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Raider

June 05, 2015 07:06PM, 0 comments

Latin Post reports that the footage of the 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' teases that further details regarding the Microsoft title would be revealed at the Redmond-based tech titan's press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) slated for June 15.

According to voice actress Camilla Luddington, who features in the trailer narrating the snowy blizzard journey of Lara Croft, "Throughout history, the boldest have dared to go further. They risk death and in doing so, they live forever."

The video, which runs for about two minute, is titled, 'Aim Greater.' It tells the fans about discovery and greatness, while the character keeps trekking over an ice-covered mountain and ultimately into what can be depicted as a tomb. Luddington's narration continues, saying, "What drives these few to go to the ends of the Earth? The desire to discover something more. The search for something greater."

According to VG247, the game was revealed for the first time about a year ago, during the 2014 E3 and some months later, Microsoft confirmed that 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' would be exclusively released for its consoles in 2015.

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Walmart

June 05, 2015 03:06AM, 0 comments

A woman accused of shoplifting at Walmart is facing far more serious charges after allegedly kicking, spitting on and attempting to bite Clarksville Police officers.

Chauntel Jackson, 20, of Clarksville is charged with theft of property, vandalism, resisting arrest and three counts of aggravated assault against a public safety employee.

Police were called to the Fort Campbell Boulevard Walmart at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday and placed Jackson under arrest. As she was being handcuffed, she became combatitive and it took three officers to hold her while she was being cuffed, according to a Clarksville Police Department press release.

“She kicked and spat on the first officer, kicked and attempted to bite the second officer, and dug her fingernails into the hand of the third officer,” the press release says. “When Ms. Jackson found the opportunity, she kicked out the rear driver's side window of a CPD squad car and the glass cut the hand and arm of one of the three officers.”

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Honda

June 04, 2015 04:06PM, 0 comments

The UFC champion is selling her 2005 Honda Accord LX on eBay. It's the same car she camped out in while saving money to rent an apartment following the 2008 Olympics, and, since opening with a $3,000 bid, the whip has climbed to almost $19,000 in three days — and isn't showing signs of slowing down anytime soon.

The car has clocked in 156,098 miles (perhaps a few more once Rousey's mom drives to and from the grocery store) and is in need of a new transmission. Other than that, it's running just fine and comes packed with plenty of memorabilia from Rousey's life, stuff like medals, hats and figurines. Which is another way of saying it's full of junk. But it's Ronda Rousey's junk!

"There are many of Ronda's personal belongings inside the car, including medals, UFC programs from past events, patches, hats and all kinds of random Ronda items," her family writes on eBay. "We like to joke about all of the cool things you find in Ronda's car. Every time you open the door, it's like an archaeological dig! Also, Ronda did glue a few medals, patches, coins and figurines to the inside of her car which probably aren't going to come off."

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Cover Up

June 04, 2015 02:06PM, 0 comments

Ronda Rousey is 'The world's most dangerous women' but she fears wardrobe malfunction during a high-intensity fight in the Octagon. The UFC women's bantamweight champion is always worried about showing off something embarrassing on the camera.

Recently, 'Rowdy' or Ronda Rousey talked to Rolling Stone and revealed the she is quite careful about not being a victim of a wardrobe malfunction in the UFC octagon.

"I have a weigh-in bra that's smaller and lighter and I'm a girl, so it's cuter, too, and I wanna look cute," Rousey said.

She added that on fight night nobody wants to look cute. The fighter recalled that iconic UFC women's bantamweight championship bout at UFC 157. Rousey said that her bra needs to be effective for the fight, however for that night, she had "two cute bras" and she had no options. "At one point, I was perilously close to showing everyone my nipples, so the second I got her off my back, my mind shifted to 'Cover yourself up, girl!'"

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Heavy Hitter

June 03, 2015 06:06PM, 0 comments

Zoe Kravitz will not be boxed in by anyone, so you can stop trying! For as long as I've been following her acting career, her choices have been unpredictable. You just don't know what she's going to take on next, whether an indie film that challenges, like Victoria Mahoney's underseen "Yelling to the Sky," or a tent-pole studio project like "X-Men: First Class," and everything between. Oh, and by the way, she also served as lead singer and co-writer with her band, "Elevator Fight."

