Your Chance To Win A Movie Night With Halsey

first_imgSinger/songwriter Halsey has teamed up with the GRAMMY Foundation to give one of her fans a chance to win a movie night with her in Los Angeles.Anyone can donate, exclusively through Prizeo, at www.prizeo.com/halsey to be entered. Fans who donate more than $10 will receive extra entries and rewards, including a signed “Badlands Tour” poster or a signed “Castle” lyric sheet. Donate now through July 21 for a chance to meet Halsey!“Let’s help the GRAMMY Foundation and bring music education to people all around the world!” said Halsey.last_img read more

City announces new storage warehouse for the homeless in Sherman Heights

first_img Posted: March 2, 2018 March 2, 2018 Dan Plante, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIt was a real shock for people living in Sherman Heights. The city is planning to open a storage warehouse that could hold the belongings of an estimated 1,000 homeless people.The warehouse is located next to homes, a church and a school and residents in the area are ready to fight back.KUSI’s Dan Plante was LIVE with the story. Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter City announces new storage warehouse for the homeless in Sherman Heightslast_img read more

The Media Company of Tomorrow One Executives Take

first_imgOne of our keynote presentations at the virtual FOLIO: Show Virtual last week included a panel of leading executives in the industry, including F+W Media CEO David Nussbaum. Nussbaum gave one of the most provocative responses during the hour-long discussion, essentially saying that print advertising is an irrevocably declining source of revenue, and that companies that don’t recognize that do so at their own risk. As it turns out, Nussbaum jotted down some notes to the questions I asked the panelists to consider in advance. Here are Nussbaum’s notes, with the questions that prompted his thoughts. Q: When will the industry see some recovery?A: This is totally unclear, but there is a sense that we have found the bottom of the market. However, with consumers still under siege (credit difficulties, high unemployment, no or low salary increases), it is hard to see what the impetus will be for growth.Q: What will the recovery look like?A: I don’t think it will be ad driven. But rather, we’ll see an expansion of marketing budgets looking for “non-traditional ways to reach buyers.” That will mean everything from custom content solutions, to one-to-one marketing, and expanding our portfolio around our core brands to create new, profitable products and subscription services, like Webinars, which are a growing part of our business. Q: Will we see the robust industry health of 2005 to 2006 again?A: I really don’t know.Q: How will the business be different going forward?A: In a few ways.     1. Print advertising will continue to be a no growth-to-declining business.2. Events will rebound, but event producers will need to find a way to mitigate the high costs of exhibiting. 3. High quality and unique content, always at a premium, will be even more important as the Holy Grail of dollars for content will become even more intense. 4. Staff size will be kept lean, with those making it through the recession owning a wider variety of skill sets than those who came before. We need to be bringing new talent to the industry from outside our standard recruitment channels, and producing new ideas across e-commerce, retail, social media. There’s no limit to what we can learn. 5. Online advertising rates will continue to erode, but engagement will be at a premium. 6. Social networks, location-based marketing, custom content selection—these will all be critical for future media providers. And those who aren’t already building their communities may get left behind.Q: Are media companies being disintermediated on the reader side through social media and blogs?A: Yes and no. Yes in that there is much more competition for community building, for content presentation and for lead generation. No in that media companies are becoming strong participants in the blogosphere and in using social networks to both build community and drive traffic to sell stuff. F+W and other enthusiast media companies have a unique advantage in that our communities already exist, created around a common interest or goal. Being of and in the community, and respected and trusted though our own blogs, positions us well. Social media interactions are the key. Q: What are the most important things media companies can do now? Adjust organizational structure? Change their approach to content creation? Layoffs? Debt reduction?    A: Media companies need to find a way to focus as vertically as possible, make community building the core of existence, ensure that staff is cross-trained, fleet of mind,  and willing to adapt to radical change comfortably. Portfolio management is critical. Organize your resources around the core communities and properties with the most opportunity for success. Q: What will the media company of 2012 look like?A: Community focused, really good at demographic analysis, excellent at nurturing around verticals, diverse in terms of product offerings and delivery systems, Web centric, advertising will be considered gravy, customers pay for content and contribute to the creation of content. Q: What is the most important lesson og the 2007-2009 recession?A: The sheer desire of people to adapt and to participate in tomorrow. I have really been impressed with the willingness of people to learn and to change.last_img read more

