(More here.) (More here.) (More here.) (More here.) A significant portion of our analysis at Folio: tends to skew toward the qualitative—be it of magazine redesigns, leadership strategies, or creative marketing campaigns—but we’ve always considered it a mandate to include the numbers behind the story (or, at the very least, ask for them). And while those numbers don’t always tell the whole story, they often help illuminate a particular trend or directional change in a way that descriptors alone can’t.Below are a handful of the most intriguing (or, in some cases, puzzling) statistics from around the magazine industry, as culled from our last few months of coverage. For further reading, click some of the corresponding links below. (More here.) (More here: The Saturday Evening Post and Cartoon Collections)
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: Capability and hustle combine Preview • 2020 Jaguar XE first drive: Even more reasons to consider the underdog Land Rover Jaguar Cryptocurrency Auto Tech Future Cars Tags Jaguar Land Rover Post a comment More From Roadshow 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 review: The lovable lunatic 0 Share your voice More about 2020 Jaguar XE S RWD Enlarge ImageIt might not be the most visually impressive tech, but who’s about to turn down free money? Jaguar Land Rover If you want somebody’s help, it doesn’t hurt to pay them. In an effort to create an ecosystem that can better prevent congestion and collisions, Jaguar Land Rover is willing to pay owners a little bit of cryptocurrency to grease the wheels.Jaguar Land Rover on Monday unveiled its Smart Wallet connected-car technology. While it’s still only in testing, the premise is pretty straightforward: Give JLR some important road information, and the automaker will repay you by depositing cryptocurrency into your car’s built-in “wallet,” which you can then use for a variety of purposes.Don’t worry — you’re not giving JLR access to your social security number. It’s not that kind of information the automaker is after. Rather, it wants you to report on road conditions, including traffic, potholes and bad weather. The idea is that, the more cars there are delivering this kind of information, the better JLR’s system can be at choosing routes that avoid all that nastiness. It’s part of the OEM’s desire to reach zero accidents and congestion — an admittedly high bar, but multiple manufacturers have expressed desire to see within our lifetimes.In exchange for that data, Jaguar Land Rover will give contributors a small chunk of crypto — Iota, specifically, which operates with a unique type of distributed ledger that’s different from the typical blockchain you might be familiar with. Those coins will live in the Smart Wallet until they’re used to pay tolls, juice up an EV or cover parking fees. The Smart Wallet can also be filled up using more conventional methods, too, although JLR didn’t dive too deep into the details.There’s plenty of time to hash out the specifics, because the system is just in the test phase for now. JLR is currently running cars with its Smart Wallet system at its software engineering center in Ireland. While it’s not a shoo-in for production, it’s a smart way to incentivize opting into vehicle-to-x communication, which does have the potential to save us all from daily commute frustrations.Originally published April 29, 7:37 a.m. PT.Update, 1:41 p.m.: Updated story to specify which cryptocurrency will be rewarded. 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR first drive: A magnificent beast, indeed
Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Laurus Labs on Monday made a strong debut with its shares listing at a premium of more than 14 percent to Rs 490 over its issue price of Rs 428 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).The stock touched an intraday high of Rs 498 per share, up 16.35 percent over the issue price in early morning trade.The healthcare company’s Rs1,332 crore Initial Public Offering (IPO) had seen a sound response from both institutional and retail investors. The public offer, which opened for subscription on December 6-8, was oversubscribed by 4.54 times.While the portion set aside for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) were oversubscribed 10.54 times, the quota for high networth individuals (HNIs) was oversubscribed by 3.58 times. The retail investors’ participation was also encouraging with the portion witnessing bids worth 1.61 times.According to the company, it would utilise the net proceeds from the IPO for pre-payment of loans, apart from using them for general corporate purposes.Laurus Labs manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for antiretrovirals and Hepatitis C. It had posted a total revenue of Rs 1,791.4 crore during the last financial year, up 31.65 percent over the same period of previous fiscal. Its net profit stood at Rs 132.7 crore in 2015-16, 94 percent rise over the same period a year ago. The company’s operating margin had also improved to 21.2 percent in FY16 against 17.2 percent reported in the previous fiscal.The pharma firm has three manufacturing units in Visakhapatnam and two of them were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).
Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Tonya C. Phillips Baltimore City has once again made national news with the recent scandal concerning its Mayor. Local and national media outlets have ensured that the public has had access to the events related to the ongoing investigation and many have even called for her resignation. Much of the dialogue and speculations about what is happening with the Mayor has been derogatory. Assertions about the Mayors absence from the public, shaming messages, commentary on the trajectory of her career, and plans to move the city forward are all topics of discourse; however, no one has posed any questions about her emotional health and wellbeing.Dr. Tonya C. Phillips, CEO of Team Phillips Consulting Group. (Courtesy Photo)As a mental health professional and proponent of mental health services in African American communities, I know too well the realities of un-addressed mental health conditions in urban environments. Despite the commonness of behavioral health concerns in urban populations, there remains significant gaps in knowledge and understanding of mental health signs and symptoms among oppressed groups, individuals of color in particular. These gaps are further complicated by silence, avoidance or denial associated with mental and emotional health.The state of emotional and mental health of the Mayor is especially urgent when we consider that Baltimore has been under fire for some time and now she has an experience that ultimately could alter the course of her life. Cumulative stress, open humiliation and negative fire from the community increases the risk for decline in emotional functioning for the Mayor. We cannot afford to continue with “business as usual” and ignore the critical role that crisis, stress, shame and open humiliation has on one’s mental wellness. The mayor’s lawyer recently stated that she is not “lucid enough” to make a decision about her future as Mayor. What, if anything are we prepared as a people, and as a city, to do to address the emotional and mental lucidness of the Mayor?Shame and cumulative stress has the potential to change the way we view ourselves or feel about ourselves and it could lead to long-lasting emotional and mental health challenges. Perhaps, the mayor has not responded because she is not in a good mental or emotional space to do so. This commentary is not intended to address the legal or moral aspects of this case, rather it is a call to action to our community to change the narrative and examine this from another perspective. If we are interested in bringing real solutions to Baltimore, we will have to begin to have a conversation about the realities and nuances of mental and emotional health (even for the leaders) in our community and how we respond. We all have a duty as a community to support and debunk the myths that has served as stuck points in our change and be concerned about each other’s health and well-being. In this situation WE MUST simply change the dialogue and pause to ask the question What about her mental health? Dr. Tonya Phillips CEO of Team Phillips Consulting Group is a licensed mental health professional with multiple years of professional practice experience. Team Phillips has partnered with community organizations to provide mental health awareness, trainings and seminars, aimed to reduce stigma associated with mental health concerns.The opinions on this page are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the AFRO.Send letters to The Afro-American • 1531 S. Edgewood St. Baltimore, MD 21227 or fax to 1-877-570-9297 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org