Jacqueline Detwiler has been named senior editor at Popular Mechanics. She was previously senior editor at United Hemispheres.TV Guide has promoted Doug Brod to editor-in-chief, and Michael Schneider to executive editor. Brod moves from his role as executive editor, and Schneider from Los Angeles bureau chief at the magazine.InStyle.com has named John Darby as general manager. He was previously vice president of marketing at Streeteasy.Vendome Healthcare Media, publisher of Healthcare Informatics, has named Tony Carrini as its new director of digital and custom sales, East Coast. Previously he oversaw sales and marketing for Health Data Management and Information Management.Amanda Silverman has been promoted from managing editor to deputy editor at The New Republic.Good Housekeeping announced several hires and promotions:Melissa Geurs has been named deputy design director. She joined from Chatelaine, where she was design director.April Franzino returns to GH as beauty director. She started her career there as an assistant beauty editor in 2007, and most recently worked as beauty editor at Self.Rachel Rothman has been promoted to technical director from technical manager of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.Bloomberg Media Group has named Keith Grossman as publisher of Bloomberg Digital. He took this new role at the company after working as associate publisher for Wired and Ars Technica.Craig Marks has returned to SPIN magazine as editor-in-chief. He was an editor there from 1991-1999, and most recently worked as editorial director at BlogTalkRadio.Alyssa Mastromonaco has become contributing editor at Marie Claire. She was previously the deputy chief of staff at The White House. John Temple has joined First Look Media as president of audience and products. He has spent the last year at Stanford University as a senior fellow in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program.Lynne Segall has been promoted to executive vice president and group publisher at The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard. She had been the senior vice president and publisher at The Hollywood Reporter.Condé Nast Traveler has named Jennifer Hicks as associate publisher of sales. She had been vice president of advertising at The New Republic.Stefanie Rapp has been promoted to associate publisher at Wired from her role as executive director of integrated sales.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR With the prospect of getting more resources from Washington not promising, Lty Gen. Kenneth Dahl, commanding general of the Army’s Installation Management Command (IMCOM), says he’ll push for policy changes to better support his agency’s mission.“I don’t need more money and I don’t need more people. I need to change policies,” he said during a visit last month to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif.One change the Army is considering is phasing out single occupancy rooms in barracks as a way to reduce costs, Dahl said. Barracks renovated to the current “1+1 standard” — private rooms with shared kitchenette and living areas — is another inefficient arrangement, reported IMCOM.The Army’s effort to offer healthier dining options at its facilities and at outlets managed by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service will help meet the needs of today’s service members, he said.The commander also praised the installation’s partnership with the city of Monterey, which provides maintenance support to its public works division.“It’s a really great thing you have going here,” Dahl said during a stop at the Presidio of Monterey Services Administration, the agency operated by the city. “I’m not sure it would work everywhere. But what you have here is really special,” Dahl said.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Unsurprisingly, many of the priorities of Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, the Army’s new assistant chief of staff for installation management (ACSIM), are focused on ways to cope with severe funding constraints.One of her priorities is carrying out the Army’s ongoing “Reduce the Footprint” initiative, an effort to cut the overall cost of maintaining infrastructure by eliminating excess facilities. The Army spends an estimated $450 million to $500 million annually maintaining underused facilities, reports the Army News Service.“Right now we are in fiscally-constrained times. So being able to garner back dollars on reducing excess infrastructure is important,” Bingham said. “If you could imagine recouping that amount of money every year, and think about how we can invest that in the readiness of our soldiers — that’s huge.”To mitigate funding cuts for morale, welfare and recreation programs, as well as family support programs, Bingham plans to identify efficiencies, and establish and strengthen partnerships to sustain support for personnel and their families.“Realistically speaking, we won’t be able to do everything at the same level that we used to do it,” she acknowledged. “But I can assure you we will spare no effort to make sure that our soldiers and their families have that quality of life that they so richly deserve.”One solution will be to pursue partnerships with military service organizations, according to the story.“Any which way that we can partner to help retain as many of those programs we’ve had in the past, we are certainly going to do that,” Bingham said. “We’ve been doing that already. That’s not a new initiative. Partnerships occur at every level on the installation.”For top leaders in the Army, though, the No. goal is readiness. For Bingham, who assumed the duties as the ACSIM on June 30 after serving as commanding general for the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command, that means ensuring installations can continue operating under any contingency, including a power outage.“Energy security is becoming an area of increased focus,” she said. “I see it … as a form of force protection and mission assurance. So being able to secure our energy on our own posts, camps and stations and installations is critical. That’s an area we are putting a lot of emphasis on. We have to make sure those installations are able to do their mission.”
.The election commission has said it is ready to hold the by-polls in 90 days to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation as it fell vacant with the death of its mayor Annisul Huq.“We are ready to hold the by-polls as per the electoral law. We’ll hold the polls within 90 days since the day it falls vacant,” EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed told a group of newsmen at the EC secretariat on Sunday.He said the commission will begin the preparatory work for the by-polls once the local government ministry publishes the gazette notification declaring the mayoral post vacant.Article 16 of the Local Government (City Corporation) Act 2009 says that if any post of mayor or councillor of a city corporation falls vacant 180 days before the expiry of their tenures, a by-election to the post shall be held within 90 days since the day it falls vacant to fulfil the post for the rest of the tenure.Annisul passed away at a London hospital on Thursday night. He was diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis after he was admitted there on 13 August.He was buried in Banani graveyard on Saturday afternoon.Read More:Annisul laid to eternal rest
Naikhangchhari Rohingya campTwo members of Bangladesh Coast Guard suffered injuries in an attack by Rohingya men at Noyapara Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday evening, reports UNB.The injured are Md Faruk, 30, and Md Joynal, 28.Tipped off that yaba tablets were being sold, a team of plainclothes Coast Guard went to the room of Sadek at block-H of the camp to arrest the drug traders, said Lt commander Faizul Islam, commanding officer of Coast Guard’s Teknaf station.Noticing their presence, the Rohingya men swooped on the Coast Guard men and stabbed them, leaving two of them injured.The injured were first taken to the Upazila Health Complex and later shifted to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.A deep injury mark was found in the chest of one of the injured while one ear of the other was almost severed, said duty doctor Shovan Das at the hospital.
