Daily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE By Daily NK – 2005.07.12 1:41pm News [imText1]On April 15, the UN Human Rights Commission passed a resolution calling on the international community to apply pressure on North Korea to stop its human rights abuses. South Korea, however, refused to align its policies with the UN resolution. Insisting that international pressure might provoke Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s dictator-leader, into tightening his political and social control over his people, rather than promote human rights, the South Korean government argued that humanitarian aid and economic assistance were the only ways to improve human rights in the isolated regime. In taking its stand, South Korea fails to appreciate the importance of international pressure. The UN’s resolution is not the first attempt by an international group to apply pressure to North Korea, nor has international pressure over the past decade been ineffective. To the contrary, there is much evidence that international pressure has had positive effects for the citizens of North Korea.Throughout the history of modern government, even the most ruthless dictators have been responsive to worldwide media exposure and resultant international action. Kim, who has worked long and hard to establish his reputation as one of the most brutal dictators in history, has proven no exception to this rule. For example, Amnesty International’s demand since 1979 to investigate North Korean detention facilities led to the permanent closure of a few camps by 1991, according to former prison guard Ahn Myong Chul, who defected to South Korea in 1994. During the mid-1990s, when North Korean defectors began flocking en masse to the Chinese border, many were captured, sent to gulags, or shot dead at the border. International pressure on North Korea and China to stop the oppressive treatment of defectors led to a noticeable decrease in the use of extreme punishment. Today, most captured defectors serve only a few months of imprisonment in labor training camps.During summit meetings between Japan and North Korea in 2002, Japanese officials confronted Kim about Japanese citizens who had been abducted and detained in North Korea. At first, Kim denied their existence. Then, when the officials persisted, he came to admit his regime’s culpability, even going so far as to make a public apology. Kim’s apology confirms that even the most oppressive dictators are responsive to global exposure of their inhumane actions—a revelation reaffirmed by the fact that even after the Japanese abductees were not returned to North Korea after visiting their family members in Japan, Japan succeeded in getting further concessions from North Korea.During the mass famine of the late 1990s, public executions by way of hangings, shootings, and burnings at the stake were staged monthly in every town as a means of suppressing dissent. The video of a public execution smuggled out of North Korea and viewed all over the world in March 2005 suggests an entirely new method of media exposure that has the potential to solicit a broad coalition of international support. Over the past few years, as international human rights organizations have been more consistently acknowledging the seriousness of public executions, their frequency in North Korea has decreased significantly. At a minimum, the smuggled film’s exposure to the global media should provide another deterrent to the regime’s use of public executions as a means of discouraging public opposition. At best, by revealing North Korea’s penchant for violence, the film could boost the ability of international human rights groups to rally the support necessary to deal a fatal blow to Kim Jong Il s regime. Presently, international exposure seems to be a sure-footed means of weakening the regime’s horrible machinery of terror—and the success of global efforts depend entirely on the strength of the international support garnered.According to a traditional Korean proverb, “the frog doesn’t remember his days of being a tadpole.” Within the current human rights context, top officials in South Korea resemble frogs that do not remember the days when they urgently needed—and received—international help in their own fight for freedom against militant authoritarianism. Today, they disregard the fact that their brother tadpole to the north urgently needs the same kind of support from free governments worldwide. Now is not the time to dispute whether foreign pressure will benefit North Koreans. Rather, it is time for the international community to apply the pressure it takes to instill in North Korean society a doctrine in which human rights are respected, for the benefit of a people who may have never known freedom in their lifetimes.Young Howard is a North Korean democracy activist. He is a currently a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China International Pressure Does Make a Difference in North Korean Human Rights News
