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Indian ships in China for 70th PLA Navy anniversary Pak ships set

first_imgBeijing: Two Indian battle ships, including the biggest indigenously built stealth destroyer INS Kolkata, have arrived at the port city of Qingdao to take part in the Chinese Navy’s fleet review while the Pakistan naval ships will be conspicuous by their absence at the event. China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is celebrating its 70th founding anniversary on April 23 with a grand fleet review. Ten countries, including India, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam will deploy 20 vessels to join a naval parade. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsINS Kolkata, which is the first of a new class of three destroyers built by India, is accompanied by tanker INS Shakti, a fleet support ship, to take part in the event. However, PLAN’s naval fleet review will be held without the ships from its closest ally Pakistan. Though there is no official announcement, official sources said that no Pakistan ships are expected to take part in the fleet review. Instead, Pakistan navy will be represented by a high-level delegation at the Qingdao celebrations being held from April 21-26. Being an all-weather ally of China, Pakistan is the biggest procurer of Chinese weapons systems. China is currently building four most advanced naval frigates for Pakistan.last_img read more

On International Peace Day Ban turns spotlight on worlds young people

“Young people today are at home with global diversity; they are comfortable in an interconnected world. Yet they are also vulnerable to the forces of extremism,” Mr. Ban said before observing a minute of silence and then driving the ringing beam three times into the bell.“So I say to all governments and our partners: let us do more to give them a world of tolerance and opportunity. And I say to all young people: join us.”A gift from Japan that hangs from a wooden beam in a garden in front of UN Headquarters, the bell has tolled every year in a solemn call for peace since 1981, when the General Assembly established the Day to coincide with its opening session every September.Flanked by UN Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors Midori Goto, Yuna Kim, Anggun, Catarina Furtado, Goedele Liekens and Elie Wiesel, Mr. Ban listened as a children’s choir played music. In his remarks Mr. Ban acknowledged that young people are “impatient, frustrated by poverty, injustice and environmental degradation.“You are concerned that we, your elders, have not made greater headway against these threats,” he added, noting that world leaders will gather for a summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a series of targets aiming to slash extreme hunger and poverty, maternal and infant mortality, disease and lack of access to education and health services, all by 2015.“There have been remarkable gains, but we need faster progress – much, much faster. Young people can play a central role.”Mr. Ban then opened a student conference attended by more than 600 young people in a UN hall and hundreds of others linked by video conference sites at UN peacekeeping missions around the world. At a later tea gathering for peace with UN Association of Japan president Genshitsu Sen, Mr. Ban recalled his recent visit to Hiroshima. “I will never forget meeting the survivors – the hibakusha – or their painful and moving testimony. I was very impressed and moved this morning when young students sang a song of peace with the piano which survived the atomic attack 65 years ago.”Ms. Kim, who won a gold medal in skating for South Korea in the 2010 Beijing Olympics and recently became a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), told the UN News Centre she wanted to use her own positive experience to help children around the world and encourage others to do the same.“I think it’s very important to have a dream and I hope I can share the message with children in need,” she said.General Assembly President Joseph Deiss said the Peace Bell was an important symbol of the ultimate goal at the United Nations: that the message of peace will resound around the world.“Yet, many conflicts still ravage our world and cause distress and suffering to hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. For peace to resound around the world, we have to work hard,” he declared. “Peace can only be achieved through tolerance, dialogue, friendship and respect among peoples, liberty and democracy, justice and prosperity.”Normally marked on 21 September, this year’s Headquarters ceremony was brought forward so as not to clash with next week’s MDG summit. Other ceremonies around the world will continue up until 21 September. In Geneva today, a team composed of diplomats from UN permanent missions and staff members of UN agencies in the city played soccer against a team of local high-school students to mark the Day. 17 September 2010In a time-honoured ritual at United Nations Headquarters in New York today Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rang a bell cast from pennies donated by children from 60 nations to inaugurate the annual International Day of Peace, which this year is dedicated to the world’s young. read more

