Education Minister Calls on Parents to Be on Alert for Sick Children

first_imgRelatedEducators Challenged to Change Approach to Teaching RelatedEducators Urged to Remain Alert for Signs of Child Abuse Story HighlightsEducation Minister Ronald Thwaites is appealing to parents to be on the alert for symptoms in their children. The Education Minister has called on parents to take their child to a medical facility if he or she is showing signs of illness from Chikungunya, dengue fever or flu. Xavier Miller, grade-two student at Mona Heights Primary, passed away on Tuesday while being transported from home to the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Education Minister Calls on Parents to Be on Alert for Sick ChildrenJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedEarly Childhood Teachers Honoured FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Education, the Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites. Education Minister Calls on Parents to Be on Alert for Sick Children EducationOctober 3, 2014Written by: Byron Buckley, Director, Corporate Communication In the wake of the recent deaths of two students, reportedly, as a result of complications brought on by the Chikungunya virus, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is appealing to parents to be on the alert for symptoms in their children.The Education Minister has called on parents to pay keen attention to information provided by the Ministry of Health, and to take their child to a medical facility if he or she is showing signs of illness from Chikungunya, dengue fever or flu.Xavier Miller, grade-two student at Mona Heights Primary, passed away on Tuesday while being transported from home to the Bustamante Hospital for Children.Fourteen-year-old Azee Baker of St Jago High also died at the Spanish Town Hospital from complications triggered by the mosquito-borne virus.Minister Thwaites has expressed condolences to the grieving relatives and school communities. He said the Ministry’s trauma response team is available to offer the necessary counselling and support. Advertisementslast_img read more

Seven-Year Saga Ends in Celebration as County Opens New Agency on Aging

first_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. The jovial tunes from the 1930s Steinway Model baby grand piano resonated throughout the new Flathead County south campus building last week as crowd members enjoyed cake and conversation. Amid the celebration, the smile on Jane Seward’s face was visible from across the large room.“This is wonderful,” she said.Seward was among the nearly 100 people who gathered Oct. 13 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Agency on Aging and Kalispell Senior Center, both of which are now housed in the county’s latest campus addition on 11th Street West near downtown Kalispell. U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke applauded the facility — “This is what happens when we all work together” — while representatives from U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines similarly echoed praise for the important site and services it provides.In addition to the AOA and Kalispell Senior Center, the new south campus building also now houses the county’s IT department, space for the Flathead City-County Health Department, and the county’s maintenance department.“This is a dream come true,” Dale Lauman, a former Flathead County commissioner who helped spearhead the new facility, told the crowd. “It’s an awesome facility. I think we have the best in the state of Montana.”The lively gathering marked the conclusion of a seven-year effort to develop a new, centrally located facility that serves the growing population of seniors in the community. In Flathead County, which stands among Montana’s grayest communities, seniors will make up a quarter of the population by 2020. The AOA, which serves area residents 60 years and older with a variety of programs, including Meals on Wheels, transportation, senior home repair and legal services, has already seen increased demand in recent years. The average number of residents receiving independent living services increased from 319 to 435 from 2014 to 2015, and the average number of residents regularly receiving meals on wheels grew from 451 to 462, according to county statistics.For those involved, making this dream come true was not without its ups and downs. County officials and residents lobbied for a new facility as the former site on Kelly Road became increasingly crowded, and plans were drawn up for several site options, including the fairgrounds. In 2013, Flathead County commissioners Gary Krueger and Pam Holmquist balked at selecting a new site and rejected a $450,000 grant, leading to uproar among senior residents who felt they were being underappreciated. Lauman, who did not seek re-election and ended his term as commissioner in 2012, continued championing the new AOA site, along with others, including former Commissioner Cal Scott, and in mid-2014 the Flathead County Commission announced its intention to go ahead with the idea and add it to the new $7 million building on the county’s south campus.At last week’s celebration, both Krueger and Holmquist applauded the efforts of everyone involved and the end result.“What a wonderful facility,” Holmquist said. “We’re pleased with what happened here.”When asked afterward if he would do anything differently if he could go back three years, Krueger acknowledged that he might.“I do agree if you could see all of the good things that come in the future, a lot of the decisions the county commissioners make would be easier,” he said. “But we don’t have that crystal ball, so as the commission works through an issue, some commissioners come to a plan or a thought quicker than others, and that’s not a bad thing. That’s just how we do things. In the end, this has happened. I believe every commissioner who looks at this says it’s great. All those past things are a fog of memory.”He added, “Today we’re going to celebrate this. But it is just a facility that Flathead County provides. What will make this the whole package is how our staff and our Agency on Aging and how our community members come together to make this the very best.”From Seward’s vantage, she sat back smiling and saw friends and other residents coming together as an integral part of the community, and she saw new opportunities for them to thrive.“There’s already more people coming in to eat than at the old place. They’re all enjoying it,” said Seward, who delivers Meals on Wheels twice a week to fellow senior residents in need. “Everything here is first-class.”last_img read more

