Adobe Premiere Video Tutorial: How to Create Live Text Templates

first_imgThis video was shared from’s website. Thanks for the great tutorials, guys! If you want to learn more about the latest update to Adobe’s Creative Cloud check out our post that outlines the updates and how they apply to video editors.Have any tips for using the new feature?Share in the comments below. Easily create and edit text templates with the new Live Text Template feature integrating After Effects into Premiere.If you haven’t heard already, Adobe has just recently updated every program in the Creative Cloud. Some notable updates include new keying features in After Effects, 6K support in Premiere and Reference Images in SpeedGrade, but one update that has everyone excited is the new Live Text Template compatibility between After Effects and Premiere.In short, Live Text Templates are text templates created in After Effects that can be edited, duplicated and manipulated in Premiere. This feature is surely going to speed up editing times, especially for those who edit TV shows or documentaries (make those lower third changes faster than ever).In the following tutorial created by we will learn how to use the new Live Text Template feature and how to create your very own template. The video covers:Creating templates in After EffectsFormatting a TemplateSaving Templates out of After EffectsImporting Templates into PremiereEditing Text Templates in Premierelast_img read more

‘Some people trying to destroy Goa’s harmony’

first_imgPanaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar cautioned citizens on Friday that “some people” were trying to destroy the State’s communal harmony. Speaking informally to reporters at his ancestral home in Parra in North Coastal Goa, Mr. Parrikar said Ganesh Chaturthi was a festival for people of all religions in the State. He said Catholics visit Hindus on Ganesh festival and Hindus visit Catholic homes on Christmas daya. Mr. Parrikar said, “In spite of a lot of efforts to destroy it (communal harmony) by some people, by trying to divide the society on communal lines, I think people know very well (how to maintain it).”last_img read more

Mamata’s relative in a spot over fracas at airport

first_imgTrinamool Congress MP and nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday denied allegations levelled against his wife Rijura Naroola by Customs officials posted at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. He alleged that she was being “targeted for being associated with him”.A complaint by Additional Commissioner of Customs S.K. Biswas has alleged that Ms. Naroola, along with a fellow passenger and police personnel, resorted to criminal intimidation and voluntarily/ intentionally obstructed Customs officials from discharge of their duties. According to the complaint letter, the incident took place on the intervening night of March 15 and 16 when Ms. Naroola arrived at the NSCBI airport on a Thai Airways flight.“A number of news portals, websites and a few national publications have published the news that my wife was detained with 2 kg of gold. There is no truth in the news and we will take legal action against these publications,” Mr. Banerjee said. He added that a complaint had been registered against custom officials for harassing his wife.The Trinamool Congress MP questioned why the gold his wife was allegedly caught with, was not confiscated. “Was the chowkidaar sleeping,” he asked.Role of policeAsked about the intervention of the police in the matter, the MP said since his wife was suffering from “some medical conditions”, a lady staff was there to assist her.The Customs complaint, however, mentions the presence of several policemen, including a Sub-Inspector, from the airport police station. “They were interfering in discharge of duty by customs officers and pressurising them to release the passengers,” the letter said.Referring to the issue, the BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta said, “The matter should be brought in public domain, because certain people have blocked it out. The onus falls on Customs [officials] so that West Bengal does not become an island of VIP nepotism.”last_img read more

