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first_imgEWIP‘s annual Exceptional Women in Publishing conference was held earlier this month in San Fancisco. The event marked its fifth anniversary, while the organization itself notched its fifteenth year in operation. According to organizers, more than 250 attendees were on hand to listen to sessions lead by speakers such as AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher and keynoters Liz Schimel, chief digital officer at Meredith, and KALW Your Call host Rose Aguilar. This year’s recipient of the Exceptional Women in Publishing Award—the 15th annual—was Deanna Brown, who just prior to the event announced her departure as CEO of Federated Media Publishing. The award was presented by last year’s winner, Dwell Media president Michela O’Conner Abrams. Brown took the opportunity to announce her new venture—Digital Scouts, which she described as a talent agency for content creators.last_img read more

School Committee Release Details On FY20 Budget Process Chair Challenges Residents To

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Last month, school officials announced key dates in the schedule for developing of the district’s FY20 budget.Assistant Superintendent Paul Ruggiero noted his office was currently closing the books on the FY18 budget, in the middle of the FY19 budget, and beginning to plan the FY20 budget.Key dates from his memo include:October 2018 — School Committee discusses budget priorities.October 5, 2018 — FY 20 Budget materials sent to Leadership Team.October 26, 2018 — FY20 Budget materials due to the Central Office.October 26, 2018 – November 8, 2018 — Materials reviewed and entered into the budget in the “FY20 Proposed Budget” column.November 7, 2018 — Central Office Review with Budget Managers: ELL, Middle School, High School, Athletics, Early Childhood, Elementary Schools, Intermediate SchoolsNovember 8, 2018 — Central Office Review with Budget Managers: Health Services, Music/Art/PE, PreK-5 Literacy Specialist, Assistant Superintendent, Technology & Student Support ServicesNovember 9, 2018 – December 5, 2018 — Budget presentation prepared for School Committee Budget Meeting on December 12December 12, 2018 — Preliminary Budget Presentation to the School CommitteeDecember 14, 2018 — Compile Facility Repair & Improvement Requests, Send To George Hooper, DPW & Jeff HullDecember & January — Budget Deliberations with School CommitteeDecember & January — Create Warrant Articles for Capital ItemsJanuary — Budget books completed & sent to Administrative TeamJanuary — Budget books & materials sent to School CommitteeJanuary — Present Superintendent’s Recommended FY20 Budget to School CommitteeJanuary 28, 2019 — Town Manager’s Budget PresentationFebruary 2019 — School Committee Budget DeliberationFebruary 13, 2019 — Public Hearing on the FY20 Budget at School Committee MeetingMarch 2019 — Meeting with Finance CommitteeMay 4, 2019 — Annual Town Meeting“This schedule is very similar to what you’ve seen in prior years,” noted Ruggiero.“I’ve highlighted February 13 — the public hearing on FY20 budget,” said School Committee Chair Julie Broussard. “We’ve never had anyone come. This is the one opportunity a year where’s it’s a public hearing and people can participate and ask questions [about the schools’ budgets]. That’s my challenge to the community — be here on February 13.”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… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: 5 Things That Happened At This Week’s MeetingIn “Education”Wilmington School System Receives $20K State Grant For Safety & Security UpgradesIn “Education”last_img read more

Farooq Entire Indian forces cant defend against terrorists

first_imgAsserting that the entire Indian security forces would not be able to defend the nation from terrorists, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday called for a dialogue between the India and Pakistan to end violence at the border.“For how long do we want to see innocents being killed (in the border areas)? How much the army can defend us? Even if the entire Indian Army comes then they will not be able to defend against the terrorists. There is only one way and that is to talk to them,” Abdullah said at a press conference here. The former state chief minister also reiterated his earlier stance that PoK belonged to Pakistan and that India should be content with Jammu and Kashmir, saying that both nations do not have the courage to take each others’ territories. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra dam“Farooq Abdullah will say this again and again. Not for the last 15 years but ever since I entered politics, I have never felt that these two sides can be united. Neither do we have the courage to take their territory, nor do they have the courage to take ours. We are also a nuclear power; they are also a nuclear power,” he said.Abdullah said that dialogue is the only way forward for a resolution to the Kashmir issue. “Ever since I came into politics, I have always said that this state (PoK and J-K) can never become one. Neither do we have the power to take back their part (PoK) nor have they (Pakistan) the power to take our part; we are a nuclear power and they, too, are,” he said at a discussion by civil society to explore the ways for bringing peace and reconciliation between the two countries.last_img read more

