Kieffer leads suspended French Open

first_imgPARIS – Maximilian Kieffer of Germany was leading at 4 under par with four holes to play when the first round of the French Open was suspended for the day because of thunderstorms on Thursday. Victor Dubuisson, Bernd Wiesberger, and Jaco van Zyl completed their rounds in 3-under 68, while Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Andrew Dodt were on the same score with one hole left. Graeme McDowell, seeking a third straight French Open title, was 1 over after 17 holes. Two thunderstorms disrupted play for a combined 2 1/2 hours at the start of the day. Kieffer is the most consistent player on the European Tour this season after making 16 cuts – more than anyone else. He birdied three of the first five holes, then Nos. 9, 11 and 12 at Le Golf National – the course that will host the Ryder Cup in 2018.last_img read more

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KU Leuven PhD Position Belgium

first_img +1 ← United Nations University PhD Internship KU Leuven PhD Position Belgium LinkedIn 0 Pocket Share 0 Similar Stories Reddit March 20, 2017 Published by emmanuel center_img EU RESOURCE MOBILISATION COORDINATOR Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Apply for the Ernest Solvay Fund 2021 Games of Media – Struggles for People? → Deadline: 31 March 2017Open to: international studentsScholarship: varied and challenging job with an attractive salary packageDescriptionKU Leuven University is inviting applications for PhD Position for international students. Applicants are part of a multidisciplinary research group working on the topic of Life Cycle Engineering under the supervision of Dr Jef Peeters, Prof. Joost Duflou and Prof. Dirk Cattrysse. The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, also known as KU Leuven or the University of Leuven, is a Dutch-speaking university in Leuven, Flanders, Belgium. Due to the continuously increasing complexity of products and the rapid development of new sorting and recycling processes, there is a constant need to determine the optimal combination of existing and recently developed sorting and recycling processes for both well-known and newly emerging waste streams, such as LCD TVs, tablets and PV panels.EligibilityThe following criteria must be met for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:Hold a master in engineering, excellent optimization and research skills;Foster excellent mathematical and algorithmic skills, yet like to combine these with an experimental validation approach by designing physical test set-ups and executing experiments;Consider the broader picture and perform life cycle costing and environmental analyses;Fascinated by environmental impact reduction strategies, and you like to contribute to a significant shift in some effect generating systems;Creative mindset and not afraid to take the initiative to look for innovative ideas and new opportunities;Dutch speaking or willing to improve your language skills is an asset;Fluent in English.ScholarshipThis is a full-time position offered at KU Leaven offering:Varied and challenging job in close cooperation with industry combined with an attractive salary package;Research position in a stimulating and multidisciplinary environment and a strong industrial network;Opportunity to obtain a PhD and build an international network;Work location in the friendly environment of Campus Arenberg in Heverlee, Belgium.How to Apply?The mode of application is online. Fill out the Application Form and for more information contact Prof. Jef Peeters via e-mail: [email protected] or Prof. Dr. ir. Joost Duflou mail: [email protected] more information please visit the official web page. THE “DOC NOMADS” JOINT MASTER DEGREE IN DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTINGlast_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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Yuri Shevtsov to stay Belarus NT coach

first_imgLeave 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. VIDEO: Do you know who is the favorite coach of Uwe Gensheimer? VIDEO: Handball players in Belarus against violence Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsBelarus will keep their current coach Yuri Shevtsov on the bench in upcoming years. The former Rhein Neckar Lowen coach overtook the national team of his country in 2010 and since than made solid results with Rutenka and Co. including placement at knock-out stage of the World Championship 2017 on which some new faces at the start of the new Olympic cycle were presented.He proved it’s worth as a coach. He had many good offers from foreign teams, but Yuri will stay to work with the national team – said for Pressball, Federation’s president Vladimir Konoplev. Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:Belarus handball, Yuri Shevtsov Belarus still on the Olympic courselast_img read more

