Separatists, civil society cold to J&K talks

first_imgTwo days ahead of the Centre’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma’s visit to Kashmir to hold dialogues, JKLF chief Yasin Malik on Saturday accused New Delhi of “holding talks at gun point”. Several civil society groups have sought “disclosure of rules of engagement beforehand.”Mr. Malik, who is facing an Enforcement Directorate notice in a 2001 case, said, “India wants to use the Gabbar Singh approach. I have not received any notice yet. It was first disclosed to the media for a trial.”‘Political vendetta’He said these “farcical cases are meant to settle political vendetta, threaten political resistance and force people to join the so-called talk shows on gun point.”“This regime wants to convey to us that shun resistance or we will kill you,” he added.In a joint statement issued by Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, they described the ED notice to Mr. Malik as “a ploy”. “Over a dozen resistance leaders and a businessman have been lodged in the Tihar jail on fictitious charges levelled by the ED and the NIA,” said Mr. Geelani and the Mirwaiz in the statement. So far, these leaders have taken a public stand not to engage Mr. Sharma.Meanwhile, several civil society groups have called for a dialogue in “in its historical perspective”. “All the three parties — India, Pakistan and separatists — have publicly stated that the final settlement of the dispute could be arrived at through meaningful, resulted-oriented and time-bound negotiations. The engagement of the nominated representative can only be meaningful if and when unconditional talks are held with Hurriyat and JKLF, besides the main parties,” they added.Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, the deputy Grand Mufti, said the appointment of the interlocutor was “an eyewash and an attempt to befool people.”Sharma’s visit tomorrowMr. Sharma, a former Intelligence Bureau director, who is arriving in Kashmir on a four-day visit on Monday, sent formal invites to several mainstream parties except for the National Conference (NC).The parties that received invitations included Congress state chief G.A. Mir, Peoples Democratic Front chairman Hakeem Yasin, CPI(M) leader M. Y. Tarigami and Democratic Party Front chairman Ghulam Hassan Mir. “We shall discuss the matter with our party leaders and take a decision,” said Mr. Mir.Mehbooba for dialogueIn a series of tweets, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said democracy was a battle of ideas and “dialogue was the only way forward.”“Prime Minister Modi has an unprecedented mandate and can create history by changing the narrative on J&K,” she tweeted. She also called for “reviving J&K’s traditional routes to foster greater economic activity”. “Article 370 is the nation’s commitment to the people of J&K and therefore should be honoured,” she added.last_img read more

ICC World T20: Team India wary of home crowd expectations, says Shikhar Dhawan

first_imgHis brilliant 73-run knock in the warm-up game against South Africa might have fallen just short of ensuring a win for India, but opener Shikhar Dhawan said the crucial time he had spent at the crease has made him more “wiser” ahead of their ICC World Twenty20 campaign.Chasing a steep 197 for win, Dhawan smashed 73 off 53 balls before retiring but the knock was not enough to take India home as the hosts fell short by four runs at the Wankhede Stadium last night. “As (an) individual, it was a good learning for me as I batted till the 15th-16th over, so with my calculation for the next coming games, I will be more better. It was a good learning for me and I got more wiser,” Dhawan told reporters at the post-match conference late last night. (Rahul Dravid expects all-round India to reach semis) Asked why despite having some of the best finishers of the game, India failed to cross the hurdle yesterday, the 30-year-old left-hander said, “Certainly, these are normal things. It does not happen that the best finishers will always guarantee you to complete the task. Everyone gave their best and that’s what matters. We were chasing such a big total, and wickets fell early on, after that there was a good partnership and came so close. It was only a matter of two runs. We learnt a lot from this game. What we have leant today, will be implemented in the future.” Dhawan said that Team India has now got used to the expectations of home crowd. “We stay close as a family. We’ll try to share the burden of expectation as a group and not individuals. We are playing at home and expectations of home crowds will always be there. We are also used to that,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

