Pulitzer Prizes Open Three More Categories to Magazines

first_img The board noted that all entries should still come from U.S.-based organizations that publish at least weekly and that are “primarily dedicated to original news reporting and coverage of ongoing stories.” The Pulitzer Prize Board announced that online and print magazines will be eligible for consideration in three additional categories: International Reporting, Criticism and Editorial Cartooning, beginning with the 2016 prizes, which honor work published this year. No magazines won in either of the eligible categories last year, although The New Yorker’s Jennifer Gonnerman was named a finalist in Feature Writing for her article, “Before the Law,” detailing the story of a teenager who spent three years on Rikers Island without trial after being accused of stealing. “Magazines are adapting to the digital age and accelerating their publication schedules to report on a timely basis consistent with what newspapers do,” said Mike Pride, administrator of the prizes, in a statement. “The board is attuned to this media convergence and is opening our competition in light of it.” Entries for the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes will open in December, with a deadline of January 25. Traditionally limited to newspaper journalism, the prizes first expanded the Investigative Reporting and Feature Writing categories to include magazine entries last year. The announcement comes a day after board chair Paul Gigot, editor of The Wall Street Journal, issued a call for wider participation in 2016 among U.S. news organizations large and small. The move also recognizes the reshaped role of magazines in a changing media environment.last_img read more

NEW RESTAURANT ALERT Habit Burger Grill To Open Its First New England

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”BREAKING NEWS: What’s Going On With Michael’s Place?In “Business”The Dunkin’ Next To The RMV Holds Grand Reopening, Donates $2,000 To Wilmington Fourth of July CommitteeIn “Business” WILMINGTON, MA — Habit Burger Grill announced this week it will be opening in Wilmington — in the new retail plaza being built at 196 Ballardvale Street — across the street from Target.Never heard of this popular burger joint? The California-based Habit Burger Grill has 265 restaurants in 12 states, but none in New England… until its Wilmington location opens in the spring of 2020.Habit Burger Grill is expanding into Massachusetts and New Hampshire after inking a 7-store development agreement with Adam Quinn, Chief Operating Officer of Heidi Burgers LLC. Quinn, a Dunkin Donuts franchisee who owns six of the locations in town, has 15 years of experience in the quick service restaurant industry. Quinn has repeatedly given back to the Wilmington community, including a recent $5,000 donation to Wilmington Public Schools.Quinn will open Habit locations in Middlesex County and Essex County, with the first location planned for Wilmington.“I knew I wanted to partner with The Habit when I met the leadership team. I was impressed with their focus on operational execution, the guest experience and metrics-based decision making,” said Adam Quinn, Chief Operating Officer at Heidi Burgers in a statement. “We are excited to bring the hand-crafted-to-order quality and value of The Habit’s chargrilled burgers, sandwiches and salads to the Bay State and beyond. We know consumers will fall in love with The Habit Burger Grill in the same way my wife and I did.”“Massachusetts and New Hampshire are burger strongholds, and we are eager to see Heidi Burgers bring our chargrilled style of food and focus on customer service to this area. We’ve met few operators who have as much passion for the way we do business as Adam Quinn. We look forward to his team’s success in these communities,” added Russ Bendel, President and CEO of The Habit Restaurants.According to a press release from the company, the Habit Burger Grill — currently celebrating its 50th anniversary – is “a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and handcrafted sandwiches featuring USDA choice sirloin steak, grilled chicken, and sushi-grade ahi tuna cooked over an open flame.”The restaurant also features fresh made-to-order salads; popular sides — onion rings, sweet potato fries, french fries, and tempura green beans; and tasty shakes and malts.The restaurant was named as having the “Best Tasting Burger in America” in 2014 by Consumers Report. Just this year, the restaurant was named the winner of USA Today’s 10 Favorite Regional Fast-Food Chains.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.last_img read more

