Meet The Indies will return at EGX Rezzed

first_imgMeet The Indies will return at EGX RezzedPublishers, investors and indie creators can attend for freeChristopher DringHead of Games B2BWednesday 4th April 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareMeet The Indies @ Rezzed will return, and this time is completely free to attend.Meet The Indies is a B2B matchmaking area that enables investors, publishers and service providers to meet with some of the world’s best independent developers during EGX Rezzed.EGX Rezzed runs April 13th – April 15th.The event is sponsored by Wicked Sick, the investment firm owned by former Multiplay boss Craig Fletcher.”The UK has a long history of great creative talent in the games industry and in particular a strong indie base, but access to finance seems to be an ongoing issue, especially for smaller amounts,” says Fletcher. “We’re very happy to help support the coming together of the indie scene with those who can help give them the resources to make the next generation of indie blockbusters.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games If you are an indie developer, publisher or investor eager to attend, simply email [email protected] And specify who you are and that you’d like to join the event. You’ll then be sent additional information on how to sign-up and list what it is you’re looking for. Whether you’re an indie creator seeking marketing support and funding, or a publisher/investor looking for that next promising Nintendo Switch hit, this is the perfect event for you.Sponsoring opportunities are available for the event. For more details, email [email protected] The Indies is one of three GamesIndustry.biz events taking place at EGX Rezzed. On Friday, April 13th, we will reveal this year’s GamesIndustry 100 at a special drinks reception. And the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair will take place over the entire three days of the event.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 4 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 6 hours agoLatest comments (1)Alberto Belli Founder & CEO, Gamera Interactive3 years ago Mail sent 🙂 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

How to work on a better yourself

first_imgI was sitting idle at my study table on a hot summer afternoon when a thought struck my mind. I just realized my dog, who was now 2-year-old never stepped out of our small colony. I didn’t even know if he knew that there was a whole big wide world outside that big black gate. Brownie, my dog, animals they just have so much patience, so much adaptability they can spend their whole lives in a small house with someplace to walk. But then I thought to wait , what about us humans? We cant even manage to stay at our homes for 5 whole months! It is not like we have to spend time in a jail room staring at a grey, dull wall NO. We can do lots of things even at our houses! students can still study, teachers can still teach, we can still shop online, connect with our friends, learn new things. Now imagine if we couldn’t do any of these things. Someone said that we see things as we want them to. Most of you may see the lockdown as a dull, lifeless period, but to me, it is an opportunity. It is an opportunity for me to be a better keyboardist, a better reader, a better pet parent, a better writer. I have time to spend with my parents, siblings and my dog. But most importantly I have time to explore myself, I have time to learn about myself. Honestly, I actually don’t think that the lockdown is so bad after all, I am actually enjoying it. And all of you can too.Try to look at the positives instead of negatives, try to look at the gain instead of the loss. We don’t have to lose from this pathetic pandemic and be sober we can achieve many things even at our houses if we act smart. You may not realise it but if you work on yourself during this period, you may find yourself a brand new person after the end of this pandemic.last_img read more

Russia’s Defense Minister Shoigu, Coronavirus and Relentless Military Modernization

