DouYu goes public with $775m Nasdaq IPOTencent-backed Chinese streaming platform is valued at more than $3.7 billionMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 18th July 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe Chinese video streaming platform DouYu raised $775 million in its initial public offering this week.The company issued around 67.4 million shares at a price of $11.50 each on the New York Stock Exchange. Roughly two-thirds of that stock was new shares, which the other third coming from its existing stockholders.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 The $775 million that DouYu raised makes it the biggest IPO from a Chinese company this year. It is also far more than the $500 million it expected when the IPO was announced in April.The IPO valued DouYu at $3.73 billion, and Tencent remains its single biggest stockholder.DouYu’s streaming platform hosts a huge amount of content focused on video games and esports. In the first quarter of this year, it had 159.2 million monthly-active users.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 1 days agoHow 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 Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
EA did the Wright thing | PodcastLatest episode also discusses Twitch’s first transparency report and ongoing rumours of a 4K-ready Nintendo SwitchGamesIndustry StaffTuesday 9th March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleElectronic ArtsGI PodcastNintendoTwitchOur latest podcast is now available to download, in which Matt, Brendan, Chris and James discuss some of the biggest stories from the past week.We start with EA’s response to a FIFA Ultimate Team player that racially abused ex-footballer Ian Wright, blaming his in-game counterpart for losing a match. The player has been issued a lifetime ban, a response Wright commended.We also explore Twitch’s first transparency report and dive deeper into the missing numbers in order to illustrate the disparity between how the streaming site handles community infractions when compared to abuse, harassment or hateful conduct.Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games Finally, we discuss the most recent reports of a 4K-ready Nintendo Switch and why the platform holder needs to carefully consider its hardware strategy if it wishes to extend the Switch’s lifecycle beyond that of its predecessors.You can listen to our latest episode in the player above, subscribe to our directly here. It is also available via Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Overcast, Player FM, TuneIn and other widely-used podcast platforms.Don’t forget to check out the latest episodes of The Game Developers’ Playlist and The Five Games Of, all episodes of which are on the same podcast feed.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesPodcast: IO’s independence, with Hakan Abrak | GI Live OnlineHitman studio’s CEO on the journey to self-publishing and achieving the vision for the World of Assassination trilogyBy GamesIndustry Staff 4 days agoNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Pattanaphong Khuankaew/iStock(DALLAS) — The second of three suspects wanted in connection with the murder of a witness in last month’s high-profile trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger has been captured. Michael Mitchell was captured in Marksville, Louisiana, by United States marshals, Dallas police said Tuesday night.Arrest warrants were issued earlier Tuesday for three suspects in the slaying of Joshua Brown, 28, who tearfully testified at Guyger’s trial for the wrong-apartment killing of Botham Jean.Brown, a former neighbor of Jean, was gunned down on Friday night in what police described as a botched drug deal.“As you know there’s been speculation and rumors that have been shared by community leaders claiming that Mr. Brown’s death was related to the Amber Guyger trial and somehow the Dallas Police Department was responsible. I assure you that is simply not true,” Assistant Chief Avery Moore of the Dallas Police Department said at a news conference on Tuesday.“And I encourage those leaders to be mindful of their actions moving forward because their words have jeopardized the integrity of the city of Dallas as well as the Dallas Police Department,” Moore said.Earlier this week, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund asked for an independent investigation into Brown’s death, calling it “deeply alarming and highly suspicious.”Arrest warrants were issued for Thaddeous Charles Green, 22, Michael Diaz Mitchell, 32, and Jacquerious Mitchell, 20, all of Louisiana, Moore said.Moore said Green and the Mitchells, who are related, drove from Alexandria, Louisiana, on Friday to meet Brown for a prearranged drug deal that immediately turned bad.Moore said Jacquerious Mitchell allegedly told detectives how the deadly drug deal went down around 10:30 p.m. on Friday in the parking lot of the Atera apartments on Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, about six miles from the South Side Flats apartment complex where Guyger killed Jean in September 2018, after mistaking his apartment for her own and assuming he was an intruder.