Barcelona elections poised to take place on January 17

FC Barcelona’s presidential elections could happen on Sunday, January 17, 2021, according to La Vanguardia.

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Some pre-candidates are working on the basis, with December 20, 2020 the date chosen for the management committee to call the elections.

The elections could be on 16/17 Jan, 23/24 Jan or 30/31 Jan, allowing for the 33 day gap that must exist between them being called and the day of the vote.

If the elections are called for Jan 17, this would allow the new board time to get involved in the winter transfer window, which shuts on Jan 31, 2021.

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Heute erscheint u.a. From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back – Nachrichten

Today Tuesday brings us many new US releases.
The highlight of this week is likely to be the short story collection for most readers From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back be, in which 40 authors the plot of Episode V decorate.
Also appears to match From A Certain Point of View, that I Episode IV accepted as a paperback.
From Marvel we get two anthologies for the ongoing one Star Wars-Reihe and IDW provide us with a graphic novel box set for episodes IV to IX.
Last but not least, there is a life guide that intends to bring us closer to the wisdom of the Jedi.

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

From a Certain Point of View hits back! Celebrate the legacy of the groundbreaking Star Wars sequel with this exciting reinterpretation of the timeless film.

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars was launched with the release of The Empire Strikes Back a true saga. In honor of the 40th anniversary, forty storytellers each exhibit an iconic scene The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a minor character, from heroes and villains to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View contains contributions from bestselling authors and pioneering artists.

All authors have waived their fees for this book; the revenue goes on instead First Book, a non-profit organization that buys new books and other learning materials to benefit children in need. Random House has also donated $ 100,000 in this regard, and Disney / Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 additional books with an estimated total value of $ 1,000,000.

Contributing authors:
Tom Angleberger, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Tracy Deonn, Seth Dickinson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Hank Green, Rob Hart, E. K. Johnston, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R.F. Kuang, C.B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Marc Oshiro, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Austin Walker, Martha Wells, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu und Jim Zub.

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back is available as hardcover on 576 pages for approx. 31.00 ?? can be ordered here at Amazon.de.

From a Certain Point of View (A New Hope)

From a Certain Point of View

Experience Episode IV from a completely new perspective.

On May 25, 1977, the world met Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a whole galaxy of possibilities.
In view of the 40th anniversary, more than 40 authors contribute their perspectives to this retelling of Episode IV. Each of these 40 short stories retells a scene from Episode IV – through the eyes of a supporting character. Includes contributions from bestselling authors, trend artists, and valued voices in the literary history of Star Wars:

  • Gary Whitta bridges the gap between Rogue One and Episode IV through the eyes of Captain Antilles
  • Aunt Beru finds her voice in a very intimate story by Meg Cabot.
  • Nnedi Okorofor gives a character dignity and depth that you would not have seen in this role: the monster from the garbage can.
  • Pablo Hidalgo offers insights into the thoughts of Grand Mufti Tarkin, which send a chill down your spine.
  • Pierce Brown offers a retelling of Biggs Darklighter’s final flight into the Battle of Yavin.
  • Wil Wheaton weaves an exciting story about the rebels who stayed on Yavin.

All authors have waived their fees for this book; the revenue goes on instead First Book, a non-profit organization that buys new books and other learning materials to benefit children in need. Random House has also donated $ 100,000 in this regard, and Disney / Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 additional books with an estimated total value of $ 1,000,000.

This is a hybrid work. The parts that coincide with Episode IV are canon, other sequences are not canonical.

The authors include:
Ben Acker ?? Renée Ahdieh ?? Tom Angleberger ?? Ben Blacker ?? Jeffrey Brown ?? Rae Carson ?? Adam Christopher ?? Zoraida Córdova ?? Delilah S. Dawson ?? Kelly Sue DeConnick ?? Paul Dini ?? Ian Doescher ?? Ashley Eckstein ?? Matt Fraction ?? Alexander Freed ?? Jason Fry ?? Kieron Gillen ?? Christie Golden ?? Claudia Gray ?? E. K. Johnston ?? Paul S. Kemp ?? Mur Lafferty ?? Ken Liu ?? Griffin McElroy ?? John Jackson Miller ?? Daniel José Older ?? Mallory Ortberg ?? Beth Revis ?? Madeleine Roux ?? Greg Rucka ?? Gary D. Schmidt ?? Cavan Scott ?? Charles Soule ?? Sabaa Tahir ?? Elizabeth Wein ?? Glen Weldon ?? Chuck Wendig

From a Certain Point of View is available as a paperback on 496 pages for approx. 16.00 ?? can be ordered here at Amazon.de.

