NEW YORK — Brandon Marshall knew he was on his way out of Chicago. He heard all the rumors. Things got rocky with the Bears last season, so a change appeared inevitable.“I kind of felt it over the last two months,” Marshall said during a conference call. “So my agent and I just prepared ourselves emotionally and also from the business standpoint for that day. So, it really wasn’t unexpected.”The New York Jets agreed to a deal for Marshall on March 6, and it became official March 10 as the NFL’s free agency period started. The Jets sent a fifth-round draft pick to Chicago for the playmaking wide receiver and a seventh-rounder.For Marshall, it will be his fourth NFL team. And, he hopes, his last.“Oh, man, yeah,” he said. “That was the plan in Chicago, and that’s definitely the plan here in New York.”Marshall, who turns 31 on March 23, played the last three seasons with the Bears. But he dealt with injuries and had 61 catches last season, his lowest total since his rookie year with Denver in 2006. He also clashed with teammates at times, and even his relationship with quarterback Jay Cutler appeared a bit strained.“We’re the brothers that, we love each other and we also get into it, but it’s always been that way and it will never change,” Marshall said. “I love him.”New Jets coach Todd Bowles was in Miami as the Dolphins defensive coordinator while Marshall was there for two seasons. The two hit it off then, and Marshall is excited to be reunited with Bowles.“Look out, everybody. He’s a man’s man,” Marshall said of Bowles. “He’s a leader.”Marshall has watched what the Jets and new general manager Mike Maccagnan have done during an aggressive last few days, including trading for him and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and signing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine, and safety Marcus Gilchrist.“These guys have created something special,” Marshall said. “This is a young team, a team that’s hungry. It’s going to be a special journey.”He comes to the Jets as a true No. 1 wide receiver, a guy who has caught 100 or more passes in five seasons and had at least 1,000 yards receiving every year from 2007-13.In offensive coordinator Chan Gailey’s system with the Jets, Marshall expects to be a “big piece” but used in whatever way is most effective.“I think with this offense and with what Chan does, spreading the ball around, is going to help us out a lot,” he said. “But I do think I’m going to be in position because of how great a job he does creating matchups to really take my game to another level and I’m looking forward to that.”In Chicago, Marshall saw his targets decrease from earlier in his career as the Bears brought in Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett to pair with him and running back Matt Forte to help Cutler run a potentially high-scoring offense.He sees the potential for a similar situation with the Jets, especially with Eric Decker complementing him at wide receiver.“We might be going against a team where he might have the best match-up and Decker might be the guy with 10, 11 catches and I may just have two,” Marshall said. “Five years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to cope with that the right way.”Marshall’s actions on and off the field have sometimes been an issue in his previous stops. He’s known as a fiery competitor, and has been willing to speak his mind, calling out teammates at times and rubbing some the wrong way.He is also well-spoken and thoughtful, parlaying that into a role on Showtime’s Inside The NFL, a gig that required him to fly from Chicago to New York every Tuesday. His commute would be a lot closer now from the Jets’ facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.“It’s only a 30-minute ride to Showtime,” he said, “if we choose to do that again.”Marshall has said he suffers from borderline personality disorder, and has been an active spokesman for mental health during the last few years. He has been fined by the NFL in the past for wearing green cleats to support his mental illness foundation.“I was lost and really didn’t cope and deal with things the right way the first couple of years,” Marshall said. “My second year in Miami (2011) is when there really was a transformation in my life and in my heart, and I started to see the world the way it’s supposed to be seen.“Since then, I’ve been living my life in a way that, I haven’t been perfect,” he added, “but one that I would say that I’m happy with and feel that I’m being an effective, healthy citizen wherever I am.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico racing regulators are set to decide if they will issue the state’s sixth and final license for a horse racetrack and casino.The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday also could name the winning bid for the final license despite objections from New Mexico five existing “racinos.”Under the state’s compacts with casino-operating tribes, only six racinos are allowed in New Mexico. The five existing racinos are in Hobbs, Ruidoso, Farmington, Albuquerque, and Sunland Park.There three other proposals out of Clovis, New Mexico, including one involving “moving grandstand” that will allow an audience to travel alongside running horses.Two other projects are proposed for Tucumcari along this historic Route 66 and Lordsburg near New Mexico’s Bootheel.The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NDP Party has selected a candidate to represent Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies in the upcoming Federal Election.The candidate name that has been added to the NDP website, to run for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, is Marcia Luccock.Energeticcity.ca has tried reaching out to the NDPs for more information on Luccock but has not returned our calls. Luccock will take on the incumbent Bob Zimmer from the Conservative party, Ron Vaillant representing the Peoples Party of Canada, Catharine Kendall of the Green Party, Mavis Erickson of the Liberal Party, and Jacob Stokes of the Rhinoceros Party of Canada.A local debate has been announced for October 10, 2019, at the Lido Theatre. All the candidates have been invited to attend.General Election day is set for October 21, 2019.
