Vintage planes to recreate historic flight

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSunday, May 13th, the U.S. Airmail Service celebrated its 100 year anniversary.Dave Scott was live at Gillespie Field and the Allen Airways Flying Museum to get the details.To honor the occasion and raise awareness, three vintage biplanes will retrace the pioneering West Coast airmail route, Contract Air Mail 8 (CAM), from San Diego to Seattle, May 13-18, 2018. Vintage planes to recreate historic flight Posted: May 13, 2018 Dave Scott, Dave Scott May 13, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Time Inc names Jeff Bairstow as new EVP CFO

first_imgTime Inc. CEO Joe Ripp announced a key executive hire today. Jeff Bairstow, president of Digital First Media, will be on boarded as the company’s new EVP and CFO.Bairstow will replace outgoing EVP and CFO Howard Averill who is leaving his post for parent company Time Warner as CFO.Bairstow and Ripp have a history, previously working together at pharmaceutical company Dendrite International, Inc. For the last two years, Bairstow has been president of Digital First Media, orchestrating strategies for its core media brands to extend their reach across all platforms. Ripp is counting on this experience as an asset for Time Inc. as it circles its IPO. In March, Time Warner abruptly halted talks with Meredith about a joint venture and announced it would spin off Time Inc. as a separate publically traded company. Former CEO Laura Lang stepped down and Ripp was brought on board as CEO. “We are well positioned in every way: ad revenue, circulation, digital footprint, editorial excellence and cultural influence,” Ripp said in a memo to employees. “I return to Time Inc. knowing we have what we need to move the company forward.”Bairstow officially starts on September 3.  Here is the full memo Ripp sent to Time Inc. employees: August 5, 2013 To:       Time Inc. EmployeesFrom:   Joe RippRe:       Jeff Bairstow Named EVP and CFO of Time Inc.  I am incredibly excited to be coming back to Time Inc., and I look forward to getting to know all of you in September. I am also delighted that in my first staff memo I can announce the hiring of a new key member of our management team: Jeff Bairstow, President of Digital First Media, will be joining us on September 3 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jeff’s appointment comes as Howard Averill begins his new role at Time Warner.  Jeff will assume all of Howard’s responsibilities and direct reports.  I have a long relationship with Jeff and believe he is the ideal person to help guide us as we prepare to become a public company. His intimate knowledge of the digital transformation at play in the media business and his strong public-company financial expertise will be key assets as we shape our independent future. For the past two years, Jeff has been President of Digital First Media (DFM), a leader in news and information, which operates 21st Century Media properties (formerly Journal Register Company), Media News Group and Digital First Ventures. At DFM, Jeff was known as an executive with a deep understanding of the company’s core media brands, and he was one of the architects of its strategy to extend DFM’s reach across all platforms, ultimately growing digital revenues by more than 50 percent. I originally brought Jeff to the company as Chief Financial Officer for Journal Register in 2010. We first worked together at Dendrite International, Inc., when he was Chief Financial Officer of the publicly traded pharmaceutical services company. His impeccable judgment and ability to manage relationships with the company’s investors figured strongly in Dendrite’s robust performance for its shareholders. I have every confidence he will be as impressive an executive at Time Inc. I hope you will join me in giving Jeff a very warm welcome in September. I see great prospects ahead for us. We are well positioned in every way: ad revenue, circulation, digital footprint, editorial excellence and cultural influence. No other company has the kinds of brands we have. I return to Time Inc. knowing we have what we need to move the company forward. We will be setting our own course. It’s an exhilarating opportunity and one we will seize quickly. I’ll be counting on your continued dedication. Much more to come soon. Joelast_img read more