Mamalos Powerlift World Champ

first_imgGreek powerlifting champion Pavlos Mamalos has won the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.The victory makes him the favorite for the 2016 Paralympic Games this September in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, after the Olympic Games finish.Mamalos was so strong he faced little competition in the 107-kilogram (236 pounds) category, and raised 235 kilos (518 pounds) over two lifts to beat Malaysian Mohd Shamil Md Saad, by 39 kilos, some 86 pounds.Mamalos won silver in Beijing 2008 and bronze in London 2012 and is hoping to add gold to his achievements this year.Constantinos Dimou won silver in the over-107 kilos category with lifts totaling 220 kilos, about 485 pounds behind South Korea’s Keun Bae Chun, who was five kilos, about 11 pounds, less than Mamalos in a lighter category. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Govindas gear up for Dahi Handi festival in Maharashtra

first_imgOn the occasion of Dahi Handi on Monday, all eyes will be on Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sairnaik’s event in Maharashtra’s Thane. Every year, Sairnaik under the banner of Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan organises the event of Dahi Handi. Dahi Handi mandals [teams] across Mumbai and Thane get invitations to participate in this event.”This year, we are going to celebrate the Dahi Handi festival in the first half of the day. And in the second half, we have organised Dahi Handi Pro which is a sport when all the big teams of Thane and Mumbai will come. We have taken all security measures so that no Govinda will get hurt while celebrating the festival or playing sports. We have safety mats, safety jackets and a medical team at the venue. This year, our event has got recognition of sports from Maharashtra government’s sports department,” said Purvesh Sairnaik, organiser.The Dahi Handi coordination committee has taken a decision that mandals which have demonstrated their capability to form more than six tiers will only be permitted to take part in the professional competition. And while respecting the Bombay High court’s order, children below the age of 14 will not be allowed to participate in the event.In Mumbai’s Dadar and Walkeshwar area, Dahi Handi will be celebrated tomorrow in a very traditional way. And at Walkeshwar’s Banganga, special Dahi Handi has been organised to salute the Indian soldiers, where the boy on the top tier will be in a soldier’s uniform.READ | Janmashtami 2018 date in India, timings and celebrations: All you need to knowadvertisementALSO READ | Know all about Janmashtami and the famous ritual of ‘Dahi-handi’ALSO WATCH | Mumbai celebrates Janmashtamilast_img read more


first_imgA Sioux City is headed back to prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter.44-year-old Jeremy Lillich was sentenced to 250 days in jail over the fatal stabbing last June 3rd of 21-year-old James Purcell of Sioux City.Lillich was credited with 250 days already served in custody.He was on parole from a 10-year prison sentence for drugs when the stabbing occurred.His parole has been revoked and he’s been returned to prison.last_img

Tribunal orders Quebec crane operators ordered back to work

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec’s crane operators are being ordered back to work.A labour tribunal hearing ruled Thursday evening in favour of an order sought by the province’s construction commission, forcing workers to end any work stoppage or slowdown tactics.The tribunal will decide at a later date whether the actions constituted a illegal strike when it hears the case on its merits.In granting the interim order, the tribunal ruled that the urgency to act was justified because of significant impacts on worksites because of the work stoppage.Quebec crane operators stayed away from the job for a fourth day on Thursday, protesting changes made to training requirements earlier this year they say will make their workplaces more dangerous.The changes were made in May and allow workers to operate cranes without first obtaining a vocational diploma.Crane operators say the new training program is less comprehensive and could lead to a rise in workplace accidents.The construction commission, which enforces industry labour rules in Quebec, had argued the strike is illegal because crane operators are under contract until 2021.The collective agreement prohibits ordering, encouraging or supporting a strike, slowdown or lockout.There are 1,856 crane operators in the province and 1,573 of them are represented by two major unions whose lawyers argued against the order on Thursday.last_img read more

