Sea Of Burglars has pet dogs now and I love them with all my heart

Today, I dived into Sea Of Burglars with a single goal in mind: purchase and socialize with a dog. Rare’s pirate sandbox got its big September update yesterday, presenting some brand-new canine pals to the game’s premium shop, and what can I say? I enjoy pets, and I enjoy pirates. This game simply gets me. I ‘d like you all to fulfill Rox, and come with us on our extremely first adventure out on the Sea Of Thieves to go for a walkies on a nice bright island.

Rox was the name of the pet I matured with, who passed away in 2015. He was an outright bastard (whom I loved with all my heart), so it seemed fitting to memorialise him in a pirate video game where he can intimidate individuals permanently.

He made a flying start of this, too, by instantly taking a piss on the deck of my ship the 2nd I set the bugger down.

I rapidly overcame this offense. It’s hard to remain mad at those puppy pet dog eyes. Rox and I continued to explore the ship after that, attempting to find out all the locations we could set him to perch. Ends up, there are only like three places you can put a canine on a yacht (they’re significantly larger than the other Sea Of Burglars animals), however in the end we found a great little window for him to huddle in.

Then we crashed into a rock.

Rox, as he would’ve remained in real life, was totally unphased.

While he simply slept on, I desperately bailed water from our boat in an effort to not drown us both within 10 minutes of setting sail.

The chicken island was not my end goal. The weather there was still a bit naff, and I wished to discover a sunnier location for Rox to have actually a run around on, so onwards we went.

Ultimately, we made it to a lovely clear-skied island simply prior to the sun began to set.

If you elegant bringing along a canine (or a cat, or a parrot, or a monkey) on your Sea Of Burglars sails, you can buy them from the Pirate Emporium in-game for ₤ 4.99 There are a lot of types and colours to pick from, and it actually is rather good having them around on a little solo-slooping sesh.

I’m definitely not the very first individual to consider eternalizing their family pets through Rare’s excellent animals, either. Loads of gamers named kitties after their real-life pets when cats were added to the game previously this year.

What about you, reader? Have you got a pirating pet yet? Inform us of your adventures!

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Puma debuts their XETIC technology with the Calibrate Runner Sneakers. The revolutionary cushioning was created in collaboration with MIT Design Lab and is a combination of mechanical cushioning and foam. Aside from its futuristic look, the innovative midsole offers precise compression for optimum comfort and rebound with every step while a rubber outsole provides superior traction. An engineered knit gives the upper sock-like flexibility and the lace-up closure ensures a secure fit.

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Microsoft Xbox Series S Console

Microsoft Xbox Series S Console

Microsoft Xbox Series S Console


The Series X has gotten most of the attention, but rumored all along was a smaller, more affordable next-gen Xbox. It’s now been confirmed. Dubbed the Series S, it’s the most compact console yet from the company, keeping the X’s rectangular form but in a 60% smaller, white package not all that much larger than the controller. As for specs, it’s expected to offer a 512GB SSD for storage, 4K streaming, 4K upscaling, 1440p output at up to 120 fps, ray tracing, variable-rate shading, and variable refresh rate. The Series S will drop on November 10th.

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The Mediterranean stability

The Greek government has actually covertly expelled more than 1,000 refugees from Europe’s borders in current months, sailing a number of them to the edge of Greek territorial waters and after that deserting them in inflatable and in some cases overburdened life rafts.

Considering That March, at least 1,072 asylum hunters have actually been dropped at sea by Greek authorities in a minimum of 31 separate expulsions, according to an analysis of evidence by The New york city Times from three independent guard dogs, two scholastic researchers and the Turkish Coast Guard. The Times interviewed survivors from five of those episodes and examined photographic or video evidence from all 31.

” It was really inhumane,” stated Najma al-Khatib, a 50- year-old Syrian instructor, who states masked Greek officials took her and 22 others, including 2 infants, under cover of darkness from a detention center on the island of Rhodes on July 26 and deserted them in a rudderless, motorless life raft before they were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard.

” I left Syria for worry of battle– however when this occurred, I wished I ‘d passed away under a bomb,” she told The Times.

