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News / Asia-Europe trade forecasts make for grim reading for box lines

first_img Worrying signs of a major disconnect between supply and demand on the Asia – North Europe trade lane comes from the latest Global Port Tracker: North Europe Trade Outlook which predicts ocean freight growth in 2015 at below 3% year-on-year on the route.Combined with Alphaliner’s estimate of a 9.1% capacity hike on the lane, it will exert significant extra pressure on spot freight rates that have already plunged by more than 50% since the beginning of the year.Capacity growth is being fuelled by the injection of 50 ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) during the year as shipping lines scramble to operate ships with the lowest unit cost.With a general acceptance by carriers that freight rates will for the foreseeable future at best maintain the status quo, lines are backed into a corner and have no other option than to cut costs further; hence the mad rush to deploy the ULCVs.But these behemoths must be filled week after week to achieve savings, and the Global Port Tracker report will not be an encouraging read in the boardrooms of Asia – Europe carriers.According to its trade outlook calculations, the first half of 2015 is projected to be flat for Asian imports to North European ports and show only a 1.8% gain for exports, compared to the same period of the previous year.Growth will re-emerge in the second six months, predicts the report, but nevertheless for the full year this would result in just a 2.1% increase for the headhaul trade to 15.3m teu, and a slightly better 2.6% growth to 12.3m teu on the back haul.Joint author of the report, which tracks cargo volumes at six North European ports, Ben Hackett commented that it was uncertain why increased consumer confidence in European states was not translating into increased expenditure on goods.“It is unclear why the consumers are not yet ready to go on a shopping spree,” said Mr Hackett,“Perhaps it is the unpredictably of domestic politics…or the uncertainties of the situation in Ukraine,” he suggested.The consultant offered another possibility: that there could be a change emerging in expenditure patterns that will see lower future consumption. “This is not dissimilar from the pattern we see in the United States,“ he said.Mr Hackett also opined that globalisation may now have reached an equilibrium whereby only a few industries are still moving sourcing and output to Asia. He argued that there was evidence of more investments in Eastern Europe – closer to end markets.“These are changes that the container shipping industry needs to take into account when they consider their investments in additional capacity,” said Mr Hackett.Nonetheless, the ‘race to the top’ of the biggest containership league by Asia – Europe container lines shows no sign of letting up, as the players prepare to go all in at the ‘casino’ with big vessel orders.In fact, the carriers that can find the money of some $150m per ship are queuing up to place orders at South Korean or Chinese yards.This was in evidence this week in confirmations from CMA CGM and OOCL that they were following Japanese carrier MOL in placing orders for ships of 20,000 teu plus. By Mike Wackett 02/04/2015last_img read more

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Blue-green algae bloom spotted off Lee County coastline

first_imgAdvertisementBlue-green algae is not red tide. For information about red tide in Southwest Florida, click here. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement NHC: 90% chance of tropical development in southwest Gulf of Mexico June 16, 2021 Anti-blue-green algae technology coming to Cape Coral canals June 15, 2021 LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A blue-green algae bloom was found in the Gulf of Mexico off Lee County’s coast.The bloom is called Trichodesmium, and it’s found nearly every year in the Gulf. Recently, surface level blooms were detected offshore in Sarasota County and Lee County. Courtesy: FWCTrichodesmium is not a good food source for marine life and can kill fish that feed off of it, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife officers. This type of blue-green algae is referred to as “sea sawdust.” The dust has been found offshore in Tampa Bay since January 2020.center_img AdvertisementTags: blue green algaeGulf of Mexico AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Toxic algae decomposes in Matlacha causing awful stench and fish kills June 16, 2021 Blue-green algae advisories removed from Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve June 15, 2021last_img read more

