Man accused of ransacking Jordan Creek businesses faces new burglary charge

first_imgCrime & Courts | JuneauMan accused of ransacking Jordan Creek businesses faces new burglary chargeFebruary 19, 2018 by Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share:A man charged with burglary last month, faces a new burglary charge after he allegedly broke into a Lemon Creek school.Shawn T. Beaird, 34, was arrested on a charge of burglary, criminal mischief and theft.Juneau police received a report of a burglary about 8:15 p.m. Friday at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School, according to a news release.Police said they found Beaird inside the school. He attempted to flee and resisted officers but was eventually detained.According to police, Beaird forcibly entered the school, caused about $4,500 in damages to property and stole a small amount of cash.He’s also charged with violating conditions of his release in a previous case.In January, Beaird was indicted on burglary charges after allegedly ransacking Jordan Creek businesses.Charging documents in that case accuse him of breaking into three businesses in the Nugget Mall Annex of Jordan Creek, and stealing about $200.He was released on bail Jan. 29.Share this story:last_img read more

Skype was refused a trademark as it sounds too much like Sky

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express Share Tags: NULL Wednesday 6 May 2015 5:20 am Skype was refused a trademark as it sounds too much like Sky whatsapp It’s not hard to tell the difference between Skype and Sky. One’s a Microsoft-owned text, voice and video messaging service, the other’s a Rupert Murdoch-owned  television, broadband and telephone provider.But yesterday judges at the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg said the public could be confused by the two, as Skype’s name and logo sounds and looks too similar to those of “Sky”. Because of that, it upheld a previous decision by the trademark office in 2012 and 2013, which prevented the Skype name being registered, but did not block its use by the business. “Conceptually, the figurative element conveys no concept, except perhaps that of a cloud,” the judgement said.”[That] would further increase the likelihood of the element ‘Sky’ being recognised within the word element ‘Skype’, for clouds are to be found ‘in the sky’ and thus may readily be associated with the word ‘sky’.”Microsoft, which owns Skype, has said it intends to appeal the decision.The case was initially bought by Microsoft to challenge the 2012 and 2013 decisions by the EU trademark authority which followed a complaint from Sky about 10 years ago. center_img Jessica Morris Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comlast_img read more

GAA clubs encouraged to sign up to ‘Ireland Lights Up’ for 2021

first_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Pinterest Electric Picnic Home News Community GAA clubs encouraged to sign up to ‘Ireland Lights Up’ for 2021 NewsCommunity Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSIreland Lights Up WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Electric Picnic ‘Ireland Lights Up’, the popular walking initiative, is returning in January 2021 in partnership with the GAA, Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking.For a fourth year, clubs across the 32 counties are being encouraged to turn on their floodlights to provide for community members a safe walking environment during the dark winter evenings.As ever, Operation Transformation, which returns to our screens each Wednesday from January 6 to February 24, will shine a light on Ireland Lights Up by showcasing participation clubs each week of the hit RTÉ show.Ireland Lights Up will take on an additional significance in 2021 as people have increasingly turned to walking to support their health and wellbeing since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.While organisers can’t predict the level of Covid-19 restrictions they will face in the new year, Ireland Lights Up and the clubs involved will take every due diligence to ensure those who want to enjoy a walk at their local GAA grounds can do so safely and within recommended public health guidelines.These measures ensure:• Registration process with Get Ireland Walking to track all club and participant involvement• A new club ‘MyLife Steps Challenge’ with Irish Life, CSR partners of the GAA Healthy Club Project, to ensure ‘Every Step Counts’• Once-off grant for clubs to support the cost of delivering Ireland Lights UpGAA President John Horan said: “GAA volunteers have gone above and beyond when supporting their communities during this pandemic and I have no doubt our clubs will once again support this great walking initiative come the new year.“Club walking tracks remained open during the second lockdown period and thousands of community members have benefitted from accessing them.“Ireland Lights Up isn’t about maximising numbers this time around, it’s about providing community members, particularly those most vulnerable to Covid-19, with a safe place to enjoy some outdoor exercise while adhering to the public health guidelines.”To register your club and review the full Terms & Conditions of participation, click here.SEE ALSO – Laois minor footballers confirm captain, vice-captain and 35-man panel ahead of Leinster opener Twitter Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, December 9, 2020Next articleMidlands League secretary sends letter to local TDs requesting support Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 9th December 2020 GAA clubs encouraged to sign up to ‘Ireland Lights Up’ for 2021 Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