Washington DC: Eyeing India’s multi-billion dollar fighter jet market, Boeing has offered to build a 21st century aerospace ecosystem in India for co-developing F/A-18 Super Hornet upgrades as part of the country’s advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA) programme. Two major American fighter jets manufacturers – Boeing and Lockheed Martin – are in the race for the Indian fighter jet market. Lockheed Martin has offered to shift its entire F-16 manufacturing base from US to India. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”What we’re talking about is a complete ecosystem of capability it’s building up supply chain, it’s building up engineering capacity, technical mechanical capacity. It is bringing the build, not the kit, to India,” Marc Allen, president of Boeing International and a member of the Boeing Executive Council, said. Last month, Allen was named senior vice president of Boeing and president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations. Boeing has offered that future F/A-18 Super Hornet upgrades can be co-developed with India, maximising performance, affordability, indigenisation for decades. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather, carrier-capable, multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft. As a result, Allen argued, the impact will be transformational – building a next gen warfighter in India and a 21st century aerospace ecosystem with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Mahindra along with Boeing industry’s partners (GE Aviation, GKN Aero, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon). “And that’s why the idea of being able to service, both the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force requirements together is so vital because it creates a volume that supports industrial development at a massive scale,” Allen said in response to a question. Boeing says that the ‘Make in India’ programme for the Super Hornet has been envisioned for aircraft made in India for India. The Super Hornet production line will exist in the US to meet the immediate needs of its American and international customers. India is to build an entirely new line, leveraging Boeing’s commercial and defence experience, Allen said. The Super Hornet is the airplane that fits the requirement of both the Indian Navy and Airforce, he asserted. Boeing says that the Super Hornet offering for India co-opts the expertise of a public-private partnership with HAL and Mahindra to make the F/A-18 Super Hornet in an advanced Factory-of-the-Future in India. The partnership, it asserts, will harness productivity opportunities in India to deliver more-for-less (more capability for less cost) to its Indian customers and worldwide. Noting that its current F/A-18 production involves 60,000 jobs and 800 suppliers in 44 US States, Boeing officials say that this can be replicated in India. This partnership will create jobs and industrial capacity in India and also helps Boeing stay globally competitive. The future production with Indian partners will involve maximising indigenous content and producing the F/A-18 in India thereby creating a 21st century aerospace ecosystem, Allen said as he refuted giving a direct answer to the question of minimum number of fighter jet orders it needs from India to develop that ecosystem. “We have not framed up our responses to the government’s request for information around a minimum order now, but what we’ve done is that show us your requirements and we’ll show you what’s possible inside your requirements. But certainly, the government recognises the programmatic constraints that the more it’s able invest in a broader program that can cover multiple services, the more capacity for industrial development it will get, he said. “We will shape our bid to the number. There’s less we can do at a lower number in terms of what’s Made in India. And to get to the full up ecosystem, the more the purchases, the more that can be done. It’s a sliding scale. And remember it’s also a sliding timescale,” he said. But at the same time, Allen said that Boeing is not waiting for the competition to begin building the ecosystem. But at the same time, Allen said that Boeing is not waiting for the competition to begin building the ecosystem. Boeing, Allen said will continue to invest millions of dollars in supplier development, training, tooling and quality systems and skill development at its Indian suppliers.
A trailblazer, a visionary leader, social worker, and first-generation entrepreneur, Vikash Kumar Singh broke new ground by introducing professional education for the ‘weaker sections’ in India.Born in a family of Indian Air Force, Singh not just had the opportunity to travel extensively across the country and pick up multifarious skills, languages, and interests, he also had the zeal to do things differently, the passion to excel, the conviction to break frees and the will to achieve. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIn 2008, Singh realised that there is a huge gap in the education system, right from the grass root level (toddlers onwards). The need for proper mentoring and education at an early stage among the toddlers prompted him and his team to study the parameter to bridge the gap and that start an institution involving tiny tots and toddlers. Today this institution ‘Genius Kids’ is considered to be one of the best in making a solid foundation for tiny tots during their formative years, thereby enabling them to become compatible and competitive. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardHe has been several times accorded with awards and honours in the field of innovative thinking and public speaking and was awarded the Rashtriya Rattan Award in the year 2002 in recognition to his outstanding services to the society and individual achievements in nation building through innovative educational activities at All India achievers conference in New Delhi. He was also awarded the Society Icon 2017 by Magna and also received the Top 50 SME index in India from ASSOCHAM in 2016. Moreover, on April 12, 2019, Genius Kids received the certificate of recognition and Award as The Top Pre Schools Of India ranking 2018 at School Leadership Summit 2019. Also, on March 8, 2019, Annex College was awarded the India’s Education Excellence Award 2018 as India’s Best Institute for Management and Technical Education in Eastern India by Berkshire Media LLC, USA. “I always believe that you cannot achieve your goal and excel in life without being passionate. I always strive for my goal with full planning, strategy, conviction, and an objective to not only for my personal growth but also to give back to society and grow with the impact I have created through my work,” says Singh. Vikash is a first generation entrepreneur having no family background in business or entrepreneurship. Sharing his mantra of success, he says, “The flavour of success lies in your conviction to break free, your passion to excel and your will to achieve. Proper utilisation of time to generate goodwill and create social impact is entrepreneurship for me.” “I belong to a middle-class family and hence I was not born with a silver spoon in mouth. I started my journey with nothing except a dream. But, today when I turn back and see that more than 10,000 dreams have become a manifest reality with our institution, I feel proud of it. I take pride in having guided an entire generation of knowledge seekers. I have done a bit for the society at the age of 41 and wish to do a lot more in the future.”