TV viewers may soon switch service providers without changing set top box

first_imgNew Delhi: TV viewers may be able to switch their DTH or cable service providers without changing the set top box (STB) by the end of this year, according to regulator Trai’s Chairman R S Sharma. “Since last two years we have been trying to make STBs interoperable. Large part of problem has been resolved. There are some business challenges (which) remain… we are looking at this to happen by end of this year,” Sharma told reporters at an event here Tuesday. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalHe added that interoperability in a product should not come as an “after thought” but should be in place at the product planning stage itself. “Open systems are going to be the future. Entire back-end of Aadhaar has been developed on open source software except biometric de-duplication system,” Sharma said. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) chairman released a study on open ecosystem for devices in India, prepared by the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) and consultant firm KPMG, which showed that 89 per cent of mobile phones in the country work on open source operating systems. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSharma cited interoperability as one of the key factors behind the success of the Indian mobile phone industry where no subscriber is required to buy a new phone if he wants to change his service provider. “Many apps/services are being accessed primarily on smartphones now. Prevalence of the Open OS has also facilitated smartphones supporting multi-lingual capabilities and also led to the enhancement of the Skill India program by the government,” ICEA Chairman Pankaj Mohindroo said. The report found that Open OS mobile operating systems have expanded the smartphone market in India by reducing barriers to entry. According to the study, smartphones sold in India increased from 2 million units in 2009-10 to 117 million units in 2017-18, corresponding with the increase in smartphone makers from seven in 2009 to around 80 in 2018. India overtook the US to become the second largest mobile phone market in the world in terms of number of units, with the Indian smartphone market growing at a compound annual growth rate of 37 per cent (in value terms) to reach Rs 1.43 lakh crore in 2017.last_img read more

Morocco Jailed Activist Student Mustapha Meziani Dies on Hunger Strike

Rabat –  Jailed Moroccan student and far left activist, Mustapha Meziani, died on Wednesday after 72 days of being on a hunger strike in Fez. Moroccan human rights activists are blaming the government for his death.Mustafa Meziani has died after 72 days of a hunger strike in protest of the government’s decision to refuse his demand to be reinstated at the University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah in Fez.The Moroccan Association of Human Rights (AMDH) has blamed the Moroccan government for the student’s death and earlier this week condemned the Moroccan authorities’ negligence over the health conditions under which Mustafa Meziani was detained. On July 10, Mustafa Meziani was arrested and put surveillance over his alleged involvement in the murder of Islamist student, Abderahim El Hassnaoui.El Hassnaoui had been killed on April 25 during a bloody clash between students from two opposing factions, Al-Tajdid al-Tollabi (OREMA) and Annahj democrati Al Qaidi (or the Democratic Way), on the Fez-Dher Mehrez college campus.Meziani had reportedly denied these charges, and had claimed that his detention was punishment for his activism with the far left group Annahj democrati Al Qaidi. He had decided to go on a hunger strike on July 3 to protest his detention and his exclusion from the university, as well as to demand his right to be reinstated at the university.Meziani was transferred to a treatment room in critical condition on August 4 due to loss of hearing and sight and generally deteriorating health.After Meziani died, Maghreb Arab Presse (MAP) quoted the Fez prison administration as saying that it had done “everything possible to convince him to stop his hunger strike, after he knew that his demand to reinstate to the university had been refused, but in vain.”Meziani’s death has stirred controversy on social media. The activist community has harshly criticized the government. Some of them have accused the Moroccan authorities of persecuting activists who adopt different ideologies to the state institutions’ ideology.A statement issued by the Moroccan Association of Human Rights accused the state institutions of negligence regarding Meziani’s demands. It blamed the head of the government, Abdelillah Benkirane for his death.“We sent an open letter to the head of the government describing Mustapha Meziani’s dangerous health condition before he died, but in vain. It is as if a human being’s life is worth nothing to the Moroccan state, which claims that it respects Human Rights.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

