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2015 IMF growth forecast: UK pulling ahead but global economy downgraded

first_img Tags: IMF The UK has managed to avoid a downgrade to its 2015 growth forecast by the International Monetary Fund.The IMF’s updated predictions released today also place the UK as the fastest economy in the G7 in 2014 with growth of 2.7 per cent. However, the UK is set to lose its “fastest G7 economy” crown to the US this year with the US expected to grow by 3.6 per cent compared the UK’s 2.4 per cent. The Eurozone is predicted to struggle with a 2015 growth forecast of 1.2 per cent. And while the UK’s predicted growth for 2015 has not been downgraded since October’s forecasts, the IMF’s 2015 global growth forecast was taken down by 0.3 per cent to 3.5 per cent.“Today’s IMF forecast shows that Britain is pulling ahead, while the global economy is being downgraded,” said chancellor George Osborne.“There’s confirmation that we grew faster than any other major economy last year, and we’re set to grow faster this year. But there are risks out there in the global economy and it’s a timely reminder that we’ve got to go on working through our long term economic plan if we want to stay ahead.”“The world economy is facing strong and complex cross currents,” said IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard.“On the one hand, major economies are benefiting from the decline in the price of oil. On the other, in many parts of the world, lower long run prospects adversely affect demand resulting in a strong undertow.” whatsapp Express KCS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldGive It LoveRemember These Rare Sisters? See Them NowGive It Lovezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online Game whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrapcenter_img Monday 19 January 2015 8:53 pm Share Show Comments ▼ 2015 IMF growth forecast: UK pulling ahead but global economy downgraded last_img read more

Several cars burglarized in Fort Myers neighborhood

first_imgThief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021 Advertisement FORT MYERS, Fla. — Police are investigating a string of car burglaries that happened in the last week.Fort Myers police said they received multiple reports in the last week of car burglaries at the 3400 block of Fowler Street.Neighbors said the area is usually quiet, and they’re not happy to hear about the break-ins.“I’ve been here since September, and there has not been one incident,”Tony Jose said., “Not anything — not even dogs barking. Everybody wants to keep what they got. But it’s a bad time right now. Car burglaries go up, you know, the crime rate [goes] up. It is what it is.” AdvertisementTags: car burglaryFort MyersFort Myers Police Department FMPD surrounds home after shooting June 12, 2021 Advertisementcenter_img 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 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 AdvertisementNBC2 asked police for any incident reports or arrest reports they’ve made in connection with these burglaries. For now, neighbors are locking their doors and doing what they can to protect what’s theirs.“Everybody should just keep their doors locked on the cars and just keep them safe,” Rey Salinas said. “Take their valuables inside the house.” Man killed during shooting at Central Avenue June 12, 2021 RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Ottawa urged to step up fight against tax cheats

