The partnership model forms the basis of Glam’s online strategy. It relies on vetted content publishers—bloggers and other, more “traditional” sources of content—to populate its women-oriented vertical channels in fashion, entertainment, family, and shopping, among others. Collectively, the channels attract 43 million monthly U.S. uniques, according to comScore, and 9.6 million for the Health channel alone.For the publisher, the deal is one born of syndication, where the content is shared with sites that provide access to a like-minded and, hopefully, statistically significant demo. It’s a strategy that has worked well for Rodale. In July, Jim Berra, SVP and GM of Rodale Interactive, told Circulation Management magazine that syndication tactics have contributed to more than 70 percent growth in monthly uniques.In this case, Rodale gets in-line and related link-backs, brand attributions and a revenue share on ads served up on Prevention or Women’s Health content pages.Going forward, Wasserman will see if the traffic will drive page views, conversions or both. “We’ll put direct marketing speak into the content in the in-line links and see what works,” she said. “If they end up driving subscriptions and sales of related products we’ll keep that going. If they’re driving lots of page views back to us we’ll optimize accordingly. With some partners we drive tons of traffic and a combination of magazine subscriptions and books, and other partners it’s just traffic.”As for audience, Prevention and Women’s Health target an18-49 year-old age bracket, broad enough to accommodate the demos that Glam provides on its health channel. “We talk to 18-49 year-olds. We know that’s a broad demo but the interest in living a healthy lifestyle has a stake in that range,” Wasserman said. “We recognized from some of the data that [Glam] gave us that there’s a huge interest amongst the Glam audience for more specific information around active healthy living content.” Rodale has become the latest major publisher to partner with online content network Glam Media. Women’s Health and Prevention will contribute branded articles, slide shows, and video to Glam’s new Health channel, which attracts 9.6 million unique visitors a month.“We started conversations with them about 8 months ago,” said Valerie Wasserman, vice president, strategic alliances at Rodale Interactive. “We talked to them about the types of content and programming experiences that they felt they would need in order to fill in some white space. The categories we will populate will be diet, fitness, nutrition and weight loss primarily.”RELATED VIDEO: Q+A with Glam’s Samir Arora
Share your voice Tags In the second image, red veins appear to flow through the spiral arms of the galaxy. What you’re actually seeing are threads of dust that block visible light and just appear as empty space in the first image, but they glow red when seen through Spitzer’s infrared eye. Making invisible clouds of dust and gas seen might not sound like the greatest trick in the world, but being able to see at different wavelengths helps astronomers pick up on the births and deaths of stars, among other cool things. Spitzer’s super power has also revealed the largest of Saturn’s rings and even helps to spot small asteroids, a task that humanity can always use more help with, seeing as one just smashed into us last weekend. NASA Spitzer telescope celebrates 15 years of astounding images NASA Space Whirlpool Review • Samsung Galaxy View review: Biggest Samsung tablet ever, smallest TV in your house Sci-Tech Four different views of the same spot on the other side of the universe. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is able to see parts of space that are literally invisible – to our puny human eyes, that is. The above quadriptych of images shows the same thing: the Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51 or NGC 5194/5195, but at different wavelengths. Keep in mind that there are different kinds of light and what our eyes can see is referred to as visible light, but using a device like Spitzer that can also see infrared light can make invisible features visible. It’s basically the same as night vision, but in this case it’s space vision.The view on the far left above shows the Whirlpool Galaxy as your eyes would likely see it. In this case the image was taken by a telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. But the two images on the right side show what it looks like when Spitzer isolates different infrared wavelengths from the galaxy. Combine infrared and visual light and you get the image marked (b), providing arguably the most complete picture of the galaxy. NASA shared all four of the images side-by-side for comparison on Wednesday. 15 Photos Samsung Galaxy View Preview • Samsung goes big on tablets with the 18-inch Galaxy View; starts at $599 from November 6 (hands-on) 0 Post a comment
