Nikke 2 Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Nikke 2 32 32 Every Video Game Referenced In Rick & Morty Season 6, Episode 3 Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:40:00 +0000

Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Rick and Morty Season 6, Episode 3!

rick and morty season 6, episode 3, “Bethic Twinstinct” features a B-story that involves Morty getting a new game system, with the episode referencing many real-world games and game genres. rick and morty is no stranger to pop culture references, with parodies of real-world movies, celebrities, and more being one of the most common forms of humor throughout the series. However, story B of rick and morty“Bethic Twinstict” is almost entirely dedicated to spoofing popular games, so here’s every game in the episode and what it refers to.


rick and morty has always been torn between doing one-off comedy episodes and canonical episodes that maintain continuity, but it looks like the show has finally found a balance in Season 6. rick and morty The canon and single episodes of Season 6 are now identical, with the season’s episodes featuring fun episodic ideas that also expand the plot. “Bethic Twinstinct” is the perfect example of this, as it continues the arc of Beth and Space Beth to its conclusion while also focusing on fun video game parodies.

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“Bethic Twinstinct” follows Beth and Space Beth developing a romantic relationship, causing all sorts of uncomfortable situations for the Smith family. When Summer and Morty find out, they decide to distract themselves from the bizarre circumstances by playing Morty’s new Game Pod XL, an alien gaming system known for its hyper-realistic video games. However, as Morty soon finds out, these “realistic” games aren’t all they’re made out to be.


Episode 2 of rick and morty heavily parodied die hard, and “Bethic Twinstinct” instantly reveals that the series will continue its pop culture parodies with Morty playing a clone of the classic Atari game Asteroids at the start of the episode. The version of Asteroids that’s on the Game Pod XL is very similar to the original, with its minimalist graphics and simple goal of blowing up asteroids. However, when Rick increases the game’s realism setting, all the asteroids disappear, with Morty soon realizing that the proximity of the asteroids is unrealistic, revealing that the Game Pod’s realism settings aren’t as good as he thought they would be. the origin.

street fighter

Next, Morty sees Rick and Summer playing a game called “Gettin’ To A Street Fight”, a clear parody of the arcade fighting game series. Street fighter. Rick’s character is a spin on Ryu while Summer’s character is clearly an homage to Blanka. Due to the realism of the Game Pod, this version of the game requires the player to play their character’s entire day, having to find the other character to engage in combat. Rick also mentions that a fight isn’t even guaranteed, which adds to the hilarity of the bizarre joke.

Final Fantasy VII

After discovering that Beth and Space Beth are in a relationship, Morty and Summer can be seen playing a parody of Final Fantasy VII, the 1997 turn-based RPG. This version of the game still has protagonist Cloud Strife, except his Buster Sword is too heavy to lift. A large number of Final Fantasy VIIMechanics are referenced, such as the game’s Limit Gauge.

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Visual novels

Beth and Space Beth’s relationship has been revealed to everyone but Jerry at this point in the episode, and in order to keep Jerry from finding out about the affair, the kids decide to distract him with a game. Morty accidentally activates” Hide the Affair”, a romantic visual novel game where the user takes on the role of a wife who cheats on her husband. Although “Hide the Affair” is not a direct reference to any particular video game, it is a parody of the visual novel genre of games. Visual novels are story-based games that often combine frequent dialogue with a series of static images, with gameplay revolving around various choices the player must make. Phoenix Wright: Ace Lawyer and Doki Doki Literature Club are some of the most popular examples of the genre, but romantic visual novel examples are incredibly prevalent online. Jerry’s arc in rick and morty has already covered his issues with Beth, and while it initially seems that Summer and Morty managed to hide Beth’s affair by activating “Hide the Affair”, it ultimately doesn’t work.

Text Games

The final Game Pod XL game in “Bethic Twinstinct” is played by Rick, Morty and Summer. The game follows the player character as they attempt to escape the forest, though Rick doesn’t quite succeed. Text-based games are one of the oldest genres, with a format that involves the user typing actions to advance. The Oregon Trail and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy are some of the most popular examples of classic text games. When you play the game in rick and mortythe game randomly adds vampires and airports, referencing the difficulty that exists in many text-based games. rick and morty season 6, episode 3 references tons of video games, from modern games to the roots of gaming.

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]]> Slough council called for scrapping ‘unfair’ bin charges Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 PROPOSED charges for new wheelie bins ‘unfairly penalize’ households, Slough Labor backbenchers say as they call on the council to scrap the plans.

