Fry Adds Digital Reprint Services

first_imgPrinting, production and distribution company Fry Communications has added digital reprint services to its portfolio of services.Using the same PDFs publishers provide for printing their issues, Fry says it can print four-color or single color reprints, ranging from single sheets to 32-page stitched booklets. The reprints can be printed on coated or uncoated stocks from 45-pounf text weight to 110-pound cover stock.Fry—which traditionally offers print, premedia, distribution, direct mail and fulfillment services— also will offer in-house design services to publishers who need redesign of reformatting of article of section reprints, the company says.last_img

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Toyota isnt stopping at opening its patents will sell hybrid tech to

first_imgEnlarge ImageToyota has spent the last 20 years honing the Prius’ Hybrid Synergy Drive tech into what it is today, and now other carmakers can buy that tech for their own products. Toyota Toyota recently did something pretty unexpected. It announced that it would allow royalty-free use of thousands of its gasoline-electric hybrid patents, patents it has jealously guarded in the past. It did this to extend the life of hybrid technology in an increasingly electric world, but that’s not where its plans end.According to a report published Friday by Reuters, Toyota has plans to not only act as a manufacturer of whole cars and trucks but also as a Tier 2 supplier. That means that it will supply hybrid components and even entire hybrid drivetrains to rivals. Why would it do that? Well, in short, to save some cash on electrification.See, Toyota has been lagging behind other companies in the development of fully electric vehicles. Catching up to the likes of Nissan and GM will require substantial amounts of cash for development of its own technology, but even more money will be needed to build a manufacturing infrastructure to support EV production.”We anticipate that there will probably be very few automakers who use our patents to develop their own hybrids from scratch, so by using our system and our components, and offering our support, we can work together to develop these cars,” said Shigeki Terashi, executive vice president for Toyota, in a statement to Reuters. Toyota didn’t immediately reply to a request for further comment.If Toyota can sell hybrid stuff to other car companies who want or need help in bringing down their corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) numbers and can’t afford to spend the capital necessary to develop their own systems, then it won’t have to dig quite so deeply into its own pockets.Toyota is already equipping other manufacturers’ vehicles with its hybrid tech. The (decidedly lackluster) Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid uses Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive tech, for example. Toyota will also supply hybrid tech to Suzuki, and the hot-rod hybrid Jimny that could likely result from that hookup will haunt our dreams forever. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: A tougher looking electrified crossover Post a comment 62 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Patents Suzuki Subaru Toyota Share your voicecenter_img 0 More From Roadshow Auto Tech Hybrids Car Industry Toyota 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouslast_img read more

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From Foster Care to Park Heights Leader

