Dish lands Republic Wireless deal

first_imgHome Dish lands Republic Wireless deal T-Mobile, Dish, Amazon tap debt markets Dish Network further bolstered its mobile play, striking a deal to acquire US MVNO Republic Wireless for an undisclosed sum.The agreement is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q2. It follows Dish Network’s purchase of prepaid business Boost Mobile from T-Mobile US and comes as the company continues to build its own standalone 5G network.Republic Wireless currently uses T-Mobile as its host network and markets itself as a low cost “Wi-Fi first” provider.Dish Network said it would acquire 200,000 customer relationships alongside the brand and supporting assets.COO John Swieringa stated: “As we continue to grow our retail wireless business, Republic broadens our existing customer base and positions us to deliver even more value to the market, expanding our portfolio of mobile solutions to meet a variety of customer needs.”Republic Wireless’ Relay brand, which provides communications systems in the hospitality, facilities management, manufacturing, healthcare and education sectors will continue to operate as a standalone company. It will become a wholesale customer on Dish Network’s forthcoming 5G network. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Previous ArticleZTE Wins GTI 2021 Innovative Breakthrough in Mobile Technology Award for its PowerPilot Energy Saving SolutionNext ArticleNBTC mulls payment relief for 5G licences Dish Network Dish picks Oracle cloud-based control plane Chris Donkin Authorcenter_img Blog Related Blog: Why Dish could break new ground for public cloud and open RAN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 08 MAR 2021 Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Tags last_img read more

Under Materialism, No Meaning to Life — and No Life, Either

first_img Share Intelligent Design A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Evolution In what our friend Eric Metaxas calls the “scientistic materialist” perspective, there is not only no ultimate purpose or meaning to life. “If we are just material beings,” says Eric, “then there is actually no such thing as life,” either.That’s a profound point that comes out of his new radio and podcast interview with J. Scott Turner, State University of New York biologist and author of Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It. Listen to the conversation here. Brian Miller and Ann Gauger have written about the book this week.Turner’s spot-on phrase, the “Reverse Pinocchio,” captures the idea well. The wooden boy wished to become a real, living boy, and in the movie, he gets his wish. Materialists, on the other hand, look at life and deny that it is what it seems to be, a dance of purpose and desire not explicable in the familiar mechanistic terms of Darwinian ideology.In seeking to explain the phenomenon of life, says Dr. Turner, Darwinism “falls flat on its face.” He explains that that is why it has to bracket words such as intelligence and design in “scare quotes.”Speaking of good reads, this has nothing to do with evolution, but the new book by Metaxas, Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed, is on the Top 10 New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list now. Congratulations! You go, Eric!Photo credit: jackmac34, via Pixabay. Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis TagsAnn GaugerbestsellerbiologyBrian MillerDarwinismEric Metaxasevolutionintelligent designJ. Scott TurnerlifeMartin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and ChangedmaterialismNew York TimesPurpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain ItReverse PinocchioState University of New York,Trending Recommended Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Life Sciences Under Materialism, No Meaning to Life — and No Life, EitherDavid [email protected]_klinghofferOctober 25, 2017, 12:21 PM Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Sharelast_img read more

Donegal crèche to close its doors for final time tomorrow

first_imgAn Scoil Bheag in Gortahork is due to close its doors for the final time tomorrow after 10 years of caring for children in the area.The Crèche is the first of four ETB crèches in Donegal that are set to close in the coming months with reports suggesting that it’s down to a lack of service users.ETB crèches cater to families who are also taking part in courses within the facility.Local Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says more clarity is needed surrounding the closures:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/michcrecfdfhe1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp By News Highland – November 16, 2017 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Donegal crèche to close its doors for final time tomorrow Pinterest Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Previous articleWarning that crisis at Letterkenny University Hospital is set to continueNext articleDelegation from Letterkenny MD to meet with Transport Minister today News Highland Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Blitzboks set to return to camp