Newsweekcom is the Odd Man Out

first_imgHowever, given the positioning of the merger and the characterizations the principals are giving each other’s companies, Newsweek.com appears to be grasping the short straw. According to Ms. Brown in an official statement announcing the deal, the Beast is swooping in with its “vibrant versatility,” the “metabolism” of which will “help power the resurgence of Newsweek.” Newsweek, in turn, “amplifies the range of talent and audience The Daily Beast can reach.”Meanwhile, Newsweek is “venerable” with “journalistic depth.” It’s also, according to the statement, just a magazine. There’s no mention of the brand’s digital platform, a strange omission given all the hupla over the importance of Web savvy.Again, in her own post on the merger, Ms. Brown says, “And for Newsweek, The Daily Beast is a thriving frontline of breaking news and commentary that will raise the profile of the magazine’s bylines and quicken the pace of a great magazine’s revival.”Newsweek.com who?In this merger, all the digital cache belongs to The Daily Beast, even though Newsweek.com gets twice as many monthly uniques—10 million compared to The Daily Beast’s 5 million, per company principals—and has a much more recognizable brand. [EDITOR’S NOTE: The original headline of this post was “Is Newsweek.com the Odd Man Out?” But after posting we came across a NYT story in which new The Newsweek Daily Beast Company CEO Stephen Colvin says Newsweek.com will indeed be folded into TheDailyBeast.com.] We’ve all heard by now the merger of The Daily Beast and Newsweek—tricked you, didn’t they?—into The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, which everyone’s already ignoring for the more fun variations of ‘NewsBeast’ and ‘BeastWeek’, etc. (How many games of rock-paper-scissors it took during that “coffee-mug toast” to determine the brand name order we’ll never know.) Speculation is now focusing on how the JV is going to overcome its combined losses—$10 million per year for The Daily Beast and $20 million for Newsweek. However, I’d like to know which Web site, TheDailyBeast.com or Newsweek.com, will get top billing at best and lights out at worst.  The two are very different operations. Given the way they handled the equitable but awkward company name, it could be fair to assume a similar approach will be employed to create a DailyNewsweekBeast.com with a chalk line drawn down the middle of every page. A boisterous mix of culture/politics/celebrity on one side and a subdued mix of mass-appeal business/news/culture on the other. last_img read more

Reports of Continued Distribution to US Military Were Premature

first_imgPublishers are instructed to hold all product directed to U.S. military and to await further developments. I don’t have a complete new post today, just an update—but it’s an important one.My last post reported that PMG, distributor to the U.S. military and other locations overseas, had closed its doors for its military, South American, and Hawaii business. The important U.S. military portion of the business was said to be taken over by TNG (formerly The News Group).Today we hear that the agreement with TNG has not, in fact, materialized. As of this morning it appears that there is no finalized agreement to ship magazines to the U.S. military overseas, not with TNG, not with anyone.last_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between April 28, 2019 to May 5, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierSelectmen candidates Caira, Bendel reelected by Lizzy HillTewksbury library hosts Jim Miceli event by Lizzy HillBrand scores well on first year evaluation by Lizzie McDermottSullivan selected as Woburn Street principal by Lizzie McDermottDeRoche retires after 36 years as postal carrier by Sheryl WalshWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunWilmington Town Meeting approves $119M budget by Emma Murphy(NOTE: Cover photo is from WCTV’s Facebook page.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