first_imgOn March 20, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu led a meeting at the National Defense Management Center (Natsional’nogo Tsentra Upravleniya Oboronoy—NTsUO), in Moscow. Shoigu chaired the defense ministry board discussions at the NTsUO covering a broad range of topics, with special attention to the military’s efforts to contain the outbreak of coronavirus and the contours of the ongoing military modernization. Shoigu’s underlying message was clearly business as usual, while denying that any COVID-19 cases had been detected within the Russian military (Mil.ru, March 20).Shoigu explained that in order to prevent the import and possible spread of the novel coronavirus within Russia’s Armed Forces, an operational headquarters was created under the leadership of Deputy Defense Minister Ruslan Tsalikov. This will facilitate frequent inspections of military educational establishments, as well as units and related defense ministry structures. Moreover, a stockpile of related medical supplies, including equipment, has already been formed. Existing programs to send military delegations abroad or to receive foreign guests in Russia has temporarily been suspended. Sporting, cultural and leisure pursuits at military bases has similarly been placed on hold (Mil.ru, March 20).Turning to the issue of the spring draft of conscripts for the Russian military Shoigu stated, “Special attention is paid to the upcoming draft of citizens for military service. It will be held in strict accordance with the federal law ‘On Military Duty and Military Service” on time (from April 1 to July 15). Most of the conscripts will be sent to their units in May and June. Before that, all of them are tested for the presence of coronavirus. Only those whose diagnostic tests show negative results will be admitted to their units. Young recruits after arriving at military units are isolated from the main staff for quarantine activities for a period of at least two weeks” (Mil.ru, March 20).While denying that the virus has been identified within any Russian military personnel, Shoigu elaborated at length about the set of measures aimed at isolating future cases and preventing its spread within the Armed Forces. Shoigu also stated that the entire leadership of the defense ministry and the General Staff have been tested for coronavirus and all tests were negative. “I draw attention to the need for round-the-clock preventive measures to prevent the coronavirus infection of military personnel and constant monitoring not only by medical personnel, but also by commanders and chiefs of all levels,” Shoigu noted (Mil.ru, March 20).Morale is evidently an issue in this context, and ahead of the forthcoming celebration of the 75th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941–1945), Shoigu has pushed a great deal of attention to the construction of the main Orthodox Christian temple of the Armed Forces, with its location close to Alabino, marking the spot where Soviet forces held their defense against the Wehrmacht’s invasion. “It is here that the line passes where our troops held the defense. Alabino is nearby, where there was the Moscow defense headquarters led by Marshal Georgy Zhukov, and there were very serious and important first positive events, our first successes began there in 1941,” Shoigu explained. He added, “For the manufacture of the steps of the temple, for example, we took tracks from German tanks, and they are present in these steps—in the form of an alloy. And climbing the steps of this temple, we will go over the weapons of the defeated enemy.” He also pointed out that the main Russian Orthodox icon for the new temple has been donated by President Vladimir Putin (Izvestia, March 23; Tvzvezda.ru, March 22).During the video conferencing at the NTsUO, Shoigu returned to the theme of military modernization, castigating the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) using “any pretext” to build up military forces close to Russia’s borders. The defense minister then highlighted modernization efforts in the Southern Military District (MD) after expressing concern about foreign activities in the Black Sea region: “We are closely monitoring the situation at our borders, systematically increasing the combat capabilities of the military districts and the Northern Fleet, and improving their military composition and basing system. More than 1,200 units of new and modernized equipment were delivered to formations and military units of the Southern Military District last year, and this year almost three times as much will be delivered. In 2019, more than 550 command post and tactical exercises took place in the Southern Military District, more than a third of them with the participation of the territorial defense headquarters of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and enterprises of the military-industrial complex” (Mil.ru, March 20).Shoigu’s comments on the modernization of the Southern MD were also tied to preparations for the operational-strategic exercise Kavkaz 2020, in September; he appears confident such exercises will go ahead despite the global coronavirus pandemic. It is interesting to note the emphasis the defense minister placed on the need for modernization driven by the threat perception linked to the US and NATO in the Black Sea region—a convenient and tried-and-tested theme revamped during the national anxiety over coronavirus. With Putin offering military medical units to assist in Rome’s efforts to combat the coronavirus, the message from Shoigu is that things are under control within the Russian military, while continuing to cautiously monitor the situation. Unsurprisingly, Shoigu publicized his own coronavirus test in Russian media on March 24 (Lenta.ru, March 24). The spring draft will prove to be slow and more complex and challenging in terms of managing the potential virus spread during this period. Shoigu’s overall message was certainly business as usual, staying on the theme of the US and NATO as potential threats to Russia and downplaying the risks posed by the current global pandemic.last_img read more

Move over Mountain of Beverly Hills, spec home developer lists “Malibu Series” portfolio for $500M

