In a tragic accident, a new-born baby was charred to death reportedly due to the overheating of the incubator in a city-based hospital. The incident occurred at the Vatsalya Hospital in the city’s Budhwar Peth area. The baby was placed in an incubator on Tuesday morning after it had difficulties breathing following a seizure suffered by the mother.The child suffered more than 80% burns when the incubator reportedly overheated, and died on Wednesday despite undergoing treatment in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU). According to prima facie investigation, a short circuit may have caused the incubator to overheat.A case was lodged under sections 287 (Negligent conduct with respect to machinery) and 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) against the hospital’s gyneacologist Gaurav Chopade and his staff at the Visrambaug Wada police station.No arrests have been made in this regard so far.“This is the first time such an unfortunate incident has occurred. The warmer overheated owing to technical problems. However, there was no negligence whatsoever from the side of the hospital staff,” said Dr. Chopade.The distraught parents, Vijayendra Kadam and Swati, have accused the hospital staff of negligence. The Kadam family has alleged that the incubator in which the child was placed was “faulty” and that they saw smoke coming out of it after it overheated, with a minor explosion-like sound in its wake.
Slain Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who was killed inside his house in Bandipora on Wednesday night, was laid to rest on Thursday afternoon, as the BSF and the police paid tributes.The body of the victim, Ramzaan Ahmad Parray, 28, was shifted to local police station around noon where senior officers of the police and the BSF paid tributes.At around 1:15 p.m., Parray, who worked with 73rd Battalion of the BSF in Baramulla, was buried at his ancestral graveyard in Bandipora’s Hajin. Hundreds of locals participated in the funeral.“Parray was in BSF for over seven years but he was never threatened by militants,” said a relative of the deceased.Deputy Inspector General, northern Kashmir, Nitish Kumar said the LeT militant outfit was behind the attack . “LeT commander Mehmood Bhai carried out the killing of Parrey. He was accompanied by few more militants when the killing took place,” said DIG Kumar.Former chief minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah termed the killing as “abominable”.“What a terrible incident. This is abominable. Heartfelt condolences to the family of Rameez Parrey. Hope the injured recover soon,” Abdullah wrote on Twitter.Four members of Parray’s family, including the father and two brothers, were also injured in the attack.
Apart from this, the Superphone also comes with a Apart from this, the Superphone also comes with a Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) 820 (MSM8996) processor that is paired with 4/6 GB RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage. To ensure that you never run out of battery Max2 comes equipped with a 3100mAh battery with the worlds leading quick charging technology. For the shutterbugs, there is a powerful 21-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. The rear camera supports PDAF, optical image stabilization (OIS) and 4K video recording capabilities. LeEco has managed to get a stupendous response for its first sale of LeMax2 that was conducted on June 28th. For people who missed out on the same can now register for the next sale that will be held on July 5 on LeMall, LeEcos own e-commerce portal and Flipkart. About LeEco: LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering Internet and technology company with multiple Internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs nearly 10,000 people and is the worlds first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. With disruptive innovation as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in myriad businesses, spanning Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce, eco-agriculture and connected super-electric cars. The company also has one of the worlds largest content libraries which includes movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be viewed on LeEco devices like Superphones and Super TVs. Breaking the barriers of innovation, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices. Media Contact: Aaron Samuel Rajendran firstname.lastname@example.org +91-9686100143 LeEco, India Source: Le Ecosystem Technology India Pvt. Ltd. PRN AKN AKNadvertisement
ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines leads the team onto the field prior to the start of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season has seen a great deal of weather delays – and it’s led to some games even being cancelled. Saturday, due to thunderstorms in the Midwest, we’ve already got a few more issues. Michigan’s game vs. Maryland has been delayed because of lightning.Michigan just issued an update on the situation. The game between the Wolverines and the Terrapins will kick off at 1:15 PM ET. The gates for the stadium will reopen at 12:30 PM ET.Of course, that’s all subject to change. If there is another lightning strike in the area, those times will get pushed back again. The game was originally slated to kick off at Noon.Michigan’s official Twitter account tweeted the news just a minutes ago.⚡️ Update: Today’s game will start at approximately 1:15 pm (subject to change).Stadium Gates will open at approximately 12:30 p.m. (subject to change).Stay Tuned and #GoBlue. pic.twitter.com/loKnjVO5th— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) October 6, 2018While the game has been delayed over an hour already, it’s starting to look like it will be played. It’s a big one for both schools when it comes to the Big Ten standings.Michigan opened its season with a loss to Notre Dame on the road, but the Wolverines have since rallied to win games against Western Michigan, SMU, Nebraska and Northwestern.Maryland opened its campaign with a big win over Texas and owns a 3-1 record. The team’s only loss came to Temple.We’ll keep you updated on the game’s start time.
