Nikiski Student Honored For Outstanding Volunteer Service

first_imgJessica Perry from Nikiski Middle/High School, will be presented with an engraved silver medallion to recognize her selection by The Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Jessica: “They showed me how to help and act, which inspired me to help the children at B&G.” Jessica: “The main thing I have gotten out of my volunteer work is a newfound appreciation for kids.” Jessica has been a dedicated volunteer since the summer of 2016 with her local Boys & Girls Club, providing hands-on support on activities ranging from housekeeping to helping with art projects. As a State Honoree, Jessica also received $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip last month to Washington, D.C., for several days of national recognition events. She has helped with teaching choir, healthy habits instruction and art projects. She’s also provided cleanup and housekeeping support, and helped staff members with their planning. Jessica has supported nearly 100 kids and the entire staff. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A seventh-grader from Nikiski Middle/High School, will be presented with a community spirit award as one of Alaska’s top two youth volunteers of 2018.last_img read more

Russian River Scheduled To Open June 11th For The Season

first_imgRussian River is open from June 11–August 20, these waters are fly-fishing-only waters, according to the Department of Fish and Game. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Russian River is scheduled to open on June 11th for the season. The Russian and Kenai River make up one of the most popular sport fishing spots in Alaska. Oftentimes, best success is early morning or late evening, when the sun is not directly shining on the river. Sockeye also tend to hug the bank, and long casts are not necessary. Good numbers of fish aren’t usually present until the last week of June, according to DF&G. Legal tackle in the Russian River area is a single-hook, artificial fly, with hook gap no larger than 3/8 inch. Most anglers use a bucktail streamer fly, such as a Russian River Coho Fly, with enough weight at least 18 inches ahead of the fly so that the hook travels close to the bottom of the river.center_img The construction project on the roadway from the Sterling Highway into the Russian River Campground is expected to be completed by June 8 prior to the river opening. Fishing areas are managed between multiple different agencies who all work cooperatively to keep anglers informed of forecasts, and to ensure the areas are maintained and regulations followed.last_img read more

Advice on Building a Social Network from CIO

first_imgI found a great article posted on the Syndicom Web site from CIO magazine on how to develop an online community. Here are four points I pulled out that relate to content publishers: 1. Design for EvolutionBecause communities of practice are organic, designing them is more a matter of shepherding their evolution than creating them from scratch. As the community grows, new members bring new interests and may pull the focus of the community in different directions.2. Open a Dialog Between Inside and Outside Effective community design is built on the collective experience of community members. Only an insider can appreciate the issues at the heart of the domain, the knowledge that is important to share, the challenges his field faces, and the latent potential in emerging ideas and techniques. Only an insider can know who the real players are and their relationships. Good community design requires an understanding of the community’s potential to develop and steward knowledge, but it often takes an outside perspective to help members see the possibilities3. Invite Different Levels of ParticipationPeople participate in communities for different reasons. We commonly see three main levels of community participation. The first is a small core group of people who actively participate in discussions. As the community matures, this core group takes on much of the community’s leadership. But this group is usually rather small, only 10 percent to 15 percent of the whole community. At the next level outside this core is the active group. These members attend meetings regularly and participate occasionally in the community forums, but without the regularity or intensity of the core group. The active group is also quite small, another 15 percent to 20 percent of the community. A large portion of community members are peripheral and rarely participate. Instead, they keep to the sidelines, watching the interaction of the core and active members4. Focus on ValueValue is key to community life because participation in most communities is voluntary. But the full value of a community is often not apparent when it is first formed. Moreover, the source of value often changes during the life of the community. Communities need to create events, activities and relationships that help their potential value emerge and enable them to discover new ways to harvest it rather than attempting to determine their expected value in advance. For more great articles on creating a social network, see the Syndicom resources page.last_img read more