SEC prepping for trading fee pilot study

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pilot to study trading-fee rebates scrapped U.S. securities regulators are going ahead with the initial phase of their pilot study to examine the impact of trading fee models.The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced it will launch the pre-pilot period of its study on trading fee-rebate models on July 1. It will run until Dec. 31. Business and financial report with laptop Accounting economic nonwarit/123RF James Langton Last year, the SEC set out plans for a pilot study to generate data that will help the regulator analyze the effects of exchange trading fee and rebate pricing models on order routing, execution quality and market quality.Earlier this year, a trio of U.S. exchanges launched a court challenge to block the exercise. The SEC has stayed parts of the study pending the outcome of the exchanges’ lawsuit, but the pre-pilot period will go ahead.As a result of the partial stay, during the pre-pilot period, exchanges will be required to comply with data compilation requirements, but will not have to transmit order routing data to the SEC, or to publicly post trading fee summaries.The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have proposed their own study to examine the impact of banning trading rebates, which would be coordinated with the U.S. study. Regulators must adapt to new liquidity drivers: IOSCO Related news Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Trading feesCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission last_img read more

Bob Marley Day Proclaimed in Toronto

first_imgRelatedBob Marley Day Proclaimed in Toronto RelatedBob Marley Day Proclaimed in Toronto Bob Marley Day Proclaimed in Toronto UncategorizedFebruary 6, 2007 RelatedBob Marley Day Proclaimed in Torontocenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Reggae superstar Bob Marley has been hailed as an international ambassador for peace who created a music legacy, which has continued to inspire hope and creativity.In a Proclamation declaring February 6 as Bob Marley Day for the 17th year in the city of Toronto, Mayor David Miller said the singing icon courageously “spoke out against oppression, poverty, slavery, apartheid and for human rights”.The Proclamation, which was read at the annual Bob Marley Day Award show, held on Sunday, February 4 at the Trane Studio in Toronto, said “Bob Marley earned his place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the distinctive reggae beat of music which captivated people of all cultures, changed the history of popular music and continues to bring enjoyment around the world. He was honoured by the United Nations with the Peace Medal of the Third World and by his home country of Jamaica with the Order of Merit”.Chairman of the Bob Marley Day committee, Courtney Betty, said that the Award is aimed at recognizing Toronto’s multiculturalism and building bridges between all communities, and is handed out each year to residents who have made a difference in the city.”Bob Marley’s legacy has been one of all-inclusiveness and his message encompasses everyone,” said Mr. Betty.Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Anne-Marie Bonner, congratulated the awardees, noting that the icon was an outstanding Jamaican and musician who stood for peace, love and humanity.This year’s awardees include five persons of Jamaican heritage. They are Bishop Audley James, Wade “Natty B” Walters, Joe Halstead, Audrey Walters and Simone Soman. The other awardees are Shernett Swaby and Councillor Joe Mihevc.Past awardees – Hon. Louise Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou) and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Lincoln Alexander – received Lifetime Achievement Awards, joining Canada’s former Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Alvin Curling.Bishop James, who hails from the parish of Trelawny is founder and senior pastor of Revivaltime Tabernacle, one of the largest churches in Toronto. The church has many community outreach programmes and feeds 500 homeless persons each week.Originally from St. Catherine, “Natty B” hosts ‘Zion Train’ one of the highest rated shows on CHRY Radio and last year launched the Report Card Awards where elementary school students were awarded for obtaining high marks in school.Mr. Halstead, Toronto’s former Commissioner of Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, now chairs the Festival Management Committee, which stages the annual Caribana festival.Ms. Walters is President of the 25-year-old Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA).Simone is a 15-year-old singing sensation who was born blind. She says she wants to be a role model for youth who want to follow their dreams. Ms. Swaby is one of the top fashion designers in Toronto and City Councillor Joe Mihevc has been the liaison between the city and Caribana organizers for the past 10 years.last_img read more

JECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Development

first_imgRelatedJECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Development RelatedJECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Development Advertisements JECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Development Office of the Prime MinisterApril 19, 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Early Childhood Development Foundation (JECDF) will be focusing on projects looking at the role of grandparents, particularly grandmothers, in the early development of children in Jamaica.“We will be supporting those (projects), aimed at educating and guiding these grandmothers, in their efforts to offer surrogate support to Jamaica’s young children,” Founder and Chair of the JECDF, Mrs. Lorna Golding said during her presentation to the Women’s International Forum at the United Nations, New York, on Friday, April 16.Mrs. Golding, wife of Prime Minister Bruce Golding, noted that the Jamaican situation is such, that young children are increasingly being reared by grandmothers, because their parents leave the community or even the country in search of work and opportunities for financial advancement.“Additionally, the increase in children and adolescents bearing children of their own has created grandmothers, who are now much younger than they used to be. It means that, even while these young grandmothers are in the process of raising their own children, they are being called on to take up the responsibility of ‘grand-mothering’ their grandchildren,” Mrs. Golding said.Meanwhile, Mrs. Golding noted that in establishing the JECDF, she has tried to support and promote the provision of improved services and resources for all Jamaican children, regardless of gender or background.“The Foundation has a vision that one day every Jamaican child will have equal opportunity to develop their full potential to contribute positively to their country’s development,” she said.Mrs. Golding said that one issue with which the country still grapples, is the concept of gender equity, which is the distinction in the treatment and socialisation of men and women, which starts from birth.She argued that so profound are these distinctions, that in the early childhood years from zero to eight, “we have seen a trend of young girls entering the formal school system far more prepared than their male counterparts to handle the new rigours of school.”“Several factors have been suggested as reasons for this phenomenon. For example, girls tend to be more closely supervised; they are expected to be more disciplined; they are usually given greater responsibility for chores and other tasks in the home; and, they are usually not allowed to leave the home or yard,” Mrs. Golding said.She pointed out that all these factors have affirmed the Foundation’s view that early stimulation practices must be directed at all children, so that both boys and girls are afforded the opportunity for holistic development.Mrs. Golding also noted that children who receive the right stimulation tend to be healthier, happier and better students and eventually productive and educated citizens. She added that their total development is a benefit to the society, as a whole, by way of decreased levels of crime and violence, a more productive and educated labour force, decreased dependence on social services and greater levels of employment and productive enterprise.“I am committed to doing my part through the Jamaica Early Childhood Development Foundation and other avenues to assist in ensuring that all Jamaica’s children are given the right start, the right way at the right time, right now,” Mrs. Golding said. RelatedJECDF to Focus on Role of Grandmothers in Children’s Developmentlast_img read more

