The Recipe.com brand also includes a quarterly magazine with initial distribution of 350,000 and cover price of $5.99; a mobile web feature offering recipe and meal-planning content; branded television segments on Meredith’s daily syndicated program “Better;” and quarterly onsert promotions featuring custom content and coupons polybagged with Meredith’s monthly magazines. Marketing content partners at launch include Betty Crocker, Campbell’s and Pepperidge Farm. Focusing on Core Strengths?The acquisition of EatingWell and the launch of Recipes.com will enhance Meredith’s top advertising category, according to Meredith chairman and CEO Steve Lacy. While Meredith National Media Group endured the recession fairly well, it has shown some softness recently, with advertising revenue falling 11 percent and ad pages dropping 13 percent in the third fiscal quarter. Revenue fell 4 percent and pages dropped 8 percent (average net per page grew in the mid-single digits on a percentage basis) in the first nine months of the fiscal year, while circulation revenue fell 7 percent in the first nine months of fiscal 2011. Earlier this month, Meredith folded ReadyMade Magazine, eliminating approximately 75 positions worldwide. According to MagazineRadar, Meredith posted the largest drop in ad pages among six major publishers in the first three months of 2011. Meredith Corp. has purchased multichannel brand EatingWell Media Group. As part of the acquisition, Meredith takes over 350,000 bi-monthly EatingWell Magazine (with plans to bump circulation to 500,000 next year); EatingWell.com; a content licensing and custom marketing group serving more than 75 clients including consumer portals, healthcare, food and supermarket retail partners; a Health-in-a-Hurry mobile recipe app; and a series of food and nutrition related cookbooks. More than 60 percent of EatingWell’s overall revenue comes from digital sources, licensing and custom content. Meredith says it plans to substantially enhance the EatingWell website with the Meredith Women’s Network, which reaches 25 million unique monthly visitors. EatingWell CEO Thomas Witschi joins Meredith National Media Group as EVP and president. Meanwhile, Meredith is also launching Recipe.com, which includes a site with more than 20,000 recipes and in-store and manufacturer coupons, videos and an online shopping list and recipe box that lets users see local store savings on specific recipes.
Twitter News Email Facebook RIAA: Music Industry Revenues Up riaa-reports-music-industry-revenue-early-2017 RIAA Reports: Music Industry Revenue Up In Early 2017 NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Chance The Rapper Wins Best Rap Album GRAMMY In the first six months of 2017, music retail revenues came in at $4 billion, which represents a 17 percent increase over early 2016. Of these numbers, streaming services, including paid subscriptions, free ad-supported tiers and radio streaming platforms, generated 62 percent of total music industry revenue.Financial windfall from streaming services has continued to rise over the last three years, increasing from $474,000 in the first part of 2015 to $1.7 million so far this year, a dramatic jump of 258 percent.While overall this is good news, unfortunately music creators are still seeing a decline in payments through SoundExchange, down 16 percent from this time in 2016. However, when factoring in direct payments some services make to labels, such as streaming radio service Pandora, the report shows revenue from digital radio has increased in 2017 by 21 percent.Continuing the trend of recent months, digital downloads have declined. In the first half of 2017, digital sales accounted for $757 million in revenue, less than half of what digital downloads brought in the first six months of 2013 at $1.54 billion.Physical music sales such as vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and music videos held steady in the first part of 2017, accounting for $632 million in sales, a 1 percent drop from 2016. Vinyl continued its growth trend, adding 3.2 percent from $176.1 million to $181.7 million. The RIAA attributes this to higher vinyl prices as opposed to an increase in unit sales.RIAA Reports: Music Streaming Is Accelerating Industry Growth RIAA report reveals that music industry revenues were up in the first half of 2017 led largely by paid streamingRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 25, 2017 – 4:07 pm Good news for the music industry in the first half of 2017 — according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s mid-year sales report, retail revenues are up by double digits.
