Next Issue Media Names Tech Team Hints at Digital Newsstand Plans

first_imgFormed last year, Next Issue Media initially was headed by former Time Inc. executive vice president John Squires, who left the venture in June. Publishers participating in the Next Issue Media venture include Time Inc., Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith and News Corp. Next Issue Media, the digital publishing consortium including some of the magazine industry’s biggest players, has expanded its senior technology team and, at the same time, announced the opening of a technology development office in California’s Silicon Valley.Among the new hires is former (Nokia) general manager Keith Barraclough, who was named CTO and executive vice president of products. Also joining the company from Nokia are Richard Quach as senior vice president of engineering and operations and David Irvine, who was appointed vice president of software architecture. Alex Limberis—who previously served as COO of software, devices and Web services producer Popbox—was named vice president of business development.According to Next Issue Media president and CEO Morgan Guenther, the four new hires “represent a Silicon Valley ‘dream team’ for Next Issue Media. Their experience and expertise—melding technical vision with a track record for execution across the digital media landscape—will create the industry leading foundation for the delivery of interactive magazine and newspaper content to consumers.”Speaking Tuesday at the MPA’s American Magazine Conference in Chicago, Guenther didn’t offer many specific details about Next Issue Media’s plans but said it is getting ready to unveil a digital newsstand, which will sell print and digital magazines together, sometime next year.last_img read more

Chennai bus strike 23000 transport workers protest over nonpayment of salary dues

first_imgPressure on the suburban trains and the Chennai metro has increased due to the transport strike.TwitterAround 23,000 transport workers went on a strike in Chennai on Monday, July 1, alleging that their salary for the month of June either have not been paid or have not been paid in full. The strike is likely to affect 3,200 government-run public buses in the city, causing major inconvenience to school, college and the office-going crowd.While some workers alleged that their pay has been cut by 60 percent, the Tamil Nadu government claimed that no salary has been cut and nearly two-thirds of the employees have already been paid in full.The government said that the delay in payments was due to the non-functioning of banks on the weekends and that the rest of the salary will be paid by Monday evening.”A rumour has triggered the strike. We manage on rotation of funds. Due to weekend only sixty percent of cash was sent to bank. We would send the rest today and all will get full salary,” a senior official was quoted as saying in a NDTV report.Pressure on the suburban trains and the Chennai metro has increased due to the transport strike. Auto rickshaws and app-based taxi services are seeing greater demands.The transport workers are also sloganeering at various places in the city and state police has been deployed at bus workshops. Image from last year’s bus strike in Chennai.TwitterThe Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) had called for a state-wide transport strike last year, due to wage-related issues. The union, backed by DMK and the Left, demanded a pay increase of 2.57 percent compared to the 2.44 percent offered by the government.last_img read more

Graft trial against Moudud Mosharraf to continue

first_imgMoudud Ahmed and Khandaker Mosharraf HossainThe Supreme Court on Monday rejected the petitions of BNP leaders Moudud Ahmed and Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain seeking review of its verdict for continuing trial proceedings against them in two graft cases.A three-member Appellate Division bench, headed by chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed the order.With the apex court order, there is no bar to continue the trial proceedings of the cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission against them, said ACC lawyer M Khurshid Alam Khan.Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali argued for Moudud Ahmed while lawyer Moudud Ahmed led the hearing for Khandaker Mosharraf and Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC.On 16 September 2007, the ACC filed a case against Moudud with Gulshan police station on charge of amassing wealth of Tk 9.04 million from beyond known sources.The graft watchdog filed the other case against Mosharraf with Ramna police Station on 10 January 2008 for acquiring illegal wealth of Tk 120 million.Moudud and Mosharraf filed separate petitions to the High Court to repeal the cases after the ACC pressed charges against the two BNP leaders in 2008.In 2012, the High Court turned down their petitions to quash the trial proceedings.On 21 May 2014, the SC turned down the pleas of Moudud Ahmed and Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain to quash the trial proceedings against them in two graft cases.Later, the two BNP leaders filed the review petitions.last_img read more

