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News / More Asia-North Europe extra loaders weigh anchor as cargo backs up

first_imgBy Mike Wackett 26/04/2021 Notwithstanding Covid skewing comparison, OOCL’s huge 24% year-on-year volume growth in Q1, revealed in its operational results on Friday, is still likely to be ahead of most of its rivals.And the Cosco Shipping subsidiary recorded an above-industry par 7.3% growth in its liftings for 2020, evidence of its aggressive market share aspirations.Exporters from Asia are facing weeks of delay in shipping their goods, at any price, but OOCL and some of its peers are adding capacity and piling on extra loaders to accommodate the demand.THE Alliance member HMM alone has deployed more than 20 extra sailings since last August, mainly to the US, to ease the backlog of cargo for major compatriot customers like Samsung and LG.The South Korean carrier also is loading a second extra sailing to North Europe, outside of THE Alliance, from Busan this week.However, some carriers are keen to “keep a lid” on extra loader capacity, preferring a more cautious approach to supply and demand, instead focusing on recovering their network schedules following the Suez disruption.An abundance of cargo on the spot market, at freight rates at least five times higher than a year ago, guarantees voyage profits for standalone services, even for panamax-size ships and smaller, that would have been impossible a year ago.The newest entrant into the lucrative Asia-North Europe market, where shippers are being offered very limited space by carriers at up to $14,000 per 40ft, is Chinese domestic carrier CULines.It took on round-trip charters on two small ships from China to North Europe last week and seems to have garnered the support of Dusseldorf-based XSTAFF, an international purchasing association, formed by the Swiss COOP group and Belgium Colruyt group five years ago, which was expanded in 2019 by the membership of Spanish fashion giants Mango and Tendam.XSTAFF partnered with CULines on its maiden voyage to North Europe in February, operated by the 2,702 teu Laila, but confirmed to The Loadstar it was just a customer of the carrier.A spokesman told The Loadstar that, while it was “the driving force and initiator” of the first trip, subsequently it had not had any operational or financial involvement in the service.“We are grateful for this possibility of shipping and will certainly use this option in the future,” said XSTAFF chairman Bodo Knop. “However, XSTAFF does not assume any operational activities or act as an operator.”The Loadstar understands CULines is actively marketing further sailings in May and June from China to North Europe, having secured base cargo support from XSTAFF and other shippers.Meanwhile, forwarders, such as DSV and Geodis have fixed one-off charters from Asia to North Europe to mitigate some of the impact of the capacity crunch on the route, as well as to fire a warning shot across the bows of the major carriers to help ensure they respect their contracts.However, open tonnage in Asia is now almost impossible to find, so the DIY option for the big forwarders is now virtually closed off.By comparison, CULines has access to the Chinese domestic fleet charter market that, hitherto, has seldom appeared on the radar of the traditional containership brokers.In addition to CULines, the abundance of cargo and sky-high rates is sure to attract new entrepreneurs to the liner market – providing they can find open ships and equipment.last_img read more

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Moncton kombucha brewery gets funding boost

