Jagex sold for $530mFukong Interactive also sells RuneScape developer’s parent company to Macarthur Fortune HoldingJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 28th April 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleJagex Games StudioUK MMO developer Jagex has been acquired for $530 million.The studio was previously owned by Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology, a company within Chinese games firm Fukong Interactive Entertainment. It has now been purchased by US-based global management firm Macarthur Fortune Holding through one of its funds, Platinum Fortune.Macarthur has also acquired the Hong Kong-based Hongtou Network, again through the Platinum fund.Jagex’s management team at its Cambridge headquarters remains in place.Related JobsData Scientist Jagex Games StudioLead Technical Artist Jagex Games StudioSenior Product Manager Jagex Games StudioDiscover more jobs in games Going forward, Macarthur Fortune plans to strategically invest in marketing, research and development to help Jagex grow the playerbase for its RuneScape MMOs.This sale has been rumoured for well over a year, with the news that Fukong Interactive was planning to sell Jagex first emerging back in January 2019.Reports emerged that the developer was being sold to a US firm, identified by some as Platinum Fortune, but Jagex denied this — twice, in fact — stating that, at the time, a sale was one of several possible outcomes.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 stories”It was never about spending power”: What Carlyle acquisition really means for JagexCEO Phil Mansell on the latest change of ownership and plans to expand RuneScape beyond the 20-year-old MMORPGBy James Batchelor 3 months agoJagex sold to Carlyle GroupUPDATE: US buyout fund confirms it has taken over RuneScape developerBy James Batchelor 3 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
We are in a country where news channels, newspapers, reporters have the right to put forward the truth that common people should have to know about right! and it is necessary for a democratic country like ours.But but but this freedom of speech could also lead people in the direction they( media) wants us to be in, isn’t it.In recent days, let’s have an overview of how media (mostly news channels) had shown us-In Feb, March, April and May, it was all about the corona and more precisely they sang the hymns for our world’s best leader, who managed in crisis very well, helped other countries (major powers as well) too. People were also like yes, he is the leader we wanted and needed.After the pandemic situation went out of control, suddenly the topic of news channels changed from corona to Ayodhya, again we sang the rhymes of the so-called leader ignoring the fact that in a democratic country a leader should consider the fact of not being supportive to any single religion.Then came that an actor attempted suicide, and according to the scenario it was supposed that his GF might be involved in this, but again what media showed is that girl killed SSR.Is it justified, was it innocent until proven guilty or guilty until proven innocent, I am confused as the media have taken the responsibility of prooving her a culprit instead of focusing on revealing the truth?Why they ( media) is this much biased, why it is supporting a single person who took the advantage of SSR’s suicide and gave it a different angle of nepotism, waooo, she might be right or not but using a veteran actor’s death as a backbone to her own issues is surely not right.GDP, unemployment, other issues of national and international level a level like of no importance to this so-called media.Yes, of course, it won’t bring out Trp to their channels as showing this murder mystery for long 2 months, all day will.And then came us, ANDHBHAKTS, who are being subconsciously directed to something they want us to look the way.Don’t be an andhbhakt, look, observe use brains, do not get hypnotised by this so-called media.
