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Gong that keeps this Odisha village going

first_imgAt a time when technology decides the way we communicate with others, a remote village in Odisha is using a makeshift gong to communicate important information to the villagers.Paasa, a small village in Tajungia panchayat, is located on a hilltop at distance of around 35 km from Daringbadi in Kandhamal district. One has to walk up 3 km to reach this village as it is not connected by a proper road. It is out of reach of mobile phone networks as well. For more than five months now this village has been functioning without electricity supply as the defunct transformer has not been replaced.In such a situation, the sound of the gong continues to be a means of communication for around 35 tribal families living in the village. They have made the gong with a piece of metal left behind during the electrification work in the village. It is fixed to a pole.Sound ideaAccording to the village community leader, Kumar Sunamajhi, in case of an emergency like need to carry a patient or a pregnant woman to a hospital, the gong is beaten eight to 10 times. It is beaten once when someone dies at the village. To call the villagers to attend the funeral, the gong is beaten twice. For a call for village meeting, the gong is beaten five times. If the gong is beaten thrice, it is a call to the villagers to attend a mass prayer at their small church.Nagara Majhi, a resident of Paasa village, said the gong has united the residents of the village as they immediately come to know about important events and emergencies due its sound.last_img read more

Virat Kohli, Anil Kumble had a clash of personalities? Jason Gillespie says yes

first_imgFormer Australian speedster Jason Gillespie feels that the personality-clash between India coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli was the reason behind the former putting in his papers.”Kohli is a big personality, there’s no doubt about that,” Gillespie told on Wednesday.”He’s a fine player and done some fine things as captain and it appears from the outside there’s a bit of a clash of personalities.”If that’s the case, then everyone shakes hands and moves on. If it’s not working, it’s not working,” the 42-year-old said.Kumble on Tuesday stepped down from his post as India head coach conceding that a fallout with Kohli was the reason behind his decision.The former India captain and leg-spin legend claimed that their partnership had become “untenable” despite attempts to resolve the misunderstandings.”It needs to be a strong relationship, that’s for sure, they need to be on the same page,” Gillespie said on the importance of a coach-captain relationship.”You don’t want a ‘yes man’ one way or the other. Part of a good relationship between the captain and the coach is good discussion and good debate — they certainly don’t need to agree on everything.”The overriding thing I would say is that if the captain and the coach have a shared vision, an overall goal, then how they get there is going to vary from situation to situation.”You don’t expect the captain and coach to agree on absolutely everything but if they’ve got a shared vision they’ll work through any potential (difficult) situations even if they might not see eye to eye,” he added.advertisementGillespie, who took 259 wickets in 71 Tests and 142 wickets in 97 One-day Internationals (ODI), said Kumble might have pulled the plug on his job after finding out that the discussions with the captain weren’t working out.”Kumble has decided not to (return) in the job so he must feel that those discussions and debate about what’s best for the team isn’t working in the current environment.”That’s probably the way Anil Kumble is looking at it. I read his statement and he basically said he likes to have good discussions about the betterment of the Indian side and he doesn’t feel that’s working, so he’s dusted himself off, shaken hands and walked away with his head held high. That’s part and parcel of professional sport.”A veteran of 132 Tests, Kumble is India’s highest Test wicket-taker. As coach, he won 12 of 17 Tests and never lost a Test series at the helm.In the shorter format, Kumble coached India to the final of the just-concluded ICC Champions Trophy, where the men-in-blue were outplayed by arch-rivals Pakistan.In Kumble’s absence, M.V. Sridhar was handed the responsibility to supervise the India side during the limited-overs tour of the West Indies.The three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising batting legends Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and Sourav Ganguly will restart their search for a full-time replacement for Kumble.last_img read more

