From: [REDACTED]On Behalf Of Brian FarnhamSent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:18 PMTo: Jason FellSubject: We’re hiring!If you have a moment, I’d appreciate your help. Please take a look and forward this job on to anyone you think would be interested in the position, or anyone else who could help me find a great candidate. Thanks for your help! -BrianCompany: Polar NewsJob Title: Product ManagerDescription: If you… — Get Web 2.0 — Want to work in a flexible entrepreneurial environment — Understand the term “hyperlocal” and its potential — Love building businesses from the ground up …then this may be a job for you: A well-funded startup backed by Internet Pioneers You’ve Heard Of is looking for a Product Manager. This person will OWN a specific vertical in a new online news and information site—conception, development, execution, reporting, and measurement. The PM will report to the Vice President and work closely with all other departments—content, engineering, marketing, etc. Major Responsibilities: — Build and manage a product roadmap — Innovate, develop and execute strategies — Define user requirements for new features, incorporating cross-functional input, research, usability studies and competitive analyses. — Define and implement feedback and reporting requirements for all products to ensure that they can be optimized based on quantitative and qualitative data. — Work closely with the engineering team on technical implementations — Work cross functionally and take a hands-on role when needed (Editorial, Design, Marketing and Engineering.) — Identify business development opportunities and initiate meetings and potential deals — Drive projects from birth to adulthoodExperience / Skills / Profile: * BA/BS required, ideally in a business, marketing, or computer science/engineering related field. * At least one year of product management experience with strong social networking and Web 2.0 knowledge. * Proficiency in HTML and Photoshop are a plus. * Strong technical background (e.g., web standards, design and usability, and common web and application architectures). * Excellent organizational skills including ability to build effective working relationships. * Proven track record of setting aggressive goals and meeting them, with a style characterized by personal motivation, organizational skills and communications effectiveness. * Knowledgeable across multiple functional areas – Product Management, Engineering, UI, Sales. * Juggle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment. * Strong aptitude for determining the optimal way to position products in the market. * Experience managing budgets and demonstrating ROI.. * Experience in online news, media, services preferred. Competitive compensation package including base salary, full benefits, performance and start-up based incentives. Former Time Out New York editor Brian Farnham has been tight-lipped about the Internet start-up company he left the magazine late last month to help launch. Today, though, I received this e-mail from Farnham via LinkedIn. His company is an online news information site called Polar News. And apparently, they’re hiring.The new position—a production manager—is an interesting one. It seems to combine editorial, marketing and circulation responsibilities. Interested? See the e-mail below.
News Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 1, 2019 – 10:01 am TOKiMONSTA Shares How She Got Behind The Board Portugal. The Man have signed on to perform as part of ASCAP’s Annual Membership Meeting on May 2. The band earned their first career GRAMMY for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 60th GRAMMY Awards last year.Nineteen85, the GRAMMY-winning producer behind Drake’s “One Dance”, “Hotline Bling” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” is slated to join the We Create Music panel at EXPO, alongside previously annouced guests songwriter Anthony Rossomando, GRAMMY-winner Lee Ann Womack and film composer Pinar Toprak.Yuna is a rising artist who has worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Usher and Jhené Aiko. She will participate in a conversation on the future of electronic music with her friend and collaborator, GRAMMY-nominated artist/producer TOKiMONSTA. Twitter Email The trio of artists join previously announced guests Wyclef Jean, TOKiMONSTA, Lee