John McGovernMedia industry M&A advisory firm W.B. Grimes & Co. has been acquired by John McGovern, a senior associate and seven-year veteran of the firm, for an undisclosed sum.The newly renamed Grimes, McGovern & Associates will be led by McGovern as CEO; former owner and president Larry Grimes, whose father Walter founded the firm in 1959, will transition to chairman and advisor.“I could not be more excited about having a long-standing member of our team take the company reins,” said Grimes in a statement. “John has been an industry trailblazer, always at the cutting edge of new technologies. As the media industry continues to evolve there is no doubt the new company will remain an industry leader.”The firm, which says it’s sold more than 1,600 media and event businesses over its six-decade history, primarily specializes in buy- and sell-side advisory work for newspapers, media and information services businesses, and conferences and trade shows. A separate sports division, which was not a part of the sale, will evidently remain under Grimes’ ownership.“We look forward to continuing to serve our clients and to innovate and grow in the areas of media and newspapers, as well as the emerging events and information services sectors, with renewed focus on international buy-side and sell-side work,” added McGovern. Concurrent with the ownership change, former senior associate Julie Bergman was promoted to VP of the firm’s newspaper group.Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…SANDOW has tapped Elle beauty and fitness director Emily Dougherty to be the next editor-in-chief of NewBeauty. Dougherty had spent the last 16 years with Elle, and the last 14 running the magazine’s beauty section alongside long-time editor-in-chief Robbie Myers, who stepped down at the end of 2017.The announcement comes about a week after NewBeauty named Architectural Digest associate publisher Susan Keena its new head of sales and strategic partnerships. Both Keena and Dougherty will report to the NewBeauty president Agnes Chapski, who was appointed to that role last September after a long tenure at Condé Nast as publisher of Allure.Harper’s Bazaar has hired Deborah Needleman as editor-at-large, in which capacity she’ll contribute story ideas and report directly to editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey. Needleman most recently spent four years as editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, before departing late in 2016. She came to T from The Wall Street Journal, where she served as editor of the monthly WSJ. Magazine as well as the newspaper’s Saturday “Off Duty” section. Prior to that, Needleman was the founding editor of domino magazine, then part of Condé Nast.Nancy Cooper has joined Food Network Magazine as executive account director. Cooper joins from luxury home goods retailer Dering Hall, where she served as VP of partnerships and digital strategy. Prior to that, Cooper spent time at Condé Nast as executive fashion and luxury director for Glamour and Self.Atlantic Media has hired Alex Treadway as associate publisher of Route Fifty, an offshoot of the company’s Government Executive Media Group that focuses on state and local government. Treadway joins from The Daily Caller, which he helped launch in 2010 alongside co-founders Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, and where he most recently served as chief revenue officer. In between, Treadway spent two years at The Washington Post as VP of leadership sales. He also spent ten years with Atlantic Media from 1999 to 2009, in the National Journal group.them, Condé Nast’s recently-launched LGBTQ platform, announced a series of hires and promotions:Senior editor Meredith Talusan has been promoted to executive editor, reporting to chief content officer Phillip Picardi.Associate editor Tyler Ford has been bumped up to editor.Vice‘s LGBTQ editor, Tyler Trykowski, has joined them as senior editor.Community manager Michael Cuby has been appointed editor-at-large, in which capacity he’ll contribute ongoing features and lead special projects.Buzzfeed social media fellow Aamina Khan has been tapped to succeed Cuby as community manager.Tim Peterson has joined Digiday as a senior media reporter. He arrives from Third Door Media, where he spent the last two years as a reporter for Marketing Land.From the job board…Ad Age seeks a full-time deputy creativity editor, responsible for pitching and writing stories for the magazine’s print and online coverage of advertising creative, among other duties. Five-plus years of “progressive journalism experience” desired.See this and other current openings at careers.foliomag.com.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, November 14, 2018:DPW reported a resident on Faulkner Avenue was pumping water into the street, causing ice buildup in the road. Police spoke with the homeowner, who agreed to reroute water flow of his sump pump. (6:17am)Paul J. Neulist (32, Tewksbury) was issued a summons for Unlicensed Operation A Motor Vehicle. (6:42am)A motorist struck a deer on Shawsheen Avenue. Deer ran off. (9:11am)Police and Fire helped grandmother and 2 grandchildren who were locked in a shed. Wind blew door shut and they were trapped. (12:37pm)A Burlington Avenue resident wanted it logged than Amazon truck driver drove over her lawn last night, causing damage to the landscape. (3:21pm)Corey R. Tomblin (28, Lowell) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Registration; Uninsured Motor Vehicle; No Or Expired inspection Sticker; Number Plate Violation; Motor Vehicle Lights Violation; and Unlicensed Operation A Motor Vehicle. (5:01pm)A blak sedan broke down on the Butters Row Bridge. Vehicle towed. (5:36pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 12: 2 Drivers Issued Summonses; Drone FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 9: Police Issue 2 Summonses To Drivers; Windows Kicked In At BusinessIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”
Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 13 Photos Apple $999 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 3:01 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Pokemon Go Spotify Apple Phones Tech Industry Security $999 Best Buy Boost Mobile Pirates reportedly managed to get altered versions of popular apps onto the App Store. Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images Pirates used Apple’s enterprise developer certificates to put out hacked versions of some major apps, a report said Thursday.The altered versions of Spotify, Angry Birds, Pokemon Go and Minecraft make paid features available for free and remove in-app ads, according to Reuters, sucking revenue away from the app developers and Apple.For example, the pirated Spotify blocks the ads that normally play when you listen with a free subscription and you can play the altered Minecraft for free (it normally costs $7 in the App Store). Some of the pirates reportedly offer paid subscriptions that let you access more stable versions of their modified apps. Sprint $999 Top 5 strangest dating apps Best dating apps of 2019 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X CNET may get a commission from retail offers. reading • Pirates reportedly use Apple certs to release hacked apps on iPhone Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See All $999 2 See It Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 The pirates appear to have figured out how to use digital certs to get around Apple’s carefully policed App Store by saying the apps will be used only by their employees, when they’re actually being distributed to everyone. They even managed to get around a ban by using different certs.Apple will reportedly take steps to fight back by requiring all app makers to use its two-factor authentication protocol from the end of February, so logging into an Apple ID will require a password and code sent to a trusted Apple device.Apple and Spotify (which is cracking down on ad blockers) declined to comment, while the other companies alluded to their protection efforts.”Rovio takes the protection of its intellectual property rights very seriously,” a company spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement. “When we do see infringements, we work actively with our partners to take action, for the benefit of both our player community and Rovio as a business.”A Niantic spokesperson said it’s “committed to maintaining the state of Pokemon Go” and its community.”Those who violate Niantic’s terms of service (including by use of unauthorized third party apps or software) may have their account banned. While we cannot discuss the systems implemented, we can confirm that we are constantly refining new ways to ensure the integrity of the game in order to keep it fun and fair for all players,” it said in a statement via email.Mojang didn’t respond to a request for comment.Last month, Apple briefly pulled enterprise certificates from both Facebook and Google after discovering that the companies used them as market research apps that gathered people’s data.First published Feb. 14 at 4:38 a.m. PT.Updated at Feb. 18 at 7:03 a.m. PT: Adds Niantic and Rovio comment. Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comments See it See It Tags • See It
U.S. politicians condemned Pfizer Inc’s deal with Allergan Plc as a tax dodge on Monday, bringing another round of hand-wringing in Washington over the corporate tax code, though legislative action before 2017 is unlikely.Democrats heaped the most criticism on the New York-based drug maker, with Hillary Clinton accusing Pfizer of using legal loopholes to avoid its “fair share” of taxes in a deal that she said “will leave U.S. taxpayers holding the bag.”The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said she will propose steps to prevent more inversions, but she did not provide details. “We cannot delay in cracking down on inversions that erode our tax base,” said the ex U.S. secretary of state and former New York senator in a statement.Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who has called for a corporate tax overhaul, called the deal “disgusting” in comments to news website Business Insider.Pfizer is doing the largest inversion deal of all time. In a $160-billion transaction, it plans to move its tax address from the United States to Ireland, if only on paper, by buying and merging into Allergan, a smaller, Dublin-based competitor.The combined company will be called Pfizer and will be run by Pfizer’s CEO, with executive management staying in New York and extensive operations across the United States, but it will no longer be taxed as a U.S. company.More than 50 similar deals have been done over three decades by well-known companies such as Medtronic Plc, Fruit of the Loom and Ingersoll Rand Plc. Congressional researchers have estimated inversions, left unchecked, will cost the U.S. Treasury nearly $20 billion in the next 10 years.The White House declined to comment on Pfizer’s deal, but a spokesman told reporters in a briefing that Congress should take action to prevent more such transactions.The U.S. Treasury Department last week unveiled new rules to clamp down on inversions, its second attempt to do so since a wave of deals peaked in September 2014. But the latest rules amounted to tweaks of existing law and will not impede the Pfizer-Allergan transaction, tax experts said.Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s chief rival for the Democratic nomination, said the deal “would allow another major American corporation to hide its profits overseas.”Perhaps anticipating the deal would draw fire, Pfizer CEO Ian Read sent a letter on Monday to senior senators.The letter said, “We will maintain our global operational headquarters in New York City. At the time we close the transaction, we will have over 40,000 employees across 25 states. We will be gaining greater access to resources that will enable us to make significant investments in the U.S.”Pfizer holds about $74 billion in profits offshore that, thanks to another loophole, it has not brought into the United States to avoid paying the taxes due under America’s worldwide corporate tax system. As an Irish-domiciled company, it will have less costly access to those funds.Representative Tom Price, one of few congressional Republicans to comment on Monday, said in a statement that more Treasury regulations will not solve the inversions problem. “The only real solution to curbing inversions is tax reform,” he said.But Congress, divided over fiscal issues, is widely seen as unlikely to tackle a tax overhaul before the 2016 elections.”Pfizer built their business on the back of our research and development tax incentives, our federally supported medical research, our skilled workforce, and our infrastructure,” said Democratic Representative Rosa DeLauro in a statement.”We cannot continue to allow Pfizer and other corporations to pretend that they are American while reaping the benefits this country has to offer, yet claiming to be another nationality when the tax bill comes,” she said.
