GameStop reportedly shutting down all stores in California

first_imgGameStop reportedly shutting down all stores in CaliforniaRetailer had previous tried to remain open despite shelter in place order, saying it was “essential business”Rebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterFriday 20th March 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareGameStop has reportedly shut down all of its stores in the state of California in response to a government lockdown order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).”We are closing our stores in California,” the company said in a note to its stores, obtained by Kotaku.”The closure will remain in effect until further notice as we obtain more information from the California Governor’s Office.”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 California’s San Mateo county has been under a shelter-in-place order since March 17, which directed all non-essential businesses to close. That order was extended to the entire state of California yesterday.However, prior to today, GameStop was keeping its stores open even amidst lockdowns, saying its sale of products used for working for home qualified it as “essential retail” — a move disputed but not enforced by San Mateo county.GamesIndustry.biz has reached out to GameStop for comment on its policies going forward as COVID-19 safety measures continue to ramp up.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesResident Evil: Village is the third biggest PS5 launch so far | UK Boxed ChartsBut physical sales down over previous Resident Evil gamesBy Christopher Dring YesterdayEpic reportedly offered $200m to Sony for PlayStation exclusivesThe firm also reportedly started discussions with Microsoft and noted that securing first-party Nintendo games would be a “moonshot”By Marie Dealessandri YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Winter storm moving east heading into weekend

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Most of the eastern U.S. is in the grip of wintry weather with cold temperatures and snowfall.Anywhere from 3 to 7.5 inches of snow fell Wednesday from the Carolinas to New Jersey and western New York — producing numerous accidents and spinouts.Now, a new storm is moving from west to east over the next several days and bringing heavy snow, ice and heavy rain.The western storm brought more than 2 inches of rain to Southern California and wind gusts to near 70 mph. Also, several inches of snow fell in the Southern California mountains Wednesday.The storm will continue to move through the Southwest on Thursday from California into Arizona and New Mexico with rain and mountain snow. Some minor flash flooding is possible.By Friday afternoon, the storm system will redevelop in southern Texas and bring with it heavy rain. Heavy snow and ice will break out to the north on Friday night into Saturday morning from the Texas Panhandle to central Oklahoma.The storm system will move into the Southeast by Sunday, bringing heavy snow and ice to the southern Appalachian Mountains and heavy rain for the eastern Gulf Coast states. Major ice and snow is forecast for the Carolinas and into Virginia and parts of northern Georgia.Heavy snow is forecast from the Texas Panhandle to southern Virginia, where locally 6 to 12 inches of snow is possible. Some areas in the southern Appalachian Mountains could see more than a foot of snow.Some areas from Oklahoma to the Carolinas could see up to half an inch of ice accumulate on cold surfaces — a major deal since this far south they don’t deal well with wintry precipitation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Swiss champion to be decided in fifth match!

first_imgKadetten Schaffhausen Swiss Super Cup 2019 winners Related Items:handball play off, Kadetten Schaffhausen, Swiss handball, wacker thun Kadetten Schaffhausen to keep Luka Maros until 2021 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail No winners in Schaffhausen ShareTweetShareShareEmailComments Swiss champion will be decided in the fifth match of the Play-Off Final next Saturday when Wacker Thun will be the host! The best team after regular part of the season beat three times in a row champion Kadetten in Schaffhausen 27:26 (12:9) and from 0:2 came to the 2:2 in the final series. Kadetten has lost the big chance to secure the new title and the place at the VELUX EHF Champions League. Now, Wacker has bigger chance to win the trophy after 10 years!Kadetten Schaffhausen – Wacker Thun 26:27 (9:12)Kadetten Schaffhausen: Quadrelli/Aleksejev (39. bis 55.); Bucher, Emrich (2), Goepfert (1), Jurca (4/2), Kukucka (3), Mamic (4), Pendic (2), Prieto, Starczan (5), Stojanovic (2), Tominec (2), Ursic (1).Wacker Thun: Winkler/Merz; Buri (1), Caspar (5/3), Chalkidis, Dähler (1), Franic (6), Friedli (4), Hüsser (4), Isailovic (1), Lanz, Linder (2), Rathgeb, Studer (3), von Deschwanden. Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Miljan Pusica to Orlen Wisla Plock!