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Funding available for Portlaoise to help communities respond to Covid-19

first_imgHome News Funding available for Portlaoise to help communities respond to Covid-19 News Pinterest News Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic Funding available for Portlaoise to help communities respond to Covid-19 By Alan Hartnett – 20th August 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSTown and Village Renewal Scheme Facebook Portlaoise can now avail of local authority funding for projects to help in the response to Covid-19.The Town & Village Renewal Scheme provides funding for projects that make our towns and villages more attractive and sustainable.The Scheme has previously invested in public-realm projects and the enhancement of town centre amenities, interventions to encourage town centre living and projects that support the economic development of our towns and villages.center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleLaois Hurling Memory: All Ireland ‘B’ glory in 2002 brings curtain down on eventful yearNext articleLaois ladies football season to restart next week with busy schedule of games Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic TD Charlie Flanagan confirmed that scheme has been expanded and that, he says, creates an opportunity for Portlaoise.He said: “I am delighted that the Town and Village Renewal Scheme has been expanded.“As part of the changes, 41 towns with populations of over 10,000 will be eligible to apply for funding for the first time specifically for Covid-related measures.“This means that towns such as Portlaoise & Tullamore will be assisted in funding projects for Covid-related projects such as;“The creation of outdoor areas to accommodate social interactions in a safe environment to include furniture and awnings.“Enhancement of town centres by painting, cleaning and improving pedestrian access.“Provision of equipment to run local festivals or events to bring people back into towns and villages.“The enhancement of community buildings to accommodate remote working.“The Town and Village Renewal Scheme provides funding for projects which support towns and villages to be more attractive and sustainable.“This year the scheme was adapted to support projects that aid the economic and social recovery of our towns and villages in response to COVID-19.“The Towns can each apply for up to €40,000 to increase social activity in towns and address social distancing measures that we all now face as a result of Covid-19.”Minister Heather Humphreys has also increased the number of applications that Local Authorities can submit for other smaller towns and villages with populations of less than 10,000 people.The closing date for this new round of funding is 28th August 2020 with the initiative for the larger towns also closing on the same date.The Fine Gael TD concluded: “I would encourage large towns, as well as towns and villages with populations of below 10,000, to engage with the local County Council to identify projects that will help to bring confidence back to communities and businesses in the locality.”SEE ALSO – GAA release match guidelines as local TD backs calls for NPHET to provide ‘more evidence for restrictions’ WhatsApp Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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Arrest for Incense Memorial to Kim Jong Il

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Park Seong Guk – 2012.02.08 5:06pm News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Arrest for Incense Memorial to Kim Jong Il Facebook Twitter AvatarPark Seong Guk North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinacenter_img An arrest warrant was today issued for the leader of pro-North Korea organization who led an attempt to set up an incense memorial to Kim Jong Il in the heart of Seoul, and the individual arrested.Judge Lee Suk Jeon of Seoul Central District Court issued the warrant against one Yoon (53), a member of the ‘Committee for the Promotion of Our People’s Federalist Unification’, for producing and distributing pamphlets praising and encouraging pro-North Korea activities.Judge Lee also issued an arrest warrant on the 6th to Lee (49) on similar charges.The two tried to create the incense memorial in the middle of Seoul following the death of Kim Jong Il, while they are also said to be guilty of continuously distributing information both on and offline praising North Korea.The warrants were issued because the two men are considered to be a flight risk.Meanwhile, a request for an arrest warrant against Kim (57) was dismissed for lack of evidence. SHARE News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News News last_img read more

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Alimony bill advances in the House