ExMinister of Haiti Discusses Withdrawal of Recognition of Socalled SADR

Casablanca — Former Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe discussed, during an interview with Le Matin, the circumstances behind his decision to withdraw recognition of the Polisario during his term. Despite the various pressures placed on Lamothe and his administration following the decision, the ex-minister told Le Matin that he decided to “do justice to Morocco, a country that has a lot of solidarity with us […] following the 2010 earthquake during which we lost more than 250,000 Haitians and had more than 500,000 injured.”Withdrawing recognition of the Polisario was not an easy decision, however. “I won’t hide that some countries even threatened to cut off the aid they gave our country in order to force our hand and force us to reverse our decision,” Lamothe continues. Many pro-Polisario lobbyists, even in Haiti, made their opinions loud and clear. “We have resisted all these pressures,” Lamothe adds.”That said, we have to stay vigilant, because they have a lot of friends in the region and they continue to put pressure to change the way of things.”“Upon my arrival as Prime Minister, we decided to review our relations with different countries,” he concluded. Haiti withdrew its recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic in an official statement issued on October 2, 2013 by the Haitian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.“This decision,” the ministry said in the statement, “seeks to facilitate the process aiming at resolving this issue at the UN Security Council and supports the efforts of the Secretary General and his Special Envoy to reach a political, lasting and mutually acceptable solution. read more

Federal governments Bombardier Inc study cost taxpayers 500000

MONTREAL — Canadian taxpayers spent almost $500,000 on a study of Bombardier that was launched months before the Montreal company asked the federal government for US$1 billion for its CSeries commercial aircraft, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press.Industry Canada agreed to pay $499,930 to Deloitte Inc. to prepare a financial and market assessment of Bombardier, said a revised contract obtained through an access-to-information request.That’s higher than the original contract for $464,430 before Deloitte’s deadline to compile the report by Dec. 4 was extended to March 31.Details about the objective of the report were redacted. The government declined to provide the final report, citing clauses under the Access to Information Act that prevent it from releasing information that could harm Bombardier’s competitive position.Air Canada will firm up Bombardier Inc CSeries order within ‘weeks,’ CEO saysBombardier Inc shakes up rail division’s management in EuropeThe study was ordered in August by the previous Conservative government.The Liberal government later reportedly hired Morgan Stanley to help advise it on the funding request made in December by Bombardier. Details about that contract weren’t immediately available.A spokesman for Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said the government hasn’t made a final decision on Bombardier’s request.Bombardier is working with the Quebec government to finalize an agreement by June 30 on its commitment to invest $1 billion in the CSeries.Quebec wants the CSeries venture to be spun off into a separate entity, with Ottawa taking a one-third stake. That would take the troubled jet program off the company’s books and boost its short-term financial results.The first of the CSeries jets is entering service in a few months after years of delays. Bombardier has received commitments for 678 planes, including 243 firm orders. It currently controls 50.5 per cent of the CSeries, while Quebec has a 49.5 per cent stake.Under Quebec’s proposal, if Ottawa matches the province’s contribution, both governments would each own one-third stakes in the CSeries, with Bombardier left with the remainder.The Canadian Press read more

Boyd Group buying Ontariobased Assured Automotive for 1936 million

Boyd Group buying Ontario-based Assured Automotive for $193.6 million WINNIPEG – The Boyd Group will more than double its presence in Canada by acquiring 68 collision repair centres in Ontario operated by Assured Automotive Inc. for $193.6 million.The Winnipeg-based income fund (TSX:BYD.UN) says its North American network of collision repair shops will grow to 474 locations when the deal closes, including 110 in Canada.Assured Automotive CEO Desmond D’Silva and president Tony Canade will join the Boyd management team and continue to lead the Assured operation under its own brand name.Boyd will pay for Assured with about $146.1 million in cash and $47.5 million of income fund units priced at $88.31 each, subject to adjustments.The value attached to the trust units is below their market price of $89.77 at the close of trading on Friday. by The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2017 5:20 am MDT Last Updated May 29, 2017 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Updated card for 74 WWE event in Tokyo on WWE Network

