Jack White Spearheads New Industry Conference Making Vinyl

first_imgNews Jack White Spearheads New Industry Conference jack-white-spearheads-new-industry-conference-making-vinyl NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Jack White’s P&E Wing Speech: “Let The Music Tell You What To Do” Jack White has been a major player in the return of vinyl interest, both before and after the opening his own pressing plant at the Detroit, Mich., offices of his label, Third Man Records.On top of his ongoing contributions to the format, DigitalMusicNews.com is reporting that White’s label has become a major sponsor involved in launching a new two-day business conference called “Making Vinyl,” which will aim to bring together industry giants to discuss and promote the future of the pressing physical records.Details are still forthcoming, but White is officially signed on as the opening keynote speaker, with Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz onboard to deliver an additional keynote. DMN has also hinted that White will provide attendees with a multi-hour tour of the Third Man pressing plant.Registration for the conference opens on Aug. 21, with the event slated to take place in Detroit on Nov. 6–7.Gibson Guitars Names Slash Global Brand Ambassador The 12-time GRAMMY winner’s label Third Man Records is a major sponsor for a new pro-vinyl industry eventBrian HaackGRAMMYs Aug 17, 2017 – 12:33 pm GRAMMY.comIt’s no secret that vinyl is riding a continuing wave of resurgence in sales and popularity. Just this year, it’s been reported that vinyl sales are currently at the peak of a 25-year high, after rising 26 percent in 2016 alone.Even as far back as 2014, indie labels like Asthmatic Kitty, home to Sufjan Stevens, were already reporting a minimum 3-month wait list for getting their artists’ records pressed and ready for distribution, due to rising consumer demands for the once-dying format. Email Jack White Spearheads New Industry Conference “Making Vinyl” Facebook Twitter last_img read more

POLICE LOG for December 28 Man Arrested On Warrant Wellness Check On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, December 28, 2018:Police conducted a wellness check on a party slumped over the steering wheel of a parked car in the Target parking lot. Situation checked OK. Party was just taking a nap. (9:20am)A wallet was found in the MBTA North Wilmington parking lot with a Florida driver’s license. (10:34am)A caller stated there was a possible injured and/or rabid raccoon out in front of Symbotic on Research Drive. Animal Control Officer took possession of the raccoon and made arrangements to euthanize the animal. (10:50am)A walk-in party reported he believed someone was shooting holes in his mailbox on Main Street. Police went to the man’s home and inspected his mailbox. No damage was observed. (12:35pm)Joshua Kivlehan (25, Lynn) was arrested on a warrant. (1:35pm)(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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 3: Drug Arrest; 11pm Fireworks On Lowell St.; Raccoon Gets Head Stuck In Soup CanIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 1: Lowell Woman Arrested For OUI; Billerica Teen Arrested On Warrant; 2 Drivers Issued SummonsesIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Rep Will Hurd Lone Black House Republican Wont Run Again

first_imgBy The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, an ex-CIA undercover officer and the lone Black Republican in the House of Representatives, says he won’t seek a third term next year.The San Antonio Republican’s announcement came in a Thursday statement posted on his House web page. He’s the third Texas Republican to announce that he won’t seek re-election to the House, joining Michael Conaway of Midland and Pete Olson of Sugar Land.In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, right, poses for photos at the Texas A&M-San Antonio. Hurd announced on Aug. 1, 2019, he will not seek reelection in 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Hurd says he wants to work in the private sector toward solutions to “problems at the nexus between technology and national security.”Hurd has served the sprawling 23rd Congressional District, a 71% Latino district extending from San Antonio to El Paso. He was one of only four House Republicans to vote to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist tweets taunting four Democratic congresswomen.___This story has been corrected to place Hurd’s residence in San Antonio, instead of El Paso.last_img read more