first_imgMoncton kombucha brewery gets funding boost From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities AgencyALIVE Kombucha will use organic ingredients when it launches into productionCanada’s food and beverage industry was hit hard by COVID-19. The Government of Canada has taken significant action to help the industry recover and is working closely with food producers and organizations to help them sustain and create jobs.ALIVE Kombucha receives investmentThe Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, the Honourable Margaret Johnson, New Brunswick Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, along with ALIVE Kombucha officials today announced a joint investment of more than $373,000 to establish a 5,000 square foot commercial size Kombucha brewery in Moncton. MP Petitpas Taylor made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages.The funding will support renovations to an existing building and the purchase of advanced manufacturing equipment. The project is made possible with assistance from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP), a cost-shared investment between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Province of New Brunswick.Today’s announcement demonstrates the federal and provincial governments’ commitment to support the Canadian food and beverage industry. Investments like this one will help ensure there are food sector jobs for Canadians to go back to when the country recovers from the pandemic.Quotes“The food sector is an essential industry in Atlantic Canada. That is why we are helping food and beverage-based businesses scale-up and offer more jobs to ensure that our food sector plays a major role in Canada’s economic recovery.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA“While COVID-19 has posed challenges for the agriculture and agri-food sector, it’s more important than ever to ensure that farmers and processors are supported. Through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, we’re helping businesses like ALIVE Kombucha take advantage of opportunities to diversify, expand production, and make use of innovative and clean technologies, which will have an economic ripple effect for their whole region.”– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food“This support from the federal government will help ALIVE Kombucha innovate and create new business opportunities to sustain and invigorate this vital sector, which will support the local economy and help the wider industry compete globally.”– The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe“The development, growth and sustainability of the local food and beverages sectors is central to the continued strengthening of New Brunswick’s food system. There is a growing interest for locally produced food and beverages, and supporting local companies is crucial to the New Brunswick economy.”– The Honourable Margaret Johnson, New Brunswick Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries“Here at Alive Kombucha we brew our kombucha using solar energy, so that we can provide you with a healthy drink that doesn’t negatively affect our planet. Our 40 megawatts solar energy production is certified by The Smart Energy Company, saving 30.7 acres of forest annually and preventing 26.5 tones of Co2, while producing our great tasting kombucha. Our products are made from a minimum of 97% organic ingredients and is certified by the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation.”– Louis Leith, Owner, ALIVE KombuchaQuick factsThe Government of Canada, through ACOA, is providing a repayable contribution of $201,710 to MCP Network Ltd, while $100,000 is being invested through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a cost-shared investment between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Province of New Brunswick.Opportunities New Brunswick is also investing $72,000 towards the project.The company is contributing more than $1.7 million towards the establishment of the brewery. ALIVE Kombucha is MCP Network Ltd’s operating name.The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year (2018-2023), $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. This investment is cost-shared on a 60:40 basis and delivered by provinces and territories to ensure programs are tailored to meet regional needs.ACOA’s contribution is provided through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation. /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:advanced manufacturing, Agriculture, building, Canada, community, covid-19, Economic Development, federal government, Fisheries, Government, innovation, Investment, parliament, production, sustainability, sustainablelast_img read more

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Nokia’s 925: More of the same

first_imgHomeBlog Nokia’s 925: More of the same AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 MAY 2013 When it comes to smartphones, there is only one device that really catches the attention: the “hero”. Not only can a successful product generate massive volumes of its own, but it can create a “halo” effect over lesser siblings, driving sales across the board.But, unsurprisingly, this market is tough. Vendors need new hardware and software tricks up their sleeves to stand out from the competition, and the pace of innovation is fast.So far this year, we have seen the launch of Sony Mobile’s Xperia Z, BlackBerry’s Z10 (and Q10), HTC’s One, and Samsung’s Galaxy S4. And now it is Nokia’s turn, with Lumia 925.The company is pinning its hope on the device’s new svelte design and aluminium detailing. In some ways this is timely: Samsung has been on the receiving end of criticism over the “plasticy” feel of its premium devices, and a high-quality design is undoubtedly one way to stand out from the crowd.But otherwise, Lumia 925 is uninspiring. Line up its feature list alongside that of the now nine-month old Lumia 920, and the word that springs to mind is “incremental”. The device does not really raise the bar for Nokia itself, let alone provide a wow factor over what is available from its competitors.Nokia has refreshed and broadened its Lumia product line significantly in the past few months. For all the kudos of the flagships, the launch of Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress earlier this year was just as important (if not more so), as it means the company is now offering a set of fresh smartphones at various price points.Likewise, the announcement that it is planning to offer TD-SCDMA (China Mobile) versions of these smartphones is probably more important than the launch of the Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless in the US.China has long been a critical market for Nokia, but its volumes there have been slipping. The US, in contrast, has not been an important market for Nokia in recent history, which makes its efforts to focus on this market with its early Lumia launches seem misguided.Looking at Nokia’s recent performance, there are some positive signs. The company’s Q1 Lumia shipments of 5.6 million is a high for the company, and it has forecast further growth into Q2.This will mark four consecutive quarters of growth,  after something of a false start early in 2012 which was brought to an end when Windows Phone 8 was announced in Q2, making Nokia’s existing WP7.5-powered portfolio instantly look old-hat.And, anecdotally, I see more and more Lumia devices on the tube on my way to work.But to put this positive news into context, it was only at the end of last year that Nokia’s Windows Phone portfolio began outselling its Symbian devices, with the legacy portfolio having not seen a device launch since the 808 PureView in February 2012.The real challenge Nokia faces is that there is no more low-hanging fruit in the smartphone market. When the iPhone was launched, it offered an unmatched user experience for premium device users, providing Apple with a large, underserved market to tap. And when Android came onto the scene, there was an opportunity for a mass-market counterpart to iOS, a role which the aging Symbian OS was unable to fill.Both of these platforms were therefore able to build up a head of steam at a point when the market was devoid of serious competitors, enabling the creation of a devices, content, apps and services ecosystem which is now almost impossible to rival from a standing start.Potential Lumia 925 buyers will already be smartphone owners, and probably even on their third or fourth Android or iOS device. In many cases, these consumers will have invested in content and apps for their chosen smartphone, increasing the amount of friction should they change to a new platform.And that is without mentioning Samsung’s Galaxy S4. Or Note 2. Or HTC’s One. Or the iPhone 5. Or Sony Mobile’s Xperia Z. There is plenty of top-notch hardware out there, which has the advantage of being coupled with a “proven quantity” operating system.Nokia’s previous Windows Phone devices have, by-and-large, been well reviewed. The Windows Phone platform also has a lot going for it, especially now that there is a growing feeling that Apple’s iOS has lost some of its lustre – the inevitable fate for any platform once it has been in the market for a period of time.But the challenge Nokia faces is in luring customers away from their existing smartphones, to Lumia. And if this wasn’t happening yesterday, there is little in the Lumia 925 that means it will happen today.The editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author(s) and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members 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 Blog: What is next for Nokia in China? Steve Costello Previous ArticleNokia unveils latest Lumia flagshipNext ArticlePayPal touts new Android SDK Relatedcenter_img Blog: Why Dish could break new ground for public cloud and open RAN Author 925LumiaNokiaWindows Phone Blog Tags Blog: Pekka pulls no punches on Nokia progresslast_img read more

