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Everything Channel Shutters VARBusiness


first_imgUnited Business Media’s Everything Channel announced Friday that it is folding VARBusiness into CRN magazine.According to Everything Channel CEO Robert Faletra, publishing two print products in a market that “can be served by one big brand like CRN” no longer “makes sense.” As part of the merger, and the company’s “ongoing realignment,” Everything Channel has eliminated 10 positions company-wide, a spokesperson told FOLIO:. (Everything Channel employs roughly 200 people.) No editorial positions were affected.VARBusiness’ State of the Market, State of Technology Reports, VARBusiness 600, Partner Program Guide and Annual Report Card will be folded into CRN. VARBusiness subscribers who wish to receive CRN will be placed on a waiting list, the company said. Everything Channel Events will continue to produce the VARBusiness 500 and the Annual Report Card awards ceremony. Serving the indirect technology sales channel, CRN was launched 30 years ago and carries a controlled circulation of 115,000. VARBusiness carried a controlled circulation of 110,000.last_img read more


People on the Move 061810


first_imgPeriodical Publishers’ Service Bureau, LLC (a unit of Hearst Corporation) named Steve Aster president. Prior to PPSB, Aster served as president of consumer marketing for Source Interlink and Primedia Enthusiast Media, which was acquired by Source Interlink in 2007. Time Inc. has promoted Jim Frederick to managing editor of Time.com and executive editor of Time magazine. Previously, Frederick served as a foreign correspondent in Europe and Asia.Longtime Vogue publisher and Condé Nast senior vice president/publishing director Tom Florio says he is leaving the company at the end of the month. He reportedly is looking to become CEO of his own company, although his exact plans are still unclear.Hearst appointed Eve Bercovici executive beauty director at Redbook magazine. Most recently, Bercovici served as a senior beauty director at InStyle.last_img read more


VIDEO Watch 2018 Wilmington Highs Senior Athletic Banquet


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School held its Annual Senior Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, May 30 at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall.The event, sponsored by the Wilmington Athletic Alumni & Friends Association, featured an awards presentation; words from Shelia Burns, Jack Cushing, and AD Tim Alberts; and a speech from Dan Vassallo, a WHS alum (Class of 2003) who has had a very successful collegiate and post-collegiate track career. Most recently, Vassallo finished in 10th place in the 2018 Boston Marathon.Congratulations to this year’s award winners:Harold “Ding” Driscoll Award (Most Dedication To Sports)Female: Liz GordonMale: Tyler RobertsLawrence Cushing Award (Demonstrating Scholarship, Sportsmanship, and Athletic Ability)Female: Mia O’ConnellMale: AJ McKearneyDr. Gerald Fagan Award (Most Outstanding Wilmington High School Athlete)Female: Dana GouletMale: Dan GraciaWildcat Distinguished Service AwardDon CowdenWatch the banquet, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/6/9/4/b/e/a/694beaa5-c993-4d71-86c7-3861d47ac98b1527793062.963%2B32575762.007%40castus4-wilmington%2B15277968191527795545990252.vod.720p.Wildcat%20Athletics%20Association%20Banquet_%20May%2030th%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—(Cover photo credit: Athletic Director Tim Alberts)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… RelatedBenoit, Hill, Mastrorilli, Packer, Palmer, Stokes, & WCTV Honored At WHS Senior Athletic Banquet (with VIDEO)In “Sports”PHOTOS: Wilmington High’s Senior Athletic Banquet Award WinnersIn “Photo of the Day”VIDEO: Watch 2017 Wilmington High’s Senior Athletic BanquetIn “Videos”last_img read more


