Magazine content – NKY Zine http://nkyzine.com/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 16:38:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nkyzine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/favicon-1-120x120.png Magazine content – NKY Zine http://nkyzine.com/ 32 32 Local Content Bill: NCDMB accuses National Assembly of sectors’ peculiarities https://nkyzine.com/local-content-bill-ncdmb-accuses-national-assembly-of-sectors-peculiarities/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 15:44:40 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/local-content-bill-ncdmb-accuses-national-assembly-of-sectors-peculiarities/ By Jean Ikani The National Assembly of Nigeria has been urged to consider the particularities of various sectors of the economy when enacting local content legislation for sectors such as construction, information technology, energy and others. The Executive Secretary Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote made the recommendation while speaking at […]]]>

By Jean Ikani

The National Assembly of Nigeria has been urged to consider the particularities of various sectors of the economy when enacting local content legislation for sectors such as construction, information technology, energy and others.

The Executive Secretary Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote made the recommendation while speaking at the 5th edition of Valuechain Magazine’s Lectures and Awards held on Monday in Abuja.

The recommendation follows the continued efforts of the National Assembly to enact the Nigerian Local Content Development and Enforcement Bill 2020 to create local content legislation for other key sectors of the national economy. .

Speaking on the topic, “The Impact of Nigerian Content Law: Learning from the Successes of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry,” the local content boss who was represented by the council’s chief legal officer of Directors, Barr. Naboth Onyesoh, noted that the success and achievements recorded in the implementation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act (NOGICD) had prompted various stakeholders to call for the extension of the Act to other sectors.

He stressed that the bill’s considerations to extend the local content law to these sectors must take a tailored approach to address the particularities of these sectors in order to be successful.

Rod. Naboth Onyesoh (2nd from left) represented the Executive Secretary of NCDMB at the event.

What the Executive Secretary says

In his words: “There is no doubt about the imperative to extend the law on local content to other sectors. Interestingly, this patriotic desire is expressed from different angles. Each of the bills has its merits and concerns; concerns would require relevant stakeholder input and collaboration to resolve and move forward.

“Although it is not just a matter of determining what shape or form the proposed legislative intervention would take, the Council strongly aligns itself with the call to extend the Nigerian Content Law to other sectors. However, based on our experiences in 12 years of implementing the current law and the particularity of the oil and gas industry, we believe that it would be more efficient and successful to adopt a tailor-made approach, which would take into account the particularities of the different sectors intended to be covered,” he concluded.

Speaking further, the SE noted that President Muhammed Buhari has strengthened the practice of local content in the oil and gas industry through his full support for Council programs as well as by issuing the Executive Orders (EO: 003 and 005) that aim to promote the local content contained in public contracts and projects.

He maintained that the Council has been pragmatic in implementing the Nigerian Content Act in the oil and gas industry to support the critical task of nation building and in actualizing some of the policies and initiatives of the federal government under President Muhammed Buhari. He pointed out that the Council’s activities have been oriented towards the dynamics of job creation, the implementation of the gas decade, the ease of doing business, diversification within the framework of the economic recovery and growth plan. (ERGP).

While praising the efforts of Valuechain magazine, Engr. Wabote noted that the story of the publication resonates with that of the Council because it tells of the positive impact of a small organization in a relatively short period of time.

He said: “The publisher has had a significant impact on the media landscape and the oil and gas industry.

The ES added that the magazine has carved a niche for itself in providing solutions through its presentation of credible information and education to enable Nigerians to actively participate in the oil and gas industry.

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SPONSORED CONTENT: 10 things AQMesh did first https://nkyzine.com/sponsored-content-10-things-aqmesh-did-first/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 09:42:58 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/sponsored-content-10-things-aqmesh-did-first/ AQMesh modules integrate the measurement of a wide range of air pollutant gases into a single device. 2022 marked 10 years of innovation and leadership from AQMesh. To highlight the group’s experience, continued forward-looking vision, and commitment to pushing the capabilities of small sensor systems, the company lists here the top 10 things AQMesh has […]]]>

AQMesh modules integrate the measurement of a wide range of air pollutant gases into a single device.

2022 marked 10 years of innovation and leadership from AQMesh. To highlight the group’s experience, continued forward-looking vision, and commitment to pushing the capabilities of small sensor systems, the company lists here the top 10 things AQMesh has first developed and refined since its commercial launch in 2012. .

1. IoT connectivity using mobile phone network: remote data for air quality monitoring by small sensors

AQMesh was the first small sensor manufacturer to take an IoT approach, using the mobile phone network to connect to the cloud, allowing remote access to data from individual measurement points. Until then, conventional equipment used loggers and other small sensor-based air quality measurement equipment that offered direct download or radio communication, often through a cluster of sensor nodes.

