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Hry IPS officer forced to retire

first_imgChandigarh: Continuing to come down heavily upon officers with doubtful integrity, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved a proposal to the compulsory retirement of Vinod Kumar, IPS, after giving him three months’ notice. The proposal was made by a Review Committee of Haryana Government which also found 14 IPS officers fit for retention in Government service. These officers have completed 15 and 25 years of service and attained the age of 50 years, and completed 5 years’ service after induction into IPS. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’While stating this here on Wednesday, an official spokesman said that on assessing the confidential records and available material of 15 IPS officers, it was found that 14 officers are fit for retention except Vinod Kumar. The 14 IPS officers considered fit for retention in Government service included Vikash Dhankar, Kuldeep Singh, Krishan Murari, Shiv Charan, Balwan Singh, Rakesh Arya, Satender Kumar Gupta, B. Satheesh Balan, Alok Mittal, Shrikant Jadhav, Ms. Kala Ramchandran, Navdeep Singh Virk, Dr. C.S. Rao and Dr. M. Ravi Kiran. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIt is learnt that a doubtful integrity was noted in the PAR of Vinod Kumar for the period April 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015. He also used to influence postings and transfers of police officials to lucrative stations to traffic department for undue consideration. He was also placed under suspension by the government and departmental proceedings against him are in progress. The spokesman said that on reporting of PAR, the message is sent to the officer once the PAR is finalized. Vinod Kumar had not represented against the adverse remarks.last_img read more

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Experts say economic foundations strong even during recent stock selloff

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Experts say economic foundations strong, even during recent stock sell-off It’s been a wild ride for investors over the last several months as oil prices continue to drop.While that’s the main thing impacting Canadian investors, it’s not the only factor weighing on their minds.There is uncertainty in Asian markets and the Eurozone and Sal Guateri, Senior Economist with BMO Capital Markets told 660News there are some other domestic concerns as well.“At some point the interest rate party will be over,” he said. “The federal reserve is sending out some signals that probably by mid-year 2015 they will begin to raise interest rates.”Even with all of that in play, he said what we’re seeing is a bit of an overreaction, because the U.S. market has never been stronger.“Just a week ago it was at a record high, so we are seeing a normal pullback in recent days in U.S. stocks but I don’t think it’s too much to get worked up about,” he explained, adding the selling isn’t a correction, it’s just a minor pullback on profit taking.He said the economic fundamentals remain strong and are being helped by a low Canadian dollar.Guateri explained the bottom line is if the U.S. economy continues to grow at a decent rate, commodities will settle down and firm up.Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist with CIBC said everything, including oil prices, should stabilize shortly but if they do keep dropping the market will correct that.“If oil prices continue to go to $40 or $50 that would be a point where I would enter the market because I think at this point the market would be overreacting in a big way,” he explained.Here in Alberta, however, the energy market concerns are more than warranted.Premier Jim Prentice is warning of tough choices ahead as low oil price will leave a gapping $6-billion to $7-billion hole in the $40-billion budget. by News Staff Posted Dec 10, 2014 7:11 am MDT read more

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Activist files for emergency help for SkyGreece Airlines stranded passengers

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 28, 2015 8:46 am MDT Last Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Canadian Transportation Agency is being asked for an emergency order to protect and compensate stranded passengers of SkyGreece Airlines, which ceased operations on Thursday after more than a week of disrupted service.A claim filed Friday by passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs says the federal agency has broad powers and should use them now to protect an estimated 1,000 passengers affected by recent flight cancellations by SkyGreece Airlines.Lukacs is calling on the agency to order SkyGreece to rebook its stranded passengers on other airlines within 24 hours and put up $8.7 million of security to cover passenger claims.The agency issued an order late Friday giving SkyGreece until 5 p.m. on Monday to file a response to Lukacs’ request for an expedited process. On its website the agency said unused tickets may be eligible for refunds from travel agencies, credit card companies and travel agencies in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.Quebec’s consumer protection agency said passengers from the province who purchased their flights from a licensed travel agency can be reimbursed for returning flights and costs such as accommodaton and food. It has appointed accounting firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton to manage such claims and help passengers return to Canada.Messages to SkyGreece were not returned. The company said in a news release that the flight disruption was due to technical issues and financial setbacks resulting from the Greek economic crisis that took place shortly after it launched scheduled international service in May.“Unfortunately, as a result of recent technical issues, the company is now facing a system-wide, multi-day delay and significant additional expenses.”The company didn’t specify what technical issues it was experiencing. However, it said that a European regulation governs the rights and method of claims for cancelled flights operated by SkyGreece Airlines SA.SkyGreece also called the flight cancellations a temporary situation, with operations expected to resume soon.The owner of a Toronto travel agency that specializes in travel to Greece said she’s struggling to help people who have called seeking one-way flights out of that country.“It’s pretty chaotic,” Fotoula Kakagiannis of National Travel Service said, adding that there is limited space on the flights that are available and prices were rising.“The ones that have kids all want to be back next week and that’s a tough task at this point.”SkyGreece initially paid for hotel rooms in Greece, but passengers were told Thursday that support would end, Kakagiannis said.The airline was founded in 2012 and started operations in 2014 with one plane, which is now parked at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.Lukacs said in his filing that SkyGreece’s main asset is its only plane and passengers would be left without any remedy if the airline is allowed to dispose of the aircraft.SkyGreece is headquartered in Athens, Greece, a member of the European Union. But in his application to the Canadian Transportation Agency, Lukacs says the company is registered as a Quebec corporation and owned or controlled by Canadians.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. Activist files for emergency help for SkyGreece Airline’s stranded passengers Gabor Lukacs is seen at home in Halifax on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Lukacs says the Canadian Transport Agency has broad powers and should use them now to protect an estimated 1,000 passengers affected by recent flight cancellations by SkyGreece Airlines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan read more

