The Rio Olympics 2016 has seen some large upsets among the Men’s and Women’s singles event. Big names amongst the men and women were seen existing in the first few rounds.
The two major surprises were defeats of the men’s top seed Novak Djokovic in the first round and women’s to seed Serena Williams in the third round.
Novak Djokovic who is suffering with a wrist injury bowed down to Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro in straight sets 7-6, 7-6. Serena William’s bowed out to Ukraine’s Elina Svitonlina 6-4, 6-3.
These defeats are the most surprising, however, there have also been other top player defeats.
With so many top players out of the running, Andy Murray is the men’s favourite for a Gold medal and the eye will be on Angelique Kerber.
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Gamescom 2016 recently took place in Cologne, Germany. It’s Europe’s biggest gaming convention and may, arguably, be the world’s biggest gaming convention. Gamescom is an annual event where video game developers gather to showcase exciting news and upcoming games that avid gamers can look forward to. The event lasts for five days, and we’ve looked at some of the best indie games that were announced at Gamescom 2016. Below is our selection of three of the most intriguing indie games we found.
Everyone loves a good indie game from time to time. At this year’s Gamescom there were quite a few indie games that caught the attention of many gamers. Three of these. However, particularly stood out from the crowd.
Diluvion features an exquisite combination of 2D and 3D graphics. Essentially, it combines a 3D environment that players can explore with incredibly memorable 2D art. The scenario: a devastating flood has forced humans to live underwater in a steampunk landscape. The player gets to explore the underwater landscape and recruit crew members as they search for answers as to why the flood happened. The game is certainly interesting and has peaked the attention of many indie game lovers.
This game incorporates hand-painted 2D graphics. Players get to explore a beautifully dense forest as a fox that has the spirit of the forest as a companion. Players can manipulate the seasons and the forest by delving into some of the games fun puzzles. Players will enjoy the game for the beautiful graphics alone.
Black the Fall depicts a dark environment in which the player must navigate with extreme stealth and caution. In this game, people are reduced to mindless workers to generate energy for a communist nation. Players seeking a game full of adrenaline should watch out for Black the Fall.
Typically speaking, ‘Dead Man’s Hand’ consist of a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights in a game of poker. This in itself is nothing special, however, a shroud of mystery cloaks the tale of the dead man’s hand as it hails back to the ‘Old West’. Some tales even claim that the hand is cursed and is a sign that your time has run out…
James Butler Hickok (also referred to as Wild Bill Hickok) is an ‘Old West’ folk legend who was an exceptional marksman even from an early age. Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the head by Jack McCall on the second of August 1876 while playing a game of poker. Wild Bill died holding what is commonly referred to as the ‘Dead Man’s Hand’; a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights. The identity of Hickok’s fifth card remains a mystery. Some claim that it was the Queen of Clubs while others suggest that he died before his fifth card was dealt.
Historians claim that the exact make-up of Hickok’s hand was never confirmed. Whatever Hickok’s hand may have been, it still spawned the legendary tale and well-known term: ‘Dead Man’s Hand’. In fact, the term ‘Dead Man’s Hand’ has become so well-known it’s made its way into popular culture.
With Halloween season looming, we thought it fitting that we review some of the creepiest places in the world and bring you a list of the top five. After all, there’s no reason why we can’t kick off the Halloween season early this year…
Catacombs are a mass-burial place usually located in an underground chamber. The Catacombs in Paris, France stretch for about 300 km and consist of a network of tunnels filled with the bones of the dead that lie underneath the city. The catacombs were a result of cemeteries in France being too full. The Catacombs were seen as an alternate method to housing the dead and were established between the years 1786 and 1788. At the last count the Catacombs house the bones of 6 million people.
The Matsuo mine located in Japan was an old mining town that used to house 15 000 people. At the time of its establishment, the town was actually considered a luxurious place to live. However, the mine shut down in 1969 and left residents desolate with no purpose. The town was abandoned and soon gave way to deterioration and dilapidation leaving a post-apocalyptic scene in its wake. The town is now ruled by an eerie and empty silence.
