Rival Newspapers Begin to Share Content—Will Magazines Follow

first_imgFor FOLIO:’s 2009 predictions feature (“117 Magazine and Media Predictions for 2009”), Raymond Roker, co-founder and publisher of Urb magazine, predicted that “former foes will share information on clients and prospects.”In the newspaper industry, on the editorial side, this is already happening.There was a story posted on Sunday by the Associated Press (itself a literal product of the idea of newspaper rivals sharing news resources) about how Texas’ Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram—former fierce rivals—have been sharing concert reviews.Their announcement was followed by another one in December, when the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun said they would share resources to cover Maryland. That once-bitter rivals would agree to forge an unholy alliance is a product of the economic downturn, the rise of the Internet, shrinking staffs and slashed travel budgets.Gary Wortel, publisher of the Fort Worth paper, told the AP: “I don’t look at us as competitors anymore.”It’s also a way for newspaper publisher to avoid additional, demoralizing job cuts (although having to make nice with your arch rival can’t be great for morale, either).If newspapers have been pushed to do this, could magazines not be far behind?We’ve seen plenty of magazines restructure to share internal resources (see Time Inc., Source Media, Nielsen et al) but have yet to forge the sort of unholy alliance we’re seeing in newspapers. (In fact, the only one I could come up with in magazine publishing is Fader’s recent pact with the Web site Pitchfork, and that one doesn’t really pool editorial, although it’s not out of the question.) But imagine, for a second, Time and Newsweek—two of the fiercest competitors I can think of in the magazine business, outside of the celebrity category—sharing a reporter covering Sarah Palin in Alaska, for instance (or, more realistically, a local election with national implications). They already link to other on the Web. Why not in print? Alas, I have a feeling both Time and Newsweek would fold before they agreed to share reporting resources. But for other magazines, it might be another concession on the path to survival.last_img read more

VIDEO Selectwoman Candidate Suzanne Sullivan Discusses Her Campaign With WCTV

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Town Moderator Rob Peterson recently interviewed Wilmington Selectwoman candidate Suzanne Sullivan as part of WCTV’s 2019 Candidate Conversations series.Learn about Sullivan’s background in town, her qualifications, why she’s running, what she would bring to the board, and what she feels are the most important issues currently confronting Wilmington.Sullivan is vying for one of the two 3-year seats on the Board of Selectmen at the April 27 Town Election. Sullivan, Rob Fasulo, Mark Maselli, and Daniel Murphy are challenging incumbents Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira.Watch the 9-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/95773508-f454-4e0e-9c15-32042775641a/video.original.mp400:0000:0009:17Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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… RelatedVIDEO: Selectman Greg Bendel Discusses His Re-Election Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”VIDEO: Selectman Candidate Rob Fasulo Discusses His Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”VIDEO: Selectman Kevin Caira Discusses His Re-Election Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”last_img read more

Karnataka turmoil Congress to take legal action against the rebel MLAs

first_img[Representational Image]The future of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka is at stake due to the ongoing political turmoil prevailing in the state after the resignation of 14 MLAs.Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy returned from the US and held meetings with the party leaders of both the Congress and the JD(S) on Sunday (July 7) night. The 13-month-old coalition has faced several hurdles but is still unsuccessful in having a stable government.Although Congress has accused the BJP of poaching its legislators to destabilise the government by offering them money and power, the party leaders are confident of the coalition government completing its term. The Congress party has given an Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha to discuss the political crisis in the state.The Congress troubleshooter and water resources minister DK Shivakumar has also accused the saffron party of the political drama unfolding in the state. He said that the BJP is indulging in ‘Operation Kamala’ to sabotage the coalition. Even though DKS tried to pacify the rebel MLAs to retreat from their resignation, they are adamant on quitting. After submitting their resignations, 10 MLAs from the coalition government left for Mumbai and is camping at Sofitel Hotel.Meanwhile, deputy chief minister G Parameshwara has called all the Congress ministers of the state for a breakfast at his Sadshivnagar residence.last_img read more

