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Talking fried chicken and champagne at Birds & Bubbles

first_img Editors’ Recommendations How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist When choosing a new champagne or sparkling wine, what are some factors you consider before adding it to the menu? Can you speak to a few of your favorites that make a good transition from summer to fall?The first question I ask is ‘Is this delicious?’ The second is ‘How will this pair with our food?’ In the current wine landscape, there is always an option to find something new and cool, but I always have to think about my clientele and if they will find pleasure in the Champagne or wine they are drinking. There are plenty of Champagnes I’m crazy about, but unfortunately they might clash with the flavors we currently have on the menu. It is important our wine list is a positive gastronomic pair.Some lovely wines I think transition from summer to fall are full bodied roses. In the summer, they have some refreshing fruit and in the fall they don’t feel as robust on a cool afternoon, more like a treat after a hard day’s work.center_img Feasting is our column dedicated to cooking, grilling, eating and discovering what’s on the menu across America and the world.Fried chicken and champagne is the most delicious, luxurious, fun combination, which is why we can’t get enough of Birds & Bubbles, the latest eatery from southern food goddess Sarah Simmons. As the restaurant—situated in NYC’s Lower East Side neighborhood—is about to celebrate its second birthday this month, Chef Simmons has quite a few reasons to live it up. Since opening her first culinary venture CITY GRIT in 2011, she was named one of “America’s Best New Cooks” by Food & Wine magazine, a “New & Notable” chef by the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in 2013 and one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company that same year. And now, with one year under her belt at Birds & Bubbles, Simmons is talking about returning to her South Carolina roots to open a new concept at home.Birds & Bubbles is way more than fried chicken and champagne. With the concept that every day should be a celebration, Sarah’s menu takes classic party dishes from her childhood and reinvents them into elevated, modern versions of the classics. Curated by Service Director Ariel Arce, a veteran of The Aviary and Pops in Chicago, the bubbles menu is made to complement Sarah’s rich southern cuisine with refreshing champagnes that don’t take a degree in viticulture to understand. We caught up with both Sarah and Ariel after the meal to get the inside scoop on how they’ve developed the Birds & Bubbles concept.SarahYou grew up in the south, so you have a deep understanding of the culture and cuisine ingrained. Was there a lot of cooking going on in your home? Could you share some of the recipes and traditions that have really stuck with you to this day?My mom is an amazing cook and was always trying something out new. I give her credit for giving me a strong foundation in the kitchen. She taught me how to make most of the master sauces before I was 10. My dad has a very bland palette, so it wasn’t until I moved out of the house that I really started experimenting with different flavors and ingredients.I feel like people associate eating in the south with fried food, but I think of fresh produce when I think about southern cooking – like there’s nothing better than a field pea from North Carolina or okra from Georgia. I think what has stuck with me has been taking the food in season and letting it shine by adding simple flavors to it.What are some ways you’ve taken true southern recipes from your childhood and made them your own for the Birds & Bubbles menu?There are so many dishes right now on the menu that are elevated versions of things I grew up with. The pineapple casserole is based off something my Aunt Edna made for Easter Supper. And the Vidalia Onion Souffle is a dish my mom served every Thanksgiving and Christmas. My Aunt Kathy loves to entertain and the Curried Rice is something she served at almost every luncheon I can remember.Your chicken is pan fried (and very deliciously so). How does this make it different than deep frying? Did you choose this method out of tradition or because you think it’s just plain better?My grandfather was in charge of the fried chicken when we would have it on Sundays. And he died without any of us writing down how he made it. We all have our own ideas about how he did it – chicken fry versus buttermilk dip/flour dredge, egg white only versus whole egg in the buttermilk dip – but we all agree he pan fried it in cast iron. So in trying to recreate his chicken, one thing was certain – I was going to pan fry it!Pan frying provides a more gentle environment for creating a light, golden crust. When you use a deep fryer, the chicken jostles around in the basket, potentially breaking the crust and letting oil get under the skin and into the chicken.ArielBirds & Bubbles is all about finding celebration in the everyday, so champagne makes a lot of sense. But what makes it such a great libation to pair with fried chicken and southern food in general?At Birds & Bubbles, we love to celebrate. This is a restaurant where you can eat and drink with excitement every day. Champagne is inevitably about brightness and freshness. It is intended to be a pleasing and refreshing accompaniment to a variety of foods, and drinking Champagne with chicken has always been a classic pairing. It is not unusual to pair high acid wines with rich, full flavors because the brightness of the acidity cuts the decadence of spice and savory.Related: Pro Tips on How to Serve & Enjoy ChampagneYou spoke about how a new generation of winemakers isn’t just overseeing family businesses but actually becoming very involved in the process. Do you think this is creating a new crop of fresh, original wines?Absolutely, but sometimes it’s not about making a new or original wine but producing a wine that has been made for generations in a more thoughtful way. The region of champagne is currently home to thousands of small producers, and we only see a small percentage imported to the American market. What we’re seeing though is an abundance of new wine being produced with care for the product and the earth.Some of these winemakers work with their families still, and some are starting from scratch. I think there are some wines that are very original, mostly because they are nontraditional. There are plenty of young people taking over for their fathers or mothers and producing the same style of wine, but perhaps they are cultivating the soil differently, using less sulfur, adding less sugar or deciding to return to the fundamentals of winemaking where their hands touch as much of the process as possible, or sometimes as little as necessary. At the end of the day, we are seeing a more diverse and unique crop of Champagnes in the American market, and that’s giving our guests more options to try a larger spectrum of bubbles. How Does a Vasectomy Work: Your No-Frills Guide to Getting Snipped North Canon Drive Residence Is Worth Every Penny of Its $45 Million Price Taglast_img read more

