Members of security forces take part in civil disturbance training course

first_imgRelatedMembers of security forces take part in civil disturbance training course Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail WASHINGTON, D.C – Five members of  the Security Forces participated in a civil disturbance training course from March 7-10 in Washington, United States (US), organised by the US Department of Defence.  The course dealt primarily with techniques to handle civil disturbances as well as how to handle and diffuse explosive devices.  The five-man Jamaican delegation comprised two persons  from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and three from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Group leader, Major Dameon Creary and Warrant Officer, Noel Ramsay represented the JDF, while the JCF was represented by Assistant Superintendent, Oral Pascoe; Inspector, Morna Loring and Sergeant, Dale Isaacs.       Major Creary told JIS News that the main purpose of their visit was to strengthen the relationship between the JDF and the Washington, D.C. National Guard as well as relations with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and other military agencies. During the course, the team looked at Jamaica’s capability and capacity in relation to explosive ordnance device and disposal, as well as best practices in both countries. Activities Co-ordinator for the United States Southern Command at the Pentagon, Lieutenant Tibu Cheh, who anchored the three-day programme, noted that Jamaica needed some training assistance in the areas of civil disturbance and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). He said the US Southern Command wants to build capacities and form relationships with partner nations by undertaking military exchanges.  “This first phase is just an exchange for us to sit with experts and talk about what’s happening in Jamaica and how we can help Jamaica to improve what they are doing,” Lt. Cheh said. He said  that another delegation, comprising JDF Coast Guard members, will arrive at the end of  March for a similar exchange programme, at New Port News in Virginia. On Friday, March 10, the JDF and JCF personnel  visited the Embassy of Jamaica to call on Ambassador Audrey P. Marks, who commended them on their participation in the programme. Ambassador Marks expressed confidence that the recent training will go a long way in helping to strengthen the island’s security forces. She also thanked the US Department of Defence for staging the exchange. RelatedMembers of security forces take part in civil disturbance training course Members of security forces take part in civil disturbance training course National SecurityMarch 15, 2011 CONTACT: Derrick A Scott RelatedMembers of security forces take part in civil disturbance training courselast_img read more

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Beyond genre: Using taxonomy data to build your next big game

first_imgUnderstanding a projected performance range can be invaluable when deciding between different game ideas — especially when it comes to greenlighting or planning budgeting for development and marketing.Bringing Gameplay Mechanics Into the MixTo analyze potential performance even deeper, we could break down and combine even more elements. For example, would adding multiplayer to a historic-themed adventure game influence performance?We added another element to our filter for some game mechanics that may be worth considering, letting us analyze the influence of certain mechanics on our historic-themed adventure (in terms of lifetime players):Open-world and stealth mechanics are present in many top historic-themed adventure games.On the surface, the performance of these different mechanics seems relatively similar. Yet, if we consider the performance of games with puzzle-solving vs. those with stealth or open-world elements, we see that the median-performing game for stealth and open-world perform better than the 75% percentile of puzzle-solving titles. Related JobsSenior QA Engineer Gaming Studio Baltic Region UK & Europe Big PlanetLead Game Programmer – Quebec Province Quebec Big PlanetSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Taking Your Game Development to the Next Level Analyzing game performance across taxonomy elements is one useful process to decide on the right game elements to help your game find the right market fit. Hopefully, this guide provides a new tool to smoothen the process of greenlighting and building a new game for success. To learn more about using Newzoo Expert data to help find that success in your next game, get in touch at [email protected] Company and author bioNewzoo is the world’s leading provider of games and esports analytics. We’re proud to help some of the most successful entertainment, technology, and media companies-such as EA, Bloomberg, PepsiCo and Vodafone-target their audience, track competitors, increase brand awareness, spot opportunities and make strategic and financial decisions. Tyler Long is our Game Development & Publishing Market Lead. 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 storiesDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 2 hours agoFirst-party Ubisoft titles will now be branded as ”Ubisoft Originals”Change was made alongside the announcement of new Tom Clancy titleBy Danielle Partis YesterdayLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. Beyond genre: Using taxonomy data to build your next big gameSponsored article: Finding your game’s perfect market fit with Newzoo’s Games TaxonomySponsored articleWednesday 2nd December 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareWhether you’re in the conceptualization or execution phase of game development, deciding on the elements needed to become successful in a saturated market is challenging. Even with large sets of data available, it is difficult to understand how a specific mechanic or art style choice can influence a game’s performance. One solution is to utilize a taxonomy system that allows you to view the data through any lens, allowing for actionable analysis. Widening Your Horizons With Games TaxonomyOur taxonomy-based data analysis in Newzoo Expert is powered by Newzoo’s Games Taxonomy, which breaks down games into their core elements across 11 different categories including genre, art style, theme, and even the core game mechanics and game modes. Leveraging this taxonomy and combining it with our data tracking across every major platform — not only PC, mobile and console player data, but also viewership and social media engagement data, we can highlight the exact types of games and game elements we want to analyze.When It Comes to Analyzing Games, More Is More In Newzoo Expert, we’ve already tagged thousands of games according to the 11 categories above, which alone can give you some great insights into what elements make for a successful game.To show the foundations of our taxonomy in action, we’ll look at two of 2020’s biggest adventure games: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Marvel’s Avengers. Both feature realistic art styles, a single-player game mode, and third-person viewpoints. However, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a historical-themed game and Avengers is a fantasy-based game (in this case, superheroes). Marvel’s Avengers also features online cooperative multiplayer, while Valhalla focuses on single-player gameplay alone.Of course, developers can deduce these themes and elements for themselves using gameplay and screenshots; however, where this data really shines is when developers leverage it to look at the overall games landscape for specific game types. Does a historical-based theme fit a given game type? Is online multiplayer effective for selling more copies of a certain style of game? Just a few clicks in Newzoo Expert empowers developers to answer these questions –and with hard data to boot. Let’s explore some of the features our developer users love. Building an Adventure Game on Console: ThemesTo start off, it is useful to understand the overall landscape of adventure titles in terms of art style and themes. Both of these topics represent a fundamental aspect that a game must decide on very early in its development cycle, and can have a large impact on its potential in the market. After filtering by ”adventure games” in the console games ranking table, we saw that the top adventure games cover many themes:- Sci-fi was the most prominent theme, used by 46 adventure games in the top 600- But other major themes, like fantasy and horror, are also well represented- And contemporary and historic weren’t far behindSci-fi and fantasy games account for around half of the top adventure titles.This breakdown shows that the adventure genre synergizes well across most themes, meaning adventure titles with practically any theme can reach the top 600 if executed well. However, there are some gaps in the market, and gaps can lead to opportunities. Mystery adventure games, for example, are an underrepresented theme in the adventure genre, which could point to untapped potential –or it could mean that the theme has not resonated with adventure game fans in the past. Gaps in Art Styles: Another Place to Look for Opportunities Breaking down the same group of adventure games by art style paints a different but equally interesting picture. Most adventure games feature a realistic art style. But as you can see below, anime represents the smallest share of these games. The majority of adventure games are realistic. Are developers missing an opportunity?Is anime an untapped segment in the West? The recent launch success of Genshin Impact, a free-to-play adventure game with an anime art style, seems to suggest so. Again, this data is valuable, but most of our platform users go beyond diving into popularity vs. saturation for titles. The question many ask is how many players can I forecast if I build a game with a specific element? And our custom sets help them answer these questions. Taxonomy Filtering With Custom Sets of GamesNewzoo Expert allows users to filter any of our taxonomy elements across all our data tables, including PC, mobile, and console. This filtering lets users focus on the games that match their criteria, removing any irrelevant data points. Still focusing on themes, we can dive into an analysis of lifetime players per theme. An effective way to forecast different scenarios is to use a box-plot and percentile analysis — instead of analyzing the average number of players alone. Adventure games perform well across all percentile ranges.The above chart shows that not only is mystery the least common theme in adventure titles, it also has the least console players, while historic-themed games have the most players across most percentile ranges. Comparing our previous two examples of fantasy and historic, we can see that the median-performing historic titles have almost as many lifetime players as the max percentile for fantasy. Surprisingly, fantasy also is one of the lower-performing themes in the genre. Not only does this analysis help us understand which themes perform better for specific genres, but we can also easily start to project different performance scenarios. For example, taking the Q1 (25% percentile) as low, median (50% percentile) as mid, and Q3 (75% percentile) as high, we can run a high-mid-low performance scenario.last_img read more

