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Gov. Dunleavy names tribal health investment executive Schutt to Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. board

first_imgShare this story: Economy | Energy & Mining | Interior | Southcentral | State GovernmentGov. Dunleavy names tribal health investment executive Schutt to Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. boardAugust 14, 2020 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.’s exterior sign in March 2016. On Wednesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed Ethan Schutt as a trustee for the corporation. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)An investment executive with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is the newest trustee for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed Ethan Schutt on Wednesday. Schutt said he’s excited to be joining the board of the $67 billion fund. “The permanent fund touches every Alaska household, so it’s an awesome responsibility,” he said. “And it’s a little bit intimidating, but I look forward to it.”Ethan Schutt is the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.’s newest trustee. (Photo provided by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.)Schutt said he’ll aim to strengthen the fund “for the long-term benefit of Alaskans, making sure that the permanent fund really is permanent by overseeing the prudent investment of the corpus of the fund.” Schutt was raised in Tok. He’s an attorney who was a law clerk for Alaska Supreme Court Justice Walter Carpeneti.He’s also served as general counsel for Tanana Chiefs Conference and an executive for Cook Inlet Region Inc. He oversaw CIRI’s energy investment portfolio, including the Fire Island wind project. He also managed CIRI’s 1.5 million acres of land, including oil and gas leasing.Schutt currently manages the tribal health consortium’s investment portfolio as the CEO of Alaska Native Resource Development and chairs the board of Alaska Pacific University. The biography of Schutt posted on the permanent fund’s website says he and his wife are the “proud parents of five hockey players.”Schutt said his enthusiasm for the state and his experiences have prepared him to be a trustee. “I anticipate doing a lot of homework early on to come up to speed with the responsibilities as a trustee,” he said.The board’s annual meeting is Sept. 23 and 24. Schutt’s term is four years. last_img read more

People / GCT snaps up Doron Grosman as new president and CEO

first_img North American terminal operator Global Container Terminals (GCT) has appointed Doron Grosman (pictured above) as its president and chief executive, replacing Stephen Edwards.Mr Grosman’s appointment marks his first foray into the shipping sector, having previously worked in private equity, service and technology areas.Prior to accepting the role, Mr Grosman was operating partner of US-based Court Square Capital partners, and previously presided over technology outfit Hexcel.GCT chairman David Emerson said Mr Grosman was “widely known” for his ability to drive companies’ revenue growth, cost optimisation, and customer value.“We are confident that Doron’s operational focus and broad range of industry experience will lead GCT through the next transformational stage of growth,” said Mr Emerson.“He will be responsible for all operations in both Canada and the United States.”American Shipper yesterday reported a management shake-up was imminent, although GCT would not be drawn on the reasons surrounding Mr Edwards’ departure, following five years the helm.Responding to Mr Edwards’ departure, Mr Emerson extended the company’s “sincere thanks” for his service and wished him well for the future. By Alexander Whiteman 21/07/2017last_img read more

Family who lost smell from COVID saved by teen when home catches fire

first_imgTEXAS (CNN) – A Texas teenager saved her family from their burning home after they lost their sense of smell from COVID-19 and couldn’t smell the smoke. Bianca Rivera, 17, is the only family member who didn’t have the virus, according to CNN.When she smelled smoke in their home early Friday morning, she quickly got everyone, her three family members and their four dogs, out of the house.“I don’t really count myself as a hero,” Bianca told CNN affiliate KWTX. “I just did what anyone else would do for their own family. I just wanted to get everyone out safe and alive.” Four rescued from boat hanging over dam in Texas reservoir June 14, 2021 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 commentsDC 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 LCSO among law enforcement agencies deploying officers to Texas, Arizona June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Family loses everything in Golden Gate Estates house fire June 8, 2021center_img AdvertisementThe fire broke out around 2 a.m. and left the home uninhabitable.“This family is lucky to be alive,” the Waco Fire Department tweeted. “@WacoTXFire would like to remind everyone to make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home.”The teen said she started smelling burning plastic. “That’s when I got more alert and I ran outside of my room,” Rivera said. “I couldn’t even pass the hallway because it was filled with so much smoke.”Rivera went back into her burning home to rescue her pets after getting her family out.“Honestly it was just me protecting my family and getting them to (safety). It didn’t matter to me if I was going to get hurt or I was going to get burned as long as I got them out safe and sound, I was going to be fine,” she added.One of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 is a loss of smell or taste.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementTags: house fireTexas 13 hurt in Austin, Texas mass shooting June 14, 2021last_img read more

