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Orange Door On Track For Brimbank Melton

first_imgOrange Door On Track For Brimbank Melton VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is ensuring more families in Melbourne’s West can access help for family violence and child wellbeing, with a major step towards bringing The Orange Door Network to Brimbank Melton.Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams today announced the first lease has been signed for the Brimbank Melton Orange Door Network – with a primary site in Sunshine.The primary site will be supported by access points, outposted services and outreach services to ensure residents across the region have the support they need, close to home.The $448 million Orange Door network is an Australian-first initiative that has helped more than 140,000 people, including more than 55,000 children, since it began, bringing together workers from specialist family violence, child and family, Aboriginal and men’s services.The network is currently operating in eight regions across the state, including the Central Highlands, Loddon, Barwon, Inner Gippsland, North East Melbourne, Bayside Peninsula, Mallee and Goulburn – and the remaining nine will be open by the end of next year.It’s part of the Labor Government’s record more than $3 billion investment to end gendered violence in Victoria following the Royal Commission into Family Violence.There have been more than 140,000 referrals to The Orange Door network across the state since 2018. More information is available at orangedoor.vic.gov.au.As stated by Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams“The Orange Door network ensures people experiencing family violence can get the co-ordinated support they need, when they need it, closer to home.” “We’re getting on with delivering The Orange Door network to families of Brimbank Melton by the end of 2022.”As stated by Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman“This Orange Door will make a real difference for women and families in the region – ensuring they can access the family violence and wellbeing support they need, when they need it – close to home.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, Bayside, Brimbank, Central, family violence, Goulburn, Government, Melbourne, Melton, Orange, prevention, royal commission, St Albans, Victoria, Williamslast_img read more

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Opinion: ‘Much bigger than life’

first_imgOpinion: ‘Much bigger than life’Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, June 26, 2020in: Columns, Opinionshare 0 Vancouver resident Dan Tolva shares his thoughts on the times through his amusement of Portland’s Paul Bunyan statueEditor’s note: Opinions expressed in this column are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com By DAN TOLVAEver since I was a kid, I’ve been amused and entertained every time I passed a big statue that stands alongside what used to be the main drag between Vancouver and Portland.Vancouver resident Dan Tolva took this photo of the Paul Bunyan statue in Portland. Photo courtesy of Dan TolvaVancouver resident and author Dan Tolva My two sisters and I would always crane our necks as we motored down Highway 99, or Interstate, to get a peek at ax-toting Paul Bunyan, a legendary lumberjack.The brightly colored figure was built in 1959 to commemorate the centennial of Oregon’s statehood. Oregon’s long history of logging made Bunyan a natural and fun symbol.The 31-foot tall figure has been refurbished several times and moved once to accommodate a light-rail project. The local Kenton Neighborhood Association is in charge of keeping Paul all spiffed up, according to an article from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.I took a picture of Paul today, and you can see it below. Note his face mask, a very sensible precaution in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Why one sneeze from that big goon could wipe out half of North Portland.Portland’s Paul Bunyan statuePortland’s Paul Bunyan statue(For details, visit: history of paul bunyan statue in portland.)The original “Tall Paul” was one of several mythical American characters, including Pecos Bill and John Henry, all imbued with superpowers and a good-natured braggadocio. They preceded Spider-Man by almost a century, and came with none of the emotional and psychological angst of many of today’s superheroes.Long before Paul was popularized in a 1916 promotional pamphlet for the Red River Lumber Company, tales of him and his merry band of lumberjacks were being told in lumber camps for at least 40 years.I grew up reading about Paul Bunyan and seeing his exploits in a Walt Disney TV show. Here are the stories I remember:Paul Bunyan was born on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Maine. The bouncing baby behemoth was so big that his cradle had to be placed in the bay, where its rocking created the massive tides the bay is famous for today.When it came time to cook flapjacks on the Bunyan logging camp’s expansive griddle, lumberjacks would strap sides of bacon to their feet and skate back and forth on the huge iron to get it properly greased up.One day Paul was walking along, dragging his huge ax. The resulting furrow is called the Grand Canyon these days.Then there was the time Paul was wrestling with his trusty companion, Babe the Blue Ox. Their seismometer-shaking horseplay (or oxplay?) hedged up enough boulders and dirt to create the Rocky Mountains.Babe, by the way, measured 42 ax handles between the eyes. That promises a lot of oxtail soup.I gotta admit, I was inspired to write this post by another post, this from the Bob Miller Show. It showed a couple of armed men guarding a statue of Yogi Bear, a tongue-in-cheek response to the damage and vandalism being done to statues of real-life figures in American history.At least, I hope it was tongue-in-cheek.Dan Tolva retired from The Columbian in 2009 after nearly 37 years as a reporter and editor. He is the author of “Unlimited Visibility: A History of the Washington State School for the Blind;”an autobiography, “The Possible Life;” “Politics, Religion and Other Stuff … We’re Not Supposed to Discuss in Polite Society;” “Drawing Power,” a collection of his artwork; and “What’s a Joint Like This Doing in a Nice Girl Like You,” the story of his wife’s knee-replacement surgery. All his books are available on Amazon.com.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : Vancouver offers home repair loans to low-income residents Next : WATCH: Clark County TODAY LIVE • Friday, June 26, 2020AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Six CU-Boulder Graduate Programs Cited Among Nation's Best In Magazine

