Man Charged With Trafficking His Wife and Child in Australia

first_imgAn Australian man of Indian origin is facing charges of human trafficking, general dishonesty and document forgery for allegedly trafficking his wife and their two-month-old daughter from Sydney to India.Pardeep Lohan, 27, from Lidcombe in Sydney west, allegedly used threats, coercion and deception to force his India-born wife and Australia-born child to travel to India in March this year. Detectives from Australian Federal Police (AFP) Human Trafficking Team started looking into the case in May after they received a tip-off from a non-government organization Anti-slavery Australia.The woman “feared she was being forced to travel to India without her consent,” according to Detective Superintendent Dan Evans, the coordinator of AFP’s Victim Based Crime Command, Sydney Morning Herald reported.“Once she was overseas, the suspect in this case contacted the Department of Immigration to attempt to have the victims’ visa application cancelled,” the publication quoted him as saying. Lohan is also accused removing the infant’s passport so she could not return to Australia.Lohan’s wife returned to Australia in May before her visa expired but was unable to get her daughter with her. She then contacted Anti-slavery Australia who put her in touch with AFP’s Human Trafficking Team. The team worked to get the two-month-old girl back in the country.The court documents show that Lohan used a false withdrawal of visa application form (Department of Immigration form 1446) “to induce a commonwealth public official to accept it as genuine and dishonestly influence the exercise of a public duty or function.”Detective Evans did not comment on the motive for the crime. The woman and her baby are now in Australia and are being taken care of under the government’s Support for Trafficked People program.“This is a reminder that forcing someone to leave Australia using coercion, threats of deception is an offence under our laws, and strict Commonwealth trafficking offences may apply,” Evans said.Lohan was arrested in November and has been charged with one count of trafficking persons (exit from Australia), which holds a maximum penalty of 12 years imprisonment, one count of general dishonesty and one count of using a forged document, which carry maximum penalties of 10 and five years imprisonment, respectively.On Dec. 5, he appeared before the Downing Centre Legal court where he was advised that the charges against him are serious. He was told to get legal representation. “My wife asked me to book tickets for her to go overseas. Now she is saying I forced her to go,” he was reported to have told the court.Lohan’s case was adjourned until Dec. 19, and he is currently out on bail.Human trafficking in Australia is often under-reported, making it hard to estimate the scale of the problem. Investigators have received 150 referrals in relation to human trafficking for a range of cases such as forced labor, forced marriage and sexual servitude in the past financial year. Related ItemsAustraliaHuman Traffickingwomen’s rightslast_img read more

Player of the Week: Cruz helps TNT make playoffs

first_imgJericho Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJericho Cruz didn’t waste any time in showing why TNT wanted his services.In his first two games, Cruz was the explosive guard the KaTropa needed him to be while also doing the other things apart from scoring.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Hot-shooting Ahanmisi leads Akari-Adamson past AMA LATEST STORIES MOST READ Cruz averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in TNT’s all-important victories over NLEX and Phoenix to earn the PBA Press Corps Player of the Week.His solid showing couldn’t have come at a better time for the KaTropa, who were on the verge of elimination before the acquisition of Cruz in a trade with Rain or Shine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn his TNT debut, Cruz collected 17 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in a blowout win over NLEX on Wednesday.The 27-year-old Cruz followed it up with another 17-point performance that went with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block to lead a 118-97 rout of Phoenix in a playoff for the last quarterfinals berth on Sunday. Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

BCCI threatens to call off NZ series, Lodha panel clarifies,BCCI threatens to call off NZ series, Lodha panel clarifies

first_imgnull SHARE COMMENTS RELATED cricket Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL With the BCCI threatening to call off the ongoing series between India and New Zealand, the Justice RM Lodha led panel today clarified that they didn’t direct the banks to freeze the accounts of the Board and it carry on with its routine expenses.Fuming at the defiance of its recommendations, the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel had “directed” banks, where BCCI holds accounts, not to disburse “large” funds to the state associations, a decision taken by the Board at its Special General Meeting on September 30.However, Lodha clarified: “We have not frozen the accounts of BCCI, we have directed the BCCI to not disburse funds to the state association. Day to day affairs, routine expenditure, matches, games, that should go on. There is absolutely no prohibition.”The BCCI, however, argued that state associations were dependent on the parent body for organising matches and they were unable to carry on their functioning in the wake of the latest directive from the Lodha panel, affecting their preparations for the upcoming games in the ongoing series against New Zealand.“The members are pained at the treatment meted out to them. They are dependent on BCCI’s funds for organising matches. So far seven associations have communicated their inability to host games in the home season while nine of them have inquired about the matter. If things are the way they are, the series (against New Zealand) could be called off by today evening,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.“There is too much interference at the moment. People need to realise India has become a cricketing super power under BCCI’s administration. We are the only sports body which has not taken a single penny from anyone including the government. We have created all the infrastructure on our own,” the senior Board functionary added.The all out war between Lodha panel and BCCI took an uglier turn after the panel, in its letter yesterday, told the banks to block BCCI’s payments to the state bodies.“It has come to the notice of this Committee that certain decisions have been taken at the ‘Emergent Working Committee’ meeting of the BCCI on September 30, 2016 to disburse large funds to the various member associations,” the panel had written.“You are also aware that the BCCI has chosen to breach the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court as well as the first set of Timelines set out by this Committee which includes the Fund Disbursement policy to be framed by 30.9.2016.“As the status report is to be taken up for directions by the Hon’ble Court on Thursday, 6.10.2016, you are hereby directed not to take any steps towards financial disbursement of the amounts as resolved/approved after the direction dated 31.8.2016. Any violation of this direction will be placed before the Hon’ble Supreme Court for appropriate directions,” it added. Apex court takes exception to BCCI plea that state associations are not under it October 04, 2016 COMMENTlast_img read more

