Corporator held for raping 11yearold girl in MPs Betul

first_imgBetul: An Independent corporator of the Betul civic body in Madhya Pradesh was arrested for allegedly raping a 11-year-old girl repeatedly over a year, police said Tuesday. Rajendra Singh Chauhan (59), also known as Kendu Baba, was arrested on Monday, on the basis of an anonymous letter detailing his misdeeds, Betulganj assistant sub-inspector Jugal Kishore said. “We contacted the girl who narrated her ordeal, after which we booked Chauhan under sections 376 (n) (raping a girl repeatedly) 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,” Kishore said. “After her medical examination, we got her statement recorded in a magistrate’s court. Then we questioned the wife, son and nephew of the corporator. Later, Chauhan surrendered,” he said. Incidentally, the corporator used to organise mass ‘raksha bandhan’ functions in which hundreds of women and girls used to tie rakhi to him, an official said.last_img read more

Ottawa announces 80 million for research on preventing studying oil spills

first_imgHALIFAX – The federal government is spending $80 million on oil spill research, looking at how to prevent spills as well as their effect on the marine environment.“Our government is committed to protecting our marine and coastal areas so that they are safeguarded for future generations,” said Treasury Board President Scott Brison.He announced the funding Monday at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax.Brison said a $45.5-million research program will be set up to foster collaboration among researchers in Canada and around the world, with $10 million a year to bring scientists together to study how oil spills behave, how to clean and contain them and how to minimize environmental damage.The Centre for Offshore Oil, Gas and Energy Research in Halifax will also get some of the $16.8 million in funding for new scientists and specialized equipment.It will support oil spill research to better understand how oil degrades in different conditions.Also, Brison said in a statement that $17.7 million will be used to enhance ocean models of winds, waves and currents to allow responders to better track spills.The funds are part of the $1.5-billion Oceans Protection Plan, which is aimed at developing a marine safety system.“Science will form the foundation of our world-leading marine safety system,” Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc said in a statement. “This new investment in research and new technologies will allow us to better prevent and respond to potential marine incidents.”Advanced ocean modelling work will be done in six ports across the country: Kitimat, Vancouver and Fraser River Port in British Columbia; Canso, N.S., Saint John, N.B. and the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City to Montreal.last_img read more

Semenya Declines Late Invitation to Run in Rabat Diamond League

Rabat – The organizer of the Diamond League 800 m has now invited Caster Semenya, an intersex South African Olympic champion, to race on Sunday in Rabat. Before inviting her, Morocco previously banned Semenya from running. Semenya said on Thursday that Morocco denied her request to run in Morocco. The Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation banned her, without providing a reason. The sport’s governing body, The Swedish International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), restricts testosterone levels in female athletes like Semenya. However, The Swiss Federal Supreme Court lifted the IAAF’s regulations in order to allow Semenya to run until June 25. Regardless, The Diamond League independently organized, meaning those in charge of the event are also in charge of the runners they invite.Friday, the organizer of the Diamond League race, Alain Blondel, posted a statement on the event’s site saying: “After checking the situation of Caster Semenya in the light of the decisions of the Swiss Federal Court, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the head of the international athletics meeting in Rabat, Alain Blondel, is happy to confirm the invitation.”“She received an invitation but is unable to organize her schedule to come to Rabat,” Blondel then said.Her agent Jukka Harkonen said that the lateness of the invitation made it impossible for Semenya to travel to Rabat in time for the race because it was a journey of more than 20 hours from her home country South Africa.“She’s not running,” he said. “She was invited today but that was too late.” read more

