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World’s largest esports organisations sign up for Clash Royale League

World’s largest esports organisations sign up for Clash Royale League36 teams from North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America to compete in $1 million World FinalHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterTuesday 3rd April 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSupercellClash Royale developer Supercell has revealed plans for an esports league featuring some of the largest competitive gaming organisations in the world. The league follows Supercell’s recent foray into esports which saw 25 million players compete to qualify for a spot in the forthcoming league, with just 7,000 making it through to the next round. In the next few months, the pro teams will create their rosters from this pool of players. Household names in esports such as Cloud9, Team SoloMid, and Counter Logic Gaming are already signed up, along with other well-recognised organisations from across the globe. Eight teams from North America will be joined by 28 other teams from Europe, Asia, and Latin America to compete in the World Finals for their share of the $1 million prize pool. “The level of enthusiasm we’ve seen from the most respected esports teams in the world is as humbling as it is exciting, and we’re looking forward to supporting them in order to grow the Clash Royale esports ecosystem for our players,” said Tim Ebner, head of esports at Supercell. “Staying true to the Supercell vision of making games everyone can enjoy for years and years, the Clash Royale League (CRL) will continue to offer as many players as possible an open path to competing at the highest level.”Two CRL regions, Mainland China and Asia, will have a Spring Season which runs from March 23 to June 3 in China, and April 27 to July 14 in Asia. 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 Other regions will begin competing with the Fall Season in August, leading up to World Finals which will take place in Winter 2018. Each of the CRL regions will be comprised of 4-12 teams, with 4-6 players per team. Top teams from each region will advance to the World Finals.Supercell recently posted its lowest earnings in three years, but with global esports revenue projected to hit $1.65 billion by 2021, now is seemingly a good time to invest in the scene. 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 storiesSupercell ordered to pay Gree $92m in lawsuitJury found developer had infringed on six patents protecting Gree’s technologyBy Danielle Partis 2 days agoMetacore secures €150m credit line from SupercellThe funding will go towards growing the Merge Mansion developer’s team and expand its operationsBy Marie Dealessandri 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. read more

Lady Dragons fall on the road at Northwest

first_imgHomeSportsLady Dragons fall on the road at Northwest By Mark Carpenter-A tough season continued on Jan. 11 for the West Union Lady Dragons varsity basketball squad as they traveled to Northwest High School for a non-conference battle with the host Lady Mohawks. The Lady Mohawks presented a “tall” challenge.literally and figuratively, for the Lady Dragons, but the young and scrappy West Union squad put up a fight.The Lady Dragons led at the half but a disastrous third quarter where they were outscored 28-9 proved to be the difference as the Lady Mohawks pulled away for an eventual 66-42 victory.The West Union girls got off to a good start in Saturday’s contest with five girls scoring in the first quarter, including two baskets from freshman Audrey Weakley and a Christian Shivener three-pointer, and only trailed 14-12 after one period of play. In the second quarter, the Lady Dragons got three-point goals from Weakley and Lexie Rowe, outscored Northwest 12-9, and took a 24-23 lead into the halftime break.After the intermission, the fortunes quickly changed for the visitors. The Lady Mohawks found their stroke and lit up the scoreboard for 28 big ones in the third, 12 of those from Valerie Copas and 10 more from Keirah Potts. The Lady Dragons could not keep up with that Northwest outburst and after three quarters of action, the home team had taken control, now leading 51-33.The Lady Mohawks made it a sweep of the second half, winning the final quarter 15-9 to post the deceptive 66-42 final.The loss dropped the Lady Dragons to 2-12 on the season and they were paced by 11 points from Lexie Rowe, 9 from Christian Shivener, 8 from Maddie Taylor, and 7 from Audrey Weakley.Northwest won their eighth straight game and improved to 13-1 on the year and placed three players in double figures- Haidyn Wamsley with 17, Valerie Copas with 16, and Keirah Potts with 14.The West Union girls were back in action on Monday, Jan. 13 with a trip to Lynchburg in Southern Hills Athletic Conference play. The Lady Dragons will host Peebles in SHAC play on Thursday, Jan. 16.West Union12 12 9 9 —42Northwest14 9 28 15 —66W. Union (42): Grooms 1 1-2 3, Taylor 4 0-0 8, Purcell 2 0-0 4, Shivener 2 4-6 9, Rowe 3 4-6 11, Weakley 3 0-0 7, Team 15 9-16 42.Northwest (66): Webb 1 0-0 2, Copas 6 2-4 16, Wamsley 6 2-2 17, Potts 5 4-5 14, Jenkins 3 0-1 6, Knittel 3 3-6 9, Montgomery 1 0-0 2, Team 25 11-18 66.Three-Point Goals:W. Union (3)- Shivener 1, Rowe 1, Weakley 1Northwest (5)- Copas 2, Wamsley 3 PreviousSiblings now Peebles Hall of FamersNextSenior Profile- Brycen Staten, West Union High School Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Widow of Pulse nightclub shooter acquitted on all counts

