Model Railroader Launches Paid Video Site

first_imgWith video initiatives of its own that began in 2008—MR currently has about 500 videos and will continue to update its library going forward—Keefe says the magazine’s site served 1.5 million video views last year, up from 1.2 million in 2011. MR currently draws about 200,000 unique visitors and 1.5 million pageviews per month and has a circulation of more than 131,000, per the Alliance for Audited Media.Annual subscriptions to MR Video Plus cost $52.95, though they’re being offered for $32.95 to subscribers of the magazine. Monthly options are also available at $4.95.Interestingly, MR Video Plus’ price is higher than the magazine’s ($42.95/year).”The pricing reflects the costs,” Keefe says. “[That price point] was a simple mechanism of the cost to launch the site and what it’s going to cost to continue to keep the videos fresh.”Keefe says the site will maintain about 250 clips at all times, with 180 original videos produced annually. Instructional pieces will make up the majority of the content, though topical features and interviews will also be included.That instructional, “how-to” audience is a segment Keefe wants to capitalize on. From enthusiasts like MR to consumer publications like Motor Trend or This Old House or Everyday Food, video is proving popular with hobbyists.”[There’s] evidence elsewhere that companies seem to be having success in doing this with other hobbies,” Keefe says. “Things like cooking, gardening or woodworking. There’s not a lot of it yet, but there are signs that in certain hobbies, with certain levels of devotion, you can do this.”——To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! Hobby titles are proving to be fertile ground for video.Kalmbach Publishing’s Model Railroader is the latest to expand its offerings, launching a paid video subscription site to its compliment the 79-year-old brand.The site, Model Railroader Video Plus, will feature three or four new clips per week, produced by a dedicated two-man MR video team in collaboration with the magazine’s staff and select outside contributors.”There’s a natural affinity for video that a hobby like model railroading has,” says Kevin Keefe, vice president of editorial for Kalmbach. “Evidence across all our titles [suggested] that our customers are looking for more video, and in the case of Model Railroader, we saw the growth in video views on our magazine’s standard websites and it was a big number for us.”last_img read more

Lila Downs Announces New Album Paying Tribute To The Chile Pepper Releases

first_img Lila Downs Announces New Album Paying Tribute To The Chile Pepper, Releases Tour Info Facebook Twitter News Lila Downs Announces New Album, Tour lila-downs-announces-new-album-paying-tribute-chile-pepper-releases-tour-info Email The announcement was made with the release of the first single, a cover of the Peruvian cumbia classic “Cariñito”Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Apr 10, 2019 – 5:42 pm GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Lila Downs, known for her eclectic mixture sounds from Mexico and beyond, has announced that her latest album, Al Chile, will pay tribute to the chile pepper and will drop May 3. The news came with the release of the first single, “Cariñito.”Al Chile, produced by the GRAMMY-nominated DJ and producer Camilo Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound) and mixed by Mario Caldato Jr., who has worked with the Beastie Boys and Jack Johnson, is not a joke; it sincerely shows love for the fruit. “Yes, the music is a tribute to the fruit that causes us so much craving and suffering, but that we really love!” Downs said in a statement. “We fry the chile, add beats from the city, then saxophones, trumpets and drums from the Mexican coast to keep the dance going. The village and the city are united by the same beat. With a mezcal in hand, we dream of a place with a palm tree where one falls in love and reflects.”The first single is Down’s take on a Peruvian cumbia classic. The singer also released dates for the album’s supporting tour that will take her to Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, New York City, Seattle and other cities across the U.S.For more information on the tour, visit Downs’ website. Closing The Gap: How Latina Artists Are Combating Gender Inequality In Urban MusicRead morelast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Overnight Security Officer at Securtias Security ServicesFull-Time Retail Salesperson at Mattress FirmFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Sales & Client Management Representative at Cochrane VentilationFull-Time (Temp) Animal Care Technician I at Charles River LabsPart-Time Event Design & Decor Intern at Art Of The EventFull-Time Service Technician at Cochrane Ventilation Full-Time ABA Teacher Assistant at May InstitutePart-Time Shift Leader at DunkinPart-Time Crew Member at Dunkin(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Captain Marvel first reactions are in and its pure 90s fun for

