BetaDwarf receives investment of undisclosed amount from London Venture Partners

first_imgBetaDwarf receives investment of undisclosed amount from London Venture PartnersFunds will be focused into establishing games as a service strategy ahead of Minion Masters launchHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterTuesday 17th April 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareBetaDwarf revealed this week that London Venture Partners invested an undisclosed amount in the Copenhagen-based indie developer. The funding will be channeled towards establishing a games as a service strategy, fostering community development and streamer operations, and hiring key talent as the studio prepares to launch Minion Masters on PC and Xbox. “While the PC gaming market has gotten a lot less attention and investment these last years during the growth of mobile, we are seeing the coming of a golden age of PC gaming,” said Are Mack Growen, at London Venture Partners.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 “Tools, AI, distribution, business models, designs, community involvement are all rapidly changing, presenting problems for incumbents and enabling exciting new IPs, designs and studios to reach mass audiences and establish hobbies for millions of people. “With game viewing, esports and the new level of community involvement, the very definition of what game companies are making is expanding and changing. “All this makes us very excited about PC and console games, and in particular about teams like BetaDwarf, who are so in touch with this changing landscape and willing to explore and iterate fast.” 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 storiesCEO says Paradox “can do better” as Q1 profits plummet”We are not satisfied with the quarter,” CEO Ebba Ljungerud saidBy Marie Dealessandri 14 hours agoStarbreeze’s Q1 losses shrink 95% to $505,000New CEO Tobias Sjögren says “the road ahead is clear” as Payday 3 is fully funded By James Batchelor 14 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

World Cup Dressage Update

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews The world’s premier city for exciting entertainment Las Vegas, will once again be the backdrop for the 2007 Rolex FEI World Cupâ„¢ Finals in both jumping and dressage.After Warsaw (Poland), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands) one week ago and Burbank (USA) last weekend the finalists for the World Cup Finalâ„¢ in Las Vegas are getting prepared. Some bad luck in advance prevents Australian finalist Matthew Dowley who arrived in February in Germany at Jürgen Koschel’s stables to prepare for the World Cupâ„¢ Final to make the trip to Las Vegas. His mare Cinderella was diagnosed with another growth attached to her lower right eyelid. Veterinarians advised rider Matthew Dowsley and owner Claudia Harper against going to the FEI World Cupâ„¢ Dressage Final in Las Vegas, to avoid further stress and to be able to start surgery. Matthew, Cinderella’s owner Claudia Harper and their support crew are extremely disappointed, but the welfare of the horse is uppermost in their minds.Bad luck for American Günther Seidel occurred when he had to withdraw his 16 year old grey Bavarian gelding Aragon for the US finals. After having passed the veterinary inspection, Aragon injured himself later in the day when bucking and jumping on his way back to the stables.For the Swiss team the Olympic qualification and the European Championships in Italy are the first objective for 2007 and Salieri and Silvia Iklé are an essential part of this. Therefore the Swiss Equestrian Federation and Silvia Iklé decided not to compete in Las Vegas. However this cleared the way for Swedish Jan Brink and stallion Briar to compete.Wild cards for European competitors were granted by the FEI to British Wayne Channon and Portuguese rider Daniel Pinto. Canadian Jacqueline Brooks was also granted a wild card by the FEI Dressage Committee and thus will compete as well.Steffen Peters, Courtney King and Leslie Morse will be joining Germany-based Catherine Haddad who was already granted with a wild card in Las Vegas as members of the U.S. Dressage Team. The three were the top finishers in the U.S. League Finals for the Dressage World Cupâ„¢, held during the Festival of the Horse in Burbank.Title defender Anky van Grunsven has refrained from her wild card and stays at home happily together with her new baby daughter Ava Eden and two and a half year old son Yannick Janssen. She is looking forward to meet her dressage colleagues again in the outdoor season.Isabell Werth having won three qualifiers in Maastricht, Neumünster and ‘s-Hertogenbosch has very strong cards for the win in her hands, partnering Warum Nicht FRH.Danish medallist Andreas Helgstrand and his mare Blue Hors Matiné will bring in some exciting feminine movement power.Hanoverian mare Sunrise partnered by Dutch Imke Schellekens-Bartels shared the first position in the final rankings of the European Qualifiers with Isabell Werth. They will no doubt move the hearts and the ears with their original composition especially made by piano virtuoso Wibi Soerjadi.All European contenders, Americans and Canadians can look forward to a strong and tough Final, bringing the best out of their horses and themselves.last_img read more

Public school teachers turn to crowdfunding for supplies, ‘dream’ school projects

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Many public school teachers across the country are looking to go above and beyond to educate the next generation, and they’re turning to Donors Choose to raise money for school supplies and projects.“About half the projects on our site are basics: paper, pencils, dictionaries, art supplies for an art teacher,” Donors Choose CEO Charles Best told ABC News’ T.J. Holmes.The other half of the projects are “dreams,” Best added, such as “to take students to Washington, D.C., to do an incredible science experiment, to build a robot.”Jane Viau, a high school teacher at the Frederick Douglass Academy in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, said she’s raised “over $82,000 worth of resources that go directly into the hands” of her students.“I want kids to come in and feel the energy and feel the brightness — and want to learn,” she said.Viau said the donors are from “all over the country,” and for many teachers, the site can be a major resource to fill funding gaps at a time when public school budgets are often tight.Over three-quarters of her students come from low-income households, Viau added.Without the resources and projects she was able to fund using Donors Choose, “I don’t think the kids would have reached their full potential,” Viau added. “They are hungry to learn. They’re eager to learn. I want to instill in them that ability to persevere, and to not quit, and be determined, and have grit, and know that they can do hard stuff — because they can.”Viau just began her 17th year as a teacher. Before that, she worked on Wall Street as an investment banker. After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, she said she had a crisis of conscious, which led her into education.“I thought there’s a whole world out there, there’s a lot of good I can do, like how can I leave my mark on the world,” she said.Shortly after, Viau found herself “in a classroom in Harlem teaching math,” she said. “And that’s what I’ve been doing very happily ever since.”Carlos James, one of Viau’s former students, said he has been touched by the way strangers have shown that they care.“Strangers coming out of their way to donate so an entire class can have a book,” he said, “it opens up your eyes on how much people really care about you.”Another former student of Viau’s, Fati Fousseni, added that witnessing the generosity of donors “serves as an inspiration for me to give back if I can.”At least seven of her former students have gone on to give back, donating to projects at their old school.Elsewhere across the country, public school teachers of all subjects have also shared how they have used the site to help make a difference in their community.Music teacher Genein Letford at the New Academy Elementary school in Canoga Park, California, said she has had 54 projects funded on the site, which includes everything from buying musical instruments to taking students on college visits.Elementary school teacher Damon Qualls from Greenville, South Carolina, said that after noticing many of the young boys in his class didn’t have positive male role models, he turned to Donors Choose to fund the “Men Who Read” program, which invites male community leaders to visit his students and read to them. He also raised money to buy his students blazers and ties.Through Donors Choose, educators across the country are making a difference in their communities and inspiring the next generation.Viau called the strangers who support educational goals “our angels.”“They help us create an oasis of hope in this room,” she said from her Harlem classroom. “When we come in this room, we know that anything is possible.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Camille Schrier of Virginia crowned Miss America, wows judges with science experiment

