Scott Dadich reportedly has resigned as creative director at Wired to instead focus his efforts as Condé Nast’s executive director of digital magazine development.Vance Publishing named Tim L. Tobeck vice president and publishing director of the protein division. Most recently, Tobeck served as senior vice president and group publisher at Energy Central, a privately-owned b-to-b media company serving the utilities market. RDA Holding Co., the parent company of the Reader’s Digest Association, has appointed Fredric G. Reynolds as chairman of its board of directors, replacing Norman Matthews, who is retiring. Reynolds, who served as executive vice president and CFO at CBS Corp. from 1997 to 2009, has been a member of RDA’s board of directors since February.Kenneth Fuchs was promoted to vice president of emerging platforms business development at Time Inc., and will be responsible for development of distribution arrangements for emerging digital platforms, including tablets. The position will be folded under consumer marketing’s new Digital Marketing and Business Development group. Previously, Fuchs served as vice president and general manager of the Sports Illustrated Digital Group.Rolling Stone publisher Wenner Media named Mike Porche director of retail marketing and sales. Most recently, Porche served as president and CEO of American Media Inc.’s in-store magazine merchandising and distribution unit Distribution Services Inc. Porche, who has been with DSI for more than 25 years, will remain there through the end of the year.Firebrand Media, a Laguna, California-based newspaper and magazine publisher, appointed Christopher Schulz group publisher of its magazine division, which includes Newport Beach Magazine, Laguna Beach Magazine and Bespoke Magazine. Schulz most recently served as president and group publisher of Gulfshore Media/CurtCo.SourceMedia promoted John DelMauro to the newly-created position of senior vice president of conferences. Previously, DelMauro served as vice president and group publisher of SourceMedia’s banking group.
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Advanced Enzyme Technologies (AET), whose initial public offering (IPO) opened on Wednesday and closes on Friday, had seen almost 115 times oversubscription by around 1.30 p.m. on the last day of its public offer. The company has fixed the price band as Rs. 880-896 per equity share.The company has already raised around Rs. 123 crore from 15 anchor investors.The Advanced Enzyme Technologies IPO comprises 50 crore fresh issue of equity shares and 40 lakh shares under the offer for sale (OFS) category.The question upper-most on investors’ minds would be the listing of AET shares as against the issue price to be decided by the company. Will the shares list at a premium as it happened in the case of Quess Corp and Mahangar Gas, or disappoint investors with listing at a discount, as in the case of Larsen & Toubro Infotech (L&T Infotech)? Highlights of the issue (according to Angel Broking and HDFC Securities):Advanced Enzyme Technologies (AET) is engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of 400+ proprietary products developed from 60 indigenous enzymes.AET operates in two primary business verticals, Healthcare & Nutrition (human and animal) and Bio-Processing (food and non-food).It presently has four R&D facilities located at Thane, Sinnar and Chino, California supported by a team of more than 55 members consisting of scientists, microbiologists, engineers, food technologists and biotechnologists.AET offers these products to its global clientele of more than 700 customers spanning presence across 50 countries worldwide. AETL serves its customers through a strong sales and marketing network in its major markets, namely North America and India.The global enzyme industry is dominated by a few players with the top 3 players (Denmark based Novozymes, US based DuPont and Netherlands based DSM) accounting for about 75 percent market share.AET is a marginal player in the global enzyme market with a market share of about 0.9 percent. In India, it is the second largest player.The company earned a net profit of Rs. 79 crore on sales of Rs. 294 crore for the financial year 2015-16.AET has reported a strong CAGR of 23.9 percent in net profit in spite of the 14.4 percent CAGR in sales during FY2012-16, helped by high entry barriers, which also enables the company to get high margins.At Rs. 880-896 per share, which is the lower and upper end of the offer price band, the company is available at about 6.1-6.2x it’s FY2017E P/BV.The objects of the net proceeds of the fresh issue are investment in Advanced Enzymes USA, wholly owned subsidiary for repayment/pre-payment of certain loans availed by Advanced Enzymes USA, and general corporate purposes. read more