zoom Finnish corporation Wärtsilä is launching a series of four new container feeder vessel designs at this year’s Nor-Shipping exhibition being held in Oslo from June 2 to 5. The designs are based upon achieving optimal fuel efficiency, while being compliant with all known current and future environmental regulations.“The four ship designs, namely the WSD80-1500, WSD80-2400, WSD80-4000 and WSD84-2400, feature exceptionally low and best-in-class fuel consumption. Each design is available in three versions; ‘conventional’ using HFO as fuel, ‘environmental’ using HFO with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems, and ‘clean’ with dual-fuel capability and running mainly on liquefied natural gas (LNG),” the company said.Since container feeder vessels operate largely within existing or anticipated ECA (Emissions Control Areas) or SECA (Sulphur Emissions Control Areas), environmentally compliant designs are extremely relevant. Therefore, the company put a focus on fuel flexibility a main feature of these latest Wärtsilä designs along with fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, systems redundancy and the lowest possible levels of exhaust emissions.“Wärtsilä is a global supplier of efficient, reliable, and environmentally sustainable ship design solutions for the merchant shipping sector. Our unique expertise, knowledge, and worldwide presence are essential factors in turning the customer’s vision into reality, thereby maximising their profits and asset values,” says Riku-Pekka Hägg, Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Design.More than 4,000 vessels have been built using Wärtsilä ship designs worldwide.
Bermuda-incorporated Suezmax owner Nordic American Tankers (NAT) ended the first quarter of this year with a widened net loss year over year.The company posted net loss of USD 18.7 million in Q1 2018, compared to net loss of 3.4 million seen in the corresponding period a year earlier.However, when compared to Q4 2017’s net loss of USD 151.4 million, loss was considerably narrowed in the first quarter of this year.Net voyage revenue decreased to USD 29.6 million in the quarter ended March 31, 2018, from USD 55.2 million recorded in Q1 2017.During the quarter, the time charter equivalent for NAT vessels was USD 11,200 per day per ship.“Going forward, prospects are good for NAT. The world economy is enjoying its strongest upswing since 2010. What is good for the world economy, is positive for NAT,” the company said.The company intends to replace the existing revolving credit facility with a new financing. The recapitalization program is expected to be finalized by the end of the second quarter of 2018. As explained, the recapitalization, when completed, should improve the company’s financial flexibility going forward.“NAT is well positioned when the tanker market improves. The historic average market rate for the last 25 years was about USD 30,000 per day per Suezmax vessel. Such earnings would give a free cashflow from NAT’s operations of about USD 160 million per year, which would pay back today’s market capitalization of NAT in less than 2 years. In contrast, a Suezmax vessel may trade for 25 years,” the company added.Earlier this month, NAT unveiled plans to sell two ships, thus reducing its fleet to 31 tankers.“This fleet adjustment must be seen in light of our three new vessels for delivery early July, end of August and end of October this year,” NAT explained.Currently, NAT fleet comprises 33 Suezmaxes — including three newbuilds — with an aggregate cargo capacity of 33 million barrels of crude oil.