“As they drove to the offense location, Thaddeous Green gets out of the vehicle, has a conversation with Joshua Brown, which escalates to physical altercations, at which time Jaquarious Mitchell gets out of the vehicle and he states that Joshua Brown orders him back into the vehicle and shoots him in the chest,” Moore said.He said Jaquarious Mitchell told investigators that he was lying inside the car when he heard two more gunshots.“He says Thaddeous Green shot Joshua Brown two times,” Moore said.Moore said an autopsy performed on Brown showed that he suffered two bullet wounds to his lower extremities, including one that entered and exited his body and another that entered his body just below the spine, traveled up and damaged vital organs.He said that after the shooting, according to Jaquarious Mitchell, Green took Brown’s gun and backpack and that all three sped away from the scene in what witnesses described as a silver, four-door sedan.“Michael Mitchell was the driver,” Moore said. “He dropped Thaddeous Green off at an unknown location and he took Jaquarious Mitchell to Promise Hospital (in Dallas) to receive treatment.”Moore said Jaquarious Mitchell has since been transferred to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he is in police custody.“We will execute a warrant for capital murder on him today,” said Moore, adding that capital murder warrants have also been issued for the other two suspects.He said a manhunt continued Tuesday afternoon for Green and Michael Mitchell and that Dallas investigators and federal agents were in Louisiana searching for them.Moore said that based on “numerous tips” related to Brown’s slaying, police obtained and executed a search warrant on an apartment at the Altera complex, where Brown was living at the time of his death. He said police confiscated from his unit 12 pounds of marijuana, 143 grams of THC cartridges and $4,000 cash.Moore expressed condolences to Brown’s family, saying, “We in the Dallas Police Department grieve with you.”“We understand how hard it is and how much pain is related to losing a loved one. No family member should have to suffer that kind of pain,” Moore said.Brown previously lived in an apartment across the hall from Botham Jean at the South Side Flats apartment complex. He testified at Guyger’s trial on Sept. 24 that he arrived home on Sept. 6, 2018, and heard two voices speaking excitedly just before two gunshots erupted inside Jean’s apartment.He contradicted Guyger’s testimony that she asked Jean to show her his hands before she opened fire, saying on the witness stand that he never heard Guyger say that.Brown’s voice choked up with emotion as he recalled how he’d often hear Jean singing gospel songs inside his apartment most mornings.Guyger testified that she shot the 26-year-old accountant after wrongly suspecting he was an intruder intent on killing her. A jury convicted her of murder last week and sentenced her to 10 years in prison.The break in the Brown homicide came just two days after Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall issued a statement, saying, “We are committed to solving this case and will work diligently to apprehend the individual responsible for Brown’s death.”Brown, a former football player at the University of South Florida in Tampa, was previously shot in November 2018 during an altercation outside a Dallas nightclub, according to ABC affiliate station WFAA-TV in Dallas. He was one of the targets of the attack, but another man was killed in that incident.Lee Merritt, an attorney for Botham Jean’s family, told WFAA on Sunday that Brown had been nervous about testifying in Guyger’s trial.“He was concerned that someone would try and come finish the job,” Merritt said.Despite his reluctance to testify in the criminal case against Guyger, Merritt said he had planned to ask Brown to take the witness stand again in a civil case the Jean family has filed against the city of Dallas, stemming from the fatal shooting of Botham Jean.“When we move forward with our civil trial, he was one of the first people we planned on calling,” Merritt said. “And now is no longer available.”While Merritt acknowledged there was no evidence that Brown’s slaying was linked to law enforcement or to the trial directly, he insisted it was something worth investigating.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Tamir Kalifa for The Washington Post via Getty ImagesBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in Minneapolis on May 25 shortly after a white police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck as three other officers stood by, has sparked widespread outrage, anti-racist protests and calls for police reform across the United States and around the world.The Minneapolis Police Department fired all four officers after video of the incident surfaced. The one who prosecutors say pinned Floyd down for nearly nine minutes, Derek Chauvin, has since been charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The three other officers, Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao, each have been