Nintendo will release a Mario Kart mobile game by March 2019

first_imgNintendo will release a Mario Kart mobile game by March 2019Mario Kart Tour will launch in the next financial year, the publisher said todayMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 1st February 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNintendoNintendo will launch a mobile game based on the Mario Kart franchise by March 2019, the company has told investors.The new game will be called Mario Kart Tour, and it will launch at some point in the next financial year: between April 2018 and March 2019. Nintendo has no other details on the product at this point in time.However, it did offer an update on the rest of its mobile portfolio, the cornerstone of which remains Super Mario Run. Nintendo didn’t offer a specific update on the 200 million lifetime downloads it reported in October last year, but it did confirm that Mario’s mobile debut has a base of 20 million monthly active users.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 “This game helps to maximize the number of people who have access to Nintendo IP by providing a Mario game that a wide variety of users around the world can enjoy,” the company said.The company’s last mobile release was Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Nintendo had no specific figures around downloads or monetisation to offer. However, it did reveal that female players, “make up a high percentage of the user base.”Most of those players are adults, the company said, and an accompanying graphic suggested the proportion of female players is higher than 75 per cent.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoNintendo reports record full-year profits as Switch nears 85m units soldAnd, despite forecasting decline, the platform holder expects console to beat Wii’s 101 million lifetime sales this yearBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Underhill Bows Out As Jumping Youth Development Program Advisor

first_img 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. Email* After successfully leading the Equestrian Canada (EC) Jumping Talent ID program for three years as the Youth Development Program Advisor, Canadian Olympian Beth Underhill is stepping down from the position to focus on her riding, students and business.“This has been one of my most exciting endeavours, and I will always continue participating in youth initiatives and helping our young riders to grow,” said Underhill. “I have a lot of involvement in the industry with my own competitive riding, my business, and with the Royal Horse Show, the EC Jumping Committee, and various other committees. With all of my commitments, it’s tough to have the capacity to continue with the program at the same level of involvement, but I am still very much committed to the program and to the education of young riders.”The Jumping Talent ID Program was launched by the EC Jumping Committee in October 2015, and following an extensive interview and assessment process, Underhill was selected as the inaugural Youth Development Program Advisor. During her time in this position, she has generated remarkable results by focusing on talent identification, support and mentorship of up-and-coming Canadian jumping athletes at the FEI Children’s, Junior and Young Rider levels.“On behalf of EC, I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Beth Underhill for her tremendous efforts over the past three years as Youth Development Program Advisor,” said Karen Hendry-Ouellette, EC Manager of Sport – Jumping Department. “It is through her tireless dedication and passion for youth that we have seen these programs grow, paving the way for a strong pool of future Canadian Equestrian Team athletes. We are thankful for her service and wish her only the best in her future endeavours both in and out of the saddle.”Underhill worked closely with young riders, trainers, parents, and owners in order to facilitate the development of competitive teams and individuals for FEI competition. And her hard work certainly paid off.In 2017, under the guidance of Underhill as Chef d’Équipe, the Canadian jumping athletes had a landmark year at the FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), racking up a total of seven medals – including an incredible sweep of the individual Young Rider podium. At the 2018 edition, Canada brought home another four medals, including team and individual gold in the Children’s division.Underhill was also Chef d’Équipe for Canada at the 2017 CSIO 4* Odlum Brown BC Open in Langley, BC, where Canadians earned the gold medal in both the CSIOCh* and CSIOJ* Nations Cup. Plus, she was instrumental to Canada’s involvement in the international Under 25 (U25) program, helping to fill Canadian teams for the first time, and guiding the riders to top six finishes against strong fields at the prestigious Hermès Under 25 Team Event in Wellington, FL in 2017 and 2018.“To not only fill youth teams, but to sweep the NAJYRC Young Rider medals in 2017 and accomplish gold medals in the Children’s in 2018 shows that this program has really benefited these up-and-coming riders,” explained Underhill. “And, for that, myself and the Committee are really grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and meet young riders from all across Canada who have come together and represented their country with pride.”Underhill continued, “As a team member in the past myself, I know what those goals require and the dedication and commitment that is needed. I think from what we are seeing our young riders accomplish, it holds us in good stead for the future of our sport.”Outside of the competition ring, Underhill also ensured the Jumping Talent ID Program had a strong focus on education, fundraising and sponsorship.“I felt education was a very important element in getting the program started,” explained Underhill, who created a seminar series that allowed young riders to learn from top athletes and support personnel. “Having people like Nick Skelton, Laura Kraut, McLain Ward, FEI veterinarians, and FEI stewards as presenters helped educate our young people on sport and sportsmanship, which was something that was important to me. I am also proud of the fundraising we were able to do, and the sponsorships that enabled us to provide clothing and products to our youth teams. We didn’t have any of these elements at the beginning of the program, so we built them from the ground up.”Underhill concluded by thanking her fellow members of the EC Jumping Talent ID Committee. “All of my thanks and appreciation to the committee members of the past three years, Dayton Gorsline, Marni Von Schalburg, David Ballard, Hyde Moffatt, and Alex Grayton.” Tags: Beth Underhill, Youth Development Program Advisor, Jumping Talent ID program, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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.last_img read more