2. Integration of gas and particulate monitoring in one small sensor instrument
Since 2013, AQMesh pods have been able to monitor gases and particles in a single instrument. The compact pods continued to lead in terms of the wide range of measurements offered on a single unit: up to six gases among NO, NO2O3CO, SO2H2S, TVOC and CO2 as well as PM monitoring and options for noise and wind speed/direction. Pod pressure, relative humidity and temperature are all measured as standard. At the 2019 AIRLAB International Microsensor Challenge, AQMesh was recognized as the most accurate multi-parameter outdoor air quality monitor and was rated for the most pollutant measurements offered in a single system.

3. Mini optical particle counter, counting and sorting particles by size, for accuracy on all PM fractions
AQMesh’s in-house designed optical particle counter measures PM1, PM2.5, PM10, TPC and TSP particles (up to 30 microns). Its bespoke design uses a straight line between the sample inlet and the bench, which means that larger particles do not settle in a curved sample path, allowing complete capture of pollutants. Additionally, the OPC uses a pump instead of a fan, which produces a constant flow from inlet to sample measurement, and then ensures consistency of sample calculations – fans can cause voids that could interfere with flow and affect sample measurement. The AQMesh OPC therefore makes it possible to accurately measure more coarse particles (PM10) in the sample.

4. Pioneers of small, city-wide sensor networks, from Citi-Sense to the Breathe London Pilot
Launched in 2012, AQMesh was part of the EU-funded consortium that set up a groundbreaking project to advise citizens on air quality, in eight cities, using hundreds of measuring devices. The Breathe London pilot, which ran from 2018 to 2020 and in which 100 AQMesh pods were used, was the world’s first hyperlocal surveillance network. The two-year pilot project proved and validated small sensors for city-wide monitoring, and also led the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to release a “model” for other cities. .

5. Out-of-the-box real-time accuracy with correction for environmental conditions and cross-gas effects without the need for machine learning
AQMesh’s high accuracy and performance has been achieved through years of extensive global colocation comparison testing against certified reference equipment, in all seasons, meaning AQMesh can perform accurately in the widest possible range of environments and conditions. No other manufacturer has access to the wealth of data collected by AQMesh. With these datasets, AQMesh was able to develop significant correction for cross gas effects and interference from environmental conditions through its fully traceable data processing algorithms.

6. Gold Pod Approach
The “gold pod” approach, as originally described by the AQMesh team, involves a unit being co-located and scaled relative to a maintained reference station, then moved around a network nodes to calibrate each of the other units. This method has now been widely adopted and provides an effective way to improve accuracy and ensure traceability. It was in 2017, when Professor Rod Jones from the University of Cambridge presented the results of the “gold pod” approach in which 20 AQMesh pods were deployed across Cambridge after co-locating one with reference , and he commented at the time “Because we know that all pods have the same reading and because we have a comparison between a pod and a reference instrument, we can say that all pods perform equivalently in all the city.

7. White reflective sun visor and insulation for temperature management
The sunshade was first added to AQMesh modules in 2013 to minimize the impact of direct sunlight on the module sensors. Various solutions were tested – for active or passive cooling – and AQMesh’s reflective shield, insulation and airflow space were found to be the most effective in minimizing the temperature stability challenge due to strong and direct sunlight.

8. Promote rigorous QA/QC and provide feasible methods to achieve it
Since 2015, the AQMesh on-site benchmark station means that every sensor has been tested through a rigorous quality control process before leaving the UK factory. The custom-built enclosure uses temperature-controlled reference/equivalence analyzers sampling air from an ambient cage that holds up to 100 AQMesh pods at a time. This ambient characterization during manufacturing is part of a rigorous AQMesh quality assurance process, which also includes strict criteria for PM, so every AQMesh pod in the field to date has been subjected to quality control measures. quality specifications to ensure the efficiency and reliability of each sensor under real-world conditions. QA/QC doesn’t stop at the factory either; the AQMesh team regularly offers remote QA/QC of the data once the pods are in the field.

9. Profiling of CO2 emissions
AQMesh can offer incredibly high out-of-the-box accuracy (typically less than 15% uncertainty) for CO2 monitoring. Using this reliable data, AQMesh can be used for CO2 source breakdown and measurement alongside NO and NO2 can help determine emission profiles for different locations. This means that combustion contributing to pollution can be specifically identified; for example whether there is gas or diesel, which is only possible with such precise data.

10. Long distance scaling
The Breathe London pilot showed how pods could be deployed in a traceable way across a city, using a new approach developed by partners at the University of Cambridge. This technique, which reduces the field requirements of the proven gold capsule approach, requires good quality baseline measurement data to be effective, and AQMesh built on the original Breathe London methodology with its own simplified long distance scaling tool.

For more information about AQMesh, contact them today or visit www.aqmesh.com.

