“Gamepad sales increased by 29 per cent year-over-year which was due to a 163 per cent rise in Xbox One sales with the release of the Xbox One Elite Controller.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesUS game sales up 30% during Q1 2021 | US Quarterly ReportConsumer spending on gaming reached $14.92 billion from January to March 2021, NPD Group reportsBy Marie Dealessandri 13 days agoMobile gaming saw surge of new players in 2020NPD: Number of mobile gamers increased 12% last year, in part due to pandemic-related lockdownsBy Rebekah Valentine 3 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. NPD: Overall sales up 2% for OctoberHalo 5: Guardians is the month’s top sellerRachel WeberSenior EditorFriday 13th November 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleThe NPD GroupThe NPD data is in for October and Halo 5: Guardians was the month’s biggest software seller. Across all sectors retailers can celebrate a small rise on last year’s sales. “Overall sales across physical software, hardware, and accessories experienced a modest 2 per cent growth in October 2015 compared to October 2014. This was driven entirely by accessory sales, which grew by 18 per cent, or just under $30MM,” said The NPD Group’s Liam Callahan.”Hardware dollar sales were flat from October 2014 to October 2015, with sales totaling $270.3MM. Console sales were up 3 per cent as portables declined 27 per cent due to difficult comparisons to October 2014 sales.”Overall console sales were up 3 per cent year-on-year thanks to the latest generation of hardware, sales of the last generation fell by a steep but unsurprising 66 per cent. Bundles made up 96 per cent of October’s console purchases, up 53 per cent on last year.In software physical software sales were down year-on-year and dollar sales for new launches fell by 4 per cent. “In October 2015, new physical video game software sales decreased by 3 per cent from October 2014, with trends mirroring hardware as console sales were offset by a 42 per cent decline in portable sales. While console sales were up a modest 1 per cent, 8th generation consoles had a strong month with 62 per cent growth over October 2014 while 7th generation console sales dropped by 63 per cent – higher than the year-to-date decrease in sales of 51 per cent.”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 In accessories sales rose 18 per cent in October 2015, with point and subscription cards making an especially big impact on the sector. “Video game point/subscription cards had a particularly large increase in sales, up 38 per cent from October 2014, making this the best October for video game point/subscription on record,” said Callahan.
Trina exits EU price undertakingThe company says the minimum import price does not reflect current market trends, which show average selling prices in major markets continuing to decline at a faster than expected rate. Trina will now supply EU markets through its overseas manufacturing facilities. December 11, 2015 Edgar Meza Legal Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Trina Solar said Friday that it was withdrawing from the European Union’s price undertaking (UT) and would continue to service EU customers through its overseas manufacturing facilities. The European Commission accepted the UT, in which Chinese companies agreed to sell solar cells and panels in the EU at a price above a fixed minimum import price (MIP) after it had imposed anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on PV imports from China. Chinese manufacturers that did not accept the terms of the agreement faced high AD and AS duties, which for Trina Solar were 47.7% and 3.5%, respectively, to be applied for a two-year period beginning Dec. 6, 2013. While Trina initially chose to join the UT, it has taken issue with the European Commissions current interpretation of the agreement, which it says unfairly limit the company’s growth potential in the European region, and are disruptive to the company’s ongoing global expansion strategy. In addition, the EU Commission said recently that it would initiate a review of the situation but maintained that the AD and AS and UT measures would remain in force. Trina Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao, said, “We believe the current iteration of the UT agreement misinterprets the rules and scope of the original UT, and adversely affects the execution of our global expansion strategy. Specifically, Gao said the prohibition of manufacturing modules in overseas facilities, regardless of whether the modules would be sold to the EU or to non-EU markets was an obvious misapplication to the UT agreement. He added that the MIP did not reflect current market trends in the solar sector, particularly as average selling prices in major markets continue to decline at a faster than expected rate, with downward pressure anticipated to continue for the foreseeable future. As a consequence, the Chinese companies that remain in the UT have lost their competitiveness to non-Chinese rivals in the EU, he added. With our recognized brand name, advanced technology and established customer base, we believe our withdrawal from the UT will allow us to better develop our business in the region through our tariff-free overseas facilities and to regain market share under a more flexible pricing strategy, Gao said, adding that Trina would continue its commitment to fair market competition and a balanced trading environment that would help to achieve our mission of benefitting mankind with clean energy.”Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Koeberg nuclear power plant. Ntuli continued: “It is important to note that Eskom’s nuclear oversight committee conducted a thorough investigation in order to understand in detail, the impact of the three events even though these were below regulatory levels.” “In all these eventsthe radiation activity levels were determined to be very low and well withinthe regulatory requirements. These incidents, while negligible, were dulyreported to the NNR, in line with the licence requirements.” BRICS Responding to the claims, Koeberg general manager, Velaphi Ntuli said: “Koeberg nuclear power station operates within a highly regulated environment guided by the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR). Our licence has in place stringent conditions that we always adhere to under close regulation by the NNR. To this end, the information that Mr Petzer has twisted is from a public document with responses given to Parliament about three incidents.” “We invite those interested in learning about nuclear safety and how a nuclear power plant is run to attend these sessions, schedule a visit to our visitors centre or browse the Eskom website to get facts around nuclear,” Ntuli concluded. Nuclear regulation Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA TAGSEskomKoeberg Nuclear Power Stationnuclear Previous articleAbsa bank invests in efficient operationsNext articleEskom bags $180m loan from New Development Bank Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation Eskom’s nuclear oversight committee UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Ntuli further explains: “In May 2014 and October 2015 small quantities of water with very low radiation levels was released to the ocean without adequate monitoring as a result of defective equipment. In the November 2015 event, a small quantity of air was released from the containment building directly to the atmosphere without going through the monitored path. Finance and Policy AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector This follows after a vlogger, Willem Petzer, uploaded a video – which questions the safety of the nuclear power station. Below, the vlogger explains what led to him shooting that video. “The committee found that there was no risk to members of the public, staff, or the environment. South Africans can rest assured that there are no radioactive waste leaks at Koeberg,” added Ntuli. Eskom has issued a statement to confirm that Koeberg nuclear power station is currently running both units safely and producing 1,960MW into South Africa’s power grid. Eskom noted that in pursuit of transparency and accountability, Koeberg power station hosts quarterly Public Information Safety Forum meetings where members of the public are given detailed feedback about the station’s safety and performance.
Global competition for skills is intensifying, indicates survey results. Image credit: 123rf. Selected students will be offered a 4 to 8 weeks placementat the IRENA Headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi between July and August 2019. [email protected] is a summer trainee programme that provides undergraduate students with opportunities to learn from experts and gain practical experience by working with IRENA.Opportunity for #UAE-based undergrads to join @IRENA this summer and work in our 4-8 week trainee programme #inAbuDhabi. Learn more and see how to apply: https://t.co/DFmvHCa51X #REjobs #Internship— IRENA (@IRENA) March 31, 2019 Generation BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development [email protected] is open to UAE-based students currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme in engineering, economics, development, international affairs, finance, business administration, communications or a related field. Applicants to the programmme must be passionate about renewable energy. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Learn how to apply and see the list of required documents, in the [email protected] brochure. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) invites students to join the agency for its annual summer trainee programme, aimed at those living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) looking for a future career in renewable energy and sustainability. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Who IRENA is looking for Finance and Policy By 19 May 2019selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. TAGSAUEIRENAskills developmenttraining Previous articlePOLL RESULT: What to prioritise to overcome loadshedding?Next articleCSIR encourages SA residents to take control Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. The programme is receiving applications until 18 April 2019.
