PAKET UMROH BULAN FEBRUARI MARET APRIL MEI 2018




Artikel lainnya »

saco-indonesia.com, Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) masih akan terus menelusuri kasus dugaan korupsi hibah kereta KRL dari Jepang tahun 2006-2007 lalu , yang diduga telah melibatkan menteri perekonomian Hatta Rajasa. Menurut Wakil Ketua KPK, Bambang Widjojanto memang saat ini belum ada perkembangan yang signifikan dari kasus tersebut.
 
"Hibah KRL Jepang kami belum dapat laporan lagi dari penyidik. Kami juga lihat tidak ada potensi yang bisa dikembangkan lagi," kata Bambang dalam pemaparan capaian kinerja KPK tahun 2013 di Gedung KPK, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan.
 
Kendati demikian, sambung Bambang, penyelidikan juga akan dilakukan kembali bila memang ditemukan bukti baru. "Nanti kalau ada bukti-bukti baru bisa saja dikembangkan lagi," tandasnya
 
Seperti yang diketahui, kasus ini bermula ketika pemerintah Jepang telah memberikan bantuan berupa kereta KRL kepada Kementerian Perhubungan tahun 2006-2007 lalu dengan total proyek senilai Rp48 miliar, namun telah terjadi penggelembungan biaya pengiriman yang telah mengakibatkan kerugian negara yang ditaksir telah mencapai Rp11 miliar.
 
Terkait kasus ini,  Majelis Hakim Pengadilan Tipikor Jakarta telah menjerat satu terdakwa, mantan Dirjen Perkeretaapian Kemenhub Soemino Eko Saputro yang divonis tiga tahun penjara pada 2011 karena terbukti korupsi dalam proses pengangkutan 60 unit KRL dari Jepang.
 
Namun, Soemino telah menyatakan bila penunjukkan langsung perusahaan Sumino Corporation atas persetujuan Hatta Rajasa, termasuk proyek hibah KRL tersebut.


Editor : Dian Sukmawati

KPK AKAN USUT KORUPSI HIBAH KRL

Kasus dugaan dalam suap Kajari Praya yang telah menyangkut bekas petinggi Partai Hati Nurani Rakyat, Bambang W Soeharto terus berlanjut. KPK juga masih harus mengembangkan penyidikan dengan kembali memeriksa Ketua Dewan Kosgoro itu.

Bambang yang mengenakan baju batik itu tiba di KPK, Jl Rasuna Said, Jakarta Selatan, sekitar pukul 09.48 pagi WIB. Sebelum masuk ke gedung KPK, Bambang juga tidak memberikan keterangan.

"Saya belum tahu, tidak tahu," katanya sambil masuk gedung KPK, (Selasa,11/3).

Bambang yang datang bersama pendampingnya ini langsung masuk ke gedung KPK, saat wartawan bertanya kasus yang menyangkut dirinya.

Bambang sebelumnya telah dicegah ke luar negeri atas permintaan dari KPK. Bambang yang telah menjabat sebagai Ketua Dewan Penasihat Hanura dan Ketua Badan Pemenangan Pemilu Hanura itu langsung dicopot dari jabatannya oleh Ketua Umum Hanura Wiranto begitu diduga telah terlibat dalam kasus tersebut.

Bambang juga merupakan bos dari Lucyta Anie Razak, perempuan yang sebelumnya tertangkap bersama Kepala Kejari Praya Subri di Mataram. Perusahaan Lucyta diduga adalah anak perusahaan milik Bambang. Lucyta dituding menyuap Subri terkait pemalsuan dokumen tanah di Lombok Tengah.

KPK kembali periksa Bambang Soeharto terkait suap Kajari Praya

saco-indonesia.com, Sebuah bus yang telah berisi puluhan penumpang terjun bebas ke dalam sungai Wonoboyo, Kecamatan Bergas, Semarang. Diduga sopir telah mengantuk saat mengemudikan bus yang bernama Bus Gunung Harta tersebut.

"Kejadian tadi sekitar jam 02.00 WIB dini hari . Diduga sopir mengantuk," ujar petugas piket Polsek Bergas Aiptu Nyoman, saat dihubungi, Selasa (31/12).

Nyoman juga mengatakan saat itu bus tengah mengangkut penumpang yang cukup banyak. "Sekitar puluhan penumpang yang ada di dalam bus," tuturnya.

Petugas juga sudah melakukan evakuasi terhadap bus malang beserta para penumpang.
Para korban sendiri telah dilarikan ke Rumah Sakit Ken Saras, Ungaran, Semarang.

Menurut Nyoman, Bus Gunung Harta yang telah mengalami kecelakaan itu sedang dalam perjalanan dari Jakarta menuju Ponorogo, Jawa Tengah.


