Malika’s Kantha Collection endeavors have been successfully been able to unshackle Kantha from the traditional confines of a humble quilting stitch, therefore letting it soar to the top range of haute couture at the ongoing exhibition, ‘Agomoni’ by Shamlu Dudheja, and her daughter Malika, which is being held at ITC Royal Bengal. This exhibition is a tribute to Ma Durga where each panel tells its own divine story. Shamlu’s most significant contributions to society have been, the revival of Kantha, with the support of her daughter, Malika also publication of several series of Maths text books for India and Pakistan, welfare work, in many fields, as Chairperson of Calcutta Foundation. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThrough Shamlu Dudheja’s intensive marketing efforts, from a humble quilting stitch, Kantha has become one of the most revered styles of embroideries, both in India and abroad. Through her guidance Kantha has travelled right across the socio-economic spectrum from idyllic rural settings to the ramps of glamorous fashion shows and finds its way into various drawing rooms or work spaces. ‘Kantha as Stitch art’ goes even beyond and adorns the walls of famous museums and prestigious art galleries of the world. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThis has helped thousands of Kantha artists realize their potential and live with a sense of dignity. Kantha is about holding together layers of fine muslin cottons, and sewing them meticulously, with fine running stitches, to make quilts for loved ones. If a woman is empowered, the home is empowered, if rural homes get empowered, the villages get empowered their lives are heading towards a more productive, positive life styles. “Tremendous promotional efforts to the simple running stitch have impacted the lives of the rural women beyond all expectations. We began with 3-4 workers, now we are almost touching 1000 women. Kantha revival has been the harbinger of the resurgence of power, the empowerment of women. The enhancement of the status in their family and within their community has reawakened their inner sense of self worth,” said Shamlu Dudheja.
Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement On Friday, several dozen townspeople and dignitaries gathered on the lawn of Margaret Laurence House in Neepawa to unveil a plaque in her honour.“The Manawaka books were written over a 10-year period and earned Laurence a reputation as one of the most important novelists in a formative period of Canadian writing in the 1960s and ’70s,” Richard Wishart, of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, said during the brief ceremony.“She made strong, artistic use of her regional roots. She also had a strong feminist voice, which found form in the women at the centre of each of her novels.” Margaret Laurence escaped her Prairie hometown as soon as she could, but the world-famous writer always said Neepawa, Man., was foundational in much of her writing.Today, she was honoured there as a person of national historic significance.“It’s really us Canadians honouring the best of the best in Canada. These are people that have contributed significantly to the fabric of Canada … and it’s a way of connecting Canadians to our history and past,” said Roger Schroeder, external relations manager Riding Mountain National Park.Margaret Laurence is an icon of Canadian literature. (CBC Archives) Richard Wishart (left) and Ivan Traill unveil a plaque honouring Margaret Laurence as a person of national historic significance outside Margaret Laurence House in Neepawa, Man. (Karen Pauls/CBC) Twitter read more
Advertisement Animating Ralph Breaks the Internet not only entailed summoning bold imagination to bring the World Wide Web to life — it also meant tapping into fond memories to recreate beloved Disney characters.The film includes a hilarious sequence featuring classic princesses, and Vancouver-born animator Benson Shum got to meet the actress who voices Mulan in order to draw his favourite cartoon warrior.“There was a lot of pressure to make that character come to life,” said Shum, but he added meeting Ming-Na Wen helped. A highlight of the new film is a sequence in which Sarah Silverman’s Vanellope meets Disney’s famed princesses, most of whom were voiced by the original actors. (Disney/Canadian Press) “My supervisor asked if I wanted to go down to the recording booth to watch her record the lines I was going to animate. I was like, ‘Yes.’ I bolted downstairs to the recording room. … She was just so kind.”The movie, a sequel to 2012 hit Wreck-It Ralph, follows the title character voiced by John C. Reilly as he and his best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) venture into the internet. The web is a chaotic, colourful city filled with incessant pop-up ads and skyscrapers bearing brand names, and the duo meet familiar characters and new friends.In the standout princess sequence, Vanellope stumbles upon a gathering of iconic female characters including Mulan, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and Ariel. The group is skeptical that hoodie-clad Vanellope could be a princess, and the scene cleverly sends up the gender dynamics of Disney films past. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Ralph Breaks the Internet, the new sequel to earlier Disney hit Wreck-It Ralph, once again features the work of Vancouver-born animator Benson Shum. (Disney) Login/Register With: His other credits at the studio include the original Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen and the upcoming and highly anticipated Frozen 2. Working on the Frozen franchise has been exciting because he grew up watching similar animated musicals, he said.Some 70 animators worked on Ralph Breaks the Internet. Shum was among six or seven who created a sequence in which Ralph plays an iPad game that involves swiping left and right to feed pancakes to a bunny and milkshakes to a cat. In typical Ralph style, he gets over-excited and stuffs the bunny with too many pancakes, with comically disastrous results.A two-second shot in that sequence took two weeks to animate, so the work can be painstaking. But the finished product makes it all worthwhile, Shum said.“When you see the character come to life, I think that really makes you excited again. It’s no longer a static object,” he said.“That always energizes you again to keep going.”THE CANADIAN PRESS Advertisement Advertisement Benson Shum grew up in east Vancouver, but now lives in southern California as an animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios. (Alex Kang/Disney/CP) Watching Wen deliver her lines informed how Shum drew Mulan, a rare non-princess in the Disney canon. Animators try to figure out what voice actors are thinking, he said.“What is going through their mind while they’re saying this line? We try to animate that, and I think that’s what gives the character a lot of layers and makes them feel like they’re breathing and real.”The importance of drawingShum grew up in east Vancouver but now lives in sunny southern California as an animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios. His journey to his dream job took time: he wasn’t accepted, initially, to his chosen college program, and his career bounced back and forth between animation and live-action visual effects.His advice to those hoping to break into the industry is simple: just keep drawing.“I think that’s still a very important thing to do, even though a lot of stuff we do now is on the computer,” he said.I love to see that my hometown is growing. … There are a lot of amazing artists here.– Benson Shum“Drawing will teach you about design, about how to pose a character and see things three-dimensionally.”Though Shum left Vancouver, there’s no shortage of opportunities in the city. It has come into its own as a graphics hotspot with about 60 animation and visual effects studios.“Growing up, the industry wasn’t really here. We had a few studios,” he said, speaking in a Vancouver hotel during a recent visit. “I love to see that my hometown is growing. … There are a lot of amazing artists here.” Twitter read more
Kolkata: The blame game between the Left Front and the Congress in respect of seat sharing in Bengal took an ugly turn on Saturday with Left Front chairman Biman Bose alleging a game of ‘money exchange’ on the part of the Congress in foiling the alliance. State Congress president Somen Mitra refuted the allegation and blamed the Left for the non-alliance.It may be mentioned that though none of the two parties have officially declared non-alliance but the sequence of events that have unfolded in the last few days have made it crystal clear that the two parties have moved far away from seat sharing for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”We wanted an anti-TMC and an anti-BJP alliance in Bengal so that there is a combination of all votes. But money is making the rounds everywhere. If there is involvement of so much money, then what is the point in coming up with an understanding? If ‘money is honey’, then politics will definitely take the back seat. They have flooded money to disturb seat-sharing between Congress and CPI(M),” Bose said. State Congress president Somen Mitra shot back on the sidelines of a party meeting at Chanchal in Malda and said: “If they are talking of a game, then it is their responsibility to come out with the result. Nothing of that sort has taken place. They should make it clear who has given money and who has accepted the same. Ask them who has broken the alliance,” Mitra added. It may be mentioned that the clash of opinions started when the Left Front announced its candidate list without proper consultation with the Congress. read more
Niagara police are investigating after two local fishermen found a body near the Lincoln Street Bridge in Welland.Police were called to the Welland SCUBA Park and Boat Ramp around 1:45 p.m on Tuesday after the fishermen found the body in the water.The Niagara marine unit and the forensic services unit were called in to assist police.The body has been identified but police say they are not releasing a name at this time. A post mortem is scheduled for later Wednesday.
