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Top 10 most read stories this week

Posted On Sep 15 2019 by

first_imgThe top 10 most read stories on www.employeebenefits.co.uk between 1 and 7 December 2016 were:Government publishes draft legislation on limitations of salary sacrifice tax advantagesEXCLUSIVE: Virgin Atlantic holds wellbeing event for staffExpedia named best place to work in the UK 2017Government publishes final draft regulations on gender pay gap reportingMercer acquires Sirota Consulting14% of organisations expect salaries to be reduced if Article 50 is triggeredCandidates scale mountains for director of toughness roleBloomberg and Deutsche Bank recognised for LGBT workplace policiesEXCLUSIVE: 26% believe employers should meet retirement costs as life expectancies riseEXCLUSIVE: 28% provide financial education for all stafflast_img read more


Sandwell Council signs domestic abuse charter

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first_imgLocal authority Sandwell Council has signed the Work to Stop Domestic Violence Charter, to support and aid employees who experience domestic abuse.The council, which employs 4,000 staff, formally signed the Charter at a full council meeting on Tuesday 9 April 2019.The Work to Stop Domestic Violence Charter was launched in Parliament by the trade union GMB in November 2018. Employers that sign it commit to supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse, to ensure they will not be disadvantaged at work.The Charter further asks organisations to provide access to relevant services and information, and to ensure staff are trained to be able to appropriately and confidently support affected employees.Steve Trow, leader at Sandwell Council, said: “This is an important Charter which confirms the council’s support and commitment to staff, residents and businesses in Sandwell on issues that matter to them.”Sarah James, national women’s lead at GMB, added: “We are pleased that Sandwell Council, one of the borough’s largest employers, [recognises] that domestic abuse is a workplace issue and [is] actively supporting staff who may be affected.“By signing GMB’s Work to Stop Domestic Violence Charter, [the council is] committing to make the workplace a safe environment for those experiencing domestic abuse and ensuring support is available whenever it is needed.”last_img read more


Pitbull named 2016 Winterfest Boat Parade grand marshal

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first_imgThe Winterfest Boat Parade has picked this year’s grand marshal. Celebrities from all over have held the honor, but this year the committee did not have to look outside SoFlo.He’s a Grammy-winning global superstar, landing No. 1 hits in over 15 countries, who’s proud to call South Florida home. And he’s just been selected as your 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade grand marshal.Pitbull, Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, aka Armando Christian Pérez, rose from the streets of Miami to exemplify the American dream and achieve international success. He merged hip-hop with Cuban swing, hot flavors and a reggaeton bounce.This Miami native owns a style that’s indisputably his own, producing No. 1 hits around the world, 70 million singles sold and six million albums sold. He continues to ring in the new year as host of “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution,” and had appeared in the hit series “Empire,” seen on WSVN-TV.And when he’s not busy building his own empire within the business world, Pitbull is busy giving back to the community, serving as an ambassador for Sports Leadership and Management Charter Schools, or SLAM. He encourages quality education for children from all walks of life.Award-winning performer, business entrepreneur, global superstar and friend to our community, Pitbull is now your Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade grand marshal.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Death investigation underway in Northwest MiamiDade

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first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A death investigation is underway after a body was found in Northwest Miami-Dade, Friday morning.Around 4:48 a.m., police received a call about a woman shot.7Skyforce flew over the scene where a body could be seen covered by a yellow tarp, along the southbound lanes of 27th Avenue at 92nd Street.Police have shutdown Northwest 27th Avenue, north and southbound, between 91st and 93rd streets.Investigators have not yet released any information on the victim.If you have any information on this shooting death, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Tiki hut burns down in Hialeah homes backyard

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first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters were on the scene of a massive fire that engulfed a tiki hut in the backyard of a Hialeah home, Wednesday.7Skyforce HD flew over the scene of the fire, along West Second Avenue and 61st Street, as Hialeah Fire officials doused the flames with water.The structure, located by a pool in the backyard, was fully engulfed by the flames and is now down to a shell.Officials said the flames melted powerlines, forcing Florida Power and Light to cut electricity as crews worked to control the blaze.Crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to the house.The homeowner suffered an injury to his hand.The cause of the fire remains unknown. last_img read more


