Chancellor Merkel’s final wishes under the banner of “difficult times”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s New Year’s greetings were eagerly awaited on Thursday, December 31, across the Rhine. If it was indeed a speech to invite his fellow citizens to welcome the New Year, they also had the color of twilight for the current Chancellor, still young – she is 66 years old – but who will step down in the fall of 2021, at the end of her third term (she became Chancellor in 2005).

“Winter remains difficult”

The “Historical crisis” of the coronavirus is expected to continue in 2021, even if the vaccine provides“Hope”, wished to warn Angela Merkel from the outset, dressed for the occasion in a bronze blouse, the German and European flags on her left, an image of the night front of the Bundestag behind her. “These days and weeks (…) are difficult times for our country. And it will last a long time ”, said the Chancellor in her speech in the dark tone, referring to “Something that happens once every hundred years”. “Winter remains difficult”, she added.

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Unlike what happened in the spring, in fact, Germany is hit first and foremost, and for the time being more than its European neighbors, by the second wave of the coronavirus, so that the government had to decree a new partial confinement at least until January 10.

In total, 33,791 people succumbed to the virus in Germany in 2020, or just over half of France (64,632), but these figures are currently soaring, according to the latest figures from the Robert health watch institute. Koch (RKI). And Germany, for the first time on Tuesday, December 29, crossed the symbolic threshold of a thousand deaths recorded in a single day (1,122), although with, no doubt, a catch-up effect, the regional health authorities having previously sent incomplete data due to Christmas holidays.

“Cynical and cruel” conspiracy theories

“The challenges posed to us by the pandemic remain immense”, nonetheless insisted Angela Merkel, thanking the vast majority of Germans for having respected the instructions for reducing contacts aimed at combating the spread of the virus, and the front-line staff, who “Surpassed” since the beginning of the crisis.

The Chancellor castigated the movement of “corona-skeptics” in the country, which stood out in 2020 by several major demonstrations, partly accompanied by violence. “I can only imagine the bitterness felt by those who mourn a loved one because of the coronavirus, or those who continue to suffer from after-effects, when the existence of the virus is contested or denied by some”, she said, denouncing in passing the ” conspiracy theories “ : “Not only false and dangerous, they are also cynical and cruel towards these people”.

Angela Merkel still wanted to give hope to her fellow citizens, by evoking the start of vaccinations in the country and in Europe, in retirement homes and nursing staff. “We have never, despite the concerns, been so eager to enter a new year”, she judged.

A year which, for itself, will end with a goodbye tune. Angela Merkel will step aside after the legislative elections on September 26, in circumstances which, for the time being, resemble an immense fog: no one, at this stage, can say who will deliver this speech in her place, on December 31, 2021 Nor what will be the color of this speech …


A bad last quarter condemns Bàsquet Girona

The Girona basketball has chained this afternoon the fourth consecutive defeat on the court of the Granada (83-60), in a match where the team coached by Carles marco he has never been ahead on the scoreboard and has seen the Andalusians overtake him in the last period.

Fontajau already knew that it would not be an easy match and in front of a close-knit team they saw how the locals were already 10 above in the first of change (22-12). A good reaction from the visitors reduced this difference to just one point (29-28), but the break was reached with the Grenadians winning by 7 (40-33).

And it is that once again the triples have hurt Girona a lot again. Today, Granada has made a total of 13. Some important ones, such as at the beginning of the last period to put the game on track (65-54) when those of Carles Marco had finished well in the third quarter, despite that they were not right from the free throw – they finished with 10 of 17.

The local team took advantage of the initiative to see 11 points ahead to open even more hole in the scoreboard to leave Bàsquet Girona without options to win the game with four minutes left (77-57). In the end, 83-60 and the Girona who continue at the bottom of the table.

. Group launched cloud gaming in Russia


16 Nov 2020.

The game cloud service My.Games Cloud has been launched in beta mode by Group, the press service of the company reports.

The message says that games will be available to users in resolutions up to 4K. To date, gamers have more than 100 games at their disposal, including the Dying Light series, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed and many others. You can play on two tariffs: Basic and Ultimate. The first will allow you to spend 23 hours a month on games in Full HD resolution with a frame rate of 30 FPS, the second – 70 hours a month on titles in 4K resolution and a frame rate of 120 FPS.