first_imgJadeThaiCatwalk/iStock(UNCASVILLE, Conn.) — Miss Virginia Camille Schrier took home the title of Miss America 2020 Thursday night, beating out 51 other women with a unique science experiment in the talent portion — something that has never been done on the show before.Schrier, who is currently studying to obtain a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, wowed the judges when she combined hydrogen peroxide with potassium iodide and water. The results were out of this world when the mixture exploded into a large foamy substance behind her on stage.With her passion for science and her goal of becoming a pharmacist, the 24-year-old has worked to inform others about drug safety and abuse prevention with an initiative she calls “Mind Your Meds.”“We need to show that Miss America can be a scientist and a scientist can be Miss America,” she said during the competition.The pageant — dubbed Miss America 2.0 — was held in Uncasville, Conn., and candidates were critiqued and judged on talent, interview skills and public speaking.Victoria Hill, Miss Georgia, came in as runner up in the competition. She put a spotlight on foster care and impressed the judges, Kelly Rowland, Karamo Brown of Queer Eye and actress Lauren Ash of Superstore, with an opera performance.As the winner of Miss America, Schrier has earned scholarship money and will represent the mission of the Miss America Organization program to the public as well as advance the goals and objectives of the organization along with her own initiatives.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Adjunct Professor Humanities and Criminology

first_imgDescriptionNumber of Vacancies: TBAArea of Consideration: Open To The PublicEmployment Status: Part -Time, TemporaryPay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0000/0000/01Salary Range: varies depending on assignment; minimum $950per credit hourClosing Date: Open Until FilledLocation: 801 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC20002Brief Description of DutiesThe University of the District of Columbia is a public land grantinstitution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality,career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that preparestudents with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed tolaunch, enhance, or change careers.The University of the District of Columbia Community College(UDC-CC) a branch campus of the University of the District ofColumbia (UDC) is seeking enthusiastic and qualified part-timeinstructors interested in teaching courses in the followingHumanities and Criminology disciplines: English, History,Geography, Sociology, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Anthropology,Spanish, French, and Psychology, Law Enforcement,Criminology.Classes will be scheduled to meet throughout the week (MW or TRwith the possibility of Friday and Saturday classes) and start asearly as 8:00 am and end at 8:20 p.m. Saturday classes will end at3:00 p.m.Essential Duties and Responsibilities Minimum Job Requirement Information to ApplicantCondition of Employment: Temporary employment may be endedat anytime with or without cause.Collective Bargaining Unit: Dependent upon certain criteria,this position may be eligible for representation and requirepayment of union fees through direct payroll deduction.Employment Benefits: Due to the temporary nature of thisappointment, this position is ineligible for benefits.Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of ColumbiaGovernment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualifiedcandidates will receive consideration without regard to race,color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities,matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C.Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District ofColumbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived:race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, familial status, family responsibilities,matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information,disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination whichis also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on anyof the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran’spreference must submit official proof at the time ofapplication.Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of theDistrict of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g.H-1B). This job is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training(OPT).Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of theDrug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fillthis position will, as a condition of employment, be required tonotify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later thanfive (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statuteoccurring in the workplace.Background Investigation: Employment with the University ofthe District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactorybackground investigation. The determination of a ‘satisfactorybackground investigation’ is made at the sole discretion of theUniversity of the District of Columbia. The University may refuseto hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist orreview and may terminate the employment of a current employee basedon the results of a background investigation.Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area ofconsideration and/or after the closing date will not be givenconsideration. You must resubmit your resume to receiveconsideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. Forthe purpose of employment, resumes are not considered jobapplications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDCapplication will be required.Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Universityof the District of Columbia, Office of Talent ManagementOnly.Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment andjob applications should be directed to UDC Office of TalentManagement at (202) 274-5380.The University of the District of Columbia is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women,veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Fora full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, pleasevisit: https://www.udc.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity/​​​​​​ . Master’s degree in subject areaMust maintain expertise and technical competencies inapplicable field of study.Must maintain all certifications and satisfy all requirementsof the field of study. All incumbents must teach all assigned classes and hours asdetermined by semester course schedule;Hold office hours for student conferences (each 3 credit hourcourse taught requires one hour of student conference time);Plan for instructional activities to include, but not limitedto, lecture, experiential learning; class discussion, demonstrationlabs, and projects;Submit in a timely manner and maintain in electronic formataccurate records of attendance and grades;Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning;establishing and maintaining classroom control;Attend all meetings, ceremonies and official functions asspecified by the Chief Academic Officer and/or Dean;Adhere to University policies and guidelines in all mattersconcerning academics, student and staff conduct.last_img read more

