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ITV News reporter erupts at hecklers in foul-mouthed rant – 'Gonna bang you out!'

ITV News reporter erupts at hecklers in foul-mouthed rant - 'Gonna bang you out!'

The ImJustBrum video was shared on Twitter by Luke Addis.

Later, he says “Why don’t you go and get a job and then I’ll come behind you and start being an idiot” while dancing a jig.

Mr Watkinson continued: “Where do you work? Footlocker? Or McDonald’s?

“Mate how about sorry for trying to mess up my work? How about that? Do you know how hard it is to broadcast live to half a million people? Do you know how hard it is to concentrate?

“It’s quite hard, without someone in the background going ‘Ooh I’m on TV!’”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

Introducing the Designed for Xbox Limited Series Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headphones

At Xbox, we believe providing choice to our players is critical in delivering quality gaming experiences across all our products and services. We know how important immersive audio is to keep you connected and being connected is more important now than ever. Whether you are gaming with your friends around the world, listening to your favorite music, talking on a conference call for work, or bingeing the latest shows, audio plays a vital role in your everyday experiences. While we currently offer a wide range of first and third party headsets for all types of gamers including the new Xbox Wireless Headset, we see an opportunity to deliver even more experiences through the Designed for Xbox program. 

Today, we are thrilled to introduce the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Wireless Headphones for Xbox. Beoplay Portal is the perfect combination of technology, design and craftsmanship providing an immaculate audio experience for gaming and everyday activities. It is the first product for the Designed for Xbox Limited Series program, intended to bring premium and bespoke experiences to our Xbox fans.

Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay Portal Wireless Headphones for Xbox are available in Black Anthracite, Grey Mist, and Navy Brass and can be pre-ordered starting today in select markets.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headphones

Engineered for gaming, designed for life.

Beoplay Portal has a sophisticated aesthetic and can be used in any situation, while offering easy access to dedicated gaming features. Customize the game/chat balance, mute, and volume directly on the headset itself or from the Bang & Olufsen audio app. You can easily connect to your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One with lossless 2.4GHz Xbox Wireless connectivity built in. Beoplay Portal is also compatible with PC and mobile devices with Bluetooth 5.1 and aptX Adaptive, allowing you to take immersive audio on the go. Charging is quick and gets you back in the game within 3 hours. Beoplay Portal offers 12 hours of battery life when using Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth and active noise-cancellation, and 24 hours when only using Bluetooth and active-noise cancellation.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headphones

With the introduction of a virtual boom arm, Beoplay Portal offers reliable microphone performance without the intrusive design of a physical boom arm. An array of directional, beamforming microphones isolate and amplify your voice while cancelling out background noise for crystal clear conversations. The modern design of the virtual boom arm along with Bluetooth 5.1 makes this headset perfect for listening to music or taking calls on the go.

Gamers who purchase Beoplay Portal can use the Bang & Olufsen audio app, available on iOS or Android, to fine-tune their audio experience. The app allows users to quickly swap between pre-set game modes, like RPG or FPS, adjust adaptive active noise-cancellation, mic monitoring, mic tone and game/chat balance. You can also customize your own personal audio mix by balancing audio tones between bright, relaxed, energetic, and warm, and many other options for a personalized audio experience. With Bluetooth, the app will automatically adjust to entertainment and travel preset modes. The app also ensures you have the latest software for your headphones and updating is quick and simple.

A sleek and sophisticated design for gamers.

Beoplay Portal combines Scandinavian design values with the world of gaming. Designed by Jakob Wagner in partnership with Bang & Olufsen’s design team, contemporary design aesthetics can be seen in features like gradient anodization on the aluminum earcups, unparalleled craftsmanship and quality materials. The lambskin ear cushions with built-in jaw support ensure great sound isolation and fully immersive audio. Chosen for durability and breathability, the Beoplay Portal features calfskin leather on the exterior headband with bamboo fiber textile on the inside band, and the cushions on top of the headband relieve any sort of fatigue you might find from long-term wear. The headset is extremely lightweight, at only 9.9 ounces (282 grams), making it ideal for gaming and travel.

The earcups have capacitive touch controls for easy access to volume and game/chat balance. Swipe up or down on the back of the earcup to adjust volume on the right and game/chat balance on the left. A quick double tap mutes your microphone, and another brings you back to chat. When using Bluetooth, a quick adjustment in the app allows the left ear cup to control ANC and own-voice balance.

Renowned Bang & Olufsen sound makes its way to gaming.

Bang & Olufsen are world leaders in both sound and design and are now bringing their legendary audio expertise to Xbox with the Beoplay Portal Headphones. Based out of Denmark, they have been developing audio solutions for over 95 years and have been continuously raising the bar in audio innovation across multiple categories. While many are familiar with Bang & Olufsen sound quality through their world-renowned speakers, headphones, or TVs, this is the first time they set out to build a gaming-first audio device.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headphones

Beoplay Portal has been tuned by acclaimed acousticians for the most immersive and precise gaming audio. Experience your favorite games like never before with its engaging, sensorial audio and hear the subtlest of sounds you did not even know existed. Beoplay Portal comes with a pre-activated Dolby Atmos for Headphones service and is compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and mobile devices.

