Quantic Dream to pay former employee €7,000 over offensive photoshopped image

first_imgQuantic Dream to pay former employee €7,000 over offensive photoshopped imageThe tribunal found the Detroit: Become Human developer guilty of having breached the security obligation it has towards its employeesMarie DealessandriAcademy WriterTuesday 3rd December 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleQuantic DreamQuantic Dream has been ordered to pay €5,000 ($5,540), plus €2,000 ($2,213) in costs, to a former employee after a photoshopped image of them doing a Nazi salute was shared in the office.The Paris employment tribunal said Quantic Dream’s management remained “passive” when they realised offensive photoshopped images were circulating, Le Monde reports. The court added that said images were “homophobic, misogynistic, racist or simply profoundly vulgar,” with the Detroit: Become Human developer accused of having let them spread for years without doing anything.”By remaining inactive when faced with this more than questionable attitude, which can not be justified by invoking a ‘humorous’ spirit, the employer has breached the security obligation that it has towards its employees,” the court said.The concept of ‘security obligation’ was introduced in French employment law in 2015, and allows a court to hold a company responsible for sexual harassment or emotional abuse at the workplace.The former employee, who quit their job as an IT manager after the image circulated, was initially seeking €114,000 in compensation and wanted their departure to be reconsidered as an “unfair dismissal” — which would have led to some more compensation. The court rejected this part of the request, though, saying Quantic Dream stopped the image from spreading once the employee complained formally.”The judge ruled that company management reacted appropriately, by taking all necessary measures on the day of the incident in question,” Quantic Dream said in a statement.The studio further said it won’t appeal of the decision made by the court, and added: “Although these images were created outside of regular office hours and no complaints were made, the company should have anticipated the possibility of said images getting out of control, since they were created on company premises.”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 Talking to Le Monde, the studio said it was satisfied by the fact the tribunal considered that the employee “didn’t bring any proof that work conditions deteriorated, or that there is a wider and recurring conflict at the studio, with press articles not being enough to prove such facts.”Reports of around 600 offensive photoshopped images of employees first emerged in January 2018, with outlets Le Monde, Mediapart and Canard PC reporting on a wider atmosphere of harassment and discrimination at Quantic Dream.Other IT employees have taken similar legal actions since, with two being rejected by the tribunal and a third one winning their case in July 2018.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 storiesCourt overturns ruling against Quantic Dream over unfair dismissalQuantic Dream also shared a statement to “set the record straight,” dismissing all allegations of toxic cultureBy Marie Dealessandri 29 days agoQuantic Dream opening a Montreal studioNew location will collaborate with Paris headquarters on same project; Stephane D’Astous tapped to be GM By Brendan Sinclair 3 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Favorable days for different business houses

first_img‘Many believe constant claims by opposition parties and leftists journals that our economy is dominated by two-Modi friendly conglomerates. Rubbish. A research paper by Neelkanth Mishra of Credit Suisse reveals India has spawned 100 “unicorns”― unlisted new companies worth over a billion dollars each. Never before has India witnessed such a broad-based upsurge of massive new businesses unconnected with old wealth, political connections or dirty deals with public sector banks.’ This is what Swaminathan S Anklesharia Aiyar writes in his article in Times of India[14-3-2020].Yet this is not all. News is also there that the 5000 plants for bio-CNG made from crop-residue [to be locally called parali] will be installed in the country. This was announced by Nitin Gadkari on the occasion of launching the country’s first bio-CNG tractor manufactured by two start-up companies. Parali will now no longer be the menace, but a source of income for the farmers. Moreover, the cost of running the bio-CNG tractor for the farmer will get reduced by half as also. Such steps are enough to bolster the notion that the present government is as much crony of farmers and common man as it is to that of Ambani and Adani, regarding whom there are indiscriminate hue and cry by the critics.They [critics] are needed to learn that there are more business houses that have their contribution to the economic progress of the country. 81% of components of Lithium-ion battery required for the electric vehicles are available at the local level. Government is all set to soon achieve the international standard in battery manufacturing. So that the far lying regions too may not face scarcity of battery, Hero-electric has made plans to speed up the building of logistic centres in entire eastern and north-eastern parts of the country, including Patna. Moreover, in establishing the battery-charging centre, Gulf oil lubricants of Hinduja group has done all the preparation for the investment. There is no dearth of encouraging reports in the business- world; there may be political compulsion to be heedless to them is another matter. It must be noted that India’s four companies recently to have proudly made their slots among the world’s top ten IT service firms are TCS, Infosys, HCL and Wipro. The deal for building the 83 Tejas fighter planes under Make-in-India is termed as the biggest one so far, the total amount of which is going to be 48000 crores.Rahul Gandhi should refrain from disparaging the business houses, more because when his own brother-in-law, Robert Vadra, is himself a businessman—and one of what kind that needs no mention. Adani group recently acquired  Dighi port in Maharashtra in 705 crore rupees, and the same group is going to build a 9700-megawatt solar hybrid and wind energy park in Rajasthan. Thus, while Congress is a coalition partner in one state; in another,  runs the government of the full majority. Should this be inferred that in his own government, Rahul is not taken seriously?Though, Rahul is no different either.  Today he opposes the reforms in Agriculture laws, while his own party man, Shashi Tharoor,  has long back come out in support of them in his typical style, saying -‘It seems we waste more wheat every year to storage and distribution losses than Australia grows! The real need for the private sector is to move into grain storage.’last_img read more