first_imgCan somebody say something about this player ? Related Items:Miljan Pusica, Wisla Plock I hope that too. But I really don’t believe in it. You want to win titles, so you need something better. But good luck anyway EHF CL TOP 16 phase starts in Plock Recommended for you Piotr 14. April 2014. at 14:12 POLISH FINAL: Easy job for Kielce – 1:0 oiler 14. April 2014. at 14:45 oiler 15. April 2014. at 16:23 Sasho 15. April 2014. at 22:18 ShareTweetShareShareEmailcenter_img 5 Comments Sasho- so I hope that Manolo know who take to his team and see in this player good man which can change Nenadic. Sasho 15. April 2014. at 13:30 Strange buy. Maybe they are satisfied with a top 3 position. 5 Comments ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsWisla Plock coach Manolo Cadenas working on his plan to find the young players with a lot of potential with whom Polish vice-champions could be competitive at European level. The new signing is Serbian left back Miljan Pusica (23), who is coming from domestic champion RK Vojvodina, writes Balkan-Handball.com. Serbian NT member, which best quality is defensive performance, signed two years contract with the Polish team.He was with Serbia at Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark, but out of the squad as 17th player. Hi OilerMiljan is a good defensive player. But I have to say he is an average attack player. In his time here in Vojvodina, he did ok. But Vojvodina is an average team and not on the same level like Wisla. So its a big surprise to me that they signed him. Here we have many players like him. He would be a good player for a team in the middle of the league or second Bundesliga. I hope he will be ok. But don’t get your hopes up to high. Good luck. MVM Veszprem secure second place – Celje score 43 against Turks Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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The world must settle for ‘second best policies’

first_img“Negotiations on issues leading to ‘closed doors’ (e.g. on long-term stabilisation levels and/or aggressive action now) are likely to prove a waste of time and negotiating effort,” it says.As a result, the report recommends, negotiators should move away from Kyoto’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach with targets and timetables, and replace it with a ‘second-best’ approach, entailing flexible solutions that allow countries to fix their own climate regime according to their circumstances.“Participation of the US is only likely to be ensured if, for instance, research and development in emission reduction technologies or sequestration of carbon can be included as part of future commitments,” it says. “Participation by the developing countries is highly unlikely without the participation of the US, which is the largest and most wealthy emitter.” So argues Looking beyond Kyoto, a report published earlier this month (May) by the Danish Environmental Assessment Institute (IMV). The institute was founded in 2002 by the Danish maverick environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and associate professor in political science at the University of Århus.IMV studies the avenues open to global talks on combating greenhouse gas emissions and finds that pushing too hard in one direction is more likely to derail negotiations as the policy positions taken by various nations are now firmly entrenched.The EU has demonstrated its commitment to emission targets and is taking serious action quickly in order to meet long term goals. The US is not considering taking such action or fixing emission targets and the Bush administration is sticking to its guns on finding technological solutions to the problem.last_img read more

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Slightly Stoopid Gets New York Lifted at Hammerstein Ballroom

first_imgManhattan buzzed with the anticipation on the first Friday of Spring. People lined the outside of Hammerstein Ballroom to see reggae/rock/punk band Slightly Stoopid.  Security gave me a thorough search before entering the venue.  “Empty your pockets please,” the female guard said.  I pulled my cell phone out of my left pocket, and my keys and lighter out of my right.  “Sorry,” she said taking the lighter from my palm and throwing into a pile of confiscated fire, “Go ahead in.”As I stepped into the skunk smelling lobby, I was welcomed by the familiar soulful sound of opener Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why from Asbury Park, NJ.  After a quick 30 minute set, the band Tribal Seeds took the stage and gave the venue a more punk/reggae feel.I settled into the mezzanine section right at the end of Tribal Seeds set.  At 9:30 PM, all seven members of Slightly Stoopid took the stage to a roaring crowd. “You ready to get stoopid?” front men Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald call out to their fans.The opening song was their single “Don’t Stop” off of the album Top of the World released in 2012.  Traditional reggae palm muted guitar riffs filled Hammerstein as clouds of smoke rose from parts of the crowd.  As soon as Slightly told everyone to “light it and put it in the air,” at the beginning of “Anywhere I Go,” the entire GA area began to glow with the sparking of blunts, joints, and bowls and there I was… without a lighter.Conga drums (played by Oguer “OG” Ocon) and the horn section (DeLa & Karl Denson on saxophone and C-Money on trumpet) gave the ganja filled venue that psychedelic San Diego feel New York City needed after a long winter.It was during the song “Wicked Rebel” when I realized how incredibly short all of Slightly Stoopid’s songs are. Before you knew it, they moved on to “Somebody” off of the album Closer to the Sun (2008). With that glimpse of Slightly’s heavier side, the punks in the crowd created a swirling mosh pit in the center of the floor like an eye of a storm.The show constantly changed moods, switching from heavy to calm, punk to reggae, acoustic to electric.  One of my favorite moments was when the song “Closer to The Sun” was played mid set. It was sang and played so beautifully and smiles were on every face surrounding me and we all calmly swayed to the sweet song.  This peaceful moment was then followed by Slightly’s trashing rendition of Nirvana’s “Territorial Pissings”. “Rest in Peace Kurt, we miss you,” Doughty said as the song ended.Slightly Stoopid played most of their hits such as “Running with a Gun” and “Officer” before leaving the stage briefly.  The encore began with a quiet cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire”.  I was pleased to finally hear “Collie Man”, a personal favorite.  They closed out the entire show with the song “We Don’t Wanna Go” which was almost too appropriate before they left the stage.As the stoned audience members walked out of Hammerstein, I noticed the differences in age. They ranged anywhere from 15 to 40 years-old and all seemed more than satisfied with the show they just saw.  But let’s be real, who doesn’t enjoy music about weed, sunshine, and good times? It’s concerts like Slightly Stoopid’s that show us that reggae music can be universally loved and is the perfect medicine for the Winter blues.-Diana KumpfCheck out a couple of videos from the show, courtesy of Marc Millman:“Collie Man”:“I’m On Fire”:last_img read more

