New Hemispheres Editor We Want to Reinvent the InFlight Magazine Completely

first_img“We’re not approaching it as a service magazine,” Gell added. “We’re approaching it as a general interest magazine—something you would pay for before you get on a flight.”As evidence of this new, quasi-highbrow approach, Gell pointed to one new front-of-the-book section he described as a “global ‘Talk of the Town.’”“No more ‘Top 10 Steakhouses,’” he said.“In-flight magazines have always assumed a captive audience—it has made them very lazy,” Gell said. “We all know there is going to be Wi-Fi on planes soon, it’s already starting right now—so we’re going to have to fight for attention.”Gell said his goal is to “give passengers something as sophisticated as they would find on the newsstand,” and, in turn, an editorial environment the types of high-end advertisers found there are comfortable in.But to attract those advertisers, Simon Leslie, Ink’s group publishing director, said he’s had to do something few magazine publishers have the luxury to do in a recession: turn away advertisers.“We inherited a lot of contracts we’re not renewing,” Leslie said. “Hair replacement, dating adverts—we’re removing them to attract leading advertisers.” The magazine, he said, will feel “very European.”Ad pages for Hemispheres fell 24.1 percent in 2008, according to the Publishers Information Bureau.“Of course it’s very risky,” Leslie said. “Some marketers are offering big amounts of money at us, and I’ve turned them all down. Literally people who’d slot 6- or 8- or 12-page inserts with ‘Best This’ or ‘Best That’—it’s pure cash that goes to the bottom line.”He added: “People are looking at me like I’m on a different planet, (but) we’ve taken a stance to refuse   that advertising and are sticking by our guns.”And, unlike Delta Sky, which announced in April that it would be available for sale on newsstands—an apparent first for a U.S. in-flight magazine—there are no plans to distribute Hemispheres on the newsstand. “The audience we have on planes is good enough,” Leslie. In December, United Airlines selected Ink Publishing, a London-based custom publisher, to publish Hemispheres—effectively ending a deal with Pace Communications to produce its in-flight magazine.Today, Hemispheres will officially relaunch with a new design, new philosophy—and a new and editor and publisher bent on reinventing the magazine as a high-brow consumer title that passengers will actually want to read, rather than, say, a place to deposit their chewing gum.“In-flight magazines have this stigma attached to them,” new Hemispheres editor Aaron Gell, a former editor at Radar, said. “They’re considered ‘sleepy’—the content is not up to par with what you see on the newsstand.last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday May 28 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, May 28, 2019:#1) Wilmington Board of Selectmen MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE. The meeting will be streamed live on WCTV HERE.#2) Shawsheen Tech School Committee MeetingThe Shawsheen Tech School Committee meets at 6:30pm in the John P. Miller School Committee Room. Read the agenda HERE.#3) State Rep. Dave Robertson’s Office HoursState Rep. Dave Robertson is holding his monthly office hours in Wilmington from 9:30am to 11am at the Wilmington Senior Center and 6:30pm to 8pm at the Wilmington Town Hall.#4) Red Cross Blood DriveThe Wilmington Masonic Friendship Lodge (32 Church Street) is holding a Red Cross Blood Drive from 2pm to 7pm. Learn more HERE.#5) Angels In Motions MeetingAngels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 27, 2019In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Trump and Putin among top world leaders to attend PM Modis swearingin

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah wave at party workers during a party programme in New Delhi on May 23, 2019.IANS [Representational Image]US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among top world leaders who are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The BJP is likely to invite leaders from the United Nations (UN) Security Council’s five permanent members – the US, Russia, the UK, France and China), Germany, Japan and Israel. The invites will also be sent to prominent leaders of Organisations of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries.All the global leaders have congratulated PM Modi for his undisputed victory in the Lok Sabha elections. The world leaders attending PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony will also boost his image as a powerful leader of the world’s biggest democratic country. But there are some questions on whether an invite will be sent to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan after the deadly Pulwama terror attack.However, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that no decision has been made over the invites. They said that the invites would only be issued after a decision is taken over the matter by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). This will also come at a time when India is pushing for permanent membership of the UN Security Council.Modi is the third Prime Minister to return to office after completing a full term after the nation’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru and Congress leader Manmohan Singh.last_img read more

Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Wedding Cake For Gay Couple

first_imgThe #MasterpieceCakeshop #SCOTUS case is about discrimination, not dessert. Public businesses should be #OpenToAll. Our analysis: https://t.co/7OvfCqJGW4 pic.twitter.com/QdTNyYuTlY— Americans United (@americansunited) December 5, 2017 The Supreme Court was taking up on Tuesday the highly anticipated case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.Tuesday’s clash at the high court pitted baker Jack Phillips’ First Amendment claims of artistic freedom against the anti-discrimination arguments of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and two men Phillips turned away in 2012.The commission ruled that Phillips violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when he refused to make a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins.The argument is the first involving gay rights since the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that states could not prevent same-sex couples from marrying.The Trump administration is supporting Phillips in his argument that he can’t be forced to create a cake that violates his religious beliefs. It appears to be the first time the federal government has asked the justices to carve out an exception from an anti-discrimination law.Protesters on both sides filled the sidewalk in front of the court, shortly before the start of the argument.Scene outside SCOTUS: competing chants/rallies after oral arguments in #MasterpieceCakeshop case. pic.twitter.com/v0W6zh1hlL— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) December 5, 2017 “We got Jack’s back,” Phillips’ supporters said. Backers of Craig and Mullins countered: “Love wins.”The case’s outcome also could affect photographers and florists who have voiced objections similar to those of Phillips.“Artists shouldn’t be forced to express what the government dictates. The commission ordered Jack to celebrate what his faith prohibits or to stop doing the work he loves. The Supreme Court has never compelled artistic expression, and doing so here would lead to less civility, diversity, and freedom for everyone, no matter their views on marriage,” Kristen Waggoner, the Alliance Defending Freedom who is representing Phillips, said in an email.But the American Civil Liberties Union and other rights groups that have sided with the gay couple said they fear a ruling for Phillips could allow for discrimination by a range of business owners. They said the court has never recognized what they call a constitutional right to discriminate.“The question is whether a shop like Masterpiece Cakeshop can put up a sign in its window saying, ‘Wedding cakes for heterosexual couples only,’” ACLU deputy legal director Louise Melling said. The ACLU is representing Craig and Mullins.Jack Phillips, the Christian baker in #MasterpieceCakeshop, leaves the Supreme Court. I just shook his hand & told him “I’m an American Muslim convert & I support you 100%. God bless you.” He smiled & said thank you @AllianceDefends @mpac_national @MuslimAdvocates @asmauddinesq pic.twitter.com/InXh4TDGQe— Ismail Royer (@_IsmailRoyer) December 5, 2017All eyes were on Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote often decides cases that otherwise split the court’s liberals and conservatives. The 81-year-old Kennedy is the author of the 2015 gay marriage decision and all the court’s major gay-rights rulings. At the same time, Kennedy has forcefully defended free-speech rights in his nearly 30 years as a justice.Colorado native Neil Gorsuch also is taking part in the most important gay rights case since he joined the Supreme Court in April.Colorado is among only 21 states with statewide laws barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in public accommodations.The case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 16-111, will be decided by late June.center_img Sharelast_img read more

After Nolen Gur honey mustard sauce tubes to hit market soon

first_imgKolkata: The Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) will take another two months to finalise packaging of honey and mustard sauce (kasundi) that will be introduced in tubes by West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board (WBKVIB).”We have received samples of both honey and mustard sauce from WBKVIB and are examining the same. We have received 200 sample packets of each and believe that their shelf lives can be retained for a reasonable period in packaged tubes. We are in the final stage of examination,” said Bidhan Das, deputy director, IIP Kolkata. The shelf lives of the two products will be mentioned clearly on the tubes that will be developed by IIP. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that IIP was instrumental in developing the toothpaste-styled Nolen Gur tube more than two and a half years ago.The WBKVIB in last year’s December came up with a state-of-the-art common production centre (CPC) for Nolen Gur at Krishnaganj in Nadia district. The machine that was procured from Ahmedabad with an investment of around Rs 2.5 crore is presently packing jaggery in 30 tubes within a minute.”We have witnessed that if the machine works 8 hours a day, it can produce 14,400 such tubes in a day. If it works for 4 months, which is the usual time when date palm jaggery is available, it will shell out 14.4 lakh tubes. In the remaining period, the machine will be utilised in making tubes of honey and mustard sauce. This will ensure that the machine remain operational through out the year,” the official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedNolen Gur tubes, which has a shelf life of 180 days, are available in 100 gm and 150 gm packs at the Biswa Bangla and Khadi stores in Kolkata and also with leading sweets chains. The price is Rs 50 for 100 gm and Rs 70 for 150 gm. Apart from domestic customers, Nolen Gur tubes are very much in demand among foreigners visiting the city. “We are hopeful that mustard sauce and honey will also have good demand,” said Mrityunjoy Bandyopadhyay, CEO of WBKVIB.last_img read more

Education dept to bid farewell to waiting lists adopt online declaration of

first_imgKolkata: The state Education department is all set to introduce online procedure for declaration of vacancies and will also do away with the existing system of publication of waiting list.”We have gone through all School Service Commission (SSC) related documents. We are ushering in change in the SSC rules with the aim to have more transparency in the system. The schools would upload their vacancies online and the School Education department would allot teachers accordingly. This system would do away with the role of district inspectors, who presently forward the schools’ vacancy lists to the department,” said state Education minister Partha Chatterjee at the state Assembly, after placing the Budget for School Education and Higher Education department for 2019-20. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDuring his budget speech, Chatterjee said that his department has proposed a revision in the rules of SSC and Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) for transparency and fast-tracking of teachers’ recruitment. Chatterjee said in the Assembly that if things go as per plans, the rules will come into effect before the next SSC examination. The proposed revised SSC rule has been sent for Cabinet approval and is expected to be introduced from the next examination onwards. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to the minister, the selection of candidates would be carried out through the process of elimination and the department would publish only the list of selected candidates. “There is no reason for publishing any waiting list,” he told reporters in his chamber later. For a vacancy of 10 teaching posts, the merit list would now include the names of exactly 10 candidates. At present, the names of 14 candidates are published against 10 vacant posts. The minister maintained that his department has already rationalised the teacher-student ratio in Dooars and in three remote islands in Sunderbans. “We will also give protection to in-service teachers,” he added. Chatterjee pointed out that in 2011, there were 1,09,794 primary teachers and in 2019, the figure has gone up to 2,16,381. In the upper primary level, there were 1,16,051 teachers in 2011 and in 2019, there are 1,13,936 teachers, while another 14,000 will be recruited soon. He further said that guest lecturers will get weightage in the College Service Commission examination, if they are eligible under the UGC norms. There are 2,500 guest lecturers that have been recruited by the managing committees of colleges without the state government’s permission. Out of these guest lecturers, 40 percent qualify the UGC eligibility norms.last_img read more