AGRICULTURE–Students Explore Farming During Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week

first_imgStudents in Nova Scotia will learn more about the importance of agriculture directly from local farmers during the fifth annual Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week, which runs until March 5. Farmers and other volunteers will visit Grade 4 classrooms across Nova Scotia to read to students about farming and share their passion for agriculture. The goal is to connect students directly with local farmers, increasing their understanding of the contributions made by agriculture, which delivered $567 million in farm cash receipts in 2014. “A strong agriculture sector is critical to Nova Scotia’s future,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “We need to make sure our youth understand that and raise their interest in a career in farming or other agriculture-related industries.” Mr. Colwell will visit Grade 4 students at O’Connell Drive Elementary School in Porter’s Lake, Tuesday, March 1. He will read from Explore Farming in Nova Scotia: From Honey Bees to Maple Trees!, published by the Department of Agriculture. Aimed at nine and 10-year-olds, it will be left as a gift along with other curriculum-related activities. “My students are excited about exploring the world of agriculture, connecting with someone from the industry and understanding the important role it plays in our lives,” said Sandy Gillie, Grade 4 teacher at O’Connell Drive Elementary School. Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week is an educational initiative of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and the Nova Scotia Agricultural Awareness Committee and with the support of Farm Credit Canada. “As the agriculture industry grows, so does the need for additional talented, energetic and well-educated young people,” said Michael Hoffort, president and CEO of Farm Credit Canada. “Given that one in eight jobs in Canada is tied to the agri-food industry, there are a lot of opportunities for young people. Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week can stimulate some passion at an early age.” Agriculture in Nova Scotia accounted for more than $385 million in exports in 2015, a 21 per cent increase over 2014. “It is important to educate our youth about the significance of agriculture to the economy of Nova Scotia,” said Chris van den Heuvel, president of Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. “Events like Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week create opportunities for farmers to share their story and provide first-hand examples of what is done on their farm.” More information about Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week is available at read more

BJP destroying social harmony economic growth in this environment not possible Yechury

first_imgNew Delhi: Accusing the BJP of injecting “venom” into society and forwarding the RSS’ “fascist agenda”, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said economic growth could not happen in this environment. Continuing his attack on the BJP over lack of jobs and the state of the economy, Yechury in a series of tweets said the government was not addressing the issues plaguing the country. “If you work actively to destroy social harmony and inject venom into society as the BJP has done, there is no chance of any jobs being available for there shall not be any economic growth in such an environment. “Unemployment is at its highest in 50 years. Ironically, instead of tackling urgently the tumbling economy, the large-scale closures, and the laying off of jobs, dealing with the livelihoods of crores of people, the intention of this govt is to carry forward RSS’ fascistic agenda,” he said.last_img read more

Revenge talk between four men just macho nonsense murder trial hears

first_imgTORONTO – Three men who sent each other text messages advocating revenge against a rival were simply engaging in “macho nonsense,” not plotting a murder, a defence lawyer told a Toronto courtroom Wednesday.All the messages show is “people play-acting like they’re in a Scorsese movie or something” in order to appear tough, lawyer Alan Gold said.And while the group may have wanted retribution against John Raposo, they sought to get it by stealing a shipment of drugs worth millions of dollars from him, not by having him killed, he said.“It was a drug conversation, not a killing conversation,” the lawyer argued in his closing submissions.Prosecutors allege a thirst for money and revenge led the men, all of whom were involved in cocaine trafficking, to orchestrate a hit on Raposo, who was also a drug trader.They argue the group believed Raposo had ratted one of them out to authorities, which resulted in a raid.The Crown alleges Nicola Nero, Martino Caputo and Rabih Alkhalil were the masterminds of the plan, while a fourth accused, Dean Wiwchar, was the contract killer tasked with carrying out the job.It’s alleged Wiwchar came from Vancouver and dressed up as a construction worker — complete with hard hat, reflective vest and dust mask, as well as a wig — to shoot Raposo in the head and neck in broad daylight.All four are charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, to which they have pleaded not guilty.Raposo was fatally shot on the patio of the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe on the afternoon of June 18, 2012, as soccer fans gathered to watch a Euro Cup game.Wiwchar was arrested three days later. Nero and Caputo were arrested in early 2013 — the latter in Germany — and Alkhalil was arrested in Greece the following year.During trial, jurors saw a series of encrypted messages intercepted by police as part of an investigation into Nero’s alleged drug activities.Earlier Wednesday, the Crown argued those messages linked the four accused, who addressed each other by nicknames, and laid out their plans for Rapozo’s death.In at least one of those messages, Nero called Raposo a “rat” who deserved to die for the harm he had caused.“This is macho trash talk from a bunch of criminals,” Gold, who represents Nero, told the court.Saying you want someone dead doesn’t make you a party to murder, he said, arguing there is “simply no evidence of him doing anything.”What’s more, roughly a quarter of the text conversations presented in court don’t even include Nero because they were sent after May 23, 2012 — the day he was arrested on drug charges and put behind bars, where he remains to this day, the lawyer said.Gold urged the jury not to be swayed by the fact that his client was far from an upstanding citizen, with a “deplorable lifestyle of illegal money,” saying none of that makes him a murderer.Defence lawyers for Caputo, Alkhalil and Wiwchar are expected to give their closing submissions Thursday.last_img read more