US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019.ReutersUS President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong-un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.The meeting, initiated by a spur-of-the-moment tweet by Trump that Kim said took him by surprise, once again displayed the rapport between the two. But they are no closer to narrowing the gap between their positions since they walked away from their summit in February in Vietnam.The two men shook hands warmly and expressed hopes for peace when they met for the third time in just over a year on the old Cold War frontier that for decades has symbolised the hostility between their countries, which are technically still at war.Trump, escorted by Kim, briefly crossed a military demarcation line into the North side of the Joint Security Area (JSA), patrolled by soldiers from both Koreas.Moments later, they returned to the southern side and joined South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in for a brief chat, marking an unprecedented three-way gathering.Trump and Kim then held a closed-door meeting for nearly an hour.”We just had a very, very good meeting,” Trump said after the talks. “We’ll see what can happen.”He said both sides would set up teams to push forward stalled talks aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, adding “speed is not the thing.”Pope Francis, making his weekly address in St. Peter’s Square, praised the meeting. “I salute the protagonists, with a prayer that such a significant gesture will be a further step on the road to peace, not only on that peninsula but for the good of the entire world,” he said.Trump and Kim met for the first time in Singapore in June last year and agreed to improve relations and work towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.But the second summit in Hanoi broke down after the two sides failed to narrow differences between a US demand for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and a North Korean demand for sanctions relief.’PLENTY OF TIME’Kim looked relaxed and smiled as he chatted with Trump amidst a throng of press photographers, aides and bodyguards.Trump said the two leaders “moved mountains” to arrange the last-minute meeting.”I was surprised to see you expressed an intent to meet,” Kim told Trump, referring to Trump’s offer for a meeting in a tweet on Saturday. Trump came to South Korea after attending a Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan.”This is an expression of his willingness to leave behind the past and work towards a new future,” Kim said.Kim said it would be a great honour if Trump visited his capital of Pyongyang. The two agreed to visit each other’s country “at the right time,” Trump said.”To cross that line was a great honour,” Trump said, referring to his brief incursion into the North Korean side of the DMZ. “It’s a great day for the world.”But there has been little sign that North Korea and the United States are any closer to narrowing differences on the nuclear issue.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters shortly before departing South Korea that a fresh round of talks will likely happen “sometime in July” and the North’s negotiators would be foreign ministry diplomats.Pompeo made clear in a tweet later that the United States believed that sanctions put in place under UN Security Council resolutions needed to remain in place as talks moved forward.”We remain ready to engage (North Korea) in negotiations, but remain firm on the implementation of UNSCRs ahead of denuclearization,” he said.Shin Beom-chul, a senior fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, said the meeting between the two leaders was important in reviving working-level talks.”But the North wouldn’t easily change its stance, even though Trump has effectively responded to the so-called top-down approach cherished by Kim,” he said.Trump said he had “plenty of time” and was in “no rush” to reach a deal.”We want to get it right,” he said.North Korea has pursued nuclear and missile programmes for years in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, and easing tensions with North Korea is one of the U.S. president’s top foreign policy priorities.The DMZ was set up after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, not a truce, leaving North Korea and the United States still technically at war. read more
India is a country of enormous talent. Many get the floor, and many don’t. NOFILTR Management is a company which is promoting the fresh talent of India on a global level with leading singers and artists around the globe.Naief Memon & Hardik Zaveri runs a company called NOFILTR Management. Naief, as we know, is a young Entrepreneur who is known for his work. His venture NOFILTR Management is mainly for the young talent of India. Naief Memon feels India is blessed with loads of talent what they require is the platform, So Naief and his friend decided to create a stage for all where they can support young artists on a more significant level with A grade superstars of other countries.Recently they launched almost famous by collaborating with Soulja Boy for the song “Break Out”. Soulja Boy is known for his major hits like “Crank That” & “Kiss me though the Phone” this song ended up with millions of views over Apple Music, Youtube, Spotify, Gaana, Wynk Music, Times Music, Saavn and many other