Protest against ‘Muslim’ faculty continues in BHU

first_imgProtests against the appointment of a “Muslim” assistant professor in the Sanskrit Faculty of Banaras Hindu University continued on Tuesday, 12 days after it began.The university, however, reiterated that the appointment was made as per norms and there was no need for further clarification.The students opposed to the appointment of Assistant Professor Firoz Khan in the Sahitya (Literature) Department of the Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyan of the central university staged a sit-in and recited the Hanuman Chalisa. They argued that Mr. Khan may be eligible to teach the Sanskrit ‘language’ but not the Sanskrit ‘vidya dharma’, primarily due to his religious identity.The students have been demanding that Mr. Khan be transferred to another faculty. ‘Dharma yudh’“The dharma yudh (holy war) goes on,” posted Shubham Tiwary, one of the students leading the protest, on Facebook.While he was not reachable on phone, in another Facebook post Mr. Tiwary, a Ph.D scholar, said: “Everyone has rights over a language, but not over religion”.Umakant Chaturvedi, the head of department, said the deadlock was still on and classes were not being held in the department.Amid speculation that the administration held another meeting to convince the students to drop the protests and resume classes, BHU spokesperson Rajesh Singh clarified there was no such discussion by the Vice-Chancellor on Tuesday. “Once appointment is made as per rules, we have taken a stand, [there is] no use to reiterate it,” the spokesperson said.However, asked about Mr. Khan not being able to discharge his duties as a teacher, Mr. Singh said: “He has officially joined and is getting his salary.”Mr. Khan did not respond to phone calls.last_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan should play Dhyan Chand on screen, says Abhishek Bachchan

first_imgActor Abhishek Bachchan feels superstar Shah Khan Khan should make a movie on legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand and also essay his role on-screen as he looks like him.The late Indian hockey player is remembered for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals during an era where India was the most dominant team in the game.Abhishek Bachchan sees a strong resemblance between Shah Rukh Khan and hockey legend Dyhan ChandKnown as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control, Chand played his final international match in 1948.”A sportsman whose life will be fantastic on screen is Major Dhyan Chand. It will be an unbelievable story. These are the stories that need to be told. I told Shah Rukh Khan (during the shoot of Happy New Year) to make a film on it and play the protagonist, because he looks a lot like him.”If you see his photo…just need to change Shah Rukh’s hair a bit. Shah Rukh was a hockey player. I think he will be fantastic, said Abhishek on the sidelines of an event here.Two-three years back, apparently, multiple biopics on Chand were in the pipeline and Shah Rukh was one of the choices to play the sporting hero on big screen.Earlier, SRK had reportedly confirmed that he was approached for a movie based on the legendary sportsman.Hockey, as a sport, isn’t new to SRK. He has been an athlete throughout his school and college life and has played the game. Not many may know that SRK, during his school days captained the football and hockey teams besides playing cricket at the zonal and national levels.advertisementAbhishek, who owns a Kabaddi team Jaipur Pink Panthers, plans to make a film based on it in future.”I would love to do it in the future but not right now. The history of Kabaddi is fantastic. It has his origin in is over 3,000 years old. So you can get a lot of exciting content but let it build, then we will think of making it. If you do it (make the film) right now and if it doesn’t work then it becomes disappointing. So let Kabaddi get that recognition and then I would love to do it (make a film on it),” Abhishek said.last_img read more

Champions Trophy 2017: Captain Angelo Mathews to miss Sri Lanka’s opener vs South Africa

first_imgSri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is likely to miss the team’s Champions Trophy opener against South Africa on Saturday with a calf injury, the cricket board has said.A nagging hamstring problem has kept Mathews out of international cricket since January but the all-rounder, who turns 30 on Friday, was declared fit ahead of the team’s departure to the United Kingdom.”Mathews… had complained of stiffness and pain, prompting the Team management to conduct radiographic investigations which revealed a strain on the muscle,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.”Mathews will engage in supervised recovery over the next few days but will most likely sit out the first group stage match against South Africa,” it added.Upul Tharanga, likely to lead the team in Mathews’ absence, made 95 in last Friday’s warm-up match against Australia but skipped the second practice match against New Zealand.Sri Lanka have been drawn in Group B of the eight-team tournament, which also includes India and Pakistan.last_img read more

