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_imgMaruti Suzuki, India’s largest car maker appears to be preparing for an aggressive launch in the domestic market in the near future. The company, which recently took the wraps off its much anticipated Celerio in India, has now showcased a few interesting customised vehicles at the ongoing 12th edition of Delhi Auto Expo.Maruti’s Swift is undoubtedly one of the best offerings from the company for the Indian auto enthusiasts. The car has earned many accolades sine its foray into the auto market. Now the brand is trying its luck in the hot hatch segment with the sportier version of Swift – Swift Sport.Donned in yellow paint, the new Swift Sports flaunts a sporty and aggressive look. The car accommodates safety features like ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution), ESP, dual front, electronically adjustable side-view mirrors, dual airbags in the front, curtain airbags and a knee airbag for the driver. Other features of the car include HID projector headlights, automatic headlights, power folding wing mirrors, keyless entry and Bluetooth compatible music system.Under the hood, Swift Sports packs 1.6-litre 4-cylinder motor, which can churn out a power of 100PS at 6900RPM and a peak torque of 160Nm at 4,400RPM. The vehicle can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 8.7 seconds and can attain a top speed of 193kmph.The company also unveiled a new avatar of its Swift Dzire called Swift Dzire Opula. The car houses a slew of features like dual tone seats, dual tone dashboard and a console fitted with display.last_img read more

first_imgnonameRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has decided to see a test of its main rival, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in the election to two city corporations, according to senior AL leaders.A central leader said they are taking preparations to hold elections in Gazipur and Khulna city corporations to assess the popularity of the BNP, before elections elsewhere.The election schedules of Gazipur and Khulna city corporations will be announced on 31 March, the election commission’s secretary Helal Uddin told journalists. The elections may be held in May.In fact, party leaders indicated, the ruling AL has no interest in holding elections to city corporations before the all-important national elections to be held at the year end.The AL could not forget its 2013 experience, when its mayoral candidates all five city corporation elections to the BNP nominees.The AL, however, wants to see how the BNP’s capacity without its chairperson Khaleda Zia campaigning in Gazipur and Khulna city corporation elections.On the basis of results of these two city corporations, the government will make plans for the elections to the rest of the city corporations where tenures of office-bearers are schedule to expire.Accordingly, the election commission can hold elections to Gazipur City Corporation any time. It can hold elections to Khulna City Corporation after 30 March.The elections to Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) can be held after 9 April, in Sylhet after 11 April and in Barisal after 27 April.According to the EC and the government, there is no legal issue that can halt elections to five city corporations. It is possible to hold elections to all five city corporations simultaneously after Eid-ul-Fitr.However, apart from the AL’s reluctance to hold elections to all city corporations at a time, the ruling party is focusing on the process of national elections that is expected to begin after Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in June.Earlier, the EC announced the schedule of by-elections to Dhaka North City Corporation on 26 February. Following a court order, the election was halted. The DNCC mayoral post fell vacant after the death of Annisul Huq.Elections to RCC, KCC, SCC and BCC were held in June of 2013 ahead of the 10th national elections held in 5 January of 2014 and all AL candidates were defeated then. The AL also lost the GCC elections held in July of 2013. BNP candidates won mayoral posts of all five city corporations.According to the AL’s own assessment, the party is not in a position to beat the BNP in elections to the five city corporations.A central leader of AL, preferring not to be named, said the people criticised the government for not holding elections to DNCC out of fear of defeat after the election was halted by a court order.The government will be liable if the elections to other city corporations are halted as well, the leader said adding the BNP has claimed that their popularity has increased after the former prime minister was sent to jail in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.The ruling party leader said they want to see whether the BNP joins the elections and how they perform in the elections.Some of the AL leaders believe the AL’s position is better in Gazipur this time while the position of BNP is better in Khulna. If the party wins at least one of two city corporations elections, their prestige will be saved, the leaders feel.AL presidium member and member of nomination board for local government elections, Abdur Razzak told Prothom Alo, “There was no formal discussion over the city corporation elections. Formal process can’t be started before the announcement of the election schedule.”He said the AL is not scared of elections. AL candidates will also win in the city corporation elections as the party has brought about massive development in the country in the past nine years, Razzak expressed his optimism.Elections to three city corporations were held in one and half years. The AL candidate won in Naryanganj, the BNP in Comilla and Jatiya Party in Rangpur. The AL was sure of winning Narayanganj for personal image of Selina Hyat Ivy.AL was not interested in holding elections to DNCC as there was no ‘guarantee’ of its win in the elections.      The ruling party has unofficially directed some aspirants to work for city corporation elections. Of them, former mayor of Sylhet City Corporation Badruddin Ahmed Kamran and Rajshahi city unit president AHM Khairuzzaman Liton have received green signal from party president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina.AL central leaders asked Gazipur city AL leader Jahangir Alam to work for the upcoming elections.Serniabat Sadiq Abdullah, son of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s cousin and Barisal AL president Abul Hasnat Abdullah, and Hasina’s cousin Sheikh Jewel are in talks to get nomination for the election respectively from Barisal and Khulna.Former city mayor Talukdar Abdul Khalek is also a contender for the party nomination in Khulna. But, he is a member of parliament from Bagerhat-3 constituency. If he wants to participate in the city corporation election, he has to resign as MP.“I’m not interested in participating in the election,” he said. “Despite development works, I lost the city corporation election. So, I no more want to go back there,” he added.On the contrary, Sheikh Jewel is yet to participate in any elections.In Gazipur, city AL president Azmat Ullah Khan and general secretary Jahangir Alam are hopeful of winning the party ticket.In the last Gazipur city polls, held on 6 July, 2013, Azmat Ullah Khan was the AL candidate while Jahangir Alam contested the polls as a rebel candidate.According to party insiders, Jahangir has been instructed to work for the elections.“I’ve been working since the last city corporation election. I was also told to work for the polls. Other formalities will start after the schedule of the election is announced,’’ he told Prothom Alo. * This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam and Imam Hossainlast_img read more

