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‘Quality of our work environment is essential to increase staff motivation’ – police – The Malta Independent

The police have defended themselves against accusations raised by the Malta Police Union that some police stations are “horror houses” and “not adequate”, admitting however that the quality of the environment in which officers work is “essential to increase staff motivation”. The Malta Independent was seeking the reaction of the police after the union, for […]

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Gaming

Sony says Call of Duty is an ‘essential game’, Microsoft disagrees

Microsoft claims there’s nothing unique about Activision Blizzard games that’d make them a must-have for rival platforms. Microsoft is actively in the process of acquiring Activision/Blizzard, and with that acquisition comes questions regarding things like exclusivity and what Microsoft plans to do with popular franchises like Call of Duty. According to a response from Sony […]

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Gaming

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is An ‘Essential Game’ Series While Microsoft Argues It Ain’t

Image: Activision Microsoft, in a bid to downplay the possible ramifications of its attempted acquisition of Activision to various international regulating agencies, is arguing that the Call of Duty publisher it’s spending billions of dollars on doesn’t actually produce any games that could be considered “must haves.” Meanwhile, Sony is pushing back and explaining that […]

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US

The Essential Web3 Tools and Technologies Developers Must Know | HackerNoon

Web3 is the next iteration of the web. As opposed to Web1, which consisted of static web pages, and Web2, which brought us web apps and the web as a platform, Web3 consists of decentralized networks built on blockchains. There is a high demand for Web3 developers, as relatively few current developers are experts in […]

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Gaming

PS Plus August 2022 free PS4 and PS5 Essential games release time, date and FINAL warning

Another month, another excellent batch of free PS Plus games for subcribers. The August 2022 Essential games will be available to download from August 2 until September 6. Featuring Yakuza Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 and Little Nightmares, the games can be downloaded from around 10am BST UK time. As part of […]

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Finance

Boosting civic trust is essential to Latin American economic growth

The writer is chief economist at the Inter-American Development Bank Burdened with inflation, the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the fallout from the pandemic, the region of Latin America and the Caribbean is at a critical juncture. Without reforms, it could return to a lacklustre pre-pandemic growth rate of around 2.5 per cent, […]

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Entertainment

8 Essential Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies to Watch

If we’ve learned anything during Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 40-plus years in show business, it’s this — he’s one of the greatest action movie stars of all time. Between the big guns (his and the ones his characters wield) and the witty one-liners, his wham-bang movies helped make Schwarzenegger a Hollywood legend. Still, he also proved to […]

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Technology

Why Edge Devices are Essential to IIoT Applications

Digitalization in today’s global economy has become a necessity for modern manufacturing facilities. When running IIoT (industrial Internet of Things) applications, most—if not all—data needs to be collected, sorted, and analyzed in real time. To move between the cloud and local devices, an edge device is needed. These edge devices can transmit data between protocols […]

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Entertainment

5 Essential Paul Sorvino Movies to Watch After ‘Goodfellas’

Paul Sorvino is one of the legendary actors of his — or any — generation. The New York native started his career in the 1970s, gained a new level of fame as one of the stars of Goodfellas, and continued working until his death on July 25, 2022. Sorvino’s legacy will live on with Goodfellas; […]

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Travel

How do small towns get flights? Thanks to the Essential Air Service

If you look on a map, Page, Arizona, appears fairly remote. It’s surrounded by desert on the shores of Lake Powell, just across the border from Utah. By car, Page is about 4.5 hours from Las Vegas or Phoenix, the nearest big cities. And yet, this town with a population of around 7,500 has two daily flights […]