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Monday Scramble: Phil wraps up year Tiger hasn’t yet begun

first_imgBrendan Steele snaps a five-year drought, Phil Mickelson takes a break, Se Ri Pak says goodbye, Johnny questions Tiger’s health and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble: Apologies for the reminder, but the golf world was supposed to be buzzing today, the aftershocks of Tiger Woods’ first competitive start in 14 months. Alas, we know how that turned out. Woods’ last-minute withdrawal set the tone for what became a sleepy, sloppy season opener in Wine Country. Sure, Phil Mickelson still flirted with contention, but otherwise the Safeway featured three days of weather delays and re-introductions. It may not have been the can’t-miss show we were expecting, but don’t tell that to Brendan Steele. A new PGA Tour season has begun, with or without Tiger.  1. A year ago in Napa, Steele led after 54 holes. Then he made eight bogeys (including a back-nine 40) to shoot 76 and plummet into a tie for 17th.  There was no collapse this time. Instead, Steele erased a four-shot lead with a closing 65, making birdie on his last three holes, the final one after a nifty wedge to 10 feet. “This is a little bit of redemption from last year,” he said. “It’s nice to close it off this way.” 2. It was also Steele’s first victory post-anchoring ban, which was no small feat. The last few years have been a struggle on the greens for Steele, who used to wield a belly putter. Deciding to switch in 2014, after the ban was first announced, he ranked outside the top 120 in strokes gained-putting each of the past two seasons. At the Safeway, he was sixth in putting, holing more than 133 feet worth of putts in the final round.  Steele’s first victory in more than five years should give hope to those who were forced to abandon the long wand. After all, major winners Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson haven’t been the same since the ban went into effect on Jan. 1.   3. It’s a different part of the game that has held back Mickelson in recent years. Winless since July 2013 – remarkably, a month longer than Woods’ drought – Mickelson has gotten increasingly errant off the tee. No, he has never driven the ball on a rope, but he has dropped outside the top 130 in both strokes gained-off the tee and driving accuracy.  At tree-lined Silverado, where driving accuracy was paramount because of preferred lies in the fairway, Lefty found the short grass only 25 times in 56 opportunities. That ranked 62nd out of the 70 players who made the cut. With his putting back on track, his driving will be the primary focus of his offseason work. Phil isn’t expected to tee it up again until late January, so he’ll have plenty of time to figure it out.  4. How hard is it to win on the PGA Tour for the first time? Watch a replay of Patton Kizzire’s final few holes. He held a two-shot lead with seven holes to play, but his swing betrayed him down the stretch. He drove into a fairway bunker on 12, under a tree on 15 and 16, and then left a wedge shot woefully short on 17. On the final hole, he pulled his drive left, into the rough, and had to lay up. He flailed a 9-iron right of the green and couldn’t hole the chip. At least his putting looked solid.  “I’m really disappointed,” he said, “but I played well. It’s a building block.”  5. Paul Casey continued to remind the European Ryder Cup team what it was missing when he tied for third at the Safeway.  Casey declined to take up European Tour membership because he wanted to spend more time with his family, which is based in Phoenix. To be a tour member, players must compete in five tournaments outside of the majors and WGCs. Europe certainly could have used Casey at Hazeltine – the team suffered its worst loss since 1981, while the Englishman has now finished in the top four in his last four appearances on the PGA Tour. “I wanted to be there,” he said, “but the best seat in the house has to be at home with the TV and glass of wine, doesn’t it?”  6. Speaking of which … after losing for just the second time since 1999, the European Ryder Cup team will have a new skipper as early as this December. Paul McGinley, the victorious 2014 captain, told Reuters that a decision on Europe’s next captain should be made before Christmas. The committee includes the past three captains – Darren Clarke, McGinley and Jose Maria Olazabal – European Tour CEO Keith Pelley and someone nominated by the players’ committee (likely Henrik Stenson).  Thomas Bjorn is considered the frontrunner for the position. 7. Did you know: Alex Noren is the 18th-ranked player in the world. That’s one spot ahead of Matt Kuchar. Just four months ago, he was ranked outside the top 100 (No. 108). He just won his third event in his last eight starts, at the British Masters. Four of his seven career titles have come in the past two seasons, but he is still looking to make a splash on a big stage. He has only one top-15 in 14 career major appearances. 