As the number of Syrians fleeing their country continues to increase, the head of the United Nations refugee agency and that body’s special envoy, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, visited a camp in Jordan, where they met some of the of thousands of people that have crossed the border to escape the violence in the Middle Eastern country. High Commissioner António Guterres and Ms. Jolie visited the Za’atri refugee camp, located in a desert region near the Syrian border, and currently holding some 28,000 refugees, out of a total of 85,000 Syrians who are currently registered or awaiting refugee registration in Jordan. “I am grateful to Jordan and other border countries for keeping their borders open, for saving these people’s lives. They are dying in Syria,” Ms. Jolie said a media encounter today. “If they were unable to escape with their families many of the people here, many of the people I met today would in fact be dead. It’s an extraordinary thing that they are doing.” According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the actual number of refugees in Jordan is thought to be much higher, and, overall, more than a quarter of a million people have now been registered with the agency, or are awaiting registration in countries around Syria. Syria has been wracked by violence since an uprising began against President Bashar al-Assad some 18 months ago. More than 18,000 people, mostly civilians, have died since fighting broke out though reports indicate a major escalation of violence in recent weeks in many towns and villages, as well as the country’s two biggest cities, Aleppo and Damascus. Addressing the media in Geneva today, a UNHCR spokesperson, Adrian Edwards, said the visit was aimed at not only showing solidarity with refugees, but also to recognize the commitment of the Jordanian people and Government to protect vulnerable civilians. “Refugees tell us that artillery and air attacks are continuing in villages and towns close to the Jordanian border,” Mr. Edwards said. “There are reports of thousands of displaced people in Syria’s south, moving from village to village seeking safety before they can cross the border.” Last night, Ms. Jolie visited Jordan’s border with Syria, where she met newly-arriving families – some 200 families made the dangerous crossing that night; shelling could be heard in the distance. “It’s been a very heavy experience because often times you come to these camps,” the Special Envoy said. “We have all been around and met with people in conflict situations, but rarely do you come when you meet them as they cross the border and you get to know people the moment they become a refugee, the moment they have lost their home, their schooling, their livelihoods, their education, everything that they have been is gone. And when I asked them, ‘what did you bring?’ they say this, and they show [their] back.”According to UNHCR, some refugees report being displaced five or six times before finally leaving the country. While the number of people crossing the border tends to fluctuate depending on the security situation in Syria, on average, some 2,000 new arrivals occur daily, with most people crossing the border at night, the agency noted. “We do encourage the international community to do everything it can to support these people and to support them here until they can go home one day. There is much that needs to be done,” Ms. Jolie said. “It’s a very, very difficult situation and of the appeals that came out – which still have not been met – [they] weren’t even prepared to take into account the extent of what was going to happen, how many people. It grows. The numbers are growing. The conflict is growing.” Following their visit to the camps, Mr. Guterres and Ms. Jolie are expected to meet King Abdullah II of Jordan, as well as the country’s prime minister and foreign affairs ministers. UNHCR, along with the Jordanian Government and its partners, is working to assist displaced persons. However, the agency states that the conditions at Za’atri camp – located in windswept desert – are harsh, with many refugees living in tents. “With winter approaching, we hope to be able to move people into prefabricated housing, which is arriving at a rate of up to 30 homes a day, giving priority to the most vulnerable families,” Mr. Edwards said at the Geneva media briefing. Addressing the same briefing, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that more than 550,000 people are in need of health assistance in Syria’s Homs municipality alone. “There are 150 schools hosting internally displaced persons. The shelters that have recently opened provide poor living conditions, there is no electricity and the water and sanitation conditions are not functioning properly. Refuse is piling up – and has not been collected for several weeks,” the spokesperson, Tarik Jasarevic, said. He added that lack of access to health care facilities and health workers is one of the main obstacles being faced, with at least 50 per cent of medical doctors having left Homs. “At present, many of the health facilities are staffed with volunteers who have no medical or health training,” he noted. WHO, which recently participated in a UN exploratory mission to Homs to assess how it can increase its presence there, is currently delivering basic health and water testing kits. It has also requested $31 million in funding support for its activities in the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan, to effectively respond to humanitarian health needs inside the country. Earlier this month, the United Nations and its partners increased their humanitarian appeal for the Response Plan from $180 million to $347 million, due to the doubling of the number of people in need since July, to 2.5 million. The revised Response Plan focuses on the priority areas of health, food, livelihoods, infrastructure rehabilitation, community services, education and shelter, in Homs, Hama, Idlib, Damascus, rural Damascus, Deir Ezzor and Aleppo, as well as areas hosting large numbers of internally displaced people. read more
