Petra Nemcova And Happy Hearts Fund Host StarStudded Fight For Education Gala

first_imgHappy Hearts Fund held their annual Fight for Education gala at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, June 16, 2016.Dane Cook and Petra Nemcova at the Fight For Education gala 2016Leaders from finance, fashion, and sports gathered for the event hosted by Petra Nemcova, supermodel and founder of Happy Hearts Fund.The gala’s aim was to support Happy Hearts Fund mission to rebuild safe, resilient school in areas impacted by natural disasters. Since inception in 2006, Happy Hearts Fund has rebuilt 130 schools, helped over 50,000 students and over 500,000 community members in 10 countries around the world.The evening’s program began with several fights between amateurs from finance representing BlackRock, Deutsche Bank and Oppenheimer, among others. Oliver Dachsel, fighter from Deutsche Bank, impressed everyone with his fighting skill commented, “Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be part of this meaningful event.”Models Arlenis Sosa and Hind Salhi surprised guests with the real action-packed, exciting boxing showcasing how strong woman are.“Happy Hearts Fund is a beautiful organization that I am beyond happy to work with and I truly believe in. Education to me is the most important gift that a child can have, helping them step into a brighter a future,” shared Mrs. Sosa, Lancome spokeswoman and Victoria’s Secret model.Kathleen Kelly, from BlackRock, and Happy Hearts Fund board member, said, “The real heroes are the amateur fighters, as they dedicated three months of their lives to training to be ready tonight and to fight for education!”Tina Lindstrom, Hedge Fund Manager, who kick-boxed last year & was on this year’s event committee said, “The Happy Hearts Fund mission to rebuild schools is so important to me as a mother of two boys in elementary school. I can’t imagine them being out of school for even a week, much less four to six years without the help of the charity. I fought in the ring last year for the kids and I will fight every day to help the rebuild safe schools.”At the end of the evening, Ms. Petra “Trouble” Nemcova took on comedian Dane “Kiss The” Cook. He remarked, “I was proud to be part of Happy Hearts Fund to help raise money for children that need education.”Ms. Nemcova reminded guests of the reason for coming together that evening, “This evening is not only a celebration,” she remarked, “We are here for the children around the world who suffered so much after natural disasters and are currently waiting to get back to safe, resilient schools. Tonight’s gala will allow us to change this reality which destroys generations.”“We can’t thank enough our event sponsors ReedSmith, United, Veritas Capital and Tiger Schulmann; Committee Members and especially Ramzi Musallam for his commitment to education,” shared Mrs. Ruggiero, Executive Director Happy Hearts Fund.In attendance, were actors Dane Cook, Tony Hale; Models Arlenis Sosa, Lais Ribeiro, Cris Urena, Constance Jablonski, Hind Sahli; designers Vivienne Tam, Thomas Hayo; basketball players Donnie McGrath, Jared Homan, UFC fighters Anthony and Sergio Pettis, Aljamain Sterling, Yoel Romero, Jorge Masvidal, Lyman Good, Jimmie Rivera.last_img read more

BCCOS is reminding people to have a safe and responsible long weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS)would like to send a friendly reminder to be responsible and stay safe while recreating outdoors this long weekend.The BCCOS is reminding British Columbia’s whether you are boating, riding, hiking, or camping, to plan ahead and bring the appropriate safety equipment. As spring is in full swing, bears are active and it is important to manage food and other attractants by locking them in bear-proof containers or keeping attractants out of reach from wildlife.Campfires need to be monitored at all times and ensure all fires are put out completely before leaving shares the BCCOS. If you witness any poaching, polluting, or other environmental violations taking place please give the Report All Poachers & Polluters (RAPP) number a call at 1-877-952-7277 read more