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Assistant Professor of Management

first_imgThe Department of Management & Business Administration atSoutheastern Louisiana University invites applications for atenure-track position in Management at the rank of AssistantProfessor, to begin in August 2021.The Department is one of three departments in Southeastern’sAACSB-accredited College of Business. With more than 2,000undergraduate and graduate students, and approximately 50 faculty,the College offers six undergraduate majors and an MBAdegree.Duties include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses inManagement, engaging in research and publishing activity necessaryto establish and maintain AACSB qualifications, and service to thedepartment, college, and university. Salary will be commensuratewith experience and qualifications.Qualified candidates will have completed an earned doctorate inManagement or closely related field from an AACSB-accrediteduniversity by appointment date (August 10, 2021). While all areasof Management will be considered, special interest will be given tocandidates qualified and interested in the field of Human ResourceManagement. Successful teaching experience and an established ordemonstrated potential for an active research program aredesired.Interested applicants must complete and submit an onlineapplication.Additional required materials include a cover letter, vita, namesand contact information for three references, and copies of allacademic transcripts. (Unofficial copies are sufficient, butofficial copies will be required upon hiring.)Southeastern Louisiana University is an AA/ADA/EEOemployer.last_img read more

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Daniel Hemric clinches Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award

first_imgDaniel Hemric used his best performance of the year on an intermediate track to clinch the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.The Richard Childress Racing rookie entered the final race of the year 10 points ahead of JTG Daugherty’s Ryan Preece, then turned in a 12th-place performance in the Ford EcoBoost 400. The 25-point day topped Preece’s 12-point race, clinching the honor.“It’s pretty special to say the least,” Hemric said. “I wish we were able to win Rookie of the Year and have a couple more solid finishes throughout the year than what we had, but about five or six years ago, myself and Preece somehow ended up tied with four or five races to go, so we knew we had to buckle down. And really proud of this group for doing that.”Hemric drove the No. 8 for Richard Childress Racing this year, finishing the year with one top-five finish, two top-10 finishes and one Busch Pole Award.The 28-year-old Kannapolis, North Carolina, native will join JR Motorsports in 2020 and drive 21 NASCAR Xfinity Series in that team’s No. 8.“We are proud of Daniel Hemric for winning the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year title,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet’s U.S. Vice President of Performance and Motorsports. “Daniel is a talented driver, teammate, and class act. We are excited that he won this award and we look forward to more great things from him in the future.”Hemric joins Chase Briscoe and Tyler Ankrum as the top rookies of the year. Briscoe won the honor in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, with Ankrum taking it in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.last_img read more