Courage On Display at 2015 Neal Awards

first_img Those courageous enough to take on high-profile stakeholders and overcome odds stood out as leaders across the B2B media industry were recognized for editorial excellence at the ABM/SIIA ceremony at Pier Sixty Friday in New York City. Richard Korman, deputy editor at ENR and ENR RiskReview for Dodge Data and Analytics, was one of the individuals honored as winner of The Timothy White Award for Editorial Integrity. Korman has drawn attention for his brave reporting on the construction industry for three decades, including notable recent projects on same-sex bullying and insurance guarantee fraud. Crain took home the most awards (7), the Grand Neal and individual honors for two of its brand leaders. Automotive News won the Grand Neal for its news coverage of General Motor’s ignition-switch recall, while Glenn Coleman, editor-at-large for Crain’s New York Business, was named the 2015 McAllister Editorial Fellow, and Fawn Lopez, publisher and vice president of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician, took the Gertrude Crain Award for women’s leadership. NEW YORK—In the age of clickbait, the 61st annual Jesse H. Neal Awards were a reminder that courage is still an integral part of good journalism and successful publishing. Korman’s honor was one of several for Dodge Data and Analytics—the company got five Neals, in addition to The Timothy White Award—but Crain Communications was the big winner of the event. Lopez, a Vietnamese immigrant, moved the crowd with her personal journey from a child in the post-war third-world to her current role as a successful media executive. The resolution and leadership exhibited by her father, a former colonel in the South Vietnamese military who worked two jobs to support a family of nine after immigrating to the U.S., continue to motivate her to this day, she said. “My father had big dreams for his children and grandchildren,” Lopez said. “My success is a result of his love, overwhelming commitment to family and a strong belief that we were destined to do great things in life. Since 1975, my life has been filled with struggles, but also many triumphs.” “I’m an investigator, but no Ida Tarbell or Lincoln Steffens or Woodward and Bernstein,” Korman said in his acceptance speech. “I’m an editorial manager attuned to my company’s business goals. We need brilliant websites and fascinating conferences—we need business models that support the resources for Timothy White-, publically-spirited reporting and writing or we won’t be entitled to the trust of our industries. Unless brands treat journalism as a calling, we can’t call it journalism.” ALM also left with an armful of trophies, winning for Best News Coverage, Best Single Issue, Best Range of Work by a Single Author, and several other categories on its way to six awards.More on this topic Connectiv Unveils Neal Award Winners Overdrive Takes Top Honors at 60th Annual Neal Awards ABM’s Grand Neal Goes to IEEE Spectrum ABM Announces Recipients of Crain, Timothy White, and McAllister Fellowship Awards Farm Journal Media Receives Grand Neal award The 52nd Annual Jesse H. Neal AwardsJust In Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest RestructuringPowered bylast_img read more

Columbia Journalism Review Scales Back Print Version

first_imgColumbia Journalism Review announced that it will reduce its print issues from a bimonthly schedule to two issues per year, citing a need to redistribute resources between its print and digital platforms. “The cost savings—in production, mailing, art and design and just everyone’s time—are significant,” Spayd tells Folio:. “I’d say it comes between a third and half of our budget. I’m pumped up about the idea of taking those marbles and moving them over to the digital side.” With its reduced schedule, the print format will also take on a slightly modified focus, although Spayd promises that the non-profit magazine’s goals of providing high-quality watchdog coverage of the journalism industry will be unchanged. Instead of selections of several types of pieces, the two annual issues—one each in the Spring and Fall—will focus on singular, idea-driven, fundamental-to-journalism themes, says Spayd. In a letter to readers posted on CJR.org, editor-in-chief Elizabeth Spayd announced plans to boost investment in the magazine’s online operations in response to its increasingly digital audience. While print readers have steadily declined, Spayd writes, visitors to CJR.org have increased 35 percent. Spayd tells Folio: that there will be no layoffs or staff cuts involved with the transition.center_img Columbia Journalism Review will debut in its new format in Spring 2016. “We went to two print issues because we think it’s possible at that pace to make them truly special, more ambitious and more high-concept than the ones we could manage or afford on a bimonthly basis,” Spayd continues. “Rather, we’re rethinking most everyone’s job and how we can position everyone toward digital in the smartest way.”last_img read more

