This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline. Business-to-business media were in the forefront on March 16 as American Business Media presented its 58th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards at a New York luncheon. Top honor–the Grand Neal Award–went to Architectural Record (McGraw-Hill Cos.) for its September 2011 special issue New York: The Death and Life of a Great American City. This was AR’s commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and it was appropriate that Firehouse (Cygnus Business Media) was a Grand Neal finalist for its September 11 commemorative. Also recognized was American Lawyer Media VP/editor-in-chief (since 2010) Aric Press, who received the ABM’s 44th Crain Award, which is named for the late Crain Communications and Advertising Age founder (1930) G.D. Crain, Jr.In addition, Government Executive Media Group (Atlantic Media Co.) VP/editor-in-chief Tom Shoop received the Timothy White Award (named after the late Billboard editor), which is “presented annually to an editor who displays courage, integrity and passion.” There are 11 Neal Award categories with these classifications:Class A: Less than $3 million in annual revenueClass B: $3 million to $7 million in annual revenueClass C:. More than $7 million in annual revenueSummit Business, American Lawyer Media and Advanstar earned multiple awards. A full list of winners is available here.
15 Photos Mars oddities NASA, the Rolling Stones and Robert Downey Jr. are up to something NASA Curiosity rover did not find a damn robot leg on Mars NASA spots odd heart-shaped objects on Mars and beyond Sci-Tech Comment The Rolling Stones Rock name is informal, but NASA says it will appear on working maps of the planet.Perhaps this will inspire Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to rework some of their classic songs, like If You Can’t Mars Rock Me, Street Fighting Martian or Paint It Red (Planet). “I’ve seen a lot of Mars rocks over my career,” said NASA geologist Matt Golombek. “This one probably won’t be in a lot of scientific papers, but it’s definitely one of the coolest.”Downey agrees. “Sometimes the world does seriously cool stuff,” he tweeted after the reveal.NASA shared a hype video showing an animation of InSight landing on Mars set to the tune of the Stones’ It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It). NASA Space Hello “@RollingStones Rock” Who could hang a name on you? Um… us!When @NASAInsight touched down on the Red Planet, its engines sent a rock rolling across Mars’ surface. We named it for the band. Take a closer look and learn how #MarsRocks get named: https://t.co/xY0TfoksJP pic.twitter.com/BZlABAMaZJ— NASA (@NASA) August 23, 2019 1 Tags Share your voice This NASA animation shows the InSight lander pushing Rolling Stones Rock. NASA/JPL-Caltech Some day a long time from now, an astronaut tour guide may step out onto the dusty surface of the Red Planet, point to a small stone just beyond NASA’s silent InSight lander and announce, “And that, my friends, is Rolling Stones Rock.”Let’s just let that sink in. There is now a rock on Mars that’s known as “Rolling Stones Rock.” Enlarge ImageForget Tumbling Dice. We’ve got a tumbling Mars rock. NASA/JPL-Caltech The Stones took to the stage in Pasedena, California on Thursday night for the band’s No Filter tour. The Rose Bowl venue is close to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Somehow Robert Downey Jr. got entangled in all of this. The Iron Man actor made the Mars rock announcement before the band played.It all started with a mysterious teaser video from Downey earlier on Thursday. “This may be the most exciting thing I’ve ever done,” Downey said, which may be the overstatement of the year. It’s not just any old Mars rock. NASA’s InSight lander touched down on the planet in November 2018. The machine’s thrusters disturbed the golf ball-sized rock, sending it rolling 3 feet (1 meter) across the ground.”It’s the farthest NASA has seen a rock roll while landing a spacecraft on another planet,” the space agency said in a release on Thursday. An image of the rock shows the trail it left behind on the dusty ground.
