Hearst Magazines Taps New Global VP People on the Move

first_imgHere are the rest of this week’s people on the move…Meredith Corp. has promoted Melanie Hansche to deputy editor of Alabama-based Food & Wine, one of the titles it acquired through its merger with Time Inc. Hansche was previously editorial director of Organic Life at Rodale, prior to that company’s acquisition by Hearst Magazines.Concurrently, Food & Wine announced a series of other new editorial hires:Karen Shimizu has been named executive editor. Like Hansche, she joins from Organic Life, where she was deputy editor.Mary-Frances Heck has joined as senior food editor. A seasoned freelance food writer and editor, Heck brings experience from Lucky Peach and Bon Appétit, among others.Winslow Taft, formerly art director at Mental Floss, has joined Food & Wine as creative director.Tori Katherman, formerly senior photo editor at Prevention, has been named photo editor.Finally, Alison Spiegel will join Food & Wine‘s New York office as deputy digital editor. She was previously features editor and senior writer at Tasting Table.Teen Vogue has named Samhita Mukhopadhyay deputy editor, reporting directly to newly minted chief content officer Phillip Picardi. Mukhopadhyay was previously senior editorial director of culture and identities at Mic. Additionally, Ella Cerón has been promoted to deputy editor. Cerón first joined the brand in 2015, and most recently was serving as digital West Coast and evenings editor.Carlos Lamadrid has joined Time Out Digital as managing director of global media sales, reporting directly to Time Out Digital CEO Christine Petersen. He arrives from marketing and advertising firm HLC partners, where he served as president.Bonnier Corp. has officially named Sam White the next editor-in-chief of Marlin magazine. He joined the sportfishing title as senior editor in 2015, and had been serving as interim editor-in-chief since November.Mitch Semel has joined TIME magazine’s video team. His career has spanned high-profile production roles at CBS Interactive, CNN, The Huffington Post, and NBC Universal, among several others. Hearst Magazines has elevated Duncan Chater (pictured) to global VP, Hearst Magazines Digital Media Global, in which capacity he’ll be responsible for marketing and advertising revenues for all of Hearst Magazines’ digital businesses operating outside of the U.S.Chater, a 17-year veteran of Hearst UK’s London office, had been serving as chief brand officer of the company’s UK titles since August. He replaces Tracy Yaverbaun, who is leaving the company after about a year and a half in the role. He’ll report to Hearst Magazines’ New York-based president and marketing and publishing director, Michael Clinton.“Duncan has extensive experience specifically in the Luxury, Fashion, Watches, and Beauty sectors, strong client relationships and a desire to keep moving the business forwards into new areas,” said Clinton in a statement. “Marketers are looking for creative global solutions at scale, and with our portfolio of brands in key markets around the world, we are in a unique position to provide trusted editorial environments and reach consumers in a way that works.”last_img read more

For the Chinese connect

first_imgShe started liking the poetry of India’s poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore while in school, and now China’s noted dulcimer player Liu Yuening has made the first Chinese transcription of Tagore’s songs with the aim of creating an enduring basis for India-China ties as the two countries embark on summit-level talks after a month of problems this week. ‘Tagore’s poetry is like music, it is melodic, sweet and lovely,’ Liu said in an interview here on her way back from Kolkata where she attended the opening of a China gallery at Rabindra Bharati University in Jorasanko, Tagore’s ancestral estate, earlier this week. The gallery has several photographs of Tagore and his family members’ visit to China. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ At a concert in Kolkata to mark the 150th anniversary Tagore’s birth in 2011, Liu on the dulcimer had presented a combination of Chinese and Indian music accompanied by Indian musicians and instruments like the tabla. Beyond her childhood love for Tagore’s poetry, it is her musical instrument – yangqin or the Chinese-hammered dulcimer – that has made Liu the leading exponent of the India-China music dialogue and a key ambassador of culture. The yangqin is a stringed musical instrument with the strings stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix ‘The first world-wide dialogue between Indian yangqin or santoor and Chinese yangqin was held in Calcutta in 2011 at the concert themed ‘Night of the Orient, When East Meets East’, said Liu, who has studied in India with noted santoor maestro Shiv Kumar Sharma. ‘More than 20 countries around the world have this instrument that originated in the Iran-Iraq region,’ Liu said of the Chinese dulcimer that is quite similar to the santoor.Liu undertook a seven-month research at the University of Delhi on a Ford Foundation fellowship in 2009 to explore the grammar of the two musical instruments of the same family. Liu, who is a professor at China’s Central Conservatory of Music and the youngest professor of yangqin in the country’s history, aims to create an enduring basis of dialogue ‘between our two oriental cultures’.  ‘With my Indian gurus, I am trying to make a new style of India-China music… Chinese melody, put in the Indian raga structure to create a new sentence and style,’ Liu said.Liu directs a yangqin ensemble called Jasmine and plans to bring it to India on a music tour of the Buddhist heritage sites. In May 2009, Liu held a trio concert with an Indian band called the Kedia Brothers in Jharkhand, where the yangqin, the sitar and the sarod were played together. ‘The basic tones in Chinese music are also found in India music,’ said Liu. Chinese Premier arrived in the Capital to have the first summit-level formal talks.last_img read more

