New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said that parents, teachers and guardians should make themselves aware of the government initiatives related to child sexual abuse.”It is very important that all parents, teachers and guardians know that the government has provided platforms like Childline and e-Box for raising their grievances pertaining to child sexual abuse and harassment,” Gandhi said.The Minister was speaking at the 2nd edition of ongoing “Hausla 2018” event organised by the WCD Ministry, along with six-time world boxing champion Mary Kom, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.Addressing the participants, Gandhi said appreciated the presence of Mary Kom there to inspire and motivate the children from Child Care institutions (CCIs) and exhorted them to aim higher like her in their lives. Sports meet is part of the inter-child care institution festival, which is witnessing participation of more than 600 Children drawn from CCIs in 16 states in various events like painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition and speech writing as part of the fest.–IANSsom/nir
Verne LundquistCBS officially announced that longtime SEC play-by-play announcer Verne Lundquist will step down following the 2016 season, and the network confirmed reports that ESPN’s Brad Nessler will be Lundquist’s replacement in 2017. Lundquist, who has been with CBS since 2000, will remain with the network and continue broadcasting college basketball and golf. Verne Lundquist steps down from SEC ON CBS following 2016 season. Brad Nessler to succeed Lundquist starting in 2017 https://t.co/o4cehY3Gm7— CBS Sports PR (@CBSSportsGang) May 31, 2016Verne Lundquist will continue calling regular-season college basketball, the NCAA Tournament and golf for CBS in 2017.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 31, 2016This will be an adjustment for college football fans. “Uncle Verne” is a fall staple as the play-by-play voice of the SEC. Nessler is a pro though, and should be a more than capable replacement.
Asian News International LondonMarch 6, 2019UPDATED: March 6, 2019 11:38 IST Smriti Mandhana has been in tremendous form (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSmriti Mandhana is currently performing the duties of captain in the T20I series against EnglandMandhana is currently the No.1 ranked batswoman in ODIs”I do not have a complicated life. I do not get into that zone of being happy or sad about life,” Mandhana saidIndia’s opening batsman Smriti Mandhana has had a prolific year, breaking various records and winning awards. She holds the number one position in ICC ODI batting rankings. Mandhana, who won the Cricketer of the Year award for Women at ICC awards last year, said it had a huge impact on her.”But that [Cricketer of the Year] award actually had a huge impact on me because till the end of the year, during the Big Bash, my body was feeling very fatigued. If you look back, for one and a half years I have not got a break. So from about 21st to 25-26th December, I had got into a kind of zone where I was telling myself, I need rest,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Mandhana as saying.”I did not feel like going and practising, which is very rare. I had to literally push myself to bat, push myself into the gym. But as soon as that news came out, I read it and I was like, you have to get better. You cannot be stagnant. That news motivated me, and the next day I was back to normal: had breakfast, back to practice, wanting to do gym, wanting to do conditioning.”The 22-year-old Mandhana has achieved a great deal of success at a reasonably young age and she has said that does not like to complicate her life and she is taking everything that is coming her way.”Look, I do not have a complicated life. I do not get into that zone of being happy or sad about life. I am a bit of a neutral person. I want to live my life simply, play cricket. What happened on the ground, keep it there. Think about it for a few minutes and forget it when I leave the ground.”advertisement”On tours, with all these youngsters coming in, like Jemi [Jemimah Rodrigues], Aru [Arundhati Reddy], Radha [Yadav], Harleen [Deol] they are always in my room, doing stupid things, talking the most stupid things. I have not watched a movie alone on my iPad over the last 11 