Corona Impact Series: How an immersive Hackney entertainer blurs pandemic boundaries

first_imgIt took just weeks for Hemsley, together with founders Ollie Jones and Clem Garritty, to thrash out the new-look Swamp Motel, which has developed organically ever since. Corona Impact Series: How an immersive Hackney entertainer blurs pandemic boundaries Show Comments ▼ The idea was to bring a theatrical element to marketing campaigns, creating experiences that transported audiences to another time or place, giving them a role to play, with theatre-quality performance and storytelling, to cut through and make a lasting impression. Launched in 2017, pre-pandemic the agency specialised in bringing immersive theatre to brand experiences and corporate events, for brands like restaurant chain Dishoom and Resident Evil owners Capcom. But overnight the firm had to switch the whole operation from physical to virtual, without losing any of the power of the experiences. Also Read: Corona Impact Series: How an immersive Hackney entertainer blurs pandemic boundaries The Kindling Hour whatsapp “I wouldn’t exactly say it’s been a blessing, but it has led us down a path we’d never have come to this soon in our journey, and we’ve uncovered a huge appetite for virtual immersive entertainment,” Hemsley added. Also Read: Corona Impact Series: How an immersive Hackney entertainer blurs pandemic boundaries This month sees the release of The Kindling Hour, the third in a trilogy of online experiences that Swamp Motel created as a consumer-only offering, the combined ticket sales of which is in the tens of thousands. “Our business was built around transporting audiences into rich stories in beautifully designed environments staged in incredible locations,” Hemsley explained. Hemsley admitted there was some nervousness around whether people would want to partake in an immersive experience online, but they were confident the early appetite for Zoom quizzes was not going to get the nation through a pandemic. But then a real drama began to unfold in the UK and around the world, in March of last year, so the team at Temple Street in East London had to rapidly rethink their business plan. Hemsley is philosophical about the challenges of the past year. “As Covid hit and the bottom fell out of the live events industry, 95 per cent of our pipeline dropped off and we had to rewrite our future,” Daniel Hemsley, managing director of immersive entertainment company Swamp Motel, shared with City A.M. this morning. Once normal life resumes, Hemsley is confident that Swamp Motel’s business will continue to run in both physical and virtual worlds. 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Also Read: Corona Impact Series: How an immersive Hackney entertainer blurs pandemic boundaries center_img Hemsley, who speaks warmly of his team as they “have taken this totally unexpected challenge in their stride”, is now in a position to expand the business and is looking to  hire a mixture of theatrically-trained, marketing and tech experts. whatsapp Creating a new stream The team, many of whom had to adapt heir skillset to meet the sudden switch to digital, create the experiences using a tool they can “play with, adapt and build on” to enhance the sense of reality that is integral to the success of the experiences. “Creatively, our roots are very much in the theatre and it’s been devastating to see the impact of the pandemic lockdowns on the industry. That we are now able to offer comparable work to dozens of stage managers – hopefully on a long term basis – feels like we’re able to give something back to an industry we love,” he said. In this series, City A.M. looks at the financial and economic impact of the ongoing pandemic on a range of small and medium-sized businesses across London. This week: How an immersive entertainment agency in Hackney was forced to switch from physical to virtual overnight, without losing any of the power of the experiences. With their virtual experiences, which take place online using everyday technology, they created an entirely new entertainment stream – part true-crime interactive detective game, part escape room, part immersive theatre – for both marketers and consumers, blurring the boundaries between digital and physical, reality and fiction to powerful effect. Also Read: Corona Impact Series: How an immersive Hackney entertainer blurs pandemic boundaries “Plus an additional bonus is we are able to get our work out to a much larger audience, instead of spending months preparing an event that a few hundred people will take part in, we are now able to keep it open for much longer, for tens of thousands of people.” Also Read: Corona Impact Series: How an immersive Hackney entertainer blurs pandemic boundaries Daniel Hemsley, managing director of immersive entertainment company Swamp Motel in Hackney “We’ve been blown away by the number of people who have participated and we seem to have proven a market for this type of entertainment,” Hemsley said. “That meant taking all the tools and tricks that were previously at our disposal and reinventing them for a new environment: the internet,” Hemsley pointed out. Thursday 25 March 2021 4:44 pm More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years He concluded by revealing that “we’re now also in discussions with some amazing global tech and entertainment brands about how we can create something similar for them, whilst also navigating the possible return to live later this year.” Share “Creatively, we draw liberally from a theatrical toolkit to pull audiences in, fusing performance with everything from sprawling sets and snow machines to photo-real Hollywood zombie prosthetics and performing animals,” he added. “Creative storytelling is at the heart of our business and lockdown just pushed us to use digital tools as well as theatrical ones to tell those stories,” he said, “and to switch our stage from warehouses to websites, creating experiences in the metaverse rather than the physical world.” Also Read: Corona Impact Series: How an immersive Hackney entertainer blurs pandemic boundaries last_img read more

Fraud squad to probe Tesco’s accounting hole

first_imgTHE SERIOUS Fraud Office (SFO) announced yesterday that it would take over from the Financial Conduct Authority in investigating a £263m hole in troubled Tesco’s accounts.The retail giant previously said the profits had been overstated due to erroneous timings in accounting for supplier rebates.It is the latest major case to land on the SFO’s plate, and comes just after the fraud squad asked the government for a £26.5m hike to its £35.2m budget to help it investigate.It is currently running a series of investigations into former bankers and brokers accused of trying to manipulate Libor, a probe into Barclays’ 2008 fundraising in Qatar, and allegations of bribery at Rolls Royce.The probe is also the latest in a long line of problems for Tesco. The supermarket has been losing market share over the past year, particularly to the hard discounters such as Aldi and Lidl.It reported a 92 per cent fall in profits last week, with new chief executive Dave Lewis cracking down on costs and considering chopping prices across the retail chain.At the same time its chairman, Sir Richard Broadbent, announced he would step down, to “carry the can” for the period of poor results.“Tesco has been cooperating fully with the SFO and will continue to do so,” the company said in a statement.Tesco’s shares rose 2.09 per cent on the day. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoRefinance GoldGwen Stefani’s No Makeup Photo: Her Real Face Is Quite DifferentRefinance GoldUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndo Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 29 October 2014 8:46 pm Fraud squad to probe Tesco’s accounting hole whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Share Tim Wallace Read This NextTig Notaro Never Looks Right in ‘Army of the Dead’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe WrapRalph Macchio on the Secret to Making Badass ’80s Fight Scenes in 2021The Wrap’iCarly’: Nathan Kress on Preserving Integrity of Original Show, PromisesThe WrapHappy Juneteenth: 10 Movies to Stream That Celebrate Black JoyThe WrapHow Renee Elise Goldsberry Embraced Her Inner Diva for ‘Girls5Eva’The Wrap’The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Takes No. 1 at Box Office From ‘Quiet PlaceThe WrapBill Maher Pokes Fun at Joe Manchin: He’s a ‘Democrat Except on Matters ofThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Forex rigging scandal: RBS, UBS, HSBC, JP Morgan and Citi set for lawsuit storm after £2bn FCA fine

first_img Tim Wallace Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Funds, companies and other traders hurt by banks manipulating the foreign exchange markets could make claims totalling many billions of pounds, lawyers said yesterday.Five banks were fined a total of £2bn by the UK’s Financial Conduct Auth­ority and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission authorities be­cause their traders fiddled key currency benchmarks.But the fines could be the tip of the iceberg, as other regulators from the US and elsewhere are still in talks with banks. Lawyers believe banks will face claims for damages amounting to sums many times higher.“They were fiddling forex rates for almost six years in a market this big, so just look at the numbers – the damage has got to be in the billions,” Hausfeld lawyer Anthony Maton told City A.M. The potential claims “dwarf the fines without a shadow of a doubt”, he added.The claims could extend far beyond the traders on the opposite end of the banks’ manipulation, as other firms and funds use benchmarks for their own trades and could have lost out.Any forex claims should be easier to prove than the Libor cases, according to lawyer Simon Hart from RPC. “Some of the contracts based on Libor went on for years, and could result in the participant being better or worse off at different times. With forex, market participants can go for the individual trades where they lost out.”RBS, UBS, HSBC, JP Morgan and Citi were all fined by the UK and US authorities. But Barclays has yet to agree a settlement and other regulators still have to make their decisions – again leaving the banks open to another round of heavy fines. whatsapp Share Tags: Company FCA Forex rate-rigging scandal JP Morgan Chase Royal Bank of Scotland Group Wednesday 12 November 2014 9:51 pm Forex rigging scandal: RBS, UBS, HSBC, JP Morgan and Citi set for lawsuit storm after £2bn FCA fine whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: DSV, the Cuban revolution, and hundreds of millions of dollars

