The Bristol Post believe City’s latest victory over Ipswich Town can be a springboard for the rest of the campaign. Josh Brownhill shared his delight with the Daily Star after he opened the scoring at Portman Road and assisted his side in recording their first victory in Suffolk since 1978. Vital Football feature comments from Lee Johnson’s interview with the club’s official site, where the head coach reflected on a ‘super September’. Joe Morrell – currently on loan with Cheltenham Town – has been called into the Wales Under-21 squad for their upcoming match with Liechtenstein, as Gloucester Live highlight. Finally, the FA Women’s Super League report on City Women’s 1-0 victory over West Country rivals Yeovil Town.
- Alberta finance minister defends debt growth
Alberta hopes higher oil prices will power recovery Alberta’s economy ‘stuck in low gear’ Dan Healing Keywords Alberta Related news Alberta’s economic outlook on the rise: ATB Financial Alberta’s provincial debt is growing but remains “manageable,” despite criticism from credit rating agencies following last week’s budget, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci says. Agencies including Moody’s Investor Service and DBRS Ltd. say they are reviewing the province’s ratings, which are used to determine its cost of borrowing money, because of its growing debt levels. In a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Monday morning, Ceci says he expects Alberta revenues will grow with its economy over time to reduce the deficits. “I certainly understand, appreciate the credit rating concerns people have, but I think if we keep care of the fundamentals in this province, which is continuing to move forward, continue to have good governance, continue to be an attractor with low taxes, and promote this province to others, we’ll take care of those other things,” he said. “What we’ll see going forward is an expansion of the economy.” Chamber president Adam Legge said the budget was based more on hope than being realistic and said the government must work to shrink the gap between revenue and spending. The province expects a $10.3-billion deficit for the coming fiscal year which starts April 1 and forecasts that its debt will rise to $71.1 billion by 2020. “Alberta’s rapidly rising debt burden, protracted deficits and above-inflation expense growth continue to put significant pressure on its rating,” stated Adam Hardi, Moody’s assistant vice-president in a news release on Friday. “The province’s plan to issue an additional C$38 billion in debt over the next three years to finance its operating deficits and capital plans will contribute to a rising debt burden that may approach 150% of revenues by 2019-20 (on a Moody’s adjusted basis).” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
- Rovio aims high with Angry Birds 2
Rovio boosted by Angry Birds games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 JUL 2015 Related Steve Costello Author Rovio CEO to depart at year-end Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more HomeAppsNews Rovio aims high with Angry Birds 2 Previous ArticleYahoo officially unveils LivetextNext ArticleLINE sees Q2 revenue slip Angry Birds 2 boosts Rovio results Rovio Entertainment launched Angry Birds 2, as it looked to capitalise on the popularity of what was described as “the most downloaded mobile game series of all time”.While the company described the app as the “first sequel” to the original app, it has offered a number of variants in the meantime – such as Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio.While the success of the original Angry Birds is impossible to doubt (more than 2.5 billion downloads), Rovio’s growth hasn’t always been smooth. Last year it cut 110 employees (with some reassigned internally) after having built its team on “assumptions of faster growth than have materialised”.And the company reported solid growth in its games business for 2014, with sales increasing to €110.7 million from €95.2 million.Indeed, Angry Birds has served the company well. Fabien Nicholas, VP of marketing communications and community for analytics firm App Annie, said: “Even six years after the launch of its marquee title, we are still seeing Rovio take a significant share of downloads, with a number 8 rank worldwide in June”.Rovio is positioning itself as “the first [company] to build an entertainment brand from a mobile gaming app”, which has taken it into a number of new areas, including a “high-budget Angry Birds feature film”.Angry Birds 2 is said to have been “overhauled from the ground up”, while maintaining the “much-loved slingshot format”.“Design technology has evolved dramatically since the original game launched in 2009. With Angry Birds 2 we wanted to bring a level of expressive depth and detail seen previously only in a console game or animated series – and create a new game that kids and adults alike won’t be able to put down,” said Niklas Hed, co-founder of Rovio.Angry Birds 2 is available for Android and iOS. Apps Tags Angry BirdsRovio