InXile Entertainment opens New Orleans studio

first_imgInXile Entertainment opens New Orleans studio”Allows us to tap into the East Coast talent pool,” says Brian Fargo Rachel WeberSenior EditorWednesday 21st October 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareInXile Entertainment is opening a new studio in New Orleans, and creating 50 new direct jobs (over five years) in the process.”Opening an office in Louisiana made a lot of sense considering they have the strongest incentive program in the US and allows us to tap into the East Coast talent pool,” company founder Brian Fargo told GamesIndustry.bizOverall the new office will create 110 new jobs in Louisiana’s Southeast Region according to Louisiana Economic Development, comprised of the 50 new direct jobs (with an average annual salary of $75,000, plus benefits) and 64 indirect jobs.Talks about the location of the new office with LED and GNO Inc. started in June 2015. An incentive package that includes the services of the LED FastStart job-training program is in place and the state also offers a Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive. InXile Entertainment will also receive support from a combined $10,000 in relocation expenses from GNO Inc. and the New Orleans Business Alliance, or NOLABA.“We are proud to welcome InXile Entertainment to New Orleans. Digital media has become a major growth industry for our local economy, and that is why we are seeing companies like InXile choose to do business here,” added New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.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 InXile Entertainment’s current projects include Torment: Tides of Numenera and Wasteland 2 and the company has made impressive use of Kickstarter campaigns to support its games. “We are very excited to be opening InXile’s first satellite office in the state of Louisiana. The people here have an amazing energy and friendly way that can only be understood when you visit. We’re proud to be part of the first wave of companies that will help establish Louisiana as the next major high-tech center,” said Fargo. “Every year, colleges and universities in Louisiana graduate qualified candidates that would love nothing more than to work in the games industry. We are proud to be a part of a movement to keep those talented people in Louisiana.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesAdopt Me developers unveil new studio, Uplift GamesTeam behind hit Roblox game has grown to over 40 employeesBy Danielle Partis 15 hours agoDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 19 hours agoLatest comments (1)Carson Taylor Junior Project Manager, Electronic Arts5 years ago I mean, New Orleans is over 500 miles from the East Coast if they’re trying to tap into that talent pool. I’m sure they meant the Gulf Coast. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Victories for net metering in Nevada and Colorado

first_imgVictories for net metering in Nevada and ColoradoRegulators in the U.S. state of Nevada have extended net metering for new solar customers until the end of 2015, despite a cap being reached. Also, Colorado has ruled that it will not modify its net metering program. August 26, 2015 Christian Roselund Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share Today the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has issued a ruling that may save the state’s rooftop solar industry from collapse. By approving a draft order filed yesterday afternoon by Commissioner David Noble, PUCN has ruled that potential solar customers will be allowed to participate under the same rules as the state’s existing net metering program until December 31. This is despite a cap of 235 MW being hit on August 20 in the service area of the state’s main electric utility, NV Energy, which had temporarily ended the program. In the last week the state’s residential solar industry has ground to a halt, and residential installer Vivint Solar has canceled an expansion into Nevada. News of the extension was welcomed by solar advocates. “We applaud the PUCN’s interim solution, and look forward to a final long-term outcome that protects customer choice for Nevadans and continues Nevada’s role as a solar energy leader,” stated Vote Solar Interior West Regional Director Jessica Scott. This move by PUCN echoes a proposal less than one week prior by the state’s ratepayer advocate, who called for the net metering cap to be extended until the end of the year. This position by the Bureau of Consumer Protection sharply contradicts utility claims that net metering must be stopped in order to protect utility customers. PUCN staff have also acknowledged that net metering has little to no impact on other ratepayers, and a Commission study found that net metering represents a benefit to all customers. But while net metering is technically preserved for the rest of 2015, PUCN has been clear that it has the right to modify the program as it sees fit. This can include potentially changing the length of time which PV system owners may participate in the program from a current 20 years. PUCN has scheduled hearings on November 18 through 20 to further examine the details of net metering for new and existing customers, including “grandfathering” of systems into original contract lengths. The agency also plans to establish a new policy for 2016 by the end of the year. Also today, Colorado regulators have decided to close a proceeding under which they were examining costs and benefits of net metering, and to take no action to modify the policy. The docket was originally opened in response to concerns by Public Service Company of Colorado, who alleged that net metering was causing a “cost-shift” to customers who did not install solar. In more than one year of proceedings, The Colorado Public Utility Commission did not find compelling evidence that any significant cost shift was occurring. This is consistent with the findings of most other states who have examined net metering policies. “They’ve learned a considerable amount about the issues here, but the challenge is that they are not sure about the best methodology to deal with this in the future,” notes EQ Research Senior Rates & Research Analyst Kelly Crandall.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. 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What Financial Year India should follow?

