Interesting quote in the story about layoffs at Dallas’ D magazine, via executive editor Tim Rogers:”What that means is I’ll be writing and illustrating every story in our February issue, for starters.”Full text of Rogers’ e-mail to FOLIO::Here’s what I can tell you about the cuts: We’ve experienced explosive growth since I came to work for the company seven years ago. We assembled the best team of media professionals in North Texas — if not the Milky Way. Every one of the 14 people we let go from the magazine division will be missed. It was a painful process.The reason for the cuts? Ad revenue for us is down. More important, our projections indicate 2009 will be a lean year. We did what was necessary to keep our company profitable and healthy.As for D Magazine proper, we did not lose a single edit or art person — though we all took pay cuts. And we will be working with reduced freelance budgets. What that means is I’ll be writing and illustrating every story in our February issue, for starters. Expect a magazine focused on every detail of my personal life. Should be a newsstand killer.—Tim RogersExecutive EditorD Magazine4311 Oak Lawn, Suite 100Dallas, TX 75219[PHONE REDACTED]www.dmagazine.com
Since then, rumors have swirled about Newsweek merging with Barry Diller-backed the Daily Beast. Marking the site’s second anniversary, Daily Beast founder/editor Tina Brown indicated that “interesting discussions” have been going on concerning Newsweek. Following the Washington Post Co.’s announcement that it was selling ailing Newsweek to audio entrepreneur Sidney Harman, it was speculated, although unsubstantiated, that Harman bought the magazine for $1 in cash plus assumption of certain liabilities. Now, a series of documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission confirm the $1 cash purchase and peg total liabilities at more than $47 million.The documents, filed in association with Washington Post Co.’s 8-K, also outline which assets were included and excluded in the deal. Among the included assets (no big surprises) are all accounts receivable; office equipment like computers and copying machines; furniture and other furnishings; and the archive library of past Newsweek magazines and photographs.Assets excluded from the purchase agreement include ownership interests in an apartment located at Essex House on Central Park South in New York, assets relating to employee benefit plans, as well as artwork located at the Hudson Street offices (other than photographs from the magazines).The purchase agreement was finalized on September 30. A “small percentage” of the magazine’s staff was laid off on September 24 after a number of Newsweek’s top editors—including editor Jon Meacham, Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakaria and longtime correspondent Howard Fineman—left voluntarily.
WILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between January 31, 2019 and February 6, 2019.Thursday, January 31Avetis Chekmeyan (25, Watertown) was issued a summons for Possession of a Class B Drug; Possession To Distribute a Class D Drug; Possession Of More Than 2 oz. of Marijuana Outside Residence; and Possession Of a Class C Drug. (4:38am)Jose Estrada (18, Methuen) was arrested on a warrant. (2:28pm)Friday, February 1Sandra E. Calandrella (52, Woburn) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With Revoked Registration and Operating An Uninsured Motor Vehicle. (8:02am)Saturday, February 2NoneSunday, February 3NoneMonday, February 4Theodore C. Menounos (53, Winchester) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Registration. (5:09pm)Tuesday, February 5Anthony M. Deniso (23, Lowell) was arrested on a warrant. (9:17am)Jason Martines Vance (33, Dracut) was arrested on a warrant. (7:55pm)Wednesday, February 6Ashley E. Butler (34, Peabody) was arrested for OUI Liquor. (10:28pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”
Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) personnel gesture outside a house during a raid — after a suicide blast had killed police searching the property — in the Orugodawatta area of the capital Colombo on 21 April, 2019, following a series of blasts in churches and hotels. Photo: AFPSeven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, a senior investigator said on Monday.Two of the suicide bombers blew themselves up at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel on Colombo’s seafront, said Ariyananda Welianga, a senior official at the government’s forensic division. The others targeted three churches and two other hotels.A fourth hotel and a house in a suburb of the capital Colombo were also targeted, but it was not immediately known how the attacks were carried out.”Still the investigations are going on,” Welianga said.There was no claim of responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks, which mainly took place during church services or at hotel breakfast buffets.”Guests who had come for breakfast were lying on the floor, blood all over,” an employee at Kingsbury Hotel, one of those targeted, told Reuters.”We just picked up everyone, dead or alive and evacuated them.”Four of the bombs went off at roughly the same time, at 8.45 a.m., with two others coming within 20 minutes. The explosions at the fourth hotel and the house were in the afternoon.Sri Lankans accounted for the bulk of the dead and wounded