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We need commercial films on gay rights Ayushmann

We need commercial films on gay rights Ayushmann

first_imgNew Delhi: From a virile sperm donor in Vicky Donor to a person suffering from erectile dysfunction in Shubh Mangal Savdhan, and from a blind musician in AndhaDhun to an idealistic cop in Article 15, Ayushmann Khurrana has proved his range has an actor. He is now all set to take his game to the next level, and impress the audience playing a homosexual man in the upcoming Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. The actor says it is important that a film based on gay rights be made in the commercial mainstream space. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaAyushmann, who is currently riding the success of his latest release Article 15, has an interesting slate of four films coming up – Dream Girl, Bala, Gulabo Sitabo and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is an important film in the commercial mainstream space. It is important to make films based on gay rights in the commercial sphere because that way you are not preaching the converted,” Ayushmann said, adding: “You are probably talking to those who have biases against towards homosexuals. We have to reach to the lowest common denominator. They need to watch the film and realise how important it is to give gay people their rights.” The 34-year-old star’s slant at signing quirky roles sees him play a prematurely balding man in Bala. “It’s a great shift. Bala has romance, but it highlights a different issue (baldness). (It is an issue) that 50 per cent men deal with after 30. It’s a prevalent subject and (I wonder) how we missed it till now,” he added.last_img read more

General Assembly President says twoday forum on development fostered progress

General Assembly President says twoday forum on development fostered progress

Assembly President Han Seung-soo of the Republic of Korea said the meeting, which wrapped up today after hearing the views of scores of Member States, fostered “major progress in defining a new development strategy.””Globalization was widely seen as a reality that must be accepted,” he noted. “While it could be a formidable multiplier of growth and prosperity, it also risks widening inequalities and disparities within and among countries.” The President observed that participants had stressed the importance of “humanizing” globalization in order to assist developing countries in integrating into the world economy. According to the President, participants also agreed on the need for a favourable international economic environment to mobilize financial resources. “Attention was also called to the need for improving governance at the national level and creating an environment conducive to investment, both domestic and foreign,” he said. On the issue of information and communication technologies (ICT) for development, Mr. Han said delegates had concurred on the importance of narrowing the digital divide. “Comprehensive national action was viewed as a prerequisite for establishing the necessary capacities and infrastructure to successfully reap the benefits of ICT.”The two-day meeting was held as part of the follow-up to the Assembly’s Agenda for Development, which was adopted in 1997. The Agenda called for holding a dialogue on emerging issues concerning international cooperation for development. read more

Column Breast feeding Nobody tells you about the bleeding nipples

Column Breast feeding Nobody tells you about the bleeding nipples

first_imgSO I’M JUST going to go ahead and say it… Breast feeding ain’t all that. I should know, I’ve done it. Or should I say survived it. Now, with a few weeks of blissful formula-fed perspective under my belt, I feel I can express my opinion and not just my milk.I laugh and shake my head when I think of my pre-baby stance on breast feeding. As a junior doctor working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology I was smugly camped on the “breast is best” bandwagon for years. I pursed my lips and shook my head when pregnant women informed me they weren’t even planning to try breastfeeding. I rhymed off the mantra – all the benefits for mother and baby’s health.When I rounded on tearful mums asking for a bottle for their baby in the postnatal ward I rebuffed their complaints and questions about breast feeding with the stock answers we’d been given by the lactation consultants: “You need to feed on demand”; “Sleep when your baby sleeps”; “Your breasts will make as much milk as your baby needs”; “ It’s not sore if you do it right, if your attachment is right”.Well, I have news for the pre-baby me. It is bloody sore, it is phenomenally exhausting and in a first world country with excellent sanitation you are not going to scar your baby for life if you formula feed.Don’t get me wrong. If breast feeding works for you, great! Well done you! It’s the guilt and condemnation suffered by the deserters that bothers me. Having your first baby is the steepest learning curve I’ve ever been on. Those first few days and weeks, no matter how prepared you are antenatally, can only be described as traumatic.‘I lasted two weeks’Now I’m well used to sleep deprivation – as a junior doctor in our crazy health system I routinely work 30-hour straight shifts and upwards of 70-hour weeks. But breast feeding a hungry baby is sleep deprivation on another scale. Previously after a day and night on call I would come home and collapse into bed (usually still in my clothes) for a 12-hour undisturbed slumber. However breastfeeding doesn’t work like that. The baby doesn’t just sleep when you’re a physical wreck. No-one can just take over for a couple of hours while you doze. You’ve got the boobs. You’re it. Always.No matter what anyone says, it is painful. Those first few moments when the baby latches are excruciating. No matter how good your “attachment technique”, your nipples still crack and bleed. Nobody tells you about the bleeding nipples. No matter what kind of breast pads you use there will be times when you leak – usually in public, or in front of a very embarrassed old man. I lasted two weeks.Last week was National Breastfeeding Week, otherwise known as National Irish Mammy Guilt week. The doctor in me realises the importance of this public health message. With rising obesity levels and obesity having its roots in childhood, it is important to get the ‘breast is best’ message out there. But it’s also important to say to mums for whom it just doesn’t work that it’s OK.Once I started formula feeding, my husband could take a feed or two and this allowed me to sleep, finally. I was much less tearful , crazy and anxious about my little baby after a few hours of undisturbed sleep. Dare I say, it I even started to enjoy her.Listening to a male expert commenting on the radio last week on the importance of breast feeding and how Irish women need to “wake up” and realise they must do it made me laugh. Get back to me when you’ve had the bleeding nipples mate.Siobhan Corcoran is a specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology.Column: Breastfeeding in public is natural, and we need to see it that way>More: Irish breastfeeding rates below European neighbours>last_img read more

