Liberia’s Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and the European Union, Isaac W. Nyenabo, has called on his African colleagues in the diplomatic service to remain supportive of the continent and its respective countries.During his recent induction in Belgium as one of the new diplomats in the European belt, Nyenabo, urged his colleagues to be true representatives of their people in order to see the continent uplifted.Reminding his colleagues that poor infrastructures, poverty and disease remain problems on the continent, he admonished Africans representing their countries in Europe and the Carribean to exert all efforts to pull their people out of poverty and spurr economic and infrastructural development on the continent.He further challenged his African colleagues to seek support from partners through whom resources could be mobilized to help with the development of the African continent.The African Union Group of Ambsassadors comprises16 with 52 representatives. The African Carribbean Pacific Ambassadors number 52. The African Carribbean Pacific Ambassadors at the European Union are made up of representatives from 79 countries, 15 organizations and 28 European Union Countries, respectively.Ambassador Nyenabo, prior to the 2014 Special Senatorial Elections which he did not contest as an incumbent, was named by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Ambassador to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg and the European Union.He remained in Liberia during the peak and decline of the Ebola disease and took up his assignment recently after being confirmed by the Liberian Senate.Commenting on the epidemic, Ambassador Nyenabo said Liberia had been making tremendous gains before the outbreak of the Ebola virus which caused a significant setback to the country’s economy. He called on friendly countries to support the post-Ebola recovery programs of affected countries, including Liberia.He said the post-Ebola recovery plan of Liberia, will require regional and international support, noting that the country has not experienced any new cases of Ebola for over three weeks.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
CBL Gov. Patray meets with widow and family of the late Matthew InnisThe Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Hon. Nathaniel R. Patray, lll, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, met with the widow and relatives of the late Matthew Innis, a former Staff of the Bank, including Mrs. Elizabeth T. Harris Innis (wife), and Ms. Salina T. Innis (daughter).Executive Governor Patray, on behalf of the Board of Governors and Management of the Central Bank of Liberia expressed regret over the death of the late Innis and hope that God would grant the family solace during the difficult period of bereavement. He urged the family to take solace in the loss of their loved one, “We can’t question God; it is his will,” he emphasized, calling on the family to be strong during these difficult times. “Take it easy; the children need your care,” the Governor reminded the family, and assured Mrs. Innis that the Bank will participate at the funeral program.The CBL Executive Governor described the death of Matthew Innis, as a blow to the CBL because the Bank has lost an asset whose expertise were very valuable and would be missed.Responding, Mrs. Innis thanked Governor Patray and the CBL family for the concern the Central Bank of Liberia has demonstrated over the loss of her husband and promised to keep the CBL informed over preparations leading up to the funeral which is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Mike FeeneyThe Fort St John Senior Flyers kick off their preperation for the Allan Cup this weekend with an exhibition series against the Stony Plain Eagles and the Lloydminster Border Kings. Both of those games will be live on the Moose starting with the pregame show Saturday night at 6:15pm here in Fort St John. Of course the Senior Flyers already opened the regular season last weekend, with an OT win, which started by raising the 2009 NPHL Campbell Cup Championship banner to the NPA rafters. But this series is their first chance this season to start working towards that AAA level of play that they need to reach to compete for a Senior National Championship.Make sure you keep checking back here as we will be posting more as we get closer to game time on Saturday.- Advertisement –
Following a moment of heartbreak for Guyanese cricket fans, as they watched the Barbados Tridents pick apart the exceptional Guyana Amazon Warriors on Saturday night during the Hero Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) final, Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton has extended heartiest congratulations to the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) team for an exceptional performance in the 2019 season.Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George NortonThis Minister, who holds responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, has mentioned the Warriors’ exceptional performance this year as the highlight of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 tournament.“Even though we did not win, I believe that Guyana was a massive force to reckon with in the tournament. We have been consistent in reaching the finals, and when the time is right, we will stun the cricketing world with a spectacular win,” Minister Norton has said.Minister Norton is further encouraging Guyanese citizens to upkeep, and continue to build on, the unifying momentum that the CPL and the Amazon Warriors brought through their spectacular record of 11 straight wins.“The CPL may have come and gone, but the togetherness and love that we displayed as One People, One Nation with One Destiny while rallying around the GAW deserves to live on,” Dr Norton urged.In good nature, the Minister has extended heartfelt congratulations to the winning team, noting that they played excellently.“The Barbados Tridents played well, and Guyana congratulates them for once again copping the coveted title as the CPL Champions,” Dr Norton has declared.