Basic is a free plan, Ultimate will cost players a thousand rubles a month.

So far, My.Games Cloud servers are located only in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and it is most comfortable to play in cities that are located no further than 2 thousand km from the servers. In the future, the company wants to expand its server territory in the country.

LIVE24 previously reported that cybersecurity specialists from Avast found several rogue programs in the Android app store to modify the popular Minecraft game. According to experts, we are talking about the so-called fleeceware-applications that lure people out of hundreds of dollars a month for the simplest services. In total, seven such programs were found in the store.


Rambo, the iconic Stallone character, arrives in Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate

“Playing as Rambo is like traveling through time […] until 1982. Our character artists have perfectly captured the look of Rambo in ‘First Blood’ “, says the developer in a statement.

The highlight is that Sylvester Stallone provided his voice for the video game“To have the voice of Sylvester Stallone as one of its most iconic characters is absolutely exciting,” said the folks at NetherRealm Studios.

For the moment, it is a secret what will be the fatality of Rambo. It is expected that it will be unveiled the days before the launch of this new pack. The expectation about it is very high, since the gameplay of this title makes it one of the best in the saga.

This new version of Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate will go on sale on November 17. It will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

Mortal Kombat 11 rejoins two other classic characters

On the other hand, the Mortal Kombat 11 reinstates two classic characters from the saga: it is about Mileena and Rain.

Mileena is an assassin who was present from Mortal Kombat II to Mortal Kombat Trilogy and who has the ability to teleport and acrobatic movements. For his part, Rain made his debut in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and they discontinued it in Mortal Kombat X, his specialties being the domain of water and lightning.

Mortal Kombat 11 Characters

This edition of the classic fighting video game has 24 characters in its base template. They are Baraka, Cassie Cage, Cetrion, D’Vorah, Erron Black, Frost, Geras, Jacqui Briggs, Jade, Jax Briggs, Johnny Cage, Kabal, Kano, Kitana, Collector, Kotal Kahn, Kung Lao, Liu Kang, Noob Saibot, Raiden, Scorpion, Skarlet, Sonya Blade y Sub-Zero.


Scorpion, an iconic character from Mortal Kombat, is  Present.

Scorpion, an iconic Mortal Kombat character, is present.

Mortal Kombat 11

In addition, there are thirteen fighters that can be accessed in the downloadable content, these are Fujin, The Joker, Mileena, Nightwolf, Rain, Rambo, RoboCop, Shao Kahn, Shang Tsung, Sheeva, Sindel, Spawn and Terminator T-800 .

How to download Mortal Kombat 11 for PC

Mortal Kombat 11 for PC is available on Steam. He Standard edition price is $ 1,199.99. A combo with the previous version, Mortal Kombat X, is also offered for $ 1,423.99.

The value of the bonus downloadable content is generally $ 199.99 (It is acquired by character). However, since it is a pack, called Kombat Pack 2 DLC, with three new fighters it is difficult to predict its value.


The Joker, one of the extra characters that can be purchased for $ 199.99.

The Joker, one of the extra characters that can be purchased for $ 199.99.

Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 PC Requirements

For Mortal Kombat 11 to run properly eIt is necessary that the PC has 8 GB of RAM memory and that it be equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 graphics card with 6 GB of dedicated RAM.

In addition, it must be compatible with DirectX 11 and have an Intel Core i3-2100 processor at 3.10 GHz. As for the operating system, it must be a Windows 7 64-bit or higher.


Francesco Totti and Ilary Blasi: a good dinner with Marsican cuisine Marsicane lands

Civitella Roveto – A day dedicated to the beauties and goodness of Marsica that of yesterday for Francesco Totti and his wife Ilary Blasi. The champion of Rome, after having attended, together with his colleague footballer Luciano Zauri, at the inauguration of an Anfass children’s center open in Celano e after walking, together with the whole family, at the Zompo lo Schioppo Reserve, he allowed himself a good one dinner based on typical products of the Roveto Valley in the restaurant “Il Cacciatore” of Civitella. A moment of relaxation, good food and familiarity that the “captain” and Ilary have certainly appreciated.

In Celano the two champions Francesco Totti and Luciano Zauri for the inauguration of the social sports center and of the Benedetto Croce institute