Parasoft: new ways take the manual effort out of certification

first_imgAt Embedded World 2018, Parasoft showcased test automation solutions for embedded, safety-critical, and IoT software, powered by the Parasoft tool suite. At the core of Parasoft’s solution for embedded is Parasoft C/C++test, which provides C and C++ developers with a unified testing solution that includes advanced static analysis and unit testing technologies to facilitate software development best practices, rigorous bug detection, and security vulnerability remediation. Embedded developers also benefit from Parasoft SOAtest, for testing and validation at the message/API layer, Parasoft Jtest, for analyzing Java codebases, and Parasoft DTP, for reporting and intelligent analytics that provide actionable insights to bring efficiency to quality and compliance initiatives. These tools integrate seamlessly together to provide users with the industry’s most comprehensive solution for IoT-connected devices, ensuring secure, reliable, and scalable applications.Parasoft demonstrated its comprehensive solution for embedded, with a focus on the newest product capabilities that emphasize meeting the requirements of safety-critical and compliance industries:Parasoft’s support for MISRA and security guidelines have been augmented to include streamlined compliance packs that take manual work out of certification. New qualification kits for aerospace (DO-178 B/C, DO-330, E-12B/C), automotive (ISO 26262), functional safety (IEC-61508), and railway (EN-50128) software automatically provide the documentation that organizations need to prove compliance to certifying agencies.Users can now benefit from a consolidated view of coverage and traceability for both manual and unit testing efforts, including support for open source unit testing frameworks, such as Google Test, CPPunit, and CppUTest.New workflows enable users to prioritize static analysis problems based on risk and prioritize testing activities to accelerate agile. New integrations are focused on developer ease-of-use and include support for leading development environments, including Visual Studio 2017 and Wind River Workbench 4.x/VxWorks 7.xShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous b-plus: server performance for development of algorithms and artificial intelligenceNext Executing secure functions from non-secure code using Arm TrustZonelast_img read more

Ranveer Singh wishes dad Jagjit Singh Bhavnani Happy Father’s Day with adorable post. See pic

first_imgRanveer Singh took to social media to wish his father, Jagjit Singh Bhavnani, a happy Father’s Day.The Gully Boy actor shared an adorable picture from his father’s younger days. He captioned the photo, “Well, now you Know …. #og #hypebeast #happyfathersday #iloveyoupapa.”In the photo, his father is sporting a classy mustache.On the work front, Ranveer is currently in London shooting for Kabir Khan’s 83. The film is based on India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup win and Ranveer’s playing the role of Kapil Dev, who captained the team at the time. Recently, it was announced that Ranveer’s wife actress Deepika would play Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia in the film.Ranveer welcomed Deepika to the team with a sweet message, “Who better to play my wifey, than my wifey?”Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey?! @deepikapadukone plays Romi Dev in @83thefilm !!!Genius casting courtesy @kabirkhankk #83squad pic.twitter.com/saL8QdmYpERanveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) June 12, 2019In an interview to Times of India, Deepika expressed her happiness about working on the film, “The personal equation doesn’t spill over into the workspace. I can’t think of anyone else who could do justice to the role of Kapil Dev, but if there was someone else playing him in the film, and not Ranveer, I would still do my part. This isn’t coming from a personal equation, but from my passion and enthusiasm for the film.”advertisementThis would be the first time after her marriage that Deepika will be seen with husband Ranveer on the big screen.Ranveer and Deepika got married last November, after dating for over six years.ALSO READ | Ranveer Singh welcomes Deepika Padukone on 83 sets: Who better to play my wifey than my wifey?ALSO READ | Deepika Padukone on playing Ranveer Singh’s wife in 83: This isn’t coming from a personal equationALSO READ | Deepika Padukone wants to spend time with Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia to prepare for her role in 83ALSO WATCH | Ranveer Singh makes Delhi dance to Gully Boy at India Today Conclave 2019last_img read more