Not a good equilibrium, mind you. I do not expect extremely stiff EU sanctions in reaction, nor is this likely to change:

Ylva Johansson, who supervises migration policy at the European Commission, the civil service for the European Union, stated she was worried by the accusations however had no power to examine them.

Here is the full NYT piece

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Sportswomen tell BBC survey about ‘scary’ social media abuse

A graphic saying 30% of sportswomen say they have been trolled on social media with an image of a woman in front of a phone and angry emojis and a thumbs down around it

Elite British sportswomen have spoken out about “horrific abuse” on social media, telling a BBC Sport survey about constant comments on their appearance and sexist remarks questioning their right to play sport.

Almost a third of respondents to the biggest women’s sport study ever carried out by BBC Sport had been trolled – a figure that has doubled since the last survey in 2015.

Some athletes had received inappropriate images and described the abuse as “threatening” and “scary”.

As a result of the findings, BBC Sport has strengthened its stance on combating hate speech on its social media channels.

We have committed to blocking people bringing hate to our comments sections; we will report the most serious cases to the relevant authorities and we will work to make our accounts kind and respectful places.

Minister for Sport Nigel Huddleston told BBC Sport: “The past few years have seen fantastic progress with women’s sport starting to get the profile it deserves.

“However, it is absolutely unacceptable that this visibility has been matched by a rise in online abuse of our sports stars.

“We have set out world-leading plans that will make online platforms safer for users, and we will continue to engage with providers to see what more can be done.”

The BBC Elite British Sportswomen’s Survey was sent to 1,068 women in 39 different sports and received 537 responses.

It is the third time BBC Sport has carried out the extensive research, having first gauged opinions in 2013.

One hundred and sixty sportswomen – 30% of respondents – said they had been trolled on social media, up from 14% in 2015.

An infographic saying 21% of sportswomen are worried they might have to give up their sport because of Covid-19, most sportswomen earn less than the national gross annual wage with a third earning nothing, 78% say they are conscious of their body image

BBC Elite British Sportswomen’s Survey findings

In their frank answers, sportswomen spoke honestly about a wide range of issues they have to combat daily.

These include sexism, racism and ignorance around concerns not faced by male coaches, such as periods and the contraceptive pill.

Findings included:

  • 86% (460) of sportswomen earn less than £30,000 per year from sport. This is less than the mean annual gross pay in the United Kingdom in 2019, which was £30,629 according to Office for National Statistics data
  • 36% (191) do not feel supported by their club/governing body to have a baby and continue to compete
  • 4% (22) have had an abortion because they felt a baby would impact their sporting career
  • 60% (321) said their performance is affected by their period or they had missed training/competition because of it – but 40% (214) do not feel comfortable discussing their period with coaches
  • 20% (109) have experienced or witnessed racism in their sport
  • 65% (347) have experienced sexism in their sport but only 10% (51) reported it
  • 21% (110) are concerned they might have to give up their sport because of the financial impact of coronavirus
  • 85% (456) do not think the media does enough to promote women’s sport but 93% (498) feel coverage has improved over the past five years
  • 78% (416) are conscious of their body image
  • The full survey results can be found here.

Tammy Parlour, chief executive of the Women’s Sport Trust, told BBC Sport: “We have seen a lot of positive momentum in women’s sport over the last five years, but this is a stark reminder that there is still so much more to be done.

“It’s crucial to see these results as symptoms of the wider system, understand what is creating this environment, and address the underlying causes.”

An infographic saying: 60% say their performance is affected by their period, 40% don't feel comfortable talking about periods with their coaches, 34% delayed starting a family due to their sporting career, 4% have had an abortion because they felt a baby would impact their sporting career

‘I hope you die of cancer’ – Sportswomen share trolling stories

Abuse directed at sportswomen on social media was frequently about body image, performance or telling athletes to “get back in the kitchen”. One sportswoman even received an image of her club’s crest full of ironing boards.

One respondent described the abuse she received after a poor performance in competition as “horrific” and admitted she considered giving up her sport.

Darts player Deta Hedman received racial abuse after losing a match and was told by someone that they “hope you die of cancer”.

Olympic gold medallist hockey player Susannah Townsend recalls the “awful” and “scary” time her social media account was hacked in 2015, while footballer Rachel Newborough suggests athletes should be offered more support to cope with abuse.

