New York Publishing Veteran James Brady Dies

first_imgJames Brady, a writer, editor and longtime publishing industry veteran who worked at a slew of New York-based publications and founded two of its most popular columns, has died. He was 80.Brady, who worked his way up from a business reporter at Women’s Wear Daily to bureau chief, editorial director and eventually publisher, is credited with creating Page Six, the New York Post’s popular gossip column, and New York magazine’s Intelligencer.His resumé in publishing included a stint as London bureau chief for Fairchild in 1959, then the as the company’s bureau chief and European director in Paris; VP, editor and publisher of Harper’s Bazaar;  editor of Rupert Murdoch’s new tabloid weekly, Star; associate publisher of the New York Post; and as editor of New York, succeeding its founding editor, Clay Felker.Brady also was nominated for (and won) several Emmy Awards for his work as a television talk show host, including one he did for New York magazine. As a bestselling author, Brady published several books. The Coldest War, about his time as a Marine, published in 1990, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.Most recently, Brady wrote a celebrity profile column for Parade and a media column for Forbes.com.last_img read more

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Watch SZA Debuts Garden Video Featuring Donald Glover

Watch SZA Debuts Garden Video Featuring Donald Glover

first_imgNews Watch: SZA, Donald Glover In “Garden” watch-sza-debuts-garden-video-featuring-donald-glover The GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer gets cozy with the “This Is America” singer/songwriter in her latest videoRenée FabianGRAMMYs May 21, 2018 – 12:18 pm Last week SZA teased that a video for “Garden (Say It Like That)” would be coming shortly. And now she’s made good on that promise.”Garden” features not only SZA’s mother, but also “This Is America” singer/songwriter Donald Glover, who plays the video’s love interest. The video shows SZA singing against nature-based backdrops such as the ocean and a forest while pining after Glover’s character.The track is from the R&B singer/songwriter’s 2017 album Ctrl, which earned SZA her first five career GRAMMY nominations for the 60th GRAMMY Awards, including Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best New Artist. Watch: SZA Debuts “Garden” Video Featuring Donald Glover Twitter Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 11, 2017 – 4:44 pm SZA’s “Drew Barrymore” Connection Facebook If you want to catch SZA performing “Garden” and her other hits live, grab your tickets to the upcoming TDE Championship tour, which runs through June 16 and also features Kendrick Lamar,  ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock, among others.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

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Tata Zest Spotted on Test Launch Soon

first_imgTata Motors’s upcoming sedan Zest has been spied testing in India again, suggesting the imminent launch of the car.Tata Zest, a car which was first showcased at the country’s biggest automobile extravaganza, Delhi Auto Expo in February is expected to make its domestic auto market entry in near future. The car has made numerous appearances on the cyber space through spied images and reports, now the Motoroids has posted the spied images of the car which was seen testing in Pune.Zest, the first sedan in India with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), will be offered in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version of the Zest will be powered by a 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine under the hood, which can churn out a power of 85 PS at 5000 RPM and a peak torque of 140Nm 1750-3000 RPM.The diesel model will come with a 1.3 litre Quadrajet motor, which can generate 90 PS power at 4000 RPM and 200Nm torque at 1750-3000 RPM. The car is expected to come with features like new front grille, projector headlamps, steering wheel and dash board.The auto lovers are also expecting the launch of Tata’s premium hatchback Bolt in the country. Bolt will also pack the same 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine and the 1.3 litre diesel engine, and will churn out the same power and torque. Bolt was spied testing in India recently. It is speculated to come with a new audio system that features MapMyIndia GPS, touchscreen and voice commands, center console, infotainment system, electric power steering in place of the Vista’s hydraulic unit, projector headlamps and LED tail lamps.Even though Tata is still silent on the launch date and the availability of the Zest and Bolt in the subcontinent market, the company’s exclusive websites for both the cars are live from Monday (24 March).last_img read more

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DC Baseball Academy Focuses on the Fundamentals