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Brian Agler resigns as coach of WNBAs Los Angeles Sparks

LOS ANGELES — Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years.The team made the announcement Friday without explanation. Executive vice-president and general manager Penny Toler thanked Toler for his contributions and wished him the best in the future.Agler was hired as the 12th coach in franchise history on Jan. 5, 2015. In his first season, the team made its league-leading 15th playoff appearance.In 2016, the Sparks had a regular-season record of 26-8 and won the franchise’s third championship. Nneka Ogwumike was named league MVP, Candace Parker earned finals MVP honours and Jantel Lavender was the Sixth Woman of the Year.Agler is the first coach in league history to win titles with two different teams. He guided the Seattle Storm to the 2010 WNBA championship.The Associated Press read more

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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter expecting their second child

first_imgBenedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are expecting their second child, it has been confirmed.The couple appeared together on the red carpet in Los Angeles to promote the actor’s film, Dr Strange, where fans noticed what appeared to be a baby bump under Ms Hunter’s black ball gown. The couple on the set of Dr Strange A spokesman confirmed the news, telling the Telegraph: “Everyone is absolutely thrilled.”The couple, who married on Valentine’s Day in 2015, already have one son, Christopher Carlton, born in June 2015. The couple already have one toddler at home Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter They have recently applied to extend their north London home. Cumberbatch has spoken regularly about his pride for his baby son, saying: “Having a baby – it’s massive. “It’s serendipity though, that wasn’t as planned as this was.”It also had an effect on his work-life balance, he said, admitting he rushed home after the theatre to help take take of their baby.”I drop it all very very quickly because I have to eat and sleep,” he said. “That’s honestly the truth. And get home, to a newborn.” The couple already have one toddler at homecenter_img Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter The couple on the set of Dr StrangeCredit:Splash “And on a very unexpected level. Suddenly I understood my parents much more proudly than I ever had before.”He told the Graham Norton show earlier this year: “I’ve become a father and a husband, and in the right order — just.“I might go for a (Cumber) batch of boys.”Cumberbatch has previously spoken of how becoming a father had changed him as an actor. Speaking during his sold-out turn as Hamlet at the Barbican, he said: “I’ve just become a father and I used to think of have to be childless to be a Hamlet.”I thought that it may be a difficult ingredient to play with but it’s miraculous that your thinking about how you were parented shoots up as well. So that’s all fed into it. Everyone is absolutely thrilledA spokesman for the couple Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Met officer under investigation after appearing on Big Brother despite being denied permission

Pc Kareem had taken time off for an unrelated reason, the Met saidCredit:Instagram A Metropolitan police officer is facing an investigation after appearing on Big Brother in Nigeria without permission.Pc Khafi Kareem, who works in Lambeth, asked the Met if she could take part in the show and was told she could not.She entered the Big Brother house anyway, and has begun a relationship with a fellow contestant, Ekpata Gedoni.The programme follows the same format as the British version of the show, in which contestants live in an isolated house with cameras watching them.The Metropolitan Police said it does not support Pc Kareem’s appearance on the show and she does not represent the force while she is taking part.Pc Kareem was pictured in November alongside Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police commissioner, to celebrate 100 years of women in the force. Pc Kareem had taken time off for an unrelated reason, the Met said The spokesman added that Pc Kareem is within a period of unpaid time off work which was granted for an unrelated reason before she asked to go into the Big Brother house. She will now face an investigation by the Directorate of Professional Standards, which is charged with ensuring that officers do not bring the police into disrepute.”All police officers have a duty to behave with professionalism and in a manner that does not bring the Met into disrepute whether on or off duty,” a spokesman said. “Those who do not behave professionally risk breaching police standards of professional behaviour, and may be dealt with by way of misconduct proceedings.” Pc Kareem, left, with Cressida Dick, centreCredit:Metropolitan Police /PA Videos by Nigerian media appear to show Pc Kareem having sex on the programme, The Sun reported.A spokesman for Pc Kareem said The Sun’s report “deliberately and conveniently” omitted her side of the story to “sell a pre-conceived narrative”. He accused reports of playing to a “repressive culture of shaming and characterizing women for their sexual decisions and life choices”. When invited to offer a response to the story, the spokesman said Pc Kareem could not respond because she is not allowed to use her phone inside the Big Brother house. “Khafi is a proud black female police officer who prides herself in her work and has dedicated her youthful years protecting and serving with her many skills, which include the ability to speak at least five international languages,” he added. Pc Kareem, left, with Cressida Dick, centre Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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Mazaruni Prison Expansion works ongoing