first_imgMap of ThakurgaoMembers of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) have detained four Bangladesh nationals near the border area, reports UNB.Three Bangladesh nationals were picked up by BSF from Paria border in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon district early Sunday while another from Durgapur border in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat.The detained persons are Shah Alam, 35, son of Sirajul Islam of Taranjhuri village, Abu Sayeed, 24, son of Ismail Hossain of Horinmari Noyabasti village and Pobarul Hossain, 26, son of Tofarul islam of Notabari village in upazila.Lieutenant colonel Mohammad Hossain, commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh battalion no 50, said that a BSF team detained the trio from an area adjacent to 385 no pillar on the border line around 4:00am while they were trying to intrude into Indian territory.Meanwhile, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sent a letter to the BSF for holding a flag meeting, he added.BSF detained a Bangladeshi national from Durgapur border in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat early Sunday.The detained person is Milon Mia, 35, son of Mohsin of Durgapur village.A team of BSF detained Milon from 2 no sub pillar of 927 no main pillar on the border around 4:30am while he was trying to intrude in Gidaldaha area of India, said lieutenant colonel Golam Morshed, commanding officer of BGB-15 battalion.last_img read more

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA man was killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Bhaturia of Harinakundu upazila in Jhenaidah district on Tuesday night.The deceased Amirul Islam Pocha, 43, was a member of an inter-district robber gang, claims the law enforcement agency, reports UNB.While passing through a check-post set up in the area, a gang of robbers opened fire to the RAB men forcing them to fire back in self-defence, RAB-6 assistant superintendent Golam Morshed said.Later, the RAB members recovered the bullet-hit body of Pocha and sent it to Harinakundu Upazila Health Complex, he said.The law enforcement members recovered one shutter gun, two bullets and a sharp weapon from the spot, Golam Morshed said.The deceased was wanted in 13 cases including that of murder and robbery, said the RAB official.last_img read more

first_imgGonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury. File PhotoGonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury on Tuesday told the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) that the people of the country were expecting the party to act, reports UNB.”Bangladesh’s democracy and the country itself have been snatched away. The people are expecting steps from your party (BNP),” he said, addressing the party’s vice-chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu.Zafrullah was speaking at a programme marking the homecoming day of Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, organised by Bhasani Anusari Parishad, at National Press Club in the capital.”Come out on the streets,” he said.Jatiya Party’s former minister and secretary general Mostafa Jamal Haider said democracy was “destroyed” through the “farcical 30 December elections.”Shamsuzzaman Dudu, Jahangirnagar University former vice chancellor Jasim Uddin Ahmed, JU teacher professor Dilara Chowdhury also spoke, among others, at the programme.last_img read more