first_img Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WhatsApp Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Facebook Twitter John Cena Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Pinterest John Cena Happy Nikki Bella Has Moved On Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Nikki Bella The following card is scheduled for the 7/4 WWE live event in Tokyo, Japan at Sumo Hall that will air live on the WWE Network at 5:30 a.m. Eastern (2:30 a.m. Pacific).* WWE U.S. Champion John Cena & Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane & King Barrett* Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston* Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor (NXT Championship)* Chris Jericho vs. Neville* Nikki Bella vs. Paige vs. Naomi (WWE Divas Championship)* The New Day vs. The Lucha Dragons* Cesaro vs. DiegoTickets are still available for the show.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To InjuryVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:23 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cenalast_img

SDPD investigate death of 20yearold man in the Fox Canyon neighborhood

first_imgFacebookTwitter SDPD investigate death of 20-year-old man in the Fox Canyon neighborhood KUSI Newsroom Posted: February 3, 2019 Updated: 6:10 PM KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A man was found dead in a drainage ditch in the Fox Canyon neighborhood this morning, police said. A 911 call came in at 11:30 a.m. reporting a man down in a ditchbehind a home on Auburn Drive near Loris Street, according to San Diego police Lt. Anthony Dupree.Officers and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department personnel quickly arrived and found a man with trauma to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Dupree said.Homicide detectives were investigating, but there was no information on any possible suspects.The victim has not yet been identified, but he was described as an Asian man in his 20s.Police asked anyone with information on the man’s death to call SDPD homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. February 3, 2019last_img read more

Farmers for Free Trade Releases New National TV Advertisement Warning President Trump

first_imgWATCH – National Ad Features Indiana Soy Farmer and Former State Trooper Brent Bible who cautions: “Our farm and many others like ours will be one of the first casualties of a trade war.”American Soybean Association President: “Retaliation that reduces demand and prices for our crops will further harm farmers and rural communities that depend on exports.”Farmers for Free Trade today released a new national cable television advertisement that highlights the damaging impact retaliation from a series of new tariffs would have on critical American exports. The spot features Indiana soy and corn farmer, and former Indiana state trooper, Brent Bible whose soy operation, like similar producers, relies heavily on exports to China.“Today, we farm about 5000 acres and raise primarily corn and soybeans,” Bible says in the 30 second spot. “I’m supportive of the Trump administration, but I have a lot of concerns about current actions that have been taken on trade and tariffs. The fact that China is our number one soy bean customer makes us very vulnerable. Our farm and many others like ours will be one of the first casualties of a trade war.”The message to the president will run for the next two weeks on cable news channels including Fox, CNN, and MSNBC. It will run in the D.C. and Florida markets. The ad will also run online and in ag publications across the country This is the second in a series of Farmers for Free Trade ads that bring the voices of real farmers across America into the trade debate. The first ad featured fourth-generation Montana farmer, Michelle Erickson-Jones. Farmers for Free Trade has also launched a Voice of the Farmer tool on their website that allows farmers to film short messages of support for ag trade that can be shared with lawmakers.Today’s ad comes following tariff announcements on steel and aluminum and on the section 301 intellectual property investigation. Already, China has announced $3 billion in retaliatory tariffs stemming from the steel and aluminum action, with the bulk of the tariffs targeting ag exports. It is expected that China will also retaliate against U.S. exports in response to the 301 tariffs.“China is looking to hit us where it hurts most. That’s why they are going after American ag exports,” said Farmers for Free Trade Co-Chair and former Montana Senator Max Baucus. “We are already seeing fruit, wine and other ag exports being targeted because of the Administration’s actions and we will likely see more tariffs on ag exports in the near future. In a trade war nearly everyone loses, but nobody pays a stiffer price than American farmers.”“The farmers whose livelihoods are on the line need to be heard,” said Farmers for Free Trade Co-Chair and former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. “Which is why I’m proud to see Brent Bible from my home state come forward to voice the concerns of soy and corn farmers everywhere. The administration needs to understand how the unintended consequences of a tit-for-tat trade fight are going to cause pain in rural communities across the country.”“Crop prices are down 40 percent; farm income is down 50 percent, just in the last five years. Retaliation that reduces demand and prices for our crops will further harm farmers and rural communities that depend on exports” said John Heisdorffer, Iowa farmer and president of the American Soybean Association. “Through groups like Farmers for Free Trade, we’re able to shine a valuable spotlight on Brent, and the thousands of farmers like him who stand to lose if we face retaliation from our largest customer.”Farmers for Free Trade is a bipartisan, non-profit campaign to rebuild support at the grassroots level for trade policies that benefit American agriculture. Farmers for Free Trade works to amplify the voices of millions of American farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses who want to open new markets for American ag products, protect free trade policies, and reduce risk and uncertainty. Farmers for Free Trade, which is backed by major ag organizations and commodity groups is leading efforts to warn the Administration and lawmakers of the consequences of retaliation on farmers and rural communities.For more on Farmers for Free Trade visit the website.last_img read more