first_img A proposal to eliminate what sponsors call “permanent alimony” is advancing in the Legislature, despite bipartisan concerns and over the opposition of the Bar’s Family Law Section.The House Justice Appropriations Committee voted 7-4 on February 11 to advance HB 843 by Rep. Alex Andrade, R-Pensacola.Among other things, the measure would prioritize limited “bridge-the-gap,” “rehabilitation,” and “maintenance” alimony over traditional long-term alimony — and establish a 50-50 time-sharing standard for divorcing parents.Andrade, an attorney, said one of his primary goals is to change an existing system of jurisprudence that “incentivizes angry, divorcing spouses to waste their net worth on litigation,” and “disincentivizes divorcing spouses from entering into new relationships.”“What this is designed to do is to give couples who are divorcing the opportunity to assess, and actually know what will occur, if they take their cases to litigation,” Andrade said.A handful of witnesses, some of them tearful, spoke for and against the measure. Proponents said their long-term alimony obligation has ruined them financially, with some forced to work years beyond retirement despite serious injury.Others, including one witness who used a wheelchair, said the loss of long-term alimony would leave them homeless or facing serious illness without a means to pay medical bills.Democratic committee members echoed the concerns of alimony recipients, but at least one influential Republican also expressed reservations. Committee Chair Clay Yarborough, R-Jacksonville, voted against the measure.“I have some concerns about where it could leave obligees,” Yarborough said, referring to long-term alimony recipients who are disabled. “I realize it’s a work in progress.”Rep. Mike Gottlieb, D-Plantation, said he is concerned the 50-50 time-share component would result in children being placed with abusive parents.Gottlieb read from an editorial written by Amy Hamlin, an Altamonte Springs attorney who chairs the 4,000-member Family Law Section.“They represent men and women, and the feeling is the bill would make a negative and far-reaching change,” Gottlieb said. “It’s too far-reaching, it would be throwing the baby out with the bath water.”Andrade stressed that the bill would only create a legal presumption for a 50-50 time share, and that parties could petition the court to change that under certain circumstances.But Kristin Adamson, past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, said the presumption would pose a significant barrier.“As lawyers, we all know that once you create a presumption, it’s very hard to back down on that issue,” Adamson said. “You’re putting the parents’ interests above the interests of the children.”Andrade said the 50-50 time-share presumption would prevent an angry spouse from threatening the other with loss of access to a son or daughter.“A judge is not omniscient to know which parent cares the most about their child,” Andrade said. “The intent behind this presumption…is to de-weaponize children.”Gottlieb said he was also worried that single parents who maintain custody of a disabled child would lose a vital source of revenue if long-term alimony was eliminated.Andrade acknowledged the bill does not address the issue. But he said disabled children are protected by a Florida statute.“It says that the right for child support is not the former spouse’s, it is the child’s, and that child who is disabled carries that right forward, from both parents, for the rest of their life,” Andrade said.Other critics said they were worried the bill would create a rush to modify long-term support arrangements and clog already crowded court calendars.But Andrade cited a 1992 Florida Supreme Court case, Pimm v. Pimm, 601 So. 2d 534 (1992), in which justices ruled, among other things, that a post-dissolution of marriage retirement could be considered a factor in modifying alimony or support payments.“There will be lifetime alimony payments that over time, will end, if awarded previously,” Andrade acknowledged. “But the Supreme Court in Pimm v. Pimm already allows people to terminate lifetime alimony when they retire.”HB 843 cleared its first House committee in January. A companion measure, SB 1832 by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, has yet to be heard. At this point in session, most committees have finished their work, and the bill’s chances appear slim.Alimony has been a hot-button issue in the Legislature for the past several years. In 2016, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a similar alimony reform measure, saying he feared it would harm children. Feb 13, 2020 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Stories Alimony bill advances in the Houselast_img read more

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IBM targets operator, enterprise edge moves

first_img IBM advierte de que la escasez de chips se prolongará hasta 2023 Tags IBM played-up benefits for 5G deployments as it unveiled a suite of edge computing products targeted at operators and enterprises.The portfolio includes Telco Network Cloud Manager, based on subsidiary Red Hat’s open source software, which handles automation and orchestration of virtualised and container-based network functions; and Edge Application Manager, built to enable remote automation and management of up to 10,000 edge nodes by a single administrator.IBM Cloud CTO Hillery Hunter told journalists the products are meant to support operators’ and enterprises’ transition to 5G, highlighting edge cloud computing as a necessary component for effective delivery of new services.She noted adoption of a hybrid multi-cloud model can help operators consistently process data across the network core and edge, improving efficiency, security and responsiveness.“As 5G matures, it will become the network technology that underpins delivery of telco services and moving toward a cloud architecture will be essential to make all that really work together.”IBM also unveiled Telco Network Cloud Ecosystem, comprising equipment, IT and software vendors including Cisco, Dell Technologies, Juniper, Intel, NVIDIA and Samsung.Complementing it all are IBM teams to assist operators and businesses deploy 5G and edge services.Earlier this year, Dell Technologies and Google also made edge computing moves, involving hardware and software. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back IBM predicts device battery boost from chip advance Related Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Previous ArticleApple, Google impose strict Covid-19 app data rulesNext ArticleJazzcash taps Mastercard for digital payments AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 MAY 2020 IBMMobile edge computing IBM warns chips are down until 2023 Home IBM targets operator, enterprise edge moves Authorlast_img read more

