NYC zoos, aquarium plan to reopen this month

first_imgShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink (Getty)New York City’s zoos and aquarium are planning to open later this month, along with museums and movie theaters.While the definitive reopening of the attractions has not yet been announced, many expect New York City to enter phase 4 on July 20, at the earliest, the New York Times reported. The city entered phase 3 earlier this week.In anticipation of phase 4, the zoos in Central Park, Prospect Park, the Bronx and Queens, and the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn, are planning to open their doors to the public on July 24. Employee and visitor occupancy levels will have to be kept to one-third of normal levels.The five facilities will adopt additional measures to keep visitors safe, including timed ticketing, to keep the numbers of zoo-goers at manageable levels. Some potentially high-risk features will remain closed — like camel rides and the 4D theater — but indoor and outdoor activities alike are expected to resume.Unlike theaters and New York City’s office buildings, the zoos and aquarium were never fully emptied out, even at the height of the shut-down. The permanent residents — the animals — remained, and essential worker employees continued to care for them.When the zoos reopen, healthcare workers will be allowed to attend for free.[NYT] — Georgia Kromrei Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsCoronaviruslast_img read more

Facebook acquires Sanzaru Games

first_imgFacebook acquires Sanzaru GamesStudio behind Asgard’s Wrath to join Oculus Studios and continue VR developmentRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterTuesday 25th February 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleFacebookSanzaru GamesFacebook has acquired Asgard’s Wrath developer Sanzaru Games for an undisclosed amount.Sanzaru will remain an independently operated studio, joining Facebook’s Oculus Studios in a move similar to the company’s acquisition of Beat Games last November.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 In a blog post, Facebook director of content Mike Verdu praised Sanzaru’s previous work in VR, with the developer having made a total of four titles for Oculus since 2016. Verdu declined to speak about Sanzaru’s future projects, and added that the “vast majority” of Sanzaru employees would be joining Oculus Studios.An unknown number of employees will depart the company with the transition, as their employment was contingent on certain projects at Sanzaru. Facebook declined to comment on how many Sanzaru employees would not be joining Oculus Studios.The California-headquartered studio was founded in 2007, and has a total of three offices across California and Ontario. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.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 storiesFacebook acquires Downpour InteractiveDeveloper of Early Access military shooter Onward joins Oculus Studios, will continue supporting non-Oculus VR platformsBy Brendan Sinclair 11 days agoFacebook Gaming creators have earned $50m in Stars in 2020Over 2000 creators are making more than $1,000 per month on the platformBy Rebekah Valentine 4 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Doom co-creator Tom Hall joins Resolution Games

first_imgDoom co-creator Tom Hall joins Resolution GamesIndustry veteran will be the Swedish VR specialist’s senior creative directorMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 24th June 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareResolution Games has brought in veteran designer Tom Hall as senior creative director.Hall has worked in the games industry for more than 30 years, and played a pivotal role in some of its most significant developers and products.As co-founder and creative director at Id Software in the early 1990s, Hall oversaw the development of both Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. He departed Id Software in 1993 for 3D Realms, where he was creative director on the Duke Nukem series, before co-founding Ion Storm in 1996.Hall has also held senior roles at Midway Entertainment, Loot Drop, PlayFirst, and Glu Mobile, and his recruitment represents a major coup for VR specialist Resolution Games.Tommy Palm, CEO of the Swedish firm, noted: “Tom has been a key figure in shaping what video games have become over the last 30 years.”To date, Hall’s involvement in VR and AR has been as a hobbyist, starting with a rudimentary version of Wolfenstein 3D in 1992, and in the form of numerous prototypes in recent years.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 “These are still the early days of what will become a fascinating technology woven into our lives,” Hall added. “I can’t wait to see what bold, fun experiences we can make together.”In March, Resolution Games added Mike Booth, co-founder of Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock Studios, to its board. It now has 66 employees.If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The VR & AR newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesYoshinori Ono joins DelightWorks as president and representative director | Jobs RoundupFunPlus hires Wei Wang as chief creative officer, Arone Le Bray joins The Chinese Room as principal narrative designerBy Jeffrey Rousseau 4 days agoSix additional staff leave Stadia to join Haven StudiosFormer Stadia Games and Entertainment GM Sebastien Puel is a co-founder of Jade Raymond’s new ventureBy Danielle Partis 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Parents of slain college student speak out on ride-sharing safety

