Blog Post – Golf Clash Gemmes http://golfclashgemmes.com/ Thu, 19 May 2022 13:56:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://golfclashgemmes.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Blog Post – Golf Clash Gemmes http://golfclashgemmes.com/ 32 32 God of War Ragnarok accessibility features revealed https://golfclashgemmes.com/god-of-war-ragnarok-accessibility-features-revealed/ Thu, 19 May 2022 13:00:17 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/god-of-war-ragnarok-accessibility-features-revealed/ The Prophecy of Ragnarök brings changes to all realms, and with that, we are excited to announce new accessibility features that will be available in God of War Ragnarök. Not only have we redesigned our user interface to allow for more flexibility and readability, but we also rebuilt controller remapping from the ground up and […]]]>

The Prophecy of Ragnarök brings changes to all realms, and with that, we are excited to announce new accessibility features that will be available in God of War Ragnarök.

Not only have we redesigned our user interface to allow for more flexibility and readability, but we also rebuilt controller remapping from the ground up and added more customization to our combat and interaction systems. We’ve kept all of our accessibility features from God of War from 2018 and expanded them to include over 60 ways to tweak gameplay to suit your style and needs.

Here is a selection of some new and notable features.

God of War (2018) PC Features – Added to God of War Ragnarök

For God of War (2018) on PC, we made sure to improve and continue to iterate on popular features from the initial PlayStation release. We’re excited to continue supporting these features in God of War Ragnarök on PS4 and PS5:

Sprint Auto Sprint: You will sprint while the stick is held and stop when it is released. When auto sprint is active, you can start sprinting by briefly pressing the joystick forward in a direction. The amount of time required to engage Auto Sprint is configurable by you.

Persistent point (always on the reticle): If you need additional focal points to reduce motion sickness, or just want a persistent reminder of the center of the screen, we offer the ability to activate a central point in three different sizes and seven different colors.

Aiming style: You can choose to maintain or enable/disable the aiming position.

Block style: You can choose to maintain or activate/deactivate the position of the shield.

New to God of War Ragnarök

Improvements to subtitles and captions

We’ve invested heavily in improving our subtitle and caption system to allow for even more customization and insight.

Size of subtitles and captions: We increased the minimum text size and added new scaling. This includes an extra-large text size to make subtitles and captions more readable. We’ve also dedicated a larger text box to match TV and movie subtitle standards.

Colors of subtitles and legends: You can adjust the colors of the speaker names, caption body, and captions individually. You can choose between seven different colors.


God of War Ragnarok accessibility features revealed

Speakers names (Options retained from 2018): As in God of War (2018), you can show or hide the names of the speakers. You can set this size independently of the user interface text size.

Legends: Along with expanded sound effect captions, we’ve added several new ways to understand the sound of the game. We’ve added captions to cutscenes and gameplay to provide an in-depth understanding of the soundscape of the world. You can also turn on subtitles for critical game information to help with puzzles and narrative understanding.


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Subtitles and captions background blur: We’ve included options to blur the background behind subtitles and captions to make them more readable in complex scenes.

Subtitle background (Options retained from 2018): In addition to blur, we’ve included options to darken the background behind the captions for better readability on snow. High contrast media includes several opacity settings you can choose from.


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Direction indicator: Critical game sounds now have an optional direction indicator that indicates the direction a sound is coming from. To help you with puzzles that have sound cues, this indicator will help direct you to the source of a large sound.

Text Size / Icon Size

The highly requested feature from God of War (2018) is back and better than ever! You asked for a comfortable playback experience when gaming from a couch, so we listened. With a completely redesigned and responsive user interface, and a larger minimum text size that can scale significantly, reading text on screen is easier than ever.

Here’s a look at our default UI text scaling and game-wide XX-Large for reference.

Top: Default UI text size, Bottom: XX-Large UI text size

We also have two examples to share of in-game icon scaling with the smallest and largest options available to choose from.

Left: small UI icon size, right: extra large UI icon size

Controller Remapping

We’ve rebuilt our controller remapping system to allow you to customize your button layout in God of War Ragnarök. There will be a wide range of preset layouts, as well as custom controller remapping support. Individual buttons can be swapped and, to select complex actions, you can choose other configurations from a predefined list.

We’ve got you covered with multiple ways to customize your experience for certain actions that require more than one button, including touchpad shortcuts for things like Spartan Rage, Navigation Assist, and Quick Turn.

High contrast mode

Our new high contrast color mode allows you to apply color to in-game objects like targets, enemies, and other characters, in addition to a variety of object types. When active, this will apply a layer of color to the characters which will make them more visible against the background. You can optionally desaturate the background to further increase the contrast. Traversal paint, loot items, and special effects can also be made more visible in this mode.

Customizing high contrast activation: Select off, on, or always on for gameplay only (this will exclude cutscenes). High contrast mode can be set to turn on and off with a swipe for easy access. This mode will automatically turn off in a settings menu or character menu.

