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Basic Needs Trust Fund Project To Receive $22.4 Million

Basic Needs Trust Fund Project To Receive $22.4 Million

first_imgStory HighlightsA sum of $22.4 million has been allotted to the Office of the Prime Minister in the 2014/15 budget, to complete works under the Basic Needs Trust Fund project.Its overall objectives involved improvements in the human resource base of at risk out-of-school youths.Since implementation, the programme has seen the execution of 19 sub-projects in the areas of vulnerable groups. Advertisements Related$1.2 Billion to be Spent on E-Learning Project A sum of $22.4 million has been allotted to the Office of the Prime Minister in the 2014/15 budget, to complete works under the Basic Needs Trust Fund project (BNTF6).The programme, which ran from June 2009 to December 2013, was implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), with financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).Its overall objectives involved improvements in the human resource base of at risk out-of-school youths; the promotion and strengthening of community organisations; and improvements in the responsiveness and efficiency of development strategies.Since implementation, the programme has seen the execution of 19 sub-projects in the areas of vulnerable groups; health; education; water and sanitation; and the construction of production-related infrastructure.This year’s allotment will go towards implementing consultancies under Local Institutional Strengthening (LIS). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Related$96.6 Million for Banana Accompanying Measures Project Related$464 Million to Improve JCF Capabilities Basic Needs Trust Fund Project To Receive $22.4 Million Budget 2014/2015April 8, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more

Space Ape Games: “Chasing whales is not our strategy”

Space Ape Games: “Chasing whales is not our strategy”

first_imgSpace Ape Games: “Chasing whales is not our strategy”Mobile studio co-founder clarifies monetisation practices after Transformers: Earth Wars player spends $150,000James BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 16th October 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSpace Ape GamesUK developer Space Ape Games has assured that it monetises its games responsibly, as scrutiny around the video games industry increases.The studio is best known for Clash of Clans rival Samurai Siege but has developed a number of other titles, including the similar Rival Kingdoms and Transformers: Earth Wars.Earlier this week, it emerged from the latter’s publisher Yodo1 that individual users’ in-game spending had reached dramatic levels. Kotaku Australia reports that CEO Henry Fong told Game Connect Asia-Pacific attendees one player has spent $150,0000 (AU$222,000) on the title.GamesIndustry.biz followed up with Space Ape, given the growing concern about the way video games are monetised in the wake of the DCMS Committee’s recommendations. For example, the report urged the government to regulate the use of loot boxes and ban them in games for children.Co-founder and COO Simon Hade clarified the relationship in this instance; while Space Ape developed the game, Yodo1 is solely responsible for its operation in China.”Chasing whales is not our strategy and our responsibility as a developer is to deliver a great game that players love to play,” he said. “The most successful games are transparent and generous to players, and so we spend all our energy trying to make games that millions of people will enjoy playing for years and trust that monetisation will follow.  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 “The most important thing developers can do in this regard is to foster a culture within the studio that prioritises doing the right thing with the players in mind.”Hade emphasised that all Space Ape’s games are compliant with industry regulations and best practices, and are all “targeted to adults and cannot be downloaded if you are a minor.””If and when we do make a game that is intended to appeal more broadly, then I expect we’ll age gate features as appropriate.”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 storiesGamesFirst London 2020 and Google I/O cancelledOrganizers pull plug on events citing novel coronavirus concernsBy Brendan Sinclair A year agoHow Space Ape eschewed convention to make its most profitable gameSimon Hade and Nicolas Boulay discuss growing Fastlane: Road to Revenge from $5,000 ad revenue a day to $45,000 in four monthsBy Haydn Taylor 3 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Beetlejuice Will Not Return to Broadway Due to Extended Shutdown

Beetlejuice Will Not Return to Broadway Due to Extended Shutdown

first_imgAlex Brightman in “Beetlejuice”(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Star Files David Josefsberg View Comments The Tony-nominated smash Beetlejuice played its final performance on March 11 at the Winter Garden Theatre. The new musical had originally been slated to end its run on June 6, but the show was sidelined by the coronavirus crisis, which has caused a shutdown of all Broadway performances through June 7.The producers are still considering if there is an opportunity for Beetlejuice to return to Broadway in another theater, something that the show’s star Alex Brightman spoke about in his recent appearance on #LiveatFive: Home Edition. A decision won’t be made until there is more information about the reopening of Broadway. Beetlejuice arrived on Broadway on March 28, 2019 followed an out-of-town run at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre. The production officially opened on April 25 at the Winter Garden Theatre. It went on to garner eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. Brightman, was named Broadway.com’s 2019 Star of the Year.Based on the 1988 Tim Burton movie, the musical features a book by Anthony King and Scott Brown, music and lyrics by Eddie Perfect, choreography by Connor Gallagher and music direction by Kris Kukul. Alex Timbers is the production’s director.Joining Brightman in the closing cast was Presley Ryan as Lydia, former Broadway.com vlogger Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer as Delia, Adam Dannheisser as Charles, Kerry Butler as Barbara, David Josefsberg as Adam, Jill Abramovitz as Maxine Dean/Juno, Kelvin Moon Loh as Otho, Danny Rutigliano as Maxie Dean and Dana Steingold as the Girl Scout. The ensemble included Tessa Alves, Gilbert L. Bailey II, Will Blum, Johnny Brantley III, Ryan Breslin, Natalie Charle Ellis, Brooke Engen, Abe Goldfarb, Eric Anthony Johnson, Elliott Mattox, Mateo Melendez, Sean Montgomery, Ramone Owens, Presley Ryan and Kim Sava.Rounding out the creative team were scenic designer David Korins, costume designer William Ivey Long, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designer Peter Hylenski and projection designer Peter Nigrini, with puppet design by Michael Curry, special effects by Jeremy Chernick, illusions by Michael Weber, music producing by Matt Stine and dance arrangements by David Dabbon.A national tour of Beetlejuice is still scheduled to launch in the fall of 2021. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 6, 2020 Beetlejuice Kerry Butlercenter_img Alex Brightman View All (6) Adam Dannheisser Presley Ryan Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Related Showslast_img read more

