RealSimplecom Partners with Top Tier Bloggers

first_imgAccording to Real Simple, Time Inc. made the magazine’s Web site a top priority for 2008. The site will continue to run its existing blogs, including “Adventures in Chaos,” written by the magazine’s managing editor Kristin van Ogtrop, and a wedding blog called “Nearly Wed.” Last year, saw a 50 percent increase in page views over the 2007, with total visits increasing by 68 percent. According to Singer, the refresh will “no doubt” increase the site’s current traffic. has launched a new blog called “Simply Stated,” featuring the work of “top tier bloggers” across categories like food, home and organizing, beauty and style, and life and home. According to executive director Tanya Singer, the bloggers—including a 20-year-old journalist and mother of five whose tech blog includes advice on balancing work and home—were “handpicked as the best names in their respective categories.” Blog content will be unique to Real Simple but will drive traffic to the bloggers’ sites as well, she said. The launch is part of what the magazine calls a “multi-phase online makeover,” leading to a full relaunch in August. last_img read more

LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington Week of September 23 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are several opportunities to catch live music in Wilmington this week:Karaoke with Winnell EntertainmentFriday, September 28, 8pmPacific Grove211 Lowell Street, WilmingtonJosh JacobSunday, September 30, 10am-1pmWilmington Farmers Market140 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington (Swain Green)NOTE: Know of any other musical performances happening in town this week or in the coming weeks?  Let me know at 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… RelatedLIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of September 26)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of September 19)In “Business”LIVE MUSIC in Wilmington (Week of October 2)In “Business”last_img read more

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

first_img Share This! The Associated Press,Load Comments,Southern Baptists give greater attention to diversity but acknowledge more needed Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Catholicism The Associated Press By: The Associated Press Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren, as the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly voted Thursday (June 13)  to repeal the exemption, which allows parents to cite religious beliefs to forego getting their child the vaccines required for school enrollment.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the measure minutes after the final vote. The law takes effect immediately but will give unvaccinated students up to 30 days after they enter a school to show they’ve had the first dose of each required immunization.With New York’s move, similar exemptions are still allowed in 45 states, though lawmakers in several of them have introduced their own legislation to eliminate the waiver.The issue is hotly contested and debate around it has often been emotional, pitting cries that religious freedom is being curtailed against warnings that public health is being endangered.After the vote in the Assembly, many of those watching from the gallery erupted in cries of “shame!” One woman yelled obscenities down to the lawmakers below.The debate has only intensified with this year’s measles outbreak , which federal officials recently said has surpassed 1,000 illnesses, the highest in 27 years.“I’m not aware of anything in the Torah, the Bible, the Koran or anything else that suggests you should not get vaccinated,” said Bronx Democrat Jeffrey Dinowitz, the bill’s Assembly sponsor.“If you choose to not vaccinate your child, therefore potentially endangering other children … then you’re the one choosing not to send your children to school.”Hundreds of parents of unvaccinated children gathered at New York’s Capitol for the vote to protest.Stan Yung, a Long Island attorney and father, said his Russian Orthodox religious views and health concerns about vaccines will prevent him from vaccinating his three young children. His family, he said, may consider leaving the state.“People came to this country to get away from exactly this kind of stuff,” Yung said ahead of Thursday’s votes.Supporters of the bill say religious beliefs about vaccines shouldn’t eclipse scientific evidence that they work, noting the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1905 that states have the right to enforce compulsory vaccination laws. During the Assembly’s floor debate, supporters brought up scourges of the past that were defeated in the U.S. through vaccines.“I’m old enough to have been around when polio was a real threat,” said Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, D-Manhattan. “I believe in science…. Your personal opinions, which may be based on junk science, do not trump the greater good.”Supporters also suggest some parents may be claiming the religious exemption for their children even though their opposition is actually based on scientifically discredited claims about the dangers of vaccines.The bill would not change an existing state exemption given to children who cannot have vaccines for medical reasons, such as a weakened immune system.Cuomo told reporters on Wednesday that he believes public health — and the need to protect those who cannot get vaccinated because for medical reasons — outweighs the concerns about religious freedom.“I understand freedom of religion,” he said. “I have heard the anti-vaxxers’ theory, but I believe both are overwhelmed by the public health risk.”The current measles outbreak has renewed concern about the exemptions in many states. The nation last saw as many cases in 1992, when more than 2,200 were reported.The majority of cases are from outbreaks in New York in Orthodox Jewish communities.California removed personal belief vaccine exemptions for children in both public and private schools in 2015, after a measles outbreak at Disneyland sickened 147 people and spread across the U.S. and into Canada. Maine ended its religious exemption earlier this year.Mississippi and West Virginia also do not allow religious exemptions.Once common in the U.S., measles became rare after vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s. A decade ago, there were fewer than 100 cases a year.(David Klepper writes for The Associated Press) By: The Associated Press News Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! 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How Might A New Supreme Court Justice Affect Abortion Law

