Youth found dead in Golf Green identified

first_imgKolkata: The identity of the deceased youth, who was found dead on Sunday morning at a housing complex in Golf Green has been established. The youth was identified as Santosh Singh Adhikari (27) of Jorhat in Assam.Police came to know that the youth used to stay at a paying guest facility at Bikramgarh in Jadavpur. Adhikari an architect and used to work in Goa. He was an drug addict and has been to a rehabilitation centre for a few months in Delhi. However, during his stay in Goa, Adhikari was named in a criminal case for which he lost his job. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaApproximately one and half months ago he came to Kolkata searching for a new job. But as he did not find any, Adhikari was depressed. His roommates told police that on Saturday night he consumed liquor and went to sleep. Around 4 am he woke up and went out of the house and since then he was untraceable. It was alleged during night hours antisocial activities are carried out in the area. Deputy Commissioner of South Division Sudeep Sarkar on Tuesday night along with police force conducted raids. During his visit to the area, he interacted with locals and heard their problems and grievances. Several rough bikers were detained and prosecuted.last_img read more

See More

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending May 12, 2019:iTunes Movies US Charts:1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout2. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part3. What Men Want4. John Wick – Double Feature5. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World6. Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben)7. The Mule (2018)8. Serenity (2019)9. Cold Pursuit10. Aquaman (2018)iTunes Movies US Charts – Independent:1. Arctic2. On the Basis of Sex3. The Professor and the Madman4. Westside vs the World5. Egg6. Still7. I Kill Giants8. The Disaster Artist9. Birds of Passage10. Scotch: A Golden Dream__(copyright) 2019 Apple Inc.By The Associated Press, The Associated Press read more

See More

Investors flocking to renewable energy technology says UN environment agency

“One of the new and fundamental messages of this report is that renewable energies are no longer subject to the vagaries of rising and falling oil prices – they are becoming generating systems of choice for increasing numbers of power companies, communities and countries irrespective of the costs of fossil fuels,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.Investment capital flowing into renewable energy climbed from $80 billion in 2005 to a record $100 billion in 2006, according to the report. The growth of the renewable energy sector “although still volatile… is showing no sign of abating.”Renewable energy sectors attracting the highest investment levels are wind, solar and biofuels, “reflecting technology maturity, policy incentives and investor appetite.”In addition to concerns about climate change, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called “the defining issue of our era,” increasing energy demand and energy security are spurring the sector’s growth, as is the persistently high price of oil – averaging more than $60 a barrel in 2006.The report also credited the November 2006 United States mid-term Congressional elections, which it said confirmed renewable energy as “a mainstream issue,” moving it up the political agenda. “Growing consumer awareness of renewable energy and energy efficiency – and their longer term potential for cheaper energy, and not just greener energy – has become another fundamental driver,” said the report. “Most importantly Governments and politicians are introducing legislation and support mechanisms to enable the sector’s development.”The report added that while investment in sustainable energy is still mostly concentrated in the industrialized members of the Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development (OECD) – with the US and European Union together accounting for more than 70 per cent in 2006 – investment in developing countries is growing quickly. 20 June 2007Climate change worries coupled with high oil prices and increasing government support are fuelling soaring rates of investment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today. read more

See More

Chennai students to intensify Sri Lanka protest

Last week, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, after declaring solidarity with the cause of the students, appealed to them to call off protests and concentrate on their studies. The meeting of students ‘ leaders from all the districts is going to be a crucial one for the state government as it is already in a dilemma over finalising the date to reopen colleges. The meeting is expected to have more than 100 senior organizers from across the state and leading colleges in the city. Leaders say the students movement is now aimed at eliciting a much stronger political stand from the Centre, including economic sanctions against Sri Lanka. Prabhakaran said the students would demand that the Centre snap diplomatic ties with the island nation and shut down Sri Lankan embassies and other official institutions in India. Academics say the indefinite closure will affect students of regular colleges, in view of long procedures involved in identifying and inspecting hundreds of examination centres, centralised valuation system and announcement of results.V Suresh, national general secretary of People’s Union for Civil Liberties, said the decision to shut down all colleges was unwarranted and it has helped only to create an artificial scare among students. “Remarkably protests across the state have been peaceful so far. The government should take the students into confidence and reopen the colleges immediately,” he said. With the protests against alleged human rights violation by the Sri Lankan government entering the 25th day today (Monday), student leaders in Chennai say their agitation will intensify in the coming days, the Times of India reportedStudent leader V Prabhakaran said they would meet today to decide on future course of action. “Student representatives from all the 32 districts will attend the meeting. We will be looking at the review of the UNHRC resolution that will come up within four months’ time. We will plan programmes to put pressure on the Central government to take a tough stand against Sri Lanka,” said Prabhakaran. read more

