Future plc App Sales Pass 8 Million

first_imgIn its interim statement for its fiscal year ending September 30, Future plc is reporting continued growth in its app business. In the last year, since Apple launched Newsstand, the company has generated about $8 million in app sales, which is up from $5 million at its fiscal half-year.In July 2011, the company announced it was moving to a “primarily digital business,” and midway through its fiscal 2012, Future said digital advertising accounted for 44 percent of revenue—$15 million at the half, with a third of that in app sales. The company’s websites are reporting traffic gains as well, with visits up 50 percent, totaling 45 million uniques per month. Also encouraging for the company is improved performance of its struggling U.S. division. “In the U.S. we continue to make strong progress and are close to returning to profitability,” says the company in its interim statement. Early this year, Future sold its music titles to NewBay Media for $3 million as part of the company’s “recovery plan” for its U.S. group.More on this topic Future plc iPad App Sales Hit $5 Million Since Newsstand Debut Future PLC’s Digital Play Digital in the Black for First Time at Future Digital Revenues Rise, Print Continues to Fall for Future plc Future PLC Aims to Trim More Print Costs Future US Promotes Considine to PresidentJust In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered bylast_img read more

Gifts for dads who love breakfast

first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription Atlas Coffee Club Help Dad step up his breakfast game with an electric citrus juicer. This powerful machine will make juicing fresh oranges or grapefruits a snap (not to mention limes for that next margarita fiesta). The CitriStar is packing 50 watts of energy and a stainless steel strainer, which helps prevent pesky clogs. It’s easy to juice and clean in seconds. The modern design will look great on Dad’s counter tops, and he’ll feel healthier after having those freshly squeezed juices right in his own kitchen. Swap the plastic bottle mixes for this classic jar. Comprised of cucumber-infused water delicately mixed with fresh dill, habaneros, horseradish and garlic, this vegan Bloody Mary mix has a zing, zest and tang that will make breakfast or brunch cocktails pop. Perfect for making eye openers mixed with vodka, whisky, beer, or even as a mocktail over ice with a celery stick garnish, this medium-spiced mix will get Dad ready for his next brunch feast. Papa Bear Mug Lastly, a cookbook dedicated to breakfasts (big and bad) can inspire Dad every morning. From acclaimed Mississippi star chef John Currence, Big Bad Breakfast features bold, mouthwatering, southern-style dishes like Louisiana Crab Cake Benedict, Low Country Cast-Iron Skillet Scramble and Shrimp Gravy Biscuit Sundae. Dad will have a blast cooking up these diner-inspired, rib-sticking recipes from a James Beard awarded chef. What dad wouldn’t love this mug, with a sweet illustration of a baby cub and papa bear? A perfect vessel for Dad’s latest coffee obsession, the mug is crafted of high-fired ironstone and finished with a white glaze that’s dishwasher-safe. And if this sweet mug doesn’t put a smile on Dad’s face every morning when he fuels up, the decorative golden bumble bee on the interior certainly will. A sweet and endearing way to caffeinate each morning (or afternoon, or evening), and remind Dad he’s loved. $13 at Williams Sonoma Sur la Table Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day by John Currence The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix With Dad’s new bacon gift, he’ll need an easy way to fry it up. Why not gift him a reversible stovetop grill and griddle? The smooth side is perfect for cooking bacon, eggs, pancakes and more, while the ridged side is great for indoor grilling and achieving those much-desired grill marks on meat, fish and vegetables. This cast-iron griddle is seasoned and nonstick, making cleaning a breeze. Now grill time can be all year round (and breakfast can be any time of day)! Runamok Snake River Farms Share your voice Start Dad’s morning off right with a hot pot of freshly brewed coffee, thanks to a monthly coffee subscription. Atlas Coffee Club sources and curates artisan coffee from all over the world, with blends and beans from more than 50 countries, including Colombia, Malawi, Indonesia and Burundi. Each month, Dad will experience a new single-origin coffee from a different country, with an accompanying postcard, tasting notes and brewing instructions. That morning cup of joe just got a little more worldly. Plans start at $9 per month. This post was written by Marisa Olsen. CB2 Amazon Jun 15 • Great last-minute Father’s