WBFDC looks to up the ante in ecotourism at N Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC) has made elaborate plans to boost ecotourism in North Bengal through a major overhaul of its properties. It is also coming up with a new ecotourism camp adjacent to Jhalong waterfall with lodging facilities for the tourists.”Our purpose behind the renovation of our resorts and construction of the new camp at Jhalong is aimed at making people aware of the ecology and at the same time, educate them about the importance of conserving them. Our ecotourism resorts are ideal for those who love serene and peaceful ambience and look for relief from the hustle and bustle of the concrete city life,” said Ravinder Pall Saini, managing director of WBFDC. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWBFDC has decided to distribute booklets to educate the tourists about the dos and don’ts during their period of stay at its resorts, all of which are located in and around the forest area.”We want to inculcate the message to our tourists that an eco resort is not like a conventional hotel and they have to adhere to certain rules while staying in it. Plastic is completely banned, there is restriction on round-the-clock electricity as too much light discourages animals to venture near the resort,” a senior WBFDC official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that there is already an ecotourism resort of WBFDC at Jaldhaka, which enjoys full occupancy throughout the year. “Now, we are adding to our existing accommodation and at least 20 more tourists would be able to put up at Jaldhaka Resort,” Saini added. The work for renovation and adding of occupancy has already been taken up in collaboration with North Bengal Development department.In North Bengal, the WBFDC has nature resorts in places such as Jaldhaka, Murti, Paren, Rasikbil, Suntalekhola, Loleygaon, Lava Kalimpong, Mongpong and Lepchajagat. The locations of these properties and the excellent hospitality provided by the staff ensure steady reservations for these resorts throughout the year.It may be mentioned that WBFDC has roped in some local villagers from Panijhora to work at its Murti Resort in Dooars.”They not only do cooking and other activities for tourist hospitality but also guide them about the best time for animal sighting during jungle safari. We are looking at similar tie-ups with local youths for our other resorts,” a senior WBFDC official added.last_img read more

CM greets Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday greeted former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday and prayed for the senior Congress leader’s long life and happiness. Sources in Trinamool Congress said that Banerjee is likely to leave for New Delhi in the afternoon and meet Sonia Gandhi later in the day. “My best wishes on your birthday Sonia Gandhi Ji. I pray for your long life and happiness in all you do,” the Chief Minister tweeted on Sunday. In the national capital, Banerjee is likely to meet leaders of political parties opposed to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for talks on the proposed joint front for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Celebration of Bangaliana in Silicon Valley

first_imgThirty five miles south east of where the fog seldom clears over the Golden Gate Bridge and the bustling cable cars clang up and down the city’s steep roads, the Californian winds will carry elemental tunes of Tagore songs, the twang of an Ektara, and the piquant aroma of Shorshe Ilish. Over the last 37 years, three days of July are heartily, ethnically, musically and soulfully Bangali in some part of America. Every year, a new place. This year it is Santa Clara, a quaint yet populous county in the San Francisco Bay Area, more popularly known as the Silicon Valley. The much awaited 37th North American Bengali Conference will be held from July 7 to 9 at the heart of the city – the Santa Clara Convention Center. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBanga Sammelan is not just a celebration of Bangaliana, but to serve countless slices of Bengal on the global platter. It is also a platform for hundreds of NRIs who want to hold onto their heritage despite living far away from home. From the captivating mono-act of Debshankar Halder, the mesmerising sound of the hundred-stringed Kashmiri santoor of Rahul Sharma, charismatic Hindustani classical music of Subha Mudgal, to the mega concert by Shaan, the North American Bengali Conference has an enticing schedule of events lined up. The second International Bengali Film Award on July 8 will recognize the excellence in celluloid achievements in the Bengali film Industry, followed by musical performances by our very own Tollywood stars. One of the main attractions of the NABC this year is ‘Fifty Years of Feluda’ – a tribute to the immortal creation of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray through a special exhibit put together by his son Sandip Ray who is taking forward the legacy, and the screening of a few films from the famous detective series. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe sky above the Silicon Valley has already begun smelling sweeter. It is that time of the year when apple pie blends flawlessly with rosogollar payesh, and myriad hues of dhakai jamdani sarees overpower the hustle and bustle of the IT hub. The incessant July rain has rejuvenated both Bengal and Bangladesh after the sultry summer. But in Santa Clara, the windiest month of July is rainless. Differences there might be many, but love for the language has connected people of Bengali diaspora from different parts of the world.last_img read more

