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Lower your membership amount? Think twice.

Lower your membership amount? Think twice.

first_imgWith direct mail and other fundraising channels hitting the skids, nonprofits are looking to boost online revenue in any way they can – trying out new tactics to get that all-important first donation from non-members.This one might have crossed your mind: “What if we lower the minimum cost of membership?” M+R and two economists from the University of Maryland partnered with a major nonprofit to run a test. In an email appeal to first-time and deeply lapsed donors, we reduced the minimum membership amount from $35 to $25.What did we find out? Framing is everything.Simply reducing the membership amount to $25 produced no increase in response rates.But reducing the membership to $25 and telling donors it was a special discount raised just a hair more overall, and from many more donors. This tactic reduced average gifts, but increased response rates, securing first-time gifts from more people.Discounts are a fundraising tool employed by many nonprofits (including M+R clients). More and more, they are being used in combination with membership offers.Want to try this at home? If you’re going to lower your membership, be sure to tell your supporters they’re getting a bargain!We found something else interesting when we broke the results down by past behavior. The discount language increased returns among supporters who had EITHER donated in the past OR taken action, but not among those who had done both (i.e., donor-activists).Therefore, to maximize revenue, consider suppressing donor-activists from the discount offer and giving them the regular membership ask instead.And if you’re still not fundraising from your activist file, chew on this – past activists were 3.6 times more likely to become members than those who had never taken action. (That doesn’t show causation, but it confirms that activist lists are fertile ground for appeals.)Here are a few top-line takeaways:If you’re offering a discount, say it’s a discount.When it comes to past donor-activists, run a test before you decide to offer them a discount membership.Fundraise from your activist-only list.Experiment! Just because you’ve asked for $20 from new donors for the past decade doesn’t mean it’s still the best amount to ask for today.To download the full study, Charitable Memberships, Volunteering, and Discounts: Evidence from a Large-Scale Online Field Experiment, by Andreas Lange and Andrew Stocking, visit http://www.nber.org/papers/w14941.ABOUT M+R STRATEGIC SERVICES M+R is dedicated to helping our clients advance their missions in order to bring about positive change. We do this by helping organizations and campaigns we believe in develop smart and effective strategies, hone their messages, mobilize their members, build grassroots support, raise money, and communicate effectively with the media, the public and decision-makers, both online and offline.Source: www.mrss.comlast_img read more

2012: A Breakthrough for Renewable Energy?

2012: A Breakthrough for Renewable Energy?

