Discord Slack for gamers tops 250 million registered users

first_img Share your voice Culture Gaming 0 Post a commentcenter_img Many gamers these days like to play online with friends. Discord helps them do that. Getty Images You may never have heard of Discord, but you might soon. The chat app built initially for gamers has been steadily expanding outside that world as it’s increasingly used by YouTube personalities, podcasters, hackers and more. Overall, the company says it counts more than 250 million registered users, or basically the same number of people who’ve signed up to play the cultural phenom Fortnight. More than 56 million people log in each month on the app, which marks its fourth anniversary Monday. “As Discord has grown, it’s gone mainstream,” the company said in a statement. direct-message-screenDiscord is praised for its sleek design, similar to business chat software Slack. Discord While it’s true the 165-person company has become popular outside of gaming, its most popular “servers” (or, chat rooms) are typically gaming related. The top server is for Fortnite, followed by a similar battle game Spellbreak, then Fortnite competitor PUBG. Microsoft’s world building game Minecraft, Supercell’s strategy game Clash Royale and Ubisoft’s Rainbow 6 military survival game are also popular. Its good-natured gaming roots and slick design have made it popular among gamers looking to easily chat with friends or organize a gaming session from across town or on another side of the world. It’s often called “Slack for gamers,” a reference to the similarly designed business software that’s expected to hold an initial public offering this year. But Discord has a darker side. White supremacists and hackers have gravitated to the platform, in part because of its ease of use and insufficient bureaucracy to track and punish them. That’s different from companies like Facebook and Twitter, which have employee bases many times larger than Discord’s and have taken a harder line, even using computer programs to identify and then excise bad actors from their communities.  Still, San Francisco-based Discord is pushing forward. It’s launched a game sales service to compete with the likes of Fortnite maker Epic and Valve’s popular “Steam” store. The company declined to say how many games it’s sold through that effort.  Tagslast_img read more

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For Best Debutant Sara Ali Khan this is the most important thing

first_imgSara Ali KhanPR HandoutThe promising actress who emerged as the best debutant with her first film, Sara Ali Khan is also one of the most sought after actresses currently where her films have charted smashing records at the box office. With the beginning of a successful acting journey, this is what Sara has to say about what the most important thing is for her.With many things happening simultaneously, the most important thing for Sara for her career as an actor is conviction. Talking about it Sara shares, “I look at my career as a new chapter and it gets extremely important to act. I think it’s extremely important to do good work and it’s extremely important to remember that fame. So one thing that I look for sure is conviction. Either in my role or in my director, or in my script, or in the world, there needs to be a conviction.”The actress seems to be grounded even after seeing success early in her career, owing to the values she has inculcated throughout her life and a testimony of the same is the gestures of the actress at various instances. Sara created immense buzz much before her debut and is a Paparazzi favourite which surely makes her the ‘Buzz girl’ of the industry.Sara chose the unconventional path as she made her debut in the Hindi film industry right after she finished her education where she studied abroad. Only after the release of her films, Sara chose to get featured on the covers of the leading magazines. Spotted always with a smile and greeting everyone the actress comes across as the warmest celebrity.Sara Ali Khan who is just 2 films old in Bollywood, has become the sensation within such a short span of time with marketers betting big on her and filmmakers seeking to sign her.The actress already has 11 brand endorsements in her kitty, with an estimated annual revenue of over 30 crores, this year alone and the brands range right from a sports brand to a jewellery brand.The actress will be next seen in recently announced Imtiaz Ali ‘s next alongside Kartik Aaryan and with Varun Dhawan Coolie No. 1 both of it slated to release next year.last_img read more

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Tihar is not just a jail

first_imgThe Bollywood number Abhi Mujhe Kahin Baaki Thodi Si Hai Zindagi was among the many songs performed by the artistes of the band Flying Souls on Wednesday. This band is one that you don’t hear every day. The band is formed by the inmates of Tihar. It was interesting to see on the book launch at the Air Force Auditorium, how the inmates, with the help of the Police Department have made something of their lives in Tihar. The Coffee Table Book of Delhi prisons was launched by Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament and S K Shrivastava, Cheif Secretary, GNCT of Delhi.  The launch was held under the guidance of Director General (Prisons), Vimla Mehra. A spirited lady, she spoke of what one can expect in the book. She also spoke of how she has made constant efforts of reformation and rehabilitation of the prisoners. Also interestingly, the cover of the book is made of Khadi. That cloth has been made by the inmates. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Meenakshi Lekhi commented jokingly at this saying, ‘I told Vimla that the cloth quality is so fine. If you guys weave this cloth, I will wear sarees made only of this cloth then. I wioll be your brand ambassador (laughs). And if I wear it in the sansad, you can imagine the impact it will have.’T M Bhasin, CMD, Indian Bank was also present. Indian Bank has extended their hand towards Tihar Ashram, as they call it, for recruiting the people at insensitive positions once they are out of the prison. It was a very welcomed gesture by the various bureaucrats sitting in the event. Eminent people like Kiran Bedi and Vartika Nanda were also present at the launch. A book was also presented to Kiran Bedi who is seen as the foundation of the reform movement in Tihar. The launch ended with a scintillating performance by the Flying Souls band. The song, Tinka Tinka Tihar written by Vimla Mehra and Nanda ended the occasion.last_img read more

