Germany agrees to take up banking levy

first_imgWednesday 25 August 2010 8:44 pm whatsapp KCS-content Share Germany’s cabinet yesterday agreed to adopt a levy on bank assets which will raise around €1bn (£818m) a year for bailouts, a government source said, a move that small lenders slammed.Small banks complained the new bank restructuring bill fails to rule them out as potential contributors toward a common pot for rescuing big banks, whose collapse would send shock waves through the financial system.The levy aims to shift the cost of bailouts to the private sector in a bid to avoid future taxpayer-led salvage efforts.The bill, which is expected to come into force next year after parliamentary approval, would also give the state powers to coordinate restructuring of banks struck by crisis.“We can’t understand the list of those called upon to contribute,” a spokesman for the association of German savings banks said. He added: “It’s like asking the driver of a small car to help pay the insurance for a large hazardous goods transporter.”Large banks would benefit at the expense of smaller and stable lenders, the spokesman said. whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald Germany agrees to take up banking levy Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

Rathbone Bros sees assets under management climb

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Geithner urges deficit cuts

first_imgWednesday 16 March 2011 8:35 pm Geithner urges deficit cuts KCS-content Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said yesterday it is imperative that the United States cut its budget deficits, and he believes there is increasing bipartisan support in Congress to do so. Share whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

2 of the best shares to buy now

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 18th February, 2021 | More on: BARC GLEN Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 2 of the best shares to buy now See all posts by Jonathan Smith Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. There’s plenty going on in the stock market at the moment. In the first quarter of the year, many companies reveal full-year results from the previous year. This gives me a more complete picture of what 2020 looked like. So at the moment, I can make up my mind on some of what I think are the best shares to buy now. I’m looking to get exposure to these shares soon so that I can hopefully benefit from performance throughout the rest of 2021.A bright share in the finance sectorBarclays (LSE:BARC) released full-year 2020 results this morning. It made for interesting reading (if you like that kind of thing) and as a result I would c iallt one of my best shares to buy now. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Initially, seeing overall profit down 30% year-on-year might not seem a positive. Further, the retail arm of the business (which includes credit cards), actually saw profit drop by 78%. Yet I can see a lot of good news in other areas. For example, take the investment bank. It had its best year on record, with profits up 35%. It benefited massively from having to help corporates raise cash via debt and equity issuances due to the pandemic. There was also several IPOs that the bank helped to underwrite, gaining fees in the process.I think the outlook for Barclays for 2021 is much better than last year. The bank seems to agree with me, and is resuming a small dividend and share buybacks as we speak. The diversified nature of Barclays should allow it to continue to ride out any economic uncertainty. The main risk to buying this share now, I feel, is further underperformance from the retail bank. Low interest rates could turn negative, further hurting already depressed margins.Looking to Glencore as a top share to buy nowGlencore Xstrata (LSE:GLEN) is a commodity mining and trading company that’s just announced results. Again, on the back of this I see the share as an opportunity to buy now. After cutting the dividend last year, largely due to spiralling debt levels above $20bn, the business is resuming the dividend. This comes as results show full-year adjusted earnings before tax of $11.56bn. This is similar to 2019 profit, but given the rollercoaster of 2020, is a strong outcome.What also impressed me is the actions taken to reduce the net debt position. As a result, net debt was cut to $15.8bn due to better cash flow management. It should continue to be reduced in 2021, allowing the business to be less constrained to debt repayment concerns. I also think 2021 could be better for the company as many banks are forecasting stronger commodity prices, particularly in oil markets. This should aid Glencore in several ways.The main risk to my view of Glencore being a top share to buy now is an extended impact from the pandemic, possibly due to a mutant virus variant. This could see lockdowns extended, and falling demand for many commodities that are linked to the performance of the firm. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Lawrence Dallaglio launches Track Fest cycling event at Britain’s iconic motor circuit