BBC draws curtains on show that told horrors of Lanka war

For Tamils, BBC Thamizhosai was one such platform that gave them the exposure to voice such concerns about their culture. Popularity of the programme rocketed during the Sri Lankan Civil War. This was a time when the channel extensively reported on the war, showing the world the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Sivapadasundaram was known for his skills in broadcasting. His articulation was so well known that All India Radio Madras Station engaged Sivapadasundaram for live broadcast for the funeral processions of K Kamaraj and C N Anndurai. After settling in Madras, Sivapathasundaram became a close associate of writer Chitti Sundararajan and started researching on Tamil novels and short stories. Described as “the Beaumont and Fletcher of Tamil literary criticism” together they published their two magnum opuses: ‘The Tamil Novel: A Century of Growth’ (1977) and ‘Tamilil Sirukathai – Varalaarum Valarchiyum’ (1989). Both became the basic source for many researchers. Both the writers felt the necessity for an organisation that would help researchers in delving deeper into Tamil culture. The BBC on April 30 finally drew the curtains on Thamizhosai – a popular Tamil show that lasted three quarters of a century. Originally called ‘A news letter from Ceylon’, it was launched on May 3, 1941, as a propaganda machinery of the British to report on the Second World War in Sri Lanka – which was then a British Colony. But the later years saw it metamorphose into a favourite among the Tamil diaspora, not only for introducing Tamil culture to the world, but also for reflecting major predicaments faced by the community including those in Sri Lanka, the Times of India reported.Thamizhosai was the brainchild of S Sivapadasundaram, a former editor of the Sri Lanka’s popular Tamil periodical Eezha Kesari and a journalist who was equally proficient in Tamil, English and Sanskrit. The service was eventually broadened to include music, drama and interviews in Tamil. Initially started as a half-an-hour weekly programme, Thamizhosai grabbed the coveted 9:15pm to 9:30pm slot after it was highly appreciated by Tamil speaking people across the world. It was later that Sivapadasundaram named it Thamizhosai, after Subramanya Bharati’s famous poem on Tamil, in which the poet says “the sweet sound of Tamil must be made to be heard all over the world”. As a part of its Human Rights programme in 2002, ‘Tamil as Manudam Vellum (Humanity will win)’, a 20-part series on human rights issues in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka was broadcast in Thamizhosai. Journalist Sampath Kumar was roped in for the series. Extensive interviews and on the spot studies resulted in its great success. Thirumalai Manivannan, then the editor of this section said “This is the first time in recent years that a Tamil journalist has gone so extensively into the war-torn north and east of Sri Lanka and reported the conditions there.”Despite the many laurels the programme won, it is a pity that such shortwave transmission had to fold up due to severe competition from various sources available for information. (Colombo Gazette) read more

The Latest Iran says no TrumpRouhani meeting at the UN

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack by Iran-backed Yemeni rebels on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local):11:30 a.m.Iran says a meeting between the presidents of the U.S. and Iran on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly later this month is not on the agenda.Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday that “this meeting will not happen” and called reports about a potential face-to-face between Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani as mere “speculation.”However, the U.S. has said it will remain open for talks with Iran. Trump tweeted Sunday: The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, “No Conditions.” That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)”The tensions roiling the Persian Gulf escalated following a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that U.S. alleged Iran was responsible for — charges that Tehran denies. Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have claimed they targeted a Saudi processing facility and an oil filed with drones.___6:10 a.m.Global energy prices have spiked after an attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure as President Donald Trump warned Iran that America was “locked and loaded” to respond to an assault it alleges Tehran orchestrated.Benchmark Brent crude gained nearly 20% in the first moments of trading Monday before settling down to 10% higher. A barrel of Brent traded up $6 to $66.28.U.S. benchmark West Texas crude was up around 9%.Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed the attacks Saturday. However, the U.S. released satellite images overnight Monday it alleges shows the fire came from either Iraq or Iran.Iran has denied being involved in the attack, though it comes amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.The Associated Press read more