first_imgThis piece originally appeared on The Huffington Post.In his annual State of the Union address, President Obama declared: “I will not walk away from clean energy.”His words were a sharp rebuttal to critics harping on the Solyndra bankruptcy and others making dire predictions about the downfall of the renewable energy industry.So, who is right? Will 2012 be a breakthrough year for renewable, or will it collapse?Despite conventional wisdom, there is a growing body of evidence showing that renewables are no longer decades away from being a viable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. Instead, onshore wind and solar photovoltaics are close to a tipping point to compete head-to-head with coal and natural gas in many countries.In fact, it’s likely that 2012 could be the year when investment in renewable energy (not counting hydropower) will surpass fossil fuels, signaling a profound shift toward a global clean energy economy.Investors are leading the charge toward a clean energy future, betting heavily on renewable energy. Global investment in clean energy generation capacity reached a record high of $260 billion in 2011, Bloomberg New Energy Finance announced last month. That was up 5 percent above 2010 levels and almost five times the 2004 total. The United States, surprisingly, led the world in renewable energy investment at nearly $56 billion, and China was second with more than $47 billion.Wind farms in China and solar panels on rooftops in Europe are the biggest signs of growth. But the renewables boom is a global phenomenon. In South and Central America, investments rose 39 percent to $13 billion. In India, they rose by 25 percent to almost $4 billion; and in the Middle East and Africa, by 104 percent to $5 billion.So what is getting investors– from asset financiers to venture capitalists— so excited?The answer is simple: wind and solar energy is becoming increasingly cost competitive with coal and natural gas. In the past few years, the costs of PV modules and wind turbines have tumbled, driven mainly by technology innovations and a maturing supply chain. The results are evident in falling clean energy prices around the world.Take just a few examples:In the United States, the authoritative National Renewable Energy Laboratory forecasts that solar PV residential electricity prices could be cost competitive by 2015 across two-thirds of the country.In Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Japan, solar PV is on course to match retail electricity fossil fuel prices next year, without the benefit of subsidies, according to Pike Research.In Brazil, wind power plants undercut natural gas competitors in bidding for government power contract tenders last summer.And in China, wind power prices are expected to be competitive with coal within two years.But before rushing to invest your entire pension in clean energy, there are some important caveats. Renewable power is not yet a mainstream global industry. It made up only a little over 3 percent of total world electricity generation, as of 2009.While its future seems bright, the outcome may hang on how two key issues play out:First is the unpredictable effect of the shale gas boom. In countries, like the United States, where low electricity prices already make it tough for renewables to become cost competitive, abundant and cheap shale gas may drive energy prices down even further and divert investment from wind and solar power. Low-priced natural gas is good for consumers, but it could slow the growth of renewable. This could have additional negative environmental consequences, including on greenhouse gas emissions.The second key issue is whether governments will keep up their investor-friendly commitments to clean energy policy and incentives. The BNEF report, Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011, showed significant progress on that front. By early 2011, some 119 countries had policies or targets in place to support renewables, more than half of them in the developing world.But given the turbulent global economy, it is likely that fiscal and political constraints will continue to bite across much of the globe in 2012. Governments may see support for wind and solar as tempting for budget cuts.In the United States, for example, wind power developers are nervous about the potential expiration of the Production Tax Credit in December 2012. If Congress fails to renew or replace it, the industry’s robust growth will likely falter. President Obama acknowledged as much during State of the Union, when he called on Congress to extend support for wind power and solar power. So the outlook for the year is still sunny, but not cloudless for renewables.Given the significant strides the industry has made, it would be unfortunate if governments and investors turned their backs now. If they forge ahead, 2012 could indeed see global investment surpass that for fossil fuels, crossing an important threshold toward a clean energy future.last_img read more

10 months agoBournemouth pair Hyndman and Worthington conclude loans

10 months agoBournemouth pair Hyndman and Worthington conclude loans

first_imgBournemouth pair Hyndman and Worthington conclude loansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth pair Emerson Hyndman and Matt Worthington have completed their respective loan deals.American midfielder Hyndman made a total of 17 appearances for Scottish Premiership side Hibernian, scoring a single goal.Fellow midfielder Worthington featured 14 times for League Two side Forest Green Rovers, scoring in an away win against Cambridge in October.Both players have now returned to the club and are now available for selection ahead of the Cherries’ upcoming fixtures. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

East-West Contract Freight Rates Take a Nosedive

East-West Contract Freight Rates Take a Nosedive

first_imgzoom Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West trade routes have seen a sharp reduction since the beginning of the year, according to Drewry’s Benchmarking Club.The Drewry Benchmarking Club contract rate index, based on Trans Pacific and Asia-Europe contract freight rate data provided confidentially by shippers, declined by 7% between May and August this year, the steepest fall since the Benchmarking Club, a closed user group of multinational retailers and manufacturers who monitor their contract freight rates, was established in March 2014.The fall in contract rates has been driven by a combination of lower fuel costs, excess vessel capacity and intensive competition between shipping lines, Drewry says.Bunker costs have fallen notably since the fourth quarter of 2014 and this has contributed to a reduction in contract rates negotiated since the first quarter of this year, which has accelerated in recent months. This trend has also been reflected in the spot market.Prior to this there was some strengthening in Asia-Europe contract rates agreed at the end of 2014 when market conditions were stronger. However, as the spot market has weakened and bunker surcharges fallen, contract rate levels have since deteriorated.Some of the fall in contract rates was the result of carriers granting shippers temporary reductions in contract rates to secure cargo. As a result, the Drewry Benchmarking Club contract rate index declined 5% in the 12 months to August 2015.“We expect contract rates to fall further through the remainder of this year, given falling fuel costs and continued overcapacity in the market,” said Philip Damas, Director of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.“Given the volatility of rates in both the spot and the contract market, shippers are increasingly using Drewry to help them forecast and budget their 2016 freight costs.”last_img read more