although government officials said 32 foreigners were killed, including British, U.S., Turkish, Indian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch and Portuguese nationals.President Maithripala Sirisena, who was abroad when the attacks happened, had called a meeting of the National Security Council on Monday, a government source said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would attend the meeting, the source said.The U.S. State Department said in a travel advisory “terrorist groups” were continuing to plot possible attacks in Sri Lanka and targets could included tourist spots, transport hubs, shopping malls, hotels, places of worship, airports and other public areas.The government announced a curfew in Colombo from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. A Sunday night curfew was lifted in the morning.The Sri Lankan military, who were clearing the route from Colombo airport late on Sunday in preparation for Sirisena’s return, found a crude bomb near the departure gate, an air force spokesman said.They destroyed the device in a controlled explosion.There were fears the attacks could spark a renewal of communal violence, with police also reporting late on Sunday there had been a petrol bomb attack on a mosque in the northwest and arson attacks on two shops owned by Muslims in the west.Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka was at war for decades with ethnic minority Tamil separatists but violence had largely ended since the government victory in the civil war, 10 years ago.Sri Lanka’s 22 million people include Christian, Muslim and Hindu minority populations.The explosion at the house in the Colombo suburb occurred when security forces raided a house there on Sunday afternoon, several hours after the attack. Police reported an explosion at the house and said three officers were killed.Police said on Monday 24 people had been arrested, all of whom were Sri Lankan.SOCIAL MEDIA BLOCKEDTraffic was uncharacteristically thin in normally bustling Colombo after the island-wide curfew was lifted.Soldiers with automatic weapons stood guard outside major hotels and the World Trade Centre in the business district, where the four hotels were targeted, a Reuters witness said.Scores of people who were stranded overnight at the main airport began making their way home as restrictions were lifted.The government also blocked access to social media and messaging sites, including Facebook and WhatsApp, making information hard to gather.A British mother and son eating breakfast at the luxury Shangri-La hotel were among those killed, British media reported.An Australian survivor, identified only as Sam, told Australia’s 3AW radio the hotel was a scene of “absolute carnage”.He said he and a travel partner were also having breakfast at the Shangri-La when two blasts went off. He said he had seen two men wearing backpacks seconds before the blasts.”There were people screaming and dead bodies all around,” he said. “Kids crying, kids on the ground, I don’t know if they were dead or not, just crazy.”There were similar scenes of carnage at two churches in or near Colombo, and a third church in the northeast town of Batticaloa, where worshippers had gathered for Easter Sunday services. Pictures from the scene showed bodies on the ground and blood-spattered pews and statues.Dozens were killed in one of the blasts at the Gothic-style St. Sebastian church in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo. Police said they suspected that blast was a suicide attack.DOMESTIC FEUDWickremesinghe acknowledged on Sunday that the government had some prior information about possible attacks on churches involving a little-known Islamist group but said ministers had not been told.The apparent lapse could feed into a feud between the prime minister and the president.Sirisena fired the premier last year and installed opposition strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his stead. Weeks later, he was forced to re-instate Wickremesinghe because of pressure from the Supreme Court but their relationship is still fraught as a presidential election nears.
Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez, US Air National GuardThis file photo shows a Houston neighborhood that Harvey flooded in summer 2017. FEMA has awarded more than $51 million to the Harris County Flood Control District for the acquisition of 294 flood-prone homes damaged by the hurricane.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Thursday it has awarded more than $51 million to the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) for the acquisition of 294 flood-prone homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.FEMA informed in a news release that, after the structures are removed, the land will be dedicated and maintained as open space to conserve natural floodplain functions.The HCFCD had already been awarded more than $25 million to acquire and remove 169 residential structures.These awards, FEMA’s news release detailed, are part of a larger project to acquire and remove 985 flood-prone properties in Harris County. The overall proposed federal share is $163 million.The acquisition and removal of properties is a part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The program requires a 25 percent non-federal match. The total cost of the project is $217 million. Share