Second Round Bids for RBI Due This Week

first_imgReed Elsevier announced in February that it was putting RBI,its b-to-b publishing arm, on the block. It was not immediately clear ifMcGraw-Hill is interested in purchasing individual titles or RBI as a whole. AMcGraw-Hill spokesperson declined to commentlast month when it was reported that the constructionand aviation magazine publisher was one of the prospective bidders.To help assure that RBI sells in one piece, Reed puttogether a group of banks to lend nearly $1.5 billion to the eventual buyer.RBI publishes a number of trade magazines, including Variety and PublishersWeekly. The second round of bids for Reed BusinessInformation could be due as early as Monday, with BusinessWeek parentMcGraw-Hill among the interested parties.UBS, the bank that’s organizing the sale, has invited morethan 10 groups including McGraw-Hill and private equity firm Bain Capital to submittheir second round offers, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The value of the bids is said to range between $1.87 billion and $2.33 billion.Final bids likely will be due in late October, the reportsaid.In releasing its first half financial results, London-based ReedElsevier last month said it had received a “strong levelof interest from buyers” and that it expects its divestiture of RBI to becomplete sometime within the second half of the year. RBI’s first half adjustedoperating profit was about $122.7 million, up 7 percent from $108.9 millionduring the same period in 2007. Revenue was $958.6 million, up 3 percent from$881.3 million during the same period last year.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS Wilmington Fireworks Postponed To Sunday Night Due To Forecast

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Fourth of July Committee:Due to the forecasted weather, Saturday evening’s Spectacular Fireworks have been moved to Sunday evening at 9:30pm. The carnival will run from 1-10pm on Sunday. The carnival will be CLOSED on Saturday.UPDATE: The Wilmington Minutemen’s Pancake Breakfast will take place as planned on Saturday, July 6 from 7am to 11am on the Town Common. Tickets cost $5. The Cub Scouts Pack 56’s BBQ Chicken Dinner has been postponed to Sunday, July 7 from 5pm to 7pm on the Town Common. Tickets cost $10.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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read The 2019 Wilmington Fun On The Fourth ScheduleIn “Community”BREAKING: Wilmington Fourth of July Committee’s Carnival Request DENIEDIn “Government”last_img read more

Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM VoiceCalling Tablet Launched in India Price Specs

first_imgRAM1GB ModelAsus Fonepad 7 Processor1.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processor Storage capacity16GB with expandable option Taiwanese PC maker Asus launched the Asus Fonepad 7 dual SIM tablet in India, with a price tag of ₹12,999.The tablet, which was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) at Barcelona earlier this year, sports a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processor, coupled with 1GB RAM. The dual SIM tablet packs 8GB internal storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The tablet measures 199.5×120.8×11.35mm and weighs 340 grams.On the software front, the tablet runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The connectivity features of the tablet include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+). It comes loaded with a 3910mAh battery, which claims to deliver a life of 10 hours. The tablet will come in grey and white colour options.Asus also retails a single SIM variant of the Asus Fonepad 7 tablet in India at ₹17,499. It sports a 7.0-inch IPS backlit HD WXGA screen with 1280x800p resolution, houses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB (with microSD card support) and a high-capacity 3950 mAh Li-Polymer battery.Image credit: Asus India (Ed: VP)Key specifications of Asus Fonepad 7 ModelModelAsus Fonepad 7Asus Fonepad 7ModelDisplayAsus Fonepad 77-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800pixelsModelOSAsus Fonepad 7Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OSModelProcessorAsus Fonepad 71.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processorModelRAMAsus Fonepad 71GBModelStorage capacityAsus Fonepad 716GB with expandable optionModelCameraAsus Fonepad 75.0-megapixel main camera1.2-megapixel camera, can record HD 720p videoModelBatteryAsus Fonepad 7 Li-Polymer battery with 3910mAh;battery life of 10 hoursModelAdd-onsAsus Fonepad 7Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+)ModelDimensionsAsus Fonepad 7199.5×120.8×11.35mmModelWeightAsus Fonepad 7340 gramsModelPrice[MRP]Asus Fonepad 7₹12,999/- Price[MRP]₹12,999/- Camera5.0-megapixel main camera1.2-megapixel camera, can record HD 720p video Dimensions199.5×120.8×11.35mm Display7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800pixels Add-onsWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+) Battery Li-Polymer battery with 3910mAh;battery life of 10 hours Weight340 grams OSAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean OSlast_img read more