Related news Malcolm Morrison The Canadian dollar failed to catch a lift from higher oil and metal prices, down 0.21 of a cent at 100.03 cents US. The April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained $1.9 to US$109.7 a barrel, its highest level since May 3, 2011. Crude oil had advanced more than $1.50 on Thursday amid data showing the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits last week was unchanged and that the four-week average was the lowest in four years. Other data showed house prices rising at the end of last year. But Iran has been widely responsible for crude jumping from $96 earlier this month amid growing tension over the country’s nuclear program and fears global crude supplies could be disrupted. Some analysts believe that economic sanctions by the United States and Europe and countermeasures by Iran will help keep crude prices elevated this year. That has led to increasing concern that a continuing run-up in oil prices could threaten the fragile economic recovery in the U.S. and deepen a recession in Europe. “It does start to become worrisome,” said Jim Muir, director at Fraser Mackenzie. “In the short run, I don’t think it’s enough to stall any economic recovery in the U.S. But don’t forget, the price is higher in Europe where the economy is definitely getting into a stall on its own. This can only serve to help that stall.” New York indexes were also little changed amid positive housing sector news and data showing rising consumer confidence. New York’s Dow industrials slipped 1.74 points to 12,982.95. The Nasdaq composite index was 6.77 points higher to 2,963.75 while the S&P 500 index was ahead 2.28 points at 1,365.74. New home sales were down by 0.9% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 321,000. That followed four straight months of gains in which home sales rose 10%. The gains came after the government upwardly revised October, November and December’s figures. December’s annual sales pace of 324,000 was the highest in a year. Meanwhile, the widely watched University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index rose to 75.3 in February, the highest reading in a year and up from a January reading of 75. “We are in a recovery phase, there’s no question about it,” Muir said. “There’s a lot of things that are going the right way.” The TSX energy sector was up 0.19%. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) gained 58 cents to C$36.97 and Nexen (TSX:NXY) shares gained 32 cents to $21.18 after the energy company said Friday that oil has been produced at the Usan offshore field near West Africa. The Calgary-based company holds a 20% working interest in the project. Metal prices also advanced amid speculation that local governments in China would relax restrictions on the property market and monetary authorities would tweak policy to stimulate growth. Copper prices rose about four per cent this week after the People’s Bank of China announced last weekend it was lessening reserve requirements at banks to encourage lending. China is the world’s biggest consumer of copper, viewed as an economic barometer as it is used in so many businesses. The base metals sector gained 0.47% as the March copper contract edged six cents higher to US$3.86 a pound. Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) ran up 19 cents to C$17.52 and Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN) gained 15 cents to $5.22. The gold sector was the biggest drag amid mixed earnings news and lower gold prices. Bullion prices pulled back as the April contract shed $9.90 to US$1,776.40 an ounce. Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD) said profits nearly doubled to $88.8 million in the fourth quarter as the company benefited from higher prices. Revenues grew to $303.3 million from $213 million and its shares gained 19 cents to C$15.05. Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) on Thursday reported an eight per cent jump in fourth-quarter profits on the back of higher gold prices. Net earnings were $133.6 million, or 36 cents, compared to $124.1 million, or 33 cents in the same 2010 period. Revenues were $481.6 million, an increase from $440.9 million, primarily due to a 19% rise in realized gold prices. However, its shares were down $1.60 or 9.14% to $15.90. Auto parts giant Magna International (TSX:MF) provided some TSX support. Its shares jumped $2.41 or 5.36% to $47.36, having reported after the market close Thursday that it would raise its dividend 10% to 27.5 cents a share. The company also posted quarterly net profits that nearly doubled from a year ago to US$312 million, or $1.32 per share. Over the weekend, investors will be interested in what transpires at a meeting of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Mexico. While the gathering will focus on promoting global economic stability and growth, Europe’s debt crisis will remain a key topic. In particular, European officials will press for countries like the U.S., China and the U.K. to allow the International Monetary Fund to contribute more money to eurozone rescue measures. Several countries are reluctant to expose the IMF to more risk in Europe. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors The Toronto stock market closed little changed Friday as traders worried about the negative fallout from sharp spikes in the price of crude oil arising from rising tension over Iran. The S&P/TSX composite index edged 5.52 points lower to 12,725.77 while the TSX Venture Exchange was off 4.62 points at 1,689.52. 