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first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these Rangers-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-99]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – It did not take long for Warriors coach Steve Kerr to analyze the footage. Following the Warriors’ Game 1 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in their first-round matchup, Kerr rewatched the moments leading up to Kevin Durant and Patrick Beverley receiving ejections. Kerr then reached this conclusion about official Ed Malloy.“I’m not sure anybody deserved …last_img

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-12-19 03:35:40Reviewed Item French Classic Slim Hair Comb Slide – 7 cm | Handmade in FranceRating 2.0 / 5  stars, based on  11  reviews Posted on December 19, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair Comb SlidesTags JHC Luxury Hair Accessories Most effective comb i have ever bought .I have very fantastic hair and issues acquiring everything to maintain it. These combs are excellent for me, light-weight body weight with a safe keep.These combs are incredibly eye-catching and classy and glimpse like the ones i purchased in paris. Sadly with my great hair they just do not remain in and grip well sufficient and generally end up in my handbag. Nb the selling price is for 1 comb only.Key specs for French Classic Slim Hair Comb Slide – 7 cm | Handmade in France:Made in FrancePolished to perfectionHigh gloss polishBeautifully handmade in FranceDimensions: 7*6 – Weight: 8 grammesComments from buyers“I know these hair combs and they are fantastic!, I have very fine hair and difficulty finding anything to hold it, Bought for my wife. She likes it and it “Expensive but keep nicely in the hair & are well designed.Though it seems highly-priced for a ‘plastic’ comb, these combs are unique and distinctive and do what none of the other more affordable versions do, they grip your hair and keep it, even if it is fantastic (use those with the longest tooth). They are curved and have an elastic overall flexibility that can help to maintain them in. If you will need combs to maintain your hair then these are the ones to pick out.. Retains hair in area all day. In contrast to the combs that are bought below,also the low cost combs split just after a couple of times. I’ve been sporting french classic comb just about every working day for months and they are like new. I won’t be acquiring cheap combs yet again.She likes it and it does what it is intended to do but by the time postage was additional it was very high priced for a piece of plastic.Might seem pricey for hair combs – but these are a cut over the standard plastic types, they in good shape fantastic and will previous for ages – so will be good benefit – would buy yet again.Wonderful, quite superior high-quality comb. Amazing for a french twist, holds hair in location.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 23, 2017 – Providenciales – Lobster season 2017/2018 kicked off on Tuesday 15th August, with opening catch landed at processing plants in South Caicos and Providenciales totaling 32,262 pounds (lbs.), which is a 25% drop in landings recorded for the first day of the open season in 2016.“The first day while important, is not necessarily an indication of the overall health of the fishery, nor does it accurately forecast the coming fishing season.   The past three years have seen a decline in the opening day landings, however the total catch per unit of effort for the season has increased.  There are management measures in place to support the recovery of the lobster fishery stock and DECR will continue to monitor the landings throughout this year to inform further fact based management decisions, where required by DECR ” said Mr. Ethan Griesbach, Acting Director of the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR).DECR Officers have been inspecting catch as fishermen come into the plant and while at sea, and boat patrols have been conducted to deter illegal activities. However, the DECR fleet has been on stand-by to assist rescuing fishermen when needed.Minister Ralph Higgs commented, “I would like to express my appreciation to the staff and management at Department of Environment and Coastal Resources for efforts made to ensure maximum compliance and minimal infractions during the opening of the 2017/18 lobster season.   I would also like to thank the fisher folk that came out in numbers, all of whom displayed complete respect for the law and officers.   