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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and Call Of Duty: WWII free for PS Plus users


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Two different shooters are released on PlayStation Plus this month: one set in & # 39; outer space and the other in & # 39; t past.

Earlier this week, it was suspected that Insomniac's Spsom-Man game would be one of June's free PlayStation Plus titles.

That turned out not to be the case, but players can still enjoy two of & # 39; the greatest first-person shooters of & # 39; e console.

The first we already knew about – Call Of Duty: World War 2 – that Sony did not confirm too long ago and is already available for download now.

If you prefer your wars with more of a sci-fi aesthetic, you can look forward to the inclusion of Star Wars: Battlefront 2.

Battlefront 2 was formerly notorious for its use of microtransactions and lootboxes, which earned it almost universal contempt, but once the earlier ones were released, the game became a very enjoyable multiplayer game and benefited from years of solid support from developer DICE.

Battlefront 2 will be available from Tuesday, June 2, and both it and Call Of Duty: World War 2 will remain free until July 6.

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The free games of May – Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19 – are also available for download, but you only have until Monday, June 1 to do so.

With no mention of Spider-Man, it seems likely that the mention that it suggested it was a free PlayStation Plus title would have been just a glitch.

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Twenty20 World Cup under threat as host Australia says schedule & # 39; very high risk & # 39;


The Twenty20 World Cup may not continue, as the leader of the game in host nation Australia revealed the schedule for October and November is under a "very high risk".

Australia have announced the schedule for their international season, including a full tour from India and an inaugural test against Afghanistan, although the October Twenty20 World Cup seems likely to be postponed.

Cricket Australia (CA) boss Kevin Roberts indicated so much in a video call with reporters, saying "Of course, we have all the time hoping it could be performed in October-November, but you would have to say it's a very high risk over the view of that happening ”.

He added: "If that does not happen, there are potential windows in the period February-March, October-November the following year.

“And it has consequences for the (International Cricket Council) over a number of years. That there is a lot of complexity for the ICC to deal with. "

It comes less than a day after the ICC rejected claims the tournament will be postponed, insisting that some contingency plans are being considered in light of Covid-19's influence.

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie had doubts ahead earlier this month, believing the logistical barriers were too great to overcome, but the ICC says it is exploring a number of possibilities.

A statement from the board said: "Reports on an exhibition of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 are inaccurate and planning for the event is ongoing, while a number of contingency plans are being investigated in the light of & # 39; a rapidly changing situation for public health caused by the Covid -19 virus. "

Meanwhile, Australia's men will begin their season with an ODI series of three matches against Zimbabwe, starting on August 9, while India's highly anticipated visit will see the sides across all three formats between October and January.

In a packed calendar, there is also set to be a Twenty20 series against the West Indies and a rubber limited against neighboring New Zealand. The women of Australia must play nine white ball games against New Zealand and India.

Mr. Roberts said CA "explored all options" to prepare for the season including charter flights from other countries to Australia, creating biosecurity "bubbles" on various grounds and using only one or two locations for matches.

Australia will compete in an ODI series with five matches this summer in England, but no agreement has been reached on whether or not to continue.

Bitcoin price rises to $ 9.6K as Record CME BTC contracts expire looms


Bitcoin (BTC) price remains closer to $ 10,000 inch, rising 5.68% to reach $ 9,600 on May 28. After breaking the falling wedge pattern on Wednesday, the top-ranked cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap pushed through $ 9,350, a level traders expected to present resistance and made a beeline for $ 9,500.

Today's rally brings Bitcoin prices back to the $ 9,600- $ 9,800 zone where the digital asset traded from May 13 to May 20, and it also increases the chance of a return to $ 10,000.

Interestingly, data from Cointelegraph and Skew shows a large number of BTC futures contracts, including $ 184 million in CME Bitcoin Futures that expired this Friday.

Total BTC options open interest. Source: Skew.com

Earlier this week, Skew tweeted:

23k Bitcoin equivalent futures and 10k Bitcoin options are set to expire on CME this Friday. About 50% of open interest for each product. Check out the roles!