Asian stocks crept up on Tuesday thanks to a rebound in oil prices and the dollar consolidated recent gains although underlying risk appetite was cautious on concerns over capital outflows and weak data, especially from China.Special focus will be on China’s B Share market, which was trading up around 0.8 percent on Tuesday after tumbling more than 6 percent on Monday on concerns of extended yuan weakness.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.5 percent in early trade. Australia’s benchmark index was up 0.4 percent while Hong Kong shares were poised to open higher.”The Hong Kong markets should find some support around current levels though the weak outlook from the telecom and the property sector and continued concerns of yuan weakness will prevent any sharp gains,” said Alex Wong, a portfolio manager at Ample Capital with $100 million in assets under management.As campaigning for the U.S. presidential elections enters its home stretch and concerns about the Chinese economy deepen after last week’s weak trade data, risk aversion is broadly on the rise – forcing investors to cut positions after a strong rally in risky assets in the third quarter of 2016.Daily portfolio flows to emerging markets declined sharply last week with the seven-day moving average declining to its lowest level since a surprise Chinese currency devaluation in August 2015, according to data from Institute of International Finance.”It’s been an incredibly quiet start to the week as most currencies remain range bound but don’t let this sense of calm fool you as markets may be poised to explode,” said Stephen Innes, a senior trader at FX broker OANDA, referring to a multitude of macro-economic risks on the horizon.Adding to the headwinds for emerging markets is the growing likelihood of a U.S. rate increase in December which has lifted 10-year U.S. Treasury yields by 25 basis points so far this month and boosted the dollar.Wall Street ended down as lower oil prices weighed on energy shares. Stock futures SPc1 were flat in Asian trade.Major currencies were confined in broad trading ranges on the back of soggy U.S. data and the absence of fresh triggers.”Rangebound trading continues, with the 104 level heavy for the dollar-yen,” said Kaneo Ogino, director at foreign exchange research firm Global-info Co in Tokyo. “It’s just short-term guys, playing in the market.”The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six major rivals, slipped 0.1 percent to 97.7, after rising as high as 98.169 in the previous session, its highest level since March 10.Still, some risk indicators in the market were flickering green such as the Australian dollar, which was up around 0.6 percent at $0.7669, while oil prices rose on hopes the market may not be as oversupplied as some analysts believe.International benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 was up 0.4 percent while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) CLc1 edged 0.5 percent higher. Safe-haven gold was firm around the $1250 per ounce level as growing risk aversion encouraged buyers, halting a 6 percent fall over the last few weeks.