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today Linkedin 4.8.2014 Twitter Lutz said the proposal lets SCE off the hook and leaves ratepayers responsible for the bill, the article said. SCE and SDG&E both said that money collected between the time that the plant was shutdown and when SCE announced in June 2013 that it was permanently closing the plant would be refunded to ratepayers. Nuclear Twitter According to KPCC, Ray Lutz with Citizens’ Oversight said he had changed his mind about a proposed settlement between Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), The Utility Reform Network and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). He initially supported the idea when he was briefed on it on March 27. The settlement would make utility customers of plant co-owners SCE and SDG&E responsible for $3.3 billion in costs for replacement power due to the shutdown of SONGS. As part of the plan, the utilities said they would try to recover $1 billion in costs associated with the defective steam generators at the plant from the manufacturer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Some of the replacement power costs have been collected in utility bills of both companies since February 2012, a month after both units were shut down. Under the agreement, those costs will be recovered through January 31, 2021. Suitors for halted Bellefonte nuclear project ask TVA to consider climate in reviving sale Ratepayer activist changes mind on proposed SONGS settlement Facebook TAGSSDEG Facebook If the settlement is approved, it would resolve an inquiry from the CPUC into the retirement of SONGS. Linkedin Previous articleEPA director: New GHG draft rules will give states flexibilityNext articleERCOT endorses $590 million transmission project chloecox New Jersey utility regulators extend zero-carbon breaks for PSEG nuclear power plants By chloecox – A ratepayer activist now says a proposed cost settlement related to the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is a “loser” for southern California electricity consumers. Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine No posts to display
More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Freddy Serpieri, former FEI 1st Vice President (1998-2006) and former President of the Hellenic Equestrian Federation has passed away. He was 77.A lifetime supporter of all things equestrian, Freddy Serpieri’s name is synonymous with the sport in Greece where he served with passion, vision and dedication for more than half a century as an athlete and an executive, raising the image of the sport nationally and taking it to international level.Freddy (Fernand) Serpieri was born in Athens (GRE) on 28 April 1938. The son of Jonny Serpieri and Didi Vlastou, he came from a prominent Greek family with significant mining interests. He studied economics in Geneva (SUI) and served as CEO in a number of family companies.As an athlete he won the Greek national Junior Jumping Championship in 1955, and the Senior Championship in 1969, as well as individual gold in the 1973 Balkan Senior Championship. He was President of the first riding club founded in Greece, the Hellenic Riding Club, serving from 1980 until 1995.In a lengthy career as a sports executive, Freddy Serpieris served as President of the Hellenic Equestrian Federation from the its formation in 1990 until 2001. He was elected Chair of FEI Regional Group 1 in 1997, a position he held until 2005. When HRH The Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbòn (ESP) was elected as FEI President in 1998, she appointed Freddy Serpieri as her 1st Vice President and he remained in the post until 2006.He was a member of the Greek National Olympic Committee and President of the International Olympic Academy (IOA), President and Treasurer of the Greek National Sports Confederation SEGAS, Chair of the SEGAS Riding Sport Committee from 1975 to 1984, Secretary General of the Greek Jockey Club, a member of the Organising Committee of the 1991 Mediterranean Games and President of the Hellenic Riding Club. He was also made an Honorary 1st Vice President of the FEI and Honorary President of the Hellenic Equestrian Federation.Freddy Serpieri was very active in the Olympic Movement for many years, serving as Vice President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee from 2001. He was one of the torch bearers during the Torch Relay for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, carrying the Olympic Flame along the new Olympic Village Road in Aharnon, Athens.It was thanks to Freddy Serpieri that the magnificent Markopoulos Riding Centre, venue for the Olympic equestrian events in 2004, was acquired.“Freddy was a very good friend and I really appreciated his work as Chair of Group 1 and as 1st Vice President of the FEI, and specially the efforts he made for the development of the sport”, FEI President Ingmar de Vos said. “On behalf of the FEI and the equestrian community, we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends. We will always remember him fondly.”Former FEI President HRH The Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbòn (ESP) said: “I cannot let Freddy Serpieri’s passing go by without saying how much he will be missed. He was Vice President for quite some time and I, and I hope all of us, will always be thankful for his wise advice, lovely manners, and sense of humour. For myself I have lost a very good friend. May God have him in his glory.”Freddy Serpieri is survived by his second wife, two children and four grandchildren from his first marriage. A private funeral service was held in Athens today (26 April). At the request of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, the Greek and Olympic flags were flown at half-mast in his memory at the Panathenaic Olympic Stadium, venue for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.The FEI extends its sincere condolences to Freddy Serpieri’s family, his many friends, to the Hellenic Equestrian Federation and the global equestrian community. Tags: Freddy Serpieri, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews
“The decision at Nice will enable as small a group as eight member states to decide to cooperate more closely after approval within the Council by qualified majority,” he wrote in a paper on the future of EU tax policy.The Commissioner confirms that he has instructed officials working in the taxation and customs directorate to “identify areas of taxation where the use of enhanced cooperation may be appropriate”.Under the Nice Treaty provisions for enhanced cooperation, a minimum of eight member states can agree common rules among themselves – provided the deal does not breach existing single market law or distort competition and trade in the EU as a whole. Bolkestein says that despite the difficulties posed by these conditions enhanced cooperation could be used in a number of areas.“Applying the principles of the Nice Treaty would mean that if a sub-group of member states can agree on a multilateral tax treaty or on a certain tax measure that would facilitate the activities of [small and medium-sized enterprises] operating between those countries, this should in principle be permitted,” he states.But he admits that the safeguards for the single market and competition mean that it will be very difficult to find areas where enhanced cooperation could be used. “The enhanced cooperation could be targeted so as to produce benefits for the participating countries that non-participants would be motivated to become involved,” the paper states. “But it should not be allowed…to remove tax distortions where non-participating member states would obtain a clear disadvantage.”Gerhard Huemer, tax expert at the European Small Business Federation, said the proposal “would really be a step forward because double taxation agreements are a general barrier to SMEs. It would make it a lot easier to do cross-border business”.Member states will be able to take advantage of the new rules on enhanced cooperation when the Nice Treaty is ratified by all 15 member states, which is expected in the next 12 to 18 months.Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström and Budget chief Michaele Schreyer have recently called for enhanced cooperation to be used to agree an energy tax which has been blocked for four years by fierce opposition from Spain, Greece and other states.
Before closing the book on William R. Fitzsimmons’s turn answering reader questions about Harvard, we wanted to reflect a bit more on the content of those questions — which ultimately topped 900.Read full story
The folks at Boo Bicycles showed us the Aluboo in detail at NAHBS with promises of a Kickstarter campaign launching just after the show. They’ve held true to their word, and the fundraiser’s off to a good start!In a nutshell, the Aluboo is an alloy and bamboo framed bicycle that’s versatile in its uses. It can be made to run thick tires or thin, disc brakes or rim calipers, flat handlebars or drops, chains or belts, gears or not. The point in developing this bike was to make something with the ride characteristics of bamboo without the huge price tag of a full custom ‘boo and carbon fiber bike.Head on over to their Kickstarter page and pick up a frameset for a pledge of $645 or a complete bike for as little as $945. For $3,995, you can travel to Vietnam and tour their bamboo farm and manufacturing facility, ride around with the builder and more! Click past the break for the full list of options…Options:120mm spacing (track, single-speed, or fixed-gear setup)130mm spacing (road/urban/cyclocross setup)135mm spacing (internally-geared hub setup)Derailleur hanger, or no hangerRear disc brake mount, cantilever studs, or standard road caliperBreakable, so you can ditch the chain for a belt drive–no lubrication and no mess!Other features:Clearance for up to 40mm cyclocross/touring tiresFender mounts front and rearRack mounts–carry a huge load with pannier bagsRemovable cable guides for front and rear derailleurs and rear brakeRoad, cantilever, and disc brake mountsFull belt drive compatibility, up to a 50t front Gates CenterTrack ring