The Faculty of Graduate Studies announces the Call for Nominations to its growing number of awards associated with the 2015 Mapping the New Knowledges Graduate Student Research Conference.The Faculty will recognize Brock’s graduate studies community with the presentation of the following awards at the MNK conference, on Thursday, Apr. 9:• Graduate Mentorship Awards• the newly established Marilyn Rose Graduate Leadership AwardNominations for the awards are due on Tuesday, March 10 and can be submitted online.Details about the awards and access to online nomination forms can be found at: https://brocku.ca/graduate-studies/current-students/conferences-events/mnk-awardsGraduate Mentorship Awards: Graduate students are invited to submit nominations for the 2015 awards.The awards honour and recognize the essential role of faculty supervisors in the mentorship of graduate students.Awards are presented in two categories:– mentorship of master’s students only– mentorship of both master’s and PhD studentsValue: $1,000 to assist faculty with ongoing graduate student mentorshipMarilyn Rose Graduate Leadership Award: The Brock community is invited to submit nominations for this newly established award to recognize faculty, staff and students for their work and leadership in enhancing the graduate studies experience at the University.Some examples of contributions include:• academic program development in graduate studies• academic and professional skills development programming for graduate students• support for excellence in graduate student research and scholarship• innovative administrative services related to graduate students• learning and research opportunities that connect graduate students to the broader community• graduate student engagement on campus• development of innovative strategies/policies/procedures in addressing significant graduate student issues• graduate student recruitmentValue: $500Questions?Contact Heather Junke, Communications Officer, Dean’s Office, Faculty of Graduate Studies, at email@example.com read more
A Marks and Spencer worker was a flasher who repeatedly exposed himself to staff members before passing off his offending as “workplace banter”.For around 16 years, otherwise-respectable Nigel Farrow used excuses such as claiming to have a rash as he showed his genitals to female colleagues, a court heard.Now the 51-year-old has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting exposing himself eight times to six different women during his 27-year career with the retailer.Farrow, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty on the basis it was “workplace banter taken to grossly inappropriate levels”, Newcastle Crown Court heard. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Mr Fish added that Farrow was employed in “store operations” and was not in a significantly enhanced role.Mr Fish added: “He has lost his job as a result of this, not surprisingly, bearing in mind the grossly inappropriate nature of his conduct.”A Marks and Spencer spokesman said Farrow was a store operations assistant, with additional responsibility for health and safety. Nigel Farrow was a health and safety officer at the Sunderland branch of Marks and Spencer. Library imageCredit:CARL COURT/AFP Judge Adams told him: “Surprisingly, perhaps, for years and years no one made a complaint. This must have been, in part, because of the position you occupied.”It was not until the person who you exposed to this year made a complaint that the others who had suffered as a result of your activities also came forward to say what you had done over previous years.”You have lost your job you had for a number of years and you have lost your good name.”Lee Fish, defending, said Farrow now recognises his behaviour was wrong.Mr Fish said: “It was grossly inappropriate banter. He is not a sexual predator, he is not a risk to the public – this is a defendant who simply did not fully appreciate what was acceptable behaviour, even when having a laugh with work colleagues.”This defendant behaved in this way not through sexual desire or anything of that nature, it is because he simply allowed workplace banter to be taken to extreme and grossly inappropriate levels.” (He) simply did not fully appreciate what was acceptable behaviour, even when having a laugh with work colleaguesLee Fish, defending Nigel Farrow, pictured outside court, now recognises his behaviour was wrong, his barrister told the courtCredit:Will Walker/North News Prosecutor Jonathan Devlin told the court: “On a number of occasions, to various members of staff, of differing ages, he exposed himself in various circumstances.”Once he claimed he had a rash and asked colleagues to look at it and matters of that nature. Members of staff, bearing in mind his status as, effectively, an executive officer, found it difficult, if not impossible to complain at the time.”The court heard Farrow was a health and safety officer at the Sunderland branch of Marks and Spencer.It was only when the last victim came forward earlier this year that other colleagues reported similar offences.Farrow, of Seaham, County Durham, pleaded guilty to eight charges of exposure.Judge Robert Adams sentenced him to four months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with supervision and 100 hours’ unpaid work. Farrow must also sign the sex offenders’ register for seven years. read more
