FSC Clan http://fsc-clan.org/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:37:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fsc-clan.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png FSC Clan http://fsc-clan.org/ 32 32 Main titles: 28% tax on online games, Dish TV-YES Bank, etc. https://fsc-clan.org/main-titles-28-tax-on-online-games-dish-tv-yes-bank-etc/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 01:46:00 +0000 https://fsc-clan.org/main-titles-28-tax-on-online-games-dish-tv-yes-bank-etc/

Global 28% GST could badly affect online gambling in India, industry says

Online game players in India fear the industry will be hit hard if the Center proposes a general Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 28%. According to Roland Landers, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the All India Gaming Federation, the move could hamper the upward trajectory of the booming industry and lead to closure of businesses in the sector. Read more…

Dish TV-YES Bank saga highlights non-retired director’s puzzle

The tussle between former Dish TV promoters and YES Bank has brought to light the conundrum of ‘non-retired’ directors at India Inc. The Companies Act 2013 allows public companies to appoint directors not likely to retire. The concept, say legal experts, is to allow large institutional shareholders, such as Life Insurance Corporation of India, to appoint nominee directors. However, it can complicate matters in cases where individuals from former promoter groups refuse to quit even when they lose control of the company, experts observe. Read more…

SaaS startups gain favor as funding slows for other businesses

One of the biggest M&A events for software as a service (SaaS) came when NYSE-listed Zendesk was acquired for $10.2 billion. Although the size of the deal is less than the $17 billion previously offered by the same consortium of investors, it shows the interest and potential of SaaS companies across the globe. Read more…

Public sector banks ask for RBI on bond portfolios as yields tighten

Senior Treasury officials from some state-owned banks asked Reserve Bank of India (RBI) officials to provide waivers over their bond holdings at an informal meeting on Friday, sources told Business Standard.

Treasury officials have requested a further increase in held-to-maturity (HTM) portfolio limits for government bonds as well as permission to amortize mark-to-market losses incurred on bond holdings at during the current quarter. Read more…

Delayed diagnosis, reluctance to take booster dose increasing severe cases

Late diagnosis, delayed treatment and reluctance to take the booster shot are factors contributing to the sharp rise in the number of Covid cases in the pockets, doctors say. Deaths have been rising in the pockets – Mumbai and Kerala are examples. Over the past 15 days in Mumbai, there have been 31 Covid-19 deaths among the 1,370 people hospitalized. The city reported 26,615 cases in a fortnight. Read more…

Towering legacy: Pallonji Mistry’s business achievements span continents

They called him the “ghost of Bombay House” – his powerful presence was felt rather than seen at the Tata Group headquarters. Pallonji Mistry, the man who was Tata Sons’ largest shareholder outside of Tata Trusts and whose Mumbai-based construction conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group left its mark on continents, died early Tuesday morning . He was 93 years old. Read more…

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Saudi-funded LIV Golf comes to America for Portland event https://fsc-clan.org/saudi-funded-liv-golf-comes-to-america-for-portland-event/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:19:59 +0000 https://fsc-clan.org/saudi-funded-liv-golf-comes-to-america-for-portland-event/
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LIV GOLF INVITATIONAL-PORTLAND

Location: Northern Plains, Oregon.

Course: Pumpkin Ridge GC.

Prize money: $25 million ($5 million for teams). Winner’s share: $4 million ($750,000 for each member of the winning team).

Television: LIVgolf.com, Facebook, YouTube.

Defending Champion: New event.

Points leader: Charl Schwartzel.

Last time: Charl Schwartzel won the LIV Golf Invitational-London.

Notes: This is the first of five LIV Golf events to be held in the United States. The PGA Tour does not release members for tournaments held in North America. … The Saudi-backed series has added four players to the world’s top 50 since the inaugural event outside London – Brooks Koepka, Abraham Ancer, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed. She has eight of the top 50 in the world. … It was at Pumpkin Ridge that Tiger Woods won his third consecutive US Amateur in 1996, and where Alison Nicholas (1997) and Hilary Lunke (2003) won the US Women’s Open. It was on the Witch Hollow course. The LIV event will use six holes from Witch Hollow and 12 holes from the Ghost Creek course. … The field includes eight of the top 50 in the world, more than the PGA Tour and European Tour combined. … Dustin Johnson remains the highest-ranked player in the LIV Golf group at No. 17. … The last PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament at Pumpkin Ridge was a Korn Ferry Tour event from 2014-2020.