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Mary from Dungloe festival in Jeopardy

first_img WhatsApp Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project The future of the Mary from Dungloe festival has been thrown in to doubt once again after its co-ordinator and organising committee resigned blaming a lack of support in the local community.With no committee in place, there are growing fears that last years festival, the 43 consecutive time it has been held, will be its last.Former festival co-ordinator Tricia Gallagher has been explaining the reason behind her decision:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/trica1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Previous articleBoxing – McCloskey v Khan Likely?Next articleMan in court charged with theft of musical equipment News Highland Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Twitter Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Google+center_img Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Newsx Adverts WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored By News Highland – January 25, 2011 Mary from Dungloe festival in Jeopardy Facebook LUH still not ready to restore IT systems last_img read more

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Tributes paid to former MLA Francie Brolly

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Tributes paid to former MLA Francie Brolly By News Highland – February 6, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter The Aontu leader is paying tribute to the former MLA Francie Brolly who’s died suddenly.He was one of the founding members of the party after he left Sinn Fein in 2018.Peadar Toibin says he had tremendous political insight and he stood up for his principles.Deputy First Minister and Sinn Fein vice-president, Michelle O’Neill, said Mr Brolly was a “significant figure” in the political life of east Derry for many years and would be missed by many.center_img Previous articleHighland Radio tops latest Ipsos/MRBI pollNext articleJoyce makes two changes for Donegal game News Highland Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+last_img read more

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Watch: Former KZN player killed in Hawaii

first_img‘ MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The Hawaii police department has released graphic footage of former KZN rugby player Lindani Myeni being shot.Myeni, 29, who lived in Hawaii with his wife and two children, was unarmed at the time of the incident, and had no criminal record.According to Hawaii News Now, on Wednesday officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a home in Nuuanu. The person who made the 911 call, said a man was sitting in a vehicle parked nearby and identified him as the suspect. The caller said the man had been exhibiting strange behaviour.In the graphic video, police are seen responding to the scene and a distressed woman points out where Myeni is seated.WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS SENSITIVE CONTENT AND MAY UPSET SOME [email protected] just released body-worn camera footage from the police shooting of 29-year-old Lindani Sanele Myeni. pic.twitter.com/QdUSFqXjWQ— Mark Ladao (@krameleon) April 17, 2021 Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ Post by Juandre Joubert Here’s the second of the two videos the department released. pic.twitter.com/VRycQTo8Fj— Mark Ladao (@krameleon) April 17, 2021Myeni sustained a gunshot wound and was rushed to hospital where he later died. Posted in News, Top headlines, Top story Tagged Hawaii, Lindani Myeni, NEWS  31.7K  1154 Watch: Former KZN player killed in Hawaii Follow @JuandreJoubert on Twitter. ‘ Loans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo’No place for South African teams in Europe next season’SA Rugby MagUndoNick Mallett: White flag went up from Sharks tight fiveSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on April 18, 2021 ‘ Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘last_img read more

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Esports gambling could be good for game publishers – Zelnick