NBA Christmas Day Jerseys

first_img Ready To Plow SportsLogos.Net ColeJ Share this post bucknut40 NBA Christmas Day Jerseys Sign in to follow this   3,972 NBA Christmas Day Jerseys 1,259 Digby OchentaYOcho88 UC! Wearin’ the C Location:Denver, Colo. 0 Share on other sites 4,212 Members 13 13 Members 202 Link to post Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Houston TexansSuper Bowl XXXVISuper Bowl XLIVMinnesota WildNew Orleans Hornets (Fleur de Bee) Share this post 202 Digby 353 Location:San Diego, CA / Parsippany, NJ These uniforms remind me of the leaked adidas tournement uniforms for this year for the teams that make it to the tournamentThe only good ones are Cincy and Texas A&M. 334 Jay_Mellowed Share on other sites 162 Forums Home Share this post philly97flyer 353 Share on other sites 1 Not sure which is the worst part — that the numbers and names will be impossible to read, that the Brooklyn/Boston game has potential to be a color vs color worst-case scenario, or that we’re ever closer to every NBA team using a single recolored template. Disaster all around. TheFuture Prev 0 139 LETSGOBLUEBEATMSU I think the only solid one from this set is the Jazz. The logo works with a simple outline. 3,760 Link to post 677 4,667 posts 71 Posted November 13, 2012 Peachy 1 bucknut40 Share this post personally im not a fan of the look, but i can appreciate them doing something different. making an event out of the Christmas games, and celebrating the time of year with special uniforms. its okay. there will be people who like it and buy it, and what that like/hate ratio is no one knows and dosent really matter. its one game. its not like people are going to say “thats a horrible jersey, im going to go watch WNBA now” or leave the stadium because of it. the big picture is, it really dosent matter. technically i think its fine. the refs will be able to read the numbers well enough and NBA players are highly recognizable to fans, you dont need to read a number to see who’s playing. i’d love to hear what Andrew thinks about these 1,119 posts 5,271 9,114 posts 5,271 5,731 posts 5,271 13,501 posts 0 Share this post Share on other sites Share this post Next 71 Next I don’t understand adidas’ & the NBA’s motives behind these Christmas Day uniforms. Their atrocious. i hate these so much. Posted November 14, 2012 Posted November 13, 2012 Share this post 3,760 2,258 posts 2 mania 162 Members Link to post Members “Hail To The Victors” 110 334 Sports Logos Location:Ohio Members 1,259 9,167 posts 353 0 0 Link to post Members Its just another ill-lookin jersey for all the you-know-what’s to buy, yoYeah, you’re right people from every ethnicity and social class really enjoy gimmick jerseys… I think if they wanted to go with a Christmas theme then red should also be used to break up all the green… Share this post All Activity Posted November 13, 2012 Sign in to follow this   Sports Logo News Posted November 13, 2012 Page 1 of 2   Share on other sites Members 0 Link to post Followers 0 Share on other sites Location:Atlanta Link to post njmeadowlanders Members Members 12-OH! 926 posts 0 The Golden One 110 Cujo Share this post Share this post 2 Members 1,259 Posted November 13, 2012 Location:PHX Posted November 13, 2012 202 BrandMooreArt Members Link to post njmeadowlanders 31,030 posts 0 AJM Share on other sites Share this post Cujo 162 Its just another ill-lookin jersey for all the you-know-what’s to buy, yo 333 sᴘᴏʀᴛsʙᴀʟʟ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴇʀ 333 4,212 Raider Nation 4,212 This topic is now closed to further replies. mattb6 Favourite Logos:New York Mets 3,972 Link to post By bucknut40, November 13, 2012 in Sports Logo News ColeJ Favourite Logos:Colorado Avalanche Denver Broncos Michigan WolverinesColorado Rockies 334center_img 4,873 posts via Darren Rovell twitter Link to post Posted November 13, 2012 333 0 Share on other sites 191 Share this post Cujo Members Favourite Logos:New York Jets (1978-1997), Baltimore Ravens (1996-1998), Pittsburgh Penguins (1992-2000), Ottawa Senators (Current) Share on other sites 0 mattb6 128 8 Dark Green. 