29 Comments Share Tweet Email1 There is extreme concern about plurality in the media in the event that the merger proceeds.The Irish Times reports today that the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has specifically called for businessman Denis O’Brien to appear before the committee.The proposed acquisition by INM has been referred for further assessment to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).The Taoiseach told the Dáil that once a proposed media merger receives clearance from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission on competition grounds, it has to be notified to the minister for communications to assess the proposed merger on media plurality grounds.After examining the proposed merger, the minister can decide to send the case to the BAI to provide him with a report detailing its recommendations on the matter.Media plurality “The Taoiseach should not pretend this will be an even-handed discrepancy or that the media depends on good journalism. That is not the case because editorial control is everything. This is an issue of national interest and the Taoiseach should be concerned about it,” said Smith.“I am concerned,” said the Taoiseach, but he said there is a process under way. Submissions to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland must be made within the next two weeks.“I don’t want to pre-empt what the recommendations or the view or the analysis of the BAI are,” he said.Smith confirmed to TheJournal.ie that members of the NUJ, INM and Celtic Media have been invited to a meeting of the committee next Tuesday.Read: Ross urges unions and Bus Éireann to start negotiations with “a blank sheet of paper”>Noonan: Chance of Nama recovering €74bn from bad loans ‘was lost in the crisis’> Businessman Denis O’Brien. Image: RollingNews.ie 10,736 Views Feb 1st 2017, 6:54 PM Businessman Denis O’Brien. Short URL Wednesday 1 Feb 2017, 6:54 PM Image: RollingNews.ie By Christina Finn TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has said he is “concerned” about the media merger between Independent News and Media (INM) and publishing company Celtic Media.INM – which owns the Irish Independent, the Sunday Independent, the Herald and a number of regional titles – will gain ownership of a number of other regional newspapers if the acquisition goes ahead.The Celtic Media group is made up of seven regional titles, including the Connaught Telegraph, the Meath Chronicle and the Anglo-Celt.The takeover was approved by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in November.Denis O’Brien is the major shareholder in INM and is also the owner of Communicorp which has multiple Irish radio stations, including Newstalk and Today FM.Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, the Taoiseach said the proposal from INM to buy Celtic Media “is a matter of concern”.Enda Kenny told the chamber that the process of examining the merger is underway.Calling for further investigation, AAA-PBP TD Bríd Smith said:“This issue needs public scrutiny as otherwise we will hurtle towards a dictatorship in the media.“The joint committee [on Communications, Climate Action and Environment] will send an invitation to Denis O’Brien’s news and media company to see if it will appear at the hearing.There must be proper public scrutiny of what is taking place… in terms of media ownership, the country will be almost entirely owned by Denis O’Brien and his consortium, Independent News and Media, if the merger goes ahead. Enda Kenny says he’s concerned about INM major media merger Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is concerned about the INM and Celtic Media merger. http://jrnl.ie/3217087 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppExuma, Bahamas, February 15, 2017 – Annual cycling event in Exuma raises more than $20,000 for new Children’s Shelter and donates bikes to high school. In the hot blazing sun, 15-year-old Cameron Williams peddled and peddled in his flip-flops up the spine of Exuma. His old, rickety BMX scraped the edge of the road where pavement met ash fault. He teetered, but never fell. Older boys in the back of a support vehicle shouted and encouraged the younger boy. Cameron hit another edge, and one of his shoes fell off.The support vehicle car stopped. But he kept going. One of the boys picked the shoe up off the road, throwing it in the back of the truck. Cameron was the last to finish the Tour de Turquoise, but finish he did, despite the loss of a shoe.The event last weekend, now in its third year, featured dozens of cyclists of all skill levels and abilities, with more than $20,000 going towards a Children’s Shelter for the island. Last year, Tour de Turquoise raised a similar amount and purchased a new hospital bus.Howard Chang, the event’s founder, credits the people of Exuma for embracing Tour de Turquoise and helping to make it such a success. “I have been a homeowner on Exuma now for several years, and one of the reasons we chose Exuma is because of the people,” Chang said, who owns an advertising firm in Toronto and helped bring a large group of philanthropists to the island. “The most rewarding part has been the enthusiasm we’ve received from the community, particularly the students.” With a special focus on youth, Tour de Turquoise, using a portion of its sponsorship funds, has been introducing bikes onto the island of Exuma. Students are given access to the bikes through a newly established club at L N Coakley High School.This year, eight students got the chance to use the new bikes in last Saturday’s race, while others, like Cameron, were also encouraged to participate in the event. The goal, Chang said, is to gradually introduce more bikes onto the island and allow students to use them in a monitored and safe environment. “Bikes capture the imagination and we were overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the high school,” Chang added.Tour de Turquoise features three events: a community ride involving a few laps of George Town, a 50km ride to Turquoise Cay and back, and the main ride, over 70km, taking riders to Santana’s Restaurant and back. In addition to a crop of highly skilled cyclists, all of whom made substantial donations to the cause, there were two VIPs in the mix.Christian