The Top Deals of 2007Gemstar-TV GuideALMTime4 MediaAdvanstarInteractive DealsZiff Davis EnterpriseClarity Partners/Modern LuxurySummit Business Media/Wicks Business InformationAscend’s DivestmentsPrimedia Enthusiast After consecutive years of record-breaking media deals (both in volume and value), there are finally signs that the industry is cooling slightly. The credit market, so favorable to many of the jawdropping multiples seen over the past two years has tightened up considerably. Private equity, which has dominated the media M&A landscape, may be pushing back from its buying binge, leaving strategic buyers to pick up the slack. And a magazine industry that already expected a continuing flat-todown trend in print revenue in 2008 braces for a recession. Still, in M&A terms, 2007 had several market-defining moments. A strong start in both volume and value yielded to a fourth-quarter stall and the strategics laid the groundwork for their likely 2008 comeback, according to a report by DeSilva & Phillips. However, one area in which 2007 remained strong throughout was a trend of traditional media companies buying new media and digital niche players. Publishers ranging from consumer heavyweights like Hachette Filipacchi, Hearst and Meredith to b-to-b publishers like CMP sought to expand not only their technical infrastructure but also buy skill-sets that could be integrated throughout their existing operations. In FOLIO:’s 2007 Top Deals Report, we identify 10 acquisitions we deem to have the most significant impact on the publishing industry. These are not necessarily the largest deals according to price, but transactions that will have a lasting effect, ranging from long-expected sales of several legacy publishers to the entry of aggressive European players into the U.S. to the shift in digital media acquisitions. This year FOLIO: has expanded its coverage to include not only summaries of the top deals, but an M&A report that examines the changes digital publishing is having on media M&A, as well as what that means for owners preparing for their own sale.
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When India’s squad for the World Cup was picked, chief selector MSK Prasad informed that they had selected Vijay Shankar ahead of Ambati Rayudu for the number 4 spot. He also said that the team management could decide the role of KL Rahul depending on the situation and the requirements of the team.However, this number 4 spot still remains a conundrum for Virat Kohli’s side and in one of the chats, opener Shikhar Dhawan revealed that the choice is between KL Rahul and Vijay Shankar and that there is no longer any confusion over the same.”There is no debate anymore now. There is Vijay Shankar now. Even KL Rahul is there. They are there to play for that number. Whatever the captain and coach think we will go with them,” Dhawan said on the sidelines of a brand event.Spoke about the pitches in England and in ICC tournaments Shikhar DhawanRobert Cianflone/Getty ImagesHe also believed that since most members of this side have played enough in England conditions and know the pitches on offer, it should serve the Indian side well. He also said that the pitches on offer are very different from what they encounter in a bilateral tournament and ICC tournaments.”In England when we played Test series over there (last year), pitches were totally different, when we go and play the ICC tournaments the pitches are going to be very different,” he added.Speaking about India’s record in ICC tournaments, especially in England, Dhawan spoke about the performance of the side in 2013, when they were the champions and then again in 2017, when they lost to Pakistan in the finals. Virat Kohli and Shikhar DhawanLakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images”Especially in England, as Indian team, we have performed really well in ODI format and T20s. You remember Champions Trophy 2013 and 2017. In 2013 we were champions and in 17 we were the runners-up and mostly all the players are the same so that is again a good sign,” Dhawan added.Speaking about his own form, the left-hander conceded that he was extremely lucky to be playing under Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly at Delhi Capitals and is looking forward to using their tips in the World Cup.”Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly…I am very fortunate that I am working with them now. They both have been great leaders. It is very good to be close to them because I can get their insight, know what was their mindset, what was their approach when they used to play or captain their side,” Dhawan said.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer AnistonGetty ImagesBrad Pitt attended Jennifer Aniston’s 50th birthday party and made everyone think that after parting ways with Angelina Jolie, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star is back with his first wife. Brad Pitt was recently asked to comment on his alleged relationship with Jennifer Aniston and his cryptic response has left everyone to ask more questions.Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have called off their marriage 14 years ago, but there are hundreds and thousands of fans who are still rooting for them to get back together. When Angelina Jolie announced her separation from Brad Pitt in September 2016, and Jennifer Aniston announced her divorce with Justin Theroux in February 2017, fans assumed that Brad and Jennifer will reconcile their differences.Earlier this year, Jennifer Aniston celebrated her 50th birthday with her close family and friends. To grace the event, Brad Pitt decided to attend it. Following which, a lot has been said and published about their alleged romance. There were bogus claims that Brad and Jennifer are going to get married in Paris or Brad bought a $56 million mansion house as a gift for Jennifer. However, for the very first time, Brad has directly responded to these rumors.As per Entertainment Tonight, the 55-year-old Brad Pitt was spotted walking to his car in Los Angeles and was caught a little off guard when a paparazzi asked him to comment on his alleged relationship with Jennifer Aniston. The cameraman inquired, “I gotta ask you, everyone wants to understand, are you and Jen getting back?” Jennifer Aniston forgives Brad Pitt for treating her badly and leaving her for Angelina JolieGetty ImagesBrad Pitt casually laughed off the question and responded simply, “Oh, my God.” He then said “All right, have a good one,” to the cameraman before driving off in his SUV car.Brad Pitt’s response has made many to question what exactly is going on between these two. The actor did laugh at the question but does it mean that he is actually back together with Jennifer Aniston but is not disclosing anything since his divorce is not yet finalized with Angelina Jolie?Well, their representatives have stated in the past that there is nothing going on between Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Brad did attend Jen’s 50th birthday party but it was a one-time thing and does not indicate that they are going to get back together in a romantic way.
Three employees of a call centre run by Wipro for London-based telecom service provider TalkTalk have been arrested in India for alleged breach of security.The arrests in Kolkata earlier this month were made after TalkTalk detected the alleged breach while conducting a data security review and informed the police, reported PTI.While confirming the arrests, TalkTalk clarified they were not related to a hacking detected last October when personal information of its customers were “compromised”. “Following the October 2015 cyber-attack, we have been conducting a forensic review to ensure that all aspects of our security are as robust as possible â€” including that of our suppliers. Acting on information supplied by TalkTalk, the local police have arrested three individuals who have breached our policies and the terms of our contract with Wipro. We are also reviewing our relationship with Wipro,” PTI quoted TalkTalk as saying in a statement.Wipro has said it is “working closely” in the investigation and will “extend its full cooperation” to the authorities probing the allegations.”Wipro is committed to maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of all customer data, and has a zero-tolerance policy on security breaches,” the Bengaluru-based company said in a statement.”Wipro is working closely with the customer in the investigation and will continue to extend its full cooperation to the investigating authorities,” Wipro was quoted by PTI as saying.
Ram Gopal Varma in girl’s hostel, TirupatiTwitterFilmmaker Ram Gopal Varma surprised everyone by sharing a selfie with some girls at a hostel in Tirupati. He said that he visited the girls’ hostel because he used to stay there during his college days.Lakshmi’s NTR is finally set to hit the screens in Andhra Pradesh on May 31, more than a month after its release in Telangana and other parts of India and world. Ram Gopal Varma is currently busy promoting the film in the state and is holding press meets in various cities across the state.Ram Gopal Varma visited Tirupati and took the blessing of Lord Venkateshwara. The director tweeted, “Started #LakshmiNTR by visiting Thirupathi and take Lord Balaji’s blessings and today going to Thirupathi for a press meet on #LakshmisNTR at Hotel bliss at 5 pm to thank Lord Balaji.”Hours later, Ram Gopal Varma paid a visit to a girls’ hostel, which was meant for boys during his college days. The filmmaker went on to see a room where he stayed and also took a selfie with the girls who are presently staying in the room. He took to his Twitter page to share the selfie.Besides the selfie, Ram Gopal Varma also revealed that he recalled about a poster of Sridevi. He tweeted, “This is a room i stayed for more than 2 years in Siddhardha engineering college hostel back in my student days. it has now become a girls hostel and these lovely girls are it’s present room mates. I used to have a Sridevi poster stuck on the wall behind me.”Lakshmi’s NTR is a biopic of late legendary actor and politician NT Rama Rao. It is about the phase when he was backstabbed by his party and family members. Interestingly, May 28 is the birth anniversary of NTR and many of his party and family members paid respects to the late actor. RGV took a dig at them by tweeting, “It’s ironical that NTR’s birthday is so close to his back stabbers political death day.” Ram Gopal Varma garlanding NTR’s statue on Paipula road in VijayawadaTwitterRam Gopal Varma had announced to hold a press meet at NTR circle, Paipula Road of Vijayawada on Sunday evening. But the police denied permission to him fearing that it might get disrupted by the activists. They suggested RGV to hold the press meet either in a press club or a meeting hall. Later announced to hold the same at the Film chamber in Gandhi Nagar.After visiting Tirupati today, Ram Gopal Varma headed to Vijayawada to hold a press meet. The director tweeted, “After all the cancellations of my Paipula road press meet starting from the first time police arrest to 2nd time other concerns, finally today on account of his birthday, the late NTR is making it happen.”Later, Ram Gopal Varma garlanded the state of NTR on Paipula road in Vijaywada and paid tribute him. He tweeted a photo and video of the same and wrote, “I finally on Paipula road in Vijaywada garlanded NTR in NTR circle అనుకున్నది చేసేసా.. Me shouting JAI NTR after garlanding him.”
Mirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that the government is using the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) completely for achieving its political purpose.“The daily Amar Desh newspaper has been shut down and its editor was taken to jail and tortured there. Now a false case has been filed against his wife Firoza Mahmud,” Mirza Fakhrul told a human-chain programme in the capital.The daily Amar Desh family organised the human-chain programme in front of the National Press Club in protest against the ACC’s ‘false’ case against Firoza Mahmud.“Filing false cases against free thinkers is the characteristic of the ruling Awami League. False case against Firoza Mahmud is a testimony to that. Not only so, cases are also being filed against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman’s mother-in-law.“Cases are being filed against all whereas some 7,500 cases filed against the AL men were withdrawn after the party came to power,” said the BNP leader.Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor of now closed daily Amar Desh, alleged that the Bangladesh Awami League government wants to destroy Zia’s family and his family.“But, as long as I remain alive, I will continue my struggle in favour of the country’s independence and to establish Islamic values in the society. I will not be stopped by false cases or attacks on me,” said Mahmudur Rahman.He alleged that corruption has been all-pervasive in the country now. “The cost of Padma bridge has been increased further. Money is being taken out of people’s pockets. All know where this money goes.”
Prothom Alo illustrationAs rape has become a common crime in the country, 132 women and children have fallen victim to rapists in Khulna district over the last two years, reports news agency UNB.Police say 75 of the incidents were reported in the city alone and the rest from different upazilas between May 2017 and April this year.The victims include school children.According to the district’s Law-and-order Committee report, charges have been pressed in court in most of the cases.It also highlighted another disturbing development. As many as 50 lawsuits have been filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act in the district in the last three months alone.The latest victim was a 10th grader. She was gang-raped by three stalkers on 29 January. Police have arrested three suspects.Khulna Mahila Parishad secretary Rasu Akhter blamed the rapes on moral degradation, pointing out to such incidents being reported from madrasas and temples.However, Anisur Rahman, additional superintendent of Khulna Metropolitan Police, claimed that the rate of rape incidents is declining in the district.Public prosecutor Jesmin Parveen of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 said there are three courts in the district to deal with torture and rape-related incidents.Currently, the tribunals are handling about 3,000 cases. About eight to 10 cases get verdict on a regular basis.The pace of rape case settlement is good, she said.
File photoSome 1,096 people suffering from dengue fever were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Monday, showing a gradual rise in the number of such patients over the last several days.However, there was no death during the period as per the official record, reports UNB.According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of dengue patients was 824 on Sunday while 683 on Saturday, 603 on Friday and 547 on Thursday.The dengue has now spread to 50 districts of the country.Currently, 3,847 dengue patients are being treated in hospitals across the country.From 1 January till the date, there have been 13,637 confirmed dengue cases.Eight of them have died as per the government’s count although the unofficial death toll is much higher.Meanwhile, the health and family welfare ministry has set up a monitoring cell to receive allegations about charging extra than the government-fixed Tk 500 for dengue test.
