Azerion raises €200 million

first_imgJeffrey RousseauStaff WriterTuesday 27th April 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleAzerionThis week, Azerion announced that it has secured €200 million ($242 million) via bond issuance on Nasdaq Stockholm.A majority of the funds will be used to expand the company’s presence in Nordic and European markets by way of multiple acquisitions.”Online entertainment has become central to people’s lives,” said Atilla Aytekin, CEO and co-founder of Azerion. Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games “It has enormous business potential. Our vision is to make digital entertainment better, safer, and more reliable. That way everyone can enjoy the basic human need to play in a carefree environment, and advertising and publishing businesses can thrive.”This funding is the second largest that the digital games and monetization firm has received in two years.Founded in 2015, Azerion has created a digital entertainment platform that provides content to all ages. Its growth has been supported by acquisitions such as Habbo Hotel developer Sulake and the mobile division of Spil Games.last_img read more

New residential development plan submitted for old Leawood Country Club property

first_imgThree empty cul-de-sacs are all that’s been built so far on the old Leawood Country Club property.A new proposal to develop the former Leawood Country Club property with 24 single-family houses and eliminate recreational amenities contained in a previous plan has been submitted to the Leawood planning department.[pullquote]New Leawood housing proposal• Plan calls for building 24 single-family homes• Eliminates a clubhouse, pool and tennis courts that were part of previous plan• Site, which housed Leawood Country Club for decades, was acquired by developers in 2004• Public hearing set for 6 p.m. November 10 at Leawood Presbyterian[/pullquote]The Village of Leawood proposal, submitted by developer Mark Simpson, is scheduled for a public hearing before the Leawood Planning Commission on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. A neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at Leawood Presbyterian Church, 2715 W. 83rd St.The new proposal will require rezoning because it eliminates the clubhouse, pool and tennis courts that were part of the previous Estates of Old Leawood plan approved by the City Council. That plan called for 23 homes to be developed on the 16-acre site.The new plan calls for building four houses on the part of the property where the clubhouse, pool and tennis courts would have gone, and spaces the 20 other houses around three cul-de-sacs that were built on the site previously.Richard Coleman, Leawood planning director, said planners will likely recommend that pedestrian access be provided through the project to an existing bridge that crosses a creek on its eastern boundary. That path would allow access to the nearby Ward Parkway shopping center.It’s been 14 years since the former Leawood Country Club property near 89th Street and Lee Boulevard was acquired by developers. The previous Estates of Old Leawood plan was approved in 2004 after a bitter rezoning battle. The property abuts a single-family neighborhood to the west.Simpson could not be reached for comment, but a search indicates he is co-owner of Ellis Associates LLC, a development firm. Together with Saul Ellis, Simpson has developed upscale residential projects that include Hallbrook Farms, Hunter’s Ridge, LionsGate and the Staley Farms Golf Community.last_img read more

Roeland Park marks 75th anniversary of St. Agnes Parish church building

first_imgSt. Agnes Catholic Church in Roeland Park.A proclamation commemorating St. Agnes Parish church’s 75th anniversary was unanimously approved last week by the Roeland Park city council. The proclamation was introduced by Mayor Mike Kelly.Mayor Mike Kelly presented the proclamation to Father Porter last week.“It is a pleasure to extend this expression of the City’s esteem and best wishes to the members of this parish on such a memorable occasion,” Kelly said.St. Agnes Pastor Father Bill Porter thanked the council for the proclamation.The church was dedicated on November 25, 1943 after several delays caused by World War II. It was built at the intersection of Mission and 53rd Street on 5 acres of land donated by Katherine C. Roe.While the church building is celebrating its 75th anniversary the parish has been operating for 95 years.St. Agnes Parish has been home to a school, former convent, and rectory.“Parishioners have been, and continue to be, some of the most active and dedicated Roeland Park citizens, donating their time and talents on various committees, special projects, and in elected office,” the proclamation reads.last_img read more