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A Look Through The ‘Portal Of Love’: A Night Of Debauchery At The Museum of Sex

first_imgThe Portal Of Love at the Museum of Sex on 2/15 was posed to be a seductive collaboration of the psychedelic, transformational scene, with a splash of the Burning Man atmosphere, and an air of playfulness provided by the Merry Pranksters. Unfortunately, due to irresponsible planning and lack of communication with security teams and volunteers, the only vibe that was cultivated early in the night was one of frustration, intimidation and confusion.The line wrapped around the building waiting in the freezing cold. Having only one entrance to the building (no artist entrance or separate lines for will-call/list) the doors were flooded and volunteers were overwhelmed.Upon entering with one of the headliners, Soohan, and his crew, I was immediately expelled by a burly bouncer who had no idea that he was an artist, as well as being a member of the press. The only saving grace was a sweet body painter, Scotty Bags, who recognized me from several New York Burning Man parties. He demanded that the bouncer let us in. Even so, we were accosted several times by volunteers who seemingly had no idea what was going on around them, as the influx of people stressed them to the point of aggression or apathy.Once the dust settled, despite the layout of the building being almost impossible to navigate (and security and volunteers left completely in the dark), the artwork was really engaging and interesting. The idea behind the party was well intentioned, but unmanageable for an amateur production team. People flooded the hallways looking for each stage, barely able to find what they were looking for.It wasn’t really all that bad. People were so petrified of leaving the museum for a smoke break, (seeing as they would have to wait back on a two hour line, or of the threat of ejection) that they took to smoking in one of the art installations (The Hall of Mirrors, a miniature maze of mirrors), as well as in the basement.There was an eclectic mix of party goers most of whom had decided not to don costumes or eccentric garb, but after the door debacle the crowd was ready to get down and let off some steam. The energy was high, people were kind and conscious of others (after the fact, I had heard of only one groping, despite the sexually charged atmosphere). The entertainers were on point, hoopers and a magician named Magic Mike dazzled minds and lifted the mood.The line up was incredible…once you could find who you were looking for. Some of the stages kept artists redlining due to poor acoustics and lack of regulation by sound techs. lll-Esha jumped on multiple stages to get down with the artists, including Branx. The laid back atmosphere of main stage made it possible for funky experimentation, with more than enough room to wiggle around beats and butts. The main room also had an amazing array of projection visuals fabricated by Oliver Allaux and team. I can honestly say my favorite performance of the night was the Honey Comb and Brightside collaboration in the basement. The liquid melodies melded with guttural driving sounds complimented each other in the most spectacular ways. As usual, Soohan brought the bounce in the main room keeping the crowd on their feet. Towards the end of the night, Subset (of BASSment Saturdays) enthralled the listeners with genuine dub-step.I have to emphasize that the caliber of the venue outweighed the experience of the production team, however I have no doubt that with continuation, they will be known for outlandish, avant garde events that center around community support and sustainability. The focus of these events, as well as the music, trail-blazes the unification movement and transcends any music/art scene in New York City.All in all, the super family vibe that Alex Scaglione knows how to curate made this event worth while.Photos by Filip Zalewskilast_img read more

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Study Suggests Good Cheer May Spread Itself

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen you’re smiling, the whole world really does smile with you. A paper being published Friday in a British medical journal concludes that happiness is contagious — and that people pass on their good cheer even to total strangers. American researchers who tracked more than 4,700 people in Framingham, Mass., as part of a 20-year heart study also found the transferred happiness is good for up to a year.  (Full Associated Press story at Yahoo!) (Photo courtesy of Sun Star) Smiling really is contagious!  This is great, now a real reason not to be a sourpuss. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Virginia Jeep Club Shuttles 150 Nurses to Hospital During Blizzard (Video)

first_imgEven Snowmageddon has it’s heroes.The Seven Hills Jeep Club has volunteered its wheels to shuttle back and forth from work the nurses, who are always needed in the Lynchburg, Virginia hospitals, even in the midst of an East Coast blizzard.NEED TO SMILE MORE OFTEN?….GET OUR GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSThe jeeps will be available with driving services until the snowfall subsides this weekend.(WATCH the video above from WDBJ)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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