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Brookridge developer is back with new public financing request for Overland Park

first_imgThe existing Brookridge Golf Club clubhouse.Brookridge developers are back with a new public financing plan – this time without the tourism sales tax bonds that proved so unpopular with the Overland Park City Council four months ago.Council members will have another go at the new financing proposal, which includes tax increment financing and a special sales tax dedicated to pay some development costs, when they meet March 4. At that time, they’ll be asked to decide whether city staff should work with developer Chris Curtin to come up with a plan that can eventually be voted on.The council said no the last time, when Curtin asked for STAR bonds for “business tourism” plus city help on major road improvements. The new proposal leaves out the STAR bonds, but still asks the city to shoulder some risk in street improvements to handle the traffic around the project at 103rd Street and Antioch Road.Discussion at a council finance committee meeting Wednesday revealed the serious questions council members still have about how the city will be involved in development of the long-time golf and fitness club. The committee sent it on to the council on a 5-1 vote, with some members saying they are particularly concerned about the plan for the city to do the street improvements.$2 billion proposal would totally rework 140 acre siteA rendering from the final development plan for the first building proposed in the redevelopment of Brookridge.Brookridge is a $2 billion project that envisions offices, retail, apartments and entertainment on rolling hills and putting greens of the 140-acre tract. It has been adamantly opposed by neighbors over the more than four years it’s been discussed.The latest financing package involves only one part of the entire project – the northeast corner near Antioch and 103rd Street, which would be first to be built. That part of the project would cost $596.1 million to build. Curtin has asked for $96 million in tax increment financing, a money-raising vehicle that uses money from increasing property values brought about by the development.Also in the package is a 1.5 percent special sales tax to be charged within the development that would raise $33.7 million, plus revenue bonds to exempt some building purchases from sales tax. Another $446.4 million would come from private funding from a variety of sources.The part of the plan that got the most scrutiny Wednesday involved financing for the streets. The developer asked that the city take on $26.4 million in extensive road improvements through a general obligation bond, which would be paid with tax increment financing proceeds. The developer would guarantee repayment of the city’s expenses if for some reason the TIF didn’t raise enough.Overland Park City Councilman Dave White.But there was concern that the city would end up on the hook if things went wrong. “For five or six years during the recession all I did was litigate personal guarantees,” said Councilmember and committee chairman Dave White. “So I have some real problems on all of that,” he said.White ended up voting against sending the idea on to the full council. “I honestly don’t think we should be spending the money we’re going to be spending on roads for the benefit of one developer,” he said.Although no financing plan is in place yet, the council did recently rezone the area to accommodate Curtin’s plan. “I look at this tonight as a tee-up to, do we see this as a project we want to pursue?” he said. “Overall, I would say yes.” But Thompson, too, was concerned about the road funding issue.Councilmember Fred Spears also had concerns about the complicated and interlocking nature of the financing plan. “I see this as a house of cards in that it’s not a simple TIF. There are a lot of nuances here, a lot of pieces to it, all of which have to happen,” he said.Nevertheless, the project would be an important addition for a city that has committed itself to the “live-work-play” concept of development, said Councilmember Paul Lyons.“I’ve come to see this as a 21st Century version of Corporate Woods,” he said. The Brookridge development could have a positive impact on the older office park across the Interstate, he said.“This could incentivize the Corporate Woods area to make changes to make it more of a live-work-play area too,” and perhaps modernize Corporate Woods, he said. “If that were to happen we’ve got a really wonderful office area of our city that could potentially carry us for many years to come.”last_img read more

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NEWS SCAN: Yosemite hantavirus, dengue in Greece, hedgehog Salmonella outbreak, limited rabies vaccine, rotavirus vaccination