The fishing industry is a very important traditional sector which the government is committed to working along with all stakeholders to ensure future sustainability of the industry”Restrictions relating to crawfish, as per the Fisheries Protection Ordinance, are listed below:Crawfish size restrictions are as follows:o   When whole,  a length of 3.25 inches measured from the front of the groove between the horns directly above the eyes, along the middle of the back to the rear edge of the back shell; oro   When the tail has been separated, a tail weight of 5 ounces whether processed or not;Fishers are not to be in the possession of any egg-bearing crawfish; Fishers are not to take or be in possession of moulting/soft-shelled crawfish or crawfish in early stages of spawning (described as appearing ‘tar-spotted’); and Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Fishers are not to remove eggs from egg-bearing crawfish;center_img Fishers are to ensure that the crawfish are landed unharmed and whole after being taken and landed at processing plants or at   home, unless processed at sea as per the terms of the processing license.The DECR appeals to citizens, residents and visitors in the Turks & Caicos Islands, to familiarize themselves with and to uphold the Fisheries Regulations, and urges all responsible citizens to call DECR at 338 4170 or email to report any violations.Press Release: TCIG Related Items:last_img read more

first_img Email Royce Da 5’9″ Teases Logic, Eminem Collab logic-eminem-will-trade-verses-new-royce-da-59-track-caterpillar Facebook Twitter News The ‘Bad Meets Evil’ Eminem collaborator has revealed that a track from his new album will pair up two of raps heavy hittersBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 26, 2018 – 4:11 pm GRAMMY-nominated rapper and longtime Eminem collaborator Royce Da 5’9″ has a new album coming out on May 4. Just this week, the Detroit native (real name Ryan Montgomery) dropped some tantalizing details about his new effort The Book Of Ryan.In a new interview with Rap Up, Montgomery revealed that album track “Caterpillar” will reunite him with his old rhyming partner Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers). “The basic theme of the song is, ‘Don’t disrespect the caterpillar to praise the butterfly,'” Royce explains. “Marshall falls a little bit more into that category than I do, but both of us are caterpillars. A lot of times, you’ll praise these guys but gotta tear us down.”And, as though the news of more new music featuring both Royce and Eminem wasn’t enough to get hyped for, Montgomery goes on to reveal that the track remix for “Caterpillar” will see GRAMMY-nominated lyrical technician Logic pairing up and trading verses with none other than Slim Shady himself.”It’s one of those shut-the-internet-down-for-a-couple-of-days verses for sure,” Montgomery says of Logic’s contribution to the album. “I’m proud of him for that one.” readers will, of course, note that the exciting stable of featured artists on The Book Of Ryan still has some bombs to drop even after the announcement of Logic’s inclusion. With names like  J. Cole, Pusha T, Jadakiss, Fabolous, T-Pain, and more sprinkled across the tracklist, the album looks to offer a host of deep cutsThe Book Of Ryan is due out on May 4.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Logic, Eminem Will Trade Verses On New Royce Da 5’9” Track “Caterpillar” last_img read more

first_img See it See It Tablets Gadgets Mobile Best Buy Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors reading • Walmart-brand Android tablets launch for just $64 0 Apple iPad Tags See It • Mentioned Above Apple iPad 2018 (space gray, 32GB) Share your voice Apple See All Review • Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyonecenter_img Walmart’s ONN 10-inch tablet costs $79. Walmart Walmart has launched its range of home-made tablets running Android Pie. They come in 8-inch and 10-inch varieties costing $64 and $79. Both run on the Android 9 operating system, have a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM storage. walmart-onn-tablet-8-inch-backBoth sizes come in navy blue. Walmart They both also have a 2MP rear camera, a 0.3MP front-facing camera, a 2.5D touchscreen, and a resolution of 800×1280. The battery life is 5.5 hours for continuous use and 600 hours in standby, and they come in navy blue. Walmart is also selling a 10.1-inch tablet with detachable keyboard for $99. Walmart called its tablets “a great value, low-cost alternative to other tablets on the market” in a statement emailed to CNET. First spotted by 9to5Google, they are being sold under Walmarts ONN store brand, which focuses on more affordable electronic products. It was first reported in March that Walmart would be bringing out its own tablet to rival Apple’s iPad. XDA-Developers editor-in-chief Mishaal Rahman at the time also tweeted specs of the tablet that have stood up to the information now on Walmart’s site. First published at 11:48 a.m. PT on May 23.   Updated at 2:24 p.m. PT: Adds comments from Walmart, detail on tablet with detachable keyboard. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Walmart Android Pie Apple Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Amazon $249 $329 $249 Post a comment See It $249 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019last_img read more