The new fees for residents wishing to replace their gray (waste) or red (recycling) binswhich are between £37 (180L) and £370 (1110L), will see this take effect from November 1, 2022, if the cabinet agrees this week,

It could bring in £40,000 a year for Slough Borough Councilwho must find new revenue and make major cuts in order to save £20m every year until 2029.

The proposed fee will not affect residents who already have a bin, only those who want a new or replacement one.

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Slough Council is also considering introducing fortnightly waste collection to save around £705,000 a year and increase the town’s low recycling rate from 28% to around 40%.

In a site review meeting, Cllr Gurdeep S. Grewal (Lab: Upton) disagreed with the proposed fee, saying it should be included in council tax, citing some advice , like Ealing, do not charge for new bins.

Speaking at Tuesday’s meeting, he said it would ‘unfairly penalize’ properties on the street, who are more at risk of their gray or red bins being damaged or stolen and may not be able to afford a new one. bac.

Cllr Grewal said: “Why are we paying £3,000 [a year] in council tax if we charge an extra £45 for a new bin? What is actually included in the council tax apart from the collection? »

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“If a truck recovering a gray or red bin damages it in any way, why is the citizen responsible? It is said in the policy,” he added.

Council officers say if their refuse vehicles damage residents’ bins the local authority will provide a new one free of charge.

With the council soon introducing a £50 charge for people wanting to join their green waste collection scheme, questions have been raised about a reduction that could be introduced for state pensioners.

The meeting heard that people can opt out of the service and find other services to pick up their garden waste, share a green bin with someone else or bring it themselves to the waste recycling center for free housekeepers of Chalvey.

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Alongside the proposed bin fee, Slough, like other councils, wants to introduce a fee for people wishing to dispose of their do-it-yourself waste, such as fence panels, kitchen sinks, gravel, etc., at the tip by Chalvey.

Councilors feared people would dump their rubbish elsewhere or burn it in their gardens, creating a fire hazard and affecting air quality.

But state-resident agents don’t tend to tip and are usually hired by unlicensed traders. Experiences from other local authorities show that charges do not lead to a large increase in the number of people burning their waste.

Senior councilors have been urged to scrap gray and red bin fees and introduce a green waste collection discount for state pensioners. This will be debated at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday where a final decision will be made.

Twitch is changing its revenue split for its biggest streamers starting in 2023 Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:00:34 +0000

Streaming platform Twitch has announced changes to its revenue system that will take effect from next year, with the new update affecting some of its biggest streamers. Twitch’s current revenue model operates on a 50/50 split between partner streamers and the platform when it comes to paid subscriptions, while heavy streamers get a more generous 70/30 split.

This will change in June 2023, as streamers will be able to keep 70% of subscription revenue on the first $100,000 earned, and the share will then revert to a 50/50 split. The new threshold will impact the top 10% of Twitch streamers, and one of the reasons for the policy change is due to an increase in the cost of video hosting, according to a blog post by Twitch President Dan Clancy.

“Delivering high-definition, low-latency, always-on live video to almost any corner of the world is expensive,” Clancy wrote. “Using published rates for Amazon Web Services’ Interactive Video Service (IVS) – which is essentially Twitch video – the live video costs for a 100 CCU streamer streaming 200 hours per month is over 1000 $ per month usually talk about it because, frankly, you shouldn’t have to think about it, we’d rather you focus on what you do best.

It should be noted that Amazon owns Twitch, having acquired it in 2014 for around $970 million in cash. The rest of the Twitch streaming community will be largely unaffected by this update, which has standard deals with premium subscription terms.

Twitch has had a rocky year so far, losing big-name streamers like Myth and LilyPichu while facing an ultimatum from big-name streamers like Pokimane, Mizkif, and Devin Nash to crack down on online gaming content. In an update to its partner program last month, Twitch changed its exclusivity agreement and now allows content creators to stream on other platforms.

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Twitch to ban crypto-gaming live streams after backlash Wed, 21 Sep 2022 03:45:16 +0000

Twitch will ban controversial crypto gambling live streams after a backlash against recent multi-million dollar sponsorship deals enjoyed by top Twitch personalities.

Twitch, which is owned by Inc., will ban live gambling sites like, Rollbit and that “are not licensed in the United States or other jurisdictions that offer protection sufficient from consumers,” Twitch said in a statement posted to Twitter., the most popular of these sites, is licensed in Curacao. The ban goes into effect on October 18.

