NY Times gets a boost from its 1m subscribers

first_img Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Express KCS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror whatsapp Friday 7 August 2015 4:43 am center_img THE NEW York Times Company beat analysts’ expectations yesterday, reporting a 78.5 per cent rise in profit in the second quarter thanks to cost-cutting measures and an increase in digital advertising revenue.The company has been slashing costs and investing in its online and mobile platforms in recent months to offset falling print ad revenue, which the company said yesterday had dropped for the fourth straight quarter.The company’s digital ad revenue, on the other hand, rose 14.2 per cent to $48.3m (£31.1m) in the second quarter, accounting for about a third of the company’s total advertising revenue.Overall, advert revenue, how­ever, fell by 5.5 per cent, as operating costs fell 4.9 per cent to $344.8m.A bright spot for the news organisation was its circulation figures. Circulation revenue ticked up, helped by a 13.8 per cent rise in revenue from digital-only subscriptions, and senior management said yesterday it had reached a landmark of one million paid digital-only subscribers last week.In a call with investors yesterday, New York Times chief executive Mark Thompson – a former BBC director-general – said that international readers make up 13 per cent of the total number of the newspaper’s digital subscribers Thompson said that figure had room to grow.Shares in the New York Stock Exchange-listed company closed down 2.96 per cent at $12.80. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL NY Times gets a boost from its 1m subscribers last_img read more

News / Rhenus aims to ease Brazilian services with takeover of local broker Pirâmide SeaAir

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 12/01/2018 “It often determines whether goods are handled smoothly in conjunction with the public authorities or not. As a result of the customs clearance expertise available at Pirâmide SeaAir, we’ll be able to offer our customers here special time benefits and added value.”The company will operate in the marketplace as Rhenus-Piramide and the first shipments through the European LCL gateway of Hilden have already  started.Mr Schmersahl added: “Brazil is a growth engine and generates about half the economic power in South America. We’re sure that Brazil will not only be important for exporting investment and consumer goods in future, but also become increasingly significant as a production site and regional centre.” Germany’s Rhenus Group has completed the takeover of Brazilian customs broker Pirâmide SeaAir Comércio Exterior.São Paulo-headquartered Pirâmide SeaAir, with branches at Guarulhos and Viracopos airports and the port of Santos, has been operating as a clearance broker in a country notorious for its highly complex customs regulations for over 20 years.Rhenus said the deal was motivated by a desire to improve its freight forwarding operations in the country, which Pirâmide SeaAir’s in-house-developed software would help.Jörn Schmersahl, chief executive of Rhenus Air & Ocean Europe & Americas (pictured above), said: “Customs clearance for imports is a major focus of operations in Brazil.last_img read more

News / Funding must be ring-fenced to keep UK rail freight sector on track

first_img Rail freight funds must be safeguarded if the UK is to attract the private investment it needs to make the mode a success.This was the view of Rail Freight Group executive director Maggie Simpson who gave evidence yesterday to the Parliamentary transport committee on rail infrastructure investment.Ms Smith said retaining a fund for designated freight enhancement would side-step the politics accompanying the Department for Transport’s five-year investment rounds.“While the DfT tries to assure the industry that these five-year terms will not make investment more political, it is inevitable they will,” she said“By earmarking the funds for freight, it means future governments won’t move the money to pay for other products.”It would also, added Ms Simpson, send the right signal to the private sector and indicate the country’s commitment to rail freight.While there had been improvements in spending, there was also a drive towards providing frameworks and safeguards – “someone to complain to” when things go wrong, she said.“We don’t need this, we need a framework that aims for success; the best example of which is that used by Transport Scotland,” added Ms Simpson.“Transport Scotland specifies targets for rail freight growth, which reinforces its positive commitment to the sector and offers more than just somewhere to go when things go wrong.”During the hearing, Rail Delivery Group chief executive Paul Plummer said there needed to be continuing investment in rail infrastructure, but added that it ought to be “sensibly planned”. By Alexander Whiteman 30/01/2018 © Chris Warhamlast_img read more

