John Carmack moves to “consulting CTO” role at OculusIndustry veteran will focus on AI, with Oculus now taking a “modest slice” of his timeMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 14th November 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleOculus VRJohn Carmack has effectively stepped down as chief technology officer of Oculus VR, moving into a consulting role as he focuses his mind on artificial intelligence.Carmack, who joined Oculus in August 2013, announced his decision to move into a “consulting CTO” role on Facebook. The new position will allow him “a voice in the development work,” but it will occupy “a modest slice” of his time.”When I think back over everything I have done across games, aerospace, and VR, I have always felt that I had at least a vague ‘line of sight’ to the solutions, even if they were unconventional or unproven,” Carmack said. “I have sometimes wondered how I would fare with a problem where the solution really isn’t in sight. I decided that I should give it a try before I get too old. I’m going to work on artificial general intelligence.”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 Carmack declared that he has a “non-negligible chance of making a difference there,” but in the near term he will be working on it from his home, in partnership with his son — what he described as “Victorian Gentleman Scientist style.”This isn’t the first high-profile personnel change at Oculus in recent times. In August, Nate Mitchell departed the company, the last of the original founders to leave the organisation.If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The VR & AR newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesOculus halts headset sales in GermanyFacebook says it’s a temporary move and will continue supporting existing owners in the countryBy Brendan Sinclair 8 months agoSony reportedly increasing PS5 production to 10m units by 2021Meanwhile, Facebook said to be ramping up manufacturing for Oculus devicesBy James Batchelor 9 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Currently, he is serving as the director of JASPER’s Maintenance Department, Fleet Service Department, Environmental Department, and Facilities Group for all manufacturing facilities. “I’m very excited for this new opportunity,” said Bauer. “I am looking forward to working with our support teams to help drive improvement in safety, quality, productivity, customer service, and reduction of waste. This will equate to improved ESOP value for our JASPER Associate-Owners.” Bauer has been with JASPER for 29 years. Over the years, he has served as customer service manager and as the Gas Engine Division manager for both the Jasper and Crawford County facilities. In addition to these responsibilities, Bauer’s new role will be expanded to include overseeing the Indiana Tool and Die Division, as well as the Construction Department. Jasper Engines and Transmissions has named Randy Bauer as vice president of Support Services. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “We are excited to have Randy in this new role and look forward to his leadership in these additional areas,” said JASPER President Zach Bawel. “His cross-functional experience with JASPER will continue to help us grow.”
Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for its Fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and full-year ended April 30, 2014 (“fiscal 2014”).David L. Keller, Interim Chief Executive Officer of OPT, stated, “There have been several significant events and much change since the Company last reported financial results. We believe we have fully disclosed this information in our filings. These events have caused us to redirect the Company’s strategy and advancement of our technological capabilities. We remain focused on bringing our developing technology to practical application.”“Over the last several months, we announced the termination of both the Reedsport, Oregon and Victoria Wave Partners projects. Additionally, we are deferring our WavePort deployment in the European Union into calendar 2015, due to a number of logistics factors, such as the readiness of the proposed deployment site. Furthermore, the summer 2013 deployment of our APB-350 Autonomous PowerBuoy led us to determine that several design modifications to address critical operation and reliability issues were required. Taken as a whole, these results indicate that our basic technology needs further advancement before we commit to large-scale utility projects with typical commercial risk-sharing, even when partially subsidized by government grants,” he noted.On July 8, 2014, Victorian Wave Partners Pty Ltd (“VWP”), an indirect consolidated subsidiary of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”), tendered a notice (the “Termination Notice”) to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (“ARENA”) of VWP’s intent to terminate the Renewable Energy Demonstration Program Funding Deed, dated as of September 9, 2010, entered into between VWP and the Commonwealth of Australia, as amended by a Deed of Variation dated January 9, 2014 (“the Funding Deed”). Unless agreed otherwise, pursuant to the terms of the Funding Deed, it will terminate on October 8, 2014Mr. Keller continued, “Looking ahead, many companies and funding agencies recognize that the nascent wave energy segment of the renewable energy market is worthy of research, development