Strict, stricter, strictest laws… then what?I’m not generalizing that ‘all men are same’ or ‘all men are rapists,’ but correct me if I am wrong that all rapists are men. All abusers and eve-teasers are men. All dowry getters are men.Go back to Nirbhaya horror, almost 8 years back, or Hathras Gang rape mere two weeks back … what has actually changed? Honestly, nothing but the new victims and accused. Also, not to forget the evolved ways to cover up the deed.The mentality of the accused, the criminals, hasn’t evolved even a bit. What they understand is their desires and the need to satisfy their own lusts, it doesn’t really matter if there is a day-old girl child or a 90-year-old woman. Or an innocent boy.Open any page of a newspaper, there will either be news of harassment, sexual abuse, attempt to rape, dowry, rape etc. but how many of the accused are actually punished to establish a strong ground, that the accused won’t be set free or be given any kind of mercy? The number is quite low.This post is not about the number of victims and the number of accused that get punished. This post is more of a wake-up call for everyone who thinks that laws alone are responsible for such incidents to occur in the first place.This is about one of the reasons that we as a society fail to acknowledge or understand.The male ego. The accused’s ego. The ego that cannot and will not accept a no from a woman.Responses could be as subtle as a shout or an occasional beating, or as harsh as setting her on fire or raping her and leaving her to die. Or better kill her.For them, a woman is born to serve. Take their command and fulfil them. Do not question back nor delay the chores. And certainly, don’t learn the word no. No is not for women.So, when they come across a woman who is capable of denying or being on her own, that disturbs their male peace of mind. And they cover it up saying she was asking for it, blame it on the clothes, the atmosphere, the timing. All that could be said to ignore the fact that doesn’t have a control on themselves and their sick mindset.Friends play a major role here too. Since the constant taunting about how a woman could back answer or deny him, really plays with the psyche of thoughts.Whenever people say that law is to blamed, the judiciary is to be blamed, the lack of sex education in school is to be blamed, etc., they fail to mention the role that a right mind would play. The incarnated values matter but the surroundings matter more.A child does not learn what you teach him, he learns what he sees and what he experiences.If we really want a better world for the women and children out there, start at the very basic level. Start by teaching your son to respect and teach him to differentiate between right and wrong. Teach your daughters to speak up when the first red flag shows up, and give her the environment to speak freely.Prepare an environment where there is equality of thoughts and division of labour between both. Let him know that he can do the household chores too and that if a woman is superior to him it’s not a matter of shame. Let her know that her only job is not to take care of the husband and the kids, and definitely not to stay shut on anyone’s misbehaviour.Teach the men to accept no as willingly as they’d accept yes. Teach your daughters to say no, clear and loud. Consent is a choice, not anyone’s pride or ego.Remember that when a man is walking down a road and sees a shadow, he thinks of a thief, but when a woman is walking down the road and sees a shadow, she thinks of a molester or a potential rapist.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Bayonne Assembly Education Committee clears Chiaravalloti bill to postpone certain NJQSAC reviews The New Jersey Assembly Education Committee cleared a bill sponsored by Nick Chiaravalloti (D-31) earlier today that postpone certain NJQSAC reviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewEach school district is required to periodically undergo a comprehensive review by the state Department of Education via the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC).Districts are reviewed on a staggered schedule; however, that schedule has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.Aiming to ensure school districts and the NJ DOE are able to focus their time and resources on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday advanced a bill (A-4006).The bills asks to postpone NJQSAC reviews scheduled for the 2019-2020 school year that were not completed because of COVID-19 school closures, or those scheduled for the 2020-2021 school year.As a result, these reviews will be rescheduled for the 2021-2022 school year.â€œInstead of filling out NJQSAC paperwork, weâ€™d rather school districts focus on combating the challenges brought on by the pandemic, from conducting remote instruction to delivering food to students who normally receive free or reduced price school meals,” Chiaravalloti said in a statement.“The needs of our students should always come first.” Bayonne RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Previous articleNJCU kicking off $10M fundraising campaign to for new Guarini performing arts centerNext articleLabor union SEIU 32BJ endorses 5 Hudson County freeholders seeking re-election John Heinis By John Heinis – June 10, 2020 5:13 pm 0 Bayonne Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops TAGSAssembly Education Committeenew jersey assemblyNick Chiaravallotinjqsac SHARE BayonneEducationHobokenJersey CityKearnyNorth Bergen/GuttenbergPolitics & PolicySecaucusUnion CityWeehawkenWest HudsonWest New York Facebook Twitter