UK railway news round-up

UK railway news round-up

first_imgThe InterCity East Coast franchise was handed over from Virgin Trains East Coast to London North Eastern Railway on June 24. VTEC said it had made premium payments of more than £800m since March 2015, ‘an increase of more than 30% on previous payments to government under DOR’. However a ‘slowdown in long-distance rail travel’ had ‘led to Stagecoach/Virgin subsidising premium payments to government with more than £200m of shareholders’ money and the early end of the East Coast contract.’ David Horne remains Managing Director of the franchise and said ‘our message to customers, employees and everyone who depends on this service is that it is business as usual.’The first of the CAF Class 195 DMUs ordered by Eversholt for use by for Northern arrived at the Royal Portbury Dock in Bristol from Spain on June 25. It was then transported by road to Merseyside for finishing work over the next few weeks before the start of testing.The Scottish government’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon appointed Member of the Scottish Parliament for Falkirk West Michael Matheson as Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity on June 26; he succeeds Humza Yousaf who has been named Justice Secretary.Go-Ahead Group has appointed Patrick Verwer as CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway. He will join GTR in early July. Verwer was Managing Director of London Midland in 2012-17, having come to the UK from the Netherlands in 2003 as Managing Director of Merseyrail.Breich station will close for 12 weeks from June 23 while a £2·4m project is undertaken to modify platform lengths and heights, improve access and modernise lighting, CCTV, passenger information and ticket machines. The station which was used by an estimated 48 passengers in 2016-17 was reprieved from closure following a consultation in 2017.BAM Nuttall has appointed Global Rail Construction to produce GRIP 4 and 5 designs for power, signal and optic fibre cable management between Gunnersbury Junction and Richmond in London.Siemens Rail Automation has appointed ESG Rail to provide mechanical and electrical design and first-in-class support services for the installation of Trainguard 200 ETCS Level 2 equipment on Class 66 locomotives under Network Rail’s ETCS freight train fitment programme.The Transport Select Committee published a report on rail infrastructure investment on June 28, saying current transport scheme appraisal methods favour London as they are weighted towards the reduction of congestion and journey time savings, which ‘actively disadvantages less economically buoyant regions’. Chair Lilian Greenwood MP said ‘while we accept that annual snapshots of comparative regional investment can be problematic, and that investment in one area can lead to benefits in another, some regions have faced decades of under-investment in their parts of the rail network’.On June 26 Stadler said the design phase of the new Merseyrail EMU fleet was close to completion, the on-board systems had been ordered and production of car bodies was about to start at its Szolnok plant in Hungary. Around half of the bodies will be fitted out at Altenrhein in Switzerland and half at Siedlce in Poland, with the first expected to be completed in September.Network Rail and Powys County Council have completed a £7·5m project at Talerddig which included the construction of 2 km of of new road and two new road over bridges which have enabled the closure of eight level crossings.last_img read more

AUDIO: NFF won’t set target for CHAN Eagles – Seyi Akinwunmi

AUDIO: NFF won’t set target for CHAN Eagles – Seyi Akinwunmi

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SEYI-AKINWUNMI.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedNFF Chief Reaffirms Focus On AFCON Qualification At Eagles Squad UnveilingAugust 24, 2018In “National Team”Enyimba Captain Excited At Super Eagles CallJuly 13, 2017In “Nigeria”NFF To Unveil Major Sponsorship For Women Football – AkinwunmiDecember 24, 2018In “National Team” 1st Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi, says the home-based Super Eagles have not been given a minimum target ahead of the 5th Championship for African Nations (CHAN) which begins in Morocco on Saturday.The Super Eagles play in Group C alongside 2014 winners, Libya, host of the 2016 edition, Rwanda, and debutants, Equatorial Guinea.Despite being one of the biggest football nations in Africa, Nigeria has failed to truly impress at this competition meant for only players who ply their trade in their respective home leagues. The Super Eagles failed to qualify for the first two editions of the competition and got knocked out from the group stage in 2016, with their best ever performance being finishing third under the late Coach Stephen Keshi in 2014.The Nigeria Professional Football League, from where Coach Salisu Yusuf picked the Super Eagles players, has experienced huge improvements and growth in recent years with more money and better organization introduced, prompting an extra level of expectation from many of the country’s football fans on the chances of the team to succeed in Morocco.In an exclusive interview withBusybuddiesng.com, Akinwunmi, who is also Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, said the NFF sent the team to Morocco “without giving any direct target,” but it is “going to try and win” the tournament.“We’ve planned to win, but if they don’t they won’t be castigated because of that,” said Akinwunmi. “We know it’s a competition and we are one of the competitors, but we go to competitions hoping and expecting to win.”Nigeria will play Rwanda on January 15 in their first game before taking on Libya four days later, and, then, Equatorial Guinea on January 23 in their quest to qualify from the group stage of the competition.The winner of the tournament will receive of 1.25 million dollars in prize money.last_img read more