Demonetisation Media multiplexes films will suffer says IDBI Capital Markets

first_imgThe almost-certain economic slowdown induced by demonetisation of high-value currencies is set to affect the media and entertainment sectors, according to an update by IDBI Capital Markets & Securities.For the media, the hit will be in the form of lesser advertisements next month and in the last quarter of the current fiscal. “No significant impact on advertisement revenue has been visible as the inventory was already sold. The actual impact to be visible over the next month and Q4FY17,” the brokerage said in a note on Thursday.A similar fate awaits Hindi films, impacting producers as well as cinema halls where two latest releases, Rock On 2 and Force 2 are being shown.”Multiplexes have seen impact of decline in footfalls for movies like Rock On 2 and Force 2. This is likely to have impacted both the box-office collection and F&B sales. We expect 15-20 percent impact on footfalls due to decline in cash transactions. We believe that this should ease in December with the improvement of content. Impact on smaller film producers to be felt over the next three-six months,” IDBI Capital Markets & Securities said.It reiterated what many other analysts have said on the negative impact of demonetisation on the real estate sector.”Secondary market is frozen since the date of event. Unsold inventory could lead into price correction. However, they are very property specific. The impact on private real estate players is very negative,” it added.Share prices of listed multiplexes have dropped ever since the November 8 “surgical strike.” PVR slipped from Rs 1,284 (as on November 8) to close 10.90 percent lower at Rs 1,144 on Thursday, while Inox shares have lost 8.57 percent from Rs 245 apiece to Rs 224 on Thursday during the comparable period.Eros International Media closed at Rs 155, a loss of 15.3 percent from its November 8 closing of Rs 183. The company is into film production and distribution in India and abroad.last_img read more

BGB member goes missing in Teesta

first_imgA member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) went missing in the Teesta River while chasing smugglers in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat early Tuesday, reports news agency UNB.The victim was identified as Lance Nayek Sumon Hawladar, 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 2:30 am, 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 BGB rescue team launched a rescue operation to trace Sumon.last_img

Dhaka very concerned over Chinas Brahmaputra dams Ali tells Indian media

first_imgIndia’s The Times of India has reported that Bangladesh said it is ‘very concerned’ about possible diversion of water of the Brahmaputra river by China.The Times published the report on Thursday quoting the Bangladesh high commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali.Reportedly expressing Bangladesh’s readiness to participate in a joint water basin management, the diplomat was quoted to have said the prime ministers of the two countries had extensive discussions on the issue.”On the Brahmaputra basin, we are very concerned about diversion of water and Bangladesh is prepared to join a joint basin management concept where we will discuss the points of water as it flows from the point of origin to the point of exit in the sea,” the newspaper quoted Muazzem Ali as saying.”And naturally, we will be very happy to fully cooperate with all regional joint agencies,” he reportedly told reporters at an interaction organised at the Indian Women Press Corps in New Delhi.He is said to have maintained that Bangladesh believes in joint river basin management both in the Ganges and the Brahmaputra.Originating in Tibet and flowing across China and India, the Brahmaputra enters Bangladesh and meets the Ganges (Padma) before draining into the Bay of Bengal.The Times reported that the Bangladesh high commissioner also sought to assuage India’s concern amid reports of Bangladesh’s growing proximity with China.Another newspaper, Tribune India, used an analogy define Dhaka’s relations with New Delhi and Beijing and quoted Muazzem Ali as saying, “If his brother does not have money to offer to him to purchase a car, he would go seek a loan from the bank. But the bank manager does not become a brother.””We have trade and economic relations with China but we do not want to get into a debt trap. China has offered us line of credit. But it is not for free,” he was quoted to have said.He reportedly added that unlike in Sri Lanka or Myanmar, Bangladesh did not hand over the deep sea port in Chittagong to Beijing rather it is being built as a consortium by India, China and European Union.last_img read more