ADI: bidirectional buck-boost controller for 12V-12V redundant battery systems

first_img Continue Reading Previous Portwell: medical grade 10.1 Inch panel PC designed for HMI and hospital bedside terminalNext ROHM: automotive grade buck DC/DC converters contribute to safe assisted driving Analog Devices announces the Power by Linear LT8708/-1, a 98% efficient bidirectional buck-boost switching regulator controller that operates between two batteries that have the same voltage, which are ideal for redundancy in self-driving cars. The LT8708/-1 operates from an input voltage that can be above, below or equal to the output voltage, making it well suited for two each 12V, 24V or 48V batteries commonly found in electric and hybrid vehicles. It operates between two batteries and prevents system shut-down should one of the batteries fail. The LT8708/-1 can also be used in 48V/12V and 48V/24V dual battery systems.The LT8708/-1 operates with a single inductor over a 2.8V to 80V input voltage range and can produce an output voltage from 1.3V to 80V, delivering up to several kilowatts of power depending on the choice of external components and number of phases. It simplifies bidirectional power conversion in battery/capacitor backup systems that need regulation of VOUT, VIN, and/or IOUT, IIN, both in the forward or reverse direction. This device’s six independent forms of regulation allow it to be used in numerous applications.The LT8708-1 is used in parallel with the LT8708 to add power and phases. The LT8708-1 always operates as a slave to the master LT8708, can be clocked out-of-phase and has the capability to deliver as much power as the master. One or more slaves can be connected to a single master, proportionally increasing power and current capability of the system.Another application is for an input voltage to power a load, where this same input voltage is used to power a LT8708/-1 circuit that charges a battery or bank of supercapacitors. When the input voltage goes away, the load maintains power without disruption from the battery or supercaps by way of the LT8708’s bidirectional capability.Forward and reverse current can be monitored and limited for the input and output sides of the converter. All four current limits (forward input, reverse input, forward output and reverse output) can be set independently using four resistors. In combination with the DIR (direction) pin, the chip can be configured to process power from VIN to VOUT or from VOUT to VIN ideal for automotive, solar, telecom and battery-powered systems.The LT8708 is available in a 5 x 8mm QFN-40 package. Three temperature grades are available, with operation from –40 to 125°C for the extended and industrial grades and a high temp automotive range of –40°C to 150°C.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Perth Test: Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja fight with each other on the field

first_imgSeems, all is not well in the Indian camp. On the fourth day of the recently-concluded second Test against Australia in Perth, two senior players from the visiting team – Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja were seen having a heated discussion on the field.The official broadcasters of the ongoing four-Test series Down Under did not miss the opportunity to play the clip of the animated exchanges during the fifth and final day’s play at the Perth Stadium.There is no clear explanation as to what led to the rift between Ishant and Jadeja but it seems the former was not happy with the latter’s fielding position. Notably, Jadeja, who was benched after being named in the 13-man squad, was on the field as a substitute fielder.Ishant and Jadeja can be seen pointing fingers at each other during a brief break in between overs. As the discussion gets heated up, the two come face-to-face along the wicket at the venue before being separated by teammates Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav.Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, while commentating for Channel 7, pointed out that things got a bit heated up between Ishant and Jadeja.”Who knows what they’re talking about, it does seem very animated, there’s lots of finger pointing. Things have obviously got a little bit heated between these two,” Ponting said.Ishant Sharma & Ravindra Jadeja were caught fighting & abusing on field yesterday. They were seen pointing fingers at each other in an animated argument. They were separated by Kuldeep & Shami. What’s going on in Indian dressing room? #AUSvIND Agarwal (@abhishek2526) December 18, 2018Meanwhile, Australia knocked over the last five Indian batsmen for a mere 28 runs to win the second Test level the four-match series 1-1 on Tuesday.Resuming on their overnight score of 112 for 5, India were banking on Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant, their last recognised pair, to pull off a miracle on a difficult pitch at the Optus stadium on the final day.But the Indian lower middle-order and the tail-enders were no match for the Aussie bowlers as the visitors got bowled out for 140 in just over an hour in the first session.Vihari was the first wicket to fall on the final day when he got an inside-edge on his thigh pad off a quick delivery from Starc and the ball carried all the way to Marcus Harris at mid-wicket.Pant followed soon as he got sent back by Nathan Lyon once again in this series for 30. Starc and Pat Cummins then finished off the tail-enders, getting rid of Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah in successive overs to trigger the celebrations in the Australian camp.Off-spinner Lyon and fast bowler Starc finished as the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets each while Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins got 2 each.The win was Australia’s first since the unfortunate ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test in March this year and Tim Paine’s first as since he succeeded Steve Smith, who is serving a one-year ban for his involvement in the unfortunate incident against South Africa.Also Read | IPL 2019 Auction: When and where to watch IPL 2019 Auction LiveAlso Read | Tim Paine relieved after registering first Test win as Australia captainlast_img read more