Deteriorating security situation in eastern Chad hampering UN relief efforts

The security situation in eastern Chad has deteriorated during the past week, hampering efforts by United Nations humanitarian agencies to help up to 105,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and more that 230,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region. Inter-ethnic violence continues to be reported, leading to the cancellation of humanitarian activities in one refugee camp, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said in its latest update. Earlier this week a UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) staff member and a security guard were kidnapped in the Guereda region, and WFP, UNHCR and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) decided to reduce their presence, relocating 22 national staff to the town of Abeche. March food distributions for the Sudanese refugees are due to start in the coming days. WFP plans to provide some 224,700 beneficiaries with over 3,700 metric tons of food. Food-for-work activities are still temporarily suspended in the region due to the security situation but continue in the other parts of the country, although security has also deteriorated in the capital Ndjamena. So far WFP’s Emergency Operation has received $23 million, 27 per cent of the total requirement. 9 March 2007The security situation in eastern Chad has deteriorated during the past week, hampering efforts by United Nations humanitarian agencies to help up to 105,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and more that 230,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region. read more

Analysts urge Apple to kowtow to Wall Street as shares plunge on

Analysts urge Apple to kowtow to Wall Street as shares plunge on slowing growth by Peter Svensson, The Associated Press Posted Jan 24, 2013 6:12 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apple needs to come down off its perch and start making nice with Wall Street, analysts said Thursday as investors hammered the company’s stock.The sell-off put Apple a hair’s-breadth away from losing its status as the world’s most valuable company. At Thursday’s close, it was worth $423 billion, just 1.6 per cent more than No. 2 Exxon Mobil Corp.The plunge was set off Apple’s quarterly earnings report late Wednesday, which suggested the company’s nearly decade-long growth spurt is slowing drastically.The stock ended down $63.51 or 12 per cent, at $450.50. It last traded that low a year ago.What can Apple do to boost its stock? Analysts say it may not be able to win back the investors who bought the stock on the way up. They’ll be chasing the next hot stock. But the company can make itself appealing to a new crop of investors who’ve never considered the stock, by doing what Wall Street wants and doling out more of its massive cash pile in the form of more generous dividends and stock buybacks.Apple’s profits for the October-December quarter were flat compared with the year before. It still managed to grow revenue 18 per cent from the year before, but the cost of starting up production lines for multiple new products like the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini meant that less revenue flowed to the bottom line.Of even more concern to investors: Apple’s forecast sales growth for the current quarter is around 7 per cent compared with a year ago —far from the 50-per cent-plus rate it’s often hit in recent years.Apple usually lowballs its forecasts, but Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer indicated the company will provide more realistic figures from now on.To be sure, Apple products haven’t lost their appeal. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company couldn’t make enough iPhones, iPads and iMacs in the holiday quarter to satisfy demand, so the appeal of Apple’s products is intact. The problem is rather that Apple hasn’t launched a revolutionary new product since the iPad in 2010.It may be too much to ask that a company reinvent consumer electronics every few years, but Apple did it three times in a decade with the launch of the iPod, iPhone and iPad. In doing so, the company left investors with the expectation of perpetually zooming growth.Now, Apple looks quite different. It’s still massively profitable, but its growth is moderate, making it similar to companies like IBM Corp. and Microsoft Corp.“The company is at a bit of a crossroads,” said Nomura Securities analyst Stuart Jeffrey. “It’s gone from launching big hit products where they didn’t have to look at the competitive landscape — they just did their own thing — and the growth meant they didn’t have to focus on the whims of Wall Street.”The problem, Jeffrey said, is that Apple hasn’t adjusted to this reality and worked to find new constituencies among investors. Those who invest in fast-growing companies or chase rising stocks have abandoned the company, and Apple doesn’t do enough to attract value and income investors.Analyst Brian White at Topeka Capital Market said the lack interest from value-oriented investors, who look for bargain stocks, means Apple lacks a safety net when there’s bad news, like Wednesday’s earnings report. When other companies’ stocks fall, value investors tend to swoop in, putting a floor under the stock and dampening volatility.“No one wants to pay anything for (Apple) because you can’t get the value investor to back it up,” White said.Apple sits on a cash pile of $137 billion, which currently earns about 1 per cent annual interest. It’s a hoard that frustrates many company-watchers, and analysts are virtually unanimous in their opinion that Apple should be putting it to better use.Apple has taken a step in the right direction, as far as Wall Street is concerned. Last year, it instituted a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share, a generous sum compared with most technology companies, but paltry when measured against companies with similar cash reserves. It has also started using cash to buy back shares — another way to reward investors.But analysts say the company should be doing more. Jeffrey calculates that Apple will generate about another $103 billion over three years, but has only committed to returning $45 billion of this $240 billion in cash to shareholders.“The company needs to change strategically in a number of ways… including in looking after shareholders,” Jeffrey said.A higher dividend would appeal to value and income investors, and buybacks would reduce the number of shares outstanding, which in turn would get the company’s earnings per share growing again.White has been one of the biggest Apple cheerleaders on Wall Street. He drew attention in April for setting a $1,111 price target for Apple’s stock when the shares were trading around $600.White backed away from his old price target on Thursday. He said he still believes the company is worth that much, but he has realized he’s too far in front of the pack. Investors aren’t going to give the company the credit it deserves, in his opinion.“It’s tough for people to get their head around. I can’t be a visionary forever,” White said.His new price target: $888. Eight is a lucky number in China, and three eights are extra lucky.“Look, Apple needs a little luck here,” White said. read more