first_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc2 years ago Take-Two was the first of the US Big 3 – Activision Blizzard and EA are the other two- to have it game made into film with Max Payne, and was the first to own a comic book publishing label with Double Take Comics (now defunct). So my first comment above is not so fantasied. Esports gambling could be good for game publishers – ZelnickTake-Two CEO cheers recent Supreme Court decision allowing states to legalize sports gambling, says its likely to intersect with games industry “in the relatively near future”Tom Mc SheaThursday 17th May 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe specter of gambling has hung over the video game industry lately as loot boxes have been brought into question, but more traditional gambling may soon enter the scene. In a post-earnings investor call today, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick talked about how the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing states to determine their own laws regarding sports gambling could have just as big an impact on esports.”We certainly think it’s a good decision. We think there may indeed be a meaningfully positive influence on our business,” Zelnick said.However, Zelnick was not able to share any detailed ideas about how esports gambling would be implemented or on how much impact it could have on future earnings, saying, “We don’t have any expectations right now. We’re simply observing that there are potential opportunities in the future and I’d be very surprised if sports gambling didn’t intersect with the industry at some point in the relatively near future.” According to ESPN, before the Supreme Court ruling lifted the federal ban on sports gambling, Take-Two’s partner in the NBA 2K eLeague, the National Basketball Association, said it would seek a 1% payout from every bet placed on the league. No further steps have been taken by the NBA to ensure it receives such a payout, but if that does become a standard practice across states and sports leagues, video game companies might also look for a payout of their own for bets made in esports competitions regarding their properties. As has been a common theme in investor calls, Fortnite was brought up on multiple occasions. Take-Two Interactive didn’t hint about its own entry into the soon-to-be-bustling battle royale genre, though. “I don’t think what one takes away from this properly is that a particular approach, a particular mode, has suddenly redefined the business,” Zelnick said. “I don’t believe that’s the case. I think if one changes one’s business to follow other people’s big hits, to constantly be playing catch up, and to say that you wouldn’t be in second place is an understatement. You might remain in last place. It’s our job to constantly innovate, and more often than not, that has led to success.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 “Big hits, by their very nature, are unexpected and what drives a big hit is innovation and not derivation. That’s what we’re proud of around here. When we put out Red Dead Redemption, the conventional wisdom was that Western titles don’t work in the video game business. I think the fact that Fortnite surprised everyone is just a reflection of the fact that if you innovate and give consumers what they want, you can get an extraordinary result.”Elsewhere in the call, the prospect of Take-Two expanding beyond the video game space was brought up. “When you look at the quality of the intellectual property created and owned by ourselves and by some of our competitors, it’s hard to imagine that there wouldn’t be opportunities in other forms of entertainment,” Zelnick said.Even though such a partnership is possible (and was explored with the ill-fated BioShock film project), Zelnick may have soured on that idea. “If it makes sense to enter other forms of entertainment in which some traditional media companies are already experts, you would imagine that kind of consolidation would have some kind of industrial logic. But I would observe that not only has that not occurred but that some legacy entertainment companies have in fact exited interactive entertainment,” Zelnick said. 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 5 hours agoLatest comments (3)AbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc2 years ago At one point, the company will become The Take-Two Group, and own it existing publishing labels and also Bethesda Softworks, own 9 Story Media, IDW, and Hollywood studio A24 films (i can see that happening even though it still a fantasy). Go TTWO! 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc2 years ago From 1998-2008 they were the 2nd biggest video game company in the west by revenue until Activision merged with Blizzard to become the biggest taking them down to 3rd place. And in that time, Ubisoft continues to be 4th, THQ went bankrupt with a new company using it name, same was Midway Games and many more. Plus Take-Two are a cash machine so buying ZeniMax/Bethesda will let them retake their 2nd position again.center_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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China Sunergy sees first-quarter revenue increase

first_imgChina Sunergy sees first-quarter revenue increaseChina Sunergy saw revenue rise 13.4% in the first quarter of 2013 as it continued to expand operations in emerging markets. The company is aiming for a return to net profit in 2013. July 1, 2013 Edgar Meza Finance Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share China Sunergy Co., Ltd. posted a 13.4% increase in revenue in the first three months of 2013 as it continued to expand operations in emerging markets and managed to narrow its net loss from loss from $70.5 million in the fourth quarter of last year to $22.9million.The Nanjing-based module manufacturer said its shipments in the period totaled 102.5 MW, an increase of 30.7% from 78.4 MW a quarter ago. Module shipments represented 98.3 MW, or 95.9% of total shipments. The company said the average selling price for its modules was $0.59 per watt, a 7.8% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2012.The company saw its operating loss decrease from $42.4 million a quarter ago to $15 million while achieving a gross margin of 0.4%, compared to negative 3.7% in the final quarter of 2012.China Sunergy CEO Stephen Cai said, “We are pleased that despite the industry’s persistent oversupply, the company was able to grow revenue and returned to positive gross margin in the first quarter. 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Chinese government attempts to shore up United PV share price

