Printing, 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.
The launch of Duluth~Superior Magazine, a regional Minnesota niche, may never have happened if it weren’t for its founder’s rocky start.When former Duluth News Tribune publisher Marti Buscaglia decided to leave the newspaper to take a position at the Orange County Register in California, she suffered a devastating career blow when an anonymous reader tipped off her new employer to ask for a copy of Buscaglia’s college diploma.Buscaglia, who never finished her degree, says she made the “rookie” mistake of writing it on her resume. “The CEO asked me, ‘Well, do you want to come on board anyway and ride out the storm?’ and I told him that I didn’t think it was fair to his readers—they needed a publisher they could trust.” Buscaglia picked up the pieces, finished her college degree in Minnesota (graduating summa cum laude), and took the summer of 2007 to write the business plan for her dream of producing a niche city and lifestyle publication for the area.“I had a vision and I understand demographics. We really set out to give people a sense of pride of living in this region,” she says of the underserved market.After launching in the winter of 2008, Buscaglia’s brainchild has a 10,000 circulation for a market area of less than 250,000 people. While other area magazines tout PDFs to display content online, Buscaglia has created a Web presence with online-exclusive content, unique media partnerships and a comprehensive arts and events calendar. The Web site draws 165,000 page views from 10,000 visitors monthly.“We didn’t have a lot of ads, but enough to make it worthwhile, with five full-page advertisers with yearlong contracts, and a few smaller ones,” says Buscaglia. The magazine, now 68 pages, is down from its launch of 96 pages. Buscaglia admits anticipating a page reduction. “Readers are just as happy. Many say it’s better.”VITAL STATS: After only a year, Duluth~Superior Magazine has 10,000 circulation for a market area of less than 250,000 people.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force has signed an enhanced use lease (EUL) with Gulf Power Co. to develop a 30-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant on a 240-acre parcel at Eglin AFB, Fla.The deal, part of the Air Force Community Partnership and Energy Program initiative, allows the utility and its developer to construct, own, operate and maintain the solar array. In return for use of the land, Gulf Power will make infrastructure upgrades promoting renewable energy or energy conservation at the installation over the lifespan of the 37-year lease. The financial consideration is valued at $1 million, according to a press release.“These important partnerships support our base and civic communities and efficiently use Air Force property to enable unfunded installation requirements that support our mission and sustainability,” said Jennifer Miller, deputy assistant secretary for installations.The power generated by the solar array will be delivered to a nearby Gulf Power substation and transmitted to the utility’s retail customers. The project will generate more than 60,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, according to the Air Force.The service is always searching for innovative ways to partner with the community, especially in the energy domain, said Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy.“This important partnership with Gulf Power helps us strengthen relationships with our local communities, and this particular EUL enhances our buying power for infrastructure while helping Gulf Power provide renewable energy for the community,” Ballentine said.“We are going to receive infrastructure upgrades that will be reinvested into our energy programs and improve our energy resiliency, which is, first and foremost, our highest focus area for facility energy,” she said.
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0 Post a comment Animals behaving badly amuse the internet Enlarge ImageSnakes alive, this python is a big ‘un. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission “Problem pythons” sounds like a great band name, but it’s a real issue for some areas of Florida. Burmese pythons are breeding and spreading across wildlife areas, including the fragile Everglades. The state now pays trappers to round up the large snakes, and one particular hunter just caught a doozy. Trapper John Hammond grabbed an 18-foot-long (5.5-meter) python this past weekend. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shared a startling photo of his trophy on Facebook earlier this week. “During cooler months, people are more likely to see pythons during the day,” the commission wrote. Hammond, officially known as a Python Removal Contractor, snagged the snake in the Everglades Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area near Miami. Burmese pythons can reach 20 feet (6 meters) in size. More nope-ropes The story didn’t end happily for the snake. FWC says pythons caught for the program are humanely euthanized. Hammond told Fox 35 he would use the snake’s hide after skinning it. The news station also reports the snake just set a new record for largest python caught as part of Florida’s removal program. The 150-pounder beat out a 17-foot, 120-pound snake snagged in November. It’s sad to see what happens to these majestic animals, but Florida is trying to control the invasive species, which is taking a serious toll on native wildlife. The state even offers Python Patrol, a training program for private citizens that teaches them how to identify, capture and humanely kill the predators. Hundreds of the snakes have been removed since Florida started its python-control efforts. Tags CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Share your voice Nest doorbell camera catches slithery snake on video Rare two-headed venomous snake offers double the nope 11 Photos Random