Another lawsuit filed after FIU bridge collapse

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first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The injured passenger of a Florida International University student killed in the bridge collapse near campus has filed a lawsuit, Thursday.Richard Humble is now suing the bridge designers, construction company and others who are connected to the pedestrian bridge which collapsed near FIU, killing six people.Humble was injured in the collapse, but his friend, FIU student Alexa Duran is one of the six who died when their car was crushed by debris.The bridge collapsed onto Southwest Eighth Street, March 15, just days after it was installed.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Lobster miniseason underway in South Florida

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first_imgKEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – As fisherman get ready for lobster mini-season, officials want the public to be mindful of the rules.The season began at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday and lasts until Thursday at midnight.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said the lobster’s carapace must be larger than three inches, and the measurement must also be made in the water.Undersized lobsters and egg-bearing lobsters are prohibited.Officials have also instituted a bag limit: six per person, per day in Monroe County and Biscayne National Park and 12 per person, per day for the rest of the state.For more information, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Woman accused of stealing ring from Holocaust survivor appears in court

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first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman accused of stealing a family heirloom faced a judge in Fort Lauderdale.Thirty-two-year-old Latoya Coley appeared in court Thursday after police said she stole a ring from a Holocaust survivor last week.Related: Police arrest woman accused of stealing ring from Holocaust survivor in HollywoodAuthorities said Coley was hired to clean the 87-year-old victim’s home, an opportunity she used to allegedly take the ring and later sell it to a pawn shop.“She’s victimizing people who unfortunately can’t take care of themselves, going to their houses and cleaning their houses,” said Hollywood Police officer Christian Lata, “and as she was doing it, she was stealing their property then going to pawn shops and pawning the property.”The ring was recovered following her arrest, but police believe there may be more victims.If you believe you’ve been victimized by Coley, you’re urged to call Broward Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Did Parade Handle Bhutto Coup Correctly

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_imgI won’t pretend to know what any journalistic outlet that publishes in newspapers “ONCE PER WEEK” would do or not do. But I do know that if I were the publisher I would’ve demanded the production team either create a sticker to be placed on the issue explaining my decision to publish, or pull it out entirely.And, call it the Jamie Lynn Spears rule, but I would’ve also done little in the way of publicizing the “coup”—who watches the Early Show anyway?—and certainly wouldn’t have put out a press release touting a “beyond the grave” interview.UPDATE: Publisher Randy Siegel told the Associated Press that the onlyoption other than to run the outdated article would have been askingnewspapers not to distribute the magazine at all. “We decided that thiswas an important interview to share with the American people,” he said. When you’re a magazine like Parade, you don’t tend to scoop anybody. Unless the interview you did with former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in November, slated for a January cover, becomes chillingly prescient when she is assassinated in a suicide attack more than a week before the article is scheduled to be published.As FOLIO: reported, the magazine’s decision to immediately post the interview on Parade.com paid off in record-breaking traffic for the site. The writer, Gail Sheehy, appeared on the O’Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, CNN’s The Situation Room, the CBS Early Show and ABC Radio to talk about the interview.The print version, which arrived on America’s doorsteps this weekend, made no mention of the assassination—referring to Bhutto as “America’s best hope against Al-Qaeda”—and has subsequently drawn criticism. One FOLIO: commenter wrote:Any journalistic outlet that publishes in newspapers ONCE PER WEEK would have made every effort to change the story to reflect the assassination. To allow those copies into print was tasteless and lazy, regardless of whether it went to print or not.last_img read more