BCs earthquake preparedness progressing slowly but surely expert

VANCOUVER – Perceived public apathy towards the threat of a major earthquake off Canada’s west coast hasn’t stopped governments across southwestern British Columbia from quietly earmarking millions of dollars for seismic upgrades and construction in anticipation of the “Big One.”Much of the work is being done incrementally — retrofits dovetailing with routine maintenance, schools being renovated one by one and new construction projects being subject to updated quake-resistant requirements.Engineer and seismic specialist John Sherstobitoff praised the province on its disaster preparedness, saying the government has learned from the responses of other jurisdictions to earthquakes.“We’re doing pretty well,” said Sherstobitoff, who works for global engineering firm Ausenco. “We’re doing reasonably well for a province that hasn’t had a major, damaging earthquake in this generation.”Scientists have determined the likelihood of another serious quake happening in the next 50 years is one in 10.Pressure between the two undersea plates of the Cascadia subduction zone, located off Vancouver Island, has been building since the slabs last slipped in a major way in 1700. The ensuing megathrust quake decimated the Pacific Northwest coastline and sent a four-storey tsunami on a nine-hour journey across the ocean before it plowed into Japan.The occurrence of such a calamitous event nowadays has the potential to destroy not only human life but also the province’s pocket book, says the Insurance Bureau of Canada.It released a report in 2013 that estimated the economic impact of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hitting B.C. would be a staggering $75 billion.In the meantime, governments continue to prepare.The City of Vancouver replaces about 0.5 per cent — or six kilometres — of its water mains a year, switching out brittle cast-iron material with a more resilient ductile iron.Vancouver is also in the process of assessing its 560 municipal buildings for seismic upgrades. It has whittled down the list to 56 and a city spokesman said the final cut is expected sometime next year.Portions of city hall are undergoing earthquake upgrades.Across B.C., $2.2 billion in provincial funding has been spent or committed to upgrade or replace 214 of the 342 schools deemed at risk in an earthquake.Across the Burrard Inlet from Vancouver, a 2015 study focusing on North Vancouver estimated that about 3.6 per cent — or 840 — of the district’s 23,700 buildings would be severely damaged or destroyed in the event of a 7.3-magnitude quake in the Georgia Strait.The cumulative economic loss from building damage and service disruption was estimated at just under $3 billion.Metro Vancouver has seismically upgraded its water reservoirs and is looking at a program to bring its sewage system up to date.A spokeswoman from Victoria said the city has managed to protect the historic portion of city hall and its next priority is the fire department headquarters.Beyond seismic upgrades, some experts argue the province needs to go further with its mitigation efforts.Ocean Networks Canada spokesman Teron Moore said British Columbia is missing the same kind of offshore early-warning system already in place in Japan and along sections of the U.S. coastline.Moore attributed the absence of an early-warning system in B.C. to public apathy.“We tend to put our heads in the sand a little bit,” he said about British Columbians, whereas places like Japan with more frequent and severe seismic activity tend to be better prepared.So far, B.C. has about 100 land and undersea earthquake sensors, a far cry from Japan’s approximately 1,000 detection instruments.Japan’s technology is also integrated directly into its infrastructure, said Moore, so when an earthquake is detected not only are emergency personnel notified but trains automatically slow down, gas valves shut off and elevator doors open, for example.Moore said improving Canada’s capacity to detect quakes earlier will require more funding and better collaboration between the various organizations that operate sensors along the coast, such as Natural Resources Canada, the University of British Columbia and the provincial Transport Ministry.An effective early-warning system could buy valuable seconds or even minutes to prepare before disaster struck, he added.“Earthquake early warning isn’t the solve-all solution for preparedness in British Columbia,” Moore added. “It doesn’t stop the shaking from happening. There still will be damage. (But) it does help.”— Follow @gwomand on Twitter B.C.’s earthquake preparedness progressing slowly but surely: expert by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 2, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Syria UN chief welcomes first aid convoy to Rukban camp since January