Video captures fight on Portland MAX train

first_imgCLACKAMAS, Ore. – Police and TriMet are looking into an incident on a MAX train from last December after video of a girl being repeatedly hit was posted to the Internet.The incident took place on a MAX train in Clackamas County on Dec. 26. The victim says she boarded the train after shopping at Clackamas Town Center.TriMet says the assault was reported and police went to check out the incident, but when they arrived nothing was happening. No arrests were made and the victim of the assault, a 14-year-old girl, said she did not want to press charges.But a cell phone video of the teen being hit, screamed at and slapped by a group on the train has been making the rounds at local schools after being posted on YouTube. Eventually came to the attention of police and TriMet officials, who say they want to identify the attackers and ban them from riding the light rail line.In the video, no one steps in to defend the victim from her attackers and others can be heard clapping and cheering as the girl is repeatedly slapped and punched. At one point, the victim is seen cowering and holding her head in pain after several female attackers ganged up on her.last_img read more

Vibe Moves to Four Day Workweek Slashes Salaries 1015 Percent Cuts Frequency

first_imgVibe will cut its guaranteed rate base 25 percent in July to 600,000 copies (down from 800,000). The monthly magazine is also trimming its frequency to 10 times per year.“We have to run our business, including circulation, more profitably and we have to be smart about it,” CEO Steve Aaron said in a statement. “Part of that is eliminating less profitable subscriptions while maintaining our significant circulation leadership in the urban lifestyle space. This will help us achieve our goal of providing an even better brand to our audience and advertising partners.” The changes, Aaron said, will “sharpen Vibe’s business model for tomorrow’s media.” According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Vibe’s paid and verified circulation slid 8.6 percent during the second half of 2008. Ad pages fell 17.7 percent for the year, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures.Danyel Smith, Vibe’s vice president, editorial director and editor-in-chief, will oversee an editorial department that is shifting its focus to a broader, multiplatform content approach.The company also plans to launch a-yet-to-be-named “urban celebrity” tabloid in December. That magazine will be published twice-yearly. Vibe Media Group today announced a sweeping series of changes it says will position the company for survival and, more importantly, allow the brand to salvage its print magazine without layoffs.Among the changes: Beginning March 1, staffers will be asked to work four days per week, and have their salaries slashed 10 to 15 percent, according to a Vibe spokesperson.“While numerous other media companies (Time Inc, Condé Nast, Meredith and Hearst) have closed titles completely and laid off staff to cut costs,” the company said. “VMG has taken a smarter and more thoughtful approach to workforce adjustments.”last_img read more