and continued advancement. We acknowledge that the inherent potential of wave power energy capture is accompanied by significant engineering challenges at both the component and system levels. Nonetheless, we are continuing to advance certain promising technologies that justify additional development. This includes advanced controls that would enable an increase in electric power output and further optimization of our modular, direct-drive Power Take-Off (PTO) technology.”Strategic Focus on Smaller Scale Devices The Company has shifted its immediate focus to smaller-scale devices, such as the PB-40, intended to be deployed off the coast of Spain, and the utility scale PowerBuoy, under development with Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding, which are suitable for both autonomous and utility applications. OPT recognizes that deployments are critical to technology advancement in order to accumulate successful operating history that demonstrates durability and reliability at acceptable levels of commercial risk-taking. The Company has accumulated a significant body of knowledge through PowerBuoy deployments of varying capabilities which is now an integral part of its engineering design and development processes.Commenting on the strategic shift from large, utility-scale projects, Mr. Keller noted, “We believe that we can move faster to optimize our technology on smaller-scale power outputs which are more economical to manufacture and deploy than larger buoys.”Financial ReviewOPT’s fully-funded contract backlog as of April 30, 2014 was $4.9 million compared with $5.6 million as of January 31, 2014 and $3.8 million as of April 30, 2013. Approximately $1.2 million of backlog at fiscal year-end was for the Oregon project. OPT is in discussion with the DOE regarding the necessary steps to close out the project. Approximately $0.9 million of backlog was for the WavePort project to be located off the coast of Spain. This cost-sharing contract expires on July 31, 2014, and the Company intends to deploy in calendar 2015. Fiscal 2014 year-end backlog excludes approximately $0.5 million to reflect the impact to backlog of the current expiration. The Company’s contract backlog consists largely of cost-sharing contracts to support product development.Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2014Revenue for the quarter was $0.4 million, unchanged from the prior-year period. Revenue in the current fiscal fourth quarter included revenue associated with OPT’s project with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, which offset the delayed WavePort project off the coast of Spain. The net loss for the three months ended April 30, 2014 was $3.3 million as compared with a net loss of $4.2 million for the three months ended April 30, 2013. The favorable decrease in the Company’s net loss year-over-year reflects lower product development costs and a favorable change in a contract loss reserve, offset by higher selling, general and administrative costs. The decrease in product development costs was due primarily to a lower level of activity for OPT’s project in Oregon. The favorable change in contract loss reserve was due to a change in OPT’s intent to complete a previous project. SG&A increased due to employee-related costs and costs associated with site development related to the VWP project in Australia.Fiscal 2014OPT had revenue of $1.5 million in fiscal 2014 compared with revenue of $3.6 million in fiscal 2013. The decline reflects the suspension of the PowerBuoy project off the coast of Oregon, decreased billable work on PowerBuoy development projects, the completion of a project with MES in the prior fiscal year and a decrease in the estimated contract value associated with the WavePort project off the coast of Spain.Net loss was $11.2 million compared with $14.8 million in the prior year. The reduction in net loss was due primarily to a decline in product development costs associated with OPT’s project in Oregon, a favorable change in contract loss reserves and a higher income tax benefit due to the sale of New Jersey net operating tax losses and research and development tax credits. These improvements were somewhat offset by higher selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) costs. Higher SG&A reflects fees associated with the establishment of an At-The-Market (“ATM”) Agreement and site development expenses related to the VWP project in Australia.Balance Sheet and Available CashAs of April 30, 2014, total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $28.4 million, up from $20.4 million on April 30, 2013. At fiscal year-end, restricted cash was $7.3 million compared with $1.4 million as of April 30, 2013. Net cash used in operating activities was $6.5 million and $10.8 million for the twelve months ended April 30, 2014 and 2013, respectively. The Company raised $20.5 million during the fiscal 2014 through the sale of stock under its ATM facility and an underwritten public offering of its common stock.Conclusion“On a final note, our Board has been significantly strengthened over the past two years by the addition of experienced financial and operating executives. We have actively engaged in strengthening our corporate governance, our control environment and our reporting processes. The Board has also actively participated with management in formulating our current strategy and will conduct a search for a permanent CEO over the next few months. When combined with recent employee additions to various executive, business and engineering functions over the past several months, I am confident that we are addressing critical skills and talent that are necessary to help focus the company strategy and ensure efficient business conduct and execution,” concluded Mr. Keller.Press Release, July 30, 2014
