Merkel to meet Greek leader as tensions simmer

first_imgMonday 16 March 2015 9:28 pm Merkel to meet Greek leader as tensions simmer whatsapp Tags: Angela Merkel People whatsapp Express KCS Share Show Comments ▼ GERMAN chancellor Angela Merkel will welcome the Greek Prime Minister to Berlin on Monday in a bid to further talks amid growing antagonism between the two countries.Greece successfully repaid €580m (£413m) it owed to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday, but needs to pay another €350m to the IMF on Friday. Figures released yesterday by the Bank of Greece revealed the government ran a deficit of €684m over January and February after a decline in revenues of over €1bn compared with the same period last year.One of the country’s big­gest unions, Adedy, yesterday warned the left-wing government not to raid “sacred” social sec­urity and pension funds to help tide over the state finances. Greece will receive a further €7.2bn if it can have a set of reforms approved by its international creditors, but its relations with Ger­many are strained. Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis yesterday denied “giving the finger” to Germany during an old speech.“While the Eurozone thinks it has given Greece time to implement the necessary reforms to secure funding, the Greek government seems to think it has been given time to negotiate a new grand bargain with the Euro­zone,” said economist Christian Schulz from Berenberg Bank. “By using all sorts of pressure points on Germany, from war-time reparations via alleged involvements in corruption scandals of German politicians to geopolitical threats, the Tsipras govern­ment seems to be trying to force Germany into a U-turn.” Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTop 10 Fried Chicken Spots in the U.S.GayotAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

An emotional half-time team talk and thunderous reception standout moments from Ballyroan’s 2006 championship success

first_imgHome Sport GAA An emotional half-time team talk and thunderous reception standout moments from Ballyroan’s… SportGAAGaelic Football Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook News TAGS2006Alan BurnellBallyroanBallyroan GaelsDown Memory LaneGerry ScullyJohnny Irwin Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 8th June 2020 center_img Electric Picnic An emotional half-time team talk and thunderous reception standout moments from Ballyroan’s 2006 championship success WhatsApp The LaoisToday Podcast · Down Memory Lane with LaoisToday – Ballyroan go all the way in 2006SEE ALSO – Talking Sport Podcast: Paul Cahillane on Celtic, Portlaoise, Ireland, Laois and Roy Keane Previous articleOutdoor coffee and wood-fired pizza: Abbeyleix Manor Hotel delighted to launch new outdoor catering unitNext articleThe Mere Mortals on Baggot Inn, Feile and just missing out on the Commitments LaoisToday Reporter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Ballyroan Gaels lead out for the SFC final at O’Moore Park.Picture: Alf Harvey. There are some moments that will stay with players forever.For the Ballyroan Gaels team of 2006 that won the Laois senior football championship, having been 20/1 outsiders before the knockout stages, there was two incidents that really stood out.It was a season that saw them play five weekends on the trot, winning both quarter-final and semi-final after a replay.And it was after that quarter-final replay win over reigning champions Stradbally in Timahoe that really kick-started their momentum.On a wet evening in front of a big crowd and a cracking atmosphere, Ballyroan won 0-13 to 0-11. It was a far cry from their opening round group game where they’d lost to Clonaslee in Portarlington when the Leinster Express report noted how few people were in attendance.“We won and it was unexpected relatively,” said Gerry Scully, who scored three points from play that day.“We had a small crowd against St Manman’s. But that day Johnny Irwin the manager, he sent us to warm down in the rain and we were giving out about it.“But he probably didn’t want us going through the tight exit in Timahoe with Stradbally in case something happened.“We down and warmed down for 15 minutes in the rain. When we went to go off the pitch, all the Ballyroan supporters were waiting in the lashing rain to clap us in.“They appreciated that they’d seen a real trench warfare battle.”A week later they drew with Arles-Kilcruise before getting the better of them in the replay.Manager Johnny Irwin, who had soldiered with the club throughout the 1980s and 1990s, then produced another unforgettable moment for the players at half-time in the final against Arles-Killeen.With the game in the balance, he brought in a plaque to show the players with his 1992 medal hanging on it – and a number of empty hooks to signify the finals he’d lost.“Johnny Irwin took us on in 06,” added Scully in the recent LaoisToday Down Memory Lane podcast.“Only Johnny would have taken us on. Only a die hard would have taken us on. We were just hard to pin down. Johnny is a die hard Ballyroan man so he had faith in us. He always had faith in us.“At half time it was tight enough. Johnny came in with a plaque with six ringlets on it. There was five of the ringlets empty and one solitary medal hanging on it.“Him and his group of 92 boys they had lost five finals and won one. It was like the Joe Kernan moment,” added Scully in reference to what the Armagh manager had done in 2002 All Ireland final in which they beat Kerry.“It just really gave us a lift. I personally thought it was a great move. I really bought into it. I’ve 30 minutes now – I might never be here again.”It was a moment that also made a big impact on midfielder Alan Burnell, one of three starting players from Abbeyleix who made it a Gaels team.“One thing that sticks with me for all the years I played football was when Johnny Irwin pulled out the plaque with all the hangers on it with no medals on it. That was just phenomenal,” said Burnell.“When Johnny did that, I always had great time for Johnny, high up in my estimations. When he pulled that out, and I’m not an aggressive player, I would have run through a wall for him. That was just huge. I’ll never forget it.”Pat Ryan, who was part of Irwin’s management team, was also highly praised.“Pat had the boxing background and he was able to get into lads one on one, physically and psychologically and tell them what’s what,” said Scully.“That was huge for us because we needed to be told what’s what – and I’d nearly include myself in that. Sometimes you need to be told what we’re going to do and stick to it.”You can download and subscribe on the following Podcast platformsApple PodcastsSpotifyPodbean Twitter Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Agriculture Ministry Exploring Partnership to Boost Cocoa Industry