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Noor Salman, the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, was declared not guilty on all counts Friday morning.She faced charges of obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization. She faced life in prison if convicted.“The family is elated,” said Susan Clary, a family spokeswoman, outside of court after the verdict. “Noor can go home now to her son … resume her life and try to pick up the pieces from two years in jail.”Prosecutors and defense attorneys painted radically different pictures of Salman over the course of the trial: on the one hand, helping her husband prepare for the attack and on the other, an abused woman who “married a monster.”“The family always thought that Noor was the first victim of Omar Mateen,” Clary said Friday.Al Salman, Noor’s uncle, who Clary said has acted as her father figure, was overjoyed at the news.He said Friday was a “Good Friday for everybody. It’s Holy Friday for Muslims and Good Friday for Christians.”“We [are] looking forward to taking my niece and hire a therapist for her,” he added. “I don’t know how she’s going to make up for the last two years.”The trial started two weeks ago in U.S. District Court in Orlando, Florida.The court is about two miles away from the site of the nightclub where Mateen killed 49 people and injured 58 others in the June 12, 2016, attack. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.On Thursday, the jury opted not to take an additional hour to deliberate, instead choosing to come back on Friday with the verdict.One of Noor Salman’s attorneys, Fritz Schellar, said that immediately after the verdict was read, “she was overwhelmed, we were all overwhelmed.”“There’s rejoicing but there’s sorrow because she’s been in prison for over a year, separated from her son,” Schellar said.John Mina, the chief of the Orlando Police Department, released a statement following the verdict, saying he believes in the criminal justice system and is thankful for the hard work of the jurors, attorneys and the FBI involved in the case.“Nothing can erase the pain we all feel about the senseless and brutal murders of 49 of our neighbors, friends, family members and loved ones,” Mina said in the statement.“Our community is strong, and the men and women of the Orlando Police Department stand ready to put themselves in harm’s way to protect our residents and visitors,” he said.However, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said he was “disappointed.”“I am disappointed in the outcome of the trial and know that the victims and/or their families are more disappointed,” Demings said in a statement.“This has been an emotional event for our community and many may feel that justice has not prevailed; however, the system of justice has spoken and we should look to the continued healing for the families and our entire community so that this event will not define us,” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

In wake of tragedy in places of worship, faith leaders come together to discuss challenges