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 17/07/2020 Password* DSV Panalpina, along with four other companies, could be on the hook for “hundreds of millions of dollars”, following accusations that it deliberately and unlawfully used expropriated property for its own financial gain, and made false representations in legal documents to do so.It’s quite a case, combining the Cuban revolution with the Trump administration’s 2019 decision to resume a law which allows US nationals with claims to confiscated property in Cuba to sue anyone who might profit from that property.That … << Go back Email* Email* Please Login Forgotten your password? Please click here LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Premium subscriber LOGIN Reset Your Password New Premium subscriber REGISTER Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Resetlast_img read more

New Minister of Unification Criticized

first_img News News News AvatarNamgung Min Minju Chosun, a publication of the North Korean Cabinet, criticized the Lee Myung Bak administration on the 25th regarding its decision to install Korea University professor Hyun In Taek, drafter of “Vision 3000: Denuclearization and Openness,’ as the next Minister of Unification, “This is a deliberate provocation which demonstrates the South’s continuous confrontational stance towards us.”Whenever there has been a change of Minister of Unification North Korea has issued vicious criticisms early in their terms in order to tame the new Minister, but a direct expression of grievance before the Minister-designate has even been installed is unprecedented.It has been proposed that the North, by officially criticizing Hyun in its media, is stressing its intent not to engage in dialogue with the Lee administration, at least temporarily, in addition to the traditional tactics to subdue the Ministry.Minju Chosun maintained, “This is a criminal act which attempts to strengthen confrontation among families. ‘Vision 3000,’ which was drafted by Hyun, has caused North-South relations, which had been progressing smoothly since June 15th, to freeze to the point where they are no longer manageable.”The publication threatened, “The Lee administration, by taking this stance, is trying to drive inter-Korea relations into a catastrophic showdown. Due to Hyun’s appointment as Minister of Unification, the state of inter-Korea relations has become unpredictable.”It also added, regarding President Lee, “In 2009, he has not spoken a word about respecting and implementing the North-South Korea Joint Declaration. By selecting Hyun as the next Minister, [President Lee’s] intent to change the North’s attitude regarding the implementation of the Joint Declaration has been confirmed.”In July, 2008, Hyun In Taek, Minister-designate to the Ministry of Unification, said, “If North Korea’s disablement and verification progresses smoothly, the Lee administration will implement parts of Vision 3000. Above all, measures to improve North Korean education and standards of living will be undertaken.” He added that, “If North Korea’s intent to denuclearize its nuclear program is clarified by international society, then South Korea can step forwards in the inter-Korea economic cooperation process.” Facebook Twitter New Minister of Unification Criticized RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img SHARE Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest By Namgung Min – 2009.01.27 2:11pm News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

CDS sees need for default fund

first_img Amid ongoing global efforts to ensure the integrity of the financial industry infrastructure, CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. is proposing the creation of a new default fund. In the latest OSC Bulletin, the clearing firm CDS proposes rule amendments in order to create a new fund to guard against losses due to participant defaults. TMX Group takes steps to replace CDS, CCDC DTCC adds new Canadian trade reporting capabilities Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter FMIs made substantial enhancements to their risk management practices in 2016: reportcenter_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media According to the notice announcing the proposals, CDS identified the need to create a default fund in order to comply with new principles adopted by global regulators in the wake of the financial crisis, which are designed to ensure the stability of critical market infrastructure. The notice indicates that default funds are fundamental risk management tools for central counterparties (CCPs). “They are prefunded default arrangements composed of assets that have been contributed by a CCP’s participants and which may be drawn upon by the CCP in certain circumstances to cover losses or liquidity pressures resulting from participant defaults,” it says. The notice indicates that these sorts of default funds are expected to be universally adopted by the central counterparties that follow the global regulators’ principles for financial market infrastructure. And, it notes that many CCPs already have these sorts of funds in place. Comments on the proposals are due within 30 days. James Langton Keywords ClearingCompanies CDS Clearing and Depostitory Services Inc. last_img read more