first_imgBlitzboks set to return to camp ‘ ‘ Posted in Blitzboks, Sevens, Top headlines ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFormer Bok captain: ‘SA Rugby operating a class system’SA Rugby MagUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoThe Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  45  7center_img Blitzbok coach Neil Powell believes his squad’s return to training will give them both a physical and mental boost as they prepare for their return to base next week.The players will undergo Covid-19 testing on Thursday as part of the return-to-play protocols and will report for duty next Tuesday.For Powell, this comes at a good time for his squad, who were last in action in early March and have gone through the disappointment of seeing the remaining tournaments in the Sevens Series cancelled.ALSO READ: ‘There are no egos in the Springboks camp’‘The players will welcome the return, no doubt,’ Powell said. ‘It has been tough on them mentally to be away from the game for so long and while they managed to train on their own during the lockdown period, it will also be good for them to get back into a training routine, although in smaller groups.’The Blitzboks were awarded the silver medal as the 2019-20 World Rugby Sevens Series was cut short due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, with the last four tournaments cancelled and the Olympic Games in Tokyo postponed until August 2021.‘The guys will be keen to get back into action, but we will manage the start of the new season,’ Powell said. ‘Not only are there certain protocols in place during our return-to-train phase of the lockdown, we also have to make sure the players are following those to the letter.‘The first month will focus on fitness and strength work, and we plan to start with skills training in September. We are not rushed in any way at this stage, so this gives us the ideal opportunity to make sure all players are getting into the right habits and protocols.‘Everyone could do legwork, but not all the players had the same access to strength and gym training, so we will phase that in.’Powell’s management had a productive meeting on Monday and the coach said everyone started with a positive mindset and energy.‘We need to make sure that we do thing right from the start, so it was good to touch base with everybody again and plan what we want out of the early part of our return,’ he added.WATCH: When Kolisi met his heroesPhoto: @Blitzboks/Twitter Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ The Blitzboks celebrate Shop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Published on August 4, 2020 last_img read more

Hartsfield-Jackson Runway Getting a Facelift

first_img Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party The world’s busiest airport has closed one of its runways for a facelift.Broadcast Version0:52One of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s five runways has been closed for a week now for replacement of the pavement.Airport spokesman Reese McCranie says, so far, there has been no disruption of flight operations. “We made a conscious decision to have this replacement project during this time period,” said McCranie, “because it’s historically the slowest air traffic period of the year.”It’s part of a $38 million improvement project that also includes installing LED runway lights. “That will have a substantial cost savings to the airport once those are all installed, and it will obviously create a much safer environment and a more sustainable environment,” said McCranie.The runway is scheduled to re-open October 15. McCranie says that is a hard deadline: if the work gets behind schedule, the contractor will be fined $500 for every minute past the deadline. Share 0:52 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List last_img read more

Despite Pay Bump, Atlanta Firefighters Look To City To Commit More Funds

first_img ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories 2:22 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Atlanta City Council members passed a $677 million dollar budget Monday that included a pay bump for the city’s firefighters. But, some say it’s not enough.The budget includes a 3.1 percent increase for Atlanta firefighters, other fire rescue personnel and 911 dispatchers.It builds on a similar increase approved last year for firefighters and police officers.Nathan Bailey with the Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters Association said he’s grateful.He said once the pay bump is implemented, the Atlanta fire department can become what he calls a “recruiting machine.”“We can go out and get those prior experienced firefighters and instead of it taking 12 or 13 months, we can have them in the stations in 60 days, ” Bailey said. “And, Fire Chief Slaughter is on board with that. We can have our vacancies filled…possibly around the year, which would have been unheard of 12 months ago.”But, some say while they appreciates the increase, it’s still not enough.For example, right now, the starting salary for a firefighter in Atlanta is around $40,000.And, to Paul Gerdis, that’s still not on par with other parts of the country.Gerdis is the President of the Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters Association, which represents hundreds of firefighters.Gerdis pointed to two different pay studies commissioned by the International Association of Firefighters and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation. They both recommended an increase of more than 21 percent.“Within the past two weeks, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation introduced an independent pay and wage study conducted by the Mercer group, the same group that conducted the APD [Atlanta Police Department] pay and recommendation study in 2018, ” said Gerdis. “It came back with the findings and the recommendation to increase AFRD [Atlanta Fire Rescue] pay by 21.4 percent.”Last year, the Atlanta Police Foundation commissioned a study that showed the city’s officers pay was well below what other cities received around the nation, causing hundreds of officers to leave each year.Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Atlanta Police officers would receive a 30 percent bump in pay by 2021. And, it would be done in stages.Gerdis said his hope is firefighters can get a similar commitment from the city of Atlanta to stay on par the city’s police officers and increase recruiting efforts.For more news updates, follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner. Sharelast_img read more