first_imgiStock (CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Monday marks the fourth anniversary of the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.Nine black people were shot dead at a bible study by a racist gunman hoping to start a race war.After the terrible tragedy, some of the victim’s family members tried to apply their faith quickly in extraordinary ways, according the church’s pastor Rev. Eric Manning, who told ABC News that he saw the strength in families’ right after the shooting.During the shooter’s bond hearing which occurred days after the shooting, a family member told the shooter she forgave him.“We have not seen that level of forgiveness so quickly. Usually, of course, it takes some people some time, and I said before some members of Mother Emmanuel have not even gotten there yet,” Manning told ABC News in an exclusive interview.Manning, as well as those affected by two other mass shootings at American houses of worship, sat down with ABC News while they were in the nation’s capital.At a briefing last month, an FBI counterterrorism official said the bureau is seeing an increase in “people who advocate for the supremacy of the white race.” Since the Pittsburgh shooting, where the gunman allegedly shouted anti-Semitic threats as he killed worshipers, the bureau has seen a 30% increase involving these types of cases. The FBI tracks hate crimes, and religion is one of the primary categories. People of faith were targeted in nearly 21% of cases in 2017, according to the FBI.These leaders came to Washington, D.C., to speak at the National Cathedral with religious leaders in the city about how to prepare their own congregations for a targeted attack and how to rebuild afterward. The event was organized by the city’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.Allan Hausman, the vice president of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were killed in October 2018, told ABC News that “people are scared right now” and every similar shooting reopens old wounds.“It essentially just opens the wounds again. It’s really, really hard to see your folks almost reliving the entire event right when they were getting to a point where they were beginning to learn how to deal with it,” he said.Sadly, these congregations still receive threats frequently and felt the need to beef up security in their houses of worship.Frank Pomeroy, the pastor at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, said their congregation constantly gets threats from conspiracy theorists who personally attack him and say the shooting was an effort to take away guns. Some even theorize about his daughter Annabelle, one of 26 churchgoers who were killed in November 2017.“I have been told by some that Annabel never existed. And by some [that] I’ve human trafficked her away,” Pomeroy said.Some threats allegedly came from Jodie Mann and Robert Ussery, who prosecutors say go by the names Conspiracy Granny and Side Thorn. Both are now facing federal gun charges and county trespassing charges.The threats have led to a financial cost, Manning said, “So it comes out of our tithing offerings and as part of the operating costs of the church.”“We have security protocol that details what to do when we receive emails that are threatening,” Manning continued.But with all the pain and challenges, the worship leaders have been struck by the resilience of their congregations.“How do you heal? You watch others that inspire you. I watch Jenni, who had her 18-month-old baby in her arms and lost her and her husband, and I see she gets up every day,” Frank Pomeroy’s wife, Sherri Pomeroy, said.“How can I disappoint Jenni and not get up and heal? I can just honor those that have gone ahead by walking in their footsteps,” she said.And through that forgiveness comes hope.“If we stop spreading hope, then we let evil win,” Sherri Pomeroy said.“If you choose hope and mercy and grace over pessimism and hate and divisiveness,” Frank Pomeroy added, “you’re going to heal and you’re going to be able to move forward.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Judge temporarily halts transfer of coronavirus patients to quarantine facility in California city

first_imgiStock(COSTA MESA, Calif.) — A city in California won a battle against the state Friday, at least temporarily, when a judge halted the transfer of people diagnosed with the coronavirus to its community for a quarantine site.Costa Mesa, California, filed a legal action after it learned federal officials planned to use its Fairview Development Center to house and quarantine several patients who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.The city said it was given little notice, and without input, about the plan.“We have received no information regarding how the facility will be prepared, what precautions will be taken to protect those in the facility as well as those who live nearby, and other important planning measures,” Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley said in a statement.Judge Josephine Staton, according to the city, issued the temporary restraining order late Friday night. An expedited hearing is expected to be held Monday afternoon.Foley said the planned quarantine facility is adjacent to several residential neighborhoods and she and the Costa Mesa City Council were concerned about the safety of residents.“Our top priority is the safety and security of this community and those who live in this region,” she said.The city filed the injunction largely because it says it was excluded from the process and hopes to have a dialogue with state, federal and local agencies going forward. “A full and complete explanation of all plans is required,” the city said in a statement.“Our staff and council have worked nonstop to piece together information, and we voted unanimously in an emergency meeting to file a request for a legal injunction to halt this plan,” Arlis Reynolds, a Costa Mesa council member, said in a statement Friday.In the U.S., there are 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the CDC. There are 21 people, 18 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was docked in Japan, who tested positive for the virus and were repatriated to the U.S.Globally, there are reportedly more than 75,000 cases of the coronavirus, which has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, with over 2,300 related deaths.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual for 2021

first_imgLeave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room. Organizers on Wednesday said that this year they will premiere over 70 films on a custom online platform during the seven day event. There will also be some socially distanced screening opportunities around the country. The festival has been preparing for various scenarios for months as the pandemic has raged on. The festival this year runs from January 28 through February 3, and tickets will be available for purchase for the general public beginning Jan. 7.last_img read more

