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MPA Redesigns Relaunches Web Site

first_imgTraffic to the site, which averages about 200,000 unique visitor sessions per month, varies according to what’s happening in the industry, says Martin. Though the resource-intensive sections, such as Advertising and PIB, tend to be perennial traffic drivers. “Currently, the fastest growing section of our site in terms of visitors is the Digital section. The digital newsstand, digital initiatives and the member blogroll are updated throughout the day,” says Martin. More social networking functionality is in the works, Martin says. As the AMC show draws near, a blog related to that show will be added. And within the next few months, a more robust community section will debut and will include a member discussion forum and expanded social networking features. Not to be outdone by b-to-b publishing’s American Business Media’s site relaunch in early 2008, the consumer magazine industry association Magazine Publishers of America relaunched its site Tuesday. Most prominent in the redesign is a new navigational format. Social media functionality is scarce for the time being. “We redesigned [the site] not only to increase online engagement with our various constituents but to also better take advantage of technological advances in the digital space,” said Nina Link, MPA’s president and CEO, in a statement. The comment reflects what Link has typically said when noting various examples of magazine publisher Web sites at MPA events. The site has ditched its top-of-page, mouse-over scheme for a left-margin navigation format. Additionally, the site now offers RSS functionality and a “community” page, which lists links to MPA groups and content on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. “The redesigned site displays the content in a smarter way to meet the needs of the users,” said Debbie Martin, director of information services, in an email. “When we surveyed members and non-members during the development stage we discovered that most people visit magazine.org for research and news. So we’ve highlighted news and research. Also, the new Flip Book feature allows users to quickly see what’s topical and relevant.” last_img read more

Stephen Hawking coin revealed and its out of this world

first_img Culture “It is a great privilege to be featured on a coin, and I hope my father would be pleased to be alongside Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin as scientists who have made it on to money,” Lucy Hawking said in a statement. In a video taken at the Mint, she comments on the design. “It’s a 2D surface that seems to have a 3D image on it,” Hawking notes. “It’s as though you could fall into the black hole.”Coin collector site Change Checker says Hawking will be one of only three people commemorated on a British coin within a year of dying, along with Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother.When Hawking was just 21, he was diagnosed with a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis known as Lou Gehrig’s disease that gradually paralyzed him. He used a wheelchair and spoke through a computer system operated with his cheek.Hawking is also in the running to appear on the British 50 pound note. £50 translates to about $64 US and AU$92. Comment The Mint revealed the coin late Monday. It features Hawking’s name and an image of a black hole, with Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse side.hawkingcoincropThe Hawking coin as shown on the Royal Mint’s site. Royal Mint “Stephen Hawking made difficult subjects accessible, engaging and relatable and this is what I wanted to portray in my design,” coin designer Edwina Ellis said on the Royal Mint’s site. “I wanted to fit a big black hole on the tiny coin and wish he was still here chortling at the thought. I am sure he would have thought of ways to harness the shiny table of the coin too.”Those of us who don’t have a regular opportunity to handle British money can buy the coin online, but it’s not cheap. According to the Daily Mirror, the Mint is selling the coin for £10 ($13 US, AU$18) for a simple uncirculated version of the coin to £795 ($1,050 US, AU$1,485) for a gold version of the coin. (Or just find a British friend to get you one.)The coin’s release came two days before the one-year anniversary of Hawking’s death on March 14. The acclaimed scientist was 76 when he died in 2018.Hawking’s daughter, Lucy, and son Tim visited the Royal Mint to see the coin. Stephen Hawking Space More on Stephen Hawking Tags Share your voicecenter_img Star Trek to Simpsons, Hawking was a pop culture physicist Hawking’s ashes to rest near graves of Newton, Darwin ‘There is no God,’ Stephen Hawking writes in final book 1 The Stephen Hawking coin is pretty stunning. The Royal Mint Ever feel like your money just falls into a black hole? You might find it fitting to pick up a 50 pence coin (about 65 cents US, 95 cents Australian) honoring late British physicist Stephen Hawking. The Royal Mint began issuing the coin March 12 at 7 a.m. GMT (3 a.m. Eastern time/midnight Pacific). 9 Photos Originally published March 8.Update, March 12: Adds image of the coin and new details. Stephen Hawking’s brilliance in 9 quoteslast_img read more

Cardinals Release 2019 Lacrosse Schedule

first_imgThe Cards return to Louisville on March 9 for their ACC home opener against Duke. Louisville will then break from ACC action for a game against Duquesne on March 11 in Pittsburgh followed by a game at home against Cincinnati on March 13. The Cards conclude their busy week when they host their third 2018 NCAA Tournament opponent Syracuse on March 17. Postseason play begins on April 24 in Boston, Mass. at the ACC Tournament. The opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament are slated to begin on May 10-12 with the Final Four occurring in Baltimore. First up in the Cards’ three-game home stint is Delaware on March 31. Louisville will then have a week to prepare for 2018 NCAA Tournament semifinalist North Carolina on April 6. Fans will have one final opportunity to see the Cardinals in action at UofL Lacrosse Stadium when they take on Ohio State on April 9. On March 2, the Cardinals kick off ACC play with a trip to South Bend, Ind. to take on Notre Dame. In a quick turnaround, Louisville remains in Indiana for a mid-week tilt against Butler on March 5. For the latest information on Louisville lacrosse, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @LouisvilleLax or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLLacrosse. Print Friendly Version After a week of preparation, the Cards welcome Mercer for their home opener on Feb. 24. The month wraps up when Louisville hosts Vanderbilt at UofL Lacrosse Stadium on Feb. 27. The regular season caps off with a pair of conference road games against two 2018 NCAA Tournament foes. First, Louisville squares off against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on April 13 before meeting the national runner-up Boston College on April 20. On March 23, the Cardinals travel to Blacksburg, Va. to face Virginia Tech, their second straight 2018 NCAA Tournament squad, before returning to Louisville for their final three home games of the season.center_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville lacrosse head coach Scott Teeter announced the 2019 schedule, which features games against seven 2018 NCAA Tournament teams and eight contests at UofL Lacrosse Stadium. The Cardinals’ roster is filled with underclassmen, featuring just one senior in attacker Tessa Chad. Chad saw action in all 17 games a year ago, ranking second on the team with 42 goals and 49 points. “We are very excited about the upcoming season and the opportunity to play such a challenging schedule,” said Teeter. “We will have a young team, but we’re encouraged by the way they have developed and are anxious to get the season started.” The Cardinals open their season on Feb. 8 in Evanston, Ill. with a matchup against 2018 NCAA quarterfinalist Northwestern. Two days later on Feb. 10, the Cards head to Milwaukee, Wis. to take on Marquette before concluding the three-game stretch of road games to open the season at 2018 NCAA Tournament qualifier Denver on Feb. 16. Story Links The leading returnee is sophomore midfielder Caroline Blalock. Blalock was named Second Team All-ACC a year ago after leading the team with 43 goals, 55 points and 24 caused turnovers.last_img read more