The Earth is Our Drug Dealer

first_imgAs I was reading about a bill in the Georgia legislature (unlikely to pass) forcing utilities to stop buying coal from mountaintop removal, it occurred to me that our dependence on fossil fuels and the havoc that they are wreaking on the environment is kind of a cruel joke played on us by the Earth.Free samples mean customers for lifeIt’s like the story of drug dealers passing out free samples to kids. Then, once they are hooked, there is a built in clientele. For the first 100 years or so, coal and oil were cheap and easy; we didn’t see (or we ignored) most of the downside. Now we understand the problems, but we are as addicted as a junkie is to his regular fix. When an addict has a support network they may have an intervention or go to treatment, and many of them succeed in kicking their habit.The system steers us away from smart thinkingThe big question for the planet is this: do we have enough of a support network to kick our habit? Our dealers (coal and oil companies) do not appear to be interested in helping us out. A bad combination of strong profits and regulation in many areas (particularly the Southeast US) that encourages rather than discourages more power generation gives them little incentive to reduce fossil fuel use. In those few areas where regulations encourage energy efficiency by utilities (the Western US comes to mind), per capita energy use has declined while it continues to rise in most other areas. So we have these islands of efficiency, places that have succeeded (at least partially) in “kicking their habit”, surrounded by the rest of us, happily smoking our “crack pipes” (oil and coal) day in and day out. They must be pretty ticked off at the rest of us.Forget about the earth, save yourself!Environmentalists often speak of saving the earth. The real issue, however, is saving humanity. We are the irritating boil on the earth, causing most, if not all, of the problems. Once we are gone, the earth will, over many millennia, very likely heal itself quite well. This century-plus addiction of ours may just be a cruel joke played on us by our planet – it has plenty of time to wait out our demise, after which it can go back to business as usual.last_img read more

PluralEyes: The Best Workflow for Syncing Audio

first_imgDo you love to use PluralEyes? Let us know in the comments. Step One: Import Your Footage into Premiere ProUpload your footage onto your computer. For tips on how to organize, here’s a great article. Once you have your footage where you want to work with it, open Premiere Pro as you normally would with your ideal sequence settings.Note: For newer PluralEyes editions, you can sync directly in PluralEyes or in Premiere Pro — whichever you prefer.Step Two: Create a Timeline and Lay Out All Cameras and AudioCreate your sequence, and drag all your footage and audio onto the timeline. Be sure to arrange each one (if you’re using multiple cameras) onto their own level. Place the audio in the bottommost level. Make sure all the footage is back to back.Step Three: Open PluralEyes in Premiere ProTo open PluralEyes, go to Window -> Extensions -> PluralEyes, and PluralEyes will launch a smaller window in Premiere Pro for your sync. If you have multiple timelines open, it will ask you to choose which one you’d like to work with, so make sure you name your timelines appropriately.Step Four: Synchronize and ExportOne you have PluralEyes open, you’ll see your footage and audio files show up as PluralEyes scans them. You’ll need to wait until they’re all scanned before you can sync (but you can still go ahead and click sync right away). Once they’re scanned and you’ve clicked, you’ll watch as they arrange to match. Next, click export, and a new synced timeline will open in Premiere Pro for you.In the PluralEyes options, you can choose to have your footage and audio simply matched next to each other, or to replace and connect the external audio with your video. Streamline your audio sync workflow in Premiere Pro with PluralEyes.Cover image via Red Giant.Syncing audio doesn’t need to be stressful. If you shoot DSLR, mirrorless, or on any mainstream camera that doesn’t offer high-quality in-camera recording options, you know how long it can take to sync your video and externally recorded audio.PluralEyes is a quality third-party plug-in from Red Giant that simplifies the task. While there are plenty of workarounds, for those who have made the investment and are to streamline, here are some tips for maximizing your PluralEyes workflow in Premiere Pro. If you’re interested, you can get a free trail of PluralEyes on their website before buying the program.Check out the step-by-step syncing process from FILM IT VFX STUDIOS.last_img read more