The Sustainable Energy Youth Network Academy at Šolta Island

first_img Danubius Young Scientist Award for Young Scientists May 14, 2015 Published by michal Deadline: 5 June 2015Open to: youngsters that want to be more actively involved in community energy projects and entrepreneurshipVenue: Šolta Island , Croatia, 27 July – 1 August 2015DescriptionThe Sustainable Energy Youth Network Academy aims to detect common ground between different practices in a variety of European countries and wants to increase Europe-wide participation of young people in the creation of new community-rooted initiatives. With a unique curriculum that has been developed through collaboration with experts from green/renewable energy sector, the Sustainable Energy Youth Network Academy wants to ensure participants get quality education and training in renewable energy and apply this to the transition to a clean energy future. One of the academy aims is to build a network of young people from different European countries engaged in community renewable energy to document good practice, share experiences and create support/solidarity networks.After taking part in the academy, participants will get a chance to mobilize their peers in the community around different forms of collaboration around sustainable energy, primarily in building up local cooperatives. They will become active SEYN members and promoters, and through innovative actions will assist in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and investments in dirty industries.The Sustainable Energy Youth Network Academy offers to participants:Practical work on RES project;Skills oriented workshop;In-depth work in five thematic modules (COMMONS, COMMUNITY, EUROPE, PROJECTS, SEYN);Networking and friendship making;Improved foreign language competencies;Increased sense of initiative and green entrepreneurship;Enhanced intercultural awareness;Increased motivation for taking part in future (formal/non-formal) education and training.EligibilityYoung people from different European countries engaged in community renewable energy who are able to document good practice, share experiences and create support/solidarity networks are invited to apply for the program.CostsOrganizers will reimburse travel expanses in amount of up to EUR 200 per participant travelling from European destination. However, beforehand participants will be asked to provide information on travel costs. For Croatian participants travel costs will not be covered. For participants coming from close region (Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro) organizators will will reimburse their travel expanses up to EUR 50. Travel costs will be reimbursed once full travel documentation is delivered to the organizers to accounts of the respective participants. For all participants, organizers will cover costs of accommodation and meals. Academy fee is EUR 50 and it will cover – three meals per day, workshops and materials.For interested applicants, application package is compiled of:One page biography with contact details (phone, email);Short biographical motivation letter that explains how your current engagement fits into Sustainable energy youth network goals and activities (are you planing to become an active SEYN member, describe how do you see your role, would you like to occasionally publish something for SEYN web page, are you already active on SEYN Facebook page, are there some similar groups in your country with which SEYN could connect..) (minimum 4000 characters);Essay, article or short video (for essay or article minimum 4000 characters) in which you describe and give your opinion about interesting energy projects in your area4) Optional – Your SEYN energy project that you would like to work on during your time at the academy. For SEYN it’s very important that you indicate in the text of your motivation letter what is yours previous knowledge in the field of community energy, sustainable energy projects, energy cooperatives etc.The working language throughout the program is English and please note that translation is not to be provided. Therefor, fluency in spoken and written English is one of the pre-conditions to participate in the program.Your application package should be sent to [email protected] more information, please check the official web-page or download official call. Pocket The Sustainable Energy Youth Network Academy at Šolta Island +1 Similar Stories Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Tweetcenter_img Reddit ← The Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security in Amman Create the Future Design Contest by NASA Tech Briefs Magazine → Share 0 Green Sail Design Internship in Split, Croatia LinkedIn 0 The Fellowship for Journalistic Excellencelast_img read more