Brown pelican injured once in BC has been hurt and rescued again

first_imgVICTORIA — A brown pelican that was recently rehabilitated and released from a British Columbia SPCA facility in Victoria is once again receiving care, this time for a different injury.Society chief scientific officer Sara Dubois says the large birds are only occasionally seen in B.C. and this one was rescued Monday near Victoria after being spotted in distress.The pelican has a significant wound under one of its wings and while Dubois says it’s uncertain what caused the injury, it’s possible it may have been attacked by a dog.She says this means another long-term stay for the bird at the SPCA’s wild animal rescue centre as it heals and it rebuilds its strength.The centre’s website says the pelican was transferred from Vancouver on May 1 because it was skinny and in poor health and was released off Victoria in August after other brown pelicans were seen in the area.The pelicans are common in California and Mexico and were on the brink of disappearing from North America after 1950 due to the use of chemicals like DDT.“We often say we are lucky to be able to give wildlife in need a second chance at life but for this one brown pelican, we are hoping to give her a third chance,” the animal rescue centre says on its website.Vancouver Island is at the northern-most point of the breeding range for brown pelicans, which are identified by their very long bill, elastic throat pouch and a two-metre wing span.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Photos Jenny McCarthy Hosts Holiday Food Drive

first_imgModel, actress, author and new co-host of ABC’s The View, Jenny McCarthy, hosted a holiday food drive last week sponsored by Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy, City Harvest and the Daily News titled “Daily News Readers Care to Feed the Hungry”.Jenny McCarthy Hosts Holiday Food Drive In NYCCredit/Copyright: 5WPRThe two hour food drive took place at a Midtown Manhattan Firehouse and Jenny was on hand collecting non-perishable food donations that will go directly to City Harvest and be given to those in need during the holiday season.Jenny McCarthy Hosts Holiday Food DriveCredit/Copyright: 5WPRThose who attended the event had the chance to meet, take pictures with and receive autographs from Jenny, as well as local firemen! Jenny participated in this event to support her hungry neighbors in New York City.Jenny McCarthy’s Holiday Food DriveCredit/Copyright: 5WPRlast_img read more

OneRepublic And Patti LaBelle To Perform At Angel Ball

first_imgGabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research has announced that pop rock sensation OneRepublic and the legendary Patti LaBelle will perform at Angel Ball 2015 on Monday, October 19, 2015, at Cipriani Wall Street.OneRepublic will make its Angel Ball debut, while LaBelle – a longtime supporter of the Foundation – will return to the Angel Ball stage for the first time since her last performance at the annual gala in 2011. Proceeds from evening benefit blood cancer research.As previously announced, Angel Ball 2015 will honor the work of Heidi Klum; Amy and Brian France, Chairman and CEO of NASCAR, Founders, The Luke and Meadow Foundation; Mary Kitchen and Jon Orszag, Co-Founder of Compass Lexecon, Co-Directors of The Orszag Foundation. The Angel Ball honors individuals who have made significant humanitarian and philanthropic contributions in support of cancer research and boasts attendees in the fields of business, philanthropy, and society alike for this annual celebration of life, music and the quest for a cure.Alicia Quarles, Entertainment Correspondent seen on E!, The Today Show & MSNBC, will emcee this year’s black-tie benefit, which is hosted by Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter. The Angel Ball stands out as one of the highlights of the New York social season and features a cocktail reception, dinner, surprise musical guests along with a luxury live auction and online auction hosted by Charitybuzz.com.Nick Cannon will present the honor to Heidi Klum; Jeff Gordon will present to Amy and Brian France; and James Carville will present to Kitchen and Orzag. Additional expected guests include Karolina Kurkova, Archie Drury, Sam Moore, Simon de Pury, Star Jones and Angel Ambassadors Selenis Leyva and Ethan Zohn.Board Member and celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz will serve as this year’s Gala Chair as well as a sponsor. Other sponsors include Jynwel Charitable Foundation Limited, Porsche Cars North America and United Airlines.Individual tickets start at $1,500 and tables start at $15,000. For ticket information, please contact Tracey Doolin at Inez Weinstein Special Events at (212) 254-6677 or email: tdoolin@inezevents.com. Tickets are also available for purchase through the Foundation’s secure online site.last_img read more

Some 115 million child labourers globally engaged in hazardous work – UN

The report, “Children in hazardous work: what we know, what we need to do,” cites studies from both industrialised and developing countries that indicate that a child labourer suffers a work-related accident, illness or psychological trauma every minute.The document, released as the UN prepared to mark the World Day against Child Labour, which falls on Sunday, says that although the overall number of children aged 5 to 17 in hazardous work declined between 2004 and 2008, child workers in the 15-to-17 age bracket rose by 20 per cent during the same period, from 52 million to 62 million.“Despite important progress over the last decade, the number of children in child labour worldwide – and particularly in hazardous work – remains high,” said Juan Somavia, the ILO Director-General.“Governments, employers and workers must act together to give strong leadership in shaping and implementing the policies and action that can end child labour. The persistence of child labour is a clear indictment of the prevailing model of growth. Tackling work that jeopardizes the safety, health or morals of children must be a common and urgent priority,” said Mr. Somavia.The ILO Global Report on child labour warned last year that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour were slowing down and expressed concern that the global economic crisis could halt progress toward the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by 2016.The new report calls for fresh efforts to ensure that all children remain in education institutions at least until the minimum age of employment. It urges countries to prepare lists of hazardous work as required by ILO child labour conventions.According to the report, urgent action is required to tackle hazardous work by children who have attained the minimum working age, but may be at risk in the workplace, and calls for training and awareness to ensure that they are informed on risks, rights and responsibilities in the workplace.The study notes that the problem of children in hazardous work is not confined to developing countries. Evidence from the United States and Europe also shows the high vulnerability of youth to workplace accidents.The ILO report concludes that while there is a need to strengthen workplace safety and health for all workers, specific safeguards for adolescents between the minimum age of employment and the age of 18 are needed.The measures need to be part of a comprehensive approach in which employer and worker organizations and labour departments have particularly critical role to play.So far 173 of the ILO’s 183 Member States have committed themselves to tackling hazardous work by children “as a matter of urgency” by ratifying the ILO convention on the worst forms of child labour.In a statement on the occasion of the Day, the independent UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery, Gulnara Shahinian, said the annual observance draws attention to the alarming extent of hazardous child labour and advocates for change. “On this day, we must reiterate our profound commitment to the global effort to achieve the complete elimination of the worst forms of child labour, which includes hazardous child labour, by 2016,” said Ms. Shahinian.“Poverty, conflict and harmful traditional practices are some of the main causes for children working. Child labour is in great demand because it is cheap, and because children are naturally more docile, easier to discipline than adults, and too frightened to complain.”The expert, who reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, stressed that the protection of children’s rights should be a high priority for Governments, which have the primary responsibility to provide families and communities with alternative livelihoods, access to social protection and basic services. 10 June 2011More than half of the world’s estimated 215 million child labourers are engaged in hazardous work which puts them risk of injury, illness or death, the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report unveiled today. read more