Hellingly Hospital located in East Sussex, England established in 1903 was a psychiatric hospital. It was a psychiatric asylum that seemed to come straight out of a horror movie. Hellingly Hospital boasted archaic practices like lobotomy and electro-therapy. Hellingly Hospital continued its operations for 90 years until it shut down in 1994 after a change in the policy of psychiatric treatment. Years of neglect have left the building looking dreary and haunted.
The Winchester Mystery House is located in San Hose, California and was once the home to Sarah Winchester. Sarah Winchester was the widow of William Wirt Winchester (the proprietor of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, a successful gun company). Sarah Winchester survived both her daughter and her husband, and this left her with crippling grief. She then went on to build an eccentric and astounding seven-story mansion. In the years to follow there were various reports of strange behaviour indicating that Sarah Winchester was haunted by spirits. Some say she was haunted by the spirits of all the victims of the Winchester Rifle. Today the mansion still stands to mark the mystery of Sarah Winchester’s story.
The city Pripyat is located in Ukraine and sharing a border with Belarus, about 3km away from the Chernobyl power plant. The city of Pripyat was originally established for people who worked at the power plant and had a growing population of 50 000 inhabitants. Pripyat was evacuated in 1986 the day after the Chernobyl power plant disaster. Today it stands an empty and deteriorating city with empty hospitals, playgrounds, and classrooms.
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TV series have taken a bit of a down time in recent months. However, things are about to get exciting again so you can look forward to all new series as well as some returning favourites (none of which include reality TV).
Westworld is one of HBOs brand new series set to premier in October 2016. It’s produced by J.J. Abrahams and is in the Science Fiction and Thriller genres. The story, however, is not an entirely new one as it’s based on the 1973 film of the same name. The series is set to be a big hit and might even follow Game of Thrones in terms of popularity. Fans of artificial intelligence and futuristic landscapes will be appreciative of Westworld.
Black Mirror is a series that is compiled of stand-alone episodes. The show brings to light some dark and satirical questions about the future of humankind and often questions the role that technology has to play. Black Mirror has recently moved over to Netflix. Fans of this Emmy Award winning series can expect the premiere of season 3 in October 2016.
Tutankhamun is an all new series that covers the tale of Tutankhamun’s supposedly cursed tomb. The series is in four-parts and is set in 1905 where Howard Carter (Max Irons) leads an expedition in Egypt. Fans of a good archaeological mystery can expect Tutankhamun to premiere in October 2016.
Following the exit from the ever-popular Top Gear series, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on an all new journey in The Grand Tour. The show was picked up by Amazon Prime Video and will feature Clarkson, Hammond and May travelling around the globe and doing what they’re known to do best. The first episode of the very first season is set to premier in November 2016.
Gilmore Girls is of course the continuation of the story of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Gilmore Girls originally had 7 seasons with the last episode airing in 2007. The show has been revived by Netflix and should make fans of the series completely happy as they get to meet all their favourite characters again. The show is expected to premiere in November 2016.
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A trip to your nearest vending machine for much-needed sugar rush may prove to be just as disappointing as your confectionary getting stuck in the machine.
The brand new Australian $5 note is being rejected my snack and gambling machines all across Australia, leaving people feeling very defeated. This world first anti-counterfeit note, which has also been designed to help vision impaired individuals is being spat by snack machines and gambling terminals alike.
170 million $5 notes were printed by the Reserve Bank and released on September 1, 2016. However, since their release, they caused more challenges for individuals and vending machine owners.
Bruce Davey, owner of Your Choice Vending, owns approximately 550 vending machines around Sydney, said it would cost him around $30,000.00 to upgrade all his machines to accept the new $5 note. To date, only half of his machines have been upgraded.
Davey said the problem was mainly due to the existing money readers retrofitted to his machines. He further added that some companies make note readers with simple software, which only needs to be updated in order to read the new note. However, other readers are more labour intensive. While, one manufacturer is yet to release a fix for the current money readers. This forced him to buy new readers for some of his machines.
The challenges don’t stop there. Betting company TAB seems to be experiencing similar problems with the new notes. They have since placed signs on their machines to advise gamblers swop their new $5 notes for vouchers.
A spokesperson for TAB said; they are currently updating their machines and plans are in action to have all of their accepting the new note by the end of the year.
Additionally, the Woolworths self-service machines also rejected the notes during the first week of being released. However, this has been resolved by the company updating its software to accept them.