The 7 Things You Must Leave Behind to Get Ahead

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now To move forward, you have to leave some things behind.Beliefs That No Longer Serve You: If you want to move forward, you have to be willing to shed the old beliefs that you hold but that no longer serve you. It’s difficult to abandon some of your longest-held beliefs. But your beliefs are why you are who you are–and what you are–right now. What part of your life do you wish to be different? Examine your beliefs around this area, and you will find the beliefs you need to abandon and replace with beliefs that serve you.And remember, to say you believe something without acting in accordance with that belief is the same as not believing it.Your Willingness To Rationalize: It’s easy to find something external on which to place the blame for the areas where your results aren’t what you want them to be. There are countless excuses available to you. You don’t have enough time. You don’t have the right resources. Rationalizing away your failures may make you feel better, but they don’t absolve you of your responsibility.You are the only one with the power to change your life. This is your story, and you have to write it yourself.Your Willingness to Procrastinate: You are not a procrastinator. So many people say this about themselves that you would think “procrastinator” was a race or a religion. Procrastination is easily defeated by strong reasons. If you had a burning reason “why,” nothing could stop you from taking action now.There is no someday. There is no tomorrow (certainly not one that is guaranteed). You are running out of time. Act now.Making Small Choices: Most television is a small choice. Spending time arguing about politics is a small choice. Mindlessly browsing the web for some new distraction is a small choice. The work that you do that produces no results yet makes you appear to be busy is a small choice. If you are going to get ahead, you have to make bigger choices.Is what you are doing right now the biggest choice you can make?Your Desire for Comfort: If you are reading this, you are probably pretty comfortable. You have heat, light, shelter, food, water, and love. That’s all you really need to survive. Once you reach this point, you’re comfortable. And comfort is a dangerous state. You were born hungry. You are going to have to leave comfort for discomfort. You are going to have to leave satiated for hungry.It’s okay to be pleased and proud. But you can never be fully satisfied.Your Fears: This is a big one. The one thing most likely to keep you from success is fear. You might be afraid of what other people will think. You might be afraid of failure. You might be afraid you aren’t ready, and you might be afraid that you aren’t good enough. These are fears, and they aren’t real. Danger is real; fear is a state of mind, and one that will keep you locked solid right where you are.You must step into your fears. You must step through your fears to become more. Fear is a cruel and ruthless governor. It will limit you as much as it can, unless you burn it down.People Who Don’t Support You: There are some people that can’t be happy for your success. Some of them love you and fear losing you. Some of them have too small visions and their vision limits yours. Some of them are petty, small-minded folks who only feel good about themselves by trying to make others feel smaller.I have no idea whether or not you become a composite of your five closest friends or not, but I do know that people who don’t support you do in fact hold you back.If you want to transform yourself, you are going to need to leave part of your old self behind. That’s the price you pay for transformation, and the price you pay for becoming the person you were born to be.last_img read more