High Contrast Color Customization: Select a color palette that matches your playstyle and adjust individual colors for characters, enemies, and items.

Customizing the high contrast background: Select halftone or darkened background contrast levels separately.

Help with navigation: New to God of War, this camera navigation system allows you to orient your sight towards your compass lens. When not in combat, press the nav-assist button to steer your view in the direction of the next story objective.

Crossing assistance: Gap jumping, vaulting, mantling, and other traversal features can now be automated based on the direction you tap.

Help +: Adds interaction-based moves like climbs, crawls, and level crossings.

Audio signals: We’ve linked a sound cue to each of the on-screen interaction prompts, so that when using this feature, you can hear when an interaction icon is nearby, as well as when the prompt of the button becomes active.

The audio cues expand to additional combat cues such as unblockable attack rings, targeting cues, and weapon switch cues. The volume of audio signals can be adjusted separately from other volume sliders, so you can adjust for your own comfort.


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God of War Ragnarök Reveal Trailer – Version with Audio Description

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we also wanted to provide an audio-described version of the God of War Ragnarök trailer that was released last year!*

More soon!

We hope you enjoyed this selection of over 60 accessibility features that will be included in God of War Ragnarök.

We are committed to improving accessibility and personalization for everyone. We look forward to giving you details on our other categories of accessibility features such as combat/aiming aids, puzzle/minigame aids, HUD tweaks, camera tuning, detection automatic and much more.

We are very grateful for all the support from our accessibility consultants and the greater accessibility community for sharing their thoughts on making God of War Ragnarök the most accessible God of War ever. We look forward to sharing more with you closer to launch.

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

*Audio description is not captured in-game.


Learn more about PlayStation’s commitments to promote awareness and inclusivity in support of GAAD.

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West Seattle Blog… | WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 3 weekend incidents https://golfclashgemmes.com/west-seattle-blog-west-seattle-crime-watch-3-weekend-incidents/ Mon, 16 May 2022 22:46:00 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/west-seattle-blog-west-seattle-crime-watch-3-weekend-incidents/ Three incidents from the weekend – starting with two police summaries: CONFIRMED SHOT: Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, officers verified a report of alleged gunshots heard near 27/Roxbury. Witnesses reported seeing people firing handguns “in the air” from two or three vehicles later “seen leaving the area at high speed”. Police found shell casings “along […]]]>

Three incidents from the weekend – starting with two police summaries:

CONFIRMED SHOT: Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, officers verified a report of alleged gunshots heard near 27/Roxbury. Witnesses reported seeing people firing handguns “in the air” from two or three vehicles later “seen leaving the area at high speed”. Police found shell casings “along the length of the block”, but no injuries or property damage. If you have information, this incident is # 22-121619.

EARLY MORNING ASSAULT: Also early Sunday, just after 2 a.m., police responded to a reported assault in the 9000 block of Delridge Way SW. The victim told them he was taking out his trash when a man approached him, accused him of theft, then “wielded a gun.” The assailant then punched the victim several times, and an accomplice approached from behind to hit him on the head with a shoe. No description in summary, but incident is # 22-121685.

READER REPORT: Jessica says someone vandalized his car late Friday or early Saturday and wonders if anyone saw anything:

My Mazda CX-5 was locked from the driver side door to the gas tank. This happened either on Friday (May 13) evening or early Saturday. It happened behind Spiro’s on 44th (intersection with SW Hinds).

We don’t have the incident number on this one, but if you have any information, we can connect you.

PS In case you were wondering, SPD says there have been no arrests so far in last week’s major incidents in West Seattle, Thursday’s carjacking and shooting of Friday; we are working on a separate follow-up on the latter.

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Live Blog: Edmonton Oilers vs Los Angeles Kings Game 7 https://golfclashgemmes.com/live-blog-edmonton-oilers-vs-los-angeles-kings-game-7/ Sat, 14 May 2022 22:41:15 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/live-blog-edmonton-oilers-vs-los-angeles-kings-game-7/ Breadcrumb Links NHL Edmonton Oilers Follow the action as the Edmonton Oilers host the Los Angeles Kings in a Game 7 win-win in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Publication date : May 14, 2022 • 40 minutes ago • 4 minute read • Join the conversation Oilers fan David Thomas cheers during […]]]>

Follow the action as the Edmonton Oilers host the Los Angeles Kings in a Game 7 win-win in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is scheduled to begin tonight in downtown Edmonton. The puck drop is scheduled for just after 8 p.m. That’s it. For all marbles. In all sports, there is arguably nothing more intense than Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s going to be wild. You just know Rogers Place is going to be great! 🏒 🥅

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Oilers fans Jesse and Neil Pandya cheer during the Ford Tailgate Party outside Rogers Place before watching Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Series between the Edmonton Oilers and the LA Kings at Edmonton, Saturday, November 14, 2022.
Oilers fans Jesse and Neil Pandya cheer during the Ford Tailgate Party outside Rogers Place before watching Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Series between the Edmonton Oilers and the LA Kings at Edmonton, Saturday, November 14, 2022. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia
Oilers fans gather for the Ford Tailgate Party outside Rogers Place to watch Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Series between the Edmonton Oilers and the LA Kings in Edmonton on Saturday, May 14 November 2022.
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Will they or not? Draisaitl and Kulak absent during morning skating