Alessandro Diamanti 1 Watford have announced the signing of midfielder Alessandro Diamanti in a season-long loan deal from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.The 32-year-old returns to the Premier League five years after leaving West Ham, where he played for a single season, and is an immediate boost to boss Quique Flores’ forward line.The 17-cap Italy international spent time on loan at Fiorentina earlier this year, but now returns to English football after spells with Brescia and Bologna.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEETINGS THURSDAY The Burbank Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank. Call (818) 846-3111. SEMINARS SATURDAY Olympia West Mortgage Group will hold a workshop, titled “How to Find, Buy and Sell Foreclosure Properties,” 9 a.m. at Olympia West Mortgage Group, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Call (323) 653-3000, Ext. 245. CONTINUING EVENTS TODAY The Stargazer Oriental Restaurant & Bar will host a business networking mixer at 5 p.m. at 6501 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. Call (818) 704-6633. Temple City Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City. Call (626) 444-1482. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 781-1111. The Winnetka Chamber of Commerce meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Canoga Park Bowl, Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-6908. The Toluca Lake Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of every month at Paty’s Restaurant, 10001 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake. [/BULLET] TUESDAY The YMCA’s Coed Service Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at various restaurants. For more information, call (818) 841-0387. California Entrepreneur Women meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Carrows Restaurant, 18355 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-4226. The Mayor’s Office of International Trade offers free International Trade Assistance the second Tuesday of each month at the Valley Economic Alliance, 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 379-7000. The Business Works Networking Group meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Carol’s Restaurant, Northridge. Call (805) 497-0092. To Network meets 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Mimi’s Caf?, 400 N. Moorpark Road. Call (805) 377-0853. The Greater San Fernando Valley Business and Professional Women meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call (818) 789-5414. The Kiwanis Club of Tarzana will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Paul’s Cafe, 18588 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-1020. Business Network International, Lunch Bunch Chapter, will meet at noon at Carousel Restaurant, 150 E. Angeleno St., Burbank. Call (818) 519-1717, Ext. 220. The Professional Business Network of the San Fernando Valley will meet at 7:15 a.m. at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. For more information, call (818) 345-4924 or log on to www.leads4business.com. The Network Advantage of Santa Clarita will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 702-9687. The Harbor chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe in Ventura. For more information, call (805) 647-3600. The Optimist Club in Action meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Big Jim’s Restaurant, 8950 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Sun Valley. Call (818) 785-2877. The International Association of Administrative Professionals, Satellite Chapter, meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Chaminade College Preparatory, 10210 Oakdale Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 704-0763. BizNet Online magazine will host a networking breakfast from 8 to 9:30 at Denny’s Restaurant, 9001 Tampa Blvd., Northridge. Call (818) 892-7883, Ext. 6, or visit the Web site at www.biznetonline.com. Burbank Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at the Carousel Restaurant Holiday Inn, 105 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Call Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294. The Business Referral Group of Tarzana will meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 881-4900. The Computer Users Group meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Call Mariam Radcliffe at (818) 249-1629 or visit the Web site at www.tugnet.org. Empowerment Systems workshop: “Helping Achievers Succeed.” Call Steve Chichester at (661) 287-4753. Crescenta Valley Chapter of Ali Lassen’s Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Decadence Espresso Bar, 3820 Ocean View Blvd., Montrose. Call (800) 767-7337. LeTip of Calabasas will meet at 7 a.m. at Marmalade Cafe, 4783 Commons Way, Calabasas. Call Glenn Neely at (800) 617-5626, Ext. 210. LeTip of Santa Clarita will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call Dr. John at (661) 222-9021. Motivated Toastmasters will meet from 6:50 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 5525 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (310) 979-5777. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Senior Services Networking Cluster will meet at noon at Carrows Restaurant, Devonshire St., Chatsworth. Pre-Paid Legal Services meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, 100 Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Call (818) 781-1111. Open House Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Pinocchio’s restaurant, 3103 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Call Jackie Prince at (818) 845-4331 or e-mail email@example.com. Power Partners of Santa Clarita will meet at 7 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, Magic Mountain Parkway and The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 298-5330. Premier Business Xchange will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 832-1463. Rising Star Toastmasters meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Frank’s Restaurant, 6005 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. (818) 982-9999. The Thousand Oaks Leads Club will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 371-0188. The Warner Center Rotary Club will meet for breakfast from 8 to 9 at Dilbeck/James R. Gary, 21747 Erwin St., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 347-2210. The Zonta Club of Conejo Valley meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. Call Sandra Cherry at (800) 266-2077. WEDNESDAY Business Network International of Northridge will meet at 7 a.m. at Porter Valley Country Club, Rinaldi at Tampa. Call Marty Laff at (818) 886-4670. The Greater Los Angeles Professionals chapter of Experience Unlimited meets at 9 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the WorkSource Center, 21010 Vanowen St., Canoga Park. Call (818) 596-4432. The Leads Club of Calabasas will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Weiler’s Deli, 22323 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call (818) 915-2600. The Valley International Trade Association hosts a business networking breakfast seminar the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 at 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 379-7000. LeTip of Encino will meet at 7 a.m. at the Encino Glen Restaurant, 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 788-0011. Valley Business Network will meet at 7 a.m. at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 705-4866. The San Fernando Valley Council of Beta Sigma Phi, International Woman’s Cultural, Social and Philanthropic Organizations meets at 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at 16916 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills. Call (818) 508-4705. Kiwanis International, the Burbank Noon Club, will meet at noon at the YMCA in Burbank. Call (818) 954-9294. The Rotary Club of Mid San Fernando Valley meets each Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at Coco’s Family Restaurant, 16835 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (661) 294-7030. The Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 371-0122. The Conejo Valley Optimist Club meets each Wednesday at noon at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 375-6975. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 781-1111. The Rotary Club of Van Nuys will meet at noon at the 94th Aero Squadron, 16320 Raymer St., Van Nuys. Call (818) 700-1939. Executive Toastmasters Club 412 meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Acapulco, 385 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. The Pacemasters Toastmasters club will meet at 11:45 a.m. at St. Jude Medical, 15900 Valley View Court, Sylmar. Call (818) 493-3203 or log on to www.pacesetter.com/toastmasters.htm. The Mid-Valley Chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at Bakers Square, 17921 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 667-8967. The Northridge Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge. Call (800) 767-7337. Business Network International, the Power Professionals Chapter, will meet from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Paradise Cafe, 4224 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Call Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294. Burbank Toastmasters meets at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth St., Burbank. Call Michael Devine at (818) 242-4458. The Business Exchange Group will meet from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge. Call (818) 377-5851. The Conejo Valley Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call Julie Paris at (818) 707-3770. Crescenta Valley Business Network International will meet for breakfast at 7 a.m. at the La Ca?ada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive, La Ca?ada Flintridge. Call (818) 954-9294. The Executives Association of the San Fernando Valley will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Warner Center Marriott. Call (818) 703-6161. Jewel City Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. in the Red Cross Building, 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Call Linda Cota-Kumagai at (818) 771-7180. The Joseph P. Rinnert Toastmasters Club meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at India’s Tandoori Restaurant, 11819 Wilshire Blvd., No. 206, West Los Angeles. Call (213) 384-9727. The Mid-Valley Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast meeting is held at 7:15 the last Wednesday of every month except December at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. Call (818) 989-0300. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Special Events Networking Cluster will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the chamber office, 9401 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. Pacific Coast Business Networking of Simi Valley meets at 7 a.m. each Wednesday at Denny’s, 2460 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 306-6410. The National Association of Women Business Owners meets the second Wednesday of each month at Maria’s Italian Kitchen, 16608 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 901-7900. The San Fernando Valley (UCLA) Bruins Business Networking Group meets at 7:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Open to all UCLA alumni. Call Larry Davis at (818) 366-2470. The Rotary Club of Woodland Hills meets at noon every Wednesday at Woodland Hills County Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Visitors welcome. Call (818) 702-0083. The Toluca Lake Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Mo’s Restaurant, 4301 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Call Jon Molin at (818) 763-5162, Ext. 134. The Woodland Hills Leads Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Weiler’s Deli, 22323 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call Gary Rich at (818) 906-7356. The New Women’s Enrichment Circle meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 1275 Bluesail Circle, Westlake Village. Call (818) 222-0160. The New Toastmasters Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Calabasas Library, 23975 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Call (818) 707-2137. THURSDAY The Agoura, Oak Park, Conejo Valley Chambers of Commerce Networking Group will meet at noon at Maria’s, 29035 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Call (818) 889-3150. The Santa Clarita Valley’s Leads Club will meet at 7 a.m. at Coco’s at The Old Road and Pico Canyon. Call (661) 291-1824. The Leads Club of Tarzana will meet at 7 a.m. at Carrows Restaurant, Tarzana. Call (818) 783-5530. The Los Angeles ORT Technical Institute will offer employment preparation seminars at 2:30 p.m. at 15130 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (800) 998-2678. The Business Breakfast Network will meet at 7:30 at the Greenhouse Cafe. For more information, call (805) 370-0035. Ike Krieger’s Success Roundtable, a sales- and marketing-related networking and coaching meeting, will meet at 4 p.m. at 7949 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. Call (818) 997-7575. The Business Networking Group will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Bagel Nosh, 23683 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Call (818) 706-9486. Adventurers Toastmasters meets from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at Jerry’s Deli, 16650 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Call Dick Hogue at (818) 366-9686. The West Valley Chapter of Financial Planning Association meets at 7:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Encino Glen, 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 344-0288. The Businesswomen Learning Golf & Networking meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Studio City Golf Course. Call (310) 990-0179. The Glendale Civic Center Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at “The Way to Happiness” Building, 201 E. Broadway, Glendale. Call (818) 352-4851. The Newbury Park Rotary Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Plug Nickel Restaurant, 717 Lakefield Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 498-2357. The National Association of Women Business Owners meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Call (805) 445-7121. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Networking Cluster will meet at noon at Carrows Restaurant, 18505 Devonshire St., Northridge. LA Business Link will meet at 8:15 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe in Northridge. Call (818) 701-7789. The Valley Influence Professionals will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Coco’s, 22200 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call (818) 710-8820. The Business Network International, Encino Chapter, will meet at 7 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 954-9294. The Gold Coast Chapter of Business Network International will meet at 7 a.m. at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. For more information, call (805) 485-5331. Burnt Toastmasters meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana. Call (323) 653-0500, Ext. 102. The Valley Computer Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at 521 E. Olive St., Burbank. Call (818) 846-4012. Referrals Unlimited Networking Group will meet at 7 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 492-9923. Business Referral Network Inc., Northridge Chapter, will meet from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe, 19710 Nordhoff Place, Chatsworth. Call Larry Davis at (818) 366-2470. Conejo Business Boomers will meet for breakfast from 7:15 to 8:30 at Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Call Steve Freeman at (805) 495-4211. Cosmopolitan Toastmasters will meet at 7 p.m. at the International House of Pancakes Restaurant, 6429 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call Brett Yollis at (818) 705-6913. Distinguished Singles Toastmasters meets at 7:15 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at IHOP, 19100 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Compiled by Kim Armendariz Note: Some events may require reservations or fees. The Daily News welcomes items for Business Agenda. All items should be received at least two weeks before event. Send to Business Agenda, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365.