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India: Adani, JSPL propose 2 GW of solar projects in Jharkhand

first_imgIndia: Adani, JSPL propose 2 GW of solar projects in JharkhandAdani Group and steel group Jindal Steel and Power and Limited (JSPL) have submitted proposals for what could be India’s largest solar plants. News of the ambitious plans follows reports of Adani’s efforts to establish a $3 billion PV cell and module fab in the country. September 7, 2015 Edgar Meza Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Indian conglomerate Adani Group and steel group Jindal Steel and Power and Limited (JSPL) have submitted proposals for two 1 GW solar plants in the state of Jharkhand, according to The Times of India.Adani is planning to invest $1.05 billion in a 1 GW solar plant in the state. The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Authority (JREDA) confirmed to the newspaper that it had received the proposal but said the exact land requirements for the sizeable project were not yet available.The state government recently approved a new solar power policy aimed at boosting renewable energy generation in the region. The Times of India points out that under the new solar policy in place, developers have to acquire land on their own.Adani, headed by founder and Chairman Gautam Adani, has a 40 MW solar power plant in operation in the Kutch district of Gujarat. In July, the company also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tamil Nadu government to build a 650 MW PV plant.The Times of India cited unnamed company sources who said Adani was seeking to bridge the power deficit in Jharkhand with its new planned project. The company also reportedly plans to construct a thermal power plant in the state. 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Iron Bowl sets viewership record for ESPN

first_imgBRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Alabama’s win over rival Auburn was the most-viewed regular-season college football game on ESPN on record.The Crimson Tide’s 55-44 comeback victory in the Iron Bowl on Saturday to avenge last year’s stunning loss averaged more than 13.5 million viewers. The game was on ESPN because CBS was showing the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State as its SEC matchup Saturday.The previous high was nearly 10.6 million viewers for a 2009 game between USC and Ohio State.Records go back to 1990.last_img

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NPR.org article on WC nicknames

first_img 1 Forums Home Sports Logos 1 DMadSport NPR.org article on WC nicknames SportsLogos.Net Go To Topic Listing Forums Home Followers 0 Recommended Posts DMadSport 0 Link to post Sports Logos All Activity Share on other sites Sports Logo News center_img NPR.org article on WC nicknames 108 posts 1 Share this post SportsLogos.Net Sports Logo News Sign in to follow this   Members This topic is now closed to further replies. Don’t know if this article was posted on here previously, but check out this write-up from Bill Chappell on the National Public Radio website regarding the nicknames of the World Cup participants (conveniently arranged by Group A, B, C, etc.). His comments are pretty humorous, including a complaint about “too many Blues”.http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5473205 NPR.org article on WC nicknames Followers 0 Sign in to follow this   All Activity Posted June 18, 2006 By DMadSport, June 18, 2006 in Sports Logo Newslast_img read more

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