-several living quarters near completionExpansion of the Mazaruni Prison is currently ongoing as the construction of several living quarters for prison officers are almost completed.According to the Department of Public Information, the expansion of the Prison was initiated after the completion of the Commission of Inquiry following the fire and deaths of 17 inmates of the Georgetown prison on March 3, 2016.Twenty living quarters are being constructed to accommodate additional prison officers in anticipation of at least 400 prisoners who will be housed at the Mazaruni prison.The living quarters contain three bedrooms, a living room, a patio, kitchen and a washroom. Adrian Ragoobeer, an engineer at AAV Ragoobeer General Construction is responsible for one of the four lots to be constructed. He said that the three houses under his supervision cost $35M and are about 85 per cent completed.A bird’s eye view of where the new Mazaruni Prison will be constructedRagoobeer said that all works are expected to be completed by July 31, 2017. He explained that, “works remaining is basically painting and pluming, some minor mason and carpentry works for the staircases”.Senior Superintendent of Prison and Officer in Charge of the Mazaruni Prison Alexander Hopkinson said that the houses are being constructed to accommodate prison officers and their families.“The reason these houses are being placed in this area is a collective effort by the administration, the Director of Prisons Mr. Samuels who wants these houses near the prison… it would be like a housing scheme… We have to have additional staff in place for the new prison and that is the purpose for the houses,” Hopkinson explained.A worker doing some final touches on one of the living quartersSenior Superintendent Hopkinson also pointed out that in addition to the family quarters, a number of single quarters will be built to accommodate more prison officers.“We are looking at over 200 because the prison that will be erected that should hold over 400 inmates so we have to have the ratio. So definitely we have to have additional quarters, it does not have to be family quarters it could be quarters for bachelors,” Hopkinson explained.The completion of the quarters will see the construction of the state-of-the art prison being built on the grounds of the Mazaruni Prison. The sum of $278M has been approved for the first phase of the project by Cabinet.Preparation works for the construction of the prison has already commenced with soil testing, leveling the ground and the erection of a new gate.According to Senior Superintendent Hopkinson, when the prison is completed, “it would be safer and as it relates to kind of material that will be used, the infrastructure and everything, it would be far different. We are trying to be more modernized”.The new section, which will be adjacent to a part of the old prison, will also feature automated locks, sprinkler systems and forced ventilation. The entire project will cost the state approximately $2B. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMazaruni Prison upgrade moving apace- SamuelsFebruary 21, 2018In “Crime”Cabinet approves over $58m for works at Mazaruni PrisonApril 27, 2017In “latest news”Mazaruni Prison expansion to “ease” overcrowding at Camp Street – GrangerDecember 10, 2016In “latest news” read more

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Sitdown Sunday 7 deadly reads