first_imgAs part of the British inheritance, for about 150 years, India follows April-March as the fiscal year. But about 156 countries in the world follow our standard calendar (Jan-Dec) year as their fiscal year. World Bank and IMF even follow the same. Does India have an advantage over these countries by using April-March as a fiscal year? Or does it needs to be changed to a standard calendar? Let’s look at why India still follows the inherited custom of the fiscal year from the British.In India, April 1 is considered the New Year based on the Hindu religion. Since most of India’s people follow the same, they followed the same religion for a fiscal year.India’s income mainly lies upon the crops harvested in the February-March period.India celebrates many festivals as part of their culture. The income from these festivals will consider in the financial year, which leads to the usage of the April- March calendar.Most of the companies in India follows the same calendar for the financial year as the government. Apart from India, Canada, the United Kingdom (UK), New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Japan also follows the same calendar.Changing our financial year to Jan-Dec have so many advantages.India gets aligned to all the developed countries based on the fiscal year.Most of India’s foreign countries follow both the calendars from India and their parent country’s. So changing India’s fiscal year to calendar year may help them to concentrate only on one calendar.A reliable data of agriculture can be included since the budget will be in November.Even though these all are good to the Indian economy, there are some demerits too.A sudden change in the financial year can affect the country economically.GST may get roll-outThe year of assessing tax changes.The time of budget changesParliament meeting time changes.In conclusion, shifting the financial year to Jan- Dec will be much better than what we have now in India. We don’t need to follow everything that the British left with us. We should start thinking again about this and should come up with a better solution.last_img read more

West New York officials unite to prepare town for first blizzard…

first_img Sal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR January 26, 2015 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm Bayonne Various West New York officials, including Superintendent of Schools John Fauta and Housing Authority Executive Director Robert DiVincent, spoke with Hudson County View about making sure the town is ready to deal with first major blizzard of the winter season.[fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akcM91Ll3UY&feature=youtu.be[/fve]Mayor Felix Roque,Fauta, Department of Public Works Commissioner Gabriel Rodriguez, Department of Revenue and Finance Commissioner Fior’D Aliza Frias, Commissioner of Parks and Public Property Count Wiley and DiVincent spoke with Hudson County View in the midst of a huge town meeting where employees gathered to discuss storm preparedness.“In terms of DPW, we’ve already have close to two tons of salt [and] we’re currently receiving another two tons,” said Gabriel Rodriguez, the West New York commissioner of the Department of Public Works.Roque later assured residents that meter and street sweeper parking would not be in effect during the blizzard. Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say January 27, 2015 7:00 am at 7:00 am TAGScount wileyfelix roquegabriel rodriguezjohn fautarobert divincent SHARE January 26, 2015 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm Truth Lies Within Facebook Twitter While your enthusiasm is admirable, you greatly underestimate Silvio. Even the Scarinci/Menendez camp couldn”t bully him around because the amount of dirt he has on Felix and co. is almost unimaginable. He may be one of the dirtiest players in the county, but he’s no dummy. He’s put himself in a position where he can’t fail. And some blizzard we had lol Little Tony Previous articleCorrections officers upset sheriff’s officers given warming center security detailNext articleCity of Hoboken imposing vehicular travel ban as of 9 p.m. due to blizzard John Heinis Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus January 27, 2015 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm Crime Special WNY meeting to appoint Cosmo Cirillo commissioner rescheduled | Hudson County View I though Wiley was running against Roque! If Roque is doing such a good job then why run against him? papajohn Vilenaduo January 26, 2015 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm West New York officials unite to prepare town for first blizzard of the season You may be right. But when his wife receives the photos…even the big boys wont be able to help him escape her wrath. Downright Disgusting. This also leaves the option of him being a “dummy” open for discussion. You see, it is he… who underestimates others. NewsWest New York More importantly where is the person who runs the DPW garage, who is supposed to be supervising the operation? He was not even in attendance at the the mandatory emergency management meeting. With all the changes in wny … One can only hope that the decision to finally remove the root of all evil from the administration, strip him and his wife of their pay, benefits and pension will be made shortly. Here’s an idea… Put someone in charge who can lead, knows how to run the operation and most importantly …. IS CERTIFIED. If they want us to believe that they are serious about the transformation of government in wny …. Then prove it.Maybe then we can start taking you seriously. But for the DPW superintendent to not even show up at the meeting already tells me what will continue to happen. And it continues to be U N A C C E P T A B L E! Ex-North Bergen DPW supervisor loses appeal to overturn corruption conviction It’s a shame Wiley just doesn’t get it! Roque is playing him Vilenaduo January 27, 2015 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm Truth: You are correct on both fronts….. that was some blizzard LOL But we cant fault the meteorologists for trying. As for the superintendent, it does seems he has nine lives…. 8 of them which have been exhausted. So like the others, I wait for the day of reckoning impatiently. Comments are closed. News Some of the top Corrupt on camera. Felix Roque enjoy your last days. January 27, 2015 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm 8 COMMENTS By John Heinis – January 26, 2015 4:59 pm 8 SilviosChica January 27, 2015 11:35 am at 11:35 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter […] the snowfall ended up being quite modest, nothing near the historic blizzard that the town was prepping for, the meeting was formally moved yesterday as a precautionary […]last_img read more