Transfer of elephant gifted to New Zealand halted

The elephant was due to be brought to Auckland this month. However, a Sri Lanka court has put the transfer on hold after animal activists said it would be cruel to separate the baby elephant from its family.Auckland Zoo director Jonathan Wicken said zoo staff were very much looking forward to welcoming Nandi and to strengthening the long-standing relationship they have with Sri Lanka. It is the second elephant given to New Zealand by Sri Lanka. An eight-year-old female, Anjalee, was flown to Auckland in June 2015. The transfer of a baby elephant to Auckland Zoo is on hold after animal activists in Sri Lanka took legal action against the move, Radio New Zealand reported.Six-year-old Nandi was a gifted to former Prime Minister John Key by Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena in February last year. Zoo vets had travelled to Sri Lanka to prepare the elephant for the move.The court is due to hear the case later this month. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN envoy to Iraq provides update to Kurdish leader Barzani

The senior United Nations envoy to Iraq has updated Masoud Barzani, the new President of the Kurdish Regional Government, on the world body’s activities in the country.Ashraf Qazi also congratulated the President on his recent inauguration during their talks on Friday, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).In a separate meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, the UN envoy discussed the upcoming International Conference on Iraq, to be held in Brussels on 22 June. Mr. Qazi also thanked the Foreign Minister for his continued support of the UN in Iraq, UNAMI said. read more

Aker and Wirth names come together

first_imgEarlier this year, Wirth became a fully controlled subsidiary of Aker Solutions. Wirth Maschinen- und Bohrgeräte-Fabrik is now to be known as Aker Wirth, reflecting the change of ownership and the successful integration that has taken place since the acquisition. “Our acquisition of Wirth complements and expands our customer offering. Aker Solutions is now one of only two suppliers in the world of complete drilling packages. In addition, the acquisition of Wirth’s mining and construction expertise strengthens our presence in the process and construction markets,” says Per Harld Kongelf, Executive Vice President of Aker Solutions. “Furthermore, we are happy, that Christoph Kleuters has accepted to continue in his position as Chief Executive Officer.”For more than two decades Wirth has been successfully collaborating with Aker Solutions on drilling packages. By formalising this connection through acquisition, the goal is to strengthen the existing collaboration and expand it to all of Aker Solutions drilling activities globally. The collaboration will also be extended to Wirth’s mining and construction division to the benefit of Aker Solutions’ process and construction activities.“We share a passion for technology and have been collaborating for over two decades on successful drilling projects,” says Christoph Kleuters, CEO of Aker Wirth. “Our transition to Aker Wirth reinforces our commitment to our customers and employees and strengthens our position in the global market.”“The Wirth name is a valuable asset and will live on in the legal entity name and product names of the company,” says Per Harald Kongelf.As of today, building signage, machine labelling, corporate brochures and marketing materials now all reflect the name change and new look and feel of Aker Wirth.last_img read more

South Australias UraniumSA develops breakthrough to extract uranium from hyper saline waters

first_imgA world breakthrough in extracting uranium from hyper saline water – previously not possible with conventional technology – has been announced in South Australia by uranium developer, UraniumSA. Addressing the first day in Adelaide of the Paydirt 2011 Uranium Conference, earlier this qweek, UraniumSA’s Managing Director, Russel Bluck, said the breakthrough had been achieved after collaborative metallurgical research with international and Australian suppliers of the special chemicals used to help extract uranium.“The problem of saline water has been a challenge for some Australian uranium projects because of the intolerance of conventional resins to the chlorine in the water,” Bluck said. “The results which UraniumSA has achieved are a world first. We have identified resins from several manufacturers which laboratory tests show perform as well in salt water as conventional resins in use everywhere in Australia and around the world do in fresh or formation water,” he said.“The outcome for UraniumSA is that we will be able to use existing technologies to extract the uranium from the in-situ leach liquors at our Mullaquana project. The breakthrough has a wider benefit in that it can now make a major difference to the viability of a raft of uranium projects in Australia that confront saline groundwater conditions.”Bluck said UraniumSA – which discovered and is now developing the Mullaquana uranium deposit southwest of Whyalla in South Australia towards first heap leach trials at the end of this year – had “gone back to chemical fundamentals” to achieve its results and this approach had also identified other technologies with the ability to solve the extraction issue as well.  In existing in-situ recovery mining operations, conventional resins extract uranium from formation water with salinities in the range 2,000 to 10,000 ppm total dissolved salts (TDS). “The higher the salinity, the less effective the conventional resins become,” Bluck said.“The formation waters at our Blackbush prospect in the Mullaquana project area typically contain >30,000 ppm TDS and this had been recognised since discovery as a potentially limiting factor. However, our testwork with commercially available chelating resins has established that they are able to extract uranium from saline solutions with loadings of up to 30 g/litre uranium.“This testwork on candidate resins is continuing.  We have commissioned the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation to conduct column tests on our typical mineralisation using our saline formation waters and will be trialling selected candidate resins against the resulting pregnant solutions. The best candidate resins from this process will be used in UraniumSA’s in-situ recovery field trials scheduled for late 2011.”The companies whom UraniumSA is presently engaged with in the successful trials include Clariant (Australia), Clean TeQ Holdings, Dow Water & Process Solutions,  IBC Advanced Technologies, LISL Environmental and Purolite International.last_img read more