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Why does Prison-Life content on TikTok look so familiar? https://nkyzine.com/why-does-prison-life-content-on-tiktok-look-so-familiar/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 09:00:06 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/why-does-prison-life-content-on-tiktok-look-so-familiar/ Others on the platform are posting similar videos. One shows how to make a prison potato log, which looks like a giant tamale; another prepares a Prison Wrap, which is similar. There are even plenty of cooking videos made by people still incarcerated: meals cooked in ways that may or may not be legal in […]]]>

Others on the platform are posting similar videos. One shows how to make a prison potato log, which looks like a giant tamale; another prepares a Prison Wrap, which is similar. There are even plenty of cooking videos made by people still incarcerated: meals cooked in ways that may or may not be legal in prison, the process recorded on phones that probably aren’t. (You can watch clips that appear to show people frying empanadas in a tin can, cooking eggs in a plastic bag, or toasting wraps on a metal bunk.) The videos have tend to be optimistic and often tinged with nostalgia. Marci Marie, for example, says the Cookie Rolls were a special treat, made when someone had something to celebrate.

Cooking is just a subset of TikTok content created by formerly (and currently) incarcerated people. Some are dedicated to facing the camera and seriously educating viewers about prison life, telling stories and answering questions. Marci Marie responded to several, including “Is it safe to make friends in prison?” (yes), and responded to a post about how to iron clothes (soak in water, press with a mug or pot lid, dry under your bed). Others describe the day they came out or how the holidays were celebrated or the best form of burpees. The more you explore prison life content on TikTok, the more it seems to mirror all of the platform’s popular genres — cooking, life tips, bored dancing, workout tips — until life at the inside ceases to seem so distinct from life outside.

America has no dearth of stories about prison life, ranging from century-old memoirs and novels to recent film and television. But in recent decades, most of these portrayals have focused on the more shocking aspects of high-security prisons. Reality shows and documentaries — National Geographic’s “Lockdown,” MSNBC’s “Lockup,” A&E’s “Behind Bars,” Netflix’s “I Am a Killer” — often or exclusively focus on the worst, most dangerous facilities , highlighting the breakouts, riots and intense conflict. TV dramas like “Oz” and “Prison Break” did the same. America’s prison population grew in the 1980s and 1990s, but it wasn’t until the 2013 arrival of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” that television got an expanded depiction of everyday life in a minimum security prison.

This focus on extreme conditions surely distorts our perception of prison life. We are shown hostile, alien, degraded environments (“A different world” with “its own rules,” as the intro to an episode of “Behind Bars” puts it) filled with violent and dangerous people (“killers, thieves and rapists”, per the intro of an episode of “Lockdown”). These terrifying conditions are undoubtedly real, both in documented prisons and others. But when it comes to the system as a whole and the life within it, they may not be entirely representative. The United States incarcerates people at a surprisingly high rate – more, by most estimates, than any other country on the planet. The majority of the 1.2 million people incarcerated in our prisons are serving shorter sentences in lower security facilities, often for non-violent crimes. Their day-to-day experiences, even the darkest ones, tend to go unnoticed in the prison dramas, which hover above the routine of imprisonment – ​​the glitchy, expensive video calls; inedible food; the painful hours of solitary confinement – for a whirlwind of murder plots, escape plans and sexual violence.

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D23 Expo 2022 will unveil new content from Pixar and Disney https://nkyzine.com/d23-expo-2022-will-unveil-new-content-from-pixar-and-disney/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 21:30:00 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/d23-expo-2022-will-unveil-new-content-from-pixar-and-disney/ Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios will share never-before-seen footage and experiences at Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim, Calif., September 9-11. Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios are gearing up for Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 presented by Visa in Anaheim, Calif., a three-day extravaganza that kicks off September 9. Plans are underway at Animation […]]]>

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios will share never-before-seen footage and experiences at Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim, Calif., September 9-11.

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios are gearing up for Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 presented by Visa in Anaheim, Calif., a three-day extravaganza that kicks off September 9. Plans are underway at Animation Studios for an exciting weekend of announcements, first looks, previews and presentations on upcoming feature films and streaming titles, as well as interactive exhibits, signings artist autographs, photo sharing opportunities, filmmaker Q&As and giveaways.

FUTURE PROSPECTS WITH WALT DISNEY STUDIOS
Friday September 9, 3:30 p.m., Hall D23

Disney Animation and Pixar are teaming up with Disney Live Action Friday afternoon, welcoming thousands of Disney fans to Hall D23 for a special look at upcoming movies and series. Pete Docter, Creative Director of Pixar Animation Studios, and Jennifer Lee, Creative Director of Walt Disney Animation Studios, will present never-before-seen footage, surprise announcements, musical performances and voice-star appearances from the upcoming slate of films and original animated series. Fans will get an insider’s view of Pixar’s long and unique series, which changes perspective win or lose, which will launch on Disney+ next year. Pixar’s Peter Sohn, who directs the 2023 feature film Elementary, will transport fans to a city where the inhabitants of fire, water, earth and air live side by side. Oscar for Disney Animation®-winning director Don Hall will travel alongside fans to an uncharted and treacherous land with strange world– out November 23 – and Disney Animation and collaborators at pan-African comics company Kugali will reveal new details about Iwajua long-running sci-fi series set in Lagos, Nigeria, which will launch on Disney+ next year. Cell phones, cameras and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