Joelinton joins Newcastle in club-record £35m deal

first_imgNewcastle have completed the signing of Hoffenheim striker Joelinton in a club-record £35 million ($44m) deal.The Brazilian’s fee breaks the previous record of £20.5 million ($27m), which the Magpies paid to sign Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United earlier this year.Joelinton becomes Steve Bruce’s first signing as Newcastle head coach after the former Sheffield Wednesday boss was named Rafa Benitez’s successor last week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He will wear the famous No. 9 shirt at St James’ Park and has signed a six-year deal that will keep him at the club through until 2025.“I’m really happy to be here,” he said in a statement. “I know it’s a large investment that the club has made in me, and that comes with a huge responsibility.“I’m highly motivated and hope to give back on the pitch.”Bruce added of his new frontman: “The kid’s got an exciting time ahead of him. He’s a smashing young player and we’re obviously delighted to get him. It’s been going on for a little bit now, so to get him is great for everybody.“He’s got everything that a modern-day player wants. He’s big, strong and athletic, and of course he’s got age on his side too which is vitally important.“He’s learned the history and wanted it (the number nine shirt), and that’s always a big shirt to fill. But in his eyes, it was ‘bring it on – it’s what I’m here for’.”He’s risen to that challenge, and I’m sure he will be a big, big favourite of the supporters. He’s got an incredible work-rate about him, he’s got a really good humility about him, and all the attributes a top striker needs.”The 22-year-old is a much-needed reinforcement for a team that has lost several key attacking players from last season. Last year’s top scorer Salomon Rondon returned to West Brom after spending the season on loan with Newcastle, and was promptly sold to Benitez’s new side Dalian Yifang.In addition, Ayoze Perez joined Leicester City and Joselu departed to link up with Alaves in his native Spain.The Magpies will hope Joelinton can help fill the void, with the Brazilian having netted 11 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions for Hoffenheim last season.Prior to last season Joelinton spent two campaigns on loan with Rapid Vienna, where he scored 15 league goals in 60 appearances.last_img read more

ESPN Releases Early Prediction For Notre Dame-Georgia

first_imgGeorgia and Notre Dame players line up for a snap in 2017. They will have their rematch in College Football Week 4.SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 09: Lamont Gaillard #53 of the Georgia Bulldogs gets ready to snap the ball during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on September 9, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Georgia won 20-19. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Looking ahead to next weekend in college football, Notre Dame-Georgia is one of the biggest matchups on the docket.This battle of top 10 teams is the second game of a home-and-home between the two storied programs. Georgia won the first meeting in South Bend two years ago.The Bulldogs have handled their business through three weeks, beating Vanderbilt, Murray State and Arkansas State with no problems. Notre Dame, meanwhile, beat Louisville in its season-opener and moved to 2-0 with a 66-14 thrashing of New Mexico yesterday.ESPN’s early prediction for the game is out. The FPI favors Georgia at home, unsurprisingly. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Georgia has a 67.3 % chance of winning next Saturday, according to ESPN’s Matchup Predictor.All eyes will be on Athens come Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET.CBS will broadcast the action as its SEC primetime game.Notre Dame and Georgia have only met three times before, with the Bulldogs winning the previous two matchups in 1981 and 2017.last_img read more