Health Minister Hails UTech Healthy Eating Campaign

first_imgHealth Minister Hails UTech Healthy Eating CampaignJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has hailed the University of Technology’s (UTech) healthy eating campaign as a welcome fillip to the Government’s efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle among Jamaicans in order to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD).“It augurs well and it is well aligned with the policies and objectives of my Ministry,” he said at the launch on Wednesday, July 21, at UTech’s Papine campus in St. Andrew.UTech’s ‘Healthy Eating in Jamaica’ campaign is designed to empower citizens to make more informed and healthier food choices.The initiative, which involves partnership with Nestlé Jamaica Limited and the Consumer Affairs Commission, aims to reverse the trend of improper nutrition, which is a major contributing factor to ill health among Jamaicans.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise the partnership was signed by the parties at the launch.“I am particularly pleased that the institution and its partners have identified healthy eating as a major area of focus. I’m extremely happy that we are united to confront this challenge, as unhealthy diets are among the four major behavioural risk factors for NCDs,” Dr. Fenton Ferguson said.He noted that 70 per cent of adult Jamaicans are dying annually from NCD for which tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are the major risk factors.He informed further that low and middle-income countries like Jamaica are witnessing the fastest rise in overweight persons, particularly children.Citing statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Ferguson noted that 38 million people die each year due to cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, and almost three-quarters of all NCD deaths occur in low and middle-income countries such as Jamaica. Additionally, 16 million NCD deaths occur before the age of 70.“These statistics are staggering and the situation is no different here in Jamaica.  Non-communicable diseases remain very high within the population and may be increasing,” he said.Dr. Ferguson said the Government has stepped up its drive to educate citizens on healthy lifestyle choices and influence behavioural change.In addition, through initiatives such as the National Strategic and Action Plan for the Prevention of Non-Communicable Disease 2013-2018, the Government is targeting a 25 per cent reduction of NCDs by 2025.The plan outlines strategies to address food security, the provision of healthy food in schools and other public institutions; promotion of fruit and vegetable intake; addressing industrially produced trans fats in foods; and the control of advertising of unhealthy food to children.In addition, the Minister noted that the health promotion budget for this financial year has been increased from $20 million to $200 million, to focus aggressively on a sustained public education programme and to move forward with the implementation of the strategic plan.The Government also recently launched the Food-Based Dietary Guidelines, which seek to provide consumer information that will improve nutritional well-being and food consumption for improved health.Acting President of UTech, Ambassador Hon. Burchell Whiteman, noted that the UTech shares the concern relating to nutrition-related health problems, particularly obesity and non-communicable lifestyle diseases.“As a nation, we must do everything to educate our citizens and encourage healthy choices,” he said.The campaign was prompted by research conducted by the College of Health Sciences, to determine the importance of food cost in securing a healthy diet to combat NCDs.The MoU will also serve to facilitate student capacity building and further research. Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: Mark BellMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (second left), is greeted by Acting President of the University of Technology (UTech), Ambassador Hon. Burchell Whiteman (second right) when he arrived at the UTech St. Andrew campus today (July 21), to participate in the launch of the institution’s healthy eating campaign. Also pictured (from left) are: Associate Professor and Dean of the College of Health Sciences, UTech, Dr. Ellen Campbell-Grizzle; and Country Manager, Nestlé Jamaica Limited, Jürg Blaser. Story HighlightsMinister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has hailed the University of Technology’s (UTech) healthy eating campaign as a welcome fillip to the Government’s efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle among Jamaicans in order to reduce the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD).UTech’s ‘Healthy Eating in Jamaica’ campaign is designed to empower citizens to make more informed and healthier food choices.The initiative, which involves partnership with Nestlé Jamaica Limited and the Consumer Affairs Commission, aims to reverse the trend of improper nutrition, which is a major contributing factor to ill health among Jamaicans.center_img RelatedHealth Ministry Continues to Focus on Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy RelatedNHF Improves Access to Health Cards RelatedJamaica Making Strides in Reducing HIV/AIDS Stigma Health Minister Hails UTech Healthy Eating Campaign Health & WellnessJuly 22, 2015Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwardslast_img read more

Concern at lack of funding for facilities at An Grianan of Aileach

first_img Pinterest By admin – December 9, 2016 The Office of Public Works has confirmed that it is not funded to develop An Grianan of Aileach and other similar tourism sites.The confirmation comes following concerns raised by local Councillor Jack Murray who is calling for the provision of tourist facilities there.A meeting between the OPW and Donegal County Council regarding the matter has been requested however a date for such a meeting has yet to be arranged.Cllr Murray has expressed his dismay at the OPWs response thus far and says a discussion is essential to progress the project:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/jackangrianan1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Facebookcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleHealth Minister urged to tackle on-going crisis at LUH ahead of visitNext articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 6/12/16 admin WhatsApp Concern at lack of funding for facilities at An Grianan of Aileach Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Big spenders at the port of Los Angeles (VIDEO)

first_img© Khunaspix Dreamstime. By LoadstarEditorial 29/08/2013 The US west coast port of Los Angeles is about to fund a bold upgrade to its world-class facilities with a record-setting $400 million capital budget that will focus on container terminal and transportation improvements. This light-hearted and informative video released recently shows some of the improvements planned and what those millions of dollars will pay for.last_img