Next Penton CEO Likely to Come From Outside BtoB Publishing

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first_img When companies try to shift the emphasis, they often bring in executives from outside the industry who are charged with transformation. Those executives don’t understand the complexities of print media and are sometimes contemptuous of the culture, which they consider hidebound. But they almost never do what really needs to be done in a transformative environment, which is acknowledge that print is declining and massively reduce print budgets, right-size the workforce, take the revenue hit and free their remaining people up to attack the growing areas of the business. Which means Penton, like Cygnus Business Media and the old Primedia, is at a crossroads. So whoever the new Penton CEO is, that’s the challenge. And thus, they condemn themselves to failure. As formerly print-based publishing companies struggle to transform themselves, they’ve found a clash of business imperatives that sometimes seems intractable. On the one hand, you have a rank-and-file organization and culture that has come up through print and is comfortable with its complex rhythms. As e-media grows, it’s not so much that these employees resist change or fundamentally don’t understand how to exploit online opportunities (although there is some of that, for sure)—it’s more that they’re scrambling to hit enormous print budgets even as print recedes, and at the same time trying to build out e-businesses. Bagaria’s comment is significant because it indicates how Wasserstein executives view the future of Penton, and that future is likely to be e-media centric. “We’re talking to a lot of people, but it’s more likely to be from outside the industry,” Bagaria told me. Penton Media will name a new CEO in the next 30 to 60 days, and when it does, the executive will likely come from outside of b-to-b publishing, Anup Bagaria, vice chairman of Penton owner Wasserstein & Co. said Thursday.last_img read more


Know the difference between SEM and SEO

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_imgKeyword bids? Paid search? Semantic URLs? Terms associated with search engine marketing and search engine optimization tend to get tossed around in the publishing world. But SEM and SEO are important tools, helping publishers promote their Web sites through increased visibility in search engine results pages. While some consider SEO and SEM interchangeable terms, SEO is really the first step in search engine marketing, allowing for broad-reaching (usually free) Web site promotion. SEM not only includes SEO tactics but methods for immediately increasing a site’s traffic and visibility through paid inclusion (paid addition of a site to a search engine), paid advertising, and pay-per-click (text-only ads controlled by the advertiser).“I think in the last couple of years, companies were working through the first generation of tactics, but now with more of a track record and advanced analytics that show where traffic is going, they can better target their efforts and look at the business model and ROI of their SEO and SEM activities,” says Dan Weiner, managing director at Red Bricks Media New York, a search and performance marketing agency working with major publishers.Relaunch for SuccessWomen’s business magazine Pink plans to relaunch its site in early December. With this relaunch comes a redesign, which Pink’s digital agency, 360i, will rely on to bolster the magazine’s online prominence through SEO. Pinkmagazine.com’s homegrown CMS is optimized for search, says James Yancey, 360i Atlanta’s managing director, with content indexed more regularly than on other sites. “All of the URL structures on the site are clean,” he says. These “clean,” or semantic, URLs identify a piece of content by its key word and title, instead of just as a series of numbers and letters that normally appear. “While it may look more simplistic in structure, this is actually very technical,” Yancey says. Implementing semantic URLs at relaunch will make it easier for search engines to find content categorically through Pink’s CMS.Multiple Titles, One Domain Next year, Incisive Media plans to redesign its b-to-b vertical markets—legal, commercial real estate and interactive marketing—according to vice president of digital media Alex Kam.Incisive’s URLs, while not semantic like Pink’s, have the additional issue of a single domain structure with multiple titles (New York Law Journal, Legal Times) under the category of law.com. Kam says Incisive is looking to promote individual brands and use semantic URLs to reinforce brand value and user recall. “Using law.com as our legal domain has complicated our ability to build our online brands and hampered our search engine rankings,” he adds. “A smarter URL strategy will create visibility on the search engines, which will generate more user clicks, and therefore more page views.”As far as page navigation is concerned, Weiner says, “Rather than thinking only about navigation from their site’s front page, publishers have to realize that more than 50 percent of readers may be jumping from a Google search box directly into a section deep within the site.” This calls for smart page design—appropriate headers, titles, branding and cross-links on each page, with calls to action made visible, even on deep pages—enabling every page to act as a “home” page.Makes Images “Findable”Many publishers pride themselves on their images and photography, but Google can only read images in html. “Pink has a lot of text images on its site but search engines can’t read them,” says Pink Web editor Taylor Mallory. “Our new site will have images in html format, making them more easily found by search engines.” Monetize PlatformsPink’s offline platforms have a direct effect on page views. “When we do media stuff—TV, radio and events across the country—we see [traffic] really spike,” says founding editor Cynthia Good. Weiner cites two practices for linking offline platforms to your site: 1. Target keywords and ad copy allowing it to “capture” searches driven from those channels; 2. Implement tracking and analytics to measure cross-channel lift. Without this, the  impact may be mixed with other activity and hard to assess.Conde Nast, Hearst and Time leverage search campaigns for subscriptions and traffic to align with ad sales, monetize pages with high CPMs, and drive incremental volume to key programs. Consumer Engagement“While subscription programs drive the purchase of a physical product, many online consumers are looking for content in that same online channel,” Weiner says of publishers that began with subscription programs, but are now expanding to drive traffic to specific content areas. More targeted keywords, like “dating advice,” drive consumers to relevant areas of the site, whereas brand terms like magazine titles work better for subscription acquisitions. Some larger publishers have expanded from paid search to support subscriber acquisitions (to include customer engagement and traffic), and augmented natural search SEO efforts.Kam’s goal is to increase Incisive’s traffic at least 10 percent by 2010. “The more people that come, the more money we make and the more we can invest in search.”last_img read more


