3D Issue Releases New Version of its Software

first_imgMaking It WorkTarget Publishing, a UK-based publisher of 21 trade and consumer magazines, has been working with 3D Issue for more than four years and has recently switched to the new version. Managing director David Cann says his company plans to leverage the PressJack tool to allow consumers to pull web content from its various magazines—covering topics such as health, education, food, and sports—to create a personalized issue, including regionalized content and advertising.“The consumer will now be in charge of the content that they want,” says Cann. “That allows us to be very targeted with their advertising, by knowing the content that they want to pull. This is important in terms of seeing what the future is and our ability to develop our business further.” Cann expects this capability, along with the interactive features made possible through HTML5 technology, will accelerate digital revenues—already up 100 percent year-on-year for the past five, with digital editions comprising 80 percent. According to Cann, a 100-page magazine may take 15-20 minutes to embed into the tool. He says, “You don’t need to have a technical expert to use this software. We’ve home grown our skills. We didn’t go out and find a developer, we had someone internally who had an interest in this area.” The software can be licensed for $449 and is available for a 30-day trial. By now it’s become clear that HTML5 warrants serious consideration among magazine publishers hoping to keep pace with the vast changes in the way audiences consume media. Those trying to stay or break ahead of the curve have already taken steps, large and small, toward its adoption. But for many publishers, implementation of the standard—still under development—poses a serious burden to staffs who may not have the necessary resources or training to invest in the switch.In light of these concerns, digital publishing software 3D Issue has released its version five, which promises to deliver all the features of Flash—hyperlinks, videos, sound—by converting PDFs into HTML5 digital editions that can be read on any desktop, tablet or mobile device “all in one go,” without the need for readers to scroll or zoom.“All you have to do is select the devices you want to output your publications to and click publish,” says Paul Mc Nulty, managing director of 3D Issue.Version five also includes a tool called PressJack, which allows publishers to create a digital magazine by pulling content from their web pages, blogs, and RSS feeds into a digital magazine. Mc Nulty says the PressJack is the first tool on the market to bring the “maggregator” technology—as used by apps such as FlipBoard, Zite or OnSwipe—beyond the iPad and into a publisher’s control. While this component of version five is still based in Flash, Mc Nulty says the tool will be HTML5-enabled by March 1. last_img read more

2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The Transfiguration

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The following two children were baptized and joined the Parish of  the Transfiguration on Sunday, August 18, 2019:Nicholas Joseph RichardsonIsabella Maria RizzoCongratulations to these children and their families.(NOTE: List is from the latest St. Thomas/St. Dorothy church bulletin. The cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography.)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… Related4 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”2 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”5 Children Baptized At The Parish Of The TransfigurationIn “Community”last_img read more

Who is Noel Tata Ratans halfbrother joins Tata Trusts board sparking successor

first_imgNoel Tata joins Tata Trusts boardDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty ImagesIn a move that has created quite a buzz in the industry, Tata Trusts has appointed Ratan Tata’s half-brother Noel Tata on the board. Noel’s entry into the board of Tata Trusts, which controls the Tata Group, has now sparked speculations on if he could be the successor to the current chairman.Rumours of Noel being inducted into the board have been going on for a while and the Economic Times had earlier reported that NA Soonawala, who is known to be close to Ratan, also supported the idea of bringing Noel on board. It is believed that this is the company’s way of ensuring that control of the company remains within the Tata family.Speaking of Noel’s appointment, a senior executive in the company said that this was one of the several appointments that would happen in “due course.” “These are the individuals that the Trusts expect to benefit from, thanks to their vast experience,” ET quoted the executive as saying.With this, Noel is the third brother to be a part of the board. Ratan’s younger brother Jimmy has been a trustee for almost 30 years now.Who is Noel Tata? Noel Naval Tata is an Indian businessman, who serves as the chairman of the Tata Investment Corporation and Trent Limited. He is also the managing director of Tata International.Born in 1957, Noel is the son of Naval Tata and Simone Tata and is the half-brother of Ratan and Jimmy.He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sussex, after which he went to the INSEAD business school in France.He started off at Tata International, which offered Tata Group’s products and services in foreign countries.In 1999, he was appointed as the managing director of Trent Ltd, an arm of the Tata Group that was started by his mother.After the Tata Group acquired Lilewoods International — changing its name to Westside — Noel is credited with turning the brand into a profitable venture.In 2003, Noel also took over as the director of Titan Industries and Voltas and experts believed that he was being groomed to succeed Ratan as the head of the group.He is married to Aloo Mistry, the daughter of Palonji Mistry.While the Tata Group announced the appointment of Noel, it also said that R Venkataramanan had resigned as the managing trustee of the group. In a press release that came out late on Wednesday, February 13, the group said that it had “regretfully accepted” Venkataramanan resignation and that he would be relieved from his duties on March 31.Venkataramanan has been on the tax radar over his income and investigating agencies are known to have been probing allegations that AirAsia India tried to bribe government officials for a few policy changes, which would in turn give the airline an edge over the others. The Enforcement Directorate has also filed a money laundering case against AirAsia India for the same.last_img read more