charged with second-degree aiding and abetting felony murder as well as second-degree aiding and abetting manslaughter, according to court documents.This story is being updated throughout the day Tuesday. Please check back for updates. All times Eastern:6:58 a.m.: London mayor launches commission to review landmarks to reflect diversityLondon Mayor Sadiq Khan announced Tuesday a commission to review landmarks in the U.K. capital.The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm aims to “improve diversity across London’s public realm to ensure the capital’s landmarks suitably reflect London’s achievements and diversity.” The newly-formed commission “will focus on increasing representation among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, women, the LGBTQ+ community and disability groups,” according to a statement from the mayor’s office.The review of landmarks “will be wide in scope and consider murals, street art, street names, statues and other memorials,” according to the statement.“Our capital’s diversity is our greatest strength, yet our statues, road names and public spaces reflect a bygone era,” Khan said. “It is an uncomfortable truth that our nation and city owes a large part of its wealth to its role in the slave trade and while this is reflected in our public realm, the contribution of many of our communities to life in our capital has been willfully ignored.”“This cannot continue. We must ensure that we celebrate the achievements and diversity of all in our city, and that we commemorate those who have made London what it is — that includes questioning which legacies are being celebrated,” he added. “The Black Lives Matter protests have rightly brought this to the public’s attention, but it’s important that we take the right steps to work together to bring change and ensure that we can all be proud of our public landscape.”The announcement comes after the statue of former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, located outside the Houses of Parliament, was spray-painted with the words “was a racist” during anti-racism protests over the weekend. Meanwhile, in the English port city of Bristol, protesters toppled a statue of 17th-century slave-trader Edward Colston and tossed it into the harbor.5:35 a.m.: Judge grants 10-day injunction on removal of Robert E. Lee monumentA circuit court judge has granted a 10-day injunction on the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument in Virginia’s capital.Richmond ABC affiliate WRIC-TV reports that the temporary injunction was approved on Monday. The order prohibits for 10 days the removal of the statute of the Confederate general, located on Monument Avenue in Richmond.The news comes on the same day that crews were called to inspect the statue, as part of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s plan to take it down as soon as possible and put it into storage.Northam’s spokesperson, Alena Yarmosky, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the administration is still reviewing the order.“Governor Northam remains committed to removing this divisive symbol from Virginia’s capital city, and we’re confident in his authority to do so,” Yarmosky said.Officials in states across the country have announced the removal of Confederate-era monuments amid widespread civil unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.4:56 a.m.: Black activist who trained police on implicit bias seriously injured in protestsA Black activist who trained San Jose police officers on implicit bias was seriously injured during protests in the California city, the mayor’s office said.Derrick Sanderlin “suffered potentially permanent injuries caused by a rubber bullet at a recent demonstration,” according to a statement Monday from San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.Liccardo has called for a ban on the police’s use of rubber bullets in crowds, expanding the authority of San Jose’s civilian independent police auditor as well as a full review of the city’s use of force policies, among other measures. He has also called for greater accountability for police misconduct “so bad cops can be fired faster,” according to the statement.However, Liccardo said that defunding police budgets “will hurt the very people who have suffered the most from systemic racism in this nation.”“Rich, white communities and businesses in suburban malls will just accelerate the hiring of private security guards,” the mayor said in the statement Monday.3:44 a.m.: Public viewing for George Floyd draws more than 6,300 visitorsThousands of mourners lined up in the blazing heat to view the casket of George Floyd in his hometown of Houston on Monday.More than 6,300 people attended the six-hour public viewing at The Fountain of Praise church in southwest Houston. The average wait was about 30 minutes, and four people had to be transported to a local hospital for heat exhaustion, according to Dallas Jones, a deacon at the church.Visitors were required to wear masks and gloves to comply with coronavirus-related guidelines.