first_imgRelatedAgriculture Ministry Exploring Partnership to Boost Cocoa Industry Agriculture Ministry Exploring Partnership to Boost Cocoa Industry UncategorizedMay 24, 2008 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Agriculture is exploring means of partnering with the private sector for greater value-added opportunities for the cocoa industry, as it seeks to widen prospects for that product.This collaboration with the private sector is being examined as part of a joint study being conducted by the Cocoa Industry Board (CIB) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), State Minister for Agriculture, J.C. Hutchinson said, during his contribution to the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 21.He said the CIB also has plans to introduce new planting material in the form of budded plants, which are high-yielding and disease resistant. Solar drying of beans and modernization of processing facilities through mechanization of operations, would also be instituted this year resulting in significant savings, which would be passed on to the farmers in the form of improved farm gate prices, Mr. Hutchinson told the House.Since October of last year 21,000 seedlings have been distributed, up from the 14,000 seedlings distributed in the previous year.“This is indicating that there is renewed interest in the sector. At the same time, our nurseries now have 30,000 seedlings at different stages of growth to be ready for distribution starting this month,” he said.One of the major initiatives undertaken last year was the rehabilitation of the 83-acre Orange River cocoa farm, owned by the Ministry at a cost of $5 million.“Cocoa represents one of those crops which has tremendous export potential and which requires focused intervention to realize this growth. Jamaica’s fine-flavoured cocoa is among the highest quality in the world and fetches two times the price as competing cocoa on the world market,” Mr. Hutchinson said.He explained that the Ministry was striving to achieve production levels of 1,400 tonnes per annum, “which we were easily doing up to 1997.” For the crop year ending September 30, production was at 768 tonnes.center_img RelatedAgriculture Ministry Exploring Partnership to Boost Cocoa Industry RelatedAgriculture Ministry Exploring Partnership to Boost Cocoa Industrylast_img read more

Architect appointed for upgrades at Eastern Hills Senior High School

first_imgArchitect appointed for upgrades at Eastern Hills Senior High School ​Architects appointed for Eastern Hills Senior High School $2 million upgrades to cafeteria and specialist facilitiesCafeteria and specialist classrooms will provide a modern and spacious space for more than 900 studentsConstruction expected to start in August 2021Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has today announced that Parry and Rosenthal Architects have been selected to design the upgrades to the cafeteria and specialist classrooms at Eastern Hills Senior High School.  The upgraded facilities – worth $2 million – will be designed to accommodate students in modern and relaxing spaces as well as improving learning in specialist classrooms.  The cafeteria will include a refurbished interior and re-organisation of the original counter interface.Specialist classrooms will also receive upgrades to bring them up to a more modern standard.With the project progressing on schedule, construction is expected to start in August 2021 with completion anticipated for mid-2022.This project is part of the McGowan Government’s WA Recovery Plan.As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:“We’re committed to investing in facilities at WA public schools to ensure that students are learning in modern and welcoming environments.“There are close to 1,000 students enrolled at Eastern Hills Senior High School who will benefit from a fresh new cafeteria and upgraded food and technology classrooms.”As stated by Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw:“The architecturally-designed upgrade will bring a welcome refresh to the cafeteria and specialist classrooms at Eastern Hills Senior High School.“I look forward to seeing these facilities used by the community for years to come.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, community, Eastern, education, food, Government, Minister, project, school, space, students, Swan, Swan Hill, technology, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