Pipeline approved on anniversary of violent clash in Standing Rock

first_imgDennis WardAPTN NewsThe irony of today’s Keystone XL approval is not lost on those who led the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline Limited (DAPL).One year ago today, one of the biggest conflicts of the months long protest against DAPL unfolded on the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806 in North Dakota outside the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe territory.Law enforcement used tear gas, rubber bullets, stun grenades and for the first time, water during sub-zero temperatures to push back people from the front lines of the bridge.Many who were on the bridge that night feel it’s ironic the Keystone XL pipeline would receive approval on the same day, one year later.One of those most critically injured was Sophia Wilansky.  Her arm was nearly torn off in the skirmish.On Monday, Wilansky released a statement.“The fact that state actors are willing to assault and maim anyone who stands for water within an Indigenous-led movement only means that each of us must strengthen our resolve to contribute in our own way to the struggle to defend life and end the colonizing institutions that threaten it,” she said.“No attack on my body or character will silence me or prevent me from returning to the front line as soon as I am physically able.”Morton County Sheriff’s Department denied any wrongdoing in the case of Wilansky.In an email response to APTN News said they “showed great restraint.  And that was proven by the fact no lives were lost and there were no serious injuries.”A statement Joye Braun, one of the first people to camp at Standing Rock can’t believe given what happened to Wilansky and others.“They don’t call that a serious injury?  Susie almost losing her eye, they don’t call that a serious injury?  Somebody’s scalp getting blown up like that, you don’t call a serious injury?  Bullshit.  I call Kyle Kirchmeier, I call bullshit.”Braun is now part of the Wakpa Was’te Camp in Eagle Butte, South Dakota gearing up to fight against Keystone XL.Following Monday’s pipeline approval, Braun called for 24 hours of prayers.And then to watch for updates on what happens next.last_img read more

UN city garden project in DR Congo boosts nutrition jobs and profits

10 June 2011A five-year United Nations urban horticulture programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has more than doubled its output of vegetables, turned profits, increased nutrition and employed thousands – some at four and five times the income they made previously, according to a report issued today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The $10.4 million FAO plan, financed by Belgium and implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development since 2000, has assisted urban growers in five cities – Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbanza-Ngungu, Kisangani and Likasi – to produce 330,000 tons of vegetables annually, up from 148,000 in 2005-2006, FAO said in a press release.Less than 10 per cent of the vegetables produced by the project are consumed by beneficiaries. The remainder, constituting more than 250,000 tons of produce, is sold in urban markets and supermarkets, for up to $4 a kilo for the major vegetables produced: tomatoes, sweet peppers and onions, for a surplus value of about $400 million, FAO said. “This programme has increased per capita daily intake of micronutrients: different types of greens, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and other vegetables, and as such is enormous help in the fight against malnutrition, especially amongst children and breast-feeding women in cities,” said Remi Nono-Womdim, an agricultural officer for FAO.An estimated half of children in the DRC are chronically undernourished. The FAO said the programme has also helped provide employment for 16,000 small-scale market gardeners, and to 60,000 people more in jobs linked to the horticulture business.“Farmers have seen their incomes increase dramatically,” FAO said. “On average, in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi for example, [the] annual income of each farmer has increased from around $500 in 2004 to $2,000 in 2010 and in Likasi it rose from $700 to $3,500. There have been similar increases in other cities.”“It helped that many of the new city dwellers were rural immigrants who already had basic knowledge of crop production,” said Mr. Nono-Womdim. There were also sizeable areas of fertile land available, especially around Lubumbashi.The FAO said the project in the DRC “is a flagship model of how to help cities grow their own nutrients and micro-nutrients to keep pace with growing demand.”“The global number of urban dwellers is now higher than those living in rural areas. With the fastest growing cities situated in the developing world, vegetable growing in towns, cities, suburbs and shanty towns is essential to improving nutrition and food security in poor countries,” FAO said.“The great thing is we have shown this goal can be reached, what we need to do now is scale-up production in the DRC and in other parts of Africa,” said Mr. Nono-Womdim. read more

