Marie Claire has appointed Kate Lanphear as creative director, replacing Nina Garcia who was recently named editor-in-chief of Elle. Lanphear joins the publication from a consulting position at Google, where she was helping develop a fashion portal of the arts and culture division. Prior to Google, she spent about a year as editor-in-chief of Maxim, overseeing an ultimately short-lived refresh of the magazine before departing in late 2015. She’s also spent time as style director for both Elle and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.“Kate is one of the most creative, stylish, sought after talents in fashion today,” said Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire in a statement. “She brings with her invaluable expertise and relationships in the fashion and tech community that align perfectly with the vision of Marie Claire. Her discerning eye for smart style will help us continue to create extraordinary content for our readers.”Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…The Atlantic has announced two editorial promotions. Sarah Yager, formerly managing editor of The Atlantic magazine, has been promoted to a newly created position, deputy executive editor. Additionally, Adrienne Green (pictured), formerly assistant editor, has been promoted to managing editor of the magazine. Breaking Media has promoted Elie Mystal to executive editor of Above the Law. Mystal first joined Breaking Media in 2008 after winning Above the Law‘s ATL Idol “reality blogging competition,” beating out five other finalists in a reader vote to select the site’s next editor. Prior to his promotion, Mystal most recently served as Breaking Media’s editor at large.Business Insider has promoted Nicholas Carson to chief content officer and global editor-in-chief. Carson most recently served as editor-in-chief of Business Insider‘s lifestyle site, Insider.Hearst Magazines Digital Media has promoted Mallory Rice to editor of Sweet, a Snapchat-exclusive lifestyle brand. Rice formerly served as deputy editor. Additionally, the organization has named Liz Riccardi art director. Riccardi formerly served as Nylon magazine’s digital design director.Michael Howerton has been named editor-in-chief of Granite Media, the first at the new digital media company co-founded by Livingly Media’s Tony Mamone. Howerton formerly served as editor-in-chief at the San Francisco Examiner.
Lawmakers from Baltimore and surrounding counties who attended the final Town Hall sponsored by the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus (LBC) were still reeling from U.S. District Court Judge James K. Bredar’s recent decision to ignore the preference of the Baltimore community members by instead appointing a “combined team” of individuals to serve as the independent monitor for Baltimore’s consent decree with the federal department of justice. State Sen. Joan Carter Conway said the lawmakers are weighing their options and deciding how best to intervene. “The Caucus will monitor this issue and make it one of our priorities,” said Del. Curt Anderson, chair of the Baltimore City Delegation (Baltimore-43). “A federal judge doesn’t have that ability [to appoint a team] not being representative of the people of Baltimore,” Anderson said to the room of 200 city and county residents. With respect to other LBC priorities, Del. Cheryl Glenn (Baltimore-45), LBC chair, said she has made it clear to Attorney General Brian Frosh that the HBCU equity trial must run its course when Judge Catherine E. Blake makes her final ruling in the remedial phase of the trial, expected at any time. “We’ve spoken to the Attorney General’s Office and let them know that we want this case settled. We will not tolerate an appeal of this case,” Glenn said. Glenn said the LBC stands ready to intervene if the state makes any movement toward appealing the final outcome of the 10-year-old lawsuit brought by alumni, students and supporters of Maryland’s four HBCU’s that alleges widespread continuing discrimination in the state’s higher education system. The LBC reported on the group’s leadership in passing legislation during the 2017 session to protect Maryland residents against prescription price gouging. Del. Mary Washington (Baltimore-43) reported on the legislation preventing suspension and expulsion of young children from public schools passed in March 2017. “It wasn’t easy, but we had to draw a line when it came to suspending our youngest children,” Washington said. Anderson said bail reform is still on the table for the 2018 session and admitted the LBC was not united in their views on eliminating excessive bail for minor offenses. “It was a rather contentious issue that we tried to resolve this legislative session,” he said.Glenn vowed that the General Assembly would act in early 2018 on her legislation to ensure minority participation in the state’s nascent cannabis industry. “We’re asking that this legislation become Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 1 and that this legislation will be passed as emergency legislation at the beginning of the session,” she said. “You will know.”
UPDATE: This incident has now cleared. The A50 was blocked due to an accident in Staffordshire this evening. The A50 Ashbourne Road;s Eastbound carriageway blocked and there is queueing traffic due to the accident, between the A522 ( Uttoxeter / Upper Tean, Uttoxeter ) to A518 / B5030 (Little Chef Roundabout, Spath) near Uttoxeter. Traffic was unable to pass the scene of the accident, which took place on the Uttoxeter Bypass. Inrix and Highways England both reported the collision involves a car and a lorry. The carriageway has now reopened although some delays continue. Read MoreSearches called off as detectives await crucial forensic test results after teenager ‘murdered’ and man found dead A Highways England spokesman said: “The A50 in Staffordshire was BLOCKED eastbound between the B5030 and the A518 (Uttoxeter Bypass) due to a collision involving a car and an HGV. “Emergency services including Staffordshire Police were in attendance. “Police have cleared the scene and traffic has been released. All lanes have re-opened. Delays remain in the area, but will now start to clear.” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. 20:20Police have now cleared the sceneHighways England all lanes have reopened but delays continue.A spokesman said: “Police have cleared the scene and traffic has been released. All lanes have re-opened. Delays remain in the area, but will now start to clear.”20:19Uttoxeter bypassThe accident took place on Uttoxeter bypass