Sixy football: Man City thump Shakhtar

first_imgGabriel Jesus netted a hat-trick as Manchester City powered to a 6-0 Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk but they will have to wait to book their place in the last 16 after Hoffenheim netted a late equaliser at Lyon in Group F’s other fixture.The hosts were in total control as they eased to a comfortable win at the Etihad Stadium, giving City brief respite from the series of allegations about their financial conduct that have been published by German magazine Der Spiegel this week, upon which the club have declined to comment.With the focus firmly back on on-field matters, City put on an efficient display that opened with a straightforward finish for David Silva, before Raheem Sterling was wrongly awarded a spot-kick after kicking the turf. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Jesus netted from the spot and added a second penalty late on, after Sterling had scored City’s third with a wonderful strike from the edge of the box, and Mahrez made it five before Jesus completed his treble.Hoffenheim’s 2-2 draw at Lyon delayed City’s progress, but they now sit three points clear of the Ligue 1 club at the top of the group.2 – Gabriel Jesus is the first player to score two penalties in a Champions League game for an English club since Wayne Rooney did so for Manchester United against Otelul Galati in October 2011. Rarity.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 7, 2018Good work by Mahrez down the right created the space for a squared pass across the six-yard box after 13 minutes, leaving the poorly marked Silva with a simple tap-in for the opener.City doubled their advantage in rather embarrassing circumstances after 24 minutes.Sterling kicked the turf as he shaped to shoot, going down in the box, but referee Viktor Kassai incorrectly ruled that the England winger had been felled by Mykola Matvyenko, with Guardiola appearing to motion that he did not agree with the decision.Jesus ruthlessly dispatched the penalty but will perhaps blame his failure to convert a glorious one-on-one opportunity soon after on a sudden pang of sympathy for the visitors.Having scuffed his shot to great effect during the first half, Sterling extended City’s lead with a sweetly struck curling effort three minutes into the second.Jesus added another with a second penalty of the match in the 72nd minute, after Silva was brought down by a clumsy Taras Stepanenko challenge, and Mahrez drove home a fifth after taking down an Ilkay Gundogan cross five minutes from time. Brazil international Jesus rounded off the night with a delightful chip to make it six. What does it mean? United bewareCity welcome local rivals Manchester United to the Etihad in the Premier League on Sunday and will do so having netted a frightening 21 goals for the concession of just one in their last five home matches in all competitions.Sterling starring for CitySterling drew plenty of plaudits for his performance in City’s 6-1 demolition of Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday and was impressive once more on Wednesday against lacklustre opponents, his goal featuring a run from the halfway line before pulling the trigger from 18 yards.Raheem Sterling in 2018/19 for Manchester City:#UCL— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 7, 2018Going gets turf for KassaiShakhtar were low on quality but it is referee Kassai who will be remembered for his poor performance in this match. The Hungarian will be left to rue the fact his moment in the spotlight came a season before VAR – which surely would have spared his blushes – is introduced to the Champions League.Key Opta facts:2 – Gabriel Jesus is the first player to score two penalties in a Champions League game for an English club since Wayne Rooney did so for Manchester United against Otelul Galati in October 2011. Rarity.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 7, 2018Huddersfield TownWhat’s next?City face the small matter of a Manchester derby, while Ukrainian Premier League table toppers Shakhtar visit fourth-placed Vorskla on the same day. read more – This 6-0 victory ended a run of three consecutive Champions League defeats for Manchester City at the Etihad, and was their biggest ever win in any European competition in their history.- Manchester City have scored 6+ goals in back-to-back games in all competitions for the first time since November 1987 when they followed up a 10-1 league win over with a 6-2 win over Plymouth in the Full Members Cup.- Manchester City midfielder David Silva has scored three goals in the 2018-19 Champions League, his best ever tally in a single season in the competition. He has scored in three successive Champions League games for the first time.- Gabriel Jesus is the third player to score a Champions League hat-trick for Manchester City after Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero (x2).- Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez has had a hand in seven goals his six starts at home in the Champions League (three goals, four assists).last_img read more