Nominate an Equestrian for the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

first_imgMore 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. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame presented by RBC will be inducting the Class of 2019 in the fall. The Hall of Fame recognizes Canadian Olympians, Coaches and Builders (officials, administrators, volunteers and media) who embody the Fundamental Principles and Values of Olympism with distinction.Nominations for inductees are now open and will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on March 31, 2019.Inductees will be recognized under four categories:Athlete – Canadian Olympic Team member who has actively competed and represented Canada in an Olympic Games event.Team – Two or more Canadian Olympic Team athletes who competed together in a team event or team Sport.Coach – An individual who achieved significant success as a coach in Olympic Sport(s)/Discipline(s).Builder – An individual who contributed to the growth and development of Olympic Sport(s)/Discipline(s) and/or contributed to the growth and development of the Olympic Movement during their career. Members of the Canadian media are eligible to be inducted under the builder category.Nominees in all categories must have held Canadian citizenship or Canadian residency over the course of their careers.Since 1949, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame has inducted 429 athletes, teams, coaches, and builders in recognition of their outstanding Olympic achievements and their embodiment of the Olympic values.Inductees will be chosen from the nominations by the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Selection Committee. An announcement of inductees will be made at a later date.Click here for more information or to make a nomination. Tags: The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Email* SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews 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.last_img read more

Michael Shvo’s proposed Miami Beach tower gets haircut and approval

first_imgMichael Shvo and a rendering of the projectThe Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board approved developer Michael Shvo’s plans to add a residential tower behind the landmark Raleigh Hotel.But that tower won’t be 200 feet tall, as Shvo had proposed. Instead, following community outcry and a passionate plea from board chairman Jack Finglass during a meeting on Tuesday, the board shortened the residential addition to 175 feet.Although the tower will be 25 feet shorter than what he had sought, Shvo, chairman and CEO of New York-based SHVO, proclaimed the approval a victory.“This approval marks a new milestone in the partnership between SHVO, South Beach and the surrounding community,” Shvo said in a statement. “SHVO will continue to honor Miami’s rich history and culture. We vow to play a significant role in the city’s continued growth and transformation.”Last year, Shvo, Bilgili Holdings, and Deutsche Finance America invested a combined $219.6 million to buy the 80-year-old Raleigh Hotel at 1775 Collins Avenue and the neighboring 79-year-old South Seas and Richmond hotels.In September, Shvo promised to invest another $500 million redeveloping the site.Prior to closing on the purchases of the South Seas and Richmond Hotels, Shvo pushed for the passage of an ordinance that allows developers with more than 115,000 square feet of land to propose ground level additions up to 200 feet tall within the Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue Historic District between 16th and 21st streets. Combined, his three properties span more than 125,000 square feet of land. The Miami Beach City Commission passed the ordinance a year ago.Shvo has said that the 200-foot luxury residential tower is necessary to finance the restoration of the Raleigh and the redevelopment of the South Seas and Richmond hotels.But Finglass insisted that the developer needs a conditional use permit from the historic preservation board to pursue such a project, and that the maximum height of 200 feet is “not an entitlement.” Moreover, Finglass feared that the high-rise would horribly harm South Beach’s historic character.“Please do not allow our historic beachfront to be chipped away and wind up like Aventura or Sunny Isles,” Finglass urged his members. “Save our historic skyline and historic views of the ocean.”Several residents and property owners also spoke out against the 200-foot-tall tower designed by Kobi Karp. Among them were representatives of the Shore Club at 1901 Collins Avenue, the 385-foot-tall Setai Hotel and Residents at 2001 Collins Avenue, as well as Thomas Stern, managing director of Chieftain Capital Management and board member of the 215-foot-tall Faena House condominium at 3315 Collins Avenue.Steven Avdakov, a consulting architect for the Shore Club, was also critical of Shvo’s plans to substantially demolish the South Seas and Richmond hotels, referring to it as “Disney deco.” Alfredo Gonzalez, Shvo’s attorney, insists that Shvo wants to restore all three properties to the original design created by noted architect Laurence Murray Dixon.Board member Nancy Liebman fully supported Shvo’s plans, including its 200-foot height. Liebman even questioned the sudden neighborhood opposition.“The skyline is already loaded with huge buildings and, wake up everybody, many more are coming. They are in the wings,” Liebman warned. “If you care this much, if you are sincerely dedicated to what you are saying, you need to keep watching what goes on here.”However, other board members preferred that the tower be lowered in height. As a compromise, Karp offered 185 feet. But Finglass pushed for a height of 170 feet, which was roughly the same height as the neighboring Shore Club. Eventually, a compromise of 175 feet was reached among the members, which was approved by a vote of six to one, with Finglass dissenting. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Santa Monica mega-portfolio officially hits market