Minister says SLMC is to recognise SAITM medical degree

Kiriella said that the protests staged against the SAITM medical degree have been of no use as the degree is now going to be recognised. (Colombo Gazette) Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has decided to recognise the medical degree which had been awarded by the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe.He says the students who had obtained medical degrees from SAITM will need to undergo more than five weeks of clinical training. read more

Renowned US doctor appointed to support UN efforts to eliminate cholera in

The naming of the Special Advisor for Community-Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti comes just weeks after Mr. Ban launched a new initiative to help eliminate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the two nations that make up the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.The initiative will invest in prevention, treatment, and education, and focus on the extension of clean drinking water and sanitation systems as well as the use of an oral vaccine to combat cholera, an acute intestinal infection caused by consuming contaminated food or water.Dr. Farmer served as the UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti from 2009 to 2012, during which he assisted in advancing the country’s economic and social development. He will use the data gathered from that experience to advise on lessons learned and how those can be applied in Haiti and other settings, according to the announcement of his appointment. He also brings a wealth of experience from his work at Harvard University, where he is the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is also a founding director of Partners In Health, an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care services and undertakes research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. “He has pioneered novel community-based treatment strategies that successfully show that quality health care can be delivered in resource-poor settings,” the announcement stated. read more

The Elder Scrolls Arena set for a multiplatform rerelease

first_imgMention The Elder Scrolls to most gamers and they’d probably think Skyrim, Oblivion, or if a little older maybe even Morrowind. But the series goes back further than that, and actually started with the game The Elder Scrolls: Arena in 1994.If you were gaming back in ’94 then you’d be playing Arena on PC DOS. Then in 2004 Bethesda released if for free in download form to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Elder Scrolls series. Now it looks like Bethesda is set to release the game again in an updated form.A listing for The Elder Scrolls: Arena has appeared on the Australian Classification website. The listing went live on April 9, is rated M for Mature, and the version is stated as “Original.” However, the reason I believe this is an updated version of the game is the fact it is also listed as being multi platform. Unfortunately, what those platforms are isn’t stated.There are several things Bethesda may have decided to do with the game. We could see the original game untouched, but updated to run on modern PC operating systems including Windows 8 and Mac OS X. We could also see the game heading to mobile devices. Depending on how much time and money Bethesda has decided to spend, we could also be getting updated graphics and a “HD” re-release.Until Bethesda decide to confirm what this listing is actually about we’ll be left wondering and watching trailers for the original version of the game. The free edition released for download in 2004 is also still available to play.Now read: Skyrim can now be played on a TI-84 graphing calculatorlast_img read more

Police arrested alleged illegal dealings with Haitian detainees

first_imgFacebook 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”last_img read more

Kanchelskis Martial could replace Ronaldo at Real Madrid

first_imgFormer Manchester United midfielder Andrei Kanchelskis doubts that Anthony Martial will be at the club next seasonThe French striker has had a drastic turn around in fortunes at Old Trafford this season in light of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez’s struggles.Martial has scored seven times in 12 Premier League outings and appears to have rediscovered the form that led United to fork out £36m to sign him from AS Monaco in 2015.Martial’s existing deal at United will expire at the end of the season, but the club does still retain the option to extend it for another year and hope to agree on a renewal.But talks between Martial’s representatives and United have been ongoing for a long time now with the Frenchman’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, announcing his client wanted to leave in June.And Kanchelskis can’t see Martial hanging around and instead he believes Martial could end up emulating Cristiano Ronaldo by moving to Real and, potentially, becoming their star man.“Martial won’t be playing for Man Utd next season and I think he could follow the same route that [Cristiano] Ronaldo did by moving to Real Madrid,” Kanchelskis told Bwin.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Martial is young and has started to show what he can do. If he can reach his potential, he has the chance to go and replace Ronaldo as Madrid’s next Galactico.“He obviously still has a lot to learn, but there’s a chance for him to make it happen.”The Russian also predicts another exit from United in goalkeeper David de Gea, who is yet to agree on a new long-term contract.United recently activated an option to extend the Spaniard’s current deal by another 12 months.“De Gea won’t sign a new contract so the club have to decide whether they cash in on him in the summer,” said Kanchelskis.“With [Thibaut] Courtois going to Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG could be two destinations for him. I think Juventus are building a very strong team and he may want to be a part of that.”last_img read more