first_imgSep 7, 2012Park Service: One hantavirus case-patient stayed in different part of YosemiteOne of the eight cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in Yosemite is not connected with a stay in Curry Village as the others are, the National Park Service (NPS) said today. The case-patient, who had a mild form of the disease and is recovering, stayed in multiple High Sierra Camps in a different part of Yosemite, the NPS said in an update. Three of the eight cases were fatal, with the other five patients “either improving or recovering,” according to the update. “We want to make sure that visitors have clear information about this rare virus and understand the importance of early medical care,” Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher said in the update. “We continue to work closely with state and national public health officials.”Sep 7 NPS updateIn related news, French health officials are investigating two suspected HPS cases in French travelers to Yosemite, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported this week. “In France, the French National Institute for Public Health Surveillance has reported an ongoing investigation into two potentially exposed cases,” the agency said in a report. It said 1,923 Europeans in 18 countries may have been exposed to the virus while visiting the park this summer.Sep 5 ECDC reportECDC reports possible locally acquired dengue in GreeceAn 84-year-old Greek man died after a dengue virus infection that he may have acquired locally, the ECDC said in a news release today. The man had not traveled to a dengue-endemic country and had severe underlying conditions and septicemia, the agency said. Blood tests indicated dengue infection. The ECDC concluded, “Although it may never be fully established to what extent dengue contributed to the patient’s death, the laboratory test results clearly indicate an acute dengue virus infection. Introduction of dengue virus via infected travellers with subsequent local transmission is possible as demonstrated by the reports of local transmission in France and Croatia. The entomological investigation will provide further evidence of the presence of the Aedes albopictus mosquito in the area. Epidemiological investigations and serological surveys will provide information on whether dengue virus is circulating in the local population.”Sep 7 ECDC press releaseHedgehog pets linked to multistate Salmonella outbreakFederal and state health officials are investigating a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to contact with pet hedgehogs that has so far sickened 14 people in six states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday. The outbreak strain has rarely been seen in the past, and investigators are using PulseNet to identify other cases. Illnesses began from Dec 26, 2011, to Aug 13. States reporting cases are Alabama, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Washington. Half of the patients are age 10 or younger, and of 10 patients with available information, 3 were hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. All 10 patients who were interviewed had contact with hedgehogs or their environments, with some specifically mentioning African pygmy hedgehogs. The patients bought the animals from multiple breeders in different states. Two samples collected by health officials from where hedgehogs lived or bathed yielded the outbreak strain, the CDC said. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is conducting trace-back investigations of outbreak-linked hedgehogs bought from USDA-licensed breeders. The CDC reminded hedgehog owners that they should wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling the pets or anything in their environments. In 1994, the rare Salmonella Tilene subtype in a 10-month-old girl in the Seattle area was linked to exposure to African pygmy hedgehogs. Her family owned a breeding herd of the animals.Sep 6 CDC outbreak announcementJune 1995 MMWR reportCDC reports limited supply of rabies vaccineRabies vaccine for pre-exposure use is in limited supply and available only from wholesale distributors, federal officials said today, adding, “At this time, there are no limitations in the supply of rabies immune globulin or vaccine for post-exposure prophylaxis.” The two manufacturers of licensed rabies vaccine in the United States, Sanofi Pasteur and Novartis, are both unable to “directly supply rabies vaccine for pre-exposure vaccination,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a news release. The agency did not specify the cause of the problem but said additional lots of the two vaccines are “expected to be released in the coming months.” The CDC said rabies vaccine for pre-exposure use is available only from wholesale distributors who have stocks of Novartis’s vaccine, RabAvert. The agency said, “Current supplies of RabAvert available through wholesale distributors are expected to be sufficient to meet demand for pre-exposure vaccination until additional lots are released. Persons at increased risk for rabies exposure should take appropriate precautions to avoid exposure.”Sep 7 CDC news releaseFew Asian countries embrace rotavirus vaccination for childrenMost Asian countries have not yet added the rotavirus vaccine to their national immunization program, despite the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) advice to do so, according to a report today from IRIN, the news service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Only two Asian countries, the Philippines and Thailand, are vaccinating or preparing to vaccinate children against rotavirus, WHO officials told IRIN. The Philippines started vaccinating children in July, and Thailand announced plans to launch rotavirus vaccinations but has yet to set a start date, the story said. The vaccine’s cost is an important barrier to its use, the WHO said. Worldwide, 41 countries have added rotavirus vaccine to their programs, including four African nations: Botswana, Ghana, Rwanda, and Sudan. Rotavrius is the most common cause of severe diarrheal disease in young children, causing 500,000 deaths annually in those under age 5, according to the WHO. The agency has recommended the vaccine since 2009.Sep 7 IRIN reportlast_img read more

