Former world 100m champion Yohan Blake sent out an early message to his rivals when he stole the spotlight at the MVP Track and Field meet inside the National Stadium on Saturday night. Blake seemed to be nearing his best after years of injury setbacks as he gave the fair-sized crowd something to talk about, stopping the clock in a world leading 9.95 seconds to win his 100m heat. After seeing his training partner at Racers Track Club, Warren Weir, posting 10.07 seconds to win his 100m race in the previous heat, Blake settled in his blocks in front of an anxious crowd inside the venue. The sprinter caught up to the field in the early part of the race then burst away from the pack to score an impressive win ahead of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer and High Performance Training Centre’s Zharnel Hughes, who both clocked 10.10 seconds. Delivered “First and foremost, I must give God thanks. He has been present in my life and has changed my life over the past weeks, and I have gotten rid of that name the ‘Beast’. I am happy for the win as I came out and delivered and it is like a heavy load has been lifted off my head,” Blake said after his run. “While warming up before the race, I felt very good, and I am extremely happy with my first outing. This is a big step for me, and I can say Yohan is back,” Blake declared. Earlier, Blake had teamed up with Weir, St Kitts and Nevis’ Jason Rodgers, and Michael Frater to win the Open 4x100m for Racers in a zippy 38.45 seconds. Annsert Whyte effortlessly clocked a season best 49.39 seconds in winning his men’s 400m hurdles event – the fastest time for the night in the event. Javarn Gallimore was next best in 50.09 seconds, while Ricardo Cunningham of Cameron Blazers Track Club, who was running the event for the second time in his career, won his section in 50.28 seconds for the third fastest time overall. Racers-based Antiguan Miguel Francis delivered big time in copping the men’s 200m event with a 20.11 seconds clocking, getting the better of Sprintec’s Oshane Bailey, 20.42, with 400m specialist Javon Francis of Akan Track Club finishing third in 20.54 seconds. MVP’s Jonia McDonald continued to show improvements in the 400m as, competing in the final heat, he cruised to victory in 46.32 seconds for the fastest time, overall, with Peter Matthews finishing second in 46.38 seconds ahead of Josef Robertson, 46.45. Making his debut in the one-lap event this season, outstanding Junior Jaheel Hyde won his heat in 46.66 seconds to be fourth overall, School record Kingston College, Calabar, and Jamaica College warmed up for next weekend’s Penn Relays in impressive style as all three teams went under 40 seconds in the 4x100m relay, with Kingston College leading the way. The quartet of Shivnarine Smalling, Akeem Bloomfield, Jhevaughn Matherson and Tyrese Bryan finished second behind Racers in 39.52 seconds, the fastest time by a schoolboy team this year and a Kingston College school record. Calabar were third in 39.60 seconds, while Jamaica College were fourth in 39.77 seconds. On the female side, it was Sprintec’s Ronda Whyte who stole the show with a big personal best in the women’s 400m hurdles. Whyte was at her best as she turned back a strong field to win the event in 55.58 seconds to be the top Jamaican female in the event so far this season. Trailing her in second was training partner at Sprintec, Ristananna Tracey, 56.04, and her sister, Nikita Tracey, 56.33, of MVP Track Club. World Championships 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, 52.10, topped the field in the women’s 400m, getting the better of Namibia’s Herunga Tjipekapora, 52.81, and Dawnalee Loney, 53.14.