Blazers drop season finale at Utah

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — Rookie Alec Burks scored 18 points and NBA Slam Dunk champ Jeremy Evans led a 10-0 fourth-quarter run as the playoff-bound Utah Jazz beat the Portland Trail Blazers 96-94 Thursday night.Utah finished the season on a five-game winning streak and will face top-seeded San Antonio in a first-round Western Conference matchup starting Sunday.J.J. Hickson scored 20 points and Jonny Flynn added 18 to lead the injury-depleted Blazers, who didn’t qualify for the postseason for the first time since the 2007-08 season.Evans rarely plays but saw extensive action as Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin played his starters sparingly. Evans finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Josh Howard added 12 points and six rebounds in his most extensive action for Utah since undergoing knee surgery in late March.Wesley Matthews had a chance to win it for Portland but his 3-pointer missed with 2.4 seconds left.Corbin sat power forward Paul Millsap as a precaution so he would be rested for the playoff-savvy Spurs. Three other starters exited in the first quarter.Still, it was enough to beat the Blazers, who are but a shell of the team they once were.Portland’s season started with the retirement of All-Star guard Brandon Roy and another injury to former No. 1 overall draft pick Greg Oden, and was interrupted by several major trades, the firing of coach Nate McMillan and injuries to top players such as LaMarcus Aldridge.last_img read more

Shelter Magazines Capitalize on the Evolving Concept Homes Trend

first_imgThe 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.last_img read more

5th National Handloom Day 2019 A day to cherish our handloom

first_imgHyderabad: National Handloom Day falls on August 7 every year, and is celebrated across the country honouring the handloom weavers and their contribution to the socio-economic development of the country. It is aimed to increase the income of handloom workers who weave the cloth by using natural fibres, such as cotton, silk and wool. The first National Handloom Day was celebrated on August 7, 2015, and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the event at the centenary of Madras University in Chennai. However, the day was chosen in commemoration of Swadeshi Movement, which took place in 1905 in Calcutta Town hall in order to revive domestic products. Also Read – This new drug can prevent Alzheimer’s Advertise With Us Significance of the day The day is launched to give a boost to the handloom industry, which plays a vital role in the socio-economic development of the country, and also helps us to stay connected to our roots. The government has implement various programmes for the welfare of the artisans and weavers and also promote handlooms across the country on the day. Also Read – Hurricane heads for Florida after brushing Caribbean islands Advertise With Us Celebrations on the day Observing its rich tradition in handlooms, the handloom day is mainly celebrated in Bhubaneshwar in Odisha. Over 50% of total populationof the weavers reside in Eastern and North Eastern Regions. Of which, women are of highest percentage. The main objective to celebrate the day in Odisha is to empower women and girls. Advertise With Us The celebrations also take place in National capital where Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani attend the function marking the 5th National Handloom Day. Activities performed on National Handloom Day Distribution of Pehchan Cards and Yarn Passbooks Distribution of MUDRA loan Distribution of lighting units and certificates for construction of work sheds. The day will be celebrated at Weavers’ Service Centres in different States. Workshops will be created to impart information about work opportunities to weavers and education to their children.Celebrations in TelanganaTelangana has also been celebrating the day with gaiety, along with the rest of the states. Talented handloom workers are feted on the day, and the government pledges its support to the weavers. K Taraka Rama Rao, working president of TRS, has expressed his support to the weavers through his tweet. He stated that the cause is close to his heart. Let’s all cherish our wonderful & extremely talented #Handloom artists on #NationalHandloomDay by pledging our support to their weavesA cause that’s extremely close to my heart & am proud to have contributed in a limited capacity 😊#WearHandlooms#SupportWeavers— KTR (@KTRTRS) August 7, 2019last_img read more