“While we prohibit the sharing of links or referral codes to any sites that include slots, roulette or dice games, we have seen some people circumvent these rules and expose our community to potential harm” , the statement said.

Watching streamers play is almost as popular as watching players play Fortnite on Twitch, according to data from TwitchTracker. At any one time, over 50,000 people are watching Twitch celebrities play slots, Blackjack and other games of chance, mostly playing with cryptocurrencies like Ether and Bitcoin. Sites like sponsor top influencers for more than $1 million a month, according to one streamer.

Streamers and Twitch fans have spoken out against gambling livestreams. This week, several prominent Twitch figures threatened to stop live streaming on Twitch if Twitch did not take action on the game. Some fans have become addicted to crypto gambling after seeing their favorite streamers participate, Bloomberg reported. .

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Chatham Colored All-Stars Introduced to New Generation via MLB The Show Video Game Tue, 20 Sep 2022 21:56:08 +0000

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Gaming technology introduces the Chatham Colored All-Stars baseball team to a new generation of fans.

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OLG (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society have teamed up with game developers to help create a digitized version of the Chatham Colored All-Stars 1934, the first black baseball team players to win an Ontario Baseball Association championship.

The Chatham Colored All-Stars are now integrated into the MLB The Show video game as a playable team, said Tony Bitonti, director of media relations for OLG.

There will be a chance to preview the video game on Saturday when a Field of Honor charity baseball game honoring the Chatham Colored All-Stars takes place at Fergie Jenkins Field at Rotary Park in Chatham.

Noting that OLG “always wants to be part of the community,” Bitonti said the company was working with an agency on different ways to give back to communities and the 1934 Chatham Colored All-Stars story came to light.

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“We found a compelling story that they first won their championship in 1934, broke color barriers and persevered through incredible odds,” he said.

It’s well documented, the many forms of bias endured by the team.

“The time they were playing was not the best for our country, for our province, for the world. . . so for them to persevere and come out champions was amazing,” Bitonti said.

He said they were brainstorming ideas and someone suggested “it would be cool if we could recreate the team”.

The idea germinated to recreate the team for a video game, he added.

Bitonti said OLG got Major League Baseball’s blessing for the project.

This photo shows part of the process of scanning Wilfred 'Boomer' Harding, a member of the 1934 OBA Champion Chatham Colored All-Stars, to be part of a virtual team that is now integrated as a playable team in the MLB The Show video game.  (Handout)
This photo shows part of the process of scanning Wilfred ‘Boomer’ Harding, a member of the 1934 OBA Champion Chatham Colored All-Stars, to be part of a virtual team that is now integrated as a playable team in the MLB The Show video game. (Handout)

“We worked with game developers who recreated the team through images and recreated their uniforms and the 1934 pitch,” he added.

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He said OLG also worked with the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society, which was thrilled and got the team members’ descendants on board.

The team is probably well known in Chatham-Kent, “but how well known are they in the whole province?” said Bitonti.

“We want to bring attention to baseball legends and allow their memory to live on with the next generation,” he added.

MLB Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins, who will be in attendance at Saturday’s Field of Honor event, is featured in a video promoting the team’s inclusion in the video game that will be among the pre-match events starting at 10:30 a.m.

Major League Ballball Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins watches in awe as he receives a preview of the digitized version of the 1934 Chatham Colored All-Stars OBA Champion, which is now incorporated as a playable team in the MLB video game The Show.  (Handout)
Major League Ballball Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins watches in awe as he receives a preview of the digitized version of the 1934 Chatham Colored All-Stars OBA Champion, which is now incorporated as a playable team in the MLB video game The Show. (Handout)

“I think it’s exceptional to see a team from the past play,” Jenkins says in the video as he gets a glimpse of the digitized version of the team.

Bitonti said Jenkins will sign autographs, but he’s unsure if the legendary pitcher will don a uniform and play.

The day will also include a “Golden Agers” baseball game, featuring players over 50, starting at 11 a.m.

An OLG check presentation at the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society will take place at 1 p.m., followed by a second baseball game for the “new generation”, featuring players aged 18 to 49, from 13 h 45.

“We are very excited and we are also very proud of it,” said Bitonti.

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UN General Assembly: 5 burning climate issues for world leaders gathered in New York Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:03:07 +0000

This week, more than 150 world leaders are expected in New York to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Named the “biggest diplomatic week of the year” by the UN, it serves as a unique forum for member states to discuss international issues.

Topics on the agenda are likely to include the ongoing war in Ukraine, soaring food and fuel prices – and climate change.