NASAA details cryptocurrency crackdown

first_img Keywords CryptoassetsCompanies North American Securities Administrators Association Bitcoin should face tough capital rules, Basel Committee says Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Many hands choosing cryptocurrency coins from box labeled ICO arrow/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “State and provincial securities regulators are committing significant regulatory resources to protect investors from financial harm involving fraudulent ICOs and cryptocurrency-related investment products and also are raising awareness among industry participants of their regulatory responsibilities,” says Joseph Borg, NASAA president, in a statement.NASAA stresses that ICOs and other cryptoinvestments that qualify as securities must either be registered, or qualify for an exemption, in order to be offered to investors.However, “even registered offerings can be fraudulent,” NASAA says in a news release, cautioning investors to carry out their own due diligence before investing in any product.“While not every ICO or cryptocurrency-related investment is a fraud, it is important for individuals and firms selling these products to be mindful that they are not doing so in a vacuum; state and provincial laws or regulations may apply, especially securities laws. Sponsors of these products should seek the advice of knowledgeable legal counsel to ensure they do not run afoul of the law. Furthermore, a strong culture of compliance should be in place before, not after, these products are marketed to investors,” Borg adds. How should banks allocate capital for crypto? New York attorney general secures receiver for crypto firm James Langton State and provincial securities regulators have more than 200 active investigations initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto-currency investment products underway, the North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA) announced Tuesday.Since its launch in May, “Operation Cryptosweep” has resulted in 46 enforcement actions. The investigations are uncovering suspected fraud, along with numerous other possible securities law violations, such as registration and prospectus violations. last_img read more

Kellier urges needy persons to register with path

first_imgRelatedKellier urges needy persons to register with path Kellier urges needy persons to register with path UncategorizedAugust 26, 2006 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, is urging more needy Jamaicans to register with the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), the government’s main social assistance programme.Persons in need can receive health care benefits and needed assistance with schools fees and other financial support through this programme.Speaking yesterday (August 25), at the Cambridge High School in southern St. James, the Minister said that he had a special interest in ensuring that all Jamaicans who were in need, get the necessary information about how to get help from the PATH programme.“In addition to receiving financial assistance, persons on the PATH programme also benefit from health care services and their children are given help with school fees as long as the family does those things that are required under the programme. The members of the household must visit the health centre regularly and where children are involved, they must not be absent from school, because education is the weapon to defeat poverty,” Mr. Kellier stressed.He informed that the Ministry was now aiming to register some 236,000 new beneficiaries under the PATH programme.“Through the PATH programme, we want to break the cycle of poverty . and we are seeking to do so by investing in human development. This means that as a government, we are not only building roads and bridges and hotels, we are also building people’s lives,” the Minister noted.He pointed out that despite the challenges, the objectives of the programme were being met, such as, better school attendance by students on the programme, children are less likely to be drawn into child labour, greater levels of contact between teachers and parents, and an increase in health centre visits by parents and children.“PATH is a programme that leads somewhere . so that parents can get involved in some level of productive activity. The challenge is great, but the possibilities are endless for your upliftment. The PATH programme is a life vest. Hold on to it. Get back on board and start rowing the boat and so put your lives back in order,” Mr. Kellier said.The campaign to sign up 236,000 new PATH beneficiaries was launched on August 11 in Kingston.center_img RelatedKellier urges needy persons to register with path RelatedKellier urges needy persons to register with pathlast_img read more

Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

first_imgMigrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, part of Global Cornell, has won a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative that will bring together scholars across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.Research, teaching and community engagement supported by the grant will “respond to historical and ongoing nativist and racialized violence in the U.S. by turning the university into a living laboratory,” according to the successful proposal titled “Cross-Border Movements: Racism, Dispossession, and Migration.”The Just Futures Initiative, overseen by the foundation’s Higher Learning program, funded 16 proposals across the country seeking to address “long-existing fault lines of racism, inequality and injustice that tear at the fabric of democracy and civil society.” Goals include improving access to higher education, developing fuller accounts of the human experience and advancing bold ideas to support more just societies. “The foundation’s call for proposals was very much a response to the current era of racial injustice,” said Shannon Gleeson, associate professor of labor relations, law and history in the ILR School, and one of the proposal’s authors. “Our work will tie together racism, dispossession and migration with a global focus, asking the harder questions around the structural roots of some of the current events we see.”The grant’s interdisciplinary mission is well-suited to the Migrations initiative, selected in 2019 as Cornell’s first cross-campus Global Grand Challenge. The funded proposal drew from the initiative’s initial report, itself collectively authored by 14 faculty across the university.“Cornell has significant strength in the study of racism, dispossession and migration,” said Wendy Wolford, vice provost for international affairs and the Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a co-author of the proposal. “Our innovation is to bring these scholars together to apply their expertise toward positive change – in part by examining the university’s place in local histories of dispossession and exclusion. Working with students and community members, the goal is to transform the university, amplifying the diversity of voices embedded on our campus, with a focus on the often-fraught experience of mobility.”With input from dozens of scholars across the university, a team of six faculty led work on the Mellon proposal. In addition to Gleeson and Wolford, they included Rachel Beatty Riedl, the Einaudi Center‘s director and John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor in the Department of Government in the College of Arts and Sciences; Eric Tagliacozzo, the John Stambaugh Professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences and co-chair of the Migrations initiative with Gleeson; and Einaudi Center Migrations faculty fellows Gunisha Kaur, medical director of the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, and Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School.“This is an important development for Cornell, because it brings together the breadth and depth of scholars working on migration with expertise in race and dispossession,” said Beatty Riedl. “That intersection will help us to think about the topics in new ways.”Representing major campus partners, the project’s co-organizers are Gerard Aching, professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center; Kurt Jordan, associate professor and director of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program; Jamila Michener, associate professor and co-organizer of the Politics of Race, Immigration, Class and Ethnicity (PRICE) Initiative, and Jessica Martinez, the Richard J. Schwartz director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Proposal partners in the Ithaca community include the Cornell Farmworker Program, the Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition, and local PBS affiliate WSKG.The grant will support a research program addressing cutting-edge questions around three interdisciplinary themes:Authority, Governance and Racial Justice;Climate, Dispossession, and Natural and Built Environments; andTrafficking, Displacement and the Right to Stay Home.A matching funds program will seek to create further opportunities for collaboration and funding. Teams and their partners will come together at a Re-Possession Lab on campus – described as a “social justice makerspace.”In addition, Cornell’s project plans to develop a mobile “pedagogy beyond borders” in partnership with farmworker communities in upstate New York, upstate and downstate refugee communities, racial justice activist groups on and off campus, and border communities in Buffalo, New York, and El Paso, Texas.Faculty will partner with experts on campus and from historically Black colleges and universities and tribal colleges to design online, open-access mobile courses. Summer “pathways to research” institutes will help expand the pipeline of underrepresented and first-generation undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students.Finally, a robust engagement effort will establish a Racial and Migrant Justice Fund to support artistic, policy and technological innovations to help improve the lives of minorities and migrants; an app explaining public benefits migrants may access is one example. Building on the success of the 2019 exhibit “How the Light Gets In,” the Herbert F. Johnson Museum will host artists-in-residence who will create exhibitions or installations. The collaboration with WSKG will produce a public video series focused on the themes of racism, dispossession and migration.“The Mellon funds will allow us to do some really useful things, we hope – both here at Cornell, and for the good of us all,” Tagliacozzo said. “It’s an exciting opportunity, and one we hope to grasp with two hands.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Buffalo, community, community engagement, Cornell University, education, Government, Human Rights, immigration, Indigenous, inequality, innovation, Professor, research, social justice, Texas, university, Yorklast_img read more