Editor : Dian Sukmawati

BUS GUNUNG HARTA TERJUN KE SUNGAI
Dalam cinta yang murni dibutuhkan kepercayaan, adakalanya kekuatan cinta mencipta rasa saling menyakiti. Namun dengan kekuatannya pula, cinta yang murni tak membiarkan itu terjadi.
Harus Dibedakan mana cinta sejati dan mana cinta yang dihiasi kepalsuan. Satu-satunya cinta sejati yang sangat mudah kita temui, adalah cinta seorang ibu pada anaknya.
Dalam Cinta sejati terkadang menimbulkan luka. Dan luka karenanya selalu membuat diri lebih dewasa.
Mustahil engkau merasakan cinta tanpa pernah merasakan sakit dan pengkhianatan. Sebab cinta sejati dapat engkau temui jika telah merasa perih dan luka didada.
Kesetiaan ibarat mahkota bertahta intan permata, ketika engkau mengabaikannya, hilanglah sudah keagungan dan kemewahan diri.
Jangan terlemahkan oleh angin permasalahan. Layang-layang mampu terbang tinggi karena berani melawan angin. Hanya layang-layang yang putus benang yang hanyut oleh angin.
Yang paling menyakitkan dalam sebuah hubungan adalah pengkhianatan, dan lebih menyakitkan lagi ketika yang melakukannya adalah orang yang paling anda percayai.
Percayalah bahwa sebuah senyum meskipun saat terluka, akan lebih mempesona dibandingkan tertawa yang dipenuhi kemunafikan.
Jangan hanya karena engkau merasa kaya raya lalu bisa membeli sebuah kebahagiaan dan cinta yang suci. Kebahagiaan dan Cinta tidak serta merta anda dapatkan dengan kekayaan, melainkan dengan perasaan yang tulus dan menerima takdir Ilahi dengan kerelaan hati
Kebahagiaan yang diukur dengan harta melimpah ruah bukan lah sesuatu yang salah. Namun berucap syukur atas segala yang Tuhan beri adalah kebahagiaan sejati.
Masa-masa terbaik dalam hidup adalah saat kita mampu menyelesaikan masalah sendiri, Masa-masa suram kehidupan adalah saat kita menyalahkan orang lain atas masalah yang kita hadapi.
Ketika dalam sebuah persimpangan, anda diharuskan memutus sebuah langkah. Pastikan langkah yang diambil adalah demi kebahagiaannya, meskipun rasa sakit yang kan kita terima.
Musafir yang dahaga di gurun pasir masih bisa bertahan. Namun jika hati yang dahaga akan cinta bisa mati perlahan dalam kesepian
Jangan berkata, “kamu pasti bahagia jika bersamaku”, tapi berkatalah, “Selagi nafas ada dalam diri, kebahagiaanmu adalah prioritasku”.
Hidup adalah memilih, namun untuk memilih dengan baik, Anda harus tahu siapa Anda dan apa yang Anda perjuangkan, ke mana Anda ingin pergi dan mengapa Anda ingin sampai di sana.
Tuhanmu lebih tahu batas rasa sakit yang bisa kau tampung. Jangan sampai engkau menyerah disaat selangkah lagi Tuhanmu mengganti kesakitan dengan sejuta keindahan.
 
Beberapa yang mampu diselami, adalah wanita begitu sangat susah dipahami. Terkadang telah sejuta makna kita berikan, yang ada tetap misteri hati yang kita dapati.
Seseorang tak akan pernah bisa mencintai Anda dengan tulus dan apa adanya, jika Anda selalu menyembunyikan kekurangan Anda darinya.
Pernahkah anda di permalukan seorang wanita gara-gara anda mengatakan setulus hati anda mencintainya? Jika YA, anda lah orang paling beruntung di dunia, karena anda mampu mengungkapkan sebuah kejujuran. Dan wanita itu tak lebih seperti patung liberty, terlihat indah namun tak mampu menyelami makna cinta yang suci.
 
Berapa kali anda di kecewakan olehnya? Tahukah, setiap kekecewaan yang anda rasa, ibarat bunga yang sedang berkembang menuju sempurna. Semakin anda menerima dengan tulus hati, bunga-bunga indah tersebut akan semakin menampakkan diri. Meskipun bisa saja, anda memetiknya bukan dengannya lagi, tapi dengan orang lain yang paham arti menghargai.
Tidak seorang pun punya kemampuan untuk melakukan sesuatu hal sempurna, tapi setiap orang diberi banyak kesempatan untuk melakukan hal yang benar.
Putus asa adalah sebuah episode ter-gelap dalam hidup. Terkadang untuk menyambungnya menjadi harapan baru dibutuhkan sebuah cinta yang benar-benar murni. Salah satu cara sederhana mendapatkannya, adalah dengan menerima takdir yang telah Tuhan beri.
Ketika engkau merasa dunia sangat tak adil terhadapmu. Pikirkanlah, ribuan anak di kolong jembatan berharap bisa berada dalam posisimu.
Satu-satunya cara untuk melakukan pekerjaan besar adalah dengan mencintai apa yang Anda lakukan, walaupun sebenarnya anda membencinya.
Cinta antara dua hati seharusnya membebaskan kita dari segala yang mengekang. Bukan malah membuat kita terkungkung. Memang tak bisa disalahkan, namun harus jujur di akui, konsekuensi dari cinta membuat kita harus pandai-pandai menjaga lisan, mata dan terlebih kesetiaan.
baca selengkap nya klik di sini
 