Beijing: In an unusual move, China Tuesday issued a travel alert for its citizens visiting the US, warning them of harassment and public security issues in the country as bilateral ties touched a new low amid a spiralling trade war. The warning came a day after China cautioned its students against going to the US for studies. China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Tuesday issued the travel alert for Chinese tourists travelling to the United States which could hit the American travel industry badly. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’Noting the frequent occurrence of shootings, robberies and theft in the United States recently, the ministry warned Chinese tourists to fully assess the risks of travelling to the US. Chinese tourists are asked to learn about the information about the public security situation and related laws and regulations of tourist destinations, to raise safety awareness and step up precautions to stay safe, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The travel alert is valid until the end of this year. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaLast year, the number of Chinese tourists visiting the US fell for the first time in 15 years, after more than a decade of rapid growth, amid the trade friction between the two countries. The two countries have been locked in an escalating conflict over trade for the past year. The conflict increased in recent months as Washington has tightened trade restrictions on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei. Hopes for an imminent trade deal were shattered in May after the Trump administration more than doubled tariffs on USD 200 billion of Chinese imports and threatened additional duties. Defending the travel alert, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a media briefing here that “China made this decision in response to current circumstances”. Asked whether the measure which could hit US travel industry is part of the escalating trade war between the two countries, Geng said, “Chinese people travelling to US encountered various difficulties during the entry and after entry. They were interrogated and harassed by law enforcing agencies. So it is only necessary for us to issue such a notice.” He said China had issued similar warning to students and scholars. “They (US authorities) falsely claim that the Confucius institute is a tool to exhort political influence. They falsely accuse Chinese scholars of espionage and harassed them,” he said. “For example, the US placed visa restrictions on many Chinese student scholars. They revoked some visas. Recently they revoked a 10 year-visa for Chinese scholar to US,” he said. “I would like to emphasise that we hold active attitude for normal people-to-people exchanges. But it should be based on mutual respect,” he said. China on Monday warned students and academics on the “risk” of studying in the United States, citing an uptick in visa denials and delays. According to official data, about 4.58 million Chinese have gone abroad to study since 1998 and 3.22 million of them have returned. About 3.63 lakh Chinese students reported to have enrolled to study in the US last year.
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank Wednesday said all data related to payments must be stored only in India and data processed abroad will have to be brought back to the country within 24 hours. “The entire payment data shall be stored in systems located only in India…,” the RBI said in its FAQs on certain implementation issues raised by the Payment System Operators (PSOs). The RBI had issued a directive in April 2018 on ‘Storage of Payment System Data’. It had advised all system providers to ensure that within a period of six months, the entire data relating to payment systems operated by them is stored in a system only in India. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe FAQs further said there is no bar on processing of payment transactions outside India if so desired by the PSOs. “However, the data shall be stored only in India after the processing. The complete end-to-end transaction details should be part of the data,” the RBI said. In case the processing is done abroad, “the data should be deleted from the systems abroad and brought back to India not later than the one business day or 24 hours from payment processing, whichever is earlier”. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsLast week, the issue of data localisation was raised by several e-commerce firms during their meetings with Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal. Meanwhile, Traders’ body CAIT Wednesday said data localisation provisions should form an integral part of the proposed national e-commerce policy In a communication to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said data localisation in the proposed e-commerce policy should be adhered to without any compromise. The provision of data localisation is fairly spelled out in draft of e-commerce policy and, therefore, it should essentially be made integral part of the e-commerce policy, CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said. The government might unveil a national e-commerce policy within 12 months to facilitate achieving holistic growth of the sector, officials said. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal held his second marathon meeting with stakeholders, including e-commerce companies earlier this week. The government, in February, had released the draft national e-commerce policy proposing setting up of a legal and technological framework for restrictions on cross-border data flow and also laid out conditions for businesses regarding collection or processing of sensitive data locally and storing it abroad. Several foreign e-commerce firms have raised concerns over some points in the draft pertaining to data. An inter-ministerial panel under the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade will be formed to address stakeholders’ grievances on foreign director investment and draft e-commerce policy.
