Unprecedented move by German prosecutors over Nazi imagery in satirical game

first_imgUnprecedented move by German prosecutors over Nazi imagery in satirical gameGame serves “both the arts and civic enlightenment” says PPOHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterTuesday 15th May 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet SharePotentially setting a legal precedent, German prosecutors have opted not to pursue legal action against makers of a video game which a depicted a mirrored swastika. Bundesfighter II Turbo was published last year by public broadcasting organisation Funk Media in an effort to encourage young and disenfranchised voters to participate in the German federal elections. The satirical web browser fighting game — featuring prominent German politicians as playable characters — was reported to authorities by a member of the Association for Germany’s Video and Computer Players (VDVC). In the game, Alexander Gauland — leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) — has a special move that involves contorting his body into the shape of a mirrored swastika. Under German law, the depiction of Nazi imagery in media is strictly regulated, and is only permissible under “social adequacy” clauses such as for education or satire. However, following a ruling in 1998 over Wolfenstein 3D, a German high court ruled that Nazi imagery was prohibited in video games and no consideration was given to the “social adequacy” clause.Due to the Wolfenstein 3D decision, no game which depicts Nazi imagery is able to obtain an age-rating from the German rating board (USK), including satirical games. In the case of Bundesfighter II, the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) confirmed there are no legal proceedings underway, despite noting the clearly recognisable mirrored swastika in the game, contravening the high court ruling.According to the PPO, the game serves “both the arts and civic enlightenment” — stating it is irrelevant whether digital games are art or not — and is therefore exempt from censorship. It is the first known decision from the PPO not to investigate a potential breach of censorship law in a video game. The Attorney General’s Office upheld the decision, suggesting that current legislation was “outdated”. The attorney general also noted that more adequate age-rating schemes had been implemented since 1998, and that video game have been recognised as art on principle since 2008. 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 A recent example where censorship was enforced is Wolfenstein II whereby developer Machine Games had to remove all Nazi imagery for its German release, despite the game’s artistic merits. While this decision by the PPO could set a legal precedent for games like Wolfenstein in the future, it’s not guaranteed. According to Sebastian Schwiddessen, an associate at legal firm Baker McKenzie, the attorney general’s decision would not necessarily bind the USK, which could still cite the original 1998 high court ruling as reason to deny age-rating. 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 storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 12 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 15 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

EA stock bounces back in wake of Apex Legends success

first_imgEA stock bounces back in wake of Apex Legends successAfter 18% drop following Q3 financials, company now trading higher than before the dipRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterFriday 8th February 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleElectronic ArtsEA has had a rather uneven week between its Q3 financial results and the release of Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale, Apex: Legends. Fortunately for the publisher, it looks like the latter may have healed some of the ills of the former.Following the Q3 financials, EA stock dipped a whopping 18% by closing on February 6 as the company announced it had missed its quarterly sales target, including the target unit sales for its major release for the period, Battlefield V. The game sold 7.3 million units in its launch quarter, where EA had anticipated closer to 8.3 million.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 EA remained optimistic for the remainder of the year, however, predicting its February release of Anthem to sell as many as 6 million units before the end of the fiscal year and also anticipating success from Apex Legends, which launched Monday.Though the jury will be out on Anthem until the end of the quarter on Anthem, Apex Legends has spend the week inspiring optimism, it seems. The free-to-play battle royale had a successful opening week, reaching 10 million total users and one million concurrent users in the first 72 hours after launch.Other factors may of course be at play, but in the wake of the announcement of 10 million players at the end of the day yesterday, EA’s stocks have surged back up to even higher than they were before the financials. At the time of this writing, share price has risen 14.47% from yesterday’s closing, up to $96.27 a share. For comparison, EA opened at $92.52/share on February 6 before the massive drop.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 storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 3 hours agoEA acquires Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead SoftwareCanadian studio fills another gap in FIFA publisher’s expanding sports portfolioBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments (1)AbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc2 years ago Electronic Arts (EA) retakes it #1 spot from Activision Blizzard in terms of revenue and /or market capitalization and they stop being less focus on being greedy and more risk taking like in 2008-2009 pre-Activision and Blizzard merger. Here i am hoping Apex is the only competition to Fortnite going forward. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Jens Begemann leaves Wooga after 11 years