SHOW FLOOR
September 9 to 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

As Walt Disney Animation Studios kicks off its 100th anniversary celebration, the studio will showcase its past, present and future throughout D23 Expo 2022. They will once again be teaming up with Pixar Animation Studios at the show, creating immersive animation experience for the fans. The studios’ upcoming original feature films, including Disney Animation’s strange worldwhich will be released in November and Pixar’s release in June 2023, Elementary, will be highlighted. A six-foot-tall red panda will greet fans, celebrating Pixar Turning Rednow streaming on Disney+, and a photoshoot with Buzz Lightyear and his Sox cat robot companion from the movie now in theaters Light year will be available. Disney Animation will invite guests into the realms of Strange World, Encanto, and more with captivating photo experiences. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet the teams behind the series and movies, with exclusive artwork autograph signings and giveaways.

ANIMATION PANELS

friday september 9
“Traceback”: Celebrating the folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios is planned for From 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on the Hyperion stage.

  • The Walt Disney Animation Research Library presents “Traceback,” a look at the life and work as well as the artistic and technical contributions of women and employees of color throughout the history of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Saturday September 10
A Century of Storytelling at Walt Disney Animation Studios is planned for 2 to 3 p.m. on the Walt Disney Archives Stage.

  • The Walt Disney Animation Research Library celebrates 100 years of Disney animation storytelling by highlighting the stories and people behind key artworks and artifacts in its collection.

A Celebration of Disney Animation’s “Encanto” will take place from From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first stage.

  • Join the Team Behind the Oscar at Walt Disney Animation Studios®– winning move Encanto for the stories behind the making of the film and some surprises!

Preview of “Zootopia +” from Walt Disney Animation Studios will take place from From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Backlot stage.

  • Get a first look at the highly anticipated anime series Zootopia+coming to Disney+ from Walt Disney Animation Studios, with directors Josie Trinidad and Trent Correy.

Sunday September 11
100 Years of Treasures from the Walt Disney Animation Research Library is planned for 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the Backlot stage.

  • Never-before-seen clips, recording sessions and a live-action reference mark 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios as the Animation Research Library unveils newly digitized media from its collection and project oral history, in which animation legends were interviewed.
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No, star Keke Palmer believes in extraterrestrials | Partner Content: Arts, Films and TV https://nkyzine.com/no-star-keke-palmer-believes-in-extraterrestrials-partner-content-arts-films-and-tv/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 10:46:36 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/no-star-keke-palmer-believes-in-extraterrestrials-partner-content-arts-films-and-tv/ ‘No’ star Keke Palmer is convinced that there is definitely intelligent life in other parts of the universe. The 28-year-old actress stars in Jordan Peele’s new sci-fi horror film which follows small-town residents who witness a freak event and attempt to capture footage of a UFO – and Keke is adamant she believes in aliens […]]]>

‘No’ star Keke Palmer is convinced that there is definitely intelligent life in other parts of the universe.

The 28-year-old actress stars in Jordan Peele’s new sci-fi horror film which follows small-town residents who witness a freak event and attempt to capture footage of a UFO – and Keke is adamant she believes in aliens in real life too.

When asked by SFX magazine if she really believed there was “something out there?” she replied, “One thousand percent. Is that a real question, sir?

However, Keke’s co-star Daniel Kaluuya – who previously appeared in Jordanian horror ‘Get Out’ – isn’t so sure.

When asked the same question, he replied, “I don’t know. Statistically that would make sense – I don’t think we’re the only life forms in this universe. There are many planets and many stars. So when I look at it statistically and move away from the God complex of being human, I think there would be more people. There must be other things.

Keke added of ‘No’: “Jordan’s films are like works of art..

you’re going to see something totally different from what I’m going to see.

And that’s what makes it work. We’re in Peel-ian areas where his work doesn’t have to mean a thing to everyone and that’s what makes him fantastic.

“No” is scheduled for July 22.

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Horror fans were treated to exclusive Walking Dead content at Comic-Con 2022 https://nkyzine.com/horror-fans-were-treated-to-exclusive-walking-dead-content-at-comic-con-2022/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 00:08:48 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/horror-fans-were-treated-to-exclusive-walking-dead-content-at-comic-con-2022/ Horror fans at Comic-Con were treated to sneak peeks at the latest set of episodes in the long-running zombie series The Walking Dead. The showrunners and cast took to the stage in famed Hall H on Friday afternoon to share exclusive clips, as well as trailers for upcoming spin-off series Tales Of The Walking Dead. […]]]>

Horror fans at Comic-Con were treated to sneak peeks at the latest set of episodes in the long-running zombie series The Walking Dead.