4:56 PM: With $250 billion expected to be spent on defence, India asserted itself at the on-going Aero Expo. The Prime Minister asked defence contractors winning bids to supply India not only the equipment but also the technology behind the equipment.India’s offsets policy requires defence contractors to invest a specified percentage on the total value of the deal to be invested in India, which will now be recaliberated to encourage further technology transfer and move away from mere assembling and local production.”We have the reputation as the largest importer of defence equipment. This may be music to the ears of some of you. But this is an area where we do not want to be number one,” the Prime Minister said, according to Reuters.”It will no longer be enough to buy equipment and simply assemble here.”3:29 PM: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar noted that the Defence Ministry was undergoing major offsets, of which, some are “in chaos”. Major changes to rules and regulations expected to boost the small and medium enterprises.3:20 PM: Pictures from Aero India 2015. IAF aircrafts perform aerobatics during the Aero India-2015 Air Show, at Yelahanka Air-force Station, in Bengaluru on Feb 18, 2015. (Photo: IANS) IAF aircrafts perform aerobatics during the Aero India-2015 Air Show, at Yelahanka Air-force Station, in Bengaluru on Feb 18, 2015. (Photo: IANS) IAF aircrafts perform aerobatics during the Aero India-2015 Air Show, at Yelahanka Air-force Station, in Bengaluru on Feb 18, 2015. (Photo: IANS)2:54 PM: Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar addresses press conference at Aero India 2015, hints at a dedicated ‘Make in India’ policy in defence of SME manufacturers.2:52 PM: Crowds throng stalls representing Israeli and Chinese weapon manufacturers.2:33 PM: A 1932 aircraft named ‘Tiger Moth’ takes to the air. The aircraft, restored for current year’s show, is participating for the first time in an aero show. 12:49 PM: India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to address a press conference soon.Prime Minister Narendra Modi declares Aero India 2015, Asia’s largest air show, open on Wednesday in Bengaluru. He used the occasion to make a strong case for indigenisation of defence equipment, in line with his ambitious “Make in India” programme.”A nation with a strong defence industry will not only be more secure. It will also reap rich economic benefits,” Modi said at the 10th edition of the biennial event, which is being attended by more than 300 global defence equipment makers eyeing one of the world’s lucrative arms market.He added, “It can boost investment, expand manufacturing, support enterprise, raise the technology level and increase economic growth in the country.”The Air Force Station at Yelahanka in the British-era garrison city is hosting the five-day international version of the aerospace and aviation industry. Visitors cheer as they watch Russian Knights, the aerobatic team of the Russian Air Force, performing in their Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-27UB fighter aircraft during “Aero India 2013″ on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Bangalore February 8, 2013.Reuters’Make in India’ – Beginning of a new era”This is the beginning of a new era for the defence industry in India,” said Modi, emphasising the emergence of India as a major global centre for defence industry, reports IndiaToday.The Prime Minister spoke of the need to improve India’s defence preparedness and develop defence systems under the “Make in India” programme.”We will build an industry that will have room for everyone – public sector, private sector and foreign firms. From sellers, foreign firms must turn into strategic partners,” Modi said. Modi called on the international defence firms to set shop in India so that the country becomes part of their global supply-chain, according to The Hindu.”We need their technology, skills, systems integration and manufacturing strength. The nature of industry is such that imports will always be there. In turn, they can use India as part of their global supply chain,” Modi added.”Defence output will double if domestic procurement goes up from 40 pc to 70 pc in next five years,” Modi