One woman said she received comments on Twitter about her ethnicity, saying she is “not really British”.

Another athlete, who is a size six, had been called “too fat” while someone else described being featured on a profile that had been created purely to pick out women’s flaws. Her photo was posted with the muscle in her legs chosen as the flaw.

One respondent received the comment “women shouldn’t look like this” on one of her Instagram posts, another was told she is “too tall” and a third was denigrated for having “big shoulders”.

A jockey was told by a man after a fall that he “hoped the horse was OK and not you”, adding that “a man should have been on it”.

Several athletes said the same person liked and commented on all their posts or direct messaged them, behaviour one sportswoman described as “threatening”.

An infographic saying: 65% have suffered sexism in their sport but only 10% felt comfortable to report it, 68% say they can be more open about their sexuality than men, 1 in 5 sportswomen say they have witnessed or experienced racism in their sport

Who took part?

The electronic survey was sent to representatives of archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, bobsleigh and skeleton, boccia, boxing, canoeing, climbing, cricket, curling, cycling, darts, equestrian, fencing, football, goalball, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horse racing, judo, motorsport, netball, rugby league, rugby union, sailing, shooting, skateboarding, short-track and figure skating, skiing and snowboarding, squash, surfing, swimming – including diving, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, weightlifting. The survey was anonymous.

We did not receive responses from equestrian, gymnastics, motorsport, shooting and taekwondo.

Social media trolling is one of many issues raised by the BBC Elite British Sportswomen’s Survey. BBC Sport will be shining a spotlight on the others with coverage throughout the week on the BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC TV. More information can be found here.

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‘Tenet’ reviews are in. Here’s what the critics are saying.

By Kellen Beck

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Reviews are out for Christopher Nolan’s latest movie Tenet, which is coming to select countries on Aug. 26 due to COVID-19 before its U.S. debut in some theaters on Sept. 3.

While the thrills and action that fill this mysterious film shine for many critics, many are also pointing to hefty helpings of confusion stemming from the movie’s use of time travel and red herrings in this John David Washington-led project.

It sounds like it’s pretty par for the course for a Nolan movie, mixing the themes of time and perception as he’s done in Memento, Inception, and Interstellar with espionage for a largely entertaining yet befuddling experience.

Rox, as he would’ve remained in real life, was totally unphased.

While he simply slept on, I desperately bailed water from our boat in an effort to not drown us both within 10 minutes of setting sail.

The chicken island was not my end goal. The weather there was still a bit naff, and I wished to discover a sunnier location for Rox to have actually a run around on, so onwards we went.

Ultimately, we made it to a lovely clear-skied island simply prior to the sun began to set.

If you elegant bringing along a canine (or a cat, or a parrot, or a monkey) on your Sea Of Burglars sails, you can buy them from the Pirate Emporium in-game for ₤ 4.99 There are a lot of types and colours to pick from, and it actually is rather good having them around on a little solo-slooping sesh.

I’m definitely not the very first individual to consider eternalizing their family pets through Rare’s excellent animals, either. Loads of gamers named kitties after their real-life pets when cats were added to the game previously this year.

What about you, reader? Have you got a pirating pet yet? Inform us of your adventures!

Learn More

Puma Calibrate Runner Sneakers

Puma Calibrate Runner Sneakers

Puma Calibrate Runner Sneakers


Puma debuts their XETIC technology with the Calibrate Runner Sneakers. The revolutionary cushioning was created in collaboration with MIT Design Lab and is a combination of mechanical cushioning and foam. Aside from its futuristic look, the innovative midsole offers precise compression for optimum comfort and rebound with every step while a rubber outsole provides superior traction. An engineered knit gives the upper sock-like flexibility and the lace-up closure ensures a secure fit.

Get Uncrate Delivered To Your Inbox & Receive 15% Off Your Next Uncrate Supply Order. Some exclusions apply.

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Microsoft Xbox Series S Console

Microsoft Xbox Series S Console

Microsoft Xbox Series S Console


The Series X has gotten most of the attention, but rumored all along was a smaller, more affordable next-gen Xbox. It’s now been confirmed. Dubbed the Series S, it’s the most compact console yet from the company, keeping the X’s rectangular form but in a 60% smaller, white package not all that much larger than the controller. As for specs, it’s expected to offer a 512GB SSD for storage, 4K streaming, 4K upscaling, 1440p output at up to 120 fps, ray tracing, variable-rate shading, and variable refresh rate. The Series S will drop on November 10th.