first_imgHere’s what you can expect at the Dallaglio RugbyWorks Track Fest on Sunday 9 June:Track Fest sportive – Registration from 7.30amCycle Goodwood – 11am to 12.45pmScootathlon – starts 12 noon. Registration from 10.30amCircuit Racing – 2-5pm. Registration from 2.30pmRugby/Cycle Skills sessions – sessions throughout the day from 10am to 3pmFor more information or to enter any of the events, visit UK Cycling Events website. Rugby fans will have the chance to swap the scrum for the peloton at a new cycling event for all the family backed by former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio OBE UK Cycling Events has joined forces with Dallaglio RugbyWorks, the charity founded by Lawrence in 2009, to gain exclusive use of Chichester’s Goodwood Motor Circuit, for a special weekend of activity taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.>> Lawrence Dallaglio Q&A on leadershipPacked with fun for both cycling fans and petrol heads, the weekend features an exclusive supercar track day on Saturday, followed by a day of family fun and cycling for all abilities on Sunday.Sunday’s highlight includes a cycling sportive offering a choice of three routes all starting with a lap of the iconic circuit, including a century ride which takes in bucket-list climbs like Harvester Lane and Butser Hill.We know Dallaglio is keen to ride one of the sportives if his calendar allows it but he hasn’t confirmed which one yet and maybe he will be able to persuade his old team-mate Martin Johnson, who we know is a keen cyclist himself from an interview earlier in the year.For riders looking for something more competitive, organisers have joined forces with local cycling club Southdown Velo, who will bring a series of British Cycling-approved cycle racing to the event, catering for all abilities from elite to 4th category riders.Families are invited to come and enjoy the fun, starting with a children’s scootathlon for all ages. Those looking for a relaxed family ride can take part in Cycle Goodwood, when the track will be opened up for all ages to ride or scoot laps of the famous circuit in a completely traffic-free environment.The kids can even boost their rugby drills and skills with the Dallaglio RugbyWorks coaching team for all ages, or take part in children’s cycle skills sessions throughout the day.Dallaglio Rugbyworks is a charity founded by Lawrence’s vision to offer a long-term skills-development programme for young people, based on the values of rugby. Each year, it helps hundreds of teenagers outside of mainstream education to develop the skills they need to get into sustained employment and training. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Entries to all events include a £5 donation to Dallaglio Rugbyworks and funds raised will enable more young people to build a brighter future.Dallaglio said: “Track Fest is going to be an incredible event, helping to raise money and awareness for Dallaglio RugbyWorks. UK Cycling Events are generously donating a portion of the ticket price to this amazing charity working with some of the UK’s hardest to reach teenagers to ensure that they can achieve stable, secure and happy futures in education, employment or training.“This is a cause that is extremely close to my heart and I am thankful to everyone who has booked their place. Your donation is already helping to make a difference to the lives of young people all across the UK.”UK Cycling Events Manager Natalie Hicks said: “We’re thrilled to work with Dallaglio RugbyWorks, who share our belief in creating opportunities to be active and engaged in something you love doing, which can have a profound impact on a person’s life. We love helping people to enjoy cycling, and we hope that young ones will be inspired at this event.“We’ve worked closely with our partners to create a day not only for the serious rider who wants to clock up some miles but those looking for family fun. Riders can still expect to enjoy the same quality of interesting and safe routes that feature across all our sportives, with the added perks of being able to bring the family to ride traffic-free on the Goodwood circuit.”last_img read more

Joe Schmidt takes on new role with World Rugby

first_imgThe former Ireland boss is their director of rugby and high performance Joe Schmidt takes on new role with World RugbyFormer Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has taken on a new role with World Rugby, as the governing body’s director of rugby and high performance.The role allows New Zealander Schmidt to continue to be based in Dublin – where World Rugby’s headquarters are. His responsibilities will include looking at player welfare, training and education. Schmidt will take up the new role in November.Through World Rugby’s official channels, Schmidt said of his appointment: “I’m passionate about the game and keen that people continue to enjoy being involved in it, from the young to the young at heart.Related: Ireland Six Nations squad 2020 – squad update Boss: Joe Schmidt during his tenure as head coach of Ireland (Getty Images) “The professional game is the showpiece for our sport, and involving key stakeholders in our discussions about how the game is played and how players are managed will be beneficial.“It has been a challenging year thus far and likely to remain difficult for some time, but it has been great to see the resumption of numerous competitions, with plenty of entertaining and exciting matches.”In April, Schmidt was part of an expert working group that World Rugby assembled to focus on the breakdown. Also on the panel was referee Wayne Barnes, All Blacks boss Ian Foster, collision specialist Richie Gray and others. That group and World Rugby issued a ‘law application guideline’ for referees, encouraging officials to apply the existing breakdown laws stringently.Schmidt’s last match in charge of the Irish national team was the 46-14 Rugby World Cup quarter-final loss to the All Blacks in Tokyo, Japan, in October 2019.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton

first_imgArchitects: Jägnefält Milton Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Mikael Olsson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält MiltonSave this projectSaveChokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton Area:  7700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton Manufacturers: Duravit, Kvänum, WiconaClient:Oscar PropertiesArchitects In Charge:Carl Jägnefält, Konrad Milton, Michael MleczkoCity:StockholmCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mikael OlssonRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreSinksAcquabellaTotem Sink – VarsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The project entails converting a former chocolate factory from the thirties and an attached office building from the seventies into housing. The facade of the factory was intended to blend in with the adjacent apartment blocks, contrary to todays preferences when living in a former factory building is a quality in itself. For us the most interesting part of the project was how to create high quality living spaces in the office building where we had to deal with a huge building depth, a problem we kind of inflicted on ourselves.Save this picture!AxonometricWe got the commission by proposing not to demolish the office building and not to penetrate the two buildings with additional staircases and elevators. Instead we kept the structure of the office building including the main staircase that connects the office building with the factory building. This certainly saved the client a lot of money but it also created an even bigger challenge for us. Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonSince all the apartments in the office building now had to be connected to the existing staircase located at the end of the building we had to design single facing apartments in a building that was already very deep. We solved this by cutting upp atriums in the slabs of the office building. Each atrium-apartment had a living room and a bedroom facing the street and a kitchen and two bedrooms facing the atrium giving the resident a view into their own apartment but never into the neighbours on the same floor. The atriums were open to the sky and would not only provide daylight but also fresh air and at times rain and snow. Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonThe original office building was set back 6 m from the street frontage and was standing on pilotis creating a covered outdoor space that was meant as car parking but also became a popular place to urinate and/or deal drugs. Thanks to our atriums we could increase the building depth even further, extending the building all the way to the street and thereby fixing (or moving) the problem. The final 1,5 m of the extension were glazed non heated loggias that gave additional qualities to the apartments and at the same time allowed us to design a single glazing facade with slender window frames.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonThe old chocolate factory was handled more gently then the office building. Here the building depth and the existing windows already brought qualities to the interior space and the biggest alterations were one additional staircase, balconies on the courtyard side and loggias behind some of the existing windows facing the street.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonProject gallerySee allShow lessMontreal’s LEED Platinum Bibliothèque du Boisé Wins RAIC’s Green Building AwardArchitecture NewsIstanbul Maritime Museum / TEGETSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Stockholm, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs CopyHousing, Adaptive Reuse•Stockholm, Sweden Save this picture!© Mikael Olsson+ 19 Sharecenter_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeJägnefält MiltonOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseStockholmSwedenPublished on April 15, 2017Cite: “Chokladfabriken / Jägnefält Milton” 15 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Justgiving offers customised online event fundraising service

first_imgJustgiving offers customised online event fundraising service Justgiving is developing two further customised solutions for the Leukaemia Research Fund for launch later this month – the child-safe Big Bikeathon site and Alastair Campbell’s London Triathlon challenge site.The new customisation service offers other options as well as design. Charities can now capture additional data, beyond postal and e-mail addresses, from their sponsored event fundraisers and/or donors, to help gain a deeper understanding of supporters’ profiles and attitudes.They can also customise donation confirmation screens and automatic e-mails. Creative use of these facilities could help fundraisers to drive more traffic to a their charity’s Web site, or raise awareness of other aspects of its work among new donors.Most importantly, the customised site will be hosted on a dedicated domain belonging to the charity, rather than a sub-directory at the address. This ensures that the Web address of individual fundraising pages reflect the charity’s brand and, equally importantly, all automatic e-mails originate from that domain and not that’s media officer James Grieve said: “Because customisation options are built onto Justgiving’s existing fundraising platform, the service is faster and considerably cheaper than building a micro-site from scratch. Every site comes with our highly regarded telephone and e-mail customer support service, so charities can be sure its supporters are in safe hands.”Future customised services from Justgiving include registration, earmarked appeals and membership. Since it launched in 2001, Justgiving has handled over £5 million in donations to 550 charities. Howard Lake | 25 March 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Justgiving’s new service enables charities to create branded microsites under their chosen domain name, offering Justgiving’s online giving facilities to their supporters.The Leukaemia Research Fund is the first to showcase the new capability with its London Bikeathon site.Cathy Gilman, Leukaemia Research Fund’s head of fundraising, said: “In recent years event fundraising has played a major role in raising the Fund’s public profile. By customising the Justgiving site to our brand we are hoping to achieve even more in terms of supporter retention and brand awareness.” Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Events Research / statisticslast_img read more

New fundraising director at NDCS

first_imgBefore working at Centrepoint, Tobin was Fundraising Director of Concern, Ireland’s largest charity. He previously worked for charities such as Sight Savers International and RNID as well as in the IT sector. Tobin Aldrich has been appointed Director of Fundraising and Communications at The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).Tobin joins NDCS from the youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint, where he was Director of Fundraising.The National Deaf Children’s Society supports deaf children, their families, and professionals working with them. Advertisement Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people New fundraising director at NDCS  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 5 October 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Learn the basics behind popular new game: Fortnite Battle Royale

