Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppObesity is the big health problem in the Turks and Caicos according to the Premier at a recent interview with Magnetic Media on World Health Day and now this position is supported by remarks from the Executive Director of CARPHA, Dr. C. James Hospedales. During the media conference to announce the first time the Turks and Caicos will host the CARPHA Health and Research Conference this coming June, Dr. Hospedales said a study on obesity, especially among children here, will fuel policies for these islands and other Caribbean countries. Recommended for you TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Related Items:eating, food, health, healthy, obesity, Tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse PAHO: 2.6 million undernourished in the region, still obesity up “The focus of the food environment, the policy package for discussion, how feasible is it, how can we actually do this. Monitoring nutritional labeling, reducing the level of salt, and fat, and sugar; reducing the advertising of junk food to children. How do we cross subsidize fruits and vegetables are among the things to be discussed. What are the trade adjustments we can make to have healthier food imported in the country. So this is highly relevant not just in the TCI but in the broader Caribbean.”
Print still plays a role, but Hanley Wood has committed to a future based on digital media, data services and events. As such, the company is “shifting resources” toward those ends and away from print.The b-to-b publisher focused on the professional construction and design markets has laid off 19 employees from across various disciplines that will impact two of its top titles, Builder and Remodeling.CEO Peter Goldstone confirmed the moves in comments to FOLIO:.”[Hanley Wood] is making significant investments in digital and data solution platforms, increasing headcount across the board,” he says, noting that the company has made 70 hires in the last 12 months. “The shift in resource deployment is from print to digital and data. Our digital and data businesses are up 20 to 30 percent [year-over-year]. We are fueling the growth businesses with additional resources.” Goldstone says frequency and size of the print products will remain unchanged despite the cuts. Print and digital editorial operations began merging in 2011.”We are very committed to print as we still have over 20 print brands that are performing well against our core audience sectors,” he says. “Our core asset is our construction audience database. Print is still 50 percent of our overall media expense and critical to feeding the database.””Instead of wide and thin, which is the old magazine model,” Goldstone continues, “we are expanding vertically and deep within our core audiences. This specialization requires new talent and new skills and new training.”Hanley Wood has emphasized digital- and data-first approaches with several of its smaller brands and in many of its senior-level hires—the company brought on dedicated presidents of content, digital and market intelligence—but hadn’t made major changes to its primary print products until now.Two of the company’s three biggest magazines, Builder has a total qualified circulation of 111,716, while Remodeling has 102,035 qualified subscribers, according to the most recent BPA audits from the first half of 2013. The brands’ web properties attract 161,235 and 87,621 unique visitors each month, respectively, per their media kits.Broadly, the titles’ sector has declined, but is slightly outperforming industry averages in ad pages and ad revenue, according to the latest BIN report from ABM. Building, engineering and construction magazines declined 5.9 percent in pages and 3.7 percent in revenue through the first quarter of 2013.The layoffs are the latest in a series of changes Hanley Wood has undergone as it transforms its business model. The company has been sold twice since 2005 and drastically reduced its debt through restructuring early 2012. Goldstone, who had been president of Hanley Wood from 2009 to 2010, was named CEO last year.**Editor’s note: A prior version of this article incorrectly stated that Goldstone had served as Hanley Wood’s CEO from 2009 to 2010.
A woman and her son were killed and her brother was injured as a wall of a water tank collapsed on them in Narsinghapur Banglabazar area of Savar’s Ashulia early Monday.The deceased were garment worker Selima Begum and her son Siyam Hossain, from Kamaliapara area under Saghata thana in Gaibandha district. They used to live in the rented house of Nur Mohammad Palwan in the area.Police and fire service officials said that the wall of the water tank collapsed on them around 5:00am, leaving Selima and her 10-year old boy dead on the spot and her brother Tutul injured.The injured was admitted to Orthopedic hospital.
Wreath Laying CeremonyBaltimore Metropolitan area Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members, including Epsilon Omega President E. Francine Stokes-McElven, the 27th North Atlantic Regional Director Erma W. Barron, and the 18th International President Mattelia Grays took part in a tribute to the organization’s 12th International President Edna Over Gray Campbell during a Wreath Laying Ceremony in Owings Mills, April 2.The event was part of a nationwide wreath-laying ceremonies themed: A Celebration of Remembrance, A Proud Past…A Promising Future. The newly installed international president, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson’s made this her initial event of her 2014-2018 service programs. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, through its 265, 000 members in 986 local chapters, will address community needs with programs in five target areas, educational enrichment, health promotion, family strengthening, environmental ownership and global impact during this four year period, focusing many initiatives at the community level.Wreath Laying CeremonyFor example, in keeping with an intense focus on promoting lifelong learning, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will provide substantial support to students through AKA One Million BackpacksSM. Through this initiative, the next four years will see members donating and distributing one million backpacks and related school supplies to students worldwide. At the community level, Baltimore City’s Epsilon Omega Chapter will host a back to school fair on Aug. 15, featuring resources for parents and students at 3515 Dolfield Ave.For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, log onto www.aka1908.com.