NetEase: Anti-addiction measures “should not only be focused on online games”

first_imgNetEase: Anti-addiction measures “should not only be focused on online games”But Chinese publisher supports ongoing efforts to restrict screen time for young childrenJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefThursday 15th November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNeteaseNetEase CEO William Ding believes all games firms need to take responsibility for ensuring minors do not spend too long playing their titles – but stresses that addiction concerns should not just be directed at games.Ding’s comments — transcribed by Seeking Alpha — came from a Q&A session with investors following NetEase’s latest financial results, which showed solid growth thanks to a mix of mobile titles and partnerships with Western developers.The CEO was asked for his thoughts on regulations to restrict the amount of gameplay time allowed for minors, with an investor noting that Tencent has recently spoken to Chinese mayors about further ways to enforce this.Last year, Tencent implemented a time-limit to prevent kids from becoming addicted to its games, and it was suggested NetEase may want to follow suit.”Yes, we agree that game operators share the responsibility to create a healthy online game environment for minors,” Ding responded. “In fact more than a decade ago, when we were operating PC games, we already had measures in place to provide protection to minors to prevent addiction.”The example he gave was a log-in system that required the use of real names and ages before players are able to access the game. NetEase plans to “continue to improve and enhance” this mechanism in its titles.However, Ding stressed that this is not an obligation specific to games companies. “Anti-addiction for minors probably this should not be only narrowly focused on online games,” he said. “In fact in this cyber world and this mobile internet age, there are multiple parties who can contribution their asset and obligation in creating a more conducive and healthy Internet, mobile Internet environment for the minors.”Elsewhere in the conversation, Ding briefly addressed the government’s tightened control over the Chinese games industry, including an ongoing freeze on new game approvals. Again, concerns for children’s health have been cited as part of the reason for this, with the Ministry for Education recommending fewer game approvals to combat myopia.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 CEO said NetEase “fully understands and supports” the government’s intention to regulate and make the games market “a healthy and sustainable segment.””China is the fastest growing and is also now the largest game market in the world,” he said. “And throughout the fast development, there are also certain issues emerging for instance undesired impact online inappropriate content, etcetera. “But in the longer term, the regulators’ intention is really to promote online game segment as a format of entertainment, educational asset, as well as to promote creativity in cultural innovation. So in the longer term, the government is fully in supportive of developing online games industry being healthy and sustainable manner.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNetease Q3 strengthened by multiple mobile game releases in ChinaOnline games revenue reached $2 billion, up 20% year-over-yearBy Rebekah Valentine 5 months agoSteady beat of new mobile titles brings Q2 growth for NetEaseWorld of Warcraft in China also saw record concurrent users during the first half of the yearBy Rebekah Valentine 8 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Two aggravated assault arrests in Hoboken early Sunday morning

first_img Crime Two aggravated assault arrests in Hoboken early Sunday morning TAGS1 republikaggravated assaulthoboken police SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kate Mosso – December 16, 2014 11:29 am 0 CrimeHoboken Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hoboken police say a verbal altercation in front of the 1 Republik Bar on Washington St. around 12:46 a.m. Sunday ended up with a man knocked out cold, with another fight around 3:00 a.m. causing a potential broken nose.center_img Police: 45-year-old man arrested for attempting to have sex with 15-year-old girl in Secaucus Bayonne Bayonne Previous articleMichael Viruet Sr: ‘I still, and will go to my grave, saying that my son is a hero’Next articleHHA Chair Dana Wefer talks improved security, generators and the ED search Kate Mosso By Kate Mosso/Hudson County ViewPolice responded to the 12:46 a.m. incident at 1 Republik bar to find a 21-year-old Hoboken resident lying unconscious on the sidewalk while a group of men pushed each other around, officials said.A 29-year-old Florida resident told authorities that he suffered a laceration near the eye after he was struck by another resident, who was not charged, police said.Federico Rocha, 28, of West Orange, was charged with aggravated assault for punching and knocking out the 21-year-old Hoboken resident and police noted that the initial cause of the conflict is unknown.Just over two hours later, the Hoboken PD said two men were arrested after a verbal conflict led to fists flying near the intersection of 13th and Clinton Streets, authorities said.A 28-year-old city resident and his girlfriend were walking in the bike lane on 13th and Clinton Streets around 3 a.m. Sunday morning when a car full of men swerved towards them and beeped, officials said.Startled, the man yelled an obscenity at the car, prompting the group to stop the car and attack him, police said.Samer R. Hajmohamed, 21 and Thomas J. Fischer, 23, both of Ridgefield, are charged with aggravated assault as a result of the incident.Additionally, the victim was transported to the Hoboken University Medical Center and treated for a possible broken nose. Facebook Twitter CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their networklast_img read more