first_img #CaptainMarvel has a great ‘90s sci-fi vibe w/ a tone unlike any other Marvel movie, really. It’s retro & trippy, mysterious & dorky. It’s funny in surprising places & badass in all the right places. It remains entertaining because it’s always changing. It’s got the right stuff pic.twitter.com/o7AvqYY63x— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 20, 2019 Captain Marvel is a blast! Has some cool surprises that I definitely didn’t see coming, and the mystery/origin it weaves is engaging and fun. Brie Larson is awesome, and makes a fantastic first step into the MCU #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/oqrRtgDQrp— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) February 20, 2019 Share your voice #CaptainMarvel⁠ ⁠ is very fun. And I am thrilled to announce Brie Larson wears my EXACT SAME NINE INCH NAILS tee for more than half the film. Seriously. I’ve never seen anyone else with this shirt.— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) February 20, 2019 Tags The future of the MCU gets even brighter adding #CaptainMarvel to the mix. Really fell for @brielarson’s sass, strength & energy in the role. Same with @LashanaLynch too! Ben Mendelsohn is A+ casting as Talos. And yes, Goose is a scene stealer. 2nd viewing can’t come soon enough.— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) February 20, 2019 Lots of fun Easter eggs in #CaptainMarvel that link it to the history and other films in the MCU. Watch closely.— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) February 20, 2019 Captain Marvel is everything that I hoped it would be. It feels completely unlike any other Marvel film. A unique and fresh take on an origin story that feels new. Brie Larson is fantastic as Carol Danvers. This is one of my favorite Marvel movies of all time. #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/0ou7HU93MY— Scott Menzel (@TheOtherScottM) February 20, 2019 More on Captain Marvel 77 Photos First published Feb. 19, 9:39 p.m. PT. Update, Feb. 20 at 10:10 a.m. PT: Adds more reactions.  There were also a few unexpected standouts, beyond the usual action and explosions we’ve come to expect from Marvel.  Fans of #CaptainMarvel comics are going to love the movie. Plain and simple.— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) February 20, 2019 Captain Marvel: Release, plot, rumors and more Who is Captain Marvel? Your explainer on Brie Larson’s new MCU hero Captain Marvel Super Bowl trailer shows the boys how it’s donecenter_img Comments #CaptainMarvel opens with a very touching Stan Lee tribute that Marvel fans will love. pic.twitter.com/yXDScRwiwW— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) February 20, 2019 Really loved #CaptainMarvel. It’s a little wobbly at times but only because it’s so ambitious. It’s beautifully constructed, hilarious and offers tons of surprises. @brielarson obviously rules but Ben Mendelsohn is the surprise MVP. pic.twitter.com/yQLQGl2Yt0— Drew Taylor (@DrewTailored) February 20, 2019 And the best part for loyal fans of the MCU? Captain Marvel opens with a tribute to the late, great Stan Lee.  4 Beyond the awesome turn by Brie Larson as the lead character, fans were loving the ’90s vibe of the film, something Captain Marvel leaned into with its early marketing.  #CaptainMarvel is (takes deep 90s breath) TOTALLY AWESOME. Never related to a Marvel character quite like Carol. She’s the stubborn witty 90s kid I like to think I am. pic.twitter.com/H6Q9s90KHA— Ash Crossan (@AshCrossan) February 20, 2019 Captain Marvel is bringing it.  Marvel Studios It feels like we’ve been waiting an age for Captain Marvel to hit our screens. The newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe has promised a lot — a butt-kicking Brie Larson as airforce pilot Carol Danvers (also known as Captain Marvel), Samuel L. Jackson as a pre-eyepatch Nick Fury and a weird alien race known as the Skrulls. But after all that patient waiting (remember, this is Marvel we’re talking about), Captain Marvel has finally landed. Marvel held screenings for a select group of reviewers on Tuesday night and they were ready to share their thoughts as soon as the social media embargo lifted. The film won’t hit theatres until March 8 in the US and UK and March 7 in Australia. You can read up on everything you need to know about the film here in the mean time) But based on the early response, the verdict is in: Captain Marvel has well and truly earned her place in the MCU. “Captain Marvel is everything that I hoped it would be,” one viewer tweeted. “It feels completely unlike any other Marvel film.”    2019 movies to geek out over #CaptainMarvel is pure joy. I cannot wait for the generation of little girls who will grow up with Carol Danvers as a hero.— Devan Coggan (@devancoggan) February 20, 2019 TV and Movies Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Marvellast_img read more