The showrunners and cast took to the stage in famed Hall H on Friday afternoon to share exclusive clips, as well as trailers for upcoming spin-off series Tales Of The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead, which stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride and Christian Serratos, is nearing the end of its eleventh and final series after running since 2010.

The characters of Reedus and McBride are the only two to have appeared in every season of the show.

The final episodes are set to premiere on US networks AMC and AMC+ on October 2.

Tales Of The Walking Dead will be an anthology series featuring six standalone episodes that will explore the shortcomings of the flagship show and other spinoffs.

AMC described the show as “an episodic anthology with individual episodes or episode arcs focusing on new or existing characters, stories, or other self-contained experiences”.

The spin-off series will also see the return of Samantha Morton as Alpha – with viewers catching a glimpse of the villain in the recently released trailer.

Famous faces that will appear in the series include Terry Crews, Anthony Edwards, Parker Posey, Poppy Liu, Olivia Munn and Danny Ramirez.

The series is set to air later this year.

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EnsembleIQ bolsters content team, promotes Jamie Goodman to editor-in-chief, RIS News, Lisa Johnston to editor-in-chief, Consumer Goods Technology https://nkyzine.com/ensembleiq-bolsters-content-team-promotes-jamie-goodman-to-editor-in-chief-ris-news-lisa-johnston-to-editor-in-chief-consumer-goods-technology/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/ensembleiq-bolsters-content-team-promotes-jamie-goodman-to-editor-in-chief-ris-news-lisa-johnston-to-editor-in-chief-consumer-goods-technology/ TogetherIQ New Leadership Roles Drive Growth of World-Class Content Offerings for Consumer Goods and Retail IT Leaders CHICAGO, July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TogetherIQ, North America’s leading source for actionable retail, retail technology and consumer goods market insights bolsters its content team. Jaime Goodman was promoted to editor-in-chief, SIF News and Lisa Johnson was […]]]>

TogetherIQ

New Leadership Roles Drive Growth of World-Class Content Offerings for Consumer Goods and Retail IT Leaders

CHICAGO, July 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TogetherIQ, North America’s leading source for actionable retail, retail technology and consumer goods market insights bolsters its content team. Jaime Goodman was promoted to editor-in-chief, SIF News and Lisa Johnson was promoted to editor-in-chief, Consumer Goods Technology. In these positions, Goodman and Johnston will oversee editorial operations to grow content offerings for consumer goods and retail information technology leaders.

Goodman and Johnson will both report to Albert Guffanti, vice president, group publisher, Consumer Goods Technology and RIS News. Guffanti said, “Recent growth and innovation in consumer goods and retail technology has increased public demand for high-quality information and connections. To meet this industry need, we have created these two new leadership roles. Jamie and Lisa are highly experienced subject matter experts who have strong ties to the community. I look forward to working with them in these roles as we create new content offerings for our audiences of consumer goods and retail information technology leaders.

Goodman has been reporting on retail technology and trends for nearly over a decade. She leverages her cross-channel content creation skills and passion for the industry to provide RIS News audiences with insightful insights into retail trends, woven into concise distillations of actionable insights. She joined Consumer Goods Technology and RIS News as Editor-in-Chief in 2015 and was promoted to Editor-in-Chief in 2020. Goodman recently developed The front line, a bi-monthly text newsletter conveniently delivering the best retail industry news via smartphone. Previously, she was editor-in-chief and web director of PL Buyer magazine. She has also covered retail, consumer goods, private label and luxury real estate for several B2B and consumer outlets.

Johnston has covered the technology, retail and consumer goods sectors for businesses and consumers for over 20 years. She joined Consumer Goods Technology and RIS News as Editor-in-Chief in 2020 and played a leadership role in executing the strategic vision of connecting the Consumer Goods Technology and RIS News communities. In May 2021, Johnston was promoted to editor of Consumer Goods Technology. Johnston also played a key leadership role in the CGT/RIS Executive Council and most recently collaborated with the content team to launch the award-winning Consumer Goods Technology / RIS News Tech Transformation video and podcast series. Previously, Johnston was head of strategic content for Sourcing Journal and Rivet and had a long career at TWICE. In addition to hosting panels at technology shows, Johnston has served as a judge for the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame and the Jesse H. Neal Awards.

To learn more about RIS News, visit https://risnews.com and to learn more about consumer goods technology, visit https://consumergoods.com. Contact Goodman at jgoodman@ensembleiq.com and Johnston at ljohnston@ensembleiq.com.

About SIF News
RIS News is the essential source of technology information for retail executives looking for the best solutions and strategies to make smarter IT and business decisions. RIS News’ diverse portfolio provides retail industry executives with access to the information they need to adapt to change, stay competitive, and maximize profits and productivity. RIS News also connects its audience with each other as peers to help them share, learn and grow as leaders. Offerings include benchmark research, exclusive industry coverage, innovative storytelling and premier events to grow their knowledge, profits and productivity. Learn more about risnews.com.

