Consumer Magazines Step Up for Haitian Earthquake Relief

first_imgAt Condé Nast, a number of individual titles have initiated relief events/programs. For instance, Eleanor Banco, director of public relations at Teen Vogue and Style.com, and Teen Vogue fashion market editor Mary Kate Steinmiller organized an event last week at the Soho Grand Hotel, collecting $20 donations from attendees. According to Banco, the event generated $9,000—all of which will be donated to the Red Cross.On its Web site, Condé Nast’s The New Yorker is selling printed copies of the cover of the January 25 issue of the magazine [pictured], which was painted by Frantz Zephirin, a Haitian artist. Prices range between $125 and $445. The magazine said it will donate all profits from print sales to Partners in Health, a provider of health care and other services in Haiti. The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, which is affiliated with Condé Nast’s parent Advance Publications, donated $200,000 to the Clinton Foundation.And at American Express Publishing, Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine are urging readers online to donate money to Hiati relief efforts. Parent company American Express said it is donating $250,000 to American Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, International Rescue Committee and the United Nations’ Friends of the World Food program. A number of the biggest consumer magazine publishers in the U.S. have stepped up in the days since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Caribbean country of Haiti, helping to raise money for numerous relief efforts.Time Inc.’s Time magazine is publishing “Haiti,” a book of exclusive photos from Time photographers and analysis on the country. A bookazine issue will be available January 29 for $12.99 and a hardcover version will be out at the end of February with a $19.95 cover price. Time Inc. said it plans to donate at least $75,000 of proceeds to benefit Haitian relief efforts.Hearst, meanwhile, launched a company-wide fundraising effort to benefit organizations including Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and UNICEF. As part of the program, Hearst said it would match donations made by employees, up to $100,000. Hearst’s Esquire.com features a Q+A with former U.S. president Bill Clinton, the UN envoy to Haiti, and includes a list of “on-the-ground” organizations in Haiti and a link pointing users to donate via the William J. Clinton Foundation. last_img read more

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Russia sees boost ahead of talks

first_imgRussia sees boost ahead of talks93 viewsRussia sees boost ahead of talks93 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Russia sees boost ahead of talks93 viewsBusinessThe aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus toVentuno Web Player 4.50The aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus tolast_img read more

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Full Show The New American Economy And Stories from the Storm July

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Monday’s Houston Matters: A Texas firefighters union is urging the City of Baytown to drop its lawsuit against a firefighter who’s battling cancer. It’s a legal dispute over coverage for medical treatment. Then, some homeowners impacted by Harvey are dropping out of a buyout program. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik will tell you why.Also this hour: As lawmakers in Washington, D.C. debate how to move forward with immigration policies, we take a look at how immigrants impact Houston’s economy. Plus: Another installment of Houston Public Media’s ‘Stories from the Storm’, featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on how Harvey changed their lives and the community around them.  Today, the managing directors of the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera talk about going downtown after the storm and discovering the damage to Houston’s Theatre District as well as the difficult road to recovery that had proud moments of resilience along the way.Then, Writer Jeff Balke join Houston Matters for the latest on the developments in Houston Sports. Watch An Excerpt from Houston Public Media’s Stories From The Storm Episode 4: managing directors of the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera talk Listen X WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share 00:00 /50:41last_img read more

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50 held for cheating in govt exam

first_imgKolkata: Fifty examinees were arrested for allegedly cheating in a competitive examination held on Sunday in several colleges of South Kolkata. Several mobile phones and other gadgets were seized from their possession.According to the police, there was a competitive examination on Sunday for recruitment of peons in the courts of South 24-Parganas, which was held at several colleges of South Kolkata. While entering the examination hall, examinees were checked but nothing suspicious was found. During examination, invigilators and some magistrates present at the examination hall smelled foulplay as the behaviour of some examinees were found to be suspicious. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen the magistrates ordered invigilators to search their bodies, several bluetooth devices, mobiles phones and other gadgets were found. Sources informed that the examinees had somehow managed to click a photo of the question paper and sent it to some persons outside. Later, the same persons were prompting them answers over phone. Around 50 examinees were arrested on Sunday for cheating, by Gariahat, Ballygunj, Jadavpur, Rabindra Sarobar, Netaji Nagar, Behala, Parnasree and Thakurpukur police stations. Sleuths suspect there might be a gang behind the cheating. Some examinees confessed that their family members and close friends were helping them but investigators refused to believe their statements as the method used was technologically advanced.last_img read more

