While the fate of the Maybach 6 as a production car hasn’t been decided, Mercedes also makes it clear we can expect this sort of powertrain technology in production vehicles soon, most likely under its recently announced all-electric sub-brand. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept While the idea of a two-door Maybach isn’t new, the 6 coupe is sufficiently modern under the skin. That hood doesn’t hide an engine at all; it’s a storage compartment with hidden luggage, as power comes from a series of four electric motors at each wheel, plus an 80 kWh battery pack. In total, Mercedes says the Maybach 6 concept generates 738 horsepower and sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in just under four seconds before topping out at 250 km/h.Speaking of the electric powertrain, Mercedes says the Maybach 6 concept can travel just over 200 miles, or 321 kilometres, on a full charge. 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From the hood that seemingly stretches for miles on end to the extended tail; from the classic lines to the 24-inch translucent wheels, this car is the very definition of extravagant. A chrome grille up front with Mercedes’ three-point hood ornament, plus gullwing doors complete the look. From tip to tail, the Mercedes-Maybach 6 measures six metres, hence the name. Take note, Scaldarsi Motors – this is the right way to class up a Mercedes.The interior is equal-parts stunning, extravagant and modern. The button-tufted seats, the rose-gold accents and the open-pore wood floor certainly lives up to its luxurious intentions. Meanwhile, the windshield is exactly that and so much more – it also functions as a heads-up display, while a smaller (but much longer) screen runs across the dashboard – and even onto the doors. 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1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. Respawn working on matchmaking Apex Legends cheaters with other cheatersStudio upping anti-cheat resources, working on spam and cheat detection using machine learningRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterMonday 15th July 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRespawn EntertainmentRespawn is working on a number of updates toward stopping cheaters in Apex Legends, including a system that puts cheaters and spammers in matches with other cheaters and spammers.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 In a Reddit update from the developers, Respawn noted it was working on machine learning technology to help more effectively detect and automatically ban cheaters and spammers in the game, as well as increasing resources and technology at the studio dedicated toward stopping cheaters. Matchmaking tech that pairs known cheaters and spammers with one another is in the works and may already be implemented in the game.The measures are a response to ongoing community conversation and concerns about cheating in the game, particularly in Apex’s Ranked mode.Cheating in popular multiplayer games has been on the mind of a number of companies lately, including Blizzard. Just this morning, Blizzard said it was testing a new system that automatically ends matches where players are caught cheating, though it does not punish rule-abiding players.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesRespawn responds as Glassdoor review warns of crunch during lockdownApex Legends game director Chad Grenier says the problem “is not with the intent of Respawn’s leadership”By James Batchelor 9 months agoRespawn marks its ten-year anniversary with a new Vancouver studioDusty Welch, Chad Grenier, Henry Lee, and Steven Ferreira discuss the new studio’s philosophy and goals for the longevity of Apex LegendsBy Rebekah Valentine 11 months agoLatest comments (1)Murray Lorden Game Designer & Developer, MUZBOZA year ago I love the idea of matching cheaters with other teachers. It’s like their own special league!It could spawn a new sort of meta game where all sorts of cheating is allowed, but you still ultimately need to compete within that new framework.
Lawyers who lobby professionally for their clients should be subject to regulation, according to a Commons committee report out today. The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee says the government should scrap current plans for a statutory register of third-party lobbyists as not ‘fit for purpose’. Instead, the committee recommends, regulation should be introduced for all those who lobby professionally in a paid role, including those who lobby on behalf of charities, trade unions and think tanks. The committee’s report says: ‘A statutory register which includes only third-party lobbyists would do little to improve transparency about who is lobbying whom, as these meetings constitute only a small part of the lobbying industry. ‘The government’s proposals only scratch the surface when it comes to tackling public concern about undue access and influence over the policy making process, and they are unlikely to prevent lobbying from becoming the “next big political scandal”.’ The government estimates that 20 law firms are currently involved in lobbying in the UK, with just a handful of staff from each assigned to the role. In evidence to the committee, John Wotton, former president of the Law Society, said there was a difference between legal representation and seeking to influence the legislative process. ‘In the case of a law firm that has a significant activity,’ he said, ‘In advising clients on lobbying parliament on legislation, I think that is lobbying in principle.’ The Law Society today reiterated the call to define a lobbyist and warned of a danger of over-regulation. A spokesman said: ‘What is very clear from the report is that this is a very complex area and the government needs to ensure that all the issues the committee raises are properly considered. ‘In particular we note and support the committee’s view that the government needs to pay great heed to the definition of lobbying and lobbyist. ‘It will also be important that any aspect of the provision of legal services by law firms is not caught within the definition, as solicitors already form a highly regulated profession, with a strong and enforceable code of conduct.’