Star Wars Vol. 1 (2020) The Destiny Path

Star Wars Vol. 1 (2020) The Destiny Path

“No … I am your father.”

After the events The Empire Strikes Back it’s a dark time for the heroes of the rebellion. The rebel fleet … dispersed after a devastating defeat in the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo … lost to bounty hunter Boba Fett after being frozen in carbonite. And after he was lured into a trap on Cloud City and defeated in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker learned … the terrible truth about his past. Vader didn’t kill Luke’s father, Anakin – Vader is Luke’s father! Now, having narrowly escaped the Dark Lord’s clutches and being wounded and shaken by the Revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must find their way back to the Rebel Alliance – because it’s about the fate of the entire galaxy! After so many defeats, is victory still possible? But what Leia, Luke, and their ragged band of freedom fighters don’t know is that they only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, Tarkin’s will at the wheel! Author Charles Soule (Darth Vader) and the artist Jesús Saiz (Doctor Strange) take us all into the galaxy far, far away!

Includes: Star Wars (2020) 1-6

Star Wars Vol. 1 (2020) The Destiny Path by Charles Soule is available as a paperback on 152 pages for about 16.00 ?? can be ordered here at Amazon.de.

From the Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi

From the Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Lost stories of the Jedi now revealed! Obi-Wan has slowly grown used to his life in exile on Tatooine and secretly protected young Luke Skywalker. But now injustice reigns as rogue scum rampant, blackmailing moisture farmers and wreaking havoc. Will “Old Ben” risk showing himself to do the right thing? And when Jabba the Hutt hires a bounty hunter to find out who torpedoed his men, Obi-Wan takes on the deadliest Wookiee in the galaxy, Black Krrsantan! And years earlier, when Obi-Wan was still a padawan, Master Yoda was in a wild world with a hidden power. Yoda must fathom the mystery of the stones – and his battle in the past will meet Luke in the present! And can Obi-Wan save a young Tusken robber?

Includes: Star Wars (2015) 7, 15, 20, 26-30; Material from Star Wars (2015) 37

From the Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi Jason Aaron is available as a paperback on 192 pages for about 19.00 ?? can be ordered here at Amazon.de.

Episodes IV-IX Graphic Novels

Episodes IV-IX Graphic Novels

Discover the Star Wars universe in a whole new light with this box with stylishly illustrated graphic novel adaptations of the last six chapters of the saga.

“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You are my only hope.”

“Do it. Or don’t. There is no try.”

“This is how we will win. Do not fight what we hate, but save what we love.”

“Facing fear is a Jedi’s fate.”

Relive everything from sunset over Tatooine to the lightning-covered sky of Exegol with this lovely collection of paperback books in which author Alessandro Ferrari retells the story of the film. Each book combines the epic wonder of the galaxy far, far away with streamlined, reader-friendly designs, making this set a visual treat for long-time fans and a great introduction for newbies.

This special box set contains the graphic novel adaptations by A new hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The last Jedi and The rise of Skywalker.

Episodes IV-IX Graphic Novels by Alessandro Ferrari is available as a paperback box set of 480 pages for approx. 54.00 ?? can be ordered here at Amazon.de.

The Jedi Mind: Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace

The Jedi Mind: Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace

Star Wars: The Jedi Mind takes quotes and teachings from Star Wars and combines them with exercises such as breathing, posture and meditation.

The Jedi Code focuses on peace, knowledge, serenity, and balance. Principles the reader can apply in their own life.

The philosophical teachings are applicable not only in the galaxy far, far away, but also in our own galaxy, here and now.

  • The wisdom quoted offers lessons for daily life
  • An accessible pop culture spin about the Star Wars universe
  • Contains 20 color illustrations to highlight the thoughtful advice in the book

“Trust your feelings.” – Obi Wan Kenobi

Star Wars: The Jedi Mind is the perfect gift for Star Wars fans looking for balance and for everyone who is looking for inner peace and is open to learning from the Jedi Masters.