Farmers Association Launches Radio Station

first_imgFarmers Association Launches Radio Station UncategorizedJune 2, 2008 RelatedFarmers Association Launches Radio Station Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jeffery Town Farmers Association (JTFA) in St. Mary has launched a community radio, JET FM 88.7, which will seek to air the “voices from the hills of St. Mary,” President of the association, Wordsworth Gordon has said.He told JIS News in an interview that the initiative for JET FM 88.7 came about as a long searching avenue to get the young people of Jeffery Town involved in agriculture.“The opportunity arose through UNESCO for the radio station, so we grabbed at it as it was an avenue where we would have the young people running the station and eventually be earning an income from it,” Mr. Gordon said.“We also needed a radio station to disseminate information as to best agricultural practices as well as information on marketing and pricing,” he said, explaining that the radio station would allow for the airing of the farm prices for various products, hence vendors would be able to bargain for themselves.He also noted that the radio station would seek to foster greater community spirit and selfworth and that it would be a major educational tool in the provision of information on environmental matters and social issues.Giving the charge at the official launch of JET FM 88.7 on May 27, was the Dean, Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of Technology (UTech), Dr. Carol Archer.“I charge you that you hold yourselves accountable, you hold your organization accountable and you hold your representatives accountable, so that this development will be sustained,” Dr. Archer said.Meanwhile, residents were excited about the launch of the radio station in Jeffery Town.Tanya Chin, youth member of the JET FM team told JIS News that the radio station was a blessing to the young people in the community.“Most young persons in this rural part of St. Mary do not have the opportunity or never had the opportunity to be on a radio station or even work with such high-tech equipment. It is voluntary work and we are gaining experience and empowering ourselves, so when we go out there we have something good to put on our curriculum vitae,” she said, and thanked the JTFA for providing such an opportunity for young people in Jeffery Town.Community member, Oneil Paddyfoot said that the idea of a community radio station was a very good one.“I like to see this thing that is going on, this radio station, because it is a nice thing in the community. It helps to develop the community and I like that. We can benefit from it because any thing that we have to announce, we can come out here and do our thing, so I believe that it can work,” he said.center_img RelatedFarmers Association Launches Radio Station RelatedFarmers Association Launches Radio Stationlast_img read more

From the VC for Student Affairs: Health and Wellness Summit to focus on holistic health support, resources

first_img Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Christina Gonzales Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 1, 2019 Save the dateInaugural Health & Wellness Summit  Thursday, April 25center_img In the Division of Student Affairs, we see it as our duty to invest in the emotional, physical, social and occupational wellness of our students. Their overall health and wellness is a critical component to their academic success at CU Boulder and beyond.Over the past year, through our Redefining Student Support initiative, we created Health and Wellness Services by integrating operations and services to better meet holistic student health needs. In working to support the changing needs of our students, we have made a number of positive and innovative changes to our services.One focus of our health and wellness initiatives has been applying research to practice. We’ve increased our collaboration with CU Boulder faculty to take current research and use it to inform our programs and services, as well as applying research from across the country. As we continue to establish a culture of holistic health and wellness at CU Boulder, we are also partnering with our other University of Colorado campus partners.After various collaborations and conversations, I am excited to announce this spring we will be hosting the first ever Health and Wellness Summit.The goal of this summit is to provide a one-stop shop for all campus community members—students, faculty and staff—to learn about the holistic approach to health and wellness and campus resources and support services.All sessions will have tips and information that attendees will be able to apply to their work and daily routines immediately. The summit will offer tailored tracks for students, faculty and staff with session topics including self-care, stress management, Mental Health First Aid, Supporting Student Resiliency, general health and more.I’m truly looking forward to bringing our campus community together, and I hope you’ll plan to join us on April 25 for this exciting opportunity to learn and improve the well-being of our campus community.Christina Gonzales Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Categories:Leadership CornerCampus Communitylast_img read more

