Sony Interactive Entertainment is out to add Insomniac Games to its stable of studios as it prepares a new generation PlayStation.— AFP Photo SAN FRANCISCO — Sony Interactive Entertainment on Monday announced a deal to buy Insomniac Games, the studio behind hot-selling "Spider-Man" and "Ratchet & Clank" video games. Sony did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition that will add Insomniac to its stable of studios making games exclusively for the Japanese consumer electronics giant's PlayStation consoles. "Insomniac Games is one of the most highly-acclaimed development studios in the industry and their legacy of best-in class storytelling and gameplay is unparalleled," Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chief Shawn Layden said in a statement. The take-over will need regulatory approval. California-based Insomniac was founded some 25 years ago and fielded successful video games … [Read more...] about Sony buying studio behind hit ‘Spider-Man’ video game
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Aaron Wan-Bissaka has become the most expensive defender in Manchester United's history after completing a deal worth up to £50 million from Crystal Palace on Saturday. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has joined Manchester United from Crystal Palace for a fee rising to £50 million. (Photo: AFP/Ben Stansall) Despite the huge fee, the 21-year-old made just 46 senior appearances for the Eagles and has yet to be called up by England. AFP Sport looks at why have United splashed such a huge fee to kick off a major rebuild at Old Trafford after missing out on Champions League qualification last season. CONVERTED WINGER Wan-Bissaka grew up in the surroundings of Palace's Selhurst Park before joining the club's academy at the age of 11. However, having started out as a winger, he did not stand out. Indeed, his talent may have gone unspotted had he not been pitted against Palace's star player Wilfried Zaha one day in training when he impressed coaches with his ability to nullify the … [Read more...] about Who is Man United”s £50 million man Wan Bissaka?
Smoke billows as flames burn through the roof of the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on April 15, 2019, in the French capital Paris. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. — AFP Photo PARIS — Crowds of stunned Parisians and tourists -- some crying, others offering prayers -- watched in horror in central Paris on Monday night as firefighters struggled for hours to extinguish the flames engulfing the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Flames ravaging the roof illuminated the outline of the monument's two square towers in a fiery glow, and were reflected in the waters of the Seine. Along the Pont au Change bridge, which connects the Ile de la Cite with the Right Bank, the atmosphere was one of a vigil as … [Read more...] about ‘Paris is disfigured’: Tears and shock as Notre-Dame burns
Manchester City face Tottenham Hotspur in an all-Premier League clash, their first European meeting, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus meet Ajax Amsterdam, who are back in the last eight after a 16-year absence. Five-times European champions Liverpool, the fourth English representatives and beaten finalists last year, will face Porto in a repeat of last year’s last-16 tie which they won 5-0 on aggregate. The semi-final pairings were also made with Tottenham or City to face Ajax or Juventus and Manchester United or Barcelona to meet either Liverpool or Porto. The draw had an unusual feel with neither Bayern Munich nor Real Madrid in the hat, the first time both European giants have failed to reach the last eight since 2005-06. Five-times winners Barcelona, who are in the last eight for the 12th successive season, will be away in the first leg after UEFA switched the order to avoid United’s home match clashing with Manchester City, who host Spurs in their second leg. … [Read more...] about Man United face Messi again, Man City take on Tottenham
At the workshop (Source:VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - A series of measures have been proposed at a recent workshop in Hanoi, aiming to turn the capital city into a logistics centre of the nation in the future. Experts said that it is necessary to devise specific policies and the Government’s decision on the development of logistics services in Hanoi. Accordingly, attention will be paid to developing urban logistics services in combination with building a smart city and promoting regional connection. Priority policies related to land fund and tax incentives are also needed for developing logistic infrastructure. Participants said that barriers to the development of Hanoi's logistics industry are inadequate infrastructure; overlapping and unstable legal system for managing logistics activities; as well as unprofessional human resources. Nguyen Tuong, senior advisor of the Vietnam Logistics Association (VLA), suggested research on building service centres for gathering goods in suburban … [Read more...] about Hanoi targets to be national logistics service hub