Cllr Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has hit back at a fellow councillor after he called for a boycott of an Irish water briefing session next week.Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigHe said that the use of the word ‘warped’ in relation to him by Councillor Jack Murray of Sinn Fein was very unfortunateHe said, “I think it is very unfortunate and disappointing that Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has used a word with such strong connotations for mental health and I am sure that given the opportunity he would be willing to apologise. “I understand that regrettable things can be said in the heat of the moment when under pressure, where the implications have not been thought through. I also understand that Jack, like other Sinn Fein councillors, have been coming under huge pressure because of their failure to back what the majority of people, and I believe what a majority of Sinn Fein voters want, which is a complete boycott of Irish Water and their charges.”He added that Sinn Fein’s position cannot have been helped when their party leadership undermined them and declared they were paying water charges.“So I understand that he is feeling the pressure, but rather than lash out in this manner at those who are actively building the boycott, he should instead come and talk to us and better still, support what we are trying to do.”“My position has been completely clear and consistent. I have continued to call for a policy of non-engagement with Irish Water, for people not to return their Application Packs and not going to this briefing session is supporting that policy of non-engagement. In any event, this meeting will be too short and will involve too many councillors from too many areas to be of any practical use. It is simply a piece of PR spin.” “On every platform I have spoken at in recent weeks there has been overwhelming support for the boycott call. The momentum has been building into an unstoppable force as the people have decided that water charges are unfair and they will not pay. I am urging everyone to come on the various protests on November 1st and ensure there is a massive call for a boycott which will be heard in Dublin.”COUNCILLOR Mac GIOLLA EASBUIG HITS BACK AFTER BEING LABELLED ‘WARPED’ was last modified: October 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
British game developer Peter Molyneux – of Fable fame – announced last week in an interview with ReadWrite that his new independent studio 22Cans would soon be releasing a substantial update to its smartphone game Curiosity: What’s Inside The Cube. The update arrived for Android users on Monday, iOS folks got it on Tuesday.The 2.0 version has a trove of data to pore over alongside some interesting game-mechanics changes to the ever-growing social experiment. Still no clues as to the purported life-changing contents hidden in the center.Aesthetically, the app remains the same – with one huge improvement: real-time progress. Players will notice this immediately upon launching the game: Beams of white light shoot out from the cube indicating activity. Zoom in on one of these flashes and you’ll see cubelets shattering away in real time from other players’ taps. What makes that addition so astoundingly rewarding is that it emphasizes the communal aspect of the game in a whole new way. Knowing that you’re looking at the same minuscule patch of the cube as another total stranger – and participating in clearing it away – can be a very surreal multiplayer experience, one that was completely absent when you simply viewed the cube frozen in time and had to refresh for updates.Tapping away on the cube now feels very much like the initial amazement of traveling with a cloaked stranger in the celebrated downloadable Playstation title Journey, and is likely the kind of emotional response to simplicity that Molyneux and crew are trying to achieve with 22Cans.In-App Purchases Now LiveThe other big changes to Curiosity can be found in the in-game store – where purchases can help facilitate how you leave your mark on the cube. A $.99 drawing tool lets players mark up the cube in new ways, and even rub out mistakes to make it easier to leave cryptic quotes or finely crafted offensive pictures.Another addition is Badgers. For $.99, players can unlock this cubelet-destroying partner, allowing you to invest coins in the creatures and drop them on the cube to increase your destruction rate. $1.99 lets you discover Golden Badgers, of which 1,000 are hidden on each layer of the cube. Finders are rewarded with a coin stash. Why 22Cans chose Badgers is not clear, but it’s sure to shake up the mechanics and lessen the stigma of mindless screen tapping. Curiosity By The NumbersBy far the most intriguing aspect of the game’s update is the comprehensive stat sheet that offers a distinct look at the cube’s progress and the way users are tackling it. The only issue is that it costs $1 to view the stat sheet for 24 hours. Once you pay, you ought to have permanent access.Here’s what I learned for my buck: After about 34 days of playing, users have hacked away roughly 8.3 billion of the cube’s 68 billion cubelets. That still puts the end date of the cube at next fall, but the new destruction tools and whatever else 22Cans has up its sleeves for future updates will surely accelerate the progress.There have been some 3.2 million downloads so far, with the U.S. accounting for close to 30% of that total. Close behind is the UK, with a little more than 20%, while France, Germany, Australia and Sweden all hovering between 5% and 10%.Some other quick figures: Through the last week, between 200 million and 250 million cubelets were destroyed per day by betweeen 200,000 and 250,000 active users. The average time it takes to destroy each one of the alleged 2,000 or so layers remains steady at a little more than 8 hours.These numbers are amazing for an app that was never designed to catch on this quick. But after a rocky start riddled with server failures and the forced removal of features that are just now finding their way back to the app, Curiosity seems to be on a steady roll.All that’s left now is for everyone to wait and see what’s inside that darn cube. nick statt 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#games#Mobile Games
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