TIGA publishes guide to forthcoming changes in data protection law

first_imgTIGA publishes guide to forthcoming changes in data protection lawThe General Data Protection Regulation to replace the Data Protection Act on May 25Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterThursday 11th January 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleTIGAVideo game trade association TIGA has published a guide ahead of forthcoming changes UK data protection laws. Due to be implemented on May 25 this year, the General Data Protection Regulation will replace the Data Protection Act 1998.The GDPR aims to unify data regulation within the European Union, simplifying the environment for international businesses and giving back control to citizens and residents over their personal data.It also will introduce tough fines for non-compliance and give individuals more of a say over what organisations can do with their data.One of the most notable changes included in the GDPR is the right to be forgotten which allows individuals to request that their personal data is erased “without undue delay.”Produced in partnership with law firms Stevens and Bolton, and Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, TIGA’s guide explores the main issues behind GDPR from changes to data processing and breach notifications, through to the new legal requirements surrounding data protection officers. 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 “The gaming industry is very diverse, which inevitably means that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to GDPR compliance,” said TIGA CEO Dr Richard Wilson.”We trust that games businesses will find our guide a useful introduction to the GDPR and then take professional advice to ensure that they are compliant with the GDPR.”For more information, or to get a copy of the document, click here.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 storiesConsole remains largest employer of development staff in the UKOnly 13% of UK studios have console development as their primary focus, but it still represents 46% of the workforce in the country, TIGA saysBy Marie Dealessandri 5 months agoGrowth in UK games industry fastest ever recordedGames development headcount is at an all-time high of 18,279 in the UKBy Marie Dealessandri 6 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Morgan Stanley deal beefs up workplace offering

first_img 1 3 Subscribe for original insights, commentary and analysis of the issues facing the financial advice community, from the InvestmentNews team. In 2019, Morgan Stanley acquired the Canadian stock plan business Solium Capital and rebranded it as Shareworks. With its acquisition of ETrade in 2020, Morgan Stanley now serves more than 4.9 million stock plan participants.Morgan Stanley Shareworks offers software and services that help private and public companies simplify share plan management, provide disclosures and support tax and legal compliance.”Morgan Stanley intends to be the leader in capitalization management for private companies and early stage startups, helping them to manage the complexities of their equity and employee stock plans,” Jed Finn, head of corporate and institutional solutions at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, said in a release. InvestCloud to acquire Advicent and NaviPlan planning software The Gates divorce: Lessons for financial advisers Why Tony Robbins, tax shelters and financial advisers don’t mix 2020 brought human capital management practices into focus 2center_img 4 Morgan Stanley has entered into an agreement with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati that enables privately held companies currently using the law firm’s capitalization management software to migrate to Morgan Stanley’s Shareworks capitalization and stock plan platform. Newsletters House panel unanimously passes SECURE 2.0 House committee poised to advance SECURE 2.0 retirement savings bill For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here,MOST READ 5last_img read more

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Human Services FT Faculty & Coord of Studies & Internships

first_imgLOCATION:                        Central, SC and Online CLASSIFICATION:             Full-time faculty, tenure-track; exempt. 10-monthcontract REPORTSTO:                    Chair for the Division of Social Sciences, College of Arts andSciences GENERAL DESCRIPTIONSouthern Wesleyan University, a university within theWesleyan-Holiness theological tradition, located in the beautifulupstate of South Carolina, invites applications for facultypositions within the Human Services program.We invite interested individuals to apply for the positionof Human Services-Full-Time Faculty and Coordinator ofStudies & Internships. The university seeks toincrease the number of women and minorities within its faculty.Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position isintended to begin August 1, 2021.The entry level rank of this full-time faculty position(assistant or associate professor), within the Human Servicesprogram, will be determined by terminal degree, qualifications andexperience. The selected individual will have primaryresponsibility for coordinating internships/practica and forleading the Human Services program. RESPONSIBILITIESTeach classes in the undergraduate Human Services program(e.g., Foundations of Human Services, Management of Human Services,Case Management, Practical Interviewing Skills, Professional andEthical Issues in the Helping Professions) in in-person and onlineformats. SWU undergraduate faculty carry a 12-hour/semester load:four 3-credit hour courses during the Fall and Spring semesters,with course load reductions for internship coordination.Coordinate practica/internships for the HumanServices/Psychology programs.Coordinate program development, student learning outcomesassessment, student recruitment, and advising in the human servicesprogram.Demonstrate servant-leadership by engaging in serviceactivities within the university and the larger community.Serve on university committees and be actively engaged with theuniversity community. QUALIFICATIONSA master’s degree or doctorate in the social sciences (e.g.,counseling, criminal justice, human services, psychology, socialwork) with at least 18 graduate credits directly related to theiracademic discipline is required.Experience in or a desire to integrate Christian faith with theteaching and practice of the academic discipline is essential.Previous online and traditional teaching experience ispreferred.  Internship coordination/supervision experience ispreferred.SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in itsdaily operations and in achieving its strategic goals. Applicantsshould be comfortable and familiar with the use of technologywithin the academic environment including distance learning andlearning management systems, web-based programs, and PCapplications.OTHER REQUIREMENTSMission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is aChristian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holinesstheological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologeticallyChrist-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace theuniversity’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, andadhere to its lifestyle expectations.Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on thecompletion a criminal background screening.last_img read more

