first_imgMagic Leap announces Independent Creator ProgramFund to offer grants of $20,000 to $500,000 to indie AR developers working on the headsetRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterThursday 15th November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleMagic LeapMagic Leap has announced today the commencement of its Independent Creator Program to support indie AR development. The program will offer grants of between $20,000 and $500,000 to independent developers working on projects for the Magic Leap AR headset.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 Variety reports that the application for the grants will be open for the next 30 days, with recipients having a publishing timeframe of three to 12 months. Selected developers will keep full rights to their projects, code, IP, and earnings.”This is essentially the first wave of a multi-wave program,” said Magic Leap chief content officer Rio Caraeff. “The program is designed to support the world’s best independent developers and creators with financial grants, hardware support, dedicated engineering support, and marketing support.”Caraeff described the Independent Creator Program as an “eight-figure program” and this initial application process as the first wave of more to come.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 storiesMagic Leap appoints Microsoft exec as CEOPeggy Johnson takes on the role from August 1By James Batchelor 10 months agoMagic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz to step downAbovitz will continue as CEO until a replacement is found, and remain on the board after the transitionBy Matthew Handrahan 11 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Featured image: Necsa cof The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa), has been chosen as one of the  winners by The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) for its renowned artisan training programme.The training programme has been nominated under the category of Best Artisan Development Programme.Acting CEO of CHIETA, Kedibane Moroane, expressed elation regarding the commitment from all stakeholders noting that the awards evening, is recognition of dedicated, hard-working contributors that make a difference in the lives of people.Best Artisan Development ProgrammeMoroane said: “Congratulations to Necsa on being chosen as a winner in the category, Best Artisan Development Programme.“Necsa has managed to have a success rate of 95% for a number of years and have managed to employ some of the artisans. The success of this programme should not go unnoticed, hence this Award.”Phumzile Tshelane, Group CEO of Necsa said:  “I am proud and gratified that all the work that we have put into developing a world class artisan training programme has been recognised in this way.”Necsa is internationally certified as both a designer and fabricator of nuclear technology systems.  Necsa is the only company in South Africa with this certification.Tshelane added:  “To run with the world’s best in the construction of our new nuclear power fleet we train our highly- rated artisans to world standard, with no compromise.”Tshelane said that Necsa is working on expanding its artisan training capacity to meet the demand for highly skilled local manpower which will result from the building of the new nuclear power stations.Currently Necsa is training 300 people in a range of highly skilled craft trades to meet the coming demand.center_img Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Finance and Policy Previous articleSiemens joins forces with Future Energy East AfricaNext articleGlobal transition to clean energy Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.last_img read more

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first_img@bradpittshoe/Twitter(GILROY, Calif.) — There is an active shooting incident at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California, according to police.There is no immediate word on how many have been shot or the conditions of the victims.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

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first_imgHe told European Voice last year that his priorities as EUPM commander were clamping down on the trafficking of women and boosting the morale of national police. He commanded the UN Protection Force police in Croatia in 1992, was its police commissioner in 1994, senior adviser for the Western European Union to Albania in 1997 and UN Police Commissioner in Kosovo in 1999-2000.A devoted family man, he leaves a wife, two grown-up children and four grand-children. “I am shocked by the news of the sudden death in Sarajevo of Police Commissioner Sven Frederiksen,” the EU high representative for foreign affairs said. “The international policing family has lost one of its most distinguished representatives. “I have lost an outstanding collaborator and a friend. Our thoughts are with his family and his colleagues in EUPM at this tragic time.”Frederiksen, a Dane, had led the UN International Police Task Force (IPTF) in Bosnia and Herzegovina before setting up the EU’s first police mission from scratch after it took over the IPTF’s mandate at the end of 2002.last_img read more