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, syoes@afro.comAs Pamela Curtis strides toward the front porch of the first group home she lived in during her childhood, much of which was spent in foster care, there does not seem to be a hint of anger, melancholy or anxiety on her face or in her spirit. In fact, there is a sense of calm that exudes from her as she sits down on the front stoop of the home located in a quiet Northwest Baltimore neighborhood.“Sleeping with my clothes on because the group home mother’s sons kept calling me `fresh meat’ and made comments about coming in my room,” said Curtis via Facebook message regarding that chapter during her years in foster care. “It’s all beautiful,” she added, alluding to the rock solid faith that brought her through those challenging times and guide her today.Pamela Curtis is founder and president of Pushing the Vision Outreach. (Courtesy Photo)Curtis is founder and president of Pushing the Vision Outreach, a 501c3, non-profit (established Feb. 2010), she describes as a, “Multicultural organization that caters to the underserved communities in Baltimore City and surrounding counties, through mentoring, workshops for parents, financial counseling, empowerment events and the redevelopment of communities. I just want the forgotten to be remembered.”This week she is making the final preparations for her “Pushing the Vision Outreach Day” on Aug. 4, the day in 2016 former President Barack Obama, the state of Maryland and Baltimore City by proclamation recognized Curtis’ organization and her work. This year she chose the theme “The Rise of Kings” she says “to honor, appreciate and recognize men statewide.”Curtis’ event (which is also her 35th birthday celebration) will be at the Langston Hughes Business and Resource Center in her beloved Park Heights; the community she has adopted and works in. Curtis is the outreach coordinator for Park Heights Renaissance and she is also president of the Park Circle Community Association, the youngest community association president in Baltimore City. She is also the Park Heights neighborhood liaison for the Baltimore Police Department’s monitoring team (for the implementation of the consent decree) and Curtis, the mother of two teenage boys, is also a member of the Women’s Commission of Maryland.Her story is unique and perhaps implausible in the minds of some; a teenage girl who grew into young womanhood in Baltimore’s foster care system (she entered the system at 12, an aged out of it at age 21) to become an influential community leader at 35. Yet, she argues her star is rising as a leader not despite her past, but perhaps because of it.“I moved to Park Circle in Aug. 2017, by Dec., I was the president (of the neighborhood association).“(Park Heights) is a food desert and a desert as well. You remember growing up in Park Heights and you remember seeing the guys on the corners, or even people selling frozen cups, or someone selling something you needed for your household,” Curtis said. “But, to now drive and see the vacant houses or what used to be corner stores that you used to walk to to get penny candy or chips…but, now to see it in such a stage.” Where others see blight and despair Curtis sees opportunity and burgeoning pockets of beauty.“But, honestly, Park Heights is in such a transitional stage, it’s shifting…it’s transforming into something only a true visionary could envision, beautiful houses, homes,” she said.“Truth be told, those who focused on those houses being boarded up…no shade, but reality, those were the problem people. How can you see something broken or cracked and not want to be the solution and fix it? Because it takes one person.”Given what our city has gone through in the last three years since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and the subsequent uprising in April 2015, it is easy to be cynical if you are a resident of Baltimore; it has been easier perhaps for people to pack up and head for the nearest, or farthest county. But, there are still true believers in this city; people who truly believe in the people of this city, Curtis is one of those true believers.“People are so quick to say, `Oh, you know, I want to move out of the city.’ But, it’s beauty in the city, it’s history in this city, there’s power in this city. Umm, there’s money in this city and that’s why outside developers are coming into this city, because they know it’s money. If you build it, they will come,” Curtis said.last_img
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Streaming Leads Music Industry to Third Straight Year of Growth but YouTube

first_img“The industry is on a positive path of recovery but it’s very clear that the race is far from won,” she continued. “Record companies are continuing in their efforts to put the industry back onto a stable path and, to that end, we are continuing our campaign to fix the value gap. This is not just essential for music to thrive in today’s global market, but to create the right – fair – environment for it to do so in the future.” Although 2017 was the industry’s third consecutive year of growth after 15 years of significant decline, the year’s revenues are still just 68.4% of the market’s peak in 1999. Internationally, Latin American revenues grew by 17.7% and Asia and Australasia by 5.4%.As it did in past years, the report singles out the “value gap” — particularly with regard to what the organization considers low royalty payments from YouTube — as the largest single threat to the industry’s sustained growth.It illustrates this discrepancy with a graphic illustrating that the 272 million users of paid and ad-supported audio streams generated $5.569 billion in 2017, while 1.3 billion users of video streams generated just $856 million.“Record companies remain dedicated to ensuring full and fair value is returned for music as it is consumed in its many different forms around the world,” the report reads. “Crucially, this involves finding a legislative solution to the value gap, the mismatch between the value created by some digital platforms from their use of music and what they pay to those creating and investing in it.“Inconsistent applications of online liability laws have emboldened certain digital platforms to claim that they are not liable for the music they make available to the public,” it continues. “Today, services such as YouTube, which have developed into sophisticated on-demand music platforms, use this as a shield to avoid licensing music like other digital services do, claiming they are not legally responsible for the music they distribute on their site. Legislative action is needed to ensure that laws on copyright liability are applied correctly and consistently, so that platforms cannot claim they do not need to be licensed to distribute music. The music community is united in calling for policymakers to take action.”IFPI CEO Frances Moore’s comments reflected both cautious optimism and warning. “It’s been another incredibly exciting year for music. The work and investment from record companies is enabling brilliant, diverse artists to break through to fans around the world, soundtracking their lives and bringing them increasingly rich and immersive ways to enjoy the music they love. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The global recorded music market grew by 8.1% in 2017, its third consecutive year of growth since the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) began tracking the market in 1997, according to figures released today in the organization’s “Global Music Report 2018.” Total revenues for 2017 were $17.3 billion.Streaming remains the main driver of recovering revenues and, for the first time, has become the single largest revenue source, with 176 million users of paid streaming services contributing to year-on-year streaming growth of 41.1%, according to the report. Streaming now accounts for 38.4% of total recorded music revenue and its growth has more than offset a 5.4% decline in physical revenue and a 20.5% decline in download revenue. Total digital income last year accounted for more than half of all revenue (54%) for the first time.last_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Man City v Leicester