Google starts building its own selfdriving cars which have no steering wheel

Google starts building its own selfdriving cars which have no steering wheel

first_imgGOOGLE HAS STARTED building its own self-driving car that it hopes to begin testing as early as this year.“They won’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal… because they don’t need them. Our software and sensors do all the work,” the company said in a blog post Tuesday night.For Google, the car marks a shift away from adapting vehicles made by others in its quest to pioneer individual transport that needs only a stop-and-go function.“It was inspiring to start with a blank sheet of paper and ask, ‘What should be different about this kind of vehicle?’” the post said.Google said it plans to build about 100 prototype vehicles.Later this year its drivers will start testing early versions with manual controls, Google said.“If all goes well, we’d like to run a small pilot program here in California in the next couple of years,” the company said.The top speed of the prototypes will be 25 mph.The San Jose Mercury News called the car a “rounded, almost cuddly-looking two-seater.”The vehicles are battery powered and boast safety features like a flexible windshield and foamlike material covering the front, the paper said.“We took a look from the ground up of what a self-driving car would look like,” Google co-founder Sergey Brin told a conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. He announced the prototypes there Tuesday night.Until now Google has been re-fitting Lexus and Honda cars to work as self-driving ones. Source: Google Self-Driving Car Project/YouTube- © AFP, 2014Read: Google developing ‘Project Tango’ tablet with 3D mapping capabilities >Read: Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time >last_img read more

Angleterre des secousses sismiques dues au forage de gaz de schiste

Angleterre des secousses sismiques dues au forage de gaz de schiste

first_imgAngleterre : des secousses sismiques dues au forage de gaz de schisteSelon un rapport d’experts publié hier, les forages pratiqués dans le nord de l’Angleterre à la recherche de gaz de schiste sont “très probablement” à l’origine des secousses sismiques ayant touché la région en avril et mai dernier.La région côtière anglaise du Lancashire, dans le nord-est du pays, avait enregistré le 1er avril et le 27 mai des secousses sismiques de magnitudes 2,3 et 1,5 sur l’échelle de Richter, rappelle Sciences et Avenir. Plusieurs organisations de défense de l’environnement avaient alors pointé du doigt les forages de gaz de schiste réalisés par la société britannique Cuadrilla dans un puits des environs. À lire aussiDes supporters de foot mexicains déclenchent “un séisme” en célébrant le but de leur équipeEn effet, la technique employée par Cuadrilla est la très critiquée fracturation hydraulique qui consiste à fracturer la roche en y injectant à très haute pression un mélange d’eau et de produits chimiques. La société estime que 5.660 milliards de mètres cubes de gaz de schiste se trouvent dans le bassin du Lancashire, l’équivalent des réserves prouvées du Venezuela.Ainsi, “il est hautement probable que les opérations de fracturation [menées par la société] ont provoqué les réactions sismiques constatées, en raison d’une combinaison de facteurs liés à la nature géologique du site et à la pression exercée par l’eau injectée” sous terre, estime un rapport rédigé par une équipe d’experts européens.Toutefois, “la conjonction de caractéristiques géologiques spécifiques à ce site est rare et ne devrait pas se reproduire à l’avenir sur d’autres puits”, modère le rapport, estimant qu’une secousse sismique de magnitude 3 était “le pire scénario envisageable”. De plus, “les injections d’eau ont lieu à 3 kilomètres sous la surface de la terre, ce qui réduit considérablement le risque que des séismes de magnitude 3 ou moins puissent avoir le moindre impact à la surface”, ont conclu les experts.Le 3 novembre 2011 à 15:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising

first_img Magazines on the other hand, aren’t meant to be widgets. They are club building, membership-thinking, associations of like-minded people reading content of a specific and curated nature. So it makes sense that social networking should be part of the modern “magazine mix”. Social media is a natural extension of the family of magazine products. What is the correlation between the printed magazine’s tumble and the growth of your social network? Is it a meaningful indicator of the magazine media’s transformation from one substrate to another? Here are the facts: Update: MPA’s Mary Berner responded, which Bob Sacks subsequently published on his blog. Her comments: According to Chris Gayomali in Fast Company in a recent article about social networking sites: Here is how those titles play out on the newsstand. Natural Health, ranked 454, makes a bit more than 1 million in revenue annually and is showing year on year (YOY) unit growth in the low single digits. Playboy ranked 132/under 4 million in revenue and GQ 53/over 7 million in revenue are both down in the -20% range YOY based on units sold. Let’s look at this just a little closer and now look at Instagram. In an article from Digiday titled Three magazine publishers winning at Instagram, they suggest, “For publishers Playboy, Natural Health and GQ, for example, Instagram has quickly become an effective new way for them to reach readers as they flip through their phones. Magazine publishers collectively have 20 million followers on Instagram, according to a new report from Magazine Media 360, which analyzed the social media feeds of 166 magazine brands.” My analysis comes down to this—likes are easier to get than selling a magazine on the newsstand. Likes are easier to cajole from a free and easy public than increasing subscription sales. A like has no commitment, no out of pocket expense by the liker, and means nothing to anyone except those who propose to somehow profit from being liked. It is a semi-random click without too much significance by our readers nor does it have long-term merit. It is worth noting that there are several BtoB cases that have been pointed out to me, where publishers are working likes into new revenue streams, but on the whole that is a rarity and not yet common place. So the success on Instagram doesn’t necessarily equate to a more vibrant mothership title. In fact, you might draw the conclusion that there is no relationship between Instagram success and a title’s actual sales vibrancy. While I always appreciate your often thought-provoking point of view, even when it isn’t a positive one, I take exception when the point-of-view is derived from inaccurate information as in your column “Truth In Advertising – Magazine Statistics, Magnet, MIN, and MPA 360”. While you usually call it like it is, in this case, you called it like it isn’t. I thought I would try and discuss the industry’s understandable wish to camouflage the continuous array of bad stats and sublimate them with always positive web-only engagement data. Should we track the engagement factors of the web communities that we create? Yes, of course we should. But will the numbers that we currently track in any way stop or explain the trends of the print side of our business? No, I think not. Will the advertisers finally decide that all the e-shares, e-posts, e-likes and e-replies on the internet and with mobile engagement now qualify print titles for more print advertising dollars? Again, I think not. As I read the most recent chart derived from the 360 numbers in MIN there was not a single negative number of followers  for any magazine, nor was there a difference in the % of Differential in Followers from September to October. So, Bravo to all! Web followers have not gone down in a month and in some cases they have grown considerably. According to the report, there are now mostly positive numbers for the magazine industry. “GQ was an early Instagram adopter, and is now the fourth largest magazine publisher on Instagram with more than 1.2 million followers” Given this set of facts, the MPA Board decided that it was not only misleading, but just plain inaccurate to continue to provide MIN with incomplete data,  which is what paging data is. While the min Boxscores may have been “legendary”, they simply ceased to be accurate. At the same time as we all know, almost every magazine media company still counts on their print editions and not the web for the majority of their revenue. There has been some progress in gaining some web dollars in this exchange, but in most cases, they haven’t come close yet to a print replacement. I believe eventually digital revenue will supplant print as a major revenue source, but clearly not quite yet and at least not yet for most titles. Do these new statistics show a new way of calibrating the industry’s performance? Yes and no. They do show some nice positive statistics, but when you compare those numbers to how the actual print magazines are doing you get a different picture. “The crux of the research suggests that brands are wasting their time, effort, and money on Facebook and Twitter to diminishing returns. ‘A study conducted by (Forrester research) from earlier this year found that posts from top brands on Twitter and Facebook reach just 2% of their followers. Engagement is even more measly: A mere 0.07% of followers actually interact with those posts.'” By the latest reports print sales are down yet again, while the web interaction of our readers is continuing to rise at a rapid pace. Let’s suppose that both trends continue into next year, and that print sales are again down a conservative 7%, while web engagement rises 100%. What conclusions should we draw from this for the magazine industry? Which brings me back to the MagNet report which noted that U.S. magazine newsstand sales fell 27% in third quarter of this year, a larger loss than usual, but for clearly obvious reasons—Source Interlink’s bankruptcy. It worth noting that sales in stores that were uninterrupted in the third quarter by the Source-Interlink bankruptcy were only down 10% in sold units and this it turns out was the newsstand’s best performance, in those stores in the last six years. Now strangers like strangers for little apparent reason other than to befriend another human being or some business from a distance, but not necessarily with any real and understandable close connection. Despite what some politicians say, corporations are not people. And you can’t really like a brick building, a giant warehouse, or industrial mega-makers of things, with the possible exception, so it seems, of Apple Corp. As the most recent MagNet reports came in, I started to ponder other recent changes in reporting on the magazine media industry. You will remember that the Media Industry Newsletter (MIN), which had until recently been chronicling the magazine industry’s ad page performance for almost 70 years, was asked to stop tracking and distributing “sold” ad page data to media professionals with its legendary Boxscores. MIN editor-in-chief Steve Cohn reported that publishers were being discouraged from turning over their numbers as the MPA, the Association of Magazine Media, was getting ready to unveil a new way of calibrating the industry’s performance called Magazine Media 360. Now that the Industry has done away with min’s Boxscore reports, what do we know about the performance of our industry? But what does it say when the sales of your mothership title continues to slide, while your ability to have non-revenue producing social networking numbers continues to rise? “Natural Health has nearly doubled its number of Instagram followers over the last year (they’re currently closing in on 20,000 followers).” And when you consider corporate America’s rabid pursuit of likes by almost every major company in any and all industries, it just further cheapens the value chain of these liked experiences all the more. This pursuit of likes takes a once somewhat meaningful social networking tool and debases the value of all crowdsourcing. This is nothing short of corporate exploitation of the public’s largess and will one day be seen for what it is—the overused saturation of a once pretty good idea, into the open pit of social mining for likes on a wholesale basis. When likes were home grown, organic and intimate they had a real value, but mostly to those who actually knew each other. Here’s a question. What does a “like” mean to your business? Does it mean anything at all? The fact that it is now more important to track “likes” on Facebook, pictures on Instagram, and conversations on Google+ rather than to face the nuts and bolts realities of our publishing businesses’ main revenue streams still seems a bit unusual. I must admit that eventually some of those numbers might be more important than actual print statistics, but not yet and not now, and not the numbers we are collecting. We also now have the ability to track the number of e-shares, e-posts and e-reply’s on any given month. How are ad pages doing? That information is no longer distributed to the professional public at large. We can guess, but we do not know. Is guessing better than knowing? Perhaps in some cases it is. Publishing reports should be transparent and filled with information in order to get a full picture that calibrates the entire industry’s performance. They should include circulation numbers, advertising page counts and also digital metrics, all of which together tell the combined and robust story of our magazine media industry. Leaving out print data deludes no one, while it sends out a defensive note of great corporate discomfort with that part our business, which is, in fact, still the most profitable part of the industry. What we really should be doing is building and tracking the public’s interest on our own sites and apps, instead of someone else’s site. We shouldn’t be the pilot fish feeding off the droppings of sharks; we should be the sharks. For survival we need to have a direct lucrative relationship, with the paying/reading public and not a third-party referred relationship. The report goes on to state: MIN ad page data and Magazine Media 360: Because approximately 80% of advertisers who advertise in magazine media buy across multiple platforms, print ad page metrics are not only anachronistic, but by virtue of  capturing an advertiser’s print activity only, present  an incomplete and therefore inaccurate  picture of a magazine brand’s overall advertising performance. In the old days if a title’s ad pages were up, that meant that advertising in that brand was up. Today, if a title’s ad pages are up, it doesn’t necessarily mean that advertising in that brand is up. And vice versa.  Today, the only way to accurately portray the advertising performance of a particular magazine brand would be to capture the activity across platforms and formats in a given week or month. At this point—there isn’t any way to accurately do that for magazine media or ANY OTHER media for that matter—hence the focus on the one common and comparable currency: CONSUMER DEMAND (which is what Magazine Media 360 captures). I can also  say with confidence that the Magazine Media 360 report isn’t an “attempt to camouflage the continuous array of bad stats and sublimate them with always positive web-only engagement data.” Instead, if you take the time to  look at the data, you will see that it is hardly a rose- colored- glasses- perspective on the industry, but rather  a remarkably transparent and dynamic set of third-party data that tracks the ups and, yes,  downs  (in October over 35 titles are down) of consumer demand across print, digital, web, and video  for magazine media. As you rightly pointed out, it is too early to extrapolate revenue assumptions from this data because these are still early days for digital and the jury is still out as to which ad/consumer revenue mixes will be successful for the long-term. That said, it is crystal clear that in the wild west of multi-platform/format media, consumer demand is not only the only proxy for current and future vitality—it is the ONLY comparable currency across media. I can’t speak to what min is attempting to do with the social media chart which, I’ll note again, you mistakenly attributed to and conflated with Magazine Media 360, but with regard to your suggestion that we “really should be building and tracking the public’s interest on in our own sites”, we at MPA couldn’t agree more and THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT MAGAZINE MEDIA 360 DOES. Advertisers will always go where the readers are, and we are proving in no uncertain terms that many of our readers are engaged and on-line, that they are very active and in continuously growing numbers using other than our apps and web sites in ever greater numbers. It seems clear to me that the more time our readers spend with our ancillary web products, the less time they spend with our original major revenue producing print magazines. And that is a real business conundrum. “Playboy is another ‘inherently visual’ brand whose content has translated well onto Instagram. It’s currently the third most popular magazine publisher on the platform at 1.6 million followers. ” He goes on to say, “Basically, if your brand is looking for engagement on social media you’re probably better off turning your attention away from giant networks like Twitter and Facebook. This is especially true if you’re trying to engage fans on Twitter, where context is lacking and being funny is hard.” MIN Social Media report: The most recent chart was most decidedly NOT “derived from the 360 numbers” and has nothing whatsoever to do with the Magazine Media 360 report or MPA.  In fact I agree with you that the chart (and using social media activity as a proxy for brand vitality or claiming any insight based on this kind of data) is silly at best, and misleading at worst. I have stated several times in these pages that I fully understand the need, desire and hope to change the topic of conversation from one of negativity about print to an industry statement that is about quantifiable and provable growth. The new metrics indeed do show web engagements with magazine media brands and a positive track of capturing our reader’s web/mobile leisure time. But we haven’t monetized those captured readers. In most cases, although there are some exceptions, we haven’t yet as an industry found a way to make the digital leap and monetize our web successes.last_img read more