STATE REP RACE QA Erika Johnson Discusses Education Issues Negative Campaigning

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the seven candidates running in contested primaries for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, are the responses to this week’s questions from candidate Erika Johnson (D-Wilmington).#13) The Massachusetts education funding formula hasn’t been updated in 25 years. This Chapter 70 formula fails to provide the funding needed for school districts to fund core expenses. The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center published a report last week (“Building An Education System That Works For Everyone: Funding Reforms To Help All Our Children Thrive“) detailing the problem. The Wilmington & Tewksbury School Committees have long advocated for the State House to update the Chapter 70 formula. Do you commit to fighting for an updated formula? What else will you do as State Representative to help our public schools?Education is the key to the future, therefore, our public schools deserve to be well-funded if not, fully funded. The current formula, Chapter 70 is outdated and absolutely needs to be updated. The formula, as it stands, is stacked against students in low-income communities.I have heard from several teachers along the campaign trail who tell stories of how much they’ve spent out of pocket to be able to provide their students the best education possible, it’s eye-opening. Our teachers need better support and the resources needed to provide a world-class education for all students.I was a strong proponent of the Millionaires tax, a ballot initiative that was recently struck down by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on a legal technicality (not the substance of the bill). This tax would have increased taxes for those receiving an annual income of over $1 million and all revenue would fund public education and public transportation. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to hear Democratic Gubernatorial candidate, Jay Gonzalez speak at an event hosted by the Burlington Democratic Town Committee at which Gonzalez expressed that he would support a bill along the lines of the Millionaires tax that taxed the richest in Massachusetts to fully fund our public schools and public transportation, a measure I would be happy to champion if elected.There is currently a bill “S. 308: An Act Strengthening and Investing in our Educators, Students and Communities” that would update the Chapter 70 funding formula, mandates a moratorium on and replacement of the state’s high-stakes testing regime, promotes community collaboration in improving schools, and provides services critical to student academic and social-emotional development, such as recess for grade-schoolers and appropriate bilingual education services for non-native speakers (Summary provided by the Massachusetts Teachers Association). I fully support this bill as I believe it will vastly improve our public education system in Massachusetts for all students and urge our Legislature to act on this bill.I am also supportive of keeping the cap on charter schools, as I proudly voted “No” on Question 2, one of the ballot initiatives in 2016. Charter schools take taxpayer dollars yet are run by nonprofit or for-profit organizations and are exempt from regulations put forth by state and local boards of education in curriculum and hiring practices. Raising the cap or funding for charter schools takes away money and resources for our public school children with no accountability.Every child living in Massachusetts has the right to a quality public education that prepares them for current and future job markets. With that said, we must be sure that with any update to education funding, we are advocating for every child – regardless of their zip code, household income, if they are English Language Learners (ELL), if they require special education or Individualized Education Program (IEP), etc.#14) Define “negative campaigning.” Do you pledge not to engage in any negative campaigning during this election? Why or why not? When responding to an attack, will you follow the “when they go low, we go high” Michelle Obama mantra or the “when someone attacks me, I always attack back… except 100x more” Donald Trump mantra?I do not plan to engage in negative campaigning during this election. With so much on the line for our district, it is important to stay focused on the issues not personal attacks.I will be taking Michelle Obama’s approach, “When they go low, we go high”.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE Q&A: Pina Prinzivalli Discusses Education Issues, Negative CampaigningIn “Government”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Mark Kratman Discusses Education Issues, Negative CampaigningIn “Government”STATE REP RACE Q&A: Judy O’Connell Discusses Education Issues, Negative CampaigningIn “Government”last_img read more

Latest Aadhaar made mandatory for PPF post office deposits Kisan Vikas Patra

first_imgAadhaar cardIANSAadhaar is not going to stop making news any time soon, it seems. Despite controversies over the unique identity card and the apprehensions over privacy, the government of India has made Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Funds (PPF), the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra.In four different Gazette notifications, the ministry of finance said that Aadhaar is mandatory for opening all post office deposit accounts, PPF, National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra deposits, new agency PTI reported on Friday.In the notifications the government has mandated that existing depositors will be given time till December 31, 2017 to verify accounts with 12-digit unique verification number.”Existing depositors who have not provided Aadhaar number at the time of application for such deposit shall submit his Aadhaar number to the post office savings bank or deposit office concerned, on or before December 31, 2017,” the notification added.However depositors who are yet to get the Aadhaar number shall submit proof of application for enrolment for Aadhaar, the government directed in the notification.The government of India had earlier notified that it was mandatory to link Aadhaar card with Permanent Account Number (PAN) latest by December 31, 2017 in order to file income tax returns (ITR). The government earlier made it compulsory for all taxpayers to link Aadhaar and PAN and brought in necessary amendments in the income tax laws in the last Union budget.Likewise, it is mandatory to verify Aadhaar with know-your-customer (KYC). The banks, financial institutions were directed by the Centre to make sure their customers are KYC compliant. Every individual must submit Aadhaar and PAN details to the bank to be KYC-compliant. The deadline for verifying Aadhaar with the KYC is December 31, 2017. The bank account will be barred if one fails to submit the details in KYC forms before the deadline.Following a Supreme Court judgment in February 2017, the department of telecommunications (DoT) directed telecom operators to verify all the existing mobile subscribers (both pre-paid and post-paid) with the Aadhaar. The government has made it mandatory to provide Aadhaar details while applying for new mobile connections or while buying SIMs. Aadhaar details are compulsary to avail benefits of social welfare schemes. Beneficiaries need to link Aadhaar to get the benefit of as many as 135 schemes (of 35 ministries) including the free cooking gas (LPG) to poor women, kerosene and fertiliser subsidy, targeted public distribution system (PDS) and the MGNREGA.last_img read more