New UN projects seek to speed up progress on global antipoverty goals

12 November 2009Ninety new United Nations development projects will be launched over the next three years, a top official said today, to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at slashing a host of social ills, including extreme hunger and poverty, infant and maternal mortality, and lack of access to education and health care – all by 2015. Ninety new United Nations development projects will be launched over the next three years, a top official said today, to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at slashing a host of social ills, including extreme hunger and poverty, infant and maternal mortality, and lack of access to education and health care – all by 2015. “This is an incredible opportunity to think more strategically about how, working together, we can accelerate progress on the MDGs and the other goals which loom large in nations’ development strategies,” UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark told the UN World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board in Rome, where a UN summit on food security is to take place next week.“Prior to the recession, we could point to significant progress on a number of the Millennium Development Goals. Now there is well justified concern that hard-won progress towards the MDGs will be reversed. As this Executive Board is only too well aware, that is already the case on the goal to reduce hunger.“In 2007, just before the global food crisis hit, the number of chronically hungry people in developing countries stood at around 850 million. [The UN Food and Agriculture] FAO believes that number will exceed one billion this year.”In Madrid on Tuesday, Miss Clark and Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation Soraya Rodriguez signed a multi-year agreement for close to €400 million for UNDP projects aimed at reducing poverty and tackling climate change, as well as achieving the MDGs and fostering democratic governance, conflict prevention and recovery, and peacebuilding.“This development partnership agreement tells us that Spain is no ordinary donor,” said Miss Clark. “Spain is a country which is a partner in every sense in development. It vigorously participates in debate about the direction of development and about what the multi-lateral agencies should be focusing on, and it adds a tremendous amount of value to us as a partner.” read more

Jettisoning CEO with misleading biography wont resolve all of Yahoos credibility issues