Juan Guaidó Says The Moment Is Now To Remove Maduro Sparking Clashes

first_img Share Federico Parra/AFP/Getty ImagesVenezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido is pictured under a national flag during a gathering with supporters after members of the Bolivarian National Guard joined his campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on April 30.Updated at 2:30 p.m. ETJuan Guaidó, Venezuela’s most powerful opposition leader, has declared a start to the “final phase” of the effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro, urging supporters into the streets Tuesday and telling them, “The moment is now!”The call for an uprising set off a cascade of demonstrations in Caracas, increasing clashes and raising the chances that members of Venezuela’s military may face off against each other, depending on where their loyalties lie.Early Tuesday morning, Guaidó released a three-minute video from an air base in eastern Caracas known as La Carlota, in which he described the Venezuelan people’s fight. Flanked by men with helmets and weapons, he discussed ending the “usurpation,” a term he has often used to describe Maduro’s hold on the once-oil rich nation.In the video, Guaidó, 35, also stood near opposition leader Leopoldo López, a prominent politician who led anti-government protests, served jail time and had been living under house arrest.López said he had been released by members of the military and Guaidó. “I’m at the La Carlota Base,” he tweeted. “All to mobilize. It’s time to conquer freedom.”Guaidó told reporters that high-ranking military officers have switched their allegiances to him.Pueblo de Venezuela inició el fin de la usurpación. En este momento me encuentro con las principales unidades militares de nuestra Fuerza Armada dando inicio a la fase final de la Operación Libertad.— Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) April 30, 2019“There are generals, there are lieutenant colonels, there are majors, there are colonels — it’s a reflection of the country,” he said, with Venezuela’s flag blowing in the wind behind him.The opposition figures’ messages quickly raised tensions with Maduro’s government, as demonstrators took to the streets of the capital to support members of the military who joined Guaidó. Some later gathered near the air base in a show of support.Videos from the scene show people running and jumping into vehicles, with military helicopters and motorcycles nearby.Matias Delacroix/AFP/Getty ImagesOpposition demonstrators clash with soldiers loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after troops joined opposition leader Juan Guaido in his campaign to oust Maduro’s government, in the surroundings of La Carlota military base in Caracas on April 30.Motorcycle units from Venezuela’s National Guard, who are loyal to Maduro, arrived at the base and closed its gates. People appeared to tear at the gates and crawl through an opening before being chased away.Journalists on the ground report hearing the echo of gunfire and tear gas canisters being fired down streets, as well as seeing Molotov cocktails. At the scene of a large protest on a highway, one video segment from TV station T13 shows what appears to be a National Guard armored vehicle driving into a crowd of people.📺 #T13Tarde | Tanqueta atropella a manifestantes. Todos los detalles de la crisis que se vive en Venezuela EN VIVO » https://t.co/gdLBTMEBvk pic.twitter.com/1ciMSYeB8K— T13 (@T13) April 30, 2019The U.S. embassy in Caracas is warning U.S. citizens to avoid the public demonstrations and consider sheltering in place.It’s unclear how many members of the military may be siding with Guaidó, and whether he received any assistance from the United States.To avoid confusion amid the chaos that was unleashed Tuesday, armed men loyal to Guaidó in the Altamira neighborhood are using bracelets and blue scarves to identify themselves, a local journalist said.Venezuelan Information Minister Jorge Rodríguez rejected news of a “coup attempt” in his country, saying on Twitter that the government is “deactivating a small number of traitorous military personnel.”Guaidó declared himself Venezuela’s interim president in January, after being sworn in to lead the National Assembly. He has been recognized as the country’s interim president by the United States and dozens of other nations.Maduro has refused to step down from office. And on Tuesday, he issued a stream of tweets including one that invoked “Nerves of steel!” and insisted that forces remain loyal to him.¡Nervios de Acero! He conversado con los Comandantes de todas las REDI y ZODI del País, quienes me han manifestado su total lealtad al Pueblo, a la Constitución y a la Patria. Llamo a la máxima movilización popular para asegurar la victoria de la Paz. ¡Venceremos!— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) April 30, 2019The chaos comes a day before Labor Day, meaning the clashes might continue when most Venezuelans will have the day off from work Wednesday.“This is only the beginning,” Carlos Vecchio, Guaidó’s envoy to the U.S., said at a news conference. Meanwhile, protesters in support of and against the Maduro government gathered outside Venezuela’s embassy in Washington and other capitals Tuesday.Guaidó’s boldest move yet against Maduro quickly prompted leaders in Washington to show their support.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed the start of “Operación Libertad” on Twitter. “The U.S. Government fully supports the Venezuelan people in their quest for freedom and democracy. Democracy cannot be defeated,” he said.Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted, “This is the moment for those military officers in #Venezuela to fulfill their constitutional oath & defend the legitimate interim President.”Rubio posted a video of a “showdown” on a highway. He said Maduro called for armed groups to go to the streets; the senator also said Chinese technicians have helped the Maduro regime take down social media communications.Venezuela’s telecommunications agency ordered Radio Caracas Radio to stop broadcasting after decades of continuous airtime. In response, the station announced it would turn to YouTube and Periscope, adding, “Nos escuchamos en libertad!” — “We hear each other in freedom!”National Security Adviser John Bolton told Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López that Venezuela’s armed forces “must protect the Constitution and the Venezuelan people.”Vice President Pence told Guaidó and his supporters, “Estamos con ustedes! We are with you!”President Trump has been briefed on the developments, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders told reporters.Luis Almagro, general secretary of the Organization of American States, welcomed the military members who joined Guaidó, saying “the fullest support” was necessary for a peaceful democratic transition.Countries who support Maduro, including Cuba, are denouncing the opposition’s calls for an uprising. Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Guaidó and his allies were trying to incite chaos in the public and clashes with armed forces. Russian President Vladimir Putin “paid much attention to the situation” in Venezuela during a meeting with his national security council, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.Maduro began his first presidential term in 2013 and was reelected in January amid allegations of fraud. Under the socialist government, Venezuelans have suffered from shortages of food, medicine and electricity as inflation has soared.“I want a free Venezuela,” a pregnant woman in a wheelchair told a local news outlet. She said she wanted her child to be born in freedom. “I’m tired of this, that’s enough. It’s not fair that we live like this.”This is a developing story. Details may change as more information becomes available.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