first_img These products and services are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Share your voice $149 and up Bearaby’s The Napper adult weighted blanket is unlike any other I’ve seen. Instead of glass beads or poly pellets sandwiched between two layers of plain old duvet fabric or that minky plush, it’s knitted. The company uses hypoallergenic yarn made of layers of fabric to create a weighted throw blanket. It comes in three sizes and weights, with seven color options and it starts at $249.Want a more traditional weighted blanket? It also has a weighted comforter for sleep. $90 at Sensa Calm 1:39 Price Included $149 at Amazon $119 and up Sold separately Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $69 and up Glass beads Glass beads or layered knitted fabric 15, 20, 25 5, 7, 10, 15, 20, 25 Tags YnM Weighted Blanket The best weighted blankets, compared Included 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 25 Sensa Calm Weight options in pounds 3-20 15 or 20 Glass beads Sold separately Fully customizable 34″ x 50″, 38″x 62″ & 38″x 72″ $89 and up Looking for a weighted blanket for your kid or grandkid? Check out Harkla. It makes weighted blankets, weighted vests and weighted lap pads, plus a sensory peapod and hanging swing for children with sensory processing issues. Its blankets come in vivid colors and have soft, plush textures (courtesy of that minky fabric).Harkla also makes a weighted blanket for adults, starting at $179 (you can also get a Harkla blanket from Amazon for less).  SensaCalm Multiple sizes Mosaic Removable cover? $249 at Amazon YnM The luxury blanket Glass beads Baloo Weighted Blanket 15, 20, 25 5-25 *Multiple sizes include throw blanket, twin, queen and king options, plus other miscellaneous sizes. Sold separately Multiple sizes* 60″ x 80″ Sizes in inches Sold separatelycenter_img Plastic beads YnM $56 at Amazon Sold separately $199 and up Gravity Blanket SensaCalm Weighted Blanket Sleep Mosaic Glass beads with polyester batting 48″ x 72″ Now playing: Watch this: Bearaby 3 ways to cover bright LED lights so you can sleep Bearaby The Napper Blanket Budget-friendly buy $249 at Bearaby Want a custom weighted blanket? SensaCalm is your best bet. It allows you to customize everything about your blanket, from the fabric to the weight. You pick if you want fiberfill or not, plus you can add snaps for a separate duvet cover and even monogram the finished blanket.It even has waterproof fabrics, which are good for kids. Blankets start around $90 for kids’ sizes and go up from there to fit any size bed.  The Kickstarter darling SensaCalm’s weighted blankets are available with and without polyester fiberfill. SensaCalm Weighted blankets have exploded in popularity as a remedy for stress, anxiety, insomnia and much more — even restless leg syndrome. They’re usually made of standard duvet materials stuffed with poly pellets, glass beads or other weighted fillers. The idea is that the deep pressure the blanket exerts promotes the production of serotonin, which in turn helps soothe symptoms of things as diverse as post-traumatic stress, ADHD and sensory processing disorders and can also simply help you fall asleep.While they’ve been used as a deep touch pressure method to help calm kids on the autism spectrum, weighted blankets for adults have only recently gained steam with stressed-out grown-ups looking for relaxation and a good night’s sleep. Do they live up to the hype? Check out our guide on how weighted blankets work.Ready to buy? With so many weighted blankets out there, it can be hard to choose. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of the best weighted blankets you can buy below. If you’re not sure how to pick, this guide gives you 4 tips for choosing the best weighted blanket. If you are feeling crafty, you can also make your own weighted blanket too, for kids or adults! $249 A knitted option Bearaby Harkla Gravity Baloo For everyone in the family Kid-friendly $79 and up Harkla Multiple sizes Type of weights Glass beads Looking for a luxury weighted blanket? Baloo makes a premium-looking cotton weighted blanket for adults and offers a separate french linen duvet cover for a refined night’s rest.There are two sizes available, one for a twin bed and one for a full/queen-size bed, which is big enough to cover the top of a queen mattress so that there is minimal overhang. The twin size is 12 pounds for $149, and the full/queen comes in 15- or 20-pound weights, both for $169. 0 Gravity is one of the better-known weighted blanket brands thanks in large part to its wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, anyone can buy one of these blankets, which come in 15-, 20- and 25-pound options. Gravity uses glass beads as filler and has a plush, removable and machine washable duvet cover.Gravity also recently launched a cooling version of its heavy blanket, which has a special cover that wicks away sweat and keeps your body cool, perfect for a summer night’s sleep. Post a comment YnM’s weighted blanket is highly rated on Amazon and for good reason. It’s sturdy, has seven breathable layers and comes in five different sizes and nine weight options from 5 to 25 pounds. Oh, and it starts around $60. I bought this weighted blanket for myself last fall and I love it. To be honest, I think it played a key role in helping me feel calm in the aftermath of a difficult breakup.The blanket itself is well-made and filled with glass beads. The separate machine washable cover is not required, but it makes it far easier to keep the blanket clean. The cover is available in a variety of fabrics, including the soft gray minky cover I have, and starts at $15. Mosaic has been making weighted blankets in the US for 8 years. They have a lot of different options including blankets for adults, teens and kids, even antimicrobial blankets for use in hospitals. The filling is made of hypoallergenic, BPA-free plastic pellets and poly fill.Mosaic offers a broader selection of weights than other companies — you can get a blanket in 1-pound increments from 5 to 25. $139 at Amazon Gravity Multiple sizes Baloo The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.  $133 at Amazon Harkla Weighted Blanket Mosaic Weighted Blanketlast_img read more

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the inaugural ceremony of the National Health Service Week and National Nutrition Week 2019 at at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Tuesday. Photo:Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday called for mainstreaming the traditional medicine through a renewed focus on the age-old indigenous healthcare system alongside the conventional drugs as she inaugurated the National Health Service Week and National Nutrition Week 2019.“We can’t neglect the treatment using herbal, ayurvedic, unani, and homeopathy medicines and should give more importance for their development to facilitate the people in getting treatment,” she told the ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital.The premier said by now Bangladesh achieved huge success in producing standard conventional drugs and creating their demands abroad while “traditional medicines has a great value” as well.“The demand of herbal treatment is enormous across the globe,” she said and stressed the need for extensive research for the development of traditional medicine.The prime minister distributed ambulances and jeeps purchased under public fund during 2017-2018 fiscal to facilitate emergency healthcare services to the people at grassroots to mark the first-ever National Health Service Week.She reiterated her government’s commitment to reach healthcare services to peoples doorsteps pointing out the initiatives taken so far for the overall development in health sector.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the inaugural ceremony of the National Health Service Week and National Nutrition Week 2019 at at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on Tuesday. Photo:Sheikh Hasina said setting up of community clinics across the country was a part of the commitment to bring all the people under healthcare services.She said around 14,000 such community clinics were currently rendering health care services to mothers and children and providing 30 different crucial medicines to the community free of cost.She simultaneously regretted that such a basic health facility was closed down during the past BNP-Jamaat regime as it was initiated during Awami League’s 1996-2001 tenure in government.The premier said a nationwide training programme was underway to develop skilled midwives to handle delivery cases.She said the government also introduced telemedicine services through call centers called “Sasthyo Batayan” exploiting the ICT.The premier, however, said these initiatives were actually follow up services introduced by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman recalling that his post-independence government had set up 10-bed hospital at union level to reach healthcare services to the people’s doorsteps.Health and family welfare minister Zahid Maleque presided over the function while state minister Murad Hasan spoke on the occasion as the special guest.Health services division secretary Md Asadul Islam gave the welcome address while representatives from World health Organisation (WHO) also spoke at the function.A video documentary on country’s health services was also screened on the occasion.The premier mentioned that Bangabandhu had included health as one of the five basic necessities in the constitution.She said in pursuance of that constitutional policy Awami League government put emphasis on creating skilled manpower such as doctors and nurses through establishing medical universities, medical colleges, and training institutes to facilitate the people standard treatment.Sheikh Hasina said it was her government which set up the first medical university — Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in Dhaka.She said the government subsequently took a plan to build medical universities in each of the eight divisions while of the facilities three were set up by now in Chattogram, Sylhet and Rajshahi.Sheikh Hasina asked the authorities