What We Are Playing Today: Pokémon Masters

Updated 04 October 2019

What We Are Playing Today: Pokémon Masters

Remember all those Pokémon games you used to play on your Nintendo Game Boy like Fire Red, Leaf Green, Ruby and Sapphire? The fun continues with DeNA’s new Pokémon Masters.

As the player, you start off with Pikachu as your companion, and from there you create your designated team, made of familiar faces like Brock, Misty and new characters who compete in the Pokémon Masters League by collecting five badges.

The game is full of nostalgia for older players as you battle Pokémon Masters on an artificial island called Pasio to become champion. It is also exciting for those who are not familiar with previous Pokémon installments, as the battling system relies on strategic thinking and choosing your elements correctly.

Players need to upgrade their relationships with their Pokémon by fighting in order to complete later stages.

The more levels you complete, however, the tougher it gets to evolve your relationships, and the need to spend real money on the application increases. As players leave feedback on these shortcomings, I am certain further updates will incorporate better features to flesh out the gaming experience.


Heavy rain across Cairo cause chaos as residents use bulldozer to escape floods

A video was circulated over social media showing a bulldozer carrying people to help them get to the other side of the road that was flooded by the rain. (Screenshot)
Updated 23 October 2019

Heavy rain across Cairo cause chaos as residents use bulldozer to escape floods

  • Flooding on roads heading to Cairo’s International Airport caused severe delays for flight passengers
  • Authorities in Cairo deployed several vacuum trucks to clear the roads

DUBAI: Heavy rain hit Cairo on Tuesday resulting in floods across the city, leaving residence stranded.  

A video was circulated over social media showing a bulldozer carrying people to help them get to the other side of the road that was flooded by the rain.

 

Scenes of large pools of water were spread among Cairo’s districts including Heliopolis, Nasr city and Salah Salem.

Pictures of people swimming in the puddles were shared on social media. Other images showed floating boxed packages while others pretended to fish in the streams of water gushing down the streets.

 

The weather also caused flight delays, and heavy traffic across the city’s busiest roads, Egypt local press reported.

Flooding on roads heading to Cairo’s International Airport caused severe delays for flight passengers.

In response to the weather conditions, EgyptAir delayed departure time for flights until the maximum number of passengers arrive at the airport.

“The airline has decided to delay the departure of some flights due to the heavy rains, until the arrival of the maximum amount of passengers booked for these flights, to preserve the rights of our customers,” EgyptAir said in a statement.

The flood caused Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to give schools and universities in Cairo a day off on Wednesday, as more rain is expected.

In response to the prime minister’s announcement, Egyptian influencer and university student, Mohamed Tarek, shared a video on Facebook expressing his joy after hearing the news.

Authorities in Cairo deployed several vacuum trucks to clear the roads.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority had sent out weather warnings earlier this week, with expectations of weather disruptions across the country from Monday to Friday.