MONTREAL — Julia Sanchez, the NDP’s candidate in Monday’s Outremont byelection, says people in the riding talk to her about climate change, wealth inequality — and sometimes what the leader of her party wears on his head.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is Sikh and wears a turban, making him conspicuously religious in front of a heavily secular province. His French is also weaker than the two previous party leaders, complicating the job of appealing to Quebec voters.Even in multicultural Outremont, located in the geographic centre of the island of Montreal with one of the largest ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in North America, Singh’s religious clothing is on some voters’ minds.“Some people are concerned about (the turban),” Sanchez said during a recent interview following a candidate debate in the riding. She said when she knocks on doors, “It’s definitely not the main thing people bring up …. It does come up.”Kathryn Furlong, 43, who attended the debate, said she voted for Sanchez, an economist with experience in humanitarian work and climate activism, at an advance poll. She has voted Liberal in the past “but never by conviction. Sometimes to keep the out the Conservatives.”She said “it’s a sad notion and a sad question,” referring to anyone who would have an issue with the NDP leader’s expression of faith. “And I think political parties in Quebec try to exploit that issue.”Outremont has been represented by the NDP since former party leader Tom Mulcair won a 2007 federal byelection in what had long been a Liberal stronghold. Through the rise and fall of NDP popularity in Quebec, voters elected Mulcair another three times.Mulcair stepped down last August and is now a visiting professor at Universite de Montreal and a political commentator. The NDP is currently polling fourth in Quebec, far from its highs when Jack Layton helped the party win the majority of the province’s seats in 2011.McGill University philosopher Charles Taylor, a longtime NDP supporter who campaigned with Sanchez ahead of the byelection, said the cool reception Singh has so far received in Quebec is due to the fact he doesn’t yet have a seat in Parliament. Singh is his party’s candidate in one of the other two byelections Monday, in the British Columbia riding of Burnaby South.Once he gets inside the House of Commons and is regularly in front of the cameras, Taylor predicted, “Quebecers will learn to like him. He’s very engaging, but he’s just not on television all the time.”The Coalition Avenir Quebec won last fall’s provincial election with a promise to prohibit some public servants, including teachers, from wearing religious symbols on the job. But Taylor said Singh is “going to make a case for: ‘You can wear this kind of thing and be a perfectly reasonable person.’ And that’s something that Quebecers are able to listen to.”While an NDP loss Monday would further hurt the party in the province, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals arguably have more at stake.The party has 39 seats in Quebec leading into Monday’s vote and 179 nationally. Polling indicates Liberal support has declined across the country since the 2015 vote, and Trudeau is looking to pick up seats in Quebec to maintain his party’s majority in next fall’s general election.Outremont — where 36 per cent of residents are immigrants and 66 per cent are bilingual — is the kind of riding the Liberals must connect with in order to maintain their success in Quebec.Rachel Bendayan, a lawyer and former political aide, finished second to Mulcair in 2015. Her party has consistently led polls in the province since the last election. But in recent weeks it has been embroiled in controversy over allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office improperly pressured former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to help engineering giant SNC-Lavalin escape criminal prosecution.The Montreal-based company is charged with bribery and fraud over its dealings in Libya, and it has said a conviction could lead to job losses and make it vulnerable to foreign takeover.Bendayan said it is journalists, not the people she meets when knocking on doors in the riding, who are asking about SNC-Lavalin. “No, people are not raising it,” she said in a recent interview recently at her campaign office. “People here are concerned with issues that affect their day-to-day lives. You’d be surprised how many people talk to me about the ice on the sidewalks.”Tom Boushel, 72, a Liberal volunteer who will be driving seniors to vote on Monday, said he doesn’t think the SNC-Lavalin issue will have as much of an impact in Quebec as elsewhere. “Quebecers are sensitive to the risk of job losses,” Boushel said, adding that Montrealers appreciate the prestige of having a global firm headquartered in their city.Boushel said “every elected official of every party … every government has to fight to keep SNC going. I think in Quebec, I think they understand a little better.”The byelection is the first test for the Bloc Quebecois under its new leader, Yves-Francois Blanchet, who was acclaimed in January. The Bloc is hoping its candidate, author Michel Duchesne, will help the party become competitive once again in the riding.Jasmine Louras, a University of Ottawa law student, is representing the Conservatives, while James Seale, a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, is running for the People’s Party of Canada, the party Maxime Bernier started after he quit the Conservatives last summer.Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press
Madrid – The EU must clarify its position and put an end to differences over the agricultural agreement with Morocco, said on Monday agriculture and fisheries minister Aziz Akhannouch.In an interview with Spanish News Agency “EFE”, Akhannouch said he regretted the differences among the different EU bodies concerning this matter, while Morocco is awaiting a strong political signal acknowledging the Kingdom’s role and huge effort in the Union’s southern border.The EU must state clearly and seriously if she wants a robust and credible partner to work with, he said. Noting that actions seeking to hinder the entry of Moroccan products to European markets do harm national exporters, the minister underlined that Moroccan farmers want to dispel doubts over the fate of their agricultural and fisheries products once they arrive at the EU borders.He underlined that the current situation is the result of disagreements over Morocco between the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the Court of Justice and the European parliament, adding that the problem must be solved within the EU.