Todays British tabloids are not one bit impressed with yesterdays Brexit decision

first_img 40,129 Views By Cianan Brennan Source: Gary Lineker/TwitterThomas yesterday described the decision he and his colleagues arrived at as being “a pure question of law”, unrelated to any “political issue”.ContrastThe Sun and the Daily Express are two other tabloids that have dealt with the High Court decision in less than positive fashion. The former describes the decision as: “Loaded foreign elite deny the will of Brit voters”, while the Express simply says: “We must get out of the EU”.Not all of Fleet Street’s outpourings are quite so critical of the decision however, understandable given the press itself was as split as the electorate when it came to last June’s seismic vote.The Times has called on Theresa May to call a “snap election” over the ruling, the Guardian simply describes the situation as “turmoil for May”, and the Independent describes the move as “the verdict that rewrites the rules of Brexit”.All are in agreement on one thing however – the decision is bad news for prime minister Theresa May.The decision itselfWhile in theory the High Court ruling means that parliament could indefinitely delay the invocation of Article 50, triggering the UK’s exit from the EU, in reality that is less likely to happen.For starters, the government is certain to appeal the decision to the UK Supreme Court.Secondly, parliament isn’t likely to block Brexit given the weight of public opinion in favour of leaving.However, it could turn May’s favoured time period for triggering Article 50, the three months between New Year and the end of March 2017, into something of a pipe dream.Read: Will Brexit happen? Here’s what we know after today’s High Court rulingRead: Melania Trump caught plagiarising again, but this time she’s gone for one of her husband’s ex-wives Nov 4th 2016, 9:25 AM “Don’t let rich foreigners not born in this country tell you what to do” says paper owned by rich foreigner not born in this country. pic.twitter.com/8LxDtshSwP— David Schneider (@davidschneider) November 4, 2016 YESTERDAY, LONDON’S HIGH Court ruled that only parliament alone, and not the sitting government, can instigate the process to extricate Britain from the EU.That decision could, in theory, slow down the whole process of Brexit.And Britain’s pro-Brexit media are not in any way happy about that decision. http://jrnl.ie/3062572 Today’s British tabloids are not one bit impressed with yesterday’s Brexit decision Yesterday London’s High Court ruled that parliament, and not the sitting government, must approve the start of Britain’s exit from the EU. Source: David Schneider/Twitter Friday 4 Nov 2016, 9:25 AM Share189 Tweet Email1 The Daily Mail has taken a particularly incendiary line, dismissing the three judges responsible for the decision (Lord Chief Justice John Thomas, Master of the Rolls Terence Etherton, and appeal court judge Philip Sales) as “out of touch” and as being “Enemies of the People”.The publication has also drawn ire for appearing to condemn Etherton as being an “openly gay, ex-Olympic fencer”. Lord Chief Justice Thomas meanwhile was described as being a “europhile” for his role as a founding member of the European Law Institute. 127 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

The 9 at 9 Friday

first_imgThe 9 at 9: Friday Here’s the news as you start your day. https://jrnl.ie/4518746 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share2 Tweet Email Short URL Get the 9 at 9 News audio Friday 1 Mar 2019, 8:47 AMcenter_img By Hayley Halpin Updated Mar 1st 2019, 8:47 AM Source: Shutterstock/Liliya KandrashevichEVERY MORNING TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.1. #STABBING: A woman has died after a stabbing incident in Clondalkin in west Dublin. 2. #TUSLA: The Data Protection Commission has opened its second inquiry into Tusla in less than two years after a string of breaches were uncovered.3. #WARSHIP: The deputy leader of the DUP has criticised the Irish government for what he described as “heavy handed tactics” after two UK-registered fishing vessels were detained. 4. #ROCKET MEN: North Korea has promised to hold more nuclear talks with the US after a summit between the two countries ended without a deal yesterday. 5. #RENT SCAM: Gardaí are probing a new rental scam targeting immigrants which has seen a number of people conned out of significant amounts of money in Dublin. 6. #RIP: Tributes have been paid to Oscar and Grammy-award winning composer Andre Previn who has died aged 89. 7. #BIN LADEN: The US has offered a $1 million reward for information that could lead to the location of a son of former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.8. #COMPLAINT: A phone network has been ordered to amend one of its adverts after a member of the public complained that a child was shown using a mobile phone on a bouncy castle.9. #PREGNANCY: Conceiving within a year of stillbirth is common and is not associated with increased risk of stillbirth or preterm birth in the following pregnancy, according to new research.On the go? You can now listen to the 9 at 9 as an audio bulletin from TheJournal.ie, supported by Volkswagen. Get started by hitting the button below. 9,865 Views Mar 1st 2019, 7:46 AM No Comments last_img read more

Blackberrys CEO Lazaridis resigns

first_imgSmartphone pioneers Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are stepping down this week from their chief executive roles at struggling BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion Ltd. in a dramatic shake-up that will see Thorsten Heins take the leadership reins as CEO. But despite a more than two-thirds decline in RIM’s share price over the past year, Heins signalled that he will largely stay the course set by Balsillie and Lazaridis. In a statement, Lazaridis said: “There comes a time in the growth of every successful company when the founders recognize the need to pass the baton to new leadership. Jim and I went to the board and told them that we thought that time was now.” Both Lazaridis and Balsillie – two of RIM’s three largest shareholders with more than five percent each – will remain board members, with Lazaridis keeping the role as vice-chair and head of a newly created innovation committee. Lazaridis said he plans to buy an additional $50 million of RIM shares on the open market. Balsillie, 50, and Lazaridis, 50, have headed Waterloo, Ontario based RIM together for the past two decades but investors lost patience with the pair in 2011. RIM’s shareholders have demanded changes at the top for months, blaming Balsillie and Lazaridis for several years of poor performance that have resulted in a precipitous drop in the company’s stock market value – shares in RIM were once so highly priced it was briefly Canada’s most valuable company, worth more than $70 billion. It’s market capitalization is now around $9 billion.Lazaridis is of Greek background, born in Istanbul on March 14, 1961. He was five when his family moved to Canada. He studied electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Waterloo. Lazaridis responded to a request for proposal from General Motors to develop a network computer control display system in 1984. General Motors awarded him a $600,000 contract.The same year he decided to drop out of university. It was just two months before he was scheduled to graduate. The money from General Motors, a small government grant, and a $15,000 loan from his parents enabled him, Mike Barnstijn, and Douglas Fregin to launch Research In Motion. One of the company’s first achievements was the development of barcode technology for film. RIM plowed the profits from that into wireless data transmission research, eventually leading to the introduction of the BlackBerry wireless mobile device in 1999, and its more well-known version in 2002. Later in 2003, Lazaridis received an honorary engineering doctorate from the University of Waterloo. In 2006, Lazaridis was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Order of Ontario. He has donated $170 million to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, which focuses on cutting-edge research in foundational physics, as well as nearly $100 million to the Institute for Quantum Computing, also in Waterloo, to advance research in quantum information. His basic annual salary was about $1.17 million in 2011. In March 2011, he was reported to be worth $1.9 billion. Some reports say they’re still billionaires, while others say they’re each worth roughly $800 million each because of their charitable donations and plummeting RIM share prices. In December 2011, Lazaridis and Balsillie both asked to have their salaries changed to $1 per year, a gesture many observers saw as an acknowledgement of the financial issues facing RIM. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