Switching to greener options

first_imgYou open your eyes in the morning, stretch out to grab that little plastic containing device you cannot live without. You check the time, forcefully widening your eyes to rub off the sleepiness while scrolling mindlessly through the envious lives of virtual friends, put on your plastic slippers and head to the bathroom. You take a seat on the plastic, answer to nature’s call, grab your plastic toothbrush, squeeze toothpaste out of the plastic tube onto the plastic bristles. You brush, rinse, take a squeeze of face wash from that plastic dispenser. Also Read – A special kind of bondYou turn on the shower. Or maybe if you’re water-conscious, you fill up that plastic bucket and use a plastic mug, rub the chemical-laden soap that came packaged in plastic within a plastic-coated paper onto your body, take a squeeze of the shampoo held inside the plastic bottle. And maybe, if you want no tangles, even take a bigger squeeze of that conditioner from the plastic bottle. So ponder: In these first 30 minutes or so of the day alone, how much plastic have you already come in contact with? You probably, already have some inside of you, as well. Also Read – Insider threat managementRhea Shukla, co-founder of The Switch Fix in Gurugram, went through a similar experience and was aghast to see just how entrenched plastic has become in our daily lives. She found it ironic that the products meant to be used once are made of materials that will outlast us all. Do the Switcheroo Globally, the issue of plastic waste scourge has accentuated the need for a wholesome dialogue. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it has been estimated that since 1950, more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced. Of that, 60 per cent has ended up in either a landfill or in the natural environment. Likewise, Shukla and Abhishek Kumar, founders of The Switch Fix, were also aware of the harmful effects of plastics. They believed that their generation’s insatiable “need” for convenience and throw-away culture were adding to the problem. This propelled them to launch The Switch Fix in January 2019 and encourage people to switch from plastics and adopt sustainable alternatives. Following a series of research and experiments, out came their first shampoo bar. The manufacturing partner sources 70 per cent of ingredients locally, which in turn decreases the carbon footprint of the products, the duo claimed. The start-up currently sells personal care items such as soaps, shampoo bars, hair blends and bamboo toothbrushes. Eight months on, they now have a vibrant presence on social media to disseminate information, receive feedback for further improvisation. The uniqueness of The Switch Fix lies in their immense effort that has gone into making their ‘packaging’ plastic-free — right from sourcing organic materials to requesting delivery partners to refrain from using plastic. When one orders online, the products are shipped in cylindrical boxes wrapped in Kraft paper and paper tape. The bars come wrapped in the wax paper while their hair concentrates come in glass bottles with aluminium caps, cushioned by crinkle paper inside the box. The cylindrical boxes are made from recycled paper, and the idea behind its use is to cut down unnecessary plastic wrapping that gets discarded once delivered. The boxes are designed such that they could be re-used creatively by customers afterwards — from storing their art supplies and jewellery to serving as a travelling case. While their products are currently sold online, they also allow voluntary pickups from their office in Gurugram. “Through Switch Fix, we want to show people that their contribution towards the issue of plastics can be as simple as a switch. Simple steps like refusing disposable items, adopting a healthier, sustainable lifestyle, etc., is the answer”, Shukla says. Are they feasible Competing against commercial manufacturers is not easy since markets dealing in eco-products are still at a nascent stage in India. Besides, viable alternate resources are limited which makes the manufacturing process and supply chain costlier than their conventional counterparts. The start-up has had a challenging interaction with vendors because of their order volume and unique requirements. “The box alone accounts for 10-30 per cent of end product cost depending on the order volume and convincing vendors of our business model is a difficult task but despite the challenges, we believe that increasing awareness among consumers will escalate the demand for such alternatives and so will the supply,” Kumar adds. Their products cost Rs 325-825 and currently, they receive 15-20 orders a day from metropolitan cities of India. In the future, the team plans to collaborate with like-minded enterprises by sharing a platform to simplify the switch journey. The road to sustainability is not straightforward, simple or quick. Everyone has a proactive role to play. Most of the time, an individual’s efforts may seem trivial. For instance, a person using approximately 5-6 toothbrushes a year, may think that their actions will not have any detrimental environmental consequences. But when seen collectively, (7.7 billion), the total amount of used toothbrushes a year roughly translates to 38.5 billion, globally. Imagine where these (almost) imperishable objects end up year after year. So yes, a simple switch today — ‘however minuscule it may appear’ — to a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush (not the bristles, mind you) or a plastic-free soap or shampoo could help fix the plastic menace. On another note, given the rate at which increases in population, income levels and changing lifestyles are occurring throughout the world, it is no surprise that the plastic packaging industry may touch $72.6 billion this financial year in India itself. By interweaving the concept of sustainability, responsibility and social welfare, enterprises such as The Switch Fix offers and induce customers to choose and become eco-conscious. Such initiatives provide a stratagem to build a circular economy and decouple growth from excessive resource exploitation, production, consumption and wastage. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Jon Voight Supports Team Rubicon At Salute On Sunset Event