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The Mediterranean stability

The Greek government has actually covertly expelled more than 1,000 refugees from Europe’s borders in current months, sailing a number of them to the edge of Greek territorial waters and after that deserting them in inflatable and in some cases overburdened life rafts.

Considering That March, at least 1,072 asylum hunters have actually been dropped at sea by Greek authorities in a minimum of 31 separate expulsions, according to an analysis of evidence by The New york city Times from three independent guard dogs, two scholastic researchers and the Turkish Coast Guard. The Times interviewed survivors from five of those episodes and examined photographic or video evidence from all 31.

” It was really inhumane,” stated Najma al-Khatib, a 50- year-old Syrian instructor, who states masked Greek officials took her and 22 others, including 2 infants, under cover of darkness from a detention center on the island of Rhodes on July 26 and deserted them in a rudderless, motorless life raft before they were rescued by the Turkish Coast Guard.

” I left Syria for worry of battle– however when this occurred, I wished I ‘d passed away under a bomb,” she told The Times.

Not a good equilibrium, mind you. I do not expect extremely stiff EU sanctions in reaction, nor is this likely to change:

Ylva Johansson, who supervises migration policy at the European Commission, the civil service for the European Union, stated she was worried by the accusations however had no power to examine them.

Here is the full NYT piece

Learn More

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition Watch

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Omega’s partnership with James Bond adds an unique Seamaster watch to correspond with 007’s 50 th anniversary. The 007 influence is visible throughout the style of the watch, as the black ceramic bezel ring with a platinum diving scale in positive relief makes method for the black enamel dial that features the famous spiraling weapon barrel style from Bond films in 18 K white gold. And there’s even a 007 logo design at 7 o’clock and a covert number 50 in the Super-LumiNova of the 10 o’clock index to additional commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Trick Service

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Sportswomen tell BBC survey about ‘scary’ social media abuse

A graphic saying 30% of sportswomen say they have been trolled on social media with an image of a woman in front of a phone and angry emojis and a thumbs down around it

Elite British sportswomen have spoken out about “horrific abuse” on social media, telling a BBC Sport survey about constant comments on their appearance and sexist remarks questioning their right to play sport.

Almost a third of respondents to the biggest women’s sport study ever carried out by BBC Sport had been trolled – a figure that has doubled since the last survey in 2015.

Some athletes had received inappropriate images and described the abuse as “threatening” and “scary”.

As a result of the findings, BBC Sport has strengthened its stance on combating hate speech on its social media channels.

We have committed to blocking people bringing hate to our comments sections; we will report the most serious cases to the relevant authorities and we will work to make our accounts kind and respectful places.

Minister for Sport Nigel Huddleston told BBC Sport: “The past few years have seen fantastic progress with women’s sport starting to get the profile it deserves.

“However, it is absolutely unacceptable that this visibility has been matched by a rise in online abuse of our sports stars.

“We have set out world-leading plans that will make online platforms safer for users, and we will continue to engage with providers to see what more can be done.”

The BBC Elite British Sportswomen’s Survey was sent to 1,068 women in 39 different sports and received 537 responses.

It is the third time BBC Sport has carried out the extensive research, having first gauged opinions in 2013.

One hundred and sixty sportswomen – 30% of respondents – said they had been trolled on social media, up from 14% in 2015.

An infographic saying 21% of sportswomen are worried they might have to give up their sport because of Covid-19, most sportswomen earn less than the national gross annual wage with a third earning nothing, 78% say they are conscious of their body image

BBC Elite British Sportswomen’s Survey findings

In their frank answers, sportswomen spoke honestly about a wide range of issues they have to combat daily.

These include sexism, racism and ignorance around concerns not faced by male coaches, such as periods and the contraceptive pill.