JWST le successeur du télescope Hubble coûtera plus cher que prévu

first_imgJWST : le successeur du télescope Hubble coûtera plus cher que prévuLe coût global du télescope spatial James Webb (JWST), le successeur d’Hubble, coûtera bien plus cher que prévu, a annoncé la Nasa. Alors que le budget initial avait été estimé à 3,5 milliards de dollars, soit 2,4 milliard d’euros, il devrait finalement atteindre quelque 8,7 milliards de dollars, soit 6 milliards d’euros.En février dernier, l’inspecteur général de la Nasa, Paul Martin, annonçait que le développement du télescope JWST(James Webb spatial telescope) avait atteint 6,5 milliards, quand le budget initial avait été estimé à 3,5 milliards. Aujourd’hui, l’agence spatiale américaine a indiqué à l’AFP via la voix de son porte-parole Trent Perrotto, que ce budget avait encore été revu à la hausse, pour passer à quelque 8,7 milliards de dollars. Un montant qui “comprend le coût total du JWST, à savoir son développement, son lancement, ainsi que cinq ans d’exploitation et les coûts des travaux scientifiques” précise le porte-parole.Développé par la NASA avec l’aide de l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) et de l’Agence spatiale canadienne (CSA), ce télescope aura quatre principales missions : étudier la formation de la galaxie et son évolution, rechercher la lumière des premières étoiles et galaxies apparues dans l’univers après le big bang, comprendre les mécanismes de formation des étoiles, et étudier les systèmes planétaires et la formation de la vie. Doté d’un miroir principal d’un diamètre de 6,5 mètres, trois fois plus que celui d’Hubble, le JWST deviendra le plus grand télescope jamais envoyé dans l’espace. Son lancement, à l’origine prévu en 2013 mais repoussé plusieurs fois, doit être réalisé par une fusée Ariane 5 depuis la base de Kourou, en Guyane. Le télescope spatial sera positionné en orbite à 1,5 million de kilomètres de la Terre. Hubble, lui, a été envoyé à 600 kilomètres d’altitude seulement. Une fois positionné, il devrait fonctionner pendant 10 ans. Le 25 août 2011 à 18:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

DCEU News Comic Con Plans Retro Wonder Woman Birds of Prey More

first_imgStay on target I asked Henry Cavill when we’ll see another Superman movie: “I can say this… it is highly likely we will see another Superman movie somewhere between 2019 and 2045.” Droppin’ those dope exclusives from Paris – just for you, DC fans! — ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 10, 2018Cool. So who knows if the next Superhero movie will star Cavill or even be part of the DCEU. All we know for sure is Henry Cavill wants it to happen. He’s been wanting to make Man of Steel 2 for a long time now. Hopefully for his sake, one will be announced soon. Maybe at Comic Con? Who wants the VHS? #WonderWoman1984 #WW84 #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/YznQlXTW6C— Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) June 22, 2018Yeah, that’s totally something kid me would rent every weekend until my parents got sick of it and just bought the damn tape. Hopefully DC is paying attention.Laurence Fishburne (Photo via Warner Bros.)As many exciting things are happening in the DCEU, there’s one actor whose time may be over. Laurence Fishburne may be in Marvel movies now but before that, he played Perry White in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. From the sound of things, we might not be seeing more of him in the DCEU. In an interview with CinemaBlend, Fishburne said he’s not sure there are any plans for a Perry White return.“I don’t think I’m still on call. I was unfortunately unable to go do some work on what turned out to be the Justice League movie,” he said. “I don’t know that I need to go back or if they’ll have me back or not, but I was grateful to have been a part of it. I loved working with Zack, I think he makes an incredible superhero movie. I’m just excited to be a part of [Ant-Man] now.”Fishburne does make a great addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s a shame to see him gone from DC. Neither Man of Steel nor BvS were my favorite superhero movies, but the casting in both were fantastic. Fishburne made a great Perry White, and it’ll be sad if we don’t get to see him anymore. You can’t really blame him for not being able to make Justice League though. The shooting and re-shooting schedule was so wild, they weren’t even able to get an un-mustachioed Henry Cavill. Here’s hoping he gets a call from Warner Bros. again, though. How can you have a Superman movie without Perry White?Who knows if we’ll see another Superman movie anytime soon, though? Again, this could all change at Comic Con. Fandango reporter Eric Davis recently spoke to Henry Cavill, who shared his thoughts about when we’ll see another Superman movie. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The DC Expanded Universe, or whatever we’re calling it these days, has been strangely quiet since the release of Justice League. Sure, that movie wasn’t what anyone was hoping it would be, but that’s no reason the entire studio should go silent. The only DC movie coming out this year is Aquaman, which Warner Bros. has said nearly nothing about despite what buzz there is has all been positive. It’s true that the studio underwent a major creative shakeup, and its idea of what a cinematic universe for them looks like has changed. It’s still weird to go this long without any announcements or teases. We’re superhero fans. It’s not like it’s hard to get the hype machine going with us.Hopefully, that should change soon. As in “next weekend” soon. Screen Rant points out that if Warner Bros. wants to inspire Marvel levels of excitement, they need to tell us what to look forward to. And there’s no better place to do that than San Diego Comic Con. The biggest weekend in geek culture is fast approaching. Warner Bros. will have pretty much all the attention this year, as Marvel is taking the year off. With the state their cinematic universe is in right now, Marvel opted not to have a big Hall H panel. DC will have the biggest superhero movie panel at Comic Con. That’s a huge opportunity that won’t come again for years.We already know some of what they’re going to do with it. It’s going to be the start of the marketing for Aquaman, so we’ll finally get to see a trailer. Shazam! director David F. Sandberg has also confirmed he’ll make an appearance, so we’ll finally get a sense of what that movie looks like. (So far, it promises to be a lot lighter than any of the previous DCEU films. And boy, if there’s any franchise that could do with a bit of levity…) There will probably be some sort of news about Wonder Woman 1984 too, which will be cool. But if all they show off at that panel is three movies we already knew about, that would be a wasted opportunity.DC’s cinematic universe should do what it can to separate itself from Marvel’s, but if there’s any part of Marvel’s strategy Warner Bros. should steal, it’s their marketing. They should tell us what they’re doing for the next few years now. It doesn’t have to (and probably shouldn’t) build up to a big Infinity War-style event, but the panel should give us an idea of what the DCEU will look like for the next few years. What superheroes will they introduce? What movies are you actually making? When will they come out. Because from an outside perspective, it looks like DC has a ton of movie ideas, three or four actually happening, concrete release dates for two of them, and zero sense of the world they’re building now. That’s not a great place for the franchise to be.DC could correct that at Comic Con. As silent as they’ve been leading up to Comic Con, it does seem likely that they plan to do just that. It’s not hard to get the hype train rolling with superhero fans. Give us something real to be excited about, and we’ll show up for it.Cover of Birds of Prey #4 (Art by David Finch, via DC Comics)Like, for example, Birds of Prey. The movie is officially happening, according to star Margot Robbie. The actor is attached to a ton of upcoming DC movies, and with good reason. As many problems as Suicide Squad had, her Harley Quinn was easily the best part. Robbie confirmed to Flickering Myth last week that production is set to start in January 2019. The movie, like most of DC’s slate, is still without a release date, and hopefully Comic Con fixes that. The production date does give us an idea of when we can expect to see it. Knowing how long it takes to make one of these, it’s likely we’ll see Bird’s of Prey sometime in 2020.Robbie also teased some details about the upcoming movie. One is that it’ll have a much smaller budget than most DC superhero films. The reason for that is it will have an R-rating. Already, DC is willing to go places Marvel doesn’t with their main series. The only R-Rated Marvel movies to come out have both been part of Fox’s X-Men universe. And it sounds like they’re not making an R-rated superhero movie just to do it. Harley Quinn is violent and often vulgar. She’s a criminal (most of the time), and an R-rated action movie fits the tone of her character really well. Plus, with Cathy Yan directing and Christina Hodson writing, there’s every reason to think this movie will do justice to the character, no matter what the budget is.Gal Godot (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Warner Bros.)We’re pretty sure that Wonder Woman 1984 will be part of Warner Bros.’ Comic Con panel somehow, but we still don’t know in what capacity. The movie just started filming, so it’s way too early to show off any footage. At best, maybe there’ll be some production stills. Those are always exciting. Especially for this movie, which takes Wonder Woman to the 1980s. The photos from the set we’ve already seen have already inspired at least one designer. Empire Magazine designer Olly Gibbs put together a retro poster for the movie sure to blast anyone with a wave of nostalgia. Birds of Prey Narrows Down Its Cast, Joaquin Phoenix Jokes & More DC NewsHenry Cavill to Stay Grounded, When the Flash Will Run & More DC Movie News I had a burst of inspiration after seeing the new #WonderWoman1984 stills and had to have a go at designing an ‘80s poster for it. @PattyJenks @GalGadot #WW84 #WonderWoman84 #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/habHBELg9e— Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) June 22, 2018This should absolutely be the poster, or at least the logo treatment for the movie. Everything about it is perfect. This style worked wonders for Thor: Ragnarok, imagine what it could do for a movie actually set in the ’80s. I love the detail of the movie having a PG rating, which it almost certainly won’t. It really makes it feel like a throwback to a time just before the PG-13 rating existed. Can’t you imagine seeing this on a wall of scratched VHS boxes at your local video store? Gibbs could.last_img read more

