EWIP‘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.
WILMINGTON, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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”
Asserting 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.
Kolkata: 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.