Jettisoning CEO with misleading biography won’t resolve all of Yahoo’s credibility issues AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted May 14, 2012 4:59 pm MDT SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo still has credibility issues, even after casting aside CEO Scott Thompson because his official biography included a college degree that he never received.The troubled Internet company’s next challenge will be convincing its restless shareholders and demoralized employees that the turnaround work started during Thompson’s tumultuous four-month stint as CEO won’t be wasted.It won’t be an easy task, given that Yahoo Inc. has now gone through four full-time CEOs in a five-year stretch marked by broken promises of better times ahead. Instead, Yahoo’s revenue and stock price have sagged during a time when rivals such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are growing as advertisers spend more money online.“Yahoo has been floundering for years and it looks like there is going to be at least several more months of indirection now that another CEO is coming in,” said Adam Hanft, who runs a consulting firm that specializes in brand reputation and crisis management.Yahoo’s hopes are now resting on Ross Levinsohn as its interim CEO. Levinsohn had a successful stint running Internet services within Rupert Murdoch’s media empire at News Corp. before one of Yahoo’s former CEOs, Carol Bartz, hired him in November 2010 to help her in her mostly fruitless attempt to fix the company.Thompson, who was hired as Yahoo’s CEO in January to fill a void created by Bartz’s firing, had promoted Levinsohn last month to oversee the company’s media and advertising services throughout the world.“This may seem like a great deal of news to digest, but as you are all keenly aware, Yahoo is a dynamic, global company in a dynamic, global industry, so change — sometimes unexpected and sometimes at lightning speed — is something we will continue to live with and something we should embrace,” Levinsohn wrote in a Sunday memo to employees that was provided to The Associated Press.Levinsohn, 48, plans to address workers at a companywide meeting Monday afternoon.“The bottom line is that the situation at Yahoo is a mess,” Macquarie Securities analyst Ben Schachter wrote in a Monday research note. “It remains unclear how the new management will turn things around at and how quickly yet another new strategy can be formulated.”Yahoo tried to make Levinsohn’s job slightly easier by reaching a truce with dissident shareholder Daniel Loeb, a hedge fund manager who exposed the inaccurate information on Thompson’s bio and had made it clear he would continue to publicly skewer the company unless he was given a chance to help develop a turnaround strategy.To placate Loeb, Yahoo is shaking up its board of directors, which has been in a state of flux for several months.Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock and four other directors who had already announced plans to step down at the company’s annual meeting later this year are leaving the board immediately. All five of those directors signed off on the hiring of Thompson, a move that made them all look bad by the recent revelation that they didn’t catch an inaccuracy circulating for years about his education.Three of Yahoo’s vacated board seats will be filled by Loeb, and two of his allies, former MTV Networks executive Michael Wolf and turnaround specialist Harry Wilson.Alfred Amoroso, a veteran technology executive who joined Yahoo’s board just three months ago, replaces Bostock as chairman.The reshuffled board will now try to complete a long-delayed deal to sell part of Yahoo’s roughly 40 per cent stake in China’s Alibaba Group, an investment that investors view as the company’s most valuable asset. If a deal can be completed, it could generate billions of dollars that could be returned to Yahoo shareholders and ease some of the pressure on Levinsohn.Loeb, who controls a 5.8 per cent stake in Yahoo though his Third Point hedge fund, had been waging a campaign to gain four seats on the company’s board. Loeb settled for a compromise and Thompson’s departure. The two had a falling out in late March when Thompson told Loeb he wasn’t qualified to be on Yahoo’s board.Although Yahoo gave no official explanation for Thompson’s abrupt exit, it was clearly tied to inaccuracies that appeared on his biography on the company’s website and in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The bio listed two degrees — in accounting and computer science — from Stonehill College, a small school near Boston. After discovering Thompson never received a computer science degree, Loeb exposed the fabrication in a May 3 letter to Yahoo’s board. The revelation raised questions about why the accomplishment had periodically appeared on his bio in the years while he was running PayPal, an online payment service owned by eBay Inc.Yahoo initially stood behind Thompson, brushing off the inclusion of the bogus degree as an “inadvertent error,” but harsh criticism from employees, shareholders and corporate governance experts prompted the board to appoint a special committee to investigate how the fabrication occurred.Thompson, 54, spent much of the past week scrambling to save his job. He sent a memo to employees, apologizing for distractions caused by news of the illusory degree and then sought to assure other Yahoo executives that he wasn’t the source of the inaccuracy. He blamed a Chicago headhunting firm, Heidrick & Struggles.In an internal memo last week, Heidrick & Struggles denied Thompson’s accusation. “This allegation is verifiably not true and we have notified Yahoo! to that effect,” CEO Kevin Kelly wrote to employees. On Sunday, a spokesman for the firm declined to comment.In a twist, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Thompson had told the board last week that he has thyroid cancer. The diagnosis contributed to his decision to step down, according to the newspaper’s unidentified sources.The flap over the misleading bio elevated the angst in Yahoo just a month after Thompson laid off 2,000 employees, or 14 per cent of the workforce, in the biggest payroll purge in the company’s history. In recent weeks, Thompson had been drawing up plans to close or sell about 50 of Yahoo’s services while also antagonizing much of Silicon Valley with a lawsuit alleging the rapidly growing social network Facebook stole some of its technology from Yahoo.“In spite of the very bumpy road we’ve travelled, we are achieving genuine and meaningful successes in the marketplace every day and heading in the right direction,” Levinsohn wrote in his Sunday memo.Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan thinks Levinsohn’s media background may make him better qualified to be Yahoo’s CEO than Thompson, whose experience is rooted in electronic commerce.“Ross Levinsohn is common-sense executive, a pragmatic operator who people love to work for,” Rohan said. “He is the right guy for this job.”Thompson’s inaccurate resume might have been more forgivable at a company that was posting big returns for its shareholders, said James Post, a management professor at Boston University.Yahoo’s stock has been sagging since it squandered an opportunity to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. in May 2008 for $33 per share, or $47.5 billion. Yahoo’s stock hasn’t traded above $20 since September 2008.The shares climbed 37 cents in Monday’s late morning training $15.56, leaving Yahoo with a market value of $19 billion. That’s roughly the same as the individual fortunes of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, whose company was still smaller than Yahoo when it went public in 2004.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerbeg’s wealth could surpass Yahoo’s market value depending on the price set in an initial public offering of stock that is expected to be set Thursday.Yahoo’s struggles centre on the company’s inability to keep up with Google and Facebook in the race for online advertising. Yahoo’s annual revenue has fallen from a peak of $7.2 billion in 2008 to $5 billion last year. Over the same period, Google’s annual revenue has climbed from $22 billion in 2008 to $38 billion last year. Facebook’s annual revenue has increased from $272 million in 2008 to $3.7 billion last year.“Yahoo has been embattled for such a long time that there are a lot of people prepared to believe the worst about that company,” said Post, who specializes in corporate governance and professional ethics. “When you’re angry at the management and the board, when nothing’s going right and you’re losing money, it’s understandable that shareholders would adopt an ‘off with their head’ attitude.”___AP Business Writer Christina Rexrode in New York contributed to this story. read more