Related Items:Colin Farquhar, deputy commissioner, rodney adams, royal turks and caicos police force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Dec 2014 – One week from today, Rodney Adams will return to work on the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police force and his portfolio is full. Taking up the post of Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police and focused on Corporate Services in the Force which means he will oversee Human Resources, Finances, Training, Assets, Strategic Planning and Policy Development. Seems like the work load is piled high for Adams who has been off the job for about a year and who was on Monday November 17 exonerated of charges by the Integrity Commission which said he overstepped his boundaries dangerously when he spoke to a witness in a murder probe to which his son was linked; that witness had not yet been interviewed by the investigating officers. The 11 member jury could not agree beyond a shadow of a doubt and returned a not guilty verdict in favor of Adams. The Commissioner of Police, Colin Farquhar and Governor HE Peter Beckingham confirmed the reinstatement over the weekend; Adams gets back to work December 8th. Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Recommended for you Freeze proposed on new security firms
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Zika Communications Strategy consultant, Salorne McDonald announced there have been no new cases of Zika in the TCI for 2017. Speaking to Magnetic Media Monday, McDonald said the 25 cases of Zika reported in 2016 was a cause for concern in a small population. McDonald referred to the reduction in cases this year as “fantastic,” however, and credited initiatives from the Ministry of Health and other partners for this success.The Consultant, who started work with the TCI since October, said that TCI is managing the Zika issue better than many others in the region. “TCI is doing very well. In a number of other places we’ve been in contact with, they’re still having challenges with getting communities to buy into how to dispose of large debris,” said McDonald. He added there has been strong support for government initiatives from communities and NGOs such as the Red Cross.According to McDonald, there has not only been a decrease in cases of Zika, but a decrease in the number of larvae found in traps set by the Environmental Health division of the ministry. The next steps for the government will be to ensure that breeding sites continue to be eliminated and to continue with current community clean-up programmes. “We have to remain vigilant and we have to continue collaborating because collaboration thus far has been the strongest weapon in the fight (against Zika).”Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#newzikacasesforTCI#zikacasesreducedinTCI#fightagainstzika Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#fightagainstzika, #magneticmedianews, #newzikacasesforTCI, #zikacasesreducedinTCI
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, met with Local Government Councilors during his trip to Grand Bahama October 26-27, 2017. The meeting took the form of a dinner at Maryann’s Restaurant in Freeport.Minister Campbell told the council leaders that his purpose in meeting with them was to get feedback on their respective constituencies, but mostly to learn from them how to put together a successful local government council. He noted that Local Government is still something the Government intends to implement in Nassau and, thus, he wanted to “pick their brains” on exactly what works in the establishment of local government.Once Local Government Councilors shared with the Minister their concerns and challenges, they were more than happy to share their recommendations on the successful establishment of Local Government.Press Release: BIS(BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley) Related Items:
The Crystal Palace manager says the Blues were the better side today and deserved the 1-0 victory at Selhurst ParkA lonely goal by N’Golo Kante gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace today in the English Premier League.And for Palace coach Roy Hodgson, that victory was well-deserved for his rivals.“I thought we worked as hard as we could work and we were playing a very good team who made it difficult for us to disturb their passing rhythm,” he explained on Sky Sports.“I thought they were very good on the ball, but I thought our discipline, particularly in the first half, was very good.”Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We kept them in front of us, they had a lot of the ball but they weren’t creating chances,” he explained.“But when they score the goal, everything changes.”“We’ve then got two options – fly at it like we did in the final 15 minutes, and run the risk of conceding two, three or four, or to keep it tight for a little bit longer in the hope that you’ll then create something, or the ball will fall your way and you would get what would have been an undeserved point,” he added.“So I don’t know if we could have done much more in terms of our approach to the game. We played against a very good side and they were much better than we were.”