Israel signs 630m defence deal with India

first_imgIsrael announced Sunday it had reached a deal worth $630 million to provide India’s navy with missile defence systems, following a record weapons sale between the two countries last month.The new contract will see state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries supply LRSAM air and missile defence systems for four Indian naval ships, a statement from the company said.IAI said the contract will be carried out with India’s Bharat Electronics Limited, which will be the project’s main contractor.”The new contract adds to other deals signed in the last decade by IAI with India’s defence forces, reinforcing IAI’s global leadership position in air and missile defence systems,” IAI president and CEO Joseph Weiss said in a statement.LRSAM is an advanced air and missile defence system, jointly developed by IAI and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation.In April, IAI said India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel in what was described as the “largest defence contract” ever signed by the military exporting giant.last_img read more

Justice Roberts May Hold Key Vote as Supreme Court Moves Right

first_imgBy Mark Sherman, The Associated PressChief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court’s new man in the middle. It’s just that the middle may have moved well to the right.The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roberts probably will be the conservative justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing him to control where the panel comes down in some of its most contentious cases.In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts listens as President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress in Washington. The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy means that the conservative Roberts probably will be the justice closest to the court’s four liberals, allowing Roberts to control where the court comes down in some of its most contentious cases. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)Roberts will be the justice who determines “how far they go and how fast they go,” said Washington lawyer John Elwood.Kennedy played a similar role for many years — his votes on gay rights, abortion, the death penalty, the environment, voting rights and affirmative action basically determined the outcome of cases on which the court was divided between liberals and conservatives.Roberts has typically been to Kennedy’s right. He did not endorse a constitutional right to marry for same-sex couples. He dissented when the court struck down Texas abortion clinic restrictions in 2016. The chief justice also was in dissent from the court’s first major climate change decision in 2007, when it held that the Environmental Protection Agency could regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as air pollutants.New cases on any of those issues could be before the court soon and, even if Roberts is not prepared to overrule major Supreme Court precedents, he could be in position to cut back on environmental protections as well as gay rights and abortion rights.Smaller steps might be in keeping with Roberts’ preference for avoiding major divides where possible, and attracting votes from both conservatives and liberals. The 63-year-old chief justice may be in no hurry to move quickly, as he could be on the bench another 15 to 20 years.“Chief Justice Roberts, more than any other justice on the court, believes in narrow rulings that attract broad majorities, answering no more than necessary to resolve a given case,” Jonathan Adler, a professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, wrote on the Volokh Conspiracy legal blog.In one sense, the Supreme Court’s immediate future could look a lot like the term that just ended. Roberts seemed firmly in control of a court that overwhelmingly went conservative in divided cases, including upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban, striking a blow at public-sector labor unions, limiting workers’ rights to band together to complain about pay and affirming Ohio’s aggressive efforts to purge its voting rolls.Only on one occasion did Roberts join with the liberal justices in a 5-4 decision, a ruling that said police generally must have warrants to get telecommunications companies’ records showing where people have used their cellphones.Twice, though, Roberts was among a larger grouping of justices in cases that skirted the big issue at stake, but that could return to the court. In one case, the justices rejected a lower-court ruling that set limits on redistricting for partisan gain, but without deciding whether limits ever could be imposed. In another, the court ruled in favor of a baker who would not create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, yet left on the table the question of whether religious objections could be used to avoid complying with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people.For all his votes on the conservative side of issues, Roberts has had his critics on the right. They include Trump, who once labeled Roberts “an absolute disaster” for the chief justice’s critical vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act in 2012. Trump has not publicly criticized Roberts since he’s been president.The case arose in the middle of the 2012 presidential campaign, in which Barack Obama was seeking re-election and the health care law also known as “Obamacare” was a major issue. Then, as now, the five conservatives were nominees of Republican presidents, while the four liberals were chosen by Democrats.In the end, Roberts sided with the liberals, a decision some court observers have attributed in part to concern about public perceptions of the court and the chief justice’s desire to be seen as above the political fray.“He’s conservative, but he is an institutionalist. He believes deeply in the Supreme Court,” said George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley.A test of Roberts’ ability to set the court’s agenda could come on the topic of guns, said UCLA law professor Adam Winkler.Roberts voted in favor of gun rights in two cases that held that Americans have the right to have guns, at least for self-defense in their homes. But the court has since rejected repeated attempts to expand on the right of gun ownership, in part because Roberts and Kennedy would not join the other conservative justices to take on a new case.It takes the votes of four justices for the court to agree to review a case. If Kennedy’s replacement is a fourth vote for a new case about guns, then Roberts might soon have to weigh in on issues like the right carry a concealed firearm in public or bans on assault weapons, Winkler said.___Associated Press writers Jessica Gresko and Noreen Nasir contributed to this report.last_img read more

