The update brings several bug fixes, including improvements for creators in Fortnite. They can now use up to 150 Channels on their Islands, the Button device now has an Interact Time option to slow activation, and Conditional Button device can be activated via Triggers remotely.In terms of big fixes for the island, the wind speed through grass has been reduced, issues with black glass tiles on PC in certain conditions has been sorted, and an issue with players unable to create a new island without changing the name of the island to its default has now been addressed.With the new update for Fortnite, the Creatures on the island can now navigate through doorways. They will also be able to navigate through copy/pasted player-built structures.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Other bug fixes include prefab and gallery bug fixes, new options to Score Manager device have been added, an alignment issue with the Princess Castle Archway Support has been fixed, and many more.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Fortnite players on PlayStation 4 have finally received the 14.50 update after some delay, the developers announced on Twitter. The popular game with a free-to-play battle royale mode was updated to version 14.50 on November 3 for all players, but PS4 players were left out due to some issues. Fortnite update 14.50 brings several bug fixes to the gameplay, along with new map locations, weapons, and more. Recently, developer Epic Games announced there is a next-gen version of the game that will be available for the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X consoles from Day 1.Fortnite update 14.50 detailsPlayStation 4 players now have access to update 14.50 after some delay, as tweeted by the developers. It was not revealed why there was a delay but the issue was sorted out quickly enough. It marks the end of Fortnightmares, the Halloween-based event in Fortnite. It also brings back Stark Jetpacks to the game.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Premier League director of communications Dan Johnson said: “The Premier League is part of Greg Dyke’s commission. “We and the clubs agreed last month with the FA that it would be better to engage with it as a collective rather than have one individual attend the meetings. Greg Dyke agreed at the time that this was the best way forward. “We will take a full part in the processes and outputs of the commission and have put the considerable knowledge, experience, research and data at the commission’s disposal, whether that is drawn from the Premier League board, executive or member clubs and their staff. “There is a huge amount of expertise at our clubs. It has been made absolutely clear that Greg and his team can speak to or gather evidence from Premier League club directors, first-team managers, academy managers and any other league representatives they feel would benefit the process. “As our chairman, Anthony Fry, said back in September: ‘There is no doubt around the Premier League table as to the benefits of a national set-up that is thriving and performing well. That is why the Premier League clubs, board and executive all signed up to contributing to the process of debate initiated by Greg and helping to identify any appropriate outcomes that will serve to improve standards and delivery in respect of player development.’ “This position remains wholly unchanged. “One thing that will make it much easier for the Premier League to define our precise involvement in the commission is when we receive the terms of reference, details of the secretariat and a timetable.” Speaking about the Premier League’s decision on Wednesday, Dyke said: “I spoke to the chairman, who is an old mate of mine, and (chief executive) Richard (Scudamore) and we discussed it before and they said, ‘Look, we will give all the support we can but we don’t want to sit on it’. “I think it’s a shame but I understand.” The Premier League insists it is part of the Football Association commission charged with improving the national team. Press Association The commission will be lead by FA chairman Greg Dyke and will also include former England manager Glenn Hoddle, Football League chairman Greg Clarke, FA vice-chairman Roger Burden, LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson, new PFA chairman Ritchie Humphreys, ex-Crewe boss Dario Gradi and former England defender Danny Mills. Dyke said on Wednesday it was “a shame” the Premier League had turned down his offer to have its chairman, Anthony Fry, on the commission.