Longtime Women’s Health publisher Laura Frerer-Schmidt, who appeared to be one of the victims of Hearst’s acquisition of Rodale, will now join Meredith as group publisher of InStyle and Shape. Ann Gobel, who was VP of Time Inc.’s lifestyle group, will now report to Frerer-Schmidt as publisher of Shape. Kevin Martinez, who had been VP and group sales director of InStyle, will evidently not remain with the company going forward.Giulio Capua, who most recently served as chief business officer at Condé Nast and publisher of Architectural Digest until last October, will join Meredith to oversee the luxury titles Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure. Reporting to Capua will be Food & Wine publisher Todd Bair, who once served as VP of Golf Digest, and Travel + Leisure publisher Jay Meyer, who had previously been SVP of Time Inc.’s travel group.The Magnolia Journal‘s publisher, Mark Josephson, is set to see a major promotion after that title’s successful launch in 2016; he’ll be given additional oversight of Midwest Living (with Melissa Luebbe as publisher), as well as Parents, Parents Latina, Ser Padres, and Family Fun (with Steve Grune as group publisher), and Traditional Home (with Beth McDonough as publisher).Stephen Bohlinger, VP and group publisher of Better Homes & Gardens and Family Circle, will add the Time Inc. titles Southern Living and Coastal Living to his portfolio. He’ll also continue to serve as publisher of Better Homes & Gardens, while Lee Slattery will stay on as Family Circle publisher. Deirdre Finnegan will shift over from Better Homes & Gardens to serve as publisher of Southern Living and Coastal Living.Martha Stewart Living group publisher Daren Mazzucca will add Real Simple to his portfolio. Chris Guilfoyle will serve as publisher of Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, reporting to Mazzucca.Carey Witmer heads up the sixth group of titles as group publisher of Cooking Light, Eating Well, Health, Allrecipes, and Rachael Ray Every Day, the latter of which she will also continue to lead as publisher. Denis Gallagher, formerly VP of global agency development for Time Inc., will shift to publisher of Cooking Light. Tiffany Ehasz will continue as publisher of Eating Well. Brendan Smyth, who had previously been with Time Inc. as associate publisher of Sunset and Coastal Living before joining Meredith in 2016, has been tapped as the next publisher of Health, which had previously been overseen by Ann Gobel as part of the lifestyle group.The company says a new publisher of Allrecipes will be named shortly.Meredith Corp.’s Des Moines, Iowa headquarters.“To fully capitalize upon our portfolio of brands and capabilities, we are aligning our sales and marketing activities within an account-driven and solution-oriented go-to-market approach that continues to place our iconic and trusted brands front and center,” said Werther in a prepared statement.Additionally, Bruce Gersh, who was promoted last week from GM to EVP and president of People, Entertainment Weekly, and People en Español, will oversee a subgroup of publishers: Cece Ryan, former Real Simple publisher, will now head up People; Ellie Duque will stay on as Entertainment Weekly publisher; and Monique Manso will continue to lead People en Español.Mike Schneider has been promoted to serve as group publisher of Fortune and Money until those titles are sold. Similarly, Danny Lee, who had been VP of brand sports sales for Sports Illustrated and SI Kids, will take over as publisher of Sports Illustrated, and Jorg Stratman has been promoted from VP and group sales director to publisher of Time.The announcement makes no mention of Karen Kovacs, or Lauren Newman, who had both been heading up industry-based sales teams since the 2016 restructuring at Time Inc. Others, like Greg Schumann, Brendan Ripp, Charlie Kammerer, Ron King, and Rick Simmons, departed the company at various points over the past two years.EVP and chief revenue officer Michael Brownstein will be responsible for cross-brand partnerships, while SVP Marla Newman will continue to lead the digital sales team, reporting to Stan Pavlovsky, president of Meredith Digital.Finally, Meredith has opted to make Time Inc.’s branded content studio, The Foundry, its central creative lab, with Chris Hercik promoted to chief creative officer. Meredith’s former branded content arm, Studio M, will be absorbed into The Foundry. As the dust settles following Meredith Corp.’s blockbuster acquisition of Time Inc. in January, the look of the newly merged company continues to come into focus.Days after announcing an aggressive integration plan for the acquisition—which will include selling at least four titles and slashing hundreds of jobs over the coming year—Meredith revealed Monday a restructuring of its sales and marketing teams, organizing the former Time Inc. titles into a series of portfolios containing existing Meredith brands, each led by an individual group publisher.The changes essentially undo the 2016 overhaul of Time Inc.’s sales structure, which eliminated publishers and placed more emphasis on category- or industry-based sales teams rather than those in charge of individual titles.Meredith veteran Doug Olson, who was promoted to president and GM of the company’s magazine business in 2016, will assume business-side leadership of Meredith’s newly expanded portfolio, with six group group publishers reporting to him. Olson, in turn, will continue to report to National Media Group president Jon Werther.
