Thousands of players sign a petition to change PS
Thousands of players sign a petition to change PS Plus free games for May - AltChar
Sony's recent reveal of the two games they will be giving out for free this month as part of their PlayStation Plus service caused an outrage in the PS community, so much so that even a petition was made in hopes of resolving the issue.
PlayStation is easily one of the most popular gaming platforms which means that even the smallest of problems or controversies related to it will most certainly not go unnoticed. PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service that allows its users to take part in online multiplayer sessions, and it gets them two free games a month, among a number of other features. Recently, a petition has been made for Sony, more specifically for PlayStation's CEO, Jim Ryan, to change the two games that are part of the free games lineup for May 2020. The petition states that with all the leaks in April claiming that Dying Light and Dark Souls Remastered are to be the two free games for this month, thousands of players were "pumped and hyped" for this month's PS Plus offer. Instead, as they claim, they were left "dumbfounded and forlorn" with the two games they were offered instead, those being Farming Simulator 19 and Cities: Skyline. This comes as quite a huge disappointment considering that a large number of players are forced to stay home due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Also, if we consider that last month's free games included Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Dirt Rally 2.0, we think it's fair to say that it is quite understandable where this grief is coming from. Focus Home Interactive Farming Simulator 19 The user then goes on to add: Please join us and make the change. Do it for the NHS, do it for all those suffering in isolation. and after an arguably slow start, more than 5,000 people have already signed the petition. Justified or not, we will see what Sony's response will be and if they are going to make any changes regarding this matter. In any case, the next batch of PS Plus titles will be available for download on 5 May 2020.
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A piece of the moon for sale: Just £2 mil - ClickLancashire
A piece of the moon is available for the right price. One of the world's largest lunar meteorites goes on private sale at Christie's on Thursday, valued at $3,800,000 AUD. The moon rock, formally known as NWA 12691, weighs more than 13.5 kg and is believed to be Earth's fifth largest lunar meteorite. "The experience of holding a piece of another world in your hands is something you never forget", said the head of Christie'sscience and natural historyJames Hyslop while elucidating the feeling that one would attain holding a piece of some celestial body present in the universe. Talking about how rare it is to find a meteoroid carrying pieces of other celestial body James added, "We are expecting huge global interest in it from natural history museums.it is a wonderful trophy for anyone who is interested in space history or lunar exploration". Christie said the rock was probably knocked off the moon's surface by a collision with an asteroid or a comet and it had to travel at least 239,000 miles through space before falling to earth in a fiery meteor shower. This particular meteorite, named NWA 12691, was part of a large meteorite shower straddling the Western Saharan, Algerian and Mauritanian borders. 'It is so much larger than anything else that has ever been offered before. Lunar meteorites are very rare and Christie's claimed that there are only 1,443 pounds (650 kilograms) on Earth. Researchers were able to determine the rocks' origins by examining their mineral and chemical composition. "It is an order of magnitude larger than any other lunar meteorite we've sold", Hyslop said. All of the Moon's large craters were created by such impacts. About 30 meteorites of that rain have been found in Northwest Africa, the note says. Like many meteorites that are discovered, it was uncovered in the Sahara by an anonymous finder, then changed hands. Unknown millennia ago - the exact date is lost to prehistory - an object weighing more than 26,000kg crashed into Earth. An impact event ejected what was to become the Gibeon mass into interplanetary space before its descent to Earth, exploding in the atmosphere and raining down on what is now the Kalahari Desert.
Coronavirus | Green, Orange zones opened for e-commerce, barbers - Frontline
Classifications of districts into ‘Red’, ‘Orange’ and ‘Green’ zones is done based on the basis of COVID-19 risk profiling.
A day after the nationwide lockdown was extended till May 17 and major relaxations were allowed, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) clarified on Saturday that e-commerce could be used for the delivery of essential and non-essential products in districts designated as green and orange zones. In red zones, e-commerce can only be used for delivery of essential items, a senior MHA official said. Full coverage on coronavirus In another significant addition, the official said barbers and salons could also open in orange and green zones. Liquor shops could open in all zones except containment areas. In urban areas, liquor shops that are not in market complexes and malls could open everywhere. Also read | COVID-19: Under which zone does your district lie? Decision of RWAs Regarding the entry of domestic helps, electricians, plumbers and others, the official said Residents Welfare Association (RWAs) should take a call by keeping health protocols in mind. In case of any mishappening, the responsibility lies with the person allowing the outsiders in their homes, said the official. State Helpline numbers for COVID-19 | e-Book on COVID-19 The official added that public transport was still barred, except in green zones where buses have been allowed to ply with 50% capacity. Transport curbs MHA also issued a separate clarification for orange zones where it said that inter-district and intra-district plying of buses remains prohibited. Coronavirus, May 2 updates | State-wise tracker for coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates In orange zones, inter-district movement of private cars is, however, allowed with a maximum three persons, including the driver. Cab aggregators/taxis are also allowed to operate with same conditions. However, States and Union territories based on their assessment and priorities, may choose to permit a lesser number of activities, MHA said. Watch | Guidelines for extended lockdown Green zones are districts with either zero confirmed cases till date; or, no confirmed case in the last 21 days. Red zones are defined based on the total number of active cases, doubling rate of confirmed cases, extent of testing and surveillance feedback from the districts. The districts, which are neither defined as red nor green, shall be classified as orange zones. According to the Health Ministrys classification, there are 130 red zone districts, 284 orange zone districts and 319 green zone districts across the country. Data | How quickly are coronavirus infections and deaths increasing in India, compared to the rest of the world? Places of large gatherings like gym, theatres, malls, bars, religious, social and political gatherings, movement of people between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. for non-essential activities are banned. Every activity, except movement of persons for supply of essential goods and services and for medical emergencies, OPDs and medical clinics, will remain prohibited in containment areas of a Red zone. Outside containment areas of a Red zone, plying of rickshaw, taxi, buses, barber shops and spas remain prohibited. What is allowed outside containment areas of a Red zone (with restrictions): In urban areas: Movement of people and vehicles for permitted activities, industrial establishments in urban areas like SEZs, manufacturing of essential goods like drugs, medical devices etc. and their supply chain, manufacturing of IT hardware, jute industry, construction (if workers residing on site). Standalone shops, shops in neighbourhood and residential complexes (essential and non-essential items), e-commerce activities for essential goods, private offices with 33% strength, operations of homes for senior citizens, children, destitutes etc, government offices and emergency, health, sanitation and security services are also allowed outside containment areas of Red zones. What is allowed in rural areas: All industrial and construction activities, all shops, except in shopping malls, all agriculture, animal husbandry and plantation activities, health services, financial sector including banks, NBFCs etc, public utilities, courier and postal services, print, electronic media, IT, ITeS, warehouses services by self employed persons except barbers. In Orange zone: What is prohibited:
- Inter and intra-districts plying of buses, except those permitted by the MHA
- All activities permitted in Red zones (outside containment zone), taxi (driver with 2 passengers only)
- Inter-district movement of people and vehicles for permitted activities, 4 wheelers with 2 passengers with driver, pillion riding on 2 wheelers
- All activities allowed except those prohibited throughout the country
- Buses and bus depots can operate with 50% capacity
- According to the Home Ministry, States and UTs may put restrictions on the above permitted activities, based on their assessment required to contain COVID-19