The inter-agency aid operation is expected to take three to four days as it also conducts an emergency vaccination campaign “to protect some 10,000 children against Measles, Polio and other deadly disease” and undertake rapid needs assessments.”We are delivering food, sanitation and hygiene supplies, nutrition and health assistance in addition to other core relief items in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent,” said Ali Al-Za’tari, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria.The convoy was meant to deliver assistance to Rukban camp on 27 October, but was postponed for security reasons.Between basic commodity shortages, protection concerns, increasing violence and the death of several children unable to access medical treatment, the overall situation in the camp remains critical.According to news reports, Rukban camp, which is a cluster of about 10,800 makeshift tents and mud huts, has been labeled as “one of the most desperate places in Syria.”SARC’s president called the operation “a huge positive step for the people there.”The UN urges all parties to allow safe, sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access to all in need in line with their obligations under International Humanitarian Law.”While this much-needed delivery is an important achievement, a longer-term solution must be found for the many civilians living in Rukban,” underscored Mr. Al-Za’tari.“We must do everything we can to continue helping civilians living in the harshest conditions in there,” he concluded. In a statement welcoming the aid convoy, Secretary-General António Guterres recognized that while “the long-needed delivery is an important achievement, the overall humanitarian access to this informal desert camp remains wholly inadequate.”As such, he called on all relevant actors “to ensure continued, full, safe, sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access to the tens of thousands of displaced Syrians in this remote area, and to all people in need throughout the country.”“The population at Rukban has not received assistance since January this year, and they are increasingly desperate,” Mark Lowcock, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, recently told a Security Council meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria. read more

Explosive device designed to kill officers thrown at police in Northern Ireland

first_imgHe added that he would like to thank to local residents for their patience and support throughout the operation, stating, “I want to reassure them that we will not be deterred by this attack”.Anyone with information should contact Newtownabbey Police Station on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.Read: Nuns assaulted in burglary at convent>Read; Bloody Sunday witnesses to be questioned by PSNI> A DEVICE WAS thrown at police in the Mill Road area of Newtownabbey last night.The security alert began shortly after 10pm following a telephone call stating that a device had been thrown at a police patrol in the area.Following a search of the area two suspicious objects were discovered at approximately 12.30am and the Mill Road was closed.Army A number of homes in the area were evacuated while Army technical officers (ATO) was tasked to examine the objects. One was declared as a hoax, but the second was declared as a viable pipe bomb type device.Mill Road was reopened to traffic and residents allowed to return to their homes shortly before 5am this morning.Kill or maimChief Inspector Stephen Reid, Area Commander of Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus said: This device was clearly designed to kill police officers and we are very fortunate no-one was killed or injured. Had it exploded it could have killed or maimed anyone close by, police officers or local people alike.Those responsible showed total disregard for the local community and put the lives of local people in the area at risk.last_img read more