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Positive Future for Tourism – PM UncategorizedJanuary 25, 2007 RelatedPositive Future for Tourism – PM Advertisements RelatedPositive Future for Tourism – PM RelatedPositive Future for Tourism – PM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller sees a positive outlook for the country’s tourism industry based on the present levels of visit and stop over arrivals as well as the broadening of the accommodations sector.She made the observation on Saturday (Jan. 20) while addressing the official opening ceremony for the Gran Bahia Principe Hotel at Pear Tree Bottom in St. Ann. The property was developed by the Pinero Group of Spain.Mrs. Simpson Miller also said a planned $60 Million transformation of the Seville Heritage Park site through the Tourism Enhancement Fund would further boost to the number of available visitor attractions. She said the project was part of the governments drive to place increased focus on Jamaica’s heritage and culture as part of its tourism product.She said that the linkages with agriculture, manufacturing, craft and entertainment and the services sectors, augur well for the creation of more sustainable growth in the industry. She said the spate of activity in the sector was the result of a strategic plan for sustainable tourism development that envisioned the industry as a powerful engine driving economic and social opportunities for the Jamaica people and contributing toward increased foreign exchange earnings, GDP growth and job creation.The Prime Minister said that in addition establishing targets for visitor arrivals, increased room stock and visitor expenditure the plan also emphasized the critical role of foreign direct investment of which the Gran Bahia Principe Hotel was an outstanding example.Turning to infrastructural development, Mrs. Simpson Miller said the completion of the Montego Bay to Ocho Rios segment of the North Coast Highway would facilitate easy ground transfers from the airport to properties such as the Bahia Principe. She pointed to substantial developments taking place at the country’s ports of entry as well as the continuous upgrading of electricity and water supplies, housing for hotel workers and new approaches in sewerage management.Mrs. Simpson Miller said the expansion of the industry provided tremendous opportunities for private sector partnership as part of the integrated development approach. In welcoming the Pinero Group to Jamaica, the Prime Minister said looked forward to a long lasting and fruitful relationship.
Published: June 10, 2013 Emma Coburn finished her outstanding career at the University of Colorado with a bang when she won her second NCAA 3,000-meter steeplechase crown on Saturday, June 8, at the NCAA Championships. More>>The 2012 Olympian was the overall favorite heading into the race as she has the best time by an American this year (9:28.26) and she did not disappoint, winning the race in 9:35.38. Her finishing time was the fifth best in NCAA history and coincidentally all five of those times belong to the Buffs.Release courtesy: Linda Sprouse, Assistant SID Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail
Published: March 6, 2017 • By Allison Miller Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Principal professors in the new Center for the Study of Origins. From left: Andrew Cowell, Carol Cleland and Gifford Miller. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)How do you study a historical event? “You can’t bring a giant meteorite hitting the Earth millions of years ago into a lab,” says Carol Cleland, professor of philosophy and co-investigator at CU Boulder’s Center for Astrobiology. “You can model it, you can do an experiment that tests auxiliary assumptions, but you can’t do a direct experiment on a historical event in a lab.”This is the challenge that faces all studies of origins, which take place in virtually every academic field.“It suddenly occurred to me that historical work is everywhere,” Cleland says, “and that nobody’s ever delved into the methodology behind the various non-experimental approaches.”To meet this need, and to cement CU Boulder as a destination for interdisciplinary origins studies, Cleland spearheaded the proposal for the new Center for the Study of Origins, of which she is now the director. Upon its approval in January 2017, the center—funded through and part of the campus-wide Grand Challenge initiative—became one of the top two places in the world for collaborative origins research.“The Center for the Study of Origins represents a remarkable innovation by our faculty,” says Russell Moore, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. “It provides an interdisciplinary nexus for humanists, social scientists and natural scientists to engage in exciting and inspirational opportunities to address origins theories from a variety of perspectives. The possibilities for inquiry provide a unique resource to our students and faculty alike.”A unique Grand Challenge project in its inclusiveness, the center is primed to investigate an under-appreciated but important issue: the diversity, nature and justification of theories about the past, and how they inform our understanding of both the present and the future. The Center for the Study of Origins is a natural outgrowth of the realization that no one discipline sits in isolation from everything else,” says Gifford Miller, associate director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and professor of geological sciences. “Already, the traditional boundaries between classical disciplines are breaking down.” Cleland’s research on the methodology of the historical natural sciences is well known among both philosophers of science and scientists investigating the past. Her work with the NASA Astrobiology Institute on the nature and origins of life illustrates the wealth of insight that can be gained when disciplines unite on this topic. After all, the primary question driving space research today—“Is there life elsewhere?”