Aston Martin Aston Martin’s DBX SUV throws snow all over the place More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Now playing: Watch this: Preview • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante: A good reason for sunburn 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice 10 Photos This December, Aston Martin will welcome its first SUV into the world known as the DBX. The British luxury brand delivered the news in a teaser video (embedded above) for the DBX SUV on Monday without providing a more specific date. Previously, we knew the luxury SUV was coming in the final quarter of this year, but Aston Martin is going to wait until the very last month to unveil its SUV. Not only that, but the brand wants us to know that just because this is an SUV, it doesn’t mean it’s not a true part of the DB family. The designation dates back decades and sits as a prefix to some of the most iconic Aston Martin models.This teaser focuses specifically on the grille, which takes a familiar shape from the DB line of cars. Today, that encompasses the DBS Superleggera and DB11. As is all too familiar a story, people dig utility vehicles these days, which has led to an insurgence of ultraluxurious SUVs. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and more have recently cropped up. The DBX will do its best to capture the same market, though more than likely, owners will park it next to another Aston Martin in the garage.Aside from the small shot of the grille, we do get a rough look at the headlights and daytime-running lights as the teaser closes. However, prototype photos already give us a good idea as to what the SUV will look like when we see it later this year. The biggest mystery remains the rear end, which we don’t see at all in the teaser. Even in the previously released prototype photos (see the gallery below), the DBX’s back end was pretty well camouflaged. Do expect a Vantage-esque look with the taillights.While the original idea was to make the DBX an electric vehicle, Aston Martin scrapped that plan as the Lagonda came back into the picture. As for powertrains, it’ll likely stick to V8 and V12 engines, but we’ll know for sure in a few months. The Rapide AMR has the last-ever naturally aspirated… 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Post a comment More about 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante 4:39 Tags 0 SUVs Luxury cars Aston Martin
Spider-Man Tom Holland and Iron Man Robert Downey Jr in Spider-Man: HomecomingYouTube ScreenshotSpider-Man: Far From Home is the last Marvel film in the Infinity Saga. The Tom Holland starrer is winning praise from all the MCU fans for a perfect story and the surprise mid-credit and post-credit scene. However, fans are still in awe after seeing Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) back on the big screen.Tony Stark is one of the most loved Marvel characters of this generation. After his death in Avengers Endgame, there were several speculations that the character will return in some form in the forthcoming Marvel movies. But as Spider-Man: Far From Home has revealed, the character is gone for good. But there was a particular scene in the movie that showed Robert Downey Jr. playing the good old character for one more time.Spoilers ahead:In the recently released Spider-Man: Far From Home, we see how Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio character is actually an evil person. He shows that he has come from a different Earth, which supposedly is destroyed by Elementals. But as it turns out, he was a former employee of Tony Stark who worked on an augmented reality, which Tony dubbed as BARF — Binary Augmented Retro-Framing.When Peter Parker hands over Tony Stark’s signature sunglasses equipped with a technology called EDITH — “Even Dead I’m The Hero,” to Quentin Beck, he believes that Beck will use them for good. Little did Peter know at that hour is that Beck actually serves the dark side.When Beck reveals his true identity, we see a montage from Captain America: Civil War movie where Tony uses the same BARF technology to create an illusionary world to interact with his parent. Tony Stark calls it “$611 million for my little therapeutic experiment.” The scene was replayed in Spider-Man: Far From Home and this way, we again got to see Tony back on the big screen.That being said, this was not the only time when we got to see Tony Stark in the Spider-Man movie. The Iron Man reference was stuffed in the entire film like sugar in a birthday cake. We saw several walls painted with giant Iron Man faces. Apart from this, there is a particular scene where Peter Parker builds a new Spider-Man suit using Iron Man’s technology as the AC/DC song from the very first Iron Man film plays in the background.