platforms.By looking at the Instagram account of Almost Famous and who they follow it seems to be they may be about to release a significant song with The Chainsmokers as they are the only other artist beside Soulja that they follow.Naief Memon and Hardik Zaveri were recently seen alongside “Cardi B & the Migos” in Miami and rumours suggest that they are working on bringing them down for a significant international Hip Hop Music festival in India and also doing a collaborating with young Indian artist.Anything is possible for Naief Memon because this lad is a star. He regularly goes out with lots of B-town’s top stars, Producers and Industrialists, and many of them are his family friends, these things are every day for Naief Memon.He is also seen out at parting with B-town celebrities and their kids. He is also a regular at All-Star FC practices and matches every Sunday and seen Playing Football alongside the likes of Dhoni, Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachhan.Naief Memon is distinct kind of Entrepreneur who wants to do something besides business, he wants to promote fresh talents and wants to see Indian artists on Global level, and if this happens, Naief would be the happiest person on Earth.We need young Entrepreneurs like Naief Memon who understands the social responsibilities with their business and it’s great to see how platforms help young talent of India.IBT does not endorse any of the above content. read more
.Gas supply through pipeline connections was an electoral pledge of both Awami League and BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) in the last city corporation polls at Rajshahi. In face of public demand, the city corporation at that time began laying pipelines in a hurry, incurring Tk 1 billion in costs. Then within two years the task came to a halt, within only 40 thousand among a population of 850,000, receiving the facilities.One week prior to the RCC polls on 15 June 2013, the task of laying gas pipelines began. To hurry the work up, floating a new tender was skipped and the old contractor was appointed for further work on the project.AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Awami League candidate and mayor at the time, lost the RCC polls, while BNP candidate Mosaddeq Hossain Bulbul won. Just after two years of the election, the gas connection work was stopped in June 2015. City dwellers say the connections had been given at that time due to political interests and it had been halted now because it serves no political interests.About 9,155 residential houses got gas connections within two years along with eight factories and one CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) station. Around 300 corporate institutions did not get connections while 30 more factories have applied.About 21,000 applications were submitted seeking gas connections and 1,300 demand notes were issued. Nearly 550 domestic consumers had installed the wiring necessary for the pipeline, costing them Tk 40-60 thousand, but they did not eventually receive the connections.A resident at Raninagar in the city, Habibur Rahman, said wiring had cost him Tk 40 thousand, but the gas company was now dillydallying over the connection.Another resident Jalal Uddin from the same area said he spent Tk 35 thousand for the purpose but gas company employees left without setting the connection. Jalal Uddin visited the company several times, but he has simply been asked to wait.The Rajshahi city dwellers have long demanded gas connections. Rajshahi Rokkha Sangram Parishad and Rajshahi Gas Andolan Parishad have led public demonstrations in this regard. Over a hundred thousand people signed a memorandum addressed to the prime minister. People joined in strikes and human chains, demanding gas connections.Both Awami League and BNP pledged to provide pipeline gas during the RCC elections. The present mayor Mosaddeq Hossain Bulbul has claimed that this work has been stalled due to BNP’s victory. If Awami League would have won, it would have continued giving the gas connections, he said.Former mayor Khairuzzaman denied the allegations, saying there was no political reason other than the gas crisis. If it had been so, then connections would not have been provided for two more years after the polls, he added.Jamat Khan, general secretary of Rajshahi Rokkha Sangram Parishad said, gas connection crisis once again proved that the northern region was always neglected. Gas pipelines were laid in Bogra district first, despite Rajshahi being a division city. There are 20 CNG filling stations at Bogra, but Rajshahi faces a crisis.The president of the Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Md Moniruzzaman, said economic development would not be possible in the northern region if industries at Rajshahi did not have gas supply. Only a very few had gas connections.General Manager (Marketing) of Pashchimanchal Gas Company Ltd Kamruzzaman said, everything depended on government decision.According to RCC, about 850,000 people dwell in Rajshahi, while only 40,000 among them have domestic gas connections. read more