Girls more likely to develop maths anxiety

first_imgGirls tend to be more affected by ‘maths anxiety’ than boys, according to a study which shows that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child developing the fear of numbers. While mathematics is often considered a hard subject, not all difficulties with the subject result from cognitive difficulties. Many children and adults experience feelings of anxiety, apprehension, tension or discomfort when confronted by a maths problem. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfScientists at the University of Cambridge in the UK explored the nature and resolution of ‘mathematics anxiety’. In a sample of 1,000 Italian students, the researchers found that girls in both primary and secondary school had higher levels of both maths anxiety and general anxiety. More detailed investigation in 1,700 UK school children found that a general feeling that maths was more difficult than other subjects often contributed to maths anxiety. Students pointed to poor marks or test results, or negative comparisons to peers or siblings as reasons for feeling anxious. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”While every child’s maths anxiety may be different, with unique origins and triggers, we found several common issues among both the primary and secondary school students that we interviewed,” said Denes Szucs from the University of Cambridge. Students often discussed the role that their teachers and parents played in their development of maths anxiety. Primary-aged children referred to instances where they had been confused by different teaching methods, while secondary students commented on poor interpersonal relations. Secondary students indicated that the transition from primary to secondary school had been a cause of maths anxiety, as the work seemed harder and they could not cope. There was also greater pressure from tests and an increased homework load. Teachers and parents also need to be aware that their maths anxiety might influence the child’s maths anxiety and that gendered stereotypes about mathematics suitability and ability might contribute to the gender gap in maths performance. “Teachers, parents, brothers and sisters and classmates can all play a role in shaping a child’s maths anxiety,” said Ros McLellan from Cambridge, adding “Parents and teachers should also be mindful of how they may unwittingly contribute to a child’s anxiety. Tackling their own anxieties and belief systems might be the first step to helping their children or students,” said McLellan. The researchers said that as maths anxiety is present from a young age but may develop as the child grows, further research should be focused on how maths anxiety can be best remediated before any strong link with performance begins to emerge.last_img read more

Navigating the northeast Hurtigruten has new coastal itineraries out of Halifax

first_imgNavigating the northeast: Hurtigruten has new coastal itineraries out of Halifax Share TORONTO — Starting in April 2018 Hurtigruten will set sail along the East Coast with a focus on northeastern Canada and the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.Best known as the largest cruise operator in Antarctica, and sailing to the most remote destinations as well as year-round along Norway’s coast, Hurtigruten has now added more than half a dozen new North American coastal itineraries. The company’s ships each carry 100 to 646 guests, allowing travellers “to enjoy the scenery and culture of the destination in a relaxed atmosphere”, says Hurtigruten.Highlights of the new 2018 lineup include:Coastal Gems of America – Southbound: North America’s eastern seaboard offers a striking variety of cultures, historic sites, and dramatic natural scenery. A 13-day journey from Halifax to Miami.Coastal Gems of America – Northbound: The reverse trip, starting in Miami and sailing into New York to experience the Big Apple, and discovering Maine’s magnificent coast, before arriving in Halifax.Navigating the Northeast and Atlantic Canada: Inviting explorers to experience the raw beauty of Newfoundland, small-town charm in the state of Maine, and the historic site of Louisbourg, this cruise ends in the Big Apple to cap off an amazing trip. A 16-day trip from New York to St. John’s.Coastal Journey of Down East Maine and Acadia: Start in New York, discover Maine’s peaceful and magnificent coast and hike in the wilderness, enjoy stops in charming small towns and cosmopolitan Boston, and experience an exploration day adventure along the way. Eight days, from New York to Halifax.Gulf of St. Lawrence and Bays of Eastern Canada: 11 days, from New York to Halifax, exploring Newfoundland’s rugged coastline.Discovering the Untouched Beauty of Greenland and Arctic Canada: Discover Newfoundland and Labrador´s towering mountains, massive rock faces, deep forests and an infinite supply of lakes and rivers. A 17-day trip from Copenhagen to Halifax.A Voyage Through Arctic Canada and Iceland: Canada’s Atlantic coastline and its evergreen forests, rolling farmland, breathtaking mountains, and remote settlements. From Halifax, to Reykjavik, 14 days.For more details see Travelweek Group Wednesday, June 21, 2017 center_img Tags: Hurtigruten Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Earn 5X the points with ACV when booking Velas Resorts

first_img Share Travelweek Group Earn 5X the points with ACV when booking Velas Resorts Posted by Tags: ACV&ME, Agent Incentives, Air Canada Vacations, Velas Resortscenter_img Tuesday, February 19, 2019 MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations is giving travel agents extra incentive to sell Velas Resorts by offering 5X ACV&ME points.The offer runs from Feb. 18 to March 3, 2019 and includes 5X the points when booking a package or a group to any Velas Resorts for travel until April 30, 2019.Agents earn the following:5X 600 points per room for flight-inclusive packages of seven nights or more5X 400 points per room for flight-inclusive packages of 3-6 nights5X 300 points for every passenger of a groupParticipating resorts include: Grand Velas Riviera Maya; Grand Velas Riviera Maya Grand Class; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit; Grand Velas Los Cabos; and Casa Velas.In addition, clients will receive a free seat selection (applicable in Economy). Agents must email to have seats added on the booking. This offer is not available to group booking. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more