first_imgJens Begemann leaves Wooga after 11 years”I believe the best moment for a founder to leave his company is when things are going really well,” says BegemannHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterMonday 27th April 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articlewoogaWooga CEO and co-founder Jens Begemann has stepped down after 11 years with the Berlin-based mobile developer. “I believe the best moment for a founder to leave his company is when things are going reallywell,” said Begemann. “Wooga is more successful than ever before. Our revenue has more than doubled since we became part of Playtika 18 months ago. Moreover employee engagement and happiness is the highest it has ever been. Still, I did not take the decision to leave lightly.”Begemann co-founded Wooga in 2009 alongside Philipp Moeser and Patrick Paulisch; it was acquired by social games company Playtika in 2018. Taking over from Begemann is Nai Chang, who has previously held leadership positions at Buffalo Studios, Zynga, and NaturalMotion. 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 “Jens and the team have built something remarkable and I’m excited to become a part of it,” said Chang. “The strong emphasis on company culture with its strong values is something that is particularly important to me. I’m looking forward to writing Wooga’s success story further together with this team of incredibly talented people.”If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] 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 storiesPlaytika acquires German casual studio WoogaDeal is worth a reported $100 million, with no layoffs to Wooga’s 180-strong teamBy Matthew Handrahan 2 years agoWhat’s the story at Wooga?CEO Jens Begemann explains the reasoning for the casual games studio’s plan to focus on story-driven gamesBy James Batchelor 3 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Youth has to do exactly what the opposition did in 1967

first_img‘Political earthquake’ is the term used for the historic election results of 1967. The watershed year of 1967 saw something unusual and unprecedented – the party which for years seemed to be the only option, the party which many thought could never suffer electoral losses, the strongest of all – the Congress – did terribly in both general and assembly elections! Congress witnessed its lowest ever tally of seats and share of votes since 1952 in the Lok Sabha. In the assembly elections, it lost as many as 9 states (including the state of Prime Ministers – Uttar Pradesh.) The famous saying was “You could take a train from Delhi to Howrah and not cross even a single Congress-ruled state.” One can easily conclude, it was the first major jolt to the grand old party.So what accounted for this seismic shift? The action of the opposition. Rising unemployment, economic downfall and price rise were issues vocally brought up by leaders like Ram Manohar Lohia who were efficient in realising the urgent need of highlighting the undemocratic and anti-poor attitude of the political dispensation. Bandhs, hartals and strikes were regularly called. These efforts eventually led to fruition. Congress suffered huge electoral losses due to its inefficiency. 1967 elections were a breaking point of the popular perception that Congress was there to stay forever. Most importantly, the call for change was made.Today after 50 years, India finds itself in almost the same situation. With record-high unemployment, alarming GDP numbers, and down falling economy, India faces major challenges and just like in 1967, the ruling party appears invincible, infallible – the strongest of all! What role is the opposition playing amidst these circumstances? How is the main opposition party Congress faring?Loyalists of the grand old party would argue that Congress is endeavouring hard, but the harsh truth is people of India do not repose faith in Congress or Rahul Gandhi. Taking solace from dislikes on PM’s Mann ki Baat would not help. Congress fails to recognise the mood of the nation and the pulse of the people. Rahul Gandhi has become what people call a ‘drawing room leader’ who is more active on Twitter than on the ground. (Ironically, majority of India doesn’t even exist on this microblogging site). In short, Congress has failed the people of India as the opposition. India deserves more, it needs a strong opposition which can expose the fault lines in administration, which can win the trust of people. But the reality is ugly. Let alone exposing the fault lines in administration, Congress doesn’t have its own house in order. Rather than passing resolutions against the regime, they are passing resolutions against their own leaders. Congress’ Lakhimpur Kheri unit, Uttar Pradesh, sought action against Congress leader Jitin Prasada for writing to Sonia Gandhi. This is enough to show that Congress has been reduced to just one ideology – ‘parivaarvad’. Thus there is little expectation from the Congress. It is almost as if there is no other party(other than the ruling party) left in the political landscape of India.At a time, when the opposition seems to be in no mood of doing its business what can be a possible solution? Youth.The youth of this nation should take the responsibility of exposing the fragilities of government. Until the young minds of this country start thinking about the collective good, India cannot become a world power. I call upon my comrades to understand that no political party presently is serious enough. All parties are busy filling their coffers. ‘Revolution’ would be a big word to use, but a ‘movement’ is surely something we need. Our future is what we should resolve to carve on our own.As they say, we have to fight for our right! So, how can change be brought in? One cannot lay down a complete roadmap. But one thing is sure, by asking questions and showing dissent, the establishment can be made more accountable. For asking questions, one needs to be, in the first place, more aware and sound of the political happenings. Each young person must assume that he or she is the opposition in this country. He or she is bound to assess the government’s policies and to figure out whether they are in the nation’s interests. We need to engage in politics.After all, politics is not a spectator’s sport, it’s an active sport. You and I have to do exactly what the opposition did in 1967. So let us pledge to ask questions, let us pledge to be less complacent, let us pledge to drop the ‘chaltaa hai’ attitude because it’s high time now. Change is what we want!last_img read more