International Radio Playwriting Competition by BBC World

first_img Fully-Funded IST Scholar PhD Position for International Students in Austria → Pocket Similar Stories Tweet Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize 2021 LinkedIn 0 Reddit Deadline: 31 January 2018Open to: new and established writersPrize: GBP 2,200 sterling and a trip to LondonDescriptionRadio is a wonderful medium.Would you like to win GBP 2,200 sterling, a trip to London and have your play broadcast across the world on BBC World Service?If so, the 2018 International Radio Playwriting Competition is now open to entries!The competition is open from 3 October 2017 to 31 January 2018. The competition is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and are 18 or over.EligibilityAnyone aged 18 or over and living outside the UK – whether you’re an established writer, completely new or anywhere in between.BenefitsThere are three prizes to be won:Two first prizes – for the best radio play by writers with either English as their first language or English as their second language. Both winners’ plays will be broadcast on BBC World Service;In addition, there’s the Georgi Markov prize – for the most promising script, this prize gives the winner a chance to come to London for two weeks and work alongside BBC Radio Drama and with BBC World Service journalists;Win GBP 2,200 sterling;A trip to London and have your play broadcast across the world on BBC World Service.How to apply?In order to enter you need to send:• A script for a 53-minute radio play with up to 6 central characters – we are unable to return these, so make sure you keep a copy• A synopsis which outlines your play is no longer than 400 words• A completed entry form (here), attached to your play and synopsis.Or you can complete and submit your entry online (here) by uploading your play and synopsis along with your personal details.For more information please visit the official web page. +1 International Radio Playwriting Competition by BBC World December 14, 2017 Published by sanja XIV International Compostela Prize for Picture Books 2021 Call for Entries: Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021 Share 0 ← Public Diplomacy Program for Young Leaders in Moscowlast_img read more

Hideo Kojima to receive BAFTA Fellowship

first_imgHideo Kojima to receive BAFTA FellowshipBAFTA’s highest honour will be given to Metal Gear Solid’s creator at the Games Awards on April 2, 2020Matthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 27th February 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleBAFTAHideo Kojima will be presented with a BAFTA Fellowship at the organisation’s annual Games Awards in April.In receiving a Fellowship — the “highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA” — the veteran Japanese game designer joins industry figures like Tim Schafer, Gabe Newell, Peter Molyneux, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Will Wright.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 “I am very honored,” said Kojima in a statement. “I would like to take this moment to reflect on the many predecessors that came before me, as I deeply respect their contributions to entertainment, whether in movies, television, or games.”Best known as the creator of the Metal Gear Solid series, Kojima has been nominated for seven BAFTA awards across his long career. That number might increase on March 3, when Death Stranding could be among the nominees for this year’s BAFTA Games Awards.BAFTA, which cited Kojima’s contributions to the stealth genre and interactive storytelling as a whole, will present him with the Fellowship at the ceremony on April 2, 2020.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 storiesHades wins Best Game at BAFTA Games Awards 2021Supergiant’s hit took home five awards, while Animal Crossing, The Last of Us Part II, and Sackboy each won twoBy Marie Dealessandri A month agoBAFTA announces 2020 Breakthrough participantsEight games professionals across US, UK honored as creative rising starsBy Rebekah Valentine 5 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Gaming should take cues from NASCAR’s response to Kyle Larson | Opinion