To achive this objective a three days Art Education Seminar and Workshop was organised by Lalit Kala Akademi from 21 to 24 January.The attempt of Lalit Kala Akademi in conducting this seminar was to act as a catalyst and in bringing art veterans and budding artistes under one roof, to be able to gain out of the distinguished speakers that have dedicated their life time to art and culture. During the three days the audience consisted of students, professors and masters from diverse disciplines. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Renowned people from various fields like Ravinder Singh, secretary, ministry of culture, Subhadra Mitra Channa, professor, department of anthropology, DU, senior curator and art critic Gayatri Sinha, were part of the first day of the seminar to speak on the Importance of Art Education.Commenting on the art eduction Sadanand Menon, eminent art critic said that, ‘The necessity for the revitalisation of art education is not a matter of dispute. Education is the ability to ask questions and not be passive receivers of knowledge. Arts political, economic and social dimension should be recognised and promoted.’ The last day of the event, witnessed a splendid display of exhibition by various artists from different states. Artist from different disciplines were invited like Nathu Lal Verma for Fresco, Jayesh Kumar L Mandanka and Sompura for Stone Carving, Dadhi Pathak for Bamboo Art, Panditram for Bhittit Chitra and Jali work, Partha Dasgupta who made beautiful jewellery from Terracotta tiles. Also at display were Thangka Paintings, Pata Paintings, Kangra Paintings, Dogra Casting and more. The Artist that came depicts the diversity of the Indian culture through their performances, art and interdisciplinary workshop. Arts Education fosters both cultural awareness and promotes cultural practices which are transmitted from one generation to the next. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixVenkat Raman Shyam from Madhaya Pradesh presented Gonda art tradition says that art is a unique form which should be improvised with the modern time and therefore is placed in the category of contemporary art. Further the artist use contemporary mediums like acrylic. The other demonstration includes the stone carvers from the Akshar Dham Temple, handloom weavers form Pata-silk tradition and North East handloom weavers. The Seminar and Workshop reflected the ideology that arts are both the manifestation of culture and the means of communication.
Kolkata: Tension ran high among the villagers of Debra in West Midnapore after a woman was bitten by a rare species of spider, once again revisiting the fear of Tarantula in the state. The victim, Mamata Patra Santra, a resident of Raghunathpur village has been undergoing treatment in Debra Superspecialty hospital. Locals claimed that a Tarantula spider had bitten the victim. After being informed, the forest department officials reached the spot and recovered the spider. The insect had stung her hand following which it had swollen. The doctors have, however, said that the patient’s condition is stable. Tarantula is a species of spider that is commonly found in South America and Africa. Senior officials from the district health and forest department on Sunday visited the district to assess the situation. The forest department officials have started an investigation to identify the insect that had bitten the villager and where it had come from. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe district administration suspects that the insect came from the adjacent areas of the Kasai river. Though, the forest department officials are yet to identify the insect, it has alrea dy brought back the fear of Tarantula in the villages of West Midnapore district. They suspect that this could be a poisonous spider. According to the villagers, the insect that stung the victim is furry and looks almost like Tarantula. The patient has been given antibiotics. According to a forest department official, there is no fear of death in such cases. There are 100 types of Tarantula in the world. They are found Africa, South America, some parts of Asia and Australia.
Kolkata: India and Bangladesh have agreed to consider inclusion of Rupnarayan river (National Waterway-86) from Geonkhali to Kolaghat in Bengal in the protocol route and to declare Kolaghat as new Port of Call. The development came on Wednesday at the 19th edition of the Standing Committee meeting under ‘Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade’ (PIWTT) in New Delhi.Chilmari has been agreed to as a Port of Call in Bangladesh. The new arrangement will facilitate movement of flyash, cement, construction materials and the likes from India to Bangladesh through Inland Water Transportation (IWT) on Rupnarayan river. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBoth sides agreed to declare Badarpur on river Barak (NW-16) as an extended Port of Call of Karimganj in Assam and Ghorasal of Ashuganj in Bangladesh on reciprocal basis. The Indian side proposed for extension of the protocol routes from Kolkata up to Silchar in Assam. In another critical understanding reached between the two countries, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for movement of passengers and cruise vessels on Inland Protocol route and coastal shipping routes have been finalised. These river cruise services are likely to commence between Kolkata – Dhaka and Guwahati – Jorhat and back. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt was also agreed that a Joint Technical Committee will explore the technical feasibility of operationalisation of Dhulian-Rajshahi protocol route up to Aricha and the reconstruction and opening up of Jangipur navigational lock on river Bhagirathi subject to the provisions of the treaty between India and Bangladesh on sharing of Ganga Waters at Farakka,1996. This move has the potential to reduce the distance to Assam by more than 450 kms on the protocol routes. The meeting was attended by high level delegations from both sides including representatives of Ministries of Shipping, External Affairs, Home, Finance, Department of Development of North-Eastern Region (DONER) and Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and officials from Bangladesh belonging to Ministry of Shipping, Board of Revenue, DG (Shipping) and Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). The discussions ranged over various issues pertaining to the Protocol arrangements and improvement of inland water transportation (IWT) between the two countries. The two sides will hold Shipping Secretary level talks on October 25 in New Delhi.