Interweave Merges Beading Magazines

first_imgStep by Step Beads’ total paid circulation (subscriptions and newsstand) is 26,676. Beadwork’s total paid circulation is 56,526. It was not immediately clear exactly how much Beadwork’s circulation would increase as a result of the merger, an Interweave spokesperson told FOLIO:.Jane Dickerson, editor of Step by Step Beads, will remain with Interweave as a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Leslie Rogalski, who Dickerson succeeded as editor, will take on the role of online editor for Beading Daily.Melinda Barta will continue to serve as editor of Beadwork.No layoffs were associated with the merger as most of the staff “work on multiple publications in the category,” the spokesperson said. In addition to Beadwork and Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Interweave publishes Stringing, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and Colored Stone, as well as several special-issue newsstand-only publications such as Handcrafted Jewelry, Bead Star and Creative Jewelry. Interweave, a unit of Loveland, Colorado-based Aspire Media, has decided to merge two of its bead crafter and jewelry-making enthusiast magazines.Step by Step Beads, a bimonthly title Interweave acquired from Primedia’s GEMS Group in 2006, will be merged with Beadwork, another bimonthly title Interweave launched in 1998. The January/February issue of Step by Step Beads will be its last.According to Interweave’s art, jewelry and yarn division vice president and publisher David Pyle, it “has become plain that the market and our readers will be better served through a merger. This move lessens the competitive pressure upon our other beading and jewelry titles, offers greater efficiencies across the market and within our internal operations, and should offer a boost to Beadwork in circulation and advertising reach.”last_img read more

VWs batteryrecycling mobile EV chargers can charge 4 cars at once

first_img Volkswagen Auto Tech Electric Cars More From Roadshow Tags Preview • Volkswagen I.D. Buzz: Driving this concept gets us smiling More about 2022 Volkswagen I.D. Buzz 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 10 Photoscenter_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Check out the VW ID 3’s clever camouflage Post a comment 0 Enlarge ImageI’m really digging this charger’s A E S T H E T I C. Volkswagen Even though an EV’s battery might be considered “dead” when it loses a certain amount of its capacity, that doesn’t mean its remaining capability can’t be used for green purposes. Enter Volkswagen’s new mobile charger, which will rely on old batteries to juice up new ones.While VW originally unveiled its concept mobile charger in January, it didn’t offer much in the way of actual facts and figures. But that changes this week. These chargers are engineered to hold up to 360 kilowatt-hours of charge, and they can handle up to four vehicles charging simultaneously with a maximum quick-charge draw of 100 kilowatts.Its mobility should provide a number of benefits. While it can remain close to a power source to provide a constant flow of energy like a static charger, it can also be disconnected and wheeled around to areas that might not have a handy hookup. Volkswagen noted that this means it can go to areas that EV chargers wouldn’t otherwise serve, like music festivals. Finally, somebody’s thinking about all those poor folks at Coachella!As Volkswagen stated back in January, these chargers will run on depleted batteries from EVs running on the automaker’s MEB scalable electric-vehicle platform. Of course, there are no MEB-equipped cars on the road just yet, so VW’s first run of mobile chargers will likely use fresh batteries. The first charger is expected to go online in Germany next year, with full production commencing in 2020.Once those batteries can’t even hold enough charge for that job, they’ll be sent to VW’s Salzgitter facility, where the batteries will be properly recycled, with the automaker seeking to use the reclaimed raw materials for use in new batteries. Right now, the facility is able to recycle 53% of a battery’s parts, with the hope to raise that figure to 72%, then to 97% in the future. VW says it’ll be able to handle 1,200 tons of EV batteries per year to start, which covers enough batteries for 3,000 vehicles. Share your voice Volkswagenlast_img read more