Faculty Credentialing & Compensation Specialist

first_imgBackground Check Statement: The selectedcandidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of acriminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprintchecks, local agency checks, employment verification, verificationof education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally,selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’sStatement of Economic Interest. For more information, please followthis link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/EEO STATEMENT: The Virginia Community CollegeSystem, an EEO employer, welcomes applications frompeople of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverseworkforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providinga work environment free of discrimination and harassment.Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirementsand individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination andharassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities,political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or othernon-merit factors. Faculty Credentialing & CompensationSpecialistGeneral Description: The Faculty Credentialingand Compensation Specialist role supports the recruitment, hiringand retention of faculty in compliance with VCCS and NOVA policiesand procedures and with SACS accreditation standards. The FacultyCredentialing and Compensation Specialist is responsible for theevaluation of faculty teaching, administrative, and professionalpositions to determine qualifications and rank eligibility. Thisposition is responsible for reviewing and processing overloads,workload exceptions, reassigned time, promotion reviews, multi-yearrecommendations and additional compensation requests in variousformats for faculty members. The position is also tasked withresearching and troubleshooting adjunct faculty pay, workload andcontract concerns, and assists with special projects, audits, andother activities.The Faculty Credentialing and Compensation Specialist willregularly review, recommend, and modify business processes asneeded to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of thoseprocesses. The Credential Specialist will develop workingrelationships with Division personnel to address Division needs anddevelop working relationships with external businesses andagencies.Knowledge: Knowledge of Commonwealth andCollege’s human resource policies and procedures. Knowledge of SACSaccreditation requirements and guidelines. Knowledge of principlesand procedures in the recruitment, selection and retention ofemployees. Knowledge of principles and procedures for providingcustomer and personal services. This includes customer needsassessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluationof customer satisfaction. Knowledge of administrative proceduresand systems; including managing files and records and ensuringappropriate confidentiality in regard to personnel information.Knowledge of business and management principles involved instrategic planning, resource allocation, human resource modeling,leadership techniques, and coordination of people andresources.Skills: Communication comprehension skills tounderstand and interpret written policies and procedures.Communicate effectively in both written and oral formats asappropriately needed for the audience. Active listening skills ingiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking timeto understand others’ points of view, and asking appropriatequestions. Use critical thinking skills by identifying anddetermining alternative solutions and conclusions/approaches toproblems. Decision-making skills that considers relative costs andbenefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate actionto take.Abilities: Ability to communicate informationand ideas so others will understand. Ability to recognize whensomething is wrong or is likely to go wrong and appropriatelycommunicate the issue. The ability to analyze and providerecommendations to changes or modifications to existing proceduresand processes. Ability to develop constructive and cooperativeworking relationships with others and maintain them over time.Ability to compile, categorize, calculate, audit and verify humanresources information and data. Ability to prioritize andmanagement multiple tasks and work in fast-paced environment;ability to work with interruptions. Ability to exercise goodjudgment, discretion and confidentiality. Demonstrated ability tomaintain automated databases, perform automated report management,and produce automated reports.Minimum Qualifications: Associate degree inBusiness, Human Resources or related field or a combination ofrelated education, experience and training. Experience in HumanResources. Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Outlook,Word, Excel and AccessPreferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree orhigher in Human Resources or similar field. Considerable experiencein Human Resources, in academic administration, and/or evaluatingcredentials for teaching. Expert level proficiency with MicrosoftWord, Excel and Access. Experience with Microsoft Teams.For further information and to Apply: https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/33099last_img read more

NEW LOOK: Croatia without Kopljar, Cupic, Karacic and Brozovic in France

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsCroatia will start a new Olympic cycle with some new faces in the team. Zeljko Babic who changed his decision about leaving hot Croatian bench, made some changes in the team, who will stay without a help of players like Ivan Cupic, Igor Karacic, Ilija Brozovic or Marko Kopljar.Ivan Sliskovic won’t be also a part of the team due mononucleosis which keep him out of handball since Rio.Croatia will stay preparation for World Championship 2017 in France on December 26, while the only friendly matches will play against Montenegro and Tunisia.Croatian 16 for WCh 2017:Filip Ivić – HC Vive Tauron KielceIvan Stevanović – RK PPD ZagrebIvan Pešić – HC Meshkov BrestJerko Matulić – HC NantesJosip Božić-Pavletić – RK NEXEManuel Štrlek – HC Vive Tauron KielceLovro Mihić – HC Wisla PlockTin Kontrec – RK PPD ZagrebMarko Mamić – HC DunqerkeStipe Mandalinić – RK PPD ZagrebSandro Obranović – HC MOL Pick SzegedLovro Jotić – RK PPD ZagrebLuka Cindrić – HC VardarLuka Stepančić – HC Paris Saint-GermainLuka Šebetić – RK PPD ZagrebŠime Ivić – HC Wisla Plock Related Items: ShareTweetShareShareEmail 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