first_imgChinese government attempts to shore up United PV share priceState-owned investor pumps $710,000 into ailing Hong Kong developer. Shares stabilized at $0.13 this morning from year-high of $0.20 on June 2. July 10, 2015 Max Hall Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share With the share price of Chinese solar companies following the rest of the market by tanking, Hong Kong-based developer United Photovoltaics Group has had a shot in the arm from its major shareholder – a state-owned company. An update on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange yesterday (Thursday) revealed United PV‘s major shareholder, China Merchants New Energy Group Ltd, had boosted its shareholding by an additional 6,306,000 shares. China Merchants New Energy (CMNE) is a subsidiary of the state-owned China Merchants Group which, according to United PV’s website, has a 24.09 per cent holding in the developer. It is not clear whether that figure includes the new shareholding, acquired for an average price of HK$0.87 ($0.11) per share. If not updated, the new acquisition, would account for an additional 4.2 per cent of the company. Reasons for the expanded shareholding A statement on United PV’s website outlined the reasons for its state-sponsored benefactor’s move, stating: “CMNE is positive towards United PV’s future development and revenue growth, given its low price-earnings ratio, high margin of safety and strong cash position. “It is believed that the gradual growth environment of this listed company has given its shareholders a precious opportunity to raise their stakes for better returns. “Upon completion of the increase in shareholdings, CMNE might seek to further increase its stake in United PV through a number of ways going through the Hong Kong Exchanges and clearing limited.” United PV’s share price has mirrored the woes of the wider Chinese market this month, rallying HK$0.09 ($0.01) this morning to HK$0.99 ($0.13) from a 52-week-high of HK$1.57 ($0.20), on June 2.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… 123456Share pv magazine The pv magazine editorial team includes specialists in equipment supply, manufacturing, policy, markets, balance of systems, and EPC.More articles from pv magazine Related content Solar 101: Attaching your PV system to your roof John Fitzgerald Weaver 23 April 2021 pv-magazine.com A solar racking system’s strength is determined in part by the metal racking, but it also depends on the roof’s underlying structure. 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Hugh Graham Wins Villarboit Grand Prix

