Sega Sammy appoints Haruki Satomi as group CEO

first_imgSega Sammy appoints Haruki Satomi as group CEOFormer group COO will take on the role previously filled by Sammy Corporation founder Hajime SatomiMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 1st February 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSEGA Sammy HoldingsHaruki Satomi is the new group CEO of Sega Sammy Holdings, taking over from Sammy Corporation founder Hajime Satomi.The former CEO will continue at Sega Sammy as chairman and representative director — both titles he held before, in addition to his duties as group CEO.Previously, Haruki Satomi was president and group COO of the organisation, but he will now step into the role of group CEO.Hajime Satomi founded Sammy Corporation, which rose to prominence as a manufacturer and distributor of pachinko and pachislot machines. It merged with Sega in 2004, to create the Sega Sammy Holdings conglomerate.Pachinko and pachislot machines have been one of the worst affected aspects of Sega Sammy’s business during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fiscal Q1, the division sold just 485 machines, down from 18,000 in the same quarter the year before.Related JobsSenior Build Engineer – AAA Studio – Yorkshire UK & Europe Big Planet3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Sega Sammy’s arcade and resorts divisions have also been undermined by widespread lockdowns, resulting in the sale of key assets and hundreds of voluntary redundancies.In the midst of this uncertainty, video games have offered Sega Sammy much needed stability. We discussed that dynamic with Sega Europe’s Gary Dale and Tim Heaton in November last year — you can read the article here.If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] 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 storiesNexon invests $874m in Bandai Namco, Konami, Sega and HasbroMore investments to come as part of $1.5 billion initiative to support “overlooked and undervalued” entertainment firmsBy James Batchelor A month agoSega’s release slate was cut almost in half by COVID-19 disruptionJapanese firm forecast 30 new releases this fiscal year in August 2020, but it now expects just 18 by the end of MarchBy Matthew Handrahan 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Brunswick County

first_imgJob DescriptionThis position is housed at the Virginia Cooperative Extensionoffice in Lawrenceville, VA. Located in Virginia’s Southsideregion, Brunswick County offers a low cost of living and friendlyneighbors with a population of 16,520. Located 70 miles southwestof Richmond and less than a two hour drive from Virginia Beach andWilliamsburg, Brunswick County is home to numerous historic sitesand points of interest such as Lake Gaston and Fort Christanna. Formore information on Brunswick County visithttp://www.brunswickco.com/.The 4H Youth Development Agent is a professional educator whoprovides leadership to the local 4H program and manages itsday-to-day operation. 4-H is a community of young people learningleadership, citizenship, and life skills. The mission of 4-H is todevelop youth, and adults working with those youth, to realizetheir full potential and become effective, contributing citizens.This is achieved through the development and delivery ofresearch-based, non-formal, hands-on educational experiences. Theperson in this position is expected to travel to provide in-personleadership and to build community partnerships with few exceptionsfor telework.Develops and delivers objective, research-based educationalprograms to meet the needs of diverse audiences, specifies programgoals and objectives, and identifies resources needed; providesleadership for 4H Youth Development programs that meet the needs ofall youth; identifies, recruits, trains, supports, and managesvolunteers to implement and carry out the 4H educationalprogramming in the unit; determines unit program needs bymonitoring trends and issues, and conducting unit assessmentsinvolving the unit Extension Leadership Council (ELC) and otherleadership committees; networks and builds coalitions with otheragencies, organizations and institutions to address the complexyouth and family issues and the needs of the 4H program;coordinates day-to-day activities and events associated with theunit 4-H program including 4-H delivery (community 4-H clubs,project 4-H clubs, school enrichment 4-H, after-school 4-H, specialinterest 4-H, and 4-H camping).Extension agents recognize the importance of diversity andinclusion in the development and delivery of Extension programs,actively work to diversify program participation and areresponsible for VCE’s civil rights policies and compliance withaffirmative action.Individuals with a bachelor’s degree will be hired at the AssociateExtension Agent title level. A master’s degree and promotion toExtension Agent are required no later than the sixth year ofemployment.Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open toall, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity,gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status,or any other basis protected by law.Virginia Tech has an excellent benefits package, including graduatetuition waiver.Required QualificationsAgent faculty positions require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree(BA or BS) in a relevant discipline from an accredited college oruniversity. A master’s degree and promotion to Extension Agent arerequired no later than the sixth year of employment. Demonstratedability to recruit, select, train and manage volunteers;demonstrated ability to lead groups, plan, implement, facilitate,teach, and evaluate educational information programs; knowledge anduse of computer technology in educational programming andmanagement and presentation skills; excellent communication skillsand the ability to work effectively with low income, limitedresource and minority audiences; ability to work with minimalsupervision in an unstructured setting. Extension agentsdemonstrate flexibility, adaptability; a team-oriented mindset, yetare able to work independently, and; strong desire to help clientssucceed. Extension agents demonstrate flexibility, adaptability; ateam-oriented mindset, yet are able to work independently, andstrong desire to help clients succeed. The person in this positionis expected to travel to provide in-person leadership and to buildcommunity partnerships with few exceptions for telework.Virginia Tech is unable to sponsor applicants for work visas forthis vacancy.Preferred QualificationsA master’s degree is preferred.Appointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with Education and ExperienceReview DateMay 5, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Sonya Furgurson [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: April 13, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