first_img Your wealthy clients will soon pay more for luxury vehicles Keywords Tax evasion,  Tax avoidanceCompanies Canada Revenue Agency Two recently published reports urge the federal government to take aggressive new measures toward combatting offshore tax avoidance and tax evasion as Ottawa continues to survey stakeholders as part of its extensive pre-budget consultation process. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CRA assesses nearly $60 million under offshore tax informant program Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Ottawa urged to step up fight against tax cheats Related news Rudy Mezzetta The Offshore Compliance Advisory Committee (OCAC), an independent group the government appointed earlier this year, issued a report on Dec. 8 on improving the voluntary disclosure program (VDP) with the intention of making it more “effective and fair.” The VDP allows non-compliant taxpayers to come clean proactively to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in exchange for full or partial leniency in terms of criminal prosecution, penalties and interest on taxes owing. The OCAC report contained 11 recommendations that, if adopted, would tighten the rules governing the VDP significantly, including providing less generous relief in certain cases, allowing less accommodation for those who don’t provide complete information and requiring greater disclosure, in general. The OCAC report follows the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s report published in late October on combatting tax avoidance and tax evasion, which made 14 recommendations. These include everything from strengthening the CRA’s whistleblower program to improving co-ordination between the CRA and the Department of Justice in the investigation and prosecution of cases. The federal government has been making the fight against tax evasion and avoidance a policy priority for several years. In this year’s budget, the Liberals provided the CRA with an additional $444 million over the next five years to fight offshore tax evasion. “We will continue with our efforts to crack down on tax cheats,” said Diane Lebouthillier, minister of national revenue, in a statement from the CRA welcoming the OCAC’s VDP report. “My message is clear: the trap is closing.” Increasing global concern about tax non-compliance, particularly in light of high-profile events such as the release of the so-called Panama Papers in April, is driving much of the push toward tax transparency and information sharing, says Mitchell Stein, assistant professor of managerial accounting and control at the Ivey Business School at Western University in London, Ont. “Canada, like many countries around the world, is attempting to take greater action to obtain the necessary information to figure out where people have money and property in various jurisdictions,” he says. “And countries themselves are looking for money [in the form of tax revenue] too.” The OCAC, in making its recommendations for changes to the VDP, said the program should aim to strike “a balance between fairness, on the one hand, and revenue generation, on the other hand.” A too-lenient program, the committee’s report suggested, would “raise fairness concerns for taxpayers who are complying with their tax obligation.” One recommendation is that relief from interest and penalties associated with the VDP should be reduced in certain cases, including cases involving large dollar amounts of tax avoided in which there were multiple years of non-compliance or for which a “sophisticated” taxpayer sought out expert tax advice or used complex offshore structures. Another recommendation is for the CRA to take a harder line on taxpayers who fail to provide full disclosure, including denying them the full benefits of the program: “Where no legitimate reason exists for a taxpayer’s failure to provide full and complete information, the CRA should insist on receiving the necessary and relevant information, using its power, where appropriate, to compel the taxpayer to provide or develop the information.” Other recommendations include tightening the rules for taxpayers who wish to access the VDP more than once and requiring taxpayers to disclose the identity of advisors who may have assisted with non-compliance. The minister of National Revenue and the CRA will consider the OCAC’s recommendations in a review of the VDP and will communicate their changes to the program in late 2017, according to the CRA’s statement. A tax insight bulletin that Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC) published on the OCAC’s report suggests that the recommendations would alter the VDP significantly if they were to be adopted in full. “If you are contemplating a voluntary disclosure, you may want to act soon,” the PwC bulletin states. “We expect that the VDP’s value to taxpayers who are inadvertently, or intentionally, non-compliant would be reduced, and that this would decrease the number of disclosures.” Meanwhile, the Standing Committee on Finance’s report addressed the issue of tax evasion and avoidance more broadly, addressing both the offshore variety and tax non-compliance as a general issue. On the fight against offshore tax evasion, the committee recommended the government review its network of tax treaties and tax information exchange agreements with foreign countries to make sure they’re not inadvertently allowing tax non-compliance, “particularly with respect to the secrecy associated with certain jurisdictions and their banking practices.” That review should be completed by Aug. 31, 2017, the committee recommends. Another recommendation involves strengthening protections for whistleblowers under the Informant Leads Program and the Offshore Tax Informant Program (OTIP), as well as making sure these programs are “properly incentivized” and all credible information obtained through them is investigated. The OTIP, which the Conservatives introduced in 2013, provides informants with an opportunity to receive a 5%-15% share of any additional revenue the CRA collects as a result of their information. Aaron Wudrick, federal director of the Regina-based Canadian Taxpayers Federation in Ottawa, suggests that providing additional protection for informants is positive, but express reservations about offering financial incentives for information. “I would like to think that the reason people would blow the whistle is because it’s the right thing to do,” he says, “not because they stand to gain financially from it.” The committee also recommends that the minister of National Revenue report the progress of audits related to the Panama Papers by June 1, 2017. The committee’s recommendations on broader tax non-compliance included a suggestion that the government accelerate its current review of the Income Tax Act with a view to simplifying the tax regime and reducing complexity. Ottawa eliminated several boutique tax credits, such as the children’s fitness tax credit, in the 2016 federal budget in favour of an enhanced Canada Child Benefit program. “We are engaged in a tax review, as you know,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference on Monday, referring to the ongoing pre-budget consultations. “We’re attempting to clean up and simplify a number of things around the tax code.” The committee suggested the review be completed by June 30, 2017. “They’re putting a timeline on the review, and I think that’s important,” says Jamie Golombek, managing director of tax and estate planning with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s wealth strategies group in Toronto. The committee also recommended the CRA continue its recent efforts to determine the so-called tax gap between what the government is collecting in tax revenue vs what it would be collecting if there were complete tax compliance. Although the tax gap is a difficult figure either to define or calculate, it is nonetheless worth the effort, suggests Amin Mawani, associate professor of accounting at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. “It’s a crude number, and it’s based on many assumptions,” he says, “but, if measured consistently over time, we’ll at least see whether the [tax gap] is widening or not.” Photo copyright: ltjf/123RF Biden’s corporate tax plan takes aim at income inequalitylast_img read more

Bumps in road ahead but our recovery is strong

first_imgBumps in road ahead but our recovery is strong Liberal Party of AustraliaWednesday’s national accounts confirm Australia’s economic recovery is well under way. Facing a once-in-a-century pandemic that has caused the biggest economic shock since the Depression, Australia has performed better on the health and economic front than almost any other country.There is not one person across the country on a ventilator or in an intensive care unit because of COVID-19. Eighty per cent of the 1.3 million Australians who lost their jobs or whose working hours were reduced to zero at the start of the pandemic are back at work.Australia’s AAA credit rating has been reaffirmed. Australia is one of only nine nations to have a AAA rating from the three leading credit agencies.In the September quarter, real gross domestic product increased by 3.3 per cent, ahead of market expectations of 2.5 per cent. This is the largest quarterly increase since 1976. It follows a 7 per cent fall in the June quarter.Australia’s recession may be over but our recovery is not. There is a lot of ground to make up and many households and businesses continue to do it tough.Victoria, a quarter of the national economy, has only just begun its recovery. Every state experienced strong growth in the quarter, except for Victoria, which contracted. If Victoria had grown in line with the rest of the nation, national growth in the September quarter would have been 5 per cent, not 3.3 per cent From the beginning of this crisis, the goal of the Morrison government has been to keep Australians in work and to help those out of work to find a job. During the past five months, 650,000 jobs have been created. The effective unemployment rate has come down from a peak of 14.9 per cent to 7.4 per cent. The participation rate is at 65.8 per cent, approaching its pre-crisis level. The RBA has said the government’s Job-Keeper program saved at least 700,000 jobs. In October, with the recovery gaining momentum, there were two million fewer workers and about 450,000 fewer businesses on JobKeeper, compared with September.Consumer confidence is up in 12 out of the past 13 weeks; business confidence is back to its pre-COVID levels; and the housing market is strengthening. This recovery is being assisted by the federal government’s record $257bn in direct economic support, $130bn of which has already flowed into the pockets of households and businesses.JobKeeper, JobSeeker, the cashflow boost, two $750 payments to millions of pensioners and others on income support have all helped cushion the blow and build the bridge to the other side of this crisis.The September quarter results were driven by a 7.9 per cent increase in household consumption, the largest increase on record. Consumption was up in 14 of 17 categories, with the largest increases being in transport, hotels, cafes and restaurants.Dwelling investment was up by 0.6 per cent following eight consecutive quarterly falls. The outlook for the housing market is positive, supported by programs such as the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and HomeBuilder.Business investment fell by 4.1 per cent. However, the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics capital expenditure survey, taken after our October 6 budget, in which we announced significant investment incentives, did show a 5.8 percentage point upgrade in non-mining business investment plans for 2020-21.Compensation of employees, the measure of the national wages bill, increased 2.3 per cent in the quarter off the back of strong jobs growth to be 1.5 per cent higher through the year.The rebound in employment, together with social assistance benefits, which are 48.3 per cent higher through the year, have contributed to an increase in household disposable income of 3.4 per cent in the September quarter and an increase of 8.1 per cent through the year.The household saving ratio remains elevated at 18.9 per cent in the September quarter, following a high of 22.1 per cent in the June quarter. Strong household balance sheets, reflected in income growth and the higher saving ratio, will support recovery into the new year as confidence continues to build.The national accounts give cause for optimism. RBA governor Philip Lowe said on Wednesday, “We have turned the corner and a recovery is under way.”Still, challenges remain. The global economic environment remains uncertain as many nations experience an increase in COVID-19 cases and new lockdowns. The OECD has warned that several European countries could experience negative growth in the December quarter. But it has upgraded its economic outlook for Australia.The road ahead will be bumpy but the Australian economy has demonstrated its remarkable resilience and is positioned as well as that of any other nation. /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. 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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:AAA, AusPol, Australia, Australian, depression, employment, environment, Europe, federal government, Government, Investment, Liberal Party of Australia, OECD, RBA, resilience, statistics, the Pocket, Victorialast_img read more