first_imgJon Voight joined Team Rubicon for the organization’s Salute on Sunset event in Los Angeles this week.William McNulty, Vice President of Team Rubicon and Jon Voight talking about their work together during Hurricane Sandy at the Team Rubicon Salute on Sunset event in Los AngelesCredit/Copyright: Via Beck MediaTeam Rubicon is a fantastic organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. They’ve been active around the world in places like Haiti and Sudan, as well as on the homefront during Hurricane Sandy.Jon Voight watching the slideshow of his work with Team Rubicon during Hurricane Sandy at the Team Rubicon Salute on Sunset event in Los Angeles.Credit/Copyright: Via Beck MediaJon Voight, who actually served with Team Rubicon on a mission during Hurricane Sandy, was in attendance at the event and seemed reflective during a slideshow of the Team’s work together.last_img read more

TIFF 2017 Catching up with three emerging Canadian filmmakers

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement While the film world’s attention will focus on the 11 days of TIFF, the cinematic event is only a starting point for the films screened. We caught up with three emerging Canadian filmmakers – Matt Johnson, Anne Émond and Kevan Funk – whose films won cheers at TIFF in 2016. We spoke to them about their year since.Matt JohnsonHis 2016 feature was Operation Avalanche, a mockumentary about a NASA conspiracy to fake the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. The film, distributed by Lionsgate, was one small step in Canadian filmmaking, but one giant leap for Johnson and his production company Zapruder Films. Film maker Matt Johnson’s Captain Avalanche, a mockumentary about NASA faking the moon landing, was a big hit at TIFF last year. – Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “The success of Operation Avalanche was a big boost for us,” says the Toronto-based Johnson, whose whose 2016 festival experience involved the premiere of Nirvanna the Band the Show, a small-screen series he created with Jay McCarrol. “Among other things, it helped us to establish a grant program to help female first-time filmmakers.”With the Women First screenwriting competition, Johnson and Zapruder Films address the gender gap in the feature film industry. Shortly after last year’s TIFF, it was announced that Chandler Levack’s feature film Anglophone was the first winner of the competition. (Levack’s short film We Forgot to Break Up will be screened at TIFF this year.)Toronto’s Johnson has been an outspoken critic of TIFF and Canadian film funding agency Telefilm. Johnson chose to premiere Operation Avalanche at Sundance in 2016 rather than at TIFF a year earlier. “I don’t think TIFF is the platform or stepping stone young Canadian filmmakers expect it to be,” says Johnson, who believes that Canadian features are slotted as sidebars, compared to American and international films. “At Sundance, Venice and Berlin, Canadian films are treated as equals to all the others. But TIFF doesn’t integrate them.”Season two of Nirvanna the Band the Show airs on Viceland beginning in November. Johnson’s next feature film is a time-travel story involving a plot to go back in time to assassinate Hitler. Where Operation Avalanche was demanding to film, Johnson seeks to make more straightforward features in the future.“Hopefully, our future films will be more broad,” Johnson says. “Now that I’m older, I’ll be making less-complicated films.”We’ll believe that when we see it.Anne ÉmondDo not dismiss the popcorn-fuelled lady in her sleepwear at TIFF Bell Lightbox this fall. She’s the Montreal filmmaker Anne Émond – and she belongs. Twitterlast_img read more