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Ex-Hudson County employee wants answers for firing as medical bills pile…

first_img Bayonne Previous articlePolice: Man charged with identity theft in Jersey City after being pulled over for textingNext articleDeFusco: ‘I’m honored to be the mouthpiece for a vibrant, new Hoboken’ John Heinis Facebook Twitter By John Heinis – June 14, 2017 4:29 pm 1 Anonymous TAGShudson county governmentjill ripplouis ripproads and public property SHARE 1 COMMENT Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Ex-Hudson County employee wants answers for firing as medical bills pile up Bayonne RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img A former employee of the Hudson County Department of Roads and Public Property is seeking help anywhere he can find it as his health continues to deteriorate, with no money or insurance to cover his continually increasing medical costs. [fve]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JndC8Wg9cS0&feature=youtu.be[/fve]Back in 2003, Louis Ripp fell into a concrete pit where he was working without a ladder, which caused him to develop Peyronie’s Disease: a rare disorder that causes getting an erection to be extremely painful due to the buildup of scar tissues, in some instances to the point where having sex is impossible.On May 10th, 2004 the county accepted a letter of disability accommodation for Ripp that placed him on light duty, according to documentation provided to Hudson County View by his wife, Jill Ripp.However, on February 11, 2013, Louis Ripp collapsed and suffered a series of spinal strokes after his former boss, Raymond Gallagher, allegedly insisted he help move bags of rock salt that weighed between 80 and 100 pounds, says a letter from Avenel Iselin Medical Group to from May 23, 2013.His wife recalled the latter incident during an interview with Hudson County View at a family member’s home in Bayonne (the couple has been back and forth between the Peninsula City and Florida in the past few months).“In the year of 2013, my husband suffered what they call ‘spinal infarctions,’ which are spinal strokes. It’s a severe, severe spinal cord injury. At that time, Louie was employed at the county while doing his job and this happened,” she explained.“Since that time, we have gotten little help from anybody, the county waited eight months before they allowed my husband to see a doctor, they’ve taken away our medical benefits, they’ve taken away every single thing that’s ever happened. And this is a man who worked with an unblemished record all of his life.”Jill Ripp further stated that she has been married to Louis for 33 years “and we struggle to eat some days” because of the way they were treated by the Hudson County government.“The quality of life has diminished beyond what anybody should have to live through.”“I just don’t understand why this happened, why the county had fired me after a year on workman’s compensation – it’s just unfair,” added Louis Ripp, with his wife also stating that she recently had to pull out her own tooth since they haven’t had dental insurance in years.The former county employee says he was recently diagnosed with renal cysts on his kidneys and liver, but the Claims Resolution Company would not cover any treatment costs related to the cysts.While an attorney was retained in the matter, Otto Scerbo, on April 1, 2013, but that ended up being nearly a year-and-a-half of wasted time and money as he was disbarred on September 24, 2014.During this time frame, Louis Ripp was scheduled for neck surgery twice, once in March and again August, but in both instances, the CRC canceled. While he finally received the first of three surgeries on October 15, 2014, his treatment for the February 11, 2013 work injury did not occur until January 28, 2016.Additionally, between October 2014 and February 2016, the couple said they attempted to hire another Jersey City-based law firm, Krumholz, Dillon, P.A., but they were unable to get on the same page and the statue of limitations on their case expired.“So the attorneys … we have no faith in that legal system whatsoever,” said a teary-eyed Jill Ripp.Although the statute of limitations has expired, the Ripps are hopeful that a loyal viewer/reader will be able to offer some sort of help, also stressing the importance of making sure no other family gets caught up in a scenario similar to the one they are in ever again.“We would never want this to happen to another human being alive ever, ever. It needs to be out there so people know. My husband deserves his retirement. We deserve a family medical plan,” exclaimed a sad Jill Ripp.“We deserve to … have our health taken care of. He deserves glasses to see. And we have none of it … he’s only getting worse, he’s not getting better.”“I need someone from the county, please reach out and explain to me what’s going on. I need somebody to explain because what happened to me is a travesty. And sure that no one else in Hudson County knows what happened to me and I know a lot of people in Hudson County: I worked there 24-and-a-half years.”Louis Ripp concluded by saying that his struggle is even more complicated than meets the eye, as the county has threatened to sue him for using sick and vacation time he had not earned – a claim he vehemently disputes.County officials did not return multiple inquiries seeking comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Comments are closed. Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops BayonneInvestigative Reporting CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network I actually know these people and this is more of the same. Have never stopped asking for handouts. In many instances taking what isn’t theirs and leaving innocent bystanders with nothing in their wake. Don’t be fooled. June 18, 2017 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm Bayonne last_img read more