Football transfer rumours: Inter to move for Jay Rodriguez?

first_imgMore likely, we’d wager, is a move in the other direction involving the multi-title-winning manager Massimiliano Allegri, who has been learning English as part of his prep work for a job in the Premier League. Naturally, a potential vacancy at ongoing underwhelmists Manchester United is being mooted, but then again Allegri was in north London to see Spurs get spanked and there was a proper end-of-days feel to that one.Mention of United brings us on to their daily linkage: it’s Lyon’s Moussa Dembélé and fellow mainstay of this column, Newcastle tyro Sean Longstaff. Not that either would likely shift the general and miserable malaise within the club’s structure and hierarchy, but hey: transfers!Diego Costa could be taking his leave of Atlético Madrid for a pure footballing move to Al Rayyan in Qatar, while news from Bristol arrives of Middlesbrough interest in Rovers striker Jonson Clarke-Harris.And after their miserable run under Nathan Jones continued with a late 1-0 home defeat to fellow Championship strugglers, Stoke City are ready to bid Nathan Jones adieu. Favourite to replace him: Serge Gnabry fan Tony Pulis. Massimiliano Allegri learning English as he targets Manchester United job Share on Facebook Rumour Mill Share on WhatsApp Topics Soccer Share via Email Share on Pinterestcenter_img Share on Twitter Leaves on the line. The wrong kind of rain. A shortage of writing crew. Yes, today’s Mill is running behind, so let’s not waste any further time, because … Internazionale want a slice of Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez. Yes, reports from CalcioMercato suggest the 30-year-old forward is high on the Serie A leaders’ wish-list, even if only as a back-up to what is a half-decent forward line. Share on LinkedIn features Share on Messenger Read more Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Public Hearings Wrapping Up on Insurance Issues

first_img The Nova Scotia Insurance Review Board continues to travel theprovince to hear from Nova Scotians on two important insuranceissues. The board is tasked with conducting studies on two insurancetopics and reporting back to government by Nov. 1. It willexamine: — the rates and availability of fire, other property, casualty,and liability insurance for homeowners, tenants, non-profitorganizations and small business; and– the use of gender as a risk classification factor indetermining automobile insurance rates. The Insurance Review Board was appointed in December 2003 as partof government auto insurance reforms designed to protectconsumers. The new board will review rates and rules and willmonitor the system to ensure reforms are working for consumers. Hearings have been widely advertised and are taking place acrossthe province from May 13 to June 2. They have already been heldin Port Hawksbury, Sydney, New Glasgow, Amherst, Liverpool, andYarmouth. The final leg of the schedule brings the board toMiddleton, Truro and Halifax. Presenters are encouraged to pre-register by contacting theInsurance Review Board. Registration will also take place beforeeach hearing session on a first-come, first-served basis only.Written submissions can also be sent to the board by e-mail, by fax at 902-428-5781, or by mail to the NovaScotia Insurance Review Board, P.O. Box 697, Halifax, N.S., B3J2T8. For more information, or to register, contact the board by phoneat 902-424-8685 or by e-mail at . N.S. INSURANCE REVIEW BOARD–Public Hearings Wrapping Up onInsurance Issueslast_img read more

3 more cases of E coli illness linked to romaine lettuce in

first_imgThere are three more confirmed cases of E. coli illness linked to romaine lettuce in Ontario and Quebec, Canadian health officials said Friday.The total number of Canadian cases is 22 in three provinces including New Brunswick, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported.The three most recent illnesses happened between late October and Nov. 1, the same time frame as the previous cases.Eight people in Canada have been hospitalized, one with severe symptoms. The health officials on Friday did not disclose if those people are still in hospital.The patients are between the ages of five and 93, and there are more females than males.The CFIA said it hasn’t found any contaminated products in Canada at this point.The agency is investigating whether the Canadian illnesses are connected to lettuce imported from California. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that’s likely where the lettuce that infected those in the States came from.Public health officials are advising people to throw out any romaine lettuce they may have.Related stories:Romaine lettuce ‘particularly susceptible’ to E. coli outbreaksCanadians, Americans are warned: Don’t eat romaine lettuceAvoid eating romaine lettuce because of new E. coli outbreak: Health officialslast_img read more

Annan says empowerment of women best tool for development

“No other policy is as powerful as increasing the chances of education for the next generation. And I would venture that no policy is more important in preventing conflict or in achieving reconciliation after a conflict has ended,” Mr. Annan says in a message to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting on the Advancement of Women, being held today and tomorrow in Putrajaya, Malaysia.The Secretary-General also urges the international community to remember that promoting gender equality was not only a responsibility of women but that of everyone. “We have learnt that the challenges facing women are not problems without solutions. We have learnt what works and what doesn’t,” he declared.”If we are to change the historical legacy that puts women at a disadvantage in most societies, we must implement what we have learnt on a larger scale. We must take specific, targeted action in a number of areas.” read more