Turbine Blade Breaks at NextEra’s Breckinridge Wind Center

first_img By chloecox – Linkedin Twitter Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project No posts to display RenewablesWind Linkedin Turbine Blade Breaks at NextEra’s Breckinridge Wind Center RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NextEra Energy Resources, operators of Breckinridge, noted one of the turbines wasn’t operating normally during routine monitoring before it broke. No one was injured in the incident. “We believe this was an isolated equipment issue, but we are inspecting each of the turbines at the wind farm to ensure they are operating normally,” said Steven Stengel, spokesman with NextEra. “We are working with the equipment manufacturer to provide a replacement blade.” Twittercenter_img Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas By Editors of Power Engineering 6.5.2017 Facebook Breckinridge consists of 57 1.7 MW GE XLE wind turbines. Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals Previous articleNERC: All U.S. Regions Will Meet Projected Summer Electricity DemandNext articleUpdate: Kemper County Component to be Redesigned chloecox TAGSNextEra A turbine blade broke at the 98-MW Breckinridge Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma, North American Windpower reported. Facebooklast_img read more

Electrician I

first_img-Overtime as needed by the University.-Deadlines due to malfunctioning equipment. FTE1.0 Work LocationWarrensburg Campus Department600330-Facilities – General Maintenance Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/FederalRequirements of Position:Criminal History check, Driver’s license FLSANonexempt Other Special Working Conditions Other Experience ClassificationCJS09 Special Working Conditions:On call/standby work required, Uniform required, Irregular workhours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions Other Education & Formal Training Special Qualifications: Lifting weight Closing Date -Formal Electrical or HVAC training and/or related militaryexperience may be substituted for the required experience.-Education may be substituted for experience or if experience maybe substituted for education. Note that equivalencies are based onthe following: AA or 60 credit hours = 2 years experience; BA/BS or120 credit hours = 4 years experience; MA/MS = 6 years experience;PhD = 8 years experience. Pay Rate$15.96/hour Computer Skills Open Until FilledYes Monday-Friday 11:30 am-8:00 pmOccasional nights and weekends Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, &State/Federal Requirements Position Information 1. Six (6) months experience in electrical service, operations,and/or preventive maintenance in an industrial or commercialsetting required.2. Additional experience and skills in the maintenance of varioustrades; plumbing, carpentry, or HVAC preferred. Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Working TitleElectrician I Experience -Computer software skills-Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decisionmaking, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.-General mechanical and electrical ability.-General knowledge of systems operations, steam, A/C, plumbing, andrefrigeration.-Ability to read and understand simple blueprints, diagrams,sketches, schematics, and drawings.-Willingness to be open to learning and growing.-Maturity of judgement and behavior.-Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.-Ability to maintain a positive attitude.-Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments withprofessionalism and respect.