Super Nintendo World Japan Is Coming Together Slowly But Surely

first_imgStay on target ‘Astral Chain’ and Other Dumb Nintendo SongsHands-On: ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020’ Seems Fine We’ve known for some time now that Universal Studios Japan is getting its own special Nintendo attraction in the form of Super Nintendo World, but we’ve not heard very much about the park just yet. For instance, we’ve had snippets of news trickling down here and there for the last few months, but now we’ve got some sort of inkling as to what to expect. The Osaka-based theme park could have a special Mario Kart attraction, but more importantly it looks like it’s going to be based on classic Mario properties, if a first look is to be believed.center_img One lucky Japanese Instagram user l.c.a.studios_usj was able to capture some construction going on at the park, namely that of what appears to be, you guessed it, Super Nintendo Land. She was able to snap some pictures of hat looks like special bricks from the Mario games, and even the front of a display featuring piranha plants, pipes, and a staging area for the upcoming attraction. It’s absolutely adorable, and likely every Nintendo fan’s dream. It looks like the plants themselves may move up and down in their pipes, which would make for a neat touch.【速報】ちょっと待って…USJにマリオあるんだけど。土管とかブロックとかパックンフラワーとかある……♪たぶん任天堂エリア関連のイベントかなんかあるんだろうね。#USJ #マリオ #Mario #任天堂 #Nintendo #UniversalStudios— USJ情報局 L.C.A.STUDIOS (@LCASTUDIOS_USJ) June 6, 2017Additionally, as if this weren’t a great enough surprise, a Japanese ad for the upcoming park began airing today, showing off a fantastical world of all things Mario and Nintendo with excited park patrons and other awesomely Nintendo touches. All this and all this excitement for an attractive that’s not supposed to open until 2020, and in Japan at that. It has all the markings of something that’ll absolutely be a hit, and we’ve only seen a small snippet of what’s on offer.Hopefully as time goes by and we see more and more of Super Nintendo World, it becomes like the Nintendo dreamland of our fantasies, and will touch down in the west in the supposed planned Orlando version of the attraction inside of Universal Studios Florida. You’re gonna have to pay people to not go there if it’s anywhere as cool as it seems like it’s going to be.last_img read more

Iceland becomes a favoured filming spot observes tourism boom

first_imgIceland has become an increasingly popular filming location with its majestic views being noticeably featured in many TV series or Hollywood blockbusters.The country’s many stunning waterfalls and breathtaking glaciers translate beautifully to the silver screen. There are certain filming locations that consistently rank a cut above and are drawing fans of productions such as Game of Thrones, Interstellar or Prometheus.The black volcanic landscapes of Svartalfheim provided the filmmakers of Thor: The Dark World with the perfect otherworldly setting.Ridley Scott explored Europe’s most powerful waterfall, the Dettifoss, for the opening scenes depicting the beginning of time in Prometheus.Scenes from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar were filmed atop the blue ice glacier Svinafellsjokull in the Skaftafell National Park, which is also located near another favoured filming location: Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull.“Interstellar was my second time filming in Iceland and it was another worldly experience,” said Christopher Nolan, Director of ‘Interstellar’. “Iceland truly represents the beautiful extremes the nature has to offer.”Game of Thrones enthusiasts will undoubtedly recognise the north of Iceland, namely Thingvellir National Park, from Arya’s storyline and as the setting of the battle of the Hound and Brienne, in the North of Westeros.last_img read more

Police search for missing Paphos tourist

first_imgPolice are searching for the whereabouts of a 55-year-old tourist from the UK who arrived on the island a few days ago and was reported as missing from his hotel on Monday afternoon.The man’s luggage was located in Kato Paphos, while a jacket of his was found floating in the sea in front of the hotel he was staying. A friend of the 55-year old said that the jacket belongs to the missing man.The 55-year-old is reportedly suffering from health problems.A police search for the man on sea and land was interrupted at night fall and is to resume on Tuesday morning.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Dedicated office to deal with foreign workers issues being set up Updated

first_imgA new section is to be created within the office of the Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights (Ombudswoman) dedicated to examining complaints concerning foreign workers, President Nicos Anastasiades revealed on Thursday evening.Asked whether the state owes an apology to the families of foreign domestic workers who were murdered, the president said: “Without a doubt. And already we have taken steps so that – and this is sad – the remains of the victims are repatriated at government expense.”In addition, psychological support is being offered to affected families.Anastasiades was also asked whether he was mulling a government reshuffle, in the wake of the resignation of justice minister Ionas Nicolaou.“No,” was his laconic reply.In a statement on Thursday, the Palace announced the president would be meeting with a high commissioner and consuls of countries outside the EU with a substantial number of people working in Cyprus as domestic helpers.The aim of the meeting, according to the statement, is so that the president can express his regrets for the victims of the heinous crimes and “an apology on behalf of the state for possible omissions in the handling of the cases.”Anastasiades will also inform them of measures the government intends to put in place to strengthen the mechanisms and procedures addressing complaints these workers may have. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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