SIcoms Swimsuit Package Draws Sites SecondBiggest Traffic Day

first_imgOverall, SI.com said Tuesday was the site’s second-highest trafficked day (behind the February 15, 2007 Swimsuit Issue unveiling), with 3.633 million unique visitors.With all the attention SI’s Swimsuit Issue gets, the magazine’s online success isn’t overly suprising. (What is surprising is that I still haven’t made it through the whole thing yet.) What’s important here is the continued success the issue has had monetarily. The overall franchise—which I assume generates a sizable chunk of the brand’s annual revenues—this year was up 15 percent in revenues over 2009. The magazine carried 67 ads, which was roughly flat over last year.That’s pretty good considering how bad the ad market has been.For now, we can only wait and see if Decker and her bikini-clad ladies can move issues off the newsstands and on mobile in record-setting numbers. For the third straight year, Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated unveiled its highly anticipated franchise powerhouse, the Swimsuit Issue, Monday night on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. For those of you living under rocks, this year’s sultry cover model is Brooklyn Decker, wife of tennis star Andy Roddick.Wasting no time, SI posted the behemoth 2010 swimsuit package online, packed with more than 1,400 photos and 100 videos of all the scantily-clan models taken during their lush/exotic/(add suggestive adjective here) photo shoots. Sounds like a recipe for some server-testing traffic. And it was.SI.com said the package drew 42.2 million page views, an increase of 14 percent over 37 million last year. Meanwhile, the number of unique visitors during the first day soared 85 percent to 2.3 million. Video views totaled 7.1 million, a 126 percent bump from 2009.last_img read more

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Congressman Seth Moulton Seeking Spring Interns

first_imgSALEM, MA — Congressman Moulton offers internships throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters in both his Washington, D.C. and Salem offices.Internships in the Washington, D.C. office are intended for current undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and students currently enrolled in graduate school. Internships in the Salem district office are intended for current undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and students currently enrolled in graduate school. In some circumstances, high school students intern at the Salem office contingent upon their scheduling availability, and they are highly encouraged to apply.These internships are a great opportunity for interested students to gain hands-on experience in the legislative process. To apply, please fill out this form and attach a cover letter and resume. A staff member will be in touch within a few weeks. Feel free to call the office with any questions you may have.The deadline to submit an application for a Spring 2019 internship in Congressman Moulton’s office is November 9, 2018.(NOTE: The above information is from Congressman Seth Moulton’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… RelatedCongressman Seth Moulton Seeking Spring InternsIn “Government”Congressman Seth Moulton Seeking Fall InternsIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill To Help Student Loan Borrowers Avoid DefaultIn “Government”last_img read more

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EC getting instructions from PMO alleges BNP

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday alleged that various instructions are being given to the election commission regularly ‘from the Prime Minister’s Office’ to implement the government agenda.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also questioned the neutrality of three election commissioners.”Election commissioners M Rafiqul Islam, Kabita Khanam and Shahdat Hossain have been playing important roles in holding the upcoming election, but there is a hearsay that they’re working in favour of the ruling party,” he said.The BNP leader also alleged that prime minister’s adviser HT Imam regularly discuss various issues with the three commissioners.Of the three, he said, the senior most one was given the main charge for implementing the government’s agenda.”HT imam gives his all directives through the Commissioner. Various instructions are being sent from the prime minister’s office to the chief election commissioner through messengers, and it has been confirmed from the CEC’s office,” Rizvi claimed.He alleged that a cell has been set up at the PMO to control the returning officers.”The nominations of the BNP candidates and Awami League’s rebel independent ones were scrapped during scrutiny on 2 December as per the suggestion of the cell.”The BNP leader alleged that there was a strong instruction from the cell about the ruling party’s rebel candidates.”The election commission during the appeal hearing is also following the same direction regarding the independent candidates.”He said they came to know that former election commissioner Mobarak Hossain has been made the legal adviser to the ruling party’s election steering cell.Besides, the BNP leader said, 12 police officials have been given the charge to help the ruling party rig votes in different regions.Rizvi said they have also got information that the National Security Intelligence (NSI) officials have been asked to prepare a list of the election observers.”The agency has already formed an alliance titled ‘Election Working Forum’ with 20 organisations registered with the election commission.”He said a list of 20,000 local election observers under the alliance has been made and they will be there at polling stations to work in favour of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League.last_img read more

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Hegar Seeks To Move More of States Rainy Day Fund From Cash

first_imgFlorian Martin/Houston Public MediaTexas’ Rainy Day Fund now holds $12.48 billion, following an infusion of $1.38 billion in oil and gas revenues. The state comptroller is asking lawmakers for approval to make some changes to the fund.Comptroller Glenn Hegar wants permission to shift more of the fund’s cash into stocks and bonds. He said putting more of the money into higher-yield, long-term investments will protect the fund against inflation and bolster the state’s AAA credit rating.“The rating agencies have said, ‘Yes, you need an economic stabilization fund. You need money in there. But you also need to make sure that you are funding your services, whether it’s education or health care or transportation infrastructure,’” said Sherri Greenberg, clinical professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.Higher-yield investments also come with higher risk. While less vulnerable to inflation, they can lose value when markets decline.Any changes to the fund must be approved by lawmakers in the upcoming state legislative session, which begins January 8. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:40 X Listen Share 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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