Printer selection is one of the most important decisions for a magazine publisher. This is the vendor that handles what is the largest (or second-largest, after events) and most expensive product for most publishers, not to mention one that plays an increasing role in other publishing services, from database management to online content management systems. For a look at select printer services and capabilities, click here: Survey 1 Survey 2 As manufacturing and production staffs decrease at publishers, the printer role becomes even more important. “I used to be a production director, and recently I was at a social gathering with other former production directors and we’re all doing different things because we’ve chosen to leave or been asked to leave,” says Rob Brai, partner and COO at Superior Media Solutions. “Because no one is there anymore, CFOs and others have said, ‘Let the printer handle it, we don’t want to deal with the hassle.’”Vendor Selection: Beyond Price Let’s face it, price is probably the number one factor when evaluating printers. “Like on a job interview, it is something never discussed, as if it does not matter, and then somehow you always wind up going to the vendor with the best price,” says one b-to-b manufacturing and production executive.“The more volume that can be consolidated to one preferred printer, the better the process, and more opportunity to reduce cost,” says Phil Graham, senior vice president of operations at F+W Media. “The printer that currently handles our magazine and book printing is now producing all our subscription, promotional, and ancillary materials. Consolidating all that under one roof simplifies much of the logistics that you encounter when using multiple printers, and again you have the pricing benefit from the volume consolidation.”That workflow efficiency is key to attractive pricing. “Due to the reduction in ad pages, cost control is very important, so competitive pricing is very important,” says Keith Hammerbeck, corporate director of media operations at Advanstar Communications. “But along with this is making sure that printers are ‘efficient’. By this I mean do they have a short cut-off press to save paper, can they deliver large signatures to keep the cost per page down, have their paper spoilage percentages gone down over time, etc.”Scheduling: Are Printers and Publishers On the Same Page?Flexible scheduling is another critical area. “We are also looking for printers to be flexible with their schedules. If we need to hold an ad close open, the printer needs to work with us and still get us out in the number of days we expected,” says Hammerbeck.“I usually want to know their schedule, are they open 24/7, closed on certain holidays?” says another manufacturing and production executive. “At the end of the year, things can get hairy. Printers often close down several days because they are ‘not busy’, but then we still have a lot of things going at the end of the year.”Co-Mailing: Not Always a GivenWhile they may seem obvious, co-mailing and distribution services are not always provided. “Co-mail and other postage reducing services are very important,” says Hammerbeck. “Postage is now by far our largest mechanical expense, so offering postal savings is very important. This also applies to things such as tabloids, polybagged issues, etc. Not every printer can offer postal savings for these type of things.”Different publishers have different rules. “We use a couple different printers and with one, they do not have any major fulfillment, it is always handled by an outside partner in another state,” says a b-to-b manufacturing executive who wishes to remain nameless. “We used another printer for something, and they couldn’t send UPS out of the plant, just FedEx. When it comes to co-mail, we want to know what the discount is, what are the typical pool sizes and how many runs are done weekly?”Training and Customer ServiceStaff turnover at a printer can have a significant impact on relations. “I always ask about the customer service rep, their background and experience, their work volume and who their back-up is,” says a production executive at a major publisher. “I also want to know if the salesperson remains active on the account or do they walk away and leave someone else in charge?”Printers offering training for magazine manufacturing and production staffs is becoming increasingly important, especially with new digital services. “We don’t use our printer for most of these services because we have other suppliers we use, however we do want our printer to be proactive in regards to being able to offer training as needed, and work with us on making sure our instructions are being supplied properly,” says Hammerbeck.“When I worked for a major consumer publisher, informative trips to the printer were regularly offered to production staff,” adds another production executive. “For all I know, major publishing firms still continue this practice and the printers still accommodate such sessions. On the other hand, most of the problems that I’ve seen surfacing within the last 10 years have been directly related to a LACK of printing knowledge and production savvy on the part of the publication’s staff.”