Ohio State junior forward Sara Saekkinen (25) drives the puck down the ice in their game against Minnesota on Jan 26. Credit: Cori Wade | For The LanternIt was the first night of senior weekend for Ohio State, but the evening belonged to Bemidji State and redshirt sophomore goalie Lauren Bench, whose 44 saves allowed a Beavers’ comeback victory in Columbus.Bemidji State women’s hockey (11-16-2, 8-9-2 WCHA) upset No. 9 Ohio State (17-12, 11-10 WCHA) 3-2 on the road Friday night, turning a 2-0 first period deficit into a 3-2 win for its third straight season defeat against the Buckeyes.“They’re similar to us.” Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall said. “They grind it out, they play relentless. I don’t know how to break that down philosophically, but they do have our number this year, that’s for sure.”Ohio State dominated the puck for most of the night, putting 46 shots on net, with Bench saving all but two of them.Bench made 22 saves in the third period alone, as Ohio State mounted an urgent offensive front that tried to regain the 2-0 lead they built in the first period on goals from senior forward Madison Field and senior defenseman Lauren Boyle.Junior forward Abby Halluska scored her second goal in as many games against the Buckeyes to put the Beavers on the board and slice the Ohio State lead in half three minutes into the second period.Her breakaway goal off a Buckeye turnover was Halluska’s fifth of the year, and marked a palpable shift in momentum for a Beavers offense that had been outshot 13-5 in the first period and had scored only 54 goals coming into the series.Bemidji State did not let up, as the game-tying strike was provided by Bemidji State sophomore forward Lydia Passolt eight minutes into the second, which took the air out of the Friday night Buckeyes home crowd.Much like their last meeting on Nov. 10, which also saw goals from Halluska and Field, the Beavers and Buckeyes entered the game’s final period knotted at two apiece. Bemidji State completed the comeback with a long-range slap shot that snuck past Ohio State sophomore goalie Lynsey Wallace for her sixth goal of the season, giving the Beavers a 3-2 lead three minutes into the third period.Wallace replaced freshman goalie Andrea Branedli, who Muzerall said is participating in an international tournament with her native Switzerland National Hockey Team. Braendli was named NCAA No. 2 Star of the Week after two straight shutout performances the past weekend at St. Cloud State.Bemidji State was 0-9-1 before getting its first two season wins against the Buckeyes in November, but now claim wins against No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 9 Ohio State in back-to-back weekends.Bench made 27 saves in the Beavers’ upset against Wisconsin this past Friday, which Muzerall said helped build her confidence, as she entered this series with the second-lowest save percentage in the WCHA at .914.Ohio State has lost three straight against Bemidji State, despite outshooting them 119-78, which Ohio State redshirt junior Jincy Dunne said is becoming indicative of the Buckeyes’ shortcomings on offense.“That seems to be a common theme in a lot of our losses we’ve had,” Dunne said. “We’ve just got to find a way to get the puck in the net.”Dunne added that the festivities of Saturday’s senior night may add some fuel on the fire for the Buckeyes.“I think it will be more emotional just because we love our seniors,” Dunne said. “Especially because this could potentially be our last home game. We don’t know yet.”Bemidji State will hope to make it four in a row against the Buckeyes on Saturday night with a season sweep. If it wins, it would be Ohio State’s seventh loss in nine games.The Buckeyes are facing a must-win situation, as they stand at No. 9 and would likely drop from the polls with another loss, which would keep them out of the eight-team NCAA Tournament.
TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Aug 2015 – The latest from the Minister of Education on the new government high school for Providenciales is that the institution may not be ready for the 180 seventh graders. The PDM had expressed their doubts on the completion of the project in time for September 7th 2015 during House of Assembly debate a week ago; and Minister Akierra Missick confirmed this week that after a review of the site, she sees that it is possible that Jamalco will not be done with the construction which saw ground broken in February. Media is informed that in a report due tomorrow, it will be determined whether or not the Long Bay High will be open in time. Recommended for you Related Items:akierra missick, delayed, house of assembly, long bay high, Pdm TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA
Recommended for you Royal Bahamas Defence Force Prepare Hurricane Shelter Related Items:#DrugBust, #magneticmedianews, #RBPF, bimini Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Grand Bahama Police report on crash landing off West End Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 5th, 2017 – Bimini – Two male suspects ages 31 and 39 from Bimini are now in police custody after being arrested on Friday 1st September, in connection with a major drug bust.Just three weeks after the Royal Bahamas Police Force made a $3.2million drug bust in Andros, Grand Bahama Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers and officers of the Bimini division intercepted a 26ft aqua and white Contender vessel in waters near Alice Town and discovered 157 kilos of cocaine with a street value of $2.3 million.Assistant Superintendent of Police, Terecita Pinder explained that officers were acting on information received, and during a search, were able to recover two white coolers and two backpacks stacked with packages of the cocaine in the vessel. The bust was made around 7am.Subsequently, the two suspects on board were arrested and taken to the Alice town police station, and will be arraigned before Magistrates Court in New Providence this week.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews
Spruce aphid are small, soft-bodied insects that attack coastal spruce trees by sucking out the sap and causing them to turn yellow and brown and drop from the tree. Sitka spruce in tidewater and stressed areas, such as urban areas, are particularly susceptible to this pest. Courtesy of US Forest ServiceThey feed primarily on older needles, Current year’s needles are usually not damaged, though they may be fed on during population outbreaks. According to the Cooperative Extension, there are several active ingredients that can be used on ornamental trees for the control of aphids. Common products include, but are not limited to, acephate, bifenthrin, cyfuthrin, azadirachtin, horticultural oils, and imidacloprid. Do this at several locations. If aphids are present, treatment may be warranted. Damage from feeding that occurs in the early spring is often not observed until later in the spring or summer. If trees are not treated until the damage is obvious, the effectiveness of control measures will be minimized. Spruce aphid outbreaks do not tend to last more than a few years and several natural factors contribute to spruce aphid control. The Cooperative Extension says that the European spruce aphid has been establishing itself on the western side of the Kenai Peninsula. The Cooperative Extension suggests weekly monitoring through the spring to note any new infestations and track populations. Aphids can be detected by holding a piece of sturdy, white paper under a branch and lightly tap the branch against the paper. The aphids are green and usually wingless; however, a winged generation may be produced to facilitate spread. Spruce aphid is not usually a tree-killing pest; its damage is largely aesthetic, but aphid feeding stresses trees and lowers their defenses to other pests, like spruce bark beetles. Provide supplemental water during dry spells to maintain or improve tree vigor, and prevent unnecessary injury to the trees. Scientists say that spruce aphids are most active and damaging in late winter and early spring, with populations fluctuating according to weather conditions. Concern is growing that this year’s mild winter may allow the aphids to rapidly build up large populations. Story as aired:Audio PlayerDorene-on-spruce-aphid-infestation-grows-with-milder-winter.mp3VmDorene-on-spruce-aphid-infestation-grows-with-milder-winter.mp300:00RPd Application methods vary for different products and include sprays, soil drenches, or stem injections. Some products may discolor needles or need to be applied repeatedly. Note that pesticides are subject to restrictions on application depending on weather and proximity to water. Be sure to follow application directions carefully near bodies of water or and be aware of warnings about impacts on fsh, other aquatic animals, or any other non-target species. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享If the spruce bark beetles weren’t causing enough destruction on their own, local trees are now subcumbing to spruce needle aphids.