Rolls-Royce Nets One for Island Offshore

first_imgMay 28, 2014 zoom Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to design and equip a large offshore support vessel for Norwegian ship owner Island Offshore.The vessel, named Island Victory, will be a multi-functional design with a flexible operational profile, and will be one of the largest vessels in Island Offshore’s fleet.The UT 797 CX design from Rolls-Royce features a 250 ton offshore crane, Remotely Operated Vessels (ROV’s) and a large moon pool. This will enable the vessel to perform heavy anchor handling operations and deep sub-sea installation work.The bollard pull will be more than 400 tons and the vessels will be 123 meters long and encompass a deck area of 1100 square meters.Håvard Ulstein, Island Offshore CEO, said: “This will be an extremely strong workhorse with many capabilities. We are confident that Island Victory will be commissioned fast, as the need for subsea work is rising. The flexibility of also being an excellent anchor handling vessel makes it additionally attractive.”Island Victory will have room for 110 people and will therefore be suitable for use as an accommodation vessel in oilfields.The contract value to Rolls-Royce is approximately GBP 35m (USD 58.5m). Delivery is scheduled from Vard Brevik in Norway in the second quarter of 2016.The hull of the vessel will be delivered from Vard Tulcea in Romania.last_img read more

Grants Awarded to Promote Mineral Exploration

first_imgNineteen prospector grants totalling $184,250 and three shared funding grants totalling $140,000 were announced today, July 6, to help find and develop mineral deposits across the province. “These grants, from the Mineral Incentive Program, play an important role in encouraging exploration that ultimately leads to new mines and job creation in rural Nova Scotia,” said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines. “This year the grants will support projects that will explore for several minerals across Nova Scotia including gold, zinc, and lithium.” Prospector grants of up to $15,000 fund activities by prospectors on grassroots exploration activities to find economically viable mineral resources in Nova Scotia. Shared funding grants provide up to 50 per cent of eligible costs and are a cost-sharing initiative between industry and government designed to fund advanced exploration and evaluation activities beyond the grassroots level. “Based on $30,000 of prospector grant funding I have put in place agreements that could lead to more than $7 million in exploration projects in Yarmouth County over the next four years,” said prospector John Wightman. “This is just one example of how the Nova Scotia Mineral Incentive Program is helping prospectors and exploration companies attract new investment in the province’s mineral industry.” “The mineral incentive program supports mineral exploration that can lead to new mines, providing good jobs and economic development in rural Nova Scotia,” said Sean Kirby, executive director of the Mining Association of Nova Scotia. “It is an important tool for encouraging exploration and attracting investment, and we are very pleased that the government is continuing the program.” Applications were evaluated by a panel of three from the department’s Geoscience and Mines Branch. Evaluations were based on the quality and merit of the work proposal and the potential that the project could lead to a new mineral discovery or significantly advance a project. A map showing project locations and a list of recipients for 2016-17 can be found at Further information about the program is available at read more

Fake police arrest and force woman to deposit cash in latest Canada

first_imgVANCOUVER – Vancouver police say there’s a new twist on a Canada Revenue Agency scam they’ve been warning the public about and the swindle involves being arrested.Police say a 58-year-old woman received a phone call on Wednesday afternoon from someone claiming to be from the agency, who said she owed $6,000 in taxes and there was a warrant for her arrest.The woman was contacted again by a person claiming to be with the RCMP and he convinced her to give out personal information, including her location.Police say two men showed up at her door, dressed as RCMP officers complete with what appeared to be firearms, handcuffed her and put her in the back seat of an older-model sedan.The woman was driven to a Bitcoin machine in Surrey, B.C., to deposit the cash and the two men left the area without the victim.Const. Jason Doucette says taking control of someone like that can be considered kidnapping and they remind people to hang up if anyone calls claiming to be from the Canadian Revenue Agency.last_img read more