Five stories in the news today May 8

Five stories in the news today May 8

first_imgFive stories in the news for Monday, May 8———REINFORCEMENTS DEPLOYED IN QUEBEC FLOOD FIGHTAdditional Canadian military personnel have been deployed in Quebec’s vast flood zone to help exhausted residents battle the unrelenting deluge. Quebec has been devastated, with nearly 1,900 flooded homes in roughly 130 municipalities, from the Ontario border in the west, to the Gaspe peninsula — and there’s still no relief in sight.———TORIES PLAN CONFIDENCE VOTE AGAINST SAJJANHarjit Sajjan returns to the hot seat today as the Conservatives renew their attacks against the defence minister’s credibility. Tory defence critic James Bezan says he’ll table a non-binding motion expressing a loss of confidence in Sajjan. The motion has little chance of passing, but it could still make for another long day for Sajjan who’s faced heavy fire for exaggerating his role in Operation Medusa, a key battle involving Canadians in Afghanistan in 2006.———NEW GUIDELINES AIM TO REDUCE OPIOID USENew guidelines for prescribing opioids encourage doctors to avoid giving the powerful narcotics as a first-line treatment to patients with chronic, non-cancer pain. The guidelines, released Monday, suggest physicians first try other medications or non-pharmaceutical therapies to prevent a host of potential harms associated with opioid use. Those harms include physical dependence or addiction, as well as the increasingly common risk of fatal overdoses.———CARING FOR AGING PARENTS COSTS $33 BILLION A YEARA new CIBC study says caring for aging parents is costing Canadians $33 billion a year in direct out-of-pocket expenses and time off work. It also says that number will only increase over the next decade, as the share of Canadians aged 65 and older grows from its current level of 17 per cent to roughly 22 per cent. The report suggests nearly two million Canadians with parents over age 65 incur care-related out-of pocket costs of $3,300 per year.———‘COME FROM AWAY’ WINS 5 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDSThe Canadian theatrical production “Come From Away” has won five Outer Critics Circle Awards, including outstanding new Broadway musical. “Come From Away” is set in Gander, N.L., in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The remote East Coast town saw its population double as it sheltered 6,579 passengers and crew from 38 planes diverted when U.S. air space was closed on Sept. 11, 2001. “Come From Away” tied with the Broadway revival “Hello, Dolly!” starring Bette Midler for the most overall wins.———last_img read more

Afghanistan tops agenda of UN chiefs visit to Portugal

Afghanistan tops agenda of UN chiefs visit to Portugal

Mr. Ban will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with world leaders gathered in Lisbon, according to his spokesperson. Among them will be Afghan President Hamid Karzai, with whom the Secretary-General will discuss the situation in the country and the UN’s efforts there, as well as other key issues.In his latest report on Afghanistan, which was issued in September, Mr. Ban warned that much of the progress achieved in recent months is fragile and continues to be overshadowed by the deterioration in the security situation. He added that maintaining focus and momentum on the transition to Afghan leadership, amid rising security challenges and competing domestic, regional and international political pressures, will require sustained Government attention and the support of international partners. 18 November 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Lisbon, Portugal, this weekend to attend a high-level meeting on Afghanistan held under the auspices of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). read more

Sears Canadas registered retirement plan appoints new administrator

Sears Canadas registered retirement plan appoints new administrator

VANCOUVER — Morneau Shepell is taking over administration of Sears Canada Inc.’s registered retirement plan.The Financial Services Commission of Ontario says in a statement that the Ontario Superintendent of Financial Services appointed the human resources consulting and technology company after a competitive tendering process.The commission says the superintendent determined it’s inevitable that the plan will need to be wound up, but said the date and details are to be determined.Morneau Shepell, which takes over the plan’s administration effective immediately, will contact members in the coming months.Sears Canada says in a statement that it welcomes the appointment and the company is working closely with Morneau Shepell on a smooth transition.The retailer, which has been operating under court protection from creditors since June, received court approval last week to begin its liquidation sales starting Thursday. read more

