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Scheduling woes force Netflix to recast a key role in The Witcher

Scheduling woes force Netflix to recast a key role in I get to watch it as a fanboy instead of as The Witcher series has been forced to recast a major character following ongoing delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Though filming for the second season kicked off as planned at the beginning of the year, COVID-19 put an abrupt halt to filming, and subsequent rescheduling plans means Thue Ersted Rasmussen - who was slated to portray Eskel - is unable to reprise his role.

"Sadly, due to the rescheduling because of Covid-19, I will not be portraying Eskel in The Witcher," Rasmussen said in the statement (thanks, GamesRadar+).

ICYMI, Lauren Hissrich, showrunner for The Witcher Netflix series, recently announced a new six-part series called The Witcher: Blood Origin.

"I've always wanted to dive deeper into the myth and lore of the Continent, and now fans will have a chance to explore it with [Declan de Barra] in a prequel series, The Witcher: Blood Origin.

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Bethesda founder says "users will be the ultimate beneficiaries" of Microsoft's acquisition of Zenimax

Microsoft's deal is largely about securing games past, present and future for Xbox Game Pass, Eurogamer editor Oli wrote last week.

Microsoft's monumental acquisition of Bethesda, id Software, Arkane Studios, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks' parent company, ZeniMax Media, was announced earlier this week in a deal worth $7.5bn.

Microsoft deepens their bench instantly with one of the most experienced companies in entertainment software (during a time when video game sales are at an all-time high), and Bethesda gets the benefit of concentrating their creative firepower on software that feeds the Microsoft pipelines," Weaver said.

As spotted by our pals at VGC, in an interview with Inverse, Weaver said "what Microsoft owns, Sony cannot get", adding "there are only a limited number of proven creators of AAA".

Bethesda founder Christopher Weaver has opened up about the $7.5bn acquisition of the publisher's parent company, Zenimax Media, stating the deal is "an extremely interesting acquisition on the part of both groups".

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Daimler Investors push for independent chairman as Zetsche bows out

Joe Kaeser, the outgoing chief executive of German engineering giant Siemens SIEGn.DE, who is a member of the Daimler supervisory board, could emerge as a candidate for the chairman role, sources told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Zetsche, 67, a former head of the Mercedes-Benz brand, was due to take a seat as chairman of the board of directors at the Stuttgart-based company after a two-year cooling off period.

FILE PHOTO: Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche delivers a speech at the Daimler annual shareholder meeting in Berlin, Germany, May 22, 2019.

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Investors welcomed former Daimler DAIGn.DE chief executive Dieter Zetsche's decision to forego his role as chairman of the German carmaker, announced at the weekend and starting a race to find an independent head of the company's supervisory board.

In his newspaper interview, Zetsche said that although Daimler’s top investors would have backed him to succeed Bischoff, opposition from other shareholders was likely.

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Tribeca Film Festival will recognise video games as "official selections" from next year

"We're excited to celebrate games and game creators alongside film, immersive, music, art, and more at next year's Festival."

Where there was once a clear delineation between media, there is now a blurring of the lines - stories have become games and games have become stories," explained Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO, Jane Rosenthal.

"In the ten years since we first welcomed a game to Tribeca's official program, we've seen an exciting convergence of games, film, and immersive experiences.

Though a handful of games have been recognised over the years - since LA Noire was recognised as an Official Selection in 2011, other games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Firewatch, What Remains of Edith Finch, and God of War have followed - next year's festivals marks the first in the event's history to open submissions for video games as well as an all-new honour, the Tribeca Games Award.

Tribeca Film Festival will recognise video games as "official selections" from Wolfkill and Hideo Kojima are amongst members of the festival's new gaming Film Festival is expanding its call for submissions to video games for the very first time.

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HP Days Sale 2020: 5 Deals You Can't Afford to Miss Today

With an 81% screen to body ratio and micro thin-bezel display, you’ll be able to juggle multiple projects at once or watch your favorite shows when you take your much-needed break.

There’s also tons of USB and audio ports for increased connectivity, so feel free to hook up multiple devices to your new PC.

Get this HP 27-inch Monitor now for only $205 — usually priced at $250 This power-packed PC carries the latest Intel Core processor and the Windows 10 operating system.

The color resolution is great too, so you can also stream your favorite shows in full clarity after a super long day at work.

HP is currently discounting everything from laptops to desktops for its HP Days sale this fall.

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The Personality Trait That Makes Every Photographer Better

You can spend a lot of time studying techniques, reading gear reviews, and viewing the work of other photographers, but a certain personality trait is probably more important than any of those for becoming a better photographer.

This great video discusses that trait and why it can help you improve as a photographer.

Coming to you from James Popsys, this awesome video discusses the importance of being willing to be persistent and consistent in going out to photograph, even if you have no guarantees of coming home with usable images.

It can certainly be tempting to stay home and wait for only the most ideal conditions, but that does not really help you improve as a photographer as much as consistent practice, even (and perhaps especially) when conditions are less than perfect.

Furthermore, shooting in less-than-ideal conditions can help you learn to create compelling images no matter what you have to work with and can even help you shoot more original photos by embracing scenarios other photographers might choose to skip.