“The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during the assembly’s opening address.

“And yet, climate action is on the back burner – despite overwhelming public support around the world.”

He pointed out that this year has brought Europe worst heat wave since the Middle Ages, and a mega-drought in Chinain the United States and beyond, while famine “stalking the Horn of Africa”.

With the G20 emitting 80% of all greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel companies “reveling in hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies and windfall profits”, Guterres says it’s time to to intervene.

Here are five of the biggest climate conversations likely to top the UN General Assembly agenda.

5. Limit the Windfall Profits of Fossil Fuel Companies

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions, fossil fuel companies have posted record profits this year.

António Guterres called on all developed economies to tax the windfall profits of fossil fuel companies.

“These funds should be redirected in two ways: to countries experiencing loss and damage from the climate crisis and to people struggling with rising food and energy prices,” he said. he declares.

Some members have already introduced measures to try to redirect these funds to those most in need – including EU.

But opinions on how best to tax oil and gas windfall profits are deeply divided.

New British Prime Minister Liz Trusswho flew to UNGA on Monday night, ruled out the option as a way to fund his £2,500 (€2,860) energy price cap, opting instead to use government borrowing to make it happen.

4. Advocate for cleaner energy

In his opening remarks, the Secretary General also identified renewable energy as one of the “solutions leading to sustainable economic growth”.

“It generates more jobs, is already cheaper than fossil fuels, and is the pathway to energy security, stable prices and new industries,” he said.

Guterres added that developing countries need help to make this change in the form of international coalitions to ensure a just energy transition.

With fossil fuel prices so high, many see renewable energy as a vital investment to ensure secure and cheap energy sources in the future.

On Monday, 77th UNGA President Csaba Korosi said it was more important than ever to prioritize the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He thinks they should serve as a ‘to do list’ for world leaders

“Key transitions need to happen. To name but a few, a transition to a renewable energy base and to green, inclusive and digital economies, where food systems must also be transformed,” he said.

To do this, Korosi added, “We need a collective effort intelligently directed towards global goals.”

3. Funding for countries most vulnerable to climate change

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) says people in these climate-vulnerable nations are nearing their limit. During UNGA, they want governments to show leadership in securing loss and damage financing during the COP27 negotiations in November.

“We have no more time to waste – our islands are being hit by more severe and more frequent climate impacts and recovery is coming at the expense of our development,” says Ambassador Walton Webson, President of AOSIS.

The loss of gross domestic product (GDP) due to tropical cyclones now averages 3.7% per year for small island states. Webson’s home of Antigua and Barbuda is still picking up the pieces from hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. In total, this hurricane season alone cost the Caribbean a total of around 300 billion euros in damage.

“Where do we get the money to rebuild? Why do our islands, which contribute the least to the emissions at the origin of this crisis, have to pay a high price? Webson asks.

“During UNGA77, governments must come together and commit to getting it right for our climate-vulnerable countries at COP27 with strong support for loss and damage response funding.”

2. Keep global warming below 1.5C

At COP26 last year, UN member states pledged to “review and strengthen” their plans to reduce emissions and keep global warming below 1.5 C before the end of the century.

But so far very few major transmitters have done so, with lackluster updates from countries like Australia and the United Arab Emirates. The growing global energy crisis has put unexpected pressure on governments, with some turning to polluting fossil fuels as a way to keep the lights on this winter.

World leaders from Russia, China and India are also not expected to attend the UNGA, sending their foreign ministers instead.

As the deadline for including country plans in this year’s UN climate change progress report approaches September 23, we are likely to see a lot of talk about how to reduce emissions.

And with COP27 fast approaching, the UNGA will set the tone for negotiations in Egypt in November.

1. A legal obligation to protect populations from climate damage

Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, is trying to garner support for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to issue an advisory opinion on a country’s legal obligations to protect people from climate damage.

The idea started with a group of university students from the South Pacific islands. They campaigned in New York before the UNGA and now Vanuatu and its allies should call for the issue to be put to a vote at the assembly.

Although the advisory opinion of the ICJ is not binding, it has a certain legal weight and moral authority. These types of statements are often used to clarify laws on complex international issues.

If so, it would help clarify international laws regarding governments’ responsibilities to prevent climate change and could even make it a human rights issue.

Mizkif says Trainwreck should be banned as Twitch gaming feud gets personal Mon, 19 Sep 2022 22:57:51 +0000

With top Twitch streamers calling for gambling to be banned on the platform, Trainwreck and Mizkif threw serious allegations at each other during a Twitter feud.