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Los Angeles Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson (44) grabs Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) as right wing Kailer Yamamoto (56) grabs defenseman Matt Roy (3) during the first period of Game 6 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round at Crypto.com Arena.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson (44) grabs Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) as right wing Kailer Yamamoto (56) grabs defenseman Matt Roy (3) during the first period of Game 6 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round at Crypto.com Arena. Photo by Gary A. Vasquez /USA TODAY Sports

Here’s what we know about the Edmonton Oilers’ morning practice:

No Leon Draisaitl. No Brett Kulak.

Here’s what we don’t know:

If Draisaitl has been in a hyperbaric chamber since returning from Los Angeles to inject oxygen into his suspected sprained ankle to aid in recovery so he can get dressed for Game 7 against the Los Angeles Kings . Or maybe some of that horse linament DMSO that was illegal to use on humans but would have been – nudge, nudge – used on an Oiler player or two in the glory days to help heal their wounds. It helps to extract toxins from the tissues.

Draisaitl suffered an injury in the first-half scrum in Los Angeles when he was brought down by defender Mikey Anderson, appearing to have his foot bent at an awkward angle. He still played 18 minutes and won 11 of 15 faceoffs and netted defenseman Tyson Barrie’s game-winning goal with five minutes left in Game 6, but he was clearly in trouble after the incident with Anderson.

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So, will Draisaitl play Game 7? “The other day when we were in Los Angeles, I liked how Todd (Kings McLellan coach) said it…just this time of year, guys. No comment on rosters,” Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft said.

Sprained ankles are problematic, of course, with all the stops and starts that occur in a game, but unless Draisaitl has a broken foot, you’ll likely see him there in a win or tie game for the Oilers. . He was very durable throughout his Oiler days. With his health being what he is, that would likely mean dressing 12 forwards, not 11 like they did in Game 6. Winger Warren Foegele did not play in Los Angeles, the first game that ‘he missed after 87 this season, would probably draw in.

As for Kulak, he had a solid game alongside Cody Ceci in Los Angeles on the stoppage defense duo. He does not appear to have been injured in the game. So not seeing him for the morning skate was surprising. But no information about him either.

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Darnell Nurse, who missed Game 6 due to a one-game suspension for headbutting Phillip Danault in Game 5 here, will return. Nurse, a 25-minute-per-game defender, accepted the Department of Player Safety’s one-game penalty but said the headbutt “was not intentional”.

Veteran Kris Russell, who blocked his usual four shots per game in the LA win, will give them six healthy players Kulak can’t go.

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So, game-time decisions on Draisaitl and Kulak?

“I can’t control what you put out there,” Woodcroft said when asked by TSN’s Ryan Rishaug how to characterize their availability.

In short, nothing to see here, go your way…

Kings captain Anze Kopitar expects to see No. 29 in Game 7 against Team Connor McDavid. He was on the ice against the two for much of Game 6. “It’s no secret that they’re going to play a lot,” Kopitar said.

The Oilers haven’t had a Game 7 at home since the first round against the Winnipeg Jets in April 1990, when they rallied after a 3-1 series holeshot to eliminate the late Dale Hawerchuk and the Jets. Kings goalie coach Bill Ranford is the only guy in the building Saturday who remembers that game because he was in net for the Oilers against Stephane Beauregard.

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Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is 4-0 in Game 7 since 2013, in case you were wondering—three in their 2014 Cup-winning year. played in a Game 7, hard to believe, and he played over 600 games in the NHL. There is a time for everything at 40.

This and that : Kopitar is also 4-0 in Game 7…LA hasn’t had top six winger Viktor Arvidsson (lower body suspected) the entire series. They’ve had their best player Drew Doughty around the team, but he’s out until the fall after wrist surgery… The Kings sat on the boards for their 11:30 a.m. practice until then precise before going on the ice, even if everything was ready. “We did it before Game 5 here,” Kopitar said.


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Alex Hammond Blog: Search For A Song Could Be Useful Against Returning Champ Stradivarius | Race News https://golfclashgemmes.com/alex-hammond-blog-search-for-a-song-could-be-useful-against-returning-champ-stradivarius-race-news/ Fri, 13 May 2022 07:37:47 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/alex-hammond-blog-search-for-a-song-could-be-useful-against-returning-champ-stradivarius-race-news/ Sky Sports Racing’s Alex Hammond takes on star stayer Stradivarius with an Irish contender in Friday’s Yorkshire Cup at the Knavesmire. The saying ‘save the best for last’ seems apt when it comes to Derby trials this year. When news broke that outpost favorites Luxembourg would miss the Epsom Classic with a slight loss, the […]]]>

Sky Sports Racing’s Alex Hammond takes on star stayer Stradivarius with an Irish contender in Friday’s Yorkshire Cup at the Knavesmire.

