Deputy Premier supports Trial by Jury return to Constitution

first_img Related Items:aierra missick, clarence selver, Constitutional Review Committee, trial by jury House Member calls for more time on Immigration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Youth Parliament Launched; Looking for Passionate people Youth Parliament relaunch set for July 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaes, 02 Feb 2015 – The presentation in Parliament of the Constitutional Review Committee Report evoked discussion on whether there should be greater education on the TCI Constitution for school aged children. Opposition Appointed Member Clarence Selver suggested; the Education Minister liked the idea.“Bring in our constitution should be taking place within the schools, which I am sure there is some element of it taking place maybe not as detailed as one would wish, but nonetheless as we move forward I think it’s important that our people are aware of the document and the gravitas of this document.” Hon. Akierra Missick in her presentation on the report said she believes the document may be missing something important to some islanders. “That the 15 constituent seats be single constituent seats versus the current 10 constituent seats and then the five island wide districts; I just remembered that there was so much passion…”The Deputy Premier is also pro the return of trial by jury as the right of a defendant, alone. “It’s such a fundamental position to be in as a defendant in a criminal matter where your liberty is at stake that the power should truly rest with the defendant, the person who can lose their position, their liberty.” Recommended for youlast_img read more

Sports Illustrated Sees Advertising Uptick

first_imgOffering free or aggressively discounted print ads is “not the strategy” for SI, Griffing said.The advertising improvement is significant for SI following a 14.9 percent drop in ad pages through the first half, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. Golf Magazine pages, meanwhile, tumbled 37.3 percent through the first six months.In terms of ads, the remainder of the year is shaping up to be better but SI isn’t out of the woods, yet. “The third quarter is looking better than the first and second quarters, but we’re running up, year-over-year, on a third quarter last year during which we had some pretty big issues,” Griffing said. “In terms of proposals, though, RFPs have been up anywhere from 10 percent to 20 percent, depending on the week.”While so many print magazines are hanging on by a thread, Griffing said the SI Group is “feeling good.” “Print is not dying and we are not on a respirator,” he said. “Just like with the housing market, it depends on who you ask, but things do look like they’re improving.” It appears that Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Group is seeing some initial glimmers of light at the end of the long, dark, print advertising tunnel. The group today said that ad pages increased 45 percent year-over-year—to 80.3 pages—for its September 7 NFL preview issue.In addition, the magazine’s August 17 College Football Preview issue saw ad pages climb 15 percent, to 45.17 pages, compared to the same issue in 2008. Golf Magazine, which also is managed by the SI Group, saw ad pages grow 8 percent for its September issue.Beyond selling marketers on SI’s custom media offerings, “it’s been about great timing and the stars aligning,” group advertising sales vice president Jeff Griffing told FOLIO:. “First, football season is about to begin. Second, in tough times like these, people are looking for community—they want to crack open an issue of Sports Illustrated and read about their favorite sports teams. At the end of the day, marketers want to buy an audience, and that’s been strong for us. That’s why we’ve been in the conversation.”last_img read more

