Larrazabal maintains lead at Alfred Dunhill

first_imgMALELANE, South Africa – Pablo Larrazabal has kept his three-shot lead going into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Larrazabal’s 2-under 70 Saturday in the third round of the European Tour’s first tournament of the 2020 season put him 11 under par and kept him ahead of Wil Besseling (70). South African home favorite Branden Grace (71) is a shot further back in third on 7 under. Full-field scores from the Alfred Dunhill Championship Larrazabal made five birdies but also three bogeys on another tough day at Leopard Creek Country Club, where players have faced scorching temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and gusting winds. Those high temperatures convinced the tour to allow players to wear shorts in tournament play for the first time. Charl Schwartzel is making a solid return after an eight-month injury layoff, with a 70 putting him 4 under and in a tie for sixth.last_img read more

Tilting Point to invest at least $20m into CookApps

first_imgTilting Point to invest at least $20m into CookAppsMobile publisher enters UA partnership for match-3 mobile game, Toy PartyRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterThursday 27th June 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleTilting PointTilting Point has announced a new partnership with CookApps, which will see it invest at least $20 million in funding into the South Korean development studio.The publishing partnership is centered around a user acquisition campaign for CookApps’ match-3 mobile title, Toy Party, though will also include other activities such as technological assistance and possible future live ops and ad monetization help.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 “CookApps has done an incredible job marketing Toy Party, but being free-to-play experts in the West, we can see a tremendous amount of unfulfilled potential,” said Tilting Point president Samir El Agili. “Our data proves our past successes boosting Eastern games in Western markets, and we are very excited for our live publishing partnership with CookApps to greatly increase Toy Party’s popularity amongst Western audiences.”This is nowhere near the first such partnership for Tilting Point, which most recently entered into a similar relationship last year with Disruptor Beam. The studio has a user acquisition fund of up to $132 million that it looks to invest in such partnerships to grow existing games that have seen moderate success.The publisher has also stated it intends to strike out into co-development this year, with its first project a partnership with Hunted Cow on Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest, which launched last month.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 storiesTilting Point invests up to $40m in UA funding for Gunship Battle: Total WarfareThis is the publisher’s largest UA funding partnership so farBy Rebekah Valentine 4 months agoTilting Point buys Star Trek Timelines from Disruptor BeamKey team members will join Tilting Point to operate Timelines as Wicked Realms GamesBy Matthew Handrahan A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

One dead, five others shot at graduation party in Philadelphia

first_imgTheaDesign/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — One person is dead and five others were shot at a graduation party Sunday night in Philadelphia.The victims include three boys, ages 15, 16 and 17, a 16-year-old girl and two men, ages 21 and 24. Earlier, police reported eight total people had been shot, not six. The teens all were shot in their legs and last listed in stable condition, while the 21-year-old was shot in his arm and also listed as stable, police said.The 24-year-old man was shot in his back and pronounced dead at the hospital. He has not been identified.Several unrelated shootings happened around the same time, police said, and other gunshot victims at the hospital had been linked to this shooting.Authorities are investigating further and are still in search of a suspect. No motive has been determined. No arrests have been made. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