US factory output picks up in February for 2nd month

WASHINGTON – U.S. factories produced more machinery, appliances and other goods last month, the second straight increase in output and a sign manufacturing may be stabilizing after a difficult year.The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory production rose 0.2 per cent in February, after rising 0.5 per cent the previous month. The increases in the past two months follow four declines in the previous five months.The gains suggest that U.S. manufacturers are overcoming challenges from the strong dollar and weak overseas growth, which have cut into exports. Factories added jobs last year at the weakest pace since the recession ended in 2009.Overall industrial production, which includes utilities and mining, fell 0.5 per cent last month, the fourth drop in five months. Utility production plunged 4 per cent as mild temperatures lowered demand for heat.And mining output, which includes oil and gas drilling, fell 1.4 per cent, a result of low oil prices.The plunge in oil prices has dragged down mining output for more than a year. Mining production has fallen an average of 1.3 per cent a month for the past six months, the Fed said. Oil and gas well drilling has collapsed more than 60 per cent since late 2014.Automakers trimmed output in February, after a large increase in the previous month. Clothing production jumped 3 per cent.U.S. factories had been weighed down by the strong dollar and weaker overseas growth since the beginning of last year.A stronger dollar makes U.S. goods more expensive overseas and lowers the price of competing imports. Slower growth in China, Europe and Japan has also reduced demand for U.S. products and cut into corporate profits, which can lower business spending on big-ticket manufactured goods.Other recent manufacturing data has also shown some recovery. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group, said its measure of factory activity in February showed that manufacturing shrank for the fifth straight month. Yet its gauge rose to 49.5, close to a reading above 50, which signals expansion.And orders for manufactured goods rose 1.6 per cent in January, after two straight declines, a sign output could increase again in the coming months. US factory output picks up in February for 2nd month by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Mar 16, 2016 7:49 am MDT Last Updated Mar 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In this Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, photo, welder Gabriel Gonzalez welds a support beam at a local welding shop in Hialeah, Fla. On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the Federal Reserve reports on industrial production for February. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) read more

Lobster season off Nova Scotia closes with high prices good catchesfisherman

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 1, 2016 8:33 am MDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2016 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lobster season off Nova Scotia closes with high prices, good catches:fisherman YARMOUTH, N.S. – Lobster fishermen in southwest Nova Scotia closed their fishing season with some of the best prices in a decade and catches that rival last year’s haul, thanks to burgeoning markets in Asia and robust stocks, the head of a fishing group said Wednesday.Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, said boats from fishing area 34 tied up at midnight with a closing price of $6 a pound — the same as when the season opened on the last Monday in November. Berry said the price rose to a high of $10 a pound and then dipped as availability increased.He said early indications are that catches could rival last year’s haul of 55 million pounds for that area, which stretches from Shelburne to Digby counties and valued its catch last year at about $350 million.“It was a good season — catches were good, the price was up and was probably the best price probably since 2006 or 2007,” he said.“It seems like there’s a massive demand out there. You almost can’t keep up with the market.”Berry attributes the good catches to favourable weather, the low Canadian dollar, affordable fuel prices and burgeoning markets in Asia. He says demand has gone up dramatically in recent years, so much so that fishermen say they are almost having trouble meeting the demands of the growing appetite for the crustaceans, particularly in China.The demand for lobster in Asian countries has risen sharply in the last four years, he said, making the region one of the biggest consumers of the delicacy.“Now I don’t know if you can catch enough lobsters to satisfy the markets there — China’s exploding,” he said.He said the industry is seeing European countries boost their buying power after years of constraint following the global economic downturn, along with U.S. buyers who still make up the largest market for Maritime lobster.Berry said that is in stark contrast to opening prices of about $3 a pound just six years ago when there was a glut of lobster and diminished demand.He expects that the catch total for his area and adjoining fishing area 33 could be about 75 million pounds, but final numbers won’t likely be known until the fall. There are 700 licence holders in area 33 and 950 in 34.“It looks like it will be another banner season and could be close to record catches or beyond,” he said.He said the success of the fishery can be felt in the shoreline communities, with some seeing a boon in everything from boat building to home renovations.“How the lobster season goes is how the local economy goes,” he said, adding that orders for new boats are backed up five years.— By Alison Auld in Halifax read more

Russian oligarchs are deserting Britains public schools as the economic reality of

The trend is believed to have been exacerbated by the nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury in March this year. Relations between Russia and Britain soured after Sergei and Yulia Skripal were targetted by the Russian state using a Soviet-made poison called Novichok. Figures published by the Independent Schools Council (ISC), which represents 1,300 private schools in the UK, reveal a steep decline in numbers of Russian pupils being taught in the UK over the last three years. Rich Russian oligarchs are deserting Britain’s public schools, as the economic reality of the new cold war starts to bite. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. More than twenty Russian diplomats and their families, including… read more