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Joel Gluck’s Israeli bond issuance falls through as Williamsburg rental project faces financing crunch

first_img163 North 6th Street and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Bull (Credit: Google Maps, Wikipedia)The return of American firms to the Israeli bond market has run into a hiccup.Joel Gluck’s Spencer Equity, the second of three New York-based developers to announce plans earlier this month for new bond offerings in Tel Aviv, has reversed course amid investor concerns surrounding the Williamsburg property that would secure the bonds.Spencer Equity tried to put a positive spin on the news.“The company is honored to announce that in light of the existence of better alternatives for the financing of the property, the company has decided not to carry out the bond issuance,” the company stated in a disclosure to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange published Wednesday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENTSpencer could not be reached for comment. Israeli publication Globes first reported the news.The issuance of what would have been Spencer’s fourth series of Israeli bonds failed in the institutional bidding phase, sources told The Real Deal. Gluck’s firm was targeting a 240 million shekel (or $68.5 million) raise, which would have been used to refinance the partially stalled rental project at 163 North 6th Street and replace a $46 million mortgage from Signature Bank.Signature Bank provided a three-year, $53 million loan on the property in 2016, which was then extended and reduced to its current value in January. A source told TRD that the loan is nearly in default. Signature Bank did not respond to a request for comment.As previously reported by TRD, the second phase of Spencer’s church-to-rentals conversion project known as Spire Lofts has been stalled for years because of excess floor area that has kept the building from obtaining a certificate of occupancy, leading to an $8 million loss in 2018 alone. This appears to have been the main reason for the failure of the bond issuance.The most recently disclosed appraisal report for the property notes that it is in fact overbuilt by 7,588 square feet — 50 percent more than the 5,000 square feet previously reported.Spencer Equity owns a 66.9 percent stake in Spire Lofts, and Yoel Goldman’s All Year Management owns the remainder. On Tuesday, just a day before the issuance was scrapped, All Year disclosed that it had agreed to guarantee its share of payments associated with the new bonds.Meanwhile, Silverstein Properties returned to Tel Aviv with a bang last week, with a nearly three-times oversubscribed institutional bidding round. Trading in the firm’s new Series B bonds began Tuesday. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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US Supreme Court denies Clipper’s rent regulation petition

first_imgClipper Equity’s David Bistricer (inset) and the US Supreme Court (Credit: RealInsight and Getty Images)Clipper Equity wasn’t one of the lucky 150.The U.S. Supreme Court, which hears roughly 150 out of the 7,000 cases it is asked to review a year, has declined to hear Clipper Equity’s challenge to New York’s rent regulation rules.The landlord filed a petition in October, asking the court to weigh in on whether a New York Court of Appeals decision represented “an uncompensated taking of [Clipper’s] property.” The court had ruled in favor of tenants, finding that apartments at two Clipper buildings should’ve remained rent regulated while the landlord was receiving a 421-g tax break.“We’re not surprised, but we’re pleased,” attorney Robert Smith, who represented the tenants in the case, said of the court’s decision. Representatives for Clipper didn’t return calls seeking comment.Back in June 2016, tenants at 50 Murray Street and 53 Park Place, along with residents of an Equity Residential property, filed a lawsuit against the the real estate investment trust, alleging that it illegally raised rents and deregulated units while receiving 421-g benefits. At the time, the REIT argued that it had the right to take units out of regulation once rents reached a certain threshold (a practice known as luxury decontrol). Clipper won an appeal against tenants in January 2018, but that decision was reversed in June 2019 by the state’s Court of Appeals, which found that the apartments should have remained rent-stabilized.Clipper then filed a petition with the Supreme Court, arguing that the ruling violates the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause and the Fourteenth Amendment’s due-process clause.The REIT, headed by David Bistricer, is also part of a coalition of landlords bankrolling a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new rent stabilization law passed in June, which eliminated luxury decontrol among other changes. Since the measure’s enactment, there have been at least two other federal complaints filed challenging the law. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Steinmeier under fire on Armenia

