GameChanging Tech

first_imgWithout a doubt, mobile looms large in everyone’s tech ambitions, but some publishers may be hard-pressed to isolate one platform that’s had the biggest impact. Rather, in looking back over the last few years, technological change has had more of an aggregate effect, collectively altering the way we produce and deliver content and provide services to our marketing partners. This collective impact may be the result of how fast things change—publishers are perpetually, iteratively, updating and adding new capabilities.Nevertheless, in the following excerpts, 10 executives from consumer, regional, b-to-b, association and digital-only publishers describe their game-changing technology investments, which range from mobile initiatives to content production overhauls and major changes in advertising services platforms.There’s no consensus on one particular platform, though there’s surely a common thread they’re all pulling at, but the variety of priorities does indeed signal how widespread the tech changes are across the operation. Jonathan MofflyPresident, Moffly MediaChris KaskiePresident, Pitchfork MediaGrant WhitmoreVice President and General Manager, Hearst Magazines Digital MediaMaria RodaleChairman & CEO, Rodale Inc.Peter GoldstoneCEO, Hanley WoodJim CasellaChairman, CEO, Asset InternationalDavid NussbaumChairman, CEO, F+W MediaJohn H. Graham IV, CAECEO & President, ASAEPaul MillerCEO, UBM TechSteve WeitznerCEO, Summit Professional Networks The rapid pace of change with publishing technology, and consumer technology for that matter, has opened up a host of new opportunities for publishers. “Prevailing wisdom” has been turned on its head.last_img read more

Stoneladen vessel sinks in Karnaphuli

first_imgA lighterage vessel carrying 1,000 tonnes of stone sank in the Karnaphuli river early Thursday.Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) deputy director Gias Uddin said, lighterage vessel MV Sea Crown sank in an area adjacent to Shah Amanat Bridge south in the early morning as a crack developed at its bottom.However, no casualty was reported.Md Jahangir Alam, lighterage Labour Union’s central committee member said, the accident occurred when the vessel owned by Abu Taher of Momta Trading Agency was coming to the west bank of the Karnaphuli river for unloading the stones.However, all the 11 crew members of the vessel were rescued.last_img

Woman goes missing in Padma after saving two children another dead

first_imgA woman drowned while another went missing in Padma river after saving two of her children on Friday afternoon in Goalanda’s Daulatdia, reports UNB.The missing woman is Rebecca Khatun, 22, wife of Sujat Sheikh of the area. The deceased was named as Swapna Begum, 32, wife of Chandu Mondol of Daulatdia Natun Para area.Witnesses said two children – Nirob and Lamia – went missing while bathing in Padma. Nirob’s mother Rebecca jumped into the river and saved the children but was swept away by the current.Swapna jumped to save Rebecca but she, too, went missing.Locals later rescued Swapna and took her to Goalanda Upazila Health Complex where the physicians pronounced her dead.Md Ezaz Shafi, officer-in-charge of Goalanda Ghat police station, said that Rebecca was still missing.Goalanda Fire Service Station officer Abdur Rahman said they had to suspend the rescue operation at 8:00pm due to a strong current and hostile weather.The operation will resume on Saturday, he added.last_img read more

Supreme Court Takes On Case About Free Speech And Abortion

first_img Share Becky Sullivan/NPRAfter California passed the Reproductive FACT Act in 2015, a number of anti-abortion pregnancy clinics filed lawsuits. The Supreme Court says it will consider the law in its upcoming session. One of the clinics was the East County Pregnancy Care Clinic in El Cajon, Calif., seen here in a file photo.Does a California law violate the Constitution by requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion and contraception services? That’s the question the Supreme Court is taking on, in a new case it accepted on Monday.California’s Reproductive FACT Act became law in October of 2015. It requires licensed and covered facilities to give all their clients notice that the state “has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services, prenatal care, and abortion, for eligible women.”The law also gives the attorney general and other prosecutors the power “to bring an action to impose a specified civil penalty against covered facilities that fail to comply with these requirements.”Anti-abortion group NIFLA — the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates — filed a legal challenge to the Reproductive FACT Act, saying that it forces clinics to promote or advertise abortion services.In taking the case on, the Supreme Court justices limited their participation to one question: “Whether the disclosures required by the California Reproductive FACT Act violate the protections set forth in the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, applicable to the States through the Fourteenth Amendment.”The California law generated lawsuits almost immediately, with several pregnancy centers suing the state and asking for the law to be struck down, as NPR’s Kelly McEvers reported in the fall of 2015.One of those suing was the Pacific Justice Institute, whose Brad Dacus spoke to Kelly about his reasoning.“It’s like telling the Alcoholics Anonymous group that they have to have a large sign saying where people can get alcohol and booze for free,” Dacus said. “It’s like telling a Jewish synagogue that they can have their service, and do their thing, but they have to have a large sign where people can go to pray to receive Jesus.”The Reproductive FACT Act details both the content of the clinics’ message about abortion, and the method of delivery.According to the law, the notice must read, “California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved methods of contraception), prenatal care, and abortion for eligible women. To determine whether you qualify, contact the county social services office at [insert the telephone number].”It adds that the information must be disclosed in one of several ways, including a public notice in a conspicuous place in the waiting area, on paper which “shall be at least 8.5 inches by 11 inches and written in no less than 22-point type.”Other options include providing printed or digital notices to all the clinics’ clients.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more