Ann Womack and keynote speaker Questlove for the “I Create Music” songwriter event in HollywoodNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 18, 2019 – 4:29 pm ASCAP has announced additional guest for this year’s “I Create Music” EXPO, including Portugal. The Man, producer Nineteen85 and singer/songwriter Yuna. The songwriting extravaganza featuring everything from workshops to performances and networking sessions is set to take place May 2-4 in Hollywood, Calif. Portugal. The Man, Nineteen85 & Yuna Added To ASCAP EXPO Lineup Portugal. The Man, Yuna & More Added To ASCAP EXPO portugal-man-nineteen85-yuna-added-ascap-expo-lineup Additional previously announced participants like for this year’s ASCAP EXPO include keynote speaker Questlove, as well as Wyclef Jean, Desmond Child, Victoria Monét, Leland, Matthew Koma, and Rossomando, and many more. For a full schedule of events, guests, and registration info, visit ASCAP’s website.Questlove Keynote & More Added To ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPORead more
Guru Nanak Palace in Bathanwala village of Pakistan’s Punjab provincetwitterThe 400-year-old Guru Nanak Palace in Bathanwala village of Pakistan’s Punjab province was partially demolished by some locals in Narowal. It is alleged that the demolition of the heritage site was conducted with the complicity of Auqaf boards.The four-storied building was constructed nearly four centuries ago, with its construction mostly comprising of bricks, limestone clay and sand. The building complex used to have 16 large rooms with thorough ventilation. All the rooms had precious doors, windows and ventilators with wooden carvings on them, which were sold by the vandals.The rooms were constructed with large broad walls with enclosed cupboards in them and the room walls had small lamp enclosures. The roofs were made of expensive Deodar wood beams, which costs thousands of rupees per foot.The palace walls made of old brick aligned in beautiful designs had several paintings of Baba Guru Nanak (founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus) and of several Hindu rulers on them.A local resident, Muhammad Aslam, said: “This old building is called the Palace of Baba Guru Nanak and we have named it Mahalan. A number of Sikhs from across the world, including India, used to visit this building,” reports Dawn. Guru Nanak Palace in Bathanwala village of Pakistan’s Punjab provinceTwitterAslam also claimed that once a six-member delegation from Canada had visited the building. Among them, a woman was carrying a large book with valuable information about the historical building. He said that the delegation was overjoyed at visiting the site as if they had found a treasure, adds the report.Another local from the area claimed that the Auqaf department was informed about the demolition of the Guru Nanak Mahal by some influential persons, but no actions were taken by the authorities over the matter. He said that already three storeys of the building have been destroyed and new houses have been constructed. “The influentials have demolished the building with the connivance of the Auqaf department and sold its costly windows, doors, ventilators and wood,” said another local Muhammad Ashraf.The Dawn news reached out to several authorities in order to find out the legal owners of the building or the government agency that holds a record of the property. From the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) authorities to the family that lived in the building was contacted by the correspondent of Dawn, but all in vain.”There is no mention of this building in the revenue record. As it seemed to be historical, we are checking the municipal committee’s record,” said Waheed Asghar, Narowal Deputy Commissioner in-charge of the record of all properties in the region. He also said that the demolition of the building has been stopped now.The ETPB Sialkot zone Rent Collector Rana Waheed said that an investigation has been initiated over the Guru Nanak Mahal Bathanwala demolition. “If this palace was the property of Evacuee Trust Property Board, legal action will be taken against those responsible,” he said.The people have also demanded Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s interfere in the matter and take legal action against the vandals for the destruction of the heritage property.