OECD raises outlook for Canadian growth to 22 per cent this year

first_imgOTTAWA – The OECD is raising its economic forecast for Canada amid a strengthening global economy, but also warns that tensions are appearing that could threaten global growth.The Paris-based economic think-tank says trade protectionism remains a key risk that would negatively affect confidence, investment and jobs.The OECD comment follows moves by the U.S. to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from most countries in the world, with Canada and Mexico exempted.The OECD says it now expects the Canadian economy to grow 2.2 per cent this year, up from an earlier prediction of 2.1 per cent.It also raised its Canadian growth outlook for next year to 2.0 per cent compared with its forecast in November for 1.9 per cent.The OECD says the revised outlook compares with growth of 3.0 per cent last year in Canada.last_img read more

Russian award for Modi

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Thursday named for the ‘Order of St Andrew the Apostle’ award by Russia for exceptional services in promoting bilateral ties between the two countries, a Russian embassy official said. The Order of St Andrew the Apostle is the highest state decoration of Russia, the official said. Modi has been conferred with the award for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India, the official said.last_img

Berkshire Hathaway investors worry about life after Buffett

OMAHA, Neb. — Thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders return to Omaha every year to learn from Warren Buffett and celebrate the company he built through acquisitions and investments.But with the 88-year-old Buffett and 95-year-old Charlie Munger leading the company it’s hard for shareholders not to wonder how much longer the revered investors will be in place. Neither has any plans to retire. The shareholder meeting is Saturday.Shareholder Stephen Teenois made the trip to Omaha this year after owning the stock for several years because he wanted to experience the event with Buffett and Munger spending hours asking questions.Teenois said he wants to “soak in everything I can and learn from him.”Buffett has said that Berkshire has a succession plan in place for whenever it is needed.Josh Funk, The Associated Press read more

Security Council discusses conflict prevention and recovery in Africa

Addressing the session at the outset, the Chairman of the Council’s Ad Hoc Working Group on Conflict Prevention and Recovery in Africa, Jagdish Koonjul of Mauritius, said that since its establishment at the end of February, the Group had agreed to deal with a number of key issues, including observing elections, establishing coalitions to tackle specific conflict situations, and galvanizing the work of non-governmental organizations, universities and academia.He said the Group would look into ways of encouraging cooperation among countries of the Mano River Union – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – in order to ensure peace and stability there. The Group was also proposing that the UN examine ways to provide comprehensive electoral assistance to interested Member States. Ibrahima Fall, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, called for meetings among representatives of the Security Council, the OAU and subregional organizations to facilitate discussion on issues of mutual concern that could impact peace and security on the continent. In order to foster productive follow-up, he also suggested that these consultations include Africa’s development partners, including the international financial institutions. Ivan Simonovic, the Ambassador of Croatia and current President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), called for a comprehensive approach to conflict prevention and recovery in Africa, “embracing a wide range of areas, including political, diplomatic, humanitarian, human rights and institutional measures.” ECOSOC could contribute to that effort, he said, because it “has important responsibilities in these areas which it is beginning to address in a more concerted manner.” In addition, ECOSOC was considering the establishment of an ad hoc advisory group on African countries emerging from conflict, he noted.The Permanent Observer of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), Amadou Kébé, said that discussions on the African Union included a proposal to create a central for a conflict prevention organ, called a peace and security council. He also recommended that efforts be made to ensure that all peace agreements include provisions on disarmament, reconstruction and rehabilitation. read more

NYC hospitals ban filming of ER Reality TV without prior written consent

by The Associated Press Posted Aug 12, 2015 7:13 am MDT Last Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NYC hospitals ban filming of ER Reality TV without prior written consent NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York City hospitals will no longer allow the filming of reality TV in their wards without prior written consent.According to the New York Post (http://bit.ly/1JTHjpN ), the Greater New York Hospital Association said in a statement that the ban “effectively puts an end to ‘reality TV’ in New York’s emergency rooms.”The ban was sparked by an April 2011 accident that claimed the life of an 83-year-old man struck by a garbage truck in Manhattan.ABC “NY Med” filmed the efforts to save the victim and the exchanges between the doctors and his relatives. Although the family’s faces were obscured, the family said they recognized themselves when the show aired in August 2012.Manhattan City Councilman Dan Garodnick says “reality TV has no place in our emergency rooms.”___Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com read more