Rajnath SinghIndia’s defence minister hinted on Friday that New Delhi might change its “no first use” policy on nuclear weapons, amid heightened tensions with fellow atomic power Pakistan.India committed in 1999 to not being the first to use nuclear weapons in any conflict. Among India’s neighbours China has a similar doctrine but arch rival Pakistan does not.Defence minister Rajnath Singh made the comment on Twitter after visiting Pokhran, the site of India’s successful nuclear tests in 1998 under then prime minister Atal Vajpayee.”Pokhran is the area which witnessed (Vajpayee’s) firm resolve to make India a nuclear power and yet remain firmly committed to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’,” Singh wrote.”India has strictly adhered to this doctrine. What happens in future depends on the circumstances,” Singh tweeted.The statement comes as tensions rise with Pakistan after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government stripped Indian-administered Kashmir of its autonomy, a move sharply condemned by Islamabad.’Stop lying’ Singh’s comments prompted considerable noise in both India and Pakistan, with Pakistan’s minister for human rights Shireen Mazari tweeting that India “need to stop lying”.”India’s claims to NFU ended when on 4 Jan 2003 Indian govt declared it would use nuclear weapons against any (even Chemical or Biological) attack ‘against India or Indian forces anywhere’,” she said.Observers said Singh’s statement is the clearest so far with regards to a change in India’s nuclear doctrine.Vipin Narang, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tweeted it was the “highest level declaration that India may not feel indefinitely or absolutely bound to No First Use.”Singh received support from Subramanian Swamy, a hardliner parliamentarian from Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).”Rajnath is correct as to warn about possible review of Vajpayee’s no first use of n weapons since Pak leadership is more crazed today than in 1998,” he tweeted.”First use is required now on if we get credible evidence that Pak faced with ignominy may go for first strike. We must pre-empt that,” Swamy wrote.This is not the first time that the Modi government has made a statement regarding its nuclear policy.In 2016, then defence minister Manohar Parrikar had expressed his reservations over the “no first use” nuclear policy.Parrikar, who died last year, had said India was a responsible nuclear power and “it would not use it irresponsibly.”A revision to the policy was part of the BJP’s election manifesto in 2014. Then front runner Modi, however, stated that if voted to power, he had no intention of changing the stance.Running for a second term earlier this year, Modi had said his government had called Pakistan’s “nuclear bluff”.”India has stopped getting scared of Pakistan’s threats. Every other day they say, ‘we have a nuclear button.’ What do we have then? Have they kept it for Diwali?”,” he said, referring to a Hindu festival when fireworks are set off. read more
Photo Illustration by LA Johnson/NPR2018 Education Predictions CollageOn the NPR Ed Team, I am what you might call the grizzled veteran. I’ve seen education trends come and go and come again. And go again.You get the idea.In years past, around December, my teammates would often pause by my desk and ask: “What do you think we’ll be covering next year?”I’ve always found this a fun thought exercise, and, at some point, my editor suggested I jot down my answers and share them beyond our cubicles. And so, here are a few predictions for 2018.A quick reminder, though: I don’t have a real crystal ball or a time machine. Just gut instinct, which occasionally fails me.1. DACA will endSince 2012, the federal policy known as DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — has protected roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation. Under DACA, immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children are able to stay, work and get an education. A few months ago, the Trump administration announced it was ending the Obama-era program but left open the possibility that Congress could re-instate it by March 2018.I predict that conservative lawmakers, fearful of looking weak on immigration in an election year, will let DACA die. The reaction of DACA students, especially the 241,000 enrolled in college, will be swift and furious. And though it is unlikely they would be deported immediately or en masse, most will eventually be forced to quit school and surrender their driver’s licenses and work permits.2. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will step downThis is a leap, I know, but, since her turbulent confirmation, DeVos has had a rough time building trust with educators who question her support of public schools. In 2018, her relationship with state education officials will deteriorate and tip the scales against her.Politically, DeVos will grow increasingly irrelevant and isolated, and, by the end of 2018, she will decide to pursue her agenda as a private citizen. President Trump will be too preoccupied with mid-term elections to persuade her to stay.3. Higher education will dominate headlinesThe nation is in a student financial aid crisis, which will only get worse in 2018, especially if Republicans’ tax overhaul hits college students as hard as some predict. And, though there are no prominent court cases pending, many colleges and universities will revisit the hotly contested issue of race’s role in admissions policies.Also, intense news coverage of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace will spread to campuses, where both have been a problem. The focus will be on the predatory behavior of male faculty and administrators.4. After years of modest progress, closing the achievement gap between rich and poor, black and white, will hit a wallWith the federal government now scaling back its oversight of public education, vocal critics of the Education Department under President Obama will have a chance to prove that, when it comes to education, locals know best.But, under the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), efforts to close the achievement gap will suffer. Not only that, one trend will dominate in 2018: the continued segregation of students by race and income and its impact on learning.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share read more
By The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels.In a statement issued Monday, the U.S. military’s Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on Dec. 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on Dec. 16 which killed 28.Map locates Gandarshe, Somalia, where U.S. airstrikes killed al-Shabab extremists; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;All the air attacks were in the Gandarshe coastal area south of the capital, Mogadishu, it said.No civilians were injured or killed in the attacks, it said.All six strikes were carried out in close coordination with Somalia’s government, it said. The airstrikes were “conducted to prevent al-Shabab from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire, and recruit for future attacks,” it said.Al-Shabab uses parts of southern and central Somalia to plot and direct extremist attacks, steal humanitarian aid, extort the local populace to fund its operations, and shelter radicals, said the statement.With these attacks, the U.S. military has carried out at least 46 airstrikes so far this year against al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida and Africa’s most active Islamic extremist group. Al Shabab controls parts of rural southern and central Somalia and continues to stage deadly attacks in Mogadishu and other cities.The U.S. airstrikes have picked up dramatically since President Donald Trump took office and approved expanded military operations in the Horn of Africa nation. Airstrikes also target a small presence of fighters linked to the Islamic State group. read more
By The Associated PressBALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Maryland are investigating a fatal stabbing.A Baltimore Police news release says officers were dispatched to a home around 4 a.m. northeast of the heart of the city.There they found a 54-year-old man with stab wounds. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. His name wasn’t immediately released.Homicide detectives are now probing what happened and seeking the public’s help.
Advertisement Web giant Google has developed a way for people in the same room to share web links by making their laptop emit a special tone.How this works is that a button is placed to the right of Google Chrome’s URL bar, which when clicked emits a tone to share a link to the page which is currently loaded.Anyone who is sitting nearby will receive an on-screen notification with your Google profile name and picture, plus the link you’ve shared. – Advertisement – When clicked, the link opens in a new Chrome tab. However, it can be ignored.“Sometimes in the course of exploring new ideas, we’ll stumble upon a technology application that gets us excited. Google said in a blog post.“Tone is a perfect example: it’s a Chrome extension that broadcasts the URL of the current tab to any machine within earshot that also has the extension installed. Tone is an experiment that we’ve enjoyed and found useful, and we think you may as well.“The first version of Tone was built in an afternoon for fun, but we increasingly found ourselves using it to share documents with everyone in a meeting quickly, to exchange design files back and forth while collaborating on user interface design, and to contribute relevant links without interrupting conversations.”It added that most problems encountered with the service can be solved by simply turning up the volume of the alert tone.“Not every nearby machine will always receive every broadcast, just like not everyone will always hear every word someone says. But resending is painless and debugging generally just requires raising the volume.”At the moment, the plug-in works only with the desktop version of Google’s Chrome browser and keeps your microphone turned on when activated.Via SKY read more