71 Followers 0 Members Share on other sites Cujo TheFuture OchentaYOcho88 GriffinM6 Members 3,972 Page 1 of 2   GriffinM6 191 Prev 110 Share this post 3,760 139 Graphic Designer Link to post Link to post 128 @GoldAsIce Share on other sites Members Mixed feelings. I’d have to agree with the previous poster and say it’s a good thing that the teams playing Christmas day will be wearing “special” uniforms. Christmas is one of the NBA’s showcase days, much like Thanksgiving with the NFL, New Year’s Day with the NHL (mainly the WInter Classic) and Memorial Day and Independence Day with MLB. Many times in those leagues the teams playing are wearing something special on those days, and the NBA is attempting to do the same thing here on Christmas.However, I don’t favor these uniforms particularly. Most of what’s been said about these uniforms thus far has been a bit hyperbolic though. They’re not necessarily atrocious or disasterous, but just plain looking. I say “meh” to them. My eyes and stomach are OK after seeing these, but I’m not going to knock down the doors of my sporting goods store to buy these either.These uniforms are just different, not special like what adidas and the NBA were probably aiming for. In short, adidas needs to go back to the lab and make something better than these things. Share on other sites 0 1,264 The Golden One Members 1,621 posts 1 Jay_Mellowed 8 Link to post Forums Home Members 677 Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary philly97flyer Members Posted November 14, 2012 Member of the Right Brigade Location:Cheyenne, WY Posted November 13, 2012 0 191 Its just another ill-lookin jersey for all the you-know-what’s to buy, yoWow. Its just another ill-lookin jersey for all the you-know-what’s to buy, yoShut up. Link to post BrandMooreArt Share on other sites Share on other sites Of all the Christmas gear just unveiled, there is only one I’m not giving a grade of “F” to….Heat’s not HORRIBLE beacause with the extra thick outline you can still read the numbers..By the way does this make FOUR green jersies the Celtics have now? Green/White, Green/Black, Green/Gold, Green/Green.Also, the Nets jersey is dark green or black? Link to post 1,287 posts 8 1,264 Posted November 14, 2012 1 0 LETSGOBLUEBEATMSU 128 Would rather see teams play in their normal unis and just add the snowflake they used in the past. goforbroke 677 goforbroke Posted November 13, 2012 Posted November 13, 2012 Link to post All Activity mania Posted November 13, 2012 1,676 posts the entire state of texas will be wearing grey on christmas, apparently. Share this post Funkatron101 Sports Logos 31,030 posts 139 4,212 0 Location:Indiana > Miami Location:California Link to post Members Posted November 13, 2012 Share this post Share on other sites Location:Denver, Colo. Posted November 14, 2012 Share this post Go To Topic Listing These uniforms remind me of the leaked adidas tournement uniforms for this year for the teams that make it to the tournament Posted November 13, 2012 Posted November 13, 2012 10,968 posts Location:CHI-TOWN Of all the Christmas gear just unveiled, there is only one I’m not giving a grade of “F” to…. Share this post This link has ’em all –> http://www.ballersta…-christmas-day/ 5,743 posts 0 SportsLogos.Net Recommended Posts 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Share on other sites 1,626 posts This link has ’em all –> http://www.ballersta…-christmas-day/Was the idea that they will be worn during weekends in second half dropped? ( the catalog had a warriors one and others, will those no longer be released?) If teams like the warriors we’re releasing it later and still will be worn don’t get why warriors are waiting with their third jersey ( yellow pinstripe jersey) release. Maybe there is hope now we won’t see these as much. 1,264 6,476 posts AJM Funkatron101 sᴘᴏʀᴛsʙᴀʟʟ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴇɴᴛᴇʀ 323 posts Old School Fool Posted November 14, 2012 4,212 0 Share this post 13 4,212 Share this post Share on other sites Link to post Location:Waxahachie, Texas Old School Fool Posted November 13, 2012 Share on other sites Members Link to post 3,017 posts Location:Dayton, Ohio 0 Link to post Sports Logo News NBA Christmas Day Jerseyslast_img read more