Billie Eilish Major Lazer Miguel To Play Mad Decent Block Party Festival

first_imgNews Billie Eilish Among Headliners For Mad Decent Fest billie-eilish-major-lazer-miguel-play-mad-decent-block-party-festival Email Billie Eilish, Major Lazer, Miguel To Play Mad Decent Block Party Festival Twitter center_img Facebook Set to take place July 20-21 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass, the block party will also feature performances by G-Eazy, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Flosstradamus, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Dillon Francis, Rezz, Pusha T, Jpegmafia and more.According to Variety, this will be the only installation of the Mad Decent Block Party event in North America this year, and will also offer activities, games, and activations, including The World’s Largest Bounce House, go karts, and paintball.Tickets go on sale Friday, Apr. 12 at 10:00a.m. EDT here, with VIP package info on the festial’s website.How Billie Eilish’s Debut LP Proves Album Streaming Still Alive Among Youth In 2019Read more The Diplo-hosted fest will also feature G-Eazy, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Dillon Francis, Rezz and many moreNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 8, 2019 – 5:31 pm Not-so-humbly billed as Diplo Presents The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party Festival, this year’s Mad Decent block lineup, led by Billie Eilish, Miguel, G-Eazy and Diplo’s own Major Lazer, is worthy of its title.last_img read more

Textron Awarded 512 Million Contract From US Department Of Defense Work To

first_imgLike 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Lawrence “Mike” Considine, 63In “Obituaries”Textron Announces New President & CEO Of Textron SystemsIn “Business”Selectmen Concerned About Future Of Textron Property: Fear Of Condos, 40B Project Or Long-Term VacancyIn “Business” WILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from the U.S. Department of Defense:Textron Defense Systems, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $51,263,809 firm-fixed-price contract modification to the previously awarded $10,209,413 contract for the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile weapon system multiprobe antenna procurement.Work will be performed at its Wilmington location and is expected to be completed by July 13, 2029.—Textron’s Wilmington location laid off approximately 200 employees in 2016 and another approximately 50 employees in 2017. It is believed that only 50 employees currently remain on the 60-acre site. It’s not yet known if this significant DoD contract will result in Textron increasing its Wilmington workforce.last_img read more

Police detain Brahmanbaria BNP leaders

first_imgPolice in a special raid arrested two local leaders of BNP and Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal from Kandipara area of Brahmanbaria town on Thursday night, reports UNB.A team of police conducted the raid and arrested ABM Mominul Haque, joint secretary of district BNP, and the Jubo Dal leader Sharif, said Nabir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sadar Model police station.last_img

Historian Lawrence Jackson Returns to Baltimore Takes up Position at Johns Hopkins

first_imgAuthor and historian Lawrence Jackson has returned home to Baltimore as a Bloomberg distinguished professor of English and history at Johns Hopkins University.Author and historian Lawrence Jackson. (Screengrab from YouTube video)Jackson is known for his scholarship on African-American culture and literature.  He wrote a 2002 biography of writer Ralph Ellison, author of the award-winning novel “Invisible Man” and is set to release a biography on writer Chester Himes this summer. Jackson published a memoir of his family in 2012 titled “My Father’s Name: A Black Virginia Family After the Civil War,” and has penned many other books, essays and articles.In keeping with his return to Baltimore, Jackson is set to launch a project celebrating and preserving the culture, arts and history of Charm City, and examining how those assets could become “tools of liberation.” The project, which will begin in 2018 through Johns Hopkins’ Center for Africana Studies, will collaborate with neighborhoods and cultural institutions in the city.Jackson also plans to establish a free jazz concert to honor Baltimore’s jazz legacy, according to Hopkins’ Hub newspaper.“As an innovative, conscientious scholar and biographer, Professor Jackson has recast the study of modern African-American literature and culture,” Beverly Wendland, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, said in a statement. “We expect that his new role at Hopkins will only broaden his influence. Beyond that, we look forward to the exciting programs he plans for the university to engage more meaningfully with the city of Baltimore.”Jackson began his teaching career at Howard University, and spent 14 years at Emory University in Atlanta before joining Hopkins.last_img read more