New Civil Engineer
New Civil Engineer is the monthly magazine for members of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the UK chartered body that oversees the practice of civil engineering in the UK. First published in May 1972, it is today published by Metropolis. Under its previous publisher, who, as Emap, acquired the title and editorial control from the ICE in 1995, the ICE discussed the magazine's content through an editorial advisory board and a supervisory board. Available in print and online after the appropriate subscription has been taken out, the magazine is aimed at professionals in the civil engineering industry, it contains industry news and analysis, letters from subscribers, a directory of companies, with listings arranged by companies’ areas of work, an appointments section. It occasionally has details of university courses and graduate positions. In 2013 it had a net circulation of more than 50,000 per issue. Two years this had dropped to 42,805, of which some 39,000 related to copies distributed to ICE members.
Printed on a weekly basis the magazine switch to a monthly format in December 2015. New Civil Engineer was a co-founder of the British Construction Industry Awards. In January 2017, Ascential announced its intention to sell 13 titles including New Civil Engineer; the brands were purchased by Metropolis International Ltd in a £23.5m cash deal, announced on 1 June 2017. Official website
Dan Wootton is a New Zealand-born journalist and broadcaster. In 2007, he joined the News of the World. In 2013, he became editor of the Bizarre column the following year. In February 2016, he became associate editor of The Sun and in March 2018 was promoted to executive editor. Wootton has made appearances as a show business presenter on the ITV Breakfast shows Lorraine and Daybreak. Since 2015 he has been a regular contributor and panellist on Big Brother's Bit on the Side. Wootton grew up in Lower Hutt, a city in the Wellington region of New Zealand and attended Naenae College and Victoria University, where he obtained a media studies and political science degree, he started his career as a journalist in his native New Zealand, writing an entertainment column for the Wellington-based broadsheet newspaper The Dominion Post and was a reporter for the daily television show Good Morning. He came to the United Kingdom when he was 21, after a spell working for trade magazines, he found a job with Broadcast magazine.
Wootton joined the News of the World TV team in February 2007, becoming TV editor in November 2007, show-business editor in November 2008 until its closure in July 2011, when he became a columnist and feature writer for the Daily Mail and editor-at-large for Now magazine. In 2013, Wootton joined The Sun newspaper launching a new column on Sundays, he was made editor of the newspaper's Bizarre column in 2014, promoted to associate editor in 2016. He was named ` Showbiz reporter of the year' at the 2013 and 2018 British Press Awards. Wootton makes appearances as a show business presenter on ITV's morning show Lorraine and has been a guest on BBC Radio 5 Live, he hosts a weekly talkRadio show called Dan's Dilemmas. Dan Wootton on IMDb Dan on Lorraine Dan Wootton on Twitter
MEED, abbreviated from the former name Middle East Economic Digest, is a business intelligence tool for the Middle East and North Africa, providing analysis and commentary on Middle Eastern markets, companies and data on the regional projects market. MEED publishes a business-to-business magazine for subscribers every Friday featuring news and commentary, features and interviews and a weekly special report. Circulation, according to a 2009 audit by ABC, was 6,338. MEED was launched in 1957; when Rafiq Hariri drew up plans to rebuild a war-shattered Lebanon, MEED met the prime minister and asked him to explain them. When Colonel Gaddafi unveiled the first part of his Great Manmade River, MEED took a front-row seat at the ceremony and quizzed the engineers. While US tanks were still rolling towards Baghdad in March 2003, MEED obtained plans from Washington that described how the US was hoping to rebuild the country. Three months before going public, MEED revealed DP World's IPO plans. Abdalla el-Badri announced Opec's potential move from US dollar to euro pricing to MEED.
MEED broke news of Saudi Arabia moving ahead with plans for a Mile-High Tower in Jeddah – which would make it the tallest tower in the world – and Nakheel's plans to create a tower over one kilometre high to trump Emaar's Burj Khalifa. MEED is used as a source of Middle East information by the US and British governments – Energy Information Administration, United States Congress and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the dedication made by Abdullah II of Jordan in 2007 demonstrates MEED's positive contribution to the Middle East for over 50 years. "The celebration of this milestone is a testament to the distinguished insight into the region MEED has provided to its readers for five decades. Your acuity has recorded the region's diversity and potential, not just its challenges and crises." As well as publishing all magazine content, MEED.com produces daily country and industry news, contract awards, economic data and market trends, with an emphasis on projects. Its archive dates back to 1994.