Is there just another pump for the dump today?

As reported by Cointelegraph and Arcane Research, Bitcoin prices tend to experience increased volatility around CME BTC futures maturity dates. In fact, Arcane Research found that after analyzing price behavior from January 2018 to August 2019, Bitcoin prices fell 75% of the time before futures expired.

This means that traders will closely observe the price of Bitcoin that doesn & # 39; t lead up to and after the strike. According to Cointelegraph employee Marcel Pechman:

To better measure the potential impact of an upcoming decline, traders must monitor CME's open interest in the May contract. Investors typically roll the position over the last few weeks.

Pechman further stated that:

When we break $ 10k, this buying power adds to call options, but I'd like to check contango more than funding rates to see how & # 39; t the curve of subsequent futures contracts becomes price vs spot. In my opinion, the bigger the futures premium, the more bullish big investors are.

Thus, as the maturity date approaches $ 328 million in BTC derivatives, traders can expect more volatility.

What’s next for Bitcoin?

In addition to institutional and larger major investors that are currently demonstrable to Bullish, the short-term sentiment among retail investors has also shifted from bearish to Bullish.

Crypto Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative.me

The Crypto Fear and Greed Index shows that in the last two weeks, the sentiment of traders has shifted from & # 39; fear & # 39; to & # 39; neutral & # 39 ;.

The daily graph shows that Bitcoin price is pushed above the lower trend line of the previous rising channel and the price meets some resistance at the VPVR high volume node at $ 9,675.

BTC USDT daily chart. Source: TradingView

Since breaking a falling wedge yesterday, the BTC price has increased 8.38% and at some point a $ 9,200- $ 9,300-level rebound should happen. As the day goes on, the price trades within a symmetrical triangle and a break above $ 9,800 would push the price above the triangle trend line and the high volume VPVR node that is at the same level.

The daily RSI drops from 58 and the MACD seems set to converge with the signal line over the next few hours. A decrease of $ 9,700- $ 9,800 would increase the chance that the price falls below $ 9,500 to test the $ 9,200- $ 9,300 range, which is close to the 20-day moving average.

If traders succeed in pushing the price above the pennant trend and erasing the $ 9,800- $ 9,900 level, Bitcoin price has a good shot at rallying to $ 10,300 where the slowest declining trend line in the first half of December 2017 is located.

The views expressed here and there are only those of & # 39; e writer and do not necessarily reflect Cointelegraph's views. Every move and trade increases risks. You need to do your own research when making a decision.

Officer escaped after death of arrested black man subject to multiple complaints


A white police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man during an arrest has been the subject of 17 complaints in his career.

Derek Chauvin, 44, has become the focus of protests and a federal investigation into & # 39; he was caught on video with his knee on & # 39; s neck of & # 39; e 46-year-old George Floyd during an arrest.

Mr Floyd, who was handcuffed and heard saying he could not breathe, was pronounced dead later on Monday.

Chauvin, whose driveway was spattered with red paint and the "killer" of graffiti, has not publicly spoken to Mr. Floyd since the death of his & # 39; s attorney and did not respond to calls seeking comment.

Repainted paint and lime writing are on the driveway of the home of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin (Jeff Wheeler / Star Tribune / AP)

He and the other three officers involved in Mr. Floyd's arrest were released Tuesday.

Minneapolis City Council records show Chauvin moonlighted as a bouncer at a Latin nightclub in & # 39; downtown and was among a group of six officers who opened fire in 2006 on a stabbing suspect after a chase that didn't end when the suspect pointed a sawn-off rifle at them.

The suspect, Wayne Reyes, was shot and killed multiple times, and a grand jury decided that use of force was justified.

Two years later, Chauvin shot Ira Latrell Toles when he responded to a domestic dispute.