first_img4. A journalist’s responsibilityLeonora LaPeter Anton once wrote about Gretchen Molannen, who suffered from persistent sexual arousal syndrome, a long-term condition that left her in pain. When the journalist discovered that Molannen had taken her own life, it made her examine her own role in Molannen’s issues.(Tampa Bay – approx 26 minutes reading time, 5290 words)The reporter-source relationship is a complicated one that defies easy description. It borrows a little from the salesman-buyer relationship, the therapist-patient relationship, the police officer-witness relationship, sometimes even the growing intimacy of a friendship. We work hard to gain access and trust, and generally we avoid doing anything that stops a source from talking once she gets started. Indian workers sew at a garment factory on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. Pic: AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.3. Where your clothes come fromDana Liebelson wanted to know more about where cheap clothes from – and journeyed to India to find out. But while at one factory, thugs are sent after her.(Mother Jones – approx 21 minutes reading time, 4528 words)In the garment industry the world over, it is common for workers to be locked into exploitative conditions until they fulfill contracts. But in India, the dowry tradition—which persists even though it’s officially illegal—makes teenage girls especially vulnerable to these schemes. In part because of this, India has comparatively strong child labor regulations: It’s illegal for children younger than 14 to work in factories there, and all workers must be paid double for overtime. Enforcing those laws, however, is another matter. An anti-fascist protest in Greece. Pic: AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis5. Rise of the Far RightKatie Engelhart writes about the rise of the Far Right in Europe, and how the situation is not “the 1930s redux”. She argues that such parties are more articulate, and more committed to playing by democratic rules. So what does this mean for Europe?(Macleans – approx 15 minutes reading time, 3126 words)More than ever, Europe’s far-right is coalescing into muscular alliances. That can only help them in next year’s European Parliament elections, in which far-right gains are expected. Of course, this doesn’t mean the old days of street-level strong-arming have passed. Two months ago, a member of Greece’s Golden Dawn party stabbed a man to death in an Athens suburb—ushering in a state crackdown on the group. IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Runaway trainJustin Giovannetti brings us the story of what happened when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in a Quebec town. Forty-seven people were killed, and survivors tell him their stories.(Globe and Mail – approx 43 minutes reading time, 8720 words)The sound of the level crossing was muffled as thousands of tonnes of locomotives and rail cars blew past the dormant lights. Luc and Julie leaped to their feet, just as the piercing cries rose around them: “It’s going to derail!”2. Crime and punishmentMichael Hann looks at the case of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins – who admitted committing terrible sex crimes – and the response to the case. Is the arts world quick to forgive people who commit such crimes, or will Lostprophets always be associated with his vile acts?(The Guardian – approx 5 minutes reading time, 1088 words)Yet even within rock and pop, a status division exists. Led Zeppelin remain one of rock’s greatest bands… despite the knowledge that their guitarist, Jimmy Page, had a sexual relationship with Lori Maddox that began when she was 14. When Chuck Berry dies, the obituaries will likely dwell more on his role in the birth of rock’n’roll than on his conviction for transporting a minor across state lines for immoral purposes. 6. Climate change wipeoutJeffrey Goldberg brings us to the Pacific island of Kiribati, which, if scientists are correct, will be wiped out by climate change before the end of this century. Its citizens could soon become refugees – but can something be done to help them?(Business Week – approx 35 minutes reading time, 7066 words)The people of this village gather in the maneaba often to talk through the options. Leaving is a theoretical proposition for the moment, because there’s nowhere to go. Some of the young are training to be seamen in hope of finding jobs on Asian fishing trawlers, or nurses to seek work in the old-age homes of New Zealand. “Migration with dignity” is what Tong calls it: making the people of Kiribati useful to the nations that might grant them safe harbor.…AND ONE FROM THE ARCHIVES…A refugee camp in Macedonia, 1999. Pic: Tim Ockenden/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesIn 1999, David Finkel met Vjosa Maliqi, a refugee in Macedonia who fell in love with a man who promised to take her from the camp she lived in. But she was left with a choice: go with him, and possibly lose her family, or leave him and fear that they may never meet again. What did she decide to do?(Washington Post – approx 19 minutes reading time, 3935 words)On April 1, she was at home in Pristina, playing cards with her family. On April 2, she was being forced onto a train so crowded with panicking people that they were pushing their way on board through the windows. On April 3, she was in a field just inside Macedonia with 60,000 other refugees, all begging for bread and waterInterested in longreads during the week? Look out for Catch-Up Wednesday every Wednesday evening.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday >The Sports Pages – the best sports writing collected every week by TheScore.ie >last_img read more

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WATCH Is Martin my best friend Roy Keane grilled by schoolkids at

first_imgWATCH: ‘Is Martin my best friend?’ – Roy Keane grilled by schoolkids at Ireland press conference Whose phone is that? Mar 21st 2017, 4:13 PM Short URL Tuesday 21 Mar 2017, 4:13 PM 3 Comments Source: The42.ie/YouTube“TRAIN PROPERLY AND when you get older, stay away from the boys,” was Roy Keane’s advice to a budding footballer today.The Ireland assistant boss faced questions from a couple of young reporters at Abbotsown after squad training.Two participants in the FAI’s Soccer Sisters camps were given the floor ahead of the crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales on Friday night. Here’s how they got on.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: the42.ie Share36 Tweet Email1 22,578 Views By Adrian Russell Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://the42.ie/3299295 Injury crisis worsens for Ireland as ninth player ruled out of Wales showdownlast_img read more