Vice Media Hires Cory Haik Former Mic Publisher as Chief Digital Officer


first_img ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Haik started her career at the Times-Picayune’s NOLA.com website, where she was managing editor. In 2006, she shared in two Pulitzer Prizes with The Times-Picayune for staff coverage of Hurricane Katrina, for breaking news and public service. She also served as assistant managing editor for the Seattle Times’ website, where she also shared in a staff Pulitzer in 2010 for the coverage of police officer shootings. She holds a masters of arts in communication theory degree from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Nicholls State University. Vice Promotes Cliff Gulibert to Oversee Digital Video as Executive Producer (EXCLUSIVE) Popular on Variety Vice Media’s Doug Jossem on Ending Their Seven-Year Relationship with HBOcenter_img Vice Media has recruited Cory Haik, former publisher of digital news start-up Mic, as chief digital officer to lead the youth-culture company’s global internet businesses.Haik will be based at Vice’s Brooklyn headquarters and report to CEO Nancy Dubuc. She most recently worked at Mic, which last fall laid off virtually its entire staff before being acquired by Bustle Digital Group for a reported price tag of $5 million.As Vice’s chief digital officer, Haik will focus on global audience growth and development, platform partnerships and digital product innovation. She is tasked with creating expanded partnerships and reach for the some-1,500 pieces of content Vice produces on a daily basis, in collaboration with the company’s editorial, video, distribution, product and audience teams. Haik commented, “Digital media has come into its own, and the opportunity to help bring together Vice’s global offerings and develop strategy for how current and future audiences will consume its groundbreaking storytelling is a privilege. This is a business I love deeply, and Vice is a brand I am so proud to be a part of.”Prior to Dubuc’s appointment a year ago, Vice Media had employed an executive with the “chief digital officer” title — Mike Germano, who was fired in January 2018 after an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him.Haik joins Vice Media as the company tries to turn the ship around with Dubuc at the helm. Earlier this year, it cut about 250 employees, or 10% of its staff, after missing revenue targets. Disney has written off $510 million of the value of its effective 21% stake in Vice Media — indicating Vice is worth much less than the $5.7 billion valuation it had two years ago — while Vice also this month raised $250 million in debt financing from a group of new investors including George Soros’ investment fund.In its digital business unit, Vice this month relaunched vice.com, which merges all of its content under one umbrella and eliminates the separate web “channels” for topic verticals like Vice News, Noisey and Munchies — a move the company believes will boost its overall audience engagement.Vice’s digital properties reach over 300 million people globally per month across multiple platforms, including 110 million in the U.S., according to the company’s estimates. At its NewFronts event for advertisers, Dom Delport, Vice’s president of international and chief revenue officer, said the company would exclude traffic from third-party affiliated sites from its overall comScore metrics as of May 15, a bid to build credibility with advertising clients.Haik was most recently publisher of millennial-focused news company Mic, which she first joined in early 2016. Prior to that, she worked at the Washington Post, acquired in 2013 by Jeff Bezos, for five years, most recently as executive director of emerging news products. “Having been on the front lines of digital for the last 20 years, Cory is the total package and a perfect fit for Vice as we build our executive team,” Dubuc said in announcing her hire. Relatedlast_img read more


Best of Last Week Big Bang singularity unlocking Earths inner core and


first_img © 2015 Phys.org A research team from the University of Illinois and colleagues in China found earth’s inner core has an inner core of its own, with crystals aligned in a different direction. Credit: Lachina Publishing Services In other news it was recently noted that some researchers are using the DOE’s Fermilab Dark Energy Camera to unveil small objects in our solar system—the 570-megapixel camera is being used by some to track space junk, asteroids and other objects. Also a team of geologists described how they are attempting to unlock the mysteries of the planet’s inner core by applying a novel application of earthquake reading technology and have found that our planet’s inner core itself has an inner core, too.In other news, the world’s first rotary 3-D printer-cum-scanner was unveiled at the AAAS meeting—called the Blacksmith Genesis, it allows novices to scan an item, edit it and then print it. Also another team of researchers found that coral snake venom revealed a unique route to lethality—turns out it is a toxin that activates a certain kind of nerve cell protein that prevents cells in victims from resetting and ultimately leads to seizures in prey. And yet another team found amber fossil links to the earliest grasses, dinosaurs and fungus used to produce LSD—in Myanmar. Another team has found that a common plant extract fights brain tumors—silibinin, used to treat victims of poisoning and some liver diseases has been shown to be effective in treating Cushing’s Disease, where a tumor grows in the pituitary gland.And finally, if you have been taking medications to get rid of an infection, it might interest you to know that a team of researchers has found that the unwanted impact of antibiotics is broader and more complex than previously known—they found that the drugs have a much bigger impact on the microorganisms that live in our gut, than has been thought, further complicating their use. Journal information: Physics Letters B This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org)—It was an intriguing week for physics as a pair of theorists suggested that their quantum equation predicts the universe has no beginning and thus there was no Big Bang. In their paper published in Physics Letters B, Saurya Das and Rajat Bhaduri, suggest their math shows that the universe has existed forever and that it may also account for both dark energy and dark matter. Also, some at this year’s American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting have been hinting at the possible discovery in 2015 of a new particle in physics—due, they suggest, to the LHC coming back online, twice as powerful as before. Meanwhile, another group suggested that on quantum scales, there are many second laws of thermodynamics—they think there are whole families of them at extremely small scales. Citation: Best of Last Week: Big Bang singularity, unlocking Earth’s inner core and another problem with antibiotics (2015, February 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-02-week-big-singularity-earth-core.html No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning Explore furtherlast_img read more