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Stephanie Samedy leads Minnesota into Big Ten play

first_imgStephanie Samedy leads Minnesota into Big Ten playThe freshman’s 173 kills leads the team.Easton GreenFreshman opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy at team practice on Wednesday. Henry HughesSeptember 21, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota lost its leader in kills and AVCA Player of the year Sarah Wilhite to graduation in the spring.Freshman Stephanie Samedy has picked up where Wilhite left off.Samedy leads the team in kills with 173 and the Gophers remain undefeated heading into the Big Ten schedule.“She definitely has the ability to be a rock for our team” said junior Samantha Seliger-Swenson. “I can look to her when it’s 25-25 and I know that she can get the job done.”Samedy impressed many in the nonconference bouts so far, landing two Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards in four weeks of play, as well as garnering Co-Big Ten Player of the Week after the first two matches of the season. The personal achievements don’t distract Samedy from her role on the team.“She’s a low-ego, high-output,” McCutcheon said. “She’s not interested in [the accolades], she’s interested in helping her team.”Samedy has risen above Wilhite in kills per set so far. Wilhite averaged 4.26 kills per set last season, and Samedy has 4.55 kills per set through the first 11 matches. Before her collegiate career began, Samedy had already been receiving national praise at her high school in Clermont, Florida. Ranked as the No. 5 overall recruit by Prepvolleyball.com, Samedy was also awarded First Team Under Armor All-American. Transitioning to University life has been relatively smooth for Samedy since then.“I really like the campus,” Samedy said. “I really love the red brick, how it looks, it’s different than Florida.”Through 11 matches, Samedy has led the team with 173 kills, while hitting .328. On the defensive side, she is second on the team in digs with 106 and has 25 total blocks.“I think the system that we’re playing in fits her pretty well,” McCutcheon said. “She’s just a high-IQ volleyball athlete.”No. 1 Minnesota plays No. 20 Michigan at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Maturi Pavilion.“I’m expecting a battle” Samedy said. We’ll go out there and do what we do and just play Gopher volleyball.”last_img read more

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What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?

first_imgThe New York Times:One day in the fall of 1981, eight men in their 70s stepped out of a van in front of a converted monastery in New Hampshire. They shuffled forward, a few of them arthritically stooped, a couple with canes. Then they passed through the door and entered a time warp. Perry Como crooned on a vintage radio. Ed Sullivan welcomed guests on a black-and-white TV. Everything inside — including the books on the shelves and the magazines lying around — were designed to conjure 1959. This was to be the men’s home for five days as they participated in a radical experiment, cooked up by a young psychologist named Ellen Langer.The subjects were in good health, but aging had left its mark. “This was before 75 was the new 55,” says Langer, who is 67 and the longest-serving professor of psychology at Harvard. Before arriving, the men were assessed on such measures as dexterity, grip strength, flexibility, hearing and vision, memory and cognition — probably the closest things the gerontologists of the time could come to the testable biomarkers of age. Langer predicted the numbers would be quite different after five days, when the subjects emerged from what was to be a fairly intense psychological intervention.Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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Shoe blowout, knee injury leave Zion, Duke to mull future