On September 18, accusations emerged claiming Twitch partner SlikeR defrauded friends, viewers, and other streamers out of thousands of dollars over a two-year period. And in a live apology, SlikeR admitted to those accusations, saying the scams were the result of his severe gambling addiction.

Following this revelation, some of Twitch’s biggest creators – including Pokimane and Mizkif – called on Twitch to ban gambling on the platform. While many streamers rallied around this idea, others disagreed.

Most notably, streamer Twitch and big gamer Trainwreck took issue with the idea of ​​banning gambling from the streaming service. Viewers have seen Train win and lose millions – lose more than win – and he almost constantly advises his fans not to gamble.

Trainwreck and Mizkif get personal during gambling feud

The heated stances regarding the gambling issue became visceral after Asmongold called Twitch a “shame” for not banning SlikeR after news of his actions came to light.

Train responded, saying Asmon’s “buddies” are using the SlikeR situation to “twist” the narrative and “wage war” against him. He also said, “And we both know deep down why the insecure little man is doing this.” The “little man” presumably refers to the Mizkif.

In a now-deleted tweet, Mizkif responded by stating, “If we’re going to scam people for scamming others, shouldn’t we ban you for a dime a few years ago?” Jolt Coin is a cryptocurrency that Trainwreck was affiliated with in 2017.

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Mizkif’s now-deleted tweet suggesting Trainwreck should have been banned for its involvement in Jolt Coin

Trainwreck would respond with heavy allegations, stating, “Are you going to send Maya and Mitch to the railroad and blackmail me like you did with those girls to cover up all that sexual assault, goddamn it?”

He later clarified that Mizkif was not the assailant, but instead claimed that Miz “orchestrated the cover-ups for his friends”.

Mizkif would also clarify in his offline Twitch chat that Train was not accusing Miz of sexual assault. He wrote, “No, he’s talking about Slick” in one post and “When Maya and Mitch went to talk to Adrianna Lee” in another.

mizkif in offline chat

Although their online nicknames are similar, Mizkif refers to a streamer named CrazySlick. Adrianna Lee recounted an uncomfortable experience they had with Slick in a TwitLonger they posted in July 2021.

Mizkif has yet to respond to the allegations on Twitter, and Trainwreck has offered no information outside of his initial accusation.

AsianDate launches sensational livestream party to connect singles around the world on Chinese National Day on October 1st Mon, 19 Sep 2022 13:11:57 +0000

AsianDate, the global dating service for members looking for great matches, is about to launch a fabulous livestream evening dedicated to China’s National Day on October 1st.

It is a holiday celebrated to mark the formation of the People’s Republic of China. The regions that mainly handle the celebrations are Hong Kong and Macao. The festivities begin with the raising of the Chinese national flag in Tiananmen Square in the capital Beijing. After the flag ceremony, a big parade follows where everyone can take part. For those in China, it was declared a 7-day national holiday in 1999, which is similar to the Golden Week holiday in Japan. During these seven days, families are supposed to come together and make the most of the vacation.

AsianDate saw this as an opportunity to bring singles and dating service members together and celebrate this holiday in a unique way. Live streaming on AsianDate is a beautiful platform where everyone can come together and engage in real-time chats with the most outgoing members of the service. China National Day is meant to bring members together so they can be part of the holiday celebrations, whether online or as part of the live experience. This year will see a big increase in online membership and it’s the perfect way to get in on the festive spirit of National People’s Republic of China Day. For singles on the dating service, it’s a great opportunity to engage in lively conversations and especially livestream with other singles in China to share the day’s fun and celebrations.

The Chinese National Day is the perfect opportunity for members to share conversations, spend time with family, picnic in the park, enjoy fireworks, hang lanterns in the streets and chat online. Some members will choose to take time out and enjoy the festivities in person. It will help you make new in-person connections and learn more about culture in China and the importance of celebrations in bringing people together. For those online, connect with those in China and you can discuss the celebrations. If they are in attendance, live streaming would be the best way to share the celebrations with your potential partner. You can have interesting conversations regarding the celebrations and make plans to attend the following year and get to know your potential match more and more.

All members who plan to livestream their festivities in China will provide a true eye-opener to members who watch the live streams and join the chat. Members can discuss the significance of the National Day and how they plan to spend their seven-day vacation and ways to keep the festivities going. Singles wishing to attend the event should search and join live streams online to discover their favorite streamers. Members can connect with a large number of matches in chat, live streaming and photo exchange.

