Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tour honoured at Games for Change AwardsUbisoft picked up three awards last night, while Nintendo Labo was named Game of the YearMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 19th June 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNintendoUbisoftUbisoft was the big winner at the annual Games For Change Awards last night, picking up three honours for its work on Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Discovery Tour mode.The Discovery Tour was conceived as a combat-free way to explore Origins’ vast recreation of ancient Egypt, and learn about the history attached to its setting. It was the first time that a game in the long-running series had offered a way to switch off the violence.This goal is in keeping with the mandate of Games for Change, which is dedicated to, “games and technology that help people to learn, improve their communities, and contribute to make the world a better place.”As such, the Discovery Tour received three awards at last night’s ceremony: Best Learning Game, the G4C People’s Choice Award, and Ubisoft was present with the first ever Games for Change Industry Leadership Award.Game of the Year went to another familiar name: Nintendo, which took home the most coveted award for Nintendo Labo.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 “This year’s awards were really a reflection of how our organization and the Festival have evolved,” said Susanna Pollack, president of Games for Change, in a statement. “To expand our award categories and also recognize the long contributions to education and social good of a AAA studio like Ubisoft speaks to the importance these trends have in society.”The remaining winners are listed below:Best Student Game — PrismBest XR For Change Experience — HomestayBest Gameplay — GrisMost Innovative — TendarMost Significant Impact — Unicef Kid PowerCelebrating 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 storiesUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 6 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis 1 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
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Message* Email Address* Full Name* This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now WeWork signed a 13-year lease for the third through seventh floors of the office building at 404 Fifth Avenue in 2015. WeWork spent about $10.2 million to build out the space, the court filing states. In a separate allegation, the company claims Chetrit owes WeWork $697,000 for its contribution to the build-out that it never paid.Though Chetrit has not formally sought to draw down on the letter of credit, the suit claims the landlord threatened to do so in a telephone conversation on Dec. 16. According to the complaint, WeWork provided the landlord with a $2.4 million letter of credit on Aug. 14, issued by Goldman Sachs International Bank, in addition to a personal guarantee.WeWork also says in its complaint that Chetrit is “likely to resort to self-help” with regards the draw-down.WeWork declined to comment on the lawsuit. Lucas Ferrara of Newman Ferrara who is representing WeWork’s affiliate, 404 Fifth Tenant LLC, declined to comment.The Chetrit Group did not immediately return a request to comment.WeWork has experienced some hardships since the pandemic, as have many of its competitors. Demand for office space has tanked as workers have been slow to return and more companies are embracing working from home permanently. In August, SoftBank poured $1.1 billion into WeWork after membership plummeted. In the second quarter, the company’s membership reportedly fell 12 percent from the first quarter to 612,000.The office giant had become Manhattan’s biggest occupier of office space, but since the pandemic has said it may exit one in five leases as it looks to cut costs and achieve profitability.Contact Keith Larsen From left: Joseph Chetrit, 404 Fifth Avenue and WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani (Photos via Wikipedia Commons; Google Maps)WeWork claims the Chetrit Group is threatening to illegally draw down on a multimillion-dollar letter of credit at its Midtown Manhattan location.In a complaint filed in NewYork State Supreme Court, the flexible-office provider claims that its lease at 404 Fifth Avenue requires the landlord to first provide WeWork with a notice of default. Even if those conditions were met, the state’s eviction moratorium precludes the default notice from being served, WeWork claims.And it wouldn’t be the first time: WeWork also alleges Chetrit wrongfully drew down a letter of credit for another lease at 428 Broadway, also known as “The Suspenders Building,” last month.Read moreWeWork Losses Continue But Firm Sees Glimmer of HopeWeWork On Track For Profitability By End of 2021WeWork Tells Members You Must Pay Rent