Three Central Qld students vie for top state resources award

first_imgThree Central Qld students vie for top state resources award The top three state finalists for the exceptional female student category in this year’s prestigious Resources Awards for Women come from resource-rich Central Queensland.The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) today announced Caitlin Boothby from Biloela State High School, Chloe Coombe from The Cathedral College in Rockhampton and Charlise Falconer from Gladstone’s Chanel College will vie for the honour of being recognised as exceptional amongst their peers.To be eligible, female students must have participated in programs run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), the QRC’s education arm.The QMEA engages with 80 schools throughout Queensland and is a partnership between the QRC and the State Government under its Gateway to Industry Schools program.The winner of the Exceptional Female QMEA Student Award will be announced in front of an expected 1000-strong crowd at the QRC/Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) awards at an International Women’s Day breakfast in Brisbane on 10 March, presented by Anglo American.The event will be compered by leading journalist and TV presenter Jennifer Byrne and features seven award categories. Keynote speaker is QUT Chancellor and resources industry leader Dr Xiaoling Liu.Click here for photos of Exceptional Female QMEA Student Award finalists.Click here for list of finalists plus photos and videos.QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the future has never been brighter for women whowish to pursue a career in Queensland’s world-leading resources sector.He said the exceptional female student category reflected the resources sector’s determination to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce by championing greater female participation.“Women have been under-represented in professional and technical careers across the resources sector and our industry was missing out on the unique skills and expertise female employees bring to the workplace,” Mr Macfarlane said.“It’s encouraging to see more young women seeking a career in resources and I congratulate this year’s finalists on being recognised for their efforts at such a young age.“I can’t wait to see where their careers take them.”Caitlin, Chloe and Charlise are considering science, technology, maths and engineering (STEM) related tertiary studies when they finish school this year followed by a career in the resources sector.At this stage Caitlin would like to become an environmental engineer, Chloe an actuarial scientist and Charlise a chemical or process engineer.Previous Exceptional Female QMEA Student Award winners have gone on to great things: 2020 winner Liva Woods from Wavell State High School received early acceptance to study engineering at The University of Queensland this year, and former Moranbah State High School students, 2019 winner Madison Curran and 2018 winner Caitlyn Barnes, are both electrical apprentices at BHP/BMA.Click here to book a ticket or table at the 2021 QRC/WIMARQ Women in Resources Awards breakfast and follow-on panel discussion.Background on finalists in the 2021 Exceptional Female QMEA Student award:Caitlin Boothby /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:american, Barnes, Biloela, Brisbane, Central, council, Engineering, Gladstone, Government, Moranbah, Queensland, Queensland Resources Council, QUT, Rockhampton, technology, University of Queensland, womenlast_img read more

Can Bryan Cranston fix Ford’s image issues?

first_imgScreenshot / Ford advertising COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Ford has failed to keep today’s models fresh and floundered in its attempts to get Wall Street interested in its plans to shape the future of transportation. After profit fell by more than half in the second quarter, CEO Jim Hackett announced an US$11-billion restructuring that will take as long as five years.The ads by Ford and Wieden + Kennedy – the agency behind Nike Inc.’s Colin Kaepernick commercial – will reach 90 percent of American adults, according to the automaker. They’re aimed at changing the negative narrative with plenty of attitude and punch lines, including one of Hackett’s favorite bromides: “It’s better to be right than first.”Whereas fans of the AMC series Breaking Bad might see Walter White, the meth-dealing high school chemistry teacher who drove a beat-up Pontiac Aztek and ominously warned “I’m the one who knocks,” Ford sees Cranston, 62, as an authentic voice who can change minds about where the company is heading.“He has a kind of swagger to get down to the essence of things, and we think that’s really important nowadays,” Jim Farley, president of global markets, told reporters this week in Las Vegas, where the ads were first shown to Ford’s dealers. “He just captures that no-baloney, real honesty that frankly we don’t hear much of any more.”One of the ads mocks Silicon Valley’s attempts to create flying cars by showing a racing Mustang muscle car going airborne over a hill. Cranston dryly intones: “Contrary to what you’re about to see, the Ford Motor Company does not condone, nor build, flying cars.”“We’re honest about the cultural context we’re operating in,” said Matt VanDyke, Ford’s director of U.S. marketing. “There’s all this talk, and we’ve got a 115-year heritage of doing and building and backing it up by making a car every 5.4 seconds. We’re ready to speak with an attitude of pride and confidence.”Ford is lagging behind Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo and General Motors Co. in putting driverless cars on the road. Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project, plans to deploy robo-taxis in Phoenix this year, while GM intends to begin a similar service in the U.S. next year. Ford has said it’ll have a money-making business involving robot rides ready for 2021.While the ads nod to Ford’s ambition to field driverless cars and tackle urban congestion, they mostly focus on new models arriving next year: a rugged Ranger pickup and redesigned versions of its two top-selling SUVs, the Escape and Explorer. Seventy-five percent of its models will be new by 2020.The ads are aimed at keeping Ford’s millions of long-time customers in the fold. As the automaker has struggled and its lineup has aged, customer loyalty began to slip, Farley said.“When you have a moment like we’ve had as a company, you’ve got to look in the mirror and say, ‘What can we change to make it better?’ And it was a long list,” Farley said. “It all added up to the same thing: We’ve got to get serious about loyalty. The biggest ah-ha moment was when we saw our lead shrinking” in customer loyalty. Even before the new products arrive, Ford is finding ways to squeeze more profit out of its existing lineup by focusing on each model as its own business, Farley said. “Ford just seems to be at its best when it can make a comeback,” Farley said. “This week is the first step.” Trending Videos See More Videoscenter_img A new commercial for the Escape sport utility vehicle takes a not-so-subtle shot at Tesla. While the compact crossover has never been shot into space, as Elon Musk’s Roadster was earlier this year, it “proudly sits in over 2 million garages,” Cranston says in a craggy baritone.Another spot mocks tech gurus’ penchant for pontificating about the future, while Ford has been building vehicles for 115 years. “Let the other guys keep dreaming about the future,” Cranston says, driving through the desert in a pickup with the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” playing the background. “We’ll be the ones building it.”[Also of note: one of the ads features a brief image of what appears to be the face of the new hybrid Mustang, set to debut in 2020, likely as a 2021 model. It appears completely different from the current-gen model, and, if the animation that shows up just ahead of it in the ad is accurate, will still be motivated by a V8, albeit one with battery-driven assistance—Ed.]An image of what’s thought to be the upcoming hybrid Ford Mustang, from a new ad campaign starring Bryan Cranston. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | RELATED TAGSFordNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury There’s a new face of Ford Motor Company.The automaker struggling with fading fortunes and a sinking stock is seeking to get its swagger back with a series of ads debuting this weekend featuring Bryan Cranston, the star of the award-winning series Breaking Bad, and his wry, no-nonsense demeanor.Using the slogan “Built Ford Proud,” the commercials push back on the popular notion that Silicon Valley is on the verge of delivering driverless and flying cars. 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May goes to Brussels to seek Brexit extension