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Negative social media behaviours may indicate depression

first_imgNegative social media behaviours, such as comparing oneself to others or spending too much time scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, may indicate major depressive disorder, a study has found. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Biobehavioural Research, showed that certain social media factors were linked with major depressive disorder (MDD) in a study of millennials. In the study of 504 millennials who actively use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, individuals who met the criteria for MDD scored higher on the Social Media Addiction scale were more likely to compare themselves to others better off than they were. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThey also indicated that they would be more bothered by being tagged in unflattering pictures and were less likely to post pictures of themselves along with other people “While this study highlights social media behaviours that are associated with major depression, it is important to recognise that social media use can offer many positive benefits, including fostering social support,” said Krista Howard, of Texas State University in the US. “The key is for individuals to develop an awareness of how they currently use social media and to determine what changes could be made in their social media use to reduce the behaviours associated with psychological distress,” Howard said. “Some changes could include reducing the time spent on social media, unfollowing individuals or groups that cause distress, or limiting online social comparisons,” she said.last_img read more

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Kolkata Police bans entry exit of 20wheel trucks to unclog traffic

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Police prohibited the entry and exit of goods vehicles with a minimum of 20 wheels to ensure smooth commute for motorists in its jurisdiction, according to a notification issued on Monday.”The commissioner of Kolkata Police has ordered that all goods vehicles having 20 wheels or more are prohibited from entering into or existing from the entire Kolkata Police jurisdiction to evade traffic congestion and ensure smooth, nuisance-free plying,” read the notification. This order had already come into force from Sunday. The restriction will continue until further notice, said the notification. Violators will be “punished as per the existing law”. However, truck operators and transporters are not happy with the decision.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

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Cuba investing in hotels entertainment golf as it banks on Canadians

first_img Posted by Friday, June 15, 2018 HAVANA — Cuba will continue moving forward with its investment plan to add over 100,000 rooms, 47 entertainment facilities and 24 golf courses by 2030 banking on their number one international traveller, Canadians.The move comes despite uncertainty for the potential for American arrivals, uncertainly that has increased under the Trump administration.“After Obama there was this sentiment that people should come visit Cuba before changes with the influx of American tourists, but even under Obama, Americans are prohibited to do tourism in Cuba, so investment will continue as planned for our other valued international guests,” says Eloy Govea, Director of Canada, Cuba Tourist Board.The Cuba Tourist board recently announced a comprehensive blueprint for infrastructure growth and development extending from 2018 to 2030. The plan comes as a response to consistently growing demand for the destination, which typically enjoys over a million visitors from Canada alone each year. Cuba received 4.7 million tourists in 2017, a 16.2% increase over the previous year.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaCuba began intensifying the development of hotel accommodations in 2017. With an annual hotel infrastructure growth rate of 10%, collaborative efforts between the government and international developers have led to the addition of over 2500 hotels room each year.“Actually, the average is about 8,000 hotel rooms on average to be built per year until 2030, ramping up to about 11,000 rooms per year in the future,” says Govea.This growth rate is expected to swell rapidly as the country sets projections for 103,000 new rooms. The Hotel Varadero Internacional, the Prado y Malecón, and the Packard Hotel in Havana are on track to open by 2019.This renewed focus on accommodation capacity is matched by a commitment to invest in infrastructure and attractions in the broader tourism industry. Cuba is on pace to add 23 nautical stations and marinas, 24 golf courses, and 47 entertainment facilities over the next 12 years. These developments are intended to round out the country’s already robust offering of natural attractions, which includes 10 world heritage sites, 14 national parks, and hundreds of national monuments.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“Right now we only have one real golf course of 18-holes in Cuba –in Varadero – but the government is supporting 24 new projects. For example, a new one will be launched shortly in the western part of Cuba, which is the only one in the world that will feature a hole in the ocean,” says Govea.Securing foreign investment is key to the successful realization of Cuba’s goals in the sector. To this end, tourism authorities in Cuba have announced 87 management and development contracts with 19 international companies. These agreements will channel most of the investment from abroad into hotel rooms and theme parks, while domestic investment is funneled toward high-priority regions and provinces including Havana, Cienfuegos, Camaguey, Las Tunas and Holguin.For more information visit GoCuba.ca. Tags: Canada, Cuba Cuba investing in hotels, entertainment, golf as it banks on Canadianscenter_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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