A mnemonic procedure could improve decision-making in pilots who experience the startle effect in-flight

first_imgShare Share on Facebook Pinterest LinkedIn Emailcenter_img The researchers developed their own startle management procedure and tested its effectiveness using a group of 24 airline pilots.“The procedure we tested was based on the ‘COOL’ mnemonic: Calm down – take a deep breath, relax your shoulders and become aware of your control inputs, Observe – scan the important flight parameters without focusing on the problem yet, Outline – now focus on the problem: what doesn’t make sense, or what do you think is going on?, Lead – make a plan and take action.”The pilots first practiced takeoffs, landings, and other maneuvers in a full-motion flight simulator to familiarize themselves with the model of aircraft used for the study. (A Piper PA-34 Seneca III.) They then received a 10-minute briefing about the startle effect, and half of them (the experimental group) also received instructions and practice regarding the COOL procedure.After the briefing, the pilots returned to the simulator to complete more training sessions. Some of these sessions included startling events, such as bird strike that resulted in a false stall warning or a sudden shift in the aircraft’s center of gravity. In the video below, a pilot in the study responds to an unexpected flap malfunction prior to landing.About 89% of pilots in the the experimental group reported using the COOL procedure during startling scenarios, and most found it helpful. “We found that pilots generally liked the procedure, especially the Calm down and Observe steps. But more importantly, we found that they made better decisions when using it,” Landman told PsyPost.For example, those who used the COOL procedure after experiencing a flap malfunction were less likely to inappropriately set the flaps even lower as they prepared to land.However, pilots who used the COOL procedure had worse flight performance on average compared to those who did not. The “immediate responses were significantly less optimal” in the experimental group, the researchers said. Some pilots jumped to the Observe step of the procedure before recovering full control of the aircraft.“The experiment also showed that the ‘COOL’ procedure can be improved in certain ways. For instance, high stress and/or eagerness resulted in some pilots executing the procedure too quickly after a problem occurred. They were focusing too much on executing the procedure steps instead of dealing with more pressing issues at hand. Such misdirected prioritizing under stress is a known problem that happens sometimes in real emergencies as well,” Landman explained.“We also found that the procedure, although it seems very simple, was experienced by some pilots as too complex and distracting. When stressed, we naturally avoid those things that are complex and unfamiliar. So, a procedure like this should really be as simple as possible and it should be trained until it is a natural response.”The study, “The Effectiveness of a Mnemonic-Type Startle and Surprise Management Procedure for Pilots“, was authored by Annemarie Landman, Sophie H. van Middelaar, Eric L. Groen, M. M. (René) van Paassen, Adelbert W. Bronkhorst, and Max Mulder.(Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay) A mnemonic-like procedure could help pilots overcome startle and surprise, according to new research published in The International Journal of Aerospace Psychology. The study suggests that such a procedure can improve decision-making in the wake of an unexpected event.“It is becoming more and more clear that the ‘startle effect’ can be a huge problem for pilots when they respond to an emergency. Modern pilot training is focusing therefore on how to psychologically deal with startle,” explained study author Annemarie Landman (@hm_landman), researcher at TNO in The Netherlands and the Delft University of Technology.“One way to do this is by using a decision-making aid or procedure, which pilots can memorize by means of a mnemonic. This can help pilots to realize which steps to take when they feel ‘paralyzed’ by startle. Several of such decision-making procedures are already being used by airline companies, but we found that none of these involved a step to specifically deal with startle and its disorienting effects.” Share on Twitterlast_img read more