The saying ‘save the best for last’ seems apt when it comes to Derby trials this year.

When news broke that outpost favorites Luxembourg would miss the Epsom Classic with a slight loss, the race was on.

His trainer Aidan O’Brien continued to hold the strongest hand with winners in most events. However, the train moved to York and the Dante was won in sensational style by the Desert Crown formed by Sir Michael Stoute and a new protagonist rose to the top of the market.

Sauntered seems the right word to describe the manner of his victory. It was only his second start at a racetrack, and he showed the same professionalism at York as he did at Nottingham on his debut in November.

He is a horse that attracts attention. To anthropomorphize him for a moment, if he were human, you imagine he would be a modest, low-key, yet incredibly handsome guy who is unaware of the impact he has on others.

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Sir Michael Stoute and jockey Richard Kingscote with the winner of Dante Desert Crown in York

There’s an air of confidence about him and he certainly turns heads. The bookmakers were also impressed with the win and immediately after the race Sky Bet went 2/1 on the unbeaten colt for the Cazoo Derby.

There’s a lot to like about it, but not its current price. With that in mind, one of the youngest of the O’Brien clan hopes his colt can shine in the big race.

Donnacha O’Brien is responsible for Piz Badile’s 10/1 shot. He won the Ballysax at Leopardstown on his reappearance and that last race provided us with a Derby winner in 2016 when Harzand won it on his way to English and Irish Derby success.

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Baaeed returns to the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury

Piz Badile showed real tenacity in winning the Ballysax, having to fight back after being led by runner-up Buckaroo, and it was heartening to see this horse rise in the stock market ever since.

Desert Crown looks like the ultimate professional and it was exciting to see a horse shine in a Derby trial, but considering the prices I’m happy at this point to be with Piz Badile. Forget the Derby for now.

The brilliant Baaeed returns to Newbury

One of the established stars and one of the world’s highest rated racehorses returns to action at Newbury on Saturday. I’m a little excited to see Baaeed back on track.

The William Haggas-trained colt is unbeaten in his six starts and signed off last season with a sensational win on Champions Day at Ascot where he beat Palace Pier in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

When you consider he didn’t set foot on a racetrack until June of last year, his progress has been stunning, and it looks like there could be even more improvements to come as he gets older. of four years.

He is 4/9 favorite to win the Lockinge on Saturday and is already 10/11 to win the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot. His pedigree suggests he will stay longer than the mile trip he has run exclusively on so far.

He has entries in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Coral Eclipse at Sandown over a mile and a quarter and looks like he has the world at his feet at this stage of his career.

It would have been an easy option to take him to stud after his three-year-old season, but Shadwell Estate Company took the sporting option and we are lucky to see him race in 2022.

The London Gold Cup could throw up a group competitor

Staying with Newbury on Saturday and the BetVictor London Gold Cup is always an informative handicap, usually won by a future band performer.

Roger Charlton has used it as a springboard in the past for some future stars, including Headman and Time Test.

I’m curious to see how La Pulga fares for Roger and his son Harry. For all intents and purposes, it looks like this gelding has something to prove, but at the price, and considering Sky Bet is paying 5 places, he might be one to keep.

He is the 20/1 underdog at the time of writing.

Confront Stradivarius in York

Now don’t shoot me down in flames, but I’m up against Stradivarius in Friday’s Paddy Power Yorkshire Cup in York. He is a wonderful horse and what he has achieved in his long career is remarkable, but can he continue at the magnificent age of eight?

It’s a credit to the team at Clarehaven Stables, as he always seemed quite the character and kept a lid on him as a horse in his own right. [not castrated] takes a little work.

So I’m up against him in a race he’s already won twice with Irish raider Search For A Song. She is not a spring hen herself at the age of six and it is fantastic to see her owners, Moyglare Stud Farm, letting her run for another season.

Frankie Dettori performs his famous Stradivarius flight exit after winning the Doncaster Cup
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She is already a double Group 1 winner and therefore has nothing to prove. She was beaten by her younger brother Kyprios on her return to the Vintage Crop Stakes and hopefully this race will see her win this mission.

Incidentally, Kyprios runs Friday night in the Saval Beg in Leopardstown and will be a short prize to win this.

Kyprios is 6/1 second favorite for the Ascot Gold Cup and he looks like a progressive and exciting stayer for Aidan O’Brien.

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Live News: Dallas Fed Names Lorie Logan New Chair https://golfclashgemmes.com/live-news-dallas-fed-names-lorie-logan-new-chair/ Wed, 11 May 2022 17:30:15 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/live-news-dallas-fed-names-lorie-logan-new-chair/ Arrival, the British electric vehicle maker founded by a former Russian government minister, is closing operations in Russia and has no plans to operate there in the future, one of its top executives has said. Tom Elvidge, executive vice president of vehicle programs, revealed the decision to the Financial Times on Wednesday. The future of […]]]>

Arrival, the British electric vehicle maker founded by a former Russian government minister, is closing operations in Russia and has no plans to operate there in the future, one of its top executives has said.