The Ministry of Health is reviewing a new Medical Professions Act to ensure quality health care for all citizens, residents and visitors.Liaison in the Ministry of Health and the Environment, Dr Martin Christmas told a press conference on Thursday 29 October 2015, this new Medical Professions Act will replace the current Medical Act. This Medical Professions Act, he informed, will involve a number of “subtle changes” like shifting from the name of the Medical Board to the Medical Council.“It would hold medical professionals more accountable and be able to guarantee the public that persons who offer medical services will be held to that level of responsibility, and have to provide adequate responsible care and be answerable for their actions,” Dr Christmas indicated. Members of the public, have in recent times, expressed concern regarding the level of care provided to patients at various health care facilities, as well as the manner in which some health professionals respond to and deal with patients.“It would really be looking very closely at guarantying the Dominican public, and anyone else who makes use of our health services here, that the services will be at a certain standard, there will be a level of uniformity across the board. So of course particular reference here being made to criteria for registration, licensing, and guaranteeing the quality of professional that is placed out there to serve the public,” Dr Christmas explained.He informed that this new act has been many years on the making and has been “reviewed expensively” by healthcare professionals, members from other allied services, other institutions and stakeholders, as well as legal practitioners.These reviews were done with a view to ensuring that it covers most of the changes that would be required from the now antiquated and existing medical act which we use.The Ministry of Health and the Environment is finalizing the Act with a view to introducing it in Parliament urgently.“I would prefer not to place an exact timeline on that but what I could guarantee you is that we here in the Ministry of Health are sparing no efforts in ensuring that this is done as quickly as possible, and we would really like to probably guarantee persons that they will not be waiting as long as we’ve hearing about it, it will be with us very soon, we’re going to have this new act completed,” Dr Christmas said. Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share 169 Views no discussions LocalNews Gov’t reviewing a Medical Professions Act by: Dominica Vibes News – October 29, 2015
Burglars may have used anaesthetic gas to rob Formula One driver Jenson Button and his wife Jessica at their rented villa here, a spokesman said on Friday.Valuables worth 300,000 pounds were reportedly stolen. The couple had married in December. It is believed that the two men who stole jewellery, including Jessica’s engagement ring, knocked out the couple with gas pumped in through air conditioning vents during Monday’s break-in, bbc.com reported.The former F1 champion’s spokesperson said the couple was unharmed but everyone was “unsurprisingly shaken”.”Two men broke into the property whilst they all slept and stole a number of items of jewellery including, most upsettingly, Jessica’s engagement ring.”The police have indicated that this has become a growing problem in the region with perpetrators going so far as to gas their proposed victims through the air conditioning units before breaking in.”The 35-year-old Button, who drives for McLaren, is based in Monaco, about 130 km from Saint-Tropez.