A retrograde step: scrapping trainee minimum

first_imgCharles Plant, chair of the board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, says that the trainee solicitors’ minimum salary was introduced by the Law Society in 1982 ‘to prevent exploitation and attract high-calibre entrants. However, there is little evidence that it meets these aims effectively’ (By the Book). I was chair of the Associate Members (later called Trainee Solicitors) Group of the Law Society in 1972 when some trainee solicitors were still paying a premium and most were paid very little. I asked the Law Society to introduce a national minimum wage along the lines of the then DHSS poverty line, which was £11.50 per week. The Gazette published a letter from me on 5 September 1973, in which I said: ‘We are not asking that the Law Society at this stage makes this figure mandatory. All we are asking for is a recommended minimum wage. I have spoken to many practising solicitors about this and, as far as I can recall, not one of them was in disagreement with this basic premise.’ The reason for this request was that solicitors were then exploiting trainee solicitors on a huge scale, because training contracts (articles) were in demand and anyone wanting to be a solicitor had to undertake one. Whatever changes there may have been to the training system since then, those conditions still exist. Whatever conclusions are now drawn by Charles Plant and the SRA, the fact of the matter is that premiums disappeared, and pay scales negotiated with local law societies were highly successful in attracting trainees without rich parents and from ethnic minorities. In 1982, 10 years after we raised the issue, the Law Society may well have given us more than we asked for by imposing a mandatory minimum wage. However, removing any Law Society pressure on solicitors to pay trainee solicitors properly is a retrograde step. Giving solicitors discretion as to what they pay trainee solicitors is going to lead to exploitation, as night follows day, because the market is not based on equal bargaining power. Bruce Edgington, Gravesend, Kentlast_img read more

Kent State Drops Another, Loses to Northern Illinois 24-3

first_img NEO College FB Staff DeKALB, ILLI.– Kent State continues to struggle this season as they lost today to Northern Illinois on Saturday, 24-3. The Golden Flashes offense in particular continues to struggle through the air, as once again Kent State tried two quarterbacks, George Bollas and Dustin Crum, and neither was able to do much. Kent State’s defense played well and forced turnovers, but got no help from their offense. Both offenses struggled early and it took until two minutes left in the first quarter for the first score of the game, when Huskies quarterback Marcus Childres connected with Spencer Tears for a 10-yard touchdown giving them a 7-0 lead heading into the second quarter. Kent State’s offensive struggles continued in the second quarter when they had two drives both ended with interceptions. They were able to put one scoring drive together and had kicker Shane Hynes connect on an 18-yard field goal for their only points of the game. The Huskies were able to capitalize on turnovers and take a 14-3 lead into the half. Things did not get any better for the Golden Flashes in the second half as they were shutout. The defense did all it could to try and keep them in this game, getting interceptions from Jerrell Foster and Juantez McRae, but the offense couldn’t capitalize. The Huskies were able to put another ten points on the board with Childres throwing for another touchdown. Kent State continues to struggle on offense as they cannot seem to find stability at the quarterback position. Their quarterbacks combined for 15 yards passing and three interceptions. With this little production, it will be hard for Kent State to try and turn their season around.Kent State will look to bounce back next week when they return home to Dix Stadium to take on the Miami Redhawks.  Related Topicslast_img read more

Chelsea in an advantageous position after the stalemate against Manchester United at Old Trafford

first_imgAdvertisement 67oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs790Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0x( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 24aksWould you ever consider trying this?😱bt2sCan your students do this? 🌚1fz1e9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea are slightly in an advantageous position to finish in the top four this season after the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. After this result, the Blues are at the fourth position in the League Table with 68 points in 36 matches so far. Manchester United are still 3 points behind Chelsea with only 2 games left for the season in the Premier League.Advertisement The match has started in a brilliant way for the Red Devils as Juan Mata scored the first goal of the match for the home side. The ball was provided by Luke Shaw this time. However, the Blues equalised just at the half time mark. Marcos Alonso scored the goal for the Blues. It was against the run of play. Antonio Rudiger took a shot from outside the box. The shot was on target; but it should have been a routine save for David De Gea. However, the star Spanish Goalkeeper was unable to grab the ball properly. It bounced back towards Marcos Alonso and he made no mistake to put it into the Goal.Advertisement The first half ended with a scoreline of 1-1. In the second half of the match, both the sides got ample opportunities to take the lead. However, neither was successful to score the winning goal of the match. So, it ended with a stalemate at Old Trafford on Sunday.Manchester United’s last-ditch attempt to sign Van Dijk while he was already in Liverpool revealedAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more