Vayon adds Ashwoods Energy to one-stop shop

first_imgVayon, a green technology group specialising in the design and development of electric and hybrid power systems, has bought Ashwoods Energy, the leading supplier of battery management systems and battery pack integration, for an undisclosed sum.It follows Vayon’s purchases of FrostEV Systems, FrostEV Parts, Frost Electronics and Goodwolfe Energy earlier this year.The sale will enable Ashwoods Automotive Ltd to focus on its ambitious growth plans as it looks to expand the company’s electric motors in automotive and off-highway applications and to develop Lightfoot, the company’s in-cab driver efficiency system.Vayon Group Head of Marketing, Phil Gamble, says: “Ashwoods Energy fits perfectly into the Vayon Group portfolio of companies and strengthens our position as a one-stop-shop consultancy business.“We now have the ability to design, manufacture and integrate complete electric or hybrid power systems all under one roof. Being able to source batteries, chargers, telematics and full system integration from one supplier is very attractive to the OEMs and F1 race teams we work with.”last_img read more

Sarah Messer’s surreal poetics

first_imgWith long, sun-streaked tresses, Sarah Messer doesn’t strike one as a poetess whose work conjures American histories in bewitching, surrealist twists. But Messer’s poems navigate farther and farther from the familiar mainland into a world wholly her own. In “America, the Hallelujah,” a winding poem that nears incantation, Messer plucked each line from an 1852 book of hymnals:My country ’tis of thee. My God, how endless. My never – ceasing song. Nearer my God to thee. Not let me make. O, come loud anthems. O, I could find. O, for a shout. O, for a thousand.This Marshfield, Mass.-bred poet, who now lives in Wilmington, N.C., grew up in a historic 17th century house, writes about Jesse James, and is an outlaw herself — an outlaw of poetry.Messer’s wild, sweeping, electric poems capped off the year’s Radcliffe Fellow Lecture Series during a reading from her new book, “Mouse Oracle,” inside the Radcliffe Gymnasium on Monday (May 18).Passing out printed broadsides of her poem “Blue,” Messer crafted one fine finale, wiping away tears when discussing how much she will miss Radcliffe and her fellow fellows. But it was her convention-defying poetry that made the afternoon unforgettable, as Messer provided an insightful peek into the unique poetic methods that make her the outlaw she is.Using “procedural poetics,” which include everything from “exquisite corpse” to “erasures,” Messer does not simply gain inspiration from gazing into a sunlit meadow; she seeks out poetry, hunts it, or, in some cases, it hunts her.At Radcliffe, Messer unexpectedly found herself entering into a collaborative partnership with her research assistant, John Dillon ’09. “I didn’t have anything for him to do,” she said of the haphazard nature of their early relationship, which eventually led to nearly 20 poems together. For “Blue,” one of their joint works, Messer and Dillon used the “exquisite corpse” technique, which begins with a piece of paper, one person writing a line, then folding the paper so the line is hidden, and, without knowledge of the line’s content, the other person writes a line, and the steps are repeated.“It’s blind, so you don’t know what the poem is going to be about,” she said. “To complicate that further, we used found language.”Found language, or lines pulled from texts culled from Schlesinger shelves, included 19th century books on anatomy, hygiene, and electrocution, among others.“You’d think that this process would become ‘word salad,’” Messer said, “but what’s miraculous about working with John is the poems did make a lot of sense, and we’d find that we were thinking the same things, writing the same things, writing the same kind of lines when we were sitting together in my office, playing this word game.”For Messer and Dillon, it was magic from the get-go: “You find a person who you can collaborate with and it’s really rare.”Dillon, Messer’s partner in crime, who will matriculate in the fall to the University of Notre Dame as a Ph.D. candidate in 20th century poetry, read some of their collaborations. “Love Triangle” takes its inspiration from an Ansel Adams photograph but one would never know it, as it features a carrot named Frank who “smokes menthols and really wants to go snorkeling.”Messer, the author of the poetry collection “Bandit Letters” and the memoir “Red House: Being a Mostly Accurate Account of New England’s Oldest Continuously Lived-in House,” says most of her poems have no real meaning, likening them to something Dada-esque, and told the audience, “The fun thing about surrealism is if you just relax, you’re just like ‘one weird picture, another weird picture.’ … It’s just a different kind of experience.”The most narrative or digestible of Messer’s poems is the supernatural, skin-crawlingly beautiful “Looking at Satan,” which finds a family’s imagination enraptured with the idea of a fallen Satan:If Satan was actually here on earth, he would certainly not be my poor father, retreating after the fact to walled cities, selling painted roosters as luck charms in golf resorts.In “I am the Real Jesse James,” an oblique ranting poem composed on a 1950s Olympia typewriter, Messer recycles words and phrases that blur the lives of Jesse James, a horse, a girl, and the story of a friend of Messer’s sister who got really drunk one night:I am the real Jesse James. I know you have heard of me. That was what I was supposed to say, the last thought before I turned my head away from him and he flew into a rage. I am the real Jesse James. But I have drunk far too much tonight. And I am just a girl. Perhaps you have heard of his legend? “Never wear rat skin. Don’t point a mirror at the sun. If you lose a tooth, crush it / and throw it into the sky. Never call mice or snakes by their names,” begins Messer’s “Stump Speech,” a compilation of strange instructions, which ends with a vow foxily summing up her haunting, strange, unfathomable work: “I will keep your secret my entire life.”last_img read more