Gigi Hadid on Her Brand and the Complicated Realities of Fame

first_imgGigi Hadid is one of America’s top models. At 23, she’s fronted campaigns for a staggering number of fashion brands, including Marc Jacobs, Prada, Chanel and Maybelline. She’s chronicled her adventures on the runway — and off — with her social media account, where 47 million fans follow her on Instagram. She’s branched out as a designer for Tommy Hilfiger and FAO Schwarz (where she engineered the costumes for the human toy soldiers standing outside the chain’s flagship Manhattan store). And for this week’s Power of Women New York issue, Hadid talked to Variety about volunteering with Unicef to shed light on the plight of children refugees in Bangladesh.As part of her cover story, Hadid spoke about her career and why it’s not always so easy grappling with the fame in the social media age. Why is this making you emotional?It makes me emotional because at times, fame makes you feel out of control of your life. I think it’s tough. Obviously, people judge you. People can create a headline or an opinion about someone based on a small moment or a mistake. I’ve always been someone that feels heavily because I’m a projector. I take people’s energy. I think that I’ve always tried to learn and improve any time I’ve made a mistake or did something that I wasn’t proud of. The more opportunity that I have to meet people and share my genuine self or sit with them or talk to them, that gives me so much empowerment, because I feel like I can control that moment. I don’t know if anything I just said made sense.It did. What do you think is the biggest misconception about you? When I wanted to start modeling in high school, my mom always said, “I want you to focus on the other things that you love — volleyball, horseback riding, cooking and school.” And I love learning, and becoming great at those things gave me so much value in myself that had nothing to do with my looks. I didn’t want to be known as the pretty girl. I wanted to be known as the smart girl, the best hitter on the volleyball team. What’s your favorite thing that you’ve designed so far?Oh, they’re all my children.If you could design anything, what would it be?I’d love to design a public workspace or a theme park.A theme park!I always have strange ideas.Are you a theme park fan? Yes, I love theme parks. When I was on the Tommy Hilfiger tour, we went almost to a theme park in every country. I love rollercoasters. I love Disney. I like when people create worlds.How do you see your brand?I think about that all the time. I think my brand is fully recognized and realized when people sit down with me and when people take the time with me as a human. My brand is me. It’s fashion in a way of loving creativity. It’s being an outdoors person in terms of connecting with the Earth and feeling grounded and spiritual and going back to a place where you have an open mind to be creative and build things. Sometimes I think my creativity is private because it feels nice that way. What are your thoughts on fame? Do you get tired of it? Do you resent it? How do you navigate it? Those are a bunch of questions, but take whichever one you want.I always wanted success for myself. I wanted to support myself. I wanted to get to a place where I could have creative freedom and start to have more power to shape my life. Fame is something that I deal with and learn about every day. [She starts to tear up.] I’ve had my ups and downs with it for sure, because overall, it’s definitely a learning process. I’ve learned a lot about myself because of it. I’ve learned to be honest with myself and celebrate myself, protect myself, be assertive when I need to. I always want to be kind, but that doesn’t mean I need to let people take advantage of me. I’ve learned my connection with the Earth, going to places where I can be myself and not worry about being photographed. Although in moments I’ve resented it, I think that overall, I wouldn’t be as developed within myself without it. [She wipes her cheek.] Sorry. What were you not getting?When I moved to New York, I was going to school and I never felt like I was supported as a person as well as a model. I felt like I had to be like, “Can I go to any castings? Can I have a test shoot?” My new agent has pushed me, taught me, explained to me why we make a yes or no decision. The choice has always mine, but he will try to teach me in the process.How has your career changed?In the beginning of my career, I knew I came from privilege [her parents are real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and model Yolanda Hadid]. And I knew that I needed to be here and prove myself. I think after saying “yes” for so many years, it