2 Share your voice Tags Comments Google Alphabet Inc. Tech Industry The Nest Secure home security system Tyler Lizenby/CNET The US Senate Commerce Committee wants explanations from Google CEO Sundar Pichai about a recent controversy at Nest, the smart-home device company Google owns. Last week, the search giant drew criticism because its Nest Secure hub, a web-connected home security system, includes a microphone, but it was never disclosed in hardware specs, marketing materials or on Nest’s website. The microphone’s existence became apparent after Google announced earlier this month it was bringing its Assistant software to the Nest Secure. The Assistant, which lets people check flight information or turn off the lights in their houses, relies heavily on voice commands — and a microphone — when its on devices without screens. At the time, Google said it was an “error” that the microphone was omitted from the product specs. The company also said the mic has never been activated. But that hasn’t satisfied committee members, who wrote a letter to Pichai demanding more information. “Google’s failure to disclose a microphone within its Nest Secure product raises serious questions about its commitment to consumer transparency and disclosure,” the letter dated Feb. 25 says. “As consumer technology becomes ever more advanced, it is essential that consumers know the capabilities of the devices they are bringing into their homes so they can make informed choices.” The letter demands Pichai follow up with the committee by March 12. The committee also wants an “in-person briefing” on the issue by March 29. The letter was written by Senate Republicans Roger Wicker of Mississippi, John Thune of South Dakota and Jerry Moran of Kansas. Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about the letter. The controversy comes as Google — and the rest of Silicon Valley — deal with broader scrutiny over privacy and data collection. Google has gotten blowback from lawmakers and the public for its use of data location on its Android phones, as well as the access it gives third-party software makers to read people’s emails on Gmail. The committee wants Pichai to specifically address six questions:Has a microphone always been a component of the Nest Secure home security and alarm system device?When and how did Google become aware that a microphone was not listed on the Nest Secure’s technical specifications available to consumers?What steps has Google taken to inform purchasers of Nest Secure devices that the device contains a previously undisclosed microphone?Please describe Google’s process for developing technical specifications for its products. At what stage of this process did the error take place that resulted in the omission of the microphone’s presence in the Nest Secure device? Has Google taken steps to prevent such an error from reocurring in the technical specifications for other Google products?Is Google aware or has Google ever been aware of any third party using the Nest Secure microphone for any unauthorized purpose?Is Google aware of similar omissions in the technical specifications for any other Google products?The Senate also points out that the undisclosed microphone leaves consumers vulnerable to spying from hackers.”Moreover, even if Google was not using the Nest Secure microphone to record any information or it was turned off by default, there is still risk that hackers or other outside entities could have activated the microphone to illicitly record information,” the letter says. Nest has suffered other privacy controversies recently. Last month, a hacker infiltrated the Nest Cam security camera of a San Francisco Bay Area family by using a password obtained from a third-party breach. The hacker convinced the family that the US was under nuclear attack from North Korea. In December, another hacker took over the camera of a man in Arizona to warn him of security vulnerabilities. In another case that month, a hacker told a couple through the device that he’d kidnap their child.
Enlarge 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 voice 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 jealous
Edmund Shing explains why now is the perfect time to invest in British beverages giant Diageo.1) Global spirit makerDiageo is a multinational alcoholic beverages company, a member of the FTSE 100 index (UK Code: DGE) and currently holds a market value of Â£48bn ($73.7bn, â‚¬68.3bn).2) Big brandsThe company has a number of huge global alcohol brands, such as Johnnie Walker whisky, Smirnoff vodka, Baileys Irish Cream and Guinness. Together these brands make up 30% of Diageos sales.3) GrowthDiageo has seen decent growth in its spirits lines, with vodka sales rising by 4% in the first half of this year.4) Region-diversifiedThe company has a global reach, with 1/3 of sales in North America, 1/4 from Europe and over 40% from emerging markets such as China.5) ChristmasThe Christmas holiday season is fast approaching and thats a great time for spirit makers. This is because they do a disproportionately high amount of their sales over Christmas as we all get merry.Edmund Shing is Global Head of Equity Derivative Strategy at BNP Paribas in London. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Close
Stewards are seen behind desks with the logo of Wipro Ltd at the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru, October 21, 2016.Reuters fileWith Infosys kicking off the Q4 earnings season on Thursday, the focus will now shift to the other two major IT services companies — TCS and Wipro. India’s largest software services exporter, TCS, will declare its results on April 18 while the third-largest exporter, Wipro, will come out with its performance on April 25 after the conclusion of the two-day board meeting.Wipro had given a revenue guidance of $1,922-1,941 million for the fourth quarter (Q4) after reporting $1,902.8 million for the December 2016 (Q3) quarter.IT stocks were faring far lower on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Thursday in comparison to the 30-scrip benchmark index, Sensex. The BSE IT index was down 1.72 percent at around 10.21 am in sharp contrast to the Sensex that was trading 0.15 percent lower at 29,599.Wipro shares were trading 1.55 percent lower at Rs 493 apiece while TCS was down 2.39 percent to Rs 2,337. Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies were also trading in the red, down 0.99 percent and 1.05 percent, respectively.Industry body Nasscom had estimated revenue growth for the ~$150 billion Indian IT industry to come in the range of 8.6 percent, lower from the earlier 8-10 percent projection in November 2016 and 10-12 percent in February last year.Nasscom deferred its growth forecast for the next fiscal (FY2018) at its February summit to May, citing global uncertainty and US President Donald Trump’s policies to defer projections for FY 2018. “This (the postponement) has been attributed to global macro uncertainty, cross-currency fluctuations, structural shift in the industry, political volatility, headwinds in healthcare around the repealment in the US of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and lack of firming up of discretionary spending by customers, especially in the critical BFSI sector (which accounts for 40%-45% of industry revenues),” Girish Pai, analyst at brokerage Nirmal Bang Institutional Equities, had written in his note in February this year. As already reported, Infosys’ Q4 (March 2017) net profit was Rs 3,603 crore, a marginal rise of 0.2 percent from its December 2016 quarter net profit of Rs 3,597 crore but a fall of 2.8 percent from Rs 3,708 crore for the March 2016 quarter.He had also expected Nasscom to make a growth projection of 6-8 percent for the current fiscal (FY2018), close to the actual dollar revenue guidance of 6.5-8.5 percent given by Infosys.”The company’s outlook (consolidated) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, under IFRS is as follows: Revenues are expected to grow 6.5%-8.5% in constant currency,” Infosys said on Thursday. Employees of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) at the company headquarters in Mumbai March 14, 2013.Reuters File
Some 3,000 more Rohingyas entered Bangladesh since 22 November putting the total number of Rohingyas at 624,000 since 25 August, said the UN Migration Agency on Monday, reports UNB.As of 25 November, Bangladesh Immigration and Passports Department registered a total of 663, 694 people through biometric registration, according to the IOM Needs and Population Monitoring.Meanwhile, Bangladesh Social Service Department has identified 7,771 unaccompanied and separated children.The report is produced by Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) in collaboration with humanitarian partners that covered 17 November to until 24 November. The next report will be issued on 3 December.This week the ISCG Humanitarian Hub in Ukhia will become operational and the ISCG will deploy staff to the field in order to provide coordination services on the ground for sector partners, government authorities and both national and international nongovernmental organisations.The hub has been constructed by the International Humanitarian Partnership and IOM.Violence in Rakhine which began on 25 August has driven the Rohingya across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.The people who have arrived in Bangladesh since 25 August came with very few possessions.They have used most of their savings on transportation and constructing a shelter, often out of no more than bamboo and thin plastic.The Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar is highly vulnerable, having fled conflict and experienced severe trauma, and now living in extremely difficult conditions, said the report.Population movements within Cox’s Bazar remain highly fluid, with increasing concentration in Ukhia, where the government has allocated 3,000 acres for a new camp.
Road Accident logoFour motorcyclists were killed after a bus hit their motorbike on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Tarabagh area of Raipura upazila of Narsingdi district on Friday.The deceased are Ramjan Mia, 17, son of a certain Asad Choukidar, Dalim Mia, 17, son of one Hafizuddin, Shohagh Mia, 17, son of one Sharif Mia, and Yamin, 23.The accident took place around 7:00am when a Dhaka-bound bus from Kishoreganj knocked the bike carrying four people, leaving all the riders killed on the spot, said Bhairab highway police station officer-in-charge AKM Kauser.On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to local hospital morgue, he added.
Aysha Siddiqa MinniAysha Siddiqa Minni, wife of slain Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, confessed to her involvement in Rifat murder, claimed superintendent of Barguna police Maruf Hossain on Thursday.The police official came up with the statement at a press conference organised after they arrested Rashidul Hasan Rishan, 20, another accused in the much talked-about murder case.”Minni, herself, admitted her involvement in Rifat murder. She kept close contact with Rifat’s murderers. She even held several meetings with the murderers before and after the murder,” the SP told the press conference.Earlier on 17 July, Minni was arrested after nearly 12 hours of interrogation.In a statement, superintendent of police in Barugna, Maruf Hossain, said the investigation officer’s interrogation of Aysha Siddiqa Minni and analysis of the information she provided him appeared to show her involvement in the murder.On 14 July, Minni addressed a media conference at her father’s residence, where she claimed herself innocent.She defended herself saying those who created ‘Nayan Bond’ and the terrorist group ‘Bond 007’ in Barguna are trying to divert the murder case to a different direction by accusing her.Superintendent of Barguna police Maruf Hossain presents accused Rashidul Hasan Rishan, 20, in Rifat murder at his Barguna office on Thursday. Photo: Prothom Alo”By uploading negative posts, doctored images and comments, a vested quarter has been plotting against me since Rifat’s murder. Their main intention is to direct the case to a different course. Because, those who created 007 Bond group are very influential and rich,” she told the press conference.She made the claim after her father-in-law Abdul Halim Sharif, on the earlier day, told a media conference at Barguna press club that Minni was involved in the Rifat killing.He also demanded her arrest.On 26 June, Rifat Sharif was killed in broad daylight in front of Barguna Government College.On the following day, victim’s father Abdul Halim Sharif filed a lawsuit with Barguna police station against 12. Besides, four-five others unnamed people also were made accused in the case.Main accused in the case Sabbir Ahmed alias Nayan Bond was killed in what police called a gunfight with them on 2 July.As of Thursday morning, 15 people have been arrested in connection with the murder.
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