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Email Address* Full Name* Message* Neil Shekhter (Shekhter by Kevin Scanlon; iStock)It’s official: The largest multifamily development opportunity in Santa Monica in a generation is now on the market.WSC Communities’ 23-parcel portfolio, entitled for the development of over 2,100 units and over 1 million square feet of residential space, is being billed by the brokers as a chance for a buyer to become the largest multifamily landlord in Santa Monica, controlling about 7 percent of the city’s market-rate inventory.WSC is controlled by the family of prominent Westside landlord Neil Shekhter, and led by CEO Scott Walter. Shekhter declined to comment. In December, The Real Deal first reported that WSC was testing the market for the portfolio.“Never has there been an opportunity to acquire a development portfolio of this size in Southern California, never mind Santa Monica,” state the marketing materials, which were reviewed by TRD. No pricing guidance was provided.The materials tout the project’s “reduced affordable component,” because many of the entitlements were secured before Santa Monica’s heightened affordability requirements were put in place.“If proposed today these projects would have to provide 30% on-site affordable housing or 35% off-site affordable housing,” the materials state, compared to the 20 percent requirement in place.The portfolio is also entitled for over 200,000 square feet of commercial space. The addresses include 1430 Lincoln Boulevard, 1325 6th Street, 1437 6th Street and 1318 Lincoln Blvd. All but two of the sites – 1520 7th Street and 3025 Olympic Boulevard – are entitled.A Walker & Dunlop team of Blake Rogers, Javier Rivera, Alexandra Caniglia and Hunter Combs is handling the sale.There were just $6.1 billion in total L.A. metro multifamily deals as of December 2020, according to Savills, down from $13.2 billion last year. Still, the portfolio in play here could upend the hierarchy among Southern California’s residential landlords: The entire city of Santa Monica has just under 37,000 rental units.Contact Hiten Samtanilast_img read more

At least 18 dead after Mali hotel attack

first_imgAt least 18 people were dead after a hostage stand-off at a hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako Friday, where gunmen had taken 170 hostages.Mali’s government said the gunmen were no longer holding any hostages after a rescue operation by special forces, according to Agence France-Presse. The news agency also cited a Malian military source as saying two gunmen were dead.“They currently have no more hostages in their hands and forces are in the process of tracking them down,” security minister Salif Traore told a news conference following the stand-off, which lasted for several hours at Bamako’s Radisson Blu Hotel. Earlier in the day security forces had raided the building and freed at least 80 of the hostages, Mali’s interior security minister told Agence France-Presse. At least three hostages had been killed in the initial raid, which started shortly before 9 a.m. and was followed by reports of gunfire.A group of released hostages said the gunmen had freed those who were able to recite verses of the Koran, the Reuters news agency reported, citing a Malian security source.The Rezidor hotel group said in a statement that some 140 customers and 30 staff had been held hostage on several floors during the stand-off. Reuters said the gunmen had moved from floor to floor gathering hostages in the seven-story building.Mali has been a focal point of France’s fight against Islamist terrorism in north and western Africa. French security forces launched an assault in August 2014, to stop the advance of militants linked to the AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) terrorist group, halting them thanks to bombing and a limited ground campaign.French President François Hollande said Friday while the hostages were still being held, “I am constantly in touch with the Malian authorities. I assured [Malian President] Ibrahim Keïta that France was available to support Malian forces as much as necessary.”Laura Kayali contributed to this article. The article was updated to include a statement from French President François Hollande, and later in the day to include a report that hostages were no longer being held.last_img read more