Tom Elvidge, executive vice president of vehicle programs, revealed the decision to the Financial Times on Wednesday. The future of the car conference in London.

The company was founded by Denis Sverdlov, a businessman who served as Russian Deputy Minister of Communications and Media under President Vladimir Putin for 15 months until his resignation in 2013. Although he spent most part of his adult life in Russia, Sverdlov, who remains chief executive, was born in Georgia.

Arrival was valued at $13.6 billion when it listed on the US Nasdaq stock exchange in March last year. The company is developing “micro-factories” in the UK and US and focusing on building delivery vans, buses and electric cars.

Asked if the company could face sanctions because of Sverdlov’s ties to Putin, Elvidge pointed out that Sverdlov opposes the war and that the company is moving its Russian operations to Georgia.

Elvidge said Arrival had “a team” in Russia but did not elaborate on the nature of operations there.

“Denis has spoken publicly and made his statements very clear that he is against [the war]“, said Elvidge.

Arrival had moved its personnel from Russia to Georgia since Russia attacked Ukraine on Feb. 24, Elvidge said.

“We have now moved the majority of our team to Georgia,” Elvidge added. “We have set up offices in Tbilisi.

It would take “a few more months” to complete the transfer, Elvidge said.

“We are not planning any operations in Russia in the future,” he added.

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Falling Oil Dependence Insulates the World From the Oil Shock of the 1970s – IMF Blog https://golfclashgemmes.com/falling-oil-dependence-insulates-the-world-from-the-oil-shock-of-the-1970s-imf-blog/ Thu, 05 May 2022 23:11:31 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/falling-oil-dependence-insulates-the-world-from-the-oil-shock-of-the-1970s-imf-blog/ By Nico Valckx the war in ukraine and the sanctions against Russia have significant economic repercussions, particularly for energy. Oil prices rose, but the increases were largely contained thanks to spare production capacity in some countries and strategic oil reserves in others. Brent crude, the world’s oil benchmark, hit a seven-year high around $100 before […]]]>

By Nico Valckx

the war in ukraine and the sanctions against Russia have significant economic repercussions, particularly for energy.

Oil prices rose, but the increases were largely contained thanks to spare production capacity in some countries and strategic oil reserves in others.

Brent crude, the world’s oil benchmark, hit a seven-year high around $100 before the invasion sent it soaring above $130. It has since pared its gains amid pandemic shutdowns in China, the biggest oil importer, which could weigh on economic growth there.

For some, rising oil prices may echo the 1970s, when geopolitical tensions also caused fossil fuel prices to spike.

Memories of the high inflation and slow growth that followed, known as stagflation, fueled worries about a possible repeat. But above all, times have changed.

As the Chart of the week shows, the world is less dependent on oil, which mitigates any potential shock. Economists track oil intensity by comparing the number of barrels needed to produce $1 million of gross domestic product, and that metric was about 3.5 times higher than current levels when crude prices nearly tripled between August 1973 and January 1974.

Another factor is today’s generally lower prevalence of wage-setting mechanisms that automatically adjust workers’ compensation in line with inflation. This reduces upward pressure on prices.

Central banks, too, have changed since the 1970s. More countries are now independent, and the credibility of monetary policy has greatly increased in the decades since.

We expect global growth to be close to the pre-pandemic average of 3.5%, even after our April World Economic Outlook lowered the projections, but it could still slow more than expected, and inflation could turn out to be higher than expected. This may be most striking for parts of Europe, given their relatively higher dependence on Russian energy imports.

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CHIEFS BLOG: Chiefs season ends with playoff loss to Kamloops https://golfclashgemmes.com/chiefs-blog-chiefs-season-ends-with-playoff-loss-to-kamloops/ Sun, 01 May 2022 03:24:00 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/chiefs-blog-chiefs-season-ends-with-playoff-loss-to-kamloops/ It’s going to be an interesting offseason for the Chiefs, but there’s no doubt this team is heading in the right direction. SPOKANE, Wash. — Only two teams had ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in a Western Hockey League playoff series and while the Chiefs came a long way to becoming third, that was their […]]]>

It’s going to be an interesting offseason for the Chiefs, but there’s no doubt this team is heading in the right direction.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Only two teams had ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in a Western Hockey League playoff series and while the Chiefs came a long way to becoming third, that was their goal as returning home to the Spokane Arena for game 4 of their first round playoff series with the Kamloops Blazers.

The 7th-seeded Chiefs were a huge underdog in the series with the 2nd-seeded Blazers, and Kamloops showed why with 3 convincing wins on their home ice over a 4-day span.

The Blazers had won Game 1 9-0, followed by a 6-2 victory in Game 2 the following night, then put Spokane with a 5-1 victory two nights later. The Chiefs were on life support ahead of Game 4, but the club hoped the homecoming would put the club back in the win column.

