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Barnes Noble Digital Newsstand Passes 650000 Periodical Downloads

first_imgWhile publishers and Apple haggle over the pending launch of a digital newsstand, Barnes & Noble took the opportunity to remind everyone that it not only has a functional newsstand, but it’s chugging right along. The bookseller says that its NOOKnewsstand has surpassed 650,000 digital single copy and subscription sales in the last two months.Sales were spurred by the launch of the NOOKcolor two months ago. B&N says its digital periodical sales are “exceeding expectations,” driven largely by owners of the $250 device.The company says it has added about 12 new titles in the last month including O, The Oprah Magazine, Food Network Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Guitar World and Consumer Reports ShopSmart. The total number of available titles now hovers around 120 magazines and newspapers.The post-Christmas timeframe also impacted sales. B&N says 150 percent more subscriptions were ordered during that time than over the previous 12 months. “We are excited to offer a wide array of top periodicals and have seen explosive growth in NOOKnewsstand sales since the launch of NOOKcolor,” said Jonathan Shar, vice president and general manager of digital newsstand at B&N. Shar was hired away from Time Inc. last March, where he was vice president and GM of CNNMoney.com. At the time, BN.com’s digital periodical offerings were much lighter, about 20 newspapers and 11 magazines. According to B&N, best-selling magazines include Us Weekly, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Maxim and Women’s Health, among others.last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Carlee Sutera Named To Deans List At Seton Hall University

first_imgSOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is pleased to announce Carlee Sutera of Wilmington has qualified for Spring 2018 Dean’s list.About Seton HallOne of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership – developing students in mind, heart and spirit – since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. For more information, visit http://www.shu.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Seton Hall 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Carlee Sutera Named To Dean’s List At Seton Hall UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Ryan Tonra Named To Dean’s List At Seton HallIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Fariha Haque Named To Dean’s List At University Of RochesterIn “Education”last_img read more

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Underpaid women 7th standard student answers Math question with a social angle

first_imgFacebookPhotos of a Mathematics exam paper answer sheet apparently completed by a seventh standard student is now the hottest debating point among Indian users in social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.The question was very simple: “A woman earns Rs 18,000 in 15 months. How much money she will earn in a month? How much she can earn in seven months? How long will it take for her to earn Rs 30,000?”The student answered each of these questions correctly without any mistakes. And at the end of the answer, he wrote a very thought-provoking sentence, “This woman worker is underpaid.”As this kind of an answer was never expected from a child studying in the seventh standard, photos of the answer sheet are now going viral on the internet. But the words from this student pose a million questions to the Indian society, which is primarily male-oriented.Why women are being treated as second-class citizens, especially in the labor sector? PixabayCiting the example of Kerala, we can clearly say that there is a heavy disparity in pay between men and women workers. A man who is doing construction work earns somewhere around Rs.700-1000 a day in Kerala, but a woman gets only between Rs.300-450.In the textile industry too, women employees are facing severe atrocities from the side of the management. A year ago, it was reported that some of the leading textile showrooms in Kerala were not paying as per norms to saleswomen, and they are not supposed to sit inside the shop even when customers were not there.These are broad daylight facts we notice at a time when the whole nation is talking and fighting for gender justice. If the condition of women in a highly educated state like Kerala is so pathetic, then what will be the case of women workers in other states?It’s time for authorities to answer the way the Seventh Standard student mentioned in his/her answer sheet.last_img read more

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CPIM alleges BJP Congress traded votes in Kerala

first_imgCongress President Rahul Gandhi files his nomination for his second seat of Wayanad for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Wayanad, Kerala on April 4, 2019. Also seen Congress General Secretary (Uttar Pradesh East) Priyanka Gandhi.IANSTwo days after Kerala went to the polls to elect 20 Lok Sabha members, a leader of the state’s ruling CPI-M on Thursday alleged that there was an “unholy alliance” between the BJP and the Congress and they engaged in trading of votes. Kerala recorded 77.68 per cent polling, up from 74.02 per cent in 2014.Kozhikode district Communist Party of India-Marxist secretary P. Mohanan told the media that in constituencies like Kannur, Kozhikode and Vadakara, this “unholy alliance” took place to defeat the CPI-M. “In Kozhikode and Vadakara, the BJP has traded its votes to the Congress candidates and in these areas, the yesteryear’s ‘secret alliance CO-LE-B’ (Congress, Indian Union Muslim League and the BJP) was very active. In several places in these constituencies, both the BJP and Congress workers were hand in glove. The feature of this trading was evident in constituencies where, the BJP fielded weak candidates,” he said.The CPI-M also suspects that “vote leaks” have taken place in Kollam and Attingal constituencies. Intelligence reports have now surfaced which has predicted that the candidates of the CPI-M led-Left Front Democrat candidates have not been able to put in a good performance. The CPI-M has an internal mechanism of analyzing the pattern of voting soon after polling ends and the top brass of the party is meeting here on Friday to take a final stock of the polling, when more details of this “vote-trading” are expected to come out.State Congress chief Mullapally Ramachandran, however, slammed the CPI-M’s allegations and said that he will leave politics if it proves that there was a secret deal between his party and the BJP. “Who does not know that it was Vijayan who acted between the RSS and the CPI-M. If the CPI-M proves the involvement of the Congress in any such unholy alliance, I will end my public life,” he said.K. Surendran, the BJP candidate at Pathanamthitta constituency (where the Sabarimala temple is located), told that the CPI-M need not worry about BJP votes. “What the CPI-M should be worried is that when votes are counted, they should be able to answer about their missing votes,” said Surendran, who expects his victory.A meeting of the RSS leaders at Kochi on Thursday has concluded that the BJP candidates will win Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta. “Lot of new voters have voted and this shows that they want a change… I am confident that I will win,” said Kummanem Rajasekheran, the BJP candidate who took on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is aiming for a hat trick in the Thiruvananthapuram constituency.last_img read more

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Govt forces public servants to join rally BNP

first_imgFile Photo BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Saturday alleged the government is using the public servants for political purposes like that of the 1975 Baksal regime, reports UNB.Speaking at a human chain programme, he also said the government has committed a mistake by forcing the public servants to join the Suhrawardy Udyan rally marking the international recognition of the historic 7th March speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.”The cabinet secretary has issued a written order asking all government officials and employees to be present at Suhrawardy Udyan today (Saturday) as the prime minister is scheduled to address there. It’s an unjust act to send the public servants with threat to a political rally or a reception,” the BNP leader said.He said the government could do it as Bangladesh is now not a democratic country. “Baksal has been revived in a new cover with new surprise under Sheikh Hasina’s rule.That’s why the public servants must join the political rally.”Mentioning that the cabinet secretary’s order for participating in the rally unlawful one, Rizvi said public servants are not forced in any democratic country to join a political programme.Pirojpur Nationalist Forum in Dhaka arranged the human chain programme in front of the Jatiya Press club, demanding its leader Gazi Nuruzzaman Babul’s release from jail.Rizvi said government officials and employees were forced to join political programmes after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had introduced Baksal in January, 1975. “Now we’re seeing new Baksal under the rule of her daughter Sheikh Hasina as public servants are being forced to join a political meeting.”He said the government will not be able to woo people by resorting to repressive acts and forcing them to do anything against their will.last_img read more