Small buses have gained traction recently, and there may well still a lot more to come. Mellor Managing Director John Randerson gives his thoughts on where he believes the sector is going to in the futureMellor believes that demand for small buses is going to continue to growThere was a time when a small bus would have seldom been considered a viable option for operators providing services in towns and cities. Their use was channelled through local authorities, rural routes and the welfare sector.In recent years, that has changed significantly. With the drive to make bus services pay, as well as providing low emissions to improve air quality, the small bus is increasingly becoming a vehicle of choice with operators and it is set to come to the forefront again over the next few years.Back to the futureIn the mid-1980s, following deregulation, small buses were very much part of the UK scene. Indeed, they were carving a strong niche as a smaller, more cost-effective solution for operators as part of their portfolio.That was mainly for use on rural and smaller urban routes that, while vital, had seen a steep decline in patronage, which has continued to the present day.It was during the 1990s, with the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), which quite rightly set out to improve accessibility and provision for all, that major changes were brought about.At the time, vehicle design and specification were unable to respond quickly enough to meet the new requirements, and the small bus quickly disappeared from regular use. Operators found themselves having to deploy standard-size buses on such routes. Over the years since, they have become increasingly expensive and unsustainable to run. That in turn led to many such routes being discontinued, cutting off a vital lifeline for many in these more remote rural areas.Technology is kingRecent technological advances from innovative manufacturers like Mellor have created a significant change in the small bus sector. We are now witnessing a resurgence in the market, with new models and ranges offering low or zero emissions and low running costs.Passengers expect the same comfort in small buses as in large onesAt the same time, they include the same features and benefits as their larger cousins that are expected by today’s bus traveller, be they rural or urban.Legislation inevitable drives the development of new technologies. In the case of DDA, vehicles such as Mellor’s Orion and Tucana models were conceived and launched in the 2000s.Those ranges have gone on to evolve to meet the needs of today’s operator and they are now manufactured and supplied in large numbers.That is notably the case for the Tucana II, 90 of which are currently being delivered to Transport for London (TfL) for its dial-a-ride services.The Tucana IIs are seen as an important part of TfL’s efforts to clean up the capital’s toxic air, and the vehicle meets the tough new Ultra Low Emission Zone standards, which are applicable from 9 April.They will go a long way to helping older and vulnerable Londoners to get from A to B, while protecting the health of future generations. That is a clear demonstration of the contribution that can be made by small buses in a modern, metropolitan environment.Clean and greenNew technologies that provide cleaner diesel and electric drivelines have been harnessed by lightweight and innovative body designs. That has helped to deliver small buses that are robust and have significantly lower capital costs, coupled with a reduced cost of ownership. That is key in ensuring the needs of operators and passengers have been met, and that vital services that were in danger of being lost continue to be provided.Innovation and expertise are also key to the delivery of the next generation of small buses. With the right collaboration and technical initiatives, what may have been considered impossible just a few years ago can now become a reality.Mellor is currently supplying 90 Tucana IIs minis to Transport for LondonFor example, having a capacity of 27 or 30 passengers on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis would have been impossible not long ago.But now, with the arrival of the Mellor Strata Plus and Strata Ultra, that has been achieved through a skilled engineering team leveraging their technical know-how and experience in the small bus sector.More on the agendaAs well as halving fuel consumption and significantly reducing emissions, smaller buses inevitably have a positive impact on congestion in towns and cities.This way of working is likely to set the standard for small bus development for the next few years. New initiatives and technologies are going to dictate the agenda for some time to come.Future legislation will undoubtedly continue to drive the need for improvements in design, while innovation and technical expertise will also be key to continuous vehicle improvement. Mellor will always strive towards making bus operation much more affordable, helping to protect a vital part of our transport infrastructure.www.mellor-coachcraft.co.uk