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FIFA 18 simulation predicts World Cup winner

first_imgEA Sports conducted a simulation of this summer’s World Cup in Russia on FIFA 18 with the final outcome concluding that France will emerge as the victors, reports Sports IllustratedThe popular football console game will be updated with a new World Cup mode today ahead of the upcoming tournament next month, which will be downloadable and free to access for those who own this season’s edition of FIFA 18.Last month, EA Sports announced that they will be releasing a new expansion of FIFA 18 for the World Cup rather than a separate game altogether.The game will be accessible today and will let players pick any of the 32 nations for this summer’s tournament in Russia.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…In the simulation that EA Sports conducted, it had emerged that it will be an all-European semi-final with France defeating Belgium and Germany defeating Spain.For the final, France will defeat Germany 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out with their main forward Antoine Griezmann and Spain’s Isco finishing as the World Cup’s top goalscorerslast_img read more

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Dinnertime is family time

first_imgTips for easy family meals• Keep meals simple. The meal doesn’t have to take hours to cook in order to reap benefits. Try adding fresh ingredients to a pre-made sauce.• Cook on weekends and double the recipe. Freeze leftovers so you have an easy meal on another night.• Take-out. Try a roasted chicken from the grocery store and add a vegetable and whole grain such as rice.• Take time. Sit down and enjoy the meal with your family. Make it a pleasant experience, rather than a time for discipline or discussing problems, so that kids want a second helping of family dinnertime. Don’t turn on the TV during that time. Eating while watching TV can cause overeating and deprives the family of valuable conversation.SOURCE: mealsmatter.org and Vancouver pediatrician Dr. Phillip McGuinessInstructors at Vancouver’s Children’s Home Society of Washington often convene classes around a dinner table to teach parenting skills to clients referred by state Child Protective Services.“It’s part and parcel of what we are trying to focus on in most of our programs: building that positive relationship between parent and child,” said regional director Bridget McLeman. “It’s one of the strategies to try to reinforce the bond and reassure the child that come what may, there are caring adults in their lives.”The habit of family dinner, deceiving in its simplicity yet important to children’s development, may be having a comeback. Recent Census Bureau survey results released earlier this month show more parents ate meals with their children on a daily basis in 2009 compared to 10 years ago. Whether the uptick is a sign of the economic downturn or a growing awareness about the benefits of family dinner is unknown. But research has found that family dinners and the family engagement that occurs during them helps to enhance children’s grades, discipline and nutrition, and discourage drug and alcohol use among teenagers.last_img read more

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IBT Media Rebrands as Newsweek Media Group Industry Notes

first_img Programmatic buys are also on the rise, accounting for 13 percent of all digital ad placements in 2016, up from 10 percent in 2014. Among those digital ads, IBM is by far the biggest buyer, purchasing 170,507 different digital ad placements last year. In print, that title belongs to pharmaceuticals producer Eli Lilly, which purchased 4,039 ad pages in B2B publications in 2016.  IBT Media has rebranded.  From the job board… Amid an increased emphasis on digital and video content, Welteroth, along with digital editorial director Phillip Picardi, has spent the better part of the past year refocusing Teen Vogue’s editorial strategy to include more coverage of social and political issues — most notably, Lauren Duca’s viral, “scorched earth” December op-ed accusing President Donald Trump of “gaslighting America.” The brand responded in February by introducing a prominently featured “News and Politics” vertical on its website, including a regular column by Duca titled “Thigh-High Politics” — an obvious reference to the criticism leveled by some conservative pundits that the brand ought to just stick to covering Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande. The parent company of, among others, International Business Times and Newsweek — the latter of which IBT Media purchased in 2013 before resurrecting its print edition the following year — will henceforth do business as Newsweek Media Group, according to an announcement made Thursday.  Access the full MediaRadar study here. WHAT’S TRENDING IN B2B ADVERTISING? It’s official: Teen Vogue’s Elaine Welteroth, who was named the magazine’s editor last year, has been elevated to editor-in-chief, Condé Nast announced today. Take a look at the conference program, first unveiled earlier this month, but act quickly — our super-discounted early bird rates expire on May 5. AT NEWSWEEK, ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING Welteroth CONDÉ NAST PROMOTES WELTEROTH Citing the Newsweek brand’s “longstanding, global reputation for integrity and trusted journalism,” the company says the re-branding is part of an overall effort to expand Newsweek’s global footprint — particularly in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East — including consolidating its domestic and international editorial teams into “one global operation” and further developing the brand’s global live events business. Can you believe it? We’re officially less than six months away from the 2017 Folio: Show, the largest and most comprehensive gathering of magazine-media executives — and, I might add, three days of some of the most fun you’re likely to have at an industry trade show. Counting down to October… It also follows a bit of a rough patch for the IBT brand, which began last summer with multiple rounds of layoffs, corporate restructuring, and an ugly, public dispute over unpaid severance, before culminating in the abrupt dismissal of Newsweek editor-in-chief, Jim Impoco, among others, in February. View this and other job openings at careers.foliomag.com. Of note to B2B publishers mindful of missed opportunities: Nearly two-thirds of all B2B advertisers who bought a digital placement in 2016 did not buy print. That’s the upshot of a new study released by MediaRadar, a consulting firm which tracks advertising trends across various media channels. The shift — which seems a logical one, given the weight that the Newsweek name carries — comes about three months after IBT Media appointed Alan Press, a nine-year veteran of The Economist, to a newly created president role, reporting directly to CEO Dev Pragad. “Elaine is incredibly in tune with the Teen Vogue audience, and has used that unique insight to engage and connect with her readers on a very personal level,” wrote Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour in a prepared statement. “Over the last year, she has demonstrated a fearless leadership in her pursuit to make Teen Vogue the voice of a new generation.” In any event, the strategy is clearly paying off for Teen Vogue. Traffic to its website is up 250 percent over the past two years, according to Condé Nast, with monthly unique visitors increasing from 2.7 million a year ago to 9.2 million in February of this year. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting seeks a full-time, D.C.-based project manager for its media strategies division, responsible for planning, managing, and executing new initiatives to maintain the financial health of CPB’s various media stations and digital platforms. Five years’ of work experience and willingness to travel required. Overall, print advertisers still outnumber digital advertisers by nearly a two-to-one margin — and mobile advertisers nearly 14-to-one — but that gap is shrinking fast. The number of companies buying mobile advertisements in the B2B space nearly doubled in 2016 compared to the year before, from 3,801 to 7,293, according to the study, with video and native also seeing considerable gains. For more information, or to register, click here.last_img read more