Heated exchange in Parliament on antidumping bill

Heated exchange in Parliament on antidumping bill

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama told Parliament that Sri Lanka hopes to sign the FTA with Singapore next month. The Minster said that Sri Lanka needs anti-dumping laws in place to ensure the best practices are followed when the FTAs are implemented.However the opposition said that a vote must be taken on the bill in January as there was no agreement among party leaders to submit the anti-dumping bill today. He also said that Sri Lanka will sign FTAs with China and India as well as several other countries. A heated exchange erupted in Parliament today between the Government and the opposition over the anti-dumping bill.The Government called for the bill to be passed urgently ahead of the signing of key Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with several countries, including Singapore, China and India. Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella however said that the party leaders had agreed to present the anti-dumping bill to Parliament today.Following a heated exchange it was then decided that the bill will be presented today but debated and a vote taken in January. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Ticats fans prepare for Grey Cup

Ticats fans prepare for Grey Cup

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 The Ticats kick off tomorrow against the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the Grey Cup, and fever for the black and gold has taken over the city.Many bars are preparing for what is expected to be their busiest day of the year.This is the first time the Ticats have played for the Grey Cup in 14 years.

Hamilton Police investigating car fire

Hamilton Police investigating car fire

Hamilton Police investigating an alleged arson overnight.Police and fire were called to Gibson Avenue shortly after 1:30 Sunday morning.When they arrived, a car was in flames, and a second car subsequently caught fire.Police say witnesses told them they saw three men running away from the scene at the time the fire was set.Investigations say there is no indication the family was targeted.There were no injuries.Hamilton Police have taken over the investigation.

CV registrations up 12 per cent – strong start to 2003

CV registrations up 12 per cent – strong start to 2003

Year opens 12.0 per cent up on January 2002 Highest ever January since the three record years from 1988 to 1990 Continues the robust 7.4 per cent growth set at December 2002 CV registrations confound economic uncertainty Light CV registrations up 12.1 per cent on the same month last year Truck registrations up 10.5 per cent, mostly over 15 tonners and above Fare stage buses up 67.2 per cent, year on year DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Kallman back to the Swedish squad for the OGQualifications

Kallman back to the Swedish squad for the OGQualifications

← Previous Story Tatran Presov wins Slovak Cup! Next Story → David Graubner goes to TV Grosswallstadt Good news for the Swedish national team ahead of the April’s qualifications for the Olympic Games. The host of the Olympic-qualification tournament will have Jonas Kallman back in the squad after his cardiac surgey due to which he missed the European Championship in Serbia. This gives the hosts a bit more weigh in the battle against the strong teams of Macedonia, Hungary and Brazil.