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Trading tales

first_imgThe Indian Institute of Foreign Trade commemorated its 52nd Foundation day at its New Delhi Campus. Professor Bibek Debroy, member, NITI Aayog, was the chief guest for the occasion. Surajit Mitra, director, IIFT, presided over the function. Mitra in his welcome address paid tribute to all its former and present faculty, employees and alumni of IIFT. Bibek Debroy in his keynote address, “IIFT — from now to where” dwelt at length on the challenges faced by the Indian and World economies and IIFT’s role in the changing global business environment”. Debroy also advised IIFT to play a substantially larger role in shaping trade policies and act as a think tank to all stakeholders.last_img

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Slip road remains closed following coach accident on M6

first_imgThe location of the accident (A) (Image: Inrix) There are currently delays of around an hour as a result of the collision, with congestion stretching back to J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) according to Traffic England. A Cheshire Police spokesman added delays were expected to continue on the road into the evening. He said: “Colleagues from Cheshire Fire have removed two casualties from the coach and handed them over into the care of paramedics. “We’re still seeing a large build up of traffic on the M6 Southbound as a result of the earlier collision at Junction 16. “Please avoid the area if possible, seeking alternate routes or waiting for the traffic to be flowing again before travelling. “Normal traffic conditions are expected between 8.30pm and 8.45pm.” It is unclear how many vehicles apart from the coach were involved in the accident. Read MoreMan, 32, punched reveller who performed oral sex on him The coach caused damaged to a nearby barrier – leading to overnight repairs being required (Image: Alsager Fire Station/Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service) The two casualties, a man and a woman, were both removed from the coach on longboards and handed into the care of paramedics. A total of 20 passengers were on the coach at the time of the accident, with the fire service confirming the other 18 passengers, who had got off the coach before firefighters arrived, had been moved to a ‘safe area’ after a cordon was set up. All traffic on the motorway was temporarily held until 3pm – but now only one lane and the exit slip road remain closed. A Highways England spokesman said: “M6 J16 southbound exit slip road for A500 is closed for barrier repair work following extensive damage from accident this afternoon. “Expected closed into the late evening. Traffic for Stoke-on-Trent and A50 use J15.” Read MoreTwo officers CLEARED of misconduct over death of man, 34, in police van Firefighters had to remove the door to rescue the two people trapped inside (Image: Alsager Fire Station/Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service) National Express apologised for the delays the accident caused and confirmed two passengers had been taken to hospital. A spokesman said: “A National Express coach was involved in an incident on the M6 earlier this afternoon. “The vehicle was a 325 service from Manchester to Birmingham “Following the accident two passengers were taken to hospital. “The other passengers were moved by an alternative vehicle and have since arrived in Birmingham and been spoken to by our staff. “Arrangements have been made to continue their journeys or they have completed their journeys in Birmingham.” Read MoreBar worker, 21, killed himself in Stoke-on-Trent park The 325 services usually stop at Stoke-on-Trent as part of their route. North West Motorway Police said they were called a separate accident on the M6 northbound between J16 and J17 after reports of a vehicle fire. Firefighters from Crewe, Nantwich and Middlewich were called, but this was revealed to be a false alarm. The force also confirmed the slip road would be shut overnight for barrier repairs. A spokesman said: “J16 M6 SB exit slip will be closed overnight due to damage to the barrier.” We’ll bring you live updates as we get them on the feed below. Read MoreCrash victim, 18, still fighting for life after A50 smash killed teenage driver Two people are in hospital after being left trapped in a National Express coach following a multi-vehicle accident on a slip road of the M6 motorway. Traffic data company INRIX reports the exit sliproad on the southbound carriageway J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) remains closed The slip road is set to remain shut overnight to allow emergency barrier repairs to take place. One lane of the southbound carriageway was also closed, but has now reopened – however long delays continue in the area. Emergency services, including four fire engines, were called to the scene – and a man and woman have now been extracted from the coach. Neither passenger is believed to have been seriously injured. A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said fire engine from Crewe, Sandbach, Congleton and Alsager have managed to get into the coach to reach the trapped people – who are now being attended by paramedics. She said: “At around 3pm firefighters were called to a collision on the Junction 16 slip road on the M6 southbound. “On arrival crews discovered that two people were trapped on a coach. “Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to cut the coach’s doors off and widen the opening. “Police and the Highways Agency were also in attendance. “The slip road at Junction 16 and lane one of the motorway were closed while the incident was being dealt with. “Firefighters were at the scene for around an hour and 20 minutes.” Read More’Superior and arrogant’ businessman jailed for seven years Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.Key EventsSummary as of 6pm17:5821:35End of live reportThis live report is now ending for the night. The slip road remains closed and it is unclear when it will reopen tonight.20:31Statement from National ExpressA National Express spokesman said the company apologised for the delays the accident caused.He addedA National Express coach was involved in an incident on the M6 earlier this afternoon.The vehicle was a 325 service from Manchester to BirminghamFollowing the accident two passengers were taken to