But Jordan doesn’t go to school. Most days, like today, he spends his time here, guiding a virtual character through the virtual world of “Fortnite,” the explosively popular video game. For much of the past few months, his life has been contained in this extra bedroom. It’s where he eats all of his meals, where he works through the few hours of daily online lessons that serve as his schooling. And where he spends eight to 10 hours a day — though sometimes as many as 14 — training to become one of the best competitive video game players in the world. All of it under the watchful eye of his father. As parents across the country worry over the amount of time their kids spend playing video games — limiting screen-time and sometimes banning gaming altogether — Jordan’s father, Dave Herzog, has gone the other way. The 49-year-old has spent more than $30,000 on state-of-the-art gaming equipment — the best computers, monitors, … [Read more...] about Father, son ‘all-in’ on teen’s bid for eSports stardom
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | In Uzbekistan, Encounters With a Dead Goat. But in a Good Way. Advertisement Supported by The 52 Places Traveler Traveling along the fabled Silk Road to Tashkent and beyond, the 52 Places Traveler joined the festivities. BySebastian Modak April 23, 2019 Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. He has been traveling in Uzbekistan, after a stop in Doha, Qatar . I’m in the back of a rusty trailer attached to a Soviet-era tractor with six Uzbek men and a dead goat. The air smells of horses and sweat, and when my teeth hit each other, I can feel the crunch of fine dust in my mouth. The tractor moves into the middle of an empty field, a snow-capped mountain range dominating the horizon. We’re being pursued by a horde of men on … [Read more...] about In Uzbekistan, Encounters With a Dead Goat. But in a Good Way.
Joshua Goodman, Associated Press Updated 2:48 pm CDT, Thursday, April 18, 2019 Russia's ambassador to Venezuela, Vladimir Zaemskiy, gives an interview in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. As Venezuela’s reliance on Russia grows amid the country’s unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin’s point man in Caracas is pushing back on the U.S. revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in the region. less Russia's ambassador to Venezuela, Vladimir Zaemskiy, gives an interview in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. As Venezuela’s reliance on Russia grows amid the country’s unfolding crisis, ... more Photo: Ariana Cubillos, AP Photo: Ariana Cubillos, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Russia's … [Read more...] about Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine
A figure slinks out of the late-night shadows, stepping onto the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, the historic district of the Puerto Rican capital city. In the orange glow falling from nearby street lamps, a long knife flashes from his hand. The figure jams the blade into Adam Anhang, a 32-year-old Canadian real estate developer and recent transplant to the island. As the vicious attack continues – the figure stabs Anhang again and again before crashing a loose cobblestone over his head – Anhang manages to call out to his nearby wife, Aurea Vazquez Rijos, a former Puerto Rican beauty queen. “Run baby, run!” Anhang shouts, law enforcement would later say. When San Juan authorities eventually rushed onto the scene on Sept. 22, 2005, Vazquez Rijos was loaded into an ambulance with cuts and bruises. Anhang, however, was already dead. Blood was spilling across the island that year. In 2005, Puerto Rico notched 766 homicides, a murder rate that was three times … [Read more...] about Police said a millionaire’s murder was a robbery. The truth led to an international hunt for ‘The Black Widow.’
by Jason Wilson, The Washington Post Published 9:50 am PST, Monday, February 4, 2019 Over the past several years, there's been a creeping wine-ification in every realm of gourmet endeavor. There's almost no sphere of connoisseurship without a certified taste expert, someone who's completed serious coursework and passed an exam. less Over the past several years, there's been a creeping wine-ification in every realm of gourmet endeavor. There's almost no sphere of connoisseurship without a certified taste expert, someone who's completed ... more Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Stacy Zarin Goldberg; Food Styling By Lisa Cherkasky Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Stacy Zarin Goldberg; Food Styling By Lisa Cherkasky Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Over the … [Read more...] about Palate grows for sommeliers