first_imgMark Josephson, a 16-year veteran of Meredith Corp., takes over as vice president of sales for Reader’s Digest Media. He most recently served as vice president and publisher of Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Media.Sherry Phillips returns to Forbes as associate publisher of ForbesLife and integrated luxury director for Forbes Media. Phillips has previously held positions of account manager and advertising director at ForbesLife and as director of Forbes Conferences. She most recently served as vice president of sales for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Summit Media Group named Jim Chrzan publisher of Automation World. He takes over the position held by the late David Harvey, who was founding publisher of the magazine. Chrzan has been with Summit since 1994 and has also been publisher of Healthcare Packaging and Shelf Impact! and also served as audience development manager. Hearst Magazine’s Veranda has named Alexa Wilson to the new position of executive director of marketing. Wilson had been executive director of marketing at Hearst’s Marie Claire since 2005. She has also served as marketing services director at Elle and director of promotions and marketing at Men’s Health. Prevention magazine named Siobhan O’Connor and Jessica Branch as senior editors. O’Connor was features editor at GOOD magazine, while Branch as senior news editor at Good Housekeeping. Indie music and entertainment magazine Under the Radar promoted Robert Gleim to vice president of marketing and sales.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Community Chorus held its first performance, a holiday concert, on Saturday, December 15 at the Wilmington Arts Center. The chorus performed a selection of holiday songs, featuring a number of soloists from Wilmington and surrounding communities.The Chorus sang a wide variety of selections, including “O Magnum Mysterium,” “Where Are You Christmas,” and a Sia song titled “Santa’s Coming For Us.” Featured soloists included Nicole Barry, Kayla Blizzard, Heather Griffin, Paul Goodell, Nithya Jesuraj, Kristen Kelley, Elaine Page, Andrea Skoog, and Deanna Smith.Watch the video, from the Director Taunia Soderquist’s Facebook account, below:———Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Community Chorus To Hold Free Holiday Concert On December 15In “Community”VIDEO: Watch ‘The Back Track Band’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”Wilmington Community Chorus Is Looking For New MembersIn “Community”last_img read more

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed more than 50 volunteers to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction on January 28 for a celebration of their service.Volunteers at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction provide a wide range of spiritual, therapeutic and reentry services throughout the facility.“Volunteers play an integral part in supporting the efforts our professional staff undertake to help prepare those in our custody to make a successful return to the community,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “We are extremely fortunate to have volunteers who generously give of their time as individuals, as well as part of community organizations both inside and outside of Middlesex County. This celebration was our way of saying thank you.”In addition to hearing from Sheriff Koutoujian, volunteers were treated to a meal prepared by inmates in the culinary arts program, as well as remarks and musical performances by some of the inmates the volunteers work with on a routine basis.Individuals interested in learning more about volunteering at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction can contact Assistant Superintendent of Program Services Josh Bowdridge at 978-667-1711.Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed more than 50 volunteers to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction on January 28, 2019 for a celebration of their service.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSenator Markey & Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Promote Expansion Of Opioid Treatment In JailsIn “Government”Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Helps Collect 120 Unwanted Guns During Regional Gun Buyback InitiativeIn “Police Log”Attorney General Awards Middlesex Sheriff’s Office A Healthy Summer Youth Jobs GrantIn “Police Log”last_img read more