Passport Details Needed for Loans Worth Rs 50 Crore or More, Says Indian Govt

first_imgAfter the Punjab National Bank fraud case involving jeweler Nirav Modi made headlines, the government is making it mandatory for officials to collect passport details in case a borrower seeks loans worth Rs 50 crore.Knowing the passport details will help banks alert relevant authorities on time to prevent fraud accused people from leaving the country, unlike what happened in cases involving jewelers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, and Kingfisher Airlines’ owner Vijay Mallya. While Mallya has been classified as a willful defaulter, Modi and Choksi face charges of fraud and money laundering.“Next step on clean and responsible banking. Passport details must for loans above Rs 50 crore. Step to ensure quick response in case of fraud,” financial services secretary Rajiv Kumar tweeted.Next step on clean N #Responsible #banking.Passport details a must for loans > 50 cr. Steps to ensure quick response in case of Frauds.@PMOIndia @FinMinIndia @PIB_INDIA pic.twitter.com/fcnTE3OFjH— Rajeev kumar (@rajeevkumr) March 10, 2018Currently, those who borrow over Rs 50 crore from banks have been told to submit passport details. Banks have been given 45 days to collect passport details of borrowers, Kumar told the Press Trust of India.Big loan defaulters like Modi, Choksi and Mallya have fled the country, exposing the large loopholes in the recovery mechanism. The Cabinet approved the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill after Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi allegedly defrauded state-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) of Rs 12,700 crore and left the country.They have refused to return and said that recovery will be difficult since their brand Geetanjali jewelry was diminished in value due to the ongoing investigation. They are allegedly refusing to cooperate with law enforcement agencies.According to the draft bill, assets of fraud-accused Indians can be impounded and sold by the government. It will also apply to defaulters who have outstanding loans worth Rs 100 crore or more and have fled the country.The finance ministry directed public sector banks (PSBs) to probe all Non-Performing Asset accounts over more than Rs 50 crore for possible fraud and report them to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Banks have also been asked to monitor loans above Rs 250 crore and flag it up if there are violations. Related ItemsBankingNirav ModiVijay Mallyalast_img read more

Lerwick Harbour Smashing Records

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location Print  Close zoom The arrival of the cruise ship Norwegian Star at Lerwick Harbour on Thursday, September 25, marked the end of the Shetland port’s best season yet, with two records achieved, the Lerwick Harbour Port Authority reports.Passenger numbers reached a new high at 43,056, topping the previous record of 37,572 set in 2012, with the vessel tonnage figure of 1,682,985 gross tonnes exceeding the record of 1,531,097 gross tonnes from two years ago.Making her second visit to Lerwick after a maiden call last year, the 294-metre, 91,740 gross tonne Norwegian Star arrived from Bergen, Norway, with 2,282 passengers on board, leaving later that day for Reykjavik, Iceland.She was the 49th cruise ship of the year at Lerwick where the early start to the season in March was delayed by bad weather in the North Sea. Poor conditions in August forced three vessels to cancel their planned calls.Victor Sandison, Lerwick Port Authority Deputy Chief Executive, said: ”The record figures for vessel tonnages and passengers are all the more pleasing as the weather-related cancellations prevented us achieving the record-equalling number of 52 cruise ship arrivals”The season included nine maiden calls and a return by Costa Pacifica – her fifth visit – at 114,288 gross tonnes, the largest cruise ship yet at the port.“The statistics for this year and next again confirm Lerwick’s popularity as a port-off-call and seaway to Shetland’s many attractions. There are positive signs for the coming season, with 46 vessels booked to visit to date, and 11 calls already scheduled for 2016,” Sandison said. Lerwick’s location at 60 degrees north and between the Atlantic and North Sea means it is included in itineraries for cruises in northern European waters and round-Britain, special interest voyages and repositionings to the USA. Press Release; September 29, 2014; Image: John Coutts, Lerwick Harbour Port Authoritylast_img read more

Wheres my robot lawn mower Roombamaker now has an answer

BEDFORD, Mass. — Building a robot lawn mower seemed the logical next step for iRobot, the company behind the Roomba vacuum robot.But the Massachusetts company’s secret lawn mower project was a lot harder than anyone expected.Now, iRobot finally has something to show after more than a decade of development. Its first robot lawn mower is called Terra and is being unveiled Wednesday.IRobot CEO and co-founder Colin Angle says the struggle to build Terra has been an obsessive journey of “despair and frustration.”The mower navigates using technology better known by radio astronomers.Angle says it was a struggle to build a robot that meets U.S. cultural standards for cutting a perfect lawn. But the robot will first launch in Germany, where there’s already a growing market for robotic mowers.Matt O’Brien, The Associated Press read more