Pistons alternate logo from 90’s

first_img 46 minutes ago, Discogod said: nash61 But, seriously, I think this was around the time the NBA started going with generic warm-ups and shooting shirts. Which is a shame, because there are so many classic and unique warm-ups throughout NBA history. Location:973 Pistons alternate logo from 90’s Pistons alternate logo from 90’s 1,947 posts 415 2,591 4,806 Recommended Posts 1 Posted March 29, 2017 269 1,624 Members Members 1 JerseyJosh JerseyJosh I’ve only ever seen it on that shooting shirt. There were a few logos back then that were only used on shooting shirts/warmups. I’ve got a great Bullets shooting shirt from ’96 with a lovely-looking logo I never saw anywhere else – I’ll try and get a photo when I get home. Link to post pianoknight Here you go, it’s an older photo but gives a good view of the logo. I spent over 15 years trying to find one of these, purely because I loved that logo. It’s far too big to ever wear (I’m 6’3″ and it comes down almost to my knees) but it’s a nice piece for the collection nonetheless. The back simply has “Bullets” in red-on-white lettering. Link to post 4,806 2,975 Share this post Discogod 4,806 Working on it now …  Discogod Share on other sites Share on other sites pianoknight Favourite Logos:All WLAF logos, Bucs pirate flag, Arizona State pitchfork, Notre Dame leprechaun, Albany Firebirds, Iowa Barnstormers, SD State eagle warrior I’ve only ever seen it on that shooting shirt. There were a few logos back then that were only used on shooting shirts/warmups. I’ve got a great Bullets shooting shirt from ’96 with a lovely-looking logo I never saw anywhere else – I’ll try and get a photo when I get home. Location:Utah Share this post kimball kimball nash61 4,806 MCM0313 Share this post 3,287 3,530 posts Location:Utah Location:Ohio I went on the internet, and I found this: Anyone like these Spurs warmups from the mid 90’s? 2,166 posts Posted March 29, 2017 Please do – I’d like to see that. 1,690 posts Share this post Link to post Location:Utah kimball 269 Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators pepis21 2,975 Followers 0 4,806 Link to post Posted March 29, 2017 Location:Utah 2 Share this post 177 posts Resolutely analogue Share on other sites If it hasn’t already been done… neo_prankster kimball Share this post Members 1,624 1 This topic is now closed to further replies. how long until the next thread is – Favorite NBA warmups 3 Share on other sites By pepis21, March 28, 2017 in Sports Logo News how long until the next thread is – Favorite NBA warmups 2 Members Link to post MCM0313 415 415 Location:Polska/Poland 2,166 posts Members SportsLogos.Net Location:Birmingham, UK Some of them had the team logo or alternate logo on the front as well.  If it hasn’t already been done… Share on other sites 1 3,287 Followers 0 Forums Home Share this post kimball Discogod Posted March 29, 2017 Link to post Sports Logo News 2,166 posts 1,690 posts Resolutely analogue Sports Logo News Here you go, it’s an older photo but gives a good view of the logo. I spent over 15 years trying to find one of these, purely because I loved that logo. It’s far too big to ever wear (I’m 6’3″ and it comes down almost to my knees) but it’s a nice piece for the collection nonetheless. The back simply has “Bullets” in red-on-white lettering. Same guy must have designed the London 2012 Olympic logo.  4,806 Share this post Link to post 1,535 kimball Members 6,930 posts Sports Logos Sign in to follow this   Share this post 2,591 53 minutes ago, JerseyJosh said: 415 Share this post Favourite Logos:Indianapolis Colts; Kansas City Chiefs; Green Bay Packers; Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Ohio State; UCLA script; Tulane; Portland Trail Blazers; most of MLB’s “interlocking letters” logos; Seattle Mariners. Share on other sites 4,806 Anyone like these Spurs warmups from the mid 90’s? pepis21 Is it their regular logo or only for shooting shirt? Share on other sites 1,624 1,535 Members 1 Members 4,806 Share on other sites 4,806 kimball I found this whilst Googling … thought it was pretty cool.  Members 0 2,591 Share on other sites Share on other sites neo_prankster Discogod kimball Link to post 4,806 If it hasn’t already been done… Slap a number on that puppy and you have a sleeved jersey I wouldn’t be THAT mad at. 1,535 All Activity Posted March 28, 2017 Posted March 29, 2017 Posted March 29, 2017 Members 5 hours ago, neo_prankster said: Share on other sites Pistons alternate logo from 90’s Posted March 28, 2017 Posted March 29, 2017 “I see you’re drinking 1%” 2,166 posts Share this post 12,229 posts 4,806 3,287 Location:Birmingham, UK Posted March 28, 2017 5,746 posts Link to post 0 Members Share this post 1 hour ago, Discogod said: 2,975 3 hours ago, JerseyJosh said: how long until the next thread is – Favorite NBA warmups 415 Location:Eugene, OR From what I remember, Champion made 3 different shooting shirt designs that teams could pick from around this time. Link to post Posted March 29, 2017 Link to post Members All Activity 0 From what I remember, Champion made 3 different shooting shirt designs that teams could pick from around this time. Link to post 269 SportsLogos.Net 415 4,806 Go To Topic Listing Sign in to follow this   5 Forums Home Sports Logos Share on other sites Posted March 29, 2017last_img read more

Nelson Fat Tire Festival kicks off with Rosemont Jump Jam

first_imgFrom 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there are Black Jack Downhill Rides leaving from Sacred Ride on 200 Block of Baker Street, heading up Give Out.Sunday, its Morning Mountain Madness.From 9:30-10:30 a.m., its the Kids Cross Country races from ages two to 12 sponsored by Nelson and District Credit Union.At 11 a.m. it’s the Women’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event before the Men’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event at 1 p.m.The Fat Tire Festival is held every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 22 years ago. For more information go to the Nelson Fat Tire Festival website. The four-day Fat Tire Festival 2017 kicked off Thursday in grand style with Rosemont Jump Jam at the Bike Park next to the Skatepark in Nelson.Riders young and old braved the bike park track for the timed pump track race to begin the four-day Fat Tire Festival. Later, seasoned riders competed in the High Jump contest.Friday, at 5:45 p.m. the scene shifts to Baker Street for the annual Fat Tire Festival parade led by Nelson Police. Parade entrants are asked to meet at Civic Auto Repair in the 700 Block of Baker Street.Saturday, its Kootenay Kasino Day.From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., its the Trans Canada Great Trail 25th year Anniversary Celebration happening at Morning Mountain.  There will be a barbecue celebration as well as cool give-aways and a scavenger hunt for the kids.At 3 p.m. there’s the Morning Mountain Poker Ride.last_img read more

Connacht Rugby announce new signing

first_imgConnacht Rugby have announced the signing of 29 year old prop Paddy McAllister from English Premiership side Gloucester. McAllister joined Gloucester from Aurillac in France having previously made 44 appearances for his native Ulster. He has played for Ireland at Schools, U19 & U20 level. Announcing the signing, Connacht Forwards Coach Jimmy Duffy said: “We are delighted to announce that Paddy McAllister will be joining Connacht at the beginning of next season. Paddy is a powerful scrummager and strong ball carrier. He is a player that I have been impressed with and I think he will be a good addition to our squad next season.” Commenting on the move to Connacht, Paddy McAllister said; “I am delighted to sign for Connacht and hugely looking forward to joining the squad next season. There is no doubt that Connacht are a team on the rise. There is huge excitement surrounding Connacht at the moment both on and off the field and I hope to contribute to that from next season. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the players, staff and supporters of Gloucester for their support during my time with the club and for my family for their continued support.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

‘We’ll Eradicate Poverty from Liberia’

first_imgDr. Jeremiah Whapoe, standard bearer, VOLTThe leader of one of the newest political parties, the Vision for Liberia’s Transformation Party (VOLT), Dr. Jeremiah Z. Whapoe, has assured his partisans and well-wishers that he is prepared to lead the country come 2017 with a guarantee to eradicate poverty completely.“Ours is not to reduce poverty, but through our merchandized farming system that would give rise to agricultural activities across the country, we will definitely eradicate poverty,” Dr. Whapoe declared.He made the remarks yesterday during a program marking the hoisting of the party’s flag alongside the nation’s flag. The program coincided with the dedication of the party headquarters on 3rd Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. Yesterday’s event, according to Dr. Whapoe, was a display to the public that VOLT has already won the victory ahead of 2017, “because we have visualized the way to transform the country with massive food production through mechanized farming.” He attributed what he considered Liberia’s failure to develop and meet international standards, to the failure of its leaders to listen when their citizens cry in abject poverty. This, he said, is tantamount to creating chaos.Dr. Whapoe inspired and kept the gathering mesmerized when he said, “we don’t have rice, money and other political gifts, but we have wisdom because we want your authority, not power, in order to robustly implement our mechanized farming to eradicate poverty, not to reduce it.”Shortly before hoisting the party’s flag, VOLT partisans in a resolution said the challenges of the country’s post-conflict leadership highlight the need for a new political order and democratic capacity building with clear participatory process involving communities and the leadership. This said the resolution, was a necessary condition to mitigate new or resurrected conflicts, adding, “It is our argument that community capacity building through grassroots leadership is a necessary and sufficient ingredient for the development and sustenance of democracy in post-conflict Liberia.“Reconciliation through an effective justice system, a people centered democratic governance, and political reforms including decentralization, and empowerment of women and underserved communities was a critical variable in this process. It characterizes a transformational agenda to achieving gradual stability and tackling mainstream ills in Liberia,” Said Whapoe.VOLT believes that the dilemmas of an inept government, injustice and undemocratic tenets have made transformative leadership to digress at both state and grassroots levels.National leadership of the so-called “big man” style where decision-making over the distribution of resources, power and authority are exclusively controlled by the president, (indicates) a compelling need for revisiting our laws, Constitution and policies.”Those who signed the party’s six-count resolution were VOLT national chairman, Gus A. Wilson, and other members including Dr. Whapoe, Samuel N. Brown, Chris Chiewolo and Emmanuel Yarl.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