first_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 3Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyKim Soares CEO, Kukouri Mobile EntertainmentA year ago Racism should not be tolerated in any from in any platform. Gaming should take cues from NASCAR’s response to Kyle Larson | OpinionThis week, NASCAR proved it’s possible to drop celebrities who make racist remarks — it’s about time gaming did the sameRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterFriday 17th April 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareIt’s an absolute fact that any discussion surrounding the business side of esports will eventually get around to the ways in which it is like and unlike traditional sports, and whether or not the former should take all, some, or no cues at all from the latter.Well, here’s one for you: esports, and the video game streaming industry in general, should be paying attention to one particular incident this week of traditional sports responding to a player’s blatant racism.Specifically, the industry ought to be looking at the situation of Kyle Larson, a professional NASCAR racer who, during an iRacing event last week — NASCAR’s current best alternative to live races given the COVID-19 situation — casually uttered a racial slur over live communications while asking if his fellow drivers could hear him. He thought his mic wasn’t live. It was. It also doesn’t matter what he thought, as racism is still racism. The event was live streamed and everyone — fellow racers and audience members alike — heard it.The event was on Sunday. Today is Friday. In that time span, Larson has been dropped by his team, Chip Ganassi Racing, as well as numerous major sponsors: Credit One Bank, McDonald’s, Clover, and Chevrolet among them. NASCAR itself suspended Larson indefinitely, and is requiring him to complete sensitivity training before reinstatement. Essentially, Larson can no longer race for NASCAR, is making far less money from it, and has lost the biggest platform he ever had on which to say anything — racial slurs or otherwise — to a racing audience.It is, dare I say, wrong to use your time, money, and platform to elevate racism Has Larson been permanently canceled? Unlikely. Larson will be back eventually, probably sooner rather than later if society’s history of quickly brushing off bad behavior by famous men in particular continues to play out. But I want to focus on the immediate response, which is that for now, everyone involved — barring, bafflingly, sponsors Finley Farms and Plan B Sales & Marketing who are sticking by him — seems to have made the correct call here. It is, dare I say, wrong to use your time, money, and platform to elevate racism.Video games, however, do not seem to have figured that out quite yet. A number of the top streamers and content creators have headlines from the last few years out there about them doing or saying racist things. In fact, several of the most popular personalities have multiple such headlines over several years, either coupled with half-baked “apologies” or, in a few cases, fierce defenses of their racist behavior.Granted, the industry has occasionally made feeble attempts at consequences for racism. Twitch revoked its partnership with (but did not ban) streaming personality Jenna, but only after years worth of racist, homophobic, ableist, and anti-Semitic remarks were dredged up from her public Discord server and shared around the internet. Just earlier this year, Faze Clan required Daniel “Dubs” Walsh along with the rest of its organization to complete sensitivity training after Walsh dropped a slur during a stream. He was also suspended from Twitch temporarily, though he appears to have returned after completing the training and issued a formal apology.But then there’s Turner “Tfue” Tenney, who’s been suspended from Twitch multiple times for toxic behavior and racist language, but when he dropped another slur late last year — seemingly a third strike that ought to have triggered a permanent ban — the platform’s response was radio silence. Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm has suffered no apparent consequences at all for his racist mockery of Chinese accents. Meanwhile, over at YouTube Gaming, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg didn’t stop at racist slurs; he’s also promoted anti-Semitic channels and paid freelancers to hold up signs that said “Death to all Jews.”Every one of these streamers has been able to return to business as usual relatively quickly after their public displays of racism What do all these instances have in common? So far, the only commonality is that a popular video game personality said or did something racist. While some of the responses to that racist behavior were stronger than others, there is nothing resembling the clear, immediate, and mostly unified (still looking at you, Finley Farms and Plan B Sales & Marketing) response that there was to Larson from the organizations and sponsorships that empowered him. In fact, every single one of those streamers listed