Next event: LIV Golf Invitational-Bedminster from July 29-31.

Online: https://www.livgolf.com/

Route: TPC Deere Run. Footage: 7,289. By: 71.

Prize money: $8.3 million. Winner’s share: $1.494 million.

Television: Thursday to Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).

Defending champion: Lucas Glover.

FedEx Cup leader: Scottie Scheffler.

Last week: Xander Schauffele won the Travelers Championship.

Notes: The tournament takes place the same week that Saudi-funded LIV Golf hosts its first event in North America. … Two weeks after the US Open and two weeks before the British Open, the field has no one in the top 50 in the world rankings. … Steve Stricker is making his first PGA Tour start since the 3M Open in Minnesota last summer. He just finished second in the US Senior Open. Stricker is a three-time winner of the John Deere Classic, with three consecutive titles (2009-11). … Mark Hensby, who finished third at the US Senior Open last week, won his only PGA Tour event at the John Deere Classic in 2004. … Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson plays in what he considers his local event. He won in 2012 and lost in the playoffs each of the next two years. … Sahith Theegala plays after being runner-up at the Travelers Championship by hitting a double bogey on the last hole. … Kevin Na was a finalist at the John Deere Classic. He is playing this week at the Saudi-backed LIV event.

Next week: Genesis Scottish Open and Barbasol Championship.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/

Location: Thomastown, Ireland.

Route: Mount Juliet Estate. Footage: 7,264. By: 72.

Prize money: $6 million. Winner’s share: $1 million.

Television: Thursday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).

Defending champion: Lucas Herbert.

DP World Tour points leader: Will Zalatoris.

Last week: Haotong Li won the BMW International Open.

Notes: The field includes five of the world’s top 50, led by former British Open champion Shane Lowry at No. 24. … Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington is playing his National Open a week after winning the US Open Seniors. He won the Irish Open in 2007. … Lowry won the Irish Open in 2009 as an amateur. … Rory McIlroy has elected not to play after four straight weeks in the United States. He played at the Irish Open for the first 10 years of his professional career. … The top three players in the top 10 who are not yet eligible can earn a place at the British Open at St. Andrews next month. … American Troy Merritt is playing at the invitation of a sponsor. …Mount Juliet is a design by Jack Nicklaus which hosted a World Golf Championship won by Tiger Woods in 2002 and Ernie Els in 2004. … The tournament dates from 1927 and was won by George Duncan at Portmarnock. … Alex Fitzpatrick, the younger brother of US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick, is playing on a sponsor invitation.

Next week: Genesis Scottish Open and Barbasol Championship.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com/dpworld-tour/

Location: Burgdorf, Colorado.

Course: TPC Colorado. Footage: 7,995. By: 72

Prize money: $750,000. Winner’s share: $135,000.

Defending Champion: Tag Ridings.

Points leader: Carl Yuan.

Last week: Pierceson Coody won the Live and Work in Maine Open.

Next tournament: Memorial Health Championship from July 14-17.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour.html

Last week: In Gee Chun won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Next tournament: Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational from July 13-16.

CME Globe race leader: Minjee Lee.

Online: https://www.lpga.com/

Last week: Padraig Harrington won the US Senior Open.

Next week: Bridgestone Senior Players Championship.

