Stratford girls basketball wins at Wausau Newman Catholic, improves to 6-0

Posted in rbiazxks on December 20th, 2019

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — The Stratford girls basketball team proved it will be in the mix for a top spot in the Marawood Conference South Division as it went on the road and knocked off Wausau Newman Catholic 52-43 on Tuesday night at Newman Catholic High School.Stratford trailed 28-21 at halftime, cut the deficit to 36-32 after three quarters, then roughed up the Cardinals with a 20-7 advantage in the fourth quarter.Macie Frueh made 7 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to help the Tigers put away the win. She finished with a game-high 16 points, Casey Kolbeck added nine points, and Marissa Cepress had eight.Stratford (6-0 overall, 2-0 Marawood South) made 16 of 21 overall from the free throw line.The Tigers host Auburndale (6-0, 1-0 Marawood South) in an early-season battle for the top of the conference at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The game will be broadcast on WOSQ-FM 92.3 and wdlbwosq.com.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 52, Cardinals 43Stratford 10 11 11 20 – 52Newman Catholic 13 15 8 7 – 43STRATFORD (52): Sammy Griesbach 1 1-2 3, Macie Frueh 4 7-10 16, Brittany Bredemann 2 0-0 5, Tianna Hughes 2 1-1 6, Emily Manecke 0 0-0 0, Savannah Schillinger 1 2-3 5, Casey Kolbeck 2 5-5 9, Marissa Cepress 4 0-0 8, Andie Zuelke 0 0-0 0. FG: 16. FT: 16-21. 3-pointers: 3 (Frueh 1, Bredemann 1, Schillinger 1). Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 6-0, 2-0 Marawood South.NEWMAN CATHOLIC (43): Lauren Fech 4 0-0 11, Hadleigh Baumann 1 0-0 2, Caitlin Deaton 4 7-7 14, Abbey Fox 2 4-6 8, Karina McGucken 2 0-0 4, Kaley Fech 1 0-0 2, Brogan Kimball 0 0-0 0, Laura Belkee 0 1-2 1. FG: 14. FT: 12-15. 3-pinters: 3 (L. Fech 3). Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 3-2, 0-2 Marawood South.last_img read more

African economies on the rise

Posted in kvziqmgj on December 19th, 2019

first_img15 November 2007Many African countries appear to be on a path of faster and steadier economic growth, but more has to be done to diversify exports and create an environment conducive to increased private investment, the World Bank reports in its 2007 Africa Development Indicators.Speaking in Johannesburg at the release of the indicators this week, World Bank country director Ritva Reinikka said African economies’ performance between 1995 and 2005 reversed the collapses between 1975 and 1985 and the stagnations witnessed between 1985 and 1995.“Average growth in sub-Saharan economies was 5.4% in 2005 and 2006. The consensus projection is 5.3% for 2007 and 5.4% for 2008,” she said. “Leading the way are the oil and mineral exporters, thanks to high prices, but 18 non-mineral economies, with more than a third of the sub-Saharan African people, have also been doing well.”In his presentation of the indicators, World Bank Africa region chief economist John Page explained that African economies could be divided into three groups: slow growth economies such as Zambia, Guinea and Zimbabwe; diversified economies with gross domestic product (GDP) growth of about 4% a year such as Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Ghana; and finally oil exporting countries like Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Chad and Sudan.Favourable policies, higher growthWith the development report questioning whether Africa’s steady growth had to be attributed to good policies or plain luck, Page said that in his opinion it seemed to be a bit of both, referring to the Albert Einstein quote: “Fortune favours the prepared mind”.However, he said that countries with the correct policies were more likely to experience stronger economic growth.Page pointed to one of the worrying factors highlighted in the report as the lack of export diversification in many African economies, despite good growth in exports. “Many of these countries’ exports that were important in 1975 are still important today.”In addition, he said that while the actual GDP growth of many African countries had in many cases experienced real growth, the volatility of Africa’s actual growth remained a problem, with growth across the continent barely topping 2% over the last decade.“There have been several episodes of growth acceleration, but acceleration was usually followed by growth collapses,” he said. “Thus the very slow long run growth cycles in which growth and then collapse preceded each other in an almost predictable pattern.”‘Good times for the continent’Since 2005 however, economists have noticed that the frequency between what he referred to as the “good and bad times” had started to shift in favour of the good times for the continent.Explaining the term “good times”, Page said it is when savings and investment are higher, trade is substantially greater, and policies and institutions, including the government, function effectively.He pointed out that despite Africa managing to grow in tandem with many of the world’s developed economies, the fact that the continent was a natural resource hub for the rest of the world made it increasingly vulnerable to outside shocks and changes in commodity prices.It was therefore crucial for countries to improve their investment climate, bolster infrastructure, spur innovation and build the institutional capacity to increase private investment, which is crucial to accelerate growth on the continent.Regarding the cost of doing business on the continent, Page explained that Africa was still a “high cost, high risk place to do business as opposed to East Asia and the Pacific”.He added however, that structural policy changes on the continent were improving growth forecasts, adding that it was good policies that would build the basis on which Africa could grow further.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Translating South Africa’s reconciliation story

