From Epic Games:Celebrate the grand conclusion of the second Fortnite Champion Series by watching an approved Twitch channel to unlock an FNCS Chapter 2 – Season 1 Spray and Banner. To ensure you are eligible for these one-time items, simply make sure your Twitch account and Epic account are linked. Then tune in to the FNCS Finals on an approved Twitch channel on Friday December 6 or Saturday December 7 to earn the Banner, or on Sunday December 8 to earn the Spray.MORE: Which Fortnite squads are playing in each Heat of the FNCS Finals?The approved Twitch streamers for the NA East region include: doctorfootball, KariyuTV, tbarnes, hanssenna, akaviper, akalinktv, tabzG, Hekkisx, sleezbear, strodles, aircool, punisher, exceedog, gandhifn, Agholor, marcsfn, nutiffy, reverse2k, conjurz, Ceice, luckylukieluke, degenfn, nounzyfn, tcrom, iampandushfn, dankline, pourings, oddn, destroy, wizebtw, connersfn, mulv, jlovetv, trapkilled, spirok, techmatter, whos_teo, seird, josegxbo, bbgdiddy, Tossily, ohreckz and RubyfiedTV. You can visit Epic Games for a list of approved streamers from every region.But if you enjoy an overall view (like what Epic Games used to do) then you’ll want to tune in to PracticeServer’s live stream.MORE: FNCS schedule, prize pool and everything else you need to know The Fortnite Champion Series starts Friday night (for the NA East region) and lasts through the weekend, but Epic Games will reportedly not be live-streaming the event.This is a curious decision by Epic Games considering it has live-streamed almost every competitive event in the past, but there are plenty of other ways to watch the FNCS. For starters, several streamers participating in the event will be streaming their own gameplay, and you can even win rewards by watching them. FNCS live stream on TwitchThe video above will go live once the events start.You’ll be able to watch the top Fortnite gamers compete in the FNCS starting Friday night and almost the entirety of Saturday leading up to the Grand Finals on Sunday.
Sweden has remained more or less open throughout the coronavirus crisis preserving its economy. By doing next to nothing, Sweden is close to reaching “herd immunity.” Herd immunity occurs when a large percentage of a population gets infected, recovers, and subsequently becomes immune to further infection.Mr Tegnell, the head of Sweden’s Public Health Agency, declares that cases in the capital have plateaued, and that the effects of herd immunity were already apparent.“In a few weeks’ time we might reach herd immunity and we believe that is why we’re seeing a slow decline in cases, in spite of [testing for coronavirus] more and more,” according to Tegnell.And while it’s a bit early to tell, it could be paying off. Mr Tegnell has said that the capital Stockholm, the country’s outbreak epicentre, “might” reach herd immunity in May.In Swededn people are encouraged work at home, nursing homes are not accepting visitors, and universities have moved to online learning.But, people are not stuck at home. Bars, restaurants and gyms have been able to continue operating, provided they follow Sweden’s relatively less strict physical-distancing measures, and schools have also kept their doors open.“Locking people up at home won’t work in the longer term,” Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told reporters earlier this month.“Sooner or later people are going to go out anyway.”But officials are warning this doesn’t mean a potentially early end to the pandemic for Sweden, and the country’s approach is not without its critics at home and abroad.Sweden has had 16,755 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 2,021 deaths: neighbouring Norway and Denmark, which have taken more stringent approaches, have just a fraction of those numbers.Sweden’s strategy to keep large parts of society open is widely backed by the public. It has been devised by scientists and backed by government, and yet not all the country’s virologists are convinced.Very little has shut down in Sweden, but data suggests the vast majority of the population have taken to voluntary social distancing, which is the crux of Sweden’s strategy to slow the spread of the virus.Usage of public transport has dropped significantly, large numbers are working from home, and most refrained from travelling over the Easter weekend. The government has also banned gatherings of more than 50 people and visits to elderly care homes.Around 9 in 10 Swedes say they keep at least a metre away from people at least some of the time, up from seven in 10 a month ago, according to a major survey by polling firm Novus.The Swedish Public Health Agency applauds the way people have responded to the virus without the government mandating anything.The scientists’ approach has led to weeks of global debate over whether Sweden has adopted a sensible and sustainable plan, or unwittingly plunged its population into an experiment that is causing unnecessary fatalities, and could fail to keep the spread of Covid-19 under control.By contrast, in the United States some local governments have adopted draconian policies opposite of Sweden.Residents in Riverside County, California, are now required to wear face coverings and could face a fine of $1,000 per violation per day if the mandate, which went into effect Sunday, is ignored.Recent data from the Riverside University Health System indicated 946 confirmed positive cases of coronavirus within the county with 25 deaths attributable to the illness.“While more and more Riverside County residents are getting COVID-19, not everybody’s getting the message,” said Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser in a statement Saturday. “It started with staying home, social distance and covering your face. But now we change from saying that you should to saying that you must.”