Relics of the boom What now for the banking sectors landmark real

first_imgMORE THAN FIVE years on from the end of the property boom, a number of Irish financial institutions are continuing the sell-off of their offices and branch networks as they bid to restructure in the wake of the downturn.Several landmark former NIB properties were sold off in just the last six months, while just before Christmas it emerged that a well known coffee chain is to move into Anglo’s former headquarters on Stephen’s Green. TheJournal.ie takes a look at what’s happening now with five of the banking sector’s prime real estate sites in Dublin:Former Anglo offices, St Stephen’s Green.Coffee giant Starbucks has been given permission to move into the former Anglo HQ at Stephen Court, on the north side of Stephen’s Green in Dublin.The offices became a symbol of the downturn in the wake of the various controversies surrounding the disgraced lender. The infamous ‘Anglo’ sign was removed from the facade in 2011 as the institution was renamed. [Image: Photocall Ireland]Planning permission for the change of use was granted by Dublin City Council back in July but the development only came to public attention last month.The application, on behalf of Tom Philips & Associates, proposed a that part of the building be converted “from banking use to coffee shop, with associated internal works and external signage”.Half-built Anglo offices, North Wall Quay.Work on a new multi-storey headquarters for Anglo Irish Bank was halted as the recession took hold, and the site at Dublin’s North Wall Quay has lain unfinished ever since.It was purchased by the Central Bank of Ireland in November 2012, and it’s planned building works will recommence at the site next year.A tender to have the facade completed was put out late last year, and once the work is finished, it’s planned the Central Bank will move its staff and set up the premises as its new HQ. [Image: Photocall Ireland]The Central Bank currently employs around 1,400 staff, many of whom are based in the bank’s Dame Street offices. The remaining staff are spread across six other premises used by the bank.Former NIB, College Green.The imposing facade of the former National Irish Bank on College Green will soon be home to a new H&M store.The sale was closed on the landmark building for an amount in excess of €4 million, and works are currently taking place on its interior before the fashion retailer moves in later this year.[Image: Savills Ireland]National Irish Bank is now run by Danske Bank, which announced last year it would be pulling out of the personal banking market here, with the loss of 150 jobs.The bank had previously announced that it was to close its branches across the country in favour of nine ‘advisory centres’ to deal with customer queries.Its properties are being sold off by Savills Ireland in two tranches, the second of which got under way around 12 months ago.Former NIB, O’Connell StreetAn investor purchased number 66 O’Connell Street late last year at a price of around €1 million euro.center_img [Image: Savills Ireland]Former Irish Nationwide HQ, Dublin 6On sale at an asking price of €13 million, the former headquarters of Irish Nationwide comprise a seven-storey modern office block, along with other buildings on a 1.7 acre site on the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin 6.The zoning of the site means it could be used for anything from retail units to a hotel or conference centre.[Image: CBRE]Read: Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tinRead: Taxpayers will no longer pick up all of the tab for failed banks>last_img read more

Linux developers working on a way to bypass Windows 8 secure boot

first_imgMicrosoft has been getting a lot of heat in recent months for its decision to require UEFI secure boot on upcoming Windows 8 PCs. UEFI secure boot is a method of locking down a system’s bootloader so that no unsigned code can be installed. That means pre-boot malware is dead in the water, but it also makes it difficult to install alternative operating systems like Linux.Well, the Linux community is banding together and might finally have the tools needed to bypass that restriction.Microsoft originally wanted to require hardware vendors to make secure boot mandatory with no option to disable. Eventually Redmond compromised; x86 systems will have a toggle hidden deep down in the UEFI settings, but WinRT device will have secure boot locked in. A few weeks ago, RedHat announced that it was going to be paying for a Verisign bootloader through the Microsoft Sysdev portal, allowing its software to be installed with secure boot.Not all Linux devs are content to take this route, so James Bottomley, chair at Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board, is taking action. Bottomley has publicly posted a new Intel Tianocore UEFI boot image to help developers out. Tianocore is Intel’s open source UEFI image, which has Microsoft’s Authenticode built in.Developers will now be able to run a virtual boot platform with secure boot for testing. This is important because it’s currently very difficult to get your hands on UEFI secure boot hardware in advance of Windows 8. It is hoped that this image will help the community figure out a secure boot bypass.While it’s really cool to see the community rally around this cause, a bypass to secure boot will negate any security benefits it might have had. Still, if the good guys don’t find it, someone else will.More at Gmane, via Parity Newslast_img read more