first_imgDuke’s Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina’s Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too.All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport’s fiercest rivalry, one that helped turn a widely anticipated matchup — in front of yet another crowd of celebrities, this one including Spike Lee and former President Barack Obama — into a blowout.As his Nike shoe blew out, Williamson sprained his right knee on the first possession of what became top-ranked Duke’s 88-72 loss to No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday night.In the aftermath of that loss, coach Mike Krzyzewski wasn’t ready to look ahead. He was still trying to process just how quickly everything deflated after the injury.“I’d rather not talk about what we’re going to do,” Krzyzewski said. “I’d rather talk about what just happened. Because we’re going to figure out what we’re going to do. So I don’t have that answer.”Krzyzewski says Williamson’s knee is stable and the sprain is mild, but doesn’t know how much time his star freshman will miss.He doesn’t have much time to find a replacement for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s second-leading scorer and its most dynamic playmaker.The Blue Devils (23-3, 11-2) play Saturday night at Syracuse — which already knows how to beat a Duke team after it loses a key freshman to injury. The Orange beat No. 1 Duke last month in overtime after point guard Tre Jones injured a shoulder.Williamson averages 22.4 points, but his impact goes well beyond scoring. He also grabs 9.2 rebounds and has blocked nearly two shots per game.In his absence, North Carolina simply dominated the paint, outscoring the Blue Devils 62-28 there while also building a 46-41 rebounding advantage. The Tar Heels shot 51 percent — 57 percent in the second half — despite 2-for-20 shooting from 3-point range.RJ Barrett matched a season best with 33 points, and teammate Cameron Reddish had a season-high 27 — but the rest of the team combined for just 12 points.“I hope he’s going to be OK,” Barrett said of Williamson. “We don’t really know where things are right now.”Apparently, neither does Williamson. And now, a month after the freshman star swatted away questions about the prudence of risking injury by playing — Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen had suggested he’d be better off shutting it down for the year — that debate is sure to be reignited.Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, who played in college at Louisville, said on Twitter that “something has to change” in the wake of the injury.“Again let’s remember all the money that went into this game…. and these players get none of it…. and now Zion gets hurt,” he tweeted.Williamson grabbed his right knee in pain after slipping awkwardly and falling when his left shoe fell apart as he planted hard while dribbling near the free throw line. The blue rubber sole ripped loose from the white shoe from the heel to the toes along the outside edge, with Williamson’s foot coming all the way through the large gap.He walked off with a slight limp, but under his own power, before heading to the locker room with no shoes on his feet.Nike said in a statement that it was “concerned” and wished Williamson a speedy recovery. It said it was “working to identify the issue.”Obama — who watched the game from a baseline seat near the Duke bench — said on Twitter that Williamson “seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.”So are the Blue Devils.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

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Besiktas want to sign Espanyol striker Wu Lei

first_img Upd. at 13:08 13/07/2020 CEST On Jan. 28, 2019, the official broadcaster of Spanish football in China, PPTV, announced that 25 million people watched the Espanyol game against Real Valladolid when Wu Lei scored his first goal for the club.  These are all reasons, in addition to the striker’s quality, Besiktas have to sign him. Will they managed to convince him to leave Espanyol, though? Thanks to Wu Lei, Espanyol have almost 10 million followers in China and sold around 250,000 shirts in the Asian country.  The Turkish side believe a deal could be possible for the Chinese international, who they have targetted before, now that Espanyol have lost their top-flight status.  El Besiktas quiere a Wu Lei Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Çebi feels Wu Lei would be a good signing on the pitch and also hopes ghe would bring in a new group of sponsors from China.  After signing Wu Lei, Espanyol, who have Chinese owners, brokered sponsorship deals with Irongest, Suanfarma Pharmaceutical Group, iFlyTek and China Mobile in China. IN SPORT.ES According to ‘Fotospor,’ Besiktas want to sign Espanyol striker Wu Lei after the Barcelona-based side were relegated from La Liga last week.  SPORT.eslast_img read more

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Slicing up bargains

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Joel Stewart scores in overtime to sink Spokane Braves

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsJoel Stewart got the last laugh, for now, against his former mates from the Lilac City.The ex-Brave scored the overtime winner to power the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over Spokane Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Stewart, the 6’1, 190-pound forward from Spokane, Washington, acquired in a futures deal from south of the 49th parallel, combined with Tyler Parfeniuk and Colton Schell to beat Garrett Barr in the Braves’ nets for the winning goal.The marker was the first as a Leaf for the soon to be 20-year-old. Stewart celebrates his birthday Tuesday.Cody Abbey opened the scoring for Nelson in the first period as the veteran winger combined with Gavin Currie and Connor McLaughlin.Spokane took the lead with two goals in a span of 11 seconds. Nick Redding scored on the power play before Rance Hughes got the puck past Marcus Beesley in the Nelson nets.Currie tied the contest before the period ended with a power play marker. The Leafs out shot the Braves 38-23.Nelson, climbing to within a point of the third-place Braves in Murdoch standings, faces division leading Castlegar Rebels tonight at 7 p.m.The contest is being played in the Civic Centre Arena as part of the 75th birthday bash. Nelson will be wearing vintage jerseys to help with the anniversary celebrations.GAME NOTES: Leaf veteran Gavin Currie continues to be one of the hottest players in the league, registering his eighth point in three games. The Abbotsford native has accumulated 17 points in nine games to lead the Leafs in [email protected]last_img read more

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