Pinterest Warsaw City Council looks to re-establish two funds, appropriate funds for a third Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ By Nick Deranek – February 19, 2020 0 194 Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleRyan Newman released from hospitalNext articleAverage rent in Granger is highest in the state Nick Deranek (Carli Luca/News Now Warsaw) The Warsaw Common Council is looking to re-establish funds for the Cumulative Capital Development and Fire Equipment Fund rates.Public hearings were held at the Monday meeting, but no comment for either rates were made for or against them. Mayor Joe Thallemer said the CCD is used mainly for stormwater projects, but has been used for roads. The rate will not succeed five cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The rate on the CCD in 2018 was four cents, down from 4.6 in 2017.The rate for the Fire Equipment Fund rate will be 3.3 cents per $100 of AV and will be levied beginning with taxes in 2020 and payable in 2021. This rate is at the maximum allowable, up from 3.1 in 2018.City Planner Jeremy Skinner presented a resolution for an additional appropriation of $300,000 for the redevelopment general fund. Skinner said the money was in the 2019 budget for the senior housing project on East Market Street, but it was not finalized and therefore was not spent. Skinner wants the money to get put into this year’s budget.There will be second hearings for the CCD and FEF funds at the March 2nd common council meeting. WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook
Car companies currently enjoy a special ‘block exemption’ from EU competition rules which allows them to operate exclusive dealerships. They won the exemption in 1995 after arguing that the system offered consumers a better choice of products and quality of service.But the industry’s EU lobby group ACEA says it expects Monti to heap fresh criticism on its members’ distribution methods in a report currently being finalised by his staff. Its conclusions will be crucial to the sector’s future as they will form the basis for the Commission’s decision on whether or not the exemption will be renewed when it expires in 2002.Monti served notice on the special treatment enjoyed by the industry earlier this year when he sided with critics who claim the system stops franchised dealers from competing with each other, closes the door to independent suppliers and allows the manufacturers to crank up prices. “The tone of the report should be about the same as what Monti said in May,” said an ACEA spokesman, who added that the industry was finalising its own submissions to competition officials on the issue.He also confirmed that Fiat chief executive Paulo Cantarella, the current president of ACEA, was holding regular talks with Monti and Commission President Romano Prodi to urge his fellow Italians to soften their stance. “It is obvious that he is having talks with Monti and Prodi…they are all Italians and they know each other well,” he said.EU sources said Monti’s report, expected in November, would not set out firm proposals for the future of the block exemption but would instead outline what the Commission believes is wrong with the present system.
Denny Hamlin ($25.00) is the most recent Richmond winner and has three career wins at the 0.75-mile track. The Virginia native is well known for his short-track prowess and has led 1,594 laps at Richmond in his career. He only qualified 16th, but was a top-seven car in all three practices. Add to that the fact that he placed top five in the best 10 consecutive laps category for the final two practices, and it’s easy to make a case to roster him.RELATED: DraftKings Rankings for Daily Fantasy Players&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; BUY TICKETS: See the races at Richmond RELATED: Set your lineup | Top 10-lap times | Practice resultsWith the Toyota Owners 400 just hours away (2 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), it’s time to set your NASCAR Fantasy Live lineup. Here is some last-minute fantasy insight for the spring race at Richmond. Prices are market values in the NASCAR Fantasy Live game for this weekend. Austin Dillon ($20.50) is starting from the rear for failing pre-race inspection five times at Bristol Motor Speedway. Dillon will line up 38th (where he qualified after taking an interesting qualifying lap to conserve tires), making him a potential place-differential bonanza for fantasy owners. Dillon was sixth and 24th in Saturday’s two practices. In six starts at the 0.75-mile track, the Richard Childress Racing driver has an average finish of 22.3. If he were to finish in that range on Sunday, the place difference would easily make him a top-15 fantasy driver on the day. Erik Jones ($20.25) is starting the race 20th. The rookie was running strong for much of the Bristol race on Monday and has quietly put together a nice start to his first season. The driver of the No. 77 Toyota finished all three practices in the top five — meaning the speed is there and he should be one that makes a move up in the field. That could earn owners place-differential points and possibly stage points, as well.