first_imgA Jet Airways passenger aircraft prepares to land at the airport in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 12, 2013. [Representational Image]Reuters fileDomestic carrier Jet Airways is raining discounts on flight tickets as airlines try to grab market share in an increasingly competitive aviation space.The airliner is currently offering many schemes which can easily be availed by the passengers from its website or mobile app.Lets take a look at various offers:Discount on economy flight ticketsJet Airways is offering 30 percent discount on base fare in economy flights flying from India to select destinations in Europe.In order to avail this promotional offer, one should book the tickets by April 30, 2018. The travel period of Jet Airways’ special sale offer for outbound journey starts on October 10, 2018 and ends on December 15, 2018. For inbound journey, the travel period starts from January 15, 2019.Discount on premier flight ticketsJet Airways is offering premiere flight tickets at a starting price of Rs 6,808 under its ‘Book Early, Save More’ promotional scheme.In order to avail the scheme, tickets must be purchased a minimum of 30 days prior to departure. Tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of commencement of journey. The discount offer is applicable on select booking classes and there is no restriction on this scheme.Cashback offerUnder another scheme, Jet Airways is offering cashback on bookings of flight tickets made using Airtel payments bank or money wallet.Users can avail 10 percent cashback on the transaction amount at jetairways.com or the mobile app by paying through Airtel payments bank or Airtel money wallet. The cashback offer is valid for bookings done till April 30, 2018, according to the airline’s website.last_img read more

first_imgWomen face weight-based prejudice at the workplace – even when their body mass index (BMI) is within the healthy range, the study found. “Many organisations in the service sector, such as shops, bars and hotels, seek to employ people with the right ‘look’ which will fit with their corporate image,” said one of the researchers Dennis Nickson, Professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.“This study shows how women, even within a medically-healthy BMI range, still face discrimination in service sector employment,” Nickson noted. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, participants were asked to rate people for their suitability for jobs in the service sector, based on their appearance.The study asked 120 participants to rate eight pictures of men and women for their suitability for jobs working in a customer-facing role, such as a waiter or sales assistant in a shop, and for a non-customer facing role, such as a kitchen porter or stock assistant. Participants in the study were told that applicants were equally qualified and were shown faces that reflected a ‘normal’ weight and a subtle ‘heavier’ face.“The results found that both women and men face challenges in a highly ‘weight-conscious’ labour market, especially for customer-facing roles. However, women faced far more discrimination,” Nickson added.“We found that women, even within a normal BMI range, suffered greater weight-based bias compared to men who were overtly overweight,” Nickson noted.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: State Finance and Industry, minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday said that both Tantuja and Manjusha have seen a remarkable turnaround in the last seven years since the Mamata Banerjee government took over in 2011.Tantuja, that had suffered a loss of Rs 12.69 crore in the year 2010-11 has registered an operational profit of Rs 10.26 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal. In reply to a poser by Trinamool Congress MLA Samir Kumar Jana at the state Assembly, Mitra, who is also in charge of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Textiles department stated that Tantuja, in the year 2010-11, has made a business of Rs 55.09 crore and incurred a loss of Rs 12.69 crore. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”In 2011-12, the very first year we assumed office, we made a profit of Rs 69 lakh. In the 2017-18 fiscal, our turnover has gone up to Rs 204. 90 crore with a profit of Rs 10.26 crore,” the minister said. He also added that Tantuja has made a business of Rs 167.70 crore in the last seven months and the operational profit has been Rs 3.39 crore. According to Mitra, the operational profit for Manjusha has been Rs 5.87 crore in the 2017-18 fiscal and it has also registered a turnover of Rs 91.04 crore. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Manjusha has made a business of Rs 167.70 crore from April to October this year and has made a profit of Rs 7.39 crore,” he said. Elaborating on the reasons behind the turnaround, the minister said Tantuja has gone for massive product diversification in terms of bringing in the latest designs in sarees and has introduced jackets, scarves etc. “The state design centre is coming up with new designs and the weavers are being encouraged to incorporate new and latest designs in sarees,” Mitra added. According to him, the state government has eliminated the role of middlemen in the entire process by introducing the sale of products through e-commerce sites and also doing away with the manual calculation of sale proceeds. “The products are now purchased directly from the Self-Help Groups and the weavers through camps in various parts of the state and payments are made directly to their bank accounts,” Mitra reiterated.last_img read more