See More

Sudan Annan warns of devastating impact of fighting in Darfur region

In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, and distributed to the Darfur ceasefire talks being held in Chad, Mr. Annan said the fighting in Darfur “is having a devastating impact on the lives and well being of the people.”UN officials and agencies have warned over recent weeks that a dire humanitarian crisis is taking place in Darfur, with more than 750,000 Sudanese internally displaced and another 110,000 people fleeing across the border to neighbouring Chad.Fighting has raged for more than a year between the Sudanese Government, allied militias and rebel groups. Earlier this week, a group of eight UN experts, mostly rapporteurs, said they were concerned by reports that militias, encouraged by the Sudanese Government, were conducting an ethnic cleansing campaign against the local non-Arab population.In his statement today, Mr. Annan said he welcomed the efforts of Chad’s President Idriss Deby, the Sudanese Government, parties to the conflict and the international community to end the hostilities and draw up a long-term solution. He said the UN stands ready to help in any way in the search for solutionsCalling for the fighting to stop first, the Secretary-General also said humanitarian organizations must be allowed safe and unimpeded access to Darfur to help needy civilians. read more

See More

In Iraq UN chief Guterres urges more support for those who have

“This is a moment in which the Iraqi people [and] the people of Mosul need the solidarity of the international community,” Mr. Guterres told the press at the Hassan Sham camp, located about 30 kilometres east of Mosul. “Solidarity with those liberating Mosul [and] with the civilians who are suffering […] to guarantee protection of those civilians and, at the same time, solidarity with the victims and creating the conditions for reconciliation,” he added. In his remarks, he also drew attention to the severe lack of funding for UN programmes assisting the displaced. Currently, the funding stands at eight per cent. “[This] shows how limited our resources are compared to the tragedy these people are facing,” noted the UN chief. According to estimates, there are about 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the country. Of this figure, about three million are internally displaced. In Mosul, more than 285,000 individuals have been displaced due to the military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists, including some 122,000 over the past month. Cumulatively, more than 350,000 individuals have been displaced since the operations began on 17 October 2016.Mr. Guterres further spoke of efforts by the regional government of Kurdistan as well as by non-governmental organizations and stressed that international solidarity is vital to improve the conditions of those affected as well as to create conditions for reconciliation within the communities and at the national level once Mosul is fully liberated. Also highlighting that terrorism is a global threat and terrorist groups are interlinked, greater support from the international community was in everyone’s interest. “Because the terrorist threats we see in Mosul are the same as the terrorist threat we see everywhere in the world,” he said.Mosul tops UN migration agency’s funding appeal for IraqThe United Nations migration agency today called for $76.3 million in its IOM-Iraq 2017 Funding Appeal. About $28.8 million, or 38 per cent, will be allocated for the Mosul Crisis Response for the first six months of this year.The funding will go for camp coordination and management, health, protection, emergency livelihoods and related services. In today’s announcement, IOM noted that displaced Iraqis live in shelter which are “inadequate” for the harsh winters and summer weather conditions that vary by more than 50-degrees in temperature. read more