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Silverback Development lands $90M construction loan for Gramercy condo

first_imgSilverback Development’s Josh Schuster and 359 Second AvenueJosh Schuster’s Silverback Development lined up a $90 million construction loan for its Gramercy Park condominium development.Och-Ziff Capital Management Group and Michael Dell’s MSD Partners teamed up to provide the financing for the 13-story project at 359 Second Avenue, the developer told The Real Deal.Schuster said that the development will aim to keep apartments priced below $3 million and noted it sits across the street from a city playground, meaning its access to light and air should be protected for the foreseeable future.“The importance for us is speed-to-market and to take advantage of the forever light and air,” he said.Adi Chugh and Matthew Shatz at Maverick Commercial Properties arranged the debt.Schuster said demolition is already under way on the site, and he’ll be looking for approval from the state Attorney General’s office to start marketing condos sometime in the first half of next year.ADVERTISEMENTThe condo building, designed by architect Issac Stern, is planned to have either 55 or 53 units with a total sellout of roughly $150 million, Schuster said.Schuster, the former DHA Capital principal who launched Silverback three years ago, teamed up with the property owner at 359 Second Avenue in 2017 to develop the project.Earlier this year, Silverback teamed up with AEW Capital Management to buy an under-construction multifamily development project in Long Island City for $40 million. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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At the desk of: Tracey Appelbaum

first_imgTracey Appelbaum (Photos by Emily Assiran)When Tracey Appelbaum was growing up in Georgia, she often accompanied her grandfather, a developer, to construction sites. He built a number of Frito-Lay warehouses throughout the Southeast, she said, and “would have me holding the flashlight for him while he fixed HVAC units, or he would have me pace off the size of a room.” Years later, when she was at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, she took a real estal estate finance class, and something clicked. “I thought, wait, this thing I did as a child, there’s actually a defined job description for it,” she said.  From there, she got “deeper and deeper into real estate.” As co-founder of Midtown-based BedRock Real Estate, Appelbaum and her business partner, Chuck Berman, oversee $1.6 billion in 20 assets that contain roughly 2,500 apartments.  The investment management firm specializes in the development and acquisition of rental units and mixed-use developments in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. Although they mainly work on the finance side, Appelbaum said the firm has works closely with developers. BedRock’s high-profile projects include the 168-unit Watermark Court Square rental building in Long Island City and the Pierrepont, a 90-unit luxury rental building in Brooklyn Heights. The firm also backed the Hudson Companies’ 133-unit condo 1 Clinton in Brooklyn Heights. Appelbaum, who went on to get an MBA at Wharton, started working at AvalonBay Communities in 1994, based out of the firm’s Connecticut office. In 2003, Berman — AvalonBay’s co-founder — recruited her to run the New York office of his new venture, investment management firm MacFarlane Partners. “We were tasked with joining forces with developers, and that was … really where I created the network that I have today,” she said. The two launched their new firm, which is based out of an 18th-floor office at 501 Fifth Avenue, in 2013.Toy frog on a lily padAppelbaum is a huge collector of toy frogs. She bought this fabric one on a trip to Japan this summer. Her frog obsession dates back to her childhood in Georgia, when she would scoop frogs out of the pool at her grandparents’ house to save them from the skimmer. She’s bought toy frogs all over the world, but, by some accounts, her collection has gotten unwieldy. “There’s a moratorium at my house that if one comes in, one has to come out,” she joked.PVC pipe“As a child and even into my college years, I would routinely break into construction sites because I just liked to walk around in them,” Appelbaum said. At 19, she and a friend hopped the fence and walked around a site in Atlanta where a new student center was being built at Emory University. She took this small piece of PVC pipe from the site and has had it since.Hard hatThis hard hat is from a 20-story condo building, Linden 78, which Appelbaum and her husband assembled on 78th and Broadway. The couple, who had a co-developer on the project, spent several years negotiating the deal, which included relocating and rebuilding a neighboring mikveh (a traditional Jewish bath house). Construction began in 2007 and was finalized in 2010. The building launched during the dark days of the recession and hit some snags, but it did ultimately sell out.Rubber chickenWhen Appelbaum’s children went to nursery school, they would often run relay races, using a rubber chicken as a baton. After Appelbaum left MacFarlane in 2008 to work on Linden78, she had more time on her hands and helped coach at her kids’ camp, where they played lacrosse, tennis, basketball and a mix of other sports. “So instead of watching the kids run around the gym with rubber chickens, I coached for a summer,” she said. Her kids are now in the ninth and 12th grades at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School on the Upper West Side.Framed items from her grandfatherBefore Appelbaum’s grandfather was a developer, he worked in the grocery business, and food brands would send him gifts to get him to stock their products. One supplier, a turkey company, sent him good luck charms once a month. When Appelbaum and Berman did their first deal, she had those charms framed and preserved the case they were kept in. “That was going to be my present to myself to take the good luck charms,” she said.Flintstones collectionAppelbaum bought these Flintstones figurines a few years ago — a playful nod to the firm’s name. Unfortunately, the set didn’t include a Great Gazoo, her favorite Flintstones character, but she later found one that’s slightly bigger than the others. “These guys were all rooted in their fun, but Gazoo was sort of the evidence that there was always somewhere else to go, or something else to do that was beyond the life.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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FRIDAY “D” DAY: Who will win the groups in Serbia?