first_imgFacebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Michael Rogers ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt ACT, SAT scores now optional for students applying to TCU in 2021 + posts Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized TAGSvideo games Michael Rogers Linkedin printIt’s 12:20 a.m. Tuesday morning and two students are spending the evening playing the new hit game: Fortnite Battle Royale.“Dude hide behind that tree, he’s building. Just scope him!” sophomore business information systems major Zach Pusic said to his roommate, Davis Castelli, a supply chain and entrepreneurial management double major.Castelli moved from the field where he was scoping his only remaining opponent to a nearby building and gears up with extra ammo he finds lying on the ground. He glances out the window of the building and no one is in sight. He runs down two flights of stairs to the ground floor and sees his opponent for a split second from behind a barn, roughly 40 meters away. He peers through the lens of his sniper and fires.Bang. A headshot kill.Castelli just earned his first “Victory Royale,” a title given to the last man standing in Battle Royale.Before he became one of two players remaining, Castelli joined the online forum with 99 other players from around the world.The objective of the player vs. player game is to be the last player standing and avoid being killed by other players while trying to survive the traps opponents may set or the storm. The storm is another obstacle for players as the storm’s eye closes gradually throughout the game, shrinking the area players can continue to play in. If a player gets caught in the storm, their character will incur serious damage to their health, making them more vulnerable and weakening them unless they restore their health with a medical kit found in the game.If a player can gather enough powerful weapons throughout the game to elude or kill their opponents and strategically maneuver throughout the map over the course of the game, they can win by being the last player standing from the field of 100 in the “Battle Royale” mode.Dr. Anthony Bean, a psychologist who specializes in video games, children, adolescents, and the connections between the virtual worlds played in and the real world, said the immersive qualities of the constant action and quick responses is what makes “Fortnite” so intriguing to play and watch.“When people watch other people play the game, it’s captivating,” Bean said. “Because they’re constantly moving, there’s always something new to pay attention to.”Fortnite games are watched by people who aren’t even playing the actual game, whether it be in a dorm watching a friend or from behind a computer screen in the middle of class.Bean said the connection people make while watching another person play in this “every player for themselves” world, as he called it, comes from a psychological idea found in studying politicians called para-social interactions.“Para-social interactions were first identified in politicians speaking on TV saying, ‘the promise,’ ‘this is what I want to do, and I’m doing it for you,’” Bean said. “That makes the people feel like part of it. It happens the same way with people watching over ‘Twitch’ and ‘Fortnite.’ They feel like they’re part of the gameplay on a level.”Games of “Fortnite” have no time frame and last as long as a player remains alive.There are five tiers of weapons that a player can pick up throughout the game. They range from “common,” “uncommon,” “rare,” to “epic” and “legendary.”Fortnite Weapons Tier BreakdownVenngage InfographicsAll these weapons are classified by the luminous colors they give off. Grey is a common weapon, green is an uncommon weapon, blue is rare, purple is epic and gold is legendary. As the weapons move up in tier, their damage, accuracy, power, and scarceness all increase as well.  The weapons can be found floating on the ground or in chests that give off a distinctive charm noise to help players locate them.Along with shield potion the characters can drink to protect themselves from incoming fire, there are materials (metal, wood, and bricks) players can collect from breaking down nearly every building or object in the game. These materials can then be used for building protective structures to shield themselves from enemy fire or creating vantage points to better position themselves for a kill in the game.Players can also find medical kits to revive their health when it drops too low, as well as projectile weapons, such as grenades.The virtual world Fortnite is set in is divided up into 20 distinct areas on two separate islands.  One is far off and not very accessible to players, but the other 19 are located on the main island and give descriptive names that hint to what a player can expect to see in terms of buildings, materials, and terrain in the area.编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多此交互式图像使用ThingLink创建。在thinglink.com上查看此图像。接触图片分享图像…全屏As games progress and the field of players dwindle down to single digits, tensions and emotions have a tendency to ramp up as getting a “Victory Royale” becomes more of a reality.A yearning for that glory of winning and competition is to be expected, but when the thoughts of a game infiltrate a person’s mind in the wrong setting, such as in class, the word “addiction” is too strong Bean said.“What needs to be taken into consideration is the person themselves and the context with which the game, or whatever they are preoccupied with, is on their mind,” Bean said.Bean said his goal when working with a person who may be struggling with an addiction or constant infatuation with a game is to rework their mind to put thoughts of the game on the “back burner” and focus on the social context of the person’s life.“It comes down to the social context,” Bean said.  “A character can really enhance who a person is when in-game characteristics mirror real-world characteristics” ‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate Michael Rogers TCU, SMU students collaborate on app for students, businesses In game “Fortnite” action as a player parachutes down to where they will be their game. Facebook Twitter Michael Rogers Previous articleStudents frustrated, concerned by lack of close to campus parkingNext articleFrogs for Wellness looking to expand peer education program Michael Rogers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Michael Rogers last_img read more