first_img Published: Feb. 18, 1998 Six graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder were cited for excellence in 1998 in selected disciplines ranked by U.S. News and World Report. CU-Boulder’s School of Education jumped from 19th in 1997 to a tie for 15th in 1998 with Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. Columbia University’s education school was ranked first, followed by the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University and Stanford University. The rankings were based on reputation, student selectivity, faculty resources and research activity. In the law school specialty rankings, U.S. News ranked CU’s environmental law program in a tie for fifth in the nation for excellence in 1998 with George Washington University, the same ranking CU received by the magazine in 1997. Overall, the CU Law School tied for 45th in the nation with Tulane University and the University of Florida in 1998. In doctoral program rankings, CU-Boulder’s psychology program was tied for 18th with seven other universities in 1998. Stanford and UC-Berkeley were ranked first and second respectively. In the first year U.S. News has ranked speech pathology graduate programs, CU-Boulder tied for 21st in the nation with eight other universities. Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison tied for first in 1998. CU-Boulder’s graduate engineering program was ranked 35th overall by U.S. News in 1998. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was ranked first, followed by Stanford and UC-Berkeley in a tie for second. New rankings by the magazine in 1998 were made in education, law, psychology, speech pathology, engineering, medicine, public affairs, audiology, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, rehabilitation counseling, economics, English, history, political science, sociology and business. Music, one of the nation’s graduate programs ranked in 1997 by U.S. News, was not ranked in 1998 by the national news magazine. CU-Boulder was tied for 20th in music in 1997 by the magazine. In 1996, the last year U.S. News ranked the disciplines of chemistry and biology, CU-Boulder was ranked 20th in both. CU-Boulder also was ranked first in the specialty programs of atomic physics and 13th in advertising in 1996, the most recent year the national news magazine ranked those categories. “Controversy is inherent in virtually all academic rankings,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard Byyny. “But we are nevertheless proud of our high rankings and even prouder of the quality of work displayed year in and year out by our faculty, staff and students.” Graduate student enrollment is less than 20 percent of the total student population of about 25,000 at CU-Boulder. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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FSU Law trial team wins national competition

first_img THE FSU TRIAL TEAM captured the title at the Mockingbird Challenge National Trial Competition in Alabama. From the left are Genevieve Lemley, Luke Waldron, Corie Posey, and R. McLane Edwards.The Florida State University College of Law trial team took first place at the 2019 Mockingbird Challenge National Trial Competition.“Congratulations to our talented student advocates and many thanks to their dedicated coaches,” said Dean Erin O’Connor. “This trial competition victory is another example of Florida State law students excelling at the national level!”Twenty-four law school teams participated in the competition held October 9-12 in Montgomery, Alabama, including a team from the University of Georgia, which FSU Law defeated in the finals. Other law schools competing included defending champion University of South Carolina, which FSU Law defeated in the semi-final round, Fordham University, University of California – Davis, Washington University in St. Louis, and William & Mary.The winning team members include third-year law student R. McLane Edwards of Quincy, second-year law student Genevieve Lemley of Purcellville, Virginia, second-year student Corie Posey of Clarksburg, West Virginia, and third-year law student Luke Waldron of West Palm Beach. FSU College of Law alumni and former trial team members Samuel Gilot, who practices at Kubicki Draper in Tallahassee, and Louis Jean-Baptiste, who practices at the Law Office of Stephen G. Webster in Tallahassee, coached the team to victory. Oct 16, 2019 News in Photos FSU Law trial team wins national competitionlast_img read more