See More

Buckeyes journey to come full circle against Spartans

Junior wide receiver Devin Smith (9) dives into the end zone during The Game Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium. OSU won, 42-41.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorUrban Meyer has won every game since taking the reigns at Ohio State, but it was one game in particular that stood out.The team has ripped off 24 straight victories since Meyer took over, including 16 in the Big Ten but it wasn’t until OSU’s first conference victory under Meyer that his presence seemed to be truly felt.That win came Sept. 29, 2012, when the Buckeyes traveled to East Lansing, Mich., and beat Michigan State 17-16.It was a game Meyer and his players mention often, the crossroads of what has now become the nation’s longest winning streak.“Last year, it was a big turning point for us,” OSU junior wide receiver Devin Smith said Monday. “I felt like after that game, the team started to get a little closer, the leadership started to grow and got a lot stronger and led the team to keep winning ball games and be 12-0.”The Buckeyes used the momentum gained from earning their first big win on the road to run the table in 2012, never really facing a challenge for much of the rest of the season.Saturday, OSU and the Spartans meet again — this time with the 2013 Big Ten Championship on the line and for the Buckeyes, a likely berth in the BCS National Title game.A 2012 NCAA-imposed postseason bowl ban kept the Buckeyes home last December, but now with it all back in play, it’s the Spartans who once again stand in their way of getting to their ultimate goal.Redshirt-senior Corey Linsley said it “absolutely” is ironic that the same team OSU beat to turn their 2012 season in the right direction now could keep it from getting a chance to play for the crystal ball.“We were just talking about (that) in the weight room the other day. Everything changed last year for us (after beating the Spartans),” Linsley said Monday. “And now everything’s on the line for us … I’m sure they want to get us. They feel like they maybe should have won that game.”Against the Spartans last season, OSU took the lead late in the third quarter when then-sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller connected with then-sophomore Smith on a 63-yard strike that proved to be the game winner. It was Miller’s only touchdown of the game, but helped catapult his team to victory and on to an undefeated season.Meyer said he’s studied and learned a lot from that game, but this year’s Buckeye team is better than it was a year ago.“I learned quite a bit,” Meyer said Monday. “They were very good (last season). We were not very good. I’m not taking anything away from Michigan State because they are excellent. But we’re a much better offense than we were a year ago, but that was a street fight last year.”Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said during Sunday’s Big Ten teleconference there was one big thing that stuck out about last year’s loss at home to OSU.“I’d say missed opportunities,” Dantonio said. “We hit a trick play down I think to the 5-yard line but were misaligned, which resulted in a penalty. Came back the next play, hit a deep crosser and dropped the ball. We get a fumble recovered where we scooped it and scored. They blew the whistle or something and it didn’t count, so we ended up driving partly down the field and having to settle for a field goal rather than a touchdown. So opportunities like that, we had the lead briefly in the fourth quarter, I believe, or third quarter, I believe, and they hit a deep one to Devin Smith.”The intensity and magnitude of the game with the Spartans coupled with the chance to play for the BCS title caused Linsley and a few of his teammates on the offensive line do something they aren’t used to once they got back from Ann Arbor Saturday night: take a dip in the cold tubs.“I don’t think I’ve ever done that before after a game,” Norwell said. “The level of focus that that gave us, it was a moment of intensity there for a second, but now it’s a level of focus that our dream is here. The chase is real.”The journey Meyer has taken OSU on since he came to Columbus seems to have come full circle — all the way from the turning point in the form of last season’s win against Michigan State, to now.“That’s one of the interesting things about college football. Everything I guess just kind of comes back,” sophomore linebacker Joshua Perry said Monday. “That was a big game for us last year, and that was a dog fight and I expect it’s going to be a dog fight this weekend too. It’s going to be a big game. They’ve really got a good defense and their offense has been hitting their stride lately so Buckeyes gotta play Buckeyes football.”OSU looks to fulfill a goal of capturing a Big Ten Championship when it takes on the Spartans Saturday, scheduled for a 8:17 p.m. kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. read more

See More

Crowcon certified to environmental standard ISO 14001

first_imgCrowcon – a world leader in portable and fixed gas detection instruments – has achieved certification to the ISO 14001 standard, which provides a framework for establishing, implementing and maintaining an Environmental Management System (EMS).“Certification provides customers with the assurance that Crowcon’s environmental management system meets international, industry-specific environmental standards,” explains Barry Swift, Crowcon’s Supply Chain Director. “In addition to helping to ensure best practice in environmental management, ISO 14001 accreditation is another element of the Crowcon supply chain team’s journey in helping deliver the highest levels of corporate social responsibility both within Crowcon and its supplier base.The ISO 14001 standard encompasses a number of factors which have enabled Crowcon to minimise the environmental impact of its business. These factors include identifying areas where greater emphasis can be placed on reducing the use of resources and energy, as well as increasing the efficiency with which Crowcon manages waste. The standard also requires legislative awareness and compliance, in addition to on-going monitoring and control of the company’s environmental impact, now and into the future.“Crowcon’s focus is on supporting a safer working environment for our customers’ employees, so it is only natural to extend that level of commitment and care to the wider environment,” Swift concludes.Crowcon Detection Instruments specialises in developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative, reliable and cost-effective flammable and toxic gas detection equipment. The company was formed in 1970 and has constantly led the field with products designed for safety and environmental monitoring.last_img read more