Louisville Postgame Notes vs North Carolina

first_img Louisville is 6-14 in the all-time series with North Carolina, which dates back to 1929. The Cardinals are 4-2 at home against the Tar Heels, including a 2-2 record at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville is 3-5 against North Carolina since joining the ACC. The teams split their regular season series with the road team winning both games.TEAM NOTES Louisville is 143-23 all-time at the KFC Yum! Center, which is in its ninth season as the home for the Cardinals. Through its first 22 games this season, Louisville has produced 43 runs of 8-0 or better, including runs of 9-0 and 8-0 in the second half of Saturday’s game with the Tar Heels. The Cardinals were 7-for-9 from the free throw line setting season lows in both categories. Louisville dropped to 2-3 this season when being outrebounded by its opponent after UNC finished with a 49-32 advantage on the glass. The Cardinals connected on 10-of-29 attempts from three-point range marking the eighth time this season they have made 10 or more trifectas. Louisville has attempted 25 or more three-pointers 11 times this season. UofL had three blocked shots on Saturday extending its streak to 291 consecutive games with a blocked shot.PLAYER NOTES Sutton achieved Louisville-career highs in field goals made (7) and attempted (12) as well as three-pointers attempted (8). Sutton also matched a career high by connecting on four three-pointers. In Louisville’s nine ACC games, Sutton has averaged 12.8 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 59.7 percent (43-for-72) from the field. Saturday marked just the third time this season Sutton has led Louisville in scoring. Sutton has reached double figures in scoring 14 times his two seasons with the Cardinals, including 13 this season. With his eight rebounds against UNC, Sutton has totaled eight or more rebounds in nine games this season, including seven of nine ACC contests. Story Links Dwayne Sutton led the Cardinals with 19 points on Saturday, his highest scoring performance in his two seasons playing for Louisville. Cunningham has reached double figures in scoring 10 times this season. The nine assists marked his second highest total of the season behind only the 11 dimes at Georgia Tech on Jan. 19. Cunningham equaled a season high with his 14 field goal attempts. SERIES NOTES Jordan Nwora registered his 29th career double-figure scoring performance, including the 20th this season after totaling 11 points on Saturday. With his eight points against the Tar Heels, Darius Perry delivered his highest scoring performance in ACC action this season and the most points overall since scoring nine against Robert Morris on Dec. 21, 2018.Print Friendly Version Christen Cunningham finished one assist shy of achieving his first double-double after scoring 15 points and dishing out nine assists against the Tar Heels.last_img read more

