OPL announces Neosurf as official partner

first_imgThe Oceanic Pro League (OPL), Riot Games’ premier League of Legends competition for the Oceanic region, has announced Neosurf as an official partner.Neosurf, an internet payment company, has been named as presenting partner of the OPL Finals Series, with giveaways organised for the event’s fans throughout the playoffs and grand final.Photo credit: OPLRELATED: Neosurf: Assessing the bid for gender re-balance in esportsThe partnership will see OPL give away in-game cosmetics for every game played in the playoffs on April 17-18th, as well as for the grand final on April 24th.An announcement on the Oceanic League of Legends website stated: “We’d like to extend a warm welcome to leading payment provider, Neosurf as an Official Partner of the OPL, and Presenting Partner of the OPL Finals Series! The partnership will result in some awesome new content and experiences for OPL viewers, tune in to the Playoffs this weekend for a little taste of what’s to come.”RELATED: Pentanet.GG’s Pete Curulli on brand-building and entering the OPLThis is far from Neosurf’s first esports engagement. The company, which launched its first products in 2004, has partnered with both the UK’s Excel Esports and Portugal’s K1ck eSports Club in recent months. Its work with Excel saw the launch of the Neosurf Cup, an exhibition match between Excel and Misfits Gaming that took place at Twickenham in January.Neosurf has also stepped up its activity specifically in Australian esports, where it struck a multi-year deal with the EHPC last October. The deal saw it become the sponsor of four local teams: Dire Wolves, N8 Esports, Team Oracle, and Supa-Stellar.Esports Insider says: Neosurf has really levelled up its game within the esports industry throughout the last few months. Its latest deal with Riot Games’ OPL will solidify its position at the forefront of the brands tied to League of Legends in the Oceanic region.Read The Esports Journallast_img read more

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Louisiana sheriff’s deputy shot and killed in the line of duty

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BATON ROUGE, La.) — A deputy from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was fatally shot late Saturday night while conducting an investigation into a an alleged rape, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police said.Today, a news release confirmed the identity of the slain deputy as Sgt. Shawn Anderson.“Sgt. Shawn Anderson died following a struggle in which shots were fired,” a statement from the department read. “He and another deputy had responded to a business as part of a rape investigation.”Anderson was conducting the investigation near a barber shop in East Baton Rouge, and struggled with the shooting suspect before being killed, police said.“At approximately 11:00 p.m. two East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies entered the Classic Cuts business at 16040 Hatteras Ave. in reference to a rape investigation,” police said in the news release, “While inside the business, deputies struggled with the suspect and shots were fired.”The deputy was taken to Ochsner Medical Center following the shooting, and he was pronounced dead there, according to police.A procession of law enforcement vehicles took his body from Ochsner to the East Baton Rouge Coroner’s office shortly after 2 a.m., according to the Times-Picayune newspaper.“It’s a tragic night for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, one of our deputies has been shot and killed,” East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said at the press conference. “Right now Sheriff Gautreaux is with the family. We are focused on working with the family, praying for the family and making sure our deputies have the help and support they need.”Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish and the City of Baton Rouge Sharon Weston Broome, also at the press conference, said “this is certainly a tragedy for the community.”Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted about the incident, calling it a tragic event. Related Such a tragic event last night in Baton Rouge. Donna & I are praying for the family of the @EBRSheriff killed in the line of duty. – JBE— Gov John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) March 19, 2017The Louisiana State Police, who were contacted shortly before midnight to investigate the shooting, are leading the investigation into the Deputy’s shooting.Police noted that Anderson drew positive attention in his community in part for helping to deliver a baby on the side of the road last year.He was presented the Life Saving Award in 2010 for saving the life of a woman on Old Mississippi River bridge, and recognized in 2014 for serving more than sixty high risk warrants in 2013 as a part of SWAT with no injuries or shots fired, police said.He joined the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in 1999, police said.This particular sheriff’s office is no stranger to tragedy.Three law enforcement officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in July 2016 in an incident that was described as an ambush style attack. One of them was a member of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department, and the other two served with the Baton Rouge Police Department.Brad Garafola, 45, of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department, was shot and killed by the attacker, after going to help two fallen officers, ABC News reported in July.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Photo library: Buildings and structures 10

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Sutherland, Northern Cape province: The Sutherland Observatory is home to one of the world’s largest telescopes, the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Sutherland, Northern Cape province: An old building in the centre of town. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Sutherland, Northern Cape province: The Sutherland Observatory is home to one of the world’s largest telescopes, the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Sutherland, Northern Cape province: The Sutherland Observatory is home to one of the world’s largest telescopes, the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Sutherland, Northern Cape province: Visitors on a tour of the Sutherland Observatory, home to one of the world’s largest telescopes, the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Sutherland, Northern Cape province: Visitors on a tour of the Sutherland Observatory, home to one of the world’s largest telescopes, the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Sutherland, Northern Cape province: A sign at the entrance to town welcomes visitors to Sutherland, home to one of the world’s largest telescopes, the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Sutherland, Northern Cape province: The Sutherland Observatory is home to the world’s largest telescope, the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Sutherland, Northern Cape province: The Sutherland Observatory is home to the world’s largest telescope, the Southern African Large Telescope, or SALT. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 10: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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Durban’s plan to offset COP 17 footprint

