December 14, 2016 Published by emmanuel Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program +1 Pocket TU Delft Excellence Scholarships for International Students Similar Stories Mobility is My Lifestyle! → Tweet Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Design Scholarships 2011-2012 ← Call for Papers: Art Communication and Pop Culture Reddit University of Tampere Scholarship Deadline: 13 January 2017Open to: Non-EU/EEA citizensScholarship: tuition fees and 7,000 Euro annually to cover living expensesDescriptionThe University of Tampere Scholarships Programme is intended for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master’s degree programmes offered in English will be implemented as of autumn 2017. Scholarships are offered in diverse fields to help students in upgrading their education. The University of Tampere (UTA) is a culturally-committed higher education institution with the social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it. UTA is one of the largest and most popular universities in Finland.EligibilityTo be eligible to apply for a Master’s programme at UTA, an applicant must have a completed university level Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the field of the desired programme or in a closely related subject.English Language Requirement: University accepts the following tests as a proof of a good command of EnglishScholarshipThe scheme consists of two scholarship categories.The University of Tampere tuition fee scholarships cover either 100% or 50% of the tuition fees in a two-year Master’s degree programme.The University of Tampere global student award for academic excellence scholarships cover 100% of the tuition fees and include a 7,000 Euro annual scholarship to cover the student’s living expenses during the two-year Master’s degree programme.How to Apply?The application to the University of Tampere is done through an electronic portal. The application forms are available in the national portal and also accessible on the programme webpages during the application time;All applications are preprocessed by University Admissions Finland (UAF);The online application form includes a CV and a motivation letter.For more information, please visit the official call. LinkedIn 0 Share 0
Brendan SinclairManaging EditorFriday 12th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareLast week we said some nice things about Electronic Arts in this space, so in the interest of balanced reporting, this week we’ll talk about loot boxes. There was a scandal in the FIFA Ultimate Team fandom this week as people on social media began passing around screen captures of chats and videos that purportedly show an EA employee trying to sell rare Ultimate Team cards to players for hundreds or even thousands of euros. (It’s unclear how rare those cards are — EA only tells people it’s a less than 1% chance — so it’s difficult to know if those could actually be considered fair prices.)Player outrage over the reports gained enough traction that EA released a statement saying it had begun “a thorough investigation” and would “take swift action” if it finds any improper conduct by its employees. It also had this line:QUOTE | “We want to be clear — this type of behavior is unacceptable, and we in no way condone what is alleged to have happened here. We understand how this creates concern about unfair balance in the game and competition.” — EA, in its very serious comment about this very serious scandal.If we take the statement at face value, EA is worried about “unfair balance in the game and competition,” which is an odd position to hold when you’re the one who created the Ultimate Team business model specifically so that players who threw obscene amounts of money into the game would have a significant competitive edge over those who didn’t.I understand why they would object to the aforementioned obscene amounts of money lining an employee’s pockets rather than the company coffers, but that’s the sort of objection you probably take care of in private rather than touting it to the masses as evidence of your pay-to-win game’s competitive balance.The company may also be reluctant to call it embezzlement or anything like that, as EA’s go-to defense for why loot boxes don’t count as illegal gambling is that virtual currency and items are not “things of value” as described in gambling laws. (Incidentally, that defense doesn’t seem to be very effective; it failed EA in the Netherlands and Big Fish Casino in a Washington court case.)Maybe EA is opposed to it because it doesn’t want its players getting scammed. I mean, it would be tragic if somebody spent a small fortune to get these rare cards but never actually received them. And by “tragic,” of course I mean, “FIFA Ultimate Team’s actual business model working exactly as intended.”Perhaps EA is just philosophically opposed to one-time transactions where the customer knows exactly what they’re buying, how much it will cost them, and won’t be bugged incessantly to buy piecemeal add-ons to complete the experience.One objection I can see here is that this supposed employee seller is dealing with people one-to-one through social media and direct messages. It’s simply not scalable in the way EA would need the business to be in order to service the entire Ultimate Team player base. This is where the actual competitive advantage comes in; only those players with access to this mystery dealer would be able to load their teams up with the best-of-the-best cards on demand. The rest of the field would have to keep sinking money (and time) into opening packs and hoping to come across these exceedingly rare cards, the way EA has always intended.EA could, of course, add the option to buy individual cards for hundreds or