The Sun Daily
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Mini figures also really help light up the scene. “I am not so good at imagination so when I want to build something, I need to do a thorough research. For example, the Shell petrol station diorama, I went to a few different stations to snap photos of them and I studied their structure from websites. I also studied the inside of the building in order to build a petrol station that looked exactly like the real one,” she said. Coming from an engineering background, Chung likes motion and when she learned that Lego has motor parts that can create movement, her first project was to create a chair-lift. Chung said it required a lot of patience before it worked. She also used an Arduino processor in her other projects such as the train controlled gate and the river rocking ride (pirate ship ride). Chung wrote the software to dynamically control the speed of the motor that drives the Lego.
TYT YouTube
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Techradar
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" However, less expected is that in order to achieve that, you'll need to solve puzzles in order to sail and protect your crew's ship. To be over thirteen years old, Puzzle Pirates still holds up. Now you can get the multiplayer portion of Puzzle Pirates for free on Steam; a single-player mode no longer exists because of the discontinuation of the CD-ROM version of the game. Nevertheless, at least there's no reason to pirate it. 37. Unturned Like Minecraft meets DayZ, Unturned takes apocalyptic survival elements from both games and merges them into one derivatively blocky sandbox game. Thats by no means a criticism either. Like the titles it draws influence from, Unturned is at its best when experienced with friends online. Donning both PvP and PvE modes, Unturned is the real deal. Developed by a 16-year-old kid and with over 24 million downloads under its belt, Unturned is immensely successful, and its not difficult to see why.
The Huffington Post
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The Times pointed to the growing number of complaints from tourism sector workers who point out that ... many spring breakers have been offensive, rude and haughty toward Mexican people. The ship outburst was recounted in a Facebook post by Peruvian Anaximandro Amable Bruga, who was on a honeymoon trip in early March with his Mexican wife aboard a pirate cruise off Cancun, which recreates a pirate battle at sea. I was with Suly, my wife (from Mexico), watching the show off the coast of Cancun aboard a boat, Amable said in his post, written in Spanish (a rough Facebook translation follows below). At the end of the show, a flock of Americans (maybe drunk, or not) began to [chant] Build the wall louder and louder. The incident appeared to be a kind of turning point for Amable.
Daily Mail - USA
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The group was on board the Captain Hook Pirate Ship (pictured) in Cancun on March 3 along with other revelers when they burst in to the chant as the audience disembarked the boat.
Voice Of America
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Officials in Somalia's Puntland region say they have dispatched officials and maritime police to the area to achieve a "peaceful solution." “We are engaged in an effort to convince these men to free the ship and the sailors without condition and let it continue its journey,” said Dirir. Dirir says the region wants no ransom paid to the hijackers. “Paying ransom encourages more hijackings; principally we object to it," he said. Steed says he is not aware of any ongoing negotiations and suggests a delay may be because there are technical problems. “It could just be that the pirates have not found their negotiator or translator or dont know what they want,” he said. “So I would expect over the next couple of days the negotiations to start in earnest.” Negotiations with pirates aren't always easy. In October of last year, 26 Asian sailors were released after almost five years in Somali pirate captivity.
TYT YouTube
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Winter storm Stella seems to be not so bad. Somali pirates, on the other handCenk Uygur, John Iadarola, and David Sirota, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "The EU anti-piracy operation off Somalia said armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized. An EU Naval Force statement late on Tuesday said the operation finally made contact with the ship's master in late afternoon. He confirmed that armed men were aboard the Comoros-flagged tanker Aris 13. Monday's hijacking was the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel off Somalia since 2012. A Somali pirate who says he is in touch with the armed men says the amount of ransom has not been decided.”* Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/world-news/somali-pirates-demand-ransom-for-oil-tanker-eu-force-says-35532257.