Ultraluminous Xray pulsar NGC 300 ULX1 experienced unprecedented spin evolution study finds


first_img © 2019 Science X Network Citation: Ultra-luminous X-ray pulsar NGC 300 ULX1 experienced unprecedented spin evolution, study finds (2019, May 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-ultra-luminous-x-ray-pulsar-ngc-ulx1.html New ultra-luminous X-ray pulsar discovered Using NASA’s Swift space telescope and NICER instrument aboard the International Space Station (ISS), astronomers have investigated the properties of an ultra-luminous X-ray pulsar known as NGC 300 ULX1. Results of this study, presented in a paper published May 9 on the arXiv preprint server, indicate that this object experienced an unprecedented spin evolution as its spin period decreased significantly during a timespan of four years. More information: G. Vasilopoulos, et al. NGC 300 ULX1: spin evolution, super-Eddington accretion and outflows. arXiv:1905.03740v1 [astro-ph.HE]. arxiv.org/abs/1905.03740 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Top panel: X-ray light-curve (0.3–30 keV band) of NGC 300 ULX1 as derived from Swift/XRT observations (black points) performed within 2018. Bottom panel: temporal evolution of the measured spin frequencies derived from NICER observations. Credit: Vasilopoulos et al., 2019. Ultra-luminous X-ray sources (ULXs) are point sources in the sky that are so bright in X-rays that each emits more radiation than 1 million suns emit at all wavelengths. Although they are less luminous than active galactic nuclei (AGN), they are more consistently luminous than any known stellar process. Some ULXs showcase coherent pulsations. These sources, known as ultra-luminous X-ray pulsars (ULXPs), are neutron stars typically less massive than black holes. The list of known ULPs is still relatively short, hence detailed observations of so far detected objects of this class are essential for researchers studying the universe in X-rays.NGC 300 ULX1 is an ULXP located some 6.13 million light years away in the spiral galaxy NGC 300. Discovered in 2010, the source was initially classified as a supernova, but later reclassified as a possible high-mass X-ray binary. However, a study published in November 2018 revealed pulsations from NGC 300 ULX1, which confirmed its ULXP nature.Following its detection, NGC 300 ULX1 has been monitored by a group of astronomers led by Georgios Vasilopoulos of Yale University in order to get insights about the pulsar’s properties. For this purpose, they used the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory and the Neutron Star Interior Composition ExploreR (NICER) attached to ISS. Data from these two instruments allowed them to obtain important information about the spin evolution of this object.By analyzing new data and also the results of other observations of NGC 300 ULX1, the astronomers found that the spin period of this pulsar decreased from 126 seconds to less than 20 seconds in just four years. They added that such behavior is consistent with a steady mass accretion rate, noting that the neutron star continues to spin up with a rate indicating a constant mass accretion rate within 2018.Furthermore, the study found that the observed X-ray flux of NGC 300 ULX1 dropped by a factor of about 20 to 30 from its peak value in 2018. However, although this value decreased, the researchers noted that the spin-up rate of the neutron star remained roughly constant.Trying to explain the drop in the observed X-ray flux, the authors of the paper assume that it could be a result of increased absorption and obscuration.”A possible explanation is that the decrease in the observed flux is a result of increased absorption of obscuring material due to outflows or a precessing accretion disk. (…) Outflows from a radiation-dominated accretion disk can provide an optically thick structure that could be responsible for the increased absorption,” the astronomers concluded.last_img read more