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The parents of a University of South Carolina student who mistook her alleged killer’s car for an Uber spoke out Monday to recommend changes in the ride-sharing industry so no one else will have to endure the grief they are experiencing. “We’ve heard from strangers all over the country and so many people have told us it could have been our daughter, our son, ourselves,” Marci Josephson, whose daughter, Samantha, was killed last month, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America.“I think it’s just become such a natural or new phenomenon using Uber. We trust people and you can’t. You have to change the way that the laws are to make it safer because that’s our nature. We automatically assume that we’re safe,” she continued.Samantha’s father, Seymour, added, “We grow up teaching our kids not to get into cars with strangers. And what do we do? We get into cars with strangers.” Samantha Josephson, a senior political science major, was out with friends in the Five Points neighborhood of Columbia, South Carolina when she ordered an Uber to take her home in the early hours of March 29. Security video showed her getting into a car around 2 a.m., which police believe she thought was her Uber.Police said after she got into the car, her alleged killer activated the child safety door locks, preventing her from escaping.Samantha’s body was found in a wooded area near where suspected killer, Nathaniel Rowland, recently lived, police said, and the student’s cellphone and blood were found in Rowland’s car. Rowland was arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping. He is awaiting a bail hearing on April 22. “We just want you to know that she is a fabulous young woman,” Marci Josephson said of her daughter. “Kind, a best friend to everyone, really determined, hard worker and a fun young woman.” Seymour Josephson said he called her “sweet pea.”“I called both of my children sweet pea. They are just, both of my kids, are phenomenal. They’re our best friends,” he said. During a vigil for Samantha earlier this month, Seymour Josephson launched a quest to make sure other students are made aware of the potential dangers of ride-sharing.South Carolina lawmakers introduced the “Samantha L. Josephson Ridesharing Safety Act,” which would require ride-sharing vehicles to have an illuminated, company-provided sign with the company’s “trademark or logo that is patently visible so as to be seen in darkness.”While Seymour Josephson said the proposed law is a “great start,” he wants to see more, including requiring ride-sharing operators to have license plates on the front of their cars. South Carolina is one of 19 states that don’t require license plates on the front of cars.“When the car is pulling up, you can’t see the front license plate,” the father said. He also wants ride-sharing companies to place bar codes on the passenger and driver’s side of vehicles. “You put your phone up to it and if turns green, that’s my ride. If it’s not your ride, it turns red,” he said. “The technology is already out there. It’s a very easy way to implement safety for the consumer as well as the driver.”Marci Seymour said everyone who takes a ride-sharing vehicle should get into the habit of asking the driver if they know the name of the person they are picking up before getting into the car. “It has to be automatic, like putting on a seat-belt,” she said. “You have to ask, ‘What’s my name?’ because it can be anyone.”Samantha Josephson was expected to graduate from the University of South Carolina this spring and was planning to go to law school at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Her parents plan to be at their daughter’s graduation, where her diploma will be presented posthumously. “It will be the hardest thing for us to go, but we want to go,” the mother said. “She wanted us to be there.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Associate Professor

first_imgjeid-f625b89dd75f0940b27915ff4e629ee9 Special Instructions to Applicants:Previous applicants do not need to reapply.The final candidate must submit official transcript(s) and submitto a criminal background check. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:-Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of students fromculturally diverse populations-Demonstrated ability and desire to work with faculty from diversecultural backgrounds-Academic grounding in a field related to curriculum theory-Evidence of a cohesive research agenda and publicationrecord-Successful college teaching experience-Evidence of successful experience in leadership positions indepartment, college, university and professional organizationlevels-Demonstrated experience with and knowledge about use of technologyto support teaching and learning-Demonstrated expertise in interdisciplinary methodologies,approaches and theories-Teaching experience, with certification, at the PK-12 level in astate accredited school-Record of externally funded grants-Demonstrated experience working with master’s and doctoralstudents To be considered for this position please visit our web site andapply on line at the following link: https://jobs.nccu.edu/North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity andaffirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to age, color,disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, geneticinformation, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexualorientation, or status as a protected veteran.center_img Associate ProfessorNorth Carolina Central University Closing Date: at 11:55 PMPrimary Purpose of Position:The Associate/Assistant professor position is to teach graduatecourses, advise graduate students, and contribute to the overallinstructional quality of the academic program. It is expected tocoordinate the concentration in learning disabilities and maintainan active program of scholarship and service that is relevant tothe practical problems and issues of schools. Minimum Education/Experience:Candidates for this position should have an earned doctorate inSpecial Education with primary specialization in learningdisabilities. Experience and research interest in readinginstruction, learning strategies, diversity issues in specialeducation and teacher education are preferred. Applicants shouldhave experience teaching diverse populations in K-12 specialeducation, and demonstrated potential for scholarly publication andsuccessful teaching at the university level. Candidates must hold ateaching license in learning disabilities or be eligible to receiveone. Preference will be given to applicants who have three years ormore of university teaching experience.last_img read more

NIKOLAJ KNOWS TALANT’S PASSWORD: RNL beat Kielce once again!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsRhein Neckar Lowen, once again, showed domination in matches against reigning EHF Champions League winners – Vive Tauron Kielce 28:25 (16:13). Nikolaj Jakobsen obviously knows the key for success against Talant Dujshebaev way of handball. However, the Polish champions are still No.1 in the group, but on Saturday, RK Vardar Skopje will have a chance to overtake that place by victory over RK PPD Zagreb at home.Rhein-Neckar Löwen – KS Vive Tauron Kielce 28:25 (16:13)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka –  Schmid (3), Sigurdsson (7/2), Banea Gonzalez (2), Steinhauser (n.e.), Larsen (2), Reinkind (2), Gedeon Guardiola (1), Groetzki (1), Ekdahl du Rietz (4), Pekeler (1), Petersson (5)KS Kielce: Szmal (ab 30.), Ivic – Jurecki (2), Walczak (1), Reichmann (3/1), Chrapowski, Kus, Aguinagalde (5), Bielecki (3), Jachlewski (1), Ivic, Strelek (4), Lijewski (2), Paczkowski (1), Zorman (2), Bombac (1), DjukicSTANDINGS: SRP Wisla Plock protest against Dujshebaev behaviour Recommended for you Related Items:Nikolaj Jakobsen, Rhein Neckar Lowen, Talant Dujshebaev 4. HC Vardar9603271:248(23)12 German trio and Wisla Plock for EHF European League 2021 trophy 7. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …9207221:240(-19)4 3. Rhein-Neckar Löwen10613281:276(5)13 2. MOL-Pick Szeged10613275:254(21)13 6. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko9135250:274(-24)5 8. IFK Kristianstad9126243:270(-27)4 ShareTweetShareShareEmail IT’S OFFICIAL: Klaus Gärtner replaces Schwalb, Sebastian Hinze form 2022! 5. HC Meshkov Brest10433281:278(3)11 1. KS Vive Tauron Kielce10703294:276(18)14 Click to comment 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