Senator Micciche, speaking to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday afternoon, said he refers to the bill as the “take it outside” act. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on January 26th, 2018 at 04:09 pmA proposal to ban smoking in bars and restaurants across Alaska gained wide support in the Alaska Legislature. If signed into law, the bill would restrict smoking in public places. One Republican state Representative Gabrielle LeDoux of Anchorage, the chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, killed the same bill in the 2015-16 Legislature. LeDoux, continues to voice her opposition for the bill, and is in a key position that allows her to decide whether it comes up for a final vote. Senate Bill 63, is sponsored by Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen). SB 63 reads, “An Act prohibiting smoking in certain places; relating to education on the smoking prohibition; and providing for an effective date.” Micciche: “Senate Bill 63 does not prohibit outdoor smoking except where near it affects others, such as building entrances and exits. The Bill does not legislate the employment of smokers and nonsmokers, and local government will retain their ability for more restrictive local provisions than the statewide law.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-smoking-ban.mp3VmJennifer-on-smoking-ban.mp300:00RPd
The first of its kindSouthern Living, a pioneer in this experiential brand extension model, is on nearly its 30th year of building an Idea House, and has near cult-like followings for its homes that draw upwards of 20,000 visitors in person, proving that a project as expansive and daunting as building and marketing a home is profitable.Sid Evans, editor-in-chief of Southern Living and Coastal Living, says that back when the Idea House project was first conceptualized, “that was a pretty radical concept at the time for a bunch of magazine editors,” to be able to represent a house in its entirety rather than just writing about or photographing it.Focused on creating quality builds and showcasing beautiful designs, the brands are ultimately concerned with generating inspiration for their audiences, with an emphasis on southern charm or coastal relaxation for the magazines’ specific reader-interests.For both SL and CL, their Idea Houses offer revenue streams from more than one area and lasts far beyond than the initial construction and display of the house.Living room | Southern Living‘s 2018 Idea House in Austin, TX.As with many showcase homes, the SL and CL Idea Houses come together with the help of partnerships from builders, who secure the lot and build the home, the designers, who bring their own high-profile social followings, and advertisers, who supply products. Along with the investment from the magazines themselves, the sponsors and the brand see a return from a variety of locations that lasts far beyond the house’s initial construction and display.Evans says that revenue is seen from the public home tours, which, this year, run between June 15 and November 8, advertising via print and digital coverage, and the sale of the house plans—which are sold through a separate house plans business extension consisting of over a thousand blueprints available for purchase.For sponsors, the real profit comes when readers want to incorporate the ideas from the house into their own homes. “I think that they tend to see a very strong bump in sales and that’s why so many of the sponsors come back year after year,” says Evans.Editorial coverage of the Idea Houses begin during the construction phase of the project, which allows for readers to become engaged with the journey of building the home. Evans says that the sneak peaks on the brand’s Instagram and Facebook feeds drives engagement and drives readers to the actual house for public tours, which at $15 per person, provides revenue for the brand while a portion of the proceeds are donated to a local charity.For SL’s 2018 Idea House, which is located near downtown in Austin, TX, Evans says he expects the outpour to be even higher than average, while the 2018 CL house is located in the smaller community of Habersham, South Carolina and is expected to draw a comparatively smaller crowd.“Last year we had a house in Bald Head Island, which you have to take a ferry to get to. So it’s a little bit more remote, a little bit harder to get to. I think that house still had over 10,000 people who went through it,” he says. A showcase home with a family in mindSketch of the Whole Home Project house | Image Courtesy of House Beautiful Magazine.The Whole Home Project by House Beautiful takes the idea home concept one step further. By incorporating a the theme of wellness and healthy living throughout the entire house, the Whole Home still features an aesthetically-pleasing design, but it also utilizes everything from color and decor to fixtures and appliances to bring peace-of-mind to inhabitants.“It’s not just a house that looks pretty so you can say you did it, but it’s a house for living in and loving. I feel like this Whole Home Project is the truest expression of that that we’ve undertaken in terms of a project like that,” says Sophie Donelson, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful.The magazine has experimented with design-oriented showcase homes in the past, and has an ongoing concept kitchen project called Kitchen of the Year that is on its 11th year, but the Whole Home Project is a first of its kind for the brand as it highlights a very specific objective throughout an entire home.The initial concept didn’t include the construction of a physical home, however. Inspired by friends and family who Donelson saw seeking wellness and healthy living hacks from sources outside of their homes, she originally planned on creating an editorial series that offered inspiration in how to bring these themes into readers homes. Comprised of four chapters: calm, health, unplug and detox, and revibe and recharge, the editorial project was called “The Whole Home Report,” and held spots within different print editions, but didn’t extend beyond that.Construction of the Whole Home Project is underway | Image courtesy of House Beautiful Magazine.“Leave it to the sales and marketing team to say, ‘Let’s not stop there. Let’s build a house!’” says Donelson, who agrees that it was an obvious extension from the editorial platform.Securing the builder and the kitchen designer for the project was an easy next step for House Beautiful. “When they heard this idea of a wellness and happiness home, they really latched onto it,” says Donelson.