After two days of talks with officials from Baghdad in the Austrian capital, Mr. Annan will head to Durban, South Africa, “where he will attend the Summit of the Organization of African Unity (OAU)” on 8 and 9 July, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters in New York. The Secretary-General will then begin his official visits to Nigeria and the Sudan, arriving in Abuja on 10 July and Khartoum two days later before returning to New York on 14 July. While in Vienna at the outset of his trip, Mr. Annan will build on previous rounds of talks held with senior Iraqi officials in New York on 7 March and from 1 to 3 May. Those talks aim to foster Iraq’s compliance with relevant Security Council resolutions, including the return of UN weapons inspectors to the country.
Finance Minister Winston Jordan is urging Guyanese consumers to be careful when they are purchasing basic items so as to ensure they are not conned by “rapacious” businesses who would want to charge more on items that attract Value Added Tax (VAT).At a recent engagement with local media corps, the minister said that in an environment where every dollar saved is a dollar gained, consumers have to be far more conscious with all playing their part in making sure that “these rapacious businesses are either shunned or sidetracked”.Jordan said while the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Ministry of Finance have the responsibility of providing information on vatable and non- vatable items, other similar agencies have such responsibility.“You have to admit this is not an issue only for GRA and the Ministry of Finance, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) who says that their members are good folks, the Chambers of Commerce and the Consumer Association, Ministry of business and other stakeholders to make people more aware. And clearly for the buyer. Buyer beware,” he cautioned.When he made his presentation last year, Jordan had projected a rise in VAT collection of 1.7 per cent, amounting to $36 billion.The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has, however, long denounced the Government’s method of taxing its way to wealth generation. Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament, PPP/Civic Member Irfaan Ali has maintained that the expanded areas of taxation would increase the burden on Guyanese and local businesses.Ali had observed that in relation to pharmaceutical and medical supplies, the cost of accessing private medical service would increase dramatically. But that’s not all. He had expressed that private medical staff such as nurses, medics, laboratory technicians and others may face the risk of losing their jobs, since patients would now be forced to seek medical service from public hospitals owing to prohibitive costs. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGRA to Private Sector: ‘Show me the evidence’April 24, 2018In “Business”Businesses urged to report evidence of smuggling activities to GRAFebruary 6, 2019In “Business”VAT on exports: PSC, GMSA, GCCI, GREMA, FPA call out Gov’t over moveApril 23, 2018In “Business”
You may not know the name Mondelez International, but you certainly know its brands. Cadbury, Oreo, Milka, Toblerone, Green & Blacks, and Trident are just a few that they own, and you’ll notice there’s a big focus on chocolate in there. But however popular chocolate is as a treat, it has one big problem: it melts pretty quickly.Mondelez sees that as a problem worth solving, and has apparently spent the last decade coming up with a solution in the form of heat resistant chocolate. You may argue such a feature isn’t required for this delicious food, but it would certainly be of benefit when transporting and storing chocolate in some of the hotter locations around the world.Mondelez is particularly thinking about sales of chocolate in places such as Africa, where food is typically sold in open markets and high temperatures.This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about this heat resistant chocolate. Last year it was unveiled at Cadbury’s Bournemouth research and development facility in the UK. The key to making such chocolate, which can withstand temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius, is a combination of cocoa butter, vegetable oils, milk and sugar.The end result is sure to taste slight different to typical Cadbury-branded chocolate, but unless you live in some of the hottest habitable places on Earth, chances are you’ll never get to taste it. I for one don’t mind as I prefer the real thing and we’re lucky to see a daily temperature above 20 degrees let alone 40 in the UK.The heat resistant chocolate is about ready to be mass produced and shipped to Africa, but Mondelez has yet to confirm an actual date beyond “pretty soon.”