About Consumer Goods Technology
Consumer Goods Technology is the trusted source of information for consumer goods executives looking to make smarter IT and business decisions. Consumer Goods Technology exists to inform, empower and connect cutting-edge consumer goods leaders who seek transformational business growth through the implementation of innovative technologies. Consumer Goods Technology is dedicated to sharing cutting-edge information and insights, delivering best-in-class solutions and strategies, and connecting with a community of leaders to ensure your success in a changing consumer landscape. fast. Learn more about consumergoods.com.

About EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a North American business intelligence company that delivers relevant insights and actionable connections. Using our market expertise across the buying journey in retail, retail technology, consumer goods, healthcare and hospitality, we help professionals make informed business decisions and to gain a competitive advantage. We deliver creative solutions that connect suppliers and service providers to our business development communities. Through our diverse capabilities, we provide our markets with unparalleled digital, social, events, research, marketing and strategic printing services. EnsembleIQ was recently recognized for outstanding business leadership. To learn more about EnsembleIQ, visit ensembleiq.com.

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TogetherIQ
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Camilla at 75: Duchess of Cornwall marks milestone birthday | Partner Content: Arts, Films and TV https://nkyzine.com/camilla-at-75-duchess-of-cornwall-marks-milestone-birthday-partner-content-arts-films-and-tv/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 18:04:00 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/camilla-at-75-duchess-of-cornwall-marks-milestone-birthday-partner-content-arts-films-and-tv/ LONDON (AP) — Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will celebrate her 75th birthday on Sunday, marking the occasion with a small family dinner at Prince Charles’ Highgrove estate in southwest England. The big occasion follows British broadcaster ITV’s release of a documentary about the Duchess’s time as guest editor of Country Life, in which she helped […]]]>

LONDON (AP) — Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will celebrate her 75th birthday on Sunday, marking the occasion with a small family dinner at Prince Charles’ Highgrove estate in southwest England.

The big occasion follows British broadcaster ITV’s release of a documentary about the Duchess’s time as guest editor of Country Life, in which she helped produce a special edition celebrating the 125th anniversary of the magazine. In a personal tribute, Camilla chose Charles, her husband, as one of her rural heroes.

“It’s not easy writing about your husband,” she said in the film. “I bit off several pencils.”

The milestone anniversary comes at a time when the monarchy, and Camilla’s place in it, is in a generational transition. As 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II soldiers through her twilight years, other members of the royal household are taking on new roles with more responsibility.

Six months ago, in a statement marking her 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II expressed her “sincere wish” that Camilla would be known as “Queen Consort” when her son succeeds her. With these words, Elizabeth sought to answer once and for all questions about Camilla’s status, initially shunned by fans of the late Princess Diana, Charles’ first wife.

The Queen’s statement marked a big moment in Camilla’s transformation from the “third person” in Charles and Diana’s marriage to bride-in-waiting. Once blamed for the disintegration of the marriage, the public began to accept her in the years following her marriage to Charles in 2005.

She has taken on roles in over 100 charities, focusing on a wide range of issues including promoting literacy, supporting victims of domestic violence and those with osteoporosis. Known for her wicked sense of humor, she softened Charles’ stuffy image and made the heir to the throne seem less aloof and more approachable.

“I think there’s been an incredible transformation in terms of her public persona. She’s definitely been groomed. … She can even look glamorous at times,” said Pauline Maclaran, author of ‘Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture”. “She’s still very stylish, but age appropriate. Not as fuddy-duddy as she used to be.”

Camilla hinted at her approach to royal life earlier this week at a champagne reception and bar lunch sponsored by The Oldie magazine, which honored her birthday.

In a nod to the magazine’s target audience, the Duchess noted that she was born in 1947, the same year Elizabeth married her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. She paid homage to him and pledged to emulate his example.

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s philosophy was clear: look up, pay attention, say less, do more and get on with your job,” she said. “And that’s exactly what I intend to do.”


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Nandi Howard returns to Essence as Chief Content Officer https://nkyzine.com/nandi-howard-returns-to-essence-as-chief-content-officer/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 21:48:00 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/nandi-howard-returns-to-essence-as-chief-content-officer/ Nandi Howard, the former editor-in-chief of Essence, returns to the magazine as chief content officer, leading the magazine’s print issue and digital sectors. Howard, a native of Houston, left Essence in 2019 to become managing editor of Houstonia magazine, one of the lifestyle titles published by SagaCity Media, Inc. At Essence, she will work closely […]]]>

Nandi Howard, the former editor-in-chief of Essence, returns to the magazine as chief content officer, leading the magazine’s print issue and digital sectors. Howard, a native of Houston, left Essence in 2019 to become managing editor of Houstonia magazine, one of the lifestyle titles published by SagaCity Media, Inc. At Essence, she will work closely with Corey Stokes, VP Chief Creative Officer at Essence. Companies. Howard starts Monday and will work remotely from Houston, but plans to move to New York later this year.