US factory output up just 01 pct in May after 2 months

US factory output up just 0.1 pct. in May after 2 months of declines, signalling more weakness. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jun 14, 2013 9:29 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. factories barely increased their output in May after two months of declines, a sign that manufacturing is providing little support for the economy.The Federal Reserve said Friday that factory production rose just 0.1 per cent in May from April. Output fell 0.4 per cent in April and 0.3 per cent in March.Factories produced more autos, computers and wood products last month, offsetting declines in the production of primary metals such as steel and furniture.Manufacturing output has risen just 1.7 per cent in the past 12 months.Overall industrial production was flat in May after a 0.4 per cent drop in April. Utility output, which is heavily influenced by the weather, fell 1.8 per cent after a 3.2 per cent April drop. Mining output rose 0.7 per cent after a 1.1 per cent increase in April.Manufacturing, the most critical component of industrial production, has struggled this year. Factories have been held back by weak economies overseas that are buying fewer U.S.-made goods. And American businesses have reduced their pace of investment in areas such as equipment and computer software.The decline has held back hiring. Factories have slashed jobs in each of the past three months. And the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index fell in May to its lowest level since June 2009, the final month of the Great Recession.Deep government spending cuts that began on March 1 may further reduce activity for some companies, particularly those in the defence industry.And Europe, a key export market for the United States, remains stuck in recession. That has meant fewer purchases of U.S. goods. In the first three months of the year, U.S. exports to Europe fell 8 per cent compared with the same period a year agoHowever, not all areas of manufacturing are facing troubles. Automakers are reporting solid sales. Ford Motor Co. said U.S. sales rose 14 per cent in May as demand for its F-Series pickup reached a six-year high. And Nissan’s U.S. sales jumped 25 per cent compared with a year ago.There are signs that manufacturing may pick up in coming months. U.S. factories saw orders increase in April after a steep drop in March.And consumers have continued to increase their spending this year, despite higher taxes that have reduced their take-home pay. Retail sales increased 0.6 per cent in May, fueled by more purchases of cars and trucks, home improvements and sporting goods. read more