PDA says Elections will be in 2016

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:2016, elections, oswald skippings, pda Bahamians Reject Govt’s Gender Equality Referendum Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Feb 2016 – The Premier has the constitutional prerogative to select the day of a General Election and according to Hon Dr Rufus Ewing, it could be as late as February next year. We asked PDA Leader, Oswald Skippings, who has announced three rallies for next week, what he thinks of the announcement. Skippings said, “Elections will be in 2016, the PDA will see to that.” The first rallies will be held in Grand Turk, Provo and North Caicos and it will be the Progressive Democratic Alliance, PDA which is first out of the gate. In Grand Turk on Monday, the venue is KISHCO Parking lot next to the Victoria Public Library; in Provo on Wednesday, the PDA rally is at Sam’s Building and climax will be in North Caicos on King Road on Friday February 12. The PDA party says you can meet their candidates at these rallies. They are calling their slate, “dynamic”. PDA Leader calls for Ministry of Health to be more visible in their fight against Zika Hotels clean up four islands for Earth Day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Colorado school district enforces 4day school week

first_img(WSVN) – It looks like there will be no more Mondays for a school district in Colorado.According to Fox 31, thousands of students in Adams, Broomfield and Weld counties will be kicking off the school year with a newly enforced rule — a four-day school week.The district said by cutting Mondays, they will save about $1 million a year on transportation and utility costs. However, parents say they’ll be the ones paying the price.That’s because working parents will now have to find someone to look after their children on Mondays.Fox 31 reports middle school and high school students in the district will attend classes Tuesday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While most elementary schools will offer child care for $30 a day.Other, more rural school districts in the state have already implemented 4-day school weeks. However, School District 27J is one of the largest districts in the state. “Nationally, we’re probably one of the largest [districts],” district spokeswoman Tracy Rudnick told Fox 31 in an interview. “So this will be an interesting year because people will be watching how we do.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

2008 The Year in Magazines and Media

first_imgIn November, after yet another week that featured a smattering of layoffs, cutbacks and magazine closings, the New York Observer ran a piece entitled “Another Bullsh*t Week in Suck Industry.” It was that kind of year.It seemed that no matter what magazine publishers did to try and innovate (Esquire’s e-ink cover, Source Media’s dramatic structural shift), there was always some more bad news (recession, economy, Wall Street collapse, cough, cough) around the corner. At times, the bad only seemed to get worse.Nonetheless, it’s always good to reflect back—however painful—on the year that was. So here they are, the highlights and lowlights of 2008, month by grueling month:JANUARY-MARCHAPRIL-JUNE JULYPublishers’ worst fears are realized, as consumer magazine ad pages fall 7.4 percent during the first half.B-to-B ad revenue, meanwhile, falls 6 percent.Susan Reed, editor of Condé Nast’s Golf for Women, announces she will leave the magazine to become editor-in-chief of O, The Oprah Magazine at Hearst. Instead of announcing a search for her replacement, Condé Nast decides to shutter the 600,000-circulation bimonthly magazine.Clay Felker, founder of New York magazine and editor credited with inventing a new type of urban publication, dies at 82.Mygazines, a controversial Web site that allows users to share digital copies of hundreds of magazines, launches.Cygnus files a lawsuit against a company founded by a former employee who left Cygnus with three fellow staffers to launch a competing magazine.AUGUSTFortune Small Business gets even smaller, as Time Inc. cuts 14 of 17 editorial staffers.Denver gears up for the Democratic Convention, and 5280, the city’s well-regarded regional magazine, gets Shepard Fairey, the renowned street artist who created the iconic Barack Obama “Change” poster, to design its cover.The consumer magazine industry, as expected, takes huge hits at the newsstand and in overall circulation during the first half of the year.Inc. releases its second annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. And, for the second consecutive year, Red 7 Media, FOLIO:’s parent company, ranks first among magazine publishers.Source Media undergoes a sweeping reorganization and, in a dramatic move, recasts editorial staffs and editors into combined units.Entrepreneur Media appears to have found a buyer—Texas-based private equity group Austin Ventures. But Entrepreneur’s $200 million asking price is too high, and the deal falls apart.SEPTEMBERLess than two weeks after Kent Brownridge announces that he is stepping down as CEO of Alpha Media to spend more time with his family, the former Wenner Media executive is named general manager at OK! magazine.Gruner + Jahr, a company that exited the U.S. magazine business in 2005, enters a bid for RBI.The Los Angeles Times shifts control of its Sunday magazine from the paper’s newsroom to its business operations staff, changes its name and replaces the entire editorial staff.Interview is redesigned with a foil-and-ink cover.FOLIO: conducts its second annual fall fashion magazine weigh-in. Including Vogue’s 3.74 pound, 798 page behemoth, most are not as heavy as last year.Men’s Health editor David Zinczenko takes editorial responsibilities for Women’s Health, too.After four years of development and testing, Time Inc. finally launches its Netflix-like newsstand delivery service, Maghound.OCTOBER-DECEMBERlast_img read more