July 7, 2022

No more WWD

Willa Bennett has been named editor-in-chief of Highsnobiety, the culture and fashion media company in which German e-commerce giant Zalando recently acquired a majority stake.

Bennett, 27, comes to Highsnobiety from GQ, where she led the magazine’s social media strategy and wrote culture articles. She will oversee editorial operations from Highsnobiety’s offices in New York. She begins July 25 and reports to Founder and CEO David Fischer. Bennett succeeds Thom Bettridge, who left to join Montreal-based multi-brand online retailer Ssense.

June 23, 2022

Lisa Aiken will join Vogue as executive fashion director, Vogue.com, WWD has learned. Aiken will report directly to Anna Wintour, Chief Content Officer of Condé Nast and Global Editorial Director of Vogue.

Aiken comes to Vogue.com after a year at Neiman Marcus, where she was director of fashion and lifestyle. Neiman Marcus confirmed last week that Aiken would be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. The company announced an integration of the fashion office and buying teams.

At Vogue.com, Aiken will be responsible for commercial strategy, working closely with Mark Pilipczuk, senior vice president of consumer revenue. She will lead the commerce team and oversee editorial strategy, responsible for growing commerce revenue, new ventures and innovation.

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The Mumbrella Publish Awards shortlist is out; Medium rare content, top name pedestrian group https://nkyzine.com/the-mumbrella-publish-awards-shortlist-is-out-medium-rare-content-top-name-pedestrian-group/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 23:37:41 +0000 https://nkyzine.com/the-mumbrella-publish-awards-shortlist-is-out-medium-rare-content-top-name-pedestrian-group/ The shortlist for the 2022 Mumbrella Publish Awards has been announced, with Medium Rare Content and Pedestrian Group among the top nominees. Scoring 14 nominations, Medium Rare Content is up for categories such as Business and Custom Publication of the Year, Magazine Cover of the Year – Companies and individual categories including Creator of the […]]]>

The shortlist for the 2022 Mumbrella Publish Awards has been announced, with Medium Rare Content and Pedestrian Group among the top nominees.

Scoring 14 nominations, Medium Rare Content is up for categories such as Business and Custom Publication of the Year, Magazine Cover of the Year – Companies and individual categories including Creator of the year. The content agency picked up five wins at the Mumbrella Publish Awards last year.

Pedestrian Group secured 9 nominations, competing in categories such as Salesperson/Team of the Year and Publishing Company of the Year – Small/Large, which the company won last year for the large subcategory.

Close behind in third place is Man of Many, with eight nominations across all categories, including Publishing Company of the Year – Small/Large and Consumer Publication of the Year – Small/Large. The publication’s editor, Nick Hall, is also nominated in two individual categories.

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Other nominees this year include In the style Australia, are media, Brag media and Large format media.

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The winners of the Mumbrella Publish Awards will be announced on September 1 at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf. The event will be hosted by Australian TV and radio comedian, Craig Reucassel. Book a table here.

The full list of Mumbrella Publish Award finalists is below.

Magazine Cover of the Year – Business

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors – Medium Rare Content
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand – Medium Rare Content

Magazine Cover of the Year – Consumer/Personalized

  • Chillfactor – Adventure Entertainment
  • GALAH – Galah Press Pty Ltd
  • InStyle Australia – True North
  • Peppermint – Peppermint Magazine
  • Women’s Health Australia – Paragon Media

Creator of the year

  • Blaise Curran – Artistic Director – Encore, Storyation
  • Kate Barnett – Chief Creative Officer, Company Director – Medium Rare Content
  • Maya Brasnovic – Head of Design – Pedestrian Group: PEDESTIAN.TV, Refinery29, Business Insider, VICE, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Kotaku Australia, Openair Cinemas
  • Tony Rice – Creative Director, Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content

Best use of video

  • Bunkeren – The local project
  • Education LIVE – Education.nsw.gov.au with NSW Department of Education
  • Nissan Navara 360 Video – Nissan with Drive.com.au

Best Podcast (Single Episode)

  • “Behind the scenes of Nicola Forrest AO’s life as a wife and mother” – Life on the Land, Graziher
  • ‘Graham Henry: A Treacherous Life’ – I Catch Killers, True Crime Australia, NewsCast
  • ‘Khadija – There’s no place like home, future wives
  • ‘Married to a monster, part one I swear I never, NewsCast with Nina Young and Bek Day
  • “Phoebe Burgess is ready to talk” – No Filter, Mamamia

Best Podcast (Series)

  • My Sister’s Secrets – The Australian with Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas
  • The Quicky – Mamamia
  • There’s No Place Like Home by Future Women – Future Women
  • Unboxed – Nova Podcasts