Content on the site is broken down by 10 sectors and 19 countries: Construction, Finance, Markets, Oil & Gas, Power and Information Technology and Water Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Gaza/ West Bank, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. A Middle East and North Africa projects tracker; the index tracks more than 7,000 projects worth over $5.6 trillion. Sectors covered are alternative energy, fertiliser, infrastructure, liquefied natural gas, gas processing, metal and gas production, power and waste. A bespoke research and analysis service, MEED Insight specialises in Middle East industry or sector scoping, market surveys and forecasting, market entry assistance, project overviews and competitor analysis. Core sectors are oil and gas, petrochemicals and finance, manufacturing and logistics, power and water. MEED runs three summits – Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Arabian World Construction Summit and Arabian Power & Water Summit – and has more than 25 Middle East industry- and country-focused conferences in its portfolio, as well as networking clubs focusing on UAE and Qatar construction and power and water.
The first issue of Middle East Economic Digest was published on 8 March 1957. MEED's founder and driving force for the next two decades was Elizabeth Collard, a champion of Arab causes, to become an adviser to UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson on Middle East affairs and a friend of Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and King Hussein of Jordan, she helped to establish the Council for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding. With two part-time secretarial assistants, MEED was produced on a hand-cranked Ronco printing machine; every Friday evening and relatives would help staple and stuff envelopes with the 12-page newsletter. Lacking any editorial resources, the Middle East Economic Digest was a compilation from newspapers and other reports. Newspapers were flown in weekly from Cairo and Beirut and condensed. By the time MEED was acquired by Emap in 1986, it had a staff of 20 full-time journalists and 12 researchers and newsroom assistants to cover Middle Eastern business and project news. In 2006 Emap Middle East acquired business website AME Info.
In March 2012, the owning company rebranded as Top Right Group, but retained the Emap name for its magazines operation, which at the time accounted for around 18 percent of the group's turnover. In October 2015 Top Right Group announced it was scrapping the Emap brand and would stop producing print editions and that, over the next 12–18 months, all titles would become digital only. In December 2015 Top Right Group rebranded as Ascential who, in January 2017, announced its intention to sell 13 titles including MEED. Bernard Cragg, executive chairman of GlobalData, stated: "MEED gives the Group the opportunity to further expand into a key region and adds an additional industry vertical to our offering whilst maintaining our disciplined investment criteria of premium proprietary content and strong renewable subscription based revenues." MEED.com Emap website AME Info website MEED Projects website Dubai Lynx website
Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is a global event for those working in creative communications and related fields. It is considered the largest gathering of the advertising and creative communications industry; the five-day festival, incorporating the awarding of the Lions awards, is held yearly at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France. Each June, around 11,000 registered delegates from 90 countries visit the Festival to celebrate the best of creativity in brand communication, discuss industry issues, network with one another; the week's activities include multiple award ceremonies as well as an closing gala. Inspired by the Cannes Film Festival, staged in Cannes since the late 1940s, a group of cinema screen advertising contractors belonging to the Screen Advertising World Association felt the makers of advertising films should be recognised, they established the International Advertising Film Festival, the first of which took place in Venice, Italy, in September 1954, with 187 film entries from 14 countries.
The lion of the Piazza San Marco in Venice was the inspiration for the Lion trophy. The second festival was held in Monte Carlo, the third in Cannes. After that, the event alternated between Venice and Cannes before settling in the latter in 1984. New categories have been awards in recent years: the Press & Outdoor Lions competition in 1992. However, in recent years, there have been calls from within the industry for the Festival to simplify the entry categories to better reflect the current state of the modern communications world; the festival responded by introducing changes in 2018, including new categories, revising costs and reducing the event from seven days to five. In the 1990s, the Festival added a programme of learning in the form of seminars and workshops. Over the years, this side of the Festival has grown and in 2013 it featured around 130 sessions over 7 days; these included talks from Christopher Bailey, Jack Black, Jenson Button, Nick Cannon, Shepard Fairey, Arianna Huffington, David Karp, Annie Leibovitz.