Moroccan Ministry of Interior Files Lawsuit Against Chabat over Accusations of

Casablanca – The Ministry of Interior decided on February 9 to file a lawsuit against the accusations of the Secretary-General of the Independent Party (PI), Hamid Chabat, that the “deep state” murdered two politicians. In an article shared in the PI’s official website that created controversy in Morocco, the state was accused of orchestrating the assassination of two prominent politicians, Ahmed  Zaidi and Abdellah Baha who died in Oued Cherrat near Rabat on November 9, and December 7, 2014 respectively.Although the article was deleted from the website, Morocco’s Interior Ministry filed a complaint yesterday against Chabat and his party and called upon the Ministry of Justice to open investigation in this subject-matter. According to the Arabic-language news website, Alyaoum24, the Ministry of Justice has begun an investigation into the allegations following the Ministry of Interior’s request.The article came in response to a media fury surrounding Chabat after his statements on the territorial integrity of Mauritania, which caused uproar inside and outside Morocco.Recently, Rachid Nini, editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Alakhbar,  wrote an article revealing information relating to the properties of Hamid Chabat, which the PI’s article considered an attack by the “deep state” on Chabat and his party.“But unfortunately, those who think that they control the political game believe that the moment when Hamid Chabat must be gotten rid of has come, which denotes ‘Oued Cherrat methods’ as a purely Moroccan-Moroccan method to destroy those who swim against the current,” said the article, noting that ‘Oued Cherrat methods’ means physical, moral and societal termination of individuals.This is not the first time Chabat has alluded to the probability of being murdered by what he claims to be “undemocratic forces trying to manipulate the political scene in Morocco from behind the curtains.”In an interview with France 24 earlier this month, Chabat stated that he was ready to donate his organs whether his death is “natural or not natural.” read more

Stolen California dog returned after theft video goes viral

RUBIDOUX, Calif. — A California woman is overjoyed after her stolen pet dog was returned with the help of a security video posted on social media.The Orange County Register reports that Melissa Cortez’s pug, Andrew, was returned to her Tuesday by the Spectrum cable company.The newspaper reports that a neighbour’s security video taken midday Monday showed a man who was driving a Spectrum van take the 10-month-old puppy from the yard outside Cortez’s home about 53 miles (85 kilometres) east of Los Angeles.Cortez says she filed a report with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, but the cable company contacted her after two video clips were posted to social media and widely shared.Spectrum says the unnamed employee has been fired.Police say no one has been arrested.___Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.comThe Associated Press read more

Indian Finance Minister Jaitley opts out of new government

NEW DELHI — India’s finance minister, who carried out Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic initiatives including tax and welfare reforms, has decided not to join Modi’s new government to be sworn in Thursday, citing health reasons.Arun Jaitley, who underwent a kidney transplant last year, on Wednesday released a letter he wrote to Modi saying he would like to stay away from any responsibility in the new Cabinet.Jaitley was a key figure in the government as well as in handling the affairs of Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.He took a three-month break from work last year after undergoing the transplant surgery. In January, he travelled to the United States for a medical checkup.The Associated Press read more

Canadian Natural Resources hikes dividend despite losing 776 million

CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. lost $776 million in the fourth quarter compared with a profit of $396 million a year earlier as it was hit by low prices for Canadian oil.However, the company raised its quarterly dividend to 37.5 per share compared with its earlier payment to shareholders of 33.5 cents per share.Canadian Natural says its loss amounted to 64 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Dec. 31 compared with a profit of 32 cents per diluted share in the last three months of 2017.On an adjusted basis, it says it lost $255 million or 21 cents per share in the quarter compared with an adjusted profit of $565 million or 46 cents per share a year earlier.Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of 14 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Production in the quarter averaged 1,081,368 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 1,020,094 in the fourth quarter of 2017.Related Stories:Microsoft approves $40 bln share repurchase programDollarama misses expectations on profit, but hikes sales forecastFluor cuts dividend in half, to sell some assetsFor the full year, Canadian Natural reported a profit of $2.59 billion or $2.12 per diluted share compared with a profit of $2.40 billion or $2.03 per diluted share in 2017. read more