Ministry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria

first_imgRelatedMinistry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health has confirmed three imported cases of malaria among members of the Haitian under 7 football1 team who are in the island to participate in CONCACAF. The persons are currently being treated. Other members are displaying symptoms of the illness and are also being treated. The Ministry has recommended that in the circumstances they do not participate in the tournament and therefore return to Haiti. These arrangements are presently being made. The Ministry has implemented its surveillance system to be able to quickly identify and treat any other cases.  Vector control measures, including fogging of adult mosquitoes have also been put in place.    There have been no locally transmitted cases of malaria since the start of the year.  Malaria is transmitted when a female Anopheles mosquito, infected with a malaria parasite bites an individual. Symptoms include fever, chills and headaches, muscle aches and tiredness. RelatedMinistry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria RelatedMinistry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria Advertisements Issued by: The Ministry of Health Ministry of Health Confirms Three Imported Cases of Malaria Health & WellnessFebruary 16, 2011last_img read more

News / Era of container terminal alliances nears after FMC approves Miami operator agreement

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 10/01/2017 During a speech to the North Atlantic Ports Association in Virginia at the beginning of December, FMC commissioner William Doyle suggested the Miami operators’ filing could form a template for terminal alliances to construct framework service agreements with liner alliances.And FMC chairman Mario Cordero argued that allowing terminal operators to cooperate ought to be to the benefit of shippers.“These two facilities are located in very close proximity to one another and allowing the entities that operate them the ability to communicate on a number of topics creates an opportunity to achieve efficiencies that potentially can benefit both the port of Miami and the shipping public more broadly,” he said.While discussion agreements among ocean carriers are commonly filed at the FMC, agreements between terminal operating companies have been less common to date, the organisation said.“We are always interested in receiving well-crafted proposals that seek discussion agreement authority that is narrowly tailored to achieve efficiencies,” Mr Cordero added.However, Neil Davidson, director of ports at Drewry Maritime Advisors, told The Loadstar that the agreement was also a response to the growing consolidation among shipping lines, and the FMC’s green light of the could pave the way for it to take place in other jurisdictions.“I think this is a really significant trend,” he said.“As to whether it could happen elsewhere in the world, I suppose each case would need to be considered by the relevant competition authorities. But you’d have to say that if the FMC is comfortable with the concept, then other regulators may well be too.”Mr Davidson also agreed that container terminal alliances were likely to work best for adjacent facilities. The Pomtoc terminal is owned by the port authority, while SFCT is managed by APM Terminals.He said: “As to whether it could work across ports, I think the value of such alliances diminishes with distance. Terminals will find it progressively harder, the further apart they are geographically I think.“Having said this, if they are in the same market and are substitutes for each other as far as shipping lines are concerned, then alliances still make sense,” Mr Davidson added.The more diverse the terminal ownership within a port, the greater benefits that terminal alliances could bring. The stand-out example is the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, which has 13 different terminals.Mr Davidson said there were other contenders.“I’ve done some research into which ports are most fragmented and besides LA-LB, good examples are Buenos Aires, Kobe, Osaka, Tokyo, Laem Chabang, Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Tianjin, Busan and Ningbo.“Note though, that it’s not always the case that every terminal in each port has a different operator.” Last month’s decision by the US Federal Maritime Commission to authorise two terminal operators in the port of Miami to create a “conference agreement”, allowing them common pricing and operational practices, paves the way for others to form alliances that mirror their shipping line customers.The FMC commissioners agreed not to prevent the Miami Marine Terminal Conference Agreement taking effect on 31 December/It allows two of the port’s three container terminals – Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company (Pomtoc) and South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) – to seek “cooperation and commonality in both business and operating matters”.An FMC statement added: “…the companies may establish a variety of common rates, rules, and practices as well as to meet to discuss these matters.”last_img read more