Ohio State mens hockey set for weekend series against Michigan State

Junior forward Ryan Dzingel (18) passes the puck during a game against Bowling Green Oct. 29 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAfter nearly two weeks off, the Ohio State men’s hockey team welcomes Michigan State to Value City Arena for a weekend doubleheader.The Spartans (6-9-2, 0-1-1) are coming off of a 3-0 win over in-state rivals Michigan, while the Buckeyes (10-6-0, 0-2-0) swept Mercyhurst at the end of last month.Head coach Steve Rohlik’s team has now won seven of its last nine games, a stretch that has seen their goals per game average rise to 3.94, tied for second in the NCAA. Leading OSU’s scoring charge is junior Ryan Dzingel, whose five points in two games against Mercyhurst led to him being named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week.Meanwhile their opponents, the Spartans, have had a much tougher time putting the puck in the back of the net, with a 2.35 goals per game average that is last in the Big Ten. Like OSU they are looking for their first conference victory of the season.All of OSU’s opponents the rest of the season will be fellow Big Ten members, with nine of those games coming on the road. Friday night’s puck drop is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s is at 7:05 p.m. read more

My names Elba Idris Elba Actor responds to James Bond rumours driving

Barbara Broccoli, the producer behind the films, told her friend, director Antoine Fuqua, she felt that a black actor in the famous role “will happen eventually”. my name’s Elba, Idris Elba.— Idris Elba (@idriselba) August 12, 2018 Just another quiet #SundayMorning for @idriselba #007Bond— Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) August 12, 2018 Idris Elba has responded to reports that a James Bond producer has tipped him to be 007, posting a cryptic tweet. The actor drove his fans into a frenzy by posting: “my name’s Elba, Idris Elba,” along with a selfie.Rumours about Elba being next in line for the role after Daniel Craig holsters his gun and leaves the franchise for good next year have been swirling since 2014.While the actor has previously remained coy about whether or not he would take on the part, and even saying he thinks he is too old, fans took his tweet as a positive response to the latest rumours.His tweet was retweeted thousands of times by excited followers.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Actor Sanjeev Bhaskar joked: “Yeah I got your number mate.” Fan Frank Barker tweeted: “YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! ITS HAPPENING!!!!!”Clara Wiggins added: “Is this his equivalent of ‘hey people, I got the job’?”And Samuel Suleyman wrote: “Does this mean what I think it means? I bloody hope it does!”Earlier this week, the producer of the film franchise said “it is time” for a non-white hero. The forthcoming Bond 25 film, directed by Danny Boyle,  is likely to be Daniel Craig’s last, after the actor said he wanted to “go out on a high note.” He said the two then discussed who was in the running.Fuqua told The Daily Star: “Idris could do it if he was really tight and in shape. He doesn’t look 45. No one would even know. “When Sean Connery stepped into the scene he was a rough old dude.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Landing International shareholders give green light to capital reorganization

first_img Landing International rejects links to company found using IP to promote cryptocurrency In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Landing International revealed that 99.8% of votes were in favor of the proposal and just 0.2% against. It added that dealings in the new shares commenced on Wednesday with board lot sizes for the trading of the shares changing from 60,000 existing shares to 1,200 new shares.The result of the reorganization sees the amount of issued share capital reduced from HK$1.47 billion to HK$29.35 million and the number of issues shares from 146.7 billion to 2.9 billion. The number of unissued shares increases from 853.3 billion to 997.1 billion.According to an earlier announcement, the primary reason behind the reorganization is to drive up the share price of the company.“A very low share price, such as the current price of the existing shares, carries the undesirability of being viewed as a vehicle for speculation and this can have the effect of deterring potential investors, and in particular institutional investors,” Landing said. “The board is aware that certain brokerage houses and institutional investors have internal policies and practices that either prohibit them from investing in low-priced shares or tend to discourage individual brokers from recommending low-priced shares to their customers.“The board believes that the higher trading price of the new shares will also enhance the company’s corporate image and therefore attract a broader range of institutional and professional investors to invest in the new shares, broadening the shareholder base of the company.“This has multiple benefits for the company and its existing shareholders. More financing opportunities are likely to become available for the company if the new shares become an acceptable investment option for institutional investors.“This would allow the company to pursue additional profit-generating ventures to support the company’s long term development. Greater investment by institutional investors is also likely to reduce the volatility of and stabilize the price of shares of the company, as such investors tend to have longer investment horizons.” RelatedPosts Landing International Development Ltd, which operates Korean integrated resort Jeju Shinhwa World, has undertaken its capital reorganization after shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the move at a board meeting this week.The reorganization includes a share consolidation in which every 50 issued existing shares of a par value of HK$0.01 each are to be consolidated into one consolidated share of a par value of HK$0.50 each. It also includes a capital reduction whereby the issued share capital of the company will be reduced by rounding down the number of consolidated shares in the issued share capital of the company to the nearest whole number by cancelling any fraction of a consolidated share. The paid-up capital of the company to the extent of HK$0.49 on each of the then issued consolidated shares will be cancelled so that the par value of each issued consolidated share would be reduced from HK$0.50 to HK$0.01. Mohegan appoints former Landing International executive Christian Block to oversee Korea, Canada operations Two Landing directors voted out, Chairman Yang sneaks back in Load Morelast_img read more