Facebook141Tweet0Pin0 WSECU West Olympia Branch Staff pictured with Trudy Soucoup of Homes First.“There is so much focus on gift buying at this time of year,” said Ann Flannigan, WSECU’s Vice President of Public Relations. “There’s no question that can be fun. But it’s also a great feeling to come off the biggest shopping weekend of the year and give to community partners that do such important work to foster shared prosperity.”WSECU is on pace to have invested at least $450,000 in support for 501c3 organizations in Washington state. Their focus is initiatives that are centered around: education; self-sufficiency; public employees & assets; and entrepreneurship. For more information about WSECU’s community investments, visit www.wsecu.org/community. Submitted by WSECUWSECU hit the road this week to drop off checks for $1,201 at 16 nonprofit agencies across Washington, including nine in the central and south Puget Sound area. The credit union joined in the Giving Tuesday movement, a national effort to bring attention to charitable giving during a time otherwise focused on consumerism. This is the third year WSECU has participated.Local charities that benefited included:Housing Resource Center of Lewis County – ChehalisWSECU Olympia Branch staff pictured with Schelli Slaughter and other representatives from Family Support Center.Multi-Service Center – Federal WayLiving Access Support Alliance – LakewoodOut of the Woods Family Shelter – OlympiaSideWalk – OlympiaFamily Support Center – OlympiaHelping Hands House – PuyallupOperation Warm: Tumwater Fire Department – TumwaterHomes First – Olympia“We were thrilled to learn Homes First would be a recipient of WSECU’s Giving Tuesday generosity this year,” said Trudy Soucoup, Executive Director of Homes First. “This will go a long way to putting people into healthy and safe homes they can afford.”WSECU used the date of Giving Tuesday, Dec.1, as the basis for its contributions of $1,201 to each group. This year, the credit union focused on nonprofits that support clothing banks and housing needs. In total, the credit union distributed $21,618 for Giving Tuesday.
Facebook33Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Empowerment 4 GirlsEmpowerment 4 Girls, a local nonprofit organization based in Olympia, is hosting an Evening of Empowerment on November 5 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Dillingers at 404 Washington Street SE in downtown Olympia. The evening features a multi-course, gourmet meal paired with fine wine and beer and includes live and silent auctions accompanied by beautiful live music provided by harpist, Diane Sonntag.Empowerment 4 Girls creates programs that educate, inspire and empower girls, including camps. Photo courtesy: Empowerment 4 GirlsKristen Rubis, executive director of Empowerment 4 Girls, is excited to see the community come out and support this event and raise funds for the organization’s operations and scholarships. “We just received our official 501(c)3 nonprofit status and are so excited to celebrate with the community that has supported us. The nonprofit status means that event tickets and all donations are tax deductible.” she stated. “The Olympia community is incredible and we are thrilled to feature so many local businesses through our auction. People donate their goods and services to help empower girls and it is an honor to be part of this movement towards equality for all. Participating in the auction means that you support local businesses, bask in the self-care provided by those goods and services and help support the empowerment of girls in our community”Empowerment 4 Girls creates programs that educate, inspire and empower girls in our community. We are creating the leaders that the world needs, now. Join us at An Evening of Empowerment, tickets are available for advance sale only at the Empowerment 4 Girls website or go to our website to see how you can be involved in future events and empowerment camps. There are so many ways to get involved with this new organization: register a girl you care about for an upcoming camp, register as a guest speaker for an upcoming event, and donate today. Your donations go directly to support girls in our community.
Kobe Bryant. AP FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant said he would kneel during the pre-game national anthem if he was still playing in the NBA.Bryant, appearing on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast released on Wednesday, responded during a series of rapid-fire questions “kneel” when asked what he would do.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can’t possibly “Make America Great Again”,” Bryant tweeted.Bryant retired in 2016 after two decades with Los Angeles where he won five NBA championships.In their pre-season games so far, the Lakers have stood with locked arms during the anthem.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ NBA commissioner Adam Silver has said he expects the players in the league to stand during the anthem, and the league issued a memo to teams offering suggestions on how they might address the current political climate when the season opens this month.READ: Silver expects NBA players to stand during national anthemFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDemonstrations during the anthem have become a hot topic across sports after US President Donald Trump bitterly criticized NFL players who declined to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” to draw attention to racial injustice.Bryant himself weighed in on Trump’s remarks last week via Twitter. Bolts return to PBA finals DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene
View comments Arellano University eyes a double celebration as its men’s and women’s teams try to finish off their respective foes in the 93rd NCAA volleyball tournament on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.“We can’t afford to give them a chance to beat us,” said coach Obet Javier as his Lady Chiefs gun for a second straight women’s title and third overall.ADVERTISEMENT Almodiel, a 20-year-old transferee from Southwestern University in Cebu, vowed to strike back strong.“I felt the pressure. I hope to bounce back,” said Almodiel.In the juniors’ division, defending champion Perpetual Help and Letran start their own best-of-three duel at 11 a.m.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The Lady Chiefs shoot for a finals sweep after turning back the San Beda Lady Red Spikers, 25-15, 25-16, 15-25, 22-25, 15-6, in Game 1.Regine Anne Arocha and Jovielyn Grace Prado are expected to star anew in the 4 p.m. showdown after the duo led three other players who finished in double-figures.In men’s action, the Chiefs also stunned the fancied Perpetual Help Altas, 12-25, 25-21, 19-25, 26-24, 15-9, to gain the upper hand in their best-of-three duel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’ll just try to help the team win a championship,” said Christian dela Paz, who delivered 24 points in the opener.The 20-year-old Dela Paz outshone Perpetual Help’s Joebert Almodiel, the newly awarded rookie MVP and Best Outside Spiker, who was held to eight hits in his first finals appearance in the NCAA. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GA tackles crucial POC issues LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Bell, a versatile 25-year-old spiker who led University of Texas to four Final Four appearances, including an NCAA title in 2012, came through with 27 attacks to finish with 29 points for the Blaze Spikers, who are looking to redeem themselves after falling short in last year’s finals.Former Most Valuable Player Lindsay Stalzer was also stunning as she chipped in 19 kills, two aces and two blocks for 23 hits while Mika Reyes and Frances Molina tallied nine and eight points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown PH bowlers get feel of Asiad foes Katherine Bell made a strong first impression in powering Petron to a 25-18, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23 victory over Cocolife in Game 1 of their Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix best-of-three semifinals series Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Coming in as a late replacement for Hillary Hurley, Bell shone at the attack zone to give Petron an early lead in the showdown.Should Petron win Game 2 on Thursday, it will clash with the victor of the other semifinal pairing between reigning champion F2 Logistics and Foton, which are still playing at press time.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Isa Molde lifts the trophy after UP claimed the PVL Collegiate Conference championship after surviving FEU in five sets. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonIsa Molde never expected to win MVP of the conference despite leading University of the Philippines to the PVL Collegiate Conference Finals.But after spearheading the Lady Maroons to a historic volleyball championship, the school’s first in 36 years, there wasn’t any doubt who the Finals MVP was.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UP wins first major volleyball title in 36 years, sweeps FEU in PVL Finals Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college She tallied 16 in Game 1 where UP also won in five sets after rallying from two sets down.“She’s been my MVP since we started playing,” UP head coach Godfrey Okumu said of Molde.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal READ: UP star Isa Molde named PVL Collegiate Conference MVP“I’m so happy. It felt like winning the UAAP,” said Molde, who was named Finals MVP, in Filipino during a TV interview.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We just picked each other up and fought,” she added.Molde, who took much of the offensive load with Tots Carlos out the whole conference with a shin injury, led all scorers with 22 points, including a hit that put the Lady Maroons at match point after trailing, 7-13. View comments
She told the BBC in comments published Friday that she was “treated with disrespect” at a recent meeting.“I think it’s indicative of two things,” Scott said. “One is lack of regard for the athlete’s voice in general. I think it’s also indicative of leadership of WADA’s alignment with the Olympic movement.”US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart, who last month condemned the decision to reinstate RUSADA, applauded Scott’s comments, indicating the International Olympic Committee had unduly influenced the global anti-doping body.“The IOC tail is now unquestionably wagging the WADA dog, and that is not something anyone who cares about clean, fair sport wants to see,” Tygart said in a statement on Friday backing Scott.“The show must not go on as it does today –- and that is why we want to make it crystal clear to athletes that USADA will always stand with them and listen to their voices as we continue to push for a reformed WADA so that, for the first time, it starts to represent those we are supposed to serve: the athletes.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000United States Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart backed the comments by Beckie Scott that WADA is too close to the Olympic movement © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / ALEX WONGLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – Beckie Scott, chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athlete Committee, says in a BBC interview that she was “bullied” by some WADA officials over her opposition to reinstating Russia’s anti-doping agency.Scott, a Canadian former Olympic cross-country skiing champion, last month resigned from the panel that recommended lifting the ban on RUSADA, which had been declared non-compliant in 2015 after revelations of a vast state-backed scheme to avoid drug testers.
Ibrahimovic made a massive impact in his debut season at Old Trafford, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions before sustaining a knee ligament injury in April last year.However, the Swedish star made a remarkable recovery to return to action in November, only to suffer a recurrence of the problem the following month.The recent arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal is likely to limit his chances for Mourinho’s side, and the Portuguese coach will not stand in Ibrahimovic’s way if he wants to move on in the final days of the January transfer window.Commenting on the exit rumours, Mourinho said: “He told me nothing about it. The first time I read or heard something about that was from the media. He never mentioned that to me so I don’t know.“Zlatan is in the last year of his contract. If that is true and Zlatan wants a future in another club in another country, we are here to help and to create conditions for that to happen, not to make his life difficult.“The last thing that Zlatan told me was that he wants to recover totally and feel ready to help the team. He is working hard to be fit. He is not injured, he is in a moment of trying to feel really ready for the demands of Premier League football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ibrahimovic made a massive impact in his debut season at Old Trafford, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions before sustaining a knee ligament injury in April last year.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists he will not deny Zlatan Ibrahimovic the opportunity to seek regular game time elsewhere amid reported interest from the MLS.The 36-year-old striker had been linked with a move to the United States before he joined United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in 2016.