Van Velde, the US cycling star, is best known for his many wins on the professional circuit, including a 4th place finish at the Tour de France. Curt Harnett, a Canadian, has won multiple medals at the Olympics and held the world record for the 200 metre time trial for 11 years.Overall, Tour de Turquoise was a community effort, with a long term vision to give back to the island. Among many others, Chang was assisted by John Nixon, the Airport Manager on Exuma, the Exuma Foundation of Canada, the Exuma Foundation (US), and GIV Bahamas Inc., one of the leading developers and philanthropic organizations on Exuma.Tour de Turquoise was sponsored by Grand Isle Resort, Dilly Crab Ranch, Sun-Fun Tours and GIV Bahamas Inc. In addition to the cycling, the philanthropists enjoyed a boat excursion up the Exuma Cays, courtesy of Sun-Fun Tours, and visited the areas many attractions, including the now world famous swimming pigs.“Giving back to the island is a huge part of what we do,” said Tyrone Munroe, Director and Head of Operations at GIV Bahamas Inc. “We thank Howard for his continuous efforts to give back to the island. I think this event in particular has tremendous potential for the future.” Related Items: If the determination of Cameron Williams is any window into the future, the youth of Exuma seem to agree wholeheartedly. For more information on the event, you can visit its website at www.rideforexuma.com Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp read more
• Assignments & Editorial Calendars – Approved pitches are assigned to the appropriate contributor and scheduled in a drag-and-drop editorial calendar• Content Pipeline – As posts migrate through the stages of development, editors can collaborate on drafts and revisions.• Performance Management – Kapost tracks the page views, uniques, retweets & Facebook shares of each contributor and each category• Payment – Kapost tracks the payment owed contributors for their posts and can automate the fulfillment of those payments (via PayPal)In the future, Kapost plans on adding performance-based payment (which would offer the ability to track and pay contributors on performance, such as page views); automated invoicing; graphical metrics on how the newsroom is performing (state of pipeline; production by category, by contributor; revisions required per contributor, etc.); and promotion (tools to help contributors promote their posts to gain links and retweets). Kapost was originally developed as a dedicated content management system but quickly found publishers to be reluctant to switch to a new CMS. “Our focus has evolved from a CMS, which you can see as your ‘printing press’ where you lay out and distribute content, to your ‘newsroom’ where you manage the content production process,” says Murdock. “We heard of a lot of pain and suffering from editors, but we had a lot of learning to do about how the editorial process works and what tools were needed. We found a core group of editors who gave us lots of direction and feedback and we’ve been building accordingly.” Clients include Discovery News (which uses Kapost to manage three dozen contributors); Fortune (which uses Kapost to manage contributors to its From the Crowd section); and The Fashion Spot.Kapost charges per user per month (with a starting price of $8 per user). “Recognizing that lots of contributors might participate in the newsroom in July and August but might not be back in September, October and November, we only charge per active user, i.e. the number of users who actually logged in in a given month,” says Murdock. Many publishers are moving to leaner editorial staffs while relying on more contributors (some paid, many not) to generate digital content. It may save the publisher a few bucks, but it also puts strain on the editorial team, from editing and fact-checking to simply keeping so many assignments in play at once.Now a service called Kapost is looking to become “the Saleforce.com of the editorial side” by automating the production process from pitches to assignments, editorial calendars and revisions as well as performance management and payment. “The greater number of contributors, of posts, etc. make editors overwhelmed by process logistics and takes away from their focus on their audience and content,” says co-founder Toby Murdock. “What Kapost does is to allow publishers to implement this new model effectively by automating the administrative tasks in the process.”Capabilities include: • Pitches & Story Ideas – Editors and contributors can enter their pitches into the system, collaborate on their development, and approve and reject. read more
New Delhi: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away at AIIMS in Delhi on Saturday, will be cremated at the Nigam Bodh Ghat here on Sunday, party sources said. “Jaitley’s body will reach the BJP office at 10 a.m. on Sunday and thereafter cremation will take place at the Nigam Bodh Ghat at 2 p.m.,” a party official said. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart’s body will be taken to his residence in Kailash Colony from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) later in the day. Jaitley, 66, was admitted at AIIMS since August 9 and had undergone dialysis on Thursday. He passed away on Saturday after prolonged illness.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:44 Saturday is Election Day. You read that correctly.Despite the lack of attention the May Uniform Election gets, there are a lot of important issues on the ballot this weekend.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016Prof. Brandon Rottinghaus points out depending on where you live, you might be voting for a new mayor and city council members in Missouri City, or Sugar Land. And there are dozens of races for highly specialized positions across the region, 87 entities are holding elections in Harris County alone.