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. Citation: ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X CubeSats launched into space (2013, August 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-ardusat-ardusat-x-cubesats-space.html (Phys.org) —Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully launched an H-2B cargo rocket into space—a portion of which is bound for a rendezvous with the International Space Station. After it docks, two CubeSats—ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X—held in its cargo module will be deployed into an orbit above the Earth. Talking humanoid robot launches on Japan rocket © 2013 Phys.org The two tiny cube-shaped satellites will be pulled from the same cargo module that holds Kirobo—a talking humanoid type robot designed to study whether astronauts might benefit from an electronic companion. The small satellites usher in a new low cost era in space technology—each will offer the possibility of non-professionals running real-time experiments aboard a real orbiting satellite.Both of the miniature satellites are loaded with technology, including cameras, ozone and CO2 sensors, a Geiger counter and temperature gauges. They also have an onboard computer running Arduino, an open-source platform that allows for controlling instruments aboard the craft. Arduino was chosen because it is an already established platform used by educational institutions and hobbyists alike.Both craft have a set list of objectives to fulfill before time runs out—both will plummet to the Earth at some point in time between three and seven months. Once its initial objectives have been fulfilled, the satellite will be made available to other projects run by customers on the ground. $125 will get a user three days worth of satellite time while $250 will get a whole week. Since each satellite is capable of running 16 experiments simultaneously, there will be plenty of opportunities for schools and other organizations to take advantage of this unique opportunity.Shortly after docking with the ISS, ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X will be pulled from the cargo module by a robotic arm which will then release them into space. The two CubeSats were partly built in Australia and were also partly funded via a Kickstarter project. The aerospace company responsible for their creation is Nanosatisfi LLC—their stated goal is to “democratize access to space.” They deployment of the two CubeSats is just the beginning they have told reporters. They hope to send up hundreds or even thousands of tiny satellites allowing almost anyone with a desire to perform experiments in space, a platform for doing so. Explore further CAD Drawing of ArduSat. Credit: Peter Platzer / Wikipedia.
Study maps hotspots of genetic rearrangement In order to reproduce, the human body must first make either sperm in males or eggs in females and to do that, it must somehow create cells that have just half of that individual’s DNA—the other half will come from the other person during conception. The process by which this occurs is called homologous recombination, where diploid cells undergo cell division resulting in the production of gamete cells. The process is initiated when the body forms breaks in DNA double-strands. It’s in the repair of these breaks that exchanges between chromosomes occur. Recombination occurs at specific sites along chromosomes that are known as hot spots. Finding these hot spots has proved challenging, but now, the researchers with this latest effort report that they have succeeded in creating map of such hot spots which not only allows for looking at how evolution works in new ways, but could prove to be very helpful in better understanding, and possibly treating, some genetic diseases.In their study, the researchers were able to detect the triggers inside the body that led to recombination occurring in human male volunteers—that allowed them to create the maps which show where the recombination events occur. Just looking at the maps, the team notes, allows for a better understanding of the recombination process. One preliminary finding, for example, was that hotspots can be influenced by proteins expressed by a specific gene. de Massy notes that the maps created by the team could very well be used in other mammal species as well, which could help researchers studying how genetic diseases come about better understand where things go wrong, and perhaps, shine a light on possible ways to prevent it from happening. DNA damage resulting in multiple broken chromosomes. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 More information: Recombination initiation maps of individual human genomes, Science 14 November 2014: Vol. 346 no. 6211. DOI: 10.1126/science.1256442ABSTRACTDNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are introduced in meiosis to initiate recombination and generate crossovers, the reciprocal exchanges of genetic material between parental chromosomes. Here, we present high-resolution maps of meiotic DSBs in individual human genomes. Comparing DSB maps between individuals shows that along with DNA binding by PRDM9, additional factors may dictate the efficiency of DSB formation. We find evidence for both GC-biased gene conversion and mutagenesis around meiotic DSB hotspots, while frequent colocalization of DSB hotspots with chromosome rearrangement breakpoints implicates the aberrant repair of meiotic DSBs in genomic disorders. Furthermore, our data indicate that DSB frequency is a major determinant of crossover rate. These maps provide new insights into the regulation of meiotic recombination and the impact of meiotic recombination on genome function. © 2014 Phys.org 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. Citation: Researchers build a map of sites where genetic information is swapped between chromosomes (2014, November 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-11-sites-genetic-swapped-chromosomes.html (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers in the U.S. has built a detailed map that shows the sites where human genetic information is swapped between chromosomes. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describe their work and explain how their maps could provide new ways of looking at how such sites influence evolution and possibly genetic diseases. Bernard de Massy, of the Institute of Human Genetics offers an in depth perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal edition. Explore further