—comes with a host of unspoken questions: How different could extraterrestrial life be from familiar life? How could we recognize a truly different form of life, especially one that is extinct, on another world, such as Mars? Could the early Earth have hosted more than one origin of life? These are inquiries that traditional science cannot answer alone.“The Center for the Study of Origins is a natural outgrowth of the realization that no one discipline sits in isolation from everything else,” says Gifford Miller, associate director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and professor of geological sciences. “Already, the traditional boundaries between classical disciplines are breaking down.”After using radiocarbon to date plants entombed in ice in arctic Canada, Miller’s team reached out to the sea ice model experts at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to piece together an explanation for the “instantaneous” summer cold that killed the plants centuries ago. As it turns out, the onset of the cold coincided with the largest volcanic eruption of the past millennium—Samalas in Indonesia in 1257 A.D.—which climate modeling suggests may have kickstarted the Little Ice Age.Perhaps even more surprising are the ways in which the sciences can illuminate different kinds of origin narratives. Andrew Cowell, professor of linguistics and co-founder of the Center for the Study of Origins, recently gave a talk connecting Polynesian and Arapaho origin narratives to actual theories coming out of anthropology, archeology and the sciences.“If you take these stories literally,” Cowell says, “they don’t necessarily fit well with scientific data. But in a more sophisticated, metaphorical way, they often broadly overlap with scientific views of how origins come about.”Collaborations and jointly-authored studies among grad students and faculty at the Center for the Study of Origins will inform new curriculum development and annual symposiums, through which the center will engage the broader community. Each year, core faculty will select a theme that crosses all three main areas—natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Next year’s theme, “Climate and Human History,” is already generating interest and excitement among faculty and students.“The more in depth we get into [origins] research,” Miller says, “the more we realize that every field is interconnected.”Categories:AcademicsCampus Community
Government to Stage Regular Town Hall Meetings Local GovernmentNovember 25, 2012 RelatedGovernment to Stage Regular Town Hall Meetings RelatedGovernment to Stage Regular Town Hall Meetings Advertisements RelatedGovernment to Stage Regular Town Hall Meetings FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MONTEGO BAY – Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Noel Arscott, says the series of town hall meetings, now underway, will become a permanent feature as the Government continues to interface with the public on critical issues. The series of parish fora, organised by the Social Development Commission (SDC), provide the opportunity for Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and other Government Ministers, to engage the public on a range of matters. Relevant government agencies also update the public on programmes and initiatives specific to the local and parish levels. Three sessions have been held in St. Catherine, Clarendon and St. James, since the meetings got underway on October 17. Speaking at the third session held on Thursday (Nov. 22) at the West Jamaica Conference Centre in Mount Salem, Minister Arscott said the meetings have been impressive to date. He said that they will continue as an avenue through which people’s views are heard, and concerns addressed. “The town hall meetings will be a permanent feature for the Government to have dialogue with the people, and we intend to go from parish to parish to ensure that the people can express themselves; we can take notes and address the issues,” he stated. “Our commitment is to take the Government to the people, and we expect you to be a part of the process of governance so we are coming to you to hear your views, to share ideas, and together build a better Jamaica,” he added. Mr. Arscott noted that the covenant for good governance has to be a partnership with the people. “It has to be open, accountable, responsive, and inclusive. It has to embrace civil society, community groups, citizens’ associations, sectoral interest groups, our youth, and our most vulnerable,” he stated. Turning to matters in the parish, he informed that the St. James Parish Council will be receiving technical assistance from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to improve the management of its affairs. He said that the municipality was one of a few in the region that the institution approved for funding. “Just recently, a mission team from IDB conducted an in-depth assessment of the Council and its operations, and engaged key stakeholders. This opportunity will bring more productivity and positive focus to the municipality, to ensure quality service delivery and more inclusive management of local affairs with the community,” Mr. Arscott said. The Minister also called on operators of food establishments to help contain the rat population in the parish by separating food from other waste, and storing it in properly covered containers until it is collected by the solid waste agency. “We are asking them to containerise their garbage, especially the food stuff. It is feeding the rats, and we want to control the rat population in Jamaica, and by containerising their garbage it makes for a more manageable situation for the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA),” he said.