OSAKA — Akiko Takeda and Mayu Kawagoe edged Croatians Tamara Boros and Eldijana Aganovic in the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the table tennis world meet Wednesday to secure Japan’s first medal in the event in 26 years. The Japanese pair assured themselves of at least a bronze medal by advancing to the semifinals with a 23-21, 16-21, 21-19, 24-22 win over the Croatian duo. Earlier in the day, Takeda and Kawagoe upended European champions Csilla Batorfi and Krisztina Toth of Hungary 24-26, 21-12, 21-18 in the round of 16. In Sunday’s semifinals, Takeda and Kawagoe will meet Olympic silver medalists Yang Ying and Sun Jin of China, who rolled 21-18, 21-17, 21-12 over South Korea’s Lee Eun Sil and Suk Eun Mi. The last Japanese to win a medal in the women’s double event at the world championships was Shoko Takahashi, who teamed with Maria Alexandru of Romania for the gold medal at the Calcutta meet in 1975. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Miki Soria Now, with it impossible to sign Laporte, ‘Option Bonucci’ has been activated by City. After a first bid of around 46 million euros was rejected by the Italian side, Guardiola has spoken with the player to explain his interest in having him on board this coming season. CEST With Stones, the transfer is following the expected direction. City have an agreement with the player and the English defender has asked Everton to let him leave if a suitable offer arrives, which should happen sooner or later. Laporte’s renewal with Athletic, though, ruined City’s plans. Plan A was over and they had to look for an alternative. That’s where Leonardo Bonucci’s name comes into play. 08/07/2016 Pep Guardiola had a plan when he arrived at Manchester City. His team needed two centre-backs and the first two names quickly became clear: John Stones and Aymeric Laporte. The profiles of the two players were obvious: young with top level experience, good on the ball, reliable… a series of conditions which made them more than adequate for a team playing in Guardiola’s style. The Juventus defender has developed into one of Europe’s best central defenders in recent years and he demonstrated that point during Euro 2016. Not just because of his reliability in defence, but also because of his movement of the ball, as witnessed in Italy’s first goal against Belgium, when he set up Giaccherini with a pass from over 40 yards. Guardiola’s followed him with interest in recent months and praised him publicly after Bayern beat Juve in the Champions League. Upd. at 19:25 In this sense, City hope that Bonucci will ask Juventus to facilitate his exit from the club for an amount which benefits both parties. If the first offer was 46 million euros, a second of between 50 million and 60 million euros could prove definitive. Juve need the money, Bonucci is 29 and he’s easier to replace than Paul Pogba or Paulo Dybala. In fact, the arrival of Medhi Benatia, who has been linked with the Turin club, would serve to fill the gap.
The U19/U16 Subway All Ireland Schools Cup Semi Finals schedule has now been confirmed. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Additional venues are also being used.The First Galway School to be involved will be Colaiste Einde who will face St Oliver’s CC Drogheda in the Semi-Final of the Under 16 Boys C at Oblate Hall on January the 11th at 12.30.The following day, St Joseph’s the Bish will face St Malachy’s Belfast in the Under 16 Boys A Semi-Final at the same venue at 2pm.Finally on January the 12th, there is an All-Galway National Cup Semi-Final with St Pauls Oughterard taking on Colasite Einde in the Semi-Final of the Boys U19 B Cup at the Nuig Kingfisher with that game tipping off at 12Noon.The Schedule In Full Is….Schools Cup Semi Finals – OBLATE HALL SCHEDULESemi Final Wednesday 10th Jan 10:30 U19A Girls Colaiste Chiarain Leixlip v Holy Faith ClontarfSemi Final Wednesday 10th Jan 12:00 U19B Girls Muckross Park v Ulidia IntegratedSemi Final Wednesday 10th Jan 14:00 U19A Boys St Malachy’s Belfast v Colaiste Chiarain LeixlipSemi Final Thursday 11th Jan 10:30 U19C Girls St Andrews Booterstown v Colaiste Pobail SetantaSemi Final Thursday 11th Jan 12:30 U16B Boys St Olivers CC Drogheda v Colaiste Einde GalwaySemi Final Thursday 11th Jan 14:00 U19C Boys St Brendans Belmullet v Colaiste na HinseSemi Final Friday 12th Jan 10:30 U16C Girls Old Bawn CS v St Colmcilles KnocklyonSemi Final Friday 12th Jan 12:30 U19B Girls Loreto Stephens Green v Scoil Ruain KillenauleSemi Final Friday 12th Jan 14:00 U16A Boys St Malachy’s Belfast v St Joseph’s BishSchools Cup Semi Finals – UL ARENA SCHEDULESemi Final Tuesday 9th Jan 10:30 U16C Boys CTI Clonmel v St Munchins LimerickSemi Final Tuesday 9th Jan 12:15 U16A Boys St Mary’s CBS The Green Tralee v SMGS BlarneySemi Final Tuesday 9th Jan 13:45 U16B Boys Colaiste an Spioraid Naoimh v St Conleths DublinSemi Final Tuesday 9th Jan 15:30 U16A Girls St Angelas Cork v Crescent ComprehensiveSemi Final Wednesday 10th Jan 11:30 U19C Boys St Munchins Limerick v St