See More

Chryslers FuelSaving Retractable Roof Rack

first_imgLose the roof rack off your SUV or minivan and highway fuel economy perks up. Honda ditched it on the 2011 Odyssey (review). Now, the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country minivan has a roof rack that retracts flush with the roof when it’s not in use. The maker of the industry’s first minivan also has standard an in-dash LCD, backup camera, rear parking sonar, 115-volt power, and a USB jack. Other new, just-shipping cars in the Chrysler line – the Chrysler 300 full-size and Chrysler 200 midsize – have USB standard as well. But Bluetooth remains an option except on the high trim lines. Chrysler was in New York during the week doing a media preview of its new lineup and promoting a couple key concepts: We’re a better company than the Chrysler of the past decade (but you’ve heard that before), the theme is affordable American luxury that every American deserves (so says Chrysler’s new executive, a Frenchman by way of Fiat and Italy), and the cars will be more “confident [read: handling], comfortable, and quiet,” says Olivier Francois, president and CEO of the Chrysler brand. AdChoices广告Chrysler sells more minivans than anyone else. But Honda and Toyota have won most of the comparison tests of recent years for the Odyssey and Sienna. Thus the push to add more features, safety, and value, as well as better fuel economy: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway on the new T&C. And thus the retractable roof racks. Undo two knobs on each side and the roof rack pops up. It’s hard to put a number on the fuel economy gains of the roof racks – Chrysler didn’t have one handy – but consider these data points: Beyond 50 mph, wind resistance accounts for half the fuel consumption of a typcal vehicle and it may be more with a minivan because of its big frontal area (no matter how low the coefficient of drag, what matters most is drag area, the product of the coefficient of drag and the frontal area). The EPA says fuel economy drops about 5% in a typical vehicle with loaded roof rack, or in Chrysler’s case from 25 mpg highway to less than 24 mpg. With no roof sticking into the airflow, there’s also less wind noise.Chrysler says the primary customers for minivans will be – drum roll – younger families with children. In other words, baby boomers fueled the first decade of the minivan era. Now it’s the turn of the millenials. The renewed Chrysler 300 attracts the older buyer, well into his or her 50s, who wants size, comfort, and quiet. The midsize Chrysler 200, the one Eminem drove through Detroit in the Super Bowl ad, goes after younger buyers, both the sedan and the convertible 200. All will be available this spring. Chrysler had no immediate explanation why it’s going standard across the new line with at least one USB jack on all the cars but offering Bluetooth only as an option – as least no explanation that made sense in a presentation that detailed Chrysler’s commitment to safety. Perhaps it’s the knowledge that only half of GM’s customers, who get Bluetooth standard as part of OnStar, even bother to pair a phone. So why bother? At least Bluetooth will be be a standalone option, not part of a costly package, on entry cars (the price wasn’t immediately available) and standard on high trim line models. AppScout: F-Bomb Costs Chrysler Social Media Agency Its Joblast_img read more

See More

To Potami determined to prevent second round of elections

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram To Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis suggested on Thursday that he would go all out to prevent Greece needing a second election by working to form a coalition if no party receives a parliamentary majority on January 25.“It is not my intention to go to a second election,” he said. “We are not going to destroy the country just so the election winner can increase his share of the vote from 33 percent to 35. Anyone that takes this risk will pay the price.”Theodorakis’s message was clearly aimed at SYRIZA, which is leading opinion polls but has displayed a reluctance to consider the possibility of working with To Potami after the elections.The leader of the centrist party also criticized SYRIZA for the confused statements being made by its candidates, arguing they are giving the impression of “complete chaos.”“One guy is saying that they will find 3 billion euros from tax evasion, another guy is saying they will abolish the property tax in January, another that we do not need the pending bailout tranche of 7.5 billion euros,” he said before adding that former Independent Greeks MP Rachil Makri, who joined SYRIZA as a candidate last week, had “put the cherry on the cake” by claiming that the Bank of Greece could “print” 100 billion euros.Makri made the comments while speaking on a TV station in Kozani, northern Greece, where she will be standing as a candidate.“The emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) will be activated and we will be able to print 100 billion euros on our own at the Bank of Greece,” she said in response to a question about what a SYRIZA government would do if the European Central Bank cuts off funding to Greek banks.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

See More

Battle Ground to get Walmart at Scotton Way and 503

first_imgWal-Mart Stores Inc. revealed Friday it plans to build a Battle Ground store as part of the Mill Creek Town Center retail complex on the northwest corner of Southwest Scotton Way and state Highway 503.The 154,000-square-foot Walmart store will include a full-service grocery department, a pharmacy with drive-through service and a vision center. It will carry household merchandise, apparel, home goods, health and beauty aids, electronics, and it will feature a large outdoor garden center.“The cat’s finally out of the bag,” said Robert Maul, Battle Ground’s community development director.Maul said city planners did not “officially” know the name of the large retailer planned for the Mill Creek development. “We’ve worked with PacLand for about a year,” he said, referring to the company that has developed numerous Walmart stores. Maul said city officials also worked with the project’s other developers, CJ Dens Land Co. and T.J. Fontenette of Mill Creek Partnership. Maul expects crews to break ground on the store in May, shortly after road crews finish up work on the $4.8 million Southwest Scotton Way improvement project. The work extended the street west to provide access to the Mill Creek property and Southwest 20th Avenue. Maul expects the center to open in 2014. Other tenants include Panda Express and Carl’s Jr. restaurants, among others that will join the south-facing Walmart. “The store will create approximately 300 new jobs,” Walmart spokeswoman Rachel Wall wrote in an email on Friday. Wal-Mart operates Clark County stores on Mill Plain Boulevard at Interstate 205, in Hazel Dell on Highway 99 and at Mill Plain and Southeast 192nd Avenue. The nation’s largest retailer, the company operates 10,300 Walmart-brand stores and last year reported sales revenue of $418 billion.last_img read more