“You’ve got MUD districts and water control districts that typically don’t get a lot of press. The fact, though, is that these are really the core of how government functions, especially at the local level. So these are critical to be able to think about who’s serving in them, but they tend to fly under the radar for most people,” said Rottinghaus, a professor of Political Science at the University of Houston.Sugar Land residents will also decide whether to extend city council term limits. Richmond voters will determine whether to expand the size of their city council from two to four representatives.So how do you know if you are eligible to vote this weekend?“There’s a good piece of the people who are not in the City of Houston that have an opportunity to vote on May 7,” said Stan Stanart, the Harris County Clerk who oversees local elections.Stanart’s office is not conducting the May elections, but Harris County residents can go to his website to find out whether they are eligible to vote and residents in other counties should be able to do the same on their county’s website.“In such a low turnout election, like there will be in some of these elections, your voice has a greater impact when you participate,” Stanart said.You may be wondering why some municipalities hold their elections in May rather than November. State law allows local governmental entities to choose which election day they want to use… and since the November ballot can be quite long and detailed, some entities choose May.By the way, early voting ends Tuesday, May 3. Listen Share read more
When Michael Crichton sadly passed away back in 2008 he left behind 27 novels, some of which were written under the name John Lange, but all as enjoyable to read today as they were on release. But that wasn’t the end of Crichton’s writing career, and we have since seen two more novels published carrying his name: Pirate Latitudes (2009) and Micro (2011).We all thought that was the end of Crichton’s writing, but his widow Sherri Crichton has made another discovery. Buried in Crichton’s archives was a complete novel called Dragon Teeth. It’s a book based on Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two paleontologists from the 19th century who had a healthy rivalry when exploring for fossils in the American West during a period known as the Bone Wars.Crichton has taken the real-world exploits of Cope and Marsh, injected a new fictional character named William Johnson, and concocted a story as only Crichton can. And the good news is, we all get to read in next year with HarperCollins set to publish the new work in May.Sherri Crichton was the first to read Dragon Teeth and explained, “It has Michael’s voice, his love of history, research and science all dynamically woven into an epic tale.” She also believes the book was inspired by vertebrate paleontologist Professor Edwin H. Colbert, who Crichton corresponded with while Colbert was at the American Museum of Natural History.The last new novel to be published carrying Crichton’s name was Micro. However, that book was unfinished and required author Richard Preston to step in and finish it. Crichton fans will be glad to hear Dragon Teeth was finished and HarperCollins has confirmed nothing has been added to it, it’s pure Crichton.Crichton image Jon Chase photo/Harvard News Office read more
PEDERNALES, Ecuador – Ecuador’s president predicted Monday a “considerable” rise in the death toll from a massive earthquake whose tally already included at least 350 lives amid flattened villages along the country’s Pacific coast.President Rafael Correa tried to lift spirits by saying the country will overcome “these very difficult moments” but also added a sobering message that the full extent of Saturday’s magnitude-7.8 quake was still unknown.The death toll would “surely rise, and in a considerable way,” Correa said as rescue teams struggled to reach the quake zone, where some areas were cut off by landslides and buckled roads.Ecuador’s security minister, César Navas, told the Teleamazonas channel that the death count had reached at least 350.Correa — who flew directly to the area after breaking off a trip to the Vatican — described the earthquake as the worst natural disaster to hit Ecuador since a 1949 quake in the Andes killed more than 5,000 people. People queue for water in Jama, in the Ecuadorean coastal province of Manabi, on April 18, 2016. Juan Cevallos/AFPIn the seaside town of Pedernales, the quake’s epicenter, survivors spent the night in tents or on mattresses arranged outdoors. Broken fragments from a fresco on the town’s church were scattered nearby.At first light, some people gathered by ruined buildings to watch firefighters and rescue crews search the rubble for victims — more than 135 from Pedernales.As rescuers pulled out yet another body in the town’s central square, residents crowded along barricades. The body, covered with a white sheet, was loaded into a fire brigade pickup.“My God, my God, it can’t be, it can’t be,” screamed a woman ringed by aid workers trying to calm her.Others began the work of trying to save what they could.Vicente Vera, 23, oversaw friends and relatives as they heaved bulk bags of sugar out of his uncle’s wholesale store.“If we don’t get the stock out, it will go bad, and we’ll lose even more than we already have,” Vera said.Four more storage rooms awaited them, filled with beans, corn and other supplies. The family plans to drive the bags to a nearby town until they can clean the building.“I still haven’t slept,” Vera added. “The earthquake was terrifying. Luckily we were outside, so we’re all alive.”He then listed the needs for Pedernales: “medicine, water, tents. Everything.”“It was only after the earthquake finished that we could get out of the house,” said Angélica Valencia, 30, clutching a gallon of water and surrounded by her three young children on Sunday. “It was terrifying, and now we’re sleeping on the street.”The Esmeraldas oil refinery, key to the oil producer’s economy, halted output after the quake.A bridge in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, collapsed after the quake. Other bridges across the country were undergoing safety checks.Residents who were evacuated from coastal towns because of initial fears of a tsunami would be allowed to return, said Vice President Jorge Glas, who visited disaster sites Sunday.“No Ecuadoran is alone,” Glas tweeted. “We will come out of this emergency stronger.”© 2016, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:UPDATE: Tsunami watch canceled for Costa Rica after magnitude-8.2 earthquake strikes near coast of Chile, kills 6 Magnitude-7.3 earthquake off El Salvador coast shakes Central America Volcanic ash rains on central Ecuador, blanketing farms PHOTOS: Chile recovers from quake ‘nightmare’, 11 dead so far read more
