Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 23, 2016 – It is Thanksgiving Day and a holiday in the United States today; and many of the restaurants will change their menus to mark the occasion with island panache, among them is Grace’s Cottage at Point Grace Resort – call and reserve your sumptuous spot.There is a holiday too for the Turks and Caicos, this Friday; it is recently instituted as the National Day of Thanksgiving.In the year of inception, 2014, Premier Rufus Ewing had said: “As Christians it is essential that we recognize that as we journey through life, we must pause to give thanks for our existence and the goodness and mercies that have been bestowed upon us.” The holiday also means banks and most businesses will be closed until Monday.
RMS purchased the Essex County, Massachusetts pub in 2005 from an independent self-publisher for what Sedler told FOLIO: in 2009 to be “an eighth of its total worth today”. Beginning as a quarterly controlled subscription magazine, Northshore was repositioned under a paid sub model. The magazine now has a circulation of 30,000, and is also available on newsstands.According to a prepared news statement, Northshore managed to hit its advertising, circulation and production target goals over the past three years. The magazine’s current issue, Best of the North Shore 2011, brought in the highest ad revenue in the publication’s history.Sedler says installing an internal sales progression tracking system helped greatly improve staff productivity, “We learned that our salespeople, who thought they put in a good day’s work, were actually only spending an hour or two on what really matters…: adding new accounts, contacting the clients via phone or email, making a presentation, getting verbal orders and executing signed contracts.” Other updates included integrating production and accounting into publication software, as well as integrating Northshore‘s CRM into the software. “This removed redundant data entry and insertion order creation,” says Sedler.The publisher also set up remote access for selling materials, installed emailed agreements with a digital signature option and “removed sales from the process of ad material collection and client design approvals entirely”. A welcome kit for advertisers was created, involvement in community events and trade shows was heightened and a newsstand consultant was hired to improve magazine visibility. Also aiding in the Northshore‘s growth is the publisher’s attitude. “Believe you can grow the business,” says Sedler. “Turn off the news about the economy.” Regional pub Northshore magazine announces a frequency increase, upping from six to eight issues annually. According to Rick Sedler, president of parent company RMS Media Group and publisher of the magazine, “We have been fortunate to have maintained a steady page-count increase for the last several years. Our growth is based largely on increased advertising sales revenues. This affords us the opportunity to create more features…Further, there has been demand for additional issues from both our readers and our advertisers.”
Electrification and SUVs are all the rage right now, so it’s fitting that Infiniti’s first foray into the EV market will be with an electric SUV. The Infiniti QX Inspiration concept, which debuted Monday at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, gives us an idea of how that eventual production vehicle will appear. In short, it looks great, thanks to a well-done front fascia that makes a striking first impression. Infiniti’s designers were able to figure out how to design a fetching, grille-free electric vehicle. In the grille’s absence is a light-up, three-dimensional Infiniti logo framed by the outline of a grille that’s complemented by complex sculpting. This execution lies in stark contrast to other EVs, which simply look like they’re victims of rhinectomies. The complex sculpting continues into the doors. An upswept, carved-out character line prevents the SUV’s tall doors from looking slab-sided. The overall profile is beautified with a tapered, floating roofline that falls into an aggressively angled D-pillar garnished with a vermilion signature line. Don’t be surprised if that swath of vermilion ends up on the D-pillars of future Infinitis. Out back lies a full-width, arching tail lamp that echoes the look of the rear lights on the Audi Q8. That’s not a bad thing, because overall, the QX Inspiration is quite handsome, especially with a set of 22-inch wheels rounding out the exterior. The lack of a space-devouring internal-combustion engine up front meant Infiniti’s designers could create a cab-forward design, while still having small front and rear overhangs. As a result, the QX Inspiration boasts a wheelbase of 112.2 inches. That’s comparable to a midsize crossover, but the QX concept’s 183.1-inch length is more in concert with that of a compact crossover. Combine that with a 64.2-inch height, and you have the makings of a vehicle with an impressively roomy interior that’s also dressed up quite nicely. The panoramic sunroof is louvered with Japanese red cedar, so when sunlight filters through, you get a film-noir effect. That louvered theme is repeated on the center console, which features Tuscan Bianco Carrara marble that fades and strakes into black as it approaches the display screen at the leading edge of center console. Enlarge ImageCoach doors open to reveal an interior decked out in wood, leather and dot-quilted cloth. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow That screen is surrounded by four other displays: one inside the steering wheel hub, two in the extra-wide instrument cluster and one ahead of the front passenger. The sofa-style back seat, meanwhile, is purposely devoid of tech touches in order to give rear passengers a respite from screen overload. Instead, there’s a flower vase at the center console’s trailing edge, right in front of a cushion-mounted control panel, along with a desktop-style lamp adorning the right-rear door. Underneath that posh interior and its even posher floor — upholstered in suede — sits a battery pack that sends power to four electric motors, two at the front axle and two at the rear. Beyond the fact that this is an all-wheel-drive, electric SUV, that’s about all the powertrain info Infiniti is offering at this time. The only other tidbit is that this concept is also designed for autonomous driving, which means its pedals and screen-equipped steering wheel are designed to retract whenever the driver places the car into its autonomous setting. Infiniti is mum on when we’ll see the production version, but it wouldn’t be far-fetched to expect it to land at some point during the 2020 auto show season. Detroit Auto Show 2019 Infiniti Infiniti May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend reading • Infiniti QX Inspiration concept previews its first all-electric production vehicle Detroit Auto Show: See all the latest coverage.Concept cars: Get a glimpse of the future from Detroit and beyond. Share your voice Detroit Auto Show 2019 More From Roadshow Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better • Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show Now playing: Watch this: See All 3:10 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago 0 Post a comment Infiniti QX Inspiration concept previews the brand’s… 89 Photos Concept Cars Luxury cars Electric Cars SUVs Future Cars Crossovers Infiniti QX Inspiration concept is cover-worthy
Huawei’s P30 looks like fantastic forbidden fruit Share your voice Huawei CEO thanks US for ‘promoting’ its 5G program 3:32 Tags Now playing: Watch this: It’s decision time for Britain on China’s Huawei and the 5G build-out. Dan Kitwood / Getty Images China wants Britain to let Huawei play a role in developing its 5G network, suggesting that Britain can’t let fear get in the way of “win-win cooperation.”Liu Xiaoming, China’s ambassador to the UK, wrote about his country’s “good track record on security” in a Sunday Telegraph op-ed.He suggested that Britain must resist pressure and decide “independently based on its national interests.” The US has pressured its European allies not to adopt Huawei’s 5G equipment, saying the gear could be used to spy for China. Huawei denies the allegations. Politics Internet Services 18 Photos 2 The op-ed follows last week’s report that the scandal-laden Chinese telecom would be restricted to “noncore” parts of the next generation cellular infrastructure, which prompted the US Homeland Security Department and UK lawmakers to note that the company could still pose security risks. Lui acknowledged security risks must be taken seriously, but can’t “be allowed to incite fear” or hurt cooperation. He highlighted Huawei’s £2 billion ($2.6 billion) and 7,500-job contribution to the British economy as evidence of what they can achieve.Responding to the op-ed, a UK government spokesperson repeated its statement from last week, noting that it’s conducting an “evidence-based review.”Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published at 5:11 a.m. PT.Updated at 5:29 a.m. PT: Adds UK government response. Comments 5G Huawei
An employee speaks on a mobile phone as she eats her lunch at the cafeteria in the Infosys campus in the southern Indian city of Bangalore September 23, 2014.Reuters fileTech giant IBM recently laid off 300 employees from its software services division to make room for people with upgraded skills in automation, machine learning and cloud computing. The development comes days after US-based Cognizant cut off at least 200 mid-senior level positions from its India offices creating ripples in the IT industry. IBM has taken the decision “to reinvent itself” and meet the changing needs of customers.”This in accordance with IBM’s strategy to re-invent itself to better meet the changing requirements of our business and to pioneer new high-value services. IBM “remains committed to being an essential part of its (India’s) growth,” the company’s official statement said, according to Economic Times.The entire IT industry is currently doing away with the traditional software roles and undertaking training employees or hiring fresh talent which has upgraded skillset on emerging technologies. IBM said that it took the decision after a reassessment of the current workforce and an increasing demand of adding workforce to the cloud, artificial intelligence and other evolving areas. It added that several employees are even being re-trained to be able to meet the new challenges.Notwithstanding the claims made by multinational as well as India-based IT firms of increased hirings, a report by the McKinsey & Company suggested that nearly half of the workforce in the IT industry will become irrelevant in next two years. This poses a serious challenging to India’s IT industry which employs nearly 3.9 million people.The fact remains that new technologies will also add 14 lakh new jobs to India alone by 2027 but for that, the firms would have to retrain its existent workforce to cater to the demands of their clients. ReutersEven as the IT firms have been reluctant to state that automation is slowly replacing the human workforce in the sector, the companies are looking for a replacement of basic jobs such as in services sector that no longer addresses their needs. The retraining of a majority of the existent employees could be an extensive exercise which is not preferred by the tech giants in India or elsewhere.