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IVANKA TRUMP WELCOMED 15 YRS OLD AZERI INVENTOR

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Ivanka Trump, senior advisor to President Trump and the President”s representative at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India, recognized the achievements of 15-year old Reyhan Camalova from Azerbaijan. In her remarks, Ms. Trump said: “Also here today with us is Reyhan Camalova from Azerbaijan. Reyhan is 15 years old. But that hasn”t stopped her from founding a company that harvests energy from rainwater. Reyhan has a powerful motto – “Light up one house at a time.” Reyhan, each home you light up is illuminating the world. We are all inspired by your brilliance and hard work. Thank you. Please stand.”

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit is the preeminent annual entrepreneurship gathering that convenes emerging entrepreneurs, investors and supporters from around the world. GES 2017 will create an environment that empowers innovators, particularly women, to take their ideas to the next level. Through two and a half days of networking, mentoring, and workshops, GES empowers entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas, build partnerships, secure funding, innovate, and find their target customers — creating new goods and services that will transform societies.

Reyhan”s travel to and participation in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, as well as the travel of her mentor, Leyla Taghizade, was fully sponsored by the United States Department of State. The United States Embassy provides major support to entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan through cultural & professional exchanges, as well as through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). When women and girls have the necessary skills and access to opportunities, they gain financial freedom and confidence in themselves. The U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan is pleased to have been a part of supporting Reyhan”s success and highlighting her exceptional achievements.

On Reyhan”s project:

Research shows that the billions of gallons of water which fall in rain all over the world have the potential to be used as energy if harnessed correctly. To solve this problem, Reyhan, in cooperation with her school friends and physicists created the Rainergy device, which produces electricity from falling rain. It consists of four main parts: a rain collector, water tank, electricity generator and battery. The rain collector fills the water tank with rain water ,which then goes through an electricity generator at high speed, creating electricity. The energy is then stored in the battery, helping relieve pressure on power grids, and allowing yet another option for access to power for underserved communities.

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The Last Dead End: Azerbaijan’s first horror game

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The creators of the game are also responsible for Azerbaijan’s first shooter

Video games don’t seem to last long in Azerbaijan. The few that are released are mostly for smartphones, while the rest run up against a number of oftentimes absurd issues.

There was a first-person shooter game by the name of Operation Caucasus, but it ended up embroiled in an LGBT scandal when the Azerbaijani studio Dream Games refused to provide game access to a person who had a rainbow avatar on Facebook. The cherry on top – the company cussed him, too.

The game was deleted from Steam – the largest internet game store available online, and the studio was closed.

Azdimension came out with its Ishgal Altinda [Az. Under occupation] series about the Karabakh war. The project was sponsored by the government. Much to the credit of the developers, they wanted to be known for more than just creators of a game that manipulated feelings in regards to such an important topic. Thus, in 2018, they released the action/horror game Sonuncu Dalan – The Last Dead End.

Young archaeologist Farhad returns to Baku after a lengthy absence where he meets his childhood love Bahar. He also comes into contact with the Avesta, the holy book of the Zoroastrians. Its empty pages come to life as soon as Farhad touches it. Afterwards, gamers run through dungeons, destroy monsters, save the world and somewhere amidst it all, falls deeper and deeper in love with Bahar.

The game was also sponsored by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Sports and Youth, with the possible intent of creating a good PR opportunity for Azerbaijan. The subject is closely connected to Azerbaijan’s history and culture: the name of the protagonist is Farhad (as in Azerbaijani fairytales), while the action takes place in Baku’s historic old town, Icheri Sheher. The game’s mystical elements to the game is also patriotic – Zoroastrianism is the religion of Azerbaijan’s far-removed ancestors.

Farid Haqverdiev is the main programmer and director of the studio:

“I have long wanted to do a game involving old Baku – its narrow and entangled streets work perfectly for a fantasy storyline. And what could be more mysterious than the ancient religion of the fire-worshippers, Zoroastrianism? We found a lot of interesting ideas with our story writers in the Avesta, the holy scripture of Zoroastrianism.”

Developers tried to reproduce Icheri Sheher as accurately as possible. “Even the stars in the sky are a real map,” said Farid Haqverdiev.

I think the studio’s choice in genre was a good one.

Usually, small studios go for horror-themed games, and often the game ends up being some a sort of simulator in which the player barely has the ability to survive the onslaught of monsters.

In this way, The Last Dead End is quite different from its rivals: Farhad makes beautiful use of various weapons, destroying zombies and slashing snakes with enormous axes – and overcoming bosses.

The bosses really turned out spectacularly. An unprepared gamer is unlikely to expect such strong boss battles, and this pushes the player to completing the game.

But here’s where Azdimension failed: in the graphics. The textures are not quite at a modern level, the animations are strange, the streets of Icheri Sheher are empty (this is particularly offensive!) and the few non-player characters are ‘clones’. It is immediately apparent that the budget did not allow for much. However, the developers obviously tried: the darkness hides certain flaws, and reflections have been well-accounted for. Farhad is more or less decent as a character, and the snow levels in Icheri Sheher have been well-replicated, reminding many Azerbaijani gamers of their fond feelings for the location.

Still, we have to admit that the game does not quite reach the same levels as that of its foreign competitors.