Mich native Sean Duddy shines on the ice and in the classroom

When the Ohio State men’s hockey team travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on the Wolverines on Friday, junior defenseman Sean Duddy will be at home. For a weekend, anyway. Duddy grew up in Ann Arbor and went to Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, which sits right across the street from Michigan Stadium. “I was definitely a Michigan fan growing up,” Duddy said. “I mean, it is hard not to be, living in Ann Arbor.” However, when it came to college, Notre Dame, Air Force, Lake Superior State and OSU recruited Duddy to play hockey. Michigan did not. Duddy didn’t have his sights set on Michigan anyway. “I wanted to go to school somewhere else, away from where I grew up,” Duddy said. “I wanted to have a new experience and get a different perspective from Ann Arbor.” Duddy’s mother, Lisa Hesse, said she understood her son’s decision. “Going to Michigan after living in Ann Arbor is like going to school in your backyard,” Hesse said. “It wouldn’t be much of an adventure.” Duddy chose OSU because he loved the school and its campus, he said, and it was still close enough that his family could come to watch him play. Several Division I schools recruited Duddy, but both Duddy and Hesse said he was never a star player and that he had to work hard to get noticed. “Most people would say, ‘Hey, why don’t you just go play D-3 and focus on academics?’” Hesse said. “But Sean wanted D-1, so Sean went after it.” Now Duddy has helped to lead the Buckeyes to a 13-14-2 record as a captain, something associate head coach Steve Rohlik attributes to Duddy’s work ethic. “He brings it every day with every practice and game,” Rohlik said. “He is not going to take days off.” The defenseman does not pile up the goals and assists. Instead, he said he likes it best when his shift on the ice goes unnoticed. “My style of play is that if you don’t notice me, it’s good,” Duddy said. “So, if I stand out it’s because I’m making a mistake.” Duddy spends about five hours a day on hockey, not including the time spent traveling almost every other weekend. A recent road trip to Alaska included leaving at 6 a.m. on a Wednesday and returning the following Sunday about 7 p.m. Despite having a demanding hockey schedule, Duddy has excelled in the classroom. The finance major has posted a 3.98 grade point average in his three years at OSU. Duddy’s achievement on and off the ice has earned him several awards, including being named an OSU Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten choice. “It takes a special athlete to do that,” Rohlik said. “To be able to play at the Division I level and carry close to a 4.0 attributes to Sean’s hard work.” Duddy’s success could leave him with a tough decision. After his senior year he will have to decide between a profession in hockey or one in business. “I could see him trying after college to play professionally, but I could just as well see him move on and get a normal job,” said senior forward and fellow captain Sergio Somma. Duddy said he would love to play after college, but has not given it much thought. No matter the ability and leadership Duddy displays, he has not been able to escape his roots. “When we play Michigan, guys will joke around and say that I am a spy for Michigan,” Duddy said, “that I’m recording what we do in practice to give to the Michigan coaches.” Duddy said he generally does not follow or support the Wolverines, but he always pulls for their hockey team to lose. He has even managed to convert most of his family to the Scarlet and Gray. “I’m definitely an OSU fan now and I can say the same thing for Sean’s dad,” Hesse said. “His brother might be a different story though.” Duddy will just have to settle for two out of three. read more