Childcare worker settles damages claim after falling on plastic toy

Childcare worker settles damages claim after falling on plastic toy

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio Friday 20 Jan 2017, 2:40 PM Short URL 19,759 Views By Aoife Barry Childcare worker settles damages claim after falling on plastic toy The woman said she has suffered back pain since the incident. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share8 Tweet Email4 Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio A 26-YEAR-OLD childcare worker, who claimed she suffers back pain since she tripped and fell on a plastic toy in a creche, has settled a €60,000 damages claim in the Circuit Civil Court, for an undisclosed sum.Natasha Carberry told the court that in January 2015, she was called by a superior to assist in changing nappies in the babies room at Precious Minds creche, Griffin Drive, Lucan, Co Dublin.She said she was usually in charge of children aged between one and two years old in a different room and had needed to take two children with her in the babies’ room, while the others were asleep.Carberry, of Beech Grove, Lucan, told her barrister, Frank Crean that her superior left the babies room and she had to look after six awake and three sleeping children.Judge Brian O’Callaghan heard that as she went to assist one of the children, she tripped on a plastic plate and fell on her right side. She had been in shock.Carberry said she felt pain in her lower back and in her right leg. She had later gone to her GP. The court heard she suffered soft-tissue injuries to her back.Ongoing painMr Crean said his client has ongoing pain in her back and is considering a change of career as a result. Carberry sued Precious Minds Ltd for negligence.She claimed the creche had failed to have regard to her safety and that the child/adult ratio had been too high that day.Sean Walsh, a forensic engineer who gave evidence on behalf of Carberry, said it was essential that staff should not be placed in unduly stressful working conditions.The creche had denied liability and had claimed Ms Carberry had been the author of her own misfortune. It also alleged that it was her duty to keep the floor clear.Following a brief adjournment, Crean told Judge O’Callaghan that talks had taken place between the parties and an accommodation had been found, without admission of liability.The judge complimented the parties and struck out Carberry’s claim, awarding her legal costs.Read: Woman loses €60k damages claim over broken finger and lost nail> 34 Comments Jan 20th 2017, 2:40 PM http://jrnl.ie/3196607 last_img read more

Man to appear in court charged in connection with murder of Samantha

Man to appear in court charged in connection with murder of Samantha

first_img Source: Rollingnews.ieA MAN IN his late 20s is to appear in Waterford District Court tomorrow morning charged in connection with the investigation into the murder of 31-year-old Samantha Walsh.Gardaí discovered 31-year-old Samantha’s body after they were called to an apartment at Thomas Court, Thomas Street, in Waterford city at about 3pm on Friday afternoon.The man was arrested yesterday evening and then detained at Waterford Garda Station.Comments are closed for legal reasonsRead: ‘It’s so hard to take in’: Woman (20s) dies in fire at home of club rugby playersRead: FactFind: How much water do we actually use? Monday 1 May 2017, 10:13 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 17,662 Views May 1st 2017, 10:13 PM No Comments http://jrnl.ie/3368270 Short URL By Cianan Brennan Man to appear in court charged in connection with murder of Samantha Walsh The 31-year-old woman’s body was discovered on Friday afternoon in an apartment in Waterford city. Share Tweet Email1 last_img read more

Fabregas impresses in Monaco debut

Fabregas impresses in Monaco debut

first_imgAS Monaco new signing Cesc Fabregas impressed for the struggling Ligue 1 outfit as the played a 1-1 draw against Marseille on Sunday night, according to France24.Fabregas, who joined Thierry Henry’s side from Chelsea on Friday, was a composed figure in the midfield as the Principality club recovered from a slow start to earn a point courtesy of Youri Tielemans’ equalizer in the 51st minute.The former Arsenal captain almost provided the assist for a late winner for Tielemans in stoppage time with a clipped pass but the Belgian hesitated on the ball and ended up shooting a presentable opportunity wide.Fabregas’ arrival at Monaco on Friday was the third addition by the former Ligue 1 champions in January after veteran defender Naldo and France under-21 left-back Fode Ballo-Toure, who both featured against Marseille.Marseille needing to replace Florian Thauvin Taimoor Khan – September 12, 2019 Florian Thauvin is out of action due to an ankle injury which means that Olympique de Marseille have to quickly seek a solution. It’s…The draw was a good result for a team without a recognized striker in the starting lineup and not enough available players to change the game from the substitute bench.Monaco remain in the relegation zone despite picking up a point and are four points behind 17th position after winning just two games since Henry’s arrival in October.However, their quest for survival was handed a boost after  Paris Saint-Germain battered Amiens, who occupy 17th position, 3-0 on Saturday and Caen in 16th losing 3-1 at home to Lille.last_img read more

