Niko Partners: Mobile esport games grossed $15.3bn worldwide last yearMobile esport titles poised to overtake PC competitors which grossed $16.1 billion in 2018Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterThursday 29th August 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNiko PartnersMobile esport games generated $15.3 billion revenue last year, according to a new 45-page report from Niko Partners. Already accounting for 25% of mobile games revenue, the market intelligence firm predicted that mobile esport games will become the fastest growth sector in the esports industry. The Evolution of Mobile Esports report suggests it will shift from spectator-focused tournaments toward more open regional tournaments. “Mobile esports tournaments will engage consumers not only as spectators but as participants,” said Niko Partners managing partner Lisa Hanson. “This will create mass market participation and engagement, growing a far larger audience for esports and generating new opportunities for revenue.”We will see esports transition from fewer large tournaments to the addition of large numbers of smaller tournaments that are open to everyone who wants to compete.”In terms of gross revenue, mobile esports games are already on track to outpace PC counterparts, which last year generated $16.1 billion revenue globally. Overwhelmingly, China is the largest market for both mobile and PC esport games, accounting for $5.6 billion and $6.4 billion respectively. 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 According to Niko Partners, League of Legends remains the leading PC esport game, having grossed $1.9 billion last year — down from $2.1 billion the year prior.Despite being the leading esport, with record-breaking viewership figures every World Championship, Riot Games’ MOBA actually drags behind Tencent’s mobile title Arena of Valor, which grossed $2.5 billion in 2018 — up from $2.4 billion in 2017. However, there are four PC esport titles which generated over $1 billion last year, compared to just two in the mobile space. For the record: This article has been amended for clarity to make a distinction between esport games, and esports. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesMobile revenues grew $135m in Malaysia and Singapore in two yearsNiko Partners reports shows rapid growth in gaming on smartphones, surpassing PCBy James Batchelor 9 months agoChinese console market to grow to $2.15bn by 2024Niko Partners predicts grey market console sales will decline as number of legal devices nears one billionBy James Batchelor 11 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
House committee poised to advance SECURE 2.0 retirement savings bill InvestCloud to acquire Advicent and NaviPlan planning software Behind the scenes of the Bitcoin podcast For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here,MOST READ A father-and-son team managing $400 million at Wells Fargo in San Diego has joined UBS. The Gates divorce: Lessons for financial advisers 5 Edward Dawson has spent 37 years in the financial services industry, according to his BrokerCheck record, having started at Boettcher & Co. in 1983. He joined Wells Fargo in 2001. His son Kyle was with Wells Fargo for three years.They were joined in the move by their three associates. The team operates as the Dawson Wealth Management Group.[More: RIAs led in a year of recruiting slowed by the pandemic] Why Tony Robbins, tax shelters and financial advisers don’t mix Subscribe for original insights, commentary and analysis of the issues facing the financial advice community, from the InvestmentNews team. 2 1 House panel unanimously passes SECURE 2.0 3 Newsletters 4
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — The stranding of 70 gray whales along the United States’ west coast is considered to be an “unusual mortality event” by the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.Thirty-seven gray whales have washed up in California, including more than a dozen in the San Francisco Bay Area, experts said during a NOAA conference call on Friday afternoon. The whale species have also been beached in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.Five gray whales have also beached in Canada, according to Michael Milstein, public affairs officer for NOAA Fisheries’ west coast regional office.There are currently an estimated 27,000 gray whales that migrate in the eastern northern Pacific region, incliuding 1,600 calves, according to the NOAA, which cited a 2016 survey. This population estimate is considered to be “abundant” and “on par” with the estimates from 1987 to 1988, when there were 26,900, said Dave Weller, research wildlife biologist for the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California.The gray whales had a poor feeding season during summer and fall 2018Researchers are trying to figure out whether the elevated die-offs are occurring due to environmental factors, disease or human activities, such as ship strikes, said Deborah Fauquier, veterinary medical officer for NOAA Fisheries. Once they narrow it down, scientists will then determine a response plan.Lately, the whale population has been “subpar and less energetic,” perhaps due to a poor feeding season in the arctic in the summer and fall of 2018, Weller said.Sue Moore, a biological oceanographer with NOAA Fisheries, said scientists have seen warming conditions in the arctic.“The arctic is changing very, very quickly,” Moore said. “Whales are going to have to be able to adjust to that.”While gray whales are “good at eating a variety of things,” their main diet consists of anthropods located in the ocean’s sediment, Moore said. Scientists are currently researching whether the sea ice, which is currently melting away in the arctic, serves as fertilizer for the anthropod sediment beds.Without the anthropods, the gray whales will have to switch to krill or other sources of food, but they may not get the lipid-rich feed they need to survive, Moore said.After the whales feed in the arctic, they typically move south to Mexico before making their way back north to the United States’ west coast, according to the experts. During this time in the migration pattern, scientists would expect the whales to be “under peak nutritional stress,” but the emaciated and malnourished state of many of the beached gray whales have made them concerned, Weller said.The number of stranded whales could be just a fraction of the actual death tollMost whales, especially emaciated whales, tend to sink when they’re dead, said John Calambokidis, a research biologist for Cascadia Research Collective. The 70 stranded whales so far likely represent just 10% of the actual death toll, Calambokidis said.In addition, cases of beached whales in remote areas like Alaska are much harder to find and quantify, Calambokidis said.Scientists expect more whales to wash up dead, too. It’s still early in the season for places like Washington, Canada and Alaska, so the numbers are just partial totals so far and the “event is still very much ongoing,” Calambokidis said.The population is capable of reboundingThe number of beach whales announced on Friday is the most since the last unusual mortality event (UME) was declared during the 1999 to 2000 season, experts said.During that season, a large El Nino event could have contributed to the warming waters and less food for the whales, Moore said. However, those whales were not emaciated and were in good body condition overall, she added.At the time, researchers were unable to determine if the deaths were caused by a mix of contributors or if it was one dominant factor, Moore said.But based on the findings from the last UME, researchers are confident that the population can recover as long as the parameters are the same, such as the environment and the availability of food, Keller said.Researchers are closely monitoring calf production and the population level, Keller said.How the public can helpExperts encourage the public to report any sick, stranded or dead whales they may come across.However, Fauquier urged people not to approach the whales, because they can harm both themselves and the animal.In addition, it is illegal to approach them, Fauquier said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour added upstate New York to the 2021 slate Thursday.The tour will visit New York International Raceway Park at Lancaster Speedway on Saturday, July 31. The night race will be 150 laps.Lancaster, located just outside of Buffalo, is steeped in Modified history. NASCAR Hall of Famer Richie Evans was a frequent winner at Lancaster, as was Modified pioneer Maynard Troyer. Tyler Rypkema, the 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco Rookie of the Year, has also won at the .625-mile oval which first opened in 1959. More recently, Modified tour veterans Chuck Hossfeld and Matt Hirschman dominated Race of Champions events at the track. A.J. Foyt and Parnelli Jones picked up USAC Sprint car wins at Lancaster.The NASCAR announced last week that the Whelen Modified Tour will visit Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway Thursday, April 8, and Richmond Raceway on Friday, Sept. 10.Wednesday, Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway released its 2021 schedule that included three Whelen Modified Tour dates: Sunday, April 25 as part of the NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend, Friday, Aug. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 25 as part of NAPA Fall Final.
Acadian Ambulance Service has expanded its North Texas service area with the acquisition of StarPlus EMS in McKinney. The expansion, which took effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, added 50 full time employees, eight ambulances and three wheelchair vans to their Texas operations. Acadian Ambulance now provides emergency and non-emergency service in 33 Texas counties, including Denton, Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Grayson and Hunt. The company began operating in the state in 2006. Porter Taylor, vice president of operations, said, “Acadian Ambulance is committed to the North Texas market, and we are excited about the opportunities the purchase of StarPlus presents. This is a case of two good companies coming together to provide the best possible patient care and customer service in the region.” Acadian Ambulance serves the Houston, San Antonio and Austin areas and Louisiana and Mississippi. They are nationally accredited–one of only 150 ambulance services in the nation and one of six in Texas to have earned the prestigious designation. Since 1971, Acadian has been committed to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. In the past decade, the company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services in health, safety, and transportation. Acadian’s six divisions are Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems.
RELATED: This Entire Town Became Autism-Friendly After Every Business Agreed to Apply Four Specific MeasuresHe then spent the next three years offering his expertise as an in-home trainer for clients with autism.Then, last month on February 23rd he officially opened his new gym in Tampa for people with special needs.“It’s just to try to provide individuals a way to stay active, no matter where they are in their life,” Fleming told CNN. “Just seeing individuals get healthy, it’s awesome – the healthier these individuals are, the more likely they are to live their best lives.”(WATCH the news coverage below) – Photo by Puzzle Piece Fitness LLC FacebookStay Healthy By Avoiding Excessive Negativity—And Sharing The Good News With Friends…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMany people have trouble finding the motivation to go to a gym—and, it’s often even more difficult for people with autism.That’s why Mark Fleming opened Puzzle Piece Fitness: a gym in Florida that caters specifically to people with special needs.Fleming, who has autism himself, graduated college with a master’s degree in exercise science. He pursued his passion by spending some time volunteering for the Special Olympics, but he was bothered by how many of the sporting participants had nowhere else to stay fit outside of Special Olympic training events.