TCIG shortens time for tax break of processing fee

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#customsprocessingfee, #tcicustomsdepartment, #tcitaxes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos – October 26, 2017 – Government today announced that it will have to reverse a concessionary decision to support reconstruction in the aftermath of the September hurricanes.  While the tax breaks to rebuild will continue to be supported, the date for catching a break on the Customs Processing fee is changed to November 10; the duty waiver continues to be upheld until December 31, 2017.Government said, in counting the costs the decision was made and that Cabinet approved the shortening of the time frame for the processing fee waiver.“…in reviewing the financial challenges faced by the Turks and Caicos Islands in the wake of the two hurricanes and conscious of the need to ensure prudent financial management of revenue streams in the public interest, the difficult decision has been taken to maintain the extension of the waiver of Customs Import Duties on those items to 31st December 2017 but to end the waiver of Customs Processing Fee on 10th November 2017.”The decision has already been taken up and agreed to at the Cabinet level, next says the Ministry of Finance  is onto the House of Assembly for the amended measure.last_img read more

Menendez brothers reunited at Otay Mesa prison after two decades apart

first_imgMenendez brothers reunited at Otay Mesa prison after two decades apart KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 5, 2018 Updated: 6:19 PMcenter_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: California, Menendez Brothers, Otay Mesa FacebookTwitter April 5, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Erik and Lyle Menendez, whose 1989 shotgun murders of their wealthy parents in Beverly Hills made them two of the nation’s most notorious convicts, this week got their first chance in more than two decades at a reunion due to a housing-unit transfer at the Otay Mesa prison where they are incarcerated.On Wednesday evening, Erik Menendez, 47, was transferred into his 50-year-old brother’s designated section at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.The younger of the siblings has been at the San Diego County prison since 2013. Lyle Menendez was moved there from Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County in February but assigned to a separate unit that afforded no chance at a face-to-face meeting between the siblings.Now, if they wish, they can spend time together at meals and during recreational and exercise periods as they continue serving out their lifelong sentences.Thornton said Thursday afternoon that she did not know if the brothers had yet taken advantage of their newfound ability to spend time together.“And we don’t typically comment on inmates’ personal lives,” she added.Each of the brothers has served time in three other state prisons prior to their transfers to the prison near the U.S.-Mexico border.The siblings were 18 and 21 when they reported finding the bodies of self-made millionaire Jose Menendez and the Cuban emigre’s former beauty-queen wife, Kitty, in the family’s 9,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style residence on Aug 20, 1989.The victims had been shot at point-blank range as they sat in their den, watching television and eating ice cream.At trial, the brothers’ attorneys contended that the killings were a form of self-defense because the defendants believed that they were going to die at the hands of their parents. The accused murderers claimed that they had been sexually abused by their father and that their mother had been cruel and suicidal.Prosecutors argued, however, that Jose Menendez, 45, was a patient father who was the victim, along with his 47-year-old wife, of sons who wanted to inherit the couple’s money and be free of their demanding parents.Following two trials, Erik and Lyle Menendez were convicted of two counts each of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. In July 1996, a judge ordered them to serve life terms with no chance of parole. last_img read more