TENTANG CINTA

Jasa Sewa Truk Angkutan Barang & Mobil Pick-Up

Salah satu faktor yang menentukan keamanan dan keselamatan barang pindahan atau pengiriman barang adalah penggunaan armada / kendaraan / truk yang digunakan untuk pemindahan atau pengiriman barang tersebut.

Kualitas truk yang digunakan oleh sebuah perusahaan jasa pindahan dan pengiriman barang akan berpengaruh pada proses pelaksaan pindahan atau pengiriman barang yang dilakukan oleh perusahaan mover.

Yang harus lebih diperhatikan adalah apakah perusahaan mover tersebut menggunakan truk/armada/kendaraan milik sendiri ataukah mereka menyewanya dari perusahaan lain. Terlebih lagi apabila perusahaan mover tersebut menyewa truk bebas atau milik perorangan yang bisa kita jumpai dipinggir-pinggir jalan. Keamanan barang yang akan dikirim sudah pasti kurang terjamin karena pengemudi truk tersebut belum tentu mau menjaga atau bertanggung jawab atas keamanan barang yang dibawanya.

Lain halnya dengan Mandiri Moverindo.

Selain sebagai Perusahaan Jasa Pindahan yang Profesional dan Berpengalaman, kami juga telah memiliki armada / kendaraan milik sendiri. Dengan armada yang berkualitas dan memadai, kami menjamin keamanan barang-barang yang akan kami pindahkan atau kami kirim hingga tiba di tujuan dengan selamat.

Menyewakan Truk Pindahan  Sewa Truk Angkutan Barang

Sewa Mobil Pick Up   Sewa Truk Engkel   Sewa Truk Colt Diesel Double


Tenaga pengemudi/Supir untuk setiap armada kami adalah merupakan karyawan tetap yang sudah pasti akan sangat bertanggung jawab atas keamanan dan keselamatan barang-barang yang dibawanya.

Kami menyediakan jasa sewa truk / kendaraan untuk angkutan barang pindahan atau pengiriman barang yaitu :

    Mobil Pick Up
    Truk Engkel
    Truk Colt Diesel Double

JASA SEWA TRUK ANGKUTAN BARANG & MOBIL PICK-UP

Ms. Plisetskaya, renowned for her fluidity of movement, expressive acting and willful personality, danced on the Bolshoi stage well into her 60s, but her life was shadowed by Stalinism.

Maya Plisetskaya, Ballerina Who Embodied Bolshoi, Dies at 89

Even as a high school student, Dave Goldberg was urging female classmates to speak up. As a young dot-com executive, he had one girlfriend after another, but fell hard for a driven friend named Sheryl Sandberg, pining after her for years. After they wed, Mr. Goldberg pushed her to negotiate hard for high compensation and arranged his schedule so that he could be home with their children when she was traveling for work.

Mr. Goldberg, who died unexpectedly on Friday, was a genial, 47-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur who built his latest company, SurveyMonkey, from a modest enterprise to one recently valued by investors at $2 billion. But he was also perhaps the signature male feminist of his era: the first major chief executive in memory to spur his wife to become as successful in business as he was, and an essential figure in “Lean In,” Ms. Sandberg’s blockbuster guide to female achievement.

Over the weekend, even strangers were shocked at his death, both because of his relatively young age and because they knew of him as the living, breathing, car-pooling center of a new philosophy of two-career marriage.

“They were very much the role models for what this next generation wants to grapple with,” said Debora L. Spar, the president of Barnard College. In a 2011 commencement speech there, Ms. Sandberg told the graduates that whom they married would be their most important career decision.

In the play “The Heidi Chronicles,” revived on Broadway this spring, a male character who is the founder of a media company says that “I don’t want to come home to an A-plus,” explaining that his ambitions require him to marry an unthreatening helpmeet. Mr. Goldberg grew up to hold the opposite view, starting with his upbringing in progressive Minneapolis circles where “there was woman power in every aspect of our lives,” Jeffrey Dachis, a childhood friend, said in an interview.

The Goldberg parents read “The Feminine Mystique” together — in fact, Mr. Goldberg’s father introduced it to his wife, according to Ms. Sandberg’s book. In 1976, Paula Goldberg helped found a nonprofit to aid children with disabilities. Her husband, Mel, a law professor who taught at night, made the family breakfast at home.

