Martha Posts DoubleDigit Publishing Internet Revenue Gains

first_imgMSLO REVENUE20072006%CHNG Also today, the company announced an agreement with Chef Emeril Lagasse to acquire the non-restaurant assets related for $50 million in cash and stock. During a conference call, MSLO CEO Susan Lyne said that while there is no plan to launch an Emeril Lagasse magazine, synergies between Lagasse’s brand and Everyday Food could help take “to the next level.”Overall, MSLO saw a 17.4 percent increase in publishing revenue to $183.7 million in 2007-by far its biggest segment.The company’s Internet business grew to $19.2 million in 2007, up 21.6 percent over 2006. MSLO’s online advertising revenue increased 60 percent in the fourth quarter as page views to the company’s Web products grew 33 percent for the year. Advertising revenue is up 35 percent for the first quarter, the company said. Publishing$183.7M$156.6M17.40% Source: MSLO Internet$19.20 $15.80 21.60% TOTAL$327.90 $288.30 13.70% Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia announced its fourth quarter earnings this morning, posting double-digit increases in revenue for its publishing and Internet businesses in 2007.Net income per share was $0.20 for the full- year 2007, compared to a loss of $0.33 in 2006-a return to profitability for a brand that had been besieged by its namesake’s stock scandal and subsequent incarceration.Publishing revenues increased 15 percent to $49.4 million in the fourth quarter, led by strong advertising gains at Martha Stewart Living (12 percent in ad pages). Advertising in the first quarter of 2008 is up approximately five percent, the company said. Revenue is expected to be $40 million for the quarter. The company raised ratebases for Martha Stewart Living (2,000,000), Everyday Food (900,000) and Body + Soul at 550,000. (The company will not have any revenue from the defunct Blueprint, which accounted for $7 million in 2007.)The publishing division’s operating loss was $1.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2007, compared to an operating loss of $2.2 million in the same period in 2006, while the company’s adjusted EBITDA was $0.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2007, compared to a loss of $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. Merchandising$84.70 $69.50 21.90% Broadcasting$40.30 $46.50 -13.40%last_img read more

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Northstar Travel Group Acquires Axus Travel App

first_imgNorthstar Travel Group announced today that it has acquired AXUS Travel App (AXUS), an itinerary management software serving travel advisors and tour operators.Established in 2014, AXUS creates and organizes trip proposals and itineraries for travel managers and tour operators, while also providing other services like delivering booking confirmations and custom travel details to customers through a website and mobile app.“This ideal union with Northstar combines the resources of a large, diverse and highly respected travel heavyweight with the agility, customer intimacy and industry insight which have made AXUS the itinerary management app of choice for travel planners,” said Julia Douglas, the founder and CEO of AXUS in a statement.Northstar, the Secaucus, NJ-based B2B organization, produces brands such as Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Business Travel News, and Successful Meetings, among several others, as well as events in 13 countries in the retail and corporate travel, hospitality, and meetings industries. “The addition of the AXUS planning tool and mobile application is an important strategic enhancement to our suite of subscription workflow and content tools for travel professionals,” said Thomas Kemp, CEO & Chairman of Northstar Travel Group, in a statement.Back in May, Northstar acquired the hotel investment event portfolio from Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the American Hotel & Lodging Association (the AHLA), and their other partners. BHN produces 10 hospitality investment events and conferences worldwide. The acquisition also included the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), a global hotel investment conference.Additionally, in April, the company announced it acquired the assets of L.A.-based Schneider Publishing, which included a trio of annual events and a two related media brands, SportsTravel and Association News magazines.last_img read more

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UPDATE Silver Lake Will Likely Be OK To Swim In Soon Latest

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Silver Lake has been closed for swimming for the past 16 days after the Town’s Health Department’s routine testing discovered high bacteria levels (E Coli) in the water.“Although [this Tuesday’s results] came back low — right was 10 E.Coli/100 ml AND center was 40 E.Coli/100 ml — the geometric mean — which is the average of the last 5 samples — is still too high,” Health Director Shelly Newhouse tells Wilmington Apple.The beach will be closed for swimming if the bacteria test exceeds a geometric mean of 126 E.Coli/100 ml in the last 5 consecutive samples.The Board of Health took water samples again on Thursday and hopes the results, which should be available on Friday, will lower the geometric mean to under 126 E.Coli/100 ml, which would allow swimming to resume.Once swimming is permitted again, beachgoers should note that lifeguards will no longer be on duty as the town’s beach season officially wrapped on Sunday, August 11.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.comShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedALERT: Town Beach Is CLOSED For Swimming Due To High Bacteria CountIn “Government”(GOOSE) POOP HAPPENS: Town Beach Has Successful Season Despite 16-Day Swimming Ban Due To High BacteriaIn “Government”Town Beach Season Is Officially Over: Key Reminders As Beach Remains Open Without Lifeguards Beginning August 12In “Community”last_img read more

