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Michael Valore, previously of TSM and ESP Gaming, has been announced as the new Director of Accounts for mobile-centric organisation Tribe Gaming.In his new role, Valore will oversee brand partnerships, marketing campaigns, and other revenue-generating opportunities across all of Tribe Gaming’s teams and content creators.Image credit: Tribe GamingRELATED: Tribe Gaming raises over $1M, including from NBA, WWE starsPatrick Carney, Founder and CEO of Tribe Gaming, told Esports Insider: “With Michael having been a creator, player, manager, and world class operator in the mobile esports industry, he’s a uniquely valuable addition to our team with his wide perspective on what we’re looking to build. As Tribe Gaming grows, we need to lean on people with authentic experience in the space – and Michael checks all the boxes.”Valore was most recently the Senior Esports Operations Manager for ESP Gaming, and before that served as the lead Player Manager for TSM’s Fortnite team. In that position, he played a role in the organisation’s partnerships with brands such as Chipotle and Dr. Pepper.Before his managerial career, Valore was a competitive player for TSM in the mobile MOBA game Vainglory under the name “FlashX,” and won multiple championships in the game. He also briefly served as TSM’s Vainglory manager after his playing career ended.RELATED: Tribe Gaming hires Brian Ta as Director of PartnershipsIn April, Tribe Gaming announced the hiring of Brian Ta as Director of Partnerships, following the late March announcement that the organisation had raised more than $1 million (£825,750) in a seed round. That round included participation from Boston Celtics player Gordon Hayward, WWE pro wrestler Claudio “Cesaro” Castagnoli, Super Evil Megacorp CEO Kristian Segerstrale, and angel investor Victor Krahn.Valore commented in a release: “Having begun my esports journey in mobile gaming, I couldn’t be more excited for my endeavors to have come full circle and to return to my roots. I’m a huge advocate of the future of gaming being mobile, and Tribe is a standout pioneer in the mobile ecosystem. I’m excited to work with their partnerships team and to push the boundaries of what’s possible between brands and our mobile properties.”Esports Insider says: Valore has already amassed esports experience from a few distinct vantage points, especially on the mobile side of things. He should be a smart addition as the mobile-centric Tribe continues its planned expansion.Find out about the ESI Digital Summit
Washington excise tax rules on interstate sales of tangible personal property and minimum nexus thresholds have been amended.Minimum Receipts Thresholds Establish NexusUnder the amended rules, a person making retail sales is deemed to have business and occupation (B&O) nexus when its receipts meet certain thresholds. The receipts threshold is met when the person has:more than $267,000 in receipts from Washington; orat least 25% of total receipts in Washington.Trailing Nexus StandardIn addition, Washington’s trailing nexus standard has been revised. If a person stops the business activity that created nexus in Washington, nexus will not immediately end. Nexus will continue in the calendar year following the calendar year in which the person had nexus with Washington.The amended rules can be viewed on the Washington Department of Revenue website at https://dor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/Docs/Rules/draft/20-193-19401cr3pfrmdraftMarch2018.pdf.WAC 458-20-193 and WAC 458-20-19401, Washington Department of Revenue, effective April 6, 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.
The president of Badminton Association of India (BAI) — V.K. Verma — has been accused of violating government guidelines in association elections. World number two woman shuttler Saina Nehwal might be taking Indian badminton to new heights, but the BAI seems to be doing just the opposite. The returning officer and observer for BAI election, Justice K.S. Rakhra, has reported to the sports ministry that he was fraudulently and deceitfully made privy to the exercise. Headlines Today accessed the three-page letter written to the sports minister wherein Rakhra says: “I was fraudulently and deceitfully made privy to the election exercise. Had I been aware of the facts, I would have either declined to associate myself with the BAI election or I would have rejected the nomination of Mr Verma for the post of president of BAI.” The controversial BAI election was held in June, 2010. Verma’s opponents had accused him of manipulating them to get re-elected the fourth time. Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin had initially thrown his hat in the ring but withdrew at the last moment. Now, Rakhra’s damning accusation has cast a shadow on the election and is bound to lead to demands for his resignation.