Newsweek to Release Kindle Books

first_imgNewsweek will release a collection of its election coverage as an e-book series for Amazon’s Kindle electronic book reader, the companies announced Monday.Newsweek is the first magazine to publish a collection of coverage as an e-book on Kindle, Amazon says. The collection, packaged as biographies of the presidential and vice presidential candidates, includes archived reporting and commentary from Newsweek’s coverage of the race. The books—entitled “Mr. Cool,” “Mr. Hot,” “The Insider” and “The Outsider” for Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, respectively—will be released October 15 and will sell for $9.99.”We have reported deeply and written searchingly about these candidates,” Newsweek editor Jon Meacham said in a statement announcing the partnership. “The Kindle platform has created the opportunity to give readers something with the breadth of a political biography, but with digital immediacy.” The print version of Newsweek came under conservatives’ fire last week—not for its critical cover story on Palin, but for the cover itself.Andrea Tantaros, a Republican media consultant, told Fox News (and later CNN) that she is outraged over the cover because Newsweek opted not to retouch Palin’s photo.“This cover is a clear slap in the face at Sarah Palin. Why? Because it’s unretouched,” Tantoros said. “It highlights every imperfection that every human being has, but we’re talking unwanted facial hair, pores, wrinkles.”last_img read more

The OneStop Printer

first_img“A good printer is your partner, not just your supplier.” That’s what former DLG Media Holdings COO Dana Spain-Smith told FOLIO: a little over a year ago, and it still holds true. Just as many publishers are delving into products and services beyond their core competencies, printers are keeping pace, and look to establish themselves as one-stop shops for publishers, by bulking up on offerings beyond ink on paper. New services include everything from digital magazine production, CMS, data, ad sales and mobile platforms.”These product offerings are very different from the services printers have traditionally offered,” said Justin Kissida, senior marketing communication specialist for Brown Printing Company. “We’re breaking the barriers between the relationship of printers working solely with publishers’ production departments with innovative products that get the marketing and ad sales teams involved with things like ad sales intelligence.”Kissida said Brown is able to offer publishers the same or better pricing due to their service agreements and partnerships with service providers. But lower costs aside, it’s still a major decision whether or not to turn over tech and data to a printer. Here’s a look at a few of the new services that printers are and will be offering to publishers, and how they stack up against enterprise solutions.CMS SolutionsIn the first quarter of 2010, Publishers Press will launch a fully-hosted suite of content management services called “Tarpon.”The printer-gone-CMS provider assimilated multiple software resources and a host of services to provide clients with a “best of class” content management and distribution system, said Publishers Press executive vice president Michael Simon. They teamed up with Atex to offer its Polopoly content management system; Mark Logic to offer an XML repository; Temis for text mining; Bronto for e-mailing marketing services and Omniture for analytics.While open source CMS options are becoming increasingly attractive to publishers, an enterprise system still has some advantages, according to Publishers Press executive vice president Michael Simon. “You can get ‘freeware’ to do this, but the integration of freeware can lead to long-term legacy costs. All the challenges of backup and upgrades will reside on our end.” The deterrent to an enterprise solution, of course, is that it can cost thousands of dollars. That’s why the Publishers Press model will be a monthly lease program that’s dependent on seats and viewers, which Simon said should level the playing field for smaller and larger publishers when it comes to digital infrastructure. “We can make this affordable,” he adds. “What otherwise would potentially be multi-million dollar systems to an individual client, we can offer at more palatable price point.” Publishers Press is hoping to have magazine publishing clients beta testing shortly after January.Mobile OfferingsAnother way printers are shaking up their offerings is by delving into mobile. B.Mobile integrates products from Brown’s sister company Prinovis and NeoMedia Inc. to provide a total solution package. Nada Marjanovich, publisher and editor of 100,000-circ. Long Island Pulse, said her team did its due diligence to research a number of vendors before opting for Brown’s service. “Our first thought was ’Oh, we can’t go with Brown, we already use them as our printer!’” she said. But after much consideration, the title, launched in 2005, opted for a printer to incorporate this technology for the first time in their November 2009 issue. As of early December, the magazine was seeing 10 sign ups per day from readers using and scanning the mobile pages of the issue. In order to explain the service and get readers on the mobile bandwagon, Marjanovich said the magazine is appealing to them through a “Do You 2D?” ad campaign with call outs scattered throughout the November issue. There were six house ads and opportunities to use this technology throughout the issue. The magazine plans to use it for both editorial content, as well as with advertising initiatives.Marjanovich wouldn’t disclose specifics, but said “every deal comes with its own structure.” Kissida said B.Mobile costs around $1,000 per issue run (pricing is built on a base charge plus a per transaction fee) with Brown taking care of all barcode creation and creating mobile phone-optimized Web pages. Digital Edition ProviderPublishers have had the option of receiving digital editions through printers for a few years now. Talty O’Connor, founder and president of Gulf Shores, Alabama-based Covey Communications Corp. decided in March 2008 to use Publishers Press for its SportsEvents and ConventionSouth digital editions.When Covey’s publishing model changed significantly in 2009, putting more emphasis on its digital editions, the model slowly became a viable revenue stream. Now, the digital editions are “a substantial part of the marketing program we offer to our advertisers,” O’Connor said. They have a recently-upgraded viewer via e-PubXpress, as well.In spite of a tough year industry-wide, Covey has been able to grow digital revenue in 2009 five-fold for about 14 percent of their total ad revenue from less than 3 percent in 2008. It also has been able to reduce expenses, much of which can be attributed to its “aggressive” digital and online media programs. More on this topic The One-Stop Printer Printers Extend their Services to Digital Printers Delve Into Content Management Systems The Expanding Role of Printers Editorial Calendar The Fully Rounded PrinterJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more