Facebooks Portal Smart Display Gets ABC News CNN Web Browser Instant Games

first_imgFacebook is expanding the content available to users of is Portal smart display slash video calling device: The company is bringing news content from ABC News and CNN to the device, which can now also be used to browse the web.The launch of a new web browser to Portal will enable users to visit their favorite sites, check out recipes, and even play videos from YouTube. Facebook is also adding its web-based casual Instant Games to the device, allowing users to play “Words with Friends,” “Draw Something,” “Sudoku” and a handful of other titles.Facebook launched Portal in October with an emphasis on video calling: The device, which is available with two screen sizes, comes with an integrated smart camera that automatically focuses on users as they move through the room — something that is supposed to enable more natural video calls. But from day one, Facebook also added apps from a number of content partners, including Food Network, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Newsy. The company also tightly integrated Portal with its own Facebook Watch video service.With Friday’s additions, Portal users will be able to consume additional news content, and also have access to CNN’s Great Big Story video offering. And the company also added a few more video calling features, including additional AR effects. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Samsung Shows Off Foldable Phone With Infinity Flex Display

first_img 4 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Samsung today finally showed off its foldable phone: a device that can convert from a handset to a mini tablet through the use of two displays.The device uses what Samsung calls an Infinity Flex Display and functions like a book. When closed, it resembles a compact smartphone. But open it up for a 7.3-inch flexible display, which Samsung says will support three active apps at once.Samsung did not announce a launch date or pricing, saying only that the Infinity Flex Display will begin mass production in the coming months.”We’ve been living in a world where the size of your screen can only be as large as the device itself,” Samsung VP Justin Denison said at the company’s developer conference in San Francisco. “Well, we’ve just added a new dimension.”It’s a phone… It’s a tablet… It’s a phone that unfolds into a tablet! #SDC18 pic.twitter.com/FgwpJPjqTn— SAMSUNG DEVELOPERS (@samsung_dev) November 7, 2018The company unveiled the device at the event in a bid to entice third-party companies to begin designing apps for the radical new product.Getting that support is crucial. The bending effect means the device will have to change the screen’s aspect ratio when moving from phone to tablet mode. One big backer has already signed on: Google said today that its Android OS will support foldable phones through upcoming user interface changes.The Korean vendor isn’t giving the press a good look at the foldable phone. But in an afternoon session at the conference, Samsung revealed some specs for the concept device. The flexible display inside has a 1,536-by-2,152-pixel resolution, while the smaller “cover display” measures at 4.5 inches and has an 840-by-1,960 resolution.Samsung has also been working with Flipboard on designing its news app to work with the foldable phone technology. During the sesson, Flipboard’s vice president Claus Enevoldsen showed off some of the results. In phone mode, you can scroll through the news app like normal. But when you find a section that catches your interest, you can switch into tablet mode to see more of the content.The ability of the larger display to support three active apps at the same time will be a key feature for the device, Samsung principal engineer Jisun Park said during the session. For instance, you’ll be able to watch a YouTube video, browse the web and see messages from your friends, all on the same screen. (He also noted that when you open the phone, the smaller cover display will shut off.)On the hardware front, Park said his company is still determining the device’s exact specs, so the end product could be different than what Samsung revealed today. “We are still trying to find the best experience as well, so it will evolve,” he added.During the conference, Samsung also previewed other upcoming screen technology that can cover most of the device, and eliminate the intrusive notch for a smaller cutout. That’s good news for anyone who hates a big notch. Outside of manufacturing its own phones, Samsung has also supplied displays to smartphone companies, including Apple.The Korean vendor isn’t the only vendor working on a foldable phone. Huawei is working on one, too. And last week, a little-known startup called Royole also introduced the Flexpai, which it plans on selling in China next month. We had a chance to try it, but weren’t totally sold. Time will tell if Samsung can offer a better take on the technology and convince consumers to buy it.”Samsung needs to focus on perfecting a few killer use cases when a product does come out,” said industry analyst Patrick Moorhead in a tweet. “Spray and pray won’t work here.” November 8, 2018 Register Now »last_img read more