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first_imgComing in support of their recent release Celebration (2015), bluegrass band Cabinet has announced an extensive summer tour schedule. The group will appear all over the country and at many festivals this summer, including Disc Jam, High Sierra, All Good, Gathering of the Vibes and more!Check out the title track from their latest album and the full tour schedule below:More information can be found via the band’s official website.Cabinet Tour Schedule:5/22 North Lawrence, OH – The Ville Music Festival5/23 Roanoke, VA – Night Riders Ball5/25 Bethlehem, PA – #SBECFest – Memorial Day Festival6/5-6 Glen Jean, WV – Mountain Music Festival6/11 Burlington, VT – Nectar’s6/13 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Brew Festival6/14 Stephentown, NY – Disc Jam6/20 Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery6/21 Croton on Hudson, NY – Clearwater Festival (early show)6/21 Shelton, CT – Soupstock (late show)6/26 Mebane, NC – The Big What?6/27 Nashville, TN – ACME Seed & Feed6/30 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge7/2-3 Quincy, CA  – High Sierra Music Festival7/4 St. Helena, CA – Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch7/8 Announcing Soon7/9-10 Summit Point, WV – All Good Music Festival7/17 Trumansburg, NY – Grassroots Music Festival7/23 Falls River, MA – Narrows Center7/25 Jay Peak, VT – Jeezum Crow Music Festival7/29-30 Cape May, NJ – Cabanas7/31 Sterling, NY – Sterling String Fling8/2 Bridgeport, CT – Gathering of the Vibes8/8 Burlington, VT – Lake Champlain Maritime Festival8/13-15 Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival8/15 Cockeysville, MD – Hot August Music Festival (early show)8/22 Bolton Valley, VT – Hop Jam8/30 – 9/6 Stanley, ID – Pickin’ on the Middle Fork River Adventurelast_img read more

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first_imgWhile Arcade Fire continues to work on a new studio album in New Orleans, the group is making time for a handful of performances throughout 2016. This year will see the group play, at minimum, two festivals and one benefit event, comprising the first tour dates for the beloved rockers since 2014’s Reflektor tours.The band will head to Montreal on February 19th, playing a benefit show for KANPE. Founded by band member Régine Chassagne, KANPE is a charity that raises funds and aid for Haiti. The benefit will also see appearances from David Byrne, Saul Williams and The Office‘s Rainn Wilson.Arcade Fire And Preservation Hall Jazz Band Shut Down New Orleans With Second Line For David Bowie [Photos/Video]Then, in July, Arcade Fire travels to Europe for two festivals: Bilbao BBK Live in Spain and NOS Alive in Portugal. Both occur during the July 7-9 weekend, with Arcade Fire confirmed to perform on the Sunday of NOS Alive. If that festival name sounds familiar, it’s because Radiohead was announced as a headliner last week.We’ll be on the lookout for more news from Arcade Fire. Considering 2016 is shaping up to be the year of the revival/reunion, we’re optimistic about more Arcade Fire performances.last_img read more

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first_imgMILWAUKEE – A new partnership to train fire department paramedics in community-based health care will kick off with a press conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing, 1921 E. Hartford Ave.The community-based paramedic pilot program involves the UWM College of Nursing, Milwaukee Fire Department, Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The program will train paramedics to provide follow-up health care to frequent users of emergency medical services. Paramedics will receive training to support these patients with preventive and primary care before they reach a crisis again.This summer, the UWM College of Nursing will collaborate with the Medical College of Wisconsin to train 30 paramedics from the Milwaukee, North Shore, West Allis, Greenfield and Madison fire departments in the “Community Paramedic Curriculum,” a community-based health care model used nationally. The curriculum will provide enhanced training in health issues such as asthma and infant mortality. That training will be completed in October. The community-based paramedic pilot program will then be implemented in participating communities.Speakers at the news conference include:Sally Lundeen – Dean of the UWM College of NursingMark Mone – UWM ChancellorDaniel Berendt – Assistant Fire Chief, MFD Emergency Medical ServicesDr. Stephen Hargarten – Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of WisconsinDr. Riccardo Colella – Director, Medical College of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County EMSlast_img read more