-Ability to work well under pressure-Ability to work well alone and in a team. Specify sensory abilities: Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Night Maintenance,this position maintains, repairs, and conducts preventivemaintenance for the Night Maintenance Shop. Provides additionalassistance in the completion of routine and emergency work ordersthat require the use of other trade skills for the NightMaintenance Shop. Ability to Keyboard Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:Communication skills, including oral, written, and/ornonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Physicalabilities:mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance Required DocumentsRequired Documents Optional Documents -North American Technical Excellence – Ready-to Work Certificaterequired. Position Number999314 Working hours: Other Special Qualifications Physical & Environmental Factors:Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extremetemperatures, Exposure to fumes and/or chemicals, Exposure toheights, Exposure to loud noises Do you understand that the university requires a backgroundcheck for this position and that any job offer made to the selectedcandidate is contingent upon the results of this check?YesNo Posting Date04/14/2021 -Exposure to electrical current.-Work in cramped spaces, hot areas, wet areas-Work from ladders, scaffolds, lifts and bucket truck Position TitleElectrician I Special Instructions to Applicants: Education & Formal TrainingHigh school diploma or equivalent, Formal training (specify),Education/Experience substitution (specify) Position Purpose Other Physical & Environmental Factors Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Bargaining UnitYes Completed UCM online application for employment required.Incomplete applications will not be considered.A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate ofthis position and any job offer is contingent on the results ofthis check.The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employerand specifically invites applications from women, minorities,veteran status, and people with disabilities.last_img read more

Young people back ‘chamber of EU citizens’

first_imgDane Asbjorn Lyby, chairman of Youth 2002, said: “It was a great event and our hope is that more young people – and, indeed, other European citizens – will be given the same opportunity to take such an active role.” Meanwhile, a group of Eurosceptic MEPs, including Dane Jens-Peter Bonde, and UK Conservative David Heathcoat-Amory, this week unveiled an alternative to the skeleton constitution unveiled by Giscard last week. Branding Giscard’s treaty as the first step to an EU “superstate”, the so-called Democracy Forum called for simplified decision-making, more transparency and national parliamentary control.Bonde said: “The constitution presented by Giscard will create a United States of Europe. We need an alternative vision to stop parliaments from being stripped of their powers by a future superstate.”The Convention is due to finish its work in June 2003. This is one of the recommendations contained in a draft treaty drawn up by 1,000 young people from 33 European countries who took part in a ‘Youth 2002’ event in Denmark this summer.The draft supports the overall aim of the Convention on Europe’s future in attempting to “reconnect” the EU with its citizens. It also envisages the establishment of a ‘Chamber of Citizens’ which would represent the interests of ordinary people.The document calls for the Charter of Fundamental Rights to be incorporated into any future treaty. The draft has been sent to Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the chairman of the Convention, and will also be distributed to heads of state and government leaders at the Copenhagen summit next month.last_img read more