The best backend tools in web development

first_imgIf you’re a backend developer, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the range of backend development tools available. It goes without saying that you should use what works for you but sometimes it’s not that easy to even work that out. With this in mind, this year’s Skill Up report offers a useful insight into some of the most popular backend tools being used today. Let’s take a look at what tools came out on top. That should help you make decisions about what you’re going to use or maybe even just learn. Read the Skill Up report in full. Sign up to our weekly newsletter and download the PDF for free. Node.js More than 50% respondents said, they prefer Node.js, the popular server-side Javascript coding framework. Node.js is a Javascript runtime that runs on the V8 JavaScript runtime engine. Node.js adds capabilities to Javascript (front-end language) to let it do more than just creating interactive websites. It uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. The latest stable release of Node, Node 10, will be the next candidate in line for the Long Term Support (LTS) in October 2018. Node.js 10.0 comes with plenty of new features like OpenSSL 1.1.0 security toolkit, upgraded npm, N-API, and much more. Get started with learning Node.js with the following books: Learning Node.js DevelopmentLearn Node.js by Building 6 ProjectsRESTful Web API Design with Node.js 10 – Third Edition ASP.NET Core The next popular alternative was ASP. NET Core with over 25% developers approving it as their choice of backend framework. ASP.NET Core is the open-source cross-platform framework for building backends, web apps and services, and IoT apps. According to the skill-up survey, it was also one of the most popular framework used by developers. It provides a cloud-ready, environment-based configuration system. It seamlessly integrates with popular client-side frameworks and libraries, including Angular, React, and Bootstrap. Get started with ASP.NET Core by reading: Learning ASP.NET Core 2.0Mastering ASP.NET Core 2.0ASP.NET Core 2 High Performance – Second Edition Express.js Developers and tech pros also like to work with Express JS, and hence it ranked No. 3 on our list. Express JS is the pre-built Node JS framework that can help developers build faster and smarter websites and web apps. Express basically extends Node.js to build complete web apps. It is the perfect framework to learn for developers, who are fluent in Node.js, but want to transition to creating apps from just server-side technologies. Express is lightweight and comes with extra, built-in web application features and the Express API to support the already robust, feature-packed Node.js platform. Express is not just limited to NodeJS. It also works seamlessly with other modules and offers HTTP utilities and middleware for creating APIs. It can help developers master single-page and multiple-page websites, as well as some complex web apps. You can go through Projects in ExpressJS [Video], a complete course to learn professional web development using Express.js. Laravel Next, was Laravel, a prominent member of a new generation of web frameworks. It is one of the most popular PHP frameworks and is also free and and open source. It features: A simple, fast routing engine Powerful dependency injection container Multiple back-ends for session and cache storage Database agnostic schema migrations Robust background job processing Real-time event broadcasting The latest stable release, Laravel 5 is a substantial upgrade with a lot of new toys, at the same time retaining the features that made Laravel wildly successful. It comes with plenty of architectural as well as design-based changes. Start building with Laravel with these videos. Beginning Laravel [Video]Laravel Foundations: Basics to Every App [Video] Java EE The fifth most popular choice of backend tool is the Java EE. The Enterprise Java standard or Java EE is a collection of technologies and APIs for the Java platform designed to support Enterprise. By enterprise, we mean applications classified as large-scale, distributed, transactional and highly-available, designed to support mission-critical business requirements. Applications written to comply with the Java EE specification do not tie developers to a specific vendor; instead, they can be deployed to any Java EE compliant application server. The Java EE server application implements the Java EE platform APIs and provides the standard Java EE services. The latest stable release, Java EE 8 brings with it a load of features, mainly targeting newer architectures such as microservices, modernized security APIs, and cloud deployments. Our best picks for learning Java EE: Java EE 8 Application DevelopmentArchitecting Modern Java EE ApplicationsJava EE 8 High Performance The other backend tools which were among the top picks by developers included: Spring, a programming and configuration model for building modern Java-based enterprise applications, on any kind of deployment platform. Django, a powerful Python web framework for creating RESTful web services. It reduces the amount of trivial code, which simplifies the creation of web applications and results in faster development. Flask, a framework for building web servers in Python. It is a micro framework, meaning it’s not a full stack web application development framework. It just gives the developers very basics to get a web server running. Firebase, Google’s mobile platform to help developers run mobile backend code without managing servers and develop high-quality apps. Ruby on Rails, one of the oldest, backend technology. A certain percentage of people still prefer using ruby on rails for their backend code. Rails is a flexible and IDE friendly framework with easy functions and manipulations and the support of the powerful ruby language. The entire skill up survey report can be read on the Packt website, which details on what developers think about the changing tech landscape and the parameters that are driving that change. This survey report is launched at the start of the Skill Up campaign, where every eBook and video will be available for $10. Go grab your free content now!last_img read more