Day gifts for 2019 Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide $100 at Sur la Table Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Reversible Grill & Griddle Essa Bagel New York Bagel Brunch for Six Jun 14 • Make it a 4K Father’s Day: Save on 4K TVs at Best Buy and Walmart Williams Sonoma The Real Dill See All Marta Barware Glasses $50 at Amazon Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock Jun 14 • Gifts for dads who enjoy their booze $21 at Amazon $27 at Snake River Farms • Now that Dad’s got his juicing game on, he’ll need some cool glasses to show off his fresh-pressed best (or his Bloody Mary mixing skills)! These modern, slim glasses will complement Dad’s tableware. They’re available in a variety of sizes and cool colors to mix and match based on his taste (and are $2 to $5 each depending on style). Great for everyday use or even cocktails, these are dishwasher-safe, too. Kurobuta Bacon You can’t beat a classic bagel brunch outfitted with fresh New York bagels, whipped cream cheese and salty lox. Now, instead of queuing up during the wee hours of dawn, you can have a bagel brunch and fixings mailed directly to your dad. Or have the brunch shipped to you, bring over the goods and surprise him with the bagel brunch spread. You’ll get extra points for Dad thinking you’ve done all the hard work and waiting. (We promise we won’t tell.) And he’ll get a kick out of having a legendary New York staple on the table no matter where he lives. $17 at Runamok Appliances Get Dad cooking up some sweet or savory Belgian waffles with this double waffle maker, which can cook two waffles at once in under four minutes. This machine creates that ideal outer crisp with a sweet and fluffy center. And of course Cusinart has perfected achieving the signature little square nooks and crannies for catching that drizzle (or heavy pour) of syrup, chocolate spread, whipped cream or fruit. Get him started with an easy waffle recipe or even a savory cheddar waffle to mix things up.  1 See also Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker 15 Photos Tribest CS-1000 CitriStar Electric Citrus Juicer Our favorite gifts for Father’s Day 14 great gifts under $50 Gifts for Dad under $100 Best Father’s Day gifts under $250 For the dads who enjoy their booze Best TVs and streaming boxes for Father’s Day Laptop and PC gifts for dads Best phones to gift your dad for Father’s Day Best headphones for dads from $50 to $350 Best audio gifts for Father’s Day Best Father’s Day gifts to combat dad bod Father’s Day gaming gifts for the badass dad Best Father’s Day gifts for every kind of foodie dad The Cheapskate’s top Father’s Day gift picks Father’s Day gift ideas for your car-loving dad Father’s Day: Clever smart home gadgets your dad will actually love $30 at Walmart Lodge $85 at Goldbelly reading • Gifts for dads who love breakfast Bourbon Barrel Aged Organic Maple Syrup Amazon Tags See at CB2 Does your father constantly remind you that breakfast is the most important part of the day? That breakfast is the meal of champions? Has he ever quoted Tony the Tiger, reinstating how “grrrrrreat” breakfast really is? If your Dad is the guy downstairs at the crack of dawn, brewing a hot pot of high test coffee, crisping up bacon and flipping fluffy pancakes with a goblet of orange juice by his side, we have a Father’s Day Gift guide that will suit his breakfast-affection needs and wants. From world-wide-sourced coffee beans, to two-in-one cookware, to bespoke maple syrup, we have you covered on what to get your breakfast-loving dad for Father’s Day. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. With Dad’s Belgian waffle fix all set, he’ll need some bespoke maple syrup to elevate his carbo-loading. Aged in bourbon barrels for at least six months, this organic maple syrup has subtle notes of smoky, boozy bourbon but without the alcohol. Its sweet, spirit-driven flavor profile is perfect for waffles, pancakes, or fruit salad. It could even be used for cocktails or a substitute for other sweeteners. Sourced from Vermont organic farmers and certified bird-friendly by Audubon Vermont, this syrup is a sweet win-win. What dad wouldn’t love some fancy, heritage bacon delivered to his home? Snake River Farms offers mail order bacon, which makes gifting this decadent treat both simple and delightful. The meat is sourced from a small network of family-run farmers who produce Kurobuta or Berkshire pork belly, which is lightly smoked over hardwood. The bacon is raised without any hormones and has a great balance of marbling that crisps up perfectly when cooked.Read more: The best meat delivery services & butcher subscriptions Comment See at Atlas Coffee Club $14 at The Real Dilllast_img read more