Summary of Job Duties:The Director will provide leadership for the multidisciplinaryteam of 11 research and Extension faculty and about 40 classifiedand non-classified staff, and hourly support staff. The Directorwill serve the Division as a recognized authority and spokespersonfor rice production, processing and marketing. The successfulcandidate will lead the faculty and staff in funding, building andmaintaining strong, multidisciplinary research and extensionprograms that address applied and basic research topics relevant toArkansas and mid-South rice industry needs.Provide leadership in planning, integrating, and implementing theresearch and Extension programs conducted at the RREC. Duties willinclude administrative and fiscal leadership for the RRECpersonnel, programs and physical resources; program planning,faculty development, and pursuit of extramural funding;coordination with other university programs, professional andgovernmental agencies, and industry groups. The successfulcandidate will be active in industry support groups including, butnot limited to the Arkansas Rice Research & Promotion Board,Rice Technical Working Group, Rice Industry Alliance, Arkansas FarmBureau, USA and Arkansas Rice Federation, and the AgriculturalCouncil of Arkansas. The Director will help establish research andextension priorities related to rice production, processing, andmarketing. The Director will also provide overall leadership forplanning and execution of the annual Rice Field Day.Qualifications:The candidate must have an earned Ph.D., orequivalent, in Agriculture or a closely related discipline, and asufficient record of professional accomplishments that wouldqualify for the rank of Professor. Demonstrated ability tocommunicate effectively and persuasively with both scientific andstakeholder audiences. The candidate’s record should demonstratethe administrative skills to lead a dynamic research and Extensionprogram, including the ability to collaborate and communicate withdiverse clientele. Demonstrated fiscal and personnel management,excellence in written and oral communication skills, ability toattract extramural funding, interest in providingmulti-disciplinary leadership and coordination of diverse researchinterests are preferred. Prior experience in the Land GrantUniversity System, including field research, laboratory research,and/or Extension education is desirable.Recruitment ContactInformation: Nathan Slaton, Assistant DirectorExperiment Station, [email protected] application materials must be uploaded to the University ofArkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS Please do not send to listed recruitmentcontact.
York Hospital’s three-year emergency medicine residency program provides training for individuals with medical degrees who want to work in the ER.They participated in WellSpan Health’s fourth annual emergency medical services (EMS) day Wednesday. During the nine-hour training day, the residents performed medical tasks of EMTs.
Make Some Music With Your Friends: Click To ShareAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEven though this city is a bustling hub of activity and business, everyone seems to slow down a bit when surrounded by the sound of music.The two-week outdoor Pianos For Peace art exhibit placed 29 different pianos around Atlanta, Georgia for its people to play.The gorgeously painted instruments serenaded about half a million visitors and residents during their time on display in September.WATCH: Listen To This Concrete Organ Played By The OceanOnce the pianos were finished with the display, they were donated to schools, hospitals, and nursing homes so the Pianos For Peace volunteers can make artistic education accessible to all.Malek Jandali, the German-born Syrian-American concert pianist, created the nonprofit as a means of building peace through music.“Through the volunteer service of dedicated artists, musicians, painters, filmmakers, students and more – Pianos for Peace transforms lives by bringing the soft power of music and the arts to those who need it most,” says the organization’s website. “Music unites people and by actively involving people in music, together we can make for a more peaceful community.”(WATCH the video below)
Related Elite triathlete Erin Storie (née Jones) was recently appointed to the USA Triathlon Board of Directors to serve as an Athlete Representative through the end of 2017.Erin Storie has competed as an elite triathlete since January 2013 and earned a bronze medal at the 2014 ITU Under-23 World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. She also represented the US at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.In addition to her racing career, Storie has served as a USA Triathlon volunteer as a representative on the Athlete Advisory Council (AAC).Prior to moving to Colorado Springs to become a resident athlete at the US Olympic Training Center (OTC) and finish her final two years of college as part of USA Triathlon’s Elite Triathlon Academy, Storie competed in cross country and track and field for Oregon State University where she earned PAC-12 Division I All-Academic Honorable Mention honors for three years.“We are pleased to welcome Erin Storie to the USA Triathlon Board of Directors,” said Barry Siff, USA Triathlon President. “As an elite athlete who has already made numerous contributions to the sport in her short career, we very much look forward to working with Erin and benefitting from her insight, leadership and passion for the sport.”USA Triathlon serves as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world.In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors at the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).www.usatriathlon.org