Findings included:

  • 86% (460) of sportswomen earn less than £30,000 per year from sport. This is less than the mean annual gross pay in the United Kingdom in 2019, which was £30,629 according to Office for National Statistics data
  • 36% (191) do not feel supported by their club/governing body to have a baby and continue to compete
  • 4% (22) have had an abortion because they felt a baby would impact their sporting career
  • 60% (321) said their performance is affected by their period or they had missed training/competition because of it – but 40% (214) do not feel comfortable discussing their period with coaches
  • 20% (109) have experienced or witnessed racism in their sport
  • 65% (347) have experienced sexism in their sport but only 10% (51) reported it
  • 21% (110) are concerned they might have to give up their sport because of the financial impact of coronavirus
  • 85% (456) do not think the media does enough to promote women’s sport but 93% (498) feel coverage has improved over the past five years
  • 78% (416) are conscious of their body image
  • The full survey results can be found here.

Tammy Parlour, chief executive of the Women’s Sport Trust, told BBC Sport: “We have seen a lot of positive momentum in women’s sport over the last five years, but this is a stark reminder that there is still so much more to be done.

“It’s crucial to see these results as symptoms of the wider system, understand what is creating this environment, and address the underlying causes.”

An infographic saying: 60% say their performance is affected by their period, 40% don't feel comfortable talking about periods with their coaches, 34% delayed starting a family due to their sporting career, 4% have had an abortion because they felt a baby would impact their sporting career

‘I hope you die of cancer’ – Sportswomen share trolling stories

Abuse directed at sportswomen on social media was frequently about body image, performance or telling athletes to “get back in the kitchen”. One sportswoman even received an image of her club’s crest full of ironing boards.

One respondent described the abuse she received after a poor performance in competition as “horrific” and admitted she considered giving up her sport.

Darts player Deta Hedman received racial abuse after losing a match and was told by someone that they “hope you die of cancer”.

Olympic gold medallist hockey player Susannah Townsend recalls the “awful” and “scary” time her social media account was hacked in 2015, while footballer Rachel Newborough suggests athletes should be offered more support to cope with abuse.

One woman said she received comments on Twitter about her ethnicity, saying she is “not really British”.

Another athlete, who is a size six, had been called “too fat” while someone else described being featured on a profile that had been created purely to pick out women’s flaws. Her photo was posted with the muscle in her legs chosen as the flaw.

One respondent received the comment “women shouldn’t look like this” on one of her Instagram posts, another was told she is “too tall” and a third was denigrated for having “big shoulders”.

A jockey was told by a man after a fall that he “hoped the horse was OK and not you”, adding that “a man should have been on it”.

Several athletes said the same person liked and commented on all their posts or direct messaged them, behaviour one sportswoman described as “threatening”.

An infographic saying: 65% have suffered sexism in their sport but only 10% felt comfortable to report it, 68% say they can be more open about their sexuality than men, 1 in 5 sportswomen say they have witnessed or experienced racism in their sport

Who took part?

The electronic survey was sent to representatives of archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, bobsleigh and skeleton, boccia, boxing, canoeing, climbing, cricket, curling, cycling, darts, equestrian, fencing, football, goalball, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horse racing, judo, motorsport, netball, rugby league, rugby union, sailing, shooting, skateboarding, short-track and figure skating, skiing and snowboarding, squash, surfing, swimming – including diving, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, weightlifting. The survey was anonymous.

We did not receive responses from equestrian, gymnastics, motorsport, shooting and taekwondo.

Social media trolling is one of many issues raised by the BBC Elite British Sportswomen’s Survey. BBC Sport will be shining a spotlight on the others with coverage throughout the week on the BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC TV. More information can be found here.

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‘Tenet’ reviews are in. Here’s what the critics are saying.

By Kellen Beck

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Reviews are out for Christopher Nolan’s latest movie Tenet, which is coming to select countries on Aug. 26 due to COVID-19 before its U.S. debut in some theaters on Sept. 3.

While the thrills and action that fill this mysterious film shine for many critics, many are also pointing to hefty helpings of confusion stemming from the movie’s use of time travel and red herrings in this John David Washington-led project.

It sounds like it’s pretty par for the course for a Nolan movie, mixing the themes of time and perception as he’s done in Memento, Inception, and Interstellar with espionage for a largely entertaining yet befuddling experience.

Here’s what the critics who’ve seen it are saying about the first big movie release to hit theaters in months.

