Vampire Survivors patch 9.0 includes new character and hidden game mechanic

Steam Early Access smash hit Vampire Survivors has just received its newest patch, bringing the game one step closer to its full 1.0 release.

Patch 9.0, nicknamed “The Flashy One” by developer Poncle, adds one character, a bonus challenge stage called Boss Rash, four achievements, two Arcanas, and a new hidden game mechanic as well as minor tweaks and bug fixes.

Boss Rash, as the name suggests, is a boss rush stage, and new Arcanas Gemini and Twilight Requiem allow players to further experiment with their playstyle.

Vampire Survivors v0.9.0 patch teaser.

A new game mechanic as well as more secrets to uncover will give players plenty of content to satisfy their thirst for Vampire Survivors.

Since we last covered Vampire Survivors, the game has been receiving regular updates every two to four weeks and now has over 100,000 positive reviews on Steam.

Read the full patch notes for release

Read more

Christian mechanic in Pakistan gets death for ‘blasphemy’. He said ‘Jesus is supreme’

New Delhi: More than five years after his arrest, a Christian mechanic booked on the charges of blasphemy was sentenced to death by a Lahore court Monday. Still has been in jail since 2017 and his case riddled with adjournments. The accused, who has a wife and a daughter, also lost his mother in 2019 while he was behind the bars.

According to reports, in June 2017, Masih got into a dispute with a Muslim customer in Lahore after he repaired the latter’s bike. When Still asked for payment, the customer did not pay the entire amount and asked for a waiver on grounds that he was a religious devotee. Still refused the request, saying he believed in Christ. The issue of money led to a heated argument and a crowd gathered, accusing Masih of “disrespecting” the Prophet Muhammad. The mechanic had allegedly said that for Christians, Jesus was supreme.

Read more

Christian mechanic is sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan after he argued with a customer

A Christian mechanic has been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan after he was found guilty of insulting the Prophet Mohammed by saying that Jesus Christ is the ‘true prophet’.

Ashfaq Masih, 34, was arrested in 2017 after he got into a verbal disagreement with a Muslim customer at his motorbike repair shop in Lahore after the man refused to pay his bill.

The customer had asked for a waiver on the grounds that he was a religious devotee – but Still refused the request, saying he believed in Jesus Christ and wasn’t interested in the man’s religious status as a Muslim.

Still was accused of ‘disrespecting’ the Prophet Muhammad and arrested after he allegedly said that for Christians, Jesus was the ‘true prophet’.

Five years after his arrest, Masih, who has a wife and daughter, was on Monday sentenced to death by a Lahore court.

Ashfaq Masih, 34, was arrested in 2017 after he got into a verbal disagreement with a Muslim customer at his motorbike repair shop in Lahore after the man refused to pay his bill

Ashfaq Masih, 34,

Read more

Aviation sector faces hiring headache as mechanics shortage looms

MONTREAL/BENGALURU, July 15 (Reuters) – Christophe Gagnon considered quitting his avionics studies as COVID-19 crippled aviation, but the 21-year-old stayed in class and now the industry is desperate for more like him to keep planes flying.

Two years after lockdowns nearly grounded the airline industry, repair shops and suppliers are scrambling for students like Gagnon, who received multiple job offers while still at the cole nationale d’aérotechnique (ÉNA) in Canada’s aerospace hub, Quebec.

The hiring rush is evidence of a sharper than expected recovery in air travel, but also signals a looming labor shortage that is raising costs and could push up repair times as the industry stages an awkward recovery from its worst crisis. Shortages are on the minds of executives at the Farnborough Airshow near London, this year’s largest aerospace expo, which starts on July 18.

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

Register

While a shortage

Read more

Former NASA engineer turns to railroad as dedicated volunteer mechanic

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — If you’ve caught a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR), you know it’s the volunteers that keep things on track. Like the thousands of volunteers within the CVSR network, Chip Redding has a one-track mind fueled by his passion for train and giving back.

Despite being retired, Redding, a former NASA engineer, refuses to be derailed from staying productive. He spends the majority of his time volunteering at the railroad station.

“I’m busier now than I was working…II actually retired on January 3 in 2020. January 4 I was working at the science center as a volunteer,” he said. “I come three days a week typically, sometimes a little more…Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are my days to come to the train.”

Redding is one of the mechanics on board ensuring the historic trains continue to run properly.

“I do a lot of the machining,” he

Read more