Ziff Davis Acquires Focus Research

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first_imgThis article originally appears on FOLIO: sister site, min.Ziff Davis has acquired the IT research and lead-gen company Focus Research, Inc. The company, which has served IT managers and buyers since 2005 will become Ziff Davis B2B Focus and operate as a standalone unit from its current home in San Francisco. Nevertheless, Focus CEO Scott Albro and a small group from the company have left to build a separate business apart from ZD around the Focus.com site.  Read the rest of the story here.last_img read more


ABC Names New Board Leaders

Posted On Sep 14 2019 by

first_imgThe board of the Audit Bureau of Circulations has elected Sunni Boot, CEO of ZenithOptimedia Canada, as its new Chairman. Boot [pictured] has served on the ABC board since 2008 and most recently served as chairman of the ABC Canada Board Committee. She replaces outgoing chairman Merle Davidson, director of media services at JCPenney, who held the role for the past three years. Shelagh Stoneham, vice president of brand and marketing communications at Rogers Communications, takes over as chairman of ABC Canada’s board committee. While members re-elected 22 ABC directors, they also elected three new representatives including Liberta Abbondante, senior vice president of consumer marketing at Hearst, representing U.S. magazines; Jeffrey Holecko, North American media manager at Kimberly-Clark, representing U.S. advertisers; and Kenneth Whyte, president of Rogers Media, representing Canadian periodicals. A series of directors will serve as vice chairmen of the ABC board for a one-year-term including David Leckey of American Media Inc.,; Christina Meringolo, Merck Consumer Care; Susanne Silber, Optimedia; and Shelagh Stoneham, Rogers Communications. Rob Fisher of American City Business Journals will serve as the 2012 board secretary and Scott Heekin-Canedy of the New York Times will serve as treasurer.last_img read more


All You Brings Social Commentary Into Print Product

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first_imgTrue to its name, the magazine has always incorporated user-generated content into its print and digital products, but has broadened its use recently with “Real Talk,” “Reality Checkers” and a digital video curation initiative.”From the day we launched in 2004, social has been a big component of the brand,” says Nina Willdorf, executive editor of All You. “As editors, our job is not to push information out, but to open up the dialogue and a conversation to other readers, and to capture that dialogue in a way that’s most compelling.”Market-frequent women shoppers looking for value-and distribution-more than a quarter of their 1.5-million circulation comes from an exclusive deal with WalMart newsstands-makes user-generated and social content especially relevant for the title, Willdorf says. “Consumers like to take advice from other consumers,” she says. “You see on Facebook, people share their favorite things with each other and take each other’s advice. We’re taking that thinking and applying it to our brand. All You is hitting something that’s very resonant right now.”With the addition of social sharing features to the “Reality Checker” platform, All You is offering members of the 50,000-plus network the option to send out reviews of select marketer products within their own social spheres.Testimonial content from the program has already been used in magazine advertisements for several years now, and the sharing option is a natural extension, according to Willdorf.”We’re giving them a vehicle to do something that we know they do anyway,” she says.All You filters the user-generated content that is presented on its owned platforms, but the nature of social precludes that, Willdorf admits. The conversation will be monitored, but ultimately, it’s out of their hands.That essentially leaves the door open for All You-sponsored criticism of its own marketers’ products.”We do believe that authenticity is really key to have people believe what you’re telling them,” Willforf says. “If you look at our Facebook page, people tell us a lot. They tell us the good, the bad and the ugly, and we value it all.”To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter! All You has even more “you” now after incorporating reader comments and questions into nearly a third of the pages of its most recent edition.The December issue of All You debuted “Real Talk,” an editorial feature that opens each of the magazine’s sections with a question from readers. The franchise is threaded throughout the book as well, with flagged reader comments appearing as sidebars within several stories.An expansion of the testimonial advertising program “Reality Checkers” was also introduced, adding social sharing elements.last_img read more


Nat Geo Expands Digital Team People on the Move 33016

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first_img Golfweek has promoted Henry Robinson to the position of associate publisher. Robinson has been with Turnstile Media Group – Golfweek’s parent company – for a total of 16 years and has held various positions, including publisher of the former Golf & Travel magazine.  Curt Nickisch has been named senior editor of Harvard Business Review. He was previously business and technology reporter for Boston’s NPR news station, WBUR. Marie Claire has announced that Stacy Bettman will become associate publisher of advertising. Bettman, who returns to Hearst from her role as associate publisher of Allure, was formerly the associate publisher of Seventeen from 2004 to 2010. POPSUGAR Inc. announced that Geoff Schiller has joined the company as chief revenue officer for the media brand. National Geographic Partners is expanding its digital team by announcing six key appointments, including a new executive editor overseeing digital content and new editors for digital news and photography. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Laura Helmuth joins National Geographic Partners as director of digital news. Laura was an award-winning writer and science and health editor at Slate since 2012. Luis Vega has been named creative director at Better Homes and Gardens. He had been design director at Prevention. Clay Dunnan is promoted to the new role of senior integrated marketing manager. He was previously creative services manager. postPerspective has announced it’s appointed Dayna McCallum as its publisher. Most recently, she served as senior strategist for Ignite Strategic Communications. The Daily Dot has announced the appointment of Amy Vernon as director of audience engagement. Prior to joining the Daily Dot, Vernon most recently served as an independent consultant with expertise in traffic generation, community building, content, product, and pop culture. center_img Patrick Witty joins National Geographic Partners as deputy director of photography for digital, leading the digital photography team as well as contributing to National Geographic magazine. Patrick was most recently the director of photography at WIRED. Kristin Mayhall is hired as brand development marketing manager; she was previously business development marketing manager. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to promote and hire these talented leaders in digital journalism who all share National Geographic’s passion for storytelling,” said Susan Goldberg, editor-in-chief, National Geographic magazine and editorial director, National Geographic Partners. Vanessa Gongora is hired as senior integrated marketing manager; she was previously special projects manager. Sam C. Griffin, who joins in the new role of executive director, creative services. Griffin is a longtime G&G collaborator. Colleen Call is promoted to the new role of executive director, integrated marketing and partnerships. Call was previously the creative services director at the company. Garden & Gun has announced new hires, promotions, and expanded roles for the advertising and creative services teams. Internal appointments and promotions include: Dan Gilgoff has been promoted to executive editor for digital. He joined National Geographic in 2013 as director of digital news. He was previously religion editor at CNN.com. Dayle Duggins has been promoted to digital director of 417 Magazine. Duggins brings three years of experience to the position with 417 Magazine, starting her career as an editorial intern.last_img read more