TIME - Global Spin
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(MOGADISHU, Somalia) Armed men are demanding a ransom for the release of an oil tanker they have seized off the coast of Somalia and the crew is being held captive, the European Union anti-piracy operation in the region announced late Tuesday. An EU Naval Force statement said the operation had finally made contact with the ship's master, who confirmed that armed men were aboard the Comoros-flagged tanker Aris 13. Monday's hijacking was the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel off Somalia since 2012. It came as a surprise to the global shipping industry as patrols by the navies of NATO countries, as well as China, India and Iran, had suppressed Somali pirate hijackings for several years. However, the United Nations warned in October that the situation was fragile and that Somali pirates possess the intent and capability to resume attacks.
The Iran Project
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Techradar
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" However, less expected is that in order to achieve that, you'll need to solve puzzles in order to sail and protect your crew's ship. To be over thirteen years old, Puzzle Pirates still holds up. Now you can get the multiplayer portion of Puzzle Pirates for free on Steam; a single-player mode no longer exists because of the discontinuation of the CD-ROM version of the game. Nevertheless, at least there's no reason to pirate it. 37. Slender The question of whether games are art or not is a dull debate that has raged on for years. But making you terrified from one minute to the next is an art in itself. An art Slender has down. Although it's just a simple 3D exploration jaunt where you look for eight pages seemingly scribbled by the Slender Man's victims, this game is terrifying. Our monster in this little slice of horror is a tall faceless man who stalks you, hunts you.
Mental Floss
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Resistance to pay would result in violence or death. She was said to be so fearsome that even the day after birthing a child upon her ship, she took up arms to defend it, scolding her men , "May you be seven times worse this day twelvemonth, who cannot do without me for one day!" Yet Grace's greatest showdown was against Queen Elizabeth I. At a time when chieftains' power was being trounced by this monarch, a chieftain had the audacity to write to her directly demanding she be free to continue her piracy, as long as it was against the enemies of England. Soon letters led to the willful Grace sailing to England for a fateful face-to-face meeting that resulted in the queen releasing the pirate queen's captured son and brother, as well as returning properties confiscated by English forces. But above all, Elizabeth granted Grace permission to "fight in our quarrel with all the world.
Daily Mail - India
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The Cornishman
a month
Ever fancied trying your hand at swashbuckling like a pirate or shooting a musket like Captain Sharpe? New courses in Cornwall can teach you a range of dramatic combat techniques. If you are more of a Captain Jack Sparrow, you can take part in a weekend of workshops on board a tall ship in Falmouth which will teach unarmed combat or fighting with broadswords, single swords and cutlasses. But if you are more interested in the Napoleonic Wars, then you can try out musket handling and firing at...
Techradar - Reviews
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Multiplayer is fast and fierce thanks to the addition of the Exo suit, and the single-player campaign resonates with everyone scared of another international meltdown. Call of Duty has had its foibles, but Advanced Warfare isn't one of them. From GamesRadar's review: "Franchise fatigue be damned. Sometimes a game comes into a series and does things a little bit differently. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare aims to change the formula for the better with a new setting and futuristic tech, and it succeeds with several game-changing features." Read the full Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review on GamesRadar Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag AC IV: Black Flag is a funny thing. It's both a return to form for the series, and bit of a hard left into full-on pirate mode. Do all the classic Assassin's Creed bits, leaping from above onto unsuspecting prey, then hop aboard your frigate and broadside an enemy ship with a volley of cannon fire.
KyivPost
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Bournemouth Daily Echo
2 months
A SUNKEN pirate ship, a sand pit and a water feature are just some of the things planned for a new play park on Bournemouth seafront.
Techradar
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It begins with a box . Fiddling with dials and switches causes things to spring to life elsewhere, and you soon find boxes within the boxes, layers unravelling before you; it's the videogame equivalent of Russian dolls meets carpentry, as breathed into life by a crazed inventor. The Room's curious narrative and fragments of horror coalesce in follow-up The Room Two , which expands the 'boxes' into more varied environments a séance room; a pirate ship. Movement remains restricted and on rails, but you're afforded a touch more freedom as you navigate your way through a strange clockwork world. The Room Three is the most expansive of them all, featuring intricate, clever puzzles, as you attempt to free yourself from The Craftsman and his island of deranged traps and trials. Get all three games, and play them through in order, preferably in a dark room when rain's pouring down outside for best effect.