months while touring, which is rare. Even if I am watching, there are four-five people watching with me almost all the time. I enjoy being around them,” Mandhana told ESPN Cricinfo.Mithali Raj has been the spine of Indian women’s team and Mandhana has said that she has a lot to offer to the team and youngsters are constantly learning from her.”The sense of responsibility she has shown over these years. There was a phase of ten years when Indian batting used to depend on her. The fact that she never cribbed about it, and took on that pressure – that is one thing I would like to have in my head because it is hard when you know your wicket is important and that if you lose your wicket, the course of the match might change.”That is a very difficult space to be in as a batter. But she has been consistent, despite being in that headspace – that is a big task. She is calm and relaxed even if there are, say, two or three dot balls. I used to get a bit panicky earlier, but she has always been calm,” Madhana said.Mandhana is currently performing the duties of captain in the T20 series against England as Harmanpreet Kaur was earlier ruled out of the series.She would be hoping to take her team to a series victory over England. Having lost the first 20, India would hope to bounce back strongly.India take on England in the second T20 of the three-match series at Guwahati on Thursday, March 07.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Smriti Mandhana ICC Cricketer of the Year award had a huge impact on me: Smriti MandhanaSmriti Mandhana has achieved a great deal of success at a reasonably young age and she has said that does not like to complicate her life and she is taking everything that is coming her way.advertisement
zoom The Russian shipping major Sovcomflot has seen its net profit for the third quarter of 2016 drop by 36.2 percent to USD 52.1 million from USD 81.6 million reported in the same quarter a year earlier.The company’s gross revenue for the period was down to USD 359.1 million from USD 386.2 million seen in the third quarter of 2015, representing a decrease of 7 percent.“Despite the tanker market conditions being challenging in the third quarter, with spot rates under notable pressure – for the key tanker classes, the rates have dropped by more than a half year-on-year – Sovcomflot achieved good results for the period,” Sergey Frank, President and CEO of PAO Sovcomflot, said.“We have consolidated further our leading positions in several segments of the global energy shipping market, and have also expanded our long-term time-charter portfolio,” Frank added.During the third quarter ended September 30, 2016, the shipping firm finalized the acquisition of nine ice-class tankers of MR, LRII, and Aframax classes following a successful bid at auction of assets of Primorsk International Shipping Ltd (PRISCO).“During the third quarter, we also remained alert to opportunities to add vessels to our fleet that represent a good strategic fit. Over the period we acquired eleven modern and well maintained vessels, that help enhance the overall performance of our fleet and contribute to achieving SCF’s strategic goals,” Frank said.Additionally, the company concluded long-term credit facilities with several international banks in the third quarter for a total amount of USD 252 million, to complete a series of debt fundraisings totalling USD 1.26 billion, enabling Sovcomflot’s capex requirements to be fully covered.SCF’s net profit for the first nine months of 2016 was at USD 218.1 million, compared to a net profit of USD 297.9 million reported in the same period in 2015, representing a drop of 26.8 percent, while its gross revenue decreased by 8.5 percent to USD 1.03 billion from USD 1.13 billion recorded a year earlier.Over the first nine months of 2016, SCF said that five new vessels were launched, including pioneering 172,600 m3 capacity ice breaking LNG carrier (Arc7 ice class) for Yamal LNG project in January, three new Arctic shuttle tankers for Novy Port project in February, April, June, and a new ice-breaking supply vessel to serve Sakhalin-2 project in June.Sovcomflot, a company involved in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as servicing offshore upstream oil and gas installations and equipment, has a fleet of 153 vessels with a total deadweight of 13 million tonnes.