In 2004, British publisher and conference organiser EMAP plc purchased the festival from French businessman Roger Hatchuel – who had started managing it in 1987 – for a reported £52 million. In June 2014, the Wall Street Journal as well as Campaign Magazine reported on Nimrod Kamer's protestations at Cannes Lions. Jose Papa is the managing director. Philip Thomas is chairman and the chief executive officer of Ascential Events, under which Cannes Lions operates. Cannes Lions juries are drawn from experts in each field from around the world; each jury is headed by a jury president. They judge submissions in Film, Film Craft, Industry Craft, Digital Craft, Print & Publishing, Direct, Health & Wellness, Radio & Audio, Branded Content & Entertainment, Brand Experience & Activation, Creative eCommerce, Entertainment Lions for Music, PR, Creative Effectiveness, Social & Influencer, Creative Data and Titanium, as well as Glass: The Lion for Change and Sustainable Development Goals. In 2013, the Festival launched a new category called the Innovation Lions, which are supposed to "honour the technology and innovation which facilitates creativity", including recognition of the'Top 10 Startups to Watch'.
Additionally, global start-ups can apply for the Start-up Academy to receive festival passes and access mentorship sessions. Other awards include Holding Company of the Year, Network of the Year, Media Agency of the Year, Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, Media Person of the Year, New Directors' Showcase, Advertiser of the Year, the Palme d'Or to the best production company. Advertisements are entered by the agencies that created them, although technically anyone can enter any advertising creation, providing it ran within a specified time frame; the jurors are instructed to reward advertising, deemed most creative both in idea and execution. In an article in The Guardian in 2009, WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell said the Cannes Lions awards were too costly to enter. However, a year he admitted that he had made sure that WPP was "very focused on Cannes" and wanted to be "the leader in terms of awards at Cannes". In 2011, WPP won the first Holding Company of the Year prize at the Festival.
Commenting on this industry recognition, WPP Worldwide Creative Director, John O'Keeffe, said: "Cannes is the only global, cross discipline show, covering advertising, digital, promo and everything else besides. It doesn't aggregate the scores of other shows, so you can't inflate your ranking on the back of just one or two pieces of work. If you are number one at Cannes, you've done it the hard way, the proper way, the only way."In 2013, the "Dumb Ways to Die" a campaign by McCann Australia for Australian company Metro Trains made history by winning a total of five Grands Prix awards, the most awarded to a single piece of work. The Lion of St. Mark is an honour given each year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity to "someone who has made outstanding contributions to the creative community." The Young Lions Competitions is open to advertising professionals up to 30 ye
The Architectural Review is a monthly international architectural magazine. It has been published in London since 1896, its articles cover the built environment – which includes landscape, building design, interior design and urbanism – as well as theory of these subjects. The Architectural Review was founded as a monthly magazine, the Architectural Review for the Artist and Craftsman, in 1896 by Percy Hastings, owner of the Architectural Press. In 1927 his third son, Hubert de Cronin Hastings, became joint editor of both the Architectural Review and the Architects' Journal, a weekly. Together they made substantial changes to the aims and style of the review, which became a general arts magazine with an architectural emphasis. Contributors from other artistic fields were brought in, among them Hilaire Belloc, Robert Byron, Cyril Connolly, D. H. Lawrence, Paul Nash, Nikolaus Pevsner, P. Morton Shand and Sacheverell Sitwell, Evelyn Waugh. John Betjeman was an assistant editor from 1930 to 1934; the editorial board included Hugh Casson, Osbert Lancaster and James Maude Richards.
The design of the review was innovative, with bold use of layout and photographs. The articles on European Modernist architecture by P. Morton Shand published from July 1934 were among the earliest in Britain on the subject. By about 1935 the magazine had acquired a leading position in the discourse surrounding Modernism; the journal was influential after the Second World War in raising awareness of "townscape" through regular articles by assistant editor Gordon Cullen, author of several books on the subject. In January 2017, title owner Ascential announced its intention to sell 13 titles including Architectural Review, it was one of 13 titles acquired from Ascential by Metropolis International in a £23.5m cash deal, announced on 1 June 2017. The Architectural Review remains in print, published ten times per year, while its online version is updated daily. Dariush Borbor – former correspondent and contributor 1960s to 1980s Henry Wilson – first editor 1896–1901 John Betjeman – assistant editor, 1930 to 1934 James Maude Richards – co-editor or editor, 1935 to 1971, excluding the war years Nikolaus Pevsner – acting editor 1943 to 1945 and member of editorial board 1945 to 1970 Peter Davey – Editor 1980 to 2005 László Moholy-Nagy – photographer Gordon Cullen – art editor Robert Melville – art critic Peter Blundell Jones – contributor Stephen Gardiner – contributor Douglass Haskell – contributor Ian Nairn – contributor Catherine Slessor, managing editor 1992 – 2009, editor 2010 – 2015 Christine Murray, editor, 2015 – 2018 Manon Mallard, editor
News of the World
The News of the World was a national red top newspaper published in the United Kingdom from 1843 to 2011. It was at one time the highest-selling English-language newspaper in the world, at closure still had one of the highest English-language circulations, it was established as a broadsheet by John Browne Bell, who identified crime and vice as the themes that would sell copies. The Bells sold to Henry Lascelles Carr in 1891. Reorganised into News International, itself a subsidiary of News Corporation, it was transformed into a tabloid in 1984 and became the Sunday sister paper of The Sun; the newspaper concentrated on populist news. Its fondness for sex scandals gained it the nickname News of the Screws, it had a reputation for exposing national or local celebrities' drug use, sexual peccadilloes, or criminal acts, setting up insiders and journalists in disguise to provide either video or photographic evidence, phone hacking in ongoing police investigations. Sales averaged 2,812,005 copies per week in October 2010.