How Much Do You Know About Your Customers?

first_imgTwitter Facebook E Columnby Elizabeth “E” Slater, In Short Direct MarketingA recognized expert in the fields of direct marketing and sales in the wine marketplace. Slater has taught more wineries and winery associations how to create and improve the effectiveness of their direct marketing programs and to make the most of each customer’s potential than anyone in the wine industry today.Follow E on twitter @esavant and facebook. Share ReddIt Home Wine Business Editorial E Column How Much Do You Know About Your Customers?Wine Business EditorialE ColumnHow Much Do You Know About Your Customers?By Elizabeth Slater – February 8, 2017 43 0 AdvertisementKofi Annan the former UN Secretary General said, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the promise and progress, in every society, in every family.”The only addition I have to that Kofi Annan quote is…in every business. The business that has knowledge of its customers, what they want and what makes them happy is indeed powerful.One way to gain this knowledge is to ask your customers directly through sending out surveys.Create an easy to answer five to seven question survey that can be mailed to your customers. Choose as many names as you wish of customers who regularly make purchases or come to your events and e-mail them the survey. Ask the customers to complete the survey and return it to you. You may wish to add an incentive. For example upon return of the survey the customer will be sent a coupon for 10% off their next purchase. Give the person a reward for completing the survey that also gives them a reason to come back to the business. You may wish to ask questions about how they were treated generally, if they got all the information they needed or if they were told about the a special that was going on during the time they were visiting. Whatever the information is that you want or need, include a question related to that information in the survey.Leave a place on the survey form for comments. Some people, when asked for their opinion, love to tell you everything (and much of this information is valuable to you) while others just complete the questions. However, it is important to give people the opportunity to provide you with information.Keep the survey short (not more than five to seven questions, which are open-ended so those receiving the survey may provide a short or long answer) and thank them for completed the survey. Make sure you add in a line that you are sending these questionnaires to them In order to provide you with better service…You may also create surveys that you send to people after their first visit to your business or surveys to customers who regularly attend events.A tip of the glass from me to you Pinterest TAGSE ColumnElizabeth SlaterIn Short Direct Marketing Advertisement Linkedin Email Previous articleThe Winemakers of Paso Robles – A New Large Format Photography Book – Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Limited EditionNext articleSebastian Donoso Joins Fetzer Vineyards as Organic Winemaker Elizabeth Slaterlast_img read more

Dr Harsh Vardhan launches Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP)