DJIs Osmo Mobile 3 is the phone stabilizer weve been waiting for

first_img 0 DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is a smaller, lighter phone camera stabilizer 12 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 2:50 Share your voice Post a comment Mobile Tags The redesigned Osmo Mobile 3 lets you fold and go.  Joshua Goldman/CNET Motorized phone camera stabilizers are great for getting smooth and steady shots from your phone — assuming you use it. For me, it’s one of those products you buy with the best intentions and then don’t use because it’s simply too large, awkward and fragile to bring with you all the time. DJI’s Osmo Mobile 3 tackles this with a unique folding design that makes it more compact and easier to toss in a bag and go. And it’s $10 less than its predecessor.Available today for $119, the redesigned gimbal unlocks and folds fast and has locks to keep it from swiveling around. You can even throw it into a standby mode so you can partially shut it down, fold it and move to a new location and then quickly unfold and immediately start shooting. The whole device is lighter and more compact than previous models, but still runs for up to 15 hours on a single charge.Note that CNET may get a commission when you buy through any of the links on our site.See it at DJIThe new design also addresses a few issues users had with the Osmo Mobile 2. The gimbal no longer blocks the ports on your phone so you can connect an external mic and charge your device off the Osmo’s battery. You also no longer need to manually rotate your phone from landscape to portrait as it can now do it with a button press and position the camera right-side up.DJI Osmo Mobile 3From left to right: DJI Osmo Mobile, Mobile 2 and the new Mobile 3. Joshua Goldman/CNET A slider on the grip’s side lets you activate your phone’s zoom and a trigger in front will automatically switch between your phone’s front and rear camera. In selfie mode you can even use hand gestures to start a self-timer for photos and video. The trigger will also do things like recenter the camera and start DJI’s ActiveTrack feature that automatically tracks a subject and keeps them centered in the frame.The Osmo Mobile 3 uses DJI’s Mimo app it introduced with the palm-sized Osmo Pocket in November 2018. Although you can use the Osmo Mobile 3 with your phone’s camera app, Mimo is what gives you all the unique features like ActiveTrack and gesture controls. Mimo also enables you to create panoramas and shoot motion time-lapse and hyper-lapse videos. There’s a Story mode as well that will take your videos and edit them into short, social-friendly clips using one of 13 templates.Though mainly known for its camera drones, DJI has spent much of the past year building out other categories. Last month it introduced a first-person view HD video transmission system for drone racing and a compact motorized gimbal for pro cameras. In June, DJI introduced a $500 RC robot rover with a mini cannon made for students. It launched its first action cam in May, the DJI Osmo Action. DJI’s Osmo Pocket is an amazingly small stabilized 4K… DJIlast_img read more

Gazette on MPelects of 11th parliament likely Wednesday

first_img.The election commission (EC) is likely to publish the gazette on the 298 MP-elects of the 11th parliament on Wednesday.”The gazette was sent to the BG (Bangladesh Government) Press on Tuesday evening for printing. Hopefully, we would get it on Wednesday,” said EC joint secretary SM Asaduzzaman.Traditionally, the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected MPs takes place within the three days after the publication of the gazette.According to the article 148 (2A) of the Constitution, the newly elected members of parliament will be obliged to take oath within three days after the publication of election results through official gazette, or else their memberships will cease to exit.last_img read more

Webel to set up 3D printing institute on behalf of ITE dept

first_imgKolkata: The state Information Technology & Electronics (IT&E) department is working on to set up an institution on 3D printing and Webel has been given the responsibility to set up this institute on behalf ofthe department. “We have already come up with a state-of-the-art animation academy and there is a 90 percent chance of employability after completing the course from this academy. We are hopeful of coming up with an institution on 3D printing. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWe will not only train people but also provide assistance in taking up business ventures on this,” a senior official of the state IT&E department said on the sidelines of Edtech 2018 organised by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). “The state government is leaving no stone unturned to position Bengal as the centre of animation, 3D printing and emerging technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Embedded Technology, Cyber Security etc,” said Debashis Sen, state Additional Chief Secretary of IT&E department at the inaugural session of the event. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe state IT&E department will soon hold a meeting with the state School Education department and place a proposal to encourage students to learn programming from school level. “We have roped in PWC for doing a detailed research in Bengal and India in the area of emerging technologies. We have found that the way in which AI is opening up job opportunities we have to make our students learn one or two programming like C+, Python or Java right from school level. This will also help them develop logical thinking right from an early age,” Sen added. It may be mentioned that China is imparting programming lessons right from Class III for a long time and is a global leader in emerging technologies for quite some time. In order to create a buzz, the state government has been organising knowledge workshops every month. “Blockchain Congress scheduled for December 18 and 19 at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town as Kolkata is a part of this endeavour,” Sen maintained.last_img read more

Bill to eliminate funding for Visit Florida passes 10 – 5

first_img Share Posted by TALLAHASSEE — Tourism officials say a bill passed this week could cripple Visit Florida, to the point of wiping out the tourism board at a critical time for attracting international travellers to the state.According to the Orlando Sentinel the bill passed by a 10 – 5 vote. The bill eliminates funding for tourism marketing and other programs.Visit Florida has been beset by scandal after it partnered with Florida-born rapper Pitbull for a tourism promotion campaign. Florida Governor Rick Scott called for former Visit Florida CEO Will Seccombe to step down after Visit Florida refused to publicly disclose it paid rapper Pitbull US$1 million to promote the state. Visit Florida’s new President and CEO Ken Lawson was appointed in January.Tourism funding critics say increases in visitation to Florida don’t justify current levels of government funding.According to TravelMole, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who was in favour of the bill to eliminate funding, said that between 2011 and 2015, Visit Florida funding increased 112% while visitor numbers were up 22%. Travelweek Group Friday, February 10, 2017 center_img Tags: Florida Bill to eliminate funding for Visit Florida passes 10 – 5 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more