first_img Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — The archives of the late evangelist Billy Graham will be moved from their location in Illinois to the library named after him in North Carolina.The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association announced the decision about the transfer of the evangelist’s papers and the association’s archives on Thursday (March 28).“This is part of our continuing consolidation in Billy Graham’s hometown,” said evangelist Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the BGEA and son of Billy Graham.“Some 214,000 people visited the Billy Graham Library here in Charlotte last year alone, and it makes sense for my father’s archives to be housed and maintained here for visiting scholars to conduct research, and for our guests to see when they come visit our ministry headquarters, the Library and my parents’ gravesites.”Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth, on the campus of Wheaton College, where they met and courted. RNS file photoThe Billy Graham Center was dedicated in 1980 at Wheaton College, the older evangelist’s alma mater in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Ill.The Billy Graham Center Archives and the rest of the center are housed in an on-campus building that bears the evangelist’s name. The archives include materials in addition to those related to Graham, who died last year, and the center serves as a networking hub for evangelism and missions for churches, ministries and scholars.At the time the center was dedicated, the BGEA was located in Minneapolis. After the association announced the relocation of its headquarters to Charlotte in 2001, it began to consolidate its operations on a 63-acre campus that now includes the 40,000-square-foot Billy Graham Library.The BGEA said records that will be moved after June 1 include sermon transcripts, personal correspondence, and radio and TV recordings.Wheaton College acknowledged the BGEA’s request in a statement.“College leaders are in communication with the BGEA regarding its planned consolidation,” the statement reads. “Wheaton College affirms its longstanding respect for the BGEA and looks forward to continuing the positive relationship that the College and the BGEA have enjoyed for decades.”The school said the evangelistic vision of Graham, who was also a longtime trustee of the college, continues through programs and events of Wheaton’s Billy Graham Center.“More than 19,000 scholars, journalist and other researchers have spent 67,000 hours in the Billy Graham Center Archives since it opened, producing dozens of books, articles and papers annually,” it said.The center will continue to house other archives including those of evangelist Billy Sunday and evangelical organizations such as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the Lausanne Movement.A webpage of Wheaton’s Billy Graham Center Archives lists a wide range of resources about Graham and his association. It also includes links to oral histories of Wheaton alumni who recalled his personality and preaching style during their college days.Billy Graham speaks during the Billy Graham Crusade at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York City on June 25, 2005. RNS photo by John O’Boyle/ The Star-LedgerRELATED: Timeline of the life of Billy GrahamThe most recent blog post about the Billy Graham Library’s archive collection is a reposting of an article from Wheaton’s From the Vault blog that included images of a yellowed, creased 1941 sermon by Graham and a newspaper article from the same year about his appointment as the pastor of a local church.Messiah College history professor John Fea expressed concern about future access to the elder evangelist’s archives and said its move could represent “a larger manifestation of evangelical anti-intellectualism.“By taking the papers away from Wheaton, where access is open, Franklin Graham and the BGEA can now control access and can thus control the narrative of his father’s life in terms of who gets to read them,” Fea told Religion News Service. “Evangelicals must come face to face with both the good side and bad side of their history by taking an honest look at people like Billy Graham. I am not sure this will happen in Charlotte. The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte is not a library.”Asked what will be publicly accessible after the transfer, BGEA Executive Vice President Ken Barun told RNS that final decisions will be made over the next several weeks.“Discussions are continuing between BGEA and Wheaton College about the transfer of archives, including decisions on the breadth and scope of the collection, future accessibility and online opportunities for research,” he said. Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen News Share This! By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Tagsarchives Billy Graham Billy Graham Center Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Billy Graham Library Franklin Graham homepage featured,You may also like Share This!center_img Share This! News Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Judge vacates former youth minister’s sex abuse convictions  Share This! Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment By their tweets you will know them: The Democrats’ continuing God gap August 30, 2019 Opinion By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is ‘stirring’ August 29, 2019 By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstwlast_img read more