Bajaj Finserv rises 8 on report of stake buyout in insurance ventures

first_imgBajaj Finserv was asked by the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday to clarify on a news report that the company is planning to buy out the 26 percent stake held by its German partner in its two insurance ventures. The stock spurted more than 8 percent on the BSE during the day and was trading at Rs. 2,212,  a gain of 6.58 percent at around 11.20 a.m.”The Exchange has sought clarification from Bajaj Finserv Ltd with reference to the news appeared in newspaper Mint ‘Bajaj Finserv is likely to buy out Allianz’s stakes in Bajaj Allianz Life’. The reply is awaited,” the exchange said.Financial services company Bajaj Finserv holds 74 percent in the two insurance companies namely Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance company Ltd and Bajaj General Insurance Company Ltd.The cost of acquisition is expected to be about Rs. 10,000 crore, the Mint reported, citing three sources who are aware of the development.”Bajaj is willing to buy Allianz’s 26% stake each in the two firms. As per the fair-valuation method, Bajaj will have to invest around Rs.10,000 crore to buy Allianz’s stakes in the two insurance companies,” the daily quoted one of the sources as saying.A senior Bajaj Finserve confirmed that the company has initiated talks with Allianz.”The discussions between Bajaj and Allianz are on. No final decision has been taken yet on whether Bajaj will buy Allianz’s stake or a third party will come and acquire Allianz’s holding in the two insurance JVs,” Sanjiv Bajaj, managing director at Bajaj Finserv, told the Mint.The Narendra Modi government raised the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the insurance sector from 26 percent to 49 percent in March this year. Since then, foreign partners of many joint venture companies have been increasing their stakes in the companies formed with equity participation by Indian companies.There are 24 life insurance and 28 general insurance companies in India.The biggest player in the life insurance is state-run Life Insurance Corporation of India with an almost 70 percent share.last_img read more

Sale of passenger vehicles falls for ninth straight month as slowdown bites

first_imgCar and motorcycle makers have laid off 15,000 people and component manufacturers 100,000, with the remaining job losses at dealers.ReutersThe passenger vehicle sales in India saw the steepest fall in nearly two decades in July. Car sales to dealerships fell 31 percent to 200,790 units in July, marking the ninth straight month of drop,  data from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) showed. The SIAM data also revealed that commercial vehicle sales fell by 25.7 percent to 56,866 units in the same quarter. The two-wheeler segment also witnessed a fall of 16.8 percent to about 1.51 million units.  ReutersSIAM said there was a 17 percent decrease in the domestic passenger vehicle production in July. Vishnu Mathur, Director General of SIAM, told media that there is an urgent need for government measures to revive the industry. He added that the industry is trying hard to get back the sales momentum and it requires government support to prevent the crisis from worsening.Maruti Suzuki, India’s auto manufacturing giant, witnessed a fall of 18.3 percent in its valuation since the beginning of the financial year. The country is facing a major crisis with its S&P BSE auto sector index falling about 23 percent in the first quarter. The logo of Maruti Suzuki India Limited is seen on a glass door at a showroom in New Delhi, India, February 29, 2016.REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/File PhotoAmid the liquidity crunch in the country, with the banking sector going on the back foot in terms of new credit, the demand for consumer goods is declining. This is the major reason behind the fall in car sales. To cope up with the slumping sales and stagnant market, the Indian auto sector has been slashing employee count. The falling sales have also led to the closure of factories for days while the auto part suppliers are on the verge of shutting down completely due to lack of demand.In an effort to restore the health og the auto sector, the industry demanded tax cuts and easier access to finance for dealers and buyers at a meeting with the Indian Government officials, last week. Generic auto parts in IndiaReuterslast_img read more