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Amagansett ‘Dust Bowl’ Part Of Bigger Picture

first_imgThe 33-acre parcel owned by the Bistrians north of Main Street in Amagansett is currently landlocked. The family is feuding with East Hampton Town, stating it is trying to renege on a deal to build an access road to the parcel. Independent/Rick Murphy“This is exactly what the Community Preservation Fund was created for,” said Barry Bistrian, whose family owns the 33 acres behind Amagansett Main Street, which East Hampton Town has expressed an interest in buying for several years. The field will heretofore become part of town “Dust Bowl” lore.“They’ve been looking to break into that money for years. Last year they started taking 20 percent out. It’s supposed to be to save the farms,” he added.No one is disputing that. East Hampton Town officials say the problem is that the Bistrians are asking too much for the land.Bistrian is being blamed because merchants nearby are complaining the wind is churning topsoil onto and into the stores on Main Street. Though his family owns the property, it is farmed by Peter Dankowski. Whatever the case, a cover crop didn’t take hold, unleashing the nuisance.“It’s just another way to stir up the hornet’s nest,” Bistrian said.He said he found it troubling that he is now being blamed for the dust, not only by the merchants, who may not know better, but also by town officials.A little historical perspective would be helpful, said Bistrian, who was raised in Amagansett.Almost 50 years ago, the town was looking to shave off some of the farmland behind the stores to create a parking lot. There were a series of transactions and transfers, and lots of hands in the pie.In 1971, Peter Bistrian, the family patriarch, sold the final piece of the puzzle, 2.3 acres of land to the town for $13,000. The land was used to construct the parking lot that is now behind the stores on the north side of Main Street. The Bistrians contend the town would cede anaccess road to them as part of the deal.Dust is a normal residue of farming. Potato fields ran all the way to Maidstone and Town Lane. There were more than a couple years when they didn’t get cover crops down.All along, the town has indicated its desire to purchase the land behind Main Street. Meanwhile, the Bistrian stake grew: as parcels became available, the family purchased them to add to its holdings as the town stayed on the sidelines.“They’ve taken our commercial rights, they’ve upzoned it twice, they’ve taken away our access road,” Bistrian said. What the town won’t do, he charged, is make a fair offer to buy it, leaving the family with only one alternative: develop it.According to sources, the latest appraisal came in at around $21.5 million. The Bistrians are asking between $32 million and $34 million.The property is “checkerboarded” between assorted family members — that is, no two congruous parcels are owned by the same entity. That means a dozen or so estate-sized lots, already cleared, are ready to house luxury homes. That makes them valuable on the open market except for one hold-up: the town says there is no access road from the property, meaning it is landlocked.A front-page article in The East Hampton Star on February 28, 1970, references a discussion wherein then Town Supervisor Eugene E. Lester Jr. acknowledged “a 66-foot right of way that will serve as an exit to Windmill Lane” and another 43-foot right of way that would connect Main Street with the land north of the parking lot.As recently as 2016, the town attempted to buy development rights to the farm, but was rebuffed. “At no time did the town repudiate the petitioners rights to access Windmill Lane via the road the town had promised to deliver,” a suit filed by the family maintained.The trouble, for the family, is the courts have yet to concur. Barry Bistrian said the family is trying to shift the venue to Nassau County for a coming [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Mack tops the charts with Anthem

first_imgThe truck features an all-new exterior design with optimised aerodynamics, improving fuel efficiency by up to 3 percent while enhancing driver comfort.In addition to a new hood and grille, Mack engineers redesigned the roof and chassis fairings, mirror covers, and front bumper and air dam to more easily cut through the wind.Gauges on the instrument panel have been positioned higher for better driver visibility, while the steering wheel contains illuminated controls for cruise control, Bluetooth and the audio system.The Anthem is available with the Mack MP7, MP8 and MP8-TC engines and in three configurations.Mack also introduced Mack Connect. When a vehicle service is required the closest dealer location is identified, and service bay space and parts availability is confirmed, all while the truck is still on the road.The Mack Anthem is available for order now, with full production beginning in the first quarter of 2018. www.macktrucks.comlast_img read more

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