An intriguing structure

Mashable, Shannon Connellan

Like its title, Tenet is a cinematic palindrome, moving backwards and forwards in a multitude of ways. As novel an idea as this is, the film essentially follows the conventions of a classic spy thriller. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but spices it up with time manipulation. You know the setup, if you’ve watched James Bond films: luxe location shoots, a highly-skilled, witty protagonist, a friendly sidekick, a crazed billionaire villain, extremely well-tailored suits. 

The JC, Linda Marric

From the outset, it’s important to point out that one must be especially careful regarding spoilers when discussing Tenet, for those who haven’t seen it yet. As with any Nolan narrative, a number of very intricate ideas are beautifully laid out here. Some of these ideas are undeniably smart, and even those aspects that border on the preposterous side of things cannot hinder our overall enjoyment of the film.

Revisiting ideas he had already broached in his brilliantly underrated space saga Interstellar, Nolan is back again to his favourite subject, Time. He presents us with various deeply philosophical questions about the passing of time and its effect on who we are and on our own actions. These themes help to make Tenet so much more than just another sci-fi spy thriller.

The Guardian, Catherine Shoard

As the eagle-eyed have pointed out, Tenet is a palindrome, which means it’s possible you’ll see some of the same scenes twice. Yet, for all the nifty bits of reverse chronology, there’s little that lingers in the imagination in the same way as Inception or even Interstellar’s showcase bendy business. 

Confusion abound

Mashable, Shannon Connellan

From the very first (literal) bang, Tenet lets fly with a flurry of information without context, communicated in coded language. Keeping track of events proves as perplexing for the viewer as it does the characters. But if you’ve seen Nolan’s other films, especially Inception, you’re across this layering of riddles in breadcrumb form, and reach a point where you just let the words wash over you, expecting things will become clear eventually. This doesn’t exactly happen though. After the literal turning point of the film, some details are solved, but many others are left ambiguous. And if they are explained, they’re muffled by the mixing of Ludwig Göransson’s booming score, so ever-present it takes on a character of its own. It could be my own EDM-ruined eardrums, but this dull throb erased conversations between characters. And you cannot miss a detail in this film. 

Independent, Clarisse Loughrey

[John David Washington] stumbles into a great, yawning chasm of possibility and probability – namely, the discovery that objects can travel forwards and backwards through time, carving out wide channels in the fabric of reality. It’s a time travel film. But, also, as the director himself insists, not a time travel film. It’s the most complex of Nolan’s contraptions. It can be frightening. It can be claustrophobic. At times, it verges on the incomprehensible. We expect the complex and byzantine from Nolan’s work. But here, with an idea he’s wrestled with for over a decade, the director’s managed to reach new heights of obfuscation. 

The Guardian, Catherine Shoard

You exit the cinema a little less energised than you were going in. There’s something grating about a film which insists on detailing its pseudo-science while also conceding you probably won’t have followed a thing. We’re clobbered with plot then comforted with tea-towel homilies about how what’s happened has happened. 

Robert Pattinson and John David Washington bring solid performances to 'Tenet.'

Robert Pattinson and John David Washington bring solid performances to ‘Tenet.’

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Plenty of thrilling action to entertain

The Wrap, Nicholas Barber

Tenet is one of those slick wish-fulfillment fantasies in which someone will say that he needs four trucks, 10 men and a suitcase full of explosives to pull off a heist, and in the next scene, everything he has asked for will be ready and waiting. No equipment is unavailable; no henchmen are held up at customs. Dialogue is pared down to perfunctory exposition, and the characters hop from India to Italy to Norway to Ukraine so easily that they might as well have a teleporter stashed next to their inverted munitions.

In other words, “Tenet” is a glossy international espionage thriller, which, like “Inception,” pays elaborate homage to the James Bond series. Nolan delivers nearly everything you might expect from the genre, from gorgeously scenic locations to frantic car chases, from brutal restaurant-kitchen fights to — best of all — a bungee jump up instead of down a Mumbai skyscraper. It’s exhilarating, in a Fast & Furious sort of way, especially as so many of the stunts are done for real rather than with CGI.