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Violent video games can lead to violent behavior Mon, 19 Sep 2022 04:14:00 +0000

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – The type of video games kids play can impact who they become. Several studies have shown that violent games can have an impact on children by making them immune or desensitized to violence.

“Kids playing these online first person shooters, they’re interacting with real people and I think that’s the big difference because there’s a lot of swearing, racial slurs, etc. . because, again, you’re behind a computer or a video game screen,” said Dr. Zachary Keller, psychiatrist at CHI Health.

With more than half of all video games, rated by the Electronic Software Ratings Board, containing some form of violence, young people are at enormous risk of being exposed to real-world slander when playing online.

“Humans at this age are just not really designed to handle all stimuli properly. All that dopamine, all that fight stuff. I think it’s very, and I don’t want to use the trigger word, but it definitely puts the kids in a more irritable state of mind,” Keller said.

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this notion as more children were isolated and at home than ever before. The duration of the pandemic and restrictions was most evident among children.

“I’ve had several patients who, once they self-isolated, that was really their only motivator. Get out of school as quickly as possible or don’t go to school at all and play pretty much all day and if the parents are working it’s pretty hard to control that,” Keller said.

Dr. Keller recommended that parents and guardians generally wait until middle school to expose children to violating games or TV shows, and also to monitor screen time on video games.

Brussels faces legal challenge over ‘green’ gas and nuclear labeling Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:01:30 +0000

The European Commission is facing legal challenges from two environmental organizations over its labeling of gas and nuclear as “green” under a scheme designed to channel investment into climate-friendly projects.

Greenpeace, the campaign group, and a separate alliance of environmental bodies, including Client Earth and the World Wildlife Fund, said they had sought a legal review of the decision that applied “faux green” labels inconsistent with the EU climate laws.

The so-called EU taxonomy classifications were set in 2020 to help push the bloc towards its goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

But the commission did not include gas and nuclear in its initial legislation to set up the financial classification system, and decided to add them in January after consultations.

The group’s challenge including Client Earth only challenges the green label of gas, “a potent fossil fuel that threatens European energy security and has led to exorbitant energy prices across Europe”.

The risks associated with nuclear energy were cited by Greenpeace for their opposition to its inclusion. “Gas is one of the main causes of climate and economic chaos, while there is still no solution to the problem of radioactive nuclear waste and the risk of nuclear accidents is far too great to ignore” said Ariadna Rodrigo, Greenpeace EU Sustainable Finance Campaigner.

Both groups have asked the commission to formally reconsider its decision, for which it has 16 to 22 weeks. If he disagrees, they said they would take the case to the European Court of Justice.

Legal arguments have been made on the basis that the commission did not take into account the expert opinion given to it, which gave a negative opinion on the proposal, and that the law does not follow the science climate fundamentals.

Brussels has said that gas and nuclear-related activities can only be considered “green” if they meet certain criteria. They should only be used as a way to move away from dirtier fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and that gas projects should only operate with limited emissions and the potential to convert to renewable energy by 2035.

Nuclear power can only be funded if it meets certain radioactive waste disposal standards, he ruled.

The debate intensified during the energy crisis sparked by Russia’s manipulation of gas exports in retaliation for EU support for Ukraine. National governments in the EU have pumped billions of euros into finding alternative fuel supplies, opening liquefied natural gas terminals and, in some cases, extending the life of nuclear power plants.

Lawmakers in the European Parliament had the final say on including gas and nuclear in the taxonomy in July, but failed to prevent it by a margin of 75 votes.

Green and left-wing MEPs are also pushing for parliament to take legal action, but the process is likely to be more difficult as it would require the approval of a parliamentary majority, which is unlikely given the previous deficit.

Austria and Luxembourg are also preparing legal action to challenge the inclusion of nuclear investments in the taxonomy. This action is being led by Austria, which has a history of skepticism towards nuclear energy. This file should be presented at the beginning of October, according to those familiar with the process.

The controversy over environmental classification prompted the commission to delay a “social taxonomy” project, which would aim to push investment into “socially beneficial” businesses.

It also prompted experts from five environmental and consumer groups to quit the EU’s technical advisory group on sustainable finance this week, according to a letter sent to Mairead McGuinness, the EU’s finance commissioner, seen by the Financial Times.

The commission said it had received requests for a formal review of the taxonomy ruling and would respond “in due course.” He added that he “recognizes the work” of the members of the advisory group and “takes[s] note that some. . . have decided to withdraw.

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