  • the perfect gift for Star Wars fans who love self-care, reflection, and mindfulness
  • A pleasant and useful primer for Star Wars friends who are looking for inner peace
  • Put it on the shelf with books like Star Wars: Be More Yoda: Mindful Thinking from a Galaxy Far Far Away Away by Christian Blauvelt and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz

The Jedi Mind: Secrets from the Force for Balance and Peace by Amy Ratcliffe is available as a hardback edition of 80 pages for approx. 13.00 ?? can be ordered here at Amazon.de.

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Johnson and Von der Leyen agree to “redouble efforts” toward a post-Brexit deal

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, they agreed ‘Redouble efforts’ towards a post-Brexit deal in a telephone conversation held this Saturday, a British government spokesman said.

The source noted that during the call, planned to Taking stock of the negotiationsJohnson noted that, while progress has been made, “significant differences persist in several areas” of common concern, including competition and fisheries.

The two leaders agreed that their respective teams will continue negotiations next Monday in London in order to “Redouble efforts to reach an agreement”, which would enter into force at the end, on December 31, of the post-Brexit transition period, which was formally executed on January 31.

For their part, Johnson and Von der Leyen “will remain in contact,” the spokesman said. If they fail to negotiate a bilateral pact, as of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will start trading based on the generic, less beneficial regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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▷ Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections

Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections.
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In these last American electionss  Meghan Markle has been encouraged to vote in its public comments. ‘Page Six’ has been confirmed by sources close to the Sussex that the Duchess voted days before by post, and they go further by adding that she would also have exercised her right as an American citizen if she continued to live in the United Kingdom.

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▷ The new virtual BlizzCon will be free for everyone: Blizzard says goodbye to the classic ticket in this edition

BlizzConline will be the event to learn more about Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and other games.

Blizzard It has been holding a face-to-face event for 15 years where it announces news for its video games, and where fans can meet to participate in all kinds of activities related to their favorite titles. As we already knew, the 2020 pandemic has caused this BlizzCon to become “BlizzConline“an exclusively digital edition destined to maintain tradition from a safer perspective. And with this new format, they also arrive monetization changes.

In a video reviewing Blizzard-related news, products and services, President J. Allen Brack announces that BlizzConline, dated to February 19 and 20, will be free for all viewers. This is, in part, a first for the event: although the opening ceremony has always been free to watch, the rest of the tournaments, contests and collectibles were part of a virtual ticket of 40 dollars / euros.

In spite of everything, a good part of the activities which WoW parents are accustomed to, including competitions, cosplay contests or the fun march of the murlocs, where fans interpret these tribal fish with greater or lesser visual fidelity. Of course, we will also have ads.

In this edition, we will have to closely track Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV, among other novelties. The former will add campaign heroes and PvE content to Blizzard’s cooperative shooter, while the latter will take a more sinister and traditional approach to the loot progression-based RPG series. Neither has a release date for now.

More about: Blizzard, BlizzConline, BlizzCon 2020, Diablo IV Y Overwatch 2.

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Flanders wields a 1666 treaty to fish in British waters even if Brexit fails

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Charles II of England had a hectic life. A woman he married in two separate ceremonies, no legitimate children, but a minimum of 12 with his lovers, a beheaded father, and himself spending nine years in exile before taking the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Cromwell’s death. He spent three of his years in exile in the Flemish city of Bruges and, grateful for their hospitality, in 1666 he awarded them the Privilegie der Visscherie, the privilege of fishermen who gave 50 boats from that city rights …

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▷ Pregnant? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a secret kept for “confidential reason”

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October 30 2020, 11:28 am

Royal families do not usually have few members, so Meghan Markle and the prince harry They could be gearing up for the announcement of the arrival of a new royal baby.

According to British media reports, the Duchess of Sussex; who won a motion to delay the court battle with the British tabloid for a “confidential” reason, is pregnant and will confirm soon.

According to the report, the judge Mark Warby granted the delay after Meghan’s team gave a “confidential reason” for doing so.