When Meghan Markle hands over Royal Palace one expensive bill to pay

first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle sure knows how to make a statement. While visiting the Republic of Ireland, Meghan’s fashion statement stood out but she still faced criticism for her outfit.  The trip was their first overseas trip as a royal couple. And Meghan Markle was praised all around for choosing an appropriate green ensemble, as it matched the country’s national colour. But, recently it has been revealed via a documentary that Meghan’s fashion statement did not go down very well with the public when they found out how much her clothes cost. Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesThe Express retrieved the documentary “Harry and Meghan: The first 100 days” and found out what different royal experts and correspondents had to say about the attires the Duchess of Sussex chose to wear. As a royal correspondent, Dickie Arbiter has revealed, “Meghan wore £28,000 worth of clothes in the 48-hour visit to Ireland.”The number is staggering when compared to attires that the Duchess of Cambridge usually wears. As has been assured by Lifestyle blogger, Juliet Angus, Kate Middleton would never opt for such expensive ensembles. “Dior, Givenchy, Emelia Wickstead in one day? That is one expensive bill to pay,” she said.Even, Royal author Duncan Larcombe has expressed his opinion that the public outrage was expected as the Duchess wore “outfits in a day that is more than the average annual salary in Great Britain”. Even the website, UFO No More, published an article where they calculated the total cost of Meghan’s clothing during the trip. Apparently, the California native spent £406,662.55 in one year. That makes Meghan Markle the only royal who has spent so much on clothing. As Dickie Arbiter said in the documentary, “They are going to have to rein in on the extravagance. If it is good enough for the Queen to recycle clothes, then it must be good enough for Meghan.”last_img read more

Indianorigin banker gets 13 years in Singapore jail for siphoning US10 million

first_imgRepresentational image | Creative CommonsAn Indian-origin banker living in Singapore has been charged for forgery and cheating and sentenced to 13 years in jail on Thursday.  Kale Jagdish Purushottam (43) pleaded guilty to 20 forgery and cheating charges, 30 charges under the Computer Misuse Act in siphoning off US$10 million. There were more than 500 other charges taken into account during the trial. Between June 2010 and January 2013, Kale had stolen amounts totaling US$10 million from accounts in Barclays Bank customers. Kale had then forged signatures to pay the money back to  clients from his current clients, reports PTI.This was not his only offense. Reports claim that Kale was employed at UBS Singapore where he was the relationship manager for Red Oak. During his tenure, he made many unauthorized transactions from the company’s account.Explaining how Kale had managed to forge documents and move the documents around, the Deputy Public Prosecutor, Ng Jean Ting, said that he had forged the documents by copying authorized signatures onto the forged papers. He kept doing it to cover up 81 unauthorised transactions.In addition to this, Kale had also opened accounts in his clients’ names to avail loans. The loans would then be transferred to the Red Oak accounts. Kale would also use other unauthorized transactions to cover up the loan sums.”To cover up the loss of his clients, Kale tried to make money through unauthorised stock and foreign exchange transactions using his clients’ accounts,” Ting said.She added, “However, the unauthorised trades and other transactions caused further net losses of at least US$10 million to Barclays.”However, Kale’s defense attorney, Anand Nalachandran, said that he did this thinking that it was an obligation to clients and the transactions were not for personal financial benefit. “Having just moved to Barclays, he was faced with allegations (from Red Oak), and instead of heeding advice, he rather rashly acted and then did these things to satisfy his obligation.”Kale had agreed to pay Red Oak the money he had taken. However, he had paid this money with the funds he had siphoned off from the accounts in Barclays.last_img read more

S Sreesanths house catches fire family rescued safely

first_imgIANSFire broke out at the Kochi residence of Indian cricketer Shathakumaran Sreesanth on Saturday, August 24 at around 2 AM in night time. Sreesanth wasn’t at his home at the time but his wife and children were there along with two domestic helps. Thankfully, none of them were hurt as the firefighters managed to rescue all in time. While the fire engulfed the hall and bedroom at the gound floor, all the members of the household were on the first floor. The information regarding the fire was conveyed to two nearby fire stations by the neighbours, as per reports in the media. Sreesanth was in the news recently due to the BCCI reducing his ban for the spot-fixing scandal to seven years. Once a star of Indian cricket known for his leading role in India’s first ever Test match victory in South Africa, in 2006, the right-arm pacer ended up getting caught in a sting operation by the Delhi police where he, allegedly, bowled no-balls as per an agreement with bookies. However, the cricketer has continued to protest his innocence and even tried his hand at politics, fighting the 2016 Assembly elections in his state on a BJP ticket.last_img read more

Youth hacked to death in Natore

first_imgA young man was hacked to death allegedly by his friend over a trifling matter at Gurudaspur in the district town on Sunday night.The deceased, Ashiq, 25, was a resident of Chanchkoir area in the upazila.Quoting locals, police said Ashiq had a dispute with friend over distribution of money earned through drug business around 10:00 pm.Oli called his friend Ashiq to pay his share of money at night and hacked him mercilessly with sharp weapons and fled the scene, leaving him critically injured.Locals rescued Ashiq and took him to Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared him dead.last_img

