National Journal rolled out a new database for its members featuring thousands of policy-related primary documents. Similar to an academic database, the Document Library aggregates a collection of research reports, whitepapers, press releases and a host of other information that’s aimed at helping members do their jobs better.President of National Journal, Bruce Gottlieb, says there was a clear need to develop the product for the brand’s audience. “A big part of their [members and subscribers] job is staying on top of information,” he says. “In many cases the source material is just as useful as a write up. What this allows us to do is give people one place to access a direct source in order to stay on top of fast moving, complicated information.”Gottlieb says that the historical success of similar material was a considerable factor when the company decided to develop the library. However, he says that it ultimately came down to maintaining a product-driven approach.And that approach is essential for National Journal because Gottlieb says better products “allow people to use their time effectively,” adding, “We see ourselves in the time management business.” Members and subscribers have full access to the library, and nonmembers will be given limited access. And the documents are relevant to individuals in both the public and private sector. The library is monetized through display advertising, which is one of the company’s main pillars of revenue (in addition to events and sponsored newsletters). Gottleib discloses that the company will be testing more ways to generate revenue through the new platform-specifically with native advertising. “If a company has a whitepaper and wants to include it and we think it’s relevant we can build that in,” he says.Nevertheless, he stresses that the true value proposition is gaining the ability to further segment the audience while also connecting each of its communities, because National Journal’s long-term goal is to create a two-way communication vertical between the reader and the publisher. More on this topic IEEE Computer Society Launches Personalized Aggregation Tool Folio Top Women: Poppy MacDonald Retail Environment Aims to Triple Circ In 3 Months EE Times Group Buys Electronic Design Conference Frank Cutitta The JournalJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered by
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Saudi bans hiring of foreigners in 12 sectorsSTRINGER/AFP/Getty ImagesIn a move that would adversely affect many Indians in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s ministry of labor and social development imposed restrictions on foreign workers from working in 12 sectors there. Dr Ali Al-Ghafees, the minister of Labour and Social Development, issued a ministerial decision banning foreigners from working in 12 sectors from early September 2018, reports Financial Express. The latest move is part of a drive is to encourage companies in the kingdom to employ more Saudi citizens and reduce unemployment.The new rule would affect a large number of Indians and other foreigners who are employed in shops and showrooms in Saudi Arabia. According to the Financial Express report, these are the 12 job sectors banned for foreign workers:• Sectors including car and motorbike showrooms, readymade clothes stores, home and office furniture stores, home appliances and kitchen utensils stores etc will be restricted to hiring foreigners from 11, September 2018.• Electronics stores, watches and clocks stores, and optics stores will be restricted for the hiring of expatriates from November 9, 2018.• Medical equipment and supplies stores, building material stores, auto spare parts stores, carpet selling stores, sweet shops will be restricted for hiring foreigners from January 7, 2019.
An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped in the city’s Sabujbagh on Friday, reports UNB.Police arrested a 50-year-old man, Alam alias Forma Alam, over the incident, said Mafizul Alam, inspector (Investigation) of Mugda police station.Victim’s mother claimed that their neighbour Rob, 50, seduced her daughter for going to his rented house at Dakkhingaon in the area around 9:00am where he raped her with the help of Alam.The victim narrated the brutality to her mother when she asked her as she was bleeding profusely.The girl was first taken to Mugda Hospital and later shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Mafizul said, adding that they were trying to arrest the rapist, Rob.
.Two BNP MPs on Monday claimed that they have taken oath at the last moment at the behest of party acting chairman Tarique Rahman, reports UNB.Talking to reporters after taking oath, Harun-ur-Rashid Harun and lawyer Abdus Sattar also said they came to parliament after consultation with Tarique.Abdus Sattar, also a former state minister, said they talked to Tarique through videoconferencing, and he permitted them to take oath.Harun, also a party joint secretary general, said, “We’ve come to parliament and taken oath at Tarique Rahman’s order.”He said the current parliament is not representing people and the government is not elected with people’s votes. “There was no election on 30 December. That’s why BNP and Oikya Front rejected the election. But we joined parliament to talk about the misrule of the government.”Harun said the government has destroyed democracy through rigging votes while it amended the constitution to hang onto power unfairly. “It’s now the responsibility of the government to form an administration with people’s representatives.”Mentioning that their chairperson has been kept in jail through a ruling ‘party-dictated’ lower court verdict, he hoped that the government will take immediate steps for freeing Khaleda Zia on bail and ensuring her proper treatment.Asked why their party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir did not take oath when Tarique asked them to do so, Harun declined to make any comment on it saying, “He (Fakhrul) can say about it better.”Replying to another question, he said their party expelled Zahidur Rahman Zahid as he was sworn in before getting the party’s green signal. “He apologised to Tarique Rahman today, and the party will now change its decision on him.”Asked whether parliament has got legitimacy with their oath-taking, the BNP joint secretary general said, “We’ve come to parliament to depict the country’s anarchic situation as there’s no rule of law and good governance.”Earlier, BNP’s four MPs-elect — lawyer Abdus Sattar (Brahmanbaria-2), Harun-ur Rashid Harun (Chapainawabganj-3), Aminul Islam (Chapainawabganj-2) and Mosharraf Hossain (Bogura-4) — took oath as members of the 11th Parliament, following the footstep of Zahidur Rahman Zahid (Thakurgaon-3).Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the swearing-in around 5:40pm at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban while parliament senior secretary Zafar Ahmed Khan conducted the oath-taking ceremony.With the latest ones, 299 MPs-elect out of 300 in the 11th parliamentary polls were sworn in.Only BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir did not take oath while the stipulated time for being sworn expired today.BNP along with Gonoforum and some other parties joined the election in alliance under the banner of Jatiya Oikya Front. BNP bagged six seats while Gonoforum two in the election.The alliance turned down the election results bringing the allegation of ‘massive vote robbery’ and decided not to join parliament.However, Gonoforum’s two MPs-elect Sultan Mohammad Mansur (Moulvibazar-2) and Mokabbir Khan (Sylhet-2) were sworn in on 7 March and 2 April respectively.