Des éoliennes expérimentées au large de FukushimaUne ferme d’éoliennes flottantes va être testée au large de Fukushima, par un consortium de groupes japonais réunissant Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) et Nippon Steel. Un projet qui pourrait permettre de créer de l’emploi dans une région dévastée par la catastrophe nucléaire.Réunis en un consortium, les groupes japonais Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) et Nippon Steel ont annoncé ce mercredi le lancement de l’expérimentation d’une ferme d’éoliennes flottantes au large de Fukushima. Soutenu par le ministère nippon de l’Industrie, ce projet a été remporté par le consortium, qui comprend également les maisons de commerce Marubeni et Mitsubishi et l’Université de Tokyo, à l’issue d’un appel d’offres lancé par le gouvernement.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Comme l’explique l’AFP, trois éoliennes flottantes et une station de gestion seront d’abord mises en place sur l’océan Pacifique. Une turbine de 2 mégawatts sera installée dès cette année, puis deux autres, qui totalisent 14 mégawatts, la rejoindront au large de Fukushima entre 2013 et 2015.Ce projet vise à ouvrir la voie à l’industrie des énergies renouvelables dans la région du nord-ouest du Japon frappée par le tsunami et la catastrophe nucléaire du 11 mars 2011. “L’un des points les plus importants de ce projet expérimental est la coexistence de l’industrie de la pêche avec celle d’un parc d’éoliennes flottantes”, a expliqué le consortium, qui entend “travailler dur pour maintenir de bonnes relations avec les pêcheurs locaux”.Au terme de cette expérimentation, le consortium nippon espère faire de la ferme éolienne une installation commerciale capable d’alimenter plus de 100.000 foyers en électricité. Ce parc serait alors le tout premier du Japon, dont les 54 réacteurs nucléaires sont presque tous à l’arrêt depuis la catastrophe de Fukushima.Le 8 mars 2012 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambert
New app helps artists and labels manage and fulfill merch orders, allows for direct message with fans and tracks stats in real-time Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Nov 1, 2017 – 1:02 pm Bandcamp has emerged as the distribution platform of choice for many DIY artist in recent years based on its simplicity, flexibility and transparency. Now, artists and labels using Bandcamp to promote and sell music and merch now have their own app. Facebook Bandcamp Introduces App Empowering Artists, Labels Introducing the Bandcamp App for Artists and Labels. https://t.co/kGSP8d1UdQ— bandcamp (@Bandcamp) October 31, 2017The new Bandcamp App for Artists and Labels provides a real-time mobile view of stats, plus easy ways to manage and fulfill merch orders, as well as direct and targeted message functionality for more dynamic communication with fans. The app messaging capabilities allow artists and labels to message fans not only through the app, but also via traditional email.”Now, fans can of course opt out of that and just get your messages in the app if they prefer,” explains Bandcamp co-founder and CEO Ethan Diamond. “But the default here is that if you send a message, we’re going to do our best to make sure your fans actually get it.”The Bandcamp App for Artist and Labels is available now for iOS and Android.The Sound Of Vinyl: Henry Rollins’ New Modern Record Store News Bandcamp’s New App: Empowering Artists & Labels bandcamp-introduces-app-empowering-artists-labels Twitter Email
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, July 22, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.July 22 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraDeano’s PastaEmmett’s EdiblesEJ’s Fresh Grab & GoGaouette FarmHoney Pot Maple FarmKitteredge CandlesMagic of Yarrow BalloonsPolish Prince PerogiesPurple Carrot BreadRed Antler Apothecary Seafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTAdditional Pet-Themed Attractions:Andy Winther Dog Training featuring Dog Tricks & Demonstrations from 11am to 11:30amAsk Questions of Best Pets VeterinaryVisit the Billerica Cat Care Coalition at the Community TableMake a bird at the Kids TentMusic from John Lorentz & Anne SanstromLike 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… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On July 21In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On August 11In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On July 28In “Community”