Orages alerte orange maintenue jusquà demain dans le sudest de la France

first_imgOrages : alerte orange maintenue jusqu’à demain dans le sud-est de la FranceFrance – Depuis hier 23 heures et jusqu’à mercredi 6h00, Météo France a déclenché l’état d’alerte orange pour la Corse, le Gard et les six départements de la région Paca en raison d’un “épisode orageux et pluvieux actif”.Ces orages ont déjà affecté la Corse, où 25 à 30 mm de précipitations ont pu être mesurés. Cette dépression orageuse devrait aujourd’hui continuer à se déplacer dans le sud-est du pays, vers le Gard et les départements de la région Paca, notamment le Var, les Bouches-du-Rhône et le Vaucluse, où elle sera la plus violente. Météo France évoque notamment des précipitations de l’ordre de 120 à 150 millimètres cumulés.  Dans les Alpes, pluies et orages iront en s’intensifiant cette fin de journée et cette nuit. Le 15 juin 2010 à 10:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Oculus Touch Teardown Reveals Steam Controller Guts

first_imgStay on target Well what do you know, Geek readers? iFixit got their hands on yet another hot new piece of technology… and predictably they disassembled it immediately for our enjoyment.This week’s installment is the Oculus Touch, the handheld VR controllers that perfectly complement the Rift headset that you’re hoping someone gifts you this holiday season. Or that you fully intend to gift yourself or already have gifted yourself.Worth knowing: the one part replacement that you’ll be doing with any frequency is quite easy to perform. That’s swapping the AA batteries, of course. The battery door is held in place by a magnet and pops off easily when you need access.What lurks beneath the outer shell of the Oculus Touch? A whole lotta infrared LEDs, for one thing. There are two dozen in total, 22 of which reside in the circular band your hands slide through.One other interesting discovery that iFixit made is that the Oculus Touch utilizes several of the same components that Valve used when they built the Steam Controller. Among them: a Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth chip, the 6-axis gyro, and accelerometer, and a capacitance sensor controller.Getting the Oculus Touch to this point took an average amount of effort. iFixit awarded the controller a 5/10 for repairability, knocking off a few points for the use of strong adhesive and a few parts that were soldered directly to a PCB.They also said that “navigating through the tabs, adhesive, and hidden screws is not intuitive,” and cautioned that it could be quite easy to damage the controller while taking it apart.Not that you were going to do that to your precious $200 VR controller… right? Not even to add custom LED lighting via the easy-to-access solder pads iFixit spotted? WiFi Track Could Dramatically Improve VROculus Rift Touch Will Debut With Over 50 Games last_img read more

Captive Orcas Destroy Their Own Teeth from Depression

first_imgStay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Cetaceans — a family of oceanic mammals that include dolphins and whales — are notably some of the smartest creatures on the planet. And, it seems, they might be too intelligent to be kept in captivity.A new report on captive orcas has revealed that these massive creatures universally destroy their teeth. They’ll chew on steel or concrete — anything they can. A global team of researchers studying the phenomenon have published their results in the Archives of Oral Biology. It might not sound like such a big deal, but in some cases tooth disease can be fatal, and it’s probably one of the strongest indications yet that orcas and their kin are far too intelligent to be kept in theme parks.“First, whales will ‘chew’ on concrete and steel features of their tanks,” former SeaWorld trainer and co-author of the new study told Gizmodo. “This is a neurotic behavioral ‘stereotypy’ done out of boredom and perhaps to relieve anxiety.”Just under two-thirds of all the whales examined had significant tooth wear because of this behavior. Ventre noted that this is fairly similar to other types of anxiety-relieving behaviors of other captive animals like tigers pacing in their cages.“The other mechanism [of tooth damage]… is a very acute event, happening in literally seconds (not over the lifetime of the animal). This happens when captive killer whales do ‘threat displays’ at each other, usually when vying for dominance. The whales will snap their jaws at each other, usually when a steel gate is between them,” he told Gizmodo.“I have personally found teeth fragments on the bottom of Shamu Stadium in Orlando,” he added.The researchers looked at hundreds of photos that were taken from public areas of parks during visits while the orcas were “opportunistically” moving into view. Each animal was also identified by two experts in the field. Each and every animal studied had dental damage.This is complicated in particular because of the nature of dental surgery in cetaceans. Root canals, for example, are common, but they can’t be filled in the same way. The gaps in the teeth are left open and flushed out daily with chemical washes. If they aren’t cleaned, they could develop into an abscess which can kill the animal. And surgery is often necessary because if nothing is done when the tooth is cracked or damaged, the orca could also develop an abscess and die. The problem, of course,  is that a drilled tooth is a lot weaker than a natural one and far more likely to fracture, requiring additional and more extensive care.“Managers and owners of the theme parks should immediately release animal health and dental records so that the zoo and research communities can be better informed of the causes and consequences of dental pathologies in captive orca,” John Jett co-author of the paper told Gizmodo. “Our report is revealing and it’s not something the theme park industry can dismiss, because the proof is there for people to observe themselves.”It’s a bit of an open secret that SeaWorld’s animals are poorly treated, and this just adds to growing mound of evidence. Orcas just aren’t meant to be kept captive and holding them in tanks, it seems, causes the same sorts of anxious and self-destructive behaviors any creature — even humans — develop when they’re confined.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