Wynn Resorts selects GPI as main gaming table equipment supplier for Encore

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts The order comes just a few weeks after a proposed deal that would have seen MGM Resorts purchase the Massachusetts property from Wynn fell through. Wynn Resorts had earlier last month been fined US$35 million by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for its failure to report allegations of sexual abuse against former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, but was allowed to retain its state gaming license.GPI was acquired on 1 May by Japan-based playing card manufacturer Angel Holdings Godo Kaisha in a US$110 million deal. RelatedPosts Load More Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Gaming Partners International (GPI) has been named as the primary supplier of table game equipment for Wynn Resorts’ US$2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor.The company revealed overnight that it has received a “significant order” from Wynn for its new Boston integrated resort, due to open in July 2019, including more than 200 custom designed gaming tables “fully accessorized for operation”, RFID enabled gaming chips and high value gaming plaques, CIS functionality in the casino cage for currency validation and authentication, custom poker equipment, dice and various support equipment to secure gaming integrity.last_img read more

Radio star Delilah meets fans in Hollywood

first_imgA woman with a voice known by millions made an appearance in South Florida, Saturday.Syndicated radio show host, Delilah, held a meet and greet with fans in Hollywood.Dedicated listeners lined up to get autographs and some in-person advice.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

In a Fractionalized Industry Resiliency and Optimism Prevail

first_img That’s a healthy amount of projected growth indeed for an industry undergoing disruptive change, and it reflects a resiliency that other print-media based industries have not shown.  New competition was cited by less than 17 percent of respondents—although social media might be their real competition, and they simply don’t see it that way yet.  The second growth-and-revenue-stream related question—what are the fastest growth areas for your company?—did not quite sync with the responses to the first question on important growth drivers. Here, digital media, events, and content marketing ranked as the top three for most respondents, and print advertising and database–related revenue streams ranked as slow-growth areas. “Even more surprising to me is the view that 27 percent see print as driving growth in 2016 versus 21 percent for events,” Pazour adds. Most likely, though, is that respondents are seeing major growth in native advertising, and are classifying it in their digital-advertising revenue streams. “Print, while important, has become a smaller percentage of the revenue pie,” says Stephen Davis, president of SRDS. The clear drivers of revenue growth are events and digital media.”  Given this profile, it’s logical to ask the next question: Are you bullish? Do you expect your business to grow? And as noted, 63 percent of respondents said yes, and a quarter of them expect double-digit growth.  The 14-question survey, fielded in June and July, was intended to establish and present an empirical baseline that shows what senior magazine-media executives are thinking about as they lead their companies into the second half of 2016 and plan for 2017. Then the survey asked two follow-up questions: What will be the most important growth driver for your company, and second, what are the fastest-growing areas of the business? In the case of the first question, our respondents split among three revenue streams: Print (26.9 percent), events (20.9 percent), and digital advertising (32.8 percent). Marketing services and subscriptions, each at 9 percent, plus ecommerce, rounded out the revenue sources. Two things stand out. One is that expectations for print growth remain strong. This is almost certainly true more for the smaller players, especially in regional media, than for the industry as a whole. The other thing is that despite all the concerns about viewability, fraud, and poor engagement, digital advertising, at least in the eyes of these respondents, remains an important area of growth.  In terms of company size, half of our respondents reported revenue between $1 million and $10 million, with 39 percent reporting revenue of greater than $10 million. Of those reporting revenue of more than $10 million, 16.4 percent said they’re between $10 million and $25 million. Another 7.5 percent said they’re between $25 million and $50 million, and another 14 percent were larger than that. Ten percent of respondents reported revenue of less than $1 million, so for this particular survey, the respondent base skews small. Smaller media companies, admittedly, sometimes see the world in different ways than their larger counterparts. This can be true in B2B and regional media in particular, where print assets remain a primary revenue driver.  Folio: fielded a 13-question survey to a list of magazine-media industry CEOs and c-suite titles from its database in June and July. The survey closed on July 15th, and generated 68 completed responses.  So it’s not surprising, then, to find that among our CEO respondents, 71.2 percent say that database development and data management will play a significant role in creating and monetizing new products. It does make you ask, too, what the other respondents—nearly 30 percent of the total—are doing with databases. Perhaps they’re so small that they simply work with spreadsheets. “Publishers are making investments in audience infrastructure to better harmonize and activate their data,” says SRDS’s Davis. “A unified database will allow faster growth as it will allow publishers to better spot niche audiences that may be underserved, and also show marketers the behaviorial and demographic makeup of their audience.” Our findings were fascinating. And our respondents came from all sectors of the business. B2B was most represented, with 52.9 percent or respondents saying they are in that sector. Consumer media represented 36.8 percent of respondents, with this group split among mass consumer, specialty consumer, and city and regional media. The remaining 10.3 percent of respondents were from the association sector, which includes both B2B and consumer, but tends to skew toward B2B.  Investing in data management tools. Access Intelligence, he adds, leverages audience insights primarily to monetize the audience through event registrations, and also for providing access to audiences for sponsors and exhibitors. “Our model beyond events derives revenue from exhibitor/advertisers by leveraging our audience insight, brand, and content creation capabilities,” Pazour says. “But it is events first for us. And for events, it is audience/registration first.” Marketing services, on the other hand, where many B2B companies are seeing their most significant growth in products like co-sponsored surveys, webinars, white papers and special email blasts, came in at less than 10 percent in terms of being a major growth driver.  How Media Companies Have Changed: A Five-Year Look Sixty-three percent of magazine-media CEOs in an exclusive Folio: survey indicate that they anticipate revenue growth in 2016, and more than a quarter of all respondents expect double-digit growth this year.  Investment Priorities Resilience will be needed. The market is changing and it is not likely to change back. Our CEO respondents recognize that. Asked to name their biggest threat, they didn’t say competitive magazines, or declining ad budgets, or consolidating markets. More than one-third (35 percent) said their readers are the key, and their biggest threat is the changing media-consumption patterns of those readers. Also mentioned were digital disruption and the loss of audience and revenue to social media. And when you think about it, all three of those reasons are interrelated. The one is both the cause and effect of the others.  