5280 Gets Fairey to Design DNC Obama Cover

first_imgSEE ALSO: Brogan’s Blog Post for FOLIO:Denver, Colorado is gearing up for the Democratic Convention later this month, and 5280, the city’s well-regarded regional magazine, scored a bit of coup by landing Shepard Fairey, the renowned street artist, to design its August cover.“I honestly think it’s the best issue we’ve ever done,” Daniel Brogan, 5280’s editor and publisher, wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:.Fairey, who gained notoriety in the late 1990s for his viral “Obey” designs, featuring an iconic image of Andre the Giant, received similar critical acclaim for a Barack Obama poster he designed earlier this year. “Anytime you put a politician on the cover of a magazine, you’re bound to make people mad. And in a swing state like Colorado, a political cover means you’re probably going to offend a whole bunch of people,” Brogan wrote in his editor’s note. “So when we sat down to choose an image that would kick off this month’s issue of 5280, we spent weeks looking for a way to avoid anything that might be construed as partisan.”But when they settled on an Obama cover, Brogan fired off a blind e-mail to Fairey. “His people got back to me within a few hours,” Brogan wrote. “He was very open to our ideas and didn’t complain a bit about the usual concessions you have to make for things like logos, headlines, and UPC codes.”While Brogan declined to reveal what he paid Fairey for the cover design, he hinted 5280’s wide distribution in Denver led the artist to give the magazine a discounted rate. The magazine has a circulation of 92,000.“Let’s just say that Shepard was very accommodating,” Brogan wrote. “He really understood both the importance of the occasion, and the fact that it’ll be seen by a lot of key people.” In addition to its newsstand presence, 5280 is placed nearly all of the area’s top hotels, so the delegates, media and VIPs attending the convention will see Fairey’s image, Brogan wrote.“People seem pretty surprised that Shepard would do a cover for a local magazine, so it’s been a real coup for us.”Annual revenue for 5280 is approximately $8 million, up from $5 million in 2004.last_img read more

BTS earns highest Billboard Hot 100 debut for Kpop group

first_img A fresh crop of new music to tickle your ears K-pop superstar BTS breaks another music record.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET K-pop superstars BTS — arguably the most popular boy band in the world right now — is breaking records yet again with its song Boy With Luv. Boy With Luv, featuring American pop star Halsey, is the first single from the Korean boy band’s new album Map of the Soul: Persona. Debuting at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart makes this the highest-charting song by a Korean pop group ever, according to reports on Monday.It seems as though Boy With Luv is the kind of chart-topping tune that is breaking more than one kind of record.  Tags BTS breaks YouTube records with music video for Boy With Luv BTS blows away SNL, and you can watch their performance online Fortnite, ASMR and BTS ruled Instagram in 2018 1 More BTS Comment When BTS performed its new single Boy With Luv on Saturday Night Live on April 13, the official video of the performance didn’t just get record numbers on YouTube, it also marked the first time a South Korean musical act had ever performed on the NBC show.And last year, BTS also managed to dominate Instagram by having the biggest fandom community. Share your voice The music video for Boy With Luv also smashed YouTube’s record for the most views in the first 24 hours of release. The video attracted 74.6 million views in 24 hours, demolishing previous viewership records by music acts Ariana Grande and Blackpink.Boy With Luv also broke the record for fastest music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube, achieving the mark in less than two days. YouTube 25 Photos Music TV and Movieslast_img read more

Bangladeshi US scientist not deported but freed

first_imgSyed A Jamal, a Bangladeshi-origin US chemist embraces his children. A screen-gran taken from a video on kansascity.Syed A Jamal, a Bangladeshi-origin US chemist studying and working in Kansas for 30 years, has been freed from jail, according to kansascity.com.The 55-year-old chemist was arrested by ICE in his front yard on 24 January for overstaying his visa and he was about to be deported to Bangladesh, reports say.Jamal walked out of Platte County jail Tuesday, so suddenly and quickly that no family was there, wrote kansascity.com. He was reportedly greeted instead by waiting reporters. His family joined him later.Jamal’s release came hours after it was ordered by a US District Court judge in Kansas City, pending the outcome of his deportation case with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the report.”It’s a tough situation,” he acknowledged, though he appeared relaxed and confident.The judge took into account more than 110 days Jamal has served in jail since 2012.Referring to Jamal’s three US-born children, she said, “I made a promise to those kids to bring their dad home.”His latest permit extended to October 2018, but that allowance was rescinded by ICE when agents arrested Jamal outside his home on the way to taking his daughter to school, said the report.Jamal’s story went viral after friends and family launched an online petition for a stay of his deportation, the report recalled.The Change.org site had reportedly garnered 108,000 as of Monday. Since 2 February, a GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $75,000 for the family, for whom Jamal is the sole breadwinner.last_img read more