first_img 00:00 /13:25 Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Back row: Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch.Credit: Franz Jantzen, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States X With the impending retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court, some are wondering if Roe v. Wade, the landmark case regarding abortion rights, might be overturned when a new — presumably conservative — justice is appointed by President Trump.But how much does the Supreme Court really affect abortion law? Or does the battle over abortion rights take place more often in state legislatures, regardless of the high court’s makeup?In the audio above, Houston Matters talks it over with a couple area political scientists: Jay Aiyer of Texas Southern University and Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and Charles “Rocky” Rhodes of South Texas College of Law – Houston. Listencenter_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

Knock on wood

first_imgThe expo will be held at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, from February 4 – 7. It will comprise eight country pavilions, 450+ exhibitors from 20 countries including China, Germany, Italy, Canada, France, Taiwan, Turkey and USA along with India. Visitors will be able to access world’s most modern woodworking technology, over 500 varieties of machines, tools, materials, and furniture hardware and accessories. The expo is likely to be visited by more than 15,000 buyers which will include craftsmen, woodworkers, furniture manufactures hardware distributors /dealers etc. Buying delegations from Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and South East Asian Countries have also confirmed their participation. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The tremendous growth of the Indian woodworking industry and its continuous growth into a refined and mechanised sector have opened up immense business opportunities in India for global Woodworking majors. The Indian furniture manufacturing industry is pegged at Rs 120,000 crore and employs more than 300,000 people in the organised sector. But a mere 15 per cent of India’s woodworking industry is organised. Its semi-skilled carpenters, self-styled interior decorators and small-scale local manufacturers will need to be trained and organised to meet future market demands and exploit business opportunities. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDelhiWood 2015 will help in transforming the unorganised woodworking units in the country into adopters of material and manufacturing technologies for organised, industrial-scale production.In such a scenario, DelhiWood 2015 will offer a great opportunity to small, medium and large wood-based manufacturers to become competitive and benefit from the burgeoning market. The Expo will catalyze the growth and demand by opening opportunities whilst connecting the woodworking community with international and domestic innovations in production technologies.last_img read more

CM greets Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday greeted former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her 72nd birthday and prayed for the senior Congress leader’s long life and happiness. Sources in Trinamool Congress said that Banerjee is likely to leave for New Delhi in the afternoon and meet Sonia Gandhi later in the day. “My best wishes on your birthday Sonia Gandhi Ji. I pray for your long life and happiness in all you do,” the Chief Minister tweeted on Sunday. In the national capital, Banerjee is likely to meet leaders of political parties opposed to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for talks on the proposed joint front for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Bloomberg says Google Mastercard covertly track customers offline retail habits via a