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Sluggish economic growth derailing UN plan to end poverty

first_imgThe world economy has not yet emerged from a period of slow growth, a trend that threatens to derail an ambitious UN plan to end extreme poverty by 2030, a UN report said Tuesday.The world economy expanded by just 2.2 percent in 2016 – the slowest rate of growth since the 2009 recession—and is projected to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 and 2.9 percent in 2018, according to the World Economic Situation and Prospects report.The UN’s 48 designated least developed countries, most of which are in Africa, are expected to grow by 5.2 percent in 2017 and 5.5 percent in 2018, well below the target of seven percent needed to make a dent in poverty.Nearly 35 percent of the population in the least developed countries may remain in extreme poverty unless there is a surge in growth rates, said the report.To reduce poverty in the least developed countries, investment has to expand by at least 11 percent annually through 2030, it added.The United Nations has set 17 global goals for sustainable development that provide for eradicating extreme poverty by 2030, along with ensuring healthier lives, promoting education and combating climate change.Lenni Montiel, the UN assistant secretary-general for economic development, said the global economy needs to be stronger “to create an international economic environment that is conducive to sustainable development.”Developing countries continue to be the main drivers of growth, accounting for about 60 percent of the world’s gross product increases in 2016-2018, the report said.East and South Asia remain the world’s most dynamic regions, propelled by robust domestic demand and supportive macroeconomic policies.Uncertainties over the policies of US President-elect Donald Trump and Britain’s decision to leave the European Union have “the potential to undermine any projected recovery in business investment, impede international trade growth and even derail the already weak global growth,” the report warned.last_img read more

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Astronomers conduct chemical investigation of globular cluster NGC 6723