concerned to take measures in appointing nurses of all academic background instead of recruiting alone with science background revising the rules or laws if required.But she stressed the need for special training for nurses to take care of post-operational patients.The premier said the health sector’s development increased the country’s average life expectancy to over 72 years from was 66.8 years and reduced maternal mortality rate from 3.48 to 1.72 (per 1000) and child mortality rate reduced from 41 to 24 per 1000 live birth.Mentioning that the Awami League government is working to ensure universal healthcare services, she said, her government is currently giving financial aid to disabled. “All the disabled including autistics will be given financial aid from the next budget,” she said recalling the contribution of her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain to the welfare of autism victims.The premier, however, asked the countrymen to be cautious against heart diseases, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and kidney diseases in view of widening phenomenon of such diseases.“These diseases are rather preventive than curative,” she said.Stressing the need for creating awareness, she said, “Increasing mass awareness is one of the best solutions to this end. She also called upon all to take nutrient foods as prevention is better than cure.The premier expressed her determination of achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs) likewise the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) with making Bangladesh a developed and prosperous country free from poverty and hunger.last_img read more

first_imgKatie Bailey/Texas TribuneSenator Ted Cruz speaks to Texas reporters in Columbia following the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, Saturday night, February 20, 2016.WASHINGTON — With his concession speech behind him and his multimillion-dollar presidential campaign already winding down, Ted Cruz will soon return to the U.S. Capitol and the job he was working so hard to transcend: rank-and-file senator.It will likely be a striking re-entry. At times in recent months, Cruz appeared on track to land the nomination. But soon his campaign apparatus will fade away, as will the buses and traveling press corps. And come next week, he will be back to being just one of one hundred.And when he returns to the Senate with two and a half years left in his freshman term, he will enter hostile territory. There is no way around it: The actions he took over the course of his presidential campaign only further frayed Cruz’s strained relationships with colleagues.This is the chamber where Cruz made a national name for himself by orchestrating a campaign to shut down the government, a campaign that many of his colleagues pleaded with him to abort. This is the chamber where Cruz once called his party’s highest-ranking member, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a liar on the Senate floor. And this is the chamber where Cruz has an unusually disconnected relationship with his home state’s other senator, John Cornyn, who said just last week that Cruz “came here to run for president.”The moment most pregnant with drama will be when Cruz attends his first weekly lunch meeting with his fellow Republican senators. Since the outset of his Senate term, those closed-door gatherings have been the setting of the peak drama involving him.Now the room will be filled with the very people he spent the past year tarring as “the Washington Cartel.” And their leader will continue to be McConnell, a man who, by all appearances, utterly despises Cruz. How will these senators react to his return? “People will applaud because they’re glad [the Cruz presidential campaign] is over,” said a Republican operative with ties to leadership. He spoke in jest, to be sure. But the comment was all the more striking given the panic settling into GOP circles once it was clear Tuesday night that Donald Trump will be the party standard bearer in the fall. Upon his return, Texas’ junior senator could continue his role as the upper chamber’s bomb thrower, or he could adjust his approach to work better with the leadership. It’s a decision that may weigh on Cruz over the next few days: The Senate is currently on a home-state work period and won’t get back to work until next week.So, how does he serve effectively?Several GOP operatives suggested to the Tribune that Cruz ought to zero in on a few specific issues he has long supported — a flat tax, a balanced budget amendment — and thereby make his legislative name in promoting conservative policies. But it is practically impossible to pass anything in the Senate without the support of other senators. Only three senators — Cory Gardner of Colorado, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mike Lee of Utah — endorsed Cruz, even as Trump sent shudders through much of the Republican Party as all other viable contenders dropped off.Many senators remain reluctant to work with Cruz, Senate sources