8. Maybe Lee Westwood won’t just fade into oblivion, after all.  After a yippy, confidence-shattering performance at the Ryder Cup, the 43-year-old rebounded to post a third-place finish in which he shot 68 or better all four rounds.  9. Score one for Pelley. Last week the ambitious Euro Tour CEO unveiled one of his latest ideas – a one-hole, knockout contest under the lights featuring some of the tour’s biggest stars.  By all accounts, it was a rousing success. Players competed in seven quick-fire matches on a 156-yard par 3 in front of a few thousand fans. Check out this video for more.  “It was amazing to see the crowds and everyone enjoying it,” said winner Alexander Levy. “Golf needs something like this, and it is a great idea.” Can you imagine how popular this would be if the Tour held a similar exhibition, say, before the Vegas tournament?  10. Pak ended one of the most influential careers in LPGA history last week in her native South Korea.  It mattered little that she shot 80 before withdrawing with a nagging shoulder issue. This was a celebration of her life and career, with a children’s choir, video montage and long line of well-wishers. Her two-major season in 1998 is widely regarded as one of the biggest catalysts for the sport’s growth in South Korea. Now, six of the top 10 players in the world are South Korean. “I think if we had no so-called Se Ri Kids,” she said, “the Korean golf scene would be quite different today.”  11. Ian Poulter had an encouraging return start, at least early. Poulter, who hadn’t played since mid-May because of a foot injury, opened with 64 to share the first-round lead at the Asian Tour’s Macau Open. It only got worse from there. The Englishman shot rounds of 73-71-73 to tie for 28th against a weak field. Still, Poulter reported no physical setbacks. He took off 14 weeks because of arthritis in his right foot, a condition he can only hope to manage with rest and rehab.   There was plenty of pessimism surrounding Woods’ scheduled return. Part of that was because of his health.  Miller got skewered for the following comment about Woods – as he does for most comments – but he was right in this case. “He was getting out of that cart pretty gingerly (at the Ryder Cup). Nobody talked about that,” Miller said. “When he got in and out of that cart, he was a little – he didn’t look like he was jumping out and saying, ‘Hi, guys.’ So I’m not sure how healthy he really is.” Watching Woods at the Ryder Cup, this observer had the same reaction. He moved slowly and awkwardly, tentatively, like he might tweak something at any moment. He has looked that way ever since he went under the knife for the first time in March 2014.    Keep this in mind: Woods and Henrik Stenson are the same age. They’re both 40. Watching them move around the course, or swing a club, you’d guess that Woods was at least a decade older. This week’s award winners … If Not for That Start …: Justin Thomas. Only seven players posted a score worse than JT’s opening 75 in Napa, a round that included a pair of triple bogeys. He went 66-66-67 to claw back inside the top 10, and now he heads back to Malaysia for his first title defense.  Oh, So THAT’S What It Looks Like: A 423-yard drive. Joe Miller, you beast.  Road to Heaven: Arnold Palmer. As an Orlando resident, it was little surprise to hear that a portion of State Road 408 will be renamed the Arnold Palmer Expressway. This move deserves a thumbs up – not the usual extended finger that we see on the roads here.  Can’t Help But Root For …: Steven Bowditch. He has struggled mightily over the past year or so, but his Twitter game remains on point.  Rookie Hazing: Cody Gribble. The left-hander from Texas was the only Tour rookie who finished in the top 10 in Napa (T-8). Sister Act: Nelly Korda. Following in big sis Jessica’s footsteps, the younger Korda, 18, earned her LPGA card via the Symetra Tour on Sunday.  Not Sure This Item Will Catch On: LPGA Store pants, with the “See Why It’s Different Out Here” slogan embroided on the back pocket. Can’t forget the #seewhyitsdifferent tag! pic.twitter.com/eg8ZJxW6l2 Keeps Getting Better: The high school class of 2011. With Emiliano Grillo earning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors, the heralded class now has earned the title three of the past four years (Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger). Don’t be surprised if the run continues, with Ollie Schniederjans and Cheng-Tsung Pan on deck. Blown Fantasy Pick of the Week: Matt Kuchar. One of the Tour’s most consistent players had 10 top-10s last season. Well, he’s off to an 0-for-1 start, after getting bounced early following rounds of 70-72. Sigh.last_img read more