Where does a WhatsApp acquisition fit into Googles new messaging plan

first_imgEveryone who follows Google services, specifically their messaging products, is waiting for the inevitable release of the company’s new messaging platform. While signs may point to Google being ready to launch, news of a closed door negotiation with WhatsApp may change the course of the upcoming unified communications tool.According to several sources, Google appears to be in closed door negotiations to purchase the popular unified messaging platform WhatsApp for one billion dollars. If you’ve never used the app, it serves as a great SMS alternative that works across every major mobile platform. You can group SMS with iPhone, Android, Symbian, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry with a very similar experience on each mobile OS. It’s all done over data, so you aren’t paying for SMS from a carrier. The end result is really great… as long as you can convince all of your friends to use WhatsApp.The big assumption here is that Google is looking to integrate WhatsApp into their unified messaging platform. On paper that makes sense. After all, the only thing better than a unified messaging platform for Android would be a unified messaging platform for everything, and Google+ Messenger is the only one of Google’s chat services that exists anywhere but Android or the web. There’s the potential for a lot of good to come from that, provided Google purchases WhatsApp and is able to just paste it into the company’s existing app. There is not a great chance of that being how this is going to work, if it is indeed going to happen at all.SMS (actual SMS, not data-only messaging) and, more specifically, Google Voice, are missing pieces of the puzzle for both Google’s upcoming platform and WhatsApp. The ability to message short codes between carriers and platforms is a prime example of something missing from from each of these services. As a result, standalone SMS still has to exist as a separate system, even if it is controlled by the carriers. Accepting for a moment that Google thinks WhatsApp is as valuable to their existing setup as Instagram was to Facebook, it seems more likely we’ll see the benefits of this rumored acquisition after Google’s own messaging product is launched because slapping WhatsApp into Babble won’t solve this core problem.Google is likely more interested in the talent behind WhatsApp, and the huge international audience the app currently has, rather than the service itself. If you are looking for a reference point, ask a GrandCentral user how much they like Google Voice, because that’s pretty much exactly what happened with that acquisition as well. GrandCentral users got merged into Google Voice, the existing service they had been using was shut down, and the new service lacked several features that Google deemed no longer necessary. The developers who were working on GrandCentral at the time were pushed into Google’s existing structure, and the merger was complete.What would the talent be for exactly? Right now the majority of WhatsApp users are either on iOS or Android, and Google has plenty of experience making apps for both. For Google to spend any real time working on Symbian, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry 10 app would be a little hard to imagine. In fact in recent months Google has pulled support for Google Voice and other apps from both Windows Phone and BlackBerry. What few users there were enjoying those services have likely moved to WhatsApp or BlackBerry Messenger, but they have already learned the hard way what happens when Google decides you aren’t worth supporting.Google’s upcoming messaging app has been in testing phases for months. According to several sources who reported this news to previously, the app has been in use by just about all of Google for a little while now. The app is already tied into existing services, which is why we’re seeing the occasional error show up across Google’s services. There’s already a Play Store URL for the app. The only thing stopping Google from pulling the trigger right now is Google, so maybe this WhatsApp merger is for what happens next, not what happens next week.last_img read more

How to Double the Battery Capacity of Your Nintendo Switch

first_imgNintendo Switch Battery Charger Case – $40See Deal Stay on target Sonic Soak Is the Tiny Washing Machine That Goes AnywhereThis $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 Today Wish your Nintendo Switch had a longer run time? Double it with the Nintendo Switch Battery Charger Case, offered to readers of Geek at the discounted price of just $40 for a limited time.If you own a Nintendo Switch, the first thing you probably noticed after unpacking it is how quickly the battery drains. Although the manufacturer claims it’ll last up to six hours, practically speaking and under normal circumstances, it lasts far less than that. So while it’s still a great little gaming unit, it may be less than ideal if you plan on playing for more than a few hours. And that’s exactly where the Nintendo Switch Battery Charger Case comes in.This lightweight charger case fits nicely around your Nintendo Switch and, with a 10,000mAh internal battery, effectively doubles your playing time. It doesn’t block any ports or speakers so your Switch will still run like normal, it helps to protect your Switch from damage, and it even has a kickstand built in that improves air circulation, keeping your Switch cool even after several hours of continuous gameplay. It’s a must-have addition and, at this price, it’s more affordable than ever.The Nintendo Switch Battery Charger Case normally retails for $60 but, with this special offer, you’ll save 33 percent off the MSRP and get it for just $40. Want your products featured at the Geek Deals store? Learn more about how to sell your products online!last_img read more