first_img Globular clusters (GCs) are collections of tightly bound stars orbiting galaxies. Astronomers perceive them as natural laboratories enabling studies on the evolution of stars and galaxies. Given that GCs are relatively rare, as there are just over 200 such clusters so far identified in the Milky Way, the hunt for new objects of this type and studying them is essential in order to improve our understanding of our home galaxy.However, many known GCs still remain poorly studied, especially with regard to heavier elements. This is the case with NGC 6723—a GC about 12.5 billion years old located some 28,400 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Although this cluster has been studied photometrically in the past, its history of spectroscopic observations is unsatisfactory, leaving many uncertainties regarding its chemical composition.A team of astronomers led by Juliana Crestani of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, decided to change that. They have performed a detailed spectral analysis of NGC 6723 using high-resolution spectra for 11 RGB stars collected with the Magellan Inamori Kyocera Echelle (MIKE) instrument on one of the twin 6.5 Magellan telescopes, and with the Fibre-fed, Extended Range, Echelle Spectrograph (FEROS) at the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope. This allowed them to investigate abundances of a variety of species, including light, alpha, iron-peak and neutron-capture elements in the selected sample of stars.”In the present work, we have obtained abundance estimates for variety of chemical species with a sample of 11 RGB stars,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.The research found a mean metallicity at a level of about −0.93, with a star-to-star spread of around 0.05 dex. The typical alpha enrichment was measured at approximately 0.39, which follows the trend of metal-poor and metal-intermediate globular clusters.The astronomers noted that the same trend was observed also for light metals, iron-peak, s/r-process elements and for the anticorrelation: Na-O and Mg-Al. The findings seem to suggest that the chemical enrichment of NGC 6723 is typical for metal-intermediate GCs.”The current findings further support the evidence that the chemical enrichment of NGC 6723 is more in line with metal-intermediate GCs and their lower metallicity counterparts, and it does not bring forward the prodrome of the metal-rich regime,” the researchers concluded.They added that the results put NGC 6723 right at the edge between the low and high metallicity regimes that correlate strongly with horizontal-branch morphology. By analyzing high-resolution spectra for 11 red giant branch (RGB) stars, astronomers have conducted a chemical investigation of the globular cluster NGC 6723. Results of the study, presented in a paper published June 24 on arXiv.org, offer more insights on the chemical enrichment of NGC 6723 and could be important to better understand chemical composition of globular clusters in general. Finding chart for the analyzed stars, which are indicated by red circles. The dashed and full line black cirles represent the core and half-light radius, respectively (Harris 1996, 2010 edition). Image from the ESO Digitized Sky Survey. More information: Juliana Crestani, et al. Chemical abundances in the metal-intermediate GC NGC 6723. arXiv:1906.09824v1 [astro-ph.SR]: arxiv.org/abs/1906.09824 Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Astronomers conduct detailed chemical analysis of eleven globular clusters Citation: Astronomers conduct chemical investigation of globular cluster NGC 6723 (2019, July 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-astronomers-chemical-globular-cluster-ngc.html © 2019 Science X Networklast_img read more

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ME to WE is saving lives The Travel Corporation highlights the importance

first_img Devin Kinasz TORONTO —The Travel Corporation (TTC) celebrated its global partnership with ME to WE at a recent industry event in Toronto that included highlights of immersive volunteer trips as well as the announcement of new African itineraries with Contiki and Trafalgar.Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai, Governor of Narok Country, Kenya was on hand to describe all the good that has been done in his community by ME to WE, supported by travellers participating in special itineraries through Lion World Travel, Contiki and Trafalgar Tours.WE Charity, Co-founder and social entrepreneur, Marc Kielburger; His Excellency, Samuel Kuntai Ole Tunai, Governor of Narok Country, Kenya; Jeff Element, President of The Travel Corporation Canada.“We don’t have the same opportunities as you do in Canada, and this is why we have tremendous respect for the ME to WE community. They have given opportunities to our rural citizens,” he said. “More than 400 classrooms have been done, and a hospital supported by doctors and nurses. Before there was loss of life because the nearest hospital was so far but now this is not the case. This is not a movie, ME to WE is saving lives.”Several of TTC’s brands allow guests to book ME to WE Immersive Volunteer Trip extensions on set departures, or request custom ME to WE trips in Kenya, India and Ecuador. As part of the culturally immersive experience, clients stay among local communities in comfortable lodges, fully owned and operated by ME to WE.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’ns“Many of our travellers are open to experiencing meaningful travel with unforgettable, moving experiences. We are therefore very excited to be supporting ME to WE’s outstanding immersive volunteer trips, which we will help promote with our 10,000 team members across the globe and with the involvement of our loyal travel partners globally,” said Brett Tollman, Chief Executive Officer of The Travel Corporation.Moreover, Contiki and Trafalgar are now offering African itineraries to their lineups alongside ME to WE options following TTC’s purchase of a regional ground operator. Contiki has not been in the market for many years and is excited to be returning with additional destination options for 19-35 year-olds. For Trafalgar, its entry into Africa has been 72 years in the making.One TTC brand that is no stranger to Africa is Lion World Travel, which has also partnered with ME to WE to provide its guests with unique opportunities to immerse themselves in local Kenyan culture. Guests can make a real difference in the community through a three-night extension.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from Ottawa“Kenya is recognized worldwide as one of the top destinations in the world for wildlife tourism. The Maasai Mara has an unparalleled appeal due to its iconic status as the ultimate safari destination,” said Cris David, President of Lion World Travel. “The annual migration of 1.5 million wildebeest across the Mara from June to October is the event that many travellers associate with Africa and the safari experience.”Some of the African itineraries from Lion World Travel include:Kenya Exclusive Tented Safari is an 8-night luxury adventure that visits Nairobi, Amboseli Game Reserve, Samburu National Reserve and the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This safari takes clients to intimate camps across Kenya where they will enjoy unforgettable wildlife encounters, traditional Maasai dance, “sundowner” cocktails, and delectable dinners under the stars.Ultimate Kenya and Tanzania itinerary is an 8-night “best of the best” luxury vacation through East Africa’s top safari destinations. Clients will visit Nairobi, Samburu National Reserve, the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park. This adventure will have guests searching for the “big five” as they experience encounters with Africa’s dense populations of big game. Highlights include luxury accommodations include spacious tents with views of East Africa’s scenery, a special breakfast in the bush and “Just For You” cultural visits to a Maasai village and marketplace. << Previous PostNext Post >> “ME to WE is saving lives”: The Travel Corporation highlights the importance of voluntourism Tags: Contiki, ME to WE, Trafalgar, TTC, Volunteeringcenter_img Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Posted by Sharelast_img read more

