‘Goodbye Dominic’ – St George’s Football Team Pen Tributes to Late Captain

first_img STUDENTS’ TRIBUTES “I’m sorry I didn’t get to tell you you’re someone I admired a lot and I always wanted to be like you in terms of academics and your playing style. Love you, Dominic Alessandro James,” shared Taffarel Hamilton. There were a few words of regret as well, as some wished for one more opportunity to see him face-to-face. “I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to tell you how much I love you and that I’ll do everything that I can just to see that angelic smile of yours. I’m elated to have met you and that we’ve had so much wonderful moments together,” wrote Alex Marshall. Others tried to console themselves with the fact that Dominic was no longer in pain and that he was in a better place. “Sometimes we all wonder why God takes the most beautiful souls, but do you ever notice when you pick a flower, you pick the most beautiful one? Well that’s you,” signed Jonathan and Matthew Wilson. It is clear that Dominic’s spirit will remain with this team. The hashtag #WEDOITFORDELLY has become a rallying cry for STGC as they continue their search for schoolboy football glory. And the young men gave the assurance that Dominic would never be forgotten. D’Andro Segre said, “His kind-hearted spirit will surely be missed and never forgotten,” while Romario Harding probably summed it up best: “Your spirit will always be with us. We never say DIE!! WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW!” It is amazing that one so young could leave such an indelible mark. The tears have not yet begun to dry after the death of Dominic Alessandro James, the unquestioned leader and captain of the St George’s College (STGC) Manning Cup team. On September 20, mere minutes into STGC’s match against Excelsior High, Dominic collapsed to the turf. Despite being rushed to hospital, it was to be the last time he featured on a football pitch. A promising footballer and bright young man had heard the final whistle. There is an archaic notion that boys aren’t supposed to cry. But there was not a dry eye at the mini-stadium that afternoon as players and officials from both teams openly wept. Since Dominic’s passing, the same young men he led out into battle in light blue and white have been expressing their love for him. Their words, printed in two pages of the Sunday Gleaner of September 25, a day before Dominic’s 19th birthday. The written expressions give real insight into the team, no, the family, of which Dominic was a major part; and perhaps he was its very core. In times of grief, words can prove insufficient to fully describe the emotions. But the team did its best to make sure the world knew how they truly felt. Teammates described ‘Delly Ranks’, as Dominic was affectionately known, as a “role model”, “a loving brother”, “a motivator”, and “a wonderful leader”. In a day and age when young men are accused of shying away from their feelings, several members of the team openly expressed how they loved Dominic. “You’ve been a great friend, brother, and leader. I love you and I miss you,” wrote Damani Harris. Paul Young Jr echoed those sentiments when he penned, “Words cannot truly express how I feel about you. I will always love you, Dominic Alessandro.” Others expressed admiration for how Dominic carried himself.last_img read more

Justin Trudeau just did a push-up to challenge the Obamas and the Royal Family–but why?

first_imgIf you’re not sure as to why your social media account is flooded with the news of a certain ‘feud’ between the Obamas and The Royal Family–let us break it down for you.The above-mentioned feud which is quite hilarious to say the least, has been spurred due to an event called The Invictus Games.The Invictus Games which have been brainwired by Prince Harry is an international Paralympic-style event, that includes games like Wheelchair basketball, Sitting volleyball and Indoor rowing designed especially for the wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel.All set to hold its second edition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida from 8-12 May 2016, the games have found a rather unique and powerful slew of supporters in the Obamas, The British Royal Family, of course–and now the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.With Canada being announced as the venue for the 2017 edition of the Invictus Games, Trudeau has jumped in what can be termed as the most high-profile banter the world has ever witnessed.Posted through the Canadian PM’s official Twitter account, a video starring Trudeau begins with him being his usual charming self and saying, “Oh hey, I just thought I’d show our friends in the U.S. and the U.K. how Canada brings it.” Post which he ditches the chair, goes down for a pushup and says, “Boom.”Dear @POTUS, @FLOTUS and @KensingtonRoyal – did someone say “bring it?” Canada’s ready for @InvictusOrlando.https://t.co/TxBAMPvTYs Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 2, 2016Trudeau’s video is in response to the very recent the Twitter ‘fight’ between Prince Harry and the Obamas.advertisementThe world had a good laugh with US President Barack Obama and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama posting a short video clip challenging Prince Harry for the upcoming games at Orlando–that also featured Obama’s now-famous ‘mic-drop’ gesture.”Hey, @KensingtonRoyal! Are you ready for @InvictusOrlando? Game on.”Hey, @KensingtonRoyal! Are you ready for @InvictusOrlando? Game on. pic.twitter.com/S34KrEv5Is The First Lady (@FLOTUS) April 29, 2016Things got rather royal when Prince Harry decided to respond with the Queen by his side. In a video posted through Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account, Prince Harry and the Queen are seen smirking to the video posted by Michelle Obama, with the Queen even going all, “Oh really, please!”Unfortunately for you @FLOTUS and @POTUS I wasn’t alone when you sent me that video ?? – H.https://t.co/sjfSQvkzb6 Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 29, 2016last_img read more