first_imgIt all came down to experience Sunday at Halton Place as three veteran Canadian Equestrian Team members claimed the top three placings in the $40,000 Villarboit Grand Prix at the Canadian Country Classic.In a crowded jump-off field of 10 horses, Hugh Graham of King Ridge Stables (King,ON) guided grey Canadian Sport Horse gelding Executive Privilege 3E to victory in a time of 31.10 seconds; hot on his heels was Beth Underhill (King, ON) who went first in the jump-off and stopped the clock at 31.88 seconds.Finishing in third spot was Ainsley Vince of Milton who blazed around the course on Freida in the fastest time and seemed poised for victory until her mount Frieda, downed a heartbreak rail on the last fence of the course.“It was a tough enough course – I was surprised – and technical enough,” said Graham, who also took fourth place with Canadian Sport Horse gelding Fifth Estate 3E.The class was a showcase for the show jumping talent emerging from King Ridge Stables’ breeding operation: 10-year-old Executive Privilege 3E was the first foal born in the King Ridge program, out of Galaxy by Class Action, two horses that Graham previously rode.Fifth Estate 3E is also by Class Action, out of Alley Cat. Roberto Teran (King, ON) also made Sunday’s jump-off round with King Ridge’s Grand Finale 3E, a talented young Canadian Sport Horse mare that has dominated the Jump Canada Young Horse Development Series in the seven and eight year classes this year.“It’s been a long haul, a lot of work and a lot of training. It’s nice when you get results like today,” says Graham, who’ll return to Halton Place for next week’s $40,000 SWISSCAN Grand Prix on Sunday, September 5th.Beth Underhill was delighted with her mount Quelqu’un de la Musardiere’s second-place finish, as it was the 10-year-old gelding’s first grand prix.“He’s a horse owned by one of my students (Christopher Cullen, also of King. ON), who has been working and gave me the chance to ride him. It’s a great opportunity,” said Underhill. “He was very solid in his first round of the grand prix, the times were close and he did everything I asked of him. I couldn’t be more thrilled.”Underhill praised the course, designed by David Ballard, as offering a learning curve for young horses, while still presenting a challenge for more seasoned horses.Ainsley Vince said Frieda, a nine-year-old Sachsen-Anhaltiner mare by For Future “is very fast and good on the turns, but still a hair green.” As well as Sunday’s third place finish, Vince and the agile little (15.3 hand) mare claimed first place in Friday’s Open Welcome and Vince has high hopes for the horse, owned by the KMA Group. “This is the fifth year I’ve been riding Frieda, who was purchased as a youngster, and I’m very excited about her.”Second in the Open Welcome was Roberto Teran, (King, ON) on Grand Finale 3E and third was Chris Sorensen, (Caledon, ON) on SS Bobby.Halton Place owner Timur Leckebusch has been pleased with the response to Week One’s classes.“It’s been fantastic. We’re actually sold out of stalls,” said Leckebusch, who has devoted two decades to turning the 200-acre former hog farm into a premier European-style   show jumping venue. “It’s taken a lot longer than I thought it would, but Halton Place is at the point where it’s looking good enough for me to say I’m proud of it.”Although a World Cup Qualifier had originally been planned for the Canadian Country Classic, after a crowded schedule that included a new FEI class at Spruce Meadows, Alberta and a new $1 million grand prix in Saugerties, New York, Leckebusch decided to cancel the big class and instead increase prize money in the amateur and hunter divisions. He said the move to do so has been so positively received, he plans to do the same in the future, helping to build the development of the   sport below the elite level, concentrating on enriching the pot at the grassroots of the sport for rising talent – both rider and equine. Leckebusch also wants to create events that will be inviting to the general public, not just the equestrian crowd, to build greater awareness for horse sport.Highlights of Week Two of the Canadian Country Classic (Sept 1st – 5th) will include Saturday’s Team Charity Challenge at 1:30 p.m. and Sunday’s $40,000 SWISSCAN Grand Prix at 2 p.m.RESULTS$40,000 Villarboit Grand Prix (Aug 29th)Rider – Horse – Town – Results1. Hugh Graham – Executive Privilege – King. ON – 0: 0 – 31:10 secs2. Beth Underhill – Quelqu’un De La Musardiere – King. ON – 0: 0 – 31:88 secs3. Ainsley Vince – Frieda – Milton. ON – 0: 4 – 29:12 secs4. Hugh Graham – Fifth Estate 3E – King, ON – 0: 4 – 31:96 secs 5. Neil Babcock – Campino – King, ON – 0: 4 – 32:67 secs Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. 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School shooting suspect on FBI’s radar since 2013: Authorities