U20 EHF EURO 2018 MVP – Diogo Silva

first_img4 Comments Pingback: The best young line-player of Europe Luis Frade to Sporting CP – SportandoNews ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe U20 EHF EURO 2018 ended with triumph of home team Slovenia after big final against U18 EURO and WOrld champions from France.Hungary are the last team who grabbed ticket for the World Championship 2019 which will be held in Spain.Here are the ALL star team with final ranking. Portuguese right back Diogo Silva is MVP.All Star TeamDefender: Joshua THIELE (GER)Goalkeeper: Robin PAULSEN HAUG (NOR)Left Wing: Dylan NAHI  (FRA)Left Back: Grega OCVIRK  (SLO)Centre Back: Kyllian VILLEMINOT  (FRA)Pivot: Luis FRADE (POR)Right Back: Diogo SILVA POR)Right WinG: Domen NOVAK (SLO)MVP: Diogo SILVA (POR)Top Scorer: Grega OCVIRK (POR) – 57 goalsFINAL RANKING1. Slovenia2. France3. Germany4. Portugal5. Spain6. Croatia7. Iceland8. Serbia9. Norway10. Sweden11. Hungary12. Denmark13. Israel14. Romania15. Russia16. Poland  RESULTS – DAY 7 & 8Saturday 28 July15/16 Placement Match: Russia vs Poland 28:26 (12:11)13/14 Placement Match: Israel vs Romania 30:28 (15:13)11/12 Placement Match: Hungary vs Denmark 31:29 (15:16)9/10 Placement Match: Norway vs Sweden 24:20 (16:6)Sunday 29 JulyFinal: France vs Slovenia 30:31 (16:15)3/4 Placement Match: Germany vs Portugal 29:26 (14:11)5/6 Placement Match: Croatia vs Spain 26:27 (12:13)7/8 Placement Match: Iceland vs Serbia 30:27 (13:12) Pingback: The best young line-player of Europe Luis Frade to Sporting CP | Quality Sports Newscenter_img 4 Comments Pingback: The best young line-player of Europe Luis Frade to Sporting CP – Sports News Index Pingback: U20 EHF EURO 2018 MVP – Diogo Silva – SportandoNews 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

Simon Allan joins Sonne

first_imgPaul says: “I’m delighted to welcome Simon to the team. I’ve worked with him before and I know him to be an outstanding technician with a real understanding of the paint world.“Not only does Simon bring his experience of the domestic bodyshop environment and European paint manufacturers, he is committed to ensuring our partners and customers receive the highest level of support from a technical and product perspective.” Simon Allan has joined Sonne, Hella’s paint division, as a Senior Technical Manager, alongside Head of Division, Paul Tredgold.Simon is now Sonne’s Senior Technical Managerlast_img read more

Mexico Opens Anti-monopoly Probe Amid Oxygen Price Rise

first_img“Before, we might ship one box a day, but it has exploded and now people are asking for 50 boxes,” he said of ivermectin. A woman rubs antibacterial gel into her hands as she waits in a distanced line to get tested for COVID-19 at a mobile diagnostic tent in San Gregorio Atlapulco in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The capital’s health secretariat has erected mobile testing units in the areas of the city hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but with test supplies limited – on Wednesday only 20 were available in San Gregorio Atlapulco – some symptomatic people end up waiting in line on multiple days before successfully getting a test. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) The spike in home treatment not only involves supplementary oxygen. Pharmacies are getting deluged with requests from customers for unproven remedies for COVID-19. Prices for oxygen tanks in Mexico have reportedly tripled since the pandemic hit Mexico in March, and Mexico continues to post record levels of infection. On Thursday, the Health Department said there were 8,438 newly confirmed cases for the previous 24 hours, bringing the country’s case total to 370,712. Confirmed deaths rose by 718 to 41,908. Many Mexicans have tried to treat COVID-19 symptoms at home, either out of fear of going to crowded hospitals or because the government has told people with less severe symptoms to stay at home. But he questioned whether anything illicit was involved. “It was supply and demand. Everybody was asking for oxygen, so it was kind of logical the price would have gone up,” he said. Becerra said oxygen supply companies may have been unprepared for the huge surge in demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.center_img It said that if any violations are found, companies that engage in unfair practices could face fines of up to 8% of annual revenues. MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexico’s anti-monopoly commission said Thursday it is looking into possible price-fixing or monopolistic practices in the market for medical oxygen, after pharmacies reported a spike in prices and difficulties in getting tanks and refills. “Starting in March, it began to get scarce because there was a huge amount of demand. What little we could get hold of went up by 200%” in price, said Juvenal Becerra, whose UNEFARM association represents about 5,600 pharmacies in Mexico. The Federal Economic Competition Commission said it was not pre-judging whether any violations occurred. It said the investigation was opened July 13 and would take at least four months. Becerra said customers were making a run on the antibiotic azithromycin and the anti-parasite drug ivermectin.last_img read more