#Nextchat: Defining HR’s Value Proposition

first_imgHR professionals bring specific experience and knowledge to an organization that the senior executives often don’t have. Areas such as benefits strategies, training and development, employer branding, and succession planning are often pushed to the bottom of the company agenda, without thought to the amount that these aspects contribute to organizational effectiveness. A few weeks ago we chatted about specific tactics that HR pros can use to implement strategy every day. But what if senior executives don’t understand how HR’s actions affect the bigger picture—and don’t back them?  HR often needs the support and cooperation of senior executives, and the departments they oversee, in order to implement strategies that will benefit the entire organization.How can HR leaders help executives address corporate blind spots? Please join @SHRMNextchat at 3 p.m. ET on February 11 for #Nextchat with special guest Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart HR (@JVPSaid). We’ll chat about how HR can define its value proposition to other senior executives in an organization.Q1. What skills should a good, strategic HR professional have? Q2. What should every corporate executive understand about HR’s impact on organizational success?Q3. How has HR’s role in organizational business strategy changed over the past five years?Q4. What are some common blind spots that HR executives can help point out to other corporate executives?Q5. What areas are you focusing on in your company to increase organizational effectiveness?Q6.What would you say to executives who just don’t get HR’s importance?Q7. Do you think HR’s impact on organizational success will increase or decrease in the future? Why?Q8. What advice would you give a Millennial HR professional about growing in their strategic skill sets? What’s a Twitter chat?last_img read more

New Yorker iPad App Hits 100,000 Readers, Begins to Define a Genre

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#New Media#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jon mitchell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Magazine publisher Condé Nast reports that The New Yorker’s iPad version now has 100,000 readers, including about 20,000 people who have subscribed for $59.99 per year. In addition, “several thousand” people buy single weekly issues for $4.99.The New Yorker’s success on the iPad makes sense on multiple levels. Its rich illustrations and long-form content fit both the iPad’s laid-back, hands-on use case and its target audience. But the app also fits into a successful and growing category of reading apps that clear out all the clutter and just focus on the reading. As publishers of other high-profile magazine apps see interest waning, a successful genre of iPad magazine may finally be emerging.Condé Nast’s digital magazine business has seen its fair share of ups and downs, and AdWeek’s analysis of their sales finds that digital editions only amount to 1.3% of total circulation, anyway. But the relative success of the New Yorker app suggests that it might have a winning format.The magazine is already known for its sparse, text-focused design, and the iPad version retains the magazine’s classic aesthetic. The success of distraction-free reading apps like Instapaper, which was included in Apple’s iPad Hall of Fame for its dominance in the news category, suggests that this kind of reading experience is what iPad users want. Then again, it could just be that the New Yorker and the iPad happen to appeal to the same audience.By contrast, Wired, which was Condé Nast’s early entry into the native iPad market, saw an initial burst of enthusiasm, but its sales declined markedly after that. Wired’s layout is more dynamic and multimedia, and the downloads are bulky, which could discourage sustained interest.Other iPad magazines, like NewsCorp’s The Daily, have media-rich, complicated interfaces and large downloads, and while The Daily is guarded about its usage stats, its sharing data from social media suggest a marked decline and plateau in user engagement since its launch.This unconventional strategy might work for the New York Post, but it works against users of the Web.The New York Post’s iPad app, with its loud, bold layout, has bullied its way to the top of the heap, edging out even Instapaper as a top-grossing news app, but it did so by blocking its Web content explicitly from the iPad’s browser, even though it’s available on the desktop and other devices. This unconventional strategy might work for the Post, but it works against users of the Web.Meanwhile, Condé Nast has not bet its digital business exclusively on native apps. Last week, it became the first advertising partner on Flipboard, the iPad reading app that pulls in content from any number of user-selected feeds to create a magazine-like experience. The New Yorker’s Flipboard edition, which offers the same free content as the New Yorker’s website, is the first Flipboard feed to display ads. But other than these interspersed ads, the Flipboard reading experience is clean and quiet.The newest crop of magazine-like apps, such as The Atlantic‘s new standalone edition and AOL’s personalized AOL Editions, look much more like Flipboard than The Daily. With the New Yorker and other iPad reading apps posting some positive signs, competition for points of sale heating up, and overall Web traffic from tablets growing strongly, the market for magazine-style reading in digital formats could be starting to gel. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more