said.The Prime Minister stressed upon the need to reduce imports in the defence sector, adding that even a reduction by 20-25% in imports, would create direct jobs of 1 lakh to 1.2 lakh highly skilled jobs.He noted that if India is to increase local procurement of defence equipment from 40% to 70% over the next five years, it will results in doubling of India’s defence output.Domestic and International ParticipationAero India 2015 is being attended by about 600 companies, of which about 295 are Indian firms and the rest, global companies.Fifty-four ministerial and high-level delegations from various arms-exporting nations are also participating in the expo. A total of 34 countries are participating this year, which is said to be the largest and most expansive in the history of the show. The US is represented by 64 companies, followed by France with a presence of 58 companies. Besides, manufacturers from the UK, Russia and Israel will also have strong participation at the event. The Israeli defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon is also in India, bringing with him a huge contingent of chief executives of major defence companies.Organisers expect the exhibition to expand by almost 50% over the 15 lakh visitors in 2013.Cult FollowingAero India sees throngs of aviation aficionados descending at the venue to witness spectacular stunts performed by pilots from across the world, flying fighter jets, transport aircraft and helicopters. Display of flying skills by aerobatic teams enthrall visitors at the show. The airshow would see stunts and aerobatic displays by the Indian Air Force, air display teams from Chezh Republic, Sweden and the UK. An open sky jump by the US Special Forces is also planned, said The Financial Express.French defence giant Dassault has bought three Rafale fighter aircraft to showcase the aerobatic capabilities of an aircraft, shortlisted by the IAF for 126 next generation fighter aircraft. Talks have broken down over local manufacturing clauses.Made in India equipment India would have on display its indigenously developed Tejas single engine aircraft, after decades of development.The display includes 11 aircrafts of which seven come from US – one C-17 Globemaster III, a Boeing KC-135 tanker , two F-15C Eagles, two F-16C Fighting Falcons and a P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. A U.S Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker is seen parked during “Aero India 2013” on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Bangalore February 9, 2013.
Gold jumped 1 percent on Monday as investors sought safety in the metal after the Greece debt crisis took a turn for the worse over the weekend, with Athens looking more likely to default and exit the euro zone.FUNDAMENTALSSpot gold was up nearly $11 to $1,185.20 an ounce by 0030 GMT, after reaching $1,186.91 earlier in the session, its highest in nearly a week.U.S. gold futures also jumped 1 percent to a session high of $1,187.60.Bailout talks between the Greek leftwing government and foreign lenders broke down over the weekend and the European Central Bank froze vital funding support to Greece’s banks, leaving Athens with little choice but to shut down the system to keep the banks from collapsing.The failure to reach a deal with creditors leaves Greece set to default on 1.6 billion euros of loans from the International Monetary Fund that fall due on Tuesday. Athens must repay billions of euros to the ECB in the coming months.The impending default on the IMF loans leaves Greece sliding towards a euro exit and also carries broad implications for the global financial system. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras late on Friday surprised creditors by calling a snap referendum on what he said were the unacceptable terms offered to keep the country from bankruptcy.U.S. stock futures and the euro fell almost 2 percent in early Asian trade on Monday. Asian shares look set to open lower, despite the Chinese central bank’s monetary easing on Saturday. [MKTS/GLOB]The slump in global equities sent investors rushing towards safe-haven assets such as gold and the Japanese yen.Silver climbed about 1 percent along with gold, while platinum and palladium also edged up.Elsewhere, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data on Friday showed speculators upped a bullish bet in COMEX gold futures and options and switched to a net short position in silver in the week ended June 23.SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings fell 0.25 percent to 711.44 tonnes on Friday.
