Newsweek Redesign on the Way

first_imgDays after Newsweek and the Daily Beast officially merged, reports come that a redesigned Newsweek is about to make the rounds among ad buyers. The magazine is offering deep discounts according to Adweek, which quotes one anonymous ad buyer as saying, “I can’t fall off the floor with my rates.” Newsweek and The Daily Beast completed their merger on Feb. 1, creating a company called The Newsweek/Daily Beast Co. that is led by four directors: Newsweek buyer Sidney Harman as executive chairman, Daily Beast owner Barry Diller and two others-one appointed from each side. Tina Brown is editor-in-chief of both properties while former Daily Beast president Stephen Colvin is CEO.Ad pages fell 19.8 percent to 895 in Newsweek in 2010, according to Publishers Information Bureau. Former owner Washington Post Co. said the magazine lost $30 million in 2009 before selling to Harman.last_img read more

The 347HP Audi SQ5 TDI uses electric turbocharging to eliminate lag

first_img 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Comments 2 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 18 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Audi,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Enlarge ImageTurbo lag? Never heard of it. Audi Engineers always want to keep turbo lag to a minimum in forced-induction engines, and Audi has a novel solution that uses electricity to tackle the problem. Like the earlier SQ7 TDI, Audi revealed Thursday that the SQ5 TDI will use an electric compressor to fight lag in the new performance crossover.The SQ5’s 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine has a traditional exhaust-driven turbocharger, but the electric compressor can kick in to provide some boost — up to 20.4 psi of it — at engine speeds below 1,650 rpm. Audi says that means “high torque is available immediately.” Total output from the engine is rated at 347 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.The engine also has a mild-hybrid system, like many of Audi’s newest cars. A 48-volt battery works with a special belt-alternator starter, which can improve stop-start performance. The SQ5 TDI can even coast with the engine off for up to 40 seconds at a time when the 48-volt battery is fully charged.Being an Audi S model, the SQ5 TDI also has other sporty handling upgrades: torque vectoring and an optional sports rear differential for the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, a suspension that rides 1.2 inches lower than a standard SQ5, 20- or 21-inch wheels, adaptive dampers and enlarged brakes with 14.8-inch front discs.Just like the Audi SQ7 TDI, which also uses an electric turbo to help quash lag, the SQ5 TDI is not coming to the US market. The highest-performing model we’ll get here is the gasoline-fired SQ5, which boasts 354 hp from its 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine. Audi 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 71 Photos 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Car Industry 68 Photos Crossovers Hybrids Luxury cars Performance Cars Tags 69 Photos More From Roadshow 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama.center_img Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 52 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  26 Photos 12 Photos Comments 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous The Audi SQ5 TDI combines mild-hybrid tech with an electric compressor Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 10 Photos Share your voice 49 Photos Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 81 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Share your voice 4 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Tags 10 Photos General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

Finance Secretary highlights need to instill confidence in investors to boost economic

first_imgFinance Secretary highlights need to instill confidence in investors to boost economic growth1.7K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Finance Secretary highlights need to instill confidence in investors to boost economic growth1.7K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Finance Secretary, Arvind Mayaram, on Tuesday laid emphasis on the need to boost investors’ confidence to bring the country back on the path of growth and to spur economic expansion to its potential level. India will likely raise the foreign investment limit in government debt soon, as almost all the allocation has already been taken up as overseas buyers pile into the country’s financial markets. The finance ministry will decide on the matter after consultations with the Reserve Bank of India and capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India. Mayaram said he is hopeful that the government would take adequate steps to boost overall growth rate.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Finance Secretary, Arvind Mayaram, on Tuesday laid emphasis on the need to boost investors’ confidence to bring the country back on the path of growth and to spur economic expansion to its potential level. India will likely raise the foreign investment limit in government debt soon, as almost all the allocation has already been taken up as overseas buyers pile into the country’s financial markets. The finance ministry will decide on the matter after consultations with the Reserve Bank of India and capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India. Mayaram said he is hopeful that the government would take adequate steps to boost overall growth rate.last_img read more

Prosecutors Say Cosby Paid 34 Million Civil Settlement To Accuser

first_imgCorey Perrine/APBill Cosby leaves his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, on Monday, April 9, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.Attorneys for Bill Cosby were expected Tuesday to portray a $3.4 million civil settlement with the comedian’s accuser, Andrea Constand, as evidence of her greed.On the first day of the retrial on Monday in Norristown, Pa., prosecutors revealed the previously secret settlement that Cosby, now 80, paid in 2006, two years after Constand alleges he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his home near Philadelphia. Cosby has denied the charges.A previous trial last spring ended in a deadlocked jury.The Associated Press writes: “Cosby lawyer Tom Mesereau has signaled he intends to use the settlement to argue that Andrea Constand falsely accused the man once revered as ‘America’s Dad’ in hopes of landing a big payoff.”Mesereau has said the jury will learn “just how greedy” Constand was, according to the AP.Constand is a former Temple University employee who was working for the women’s basketball team there when she met Cosby. She now works as a massage therapist in Ontario, Canada.Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, told the courtroom that Cosby and Constand had become friends and that he gave her career advice.“I talk about trust that was built over time, that was built by the defendant,” said Steele, as quotes from a 2005 deposition Cosby gave flashed on a large screen in front of the jury, writes Laura Benshoff of member station WHYY. According to Benshoff:“In one statement, Cosby said he developed a romantic interest in Constand ‘probably the first time I saw her.’Steele said that proves that when Cosby befriended Constand and gave her career advice, he had an ulterior motive.”She adds:” … a topless protester who ran in front of a bank of cameras towards Cosby was arrested and charged with a summary offense.The protester, 38-year-old Nicolle Rochelle, is an actress and performance artist who had a guest role on The Cosby Show as a preteen. Police tackled her into a hedge and took her away in handcuffs.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