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsFriday is the last day of WWCh 2013 Preliminary Round. All 24 teams will be on the courts in four cities from Nis to Zrenjanin:GROUP A (Belgrade)16:15 Congo – Dominican Republic18:30 France – South Korea20:45 Montenegro – NetherlandsGROUP B (Nis)15.45 Japan – Algeria18:00 Serbia – China20:15 Denmark – BrazilGROUP C (Zrenjanin)15:45 Argentina – Paraguay18:00 Angola – Spain20:15 Norway – PolandGROUP D (Novi Sad)14:45 Tunisia – Australia17:00 Hungary – Germany19:15 Romania – Czech Republic Related Items:serbia 2013, WWCH 2013 ShareTweetShareShareEmail GOLDEN DAY: Serbia or Brazil? Denmark and Brazil – In battle for the final! Click to comment Recommended for you CHAMPION GOES HOME: Serbian girls in the semi-finals! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Gary teacher awards autistic boy ‘annoying male’ trophy

first_imgIndianaNews Twitter (Photo supplied/Michigan News Service) GARY, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana school district has apologized after a teacher awarded an 11-year-old autistic student a trophy naming him the “most annoying male” of the school year.The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that a special education teacher at Bailly Preparatory Academy in Gary gave the boy the trophy May 23 during a fifth-grade awards luncheon attended by students, parents and the school principal.The boy’s father said his family was blindsided.Gary Community School Corp. issued an apology to the boy and his family in a statement Monday. Emergency manager Peter Morikis called it an “unfortunate occurrence” and noted that the district was taking disciplinary action against the school employees involved.Morikis declined to comment on the employment status of the workers. Previous articleHow do Indiana and Michigan rank for safety?Next articleEx-governor’s phone seized in Flint water probe Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. WhatsApp Google+ Gary teacher awards autistic boy ‘annoying male’ trophy Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook By Associated Press – June 5, 2019 0 314 Facebooklast_img read more

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Torn between ‘old Europe’ and America

first_imgBoth states supported the US-led war in Iraq and sent troops to help the coalition forces stabilise the country in the aftermath of the war.While the Bulgarian government has announced that it will withdraw its 400 troops (as did Poland, the strongest supporter of Washington in Central and Eastern Europe), the Romanian Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu says he is committed to keeping troops in Iraq for as long as necessary. “They will stay as long as needed to establish democracy there and as long as the coalition forces stay,” he says. “Romanians went through dictatorships themselves, so for us it is very important that we make our contribution in Iraq.” President Traian Basescu suggests that his country’s support for Washington and London need not be incompatible with being a ‘good’ European country. The views of the rest of Europe are not irrelevant. “If you go from Washington to Bucharest, you’ll find Europe, France, Germany, etc.,” he says with a smile. “I extend my warm invitation to them to join us,” he adds.Basescu, who notes that France is Romania’s “main supporter in Europe”, responds sharply to French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier’s comment that Romania lacks a “European reflex”. “This is the second time that we have received a kind of public declaration regarding the Bucharest administration which we don’t like,” he says, adding that Romania respects other country’s choices.Three journalists were kidnapped in Iraq at the beginning of April which has forced Romania to face up to the existence of terrorism.Tariceanu says that there is an “over-sensibility” over the pro-Atlanticist attitude of some new or future member states in the ‘old EU-15’. He says that even at the level of the old member states there was no unanimity on foreign affairs. “It is complicated to tell us that we are not on the European side.”Bulgaria, with its similarly multi-vectorial policy, has also found itself in the firing line, perhaps more so than Romania. As a rotating member of the UN Security Council during the acrimonious debate over a second resolution authorising force in Iraq, Bulgaria was highly exposed.But Sofia’s pro-US stance was unwavering. Bulgarian diplomats made it clear that they would back military action in Iraq, even without UN authorisation. Although it may upset France, Germany and others, Bulgaria and Romania look likely to remain, in the words of the Bulgarian parliament’s secretary-general, Ognyan Gergjikov, “in Europe and with the United States”[email protected]last_img read more