Designed for Xbox Limited Series

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal is the first Designed for Xbox Limited Series product in our program. Marked by a Designed for Xbox Limited Series badge on the lower right-hand corner of the box, this new category of licensed products ensures premium product quality and design. Limited Series products will also boast a custom-made feature set designed specifically for Xbox that will take your gaming experience to the next level.

Pricing and availability

We’re excited for you to experience the thoughtful combination of immersive sound, timeless design and the unrivalled craftsmanship that is Bang & Olufsen. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal Headphones for Xbox will be available starting at $ 499.00 USD from select Microsoft Store markets worldwide, Bang & Olufsen and other participating retailers. See below for availability details:

Microsoft Store: U.S and Canada

  • Black Anthracite: Available for purchase today
  • Grey Mist: Pre-order today, ships in May
  • Navy Brass: Pre-order today, ships in May

For all other markets, check xbox.com or your local gaming retailer for availability.

Alex Nunn, Sr. Business and Strategy Lead, Designed for Xbox

Going out with a bang: Lionel Messi’s astounding goal can’t save Barcelona as he follows Cristiano Ronaldo out of Champions League

Going out with a bang: Lionel Messi’s astounding goal can’t save Barcelona as he follows Cristiano Ronaldo out of Champions League

Lionel Messi scored an astonishing goal and had a penalty saved as Barcelona bowed out of the Champions League at the round of 16 stage, although the manner of Barca’s defeat could say something about his future at the club.

For all the pre-match talk of the epic tie between Barcelona and Paris in 2017, when Barca overcame a 4-0 deficit from the first leg to win 6-1 in the return and go through, the task ahead of them seemed almost impossible after a 4-1 mauling at the Camp Nou three weeks ago when the Spanish giants had looked almost as listless as they did in the latter stages of the tournament last season.

Barcelona made a bright start at the Parc des Princes and were unfortunate to go behind against the run of play, Kylian Mbappe confidently converting a 31st-minute penalty following a highly contentious refereeing decision over a supposed foul that no-one had spotted.

Just when the visitors looked to have no chance after going 5-1 down on aggregate, Messi took matters into his own hands. Even by his standards, the pass he received from Jordi Alba just inside the Paris half appeared an opportunity to start stringing a move together rather than go for goal himself.

Striding forward in a manner that suggested he had been stung into an emergency intervention by Mbappe’s goal, Messi hammered an unstoppable shot beyond Keylor Navas – the official Player of the Match – and into the right-hand corner of the hopelessly beaten goalkeeper’s net from way outside the penalty area.

The venom and power of the strike was spectacular to watch. Then, just before half-time, the moment arrived that could have changed the course of the overall contest.

After Barcelona were awarded a penalty of their own, Messi stepped up with the memory of his perfect penalty in the first leg fresh in the mind, making the prospect of his side moving within two goals of PSG seem little more than a formality.

Navas had other ideas, producing a fine save to his right that had the necessary conviction to deflect the strike on to the crossbar and away, ensuring the French champions maintained their three-goal cushion ahead of the second half.

Although Barcelona had the momentum on the night, the remainder of the game was altogether calmer, offering few near-misses like the one from which 20-year-old US international winger Sergino Dest had earlier hit the crossbar via a fingertip Navas save.

For a team that had gone out at the first knockout stage for the first time since 2007, the sense of positivity after the draw seemed curious and understandable: for the first match among Europe’s elite in some time, Barcelona had looked better than opponents who were Champions League heavyweights and, with the likes of Dest and 18-year-old Pedri within their ranks, shown that their new, young talents can potentially hold their own and herald a brighter future.

The fact that there had been genuine hope for Barcelona as a result of their first-half performance was creditable. There was only a modest amount of trudgery to Messi’s departure from the pitch after the final whistle had blown, sharing hugs, grins and, at worst, rueful smiles.

Whether that was down to the aggregate result failing to surprise him or a genuine sense of promise about his team-mates will no doubt be long-debated for months to come, but Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was certainly keen to use the result as an advert to try to persuade Messi to renew his contract at the end of this season.

“Leo has seen for quite some time that the team is improving thanks to all the changes we’ve made,” said the Dutchman, who is attempting a rebuilding project and faces the painful risk of losing Messi to the likes of Manchester City during the close season.

“Particularly, we have young players of great quality. We’ve got a great future ahead. Leo can’t have any doubts about what the future holds for this team.”

A dominant draw against a Paris team who were already 4-1 up before kick-off could be viewed as a false dawn for those kind of claims, although it would have been a high-profile blow to Barcelona’s chances of keeping Messi had they capitulated, and there will be arguments that his unsuccessful penalty could have inspired a sensational comeback.

That still seems fanciful given how willing Paris were on the break, almost scoring again towards the end through Mbappe, whose finishing let him down when he had worked his way through to a clear run on goal thanks to his blistering speed and skill.
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The absence of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo from the Champions League quarterfinals is a shame for neutral viewers and the first time they have both failed to feature in the final eight of the competition since 2005.

Mbappe and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland can now stake a real claim to be imminent successors to Messi and Ronaldo by shining during the remaining stages of the competition.

There are certain to be counter-arguments that the vastly more experienced pair are simply at the wrong clubs rather than on the wane. Barcelona, at least, will be relieved that they can make a case for Messi to believe in their potential after a second leg that was hugely improved, if not a statement of intent for future seasons.
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