EU leaders fail to narrow eastwest gap

first_imgEU leaders failed early Friday to narrow the east-west gap over how to deal with migrants coming to Europe and face a big task ahead to reform asylum rules by a deadline of June next year, summit participants said.During more than two hours of what one called “fierce” debate, eastern European leaders stood firm against refugee quotas which the majority adopted in 2015 as a form of solidarity with frontline states Greece and Italy.The stubborn divide contrasts with broad agreement among the leaders to continue shoring up Europe’s external borders through cooperation deals with third countries like Turkey and Libya.“Solidarity cannot exist only in the external dimension, but must also exist in the internal one,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters following the summit.“Here we still have a lot of work to do. The points of view did not change. But there is a clear task to continue working until June next year,” Merkel said.European Council President Donald Tusk irked some nations when he said in a pre-summit letter that a mandatory quota scheme for relocating refugees from frontline states was “ineffective” and “highly divisive”.Eastern European states Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have backed his approach, but Germany and others say the quotas are a necessary way of showing solidarity in the EU.Merkel’s 2015 decision to open the doors to one million asylum seekers was blamed by a number of European leaders, particularly Hungary’s Viktor Orban, for worsening the migration crisis.The quotas triggered sharp east-west division when they were adopted at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015 as a way to ease the burden on Italy and Greece, which have had more than 1.5 million people land on their shores in the last three years.The EU has since stalled on plans for a permanent mechanism for future crises, and the leaders of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia made clear their continuing opposition.“The discussion was fierce because the differences of opinion are still wide,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said after the long dinner talks.“There’s no solution on how to find a consensus on the quotas,” Rutte said.Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel told reporters afterwards “it is dangerous to think we can do without a permanent mechanism”.Before the summit started, the four eastern leaders offered a financial contribution of 35 million euros ($30 million) to bolster external borders.But Bettel, Rutte and others said the money cannot buy off countries that do their share to admit migrants and refugees.“What Orban is doing is shameful!” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said at the end of the summit.“If you allow that to happen, the EU becomes a place where each one does his shopping to buy what he likes,” Rutte added.‘Decide by majority’Orban has led eastern opposition to admitting refugees and migrants, saying the region will not be able to integrate them and it will face a security threat, particularly from Muslims.EU sources said there is a “window” to try to bridge the gap over sharing the migrant burden as the bloc has been under less migrant pressure for the last year or so.The June deadline for asylum reform comes as the summer weather makes Mediterranean boat crossings more likely.Italy and Greece have seen sharp declines in migrant arrivals in the last months and year as a result of EU cooperation with Libya and Turkey, but fear future crises.Tusk’s comments caused a pre-summit row with the European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, which first pushed the quota system.EU officials said over 32,000 people had been relocated under the plan, or 90 percent of those eligible. The scheme was originally meant to relocate 160,000 refugees.EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos called Tusk’s remarks “unacceptable” and “anti-European”.After the summit, Rutte said: “We are worried about (Tusk’s) consensual approach.“It is important that as a last resort the council (member states) can decide by majority.”last_img read more