“This is a space that someone will buy and they will live here,” says Brenda Saget Darling, associate publisher at House Beautiful. “It is seriously thinking about what their needs are, and [wellness] is a topic that resonates with everybody, which is why we had so many sponsors come on board almost immediately.”As a principle, the magazine wanted its partners to be on the same page with the mission of the Whole Home Project, and worked to find specific advertisers who practiced similar wellness and happiness initiatives in their own businesses. “What was the most amazing thing was that everywhere I went, every one of our partner sponsors had some kind of wellness initiative that they wanted to share,” Saget Darling tells Folio:. “It just organically evolved.”Once the Whole Home is revealed in the November print issue of House Beautiful, the house itself will be open for the magazine, the sponsors and the subscribers to visit and tour until the house itself is sold. Rather than selling tickets to public tours, Donelson says that she plans to invite local subscribers in the Atlanta area to a series of events while also hosting charity events with the local Ronald McDonald House.Securing successful partnershipsBoth Southern Living’s and Coastal Living’s idea houses and House Beautiful’s Whole Home Project prioritize national sponsors within their showcase houses as a way to illustrate how various products could work in a reader’s home.However, the brands take different courses of action when finding sponsors.For House Beautiful, about 75 percent of the advertisers it’s using in the Whole Home Project had worked with the brand before. When approached about the new project, Brenda Saget Darling, associate publisher at House Beautiful, says that they had no issues getting them to sign back on as well as landing new partnerships.Master bedroom porch | An exclusive first look at Coastal Living’s 2018 Idea House in Habersham, SC“From an advertising point-of-view, it has been a phenomenal success,” says Saget Darling. “There’s been a significant increase in revenue from the perspective that all of our ad partners either significantly increased their spend from 2017, but it also garners new advertisers that we had never carried before.”Many of the Whole Home Project sponsors were required to pay sponsorship fees, which Saget Darling says was a real revenue driver for the brand, but the partners receive their fair share of marketing from the deal.“Editorial coverage is part of their package and our hope is that they have a story to tell,” she says. Beyond individual features both print and digitally, the sponsors will also have access to the house itself to host events and tours, be given visual content for their social pages, and in some cases, are given category exclusivity within the building of the home itself.SL and CL generally approach their sponsors after creating a rough concept for the home including its location, design and materials that will be used. And while the brands have storied histories with sponsors, they don’t always repeat those partnership if they feel the brands don’t best represent the design of the homes.“We’re very picky about where we’re going to build, what kind of community we want to be in, what kind of location we want to be in, and who we’re going to be partnering with,” says Evans. “One year, a house might have really extensive outdoor spaces, which would appeal to outdoor-oriented sponsors, and then another year we may not.”Another similarity between the brands’ showcase houses is how they register the success of the projects. All of the brands will be looking for clicks and page views on their digital channels as well as engagement on their social pages, and finally newsstand sales.“We want the feedback from the readers to be great, we want to hear good things from them,” Evans tells Folio:. “That is something that we can quantify through the mail that we get, through newsstand sales, through the digital traffic that we see, the way that people respond to it on social media, the number of people who actually go see the house in person. So there are a number of benchmarks.”House Beautiful anticipates a fallout years to come between readers integrating these ideas into their homes and the other brands and companies following in its footsteps. “I really hope that we are credited with being the first media brand, if not the first entity, to really pioneer a house for wellness and happiness,” says Donelson. “And then I do hope that there will be copycats!” An exclusive first look at Coastal Living‘s 208 Idea House in Habersham, SCShowcase houses aren’t a new concept for shelter magazines. Generally viewed as a natural—and expected—extension of a brand, it’s not atypical at this point for a magazine to participate in the nearly three-decade long trend by building part or all of a house of its own.Tasked with demonstrating to their readers design schemes that encapsulate modern design trends, showcase houses have been increasing in frequency, especially in the last decade, with brands like House Beautiful creating its inaugural wellness concept home this year.But as the trend expands, it takes on new forms from brand to brand and from year to year. By changing the location, design, or theme of the house, shelter magazines can make their showcase homes stand out among shared audiences, serve as destinations for people to visit, and remain profitable revenue sources for the brands.
News Facebook HBO Documentary Traces ‘Rolling Stone’ Music Culture Twitter Email ‘Rolling Stone’ Doc Tracks Mag’s 50-Year History hbo-documentary-traces-rolling-stone-music-culture ‘Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge’ presents publisher Jann Wenner and his magazine’s 50 years of influencing the culture it coveredPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 2, 2017 – 3:58 pm Historic covers and cultural coverage, spanning 50 years, separate the segments of the HBO documentary Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge, presented in two parts next week on Nov. 6–7. The magazine’s co-founder and publisher Jann Wenner unites them, showing how his personal vision and voice uniquely shaped America’s storms of change since the late 60s and how the public came to perceive them. His early choices elevated Annie Leibovitz and Hunter S. Thompson to international attention, and he personally produced the 1969 self-titled album by Boz Scaggs. Wenner was just getting warmed up.At the movie’s New York City premier on Oct. 30, co-director Blair Foster told Billboard on the red carpet that “very early on they were covering the art scene in the Bay Area and politics. I didn’t think that came until a little bit later, but really you see it within the first year of the magazine.” At the time this connection between music and broader social change was radical.As the decades ticked by it has come to seem almost taken for granted, but it was Wenner and Rolling Stone’s imprint that turned the latest music into a lens through which readers could view everything — war and voices raised against it, civil rights and voices raised against equality, impatient youth fighting for alternative lifestyles. Musicians, actors and other influential artists reflected all of this in their work, and Rolling Stone had the credibility to cover all of it.More recently the magazine has been looking for a buyer, after an investigative piece took a wrong turn leading to sizable legal costs and damages. But Wenner’s visionary outlook still leads along with new generations of writers and editors, many given their breaks by Rolling Stone.Now that everything is or seems digital, print doesn’t mean what it used to. But thanks to HBO’s Rolling Stone: Stories From The Edge, next week we’ll have a good chance to see how for 50 years, one music magazine showed how contemporary music meant everything.Lionel Richie To Produce Curtis Mayfield DocumentaryRead more