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WNY will be base for Hudson’s oxygen generator trailer during COVID-19…

first_img Bayonne Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say WNY will be base for Hudson’s oxygen generator trailer during COVID-19 crisis The Town of West New York will be base for Hudson County’s oxygen generator trailer during the COVID-19 crisis, officials said this evening.Facebook photo.By John Heinis/Hudson County View“In an effort to combat #COVID19, #WestNewYork will be the base site for #HudsonCounty’s oxygen generator trailer. All of our public safety agencies are in desperate need of maintaining a steady oxygen supply,” the Town of WNY wrote on their Instagram page.“We understand that the only way to defeat this virus is by using an all hands on deck approach. This is a self-sufficient resource and it will help save lives. By working alongside our first responders and giving them the supplies they need, we will get closer to finally flattening the curve. We will get through this together, because #WeAreWNY.”This afternoon, the New Jersey Department of Health disclosed that there are now 51,027 cases of the coronavirus statewide, along with 1,700 deaths, including 5,879 cases in Hudson County and 132 deaths – the third most in the state by county.In their daily update on social media, West New York posted that they now have 593 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths related to complications from the virus.Other disclosed tallies by municipality as of 10 p.m. are as follows:Jersey City – 2071, North Bergen – 856, Union City – 797, Bayonne – 349, Kearny – 321, Hoboken – 269, Secaucus – 202, Weehawken – 123, Harrison – 121, Guttenberg – 89, East Newark – 13 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CommunityNewsPolitics & PolicyWest New York TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19west new york town hall SHARE Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By John Heinis – April 9, 2020 10:01 pm 0 Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Facebook Twitter Previous articleWith COVID-19 deaths surging in Hoboken, measures underway to protect seniorsNext articleJersey City launches local COVID-19 relief fund, already halfway to $3M goal John Heinis Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from copslast_img read more

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Teacher’s last wish for backpacks at funeral inspires thousands

first_imgBrad Johnson(FORSYTH, Ga.) — A beloved educator’s wish at her funeral for backpacks filled with school supplies has attracted attention as far away as Great Britain.Georgia teacher Tammy Waddell, 58, died June 9 after a long fight with stomach cancer.In lieu of flowers, Waddell’s obituary suggested that donations be made in her memory to Project Connect, a local program that provides backpacks to needy students.A number of teachers lined up at Waddell’s June 13 funeral services, all bearing knapsacks filled with school supplies.Waddell’s cousin and fellow educator, Brad Johnson, tweeted the heartfelt images.“She was very inspirational in me achieving all that I have,” Johnson told “Good Morning America.” “She was as quick to give a hug as she was quick to give supplies to students who needed it.”Johnson’s tweet received thousands of retweets and replies from users who were touched by Waddell’s humble request.Waddell had worked in Forsyth County Schools in Georgia for 30 years.She was recognized in 2003 as the county elementary school teacher of the year.Her son, Kevin Waddell, 35, who is also a teacher in Forsyth County Schools, told “GMA” it was no shock to learn the backpacks were one his mother’s final requests.“Part of what I loved about my mom was the passion she had as a teacher. It’s one of the inspirations that led me to the profession,” he said.His mom’s story has reached as far as Great Britain, he said, where people are offering to send school supplies in honor of the late educator.“She lived life by loving others and she was never worried about attention … she was just focused on the love,” he added. “The message she would try and deliver at this point is donate to your local schools. It doesn’t have to be here specifically.”Waddell is also survived by a husband of 41 years, another son, B.J. Waddell and four grandchildren.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Man narrowly escapes injury after car gets dragged under moving semi-truck

first_imgIndiana State Police(NEW YORK) — A man was recovering Sunday after his vehicle became trapped underneath a moving semi-truck and was dragged along a highway in Indiana.The crash — involving a 1989 Ford Mustang and a semi-truck — occurred shortly after noon on Interstate Highway 69 in Huntington County, according to Indiana State Police.The driver of the Mustang lost control of his vehicle as he traveled alongside the semi-truck and became wedged underneath the trailer, state police said.Unaware of the collision, the truck driver continued to drive for another half-mile, dragging the Mustang along with it, according to officials.After the semi-truck came to a complete stop, the driver of the Mustang was able to exit the vehicle without assistance from authorities, police said. He refused medical treatment from paramedics at the scene.The truck driver did not sustain injuries as a result of the crash.Traffic subsequently came to a standstill on the highway for about 30 minutes until authorities were able to clear the crash site.The cause of the collision is being attributed to a mechanical failure in the Mustang, according to state police.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Adjunct Instructor – Clinical Nursing

first_imgTitle: Adjunct Instructor – Clinical NursingRequired Documents Needed to Upload at Time ofApplication:· Resume· Unofficial TranscriptsPosition Summary: Provide guidance, instruction, and leadershipto registered nursing enrolled in the clinical component of theAssociate of Applied Science in Nursing program. Assists withevaluation, scheduling, and advising of students. Demonstratedability to communicate and work effectively with college faculty,staff, students, the general public, program advisory committees,and other health care professionals. Endorsed with appropriatecredentials of RN licensure in Tennessee, CPR certification forhealth care professionals and advanced preparation and experiencein one of following areas: Pediatrics, Obstetrics,Psychiatric/Mental Health or Adult Acute Care.Department: NursingDuties and Responsibilities:1. Instruction and supervision of registered nursing students inthe clinical agency in one of the following nursing areas:Medical-Surgical, Obstetrics and Women’s Health, Pediatrics, MentalHealth/Psychiatric, Geriatrics.2. Instruct and supervise R.N. nursing students in the clinicalagency.3. Function under the direction of the course faculty or Dean ofNursing for the course.4. Participate in departmental activities associated with theinstructional program.5. Participate in departmental activities associated with theinstructional program.6. Participate in departmental activities associated with theinstructional program needs.7. Communicate clearly with students and colleagues.8. Work effectively with traditional and non-traditional studentsincluding but not limited to the culturally and ethnicallydiverse.9. Participate in professional organizations related to nursing andteaching.10. Adapt to changes in the nursing program.11. Schedule two office hours.Required Qualifications:A. RN with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from a regionallyaccredited college/university requiredB. Three years’ clinical experience requiredAvailability/Closing Date: This posting is not a guaranteeof an open position. Applications for adjunct faculty positions areaccepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by the department whenopenings become available. Future teaching assignments are on aterm-by-term basis, which may include fall, spring and summer.Postings close yearly on January 31; to maintain your applicationwithin the system, you will need to re-apply each year.Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for aposition at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-lineapplication. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years ofexperience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on yourapplication. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitutefor completion of the application form. Part-time work experienceis calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan,upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are availableat the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, ifneeded.Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/TitleIX/Section 504/ADA employer.If you have any problems or questions please contact PellissippiState Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 orby email at [email protected] you are interested in this position, click on the link to thetop left to apply.#mrplast_img read more

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Faculty Research and/or Teaching Position for Free Speech and Open Inquiry in Classics & Literature

