Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Partners with Gilt to Benefit The Nature Conservancy

first_img“We have 26 million female readers, with a 70/30 [male/female] percent readership. Like SI, Gilt has a vast audience of both men and women,” says Day.“We thought it would be a perfect alignment between our two brands. Women read our magazine for the fashion, accessories and vacation ideas. Men read it for the more obvious reasons.” Gilt, which currently has over 4 million members, recently partnered with Women’s Health for an ecommerce promotion. Gilt’s other magazine partners include Self, Vogue and GQ. The sale has both philanthropic and marketing advantages: Sports Illustrated will not make immediate money from purchased goods, but its Swimsuit issue will gain exposure through in-sale messaging on the Gilt site. The sale, which will be advertised in-book in a special section, kicks off on February 14; the same day the Swimsuit edition hits newsstands. Quiksilver will provide a set of two surfboards for sale, and SI staff collated a list of over 100 designers whose bathing suits are seen in the Swimsuit issue. MJ Day, senior editor with Sports Illustrated, says 10 designers were then asked to donate their products to the sale. 10 prints from the Swimsuit shoot will be available for purchase as well, in addition to tickets for SI Swimsuit launch parties in New York City and Las Vegas. Bidding for New York tickets will begin at $1,000.center_img The debut of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue will coincide with a Gilt sale, touting SI-curated bathing suits, surfboards, photographs and event tickets to consumers. In a twist on the new rev stream model many publishers aim for in the ecommerce game, all sale proceeds will be donated to The Nature Conservancy to preserve the beaches SI features in its pages.last_img read more

Facebook faces investigation by New York attorney general over email collection

first_img Facebook Security Tech Industry Post a comment 0 Facebook says it’s fixed the issue and will notify users who were affected.  James Martin/CNET Facebook is being investigated by the New York attorney general’s office for harvesting the email contacts of about 1.5 million users without their consent. “It is time Facebook is held accountable for how it handles consumers’ personal information,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James in a statement Thursday. “Facebook has repeatedly demonstrated a lack of respect for consumers’ information while at the same time profiting from mining that data.”The social network confirmed in April that it collected the email contacts of its users, but said it wasn’t on purpose. A security researcher spotted the issue after he noticed the social network asked users to enter their email passwords when they signed up for new accounts to verify their identity. Once a user entered their password, a message popped up saying that the company was importing your email contacts, Business Insider learned.Facebook said earlier this month that it fixed the issue and will notify users who were affected. The attorney general’s office said in a press release that hundreds of millions of Facebook users could have been affected because users might have hundreds of email contacts stored. “We’re in touch with the New York State attorney general’s office and are responding to their questions on this matter,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. The attorney general’s investigation comes as other regulators and lawmakers are cracking down on Facebook for its privacy practices. In December, the DC attorney general sued Facebook for allegedly failing to safeguard the data of its users.On Thursday, Canadian regulators accused Facebook of violating local laws for mishandling user data and said it’d take the company to court for its privacy mishaps. The privacy commissioner of Canada and the information and privacy commissioner for British Columbia started investigating Facebook last year after revelations surfaced that a UK political consultancy Cambridge Analytica harvested data from about 87 million users without their permission. The US Federal Trade Commission also started investigating Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal for possibly violating a legal agreement it had with the federal government to keep user data private. Facebook estimates that the FTC could fine the company $3 billion to $5 billion.  If that’s correct, the FTC fine would be larger than the record-setting $22.5 million the agency imposed on Google in 2012.Originally published April 25, 1:52 p.m. PTUpdate, 2:20 p.m. PT: Includes statement from Facebook and more background. Update, 2:38 p.m. PT: Includes background about other investigations. Tags Share your voicelast_img read more

Gayeshwar sent to jail 55 BNP men put on remand

first_imgBNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy taken to a Dhaka court in a prison van on 31 January. Photo: Sajid HossainA Dhaka court on Wednesday sent Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy to jail in a case filed with the Ramna police station.The court also put 55 other BNP leaders and activists on remand in four separate cases filed in connection with an attack on a prison van.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mahmudul Hasan passed the order.Read more: BNP leader Azizul Bari Helal ‘detained’ Gayeshwar Chandra Roy’s lawyer Sanaullah Mia alleged that Gayeshwar Chandra Roy was arrested only for his political statements.A group of BNP activists broke open prison van and snatched away two of their fellows in front of the High Court Mazar gate on Tuesday.The incident took place when BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was returning after appearing at a Dhaka court in Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Police detained 69 BNP men in connection with Tuesday’s incident.last_img read more

Why AR15 Rifles Are Easier To Get Than Handguns In Texas

first_img Share APThis photo posted on the Instagram account of Nikolas Cruz shows weapons lying on a bed. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, the day after opening fire with a semi-automatic weapon in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. (Instagram via AP)AR-15s are the semi-automatic version of the M-16 assault rifle.Its bullets can cause devastating wounds and have been the weapon of choice for mass shooters from the Pulse nightclub to Sutherland Springs, Texas, and, most recently, Parkland, Florida.In Texas and many other states, it’s easier to buy an AR-15 than a 9 millimeter handgun.That’s because you have to be at least 21 to buy a handgun, while AR-15s can be sold to people 18 and up. And before Texas’ open carry law went into effect in January 2016, handguns could not be carried openly, while AR-15s and other rifles could.Melissa Hamilton, who teaches criminal law at the University of Surrey in England, said that’s because they’re grouped with other long arms that are used for hunting. “So one of the reasons that there had been historically very few regulations is because of those legitimate purposes,” she said.Lawmakers put restrictions on handguns in the 20th century, Hamilton said, because they were often used in crimes.AR-15s are actually not practical for hunting, she said, because they would essentially “blow up” the animal.Some of our listeners took issue with that idea. There has been previous reporting reflecting that the rifle was actually first marketed as “superb” for hunting.Federally licensed arms dealers have to conduct a background check before selling any firearm to someone, but private sellers – including those at certain gun shows – are exempted from that requirement.This article has been edited to correct some misinformation and clear up confusion.last_img read more