Racer Turned Quadriplegic Beats One in a Million Odds With Triumphant Recovery

first_imgAfter one year of physical rehabilitation at a hospital medical center, he had regained some movement of his arms and legs, but was still highly impaired, confined to an electric wheelchair and unable to handle any of his own personal needs.Baker’s mother, Laquita Conway, said, “We were told that the maximum amount had been done and that Aaron had recovered as much as possible.” But, she refused to give up hope in a better outcome for her son.A friend informed her about an exercise physiologist named Taylor-Kevin Isaacs, who was the professor of kinesiology at the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled at California State University Northridge. Isaacs had been a professional soccer player who shattered his ankle during a match. In fighting his way back to recovery, he discovered his true passion — physical therapy.A strong believer that exercise is medicine, Isaacs designed an exercise and nutrition regimen for Baker and after 12 weeks, his flexibility had improved dramatically, allowing him to move in a more normal range of motion.Baker’s mobility significantly improved month after month, year after year. While training with Isaacs, Baker went from being tied to a walker, to relying on arm crutches, to using a basic four point cane. Eventually, he was able to walk independently with a single point cane for support. Also noteworthy for Baker’s mother: he regained the ability to hug.By year three, Baker swung his first golf club and rode his first tandem bicycle. In 2007, he and his mother became an unstoppable team, riding a tandem bike across the United States. They rode from San Diego to Florida in 2007 and from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. in 2008. They cycled to raise awareness of the possibilities of recovery, and the necessity for ongoing therapeutic exercise after sustaining a catastrophic injury or illness.After the tour, Baker’s competitive spirit was in full swing. He began training for the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Team in 2009, won gold at the National Championships riding a trike bike in 2011, and was selected to be on the national U.S. Paralympic team for the London Olympic Games in 2012. As an ambassador for Red Bull’s Wings for Life foundation, he will be participating in the world run, on May 3, 2015, to raise money to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. Learn more at AaronBakers.com.Aaron was able to beat his one-in-a-million odds for recovery, and now, along with Isaacs and his mom, he wants to help others move beyond their perceived limitations. The trio opened a state-of-the-art facility in Northridge where other special-need individuals could receive support and have the same opportunity for recovery as he did. The Center of Restorative Exercise (C.O.R.E.), provides customized exercise programs and equipment to those suffering from a spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and other disabling conditions.“Too many people with a disabling condition accept their grim diagnosis and stop pushing for their health,” explained Issacs. “We strongly believe in the restorative and preventive properties of exercise. While physical inactivity can cause the body to break down and degenerate, an active lifestyle can energize, maintain, and return function to the body.”(WATCH the video about Aaron Baker below)SHARE the Inspiration with the Buttons below…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 MoreAddThisMoreFifteen years after a profoundly life-altering accident, Aaron Baker lives a life that medical professionals never believed possible. A professional motocross racer deemed a complete quadriplegic after a training accident in 1999, Baker is now fully independent, walking with just a cane, and accomplishing feats of endurance, from riding a tandem bicycle across the country, to independently walking 20 miles across Death Valley. Aaron’s drive and commitment to his rehabilitation is inspiring people around the world and proving that the human spirit can be an indomitable force.At 20 years-old, Aaron’s motorcycle stalled mid-air during a practice run. When it touched down, the wheels locked, sending him over the handlebars in a dive that broke his cervical vertebrae 4-5-6. When Baker woke up from an emergency surgery, he couldn’t feel anything below his neck.“I couldn’t take a breath on my own,” said Aaron in a video. “All I could do was blink. . . Multiple neurosurgeons gave me a one in a million chance of ever feeding myself again, but this only fueled the fire within me. I thought, who are you to tell me what I can and cannot do?”last_img read more