NHTSA deepens investigation of 123 million airbags for potential defects

first_img Tags 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: First hybrid minivan wins on fuel economy 26 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Honda Kia Hyundai Mitsubishi Toyota GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Car Industry Enlarge ImageThe underlying alleged defect is wildly different from the problem that created the Takata scandal, but it could still impact crash safety nevertheless. Caspar Benson/Getty Images The mess of the Takata airbag-inflator scandal is still fresh in the automotive industry, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a different airbag supplier, covering millions of parts across six different automakers.NHTSA announced this week that it has expanded an investigation into potentially defective airbags. The parts come from the supplier TRW, now known as ZF-TRW. There are 12.3 million such parts installed in cars with model years ranging from 2010 and 2019. Right now, these parts are installed in vehicles from Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi and Toyota. The regulatory body has not produced a full list of affected vehicles at this time.The potential issue stems from the supplier’s airbag control unit, which crunches sensor data to determine whether or not to deploy a vehicle’s airbags in the event of a crash. The control units, as NHTSA writes in its report, “may suffer electrical overstress due to harmful signals produced by the crash event.” In layman’s terms, this defect may cause the airbags to not deploy when they should.NHTSA’s report points out that Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai and Kia have all issued prior recalls for vehicles with this specific part. NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation also found two front crash events involving Toyota products with these parts. Thus, the agency has expanded its investigation to include not only the supplier, but also any manufacturer that has made use of the potentially faulty parts.Investigations are the first step in a process that could turn into a recall. If NHTSA finds that there is a serious problem that could affect vehicle and passenger safety, then it can compel suppliers and automakers to recall vehicles with the flawed parts.  Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 81 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Tags 18 Photos Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 0 More From Roadshow Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e review: A thrifty hybrid with more grip 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of gold Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 68 Photoscenter_img 52 Photos Share your voice null General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 12 Photos More From Roadshow 71 Photos Car Industry 0 69 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 49 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Post a comment 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 10 Photos Share your voicelast_img read more

Pakistani refugees fearful over Kashmir move

first_imgAn Indian Kashmiri refugee Khadija Bibi shows a picture of her late father on her mobile phone as she speaks during an interview with AFP in the Manak Paiyan refugee camp near Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan controlled Kashmir, on 5 August. Photo: AFPRefugees in Pakistani-held Kashmir voiced fears for relatives still on the other side of the disputed Himalayan border Monday after India abolished the Muslim-majority region’s special autonomy, raising fears of fresh violence.Many of the roughly 250 people in the Manak Paiyan refugee camp near Muzaffarabad, the largest city in Pakistani-held Kashmir, fled fighting in the 1990s but still have family on the other side of the Line of Control, the de facto border slicing through the heavily militarised region.For decades they have communicated mainly by telephone, and more recently with video and WhatsApp calls.But India cut off telecommunications and imposed a security lockdown on the territory late Sunday, ahead of the decision to strip Kashmir of the special status it has held for seven decades.The move is set to exacerbate the rebellion in Kashmir, and to deepen the long-running animosity with nuclear rival Pakistan, which has fought two out of three wars with India over the territory.”I don’t know what will happen… I am worried about my family. I have no information about them,” 32-year-old Mohammad Altaf told AFP.”I am very upset because of it,” he said.Khadija Bibi said her father had passed away just two days ago but she has been unable to speak with her sisters or other relatives to share their grief.Protestors and activists belonging to the Alternative Law Forum and other left wing organisations take part in a protest in Bangalore on 5 August in reaction to the Indian government scrapping Article 370 that granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: AFP”Roads are closed and we have no means to go there. Internet, phone, everything is closed,” she said.”We will die here and they will die there without seeing each other if Kashmir is not liberated”.Usman Hashim, who left his entire family behind when he fled in 1992, said he was afraid that “anything” could happen to them.”The world should take notice… they should save the lives of human beings. Freedom comes later,” he said.Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since their independence in 1947.For three decades the Indian-administered part has been in the grip of an insurgency that has left tens of thousands dead.Armed Kashmiri rebels and many residents have fought for the region’s independence or to join neighbour Pakistan.There are roughly 38,000 refugees from Indian-held Kashmir in camps on the Pakistani side, authorities say.Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party rushed through a presidential decree to scrap from the constitution the Indian-ruled part of the disputed territory’s special status.It also moved a bill proposing the Indian-administered part of Kashmir be divided into two regions directly ruled by New Delhi.Bibi’s brother Mohammad Yaseen Rana called the moves a “most cruel step” and said: “We will never accept this”.last_img read more

Plymouth Congregational United Church Hosts Community Talks on Mass Incarceration

first_imgThe Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ’s Board of Social Action (BOSA) is hosting a “Community Talk on Mass Incarceration” on Sept. 25. The talk will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will discuss not only the issues of mass incarceration, but also its impact on communities and actions that can be taken in order to heal and transform the bad effects it has on local cities and residents. The church is located at 5301 North Capitol Street, NE. For more information, email SocialAction.PlymouthUCC@outlook.com or call Rev. Art Brown at 202-276-3825.last_img read more