Visiting Professor in Biomedical Engineering

first_imgThe University of Vermont (UVM) seeks outstanding candidates fora Visiting Teaching Professor position in the area of biomedicalengineering. Successful candidates are expected to hold a graduatedegree in biomedical engineering or a related field and to be ableto offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in any ofthe following areas: biomaterials; biofluidics; transport; heattransfer; cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering; systemsphysiology; biomechanics. Exceptional candidates with expertise inother areas of biomedical engineering will also be considered. Theanticipated start date is in advance of the Fall 2021 semester.UVM’s ABET-accredited Biomedical Engineering Program valuesteaching highly and prides itself on its hands-on and flexiblecurriculum. Each year of the curriculum has a design component, andthe Core courses are intradisciplinary and incorporate projectsand/or labs. Thus, the successful candidate is encouraged toincorporate problem-based learning, projects, and/or labs intotheir classes. The successful candidate is expected to offer oneundergraduate and one graduate course per semester, leavingopportunities for the hire to further develop their own scholarlyinterests; be they related to their technical specialty or toengineering education. For example, the successful candidate maypursue research and curricular activities that involve theUniversity’s co-located Larner College of Medicine or Center forBiomedical Innovation, or capitalize on the program’s currentstrengths in biomaterials, biomechanics, brain-computer interfaces,and digital health.The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, about 90 milessouth of Montreal. Burlington is often rated as the best small cityin America for quality of living, and it features year-roundoutdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has apopulation of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic settingon Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and GreenMountains.The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other categorylegally protected by federal or state law.The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidateswho can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of theacademic community through their teaching, service and research,scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposefulcommunity seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders ina diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermontcommunity embrace and advance the values we call Our CommonGround: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity,Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstratea strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness,and academic excellence. To that end, candidates must provide adiversity impact statement as part of the application detailing howthey will further the diversity of the unit through their teachingand service at the University.Application materials (four documents) must be submitted onlineat http://www.uvmjobs.com,position number 00025490: (1) cover letter with names andcontact information for at least three references (these must alsobe entered into the online application system), at least one ofwhich should comment on teaching ability or promise; (2) currentcurriculum vitae identifying specific areas of expertise; (3) astatement of teaching philosophy and interests; and (4) a diversityimpact statement.Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Ryan McGinnis, chair of thesearch committee, at [email protected] Applications should besubmitted by May 15, 2021 to ensure full consideration.last_img read more

RK Gorenje Velenje lost race for the title in Slovenia?

first_imgRelated Items: Click to comment 1RK CELJE PIVOVARNA LAŠKO87102622154753 STANDINGS 4RD RIKO RIBNICA7313193192143 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsTwo matches until the end of Championship, it looks that RK Celje Pivovarna Laško won the race for the title ahead of RK Gorenje Velenje. The vice-champions lost surprisingly last away match in Loka 24:16 and now staying four points behind the biggest rivals from Celje.That means Celje need only a points in last two matches of the season to ensure the new title in Slovenia.CELJE PIVOVARNA LAŠKO : KOPER 2013 37:32 (17:15)Janc 8, Mačkovšek, Mlakar 5; Gorela 8, Vlah 4.URBANSCAPE LOKA : GORENJE VELENJE 24:16 (19:13)Kavčič, Jesenko  4; Golčar 5, Mitrović, Brumen 3.SaturdayKRKA : RIKO RIBNICA 6MRK KRKA7016184226-4229center_img Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmail 5RD URBANSCAPE LOKA8305193208-1535 3RD KOPER 20138224208216-844 2RK GORENJE VELENJE85122121951749last_img read more

24 March Fisheries Council

first_imgMINISTERS failed to agree on a Commission proposal to set EU import quotas for cod, herring, tuna, squid and shrimp. Large quantities of these fish are shipped into the Union every year for processing and canning. Two main objections were raised during the discussion. Several ministers protested that the proposed quotas for herring and tuna were too low, and France said it could not accept a proposed increase in the import quota for tropical shrimp from Thailand to 6,000 tonnes. France has traditionally obtained its supplies of tropical shrimp from the French overseas territory of Guyana.FISHERIES Commissioner Emma Bonino took note of the ministers’ objections and said the Commission would put together a separate proposal on tropical shrimp imports between now and the next ministerial meeting. Meanwhile, discussions on herring and tuna imports will continue at committee level.MINISTERS reached political agreement on a proposal to extend the system of Total Allowable Catches (TACs) to include certain species of North Sea fish, though Belgium still has reservations about some technical aspects of the plan. The species in question are megrim, angler fish, turbot, skate, ray, dab, flounder and lemon sole. If ministers adopt the proposal as planned in June, annual TACs for these fish will be set every year in December, with the first set of TACs based on previous catch results.last_img read more