Nigeria must halt evictions threatening tens of thousands with homelessness – UN

“There is no viable resettlement or alternative accommodation provided by authorities for affected individuals, and many fear further evictions as they lack security of tenure,” UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, warned in a statement.She referred specifically to large-scale demolitions and evictions in the Badia neighbourhood of Lagos, the country’s largest city, which rendered thousands of people homeless. More than 30,000 people will lose their homes, businesses and livelihoods, if demolitions here continue as planned, she noted. “I am alarmed that over 10,000 people, including children, women and elders have been pushed out of their homes without prior notice in the middle of the rainy season, with police sometimes resorting to violence to carry out the evictions,” Ms. Farha said. “There was no consultation or discussion about alternative temporary housing options available to them. “More troubling yet is that two months later there are still hundreds of people sleeping in makeshift shelters or churches, facing routine harassment, with the situation getting worse every day, and without any adequate response by the local or federal authorities in line with their international human rights obligations.” She stressed forced evictions invariably lead to homelessness due to a lack of affordable and adequate housing, in particular for people living in poverty or who have moved to cities to escape violence. Unlawful forced evictions already struck an adjoining Lagos area in February 2013, displacing over 9,000 people, with one out of every three persons still homeless more than two years later.Two months after the latest evictions, neither the State or Federal authorities have responded yet to the concerns raised by those affected and their representatives even though the expert raised the issue with the Government last month.“I urge all levels of Government in Nigeria to immediately halt these unlawful evictions which are causing massive homelessness and ensure that those affected have access to just and effective remedies, including compensation,” she concluded.Special Rapporteurs, who are not UN staff and are independent from any government or organization, are appointed by and report back to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council. read more

Womens Lacrosse Late push not enough for Ohio State in 1712 loss

Ohio State then-junior attack Molly Wood races up field against Penn State on April 12, 2016 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsDespite an effort to make a comeback one game after dropping a road contest to Jacksonville, the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team fell to Cincinnati 17-12 Monday night. The Buckeyes (1-3) rallied late to close Cincinnati’s (3-1) lead, but the deficit was too big for Ohio State to overcome. Cincinnati went on a 4-0 run early in the second half to lead Ohio State by seven points. The Bearcats maintained the pace throughout the half to give the team its first home win of the season.Senior midfielder Katie Burgee and sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez both scored for Ohio State 14 seconds apart with under two minutes left in the second half to make it 17-12. Despite the effort, it was too late for the Buckeyes to come back. Ohio State senior Molly Wood led the team with four goals. Hernandez, one of the team’s leading scorers, only had one goal and two assists. Junior midfielder Bailey Parrott had two goals for Ohio State and forced two turnovers. Cincinnati held an advantage in draw controls, free position shots and saves. The Buckeyes had six saves compared to the Bearcats’ 11. The Bearcats set the tone by going on a 4-0 run five minutes into the first half. Sophomore midfielder McKenna Rushford led Cincinnati with six goals, tying her career high. Four of her goals came within the first 20 minutes of the game. Parrot tied the game four minutes into the first half, but the Buckeyes failed to keep up with the Bearcats and could not remain close enough to take a lead. Ohio State will have 10 days to rally before taking on Binghamton at 4 p.m. March 9. read more

