SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Italian official Luciano Rossi has beaten incumbent president and Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin to become the new head of the governing body for Olympic shooting. Rossi beat Lisin to become president of the International Shooting Sport Federation on Wednesday in an unusually close and combative election for an Olympic federation. In a statement announcing the result on Thursday, the ISSF did not provide a breakdown of the voting, but the German shooting federation said it was 136 to Rossi and 127 to Lisin. “We are excited to see what the future holds for the ISSF under (Rossi's) leadership,” the ISSF executive board said in a statement. “He looks forward to working with all of you to promote the sport of shooting and make it more accessible to people around the world.” It was the second time Rossi stood against Lisin after losing by four votes for the then-vacant presidency in 2018. Lisin resisted calls from some ISSF members to step … [Read more...] about Rossi ousts billionaire Lisin to head Olympic shooting body
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Early into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II , the latest entry in the long-running first-person-shooter video game franchise, the player is whisked away from the character whose perspective they've occupied, a British operative working undercover in Amsterdam. Suddenly, you're playing instead as Rodolfo "Rudy" Parra, a member of the Mexican Special Forces. Parra, along with sandpaper-throated superior Alejandro Vargas, is working with the CIA to stop the smuggling of an Iranian terrorist over the U.S./Mexico border and into a fictional Texas town. Before long, Parra and Vargas have killed a dozen people, terrorized roughly the same number of civilians, and lost track of their target amid the roaring flames of a cartel safehouse set afire. This scene, set within a level called "Borderline," is a loaded one. As described in an article by Steven Santana , its imagery strikes horrific real-world parallels with the brutal treatment of Latin American migrants, playing into rhetoric that … [Read more...] about Does ‘Call of Duty’ have anything to say with its controversial Texas level?
Helmut Marko says fans have “no need to worry” about Red Bull leaving Formula 1 following the passing of Dietrich Mateschitz as there are still “more races and titles” for them to win. As Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez prepared for qualifying at the United States Grand Prix, news of Mateschitz’s passing was announced. Verstappen went onto win the grand prix with Perez’s P4 sealing Red Bull’s first Constructors’ Championship title since 2013. It came just one race after the Dutchman had successfully defended the World title. A few weeks later the Red Bull organisation announced the appointment of Oliver Mintzlaff from Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig to head up their sports and media division. Marko says the Formula 1 team will continue as is. “Our success speaks for itself,” said the 79-year-old in an interview with Sport Bild magazine. “There is no need to worry that Red Bull will disappear from Formula 1 in the near future. “We are far from finished with our mission. … [Read more...] about Helmut Marko: Fans have ‘no need to worry’ about Red Bull leaving F1
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 On a rural two-lane road 24 miles southwest of Austin, there's a blue and white pickup truck parked in front of a large silo that sits outside a 9,000-square-foot industrial building with brown metal siding and brick flourishes. This unassuming building is the home of Desert Door Distillery . On weekend afternoons, the distillery's expansive patio is overflowing with people sipping drinks, listening to live music and enjoying bites from a food truck parked on the property that deals in meals made with wild game. How did a remote Texas distillery located in the unincorporated community of Driftwood ( population: 106) become a hot hangout? It has plenty to do with the smoky spirit that's the speciality of Desert Door Distillery: sotol, which happens to be booming in popularity right now . What is sotol, anyway? Sotol is a distilled spirit made from the … [Read more...] about Desert Door Distillery: A Texas sotol powerhouse in a town of 106