Friday’s Game 4 came with the disappointing news that starting goaltender Mason Beaupit would still be down with a knee injury sustained in Game 2 at Kamloops. The club did, however, bring defender Graham Sward back on the ice, after missing Game 3 due to last-minute illness on match day. The Chiefs returned to 16-year-old goaltender Cooper Michaluk after making his first playoff start in relief of Beaupit in Game 3. Michaluk would be tested early as the Blazers would get the only two power play advantages in the first period and would outscore the Chiefs 16-6 in the first 20 minutes. Michaluk blocked 15 of those attempts, with Logan Stankoven giving the Blazers the first goal of the game on a power play count at 3:12 into the game.

Spokane would come out in the second and get a few rushes to the Blazer end, but the closest the Chiefs would come to score would be a Reed Jacobson shot that rang the post that would have tied the game at one. Michaluk once again stopped 15 Blazer shots, but once again Stankoven found the net as he scored on a rebound at 18:17 to give Kamloops a 2-0 lead going into the third. Spokane was outshot 32-11 in 2 periods, but Michaluk kept the Chiefs in the game as the club hoped to start the offense in the final period.

Stankoven would have other ideas as he beat the Chiefs defense at the blue line and went in and scored on a partial breakaway at 5:59 of the final quarter to put Kamloops in control at 3-0. Spokane’s offense outshot the Blazers 9-8 in the third, but the Chiefs had to kill 4 Kamloops power plays in the period, which limited the club’s ability to generate more offense. The Chiefs had a few powerplays, but the first lasted just 12 seconds as Spokane took back-to-back penalties to nullify that opportunity. Spokane would then squash their second chance in less than a minute with another penalty. Blazers goaltender Dylan Garand stopped 20 Spokane shots en route to his second shutout of the series as Kamloops advanced to the Western semifinals with a 3-0 victory.

The loss ended a Chiefs season that started disappointingly, saw the club struggle at the bottom of the Western Conference in late January, which would lead to the departure of head coach Adam Maglio. Assistant Ryan Smith would take over and the club would respond, playing just one game under .500 in the past two months to finish 7th in the West and make the postseason. It was a great recovery from what could have been the worst season in franchise history. Spokane was able to recover and begin to build a future that looks bright for next year and beyond.

Friday’s fourth game ended the careers of 20-year-old Bear Hughes and Nick McCarry. Hughes, who grew up watching the Chiefs grow in Post Falls, would finish as the Chiefs’ leading scorer this season with 67 points. McCarry, who was acquired from Kamloops at the trade deadline, was the club’s second-leading scorer with 63. Closing those gaps in offensive production and leadership will be a major focus for the team heading into the next year. The club also had five 19-year-olds this season, forwards Reed Jacobson, Erik Atchison and Cade Hayes, as well as defenders Mac Gross and Raegan Wiles. Spokane can only keep three next season, so at least two of those players also played their last games as Chiefs. The team has a number of upcoming 16-year-olds who should be able to make the team next season, so Spokane can only keep two 20-year-olds like they have this season.

The group of forwards next year will be led by Chase Bertholet, who was acquired from Winnipeg in the Jack Finley trade in December. Bertholet tied for the team lead with Hughes in goals with 24, and finished third with 58 points. Number one overall pick Berkly Catton represented his team well during his 15-year season and played second-row minutes in his first playoff series. Catton and Bertholet together the next 2 seasons is reason enough to be excited about the Chiefs’ future. Besides Bertholet, returning 19-year-olds include forwards Blake Swetlikoff, Ty Cheveldayoff, Grady Lane and import Yannick Proske. Defenders Graham Sward and import Timafey Kovgoreniya are the two 19-year-olds due to return. The Chiefs’ new general manager will have some interesting decisions to make on whether to bring back the two imports to Proske and Kovgoreniya, just one, or a new pair of imports for next season. The returning group of 19 will need to take the next steps in their games for Spokane to improve in the standings in a fiercely competitive U.S. Division next season.

The 18-year-old squad returns to forwards Carter Streek and Michael Cicek, who both struggled with injuries in the latter part of the season. Defenders Logan Cunningham and Brayden Crampton have both had plenty of playing time and should be ready to step into their roles next year. The 17-year-olds will include forwards Jake Gudelj and Kooper Gizowski and defender Saige Weinstein. Copper Michaluk, who was superb in net for the Chiefs in Game 4, made a strong statement to come on as a backup for starter Mason Beaupit, who will be back in net at 19 next season. Manny Panghli, who has supported Beaupit for much of this season, will struggle to maintain his role as a substitute if Michaluk proves to be just as good or better next year.

Many things can change on the list with trades starting in the year. This season, the Chiefs started with forwards Jack Finley, Luke Toporowski and Cordel Larson, all of whom were dealt before the trade deadline. Spokane will have a new general manager in place of Scott Carter, who resigned for health reasons. Whether Smith is back as head coach will depend on the new general manager, but my personal hope is that the club retains Smith. He did a tremendous job taking over from Adam Maglio and managed a last place club and took them to a tiebreaker to become the 6th place team in the West.