first_imgFrom left: The Castle, Scott Gillen, and The What (Credit: Jeff Newton)UPDATED, Aug. 1, 1:51 p.m.: Scott Gillen has spent the past few years developing uber-luxury homes in Malibu, most of them on spec. Now, Gillen is putting 13 of those properties together, listing them as a single collection, dubbed “The Malibu Series.”Asking price for the lot? Half a billion dollars. Or, an average of around $38 million per home.It seems an odd time to list so many ultra high-end homes as a single portfolio, when the luxury market in Los Angeles is already softening amid a large supply and the effects of that spec home development. A second-quarter report by Elliman last month also showed that in fire-damaged Malibu, sales fell more than 50 percent, to 29 homes.“The Malibu Series” portfolio includes his crown jewel, the New Castle, itself a spec mansion that hit the market back in 2015 for $60 million. The 15,000-square-foot home features a 400-foot driveway, a teak library-like wine room and a humidified cigar room.ADVERTISEMENTThe collection also features properties in two guard-gated communities, as well as three single-family homes, in different stages of construction.Gillen and his firm, Unvarnished, are the force behind all of the properties. While properties like New Castle are already on the market, the $500 million portfolio reflects the first time the 13 properties are marketed as a collection. Tracy Tutor of Douglas Elliman has the listing. Gillen did not comment on the collection, which included extensive marketing materials. A spokesperson for Elliman said the properties could still be sold individually.If purchased at asking, the Malibu Series collection would represent the priciest residential sale ever in Los Angeles County. The title of most expensive individual home ever sold in the county goes to the Spelling Manor in Beverly Hills. That record was set last month, when Petra Ecclestone sold the iconic mansion for $120 million.Still on the market is the troubled 157-acre Mountain of Beverly Hills development site — reduced from $1 billion to $650 million — which Gillen was believed to offered to buy for $400 million. Spec home developer Nile Niami’s $500 million off-market Bel Air mansion he is calling “The One” is still for sale.At the top of the list is the New Castle, which had been listed as high as $85 million and is now on the market for $75 million. The home sits on a former Scottish-style castle, and also features a butterfly sanctuary.Gillen is also including the “Case Residences,” his largest project to date, which includes “five fucking spectacular mid-century modern homes,” he told The Real Deal in an interview last year. Those homes, on a 24-acre spread overlooking the ocean, are priced between $50 million and $100 million. One of the homes was reportedly in escrow for $40 million in March. Construction is underway and expected to wrap in 2020.Another community included in the portfolio are “The Who Homes,” a gated enclave that features four houses priced at $16.5 million each. Two of the houses in that community have sold and another one is under contract, according to a representative who is marketing the Malibu Series.The $500 million portfolio also includes a 7,000-square-foot pad on Malibu Road and 5,000-square-foot home in Point Dume for $25 million each, as well as a 1.5-acre property in Paradise Cove Beach. There is no asking price on the Paradise Cove property, which is being remodeled. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Bundesliga (Round 15): RN Lowen too strong for TuSEM, back on top

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsRhein-Neckar Lowen bounce back from their defeat at the hands of THW Kiel with a superb away victory against TuSEM Essen. With a convincing 30:20 the Mannheim side is now back on top of the league, at least until THW Kiel play their game Sunday against Melsungen. Throughout the whole game RN Lowen were the dominating side and deservedly take the two points. Bjarte Myrhol and Patrick Groetzki were the most efficient for the “Lions” scoring 9 and 7 goals respectively. Pieczkowski was TuSEM’s best with 5 goals.In the other two games: Balingen 30:24 Grosswallstadt (Herth 7 goals(HBW); Spatz 7 goals(TVG)), Neuhausen 21:23 TBV Lemgo (Schiller 7 goals (Neuhausen); Preiss & Bechtloff 6 goals (TBV)) Related Items:Balingen, bechtloff, essen, groetzki, grosswallstadt, herth, lemgo, lowen, melsungen, myrhol, neuhausen, pieczkowski, preiss, schiller, spatz, THW Kiel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 18TUSEM Essen1:29 SG Flensburg beat THW Kiel in German derby THW Kiel with +5 from Szeged 13TBV Lemgo10:20 Recommended for you 9SC Magdeburg14:14 4SG Flensburg-Handewitt20:8 10Frisch Auf Göppingen13:15 8TSV Hannover-Burgdorf17:11 14VfL Gummersbach8:20 15TSV GWD Minden8:20 12TuS N-Lübbecke12:16 2THW Kiel27:1 11HBW Balingen-Weilstetten13:17 6HSV Hamburg18:12 5HSG Wetzlar20:8 1Rhein-Neckar Löwen28:2 16TV 1893 Neuhausen7:23 3Füchse Berlin22:8 17TV Grosswallstadt5:25 ShareTweetShareShareEmail Harald Reinkind to stay at THW Kiel Click to comment 7MT Melsungen17:11last_img read more

EPIC MOMENT: RK Nexe beat PPD Zagreb for the first time!

first_img“HE TURNED THE CIRCLE”: Filip Ivic again at RK PPD Zagreb Pingback: EPIC MOMENT: RK Nexe beat PPD Zagreb for the first time! – SportandoNews ShareTweetShareShareEmail RK NEXE president Josip Ergovic: “We invested 10.000.000 EUR in handball, Nasice wants to host EHF Champions League” 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHistory has been written in Nasice! For the first time in the series of their matches, Croatian vice-champions RK Nexe Nasice beat the biggest team – eternal Croatian champions since 1992, RK PPD Zagreb 24:23 at opener of SEHA Gazprom League 2018/2019.Team from Nasice was led by playmaker Tomi Vozab who netted eight goals. Recommended for you Related Items:RK Nexe, RK PPD Zagreb HANDBALL SUSPENDED IN CROATIA! Is this only a wish of one team to save trophy? 1 Comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Landmark Finance moves into new offices

first_imgLandmark Finance, headed by Ron Telford, is taking the next step in cementing its long-term commitment to financing the coach and bus market by moving to new purpose-built offices.Still located in Hazel Grove the new address, from 10 November, is Affinity House, 1 Station View, Hazel Grove SK7 5ER. Also, as part of its continuing commitment to the industry, Landmark Finance will be exhibiting at Euro Bus Expo 2014 (4-6 November). It will be offering flexible finance solutions through its wide panel of funders, for new and used vehicles.last_img read more