Posted in jetevarl on December 18th, 2019

first_img4 July 2014The world premiere of A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake, the much-anticipated documentary debut of celebrated television/film/theatre director Michael Lessac, is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s Durban International Film Festival.Some of the country’s foremost peace mediators will join the director, special guests, and members of the cast and crew for the world premiere screening, followed by a Q&A session, at Durban’s Suncoast Cinema on 20 July.A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake follows a group of South African actors as they tour war-torn regions of the world to share their country’s experience of reconciliation. As they ignite dialogue among people with raw memories of atrocity, the actors find they must confront once again their homeland’s complicated and violent past – and question their own capacity for healing and forgiveness.‘Can we forgive the past to survive the future?’In 2001, Lessac returned to the Colonnades Theatre Laboratory, which he had founded 25 years before in New York City, to find a way of telling the story of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).“Can we forgive the past to survive the future?” This profound question, posed by Nelson Mandela, become a mandate by which other nations could live. Lessac wanted to bring the story of the TRC to a wider audience while exploring its potential as a concept that could be exported to other post-conflict zones.Seeking to better understand the subtleties of the TRC process, he found himself looking beyond the presentations of victims and perpetrators and focusing instead on the the role of the interpreters who translated the commission’s proceedings into South Africa’s 11 official languages.Lessac was intrigued by the fact that the interpreters, simultaneously translating in the first person, could never turn away from atrocity. Fascinated with what the TRC must have looked like through the eyes of people who, for two-and-a-half-years, verbalised every moment of the hearings, he met with a number of TRC interpreters as they relived their stories and memories for the first time.Truth in TranslationIn 2003, after interviewing over 350 actors in South Africa, Lessac held a three-week workshop with a core of chosen actors who developed script material out of their own life-experiences intertwined with the lives of the interpreters.The theatrical vehicle for these conversations was a production entitled Truth in Translation, a hard-edged, multi-award winning theatrical production, with accompanying workshops, that was created between 2003 and 2006. It opened in Rwanda before going on to tour to three continents, 11 countries and 26 cities. It has played to more than 55 000 people and facilitated conflict transformation workshops for more than 10 000 participants.A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake gives its audience a glimpse into the lives and minds of a group of South African performers who shared and listened, facilitated and responded to the heartbreaking real-life personal stories of the human casualties of global conflict.As South Africans representing various facets of South African society, they were forced to look at whether they themselves had successfully “reconciled” their own individual pasts, and came to realise how complex and challenging it is to engage with the multifaceted concept of forgiveness.‘Warriors of the most special kind’“For me, this film pays homage to a very special group of South African actors and interpreters who were warriors of the most special kind,” says Lessac. “They allowed themselves to travel through worlds that were often more painful than their own worst nightmares.”The documentary’s title refers to the answer given by perpetrators in conflict situations when asked why they kill babies. Their response, irrespective of their cultural background, is always, one way or another: “A snake gives birth to a snake.”“The film was originally titled Truth in Translation, just like the play,” says Lessac. “We changed it to A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake because, no matter how true that might be, when revenge is celebrated as heroism it is a poor excuse for killing.”The film was edited by Joel Plotch (In the Company of Men, Nurse Betty, Gone), produced by Jacqueline Bertrand Lessac and Emma Tammi, and executive produced by Jonathan Gray and Robert Lear. It features never-before-heard original music by jazz legend Hugh Masekela, with lyrics taken from personal testimonies before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.The Durban International Film Festival takes place at venues in and around Durban from 17 to 27 July.Source: National Film and Video Foundationlast_img read more