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UK operators close 4G gap on EE

first_img Author Previous ArticleInterview: SigfoxNext ArticleApple backs Bain Capital group in Toshiba chip bid Tags Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 SEP 2017 Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Home UK operators close 4G gap on EE Vodafone UK and O2 UK are closing the gap on market leader EE in terms of LTE availability as the country overall continues to see big strides in 4G reach, according to a new report by OpenSignal.The wireless mapping company’s mobile networks update for the UK found both Vodafone and O2 had joined EE in crossing the 70 per cent threshold for LTE availability, with all three operators able to deliver a 4G connection in more than seven out of every ten tests.OpenSignal’s update indicated both Vodafone and O2 have upped their game in the last six months after its previous report in April found only EE could achieve the 70 per cent feat. However, EE did manage to maintain its lead, with availability 78.4 per cent of the time compared with O2’s 74.2 per cent and Vodafone’s 71.4 per cent.3 UK ranked lowest, with LTE available 57.1 per cent of the time.EE also reigned supreme in LTE speed, with an average 4G download speed of 29Mb/s, more than 6Mb/s faster than closest rival 3. Vodafone was third in this metric, with an average speed of 18.9Mb/s, while O2 lagged in last with 15Mb/s.Interestingly, though, EE’s average speed had fallen slightly from OpenSignal’s April report, when it stood at 31Mb/s.Wider 4G availabilityAs a result of wider 4G availability from the operators, LTE availability in the UK as a whole experienced a bump.OpenSignal’s UK report in 2016 noted a “4G signal is still difficult in the UK”, with a 4G network accessible only 44 per cent of the time.However, OpenSignal said the country had seen further progress this time round: “In a larger context, the UK still doesn’t have the 4G ubiquity of a South Korea or a Netherlands, but it’s certainly far easier to find an LTE single in the UK today than it was a year ago.”3 still strong on 3GDespite 3’s struggles with 4G, it ranked joint top with EE in providing the fastest 3G download speeds, achieving an average of  just over 6Mb/s.OpenSignal noted EE is becoming less reliant on 3G given its 4G availability, but “as we found that only 57 per cent of 3’s mobile data connections were on an LTE network, 3G remains a significant part of 3’s service”. Las operadoras respaldan el papel de Qualcomm en la RAN abierta Related Operators back Qualcomm role in open RAN path Kavit Majithia 3 UKEEO2Vodafonelast_img read more

