LOOPY ISIS clerics have a new enemy in their sights - Snakes and Ladders. Religious hardliners in the regime’s stronghold in Afghanistan have branded innocent kiddies’ games "anti-Islamic". ISIS has released pictures taken by the group’s Hisba religious police in the country's remote Khorasan province of Snakes and Ladders, draughts and chess boards going up in flames. Elsewhere they have also been burning fields where farmers grow poppies and cannabis plants for the international drugs trade. ISIS fighters in Khorasan – close to the border with Pakistan – call themselves IS-KP. The pictures were said to have been taken in Nangarhar, which is under the group's control. In recent months ISIS's propaganda arm has been releasing a flurry of pictures showing its hardline activities – including gruesome execution videos. It is believed the group's ranks in Afghanistan have been swelled by ISIS fighters and leaders fleeing the battlefields in Syria and … [Read more...] about ISIS fanatics in Afghanistan burn children’s games like Snakes and Ladders as warped jihadis claim they’re anti-Islamic
Q How are video games used in research?— Seth Goldstein, Madison, Wis.A Constance Steinkuehler, former co-director of the Games, Learning and Society lab at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery:Games are used in maybe five different ways.First, they’re used as a form of behavioral change.Games can help you set goals and help you accomplish those goals by figuring out game mechanics that make those goals more fun and more compelling, and therefore make you more likely to meet your goals.The second way they’re used is for what you might consider cognitive change.For example, the Games, Learning and Society lab did a game with Dr. Jamie Thomson, who runs the stem cell research lab on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. They were interested in how we could increase public understanding of stem cell research. So we built a game called Progenitor X. The cool thing about this game is: What is better than a stem cell game that includes … [Read more...] about Blue Sky Science: How are video games used in research?
WASHINGTON — Overtime hasn’t been kind the Washington Capitals this spring. On Sunday at Capital One Arena, the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down and beat the Capitals 5-4 in OT in Game 2 of their first-round series. The win gave Columbus 2-0 series lead with both of their victories coming beyond regulation. But as the Capitals look to erase a two-game series deficit, we are reminded that today marks the 30th anniversary of one of the greatest comebacks in Capitals history. On April 16, 1988, the Capitals came back from 3-0 down and beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in overtime in Game 7 of the Patrick Division Semifinals. Dale Hunter netted the OT winner as the Capitals also completed a comeback within the series itself, which they had trailed 3-games-to-1. Below is an excerpt from the book 100 Things Capitals Should Know and Do Before They Die, highlighting Hunter’s game winner, which remains one of the greatest goals in franchise history. … [Read more...] about 30 years later: Remembering Dale Hunter’s Game 7 overtime winner
Husker fans who initially came up empty-handed for spring game tickets have another chance to attend Saturday’s football ritual — at a price now less than in the weeks after they sold out.Some tickets were being offered Thursday for less than $20 on sites such as StubHub and Ticket Express.That’s still more than the $10 face value. But that price hike doesn’t carry as big a sting as some of the prices on the secondary market when tickets first went on sale. Husker fans in February swarmed for spring game tickets, which sold out in just over 24 hours — a first in school history.Some tickets on the secondary market were then offered for hundreds of dollars.Chad Carr, president of Omaha-based Ticket Express, said tickets on his website Thursday started at $17.The majority of tickets were priced from $20 to $40, he said, but topped out at $149.He said that in early February, his ticket prices ranged from $40 to $195, with the bulk of them in the $40 to $65 … [Read more...] about Still looking for Husker spring game tickets? Now might be time to buy
Nebraska has unveiled the rosters for Saturday's spring game. The roster is broken down below by team and position, and players are listed alphabetically:* * *Red team Quarterbacks: Tristan Gebbia, Adrian MartinezRunning backs: Greg Bell, Wyatt Mazour, Ben Miles, Bo Kitrell, Mikale WilbonWide receivers: Chad Alioth, Ty Chaffin, Todd Honas, Tyjon Lindsey, Justin McGriff, Jaevon McQuitty, Stanley Morgan, Mike WilliamsTight ends: Austin Allen, Matt Snyder, Jack StollOffensive line: Broc Bando, Tanner Farmer, Matt Farniok, Jerald Foster, Trent Hixson, Brenen Jaimes, Hunter MillerDefensive line: Freedom Akinmoladun, Carlos Davis, Damian Jackson, Matt Jarzynka, Peyton Newell, Ben StilleInside linebackers: Mohamed Barry, Willie Hampton, Avery Roberts, Dedrick YoungOutside linebackers: Alex Davis, Tyrin Ferguson, Pernell Jefferson, Collin MillerCornerbacks: Dicaprio Bootle, Ethan Cox, Lamar JacksonSafeties: Antonio Reed, Aaron Williams, Deontai WilliamsSpecialists: Caleb … [Read more...] about Nebraska football releases 2018 spring game rosters