Later, when Dave Goldberg was in high school and his prom date, Jill Chessen, stayed silent in a politics class, he chastised her afterward. He said, “You need to speak up,” Ms. Chessen recalled in an interview. “They need to hear your voice.”

Years later, when Karin Gilford, an early employee at Launch Media, Mr. Goldberg’s digital music company, became a mother, he knew exactly what to do. He kept giving her challenging assignments, she recalled, but also let her work from home one day a week. After Yahoo acquired Launch, Mr. Goldberg became known for distributing roses to all the women in the office on Valentine’s Day.

Ms. Sandberg, who often describes herself as bossy-in-a-good-way, enchanted him when they became friendly in the mid-1990s. He “was smitten with her,” Ms. Chessen remembered. Ms. Sandberg was dating someone else, but Mr. Goldberg still hung around, even helping her and her then-boyfriend move, recalled Bob Roback, a friend and co-founder of Launch. When they finally married in 2004, friends remember thinking how similar the two were, and that the qualities that might have made Ms. Sandberg intimidating to some men drew Mr. Goldberg to her even more.

Over the next decade, Mr. Goldberg and Ms. Sandberg pioneered new ways of capturing information online, had a son and then a daughter, became immensely wealthy, and hashed out their who-does-what-in-this-marriage issues. Mr. Goldberg’s commute from the Bay Area to Los Angeles became a strain, so he relocated, later joking that he “lost the coin flip” of where they would live. He paid the bills, she planned the birthday parties, and both often left their offices at 5:30 so they could eat dinner with their children before resuming work afterward.

Friends in Silicon Valley say they were careful to conduct their careers separately, politely refusing when outsiders would ask one about the other’s work: Ms. Sandberg’s role building Facebook into an information and advertising powerhouse, and Mr. Goldberg at SurveyMonkey, which made polling faster and cheaper. But privately, their work was intertwined. He often began statements to his team with the phrase “Well, Sheryl said” sharing her business advice. He counseled her, too, starting with her salary negotiations with Mark Zuckerberg.

“I wanted Mark to really feel he stretched to get Sheryl, because she was worth it,” Mr. Goldberg explained in a 2013 “60 Minutes” interview, his Minnesota accent and his smile intact as he offered a rare peek of the intersection of marriage and money at the top of corporate life.

 

 

While his wife grew increasingly outspoken about women’s advancement, Mr. Goldberg quietly advised the men in the office on family and partnership matters, an associate said. Six out of 16 members of SurveyMonkey’s management team are female, an almost unheard-of ratio among Silicon Valley “unicorns,” or companies valued at over $1 billion.

When Mellody Hobson, a friend and finance executive, wrote a chapter of “Lean In” about women of color for the college edition of the book, Mr. Goldberg gave her feedback on the draft, a clue to his deep involvement. He joked with Ms. Hobson that she was too long-winded, like Ms. Sandberg, but aside from that, he said he loved the chapter, she said in an interview.

By then, Mr. Goldberg was a figure of fascination who inspired a “where can I get one of those?” reaction among many of the women who had read the best seller “Lean In.” Some lamented that Ms. Sandberg’s advice hinged too much on marrying a Dave Goldberg, who was humble enough to plan around his wife, attentive enough to worry about which shoes his young daughter would wear, and rich enough to help pay for the help that made the family’s balancing act manageable.

Now that he is gone, and Ms. Sandberg goes from being half of a celebrated partnership to perhaps the business world’s most prominent single mother, the pages of “Lean In” carry a new sting of loss.

“We are never at 50-50 at any given moment — perfect equality is hard to define or sustain — but we allow the pendulum to swing back and forth between us,” she wrote in 2013, adding that they were looking forward to raising teenagers together.

“Fortunately, I have Dave to figure it out with me,” she wrote.

Dave Goldberg Was Lifelong Women’s Advocate

Mr. Haroche was a founder of Liberty Travel, which grew from a two-man operation to the largest leisure travel operation in the United States.

Gilbert Haroche, Builder of an Economy Travel Empire, Dies at 87

Under Mr. Michelin’s leadership, which ended when he left the company in 2002, the Michelin Group became the world’s biggest tire maker, establishing a big presence in the United States and other major markets overseas.

François Michelin, Head of Tire Company, Dies at 88

Public perceptions of race relations in America have grown substantially more negative in the aftermath of the death of a young black man who was injured while in police custody in Baltimore and the subsequent unrest, far eclipsing the sentiment recorded in the wake of turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., last summer.

Americans are also increasingly likely to say that the police are more apt to use deadly force against a black person, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll finds.

The poll findings highlight the challenges for local leaders and police officials in trying to maintain order while sustaining faith in the criminal justice system in a racially polarized nation.