Laois to be hotter than Ibiza as forecasters predict Easter Bank Holiday weekend sizzler

first_img Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest GAA Home News Laois to be hotter than Ibiza as forecasters predict Easter Bank Holiday… News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois to be hotter than Ibiza as forecasters predict Easter Bank Holiday weekend sizzler TAGSweather Twitter Previous articleMasterplan for latest Portlaoise development goes on viewNext article2004 Election Memories: No TDs, some PDs, a Sinn Féin breakthrough and a split in FF LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 15th April 2019 WhatsApp GAA Pinterest Twitter Facebook GAA There may be weather warnings galore in place today but that is all going to change for the better as the week goes on, according to weather forecasters.While today and much of tomorrow will be rather unpleasant, Met Eireann are predicting things to improve and that by Friday, parts of the Midlands, including us here in Laois, could see temperatures of 20C.That’s hotter than a range of European destinations including Ibiza where unfortunately for them, it is predicting to be no warmer than 18 degrees with rain.Met Eireann say: “Winds will remain moderate East or Southeast and it will gradually become a degree or so milder day by day.“So with temperatures on Good Friday afternoon expected to range from 15 degrees along exposed coasts to as high as 18 to 20 degrees elsewhere.”Speaking to the Irish Sun, Carlow Weather’s Alan O’Reilly says he too believes warmer weather is on the way.He said: “The good news is that once we get over Monday and get through Tuesday which will be a cool and breezy day but not too wet, the milder weather is going to start to arrive.“So we’re going to have maybe 17C by Thursday and Good Friday and the Bank Holiday weekend we could see 20C.“So once we get through this spell of awful weather, we’re going to see really warm weather.”Today is set to be a windy and wet day in Laois with a Status Yellow wind warning in operation until 6pm.But once we get through these two days, things are set to get a whole lot better!SEE ALSO – Captain Corey leads Portarlington to first ever Feile football title Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Deglobalization, Inequality and Digital Concentration Among Key Trends Shaping Global Economy

first_imgDeglobalization, Inequality and Digital Concentration Among Key Trends Shaping Global Economy Accelerating inequality, market dominance of tech platforms and remote working likely to be the longest-lasting legacies of the crisisManaging responses to these trends will shape monetary, fiscal and competition policy-making in the near term, making bigger government another likely legacyChief economists suggest parallel supply chains and deglobalization unlikely to lastLearn more here Geneva, Switzerland, 25 January 2021 – Accelerating inequality, remote work and greater tech market dominance are among the pandemic’s emerging trends that are likely here to stay for some years. Beyond managing the pandemic and vaccine rollout, these trends could shape a new era of fiscal, monetary and competition policy, as well as bigger government. Deglobalization is seen as the least likely of current trends to continue in the longer term; particularly as international coordination is key to resolving global challenges such as vaccine manufacturing and distribution. These are some of the findings of the World Economic Forum’s Chief Economists Outlook, published today.The latest edition of the Forum’s Chief Economists Outlook is the outcome of consultations with leading chief economists from the public and private sectors. The report outlines the global economic outlook and lays out the priorities for policy-makers and business leaders to chart a post-pandemic recovery agenda that is fair, inclusive and sustainable.Chief economists are impressed at the speed and scale of fiscal policy measures taken in the wake of the pandemic. However, as the global vaccination campaign picks up pace, they see the second half of 2021 as the optimal time to begin transitioning from general emergency spending to more targeted spending on future growth sectors. A majority suggest that taking action to pay down the significant national debts accumulated in the past year can wait until 2024 or beyond.With central bank financing of public debt through quantitative easing now at the core of monetary policy in response to the crisis, chief economists believe this could lead to less central bank independence over time. Many also suggested that central banks should be pursuing environmental objectives directly through their asset purchases, which would represent a significant departure from past practice.Most chief economists expect a brighter outlook as the vaccine helps accelerate the recovery, and as a new US administration contributes to tackling short-and long-term challenges, both domestically and globally, through revived multilateral institutions. However, most of those surveyed see virus mutations as the biggest risk for 2021, slowing efforts to contain the pandemic and leading to new lockdowns. Another concern relates to poorly calibrated policy responses that risk failing to differentiate between the deep structural impact of the pandemic on some sectors and the temporary halting of activity in other sectors.“This report makes clear that precisely calibrated and coordinated fiscal, monetary and competition policy hold the key to global economic recovery and transformation. As the roll-out of vaccines picks up pace, there won’t be a better time for governments to work together and invest in a fair transition to a greener, more inclusive economy,” says Saadia Zahidi, Manging Director at the World Economic Forum.About The Davos Agenda /WEF Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:business, campaign, director, Emergency, Geneva, Government, inequality, remote working, spending, supply chain, sustainable, Switzerland, U.S., vaccination, Vaccines, World Economic Forumlast_img read more

March 25 CU Wizards Show Presents 'Liquid Crystals'