Voice Of America
2 months
One is U-Ming Marine Transport, Taiwan’s largest dry-cargo shipowner, which said 10 of its large capesize-class ships have taken this detour since the end of 2016. “All our ships sailing from Australia to China and North Asia are now sailing via east of Philippines — it is a proactive action to prevent pirate attacks,” said U-Ming’s president, Ong Choo Kiat. Other firms avoiding the Sulu and Celebes seas are EasternPacific Shipping, Diana Shipping, and Anglo-Eastern Ship Management. Sailing east to avoid the Sulu Sea adds about half a day to a 14-day voyage from Port Hedland, Western Australia’s main iron ore export terminal, to northern Asia. Shippers said that while the extra costs of around $300 per day for fuel on each journey were not huge, the added costs would mount up over time, another blow to an industry already grappling with a period of extremely low profit margins.
Techradar
2 months
Still, the low price-tag ensures klocki remains great value, especially if you take the time to savour its charms rather than blazing through its challenges at breakneck speed. The Room is a series about mysteries within mysteries. It begins with a box . Fiddling with dials and switches causes things to spring to life elsewhere, and you soon find boxes within the boxes, layers unravelling before you; it's the videogame equivalent of Russian dolls meets carpentry, as breathed into life by a crazed inventor. The Room's curious narrative and fragments of horror coalesce in follow-up The Room Two , which expands the 'boxes' into more varied environments a séance room; a pirate ship. Movement remains restricted and on rails, but you're afforded a touch more freedom as you navigate your way through a strange clockwork world. The Room Three is the most expansive of them all, featuring intricate, clever puzzles, as you attempt to free yourself from The Craftsman and his island of deranged traps and trials.
Surf Channel Television Network
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The Huffington Post
3 months
Have you seen the Geico ad with the talking parrot? A 19th-century ship is boarded, the captain surrounded by pirates. The leader shouts, Lets feed him to the sharks, (pirate cheers and swords held high) and take all his gold (more cheers). The parrot repeats these lines, and adds, and hide it from the crew. Theyre all morons anyway. The voiceover at the end of the Geico ad explains, If youre a parrot, you repeat things. Thats what you do. If youre a voice-activated Internet of Things (IoT) device, you dont repeat things, but you may transmit them. Voice-activated IoT devices (which, for this piece, includes smartphones and televisions) are always there, just like that pirates parrot. You know the services: Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Amazons Alexa.
Techradar
3 months
The asymmetrical maps, team-based base destruction and "hero" system are all intact. Paragon is a MOBA for newcomers, and best of all, it's free-to-play. 36. Puzzle Pirates Most MMOs let you say what you want in your own native tongue. Not Puzzle Pirates . This adorably decorated MMO, like its title suggests, is about solving puzzles as a pirate. And, rather than asking your first mate, "What's up?", you're encouraged to use phrases like "Yarr, matey!" Otherwise, you might end up walking the plank. In the game, you can join a crew, improve your rank and more all while speaking pirate lingo and developing new relationships. Fundamentally, you're on the search for currency from enemy ships known as "pieces of eight." However, less expected is that in order to achieve that, you'll need to solve puzzles in order to sail and protect your crew's ship.
Techradar
3 months
Later levels have you battle three-dimensional shapes, switches, and tiles that rotate; and despite the minimal aesthetic and noodly audio, it never really gets old. The game is, however, quite short - a few hours and you'll probably be done. Still, the low price-tag ensures klocki remains great value, especially if you take the time to savour its charms rather than blazing through its challenges at breakneck speed. The Room is a series about mysteries within mysteries. It begins with a box . Fiddling with dials and switches causes things to spring to life elsewhere, and you soon find boxes within the boxes, layers unravelling before you; it's the videogame equivalent of Russian dolls meets carpentry, as breathed into life by a crazed inventor. The Room's curious narrative and fragments of horror coalesce in follow-up The Room Two , which expands the 'boxes' into more varied environments a séance room; a pirate ship.
Manchester Evening News
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