Sixty-one percent of Americans now say race relations in this country are generally bad. That figure is up sharply from 44 percent after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and the unrest that followed in Ferguson in August, and 43 percent in December. In a CBS News poll just two months ago, 38 percent said race relations were generally bad. Current views are by far the worst of Barack Obama’s presidency.

The negative sentiment is echoed by broad majorities of blacks and whites alike, a stark change from earlier this year, when 58 percent of blacks thought race relations were bad, but just 35 percent of whites agreed. In August, 48 percent of blacks and 41 percent of whites said they felt that way.

Looking ahead, 44 percent of Americans think race relations are worsening, up from 36 percent in December. Forty-one percent of blacks and 46 percent of whites think so. Pessimism among whites has increased 10 points since December.

Continue reading the main story
Do you think race relations in the United States are generally good or generally bad?
60
40
20
0
White
Black
May '14
May '15
Generally bad
Continue reading the main story
Do you think race relations in the United States are getting better, getting worse or staying about the same?
Getting worse
Staying the same
Getting better
Don't know/No answer
All adults
Whites
Blacks
44%
37
17
46
36
16
41
42
15

The poll finds that profound racial divisions in views of how the police use deadly force remain. Blacks are more than twice as likely to say police in most communities are more apt to use deadly force against a black person — 79 percent of blacks say so compared with 37 percent of whites. A slim majority of whites say race is not a factor in a police officer’s decision to use deadly force.

Overall, 44 percent of Americans say deadly force is more likely to be used against a black person, up from 37 percent in August and 40 percent in December.

Blacks also remain far more likely than whites to say they feel mostly anxious about the police in their community. Forty-two percent say so, while 51 percent feel mostly safe. Among whites, 8 in 10 feel mostly safe.

One proposal to address the matter — having on-duty police officers wear body cameras — receives overwhelming support. More than 9 in 10 whites and blacks alike favor it.

Continue reading the main story
How would you describe your feelings about the police in your community? Would you say they make you feel mostly safe or mostly anxious?
Mostly safe
Mostly anxious
Don't know/No answer
All adults
Whites
Blacks
75%
21
3
81
16
3
51
42
7
Continue reading the main story
In general, do you think the police in most communities are more likely to use deadly force against a black person, or more likely to use it against a white person, or don’t you think race affects police use of deadly force?
Police more likely to use deadly force against a black person
Police more likely to use deadly force against a white person
Race DOES NOT affect police use of deadly force
Don't know/No answer
All adults
Whites
Blacks
44%
37%
79%
2%
2%
1%
46%
53%
16%
9%
8%
4%
Continue reading the main story
Do you favor or oppose on-duty police officers wearing video cameras that would record events and actions as they occur?
Favor
Oppose
Don't know/No answer
All adults
Whites
Blacks
92%
93%
93%
6%
5%
5%
2%
2%
2%

Asked specifically about the situation in Baltimore, most Americans expressed at least some confidence that the investigation by local authorities would be conducted fairly. But while nearly two-thirds of whites think so, fewer than half of blacks agree. Still, more blacks are confident now than were in August regarding the investigation in Ferguson. On Friday, six members of the police force involved in the arrest of Mr. Gray were charged with serious offenses, including manslaughter. The poll was conducted Thursday through Sunday; results from before charges were announced are similar to those from after.

Reaction to the recent turmoil in Baltimore, however, is similar among blacks and whites. Most Americans, 61 percent, say the unrest after Mr. Gray’s death was not justified. That includes 64 percent of whites and 57 percent of blacks.

Continue reading the main story
As you may know, a Baltimore man, Freddie Gray, recently died after being in the custody of the Baltimore police. How much confidence do you have that the investigation by local authorities into this matter will be conducted fairly?
A lot
Some
Not much
None at all
Don't know/No answer
All adults
Whites
Blacks
29%
31
22
14
5
31
33
20
11
5
20
26
30
22
In general, do you think the unrest in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray was justified, or do you think the unrest was not justified?
Justified
Not justified
Don't know/No answer
All adults
Whites
Blacks
28%
61
11
26
64
11
37
57
6

Negative View of U.S. Race Relations Grows, Poll Finds

Mr. Tepper was not a musical child and had no formal training, but he grew up to write both lyrics and tunes, trading off duties with the other member of the team, Roy C. Bennett.

Sid Tepper Dies at 96; Delivered ‘Red Roses for a Blue Lady’ and Other Songs
Photo
 
United’s first-class and business fliers get Rhapsody, its high-minded in-flight magazine, seen here at its office in Brooklyn. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

Last summer at a writers’ workshop in Oregon, the novelists Anthony Doerr, Karen Russell and Elissa Schappell were chatting over cocktails when they realized they had all published work in the same magazine. It wasn’t one of the usual literary outlets, like Tin House, The Paris Review or The New Yorker. It was Rhapsody, an in-flight magazine for United Airlines.