Central Shaheed Minar’Amar Ekushey’ or the immortal 21 (February), which marks the day of laying down lives for upholding the right to speak mother tongue, is being observed in Bangladesh and elsewhere today (Thursday).The National Martyrs’ Day has also been recognised as the International Mother Language Day by the UNESCO.The nation pays tributes to the martyrs of the 1952 historic language movement which eventually contributed to the birth of Bangladesh as a independent country.The theme of this year’s International Mother Language Day is “Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation”, reports UNB.Walking barefoot to Dhaka’s Central Shaheed Minar with wreaths and flowers singing ‘Amar bhaiyer rokte rangano Ekushey February’, people pay their respect to the heroes of the language movement who sacrificed their lives for achieving the recognition of Bangla as the state language of erstwhile Pakistan.President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.In his message, the president said, “I extend my warm congratulations and sincere felicitations to all multilingual people of the world along with Bangla-speaking people.”The prime minister, in her message, said the greatest Ekushey is the symbol of grief, strength and glory in the life of every Bangali.”I pay my deep homage to the memories of the martyrs. I also pay my deep respect to the greatest Bangali of all time, father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who had led the language movement and all other language veterans,” she said.On 21 February 1952, students and the common people in Dhaka took to the streets in protest against the then Pakistani government’s denial of Bangla as the national language and imposition of Urdu as the only official language of Pakistan.Salam, Barkat, Rafiq, Jabbar and a few other brave sons of the soil were killed in police firings on this day in 1952 when students came out in a procession from the Dhaka University campus breaching section 144 to press home their demand for the recognition of Bangla as a state language of then Pakistan.
Usually, children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), a common behavioural disorder in kids, like poor concentration, hyperactivity and learning difficulties, tend to improve with age.However, the disorder does not improve in some kids and one reason may be the persistent parental criticism, reveals a new research.“Children with ADHD, whose families continued to express high levels of criticism over time, failed to experience the usual decline in symptoms with age and instead maintained persistent, high levels of ADHD symptoms,” said Erica Musser, assistant professor at Florida International University in US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The researchers studied a sample of 388 children with ADHD and 127 without, as well as their families, over three years. Of the children with ADHD, 69 per cent were male, 79 per cent were white and 75 per cent came from two-parent households. They measured changes in ADHD symptoms over that period and measured the parents’ levels of criticism and emotional involvement.Parents were asked to talk about their relationship with their child uninterrupted and were then rated by experts for levels of criticism — harsh, negative statements about the child, rather than the child’s behaviour —and emotional over-involvement — overprotective feelings toward the child, the study, published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, showed. Only sustained parental criticism was associated with the continuance of ADHD symptoms in the children who had been diagnosed with ADHD, the study concluded.
With the arrival of winter, Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel in the national Capital is all set and delighted to welcome its guests to experience traditional Southern Italian cuisine created exclusively by Italian Chef Luigi Ferraro under the guidance of the Executive Chef Neeraj Tyagi.Laying emphasis on the authenticity of hearty Italian dishes, Sorrento offers a family style Italian feast for its patrons. Alfresco seating arrangement in addition to soothing music and the goodness of Italian flavours, this feast at Sorrento will take their diners to a journey through the streets of Italy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith an exquisite arrangement of buffet and table services, the Italian brunch offers a selection of classic Italian dishes served in family style. One would notice a variety of Italian dishes ranging from Neapolitan Pizzas, homemade style Pastas, and Risottos with choice of grilled meats or seafood. An Antipasti counter offers Seasonal Grilled Vegetable Salad with Parmesan flakes. One could also find an array of an exotic cheese selection including Parmesan, Asiago, Fontal, Gorgonzola, Pecorino, Provolone, and Taleggio. Cold cuts comprising Italian cured meat sliced live-Parma ham, Coppa, Mortadella, Seafood Salad, Baked Sardines with Chili and Parmesan, Classic Caesar Salad, Sicilian Shrimp Salad, Octopus Carpaccio and lot more are some of the other lip-smacking options to go for. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCicchetti, which are basically small side dishes, also offers Bruschetta with choices of seasonal tomato, basil, Rocket salad, Roast Chicken, wild mushroom and Parmesan snow. Spiedini preparations deserve a mention too as it provides foodies with free range of Chicken, Peruvian Chili and Romesco Sauce, spicy Lamb Piccata, wild mushroom, Coriander pesto, Heirloom peppers stuffed goat cheese and Focaccia Farcita.The menu also consists of some scrumptious desserts in the Dolce Section, which include Tiramisu, Pastiera Napoletana, Cannoli, Panna cotta, Fresh Fig and Ricotta Crostata, Genoise, Zuccotto, Chocolate Praline Tart, Tarte au Citron and Gorgonzola Mascarpone delight, among others. The menu is clubbed with an extensive selection of in-house beverages as well.