Blaze at UNAfrican Union mission in Darfur causes millions in damage

20 April 2009A fire broke out last night at the headquarters of the hybrid United Nations-African Union (AU) peacekeeping operation in Darfur, known as UNAMID, causing millions of dollars worth of damage, the mission announced today. UNAMID fire fighters, assisted by blue helmets from Rwanda and Egypt and the State Airport Fire Brigade, eventually brought the fire under control without suffering any injuries.The blaze caused an estimated $4 million worth of damage to communications equipment and another $1 million to other items, including office furniture and a water treatment laboratory.In addition, 11 container offices and two warehouses were completely destroyed in the fire, which may have been sparked by an electrical short circuit, according to an initial assessment to be confirmed after a more thorough investigation.UNAMID said that it has not been affected by the incident and that normal mission operations have resumed with minimal delay. The hybrid force was set up by the Security Council to protect civilians in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million have been forced from their homes since fighting erupted in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen. More than one year on from transferring the task of suppressing the violence to UNAMID from the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS), well over 12,000 of the 19,555 military personnel authorized by the Security Council are now in place across Darfur. read more

Coal mining company fined 109000 after collapsing wall buries bulldozer

CALGARY — A coal mining company is being fined more than $100,000 in connection with an incident where a collapsing wall of dirt partially buried a bulldozer.Prairie Mines & Royalty is to pay $109,000 after pleading guilty to one charge under the Coal Conservation Act, the Alberta Energy Regulator announced Friday.The company previously known as Coal Valley Resources admitted conducting mining operations at its Edson coal mine in western Alberta that had not been approved by the regulator and that it failed to report the March 2015 incident as soon as practicable.No injuries occurred in the incident, which wasn’t reported until two days later.Prairie Mines is a subsidiary of Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Company.

Walking path constructed at 10 times more than the current cost

A walking path in Wattala which was the focus of controversy recently, had been constructed at 10 times more than the current cost, Minister of Tourism, Lands and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga said today.He said that various individuals with vested interests have been attempting to implicate him in the removal of the walking path along the Wattala-Mabole Kalu Ela left embankment during the past two weeks. The Minister however said that considering the many requests for the walkway to be retained he has appealed to the land owners to consider allowing the walkway to be reconstructed on their land and to also bear the cost of reconstruction.“They have graciously agreed to my request and work has now commenced to build a new walkway and access road. These works are expected to be completed by the end of this month. The work is estimated to cost Rs. 8 million including the laying of new paving stones for the walkway,” he said.Amaratunga said that considering the current cost of construction, which is financed entirely by the land owners, it begs the question as to how the original walkway constructed by the state was said to have cost Rs. 80 million, which is 10 times more than the current cost. The Minister also questioned individuals who have been protesting against the removal of the walkway whether they would allow the state to construct a similar walkway across their lands without their permission. (Colombo Gazette) He says the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (LRDC) which comes under the purview of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Province Development has affirmed by letter dated 18th of March 2016 addressed to him that the land in question “is not vested with the state.” It goes on to state that it has no objection to a road being constructed if the “land owners are agreeable.”“Once I received this information I conveyed it to the legal land owners. The roadway that is to be constructed adjacent to the walkway which is at the center of this controversy is primarily to access a block of land where it has been proposed to construct a housing scheme for families in the area. The roadway will also serve the twin purpose of keeping the canal clean by facilitating the movement of heavy equipment,” he said. “Unfortunately, the media without verifying facts has been blindly giving coverage to these individuals whose ‘stories’ are far from the truth. As stated previously I wish to reiterate that I have no personal interest in this matter, my involvement is purely to ensure the well-being of the people of Wattala, whom I have been representing in parliament since 1978. As I have consistently maintained the walkway in question has been illegally constructed on private land without the consent of the land owners by the previous government,” he said. “I would like to ask those protesting today whether tenders were called for the original project using state funds and whether BOQs were prepared. If so I call upon such documents to be made public so that we could reconcile the mammoth difference in cost. I would also like to pose the question as to how state funds amounting to Rs. 80 million were utilized to build a walkway on privately owned land without the expressed permission of the land owners. I would like to direct this question to those alleging that public property has been destroyed,” he said. read more