GIS vs. Mother Nature

Posted in dnxjvxyy on December 9th, 2019

first_imgNew England is famous for three things: Competitive sports teams. Trees. And wicked bad weather (note the regional slang). The weather gets particularly bad during winter, from snow and moisture content.When I ran electric operations for a New England power company in this challenging environment, there was some good news: I employed the most hardworking, dedicated crews.The bad news was, like our Patriots, they were incredibly competitive.Why is being competitive bad news? Well, the utility company was organized by district: north, south, central, and so on. During big storms, each district would battle to see who could restore customer power the fastest. The problem was, each district hoarded its crews. So while the north district served small service drop jobs, the south struggled to repair main lines. A lot more people went without power in the south than the north.The power company could have done much more if we had known the types of work going on in each district. I could have immediately dispatched crews, for instance, from the north to south to optimize restoration to the most customers across the company. But because I didn’t have a solid situational awareness of the full restoration effort, I couldn’t. I knew the number of outages, jobs, and crews assigned. But there was no overall picture to determine the overall restoration-effort impact.Yes, my crews were competitive. That was noble. But that wasn’t enough to provide optimal restoration for the whole company.Getting Good Damage AssessmentI was in charge of power restoration, but the trick was getting a good assessment of the damage Mother Nature had caused. Since trees were absolutely everywhere, you never knew if a power failure traced back to one tree that had fallen onto a circuit or 100 trees that had taken out multiple parts of the circuit. We needed rapid, holistic damage assessment to determine how many jobs our crews had to do to fix and how long those jobs would take – in other words, how long it would take to get everyone’s lights back on.What I needed was the ArcGIS platform, but back then it didn’t exist. Now it does, and the platform lets utilities see the entire restoration effort, from beginning to end.With the platform, I would have been able to speed up the damage assessment. Back in those days – and today for many utilities – damage assessment is a slow, manual, and arduous process. It often starts with lots of people and lots forms. They traipse through the snow with pencils and paper maps. In our case, they would spend several hours gathering all this damage-assessment information. Then they would head back to our service centers, where staff organized forms and input the information into spreadsheets. The next step was trying to make sense of the data.It doesn’t need to be so hard anymore. With the ArcGIS platform, field workers today can – and are – gathering damage data on mobile devices with photos, notes, and preconfigured data drop-downs. The devices immediately transmit this information to utilities’ Emergency Operations Centers, where an executive dashboard shows in real-time all damage occurrences. Dispatchers can immediately make geographically strong crew-staffing decisions.With this, I could have ended the battle between the north and south while getting customers’ power on faster. The immediate access to visualized situational awareness would have shown where we didn’t have enough crews in the south at the very start of our damage assessment, rather than three quarters of the way through the process.The platform serves as an early information system. Utilities can see if they have enough crews to handle the outage and if those crews are in the right spots. You can use it to arrange the right number of contract crews or foreign crews from neighboring utilities right away, rather than too late. You can visualize the impact of your restoration effort in a much more dynamic way. You can even incorporate data from your Outage Management System (OMS), Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL), and SCADA system. This gives you real-time views of the situation at every step.The Calm after the Storm Restoration involves more than just getting crews out into the field and cutting away dangled wires from downed trees. It involves communication, collaboration and information sharing. This applies to first responders, shelters, politicians, media, and frenzied customers.It also involves accessing a constant stream of information about flooding, blocked streets, bridges out, traffic, and hazardous situations. I would routinely be on the phone during and after a storm, madly writing information from police and fire officials about the situation on the ground.With the platform, that information streams into my GIS dashboard right now.What better way to share storm-situation information than with a map? Perhaps the only thing better is a data-driven map with all your critical information. The ArcGIS platform provides that.That’s why modern GIS as a platform is critical for utilities. This is what it does best. It brings disparate information together so you can make decisions – decisions that lower costs, get the lights on faster, and inform people to do their jobs as fast as possible.The competition isn’t to see which district can get customer power on faster. The real tame is to get all the lights on as fast as possible.Learn how the ArcGIS platform improves your storm response at esri.com/storm.last_img read more