DANVERS, MA — Get ready for a fabulously funny, fairytale adventure when Shrek JR comes to the stage at St. John’s Prep. Audiences will love this tender, heartwarming story of a reluctantly lovable ogre and his wisecracking sidekick, who set out to rescue a feisty princess. Hilarious twists and turns ensue when they meet a ragtag band of misfits and find true acceptance along the way.Two Wilmington students are part of the production. Nicholas Morad will play several roles, including Little Ogre, Dwarf and one of the Three Blind Mice. James Callahan is handling lighting design.Performances are scheduled for Friday, January 18, at 7pm; Saturday, January 19 at 7pm; and Sunday, January 20, at 2pm at the Kaneb Theatre in Alumni Hall at St. John’s Prep (72 Spring Street, Danvers). Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online HERE.(NOTE: The above information is from St. John’s Prep.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 7 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 7 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Duchess and Duke of Sussex.Getty ImagesAs the Duke and Duchess of Sussex enter the domain of social media with their own official Instagram account, Kensington Palace decided to do away with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from their own account.The Kensington Palace account now belongs to Prince Williams and Kate Middleton. Even the profile picture of the account has been updated to one of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their family. The previous picture had both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Cambridge, from a charity event in February 2018.Now the bio of the Kensington Palace Instagram account reads: “The official account of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, based at Kensington Palace.” The profile picture also marks a debut for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in the world of social media. After the first post, a host of celebrities and fans dropped in to congratulate the couple. “Welcome to Instagram! I am looking forward to hearing positive stories as you work with various charities, foundations and travel of course!” a fan’s comment read.Priyanka Chopra too congratulated the couple on their debut post. Looks like, there is no feud between the two, after all. On the other hand, after setting up their profile picture the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already garnered more than three million followers. Notably, the account has been followed by celebrities including, Blake Lively, Gwyneth Paltrow and David Beckham. Priyanka Chopra has also followed the account.Though Meghan previously had an Insta account, that had to be deleted because of royal protocols. Meghan and Harry’s first message on their page said, “Welcome to our official Instagram; we look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues. We thank you for your support, and welcome you to @sussexroyal.”
Obaidul QuadeRoad, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Qauder on Sunday drew the attention of the election commissioner to taking interview of BNP nomination seekers by its acting chairperson Tarique Rahman through a videoconference.“We’re drawing the election commission’s attention whether a fugitive convict in two cases can join election procedures,” he said while talking to reporters at the secretariat.Quader, also the general secretary of Awami League, said, “I would like to tell the nation whether a fugitive convict can give such a statement. We want justice from the nation.”About their nominations of the ruling alliance, he said the list of candidates nominated by the AL-led 14-party alliance will be announced within 4-5 days as the list at its final stage.Responding to a question, how many seats will be shared with the alliance parties, he said, “Our prime minister told us that 65-70 seats will be given to alliance parties. If there’re more winnable candidates, the number might be raised through discussions.”In reply to another question, he said this election will be much fairer than previous ones. “There was no election in the past which was hundred per cent free and fair.” In response to another question about the election manifestos of others, Quader said, “Alliance partners will publish their respective manifestoes. There’s a possibility that the prime minister herself will unveil the Awami League manifesto. But, the date is yet to be fixed.”
Location of Peshawar, Pakistan. Photo: Screenshot taken from Google MapAt least 31 people were killed and 50 wounded when a bomb hidden in a carton of vegetables ripped through a crowded marketplace in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region Friday, officials said.The attack took place during the regular Friday bazaar in Kalaya, a town in a Shiite-dominated area of Orakzai tribal district, senior local official Khalid Iqbal told AFP.”According to our initial investigation, it was an improvised explosive device hidden in a carton of vegetables,” he said.Another senior official, Ameen Ullah, said 31 people had been killed, including 22 Shiites.More than 50 people were wounded, with 17 of them in critical condition, he said. Tribal police confirmed the toll.Orakzai is one of seven restive semi-autonomous tribal regions on the Afghan border, an area that has long been a focal point in the global war on terror and was famously described by Barack Obama as “the most dangerous place in the world”.Washington has insisted that the mountainous region provides safe havens to militants including the Afghan Taliban and Al Qaeda — an allegation that Islamabad denies.Pakistan, which joined the US war on terror in 2001, says it has paid the price for the alliance.It has been battling Islamist groups in the tribal belt since 2004, after its army entered the region to search for Al-Qaeda fighters who had fled across the border following the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.Multiple bloody military operations have been carried out in the area, officially known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and home to around five million ethnic Pashtuns.Security has improved in the region in recent years, though lower-level attacks are still carried out with devastating regularity, often targeting Shiites in the area.But it remains notorious for the availability of cheap guns and smuggled goods, along with narcotics including hashish and opium grown in both the FATA and neighbouring Afghanistan.Residents also complain of undue harassment by security forces, citing disappearances and extrajudicial killings.Earlier this year Pakistan passed legislation which paves the way for the tribal areas to be merged into neighbouring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, bringing them into the political mainstream.The move will impose the Pakistani judicial system on a region still loosely governed by British colonial-era laws and the tribal system of honour, which has always existed on the fringes of the state.