Jay Z To Be Honored With 2018 Salute To Industry Icons Award

first_img Twitter GRAMMY winner to be recognized for his significant contributions to the music industry and his numerous philanthropic endeavorsRenée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 31, 2017 – 7:18 am Jay Z is adding another impressive accomplishment to his résumé. The Recording Academy announced the GRAMMY winner will receive the 2018 Salute To Industry Icons Award at Clive Davis’ and the Recording Academy’s annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala for his significant contributions to the music industry and philanthropic endeavors. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 15, 2015 – 4:41 pm Jay-Z, Kanye West Win Best Rap Performance Email Facebook News Jay Z To Be Honored With 2018 Salute To Industry Icons Award Jay Z To Be Honored At 2018 Pre-GRAMMY Gala jay-z-be-honored-2018-salute-industry-icons-award Since 1996, Jay Z has been a dominant force in music and popular culture, with multiple businesses and accolades across the recording industry. He earned his first GRAMMY win for 1998 for his third studio album, Vol. 2 … Hard Knock Life, for Best Rap Album.He has gone on to win a total of 21 career GRAMMY Awards, earning him a spot as one of the top GRAMMY winners of all time. His most recent wins came for 2014 for “Drunk In Love,” a duet with wife Beyoncé, which earned Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song. In 2017 Jay Z became the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.”We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to honor Jay Z with this year’s GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award. His contributions as an industry trailblazer and music visionary only begin to touch on the tremendous impact he’s made both in entertainment and beyond,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “Jay Z also embodies the vibrant spirit of New York City and we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree as we return to Manhattan for this year’s GRAMMY Awards.”Past Salute To Industry Icons Award recipients include Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Irving Azoff, Martin Bandier, Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Lucian Grainge, Debra L. Lee, Doug Morris, Mo Ostin, and Antonio “L.A.” Reid.The annual invite-only Pre-GRAMMY Gala will take place Jan. 27, 2018, the day before the 60th GRAMMY Awards, at Sheraton New York Times Square.2018 GRAMMYs: Nominations To Be Announced Nov. 28Read morelast_img read more