Last night on Garbage Time, Katie Nolan perfectly explained the gendered culture of sports: “There are sports fans, and then there are women.”For Nolan, and perhaps all female fans, the Texas A&M Chalk Talk scandal is the last straw in tolerance of sexism in sports [email protected] addresses the Texas A&M Chalk Talk scandal.https://t.co/QUPiOvoyty— Garbage Time (@GarbageTime) August 4, 2016Like any other of her segments, Nolan introduced and initially analyzed her subject with humor. The now infamously sexual and presentation slides are “Offensive, yes, but also…doesn’t make any sense.”Nolan isn’t one to let guilty parties off easily. Calling the now suspended offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks “Dumb” and “Dumber,” she laughed at them for attempting to turn the Aggie War Hymn into a more ‘relatable’ “Aggie War Her.”But even typically playful Nolan knew when to get serious. Her humor turned into a serious rant on sexism.Nolan expressed her – and women’s – frustration with the sports industry’s continual patronizing and sexualizing of women:I thought we were done with this tone-deaf trend of teams’ ‘events’ for women and making them a huge pandering mess. I thought we were done in 2013 when the Astros hosted a Ladies’ Night, when women could learn about baseball and enjoy complimentary beauty treatments. I thought we were done in 2015 when Ladies’ Night in Nationals’ Park featured a dance contest and [a “There’s no crying in baseball, but there’s plenty of wine”] promotional poster. And I thought for sure we were done this time last year when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers launched [the RED Women’s Movement].After all, what if the sports industry treated men like they do women?Her point, while painfully obviously to women, was delivered as such:“Here’s the thing…and I know it sounds crazy…Women can enjoy sports for the same reasons as men.”Her soapbox segment closed where it began. Indirectly referring to Texas A&M, Nolan said, “A smart team or university would make their fans both male and female.”Maybe Katie Nolan’s right. Men won’t really get the problem here because sports have always been the man’s domain.But taking extreme, deliberate efforts to include women in ways that are pointedly antiquated and based upon sexualized stereotypes? That’s something men created, too.How do you stop demeaning women in sports? You stop acting like fandom is categorized by gender.
The Fulfillment Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Los Angeles students overcome obstacles to achieve a college education, will honor Chris Meledandri, Founder and CEO of Illumination Entertainment at this year’ STARS 2013 Benefit Gala.This star-studded event will take place on October 23rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actor and comedian Ed Helms will host the festivities with a special guest performance by Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams. Additionally, Academy Award winning actor, Sidney Poitier will receive the Founder’s Humanitarian Award and Josh Klinefelter of Aurora Capital will be honored with the Founder’s Distinguished Service Award.“Thanks to Hollywood’s generous support of STARS, the Fulfillment Fund has been helping Los Angeles students overcome obstacles to go to college for more than three decades,” said Kenny Rogers, Fulfillment Fund CEO. “This year we’re proud to be honoring Chris Meledandri for his commitment to extending educational opportunity to students from low-income communities. With Ed Helms hosting, a special performance from Grammy Award winning musician Pharrell Williams and an honorary award for long-time Fulfillment Fund supporter Sidney Poitier, this promises to be our best event ever!”“I’m honored to support the Fulfillment Fund and celebrate all of the great work that Chris, Sidney & Josh are doing. It’s going to be an inspiring evening,” states special guest performer Pharrell Williams.Now in its 19th year, the Fulfillment Fund’s STARS Gala has honored Rob Moore (2012), Rich Ross (2011), James Gianopulos (2010), Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann (2009), Thomas Tull (2008), Marc Shmuger (2007), Tom Rothman (2006), Brian Grazer (2005), Amy Pascal (2004), Paula and Sumner Redstone (2003), Megan and Peter Chernin, Sheri and Les Biller (2002), Jeffrey Katzenberg (2001), Robert Iger (2000), Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (1999), Rupert Murdoch (1998), Barbara Lazaroff and Wolfgang Puck (1997), Candy and Aaron Spelling (1996), Darlene and Steven Fogel and Jackie and Howard Banchik (1995).Historically, the Stars Gala has raised over $2 million.For more information and to purchase tickets, please call LPA Events (310) 201-5033 or visit www.fulfillment.org/stars.Serving the Los Angeles community for over 35 years, the Fulfillment Fund makes college a reality for students in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. By providing a college access curriculum, college counseling, mentoring, scholarships and other individualized support, the Fulfillment Fund helps students get to college and realize their educational dreams. More than 90% of Fulfillment Fund high school graduates go on to college, compared to 54% of low-income students nationally.