Glass review M Night Shyamalans superheroes arent what you expect

Glass review M Night Shyamalans superheroes arent what you expect

first_img TV and Movies Tags 2019 movies to geek out over Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers.  Share your voice 1center_img 77 Photos Comment You know what to expect from a superhero movie, right? Punching. Colorful costumes. Skyscrapers crumbling. More punching.Not if M. Night Shyamalan has anything to say about it.To say the storyline of Shyamalan’s superhero team-up Glass is unexpected would be an understatement. It’s less like a square-jawed superhero and more like Kevin Wendall Crumb, the villain with multiple personalities introduced in another Shyamalan offering, Split. It’s fragmented, contradictory, frustrating and wildly unpredictable. Like many horror fans, I love to follow a writer’s logic and guess what’s going to happen next. Through years of watching movies, I’m usually not far off. But I was taken by surprise when I watched Glass, open in theaters worldwide now. Enlarge ImageSamuel L. Jackson is Mr. Glass. Jessica Kourkounis/Universal Pictures Glass is a sequel to both Split and Shyamalan’s 2000 movie Unbreakable. Twenty years ago, we were introduced to David Dunn, played by Bruce Willis, who was the lone survivor of a devastating train crash. A kooky comics fan played by Samuel Jackson tried to convince Dunn he had superpowers, but in the final moments of the movie, Dunn realized the man who called himself Mr. Glass also fancied himself as a comic book character: a supervillain. In Split, James McAvoy introduced Kevin Wendell Crumb and his 23 unique personalities. In Glass, these three extraordinary individuals are thrown together, their fates intertwined as Crumb and Dunn become pawns in the game of Mr. Glass.You won’t see buildings collapse or crowds of people running away in fear. Instead, Shyamalan plays around the gray area between humanity and superpower — and delusion. Both the characters and the audience are teased with ambiguity about the powers of these individuals. You might find yourself pondering whether it’s their unusual skills or their moral convictions that make them heroes or villains, but it’s not a question the film shows much interest in.I can’t say much without spoilers, but Glass will keep you guessing. While promising superhistrionics, it takes our three heroes to a secure ward where they’re treated by Sarah Paulson’s psychiatrist. It would be easier to buy into the psychological battle of wits that follows if the psych hospital was even vaguely realistic. The eye-rollingly lax security undermines the tension of the story.GlassEnlarge ImageSamuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy and Bruce Willis in Glass.  Universal Pictures/Jessica Kourkounis Jackson and Willis don’t have much to do, so it’s a testament to their sheer presence that they still hold the attention every time they’re on screen. But McAvoy almost runs away with the movie as he cycles between funny and scary and sympathetic personalities each second. One thing other superhero movies can learn from Glass is that you don’t need wall-to-wall CG to create compelling comic characters. It’s stunning to see McAvoy transform from nervy child to incredible hulking psychopath with just a roll of his formidable trapezoids, putting CG-enhanced characters to shame. Meanwhile, Shyamalan plays with the format and familiarity of superhero movies while throwing in a few of his signature swerves. The fights, in particular, are artfully shot, although you might expect more of them. That’s the dangerous game Shyamalan plays in Glass: you can only tease audiences with promises of superhero action if you deliver something even more interesting.And Glass doesn’t always succeed.The climax feels drawn out and short on stakes, especially as the secondary characters are just sort of there. It’s nice to see Anya Taylor-Joy return from Split, and there’s a genuine charge in seeing the now fully grown Spencer Treat Clark alongside footage of him as a vulnerable child in Unbreakable. But these characters aren’t very active in driving the slight story along.The ending is frustrating — I felt as if a huge rock was pressing down on my chest when the credits rolled. However, it also triggered my imagination on what may happen if there’s a next film, and I started guessing again. I have a strong feeling this may become a universe of its own, but vastly different from Marvel and DC stories. Shyamalan’s characters hit close to home — they’re not born of lab accidents, alien planets or advanced technology, they become who they are because of pain and hardship. If there’s anything superhuman about them, it’s their fight against their own flaws. I promised a spoiler-free review, so I’ll leave everything to your imagination. But before you close this window, let me ask you a philosophical question: Would you prefer a world with superhumans or the world we have right now?  Movie reviewslast_img read more