William Byron takes home $100,000 bonus in Dash 4 Cash finale at Dover

first_imgRELATED: Full race results | Kyle Larson wins at DoverDOVER, Del. – Somewhere out there, there’s a 19-year-old still accepting a weekly allowance from his parents.At Dover International Speedway on Saturday, 19-year-old William Byron raced his way to a $100,000 bonus.The JR Motorsports driver’s sixth-place finish in the OneMain Financial 200 at the Monster Mile propelled him to the fourth and final XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash prize, earning himself a cool hundred grand in the process. Thankfully, Byron has a good head on his shoulders and has no immediate plans to visit the Dover Downs casino located on site, but instead joked it could buy “a good education.”“I don’t know (what my plans are for the money),” Byron said following the race. “It’s definitely a good thing for our race team. Good run for us; we needed that. Just really proud of all the guys on the JRM team and hopefully this is something we can keep building on.”Byron was the highest-qualifying Dash 4 Cash driver in the final stage, topping a final group of qualifiers that included teammate and points leader Elliott Sadler along with Darrell Wallace Jr. and Brennan Poole.RELATED: XFINITY Series standings | Byron’s career statsThe young driver set the Camping World Truck Series on fire in 2016, turning heads on his way to a series-record seven wins in 23 races by a rookie. While still winless this year, his XFINITY Series career got off to a stellar start through the season’s first six races with an average finish of 7.67.Things have stalled a bit since, with the next four seeing a pair of finishes 30th or worse and zero top 10s. He’s hoping Saturday’s finish and earning the Dash 4 Cash prize — which he deemed “for sure the highlight” of his XFINITY career thus far — are signs that his team is starting to put things together to perform.“To see the execution in the race and get there at the end … I know we got off cycle there and didn’t necessarily get the finish we wanted, but we were still able to charge up through there on new tires and that was exciting. It was fun to race with Elliott and Justin (Allgaier) and everyone that was battling for it,” Byron said.JRM won three of four Dash 4 Cash prizes, with Allgaier taking Phoenix and Richmond, sandwiched by Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric taking Bristol.“For JRM, I think it just shows the strength of our team to execute. I think we keep building and keep getting more speed. We’re executing really well in the race and our teammates are as well. That’s helping everyone get these Dash 4 Cashes and we’ll just keep building on that.”last_img read more

US Cracks Down on Mountaintop Coal-mine Permits

first_img “The administration pledged earlier this year to improve review of mining projects that risked harming water quality. Release of this preliminary list is the first step in a process to assure that the environmental concerns raised by the 79 permit applications are addressed and that permits issued are protective of water quality and affected ecosystems,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “We look forward to working closely with the Army Corps of Engineers, with the involvement of the mining companies, to achieve a resolution of EPA’s concerns that avoids harmful environmental impacts and meets our energy and economic needs…” According to the EPA, based on studies of over 1200 stream segments impacted by mountaintop mining and valley fills the following environmental issues were noted: an increase of minerals in the water — zinc, sodium, selenium, and sulfate levels may increase and negatively impact fish and macroinvertebrates leading to less diverse and more pollutant-tolerant speciesstreams in watersheds below valley fills tend to have greater base flowstreams are sometimes covered up wetlands are, at times inadvertently and other times intentionally, created; these wetlands provide some aquatic functions, but are generally not of high qualityforests may become fragmented (broken into sections)the regrowth of trees and woody plants on regraded land may be slowed due to compacted soilsgrassland birds are more common on reclaimed mine lands as are snakes; amphibians such as salamanders, are less likelyvalley fills are generally stable cumulative environmental costs have not been identifiedthere may be social, economic and heritage issues Reuters quotes one analyst as saying the move would “likely benefit mining companies, like Consol Energy Inc, that have low-cost underground operations as opposed to mountaintop mining.” (Read more from Reuters) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it will put the brakes on 79 pending permits for mountaintop removal coal mines in Appalachia because they likely pose environmental problems in violation of the Clean Water Act. Also called surface mining, the technique often results in the burying of streams with blasted debris from mountaintops, and high levels of toxic metal runoff into adjacent valleys and community watersheds. EPA’s initial review concluded that all of the projects would likely cause water quality impacts and require additional scrutiny under the Clean Water Act. last_img read more