Time Inc Splits Titles into Four Groups Reveals Editorial Leadership

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first_img “All titles will be divided into four groups, each headed by an editorial director who will be charged with finding new ways to work together to grow our audience and our business across brands, new ways to take advantage of digital and video opportunities that may cut across brands and new efficiencies in how we operate across brands,” wrote Murray in the memo. Last week Time Inc. left many inside and outside the company scratching their heads as to where it was going next. But an internal memo today from Alan Murray, recently named chief content officer, adds some clarity.  The celebrity, entertainment, and style group, which includes People, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, StyleWatch, Essence, and xoJane, will be led by Jess Cagle, who was already editorial director of People and EW. Reporting to Cagle will be Lisa Arbetter, editor of StyleWatch, who will also serve as interim editor of InStyle as the company seeks a permanent replacement for Ariel Foxman, who announced earlier this week that he was stepping down after eight years on the job. Under a new editorial structure, Time Inc.’s titles will be divided into four groups led by editorial directors, each of whom will report directly to Murray. Nathan Lump, editor in chief of Travel + Leisure, has been promoted to editorial director of the lifestyle group, consisting of Real Simple, Southern Living, T+L, Food & Wine, Sunset, Coastal Living, Health, Cooking Light, Cozi, and MyRecipes.center_img The sports group will be led by Chris Stone, who replaced longtime Sports Illustrated group editor Paul Fichtenbaum in June.  First, Time editor Nancy Gibbs will lead the news group, consisting of Time, Fortune, Money, Time for Kids, and Motto. Interestingly, Michael Duffy, who will continue in his role as deputy managing editor of Time, will also report to Murray as editorial director of Time Inc., working on “matters of editorial standards and integrity,” according to the memo. The shuffle falls in line with an ongoing and overall reimagining of the company’s internal composition, including the reorganization announced last week, aimed at promoting cross-brand and category-wide ad sales. The company appears to be betting on the appeal of targeting specific audiences across its portfolio of titles, particularly when it comes to digital sales, a strategy reflected in Condé Nast’s announcement yesterday that it was further integrating operations for two of its titles, Glamour and Self.last_img read more


Community Partnership at Travis AFB Yields Emergency Responder Training Site

Posted On Sep 13 2019 by

first_imgOfficials at Travis Air Force Base in northern California this month will open up a new multipurpose training site that will enable emergency responders from the installation, as well as local and federal law enforcement agencies, to train together and integrate operations.The site — developed under the Air Force Community Partnership program — will offer training opportunities for security and law enforcement, fire, medical and emergency ordnance disposal personnel.“This compound will provide a site for first responders and emergency responders to utilize to collectively train together,” Maj. Jearl Allman, commander of the 60th Security Forces Squadron, told Travis Public Affairs. “No longer will medical be training separately from fire, who is training separately from security; we will all be training together to make sure we can do business together.”The Air Force paid for the modular units and site preparation of the compound; maintenance and repairs will be paid for by the local community, which is estimated to save at least $10,000 a year for the base.Public agencies taking advantage of the compound will benefit as well. “It may take about a year to figure out the numbers, but local responders will no longer need to travel long distances at other sites, they can now train locally,” Allman said.But the benefits of partnership will go much further than saving money, as the site will allow airmen and other security forces members to integrate training and operations with local and federal law enforcement agencies, according to the story.“We will be able to practice with the local community as well, such as joint-active shooter responses,” Allman said. “We’ll be able to train together to accurately respond to any threat, we’ll be able to communicate and work together at all times.”The training site will accommodate a variety of scenarios, including hostage situations, casualty response, and drug and bomb detection.“Security Forces will obviously get a lot of use out of it, but it will be used by many agencies,” said Capt. Matthew McGinnis, operations officer for the 60th Security Forces Squadron. “The 349th Air Mobility Wing and the 621st Contingency Response Group have expressed interest in the site as well as 16 local and federal agencies; it will really be a community site,” McGinnis said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more