It seemed like a weird coincidence. Then again, considering Rhapsody’s growing roster of A-list fiction writers, maybe not. Since its first issue hit plane cabins a year and a half ago, Rhapsody has published original works by literary stars like Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Moody, Amy Bloom, Emma Straub and Mr. Doerr, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction two weeks ago.

As airlines try to distinguish their high-end service with luxuries like private sleeping chambers, showers, butler service and meals from five-star chefs, United Airlines is offering a loftier, more cerebral amenity to its first-class and business-class passengers: elegant prose by prominent novelists. There are no airport maps or disheartening lists of in-flight meal and entertainment options in Rhapsody. Instead, the magazine has published ruminative first-person travel accounts, cultural dispatches and probing essays about flight by more than 30 literary fiction writers.

 

Photo
 
Sean Manning, executive editor of Rhapsody, which publishes works by the likes of Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Bloom and Anthony Doerr, who won a Pulitzer Prize. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

 

An airline might seem like an odd literary patron. But as publishers and writers look for new ways to reach readers in a shaky retail climate, many have formed corporate alliances with transit companies, including American Airlines, JetBlue and Amtrak, that provide a captive audience.

Mark Krolick, United Airlines’ managing director of marketing and product development, said the quality of the writing in Rhapsody brings a patina of sophistication to its first-class service, along with other opulent touches like mood lighting, soft music and a branded scent.

“The high-end leisure or business-class traveler has higher expectations, even in the entertainment we provide,” he said.

Advertisement

Some of Rhapsody’s contributing writers say they were lured by the promise of free airfare and luxury accommodations provided by United, as well as exposure to an elite audience of some two million first-class and business-class travelers.

“It’s not your normal Park Slope Community Bookstore types who read Rhapsody,” Mr. Moody, author of the 1994 novel “The Ice Storm,” who wrote an introspective, philosophical piece about traveling to the Aran Islands of Ireland for Rhapsody, said in an email. “I’m not sure I myself am in that Rhapsody demographic, but I would like them to buy my books one day.”

In addition to offering travel perks, the magazine pays well and gives writers freedom, within reason, to choose their subject matter and write with style. Certain genres of flight stories are off limits, naturally: no plane crashes or woeful tales of lost luggage or rude flight attendants, and nothing too risqué.

“We’re not going to have someone write about joining the mile-high club,” said Jordan Heller, the editor in chief of Rhapsody. “Despite those restrictions, we’ve managed to come up with a lot of high-minded literary content.”

Guiding writers toward the right idea occasionally requires some gentle prodding. When Rhapsody’s executive editor asked Ms. Russell to contribute an essay about a memorable flight experience, she first pitched a story about the time she was chaperoning a group of teenagers on a trip to Europe, and their delayed plane sat at the airport in New York for several hours while other passengers got progressively drunker.

“He pointed out that disaster flights are not what people want to read about when they’re in transit, and very diplomatically suggested that maybe people want to read something that casts air travel in a more positive light,” said Ms. Russell, whose novel “Swamplandia!” was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.

She turned in a nostalgia-tinged essay about her first flight on a trip to Disney World when she was 6. “The Magic Kingdom was an anticlimax,” she wrote. “What ride could compare to that first flight?”

Ms. Oates also wrote about her first flight, in a tiny yellow propeller plane piloted by her father. The novelist Joyce Maynard told of the constant disappointment of never seeing her books in airport bookstores and the thrill of finally spotting a fellow plane passenger reading her novel “Labor Day.” Emily St. John Mandel, who was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction last year, wrote about agonizing over which books to bring on a long flight.

“There’s nobody that’s looked down their noses at us as an in-flight magazine,” said Sean Manning, the magazine’s executive editor. “As big as these people are in the literary world, there’s still this untapped audience for them of luxury travelers.”

United is one of a handful of companies showcasing work by literary writers as a way to elevate their brands and engage customers. Chipotle has printed original work from writers like Toni Morrison, Jeffrey Eugenides and Barbara Kingsolver on its disposable cups and paper bags. The eyeglass company Warby Parker hosts parties for authors and sells books from 14 independent publishers in its stores.

JetBlue offers around 40 e-books from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House on its free wireless network, allowing passengers to read free samples and buy and download books. JetBlue will start offering 11 digital titles from Simon & Schuster soon. Amtrak recently forged an alliance with Penguin Random House to provide free digital samples from 28 popular titles, which passengers can buy and download over Amtrak’s admittedly spotty wireless service.

Amtrak is becoming an incubator for literary talent in its own right. Last year, it started a residency program, offering writers a free long-distance train trip and complimentary food. More than 16,000 writers applied and 24 made the cut.

Like Amtrak, Rhapsody has found that writers are eager to get onboard. On a rainy spring afternoon, Rhapsody’s editorial staff sat around a conference table discussing the June issue, which will feature an essay by the novelist Hannah Pittard and an unpublished short story by the late Elmore Leonard.