got to a point where I was a bit run down. I could say, “Let’s find a way I can feel whole every time I go to work.” We have created a space and way that I can schedule my work. And how we do that is that I have time to go to my farm and feel balanced.When did you feel the most drained?Probably two years ago. I bought the farm around the same time.Where is the farm?We don’t say.Oh, sorry. I wasn’t trying to trick you. It’s fine! I got to a place where I had to say, “It’s okay to not be okay all the time, and it doesn’t make you less professional. It doesn’t make you a bitch.”When did you first feel successful as a model?I started to feel successful in situations that the rest of the world did not experience with me. The world saw the covers and the followers and whatever. But when I feel successful is when someone that I genuinely respect looks at me and says, “You’re good at your job. You’re fun to work with. You’re nice to be around.”When did you decide to be a designer?I’ve been creative my whole life. Art has been in my life longer than fashion. The designing side of things is something that makes it not feel like work. Those are my favorite days — the days where I can sit at a table and draw and talk to people and be in a creative space is something that has always come naturally to me. I’m only going to be modelling for so long, and I think I’ll end up somewhere in the creative part of the industry. You saw your friend Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” tour 10 different times. Did you have to buy all those tickets?I would totally buy them, but Taylor is very generous. I would go lie on her couch while she starts hair and makeup, and then I’d be in the crowd. I was like, “How are we both just chilling, and now I’m a little tipsy, dancing at your concert, and you’re up there in a glittery suit?” It’s an interesting duality to experience in a friendship, because I love her and cherish her as a friend. But I’m also her biggest fan.center_img What was a big business decision you had to make?A huge thing was finding the right manager. As a young model at 17, I had to go to my agency and say, “This person’s not working for me. I need someone who is a mentor and a guide and has a vision.” Gigi Hadid on Her Complicated Relationship With Social MediaVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpBebe Rexha Talked to Sophie Turner About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale00:47OffGigi Hadid on Social Media Privacy and the Power of Women twitter facebook reddit Linkhttps://variety.com/2019/digital/news/gigi-hadid-social-media-fame-feminism-taylor-swift-1203177840/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0004:2304:23More Videos00:47Bebe Rexha Talked to Sophie Turner About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale31:09Milo Ventimiglia on Being “Too Old” to Play Batman, Talks “The Art of Racing in the Rain”02:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses04:09Hollywood Celebrities Who Died in 201900:49Wyclef Jean on the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title00:37Brad Pitt on Retirement01:08Naughty by Nature on Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title06:18Best Fashion of the 2019 VMAs: Taylor Swift, Lizzo and Lil Nas X Stand Out01:28Rosalia on Who She Wants to See at the VMAs01:13Redman Supports Jay-Z’s Partnership with the NFLClose  There’s been a lot of discussion about pay disparity in Hollywood. But in the modeling industry, women are actually paid more than men. I think women are empowered. I think that women are very much celebrated in fashion. From the outside world, there’s misconceptions about the creative directions that are given to models. Obviously, I’m not pushing aside any negative thing that’s happened. I know that is very real. But so much of the time is about friendship and community and creative partners. Backstage at shows, it’s really such a beautiful feeling. It’s a sisterhood. When one friend is opening a show, we’re all back there, excited for that person. I feel so supported and a beautiful energy.Have you always been a feminist? Yes, because I saw my mom take so much control over her life. And even through my parents got divorced, they never showed me the negative sides. My parents were always supportive of each other, always spoke positively about each other, and that showed me so much strength in my mom. I understood from a young age that I wanted to be a bridge, not only between my family. I wanted to be a bridge between people as someone who helps people accept each other. I think that’s how I want be a feminist, as someone who helps women celebrate one another. CREDIT: CLIFF WATTS for Varietylast_img read more