Control: Critical Consensus

first_imgControl: Critical ConsensusCritics rave as Remedy’s bizarre supernatural third-person shooter shows the studio “has reached its final form”Brendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 26th August 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleRemedy Entertainment”Control continues the basic formula that Remedy Entertainment has been playing with for all these years — third-person action with a hint of unreality — but it feels like the studio has reached its final form.”That’s a snippet of Mike Williams’ summary paragraph from his USgamer review of Control, which he gave four out of five stars. While the “final form” phrasing was distinctly his own, the sentiment behind it was one we saw repeatedly while surveying the assortment of reviews published Monday for Control.Like the studio’s Alan Wake and Quantum Break, Control has an ambitious narrative bent that sets it apart from the AAA crowd, even if the gameplay tends to rest on some tried-and-true concepts.In Control, players take the role of Jesse Faden, the newest employee of the Federal Bureau of Control, a government agency focused on the supernatural. The FBC’s office is The Oldest House, an impossible building whose layout and obedience to basic laws of physics are frequently shifting. But no sooner has Faden entered the scene than everything at The Oldest House goes haywire — more so than usual — and she tries her best to survive the chaos and make sense of the situation, often through third-person shooter combat.As Edwin Evans-Thirlwell wrote in Video Games Chronicle’s 4 out of 5 stars review, “Stewed in a fondness for eerie Americana built up through games like Max Payne and Alan Wake, it can be triumphantly bizarre. But so much of the game’s design, and so much of Jesse’s purpose within its story, is about reining in the concept and reducing everything to the cleanness and clearness of a third-person shooter.”Christian Donlan supported that assessment in giving the game a “Recommended” nod from Eurogamer, calling it “an obligingly straight-ahead blaster mounted in the most ornate of frames.”For some reviewers, this was a mark against the game. In reviewing the game for The Verge, Andrew Webster said the game’s reliance on cover-based shooter tropes can make it drag.”The problem is that the game relies too much on combat,” Webster said. “Often, enemies would respawn seemingly at random, and I’d be forced to replay simple but tedious combat scenarios multiple times. This discouraged exploration. You can get around the battles somewhat with Control’s fast-travel feature, though, of course, that isn’t really exploring at all. Worse still are some of the boss-like battles, which seem downright unfair, throwing wave after wave of bad guys at you. It’s a frustrating way to slow your progress, and there were times – particularly one egregiously long battle toward the end of the game – where I almost gave up on Control because I didn’t want to replay the same fight for the dozenth time.”Even so, Webster stressed “it’s worth pushing through to see the uniquely uncomfortable world Remedy has created.”Other reviewers had fewer misgivings about the combat. In an 8.8 out of 10 review for IGN, Jonathon Dornbush praised the psychic combat abilities that are a key part of the game’s fighting, in particular a telekinetic ability called “Launch” that lets players pummel enemies with anything in the environment not nailed down.”While it’s not quite the same level of tactile satisfaction as Kratos’ Leviathan axe in God of War, the oomph of hurling heavy objects around with my mind is as close as I’ve felt since,” Dornbush said.Reviewers loved the Launch abilityAnd even though Donlan had had plenty of praise for the Launch ability (and the joy of eliminating enemies by throwing armchairs, photocopiers, and various bits of old, heavy technology at them), he acknowledged how the straight-forward nature of the combat stands in contrast to the story.”There’s a little trickery in the narrative some of the time, but Control refuses to descend into all-out mechanical weirdness for the most part. It never forgets the pleasure of being a shooter above all other things, and with a few exceptions it’s more eager to hit you full-on with architectural beauty than warp your brain with the kind of spatial shenanigans you get in something like Portal.”A number of reviewers also noted the game’s somewhat open structure, where backtracking is required and new abilities will help open up previously inaccessible parts of The Oldest House.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 “This isn’t the kind of experience that pushes you in any one particular direction,” Webster said. “There are no big glowing arrows showing you where to go and the mini-map is pretty hard to use. I found myself getting lost a lot, particularly early on, as I stumbled through the confusingly maze-like structure of the Oldest House. But it also felt appropriate. At the beginning, Jesse is a newcomer to this world… You learn alongside her, and it’s very rewarding.”GameSpot’s Peter Brown said that structure also helps give the game a bit of longevity in his 8 out of 10 review, as Remedy filled Control with side quests and things that could be easily missed on an initial playthrough. What’s more, the world Remedy created makes those extra bits more than just busywork.”It’s not often that a game invades my thoughts the way Control has,” Brown said. “I’m at the point where I want to consume every last thing it has to offer. And if I’m honest, it also makes me want to go back and replay Remedy’s past games, too. Sure, it’s a faulty Metroidvania in some respects, but there are so many exceptional qualities afoot that Control handily deflects any momentary ire. I can’t wait to take part in discussions about the game, to see what others have figured out, and to better understand where it all fits into Jesse’s story.”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 storiesBeyond Control: What’s next for Remedy?CEO Tero Virtala on Vanguard, the shared universe of the Epic-funded games and why two million sales still doesn’t class Control as a major hitBy James Batchelor 2 months agoRecord year for Remedy despite no new game releasesOngoing success of Control boosts Finnish developer as it ramps up work on next game and two Epic-funded projectsBy James Batchelor 2 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more