White House: Iran wanted more prisoners released in deal

first_imgThe Justice Department Sunday formally announced the names of the four recipients of pardons and three individuals receiving commutations in connection with the Iran deal. The announcement tracked with details reported by POLITICO Saturday based on comments from a U.S. official, Iranian media reports and court records.Absent from the list were the defendants in most the notorious case of Iran-linked terrorism prosecuted in the U.S. in recent years—a plot to kill the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. by bombing a popular Washington restaurant. One Iranian-American defendant, Manssor Arbabsiar, pled guilty in the case and was sentenced in 2013 to 25 years in prison. Also charged in the case was Gholam Shakuri, a commander in Iran’s elite Quds force, who was accused of paying thousands of dollars to facilitate the operation. A warrant for Shakuri’s arrest remains outstanding.The Obama Administration also appears to have shied away from granting clemency or dropping charges involving sanctions violations linked to violence against Americans, such as several cases relating to parts allegedly found in improvised explosive devices used against U.S. forces in Iraq.However, the move to grant clemency to seven individuals and to drop charges against 14 others still at large and wanted in sanctions and export-related cases does challenge the credibility of the administration’s announcement Saturday that it was imposing new sanctions on 11 people and companies involved in Iran’s ballistic missile efforts. If the administration is letting people off the hook for violating existing sanctions, some may doubt its seriousness about enforcing new ones.Administration officials sought to pre-empt such arguments Sunday, by insisting that the clemency grants and dropped prosecutions were extraordinary, one-off events.“We are making clear that this is a one-time, unprecedented situation with the release of prisoners, and we are going to enforce our sanctions as necessary going forward with respect to issues like ballistic missiles and terrorism,” the senior U.S. official said. Ali Saboonchi – District of Maryland (Commutation)Offenses: One count of conspiracy to violate the Iranian embargo and seven counts of violating the Iranian embargo. Also On POLITICO Forum Is Iran really so evil? By Stephen Kinzer Obama grants clemency to seven in Iran deal By Josh Gerstein Iran: Now the hard part begins By Michael Crowley Khosrow Afghahi – Southern District of Texas (Pardon)Offenses: One count of conspiracy to violate the Iranian embargo and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), one count of violating the Iranian embargo, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of money laundering.Tooraj Faridi – Southern District of Texas (Pardon)Offenses: One count of conspiracy to violate the Iranian embargo and the EAR, two counts of violating the Iranian embargo and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.Bahram Mechanic – Southern District of Texas (Pardon)Offenses: One count of conspiracy to violate the Iranian embargo and the EAR, six counts of violating the Iranian embargo and the EAR, five counts of violating the Iranian embargo, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, eight counts money laundering and one count of failure to file Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs).Nima Golestaneh – District of Vermont (Pardon)Offenses: Four counts of wire fraud, one count each of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization and accessing a computer without authorization.Nader Modanlo, aka Modanlu and Modanlou – District of Maryland (Commutation)Offenses: One count of conspiracy to violate the Iranian embargo, two counts of violating the Iranian embargo, one count each of money laundering and obstruction of bankruptcy proceedings.Arash Ghahreman – Southern District of California (Commutation)Offenses: One count of conspiracy to violate the Iranian embargo, one count of conspiracy to smuggle goods from the United States, one count of attempting to violate the Iranian embargo, one count of smuggling, one count of conspiracy to money launder and two counts of money laundering. During high-level Iran-U.S. diplomatic talks, Iran sought release of a broader set of prisoners than the seven to whom President Barack Obama ultimately granted clemency, a senior Obama Administration official said Sunday.The official suggested, but did not say outright, that some of those Iran wanted released had engaged in or were accused of crimes of violence. However, the seven individuals Obama granted pardons or commutations to in connection with the multi-faceted deal were all charged with or convicted of export control or sanctions-related violations.“We … did not have to release any Iranians involved in terrorism or convicted of violent crimes. Iran had a significantly higher number of individuals, of course, at the beginning of this negotiation that they would have liked to have seen released. But we were able to winnow that down to these seven individuals, six of whom are Iranian Americans,” said the U.S. official, who spoke to reporters Sunday on condition of anonymity. The official also said prisoner swaps like the one carried out with Iran are “nothing new,” alluding to a long history of U.S. spy exchanges with Russia and the Soviet Union. However, the official quickly noted one difference with many of those cases: in this instance, the U.S. is insisting that Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and the others released over the weekend were not engaged in any intelligence mission.“This did not relate to intelligence assets,” the official stressed. “These were releases that were undertaken by each side on a humanitarian basis.”The administration has not yet released a list of the 14 individuals who had prosecutions against them dropped, but many of them have been identified from court records. At least one of those individuals, Alireza Goudarzi, appears to have won his freedom as a result of the deal. He was being held in Malaysia for potential extradition to the U.S.Other cases could have some international fallout or complications. last year, Turkey extradited Iranian hacker Nima Golestaneh to face federal computer crime charges in Vermont. Jail records show he was released Sunday as part of the deal with Iran.Media reports said Turkey turned over Golestaneh in order to persuade the U.S. to extradite activist and cleric Fethullah Gulen, who lives In Pennsylvania and is wanted in Turkey on charges of trying to overthrow the government. So, far the U.S. hasn’t turned Gulen over.Here’s the list of pardons and commutations Obama granted as part of the Iran deal:last_img read more