Formal trial in Holey Artisan attack case begins

first_imgThe formal trial in the Holey Artisan cafe attack case began on Monday with the deposition of a prosecution witness before a tribunal in Dhaka.Dhaka anti-terrorism special tribunal judge Mohammad Mujibur Rahman partially recorded the testimony of Ripon Kumar Das and adjourned the recording of deposition for Tuesday.After framing charges against eight ‘militants’ in the case, the tribunal on 26 November fixed 3 December for recording the statements of witnesses in the case.Of the eight accused, six are now in jail while two others have been on the run.The six accused are Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Mahmudul Hasan Mijan, Sohel Mahfuz, Rashidul Islam alias Ryash, Boro Mijan and Hadisur Rahman Sagor.The two absconding accused are Mamunur Rashid Ripon and Shariful Islam Khaled.On 23 July, the police pressed charges against eight alleged militants in the Holey Artisan cafe attack case.Hasnat Karim, a North South University teacher who was one of the hostages and later detained, was acquitted of the charges since there was no evidence of his complicity with the attack, according to the police.The terrorist attack that shattered the country and drew global attention, claimed lives of 22 people — nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis along with two police officers — on 1 July 2016.A total 21 people were identified to be behind the attack. Among them, 13 were killed in gunfights at different times.last_img read more

Step into the Churchill

first_imgThe Churchill, Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort’s Cigar lounge, was named hence as a tribute to the most popular connoisseur of cigars in history, Winston Churchill. True to its name, the lounge serves its guests a select range of the finest quality of Cuban cigars. These handpicked cigars when combined with our assorted selection of fine liquor exude understated power and unassuming elegance. The menu staples range between the high-end Cubans including Montecristo Grand Edmundo, Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No. 2, Parthagas Serie D No. 4 and the quintessential Romeo Y Julieta Short Churchill, also the more modest Cubans on the lines of Fonseca KDT Cadettes and Jose L Piedra Nacionales are included. The menu will undergo some interesting changes in October apart from some new additions Cubans will be paired with classic drinks.last_img read more

Enhance Your Résumé with Essential Excel Skills for Less Than 40

first_img Here’s a fun fact: Microsoft Excel is among the most in-demand tech skills out there, with nearly 80 percent of middle-skill jobs requiring Excel proficiency (among other digital know-how).”But wait,” you might be thinking. “Excel isn’t all that special. I mean, isn’t it just a simple spreadsheet program?” Well, yes and no. It is a spreadsheet program, to be sure, but its functions extend far beyond basic number-crunching and table-making. “Simple” it is not.From creating data-based charts to forecasting trends, you’ll become an expert in all of Excel’s capabilities when you enroll in the 2019 Microsoft Excel Bootcamp Bundle. On sale for a limited time in the Entrepreneur Store, its 78-hour education is designed to turn you into a data-crunching pro with tools and training you can someday use as leverage to score a better salary or professional title.The bundle includes five different courses on various uses of Excel, the first being a beginner-friendly primer on the program’s latest edition. (You need to start somewhere, right?) Across 160 lectures and 32 hours of content, you’ll discover how to use Excel to solve complicated problems, automate spreadsheets, design graphics, and use Pivot Tables — basic yet essential knowledge that’ll serve as a solid foundation for the rest of your learning.Next up is “Advanced Excel,” a 20-lecture class covering intermediate-to-advanced functions within Excel. It’ll show you how to create complex graphs within minutes, automate your spreadsheets with macros and VBA (Visual Basics for Applications) — i.e., Microsoft’s programming language — use superpower functions to solve problems, and crunch intricate sets of raw data using Pivot Tables and Power Pivots.Once you’ve mastered those topics, you’ll move on to a course dedicated solely to Pivot Table. Within Excel, this feature lets you automatically sort data from one table and present it in another, which helps you draw conclusions from said data more efficiently. It can be a tough function for many users to grasp, but after completing all 39 modules within this training, you’ll be a Pivot Table pro in no time.The bundle’s fourth offering comes in the form of a CPDUK-accredited class on VBA, the aforementioned computer language that’s built into most Microsoft programs for streamlined data analysis. As you work your way through four hours of content, you’ll learn how it can be used to automate tasks and operations within Excel; define and manage different variables; set up subroutines; and more.The bundle concludes with a comprehensive course on how Excel can impact business decisions. Using a process inspired by a methodology that’s taught to major financial institutions around the globe, this class will show you how to use financial modeling and forecasting techniques to turn data into solid business decisions. It (as well as the four other courses in the bundle) will make an excellent addition to your résumé.For the next few days, Entrepreneur readers can sign up for lifetime access to the 2019 Microsoft Excel Bootcamp Bundle for only $39.  Register Now » 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global February 2, 2019 Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more