Longtime Vogue Editor Leaves for Snapchat People on the Move

first_imgSelby DrummondVogue accessories and special projects editor, Selby Drummond, is leaving Condé Nast after seven years with the company to take on the newly created role of head of fashion and beauty partnerships at Snap Inc., Snapchat’s parent company. She will begin her new position in mid-October and will report to head of talent partnerships Lauren Gallo. In the new role, Drummond will be responsible for all of Snap Inc.’s strategy and outreach efforts to fashion designers, industry creators, and influencers, and will lead engagement efforts around major events in the fashion and beauty space.According to a report from Business of Fashion, a replacement for Drummond hasn’t been named, however, “a representative for Vogue said her responsibilities will be redistributed among the Vogue market team by fashion director Virginia Smith.” As the accessories and special projects director, Drummond oversaw a department of 11 editors and freelancers who were responsible for all coverage of shoes, bags, jewelry and small accessories. She also represented Vogue at domestic and international fashion weeks and events in order to source talent and identify trends that were then covered in print and digital.Jon GluckHere are the rest of this week’s people on the move… The first Hearst Magazines staffers have been let go under new president Troy Young. Executive director of editorial talent, Jon Gluck, and VP of communications, Flavie Lemarchand-Wood, both of whom were hired in September 2017, have been dismissed from the company, according to a New York Post report. Gluck, who was hired by former chief content officer Joanna Coles, joined Hearst from Condé Nast where he had served as the managing editor of Vogue. Lemarchand-Wood formerly worked at Priceline where she was VP of global communications.Michael CarlFormer fashion director of Vanity Fair, Michael Carl, who was let go soon after editor-in-chief Radhika Jones took over at the magazine, was appointed as the first VP of press and influence at Paris-based luxury brand, Hermès, WWD reports. Prior to VF, Carl worked at Nylon and Interview. He begins this new position next week in the New York office, and will report to SVP of communications, Peter Malachi.  The sale of Purch’s U.S.-based consumer-facing brands and its RAMP ad tech platform to UK-based Future plc was completed today, and Purch’s remaining business-focused b2b unit has been rebranded as Former president and COO of Purch, Doug Llewellyn, has been named CEO of, while the company’s former CEO Greg Mason will remain an advisor to its board. In his new capacity, Llewellyn and his team will continue to focus on expanding the marketplace of small business owners through multiple channels.“Doug had the vision to identify and acquire businesses complementary to Purch to create and is the ideal person to lead this business to future successes,” said Ralph Terkowitz, a representative of the board, in a statement.  Rob YagidB2B residential construction and remodeling publisher, Fine Homebuilding, announced two promotions this week in response to its growing initiative, #KeepCraftAlive, which serves as an industry leadership program that supports those who want to pursue a path in skilled trades.Rob Yagid, who currently serves as the brand’s editorial director and has been at Fine Homebuilding Magazine since 2007, is taking over as the founder and executive director of Keep Craft Alive. Yagid started the program as a social media hashtag to showcase pride in construction craft and has sense developed it into a scholarship and educational awareness opportunity within the industry.In response to Yagid’s appointment, Justin Fink has been promoted to editorial director of Fine Homebuilding. Fink has been with the brand since 2004, starting as an editorial intern, and most recently held the role of editor. “[Fink] has worked so closely with Rob over the years, this transition will be seamless and allow for us to flourish under Justin’s editorial vision, while Rob builds out the next phase of #KeepCraftAlive,” said group publisher/SVP Renee Jordan in a statement.Toby Harnden was tapped as the Washington Examiner’s new managing editor. Starting Oct. 1, he will replace Philip Klein, who has served in that capacity since 2015. Klein is moving to executive editor in order to focus more on writing. Harnden is currently the Washington bureau chief for The Sunday Times of London.Politico New York’s state Capitol bureau chief Jimmy Vielkind is joining The Wall Street Journal to cover New York politics. Vielkind was a founding member of Politico New York’s state Capitol bureau and was named bureau chief in November 2013, where he currently coordinates the largest bureau at the capitol, reports and writes articles and analyses state politics, and has been a regular contributor to Politico New York’s magazine. He has reported on New York state government and politics since 2008, first as a correspondent for the New York Observer and later at the Albany Times Union. Taha AhmedTaha Ahmed was appointed to Forbes’ newly created position of strategic investment associate. In this management role, Ahmed will be responsible for focusing on mergers and acquisitions, strategic and venture investments, and partnerships, as well as helping to identify areas of future growth within digital media for the company, including in emerging areas, such as artificial intelligence, fintech and blockchain. Ahmed joins the brand after three years at Group Nine Media, where he most recently held the title of manager, corporate development & strategic planning. Before that, he served a Goldman Sachs analyst. “With the addition of Taha, we will be developing a more robust acquisition strategy for future innovation and growth,” said Mike Federle, CEO of Forbes Media in a statement. Former Bloomberg Law president, Scott Mozarsky, is joining Vannin Capital as its managing director. Mozarsky departed Bloomberg Law this summer, but prior to that, had been responsible for leading Bloomberg’s business across the legal market and for guiding the Bloomberg Next organization across Bloomberg’s industry verticals, including Bloomberg BNA, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. In his new role, Mozarsky will be responsible for the overall North American business and will be located in Vannin’s New York City office. Bloomberg tapped Simon Casey as its new leader of the brand’s energy coverage in the Americas. Since 2015, Casey served as the agricultural team leader for the company, and James Attwood, current metals and mining coverage leader, is set to succeed him in that role. Casey joined Bloomberg in 2003 as a commodities reporter and prior to that, spend four years as an online editor and deputy editor of Metal Bulletin.The Outline, the culture website startup by Joshua Topolsky—which recently raised over $5 million in its second fundraising effort—reportedly laid off six of its 24 employees according to tweets from the recently dismissed staffers. Staff writer Paris Martineau‏ announced that “The Outline just laid off all their staff writers,” and site developer Erik Hinton also confirmed that he had been laid off along with several other co-workers from the brand. Other layoffs include staff writer Ann-Derrick Gaillot, executive assistant and office manager Wynton Wong, and front-end developer Anneka Goss, according to a tweet from managing editor of U.S. Press Freedom Tracker Peter Sterne.Sarah HofstetterFormer CEO and current chairwoman of 360i, Sarah Hofstetter, was hired by comScore as its new president, effective Oct. 4. In her new role, Hofstetter will be responsible for comScore’s commercial strategy, including marketing and sales, as well as the continued advancement of the company’s Movies Reporting & Analytics product group.In her 13 years at 360i, Hofstetter helped to building the company from a small interactive shop into a multinational advertising agency with over 1,000 employees, and has built partnerships with brands like Coca-Cola, Mondelēz International, NBCUniversal and Nestle.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For April 15 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, April 15, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of rain and sleet before 7am, then sleet likely between 7am and 5pm, then freezing rain and sleet likely after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no sleet accumulation expected.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing I may be able to update this post.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For February 25, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For February 11, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For February 4, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Jordan PM resigns after mass protest