first_imgMarion County Sheriffâ??s Office(OCALA, Fla.) — The FBI had the suspect in a Florida school shooting last week on its radar since 2013, new documents show.Sky Bouche, 19, shot a student in the ankle at a high school in Ocala, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.The victim, whose identity has not been released, suffered non-life threatening injuries.Approximately five years before that shooting, the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted authorities in Florida after Bouche “[triggered] an internet alarm when he made inappropriate YouTube comments on Columbine school shooting videos,” according to a press release from the Ocala Police Department.According to the press release, Bouche posted comments such as: “I’m thinking about doing my school the same way, I have enough guns and ammo. I have been planning for months, but not sure when to do it.”Officials then interviewed Bouche, who admitted to making the comments but said he only did it to “gather attention because he felt hopeless,” according to the press release.Following the interview, officials searched Bouche’s home for firearms and located several replicas of guns, such as air-soft BB guns and pellet guns.No criminal charges were filed against Bouche in the 2013 incident, and he was referred to suicidal and violence risk assessments, according to Ocala Police.Bouche faces five charges last week’s shooting, including terrorism and aggravated assault with a firearm, according to the sheriff’s office.He is currently being held at the Marion County jail on no bond.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_img* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting (auemployment.com site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Other Posting DetailsJob TitleLecturerPosting NumberP0181FJob Description SummaryThe Department of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn Universityinvites applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer in AerospaceEngineering. The appointment will be for nine months and isrenewable annually. Additional teaching opportunities in the summermay also be available and are subject to the availability of funds.The primary responsibility of a successful candidate for thisposition is to teach a selection of undergraduate aerospaceengineering courses required of students of the Department ofAerospace Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected tobring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, technology, andleadership to the courses. Under typical circumstances, theteaching load will be three courses per semester, which includescourse and laboratory development and management activities. Inaddition to instructional duties, successful candidates willcontribute to the instructional mission of the department throughparticipation on faculty committees and be expected to mentorstudents through possible participation in student organizations,competition activities, and other mentoring and knowledgeenhancement opportunities.Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the familyneeds of faculty, including dual-career couples.http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/pdf/guidelines-dual-career-services.pdf * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question) Minimum QualificationsSuccessful applicants must possess a doctorate in aerospaceengineering or a closely related field from an ABET accreditedinstitution prior to the date of employment. We seek candidateswith already demonstrated effectiveness in working with aerospaceengineering students and professionals. In addition, applicantsmust have experience teaching at an ABET accredited institution ofhigher education in the area of aerospace structures. The candidatemust also have excellent interpersonal, written and communicationskills. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirementsto work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled tobegin and continue working legally for the proposed term ofemployment. Salary will be commensurate with experience andqualifications.Desired QualificationsDemonstrated potential for excellence in teachingExcellent communication skillsSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsTo be considered, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter,resume, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, studentcourse evaluations, and contact information of three references tothe job postingOpen DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeStatement of Teaching PhilosophyStudent/Teacher/Course Evaluations/EffectivenessOptional DocumentsOther Documentationlast_img read more

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Bank of America will pay $300K to settle DOJ mortgage lending discrimination claim

first_imgActing US Attorney for Eastern District of New York Seth DuCharme and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan (Getty, Twitter, iStock)Bank of America and the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement over allegations the bank denied mortgages and home equity loans to adults with disabilities who were under legal guardianship.The bank’s alleged actions relating to mortgages ran from 2010 to 2016, and violated the Fair Housing Act, according to the Justice Department. The government also said the bank’s practice regarding home equity loans lasted until 2017.Under the terms of Thursday’s settlement, Bank of America did not admit fault but will pay $4,000 to about 75 eligible loan applicants who “were affected by the bank’s prior discriminatory policies,” according to a DOJ news release. The total payment will amount to around $300,000, the government said. The settlement still must be approved by a judge.The Justice Department notified Bank of America as far back as 2016 that it was looking into its mortgage lending practices as possible violations of the Fair Housing Act.The civil complaint filed in federal court in New York alleged Bank of America denied loans even “where the applicants provided court orders that specifically granted the guardian or conservator the legal authority to the mortgaged property.”Seth D. DuCharme, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said the settlement “ensures that Bank of America will no longer discriminate against people with disabilities when issuing mortgage and home equity loans, and compensates the victims for their losses.”According to the settlement, Bank of America said it “did not unlawfully discriminate against any person based on a disability,” but has since changed its guidelines. The bank said it entered into the settlement “solely for the purpose of avoiding costly litigation with the United States.”As part of the settlement, Bank of America agreed to maintain its new loan processing and underwriting guidelines and continue training its employees about those guidelines.The settlement comes less than two weeks after a news report showed that a separate federal investigation into discriminatory lending at Bank of America in Philadelphia stalled in late 2018, after complaints from the bank. The report, from ProPublica and The Capitol Forum revealed that the scuttled Bank of America inquiry was “part of a larger, previously unreported pattern in which the Trump administration has pulled back on civil rights enforcement as a part of its overall relaxation of bank oversight.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more