New robotic parts, deployed science, surface features, and more
provide exciting ways to explore space
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Private
Division and Squad
today announced that Kerbal
Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion
is now available for PC. Kerbal Space Program: Breaking
Ground Expansion, the second expansion for the critically
acclaimed space sim, is an engaging, feature-rich content pack. This
expansion increases the objective possibilities once celestial bodies
have been reached by adding more interesting scientific endeavors and
expanding the toolset.
With Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion
players will have all new robotic parts that include hinges, rotors,
pistons, and more in a variety of different sizes. These parts encourage
the invention of deeply creative vehicles with further advanced
functionality than ever before.
Deployed science is another major addition of this expansion, which
enhances the experiments and data-collection objectives that have gone
hand-in-hand with space exploration. Players will be able to utilize a
storage container in their craft that can hold various pieces of science
equipment. Upon reaching their destination, players can deploy equipment
to monitor and collect data through assorted methods and relay it back
to Kerbin, the Kerbals’ home planet. One scientific instrument, the
active seismometer, even tasks players to deliberately crash
contraptions into a celestial body to gather seismic data!
Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion also
changes the experience players have when exploring celestial bodies. New
surface features are scattered across planets throughout the solar
system and can be scanned utilizing a new robotic arm attached to
rovers. These surface features include cryovolcanoes, meteors, craters,
and many more mysterious objects for players to investigate.
Additionally, the expansion includes a new futuristic
space suit for the Kerbals so they can travel space in style.
“We are always listening closely to the ever-expanding Kerbal
Space Program Community, and Breaking Ground addresses
a long-requested aspect of the game that we have been working hard to
fulfill: compelling reasons to explore and research planets,” said
Nestor Gomez, Lead Producer at Squad. “Players now have even more
reasons to explore the celestial bodies of the solar system.”
“The creativity of the KSP community is something that never ceases to
amaze us,” said Michael Cook, Executive Producer at Private Division. “Kerbal
Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion is packed with content
that we believe will add countless hours of fresh gameplay, as well as
generate some incredible new craft designs from players. We can’t wait
to see what they come up with.”
About Kerbal Space Program
In Kerbal Space Program, players take charge of the space
program for the alien race known as the Kerbals, and have access to an
array of parts to assemble a fully functional spacecraft that flies (or
doesn’t) based on realistic aerodynamic and orbital physics. Launch your
Kerbal crew into orbit and beyond (while keeping them alive) to explore
moons and planets in the Kerbol solar system, constructing bases and
space stations to expand the reach of your expedition.
Kerbal Space Program features three gameplay modes. In
Science Mode, players can perform space experiments to unlock new
technology and advance the knowledge of Kerbalkind. In Career Mode, you
can oversee every aspect of the space program, including construction,
strategy, funding, upgrades, and more. In Sandbox, players can build any
spacecraft that they can think of, with all parts and technology in the
Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion is now
available on PC for $14.99 (MSRP). Kerbal Space Program is
rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information on Kerbal
Space Program, subscribe on YouTube,
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and visit www.KerbalSpaceProgram.com.
Private Division is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software,
Based in Mexico City, Squad are the developers of the critically
acclaimed space simulation game, Kerbal Space Program. Comprised
of an international team of talented, passionate and ambitious
individuals that love videogames, space, and science, they have
reinvented themselves into full-time video game development.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a
leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment
for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes
products principally through its wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and
2K, as well as its Private Division label and Social Point, a leading
developer of mobile games. Our products are designed for console systems
and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are
delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms
and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly
traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product
information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
About Private Division
Private Division is a developer-focused publisher that empowers
independent studios to develop the games that they are passionate about
creating, while providing the support that they need to make their
titles critically and commercially successful on a global scale. The
label publishes Kerbal Space Program and will publish upcoming
titles with renowned creative talent at studios including The Outer
Worlds from Obsidian Entertainment, Ancestors: The Humankind
Odyssey from Panache Digital Games, an unannounced title from V1
Interactive, and more. Private Division is headquartered in New York
City with offices in Seattle, Las Vegas, and Munich. For more
information, please visit www.privatedivision.com.
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Oppenheimer & Co. To Host 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”) – a leading investment bank, wealth manager, and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY) – will host its 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference on June 18-19 in Boston, MA. This year’s event features companies from prominent consumer brands such as Autozone, Domino’s Pizza, Express, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Six Flags Theme Parks, Tiffany & Company, Ulta, Walmart, Weight Watchers, and Yum Brands.
Of particular note, Oppenheimer is pleased to host nine of the market-leading companies involved with emerging trends in the Cannabis space this year. The event will also feature seven panel discussions, moderated by Oppenheimer Consumer Research Analysts, addressing emerging and disruptive trends in the consumer marketplace as follows:
- Evolving Role of Technology in the Consumer Sector with Cooler Screens and Lindsay Goldberg LLC, moderated by Brian Nagel
- A Discussion with Emerging Restaurant Brands with Aurify and B. Good, moderated by Brian Bittner
- A Discussion on the Evolving US Food & Beverage Landscape with Lifeway, New Age Beverage, and United Natural Foods, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
- Next Gen Brands Re-Shaping Landscape for Women’s Fashion with CARAA and Rothy’s, moderated by Brian Nagel
- Exciting New Brands Shaking Up Home Products Space with Burkelman, LoveSac and Resident/Nectar, moderated by Brian Nagel
- A Discussion on the Emerging CBD Landscape with Curaleaf and CV Sciences, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
- Leveraging the Power of Digital to Connect with Consumers with Eight and FlexShopper, moderated by Brian Nagel
The conference features Oppenheimer’s Consumer Senior Research Analysts:
- Brian Bittner, Managing Director Senior Analyst covering Restaurants
- Brian Nagel, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Retail and E-Commerce
- Rupesh Parikh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Food, Grocery and Consumer Products
- Ian Zaffino, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering event-driven Special Situations
“Long-established business models are being upended by disruptive brands and technology, affecting consumer preferences and buying behaviors throughout the consumer industry. This year’s event aims to showcase the mix of market-leading and emerging companies driving and navigating these changes,” said Erica L. Moffett, Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Oppenheimer. “From effortless payment methods to accelerated delivery times and customized products, consumers want a seamless experience. In order to succeed, companies must stay current on the evolving consumer and we are pleased to host a conference to explore this new landscape.”