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/champions.html

Challenge Tour: Italian Challenge Open, Golf Nazionale, Viterbo, Italy. Previous winner: Ricardo Gouveia. Online: https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/

Ladies European Tour: Amundi German Masters, Seddiner See Golf & CC, Berlin. Defending Champion: New event. Online: https://ladieseuropeantour.com/

Mackenzie Tour: Prince Edward Island Open, Dundarave GC, Cardigan, Prince Edward Island. Previous winner: new event. Online: https://www.pgatour.com/canada/en_us.html

Japan LPGA: Shiseido Ladies Open, Totsuka CC, Kanagawa, Japan. Defending champion: Ai Suzuki. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/en/

Korean LPGA: McCall Mona Park Open, Birch Hill GC, Pyeongchang, South Korea. Defending champion: Hae Rin Kim. Online: https://www.klpga.co.kr/

More AP Golf: https://apnews.com/hub/golf and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

]]> Halo Infinite desync is still broken as devs are ‘allocated’ elsewhere https://fsc-clan.org/halo-infinite-desync-is-still-broken-as-devs-are-allocated-elsewhere/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:29:48 +0000 https://fsc-clan.org/halo-infinite-desync-is-still-broken-as-devs-are-allocated-elsewhere/

If you’ve recently tried to punch someone in a Halo game, you’ll notice that the long-standing Halo Infinite desync issue – which particularly affects melee combat – is still a problem in multiplayer gameplay. According to 343 Industries, the reason this hasn’t been fixed is because the team is “assigned to other Infinite work.”

Halo Infinite Season 2 kicked off in May, and there are plenty of awesome additions coming to Microsoft’s first FPS game soon, such as Forge mode and the co-op campaign. However, one issue that has plagued the multiplayer side since pretty much launch is a network desync issue that messes up hit registration, especially with melee attacks, which are the best part of Halo.

Considering the range of issues Season 2 launched with, it’s a little surprising that this problem well documented is still not fixed. In a new comment on RedditHalo Infinite developer 343_Taxi explains that the “lack of UCN (network) improvement” is because “devs who would be working on these fixes have been assigned to other Infinite work.”

No matter what they’re working on, the team’s work has “rippled through to our UCN solution” involving players, vehicles, and objects, but “not around melee and ‘around the wall’ planes” which still need to be addressed.

343_Taxi says these devs “hope” to get back to working on a fix soon, and that’s “high priority for fixes.”

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Elsewhere in Halo Infinite news, 343’s leader had to apologize for an “offensive” plate that came out around June 19, and players are flocking to non-toxic “low sodium” forums. Still, at least everyone loved the Halo TV show, right? … Right?

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How to protect your children from online bullying https://fsc-clan.org/how-to-protect-your-children-from-online-bullying/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:34:00 +0000 https://fsc-clan.org/how-to-protect-your-children-from-online-bullying/

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – The UNICEF Foundation recently reported that one in three children in 30 countries has been cyberbullied. As the world moves online, predators have more opportunities to exploit children.

“They can be victims of cyberbullying, a tendency to share too much private information about themselves and there are also sexual predators hanging around these games looking for their next victim,” said Rachel Bone, director funding for Judy’s Place for Kids.

This can happen on video game chat rooms because kids can interact with someone from anywhere in the world.

“A lot of times it starts with sharing friendly information about the game, tips, tricks, ways the child could improve in the game, and then things could start to get worse from there” , Bone said.

Parents don’t have to be in the dark with this problem, as Bone says there are warning signs.

“Perhaps a change in behavior — more aggression on the child’s part — a desire to want to participate in the game more than usual. Also, if you walk into the room as a parent and whether they automatically shut things down or close chat boxes, that should be a red flag,” she said.

If you suspect your child is being bullied online, authorities urge you to call local law enforcement.

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No Man’s Sky is both perfect and fake for Nintendo Switch https://fsc-clan.org/no-mans-sky-is-both-perfect-and-fake-for-nintendo-switch/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://fsc-clan.org/no-mans-sky-is-both-perfect-and-fake-for-nintendo-switch/

No Man’s Sky is coming to Nintendo Switch. It’s great news, with Hello Games’ procedurally generated space exploration simulation feel, designed for a portable machine that encourages small gaming sessions at home or on the go.

However, my positive feelings towards this announcement are coupled with an aura of skepticism. No Man’s Sky doesn’t run particularly well on PS4, and hasn’t since its original launch in 2016. Xbox One is also compromised as it drops frames and adjusts its resolution to meet the unpredictability of each new planet. .

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It wasn’t until the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S arrived that the game ran smoothly on consoles, giving us a number of graphics options to choose from that focused on the visuals or the performances. We could choose what we wanted, and so many games offered similar options that take advantage of the power that, for games like this, is often overkill. Yet the opposite can be said for Nintendo Switch ports, with The Witcher 3, The Outer Worlds, Doom, Skyrim and so many more coming to the hybrid console with obvious shortcomings and an increased price tag we’ve come to accept. like the dreaded ‘Change tax.’

Many of these ports have received a lot of praise, but that’s often in the context of the platform being able to run said games, not that it does a good job. If you only have a Nintendo Switch and have no other way to play it, buying these ports is a perfectly fine decision, but I would have a hard time recommending them otherwise. The Witcher 3 has clear performance issues, The Outer World’s open world is made even harder to parse thanks to aggressive chromatic aberration and low draw distances. Skyrim is the best example of a more ambitious port to the platform, but even that lags other current versions of the game with occasional framerate drops and visual glitches.


It’s always a trade-off when it comes to bigger triple-A games coming to Nintendo’s console, and that’s why No Man’s Sky worries me. It’s an ambitious title by nature, using procedural generation to piece together an endless galaxy filled with planets that only a few players will discover. Prior to release, we were promised one of the most engrossing experiences the medium had ever seen, and the end result was a hugely disappointing survival game that quickly started repeating itself.

Hello Games will be spending the next few years on free updates that will completely transform the game. These have seen the introduction of vehicles, base building, mounts, multiplayer, and more diversity in just about everything. It’s the game we get on Nintendo Switch, but without the multiplayer, and if it works like total garbage, I absolutely don’t want to participate. It’s the procedural aspect of the game that scares me, and how the unpredictable nature of each new planet will lead to performance that fluctuates wildly and is just not comfortable to play. It was a problem on the PS4 at the time, and we’ll likely experience the same issues on the Switch. Again, it’s a port defined by its own inevitable flaws.


I hang out on the Nintendo Switch, and we should be thankful that ports like this are being worked on in the first place and end up being playable at all. But it’s been over five years and developers are still clogging games onto the hardware that will only lag behind and not keep up with the competition. When it comes to ports, that means things are going to get worse as we move forward. It’s cool that No Man’s Sky is coming to Switch, but if playing it ends up giving me a headache, I don’t even know if it’s worth it.

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]]> Thousands arrive at Wimbledon for first full-capacity tournament in three years https://fsc-clan.org/thousands-arrive-at-wimbledon-for-first-full-capacity-tournament-in-three-years/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:15:05 +0000 https://fsc-clan.org/thousands-arrive-at-wimbledon-for-first-full-capacity-tournament-in-three-years/

Thousands of tennis fans have started pouring through the doors of Wimbledon as it returns to full capacity for the first time in three years.

The Met Office warned the 42,000 expected supporters to prepare for rain showers on SW19 in the early afternoon – just when the first games on center court are due to start.

The world’s oldest tennis tournament was canceled in 2020, for the first time since World War II, amid coronavirus restrictions, and audience capacity was reduced by 50% in 2021.

A host of hopeful tennis fans also joined the famous queue for premium matchday tickets, including Roger Federer superfan Danilo Criscuolo, who flew in from Naples in Italy the week last to be first in line for Tuesday tickets.

The 30-year-old, a car hire administrator who has been camping in south-west London for three nights, told the PA news agency: ‘It was a very long journey as we were two hours late from departure , and there was still a two hour delay for baggage.

“But when I first saw the grass at Wimbledon Park, I lost all my bad vibes – only good vibes.”

Showing off a tattoo of Federer on his calf, he joked: “I have a portrait here of Roger Federer but I don’t have a portrait of my wife – he is more important than my wife.”

Mr Criscuolo said he was supporting Italian men’s world number 11 Matteo Berrettini this year.

Spectators wearing Union Jack-style t-shirts look towards center court ahead of day one of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships (Aaron Chown/PA) (PA wire)

Veteran Wimbledon and retired GP fan Maggie Wright says she has been joining the queue for premium tickets on the day for 60 years.