TORONTO — The Ontario government’s decision to repeal a modernized sex-ed curriculum does not violate a transgender girl’s rights, the province’s human rights tribunal decided Thursday.The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismissed the argument that the government was discriminating against the 11-year-old sixth-grader — identified only as AB — by not including mandatory lessons on gender identity in the curriculum at the time she filed the complaint.The tribunal said a separate court decision in favour of the government made the girl’s complaint moot.The Divisional Court ruled in February that it is the role of elected officials, not the courts, to make legislation and policy decisions, noting that government lawyers said teachers were allowed to go beyond what is in the new curriculum.“While the applicant is worried that she may experience increased victimization, her fear is speculative because it is now clear to all school boards and teachers what is required of them,” adjudicators Jennifer Scott and Brenda Bowlby wrote, noting that the court affirmed that teachers are required to include all students in the sex-ed curriculum.“There is now no uncertainty about the sex education that she will receive,” they wrote. “Her teachers must include her because the code and charter require them to teach in an inclusive manner.” Since the girl’s hearing before the tribunal in January, the Progressive Conservative government introduced a sex-ed curriculum that returns to teaching gender identity and consent.But the lessons on gender identity will happen in Grade 8 — later than it would have under the modernized curriculum introduced by the previous Liberal government in 2015.The girl testified in January that she wasn’t sure how classmates would treat her if subjects such as gender identity and gender expression were not required, and voiced concerns about going to a bigger school next year for Grade 7.“I don’t know what the students have been taught,” she said at the time.The challenge before the Divisional Court — which was brought by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association — differed from the human rights case because it did not focus on the effects on LGBTQ students.The applicants in that case argued that the changes infringed teachers’ freedom of expression and put students at risk by failing to be inclusive.But the tribunal opted to lean on the court decision because the government used the same defence in each case.“In order for the applicant to succeed, we would be required to find that the Divisional Court erred,” Scott and Bowlby wrote. “That, in essence, amounts to stepping into the shoes of an appellate court.”Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has given the green light to a pair of British Columbia class-action suits alleging a global price-fixing conspiracy by electronics firms.The suits, filed by Whistler, B.C., businessman Neil Godfrey, allege the companies overcharged buyers of optical disc drives and products containing them, such as computers and video-game consoles.The cases, involving more than 40 defendants, including powerhouses such as Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Philips, Panasonic and Pioneer, were certified as class actions, decisions upheld on appeal.Godfrey is seeking compensation for all B.C. residents who purchased the products between Jan. 1, 2004, and Jan. 1, 2010.The proposed class also includes so-called umbrella purchasers — people who bought products that were not made or supplied by the companies in question — based on the theory that the conspiracy led other manufacturers to set higher prices as well.Godfrey launched the main action in September 2010, but a separate one against Pioneer did not come until August 2013, leading the company to argue it began after the expiry of a two-year limitation period.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2019.The Canadian Press
The creative team includes Set and Costume Designer Pierre-Étienne Locas; Lighting Designer Martin Sirois; Composer and Soundscape Designer Pierre Guy Blanchard; Assistant Director Audrey Blouin; Fight Designer Jean-François Gagnon; Acrobatic Movement Designer Hugues Sarra-Bournet; Make-up Designer Suzanne Trépanier; Voice Coach Marie-Lise Hétu; Stage Manager Marie-Chantal Bonin.Schedule: https://www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/shows-tickets/what-if-romeo-juliet/Young People’s Theatre | 165 Front Street East, TorontoTickets: $10-$39, HST & service charges extra; subject to change without notice | Online: youngpeoplestheatre.ca Box Office: 416.862.2222 x2For more information visit youngpeoplestheatre.ca Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Young People’s Theatre (YPT) welcomes back the exuberantly physical DynamO Théâtre with a unique take on Shakespeare’s timeless classic. What If Romeo & Juliet… explores how Romeo & Juliet might have ended differently. Would alternative choices have altered the fatal outcomes of rivalry and prejudice? What if Romeo & Juliet… will be presented on the Mainstage from October 10th to 19th.This engaging reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s most famous love story exemplifies YPT’s season theme: the spirited motivation of young people to change the world around them. This engaging production is a perfect representation of that, conveyed in this case through stunning acrobatic movement.What If Romeo & Juliet… is Created and Directed by Jackie Gosselin, performed by Rosalie Dell’Aniello, Jérémie Earp, Agathe Foucault, and Rémy Savard, with Shakespeare’s voice by Lucien Bergeron. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter
Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Donovan McNabb are among the NFL players named in the sexual harassment lawsuit. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for #Culinary Kickoff/Justin K. Aller/Getty Images/Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)Another sexual harassment scandal has been unleashed and this time it affects personnel at the NFL Network. Jami Cantor, a former wardrobe stylist for the NFL Network, has filed an amended complaint against NFL Enterprises, according to Bloomberg. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday, Dec. 11, implicates current and former employees. They include on-air talent Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor of the NFL Network and ESPN’s Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis. Well women have now gone after NFL people on sexual harassment charges, when will it end, only after all men R accused, money dries up!— larry rea (@larrea07) December 12, 2017Others found the claims disturbing.Reading through the story on the sexual harassment lawsuit naming NFL Network executives and ex-players by former wardrobe stylist. Actually wanting to throw up reading this quote. THIS IS WHY WOMEN STAY SILENT. pic.twitter.com/Dvzu3iijA4— Amy Campbell (@MsAmyCampbell) December 12, 2017 So how isn’t Marc watts suspended? Her story has to many holes in it. Can’t say I believe her as of now— Lord Brunson (@LordBrunson) December 12, 2017 As a female i agree..anyone can point and say your guilty and then their world torn apart. When you have proof its a different ball game. Gonna make men scared to socialize with a woman or be polite even..sad— Proud American (@Hebron4824) December 12, 2017 Just disgusting— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN) December 12, 2017And more wondered if such allegations are making men guilty by default.The NFL Network suspensions show we have reached a tipping point in society. A tipping point where accusations by women outweigh due process. I’m not saying the accusations are false. They could either be true or false. Dangerous times when a persons sex automatically means guilt— Jake Highwell (@JakeHighwell) December 12, 2017 Each of the ex-NFLers has been suspended during investigations that have been launched as a result of the filing.Among Cantor’s allegations, she said Taylor sent her “sexually inappropriate” photos of him masturbating. USA Today reported that Hall of Famer Faulk is accused of “fondling [Cantor’s] breasts and groping her behind” and exposing his genitals. Evans, the suit claims, “constantly propositioned [Cantor] to have sex with him.” Warren Sapp, who was fired from NFL Network in 2015, allegedly “gave sex toys as a Christmas gifts three years in a row [and] showed [Cantor] nude pictures of numerous women he claimed to have slept with.”Cantor also alleges former NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger sent “several nude pictures of himself and sexually explicit texts” and put his groin against her before asking her to touch it.The filing also said ESPN analyst Davis “asked [Cantor] to have rough sex with him, and said that he wanted to choke [her] from behind until [she] begged him to stop.” McNabb allegedly explicitly texted the accuser multiple times to ask about a specific sex act.Sexual Harassment In Entertainment and MediaTracee Ellis Ross Schools Men on ‘Rules of Touch’ in Faux BookMatt Lauer Says He’s ‘Truly Sorry’ After Bombshell Sexual Harassment Reports Come to LightAmanda Seales Calls for Women to ‘Expose’ Sexual PredatorsAs the filing made headlines, some bashed the accuser.MONEY GRAB ALERT 🚨 pic.twitter.com/WU3yWTo6uf— GK_ALLDAY (@kene_gim) December 12, 2017 Yeah, I smell fear. You don’t have to be convicted in court to lose your job, dude. All you have to do is put your employer at risk or make them look bad and you’re out. I guess you’re next.— evilzenmuppet (@evilzenmuppet) December 12, 2017
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFormer Clerk says No-confidence motion against Coalition Govt must be given priorityNovember 23, 2018In “latest news”34 votes for majority argument “absolute rubbish”- former AFC executiveDecember 30, 2018In “latest news”No-confidence vote certified, will not be reviewed– Clerk of HouseDecember 28, 2018In “latest news” Longest serving Clerk of the National Assembly, Frank Narain, has rubbished the notion being peddled by Government representatives that 34 votes was required to determine majority for the passage of the no-confidence motion.Former Clerk of the National Assembly, Frank NarainNarain in an interview with this publication on Friday said this notion is not supported anywhere in the Constitution of Guyana.Narain noted that in Guyana’s circumstance, there is nothing in the Constitution supporting arguments that out of 65 Members of Parliament, 34 is a majority. Narain added that it comes down to basic Mathematics.“I’m a simple man. And in my simplicity, I know that one more than half of the number is a majority. So, in all my life I accepted that in our present case of 65, 33 is a majority. The Constitution uses the word majority, only.”“It doesn’t describe that majority by any other word. It just says a majority of all the elected members. A majority is a simple majority… this is a simple matter in (any) layman opinion,” Narain added.Narain, who served as Clerk of the National Assembly from the 1960s until his retirement in 2002, questioned whether proponents of this alternate mathematical formula were just trying to stir up trouble.Since the passage of the motion on December 21, 2018, some observers have sought to question the motion’s validity even as the vote has already been certified, which cleared the path for elections to be held in three months’ time.The original proponent of the 34-vote argument is Attorney Nigel Hughes, a former Alliance For Change (AFC) member who told State media that half of 65 is 32.5 but when rounded to the nearest whole number this would be 33 as there is no half member.He had therefore suggested that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) needed 34 to secure majority. This argument has however been met with derision from several sections of society and legal experts.Giving his take on the matter, outspoken political commentator and lawyer Christopher Ram was at a loss as to why last Friday’s vote is being questioned, alluding that 33 out of 65 constitutes a majority.“What is a majority? A majority is the greater number or the greater part so if you’re saying 34 is the majority then what are you saying that we have 66 members in the National Assembly or do you take away their seats? It defies logic and it defies law,” Ram had opined.Ram had also expressed his hope that the polls, due by March 19, 2019, would not be stalled.“Mr Nigel Hughes is reading words in the Constitution that are not there. The Constitution certainly does not say that; it says a majority… I am hoping that [the comments] are for academic excitement and not intended to stall any process or to create and sow confusion – that is my concern,” Ram had posited.In keeping with the Guyana Bar Association’s recent endorsement of the validity of the no-confidence vote, Ram said it must “absolutely” be accepted.The Association, headed by Attorney Kamal Ramkarran had said on Wednesday that to suggest that the recently passed No-confidence Motion was not validly passed is erroneous.The Bar Association had urged that “the results and consequences of the motion be accepted and that urgent preparations for elections by the Elections Commission be started,” in keeping with Article 106(6) of the Constitution.Even the current Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Issacs, has said that he would not be conducting a review of the vote.The Clerk had, in fact, issued a certificate validating the successful passage of the motion.
Original equipment manufacturer FLSmidth is poised to supply a complete Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP) for a junior mining company. “We have been given limited detailed engineering release, pending completion of project funding for execution, which is anticipated for early this year,” Terence Osborn, Capital Sales & Marketing Manager, Mineral Processing South Africa, says. “For FLSmidth to have this project is a significant testament to our ‘One Source’ capabilities in the coal sector.”Osborn ascribes FLSmidth’s success in securing this project to its unique ‘One Source’ approach. This is based on the idea that “once a client has bought our technology, they are committed to a long-term relationship with us. We know that they will have a need for ongoing support from a spares, technology and even an operational maintenance point of view,” he says.For example, FLSmidth currently has a major operations and maintenance (O&M) contract for five cement plants in Nigeria. It has also just completed a full two-year maintenance contract for a concentrator in Zambia. “We have commenced with an O&M contract for a crushing circuit, including a high pressure grinding roller, for a major South African platinum producer.”In terms of the services that FLSmidth is able to offer in this regard, these range from ad hoc inspections to routine inspections, guidance with planned maintenance, spares supply and support services to client maintenance works, all the way to full O&M contracts, including spares supply.FLSmidth has been operating successfully for over a century in Africa, where many mine sites are remote and hampered by a lack of infrastructure and services. “We not only have project references in a large number of countries, but have strong representation in all the major mining markets in Africa, across all the commodities,” Osborn says.“Our spectrum is so broad that we have products for almost any type of flow sheet. Due to the remoteness of most of our African customers, it is important that we assist them not only with stockholding management and spares supply, but also to give guidance in terms of the reliability of the equipment,” Osborn concludes.
French uranium producer Areva has become Orano. Refocused on nuclear materials development and waste management, Orano’s activities encompass mining, conversion-enrichment, used fuel recycling, nuclear logistics, dismantling and engineering. The group has 16,000 employees, with a revenue of €4 billion and an order backlog that represents the equivalent of nearly eight years of revenue. Its mining and conversion-enrichment activities place it in the top three worldwide. The name Orano has its etymological roots in the word “uranium”, from which nuclear fuel is produced. Ouranos, the Greek god who became Uranus in Roman mythology and from whom the planet Uranus takes its name, was later to serve as a point of reference when the term “uranium” was created.Philippe Knoche, CEO of Orano: “Orano symbolizes a new start. A new start that has been under preparation for several years now. We have set up a new organizational structure, a new business plan, a new strategic action plan and a new social contract. Our new identity is the natural result of all this.“Our new name symbolizes our conviction: nuclear power has a future, as it is a competitive, low-carbon energy that creates jobs. Orano has all it needs to play a key role in this. We have high ambitions for Orano, namely for it to become the leader in the production and recycling of nuclear materials, waste management, and dismantling within the next ten years. I have full confidence in our capacity to give nuclear energy its full value.“I am very proud of leading this group and the men and women who are part of it.”The company has mines in operation in Canada, Kazakhstan and Niger.
Un implant rétinien pourrait aider les aveugles à voir les formesDes scientifiques viennent de développer un implant qui a permis à trois patients aveugles de discerner les formes et les objets après quelques jours de traitement. Ce procédé pourrait devenir monnaie courante d’ici cinq ans pour certains types de cécité.Plus de 200.000 personnes à travers le monde pourraient voir leur vie radicalement changer dans quelques années grâce à cet implant rétinien, développé par des chercheurs allemands. Le procédé permettrait à cette partie de la population, aveugle à cause d’une maladie oculaire appelée la rétinite pigmentaire, de voir les formes des objets.À lire aussiL’haemolacria, quand les yeux se mettent à pleurer du sangL’implant se fixe sous la rétine et remplace directement les récepteurs de lumière, détruits par la maladie chez ces patients. L’étape suivante pour l’implant consiste à utiliser les fonctions naturelles de l’oeil qui permettent le traitement de l’image pour en obtenir une stable.Eberhart Zrenner, directeur de l’entreprise Retinal Implant AG qui est en train de développer ce mécanisme, prévoit de continuer l’expérimentation sur 25 à 50 patients en Europe.Dans un entretien accordé à l’agence Reuters, il explique que “les personnes qui ont désormais l’implant fixé sous leur rétine possèdent une vision suffisante pour pouvoir affronter le quotidien”.Selon l’étude, publiée dans la revue Proceedings of the Royal Society B, un patient aveugle a pu, grâce à cet implant, identifier et trouver des objets posés sur une table. Il était également capable de faire le tour d’une pièce seul.L’implant en question se présente sous la forme d’un disque minuscule d’un dixième de millimètre d’épaisseur. Il possède environ 1.500 capteurs de lumière connectés à des amplificateurs et des électrodes.Le 3 novembre 2010 à 12:03 • Emmanuel Perrin
The woman said the incident left her feeling invaded. She said she’ll never plug the device in again.The family contacted Amazon but an engineer could not provide them with an explanation of what caused the issue.“We really appreciate you bringing this to our attention, this is something we need to fix,” the engineer said, according to the family.Amazon released a statement from a spokesperson that reads, “Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like ‘Alexa.’ Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a ‘send message’ request. At which point, Alexa said out loud ‘To whom?’ At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customer’s contact list. Alexa then asked out loud, ‘[contact name], right?’ Alexa then interpreted background conversation as ‘right.’ As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely.”The family is looking to get a refund for their device.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PORTLAND, Ore. (WSVN) — A family in Oregon wants answers from Amazon after they say their Echo device recorded a private conversation in their home and shared it with someone nearly 200 miles away.An audio recording of a couple’s conversation inside their Portland home was sent to someone in their contact list who lives in Seattle, according to KIRO.The woman, who did not want to be identified, told the news outlet that one of her husband’s employees received the recording and immediately reached out to warn them that they had been hacked.“The person on the other line said ‘unplug your Alexa devices right now. You’re being hacked,’” the woman said.The couple did not initially believe it, until the man recounted their conversation that they believed was private.“We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audio files of recordings from inside our house,” she told the station. “At first, my husband was, like, ‘no you didn’t!’ And [he] said, ‘You sat there talking about hardwood floors.’ And we said, ‘oh gosh, you really did hear us.’”The man then sent the recordings to the couple so they could hear it for themselves.
Modern Luxury has tapped Lynn Scotti as group publisher of Beach, The Hamptons and Manhattan magazines. She will be replacing Debra Halpert who recently announced her departure from the company in order to establish a marketing firm, Monroe East Consulting. This hire follows Modern Luxury’s other major masthead change with the resignation of Samantha Yanks, former editor-in-chief of Hamptons and Gotham magazines.Emily Cooke, currently deputy editor at Harper’s, is moving over to The New Republic to become the magazine’s editorial director, reporting to editor J.J. Gould. It’s a newly created role, in which Cooke will oversee day-to-day editorial operations and expand TNR‘s coverage of culture, tech, and business.“Emily’s an unusual talent and perfect for TNR,” said Gould in a statement. “She’s an experienced, deft manager with a capacious mind and a creative spirit. We’re really lucky to be able to welcome her as a colleague.” Galerie magazine has appointed a new editor-in-chief, Jacqueline Terrebonne, who was formerly the design editor for the brand since the magazine’s launch in 2016, and prior to that held the role of design projects editor at Architectural Digest. Terrebonne will be replacing Margaret Russell, who is leaving the post that she took on in 2017, in order to pursue other projects and positions in the design industry, including her role as honorary dean at Savannah College of Art and Design.Other hires for the brand include the appointment of Jennifer Ash Rudick to editor-at-large, who has written for Forbes, WWD, W magazine, Town & Country, and Veranda and is also the producer of the emmy-nominated documentary IRIS, and Rozalia Jovanovic, who will take on the role of digital director. Jovanovic was previously editor-in-chief of artnet News. In Jovanovic’s new position, she will work closely with Terrebonne and oversee the strategy and develop content to drive engagement across Galerie’s digital and social channels.National Public Radio’s Timothy “Timmhotep” Cornwall was tapped as Pitchfork’s newest senior editor where he will focus on expanding the site’s hip-hop coverage including assigning and editing stories, and writing features, opinion pieces and reviews. He will report to managing editor Matthew Schnipper.Timmhotep brings to his new role an extensive background in music reporting, most recently serving as an associate producer and editor for NPR where he led NPR Music’s hip-hop and R&B coverage, as well as produced and appeared on episodes of All Songs Considered.SHAPE has appointed Jen Widerstrom as its newest contributing fitness director, expanding her former role and responsibilities as a SHAPE Advisory Board member. Serving as a brand ambassador and fitness expert across SHAPE’s print, digital, social and experiential platforms, Widerstrom will also continue overseeing her “Ask Jen” column. New York Post has reported that Bauer Publishing has let go of its In Touch, Life & Style and Closer general editor, news, Alexander Hitchen.Jen Copeland was named senior editor of big-game offshore fishing publication Marlin, taking on the responsibilities of content production across all brand channels including print, video and social. She had freelanced for several years with the brand, and will assist in the brand’s expansion under editor-in-chief Same White.The Atlantic’s former contributing editor, Michelle Cottle is joining the New York Times as lead opinion writer on national politics.The New York Times has added several new appointments to its new stand-alone parenting subscription product. Jessica Grose will be taking on the role of lead editor for the product, leaving her current role as editor of Lenny Letter. Youngna Park is leaving her post as chief operating officer of Tinybop, and taking on the role of product lead at the Times. David Yee, former lead of Vox’s CMS team, will be leading the technology team.Will Sommer is joining The Daily Beast to cover tech and digital culture. He most recently comes from The Hill and will be bringing Right Richter, his newsletter coving right-wing media, to the site. Samira NasrVanity Fair has tapped Samira Nasr as its executive fashion director, a day after editor-in-chief Radhika Jones’s latest batch of cuts, including the dismissal of fashion director Michael Carl. About five other staffers were dismissed from the brand from a variety of departments this week, continuing the trend of Jones’s setting her stamp on the publication.Nasr is joining Vanity Fair from her most recent stint as fashion director at Elle, and prior to that, as style director at InStyle. She will be filling a new role that was created in an effort to keep payroll costs down by combining elements from Carl’s position along with elements from former creative director, fashion and style Jessica Diehl‘s position, who left the brand in March.In a note to staffers, Jones praised Nasr’s “discerning eye and creative spirit.”Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
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