What excites me are this year’s draft picks who will likely be part of the club at 16 next year. Catton will definitely be a part of the club and is expected to be joined by fellow forward and second-round pick Luka Shcherbyna. Defensemen Nathan Mayes and Will McIsaac, the team’s 3rd and 4th round picks, have also seen action this year and have shown me enough that they should be part of the defensive rotation next season. It’s going to be an interesting offseason for the Chiefs, but there’s no doubt that this team is heading in the right direction with the playoff spot this year and the possibility of this young club being even younger next year is a possibility. real. Young, but talented, which means a bright future for the Chiefs heading into the 2022-23 season and beyond. It’s off-season and see you at camp at the end of August!

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Green Bay Packers 2022 NFL Draft Pick: Analysis for Each Selection – Green Bay Packers Blog https://golfclashgemmes.com/green-bay-packers-2022-nfl-draft-pick-analysis-for-each-selection-green-bay-packers-blog/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:54:31 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/green-bay-packers-2022-nfl-draft-pick-analysis-for-each-selection-green-bay-packers-blog/ GREEN BAY, Wis. — The 2022 NFL Draft runs Thursday through Saturday, and every Green Bay Packers draft pick will be analyzed here. The event takes place on the Las Vegas Strip, in the area adjacent to Caesars Forum, two years after its original date. The 2020 draft has been turned into a virtual event […]]]>

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The 2022 NFL Draft runs Thursday through Saturday, and every Green Bay Packers draft pick will be analyzed here.

The event takes place on the Las Vegas Strip, in the area adjacent to Caesars Forum, two years after its original date. The 2020 draft has been turned into a virtual event due to COVID-19.

Here’s a look at how each player Green Bay has selected will fit.


Round 1, No. 22 overall: dock walkerILB, Georgia

My opinion : Even though the Packers’ defense improved last season, they still had one glaring weakness: They allowed the third-most yards per carry last season (4.7). Walker could help. It also represents a continuous change in philosophy when it comes to the defensive midfield. For years, the Packers have tried to make do with midterm draft picks and moderately priced free agents at inside linebacker. But last year they brought in De’Vondre Campbell (and then gave him a five-year, $50 million deal to keep him this offseason) and now they’ve gone for a first-round inside linebacker for the first time since AJ Hawk. in 2005. For much of last season, the Packers’ second inside linebacker was Krys Barnes, an undrafted former free agent.

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Gutey likes D: It was Brian Gutekunst’s sixth first-round pick since becoming general manager in 2018, and fifth on the defensive side of the ball. They’ve all done pretty well — from cornerback Jaire Alexander in 2018 to outside linebacker Rashan Gary and safety Darnell Savage in 2019 and cornerback Eric Stokes last season. If you’re good at evaluating defense, why not play to your strengths?

Walker on Johnson: One of the biggest surprises of the day was that the Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson II was available. Projected by some as a top-10 pick, he was still around when the Packers picked Walker at age 22. way.


Round 1, No. 28 overall: Devonte WyattDT, Georgia

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My opinion : Anytime you can get one of the top players in their position so late in the first round, that’s a bonus. Wyatt was ranked second defensive tackle in Mel Kiper Jr.’s positional rankings, behind only his Georgia teammate, Jordan Davis, who went No. 13 to the Eagles. Overall, Kiper ranked Wyatt as his 30th overall prospect. He’s an experienced player, not a one-year-old wonder. He started 24 games over the past two seasons on his way to becoming a second-team All-American selection last season. The only snag might be his age. He is 24 years old and already has a lot of clichés in him. He played four years at Georgia after a stint in junior college. By comparison, when the Packers drafted Kenny Clark in 2016, he didn’t turn 21 until months into his rookie season.

No infringement for a WR: Say as much about Gutekunst, he won’t reach. Aaron Rodgers, during an appearance on The Pat McAfee during the draft, blurted out that the Packers had first-round ratings for just six receivers. All six had left before the Packers picked.

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It’s only the second time Gutekunst hasn’t traded in the first round. So does that mean a trade is coming tomorrow? He has three more picks tomorrow – 53 and 59 overall (second round pick) and 92 (third round). Maybe he could try to pass at the start of the second round. The next best receivers are probably unlikely – North Dakota State Christian Watsonwestern michigan Skyy Moore and Georgia George Pickens — will last until the Packers’ next pick.

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Live Blog, Updates, Score, Kevin De Bruyne, Karim Benzema, Video, Highlights, Latest https://golfclashgemmes.com/live-blog-updates-score-kevin-de-bruyne-karim-benzema-video-highlights-latest/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 02:44:00 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/live-blog-updates-score-kevin-de-bruyne-karim-benzema-video-highlights-latest/ Manchester City have a slim lead to defend in their Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid after winning a thrilling first leg 4-3 at the Etihad on Wednesday (AEST). The English champions may regret not killing off the 13-time winners after taking a two-goal lead on three occasions. Watch the best footballers in […]]]>

Manchester City have a slim lead to defend in their Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid after winning a thrilling first leg 4-3 at the Etihad on Wednesday (AEST).