Amanuel Soquar stands outside Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's house
Amanuel Soquar stands outside Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's house (Jeff Wheeler / Star Tribune / AP)

Online city records also showed that 17 complaints have been filed against Chauvin during his 19-year service.

Sixteen complaints were closed without discipline, and the remaining complaint generated two repetitive letters, with one apparently not related to the use of a camera dashboard camera.

The records do not contain details of the substance of the complaints.

Less is known about the other three officers involved in the arrest of Mr. Floyd.

Minneapolis brace for more violence after rebellion over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police
Minneapolis brace for more violence after rebellion over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody (John Minchillo / AP)

Online court records indicated the officer who was waiting for the scene, Tou Thao, was filed in federal court in 2017 for proven excessive force.

According to the lawsuit, Lamar Ferguson alleged that Mr. Thao and his partner stopped him because he ran to his girlfriend's house in 2014 for no reason and defeated him. The city eventually settled the case for $ 25,000 (£ 20,000).

City records show that six complaints have been filed against Mr Thao, five of whom were locked without discipline and one remains open.

Thomas Lane joined the force as a cadet in March 2019 according to online city records and no information on J. Alexander Kueng's service history was immediately available.

The & # 39; First Dates' competition tells viewers in tears of & # 39; e death of mother


James melts our hearts (Photo: Channel 4)

The episode of & # 39; Evening of First Dates Hotel was a real tear jerker, about & # 39; one participant to & # 39; e public disclosure was that his mother died suddenly in August.

Chef James had a lovely dinner with actor Jamie, with the couple who got to know each other over some deep conversations.

James opened up to discover that his mother died suddenly less than a year ago.

He said she hadn't really been sick and that it was all unexpected.

& # 39; She went to the doctors Friday morning and died that night, & # 39; he said.

'My dad reached out to tell me. He said they found mum and they did not breathe. & # 39;

James's mother thus died of internal bleeding in her stomach. She was 58 years old.

James opens up to his date, actor Jamie (Photo: Channel 4)

He went on: 'I went to her house and the police gave me the jewelry that she had worn.

& # 39; The last thing I sent them on Whatsapp was & # 39; I love you so much & # 39 ;. She was online but didn't read it. Hopefully they just played hard to get. & # 39;

Referring to his decision to arrive on First Dates, he added: & # 39; She would be so happy that I did this. & # 39;

As you can imagine, James' story sets us all apart.

His story about his mother's passing was really heartbreaking (Photo: Channel 4)

"Why am I crying about First Dates what happens!" One person said.

Another viewer added: & # 39; His little face was screaming for the loss of his mother, I'm gone, clueless to him. & # 39;

& # 39; First Dates Hotel makes me cry every time, & # 39; said another Twitter user.

James and Jamie didn't romanticize it at the end.

James and Jamie did not live together (Photo: Channel 4)

They would have a second date, but James thought they were not very kind to each other.

James said to Jamie, & # 39; I think we should just be friends – I think you need more reassurance than I can give you. & # 39;

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Jamie seemed to take good care of them and the two continued to enjoy the sun as friends.

The end of & # 39; the show, in fact, allowed James to stay in & # 39; e First Dates Hotel for another shot at finding love.

First Dates Hotel returns to Channel 4 on Thursday at 9 p.m.

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Coleen Rooney shares snap of kids – and fans see the resemblance of son Klay


Coleen Rooney went for a good throwback on Instagram (Photo: @coleen_rooney)

Coleen Rooney treated us all to a jewel of an old photo that showed herself as a young girl next to her brothers.

It's absolutely adorable, but fans did notice one thing in particular – they resemble their son Klay.

The 34-year-old shared the photo as she continued to write with her family.

Coleen is portrayed as a young girl, though you can probably tell her as she poses next to her two brothers, Anthony and Joe.

Fans took the comments to point out the striking similarities, with one saying: & # 39; Klay is so similar to your family! & # 39;

& # 39; Klay is very much like you 💕, & # 39; said another.

Klay is brother of Kai, 10, Kit, four and two-year-old Cass.

Coleen isolated with her family in Cheshire (Photo: Instagram / coleen_rooney)

Coleen has been in lockdown with her husband Wayne Rooney and their four children in their beautiful Cheshire mansion.

They shared the fun with their home, engaged in arts and crafts and played in the garden, as well as participated in & # 39; e NHS round of applause for caregivers.

Coleen recently shared a snap of "close family" that she participated in, sporting pajamas, in order to do her bit to encourage morale.

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Wayne and Coleen also navigated the challenge of giving their four boys home.

There have been a lot of snaps from Wayne that goes with Kit cards with Kit or made sure Klay does all his homework.

The PE lessons may not be too shabby either.

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R-value close to one prior to lifting parts, says Sir Patrick Vallance


The coronavirus reproductive rate is close to one in parts of the country prior to & # 39; the partial release of lockdown measures, said the & # 39; s scientific adviser. e UK Government said.

Sir Patrick Vallance told the Downing Street press conference on Thursday that the country was in a "fragile state" and that measures should be taken cautiously.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the five tests of & # 39; government that are not needed for the next phase of restrictions to begin are met, which & # 39; are reducing & # 39; e rate of infection to manageable levels is across the board.

Sir Patrick warned the public should expect local outbreaks of the virus and that there were currently about 8000 new cases per day.

Sir Patrick Vallance, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty presented Thursday's press conference (Pippa Fowles / 10 Downing Street / PA)

He said, & # 39; That's not a low number, so it's worth remembering that we still have a significant burden of infection, we still see new infections every day at a very significant rate and the R is close to one.

"That means there's not a lot of room to do things and things need to be done cautiously, step by step and monitored, and the testing and tracking system needs to be effective in managing that."

The R value – the average number of people who will contract coronavirus from an infected person – was said to be between 0.7 and one in & # 39; last two weeks. t United Kingdom is.

However, the upper band has since decreased to 0.9.

This is a time step in calculations, with the latest figures of & # 39; e R value of what happened two to three weeks ago.

The latest data on the R value set on Friday will be published.

Patrick explained the crucial statistics prior to & # 39; the relaxation of & # 39; e measures, and Patrick said, "If the R is one, those numbers remain at that high level, though & # 39; t we obviously need to do to take them down.

"That we should concentrate on R under one, which means that we make sure the measures that are in place are followed and that we all stay with them to make sure the right thing is done, and that the numbers down and that we end up in a position where we can get the numbers down and the R can go down a bit, but we're in a fragile state. "

Sir Patrick was asked about the R value after figures showed that the rate was close to one in parts of Northern Ireland.

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Sir Patrick explained the importance of "R" value to some restrictions being granted (Pippa Fowles / 10 Downing Street / PA)

He said, & # 39; The R stays under one everywhere, but you are right, it is very close to one in some places.

& # 39; Both in terms of peoples, but also what places are within those peoples, there may be areas where & # 39; t the R is very close to one.

& # 39; We have to be very careful, as I have suggested. This is not a time to say that everything is fine, we release measures, everything will turn pink.

& # 39; It's a time to be very cautious about changes, to have them take place, to be very carefully monitored, to be prepared for there to be local outbreaks – to be & # 39; – and be prepared for recommendations to take measures again and I think that is the world we are in. "

Bitcoin volatility expected as $ 328M in BTC derivatives expires Friday


CME Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options markets are set to fill this Friday and traders are looking closely to see how & # 39; spot prices will respond to this event. The contracts expire every two months and according to market analysts, they have negatively impacted the price of BTC in spot markets. In fact, recent data from Cointelegraph and Arcane Research found that there is a 2.3% drop ahead of CME strikes.

Although some investors claim that manipulation could have been behind the price drop prior to the maturity of CME contracts, the futures average daily volume has been around $ 380 million.

More importantly, the instrument is cash regulated, which means no Bitcoin is effectively changing hands. This raises the question as to whether investors should be concerned about the price action of Bitcoin on May 29. If so, what indicators can be used to predict possible price changes?