first_imgThe Premier League title has enthralled us for nearly the whole season and Manchester City can take it to the final day and put one hand on the trophy with victory over Leicester. Liverpool snuck a barely deserved win against Newcastle to keep the race alive but six more points will give City the trophy and they have the quality to get past the Foxes.At this stage of the season some games will inevitably become tight nervy contests where mental resilience counts for just as much as the skill of the teams involved. Manchester City have already been through a couple of those games, with plenty of grit needed to see out 1-0 wins against Tottenham and Burnley. Against Burnley, they were frustrated for long periods before Sergio Aguero’s 64th-minute goal – bundled in and was given after a goal-line technology decision despite Matthew Lowton’s attempted clearance. They didn’t have their usual fluency but they found a way to get through and if anything, this game might suit them more.Leicester have had a revival since the astute signing of Brendan Rodgers as manager with five wins in eight games, giving them an outside chance of seventh, even though they will have to win both today’s game and their last one against Chelsea. They were extremely impressive against Arsenal in a 3-0 win even allowing for the visitors terrible away record and the early red card they suffered.Rogers has bright prospects for next season with James Maddison on the left flank mixing well with Jamie Vardy who has 18 goals in the Premier League – the most of any striker not playing for a top six team. An active midfield with Hamza Choudhury – unfairly singled out for things he said when he was young and foolish – Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Nidid have as much energy as any top half side, and Marc Albrighton and Ricardo Pereira give them width down the flanks too. They also have better defenders than most, with Jonny Evans and Harry Maguire ahead of Kasper Schmeichel, so they do have the quality to cause City issues.However, their attacking nature should be music to Guaridola’s ears, as this promises to be a more open game than their 1-0 win against Burnley, and the prospect of a top half finish should bring them forward at some stage.Guardiola is without two of his key weapons in Kevin De Bruyne, and probably also without Fernandinho, but in an end to end game Bernardo and David Silva should thrive, and Leroy Sane, brilliant in the Manchester Derby, will love running at Leicester’s defence.Man City v Leicester CityPremier League20:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches, from past 10 years)DEC 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 2-1 Manchester CityDEC 2018 CARABAO CUP Leicester 1-1 Manchester CityFEB 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 5-1 LeicesterDEC 2017 EFL CUP Leicester 1-1 Manchester CityNOV 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 0-2 Manchester CityMAY 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 2-1 LeicesterDEC 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 4-2 LeicesterFEB 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester 1-3 LeicesterDEC 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 0-0 Manchester CityAlong with Sergio Aguero, that’s enough firepower to overwhelm the Foxes at some stage regardless of tactics and the Citizens have won all their home games against top-half teams while Leicester have lost six of their nine away days against top-six teams. One of those exceptions was a 1-1 draw against Liverpool which has proven to be a crucial pinched point in the season but the hosts missed a number of good chances when on top early there and City can prove to be sharper.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK OVEWR 3.5 GOALS 5 pts at 10/11 with starsports.betBACK MAN CITY 3-1 1 pt at 17/2 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 273.17 points(excluding Premier League ante-post, Wells Fargo)last_img read more

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