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Wholesalers Increase Distribution Prices

first_imgA week after Anderson News in January announced a 7-cents-per copy distribution price increase, Source Interlink also says it will also raise its rates by 7 cents. The two wholesalers account for around 50 percent of the magazine distribution market.Anerson CEO Charlie Anderson says that all wholesalers were in a money-losing business. “The business has not been profitable and has not been for a very long time. What we are trying to do is give some stability to the channel. Short of that, there will be an implosion in the business.” This raise represents about a 3.5 percent increase for Anderson. Discussions with Comag resulted in a three percent offer, and separate talks with Time Inc. arrived at 2 percent. The pricing is non-negotiable for either Anderson or Source, with both implementing a February 1 deadline for signed agreements, and plans to drop non-compliers. Comag’s president, Michael Sullivan, tells the New York Post that his clients have no intention of paying. “As we understand it, Anderson’s proposal is a unilateral effort to shift substantial costs to magazine publishers,” and  doesn’t “address the fundamental inefficiencies” of newsstand-distribution. Part two of Anderson’s program outlines an exit from bearing the costs of scan-based trading. “The last thing we want to do is exit the business, but why should we be in a business that doesn’t give us any return?”Jay Annis, vice president of single copy sales at Taunton Press, says: “The attempts by both at extracting a 7-cents-per-copy fee for distribution is unfair for any number of reasons, and the method in how they have gone about it is ridiculous.”last_img read more

Watch Crew Dragon parachutes unfurl in this SpaceX highlight reel

first_img Post a comment Tags SpaceX’s Crew Dragon NASA/SpaceX SpaceX continues to progress in its efforts to bring back human flight travel, releasing a new video this week highlighting its Crew Dragon parachute tests. The roughly two-and-a-half-minute video, which features the parachutes deploying in a variety of conditions and altitudes, closes with the tag “SpaceX is returning human spaceflight capabilities with one of the safest, most advanced systems ever built.” The video highlighting its landing capabilities comes after a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule unexpectedly exploded during a ground test at Cape Canaveral in Florida on April 20 due to a leak in the spacecraft’s pressurization system. Similar to Boeing’s Starliner, the Crew Dragon is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew program that aims to return to using US-built craft to deliver astronauts to space. Recent missions have outsourced transport to Russian spacecraft since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011. It’s not yet known when SpaceX will launch the next Crew Dragon flight, named Demo-2, but you can watch the parachute tests below.  0 Sci-Techcenter_img CNET’s Eric Mack contributed to this story. Share your voice SpaceXlast_img read more

Income tax notices to tax payers will soon have email ids phone

first_imgTo  make e-mails originating from income tax department convincing and authentic and remove the suspicion of phishing among tax payers, the Modi government has asked officials of the department to necessarily put their e-mail id and official phone numbers in such communication.The directive was issued to income tax officials by revenue secretary, Hasmukh Adhia, said PTI, claiming to have accessed the order.”Henceforth any notice, letter, communication issued by any officer under Department of Revenue, including Central Board of Direct Taxes, its directorates and field formations to the taxpayers, members of public should invariably contain mention of email address and office phone numbers, of the officers signing such, communications, notice, letters for facilitating tax payers’ electronic interface with the department,” the order said.”All are requested to kindly ensure that the above directions are strictly followed,” it added. “In case of doubt, the recipient or taxpayer could check the authenticity of the notice or letter sent by the Assessing Officer or the IT officer. The attempt is to make e-communication by IT department safe, secure and reliable,” a senior finance ministry official said.The move follows a recent pilot project, the first of its nature, to commence an e-mail based assessment of 100 tax payers each in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Chennai regions. The order to mention e-mail ids and phone numbers is to lend credibility to the communication.It is aimed at reducing the physical visits to the income tax department, reported PTI.last_img read more

Japan to host 2019 G20 Saudi Arabia in 2020

first_imgJapan will host the G20 summit of leading nations in 2019, with Saudi Arabia presiding the 2020 edition, according to a statement Saturday winding up this year’s event in Hamburg.”We thank Germany for hosting a successful Hamburg summit,” it said after the summit, rocked by unprecedented violence as protestors clashed with riot police outside, “and look forward to meeting again in Argentina in 2018, in Japan in 2019 and in Saudi Arabia in 2020.”Under the terms of the revolving presidency G20 hosts can set the summit agenda and Germany this year used the opportunity to focus on development partnerships with Africa.In 2015, Turkey addressed how to tackle migration as the worst refugee crisis Europe has known since World War II threatened to overwhelm the region.last_img read more

Students Rally Support for Next Phase of HBCU Lawsuit

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROThe Maryland HBCU Matters Coalition teamed up with Morgan State University student leaders a week before the midterm elections, to send a message to candidates running in Maryland.“We can actually affect change if we  go out and vote for candidates who express support for our HBCU’s, so we can obtain what we deserve,” said  Morgan Student Government Association (SGA) president Kenold E. Pierre.   Pierre spoke to  scores of student leaders, faculty and staff gathered on the plaza outside of the Earl Richardson School of Business this week to hear an update on the HBCU lawsuit and appeal.Maryland HBCU’s (Courtesy Images/Logos)The groups held a rally protesting the State’s decision to appeal of the Maryland HBCU Equity case,  a US District Court ruling (2017) that would benefit the state’s four HBCU’s.  Oral arguments for the appeal are scheduled to be heard before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth District in Richmond, Va., the week of December 10.Zanyjah Riche,  student representative from the Political Science Association and Black Girls vote, who spoke at the rally, said she is dedicated to delivering the message.“We must have these conversations in the dormitories; in the cafeteria,” Riche said. “We have to light a fire under students with a knowledge of this court case, Riche emphasized.”“Through my involvement with the Political Science Association and Black Girls Vote, we will definitely make the connection between what is happening with the HBCU court case and next week’s vote. We have to vote for candidates who understand and are dedicated to supporting HBCU’s,” Riche said.HBCU Matters Coalition member and Morgan alumni Sharon Blake is working on the next event to  inform the Morgan community about the status of the Maryland HBCU trial and appeal.“I’m going to do what I can to move the agenda around HBCU’s.   Our goal is for all four campuses to hold an event to inform and update our HBCU’s about the trial and appeal,” Blake said.Blake said the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) will hold an HBCU Matters rally on November 17 and Morgan State will host an additional activity before the appeal hearing and dates for campus activities at Coppin State and Bowie State are still pending, Blake said.HBCU Matters Chairman, Marvin “Doc” Cheatham said he is looking for students, alumni and friends of Maryland’s HBCU’s to pack the 4th Circuit US Court of Appeals the week of December 10. “We don’t know the exact date, but we are reaching out and calling on at least 200 HBCU supporters to join us in Richmond,” Cheatham told the AFRO. Pierre said he and other Morgan classmates who live in the region are ready to travel to the be present at the appeal, even though it is scheduled at the end of the semester, a time when many students are preparing to head home.“I live in PG County so it’s not a long distance for me. I am willing to travel to Virginia and I encourage my classmates who can to make the sacrifice and join me,” said Pierre.last_img read more