New Railroad Across Tibet Conquers Permafrost Using Crushed Rocks

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Editor’s Note: Zhang will lead a panel of experts at the AGU annual meeting to discuss global permafrost and climate warming issues Dec. 13 at 9 a.m., room 2012, Moscone Convention Center West, San Francisco, Calif. Engineers constructing a new railroad across the vast, high-altitude Tibetan Plateau are using a surprisingly simple idea to fortify shifting frozen soils affected by climate warming, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder permafrost expert. “The Qinghai-Xizang railroad is the most ambitious construction project in a permafrost region since the Trans-Alaska Pipeline,” said CU-Boulder and National Snow and Ice Data Center researcher Tingjun Zhang. Zhang is working closely on the project with scientists at the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute in Lanzhou, China. “This is the first time engineers are primarily using crushed rock to insulate and fortify a structure against permafrost,” he said. Zhang will discuss the railroad project and the effects of widespread warming and thawing of frozen soils across the northern hemisphere at a press briefing in San Francisco Dec. 13 as part of the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting. He will lead a panel of permafrost and climate experts from universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. “If current observations are indicative of long-term trends, we can anticipate major changes in permafrost conditions during the next century,” Zhang said. “Permafrost is thawing in many regions, and it is significantly influencing landscapes and ecosystems.” One example is the Tibetan plateau, where the 695-mile Qinghai-Xizang railroad is due to be completed in 2007. More than 600 miles of track will be at altitudes of at least 13,000 feet above sea level, and 340 miles of track will lie across permafrost. Half of the permafrost area the tracks will cross is categorized as “high-temperature permafrost,” Zhang said, meaning that the frozen soil is only 1 or 2 degrees Celsius below freezing. “The permafrost presents a challenge, because the climate of the area is predicted to become warmer during the next 50 to 100 years, and construction and train activity on the surface can also create heat and cause melting,” Zhang said. “The shifting soils can ruin railroad tracks, roads and buildings. “In order to keep the track straight and the railroad foundation stable, engineers are using crushed rock to both insulate and cool the permafrost,” he said. Using on-site experiments and mathematical heat transfer modeling, engineers determined that a 2- to 3-foot layer of loose, medium sized rocks minimizes heat intake to the soil under railroad embankments during warmer months and promotes heat loss in winter. “The rock layer is so effective that it actually helps create a net cooling effect over time,” Zhang said. One experiment detailed in Zhang’s presentation for the AGU meeting showed the permafrost under a railroad embankment was actually colder after a year of crushed rock insulation. Though crushed rock permafrost insulation was first investigated as early as the 1960s, this is the first time a large-scale project is using the technique as one of its primary solutions, according to Zhang. The railroad also is using other means to cool and protect the soil, including shading, insulation and “passive heat pumps” comprised of piping that conducts heat from the ground and circulates cold air. “Crushed rock is the most cost-effective method,” Zhang said. “It’s mainly labor costs.” Zhang is a researcher at the National Snow and Ice Data Center and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, both of which are affiliated with CU-Boulder. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical geography from Lanzhou University in China. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in geophysics from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Zhang is currently the principal investigator on five frozen-ground research projects around the world, with funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the National Institute for Global Environmental Change at the U.S. Department of Energy. Published: Dec. 12, 2004 last_img read more