DPINGO UN and civil society set to meet on global citizenship as

Against the backdrop of the Taebaek Mountains, the United Nations flag was raised alongside that of the Republic of Korea today, ahead of the sixty-sixth Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference beginning in Gyeongju to focus on education in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“This Conference is particularly important in the first year of SDG implementation as it gathers civil society representatives from more than 100 countries to agree on an action agenda that defines their own role and that of education in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division of DPI, told the UN News Centre.Starting tomorrow and running through 1 June, the first-ever UN DPI/NGO Conference to be held in Asia will welcome stakeholders from across the globe to create and strengthen partnerships under the theme “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together.” The Conference will provide a unique opportunity for participating, non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, to engage UN officials, members of civil society, educators, businesses and others from around the world in discussing education for global citizenship as the bedrock of sustainable development and climate action.Pre-enrollment, which closed on 20 May, reached an unprecedented 4, 400 participants that represented 700 NGOs and universities. Mr. Nasser noted: “Pre-registration this year is almost twice that of the largest past Conference, which was in 2015.” Across the three pillars of formal education; information education and training; and advocacy and public information, NGOs and academia will collaborate – through round table discussions and workshops – on an action plan in support of Agenda 2030 to build greater shared prosperity and ensure a life of dignity for all. Jadayah Spencer, Youth Representative from the New York-based Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, shared her excitement to participate in the Conference, describing how she wanted to see the conversation on education for global citizenship pushed forward. “Education plays an important part in global citizenship. When you learn about what is going on elsewhere, you can see that the struggles and trials of others are similar to your own. This commonality can further our goals toward world peace,” she explained. Olaosebikan Olowu from the All-Nigeria UN Students and Youth Association was at the Conference to network, saying “I look forward to meeting other NGOs from around the world to gain insight on how to develop education in Africa, especially in Nigeria.” The conference is being organized in cooperation with the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, the NGO community, the Government of the Republic of Korea and a National Organizing Committee of Korea. It will be webcast live on the Conference web page.At a dinner hosted this evening by the Organizing Committee, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was encouraged to see so many young people – who will be the leaders of tomorrow. “You will be the mayors and governors. In fact, there are many young people who are leaders already today. There is a huge democratizations movement, started from [the] Arab Spring, started from a very young man in Tunisia. You are already a leader. So be proud of what you are doing,” he said. read more

Google reportedly set to release home entertainment system

first_imgIt can be fascinating to watch young and über-successful companies over time. After finding monumental success in one area, will they try to expand, or will they be content to own one market? Google is a great example. After taking over web search last decade, the company quickly expanded into email, pseudo-VoIP calling, social networking, and smartphone operating systems.This latest move by Google could be one of the biggest leaps that the company has taken. A new report says that the company is set to develop a home entertainment system, which would be designed, manufactured, and branded by Google. Yes, you read that correctly: Google is going into consumer product manufacturing.The device, which has been spearheaded by the company’s Android team, would be focused on wireless music streaming. It would let users stream Google Music to Google wireless speakers(?) and other future media products. It could be easily controlled by Android phones and tablets.The report says that other media could also be streamed, so perhaps it would somehow provide a gateway for TV and movie content as well. Google’s previous effort on that front, Google TV, hasn’t gained much traction with customers. Unlike the Home Entertainment System, Google only provides the software platform for Google TV devices; it doesn’t manufacture them.Manufacturing home products is a major shift for Google, and it helps to explain the company’s purchase of Motorola (which is expected to be approved soon). Since taking over as CEO, Larry Page has taken the company in a more Apple-like direction: cutting down on Google’s projects, focusing more on design, and now controlling the product end-to-end with manufacturing. In Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs, it was revealed that Page visited Jobs during his final months to seek advice on running a company.The Google Android Entertainment System (not likely the actual name) is likely an offshot of the Android@Home platform that was introduced at Google I/O last May (pictured above-right). It too streamed music to wirelessly-connected speakers, and could be controlled by Android phones and tablets.There isn’t yet any release or pricing info on the device.via Wall Street Journallast_img read more