Oppenheimer’s next conference will be the Montauk Emerging Life Sciences Summit, which will be held on June 26-28in Montauk, NY. The 22nd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference will follow on August 6-7 in Boston, MA, followed by the Midwest Corporate Access Day in Chicago on August 15.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer), a principal subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY on the New York Stock Exchange), and its affiliates provide a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.
SOURCE Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO and Founder Saul Kaye to Participate at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, New Brunswick
iCAN: Israel Cannabis Founder and CEO Saul Kaye will participate at the World Cannabis Conference being held in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada from June 16-18, 2019.
Kaye, a leader in the global cannabis ecosystem will moderate a session entitled, “Innovative Methodologies and Emerging Topics in Global Cannabis Research.” Panelists are Dr. Suzanne Sisley MD President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute and, Dr. Jerry King, R&D Consultant, CFS. The session will take place at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre on June 18.
The World Cannabis Congress (WCC) is an exclusive, invite-only event for international cannabis leaders, influencers and trend setters. The event will have hundreds of attendees from around the world from business, government and medicine.
In addition to his leadership of iCAN: Israel Cannabis, Kaye is an industry advisor to the Medical Cannabis Caucus of the Israeli Parliament, as well as an advisor to the Ministries of Economy and Health in Israel. He is a licensed pharmacist and a successful entrepreneur with both retail and e-commerce experience. Saul has founded multiple companies spanning six countries across the US, Europe, Israel and Australia.
“Canada has truly been a global trailblazer in the cannabis industry. Canadian cannabis companies and its stock market are influential and forward looking and we in Israel, the R&D capital of cannabis, collaborate with our Canadian friends on many different levels. I look forward to participating at the WCC as the medicine and business of cannabis develops at breathtaking speed both in Israel and beyond,” said Kaye.
SOURCE iCAN: Israel Cannabis
Loyalist College to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre for natural products and cannabis
Loyalist College is the recipient of a $1,750,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program grant over five years to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC) for natural products and cannabis. In addition, Loyalist received $1Mthrough the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) to add specialized equipment to the TAC.
Loyalist was one of 90 recipients at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics across the country to receive part of the $73M in funding, announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Through the CCI Program and the CIIF, this investment will help post-secondary institutions partner directly with local employers to facilitate commercialization and transform the results of research and development into new technologies to help businesses expand and grow.
The rapid growth of Canada’s cannabis, hops and natural products sectors positions Loyalist’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC) as a national innovation hub for small- to medium-sized enterprises. As a TAC, Loyalist will build on the ARC’s 15 years of natural product extraction expertise and analysis-based applied research. In transitioning to a TAC, Loyalist’s ARC will significantly increase the College’s capacity to lead applied research of commercially relevant natural products and cannabis, and to support innovation by enhancing industries’ access to sector-relevant expertise and technology.
The TAC initiative will cultivate an environment for College-industry partnerships to thrive while providing students with unparalleled opportunities for work-integrated learning; investigating extraction, isolation, and formulation; and product development. In partnership with the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), Loyalist will support the Bay of Quinte’s burgeoning natural products and cannabis sectors to generate regional socioeconomic benefits, and to provide opportunities for a new generation of innovators. Loyalist will also offer companies across Canada a supportive, community-oriented platform from which to enhance their productivity, expand their reach and augment their competitiveness in the global market.
“We are very grateful for NSERC’s continued support and proud to be Canada’s first TAC for natural products and cannabis. Loyalist currently has more than 25 companies interested in applied research, and as our ARC transitions into a TAC, we will be able to meet their requirements while significantly extending our network to help more companies to innovate. Our Biosciences and Cannabis Applied Science students will have the advantage of being involved in ground-breaking research that propels Canada forward as the world leader in cannabis and natural product developments.” – Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO
“It’s great to see this NSERC and CFI funding come through for Loyalist College’s launch of Canada’s first TAC for research in natural products and cannabis. Being able to conduct research in a state-of-the-art facility means that students working in the College’s ARC will be able to build up their expertise in product analysis; which can then be applied directly to commercial development. This is just the beginning of seeing a new series of natural products being designed, assessed, made and delivered from our region.” – Neil R. Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte
“I am so proud to see the innovation that is driving research and economic development in our rural community through Loyalist College’s ARC. Innovation is key to Rural Sustainability and this investment will ensure that we are training the next generation in the latest technological advances. I congratulate them on their NSERC and CFI grant, and wish them all the best of success.” – Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington
“The Quinte Economic Development Commission is proud to be a supporting partner with Loyalist College on this important initiative that is aligned with economic development opportunities and priorities in the region. The TAC will support industry research and innovation for companies in key industry sectors as well as helping students develop in-demand skills and experience. Congratulations to the team at Loyalist on launching this important project.” – Chris King, Chief Executive Officer, Quinte Economic Development Commission
SOURCE Loyalist College
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