KitBrix continues OCR push with UK obstacle course champ Conor Hancock

first_img Related Fresh from forming a partnership with OCR elites Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster, KitBrix has joined forces with UK Obstacle Course Racing Champion Conor Hancock.“This is an incredible time for KitBrix and we are delighted to welcome Conor,” said KitBrix Director Robert Aldous. “We look forward to supporting his training, racing and other expeditions in 2016/17. Conor has proved himself to be a fantastic obstacle course racer and represents the future of OCR. He has also competed in trail running, sprint triathlon and many half marathons.“As well as this, Conor has run training workshops sharing his knowledge and trying to help amateur racers improve upon their obstacle skills. He achieved 8th place at the 2014 OCR World Championships at the age of 21, but 2015 was an even better year. Placing 4th in the OCR World Championships, 10 seconds off of the podium and winning the OCR World Championship team race with Jon Albon and James Appleton.“This was followed up one month later with Conor becoming the 2015 UK Champion. Conor’s hard work and determination were obviously major contributing factors to him coming away with first place this year in arguably the two toughest UK based races, Tough Guy, and the Winter Nuts Challenge, with a dominant display finishing around an hour ahead of his nearest challenger in the latter.”Aldous continued, “It is destined to be a busy few months for Conor – with the final stretch of the Toughest race season, followed by the World Championships in Canada before defending his UK crown at Pippingford Park in November. It is an exciting period for our latest ambassador and we are really thrilled to be a part of his journey.”“I am pleased to be in partnership with KitBrix,” said OCR Elite Conor Hancock. “Exciting times ahead, looking forward to being an ambassador for them, I’ll certainly be giving it my all in the Toughest series, and then at the OCRWC in Canada, and then defending my title at the UK Champs in November, hoping to have strong finishes for the rest of the season, before smashing 2017! I’m only 23 years old, loads more to give in this sport, still the unfinished article, so watch this space.”As an innovative modular sports bag, KitBrix is the brainchild of Robert Aldous. KitBrix was developed to allow him to store, transport and organise his kit in a way that took the stress out of training and event day planning. Robert partnered with one of the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs and top triathletes, Lara Morgan, to perfect the product and bring KitBrix to market. The two are aiming to revolutionise the sports bag market, exporting solutions that enable professional athletes and enthusiastic amateurs across the world to train more effectively.www.kitbrix.comlast_img read more

New materials in the pipeline as ASICS invests in SVX spidersilk

first_img Related ASICS’ investment subsidiary, ASICS Ventures Corporation, has invested in Seevix Material Sciences, which was founded in 2014 following over a decade of academic research at the Hebrew University in Israel.Seevix produces patented man-made spidersilk, SVX. SVX spidersilk is durable, yet sustainable and biodegradable. According to ASICS this material possesses natural spidersilk’s extraordinary strength and elasticity.Seevix manufactures SVX through biomimicry in a controlled fermenter-based process. SVX is a bio protein functional silk, with sustainability characteristics via the fibre’s natural properties. The aim from the material is to create thinner, lighter and tougher products on a commercial scale.Seevix and the ASICS Institute of Sport Science will jointly develop sporting goods utilizing SVX spidersilk.One of the core strategies in ASICS’s medium-term management plan, the ‘ASICS Growth Plan 2020’ (AGP), is to ‘create differentiated innovation’. ASICS notes that it has continued to introduce advanced technologies into its products to improve both sustainability and functionality.It has shifted to sustainable materials, including those deriving from biotechnology, by collaborating with external partners. ASICS adds that it aims to contribute to a circular economy while creating innovative products, services, and processes that significantly change customers’ lifestyles and experiences.www.asics.comwww.seevix.comlast_img read more

Final plat for Mission Chateau goes to planning commission; sets nine single-family home lots

first_imgThe area along the south edge of the Mission Valley property is slated for single family housing lots.A final plat for the Mission Chateau property carves out nine single-family housing lots on the back side of the property. The final plat submission will be reviewed by the Prairie Village Planning Commission at its Dec. 2 meeting.The land for the Mission Chateau development is zoned for single-family homes, so no zoning change is needed for the home lots on the grounds of the former Mission Valley Middle School. The plat also shows a street, called 85th Circle, that will run in front of the homes, connecting with Mission Road and ending in a circle in front of the last two lots. The homes will be on the south and southwest edges of the property.The lots range in size from 17,483 square feet to 30,590 square feet. That largest lot is .702 acres and the smallest is .401 acres. The plat also shows right-of-way and a number of easements for utilities, storm water and sewers.The plat review could come of the city council as early as its Jan. 5 meeting. The council would be reviewing the rights-of-way and easements.In September, a Johnson County District Court judge ruled against a group of homeowners near the property who claimed they had been disenfranchised when the city council approved the plans for Tutera Group’s 350,000 square foot Mission Chateau senior living center which will take up 12.8 acres of the property. The home lots are located on 5.6 acres.The judge found that the city had followed proper procedure in determining if a protest petition that would have triggered a supermajority requirement for approval of the project was valid. The council vote to approve was 7-6.A reduced-size version of the plat map is embedded below, or you can download the full resolution .pdf file here.last_img read more