Remote Code Execution Flaw in APT Linux Package Manager allows maninthemiddle attack

first_imgYesterday a remote code execution bug was found in the APT high-level package manager used by Debian, Ubuntu, and other related Linux distributions. Max Justicz, the security researcher who discovered the bug, says that the bug “allows a network man-in-the-middle (or a malicious package mirror) to execute arbitrary code as root on a machine installing any package.” Justicz’s blog post states that the vulnerable versions of APT don’t properly sanitize certain parameters during HTTP redirects. An attacker can take advantage of this and perform a remote man-in-the-middle attack to inject malicious content, thus tricking the system to install certain altered packages. HTTP redirects while using apt-get command help Linux machines to automatically request packages from an appropriate mirror server when other servers are unavailable. If the first server fails, it returns the location of the next server from where the client should request the package. Justicz has also demonstrated this man-in-the-middle attack in a short video: Justicz told The Hacker News that a malicious actor intercepting HTTP traffic between APT utility and a mirror server, or just a malicious mirror, could execute arbitrary code on the targeted system with the highest level of privileges, i.e. root. He further adds, “You can completely replace the requested package, as in my proof of concept. You could substitute a modified package as well if you wanted to”. The APT is also used by major Linux distributions like Debian and Ubuntu, who have also acknowledged and released security patches for this vulnerability. Hacker News also points how this flaw comes around the time when cybersecurity experts are fighting over Twitter, in favor of not using HTTPS and suggesting software developers to rely on signature-based package verification since the APT on Linux also does the same. They further add that the APT exploitation could have been mitigated if the software download manager was strictly using HTTPS to communicate securely. The developers of APT have released version 1.4.9 that fixes the issue. The bug has also been fixed in APT 1.2.29ubuntu0.1, 1.7.0ubuntu0.1, 1.0.1ubuntu2.19, and 1.6.6ubuntu0.1 packages, as well as in APT 1.4.9 for the Debian distribution. You can head over to Max Justicz official blog for more insights on this news. Read Next Kali Linux 2018 for testing and maintaining Windows security – Wolf Halton and Bo Weaver [Interview] Black Hat hackers used IPMI cards to launch JungleSec Ransomware, affects most of the Linux serversHomebrew 1.9.0 released with periodic brew cleanup, beta support for Linux, Windows and much more!last_img read more

Recordhigh 65 million passengers flew with WestJet in Q3

first_img Share Tags: WestJet Thursday, October 12, 2017 Posted by CALGARY — WestJet is flying high with the news that it flew 6.5 million guests in the third quarter of 2017, an all-time record high for the airline and a year-over-year increase of 10.7%.September 2017 traffic results also revealed a load factor of 80.4%, an increase of 0.5 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 5.9% year over year, and capacity (measured in available seat miles, or ASMs), grew 5.3% over the same period.“We are very pleased with our strong traffic growth, as we reported record load factors each month this quarter, which translated into achieving both our highest ever quarterly load factor of 85.7%, and flying an all-time quarterly record number of guests in our 21-year history,” said WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky. “I want to sincerely thank our over 13,000 WestJetters for continuing to deliver our award-winning brand of friendly caring service as we transition through our shoulder period into the busy winter season.”More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesThese record numbers come on the heels of WestJet breaking ground on its new $50 million hangar project at YYC Calgary International Airport in September. The hangar, once complete, will occupy 125,000 square feet, accommodate its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft and stand eight stories tall.Also in September, WestJet announced the name and logo for its ultra-low-cost airline in Canada. Named Swoop, the ULCC will begin selling flights in early 2018.center_img Record-high 6.5 million passengers flew with WestJet in Q3 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group last_img read more

Transat buys up land in Mexico one step closer to launching its

first_img MONTREAL — Transat A.T. Inc. has made its first step towards the goal of opening its own hotels with the announcement that it has purchased land in Riviera Maya, Mexico.The stretch of land, located in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, is ideally situated midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, some 20 kilometres from Cancun International Airport.In addition, the company has entered into a promissory agreement to purchase a second adjacent property for a total consideration of between US$54 and $57 million to build a new beachfront resort.The agreement is subject to certain usual conditions and is anticipated to close on or around Nov. 1, 2018.“We are very pleased with these transactions in a prominent Mexican tourism market,” said Transat President and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Marc Eustache. “This is just the beginning: we are continuing our exploratory work with the objective of finding attractive land or hotels that we can acquire or manage. Our company’s future growth will be built on hotel development and, obviously, the strength of our leisure travel business.”More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckFirst announced in July 2017 following the sale of its minority 35% interest in Ocean Hotels, Transat’s new hotel division will include some 5,000 owned or managed hotel rooms at its main Sun destinations by 2024. Posted by Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tags: Hotels & Resorts, Riviera Maya, Transat Transat buys up land in Mexico, one step closer to launching its first resort Travelweek Group last_img read more