thousands of dollars. And some people would, of course, pay those prices. But EA won’t start doing that, because it makes the entire sordid business entirely too transparent. Charging people €1,700 for three cards so they can have a competitive edge is outrageous. Obscene. Exploitative. And it would be called out as such by parents, the press, and possibly even politicians. On the other hand, allowing people to spend €1,700 (or more) to get the three cards they want by gambling away a few bucks at a time, all without disclosing exactly how rotten the odds of getting those cards are… That’s just good old-fashioned innovation.STAT | $1.49 billion — EA’s net revenues from Ultimate Team modes in 2020 (about 27% of all the publisher’s revenue), according to EA’s annual report. STAT | $15 billion — Juniper Research’s projection of how much loot boxes worldwide generated in 2020, which would make EA representative of 10% of the entire market.STAT | $53.9 billion — The size of the worldwide console market in 2020, according to Ampere Analysis.QUOTE | “One of my favourite writers told me that she runs to have something she hates more than writing.” — Failbetter Games narrative designer Olivia Wood is just one of the professionals offering sage-like advice in this Academy primer for people interested in breaking into games writing.QUOTE | “We’re still in the nascent stages of the industry. All players will make mistakes along the way, ourselves included. But beyond any hurdles, this rapid trend demonstrates the tech industry’s confidence in cloud streaming.” — We asked remaining players in the game streaming market about the impact of Stadia Games and Entertainment’s closure, and Blade executive Florian Giraud was not alone in his optimism.QUOTE | “Shadow became a victim of its success.” — Shortly after we spoke with Giraud, Blade’s US arm filed for bankruptcy and its Parisian operation began receivership proceedings. This quote is from a statement Blade released saying it’s reorganizing to unload debt and keep its streaming game service afloat. It did not explain how exactly the company was victimized by its success.QUOTE | “If you’re an Xbox customer, the thing I want you to know is this is about delivering great exclusive games for you that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists.” — Now that Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax has closed, Xbox head Phil Spencer is pretty blunt about his motivations in the deal.Related JobsEnvironment Artists – New IP South East Creative AssemblyLead Sound Designer South East Creative AssemblyRemote Environment Artist Console Studio UK UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games QUOTE | “This deal was not done to take games away from another player base like that.” – Spencer striking a very different tone last October, before regulators who could raise antitrust concerns had signed off on the acquisition.QUOTE | “The committee will continue to focus on identifying actions that can transform GameStop into a technology business and help create enduring value for stockholders.” — In touting its newly formed Strategic Planning and Capital Allocation Committee, GameStop neglected to explain what a technology business is, why it doesn’t qualify as one currently, or what it will change in order to become one.QUOTE | “…a pragmatic necessity…” — 10 years ago this month, Insomniac Games chief creative officer Brian Hastings breaks the news that the company is opening a division to make mobile games using a tone typically reserved for layoffs and studio closures. Read the column; it made more sense in the context of what was a very tense time for the industry.
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Mellor and Treka Bus parent company Woodall Nicholson has added to its group portfolio a dedicated technology division spearheaded by Scarborough-based ProMech Technologies. The division leads technical innovation across all Woodall Nicholson brands and it is led by John Randerson, who has been appointed the group’s Chief Technology Officer.The division provides a “dedicated innovation and technical platform” that will allow wider market reach for Woodall Nicholson’s existing and new products while specialising in advanced technology in practical applications. It will support existing and new relationships with OEMs to bring innovations, including in e-mobility, to market.Woodall Nicholson says it is committed to enhancing its product portfolio across all its brands “to suit the needs of customers and markets for cleaner, more efficient and cost-effective vehicles.”The existing competencies of ProMech Technologies in driveline engineering, low-floor chassis design and e-mobility solutions will be leveraged by the development, Woodall Nicholson adds. The technology division “can provide customers with an array of innovative solutions to optimise vehicle electrification, assisting a wide range of markets to practically transition… to e-mobility.”As Chief Technology Officer, Mr Randerson takes on overall responsibility for accelerating technical advances across all Woodall Nicholson’s vehicle manufacturing divisions. He says: “Customers are presented with ever-more exacting requirements within their operations, which in turn demands increasingly innovative technical solutions.“We have always been an organisation that strives to provide unique and well thought out solutions for our customers. The evolution of these attributes resulted in the creation of our technology division. This allows us to enhance and broaden our approach to innovative solutions for the wider specialist vehicle market.”An announcement is expected shortly regarding Mr Randerson’s position as Managing Director of Woodall Nicholson’s Bus Division.