2015 season kicks off at Toledo

first_imgHaving begun its journey at the port of Antwerp, Floragracht sailed to Toledo through ice, wind and fog, finally arriving at the port’s general cargo dock on April 10.Three units of cargo destined for BP-Husky’s Toledo refinery were discharged at the dock, which is operated by Midwest Terminals, before the vessel departed for Windsor, Ontario.  www.spliethoff.comwww.toledoportauthority.orglast_img

Georgia Tech beats Rider 61-54 in Orlando Classic

first_imgLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Charles Mitchell had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Georgia Tech beat Rider 61-54 Friday night in a consolation round game at the Orlando Classic.Demarco Cox and Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 10 points apiece for Georgia Tech (4-1).Matt Lopez tied his career-high with 13 points for Rider (2-4).Georgia Tech used an 11-0 run early in the second half to take a 41-32 lead. Quinton Stephens hit a long-range jumper and Mitchell had two baskets during the surge. Rider got within 47-46 with 7 minutes remaining on layups by Zedric Sadler and Teddy Okereafor.Mitchell scored the next five points, including a 3-point play, to make it 52-46 with 5 ½ minutes remaining.Lopez’s base-line shot cut the Rider deficit to 56-52 with 2 minutes to go.Lopez had nine first-half points to help Rider tie Georgia Tech 30-30 at the half.<!–iframe–>last_img read more

Barton hails supporters after Rangers are beaten at Newcastle

first_imgJoey Barton took to Twitter to praise both sets of fans after QPR’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.AdChoices广告Rangers’ former Magpies midfielder was given a warm welcome back to St James’ Park, where Moussa Sissoko’s goal gave the home side victory.Barton tweeted: “Gutted with the result. Felt it was a very even game. Great to be back at SJP and thanks for the reception, it meant a lot. “Also big shout to all QPR a fans who travelled up from West London. Sorry we couldn’t send you back on that long journey happier.”Barton also tweeted his support for Newcastle’s Ryan Taylor, who recently returned after a long spell out of action only to suffer another injury during the game.Barton declared: “Hope @TaylorR1984 is ok. If anyone deserves a bit of luck it’s him. #perspective .” Rangers striker Charlie Austin added: “Tough to come back from that game with nothing. Safe trip back to our fans, class today as usual.”QPR’s defeat plus Burnley’s win at Stoke meant Harry Redknapp’s side returned to the bottom of the Premier League.They now face a crucial home match against fellow strugglers Leicester next weekend.R’s defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted: “Huge game next week vs Leicester City….3points is a must…. 6pointer #cliche train hard play hard #mantra.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright dissect the cultural impact of “Black Panther”

first_img Related Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright play Wakandan royal siblings in Marvel’s superhero action film Black Panther. Boseman, who plays King T’Challa as well as the titular character Black Panther, says when it comes to the movie’s impact on black culture, he hopes this film will set the new normal in Hollywood.“Hopefully it becomes commonplace,” Boseman tells ABC Radio. “Hopefully this is something that is not the first time it’s ever happened for a young kid. After people see it, there will be a group of kids who will say, ‘Oh that’s that’s normal.’”Boseman also adds that the film will help to spark a much needed conversation on culture.“After seeing this, I think it’s a conversation that happens between people in the diaspora whether you are on the side of the continent [or] you are still on the continent of Africa… and you’ve been disconnected from the continent in some way,” he explains. “It’s a conversation… that has not happened on this stage and in this particular way through art. [It] will allow people to connect in their own way to their specific past and future.”Wright, who plays Black Panther’s sister Shuri concurs, and speaks to the film “monumental” impact.“My prayer is that… it can inspire people, it can inspire the young generation, the older generation, and everybody can just feel empowered and united,” she says. “And for the future they can flick back and see this film and know that this film is like a landmark film. The first Marvel… pretty much predominantly all black cast, African superhero film, that’s doing really well. So that can also inspire generations to come.” Black Panther hits theaters today from Marvel Studios and Disney, parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more