Reyes put Carl Bryan Cruz, Mac Belo and the injured Raymond Almazan in the freezer for this match, but reiterated that the Gilas roster could change when the Filipinos battle Chinese Taipei at home on Monday.“Basically, we took into account the team that we are playing [today],” Reyes said after revealing the final roster. “And we also took into account our health and injury situation.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 6-foot-7 Almazan still has a swollen ankle, and could be available for the Taiwanese.“I spoke to the three of them and they took it very professionally and very well,” Reyes added. “This is just the 12-man roster for [Friday’s] game. For Taiwan, it would be different. Every game could change.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas takes the first step in its bid to return to the World Cup on Friday, clashing with Japan in Tokyo with a roster coach Chot Reyes feels is suited to defeat the Japanese on the road.After close to three weeks of hard work, Reyes made the final three cuts on his 15-man pool, basically sticking out with tested veterans led by Jayson Castro at the guard spot, Japeth Aguilar at forward and naturalized center Andray Blatche and June Mar Fajardo in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Alas will be the third point guard at Reyes’ disposal after Castro and Kiefer Ravena.Calvin Abueva, RR Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Gabe Norwood, Allein Maliksi and Troy Rosario complete the team.Team Philippines has had a long record of success against the Japanese, its last loss to the hosts happening in 2004 in the Fiba Asia Challenge where the Filipinos lost by 60 points.Japan has thrown in everything against the Philippines of late, including former NBA player Yuta Tabuse, to no avail.It will be bannered by naturalized forward Ira Brown in the 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in Manila) game at Komazawa gym at the Olympic Park in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Del Rosario gets Man of the Year, Hall of Fame nod Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The talented 6-foot-10 center Joji Takeuchi will still be the Japanese’s main man, though the Filipinos have ample knowledge of how he plays, which will be critical in Reyes’ defensive scheme.There are a total of 80 countries taking part in this hectic qualifying process, with the Philippines shooting to become one of eight countries coming from Asia to play in the World Cup in China in 2019. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next View comments
HAMILTON — Shares of Stelco Holdings Inc. have climbed more than 10 per cent after the company downplayed expected impacts of tariffs.The Hamilton-based steel producer says it paid about $39 million in tariffs in the third quarter but expects a meaningful drop the fourth quarter as it sells more products into the Canadian market.The company reported adjusted earnings of $135 million or $1.52 per share, compared with analyst expectations of $164 million or $1.54 per share according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Despite the miss, shares were up $1.82 or 10.1 per cent at $19.87 in mid-afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Stelco chief executive Alan Kestenbaum said in an earnings conference call that the company’s investments in higher-quality products has helped open more opportunities, including within the automotive sector.He says the company is also looking to create more value on the real estate side. Stelco bought more than 1,200 hectares of land in June, including nearly 324 hectares in the Toronto-Hamilton area. Companies in this story: (TSX:STLC)The Canadian 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.
Switching from a liberal outfit claiming to be devoted to serving people since generations to a right-wing Hindu nationalist party might seem like a startling turn of events (or perhaps not so!) for a politician; but upon a second look, without seeing this through the prism of politics but as a very common phenomenon, this is the plight of another woman fed up with the offending patriarchal method of functioning at her workplace. All India Congress Committee Convenor and National Spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi quit the Grand Old Party, expressing dissatisfaction with the party on Wednesday for reinstating some leader who had misbehaved with her at a press briefing in 2015, and two days later on Friday, she joined Shiv Sena in Mumbai. Not only has Priyanka Chaturvedi been vocal about matters of women empowerment and safety, she makes her mark by standing out with her articulate assertions about what she upholds. And of course, she did pay the price for it from time to time – the way it happens in the advanced, modern world with social media just a click away – trolls and abuse would pour in, her family was publicly threatened, even some party leaders (from Congress) attacked her. Initially suspended by the party, their reinstatement is what made Ms. Chaturvedi feel let down by Congress. “I realised that I will fail several women if I continue”, she said at a press conference. Indeed, this resonates with a lot of women who intend to work sincerely and diligently but preconceived notions pertaining to their womanhood invariably eclipse their capacity and performance. Also Read – A compounding difficultyThe other prominent reason for her to walk out was being denied an election ticket from Mumbai (it went to Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar) “Yes, I wanted a ticket but I knew it would not lead to bitterness if the decision didn’t come my way. The reason has been that when we talk of women empowerment, we need to live by them.” She is quoted as saying. Some clear dynamics we see here is that irrespective of the stage of performance, the story of a lesser-star employee (particularly if it is a woman) is roughly the same everywhere. Regardless of how effective a person might be in terms of work, they are essentially a means to further some cause of the organisation under the brand of which they perform. A political party is no exception – before being an instrument of democracy, it is an organisation the top priority of which is its own survival, secondarily, its people. Women-centric method of functioning comes with the purpose of marketing an idea for ulterior gains. Not to defeminise, but women need to be treated as individuals based on their competence and set an example of a level playing field. At its root, Priyanka’s walkout is more of a social matter than a political one.