InstagramThere is no stopping Priyanka Chopra. Apart from winning the heart of Nick Jonas, the diva has ruled the roost in Bollywood and Hollywood. Barely inseparable for a moment, Priyanka and Nick recently attended the premiere of Jonas Brothers’ documentary Chasing Happiness.Priyanka wrote a heart-warming message for husband Nick Jonas, saying, “I’m so proud.. Last night was a another testament of how incredible your bond is as a family.. @jonasbrothers I love you all and am so proud! #chasinghappiness on @amazonprimevideo @nickjonas @joejonas @kevinjonas ❤️ team @philymack and @johnlloydtaylor you crushed it!”While Nick opted for a classic burgundy suit and black shirt, Priyanka Chopra was a sight to behold in a long-sleeved black dress with a thigh-high slit and netting-style neckline. While one section of fans and netizens couldn’t stop applauding her eccentric fashion style, there was another section which just couldn’t digest Priyanka’s bold style.Amidst all the praising and trolling, while one netizen compared Priyanka to Baahubali, another accused her of trying to show her legs purposely and fake.Priyanka Chopra is currently shooting for The Sky is Pink where she will be seen with Farhan Akhtar. She has also signed Salman Khan’s Eid release – Bharat – earlier, but, had to opt out of the project owing to her sudden decision to tie the knot with beau Nick Jonas. An upset Salman Khan had revealed that Priyanka had asked his sister to speak to him and had insisted on being a part of the project but backed out at the last minute. He also said that the team was ready to accommodate dates for her but she was insistent on leaving the project. Salman also said that Katrina Kaif should thank Priyanka for opting out which eventually led to her making her way into the film.
Share Photo via @tomwclearyThe Turpins filed for bankruptcy in 2011.When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted for years.It’s not clear why the teenager waited so long to act, but psychiatrists say such behavior is not uncommon even in cases of extreme deprivation.Most people would recognize milder forms of the same inaction that is a coping mechanism, whether it’s failing to speak out against off-color jokes, enduring sexual harassment or staying in an awful marriage, said Dr. Bruce Perry.“This happens all the time. The number of individuals who would immediately respond to an opportunity where they could get away is very small compared to the number of people who would have that paralysis and insecurity and confusion about what to do,” said Perry, a psychiatrist who is a senior fellow at the Child Trauma Academy in Houston.Only after many missed opportunities did the teen probably work up the courage to act, Perry said.“It’s pretty remarkable that she’d do that,” he said. “The power that must have been exerted to keep an entire family like that for so long must have been pretty sophisticated.”David Allen Turpin and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, were arrested Sunday after authorities found the malnourished children in their home in suburban Perris, 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles. They were jailed on $9 million bail each and are expected to appear Thursday in Riverside County Superior Court on charges that could include torture and child endangerment, authorities said.Some siblings were shackled to furniture in the foul-smelling four-bedroom home that looked perfectly normal from the outside.The couples’ children — ages 2 to 29 — were so emaciated the older ones still looked like children. Authorities thought the 17-year-old daughter who called 911 was only 10 when they found her.Until the girl fled with photographic evidence, it appears no one, neither neighbors nor public officials, knew anything about what was happening inside.The Turpins have lived in two Riverside County communities since moving to California in 2011, and police said they were never called to either home, nor were any reports fielded by child protective services.In Hill County, Texas, where they lived previously, the sheriff’s office reported receiving a call from a neighbor complaining a pig that belonged to the Turpins escaped for a pen and ate 55 pounds of his dog food.In another complaint, David Turpin reported that the family’s dog had bitten their 4-year-old daughter on the face. He told police he took the girl to a hospital for stitches and the dog to a veterinarian to be put down, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.It’s not clear what motivated the Turpins to live a secluded life with their large brood or what went on in the house, but parents convicted in similar cases exerted control over their children though a mix of psychological and physical coercion and frequently possessed their own belief system.“They develop a kind of cultish doomsday type of religion where the father becomes this mythical leader and the mother and children’s duty is to serve the father,” attorney Ambrosio Rodriguez said.Rodriguez was a longtime Riverside County prosecutor who sent Jessica Banks, a pastor and mother, to prison for life for beating, starving and drugging her five adopted daughters, who were kept locked in her garage.The Turpin children appeared to be cut off from the outside world, despite taking a trip to Disneyland and Las Vegas, where the parents renewed wedding vows in a service presided over by an Elvis impersonator.