Ford teases Mustanginspired electric crossover this time in a tweet

first_img 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible review: A topless thrill ride Hold your horses— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) March 15, 2019 2016 Ford Explorer review: Go road-tripping in Ford’s updated, EcoBoost-powered SUV Ford Did Ford just troll Tesla during its Model Y unveiling? The Blue Oval tweeted out a cryptic image of its legendary galloping horse logo in an electric blue shade. Ford previously confirmed that it plans to produce a Mustang-inspired all-electric crossover SUV, one that ostensibly could be a Model Y competitor in 2020. 0 Share your voice Preview • 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt: Iconic cool 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is back More about 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Fastback Future Cars Electric Cars SUVs Sports Cars Crossovers Post a comment Originally published Sept. 6, 2018.Updated, March 14, 2019: Adds new Ford teaser tweet. More From Roadshow Tags 26 Photos Ford 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive: A more approachable track star Maybe it means nothing, maybe it’s a precursor to an upcoming near-term announcement. In any case, it must be fun to steal some of Tesla’s thunder on its announcement night.Enlarge ImageThe ride height remains hidden, probably because enthusiasts need the idea of a Mustang-inspired SUV to be distributed in small, easy-to-process doses. Ford The original story about Ford’s Mustang teaser follows.Ford hasn’t been shy about its intent to build a Mustang-inspired electric crossover, and now the company has seen fit to give us an idea of what it might look like.As part of a Medium post discussing Ford’s shift to electric-vehicle development, the automaker put out a design sketch that hints at what we could expect from a Mustang-inspired “fully electric performance utility.” The sketch doesn’t give away all that much, showing some very obviously Mustang-derived taillights on a body that looks closer to a hatchback than a crossover. In a caption for the image, Ford says it’s targeting a 2020 release date for the still unnamed vehicle, and that it should pack a 300-mile range. We don’t have any information beyond that, though, so we’ll have to wait until Ford sees fit to divulge more info.It appears that Ford has chosen to gloss over one major Mustang-related tie-in for its forthcoming sporty electric ute. At the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, Ford made public its plans to use the Mach 1 name for its EV SUV. Backlash arrived swiftly and with gusto, and it appears that was all it took to take Ford back to the drawing board. It could still be used, but here’s hoping that it won’t be.Electrification will eventually make its way to the Mustang proper, too. In Jan. 2017, Ford first announced its plans to offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 and the Mustang. The public still knows very little about those cars, except that the hybrid Mustang is also due out in 2020, but release dates are always subject to change.last_img read more

S Korea hospital fire death toll reaches 41

first_imgA firefighter (R) searches the debris after a fire at a hospital building in Miryang on January 26, 2018. At least 33 people were killed in a blaze at a hospital in South Korea on January 26, firefighters said, with more than 70 injured. AFPThe death toll from a hospital blaze in the South Korean city of Miryang jumped to 41, Yonhap news said on Friday, in the country’s worst fire disaster in more than a decade.Firefighters try to put out a fire at a hospital building engulfed by heavy grey smoke in Miryang on January 26, 2018. At least 33 people were killed in a blaze at a hospital in South Korea on January 26, firefighters said, with more than 70 injured. AFPMore than 70 were also injured in the fire, which erupted Friday morning on the first floor of a six-storey building housing a hospital and a nursing home, firefighters said.last_img read more

Netflix Is Making a Series Based on Gerard Ways The Umbrella Company

first_img For the most part, the comics adaptations on Netflix have been pretty great. Now, the streaming service is adding one more, though it doesn’t come from Marvel or DC. Netflix has ordered a 10-episode series from Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment based on The Umbrella Academy. If the show turns out to be anything like the comic, expect some superhero television wholly unlike any you’ve seen on Netflix before.Written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way with art by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes. Think the Fantastic Four, only there are eight of them, and they like each other even less. The TV series begins with their father mysteriously dying. They’re forced to work together to figure out what happened, but their personalities constantly push them apart. It’s a unique, dark and humorously twisted take on the superhero genre. Bá’s art has an ethereal, dreamlike quality that could make this the best-looking superhero series on TV.In a press release, Netflix Vice President of Original Content said, “What drew us to The Umbrella Academy is that it’s wholly unique, visual and stylized. These aren’t the usual superheroes, and this series will embrace the singular tone of the graphic novels — dark yet humorous, supernatural yet grounded in reality. We’re excited to see this world and introduce these unforgettable heroes to Netflix members around the globe.”The show is still early in development, but Way is involved as a co-executive producer. As for the script, the pilot has been written. The pilot script was adapted from the comics by Jeremy Slater, who created last year’s excellent and terrifying Exorcist TV series. Now, I’m really excited for this. The Umbrella Academy will be available on Netflix sometime in 2018.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies last_img read more