Last Word

first_imgWhen he asked a group of firefighters in Columbia, S.C., what a lawyer could do for them, most respondents said “handle speeding tickets” and “divorce.” But handling speeding tickets didn_t feel quite right, and each divorce called for specific details. He wanted to do something for a larger population. As he talked to the firefighters, he was surprised to learn how many of them had done no estate planning, including rudimentary wills. Denver Health wouldn’t comment on Loop’s and Nugent’s behavior. But we will: EMS officers should lead by example. What kind of example is this?! “This is the best program I’ve ever created,” says Hayes. “There’s lots of personal satisfaction.” Where There’s a WillAttorney Anthony Hayes was looking for a contribution he could make to the fire service after 9/11. He had worked at the World Trade Center before he went to law school, so he felt a special need to do something in response to the terrorist attacks. Instead of firing Loop, Nugent simply reassigned him to a position in the dispatch center that didn’t require the credential. In October, Nugent left Denver Health to head the state’s Office of Traffic Safety, and Loop was terminated Oct. 29 after someone anonymously alerted Denver Health administrators to Loop’s status. When asked to comment, Denver Health provided a short list of facts and dates, plus a written statement saying, “Denver Health never knowingly allows uncertified paramedics, or any other uncertified or unlicensed health care professional, to care for patients.” Talk about being ahead of the curve! The Wills for Heroes Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, oversees implementation of the program across the country. Each state program depends on local attorneys familiar with the state laws and regulations. The foundation has an exclusive agreement with LexisNexis to provide free HotDocs software and development services to bar associations participating in the Wills for Heroes program. Oh (Big) Brother!Negotiations between AMR and its union stalled late October when a concealed camera and listening device were found in the conference room where talks were taking place. Jimmy Gambone, a union negotiator for National Emergency Medical Services Association, found the surveillance devices while checking a smoke detector at the regional AMR office in West Hartford, Conn. In a statement, AMR claimed it “has been concerned about some vandalism, theft and other inappropriate conduct that had been occurring on the property,” and that a well-intentioned supervisor “used an inexpensive video monitor to try to identify the culprits.” The union has filed an unfair labor practice complaint, calling this incident “a new low for AMR.” Lapses in LeadershipDenver Health EMS Operations Supervisor Robert Loop messed up: He let his paramedic certification lapse in March 2008. Then he made matters much, much worse: Instead of taking advantage of Colorado’s six-month grace period to bring in his paperwork, he allegedly created a false credential.center_img 20 of 12In 2008, Tucson celebrated 20 years of transmitting 12-lead ECGs from ambulances to an emergency department. “We felt pretty good when the docs around town started yelling about the necessity of prehospital 12-leads,” says Terence Valenzuela, MD, medical director for the Tucson Fire Department. “We told them just to look in the fax machine.” For the full story click here. In business since January 2002, Wills for Heroes now provides free estate planning and will preparation for first responders and their spouses in 15 states. Several other states are still forming their programs. As part of the program, volunteer local attorneys provide individualized service to members of a requesting department. So far, more than 10,000 first responders have participated. An estimated 80-90% of first responders don’t have even simple wills, which is odd considering the dangers first responders encounter on the job. But Hayes’ organization is setting out to reduce that figure. On Sept. 16, the state EMS office notified Mike Nugent, Denver Health’s Paramedic Division chief at the time and turned the case over to the state attorney general’s office. In early September, a Denver Health Paramedic Division training coordinator, routinely checking certification documents against the state database, reported the discrepancy to the state EMS office. “We opened an investigation and proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the document had been tampered with,” says Colorado EMS Director Randy Kuykendall. According to Kuykendall, Loop, who had been a Denver Health paramedic for 13 years, didn’t provide patient care during the six months he worked on the fake credential. Instead, he helped plan for the Democratic National Convention this past August. We applaud Hayes’ initiative in finding a way to contribute his skills and inspiring other attorneys across the country to offer a critical service to first responders. For more information, visit the foundation’s Web site at www.willsforheroes.org. JEMSlast_img read more

Former Prisoner of North Korea Builds University for his Former Jailers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDecades after being imprisoned by North Korea on espionage charges, Dr. Kim Chin-Kyung is opening the first privately funded university in that country as a way to increase dialogue with the closed-off country.He recalled what happened during the war in 1950, “I told God that if I survived, I would return the love to my enemies,” he says – his enemies at the time being North Korean and Chinese soldiers.Read the story, featured in the new Making a Difference section of the CS Monitor. ..AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more