“They weren’t allowed to watch TV. They weren’t allowed to have friends over — the normal things that kids do,” the children’s aunt, Teresa Robinette, told NBC’s “Today” show.Individuals held under such conditions often become so physically and emotionally weak “that they are unable to free themselves, even if an opportunity arises,” said Dr. Allen Keller, who runs the Bellevue-NYU Center for Survivors of Torture in New York. “The abuser has basically taken complete control of them. It is a state of severe helplessness.”The children were educated in the home. No state agency regulates or oversees private schools in California, but they are subject to an annual inspection by the state or local fire marshal.The city could find no records of fire inspections, Perris Assistant City Clerk Judy Haughney said in response to a public records request by AP. City Fire Marshal Dave Martinez did not return repeated phone messages seeking comment.Home schooling can further isolate children, denying them social interactions with peers who aren’t their siblings and also giving the parents the ability to teach whatever they want.Perry, who led a team of therapists that interviewed most of the surviving children from the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas, said that one 5-year-old could recite whole books of the Bible but could not identify circles and squares.Other groups have succeeded in keeping their behavior secret by enlisting older children in the rearing and indoctrinating of the younger ones. If older siblings participated in the abuse, they would be less likely to go to authorities.“I’ve seen this movie before,” Rodriguez said. “It’s going to get more creepy and make our skin crawl. And at the end of it, we’re all going to be asking the same question: ‘How did this happen in front of us and no one noticed?’”
© 2011 PhysOrg.com Hot dust and moisture collide to fuel Asian summer rainy season More information: Anthropogenic Aerosols and the Weakening of the South Asian Summer Monsoon, Science, Published Online September 29 2011, DOI: 10.1126/science.1204994ABSTRACTObservations show that South Asia underwent a widespread summertime drying during the second half of the 20th century, but it is unclear whether this trend was due to natural variations or human activities. We used a series of climate model experiments to investigate the South Asian monsoon response to natural and anthropogenic forcings. We find that the observed precipitation decrease can be attributed mainly to human-influenced aerosol emissions. The drying is a robust outcome of a slowdown of the tropical meridional overturning circulation, which compensates for the aerosol-induced energy imbalance between the northern and southern hemispheres. These results provide compelling evidence of the prominent role of aerosols in shaping regional climate change over South Asia. In their paper, the team says that prior to human interference, the monsoon season came about as warm most air gathered over the Indian and Arabian seas (due to more sunlight in the summer months), then traveled northeasterly (because air moves naturally from high pressure systems to low) where it was pushed higher up into the atmosphere due to the heat from the ground below. As it moved higher, it cooled, causing the creation of clouds and eventually the formation of raindrops which began to fall, resulting in massive amounts of rain in the north central regions.In the latter half of the last century however, things changed due to the rapid increase in the amount of aerosols being pumped into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels and from cook fires. Such activities, the researchers say, effectively created a sort of umbrella over India that reflected back some of the heat from the sun, cooling the surface, which meant that not as much moist air was pulled up from the ocean, resulting in less rain falling in the more northern regions and more rain falling in the south and in the ocean. Their model also accounts for the increase in rainfall in neighboring Pakistan where flooding due to excess rain has been in the news of late.The model was developed in hopes of explaining the real world measured changes in rainfall in the area. Records indicate that rainfall in north central India has fallen by as much as 10% during the time period 1950 to 1999, which for India is serious business as up to 80% of the rain the country gets occurs during the monsoon season.On a positive note, Ming points out that aerosols, unlike greenhouse gas emissions, don’t linger in the atmosphere for very long, thus, if changes are made in particle emissions, its likely rain patterns would soon return to normal. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A research team from Princeton has developed a model that they say shows that manmade aerosols in the atmosphere are in part responsible for the decrease in rainfall in India’s north central regions and for an increase in the south during the annual monsoon season. Massimo A. Bollasina, Yi Ming and V. Ramaswam write in their paper published in the journal Science, that aerosols created by burning fossil fuels has changed the weather dynamic in southeast Asia. Citation: Research model shows monsoon change in India may be result of manmade aerosols (2011, September 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-monsoon-india-result-manmade-aerosols.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.