Potomac STEM Major Interned in China for the Summer

first_imgSerenah PoliteSerenah Polite spent the summer doing an internship at the University of Science and Technology, China (USTC), having been one of four selected from many applicants LeHigh University’s College of Arts and Sciences where she matriculates.USTC is a top university in Hefei, China in Anhui province. Interns were given a project and encouraged to use their creativity and USTC’s resources to create a hypothesis and draw a conclusion in a hands-on manner. It was an opportunity to build problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills. At the same time, they had a chance to get a good taste of the life, culture and language of China.“I came into this experience with no idea what I should expect. I, personally, had a huge passion and desire to study the language more and learn more about the culture, but what I ended up taking from the trip proved to be more beneficial than I could ever imagine,” Polite said.“Going into this country, I was in for the greatest culture shock of my life and I loved every minute of it.”She said most of the cities visited appeared less well off than many of the underdeveloped cities in America, and yet everyone was able to put a smile on their face.“The camaraderie was uncanny as everyone had no issue speaking to anyone. It was also very different to be in a country with virtually no diversity. Their interest in other ethnicities was a huge relief and I am so thankful for their acceptance,” Polite said.“In the end, this was a very enriching, eye-opening and incredible program that I would do all over again in a heartbeat.”last_img read more

Researchers suggest coal ash and tailings dam disasters could be prevented

first_img © 2019 Science X Network More information: J. Carlos Santamarina et al. Why coal ash and tailings dam disasters occur, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aax1927 Iron mining produces a waste product known as tailings. Tailings are typically dumped into man-made ponds, which are more often than not dammed up to prevent them from oozing downhill when it rains. Similar ponds are constructed to contain coal ash waste produced by coal power plants. Besides representing a pollution problem, the ponds are also mudslide hazards. The researchers point out that thousands of people around the world have been killed by such mudslides over the past century. They suggest it is time that governments engage more fully with those building and maintaining such ponds.The researchers note that mudslides from tailings or coal ash occur when the dam holding the material gives way. Many people believe that the reason such dams give way is because of the pond contents and what happens to them. Evidence of liquefaction of pond materials is almost always in evidence along mudslide routes. But prior study has shown that liquefaction almost always happens after the dam gives way, not before. Instead, the researchers suggest that the major reason for most of the disasters is failure to follow best engineering practices in building and maintaining the dams.One of the biggest problems, the researchers point out, is that proper action is not taken during heavy rain causing overflow, which puts excess stress on the dam. Another problem is layering on the bottom of such ponds that result in deposits with different hydromechanical properties—this usually leads to weaknesses in the system. Also, cementation can loosen sediment structures, which can also weaken the system. And problems can also develop when material is compressed near the dam. They note also that preexisting weaknesses in the foundation of the dam can lead to failure later, and so can piping erosion or mineral buildup.The researchers conclude by suggesting more attention to such ponds, because the mudslides that can result when they fail appear to be far more preventable than many in the field have suggested. How bacteria can prevent coal ash spills Explore further Credit: CC0 Public Domaincenter_img A trio of researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the University of the Witwatersrand and Geosyntec has published a Perspectives piece in the journal Science. Carlos Santamarina, Luis Torres-Cruz and Robert Bachus note in the article that many lives are lost each year when coal ash or tailings dams fail, causing mudslides. Many such failures are preventable. Citation: Researchers suggest coal ash and tailings dam disasters could be prevented (2019, May 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-coal-ash-tailings-disasters.html Journal information: Science This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more