SlashFilm, Jason Gorber

A driving force for thrillers like this are the many exotic and photogenic locations, and the film doesn’t hesitate to put their characters in some heightened environments. From carbon fiber sailing yachts to Danish windfarms in the middle of the ocean, the scope is quite impressive. We see glimpses of India, Italy, Norway, the U.K., the U.S. and Estonia, the latter providing the setting for a massive sequence that takes place on a highway, with cars slamming from all directions of space and time. There are show-stopping spectacles at an airport using as much practical effect capacity as possible, another of Nolan’s common flourishes, making some of his earlier explosive events seem positively paltry. 

Standout acting

Metro, Nola Ojomu

It’s also not hard to see why Nolan was reportedly so adamant to get Washington, son of Denzel, to play the lead. Following his impressive performances in BlacKKKlansman and HBO’s Ballers, the actor powers through the flick with a calm and sturdy demeanour, exuding the efficient nature one would expect from a top spy. His performance makes it clear the Protagonist is led by a gritty determination to do what it takes to protect the nation, on a mission that is even greater than the fight for one country. Washington has great chemistry with Pattinson, who couldn’t look like he was having more fun if he tried.

The List, Emma Simmonds

If he doesn’t have the bulk to physically intimidate, Branagh shows a ferocity we’ve rarely, if ever, seen from him on screen; it’s an interesting piece of casting. Washington is a fine focus: committed, kick-ass and ever so slightly imperious, there’s no wise-cracking here. Debicki’s imperilled wife and mother does feel dated, but the actress plays her with total conviction, adding notes of humanity that we don’t get elsewhere, with so many necessary enigmas or fleeting appearances (from Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy, Martin Donovan and, with a little more screen-time, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as a gruff soldier). 

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Mauritius arrests captain of Japanese oil spill ship

By Giulia Paravicini

(Reuters) – Mauritius has arrested the captain of a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground off its coast, causing a devastating oil spill in one of the world’s most pristine maritime environments, police said on Tuesday.

The MV Wakashio struck a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on July 25 and began spilling oil on Aug. 6, prompting the government to announce a state of environmental emergency.

Mauritius’ National Crisis Committee said two companies, International Tankers Owners Pollution Federation Ltd and Le Floch Depollution, will start cleaning three sites on the shoreline on Wednesday and will be joined by local groups including fishermen.

The spill spread over a vast area of endangered corals, affecting fish and other marine life in what some scientists have called the country’s worst ecological disaster. Emergency crews managed to remove most of the ship’s remaining oil before it split in two on Saturday.

“We have arrested the captain of the vessel and another member of the crew. After having been heard by the court they have been denied bail and are still in detention,” Inspector Siva Coothen told Reuters.

The Mauritius coastguard had repeatedly tried to reach the ship to warn that its course was dangerous but had received no reply, a maritime official with knowledge of the incident who asked not to be named told Reuters.

“The route set five days before the crash was wrong and the boat navigation system should have signalled that to the crew and it seems the crew ignored it. The boat did also fail to send out an SOS (when it ran aground), and did not respond to attempts by the coastguard to get in touch,” the official said.

The other man arrested was the deputy captain, he said, adding the two men were charged with endangering safe navigation.

The official confirmed that the crew had been questioned about reports they were having a birthday party on board, but said it was not clear yet if the party had been held at the same time that the ship ran aground or earlier in the day.

He also denied media reports that the ship had sailed close to land seeking a Wi-Fi signal, saying that looking for a phone signal would not have required sailing so close to land.

A national television network reported that the captain told the court the ship was sailing coastline to get a phone signal, something he had done before when sailing through those waters.

He was not in charge of the ship at the time, he said, the ship was not on autopilot and there was bad weather, according to the report.

Scientists say the full impact of the spill is still unfolding but the damage could affect Mauritius and its tourism-dependent economy for decades. Removing the ship is likely to take months.

The official noted it was the second accident in the area in four years and said the government might establish a signal station nearby to try to ward off future disasters.

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BeiBei Holiday BSC Marine Base / Benjai architecture, © Ripei Qiu
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  • Location Location of this architecture project Area:
    988 m ²
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    2020

  • Pictures Photographs: Ripei Qiu
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    Makers: Pancolor

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The task is situated in the Blue Coast of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province.

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In the very first stage of planning, we prevent as much disruption as possible to the surrounding environment. A harmonious picture of architecture and sea, city and residents.

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