San Diego County Gun Owners respond to shooting at Del Mar Fairgrounds

first_img DEL MAR (KUSI) – The San Diego County Gun Owners PAC has published an official statement in response to the shooting incident that took place during the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.RELATED STORY: Armed suspect shot by deputy outside Del Mar FairgroundsTheir statement reads:“In response to the shooting at the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC calls on the 22nd Agricultural Board to discontinue events that invite violence and, instead, support events that promote family, safety, and law-abiding San Diegans, such as the Crossroads of the West gun show.“Where’s the moral outrage towards the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the Agricultural Association board of directors? The Agricultural Board permitted a rap concert performed by an artist with a history of glorifying violence, drug dealing, gang culture, and degrading women. Guess what happened? Sure enough, violence breaks out with a gun. Yet, the board is entertaining the idea, based on so-called moral grounds, of discontinuing the gun shows attended by thousands of law-abiding San Diegan families who learn gun safety. The board wants to close down or demand additional security for family-oriented events, but then they allow Ice Cube concerts.“Their hypocrisy is obvious: The fairgrounds board has lost all moral authority. We call on the board to realign their priorities with the rule of law and support events that promote safe, legal, responsible activities for families to enjoy, such as the annual county fair and the gun shows.”Michael A. SchwartzExecutive DirectorSan Diego County Gun Owners PAC Mike McKinnon III, San Diego County Gun Owners respond to shooting at Del Mar Fairgrounds Mike McKinnon III Posted: September 4, 2018 September 4, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Say Media Rebrands ReadWriteWeb as ReadWrite

first_imgIn his note, Lyons adds that coverage will double down on mobile: “Mobile devices combined with social networks are evolving into a new mass medium that will displace television and define our age.”Content will also be contributed by a growing base of writers, including readers, says the company. Say Media, which operates a number of digital properties across fashion, technology, food and living verticals, has rebranded the web trends and tech reporting site ReadWriteWeb to the shorter ReadWrite. The site has also hired Dan Lyons as its new editor-in-chief. Lyons was previously a columnist for Newsweek and was responsible for the Fake Steve Jobs blog. The rebranding comes about 10 months after Say Media bought the site and includes a new tablet-first, responsive design built on a proprietary CMS called Orion.Lyons replaces founding editor Richard MacManus who started the site from New Zealand in 2003 and left mid-October to begin work on a book.  In an introductory editor’s note, Lyons says the new name reflects a broader focus: “As for our new name, the rationale for the change is pretty simple. Technology has evolved beyond the Web, and we’re adapting to keep up with the changing digital media landscape.”last_img read more

Lok Sabha passes resolution to set up joint committee on offices

first_imgNew Delhi: Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a resolution to set up a joint committee on offices of profit which will have members from both the Houses. The main function of the committee is to recommend what constitutes an ‘office of profit’. Holding an office of profit may lead to disqualification of a member of Parliament. A legislator is disqualified for holding an office of profit under the government as he or she might be susceptible to government influence, and may not discharge the constitutional mandate fairly, explains legislative think tank PRS India. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us The joint committee on offices of profit is constituted for the duration of the Lok Sabha and consists of 15 members — ten from Lok Sabha and five from Rajya Sabha. The motion was moved by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and passed by a voice vote. Lok Sabha passed another motion to elect two members to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The motion was moved by Minister of State for Health Ashwini Chaubey. As per AIIMS Act, two MPs from the lower house serve as members of the institute.last_img read more