first_imgJordanian King Abdullah II (L) and replaced prime minister Hani Al-Mulki attend an official lunch meeting at the Royal Palace in Amman. File Photo: AFPJordan’s King Abdullah replaced his prime minister on Monday in a move to defuse the biggest protests in years over IMF-backed reforms that have hit the poor.Government plans to lift taxes have brought thousands of people onto the streets in the capital Amman and other parts of Jordan since last week, shaking a U.S.-allied Arab country that has remained stable through years of regional turmoil.King Abdullah appointed Omar al-Razzaz, a former World Bank economist, to form the new government after accepting Hani Mulki’s resignation, a ministerial source said. Razzaz was education minister in Mulki’s government.While some celebrated the change of government, the head of the Professional Unions Association said a strike planned for Wednesday would go ahead unless the draft income tax law was withdrawn.Police chief Major General Fadel al-Hamoud said security forces had detained 60 people for breaking the law in protests so far, and 42 security force members had been injured, but protests remained under control.”Rest assured, Jordan is a safe and secure country, and things are under control,” said Major General Hussein Hawatmeh, head of the Gendarmerie security department, appearing along with Hamoud at a news conference.Jordan, which has a peace treaty with Israel, has navigated years of instability at its borders, including wars in Iraq and Syria and conflict in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.But the instability has hit the economy of a country that is poor in resources and hosts close to 700,000 Syrian refugees. Unemployment among Jordanians stands at 18.4 percent, according to Jordan’s department of statistics.Public anger has grown over government policies since a steep general sales tax hike earlier this year and the abolition of bread subsidies, both measures driven by the International Monetary Fund.In a sign the tax hikes could be shelved, the official Petra news agency, citing the speaker of parliament, said lawmakers were on course to ask the king’s permission to hold an exceptional session, with a majority demanding the changes be withdrawn.”For us, our cause is the draft income tax law. The individuals (in government) do not concern us if they change, we want to change the approach of the government,” said Ali al-Abous, head of the Professional Unions Association.Demonstrators who have converged for nightly protests near the Cabinet office have said they would disband only if the government rescinded the tax bill it sent to parliament last month.TIME FOR “MIDDLE GROUND”Razzaz is a Harvard-educated economist who served with the World Bank in both Washington and the region.Officials said he had been an opponent of reforms that hurt the poor. His appointment nevertheless sends a positive message to foreign donors that Jordan will press ahead with reforms, though in a gradual way, they said.”I believe they have time to amend the law, to withdraw the law and make a new one that is more of a middle ground between the public demands and what the government wants,” said Mufleh Aqel, a prominent Jordanian banker.The IMF approved a three-year extended arrangement with Jordan in 2016 to support economic and financial reform to lower public debt and encourage structural reforms.Jordan has backed down on reforms in the past, fearing a social backlash. Until Mulki’s government, the lifting of bread subsidies and tax changes have been pushed back repeatedly.Jordan was rocked by unrest in 2012 when the IMF told the government to lift gasoline prices.Mulki, a business-friendly politician, was appointed in May 2016 and given the responsibility of reviving a sluggish economy and business sentiment. The tax increases had caused his popularity to plummet.The protests widened on Saturday after Mulki refused to scrap a bill increasing personal and corporate taxes, saying it was up to parliament to decide.The government says it needs more funds for public services and argues that the tax changes reduce social disparities by placing a heavier burden on high earners. Opponents say a tough IMF-imposed fiscal consolidation plan has worsened the plight of poorer Jordanians and squeezed the middle class.Jordan’s economy has struggled to grow in the past few years in the face of chronic deficits, as private foreign capital and aid flows have declined.last_img read more