One Billion Rising hosts flash mob in San José

first_imgRelated posts:Pete Seeger, legendary folk singer, dies at 94 VIDEO: Thrill of victory, agony of defeat during France-Germany game New Costa Rican ambassador to US presents credentials at White House Presidents Obama, Solís meet in New York Throwing random flash mob dance parties was always a good time. Now it’s also a way to combat domestic violence.Scores of people flooded the Plaza de la Cultura in San José last Friday as part of One Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women. They formed a tight group in the middle of the square and began a synchronized dance, attracting hundreds of spectators over the next five minutes.“It’s not just us,” said Joan Dewar, representing Blooms, a women’s empowerment organization based in the Central Valley. “I saw last year on Facebook that the event was taking place around the world. We did a little one last year in Grecia, but this year it’s bigger, because we got together with the University of Peace.”Indeed, numerous organizations helped coordinate the flash mob, including UPEACE, Blooms, The Humanitarian Foundation of Costa Rica, and The International League of Women for Peace and Liberty. The event attracted such a varied group of people that many participants did not meet in person until minutes before the flash mob took place.One Billion Rising refers to the number of women expected to be victims of violence within their lifetimes. Founded by playwright Eve Ensler (author of “The Vagina Monologues”), One Billion Rising ballooned in the wake of the gang-rape of Jyoti Singh in Delhi, India, and last year events took place in more than 200 countries.“All of a sudden, the campaign got its voice,” said Dewar.When the dance ended in a hail of cheers, co-organizer Briana Cavion took a microphone and spoke to the crowd in Spanish and English.“We are united to say we will fight for equality for men and women together,” Cavion said. “Equality for all people, no matter what your country is.”Added Dewar: “I think next year will be even bigger.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s been almost four years since the release of Halo 5: Guardians and fans are eager for another dose of Master Chief. With Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference now in the rearview mirror, we now have a good idea of when we’ll be able to play Halo Infinite.Trusted Reviews has brought together all the juicy details you need to know about Halo Infinite from all the latest news, release date, gameplay, trailers and more following the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing.Halo Infinite news – 343 Industries provides a bunch of new details343 Industries has confirmed a number of Halo Infinite details in a blog post, including the fact that split-screen multiplayer is already “up-and-running” for the game.  All of the features unveiled at E3 2019 were broke down in a handy list you can check out below:Release date: Holiday 2020 release for the entire Xbox family of devices, including Project Scarlett and Windows PCsWhen does it take place in the universe: It follows the Master Chief’s story some time after Halo 5: Guardians’ conclusionLAN: Halo Infinite will support LANSplitscreen: Splitscreen is up and running internallyBack in Black: Black undersuits will be in the gameFlighting Programs: These opt-in flights will start small and slowly expand out until releasePC: Flighting may come a little bit later for PC players, but we’re treating it as a first-class citizenPlayer Customization: If you liked the level of armor customization options in Halo: Reach, you will be pleasedSR 152: Players who hit SR 152 in Halo 5: Guardians will receive a token of appreciation in Halo InfinitePro Team: There is an internal Pro Team for Halo InfiniteHalo Infinite trailer – how does it look?While it wasn’t quite the gameplay reveal some have been expecting – or just hoping for, Halo Infinite got an exciting cinematic trailer at the Microsoft E3 2019 conference:Halo Infinite news – Master Chief returned at E3 2019Microsoft’s E3 is now over and we found out a bit more about Halo Infinite but maybe not as much as we expected. A report before the event by Thurrott confirmed the game’s presence and suggested we would see the game in action.Unfortunately, there was no gameplay, so how Halo Infinite will differ from the rest of the series is still up in the air. What we did get was a new trailer running on Xbox 2 hardware. The new trailer revealed some details about how the next instalment of Halo will coincide with the newly revealed Project Scarlett console – as well as some interesting tidbits about what platforms it’ll be available on.What is Halo Infinite – is it actually Halo 6?With Halo Infinite, 343 Industries has upended traditional naming conventions for the main series of Halo – potentially marking a new beginning for the series. Halo Infinite will be the first main series Halo game without a number in the title since the first entry – Halo: Combat Evolved and Reach, which was technically a prequel. 343 Industries has put out some mixed signals about whether this means the game is just actually Halo 6 or if it is a bigger shift for the series. 343’s Jeff Easterling previously confirmed to Gamespot, “you should just consider it Halo 6. Don’t think of it as a weird prequel kind of thing. It’s the next story. It’s the next chapter in what is going on.”However, a 343 Industries blog post released to coincide with E3 2019 would suggest Halo Infinite is a new start. Halo Infinite is referred to as a “spiritual reboot” and “a perfect starting point for new players”. The studio does still insist “the universe will continue the continuity of Halo 5”. Related: Cyberpunk 2077Halo Infinite release date – when is it coming out?During the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference, we did get a more solid idea of when we will be able to play Halo Infinite. The game will release as a launch title for Project Scarlett during “Holiday 2020”.Holiday 2020 is maybe not the definitive answer we would have liked – for Halo Infinite or Xbox’s next-gen console. However, there was some speculation the game may sneak out this year – that rumour has now been dispelled.The Halo Infinite presentation also confirmed what we already knew. This will be the first instalment of Halo to launch on the PC alongside Microsoft’s console offering – it’ll be available on Project Scarlett and the Xbox One.As well as being available to purchase via traditional methods, it is expected Halo Infinite will be a featured game on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Play Anywhere. Microsoft also announced Xbox Game Pass for PC at the event – another platform we can expect to see Halo Infinite on.Halo Infinite gameplay – how does it play?We thought we may have more answers to this following E3 2019 but Microsoft’s conference came and went without a hint of Halo Infinite gameplay. The previous trailer showed off sprawling landscapes – potentially hinting towards a more open-world style of gameplay for Halo Infinite. We do know Halo Infinite will be running on 343 Industries’ new Slipstream engine and the stunning shots are likely there to show off the new engine’s next-gen chops.The E3 statement from 343 Industries features a lot of mentions of story, however. Story and open-world gameplay aren’t mutually exclusive – of course – but narrative-focused games are more traditionally known to be a tailored experience.What do you want to see from Halo Infinite? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter @trustedreviews or email the editor below. 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