Investors should look at past volumes

Open interest is actually a much better metric for understanding the actual positions of professional investors, so as not to measure the total number of contracts held by market participants.

An investor could have bought futures of $ 50 million and sold the hot position a few days later. This $ 100 million in traded volume does not currently represent exposure in the market, so it should be ignored.

Bitcoin Futures Open Interest – USD. Source: Skew

According to the chart above, CME opened Bitcoin Futures interest rates from as much as $ 130 million in late March to $ 386 million this month. That's much more important than Bitmex and OKEx 50% growth.

It should also be noted that there is no way to know if the numbers from an unregulated location are inflated, especially if there is little until no KYC is involved.

Take a look at what's happening in & # 39; options markets

Option markets are a completely different derivative contract. There are endless strategies that traders use, but in the most basic one, the buyer of a call option can get Bitcoin for a fixed price on a predetermined date.

As recently reported by Cointelegraph, growing institutional investors' appetite for CME Bitcoin options saw a 1000% increase in open interest.

Bitcoin Futures open interest. Source: Skew

Total open interest in the May 29 operating options currently sits at 32,000 BTC, though only 19,000 BTC between $ 7,500 and $ 10,500 strikes, which equates to a little over $ 170 million.

Curiously enough, CME's open interest for this Friday is almost entirely composed of call options (bullish). The same pattern can be seen at LedgerX, another regulated place for institutional traders.

Measuring the enactment of potential impact contracts

Without a doubt, such large open interest in both futures and options will almost certainly create a very poor wrestle between buyers (long) and sellers (short). The problem is, there's no way to know exactly how many of these derivatives are used exclusively for hedging.

An investor with 1000 BTC may recently be mocked about halving Bitcoin as the possibility of a price drop due to the declining hashrate. While selling their stake is an option, another strategy would be to sell a $ 7,000 strike option.

By doing so, the investor can be paid for in advance, and thus receive more cash, as long as BTC closes above $ 5,000 on May 29.

The same problem occurs in the futures market. For each trader, there must be a buyer (long) and a seller (short) of equal size, despite the exchanges BitMEX, CME, OKEx, Binance or LedgerX.

Once captured, there is no way to know if the short seller has an equally large position in the spot market as in any other futures location.

Futures contracts roll over

To better measure the potential impact of an upcoming decline, traders must monitor CME's open interest in the May contract. Investors typically roll the position over the last few weeks.

To carry a long position, one must buy the June contract and sell it from May, reducing short-term open interest. This is in contrast to eternal contracts that do not constitute the lion's share of BitMEX and OKEx volume.

If these investors decide not to roll over their positions, this would likely increase the likelihood of additional volatility in the strike.

Bitcoin Futures Open Interest contracts (5k BTC). Source: CME

The latest data from CME shows an open interest of 3,473 ($ 158 million) contracts for May with each contract representing 5 BTC, so this amounts to $ 158 million.

Investors should keep an eye on this figure as CME's average daily volume rarely surpasses more than $ 400 million in one day.

A significant change in open interest could lead to more intense moves by investors.

The views expressed here and there are only those of & # 39; e writer and do not necessarily reflect Cointelegraph's views. Every move and trade increases risks. You need to do your own research when making a decision.

Kate Garraway coronavirus: & # 39; stay strong for kids & # 39; in & # 39; the battle of man


Kate Garraway was seen wiping tears (Photo: LVT Media)

Kate Garraway has shared an update on the battle of her husband Derek Draper with coronavirus.

Derek was diagnosed with Covid-19 symptoms at the end of March with & # 39; brought to hospital, and has been fighting ever since.

The presenter of Good Morning Britain was seen wiping tears as she shared a video of herself and her children clapping.

Kate wrote: & # 39; Hearing this is maybe the last blow for mantel holders so Billy thought we should get the drums to go out in style !.