The full Senate will not be required to attend the first floor session since lawmakers voted for a recess.Senate President Kevin Meyer’s office says Tuesday’s floor session in Juneau will be a technical session, for which a quorum isn’t called for. Barring a budget deal, there’s no legislation to vote on.The House Finance Committee plans to hold hearings on Medicaid, another issue on the special session call, next week in Anchorage.Lawmakers last week voted for a recess in floor sessions until Tuesday, though House and Senate Finance committees have held budget hearings and behind-the-scenes talks have occurred.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, in an interview, cited concerns with the cost of bringing everyone back to Juneau to gavel in if there was no specific business to take up.
Jeff Welbourn, Senior Director of the China Business Office for the Trident Seafoods Corporation checks out the fresh seafood at a grocery store on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Beijing, China. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)There’s a lot of Alaska-born seafood in China. Walk into any McDonald’s and pick up a fish sandwich and it’s all wild Alaska pollock.Listen nowTrident Seafoods has been selling fish in China for 20 years.Still, the average Chinese consumer probably doesn’t recognize Trident’s three-pronged logo. That’s because they’ve been selling seafood primarily as a commodity in China, not in stores and markets.But that might change soon. The company sent a team with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s trade mission to China and that team is working on a new strategy.Trident isn’t new to China. They’ve got operations in the port cities of Dalian, Qingdao and Weihai.What’s new is the way they want to promote and sell their fish here.Jeff Welbourn is Senior Director of the Chinese Business Office for Trident Seafoods. On a bus trip across Beijing, Welbourn talks strategy for getting their products into some new markets.A seafood market in Beijing, China. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)“Per capita consumption of seafood in China is mind-boggling. I mean you’re talking, by some estimates, 40 kilograms [88 lbs.] per person, per year,” Welbourn said.Trident wants to reach those people directly to let them know that they’re eating wild seafood from Alaska and to tell them where they can go to buy it again.But it’s not easy — there is a huge demand for fish in China. But, a lot of it is farmed.“Creating comfort and demand for a species that doesn’t currently resonate with consumers is a huge challenge,” Welbourn said. “So wild Alaska pollock is something that we have worked really hard to make sure is differentiated as a very transparent, sustainable and, you know, prestige fishery.”Welbourn says a lot of Alaska pollock is already being consumed in China. But, Chinese citizens likely don’t realize it’s wild and from Alaska.“It is kind of a lot of beating your head at the wall until it breaks,” Welbourn said.So Welbourn and his team are exploring ways to bring their fish to a new market. A digital one.The bus ends up at the Beijing headquarters of JD.com, Incorporated. It’s an e-commerce company with an enormous platform of about 300 million active users — think Amazon or Alibaba. Trident already has some of its seafood listed on this site. Customers can go online and one-click order something wild from an Alaska seafood company and get it shipped right to them. Grocery stores can order the seafood, too, and Trident wants to expand that reach.After a tour, the group heads up to a boardroom to talk business.And, it’s not just seafood here, although that is the bulk of the trade delegates in the room. It’s also people from the Mat-Su borough and Bambino’s baby food. The group talks for a few hours about everything from what the e-commerce giant buys and sells to when and how they should market it and who should pay for that marketing.And, while they don’t come to any firm deal, it’s clear by the end of the meeting that they’ve made progress and Welbourn’s China-based team can follow up with the company.