From 2006, allegations of phone hacking began to engulf the newspaper. These culminated in the revelation on 4 July 2011 that, nearly a decade earlier, a private investigator hired by the newspaper had intercepted the voicemail of missing British teenager Milly Dowler, found murdered. A Scotland Yard spokesperson admitted at the Leveson Inquiry that it had not been a private investigator who had deleted Dowler's voicemail. Amid a public backlash and the withdrawal of advertising, News International announced the closure of the newspaper on 7 July 2011; the scandal deepened when the paper was alleged to have hacked into the phones of families of British service personnel killed in action. Senior figures on the newspaper have been held for questioning by police investigating the phone hacking and corruption allegations. Arrested on 8 July 2011 were former editor Andy Coulson and former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman, the latter jailed for phone hacking in 2007; the former executive editor Neil Wallis was arrested on 15 July 2011 and former editor Rebekah Brooks, the tenth person held in custody, on 17 July 2011.
On a visit to London on 17 February 2012, Murdoch announced he was soon to launch a Sunday edition of The Sun, which acted as a replacement to the News of the World. On 19 February 2012 it was announced that the first edition of The Sun on Sunday would be printed on 26 February 2012, it would employ some former News of the World journalists. The newspaper was first published as The News of the World on 1 October 1843, by John Browne Bell in London. Priced at three pence before the repeal of the Stamp Act or paper duty, it was the cheapest newspaper of its time and was aimed directly at the newly literate working classes, it established itself as a purveyor of titillation and criminal news. Much of the source material came from coverage of vice prosecutions, including transcripts of police descriptions of alleged brothels, "immoral" women. In 1924 the newspaper sponsored the 1924 Women's Olympiad held at Stamford Bridge in London. Before long, the News of the World established itself as the most read Sunday paper, with initial sales of around 12,000 copies a week.
Sales suffered because the price was not cut following the abolition of newspaper taxes and the paper was soon no longer among the leading Sunday titles, selling around 30,000 by 1880, a greater number but a smaller proportion, as newspaper sales had grown hugely. The title was sold by the Bell family in 1891 to Henry Lascelles Carr who owned the Welsh Western Mail; as editor, he installed his nephew Emsley Carr. The real engine of the paper's now quick commercial success, was George Riddell, who reorganised its national distribution using local agents. Matthew Engel, in his book Tickle the Public: One Hundred Years of the Popular Press, says that the News of the World of the 1890s was "a fine paper indeed"; the paper was not without its detractors, though. As one writer related: Frederick Greenwood, editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, met in his club one day Lord Riddell, who died a few years ago, in the course of conversation Riddell said to him, "You know, I own a paper." "Oh, do you?" said Greenwood, "what is it?"
"It's called the News of the World—I'll send you a copy", replied Riddell, in due course did so. Next time they met Riddell said, "Well Greenwood, what do you think of my paper?" "I looked at it", replied Greenwood, "and I put it in the waste-paper basket. And I thought,'If I leave it there the cook may read it'—so I burned it!" By 1912, the circulation was around three million by the early 1920s. Sales reached four million by 1939; this success encouraged other similar newspapers, of which the Sunday People, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror are still being published. In 1928, the paper began printing in Manchester on the presses of the News Chronicle in Derby Street, moving in 1960 into Thomson House, Withy Grove when the News Chronicle closed; the move to Thomson House led to the immediate closure of the Empire News, a paper printed there and circulating in the North of England and Wales with a circulation of about 2.5 million. The Empire News and News of the World merged but Thomson House was printing the Sunday Pictorial and Sunday Times and did not have any further capacity with the News of the World arriving.