Eurovision 2014: Song contest kicks off today

Posted in dnxjvxyy on November 27th, 2019

first_imgSingers from 26 nations are competing in the kitschy cocktail of pop and politics that is the Eurovision song contest, with a bearded Austrian drag queen battling twin sisters from Russia and a 21-year-old crowd darling from Ukraine.Swedish Sanna Nielsen’s new-age pop song “Undo” is the bookmakers’ favourite. A win by her would be the second in three years for Sweden. Overall, Sweden has won the contest five times, mostly notably with ABBA’s Waterloo in 1974.Singers from 26 nations are competing in the kitschy cocktail of pop and politicsBut the geopolitical echoes of Russia’s conflict with Crimea may dominate the song contest, which launched the careers of ABBA and Celine Dion. Many in the Copenhagen audience booed on Tuesday when Russia’s, the 17-year-old Tolmachevy twin sisters, qualified for the final.Adding to controversy, the contest’s organisers said votes from Crimea – annexed by Russia – would count as Ukrainian votes, because tallies are based on existing national telephone codes.It has been widely speculated that Russia’s entry could suffer for its annexation of Crimea and intransigence on gay rights. The event is hugely popular in the gay community.The Tolmachevy sisters, Anastasia and Maria, who won the Junior Eurovision in 2006, have not commented on the politics.The Tolmachevy sisters, Anastasia and Maria strike a poseUkrainian singer Mariya Yaremchuk, who got huge cheers when she was also voted through on Tuesday, said her preparation for the contest has been affected by the crisis in her country.”Actually, when I was preparing in Ukraine I even couldn’t focus on working because we all were influenced by that,” she told Reuters television.advertisementIn a Nordic region that prides itself on social liberties, the Danish organizers have declared tolerance a main theme for the event and the rainbow-coloured flag symbolising gay pride has been waved many places in Copenhagen.Austria’s contestant, drag queen Conchita Wurst – sporting high-heels, butterfly eyelashes and a full beard – was voted through at the second semi-final on Thursday. The audience in Copenhagen cheered loudly, and the bookmakers see her grandiose ballad “Rise Like a Phoenix” as a runner-up.Austria’s contestant, drag queen Conchita Wurst is a popular contestant”The beard is a statement to say that you can achieve anything, no matter who you are or how you look,” Wurst told Reuters.Online petitions were started in Belarus, Armenia and Russia – whose government passed a law last year banning “gay propaganda” among minors – to have Wurst removed or edited out of broadcasts in their countries.The contest was started in the 1950s to help foster unity after World War Two, but geopolitics have played a role in the voting before. Points are now awarded half by professional judges and half by the public via phone and SMS.When Russia made a military intrusion in neighbouring Georgia in 2009, Georgia wanted to compete with a satire over Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called ‘We don’t wanna Put In’.The organisers said Georgia’s song was too political and asked the country to either to change the lyrics or participate with another song. Georgia withdrew from the contest.last_img read more