say, because they flat-out do not trust him. Repeatedly, a point of anxiety mentioned is how he handled a Pacific Rim trade deal last year. First, he backed the proposal via a Wall Street Journal op-ed he wrote with future House Speaker Paul Ryan. Two months later, he pulled his support on the morning of the Senate vote.One GOP consultant pointed to another former Republican second-place finisher as an example Cruz could emulate: U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona.Back in 2000, McCain was the anti-establishment firebrand in his presidential campaign against then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush. On the outs after losing the party’s nomination to Bush, McCain spent the following years repairing his relationship with the president. Those efforts paid off in 2008 when he won the party’s nomination.  Falling in line with the GOP nominee, however, is not a calculation that will improve Cruz’s relationships in the Senate.Trump’s temperament — and his record of incendiary comments — terrify Republicans across the country.They are left with four options, none of which leave Republicans encouraged: supporting Trump, declining to vote in the presidential election, voting for a third-party candidate or supporting the likely Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, herself a reviled figure within the conservative world. Furthermore, the McCain model is built on the notion that Cruz will run again in 2020 — a notion that every Republican interviewed by the Tribune for this story predicted he will do. Cruz’s political idol, Ronald Reagan, made a failed bid for the presidency in 1976, only to win in 1980. But first, he is up for re-election in 2018.  The conventional wisdom at this point is that Cruz will run for another six-year term.It is hard to see how anyone ousts him in his home state. Texas shows few signs that it will be an opportunity for a Democratic pickup in a general election, and Cruz ran the table in nearly every corner of the state during his party’s presidential primary on March 1.“I’m not worried about him in a primary or the general,” said Texas GOP consultant Brendan Steinhauser. “In terms of political skills and organization and his email and the fundraising lists he’s built nationally, he’s got a powerful machine in Texas going forward.”  A second term could prove appealing to Cruz. Most obviously, it is hard to run for president as an out-of-office candidate. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry struggled to raise money for his second presidential bid without the leverage of the Governor’s Mansion. The Senate also gives Cruz a platform to play a foil to a potential Clinton or Trump presidency. “Maybe he gets another shot,” Steinhauser said. “He needs to focus on being a senator, and he comes back after four years of Hillary or four years of Trump.”This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at Sharelast_img read more

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety After five years on the public-relations team at BuzzFeed News, Katie Rayford is leaving to join Slate as the digital publisher’s first director of media relations.Rayford starts at Slate on April 22, and she will be based in the company’s Brooklyn office. She reports to Slate president and chief revenue officer Charlie Kammerer.Slate last month hired Jared Hohlt, veteran of New York magazine, as its new editor-in-chief. According to the company, the audience is up over 20% year over year and it has over 150 million podcast downloads to date. Earlier this year Slate announced Supporting Cast, a membership program that lets podcasters and podcast networks offer subscription-only versions of their shows.“With Katie we found a high-energy communications specialist that deeply understands journalism and storytelling and will be an ideal and important part of our leadership team as we grow our business,” Kammerer said in announcing her hire.center_img Rayford in a prepared statement added, “I am thrilled to be joining Slate, a company that produces quality journalism that recalibrates the way their readers think about the biggest news stories and cultural moments of the day.”In a note to BuzzFeed News staffers Monday about Rayford’s departure, senior director of communications Matt Mittenthal praised her work promoting the brand and helping launch new BuzzFeed shows. He also cited her skill dealing with news about recent BuzzFeed layoffs and a response from the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller disputing a BuzzFeed News report that Donald Trump instructed former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.“As we’ve been hit with lawsuits, unexplained curveballs from the special counsel’s office, ups and downs in the business, and impossibly bold decisions from our editors, Katie has been unflinching in her defense of BuzzFeed News, and in her commitment to continuing to promote your work and keep business running as usual,” Mittenthal wrote in the memo.last_img read more