Greyhound’s decision to pull out of Western Canada has blindsided both workers and riders.The company announced Monday it would be ending service in Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and B.C. — except for a route between Vancouver and Seattle — at the end of October.“I think a lot of these communities, they don’t have any trains, they don’t have any planes, and all they had was the bus. It’s going to be a huge impact,” ATU Local 1374 President Eric Carr said.“Not just for the people that are — the seniors or the kids that don’t have a driver’s license — we also transport — blood –, and we move so many items that are just basic for a lot of these communities: the parts that fix their tractors and everything else.”Carr said Greyhound’s policies have always been America-driven because it is an American company.He said suggestions from employees on how to attract more riders in Canada haven’t always been taken seriously.“We’ve been for years telling them: ‘this is what you need to do here, this is what you need to do here’ to give the riders a better experience. They wanted all their trips to be at night because they focused on freight. People don’t want to ride a bus all night,” Carr said.Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason was also surprised by the decision.He told CityNews, there are alternatives in many communities in the province, but the government is evaluating how many people will be left in the lurch.“We’re going to continue to dig into this matter and see what role there is, or there may be to assist making sure that all Albertans have access to the transportation that they need,” he said.Mason said they can’t make any commitments yet.“There’s going to be a big gap here,” Carr said, adding the federal government may have to step in.“If the Trudeau government sees a need for a national bus company to survive, I believe that if that’s the case, the company would reverse its decision, if we got some sort of subsidy.”
India International Centre will present the launch of Quarterly Winter 2018 – Spring 2019 on April 27, 6.30pm in Multiprpose Hall, Kamaladevi block. Titled ‘Social Media in a Networked World’, it is edited by Omita Goyal and Pratik Kanjilal, the quaterly will be released by Dr Karan Singh, followed by a discussion.This issue of the IIC Quarterly focuses on Internet in a crisis of confidence, as the very technology that was hailed as a force of freedom, progress and transparency eight years ago, when Arab Spring broke out, was revealed to have been used to vacuum up psychological and behavioural data on tens of millions of social media users, which was allegedly used to influence elections and a referendum in two of the world’s most important democracies. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainAbout the time this issue was planned, in response to privacy concerns, the Supreme Court restricted the use of Aadhaar data to welfare delivery. As the journal went to press, Brexit loomed, without the stakeholders having any idea of the extent to which the referendum in the UK had been influenced by overseas entities. A decade ago, there was public concern that harvested data was being used to condition individual consumer choices. Now, we know that aggregate choice can be tinkered with to delegitimise elections, the very basis of democracy. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardIn the last few years, concerted social media campaigns have been used to mislead voters and subvert elections, to undermine the institutions on which democracy stands, including educational institutions, and to demonise minority communities and vocal dissenters. These essays examine some aspects of this field, both the positive and negative dimensions of social media. With contributions by Amber Sinha, Amit Sen, Andreas Mattsson, Apar Gupta, Bedavyasa Mohanty, Debajani Mohanty, Govindraj Ethiraj, Harsh Raman Singh Paul, Jyoti Panday, Kiran S Karnik, Mahima Kaul, Osama Manzar, Prabir Purkayastha, Samir Saran, Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Tobby Simon, Udita Chaturvedi, Vibodh Parthasarathi, Vinton G Cerf; and Vrinda Bhandari
University Prep Middle and Elementary School Chess Team (Photo by K. Shabu)Detroit’s University Prep Elementary and Middle School chess teams are flying high after winning big at the SuperNationals VI Chess Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.Students and teachers lined the hallways and cheered Tuesday, May 16, when the team returned with first-place titles in the K6 Under 1,400 and the K8 Under 750 sections of the tournament, making them among the best in the nation.“We are extremely proud of our UPSM elementary and middle school chess teams,” said Mark Ornstein, CEO of University Prep Schools. “These amazing students are a shining example of what is possible with hard work and a passion for the game of chess.”In addition to winning as a team, sixth-grader Cameron Rector scored a trophy in the individual K8 Under 750 section, giving him bragging rights as the best chess player in the nation in that designation.“It’s been really exciting for me,” Rector said. “My parents bought me a new phone [after winning].”Tournament official Russell Harwood (left) and Cameron Rector (Photo by K. Shabu)After losing so many of their top players from last year, Coach Kevin Fite never thought at the beginning of this year that the team would bring home the gold.“Our kids set their goals and worked very hard to achieve them,” Fite said. “As the tournament approached, I felt better about our chances of possibly winning. We ended up winning two national championship titles.”The young champions haven’t let the win go to their heads, though. After celebrating at a party thrown by the school, Cameron, for one, said he’s back to his everyday routine — school, chess and baseball practices, then some video-game playing.Sa’Nya Burton, Photo by K. Shabu“As coach, my job is to keep them humble and to continue to improve on areas where we need extra work,” Fite said. “There’s always room for improvement, so I look forward to continuing this next year by keeping our kids together, working hard and staying modest.”The win isn’t the end for Cameron, who said he hopes to make it to the world championship someday and bring home another trophy. His plan: Take his time and keep practicing.