New Delhi: Apollo Tyres Thursday reported 66.41 per cent plunge in consolidated net profit at Rs 83.99 crore for the fourth quarter of 2018-19, hit by Rs 100 crore write-off related to IL&FS. The company has written off Rs 100 crore for the March quarter and a total of Rs 200 crore for the entire 2018-19 fiscal on account of IL&FS issue. It had posted a net profit of Rs 250.10 crore for the fourth quarter of 2017-18. Sales for the period under review stood at Rs 4,176.25 crore. It stood at Rs 3,982.43 crore for the same quarter a year ago, Apollo Tyres said in a statement. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraFor 2018-19, the company reported a profit of Rs 679.84 crore, down 6.08 per cent from Rs 723.88 crore in 2017-18. Sales during the last fiscal stood at Rs 17,273.39 crore as against Rs 14,928.95 crore in 2017-18. “Considering the headwinds, we have managed a healthy volume growth across geographies for the full year, as well as, in the fourth quarter of 2018-19. The bottom line has been impacted, especially in fourth quarter, due to the write-off for IL&FS,” Apollo Tyres Chairman Onkar S Kanwar said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe increase in raw material prices by nearly 10 per cent in fourth quarter also impacted the performance, he added. “In India, with the green shoots already visible in the replacement market, we are optimistic about the overall sales picking up post the elections; European operations, on the other hand, will continue with its strong performance on the back of increased supplies from Hungary,” Kanwar said. The company said it holds unsecured, short term intercorporate deposit of Rs 200 crore with IL&FS Financial Services. The said deposit was due for maturity on October 22, 2018. However, IL&FS defaulted on the payment. The interest accrued and due on this investment of Rs 8.03 crore till October 22, 2018 has not been recorded, the company said. “As a result of increased credit risk in relation to outstanding balances from IL&FS and the uncertainty prevailing due to the proceedings pending with the NCL T, the entire amount of Rs 200 crore has been written off, of which Rs 100 crore was provided for up to December 31, 2018,” it added. Crisis-hit IL&FS Group is under a debt of over Rs 94,000 crore and various entities, including some former officials and auditors, are under the scanner for widespread irregularities and huge loan defaults.
The Seattle Seahawks are at a pivotal point of their season, in 2nd place in the NFC West with a record of 5-3 going into their Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals this week. Their big question mark: what’s happened to their running game? In the video above, Neil Paine outlines how a lack of a rushing attack may hamstring the team if it makes the playoffs.
Ohio State’s junior-forward Mason Jobst (26) steals the puck away from Notre Dame’s sophomore forward Mike O’Leary (19) during a Big Ten conference matchup at the Schottenstein Center on November 3, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. OSU lost 1-4. Credit: Alex Hulvalchick | For the LanternThe No. 15 Ohio State men’s hockey team (6-3-3, 1-3-0-0 in Big Ten) will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, after an off week to face off against No. 17 Michigan (6-4-2, 2-2-2-1 in Big Ten) in a battle between one of the nation’s best offenses and the Buckeyes’ shutdown defense.The Wolverines are tied for third in the nation in scoring offense at 3.83 goals per game, which includes putting in 11 goals in a series against then-No. 4 Minnesota. That series ended in an 5-4 overtime win and a 6-6 shootout loss for Michigan. Minnesota ranks in the top 10 in scoring defense, allowing only 2.29 goals per game.The Buckeyes match the impressive offensive numbers with a scoring defense that is also tied for third in the country, allowing only two goals per game. Head coach Steve Rohlik said the success is more about his own team performing well than preparing specifically for the opponent.“It’s about our detail, it’s five-man defense five-man offense and that’s what we’ve been stressing all year,” Rohlik said. “It’s about how we play and what we do, we know how good they are, we know what they can do, and again it’s about us going out there and executing our game plan.”Senior forward Tony Calderone is Michigan’s most powerful scorer this season, netting 10 goals on just 44 shots, good for fifth in the NCAA. Michigan’s key playmaker all year has been sophomore forward Cooper Marody, who is fourth in the nation with 20 points, and tied for second with 16 assists.“They can beat you with a lot of different guys and certainly guys like [Calderone] have been putting points up on the board, again I think it’s just about our team defense, it’s not about one guy, it’s about our five guys on the ice,” Rohlik said.Michigan changed head coaches for the first time in 33 years this offseason with the retirement of former NHL player Red Berenson. Berenson led the Wolverines to 11 NCAA Final Fours and two national championships. He was replaced by Mel Pearson, who was Berenson’s assistant coach from 1987-2011.“As a young coach being able to stand there and look down at a legendary Hall-of-Famer in Red, it’s almost like every game you walk away going ‘that’s unbelievable,’” Rohlik said. “Certainly Red’s missed … but Mel’s doing a heck of a job up there.”The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry transcends every sport, and hockey is no exception. Most games within this matchup are filled with big hits and trash talking. In a game last season, the bad blood escalated into a massive fight after an 8-6 Michigan victory last season.Michigan has won 11 of the 18 matchups against Ohio State in the past five seasons, but the Buckeyes have won five of the past eight meetings against their rivals.“We don’t like those guys and we know that they don’t like us,” junior forward Dakota Joshua said. “I think it’s really cut throat and we really take those games to another level.”Joshua is one of five Ohio State players born in Michigan, and he said there is an added intensity to perform in his home state.“Switching over sides, coming down to Ohio State was a big deal, and going back to Michigan there’s always some extra pride, extra chip on your shoulder that you want to stick it to them and prove them wrong.”This weekend series is the first of two the teams will share this season. With both teams teetering on the edge of the USCHO rankings week after week, these games may mean more than ever when when determining which teams make the NCAA tournament at the end of the year.Puck drop is set at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Friday game will be shown live on Big Ten Network.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#corruptioninTCIpoliceforce, #magneticmedianews, #TCIpolicearrested Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 30, 2017 – Providenciales – Three police officers are off the job after being arrested in a second joint operation between Police and the Integrity Commission. The IC explains that this arrest is not linked to the Labour Department scandal where fake work permits were being made and substituted for real ones and the monies allegedly pocketed by two women at the One Stop Shop.Magnetic Media is told that this latest case, where a sergeant from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a constable from the Turks and Caicos Islands and a special constable from Haiti were allegedly involved in negotiating the freedom of illegal migrants being housed at the detention center. Reports are they were paid off but because not everyone was paid, the matter was revealed to the Integrity Commission.Acting Police Commissioner Rodney Adams said in a media statement on the matter yesterday, “As a Police Service we are committed to investigating allegations of wrong doing by our own and we will continue to support the Integrity Commission with joint investigations.”#MagneticMediaNews#TCIpolicearrested#corruptioninTCIpoliceforce Recommended for you Tomiko Glinton plead guilty to two counts of “Acts of Corruption”
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
Ander Herrera has credited Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s man management skills and rapport with the squad for Manchester United’s change in fortune in recent weeks.The Red Devils resurgence since the exit of Jose Mourinho has brought back belief and joy to the club with the club currently mounting a late push for a top four position.Solskjaer has masterminded an eight-game winning streak with one draw following his arrival in December..@LCFC have taken 7️⃣ points from a last possible 9️⃣ against top 6 sides – only Wolves have won more pts v top 6 this season (of bottom 14 clubs)@ManUtd’s PL rank under Solskjaer1st Points (19)1st Goals (19)1st Shots (121)1st Conceded (6)Super Sunday on SS PL from 1pm 📺 pic.twitter.com/Mk29sSAB8l— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 1, 2019Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.And with the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all enjoying a good run of form since he took charge at Old Trafford, Ander Herrera has opened up on what he believes is the key behind the success story ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Leicester City.“Ole had that click with some players that they are performing at their best,” Herrera told ESPN FC. “He is getting the best from Rashford, he is getting the best from Paul, he is getting the best from Anthony, from Jesse. That’s not easy.“When you are a manager, we sometimes speak too much about tactics. But the most difficult thing for a manager is to get the best from his best players and this manager is doing it. We have all seen it.”Herrera, 29, has equally benefited from Solskjaer’s appointment saying: “I have been told a lot of times ‘you should wear the armband in the future’ but I don’t need it.“I don’t go crazy with that. I think the best thing a team can have is different leaders. We need it from all the players.“Of course I am very thankful to the fans that feel I can be the captain or the leader of the club but I honestly don’t think that we should have only one. I feel I could be a leader in some moments but I don’t think I am the only leader at the club.”
Posted: December 18, 2018 San Diego’s high surf advisory will remain in effect until ten tonight Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante, December 18, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego’s high surf advisory will remain in effect until ten tonight.Even though the waves seem dangerous to some, local surfers see them more as an opportunity.Waves measuring in the double digits were seen around the county coastline. Updated: 5:32 PM
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 driver, Austin Jackson, 19, of Soldotna, was impaired by alcohol. Additionally, investigation revealed the lawns at both Soldotna Prep School and Soldotna High School were damaged in an amount estimated to be in excess of $750 each. At 2:36 a.m., this morning, Soldotna State Troopers were dispatched to the report of a white pickup driving on the lawn of Soldotna Prep School. According to the online trooper dispatch, the vehicle was located driving in circles on the lawn of Soldotna High School. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 19-year-old Soldotna man was arrested for damaging the lawns at both Soldotna Prep School and Soldotna High School while driving under the influence. Jackson was arrested and remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility on two counts of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree and one count of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Jackson is being held without bail, pending arraignment.
KPBSD submitted their budget for approval to the assembly on April 3, and the assembly is required to determine the total amount of money that will be given to the district within 30 days of the receipt of the budget request. It would also draw $1.3 million from the district’s fund balance to cover the FY19 expenditures of $143.5 million. KPBSD Superintendent Sean Dusek: “Now it’s a lot of work with the assembly and also our public, but I’m confident that everyone will believe that our school district does great things and is a good investment for our kids.” KPBSD asked the borough for $52 million in order to fund the school district to the maximum level. The budget is primarily made up of funding from the borough and the state. The borough assembly will meet tomorrow evening, May 1, at 6 p.m., at the George A. Navarre Borough Building. According to the resolution, the borough is proposing that school funding from local sources for FY2019 be $46,738,432. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A resolution approving the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Budget is on the consent agenda for the Tuesday, May 1, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting.
While the initial show was a success, Kirkpatrick had to reassess the model going forward. “We had five equal partners and the decision-making process was structured on a consensus basis,” he says. “The democratic model doesn’t really work.”Kirkpatrick said he’s been approached by number of media companies seeking partnerships (and one interested in acquiring Techonomy). Last month, Forbes Media struck a strategic partnership with Techonomy, taking a minority investment in the venture. The partnership with Forbes includes media sponsorship of the Techonomy 2011 conference. Other partners in Techonomy Media today include former Fortune publisher Mike Federle, and Simone Ross, former program director for Fortune’s conference division. Going forward, Kirkpatrick wants to create more conferences for additional verticals and bolster the content side of the business (with help from Forbes), with a mix of blogs, video and other channels. For Kirkpatrick, one of the most impressive tech content models out there is IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative, which offers articles, rich media, data reports and more across a variety of sectors. “For content to be successful it has to be well-created (if it’s video, it has to be well-produced),” says Kirkpatrick. “You need to think about what’s useful, what’s most likely to be picked up. It’s not just about producing the best content anymore but producing things that will be repurposed.” In 2010, former Fortune editor David Kirkpatrick teamed up with other ex-Fortune colleagues to form Techonomy, a new media business aimed at convincing leaders from all sectors that technological and social invention is critical.“I’ve been a wage slave at larger media companies and the journalists who don’t have one of the very few high-paying editorial jobs have to be entrepreneurs,” he says. “For people in journalism today, it shouldn’t be, ‘how do I get a job,’ it’s ‘how do I create a business.’”Kirkpatrick actually owned the Techonomy URL for 15 years before launch (he acquired it from an acquaintance whose business folded). The original vision for Techonomy was a hybrid of original reporting, opinion, aggregated content and contributed long form journalism, as well as a combination of publishing, teaching, consulting and partnerships. The startup’s debut conference took place in August 2010 featuring speakers such as Bill Gates and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.Live Events Key To Profitable launch A successful live event can be the building block for an editorial venture. “Look at some of the startups out there—Technorati, paidContent, GigaOM—all started as blogs and became very successful but they initially weren’t highly profitable because it’s hard to support quality digital journalism with digital advertising,” says Kirkpatrick. “It wasn’t until they added a conference component that they became profitable. Conferences are a good business. They can be profitable from the start with minimal capital investment.” The second Techonomy conference will take place Nov. 13-15.
The New York Times has named Ellen Pollock the new top editor of its business section. She was most recently the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek, before being pushed out in a “deep change” that swept the magazine last November. Pollock replaces Dean Murphy, who was promoted to associate editor after leading the business section for the last four years. This is just the latest move in reshaping the Times’ newsroom. Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, was recently named a deputy managing editor, and several other editors have been promoted to top leadership positions. Stephanie Wu has joined Mic as editor, food and travel, and will be responsible for overseeing Out of Office, the food and travel-focused digital channel that is set to launch in a few weeks. Wu was most recently senior editor at Travel + Leisure. Lori Fromm has rejoined Time Inc. as VP, brand sales. Fromm, who most recently was head of integrated sales and strategy for Glamour and Self, is now responsible for generating revenue for Time Inc.’s Lifestyle brands across platforms. Pollock worked for 18 years at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and editor before joining Businessweek in 2007 as executive editor. Businessweek won a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2012 and was a nominee for general excellence at this year’s event. Chris Mitchell, chief business officer of Vanity Fair and W, has appointed Jim Craemer as executive account director and Alana Segars as director of brand marketing strategy. Segars joins from The Robot Company, where she helped lead strategic marketing. And Craemer was formerly media partnerships sales director at Rolling Stone. Jessica Goodman and Meredith Bryan have both stepped into newly created positions at Cosmopolitan. Bryan, who was previously a style reporter for the New York Observer, is now senior deputy editor, news at the brand. She is working alongside Goodman, who was named senior editor. Goodman was previously a digital news editor at Entertainment Weekly. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Active Interest Media has promoted Jonathan Dorn to chief innovation officer. Formerly SVP, digital and creative services, Dorn joined AIM in 2007 as editor-in-chief of Backpacker, which won five National Magazine Awards under this leadership. Yesterday also marks the first anniversary of AIM launching its Catapult Creative Labs, the company’s in-house marketing services agency that Dorn was put in charge of. In announcing the appointment, Dean Baquet, executive editor of the Times, called Pollock “an accomplished editor with the experience and talent needed to broaden our already ambitious business coverage.”
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Hajj pilgrims at the airport. Photo: Prothom AloDespite facing penalty over the past two years for various irregularities, a total of 26 hajj agencies have created a crisis for around 4,000 intended hajj pilgrims this year again.The pilgrimage of over 4,000 Bangladeshis still remains uncertain as their hajj agencies are yet to apply for visas and rent houses in time for the pilgrims.Biman and Saudi Airlines started carrying pilgrims from 24 July.So far, a total of 33 hajj flights have been cancelled due to the shortage of pilgrims.According to religious affairs ministry officials, a total of 91 hajj agencies compounded the crisis as they failed to complete visa procedures and rent houses in due time.Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) secretary general Shahadat Hossain told Prothom Alo that only a few agencies are involved with irregularities and mismanagement.The same dubious persons take licences in different names, he added.Shahadat also said that these people should be identified and measures have to be taken so that they can never get licences.On 10 August, the religious affairs ministry served 377 hajj operators including the 91 with show cause notices for irregularities.The religious affairs ministry penalised a total of 26 hajj agencies – 13 in 2015 and another 13 in 2016 – on charges of irregularities and mismanagement.In this context, former HAAB chairman Mohammad Ibrahim told Prothom Alo, “Pilgrims suffer every year due to some agencies. The ministry fines the agencies after hajj, but the agencies don’t care about the punishment as the fine is too scanty.”In 2016, the religious affairs ministry fined 84 hajj agencies for different anomalies, deception, and mismanagement. Among the agencies, Gulf Travels was fined Tk 5,00,000 and Gaus Pak Tours and Travels Tk 4,00,000.Al Aqsa Travels, Gausia Travels and Tours, Abrar Tours and Travels, Mozaddia Hajj Travels and Tours, SM Travels International were fined Tk 2,00,000 each.Salamat Hajj Travels and Tours, Solaiman Travels and Tours, SN Travels and Tours, Noorani Tours and Travels, Zanurain Travels were fined Tk 1,00,000 each.Managing director of Gulf Travels, Mohammad Shah Alam, claimed that their 213 passengers will fly for Saudi Arabia in a day or two.However 190 pilgrims of Gulf Travels, of the 213 with visas, could not yet fly for Makkah.“How can I send pilgrims before the date I rented houses for the pilgrims?” said Mohammad Mohiuddin, owner of Gausia Travels and Tours.Jont secretary of the religious affairs ministry Mohammed Hafiz Uddin told Prothom Alo, if any agency penalised in the past is involved in irregularities this time two, their licences will be revoked.*The article originally published in Prothom Alo print edition is rewritten in English by Imam Hossain
.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina once again on Wednesday blasted the civil society, describing it as the ‘dustbin of politics and power’.”There’re people who’re always ready to sell themselves to evil forces, be it dustbin beside roads that reads ‘use me’. They’re also like that [trash bin] that hang up on their chests ‘use me’ for politics and power,” she said.The prime minister said this while responding to a supplementary question from ruling party MP Fazilatun Nesa Bappy in parliament during her question-answer session.She said this section of people are always found ready when there will be a state of emergency in the country or when someone will come to grab the state power through martial law.”If it happens so, they’ll get attention, they’ll get the flag [national flag to fly in car] and they’ll be in power,” Sheikh Hasina said.The premier said if anyone believes in democracy then one should go to people and participate in the election.”They’ve to come to power through election. There’s a section of people who never want to go to people. They always look for other means to be there in power.”She raised question about the meaning and explanation of ‘civil society’. “Based on which theory they are civil! This question comes up when they don’t see anything even after seeing, don’t hear anything even after hearing and don’t want to understand anything. I don’t know whether they’re civil or uncivil,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is marching ahead with accelerated development activities and the whole world is recognising this. “But this is very much unfortunate that some people don’t see this development. They’re blind despite having eyes; they’re deaf despite having ears.”She also said no one can make them understand this development of the country. “This is one kind of sickness because their eyes are on illegal ways to grab power,” the she told parliament.Recently, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) said the banking sector of Bangladesh has become a “growing malignancy” for the economy due to rising bad loans and lack of governance.It also mentioned that the gap between the rich and poor has widened despite the continued economic growth in the country.