The 71-year-old, from Lowestoft, Suffolk, who was camping with her daughter, Henrietta Braithwaite, 30, told PA: ‘We used to queue for center court for five shillings, I think it’s was the case.

“At first you didn’t have to line up overnight, then it was on the sidewalk, and I think we were really die-hard fans because there were cars all night flashing us their headlights – terrible.

“It’s very quiet this year, but it’s still great because you meet people from all over the world and you never know who you’re going to be with.

“Everyone is really friendly and helpful. It’s a big part of the experience.

“The worst part of queuing is finding a place to shower, and the best part is everything else.”

Colm O’Donnell, from Ashford in Kent, said he had befriended people from China, Australia and the United States after meeting them in the Wimbledon queue .

The 35-year-old food bank worker, who has been camping outside the south-west London site to secure his place in the queue since Saturday, told PA: ‘This is my fifth year in the queue.

“I’m making an effort because I’ve made so many friends in the queue and that’s what’s so good about the queue.

“I made a friend in the queue who I’ve had Zoom calls with for the last year and a half during Covid and the lockdown, and they invited me to their home in Australia.

“And that’s the magic of what the queue does, to meet people from all over the world.

“That’s why Federer fans and tennis fans come to meet in this spectacular location at Wimbledon.”

Spectator Gail Campbell of Scotland arrives at Wimbledon (Aaron Chown/PA) (PA wire)

Mr O’Donnell said as a Federer fan he wanted to see ‘anyone but Djokovic’ win this year, especially after refusing to get a coronavirus shot ahead of the Australian Open .

The morning play-offs will see men’s favorite Cameron Norrie take on veteran Spanish Pablo Andujar, while Britain’s number three Heather Watson takes on Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch.

Meteorologists have forecast drizzle from around 1-4pm, which means the retractable roof may need to be activated for the first matches on center court from 1.30pm.

Fan favorite Andy Murray will be among the first on the pitch, facing Australian James Duckworth.

The Scot is unclassified and suffers from an abdominal injury.

First-seeded Novak Djokovic, who is aiming for a fourth straight Wimbledon title and seventh overall, will also take to the court in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, reigning US Open champion Emma Raducanu will make her Center Court debut against Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck.

The British teenager has been in a race against time to get fit after suffering side strain earlier this month.

Ground staff update the order of play for day one of Wimbledon 2022 (John Walton/PA) (PA wire)

This year, Wimbledon ruled out Russian and Belarus players in response to the Ukraine invasion, knocking out men’s world number one Daniil Medvedev and women’s number five Aryna Sabalenka.

The decision had serious repercussions, as the ATP and WTA decided to remove the ranking points from the tournament.

According to Sunday night odds from bookmaker Bet365, Djokovic is 4/5 to win the men’s singles competition, followed by Italian Matteo Berrettini at 5/1 and Spaniard Rafael Nadal at 7/1.

In women’s singles, 21-year-old Polish player Iga Swiatek is placed at 6/4 to win, with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur at 8/1 and American teenager Coco Gauff at 12/1.

The All England Club tournament in south-west London runs from June 27 to July 10 this year.

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The Steam Summer Sale has everything but the biggest game of 2022 https://fsc-clan.org/the-steam-summer-sale-has-everything-but-the-biggest-game-of-2022/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 23:05:38 +0000 https://fsc-clan.org/the-steam-summer-sale-has-everything-but-the-biggest-game-of-2022/

I posed as a bandit during the Steam and GOG summer sale, but among all the deals there was one curious absence: Elden Ring, the biggest release of 2022, held steady at a $60 full price (opens in a new tab) since its launch on February 25.

I find Elden Ring’s lack of participation in the big sale interesting in the context of PC Gamer’s own research into game prices, price drops for previous FromSoftware games, and the timing of discounts for some of the other major releases from 2021 and 2022. In our 2017 survey (opens in a new tab) in the rate at which games are discounted on Steam, we’ve found that it takes on average around 60 days for full-priced triple-A games to see a 25% sale, when it’s been 125 days since release Elden Ring at the time of writing.