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Owned and Operated

first_imgPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rory McIlroy unsheathed his 3-wood, stepped behind the ball and contemplated how he was going to dissect his final hole of the day. Like always, he stepped up to bat with a club twirl, danced in place until comfortable, gave three quick peeks at his target some 300 yards away, and uncorked the deceptively powerful swing that is the envy of teaching professionals everywhere. The ball had barely begun its ascent by the time he bent down to snatch the tee. Over and over he pounded his tee ball Friday at PGA National’s Champion Course. He blasted it over bunkers. He cut off corners of doglegs. He blew it past his fellow playing competitors, including world No. 2 Adam Scott. Finding the fairway makes the game easier for everyone, from major champions to weekend duffers. But for McIlroy, it’s different. He doesn’t need to lead the Tour in driving accuracy or center-cut every fairway. More important is how he feels over a tee shot, a confidence that then trickles down into every aspect of his game. Afterward, he confirmed what everyone at the Honda Classic already knew: “I’m confident,” he said. “I’m playing well.” Honda Classic: Articles, videos and photos After a rocky start to his second round, McIlroy made six birdies in his last 12 holes for a 4-under 66 and the halfway lead at the Honda. At 11-under 129, he is already just one shot off his winning total from 2012, when he held off Tiger Woods and reached world No. 1 for the first time. That was the first victory in a five-win campaign that cemented his status as the heir apparent to Woods and led to a mega-millions deal with Nike. That guy is looking more and more familiar. “A coach can tell you the perfect way to swing a golf club,” McIlroy said, “but once that little light bulb in your head comes on where you start to get it as well, you can start to own your own swing.” That light bulb began to flicker on during the Asian swing last fall, when he gushed about finally finding the right driver-and-ball combination with Nike. Since then, he has finished in the top 11 in seven of his last eight stroke-play events, including a drought-busting victory at the Australian Open in December. Confidence can be fleeting, even for the world’s best. Last year McIlroy could summon a few spectacular shots, even a dazzling round or two, but the peaks and valleys in his results damaged his belief. Now, he says, “I’m happy with where my swing is, and even if I do hit a loose shot, I can get over it much quicker and much easier because I have the confidence in what I’m doing.” It’s why he didn’t get flustered early in his second round, when he made two bogeys in his first three holes. Watching McIlroy there was a here-we-go again quality to his start – after all, he has begun three of his last five stroke-play events with 65 or better, then failed to finish inside the top 5. But on Friday he regained control with birdies on 16 and 18, then roared ahead with birdies on 3, 4, 5 and 7, the latter two after holing 25-footers. No panic. A day earlier, he was talking swing changes with Billy Horschel, with whom he hadn’t played since a practice round at last year’s U.S. Open. As they walked down the 15th hole, McIlroy demonstrated the various changes in his action – how last year, he had to reroute his downswing because he started it too far outside, and how, to compensate, he then tucked it too far inside and got across the line. He owns that swing now, to the point that he can express where it is now and eight months ago. “He’s swinging better,” Horschel said. “I’m not a swing guru or anything like that, but I know when someone is swinging well what it looks like. He just didn’t look like he was swinging well last year.” And he seems to have figured it out now, yes? “(Expletive), you guys saw enough of it the last two days,” Horschel said, laughing. “The guy is swinging very free. He hit a lot of good shots, made a lot of good putts, looked comfortable and confident out there over the ball. … He’s always been a pretty good putter and he’s just confident now with his swing. Now, all he’s focusing on is playing golf.” Indeed, McIlroy said this is the most dialed in he has felt since the 2012 FedEx Cup playoffs, when he won two events on his way to earning Player of the Year honors. “That’s when it was automatic,” he said. Both then and now, his performance is predicated on how well he hits the tee ball. Consider this: McIlroy had 15 top-5 finishes worldwide in 2012. Only twice in those events did he finish outside the top five in driving distance. He leads here at the halfway point. No surprise, he is currently ranked third in driving. It helps, too, that at last week’s Match Play he had a productive session with putting coach Dave Stockton, whom he hadn’t seen since Woods’ event in December. Occasionally his right hand drifts too far underneath the putter grip. With a slight change, his putter now chases down the line and stays lower to the ground. Through two rounds here, he has needed only 49 putts and leads the strokes gained-putting category. “It’s obviously going in the right direction,” he said. So is the rest of his game. Master Rory believes again.last_img read more

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Buncrana Main Street reopens but some areas still closed

first_img Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleMain Evening news, Sport and Obituaries Monday February 4thNext articleCouncil to review housing maintenance policy News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Buncrana Main Street reopens but some areas still closed WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Donegal County Council says Main Street in Buncrana has reopened following Sunday night’s fire at Upper Main Street.However, a portion of the footpath adjacent the scene of the fire, Ferris Lane, Bothar Mhuire and the adjacent back lane remain closed until further notice to allow for further assessment. Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – February 5, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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41 Covid 19 deaths reported in Donegal – CSO

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – August 14, 2020 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows There have been 1,519 deaths of people with Covid19, with a further 253 ‘probable’ cases. The median age of those that died is 83.41 people in Donegal have died with Covid – the median age was 85. There have been no deaths in Donegal of people with Covid over the last four months. The median age of those in Donegal with a confirmed test was 53.Nationally, 105 people under the age of 65 have died with #Covid19. Of all those that died of all ages, the vast majority had underlying health conditions – almost 700 had at least two underlying health conditions.The most common conditions being Chronic Heart Disease, Hypertension, Chronic liver disease, Chronic respiratory disease, Cancer/malignancy and Diabetes. WhatsApp Pinterest Twittercenter_img Google+ 41 Covid 19 deaths reported in Donegal – CSO Twitter Previous articleDerry Mayor seeks meeting with Eason managementNext article5 rescued after boat became tangled in lobster pots off Macamish News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApplast_img read more

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E3: EA focuses on sports, charities and indie devs