Share Wikimedia CommonsAuthorities say a man suspected of fatally stabbing his two children in Pasadena has been hospitalized after police found him with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car.Authorities say a man suspected of fatally stabbing his two children in Pasadena has been hospitalized after police found him with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car.Houston police say 61-year-old Jean Pierre Ndossoka was taken to a hospital in stable condition Sunday after authorities found him in Pasadena, located about 15 miles southeast of Houston.Police say Ndossoka is expected to survive and court records show he is charged with capital murder.Officials began searching for him Saturday, shortly after his estranged wife found their 8-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter dead at a Houston home.Police say the mother dropped off the children for a visitation with their father, but he later called to tell her the children were dead. She found their bodies and called police.
April 28, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » Forget blueprints and general contractors: why not just 3D print your entire house? One day, you might be able to, if a new autonomous 3D printing robot designed by MIT researchers ever goes on sale.The robot is an ungainly contraption full of solar panels, a crane and running on treads instead of wheels. But because it’s capable of printing the walls and other basic elements of an entire building, MIT says it could enable the design and construction of new kinds of structures that would not be feasible with traditional building methods. The robot printer is very different than consumer 3D printers on the market today. Instead of assembling its assigned printout in an enclosure, the MIT bot’s mechanical arm is fitted with nozzles that can spit out any number of substances used in building construction, such as concrete or insulation.To prove it works, the MIT engineers used it to construct a 50-foot-diameter, 12-foot-high dome made out of polyurethane foam and concrete. The entire project took less than 14 hours of “printing” time, which presumably doesn’t include the time it took to configure the robot with the required materials. And therein lies the challenge: the robot could be used on a building site right now, but it would likely require excessive handholding that would make it inefficient compared to other more conventional machines.So the robot’s real promise, according to former MIT engineering student Steven Keating, who helped designed it, lies in achieving full autonomy: a built-in scoop could both prepare the building surface and pick up local materials like dirt for an earthen structure, while the bot goes about its business needing no more electric power than what the sun offers.Keating wants “to have something totally autonomous, that you could send to the moon or Mars or Antarctica, and it would just go out and make these buildings for years,” he told MIT News. Given his choice of example building sites, though, it’s safe to say that you won’t be able to build your next suburban tract house with this bot any time soon. 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on PCMag
Mortgage Fraud Falls in Q4, Florida Ranks Highest in Dollar Volume in Data, Origination April 8, 2013 427 Views “”_Mortgage Daily’s_””:http://www.mortgagedaily.com/ Mortgage Fraud Index fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in Q4 2012, but the drop may just be a temporary dip.[IMAGE]The fraud index read 758 in the fourth quarter, down from 1,017 in Q3 and 1,141 in Q4 2011. According to _Mortgage Daily_, the fourth-quarter index reading was the lowest since first-quarter 2008.The number of cases tracked fell to 105–its lowest level since at least 2007. In Q3, there were 141 cases, while Q4 2011 saw 171 cases.[COLUMN_BREAK]Meanwhile, the dollar amount on fraud cases dropped to approximately $1.3 billion, down from $1.7 billion in Q3 and $1.8 billion the prior year. The fourth quarter’s dollar amount was the lowest since 2011.While the decline in fraud might seem promising, _Mortgage Daily_ founder Sam Garcia says it’s unlikely to last.””Preliminary data indicates that mortgage fraud case activity during the first quarter of this year was up around 25 percent from the fourth quarter,”” Garcia said.In terms of dollar amount of loans involved in fraud, California posted a decline from the third quarter, when it ranked No. 1. The Golden State dropped slightly in the ranks to the No. 2 spot, while Florida–which didn’t appear among the five worst-ranked states in Q3–took the top spot with about $246.9 million.As far as their index readings go, California and Florida both tied at 97.The index is put together using data from “”FraudBlogger.com””:http://fraudblogger.com/. While suspicious activity reports and other risk measures measure fraud that may have happened or could happen, Mortgage Daily’s index tracks only proven cases. Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Fraud Processing Service Providers 2013-04-08 Tory Barringer