ODPEM Says Conditions Have Improved Significantly at Landfill

first_imgRelatedODPEM Says Conditions Have Improved Significantly at Landfill Advertisements RelatedODPEM Says Conditions Have Improved Significantly at Landfill FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Ronald Jackson, is expressing confidence that  smoke at the Riverton City Landfill will be contained within another two days. Speaking at the weekly Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, today (February  15), he said conditions are “significantly improved and continuing to get better.” Mr. Jackson explained that the operations are currently in phase two, which is a five-day operation that began at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday (February 12) , to address the remaining smoke nuisance, and to continue covering operations at the landfill. Phase one of the operations included extinguishing fires on the landfill within 72 hours, and bringing the smoke problem, which was affecting much of the greater portion of the Kingston Metropolitan Area and sections of St. Catherine, under some amount of control, he noted. “We met the 72 hour timeline, and there are all indications that the five-day timeline will be met,” the Director General told journalists. “We recognise and share with the general public that as we seek to bring this matter to an end, there will be periods of discomfort, certainly for members of the public within the immediate confines of the dump (Riverton, Calalloo Mews, Gregory Park, Waterford, Duhaney Park and sections of Pembroke Hall and the foot of Red Hills) and persons traversing those areas,” Mr. Jackson explained. This, he said, is primarily the result of the prevailing windy conditions. “It is significantly troubling late at night and early mornings, because water vapour particles tend to trap the smoke within that vicinity,” he noted. Emphasising the improvement in conditions, Mr. Jackson pointed out that when the fires started, the aerial extent of the problem ranged from Washington Boulevard to Constant Spring, New Kingston, and sections of Portmore. “Today, the problem really is now residing within the immediate confines of the dump, and that signals progress, and we will continue to apply the necessary resources required to bring this to an end,” the Director General said. “We have been on the site during the course of yesterday (and) today, and what we intend to do is carry out further covering operations. We recognise that there are persons who are affected, and we continue to recommend that they follow the health precautions, and utilise the help hotline,” he said. RelatedODPEM Says Conditions Have Improved Significantly at Landfill By Alphea Saunders, JIS Senior Reporter ODPEM Says Conditions Have Improved Significantly at Landfill EnvironmentFebruary 16, 2012last_img read more

LG Optimus L range passes 10M milestone

first_img ¿Cómo ha llegado LG al extremo de abandonar los móviles? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 DEC 2012 LG Electronics said it had sold more than 10 million of its Optimus L-Series smartphones, a milestone it said is “proof that customers want attractive smartphones with distinctive – not “me too” – styling”.After a prolonged period of losses for its mobile business, LG has recently seen profits from this operation, as it has finally begun to capitalise on growth in the smartphone space.In addition to the Optimus L range, which targets 3G markets, the company has also been aggressive in bringing LTE-enabled handsets to market.In August, it said that it had sold five million LTE smartphones globally, including one million in July alone – a rate that, if maintained, means it should be nearing the 10 million milestone.Announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress this year, the vendor said the L-Series line incorporates “timeless design with fine details that further differentiates LG’s mobile devices from the competition”.So far, four devices are available in this range: Optimus L3 (3.2-inch screen), Optimus L5 (4-inch, pictured), Optimus L7 (4.3-inch) and Optimus L9 (4.7-inch). They are available in more than 50 markets worldwide. Previous ArticleST-Ericsson facing uncertain futureNext ArticleApple, Google team up for Kodak patent bid – report Author Related KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Home LG Optimus L range passes 10M milestonecenter_img Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more LGOptimus Steve Costello Español LG abandona el negocio de telefonía móvil Tags last_img read more

Steyn, Specman start for Cheetahs

first_img‘  2530  201 Shop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Frans Steyn during Cheetahs training ‘ Post by SA Rugby magazine Coach Hawies Fourie has included Frans Steyn and Rosko Specman in the Cheetahs’ starting lineup for Saturday’s pre-season warm-up against Griquas in Kimberley.The match between the two sides is in preparation for the upcoming local competitions, Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked and the Currie Cup, which is set to kick-off on 10 October.The last time the Cheetahs were in action was in a PRO14 clash against the Dragons on 29 February.Clayton Blommetjies, Malcolm Jaer and Specman form a back three, while Steyn will partner outside centre Benhard Janse van Rensburg in midfield.Tian Schoeman and Ruan Pienaar form the halfback axis.The loose trio consists of No 8 Jasper Wiese and flanks Junior Pokomela and Andisa Ntsila.Locks Walt Steenkamp and Carl Wegner will resume their second row partnership, while the front row see props Luan de Bruin and Charles Marais scrum down on either side of hooker Reinach Venter.Oupa Mohoje, William Small-Smith and Craig Barry are all part of the Cheetahs’ 15-man bench.The match kicks off at 10:30 and due to Covid-19 regulations, no supporters will be allowed inside the stadium.The Cheetahs will play a second warm-up match against Griquas in Bloemfontein next Friday.Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Charles Marais.Subs: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Boan Venter, 18 Erich de Jager, 19, JP du Preez, 20 Oupa Mohoje, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Chris Smit, 23 William Small-Smith, 24 Aidon Davis, 25 Ruben de Haas, 26 Carel-Jan Coetzee, 27 Craig Barry, 28 Adriaan Carelse, 29 Chris Massyn, 30 George Cronje.GRAPHIC: Springbok Showdown draft squad ‘ Steyn, Specman start for Cheetahscenter_img Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on September 25, 2020 Posted in Cheetahs, Currie Cup, News, Super Rugby, Top headlines Tagged Cheetahs, Frans Steyn, NEWS, rosko specman ‘ ‘ BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA 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|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Third Round of Applications for Master Scholarships at Film Institute – Film Academy Ohrid!