first_imgDr Harsh Vardhan launches Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) The Health Minister termed the revised Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) digital platform as the “world’s biggest online disease surveillance platform” by MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Atma Nirbha BharatDr Harsh VardhanIntegrated Disease Surveillance ProgrammeIntegrated Health Information PlatformMinister of Health & Family Welfaresurveillance programsSwastha Bharat The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan virtually launched the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) today, in the presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat (Uttarkhand) was also present digitally. The Integrated Health Information Platform is the refined version of the presently used Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP).The virtual event was attended by Health Ministers of various States including Balbir Singh Sidhu (Punjab), Alexander Laloo Hek (Meghalaya), Dr K Sudhakar (Karnataka), Dr Prabhuram Choudhary (Madhya Pradesh), Jai Pratap Singh (Uttar Pradesh), Etela Rajendra (Telangana), TS Singh Deo (Chhattisgarh), Dr R. Lalthangliana (Mizoram), and S Pangnyu Phom (Nagaland).Expressing his enthusiasm at the brave, futuristic and pertinent amalgamation of healthcare and technology, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated, “This day shall be written in Golden Letters as a day that marks a milestone in the history of disease surveillance. We have started a new chapter in India’s public health trajectory. India is the first country in the world to adopt such an advanced disease surveillance system.” He elaborated on the timely need for the software platform, “The new version of IHIP will house the data entry and management for India’s disease surveillance program. In addition to tracking 33 diseases now as compared to the earlier 18 diseases, it shall ensure near-real-time data in digital mode, having done away with the paper-mode of working”.Terming this as the world’s biggest online disease surveillance platform, he stated that it is in sync with the National Digital Health Mission and fully compatible with the other digital information systems presently being used in India. The refined IHIP with automated -data will help in a big way in real-time data collection, aggregation and further analysis of data that will aid and enable evidence-based policymaking, he explained. He applauded NCDC, WHO and all those who have been associated with this development.Dr Vardhan stated that IHIP will provide a health information system developed for real-time, case-based information, integrated analytics, advanced visualisation capability. It will provide analysed reports on mobile or other electronic devices. In addition, outbreak investigation activities can be initiated and monitored electronically. It can easily be integrated with other ongoing surveillance programs while having the feature of the addition of special surveillance modules.He said that such an advanced digital platform for scouting the earliest signs of disease spread in the smallest of villages and blocks in the country will immensely help in nipping in the bud any potential outbreak or epidemic. He stated, “India has shown to the world that even during a pandemic, we are capable of developing such an advanced disease surveillance system.” He further observed that the platform is a success story of the ‘Make in India’ initiative and a step towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of AatmaNirbhar Swastha Bharat.“Accurate, reliable and timely information is crucial for a country such as India which has a population of 1.35 billion”, he pointed out. India’s information system for precision public health is essential for delivering ‘the right intervention at the right time, every time to the right population.’ Pointing out that in recent years, the use of technology to enhance precision in public health, including the use of pathogen genomics, enhanced surveillance and informatics, and targeted interventions has steadily gone up, he cautioned that the success of this platform will also depend primarily on the quality of data shared by the states.Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (HFW) stated that India has established standards of quality in healthcare, “With IHIP, collection of authentic data will become easy as it comes directly from the village/block level; the last mile from the country. With its implementation, we are fast marching towards Atma Nirbha Bharat in healthcare through use of technology.”Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary informed that in terms of the geographical coverage of the surveillance, along with the number of diseases covered and the quantum of data generated, this makes IHIP one of the largest such digital health platforms globally. Data will be provided in real-time through the grassroots healthcare workers through their gadgets (tablets); the doctors at the PHC/CHC/SHD/DH when the citizens seek healthcare; and the diagnostic labs which will provide data on the tests carried out.Terming this as a ‘historic day’ not only for India for global public health, Dr Roderico Ofrin, WHO Representative to India stated that this refined digital surveillance platform will help to provide and connect data and move towards ‘One Health’ approach. He mentioned that the portal is a great resource for timely health response measures to be mounted; not only programming but also in disease prioritisation. He applauded India for this timely development.Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, Arti Ahuja, Addl. Secretary (Health), Dr Sunil Kumar, DG Health Services, Lav Agarwal, Jt. Secretary (Health), Dr Sujeet Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Dr Roderico Ofrin, WHO Representative to India were present at the launch. Principal Secretaries (Health), Commissioners (Health), MD (NHM) of States along with the senior health officials of the Union and State Governments also joined the event. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Healthcare IT News Public Health WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Add Comment Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By Press Information Bureau on April 5, 2021 Comments (0) Read Articlelast_img read more

Foundation kicks off 2021 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge

first_img The 2021 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challenge kicks off February 1.The statewide competition, now in its third year, connects Florida law students with lawyers to partner on pro bono cases from local legal aid organizations. Students and lawyers can visit through March 26 to pick a case. All 12 of Florida’s law schools will compete to see which can take the most cases.As a result of the ongoing pandemic, many legal aid programs are operating remotely and offering virtual pro bono opportunities. Students and lawyers will be encouraged to work on their cases virtually and to follow the CDC’s guidelines, which include wearing a mask and social distancing, if they must meet in person.“Though there will be obstacles due to the pandemic, we know that the challenge will not only provide learning and mentorship opportunities for law students and lawyers, but also much needed legal representation to many low-income Floridians,” Florida Bar Foundation President Stephen R. Senn said.More than 500 pro bono cases have been taken through the challenge. Students and lawyers who completed surveys about the challenge have expressed gratitude for real world learning opportunities and the chance to mentor.A core part of the Foundation’s mission is to promote public service among lawyers by making it an integral part of the law school experience. The Foundation launched the pilot version of the competition in January 2019. More than 300 students and lawyers were matched on cases that year, and another 200 matched in 2020 before the rise of COVID-19 in the spring hindered the competition. Florida Coastal School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law won the top honors in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Feb 16, 2021 Top Stories Foundation kicks off 2021 Florida Pro Bono Law School Challengelast_img read more