China hails courage of North South Korean leaders

first_imgNorth Korea`s leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korea`s President Moon Jae-in (R) pose for a photo during their summit in the Peace House building on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom on 27 April. Photo: AFPChina on Friday heaped praised on the leaders of the two Koreas for holding a landmark summit, calling their handshake over the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula a “historic moment”.“We applaud the Korean leaders’ historic step and appreciate their political decisions and courage,” foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a regular press briefing.“We hope and look forward to them taking this opportunity to further open a new journey of long-term stability on the peninsula.”She also cited a poem that reads: “We remain brothers after all the vicissitudes; let’s forgo our old grudges, smiling we will meet again.”China is North Korea’s sole major ally but it has supported a series of United Nations sanctions to punish Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile tests.Beijing has pressed for dialogue to peacefully resolve the nuclear crisis.last_img

248 families shifted to shelter centres fearing landslides

first_imgA total of 248 families residing in low-lying and landslide-prone areas of Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari have been moved to 12 shelter centres following incessant rain and bad weather in the district. Photo: UNBA total of 248 families residing in low-lying and landslide-prone areas of Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari have been moved to 12 shelter centres following incessant rain and bad weather in the district.Many families who were evacuated with them from muddy hill areas across 4 of the unions in Dighinala took shelter at their relatives’ houses in different areas.Dighinala Project Implementation officer Md Kawsar Alam Sarkar said 122 families were moved to seven shelters in Merong union, 10 families were taken to one shelter at Boalkhali union, 96 families were taken to three shelters in Kolakhali union and 20 families went to one shelter at Babuchhora union.Merong Union Parishad chairman Rahman Kabir Ratan said at least 17 villages of his union have been flooded with torrential rain. They were providing necessary reliefs including food and medicine to the shelter centers, he said.last_img read more

Scientists Build AntiMosquito Laser

first_img Citation: Scientists Build Anti-Mosquito Laser (2009, March 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-03-scientists-anti-mosquito-laser.html Explore further The anti-mosquito laser was originally introduced by astrophysicist Lowell Wood in the early 1980s, but the idea never took off. More recently, former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold revived the laser idea when Bill Gates asked him to explore new ways of combating malaria. Now, astrophysicist Jordin Kare from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Wood, Myhrvold, and other experts have developed a handheld laser that can locate individual mosquitoes and kill them one by one. The developers hope that the technology might be used to create a laser barrier around a house or village that could kill or blind the insects. Alternatively, flying drones equipped with anti-mosquito lasers could track the insects with radar and then sweep the sky with the laser.The researchers are tuning the strength of the laser so that it kills mosquitoes without harming other insects or, especially, people. The system can even distinguish between males and females by the frequency of their wing movements, which may be important since only females spread the parasite. In experiments, the system could target mosquitoes with a flashlight, and then uses a zoom lens to feed the data to the computer, which fires at the insect. Each time the laser strikes a mosquito, the computer makes a gunshot sound. When the mosquito is hit, it bursts into flame and falls to the ground, and a thin plume of smoke rises. The anti-mosquito laser is just one of many novel ways to kill the disease-carrying insects, in addition to the conventional strategy of vaccinating humans. Other ideas include devices that disrupt the mosquitoes’ senses of sight, smell, and heat; feeding them poisoned blood; infecting them with a genetically altered bacterium; and creating a malaria-free mutant to overtake the natural mosquitoes.via: Wall Street Journal© 2009 PhysOrg.com A laser that kills mosquitoes could help reduce the spread of malaria. Image credit: PlaneMad/Wikipedia Protein plays key role in transmitting deadly malaria parasite (PhysOrg.com) — In an effort to prevent the spread of malaria, scientists have built a laser that shoots and kills mosquitoes. Malaria, which is caused by a parasite and transmitted by mosquitoes, kills about 1 million people every year. 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.last_img read more