New provider in Canada launches WWE Network in HD

first_img WhatsApp The following press release was issued today:Eastlink launches WWE Network HD and breaks 200 HD milestoneHALIFAX, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ – With today’s addition of the World Wrestling Entertainment Network (WWE) in HD, Eastlink becomes one of only two providers in Canada to carry this wildly popular channel.“Over 85% of consumers now have one or more HDTVs in their home and that means they have an increasingly high expectation that their TV content will be delivered in the best possible quality,” said Eastlink CEO Lee Bragg. “We continue to work hard to deliver more HD programming than any of our competitors for a truly unmatched HD experience. While 200 may seem like just a number, it is important to our customers who are looking for all of their content to be delivered in HD.”Mr. Bragg explained that consumers are extremely passionate about access to HD channels, particularly channels like the WWE Network HD, which attracts over 15-million fans to its programming every week.“Our customers have been asking us daily when we are going to carry this channel so it is extra special that our 200th HD Channel is WWE HD,” says Mr. Bragg.As Eastlink continues to outpace its competition in the addition of HD channels, WWE HD becomes the latest in a series of HD Channel launches also including: Sundance Channel HD, COSMOTV HD, Nick HD, ATN HD, Super Ecran 1 HD, TFO HD, Historia HD, MSNBC HD, TVA Sports 2 HD and Citytv HD. WWE Now: IIconics overcome their fears with Cathy Kelley on EdgeWalk of CN Tower Google+ Pinterest SPOILERS: 7/20 Impact TV tapings in Windsor to air on Pursuit and Twitch center_img Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 2/8 WWE Live Results: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Strowman vs. Corbin, EC3 in action)last_img read more

Flyers for EVOLVE iPPVs handed out at NXT tapings

first_img WhatsApp WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Flyers for the upcoming EVOLVE iPPVs in Florida during Royal Rumble weekend from January 22 to January 24 were handed out prior to last night’s WWE NXT TV tapings at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida according to Mike Johnson. This is the first sign of a continuing partnership between the WWE and WWN since back in October when Sami Zayn appeared at the EVOLVE doubleshot of iPPVs in New York.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Seth Rollins Facebookcenter_img Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Cesaro Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Kurt Angle Google+ Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Pinterestlast_img read more