The sound was also a bit lacking. A strange decision was made for an Azerbaijani game: it was released in English, and was recorded with poor quality and actors. There are no emotions, with the text simply being read without even a drop of enthusiasm. While fighting with werewolves, cyclopes and zombies, his reactions would lead one to believe that this is just another day for him.

But that’s not to say that the game is all bad. First off, its an original game, not comparable to much else, thanks to its national symbols and motifs, and a reasonably well thought-out story. While the game isn’t necessarily inventive in its use of certain gaming elements, the pieces fit well together and provide coherence.

Secondly, its not every day that gamers have the opportunity to walk about in Icheri Sheher. And third of all, the main thing is that the game has a volatile and exciting atmosphere which it retains until the very end. Not all western games are able to accomplish this.

Here’s what the creators did and did not like about their own game:

“We worked on the storyline the most; we changed the scenario and script a few dozen times until it became coherent, interesting and logical,” says Farid Haqverdiyev. “For that reason, players and myself like the storyline most of all – there almost hasn’t been a single negative review in that regard. I like the atmosphere of the game, the graphics in several locations and the fighting system to a certain extent. I will openly say that I don’t like the graphics in some parts of the game and the animations during the cut-scenes.”

It’s unlikely that The Last Dead End will become this year’s hit, mostly due to a lack of funding. However, it’s still good to hear that Azdimension is working with such ambitions in mind.

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Bungie files mysterious trademark for Matter

A trademark filing in the EU has revealed an unannounced Bungie project: “Matter.” Filed by a UK law firm representing the American company, Matter is filed under the classifications for “video game software” and “electronic games services provided by means of the internet or other communication network.” In other words: It’s a videogame. Will it be…

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Bungie files mysterious trademark for Matter

A trademark filing in the EU has revealed an unannounced Bungie project: “Matter.” Filed by a UK law firm representing the American company, Matter is filed under the classifications for “video game software” and “electronic games services provided by means of the internet or other communication network.” 

In other words: It’s a videogame. Will it be a PC Game? Hopefully. It’s probably worth noting that the second classification can also indicate a service which allows the downloading or playing of games, as unlikely as Bungie launching its own Steam competitor or eSports tournament service seems.

The only other thing of note is the image accompanying the filing, likely the service or game’s tentative logo, which looks like somebody put some words in front of a bunch of exploding spray paint cans.

Thanks to the eagle-eyed posters of Resetera for spotting the filing. 

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Porsche pays homage to Le Mans history with track-only 935

Remember Moby Dick? No, not the “Call me Ishmael,” Herman Melville Moby Dick. Instead that whale-tailed glory that was the Porsche 935/78 that took to the track for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978, complete with Martini livery. Well, Porsche’s decided that retro liveries are the way to go, and have just unveiled…

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Porsche pays homage to Le Mans history with track-only 935

Remember Moby Dick? No, not the “Call me Ishmael,” Herman Melville Moby Dick. Instead that whale-tailed glory that was the Porsche 935/78 that took to the track for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978, complete with Martini livery. Well, Porsche’s decided that retro liveries are the way to go, and have just unveiled the modern-day Porsche 935 at the Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca.

It’s what they’ve described as a 70th birthday present from them, to fans. Only 77 lucky people, however, will get to buy one such Porsche 935. And given that it costs a whopping €701,948 (that’s approximately Rs 7.08 crore), it comes with quite a price tag, and it’s unlikely that most of us have that kind of change lying around in our piggy banks.

This version of the Porsche 935 is a track-only machine, but it’s not really all racecar. It is, in fact, the 911 GT2 RS, with the same 700PS 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine, mated to a seven-speed PDK gearbox. The fact that it makes 700PS means the original Moby Dick out-horsed (or should we say out-whaled it) by 150PS. Incidentally, the original 935 was a racing version of the factory racing version of the 911 Turbo.

But the 935 certainly looks the part. It has a carbon-reinforced plastic bodykit that mimics the 935/78’s iconic shape. And gives it that classic whale-tail look. The wheel-arch vents on the front fairings are meant to increase down force. And the fact that there’s that massive rear wing on it, aids aerodynamic balance, and let’s face it – looks pretty darned good. Add to this the LED lights on the rear, and rear wing endplates straight from the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car, and the Porsche 935 really is something else. They’ve even acknowledged the 911 RSR that took class victory at Le Mans this year by lobbing on the side mirrors from that very car, and the exposed titanium tailpipes are like those from the Porsche 908 from 1968.

Inside, too, there are several little bits that make one nostalgic about erstwhile Porsche racecars. There’s the knob on the gearshift lever with a laminated wood design that is reminiscent of racecars like the 917, the 909 Bergspyder and the Carrera GT Super Sports. The carbon steering wheel and colour display are from the 2019 911 GT3 R. And the car comes with a safety cage, racing bucket seats and a six-point safety harness.

Like the road-legal 911 GT2 RS, the 935 is equipped with PSM (Porsche Stability Management) including traction control as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS), all of which can be adjusted separately or switched off completely (we hear maniacal laughter), if the need arises.

Price (Ex-Delhi)

Starts Rs 1.38 Crore

Displacement

3996cc

Transmission

Automatic

Max Power(ps)

500

Max Torque(Nm)

460

Mileage

8 Kmpl

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