Boy kills self after sister refuses to give him her phone

first_imgKolkata: A Class-VI student from Katwa in East Burdwan committed suicide after a quarrel with his elder sister over using her mobile phone.The incident occurred at Srikhanda village under Katwa police station on Monday. It triggered tension among local residents. The deceased boy, identified as Kailash Ghosh, (11), had a fight with his elder sister, who is Class-X student, over using she mobile phone. The boy had no mobile phone of his own and hence he wanted to use the phone of his elder sister. As the elder sister was not willing to hand over her mobile phone to him, an altercation broke out between the two. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataFollowing the incident, Priyanka went inside her room and attempted to kill herself by hanging from the ceiling fan. A timely intervention of the family members saved her but the victim on the other hand thought that his elder sister had committed suicide and he left the house in fear and hanged himself from a tree close to his house. Some of the local residents spotted the victim and rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. The elder sister however managed to survive as she was rescued on time while she was attempting suicide. A probe has been initiated in this regard.last_img read more

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Which would you choose: a single-platform app with a great user experience or a cross-platform app with a poor one?Entrepreneurs would be facing that choice had Facebook not agreed in September to relicense its popular React framework for third parties. React Native renders mobile user interfaces on both iOS and Android with minimal or even no native coding required.Related: User Experience Is Integral to Winning App DesignIt wouldn’t have been an easy decision to make. A tailored user experience is more important to customers than ever, yet six-figure app development costs offer a powerful incentive to inexpensively support both platforms.With React Native, however, entrepreneurs can have the best of both worlds. Whether you’re building a new app or improving an old one, use the following four tips to complete that task with React Native, which:1. Supports both platforms from the startIn the past, determining which platform to support was a question of the app’s likely user base. North America and Western Europe are dominated by iOS, while Android leads almost everywhere else. Globally, 88 percent of smartphone users run Android.Related: Sorry Windows, Android Is the World’s Most Popular OSReact Native almost entirely eliminates this choice. Rather than construct parallel codebases in Swift and Java (the respective languages of iOS and Android), developers using React Native need only to maintain a single JavaScript codebase for both platforms.At Yeti, we tried cross-platform solutions such as PhoneGap and Xamarin, but neither offered a great experience for users and developers alike. That isn’t to say that React Native eliminates all cross-platform challenges, but it substantially reduces them.2. Identifies platform-specific needs for native code.What of the remaining cross-platform challenges? They tend to come down to hardware differences between the two devices. For example, if your app will use Bluetooth technology, Apple Pay or Android’s near-field communication feature, you’ll still need to write native code.So, conduct rigorous testing to ensure that any features you build in React Native work across Android devices’ varying shapes and screen sizes. Consider designing and developing screens separately if they don’t render cleanly in Android or iOS.And know the good news: that native-code needs have been steadily decreasing as the React community has matured.Need help? Check React Native component libraries to avoid reinventing the wheel with native iOS or Android code.3. Plan ahead with web apps.”Mobile first” has become the mantra of entrepreneurs and developers. The reason is that porting from web to mobile can be a nightmare. What works on desktop rarely works on a smartphone screen.React Native doesn’t solve many desktop-to-mobile design challenges, but it does enable entrepreneurs to reuse code from web apps written in React. There’s a talent advantage there, too: Web developers using React Native can more easily cross into mobile development than they’d otherwise be able to.Walmart Labs, actually, has just made this process even easier. The company, which uses a React-based system for the front end of its website, just open-sourced a tool that allows entrepreneurs to migrate existing apps to React Native. Walmart used its own tool to convert its shopping cart web app to its mobile app.4. Don’t sweat porting between mobile platforms.Even if their interfaces look similar, an iOS app and its Android brother run on vastly different code. Until React Native, making an app fluent in both languages was no small task. Just one challenge, for example, is that Apple design elements exist within two dimensions, whereas Android design incorporates depth.But assuming that the app doesn’t make extensive use of proprietary hardware, such as the phone’s camera, React Native can drastically cut conversion times. A relatively simple React Native app initially deployed for iOS can be rolled out for Android in mere weeks. Just be sure to check for interface issues and incorporate proprietary features, such as Android’s back button, before going to market.Related: Early Days, But Apple Pay Struggles Outside U.S.Facebook itself did this in 2015. The tech giant made its Ads Manager app, originally developed for iOS, both its first React Native app and its first fully cross-platform app. Porting Ads Manager to Android took three months, but the team has since turned React Native conversions into a science.In sum, those outside the tech world may underestimate the impact React Native is having on app development. And supporting both iOS and Android is nowhere near the enormous undertaking it once was. With React Native, entrepreneurs can spend more time meeting users’ needs and less time worrying about their choice of smartphone. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. October 18, 2017 4 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more