RELATED: Steve Forbes’ MemoForbes Media has announced that it will combine its print and Web staffs—both sales and editorial—ending a longstanding split within the company. And in what has become an increasingly common—if surprising—refrain, Forbes acknowledged that as part of the merge, there will be layoffs—some 43 jobs—coming on both sides of the aisle.In an internal memo Monday, chairman and CEO Steve Forbes wrote that the “structural changes that will enable us not only to better weather the current economic storm, but to move ahead quickly and profitably when the global economies begin recovering.” The sales and marketing groups of Forbes magazine and Forbes.com will be combined into three specific units—a “Brand Intelligence Group,” “Integrated Solutions Group” and “Forbes Media Sales and Service Group”—all operating under the Forbes Media umbrella.The heads of the newly-established groups will now report to the “Office of the Chairman,” Forbes wrote, which will include president and COO Timothy Forbes, Forbes.com president and CEO Jim Spanfeller and Forbes himself.The merging of the sales operation will begin immediately, Forbes wrote. Editorial integration of Forbes and Forbes.com will occur in early 2009.As part of the restructuring, Forbes’ Web properties—including Forbes.com, Investopedia and RealClearPolitics.com—will be aligned under a single digital banner; ForbesAutos.com will be shuttered.Untouchable No MoreThe digital staffs of traditional print publishers, once considered high-growth areas and therefore virtually untouchable in cutback scenarios, have been seeing layoffs in recent months. In October, Mansueto Ventures, which publishes Fast Company and Inc., cut 20 jobs, most from its digital division.On Monday, Condé Nast, in the midst of a reported 5 percent staff reduction companywide, laid off an unspecified number at CondeNet. (The company had already moved to merge some of Portfolio’s back-end functions with Wired.)And Meredith, which had pushed a 360-degree selling approach to sales bridging its print and digital offerings, cut its “chief innovation offer” Jack Bamberger, who had pioneered the program.
Melissandre and Jon Snow in Season 5 of ‘Game of Thrones’screenshot/youtubeGame of Thrones season eight is going to air in April and with the final season, fans will get to see the tragic end of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s love story. Over the years, viewers enjoyed watching intimate sex scenes between several characters and are hoping to see more of it in season 8.Over the years, nudity has become an integral part of the Game of Thrones. At the same time, many can even argue on the notion that for a TV series, scenes involving nudity and sex may have been included to attract viewership. But fans have learned this that in this epic drama, nudity is depicted as the harsh reality of life and has only progressed the story further.There were more sex scenes in the earlier seasons than the last season seven. Now, as the story is coming to an end, the characters are more busy fighting the war rather than getting intimate with each other. There was a time when fans just referred Game of Thrones as nothing but a sex show but now, we have witnessed that the show has more fights, more drama, and more dragons.In the final Game of Thrones season, our heroes — Jon, Sansa, Arya, Daenerys, and others — have one goal only: to kill the Night King. At the same time, there are several theories on Cersei Lannister which you can check here. Cersei in ‘Mother’s Mercy’HBOSince the final season will be more focused on the fights between the Army of Living with the Army of Dead; and Starks/Targaryens fighting Lannisters, chances are pretty slim that we get to see some nudity in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.That being said, there are rumours that we get to see the marriage between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen and if that happens then our favourite characters may be seeing spending one night enjoying themselves.Besides all these speculations, the final season has a lot of angles to cover and the showrunners would have focused on wrapping all the stories rather than showing intimate sequences between the characters.Game of Thrones season 8 will premier in April on HBO and other streaming services.
The rupee hit a nearly 1-1/2 year high against the dollar on Monday, tracking gains in Asian currencies after U.S. President Donald Trump’s failure to pass a healthcare reform bill raised concerns about the chances of a U.S. fiscal stimulus.The Reserve Bank of India stepped in to cap broader gains in the rupee, traders said, adding that some of the gains were also due to the strong $6.1-billion foreign investment into debt and equities this month.The gains in the local unit spurred by strong dollar inflows helped spark a rally in bond markets, sending the benchmark 10-year bond yield down as much as 12 basis points to 6.71 percent, the lowest since Feb. 8 when the central bank unexpectedly changed its monetary policy stance to “neutral” from “accommodative.”However, shares fell as software services exporters and drug makers were hit by worries about the impact of a stronger rupee. The broader Nifty was down 0.75 percent at 9,039.60 by 0635 GMT, while the benchmark Sensex was 0.69 percent lower at 29,218.19.Movements in India broadly tracked regional markets after Trump’s inability to get enough support from his own Republican Party to reform healthcare was seen raising questions about his ability to push the rest of his agenda.”Both global and domestic factors are riding the market today,” said Vinod Nair, head of research at Geojit Financial Services.At 0656 GMT, the rupee was trading at 65.0575 after earlier strengthening to as much as 65.01 per dollar, the strongest level since October 2015.The rally in the rupee sent IT shares lower, with Tech Mahindra Ltd down 2.2 percent and HCL Technologies Ltd down 1.9 percent.Drug makers also fell, with Lupin Ltd and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd falling 2 percent and 1.8 percent respectively.Among other decliners, Reliance Industries Ltd fell as much as 2.42 percent after the Securities and Exchange Board of India accused the company of having committed a “fraud” in taking a short trading position at the time of selling a stake in a unit 10 years ago.Reliance strongly denied the ruling and said it would appeal.Energy major Coal India fell as much as 2.5 percent, as the second interim dividend announced by the mining firm disappointed investors.
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Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Drivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across Stafford Borough this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of the area on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. The following roadworks are taking place in the Borough between Monday December 17 and Sunday December 23. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreCouncil staff take part in zumba, football, and even sing in a choir as leaders look to reduce sickness rates Darlaston: Lane closure on the A34 The Fillybrooks from December 19 until December 20 Derrington: Roadworks and road closures on Church Lane and Mount Pleasant from November 5 until January 30 2019 Meir Heath: Two way traffic signals on Windmill Hill on December 19 Ranton: Roadworks and road closure on Brook Lane from December 13 until December 19 Stafford: Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Beaconside until April 2019 Stafford: Lane closure on Gaolgate Street on December 18 Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Thorneyfields Lane in Castle Bank over M6 until April 2019 Stone: Multi-way traffic lights on Brooms Road from December 12 until December 24 Stone: Lane closure on the A34 Stafford Road from December 19 until December 20 Stone: Lane closure on the A34 The Fillybrooks from December 19 until December 20 Tittensor: Lane closure on A34 Stone Road from December 19 until December 20 Want the latest news from across Stafford Borough?For the very latest news from across the Stafford Borough, visit our dedicated homepage at https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/all-about/staffordshire-newsletter, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter @StaffsNews Looking for news from a specific town? We’ve got dedicated channels for Stafford and Stone – as well as smaller settlements such as Eccleshall, Barlaston, Gnosall and Haywood and Hixon. For the latest council news and planning applications, visit our dedicated Stafford Borough Council channel – while our Stafford Crown Court channel brings you the latest news from the court. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .