14 Sep
2019

MPA Creates Community for Emerging Magazine Professionals

first_img Membership in MPA Next is free of charge and open to junior-level professionals at MPA member companies with up to seven years of experience. To apply, visit www.magazine.org/MPAnext. Perhaps to that end, MPA, the magazine industry’s trade association, announced today the creation of MPA Next, a membership program for junior-level magazine professionals specializing in areas like business development, ad sales, marketing, or public relations.  Something of a counterpart to the American Society of Magazine Editors’ ASME Next program, MPA Next will offer non-editorial up-and-comers with educational and networking events like workshops, lectures, forums, and media mixers. “Our member companies continue to attract some of the best and brightest talent in media today,” said Linda Thomas Brooks, MPA president and CEO, in a statement. “By providing the next generation of leaders to our industry’s top management, training programs, and the opportunity for networking amongst peers, MPA Next will stimulate discussions and share insights in new ways among all levels of experience.” Conversations around hiring and retaining talent in an increasingly competetive print and digital media space often focus on content creation and editorial, but the need for publishers to attract rising stars in a multitude of various disciplines is greater now than ever before.last_img read more

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11 Sep
2019

OBITUARY Barbara Ann Gadman Amidon 75

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Barbara Ann (Gadman) Amidon, of Salem, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 7, 2018.Barbara was born on April 6, 1943 in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Arlene V. (Grant) Belcher and loving sister of the late Arlene Golden. Barbara was raised in Jamaica Plain & Dorchester and graduated from the Trade High School for Girls in Boston. Barbara married “the love of her life” George R. Amidon, Sr. on October 21, 1962; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1964 where they raised their four children, George, Jr., Kevin, Ron and Leasa. Barbara and George, along with their family shared many wonderful years together; they enjoyed trips to Lake Winnipesaukee where they made countless memories with their children.As a young woman, Barbara enjoyed working at Filene’s Basement in Boston. After settling down in Wilmington she worked at Diamond Crystal, Bandwagon but she was the most passionate of her role as a stay at home mom following the birth of her children. She was an excellent seamstress who could whip up anything from an outfit for her children to a simple hem on a pair of pants or button on a shirt.In her spare time, Barbara enjoyed going to the lake house, reading, listening to Elvis, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Barbara got the most enjoyment from being a loving wife, sister, mother, grammie, aunt and friend.Barbara was the beloved wife of the late George R. Amidon, Sr., devoted mother of George R. Amidon, Jr.& his wife Cynthia of Wilmington, Kevin Amidon & his wife Donna of Billerica, Ron Amidon & his wife Lauren of Revere and Leasa (Amidon) Fluet & her husband Marc of Salem, NH and loving “Grammie” of Zachary Amidon, Ashley Amidon, Codey Fluet and Kaitlyn Amidon.Barbara will be fondly remembered as a special woman who was kind, caring and loving; she will be greatly missed by all.At Barbara’s request all services will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, this was one of Barbara’s favorite charities: https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html.Barbara Ann (Gadman) Amidon(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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… RelatedOBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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11 Sep
2019

Wilmington Town Easter Egg Hunt Set For April 20

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt (“Easter Egg Scramble”) for Wilmington children ages 6 and under will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 2pm sharp on the Wilmington Town Common.  If you are late, you will miss all the fun!Candy filled eggs will be placed for children to collect.  Don’t forget to bring a basket or bag to hold your eggs.In case of rain or poor ground conditions, the event will be held at Wilmington High School.(NOTE: The above  information is from the Wilmington Recreation Department.)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 REC REMINDERS: Town Easter Egg Hunt Set For April 15In “Community”Wilmington Town Easter Egg Hunt Set For March 31In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Wilmington Egg Hunt Set For March 26In “Community”last_img read more

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5 Sep
2019

Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage

first_imgBombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage1.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Bombay Stock Exchange halts trading due to network outage1.4K viewsBusinessMumbai, July 3 (ANI): Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) halted trading on Thursday morning across all of its markets, including shares, currencies and indexes due to a network outage. Reportedly, all orders placed before the network outage would be cancelled. The exchange operator network service vendor HCL Technologies Ltd was working to resolve the issue. Stock Market Expert, Sunil Shah, said that the authorities are addressing the problem and have assured that trading will start soon.Ventuno Web Player 4.50Mumbai, July 3 (ANI): Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) halted trading on Thursday morning across all of its markets, including shares, currencies and indexes due to a network outage. Reportedly, all orders placed before the network outage would be cancelled. The exchange operator network service vendor HCL Technologies Ltd was working to resolve the issue. Stock Market Expert, Sunil Shah, said that the authorities are addressing the problem and have assured that trading will start soon.last_img read more

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5 Sep
2019

Merkel Hollande push for Ukraine peace

first_imgMerkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace3.4K viewsMerkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace3.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Merkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace3.4K viewsBusinessA ceasefire, and the chance to get out. Some residents of eastern Ukraine evacuate their war-torn region, ravaged by a conflict between separatist rebels and government forces – which has seen moreVentuno Web Player 4.50A ceasefire, and the chance to get out. Some residents of eastern Ukraine evacuate their war-torn region, ravaged by a conflict between separatist rebels and government forces – which has seen morelast_img

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5 Sep
2019

Shoe hurled at Kamal Haasan during rally in Tamil Nadus Madurai

first_imgThe chappal attack came three days after Kamal Haasan kicked up a controversy.Slippers were hurled at actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan when he was campaigning in Tirupparankundram assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai on Wednesday (May 15) evening. The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief was campaigning for his party candidate P Sakthivel.Around 11 people, including BJP workers and members of another outfit, Hanuman Sena, have been named in the police complaint. Luckily, none of the slippers hit Haasan and fell on the crowd gathered at the gathering.According to a police officer, one person related to the incident has been detained.The chappal attack came three days after Haasan kicked up a controversy, saying that “independent India’s first extremist was a Hindu”, referring to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.O May 19, bypolls will be held in Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram, Sulur and Tirupparankundram Assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu. Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam have fielded candidates from these seats.The Bharatiya Janata Party was quick enough to slam the MNM chief. “We strongly condemn Kamal Haasan for talking about Hindu extremism in his poll campaign. He is triggering communal violence in a place where there are a lot of minorities. The Election Commission must take stringent action against Kamal Haasan for this speech,” Tamil Nadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan tweeted in Tamil soon after Haasan’s speech.last_img read more

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5 Sep
2019

Prabhas Saaho forces Nerkonda Paarvai makers to play safe release of Ajithstarrer

first_imgAjith in Nerkonda Paarvai and Prabhas in Saaho.PR HandoutThe release of Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor’s Saaho in August is apparently giving jitters to the filmmakers, who had planned to release their movies in the same month. The massive hype followed by the gigantic for the recently-released teaser of the multilingual film has come as major worry to other producers and distributors, who are now planning to reschedule the release of their movies.The first such rumour to be heard from the industry is that the makers of Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai have decided to pre-pone their release. The Tamil film was scheduled for its release on 10 August, but now it looks like it will be out in July itself. Speculations are rife that Boney Kapoor has decided to release the film early, but yet to finalise the date.The first sign of early release came after the trailer release of Nerkonda Paarvai. However, the official confirmation is awaited.Saaho is a multilingual movie, directed by Sujeeth. It is an action thriller majorly set in the foreign countries. The teaser of the flick, which was released a few days ago, was packed with world-class chase scenes, fights and graphics.The teaser crossed over 60 millions views from all languages which tells the huge craze around the flick. Thus making producers of other films to play safe as releasing along with Saaho might eat into their business.Coming to Nerkonda Paarvai, it is a courtroom drama in which Ajith plays the role of an aged lawyer who fights for the three women falsely accused of various crimes. The film tries to project the misogyny in the society and how people judge women based on their dress.last_img read more

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3 Sep
2019

Offices open today

first_imgThe government and private offices will open on Wednesday as the three-day public holiday on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr ended on last Tuesday.Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of Muslims, has been celebrated in the country amid much enthusiasm and religious fervour on Monday.The eid holidays started from 25 to 27 June, while government officers and employees enjoyed their vacation from 23 June to 24 June as the two days were weekly holiday.last_img

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3 Sep
2019

Rohingyas offer special prayers for safe return

first_imgRohingya Muslim refugees offer their Friday prayers at a mosque in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district on 23 August 2019. Photo: AFPRohingya imams offered special prayers Friday for a safe return to their homeland ahead of the second anniversary of hundreds of thousands of the minority fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh.Some 740,000 Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine state escaped in August 2017 a military offensive, joining another 200,000 who had fled earlier persecution.Two years later they remain in vast refugee camps in Bangladesh refusing to go home until Myanmar guarantees their safety and gives them citizenship.The imam at the Khadijatul Kubra mosque in Kutupalong — the largest refugee settlement in the world — prayed to “soften up” the heart of the Myanmar government.”Let us go back home in peace,” Abdul Hakim said.Most of the displaced mostly Muslim minority left their homes clutching only what they could carry.Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a repatriation deal in 2017 but two attempts to start sending people back, in November and then again this week, failed as the refugees refused to go.In addition to security and citizenship guarantees, they also demanded that their fellow Rohingya Muslims held in Internally Displaced Personnel (IDP) camps in Myanmar be released.”We prayed to Allah to get justice for what has happened to us. We would like to go back home. But only when our demands are met. I prayed for that today,” refugee Safiul Alam told AFP.Rohingya Muslim refugees offer their Friday prayers at a mosque in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district on 23 August 2019. Photo: AFPThe imam also asked the devotees to join a major rally to be held on Sunday in the camp to mark the second anniversary of their arrival.”We, once again, will peacefully tell the world our demands,” he said.The Rohingya are not recognised as an official minority by Myanmar, which considers them Bengali interlopers despite many families having lived in the country for generations.Rohingya Muslim refugees offer their Friday prayers at a mosque in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district on 23 August 2019. Photo: AFPUN investigators say the 2017 violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for “genocide” and the International Criminal Court has started a preliminary probe.”Myanmar has yet to address the systematic persecution and violence against the Rohingya,” Human Rights Watch said Thursday. “So refugees have every reason to fear for their safety if they return.”last_img read more

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2 Sep
2019

WATCH Houston Cleans Homeless Encampments Under Highway 59

first_img– / 6Minute Maid is across the street yet under the Highway 59 bridge the smell of human waste is overpowering. Along with private contractors, workers from the Solid Waste Department are completing their two day effort to bring the homeless encampments up to code.The Houston Health Department declared areas under the downtown bridge a “public health nuisance.” So with the assistance of five city departments and 13 nonprofit groups, workers place personal belongings in plastic containers, remove trash, and sanitize the area under the Highway 59 bridge from Caroline Street to Almeda Road, and Ruiz Street to Preston.A spokeswoman for the mayor’s office, Tanya Makany-Rivera, said it’s important to make public space safe for everyone. “The hope is to make sure that it’s clean and that we’re trying to prevent any potential health hazards that may exist,” she said.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16110647/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-11.03.58-AM.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Marcus Arvie has been homeless for a couple of years, and is thrilled the city is cleaning up. “I think that’s great that they’re doing such a good job about this because I’ve seen a lot of people catch hepatitis C, TB, you know just by being on the ground, putting things in their mouth, going to trash cans, eating, Arvie said.With a temporary restraining order blocking the city’s anti-encampment ordinance, the displacement of the ever growing homeless population under the bridge will only be long enough for the area to be cleaned. Makany-Rivera said this is the second cleanup under the 59 bridge this year, and that anytime a public health emergency is declared, they’ll be back.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16110737/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-11.04.40-AM.mp400:0000:0000:36Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16110226/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-10.59.12-AM.mp400:0000:0000:56Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16110032/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-10.57.21-AM.mp400:0000:0000:21Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/16111119/WhatsApp-Video-2017-11-16-at-11.09.05-AM-1.mp400:0000:0000:25Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sharelast_img read more

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