See More

Risky Business

first_imgStill covering the rich and famous, it’s a more fitting place of work.“Trader Monthly proved ephemeral because for the decade of the 2000s, trading was hot, and then, trading was really, really not hot,” Lane says. “At Forbes, the idea of being an entrepreneur, or thinking differently, having contrarian thoughts, being smart and taking control of your own life, those are eternal messages.”“You need a brand that stands for something. That’s the most important thing.”… After Doubledown and before Forbes, Randall Lane was editor-at-large of Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Find out what he thinks of their move to go all-digital in this exclusive video interview.… The “95-Year-Old Startup”Despite the history, the luxuries of the 5th Avenue offices, the global staff, and perks that come with reporting on the world’s wealthiest individuals, the company calls itself a “95-year-old startup.” One hears “entrepreneurial spirit” and “celebration of the individual” thrown around when asking those who work there to describe the brand.Forbes, it seems, is maintaining a balance between those risk-taking values it espouses and its time-tested marquee. By bringing on people like Lane and chief product officer Lewis D’Vorkin—both formerly the heads of their own companies; both in their second stint at Forbes—it’s able to live in both worlds.Changes began when D’Vorkin’s online news startup True/Slant was bought by Forbes Media in 2010. The acquisition brought D’Vorkin and an on-going re-architecture project along with it.“We simultaneously redesigned the magazine and reinvented our entire digital operation so that it was built on the notion of putting our authoritative journalism at the center of the social media experience,” D’Vorkin says, also noting that the publication was an early-mover to the web during his time as executive editor in the 1990s.Among the more notable changes were the adoption and scaling of a vast contributor network, and the introduction of the BrandVoice (originally named AdVoice) marketing platform.The overall strategy is one that mimics the free flow on information on the greater Web. There are no paywalls or signups; there is some, but little hierarchy. Anyone with something valuable to contribute will be heard.Like the rest of the industry, Forbes seems to still be figuring out exactly how to integrate that strategy with its print product.Strictly speaking, both are performing well. Numbers are up on both mediums. They’re less certain about how one is affecting the other. Right now the effort is more of an overall branding campaign than anything quantifiable. The relationship between the two is still working itself out.“When we’re publishing to 37 million viewers [online], we are extending our brand and our content to a lot of people who are becoming more aware of the Forbes brand. And that awareness plays out across all our platforms,” D’Vorkin says.“We certainly aren’t going to hold anything for the magazine if it’s hot,” he notes however. “We put it our there when it’s current and new and fresh. That world of ‘We’ll save it for the magazine,’ does not exist in our world anymore.”Whether print or digitally-driven, Forbes has gotten a bump since Lane arrived. Ad pages are up 6 percent in 2012, while the industry as a whole, along with nearly all in their competitive set—Bloomberg Businessweek (-1.11 percent), Fortune (-5.28) and The Economist (-9.73)—have suffered declines, according to data collected by Media Industry Newsletter.WSJ. Magazine is the only competitor to have growth in ad pages over that span, up 32 percent from 2011. Part of that rapid growth is attributable to its much smaller volume, however.The pattern follows on the newsstand. Forbes was up more than 4 percent in single-copy sales year-over-year in the first half of 2012, surpassing 25,000 on average, though it dipped slightly from the end of 2011. Fortune (-10.55), Businessweek (-14.85) and The Economist (-18.46) each decreased, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.Those gains were the first since 2009, and one of a select few since the magazine reached its high-water circulation mark in the mid-2000s.Subscriptions declined slightly in the last year, but remain above where they were before Lane’s arrival despite a $7 price increase.Concurrently, comScore has reported Forbes.com has seen unique visits increase 31 percent year-over-year and 74 percent over a two-year period as of October. Forbes has also increased digital revenue 22 percent, according to its own internal figures.“It’s a magazine, it’s a daily digital experience, it’s a mobile experience which is exploding,” Lane says. “But again, they have to all be consistent with the brand.”The “Rich List”Forbes undertook what to some was a major change in its Forbes 400 list.The staple (and a cash-cow, with almost 59,000 single-copy sales) of the brand, the issue shifted from the familiar stun-the-reader-with-wealth approach, instead rebranding the 30th annual edition with a focus on philanthropy.The change, Lane says, was a natural fit. It was both indicative of a growing movement within the culture and a way to lead the audience in a new direction. While the motives were sound, execution remained imperative. It was important to engineer the change it in a way that would stay within in the brand, to not overreach.“I think if you’re a strong print brand and a strong media brand you have a point of view, and having a point of view means you use that platform to advance interests you think are beneficial,” Lane says. “So the fact that we are seen as the definitive chronicler and scorekeeper of wealth and power, it’s both consistent and the appropriate thing to do, to try and use that soapbox for good.”Lane, whose first job as a reporter at Forbes brought him into close contact with the “rich list,” is continuing to leverage both his experience and the role as the “scorekeeper of wealth and power.”The Forbes 400 event was rebooted as the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, while luxury supplement Forbes Life underwent its own overhaul. An annual 30 Under 30 feature was also launched with an accompanying event.“We did that at POV [a men’s magazine Lane founded] in the 90s, we did it at Trader Monthly,” he says. “They were huge successes. Hundreds of thousands of people read about it because there’s something about young success and young money that people are really fascinated by.”With a series of Forbes Insights conferences planned for the first quarter of 2013, Lane admits events like the Forbes 400 Summit, the 30 Under 30 party and an upcoming healthcare conference in December, are something he’d like to explore more moving forward.“Interacting with your readers, your users and your audience is something that just adds to the resonance of the experience of being part of Forbes,” he says. “It’s something marketers want, it’s something our readers and users want. It’s a win-win, as long as you’re producing things that are not tangential—that are core to your brand, that are relevant to the people attending and have a high production value.”“We’re Not Trying to Boil the Ocean”So far, the changes have been rolled out one at a time, one small bet after another.That’s one of the lessons Lane and D’Vorkin have learned, unfortunately, the hard way.“I believe in big changes that change the world, but you do it in iterative fashion,” D’Vorkin says. “We’re not trying to boil the ocean in one day.”Citing a failed project while in the programing department at AOL, D’Vorkin is adamantly against the idea of the wholesale, all-at-once shift.“One, when you spend six months or nine months or a year, and you turn on one light switch one day and you turn on a new light switch on another day, the world has changed over those months,” he says. “Two, you build such a heavy product that will collapse under you because you actually don’t know how it’s going to work. You spent all this time and then you have to go back to zero.”Throughout its existence, Doubledown embodied its constituency. Admittedly, it was started “by traders, for traders.” It was about all-or-nothing risk—occasionally even to the point of recklessness, according to some former employees.Lane, along with ex-trader and co-founder Magnus Greaves characterized their tolerance for it as unlimited—“See it, Make it, Spend it.” was the tagline of Trader Monthly. Even the name ”Doubledown,” the blackjack strategy of doubling your bet and hence both your gains and your losses, was built on a gambling metaphor.Under Lane and D’Vorkin, Forbes hasn’t been afraid to take risks—it’s continued to innovate. It’s just always mindful of doing so without compromising its 95-year-old brand. Randall Lane was working in an office building filled with unpacked boxes and exposed pipes “at the far fringe of the Garment District” when Folio: put him on the cover in 2007.Back then, he was at the head of Doubledown Media—the founder of a portfolio of high-end titles including Trader Monthly aimed at the “rock stars” of finance. Jim Dunning, the company’s chairman, floated the ambitious goal of making Doubledown into a $100 million enterprise.Revenues swelled to eight figures in just four years, then, along with the stock market bubble of the 2000s, it burst. The company abruptly and unceremoniously folded in early 2009. For his part, Dunning was said to have invested $8 million in the company.Three years later, Lane now works in a majestic neoclassical with the words “Forbes Magazine” etched in stone above the entrance. He walks up a set of white marble steps, passing, among other prized memorabilia, letters from several U.S. presidents, on the way to his office.last_img read more