first_img 3Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyIan Lambert Software Engineer, Criterion Games4 years ago Thanks for adding to the constructive, professional debate on gamesindustry.biz1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyPeter Moore Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Arts4 years ago – “So what’s the catch? This is EA we’re talking about, there’s going to be a catch…”I think you’ve wandered onto the wrong website in error. This is gamesindustry.biz, intended for mature professionals working in the industry that want to engage in meaningful dialogue. 4 years agoEA boosted its indie credentials with the launch of EA Originals, a new scheme to help indie developers that promises all the profits will go to those indies.So what’s the catch? This is EA we’re talking about, there’s going to be a catch. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. E3: EA focuses on sports, charities and indie devsLaunches new initiatives at EA Play event Rachel WeberSenior EditorSunday 12th June 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleEAElectronic ArtsEA Play, Electronic Arts’ E3 conference, showcased a mix of AAA hype and new initiatives this year. The event was streamed live from Los Angeles and London, with Peter Moore and Andrew Wilson playing hosts.First up was Titanfall 2, which had suffered a leak just hours before. Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment confirmed single-player mode and announced an “open technical test” for the multiplayer which you can register for here.Next up Peter Moore, the newly annointed chief competition officer at EA, spoke about the publisher’s plans for eSports. EA’s ” new approach to competitive gaming” will feature three tiers of competition, with community driven Challenger events, Premier events with partners and the EA sponsored majors. We’ll be asking Moore more about this strategy in person at E3 this week. The next big title on show was Mass Effect: Andromeda with a cinematic trailer and promise of more news in the fall. CEO Wilson then took the stage to launch EA’s latest charitable intiative, which will combine in-game challenges with donations to five non-profits. FIFA 17 was presented with a special visit from new Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho, to the confusion of many soccer apathetic Americans. The latest game will feature the biggest Premier League managers as well as a new story mode called The Journey.As well as showing off its AAA money makers, EA boosted its indie credentials with the launch of EA Originals, a new scheme to help indie developers that promises all the profits will go to those indies. It’s first partner is Zoink with its dreamy looking game Fe. There are no details as yet on the terms and conditions of the scheme such as IP ownership etc, but we’ll be chasing those up ASAP.Jade Raymond of EA’s Motive game studio in Montreal took the stage to the Star Wars theme tune next to reveal that EA was currently at work on three Star Wars titles. Amy Hennig’s Visceral project, new Battlefront and an action game from Motive.Finally we got our look at Battlefield 1, the WW1 shooter. It will be released on October 21 and the trailer below showed plenty of action and vehicles on offer, airships, armoured trains, and battleships. 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 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 7 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 8 hours agoLatest comments (4)Andrew Watson Tools Programmer 3Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyShow all comments (4)Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany4 years ago @Andrew:Isn’t that counter-argument a bit too much judgmental?last_img read more

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Mortal Kombat 11 is the second best-selling game of 2019 in the US

first_imgMortal Kombat 11 is the second best-selling game of 2019 in the USNPD data shows NetherRealm’s game beating Days Gone as the biggest game in AprilMike JacksonWednesday 22nd May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNetherRealm StudiosMortal Kombat 11 is the second best-selling game of 2019 in the US, according to data from NPD, after a strong April debut in which it was the top-selling game on every platform.The latest in NetherRealm’s long-running series topped NPD’s software charts for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch. It is the first third-party published game to top the monthly chart on Nintendo Switch since the launch of Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle in September 2017.The PS4 exclusive Days Gone also had a strong debut month — the seventh highest ever for a game published by Sony, but it wasn’t enough to finish ahead of Mortal Kombat. It is also surpassed any previous Sony Bend game, despite only launching worldwide on April 26.The third biggest game of April in the US was another strong performer: MLB The Show 19, which had the fastest start of any game in the series’ history, and is already the best-selling sports title of the year.As a result, dollar sales of video game software spiked 15% compared to April 2018, reaching $427 million overall.The total spend on hardware showed the opposite trend, falling 29% year-on-year to $160 million. The only platform that grew over April 2018 was the Nintendo Switch, which was the best-selling platform overall in both unit and dollar sales.Spending on accessories and game cards increased 5% compared to April 2018, reaching $256 million. The most popular item in the category was Amiibo Super Smash Bros Series 1 Character Packs.Below is NPD’s top 20 best-selling games chart for April 2019:1. Mortal Kombat 112. Days Gone3. MLB 19: The Show4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2^5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*6. Grand Theft Auto V7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^8. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^9. NBA 2K1910. Yoshi’s Crafted World*11. Red Dead Redemption II12. Mario Kart 8*13. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey14. Minecraft#15. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*16. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster17. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*18. Jump Force19. Battlefield V*20. Borderlands* Digital sales not included^ PC digital sales not included# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One includedCelebrating 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 storiesNetherRealm reportedly responding to crunch concerns with meeting, surveyStudio-wide meeting sees employees share experiences, WB assembling focus groups to address issuesBy Rebekah Valentine 2 years agoNetherRealms Studios investigating crunch and toxicity allegationsFollowing multiple exposés on self-sustaining culture of crunch, Mortal Kombat developer vows to “improve our company environment”By James Batchelor 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more