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo sit beside police officers as they leave Insein court in Yangon, MyanmarREUTERS/Ann Wang [Representational Image]Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for revealing the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and another for photographs of Central American migrants seeking refuge in the United States.The awards marked the second year in a row that Reuters has won two Pulitzers, the most prestigious prize in American journalism. Reuters has won seven since 2008.Two of this year’s honorees have been jailed for 490 days in Myanmar for their role in uncovering the killings.”While it’s gratifying to be recognized for the work, public attention should be focused more on the people about whom we report than on us: in this case, the Rohingya and the Central American migrants,” Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler said.In other categories, coverage of mass shootings in the United States and investigations into US President Donald Trump featured prominently. The New York Times and the Washington Post also took two Pulitzers each.Reuters and the Associated Press were both awarded prizes for international reporting, with the AP winning for its coverage of war atrocities in Yemen.The Reuters award was for an investigative report that revealed the massacre of 10 Rohingya at the village of Inn Din, in the heart of the conflict zone of Rakhine state in Myanmar.Two young Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, both Myanmar citizens, found a mass grave filled with bones sticking out of the ground. They went on to gather testimony from perpetrators, witnesses and families of victims.They obtained three devastating photographs from villagers: two showed the 10 Rohingya men bound and kneeling; the third showed the mutilated and bullet-ridden bodies of the same 10 men in the same shallow grave.In December 2017, before Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo could complete their story, they were arrested in what international observers have criticized as an effort by authorities to block the report. The report, “Massacre in Myanmar,” was completed by colleagues Simon Lewis and Antoni Slodkowski and published in February of last year.In September, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years imprisonment for violating the country’s Official Secrets Act.”I’m thrilled that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues have been recognized for their extraordinary, courageous coverage, and our photojournalists for their moving pictures that show humanity defying huge obstacles,” Adler said. “I remain deeply distressed, however, that our brave reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are still behind bars.”BORDER IMAGESIn the breaking news photography category, 11 Reuters photographers contributed pictures to “On the Migrant Trail to America,” a package of images showing asylum-seekers and other migrants from Central America at the US border.One photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon showed migrants fleeing tear gas launched by U.S. authorities into Mexico at the San Diego-Tijuana border. In the image, a mother grabs her twin daughters by the arm, one in diapers and wearing rubber sandals, the other barefoot, as a teargas canister emits its fumes.In another image, an aerial photo, Mike Blake was the first to photograph the detention facility in Tornillo, Texas, where children walked in single files, like prisoners.Goran Tomasevic captured an image in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a city with one of the highest murder rates in the world, of a rooster, scratching in the dirt next to the slain body of a Barrio 18 gang member. Tomasevic was a previous finalist for his pictures of the war in Syria.MASS SHOOTING COVERAGE HONOREDThe New York Times won a prize for explanatory reporting of Trump’s finances and tax avoidance and another for editorial writing by Brent StaplePost’s Lorenzo Tugnoli won the feature photography prize for images of the famine in Yemen and the newspaper’s Carlos Lozada also won for criticism.The Wall Street Journal won the national reporting prize for uncovering Trump’s secret payoffs to two women during his campaign who claimed to have had affairs with him.Coverage of mass shootings in the United States was also recognized four times.The South Florida Sun-Sentinel won the public service award for “exposing failings by school and law enforcement officials before and after the deadly shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” the Pulitzer board said. Seventeen people died in the massacre at the Parkland, Florida, high school on Feb. 14, 2018.The staff of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won the breaking news prize for its coverage of “immersive, compassionate” coverage of the massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue that killed 11 people on Oct. 27, 2018.Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy, upon announcing the winners, also offered admiration for a non-winner: the staff of the Eagle Eye student newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for its coverage of the killings.The Pulitzer board also awarded a special citation to the Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland, for “their courageous response to the largest killing of journalists in US history in their newsroom.” A gunman shot and killed five people there on June 28, 2018.