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Truths in Lombok

first_imgTruths in LombokAn inside angle and the shocking truth about what’s really happening in LombokWarning – contains disturbing footage….Two days before this year’s earthquake,  Glen the CEO of Project Karma headed to Bali for a child protection conference.Before mainstream news hit, Glen was messaging the Project Karma board on all channels. Natural disasters are  dangerous times for children. They get displaced from their families, undergo enormous stress and are preyed upon by the disgusting elements of humanity.A helicopter was chartered, funds were diverted and Glen and his team hit the ground running.Within hours, one of the grief support counsellors enlisted to help traumatised children was being investigated. Glen gathered the evidence, followed due process and the scum was arrested and charged with rape of a 12-year-old girl who had lost her family.The Australian government issued the “reassess your need to travel” advice. It reflected what we were hearing from the ground, but not the official channels, which seemed to play down the devestation.Ridiculous, especially when you view this haunting piece of footage from Photographer Richard Alma who flew back into the disaster zone with Glen to show the world devastation hidden from view. Haunting Videoclick here Source = STUBA.com Covermore insurance came in with common sense. Their policy statement was along the lines of” it’s not a safe place to be, you should not go there, we will cover your travel charges.”Meanwhile others said that whilst flights were flying, and the hotel was taking guests (although it was shut for repairs for a month shut for a month) that any change of plans would be considered “of choice” and policies null and void.The conspiracy theories started to abound with respect to the Asia Games and effects on tourism. If openly acknowledged as a “National Disaster a minimum number of troops would be required on the ground in Lombok. Which would have to come from the Asia Games, leaving them “unprotected”.Suggestions that if any aid agencies reported the issues,they would be black -banned from a presence in Indonesia.  “Allegedly” the Beckhams and Oxfam were asked to be quiet. Try and find a press release from one of the major charities you would expect to see on the ground. Glen painted a picture by SMS, skype, Facebook updates and interviews via global news services  of unmitigated disaster. The injured were taken to hospitals to find ICU wards demolished with no survivors. Glen Saw hundreds of bodies in the first couple of days, whilst the official death toll, even after the third earthquake, only hovered just around 400. Thirdly of course was tourism. With cancellations already running rife (even in the face of crap insurance agencies who think a natural disaster zone is still kosher for a holiday) the major source of income from the country could not be threatened.The gossip, which may just be that, suggests locals were denied aid to ensure the wealthy don’t miss out on tourist $. What do you believe?Meanwhile people like Glen working 60 hours in a three day period, companies like Gate7 continuing their support for Project Karma, the Australian travel public throwing tons of cash into relief efforts for a country they love.Strange world.For more direct information:Project Karma Indonesia – www.projectkarma.or.idwww.facebook.com/project.karma.indonesiaRichard Alma Photography – http://www.richardalma.com/www.stuba.com learn more about stuba.com herelast_img read more

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Global Destinations and Threeland Travel host influencers from Indian travel trade in

first_imgThreeland Travel, an inbound operator for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar represented by Global Destinations in India organised an eight-day familiarisation trip for key travel trade agents in Vietnam in August 2016.The visit showcased cultural, leisure and historical offerings of Vietnam such as the Temple of Literature, boat ride to the three caves of Tam Coc, a trip to My Son– to discover the hidden treasure of the Cham culture, discovering Cu Chi tunnels, a network of over 200 km of tunnels and more.Pruthvi Khetani, General Manager– Mumbai, Global Destinations, said, “Vietnam is a culturally rich destination that offers a wide range of leisure experiences to travellers. More importantly, it is easily accessible from India, which makes it preferred for visitors of different age groups. The teams of Threeland Travel and Global Destinations worked tirelessly to make this visit a grand success.”The journey extensively covered activities from the South to North of Vietnam including a trip to two remaining sanctuaries in Hoa Lu, witnessing show of water puppetry, cruising through the rock formations of Halong Bay, visiting the glamour town of Hoian, boat cruising in the canals of Ben Tre, exploring Ho Chi Minh City and dinner on Indochina Junk Cruise.The travel operators that participated in the visit included Uniglobe Odessey, Harmony Tours and Travels, Voyagers Club, Luxury Roots, Varun Worldwide, Pathfinders, Holidays & More, Round The World, Viceregal Travels.last_img read more

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