LL Cool J To Launch Classic HipHop Channel On Sirius XM

Posted On Sep 12 2019 by

first_img Facebook LL Cool J To Launch Classic Hip-Hop Channel On Sirius XM The GRAMMY winner is creating a space dedicated exclusively to celebrating the legacy of hip-hopRenée FabianGRAMMYs Mar 27, 2018 – 5:00 pm What would hip-hop be without Ice Cube, OutKast, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, and Snoop Dogg? Hard to imagine. Now, LL Cool J wants to make sure these artists’ place in music history is secure with the launch of a new Sirius XM radio station called LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Radio.LL Cool J’s vision for the station entails highlighting hip-hop from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. This includes artists’ classics, unheard material, interviews, and even new tracks from legacy artists. Or, as the GRAMMY winner described it, he wants to keep classic hip-hop alive “in a dope way and [treat it] with the respect that it deserves.””There are so many artists who are the foundation of this culture,” LL Cool J said. “But it seems like they have been marginalized and pushed to the side if they’re no longer on the pop charts. I felt like hip-hop has a story and a lot of founding fathers and mothers that the world should know.” Email LL Cool J To Launch Classic Hip-Hop Radio ll-cool-j-launch-classic-hip-hop-channel-sirius-xmcenter_img News The former GRAMMY Awards host will launch the classic hip-hop radio station along with DJ Z-Trip on March 28 at 10 p.m. ET at an invitation-only roller skating event in East Los Angeles. Rock The Bells Radio, named after LL Cool J’s 1985 song of the same name, will live on Sirius XM channel 43.Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more Twitter last_img read more


Kacey Musgraves Wins Best Country Solo Performance For Butterflies 2019 GRAMMYs

Posted On Sep 12 2019 by

first_img Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Email Kacey Musgraves Wins Best Country Solo Performance For “Butterflies” | 2019 GRAMMYs Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Her win bested fellow nominees Loretta Lynn (“Wouldn’t It Be Great?”), Maren Morris (“Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters”), Chris Stapleton (“Millionaire”) and Keith Urban (“Parallel Line”). Related: Kacey Musgraves On ‘Golden Hour,’ “Space Cowboy,” Katy Perry & MoreMusgraves won her first GRAMMY for Best Country Album for Same Trailer Different Park at the 56th GRAMMY Awards. She made her debut on the GRAMMY stage that same year when she performed “Follow Your Arrow.”2019 GRAMMYs: Full Nominees And Winners List Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Twitter Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? News 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Read more Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images The singer/songwriter takes home Best Country Solo Performance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 4:33 pm Kacey Musgraves won Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies” at the at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. It was her first win of the evening out of her four total wins.She also earned Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Golden Hour and Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy.” During the show she gave a stunning performance of “Rainbow” from Golden Hour. She also joined Dolly Parton and Katy Perry onstage to sing Parton’s “Here You Come Again” during the legend’s tribute medley.  Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Kacey Musgraves Wins Best Country Solo Performance kacey-musgraves-wins-best-country-solo-performance-butterflies-2019-grammys Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 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Town Looking To Add A Case Worker To Assist Its Veterans  Seniors

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — During his Annual Budget Presentation earlier this week, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced his intention to add a full-time case worker position to be shared between the Wilmington Veterans Department and Wilmington Elderly Services Department.“The Veterans Services and Elderly Services Departments have expressed concern about their ability to meet the demands of their clients for timely service and follow-up,” said Town Manager Jeff Hull in his annual budget message. “In many instances, both departments are responding to the same constituency — seniors are who veterans.”Hull stressed that both departments are being confronted with growing workloads. The Veterans Department is currently managing more than 400 active cases, involving a variety of claims at both the state and federal levels. The Elderly Services Department, meanwhile, is seeing the senior population in town boom — a 27.9% increase (4,045 to 5,176) between 2010 and 2017 — with the trend projected to continue. As a result, the Department, which currently only has one case manager on staff, has seen its request for case management rise dramatically.“The new case worker will split their time between both departments in making home visits to seniors and Veterans and conducting follow-up visits or calls to ensure that residents are obtaining their medications, attending doctor’s appointments, and identifying other assistance that may be available,” explained Hull. “The case worker will assist by working with residents to complete documentation to obtain benefits such as fuel assistance, food through the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), financial assistance and medical coverage.”This full-time position would cost $43,898.The Town Manager and Veterans Director will discuss the proposal with the Finance Committee on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7pm at Wilmington Town Hall.Voters will ultimately have the final say over the Fiscal Year 2020 budget at the Annual Town Meeting on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:30am in the Wilmington High School Auditorium.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Public Buildings Dept. Outlines Projects This Summer, Including School ImprovementsIn “Government”Town To Launch New Substance Abuse Prevention & Support Programs, Commits $80KIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more