first_img Deadline: 31 August 2017Open to: undergraduate students from any major, coming from EU member states or the Balkan regionScholarship: 1 scholarship for Directing department, few places left in other departmentsDescriptionFIOFA is a new film academy, situated in Ohrid. It continues in the long tradition of the Prague Film and TV School (FAMU), the fifth oldest film school in the world. FAMU’s graduates include many influential filmmakers and screenwriters, many known within international context as Oscar winners or laureates of international film festivals.Film Institute – Film Academy Ohrid has opened a Call for is third round of scholarship applications. The Film Institute is pleased to announce that is opening its third round of applications and is offering the following scholarships per department for master programs of:Screenwriting;Creative Producing;Directing (only 1 place left);Cinematography;Post Production: Picture & Sound.Find a student testimonial below on the wonderful experience of being part of the FIOFA’s directing department. “My name is Jake Ramsay. I just finished my first year as a student of FIOFA’s directing department. I’m from the U.S., where I worked for years as an independent filmmaker and production assistant in New York City. When I heard about FIOFA I was immediately interested, due to its connection with FAMU, Prague (the top ranked film school in Europe, according to Hollywood Reporter). I was skeptical whether FIOFA would truly be the same caliber film program as FAMU, but I was proven wrong. FIOFA’s faculty consist 100% of FAMU professors— all top industry professionals— who alternate time between Macedonia and the Czech Republic. I’m constantly awed and inspired by the people and natural beauty of Ohrid, as well as the influx of tourists from all over the world. The best part about FIOFA is the diversity of people, brought together by their passion making good films. On my most recent FIFOA produced film, LOOKING AWAY, I was an American director working with an Indian producer, a Turkish cinematographer, a Czech editor and a Macedonian as screenwriter, VFX editor and set designer. Collaborating with colleagues from different parts of the world is challenging, but ultimately the most rewarding experience, which brings about truly unique work. The philosophy of FIOFA’s directing department is to provide an environment in which directors can find their individual style and their own distinctive voice. This means support and guidance from the professors, but also creative freedom to tell the stories that are important to us. For me FIOFA is the ultimate master’s program.” – Jake Ramsey, New YorkFind more about FIOFA equipment on the following link.EligibilityUndergraduate students from any major, coming from EU member states or the Balkan region are eligible to apply.ScholarshipThe tuition fee of 9,000 EUR is covered by the Ministry of Education & Science.How to apply?The application period will be open from 1 August 2017!Find the application form and the department requirements on the following link.Please find the detailed application procedure and the official contact persons for each step here.The official contact person is FIOFA Communication Officer Arin Agich, who can be reached at [email protected] and +389 70 497 792.For further information and application requirements visit FIOFA official webpage, the official Facebook page or the Instagram profile. GCRF Networking Grants for International Applicants in UK → ← United Nations Volunteering Opportunity for Youth 2017 Tweet Film Fellowship on Climate Change Share 0 +1 Reddit Similar Stories center_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Third Round of Applications for Master Scholarships at Film Institute – Film Academy Ohrid! Pocket VGIK International Summer School for Filmmakers in Russia LinkedIn 0 Third Round of Applications for Master Scholarships at Film Institute – Film Academy Ohrid! July 20, 2017 Published by emaj last_img read more

NPD: Overall sales up 2% for October

first_img“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.last_img read more