hospital. The other passengers were moved by an alternative vehicle and have since arrived in Birmingham and been spoken to by our staff.Arrangements have been made to continue their journeys or they have completed their journeys in Birmingham.”19:37Slip road expected to be closed late into night19:29More photos from the accident on the M6Alsager Fire Station tweeted these photographs (Image: Alsager Fire Station/Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service) (Image: Alsager Fire Station/Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service)18:38Coach belonged to National ExpressThe coach involved in the accident (Image: North West Motorway Police)18:29The broken down lorry being clearedThe broken down lorry on the M6 (Image: Highways England)18:28Delays reducingA Highways England spokesman said:Delays M6 southbound from J18 – J16 are now reducing quickly following this afternoons accident near J16…. our contractors are just towing clear an un-related broken down HGV to get an extra lane open. “18:11Lane on main carriageway reopensThe lane on the main carriageway has reopened, but the slip road remains closed.17:58KEY EVENTSummary as of 6pmEmergency services were called just before 3pm to an accident involving a coach and other vehicles on the exit sliproad of the M6 southbound at junction 1620 passengers were on board the coach at the time of the accident. 18 were evacuated and moved to safe area with two more trapped inside.Four fire engines were called to the scene and cut their way into the coach to rescue the pair, a man and a woman, who were handed over to paramedics.One lane of the M6 itself, and the exit sliproad remain closed.Long delays continue, with congestion reported back towards junction 18 – with delays expected until almost 9pmThe exit slip road will remain shut overnight for emergency barrier repairsWe’ll keep you updated throughout the evening17:53Slip road to be closed overnightNorth West Motorway Police have confirmed the road slip road will be closed overnight.A spokesman said: ““J16 M6 SB exit slip will be closed overnight due to damage to the barrier.”17:38Delays expected to continue on M6 until just before 9pmA Cheshire Police spokeswoman said:M6 Latest: We’re still seeing a large build up of traffic on the M6 Southbound as a result of the earlier collision at Junction 16. Please avoid the area if possible, seeking alternate routes or waiting for the traffic to be flowing again before travelling. Normal traffic conditions are expected between 8.30pm and 8.45pm.”17:28Delays on M6 continueA Highways England spokesman said:“Extra lane now open M6 southbound J17 – J16… still some long delays 45mins from J18 through Cheshire. this afternoon.“Be aware due to the earlier accident the J16 south exit slip road remaining closed due to barrier damage which is expected to be repaired overnight.”17:24Broken down lorry adding to delays There is also a broken down lorry in the queues blocking lane one (of three). 16:51Casualties removed from vehicleCheshire Fire and Rescue Service have removed both casaulties, a man and a woman, from the vehicle and they are now in the care of paramedics.16:23A Cheshire Fire and Resce Service spokeswoman said:There were a total of 20 passengers on the coach, including the two casualties. Passengers are currently in a safe area after a cordon was set up.”16:22Total of 20 people on board coach at time of accidentThere were a total of 20 people on board the coach at the time of the accident.16:16Slow traffic reported on northbound carriageway as well Slow traffic due to people slowing to look at accident on the opposite side on M6 Northbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).There is an accident at J16 on the southbound carriageway. 16:16Delays of an hour now reportedDelays of an hour are now reported on the southbound carriageway, with congestion still reported back to junction 17.16:07Full update from Cheshire Fire and Rescue ServiceA spokesman said: “Crews have removed the doors and gained access to the coach.“Paramedics are in attendance to deal with the casualties.“The slip road at Junction 16 and lane one of the motorway are now fully closed while the incident is being dealt with.2Police and the Highways Agency are also in attendance.”16:06People inside being treated by paramedicsThe two people who were trapped are being treated by paramedics, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed.16:06Firefighters have entered the coachCheshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed they have got into the vehicle16:03Cheshire Police confirm they are at the sceneA Cheshire Police spokesman said:Emergency services are currently responding to a collision involving a coach on the #M6 Southbound near to Junction 16. More details to follow.”15:57Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service statementA spokeswoman said: At around 3pm firefighters were called to a collision on the Junction 16 slip road on the M6 southbound.Crews are currently removing the doors of a coach to remove two people who are trapped in the vehicle.This incident will be updated when more information becomes available.” 15:57Four fire engines at the sceneFour fire engines, from Crewe, Sandbach, Congleton and Alsager are at the scene.15:56Two people trapped in coach in accident on M6Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service say two people are trapped in the coach on the M6 – and firefighters are working to free them.15:49Reports of separate incident on M6 northboundNorth West Motorway Police have just tweeted there is an accident on the M6 northbound between J16 and J17. We have no further information on this at this stage but will keep you posted.15:46Delays now up to 50 minutesDelays are now up to 50 minutes15:30What we know so far:Accident took place at around 2.50pmA number of vehicles, including a coach, are involvedThe accident has taken place near junction 16 on the southbound carriageway of the M6One lane and the exit sliproad are closedEmergency services are at the sceneThere are delays of around 40 minutes, with traffic reaching back to junction 1715:2840 minute delays against trafficThere are now 40 minute delays against traffic.15:1830 minute delays against expected trafficThere are currently 30 minute delays against expected traffic, according to Traffic England.last_img read more