Colmcilles KnocklyonSemi Final Wednesday 10th Jan 13:30 U16C Girls Jesus & Mary Gortnor Abbey v Colaiste Pobail SetantaSemi Final Wednesday 10th Jan 15:15 U19A Boys Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig v Templeogue CollegeSchools Cup Semi Finals Schedule – OTHER VENUES Semi Final Monday 18th Dec 13:00 U19B Boys – UL ARENA – St Vincent’s Castleknock College v St Clements CollegeSemi Final Tuesday 19th Dec 12:00 U16C Boys – National Basketball Arena – St Joes Derry v Sligo GrammarSemi Final Tuesday 19th Dec 13:30 U16A Girls – National Basketball Arena – Colaise Choilmcille Ballyshannon v Scoil Chriost Ri PortlaoiseSemi Final Wednesday 10th Jan 13:00 U19A Girls – Neptune Stadium – Christ King v Colaiste An Phiarsaigh Gleann MaghairSemi Final Thursday 11th Jan 12:00 U16B Girls – Peacelink Clones – St Catherines VS, Killybegs v Muckross ParkSemi Final Thursday 11th Jan 13:45 U19C Girls – Peacelink Clones – Colaiste na Carraige v Carrick on ShannonSemi Final Friday 12th Jan 12:00 U16B Girls – Pres Tralee – Causeway Comprehensive v Pres TraleeSemi Final Friday 12th Jan 12:00 U19B Boys – NUIG Kingfisher – St Pauls Oughterard v Colaiste Einde Galway The top teams in this year’s competition will battle it out for a place in the Subway All Ireland Schools Cup Final at the end of January in the National Basketball Arena.Semi finals will take place the week of January 8th – 12th, 2018, across two main venues: UL Arena, Limerick and Oblate Hall, Inchicore.
Charles Jay Damon, age 80, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015.Charles Jay was born April 23, 1935 at New Salisbury, IN to the late John H. and Roma G. Adamson Damon. He was a retired building contractor.Surviving are his wife Beulah K. Elwanger Damon; Son: Jay F. Damon of Carmel, IN; Daughter: Teresa J. Mattingly (Larry) of New Salisbury, IN; Grandson: Kyle Mattingly (Mariah) of New Salisbury, IN; Brother: Richard W. Damon (June) of New Salisbury, IN; Sister: Ruth Ann Welch (Gary) of Corydon, IN Funeral 1 P.M. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, IN with burial in Central Barren Cemetery.Visitation 1 – 8 P.M. Friday and after 10 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Private cloud infrastructure is now a hot topic with many IT organizations. The benefits cloud computing include agility, flexibility and cost savings, but for many, worries about security, loss of control, compliance and other legal issues when data is moved to the public cloud have kept many organizations away. Private cloud computing is an alternative that many companies, especially large companies, are now considering.In an eWeek article, Matthew Richards, senior director of Product Marketing, Cloud Computing, at CA Technologies said that “There’s a lot of interest in building private clouds on the part of large enterprises today. It’s becoming more and more important for IT departments to think of themselves as an internal service provider and focus on the services that are being delivered to business people.”The larger the cloud structure and the larger the number of participants, the more efficiencies of scale that can be achieved. A private cloud is unlikely to ever be as cost efficient as what can be achieved with a large public cloud offering like Amazon or Salesforce.com. Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, for example, has warned of problems with the public cloud. “Beware of the false cloud. The false cloud is not efficient,” he said.In order to facilitate the building of and management of private cloud infrastructure, standards are beginning to be established. One such standard, called OVF (Open Virtualization Format) would allow the interoperability of different virtual environments. Consider a private cloud with the capability of being able to “cloudburst” in periods of heavy demand to use the resources of a public cloud. But interoperability only comes when a large number of vendors move to support a standard like OVF.OVF is a standard that came about in 2007 and is managed by the Desktop Management Task Force and it has now become an ANSI standard. The adoption of OVF by cloud vendors will bring users more flexibility and help them to avoid lock-in into any one particular vendor. OVF would allow users to move their data easily between cloud vendors. But not all vendors are excited about implementing it. Amazon, for one, is still on the sidelines when it comes to OVF.
Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Lautaro Martinez was visibly upset after a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. “Inter were a completely different team after the break. This cannot happen.” The Argentine is the first Inter player to score in three consecutive Champions League games since Samuel Eto’o reached four in 2010. He had opened the scoring, followed by a Matias Vecino goal, but the 2-0 lead at half-time made little difference. “We did really well in the first half, but were a completely different team in the second. Perhaps we showed a lack of maturity, as we changed entirely after the break,” Lautaro told Sky Sport Italia. “It wasn’t physical, it was a lack of concentration and the drop-off in intensity more than anything else. We were leading 2-0, we cannot lose 3-2. It cannot happen. We need to mature and grow to play at this level. “We have not lost hope of qualifying, we’ve been trailing since the start in this group, but we can do it.”