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Complex scientific concepts of light, polarization and optics will be explained using a giant soap bubble, sunglasses and scarab beetles, among other things, at the March 25 Wizards show on “Liquid Crystals.” Physics Professor Noel Clark and chemistry Professor David Walba, both at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will present the entertaining multi-media show at 9:30 a.m. in Duane Physics room G1B30. The free hour-long show, which combines physics, chemistry and engineering, is intended primarily for students in grades five through nine. Liquid crystals are used to display information in everything from digital wristwatches to laptop computers. Liquid crystals are a goo-like organic material resembling dish soap. Made of rod-shaped molecules, they are sensitive to the polarization of light and can be brilliantly colored, said physics Professor Joe Maclennan, who helped devise the show. Students will have a chance to see liquid crystals in action with demonstrations using scarab beetles, sunglasses and a giant, 30-foot-wide, six-foot-high soap bubble. Participants also will be able to try some of the tricks at home with an optics kit. The “Liquid Crystals” show has been performed in Montrose with the CU-in-Residence program. The show is part of an outreach program of CU-Boulder’s Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center and is assisted by CU-Boulder graduate students from the center. CU Wizards is an annual program that provides an informal introduction to astronomy, chemistry and physics. The series includes presentations by CU-Boulder faculty in various areas of expertise, ranging from biology to astrophysics. Free parking is available in lot 436, east of the Engineering Center; lot 378, east of the Stadium Building; and lots 169 and 396, north of the stadium. Closer parking also is available in the Euclid Avenue Autopark, just east of the University Memorial Center, for a nominal fee. Anyone with a disability or special need should notify the physics office at (303) 492-6952 a few days in advance of the show. The best wheelchair access to the Duane Physics building is through the east entrance. The next show in the CU Wizards series is “Fireflies, M & M’s and a Few Gratuitous Explosions” with chemistry professors Tarek Sammakia and Gordon Yee. The show is on Saturday, April 29, at 9:30 a.m. in the Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, room 140. For more information about the CU Wizards series call (303) 492-4318. Published: March 13, 2000 last_img read more

CU-Boulder to issue new request for proposals to relocate Grandview Terrace bungalows

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The University of Colorado Boulder is issuing a new request for proposals to relocate three bungalows from the Grandview Terrace area.“During the earlier request for proposal process conducted over the past summer and fall we did not receive any proposals that met the qualifications, however, if it’s feasible we would like to see the houses relocated and preserved,” said CU-Boulder Director of Real Estate Jeff Lipton. “In talking with the city staff we thought it would be worth issuing the request for proposals one more time.”In July the university announced a request for proposals from qualified house movers and contractors to relocate the houses from 1220, 1243 and 1244 Grandview Ave. and an amendment was issued in August to increase the funds available for repair and relocation based on a partnership with the city of Boulder. All three of the bungalows date from around the 1920s.The university will pay $50,000 toward the costs of moving each house once a submission has been accepted and the house is relocated successfully, minus costs to CU for asbestos abatement. This is roughly equivalent to what CU would spend to demolish the houses.The city of Boulder will pay an individual an additional sum of $50,000 if the property is relocated within the city of Boulder and an application for landmarking the building is submitted.Under the revised schedule, opportunities for a walkthrough and inspection of the properties will be held on Dec. 20 and a mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held Jan. 3. The proposal evaluation and selection period will be conducted from Jan. 17 through Jan. 24 and the contract award notification is estimated to go out on Feb. 1.Interested parties should read the full request for proposals (RFP) and the addendum, which will be available next week at http://www.colorado.edu/facilitiesmanagement/pdc/construction/open.htmlContact: Malinda Miller-Huey, CU media relations, 303-492-3115 Jody Jacobson, city of Boulder, 303-441-3122 “During the earlier request for proposal process conducted over the past summer and fall we did not receive any proposals that met the qualifications, however, if it’s feasible we would like to see the houses relocated and preserved,” said CU-Boulder Director of Real Estate Jeff Lipton. “In talking with the city staff we thought it would be worth issuing the request for proposals one more time.” Published: Dec. 7, 2012 Categories:Getting InvolvedCampus Communitylast_img read more