Folio: Events are an increasingly attractive marketing channel for brands and advertisers. Why do you think they are a worthwhile investment for publishers? Tricia Syed: I view events as critical platforms for publishers and brands as they foster connections between buyers and sellers or solutions companies and their potential or existing customers. Today, in the world of lead gen marketing and digital campaigns the more behavioral data we can capture and share the more value to the client. At an event, the behavior is literal and actionable and memorable. Events provide real-time networking and the opportunity to identifying where customers are in their journey.In terms of optimizing the revenue stream, the approach varies based on size and scope of the event. For those larger events like expositions, it’s about the experience—it’s a destination and series of memorable events. For the smaller events, it’s about access to the expertise and valuable content in a short amount of time. If a brand or publisher can find the right formula to drive engagement and attendee affinity, the ROI should follow.Folio: What can publishers learn from brands and advertisers who are doing events successfully?Syed: I guess that depends on how you define success. For the marketing team, success is tied to revenue, but our focus is on user experience. We want registrants and attendees to engage before, during, and post event. Success for us is about maintained engagement. How do we interact with the registrants in advance to ensure attendance? How do we interact and add value post event to ensure we have affinity?To provide insight around user interest and engagement, we need to really understand our audience segment, pain points, top of mind topics. Often, we do look to other events in non-competing industries or even b2c or entertainment experiences to capture new ideas on how to capture audience attention and audience AOIs.Folio: Do you have examples of successful events that you’ve worked on that exemplify some of the “tricks” that publishers could implement into their events, both in the context of executing the events themselves, but then also the marketing strategy around the events?Syed: Some tricks for us come from understanding what motivates our audiences within or beyond their industry pain points. For our Farm Progress Show, we have relied on social awareness and giving back to a community within the agricultural community via our Support our Farmers for Veterans campaign. What began as a data collection effort has turned into something bigger and more meaningful for the national and local farm community. It took on a life of its own and has helped leverage our relationship with our users.From our Wealth Management group, a great tactic, especially when you have a single live event—the Wealth Awards—is one where you can promote it all year long. Of course, as you get closer to the event, you increase the frequency and the visibility: but having it prominent on your website, no matter how passive, keeps it in the minds or your audience and advertisers. Also, with an awards event, you have the advantage of the winners promoting their status to the audience as well. Another tactic for increasing engagement and participation, specifically for the Wealth Awards was creating an award that focused the spotlight on the individuals instead of firms and initiatives. These categories got the highest number of nominations this year. Folio: What are some lessons you’ve picked up from past events or that you’ve learned from others that publishers or event organizers could use to successfully enhance and grow their events?Syed: Finalize your topics and tracks early. Rely on your focus groups, most engaged digital users, and web analytics to guide you. Ensure you have keynotes who have strong followings–sometimes we like to invite key experts back again and again because they resonate with the audience, but we also need to find new experts to access new ideas and new followers. Do not be afraid to change up your line-up or add a new track or try something different. Folio: Where do you find the weakest spots are in events and what can publishers do to avoid these faults? Syed: We do not tend to leave enough time for networking opportunities and subsequently have a hard time keeping on schedule. When industry professionals have a chance to be in the same room with other industry professionals, they tend to, at times, enjoy that experience more than the scheduled educational events. This leads to coffee breaks going over, sessions going late and the day going off schedule. And, with many of our events, we find that the longer the days go with formal sessions, the less interested the participants are towards the end of the day. Having less–but longer–breaks can help facilitate the in-person networking and keep the event running more smoothly.Folio: Other than live events, what do you see as the most promising channels for brands to connect with audiences?Syed: Virtual Events are working well for us in some markets. We find VEs foster networking. Attendees can request to exchange what the platform calls ‘Vcards’ with any other attendee of the show—it’s a virtual business card exchange.Attendees can also visit booths and talk in real-time to the vendors, and they can access vendor-relevant resources like white papers, eBooks and other content. And, there is a flexibility with accessing the educational content. Users can do it in real-time or access the archived webinars later at their convenience. It’s a channel that works for us and encompasses a variety of mediums and assets, and opens the door for various sponsorship packages as well. With over two decades of experience in working with audience engagement across marketing, publishing, and events, Tricia Syed, VP of digital marketing, campaign marketing strategy and execution, has learned how to find the right formula for Informa Engage’s brands to generate engagement and increase their ROI across a range of conferences, award ceremonies, and virtual events. However, to successfully grow an event, Syed says that this formula can change depending on which department you’re taking to. While the marketing team measures success through revenue, the audience development team sees success in attendee turnout and maintaining audience engagement.Syed sat down with Folio: to talk about identifying successful elements from past events and how to pinpoint areas of improvement, while looking to both optimize revenue streams and to foster connections with audiences. You can hear her speak more about this topic on Wednesday, October 10, during the “Critical Steps in Growing an Event” breakout session at The Folio: Show.