2020 Nissan Versa Still Americas least expensive new car

2020 Nissan Versa Still Americas least expensive new car

first_img 2019 Nissan Altima review: Better dressed with better tech 2020 Nissan Versa loses the frump, gains tech Comment • Apr 19 • Check out the gory details in Honda’s IIHS crash-tested HR-V Apr 19 • Acura MDX PMC Edition is a hand-assembled SUV in brilliant red paint New York Auto Show 2019 New York Auto Show 2019 Nissan See All Tags 1 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box More From Roadshow reading • 2020 Nissan Versa: Still America’s least expensive new car? 2020 Nissan Versa first drive: 15% more price, 100% more car 25 Photos Where the outgoing Versa appeared lumpen and looked like it was standing on tiptoes, the new Versa’s design fits right into the company’s lineup, sitting lower, wider and spanning longer than its forebear. Indeed, with its more angular headlamps bookending a stronger V-Motion grille, as well as its floating C-pillar treatment, the 2020 Versa looks a lot like a shrunken Altima. In other words, the Versa now looks substantially better proportioned and upscale.These days, automakers have been finding selling new sedans to be increasingly tough sledding. More and more consumers are defecting from traditional three-box four-doors in favor of crossover SUVs, regardless of size and price. At a time when companies such as Ford are abandoning many traditional passenger-car sales segments, Nissan appears to be doubling down on new sedan models like this Versa, as well as the aforementioned Altima and forthcoming Sentra replacement. “As other nameplates exit the field, we see a real opportunity to build our segment-leading market share and nurture this crucial group of new-car buyers,” said Claudia Marquez, Nissan North America’s vice president of sales, in a statement. The 2020 Versa should be a better performer, too. The new model is powered by a 1.6-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine delivering 122 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque (that compares favorably to today’s car’s 109 hp and 107 pound-feet out of the same-size powerplant). A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable transmission will be available.Enlarge ImageIt looks like the Versa’s interior has significantly stepped up its game. High time. Nissan Company officials have reportedly already revealed that the automaker will no longer offer the Versa Note model going forward, so if you’re looking for an inexpensive Nissan with a hatchback, dealers are likely to point you to the company’s surprisingly fun-to-drive Kicks crossover. Hopefully some of that model’s dynamic DNA is encoded in this new Versa, too, as both are built atop the same V platform.Given this Versa’s slinkier proportions, it will be interesting to see how successfully Nissan has managed to package the interior and cargo area of the new model. The departing Versa has a positively massive back seat and trunk for its class — larger than many class-above vehicles — and preserving those values could be key to its success. Based purely on these first pictures, the Versa’s cabin may benefit from a total overhaul most of all, both aesthetically and technologically. There’s a new “Gliding Wing” instrument panel like the Versa’s Altima and Maxima big brothers, and standard features will include keyless entry, push-button ignition and power windows. A 7-inch touchscreen audio system is also standard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility will be available, alongside niceties such as heated front seats and automatic climate control.2020-nissan-versa-new-york-auto-show-7Enlarge ImageThe old Versa had weird funhouse-mirror proportions, but this new one is sleeker and straight ahead. Nissan Another big focus for the 2020 Nissan Versa appears to be upgraded safety equipment — particularly advanced driver assist systems. All models will receive standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and rear automatic braking, as well as lane departure warning and high-beam assist. Intelligent cruise control, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and a basic driver alertness monitoring system will be optional. LED headlights will accompany higher trim levels, as well.The new V Platform that underpins this Versa should help improve its crash-test performance, too. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rates the current model at four stars overall, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and its tougher battery of crash tests rate today’s model’s small overlap front driver-side performance as Poor. (The model’s passenger-side performance has not been rated.)2020 Nissan VersaEnlarge ImageEveryone’s garage is this clean and uncluttered, right? Nissan If all of the new equipment on this new 2020 model sounds difficult to reconcile with the Versa’s historic title as the lowest price new car sold in the US, you’re on the same page with Roadshow’s braintrust. The outgoing 2019 Versa starts at $12,360 plus $895 for delivery, substantially undercutting even Mitsubishi’s hapless Mirage hatchback ($13,795 plus $995 delivery). Simply put, it seems unlikely that this much more richly contented Versa will be able to be priced so aggressively. In fact, we think it seems unlikely to hold onto its most-affordable pricing crown. That said, the 2020 Nissan Versa does look to be a much better vehicle, and likely a better overall value.The new Versa goes on sale this summer. In the meantime, be sure to bookmark Roadshow in your browser — we’ll have in-person coverage of this new Nissan as well as a flood of other interesting new models, beginning next week, from the New York Auto Show floor. May 29 • 2020 Ford Escape: Everything there is to know It’s not often that a new car debuts at a music festival, but that’s exactly the case with this 2020 Nissan Versa. The all-new entry-level sedan is taking to the stage at Fort Lauderdale’s Tortuga Music Festival this weekend alongside artists such as Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and Sheryl Crow. Exactly what this small four-door has in common with Flo Rida or Elle King isn’t quite clear, but apparently the Nissan will be unveiled in middle of a surprise performance from an unnamed country music star before it heads to next week’s New York Auto Show.On sale since 2012, It’s fair to say that today’s Nissan Versa sedan has sold primarily on the strength of its low sticker price and a surprisingly capacious cabin and trunk — not on virtues such as its appearance or tech. Indeed, any model that manages to earn the title of “Least Expensive New Car In America” is highly unlikely to sell based on desirability or features — it’s often simply the choice of consumers looking for the most affordable ride they can get with a new-car warranty. One look at this new 2020 Versa, however, suggests that Nissan is feeling much more ambitious about this third-generation model’s fortunes. Not only is it packed with significantly more technology than before, it looks altogether more dynamic than its homely predecessor. Apr 19 • Volkswagen’s US CEO says around $25,000 would be a smart price for a small pickup Sedans Share your voice Nissanlast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly September 1 2014