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2 newborns die for wrong treatment

first_imgMap of ComillaTwo newborn boys died for reportedly wrong treatment by a fake gynecologist at a private clinic in Nawabpur Bazar of Chandina upazila in Cumilla on Thursday, reports UNB.The fake gynecologist is Kamrunahar, owner of Nawabpur Medical Centre.However, police recovered the bodies from the clinic and arrested the gynecologist’s assistant Yesmin, 35, while the main culprit was on the run, said Md Ali Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Chandina model police station.Deceased’s fathers are expatriate Sariful Islam of Karyarpara village and Omar Faruk of Kongai village in the upazila.Talking to UNB, father Omar Faruk said being informed by locals about the fame of the gynecologist, he admitted his wife to the clinic on Thursday after completing the prescribed ultrasonography.Later in the day, his wife gave birth to a baby boy through cesarean section, but the condition of both the mother and her baby was being worsened after the delivery.Observing the condition, fake gynecologist Kamrunahar prescribed an injection for the baby and the father brought it. “But, my baby died immediately after pushing the injection,” said Omar Faruk.However, when contacted, district civil surgeon and family planning officer Nasima Akhter said that they were not informed about the incidents.”Necessary legal steps would be taken against the fake doctor if found guilty,” she added.last_img read more

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Rockets hit Libyas only working airport

first_imgTravellers arrive at the Mitiga International Airport after its reopening on 7 September 2018, in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Photo: AFPRockets were fired at the only working airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, with no reports of casualties or damage, an airport source said early Wednesday.It came within days of Mitiga International Airport’s reopening after it was forced to close for a week because of deadly clashes between rival militias in and around Tripoli.A Libyan Airlines flight was diverted to Misrata airport, some 200 kilometres (120 miles) east of the capital, the source said, adding that preparations were also underway to move planes on the tarmac in Tripoli to Misrata.The airport had reopened on Friday after a ceasefire overseen by the UN was signed between the armed groups waging a bloody conflict mostly in Tripoli’s southern suburbs.The agreement has largely been respected but witnesses reported brief clashes in the south of the capital on Tuesday night.The fighting has killed at least 50 people and wounded 138 others — most of them civilians — since August 27, according to the health ministry.Thousands of families have fled the violence to nearby towns or have had to seek shelter in other districts of Tripoli, authorities have said.During heavy clashes last month, at least three rockets landed in the airport’s vicinity, forcing staff to reroute all flights to Misrata.Tripoli has been at the centre of a battle for influence between armed groups since the fall of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.Mitiga, a former military airport in the east of the city, was first opened to civil air traffic after the destruction of Tripoli’s international airport in the capital’s south during unrest in 2014.Since then only Libyan airlines have operated in the country, running internal flights and regular connections to a handful of countries, including Tunisia and Turkey.Libyan airlines are banned from European Union airspace for “security reasons”.Separately in the capital, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide attack a day earlier against the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation which killed two employees.Three attackers died in the assault on the NOC’s offices, IS said in a statement published by the US-based SITE Intelligence Group which tracks extremists.That attack came four months after the headquarters of the country’s electoral commission in the capital was hit by suicide bombers, killing 14 people and also claimed by IS.The jihadist group gained ground in Libya in the chaos following Kadhafi’s ousting and despite being driven in December 2016 from its main fiefdom of Sirte, east of the capital, it continues to carry out deadly attacks.last_img read more

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World IPv6 Day test runs 24 hours starting June 8