Rookie running back Chase Edmonds said he entered a Week 17 game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday fighting for two people, Wilks and receiver Larry Fitzgerald.“I know I was playing my (expletive) off for Steve Wilks,” Edmonds said, “because Steve Wilks deserved better and he deserved better than what we gave him this year.”Related LinksCardinals’ Steve Wilks joins list of one-and-done NFL coachesNFL head coaching job tracker: Cards hire Kingsbury as next head coachArizona Cardinals fire head coach Steve Wilks after one yearStandout quotes during Steve Wilks’ season as Cardinals head coachBy the numbers: Steve Wilks’ lone season as Cardinals head coachArizona linebacker Josh Bynes was one of few defensive players who thrived under Wilks, recording 72 tackles with 2.0 sacks in 11 games before being put on injured reserve with a season-ending thumb injury. He found out about the decision regarding Wilks’ future Monday morning when reporters surrounded him.“It’s unfortunate,” Bynes said. “It’s nothing we can control, it’s nothing we can do other than we wished we couldn’t played better this year as a team. We had numerous opportunities and times to win football games and we lost those. It’s just an unfortunate part of the business.“Obviously when you get a new coach, new defense, new offense, stuff like that, you got to acclimate yourself. You’ve got to get better with the scheme and stuff like that, but I feel like we started off bad from the beginning in all phases of the game. You start off bad and then all of a sudden you start doing things to make up for those bad things. It just turned into that kind of year where it started adding up.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Neither Bynes nor defensive end Markus Golden, the only defensive starters who spoke to the media on Monday, blamed any schematic changes for the struggles this season.Wilks and defensive coordinator Al Holcomb brought in a 4-3 defense to replace the 3-4 directed by former coach Bruce Arians and defensive coordinator James Bettcher.The defense, which under Wilks helped take the Carolina Panthers to a 2016 Super Bowl, never clicked for more than game-long stretches.“I don’t care what the scheme is, man. It’s about the players,” Golden said.The Cardinals gave up the seventh-most points per game (26.6). Mind you, that should be weighed a great deal alongside the turnover margin.Arizona only forced 16 takeaways all year, fourth-worst in the league. The offense turned it over 26 times, sixth-most in the NFL.“I was able to work with Coach Wilks, man, and he came to work every day, went hard, did his job, tried to get everybody going, tried to get everyone motivated. So I respect the man,” Golden said. “I’m glad I got to play for him.”Offensively, the Cardinals didn’t find answers early on under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who was fired after a Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos that dropped Arizona to 1-6. Top Stories Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks, center, huddles up his team during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact – / 18 TEMPE, Ariz. — The players who didn’t filter into the Arizona Cardinals locker room on the NFL’s Black Monday either didn’t want to be hounded by TV cameras and reporters, or didn’t want to share their feelings about the reported firing of head coach Steve Wilks.The small handful who happened to waltz in were either unaware of Wilks’ impending dismissal or were ready to stand up for a man they respected for his leadership. They were complementary of their now-former head coach, who was later officially fired after leading the Cardinals to a 3-13 season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich, who had just two years of NFL coaching experience, took over with limited success while deploying rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, who completed 55 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns to 14 interceptions.Rosen played behind an offensive line riddled with injuries as seven players ended up on the IR by the end of the year.For the year, Arizona finished with the second-worst passer rating for a team. And despite having running back David Johnson healthy all year, the Cardinals closed 2018 dead last in yards per rushing attempt (3.8) and rushing yards per game (83.9).“We had constant change, constant players going in and out,” Edmonds said. “That’s not an excuse — obviously you have the next-man-up mentality. But with that being said, it’s also kind of hard finding a rhythm with this offense, finding a rhythm of just, how can we sustain drives? How can we continue to improve week in and week out?“I know some locker rooms, it would’ve been a disaster,” the rookie added. “It speaks a lot to the leaders in this locker room that guys were still competing and guys were still trying to win football games.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 2 Comments Share read more
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