Marcelo on Super Cup defeat Atletico made fewer mistakes and deserved

Posted in rbiazxks on September 18th, 2019

first_imgReal Madrid defender Marcelo admitted that they “failed” by committing too many errors in their 4-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup finalFollowing Diego Costa’s sensational opener for the Europa League champions, goals from Karim Benzema and captain Sergio Ramos had put Real in front with a 2-1 lead at Estonia.However, Costa found the back of the net again for Atletico eleven minutes from the final whistle to put the game into extra-time.Saul Niguez and Koke then scored to hand Atletico a deserved win over their city rivals for the first time in a final.“Football is like that. The winners are those who make fewer mistakes. Tonight, Tonight, we failed and we don’t want to make those errors again because it cost us a final,” said Marcelo on the club website.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“They made fewer mistakes and deserved to win it. These are mistakes resulting from fatigue, from not much training. Many players have been late back due to the World Cup, but that is no excuse.”“We played well and we had the ball for almost the whole game. It is tough to start by conceding a goal at the start and after that we failed in two attempts that almost never fail.“That cost us the tie. In extra time we tried our best, but we were battle worn and I think that slowed us down quite a bit.”Real will face Getafe on Sunday for their first game of the new La Liga season.last_img read more

Jack Grealish I thought I was going to join Spurs

Posted in mzibuqwe on September 18th, 2019

first_imgAston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish was “95%” certain that he would be signing up for Tottenham Hotspur in the last transfer windowAfter a breakthrough campaign in the English Championship last season, Grealish had been strongly linked with a move to Spurs due to Villa’s financial struggles.But a move didn’t materialise with Grealish later agreeing on a new long-term contract at Villa Park instead.“At Hull, I was 95% sure it was going to be my last game. I waved to the fans when I got taken off as I thought I was going,” Grealish told The Telegraph.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Even on the Thursday morning of the transfer window, I thought I was leaving At that time it could have got done, but for whatever reason, it didn’t.“They (Spurs) weren’t willing to pay what Villa wanted at the time, but the new owners came in and they changed everything.”Grealish has started in all nine of Villa’s Championship games this season with Steve Bruce’s side currently in 13th-place in the standings.last_img read more

Unai Emery wont rush Laurent Koscielny back to action

Posted in tivdvyll on September 18th, 2019

first_imgArsenal have been handed an injury boost, as the skipper Laurent Koscielny returned to training after five months of absence.The 33-year-old defender has picked up a severe Achilles tendon injury in the Europa League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid, which saw him skipping the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Although he returned to the training ground, the former Lorient man won’t be available until December. Meanwhile, Unai Emery eagerly anticipates Koscielny’s return in spite of some encouraging performance from Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi.Still, the former Paris Saint-Germain manager doesn’t want to rush the Frenchman back to action until he is 100% ready, that’s according to the famous portal Goal.com.“We need to be calm with him. Calm because we need [to wait] more than a month,” Emery said.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“He needs to feel [well] first, if he is doing some things, then he is doing well.“Then when he can play and available for games in the training, [then] we can think he is okay to play.“He is very important for us because he is our captain. He is starting this week to do some training with us together and it is very, very good news for us.“I think we need also to give confidence to him, to be close with us because it was a big injury. But now he is getting better, he is training with us in some things and this is very positive.”Although Koscielny has yet to play under Emery, his importance in the Gunners’ dressing room is undeniable, and there’s no doubt his return will only help the team maintain an impressive spell.last_img read more

Robertson praises Liverpool teammate Fabinho as different class

Posted in xgzdvglq on September 18th, 2019

first_imgLiverpool full-back Andy Robertson was impressed with Fabinho’s performance as a centre-back in their 1-0 win at Brighton on SaturdayManager Jurgen Klopp made the decision to move Fabinho from his midfield role to the backline in light of Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez being sidelined with injuries.And the Brazilian didn’t disappoint with an assured display alongside Virgil van Dijk as Liverpool made a welcome return to winning ways.“For somebody playing out of position, he covered so well, he cleared away and had so many good blocks,” Robertson told the club website.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“So credit to him because it can’t have been easy for him playing out of position. I’m sure Fabinho would have preferred to play as the No.6 but that’s the attitude we have in the squad, we are all willing to play in different positions if we have to.“I’m sure the manager just told him early doors and he embraced it and I thought he was brilliant. I thought he was a different class.”The Reds will next face Crystal Palace at Anfield this Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more