Xiaomi’s profitability called into question

first_img Author KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Tags AppleChinaIndiamarginsnet profitpatent infringmentroyaltiesSamsungsmartphoneXiaomi Smartphone shipments to ride 5G wave Previous ArticleChina’s mobile ad market to hit $7B this year – eMarketerNext ArticleOi paves way for Brazilian consolidation Joseph Waring Relatedcenter_img Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi isn’t nearly as profitable as previously estimated. A regulatory filing yesterday in China showed the privately-held company had a net profit last year of just CNY347 million ($56 million) – ten times less than media expectations.In early November, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), citing confidential documents from the company, reported that Xiaomi’s 2013 profit increased 84 per cent to CNY3.46 billion ($563 million) with revenue of CNY27 billion ($4.3 million).The four-year-old firm reported CNY26.6 billion in revenue last year (in line with the WSJ report) and an operating margin of 1.3 per cent. The results were released to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange after the company acquired about a 1.3 per cent interest in Midea Group for CNY1.27 billion, the China Daily reported.A Xiaomi representative told Reuters that the filing did not cover its entire business.The release of the results comes just days after the company was hit by an injunction in India that bans the sale of some of its smartphones for infringing on essential patents.Ericsson filed a complaint with the Delhi High Courts after Xiaomi reportedly failed to respond to six requests for royalties.If the company is forced to pay standard essential patents on all products it exports out of China, its costs would increase by 5-7 per cent, Richard Windsor wrote in his Radio Free Mobile blog last week.With such tight margins compared to Apple (nearly 30 per cent) and Samsung (high teens), Windsor said paying royalties would “meaningfully compound Xiaomi’s difficulties when it comes to profitably selling devices outside” of China.He estimated the company’s margins outside its home market would be 2-4 per cent in the best case.Windsor said in his blog today that based on the lower profit expected for the next two years, and assuming it hasn’t skimped on R&D, he calculates a valuation of $16.7 billion. He uses a similar formula as he used for Apple, but applied a 300 per cent premium to account for Xiaomi’s much faster growth.But, he warned, if the firm has under-invested in R&D, which is the “life blood of growth”, then the premium would be far too optimistic.The company reportedly held discussions in November with a number of firms to raise $1.5 billion in funding, which at the time would value the company at an estimated $40-50 billion. Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 16 DEC 2014 HomeDevicesNews Xiaomi’s profitability called into question Devices last_img read more

Effective Education

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email Before Deborah Hallas made her decision about the type of education she would pursue when she heads back to school this fall, she did her homework first.Hallas, a 58-year-old Columbia Falls resident, looked around the Flathead Valley for indications of future opportunities, and recognized an expanding medical community.Not wanting to spend four or more years in school to become a nurse, Hallas checked out what Flathead Valley Community College had to offer.She found that her pre-registration job analysis coincided with five new programs that FVCC will offer this fall semester, including Hallas’ choice – earning a patient relations specialist certificate.“I was just hoping that getting into this there would be more opportunity,” Hallas said. “Any more, if you don’t have a certification, the jobs just aren’t there. They want to know you’ve gone to school for this.”That’s exactly the reason Brenda Rudolph, FVCC business division chair and faculty member, worked to revamp the college’s medical administrative assistant program. According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, employment in medical office professions is projected to grow 16.9 percent in the next seven years.During a semester-long sabbatical in 2009, Rudolph looked around the valley to identify the program’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what the medical community will want in future employees. What she found was a need for more professionalism, more leadership and more decision-making skills.After a year of working through the system, Rudolph developed three new programs: the patient relations specialist certificate program; a two-year associate of applied science degree in health care office management; and a program to become a healthcare information technology (HIT) implementation and maintenance specialist.The HIT program coincides with the federal government’s push toward digital medical records, Rudolph said.“There’s a lot of work in how to get it safely, how to get all the info there, how to get it logged in,” she said.The HIT program is also a cooperative effort between the faculties at FVCC, Montana Tech, University of Montana-Helena College of Technology and Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology.Each school has taken a piece of the program and will share its teachers, programs, courses and costs.Part of the medical administrative assistant program revamp also included helping students overcome the typical roadblocks – such as rusty math skills – they can face when returning to school after a long period of time away, Rudolph said.FVCC is also adding a two-year associate of science degree program in biotechnology, which will prepare the students to transfer to the Montana State University program in Bozeman.Biotechnology incorporates DNA technologies to develop new products and solve problems in various fields, including agriculture and veterinary science.FVCC biology faculty member Ruth Wrightsman said the new program will prepare students for the growing industry, not only in larger cities on the East and West coasts, but also in Montana.Wrightsman said she found about 50 biotechnology companies in Montana while developing the new program.“I started researching and I thought, ‘Wow, there’s some employment out there for people,’” Wrightsman said.Currently, Bozeman and Hamilton are hot spots for the industry, Wrightsman said, but it is a rapidly growing field because it can be done anywhere with an airport, a computer and courier services.The new FVCC program is funded partially through funds from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program, Wrightsman said.The biotechnology program is challenging, but it is one way that a biology major can find gainful employment with a four-year degree, instead of going to medical or graduate school.Wrightsman said she is interested in building the program and making connections with the biotechnology community in Montana.The fifth program FVCC will add this fall semester is a two-year associate of applied science degree in emergency management. According to the college, students will learn about emergency management, hazard mitigation and preparedness and emergency management law and ethics.The degree should be useful for those interested in jobs in fire service, emergency management services, emergency communications operators, hospital personnel, business safety personnel, municipal government planners, security personnel and risk managers, the college noted.Registration for the FVCC fall semester is on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26, with classes scheduled to begin Aug. 29.Hallas, who said she would take 15 credits this semester, is ready to be on campus again, but can’t help having some first-day jitters.“I’m real nervous; I haven’t done this for 30 years,” she said. “It’ll keep me thinking. It’s just one more way of keeping you active in some way or another.”For more information on Flathead Valley Community College, visit or call 406-756-3847. last_img read more