It was such a source of weekly comfort for her and me & I must admit that I felt the tears last night thinking it was coming to an end before Derek's assessment with us. .

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'But whether we clap next Thursday or not, my eternal thanks for everything in the #nhs continues. They keep Derek alive & everyone is fighting as hard as Derek is to give us the chance to be reunited.

& # 39; Hope should all of us continue? I need to find new ways to stay strong for Darcey & Billy every day, as I know Derek would want me.

& # 39; It's not easy, but when I think about how hard Derek is fighting & the bravery of all in & # 39; e #nhs, then it helps.

Kate looked emotional (Photo: LVT MEDIA)
Kate shared an update with fans (Image: REX)

'Thank you for all your messages & thanks for sharing at club Garraway.com. Standing together and learning from each other must come through all of us. #hope #love #clapthecarers #wherethereslifethereshope. & # 39;

Kate's latest update comes after she said & # 39; the trip seems far from over & # 39; because she & # 39; shared a video with her children last week.

She said she wants to stay strong for the children (Photo: REX)

Alongside the clip, with her daughter in a t-shirt that read: "Better Together", she started: "I didn't even know Darcey was wearing this t-shirt online (with my card) !) Bought until she appeared tonight, but I know how grateful she is for the #nhs.

& # 39; I couldn't be more excited about how she and Billy have gone through these past 2 horrible months for our family – always finding ways to lift our spirits and stay strong, even if they can see me wobbling .

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& # 39; It is so wonderful to see little green sounds of hope that this horrible disease loses and that we hope to see each other maybe and hug our closest and dearest.

'But the journey for me and my family seems to be far, so every day my heart goes down as I learn new and devastating ways that this virus has more battles for Derek to fight. & # 39; But he's still HERE & so there's still hope. & # 39;

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Evidence on Twitter can prove that Hal Finney is not Satoshi


A 2010 tweet may provide evidence that Hal Finney is not Satoshi Nakamoto.

In a recent Cointelegrpah interview, Laszlo Hanyecz, who did not work closely with Satoshi Nakamoto in 2010, said Satoshi was not familiar with the Mac ecosystem:

& # 39; He didn't have a Macintosh. He didn't know how to build it for Mac. "

From there, Satoshi asked him to develop a macOS version of & # 39; the Bitcoin client, which he eventually did.

Both Finney and his wife had a Mac in 2010

However, a 2010 tweet from Hal Finney tells us that both Finney and his wife had a Mac:

Hal Finney Tweet June 8, 2010 Tweet. Source: Twitter.

While this is by no means irrefutable evidence, it belies the theory that Hal Finney Satoshi was part of a team behind the nickname. However, there are ways to explain this inconsistency.

If there were several individuals behind the creation of Bitcoin (BTC), it is possible that Hanyecz only communicated with one of several individuals. Maybe at that stage, the person was overseeing the development of & # 39; s client not a Mac. Another possible explanation is that Satoshi did not believe that development for the Mac ecosystem was a top priority, because of its limited market share. He may therefore have decided to delegate this task to Hanyecz so that he could focus on more urgent tasks himself.

These theories seem to fall short when we consider that Hanyecz describes Satoshi as someone who was very controlling and paranoid. It seems unlikely that he would delegate the development of a Mac client to an outsider if the team included Hal Finney – an ongoing developer who was probably unable to take on the task himself.

Original tweet from Bitcoin

Hal Finney's famous tweet about Bitcoin mining also makes no sense in this context.

Hal Finney Tweet From January 10, 2020. First known Tweet to call Bitcoin. Source: Twitter.

Satoshi's writings confirm that the author was very careful not to reveal any personal information about herself. Would this same individual as a team member make such a public statement about implementing Bitcoin? In addition, Finney had years to delete these tweets, but he never did.

While this does not help solve the Satoshi mystery, it does allow us to be one of & # 39; most popular candidates of & # 39; eliminating community.

Cointelegraph News Editor Jeffrey Albus contributed to this article.

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