Update on the latest sports Grizzlies, Blazers get play-in spotsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It will be the Portland Trail Blazers against the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA’s Western Conference play-in series. The Trail Blazers advanced with a win over the Nets after the Grizzlies secured a spot by downing the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks.Damian Lillard dropped in 42 more points and had a crucial steal as the Blazers earned a do-or-die victory, 134-133 over the Nets. CJ McCollum had 25 points for Portland, which erased a 10-point, third-quarter deficit and pulled out a win when Caris LeVert missed a jumper just before the final buzzer.LeVert had 37 points for Brooklyn, which already had secured the seventh seed in the East.Memphis kept its season alive with a 119-106 victory over the Bucks. Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO’-nuhs) and Ja (jah) Morant each had triple-doubles, while Dillon Brooks added 31 points in the Grizzlies’ second wire-to-wire win of the season. Valanciunas had 26 points, 19 rebounds and 12 assists for his first triple-double in 559 NBA games. Morant had 12 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.The Blazers can advance to the first round against the Lakers by beating the Grizzlies on Saturday. If Memphis prevails, there will be a winner-take-all game on Sunday.In other NBA action:— Devin Booker scored 23 of his 27 points while the Suns dominated the first half of a 128-102 trouncing of the Mavericks. Dario Saric scored 16 points for Phoenix, which finished just short of a berth in the play-in series despite going 7-0 in the restart.— Rayjon Tucker scored 18 points as the Jazz beat the Spurs 118-112, ending San Antonio string of playoff appearances at 22. Keldon Johnson scored 24 points to lead seven Spurs in double figures. In other Stanley Cup first-round action:— Dougie Hamilton broke a 2-2 stalemate midway through the third period to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 win over the Bruins, evening the series at a game apiece. Carolina trailed, 1-0 until Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov scored 1:28 late in the second, but Boston tied it on Brad Marchand’s goal with five seconds left in the period. James Reimer stopped 33 shots for the Canes.— The Stars squandered a 4-2 lead in the third period before Jamie Oleksiak (oh-LEHK’-see-ak) scored with just 40 seconds remaining to give Dallas a 5-4 win over the Flames. Miro Heiskanen had two goals and Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) also tallied to help the Stars even the series at a game apiece. The game appeared headed to OT when Calgary’s Sam Bennett beat Ben Bishop on a power-play with 2:49 left in the third period.— The Golden Knights squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 before Reilly Smith scored 7:13 into overtime to give them a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks. The Knights wasted leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in the second period before taking a 2-0 lead in the series. Paul Stastny (STAS’-nee), Tomas Nosek (tah-MAHS’ NOH’-shehk) and Mark Stone also tallied for Vegas.NHL-CANADIENS-JULIEN August 14, 2020 NHL-SCHEDULEKopisalo, Jackets tie seriesUNDATED (AP) — It took the Columbus Jackets a while to get going following their five-overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Fortunately for the Jackets, netminder Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) was just as sharp as he performed while making a playoff-record 85 saves two days earlier.The Stanley Cup first-round series is tied at a game apiece after Korpisalo stopped 36 shots to lead Columbus to a 3-1 win over the Lightning. He blanked the Bolts after Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahf) scored 5:26 after the opening faceoff to give Tampa Bay a brief lead.Ryan Murray and Oliver Bjorkstrand provided first-period goals to put the Blue Jackets ahead to stay. Bjorkstrand’s goal came on a power play with 1:25 left in the period. WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut has released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill of rights. It calls for college athletes to have the ability to earn money for their names, images and likenesses with “minimal restrictions.” The senators also want to ensure for the athletes long-term medical coverage and treatment, enforceable medical standards, academic freedom and revenue sharing agreements. The NCAA is in the process of changing its rules to permit athletes to earn money off their names, images and likenesses for things like endorsements and appearances. The association has asked for help from Congress to relieve pressure from state lawmakers. PGA-WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP3-way tie for clubhouse lead Canadiens coach hospitalized with chest painsTORONTO (AP) — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin (BERZH’-eh-vin) says coach Claude Julien was taken by ambulance to a Toronto hospital after experiencing chest pains Wednesday night. The 60-year-old Julien remained in the hospital Thursday afternoon while more tests were being conducted to determine the cause of his condition.Bergevin said the situation is not COVID-19 related. The 60-year-old coach is not expected to be back behind the bench for the rest of the team’s first-round series against Philadelphia. Associate coach