The paper's motto was "All human life is there". The paper's name was linked with sports events as early as 1903 whe
Grosvenor House Hotel
JW Marriott Grosvenor House London is a luxury hotel that opened in 1929 in the Mayfair area of London, England. It is managed by JW Marriott Hotels, a brand of Marriott International; the Grosvenor House Hotel was built in the 1920s and opened in 1929 on the site of Grosvenor House, the former London residence of the Dukes of Westminster, whose family name is Grosvenor. The hotel owed its existence to Albert Octavius Edwards, who conceived and built it presided over it as chairman for 10 years. Key to the story of the hotel was A. H. Jones, who had worked for Edwards in Doncaster. In January 1929, six months after the completion of the first block of apartments, six months before completion of the hotel, Edwards brought Jones to Grosvenor House as accountant. In 1936, at the age of 29, Jones became general manager of Grosvenor House. Apart from the war years, when he served with the Royal Artillery and in the NAAFI, Jones held this position until he retired in 1965; the hotel was not completed until the 1950s because Bruno, Baron Schröder, who had acquired the lease of 35, Park Street in about 1910, had refused to give it up to Edwards.
Schröder remained in the house until his death in 1940, permission to demolish the house was given in 1956. The house was replaced with a 92-bedroom extension, opened in 1957 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Peter Thorneycroft. Grosvenor House managed to have a'good' World War II. Ten thousand sandbags and five miles of blackout material protected the building, its entertaining space was used in the war effort; the Great Room became home to the Officers' Sunday Club and in 1943, to the US officers' mess. Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and George S. Patton were regular visitors; the hotel underwent a four-year renovation and restoration costing £142 million, it reopened in 2008. This included a full refurbishment of all restaurants, guest rooms, health facilities, public areas; the Great Room, Court Suite, bars, meeting spaces and 494 guest rooms can accommodate a total of over 6,000 people. In 2010, Indian conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar purchased the hotel from the Royal Bank of Scotland for £470 million.
Sahara India Pariwar owned a controlling stake in New York's famous Plaza Hotel from 2012 to 2018. Grosvenor House is managed by the JW Marriott Hotels brand of Marriott International; the hotel drew protests in 2017 when it hosted the annual gathering of the Aerospace Defence Security group, a trade association which represents arms companies. Campaigners stood outside the hotel and held banners protesting the role of some ADS member companies in the arming of Saudi Arabia during its attack on Yemen. In April 2017, Sahara India Pariwar turned down an offer of more than £600 million for the hotel from British billionaires David and Frederick Barclay, before selling the hotel to US-based Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation for an undisclosed sum. In November 2018, it was announced that Katara Hospitality was buying the hotel for an undisclosed sum. Grosvenor House was the first hotel in London at that time to have a separate bathroom and entrance lobby for each bedroom, running iced water in every bathroom.
When the hotel first opened, it was the headquarters of the International Sportsmen's Club. Its facilities included a swimming pool, squash courts and a gymnasium; the hotel has a pedestrian entrance on Park Lane in Mayfair, but this is not the'main/courtyard' entrance, on Park Street. The official address of the hotel is Park Lane; the Great Room at the Grosvenor House is the venue of many prominent awards evenings such as The Asian Awards & Pride of Britain Awards, charity balls and the like, it is seen on British television. Since the 1930s, the Great Room has hosted the world's oldest charitable ball, the Royal Caledonian Ball, it is one of the largest ballrooms in Europe, with a maximum capacity of 2,000 seated or 1,100 theatre style. Although now not used as such, the Great Room was built as an ice-rink, much of the machinery lies dormant under the current flooring. In 1933, Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth II, learnt to skate at the hotel at just seven years of age. Sonja Henie, Cecilia Colledge, other famous skaters displayed their skill.
International ice hockey matches were played there, the newly formed Grosvenor House Canadian hockey team, recruited from Canadians living in London, played the Queen's Ice Hockey Club on the rink, the first of a series of matches against teams from the United Kingdom and the Continent. Anticipating competition from other ice rinks, the rink was converted in 1935 into a banquet hall measuring 1,902 square metres, it has hosted parties, awards ceremonies and balls to mark some of the most significant national events and celebrations. Richard Corrigan runs the restaurant Corrigan's Mayfair. Official website