RELATED: Bees Are Benefiting From Hemp Pollen as More Legal Cannabis is Grown Since 2018 Farm BillReports say that the legislation will also encourage the crop to be used for new legal industries such as producing textile fibers, developing pharmaceutical goods, and manufacturing consumer products from CBD oil.“We have moral and social reservations, but today there is the need to help the economy by any means,” said Alain Aoun, a senior MP in the Free Patriotic Movement, as reported by Daily CBD.Lebanon had already been suffering from dramatic rates of inflation, rising unemployment, and the diminishing value of local currency prior to the novel coronavirus outbreaks. Now, financial and political experts are hoping that the new birth of a booming medical marijuana industry could help resuscitate the nation’s struggling economy in the near future.Representative photo by Visible Hands, CCPlant Some Positivity Amongst Your Friends By Sharing The Good News To Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFollowing a parliamentary vote last Tuesday, Lebanon has become the first Arab nation to legalize cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes—and it could bring a much-needed financial windfall to the country’s economy.The legislation was approved nearly two years after it was recommended by New York-based firm Mckinsey and Co. through a consultation with the Lebanese government about alleviating the country’s economic crisis in 2018.Since cannabis has long been grown illegally in the nation’s Bekaa Valley—and since Lebanon has been ranked among the top three biggest Middle Eastern cannabis cultivators by the United Nations—economists have estimated that a medical marijuana industry could bring in as much as $1 billion in annual revenue.
Wayne Keith Brown, 48, of Port Arthur, TX departed this life on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in a tragic car accident.Wayne was born December 30, 1970 to the late Louis Brown, Jr. and Shirley Marie Levine-Brown.He was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur, TX and worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. In 2016, he fulfilled his lifelong dream alongside his brother, they formed Brown Brothers Transport.Wayne was a 1989 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.He is preceded in death by his parents. Wayne leaves to cherish his memories one loving daughter, Ke’Haire Morgan of Beaumont, TX; two grandchildren, Peyton and Kodii Smith; one brother De’Marius Tremayne Brown of Port Arthur, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Christian Faith Baptist Church, 1919 Jefferson Drive, Port Arthur, TX with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The Lake Champlain Basin Program has released the report Flood Resilience in the Lake Champlain Basin and Upper Richelieu River. The report presents results of an LCBP flood conference held in 2012 at the request of Vermont Governor Shumlin and QuÃ©bec’s (former) Premier Charest, following the spring 2011 flooding of Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River Valley. This new report provides a comprehensive review of the 2011 flooding impacts and includes specific recommendations to help inform flood resilience policies and management strategies to reduce the impact of major floods anticipated in the future.The report stresses that identifying, restoring, and protecting existing floodplains, whether they are adjacent to Lake Champlain or its tributaries, are important steps to help lessen flood damage in the future. By ensuring that tributary river flood waters can flow unimpeded into floodplains in the watershed, a lower volume of stormwater, sediments and nutrients will be delivered to Lake Champlain in times of flood. The recommendations also include the establishment of lakeshore protection zones to ensure bank stability, reduce flood damage, and protect water quality and habitat.In addition to hosting technical workshops in QuÃ©bec and New York, the LCBP hosted a two-day conference in Vermont in 2012 to help inform this report. The document includes a summary of both 2011 flood events, and the impacts to humans, community infrastructure, and the Lake Champlain ecosystem. The report also outlines 15 policy recommendations and identifies critical information data gaps for the three jurisdictions to consider for increasing our resilience to future flood events in the region.Read Flood Resilience in the Lake Champlain Basin and Upper Richelieu River (en Francais).
Southwestern Vermont Health Care,Vermont Business Magazine An Open House and Community Celebration to commemorate the renovation of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Northshire Campus is scheduled for 12 – 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at the practice, 5957 Main Street—Route 7A in Manchester. The event will include a healthy barbecue and family fun, including kids’ activities, games and prizes. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet providers and tour the building. The event is free and open to the public.The renovated building includes a comfortable new waiting room, the addition of consultation rooms on the second floor, a new telemedicine-enabled room, and five new exam rooms, which allowed the addition of another provider. The renovation is part of broader, SVHC strategy to boost access to primary care in the areas it serves.The practice is a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Level 2 Patient Centered Medical Home. The distinction means that the practice provides preventive and counseling services, in addition to routine medical care.A dedication ceremony planned during the Open House and Community Celebration will thank the renovation’s donors. They include: Mr. and Mrs. Warren D. Fuller; Mr. and Mrs. Roby Harrington, III; Ms. Susan Hunter and Mr. Doug Watson; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Mortiz; Mr. and Mrs. John K. Runnette; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Sullivan.The SVMC Northshire Campus is open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday –Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 802-362-4440 to learn about availability for new patients. About SVHC:Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. SVMC’s services include an emergency department staffed by physicians each of whom is board certified in emergency medicine; the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and managed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock; and a fully-digital imaging department. SVMC also includes 19 primary and specialty care practices and primary care offices in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, West Dover, and Wilmington, VT. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is the state’s first Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, a designation it has held since 2002. To learn more, visit svhealthcare.org(link is external).