Popular Mechanics Partners with HP to Produce Customized Advertising Issue

first_imgAccording to Wladar, “It’s actually a pretty simple process,” though it adds a couple extra weeks to the production cycle. “If they are supplying the creative, it’s about a four-week lead time prior to close date to get something like this done.”A New Technology for the Magazine Industry This campaign marks HP’s first significant magazine application for the Inkjet Web Press, which, according to the company, is used more frequently in the book publishing as well as insurance and finance industries. “We introduced that technology about a year ago,” says Michelle Weir, HP’s marketing development manager for the publishing segment. “Before that, it was really difficult to do a full personalization of anything. The 40-inch press enables a 16-page fully personalized insert. When you look at how a magazine is made in 16-page segments, you can take that fully customized segment and put it into the binding of a magazine that was otherwise produced traditionally.”According to Weir, readers are welcoming this customized approach: 82 percent of readers liked the insert, according to a VISTA report, while 74 percent viewed HP and Hearst as innovative for delivering personalized messages to them through the outsert.While still in an early-adopter phase, customized advertising proves to be a potential boon for magazine publishers. Last year, The Atlantic’s November issue featured a number of customized advertising packages, including Dow’s purchase of multiple cover units, which resulted in the magazine’s highest number of ad pages for any issue in its (at the time) 153-year history.In 2009, Time Inc. experimented with an entirely personalized magazine, called Mine, which allowed readers to choose content from five magazines including Food & Wine, Golf, InStyle and Sports Illustrated. The one-shot title, sponsored entirely by Lexus, met with criticism as well as technical issues but was a first of its kind. That same year, National Geographic offered a customized cover option to readers for $19.99, following a similar experiment by WIRED in 2007.More on this topic Allure Floods Issue with 2-D Barcodes, Sees Subscription Bump National Geographic Rolls Out $19.99 Custom Cover Initiative Woman’s Day to Debut Mobile Issue Time Inc.’s Money Gives Advertisers Custom Messaging and Creative Options House Beautiful Launches Integrated Marketing Campaign Using Digimarc Technology Study: Mag Industry Hops On Action Code Trend, Engages ConsumersJust In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV NetworksPowered by According to associate publisher Jane Wladar, the results have been positive: the campaign drew more than 15,000 sweepstakes site visits and more than 10,000 unique entries within the first 28 days, amounting to a 4 percent response rate and a 3 percent conversion rate, exceeding the typical 1-2 percent rate for direct mail.Because the technology affords the opportunity to offer targeted messaging and an element of measurability to advertisers, Wladar says, “We are definitely going to use it again. We are in conversation with other advertisers to use the technology in other ways. This was done with HP to create a case study so we had metrics to send to the advertising community.”center_img Hearst has made its first venture into fully customized magazine advertising through its November issue of Popular Mechanics, which delivered personalized editions of the 1.2 million-circulation title to 300,000 of its subscribers in twelve different cities.Produced on HP Inkjet Web Press technology, and as a campaign for HP, the special editions featured an outsert with full-color name and address variable-data imaging, along with photos of regional landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge or a New York City brownstone. A sixteen-page insert featured information about HP technology along with a suggestion of where to buy HP products, using geocoding to drive readers to their nearest Staples or Best Buy. QR codes directed readers to an online sweepstakes and landing page with additional content.last_img read more

Journalist arrested for sharing dead goats news on FB

first_img-A journalist in Khulna has been arrested under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act (ICT).He was arrested from his home in Dumuria upazila at 2:30 in the yesterday (Monday) night, a few hours after a case was filed against him.The journalist, Abdul Latif Moral, is the Dumuria upazila correspondent of Khulna’s local daily, Prabaho.Dumuria police said that the case under section 57 was filed at 9:00 in the night by a certain Subrata Faujdar.Subrata Faujdar himself is a journalist, the Dumuria correspondent of the Jessore-based local daily Spandan.According to the police and locals, state minister for fisheries and livestock Narayan Chandra Chand distributed poultry and goats among some poor people of Dumuria.The goat given to a certain Zulfiqar Ali died that night and this was reported in the local newspapers. Subrata filed a case under section 57 against Latif for sharing this report on Facebook.Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Dumuria police station Sukumar Biswas said, that the case stated that the minister’s reputation had been harmed by the Facebook post of the news of the dead goat.OC Sukumar Biswas said, the plaintiff had submitted certain papers along with the complaint, pointing to the news being shared on Facebook. Latif has been arrested and the matter is being investigated.Latif was sent to court Tuesday morning.Speaking over mobile phone, Subrata told Prothom Alo, Latif had shared the news on Facebook that the goat given by the state minister had died. It did not have any picture of the dead goat. It had a picture of the state minister. Subrata felt that this was done to demean the state minister.He said, “We have always been with Awami League. I felt bad about this issue and so I filed the case.”last_img read more

HC asks BSTI to test pasteurised milk at four laboratories

first_imgHigh courtThe High Court has asked the authorities of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to test pasteurised milk of all authorised companies in laboratories of four organisations.The HC also asked the authorities to submit a report in this regard within a week.The apex court came up with the move following laboratory research on the pasteurised milk by a Dhaka University’s institution that found antibiotics and the presence of many harmful elements in the milk.The prescribed organisations are International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr’b, Livestock and Research Institute, Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) and National Food Safety Laboratory.An HC bench comprising justice Syed Refat Ahmed and justice Md Iqbal Kabir handed down the order.The HC also directed the authorities of the four institutions to file separate report over their laboratory findings.Tanvir Ahmed stood in favour of the writ petition while MR Hasan for BSTI.last_img read more

Remand for suspected coop embezzlers

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