Stranger Things season 3 The biggest WTF questions we want answered

first_img Share your voice Stranger Things season 3: Everything to know Stranger Things season 3 review: A brilliant return to form 15 TV shows to watch once you’re done with season 3 Season 3: The tiny, beautiful references to seasons 1 and 2 59 Photos 2:33 11 TV and Movies Terminator GrigoriAlright, so the Russians have one super-powered guard with ridiculous strength. There were multiple times I expected him to turn to goo and just slink through a wall or something — but he ended up biting the dust. However, he did seem to have strength that far exceeded the normal adult, Russian male. Was he created in a lab? Are there more super soldiers? Was he part Demogorgon?The Bye-rsJoyce packs up the family home in Hawkins and heads into the sunset with Jonathan, Will and Eleven. We’re not sure where the Byers and their plus-one are headed right now. I guess there’s a chance they end up in Chicago… wouldn’t that be a handy way for El to get her powers back from the only other kid she’s ever met with telekinesis? Yes? (Sign me up, Duffer Bros., I got this.)1Can’t spell America without… Netflix DM EricaThe MVP of season 3, Erica Sinclair, has the sass, smarts and sentence structure of a woman well beyond her years. At the end of the season, she’s gifted a D&D set from the departing Byers and this seems particularly important. Perhaps Erica and her friendship circle will be the focus of season 4?Is Billy hot or not?Kidding. Obviously this one has been answered comprehensively.Steve’s hairWhat will happen to it as we push deeper into the 1980s. What if we hit… the 1990s?Oh god. I’m really keen for frosted tips Steve, baby! See all the Stranger Things season 3 photoscenter_img Update July 9, 5:50 p.m. PT: Additional WTF Q added Now playing: Watch this: Ice scream. Netflix Binge-watching the fantastic third season of Stranger Things over the July 4 holiday certainly was a wild ride and broke Netflix records, but now we’ve ended up here — after the final credits rolled (after that post-credits scene) there’s still plenty of loose ends. Season 3 certainly helped answer a few questions but it also threw up a bunch of new ones that beg to be answered in an eventual fourth season. Netflix need to leave our flayed minds hangin’, just a little, right?Who can wait that long though? With no season 4 release date on the horizon, you want answers now right? Once we got past the strong ’80s vibes and sifted through all the subtle details you might have missed, we decided we want answers too. So let’s head into the Upside Down together and dig deep into some of the big, big, WTF questions we still have.Take note, it’s all spoilers from this point on.StrangerThingsSpoilers Netflix Let’s jump straight to the final moments of the season 3 finale “The Battle of Starcourt”.Goodnight, sweet dad bodHopper gets the axe in the final episode as Joyce Byers blows up the “key” keeping the door to the Upside Down open. However, while we see members of the Russian facility get obliterated by the explosion, we don’t see Hopper’s fate. That leaves things conveniently well-placed for Hopper to return or to be found in the Upside Down. He’s probably only wearing a towel, but if he’s alive, we’re happy.Further evidence that he may have been transported to the Upside Down before being rezzed is a line during the post-credits scene in the final episode. Those credits show a complex in Kamchatka, Russia, a tiny peninsula north-east of Japan. Two Russian soldiers go to open a door but one of the soldiers says, “No. Not the American,” and instead opens another steel door of a (soon-to-be-eaten) prisoner. Comments More Strange things Tags Is the American our old mate Hopper? And will he come hop, hop, hopping back to Hawkins? Who knows. But if he is being held in the complex, I’m worried that a stable diet of borscht will see him lose his immaculate dad bod.