Oct 09, 2020 Top Stories Video conferencing with families and friends has become a way of life for many during the pandemmic, but for those living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, the simple act of seeing loved ones is often a challenge.Initiating or receiving video calls requires significant advanced planning. And many of these facilities have limited ways to virtually connect residents with their loved ones.The Orlando-based Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis is working to change that. The firm has made a donation of Amazon video conferencing devices to the nonprofit West Lakes Partnership in Orlando.“It was a special day being able to donate such needed devices to help parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles connect with the people they love,” said managing partner Council Wooten. “Residents at nursing homes and senior centers across the country have been impacted particularly hard by the pandemic. For months, they have been isolated, and have had little to no contact with their family and loved ones. In these challenging times, our firm is helping some of our communities’ most vulnerable members stays connected.”The donation by Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis is part of a national outreach event known as the Injury Board Day Of Action — a collaborative effort by plaintiff’s attorneys to make a difference in their local communities. Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis donation helps families connect during COVID-19
Previous ArticleSovereign wealth funds circling 3 UK/O2 tie-up – reportNext ArticleVimpelCom sells Djezzy stake for $2.6B Tags Verizon shuffles executives FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 FEB 2015 Author Related Home AT&T is top AWS-3 bidder; Dish under fire Richard Handford T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revealed AT&T as the leading bidder in the record-breaking AWS-3 auction but is casting a sceptical eye over some $3.3 billion of discounts claimed by second-placed Dish Network.AT&T tabled winning bids worth $18 billion, accounting for some 40 per cent of the $44.9 billion sale of radio frequencies, which closed last week.However, controversy threatens what was otherwise a highly lucrative contest for the US regulator.The FCC is reviewing the $3.3 billion in discounts claimed by Dish on bids it made via a pair of partnerships — Northstar Wireless and SNR Wireless Licensee Co.FCC’s auctions are designed to encourage bids from small firms, in order to spread some diversity in network ownership. Both Northstar and SNR claim less than $15 million in annual revenue.Dish’s partners in the two firms include investment firm BlackRock, employees of private-equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners and Doyon Ltd, a native Alaskan investment fund.Ajit Pai, one of the FCC’s five commissioners, plans to raise the issue with chairman Tom Wheeler, claimed the Wall Street Journal, seeking an investigation of Dish’s bid tactics.It wouldn’t be the first time such a controversy has arisen in a FCC auction.Dish’s winning bids totaled $13.3 billion, putting it ahead of Verizon Wireless which ponied up a total of $10.4 billion.T-Mobile US had total winning bids of $1.8 billion in the AWS-3 contest. Sprint, the final member of the mobile industry’s big four, was not among the bidders.Once the dust has cleared, Dish’s intentions for its stash of spectrum will be a source of speculation.In the past, it has been thought that the satellite firm intended to sell its spectrum to Verizon Wireless. Dish has also been linked with the purchase of T-Mobile US, or even building its own wireless business. AT&TDishFCCRegulatoryT-Mobile USVerizon
