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Tencent Partners With New Video Game Company

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Tencent, China-based video game giant, add yet another partnership to its long list of video game companies. These are the same companies that bring games cheap games without compromising the quality. For those playing Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider, you might know about Square Enix which is the video game developer. They are now a part of Tencent through a strategic alliance. There are no specific details regarding the deal between Tencent Holdings Ltd and Square Enix but they are going to develop AAA games which will be derived from the existing ones that are under the licensing and the intellectual properties of the companies.

Tencent Group’s senior vice president, Steven Ma, said that the partnership will make it possible for the companies to offer customers with content experiences the likes they have never seen before on an international level. They are going to make use of the creativity of the Square Enix Group and the internet service capabilities that Tencent have in order to accomplish their goals.

This is not the first time that Tencentpartnered with another video game company. There is a long list in the industry which further fuels the success of the China-based tech firm. In the last few years, Tencentwas recognized as the largest gaming company in the globe – a fact unknown to many players of their games.

In fact, it has 40 per cent shares of Epic Games which is responsible for developing Fortnite, a video game that is predicted to earn around $2 billion when the year ends. Tencent is also associated with Ubisoft after it purchased 5 per cent of the stake in order to fight the takeover plan of Vivendi. The French publisher will now be able to access the Chinese market through the alliance.

Activision is now owned once more by Bobby Kotick because of the help of Tencent. The company bought 5 per cent of the stake and introduced Call of Duty Online to the Chinese market as a free game. In order to create quality, popular and cheap games, Tencent also partnered with Riot Games after owning majority of its shares. The company is known to be the maker of League of Legends.

Wyoming Group Removes Obstructive Fencing For Migrating Wildlife

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Farms and ranches need power fencing, but sometimes, these fences are left to rot in their obsolescence or are placed badly enough that they become dangers to the wildlife in the region.

For this reason, the local Jackson hole Wildlife Foundation formed its volunteer fence-pull team, whose mission is to remover and/or modify fencing in the region that is superfluous and endangering the wildlife in the region. In 2018, the foundation is approaching its 25th anniversary, and it’s set a new milestone for itself; removing 200 miles of unneeded fencing.

This effort had 26 volunteers and foundation staff out in the field earlier in July removing nearly one whole mile of unneeded power fencing in a relic pasture located not far from the House Creek elk feedground operated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The staff and volunteers started their work at the junction located between the Bridger-Teton National Forest and a plot of state-owned land located 10 miles southeast of Jackson, right off of Highway 89.

Wildlife Foundation board member and Wyoming Game and Fish wildlife biologist, Aly Courtemanch, says that, with the livestock having stopped grazing within the national forest’s bounds, the barbed-wire fence around the area is now unnecessary,  and has stated that removing the fence removes a problem for migrating wildlife that passes through the area, primarily elk and mule deer. The three-strand fence was a danger to animals going through the area, which is why the volunteers pulled them out from their wooden posts. The wiring was then rolled up and hauled to recycling.

The group doesn’t just remove barbed wire from fences, it also modifies existing fencing to ensure the safety of wildlife in areas where fencing is still needed for farms and ranches. Modifications include lowering the height of fencing, replacing the top and bottom wires with smooth wiring, and the like.

Foundation Executive Director Jon Mobeck explains that barbed wire is kept at the middle to protect the wildlife in the area as well as grazing cattle, due to the fact that wild animals go over or under fencing, but cattle approach them differently, opting to push through.

The NPO’s goal is to reduce the risk of animals migrating in the region; either by removing unneeded fencing or modifying necessary fencing to be safer for them to deal with.