RELATED: Race results | Series standings | Detailed breakdownSHOP: Buy winner’s gearTALLADEGA, Ala. — There’s no longer a goose egg in the win column next to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s name.With a last-lap pass in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Stenhouse collected his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in his 158th start and delivered the first win for Roush Fenway Racing since Carl Edwards triumphed at Sonoma in June 2014.“This is for all the guys at the shop — we’ve been terrible for a long time,” an exuberant Stenhouse said of the Roush renaissance. “This year, every race, we’re just getting better and better. We knew Talladega was a good race track for us. It’s been a good one in the past.“This Fifth Third Ford was so fast today. Qualifying on the pole, got the win. Can’t say enough about the guys. It’s cool to get Jack Roush back in Victory Lane. This is cool. The closest track to my hometown (Olive Branch, Mississippi). Man, this is cool.”Racing side-by-side with leader Kyle Busch on the restart lap after Ryan Newman’s wreck on the backstretch sent the race to overtime, Stenhouse, the polesitter, trailed by the smallest sliver of a second at the stripe but got a strong push from Jimmie Johnson and cleared Busch off Turn 2 on the final circuit.As Jamie McMurray charged up the middle to take second place from Busch, Stenhouse held the top spot through the final two corners and the tri-oval to beat McMurray to the checkered flag by .095 seconds. Busch, in third place, trailed McMurray at the stripe by a mere .004 seconds.Stenhouse led the first 13 laps of the race and didn’t lead again until the final lap in overtime. Busch led a race-high 48 laps, including 39 straight before Stenhouse made the winning move.“Stenhouse got a really good run and a good push and got by us there, and then it was just about retaliation to get back on him, and I just never had enough help from behind and just never got it together,” Busch said.“I just can’t say enough about this Skittles American Mix Camry — it was really fast. The guys at Joe Gibbs Racing did a great job and TRD (Toyota Racing Development) with everyone on this motor, it was awesome. We did all we could here today, and it’s all circumstantial on how you win these things.”The most dramatic circumstance on Sunday occurred on the backstretch on Lap 169 of a scheduled 188.MORE: “Big One” includes Chase Elliott, moreAs the tension began to build in the closing laps, a massive wreck damaged 18 of the 38 cars still running at the time. After a tap from the No. 47 Chevrolet of AJ Allmendinger, the No. 24 Chevy of Chase Elliott turned sideways across traffic on the backstretch.The nose of Allmendinger’s car launched Elliott’s into the air, and his car landed on the hood of Joey Logano’s Ford. Among the contending cars also damaged in the wreck were those of Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, Trevor Bayne and Erik Jones.After a stoppage of 26 minutes, 51 seconds to clean up the wreckage, Kyle Busch led the field to green on Lap 174 with JGR teammate Denny Hamlin beside him and Earnhardt running third.MORE: Keselowski, Hamlin top StagesEarnhardt quickly fell off the pace because of a loose left rear wheel and drove slowly back to pit road, losing a lap in the process. But when Landon Cassill lost power and stalled near the inside wall short of pit road on Lap 179, NASCAR called the seventh caution, and Earnhardt had his lap back as the “lucky dog.”But Earnhardt was mired in traffic after the restart and could make up no ground after the caution that forced the overtime. He finished 22nd in his final spring race at NASCAR’s largest oval track.Aric Almirola, who won Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race, capped an excellent weekend with a fourth-place finish on Sunday. Kasey Kahne ran fifth, followed by Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch and Keselowski, who recovered from the “Big One” to secure seventh place.Notes: Stenhouse is the 11th first-time winner at Talladega … Kyle Larson cut a tire and scraped the Turn 1 wall on Lap 17, but he soldiered on to a 12th-place finish and extended his series lead to 54 points over Truex, who was eliminated in the Lap 169 wreck … McMurray climbed to fifth in the series standings in what is rapidly becoming a banner year for Chip Ganassi Racing.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
Her purse and cell phone stolen right out of the ambulance. Read more at WTXF-FOX 29. Just how low can you go? Two thieves were caught on camera after stealing from a Detroit EMT while she had been trying to save an elderly woman’s life. DETROIT (WJBK) – An EMS worker was robbed while responding to a person in need. “It’s very disheartening, it’s ugly – and it’s hurtful,” said Charlene Kinnard, a Detroit EMT.