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first_imgLOOK: Cyclists Volunteer to Give Nature Rides to Wheelchair Bound“For somebody whose spouse used a wheelchair or walker before they passed away, it’s hard to think of that equipment going into the trash,” one of the nonprofit volunteers told The Washington Post. “When they give it to us, they feel like they’ve given it a second life. And then to see the recipient’s face light up — that’s extremely rewarding.”Sudabattula was first inspired to launch his labor of love several years ago while he was studying at the University of Utah and simultaneously volunteering in the prosthetics department at a nearby hospital.Whenever one of the patients outgrew a prosthetic, the device would simply be thrown away. Prosthetics can’t be reused because they are specifically fitted to each patient, but Sudabattula couldn’t help but wonder if he could rescue other medical equipment from the trash.Photo by Project EmbraceHe was reminded of a trip that he had taken to India with his parents in 2006 when they brought him to an orphanage for disabled children. Since the youngsters didn’t have access to medical equipment, they had fashioned makeshift wheelchairs out of lawn furniture and bicycle wheels.Ten years later, Sudabattula returned to the very same orphanage so he could donate several dozen wheelchairs and crutches – all of which were courtesy of Project Embrace.WATCH: As Disabled Man Frantically Wheels Himself Home Before Tornado, Teen Hops Out of His Car to HelpSince launching the nonprofit from his apartment in 2016, the group has donated over 900 refurbished medical devices to low-income hospitals in India and the United States.Just last month, Project Embrace volunteers made their second trip to the Utah-Arizona border so they could donate dozens of wheelchairs and walkers to a rural Navajo Nation hospital.Photo by Project Embrace“Often times when it comes to healthcare innovation and design, people tend to opt out of professional conversations because they don’t feel qualified enough to contribute to the discussion,” Sudabattula said in a blog post. “This is ironic because access to healthcare (and healthcare innovation) affects everyone — naturally, everyone should then be involved.“We give our community an opportunity to get involved and by tracking where individual donations end up going, we can show our community exactly where their impact is being made.“There have been a lot of slip ups along the road, but founding a cause where everyone feels welcome to contribute to greater health will always be the greatest decision I’ve ever made as a student.”(WATCH the video below)Be Sure And Share This Sweet Story Of Kindness With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePhoto by Project EmbraceA compassionate college student has been on a mission to rescue abandoned medical equipment so he can send them to people who need them.Mohan Sudabattula is the mastermind behind Project Embrace: a nonprofit that collects secondhand crutches, wheelchairs, orthotic braces, walkers, slings, and rehabilitative gear for reuse.The 23-year-old student and his team of volunteers collect the equipment by scouring the dusty shelves of thrift stores and accepting personal donations from community members. After the gear is cleaned and refurbished, the group sends it to disadvantaged medical facilities around the world.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Darragh Doiron The News staff writer It’s okay that Shirley Dement talks about herself in third person. All three sound pretty nice. “I guess Shirley is a people person,” Dement said. Her daughter calls her something else. “Mom is a ball of fire,” said Brooks Cima, Dement’s daughter. “She has been a ‘professional volunteer’ on the local scene for over 20 years, with most of that spent in service with the United Board of Missions.” At this past week’s UBM open house to promote office renovations, Dement proudly showed offices where area needy can get help with paying utilities and prescriptions, food and clothing. She’s gearing up for the holiday Share-A-Toy. Now president of the board, Dement said a church member asked her to attend a UBM meeting years ago. “I was just amazed at what the people were doing,” she recalled. Gentle nudges got her active in other UBM projects and now she finds the work rewarding. Talking to clients, such as grandmothers raising grandchildren, is emotional, she said. “When jobs are hard to find, that’s when United Board of Missions is needed,” Dement said. When grandmothers come in and humbly ask for a toy, Dement wants to help. “If it were up to me, I’d give them the whole building,” she said. In addition to her UBM work, Shirley has an active church life at the First United Methodist Church in Groves where she is in the choir and serves on the worship committee. “Her family is very important to her. She and my father will celebrate 54 years of marriage in May of 2008,” Cima said Cima said her mother is active in the lives of her grandchildren: Mindy, recently married and doing post-graduate work at the University of St. Thomas; Erin, a prospective May graduate from University of St. Andrews; Caitlin, a recent graduate from Baylor University now serving in the U.S. Air Force; and Derrick, a freshman engineering major at Louisiana State University. Contact this reporter at [email protected] Next Uplast_img read more