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3 PhD Fellowships in Politics, Scuola Sant’Anna, Italy

first_img +1 July 7, 2010 Published by admin Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Reddit Deadline:30/09/2010Open to: holders of an M.Sc. or M.A. diplomaFund: € 14.500 per year + free meals at school’s canteen + Campus facilitiesCall for application A.Y. 2010-2011 – non EU citizensThe Ph.D. Programme in “Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability” is a three-year residential programme characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to the subject and by the emphasis placed on current problems defining the protection and promotion of human rights.); it consists in the following curricula (Research Areas):– Identity, rights and conflicts in the political theory;– Conflict and political systems in international relations;– International and European political economy;– Institutions and mechanisms for protecting Human rights: outlines of International Law;– Rights and social capital in the regional development policies;– Agrarian Law, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development of the land.Requirements:– Applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree or equivalent title;– they should not be older than 35 years on September 30, 2010; older than 35 may be exceptionally admitted by the Examination Committee;– they must hold of an internationally acknowledged certificate specifying their intermediate level English knowledge (as per art. 2, par. 3).Positions and grants:– 3 positions with 3 fellowships (amounting to € 14.500 per year + free meals at school’s canteen + Campus facilities).– The School may also admit eligible candidates without grants up to a maximum number of 3 postsDeadlines:– Candidates are requested to apply online here by September 30, 2010 by 12.00 pm GMT.– A hard copy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested, must reach by October 11, 2010:Scuola Superiore Sant’AnnaDivisione Formazione Universitaria e alla RicercaPiazza Martiri della Libertà 3356127 PISA, Italy“Application PhD in Politics, human rights and sustainability” must be written on the envelopment.Application:Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:a) a copy of the candidate’s passport;b) two copies of their Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum. Please, use the EU model;c) photocopy of Candidate’s University Master Degree (to be translated in Italian or in English except those written in French, German, Spanish);d) two copies of the abstract of their Master Degree thesis and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitablee) detailed list of academic courses taken (written either in English or in Italian, French, German, Spanish). This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final (or semester) examination was taken;f) the certificates of knowledge of English language (as per art. 2, par. 3) and any certificate related to this Call that they deem suitable;g) two copies of a detailed Research Project, of no more than 3,000 words, which will describe the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The Research Project will include:– a title;– the scientific premises and the relevant bibliography;– the aim and expectations of the research;– the experimental methods and data analysis methods which will be used, where required;h) at least two Reference Letters written by Faculty Members who have supervised the applicant’s work during his/her university studies;i) a numbered list of documents attachedThe PhD Programme will start on January 20, 2011For any further queries, or problems with the application  contact the university:email: [email protected] ittel.: +39.050.883. 250/383For more information click here Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 ← Lessedra international painting competition, Bulgaria Yale Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Programcenter_img 3 PhD Fellowships in Politics, Scuola Sant’Anna, Italy Freigeist Fellowships for International Researchers in Germany AUC- UNDP African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme Pocket Share 0 Tweet The Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarships,London →last_img read more