“Do you have that photo of Elmore Leonard? Can I see it?” Mr. Heller, the editor in chief, asked Rhapsody’s design director, Christos Hannides. Mr. Hannides slid it across the table and noted that they also had a photograph of cowboy spurs. “It’s very simple; it won’t take away from the literature,” he said.

Rhapsody’s office, an open space with exposed pipes and a vaulted brick ceiling, sits in Dumbo at the epicenter of literary Brooklyn, in the same converted tea warehouse as the literary journal N+1 and the digital publisher Atavist. Two of the magazine’s seven staff members hold graduate degrees in creative writing. Mr. Manning, the executive editor, has published a memoir and edited five literary anthologies.

Mr. Manning said Rhapsody was conceived from the start as a place for literary novelists to write with voice and style, and nobody had been put off that their work would live in plane cabins and airport lounges.

Still, some contributors say they wish the magazine were more widely circulated.

“I would love it if I could read it,” said Ms. Schappell, a Brooklyn-based novelist who wrote a feature story for Rhapsody’s inaugural issue. “But I never fly first class.”

Rhapsody, a Lofty Literary Journal, Perused at 39,000 Feet

A 214-pound Queens housewife struggled with a lifelong addiction to food until she shed 72 pounds and became the public face of the worldwide weight-control empire Weight Watchers.

Jean Nidetch, 91, Dies; Pounds Came Off, and Weight Watchers Was Born

Ms. Pryor, who served more than two decades in the State Department, was the author of well-regarded biographies of the founder of the American Red Cross and the Confederate commander.

Elizabeth Brown Pryor, Biographer of Clara Barton and Robert E. Lee, Dies at 64

Mr. Pfaff was an international affairs columnist and author who found Washington’s intervention in world affairs often misguided.

William Pfaff, Critic of American Foreign Policy, Dies at 86

Mr. Goldberg was a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist who was married to Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook.

Dave Goldberg Was Lifelong Women’s Advocate

Dave Goldberg, Head of Web Survey Company and Half of a Silicon Valley Power Couple, Dies at 47

The 6-foot-10 Phillips played alongside the 6-11 Rick Robey on the Wildcats team that won the 1978 N.C.A.A. men’s basketball title.

Mike Phillips, Half of Kentucky’s ‘Twin Towers’ of Basketball, Dies at 59

A former member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Smedvig helped found the wide-ranging Empire Brass quintet.

Rolf Smedvig, Trumpeter in the Empire Brass, Dies at 62
Photo
 
Many bodies prepared for cremation last week in Kathmandu were of young men from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times

KATHMANDU, Nepal — When the dense pillar of smoke from cremations by the Bagmati River was thinning late last week, the bodies were all coming from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas, and they were all of young men.

Hindu custom dictates that funeral pyres should be lighted by the oldest son of the deceased, but these men were too young to have sons, so they were burned by their brothers or fathers. Sukla Lal, a maize farmer, made a 14-hour journey by bus to retrieve the body of his 19-year-old son, who had been on his way to the Persian Gulf to work as a laborer.

“He wanted to live in the countryside, but he was compelled to leave by poverty,” Mr. Lal said, gazing ahead steadily as his son’s remains smoldered. “He told me, ‘You can live on your land, and I will come up with money, and we will have a happy family.’ ”

Weeks will pass before the authorities can give a complete accounting of who died in the April 25 earthquake, but it is already clear that Nepal cannot afford the losses. The countryside was largely stripped of its healthy young men even before the quake, as they migrated in great waves — 1,500 a day by some estimates — to work as laborers in India, Malaysia or one of the gulf nations, leaving many small communities populated only by elderly parents, women and children. Economists say that at some times of the year, one-quarter of Nepal’s population is working outside the country.

Nepal’s Young Men, Lost to Migration, Then a Quake

Pronovost, who played for the Red Wings, was not a prolific scorer, but he was a consummate team player with bruising checks and fearless bursts up the ice that could puncture a defense.