Santu Larma addressing a press conference on Saturday. Photo: Prothom AloThere has been no remedy to the violation of human rights of the indigenous communities, said president of Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples’ Forum Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, popularly known as Santu Larma.”The state’s irresponsibility and hostility towards them have broken all previous records. The existence of the indigenous people is threatened,” alleged Santu Larma while addressing a press conference at a hotel in the capital on Saturday.The press conference was organised on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August.The leader of indigenous people said the government claims that the country has seen a wave of development, but millions of people, including ethnic people, poor farmers and labourers, are being washed away by this so-called development, he added.He said the government did nothing despite in landslides killing 131 people and affecting 20,000 families in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.Santu Larma said around 15000 people were starving in Sajek of Khagrachhari, 10000 tonnes of rice was needed, but the government remains indifferent.Santu Larma announced various programmes to mark 9 August. He said educationist professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal will inaugurate the main event at Central Shaheed Minar while civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon will attend it as chief guest. Functions to mark the day will be organised in the districts where the ethnic people live.Oikya NAP president Pankaj Bhattacharya alleged that an attempt was on to wipe out the existence of indigenous people from the country. He terms this attitude as a collapse in the spirit of democracy and the spirit of the liberation war.Researcher columnist Syed Abul Maksud said, “Not only indigenous people, no one is in fine, except pro-Awami League people. The country does not only belong to the pro-AL people. We fought together to liberate the country.”Professor of Dhaka University Mesbah Kamal said the state does not recognise the existence of indigenous people. The election commission declares regional political parties will not be allowed to participate in the election, he said, adding that in the neighbouring country such parties participated in the elections and formed the government.Kamal called upon the EC to allow all parties including Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity to participate in the election.Indigenous Peoples’ Forum member secretary Sanjib Drang moderated the press conference addressed by human rights activist Numan Ahmed Khan, and organising secretaries of indigenous peoples’ forum Saktipad Tripura and Rabindra Saren.
.Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), a rights body, has urged the government to investigate the attacks on the quota reformists by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists and to release Rashed Khan, joint convener of Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Council immediately.It made the demand in a statement issued on Sunday.The statement signed by ASK executive director Sheepa Hafiza said, “On Saturday morning, at least 10 leaders of the central committee of the council were injured in an attack by some BCL men on the DU campus. Police arrested Rashed in a case filed by a BCL leader which is very regrettable.”It also criticised the silence of the Dhaka University (DU) administration over the attack and its failure to control it.Terming the BCL attack on students ‘unacceptable’, the rights body asked the government to identify the attackers immediately and mete out exemplary punishment to them.
The District of Columbia Association of Parliamentarians is celebrating its 46th Annual Parliamentary Law Day Observance. The forum will be held at the Washington Navy Yard Catering and Conference Center, Building 211, on, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.The event will feature two presenters: Darlene T. Allen, Professional Registered Parliamentarian and the National Parliamentarian Association, Director of District Two who will bring both local and national information. Following a lunch, John D. Stackpole, Ph.D., Professional Registered Parliamentarian and Certified Professional Parliamentarian will conduct a “Voting on a Three Way Decision” workshop.
Kilobots bring us one step closer to a robot swarm © 2012 Phys.org 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. Citation: Tiny robot swarm able to play tunes on a virtual piano (w/ video) (2012, November 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-tiny-robot-swarm-tunes-virtual.html (Phys.org)—Researchers at Georgia Tech’s Georgia Robots and InTelligent Systems (GRITS) Laboratory have succeeded in programming a swarm of very tiny robots to figure out for themselves how to go about playing a tune on a virtual piano displayed on a flat plane. One of the robots is the leader, and knows the tune and where a robot needs to be to create the notes that make up the tune; that information is conveyed to the other robots that make up the swarm, and the result is the playing of the familiar classical tune, Beethoven’s “Fur Elise.” More information: gritslab.gatech.edu/home/2011/ … er-follower-control/ Explore further With swarming, individual members take actions based on the location and actions of those around them. With this new research, the objective was to cause individual members of the swarm to appear at a certain location on the virtual keyboard at a certain time to cause the playing of a note; necessary ingredients to create music. The catch though, was that only one of them, the designated leader, was “told” what those data points were beforehand. Thus, the leader had to convey to the other bots where they needed to be and when. The team added some other elements to the goal to increase the difficulty of the assignment, which should theoretically help in learning more about how to program swarms. They wanted the bots to use the fewest number of themselves possible to play a song together, based on the tempo of the song (and to use the shortest routes possible all while avoiding collisions). If a song is played slow enough, for example, it could be performed by one little robot racing across the virtual keyboard (or by a person using just one finger perhaps on a real piano). As the tempo picks up, it becomes impossible for one bot to get the next note in time for the song to play correctly, thus another bot is added, starting a swarm.What’s remarkable about the playing bots is that the leader doesn’t just tell every other bot where it’s supposed to be, instead, it conveys information to those nearest to it, which in turn convey information to those nearest them, and so on. In this way, each robot is able to work out for itself where it is supposed to be and when – which is how it’s supposed to be, because that’s how swarming works in the natural world. The robots, called Khepera bots by the team, are very small, just 5.5 centimeters across their thimble shaped bodies. Each has a host of sensors, including in their little hats and antenna and two wheels to allow for moving around. The whole idea is to create swarming behavior that mimics that seen in nature with birds, fish, etc.