first_imgThe Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is offering positions forresearch and teaching with compensation ranging from $5,000 to$25,000 to support scholarship or programs on the subject of freespeech and open inquiry.IHS is particularly interested in applications that explore howthe applicant hopes to use this position to study the classicalliberal tradition of individual rights, free markets, andself-governance have contributed to the development of freespeech.IHS traditionally works with academics in the fields ofeconomics, political science, philosophy, history, and law, howeverscholars of all disciplines are welcome to apply. Applications willbe accepted on a rolling basis beginning immediately forthe 2020-2021 academic year and areavailable to academics of any career stage.Successful applicants may be asked to visit Arlington, Virginiato present relevant research and activity to a select group fromthe IHS staff.Application and DeadlinesApplications are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021academic year and are open to academics at any stage of theircareers. Applications deadlines are listed below:April 1, 2021 | Applications for fall 2021projects dueMay 28, 2021 | Decisions announcedAward notifications will be sent to applicants within four weeksafter each deadline. Information about the Institute for HumaneStudiesThe Institute for Humane Studies partners with professors topromote the teaching and research of liberty and to advance highereducation’s core purpose of intellectual discovery and humanprogress.Our vision is to ensure higher education becomes a place whereclassical liberal ideas are regularly taught, discussed,challenged, and developed, and where free speech, intellectualdiversity, and open inquiry flourish. Institute for Humane Studies Research or TeachingPosition for Free Speech and Open InquiryDeadline: April 1, 2021Type: Faculty, tenured or tenured trackCompensation Amount: $5,000 –  $25,000last_img read more

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Get your voice heard

first_imgAfter reading Patrick Goodwin’s letter [routeone/news/25 October] I wanted to urge as many commercial operators as possible to participate in a written submission on community transport to the Transport Select Committee’s enquiry by 3 November. This can be found at goo.gl/Fhc4BfHow many commercial operators have complained about charities and CT groups running commercially, but without the necessary licences, insurances and safety standards? If this is you, then please take this valuable opportunity to have your voice heard. It is crucial that the commercial sector get more involved. I have spoken to parents who very sadly lost a child in the M40 Hagley School minibus crash. Their child was killed for no good reason. It would have been avoidable if duties of care had not been so lax.For them, this time of year is particularly difficult as 18 November is the anniversary of the crash. 24 years on and still the same circumstances that led to that crash and killed a teacher and twelve young people exist. Quite shocking, so please do something about it, if not for your own business and passenger safety, but for the parents who lost children 24 years ago.It is very plain and simple. There are no grey areas. The law demands that in order to drive passengers on a bus with up to 16 seats and receive a wage, you must have a PSV license and hold the relevant CPC training.Whoever pays that driver must have an O-Licence and employ the services of a fully qualified transport manager. How simple is that to understand?Patrick Goodwin is more concerned about telling us that the drivers used by his charity are MiDAS trained. What does that mean exactly?Last time I checked, and asked the Community Transport Association to confirm that they only used qualified driving instructors to deliver MiDAS, they were not able to. In fact, they refused to answer the question. That is because they more often than not just use assessors. MiDAS is not a credible commodity. Can you imagine the state of the passenger transport industry on a safety level if drivers were assessed and then allowed loose without a proper licence and training?Now is the time to get stuck in, get your submission in and, if you can and want to, ask if you can personally give evidence.If the Fitzgerald family I spoke to days ago can do it, and I understand they will also ask to give evidence in person under the circumstances they are in and the sadness forever surrounding them, then anyone can.Pat Harris,Director, BUSKlast_img read more

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Bundesbank: Germany will ease through Brexit uncertainty

first_imgGermany’s central bank said the national economy has so far shrugged off uncertainty surrounding the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU, raising hopes that any fallout from Brexit will be contained.German growth prospects are only “modestly dampened” by the U.K.’s June 23 vote to leave the EU, the Bundesbank said, despite August predictions by the German Institute for Economic Research (DiW) that uncertainty could hit the EU’s largest economy hard.But Germany’s national statistics office reported growth in exports Friday and a rise in GDP of 0.4 percent in the second quarter, a drop on first quarter growth of 0.7 percent but still a step up from analyst predictions. “This supports the view that the economic consequences of the U.K.’s referendum on membership of the EU for Germany will be limited, at least in the short term,” the Bundesbank said in today’s August update.”The positive expectations of companies in terms of export activity suggests that exports in the third quarter will also see solid growth,” the central bank added, boosting autumn hopes.In July, the Bundesbank said it would be hard to gauge the impact of the Brexit vote on the national economy but that any effect would be small at first.The Bundesbank added that the European Central Bank’s governing committee decided at their July meeting that Brexit would not alter their prediction for a base case scenario of “sustained economic recovery” in the eurozone.But clouds could be gathering. The DiW report says uncertainty in the eight months following the referendum up to February 2017 could cut Germany’s GDP by up to 0.4 percent, while the eurozone’s economy could be cut by 0.2 percent.last_img read more

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