See More

Govt AL to pay price for going against SC verdict Moudud

first_imgMoudud AhmedThe BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Monday warned that the government and Awami League will have to pay a heavy price someday for taking a conflicting stance against the Supreme Court verdict that revoked the 16th amendment.“The government has softened its tone (regarding the verdict) as the attorney general is now saying no one should make any comment on the verdict without going through it. It suggests you’ve made all the remarks earlier against the verdict without reading it,” he said.Speaking at a milad and doa mahfil, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader further said, “This regime and the ruling party must pay a price someday for taking a conflicting stance against the verdict. They’ll pay the price…”Dhaka south city unit BNP organised the programme at the BNP’s Naya Paltan central office seeking early recovery of its chairperson Khaleda Zia who underwent a surgery in her right eye in London recently.Moudud said it is unimaginable that the government and the ruling party have been challenging a Supreme Court verdict and making unguarded remarks about the judiciary.“Through such acts, they’ve proved they never believed in the independence of the judiciary in the past and they also don’t do it now either.”He said it is the Awami League which had put the judiciary under the control of the administration in 1975 by establishing a one-party, Bakshal, rule and giving the president to remove any judge any time. “So, this party’s track record is not good.”The BNP leader also said the ruling party leaders’ reckless comments against the chief justice are painful and regrettable.“They’re even saying an English daily’s editor has written the 16th amendment verdict. If this true, it’s you who have appointed them judges. You’ll be held responsible for it, if they can’t write judgments. They’re making such false and derogatory remarks.”He alleged that the ministers and the ruling party leaders are destroying the dignity and image of the Supreme Court with their ‘false’ remarks.Moudud came down hard on the government for what he said its failure to stand by flood victims with adequate relief materials.He also described prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to flood-hit Kurigram and Dinajpur as eyewash.“The prime minister went to (visit flood victims) for a single day after so many days. Her party secretary general also went (to visit flood victims) for a day. This is nothing, but eyewash.”Hasina on Sunday visited Dinajpur and Kurigram to see for herself the condition of the flood victims of the two northern districts.Referring to media reports, Moudud accused the ruling party men of indulging in various irregularities and misappropriation while distributing relief.“They’ve completely failed to carry out relief activities. We condemn and protest it.”The BNP leader called upon their party leaders and activists to stand by the flood victims with their best efforts as one-third areas of the country have been affected by flood.The BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas said the government is least bothered about the sufferings of the flood victims of the country’s northern region.“People are dying and going through serious ordeal, but they (ministers) are busy with the Supreme Court verdict on 16th constitutional amendment only to secure their power.”He also alleged that there is a speculation that the government is regulating the media so that they cannot depict the real scenario of the flood and its devastation.Abbas criticised AL general secretary Obaidul Quader for his comment that the BNP has no capacity to wage a movement, saying as to why the government is not allowing their party even to hold a rally if it is true.“If you’re brave enough, then allow our Dhaka north and south units to hold rallies in the capital.”last_img read more

