Crain Communications promoted KC Crain to vice president and group publisher, overseeing Plastics News, Rubber & Plastics News, Tire Business and Waste & Recycling News. Crain will continue to serve as publisher of AutoWeek.New York magazine appointed Scott Brown as theater critic. Brown previously served as a writer at Entertainment Weekly, covering theater, movies and television.Time Inc. named Katy Delehanty executive design director of corporate sales and marketing. Most recently, Delehanty served as creative director at Harper’s Bazaar. Ahead of launching its App Lab, Hearst Magazines appointed Avi Zimak advertising director of tablet media. Since July 2007, Zimak served as advertising manager at Town&Country.The National Journal Group has made yet another editorial hire. Kathy Kiely is joining the group as managing editor for politics. Previously, Kiely covered Congress and national politics for USA Today.Harper’s Magazine named Zadie Smith as books columnist, replacing Benjamin Moser, who is transitioning to contributing editor. An author, Smith also serves as a creative writing professor at New York University.Penton Media appointed William O’Conor to the newly-created post of vice president, financial services group. Most recently, O’Conor served as president and managing director of the Wealth Market Segment of Dow Jones Group.Longtime Newsweek correspondent Howard Fineman reportedly is leaving the magazine to serve as a senior editor at the Huffington Post. Fineman had been with the magazine for three decades.Cygnus Business Media named Gloria Cosby executive vice president, diversified portfolio—responsible for managing several brands including Mass Transit and the CPA Technology Advisor. Most recently Cosby served as a brand director.Michael Speier joined Nikkie Finke’s Deadline.com as managing editor. Previously, Speier served as executive editor at rival Variety.Scientific American announced three editorial additions: Christine Gorman was hired to edit the magazine’s health and medicine features, Anna Kuchment was brought on to edit the front of the book section and Bora Zivkovic was named blog and community editor.United Business Media’s Everything Channel appointed Lisa MacKenzie senior vice president of events. MacKenzie previously served as senior vice president of sales.Former People en Español editor-in-chief Richard Pérez-Feria was appointed business editor at Greenspun Media Group and editor of its In Business Las Vegas newspaper. After leaving People en Español, Pérez-Feria served as founding editorial director of Glam Media’s Web vertical Brash.com and most recently as senior vice president of editorial and entertainment at Miami-based República.Theresa Gonzalez was named editor-in-chief of Future US’ Crochet Today. Gonzalez replaces Brett Bara, who is leaving the company.Kiplinger’s Personal Finance announced a pair of personnel changes: Lawrence Carrel was named a contributing editor and Jennifer Schonberger was named a staff writer. Less than a month after Blood-Horse Publications president and CEO Stacy V. Bearse announced that he will retire this fall, the company has promoted Marla Bickel as publisher and CEO. Bickel joined Blood-Horse in 2006 as director of circulation and was named vice president of operations in 2008.Ziff Davis Enterprise has appointed Kristin Beaulieu senior vice president of event sales. Beaulieu joins the company from virtual event vendor INXPO, where she served as vice president of client services.Simon Barnett was named director of photography for LIFE.com. Before working on a documentary project, Barnett served as director of photography at Newsweek.