The English champions may regret not killing off the 13-time winners after taking a two-goal lead on three occasions.

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Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva were all in for Pep Guardiola’s men, who should have scored a lot more.

But Karim Benzema’s brace and a brilliant individual effort from Vinicius Junior gave Madrid hope for another famous Champions League fight at the Santiago Bernabeu on May 4.

Guardiola lamented letting Liverpool escape ‘alive’ in the Premier League title race after a 2-2 draw at the Etihad nine days ago and will have similar regrets after a searing opener that could have see City go up 4-0 in half an hour.

Madrid were playing their 30th semi-final against City’s third, but the English giants lived up to their tag as pre-match favorites from the start.

Only 92 seconds had passed before Madrid’s rearguard was pierced by Riyad Mahrez’s quick feet and De Bruyne’s perfect cross to duck and pass Thibaut Courtois.

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Guardiola has often been criticized for overthinking his team selection at the commercial end of the Champions League.

But his decision to break the mold of the past two seasons and play Jesus as a central striker was inspired as the Brazilian led Real’s tattered defence.

Jesus surged to make it 2-0 after just 10 minutes after David Alaba failed to manage De Bruyne’s cross.

The Spanish champions-elect were without Casemiro and his absence showed when City ran through midfield on the counterattack at will.

Guardiola was furious with Mahrez after selfishly crashing into the side netting with Foden waiting for the cross for a tap.

Moments later, it was Foden who was blamed for squandering a glorious chance when he drove another pinpoint De Bruyne through the ball.

Benzema brought Madrid back from the dead to defeat Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in the previous two rounds and again came to the rescue before half-time.

The Frenchman cushioned his 40th goal of the season on the center post of Ferland Mendy.

Still, Madrid’s good job of steadying the ship towards the end of the first half was undone in another slow start after the break.

Mahrez hit the post one-on-one with Courtois before Dani Carvajal blocked Foden’s follow-up down the line.

Benzema netted a brace against City. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Fernandinho was forced to replace the right-back after replacing the injured John Stones in the first half.

And the City captain had a major role to play in two goals in two minutes either way.

First, he picked Foden to restore City’s two-goal lead. But the 36-year-old showed his age as Vinicius sprinted past his fellow Brazilian from the halfway line before passing Ederson.

City continued to create chances at an alarming rate for Carlo Ancelotti, but it took something special when they finally got a fourth.

Oleksandr Zinchenko was fouled at the edge of the area, but Romanian referee Istvan Kovacs played the advantage and Silva crashed into the top corner.

Again City failed to put the tie to bed as Mahrez was inches away from finding the far corner from the tightest angles.

But there was a final twist eight minutes from time when Aymeric Laporte took care of inside the box.

Benzema was the coolest man in the stadium as he struck the spot-kick through the middle to leave the scoreless on the razor’s edge towards the Spanish capital.

STARTING ROSTERS

Manchester City: Ederson; Zinchenko, Laporte, Dias, Stones; Rodri, De Bruyne, B. Silva; Foden, Jesus, Mahrez

Real Madrid: Courteous; Mendy, Alaba, Militao, Carvajal; Kroos, Modric, Valverde; Vinicius, Benzema, Rodrygo

Follow Manchester City against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final below!

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Weather Blog: Temperatures below average, risk of frost this week https://golfclashgemmes.com/weather-blog-temperatures-below-average-risk-of-frost-this-week/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 13:36:00 +0000 https://golfclashgemmes.com/weather-blog-temperatures-below-average-risk-of-frost-this-week/ Thunderstorms and rain will continue on Monday before skies clear up in the evening giving way to much cooler air. INDIANAPOLIS – A cold front is moving across the state and has brought widespread rains and scattered storms. A few thunderstorms will continue throughout the morning with lightning, strong gusts of wind and heavy rain. […]]]>

Thunderstorms and rain will continue on Monday before skies clear up in the evening giving way to much cooler air.

INDIANAPOLIS – A cold front is moving across the state and has brought widespread rains and scattered storms. A few thunderstorms will continue throughout the morning with lightning, strong gusts of wind and heavy rain.

Persistent rain showers continue into the afternoon as cooler air takes over. Temperatures will remain steady in the upper 50s and low 60s through the afternoon as the rain subsides after 4 p.m.

Skies will clear tonight, and much cooler air will arrive.

Low temperatures drop into the upper 30s under generally clear skies. Scattered frost patches will be possible, especially in the northern part of the state.

An arctic air mass will be our dominant weather feature for the next few days as a weather system pauses over the Great Lakes region. We will see the sun return on Tuesday, but it will be a cool day with highs only in the mid 50s.

The risk of frost returns to the forecast as unseasonably cold air sets in. Low temperatures Wednesday and Thursday morning will be in the mid 30s with highs in the mid 50s. Any sensitive vegetation should be covered outside or brought inside if possible to reduce the risk of damage.

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