See More

Trump Signals Support For Legislation Easing US Ban On Pot

first_img Share APPresident Donald Trump.President Donald Trump said he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana.Asked Friday about a proposal that would reshape the nation’s approach to pot, Trump said he would “probably end up supporting that.”The federal ban has created a conflict with more than two dozen states that have legalized marijuana in some form.The legislation would ensure states have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders. Some U.S. restrictions would remain, including recreational sales to people under 21.Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is co-sponsoring and Trump said he supported him.When asked about the measure, Trump told reporters in Washington that “we’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”last_img read more

See More

Pest Control Market is Projected to Reach 2760 Bn by 2025

first_imgGlobal pest control market generated $18.21 billion in 2017, and is estimated to garner $27.60 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2018 to 2025. The report offers a detailed analysis of top investment pockets, market size & projections, value chain, major segments, and competitive scenario.Request Report Sample at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2328Growth Drivers and Industry TrendsChanges in climatic conditions, ease in availability of pest control products, and rise in urbanization facilitate the market growth. However, health hazards regarding chemicals used for pest control hinder the growth in the market. On the other hand, new product development and product launches create new pathways in the industry.Segmentation Analysis of the IndustryBased on type, the chemical segment accounted for nearly one-third of the total market share in 2017 and will maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is due to rise in implementation of chemical pest controlling for its cost-effective nature and rapid application. However, the mechanical segment would register the highest growth rate during the forecast period, with a CAGR of 5.9%, owing to cost-effectiveness, rapid results, and ease in application.Based on pest type, the insects segment held the major share in 2017, accounting for nearly two-fifths of the total share, and is expected to dominate in terms of revenue throughout the forecast period. This is due to surge in usage of insecticides in households, hospitals, restaurants, farms, and forest plantations. However, the rodents segment would register the largest CAGR of 6.6% from 2018 to 2025, owing to surge in demand for rodents control with increase in food storage capacity. North America accounted for the largest share based on revenue in 2017, contributing nearly half of the total market share, and will maintain its leadership status throughout the forecast period. This is due to rise in construction activities, which in turn, increases the demand for pest control in household activities. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR of 6.8% from 2018 to 2025, owing to less manufacturing costs and increase in adoption of pest control methods in residential, agricultural, and industrial applications.   Do Purchase Enquiry at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/2328Industry Key PlayersLeading market players analyzed in the research include BASF SE, Rentokil Initial Plc., Bayer AG, Rollins, Inc., Ecolab, Anticimex, FMC Corporation, The ServiceMaster Company, LLC, Dodson Pest Control, Inc., Syngenta, and Lindsey Pest Services.About Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business -consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions.” AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesUSA/Canada (Toll Free):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comWeb: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