Single Article of the Year

  • Brett Williams – The Other Pandemic – police diary for the Police Association of South Australia
  • Damien Francois – How insurance has become one of Australia’s most exciting marketing battlegrounds – Fact
  • Fiona Harari and Christine Middap – Last Ditch – The Weekend Australian Magazine
  • Joshua Dowling – Exclusive: Tesla Australia’s 2021 sales revealed state by state – Drive.com.au

newsletter of the year

  • Crikey – Private Media
  • InnovationAus.com
  • real estate.com.au – REA Group

Event or Virtual Event of the Year

  • Game Changer Challenge 2021 – NSW Department of Education
  • Gourmet Traveler Restaurant Awards – Are Media
  • H&M and YOU – H&M for Kiindred with Zenith
  • Rolling Stone Australia Award – The Brag Media

Special edition of the year

  • Better homes and gardens – Are Media
  • Chillfactor – Adventure Entertainment
  • The Fertility Tales – Genea with Allbright and Pink Elephants
  • The list: Arts and culture, Australia – News Corp Australia
  • Wild – Adventure Entertainment

Launch/relaunch of the year

  • Encore – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for Storyation
  • graziher
  • InStyle Australia – True North
  • INTHEBLACK – CPA Australia
  • Refinery29 Australia – Pedestrian Group
  • Fact

Young Writer of the Year (30 or younger)

  • John Buckley – VICE Australia, Pedestrian Group
  • Lauren Baxter – Peppermint, Peppermint Magazine
  • Nick Hall – Man of Many

Journalist of the Year – Small/Large

  • David Hardaker – Crikey, private media
  • Joshua Dowling – Drive.com.au
  • Juliet Rieden – The Australian Women’s Weekly, Are Media
  • Samantha Trenoweth – The Australian Women’s Weekly, Are Media

Columnist of the Year

  • Donald Curtin – Acuity for Medium Rare Content with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Maria Thattil – 9Honey for 9Honey/nine.com.au
  • Tim Burrowes – Defeated

Editor of the Year – Business

  • Hannah Tattersall – Sharpness, Medium Rare Content

Publisher of the Year – Consumer/Personalized

  • Katya Wachtel – Broadsheet, Broadsheet Media
  • Nick Hall – Man of Many
  • Sarah Carty – Yahoo Lifestyle Australia, Yahoo

Salesperson/Team of the Year

  • Broadsheet Sales and Partnerships – Broadsheet Media
  • Guardian Australia Sales Team – Guardian Australia
  • Mamamia Sales Team – Mamamia
  • Man of Many Sales Team – Man of Many
  • Pedestrian Group Sales Team – Pedestrian Group

Editor of the Year

  • Alborz Fallah – Publisher, CarExpert Pty Ltd with CarExpert.com.au
  • Jane Huxley – CEO, Are Media
  • Luke Girgis – Publisher and CEO, The Brag Media
  • Nick Shelton – Editor and Director, Broadsheet Media
  • Will Hayward – CEO, Private Media

brand of the year

  • CarExpert.com.au – CarExpert Pty Ltd
  • Mama Mia
  • man of many
  • Refinery29 Australia – Pedestrian Group

Branded Content Studio of the Year

  • frankie studio – frankie press
  • Guardian Labs – Guardian Australia
  • Kiin – Kiindred

Website of the year

  • CarExpert.com.au – CarExpert Pty Ltd
  • man of many
  • Notable – Medium rare content for Officeworks
  • Perth is good! – Kelleway Whelan Holdings Pty Ltd t/a ‘Perth Is OK!’
  • Qantas Travel Insider – Qantas medium rare content

Member Association or Organization Publication of the Year

  • Business Administrator – Medium Rare Content for the Australian Institute of Business Administrators
  • INTHEBLACK – CPA Australia
  • Clock – Mahlab for RSL NSW

Business Publication of the Year

  • Sharpness – Medium Rare Content
  • Company Director – Medium Rare Content with Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • INTHEBLACK – CPA Australia with Friends Love Design

Custom Publication of the Year

  • Bunnings Magazine – Medium Rare Content with Bunnings
  • Coles Magazine – Medium Rare Content with Coles
  • Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content with Qantas

Consumer Publication of the Year – Small/Large

  • GALAH – Galah Press Pty ltd
  • man of many
  • Marie Claire Australia – Are Media
  • The Australian Women’s Weekly – Are Media
  • The local project
  • Time Out Australia

Publisher of the Year – Small/Large

  • Large Format Media
  • man of many
  • PEDESTRAN.TV, Refinery29 Australia, VICE Australia, Business Insider Australia, Gizmodo Australia, Lifehacker Australia, Kotaku Australia + Openair Cinemas – Pedestrian Group

Best Publisher-Led Ad Campaign

  • Refinery29 Australia, PEDSTRIAN.TV – Pedestrian Group with Google, PHD, Essence and Nine for Google Pixel
  • Refinery29 Australia, PEDSTRIAN.TV – Pedestrian group for cash by Afterpay
  • The Balvenie – The Many Faceted Man

Best Sustainable Initiative for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

  • are media
  • New South Wales Department of Education
  • Refinery29 Australia – Pedestrian Group
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