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EU studies

first_imgAgreement last week (19 October) on a reform treaty for the EU will necessitate further updates in course materials, as lecturers and students dissect the implications of the extension of qualified majority voting into more policy areas. Whole seminars can now be devoted to the value of opt-outs (or opt-ins) and to the frequency with which the Ioannina compromise might be invoked before 2014. Professors may even find that their lectures on treaty ratification procedures are listened to with an abnormal degree of interest.This special report on EU Studies opens with a timely consideration of the mechanics of the EU’s policymaking. Below the level of treaty reform, can the EU deliver on its aspirations to govern more efficiently by improving co-ordination across sectors and institutions?We then consider EU Studies from the perspective of non-EU citizens, taking a look at American undergraduates and Russian civil servants learning about the EU. The next of our special reports on EU Studies will coincide with the European Voice EU Studies Fair on 16 February.last_img read more

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Neil Young Goes Full-On Protest Mode With ‘The Monsanto Years’

first_imgAll in all, The Monsanto Years is a powerful political statement with a strong and unflinching message from a protest-song heavyweight and living legend of Rock n’ Roll. Never one to shy away from controversy, Young is louder than ever and his voice never goes unheard. In a recent quarrel with laughable Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Neil blasted Trump over the use of his song, “Rockin’ In The Free World” to promote his presidential campaign. In retaliation, Young revoked the song from Trump and donated the working-class anthem to Democratic candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders.Meanwhile, with all this going on, The Monsanto Years is set to hit shelves on Tuesday, June 30th and it is incredibly inspiring to see Neil still having that political fire in his belly. There is great comfort in knowing that one of the good guys is still out there fighting the good fight. Give ‘em hell, Neil!By Joseph Conlon The album begins with the bold, straight-forward rocker, “A New Day For Love”. Beginning with the impassioned chorus, “It’s a new day for the planet, it’s a new day for the sun, to shine down on what we’re doing, it’s a new day for love,” right off the bat, the revolutionary flame is ignited and the band is firing on all cylinders. The first single, “Big Box,” whilst a bit long-winded, is a fiercely-written grungy rock explosion that tackles corporate corruption and sheds a bright light on what has happened as a result of unfettered capitalism in America.One of the catchiest songs on the record is the humorously titled, “A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop,” an amusing play on words stirred up from when Neil urged a boycott of the famous coffee chain in late 2014, over the GMO controversy. “Workin’ Man,” “Rules of Change” and the finale “If I Don’t Know”, while also polarizing and politically charged, are among the more approachable tunes from The Monsanto Years. Ignorance is bliss on the sarcastically splenetic, “People Want To Hear About Love.” With it’s biting social and political commentary, and that loud, abrasive, blemishes-and-all guitar sound we love him for, Neil makes it unmistakably clear that now is not the time for apathy. One last highlight to mention is the album’s second track, “Wolf Moon,“ which comes across as more of a natural love song, sitting amongst the dark political backdrop like a shiny diamond in the rough. “Wolf moon, thank you for rising. Big sky, I’m grateful for your parting clouds,“ Neil sweetly and softly croons on this lazy and romantic tune. Understandably, Young marvels in deep appreciation of nature’s resilience and unstoppable beauty, and pens this sentiment gorgeously.center_img With his fist in the air and his heart on fire, Neil Young is back and in full protest mode with his 36th studio release, The Monsanto Years. Since the days of Farm Aid, Young has unswervingly supported and stood up for agriculture and the American farmer. During the 2014 Farm Aid festival, he befriended Lukas and Micah Nelson, sons of country legend Willie Nelson and decided to have their band, Promise of the Real serve as the backing band on his new album.Lukas Nelson Comes Full Circle On New ‘Monsanto Years’ Album With Neil YoungThe Monsanto Years is a protest album, plain and simple. The album artwork portrays Neil in front of a farmhouse, pitchfork in hand, standing beside his companion, actor/activist Daryl Hannah, while in the green fields behind them are men wearing masks and hazmat suits; a satirical spoof of the famous American Gothic painting by Grant Wood. Fully equipped with Young’s standard in-your-face attitude and that old familiar crunchy guitar flare, this newest release is as punk as folk can get.last_img read more

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Boy, 9, Saves Sister, 2, with CPR

first_img(CNN) — Tristin Saghin might only be 9 years old, but he knew just what to do after his 2-year-old sister was found floating in her grandmother’s swimming pool unconscious Sunday.“I went running outside … and I did CPR on her,” the boy told affiliate KNXV in Mesa, Arizona.Read Morelast_img

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