Deloitte One Young World Scholarship Program Reddit Deadline: 10 May 2019Open to: people aged 18-30 years old involved in non-profit, community organizations or social enterprisesBenefits: full scholarship for the time the applicant is attending the summitDescriptionThere are currently 1.8 billion young people (aged 10-24) worldwide and over half of this population will not have the skills necessary to participate in the emerging global workforce. As a longstanding partner of One Young World, Deloitte is proud to support the Deloitte One Young World Scholarship 2019, which will enable 10 outstanding young leaders to attend the One Young World Summit. This scholarship is intended for young leaders focused on improving the education, skills, and access to opportunity for people in their communities, countries, or world at large. The scholarship is seeking candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to:Improving access to education, skills, or employment opportunities for those that may be left behind by the rapidly changing global economy. For example, to women and girls, disadvantaged youth.Creating skills development or lifelong learning opportunities for people to prepare for the future workforce, including in areas where there are talent shortages.Accelerating entrepreneurship, new types of employment, or providing opportunities for people to overcome traditional barriers to employment.EligibilityYoung people (18-30 years old) of any nationality engaged in non-profit, community organizations or social enterprises.BenefitsAccess to the One Young World Summit 2019 in London, United Kingdom, the cost of travel to and from London (economy flights only), hotel accommodation in a single room from 21-25 October inclusive, catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, during these days, transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue, summit hand-outs and support materials, participation in Deloitte-hosted sessions for their delegation in the lead-up to and during the Summit, and a Deloitte “buddy”.How to apply? Fill up the form on the official website: https://www.oneyoungworld.com/deloitte-one-young-world-scholarship-2019 Tweet Pocket DELOITTE – One Young World Scholarship 2020 AHIA Conference in Johannesburg → ← The MacDowell Colony Fellowship for artists of exceptional talent Similar Stories LinkedIn 0 +1 April 2, 2019 Published by sanja Share 0
PlayStation Vita game production will continue in JapanSony confirms physical games will still be released in home market beyond March 2019James BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefFriday 18th May 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSony Interactive EntertainmentThe PlayStation Vita may be winding down in the West, but it’s been given an extended lease of life at home in Japan.Earlier this week, it was reported that Sony Interactive Entertainment announced it would “end all Vita GameCard production” at its US and European arms. Production is expected to stop by March 31, 2019 – the end of the fiscal year – but it appears this does not apply to the East.In a Q&A with Japanese gaming news site GameSpark, translated by Siliconera, Sony Interactive Entertainment confirmed that: “PlayStation Vita cartridge production will continue in Japan.”There was no information on how long it might continue, but it means Vita games will at least be a continuing business for Sony Japan in fiscal 2019.When asked if production of the console itself would continue, Sony was a little more cagey.”In Japan, users will get to continue enjoying the broad line-up of titles, and we currently plan to continue marketing activities,” the spokesperson said.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 This doesn’t really explain whether or not the manufacturing will end, but at the very least it means Sony will still be pushing for Vita to have a visibile presence in Japanese games stores.Sony also reiterated that digital games will still be available via the PlayStation Store in the Americas and European regions.Rob Fahey dedicates his column this week to reflecting on the legacy of the PlayStation Vita. While the handheld console has not been a commercial success per se, it has introduced innovations to the industry that have paved the way for other platforms – most notably, Nintendo Switch.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 storiesSony’s cross-play deal seems a smart solution to a complex problem | OpinionThe royalty Sony and Epic agreed to open up cross-play on PlayStation has caused anger – but it’s a nuanced response to the growing complexity of the industry’s revenue modelsBy Rob Fahey 5 days agoSony facing lawsuit over PlayStation Store exclusivityPlatform holder stopped allowing third party stores to sell digital downloads in 2019By Danielle Partis 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.