BNP to form human chain seeking Khaledas release

first_imgRuhul Kabir RizviBNP will form a human chain in the city on Wednesday demanding the unconditional release of its ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia and her proper treatment, reports UNB.The programme will be held from 11am to 12pm in front of the National Press Club.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been in jail since a special court convicted her in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on 8 February last year. BNP, however, termed the case politically motivated.”At the makeshift court inside the jail, Khaleda Zia herself yesterday (Sunday) said her physical condition is not good. Like the country’s people, we’re very concerned about her gradual falling of health,” Rizvi said.The BNP leader called upon prime minister Sheikh Hasina to shun brutal and vindictive attitude towards her arch rival and former prime minister Khaleda Zia.”Free our leader instead of creating any obstacle to granting her bail. Even, such inhuman attitude was not shown to the political prisoners in the colonial era. Don’t sacrifice civilisation, justice and humanity only to cling to power illegally. Eschew inhumanity and allow our leader to receive proper treatment through releasing her from jail,” he said.On behalf of BNP, Rizvi wished the early recovery of ailing Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader who has been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).Quader was admitted to the BSMMU on Sunday morning following his breathing complications and physicians found three blockages in his coronary arteries.last_img read more

Annual Balto County NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Banquet

first_imgThe Baltimore County Branch of the NAACP will hold its Annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet on Oct. 18 at the Sheraton North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Maryland from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year we will honor Mr. Gerald Morrison, Ms. Stephanie Powell, Mr. David Blenman, and the Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Our guest speaker at this year’s event will be Mr. Cornell Brooks, National President and CEO of the NAACP.  The cost is $80 per ticket in advance and at the door. For more information, contact Ray English at 410-303-7401 or by email, or Anthony Fugett at 443-829-5013 or

Paper stirs up controversy over the nature of the quantum wave function

first_img Explore further ( — Back in November, a paper posted to a preprint server arXiv by three British physicists prompted some heated debate regarding the nature of the quantum wave function, a probability function that physicists use to help them better understand the quantum world. At the time, the three refrained from joining in on subsequent discussions on the paper due to pending acceptance of the paper in the journal Nature Physics. Now that the paper has been accepted and printed, the three, Matthew Pusey, Jonathan Barrett and Terry Rudolph are openly defending their assertion that the wave function is real, not some function that is dependent on available information for the user when using it. At the heart of the issue are the contrasting ideas on the very nature of quantum mechanics itself. In their paper, the British physicists contend that the wave function is not just a tool that can be used for statistical purposes, but can measure actual real things. Others have suggested that it cannot be a real tool because of inconsistencies in observable quantum mechanics, such as entanglement. Because of such inconsistencies, physicists such as Einstein contended that our knowledge or model of quantum mechanics is incomplete, not wrong. It’s possible the thinking goes, as an example, that because two distant entangled particles react in identically the same way at the same time, seemingly sharing information faster than the speed of light, that there is some new element of quantum mechanics at work that would allow for such a real world phenomenon to exist, rather than an example of the failure of quantum mechanics theory itself. Another example is the differing views regarding Schrödinger’s cat. Some might say the wave function could be used to prove whether the unseen and thus un-measurable cat is truly dead or alive, whereas others, such as Einstein would say that because the inquisitor has only partial knowledge, no true answer can be given.The problem with proving which view is true is the theory that most agree on and that is that quantum states can be changed simply by measuring them, which means, that as things stand now, physicists have no way of proving what state existed prior to measurement. But that doesn’t mean the wave function can’t be used to measure a quantum state, Pusey et al say, because the true state did exist before measurement occurred. At that moment it was real, they say, as is the wave function and they believe they have proved it. Journal information: Nature Physics Does the quantum wave function represent reality? © 2012 Phys.Orgcenter_img More information: On the reality of the quantum state, Nature Physics (2012) doi:10.1038/nphys2309Quantum states are the key mathematical objects in quantum theory. It is therefore surprising that physicists have been unable to agree on what a quantum state truly represents. One possibility is that a pure quantum state corresponds directly to reality. However, there is a long history of suggestions that a quantum state (even a pure state) represents only knowledge or information about some aspect of reality. Here we show that any model in which a quantum state represents mere information about an underlying physical state of the system, and in which systems that are prepared independently have independent physical states, must make predictions that contradict those of quantum theory.via Nature News Citation: Paper stirs up controversy over the nature of the quantum wave function (2012, May 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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. The researchers’ definition of a physical property is illustrated here. Image (c) Nature Physics (2012) doi:10.1038/nphys2309last_img read more