has, for the most part, been able to return to business as usual relatively quickly after their public displays of racism, with little to no discernable impact on their ability to reach their audiences or continue to make money off of the massive platforms they broadcast their racism to.I acknowledge that in the coming weeks and months, NASCAR is likely going to prove an imperfect model for how the games industry should handle these kinds of things. It already has, given that there were sponsors that thought he should be unilaterally given a second chance without consequence. But the immediate response from Larson’s largest sponsors, his organization, and his platform was to shut things down. That’s in spite of the fact that Larson was one of the top-earning NASCAR drivers last year and finished in the top ten over the past four seasons. He was not (and should not be) untouchable by virtue of popularity or anything else.That ought to be the same response we see from the games industry the next time (and there will, sadly, be a next time) one of its popular personalities broadcasts racism to thousands or millions of followers. We ought to see sponsorships immediately pulled, partnerships revoked, and platforms taken away. If racist content creators want to return, it is the responsibility of platform holders such as Twitch and YouTube to put forth some semblance of effort to ensure that they’ve learned a lesson and won’t be broadcasting racist epithets to millions of viewers. That could take the form of sensitivity training or something else, but whatever the solution, handing a platform to speak to millions of viewers back to someone who engaged in casual racist behavior a few weeks later isn’t it.Plenty of video game publishers and adjacent brands continue to be happy to use these personalities to promote their games and brands, unconcerned with what else they might be promoting in between There is no excuse for gaming’s continued scattershot approach of half-heartedly suspending some and ignoring others. Platforms have the ability to moderate this kind of thing, particularly from their highest-profile moneymakers whose racist remarks immediately set off hundreds of tweets and a dozen or more articles wondering what the consequences will be, as if there wasn’t a set of guidelines somewhere that outlined…well, what they should be. Sponsors and partners clearly have the capacity to pull their support, and do when the mood strikes them. For example, Disney did the right thing back in 2017 after one of Kjellberg’s anti-Semitic outbursts and pulled its sponsorship. Asus pulled its sponsorship of Beahm not because of his repeated racist behavior, but waited until after he illegally filmed bystanders in a public restroom at E3 without their consent.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 But plenty of video game publishers and adjacent brands, meanwhile, continue to be happy to use these personalities to promote their games and brands, unconcerned with what else they might be promoting in between (or even during) these segments. G Fuel, for instance, is happy to continue to support both Kjellberg and Beahm, and has them both featured prominently on its website. Beahm in particular recently inked an exclusivity deal with Twitch for a “life-changing” amount of money.And though Turner’s PR agent — who is also his father — told The Washington Post earlier this year that he has no sponsors (at least, not since he left Faze Clan last year), he’s apparently being offered plenty of money anyway. EA, for instance, apparently offered him $140,000 to play Madden in a sponsored stream in September.As for Larson, he will assuredly return to NASCAR, hopefully having learned some kind of lesson. But for now, NASCAR, Chip Ganassi Racing, and several major sponsors have rightfully decided that their money and resources are better spent on the numerous other drivers who both race well and do not say racist things. Similarly, there are thousands of content creators out there who make excellent, entertaining gaming content that is entirely devoid of slurs. NASCAR has proven this week that it is possible for companies, platforms, and organizations to do the right thing when one of their stars is behaving extremely badly. It’s far past time gaming was willing to do the same.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 storiesActivision no longer working with Call of Duty actor after hateful sexist commentsA video resurfaced on social media showing Jeff Leach making offensive, sexual and threatening remarks targeting women By Marie Dealessandri YesterdayHow Women in Gaming survived its publisher’s demiseMeagan Marie explains how Crystal Dynamics stepped in after Prima Games, the original publisher of her book, shut down right after launchBy Brendan Sinclair 4 days agoLatest comments (2)Adam Miles Principal Software Development Engineer, MicrosoftA year ago Worth noting that iRacing themselves took immediate steps to “indefinitely suspend” (read: ban) Larson from the service.last_img read more