Setting fire to our wings

first_imgFormer President and renowned scientist APJ Abdul Kalam will deliver the India Habitat Centre Annual Lecture on Evolution of a Nation with Prosperity and Value System at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre on February 20.The Annual Habitat lecture was launched in 2013 and this year marks the third year of the series.  The lecture is expected to attract a diverse audience of members of the India Habitat Centre, students, teachers, prominent social personalities, key opinion-makers, general public and the media. Kalam has been a source of unending inspiration especially to the youth of today.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’His talks have covered a wide variety of subjects including the model for development of India, Science, Technology and Innovation, Knowledge and leadership. He has been delivering his lectures all across the country and outside India also. His lectures have been profound, thought provoking and inspiring. No wonder his lectures always draw large crowds.Apart from his lectures he has been a prolific writer. His Vision for India has been set out in his book India 2020 – A Vision for the New Millennium. Apart from books he has also written poems and songs. His life has inspired many Biographies. He started his career as a Scientist and worked in the Defence Research and Develpoment Organisation and the Indian Space Research Organisation. He has made extremely significant contributions to the Indian scientific and defence achievements. He was elected President of India in 2002. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the Bharat Ratna (2007).last_img read more

Air Canada WestJet Sunwing update trade as 737 Max grounding takes effect

first_imgAir Canada, WestJet, Sunwing update trade as 737 Max grounding takes effect TORONTO — Their Boeing 737 Max aircraft may make up a fraction of their fleets but with the sudden grounding of more than 40 planes, the rebooking process for Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing is nevertheless a massive undertaking, and agents are right in the thick of it helping clients.Here’s what we’re hearing from the airlines. Sunwing Airlines says it is finalizing a revised schedule to accommodate the temporary removal of its 737 Max aircraft from service.“We appreciate the patience of our retail partners and customers while we work to communicate these updates,” says Sunwing.“We will endeavor to minimize the impact of these schedule changes and we will not be cancelling any flights as a result.”As announced yesterday, Air Canada’s cancellation and rebooking policies are in place with full fee waiver for affected customers.Air Canada’s 737 Max operations carry, on average, 9,000 – 12,000 customers per day. That said, Air Canada typically operates about 75 737 Max flights daily out of a total schedule of approximately 1,600 daily flights system-wide, representing less than 6% of its total flying. The airline has a total fleet of 400 aircraft (including 24 737 Max aircraft), made up of Air Canada mainline, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express aircraft.Air Canada says: “We are making adjustments to our schedule to minimize the disruption to customers as much as possible, by optimizing the deployment of the rest of our fleet and looking at alternative options, including accommodating customers on other airlines.”More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe airline’s adjustments include re-scheduling wide-body aircraft to serve Hawaii.Some Air Canada flights will operate according to schedule with mainline or Air Canada Rouge aircraft, such as Montreal-Martinique and Montreal-Guadeloupe.Other routes, notably Halifax-London and St. John’s-London, are cancelled in the short term, with passengers re-routed through Montreal and Toronto hubs.As Air Canada’s operations teams make changes to the airline’s flight schedule, clients whose flight times change or flight numbers change will receive an email update to their itineraries as soon as changes are finalized. Air Canada is prioritizing clients travelling within the next 72 hours.Agents can direct Air Canada clients to the Manage My Bookings section of aircanada.com if clients want to know what type of aircraft they’re flying on.WestJet is also working with agents and passengers on the rebooking process. WestJet has 13 737 Max aircraft. Meanwhile WestJet has 162 aircraft – or more than 92% of its overall fleet – that remain in service, say WestJet President and CEO Ed Sims.WestJet said the grounding order will affect about 1,400 customers daily. WestJet says it will “attempt to rebook guests for no additional charge,” but is sticking to a policy that could see passengers pay the difference in fares or fees for the changed ticket.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesCanada’s decision yesterday to ground the 737 Max aircraft, matched quickly by the U.S. and the FAA and following the lead of other countries around the world, has the added wrinkle of timing, coming in the midst of March Break, one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.More than 40 countries have now grounded or banned the Max 8 from their airspace over safety concerns.Adeel Khamisa said his family’s United Airlines flight from Montreal to Los Angeles on an Air Canada-operated Max 8 plane was full last Saturday.“All those people need to get home,” said the Ottawa resident. “I’m getting passed around back and forth between two airlines, each saying it’s the other’s responsibility.”Jason Scarrotts, a father of two young children, said he was on the phone with Air Canada for 90 minutes before speaking with an agent to rebook their Max 8 flight from Vancouver to Palm Springs, only to be disconnected. “Please help,” he tweeted.With files from The Canadian Press Thursday, March 14, 2019 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Travelweek Group Tags: Air Canada, boeing, WestJet Sharelast_img read more