7 Ways That Facebook Ads Can Rock Your Business

first_img 6 min read Register Now » With 1.7 billion people on Facebook as of November 2015, it’s pretty safe to say that a lot of your target audience, clients and customers are active on the world’s largest social-media platform.Related: Facebook Advertising Is Where It’s at, Which Is Why I Spent $3 Million on ItIt should also come as no surprise that Facebook’s ads platform is the most advanced and powerful method of paid traffic advertising any of us currently have access to.That said, Big Blue (the hipsters’ name for Facebook) makes constant changes to its ads platform, causing a lot of would-be advertisers to get frustrated and quit before seeing any real return from their efforts.No matter how many client campaigns my agency and I run, I see the same few things tripping up advertisers, causing them to throw up their hands and walk away when they’re so close to success. Here are seven ways you can run back to Facebook, and with a few little tweaks, get your ad campaigns to actually produce results and positive ROI, rather than empty your pockets of money.1. Get your research in order.Facebook has a slick tool called “audience insights” that can allow you to enter an interest and then gather data and other interests that your target audience might also be interested in.The first tab in the interface (demographics) will let you look up the gender and age of the interest you’ve entered.The second tab (page likes), will list other interests that your target audience may be interested in. It also lists them by relevance and affinity, a measure of how likely someone in one interest group is to like the other interest group.2. Separate your ad sets.Many folks will take their research from step one, gather their interests and then lump them all into one big list on the Facebook Ads Manager in hopes of reaching a large target audience. This is a grave mistake that will cost you far more in ad spend. And while you might get results, you’ll have no idea which interest brought the best results.The solution: Include one interest per ad set so you can look out for the interests that bring the best results at the lowest cost.Related: How My Company Got 1,025 Likes, 485 Shares and 50 Comments on Facebook In 7 Days3) Make changes slowly.To get the best bang for your advertising buck, you may find it tempting to adjust ad copy, images, targeting and budget early in the game, but it’s actually better to make changes slowly and infrequently, to allow the Facebook algorithm to adjust.I find that it takes three-to-five days for the original ad set to gain enough reach to get meaningful data that I can analyze. Every time you mess with an ad, it is submitted for review and the process starts all over again.If you absolutely must try different copy, or want to swap images, create a new ad and run both to see which one gets better results. You might actually be surprised by which ad wins.4) Watch the data and adjust accordingly.This one is huge! There is so much that can go wrong by ignoring the data that Facebook is providing you.Yes, it will tell you important information like the age, gender, placement (which device) and country or region that is bringing you the best results, but with a few tweaks to the performance column, you can also see the ad relevance score. This is based on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the least relevant and 10 the most.The more relevant your ad is, the less you pay — and the more it gets shown and the lower the cost.You can also see your positive and negative feedback scores. These are a bit of a mystery, but the basic gist is that if you write a great ad and people like it and share it, you’ll get higher positive feedback. If the viewers don’t like your ad and are constantly hiding it so they don’t see it, you’ll get a higher negative feedback score.Run your ads too long with a high negative feedback score, and you risk getting your Facebook ads account shut down.5) Always be testing.We run hundreds of ads for various clients, and we’re constantly making tweaks and variations. We’ll test new interests to target, as well as split-test ad images, copy text and calls to action, a button on the ad vs. no button, etc.It can be very taxing to always be swapping things out and watching the data, but your long-term success with Facebook ads depends on it.  Ads get stale very fast, and their costs start to rise as their effectiveness decreases.We combat this through testing and tracking results.6) Cull the losers and scale the winners.There will be ads that simply do not produce results. That’s a fact of life when it comes to Facebook ads. The faster you can kill the losing ads and scale the winning ads, the sooner you’ll see long-term results.Each ad set can be turned around in three to five days, which, in most cases, will allow the ad to show enough data for you to know if it’s going to produce results or not.But, pause the losing ads rather than deleting them. This will allow you to see the data that didn’t work so you don’t make the mistake of re-running the same losing ad.7. Hand off the dirty work to someone else.Look, running Facebook ads is not for the faint of heart. No matter how many entrepreneurs I speak to, spending time on Facebook ads is not high on their list of daily tasks they want to invest their time into.Related: 5 Tips on Creating a Killer Facebook Ad CampaignYou’ll get further faster by focusing on the growth of your business while someone else looks after all the research, testing and tweaking with Facebook ads. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. March 1, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more