New Zealand (Reuters) – Tim Southee and Matt Henry removed both England openers as New Zealand reduced the tourists to 39-2 and took control of the second Test by the close of play on the second day at Seddon Park in Hamilton yesterday.New Zealand had been dismissed for 375 about an hour after tea and hold a 336-run lead heading into the third day of a match that England need to win to level the two-Test series.Rory Burns was on 24 at the close of play, having survived two dropped catches, with captain Joe Root on six and looking uncomfortable at the crease as he battles with a precipitous drop in form over the last year.Opening batsman Dom Sibley was trapped in front by Southee for four to leave the tourists 11-1 before Joe Denly (four) was snapped up by wicketkeeper BJ Watling with a superb low catch off Henry to reduce them further to 24-2.England could have been even further in the mire at stumps with Burns dropped on 10 by Ross Taylor at first slip off Henry and again, from a more difficult chance, on 19 by Jeet Raval at midwicket off Southee.England’s pace attack had earlier dragged their side back into the game with a fiery spell of short-pitched bowling at New Zealand’s tail after Stuart Broad had broken a 124-run stand between debutant Daryl Mitchell (73) and Watling (55).“When I was sitting on zero I wasn’t that calm,” Mitchell said. “So it was nice to get a run and get started and the more time you spend out there the easier it does get.“But England bowled very well. They were very patient at times and built pressure and asked good questions.“We just had to grind it out for a period there and I was lucky enough to get a few runs.”New Zealand had been well set at 315-5 heading into tea before Broad removed first Test man-of-the-match Watling with the penultimate ball before the break.Broad then had Mitchell caught at deep fine leg by Jofra Archer about 20 minutes after play resumed in the final session.With the hosts’ bowlers prepared to take on the short-pitched deliveries, England quickly wrapped up the innings as mistimed shots from New Zealand’s batsmen ended up in the hands of the boundary fielders.NEW ZEALAND 1st inningsJeet Raval c Joe Root b Stuart Broad 5Tom Latham b Stuart Broad 105Kane Williamson c Joe Root b Chris Woakes 4Ross Taylor c Joe Root b Chris Woakes 53Henry Nicholls c Stuart Broad b Sam Curran 16BJ Watling c Rory Burns b Stuart Broad 55Daryl Mitchell c Jofra Archer b Stuart Broad 73Mitchell Santner c Chris Woakes b Jofra Archer 23Tim Southee c Ollie Pope b Chris Woakes 18Matt Henry not out 5Neil Wagner c Dominic Sibley b Sam Curran 0Extras (b-15, lb-3) 18Total: (all out, 129.1 overs) 375Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-39, 3-155, 4-182, 5-191, 6-315, 7-330, 8-357, 9-375.Bowling: Stuart Broad 28-7-73-4, Jofra Arche 28-8-75-1, Chris Woakes 31-6-83-2, Sam Curran 23.1-7-63-2, Ben Stokes 13-5-36-0.ENGLAND 1st inningsRory Burns not out 24Dominic Sibley lbw Tim Southee 4Joe Denly c BJ Watling b Matt Henry 4Joe Root not out 6Extras: (lb-1) 1Total: (two wkts, 18.0 overs) 39Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-24.Bowling: Tim Southee 8-1-24-1, Matt Henry 7-3-10-1,Neil Wagner 2-0-3-0, Daryl Mitchell 1-0-1.last_img read more

28
Aug
2020

Local school district approves bid for repairs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— Pied Piper School will enter into phrase two of repair work starting this summer. Board members of the Alpena, Montmorency Alcona educational service district approved a bid last week for school repairs.Students and staff  can expect a new roof, replacement of ceiling tiles and a public address system. Since the first phase approval, aging boilers were replaced and new hot water heaters and classroom ventilators were installed.The cost of the project is 25,000 dollars  including renovations at the district office. Superintendent Scott Reynolds says, community support of special needs has helped to fund facility improvements.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan DNR unveils new license purchasing systemNext Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney applies for open seatlast_img read more

26
Aug
2020

Dodgers-Braves Game 2: Live updates

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers lead best-of-5 National League Division Series 1-0.Game 2: 3:07 p.m. start., TBS TV, 570 AMLive updates, photos, video and story links here throughout the game. Your comments are welcome!last_img

17
Aug
2020

Whicker: How many ways to miss LeBron James? Lakers counted them in Denver loss

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“The lights in L.A. are big, and sometimes you can get selfish and do what you want to do, but tonight we played together and got the win.”The NBA is so star-driven that nobody pretends a 4-time MVP won’t be missed, or that the Lakers could even compensate for the loss.“We hadn’t been through this before,” Troy Daniels said. “The guys were trying to figure out where to get shots from, be more aggressive, and it was tough for us. The second team had to get a flow, too.”Asked which of the maestro’s paintbrushes they missed more, coach Frank Vogel just laughed. “It’s hard to say with something like that,” he said. “All over. Offensive flow, defensive communication, quarterbacking, playmaking offensively, the ability to get guys good shots…Probably all that stuff.”The ball movement suffers when you get 18 assists on 39 baskets, and when you shoot 10-for-29 from three-point range. The focus, which James has a way of improving with an evil-eye glance or maybe a sharp sentence, suffers when you make that many passes to nowhere, or just lose the ball to the more eager hands of the Nuggets. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img “The turnovers have been a problem lately,” Vogel said.Alex Caruso thought the general defense and the rebounding suffered, with Denver getting 10 offensive boards in that second half.“We just got away from the things that are successful, the solid defense and the rebounding,” Caruso said. “We didn’t box out, myself included. We were a shell of ourselves at times, I thought.“I think we had enough players without him to compete and win games. I really don’t think that was the issue tonight. It goes back to the same things.”True, but you win few NBA games with two men in double figures (Davis and Kyle Kuzma, who returned to bring 16 points). And it’s not a cliche to say James brings so much more than his stats, because the stats themselves are so massive. A week short of his 35th birthday, he is leading the NBA in assists per game and can become the first Laker to do that for a season since Magic Johnson (1987). He would also the first player who is listed as a forward to win that title. Wilt Chamberlain led in total assists in 1968, but Oscar Robertson averaged more.“Unless you’re on the court, people don’t really appreciate how vocal he is out there,” Caruso said. “We probably missed that a little bit, because he’s such a cerebral player. But it’s always up to us to fill that void.“I think we got pretty much the same shots as we normally do. Maybe we would have gotten one or two more open looks. But there were times when people went to Anthony and we got open 3s in the corner, got swing passes for open shots. We needed to stay true to what was working, and we got away from that when the rebounds and the defensive mistakes piled up on each other.”And suddenly the Lakers have a 3-game losing steak heading into the second Blessed Event of the season against the Clippers.Related Articles PreviousDenver Nuggets guard Gary Harris goes for a fast break dunk as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis pursues during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers injured guard LeBron James cheers his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. James sat out the game because of a thoracic muscle strain. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis dunks against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, dunks against Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers guard LeBron James, left, talks with guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. LeBron James sat out the game because of a thoracic muscle strain. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, and Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray reach for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis is fouled as he shoots between Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., left, and center Mason Plumlee during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, center, defends the basket against Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, attempts a layup against Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, center, applauds as his team extends their lead against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee scores following a lob pass over Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reach for a rebound against Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, left, and Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap fall to the ground after a foul by Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley shoots a layup past Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris, front, passes under Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis falls into the crowd while chasing a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris goes for a fast break dunk as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis pursues during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)Los Angeles Lakers injured guard LeBron James cheers his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. James sat out the game because of a thoracic muscle strain. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)NextShow Caption1 of 16Los Angeles Lakers injured guard LeBron James cheers his team during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 128-104. James sat out the game because of a thoracic muscle strain. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Thoracic Bruise Telethon will begin shortly. Give until LeBron James doesn’t hurt any more.James was out Sunday night, officially day-to-day with an injury that one hopes isn’t as painful as it sounds. If he doesn’t get back for the Clippers game on Christmas Night, several TV and NBA executives will be evaluated, too, for symptoms of apoplexy and severe hypertension.Instead of sharpening their antenna without James, the Lakers played like strangers. They suffered 17 turnovers that cost them 20 points, and their defense was chasing the ball all night. They leaned on Anthony Davis, who came up typically big with 32 points and 11 rebounds, but their walkabout was severe enough for a 128-104 loss to Denver, which piled up 36 and 37 point quarters in the second half and had 31 assists on 45 field goals.“I’m proud of the unselfishness of our guys,” said Malik Beasley, who scored 16 off the bench in 21 ½ minutes for Denver (20-6). “We’re more than a third of the way through the season now,” Caruso said. “The games are getting a little bit redundant, they’re piling on top of each other. It’s a good time for us to re-engage ourselves, good for us to take a step back. It will be good for us in the long run, to cover up these weak spots, these lulls on defense and rebounding.”It will be good, for the Lakers, whenever James and Davis play. Sometimes the truth is too simple to resist: The next NBA champion will be the one with the fewest stars in street clothes. Davis sent a murmur through the seats when he slipped on a wet spot as he was committing his fourth foul. He came out of the game and flexed his knee repeatedly. He did re-enter the game, but Vogel used the word “tweaked,” which can be a ominous euphemism.“You can’t replace him with one person,” Caruso said of James. “He does what he does. He is who he is.”The Lakers did not have to confirm the obvious so resoundingly. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more