20 Photos That Convey The Magic Of Phish’s Magnaball

first_imgFull Gallery Below: Load remaining images Phish Plays Scorching Secret Set To Close Out Magnaball Day Two Phish Closes Out Magnaball Festival With A (Martian) Monster Performancecenter_img Phish Magnaball Day 1: The Band Who Stepped Into Yesterday Phish’s Magnaball festival this past weekend was an absolute success. From the special sense of community throughout Watkins Glen International Raceway in New York, to wacky attractions and activities like a “laboratory” full of “scientists” and a wild late night club, to the band playing on another level throughout their eight sets of the weekend, Magnaball was truly a remarkable weekend.Photographer Patrick Hughes was on site to capture the magic of it all. Check out our top 20 photos, with a full gallery at the bottom.last_img read more

The Automaster BMW holds ribbon cutting for newly renovated showroom

first_imgAutomaster,Vermont Business Magazine The Automaster has completed the final details of their BMW showroom renovation and celebrated its completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on November 11, 2015. Deconstruction began on November 24, 2014. The total renovation included stripping the existing building down to the structural steel and rebuilding a completely updated showroom, with an expansion of 980 square feet of new showroom space to the existing footprint. Construction of the new state-of-the-art facility was completed in June.“The new BMW showroom features an open, airy and welcoming space for both our guests and our employees,” said Dale Fillion, General Manager of The Automaster. “The renovation included the addition of many new amenities, like the Isetta bar (a complimentary refreshment bar) and a lot of new, state-of-the-art technology, like the new iDisplay ,” Fillion noted.Liz Costandi, BMW Client Advisor, The Automaster; Jacques Lefrancios, BMW GSM, The Automaster; Joe Colangelo, Shelburne Town Manager, Ann Hogan, Shelburne Town Planning Commissioner, Randy Adams, BMW Client Advisor, The Automaster; Gerry Barker, BMW Senior Client Advisor, The Automaster; TJ Maynard, BMW Client Advisor, The Automaster; Dale Fillion, General Manager, The Automaster; John DuBrul III, VP The Automaster; Casey Webster, BMW Client Advisor, The Automaster; Steele DuBrul, VP The Automaster; Kyle DuBrul, VP The Automaster; Jenna Gagliasso, BMW Client Advisor, The Automaster; Mike McLaughlin, VP Bread Loaf Corporation; John Johnston, VP of MEP Services, Bread Loaf Corporation; Dutton Smith, Project Manager, Bread Loaf Corporation; Fred Bellucci, VP of Estimating, Bread Loaf Corporation.The BMW iDisplay is a new, interactive display platform designed to allow guests, without or without the guidance of a BMW Genius, to learn about and explore the features of the new BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV). The platform even includes a fully functional charging station.Bread Loaf Corporation of Middlebury, Vermont served as the architect and general contractor for the project.ABOUT THE AUTOMASTER(link is external)Founded by Jack DuBrul in 1968, The Automaster, Inc. is a family-owned and operated Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Honda dealership located at 3328 Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vermont. A part of The Automaster family, MINI of Burlington is a stand-alone dealership located at 74 Champlain Drive in Shelburne, Vermont. The company looks to create a sustainable legacy that redefines luxury within the industry, inspires passion and confidence among their customers, allows for professional growth and security for their employees, and to continually increase their involvement in the communities they serve.ABOUT BREAD LOAF CORPORATION(link is external)Bread Loaf Corporation, located in Middlebury, Vermont, integrates planning, architecture and building solutions to help clients grow their businesses, campuses and cultural institutions. Thriving on innovative ideas and excellent work since 1968, our commitment to Bread Loaf’s mission begins again every day. Our professionals are the architects, planners and builders who translate each client’s vision, brand, and goals into remarkable spaceslast_img read more