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was among the attendees at the public viewing.A private funeral will be held at the church Tuesday, followed by a burial at the Houston Memorial Gardens cemetery in the suburb of Pearland, where Floyd will be laid to rest next to his mother, according to the family’s representatives.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is seeking anAssociate Management Advisory Analyst within the department ofManagement Advisory Services (MAS). TheDepartment of Management Advisory Services (MAS) providesassistance and oversight to campus departments with any audit,compliance, and general fiscal or operational matters. Wesupport the University by advising, assisting, and educating thecampus community on accountability and compliance effectiveness. Byevaluating policies and procedures, internal controls, and businesspractices, MAS identifies opportunities for improvement andpromotes collaborative interactions between central administrativedepartments and schools/departments to help the University realizeaudit improvements and employ best business practices. UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package toeligible employees. This position receives an annual leave packagestarting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observedholidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive healthinsurance and retirement options; professional learning anddevelopment opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworkingoptions; and tuition remission for employees and their dependentsat any of the University System of Maryland schools. Essential Functions: Work under the generalsupervision of the Senior Management Advisory Analyst or ManagementAdvisory Services (MAS) Manager. Assists with the purchasing card(pcard) compliance monitoring function, including periodic reviewsand continuous monitoringof pcard transactions. Assists with data analysis toidentify pcard, travel, and other transactions for furtherfollow-up. Assists with the completion ofcomplex and/or specialized financial, operational, and/or internalcontrol reviews to ensure compliance with state and institutionalpolicies and procedures. Supports the MAS department byparticipating in other reviews and monitoring functions as needsare identified, and keeps MAS management informed ofprogress. Documents and communicates workperformed, results obtained, and suggestions for improvement in aclear, accurate, and technically concise manner. Assists with changemanagement support as needed. Keeps supervisor informed ofwork progress and improvements. Performs other duties asassigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor’s degree inAccounting, Business Administration, Business, Finance, or relatedfield required Experience: Priorexperience in a higher education or governmental settingexperience is preferred. Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of financialprinciples and internal control framework. Strong analytical skills andattention to detail. Creativity in exploring andsuggesting solutions. Excellent organization and timemanagement skills. Strong written and verbalcommunication skills. High level of discretion forconfidential information; ability to appropriately handle criticalinformation and sensitive situations. Ability to effectively representdepartment and interact with all levels of staff and externalcontacts. Ability to work as an effectiveteam member. Cooperative and service-orientedattitude; must be able to work under pressure and maintain aprofessional demeanor. Hiring Range: Commensurate witheducation and experience. UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy. For assistance related to employment, please contact theStaffing department at [email protected] If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for adisability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), duringany part of the employment process, please submit a UMBJob Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also [email protected] Please note that only inquiriesconcerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will beresponded to from this email address.
The northern Brooklyn rezoning has since been weaponized by opponents of market-rate housing. Key to this effort is the nonprofit group Churches United for Fair Housing, which blames the zoning change for driving Latino residents out of the area. Needing a study to underpin their claim, it conjured one up.The big takeaway of the analysis, released in 2019, was that over 15 years the rezoned area added more than 20,000 people yet lost 15,000 Latinos.The study had two major flaws that were either unnoticed or deliberately ignored by advocates, politicians and many reporters.Most obviously, it counted population changes beginning in 2000, five years before the rezoning passed the City Council, and part of South Williamsburg that was not rezoned.Second, it omitted that the area’s Hispanic population had been falling since 1990.In a nutshell, it cherry-picked data to blame the rezoning for a trend that had been happening for 15 years.Even folks who don’t know the first rule of statistics — correlation is not causation — should have