InFocusThere are high hopes for change following the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the shooting death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie.Cree activist Erica Violet Lee hopes the reaction will be different this time but says “Saskatchewan has to grapple with its own history and so does the rest of Canada.“I’d like to be able to walk to school. I want to be able to walk down 20th street in Saskatoon and not be afraid of going missing. I want us to be able to not worry about getting shot in the head going for a drive through our lands.”Violet Lee, columnist Doug Cuthand, University of Winnipeg’s Chair of Indigenous Studies Jacqueline Romanow and a representative from the group Farmers with Firearms joined host Dennis Ward on InFocus to discuss the Stanley verdict and calls for justice for Colten Boushie.Cuthand, who attended the trial daily in Battleford, Saskatchewan feels this is a watershed moment for the country.“The wheels are in motion. We can’t be ignored anymore.”“We have to deal with the jury system right away. That’s a quick fix,” says Cuthand. “Longer term, we need to look at the justice system and what can be done to improve it. Our people are way overrepresented.”
Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. allegedly used a deceptive practice known as “drip pricing” that saw customers pay sometimes more than 65 per cent above advertised costs, the Competition Bureau said Thursday.The law enforcement watchdog filed an application with the Competition Tribunal, asking it to end the alleged practice and make the companies pay an administrative monetary penalty.Findings from its investigation allege that Ticketmaster’s advertised prices deceived consumers by adding more mandatory costs — like service fees, facility charges or order processing fees, depending on the ticket — later on in the purchasing process.This so-called drip pricing allegedly caused consumers to pay much higher prices than advertised.“Ticketmaster’s mandatory fees often inflate the advertised price by more than 20 per cent and, in some cases, by over 65 per cent,” the bureau said.In its filings, the bureau said it’s misleading to reveal the true cost of tickets after fans use the original price representation to decide which seats to buy. Consumers often don’t want to lose their tickets once they learn the truth, the document reads, and in certain cases the companies use a countdown clock that increases pressure on consumers to finish their purchase.In Quebec, where provincial law makes all-inclusive pricing mandatory, the companies do not use drip pricing, the filing said.“This model demonstrates that the internet buying process can be structured in a way that is transparent and not misleading,” the document reads, adding that companies choose not to use this model elsewhere in Canada.A statement from Ticketmaster said that it “remains committed to getting tickets into the hands of fans and has long practised transparency to enable informed purchasing decisions.”The ticket sales and distribution company added it is working closely with provincial governments to enhance consumer protection.Live Nation did not immediately responded to a request for comment.In July, the bureau asked sports and entertainment ticket vendors to review their marketing practices and display the full price up front.“Together, these actions send a strong signal to online retailers: consumers must have confidence that advertised prices are the ones they will pay,” Commissioner of Competition John Pecman said in a statement.One of the Competition Bureau’s roles is to promote truth in advertising by discouraging deceptive business practices. The watchdog has previously called this “a priority.”The case against the ticket sellers is consistent with action that the bureau has taken in other industries dating as far back as 2011, said Anita Banicevic, a partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto.That year, the bureau reached an agreement with Bell Canada over what it said were misleading representations about the prices offered for Bell services due to additional mandatory fees. The telecom agreed to pay $10 million.Since then, the bureau’s applied its view that such mandatory fees should be included in advertised prices in cases against companies in a range of industries, Banicevic said.In recent years, the bureau reached agreements with multiple car rental companies to resolve concerns over their use of drip pricing.In June 2016, Aviscar Inc. and Budgetcar Inc. agreed to pay a $3 million administrative monetary penalty and $250,000 towards the bureau’s investigative costs after an investigation found mandatory fees disclosed later when making a car reservation could boost the price by five to 20 per cent over the one originally advertised, a bureau statement said.In April 2017, the bureau reached an agreement with Hertz Canada Ltd. and Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Canada Inc., according to another statement. The companies agreed to pay a total of $1.25 million after an investigation found their advertised low prices were unattainable because mandatory fees boosted them by 10 to 57 per cent.“All of the cases the bureau has brought in this area with respect to the disclosure of fees have to date been settled,” said Banicevic, with the exception of an ongoing case against Leon’s Furniture Ltd. and The Brick Ltd. that is still before the courts.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.