WBSEDCL bags IPPAI award for one of the best innovations

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has received an award for ‘one of the best innovations’ for ‘Energy storage through Hydro’ at IPPAI Power Awards, organised by the Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) on November 24 at Belgundi Belgaum in Karnataka.The award has been conferred in recognition of WBSEDCL’s innovation and sustainability at the 900 MW Purulia Pumped Storage Project (PPSP) and its futuristic approach for the upcoming 1,000 MW Turga Pumped Storage Project and proposed 900 MW Bandu Pumped Storage Project. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBoth Turga and Bandu projects will be developed in Purulia district, adjacent to the site of the pumped storage project. A Press statement issued by the CPRO, WBSEDCL, says this is another jewel in WBSEDCL’s crown and it will encourage the organisation to ensure quality power and better service to consumers across the state. It may be mentioned here that the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been roped in to construct the 1,000 MW Turga pumped storage project at Purulia, which will be carried out by the state Power department. JICA has agreed to provide a loan of Rs 5,000 crore for the project. The state cabinet has already approved the total project cost of Rs 6,922 crore.last_img read more

3 Tools That Can Take the Headaches Out of Hiring and HR

first_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. min read Listen Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 1. Submittable Resume ManagerResume Manager, by Missoula, Mont.-based Submittable, is an online app for bringing order to the hiring process by letting employers digitally sort, organize and prioritize inbound resumes as they flood in. It can be especially helpful when hiring for multiple positions at the same time.Users begin by ranking resumes with a simple yes, no or maybe vote. Submittable offers custom filters that can further sort resumes according to criteria such as how an applicant was referred, educational background and current job status.Price: Submittable Resume Manager is free for one user and unlimited resumes. Paid plans start at $25 per month for two users. There are no contracts, so businesses only pay for the service when they are hiring.Related: 3 Low-Cost Sales Lead Tools for Startups2. WorkforceGrowthSan Francisco-based WorkforceGrowth is a cloud-based tool for conducting and analyzing employee performance reviews, as well as for giving and receiving feedback on tasks and projects. WorkforceGrowth can be useful for businesses that are training employees to do specialized or difficult jobs.An online dashboard allows employers to build and manage custom employee reviews and evaluations, including categories like strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement. Think of WorkforceGrowth as a productivity-based social network for your business. Users dole out public kudos, or discuss company initiatives online via their WorkforceGrowth profiles.Price: WorkforceGrowth costs $5 per employee, per month.Related: To Do More, First Slow Down3. WhosOffU.K.-based WhosOff is an online calendaring application for planning, approving and managing employee leave time. It can be handy for just about any firm offering traditional sick leave and paid time off.Through a straightforward online portal, employees can submit detailed requests for vacation time, sick days or other time off. Managers then approve these requests and generate detailed reports. Data can also be exported as a spreadsheet, which can be made into presentations.Price: Plans start at about $18 per month for up to 10 employees.What tools do you use for hiring and other HR tasks? Let us know in the comments below.center_img November 1, 2012 image credit: ShutterstockGrowing and managing a workforce is almost never easy. And when it comes to staffing up, business owners have to juggle issues such as tracking resumes, analyzing candidates and other human resources obligations. For smaller firms, the difficulties associated with managing these duties can often be amplified.The good news is there are several useful tools that can help. Though they will not replace a physical HR manager, these three services should be able to help even the smallest company hire and manage employees more efficiently: Problem Solvers with Jason Feiferlast_img read more

Road shut for week for emergency repairs due to gas leak

first_imgThe approximate location of the closure (marked A) (Image: Google/INRIX) Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA road is set to be closed for a week following a gas leak this morning Maunders Road is shut in Milton while emergency repairs take place following reports of a leak earlier today. The street is shut in both directions at the junction with Newford Crescent – with traffic data company INRIX reporting the closure is outside The Old Bike Shed. The road is set to reopen by next Friday (February 23). A Stoke-on-Trent City Council spokesman said: “Maunders Road is closed at the junction of Newford Crescent due to a gas leak.” For more traffic and travel news visit our dedicated channel here or visit our live news service for the latest news, traffic and travel updates and weather from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Read MorePolice urge drivers to ensure cars are secure – after spate of attempted break-ins For the latest news and breaking news visit www.thesentinel.co.uk . Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @ SentinelStaffs – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on www.facebook.com/sentinelstaffs – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire.last_img read more