WATERVILLE, ME — Jason T. Dunn of Wilmington was recently named to the highly selective Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year.Dunn is one of 443 Colby students-or 23 percent of the qualified student body-to have earned a spot on the Dean’s List last semester.Dunn, a member of the Class of 2021, attended Wilmington High School and is the son of Dawn Dunn and Thomas Dunn of Wilmington. Dunn earned a semester grade point average of 3.78 or higher this spring to be included on Colby’s Dean’s List.About Colby CollegeFounded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Colby’s innovative and ambitious campaign, Dare Northward, will support deeper connections between the College and the world and a fully inclusive experience for all Colby students. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 65 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides unique access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Colby College via Merit.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Jason Dunn Named To Dean’s List At Colby CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Jason Dunn Named To Colby College’s Dean’s ListIn “Education”Wilmington’s Esdale Named To Dean’s List At Colby CollegeIn “Education”
An Afghan man walks along a path under snow-laden trees in Kabul on 5 February, 2017. Photo: AFPMore than a 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise still further.The avalanches struck after three days of heavy snow, which has destroyed scores of homes and blocked roads mainly in central and northeastern provinces, making it difficult for rescue workers to reach the stricken villages.The bulk of the deaths however occurred in remote Nuristan province, where at least 50 people were killed in a single village, Mohammad Omar Mohammadi a spokesman for the ministry of natural disaster told AFP.“Avalanches have buried two entire villages in Bargmatal district, 50 bodies were recovered from one village while rescuers are trying to reach the other village,” said the spokesman.Elsewhere 54 people were killed in northern and central Afghan provinces, where officials said massive avalanches destroyed 168 houses and killed hundreds of cattle.Bad weather and deep snow had hampered efforts of rescue workers to reach the isolated villages, raising fears the toll could rise sharply, according to officials.In Badakhshan province also in the northeast of the country, at least 18 people, including three women and two children, were killed when avalanches struck their houses overnight, said provincial spokesman Naweed Frotan.“Several dozens are still trapped, we are trying to rescue them,” he said, adding that many roads were still blocked.Five people were killed by avalanches in the Balkhab district of Sari Pul province in northern Afghanistan and at least 70 people trapped under the snow were being rescued, said provincial spokesman Zabiullah Amani.“The roads to Balkhab are still blocked and we are trying to open them,” he said.Freezing weather killed at least two people and over 100 animals in the western province of Badghis.In Parwan province just north of Kabul, the spokesman for governor Wahid Sediqqi said 16 people died.The government declared Sunday, a normal working day in Afghanistan, to be a public holiday to deter non-essential travel and ensure schools were closed.Heavy snowfall -Unusually, snow even fell in the southern province of Kandahar.Neighbouring Pakistan was also hit by severe weather, with at least 13 people killed in the northwest by avalanches or heavy rain.An avalanche smashed into eight homes in the village of Shershal in Chitral district, killing nine people including four women and four children.The region has been hit by heavy snowfall that is four feet (1.2 metres) deep in some places.Six people who had been trapped beneath the snow were rescued.A separate avalanche killed a soldier at a border checkpoint in Chitral district, a military statement said, while six more soldiers were injured.Chitral district mayor Maghfriat Shah said the city’s airport was closed because of the weather.The region’s electricity supply was also disrupted after the main power line was damaged.In the Khyber tribal district on the Afghan border in the northwest, three infant girls were killed and two women injured when the roof of their house collapsed in heavy rain.Deadly avalanches are common in Afghanistan’s mountainous areas in winter and rescue efforts are frequently hampered by lack of equipment.Despite billions of dollars in international aid after the ousting of the Taliban government in 2001, Afghanistan remains among the world’s poorest nations.Last month heavy snowfall and freezing weather killed 27 children, all under the age of five, in Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan.
Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) undertook the anti-dengue drive in Ward 81 under Borough X on Saturday. KMC officials visited a slum at 56/1, Tollygunge Road where 11 cases of dengue had been reported in 2018. Senior officials spoke to the victims and advised them to take proper precautions. The KMC team included the Ward councillor, deputy chief Municipal Health Officer (I and II), chief Vector Control Officer, consultant entomologist, Ward Medical Officer and health supervisor among others. Anti-dengue drives will be conducted throughout the year. The civic authorities have identified 20 Wards that are vulnerable and where people had been afflicted with dengue last year. Along with the drives, massive campaigns to create awareness against dengue have begun. The civic authorities have launched a new documentary on the dos and don’ts against dengue. The KMC has opened dengue clinics in every borough and urged private laboratories to do ELISA test for proper detection of the disease.