Rogers stops the presses on 4 magazines cuts back others due to

A copy of Canadian Business magazine is seen in a shop, in Montreal, Friday, September 30, 2016. Rogers Communications announced it will stop publishing the magazine along with Flare, MoneySense and Sportsnet and offer online versions only. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz TORONTO – Rogers Media announced Friday a sweeping overhaul of its magazines — with Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business becoming online-only publications — in response to declines in subscribers and print advertising revenue.Other changes to take effect in January will see Maclean’s, Chatelaine and Today’s Parent cut the number of print editions that they publish. Maclean’s, the national current affairs magazine founded more than a century ago, will go from weekly to monthly issues, while Chatelaine and Today’s Parent will now be published six times a year.“What we’ve seen is over the past five years a gradual dwindling of the subscriber business across most of our titles,” Steve Maich, senior vice-president of digital content and publishing at Rogers Media, said in an interview.“There are certainly exceptions. But the bigger issue is our ability to monetize those audiences through advertising. The magazine business held up relative to the newspaper business quite well for a long time, but in recent years what we’ve found is the advertising dedicated to Canadian magazines has started to drop off quite rapidly.”For instance, print advertising revenue for Rogers Media plunged more than 30 per cent this year compared to last, Maich said.The Toronto-based media giant, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications, is also looking to sell all of its business-to-business magazines as well as its French publications. Maich said the company is already in active discussions with potential buyers and hopes to close those sales by the end of the year.Maich could not say how many positions will be lost, but added the cuts won’t be significant.“There will be some job loss, particularly related to people whose jobs are overwhelmingly focused on print today,” he said.“But our decisions that we’re announcing today are really not primarily focused on reducing our labour force. We’re in the quality content business. We are already operating very efficiently and we think there’s a big opportunity to deliver more digital content to our audiences.”Rogers Media said its subscribers can request full refunds on their accounts.The revamp is a huge shift in strategy for the company, which came into being after the takeover of Maclean Hunter in 1994 and from there built a publishing empire that features more than 50 consumer magazines and trade publications.In announcing the changes, Rogers Media touted its digital operations, pointing out growth of 41 per cent over the last two years in the number of unique visitors to its Rogers magazine websites. The amount of time people spend on those sites monthly is also up 34 per cent year over year, the company said.But Rogers Media has been afflicted by the same forces that have taken a bite out of the newspaper industry, a sector that has coped with rounds of mass layoffs this year because of falling print advertising revenue.In early September, the Globe and Mail issued a call for 40 employee buyouts. About a month before that, Torstar announced it was laying off more than 50 people, mostly from the Toronto Star newsroom. In January, Postmedia cut 90 positions and merged newsrooms in four cities.Bill Reynolds, the director of Ryerson University’s graduate program in journalism, said he’s encouraged that Rogers Media is keeping Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business alive in a digital format rather than killing the brands outright.“It does seem like the sky is falling when you make a decision like this, but on the other hand, maybe you have to make a drastic decision at some point,” Reynolds said.He expects there could be more magazines that go digital-only as advertising dollars continue to migrate away from print.“I think some publications will probably resist this temptation and some will see it as being important to have a physical publication and have that presence,” Reynolds said.“But it’s a business for most of them, and if they’re losing money hand-over-fist every year and the revenues keep shrinking and there’s really no money to produce the magazine, what recourse do they have?”Follow @alexposadzki on Twitter. by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 30, 2016 9:02 am MDT Last Updated Oct 1, 2016 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Rogers stops the presses on 4 magazines, cuts back others due to print revenue drop read more

August 2006 vehicle production figures

Commercial Vehicles Home20,853240,4534,38344,94625,236285,399 Total72,959990,3068,746130,18581,7051,120,491 -17.6%-19.1%10.0%-16.3%-13.9%-18.7% Total vehicles Export52,106749,8534,36385,23956,469835,092 -24.9%-8.0%-19.0%-3.7%-24.3%-7.5% Source:Cars % of total71.4%75.7%49.9%65.5%69.1%74.5% -27.4%-3.8%-36.0%4.7%-29.7%-3.0% SMMT LtdAug-06YTD 2006Aug-06YTD 2006Aug-06YTD 2006 % of total28.6%24.3%50.1%34.5%30.9%25.5%Cars: ‘While August car production was lower this year than in 2005, the car industry has been boosted by recent announcements from Nissan and BMW, both of which have made commitments to UK plant investment’, said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘This is not only testament to the skills and abilities of the UK manufacturing workforce, but it will help support the supply of large-scale components from British-based companies.’ Commercial Vehicles: ‘Commercial vehicle production for export shows an encouraging trend, fuelled by demand on the mainland’, commented Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Production for the UK has dropped a little this year, following some industrial restructuring. Overall, the outlook is good both in the UK and mainland Europe.’ This month’s plant focus is Rolls-Royce in Goodwood. Click below for detailsDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more