Ohio Battalion Chief Haunted He Couldn’t Save Boy

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio — A 5-year-old boy died yesterday, three days after being pulled from an icy pond, and a Columbus fire battalion chief remains haunted by the knowledge that he was only 20 feet from rescuing him. Elijah T. Walker was pronounced dead at 5:15 p.m. at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus police said. Click here for the full story.last_img

Suspected Drunk Drive Crashes into San Diego Ambulance, Shears Fire Hydrant

first_imgAuthorities say a suspected drunken driver slammed head-on into a San Diego Fire & Rescue paramedic ambulance in Serra Mesa overnight.last_img

Mark Perrin appointed to the Vermont State Board of Education

first_imgGovernor Shumlin appointed Mark Perrin, a resident of Middlebury, to the State Board of Education on April 12, 2013 to serve a six year term (2013-2019).  Perrin owns and operates Green Peppers Restaurant and Creek Road Farm with his wife, Donna. He has served on local school boards since the mid-1990s, and is a strong believer in life-long learning. Perrin has been actively involved in the community by serving on the Chamber of Commerce Board, Workforce Investment Board, and Middlebury Business Association Board. ‘ This is a great opportunity to take what I’ ve learned from life and to learn from others to positively impact education. It is an honor to be a part of the Board,’ said Perrin after attending his first State Board of Education meeting today. ‘ There are diverse backgrounds and a depth of knowledge on the Board; it was impressive to see public education at work. I look forward to the challenge and to being a productive part of the process.’  The State Board of Education meets monthly; its discussions focus on policy concerning the education of Vermont students and assuring equal access for all Vermont students to a quality education.  The Vermont State Board of Education currently has eleven members:Stephan Morse, Chair, Newfane (term through 2017)Sean-Marie Oller, Co-Chair, Bennington (term through 2017)Lachlan Francis, Co-Chair & Student Rep, Putney (term through 2014)Laura Harris, Student Rep, Williston (term through 2013)Krista Huling, Jeffersonville (term through 2015)Bonnie Johnson-Aten, Montpelier (term through 2018)Margaret MacLean, Peacham (term through 2015)Bill Mathis, Brandon (term through 2015)Stacy Weinberger, Burlington (term through 2019)Mark Perrin, Middlebury (term through 2019)Armando Vilaseca, Secretary of Education More information about the Vermont State Board of Education, including meeting schedules and materials, can be found online: http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/mainboard.html(link is external).last_img read more