Artscape Set to Showcase Diverse Creativity

first_imgBy Brandi Randolph, Special to the AFRONothing screams summer in Baltimore quite like Artscape. It is a perfect representation of the city, as Baltimore’s art scene is diverse and expansive. We have a microcosm of creativity that other cities are not fully aware of. That is, until Artscape pops up every year in July.The festival starts at 11 a.m., on July 20 in the area surrounding the MARC Penn Station (1500 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21201) and goes on for the next three days until July 22. This year’s art is a cluster of interactive pieces, paintings, sculptures, demonstrations and more.There will be performances, workshops concerts and more at this year’s Artscape. (Courtesy photo)One of this year’s crowd pleasers will be the Silent Disco, occurring on July 20 at 12 p.m. at the 1300 block of Mt. Royal Avenue. Silent discos are a growing trend and are a ton of fun for all ages. Donning wireless headphones, you choose the genre of music you want to hear, and you dance like no one is watching with others who are listening to a variety of music through their headphones.  Another event that has garnered a lot of attention is the headlining concert starring TLC, which is on the same day as the disco. TLC is a 90’s, four-time Grammy award winning, American R&B girl group that topped the charts with their singles, “Creep,” “No Scrubs” and many more records. This performance will be taking place at the intersection of Mount Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street at 7:30 p.m. on the MICA Main stage.The line-up for July 21 is also fun-filled. An event that will really make everyone move is the Garth Fagan dance experience/performance. This will take place at the Modell Lyric (140 W. Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, Md 21201). These performances will be kicking off at 1 p.m., and 5 p.m., and on July 22 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Garth Fagan is a Tony award winner and is known for his work his work with “The Lion King” on Broadway.On July 22, there will be a plethora of different performances to explore. One event is the second performance by the Sound Off! Live Winner, King Adam. There was a contest for up-and-coming bands from the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia area to compete for a spot to perform at Artscape, Light City, or the Baltimore Book Fest in September. This will be located at the Morgan State University Festival stage at 1 p.m. Another event that is geared towards kids will be the Harvey and Sam Puppet Company at 1 p.m. They will be doing a fun and informative puppet show storytelling of how African-Americans have contributed to the United States. This will be happening on Mount Royal Avenue.It’s important to have events that bring everyone to one location from all over Baltimore. During my interview with Kathy Hornig, this year’s festival director, she said that, “having a weekend for everyone to come together to celebrate the arts and remind us that there are more things that unite us than divide us,” is what motivates her to make the festival a success for us all. Go and celebrate the music, performances, food and exhibits from artists all around the country.last_img read more

Bdeshi national held with ammunition at airport

first_imgKolkata: A Bangladeshi national was arrested by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport police station on Monday for allegedly carrying 36 rounds of ammunition inside his luggage. During the baggage scanning, it got identified and he was immediately detained by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Later, he was handed over to the police.According to the police, on Monday at around 6:30 am, Md Golam Haider, a resident of Sirajgunj, went through necessary scanning at the airport. While scanning his luggage, metal items that looks like bullets were identified. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeImmediately, CISF personnel took Haider, along with the luggage, to a separate room where the bag was opened.It was found there were 36 rounds of .32 bore bullets inside it. Following the process, he was questioned about the bullets found inside his luggage.As per Haider, he has a licenced revolver in Bangladesh for which he was carrying those bullets.He also stated his arms licence number but failed to produce any document to corroborate his version. As he did not declare these bullets before the check-in process, he was handed over to the police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMeanwhile, police is trying to figure as to how he passed his luggage checking procedure in Dhaka before boarding the flight to India?At around 2:45 pm, the duty manager, security of Air India, submitted a written complaint to the NSCBI airport police station following which Haider was arrested.Sources informed that Haider came to Kolkata on September 5 for the treatment of his wife along with an attendant.His wife and her attendant were given no objection to board the flight on medical grounds. They flew to Dhaka leaving Haider here. Haider has been booked under section 25 (1)(A) of Arms Act for possessing illegal ammunition and was arrested.He will be produced before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Barrackpore, on Tuesday.The police have informed the Bangladesh High Commission accordingly regarding Haider’s arrest. The Intelligence Branch (IB) and Detective Department (DD) of Kolkata Police has been informed through an all concern message about the incident.last_img read more