Bassnectar Spring Tour 2013 Announced: Bass in Yo Face

first_img2012 was a huge year for Bassnectar, playing in massive venues, releasing VAVA VOOM with collabs from Lupe Fiasco, Angel Haze, Mimi Page and DC Breaks, selling out two nights at Red Rocks Ampitheater and his New Years show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. But for this 2013 Spring Tour, Bassheads are getting a change of pace from large overcrowded venues. This tour starts with a string of intimate shows, kicking the tour off April 24th in Burlington, Vermont and continue down the East Coast for three weeks with the Ambassador’s Busnectar.“In the last two years we have expanded to large venues and arenas and that has been fulfilling and fun. However,  there is nothing like the feeling of the more intimate clubs and theaters . I wanted to find some tighter options and put together a nonstop 3 week rollercoaster of ram-packed rooms which feel like they are exploding from the inside out. It’s basically a run of festivals until the fall, so this short blitz is our chance to go completely buck wild before summertime.”– BASSNECTARRotating supporting acts will include Michal Menert, Griz, Arcnemesis, & Up Until Now. Thriftworks will be opening the show on all dates. The tour wraps up in Chattanooga on May 12th. Fan club tickets will go on sale February 6th at noon Eastern Time, and public on sale starts February 8th and 9th. Also, three dates have been released that are secret specials shows. 3/30 a Canadian Special, 5/3 a Southern Special, and 5/31-6/1 Colorado Special.Wed 4/24          Burlington Memorial           Auditorium Burlington, VTThu 4/25           House of Blues                      Boston, MAFri 4/26             House of Blues                      Boston, MASat 4/27             Main Street Armory             Rochester, NYSun 4/28           Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel     Providence, RIWed 5/1             Electric Factory                     Philadelphia, PAThu 5/2             Electric Factory                     Philadelphia, PASat 5/4               Fillmore                                  Washington, DCSun 5/5             Fillmore                                   Washington, DCWed 5/8            Township Auditorium          Columbia, SCThu 5/9             Grady Cole Center                 Charlotte, NCFri 5/10             Tabernacle                              Atlanta, GASat 5/11             Tabernacle                               Atlanta, GASun 5/12           Track 29                                   Chattanooga,TNWATCH THE NEW YEARS 2013 RECAP HERE:LISTEN TO UNDERWORLD “REZ (BASSNECTAR REMIX)”:last_img read more

Tony Winner Tyne Daly Headed Back to Broadway in Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons

first_img Mothers and Sons will mark McNally’s 20th Broadway production, His other workds include Bad Habits, The Ritz, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, Ragtime, The Full Monty and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Mothers and Sons Tony and Emmy winner Tyne Daly is set to return to Broadway in spring 2014 in Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall), the play had its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in June with a cast that included Manoel Felciano, Big Fish star Bobby Steggert and Grayson Taylor. Casting, exact dates and a theater for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date. View Comments Mothers and Sons explores the essence of family and forgiveness in a rapidly changing society. Twenty years after her son’s death, a mother turns up at the door of his former lover, who is now married to another man and has a young son. This man and his family challenge the woman to confront the truths of their shared past, and a future she never imagined. Values clash as they struggle to reconcile their vastly different worlds. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 22, 2014 Related Shows Tyne Daly Lead producers for Mothers and Sons will be Tom Kirdahy, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno and Alan and Barbara Marks and Wade Turnbull. Star Files Daly is known to Broadway audiences for her Tony-winning role in Gypsy and her recent performances in Rabbit Hole and Master Class, but the grande dame is also a beloved screen actress with credits including Cagney & Lacey and Judging Amy.last_img read more

Dining Facility

first_imgMalmstrom’s Elkhorn Dining Facility is located at 303 75th St. N., Building 1075. A conference room is available for meetings and special occasions. The facility is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to re-open in late fall. For more information, call 406-731-2008, or visit www.341fss.com.last_img

Elaine May Returns to Broadway as The Waverly Gallery Makes Main-Stem Premiere

first_img The Waverly Gallery © Justin “Squigs” Robertson About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 27, 2019 View Comments The Waverly Gallery, the acclaimed 1999 Pulitzer-finalist play by Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan, opens its first Broadway engagement on October 25 at the Golden Theatre. Obie winner Lila Neugebauer directs the production, which began previews on September 25. The cast is led by Oscar nominee Elaine May—making her first appearance on a Broadway stage in five decades—alongside Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges, Tony nominee Michael Cera, Tony winner Joan Allen and Tony winner David Cromer.The Waverly Gallery centers on the final years of a generous, chatty and feisty grandmother’s battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys (May) is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson (Hedges).To celebrate opening night, Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched a portrait showing the play’s five-person cast of stars introducing a classic play to modern Broadway crowds. Related Showslast_img read more