DC Baseball Academy Focuses on the Fundamentals

first_imgA Washington, D.C. organization is reaching out to Black youth in the city’s Southeast quadrant to teach them about America’s oldest pastime: baseball. The Washington Nationals Youth Academy, which began in 2014, uses baseball and softball programs as a vehicle to teach young athletes about problem-solving, teamwork, communication, critical thinking and character development. The program is currently serving 150 children from Southeast D.C., free of charge.Washington Nationals mascot Screech (left) gives children high fives. (Courtesy Photo)“Everything they are doing here is so critical to our kids,” Sharon Robinson, author and daughter of Jackie Robinson, said in a statement on the Nationals Testimonials page. “Having a place like this that is beautiful, they have lots of people that support them, and they have people from their own community supporting them, as well as older mentors and teachers. It makes me feel very hopeful. I’m glad the Nationals have made this a part of their commitment to the community.”According to online media outlet The Undefeated, Black players currently comprise 7.7 percent of all the players in Major League Baseball. “Baseball is not the cheapest sport, there are a lot of materials that you need to buy in order to play,” Katina Lee, senior director of operations at the Youth Academy, told the AFRO.The academy uses baseball and softball as vehicles to foster positive character development, academic achievement, and improved health among youth from underserved communities in Washington D.C., according to its website. To participate, children must live in either Ward 7 or Ward 8 and be enrolled in the third to eighth grades. “We are here to be a model organization that nurtures the development of D.C. Youth,” Lee said. The Youth Academy has a multitude of programs for youth, including a Science of Baseball curriculum that runs for six weeks from late June to early August. The program incorporates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well. “It helps you learn more about baseball and the STEM concepts through the game of baseball. They even offer softball for the girls in the Academy,” Lee said. From late June to August the program offers a Summer Instructional Baseball League that teaches children about the worth of putting in effort and being able to work with a team. An after school program is also offered from October to May. The program teaches children about the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Children who participate in the program also receive mentoring for one hour every day from young professionals or retired or active duty military members.“If you build a trusting relationship with an adult you’ll make better decisions in the future,” Lee said.The academy has partnered with the local YMCA to also provide a six-week adult cooking course for community members, along with other programs that address self-defense, financial literacy, agriculture, and community service. “The majority of our budget is funded by donations – there are . . . [fundraising] actively events, individual giving by people and corporations,” said Lee.last_img read more

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Scientists consider the possibility of adding aerosols or modifying clouds to slow

Scientists consider the possibility of adding aerosols or modifying clouds to slow

first_img Governments send representatives to climate meetings hoping to establish a consensus regarding carbon emission reductions, and the citizens of the world debate the source or even reality of global warming and what ought to be done about it. Yet the planet continues to warm. Scientists around the globe are convinced that unless something is done soon, the planet could become a miserable place, or worse, we could cause our own extinction. While some progress has been made in limiting carbon emissions, most would agree such efforts are falling short. For that reason, some scientists have begun looking at other ways to prevent catastrophe. Two of the most debated are aerosol injection and cloud seeding.The idea behind injecting aerosols into the atmosphere, as Niemeier and Tilmes point out, is to mimic the cooling that occurs when volcanoes erupt. Along with smoke, volcanoes also emit a lot of sulfur, which is why scientists suggest we do the same artificially. But that might be easier said than done, Niemeier and Tilmes note, because it would involve replicating an eruption the size of Mount Pinatubo every day for approximately the next century and a half.And there are problems with cloud seeding, too, which might be done to disperse cirrus clouds, preventing them from trapping heat—the main problem is lack of precision; doing it wrong could lead to more warming, for example.For these reasons and many more, Pasztor, Scharf and Schmidt suggest taking a very serious look at how to prevent one country, group or even a wealthy individual from striking out on their own with such approaches. Adding a governing body to the equation, they suggest, could prevent these scenarios. More information: Ulrike Lohmann et al. A cirrus cloud climate dial?, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aan3325 Ulrike Niemeier et al. Sulfur injections for a cooler planet, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aan3317 Janos Pasztor et al. How to govern geoengineering?, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aan6794 (Phys.org)—Scientists looking at alternative approaches to staving off global warming have published two Perspective pieces in the journal Science. In the first, Ulrike Niemeier and Simone Tilmes with the Max Planck Institute and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the U.S., respectively, address the possibility of injecting aerosols into the atmosphere as a means to limit heat passing through. In the second, Niemeier has paired up with Blaž Gasparini with the Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Science in Switzerland to look at the issues involved with attempting to disperse clouds that prevent heat in the atmosphere from escaping back into space. In an editorial in the same journal issue, Janos Pasztor, Cynthia Scharf and Kai-Uwe Schmidt consider how we might govern geoengineering attempts to prevent a reckless few from possibly destroying the planet they are trying to save. Citation: Scientists consider the possibility of adding aerosols or modifying clouds to slow global warming (2017, July 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-scientists-possibility-adding-aerosols-clouds.html Explore further © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img Journal information: Science Models show injecting aerosols into the atmosphere to prevent hurricanes possibly feasible Credit: CC0 Public Domain This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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