Announced today, she's chosen to tackle a western next, as Deadline reports that Ms Kravitz is set to star as "a gunslinging hit woman from the Old West," in a gritty revenge thriller titled "Black Belle," which will be set just after the end of the Civil War.

She will place a loner bounty hunter "who specializes in revenge killing when a client shows up with information about her mother’s murderer. It takes a turn when she realises just who the alleged killer really is."

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Czech It Out

June 03, 2015 04:06PM, 0 comments

Czech Republic-based bike manufacturer Superior has incurred the wrath of cyclists worldwide after making a host of seriously sexist remarks in its blurb for its new women’s mountain bike.

Superior claim that female cyclists ‘do not generally need to push their limits’ and that they ‘just want to enjoy the time spent in nature’ when they ride downhill trails.

The blurb reads: “Female cyclists do not generally need to push their limits, race against time and increase their adrenaline when riding rough downhill trails.

“They just want to enjoy the time spent in nature on the bike, and their expectations from the bike are completely diff erent than men’s. They look mainly for safe, easy and, of course, stylish bikes that have good and natural handling.”


Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/twitter-reacts-to-manufacturers-sexist-blurb-on-female-mountain-bike-range-175003#KsZeU46I3Vh3Byld.99

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Grain

January 08, 2015 12:01PM, 0 comments

Whether former prime minister Yingluck Shinwatra is found guilty and impeached over alleged dereliction of duty and corruption related to the rice-pledging scheme or not, the outcome will mark a crucial political juncture with possible unnerving ramifications.


Some say the National Legislative Assembly proceedings tomorrow must go ahead fairly and squarely no matter what the consequences might be, however.

A guilty verdict by the junta-appointed NLA will certainly galvanised pro-Thaksin/Yingluck Shinawatra red shirts and Pheu Thai Party supporters, who would almost automatically see it as an unfair political vendetta.

A non-guilty verdict would leave the anti-Thaksin/Yingluck People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) feeling cheated and make them think that their months of street protests were all for nothing.

The reality is that there is very little room for persuasion, as all seem to have made up their minds as to whether Yingluck is guilty.

"The Yingluck impeachment case is a political tool to ban her from politics for five years," said Sirote Klampaiboon, a red shirt-leaning political scientist.

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Prisoners-of-War

January 08, 2015 12:01PM, 0 comments

They put fences and walls around them, and made them into prison camps. ISIS, or the Islamic State, has used villages that were earlier emptied when their frightened inhabitants fled the Islamic radicals to imprison hundreds of Yezidi women and children.

Photographs do not exist of this latest disclosure of ISIS practices, but families who escaped from the camps are able to testify about their presence and locations. A portion of the hundreds of children that ISIS kidnapped are also living in those camps.

Habib Khalesh Jazai, 14, and Faraz Hashem Jazai, 12, are two cousins who recently escaped. They are now living in a house in the Kurdish Yezidi village of Khanke, provided for them by the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan.

There was no food or water, the boys recall about the camp where they were forced to spend a couple of months in the heat of the Iraqi summer. “We all had fleas and everybody was smelling so badly,” says Faraz, as he scratches himself in disgust.

The boys were with the women and children ISIS kidnapped in August 2014 from the Yezidi village of Kocho, after killing all of its men and leaving them in a nearby ditch. “ Daesh said they would take us to the mountains, but they lied,” says Habib, using the local acronym for the group.

Women and children were separated, and the cousins eventually ended up with some 45 others in a school in Talafar, a town near the self-proclaimed ISIS capital of Mosul. There, they stayed for 17 days, with very little food and being awakened at the first call for prayer every morning to learn the Quran. 

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Iron Maidan

November 05, 2014 02:11PM, 0 comments

At the heart of Maidan, a stage was erected, surrounded by barricades fashioned out of tyres, sandbags and packed snow and ice. During the months of protests, it hosted some of Ukraine's most popular bands and pop stars, who played to hundreds of thousands of people.

There were poems, punk concerts and children’s choirs at Christmas time, as more and more Ukrainians added their voice to the revolution.

Dressed in their signature white dresses and Kabuki-esque white faces, The Dakh Daughters were among the first to play on the Maidan stage. Their music is a product of a unique moment in history, blending Ukrainian folk, language and politics with lines from Shakespeare and beat poetry. The band also draws on cabaret and Russian communist-era ballads.

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