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Epic acquires Rad Game Tools

first_imgEpic acquires Rad Game ToolsUnreal Engine maker picks up company behind Bink, Oodle, Telemetry, and moreBrendan SinclairManaging EditorThursday 7th January 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleEpic GamesRAD Game ToolsEpic Games today announced that it has acquired Rad Game Tools.The Kirkland, Washington-based outfit offers a variety of programs for game developers, including the Bink video codec, Oodle data compression, and Telemetry performance visualization.”Members of the Rad team will partner closely with Epic’s rendering, animation, insights, and audio teams, integrating key tech and improvements across Unreal Engine and beyond,” Epic said.”Rad and Epic combining forces will allow even more developers access to tools that make their games load and download faster, and offer their players a better, higher quality video and gaming experience.”Despite the acquisition, Rad will continue working with companies beyond Epic, whether they are using Unreal Engine or not.Rad was founded in 1988 and also has a Japanese office established in 2008. Its products have been used in nearly 25,000 games.Related JobsSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big Planet3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.The Rad deal continues a busy stretch for Epic on the acquisition front. Since the beginning of 2019, Epic has acquired 3Lateral, Agog Labs, Psyonix, Twinmotion, Houseparty, Quixel, Cubic Motion, Hyprsense, and SuperAwesome to its ranks.Earlier this week it also acquired a shopping mall in North Carolina to serve as its future headquarters.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 storiesEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 2 hours agoSony’s cross-play deal seems a smart solution to a complex problem | OpinionThe royalty Sony and Epic agreed to open up cross-play on PlayStation has caused anger – but it’s a nuanced response to the growing complexity of the industry’s revenue modelsBy Rob Fahey 4 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Werner should shake off knock for Liverpool game

first_imgWerner, making his debut along with fellow new signing Kai Havertz, took a kick while winning the penalty which led to Chelsea’s first goal in the 3-1 win at the Amex Stadium.AdChoices广告He completed the full 90 minutes, though, and boss Frank Lampard does not believe there is any cause for alarm.Lampard said: “Timo took a knock when he won the penalty. It’s more of a dead leg, we hope.“I’d like to think that if it’s a dead leg then we’ve got a bit of time to get him back.“And obviously he finished the game after having that earlyish knock.”Werner was lively up front and his performance suggested he will be a major problem for Premier League defences this season.Pulisic, who sustained a hamstring injury during the FA Cup final, had been training with the rest of the squad and was expected to feature on Monday.But the American has suffered a setback and is being assessed.Lampard explained: “Christian was training with us last week but he had a little bit of discomfort a couple of days ago where he was trying to train with us and be in contention to play.“It would have been a big ask and he’s had to take a few steps back.“We’ll have to see. That’s one that we don’t have big news on at the minute. We’ll see.” Timo Werner picked up a knock during Chelsea’s win at Brighton but is expected to be fit for this weekend’s game against Liverpool.However, Christian Pulisic, who missed Monday’s victory, looks a doubt for the visit of the champions to Stamford Bridge. See also:Chelsea start season with victory at BrightonBrighton v Chelsea player ratingsLampard happy with win but will not confirm Mendy moveLampard backs Havertz after quiet Chelsea debutWerner: I joined Chelsea to win titleslast_img read more

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