E3 2019 Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Gods & MonstersSo this is a brand new title from the team behind Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which is a very good development team!What can we expect from this game? Hard to say. We saw very little, but the art style is heavily stylized and ‘cartoony’ for want of a better word. It also seems to be combat based, like sword swinging and the like. I have a feeling this could be extremely cool, but given how little they showed it’s probably a long way away. Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Share your voice Comments It all feels very seamless, transitioning between players. It’s a unique mechanic and I can’t wait to experiment with it.Also — oh my god, it’s Clint Hocking’s new game. For the uninitiated, that’s the guy behind the legendary Far Cry 2, one of the most sophisticated, influential open world games ever made. Damn.Also — you can play as a Grandma. Wow. This is an ambitious video game. There were also a number of updates on upcoming episodes, including a brand new raid.Ubisoft is also making a The Division movie with Netflix which is just insane. I misheard and though they said the movie was being directed by David Lynch. Turns out it was just David Leitch, the guy behind Deadpool 2. That’s still pretty awesome,Rainbow Six QuarantineThis looks like a three player co-op game made by a new team in Montreal. They’re hoping to reinvent co-op gameplay, but didn’t show too much.It has zombies and guns. It’s a zombie gun game. The game comes out October 4 but a beta goes live September 5.Roller ChampionsMan, this looks awesome. It’s a sports game, mixed with racing I guess?But the interesting part: an alpha is available right now on Uplay for PC.Roller Champions looks like a cross between Rocket League and that old classic game Speedball. I’m showing my age here, but I’m extremely keen on this.The Division 2The big announcement here was that, from June 13 till June 16, Ubisoft is making The Division 2 free to play. Watch Dogs 3 (2020) pic.twitter.com/OU3mNfXYJP— Foxcade (@SuperFoxcade) June 10, 2019 Ubisoft Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Ghost Recon BreakpointLook John Bernthal is no Keanu Reeves, but he’s pretty damn good! He came along with a DOG — a REAL DOG — to promote Ghost Recon Breakpoint. https://twitter.com/Joabyjojo/status/1138183572496441344I’m really excited about this lovely dog.This game is very much shooty shooty bang bang power fantasy stuff, but Ubisoft rarely makes a mess of its Ghost Recon series. This looks like it could be an interesting co-op experience. We didn’t get to see too much of the game in actual action though.Also: Ubisoft announced it would be bringing back AI players for folks who like single player. The 17 most anticipated video games of 2019 Uplay+Well this made things super interesting. Uplay+ kicks off much like a broad games service like Microsoft game pass in September 2019. Mainly a subscription service thUplay will be available on Stadia. This is part of what Ubisoft referred to as a “partnership”. Very interesting.More details here in our full story.Upcoming E3 press conferencesSaturday, June 8Electronic Arts — The game maker showed off 15 minutes of gameplay for its upcoming adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It also announced new features for its free-to-download Apex Legends last-man-standing battle royale game, offering a new character and weapon to play with. The company also showed off a new paid update for The Sims 4, called Island Living, that brings the series to a tropical beach. Finally, the company did discuss drama over the mixed reviews for its Anthem action adventure game, saying it “learned a lot” and had more updates and features planned soon.Sunday, June 9Microsoft / Xbox — The gaming giant’s biggest news was Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox, coming in 2020. The new device is up to 4x more powerful, the company said, and like the next-gen PlayStation it’ll include a fast non-mechanical SSD hard drive, and it’ll be powered by custom innards built with the help of chipmaker AMD. The company also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett next year. Meantime, Microsoft is starting public tests of its Project xCloud streaming service in October, promising people the ability to play high end games on their mobile devices while away from home. While fans wait, Microsoft announced an update to its Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 as well as a slew of new games. And action star Keanu Reeves, fresh off the success of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, was on stage to announce his involvement with Cyberpunk 2077, which is coming next year.Bethesda — Bethesda kicked off its event with humility over the mixed response to Fallout 76, but quickly went back on the offensive. Fallout 76 got a new Battle Royale mode, Wolfenstein Youngblood received a new trailer and a co-op mode. We got a new game called Deathloop from the clever folks behind Dishonored and Bethesda introduced us to Orion, a piece of tech from ID Software designed to make game streaming better on services like Google Stadia. The lion’s share of attention, however, went to Doom Eternal, which looked fantastic in both single player and multiplayer.Monday, June 10PC Gaming Show — This annual PC Gaming Show is held at a theater a short walk from the Los Angeles Convention Center, but still draws a large crowd, filling the 1,700-person capacity downtown Mayan Theater. Inside, the usual suspects, from Halo to Doom, were nowhere to be found. Instead, the