R.I.P. Peter Fonda. Most will post about “Easy Rider” – a great film – but I’d also strongly recommend his 2nd movie as a director – the little known lyrical western “The Hired Hand” – We did an evening together celebrating it at the Cinematheque – Peter was so proud of that film pic.twitter.com/hfY3c0BVlI— Larry Karaszewski (@Karaszewski) August 16, 2019 My heart goes out to Jane over the loss of her brother. Peter Fonda was a revolutionary filmmaker during a revolutionary time. Born in the house I now live in, his spirit will be missed.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 16, 2019 In the 1969 hit Easy Rider, Peter Fonda (center) starred alongside Dennis Hopper in a cross-country road trip movie that would define a generation. Columbia Pictures Actor Peter Fonda — best known for co-writing, producing and co-starring in the 1969 cult classic biker movie Easy Rider — has died at age 79 from respiratory failure related to lung cancer, his family confirmed Friday. “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts,” the family said in a statement provided to multiple news outlets. “As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy.”As the son of actor Henry Fonda and brother to the equally talented Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda acted for over 50 years, with roles in such notable films as Easy Rider, The Limey, Ghost Rider, 3:10 to Yuma and The Ballad of Lefty Brown. Fonda was nominated for an Oscar for his acting in the 1997 movie Ulee’s Gold. “I am very sad,” his sister Jane said in a statement. “He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”Fonda also worked closely with B-movie director Roger Corman on two counterculture classic films — the 1966 biker movie The Wild Angels and the 1967 nightmarish LSD drug movie The Trip. Also known for his skills as a screenwriter, he was nominated for an Academy Award for best original screenplay for Easy Rider. Fonda’s more recent films included 2017’s The Most Hated Woman in America and 2019’s The Last Full Measure.Fonda’s fans, including filmmaker Edgar Wright, took to social media to pay tribute to the actor’s long film legacy. “RIP Peter Fonda, counter culture legend, groundbreaking actor and all round real life hero,” Wright tweeted on Friday. “His sampled voice in Primal Scream’s Loaded will echo on forever: ‘Just what is it that you want you to do…'””RIP Peter Fonda. Most will post about Easy Rider — a great film — but I’d also strongly recommend his 2nd movie as a director – the little known lyrical western The Hired Hand,” producer and writer Larry Karaszewski tweeted. “We did an evening together celebrating it at the Cinematheque – Peter was so proud of that film.” RIP Peter Fonda. Godspeed, Captain America.— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) August 16, 2019 Peter Fonda made an artful, elegiac western with Warren Oates called THE HIRED HAND. Watch it. pic.twitter.com/uvjyCoWI83— Travis Woods (@aHeartOfGould) August 16, 2019 RIP Peter Fonda, counter culture legend, groundbreaking actor and all round real life hero. His sampled voice in Primal Scream’s ‘Loaded’ will echo on forever: “Just what is it that you want you to do…” https://t.co/kVXWn7QQNA— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 16, 2019 Peter Fonda was a lovely person- a beautiful spirit. Peace at last Peter— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 17, 2019 2019 movies to geek out over Post a comment Tags Goodbye, Peter Fonda. 💔 I hope your trip to the great beyond was a groovy one. pic.twitter.com/Sgt0Jqoatq— Elle Schneider (@elleschneider) August 16, 2019 Share your voice Originally published Aug. 16, 5:15 p.m. PT. Peter Fonda should have won that Best Actor Oscar for Ulee’s Gold in 1998 and I’d shout it in Jack Nicholson’s living room. Go watch it this weekend. His performance is astonishing. pic.twitter.com/uJGGGhRBxc— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 16, 2019 0 EASY RIDER depicted the rise of hippie culture, condemned the establishment, and celebrated freedom. Peter Fonda embodied those values and instilled them in a generation. Independent cinema begins with EASY RIDER. Period. #RIPCaptainAmerica pic.twitter.com/HkprgavIM2— Illeana Douglas (@Illeanarama) August 16, 2019 Iconic PETER FONDA 1940-2019. Rest in Peace, “Easy Rider.” You got your money’s worth in this life.Said Jane Fonda: “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.” pic.twitter.com/Udc5b7sIPp— Theron Bell ⚾️ (@theronbell16) August 16, 2019 TV and Movies “Yeah, I’m, I’m hip about time. But I just gotta go.”Peter Fonda, 1940-2019. pic.twitter.com/bu6ODPNkih— Alamo Drafthouse (@alamodrafthouse) August 16, 2019 Peter Fonda was one of the oddest people I’ve ever met, and honestly, I think he’d be thrilled to know I remembered him that way. What a life.— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) August 16, 2019 77 Photos My first job on a film set was as Peter Fonda’s personal driver. He sat in the front seat with me and told me stories about Easy Rider. He was kind and generous and patient. A tender spirit. A special man. pic.twitter.com/wMxhrIdnMX— ᴅᴀɴɪᴇʟ ɴᴏᴀʜ (@_danielnoah_) August 16, 2019
.Eighteen additional judges, who were appointed to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court for two years on Wednesday, were sworn in on Thursday afternoon.Chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge at 3:00pm.The 18 HC additional judges are Md Abu Ahmed Jamadar, International Crimes Tribunal member; Md Mostafizur Rahman, additional secretary to the law and justice division; Fatema Najib, Narsingdi district and sessions judge; Md Quamrul Hossain Mollah, metropolitan sessions judge of Dhaka; SM Kuddus Zaman, district and sessions judge of Dhaka; Md Atoar Rahman, divisional special judge of Dhaka; deputy attorneys general Khijir Hayat, Shashanka Shekhar Sarker, SM Moniruzzaman, Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir and Khondakar Diliruzzaman; and Supreme Court lawyers SM Abdul Mobin, Mohammad Ali, Mahiuddin Shamim, Md Reaz Uddin Khan, Md Khairul Alam, Ahmed Rasel and KM Hafizul Alam.Earlier on Wednesday, the law ministry published a gazette notification on their appointment.It said the president made the appointment exercising his power under section 98 of the constitution.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits a camp for displaced earthquake and liquefaction victims in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 12 October 2018. Reuters File PhotoUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all to stand up for journalists, truth and justice saying truth never dies.”Reporting is not a crime.Together, let us stand up for journalists, for truth and for justice,” he said in a message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists that falls on 2 November.The UN chief called on governments and the international community to protect journalists and create the conditions they need to do their work.”On this day, I pay tribute to journalists who do their jobs every day despite intimidation and threats. Their work – and that of their fallen colleagues — reminds us that truth never dies. Neither must our commitment to the fundamental right to freedom of expression,” he said.In just over a decade, Guterres said, more than a thousand journalists have been killed while carrying out their indispensable work.Nine out of ten cases are unresolved, with no one held accountable, he added.”Female journalists are often at greater risk of being targeted not only for their reporting but also because of their gender, including through the threat of sexual violence,” Guterres said.This year alone, he said, at least 88 journalists have been killed and many thousands more have been attacked, harassed, detained or imprisoned on spurious charges, without due process.”This is outrageous. This should not become the new normal.When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price,” said the UN chief.He said he deeply troubled by the growing number of attacks and the culture of impunity.Meanwhile, the European Union said democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. “Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions.”But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity, it said in a declaration marking the day.”Free journalism is the backbone of free societies: undermining it means undermining our own freedom,” reads the EU declaration.The EU paid tribute to all those journalists around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks in the exercise of their profession. “We also pay tribute to all those brave journalists who are taking up the work of their colleagues who can no longer pursue their investigations.”The EU said it will continue to use all appropriate external policy and financial instruments to enhance the quality of journalism, access to public information and freedom of expression.
Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal and chief of Trinamool Congress (TMC), waves towards her supporters during a road show ahead of the last phase of India’s general election in Kolkata, India on 16 May 2019. Reuters File PhotoDays after her Trinamool Congress suffered huge reverses in the Lok Sabha polls, a visibly distraught West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had promised to “take care of my party”.True to her words, over the past two months, Banerjee has been spending more time in organisational matters, meeting party leaders from the districts and trying to figure out strategies to checkmate a determined challenger BJP.Perhaps the biggest step has been the decision to rope in political strategist Prashant Kishor – known for giving winning formula to a number of governments over the past five years.Banerjee has had two rounds of meetings with Kishor so far, and political analysts feel some of the decisions like exhorting her party workers to hold demonstrations asking the BJP to return black money may have his imprint.But even before Kishor arrived on the scene, Banerjee had raised the issue of cut money – or bribe or commission beneficiaries had to pay, mostly to Trinamool leaders, to get government services and benefits of its social welfare schemes.Following a feedback that the people in villages and towns turned against the Trinamool in the Lok Sabha polls as they were fed up of paying local ruling party leaders a certain percentage of the amounts of government grants, scholarships, widow pensions or housing schemes, Banerjee publicly asked the Trinamool workers to return the money to the people.It was an effort at improving her own image as well as that of the party, but it is debatable whether the move backfired as the BJP seized on the opportunity to “expose” Trinamool leaders and public representatives by surrounding their houses and offices and raising high pitch demand for return of cut-money.Images broadcast daily on television channels of Trinamool leaders actually returning money to the people or promising to do so, may not be the best of advertisement for the party.Actor Rudranil Ghosh, now seemingly estranged from the Trinamool after being close to Banerjee for years, articulated the same.”She brought the word ‘cut-money’ following which people (read Trinamool functionaries and public representatives) are returning some amount which is creating a perception that perhaps the party runs on cut money. I also didn’t really like countering cut money issue with black money,” Ghosh said.Besides, the chief minister has tried to give a fresh ammunition to her party workers – hassled over the cut money protests – at her 21 July martyrs’ day rally by claiming that the BJP leaders indulged in corruption over giving LPG connection, petrol pump licences and setting up of LPG outlets under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana.She exhorted Trianmool activists to go to villages and ask the BJP leaders and workers to account for the “cut money they have taken” in the PMUY.Trinamool sources said party workers have been asked to get list of PMUY beneficiaries from local dealers, prepare list of influential BJP leaders in that particular area and go door to door asking the people whether they had to pay bribes for getting the benefit.Already cases have been registered against some BJP leaders, and – in a not-so-subtle message to the administration – Banerjee said at the rally that she favoured a probe into the complaints.Soon after the declaration of election results, an upbeat BJP – having won a rich haul of 18 seats, as against only two it grabbed in 2014 – had organised protest demonstrations outside Trinamool offices and even took control of a number of such buildings.However, prompted by Banerjee, the Trinamool workers flexed muscles and have regained control of many of them.With the BJP constantly poaching on her councillors and organisational leaders, Banerjee instructed senior party functionaries to get in touch with former leaders who have now for some reason or the other distanced themselves from Trinamool.Towards that end, party secretary general Partha Chatterjee paid a late night visit on Tuesday to the residence of estranged party leader and former city mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who was for decades one of Banerjee’s most trusted aid.Sovan Chatterjee, who also held several important ministerial portfolios in the past, was forced to step down as mayor and resign from the ministry after the chief minister got irritated over his constant public frictions with his wife and “friendship” with a woman college principal.However, it appears the former mayor has not given any assurance to Chatterjee, despite the latter’s fervent pleas to his old colleague to return to the party fold.Amid a perception in the Trinamool ranks of the non-Bengali Hindus having sided with the BJP in large numbers during the Lok Sabha polls, Banerjee has been propagating a Bangla (meaning both the state and the Bengali language) and Bengalee (those whose mother tongue is Bengali) line, in order to woo the local Bengali speaking populace.To take on the BJP’s “Jai Sriram” slogan, which the saffron outfit recently raised in Banerjee’s presence regularly leading to the Trinamool chief losing her cool, she has advocated ‘Jai Bangla’ and ‘Jai Hind’ as counters.’Jai Hind’ was the war cry of the Indian National Army of revolutionary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, one of the glorious sons of Bengal.’Jai Bangla’ and ‘Jai Hind’ in Bengali script now also figure in the display picture (DP) of all top Trinamool leaders on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, as also the party’s website.There is also a stress on highlighting the achievements of Bengal’s heroic figures, particularly of those from the 19th century Renaissance period.