Italian nightclub stampede kills 6

first_imgEmergency personnel attend to victims of a stampede at a nightclub in Corinaldo, near Ancona, Italy, in this undated handout picture. Photo: ReutersSix people have died in a stampede at an Italian nightclub near Ancona on the Adriatic coast after panic erupted, firefighters said Saturday.“The cause may have been the dispersal of a stinging substance, the young people fled and trampled over each over. Sadly, six people died and dozens are injured,” the fire service said in a statement on Twitter.last_img

Use of condom awareness key to preventing HIV unwanted pregnancy

first_imgParticipants pose for a photograph at a roundtable on ways to prevent HIV-AIDS and unwanted pregnancy at Karwan Bazar’s CA Bhaban on Wednesday. Photo: Prothom Alo.Consistent use of condom and creating awareness can prevent unintended pregnancy and spread of HIV virus, health experts told a roundtable on Wednesday.Prothom Alo, in association with Social Marketing Company (SMC) and USAID, organised the roundtable on social awareness and ways to prevent HIV-AIDS and unwanted pregnancy at Karwan Bazar’s CA Bhaban.Assistant director general at Director General of Health Services (DGHS), AHM Enayet Hussain, said that to meet ‘90-90-90’ target of UNAIDS, there are obligations such as diagnosis of 90 per cent of all HIV-positive persons, providing antiretroviral therapy for 90 per cent of those diagnosed, and achieving viral suppression for 90 per cent of those treated by 2020.He said the government has clear commitment to prevent HIV/AIDS, but affected people are still not interested to take treatment. Creating awareness is a solution to this problem, Enayet Hussain added.Managing director and chief executive officer of Social Marketing Company (SMC), Ali Reza Khan, said expatriate Bangladeshi and Rohingya population are at greater risk of HIV-AIDS. Around 200 Rohingyas were diagnosed with AIDS in Cox’s Bazar last year.He said there is no scope to be complacent although Bangladesh has a low prevalence rate of HIV.According to the government estimation as of October 2018, 6,455 people have been diagnosed with HIV-AIDS and 1,072 died since first detection of the disease in Bangladesh in 1989, said health department’s AIDS/STD programme’s deputy director and programme manager Belal Hossain.As many as 879 were detected with HIV positive in 2018, he said.Family planning department’s director Mohammed Sharif said the authorities should consider feasibility of screening HIV at airports.USAID’s project management specialist Samina Choudhury said only promotion of condom is not sufficient to prevent AIDS as awareness has to be created about other reasons of AIDS.Dhaka University’s professor of population sciences department, Mohammad Bellal Hossain, regretted that the use of condom in Bangladesh is still low and inconsistent due to various myths and phobia associated with it.Emphasising on awareness campaign, senior manager of health department’s AIDS/STD programme, Akhteruzzaman, said that there are 25 HIV testing centres across the country but affected people do not go to the facilities.UNAIDS Bangladesh’s country manager Saima Khan stressed on creating social awareness saying that most of the HIV positive patients do not want to disclose their illness due to social stigma about the disease.UNFPA’s programme expert Abu Sayed Mohammad Hasan said that 48 per cent of 4.8 million pregnancies in Bangladesh in a year are unwanted and most of them resort to unsafe abortion.Speakers also stressed on the necessity of consistent use of condom by sex workers to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.Icddr’b’s project coordinator of programme for HIV and AIDS AKM Masud Rana, Save the Children’s chief of party of HIV/AIDS programme Lima Rahman, SMC programme operation’s head of behaviour change communication Mohiuddin Ahmed and Mukto Akash Bangladesh’s deputy director Mizanur Rahman, among others, spoke at the roundtable moderated by Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quayyum.last_img read more