News / UIA suspends carrying animals on flights pending probe into puppy tragedy

first_img By Alex Lennane 03/07/2020 © Svetlana Akifyeva Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has suspended the transport of animals on long-haul flights following the mass death and illness of animals on its 13 June flight from Kiev to Toronto.The carrier, responding to questions last week, claimed the cause of the death of 38 puppies had not yet been established, and it was awaiting a report from the Canadian Veterinary Services.It said it was “striving to find out the truth” and had launched its own official investigation, as well as taken the decision to suspend the transport of animals on long-haul flights.It is also cooperating with Boryspil department of the National Police of Ukraine, “within the scope of the criminal proceedings”.The airline’s 767 had carried more than 500 dogs on the 12-hour flight from Kiev and as well as the 38 found dead on arrival, many more were dehydrated, weak and vomiting. Nearly 90 cats were also reported to be on the aircraft.Video footage taken the previous day at Kiev Airport showed dozens of crates being readied for loading in temperatures as high as 33 degrees Celsius.But UIA said it abided by all IATA Live Animal Regulations guidelines, arguing that they allow the carriage of more than one animal per cage, provided that the animals can move around easily.It said the number of animals it transported was “an essential number”, and had been shipped for commercial purposes.The carrier said: “That flight allowed for transporting a large number of animals due to the small number of passengers, the cargo compartment of the plane had plenty of free space.“The design of the aircraft ensures that the cargo compartment which carried the animals is fully ventilated and the temperature is controlled, the air conditioning systems operated in the standard mode.”But then UIA appeared to try to  blame shippers for what observers had called a “horror show”.“A large number of factors determines the condition of the animals during the flight, including the terms of their transport and storage before they get transferred to the airline by shippers.”It also noted that “thoroughbred puppies, especially brachycephalic dogs including French bulldogs, carries a certain risk, which is well known and understood by the owners of these animals”.Other airlines have banned the carriage of brachycephalic dogs, which have shorter heads and can have breathing problems.last_img read more

Watch: The Return of the World Champions

first_img Life Exact BrazilRemember Grace Jones? She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Post by SA Rugby magazine World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzSuperDetails About Meghan Markle’s Wedding Will Leave You SpeechlessBuzzSuper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA 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 ‘ Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowBuzz Treatment|SponsoredSponsoredUndo In this Carte Blanche special, look back at some of the highlights of the Springboks’ victorious World Cup campaign and victory parade. ‘ Posted in Springboks, Test Rugby, Top headlines, Videos, World Cup Tagged 2019 Rugby World Cup, carte blanche, Springboks, victory parade Watch: The Return of the World Champions Video published on November 12, 2019 ‘ ‘ 熱門話題小心會瘦過快…網友推爆:「真的瘦的超誇張!」熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

CfP: Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics

first_img Share 0 [email protected] Program in Barcelona 2018 Tweet Deadline: 9 September 2016Open to: anyone interested in the topicVenue: 27– 28 October 2016, Barcelona, SpainDescriptionAQR-IREA is pleased to announce the 2016 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics, to be held in Barcelona on October 27-28, 2016. The workshop will be focused on innovation and the spatial diffusion of knowledge with emphasis in collaboration networks. Its aim is to bring together researchers in urban and regional economics who are working in topics where the broad concept of the geography of innovation plays a fundamental role.Particular attention will be paid to papers dealing with the mechanisms and actors of knowledge diffusion (knowledge spillovers, networks, technological collaboration, and knowledge relatedness). Although the Workshop will focus on empirical papers, theoretical studies are also welcome.EligibilityAnyone willing to apply with a paper. Around 8-10 papers, will be presented in plenary sessions that will complement the keynote speakers’ presentation.CostsTravel and accommodation costs for presenters of accepted papers will be covered by the organisers.How to apply?Papers should be sent in pdf format to [email protected] before 9 September 2016. Extended abstracts or incomplete drafts will also be considered, but full papers will be favored.For more information please visit the official website. ← UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Time Capsule Competition Reddit Similar Stories Pocket Call for Summer Internship Programme in Barcelonacenter_img Legal Policy Intern at Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) → CRG SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. CfP: Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics LinkedIn 0 July 6, 2016 Published by Gorica last_img read more

Australia Awards Scholarships

first_img Similar Stories Deadline: varies according countryOpen to: applicants from Asia, Pacific, Africa, Middle EastBenefits: fully fundedDescriptionAustralia Awards Scholarships are long-term awards administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They aim to contribute to the development needs of Australia’s partner countries in line with bilateral and regional agreements. They provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region, to undertake full time undergraduate or postgraduate study at participating Australian universities and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions. The study and research opportunities provided by Australia Awards Scholarships develop the skills and knowledge of individuals to drive change and contribute to development in their own countries.EligibilityThis page lists countries that are eligible for Australia Awards Scholarships, and country-specific eligibility criteria.BenefitsAustralia Awards Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. The following benefits generally apply:full tuition fees;return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route;establishment allowance—a once only payment as a contribution towards accommodation expenses, text books, study materials;Contribution to Living Expenses (CLE) – a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses paid at a rate determined by the department;Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory program prior to the commencement of formal academic studies covering information on living and studying in Australia;Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only)—provided to cover the scholar’s basic medical costs (with the exception of pre-existing conditions);Pre-course English (PCE) fees—if deemed necessary PCE may be available for students for in-country and/or in-Australia training;supplementary academic support may be available to ensure a scholar’s academic success or enhance their academic experience;fieldwork (for research awards and Masters by coursework which have a research component where fieldwork is compulsory) may be available for eligible research students for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to their country of citizenship or within Australia.How to apply?Information on how to apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship Country information:Participating countries Opening and closing datesParticipating institutions For more information and to apply please visit this link. Australia Awards Scholarships Tweet PhD Scholarship in Archaeo-geochemistry: ISOTOPES AND TRACE ELEMENT IN HUMAN REMAINS Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students September 19, 2019 Published by sanja Pocket LinkedIn 0 Share 0 CMU Australia Scholarships for International Students +1 Reddit ← Global Korea Scholarship Qatar University Scholarships →last_img read more

