Laura Wassmer took the oath of office from City Clerk Joyce Hagen Mundy on Monday.The election isn’t until April, but Prairie Village’s new mayor has already been seated.With a unanimous vote on Monday, the Prairie Village City Council voted to have Ward 4 Councilor Laura Wassmer fill the remainder of departed Mayor Ron Shaffer’s term. Wassmer is running unopposed in the spring election.Wassmer’s council peers applauded after the vote was complete, with the new mayor nodding and thanking them them before taking the oath of office from city clerk Joyce Hagen Mundy.The new mayor says she enters office with three priorities: Managing the redevelopment of Meadowbrook Country Club, establishing priorities for the coming budgeting process, and communicating with residents to get their input on the biggest needs for the city right now.“I haven’t heard from a lot of people yet — but I hope to change that,” Wassmer said. “I welcome people emailing me, calling me, letting me know what their concerns are.”Wassmer said increasing public input on the big projects up for consideration in the coming months will be a major focus. In addition to Meadowbrook and the potential county park there, First Washington, the new owner of the Village Shops and Corinth Square, has indicated it has plans for additional improvements and redevelopment at those centers.Wassmer takes over the head seat behind the council dais from Council President Ashley Weaver, who became Acting Mayor of the city after Ron Shaffer was sworn on to the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Jan. 12. She is eleventh mayor in Prairie Village history, and the second woman to hold the office.
MANILA – After completing his collegiate career that saw him play for two universities, Negrense guard Edgar Charcos have declared his desire to play in professional basketball. “Magpapa-draft na ako,” said Charcos, who had played for the University of the East Red Warriors and the University of Perpetual Help Altas in college, and Sun Yat Sen High School. The La Carlota City, Negros Occidental native said he will be submitting his application for the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft slated this December. The 23-year-old Charcos had averages of 12.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 0.8 steals in his final year with the Altas in the NCAA Season 85 men’s seniors basketball. Edgar Charcos will be submitting his application for the 2019 PBA Rookie Draft. ABS-CBN SPORTS PHOTO Charcos also proved that he could be reliable down the stretch for the Altas, with him spearheading the school’s late rallies in some matches and converting game winning hits. The 5-foot-8 Negrense guard, however, kept his options open to playing in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League if he is not successful in landing a team in the PBA. “Kunghindi ako makuha sa PBA, sa MPBL ako,” Charcos said./PN read more
World Cricket Championship 2 (WCC2) has partnered with mobile esports platform Mobile Premier League to host tournaments.WCC2 is a cricket simulator developed by Nextwave Multimedia, a subsidiary of Indian media company Nazara Technologies.Photo credit: MPLRELATED: WinZO partners with Tencent for PUBG Mobile tournamentsIn an effort to accelerate the adoption of World Cricket Championship 2 as a competitive title, it has features for both spectators and casters. Considering this partnership, it’s clear that Nextwave Multimedia is pushing to make the cricket title an esport.PR Rajendran, Founder and CEO of Nextwave Multimedia, spoke on the deal in a release: “The commitment towards delivering the best and establishing a personal connection with our users to innovate and improvise the gameplay has helped us achieve this success in mobile cricket gaming. We are excited to bring WCC to the MPL platform. We hope to see even more excitement from WCC fans as they can now monetise their skills in the game.”RELATED: Skyesports Premier League launches with PUBG Mobile tournamentMobile Premier League is a mobile esports tournament platform that boasts Tencent’s PUBG Mobile among its offering. In addition to World Cricket Championship 2, the platform has fantasy games for football, basketball, and kabaddi.Sai Srinivas Kiran, Co-founder and CEO of Mobile Premier League, added: “Cricket in the digital world goes much beyond just Fantasy. By getting one of the world’s biggest cricket games- WCC- we have given our users yet another skill-based game to monetize their cricket and gaming skills. As a platform, we are constantly adding games that our users want to experience.”Esports Insider says: This appears to be the first simulation cricket title that has become a prospect for esports. India is a hot spot for a game like cricket, it’s a country which makes up roughly 90 percent of a billion cricket fans globally, and – although it is difficult to predict the future – a partnership like this could take the esports market by surprise.Read The Esports Journal read more