Are You Expecting Growth? We also asked companies to tell us how their revenue streams have changed in the last five years. The results are striking. Respondent companies reported that, five years ago, print represented more than 75 percent of their total revenue, with events, digital advertising, and marketing services all hovering around 10 percent, give or take. For this year, our survey respondents are saying that print will decline to just short of 62 percent of total revenue, with digital advertising increasing to 22 percent and events increasing to about 14 percent. Marketing services actually declined by a percentage point from 2011. This by itself is an interesting development. It may be that companies are finding that demand for marketing services isn’t as great as it was. After all, it is true that webinars, white papers, eblasts, online microsites, and more existed five years ago and earlier. Or, it may be that the scalability of marketing services is proving to be a challenge, as sales, production, and content-creation staffs struggle to produce advertiser-sponsored material.  Both sets of data—company size in revenue and company size in employees—are good indications of the characteristics of the magazine industry circa 2016, where tiny entrepreneurial shops coexist with well-established and growing enterprises, and also with corporate giants, like Time Inc., UBM, Meredith, and others. This says something important, something that’s overlooked in much of the macro narrative about the state of the magazine industry: Despite a decade or more of pressure from search, social media, and digital-only newcomers, the industry remains to a significant degree unconsolidated and fractionalized. It remains a place where entrepreneurs start small businesses and where—should that entrepreneur so choose—she could serve a market and make a living for herself and her staff, with, say, $1.5 million in revenue. That may not attract breathless media coverage, or multiple rounds of venture capital, or private equity firms looking for the next big investment, but it is a characteristic that suggests notable resilience for this industry.  “I am surprised to see that this sample of CEOs still have 61 percent of revenue coming from print,” says Don Pazour, CEO of Access Intelligence, Folio:’s parent company. “I tend to think this is some of the smaller publishers. Most large B2B publishers have seen print declining steadily at higher rates than this survey shows.” New Focus on Databases as an Asset? Interestingly, Eric Zinczenko, CEO of Bonnier Corp., sees it differently. “We are approaching 2017 with the reality that we can expect little to no growth coming from traditional media activities, and incremental growth in digital,” he says. “The focus for growth across our portfolio will come from licensing, syndicating our content, launching new events, and continuing the custom work we are executing for our strong endemic client base.” Regardless, the business is changing, faster than ever, and media companies have no choice but to adapt, considering that advertisers now have their own sophisticated databases, and when they don’t, they’re asking for “account-based marketing”—where the media company identifies specific targets for them and communicates not with a mass audience, but only those defined targets. This change is so dramatic that the old media industry model—aggregating an audience and selling that audience to advertisers—has given way to a new model. In the new model, you aggregate the audience, develop insights into that audience, and sell those insights to advertisers.  On the other hand, 22 percent of respondents indicated that they project themselves to be flat and nearly 15 percent acknowledged they expect a decline in year-over-year revenues.  As important as the rise of databases has been, the need for media to engage audiences remains a critical part. “The model that excludes the need for B2B publishers—where marketers have their own SEO/SEM campaigns, their own content-marketing capabilities, their own social media activations and so on, has its limitations,” Access Intelligence’s Pazour notes. “Publishers still have the engaged audience, trusted brands, and credible content in the markets they serve. The key is pivoting to use these assets in a way that has a simple and effective interface to advertisers’ systems.” Hiring new skillsets. More than 27 percent of respondents said they need to bring employees in who have different skills, including data scientists, web developers, advertising ops personnel, and more. The magazine industry has long discussed database marketing. In recent years, it has come around to the concept of a unified database, encompassing print subscribers, digital subscribers, event and webinar registrants, and other sources. That’s still a work in progress, in all sectors, and often-expensive tech “solutions” don’t translate into actual increases in sales volume or audience engagement.  You learn a lot about how companies see themselves and their opportunities by looking at what they’re buying, so another area of inquiry for our CEO respondents was their investment priorities. It turns out that the top two technology priorities, by far, were database development and web development. Just short of 50 percent of our set of CEO respondents said these are their top two priorities. Content management, marketing automation, app development, programmatic advertising, and digital magazines were also listed as priorities. Web development, admittedly, is a broad area, but that 50 percent of respondents see it as an area of focus tells us a great deal about where company leadership is spending its time and energy. “Our investment plan going forward is to continually refine our tech stack,” says Bonnier’s Zinczenko. “We already employ data management tools,  we have our own proprietary CMS platform, we have complex avertising tech and we have other automation partners helping us. Our focus now shifts to company-wide employee adoption of these automation tools so that we can realize the true potential that these tech solutions offer.  About the Respondents Finally, we asked a broader question about investments as well, seeking to identify perceived strategic needs beyond technology. Respondents indicated three primary areas of concern: Creating a new event. And we asked our respondents to tell us about their cost structures. Not surprisingly, content creation and editorial was the single largest area of cost for most respondents, with sales the second largest.  More than 60 percent of respondents indicated that they employ between 11 and 100 people, a number that’s consistent with the revenue size of the respondent companies. Twenty-two percent said that they have fewer than 10 employees, while 17.6 percent said they have more than 100 employees.  In identifying these priorities, our CEO respondents indicated the need to transform business models to respond to market changes, and the three areas—new skills, data management and events—dovetail pretty well with the revenue projections and growth areas identified in other questions. Bonnier’s Zinczenko’s priorities dovetail with the broader survey results. “We are targeting investment in three key areas: hiring expertise in growth areas supporting our strategic plan; adding solutions to improve workflow and processes enterprise wide; and potential acquisitions around events and other activities.”More on this topic The Untold Story of How Magazine Media is Winning The State of the Magazine Media Business, Mid-Year 2015 The Highest-Growth Revenue Streams for Magazine Media in 2015 Events, Digital Ads Raise B2B Revenues by 2.7 Percent City and Regional Magazine Publishers Still Believe in Print Email Marketing Continues to Confound PublishersJust In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more

300 Villages Hydaburg

first_imgThis week, we’re heading to Hydaburg on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast. Natasha Peele is city administrator of Hydaburg.Download Audiolast_img