For LA’s malls, lawsuits could be the next crisis

first_imgAlicia Silverstone from the film ‘Clueless’, 1995, and a rendering of the Beverly Center (Credit: Paramount Pictures/Getty Images, and Beverly Center via Los Angeles Times)In Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 16 employees and patrons of an Irish pub were infected with coronavirus in just one evening.Lynch’s Irish pub in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (Credit: Facebook)And in suburban Chicago, Walmart was sued by the family of an ex-employee who died after she allegedly contracted coronavirus at work.These incidents are happening as brick-and-mortar shops reopen across the U.S. including Los Angeles County, which greenlighted the return of mammoth malls like The Grove and Del Amo Fashion Center that power the region’s retail economy.The totems of L.A. sprawl and sunny consumerism are back after blanket shutdowns, tenants not paying rent, and looting and vandalism following the death of George Floyd.Their return might be the best of bad options for besieged mall landlords, but it poses new problems. One to watch for is exposure to coronavirus-related lawsuits from customers and employees, as the county’s coronavirus toll shows no sign of decline.The average June day in L.A. County has brought more than 30 deaths and 2,000 new covid infections, according to the county health departments, figures that went up once retail began to reopen. In other parts of the country, cases are skyrocketing.“There is going to be a wave of lawsuits,” said Nick Rozanky, a lawyer at Brutzker Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber who defends retailers in litigation, and noted a single lawsuit from one employee or customer would cost six figures to defend.Mall landlords are making educated guesses on the best measures to prevent infection, noted Ariel Cudowicz, an employment defense lawyer at Seyfarth Shaw. If they fail, landlords could be subject to lawsuits, “that will have a material impact on their bottom line.”Lawyer up ‘til you drop?California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said the decision to reopen retail, “is foundationally a question for local health directors and local health officials.”State and county officials, meanwhile, are mostly lawsuit proof.“Local government generally has some level of immunity protection, unless there is intentional malfeasance,” said Greg Aldisert, an attorney at Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, Kump and Aldisert.The target of a potential lawsuit from a customer or employee who falls ill, Aldisert said, then is the mall and possibly a retailer in the mall as well.Trade groups like the California Retailers Association have spent months pushing for some type of legal immunity as stores reopened, but have hit a legislative dead end.Rachel Michelin, president and CEO of the California Retailers Association“There’s not the political will to make it happen,” said Rachel Michelin, president and CEO of the California Retailers Association. “We just haven’t been able to gain traction on it.”A mall employee contracting coronavirus could mean a worker’s compensation claim, which has more limited damages, but it’s not clear if coronavirus falls under worker’s comp.If not, the cost of simply going to court is at least $200,000, Rozansky estimated. Often there’s liability insurance, “But there are hundreds of policy exclusions for viruses,” Rozansky said.“An insurance company may settle with the plaintiff and then turn around and sue the mall,” Rozansky said.The Grove (Credit: iStock)Mall owners can argue in court that people assumed the risk of entering a public space during a health crisis, Rozansky said, or that the person suing doesn’t know where they contracted the virus.But sometimes people do know, like the party at the bar in Jacksonville Beach, or tourists on Princess Cruise Lines, which has been subject to dozens of negligence lawsuits from customers and employees for infections at the pandemic’s onset in the U.S.A mall is not that different from a cruise ship, Kelly Reynolds, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Arizona, a hard to control public space with a lot of commingling.“In the nature of shopping, you’re touching a lot of clothes, you’re touching a lot of surfaces,” Reynolds said. “It won’t be possible to follow behind people and sanitize everything people touch.”The nightmare situation, said Cudowicz at Seyfarth Shaw, “is a cluster of infections that cause a mall to shut down and could lead to a class action lawsuit.”Such massive complaints have not yet been filed, according to the law firm Hunton, Andrews, and Kurth, which has tracked coronavirus lawsuits. But there have been at least eight personal injury and three wrongful death cases regarding Covid filed in California courts.An additional case with relevance to L.A. mall titans is taking place in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Walmart employee Wando Evans allegedly died from coronavirus, because the store was not properly sanitized and did not adhere to socially distancing guidelines. Walmart has denied the charges.Preventing lawsuitsL.A. County’s tentpole mall landlords were not eager to discuss their liability exposure.Del Amo Fashion Center (Credit: Simon Property Group)Mall owners including Rick Caruso of The Grove and Palisades Village, Del Amo Fashion Center landlord Simon Property Group, Westfield owner Unibal Rodmonco, and Fig&7th proprietor Brookfield Properties either declined comment or did not respond to questions.Michigan-headquartered Taubman Centers, owner of the Beverly Center, responded with a statement that the mall “has taken the necessary steps” including “following federal, state and local guidelines to keep customers and employees safe.”A rendering of the Beverly Center (Credit: Beverly Center via Los Angeles Times)Some of the mall’s actions concerning lawsuits can be gleaned from recent announcements.The Caruso-owned Grove, for example, is professing to follow the L.A. County Health Department’s reopening guidelines, and going a few steps further.The 575,000-square-foot open air mall let customers return June 10 after it spent the previous week filled with National Guard personnel and tanks after the mall’s Apple and Nordstrom stores were looted.The Grove has a 21-page powerpoint outlining health and safety measures including “physical distancing ambassadors,” stationed to swoop in and sanitize common spaces.Caruso, a member of the USC Board of Trustees, has also brought on Dr. Neha Nanda, director of epidemiology at the USC Keck School of Medicine, as a consultant.Meanwhile, the Beverly Center, immortalized in “Clueless” as a center of L.A. mall culture, has rearranged furniture to preserve social distancing, and turned off water fountains, while individual retailers have closed dressing rooms and put up plexiglass at checkout counters.The cost of these measures can add up, said Ron Lutz, the chief retail officer at interior design firm Miller Zell, who noted equipping a store with plexiglass shields costs between $2,000 to $5,000, and additional cleaning perhaps $1,500 a day for a 100,000-square-feet store.Mall landlords also must deal with specific liability issues facing each tenant. Brian Weltman, a CEO at interior design firm RHDC Studio, said some retailers fear there’s not enough cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer for them to come back.It is all a juggling act for the malls, Weltman noted, reopening enough to recoup revenue but trying to prevent a public health disaster.“An open mall with a bunch of closed stores,” Weltman said, “Really doesn’t do any good.” TagsCoronavirusReal Estate LawsuitsRetail Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Analyst expects Houser brothers to receive huge Red Dead royalties