first_img HOUSTON — Major dangers for the U.S. Gulf Coast area loomed after an explosion at a Texas chemical plant early Thursday and the threat of major flooding further east near the Texas-Louisiana line as Harvey’s floodwaters began receding in the Houston area after five days of torrential rain.Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas, struggled with rising water as the area was pounded with what remained of the weakening storm, while Houston’s fire department said it would begin a block-by-block search Thursday of thousands of flooded homes. Assistant Fire Chief Richard Mann said the searches were to ensure “no people were left behind.”The confirmed death toll climbed to at least 31, including six family members – four of them children – whose bodies were pulled Wednesday from a van that had been swept off a Houston bridge into a bayou.Houston’s two major airports were up and running again Wednesday. Officials said they were resuming limited bus and light rail service as well as trash pickup.“Unfortunately, it seems that our worst thoughts are being realized,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said after the van that disappeared over the weekend was found in 10 feet of muddy water.The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by two explosions early Thursday, the plant’s operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises.The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet that a deputy was taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes. Nine other deputies drove themselves to the hospital as a precaution.The company shut down the Crosby site before Harvey made landfall last week, but a crew of 11 had stayed behind. That group was removed and residents living within a 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometre) radius were told to evacuate Tuesday after the plant lost power.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAnother threat was emerging east of Houston where weather conditions deteriorated close to the Louisiana line.Beaumont and Port Arthur worked to evacuate residents after Harvey completed a U-turn in the Gulf of Mexico and rolled ashore early Wednesday for the second time in six days. It hit southwestern Louisiana as a tropical storm with heavy rain and winds of 45 mph.When Harvey paid its return visit to land, it hit near Cameron, Louisiana, about 45 miles from Port Arthur.Port Arthur found itself increasingly isolated as floodwaters swamped most major roads out of the city.More than 500 people – along with dozens of dogs, cats, a lizard and a monkey – took shelter at the Max Bowl bowling alley in the city, said the establishment’s general manager, Jeff Tolliver.“The monkey was a little surprising, but we’re trying to help,” he said.Floodwaters also toppled two oil storage tanks in South Texas, spilling almost 30,000 gallons of crude. It was not immediately clear if any of the spilled oil was recovered. More damage to the oil industry infrastructure is expected to emerge as floodwaters recede.Forecasters downgraded Harvey to a tropical depression late Wednesday from a tropical storm but it still has lots of rain and potential damage to spread, with 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimetres) forecast from the Louisiana-Texas line into Tennessee and Kentucky through Friday. Some spots may get as much as a foot, raising the risk of more flooding.For much of the Houston area, forecasters said the rain is pretty much over.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in July“We have good news,” said Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District. “The water levels are going down.”At Hermann Park, south of downtown, children glided by in strollers and wagons, joggers took in midday runs and couples walked beside cascading fountains and beneath a sparkling sun. People pulled into drive-thru restaurants and emerged from a store with groceries.At the same time, many thousands of Houston-area homes are under water and could stay that way for days or weeks. And Lindner cautioned that homes near at least one swollen bayou could still get flooded.Officials said 911 centres in the Houston area are getting more than 1,000 calls an hour from people seeking help.Altogether, more than 1,000 homes in Texas were destroyed and close to 50,000 damaged, and over 32,000 people were in shelters across the state, emergency officials reported. About 10,000 more National Guard troops are being deployed to Texas, bringing the total to 24,000, Gov. Greg Abbott said.In Orange, Texas, about 30 miles east of Beaumont, residents of a retirement home surrounded by thigh-deep water were rescued by National Guardsmen and wildlife officers, who carried them from the second floor and put them aboard an airboat.Harvey initially came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane in Texas on Friday, then went back out to sea and lingered off the coast as a tropical storm for days, inundating flood-prone Houston.Harvey’s five straight days of rain totalled close to 52 inches, the heaviest tropical downpour ever recorded in the continental U.S. Share By: Nomaan Merchant & Juan A. LozanoSource: The Associated Press Thursday, August 31, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Texas, Travel Alert Houston’s airports re-open as floodwaters recede but dangers still loomlast_img read more