The State Board of Education elected officers at its March 20, 2012 meeting, the Department of Education announced today. Stephan Morse of Newfane was elected Board chair, and Kathy Larsen of Wilmington will continue serving as vice-chair. ‘My approach as Board chair is to be all inclusive, and hopefully reach consensus on key issues,’ said Morse. ‘I plan to meet frequently with education leaders. There will be differences along the way, but the goal is to find agreement where we can. We owe it to our students to speak with one voice.’ Morse was born in Springfield, Vermont on April 1, 1947. He served as Newfane Zoning Administrator from 1971-74; on the Board of Selectman from 1974-77 and as chairman from 1975-77. Morse served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1977 to 1984. He was Assistant Majority Leader in the Vermont House of Representatives in 1979 and Majority Leader in 1980. He served as Vermont Speaker of the House from 1981-84. He served as President and C.E.O. of the Windham Foundation until 2008. Most recently he served on the Next Generation Commission in 2006 and was appointed to the District #2 Environmental Commission in 2008. In 2009, Morse was appointed to chair the task force examining the Vermont State Colleges and University of Vermont systems to determine what academic and administrative efficiencies could be achieved through their consolidation. Morse was reappointed to the Board after filling a vacant seat, and his term will expire in 2017. Kathy Larsen of Wilmington spent her 33-year career teaching Vermont students. She spent one year as a paraprofessional, 24 years as a primary grade teacher, and eight as an elementary teaching principal. After one year in Williston, she spent the rest of her career at Deerfield Valley Elementary School, retiring in 2005. She also does mentoring and Formative Assessment Project trainings, as well as some substitute teaching to stay in touch with students and acting as interim principal. She serves as a member of the advisory board for the Wings Community Program afterschool program and the Deerfield Valley Health Care Volunteers local healthcare assistance program. Her term expires in 2013.In addition, new Board member Bonnie Johnson-Aten, who was appointed by Governor Shumlin earlier this month, participated in her first meeting. Johnson-Aten, a resident of Montpelier, has served as principal at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington since 2006, replaces Fayneese Miller of South Burlington, whose term on the board expired in February.She has previously worked as House Director at Champlain Valley High School, and Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at U-32 in Washington County. In addition, Johnson-Aten was Policy Analyst for former Gov. Howard Dean, and Diversity-Equity Coordinator for the Burlington School District. She received her Masters in Education from Union Institute & University at Vermont College in Montpelier.More information about the State Board, including membership and meeting agendas, can be found at http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/mainboard.html(link is external). VTDOE 3.20.2012
Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, the largest resort and vacation home real estate agency in Vermont, is reporting a spike in luxury and second home sales exemplifying a growing trend in vacation markets across the country. More specifically, the real estate agency is seeing a rise in home sales in excess of a million dollars. They recently announced eight sales of luxury homes in the million-dollar plus category including the most recent sale of a Dorset residence, on July 11th, which sold for $2.5 million. In addition, a luxury slope-side home on Stratton Mountain that is listed for $4.25 million is expected to close by the end of the July. ‘There’s no doubt that the Vermont luxury home market is heating up,’said Lisa Coneeny, President and Principal Broker at Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International. ‘As the economy continues to rebound, we are seeing a stronger market with more sales in the million-dollar plus category.’ According to Coneeny, a total of 49 properties sold for over $1 million in 2012 and year to date in 2013, there have been 36 properties that closed for over $1 million. Vermont’s increase in second home sales is exemplary of what’s happening across the country in major vacation markets. According to the National Realtors Association, second-home sales climbed 11 percent last year to 553,000. A meaningful uptick in vacation-home transactions is expected to continue through the end of the year. Serving as the largest resort and vacation home real estate agency in the state, Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has a database of over 450 listings. From mountainside condos to sprawling country estates, they have access to some of the state’s most coveted properties. For more information, or to reach one of their five offices, visit vermontcountryproperties.com. Source: (MANCHESTER, VT) July 26, 2013 ‘Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International RealtyAbout Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s InternationalAs the largest resort and vacation home real estate agency in the state, Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is a proven expert in buying, selling and renting Vermont homes, Vermont ski homes, ski-in/ski-out condos, equestrian estates, buildable land and more. Offering unparalleled seller and buyer representation, VCP offers local expertise coupled with unmatched regional, national and global connections obtained through a worldwide network. With representatives and offices throughout the state, Vermont Country Properties Sotheby’s International Realty are long-time Vermont residents with a deep and abiding love for Vermont, its towns and people. For more information, please visit VermontCountryProperties.com.