Understanding How Statutes of Limitations Apply to Student Loans

first_img Reviving the Statute of Limitations on DebtsAdditionally, making a payment on a debt can serve to revive a statute of limitations. For instance, suppose you stop making payments on a debt in a state where there is a five-year statute of limitations for such debts. The timeline for the statute of limitations ceased when you stopped making payments. In the event you never make another payment or take any other action that would otherwise extend the statute of limitations, the creditor’s option to sue you would end five years later. Should you make a payment at any time during that five-year period, however, the statute of limitations would begin again and not end until another five years had passed.Some creditors purchase old debts for a small amount of money and then attempt to collect the debt using aggressive collection tactics. In and of itself, this practice is not illegal, as you are still responsible for the debt. It is illegal if the creditor attempts to harass you, tricks you into renewing the statute of limitations, or threatens you in any way.Fortunately, most courts will not accept a renewed timeframe if you were unaware that the statute of limitations was being renewed. In the event a creditor attempts to sue you or even threatens to sue for a debt on which the statute of limitations has expired, it’s important that you contact your lawyer or file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. By Drew Cloud, The Student Loan ReportStudent loans present a convenient option for many students who either do not qualify for financial aid or who need to supplement their scholarships and grants. Even so, it’s important to understand your rights prior to taking out those loans, including the methods lenders can use for collecting debt if you should fall behind on your loan payments. You should also understand the statutes of limitations that apply to student loans.What Is a Statute of Limitations? In terms of debt collection, a statute of limitations refers to the amount of time the lender has to sue for outstanding debt. This time limit does apply to private student loans but is not applicable to federal student loans, including the Perks, Stafford, and Parent PLUS loans, as well as federal consolidation loans. There has not been a statute of limitations for federal student loans since 1991. The specific amount of time for a statute of limitations also varies from one state to another.In some states, the statute of limitations is capped at three years, while it’s as long as 10 years in other states. Many times, consumers make the mistake of believing that simply because a statute of limitations has expired, the lender cannot continue attempting to collect the debt. This is not the case. The statute of limitations only prevents the lender from suing you. It does not eliminate the debt. If you are not clear about the statute of limitations as it applies to a specific debt, it’s important to consult with an attorney. You should also be aware that collectors are bound by law to inform you if the statute of limitations on your debt has expired, if you ask.Given this, it’s important to be aware that you also have the right to extend the statute of limitations. Depending on the situation, you may be able to either waive or extend the existing statute of limitations by agreeing either verbally or in writing to repay the debt or agree that the debt is valid. This is only applicable in situations in which the lender is allowed to sue you for the debt. Most creditors will not do this if you are making payments in a satisfactory manner.center_img It can be relatively easy to settle a loan with an expired statute of limitations. Once a creditor knows it’s no longer an option to force you to pay back the debt using legal action, it is often much more agreeable to settling the debt for less than what is actually owed.There is no statute of limitations on federal student loans. Regardless of whether the loan is several decades old, if you have failed to make payments, you can still be sued for payment by the federal government. In the interim, collection costs and interest will likely continue accruing, which will make the amount owed even greater. For this reason, it’s a good idea to try to work out a solution with your loan holder. Doing so will usually be far less expensive than simply ignoring the issue.Other factors can also affect the statute of limitations behind state laws. Among those factors are whether the school was accredited at the time you attended and how the loan was used. These two factors alone can have a significant impact on which part of a loan and even whether the loan can be collected.The Difference Between Credit Reporting and Statute of Limitations on DebtBorrowers should also be aware that the length of time that information regarding loan payments, including collection accounts and late payments, can remain on credit reports differs from the statute of limitations for being sued for collection. The Fair Credit Reporting Act governs negative information reported on credit reports. Simply because the statute of limitations has expired on a loan, it does not mean that negative information will no longer appear on a credit report. Likewise, just because there is no information regarding a debt on your credit report, it does not mean the creditor can longer attempt to collect the debt.Remember, when researching student loans, it’s vital to understand the collection rules as they apply to such loans. Furthermore, never borrow more money than you realistically expect you will be able to repay and carefully consider the impact it could have on your life if you experience financial problems in the future and are not able to repay your loans.he Student Loan Report is a content partner of The Port Arthur News providing news and commentary. This content is produced independently of The Port Arthur News.last_img read more