first_img15 November 2011An estimated 15 000 tons of CO2 is expected to be produced during the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, but Durban has a plan to offset the event’s carbon footprint in full – and then some.The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change takes place in Durban from 28 November to 9 December.The estimate of the event’s footprint is based on the assumption that 25 000 people will visit the city during the conference, along with related factors like accommodation, conference venues, transportation and waste removal logistics.Community Ecosystem Based Adaptation (Ceba)The response takes the form of an initiative called Community Ecosystem Based Adaptation (Ceba), a joint venture between the Wildlands Conservation Trust and the eThekwini municipality. Ceba focuses on the link between communities and the ecosystems and ways in which they can be supported.According to eThekwini Environmental Planning and Climate Protection deputy head, Debra Roberts, the Durban Ceba Initiative is one of the most exciting elements of the city’s broader COP 17 greening programme.Delegates at COP17 will be able to buy “Ceba credits” to offset the carbon footprint of the event.“It has been adopted as the official voluntary offset mechanism for COP 17,” said Roberts. “Delegates, corporates and residents of Durban will be able to contribute towards the project by buying ‘Ceba credits’ to play their part in helping offset the environmental impact associated with hosting COP 17.”National government is said to be focusing on the other aspects of the carbon footprint, such as international air travel. The city has been more concerned with the impact on energy and water resources.uMbilo River catchment projectThe first Ceba project will be the restoration and reforestation of the uMbilo River catchment.Adaptation will be prioritised to counter the effects of the carbon footprint. Ceba will focus on communities restoring their natural ecosystems, creating cleaner and greener neighbourhoods.Each Ceba credit will cost about US$10 (between R80 and R100), and the money raised will be used for the uMbilo River catchment project.Roberts said unemployed people from the neighbouring communities will then be employed as “green collar” workers to first remove alien plants and trees. The project also involves the planting of indigenous plants and trees and restoration of the riverine, wetland and grassland systems.Initial funding for the project will come from the city, the corporate sector and through the Wildlands Conservation Trust.“We want this project to not only benefit the ecological sustainability of the river, but the social sustainability of poor communities along it,” said Roberts.For more information, visit www.durbanceba.org.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Sachin may wave the chequered flag at Indian GP

first_imgThe organisers of inaugural Indian Grand Prix are busy finalising the name for the person who would wave the chequered flag at the mega event with the Formula 1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone, who arrived here on Thursday.Sources told Headlines Today that there was a distinct possibility of the star Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who also happens to be a big F1 fan, being at the finish line on Sunday.Soon after Ecclestone arrived, Jaypee Sports director Sandeep Gaur, along with some other key Indian organisers, met him to discuss the possibility of Tendulkar waving the flag.Earlier, Ecclestone, the man behind the success of modern day F1, landed to traditional welcome at the premium Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resort in Greater Noida. He would be staying at the resort over the weekend.All the race drivers and team principals are also staying at the same resort, which has been given a high security cover along with the race venue.last_img read more

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Referee says ‘air punch, vulgar language’ led to LeBron’s first career ejection

first_imgMalditas save PH from shutout “On that particular play I got fouled all the way up the court, from the time that I stripped him (Johnson) all the way until I got to the rim, and so that’s what it’s about,” James said. “I said what I had to say and I moved on, but he (Fitzgerald) thought that I should get two of them, so it is … we got the win and that’s most important.”James has long complained about not getting calls near the basket, and hinted that his eruption may have been caused by pent-up frustration.“I’m one of the league leaders in points in the paint,” he said. “I drive just as much as anybody. At this point, it’s almost like they’re trying to turn me into a jump shooter. I can’t be a jump shooter. I’m not a jump shooter. I watch games every single night and I see jump shooters going to the line multiple, double-digit times every night.“I’m not a jump shooter and I get fouled just as much as everybody else, so it’s going to the line one time, three times or four times, that’s not what it’s about.”Fitzgerald said he couldn’t let James’ actions go unpunished.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Love scored 32 of his 38 points in the first half and James added 21 as the Cavaliers extended their winning streak to nine.READ: Love scores 38, LeBron ejected as Cavs beat Heat FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingWith the Cavs leading by 23, James, who had attempted just one free throw at that point, drove the length of the floor and drew contact from Miami’s James Johnson and Dion Waiters. When he didn’t hear a whistle, James screamed and gestured toward referee Kane Fitzgerald, who quickly called a technical and pointed for the three-time champion to leave the floor.It was the first time James had been thrown out in 1,082 career NBA games, and he said it was a first since he started playing basketball as a boy in Akron. MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James leaves the court after being ejected for a double technical in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 108-97. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James lost his cool. Kevin Love and Cavaliers stayed just as hot.Incensed at not getting a foul called on a drive to the basket, James was ejected for the first time in his illustrious career on Tuesday night, tossed in the third quarter of Cleveland’s 108-97 win over the Miami Heat.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “It was a culmination of a couple different acts,” he told a pool reporter. “Immediately after the no-call, he turned and threw an air punch directly at me and then he aggressively charged at me and then he used vulgarity in my ear a few times.”Love had his way with every defender Miami put on him, finishing 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 17 on free throws. He scored 22 in the first quarter and the Cavs opened a 27-point lead before halftime.Dwyane Wade added 17 points for Cleveland, which has shaken off a slow start and is again playing like the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.Wade said he has seen James that mad before.“I just ain’t never seen him get ejected,” Wade said. “But I’ve definitely seen him that mad before. He only got one ejection — 15 years, that’s pretty good.”Waiters scored 21 and Bam Adebayo had 19 for the Heat, who had won three in a row. Goran Dragic finished with just seven points — 12 below his team-leading scoring average.The Heat closed to 93-76 early in the fourth, but Wade scored six straight points and fed Kyle Korver for a 3-pointer to give Cleveland a 102-79 lead.“Felt that I needed to do something to help this team keep our lead,” Wade said. “Just got in an aggressive mindset, got a couple shots to fall and had a nice assist to Kyle for a long three-ball.”TIP-INSSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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