first_imgGeneral Excellence:New YorkAdam Moss, editor-in-chiefBen Williams, editorial directorNymag.com Design:WIREDChris Anderson, editor-in-chiefBrandon Kavulla, creative directorUnderworld Issue, February 2011, iPad appVideo:The New York Times MagazineHugo Lindgren, editor-in-chief“My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling,”by Julie Dressner, Shayla Harris and Clifford J. LevyTablet Edition:National GeographicChris Johns, editor-in-chiefBill Marr, creative directorMelissa Wiley, e-publishing directorAugust 2011, September 2011 and November 2011 iPad apps New York magazine took home two Ellies: one for the esteemed General Excellence category, as well as for best website. Editor-in-chief Adam Moss and editorial director Ben Williams accepted the awards for the publication. WIRED also took home two Ellies: one for reporting, honoring “FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims are ‘Violent, Radical,’” written by senior writer Spencer Ackerman; and the other for design on its iPad app for its February 2011 Underworld Issue. See below for the full list of winners. Reporting:WIREDChris Anderson, editor-in-chiefNoah Shachtman, digital editor“FBI Teaches Agents: ‘Mainstream’ Muslims are ‘Violent, Radical’”by Spencer Ackerman, senior writercenter_img Personal Service:Menshealth.comDavid Zinczenko, senior vice president, editor-in-chiefWilliam G. Phillips, editor“The Skin Cancer Center”by Adam Campbell, executive editorand Amy Rushlow, senior editorWebsite Department:The Daily BeastTina Brown, editor-in-chief, Newsweek and The Daily Beast“Book Beast”Website:New YorkAdam Moss, editor-in-chiefBen Williams, editorial directorNymag.comCommentary:The American ScholarRobert Wilson, editor“Zinsser on Friday,” by William ZinsserUtility App:TIMERichard Stengel, managing editor“PopuList” for iPadMultimedia:Foreign PolicySusan B. Glasser, editor-in-chief“The Qaddafi Files: An FP Special Report” NEW YORK – Today’s MPA Digital: Swipe Conference closed with the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media 2012, presented by the American Society of Magazine Editors [ASME]. People managing editor and ASME president Larry Hackett and Lucy Danziger, editor-in-chief of SELF and ASME secretary, were on hand to present the copper Ellies to the winners.last_img read more

first_imgDefense officials will start to form a task force to study the business case for consolidating the military’s three exchange services and the Defense Commissary Agency, after Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan this week approved a memo laying out the next steps for a possible merger of military resale activities. Shanahan said he agrees “a single consolidated organization offers the greatest potential to achieve the economies and efficiencies” that are necessary to ensure commissary and exchange benefits survive, according to the memo.The task force is scheduled to complete its analysis by Oct. 31, at which point it would begin planning for consolidation, reports Military Times. If the DOD chief management officer approves the business case, the team would complete integration planning by Jan. 31, 2019, and the consolidation would begin under existing authorities. Lawmakers would be afforded input into the decision, however, under an amendment to the House version of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill.Photo by Michelle Bir Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgNetflix seems to be trying something new. If you recently updated or downloaded the Netflix mobile app, you might have noticed an Extras icon has replaced the Coming Soon icon. When CNET tested the feature, Netflix showed us a vertical Instagram-style feed of originals, series and movies. The feed has videos and images you can scroll through. Netflix will still show a brief synopsis of the show if it’s out, or when the new season debuts. You can tap Remind Me to be notified when the new season is up as well. Netflix is nesting a news feed. Screenshot by Carrie Mihalcik/CNET Netflix didn’t immediately respond for comment but confirmed the test to Variety on Wednesday. “We are testing a feed of video extras in our mobile app to help fans connect more deeply with the titles they love and discover new ones to watch. These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, and may not become permanent,” the streaming company told Variety.  Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Is Netflix too expensive? Netflix doesn’t think so Mobile Culture Mobile Apps 0center_img Post a comment 1:36 Tags Netflixlast_img read more

first_imgThree people are dead after a small plane crashed in the parking lot of an Ace Hardware store near Hobby Airport Thursday in southeast Houston.The incident was reported at 6800 Telephone Road where Houston Fire Department units arrived to find a small single engine plane down in a parking lot. The plane had struck a parked vehicle. Drivers are urged to avoid travel in the following perimeter:Bellfort to the NorthBroadway to the EastAirport Blvd to the SouthMykawa to the West NTSB on the angle of descent. Plane missed power lines, propane tank & a building. “Yes, that’s remarkable.”#khou pic.twitter.com/bUMRDDMwiB— The Bishop (@BillBishopKHOU) June 9, 2016No other information was immediately available. Stay with News 88.7 for the latest in this breaking news story. We will update as we learn more. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThania Sanchez via APFrame grabs taken from the cell phone video of Thania Sanchez allegedly shows 20-year-old Jack Young periodically driving both over the double yellow as well as the white line on the right just moments before crashing into a church bus from New Braunfels and killing 13 people. (Thania Sanchez via AP) A 20-year-old man whose pickup collided with a church minibus last month in rural Texas, killing 13 people, told state troopers he had taken prescription medication before driving and had marijuana in his truck, according to court records.The records obtained from Uvalde County showed a state trooper found two whole marijuana cigarettes and five partially smoked ones in Jack Dillon Young’s truck after the March 29 crash that happened on a two-lane highway about 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of San Antonio, the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/2nBMgAb ) reported Tuesday. An affidavit from another state trooper seeking a blood test for a toxicology report said the trooper had probable cause to believe Young was intoxicated during the collision because the man told a trooper he had taken prescription medication earlier in the day, including clonazepam and the generic forms of Lexapro and Ambien.A phone call to a number listed for Young’s family went unanswered Tuesday. A message left by The Associated Press for the judge who signed the documents was not immediately returned.No charges had been filed in the crash as of Tuesday. District Attorney Daniel Kindred has said it could be more than a month before the investigation file from the Department of Public Safety is forwarded to his office.The collision took place near Garner State Park. The small church bus carrying 14 older congregants from the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels was returning from a retreat.Officials from Uvalde and Real counties confirmed they had received phone calls about a white pickup truck driving erratically and crossing the highway shortly before the wreck. A couple who had been driving behind Young’s pickup filmed his car crossing into the oncoming traffic lane and onto the shoulder.The couple later confirmed they had called the county law enforcement officials and later 911 when the collision occurred. The man later told police and reporters, including the AP, that Young had told him he had been texting before the accident.A National Transportation and Safety Board investigator said Young was not wearing his seatbelt, while most if not all of the 14 church bus occupants had been wearing theirs. Only one passenger in the back row of the bus survived the crash.The NTSB investigation of the crash, which will include a likely cause and any safety recommendations for the future, could take up to a year to complete. Kindred and other officials said that report has no bearing on when or whether criminal charges are filed. Sharelast_img read more