Alaska News Nightly September 1 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioMallott, Walker Talk of Joining ForcesSteve Heimel, APRN – AnchorageThe deadline for making candidacy changes for the November general election ballot is tomorrow and talks have reportedly been going between Democrat Gubernatorial nominee Byron Mallott and independent candidate Bill Walker about a possible unity ticket. Just how that would be done and what would become of running mates Craig Fleener and Hollis French remains to be seen. The Mallott campaign said the media can expect some sort of availability Tuesday.Change Coming to Lower Kuskokwim School DistrictDaysha Eaton, KYUK – BethelStudents returned to classes recently across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.  Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Jacob Jensen says change is on the horizon for the district with the largest number of rural students in the state.Freedom Summer Marks 50th AnniversaryAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageThis year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, when civil rights activists from across the United States joined together to register black voters in the Deep South. It was a summer marred by violence and filled with hope for much of the country. But in Alaska,things were different.Forecasters Keeping Eye Out for an El NinoDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksWeather forecasters have their eye out for an El Nino this fall and winter. The equatorial Pacific Ocean warming has been observed in its early stages this summer.  National Weather Service Alaska region climate science and services manager Rick Thoman is tracking conditions that signal El Nino.Complaints Filed Against Statewide Public OfficialsShady Grove Oliver, KBBI – HomerThree Kenai Peninsula residents have filed complaints with the Alaska Public Offices Commission against statewide public officials for failure to disclose gifts.Heat Pumps Tap Ocean’s Thermal Energy Robert Woolsey, KCAW – SitkaUsing seawater to heat large buildings in Alaska is no longer a pipe dream.Andy Baker, an engineer with YourCleanEnergy LLC, helped design an ocean-sourced heat pump system for the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward which will pay back the community’s investment in less than nine years — just in fuel savings. Baker spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce this week about practical applications for a technology that has quickly moved from theory into reality.Ketchikan Welcomes New US CitizensLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanEighteen Ketchikan residents became U.S. citizens a few days ago. The ceremony took place in the courtroom of Ketchikan’s historic downtown federal building.last_img read more

Sarang Patil making an impact in the world of fashion

Sarang Patil making an impact in the world of fashion

first_imgSarang PatilPR HandoutFinding your passion is easy; pursuing it with all you have got, not so much. Especially when it is fashion you are in love with, a rather unconventional choice that not many give everything else up for. Sarang Patil, a fashion enthusiast, has however dared to do what not many do and go after his dreams full time.Sarang Patil is a successful fashion blogger and a popular social media influencer. His journey started when he appeared in GQ 2014 as best dressed men in India. After working in fashion industry as freelance stylist, Sarang’s style caught up many a celebrity eyes, he has collaborated with luxury brands Armani, Burberry, Dior, Ferrari etc. In 2014 Sarang was identified as the top blogger In India .Sarang has a laid back style that he constantly experiments with. “I don’t go all Met Gala with my fashion style, but I still make a statement,” he says with a laugh. Putting different pieces of clothing together and pulling them off with confidence is his secret.He has also quite a few men’s styling and grooming workshops under his belt. His big fan base loves his regular guidance and tips that he shares with them. Sarang’s blog, is quite popular among youngsters from all over the country who turn to it for the latest fashion updates, and styling and grooming tips.Sarang’s blog is complete guide for today’s men in India. From fashion and grooming accessories to automobiles and technology, Sarang’s blog covers all aspects lifestyle.last_img read more

AG Paxton Sues EPA For A Second Time This Week Over Environmental

AG Paxton Sues EPA For A Second Time This Week Over Environmental

first_imgTom PenningtonSteam rises from the stacks at the Martin Lake Coal-Fired Power Plant in Tatum, TX March 30, 2011.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday joked about suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency one last time before President Obama leaves office this week.On Wednesday, he did it again.A day after suing the EPA over a coal rule, the Republican asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review another regulation aimed at curbing hazy conditions in national parks and wilderness areas in Texas and surrounding states. It requires states to craft plans about how to go about doing so.Paxton said the rule, which took effect last week, gives federal land managers powers they don’t have under federal clean air laws — namely to certify visibility impairments.“This rule is both out of compliance with the law and clear abuse of discretion by the Obama administration,” Paxton said in a statement. “This is yet another midnight attempt by the Obama administration to grab power that Congress has not given to it.”Since Obama took office in 2009, Paxton and his predecessor, Gov. Greg Abbott, have sued the federal government about 50 times. Many of the lawsuits target environmental regulations.President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to repeal at least some of those rules. This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2017/01/18/ag-paxton-sues-epa-second-time-week/. Sharelast_img read more