Fushigi Yugi gets an anime makeover

first_imgBut don’t fret! Watase has written a 51 page one shot manga called Fushigi Yugi: Byakko Ibun, which is a prequel to the original series. The story deals with the priestess of Byakko, but has yet to be licensed for North American release just yet.Fushigi Yugi, also known as Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play or Curious Play, was a popular girls’ manga serialized in 18 volumes from 1992 through 1996. The manga debuted in English via Viz Media in 1999.The story revolves around two friends Miaka and Yui who are pulled into The Universe of the Four Gods novel where they meet many, many adorable and hunky men. In this magical ancient world, Miaka becomes the priestess of the southern kingdom Suzaku, while Yui is coerced into becoming the priestess for the eastern kingdom of Seiryuu. They become enemies and must make tragic choices to help save their new friends and the mysterious world they end up in.The story has the classic elements of a typical shojou (girls’) manga, like friendship, love, and adversity. However, what makes this series stand out for so many fans were the mature themes at the forefront. Death, betrayal, sexuality, and rape are all issues dealt with in this series that may otherwise seem to be about blushing girls in historic clothing.Yuu Watase’s commitment to making sure all of her characters were constantly challenged about their ideals and choices made Fushigi Yugi one of the top shojou series of the 90s.The fandom surrounding Fushigi Yugi is intense and unflappable. Many fans who read the manga and saw the anime back in the 90s still have vehement opinions on their favorite parts of the series. There was a fervent camp for Team Tamahome and Team Hotohori before Twilight was even a twinkle in Stephanie Meyer’s eye. Fans still love Fushigi Yugi with an intensity usually reserved for fighting wars.Here are just a few golden quotes from fans asked about the series recently:Jennifer Newman: It ate my baby weeb life in ’98. My BFF and I would split the cost of ordering all of those fan sub VHSs and have viewing parties. My walls were plastered with Fushigi Yugi wall scrolls (along with Kenshin, X, and all that late 90’s goodness). My friend and I were totally Miaka and Yui. IT WAS LIFE.Valerie Wei: I loved it so much and still have a soft spot for it. How much do I love it? Let’s just say I’m making [my fiancé] Vince transcribe the OP for our wedding.Max Song: My heart has never been so played with. It’s such a great seriesDennis Magat: Watched it. Own the old Pioneer DVDs still: Red set, blue set, black OVA set, and green OVA set. We don’t really talk about the green OVA set of Eikoden.Valerie Wei: Hotohori is my husband. Miaka chose wrong.Zach Grafton: This is objectively correct. She COULD HAVE BEEN AN EMPRESSKrystine Neuscheler: Fushigi Yuugi was the anime that got me into Japanese culture! I had never seen it and a friend introduced me to it in 1998 and I was OBSESSED! Like, plastered my room in posters, spent hundreds on obscure merchandise found online (which was MUCH harder back then, in the days of AOL and dial-up!). Watching the show and listening to the music made me want to study Japanese, and I taught myself hiragana and katakana by transcribing [romanized] lyrics of Fushigi Yugi songs. Then it became my gateway drug to other anime and eventually Visual Kei bands.Convinced you need to watch this little slice of 90s anime ASAP? You can find the box sets and manga on Amazon, and watch it streaming on Crunchyroll. Miaka and Tamahome! They sure liked yelling at each other a lot. Tamahome is still dreamy. A+++.<><> Miaka!Tamahome!Miaka!Tamahome!Miakaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!(Repeat 500,000 times).That’s the heart of Fushigi Yugi. Two lovers trapped in a novel about ancient China getting separated but then finding each other. A lot.Fans of the 90’s anime franchise remember the ensemble cast and beautiful depictions of ancient China well. Manga author Yuu Watase surprised fans last week when she hopped onto Twitter and posted sketches she did of the characters revamped in 2016 anime style.Please don’t freak out: There is no anime reboot planned. She’s just having a little fun. With our hearts.Check out the adorable sketches below. Miaka particularly got 99999x cuter.last_img read more

Saluting the legends

first_imgVeteran theater person Rudraprasad Sengupta, who has enriched Indian theater with decades of relentless pursuit of his passion, was today honored for life-long achievement in the field at the Chaman Lal Memorial Awards that also feted two other backstage artists.  The awards conferred by the Chaman Lal Memorial Society were given out by Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Chandresh Kumari Katoch at Sirifort Auditorium on a dazzling evening. The 19th edition of the prestigious awards honoured Mr. Sengupta from Kolkata for life-long Achievement to the theatre world, Kriti V Sharma from Haryana for Excellence in Costume Designing and Dinesh Poddar from Kolkata for excellence in Stage Light Design. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Sengupta, 78, is a veteran actor-director, who has also worked in Bengali films, and has been awarded the Banga Bibhushan in 2012 for his contribution to theater. The awards are aimed at giving a prominent space to technicians and back-stage theater artists who form a vital lifeline of any stage production.  Instated in memory of Late Chaman Lal, who was a pioneer in the field of inventing Stage Lighting Equipment, the awards have earlier honored the likes of Alyque Padamsee, Bansi Kaul, M.S. Sathyu, Ebrahim Alkazi, Sushma Seth, Zohra Sehgal and many other prominent theatre personalities all over India. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix’This society is perhaps the first in India to acknowledge the contribution of back stage artists and honoring them with these annual awards. Through these awards we want to encourage these unsung artists who follow their passion selflessly,’ said R.K. DHINGRA, General Secretary of Chaman Lal Memorial Society. The society intends to keep the memory of Chaman Lal alive by giving awards to artists who have contributed to the world of theatre for their services such as Stage Light Design, Costume Design, Stage Craft & Make-Up.  For a theater artist, the stage is the essence of life. The award ceremony was followed by a 40 minute multimedia presentation, Ek Shaam that brought alive the magic of the stage for the audience. The concept, light, design & direction of the show is conceived by R.K. Dhingra, a veteran in this field.last_img read more