28 September Agriculture Council

first_imgDURING an initial discussion on Fischler’s proposed wine sector reforms, the anticipated split between producer and non-producer countries emerged, with the latter raising objections to the additional 250 million ecu per year which the changes would cost. However, there was broad agreement on the direction of the reforms, which aim to curb overproduction while increasing output of quality wine.FURTHER divisions emerged during a discussion on Commission proposals to improve welfare standards for laying hens. Belgium, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal all voiced reservations about the plan to establish minimum cage sizes, saying this would make EU-produced eggs uncompetitive with those from eastern Europe.last_img

St. Jeromes Laneway Festival Acts to Include The National, Deerhunter, Sigur Rós, Phosphorescent, Youth Lagoon + More

first_imgSt. Jeromes Laneway Festival is to take place Saturday, September 14 at Meadow Brook Music Festival. Laneway Festival’s envelopes Meadow Brook’s grassy green area on the campus of Oakland University. Two main stages and a third stage will be built on grounds; the Meadow Brook amphitheater stage will serve as the festival’s fourth stage. There is plenty of space that will be dedicated to showcasing local markets, culinary heroes and locally brewed specialties.The lineup is to include: The National, Deerhunter, Sigur Rós, Phosphorescent, Youth Lagoon, Icona Pop, The Dismemberment Plan, AlunaGeorge, Solange, Savages, Haerts, Charli XCX, CHVRCHES, Run the Jewels,  Frightened Rabbit, Washed Out, Flume,  My Brightest Diamond , Warpaintand Chet Faker. Advanced tickets cost $79.50 and will be available on May 18 with Early Bird available for $64.50 per ticket.Lineup Announcement:last_img read more

Daniel Suarez coming into his own as Monster Energy Series rookie

first_imgBROOKLYN, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway has already been the site of a historic first for Daniel Suarez, who launched to his breakthrough NASCAR XFINITY Series victory here just a year ago.Back in the Great Lakes State, the ground seems fertile with potential for another landmark victory. Suarez has since made the jump to his rookie year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, which has enjoyed a flurry of first-time winners with more than half the season still to run.Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Austin Dillon and last week’s first-timer, Ryan Blaney, are the newest drivers on the list. Is Suarez next? Friday at Michigan, he said he’s getting closer to the neighborhood.“Seeing all these kind of victories always gives you like an extra boost to keep working and keep digging because already Ryan and I, we’ve been racing together for a long time since the K&N days,” Suarez said Friday, ahead of Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (3 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM). “Austin, obviously we’ve been racing for a while in the XFINITY Series, and it’s very cool to see this new generation of drivers being successful in NASCAR. I was very, very happy for Ryan last week — that was an incredible race and incredible win.“Overall, I feel like we have to keep working on ourselves. We have to keep working on the race team. I feel like, like I said, we’re getting better, but it’s not easy. It’s not easy to win races in the Cup Series. It’s not easy at all. You have to get there and then one day put everything together to get that win. I feel like now, we are getting more comfortable running in the top 10. We have to keep working to make that top 10, be a top five and after that I feel like we can have a shot every weekend. Once you start running in the top five, you can be a contender.”The gains have been modest thus far for the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota camp. In the past four races, he has a seventh place (Kansas) and a career-best sixth (Dover) to show for his improvement.That development has come even as the No. 19 team has undergone transition, announcing an indefinite personal leave for crew chief Dave Rogers on March 29. Scott Graves — who helped guide Suarez to the XFINITY Series championship last season — has filled in as an interim replacement, atop the pit box for a premier-series team for the first time since 2013.Suarez said he’s strengthened his communication with Graves in the nine races since the change, but also expressed his best wishes for Rogers’ speedy return.“Scott has been doing great, just as I was expecting,” Suarez said. “He’s a great guy outside the race track. We get along very well and he’s a very smart person. The only thing that he needed was some time and to gain some experience at the Cup level as a crew chief, so I feel like he’s been great. I feel like we are getting better every weekend and we had a little hard time last weekend in Pocono, but, you know, that happens to every single race team out there, so I feel like overall we have learned a lot together and we’re moving in the right direction.“About Dave Rogers, I just hope that he comes back soon to Joe Gibbs Racing to be a part of the family. He’s a great person as well, a great crew chief with a lot of experience and I hope he comes back because the last time I heard from him he was doing much better and things are getting better, so I wouldn’t be surprised if maybe he’ll come back to do something at the race team one day.”last_img read more