Morgan says nobody should blame Puel

Morgan says nobody should blame Puel

first_imgLeicester City lost 2-1 against Football League two minnows Newport County in the FA Cup Third Round, but for the player, manager Claude Puel is not at fault.After Leicester City was kicked out of the FA Cup on the Third Round, many blamed coach Claude Puel.But a footballer has come out on is defense: Wes Morgan.“I do think any criticism (of Puel) would be unfair,” Morgan told The Independent.“Obviously people will look at the result and judge by that. But if you look at the chances and opportunities we had, we could have won that game quite easily.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“We’ve got a good squad and the gaffer’s got the problem of finding the right balance. He’s got to give players rest and other players opportunities,” he explained.“It’s the same for every manager and every team – and I thought we were definitely strong enough.”“It was a difficult day and the magic of the FA Cup happened, definitely,” Morgan commented.“It’s a big day for Newport and good luck to them.”last_img read more

Girdwood Fire Department Rescues Man Who Fell From Hand Tram

Girdwood Fire Department Rescues Man Who Fell From Hand Tram

first_imgThe Girdwood Fire Department responded to a report of someone falling from the tram about 10:11 a.m., according to a Facebook post from the department. An update posted at 11:15 a.m. said the Rescue Coordination Center would be taking the male patient to get medical care.This took place less than eight weeks after Jeffrey Hummel of Anchorage died after falling from the same tram on June 8. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Girdwood Fire Department rescued an individual on Saturday morning after they fell from Girdwood’s Winner Creek Trail hand tram. According to the department the person sustained critical injuries. Additional details will be posted as they are made available.last_img

Bonnier Corp Hires Events Expert People on the Move

Bonnier Corp Hires Events Expert People on the Move

first_imgStamats Communications Inc. appointed Peter S. Stamats to the role of CEO, succeeding Guy Wendler, who is retiring after 35 years with the company and over two decades as chairman and CEO. Stamats, the grandson of company co-founder Herbert Stamats, formerly served as the company’s CFO and COO, and has been with Stamats since 1988.Katie Bo Williams is joining Atlantic Media as a senior correspondent for Defense One, effective July 30. She will be leading the publication’s daily global security news coverage with an emphasis on big-picture analysis of national security, military, foreign policy, politics and intelligence topics. Williams will also work with the events and editorial teams on various projects and will be based in the Washington, D.C. headquarters where she will report to executive editor Kevin Baron.Katie Bo WilliamsWilliams comes from The Hill, where she held the role of a national security reporter since 2015, and extensively covered the ongoing Special Counsel investigation. “For a while now, I’ve been impressed by her reporting, energy, sourcing, and grasp of the top news stories we are all grappling with these days,” says Baron. Elsewhere at Atlantic Media, Todd S. Purdum is joining The Atlantic as a staff writer and California correspondent, covering politics and culture. He will be tasked with growing The Atlantic’s presence in Los Angeles out of the newly-opened Los Angeles office, the second California-based office for the brand.Prior to this, Purdum spent 23 years with the New York Times as a Washington correspondent, then moved to Vanity Fair in 2006 before joining Politico as a senior writer in 2013. The hire of Purdum is part of The Atlantic’s plan to increase its Culture and Politics team as well as spearhead overall expansion for the brand, including the addition of 100 staffers this year.Politico’s current VP of communications, Brad Dayspring, is taking on the new responsibility of leading a newly consolidated marketing and communications team across the company.Michael Bingham was named editor-in-chief of New Haven Biz. Bingham has been with the publication for over two decades.Former executive editor of Foreign Policy, Sharon Weinberger, is taking on the role of Washington, D.C. bureau chief at Yahoo News, starting July 23. Weinberger will work with editor-in-chief Daniel Klaidman to establish a vision for Yahoo News in Washington, including the Russia investigation, coverage of the upcoming midterm elections, and the White House.Hamed Aleaziz is joining BuzzFeed News to cover immigration. Most recently, Aleaziz was a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle.Business Insider’s former senior correspondent, Steve Kovach, is taking on the role as technology editor at CNBC.com.NBC News has tapped Dan DeLuce as an investigative reporter covering national security and global affairs. He most recently held the title of chief national security correspondent for Foreign Policy. Jonathan MooreBonnier Corp. has named Jonathan Moore as senior vice president, events, effective July 2. Moore joins the company from Family Media, where he served as president since 2016. Prior to that, Moore spent two years as managing director of Institutional Investor’s annual Mining Indaba conference and spent several years running Summit Professional Networks’ conference business. At Bonnier, Moore will be tasked with further expanding the company’s more than 100 annual events as part of the enthusiast publisher’s broader diversification strategy, according to CEO Eric Zinczenko.“The portfolio of events is well diversified and supported by highly passionate audiences,” said Moore in a statement. “The opportunity to identify new offerings around the existing portfolio as well as launching new products is tremendous.”Peter StamatsHere are the rest of this week’s people on the move…last_img read more