Mortal Kombat 11 Kharacter Guide Shao Kahn

first_imgMortal Kombat 11 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. For more, read our spine-ripping impressions of the game as a whole, learn more about Mortal Kombat’s history with the government, and check out our character guide for the much less violent fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.View as: One Page Slides1/271. Read Our Full Mortal Kombat 11 ReviewRead Johnny Cage’s Guide2. Read Sub-Zero’s Guide3. Read Erron Black’s Guide4. Read Scorpion’s Guide5. Read Liu Kang’s Guide6. Read Raiden Guide7. Read Kitana’s Guide8. Read Kung Lao’s Guide9. Read Cetrion’s Guide10. Read Jade’s Guide11. Read Kotal Kahn’s Guide12. Read Skarlet’s Guide13. Read Noob Saibot’s Guide14. Read Geras’ Guide15. Read Baraka’s Guide16. Read Jax’s Guide17. Read Jacqui Briggs’ Guide18. Read Frost’s Guide19. Read D’Vorah’s Guide20. Read Kabal’s Guide21. Read Kano’s Guide22. Read Cassie Cage’s Guide23. Read Shao Kahn’s Guide24. Read Kollector’s Guide25. Read Sonya Blade’s Guide26. Read Shang Tsung’s Guide27. Read Nightwolf’s Guide Stay on target There have been eleven main Mortal Kombat games. Can you believe it? The 90s were that long ago. Since then the fighting game has become a gory institution as colorful ninjas and sorcerers and special forces agents collide to rip each others’ guts out in wacky martial arts tournaments.But in the past decade Mortal Kombat has gone from just a recognizable violent fighting game to a really good recognizable violent fighting game. And the recently released Mortal Kombat 11 brings the reboot trilogy home with a story mode stretching across all of history and new ways for customizing characters to your liking, with different skills and gear to make the accessible mechanics even more varied and deep.Expensive cutscenes and ancillary (arguably exploitative) side content aren’t worth anything though if your fighting game doesn’t have a solid roster. Fortunately, Mortal Kombat 11 gives you a diverse cast of kombatants on which to unleash your bloodlust. And we’re taking a look at every single one of them. Today’s fighter: Shao Kahn.AdChoices广告 Who Are They?Shao Kahn is the emperor of Outworld. As arguably the one true big bad of the whole Mortal Kombat universe, this ruthless warlord is responsible for atrocities like forcibly stealing Kitana’s realm and family as well as causing all sorts of chaos on Earth by trying to merge with it. Heck, the only reason “Mortal Kombat” tournaments even happen is because Shao Kahn is obsessed with furthering his conquest. In Mortal Kombat 11 he returns from the dead to start pillaging all over again and cast out weaker Kahns like Kotal.Kombat KhronologyMortal Kombat 2’s big twist was that previous villain Shang Tsung was just a pawn of much more threatening bad guy Shao Kahn. Later games have introduced larger threats like Shinnok and now Kronika in Mortal Kombat 11. But Shao Kahn remains the archvillain of the original Mortal Kombat trilogy. Usually an unplayable boss, Shao Kahn is a pre-order bonus character for Mortal Kombat 11.Koolest KustomizationsKeeping in line with Mortal Kombat’s vague Eastern martial arts aesthetic, I pick armors for Shao Kahn that make him look more like a demon samurai than a half-naked barbarian. But despite his impressive strength, my Shao Kahn also plays more like a despicable coward. His ranged weapons, like his spear and trademark giant hammer, allow him to deal annoying damage from a distance before laying the smack down if you try to come up too close.How Gross Is The Fatality?Shao Kahn is known for his brutal violence, not his cunning creativity. So for his Fatality, he just bashes your head in with his hammer. The first hit collapses your neck down into your torso. And the next hit, a big golf swing, slams your now-decapitated head out through your back. ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Kharacter Guide: Nightwolf‘Street Fighter V’ and ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Get Ne… last_img read more

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