How to Build and Manage a Website With Your iPhone

first_img 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » This story appears in the October 2012 issue of . Subscribe » Weebly broke ground in 2006 when it launched a powerful free program that makes it easy for entrepreneurs and others to build websites without any coding or blogging knowledge. But this past May, the company did something few thought was possible: It introduced an eponymous iOS app that allows mobile users to update their content, add photos and images, moderate comments, monitor stats and even build an entire site or blog right from their iPhones. And it’s free.”Today people are on the go, away from their computers, maybe standing in line at Starbucks. The app lets them respond to customers and comments right away,” says David Rusenko, who founded Weebly with his Penn State college buddies Dan Veltri and Chris Fanini. “Anytime, anywhere, you can take and post a picture or video, monitor your stats–it lets you respond wherever you are.”Rusenko is mum about exactly how many of Weebly’s roughly 13 million-plus users have downloaded the mobile app, but he says it was among the top three productivity offerings on the iTunes App Store for a week and a half after it was first released. An updated version, released in July 2012, has a five-star average user rating in the App Store.For Callista Bond–a Kansas City, Mo., artist, photographer and graphic designer who has used Weebly to build more than 20 sites for clients since 2008–the new app is a welcome addition. She downloaded it in June and uses it for her own website to moderate and respond to blog comments from readers when she’s away from her desk. “They appreciate how much more quickly I can respond to them,” she says.Users who have created online forms on Weebly.com to generate and collect business inquiries can then use the Weebly app to view the responses on the go. In addition to allowing for rapid responsiveness, the app also offers users the ability to post blog entries to Facebook and Twitter with one click. The downside: It’s not available for Android users.Weebly makes money from premium versions of its website-building package, which offer extra multimedia functions and better support. The premium version is available for as little as $2.99 per month with a two-year contract. A designer platform (intended for use by professional website designers) ranges from $7.95 to $24.95 per month.Rusenko pegs small businesses–58 percent of which still don’t have websites, according to research by Google–as Weebly’s target market. “It’s free, and they can do it on their iPhones,” he says. “People understand that it has to be simple to work.”  October 30, 2012 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

CNTA unveils Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism campaign

first_img Friday, December 30, 2016 TORONTO — The China National Tourism Administration(CNTA)has launched a large-scale thematic advertising campaign in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square, unveiling its ‘Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism’ campaign.The same campaign was unveiled simultaneously in more than 20 countries, including the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan and South Korea.In 2015 the total number of tourist visits between Canada and China was more than 1.2 million, and in the first three quarters of 2016 the visitor number surpassed the one million mark, an increase of 15.6%. China has become Canada’s largest tourist destination in Asia.The Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism ad campaign will run for five weeks, through the Chinese Spring Festival holiday season. Posted by Tags: China CNTA unveils ‘Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism’ campaigncenter_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Altice the investment vehicle of Patrick Drahi an

first_imgAltice, the investment vehicle of Patrick Drahi and main shareholder of French cable operator Numericable, has debuted on the Amsterdam stock exchange.The company set a base price of €28.25 for its shares, valuing the company at €5.7 billion. Altice is selling 26.5 million new shares along with 19.6 million existing shares owned by Drahi’s Next holding company, raising about €1.3 billion not including an over-allocation option.Altice said that in the case of a strong performance the offer could be increased by 15%, raising a total of €1.5 billion.The IPO will lead to 22.8% of Altice’s capital being publicly floated, excluding the over-allocation.Altice holds a 40% stake in Numericable.last_img read more

Upselling to TV services provided a boost for Tele

first_imgUpselling to TV services provided a boost for Telekom Austria in its domestic market, where the operator’s first half performance was hit by an exceptional item related to the introduction of a new fixed line billing interface.Telekom Austria had 241,600 TV subscribers in the Austrian market, up 6% year-on –year, out of 1.39 million retail broadband lines, up 6.3%. Average revenue per line fell by 1.5% to €30.30, a slowing down of its decline that the company attributed in part to successful upselling to TV.In Croatian, subsidiary Vipnet had 162,900 TV subscribers, up 8.8% year-on-year. Total fixed broadband retail lines numbered 121,000, up 22.2%. Telekom Austria’s Bulgarian subsidiary had 78,800 TV subscribers, up 8%,Telekom Austria posted revenues of €1.939 billino for the first half, down 7.3%, while comparable EBITDA was €619.4 million, down 7.2%.last_img read more