Kirk Muller will take over Julien’s role in an interim basis. NBA-SCHEDULE Emmert said the NCAA would prioritize staging championships in winter and spring sports because those — including the NCAA basketball tournaments— were canceled when COVID-19 first spiked across the United States in March.The decision comes after The Big Sky, West Coast and Southern conferences announced Thursday that they are the latest Division I leagues to postpone its fall sports schedule. New Mexico State has postponed its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions. The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts. New Mexico State says it will explore playing football in the spring.Moving fall sports to the spring still must go through the Division I Council, which is comprised of representatives of all 32 conferences. It also would need approval by the DI Board of Directors. — Buddy Hield (heeld) nailed a 3-pointer that capped Sacramento’s streak of 11 consecutive baskets made in the third period of a 136-122 win over the Lakers. Hield finished with 28 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic (BOY’-ahn bahg-DAH’-noh-vich) had 27 for the Kings, who made 21 3-pointers. Most Lakers starters were held out, but LeBron James played the first half and had 17 points in 15 minutes.— The Wizards picked up their lone win in the restart as Thomas Bryant had 26 points and nine rebounds lead a 96-90 decision over the Celtics. Troy Brown Jr. added 17 points and eight rebounds against Boston, which rested its starters after clinching the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. MLB-SCHEDULEBetts blasts Dodgers to rout of PadresUNDATED (AP) — Mookie Betts and the Dodgers certainly know how to exact a bit of revenge. — Mets left fielder Jeff McNeil was carted off with a left knee injury after crashing into the wall to rob Asdrubal (as-DROO’-bul) Cabrera of a two-run extra-base hit on Thursday. Manager Luis Rojas says McNeile is day to day after X-rays and an MRI were negative.— Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball’s most unique ejections in the third inning of Thursday’s loss to the Mets. Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this socially distant season when he began to complain loudly about a ball-and-strike call. Last year’s World Series MVP was tossed moments later, although it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed.NFL-NEWSAP source: Kittle agrees to 5-year extension with 49ersUNDATED (AP) — All-Pro George Kittle has agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers, a record for tight ends. Betts was 4-for-4 with three home runs and four RBIs as the Dodgers blasted the Padres, 11-2. Betts’ assault began after he was hit by a pitch leading off the bottom of the first. Corey Seager homered just three pitches later before AJ Pollock went deep.Betts joins Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa as the only players in major league history to homer three times in six different games.Austin Barnes also homered and Julio Urias (yoo-REE’-uhs) pitched into the seventh, allowing two runs and five hits. Urias settled down after Tommy Pham and Eric Hosmer hit back-to-back homers off him with two out in the first.Elsewhere on the major league schedule:— Yu Darvish carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Kyle Schwarber belted a solo homer as the Cubs downed the Brewers, 4-2. Darvish struck out 11 over seven innings and didn’t allow a hit until Justin Smoak led off the seventh with a homer. The Cubs are 13-3 for the first time since 1907. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUNDATED (AP) — Major college football will be the only championship decided by the NCAA, and the prospect of holding that still hangs in the balance.The NCAA has called off all fall championship events except for major college football because of the limited number of schools competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball during the first semester.NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, although it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic. No. 1 Novak Djokovic says he’ll play at US Open, after allUNDATED (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) says he will enter the U.S. Open and the hard-court tuneup tournament preceding it in New York this month. Reigning U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu (an-dree-EHS’-koo) has pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament. She says the coronavirus pandemic prevented her from properly preparing for competition. NCAA-COMPENSATING ATHLETESSenators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rights — The Rays have a six-game winning streak after Mike Zunino belted a three-run homer and collected four RBIs in a 17-8 dismantling of the Red Sox. Hunter Renfroe homered twice and drove in three, while Brandon Lowe had three ribbies.