Man who brought tortillas to Coronado game says there was ‘absolutely no racial intent’

The man who says he supplied the tortillas that Coronado students threw at Orange Glen High basketball players said Wednesday that his intentions were not racist and the district should not have fired its basketball coach.

Luke Serna, who is a Coronado alumnus and is half-Mexican, said he brought packs of tortillas and gave them to Coronado players for a celebration.

Serna has been active in Coronado Democratic circles and says he is an officer with the SEIU 1000 union.

He wrote in an unsigned letter to the school board Tuesday that the tortillas were solely for celebratory purposes, mentioning that it has been a tradition at some UC Santa Barbara sporting events. Serna graduated from UCSB.

“There was not a shred of ill-intent or racial animus in carrying out this celebratory action,” Serna wrote in the letter. “Those who have enflamed this issue into a racially charged issue should

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Gamification: Regulators Should Try The Investor Education Game | Ulmer & Berne LLP

The controller has been passed to a new team of players in Washington. New players prefer to hit the reset button and start a new game, not pick up where the prior player left off. We know how our new players like to play the game. They want to control every aspect of the game through regulation, occasionally, using the cheat code to attempt to regulate by enforcement. Securities regulators’ recent interest in gamification exemplifies just that.

According to Merriam-Webster, “gamification” is “the process of adding games or gamelike elements to something (such as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Google’s dictionary provides a similar definition: “[T]he application of typical elements of game playing (e.g. point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service.” Some broker-dealers have employed this marketing concept

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The most anticipated game announcements of E3 2021

Video games are the main headliners at the annual Electronic Entertainment Experience (E3) and there’s plenty of potential game announcements to be excited about including those for titles such as Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042.  
 
YouGov partnered with TechRadar to preview excitement among console/PC gamers in the US and Great Britain for potential video game announcements at E3 2021. The votes are now in and Link’s next adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, captured the top spot as the most anticipated game among American (32{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}) and British (19{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}) gamers. 
 
What other titles are American gamers most excited for? In the US, gamers are also excited about the upcoming sequel to God of War (21{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}) as well as Battlefield 2042 (20{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}) and Halo Infinite (18{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}). More than two-thirds of American gamers say they’re excited about at least one of
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Green Game Jam 2021 wants millions of gamers to act for nature

Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.


The Green Game Jam 2021, a coalition of 25 game studios with more than a billion players, wants million of gamers to act for nature.

Supported by the Playing For the Planet Alliance, the Green Game Jam will implement green activations in play. This year’s theme will highlight the importance of conserving and restoring forests and oceans. The Green Game Jam 2021 is launching today as studios compete to create the most lauded game updates around the theme.

Supported by the United Nations, the Playing for the Planet Alliance was started in 2019 to use video games to reach a wider audience with a message about fighting climate change. The Green Game Jam came out of that, and this is the second annual jam event.

The 25 participating studios include Ubisoft, Mojang Studios, Niantic, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and

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