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

first_imgDomestic violence, also known as intimate partner abuse, is best understood as a pattern of abusive behaviors–including physical, sexual, and psychological abuse as well as economic coercion–used by one intimate partner against another to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship. Abusers use of a range of tactics to frighten, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, and sometimes kill a current or former intimate partner.  Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of sex, age, race, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.If you are concerned about a relationship you are in or have been, or if you are concerned about a friend’s relationship please contact CU-Boulder’s Office of Victim Assistance. It is a free and confidential advocacy and counseling center on campus for our students, staff and faculty. Located on the fourth floor of C4C, room S440, email: [email protected] or call 303-492-8855.For more information please visit:-The Office of Victim Assistance Intimate Partner Abuse pages under the “get help” tab-National Coalition Against Domestic Violence http://www.ncadv.org/-Follow our local safe houses for events going on in our community:https://www.facebook.com/FollowSPAN (Boulder)https://www.facebook.com/safeshelterofstvrain or http://www.longmontdomesticviolence.org (Longmont) Published: Oct. 14, 2013 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Chancellor’s Corner: Welcome to the new academic year

first_img Published: Aug. 22, 2016 It is with excitement that I welcome you to campus for a new academic year.One of our greatest assets is that we share a campus characterized by diversity in all forms which gives us the opportunity to learn from our many perspectives, cultures and backgrounds.We anticipate our most ethnically and racially diverse freshman class for the seventh consecutive year, and our best academically prepared class for the third straight year. We expect 475 to 500 new international freshmen from 51 countries.Our new students come from places big and small – they come from high schools with graduating classes ranging from 1,500 to eight.Sharing and respecting diverse cultures, opinions and ideas is a foundation of higher education that we all value. We know that key factors influencing student success are campus social climate, a culture of inclusive excellence and the student’s academic experience.Creating a welcoming and inclusive campus climate is not the job of one person, one office or one chancellor. It’s everyone’s job. Working together, we can make CU Boulder a model for universities across the nation in creating a vibrant and engaging environment for all.Let’s make this a great year together. Sincerely, Philip P. DiStefano,Chancellor Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Chancellor Philip P. DiStefanolast_img read more

Florida bar exam date changed to avoid primary election day

first_imgFor the August 2020 bar exam cycle only, applicants will not be required to take the Multistate Bar Examination to establish technical competence. A scaled score of 136 on the August 2020 bar examination and a passing score on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination will be sufficient. Jul 03, 2020 Top Stories Applicants sitting for the August 2020 bar examination must have access to the technology necessary to take an online examination, including access to a computer with a webcam and the internet to allow for proctoring. The board will not provide this technology to any applicant.  The board will not provide technical support during the administration of the examination. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners, with the approval of the Supreme Court of Florida, announces a change to the date of the August 2020 bar examination. To avoid a conflict with the August 18 primary election in Florida, the August 2020 bar examination will now be administered on Wednesday, August 19.“It is important that every citizen in Florida be assured that they are able to vote in the upcoming primary election, whether by mail, early voting, or in person,” said David Reeves, chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. “With the administration of the examination in an online format, we are able shift the date without impacting the grading schedule.”On July 1, The Florida Board of Bar Examiners cancelled the in-person administration of the General Bar Examination scheduled for July 28 and 29 in Tampa and Orlando. In its place, the board planned to administer an online bar examination on August 18. That’s now been changed to August 19.According to the FBBE, here is how the exam will be administered:The August 2020 bar exam will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions and three essay questions and may cover any subject that is traditionally tested on Part A or Part B of the General Bar Examination.  Any subject may be tested by essay, multiple-choice, or both. Applicants who have passed one part of the General Bar Examination, but have not passed both parts, must pass the August 2020 bar examination to establish technical competence. The board’s vendor for the August 2020 bar examination is ILG, its vendor for laptop use during an in-person examination. Every applicant sitting for the August 2020 bar examination must have access to a computer that has installed the necessary ILG software. This includes applicants who previously elected to hand-write their essay responses. Applicants who have already installed ILG software in preparation for the in-person General Bar Examination will need to update the software and complete the trial exam, which includes a test of the remote exam check-in process and an overview of the format of the embedded essay and multiple-choice questions. Florida bar exam date changed to avoid primary election day The board will extend the deadline for applying for test accommodations under the ADA relating to the online format to July 10. Test accommodation petitions under the extended deadline must be received by July 10.  No further extensions will be granted.Applicants should check the Board’s website regularly for additional announcements about the upcoming General Bar Examination. Most applicants already have paid the laptop fee and will not incur any additional fees for the August 2020 bar examination. Applicants who previously had elected to hand-write their essay responses will be required to pay the laptop fee. The board will waive fees for any applicant who postpones to the next administration of the General Bar Examination. For applicants who postpone, examination and laptop fees already paid will apply to the next administration of the exam.last_img read more