Zelda Adventure is a 10hour playable Zeldathemed campaign for Minecraft

first_imgWe just discussed games like Minecraft, but if you’re already hooked, here’s another reason to keep playing. One Minecraft player decided to build his own Legend of Zelda-themed adventure in-game, and he didn’t cut corners. When he was finished, the Zelda Adventure mod has a 10+ hour-long campaign, 8 unique dungeons, over 20 different weapons, cinematic cut-scenes, and more.The campaign is free to download and host on your own Minecraft server if you operate one, and even features in-game shops, collectables and other in-world items you can pick up and use, secret zones filled with treasure, and more. The game is technically a mod, but it offers much more in the way of unique environments and gameplay than a mod normally would, and the campaign is longer than a number of recent major game releases.As you play, you’ll see familiar NPC characters, play mini-games you may remember from the original Zelda games, and use familiar weapons like the boomerang, bombs, the Kokiri Sword, and even obtain the Ocarina of time. The Ocarina is an interesting mechanic in Minecraft, but just like the official Zelda game, you can play the Ocarina to transport to different parts of the world, and the type of song you play will have a different effect on you or your environment.GameRant hints at an important point however, The Legend of Zelda is copyrighted and Nintendo, who hasn’t hesitated to squash projects like this in the past, holds the intellectual property. Even games like Newer Super Mario Bros Wii have fallen victim to the copyright hammer.Still, Zelda Adventure is a sight to behold, and to play if you can get it while it’s still available. The developer says it’s still in beta and he’s still working on it, but he’s opened the doors to players who want to test or just want to play the game.Read more at MinecraftForum, via GameRantlast_img read more

Greece declares state of emergency on Samos after fires

first_imgGreece declared a state of emergency on the northern Aegean island of Samos on Monday as a wild fire burn out of control, forcing the evacuation of hotels.High winds fanned the forest fire and hampered the operations to extinguish the blaze.The fire had taken hold in the two environmentally preserved area of Marathokambos and Kalovrisi.The blaze began late Monday and rapidly spread to other parts of the island, forcing the evacuation of dozens of hotels and coming dangerously close to several villages.Six water-bombing airplanes and five helicopters were involved in the operation to bring the wildfire under control but they were grounded at dusk for safety reasons.Hundreds of firefighters and volunteers were also helping in the effort to put out the blaze.It is the second time this summer that the island has been hit with fires Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Aspires Interweave Acquires Craft Enthusiast Web Site

first_imgCraft and arts publisher Interweave—a unit of Loveland, Colorado-based Aspire Media—has acquired CrochetMe.com from its developer, Kim Werker, the former editor of Interweave Crochet magazine.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Unrelated to the sale, Werker, who made the reverse jump from online to print in 2007, has resigned as editor of the magazine. Werker will remain with Crochetme.com as a blogger and creative consultant, Interweave said.Werker launched Crochetme.com in 2004. The site will join Interweave’s portfolio of online properties in its fiber craft division. In June, Interweave acquired four arts-related magazines—including American Artist—from Nielsen Business Media.last_img

Social Media Apps For CMS

first_imgMost any content management system—enterprise or open source—is capable of basic social media functions such as commenting. But now publishers are looking for social media apps that offer a direct connection between their site and the broader social networks such as Facebook. “Two years ago, CMS was 80 percent of the focus, now maybe it’s 40 percent for a publisher,” says Dave Iannone, founder of Web development firm Go Forward Media (and architect of the FOLIOMag.com design). Many of the social networks are introducing both generic and system-specific applications to tie the CMS to their network. However, most of those applications are geared more toward open source rather than proprietary systems. Facebook Connect is an API that allows users to integrate parts of the Facebook experience into their Web site or mobile program. System-specific versions of Facebook Connect are also popping up, such as modules for open source systems like Drupal and WordPress. An article on social media blog Mashable talks about “8 of the Best Social Media Extensions for Joomla,” including the AddThis Button, which is a single method of adding major social media bookmarking and sharing applications such as Digg, Twitter and Facebook.Single Point of EntryInstant access through a single point of entry is becoming key. FastCompaany.com now allows users to sign into the Web site via the user’s Facebook account. “There are plug-ins that if you comment in one area, it let’s people know you commented everywhere else you have an account,” says Iannone. “That does away with the need for a ‘site account.’ You have to integrate in all these other places beyond what you are doing on your own site. You’re going to get more fans on Facebook and you’ll have a direct connection that’s way more valuable than e-mail.”  ABA Journal, the association magazine for the American Bar Association, recently launched a program called Legal Rebels that features a standalone Web site with multi-media profiles of 50 legal profession innovators, as well as its own dedicated Facebook page for the program [see the full story on page 24]. However, the dedicated site also has links to major social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr embedded right into its CMS (Expression Engine). “It just involved signing up for each of the services (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) and adding a link on our site,” says editor and publisher Edward Adams.To keep up, some of the enterprise social media platforms such as KickApps and Ning are starting to introduce sign-on modules that can be used with sites powered by open source CMS such as Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. Social media remains a priority for most publishers but in the wake of failures of proprietary, standalone social media networks such as Variety’s “The Biz,” publishers are realizing that rather than creating community at their own sites, they need to be catching readers where they already are: Facebook and Twitter. Playboy started out building its own networking products on platforms like Ning, but now finds Facebook more cost efficient. “We’re putting more resources there and getting more response,” says director of online communities and social platforms Paul Thomas. The same is true for b-to-b publishers such as Bobit Business Media, which publishes Police. “Our editors didn’t think having a Facebook page would be worth it, but we did a search and found 600,000 users with ‘law enforcement’ in their profile,” says director of marketing and e-media Christine Oldenbrook. “We set up a fan page and had 100 fans overnight. Our editors will use it to push content while we market subscriptions through it.” Choosing Appslast_img read more