Vladimir TiagunovPR HandoutAll maestros have one thing in common. They love their art above everything and practice it till they are near-perfect at it. Achieving a maestro status is no easy feat. You need to dedicate yourself to the art, train hard and have enough perseverance to ensure you are the best at it. The same was the case with Vladimir Tiagunov—acclaimed pianist, chamber musician, and piano professor.Tiagunov was lucky to be trained since the tender age of 6. His father, an engineer by profession, had a good ear for the piano and taught his son the basics. His parents also encouraged him to build his mastery of the piano and practice on his own. And as fate would have it, Tiagunov fell in love with the piano and was very interested in excelling at it.He enrolled in the Nizhny Tagil College of Music in Russia where he would begin his lifelong journey with the instrument. Just three years later, at the age of 9, he would perform a solo piece for the first time.Tiagunov’s passion for playing the piano grew as he learnt to convey a range of emotions through music. He went on to further his musical education at the Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts, Russia, under the tutelage of the world-famous musician, Professor Yevgeny Levitan. He completed the course with flying colors.However, as luck would have it, his path to success was paved with many obstacles. His professional studies suffered due to problems surfacing in his personal life. This hampered his concentration and affected his studies, but he rose above these problems and excelled at his education thanks to his undying passion for playing the piano.All of that hard work paid off in 2010 when Tiagunov won his first award at the international level – the ’21st Century Art’ International Music Competition in Ukraine, just as he turned 21. After this feat was achieved, there was no looking back. He went on to acquire a Master’s degree and then moved to New York, to hone his skills.He won many accolades and performed at several important performance venues along the way. He joined the Artist Diploma program at the Long Island Conservatory of Music in Albertson, New York, under the expert guidance of Professor Tamara Poddubnaya.Vladimir Tiagunov has travelled all over Europe, Russia and the United States as a solo performer and chamber musician. He performed complicated pieces like Mozart’s Fantasy No. 3, Bach’s Partita No. 2, Wanderer Fantasy by Schubert, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 and Chopin’s 12 Etudes Op.10. He especially had the pleasure of performing the most difficult of Chopin’s Etudes one after the other.He quotes, “I’ve played the etudes a few times at recitals, including my graduation concert at Chelyabinsk State Institute of Culture in Russia.” This revolutionary style of playing the piano has changed Tiagunov’s life. Although many acclaimed pianists have attempted the etudes by Chopin in their repertoire, only a few can perform all 12 Etudes Opus 10 in a cycle at a concert, simply because it is immensely challenging to do so.Tiagunov started his teaching career when he set out to be a solo pianist. He currently spends his time between performing and teaching. He teaches at the Long Island Conservatory, ensuring the magical language of music continues to enrich others’ lives.
Visiting British delegation held a meeting with a team Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday. Photo: UNBThe visiting British Conservative Party delegation on Monday hoped that Bangladesh’s next general election will be free, fair and competitive with the participation of major political parties.Talking to reporters after a meeting with BNP senior leaders, the UK’s ruling party delegation chief Anne Main MP also hoped that BNP will take part in the election.A seven-member Conservative Party delegation held the hour-long meeting with the BNP leaders at its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in the capital.“This meeting tonight has been very constructive obviously. We discussed various issues and some problems BNP is facing. I really hope they’ll participate in the next election,” Anne said.She said the BNP leaders told them that the election should be run in a way so that they feel comfortable to participate in it.“We’re hopeful there’ll be a competitive election where everybody will feel that they will get the chance to meet, discuss, associate and hold meetings and speak up for the cause of people.”She said they expect that people will be able to vote for the candidates of their choice in the election.As a democratic person and citizen of a democratic country, the British MP said she thinks any election should be free, fair and participatory.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who led their party team at the meeting, said they had very good discussions. “We’ve informed them about Bangladesh’s political situation as they wanted to know about it.”He said the British Conservative Party delegation told them that they want to see credible and participatory election in Bangladesh so that people can freely exercise their right to franchise.BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, chairperson’s advisers Sabihuddin Ahmed, Adbul Quayum and party special secretary Asaduzzaman Ripon were present here.A 22-member Conservative Party delegation, led by Anne, arrived in Bangladesh recently. They will visit Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Florian MartinHarris County Sheriff-elect Ed Gonzalez wants to end the 287(g) program because he deems it can violate due process and it is an unnecessary strain on the resources of the Sheriff’s Office.Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick supports a bill banning so-called sanctuary cities, which are communities that don’t fully cooperate with the federal government in turning over undocumented immigrants, but the next Harris County Sheriff wants to work less with the feds.Harris County Sheriff-elect Ed Gonzalez wants to eliminate the 287(g) program, by which the Sheriff’s Office alerts immigration authorities when they have undocumented immigrants in the county jail.Gonzalez argues the program can violate due process and it is an unnecessary strain on the resources of the Sheriff’s Office.He is also worried about distrust because immigrant communities get the impression that “the Police are now basically deportation agents.”Additionally, Gonzalez argues the program can lead to racial profiling, but some disagree.That is the case of Chris Chmielenski, director of content and activism at NumbersUSA, a group based in Virginia that advocates for reducing the levels of legal immigration to the United States and ending illegal immigration.“I don’t think the intent of the program is to single out people who may be in the country illegally. I think the intent of the program is just to help assist the federal government in enforcement of immigration laws,” Chmielenski says.So, what do two top politicians in greater Houston think about eliminating the 287(g)?Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says he didn’t follow “any of the political campaign so, no, I have no comment.”And Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner comments he will leave that “concern” to the County.Doing away with the program could mean trouble for Harris County because Patrick says eliminating sanctuary cities is one of his priorities for the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature.Republican State Senator Charles Perry has already introduced a bill which requires that city and county jails cooperate with immigration authorities and, if it becomes law, the State could deny funding for those that don’t comply.An example of that funding is the one that pays for some law enforcement programs, according to a person familiar with the bill.Gonzalez acknowledges he is concerned about possible punishment by the State if he eliminates the 287(g), but he hopes things will not come to that because of the political negotiations in Austin.“There’ll be strong dialogue on both sides of it,” Gonzalez notes “and I hope that we could move away from regressive type of policies that are impactful, especially to one large segment of the community, which is the Latino community in this case.”Gonzalez takes office next January. 00:00 /02:26 Share
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and the FBI are searching for a murder suspect, who fatally shot a BPD homicide detective in the head Nov. 15. Baltimore Police announced this afternoon, Det. Sean Suiter, 43, who had been in grave condition overnight, has died from his injuries.Det. Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, was shot in the head while investigating a murder in West Baltimore, Nov. 15. He died from his injuries about 24 hours after the shooting. (Courtesy photo)Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the force was a father of five, according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. The police commissioner described Suiter’s assailant as, “a heartless, ruthless, soulless killer.”The manhunt for the murder suspect has encompassed a wide swath of the West Baltimore community of Harlem Park, which has been on a so-called shelter-in-place lockdown. Police cars and crime scene tape have cordoned off several blocks.The fatal shooting took place around 4:30 p.m., Nov. 15, in the 900 block of Bennett Avenue in West Baltimore, a neighborhood with a history of violence and homicide. According to police, Suiter was doing a follow up investigation to a homicide he had been working on, when he noticed a man engaged in “suspicious behavior.”“The detective approached the man, brief conversation took place, and the detective was shot in the head,” said Commissioner Kevin Davis at a press conference shortly after the shooting.Police say another officer, working in the same area, loaded the injured officer into a cruiser and started driving towards Shock Trauma, but an ambulance intercepted them and transferred Suiter to Shock Trauma.Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby extended their prayers to Suiter’s family following the fatal shooting. “First let me ask that we just pray for the family…and let me just take a moment to remind us how dangerous our streets are at this time,” said Pugh. “We cannot have violent criminals running our streets. Too many guns on our streets…too many victims. When anyone is hurt in this city my phone rings. Everyone in each neighborhood deserves to be safe…I will be talking to the governor, we need to get control of violence in this city,” Pugh added.“This is the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve our city. We will do our part to ensure that this perpetrator of this offense is brought to justice,” said Mosby the night of the shooting. “He deserved to come home tonight and because of the act of cowardice, he’s not.”The FBI, and the ATF are assisting Baltimore Police in the search for the suspect who is still at large, in part, by offering a $64,000 reward for any information leading to the capture of the suspect. The suspect is described as a Black male, wearing a black hoodie with a silver stripe down the back.Authorities are asking anyone with any information to text tips to 443-902-4824, call 1-866-7LOCKUP, or call Detectives at 410-396-2100.
Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Robotics is a serious science, but like all of the most serious things in this world it does have a fun side too. Sometimes a robot, with all of its advanced equipment and the intense hours of programming involved, comes along and it does something that is so silly and so darn entertaining that you just have to sit back, watch the video and laugh. When a robot begins making you Micky Mouse shaped pancakes you can begin to suspect that you are experiencing one of those moments. When that robot is made of Lego’s then you can be sure that you are in one of those situations. A more stealthy robot may be hearing you soon This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Of course, this bot can do more than just the icon of a children’s toy corporation, it can make any shape that you can programming it to, provided that it fits onto the griddle. The pancake cooking bot is in reality a 3-axis CNC-made robot, designed by Mexican Viking. The machine uses the Z coordinate to control where the batter is released. The robot was originally coded in Python NXT but had to be changed due to unnamed complications with the use of the language in this application. Mexican Viking changed it to the LEGO Mindstorms programming language. This programming language then creates the image using a text files with three coordinates that tell the machine where to move and when to dump the batter. The machine cannot be bought commercially and it is not going to be on sale in the near future. If you want to make one of your own you can use the directions on Mexican Viking’s website to create one for yourself. Citation: A Lego robot that can make you Micky Mouse shaped pancakes (w/ video) (2011, July 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-robot-micky-mouse-pancakes-video.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com
October 20, 2016 This story originally appeared on Reuters Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday all new Tesla Motors Inc. models will come with hardware to enable them to be fully self-driving, as the Silicon Valley electric car company bids to be the first among many rivals to get autonomous vehicles on the road.The company said that its Model S and Model X electric cars are already being produced with the new hardware, which includes eight cameras, 12 updated sensors and radar with faster processing.The new hardware package will cost $8,000, Musk told reporters on a conference call. The software to enable fully autonomous operation is still being tested, he said.Musk said he expects that by the end of 2017 a Tesla would be able to drive in full autonomous mode from Los Angeles to New York “without the need for a single touch” on the wheel.He has set ambitious deadlines for Tesla many times, only to see timetables slip. Rival automakers have said they expect to be able to field autonomous driving capability by 2019 or 2021.Meanwhile, older Tesla vehicles without the additional cameras, sensors and upgraded processors will not be able to drive autonomously, although their Autopilot software would continue to be improved, Musk said.For a time, cars with the new hardware will have less capability to assist drivers with steering or braking than older cars running Tesla’s Autopilot, Musk said. By December, he said, he expects the newer models to reach parity with the older vehicles.Musk said the software system is being built in-house and will run on an Nvidia Corp. Titan chip.Vanity purchase?It is unclear how Tesla’s future autonomous driving system will be greeted by regulators. Musk said it will be twice as safe as a human driver. However, federal and state regulators in the United States are proposing new, more rigorous standards to control the development and deployment of such systems.Edmunds Inc. analyst Jessica Caldwell questioned the value of purchasing a self-driving car before regulations catch up, calling it a “vanity purchase” that cannot be used in the real world.In the meantime, rival carmakers could introduce better solutions, Caldwell said, potentially making Tesla’s hardware “obsolete almost as soon as it’s activated for prime time.”Most notably, Tesla has chosen not to include Lidar laser-based sensors, a tool most other car makers believe is necessary for full autonomy.Tesla’s self-driving announcement is the latest in a series of efforts over the last few months by Musk to maintain investor interest in Tesla as its stock price has fallen. The company is expected to raise more cash from capital markets within the next 12 months.Shares of the company, which closed on Wednesday at $203.56, have fallen 23 percent since an April high, as the company has suffered a difficult few months.The death in May of a Tesla driver using the company’s Autopilot system, which prompted an investigation by safety regulators, and the decision to acquire money-losing rooftop solar developer SolarCity Corp., have increased scrutiny on Tesla’s financial and regulatory challenges.(Reporting By Alexandria Sage; Editing by Bill Rigby) Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read Register Now »