This weeks links (2017-07-24)

In brief:

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Running:

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Cycling:

* The Transcontinental : The autonomous bike race across Europe.
RACE BEGINS: FRIDAY 28th JULY 2017 // 22:00 CET #TCRNO5

The PEdAL ED Transcontinental Race is the definitive self-supported bicycle race across Europe. At the sharp end it is a beautifully hard bicycle race, simple in design but complex in execution. Factors of self reliance, logistics, navigation and judgement burden racers’ minds as well as their physiques. The strongest excel and redefine what we think possible while many experienced riders target only a finish.
This year, after the death of our Director and friend Mike Hall, the race organisers are committed to ensuring the fifth edition of the race is the success Mike planned for and we will do our best to make him proud. — http://www.transcontinental.cc/

Some reading/listening:

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Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing (Nov 2016)


1.) CISCO WebEx
2.) Microsoft Skype
3.) Adobe Connect
4.) Zoom

[1] Magic Quadrant for Web Conferencing [Gartner]
Published: 10 November 2016
https://www.gartner.com/doc/reprints?id=1-3LPJBCL&ct=161110&st=sb

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Wednesday WIN (2017-Jul-19)

* Salomon TV: Remi

* Scafell Sky Race

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This weeks links (2017-07-17)

In brief:

* Helicopter or lawnmower? Modern parenting styles can get in the way of raising well-balanced children (2017-Jul-19) [The Conversation]
Allowing children freedom to take appropriate risks through outdoor play is essential for their development. Risky play does not mean placing children in grave danger, but instead allowing them to be children – climbing, jumping from heights and hanging upside down are good examples. Risky play allows children to test limits and solve problems. And, yes, this includes learning what happens when they overstretch themselves and fall.

Running:

* Kilian Jornet, 2017 Hardrock 100 Finish and Interview

Cycling:

* How the Race Was Won: 2017 Tour de France stages 10-15

* Les Vaches du Tour
Stage 16: Le Puy-en-Velay > Romans-sur-Isère
Stage 16: Round-up
Stage 17: La Mure > Serre-Chevalier
Stage 17: Round-up
Stage 18: Briançon > Izoard
Stage 18: Round-up
Stage 19: Embrun > Salon-de-Provence
Stage 19: Round-up
Stage 20: Marseilles > Marseilles
Stage 20: Round-up
Stage 21: Montegron > Paris Champs-Élysées

* How the Race Was Won: 2017 Tour de France stages 16-21

Some reading/listening:

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Doctor Who – Meet the Thirteenth Doctor

Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the Thirteenth Doctor.
The identity of the new Doctor was revealed exclusively on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men’s Wimbledon Final on Sunday 16th July.
She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.
New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.
Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.” [BBC – Doctor Who]

* Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker announced as 13th Doctor (2017-Jul-16) [Guardian]
* Jodie Whittaker Is Doctor Who’s Next Doctor (2017-Jul-17) [Gizmodo]

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D&D 5e : Season 7

Our irregular group of gamers “have sword, will travel …” is a D&D5e campaign set on the Sword Coast in the Forgotten Realms.

Tomb of Annihilation
Season 7: Tomb of Annihilation
The talk of the streets and taverns has all been about the so-called death curse: a wasting disease afflicting everyone who’s ever been raised from the dead. Victims grow thinner and weaker each day, slowly but steadily sliding toward the death they once denied.
When they finally succumb, they can’t be raised—and neither can anyone else, regardless of whether they’ve ever received that miracle in the past. Temples and scholars of divine magic are at a loss to explain a curse that has affected the entire region, and possibly the entire world.
The cause is a necromantic artifact called the Soulmonger, which is located somewhere in Chult, a mysterious peninsula far to the south, ringed with mountains and choked with rainforests.

Release Date: 19 September, 2017
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780786966103

Taking place in Chult means that Season 7 will be Indiana Jones with dinosaurs. The adventurers start in the Port Nyanzaru, where they need to to find a guide, before venturing into the jungles of Chult to locate the tomb.

DDAL07 – Tomb of Annihilation
http://dndadventurersleague.org/storyline-seasons/tomb-of-annihilation/


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Xanathar’s Guide to Everything
Explore a wealth of fantastic new rules options for both players and Dungeon Masters in this supplement for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
Assembled here for the first time is new information on adventurers of every stripe. In addition, you’ll find valuable advice for those of nefarious intent who must deal with such meddling do-gooders, including the Xanathar’s personal thoughts on how to dispatch anyone foolish enough to interfere with his business dealings. Alongside observations on “heroes” themselves, the beholder fills the pages of this tome with his personal thoughts on tricks, traps, and even treasures and how they can be put to villainous use. …

Release Date: 21 November, 2017
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780786966110

In addition to the main campaign adventures, Wizards of the Coast are releasing Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, a supplement including new game options for both Dungeon Masters and players, as told from the perspective of the infamous Beholder who leads the Thieves’ Guild of Skullport.
** Xanathar’s Guide to Everything is the official book for Unearthed Arcana


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Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting (5E)
Critical Role has taken the roleplaying world by storm. Now, you can join the adventure! Until now, the wondrous and dangerous lands of Tal’Dorei have been the sole stomping grounds of the show’s adventuring company, Vox Machina. But now, you can explore these realms in a tome from the pen of Game Master Matt Mercer himself! Will you find one of the revered Vestiges of Divergence or perhaps discover part of the Chroma Conclave’s legacy? Can you help the Ashari in their sacred charge to prevent the elemental vortices from overwhelming the world, or will you find yourself embroiled in the machinations of the Clasp? This setting book takes an in-depth look at the history, people, and places of Tal’Dorei, and includes new backgrounds, magic items, and monsters for the Fifth Edition rules.
Release Date: Coming Soon : August, 2017?
Format: 144 pages, full color, hardback
SKU: GRR3602
ISBN: 978-1-934547-84-7


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