NASA is all set to launch the next revolution in space something that was long its special preserve. The launch will take place from a paddock in New Zealand’s remote South Island.The rocket-launch range is not just New Zealand’s first of any kind, but also the world’s first private launch range. Designed by “Rocket Lab”, which is one of a growing number of businesses targeting to reduce the cost of space travel, the rocket will be powered by a 3D-printed engine â€” another first.The 16-metre carbon-cased rocket, being assembled in a small hangar near Auckland Airport, will weight 1,190 kilograms. With fuel and payload, the rocket will be about one-third the weight of SpaceX’s Falcon 1 â€” the first privately-developed launch vehicle to go into orbit in 2008.”One advantage of New Zealand being this little island nation in the middle of nowhere is that’s the perfect place to launch a rocket,” said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab’s CEO.Ships and planes need re-routing every time a rocket is launched, which limits opportunities in crowded US skies. However, New Zealand, with 4 million people, has only Antarctica to its south.Rocket Lab, part-funded by Lockheed Martin Corp, is aiming for up to one launch a week from around 2018, costing under $5 million each. The cost will be one-10th of typical launch prices now, and vastly increase business access to space.Even NASA, struggling to shift its launch backlog, this month awarded Rocket Lab and rivals Firefly Space Systems and Virgin Galactic contracts totaling $17.1 million to launch tiny satellites into orbit from 2017.In a bid to win Google’s $20 million Lunar X prize for the first company to send a probe that broadcasts images from the moon, Rocket Lab recently signed a deal with Silicon Valley-based Moon Express for sending a rocket to the moon in 2017.Moon Express has already contracted for five launches with Rocket Lab, and plans to send robotic spacecraft continually to the moon for exploration and commercial development of natural resources such as platinum.New launch companies will depend on burgeoning small-satellite industries, as players like Google, Virgin and Samsung plan satellite constellations to carry communications infrastructure and gather data from low-earth orbit.”We’re not about building a rocket; we’re about enabling the small-satellite revolution,” said Rocket Lab’s Beck.One Web, Samsung and SpaceX are planning three separate Internet broadband ventures to provide low-cost Internet from the Himalayas to the Sahara desert. These alone will require 6,000 new satellites in the next four years, Rocket Lab predicts.The Satellite Industry Association says over 200 satellites were launched in 2014, nearly double the previous year.”The market can’t sustain that many; there’s going to be a thinning out of the herd,” said Daniel Lim, vice-president of disruptive innovations at space services provider TriSept Corporation. He is one among many that believe there will not be enough demand to support the increasing numbers of launch companies.Others say launch costs are still too high at around $5 million, when for $40,000 companies can rideshare on a larger rocket to launch a nano-satellite.But space startups have been proving popular with investors. The largest 100 new space companies received more than $2 billion investment in 2015, around four times more than in 2009, according to data from New Space Global.That is still dwarfed by NASA’s $17.6 billion budget last year, but many say small companies offer options and a risk appetite that government agencies cannot.
Telenor India, the Indian subsidiary of parent company Telenor, held talks with Idea Cellular for selling its entire India unit in a cashless deal. The deal would include Idea Cellular taking over all the liabilities of the Norway-based telecom operator.Telenor owes the Indian government Rs 1,900 crore in deferred spectrum payments. It also owes Rs 1,800 crore in debt to financial institutions. “The two companies have held negotiations for a transfer of all liabilities and assets without an actual payout,” the Economic Times quoted a source as saying. However, according to other media reports, the talks between the two telecom operators may not lead to a deal being finalised since Idea may not want to add additional debt burden. Idea bought additional spectrum worth Rs 13,000 crore during the spectrum auction in October. Telenor has spectrum rights in Bihar, Jharkhand, UP East, UP West, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Gujarat. If the deal comes through, it would result in Idea Cellular gaining 4G spectrum in the 1800 Mh band, while Telenor would exit the Indian market, ET added. Since January this year, Telenor has marked down the value of its India business by about Rs 5,000 crore, whereas the write-down of the value of its license was over Rs 4,000 crore. Telenor did not take part in the recently concluded October spectrum auction, hinting that the company intended to leave the market, where it incurred losses in thousands of crores and struggled to remain afloat. The Idea Cellular stock was trading at Rs 76.10 at around 1 p.m. on Friday, down 1.17 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
A member of Border Guard Bangladesh went missing in the Teesta river in Patgram upazila early Tuesday while chasing smugglers. The victim was identified as lance nayek Sumon Hawlader, 42, son of Hekim Ali of Habiganj district.Tipped off, a team of BGB men went to the bordering area near pillar No 144/3 in the upazila and chased a group of smugglers around 2:30am, said commanding officer Lt Col Golam Morshed of Lalmonirhat BGB-15 Battalion.At one stage, Sumon slipped into the river and went missing, he said.A joint team of BGB members, Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and divers from Rangpur Fire Service could not rescue him till filing of this report at 6:45pm.Officer-in-charge of Patgram police station Aboni Shanker Kar said they also looked for the missing BGB men with speedboats but failed due to strong currents in the river.