first_img Citation: World IPv6 Day test runs 24 hours starting June 8 (2011, January 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-01-ipv6-internet-protocol-billion-space.html IPv6 guide provides path to secure deployment of next-generation Internet protocol On June 8, 2011 major web companies such as Facebook, and Yahoo!, will allow IPv6 to run on their main websites for 24 hours. These websites along with Google have more than one billion combined visits each day. They are joining major content delivery networks Akamai and Limelight Networks along with the Internet Society, for the first global-scale 24 hour trial run of the new Internet Protocol, IPv6.Internet users will not have to do anything to prepare for this 24 hour global event. According to the Internet Society, the vast majority of users, about 99.5%, will be unaffected. There will be some cases where users may experience connectivity problems due to the fact that their home network device is not configured correctly.The major goal of World IPv6 Day is to identify the potential problems under controlled testing and address them in a timely manner. Organizations involved in this global event will be working alongside operating system manufacturers, networking vendors and ISPs to minimize the number of users affected.World IPv6 Day marks a critical day in Internet history that will pave the way for future growth and enabling more computers, networks and handheld devices to come online. Explore further IPv6 is a new version of the Internet Protocol that is designed to succeed the existing Internet Protocol version 4. More information: World IPv6 Day, IPv6 © 2010 PhysOrg.com 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. (PhysOrg.com) — Today’s Internet protocol, IPv4, is expected to run out of space this year. On World IPv6 Day the first steps will be taken to test a long-term solution that will address the 30 year old 32 bit addresses.last_img read more

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Intel developer event to discuss 16 Tbits MXC interconnect breakthrough

first_img Citation: Intel developer event to discuss 1.6 Tbit/s MXC interconnect breakthrough (2013, August 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-intel-event-discuss-tbits-mxc.html MXC is the result of a two-year collaboration between Intel and Corning Cable Systems. Intel’s strength in the work has been its expertise in silicon photonics and Corning worked on the new fiber technology called Corning ClearCurve LW. In 1970, three Corning scientists came up with a low-loss optical fiber, described as a hair-thin strand of highly transparent glass able to transmit information by reflecting light through the length of its core. Corning takes pride in its work ever since in fiber optic manufacturing. On the Intel side, the company has been working on its silicon photonics technology, an area of focus for almost ten years, which involves “moving data with silicon and light,” in the words of Intel. This is an approach to using photons to move big amounts of data at very high speeds with extremely low power over a thin optical fiber.According to an Intel website page, the new connector can carry 1.6 terabits of information per second, has fewer moving parts, is less susceptible to dust and costs less than other photonics connectors. With those features, the interconnect can be a real advancement for data centers. Intel’s comments on the IDF website had this to say:. “Current optical connectors used in data centers are based on a design from the mid 1980s. Two years ago, Intel started working with Corning Cable Systems to design a brand new optical connector called MXC, using silicon photonics and a new fiber technology. MXC can carry up to 1.6 Terabits per second and is smaller than the connectors used today.” The IDF item also said the Corning fiber contribution to the MXC is called Corning ClearCurve LW.Participating in next month’s MXC lecture are David Hessong, MXC Product Line Manager and Scott Bickham senior development associate, both of Corning Cable Systems and, from Intel, Victor Krutul, director, of intel’s Silicon Photonics Operation.The topics in this session range from existing optical connector issues, MXC’s design goals, its edge over other optical connectors, and the MXC schedule. The Intel Developer Forum runs from September 10 to 12. © 2013 Phys.org Explore further New photonic architecture promises to dramatically change next decade of disaggregated, rack-scale server designscenter_img (Phys.org) —The word is out that Intel will present an entirely new optical interconnect technology for servers at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco next month. The MXC interconnect is capable of a peak transfer rate of 1.6 terabits per second. In advancing notes of what’s on the agenda at the upcoming developer forum, Intel posted a brief description of its MXC presentation scheduled for September 12. Once the posting went up, it did not take long for tech sites to see it and catch the significance. This is something big. More information: www.intel.com/content/www/us/e … tonics-research.htmlwww.corning.com/opticalfiber/f … berbasics/index.aspxintel.activeevents.com/sf13/co … search.ww#loadSearch 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

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Compact car lands on roof in Playa del Carmen

first_imgIt was just before noon when police were called to the scene of a rollover along the federal highway in the municipality of Playa del Carmen. The accident happened near the resort of Xaman-Ha at kilometer 241. Police arrived to find the small car on its roof in the fast lane. They proceeded to direct traffic while paramedics arrived, however, the car’s two occupants were diagnosed with only minor bruises and were not transferred to hospital. Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A gray compact car overturned along the Tulum-Playa del Carmen Federal Highway leaving the driver and passenger with only minor injuries. center_img There was no official cause of the rollover. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Alaska and glamping new for Contikis 20192020 USA program

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group Alaska and glamping new for Contiki’s 2019-2020 USA program Tags: Contiki, USA Posted by Monday, July 15, 2019 Unique accommodation is a key selling feature for agents looking to talk to their clients about Contiki’s USA & Canada program, says Sheralyn Berry, President of Contiki Canada.“North America is an incredibly diverse region with countless opportunities for adventure,” notes Berry. “We know young Canadians are increasingly interested in off-the-beaten-track destinations and choosing glamping as their preferred type of accommodation, so it’s exciting to not only be able to offer two brand new and lesser-explored destinations with our Alaska and Pacific Northwest trips, but also our new glamping experiences in the Great Smoky Mountains and Zion National Park. Clients travelling with Contiki should prepare for a road trip of a lifetime.”More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaThe new program incorporates ‘Instagram-worthy’ glamping experiences in Zion National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains. For two nights, clients sleep in safari-style tents, featuring real beds, luxury bathrooms and cafe-style dining options. Other trips in the region include overnights in a Bass Lake summer camp with swimming pool and rustic cabins, and a picturesque chalet in Banff complete with indoor pool and sauna.Here’s a closer look at Contiki’s new U.S. trips for 2019-2020…GRAND ALASKAThis 12-day adventure includes spectacular, untouched landscapes and roaming wildlife and glaciers, with time at some of the biggest National Parks in the world for hiking, camping, canoeing and more.PACIFIC NORTHWESTThis 9-day trip in the laid-back Pacific Northwest starts in San Francisco before heading through Portland, Astoria and Seattle, along with exploring the great outdoors of the Columbian River Highway, Multnomah Falls and Mt Hood. Clients can expect plenty of craft beer, incredible music, natural beauty and delicious regional food along the way.CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’This trip starts in San Francisco and winds its way through giant redwoods and rugged coastlines to Big Sur, Malibu and Santa Monica Pier. The eight-day journey “brings you the best of Cali, with plenty of palm-fringed beaches, breath-taking bays and dazzling L.A. glamour along the way.”SOUTHERN SOULFrom Dallas to New Orleans, this eight-day trip is all about BBQ, southern hospitality and the sultry sound of jazz and blues. This one brings clients from Fort Worth through Austin, Houston and New Orleans.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaSOUTHERN STARSThis trip hits all the highlights of the American south in 10 days, from the sultry jazz and sumptuous food of New Orleans, down through other musical meccas like Memphis and Nashville before the big finale – glamping under canvas in the majestic Great Smoky Mountains. The trip ends in Atlanta.MIGHTY YOSEMITEYosemite is best known for its waterfalls, but still manages to pack in gigantic glaciers, dreamy meadows, plunging valleys, ancient trees and wildlife, says Contiki. The 4-day trip takes travellers from San Fran into the heart of nature, where they’ll camp under starlit skies, hike through the giant sequoia trees and cycle by the Merced River.SOUTHWEST NATIONAL PARKSThis 4-day trip starts and finishes in Las Vegas but inbetween the focus is decidedly nature, with a journey through Zion Canyon and the organic amphitheatre of Bryce, before heading through Monument Valley, Lake Powell. The trip saves the best for last – the Grand Canyon. Along the way clients will be hiking, camping under starlit skies and spotting wildlife, with options for a Navajo-led hike around Antelope Canyon and a helicopter over the Grand Canyon’s rim. TORONTO — Contiki has unveiled its new USA & Canada program for 2019-20.Highlighted offerings include five brand new trips in the U.S., in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, California and the Deep South, along with 13 improved trips across North America.The new trips join 32 existing trips that Contiki offers in North America. The new program also seea Contiki introduce glamping accommodation, “defined as ‘camping meets modern luxury’”, says the company, on select trips to the U.S. as part of its ‘Special Stay’ offering. The exclusive only-with-Contiki accommodation options through Special Stay include the Gasthof Schoneck in Austria, jungle rafts in Thailand and the famous Château de Cruix (AKA the ‘Contiki Château’) in France’s Beaujolais wine region.last_img read more

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TVN has launched what it claims will be Polands f

first_imgTVN has launched what it claims will be Poland’s first social TV app, a second screen service that went live to coincide with the launch of the latest season of Poland’s Got Talent.The app, called ‘Mam talent!’ went live at the weekend and market the launch of season seven of the local version of the hit Got Talent franchise.TVN said that 60,000 viewers used the app during the first episode and that more than 1.35 million interactions took place within the course of the program – including opinion polls and quizzes related to the show.“Today viewers expect much more from television than just ready-made entertainment offering to enjoy as passive viewers. They want to participate actively, exert an influence on what and whom they watch, be free to evaluate, express their preferences and likes and to confront them with other viewers’ opinions,” said Edward Miszczak, TVN management board member for the programming department.“Our second screen “Mam talent!’ application is an excellent tool – it enables them to do that fast and easily via mobile phone or tablet with an extra fun aspect.”last_img read more

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