figured that out.City planners certainly did. They put out their own study, which pointed out that the Hispanic population decline slowed down after the rezoning. That is, the residents who Churches United said were pushed out by the rezoning were actually more likely to stay after it passed.Could it be that the thousands of new apartments gave all the newcomers flocking to Williamsburg somewhere to go besides existing housing, so they were less likely to displace Latinos?A smaller potential factor is that some residents took note of the gentrification and became more inclined to stay — even if many disliked the Starbucks, trendy bars and other changes that came with the hipsters and the yuppies.Some observers offer that hypothesis to explain research showing that low-income children in gentrifying areas of New York City from 2009 to 2015 were more likely to stay in their neighborhood than low-income children in non-gentrifying areas. In both cases, poor children changed addresses a lot, but they were less likely to leave areas where property values and incomes were rising.City Planning buries the ledeThe Department of City Planning’s view is that if new housing is not built in gentrifying areas, newcomers will outbid locals for existing housing.As noted above, the agency’s own study debunked Churches United’s. But City Planning buried the key findings on page 24 of a 57-page, generically titled report and made little attempt to promote them. Another agency report, innocuously named “The Geography of Jobs,” tucked a key statistic about low housing growth hurting affordability into page 27. No rallies, no op-eds, no media blitz, no political campaigns. After all, it’s an agency of planners, not publicists.Mayor Bill de Blasio knew the facts and had a platform to amplify them, but instead focused his media appearances on more politically beneficial topics such as providing legal assistance to fight evictions. In that void, Churches United’s fiction has become fact in the minds of advocates and local elected officials.At a hearing last month, City Council members confidently cited the study to undermine the testimony of administration officials, who corrected the politicians timidly and politely — and were dismissed as naive wonks. It was a crucial lost opportunity.Churches United stands by its study and criticizes that of City Planning officials.“By not looking at earlier time frames, they ignore the speculative behavior that often occurs before rezonings and often drives low-income residents out before zoning changes are implemented,” said Maxwell Cabello, the group’s senior land use and policy analyst. “Our report was intentional about addressing these qualitative and well-known aspects of developer-driven rezonings while also working within the limitations of what data is publicly available.”But it’s impossible to know what, if any, “speculative behavior” was caused by a potential rezoning years in the future. The Bloomberg administration did not even exist until 2002. Countless other factors cause population changes. There was a recession in the early 2000s, for example, and the rent-stabilization law incentivized landlords to replace tenants; it no longer does.I think Churches United means well. While NIMBYists oppose development for selfish reasons, Churches United tries to help the disadvantaged. It just mistakenly blames upzoning for making the city more expensive, when in reality it does the opposite.Brooklyn boomIn New York City, gentrification typically means an area gets whiter. I saw it happening before it showed up in the Census data. Well into the 2000s, whenever Brooklyn-bound subways opened their doors at my stop, Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, virtually every white rider would exit. A decade later, about half would stay aboard, bound for Prospect Heights and Crown Heights.Fort Greene gentrified too. For decades I have biked past its stately brownstones and sweeping shade trees to play tennis in Fort Greene Park. In the 1980s and 1990s, white folks were few and far between. Now they are everywhere. Many have British or French accents. They moved into Bedford-Stuyvesant too, a once unimaginable trend.There was no big upzoning, no building boom, in these historically Black neighborhoods. But critics of rezoning did not blame the lack of housing construction for the displacement of minorities. That would have contradicted their narrative.Similarly, little housing was added to white neighborhoods such as Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, which — given the law of supply and demand — became increasingly unaffordable to young New Yorkers.One analysis found that from 2010 to 2018 the city added only 19 dwellings for every 100 new jobs. As employment boomed and housing didn’t, white people pushed out into minority neighborhoods, where rents were half as much and crime had fallen precipitously.The de Blasio administration is now making an overdue push to allow more housing in heavily white Soho and Gowanus. The City Council and advocates for the working class support these efforts because more low-income New Yorkers will