Condé Nast Eliminates Publishers Adds IndustrySpecific Sales

Posted in hedadxww on September 14th, 2019

first_img ·      Howard Mittman, formerly publisher of GQ, will run GQ, GQ Style, Golf Digest and Golf World, Pitchfork, and the Wired Media Group, which consists of Wired, Ars Technica, and Backchannel. ·      Giulio Capua, formerly publisher of Architectural Digest, will lead Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler and the Food Innovation Group, which consists of Bon Appétit and Epicurious. ·      Susan Plageman will lose Teen Vogue but continue with Vogue. The new structure comes as publishers across the industry look to consolidate resources and find more efficient ways to bring in revenues. Similar overhauls at other magazine companies, including the elimination of publishers at Time Inc., have eliminated brand silos while giving advertisers simplified access to multiple magazine titles. Lucy Kriz, former publisher at W, will lead ad sales efforts in beauty, and Brendan Monaghan, former publisher of Condé Nast Traveler, will lead efforts in fashion and luxury. Chief Industry Officers will work under Lisa Valentino, former CRO of Condé Nast Entertainment, and now CRO of Industry & Agency. “Today, I’m announcing a new business leadership team and a contemporary revenue structure, creating a nimble organization that will be responsive to the specific needs of our clients.”   Pete Hunsinger, CRO of Golf Digest, announced separately last week that he will also leave the company. Dan Robertson, who held the title of publisher under Hunsinger, is expected to stay at Condé Nast. A spokesperson for the company said Robertson will now answer to Howard Mittman.  The biggest promotion goes to Pamela Drucker Mann, who was named Chief Marketing Officer. She replaces Edward Menicheschi, who was pushed out in October when Norton joined the company. Drucker Mann was previously publisher of the Food Innovation Group. ·      Lisa Hughes will continue with The New Yorker. Casualties of the reorg include former publishers and CROs Agnes Chapski of Allure, Michelle Myers of Brides, and Connie Anne Phillips of Glamour and Self.center_img Condé Nast has eliminated the role of publishers, the magazine powerhouse announced last Thursday. Three publishers have lost their jobs, while several others were repositioned into new roles. ·      Chris Mitchell, formerly publisher of Vanity Fair, will continue to run Vanity Fair, and W. ·      Kim Kelleher, formerly publisher at Wired, will lead Glamour, Allure, Brides, Teen Vogue, and Self. Josh Stinchcomb will lead a new event and experience business at Condé Nast, while continuing to lead the content marketing arm, 23 Stories. He will also oversee the strategic packaging of all ad and data products, as well as the licensing team, art, and archive departments.More on this topic Condé Nast Combines Creative, Research, Copy Teams as Restructuring Begins Condé Nast Shutters Print Edition of SELF Veteran Exec Exits Condé Nast | People on the Move — 1.25.17 Glamour and Self Further Integrate; Layoffs Result Restructurings, Downsizings, and a Social-Media Steamroller Brief: Condé Nast to Lay Off Around 100Just In Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by Six publishers were repositioned into the newly created role of Chief Business Officer, a multi-brand position that focuses on revenues and client relationships at set titles. In addition to the business officer role, Condé Nast has added industry-specific ad sales, under the leadership of Chief Industry Officers. This position is much like the “category sales” created by Time Inc. in a similar restructuring last July. “To truly set our company up for success and take advantage of this potential, we’re modernizing our revenue teams to simplify the way we work with our partners and better leverage the extraordinary talent in our company,” Jim Norton, chief business officer and president of revenue, said in a memo to staff on Thursday. The reorganization — anticipated even before the cross-title combination of creative, research, copy teams in October — adds new capabilities to the publisher. These include the division of sales between brand-specific and industry-specific teams, and the creation of a new events and experience business. It also eliminates the Condé Nast Media Group (CNMG), which previously oversaw ad programs spanning multiple titles.last_img read more