British parliament votes to ask EU for Brexit delay

first_imgBritain`s prime minister Theresa May waves as she leaves 10 Downing Street in London on 14 March ahead of a further Brexit vote. Photo: AFPBritain’s parliament on Thursday voted to ask the European Union to delay Brexit until at least June and head off a chaotic end to their 46-year partnership in two weeks.But lawmakers also rejected a call to use that time to hold a second Brexit referendum — a blow to the hopes of a large swath of Britons who still dream of keeping their European identities.The UK is barrelling towards the 29 March Brexit deadline with no approved EU withdrawal agreement and a prime minister who appears to have lost control over her bickering cabinet.Anxious businesses are pleading for action and US president Donald Trump waded in to pronounce himself “surprised to see how badly it has all gone”.A sense of chaos filled the House of Commons this week as lawmakers held a series of votes on ideas about what they could do next.MPs have twice rejected the deal struck by prime minister Theresa May’s with the other 27 EU nations — in January and on Tuesday.They voted on Wednesday not to leave without an agreement but still lacked a clear roadmap on the way forward three years after Brexit was launched in a bitterly divisive referendum.The plan they all finally agreed on — after turning down four other proposals — was submitted by May herself: to ask EU leaders to simply push Brexit back.The motion also supported holding a third vote early next week on May’s twice-rejected deal.A revised tally showed it passing by a 413-202 margin despite the majority of her own party — and seven of her 28 cabinet members — voting against.May had already lost her voice earlier in the week and did not stand up to speak before the chamber after all the voting had wound down for the day.”Parliament’s rejection of no deal and desire for an extension shows there is still some common sense in Westminster,” the influential CBI business lobby tweeted after the vote.”But without a radically new approach, business fears this is simply a stay of execution.”Another voteA bumpy “no deal” exit on 29 March will still happen if May’s strategy is voted down for a third time and the EU 27 fail to approve an extension.EU leaders have said they would consider any request from London.But they also want to know how long the extension would be — and what it would be used for — before they meet in Brussels in a week’s time.May’s plan is to hold a third vote on her agreement with Brussels by Wednesday.Approval would then see her ask for the delay until 30 June so that the treaty can be ratified.But she warns that her deal’s rejection next week could see Brexit postponed for much longer.A bigger delay would also see Britain take part in European Parliament elections in May — bizarrely re-immersing the country in EU politics after Brexit was originally meant to have gone into effect.Rethinking BrexitEU Council chief Donald Tusk said Thursday that the bloc could approve a long postponement “if the UK finds it necessary to rethink its Brexit strategy and build consensus around it”.He reflected Brussels’ long-standing position that a closer relationship is possible if May abandons her opposition to staying in the EU customs union.May’s deal has been blocked chiefly by disagreement over the so-called Irish “backstop” — a measure to keep trade flowing and avoid friction at the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney mentioned the possibility on Thursday of Brexit being pushed back until the end of 2020.”It would give a long reflection period for the British political system to look at how they want to approach Brexit again,” he said.No second referendum?Parliament’s rejection of a second Brexit referendum reflected a broader debate in UK society about how democratic such a vote would be.Only 85 MPs voted in favour and 334 voted against.People’s Vote and other pro-EU campaign groups have been organising periodic marches across London in support of a second vote that could potentially undo the first one’s results.One rally in October drew around half a million people and was joined by London mayor Sadiq Khan.But the group knew it lacked sufficient support in parliament Thursday and withdrew its formal support of the motion before it came up for a vote.Labour backs the idea in principle but asked its MPs to abstain.last_img

Fire breaks out at Sealdah Big Bazaar

first_imgKolkata: A fire broke out at the Big Bazar in Sealdah on Thursday morning triggering tension among the staff members and customers. No casualty or injury has been reported in the incident so far.Some of the employees spotted smoke billowing out of the first floor of the four-storeyed shopping complex at around 10.20 am. The security personnel of the shopping mall swung into action and tried to douse the flames with the fire fighting system available at the building. A thick black smoke soon covered the entire floor. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe shopping mall was opened at around 10 am and some customers had also started pouring in when the incident took place. The security men tried to bring the situation under control but they failed to control the spread of the smoke to the other floors. There were, however, less number of customers in the morning hours, who were eventually safely removed from the area. The electricity connection was immediately put off following the incident. After being informed, 4 fire tenders were pressed into action. The firemen faced difficulties to reach the source of the fire as the entire first floor was filled with smoke. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThey broke the glasses on the first floor to release the smoke. Senior police officers also reached the spot and cordoned off the entire area. The other floors of the building were soon evacuated to avert any untoward incident. According to preliminary investigation, the fire officials suspect that an electrical short circuit in the AC machine might have caused the fire. An eyewitness said there were electrical sparks from an AC machine situated at the Women and Child section of the shopping mall.last_img read more

7 Ways to Create a Killer Marketing Video Infographic

first_img 1 min read Video content is in more demand than ever right now, with 43 percent of consumers wanting to see more videos from marketers. Statistics have also shown that focusing on video content has huge benefits for companies, with 52 percent of marketers claiming that video has the best ROI as compared to all other types of content.Related: 5 Low-Cost Ways to Get Started With Video Marketing There are simple ways your business can gain an advantage through video content, even if that just means having a video on your landing page. This type of content is extremely engaging and grabs attention more efficiently than just text or photographs alone.To see how video marketing can work for you and your business, check out the infographic below from MicroCreatives and start telling your brand story today. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global December 10, 2017center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more