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first_img Does it feel like twice the work? It really doesn’t. When we started this, I had no history with Beckett or Pinter—I’d never read any of them. That served me well, because people I talk to say, “Oh, Waiting for Godot, I remember reading that in college, I had no idea what was going on.” But I had no preconceived notion. And what’s great about these two plays is half of what you’re given is stuff that happens between the lines, in the pauses and non-verbal moments. Tell me about the Shuler Hensley Awards in Georgia—how cool is that to have an award named after you? Six years ago, the guys who created the awards said, “We want to start a Georgia version of the Gene Kelly Awards in Pennsylvania and the Tommy Tune Awards in Texas.” I agreed to help in any way I could. That’s when they said, “We’d like to call it the Shuler Awards.” But I wasn’t thinking, “Finally, I have an award named after me!” To me, it’s kind of crazy, but if it helps, it’s fine with me. I remember so vividly the magic of high school theater. That’s when I got hooked. To come back and see kids having these moments, it completely reenergizes you as a performer. Related Shows Are you more at home belting out an 11:00 number or doing a drama? Over the years, I’ve learned that singing is just an extension of acting, and well-crafted musicals understand that. It can become a really magical experience. To have an orchestra and all the people working together to create these scenes and these moments—there’s nothing like it. That’s why you have Hugh Jackman and these guys who have had a taste of musical theater coming back to it. There’s just no substitute. Shuler Hensley really knows how to stick out in a crowd—he stands six feet, three inches tall, and his booming voice and hearty laugh overpower a room. But despite being an amiable guy in real life, these larger-than-life attributes often get him cast as the bad guy: a Tony-winning turn as Jud Fry in Oklahoma! and Javert in Les Miserables on Broadway, and Jigger Craigin in the New York Philharmonic’s Carousel concert, just to name three. In No Man’s Land and Waiting For Godot, playing in repertory at the Cort Theatre, Hensley takes on two very different types of bad guys—in Godot, a pompous fat-cat, and in No Man’s Land, a mysterious bodyguard. Below, Hensley chats about getting a “shot of stage” with Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart, his acclaimed performance as an obese tutor in The Whale, being the namesake of the Shuler Hensley Awards and more. Shuler Hensley How did you manage to make Godot’s wealthy, egomaniac Pozzo such a funny (and even sometimes sympathetic) character? From day one, Sean was very specific about us wanting to experiment with accents, because there is no setting for this play. It’s just an abandoned road in the middle of nowhere. So you have the freedom to explore and use your characters in a way that’s very personal. I was born and raised in Georgia, and having this giant circus type character with a Southern accent really struck me. Beckett flows nicely with a Southern accent. It allowed me to connect with this character deeper than trying to mimic some other production of it. See Shuler Hensley in Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land at the Cort Theatre. You’re immersed in Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land—what is it like to alternate between the two plays? It’s challenging. At first, I was like, how is this gonna work? It starts with having trust in your fellow actors; they help immerse you in the play at hand. Like a song, once you get into that rhythm, everything starts coming back. It’s overwhelming to think about logically: “I’m gonna do these two giant pieces of theater in one day,” but it’s also wonderful. Ian calls it “the shot of stage,” when you get a B-12 shot or something—you feel overwhelmed until you get in front of the footlights, and then it’s quite exciting. Care to weigh in on the GOD-oh versus God-OH debate? I try my hardest to say GOD-oh, because that’s what they want. I find it fascinating, because it’s a typical example of what the play is about. What is the answer? What is the meaning? What’s the pronunciation? What’s going on? Just the fact that the title of the show is debatable makes me giggle. But I will say GOD-oh until the Brits leave and then if I do another production with Americans and they want God-OH, I’ll do God-OH. Guh-Dot, whatever you want. God-O.T. Go-daht! Are the Sirs as silly in real life as they are on Twitter? Oh yes, that’s exactly the way they come across in real life. Most of the comments I’ve had at the stage door are that they’re overwhelmed by Godot because they never realized how funny it was. Ian and Pat have such a humanity. They’ve worked together for 40 years; they’ve grown up together in this business. There’s a real love between them and you can feel it!center_img You had one of the most acclaimed performances of 2012 in The Whale. Looking back on it, what was that experience like? I love characters who are outsiders, and initially my agent said, “They want you to do a reading of this play, and it’s a guy who’s a 650-pound morbidly obese gay online tutor,” and I said, “I am doing it.” [Laughs.] As a character actor, you can’t ask for a more challenging, juicy role. We’re excited to see you in The Most Happy Fella at Encores! this spring. Is this a role you’ve always wanted to play? It is! My first summer job at a music festival up in Bay View, Michigan, was The Most Happy Fella—I played one of the chefs. It’s a beautifully written show, but it’s dealing with some pretty heavy issues for 1956. It’s a wonderful classic musical, just one hit after another, and a lot of times you don’t get the chance to hear the lushness of the music with the full orchestra. When you were in Oklahoma! with Hugh Jackman in London, did you have any idea he would go on to be one of the world’s biggest stars? The first time I saw him, he came into the rehearsal studio with no shoes on. I was like, who is this guy? He’s been a friend of mine since that first day, and he’s still the same guy. I went with him for his first audition for X-Men, for moral support. Talk about the randomness of becoming a star: He didn’t get the role! The guy who was originally supposed to do Wolverine was doing Mission Impossible II in Australia and they had a monsoon or something that delayed filming. Then they came back to Hugh. So, you just never know. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 30, 2014 No Man’s Land What was it like to rehearse with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen? When you’re dealing with Sir Ian and Sir Pat, and you’re like, “Oh my god…” But once you get to know them, you see that what makes them so great is the fact that their energy and enthusiasm for theater has never waned. It’s like it’s the first play they’ve ever done! Star Files You play a more mysterious bad guy in No Man’s Land—are people at the stage door surprised to see how jovial you really are? Yes, they always are—I think it’s my size and my voice. I find it interesting to play characters that are preconceived as the villain and try to find parts of them that everyone can relate to. There’s nothing more unsettling than to come to the theater and say, “Oh god, here comes this big bad guy,” and then come out thinking, “I feel for him.” You realize that those people are in all of us.last_img read more

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