CPA set to begin Sunday

first_imgThe 63rd conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) officially begins here on Sunday, with the Rohingya issue being expected to come up for discussion, reports news agency UNB.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, who is the vice patron of the 63rd CPC, is scheduled to inaugurate the CPA annual mega event at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 10:30am.The CPA and Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad are jointly arranging the conference with the theme: ‘Continuing to enhance the high standards of performance of parliamentarians’.The eight-day conference 2017 began on 1 November with the meetings of different committees and sub-committees of the CPA as well as conferences of small branches before the official inauguration.It held some closed-door meetings of Small Branches of the CPA listed countries, which have below 5 lakh population, from 2 November. There are 43 small branches in the CPA.At the meetings, the CPA Small Branches stressed the need for encouraging the youth in active politics, the role of parliament in fighting corruption and addressing the adverse impact of climate change.The meeting also made some recommendations to address the problems of those countries.The CPA Small Branches at their meetings also made some proposals, including taking steps to remove corruption, empowering women, ensuring transparency in the activities of top office bearers of the courtiers and taking effective steps to combat bad affects of climate change and pollution. ,CPA media committee members Fazilatunnesa Bappy and Tanveer Imam MPs briefed reporters about the proposals at a press conference at Hotel Radisson Blu on Saturday.The main executive committee meeting of the CPA was also held on the day at the same venue.After the official inauguration, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali will apprise the parliamentarians of the country’s Rohingya crisis and the ways for resolving the issue at a meeting at 3:00pm.Bangladesh will try to mobilise international community’s opinions, through the event, to mount pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas taken shelter in the country in the face of persecution in their own country.Besides, some eight workshops on a wide range of topics, including the role of parliamentarians in building stronger ties within Commonwealth, how to give voice to the youth, mechanisms for ensuring effective participation of the youth in the governance process and how CPA members can work with their own governments in ensuring that the SDG goals have a proper gender lens to ensure success in the areas of alleviating poverty and women’s empowerment, will also be held during the conference that will conclude on November 8.Election of Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee will also be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) after the official inauguration of the event.Bangladesh Speaker and CPA chairperson Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Friday said any member state on behalf of Bangladesh can also place the Rohingya issue in the conference.Some 550 representatives, including parliament speakers, deputy speakers and parliament members, from nearly 144 national and provincial assemblies of 44 commonwealth countries are expected to participate in the annual conference.The Speaker said efforts are being made so that the lawmakers across the globe could drum up public opinions against the Myanmar atrocities in their respective parliaments.“We want to send back the fleeing Rohingyas to Myanmar. The government has also been making the diplomatic efforts to have support of the global community to resolve the crisis,” she said.The 63rd CPC will also highlight various problems, including gender disparity and violation of the rights of the young generation. Some 50 Bangladeshi youths will raise their problems in the conference.Dhaka is hosting the second such mega event this year after it successfully hosted the 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in April last.In October 2014, the Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury was elected Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee for a three-year term.The CPA was founded in 1911 as the Empire Parliamentary Association and its affairs were administered by the UK branch.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterEmirates is to operate its daily non-stop services between Dubai and Auckland with an A380 aircraft, less than a year after operating the flights with a Boeing 777-200LR.Emirates’ flagship double-decker A380s will operate on the route, currently the world’s longest, from 30 October. The airline has been flying the route since 1 March, in addition to three daily A380s flying from Auckland to Dubai and beyond via Australia, and a daily Boeing 777-300ER from Christchurch.Operating eastbound as flight EK448, the service will depart Dubai at 10.05am and arrive in Auckland the following day at 11.10am (local time). Westbound, flight EK449 will depart Auckland each night at 9.15pm, arriving in Dubai the following morning at 5.35am (local time) connecting with Emirates’ 39 European destinations, as well as other destinations in West Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This flight also connects in both directions with 10 A380 destinations, providing passengers the opportunity to fly all the way from Auckland to Europe on Emirates’ flagship aircraft.The very first flight from Dubai to Auckland and return at the beginning of March was operated by an A380 to especially commemorate the start of the non-stop route, but the flights have since been flown by the Boeing 777-200LR.As the largest A380 operator in the world, Emirates now has 80 Airbus A380s serving its network. Last month, Emirates placed a new order for an additional two new A380 aircraft, to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing its order books for the aircraft to 64.Emirates A380s currently serve 40 destinations worldwide – one out of every four destinations on the airline’s passenger network. Vienna will become the next A380 destination starting from 1 July.Emirates redefined the First Class experience, leading the design of the first private suites in commercial aviation and was first to put them into service. The fully-equipped A380 Onboard Shower Spa was also a first in the industry and has been overwhelmingly popular with First Class passengers ever since.First and Business Class passengers can enjoy the exclusive A380 Onboard Lounge and Business Class passengers can relax in new-generation full-flat seats, each with direct aisle access. Passengers in all classes have access to Emirates’ award-winning ‘ice’ inflight entertainment system, which features over 2500 channels of on-demand entertainment. The latest technology allows passengers to stay connected throughout the flight with free high-speed Wi-Fi access as well as mobile phone and data services.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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