People on the Move 121808

first_imgAbout a month after acquiring Governing from Florida’s Times Publishing Company, Sacramento, California-based e.Republic has named Tod Newcombe editor of the monthly magazine and its accompanying Web site. Newcombe served as founding editor of e.Republic’s Public CIO magazine. Steve Towns, editor of Government Technology, will serve as interim editor of Public CIO.Las Vegas Magazine and Las Vegas Weekly publisher Greenspun Media Group named Bryan Allison COO, effectively replacing CEO Michael Carr, who left the company earlier this year. Previously, Allison served as vice president of Greenspun’s Vegas.com.Harvard Business Review named Justin Fox to the newly created position of editorial director. Previously, Fox served as an editor-at-large and business/economics columnist at Time. Former Best Life deputy editor Jack Otter was appointed executive editor of CBS MoneyWatch.com, reporting to editor-in-chief Eric Shurenberg. Rodale shuttered Best Life in March.Complex Media named Edgar Hernandez national sales director. Hernandez, who previously served as an account director at Complex, most recently served as associate publisher of Vibe.Hearst’s Food Network Magazine announced a number of personnel changes: ex-Glamour executive managing editor Maria Baugh was named managing editor; Amy Santoriello and Adam Roth were appointed integrated marketing managers; and Kelsey Stokes was named marketing coordinator.San Diego-based Competitor magazine said popular runner John “the Penguin” Bingham will join its editorial team. Bingham will write a monthly feature story called “The Penguin Chronicles,” beginning in March.last_img read more

Id Be Sympathetic 7 Moments from Tuesdays HASC Hearing

first_imgAir Force Photo by Wayne Clark Army and Air Force leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights, based on a CQ transcript:Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) asked whether DOD can adequately operate under a fiscal year 2020 appropriation of $733 billion, the amount House leaders have proposed. “I think the Army’s component of the defense of the United States, what we’re asking for, the answer is yes,” Army Secretary Mark Esper said. The president has asked for $750 billion.Lawmakers praised the Pentagon for completing its first-ever audit, even though the results were mixed. “If I can say you guys can pass an audit, it’s a lot easier to advocate and explain to the American people why the budgets need to keep going up,” Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) said.The leaders said they need a supplemental spending bill to fund storm recovery at three installations. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said she had to delay 61 facilities projects in 18 states to begin storm recovery. “I won’t press you,” Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) said, “but in fact, the money is already in the Department of Defense. The decision was made to transfer for the construction of 150 miles of border fence rather than Tyndall, Offutt or Lejeune.”Asked about the Army’s missed recruitment targets, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said, “We were able to recruit 70,000 soldiers into the Army last year. That’s a 10-year high. And yes, we missed the mark by 6,500, but we did that because I set the bar too high on an unachievable goal. Secretary Mattis and others cautioned us against that, by the way.”Esper said the Army has completed inspections of all its housing. “You know, this has been an eye-opener for everybody,” he said. “The leadership’s getting back involved in the housing business, and that’s our number one commitment.”In opening remarks, Smith thanked Wilson, who is leaving her position in May, for her service. “I don’t think you actually left just because of the Space Force, but I’d be sympathetic if you did,” he said. Wilson has made critical remarks about forming the new branch, but she and Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein assured the committee they support the plan.Mike Turner (R-Ohio) told Wilson, “We are all saddened that you are departing, but I look forward to when you return as secretary of defense.” ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON The Latest News From Moulton Markey  Warren

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is the latest news from the offices of Congressman Seth Moulton, Senator Ed Markey, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.Congressman Seth MoultonRecent Press Releases and Statements from Congressman Moulton’s Office:NoneSenator Ed MarkeyRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Markey’s Office:Senator Markey Statement on Passing of President George H.W. BushPresident Signs Sens. Cruz, Markey’s Bipartisan National Timing Resilience and Security Act Into LawSenator Markey Statement on EPA Rule Roll-back For New Coal PlantsSenator Elizabeth WarrenRecent Press Releases and Statements from Senator Warren’s Office:Senators Warren & Cotton Introduce National POW/MIA Flag ActSenators Seek Expanded Investigation of Waste and Abuse in FEMA Contracts for Puerto Rico Hurricane RecoverySens. Warren, Markey & Rep. Lynch Introduce Concurrent Resolution To Commemorate The 75th Anniversary of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball LeagueLike 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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: The Latest News From Moulton, Markey & WarrenIn “Government”last_img read more

PM Hasina asks China to exert pressure on Myanmar

first_imgChinese state councillor and minister of public security Zhao Kezhi meets prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Thursday, 25 October, 2018. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged China to put pressure on Myanmar so that it takes back Rohingyas who were displaced from their homeland in Rakhine state.She made the call when visiting Chinese state councillor and minister of public security Zhao Kezhi met her at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city, reports UNB.After the meeting, the prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.Sheikh Hasina hoped that China will play a positive and constructive role in resolving the Rohingya crisis, saying Chinese initiative will significantly help end the problem.Talking about the longest sea bridge built in China, she said Bangladesh is a riverine country and it needs to construct many bridges, seeking Chinese cooperation in this regard.Seeking more Chinese investment in Bangladesh, the Prime Minister said her government has kept aside land where Chinese entrepreneurs can develop their industries.In reply, the Chinese state councillor hoped that the investors of his country will respond to the call.He said China always supports Bangladesh as an independent and sovereign country.Highly praising dynamic leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Zhao Kezhi said Bangladesh’s development in recent years is just amazing.Noting that China itself is a developing country, he said Bangladesh has also been graduated to a developing nation.Raising the issue of terrorism, the prime minister mentioned her government’s zero-tolerance policy and recently enacted law to combat cybercrimes.In response, the Chinese junior minister Minister said his country is ready to provide necessary technical assistance to Bangladesh in this regard.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, the prime minister’s principal secretary Nojibur Rahman, the prime minister’s military secretary major general Mia Md Jainul Abedin, inspector general of police Mohammad Javed Patwary, Security Services Division secretary Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury and public security division secretary Mostafa Kamal Uddin were present.last_img read more

10 Times Animals Were Hilariously Mystified by Modern Technology

first_img They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks — and, indeed, in a tech-obsessed era where gadgets of every stripe abound, our furry friends tend to be both hilariously mystified and a little miffed.The heated rivalry between cats and printers (and toaster ovens and treadmills), for instance, are tales as old as time — though certain amphibians are slowly warming to the idea of mobile gaming. And as drones continue to populate our skies, it might not be regulatory tussles that ultimately ground the devices so much as weary wedge-tailed eagles.From dogs to mice to monkeys to snakes, check out our list of 10 of the most epic encounters between animals and modern technology below:1. Cat costumed as shark chases duck on RoombaThis actually happened: A cat, dressed in a shark costume, riding a Roomba, chases a stray duckling across a Texas woman’s kitchen floor. Suddenly, a pitbull in a hammerhead onesie appears.But perhaps most surreal of all is the fact that Elon Musk shared this video in a Reddit AMA as evidence of the impending perils of AI.We might need a minute to process this…Related: Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Warn That AI Military Robots Could Ignite the Next Global Arms Race2. Cat pwns printerEvery college student knows the agony of finishing an assignment at the very last minute and waiting, white-knuckled, for the printer to finish printing. This frazzled kitten clearly has places to be, and is having absolutely none of it.3. A most entrepreneurial mouse Entrepreneurs often face problems that are bigger than they are, which seem impossibly out of reach — not unlike this adorable little mouse who stumbles upon a maddeningly king-sized cracker.But the way that the intrepid rodent reflects, shifts strategies and returns to the challenge undaunted should serve as a lesson in resilience for business owners everywhere.4. Eagle destroys drone in aerial smackdown While drones continue to linger in regulation purgatory, there seems to be a consensus about how to deal with the devices among members of the animal kingdom: kill, kill, kill.5. Pawing at thin airJolly, you’re missing the point! When the Jack Russell/Papillon mix is carried onto an escalator by his dad, Dylan, the adorable pooch — unwilling to simply coast back and descend — continues to paw dutifully at thin air.Related: Derby the Dog Can Now Run Free Thanks to His New 3-D Printed Legs6. Singing husky could be the next T-PainLet’s be honest: this Siberian Husky is probably a better singer than you are. With a little help from LaDiDa — a music app that autotunes users’ voices and alters background tracks to match — Mishka is able to hit some fairly impressive high notes, and even articulate heartfelt lyrics like ‘I love you.’Mishka’s debut single, entitled ‘Mishka’s Song,’ is currently available on iTunes.7. African bullfrog is an ace gamerWho says video games don’t encourage violence? After playing a couple rounds of Ants Smasher — a mobile app in which players must virtually squish as many insects as possible with their fingers — this African bullfrog finally gets so fed up that he takes a bite of his owner’s finger.8. Some monkey business at the vending machineNothing’s going to come between this monkey and his tasty vending machine treats. When the machine initially seems to be taking longer than usual to process his grape juice request, he goads it on with some exasperated (and clearly helpful) banging.9. Bringing new meaning to the term ‘computer bug’Rather than running anti-virus software, when Brisbane resident Rod Thompson’s computer had a bug, he simply removed the praying mantis from his MacBook screen and returned it to the wild.10. Snake squeezing a (computer) mouse Image credit: Pleated Jeans This is just plain creepy.Related: What the Year of the Snake Could Mean for Your Business 4 min read August 14, 2015last_img read more