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “Experiencing the brothers back together again is the news that everyone hoped for and we can’t wait to share this intimate and compelling documentary special with all of our customers,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement when the project was announced.“Chasing Happiness” is from Philymack and Federal Films (a new division of Universal Music Group’s Republic Records) in association with UMG’s Polygram Entertainment and Amazon Studios. Executive producers are Phil McIntyre, John Varvatos, Monte Lipman and Dana Sano. The film’s producers are Reece Pearson, Steve Ecclesine and Grant MacDowell, and it’s directed by John Lloyd Taylor.In announcing the documentary’s premiere date, Amazon released a video clip of the Jonas Brothers asking Alexa who her favorite member of the group is: Latido Acquires ‘Historias Lamentables,’ From ‘Champions’ Javier Fesser (EXCLUSIVE) Popular on Variety “Chasing Happiness,” a documentary about the newly reunited Jonas Brothers, will premiere Tuesday, June 4, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide.The film promises never-before-seen footage of Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas, starting with their early days growing up in New Jersey in a family struggling to make ends meet. It follows them to their heights of stardom — and the events surrounding their 2013 breakup. “Chasing Happiness” also shows the brothers rebuilding their relationships as siblings and band mates, leading to their first new album since 2009.In their heyday, the Jonas Brothers earned two No. 1 albums and sold out shows across three continents, selling over 17 million-plus albums with over 1 billion streams worldwide. The trio announced their reunion earlier this year with their hit single “Sucker,” which has topped 445 million global streams to date. Last month, the group announced their first album since 2009, “Happiness Begins,” set to release June 7 via Republic Records. In addition, they announced details for their 40-city Happiness Begins Tour this summer and fall with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. They’re also slated to be the musical guests on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend (May 11). Related Eight Charged with Running Illegal TV Show and Movie Streaming Services
We all have morning rituals, and these habits can shape how the rest of our day goes. For Marie Claire fashion director, TV personality and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia, it starts with her shoes.“Shoes set [the] tone for what kind of day I’m going to have,” Garcia told Entrepreneur.Related: 4 Marketing Ideas From the Fashion Industry Every Business Can UseBut for some women, fashion is so important that they’re willing to give up comfort for style, wearing shoes so uncomfortable it can be hard to focus. However, they shouldn’t have to. “Technology is moving very fast and it’s facilitating all aspects of our lives, so the next step is how to deliver on the fashion and the practical,” Garcia says. That’s why she’s serving as an advisor to True Gault, a tech infused shoe company.True Gault has customers scanning their feet to create a custom pair of shoes. The process is simple: the scanning is done via the True Gault app, which uses 3D imaging to create virtual models of a user’s feet, and users can then create and order a custom pair of shoes that will be handmade and delivered to their door in less than four weeks.And while nearly every industry — from food to education to automotive — has been getting its own tech makeover in the past decade, Garcia thinks fashion is next on the horizon. “We’re in a world where we get our groceries delivered, where we Uber everywhere — everything is in a streamlined process and the next [industry] is fashion,” she says.We spoke to Garcia to learn further insights on fashion and dressing for success.Shoes determine the type of day you’re going to have.Whether you’re running from meeting to meeting or have a day of running errands — choose your shoes accordingly. Because your shoes are not only an indicator of your personality or style, they can determine how you’re going to feel and what you’re going to achieve that day.Related: Why You Still Have to Dress for SuccessAt least that’s what Garcia believes. “The first thing I do in the morning is look at what my day is like and choose shoes first,” she says.And no, having a slew of back-up shoes under your desk doesn’t cut it. Focus on your presentation from when you wake up, and make sure your outfit caters to everything you have to do that day.“I think it’s very archaic to have a slew of shoes, or to be carrying your sneakers,” Garcia says. “I don’t think we’re living in that kind of world.”Comfort breeds confidence.The term “dress for success” isn’t far-fetched — many studies have found that when you like what you’re wearing, your confidence gets a boost. But that doesn’t mean you should slip into any old shoes just because they’re comfortable, or cram your feet into a pair of too-small pumps.Feeling confident starts with being comfortable. Not only is your confidence lifted when you’re comfortable, but research shows that productivity and efficiency are affected too. You won’t be productive all day if you’re worrying about your outfit or taking your shoes on and off.Related: 6 Ways to Immediately Boost Your Self-Confidence“I’ve always said comfort is confidence,” Garcia says. “When you are comfortable in what you’re wearing, you immediately emanate that confidence. It’s very much reflective in the way you handle yourself, and shoes are a big part of it.” 4 min read Listen Now Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer August 2, 2017 Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger.