India’s ‘Diamond City’ offers a lesson for the country’s ever-expanding cities on water management and the optimal use of water, which is rapidly becoming a scarce resource. Surat’s civic body is setting up state-of-the-art sewage treatment plants (STPs) to ensure every drop of waste water is treated and reused for purposes other than drinking.From March 2019, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be supplying 115 MLD (million litres per day) treated water to industries located within the city, in order to meet the entire industrial requirement of water through treated or recycled water.The entire quantum of water will be treated from domestic sewerage water in tertiary treatment plants at the Bamroli and Dindoli areas for supplying to mainly textile factories in the Pandesara and Sachin industrial clusters housing over 400 dying and printing units.“At present, we are supplying 40 MLD treated water to industries in Pandesara in the city. This is the largest capacity of tertiary water treatment in the country. In fact, Surat was the first city in the country to start selling recycled water to industries in 2014. Now, we are expanding the capacity to take it up to 115 MLD by March 2019,” Surat Municipal Commissioner M. Thennarasan told The Hindu.Surat’s cost effective water management system is most advantageous for its contribution towards reducing the dependency on conventional resources of water, and thus optimal use of the resource.So far, the SMC has invested ₹ 280 crore in creating tertiary water treatment facilities in the city. “By March next year, the corporation will save 115 MLD fresh water by supplying recycled water to industries,” Mr. Thennasaran said, adding, “The SMC charges industrial units ₹ 23 per 1,000 litres of water.”Recycling technologyThe civic body’s efforts to create infrastructure for water management is in line with the State government’s policy of promoting the use of recycled water for non-drinking purposes, and reducing dependence on ground water.“Gujarat is a water scarce State, so we have to be innovative in managing our water resources in the most efficient manner,” Gujarat’s Chief Secretary Dr. J. N. Singh said.Mr. Thennarasan added that the civic body intends to go further and supply recycled water to industrial clusters like Hazira, outside the city. “In future, we want to cover industrial estates not located in the municipal area in our network as per the State government’s policy,” he said.Fact checkIndia is facing its worst water shortage in history, according to a new report prepared by the Niti Aayog. Nearly 600 million Indians faced high to extreme water stress and about 2,00,000 people die every year in the country because of inadequate access to safe water.
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APTN National NewsA clash between First Nations and a commercial fishing boat was recently caught on camera along the northwest central coast of British Columbia.The battle was over the provincial government’s decision to open up the herring fishery.It’s something First Nations people say will further deplete an already failing fishing stocks.APTN’s Tina House has the story.
WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production climbed 0.6 per cent on surging output at mines and utilities. But manufacturing production was flat.The Federal Reserve says that utility output rose 3.3 per cent as power companies were busier because of unusually cold weather. Mining output rose 1.7 per cent on higher production at coal mines and oil and gas drillers.But manufacturing was flat in November after falling 0.1 per cent in October. Factories are contending with a stronger dollar that makes their products more expensive in foreign markets, slowing global growth and import taxes that raise their costs.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press
CALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada rose to a record 327,229 barrels per day in October.That’s up more than 21 percent from 269,829 in September and represents the first time exports by rail have exceeded 300,000 barrels per day _ in October 2017, only 137,000 bpd left the country in railcars.Full export pipelines were blamed for a glut of oil in Western Canada that pressed down a the price for a key benchmark oilsands blend. Western Canadian Select was priced more than US$50 per barrel less that New York benchmark West Texas Intermediate in October.Those differentials have narrowed to around US$15 per barrel since the government of Alberta announced in early December it would impose crude oil production curtailments of 325,000 bpd starting Jan. 1.The province has also promised to buy as many as 80 locomotives and 7,000 rail tankers to help move oil to markets starting in late 2019.Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. warned last week that the tighter differentials have made crude-by-rail shipping “uneconomic.” Analysts estimate it costs about US$20 per barrel to ship Canadian oil by rail to markets on the U.S. Gulf Coast, so differentials that are lower than that make the practise less attractive.
Hejere: The black box from the Boeing jet that crashed and killed all 157 people on board will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an Ethiopian Airlines spokesman said Wednesday, as much of the world grounded or barred the plane model and grieving families arrived at the disaster site. In an interview with The Associated Press, Asrat Begashaw said the airline has “a range of options” for the data and voice records of the flight’s last moments. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping”What we can say is we don’t have the capability to probe it here in Ethiopia,” he said. An airline official has said one recorder was partially damaged. The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed six minutes after takeoff Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. The disaster is the second with a Max 8 plane in just five months. While some aviation experts have warned against drawing conclusions until more information on the latest crash emerges, much of the world, including the entire European Union, has grounded the Boeing jetliner or banned it from their airspace. Ethiopian Airlines, widely seen as Africa’s best-managed airline, grounded its remaining four 737 Max 8s. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangThat leaves the United States as one of the few remaining operators of the plane. “Similar causes may have contributed to both events,” European regulators said, referring to the Lion Air crash in Indonesia that killed 189 people last year. Others took action on Wednesday. Lebanon and Kosovo barred the Boeing 737 Max 8 from their airspace, and Norwegian Air Shuttles said it would seek compensation from Boeing after the low-cost carrier grounded its fleet. The US-based Boeing has said it has no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies and does not intend to issue new recommendations about the aircraft to customers.
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.”
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.
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 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.
The Swiss defender says his overjoyed about how Borussia Dortmund managed to come from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in Der KlassikerIn his first season with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, Swiss defender Manuel Akanji is overjoyed after the 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.“It took a lot of guts, especially in the second half when you consider how many chances we had. We never gave in, we never stopped fighting,” he told the club’s official website.“To score 3 goals against Bayern is not bad at all. To concede two goals is a little too much. Our strength is that we can always turn it around. We proved that again this time.”Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“The Bavarians played at pace in the first half and you could detect that in the pressing. They had a lot of aggression,” he added.“The coach said at halftime that they wouldn’t be able to maintain that over 90 minutes and you could see that.”“They didn’t play the same way in the second half as they had in the first and neither did we, but we had a bit more in the tank,” he continued.“It’s only done when we’re done. The game is never done and dusted, we can fight until the last minute and we can turn it around. That is a good mentality.”
Hearts manager Craig Levein has called for the introduction of video-assisted referees (VAR) in Scottish football and suggested Celtic and Rangers could pay for it.Levein has furiously criticized Scottish referees as his side has paid dearly for two wrongful decisions just in the past week.The latest was a controversial late penalty for St Johnstone in midweek, as Hearts had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw.The Scottish Professional Football League ran an estimate for the cost of VAR, and it would cost £1m per season, and Levein believes Celtic and Rangers can pay for it as they earn money from playing in Europe this season.“I read recently that Ajax gave up their European money to take up the plastic pitches and put down grass pitches for the rest of the clubs in the league,” Levein told Sky Sports.Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Maybe the Old Firm would give up their European money to put VAR in for everybody.“Unless we find somebody. Somebody bought Hampden so maybe somebody could put the money in to bring VAR in. It would certainly help referees.“VAR for me is the answer to the problem. As it is just now you just get one shot at it. It happens in rugby and it seems to be quite popular, there are less mistakes.“I think it’s a good idea, it’s just where we are going to find the money for it.”
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
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has praised the team’s battling qualities after their 1-0 win at Huddersfield kept their level on points with league leaders Manchester City.The home side gave as good as they got against Klopp’s team, who extended their unbeaten top-flight start to nine games courtesy of Mohamed Salah’s first-half goal.“Yes of course, there’s a bit of relief. It was a tough game against a very good side,” Robertson said, according to Herald. “It’s important you come to these places and you win the game.”“Luckily we managed to get our noses in front and we’ve seen it out from there. We can play a lot better, but they made it hard. It’s a very good three points for us.”Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We weren’t surprised by Huddersfield at all,” Robertson said. “We did our analysis and in our meetings, the analysis team and our manager were saying they were a better team than the points suggest and I think they proved that.”“They played very well and they’re probably a wee bit unfortunate to be where they are in the table. I think they will have a positive season.””They just need to get up and running and hopefully, they will do that, but for us it was about getting the three points.”“We weren’t at our best, but like I said these are the games you have to win if you want to challenge and we’ll play a lot better.”
The company had already stopped selling assault-style guns several years ago, except in Alaska. In the statement: “Fred Meyer has made a business decision to exit the firearms category. We are currently working on plans to responsibly phase out sales of firearms and ammunition.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Fred Meyer announced on Friday, March 16, that they will stop selling guns and ammunition at all of their retail stores, including in Alaska. Other stores announced in the wake of that shooting that they would stop selling guns to anyone under 21 including Walmart, and Dick’s Sporting Goods recently banned sales of assault rifles. Following last month’s high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, Fred Meyer said it would stop selling firearms to anyone under 21. In a statement the company said it made the decision after evaluating customer preferences. The company sells guns at nearly 45 of its 132 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-fred-meyer-no-longer-selling-guns.mp3VmJennifer-on-fred-meyer-no-longer-selling-guns.mp300:00RPd
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.
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.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Shawsheen Elementary School recently added a “Kindness Library” to its school library.Kindness libraries are bookcases filled with more than 50 different children’s books books that teach and highlight lessons in kindness. The mobile bookshelf is filled with quality texts that help foster and support friendships and kindness initiatives at school.The Shawsheen received the kindness library after winning a raffle at the Massachusetts Reading Association Conference. The kindness library, valued at approximately $1,000, was donated by the Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation, Inc.“The Kindness Library will provide a concrete place for students to initiate inclusive behaviors while fostering friendships and reinforcing kindness,” said Principal Lisa King. “This gift represents and touches upon many values that we hope to instill in our youth, such as respect, kindness, empathy and inclusion.”The school dedicated the library to the district’s late superintendent Joanne Benton. A plaque with her name was included on the bookshelf.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… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: How To Talk To The Other Side on Sept. 10; Classical Music Concert on Sept. 12In “Community”BREAKING NEWS: Longtime School Committee Member, Community Leader Peggy Kane Passes AwayIn “Breaking News”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Wilmington Rotary Club Donates $6,000 For Student Physical Activity BagsIn “Education”
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