Borr Drilling (NYSE:BORR) & Precision Drilling (NYSE:PDS) Critical Analysis

The Completion and Production Services segment provides well completion, workover, abandonment, and re-entry preparation services, as well as snubbing units for pressure control services and equipment rentals to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies.

The Contract Drilling Services segment offers onshore well drilling services to exploration and production companies in the oil and natural gas industry.

Precision Drilling Corporation, an oilfield services company, provides oil and natural gas drilling and related services and products.

It owns, contracts, and operates jack-up rigs for operations in shallow-water areas, including the provision of related equipment and work crews to conduct oil and gas drilling and workover operations for exploration and production.

This segment operated 198 well completion and workover service rigs, and 12 snubbing units in Canada and the United States; approximately 1,700 oilfield rental items, including surface storage, small-flow wastewater treatment, and power generation and solids control equipment; and 132 wellsite accommodation units in Canada.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp Has $1.57 Billion Position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp reduced its position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Sander Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 203,810 shares of the software giant’s stock valued at $32,143,000 after acquiring an additional 1,335 shares during the last quarter.

Cypress Capital Management LLC WY lifted its holdings in shares of Microsoft by 14.3% in the first quarter.

Cypress Capital Management LLC WY now owns 761 shares of the software giant’s stock worth $120,000 after acquiring an additional 95 shares during the last quarter.

BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on shares of Microsoft from $212.00 to $235.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 15th.

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Ask Amy: This episode of “The Brady Bunch” never aired

Dear Amy: My husband and I married 16 years ago.

Today they are both near 30, on methadone, and have been able to work and live on their own with my husband’s financial help.

I’ve suggested to my husband that he cook or order in food, but he says they need a wholesome, home-cooked meal.

— Frustrated in the Kitchen Dear Frustrated: Your husband is accepting what he can get from his sons.

Dear Amy: “Upset Wife” claimed to be bothered that her husband’s siblings didn’t call him more often.

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Contrasting Eloxx Pharmaceuticals (ELOX) & Its Competitors

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals has a beta of 2.6, suggesting that its share price is 160% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

This table compares Eloxx Pharmaceuticals and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ELOX) is one of 40 public companies in the “Commercial physical research” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers?

Comparatively, Eloxx Pharmaceuticals’ peers have a beta of 5.75, suggesting that their average share price is 475% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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Aristocrat Leisure Limited (OTCMKTS:ARLUF) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Aristocrat Leisure Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, assembly, sale, distribution, and servicing of games and systems in the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and internationally.

Aristocrat Leisure has a 1-year low of $4.00 and a 1-year high of $25.25.

As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,800 shares, a growth of 228.2% from the August 31st total of 3,900 shares.

Aristocrat Leisure Limited (OTCMKTS:ARLUF) saw a large growth in short interest in September.

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Linfinity (LFC) Price Tops $0.0000 on Major Exchanges

It is usually not possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as Linfinity directly using US dollars.

Linfinity has a market capitalization of $21,347.03 and $4,283.00 worth of Linfinity was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

During the last week, Linfinity has traded 27% lower against the US dollar.

Linfinity (CURRENCY:LFC) traded down 3.1% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM ET on September 27th.

Investors seeking to acquire Linfinity should first buy Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in US dollars such as Gemini, Coinbase or Changelly.

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Judge rejects TikTok creators’ request to delay ban, says they won’t suffer ‘irreparable harm

Patrick S. Ryan, a technical program manager in TikTok’s Mountain View, California office, also claimed the ban would have affected his income: “Ryan is concerned that he could be prosecuted for receiving a paycheck from TikTok ... or alternatively that TikTok will decline to pay him for fear of violating the Executive Order,” according to court filing.

Earlier this month, a judge in the Northern District of California rejected a similar request for a temporary restraining order against the ban brought by a TikTok employee.

“They will still be able to create, publish, and share content for their millions of current followers” Judge Wendy Beetlestone said that the ban would pose “undoubtedly an inconvenience,” but said in denying the request that the three had failed to prove they would suffer “immediate, irreparable harm” if new downloads are barred, since the app would remain operational for current subscribers —at least for the time being—if the ban takes effect.

A judge in Pennsylvania has rejected a request from three TikTok content creators to temporarily block a ban on the app set to go into effect Sunday night, which would bar new downloads from Google and Apple’s app stores in the US.

A judge in Washington D.C. is expected to decide today whether to block the Trump administration’s ban on TikTok.

The Last Of Us Tabletop Game Is Coming Soon

The Last of Us was an iconic addition to the PlayStation lineup and with its sequel out this year and a TV series on the way, Ellie and Joel are back in the spotlight.

The Last of Us tabletop adventure comes from a partnership between CMON and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

The Last of Us's universe is incredibly emotional and CMON aims to recreate that same evocative response to that world with this experience.

“Remembering the impact The Last of Us had on me when I first experienced it years ago, and then being completely stunned by The Last of Us Part II, I knew this was a narrative experience we wanted to bring to the board gaming table,” says Geoff Skinner, VP of Entertainment and Head of Licensing at CMON.