Before attacking the allegedly foreign BP, American politicians might also pause for a moment to reflect on the intimate links between politics and the oil industry in the United States. This is surely one of the biggest reasons for the lax regulation of deep-sea oil drilling.None of this excuses BP’s engineering mistakes and woeful public diplomacy. Nor would I seek to downplay the full horror of what has happened. But it does remind us that, while the US is in many respects the most globalised society in the world, it can also be surprisingly insular and nationalistic. Americans’ knowledge of what happens abroad is limited, and often reduced to a cartoon-strip view of the rest of the world.Americans identify BP as a British firm, and they know that Britain is in Europe. They also seem to think that Europe has gone down the tubes. Its currency crumbles like its ancient buildings. It is a historic relic, bust but still bragging.Europe, like BP, has its share of problems. But we should not allow American politicians who do not even possess passports to write us off with the same patronising sneer that some Europeans used to reserve for President George W. Bush’s administration and policies.The European Union, for all the woes of the euro, remains the largest economy in the world. It is bigger than the US’s, almost twice the size of China’s, and between four and five times the size of India’s.The EU is the largest trading block in the world, and it has coped with the rise of China in the global marketplace far better than America or Japan has. In the decade after 1999, China’s share of total global exports rose from 5.1% to 12.4%. Japan’s share fell by four percentage points, and America’s fell by almost seven, from 18% to 11.2%, while Europe’s share fell by only 2.4 percentage points, from 19% to 16.6%. Europe has the best environmental record of all the big powers, is the largest provider of development assistance to poor countries, and is politically stable. Europe’s problem is part of what it believes to be its greatest achievement. Europeans think that we enjoy the highest quality of life in the world, combining freedom with social solidarity. Welfare democracy goes hand in hand with pluralism, the rule of law, and a deep-rooted civilisation.Smug self-satisfaction makes us resistant to embracing the changes necessary to maintain our standard and quality of living. Our sense of entitlement has run far ahead of our ability to pay for it.That is why so many European countries today face such huge public-sector deficits and, with a falling birth rate and an aging population, we are likely to find that European growth rates will lag still farther behind those of Europe’s competitors in the next few years.The introduction of the euro was supposed to spur the less dynamic and competitive European economies, mostly in the south of the continent, to drive down their costs and increase their competitiveness. Then they could converge with the more efficient and prudently managed economies, like Germany’s.That did not happen. Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Ireland, in particular, allowed the low interest rates that accompanied the euro’s introduction to fuel domestic booms. Far from pushing through structural reforms, they let domestic wages and costs rip, reducing their competitiveness relative to Europe’s better-run economies. For example, the gap between Spain and Germany in terms of cost efficiency is probably more than 20%.This is the crisis that Europe now faces. How can we push through the reforms that will cut public spending to levels that we can afford and raise our ability to compete internationally? We have to extend our single market to services and energy, change unaffordably generous pension arrangements, invest more in research and development, reform our universities, and channel more money to the job-creating industries of the future, like environmental technology. American exceptionalism, when it runs rampant, is a tsunami to be avoided. The oil company BP is discovering that right now.The environmental disaster destroying seaside communities around the Gulf of Mexico and killing off marine life is a globally important tragedy. BP has to take its sizeable share of the blame. So, presumably, should the American companies like Transocean and Halliburton, which were part of this doomed enterprise. But their nationality seems to have let them off the hook.BP’s corporate responsibility is huge. So, too, was that of the American companies that caused the chemical disaster at Union Carbide’s plant in Bhopal, India (which killed 3,000 initially and perhaps another 15,000 in later years), and of those that caused the Piper Alpha oil-rig accident, which killed 167 people in the North Sea in 1988. Corporate sin is not unknown in the US. European exceptionalism – the idea that we are the best at delivering values and prosperity – is as much a problem as the American kind. We will not thrive and prosper in the future by resting on past achievements. Welcome to the twenty-first century. Europeans have to adjust to it, rise to its challenges, and confront competition from the emerging powers. We cannot live forever in the past, magnificent as its relics may be.Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong and a former European commissioner for external affairs, is chancellor of the University of Oxford. © Project Syndicate, 2010.
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Lee carded one birdie on the round, which came on the par-5 seventh hole. He was even par on the front nine and four over on the back nine.Rounding out the Cardinals was Eason Wang, who shot a round of five-over par 77 and sits tied for 19th place. Wang started out his round with a birdie on hole one before recorded five pars and three bogeys. His second birdie came on the par 3 12th. After 14 holes, Wang was one-over par; however, he carded four straight bogeys to finish the round. Sam Dumez shot a first-round score of two-over par 74 and is three shots off the lead. He sits tied for fourth place. Dumez had five birdies in the first round. He had two brides and three bogeys on the front nine. His final three birdies came on the back nine where he finished one-over.Finishing one shot behind Dumez was Hugo Hellman, who started the day with a birdie on one. He carded seven pars and one bogey on the front nine. He was three over on the back nine as he had four bogeys and one birdie. He is 3-over par 75 and tied for sixth after the first day of action.Cody Banach finished the first 18 holes with a score of four-over par 76. He had a bogey on hole one then rallied off seven straight pars before a bogey on nine. He carded two more bogeys on the back nine and had seven pars. Banach is currently tied for 12th and tied with teammate Kevin Lee. Lamar sports informationMcKINNEY — After the first day of the Southland Conference Championships, Lamar’s men’s golf team holds a four-shot lead. The Cardinals shot a first-round best score of 13-over 301 on the day.The Cardinals hold a four-shot lead over Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana after the first day. The Bearkats and Lions shot a first-round score of 17-over par 305 in the first round. With inclement in the area over the next couple of days, the Southland announced it will play 36 holes on Tuesday.