first_imgGoogle and Mastercard have apparently signed a deal that was kept as a secret from most of the two billion Mastercard holders. The deal allows Google to track users’ offline buying habits. The search engine giant has been stalking offline purchases made in stores through Mastercard purchase histories and correlating them with online ad interactions. Both companies haven’t released an official statement about the partnership to the public about the arrangement. In May 2017, Google announced a service called “Store Sales Measurement”, which recorded about 70 percent of US credit and debit card transactions through third-party partnerships. Selected Google advertisers had access to this new tool, which tracked whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the U.S. As reported by Bloomberg, an anonymous source familiar to the deal stated that Mastercard also provided Google with customers’ transaction data thus contributing to the 70% share. It’s highly probable that other credit card companies, also contribute the data of their customer transactions Advertisers spend lavishly on Google to gain valuable insights into the link between digital ads, a website visit or an online purchase. This supports the speculations that the deal is profitable for Google. How do they track how you shop? A customer logs into his/her Google account on the web and clicks on any Google ad.  They may often browse a certain item without purchasing it right away. Within 30 days, if he/she uses their MasterCard to buy the same item in a physical store, Google will send the advertiser a report about the product and the effectiveness of its ads, along with a section for “offline revenue” letting the advertiser know the retail sales. All of this raises the question on how much does Google actually know about your personal details? Both Google and Mastercard have clarified to The Verge that the data is anonymized in order to protect personally identifiable information. However, Google declined to confirm the deal with Mastercard. A Google spokesperson released a statement  to MailOnline saying: “Before we launched this beta product last year, we built a new, double-blind encryption technology that prevents both Google and our partners from viewing our respective users’ personally identifiable information. We do not have access to any personal information from our partners’ credit and debit cards, nor do we share any personal information with our partners. Google users can opt-out with their Web and App Activity controls, at any time.” This new controversy closely follows the heels of an earlier debacle last week when it was discovered that Google is providing advertisers with location history data collated from Google Maps and other more granular data points collected by its Android operating system. But this data never helped in understanding whether a customer actually purchased a product. Toggling off “Web and App Activity”  (enabled by default) will help in turning this feature off. The category also controls whether Google can pinpoint your exact GPS coordinates through Maps data and browser searches and whether it can crosscheck a customer’s offline purchases with their online ad-related activity. Read more in-depth coverage on this news first reported at Bloomberg. Read Next Google slams Trump’s accusations, asserts its search engine algorithms do not favor any political ideology Google’s Protect your Election program: Security policies to defend against state-sponsored phishing attacks, and influence campaigns Google Titan Security key with secure FIDO two factor authentication is now available for purchaselast_img read more

TravCorp ME to WE mark World Tourism Day with new Kenya Amazon

first_img Travelweek Group Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> TravCorp, ME to WE mark World Tourism Day with new Kenya, Amazon, India tripscenter_img Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Tags: The Travel Corporation TORONTO — Seven brands under The Travel Corporation’s umbrella – Trafalgar, Contiki Holidays, Insight Vacations, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Lion World Travel, African Travel, Adventure World – along with TravCorp’s TreadRight Foundation have a new partnership with ME to WE that includes immersive volunteer trips to India, the Ecuadorian Amazon and Kenya.Guests can book ME to WE Immersive Volunteer Trip extensions on upcoming set departure dates or as a requested custom trip.As part of the culturally immersive experience, travellers will stay among local communities in comfortable lodges, fully owned and operated by ME to WE. All meals, ground transfers, transportation and local sightseeing excursions hosted by an expert facilitator are included.“Through our not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation, we have been working to create a positive impact to promote sustainable tourism worldwide, with carefully selected partners and projects and some of the numerous local communities we visit,” said The Travel Corporation’s CEO, Brett Tollman. “Many of our travellers are open to experiencing meaningful travel with unforgettable, moving experiences. We are therefore very excited to be supporting ME to WE’s outstanding immersive volunteer trips, which we will help promote with our 10,000 team members across the globe and with the involvement of our loyal travel partners globally.”More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaEach ME to WE Trip takes place in a community where ME to WE’s charitable partner puts its 20-year history of holistic, sustainable development to work through its WE Villages program. Half of ME to WE’s net profits are donated to its charitable partner. The other half is reinvested to grow the enterprise and its social mission.On a journey to Ecuador, travellers will have the chance to help local women collect water for their families, learn to make chapatti bread or build a classroom for future generations. In Kenya, guests will stay at Bogani Cottages and Tented Camp in the Maasai Mara. They will join the women of the Maasai and Kispigis communities to learn the craft of beading, a tradition passed down through generations that empowers local women to earn a sustainable income to provide for their families.For more details about these Travel Corporation trips read more

CNTA unveils Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism campaign

first_img Friday, December 30, 2016 TORONTO — The China National Tourism Administration(CNTA)has launched a large-scale thematic advertising campaign in Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square, unveiling its ‘Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism’ campaign.The same campaign was unveiled simultaneously in more than 20 countries, including the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, Japan and South Korea.In 2015 the total number of tourist visits between Canada and China was more than 1.2 million, and in the first three quarters of 2016 the visitor number surpassed the one million mark, an increase of 15.6%. China has become Canada’s largest tourist destination in Asia.The Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism ad campaign will run for five weeks, through the Chinese Spring Festival holiday season. Posted by Tags: China CNTA unveils ‘Beautiful China – 2017 Year of Silk Road Tourism’ campaigncenter_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more