Marcel Pronovost, 84, Dies; Hall of Famer Shared in Five N.H.L. Titles
promo umrah januari bekasi timur
paket berangkat umrah januari di Malaka Sari jakarta
paket promo berangkat umrah awal tahun di Cipayung jakarta
promo berangkat umroh juni di Utan Kayu Selatan jakarta
harga paket berangkat umroh desember di Susukan jakarta
promo umroh januari di Kebon Manggis jakarta
promo berangkat umrah akhir tahun di Pondok Bambu jakarta
paket umroh ramadhan di Cibubur jakarta
paket promo umroh mei di Pal Meriam jakarta
harga berangkat umroh maret di Pulo Gadung jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umrah mei di Makasar jakarta
paket promo berangkat umroh januari di Jatinegara jakarta
promo berangkat umroh mei di Cipinang Melayu jakarta
promo berangkat umrah mei di Cipinang Besar Selatan jakarta
biaya berangkat umrah februari di Klender jakarta
biaya umroh ramadhan di Kampung Tengah jakarta
biaya umrah maret di Kramat Jati jakarta
harga paket berangkat umrah ramadhan di Cipinang Muara jakarta
paket umroh mei di Kampung Baru jakarta
paket umrah ramadhan di Jatinegara Kaum jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh januari di Ciracas jakarta
paket promo umrah akhir tahun di Pondok Kopi jakarta
paket berangkat umrah awal tahun di Jatinegara jakarta
paket umrah desember di Matraman jakarta
harga berangkat umroh april di Bambu Apus jakarta
paket promo umrah akhir tahun di Cipinang Melayu jakarta
biaya umrah april di Kebon Pala jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umrah juni bekasi utara
paket promo berangkat umrah desember di Kelapa Dua Wetan jakarta
paket promo umroh mei di Duren Sawit jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh mei di Kebon Manggis jakarta
paket promo berangkat umroh april di Dukuh jakarta
harga paket umroh februari di Utan Kayu Selatan jakarta
harga paket berangkat umroh desember bekasi timur
harga berangkat umroh akhir tahun di Cipayung jakarta
promo umroh awal tahun di Kayu Manis jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umroh januari di Cakung Barat jakarta
harga paket berangkat umrah ramadhan di Makasar jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umrah awal tahun di Klender jakarta
harga berangkat umrah juni di Cipayung jakarta
paket umroh ramadhan di Cililitan jakarta
harga paket umroh awal tahun di Cipayung jakarta
biaya umrah juni di Munjul jakarta
promo berangkat umrah januari di Kampung Gedong,Cijantung jakarta
biaya umrah mei di Utan Kayu Selatan jakarta
paket berangkat umrah mei di Bambu Apus jakarta
harga berangkat umroh awal tahun di Rawa Bunga jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umroh maret bogor
biaya berangkat umroh desember di Utan Kayu Selatan jakarta
paket promo berangkat umroh april di Cipinang Muara jakarta
biaya paket umrah akhir tahun depok
harga paket umroh februari di Kramat Jati jakarta
promo umrah februari di Klender jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umroh akhir tahun di Pekayon jakarta
harga umrah februari di Pondok Bambu jakarta
biaya berangkat umrah akhir tahun di Pondok Ranggon jakarta
harga paket berangkat umrah april di Matraman jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh mei di Dukuh jakarta
promo umrah juni di Bambu Apus jakarta
promo umrah april di Jatinegara jakarta
biaya paket umrah desember di Pal Meriam jakarta
harga berangkat umroh februari di Makasar jakarta
paket berangkat umrah april di Setu jakarta
biaya umrah mei di Pinang Ranti jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh januari bekasi utara
harga paket umrah juni depok
harga paket berangkat umrah awal tahun di Rawa Terate jakarta
harga paket berangkat umrah awal tahun di Kelapa Dua Wetan jakarta
paket promo umrah awal tahun di Lubang Buaya jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umroh juni di Ciracas jakarta
biaya berangkat umrah ramadhan di Makasar jakarta
paket umroh februari di Duren Sawit jakarta
paket umrah april di Pisangan Baru jakarta
harga paket berangkat umrah ramadhan di Ceger jakarta
harga paket umroh mei di Matraman jakarta
biaya umroh mei di Matraman jakarta
promo berangkat umrah januari di Cakung Barat jakarta
promo berangkat umroh mei di Cipinang Muara jakarta
harga paket berangkat umrah desember di Duren Sawit jakarta
paket berangkat umrah februari di Pasar Rebo jakarta
paket promo berangkat umrah mei di Rawa Bunga jakarta
paket promo berangkat umroh mei di Utan Kayu Selatan jakarta
harga berangkat umroh maret bekasi selatan
paket berangkat umrah juni di Cipinang Muara jakarta
harga paket berangkat umroh februari umrohdepag.com
harga paket umroh juni di Makasar jakarta
biaya paket umrah desember di Makasar jakarta
paket umrah februari di Kayu Manis jakarta
promo berangkat umrah ramadhan di Kampung Gedong,Cijantung jakarta
biaya paket berangkat umroh akhir tahun di Rambutan jakarta
harga berangkat umroh awal tahun di Rawa Terate jakarta
harga berangkat umrah januari di Kayu Putih jakarta
biaya berangkat umroh januari di Cipinang Besar Selatan jakarta
promo umroh mei di Kramat Jati jakarta
paket promo umroh ramadhan di Cipayung jakarta
paket umrah januari di Ujung Menteng jakarta
harga umroh mei di Cipayung jakarta
paket berangkat umroh maret di Cipinang Melayu jakarta
promo umroh desember di Malaka Sari jakarta
harga paket berangkat umrah awal tahun di Pondok Ranggon jakarta