With information from El Farandi

Shortly after the judge’s comments, royal fans began speculating about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy; as he won the bid for a confidential reason that was shared by his legal team in court.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became parents to their first child Archie Harrison in May 2019. It has never been confirmed whether the couple will attempt to have children again. But nevertheless; The former ‘Suits’ star is speculated to be pregnant and will confirm soon.

The tabloid, citing a source, stated: “It seems certain that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join your family.”

Meghan would surely be delighted when she emerged victorious in her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed for about nine months until next fall.

The trial was to begin in London in January 2021.

Prince Harry’s wife is suing Associated Newspapers by articles in the Mail on Sunday which included parts of a handwritten letter he had sent to his father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018. “My conclusion is that the correct decision in all circumstances is to grant the request”, said the judge. “That means that the test date of January 11, 2021 will become vacant and the test will be rescheduled for a new date in the fall.”

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Why is it getting harder and harder for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to spend Christmas in England?

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October 29 2020, 2:02 pm

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It will soon be a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left for the United States never to return. They announced it on January 18 after spending more than a month on vacation in Los Angeles, where they spent Christmas with Meghan’s mother instead of with the Royal Family, as had been tradition.

By Vanity Fair

Of course, before formally abandoning their life as royals, the Sussexes returned to the UK in March to say goodbye and finalize the deals for their long-awaited freedom, which was finally granted by Queen Elizabeth II in April. And since then, they have never seen each other again in person.

That is why all the British people were anxious to know how the next Christmas would go when Harry and Meghan had to return yes or yes to England. Although not for pleasure, but because on January 11 the trial that the dukes are holding against Associated Newspaper, which owns several tabloids, is scheduled to be held in London, which they accuse of publishing false information about them.

A legal battle that demands that the couple be present in the courtroom, something that in order to comply with it forces them to travel to England two weeks before the date of the trial to keep the corresponding quarantine that the British government requires of those who enter the country from United States.

But according to what has just been learned, finally that Christmas return could not take place. Well, the judge in charge of the case accepted the formal request that Harry and Meghan’s lawyers have sent to delay this meeting in court for several months.

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▷ Dos ex-Blizzard fundan Frost Giant Studios

From ex-Blizzard they have announced the founding of Frost Giant Studios in Orange County, California.

Tim Morten, CEO of the company, was the chief producer of Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void and has worked for the last six years in the company, although he has gone through numerous studies and has been involved in sagas such as Command & Conquer.

Tim Campbell, meanwhile, was the lead designer for the Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne campaign and has since been involved in numerous projects, most recently Wasteland 3 as director.

The first round of financing has closed with 4.7 million dollars raised by various investors, including Riot Games.

The company’s first game will be an RTS (real-time strategy game) and its goal is for it to be the next great game in the genre.

Real-Time Strategy Returns! We’re launching a new game studio to build the next great RTS! Join us on our journey at https://t.co/qtPYF1CahM! #FrostGiant pic.twitter.com/NRFfu64qCU

— Frost Giant Studios (@Frost_Giant) October 20, 2020

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StarCraft 2 stops producing content 10 years after launch, but Blizzard will keep it alive

It seems that new games based on the franchise are not being ruled out, with no sequel announced yet.

In July 2010 it was put on sale StarCraft 2, a game that has remained the dominant RTS as it was with its predecessor. Now, Blizzard announces the cessation of development of new content for this title, which means that we will not have more commanders or chests to buy. But that does not necessarily mean that he will die.

Of course, the lack of news will put off many players, but the servers will remain active as up to now and their developers have confirmed that we will continue to have updates with balance adjustments and bug fixes, “focusing primarily on what matters most to our core and competitive community.”

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Qualifying this last point, Blizzard ensures that SC2 will continue to maintain its usual representation in the eSports scene from the hand of ESL Gaming and GSL. What about the IP as such? In the past, the Warcraft fathers had no qualms about listing their most relevant games for the future. Right now StarCraft doesn’t have a sequel on the horizon, but it seems that something like this is not ruled out.

Or at least, it is what can be read between the lines following the closing of the entry. Producer Rob Bridenbecker concludes, “We will keep you posted on any and all plans we have for future forays into the Koprulu sector.” In the absence of something more specific, we remind you that Blizzard has announced Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV (plus the spin-off Immortal) as well as the imminent expansion Shadowlands WoW, so it will surely be a while until we see their next big game.

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