first_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc2 years ago 50-60 million copies lifetime number. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyAbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc2 years ago Rockstar Games is the most loved name in gaming similar to Disney-owned Marvel or Pixar in Hollywood. Great one, well deserved. Take-Two could even spin it off into a publicly traded company years from now -already owned it for 20 years-. Analyst expects Houser brothers to receive huge Red Dead royaltiesUPDATE: Take-Two clarifies that last year’s royalties of $383m shared across all studiosJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 26th October 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRockstarRockstar GamesUpdate: Take-Two has since clarified reports that Rockstar will receive $538 million in royalties with the majority going to the Houser brothers.That figure is actually for across all of Take-Two’s labels. And a company spokesman denied that the Housers will take a majority of the internal Rockstar royalties as speculated by analysts.Chairman and CEO, Strauss Zelnick then added in a statement: “We have a profit-sharing arrangement with Rockstar Games. Thousands of team members benefit from the profits generated by the games that they create. I am incredibly proud of the entire team at Rockstar Games, and Red Dead Redemption II is a masterpiece.”Original Story: Sam and Dan Houser are due a massive windfall by the end of the year, thanks to today’s release of Red Dead Redemption 2.Bloomberg reports that analyst Gerrick Johnson from BMO Capital Markets estimates Take-Two’s royalties will reach $538 million in 2018 following the Wild West epic’s launch, plus the ongoing success of Grand Theft Auto V.Last year, Take-Two issued $383 million to its labels, including to Rockstar’s more than 2,000 employees, according to a company spokesman.While the firm did not say how much the Housers received, Johnson estimated the two brothers will have received the majority – and expects them to do so again this year.Bloomberg reports a lawsuit filed by a former employee – likely former GTA lead Leslie Benzies – alleges the Housers and ‘a few key insiders’ share half the profits Rockstar receives. Benzies is actually suing Rockstar for $150 million after allegedly being forced out of this royalty pool, but suffered a setback in his case earlier this year.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 Analysts expect Red Dead Redemption 2 to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide by the end of the year. However, the run-up to launch has been mired by controversy over working conditions behind-the-scenes.Dan Houser’s claims that select staff were working 100-hour weeks kicked off a massive debate about the firm’s practices, with numerous former staff saying the amount of overtime expected created a culture of fear. Rockstar disputes these claims, insisting that overtime is not mandatory.FURTHER UPDATE: We originally reported Take-Two issued $383 million in ‘internal royalties’ to Rockstar Games. The publisher has contacted to clarify that this was spread across all its labels, and we have amended the paragraph above. Take-Two declined to comment further.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesTake-Two reportedly takes down reverse-engineered GTA3, Vice City source codeGitHub project blocked by DMCA, although project creator unable to rule out trollsBy James Batchelor 2 months agoRed Dead Online gets a stand-alone releaseRockstar selling the Red Dead Redemption 2 online mode as its own product on Xbox One, PS4, and PC starting December 1By Brendan Sinclair 5 months agoLatest comments (3)Ross Erickson Sr. Product Manager, Aristocrat Technologies2 years ago Hurray for them. Yay – they started a successful company and success product line. And now they’re making bank…What’s your point with this article?center_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Entergy brings nuclear unit back online after fatal accident

first_img TAGSEntergy Entergy brings nuclear unit back online after fatal accident Ex-New York power market CEO named interim ERCOT CEO Unit 1 required extensive restoration efforts, including damage evaluation, repairs to non-nuclear plant components and rescheduling refueling activities, plant owner Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said in a release. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Unit 2 automatically shut down during the accident as it was designed to do and was brought back to service in April after extensive evaluations. Arkansas Nuclear One’s Unit 1 was brought back to service after it was damaged during a fatal accident at the plant. The plant entered a scheduled refueling outage on March 24. During the outage, a contractor’s crane collapsed while moving a generator stator out of the turbine building. One worker was killed and eight others were injured. Linkedin Facebook Vistra: Texas freeze caused $1.6B negative cash flow impact center_img 8.8.2013 Facebook Twitter Twitter Previous articleReport: More than 630 energy storage projects worldwideNext articleWood Group reduces NOx emissions at Ohio power plant chloecox Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today O&MNuclearReactors Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine By chloecox – No posts to displaylast_img read more