See More

Carestream Shows New Imaging and Healthcare IT Technology at RSNA

first_img Feature | Remote Viewing Systems | June 01, 2016 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane Efficient Medical Imaging Management Using Remote Viewing Systems The trend toward consolidation in the healthcare industry continues to climb, with U.S. hospital mergers and… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | February 03, 2016 | Greg Freiherr Artificial Intelligence May Hold Key to Radiology’s Future Radiologists want a bigger role in healthcare, one that allows them a say in patient management, ideally one that goes… read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | October 17, 2016 GE Featuring Logiq E9 XDclear Ultrasound 2.0 at RSNA 2016 At the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 annual meeting, GE Healthcare unveiled its new Logiq E9… read more A 3-D printed model of conjoined twins that was used to help guide surgeons to plan a separation procedure and help navigate the anatomy once in surgery. This case was late-breaking news highlighted at RSNA 2015. Related Content News | PET-CT | October 03, 2016 Toshiba Showcases Patient-Friendly PET/CT System At RSNA 2016 October 1, 2016 — To advance clinical care for its customers, Toshiba’s Celesteion PET/CT system delivers a more comf read more Feature | Radiation Dose Management | September 07, 2016 | By Jeff Zagoudis Dose Monitoring Making a Difference For all the benefits of medical diagnostic imaging, radiation exposure to both the patient and the operator remains a… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | February 08, 2016 Enterprise Imaging Technology Report ITN Contributing Editor, Greg Freiherr, provides a video overview of Enterprise Imaging advances showcased at RSNA 2015… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | November 24, 2015 Carestream Shows New Imaging and Healthcare IT Technology at RSNA center_img Technology | PACS Accessories | October 24, 2016 GE Showcasing Analytics and Dose Monitoring Software at RSNA 2016 GE Healthcare will show its latest software solutions for data analytics and dose monitoring at the 2016 Radiological… read more Carestream continues to expand its DR portfolio with enhanced DRX Plus detectors, an advanced DRX-Evolution Plus system, and a new DRX-Excel platform for fluoroscopy and radiography. The company is also marketing two premium ultrasound systems and developing cone beam CT technology for extremity imaging designed to support the imaging needs of orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists when available. A new Vita Flex CR system offers compact, high-quality digital imaging at a price that’s affordable for clinics and medical practices across the globe. Carestream also offers RIS+PACS, vendor-neutral archiving and reporting capabilities including new native multi-media reporting. Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform consolidates multiple silos of information to enhance sharing of dermatology, endoscopy, radiology, cardiology and other types of files. Raw data is stored via standards-based integration and avoids the need for costly data migration or replacement.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Medical 3-D Printing | May 24, 2016 | Dave Fornell The Future of 3-D Printing in Medicine Science fiction offers a lot of ideas for creating new body parts on demand, and the advancement of 3-D printing (als read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | May 05, 2016 Double Black Imaging Releases 32-inch MR Safe Display Double Black Imaging recently released their new MR Safe display. Remote viewing systems enable radiology images to be more easily shared around an enterprise, referring physicians and can enable access of mobile devices. Image courtesy of Sectra. read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | May 04, 2016 Eizo RX850 Multimodality Monitor Receives FDA Clearance for Breast Tomosynthesis Eizo Inc. recently announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for breast… read more last_img read more

See More

Mantra Lorne set for a million dollar upgrade

first_imgRegional Victoria’s Mantra Lorne, is set to undergo an AUD$1million upgrade with work now underway at the heritage property.The work is due for completion by end of May, and the short timeframe of work is expected to cause minimal impact on guests with activity contained to daylight hours in sections of the resort isolated from guest rooms.All work is in keeping with the heritage listing standards and designed to enhance historic elements of the property.Mantra Lorne general manager Abraham Dow, everyone working at the property is very excited for the renovation.“These enhancements to Mantra Lorne will further improve on the conferencing and dining offerings we have in place here and really make these spaces stand out as the premier venues in the region,” Mr Dow said.The refurbishment project includes upgrades to the property’s unique Heritage Ballroom, it will get new lighting, window treatments, air conditioning and structural work.The restaurant at Mantra Lorne will install a brand new bar along with a spectacular new fireplace to create a cosy space for the winter months, complemented by impressive feature lighting.“We are looking for a new name for the restaurant once we relaunch and encourage locals or anyone who has enjoyed staying with us to share their ideas,” Mr Dow said.Commencing its life as Erskine House, Mantra Lorne is tastefully built around the oldest permanently operated guesthouse in Victoria.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

See More

California Navel season one of worst in history o

first_img California Navel season ‘one of worst in history o … California: Heatwave to hit several major growing … You might also be interested in The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has established an Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis or OFF) quarantine in the Sacramento area of Sacramento County and Yolo County, California. The move comes in response to the confirmation of seven OFF from the Sacramento area by APHIS and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) on August 21.This was after CDFA and APHIS previously confirmed two adults. All OFF were detected in residential areas. California table grape crop forecast down on sprin … center_img “APHIS is applying safeguarding measures and restrictions on the interstate movement or entry into foreign trade of regulated articles from the area in order to prevent the spread of OFF to non-infested areas of the United States,” it said.”In cooperation with CDFA, APHIS is establishing a new quarantine area, which encompasses approximately 123 square miles of Sacramento County and neighboring Yolo County.”Only small local host production occurs within the quarantine area and no major host crops are produced in the area. APHIS is working with CDFA and the Sacramento and Yolo County Agriculture Commissioners to respond to this detection following program survey and treatment protocols.” September 11 , 2018 The calm before the storm: Undersupplied U.S. tabl … last_img read more

See More