first_img“This is disgusting. Steinmeier’s reaction shows a cold-heartedness and slyness, that one feels like shouting: ‘You have no idea of anything, neither of the genocide of the Armenians nor of the Holocaust of the Jews!’” wrote Broder.No less harsh was Süddeutsche Zeitung columnist Robert Roßmann, who wrote on Monday that Steinmeier lacks focus, adding that is “especially fatal if he speaks as the foreign minister.” Furthermore, argued Roßmann, Steinmeier’s argumentation in the Spiegel interview was “cheeky.”The genocide debate has been fueled in recent weeks as the 100th anniversary of the killings approached.The Turkish government has harshly attacked those who called the Armenian massacre a genocide. Ankara leveled severe criticism against the Pope, the European Parliament and also German President Gauck.Germany has for a long time been reluctant to openly criticize the Turkish government. Around 3 million people of Turkish origin live in Germany, which has a total population of 80 million. The heat turned up even more on Steinmeier after he defended his position this weekend in an interview with Der Spiegel. Steinmeier argued that Germany should “be careful” when speaking of a genocide in Armenia as this could be seen to belittle the German genocide against the Jews and prove the point of those who say “the Holocaust started originally before 1933.”German Green Party MP Claudia Roth accused Steinmeier of an “irritating supposition, which is completely unjustified and needs to be rejected absolutely.”According to German newspaper Die Welt, Roth called Steinmeier’s position “politically indecent” in light of the fact that German President Joachim Gauck had highlighted Germany’s explicit responsibility for what happened 100 years ago. Diplomatic cables from 1915 had revealed that Germany was fully aware of the massacres committed by the Ottomans, but did nothing to respond.Roth warned that German foreign policy towards Turkey and Armenia can only be credible if it “admits its own responsibility for the genocide and its own guilt.”Michael Brand, a member of parliament from the governing CDU party, also vigorously criticized Steinmeier. “The German foreign minister is expected on a national and international level to recognize and name a genocide,” Brand told POLITICO. “Especially because of the Holocaust a genocide must not be by-passed or withheld due to cowardice.”German-Jewish essayist Henryk M. Broder also slammed on Steinmeier in Die Welt, saying that the foreign minister used the Holocaust as “a joker that he keeps up his sleeve.” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is under fire at home for refusing to use the word “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.Other world leaders, including the Pope, the European Parliament, many EU national parliaments and also the German President Joachim Gauck have not been shy about using the word, despite the long-standing and vehement refusal by Turkey to admit that the deaths of more than 1 million Armenians amounted to genocide.But as German MPs debated a resolution on the issue, Steinmeier’s Foreign Ministry argued that labeling the events as a genocide would hurt the delicate rapprochement process between Armenia and Turkey.last_img read more

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Watch John Mayer Shred With Zac Brown Band At Hollywood Bowl

first_imgJohn Mayer’s time is coming quickly. Soon enough he’ll be sharing the stage alongside Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead for the ensemble’s slated Dead & Company dates, but over the weekend, Mayer paid a visit to the Hollywood Bowl during the Zac Brown Band show to jam with with his old friend.John Mayer and Bob Weir Comment On Touring After Fare Thee WellMayer emerged at the end of Brown’s set and lit into a trio of covers including, Bill Withers’ “Use Me,” a Jimi Hendrix-esque version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” and Avicii’s “Broken Arrows.” Take a look at “Watchtower” from the show below:[Via Jambands.com]last_img read more

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Judith McLaughlin to run for Vermont State Senate in Franklin County