Sorry Fire Emblem Warriors Super Mario Odyssey is Here

first_imgStay on target Fire Emblem Warriors, the next big Nintendo Switch game, is here! While a proper entry in the strategy RPG series is slated to hit the console/handheld hybrid next year, right now Switch owners can play this Dynasty Warriors-inspired spin-off featuring all their favorite tactic waifus and husbandos. We just got the game here at Geek.com, so why aren’t we really reviewing it? Well, we’re just too busy with the next next big Nintendo Switch game: Super Mario Odyssey.Until next Thursday, all we can say about Super Mario Odyssey is that we have it and are playing it. But as you might expect, Mario’s biggest 3D adventure yet has been devouring all of our attention when it comes to gaming and specifically gaming on Nintendo Switch. That’s left us with little time to test out the Marth musou mashup of Fire Emblem Warriors.Granted, this is totally an inside baseball problem. While those of us in the gaming press got both codes at once, consumers will have a little more breathing room. Fire Emblem Warriors is out today whereas Super Mario Odyssey doesn’t drop until next Friday. That gives you a week to get the anime sword-swinging out of your system before heading over to New Donk City.AdChoices广告Still, putting out Fire Emblem Warriors so close to Super Mario Odyssey feels like a mistake, almost like the game is being sent out to die. Fire Emblem isn’t nearly as niche as it used to be, but it’s still not nearly as big as Mario. I understand Nintendo wants to get as many high-profile Switch games on store shelves as possible before the holiday shopping season. But the spacing still seems too close. There’s also a New Nintendo 3DS version of Fire Emblem Warriors but given how well Hyrule Warriors ran on 3DS compared to Wii U, Nintendo probably won’t mind if you just forgot that version existed.Throughout the year Nintendo has been great about putting out one huge first-party Switch game every month, from ports like Mario Kart and Pokken to new games like Arms and Splatoon 2. In Japan, Fire Emblem Warriors fit in the schedule since it released at the end of September. Maybe localization efforts prevented a simultaneous worldwide release, but even just having a two-week gap between this and Mario seems preferable to a mere one-week gap.But despite all this, I have managed to play a little Fire Emblem Warriors in-between all the Mario hat hi-jinx. It’s not enough for a fair review, but I might as well tell you what I think so far while you’re here. First off, the game looks gorgeous, like the high-quality cutscenes of the 3DS games but playable. Being able to choose between 1080p 30fps or 720p 60fps is an appreciated touch. And while the voice acting is straight-up anime dub obnoxious, the sheer amount of it gives the game a nice level of production value.Again, I’ve yet to play much of this game, so right now the gameplay has just consisted of the brainless slashing combat, crowd-management, and territory control of other musou games. The different characters (mostly taken from recent hits Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates) play somewhat differently depending on their class. Shooting hordes of dudes on-foot with a bow as Takumi doesn’t feel like swinging Camilla’s axe from the back of a dragon. And characters have splashy combos and super attacks that even include the zoom-in on the focused steely eyes from traditional Fire Emblem.But what will really make or break Fire Emblem Warriors for me is how much of traditional Fire Emblem intelligence shows up in-between the dumb brawls. The menus all look and sound right, and there are options for classic Fire Emblem permadeath. The weapon triangle still plays a role. As you swap between different characters on the battlefield, leveling up every so often, you can also link them together, although it unfortunately doesn’t lead to a marriage. But while the game does apparently have some of the larger macro turn-based strategy elements that make Fire Emblem so beloved, I’ve yet to encounter them in my admittedly super brief playtime.Fire Emblem Warriors also just represents some recent Nintendo trends I’m not super thrilled about. Fire Emblem Awakening was utterly incredible, and I’m as happy about its success saving the franchise as anyone. But Nintendo’s tripling down on the series since then has looked a little desperate. Three versions of Fire Emblem Fates! Fire Emblem mobile! Way more obnoxious anime horniness! Super expensive collector’s edition with loads of DLC!Also, both this and Hyrule Warriors lean on fan service to compensate for how the simplistic gameplay of Dynasty Warriors just doesn’t compare to the deep action-adventure and strategy gameplay of The Legend of Zelda and Fire Emblem, respectively. While those worlds and characters are great, I’d hate for the lesson from these spin-offs to be that fans care more about that set-dressing than what really makes those games so good, at least in my opinion.However, I must stress that I haven’t played nearly enough Fire Emblem Warriors to deliver anything close to a final verdict. So if you’re still interested, seek out writers who have. Meanwhile, I’m going to go play more Super Mario Odyssey.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/51. Mario can capture the souls of the living in fake New York and fake Mexico in Super Mario Odyssey.2. FIFA 18 on Switch is a soccer sim for the home and on the go.3. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is an X-COM-style strategy game featuring two franchises you’d never think would cross over.4. Salmon Run is the new co-op mode in Nintendo’s paintball team shooter Splatoon 2.5. Fire Emblem Warriors is Dynasty Warriors but with all of your favorite anime husbands and wives.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch last_img read more