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Eptifibatide Market by Technology Application Geography – Analysis Forecast

first_imgSmart Personal Protective Equipment Eptifibatide Market 2019-2026 Observe the complete assessment of Global Industry and provide meaningful data market Opportunity, Size, demand, growth, regions and Product Type (0.75mg/ml Eptifibatide, 2mg/ml Eptifibatide), Application (Unstable Angina, Myocardial Infarction, Others) and Forecast till 2026Global Eptifibatide Market is primarily driven by increasing prevalence of acute cardiac ischemic and percutaneous coronary intervention disorders. However, side effects associated with drug such as allergy and hypertension might hamper the market growth.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3199125?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=AnilBy Market Players: Merck, Taj Pharmaceuticals, Gland Pharma, AuroMedics Pharma, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Hybio Pharmaceutical, GlaxoSmithKline, Schering-Plough Corporation, Novetide, CignaThe report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Eptifibatide industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Eptifibatide industry, followed by industry news and policies.The report includes an analysis of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. In addition, the market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region.The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the Eptifibatide industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the Eptifibatide industry, followed by industry news and policies.The Global Eptifibatide Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being some of the most prominent ones.For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end.Inquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3199125?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=AnilTable of ContentsChapter 1 Executive SummaryChapter 2 Abbreviation and AcronymsChapter 3 PrefaceChapter 4 Market LandscapeChapter 5 Market Trend AnalysisChapter 6 Industry Chain AnalysisChapter 7 Latest Market DynamicsChapter 8 Trading AnalysisChapter 9 Historical and Current Eptifibatide in North America (2019-2024)Chapter 10 Historical and Current Eptifibatide in South America (2019-2024)Chapter 11 Historical and Current Eptifibatide in Asia & Pacific (2019-2024)Chapter 12 Historical and Current Eptifibatide in Europe (2019-2024)Chapter 13 Historical and Current Eptifibatide in MEA (2019-2024)Chapter 14 Summary for Global Eptifibatide (2019-2024)Chapter 15 Global Eptifibatide Forecast (2019-2024)Chapter 16 Analysis of Global Key VendorsAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Uniworld treats clients to the best upgrade on 20 itineraries

first_img Posted by Share Thursday, March 2, 2017 TORONTO — A new promotion by Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is giving travellers the chance to upgrade their stateroom and receive a special air travel incentive on more than 20 itineraries.The ‘You Deserve the Best Upgrade’ global promotion, which varies by country, is applicable to all guests on select bookings in Europe, Egypt, India and Vietnam.Clients must book select 2017 voyages by April 30 to receive a complimentary stateroom upgrade. In addition, those who purchase business class flights from Uniworld with their trip will receive a $1,000 credit per person on the cruise fare on select itineraries.“We believe guests deserve the very best onboard, onshore and in the air,” said Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld. “We want our guests to have the Uniworld experience from start to finish, which is why we are upgrading their travel experience beginning the moment they depart for their journey.”Among the select European itineraries compatible with this promotion are the ‘Splendors of Italy’ and the ‘Gems of Northern Italy’ itineraries. The former is a 15-day journey from Milan to Rome, while the latter travels from Milan to Venice over the course of 10 days.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?Other departures include the new 10-day ‘Rhine Main Discovery & Munich’, which travels from Munich to Cologne and includes Uniworld’s new Jewish Heritage programming and exclusive excursions, and the eight-day ‘Paris & Normandy’ cruise aboard Uniworld’s newest Super Ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre.For more details go to uniworld.com/youdeservethebest. Uniworld treats clients to the ‘best upgrade’ on 20+ itinerariescenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Uniworld << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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