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn European leaders will gather in Brussels today to consider whether to delay Brexit.Theresa May has asked for an extension until June 30th to get a deal done.Theresa May will make her pitch to EU leaders this afternoon for an extension to Brexit and why they should give her longer.But there’s huge frustration with the British Prime Minister.MPs are angry with her after she tried to blame them for nothing getting done in her address to the nation last night.While EU leaders are pretty sick of the merry-go-round of Brexit and want to get on with others issues.What they want to see is a clear plan for getting the withdrawal agreement passed.If there is that an extension could be allowed, if not several countries have threatened to veto it.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the government here will support an extension to Brexit, and that the withdrawal agreement can’t be changed.Mrs. May says it’s now time for MPs to make their minds up……..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook May goes to Brussels to seek Brexit extension Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist center_img Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Google+ By News Highland – March 21, 2019 WhatsApp Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Previous articlePaul Durcan to be included in Donegal Ulster SquadNext article52 year old released on police bail in Cookstown News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

96% of heavily engaged US gamers play on mobile – EEDAR

first_img96% of heavily engaged US gamers play on mobile – EEDAREEDAR head of consumer research Heather Nofziger disputes notion that hardcore audience steers clear of mobile gamesHeather Nofziger, PhDTuesday 7th August 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThere’s a lingering misconception in the industry that mobile gaming is for casual, uninvested non-gamers while PCs, consoles, and handhelds are where the “real” gamers spend their time.In its Gamer Segmentation report, EEDAR surveyed 5,000 US gamers and, using k-means clustering analysis, classified them into 6 separate segments based on their gaming habits, interests and investment across the platforms they play on. One of the segments identified during the analysis are the Super Gamers – heavily engaged players who game extensively on multiple platforms. The Super Gamer segment represents 13% of the total US gaming market, is 2/3 male (64% male, 36% female) and skews fairly young (average age 25.7, relative to the total market average of 32). For these voracious players, gaming is a major hobby – taking up an average of 26 total hours a week, which is about 23% of their total entertainment time.Where many segments specialize in a particular platform (or platforms), the Super Gamer audience is likely to spread their gaming time around between platforms. 78% of these gamers play on three or more platforms (possible platforms including mobile, PC, console and handheld), and for most, mobile is one of them – 96% of Super Gamers play games on a smartphone or tablet.Within this segment, EEDAR found that Super Gamers were as likely to play on mobile as they were on PC.[Note: For purpose of this analysis, the Nintendo Switch was classified as a console.]Despite the high playership (and spend) on mobile, it’s critical to note that Super Gamers are using mobile as a supplement to – and not replacement for – HD/PC gaming experiences. When asked to provide their reasons for engaging with mobile, Super Gamers’ responses emphasized its convenience and cited its low amount of required attention:● Can play anywhere● Device is convenient● It’s cheap or free● Easy to pick up / put down● Allows for multitaskingRelated 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 All of this suggests that Super Gamers will turn to the platforms available to them to indulge the gaming urge that strikes at a given moment.When out and about, or watching TV, they’re likely to turn to mobile games for entertainment. When at home, and when the opportunity for a focused play session arises, they’ll turn to PC or Console. In situations between these extremes, they are likely to indulge in handheld play.For more information on EEDAR’s Gamer Segmentation report, visit the EEDAR website.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 11 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 15 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more