Students at these 12 universities can now pay for meals access buildings

Students at these 12 universities can now pay for meals access buildings

first_img Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Tags Apple • $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Boost Mobile See It Best Buy See It $999 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See All See It Apple iPhone XS 1 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? $999 reading • Apple teams up with 12 more colleges to bring student IDs to iPhone, Apple Watch Student IDs at some universities, including Georgetown, can now be stored in the Wallet on iPhones and Apple Watches. Apple Students at another 12 universities will soon be able to add their student IDs to their Apple Wallet. The additions will let more than 100,000 students use their Apple Watches and iPhones to pay for meals and transportation and access buildings on campus, Apple said Tuesday.”We know students love this feature,”Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services, said in a release. “Our university partners tell us that since launch, students across the country have purchased 1.25 million meals and opened more than 4 million doors across campuses by just tapping their iPhone and Apple Watch.” The latest universities working with Apple to offer contactless student IDs are: Arkansas State University, Chowan University, Clemson, Georgetown, Louisburg College, Norfolk State and South Dakota State, as well as the University of Kentucky and of North Alabama, San Francisco, Tennessee and Vermont.Contactless student IDs are already available for Apple Wallet users at Duke University, Johns Hopkins, Marshall, Mercer and Temple, as well as the University of Oklahoma and of Alabama. Apple said it is also adding support for campus credentialing outfits CBORD, Allegion and HID, and that school credentials on the iPhone and Apple Watch are protected by two-factor authentication.  $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Share your voice Phones Wearable Tech Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See it Comment Sprintlast_img read more

Temper Box Office Collection NTR Starrer Cross 1 Million Mark in US

Temper Box Office Collection NTR Starrer Cross 1 Million Mark in US

first_imgJunior NTR and Kajal Aggarwal in “Temper”https://www.facebook.com/TemperMovieTelugu film “Temper”, which stars Junior NTR and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead, has crossed the ultimate $1 million mark in US. With this, the movie has become the first Indian film to achieve this feat in US in the year 2015.As per box office reports till Saturday, the movie has minted over a total of $1005 K in the country and the division of the collection is as follows:Premieres – $259 kFirst week – $700kSecond weekend Friday – $23KSaturday – $23 kTotal – $1005 KFor Jr. NTR, this is his second flick that has crossed $1 million mark in the US after “Baadshah”. For producer Ganesh Badla, this is his third movie which has crossed this mark after “Gabbar Singh” and “Baadshah”.With the latest numbers, Jr NTR has also joined the club of other Telugu heroes like Mahesh Babu and Pawan Kalyan who have two films with million dollar revenue in US box office. Previously 11 Telugu movies had crossed this mark, which includes “Attarintiki Daredi” , “Aagadu”, “Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu”, 1: Nenokkadine”, “Race Gurram”, “Manam”, “Baadshah”, ” Gabbar Singh”, ” Eega” and “Dookudu””Temper” released in more than 1400 screens across the globe on 13 February. The movie received some overwhelming response and became the highest grosser in the first week of 2015, beating the previous record set by “Gopala Gopala”.”Temper” is directed by Puri Jagganath and Jr NTR plays the role of a ruthless and corrupt cop, who changes after meeting the character played by Kajal Aggarwal. How a change is seen in his attitude towards others and within himself forms the crux of the movie.last_img read more