The Last of Us is a series that many of us at CMON have followed from its inception and we are eager to adapt the stirring character-driven player experience to tabletop, letting fans explore the world and story in a entirely new way.”

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Dollarama Inc (OTCMKTS:DLMAF) Receives $54.86 Consensus PT from Analysts

TD Securities raised their price target on Dollarama from $56.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 3rd.

Wells Fargo & Company upgraded Dollarama from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 3rd.

BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Dollarama in a research note on Thursday, September 3rd.

Scotiabank raised their price target on Dollarama from $53.00 to $54.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 3rd.

Finally, CIBC raised their price target on Dollarama from $49.00 to $54.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 3rd.

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Blockmason Credit Protocol Trading Down 3.2% Over Last 7 Days (BCPT

It is usually not presently possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as Blockmason Credit Protocol directly using U.S. dollars.

Blockmason Credit Protocol can be bought or sold on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: Kucoin, Bittrex, Upbit, HitBTC, Binance and Cryptopia.

One Blockmason Credit Protocol token can currently be purchased for about $0.0177 or 0.00000166 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Binance, Upbit, Kucoin and HitBTC.

Blockmason Credit Protocol (CURRENCY:BCPT) traded down 3.5% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on September 27th.

Investors seeking to trade Blockmason Credit Protocol should first buy Bitcoin or Ethereum using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as Gemini, Changelly or GDAX.

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Coinsuper Ecosystem Network (CEN) Price Hits $0.0008 on Exchanges

It is usually not possible to buy alternative cryptocurrencies such as Coinsuper Ecosystem Network directly using U.S. dollars.

Coinsuper Ecosystem Network’s official website is Ecosystem Network can be traded on the following cryptocurrency exchanges: Coinsuper.

Here’s how other cryptocurrencies have performed over the last day: Coinsuper Ecosystem Network’s total supply is 898,614,083 tokens and its circulating supply is 358,497,293 tokens.

Coinsuper Ecosystem Network has a total market capitalization of $280,468.13 and $264.00 worth of Coinsuper Ecosystem Network was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Investors seeking to acquire Coinsuper Ecosystem Network should first buy Ethereum or Bitcoin using an exchange that deals in U.S. dollars such as GDAX, Coinbase or Gemini.

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MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) Stock Position Increased by PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

Ameritas Investment Company LLC bought a new stake in shares of MGM Resorts International in the 1st quarter worth $30,000.

Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on MGM Resorts International from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, August 28th.

Goldman Sachs Group lowered MGM Resorts International from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $17.00 to $20.00 in a research report on Monday, September 14th.

Roth Capital lowered MGM Resorts International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $21.00 to $19.00 in a research report on Wednesday, September 16th.

Finally, Bank of America reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of MGM Resorts International in a research report on Friday, August 7th.

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MarineMax Inc (NYSE:HZO) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of MarineMax Inc (NYSE:HZO) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports.

Raymond James lifted their target price on MarineMax from $23.50 to $31.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 24th.

B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of MarineMax in a research report on Wednesday, July 1st.

Intrinsic Edge Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of MarineMax during the 2nd quarter valued at $7,165,000.

Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 229,361 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,388,000 after purchasing an additional 227,662 shares during the last quarter.

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FirstService Corp (FSV) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.22 on October 7th

In other FirstService news, Senior Officer Douglas G. Cooke sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 27th.

As a group, equities analysts anticipate that FirstService will post 3.6377542 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Shares of FirstService stock opened at C$171.53 on Friday.

FirstService Corp (TSE:FSV) (NASDAQ:FSV) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 10th, Zacks reports.

Insiders have sold a total of 17,456 shares of company stock worth $2,888,613 in the last quarter.

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Royce Micro Capital Trust Inc. (NYSE:RMT) Short Interest Update

CNH Partners LLC bought a new position in Royce Micro Capital Trust during the 1st quarter worth approximately $105,000.

Eidelman Virant Capital bought a new position in Royce Micro Capital Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $81,000.

CSS LLC IL bought a new position in Royce Micro Capital Trust during the 1st quarter worth approximately $68,000.

Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC bought a new position in Royce Micro Capital Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $27,000.

Finally, BEAM Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Royce Micro Capital Trust during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $105,000.

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Atria Investments LLC Grows Holdings in FedEx Co. (NYSE:FDX

Atria Investments LLC grew its holdings in shares of FedEx Co. (NYSE:FDX) by 56.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Profund Advisors LLC now owns 2,782 shares of the shipping service provider’s stock valued at $390,000 after buying an additional 63 shares during the last quarter.

SevenBridge Financial Group LLC now owns 9,602 shares of the shipping service provider’s stock worth $1,346,000 after purchasing an additional 67 shares during the last quarter.

Tiemann Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,518 shares of the shipping service provider’s stock worth $213,000 after purchasing an additional 71 shares during the last quarter.

Heron Financial Group LLC now owns 3,078 shares of the shipping service provider’s stock worth $488,000 after purchasing an additional 74 shares during the last quarter.

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