— The Orioles completed a three-game sweep as Pedro Severino and Rio Ruiz homered in an 11-4 blasting of the Phillies. Thomas Eshelman allowed two runs and four hits in five innings to earn his second career win. — Tomas Nido (TOH’-mahs NEE’-doh) broke out in the Mets’ 8-2 romp over the Nats, hitting a two-run homer in the fourth inning and a grand slam in the fifth. He is just the fifth catcher in Mets history to hit at least two homers and collect at least six RBIs in a game.— Solo homers by Adam Frazier, Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco helped the Pirates beat the Reds, 9-5 and end a three-game skid. Polanco homered and walked with the bases loaded while Pittsburgh erupted for seven runs in the second inning to take a 9-0 lead.— The Cardinals’ series opener against the White Sox has been postponed to Saturday, giving the Redbirds an extra day to recover from a coronavirus outbreak. The Cards, who haven’t played since July 29 and were set to resume their season Friday night in Chicago. TENNIS-LEXINGTONSerena beats Venus to take 31st meetingLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams came back and won the last four games to beat her older sister, Venus, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a hard-hitting, back-and-forth, second-round matchup at the Top Seed Open on Thursday. It was the 31st meeting of their careers and it came 22½ years after the first.Venus is 40, and Serena turns 39 next month, making their combined age the highest in a WTA match since 2004, when Martina Navratilova, 47, played Amy Frazier, 31.TENNIS-US OPEN MLB-NEWSRangers lose VolquezUNDATED (AP) — Rangers veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez has been put on the 45-day injured list with a right oblique strain, effectively ending his season. Volquez sustained the injury when working the fifth inning Tuesday against Seattle. In other major league news: According to overthecap.com, the previous high for annual value on a multiyear contract for a tight end was the four-year, $42 million deal Austin Hooper signed this offseason in Cleveland.Kittle had been one of the NFL’s biggest bargains after being drafted in the fifth round in 2017.In other NFL news:— The Chiefs and star tight end Travis Kelce (KEHL’-see) have agreed to a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension that will keep him with the Super Bowl champions through 2025. That’s according to a person familiar with the contract. The move to secure the two-time All-Pro tight end is the latest in a string of big-money deals negotiated by general manager Brett Veach to keep the core of the Chiefs intact this offseason. — The Bills are protecting quarterback Josh Allen’s blindside for the long term after signing left tackle Dion Dawkins to a four-year, $60 million contract extension. The team announced the signing, while a person with direct knowledge of the contract provided the value of the deal to The Associated Press. Dawkins has been a starter in Buffalo since being selected in the second round of the 2017 draft out of Temple. GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Harold Varner III, Tom Hoge and Roger Sloan share the clubhouse lead after shooting 8-under 62 in the first round of the PGA’s Wyndham Championship in North Carolina. Hoge looked like he might have a shot at 59 after he went eagle-birdie on the 15th and 16th holes to reach 9 under. There were 33 players on the course when the round was suspended due to bad weather.
The international arm of the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation has claimed victory in its legal dispute with Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal.LBCI has won back rights to the LBC Europe, LBC America, LBC Australia, LBC Africa and LBC Maghreb channel brands, for which they must pay US$1 (€0.90), and Bin Talal will also face a bill for expenses, after losing the case, which was heard by a French court.The long-running dispute harks back to Bin Talal’s Rotana group taking a stake in LBC in the early 2000s. Lawsuits relating to production fees and company ownership followed, and a ruling in the LBCI case was issued last Thursday (August 6).It detailed how the LBCI channels in Europe, the US and Australia and Maghreb region had ceased following the dispute between LBCI founders and Bin Talal’s Rotana.The legal ruling stipulated that all LBCI trademarks and related branding will revert to the company founders.“The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) won on Thursday a lawsuit it filed before the French judiciary whereby it was able to recover channels hacked by Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal,” the broadcaster said in a statement. “As per the French court’s decision, the Lebanese TV station regained possession of LBC Europe, LBC America, LBC Australia, LBC Africa and LBC Maghreb.” The statement added: “The court’s decision stipulated that Bin Talal shall waiver his alleged right to the said channels and give them back to LBCI, but also be responsible for all fees and expenses of the lawsuit he lost.”