be able to move into these so-called high-opportunity neighborhoods. The research — the honest research, that is — predicts the newcomers’ children will reap lifelong benefits.Calls are growing to upzone other wealthy areas. By law, that would require affordable housing in new developments. Local opposition motivated by NIMBYism, racism or plain old self-interest make these fights difficult, but they are worth pursuing.Proponents of adding housing in rich districts can cite data to show why. But they cannot turn around and tout pseudoscience when it suits their political agenda or preconceived notions. Not only does that undermine their credibility, it hurts their constituents.Think about it. As New York recovers, people will continue pushing out to where housing costs less. Absent new zoning and new development, they will bump others from existing homes. This has happened before. If we ignore that history, we will be condemned to repeat it.Contact Erik Engquist Message* Email Address* (iStock/Photo Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Imagine you wanted to stop denser housing. What would be your strategy?You would spread word that new housing would be unaffordable to locals and cause their own rents to rise. You would demonstrate, demonize developers and run candidates on a Real Estate is Evil platform.And you would back up your argument with a study — manipulated if necessary.No anti-development playbook is complete without a study. Nothing turns anecdotes into facts, and predictions into certainties, quite like scientific-looking analysis does.What if the evidence contradicts your claims? Worry not. You can finesse data to say just about anything. The expression “lies, damn lies, and statistics” doesn’t come from nothing.ADVERTISEMENTAnti-development activists in New York City have played this game well. City planners, not so much.Case in point: the 2005 rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Some of the apartment buildings it yielded had income-restricted units, but many did not, because the Bloomberg administration and City Council incentivized, rather than mandated, affordability.Read moreWhen NIMBYs attack: Why regional planning doesn’t flyWhere de Blasio went wrong on property tax reformWhy Ron Kim blames real estate for poverty Full Name*
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Nottingham City Transport (NTC) has named a bus in honour of Italian footballer, Herbert Kilpin.Nottingham City Transport launched its ‘Herbert Kilpin bus’ outside Herbert’s childhood homeBorn in 1870 in Nottingham, Herbert played for several Nottingham teams at the Forest Recreation Ground.When his work in the lace mills took him to Milan, it was here that he founded Milan Football Club, later to become the world-famous AC Milan.â€¨â€¨NCT launched its official ‘Herbert Kilpin bus’ outside Herbert’s childhood home, 191 Mansfield Road, on 22 October – the centenary of his death.The Yellow line number 68/69 bus is the 21st NCT bus to be named and it was unveiled by the Sheriff of Nottingham and local football historian Andy Black.NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith, says: “Herbert Kilpin was a Nottingham man who made an exciting and valuable contribution to the world of football and he fully deserves to be recognised as one of the city’s heroes.“We hope that our Herbert Kilpin bus will help bring just a little more recognition and fame to his distinctive name, intriguing our customers and passers-by to find out more about the important role he played in the history of football.”â€¨â€¨
Meanwhile, in Vienna, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz followed suit on Monday morning, announcing more restrictions on private gatherings. From Friday, indoor gatherings will be limited to six people, while outdoor gatherings will be reduced to 12. Funerals are exempt from the rule. To respond to local outbreaks, states will be able to impose regional restrictions, including curfews.”We must now do everything we can to prevent a second lockdown for Austria,” Kurz said.The announcements came as Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, said that approximately 168,000 more people had died across the bloc between March and June compared to the average for the same period over the four previous years.This article is part of POLITICO’s premium policy service: Pro Health Care. From drug pricing, EMA, vaccines, pharma and more, our specialized journalists keep you on top of the topics driving the health care policy agenda. Email [email protected] for a complimentary trial. Italy and Austria have introduced stricter measures to curb the rise in new coronavirus cases.Late Sunday, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced new restrictions on public life, including midnight closing times for bars and restaurants from Monday. Venues could also be forced to close at 9 p.m. in case of large crowds. Conte insisted that “the strategy is not and cannot be the same as in the spring,” when Italy had one of Europe’s highest death rates from COVID-19 while at the same time paying a high economic price due to the lockdown.