crowd cheered for PC-centric games including Zombie Army 4, Baldur’s Gate 3 and Terraria: Journey’s End. (No, the game sequel problem isn’t any better on PCs.) The highlight was a brief onstage appearance by legendary game designer Yu Suzuki, responsible for classics such as Hang-On and Virtua Fighter. His long-awaited Shenmue 3 is expected in November, 18 years after Shenmue 2. Ubisoft — The French gaming giant announced its next big dystopian hacking adventure game, Watch Dogs: Legion, launching March 2020. The new game is set in near-future post-Brexit London, where the economy is failing and government is breaking down. The company also announced a new television show, called Mythic Quest, that will launch on Apple TV Plus. And it celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Just Dance party games. Square Enix — Aside from the Final Fantasy 7 remake release date announcement, Square Enix also showed off its new comic book tie-in, Marvel’s Avengers: A Day. Though the new game is different from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some fans criticized the character’s looks. It’s coming in 2020.Tuesday, June 11Nintendo — The Mario maker surprised fans with announcement of a new Legend of Zelda game, which appeared to be a direct sequel to the critical darling The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This new title appears to be a sequel to Breath of the Wild, too. It also announced its newest Animal Crossing game is being delayed to 2020, and gave a look at Luigi’s Mansion 3, coming later this year.We’ll be thereCNET will be on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site, Gamespot. We’ll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced. Tags I think that was the first playable grandma in E3 history??— Kirk Hamilton (@kirkhamilton) June 10, 2019 2 • 17 Photos The new version of Ubisoft’s hacking world game takes place in a future dystopian London. Ubisoft The Ubisoft E3 press conference just happened. That was actually pretty interesting! We saw new footage of Watch Dogs Legion and new games like Gods and Monsters and Roller Champions were announced.The E3 schedule is in full swing. Microsoft brought the heat with a new console announcement and Bethesda brought the Battle Royale and Halo Eternal. EA showed off Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and uh… not much else really.And also there was Keanu.If you need to play catch-up we have conveniently put every single trailer so far in this handy post, but there’s still plenty to come. The E3 Nintendo Direct and Square Enix’s E3 conference is still en route.But back to Ubisoft.Watch Dogs Legion Ubisoft Watch Dogs Legion leaked early doors, but at Ubisoft’s conference we got an in-depth look at what the game will look and play like.As expected Watch Dogs Legion is set in a post-Brexit dystopian surveillance state. Hacking, combat and other open world staples are a huge part of the game but — the leaks were accurate — the game also has a mechanic whereby you can recruit players and then control them in the game world. Different characters will have different skillsets and it’s up to you to figure out who’s best for which mission.Gunplay is mixed up with some really cool interactive stuff — at one point the player hacked a car to drive on its own and run over enemies. Very slick stuff. 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Joe Jonas (L) and Sophie Turner attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.Getty imagesGame of Thrones is in its supernova stage and will conclude in May. After the release of the sixth and the final episode of season 8, the cast of Game of Thrones will move on to their respective lives. For instance, Sophie Turner will finally get married to her long-time fiancé Joe Jonas and now she has revealed the name of her maid of honour.Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ wedding is going to catch a lot of media coverage. In the wedding, most of the cast and crew of Game of Thrones are going to be present including Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the HBO’s epic fantasy drama show. As of now, the details of Sophie’s wedding are not yet revealed among fans but the acclaimed actress recently talked about her maid of honour.While talking about her Game of Thrones family to Entertainment Weekly, Sophie Turner revealed a major detail about her wedding with Joe Jonas. As per Turner, her on-screen sister and real-life best friend, Maisie Williams, is going to be her Maid of Honor for the wedding.”I don’t know why she’s thinking about [what she’s wearing to my wedding]. I’m giving her the bridesmaid dress!” she said with a laugh. “She’s my maid of honor! One of two,” Turner shared.In addition to this, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have remained on very good terms since the very first episode of Game of Thrones season 1 aired on HBO. Maisie recently told the Rolling Stone magazine that according to her, Sophie was the coolest person she had ever seen in her life. Sophie TurnerGetty Images”Like, we’re best friends. And they could see that all those years ago, and it must have been real magic watching these two girls have the best time together.”As of now, we don’t know who is the second maid of honour at Sophie Turner’s wedding. It may be Priyanka Chopra as, after her grant wedding with Nick Jonas, she has come pretty close to Sophie. They all were also featured in a song together and most recently, they all went on a mini trip.Both Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner will reprise their respective roles in the last and final season of Game of Thrones.