Gold Coast accommodation provider scores gold with games discount

Gold Coast accommodation provider scores gold with games discount

first_imgGold Coast accommodation provider scores gold with games discountONE of the few Gold Coast accommodation providers to offer a discount during the 2018 Commonwealth Games period has been rewarded with a gold rush of bookings.Surfers Paradise-based Holiday Holiday has been inundated by Games goers keen to secure an accommodation base for the massive 12-day event next April.Holiday Holiday director Lee Lee Goh said more than half of the boutique luxury accommodation provider’s 100 self-contained apartments in Surfers had been snapped up since their Games availability went live on June 24.Ms Goh said Holiday Holiday timed the release of all its apartments to coincide with the recent launch of Commonwealth Games event ticket sales.“We offered a 10 per cent discount off our Games rate for those guests who booked before July 1, and that was received exceptionally well,” she said.“The response has most definitely exceeded our expectations and we only have about 40 apartments left during that period.”Ms Goh said most of the bookings had come from NSW-based visitors, with some from Victoria, South Australia and New Zealand.“We’ve also received a large group booking of 10 apartments from an ACT Government department,” she said.“Bookings are already particularly heavy for the week leading up to the athletics finals and the closing ceremony on April 15.”Ms Goh said Games goers had embraced Holiday Holiday’s seven-night minimum booking requirement, with most set to check in for up to 10 nights and planning to experience more than the Commonwealth Games during their stay.“We are really keen to promote the wider Gold Coast during this period and to be ambassadors for this region by encouraging our Games guests to explore the city’s natural and man-made attractions when they are not soaking up the action and excitement of GC2018,” she said.“Holiday Holiday is looking forward to welcoming our Games visitors and ensuring they have everything they need during this once-in-a-lifetime experience on the Gold Coast.”The apartment booking bonanza came as Queensland Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones implored local accommodation providers to release all their rooms when ticket sales kicked off.ABOUT HOLIDAY HOLIDAYHoliday Holiday manages more than 100 luxurious apartments in Surfers Paradise deluxe buildings including Chevron Renaissance, Circle on Cavill, Soul Surfers Paradise, and the H Residences above Hilton Surfers Paradise. It offers guests some of the most lavish accommodation options on the Gold Coast, for a fraction of the price.With a strong family and couple luxury holiday custom, Happy Holiday’s service level, facilities and convenient locations of its apartments also make an ideal accommodation option and base for corporate travellers.Holiday Holiday provides personalised grocery shopping, information and assistance on tours and sights, entertainment and attraction as well as car rental and airport transfers.For more information, to view apartments or to book, visit www.holidayholiday.com.auSource = Holiday Holidaylast_img read more

NAR June ExistingHome Sales Saunter Back

NAR June ExistingHome Sales Saunter Back

first_img July 20, 2011 434 Views Despite a forward leap by prices, a surge in contract cancellations led to a sudden easing in existing-home sales over June, according to a “”National Association of Realtors””:http://www.realtor.org/ (NAR) report. Analysts at the trade association placed blame for the lax numbers at the feet of wary lenders and continuing economic uncertainties.[IMAGE]””With record high housing affordability conditions thus far in 2011, we’d normally expect to see stronger home sales,”” Ron Phipps, president of “”NAR””:http://www.realtor.org/ and broker-president of Rhode Island-based “”Phipps Realty””:http://www.phippsrealty.com/, said in a statement. “”Even with job creation below expectations, excessively tight loan standards are keeping many buyers from completing deals. Although proposals being considered in Washington could effectively put more restrictions on lending, some banking executives have hinted that credit may return to more normal, safe standards in the not-too-distant future, but the tardiness of this process is holding back the recovery.””According to the report, upward-bound sales across regions like the South and Midwest contrasted with dips in the Northwest and Northeast, alongside a steadily slacking condo sector and moderate stabilization in single-family home sales. Dropping 0.8 percent in June, totals for single-family town homes, condominiums, and coops crested at a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.77 million after plunging from 4.81 million in May. The totals linger at 8.8 percent below 5.23 million units since June ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô the scheduled closing deadline for the home buyer tax credit.Across all housing sectors, the national median for existing-home prices emerged at $184,300 last month, striking upward at a rate of 8.0 percent. Selling at low discounts, foreclosures and short sales translated to signal a slight dip in sales to the tune of 30 percent, down from 31 percent in May and 32 percent in June.According to the statement, 3.77 million existing homes went up for sale at the end of June, reflecting a 3.3 percent increase for a 9.5-month supply, a few percentage points above a 9.1 percent month supply last May.[COLUMN_BREAK]””Home sales had been trending up without a tax stimulus, but a variety of issues are weighing on the market including an unusual spike in contract cancellations in the past month,”” said Lawrence Yun, “”NAR””:http://www.realtor.org/ chief economist. “”The underlying reason for elevated cancellations is unclear, but with problems including tight credit and low appraisals, 16 percent of “”NAR””:http://www.realtor.org/ members report a sales contract was canceled in June, up from 4 percent in May, which stands out in contrast with the pattern over the past year.””””Pending home sales were down in April but up in May, so we may be seeing some of that mix in closed sales for June,”” Yun added. “”However, economic uncertainty and the federal budget debacle may be causing hesitation among some consumers or lenders.””Walter Molony, a spokesperson for the “”NAR””:http://www.realtor.org/, offered up surprise over the pale trends for existing-home sales. “”We’re surprised to see recent data because the consensus was we’d see a low-point in May,”” he says.He attributes the bumpy road for contracts and existing-home sales to “”a lot of economic concerns,”” including sputtering job growth and fears over a default by the federal government on its debt. He tacks on low lending volume as another underlying reason.””The single biggest problem right now is tight credit,”” Molony says. “”We normally expect to see stronger sales and we project that underwriting standards from a decade ago would put existing-home sales at 15 to 20 percent.””He cites past lender behavior, such as due diligence, creditworthiness, and the willingness by lenders to consider more than credit scores. “”Lenders need to get back into the business of lending,”” he says.Phipps added that “”[s]ome lenders are placing lower loan limits on current contracts in anticipation they may not close before the end of September. As a result, some contracts may be getting canceled because certain buyers are unwilling or unable to obtain a more costly jumbo mortgage.””Adding to questions about home sales, on Monday “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ released its monthly Economic and Housing Market Outlook, forecasting an upward trend in home sales that would send them above the figures for last year by as much as 3 to 5 percent. The “”NAR””:http://www.realtor.org/ statement coupled this data with other figures released by the mortgage giant, which posted 4.51 percent for 30-year conventional fixed-rate mortgages in June, a fall from 4.64 percent the month before.According to its Web site, the “”NAR””:http://www.realtor.org/ represents 1.1 million realtors involved in the commercial and residential real estate industries. in Data, Origination, Servicing NAR: June Existing-Home Sales Saunter Backcenter_img Agents & Brokers Freddie Mac Home Prices Home Sales Lenders & Servicers National Association of Realtors Processing Service Providers 2011-07-20 Ryan Schuette Sharelast_img read more