Bumblebee now on Digital HD Every way to watch the Transformers movie

first_img 0 20 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Tags Post a comment Share your voice Hailee Steinfeld stars alongside Bumblebee in the latest Transformers movie. Jaimie Trueblood Bumblebee, the latest Transformers movie, got high praise during its box office run. Its Metacritic score of 66 with generally favorable reviews placed it way higher than 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight, which had a score of 27 for generally negative reviews.CNET’s review called it “the Transformers movie we’ve been waiting for,” and now it’s playing at home on Digital HD.Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.The film — starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. — is now on digital stores including iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon, Fandango Now, Microsoft Movies & TV and the PlayStation Store. Take note that Bumblebee is not available through the Disney-owned Movies Anywhere service as of this writing, so be sure the digital store you choose is available on all of the devices you want to watch it on. If you would like a physical copy of Bumblebee, you’ll have to wait until April 2 to grab it on 4K Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray and DVD.See Bumblebee at Best Buy 1:34 Bumblebee transforms from action-packed to adorable ’90s sci-fi movies that still hold up TV and Movieslast_img read more

Heavy rains continue to lash Nashik district two killed

first_imgNashik:Two persons, including a teenage girl, were killed in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra’s Nashik district which was lashed by heavy showers for the fourth consecutive day Friday, disrupting normal life, said officials. An 18-year-old girl, Rupali Bhoi, a resident of Pimpalas village, was killed when she was struck by lightning Thursday evening, they said. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us In the second incident, a 52-year-old man, Puvappa Kalal, was electrocuted near a paan shop in the Mumbai Naka area of the city at around 5 pm Thursday, the officials said. Meanwhile, the North Maharashtra district, facing acute water scarcity, has been receiving copious rains for the last four days, improving water level in reservoirs. Fifteen of the 24 reservoirs in the district had almost dried up before the monsoon. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Heavy rains caused water-logging in several parts of Nashik city, including Saraf Bazar, near Mayor’s official residence, Gangapur Road and Old Agra Road, disrupting normal life. As per Met department sources, the district has recorded 374.5 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours ended 8 am Friday. Among tehsils, Igatpuri recorded the maximum 118 mm rainfall, followed by Trimbakeshwar (64 mm), Nashik (59 mm), Peint (51 mm) and Baglan (34 mm), they said.last_img read more

ACC director Enamul Basir held on bribery charges

first_imgKhandaker Enamul BasirSuspended Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director Khandaker Enamul Basir has been arrested in Dhaka over taking Tk 4 million as bribe from suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman.A team of ACC arrested Basir in the city’s Mirpur area on Monday night, confirmed ACC deputy director Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.The anti-graft body had suspended Basir on June 10, a day after a private TV channel reported that he had taken Tk 2.5 million as bribe from Mizan to give him a clean chit in a corruption case. He also asked the DIG to pay him another Tk 1.5 million within the next week.The police officer reportedly recorded the telephone conversation aired by the TV channel.A three-member committee, headed by ACC secretary Muhammad Dilawar Bakht, was formed shortly after the TV report was run.ACC then suspended Basir after reviewing the committee’s report which found him guilty of breaching job discipline by illegally leaking information.last_img read more