first_imgJudith McLaughlin of Franklin has announced her candidacy for the Vermont State Senate as an Independent.  In 2010,  McLaughlin came in immediately behind incumbents Randy Brock and Sara Kittell.  Neither incumbent is running for re-election. She ran as a Republican for the seat in 2010. In a statement, she said: â It is my wish to represent all of Franklin County and Alburgh the best way that I can, without being restrained by party.  As an independent I will legislate for the good of Franklin County and Alburgh, as well as all of Vermont, without the restrictions of partisan politics.  I have always said, itâ s not about the party, itâ s about the people.âMcLaughlin said she will take her mountain bike and traverse the roads of Franklin county and Alburgh this summer personally discussing her 4-point Platform; Diversified Agriculture, Rural Youth, Affordable Energy and Entrepreneurism. â I understand first-hand the issues our small businesses and agricultural community faces, and I will be their champion.  As a former agricultural small business owner, and a current homesteader looking to develop a new agricultural-based business, I struggle along with others like me who continue to face the bureaucratic red-tape that tends to stymie entrepreneurship.  Vermont requires more entrepreneurs to develop new demands for local food.  A business-friendly infrastructure developed specifically for diversified agriculture is paramount in VT.  Small, state-of-the-art, regional processing facilities are required for our natural/organic meat and poultry producers.   We need year-round facilities in our communities for our local farmers to market their products.  We need our permitting processes simplified.  We need tax relief for small businesses while we continue to improve our road and communication networks.â  McLaughlin, a Vermont Army National Guard retired Lieutenant Colonel, spent her career working with civil authorities and youth, both here in the States as well as overseas. â Here in Vermont, our rural youth need inspiration.  They canâ t be what they canâ t see.  We need to cease lamenting that their generation will never be great, and we need to begin showing them how they can.  When our youth have no hope for a higher education, or a livable-wage job, we lose them to crime, homelessness or the cycle of public support.  Iâ ve spent most of my career mentoring and teaching youth and I will champion affordable tuition at our State Colleges, community mentor centers and programs, along with school curriculums that better prepare our youth to become young leaders.âShe said that in their spare time, Judith and her husband Rob teach younger generations all the forgotten arts inherent to a self-sufficient family.  Judith and Rob raise their vegetables, honey, eggs and herbs for multiple families, and teach their younger generations how to become self-sufficient while reducing their energy footprint. Judith stated, â Energy efficiency is a personal as well as state responsibility.  We all need to participate to ensure affordable energy for Vermonters, and to protect our most vulnerable.    Yet, we need to rethink how we look at renewable energy in Vermont, and shift our focus from large-scale community projects to homeowner solutions.  The ultimate result is a reduced energy footprint in Vermont.  How we get there is our choice.  I will champion new and innovative small businesses that develop alternative energy solutions that are affordable and sustainable for the homeowner.  Alternative energy must available to all homes.  I will promote tax credits for improving homeowner energy efficiency, while ensuring our current public utilities, as well as new development remains responsive and responsible to Vermonters needs.âlast_img read more

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BMH and CCV awarded grant to continue accelerated medical assistant program

first_imgBrattleboro Memorial Hospital,Community College of Vermont,Vermont Business Magazine Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) has recently been awarded a Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant (SHIP) of $19,000 over the next two years. This grant will provide support for the College to Career Program, BMH and Community College of Vermont’s accelerated Medical Assistant training program, and will strengthen the variety of population health services and programs in the Brattleboro area.  For the past three years, BMH and Community College of Vermont (CCV) have joined forces to create and implement an accelerated program to prepare qualified candidates for jobs as Certified Medical Assistants. This program was created in response to challenges filling positions within the local healthcare workforce, and has become a critical resource for both BMH and for people in the Brattleboro area who are looking to increase their skills and to obtain jobs in the medical profession.Medical Assistants (MAs) support clinicians by preparing patients for their exams, performing basic laboratory tests, and documenting patients’ medical histories, among other clinical responsibilities.  By providing these much needed services, Medical Assistants free up clinicians to spend more face-to-face time with patients, and increase the number of patients that clinicians can care for each day.This grant will provide for full tuition for eight new students to complete an 18-week program to obtain their Medical Assistant certification, allowing them to begin a career within BMH’s Medical Group practices.  The training will include rotations throughout the various specialties of BMH’s twelve outpatient practices in order to learn how to operate specific equipment and to navigate and document electronic medical records.Classes will be held on the CCV Brattleboro campus.  For more information about the Medical Assistant program, please go to www.ccv.edu(link is external) Brattleboro Memorial HospitalFounded in 1904, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) is a licensed, 61-bed, not-for-profit community hospital located in southeastern Vermont, serving a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The BMH medical staff includes board-certified providers in primary care and many other specialties, with a shared mission of providing exceptional health care delivered with compassion and respect. The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Health System includes the BMH Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice of primary care and specialty care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Over 110 active volunteers assist BMH’s 600 employees in caring for our community.Community College of VermontCCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving over 7,000 students each semester.  With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access CCV’s degree and certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.Source: Brattleboro, VT — (August 30, 2018) – Brattleboro Memorial Hospitallast_img read more

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