Experts Discuss New Realities of Compliance

Experts Discuss New Realities of Compliance

first_imgExperts Discuss New Realities of Compliance Compliance Five Star Institute Regulation 2014-09-18 Seth Welborn September 18, 2014 891 Views Sharecenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News, Servicing With the mortgage industry becoming more heavily regulated in the last four to five years, those who work within the industry have had to place an increased emphasis on compliance. But compliance does not come without a steep price—it takes a great deal of time, effort, and money.That was the issue at hand as several experts gathered on stage at the Compliance Lab in the Five Star Conference on September 15 to discuss “The Costs and Consequences of Compliance.”The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was formed after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act in 2010 to be a watchdog for the industry, has acted swiftly and some believe harshly to punish those servicers who are found to be in violation of lending regulations.Whether industry professionals believe CFPB’s punishments are harsh or not, they all agree on one thing—servicers are aware of CFPB’s presence and therefore on guard to make sure their businesses comply with regulations.”Everyone’s familiar with the Sherwin-Williams logo, a can of paint covering the earth,” Don Lampe of Morrison & Foerster told the audience. “I think of the CFPB as the Sherwin-Williams of regulators.”One of the things that has made compliance costly and difficult to execute is the sheer number of statutes that have either been passed or are in the works.”You’d be surprised out how complex some of the states are,” said Maria Moskver, chief compliance officer for the Walz Group, which prominently features on the home page of their website the slogan “Compliance is mandatory. The pain is not. “Moskver said states are constantly introducing new bills that complicate the issue, but many of them are simply revisions.”They’re not new requirements,” she said. “They’re just adjusting them any way they can.”One of the panelists, Michael Greenbaum of Safeguard Properties, said he needs to see proof of compliance in order to believe it. And in order for your business to be completely compliant, it needs to have the right controls in place, he said.”When it comes to compliance, you can say you do it, but I’m not going to believe you until you show me that you’ve done it,” Greenbaum said.Marc Hinkle of Mortgage Contracting Services, another panelist, said the process is “on steroids” compared to what it was even a couple of years ago.”We have to have a tremendous amount of documentation prepared to respond to all of the questions that we’re asked in the audits,” Hinkle told the audience. “There has to be input from many different groups in the organization. It’s a very rigid process. Without the documentation, you really can’t answer their questions.”Lampe provided an analogy to illustrate the enormous percentage of a business’s resources that are being used in compliance.”How many in the audience feel like you’re a compliance company that performs real estate on the side?” he asked the audience, to which they responded with a chuckle.Regulators such as CFPB require a single point of contact (SPoC) for every delinquent borrower, which in a perfect world would streamline compliance and make it easier – but instead, the SPoC was in reality “a brilliant idea that was completely unmarketable,” one of panelists, Barry Hays of Televoice, told the audience.”If a SPoC agent is on a 15 to 20 minute call with a borrower seeking a loan modification and two other borrowers assigned to that SPoC call in, they either have to wait on hold for a lengthy span of time, leave a voicemail, or be transferred to another agent, defeating the design of SPoC,” Hays said. “Consequently, SPoC implementations often do not accomplish the purpose for which SPoC was designed. To be in compliance with the SPoC requirements, many servicers have overstaffed to reduce the ratio of loans to SPoC agents.  That improves performance, but it’s not economically viable over the long haul.  The solution has to be in rethinking telephony and workflow systems to build in greater efficiency for SPoC agents. New call management solutions that are specifically designed for SPoC can greatly improve effective contact between borrowers and their assigned SPoCs.”Hays suggested technology to support the SPoC that would keep comprehensive data for each time the borrower contacted the SPoC, and it would include information such as the time the borrower spent on hold waiting for the SPoC, how many voicemails were left, and details on what was discussed during the interaction between the two. Such data would allow the servicers to defend themselves should the borrower complain to CFPB, Hays said.”As with other compliance issues, SPoC is a critical operational requirement that servicers must address,” Hays said. “The consequences of non-compliance can be pretty painful.”last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Emirates latest Boeing

Go back to the enewsletter Emirates latest Boeing

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterEmirates’ latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class product will operate between Dubai and Vienna on a daily basis from 1 December 2018. Austria will be one of the first few countries in the world to be served by Emirates’ Boeing 777 aircraft with fully enclosed private suites inspired by Mercedes-Benz.Emirates flies to Vienna twice daily and both flights will be operated by its flagship products – the iconic A380 and Game Changer Boeing 777 product – underscoring its commitment to the market since 2004. It also means customers travelling to or from Vienna can enjoy the latest Emirates products regardless of which of the two daily flights they opt for.With floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and sleek design features, Emirates’ new private suites on the Boeing 777 take luxury and privacy to the next level. Offering up to 3.7 square metres of personal space each, these spacious, fully-enclosed private suites are laid out in a 1-1-1 configuration.The new suites were designed with customer comfort in mind as the seats recline into a fully flat bed and can be placed in a “zero-gravity” position inspired by NASA technology, giving a feeling of relaxation and weightlessness. The aircraft also boasts the industry’s first virtual windows for suites located in the middle aisle. These virtual windows project the view from outside the aircraft using real time camera technology. In the other suites, binoculars are available for customers who want to explore the sky outside their windows. Customers in each suite can easily communicate with the cabin crew or request room service through a new video call function.From First Class through to the Business and Economy Class cabins, the latest Emirates 777 aircraft boasts multi-million dollar features that include newly-designed seats and upgraded inflight entertainment systems in all cabins, giving customers an unmatched travel experience regardless of which cabin they are in.The Business Class seats are inspired by the interior of a modern sports car, and feature an ergonomically designed headrest with a sleek overall look and feel. It has touchscreen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment system, several personal lighting options, privacy panels between seats, a shoe stowage area, footrest, and a personal mini-bar.The Economy Class cabin features a colour palette of soft greys and blues. The ergonomically designed seats come with full leather headrests that have flexible side panels and can also be adjusted vertically for optimum support.Travellers can enjoy the new Boeing 777 product on flight EK125 departing Dubai at 16:50hrs, arriving in Vienna at 20:00hrs. The return flight EK126 leaves Vienna at 21:55hrs, arriving back at Dubai International Airport at 06:35hrs the following day.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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