Сверху вниз демонOh, and another thing about that Russian complex? It houses a freaking Demogorgon, the flower-teeth-faced monsters introduced in season 1. Thus, it appears our Russian comrades visiting Hawkins have some experience opening doors to the Upside Down. Seeing the Demogorgon crawl out of the dark suggests Hawkins isn’t the only way in, meaning the world of Stranger Things is likely to get much, much bigger in season 4.downloadSometimes I accidentally call it the Demo Gordon and imagine it gets really angry at bad restaurant owners. Netflix Power >9000Speaking of the world of Stranger Things: We’ve now seen a lot more than just Hawkins, Indiana with Russia entrenched as Upside Down-chasers. However, our first glimpse of the bigger universe came from a much-lambasted episode in season 2: “The Lost Sister”.In that episode, we see Eleven journey beyond the bounds of Hawkins and meet up with a handful of vagrants in Chicago, seeking out one of the girls she saw in the “rainbow room” — the room she was held in at the Department of Energy pre-season 1. That girl, Kali, was the 8 to Eleven’s… uh, 11 and we see early in season 2 that she has the same telekinetic abilities. On the flip, by the time season 3 is over, Eleven has completely lost her powers. Whether she’s just been going too hard or she’s hit superpower puberty, we’re not sure.Mum, please.As a CNET Twitter follower pointed out to me after publication: What is going on with Karen Wheeler trying her luck with Billy, a freshly-turned-18-year-old that guards the pool? She’s clearly frustrated by her relationship with Ted, as we keep getting reminded, but the Billy story line seems of little value by the time the credits roll — even the fact that she bails on Billy pre-private “swimming lessons” has no real consequence besides giving us a dream-like sequence where Billy cracks her head into a wall. Kinda strange, this thing.Turn it up to 11That brings up an important point about Eleven’s powers. The extent of her telekinetic abilities is still kind of a mystery, still, three seasons in. I have one particular question I need answered but I’m also interested to know what these powers are doing to El? They seem to be detrimental, considering every time she uses them she ends up with epistaxis. Is this meant to signify her brain being hurt? Her blood vessels working overtime and bursting? As a scientist I really need to understand how this thing is working.Alas, we still don’t really know — we just know Eleven can practically rip things apart with her mind so play nice, Mike.3Hop, hop, hop. Netflix Remote mines in the facilityHawkins is — apparently — a place where super secret organizations think they can conduct their super secret activities without being discovered. Clearly, Hawkins is the complete opposite. In season 1, we see the Department of Energy is hiding children underneath Hawkins and eventually a whole portal to another world. They keep that secret fairly well until some meddling kids come of age.With that pedigree in Hawkins, might be time to start putting in a few more safeguards if you’re trying to run a facility you don’t want anyone to know about. What kind of sub-standard security systems are the Russians operating though? They leave their secret spy facilities unguarded for huge periods of time and make them accessible, with no traps, via air ducts as part of the busiest mall in town? You’re practically begging for a handful of inquisitive kids to drop down into the facility and find out all your secrets. This is Hawkins, man and these kids are one Great Dane away from a Mystery Machine.Guard. Your. Spy. Stuff.last_img read more

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